Antiquities & Oddities

//Antiquities & Oddities
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  • Notebook Of Elbert Hubbard
    A fabulously sage collection of wisdom and observations from the most brilliant mind of his day. Just a sample: 'Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.' Or...'The daily newspaper! The educator of the people! God help us, it might be so. It educates into inattention, folly, sin, vacuity and foolishness. It saps concentration, dissipates aspiration, scrambles grey matter and irons out convolutions. Watch the commuter rush for his Dope when he reaches the station in the morning.' That was written in 1927 - so not much has changed. Hubbard, were he alive today, would probably say the same of television or the Internet.
  • The Invader
    An alien, Renn, relentlessly pursued across the galaxy by his sworn enemy Willard is on a desperate mission to perpetuate his otherwise exterminated race and he must find an Earth woman to carry his child. He kidnaps Annie, a young school teacher, impregnating her he then sets out to reach his ship before the child is born - due in only four days! Jack, a local cop and Annie's true love, is determined to Renn and launches a massive manhunt - and is unknowingly conned by Willard who will stop at nothing to kill Renn, Annie and the child. It becomes a race against time as Annie and Jack are caught between the powers of two alien forces in a show down.
  • Harvie Krumpet
    The biography of an ordinary man seemingly curses with perpetual bad luck. From being born with Tourette's Syndrome, to getting struck by lightning; from having his testicle removed to developing Alzheimer's disease; Harvey's troubles seem unending.  Yet he learns many lessons in life an enjoys its many fruits. He finds love, freedom, nudity and ultimately, the true meaning of what it is to be human.
  • Sanctuary
    Brilliant, enigmatic scientist Dr. Helen Magnus has the proof that the frightening beings that we dismiss as figments of our imagination are indeed real. With her new recruits, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Zimmerman, her fearless daughter Ashley and quirky tech-whiz Henry, Magnus uses a unique combination of instinct, medicine and cutting edge technology to seek, study and protect the clandestine population of strange and sometimes terrifying beings known as 'abnormals' which hide among humans.
  • Dark Descent
    Deep in the Mariana Sea Trench, a corporate underwater mining complex has been built - an industrial Atlantis. When an accident in a dry-dock chamber kills several miners and investigator is sent to determine the cause and finds that it was no accident.  He is caught in a deadly conflict between the miners and the corporation and must fight to stay alive and uncover the truth.
  • Phantom Force
    The Venture, an old Trident nuclear sub retrofitted for research has picked up an ancient and powerful artifact on the ocean floor and brought it on board.  Called the Hades Stone, it allows the dead to return and join the living. Evil things appear in this world - phantoms. demons and an ancient being called the Stone Keeper, the guardian of the Hades Stone. The demons attack, killing the crew. The portal inside the Hades Stone fills the submarine with the accursed souls of the past.  Jack Bavaro, head of Interceptor Force, has gathered his best operatives  they know the submarine has been commandeered and they know they cannot just torpedo it - a navy attack submarine that tried was instantly destroyed by the demon-ridden submarine. They must enter the Venture and do battle  at the bottom of the ocean.
  • Hell Is For Heroes
    In World War II, A defiant loner with definitive soldier skills is an invaluable asset to his struggling platoon as they find themselves holding off a Nazi advance along the Seigfried Line. Using ingenuity and courage they must bluff the Germans in order to buy time and save their lives. Cast includes Bobby Darin, James Coburn, Nick Adams and Bob Newhart.
  • Jigsaw Man
    Philip Kimberley, top ranking British intelligence officer rocks the international spy community by defecting to Russia. However, not trusting his new colleagues, Kimberly leaves behind a hidden dossier exposing the KGB's spy network as insurance.  Years later, drunk and broken, Kimberly is given one last assignment by his KGB superiors - to undergo extensive surgical alteration and re-enter the UK to retrieve the dossier.  With news of Kimberley's death leaked to the media the defector slips back into the U.K. unrecognisable as his former self. With documents in hand Kimberley begins a dangerous game of intrigue that plays MI6 against the KGB with deadly results.  But then Kimberley's nemesis Admiral Scaith brings the former spy's daughter into the game, the rules suddenly change as the final pieces fall into place.
  • Life
    A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station on a mission of discovery find a rapidly evolving life-form that caused extinction on Mars.  It now threatens the crew and all life on Earth
  • MIAMI VICE
    Take a trip down memory lane, it's rolled-sleeve white jackets and mullets to the max. James 'Sonny' Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs are a pair of deep undercover detectives in the Miami drug world. With lifestyles to match their cover stories - Sonny lives on a sailboat with his pet crocodile Elvis  and Richardo totes a sawn off shotgun - the two take on the Florida underworld to try and find the killers of Ricardo's brother.  The series featured many famous guest stars.  This volume features the pilot episode.
  • Bullet To Beijing
    Based on the book by Len Deighton. As the Cold War comes to an end, Harry Palmer faces a world of grave uncertainty. The British Secret Service decides it no longer has  use for its top agent and Harry must come to terms with the possibility of early retirement. Out to prove that a good agent is hard to come by, Palmer is soon approached by a wealthy Russian businessman who wants him to track down a stolen bio-chemical weapon called the Red Death, which is aboard a train headed to Beijing.
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    From the director of horror classic The Shining. Highberger House is a special funded retreat for unpublished authors to live and work without distractions. But the ghost a beautiful girl haunts the hallways, crying with fear and desire.  And there is a beast in the walls that owns her, body and soul, and now seeks the blood of those who would rescue her. Other dimensions, doomed dreams, lost love and rotted imaginations all play a role in this drama from a story by Clive Barker.  Very good special effects.
  • on dangerous ground
    The Chinese, the British Government, Hong Kong businessmen and the Mafia are all on the trail of a secret covenant on the status of the former colony, signed by Chairman Mao in 1944. They are all prepared to stake lives on getting hold of it. Undercover tough guy Sean Dillon is pressured by Brigadier Ferguson  to prevent the document slipping into the wrong hands. That's if he can keep his eyes off the local ladies for long enough! Dillion's tough edginess wins him admiration from pretty police Inspector  Hanna Bernstein who can't help but fall for him. Dillon breaks heads and hearts as he tries to separate truth from lies to restore order.
  • Star Trek Voyager
    The fifth incarnation of the iconic series, and the first to have a lady captain. Starfleet vessel USS Voyager is stranded on the far side of the Milky Way and the crew face a 75 year long journey home. Five disc set.
  • Jupiter Ascending
    Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky with signs predicting she was destined for great things.  Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but awakes tot he cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks.  But when Caine, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter arrives on Earth to track her down, Jupiter begins to glimpse her long-awaited fate. Her genetic signature marks her as next in line to an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
  • Moscow Heat
    During an illegal weapons deal in New York City, an undercover cop is brutally murdered by a ruthless arms dealer.  The slain officer's father teams up with his son's partner to hunt down the killer who has fled to Russia. Their investigation puts them on a collision course with a black market operation to sell nuclear weapons to terrorists. With the help of a dedicated Moscow police captain, they make their way through the deadly labyrinth of the Russian Underworld as time runs out for mankind.
  • Babylon 5
    The space station that was to be the last, best hope for peace was sooner or later going to be eclipsed by new political coalitions and technical advances. John Sheridan, who had guided the massive freeport through its most tumultuous days, knew that his own fate had been unalterably prophesied. Sheridan attempts to wage peace for the Interstellar Alliance, the final destiny that awaits him and his command staff. The final season of this iconic series.  Six disc set.
  • Munich
    Inspired by real events. The story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate the 11 Palestinians believed to have planned the 1972 Munich massacre of 11 Israeli athletes - and the personal toll on the team and the man who led it.
  • Last Man Standing
    There is only one law - every man for himself.  Jericho has never been a safe town to live in, and it just got deadlier.  John Smith has arrived to play two warring gangs against one another.  He switches allegiance between the two gangs, offering his services to the highest bidder, and as the death toll mounts, he becomes the dispenser of law and order in the race to be the last man standing.
  • Edward Scissorhands
    Edward is the creation of an inventor, whose sudden death leaves Edward with metal shears for hands.  He lives on alone in the darkness of the great Gothic house until he is found by a kind lady and taken home to live with her family - in the pastel paradise called Suburbia. An early role for Johnny Depp and one of Vincent Price's last films.  By Tim Burton.
  • the way back
    Under cover of a night time blizzard, seven prisoners caught up in Stalin's Reign of Terror escape a Soviet Gulag in 1940. With little food and no idea of  their direction, they set out on a journey of hardship as they struggle across Siberia, the Gobi Desert and over the Himalayas towards India and freedom.  Directed by Peter Weir
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    A young Irish woman, Sarah, has grown up among soldiers on Te Awanui - The Great River. Too young and pregnant by the son of a Maori chief, she gives birth to a son who is kidnapped by his Maori  grandfather. Abandoned by her soldier father, her life is dedicated to the search for her son as she finds herself torn between Doyle, a broken down soldier and Wiremu, the son of a Maori warrior.  As the conflict escalates between the Maori tribes and the British Colonial Army she finds herself at the centre of the cultural storm.
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    A roguish tour guide, Max and Karen, the beautiful wife of a U.S. senator are thrown together after they witness the assassination of a small African nation's president.  Mistaken for the killers, they escape with the help of Max's co-pilot.  When the plane runs out of fuel they are pursued on foot by Soviet agents and the Nati0onal Army through the wild of Africa as they race for the border.
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    Mel Gibson directs the profound story of courage and sacrifice depicting the final twelve hours of the life of Jesus.
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    Crashing across the Mexican border in a getaway car containing millions, career criminal 'Driver' is soon arrested by corrupt police officers.  Separated from his spoils and incarcerated in the notorious El Pueblito prison, Driver is befriended by a worldly nine year old boy. To gain his and the boy's freedom - and get his loot back - he must use all his skills to turn the rotting system against itself - if he can live long enough.
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    Dragonheart: Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis, Julie Christie, Peter Postlethwaite and Sean Connery as "Draco" -  When Prince Einar is mortally wounded, he is given a gift of half of the heart of a dragon.  When he grows up as an evil tyrant, his knight Bowein is convinced his evil is due to the dragon's heart and swears to hunt down the dragon responsible, until only one dragon is left - Draco. Together with a monkish scribe, Draco teaches Bowein the truth of the matter. Dragonheart: A New Beginning - Chris Masterson, Robby Benson. It was believed that Draco had been the last dragon in existence - but an out-of-the-way monastery is hiding a  secret: a young dragon called Drake, being cared for and raised by the abbot.  A prediction of evil that arrives with a two tailed comet brings two mysterious travelers to the monastery, where an orphaned stable boy has discovered Drake and thinks that with his new friend, he may be able to become a knight in shining armour.
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    A team of Arctic researchers find a 40,000 year old man frozen in the ice and bring him back to life. Anthropologist Stanley Shephard wants to befriend the Iceman and learn about his past; Dr. Diane Brady wants to discover the secret that will allow man to live in a frozen state.  When the Iceman becomes part of their lives, the results are emotionally shattering.