Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play Korean War vet and retired autoworker Walt Kowalski doesn&39;t much like how his life or his neighborhood has turned out He especially doesn&39;t like the people next door Hmong immigrants from Southeast Asia But events force Walt to defend those neighbors against a local gang that feeds on violence and fear For the first time since Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood works on both sides of the camera winning the National Board of Review Award as Best Actor for his bone-deep playing of Kowalski burnished with experience grace and gravitas into a prime vintage Eastwood performanceSpecial FeaturesExclusive access to additional Gran Torino content trailers and more with BD-Live! Warner Bros BD-Live which is accessible through internet-connected Blu-ray players (including PlayStation® 3) invites users to experience a variety of exclusive interactive features such as additional featurettes unique to Warner Bros BD-Live sneak peeks and trailers of upcoming Warner Bros films Gran Torino Blu-ray owners will have access to additional special features including Jamie Cullum&39;s music video performance of the original theme song from the motion picture Gran Torino Gran Torino Next Door is a 15 minute Hmong documentary For Hmong Americans Gran Torino marks a cinematic debut - the first time they have participated as characters cast and crew in a major motion picture The documentary takes a very personal look at the Hmong experience and their stories both on and off the set Additional Theatrical TrailersBD-Live is only accessible through a Blu-ray Disc - played on an Internet-connected Blu-ray player (including PlayStation®3) with BD-Live capabilities and sufficient data storage Actors Clint Eastwood Cory Hardrict John Carroll Lynch Geraldine Hughes Brian Haley Dreama Walker Doua Moua Brian Howe Sarah Neubauer Lee Mong Vang Nana Gbewonyo Christopher Carley Bee Vang John Anton & Austin Douglas SmithDirector Clint EastwoodCertificate 15 years and overYear 2009Screen Widescreen 2351Languages English - Dolby True HD (51)Additional Languages French ; German ; Italian ; Spanish ; English Audio DescriptionSubtitles English ; Chinese ; Danish ; Dutch ; Finnish ; French ; German ; Italian ; Korean ; Norwegian ; Spanish ; SwedishDuration 1 hour and 56 minutes (approx)
Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight&39;s emergence as a force for good in Gotham In the wake of his parents&39; murder disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful He returns to Gotham and unveils his alter-ego Batman a masked crusader who uses his strength intellect and an array of high tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city Director Christopher Nolan (Memento) helms this prequel to the Batman films based on the DC Comics series explaining how Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale American Psycho) the billionaire prince of Gotham whose parents were killed in an alleyway mugging transformed into the crime-fighting superhero With flashbacks to his privileged childhood young Master Wayne as he is called by the butler Alfred (Michael Caine) develops a terrible fear of bats when he falls through the backyard garden into a hidden cave As a young adult Wayne lives among the League of Shadows a mar! tial arts group in the mountains of Asia His leaders Ra&39;s al Ghul (Ken Watanabe) and Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson) teach him strength endurance and unfortunately evil against which he naturally rebels Returning to Gotham and reinstating himself as a dapper socialite and the rightful heir to his parents&39; enterprise Wayne quickly devises his secret identity commanding help from the gadgetry expert Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) With one eye on his childhood playmate Rachel (Katie Holmes Dawson&39;s Creek) now a beautiful woman and dedicated lawyer and the other on his mission to save Gotham from criminal corruption Batman makes his fledgling debut But when the blue-blooded mastermind Dr Crane (Cillian Murphy Sunshine)taints the water system with a hallucinatory substance Batman realises he has met his first true opponent Director Christopher Nolan&39;s sequel to his own &39;Batman Begins&39; sees Gotham&39;s avenging angel squaring-up to a new kid on the block - psychotic prankster the Joker (Heath Ledger in the role that won him a posthumous Oscar for Best Supporting Actor) In the space of a year Batman (Christian Bale) aided by Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) and new District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) has managed to rid Gotham&39;s streets of the organised crime gangs that once ravaged the city Things seem to be looking up although on the personal front Bruce Wayne discovers he has a rival in his affections for main squeeze Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal) in the shape of the new DA who as a political climber likes to keep his cards close to his chest But just when the authorities think they&39;re finally making progress in their fight against crime the appearance on the streets of a sinister new figure with a demented grin and a passion for chaos causes panic among the good people of Gotham and leads to a battle of wits between Batman and the Joker which threatens to get extremely personal
Please note this is a region B Blu-Ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-Ray player in order to play JOHNNY ENGLISH - REBORN When a team of ruthless assassins plot to kill the Chinese premier the only person who can stop them from plunging the world into total chaos is bumbling secret agent Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) in this sequel featuring Gillian Anderson Dominic West and Rosamund Pike Somewhere deep in Asia the veteran MI-7 spy has been training for years in anticipation of his next mission Meanwhile the most prominent heads of state in the world begin gathering for a conference that could have a major impact on the world of global politics When MI-7 receives word that the Chinese premier has become the target of some high-powered killers it falls on Johnny English to save the day Armed with the latest high-tech weaponry and gadgets that would make even James Bond jealous the once-disgraced agent uncovers evidence of a massive conspiracy involving some of the world&39;s most powerful organizations and vows to redeem his tarnished reputation by stopping the killers before they can strike JOHNNY ENGLISH When the British government fears that a plan is afoot to steal the royal family&39;s beloved crown jewels from their secure home in the Tower of London secret agent Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) is assigned to the case Unfortunately English isn&39;t the British Secret Service&39;s first choice for the job; he&39;s just the only secret agent that is still alive Even though English dreams of being a suave debonair agent and has only the best intentions the hapless Brit continually makes matters worse as he tries to save his country from falling into the clutches of French prison mogul Pascal Sauvage played by John Malkovich Among other things English misuses secret agent gadgets inadvertently leaks his plans to the bad guys takes the most inopportune route into Sauvage&39;s castle and generally makes silly mistakes--and somehow gets away with it Physical comedian Atkinson best known as Mr Bean shines in this film which was directed by Peter Howitt (SLIDING DOORS) JOHNNY ENGLISH also features British comedian Ben Miller as Bough English&39;s mild-mannered but surprisingly effective sidekick from the agency Australian singer and actress Natalie Imbruglia makes her feature film debut as Special Agent Lorna Campbell Actors Rowan Atkinson Tasha de Vasconcelos Ben Miller Greg Wise Douglas McFerran Steve Nicolson Terence Harvey Kevin McNally Tim Pigott-Smith Natalie Imbruglia John Malkovich Gillian Anderson Rosamund Pike Dominic West & Tim McInnernyDirector Peter Howitt & Oliver ParkerCertificate PGYear 2003 ; 2011Screen 2401Languages English - DTS-HD Master Audio (51)
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.
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.
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'.
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.
From the makers of Ong-Bak and Warrior King comes the new no stunt-doubles action sensation. Sin was once a prominent member of the most feared mafia gang in Thailand and mistress to its notorious leader, the ruthless Number-8. Now suffering from leukaemia, the only way to raise money for treatment is for her daughter, Zen, to seek out her old underworld contacts and collect aged debts. Blessed with an incredible ability to mimic the fighting moves of her favourite action heroes, Zen proves an awesome match for those who stand in her way. However, when Number 8 decides that the money belongs to him, Zen is faced with a full-on battle for survival. Starring Asia s new female action superstar JeeJa Yanin (who spent 2 full years in training), Chocolate contains some of the most breathtaking set piece action scenes you will see this year!
The year was 1977 and kung-fu fighting was still blasting out of discotheques, the spectre of Bruce Lee continued to haunt Hong Kong cinema and a young Jackie Chan was fast on his way to superstardom. TO KILL WITH INTRIGUE is undoubtedly one of the martial arts legend's finest moments - with confident direction from the legendary Lo Wei, who had given Bruce Lee his break with THE BIG BOSS in 1971! Shot in South Korea, when the country was still a curious entity to the West and under tyrannical one-party rule, TO KILL WITH INTRIGUE highlights a fast-paced tale of doomed romance and revenge that gives Chan's token stunts and chopsocky mayhem plenty of space to showcase themselves! Finally available to UK viewers, in a new 4k scan, one of Chan's most underrated motion pictures is ready to fight its way into your collection of 88 Asia gems! Extras: Interivew with Rick Baker