Sergei Eisenstein's classic war movie has an incredible score by Prokofiev.An exceptional patriotic war movie that follows the story of prince Alaxander Nevsky from the apparent position of humble fisherman to a war hero leading his country in a successful campaign against invaders from Germany. It is 1242 and the story begins with Russia constantly being invaded by Mongol raiders, in their endless pursuit of land and treasure, when news comes of an impending attack by Teutonic knights. Some of the Russian hierarchy try, and succeed, in forming a non-aggression pact. These leaders are regarded as cowards and traitors by the people and Alexander is asked to lead the proletariat into battle against the new invaders.Alexander succeeds in inspiring the masses into mobilizing and arming themselves. The Teutons gain a number of victories including the capture of the city of Pskov and inflict many acts of barbarism on the people there. Alexander then leads the Russian people's army, which includes many young women, into battle where, contrary to conventional imagery, the white robes of the Teutons are associated with cruelty and death while heroism and patriotism is symbolised by the black robes of the Russian warriors. The vast armies of epic proportions and Elisenstein uses the dramatic effects of wide flat lands and frozen lakes with huge areas of sky to enhance the amazing battle sequences.The decisive battle is fought in the spring on the frozen lake and after a long exchange, which is one of the greatest battle scenes in cinematic history, the Germans retreat and are thwarted by the ice breaking; the lake swallowing them up. The victorious Alexander is hailed as a hero on his return and the victors celebrate their success including the conclusion of a minor sub-plot featuring two soldiers who try to woo a young woman - who also turns out to be a warrior.Special Features:Interactive Menus
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a first-person shooter game, published by Activision and developed by Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software. The game is the third installment in the Modern Warfare sub-series, and a direct sequel to 2009's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.The game sees the return of former Task Force 141 Cpt. John "Soap" MacTavish, former S.A.S. Cpt. John Price and Russian informant "Nikolai". The story begins as Captain Price and Nikolai evacuate Soap from Site Hotel Bravo in Afghanistan. Soap receives medical attention in a safehouse run by Nikolai's Loyalist allies in Himachal Pradesh, India, but Vladamir Makarov's forces arrive in an attempt to kill the trio. The player again assumes the role of various characters during the single-player campaign, changing perspectives throughout the progression of the story, which is divided into three sets of missions called "Acts".
A British actor and his girlfriend are captured along with several Russian soldiers by Chechen rebels while on tour in Georgia. They are thrown into a hole in a remote village where the horrors of war are horrifyingly apparent. Held for ransom that doesn't materialize, one of the actors is released to raise cash in Britain. Upon his return he meets a conscript who is also desperate to save another captive. The two join forces and head back to the Chechen village to wage a two –man assault that will soon become an all- out war! From the award winning writer director Aleksei Balabnov of the Brother gangster Films Comes an intense and uncompromising look at the atrocities faced during wartime. Explosive, gritty and controversial, this powerful film features extreme and realistic action sequences that reveal a brutal vision of a war the world would rather forget.
Directed by Laurence Olivier and featuring a specially commissioned score by composer William Walton, this filmed production of Anton Chekhov's classic play by London's world-renowned National Theatre Company is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. The action takes place in a Russian provincial town at the turn of the century. It tells the story of Olga, Masha and Irina daughters of a dead general, who with their brother Andrei live out their days bound together by feelings of melancholy, endless yearning and disappointment. The themes of troubled, unrequited love, provincial boredom and the imagined glamour of the capital to which the sisters long to return are brilliantly conveyed in outstanding performances by some of the twentieth century's greatest theatrical players. SPECIAL FEATURES  Original Theatrical Trailer  Image Gallery  Promotional Material PDF
Triple bill of action thrillers starring Keanu Reeves as a former hitman who must return to the criminal world he left behind in order to seek revenge. In 'John Wick' (2014), after the eponymous hitman (Reeves) refuses to sell his car to Russian gang leader Iosef (Alfie Allen), the gang members break into his home and kill his dog, a gift left to him by his late wife Helen (Bridget Moynahan). It turns out that Iosef is the son of Wick's ex-boss Viggo Tarasov (Michael Nyqvist), head of the Russian mafia in New York. As John attempts to track down and kill Iosef he encounters assassin Ms. Perkins (Adrianne Palicki), who is working for Viggo, and eventually faces his former boss in an ultimate showdown. In 'John Wick - Chapter 2' (2017) Wick is again coaxed out of retirement when Italian crime boss Santino D'Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) calls in a debt and persuades the former hitman to kill his sister, Gianna (Claudia Gerini), in Rome. However, the tables are soon turned when Santino puts out a hit on Wick, a bounty his fellow assassins all over the world are only too happy to collect. The cast also includes Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Willem Dafoe and Laurence Fishburne. In ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’, super-assassin John Wick returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin's guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world's most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.
The sequel to Rebellion's highly-acclaimed 2005 game Sniper Elite; Sniper Elite V2 continues to offer gamers the most authentic World War II sniping experience by putting them in the middle of war-torn Berlin amidst the frenzied final battle between German and Russian forces. With an emphasis on learning to handle the anticipation and pressure of the hunt, players are forced to use skill patience and cunning to achieve their missions as they find themselves facing life-altering choices. The celebrated "bullet cam" from Sniper Elite makes its return and will be more gratifying than ever. Skilful shots are rewarded with a slow-motion sequence of the bullet running its full trajectory from barrel to target as well as featuring graphic detail of the effects of the bullet entering and destroying a target.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s penultimate film of the seventies was also his most successful. Popular with audiences and critics alike, among them Roger Ebert and François Truffaut, The Marriage of Maria Braun finally provided its director with the international breakthrough he had craved for so long. Maria Braun marries a young soldier amid the Allied bombing raids of World World II the day before he must return to the Russian front. Awaiting his return in 1945, she is informed of his death and must endure and navigate the post-war years alone. Mirroring the German Wirtschaftswunder (‘economic miracle’), she determinedly rises to prosperity as a self-made woman. Centred on an astonishing performance from Fassbinder regular Hanna Schygulla in the lead role, The Marriage of Maria Braun took over four million Deutschmarks in its home country and made over a million dollars in the US. Such success proved influential too – without it we would likely never have seen Helma Sanders-Brahms’s Germany, Pale Mother or Edgar Reitz’s epic Heimat. Special Edition Features: Brand new 4K restoration from original camera negatives High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed PCM mono audio Optional English subtitles Life, Love & Celluloid, a 1998 feature-length documentary on Fassbinder, written and directed by his regular editor, Juliane Lorenz Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1977, a candid 30-minute interview with the director The Fassbinder Family, an all-new featurette detailing the actors who worked with Fassbinder time and again throughout his career
Harrison Ford dusts off his infamous brown fedora for another Indiana Jones film, which is once again made by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. The year is 1957, and Indy is on the run from a team of Russian spies led by a rapier-wielding Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett). The Russians want Indy to help them locate an ancient artefact that they believe can be used as the ultimate military weapon. Indy manages a narrow escape, and tries to return to his life as a professor of archaeology, but he soon bumps into a '50s greaser named Mutt (Shia LeBeouf). Mutt's mother, as well as one of Indy's longtime friends, have been captured somewhere in Peru. Mutt and Indy hop on a plane to the country, where they manage to track down both Mutt's mother, Marian (Karen Allen), and Professor Oxley (John Hurt), but they also find themselves surrounded by the same scheming Russians. The Russians have found the artefact they were seeking, but Indy now knows its secret and dangerous powers. With the help of Mutt, Marian, and Oxley, he races to return it to its rightful resting place. While a bit more grizzled than the last time we saw him cracking his whip in INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, Ford still manages to bring the right mix of humour and swagger to Indy. Longtime fans are sure to love the many inside jokes and nods to the previous films, as well as the reappearance of some favourite old characters. While CRYSTAL SKULL has the same exotic locales and wild chases of the earlier movies, it definitely sets itself apart with its heavy use of CGI. This fourth instalment of the Indy franchise is immensely enjoyable entertainment that contains some fun surprises along the way. Special Features: Special Collector's EditionThe Return Of A Legend featurettePre-productionProduction diary: Making Of THE CRYSTAL SKULLWarrior Makeup featuretteThe Crystal Skulls featuretteIconic Props featuretteThe Effects Of Indy featuretteAdventures In Post-Production featuretteClosing: Team Indy featurettePre-visualisation sequencesGalleriesProduction stillsPortraitsBehind-the-scenes photographs