Formed in 2015, Signal One Entertainment is a UK-based DVD and Blu-ray label dedicated to releasing exceptional films in high quality editions. Working with major studios, such as MGM and Twentieth-Century Fox, Signal One select a range of classic, cult and often overlooked films from a variety of genres and eras in order to give them the home video treatment they richly deserve. At fopp we’re celebrating the best of Signal One with markdowns across the board – blu-ray from £7 and DVD £3 with any purchase!
Red Rock West
director John Dahl
Starring Nicholas Cage · Dennis Hopper · Lara Flynn Boyle
The quirkiest thriller since Blood Simple, RED ROCK WEST stars Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, and Lara Flynn Boyle in an offbeatmystery about an average guy who is mistaken for a professional hitman. Dead tired and flat broke after driving 12,000 miles, an unemployed Texan, Michael (Cage), walks into a tavern in tiny Red Rock, Wyoming, and is immediately offered a job. There’s just one problem: the owner thinks Michael is a hitman, and the “job” is murdering the owner’s wife (Boyle). Just when Michael decides to take the money and run, the real hitman (Hopper) arrives, readyto do the job right. Full of playful twists and sexy turns, RED ROCK WEST is a perfect game of cat-and-mouse that will keep you guessing untilthe final, shocking shot.
director Edmund Goulding
starring Tyrone Power · Joan Blondell · Coleen Gray
One of the darkest and most startling films ever to come out of golden-era Hollywood, based on a novel that many thought unfilmable at a time when the Production Code held sway, NIGHTMARE ALLEY is set in the gritty yet surreal world of a travelling carnival, whose eccentric inhabitants serve up bizarre illusions to a grateful and gullible public. Tyrone Power’s ruthless schemer, Stanton Carlisle, was his favorite of all his roles, and no wonder: it stretched him like nothing before or since as Carlisle rises from raffish carnival barker to national mind-reading sensation in partnership with his beautiful wife Molly (Coleen Gray), before an equally precipitous fall at the hands of a duplicitous psychologist (Helen Walker) and his own all too human frailties. Director Edmund Goulding (DARK VICTORY) conjures a spellbinding atmosphere out of some of the weirdest material ever to be tackled by a major studio.
Erik The Viking
director Terry Jones
starring Tim Robbins · John Cleese · Micky Rooner
Signal One Entertainment presents Erik the Viking. Monty Python alumnus Terry Jones’ fast-paced, visually lavish comic fantasy starring Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption) as the reluctant marauder. Presented in a deluxe special edition, featuring a wealth of extras, and two unique cuts of the film. A Viking with a conscience, Erik tires of pillaging and decides to set out on a quest. When the wise Freya informs Erik that a great mythic wolf has eaten the sun, the warrior resolves to venture to Asgard, home of the Norse gods, to set things right. Before Erik can reach Asgard, he and his allies must first find a magical horn that resides in the land of King Arnulf, who, luckily for the hero, has a lovely daughter, Princess Aud.
director Henry King
starring Gregory Peck · Helen Westcott · Millard Mitchell
Gregory Peck stars as Jimmy Ringo, a notorious killer, and the deadliest shot in the old west. Though his appetite for bloodletting has waned, Jimmy is forced to stay on the run by young guns determined to shoot him down. After killing an upstart in self-defence, he escapes from the boy’s vengeful brothers to the nearby town of Cayenne. There, he hopes to convince his estranged wife (Helen Westcott) to resume their life together, but his arrival causes a sensation. With younger bucks gunning for him, Ringo’s fate lies in the hand of the sheriff (Millard Mitchell), his old bandit partner.
director Tony Scott
starring Wesley Snipes · Robert De Niro · Ellen Barkin
When the San Francisco Giants pay centerfielder Bobby Rayburn (Wesley Snipes) $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan Gil Renard (Robert De Niro). So, when Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the obsessed Renard stops at nothing to help his idol regain his former glory… not even murder.
The Razor's Edge
director Edmund Goulding
starring Tyrone Power · Gene Tierney · John Payne
Screen legend Tyrone Power stars in this engaging classic based on W. Somerset Maugham’s best-selling novel. Despite being offered an impressive job when he returns from World War I, Larry Darrell (Power) instead opts for the Paris bohemian lifestyle, followed by a soul-searching trip to the Far East. After his beautiful fiancée (Gene Tierney) loses patience with the spiritual seeker and marries a wealthy man, Larry finds himself drawn to Sophie (Anne Baxter in an OSCAR®-Winning performance), an old friend. Newly widowed, Sophie has descended into alcoholism, a state from which Larry hopes to save her in this thought-provoking film nominated for four ACADEMY AWARDS®, including Best Picture.
Next Stop, Greenwich Village
director Paul Mazursky
starring Lenny Baker · Shelley Winters · Ellen Greene
Fresh out of college, Larry Lapinksy leaves his traditional Jewish home – and his over-bearing mother – in Brooklyn. An aspiring actor, he moves to Manhattan and the bohemian enclave of Greenwich Village where he seeks his fortune. He quickly takes his place among young creative types and is soon on the verge of a career breakthrough…but his mother finds it hard to let him go.
The Paper Chase
director james bridges
starring timothy bottoms · lindsay wagner · john houseman
serious and hard-working, hart (bottoms) finds he must survive much more than the pressures, all-night cramming, and insecurities he expected. he becomes the fearful adversary of knightsfield, the school’s most imperious, witheringly sarcastic yet brilliant professor (john houseman in an oscar® winning). terrorising some, inspiring others, the professor easily separates the men from the boys by the time the term is over. hart’s personal relationship with knightsfield grows more complex when he discovers the girl he’s fallen in love with is the professor’s daughter (lindsay wagner).
director gordon douglas
starring richard boone · stuart whitman · anthony franciosa
avenging the massacre of his family by apache indians, a former confederate army officer, lassiter (richard boone), obtains a stolen repeating rifle and finds himself arrested by the us army. he is offered freedom if he stays in mexico with a small group to recover the remaining stolen weapons. after blasting their way through bandits and apache’s, they discover a megalomaniacal confederate soldier, selling guns to the renegade apache’s.
director michael lehmann
starring bruce willis · danny aiello · andie macdowell
eddie “hudson hawk” hawkins, has just been released from ten years of prison and is planning to spend the rest of his life honestly. but then the crazy mayflower couple blackmail him to steal some of the works of leonardo da vinci. if he refuses, they threaten to kill his friend tommy.
director tim hunter
starring keanu reeves · dennis hopper · crispin glover
format blu-ray and dvd
on the bank of a river lies the naked body of a murdered girl. at the nearby high school, one of the students boasts to matt (reeves) and his friends that he killed her. drunk and stoned, the doubting teens venture to the river only to discover that he is in fact telling the truth. they decide to form a wall of secrecy, but matt (reeves) is uncomfortable about their silence and has to decide between exposing the criminal and keeping quiet for the rest of his life. based on the horrific real-life murder of a young californian girl, this powerful portrait of disaffected youth stars keanu reeves (the matrix trilogy), crispin glover (charlie’s angels) and dennis hopper (easy rider) in a tale that is chilling to witness.
The Boston Strangler
director richard fleischer
starring tony curtis· henry fonda · george kennedy
richard fleischer (10 rillington place) directs this 1968 adaptation of gerold frank s book about the real-life case of the boston strangler, a serial killer who terrorized boston, murdering many women, and defying the efforts of a special division headed by john s. bottomly (henry fonda) to catch him. then the police zero in on albert desalvo (tony curtis), a normal family man who may be suffering from a split personality.
director philip d’antoni
starring roy scheider · victor arnold · tony lo bianco
fast-paced 1970s crime thriller starring roy scheider as a tough new york city cop. buddy manucci (scheider) leads an elite squad of undercover detectives known as the ‘seven-ups’ because of their ability to put away criminals for a minimum of seven years – a result of the ruthlessly efficient and unorthodox tactics they employ. when the group’s integrity is brought into question after being linked with a mob-related kidnapping, it is up to manucci to hunt down the real culprits and preserve the reputation of his squad.
director Richard Fleischer
starring Charles Bronson · Linda Cristal · Al Lettieri
Mr Majestyk (Bronson) is an ex-con and Vietnam vet whose efforts to run a normal life as a farmer are thwarted by narrow-minded locals and corrupts cops. When a Mafia hitman destroys Majestyk s crop, the farmer snaps. Taking his rifle in hand, he goes after the syndicate assassin, refusing to stop until his work is done. Written for the screen by Elmore Leonard (Out of Sight, Get Shorty), directed by Richard Fleischer (10 Rillington Place, Soylent Green) and starring cinema tough guy Charles Bronson (The Dirty Dozen, Death Wish), Mr Majestyk is a gritty action film full of car chases, shoot-outs and bare-knuckle brawls.
director Alan Arkin
starring Alan Arkin · Rob Reiner · Vincent Gardenia
Benny owns a department store that is approaching bankruptcy. As he prepares to go on vacation, Benny concocts a scheme to solve his financial problems: he’ll get his mentally ill brother-in-law to burn down the store and then he’ll collect the insurance money. Meanwhile, Benny leaves his sons, Ezra and Russell in charge of the store. When they discover the money problems, his sons come up with their own solution, and chaos ensues.
Halls of Montezuma
director Lewis Milestone
starring Richard Widmark · Jack Palance · Reginald Gardiner
During World War II, a band of Marines are ordered to capture Japanese troops so they can be interrogated for information about a new weapons base. As Lieutenant Anderson (Richard Widmark) leads the team through enemy-infested jungles, the mission proves more difficult than expected.
director Peter Yates
starring William Hurt · Sigourney Weaver · Christopher Plummer
format Blu-ray and DVD
William Hurt and Sigourney Weaver star in this American thriller. New York janitor, and Vietnam veteran, Daryll Deever (Hurt) becomes obsessed with television newsreader Tony Sokolow (Weaver). He finally gets to meet the object of his affection when she comes to report on a murder that’s taken place in the office building he works in. In an effort to prolong their acquaintance, Daryll tells Tony he knows something about the murder and the pair team up to dig deeper into the story. He doesn’t actually know anything but the killers don’t know that…
The Panic in Needle Park
director Jerry Schatzberg
starring Al Pacino · Kitty Winn · Alan Vint
format Blu-ray and DVD
Gritty drama starring Al Pacino as a man whose heroin addiction drags him and his girlfriend into the seediest recesses of the drug underworld. Bobby (Pacino) is a young heroin addict and occasional pusher who frequents New York’s ‘Needle Park’, home to a number of other addicts and dealers. One day he stumbles across Helen (Kitty Winn), a homeless girl in need of direction after a botched abortion, and the pair begin a relationship. Unfortunately for Helen, for all the intensity of their romance there is only one direction in which Bobby can lead her – down the path to addiction and eventual betrayal.
The Rare Breed
director Andrew V. McLaglen
starring James Stewart · Maureen O’Hara · Brian Keith
James Stewart and Maureen O’Hara star in this Western based on the introduction of Hereford cattle to the American West. English woman Martha Price (O’Hara) and her daughter Hilary (Juliet Mills) enlist the help of Sam ‘Bulldog’ Burnett (Stewart), a wandering ranch hand, to carry out the unfulfilled legacy of Martha’s late husband who died en route to America. His dream was to introduce Hereford cattle by transporting a lone bull, Vindicator, to Texas to breed it with longhorn cattle. Martha, Hilary and Sam set out on the road to Texas with the bull, but the trail is fraught with dangers and all three must keep their wits about them as they encounter ambushers looking to profit from the bull.
Three Coins in the Fountain
director Jean Negulesco
starring Clifton Webb · Dorothy McGuire · Jean Peters