Full day tour in Anuradhapura shows you a patchwork of breath-taking architectural phenomena with its milky white dagabas gleaming in the sun, crumbling parapets and ruins around every corner. Warm air and dusty paths mingling with the hushed aura of an ancient civilization beckons you towards a kingdom lost in the ages. Prepare for a peek into stunning vistas at the Brazen Palace and the perfectly designed stupas at Ruwanwelisaya and Jetawana. The Brazen Palace, once famous for its bronze roofing is now no more than a maze of standing pillars; simply a shadow of the city’s former glory. The museum, Moonstone and the Sri Maha Bodhi are a few other top tourist hits we’ll be checking out here. The beautiful archaeological museum is well worth your time, with its impressive collection of historical carvings and intricate artwork. The Sri Maha Bodhi, an iconic symbol of Sri Lanka’s strong Buddhist roots is also considered to be among the holiest and most important of all the city’s sights.
After the sold out success of volume one, Vault Of Horror is back with 20 more choice cuts from the golden age of Italian Horror cinema. Featuring Ennio Morricone, Bill Wyman, Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Frizzi , Stelvio Cipriani, Guido & Maurizio De Angelis, Nico Fidenco and many more. Includes themes and ques from ‘Phenomena’, ‘Bay Of Blood’, ‘Opera’, ‘The Antichrist’, ‘Lizard In A Woman’s Skin’, ‘Contraband’, ‘Zombie Holocaust’ and more. Artwork by Graham Humphreys. Sleeve notes by Italian horror expert Alan Jones. 2 x 180G vinyl with CD in replica wallet. Also includes an exclusive 12” x 12” print of the sleeve art. Track Listing – 1. 'Savana’ from ‘Savana Violenta’ – Guido & Maurizio De Angelis 2. ‘Make Love On The Wing’ from ‘Zombie Holocaust’ – Nico Fidenco 3. ‘Ecologia Del Delitto (Titoli)’ ‘from Bay Of Blood’ – Stelvio Cipriani 4. ‘Il Paese Del Sesso Selvaggio’ from ‘Man From Deep River’ – Sergio Patucchi 5. ‘You Are Not The Same’ from ‘Contraband’ – Fabio Frizzi 6. ‘Valley’ from ‘Phenomena’ – Bill Wyman 7. ‘Conquest’ from Conquest’ – Claudio Simonetti 8. ‘Baby Sequenza 1’ from ‘Manhattan Baby’ – Fabio Frizzi 9. ‘La Luce’ from ‘The Antichrist’ – Ennio Morricone 10. ‘Sudden Death’ from ‘Aenigma’ – Carlo Maria Cordio 11. La Lucertola’ from ‘Lizard In A Woman’s Skin’/ ‘Una Lucertola Con La Pelle Di Donna’ – Ennio Morricone 12. ‘Seq 7’ from ‘Satanik’ – Roberto Pregadio 13. ‘John Dalton Street’ from ‘Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue’ – Guiliano Sorgini 14. ‘Arizona Mountain’ from ‘Thunder’ – Francesco De Masi 15. ‘Shining Shadow’ from ‘The Last Hunter’/‘L’Ultimo Cacciatore’ – Franco Micalizzi 16. ‘Opera Theme’ from ‘Opera’ – Bill Wyman & Terry Taylor 17. ‘Verso L’Alba’ from ‘City Of The Living Dead’/ ‘Paura Nella Citta Dei Morti Viventi’ – Fabio Frizzi 18. 'Cannibal Ferox’ from ‘Cannibal Ferox’ – Roberto Donati 19. ‘Seq 1’ from ‘A Cat In The Brain’/ ‘Un Gatto Nel Cervello’ – Fabio Frizzi 20. 'Seq 1’ from ‘Lady Frankenstein’ – Alessandro Alessandroni
STEP INSIDE, YOU’RE FRIGHTFULLY WELCOME! Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the House… the makers of Friday the 13th return with one last terrifying entry in the hit horror franchise! In House IV: The Repossession, a mother and her daughter, still reeling from a car crash which claimed the life of husband Roger, move into the old family homestead to start a new life. Unfortunately for them, not only is the house in the sights of local mobsters, but it’s also plagued by a host of hair-raising supernatural phenomena including ghostly visions and showers that run with blood! Featuring scenes to sicken and stupefy in equal measure (the appearance of a ghoulish singing pizza is a particular standout), this fourth and final entry in the House franchise might just be the barmiest of them all! SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements • Standard Definition DVD presentation • Original Stereo and 5.1 Audio Options • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing • Audio commentary with director Lewis Abernathy • Home Deadly Home: The Making of House IV – brand new documentary featuring interviews with director Lewis Abernathy, producer Sean S. Cunningham, stars Terri Treas, and William Katt actor/stunt coordinator Kane Hodder and composer Harry Manfredini • Theatrical Trailer • Still Gallery • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
STEP INSIDE, YOU’RE FRIGHTFULLY WELCOME! Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the House… the makers of Friday the 13th return with one last terrifying entry in the hit horror franchise! In House IV: The Repossession, a mother and her daughter, still reeling from a car crash which claimed the life of husband Roger, move into the old family homestead to start a new life. Unfortunately for them, not only is the house in the sights of local mobsters, but it’s also plagued by a host of hair-raising supernatural phenomena including ghostly visions and showers that run with blood! Featuring scenes to sicken and stupefy in equal measure (the appearance of a ghoulish singing pizza is a particular standout), this fourth and final entry in the House franchise might just be the barmiest of them all! SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation • Original Stereo and DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio Options • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing • Audio commentary with director Lewis Abernathy • Home Deadly Home: The Making of House IV – brand new documentary featuring interviews with director Lewis Abernathy, producer Sean S. Cunningham, stars Terri Treas, and William Katt actor/stunt coordinator Kane Hodder and composer Harry Manfredini • Theatrical Trailer • Still Gallery • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
From master of horror Dario Argento (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) comes Phenomena – one of his most eccentric and unique thrillers, featuring telepathic insects, maggots galore, and even a razor-wielding chimp! Jennifer Corvino (Jennifer Connelly, Labyrinth), daughter of a world-renowned movie star, arrives in the so-called “Swiss Transylvania” to attend an exclusive girls’ school. However, a vicious killer is targeting the pupils, and sleepwalker Jennifer finds herself in the assassin’s headlights when her nocturnal wanderings cause her to witness the death of a fellow pupil. Aided by paraplegic entomologist John McGregor (Donald Pleasence, Halloween) and her own uncanny ability to communicate telepathically with insects, Jennifer sets out to track down the killer before she herself becomes the latest victim… Released in 1985, towards the end of Argento’s decade-long golden age as a director, Phenomena co-stars Dalila Di Lazarro (Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein), Patrick Bauchau (Clear and Present Danger) and Daria Nicolodi (Tenebrae), and features lush cinematography by Romano Albani (Inferno) and a pounding prog rock score by Goblin (Deep Red, Suspiria). Presented here in a sumptuous new 4K restoration of the film and with a newly created “hybrid” English/Italian audio track, this is the definitive release of Argento’s creepy classic. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: • Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the full-length 116-minute Italian cut of the film • New 5.1 surround mix of the Italian soundtrack in lossless DTS-HD Master Audio, derived from the original 4-channel Dolby Stereo elements • New hybrid English/Italian soundtrack in lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo* • Italian soundtrack in lossless PCM 2.0 stereo • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack • New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films • Of Flies and Maggots, a new feature-length documentary including interviews with co-writer/producer/director Dario Argento, actors Fiore Argento, Davide Marotta, Daria Nicolodi and Fiorenza Tessari, co-writer Franco Ferrini, cinematographer Romano Albani, production manager Angelo Jacono, special optical effects artist Luigi Cozzi, special makeup effects artist Sergio Stivaletti, makeup artist Pier Antonio Mecacci, underwater camera operator Gianlorenzo Battaglia, and composers Claudio Simonetti and Simon Boswell • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers • “Jennifer” music video, directed by Dario Argento • Rare Japanese vintage pressbook • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp * The 116-minute Italian cut features approximately six minutes of footage for which English audio does not exist. In these instances, the hybrid track reverts to Italian audio with English subtitles.
Terror Beyond Belief! A notorious horror classic returns in all its depraved glory. This infamous video nasty updated the classic Giallo blueprint for the gorified 80s, courting controversy and drenching the viewer in crimson arterial spray. A razor-wielding psycho is stalking the horror writer Peter Neal, in Rome to promote his latest work, Tenebre. But the author isn’t the obsessive killer’s only target, the beautiful women who surround him are doomed as one by one, they fall victim to the murderer’s slashing blade… Will fiction and reality blur as fear and madness take hold? Watch in terror as by turns the cast fall victim to the sadistic imagination of Dario Argento, Italy’s master of horror. Bonus Features: Newly remastered High Definition digital transfer of the film Presented in High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD Optional original English & Italian Mono Audio tracks (uncompressed PCM Mono 2.0 Audio on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles for Italian audio and English SDH subtitles for English audio for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio Commentary with authors and critics Kim Newman and Alan Jones Audio Commentary with Argento expert Thomas Rostock Introduction by star Daria Nicolodi The Unsane World of Tenebrae: An interview with director Dario Argento Screaming Queen! Daria Nicolodi remembers Tenebrae A Composition for Carnage: Composer Claudio Simonetti on Tenebrae Goblin: ‘Tenebrae’ and ‘Phenomena’ Live from the Glasgow Arches Brand new interview with Maitland McDonagh, author of Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento Original Trailer Reversible Sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx Exclusive collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by Alan Jones, author of Profondo Argento, an interview with cinematographer Luciano Tovoli and an appreciation of the film by director Peter Strickland, illustrated with original posters and lobby cards
Award-winning filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa delivered one of the finest entries in the J-Horror cycle of films with this moody and spiritually terrifying film that delivers existential dread along with its frights. Setting his story in the burgeoning internet and social media scene in Japan, Kurosawa's dark and apocalyptic film foretells how technology will only serve to isolate us as it grows more important to our lives. A group of young people in Tokyo begin to experience strange phenomena involving missing co-workers and friends, technological breakdown, and a mysterious website which asks the compelling question, Do you want to meet a ghost? After the unexpected suicides of several friends, three strangers set out to explore a city which is growing more empty by the day, and to solve the mystery of what lies within a forbidden room in an abandoned construction site, mysteriously sealed shut with red packing tape. Featuring haunting cinematography by Junichiro Hayashi (Ring, Dark Water), a dark and unsettling tone which lingers long after the movie is over, and an ahead-of-its-time story which anticipates 21st century disconnection and social media malaise, Pulse is one of the greatest and most terrifying achievements in modern Japanese horror, and a dark mirror for our contemporary digital world. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: High Definition digital transfer High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations Original 5.1 audio (DTS-HD on the Blu-ray) New optional English subtitle translation New interview with writer/director Kiyoshi Kurosawa New interview with cinematographer Junichiro Hayashi The Horror of Isolation: a new video appreciation featuring Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett (Blair Witch, You’re Next) Archive ‘Making of’ documentary, plus four archive behind-the-scenes featurettes Premiere footage from the Cannes Film Festival Cast and crew introductions from opening day screenings in Tokyo Trailers and TV Spots Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tommy Pocket
Throughout the late 1960s and into the 70s, the Italian giallo movement transported viewers to the far corners of the globe, from swinging San Francisco to the Soviet-occupied Prague. Only one, however, brought the genre s unique brand of bloody mayhem as far as Australia: director Flavio Mogherini (Delitto passionale) s tragic and poetic The Pyjama Girl Case. The body of a young woman is found on the beach, shot in the head, burned to hide her identity and dressed in distinctive yellow pyjamas. With the Sydney police stumped, former Inspector Timpson (Ray Milland, Dial M for Murder) comes out of retirement to crack the case. Treading where the real detectives can t, Timpson doggedly pieces together the sad story of Dutch immigrant Glenda Blythe (Dalila Di Lazzaro, Phenomena) and the unhappy chain of events which led to her grisly demise. Inspired by the real-life case which baffled the Australian police and continues to spark controversy and unanswered questions to this day, The Pyjama Girl Case is a uniquely haunting latter-day giallo from the tail end of the genre s boom period, co-starring Michele Placido (director of Romanzo Criminale) and Howard Ross (The New York Ripper), and featuring a memorably melancholic score by veteran composer Riz Ortolani (Don t Torture a Duckling). SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films New video interview with author and critic Michael Mackenzie on the internationalism of the giallo New video interview with actor Howard Ross New video interview with editor Alberto Tagliavia Archival interview with composer Riz Ortolani Image gallery Italian theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet featuring new writing by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
Is the story about the Star in the East true? And, if so, what exactly was the "star"? While Sir Patrick cannot give a definitive answer, in The Star of Bethlehem, he looks at various astronomical theories and comes up with a possible answer of his own. Who has not heard of the Star in the East? It is one of the most famous stories in the Bible, and tells us how the Wise Men came to Bethlehem to seek out the infant Jesus; they were guided by a brilliant star, which "went before them" and stopped over the place where the child lay. Though all this happened 2000 years ago, the fascination of the Star of Bethlehem is a great as ever. This audiobook presents the astronomical candidates in detail. Was it a star, a planet or planets, a comet, a nova or a supernova, or a shooting star? Unique artwork shows precisely how the sky would have appeared from Jerusalem at that time, so listeners can assess for themselves which astronomical phenomena are likely solutions to the puzzle. Everyone who has wondered about this part of the nativity will enjoy Sir Patrick's honest and engaging account. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rupert Bush. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023913/bk_acx0_023913_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.