Momentum’s "Take One Collection" expands this September
Momentum Pictures have announced a further nine titles that will be joining their budget Take One Collection from 8th September 2003 with a retail price of £12.99 each...
Mountains Of The Moon - Based on William Harrison’s biographical novel, Burton and Speke, ‘Mountains Of The Moon’ tells the story of 19th century explorers, Captain Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke’s 1854 expedition to Africa to find the source of the river Nile. Shot in the actual locations where the events unfolded, the protagonists sustain injuries and illness and encounter animosity from tribes as they struggle with the uncompromising African wilderness. The film also plots the emerging friendship of the two men against such hardness and the subsequent acrimony when Speke betrays Burton by taking all of the credit for their discoveries.
The film was released in 1989 and has a running time of 130 minutes.
DVD Features: Anamorphic Widescreen, Trailer and Featurette.
The Onion Field - A compelling true story, ‘The Onion Field’ is a superbly acted thriller based on the novel by Joseph Wambaugh. Set in the 1960s, the film follows the heart-breaking consequences that ensue when LAPD officers Karl Hettinger and Ian Campbell (John Savage and Ted Danson) pull over a car one night in a routine check. Driving the car is a disturbed ex-con, Greg Powell, and his partner in crime, Jimmy Smith, who panic and decide to kidnap the cops. Driven out to a deserted onion field in California, Campbell is brutally shot while Hettinger escapes. The convicts are eventually caught but the torment has only just begun for Hettinger. Forced once more to deal with Powell and Smith and the slow process of justice, he suffers from profound guilt about the fact that he survived and begins to spiral downhill into a nervous breakdown.
The film was released in 1979 and has a running time of 121 minutes.
DVD Features: Anamorphic Widescreen, Trailer, Audio Commentary and Documentary.
Extreme Prejudice – Walter Hill’s action packed Western stars Nick Nolte as modern day Texas Ranger Jack Benteen, once best friend of local drug kingpin Cash Bailey (played by Powers Boothe). Now linked only by Jack’s lover Sarita (Maria Conchita Alonso) who was once Cash’s mistress, the men come face to face once more when Sarita tires of Jack’s thrifty lifestyle and returns to Cash as a voluntary hostage to keep Jack away from his operation. The conflict between the two men is then complicated further when a group of soldiers, registered as killed in action arrive and become involved in the existing drug war and all three parties come head to head in a meticulously planned drugs bust.
The film was released in 1987 and has a running time of 101 minutes.
DVD Features: Anamorphic Widescreen, Trailer, Teaser and Making-of-featurette.
Crimes Of The Heart - A tender, touching and often funny drama about three southern sisters, ‘Crimes Of The Heart’ boasts a stellar ensemble as Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek star as the reunited Lenny, Meg and Babe. Drawn together again in the MaGrath family home, the youngest of the three, Babe, has just been released on bail for shooting her abusive senator husband. The reunion reveals just how different they have each become. Lenny, the eldest takes care of their grandfather, Meg is a failed actress but is popular with men and Babe is now in serious trouble.
As intrigues, secrets and scandals are revealed, tensions inevitably rise to the surface but, although eventful, the reunion is poignant and ultimately filled with warmth and love.
The film was released in 1986 and has a running time of 100 minutes.
DVD Features: Anamorphic Widescreen, Trailer, Making-of-featurette, Behind the scenes and Photo gallery.
Maximum Overdrive – The first and only movie that Stephen King ever directed, the film is based on the novel of the same name and stars Emilio Estevez as ex-convict Bill Robinson. The Earth has just passed through the tail of a rogue comet, which leads to an increasing number of strange occurrences in which machines seem to have a mind of their own and are taking over. As humans are terrorised by the machines they have created, it is down to Bill and the group he has become enslaved with to try and find a way to stop the machines and escape.
The film was released in 1986 and has a running time of 94 minutes.
DVD Features: Anamorphic Widescreen, Trailer and Photo Gallery.
The Cotton Club – Directed by Francis Coppola and with a superb cast including Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Bob Hoskins and Gregory Hines, The Cotton Club is a dazzlingly stylish musical about the legendary club in Harlem where crime lords rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous. Set at the end of Harlem’s roaring twenties and featuring the music of Duke Ellington, the film tells the tale of struggling jazz trumpeter, Dixie Dwyer (Gere) whose fortune changes when he saves the life of gangster Dutch Schultz (James Remar). Owned by Owney Madden (Bob Hoskins), the club plays host to a spectacular mix of mobsters, molls, action and romance, all set to the jazz music that made it so famous.
The film was released in 1984 and has a running time of 124 minutes.
DVD Features: Anamorphic Widescreen, Trailer.
Rambling Rose – Starring Laura Dern in the title role, Rambling Rose is a touching drama about the lives of the Hillyer family during the 1930s when they take in a “loose” woman as their housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose is innocent and has a heart of gold but knows that her appearance and charged personality have a power over men and she can’t help herself from getting into trouble with them. Rose’s outrageous sexual behaviour challenges the sensibilities of the proper southern family, yet she becomes like a daughter to them as they grow to love the rambling spirit of the beguiling young woman.
The film was released in 1991 and has a running time of 107 minutes.
DVD Features: Anamorphic Widescreen, Trailer.
Nickelodeon – Loosely based on the early career of Cecil B. De Mille, Nickelodeon pays homage to the childhood days of the motion picture when, in 1910, young attorney Leo Harrigan is invited to become a film writer following a chance encounter with a motion picture producer. Going from bashful lawyer to writer and then film director, Leo shoots one silent movie after another but the competition is tough and Leo encounters problems when his leading man Buck Greenaway sets out to sabotage him and gets married to the girl with whom he is hopelessly in love.
The film was released in 1976 and has a running time of 117 minutes.
DVD Features: Anamorphic Widescreen, Extras TBA.
The Lion In Winter - Based on James Goldman's Broadway play, The Lion in Winter stars Peter O'Toole (Lawrence of Arabia, How to Steal a Million) as King Henry II, who, while holding Christmas court in France in 1183, attempts to choose a successor from among his plotting sons. Henry favours John (Nigel Terry), his youngest, and hopes that John will marry Henry's mistress, Alais (Jane Merrow), who is the sister of France's King Phillip (Timothy Dalton), in order to maintain England's French holdings. His estranged Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, played by Katharine Hepburn (who won an Oscar for Best Actress for this role) favours Richard (Anthony Hopkins). Also jostling for position is Geoffrey (John Castle), their third son. The Lion in Winter portrays the love-hate relationships between the family members, the political wrangling and cunning as much as the historical aspect of the plot.
The film was released in 1968 and has a running time of 129 minutes.
DVD Features: Anamorphic Widescreen, Director’s audio commentary.