In 2013 there are no highways and no dreams of a better tomorrow - only scattered survivors across what was once the United States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something yet undicovered: the power to inspire hope. Dances with Wolves double Academy Award winner Kevin Costner directs and plays a wayfarer in a world where might makes right - but destined to lead a heroic rebellion where right makes might. Sweeping battle scenes, breathtaking wilderness vistas and touching moments of personal triumph combine to ensure "The Postman delivers!" (Jay Carr, The Boston Globe).
Picnic at Hanging Rock: Collectors Edition
St. Valentineís Day, 1900. On a beautiful summerís day a party of Australian schoolgirls from an exclusive finishing school giddily prepare for an excursion to Hanging Rock, a magnificent natural monument drenched in a mysterious atmosphere.
Among the white-gloved pupils of Appleyard College are senior boarders Miranda, Marion, Irma and Edith.
The girls gain permission to explore the upper slopes of the rock. Edith takes a nap and wakes to discover that the other three girls have removed their shoes and stockings and have resumed their trek as if in a dream, disappearing into a passageway in the rock itself.
Mathematics mistress Miss McCraw goes to investigate, but neither she nor the three other girls are ever seen again. They have vanished without a trace.
Based on the classic novel by Joan Lindsay, "Picnic at Hanging Rock" is both sublimely spooky and majestically beautiful.
Boasting visually hypnotic photography by Oscar winner Russell Boyd, a haunting score by Bruce Smeaton and the timeless ethereal beauty of Anne Louise Lambert as Miranda, "Picnic at Hanging Rock" helped revive the Australian film industry and established Director Peter Weir as a major International talent.
Police Academy salutes the men, women and borderline cases who protect the public from people very much like themselves. A comic success story for over a decade, it begat six sequels and both animated and live-action TV series. New recruits include sound-effects wiz Larvelle Jones (Michael Winslow), florist Moses Hightower (Bubba Smith), shy Laverne Hooks (Marion Ramsey) and gun buff Eugene Tackleberry (David Graf). Instructors Harris (G.W. Bailey) and Callahan (Leslie Easterbrook) aim to wash these turkeys out before they graduate. As directed by Hugh Wilson (The First Wives Club), they and stars Steve Guttenberg and Kim Cattrall make some police farce.