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Walk Down The Streets Of San Francisco This Month On CBS Action

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 15th Mar 2015

One of the greatest cops shows of all time, The Streets Of San Francisco stars Karl Malden and Michael Douglas as a pair of plainclothes homicide detectives, Lt. Mike Stone and Inspector Steve Keller, who cruise the streets of San Francisco solving a variety of crimes, usually involving murder. Stone is the street-smart 20-year veteran cop, and Keller is the college-educated rookie.

Season 4 starts in March and in one episode, an old neighbourhood suddenly sees a huge upsurge in violent crime committed against homeowners, including murder. Keller and Stone find that it may be tied to the fact that all the people in the neighbourhood have been approached by a real estate agent making substantially high offers to buy their ... read more

This Is Not The Emerald City You Were Thinking Of! Oz Comes To CBS Action In April

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 15th Mar 2015

Starring ‘Best Supporting Actor’ Oscar winner, J.K. Simmons as Vern Schillinger, the brutal and powerful series Oz follows inmates and correctional officers inside the Oswald State Correctional Facility, nicknamed ‘Oz’, as they battle for power and survival amid warring factions and explosive acts of retribution.

Much of the show takes place in Emerald City, an experimental unit in the facility that tries to emphasise rehabilitation and learning responsibility while being incarcerated. Described by The Guardian as “profoundly disturbing, it's a show that you don't want to miss yet don't always want to watch”.

In the first episode we get a glimpse of the daily routine of life within Oz itself. Former lawyer Tobias Beecher is... read more

Don't Miss The High Chaparral Season 4 This March

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Monday 2nd Mar 2015

The High Chaparral traces the adventures of the Cannon family and their struggle to maintain a cattle ranch in the rugged Arizona desert. The time is the 1870s when survival means a fight against the elements as well as renegade Indians and outlaws.

The show revolves around ‘Big’ John Cannon a rancher who runs the ranch with his brother Buck and son Billy Blue (Blue Boy). Blue Boy's mother Annalee is killed in the first series by an Indian arrow and John Cannon then marries Victoria, the daughter of the powerful neighbouring rancher Don Sebastián Montoya in what is initially a marriage of convenience. His marriage to Victoria Montoya brings her brother Manolito into the picture as he... read more

More MacGyver In March

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Monday 23rd Feb 2015

MacGyver is a cult hero and role model who applies his scientific knowledge to ordinary items to create for himself and others a means of escape from impending doom. Fans will be pleased to hear Season 2 comes to CBS Action in March.

In one classic episode this season the military ask MacGyver to check out a new high-tech security system at one of their bases. Complications arise when the computer traps MacGyver inside and attempts to kill him. How will he get out of this situation and what will he use?

Catch MacGyver weekdays at 3pm and 7pm with Season 2 starting March 9th.

CBS Action Moving To Freeview Channel 64 This Thursday

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, News, Monday 16th Feb 2015

CBS Action is getting a new Freeview channel number, 64, that’s moving up from 70 as of this Thursday, 19th February.

Remember to retune your Freeview TV or digital box to continue to enjoy channel favourites MacGyver, JAG, Star Trek, NCIS and Deadwood.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Cinema Trailer For Guy Ritchie's New Movie

By James Whittington
Posted in News, Sunday 15th Feb 2015

Henry Cavill (Man Of Steel) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E., a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series.

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. centres on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanish... read more

Matlock To Crack Crime This February On CBS Action

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 25th Jan 2015

Matlock - Season 1
Double-bills Saturdays at 4pm

Ben Matlock is a Georgia bred, Harvard educated defense attorney. His fees are huge but he's worth every cent of it as he defends his clients not only in Atlanta but also all over the United States. He is cantankerous and gruff and often uses colourful language but beneath it all has a heart of gold.

The long-running show finally ended in 1995 when Andy Griffith who played the lead role, decided that at the age of 69 he wanted to take a break from acting to spend more time with his family.

Season one sees Matlock take on many complicated cases including that of a television reporter accused of murd... read more

A True Original - MacGyver Blasts Onto CBS Action In February

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 25th Jan 2015

MacGyver - Season 1
Weekdays 7pm and 3pm starts February 5th

New to CBS Action this February, the action packed series MacGyver blasts onto your screens.

Angus MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) is a cult hero and role model who applies his scientific knowledge to ordinary items to create for himself and others a means of escape from impending doom.

In one episode this season MacGyver is called in to rescue some scientists that are trapped underground when a lab they are studying the ozone layer in, mysteriously explodes. It's soon discovered that the explosion cracked a tank of sulphuric acid and MacGyver is in a race a... read more

Catch Classic Crime On CBS Action This January

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Monday 5th Jan 2015

Father Dowling Mysteries - Season 3
Weekdays 4pm

Father Francis ‘Frank’ Dowling is a Catholic priest who continually stumbles over murders, abductions and other crimes in his hometown of Chicago. He is assisted by Sister Stephanie ‘Steve’ Oskowski, who does much of the legwork for Frank. Sister Steve is a streetwise nun who grew up in a rough housing project nearby, so she can hotwire a car and handle firearms with ease. She knows the language of the streets and converses in it fluently.

The name Francis was revealed in the Episode ‘The Movie Mystery’ when he is talking to the Detective in charge of the case and the Detective calls him Francis. In the final season Father Dowling and Sister S... read more

Sleepless Night - Die Hard Meets 24 With Added Taken!

By James Whittington
Posted in News, Monday 15th Dec 2014

Anyone who likes Die Hard or Taken (so, pretty much everyone, then) will get a big kick out of Sleepless Night, a single-location action-spectacular that redefines the genre that’s coming to DVD on January 15th thanks to Icon Film Distribution.

An original plot - that puts a new twist on corrupt cops, kidnapped kids and missing drugs - results in an edge-of-the-seat race-against-time thriller.

Vincent (Tomer Sisley) is a cop with connections a vicious criminal underworld. He and his partner steal a batch of cocaine from a powerful drug baron, but Vincent is identified in the heist. The gangsters kidnap Vincent’s son to hold him hostage until he returns their stolen goods, but he no long... read more

Metropolis Ultimate Collector’s Edition Coming January 2015 To Blu-ray

By James Whittington
Posted in News, Sunday 14th Dec 2014

Eureka! Entertainment have announced the release of Fritz Lang’s, Metropolis Ultimate Collector’s Edition, the mother of all sci-fi films and a major influence on Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), George Lucas (Star Wars), and pop culture in general will be re-released in a 2-disc Blu-ray set in brand new SteelBook packaging, now featuring Giorgio Moroder presents: Metropolis and a 45-min documentary exploring the film’s rediscovery. Limited to just 4000 units worldwide and including an opportunity with every SteelBook to win a unique bespoke Metropolis engraved solid gold bar, Metropolis Ultimate Collector’s Edition will be released as part of the Masters of Cinema Series on 19 January 2015... read more

Taken 3 - New Poster And Brand New Clip

By James Whittington
Posted in News, Sunday 14th Dec 2014

Why not start your New year with an action-packed thriller that promises to deliver on all levels, Taken 3.

Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered.

Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now – his daughter.

Alongside Neeson look out for Famke Janssen and Forest Whitaker.

Taken 3 hits UK cin... read more

Pulp Fiction 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Box Set Details

By James Whittington
Posted in News, Tuesday 25th Nov 2014

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Quentin Tarantino's modern classic Pulp Fiction comes the definitive Blu-ray box-set edition just in time for Christmas. The endlessly re-watchable caper comes in the ultimate package with brand new themed contents and a fully loaded Blu-ray of the 1994 masterpiece.

Pulp Fiction is an inside look at a unforgettable community of LA criminals. Prizefighter Butch Coolidge has decided to stop payment on a deal he's made with the devil. Honey Bunny and Pumpkin are a couple of young lovers and small time thieves who decide they need a change of venue.

Meanwhile, two career criminals, Vincent Vega and Jules, go about their daily business of shooting up other crooks wh... read more

Gritty Action Thriller We Still Kill The old Way Coming To Cinemas

By James Whittington
Posted in News, Sunday 23rd Nov 2014

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Richwater Films are proud to announce the release of We Still Kill The Old Way – in UK cinemas from 12th December and on DVD and Blu-ray from 26th December 2014.

When retired East End villain Charlie Archer (Steven Berkoff – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) is brutally murdered at the hands of a vicious mob of youths, his brother Ritchie (Ian Ogilvy – Return Of The Saint) hits the savage streets of London, returning to his gangster roots on a violent quest for vengeance. Rounding up his old firm including Arthur (James Cosmo – Game Of Thrones), Roy (Chris Ellison – The Bill) and Butch (Tony Denham – The Football Factory), Ritchie leads a vigilante crusade to... read more

Flashpoint Comes To CBS Action This December

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Monday 17th Nov 2014

Flashpoint focuses on a fictional elite tactical unit, the Strategic Response Unit (SRU), within a Canadian metropolitan police force.

The SRU are tasked to resolve extreme situations that regular officers are not trained to handle, including hostage taking, bomb threats and heavily armed criminals. Equipped with high-tech tools and a cache of weapons and explosives, members use negotiation tactics and intuition to try and avoid the use of deadly force, which they only exert after all other options have been exhausted.

The outcome of a given situation is often determined by a split-second decision, hence the show's title.

Packed with high-octane action and gritty stories, Flashpoint make... read more

 

 

 

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