This new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's Senegal continues to offer far and away the greatest depth of coverage for this increasingly popular part of West Africa. With over 350 pages of detailed description and over 40 maps, this remains the definitive source of information to a country that is often described as the whole of West Africa in microcosm. This new edition includes details of the rapidly changing transport situation, notably the opening of the new international airport and the first bridge to span the Gambia River. All regions of the country are covered, including detailed information on access to Senegal's national parks, with detailed maps, itineraries, and practical information on transport, accommodation and eating for each region. Senegal boasts a variety of landscapes and cultures that belie its compact size. Northern desert wilds give way to the rain-soaked Casamance, fringed by hundreds of kilometres of pristine beaches and the fantastically frenetic capital city, Dakar, surrounded by ocean and proudly perched at the westernmost point on the African continent. This smorgasbord of landscapes is all accessible within a day's travel, making Senegal the perfect choice for anyone looking to sink their teeth into West Africa, for the first time or the hundredth. Natural assets aside, Senegal is home to a world of man-made delectations: Dakar's nightclubs throb well into the morning hours and offer a rare chance to dance yourself silly with superstar musicians on their home turf. With one of Africa's most prolific arts scenes, Senegal attracts numerous visitors for its cultural attractions, and this book provides a thorough and accessible introduction to the music, art, film, and literature of this most creative of countries. Beyond the capital, Saint-Louis' charm is an enchanting throwback to the colonial glamour of the 19th century, and sleepy Ile de Goree is a haunting testament to colonial horror, as visitors peer through the door of no return, where thousands destined for the Americas glimpsed their homes for the final time. With all new first-hand research, Bradt's Senegal is the only guide ready to take you to all corners of this enchanting land.
Cult-favourite actor and B-Movie stalwart Lee Patterson stars as an insurance claims investigator with a nose for trouble in this late '50s noir thriller; notable as Michael Winner's first feature-length screenwriting credit, Man with a Gun also features the combined talents of John le Mesurier, Rona Anderson and director Montgomery Tully. The film is presented here in a brand-new digital transfer from original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. A £20,000 insurance claim is lodged when a nightclub is destroyed by fire, and claims investigator Mike Davies is assigned to get to the bottom of things. One suspect is Harry Drayson, the club owner – but if he torched his own property for the insurance, how safe are his other, heavily insured properties..? Features: Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Press Material PDFs
The sensational follow-up to London in the Raw sets out to reflect society's decay through a sideshow spectacle of 1960s London depravity - and manages to outdo its predecessor. Here, we confront mods, rockers and beatniks at the Ace Cafe, cut some rug with obscure beat band The Zephyrs, witness a seedy Jack the Ripper re-enactment, smirk at flabby men in the sauna and goggle at sordid wife-swapping parties as we discover a pre-permissive Britain still trying to move on from the post-war depression of the 1950s. Special features: Dual Format Edition: includes both the Blu-ray and the DVD of the film and the extras Remastered to HD from the original negative English and French language versions of feature and trailer Carousella (John Irvin, 1965, 23 mins): a dramatised documentary on the lives of a group of striptease artistes Stuart McCabe (strip club manager) interview (1968,15 mins) Shirley (stripper) interview (1968, 6 mins) Al Burnett (nightclub owner) interview (1967,17 mins) Original trailer (English and French language options) Illustrated booklet with essays by Iain Sinclair, Vic Pratt (BFI Curator) and William Fowler (BFI Curator); original review and promotional material
This romantic drama, co-written and directed by former Gainsborough Pictures kingpin Leslie Arliss, stars Edward Underdown as a man under uncomfortable scrutiny from the three women who know him best; the film also features a brief early appearance by Joan Collins, and a nightclub number from singer Teddy Johnson. The Woman’s Angle is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. In the divorce hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice, the judge is summing up the case of Mansell v. Mansell and van Rhyne. As she listens, Enid Mansell lets her thoughts roam back to the time when she first met her husband, and to the events which led to the break-up of their marriage... Special Features: Image Gallery
Charles and Barbara are a devoted couple who, in seven years' marriage, have never spent a night apart. When they come up to town for a family engagement, an urgent business appointment obliges Charles to let Barbara go on without him. Left alone and bored in the hotel, Charles agrees to accompany a man-about-town friend to a nightclub. He gets helplessly drunk among dubious company, and come the morning finds that a hangover is the least of his problems..! Noted actor-dramatist Emlyn Williams is the errant husband in this highly engaging pre-war marital comedy, also featuring popular leading lady Lesley Brook and Constant Nymph star Leonora Corbett. Night Alone is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Bonus Features: Image Gallery
SALSA LESSONS - MOJITOS - LIVE MUSIC - SHOWS - DANCING! Our adventure will begin upstairs in the private ocean-front Mojito Room complete with vibrant lighting, bronze palm trees, comfy sofas, table service, a tropical bar and original Cuban artwork. We will enjoy Mojitos while learning to dance beginner Salsa and Bachata! People will be eating and drinking at tables and the bar and mingling throughout this fun Latin dancing experience. We rotate partners making it very social and inclusive for everyone, but if you choose to stay with the same partner you can. Afterward you will have full access to the nightclub with live music, dancing, shows and multiple party rooms. The Mojito room turns into open format after 10pm and you are welcome to stay for the party or hit the dance floor downstairs in front of the live band playing a mix of Salsa, Samba, Bachata, Conga, Celia Cruz, Flamenco, Pop and music that goes along with the spectacular performances on stage. Let's Celebrate!
Hollywood legends Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake (The Glass Key, This Gun For Hire) team up for a masterfully told tale of suspense and intrigue in the classic noir tradition. When discharged navy officer Johnny Morrison (Ladd) comes home from war to his old stomping ground in the Hollywood Hills, he is shocked to discover his wife Helen (Doris Dowling) having an affair with the proprietor of the glamorous Blue Dahlia nightclub. But when Helen is murdered and Johnny is fingered as the prime suspect, he is forced to prove his innocence, aided by a woman harbouring a dark secret, the beautiful and enigmatic Joyce (Lake). Directed by George Marshall (Destry Rides Again, How the West Was Won) from a script by acclaimed hard-boiled novelist Raymond Chandler his only produced original screenplay The Blue Dahlia sparkles with wit and old Hollywood glamour, showcasing some of the most celebrated talent of the golden age of the silver screen at their iconic best, making its high definition debut in this feature-packed release from Arrow Academy. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed PCM mono audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Selected scene commentary by Frank Krutnik, author of In a Lonely Street: Film Noir, Genre, Masculinity Introduction to the film by Frank Krutnik Rare 1949 half-hour radio dramatization of The Blue Dahlia by The Screen Guild Theater, starring Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd Original theatrical trailer Extensive gallery of vintage stills and promotional materials Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tonci Zonjic
Elegantly directed by Hollywood veteran Roy William Neill (best known for his 11 Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone), Black Angel is an underappreciated film noir treasure, adapted from a novel by the acclaimed crime writer Cornell Woolrich (Phantom Lady). When the beautiful singer Mavis Marlowe (Constance Dowling) is slain in her chic apartment, the men in her life become suspects. There is Martin Blair (Dan Duryea, Scarlet Street), her alcoholic musician ex-husband, nursing a broken heart; there is the shady nightclub owner Marko (Peter Lorre, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon) who has been sneaking around her place, and there is Kirk Bennett (John Phillips), the adulterer who found his mistress s dead body and fled the scene. When Bennett is convicted and sentenced to death, his long-suffering wife Catherine (June Vincent) joins forces with the heartbroken pianist Martin Blair to uncover the truth... Black Angel is a consummate 1940s crime thriller which boats a suspenseful narrative, strong performances and atmospheric, meticulously lit cinematography. Roy William Neill s film is presented here in a sumptuous restoration, with several illuminating new extras. Special Edition Contents: Brand new restoration from original film elements by Arrow Films High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing New audio commentary by the writer and film scholar Alan K. Rode A Fitting End, a new video appreciation of the film by the film historian Neil Sinyard Original trailer Gallery of original stills and promotional materials Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Philip Kemp
You'll be glad you came! Long before American Pie and Superbad came the original and best sex comedy. A firm favourite of teen movie fans, Porky's introduced audiences to Kim Cattrall (Police Academy, Big Trouble in Little China) and made an absolute killing at the box-office. It's 1954 and the sex-obsessed boys of Angel Beach High School are looking to get laid. Porky's is their destination, local nightclub and whorehouse. Only its redneck owner has other plans, as does his sheriff brother. Will Meat, Mickey, Tommy and the other guys in the gang get their own back? And will the barely-endowed Pee Wee finally lose his virginity? Having established his credentials as one of Canada's top horror filmmakers with the likes of Black Christmas and Dead of Night, Bob Clark took an unexpected turn into the world of the teenage sex comedy and inadvertently made the most successful Canadian motion picture of all time, an honour it still holds today. Special Features: Limited Edition Steelbook Packaging High Definition Digital Transfer Newly Created Exclusive Content Collector's Booklet Featuring New Writing on the Film, Archive Content and more!
ARROW RECORDS present Stelvio Cipriani’s stunning soundtrack to THE IGUANA WITH THE TONGUE OF FIRE, the gloriously excessive thriller directed with aplomb by Italian craftsman RICCARDO FREDA. An archetypal giallo from the genre’s halcyon era, Freda’s film spins a tawdry tale of brutal murder and sleaze amongst the milieu of the Swiss Ambassador to Ireland. These grim proceedings are offset by a luxurious and melodious score by STELVIO CIPRIANI, the unfaltering Italian composer whose captivating compositions grace some of the finest Italian genre films. With this soundtrack we are treated to a series of sophisticated arrangements by turns silky, scary, romantic and delirious, some of which feature the delectable vocals of NORA ORLANDI. This translucent purple vinyl edition is limited to 500 copies. The recording has been newly mastered from the original analogue tapes by JAMES PLOTKIN and is presented on 180 gram wax housed inside a 350gsm sleeve. Featuring newly commissioned artwork by GRAHAM HUMPHREYS and accompanying liner notes by HOWARD HUGHES. SIDE A L’iguana dalla lingua di fuoco (titoli) Intrusione Lingua di fuoco Nightclub Incontro romantico Fuga e scena d’amore Intrusione (versione 2) Interrogatorio Scogliere SIDE B Interrogatorio (versione 2) Tema d’amore Nuovo delitto Inseguimento mortale Aggressione notturna Lotta e morte dell’assassino L’iguana dalla lingua di fuoco (finale)