In this visually arresting action drama from acclaimed director Johnnie To (Mad Detective, Election), legendary Judo fighter Szeto Bo (Louis Koo; Flash Point, The Legend of Zu) unexpectedly gave up the sport and now lives the life of an alcoholic gambler who runs a pub. However, cocky Judo newcomer Tony (Aaron Kwok) wants to challenge him, while old foe Kong (Tony Leung Ka Fai, Ashes of Time) demands Szeto to finish the match that never took place, Soon Szeto’s pub becomes the ultimate arena where the greatest Judo fighters challenge one another. Filled with brutal, no-holds-barred Judo fight scenes, Throw Down is director To’s ultra-stylish homage to the great Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, and is an emotional tale of one man’s determination to rediscover himself and win at all costs. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Throw Down in its UK debut from a 4K restoration. Special Features: LIMITED EDITION O-CARD SLIPCASE [2000 units] 1080p presentation on Blu-ray, from a stunning 4K restoration Cantonese and English audio options Optional English subtitles Brand new and exclusive feature-length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) Audio commentary by Hong Kong film expert Ric Meyers Lengthy interview with director Johnnie To (40 mins) Making of Throw Down featurette Theatrical trailer and TV spots Reversible sleeve PLUS: a collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film
TAXI DRIVER THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (2LP) - YELLOW VINYL Waxwork Records is honored to announce the 40th Anniversary soundtrack release of director Martin Scorsese’s 1976 cinematic masterpiece, TAXI DRIVER. Featuring an all star cast including Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepard, Albert Brooks, and Harvey Keitel, TAXI DRIVER is regularly cited by audiences, critics, and film directors alike as one of the greatest films of all time. The music by legendary composer Bernard Herrmann was his final score before his death on December 24th, 1975. Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the film was considered “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant” by the US Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 1994. Waxwork Records is pleased to present TAXI DRIVER as a deluxe double LP featuring the complete film score by Bernard Herrmann on vinyl for the very first time, ever. Also included is the complete and remastered original 1976 soundtrack release. Waxwork Records had the massive pleasure of working with legendary director Martin Scorsese on this 40th Anniversary release to which the director provided new, in depth, and exclusive liner notes. The new album artwork by Rich Kelly is also graciously approved by director Martin Scorsese. Inlcudes: 180 Gram Taxi Cab Yellow Vinyl Director Liner Notes by Martin Scorsese Heavyweight Old-Style Tip On Gatefold Jacket Four Page Booklet Director Approved Album Art by Rich Kelly Track List: Main Title Thank God For The Rain Cleaning The Cab I Still Can't Sleep/They Cannot Touch Her (Betsy's Theme) Phone Call/I Realize How Much She Is Like The Others/A Strange Customer/Watching Palantine on TV/You're Gonna Die In Hell/Betsy's Theme/Hitting The Girl The .44 Magnum Is A Monster Getting Into Shape/Listen You Screwheads/Gunplay/Dear Father & Mother/The Card/Soap Opera Sport & Iris The $20 Bill Assassination Attempt/After The Carnage A Reluctant Hero/Betsy/End Credits Theme From Taxi Driver I Work The Whole City Betsy In A White Dress The Days Do Not End Theme From Taxi Driver (Reprise) Diary Of A Taxi Driver Theme From Taxi Driver The .44 Magnum Is A Monster Sport 4 Iris God's Lonely Man (Album Version with Alternate Ending) Diary Of A Taxi Driver (Without Narration)
Waxwork Records is honored to announce the 40th Anniversary soundtrack release of director Martin Scorsese’s 1976 cinematic masterpiece, TAXI DRIVER. Featuring an all star cast including Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepard, Albert Brooks, and Harvey Keitel, TAXI DRIVER is regularly cited by audiences, critics, and film directors alike as one of the greatest films of all time. The music by legendary composer Bernard Herrmann was his final score before his death on December 24th, 1975. Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the film was considered “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant” by the US Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 1994. Waxwork Records is pleased to present TAXI DRIVER as a deluxe double LP featuring the complete film score by Bernard Herrmann on vinyl for the very first time, ever. Also included is the complete and remastered original 1976 soundtrack release. Waxwork Records had the massive pleasure of working with legendary director Martin Scorsese on this 40th Anniversary release to which the director provided new, in depth, and exclusive liner notes. The new album artwork by Rich Kelly is also graciously approved by director Martin Scorsese. 180 Gram Vinyl Director Liner Notes by Martin Scorsese Heavyweight Old-Style Tip On Gatefold Jacket Four Page Booklet Director Approved Album Art by Rich Kelly Track Listing – 1. Main Title 2. Thank God For The Rain 3. Cleaning The Cab 4. I Still Can't Sleep/They Cannot Touch Her (Betsy's Theme) 5. Phone Call/I Realize How Much She Is Like The Others/A Strange Customer/Watching Palantine on TV/You're Gonna Die In Hell/Betsy's Theme/Hitting The Girl 6. The .44 Magnum Is A Monster 7. Getting Into Shape/Listen You Screwheads/Gunplay/Dear Father & Mother/The Card/Soap Opera 8. Sport & Iris 9. The $20 Bill 10. Assassination Attempt/After The Carnage 11. A Reluctant Hero/Betsy/End Credits 12. Theme From Taxi Driver 13. I Work The Whole City 14. Betsy In A White Dress 15. The Days Do Not End 16. Theme From Taxi Driver (Reprise) 17. Diary Of A Taxi Driver 18. Theme From Taxi Driver 19. The .44 Magnum Is A Monster 20. Sport 4 Iris 21. God's Lonely Man (Album Version with Alternate Ending) 22. Diary Of A Taxi Driver (Without Narration)
For the first time, take Turf War battles on-the-go with the Nintendo Switch system, and use any of the console's portable play styles for intense local multiplayer* action. Even team up for new 4-player co-op fun in Salmon Run!Two years have passed since the original Splatoon game was released, and two years have also passed in Inkopolis! So expect a fresh wave of fashion, not to mention new weapons and gear. Dual wield the new Splat Dualies or stick to mainstays like chargers and rollers, which have been remixed with new strategic possibilities. As always, Turf War is the favored sport among Inklings, but they also dig ranked battles, taking down Octarians in a robust single-player campaign, and battling enemy Salmonids in one dangerous part-time job! No matter which way you play, splat at home or on-the-go with Nintendo Switch. Staying fresh never felt so good.Key features:Turf War - Team up in fierce 4-on-4 multiplayer battles* to see which team can cover the most turf with inkSalmon Run – 2-4 players* can team up for co-op fun and defeat waves of enemy Salmonids.New weapons – Dual wield the new Splat Dualies and avoid getting splatted with the new Dodge Roll move. Mainstays like the Splat Roller and Splat Charger have been remixed to include new gameplay mechanics, and all special weapons are brand-new.Local and Online Multiplayer - In a first for the series, compete in local multiplayer Turf War battles*, whether in TV mode or on-the-go in handheld or tabletop modes. Online battles also make a return**New ways to play – Play with the Joy-Con controllers or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (sold separately), both of which support motion controls for better aimingFresh Updates - Similar to the Splatoon game for the Wii U console, updates will roll out post-launch, adding new content and in-game events.Smart Device Support** - An upcoming smart-device application for the Nintendo Switch system will allow players to set play appointments with friends and teammates, as well as voice chat with friends during play sessions.LAN Play - Up to 10 docked systems – eight players and two spectators – can connect via wired LAN (additional accessories required; sold separately). This feature allows players to create local Private Battle tournaments without the need for an internet connection. Local wireless play is perfect for your regular gaming get-togethers, but LAN Play is where it's at when you want to organize a serious tournament.Customize – Change your Inkling's style with different weapons, headgear, clothes, and shoes. Gear isn't just aesthetic; it offers different boosts in battles.amiibo - Compatible with all Splatoon series amiibo figures. By tapping these amiibo, the figure's character will appear in the game and befriend players. Befriend an amiibo character and they will remember favorited weapons, gear, outfits and option settings.
The amazing story of TV presenter Louise Minchin's journey from the BBC Breakfast sofa to representing Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships. This is a warmly written and wonderfully honest adventure through sport that will both entertain and inspire. It started out as a fun BBC Breakfast cycling stunt in 2012 and culminated in Louise Minchin wearing the colours of Team GB at the World Triathlon Championship in 2015. This is the story of how a newly discovered sport became a passion and then an obsession. Dare to Tri: An Adventure in Triathlon charts Louise Minchin's incredible journey as she rediscovers competitive sport after 30 years and takes her first tentative steps as a triathlete. As her performances improve, there's a realisation that representing TeamGB in her age group is a possibility, and the book tells of her plucky attempt to achieve this almost-unthinkable goal. It is an adventure not without its challenges as Louise has to overcome personal nerves, a brutal training regime, the odd bike crash and the occasional drama such as swimming with jellyfish and getting stuck in a loo before a race. Along the way Louise rediscovers the forgotten joys of sport and receives surprising rewards in the form of being an unexpected inspiration to others. There is also the added bonus of newfound respect from her teenage daughters and the realisation of the important role mothers play in inspiring girls to continue to enjoy sport. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Louise Minchin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031987/bk_adbl_031987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How does a pit crew change four wheels in 1.9 seconds? And what does that mean for a company like Blackberry? What is Ron Dennis' secret to good time management? And how can that help TV producers? Why is F1 the perfect example for leadership, motivation and strategy? And what can we learn from it? In The Winning Formula, driver, commentator and entrepreneur David Coulthard opens the doors to the secretive world of F1 and reveals in simple, entertaining and utterly compelling terms how he has been able to master this mind-boggling variety of disciplines by applying the skills honed from his years at the top of the world's most demanding motorsport. By recounting his own stories and combining them with firsthand experience of stellar individuals such as Lewis Hamilton, Ron Dennis, Sir Frank Williams, Christian Horner and Sebastian Vettel, Coulthard provides a fascinating fly-on-the-wall insight into F1 but at the same time offers an invaluable guide to the business of sport and the sport of business. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Coulthard, Peter Forbes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000010/bk_bonn_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Television and sport is the ultimate marriage of convenience. The two circled each other warily for a while - sport anxious the sofa-bound might spurn the live product, TV reluctant in a limited channel world to hand over too much screen time to flannelled fools and muddied oafs. But they got together, and stayed together, for the sake of the money, and now you cannot imagine one without the other. They are indivisible, like an old couple sitting in a teashop finishing each other's sentences, and there is little doubt which is the dominant partner. You have only to think of the recent sports stars who have left their muddy fields to don sequins, grab partners and tango their way across the stage in ultimate Saturday night television style, to see how far the two have come on their journey together. In Sit Down and Cheer, Martin Kelner traces the development of this relationship from its humble origins in the 1960 Olympics, by way of the first-ever Match of the Day in 1964, through to the financial impact of Sky, right up to the high-tech gadgetry of our present-day viewing. Insightful and very funny, this is an entertaining exploration of two major national pastimes and not to be missed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Kelner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020987/bk_adbl_020987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An abridged reading of a BBC Books novel featuring the Doctor and Donna (as played by David Tennant and Catherine Tate in the hit BBC One TV series). Sebastiene was human... once. He might look like a nineteenth-century nobleman, but in truth he is a ruthless hunter. He likes nothing more than luring difficult opposition to a planet, then hunting them down for sport. And now he's caught them all - from Zargregs to Moogs, and even the odd Eternal. In fact, Sebastiene is after only one more prize. For this trophy, he knows he is going to need help. He's brought together the finest hunters in the universe to play the most dangerous game for the deadliest quarry of them all. They are hunting for the last of the Time Lords - the Doctor! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Russell Tovey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002516/bk_bbcw_002516_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You heard it here first! This Audible exclusive is only available in digital download format. The book can be heard but not seen...When television presenter Elton Mowbray jokingly suggests that the Olympic 100 metres cannot be run in zero seconds, he has no way of knowing that his words will be taken quite so seriously, and he soon finds himself caught up in a frantic spiral of cosmic confusion.Enduring terrifying attempts on his life, smear campaigns in the gutter press, and a particularly messy divorce, Elton is dragged kicking and screaming towards Man's greatest challenge. Sex on Legs is a bizarre sci-fi thriller, in which former ITV sports journalist, and critically acclaimed podcaster Brian Luff takes a surreal look behind the scenes of professional sport. The book is also a thriller, a ghost story, and a hair-raising guided tour of broadcasting and TV advertising. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Luff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ffuk/000001/bk_ffuk_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.