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10 Extraordinary True Stories

Starring screen legends Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada) and Donald Sutherland (Don't Look Now) alongside Matthew Fox (Lost), Lloyd Bridges (Airplane!), Shannen Doherty (Charmed) and William Devane (Interstellar), 10 Extraordinary True Stories is a fantastic collection of films based on fascinating real life events, which arrives in a stunning 10-disc set on 15 August 2016.

The films include First Do No Harm (1996) where Meryl Streep stars as Lori Reimuller who takes on the medical establishment in a battle to save her son who suffers from epileptic fits, Freefall - Flight 174 (1995) which stars William Devane as Captain Bob Pearson who must attempt to land an airliner when it runs out of fuel at 41,000 feet, and Behind the Mask (1995) where Dr Bob Shushan (Donald Sutherland) tries to find a role in society for James (Matthew Fox), the disturbed and withdrawn young man who saved him from a heart attack. The other films are Deadly Whispers (1995), Sharing the Secret (2000), Gone in the Night (1996), Death in the Shadows (1998), The Other Woman (1995), (1999), To Live For (1999) and Trial By Fire (1995).



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Empresses in the Palace

An epic tale of love, betrayal and scandal in Imperial China, Empresses in the Palace, aka The Legend of Zhen Huan, was a huge hit across Asia and now this gripping Chinese TV drama makes its UK DVD debut thanks to Simply Media.

Sun Li, China's 'queen of television', stars as Zhen Huan, a 17-year-old innocent introduced into the imperial court as the latest concubine of Emperor Yong Zheng (Chen Jianbin). Her dreams of a new life of love and prosperity are swiftly dashed as she enters a dog-eat-dog world of treachery and corruption.

Her arrival sparks anger and resentment with Consort Hua (Jiang Xhin), the highest-ranking concubine in the imperial harem and a powerful figure due to the authority of her brother, a prominent general. She must also do battle with the First Empress (Ada Choi), whose own elevated position in the court is under threat.

Amidst all the bitter rivalries and deadly conspiracies, Zhen Huan must summon all her inner strength to protect herself - even from those she once counted as friends. But can she rise to wealth and glory in the Forbidden City without being tainted by corruption?

Shown in China in 2012 as 76 episodes across two seasons, the English version is presented as six sumptuous 90-minute episodes and will be released for the first time in the UK on 15 August 2016.



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Boy Meets Girl Series Two and Series 1 & 2 Box Set

FOLLOWING THE success of the hilarious, first ever transgender rom-com Boy Meets Girl, it returns for a second series. Boy Meets Girl Series 2 is set for a DVD release, after its run on BBC Two, courtesy of RLJ Entertainment's Acorn Label, alongside the box set release of Boy Meets Girl Series 1 and 2 on 15th August 2016.

Having declared their enduring love for one another, Leo (Harry Hepple - Criminal) and Judy (Rebecca Root - The Danish Girl) are now co-habiting - albeit at Peggy's (Janine Duvitski - Benidorm) - and making plans for a future together. Their respective families are very supportive but cannot help sticking their noses in and causing chaos.



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A Dozen Summers

Garnering critical acclaim on its theatrical release, A Dozen Summers is a delightful, homegrown coming-of-age comedy drama set for DVD release this summer, courtesy of Screenbound.

This heartwarming independent film stars a wealth of young talent and tells us what it's really like to grow up in the 21st Century. Get ready to enter the world of Maisie and Daisy McCormack, twin sisters who have just hijacked a children's film in order to tell their own story. In the process they address issues faced by all twelve year olds such as family, friends, bullying and school life. A Dozen Summers is a movie that will strike a chord with the young and remind parents of their own childhood. It will be released on DVD for the first time on 15 August 2016.



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Sky Devils

Two-time Oscar winner Spencer Tracy (Judgement at Nuremberg) stars in this raucous WWI comedy caper produced by the legendary Howard Hughes (Scarface) and directed by A. Edward Sutherland (Laurel and Hardy's The Flying Deuces). Sky Devils (1932) follows the adventures of workshy airman Wilkie (Tracy) and his sidekick as they dodge strict sergeants and distracting damsels to become accidental war heroes.



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They Might Be Giants

In a BAFTA-nominated performance, George Scott (Broken Arrow) stars in They Might Be Giants (1971) as a recently-widowed judge who, in his grief, loses touch with reality. Believing himself to be Sherlock Holmes, his family send him to be assessed by psychiatrist Mildred Watson (Joanne Woodward - The Three Faces of Eve). But she herself becomes engrossed in his delusions, becoming his very own Dr. Watson in this playful romantic mystery directed by Anthony Harvey (Dr. Strangelove), released 8th August 2016.



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Song of Scheherazade

While working as a naval cadet in 1865, the young Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov falls for Spanish exotic dancer Scheherazade, played by Hollywood icon Yvonne De Carlo (The Ten Commandments), inspiring his greatest work. Helmed by renowned director Walter Reisch (Gaslight), fact and fiction combine in Song of Scheherazade (1947) to make a wonderful romantic drama.



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Sign of the Pagan

Oscar winning star Jack Palance (City Slickers) is his swaggering best as Attila the Hun in Sign of the Pagan (1954). Attila unexpectedly finds his match in Roman Centurion Marcian (Jeff Chandler - Broken Arrow), who escapes Attila's capture - only for the two to meet again when they fall for the same woman. Schemes and betrayals abound in an opulent historical epic written by Oscar Brodney (Harvey).



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