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Films with: Jacobi, Derek

American film theatre.
A collection of 5 film adaptations of 20th century plays produced by the American Film Theatre.
DVD 2850
Borgias. the original crime family /
Rodrigo Borgia becomes Pope Alexander VI, propelling him, his two sons Cesare and Juan, and his daughter, Lucrezia, to become the most powerful and influential family of the Italian Renaissance.
DVD 8162
Cadfael,
Suspected of robbing the town goldsmith, a young juggler seeks refuge at the abbey where Brother Cadfael is given the job of keeping an eye him while the authorities investigate. But things become more complicated when the goldsmith's neighbor is found floating dead in the river.
DVD 9421
Cadfael.
Brother Cadfael investigates the disappearance of Baron Huon de Domville who mysteriously rides off alone into the night on the eve of his wedding and is never seen alive again.
DVD 9403
Cadfael.
Cadfael is called upon to bury 94 rebel soldiers. The ceremony is disrupted when Cadfael finds one corpse too many, and no one is above suspicion as he hunts for the murderer.
DVD 9419
Cadfael.
Brother Cadfael investigates the murder of a wealthy landowner, who has disinherited his stepson and is poisoned by food prepared by the Abbey. Cadfael discovers that the man's widow is his own childhood sweetheart.
DVD 9420
Cinderella
Celebrate the transformative power of kindness with Disney's Cinderella, a modern classic that shines with beauty, imagination...and magic! Despite being bullied by her stepmother and stepsisters, a spirited Ella refuses to despair or retaliate, choosing instead to honor her mother's last words: "Have courage and be kind". Then one day, she meets a remarkable, like-minded man in the woods and she resolves to take charge of her fate in hopes of seeing him again. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother, and an enchanted glass slipper and suddenly-magic becomes reality! Cinderella will captivate your whole family forever after.
DVD 11538
Civil War
An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.
DVD 1918
Dead again
Mike Church, an L.A. gumshoe with a knack for wisecracks and tracing missing persons, doesn't have a clue when he's hired to help a beautiful amnesia victim tormented by nightmares. Then an eccentric antiques dealer and hypnotist leads Church to believe the source of the nightmares may lie in a past-life connection to Margaret Strauss, a world-famous pianist allegedly murdered by her composer husband in 1948.
DVD 6088
Endgame
Working for P.W. Botha, Dr. Neil Barnard opens talks with imprisoned Nelson Mandela. But lesser known are the secret talks that take place in a rural English manor house. Both sides may win or lose all, including their own lives. Botha learns of the British talks and, with the inevitable demise of apartheid, he intends to control the endgame by using the tactics of divide and rule. Against all the odds, a precious arena of frail trust between the two warring parties is achieved.
DVD 13192
Gathering storm
In the mid-1930's the great politican and orator Winston Churchill was out of favor with the English people and struggling to make his voice heard. Wrestling with his personal demons, a lonely but defiant Churchill attempts to warn the world of the impending gloom surrounding Hitlers' Germany.
DVD 2411
Gladiator
A Roman general refuses to transfer his loyalty to the new Emperor, Commodus. He becomes a slave and then a gladiator, fighting in the Roman Colosseum in defiance of the Emperor.
DVD 1579
Golden compass
In a wondrous parallel world where witches soar the skies and Ice Bears rule the frozen North, one special girl is destined to hold the fate of the universe in her hands. When Lyra Belacqua becomes the keeper of the Golden Compass, she discovers that her world and all those beyond are threatened by the secret plans of Ms. Coulter. With the help of Lord Asriel and a group of unlikely allies ready to stand at her side, Lyra embarks on an extraordinary quest that celebrates friendship and courage against all odds.
DVD 5557
Gosford Park
Drama set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered.
DVD 1547
Hamlet
In this first-ever full-text film of William Shakespeare's work, the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
DVD 5253
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death.
DVD 2366
Henry V
Young King Henry of England asserts a hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathering an army and embarking on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs and forever change the face of Europe.
DVD 2128
Henry V
Historical play about the English king who defeated the French at Agincourt.
DVD 11638
Hereafter
This film peers at an intriguing question--is there an afterlife?--through the lens of George, Marie, and Marcus, who are each tortured in different ways by the thought of life after death. George Lonegan is psychic. It was once his career: he was "the man who can speak to the dead," with a high-traffic website, and a popular biography. But he fled that life, unable to cope with the emotional burden of his abilities. Marie Lelay is a French TV presenter coping with the intense emotions brought on by a near death experience in the 2004 tsunami in Thailand. She's written a book on the subject, which was greeted with derision by her colleagues. Marcus and Jason live in a London council estate, covering for their mother, who's a hopeless junkie. When Jason meets a sudden and tragic end, Marcus is set hopelessly adrift, and begins obsessively researching psychics and seers who can help him contact Jason on the other side.
DVD 8314
I, Claudius
A dramatization of Robert Graves' version of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius told through the dying Claudius as he sets down the history of his family.
DVD 5590
King's speech
The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
DVD 8090
Last tango in Halifax.
Childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia, both widowed and in their 70s, fall for each other all over again when they are reunited on the internet after nearly 60 years. Their relationship is a celebratory tale of the power of love at any age. But this is also a story about family, and with family comes baggage. Celia's respectable, head teacher daughter Caroline is juggling bringing up two boys and dealing with her husband's infidelity, while Alan's daughter Gillian works to make a living on her farm.
DVD 9917
Manor house
"Following in the tradition of Upstairs, Downstairs and Robert Altman's 2001 Edwardian comic feature Gosford Park, Manor House takes a fascinating look at the grand and grueling British class system of the early 1900s"--Container.
DVD 6191
Murder on the Orient Express
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone is a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
DVD 12546
Pallisers.
The opulence of mid-Victorian England provides the backdrop for this chronicle of three generations of one aristocratic family. The Pallisers depicts both the Parliamentary maneuverings of the day and the social mores that ruled private passions. The action focuses on Palliser intimates Phineas Finn, the handsome and ambitious radical MP from Ireland, and Lizzie Eustace, a beautiful and conniving young widow. Plantagenet Palliser and his wife, Lady Glencora, cope with the demands of a growing family and ascend to an even higher social stratum.
DVD 1214
Pallisers.
The Pallisers depicts both the Parliamentary maneuverings of the day and the social mores that ruled private passions.
DVD 2414
Secret of NIMH
The tale of Mrs. Brisby, the timid mouse who becomes a heroine in spite of herself. She gets help in saving her family from Farmer Fitzgibbon's plow from a crow, an owl and some intelligent rats.
DVD 11966
Shakespeare uncovered
Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passion of their celebrated hosts (Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson, and David Tennant) to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays.
DVD 9430
Tolkien /
Explores the formative years of the renowned author's life as he finds friendship, courage, and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including the author's tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire him to write his famous Middle-earth novels.
DVD 13450
Vicious.
Tells the comedic story of aging partners Freddie and Stuart, two men who have lived together in their Covent Garden flat for nearly 50 years. Freddie was a budding actor and Stuart worked in a bar when they first met, but their careers are pretty much over and their lives now consist of entertaining their frequent guests, making sure that their aged dog Balthazar is still breathing, and hurling caustic insults at each other.
DVD 11233
Vicious.
Tells the comedic story of aging partners Freddie and Stuart, two men who have lived together in their Covent Garden flat for nearly 50 years.
DVD 11234