Stanley Kubrick's 1987 masterpiece follows a group of soldiers undergoing a gruelling eight-week Marine induction/training course under the no-nonsense Sgt Hartman. On completion of their training, many of the Marines are sent to Vietnam.
A band of five infamous Korean thieves receive an irresistible offer from Macao Park, a former partner: steal 'Tear of the Sun', a 318-carat diamond worth twenty million dollars, hidden in a Macao casino.
Inspired by four shocking (and true) events that forced the world's fastest growing economy into a period of self-examination, this daring film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces, who are driven to violent ends.
Carcetti orders a cover-up after Daniels tells him that McNulty fabricated the serial killer story. Pearlman negotiates a deal with Levy and Haynes finds his concerns about Templeton falling on increasingly deaf ears.
A theatre troupe rehearsing a classic play of murder, betrayal and phantasmagorical vengeance find life bloodily imitating art backstage, in this wild cinematic detour from madly prolific Japanese auteur Takashi Miike. In Japanese.
Follows the haunting story of a young university student who begins an erotic freelance job where she is sedated and sleeps in bed with paying customers, unaware of what they have done to her when she awakes.
In this spectacular fourth instalment of the Alien franchise, Sigourney Weaver is back as Ripley as back as you've never seen her before. To combat the alien menace Ripley must team up with the smugglers.
It's been a long night, neither of the Kates have had any sleep and they've brought their sick kids to work with them because women never get to stop. Guest stars Nakkiah Lui and Miranda Tapsell. #GetKrackin
Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who allows her to discover desire and assert herself as a woman and adult. Adele grows, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
The Vikings go all out for a second assault on Paris. Recognising the desperate state of affairs for his city, Emperor Charles must make a difficult decision. In Wessex, Judith is compelled to make a difficult decision of her own.
In the title role, Abbie Cornish delivers a fearless portrayal of a young artist whose lust for life takes her to the edge of sanity. Heath Ledger breathes a sweet and tender optimism into Dan, a sometime-poet lost in love with Candy. In heroin they find a path to limitless pleasure. But as addiction takes hold they lose the very thing they sought. Candy opens the door on a dream vision that will have meaning for all who have been dazzled by the beauty of the world.
Set against the backdrop of Melbourne's late 70s punk rock scene, Dogs in Space chronicles life in a chaotic, squalid share house. Hippies, addicts, students and radicals fill their days and nights with sex, drugs, parties and television. A series of chaotic vignettes are balanced with the central romance between Sam (Michael Hutchence), the lead singer of the band, Dogs in Space and his lover Anna (Saskia Post) as the house spirals out of control.
In this historical epic directed by Shekhar Kapur, Cate Blanchett stars in her Oscar-nominated role as the Virgin Queen, whose journey from a passionate mistress to steely monarch takes a toll on her humanity.
The Mobile Infantry are a corps of dedicated young men and women soldiers fighting side-by-side in the ultimate galactic war - the battle to save humankind. Their fight takes them to the outer reaches of the galaxy for an all-out war against the ultimate enemy - giant alien insects.
Viewed as one of the best American films ever made, this first instalment follows the story of Don Corleone, the aging patriarch of an organised crime dynasty, and his family. After a two failed assassination attempts, Corleone, 'The Godfather', transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son, Michael.
After executing a last act of justice as a Montana marshal, Seth Bullock relocates to the Deadwood gold-mining camp, where he and partner Sol Star look to start a hardware business. Bullock soon crosses paths with another new arrival - legendary gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok - and clashes with Al Swearengen, the formidable boss of the Gem Saloon.
A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of today's top film directors. A fascinating profile that explores each directors unique process for creating some of the most memorable and enduring movies of our times.
A psychopath nicknamed Buffalo Bill is murdering women across the Midwest. Believing it takes one to know one, the FBI sends Agent Clarice Starling to interview a demented prisoner who may provide clues to the killer's actions. That prisoner is psychiatrist Dr Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant, diabolical cannibal who agrees to help Starling only if she'll feed his morbid curiosity with details of her own complicated life.
The Detail has a setback, and needs a new co-operator, while Russell and Bunk revisit Philly, looking for evidence. Brother Mouzone talks with Stringer Bell regarding their agreement, leaving Bell to contend with a dissatisfied Avon Barksdale.
There is much joy and jubilation as the marriage of Elizabeth and Tommy is blessed by Reverend Johnson in the partially constructed church, a structure that the convicts are voluntarily helping their vicar build with whatever blood, sweat and tears they can muster after their penal labour. When Governor Phillip arrives to investigate what is happening, he orders a stop to work on the church. With rations running so short, all energy and effort must go into the colony's development - spiritual edifices have to come second.
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Explore depictions of Australia and it's culture through a special collection of films representing life Down Under with a range of selected content for all ages. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073, VCHHC097, VCHHC098, VCHHC100)