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Port of New York (1949)

Review A drug smuggler runs his operation through a New York yacht club, spreading his criminal operation through the use of ocean liners and their staff, to distribute the narcotics. A pair of undercover agents is assigned to track down the source of the narcotics and bring down the drug ring. To get to the criminals, the agents must go under cover to infiltrate the gang, which places them in greater peril the closer they get to the ringleader.

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The Dark Mirror

Review Admiral Nelson and Commander Crane are back in Volume Two of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Irwin Allen's thrilling, ground-breaking science-fiction adventure series!

Join the crew of the Seaview aboard their super high-tech submarine, where no mission is too dangerous and no threat is too deadly, be it enemy agents, mad scientists, deadly sea creatures, or impending nuclear disaster. Welcome aboard the Seaview. Destination: uncharted depths and unparalleled excitement. Permission to board granted!


The Silent Passenger

Review The first (and some say best) season of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea went into its second half with strong ratings, a loyal audience, and 16 episodes that have stood the test of time. This compact 3-disc set presents all 16 of these 50-minute, black-and-white episodes with sound and picture quality so crisp and clean that it's hard to believe 41 years had passed between their original broadcasts (Monday nights at 7:30 on ABC) and this 2006 DVD release. Like all Irwin Allen productions, the show is characterized by simple, easy-to-follow plots, impressive production values on a limited budget, and special effects (mostly by pioneering effects master L.B. Abbott) that were state-of-the-art by mid-'60s standards. As Admiral Nelson (Richard Basehart), Commander Crane (David Hedison) and the crew of the double-hulled, nuclear-powered submarine Seaview continue their first-season adventures, most of these episodes deliver plots that will be comfortably familiar to any fan of sci-fi adventure shows of the '60s: obsessive scientists conducting radical experiments, power-hungry villains from behind the Iron Curtain (typically from the unspecified "People's Republic"), and international criminals engaged in nefarious schemes of global domination. Before the series shifted to color film (in the second season) and greater emphasis on techno-gadgets and science fiction, some of these first-season episodes involve extraterrestrial beings or monsters that would become more common in subsequent seasons.

The best of these sci-fi episodes is "The Invaders" (original airdate January 25, 1965), guest-starring Robert Duvall (misspelled "Duval" in the credits) as a powerful alien awakened from suspended animation by an undersea earthquake. Other episodes feature such now-familiar guest stars as Edward Asner ("The Exile"), George Sanders ("The Traitor"), Leslie Nielsen ("The Creature"), a very young-looking Tom Skerritt (appearing briefly in the prologue of "The Enemies"), and such '60s TV stalwarts as Torin Thatcher, Skip Homeier, Alvy (Green Acres) Moore, J.D. Cannon, and Henry Silva. The most enjoyable episodes feature a deep-space robot that's been dangerously reprogrammed ("The Indestructible Man"); a giant sub-crushing jellyfish ("Mutiny"); modern-day Nazis ("The Last Battle"); humans surgically transformed into "The Amphibians"; an encounter with the Loch Ness Monster ("The Secret of the Loch"); and a cautionary tale ("The Human Computer") that may have inspired the later Star Trek episode "The Ultimate Computer." And while only a few of these episodes achieve genuine excellence, they're consistently well-written, and the father-and-son-like dynamic between Basehart and Hedison anchors the series with authentic naval authority. DVD extras include an amusing 5-minute blooper reel; a photo gallery of cover art from the highly collectible Voyage comic books published by Gold Key in the mid-'60s; and brief interview clips with David Hedison (looking great at nearly 80 years old) discussing the show's first season, his admiration for Richard Basehart, and the blooper reels that Irwin Allen compiled despite having "no sense of humor." For Voyage fans and anyone who's catching up on the best shows of the '60s, these DVDs offer loads of nostalgic entertainment. --Jeff Shannon


Passport To Suez

Review Ricardo, son of a mexican bandit, becomes against his will a bandit. He falls in love with Theresa, the daughter of the governor, who is expecting tax collectors from spain. Ricardo sees a good chance there. With Frank Sinatra and Kathryn Grayson.
Stage Fright

Review il testimone di un omicidio viene fatto rinchiudere in una clinica psichiatrica al fine di invalidare la testimonianza che inchioderebbe il colpevole. ma il testimone riesce a evadere e a vendicarsi di chi ha tentato di rovinarlo.
The Thin Man

Review il capo di una banda di teppisti in motocicletta, irrompe con i suoi in una tranquilla cittadina della california e salva la vita della figlia dello sceriffo che, in seguito, s'innamora di lui.
Case of the Frightened Lady

Review un biologo mette in salvo namu, un'orca ferita da un insensibile pescatore. lo scienziato ben presto si accorge che il cetaceo non e' poi cosi' cattivo, anzi e' dotato di una spiccata intelligenza. il pescatore, pero', non si da per vinto...
The Thin Man Goes Home

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The Brothers Karamazov

Review [Additional Actors] Gyula Szabó, József Gáti, György Cserhalmi, Péter Kertész, Miklós Gábor, József Székhelyi, Sándor Kömíves, Judit Meszléry, Ildikó Hámori, Olívia Velez // A William Shakespeare műve alapján forgatott film a középkori Európa sötét és intrikával terhelt francia-angol szembenállásról fest hiteles képet. Az erőskezű, de már öreg Lear király lassan lemond a trónról, de közben nem is sejti, hogy két idősebbik lánya. Goneril és Regan is halálát és hatalmát kívánja. Lear nyolcanévesen úgy dönt: három lánya között egyenlő arányban osztja szét birodalmát, de előbb megkérdezi tőlük, hogy ki mennyire szereti őt. Goneril és Regan egymással versengve biztosítják szeretetükről, míg a legkisebb lány, Cordelia nem hajlandó belemenni a versengésbe. Leart elvakítja két idősebb lánya hazugsága, és úgy érzi, Cordelia nem szereti, ezért kitagadja örökségéből és száműzi, birodalmát pedig a csalárd nővérekre hagyja. Cordelia számüzetése során találkozik Tamással, az egyszerű szegényemberrel, akiről hamarosan kiderül, hogy nem más, mint Gloster grófjának fia és örököse, Edgar. Ám a fiúnak is menekülnie kell, mivel testvére, Edmund egy hamis levél segítségével elhitette apjukkal, hogy Edgar az életére tör. // William Shakespeare: Lear király (1978) / King Lear / ONLY Hungarian Sound [European DVD Region 2 PAL] /// This is a great product sourced from BIML- Bible In My Language, the leader in foreign language Bibles and outreach materials from Baltimore, Maryland in the USA. BIML stocks Bibles in more than 600 languages.
Blonde Ice

Review A drug smuggler runs his operation through a New York yacht club, spreading his criminal operation through the use of ocean liners and their staff, to distribute the narcotics. A pair of undercover agents is assigned to track down the source of the narcotics and bring down the drug ring. To get to the criminals, the agents must go under cover to infiltrate the gang, which places them in greater peril the closer they get to the ringleader.

This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.


Shield For Murder

Review Admiral Nelson and Commander Crane are back in Volume Two of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Irwin Allen's thrilling, ground-breaking science-fiction adventure series!

Join the crew of the Seaview aboard their super high-tech submarine, where no mission is too dangerous and no threat is too deadly, be it enemy agents, mad scientists, deadly sea creatures, or impending nuclear disaster. Welcome aboard the Seaview. Destination: uncharted depths and unparalleled excitement. Permission to board granted!


The Kissing Bandit (1948)

Review The first (and some say best) season of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea went into its second half with strong ratings, a loyal audience, and 16 episodes that have stood the test of time. This compact 3-disc set presents all 16 of these 50-minute, black-and-white episodes with sound and picture quality so crisp and clean that it's hard to believe 41 years had passed between their original broadcasts (Monday nights at 7:30 on ABC) and this 2006 DVD release. Like all Irwin Allen productions, the show is characterized by simple, easy-to-follow plots, impressive production values on a limited budget, and special effects (mostly by pioneering effects master L.B. Abbott) that were state-of-the-art by mid-'60s standards. As Admiral Nelson (Richard Basehart), Commander Crane (David Hedison) and the crew of the double-hulled, nuclear-powered submarine Seaview continue their first-season adventures, most of these episodes deliver plots that will be comfortably familiar to any fan of sci-fi adventure shows of the '60s: obsessive scientists conducting radical experiments, power-hungry villains from behind the Iron Curtain (typically from the unspecified "People's Republic"), and international criminals engaged in nefarious schemes of global domination. Before the series shifted to color film (in the second season) and greater emphasis on techno-gadgets and science fiction, some of these first-season episodes involve extraterrestrial beings or monsters that would become more common in subsequent seasons.

The best of these sci-fi episodes is "The Invaders" (original airdate January 25, 1965), guest-starring Robert Duvall (misspelled "Duval" in the credits) as a powerful alien awakened from suspended animation by an undersea earthquake. Other episodes feature such now-familiar guest stars as Edward Asner ("The Exile"), George Sanders ("The Traitor"), Leslie Nielsen ("The Creature"), a very young-looking Tom Skerritt (appearing briefly in the prologue of "The Enemies"), and such '60s TV stalwarts as Torin Thatcher, Skip Homeier, Alvy (Green Acres) Moore, J.D. Cannon, and Henry Silva. The most enjoyable episodes feature a deep-space robot that's been dangerously reprogrammed ("The Indestructible Man"); a giant sub-crushing jellyfish ("Mutiny"); modern-day Nazis ("The Last Battle"); humans surgically transformed into "The Amphibians"; an encounter with the Loch Ness Monster ("The Secret of the Loch"); and a cautionary tale ("The Human Computer") that may have inspired the later Star Trek episode "The Ultimate Computer." And while only a few of these episodes achieve genuine excellence, they're consistently well-written, and the father-and-son-like dynamic between Basehart and Hedison anchors the series with authentic naval authority. DVD extras include an amusing 5-minute blooper reel; a photo gallery of cover art from the highly collectible Voyage comic books published by Gold Key in the mid-'60s; and brief interview clips with David Hedison (looking great at nearly 80 years old) discussing the show's first season, his admiration for Richard Basehart, and the blooper reels that Irwin Allen compiled despite having "no sense of humor." For Voyage fans and anyone who's catching up on the best shows of the '60s, these DVDs offer loads of nostalgic entertainment. --Jeff Shannon


The Tender Trap

Review Ricardo, son of a mexican bandit, becomes against his will a bandit. He falls in love with Theresa, the daughter of the governor, who is expecting tax collectors from spain. Ricardo sees a good chance there. With Frank Sinatra and Kathryn Grayson.
The Black Swan

Review il testimone di un omicidio viene fatto rinchiudere in una clinica psichiatrica al fine di invalidare la testimonianza che inchioderebbe il colpevole. ma il testimone riesce a evadere e a vendicarsi di chi ha tentato di rovinarlo.
Kismet

Review il capo di una banda di teppisti in motocicletta, irrompe con i suoi in una tranquilla cittadina della california e salva la vita della figlia dello sceriffo che, in seguito, s'innamora di lui.
Robin And The 7 Hoods

Review un biologo mette in salvo namu, un'orca ferita da un insensibile pescatore. lo scienziato ben presto si accorge che il cetaceo non e' poi cosi' cattivo, anzi e' dotato di una spiccata intelligenza. il pescatore, pero', non si da per vinto...
Show Boat (1951)

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Hit the Deck (1955)

Review [Additional Actors] Gyula Szabó, József Gáti, György Cserhalmi, Péter Kertész, Miklós Gábor, József Székhelyi, Sándor Kömíves, Judit Meszléry, Ildikó Hámori, Olívia Velez // A William Shakespeare műve alapján forgatott film a középkori Európa sötét és intrikával terhelt francia-angol szembenállásról fest hiteles képet. Az erőskezű, de már öreg Lear király lassan lemond a trónról, de közben nem is sejti, hogy két idősebbik lánya. Goneril és Regan is halálát és hatalmát kívánja. Lear nyolcanévesen úgy dönt: három lánya között egyenlő arányban osztja szét birodalmát, de előbb megkérdezi tőlük, hogy ki mennyire szereti őt. Goneril és Regan egymással versengve biztosítják szeretetükről, míg a legkisebb lány, Cordelia nem hajlandó belemenni a versengésbe. Leart elvakítja két idősebb lánya hazugsága, és úgy érzi, Cordelia nem szereti, ezért kitagadja örökségéből és száműzi, birodalmát pedig a csalárd nővérekre hagyja. Cordelia számüzetése során találkozik Tamással, az egyszerű szegényemberrel, akiről hamarosan kiderül, hogy nem más, mint Gloster grófjának fia és örököse, Edgar. Ám a fiúnak is menekülnie kell, mivel testvére, Edmund egy hamis levél segítségével elhitette apjukkal, hogy Edgar az életére tör. // William Shakespeare: Lear király (1978) / King Lear / ONLY Hungarian Sound [European DVD Region 2 PAL] /// This is a great product sourced from BIML- Bible In My Language, the leader in foreign language Bibles and outreach materials from Baltimore, Maryland in the USA. BIML stocks Bibles in more than 600 languages.

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