In the rollicking grand tradition established by her high-spirited ADVENTURE SERIES, THE ENID BLYTON SECRET SERIES amps up the old-fashioned thrills and embarks on an exciting trip into the imagination of one of the most successful and celebrated children's authors of the 20th century.
Lovingly updated for a modern audience - with five action-packed stories set to enthrall a whole new generation - THE ENID BLYTON SECRET SERIES captures the essence of childhood adventure and runs with it!
Team up with eccentric explorer Thaddeus Arnold and his four children - Jack, Peggy, Mike and Laura - as they embark on a perilous expedition to discover lost civilizations in Africa, mount a challenge against a villain's plan to overthrow an esteemed king and pluck up the courage to foil a crazed scientist's attempt at world domination.
Aided by their trusty pet companion Prince and feisty photo-journalist friend Charlotte, testing themes of courage and heroism along the way, these independent and intrepid children take up many an exciting challenge in the name and true spirit of fun and above all - friendship.
3 Disc Set
Cast: Jennyfer Jewell
Directors: Declan Eames, Geoff Husson
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Based on Syd Nicholls' popular comic strip series, the live-action antics of Fatty Finn leap from page to screen in classic larger-than-life colour, design and 1930s sentiment.
Ten-year old local larrikin Fatty Finn (Ben Oxenbould) leads a carefree life of mischief and occasional mayhem. Keen to listen to a blockbuster Ashes Test match between the English and Australian cricket teams, featuring his all-time sports hero Donald Bradman, Fatty endeavours to raise money for a crystal radio set - selling bottles, collecting horse manure and even organising a lively street fair.
The only thing standing in his way is arch rival Bruiser Murphy (Greg Kelly), who does everything he can to destroy Fatty's efforts and bring about his spectacular downfall.
Presented in a brand new transfer, showcasing cinematography by Academy Award winner John Seale (The English Patient), and featuring a farrago of childhood adventures: including a frog race, a goat race and several madcap encounters with the eccentric Woolloomooloo locals, Fatty Finn also stars Bert Newton, Noni Hazlehurst, Rebecca Rigg, Lorraine Bayly, Henri Szeps, Su Cruikshank, Gerard Kennedy, celebrating one of Australia’s great comic strip gems with flair and everlasting charm.
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A tale of two men, separated by time and circumstance, but united in their search for freedom and redemption.
In 1856, a man born into slavery, Samuel Woodward (Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. – Jerry Maguire, Selma) and his family escape their abject existence on a Virginian plantation and begin a dangerous trek to Canada along the Underground Railroad. Woodward is relentlessly pursued by a slave hunter, Plimpton (William Sadler, The Shawshank Redemption) who will stop at nothing to capture the family, dead or alive.
Over 100 years earlier, in 1748, respected Captain John Newton (Bernhard Forcher– Fury, Grimm) sets sail across the sea to the New World with a ship full of slaves. Questioning the virtues of his assignment, Newton will face sickness, sorrow and a fierce storm that will endanger the entire ship.
Challenged by personal pressures of faith and conscience, both men are destined to be tested severely in their respective journeys, united by a remarkable bond that spans a century and will prove to be the ultimate gift of grace.
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Based on Jim Bancks’s much-loved Australian comic strip, first appearing in 1921, Ginger Meggs is the live-action adaptation of a tale about an unruly, young mischief-maker who is constantly getting himself in trouble in spite of his good intentions.
In an Australian country town in the 1940s, Ginger Meggs’ (Paul Daniel) reputation precedes him – he is an unruly prankster who plays truant, gets involved in fights and tells tall tales. While searching for his stolen monkey, Ginger encounters a jewel thief and sets out to win the heart of childhood crush Minnie Peters (Shelley Armsworth).
However, with the never-ending nuisance of school life, his rival Eddie Coogan, and bully Tiger Kelly, life can be tough for a young upstart - especially if there's fishing to be done!
Presented in a brand new transfer, expertly photographed by Oscar® winner John Seale (The English Patient), and featuring Aussie acting stalwarts Garry McDonald, Harold Hopkins, Ross Higgins, John Wood, Terry Camilleri and Hugh Keays-Byrne, Ginger Meggs is a colourful comic delight, celebrating the cheeky side of Aussie life.
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The intriguing story of a devout college freshman named Josh whose faith is challenged by his philosophy teacher. The teacher is a professor who asks all his students to disavow, in writing, the existence of God. Josh's nervous refusal provokes an irate reaction from the smug professor who forces Josh to prove the existence of God by presenting well-researched, intellectual arguments and evidence over the course of the semester, and engage him in a head-to-head debate in front of the class. A challenging movie for the whole family! 114 minutes.
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When high school teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) is asked a question in class about Jesus in class, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble. The ensuing court case could expel God from the classroom - and from the public square - once and for all. God's Not Dead 2 is a powerful call to action: where will you stand?
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This amazing movie recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.
In 2003, Todd Burpo nearly lost his son during an operation in hospital. His son Colton claimed to have visited heaven during a near-death experience and he shared the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence. He speaks convincingly about things that happened before his birth... things he couldn't possibly have known.
An incredible true story for the family!
Ref : Ref: DVD-HIFR
A classic family tale of high-spirited adventure, treasured by generations of admirers. When little orphan Heidi (Noley Thornton) charms her way into the reclusive life of her grandfather (Oscar winner Jason Robards, Julia), she is immediately drawn to the awe-inspiring landscape he calls home - a breathtaking mountain nestled within the Swiss Alps.
But before she can fully settle herself into the ways of mountain life, she is sent away to Frankfurt to live with another family. Befriending a wheelchair-bound girl named Klara, it is not long before the fond memories of the mountain tickle Heidi's toes, sending her on an adventure she won't soon forget. Heidi is an uplifting journey of discovery and friendship. 183 minutes.
Ref : DVD-Heidi
Everyone loved Lucy... and they still do!
Here's Lucy was comedy legend Lucille Ball's last major sitcom... but it was her most popular with Australian audiences of all ages, and is still screening to this day. Between 1968 and 1974, Lucy was joined by real-life children, Lucie and Desi Arnaz, Jr, and Gale Gordon as her stuffy brother-in-law Harry for 144 episodes of sheer lunacy where her unique brand of zany antics, scheming and slapstick comedy became a hit the world over. Everyone loved Lucy...and they still do!
144 episodes, complete and restored: 3,720 minutes of good clean fun!
Ref : Ref: DVD-HL-Set
Managing to combine the best elements of spirituality, fantasy and dramatic reality, Highway to Heaven stars Michael Landon (Little House on the Prairie, Bonanza) as Jonathan Smith, an angel sent to earth to earn his wings by bringing love and understanding back to people suffering severe problems. Accompanying him on his mission is embittered ex-cop Mark Gordon (Victor French). Originally jaded, Mark has seen the light and has dedicated his life to helping Jonathan get his wings. Heart-warming and highly original, Highway to Heaven: The Complete Collection includes all five seasons from this remarkable television series.
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