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Othello. PBS Video. VHS. 75 Minutes.
The San Francisco Ballet offers its first recorded performance in Lar Lubovitch's vibrant interpretation of Othello.
Shakespeare's tragic tale of passion, jealousy, and betrayal synthesizes classical and modern movement, through an original choreography and Elliot Goldenthal's powerful score.
Dancers include Desmond Richardson as Othello, Yuan Yuan Tan as Desdemona, and Parrish Maynard as Iago.
Romeo and Juliet. PBS Video. DVD. 3 Hours.
The timeless tragedy of feuding families and star-crossed teenage lovers, set in the Italian city of Verona, takes center stage in this vivid new production of Romeo and Juliet.
The deadly feud between Capulets and Montagues threatens the secret love of their children for each other, in Shakespeare's memorable play.
Ronald Reagan Signature Collection. 5-PK. PBS Video. DVD. 8 Hours & 25 Minutes.
He was more than just another handsome face. Ronald Reagan, whose greatest role was U.S. president in the 1980s, started out in Hollywood as a very successful actor in the 1930s and 1940s.
Films collected here include Knute Rockne All American (1940), Kings Row (1942), The Hasty Heart (1949), Storm Warning (1951), and The Winning Team (1952).
Each disc contains special features, ranging from cartoons to theatrical trailers and short films.
Rosemary & Thyme: Series 1. 3-PK. PBS Video. DVD. 4 Hours & 45 Minutes.
A former policewoman and an out-of-work plant biologist form an unlikely detective duo in this charming mystery series about gardening and foul play.
Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris star as Laura Thyme and Rosemary Boxer, who strike up a productive friendship while investigating a suspicious death. Includes the first six episodes.
Rumpole of the Bailey. Combo. Set I + II. 8-PK. PBS Video. DVD. 21 Hours & 5 Minutes.
Horace Rumpole, Leo McKern, is the barrister who fought for justice in his own unique way, becoming a British TV's hero in the series based on John Mortimer's books. Set 1 includes Seasons 1 and 2, Set 2 includes Seasons 3 and 4.
Years before, Horace Rumpole was born on the BBC series, Play for Today. See how it all began, in Rumpole and the Confession of Guilt, the free gift included with this combo.
Rumpole of the Bailey: Lost Episode: Rumpole and the Confession. PBS Video. DVD. 65 Minutes.
Years before fictional barrister Horace Rumpole became a star, he was born under obscure circumstances on a BBC series, Play for Today.
John Mortimer's irascible creation, played by Leo McKern, debuts in London's Central Court, facing an open-and-shut case with a teenage client but finding far more of a challenge than he expected.
See how it all began, in Rumpole and the Confession of Guilt.
Rumpole of the Bailey: Set I: Seasons 1 and 2. 4-PK. PBS Video. DVD. 10 Hours.
Horace Rumpole may have lacked the elegant style of Perry Mason, but the British barrister's resourcefulness, unorthodox methods, and results were no less impressive, in and out of the courtroom.
Brilliant, rumpled, and irascible, Rumpole fought for justice in his own unique way, becoming British TV's hero of the downtrodden in the long-running series based on John Mortimer's popular books.
Rumpole of the Bailey: Set II: Seasons 3 and 4. 4-PK. PBS Video. DVD. 10 Hours.
Leo McKern returns in a dozen more episodes as the colorful, complicated British barrister Horace Rumpole, in Seasons 3 and 4 of the popular British TV series, Rumpole of the Bailey.
McKern's portrayal of the underdogs' white-wigged legal champion is subtle and masterful, whether battling judges in chambers or the seldom-seen "she who must be obeyed" at home.
Shackleton. 3-PK. PBS Video. DVD. 3 Hours & 15 Minutes.
Picture the world's harshest location. Now imagine being trapped there. Ernest Shackleton and 27 crewmen were hopelessly stranded when their ship sank off Antarctica in 1915.
Kenneth Branagh stars as Shackleton, in a death-defying tale of disaster and rescue filmed in Greenland, Iceland, and England. DVD features: "The Making of Shackleton," Ernest Shackleton Episode of A&E's BIOGRAPHY, documentary on Antarctica.
Smiley's People. 3-PK. PBS Video. DVD. 5 Hours & 15 Minutes.
Alec Guinness reprises his role as spymaster George Smiley in this gripping sequel to TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY.
Even retired, Smiley's talents are still invaluable to the Circus--Britain's secret intelligence service--when old informant General Vladimir is murdered.
Romance Classics Collection 2. 14-PK. PBS Video. DVD. 30 Hours.
Eight critically-acclaimed productions from such authors as Charles Dickens, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Thomas Hardy make this second A&E Literary Classics collection a must, featuring superb screenplays and outstanding stars (Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mira Sorvino,and Ioan Gruffudd, among others).
Films included are Horatio Hornblower, Vanity Fair, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Catherine the Great, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and The Great Gatsby.
Robin Of Sherwood: Sets 1 & 2. Combo. PBS Video. DVD.
In Robin of Sherwood, Michael Praed stars as Robin, who raised an army of outlaws to battle the Sheriff of Nottingham. The first season features 13 episodes and an award-winning soundtrack by Clannad.
In the second season, Robin is gone but not forgotten, as a nobleman reassembles the merry men for a new battle against the Sheriff.
Starring Jason Connery (Shanghai Noon) as the second-generation Robin. Purchase both seasons and save $10.
P.D. James: The Essential Collection. 13-PK. PBS Video. DVD. 29 Hours & 30 Minutes.
Eight diabolical thrillers from the pen of Britain's bestselling mystery writer trace the exploits of eccentric Inspector Adam Dalgliesh (Roy Marsden).
Adaptations here include Cover Her Face, Shroud for a Nightingale, The Black Tower, Unnatural Causes, Death of an Expert Witness, A Taste for Death, Original Sin and A Mind to Murder.
Patricia Routledge In Three Portraits. PBS Video. DVD. 2 Hours.
A remarkably versatile actress, Patricia Routledge turns from her fabled comedy to a dramatic tour de force in this memorable dramatic special, three stories with unexpected depth.
At once poignant, funny, warm, and tragic, Routledge delivers Alan Bennett's crackling monologues with a wry irony and tender understanding. But what is left unsaid is almost as important.
Poor Man's Orange. 2-PK. PBS Video. VHS. 3 Hours & 15 Minutes.
The much-awaited sequel to Harp in the South continues the dramatic saga of the Darcy family, trapped in Sydney's least likely neighborhood.
Their pride is a source of strength and resilience, amid daunting social problems and unforeseen tragedy in the 1950s.
Portrait of a Marriage. 2-PK. PBS Video. DVD. 3 Hours & 39 Minutes.
Writer Vita Sackville-West and diplomat Harold Nicolson were together for 50 years, and by all accounts, deeply in love, but their marriage vows seemed to exclude either fidelity or discreet affairs.
Janet McTeer and David Haig star in this tempestuous portrayal of a complex, scandal-wracked marriage, based on the extraordinary literary biography written by their son, Nigel Nicolson. Recommended for mature audiences.
Pride and Prejudice: 10th Anniversary Limited Collector's Edition. 3-PK. PBS Video. DVD. 5 Hours.
Revisit the timeless BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's romantic masterpiece, starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, in this special limited 10th anniversary edition.
In addition to the original 5-hour film and its classic features, enjoy the new 120-page illustrated companion book and a bonus DVD, featuring new interviews and a special biography of Jane Austen, all in a deluxe gold-embossed cloth slipcase.
Proof. 2-PK. PBS Video. DVD. 3 Hours & 23 Minutes.
Irish investigative journalist Terry Corcoran discovers troubling links between two suspicious deaths and the rise to power of the incoming Prime Minister.
But the truth is even more sinister, as the crime miniseries Proof soon attests. Follow the explosive thriller through shady deals between European financiers, Irish politicians, and human traffickers.
Nominated for numerous Irish Film & Television awards, the series stars Finbar Lynch.
Rebus: Set 1. 2-PK. PBS Video. DVD. 5 Hours & 15 Minutes.
John Rebus is a hard-drinking, flawed, brilliant detective in modern Edinburgh. Together with eager sidekick Siobhan Clarke, Inspector Rebus tracks violent death through twisting Scottish streets, from the gritty novels of Ian Rankin.
In "The Falls," Rebus and Clarke trail a serial killer whose trademark is bafflingly bizarre.
Reilly: The Ace of Spies. 4-PK. PBS Video. DVD. 10 Hours & 30 Minutes.
Scoundrel, womanizer, legend, Sydney Reilly lived by his wits and thrived on danger. Sam Neill plays Reilly, whom you first meet in the early 1900s as he plots to protect Great Britain from Czarist imperialism and, later, the Bolsheviks.
Pitting himself against The Trust, a mysterious and deadly cabal, Reilly fights his way through breathtakingly narrow escapes in this riveting historical series.