Exotic and alluring, the wildlife and cultures of Southern Asia have been shaped by one of the greatest phenomena on earth: the monsoon winds. All life human and animal is dominated by this rampaging weather system. From the Northern shores of Australia to the highest peaks of the Himalayas, the wind-blown deserts of Northern Indoa, to the lush equatorial rainforests of Borneo, this series makes an exhilarating journey through the lands of the Monsoon.
When Xiaoping joins the military, delicate dreams are dashed by the events of a China undergoing revolution. The devastating Sino-Vietnamese war crashes into 1970s China, changing the lives of the Army's young new recruits forever. In this epic spanning several decades, Youth shows Comrades of the People's Liberation Army fight amongst themselves as much as on the battlefield – and cause as much damage as the war that tore their lives apart. Features: Theatrical Trailer Making Of Dare To Hate From The Troupe
China’s deadliest Special Forces operative, known as the Wolf Warrior (Wu Jing – Call of Heroes, Kill Zone) is lying low. But when he crosses paths with a ruthless band of mercenaries led by a volatile and sadistic leader (Frank Grillo – Warrior, Captain America: Civil War), he must reaffirm his duty as a soldier and put an end to the gang’s reign of terror. Fists, bullets, tanks and missiles will fly in this tour de force of action filmmaking, all culminating in a climactic battle between the highly skilled Wolf Warrior and the brutal mercenary leader.
Three features now in High Definition. Directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, Infernal Affairs is a tense thriller featuring Hong Kong superstars Andy Lau and Tony Leung. The film follows the parallel lives of Ming (Lau), a cop who secretly reports to ruthless Triad crime boss Sam (Eric Tsang); and Yan (Leung), an undercover police officer who poses as a Triad member in Sam's gang. For Yan, the years of living in the criminal underworld have taken their toll, and he longs to return to regular police duty. However, the only person who knows Yan's true identity is his mentor Superintendent Wong (Anthony Wong), also the unsuspecting superior of Ming. When Wong's officers come face to face with Sam's gang, both leaders realise there are moles in their midst. Soon Yan and Ming must track each other down, leading to an inevitable confrontation. Unlike many contemporary Hong Kong films, Infernal Affairs steers clear of over-the-top action in favour of a more stylised and subdued story that builds on emotional and psychological tension. Leung is riveting as the undercover cop who desperately wants a normal life, while Lau instils his corrupt character with confidence and charm that mask his deep inner conflict. These two stellar turns are ably supported by veteran actors Wong and Tsang, along with Sammi Cheng and Kelly Chen. A huge blockbluster in Asia, Infernal Affairs is a landmark of Hong Kong cinema that deserves the same status abroad. Part of the New Directors/New Films 2003 series presented by The Department of Film and Media at the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City. Also features: 'Infernal Affairs II' and 'Infernal Affairs III'.
A Wing Chun master has to defeat 8 martial arts schools to open his own school, yet he has become a chess piece to the local power dynamics.
For the first time ever on Blu-Ray in the UK comes this 50s Sci-Fi monster classic featuring “Terrifying monsters from a lost age”. This Dual-Format release features the HD 16x9 transfer on the Blu-Ray as well as the original 4x3 SD presentation on the DVD. On an archaeological dig in Asia, Dr. Roger Bentley (John Agar – Tarantula) finds a cuneiform tablet referring to an ancient society, the Shadow Dynasty, that was destroyed. An earthquake soon after reveals an ancient artifact and the scientists discover the ruins of an ancient temple world on a remote mountain site. It leads them to an underground world, lost in time, where people have adapted to low light. The High Priest Elinu (Alan Napier – Julius Ceasar) doesn't welcome the presence of the new arrivals and wants them eliminated.
Set in the volatile arenas of intelligence and global politics, an elite CIA operative is aided by a top-secret tactical command unit as they are tasked with smuggling a mysterious police officer carrying highly classified information out of South East Asia. On this 22 mile mission, the team soon realise they’re not just against the clock, but against the city’s gangs, police and military too, who are dead set on reclaiming the renegade officer and the information he carries. Includes Special Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes.
Johnny English Rowan Atkinson stars as the title character in Johnny English, an office-bound junior intelligence worker suddenly thrust into the spotlight when the Crown Jewels are stolen from the Tower of London and a plot is uncovered that threatens world security. A bit unseasoned but extremely enthusiastic, English is quickly outfitted with a highly-specialized automobile, armed with the ultimate in intelligence gadgetry and allowed highest access to the agency’s files. All of England’s hopes are resting on English… Starring along with Atkinson are international star Natalie Imbruglia as Special Agent Lorna Campbell, renowned comedian Ben Miller as English’s sidekick, Bough, and multiple Academy Award nominee John Malkovich as the very French and very crafty business magnate, Pascal Sauvage. Johnny English is a spy comedy with thrills, chills and surprises for the whole family. Bonus Features Include: The Making of Johnny English Johnny English Reborn Rowan Atkinson returns to the role of the accidental secret agent who doesn't know fear or danger in the comedy spy-thriller Johnny English Reborn. In his latest adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty's Secret Service must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. In the years since MI-7's top spy vanished off the grid, he has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action. With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI-7. With mere days until a heads of state conference, one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, but failure never is. Bonus Features Include: Deleted/Extended Scenes with Intro from Director Oliver Park The Wheelchair Chase Gag Reel Feature Commentary JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN Rowan Atkinson returns as the much-loved accidental secret agent in Johnny English Strikes Again. When a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, the country’s only hope is called out of retirement. English’s new mission is his most critical to date: Dive headfirst into action to find the mastermind hacker. A man with few skills and analogue methods, English must overcome the challenges of modern technology—or his newest mission will become the Secret Service’s last. Bonus Features Include: The Comedy Genius of Rowan Atkinson Johnny English Legacy A Cast of Character The Gadgets The Car Plus a Digital Download of Johnny English Strikes Again to watch on your mobile devices
Produced by The King of Action Cinema, Jackie Chan, Legendary Amazons is an epic martial arts adventure set during the brutal wars between the Song and Xia Dynasties of Ancient China. Paying homage to the 1972 Shaw Brothers classic “The 14 Amazons”, this action-packed blockbuster recounts the adventures of the legendary Yang Clan, a courageous and patriotic attack force of warrior women. Each a master of a unique style of martial arts, they are called to fight their greatest ever battle, when an overwhelming army of barbarian invaders threatens to overrun their homeland. Packed with “blockbuster thrills (Beyond Hollywood)”, Legendary Amazons delivers more action in one movie than you might possibly expect in five! Special Features: Trailery Gallery Behind the Scenes
A $45 million USA-New Zealand co-production from producers Barrie M. Osbourne (Lord of the Rings), Lee Joo-ick (Battle Of Wits) and Michael Peyser (Speed 2). This effects-heavy, English-language fantasy actioner stars Jang Dong Gun (The Promise), Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns) and Geoffrey Rush (Pirates Of The Caribbean). The world’s greatest swordsman abandons his warrior clan to start a new life in the American Badlands in The Warrior’s Way, a visually dazzling modern martial arts adventure with stunningly choreographed fight sequences and gravity-defying stunts. In an original, gorgeously realised journey into a mythical past, writer and director Sngmoo Lee seamlessly marries the cinematic traditions of East and West. Korean superstar Jang Dong Gun, Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston and Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush star in this epic story of revenge and redemption. Yang (Jang Dong Gun) must betray his clan to save his final enemy – a young baby girl. He travels from Asia to a dying gold rush town in the American West where he goes into hiding by working as a lowly laundryman. Yang attempts to put his past behind him while befriending the local eccentrics of the once-thriving town, the fiery tempered knife-thrower Lynne (Bosworth) and Ron (Rush), the town drunk with a secret past. When Lynne is threatened by a gang led by a Colonel (Danny Huston), Yang comes out of hiding to protect her and the town with his sword skills and finds himself forced to face the past he was hoping to put behind him.