From the soaring heights of wealth and prosperity to the wild whirlwind of the 70's music scene, the March selection from Madman has it all. If that doesn't tickle your interest, then how about some murder, mystery and intrigue from the master of supense and one of televisions most popular detectives?
Power is the best alibi.
New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Gere) is the portrait of success. But behind the gilded walls of his mansion, Miller is in over his head, desperately trying to complete the sale of his trading empire before the depths of his fraud are revealed. Struggling to conceal his duplicity from wife (Sarandon) and daughter (Marling), Miller's also balancing an affair with French art-dealer Julie (Laetitia Casta).
Just as he's about to unload his troubled empire, an unexpected error forces him to juggle family, business, and crime with the aid of Jimmy (Parker), a face from Miller's past. One wrong turn ignites the suspicions of NYPD Detective Bryer (Roth), who will stop at nothing in his pursuits. Running on borrowed time, Miller is forced to confront the limits of even his own moral duplicity.
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Searching for Sugar Man
The Greatest '70s Rock Icon That Never Was.
From the Academy Award-winning producer of MAN ON WIRE comes a powerful, unforgettable music mystery. Rodriguez was the greatest ‘70s US rock icon who never was. Momentarily hailed as the finest recording artist of his generation, he disappeared into oblivion – rising again from the ashes in a completely different context a continent away… SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN is a film about hope, inspiration and the resonating power of music.
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Our teacher. Our hero.
In Montreal, a Year 6 class is shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of their beloved teacher, Martine. Having learned of the incident in the newspaper, Bachir Lazhar, a 55 year-old Algerian immigrant, makes his way to the school and offers his services as a substitute teacher. Little by little, Lazhar comes to understand this motley but endearing group, among whom are Alice and Simon, two charismatic pupils particularly affected by their teacher’s passing. Yet while the class begins to heal, nobody in the school is aware of Lazhar’s painful past.
Nominated for an Oscar in 2012 and from the producers of the award winning INCENDIES, MONSIEUR LAZHAR is a profoundly moving story about a group of young schoolchildren coming to terms with the adult world before their time, and the inspirational educator who transforms their lives.
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents
The Complete Seventh Season (5 DVD Set)
More tales from the groundbreaking television classic, courtesy of the Master of Suspense, on DVD for the first time.
Back for a seventh collection of brilliant tales of murder, mystery and the macabre, Alfred Hitchcock presents all 38 stories from the groundbreaking television classic's final season, plus a bonus episode not aired as part of the original broadcast run. Filled with tales of murder, madness, intrigue and suspense and featuring an all star cast, re-discover why the series was voted one of "The 100 Best TV Shows of All-Time."
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Bergerac – The Complete Sixth Series
Ingenious plots, rich rogues, clever criminals, incomparable locations… and John Nettles.
Handsome, blue-eyed and brooding, maverick cop Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac of Jersey’s Bureau des Étrangers is one of television’s most popular detectives.
Moving with the power of Bergerac’s vintage red Triumph Roadster sports car, each episode guarantees full-throttle excitement, ingenious plots and colourful characters as Bergerac patrols the harbour cafes, cliff-top mansions and secluded coves on the trail of the villains, murderers, spies and smugglers of the holiday island and tax haven.
The sixth series finds Jim still in his long-term relationship with Susan Young, though his dedication to the job is causing difficulties and the return of his admirer, the glamorous jewel thief Phillippa Vale doesn't help either. And there's still no escaping his ex-father-in-law, Charlie Hungerford, who seems to have influence with both the Jersey criminal fraternity and the local police.
Combining action with atmosphere, and spectacle with suspense, BERGERAC launched John Nettles to international stardom for 9 series, leading him to another long-running role as D.C.I. Barnaby in Midsomer Murders. For the first time, all 7 uncut episodes from the sixth series arrive on DVD, plus the 1988 feature-length Christmas Special.