Two American students go to Italy after graduating from art school, one to work in restoration of paintings, the other because she’s inherited her father’s castle. When the restorer visits her friend at the castle, they invite the players of a traveling sideshow to dinner, and are slipped drugs, leading to an orgy of abandon. The woman who owns the castle keeps having visions of a young woman who has been stabbed in the castle. After talking to her nanny, she finds that the “vision” woman is her father’s sister, who was murdered brutally as the consequence of a 15th Century curse put on her family, and that she is the next in line, and the troupe they have entertained is a part of the curse.
In Hollywood of the 50′s, the obscure screenplay writer Joe Gillis is not able to sell his work to the studios, is full of debts and is thinking in returning to his hometown to work in an office. While trying to escape from his creditors, he has a flat tire and parks his car in a decadent mansion in Sunset Boulevard. He meets the owner and former silent-movie star Norma Desmond, who lives alone wit her butler and driver Max von Mayerling. Norma is demented and believes she will return to the cinema industry, and is protected and isolated from the world by Max, who was his director and husband in the past and still loves her. Norma proposes Joe to move to the mansion and help her in writing a screenplay for her comeback to the cinema, and the small-time writer becomes her lover and gigolo. When Joe falls in love for the young aspirant writer Betty Schaefer, Norma becomes jealous and completely insane and her madness leads to a tragic end.
Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. Named “Dren”, the creature rapidly develops from a deformed female infant into a beautiful but dangerous winged human-chimera, who forges a bond with both of her creators – only to have that bond turn deadly.
The director Alan Yates and his crew, formed by Faye Daniels, Jack Anders and Mark Tomaso, head to a rain forest in Amazonas called Green Inferno to shoot a documentary about the primitive tribes of cannibals that live in the area. They vanish and the American anthropologist Professor Harold Monroe travels to the area with the experienced guide Chaco Losojos and his assistant Miguel to seek the team out. The trio is received first by the Yacumo tribe of warriors and then they approach to the wild Yamamomo that is in a permanent war against the Shamatari. They find the remains of the documentary team and their reels, and they successfully negotiate with the savages. Back in New York, Professor Monroe watches the disturbing footage and discovers the fate of the team.
For all his bad taste, Roy Chubby Brown is undeniably something of a phenomena. For over 20 years, he has built an extremely strong career solely on the basis of his live comedy shows and has done incredibly well at it. Early on, he marketed himself as the UK comedian who would use as much profanity as possible and make the most controversial, lewd, offensive and outrageous remarks. While that choice closed some doors, audiences loved his off colour, common man approach, and, as the legend goes, Chubby has only to post an announcement of an upcoming live performance and, through word of mouth, audiences come in droves. Here in Bad Taste, Roy Chubby Brown airs his opinions on subjects including Michael Jackson, dwarves, refugees, Bin Laden.
CHATSWORTH, CA (January 26, 2009) – “It’s a great day for America, everybody!” as the wildly entertaining Craig Ferguson comes to DVD March 24 with Craig Ferguson: A Wee Bit O’ Revolution from Image Entertainment. Fans can finally enjoy Craig’s witty humor with his first ever stand-up DVD as the Emmy® nominated host of The Late, Late Show makes up his own rules and serves up laughs with his signature, tongue-in-cheek style of comedy. No topic is off limits to this popular TV host as Craig doles out his opinion on everything from junkies to James Bond at his 2008 show taped in Boston.
Dito, a writer in L.A., goes home to Astoria, Queens, after a 15-year absence when his mother calls to say his father’s ill. In a series of flashbacks we see the young Dito, his parents, his four closest friends, and his girl Laurie, as each tries to navigate family, race, loyalty, sex, coming of age, violence, and wanting out. A ball falls onto the subway tracks at a station, small things get out of hand. Can Dito go home again?
Critically acclaimed comedian Frankie Boyle presents his hotly-anticipated first live stand-up DVD. Recorded live at London’s Hackney Empire, Frankie brings us his unique brand of observational comedy, there are no gimmicks to this set, just the sharp-suited Scotsman firing one-liners into the atmosphere with unparalleled finesse.
As the recognisable face of television series Mock The Week, Frankie shows us just a slice of what he’s capable of; in this DVD you get Frankie Boyle no-holds-barred, unleashing his razor-sharp wit upon the audience with jokes that are too near the knuckle for TV.
France 1944: during an aerial bombardment, two boys are separated from their parents; the older one helps the younger. Jump ahead to contemporary Manhattan where chief financial officer Jimmy Stevens punishes his company’s murderous practices in Third World countries by setting up its stock release to fail. He knows they’ll kill him in retaliation; he asks for two weeks. By telephone, using a voice disguising device, he hires a private detective, Frank Turlotte, to watch … Jimmy. What’s going on? Jimmy goes to the park where he reads a book and talks to children; he visits his aged mother. Frank observes it all. The two-week deadline approaches. What’s Jimmy’s game?
March/April 1917. the first world war is already a couple year old. A sealed train with Russian emigrants keeps on driving from Zurich through Germany and Sweden to Saint-Petersburg. The bolsheviks on the train are lead by Vladimir J. Lenin (Kingsley). There are some unpleasant collisions taking place between enthusiastic Socialists and workers concerned about the war. During the train travel time Lenin’s affair with the gracious Inessa comes to an end, and his Nadja is prepared to take him back. The triumphant arrival in Saint-Petersburg exceeds all expectations.