Eureka Entertainment to release KHARTOUM, a spectacular and rousing historical epic starring Charlton Heston and Sir Laurence Olivier, as part of the Eureka Classics range in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 3 December 2018. The kind of lavish, rousing historical adventure spectacle that doesn't seem to exist anymore, Khartoum is a majestic, star-studded, BAFTA and Oscar-nominated epic that finds director Basil Deardon (Victim) delivering a feast for the eyes, as well as a pointed study of English colonialism, religious fanaticism, and the nature of heroism and sacrifice. In 1880s Sudan, thousands of British-led Egyptian troops are massacred by the forces of Arab fanatic Muhammad Ahmad (Sir Laurence Olivier), who believes he is the Mahdi, and nothing less than Mohammed's chosen warrior in battling against Anglo-Egyptian rule. Legendary Major General Charles George Gordon (Charlton Heston) is sent by Prime Minister William Gladstone (Ralph Richardson) to save the city of Khartoum from the Mahdi, but given only one aide (Richard Johnson), limited support from the British government that sent him there, and a fearless opponent determined to create a new empire, Gordon sees that further bloodshed is imminent. With impressive battle sequences given greater weight by philosophical and moral debates about the righteousness of military action, Khartoum is a widescreen extravaganza and was the final film to be shot using Ultra Panavision 70 (and screened theatrically in Cinerama) until Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight in 2015. Features: 1080p presentation (on Blu-ray) from a gorgeous high-definition transfer Presented in the film’s correct aspect ratio of 2.76:1 LPCM 2.0 Audio Optional English SDH subtitles Audio Commentary with Film Historians Lem Dobbs, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman Exclusive new video interview with film historian Sheldon Hall Original theatrical trailer PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring a new essay by Phil Hoad, alongside a selection of rare archival imagery
This book investigated how football performers coordinate their behaviours in different levels of game organisation. We began with a position paper proposing the re-conceptualisation of sport teams as functional integrated superorganisms to frame a deeper understanding of the interpersonal coordination processes emerging between team players. Time-motion analysis procedures and innovative tools were developed and presented in order to capture the interpersonal coordination tendencies developed by players. These tendencies were captured and analysed in representative 1vs1 and 3vs3 sub-phases, as well as in the 11-a-side game format. Data showed higher levels of variability at the individual level compared to the team level. This finding suggested that micro-variability may contribute to stabilise the behavioural dynamics at the team level. Besides, the time-evolving dynamics of the collective behaviours (at 11-a-side level) during competitive football performance indicated a tendency for an increase in the predictability. Generally, the data presented here were interpreted as evidencing co-adaptation processes between opponent team players.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. UFC 2: No Way Out (later renamed UFC 2 or The Ultimate Fighting Championship 2) was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on March 11, 1994, at Mammoth Gardens in Denver, Colorado. The event was seen live on pay-per-view in the United States, and was later released on home video. UFC 2 featured a sixteen-man tournament format, the first and only one in UFC''s history, with the winner receiving $60,000. The tournament had no weight classes or weight limits. Matches had no time limit or rounds, therefore no judges were used. Competitors could only win a match by submission, by the opponent''s corner throwing in the towel, or by knockout. The event marked the first appearance of referee "Big" John McCarthy, who would be a staple in the UFC until his retirement from the UFC in late 2007. The event featured fifteen separate fights, of which only the last eight were shown on the live pay-per-view broadcast and home video versions.
Henry III was a medieval king whose long reign continues to have a profound impact on us today. He was on the throne for 56 years and during this time England was transformed from being the private play-thing of a French speaking dynasty into a medieval state in which the king answered for his actions to an English parliament, which emerged during Henry's lifetime.Despite Henry's central importance for the birth of parliament and the development of a state recognisably modern in many of its institutions, it is Henry's most vociferous opponent, Simon de Montfort, who is in many ways more famous than the monarch himself.Henry is principally known today as the driving force behind the building of Westminster Abbey, but he deserves to be better understood for many reasons - as Stephen Church's sparkling account makes clear.Part of the Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers in a highly collectible format
Famous names from favourite Nintendo franchises and guest characters come together in a portable fighter filled with spectacular action. With unique modes, online multiplayer, the ability to customise your fighter and the series’ biggest roster of playable fighters ever, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is truly a clash for the ages!The basics of Super Smash Bros. are simple. Use your chosen character’s unique attacks and special moves to damage your opponent, then hit ‘em with a smash attack to send them flying off the stage! The higher your opponent’s damage – represented as a percentage – the farther they’ll fly when launched, so pummel away until you see them steaming, then unleash your strongest smash attack and watch your target skyrocket off the stage! Take on nearby challengers in local multiplayer, or bring the battle to faraway friends and foes in online matches.Mega Man, Little Mac, PAC-MAN and more new challengers join the longest roll call of famous fighters the Super Smash Bros. series has ever seen. You can even take on these gaming greats yourself as your Mii character – become a Sword Fighter, Gunner or Brawler and see how you stack up in a scrap!Whoever you choose, customise their special moves and equipment to make them your own. Collect equipment during gameplay and equip them to strike the perfect balance of attack, defence and speed, or maximise one attribute to suit your personal play style. Special moves can be collected and customised too, enabling you to craft your perfect fighter to bring into battle!Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS both share the same roster of fighters, items and basic gameplay, but each boasts unique modes designed around its host format. On Nintendo 3DS, go toe-to-toe in StreetSmash, where you can battle against character tokens gathered via StreetPass. In Smash Run, battle enemies in a large labyrinth, then power your character up for the final battle in a unique mode packed with action, strategy, and completely compelling gameplay! And of course, it’s the first ever Super Smash Bros. game you can play on the go – perfect for throwing down against any opponent you meet, no matter where or when!A packed roster of gaming greats, new ways to play on your own or with friends, stages and modes unique to Nintendo 3DS and much more make Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS an utterly unmissable experience. Head over to our Super Smash Bros. for Wii U gamepage to find out more about brawling in high definition, unique modes and much more.Power up your Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS experience with amiibo, a brand new range of interactive figures*. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS you can transfer the data from your amiibo so it can appear in the game and fight for you. As your amiibo fights, it will develop its own unique attributes and skills, becoming stronger and learning new moves. You can even add your own twist to combat by customising special moves! Head over to our amiibo website to learn more about this brand new way to interact with your favourite Nintendo characters and games.- Mario, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN and over 30 other famous faces come together in the biggest Super Smash Bros. line-up ever!- Unleash your brawling best against opponents near or far in local and online multiplayer modes- Customise your character’s special moves and abilities, and battle yourself as your Mii character- Take on Smash Run and StreetSmash, two unique modes only available on Nintendo 3DS
The opponent who answers 1 e4 with an emphatic 1...c5 (The Sicilian Defence) is often looking for a fight. Such players can be highly theoretically prepared and itching to launch into their own pet variations after White has opted for the main lines with an early d2-d4. The Closed Sicilian is an ideal antidote to such aggression. In the Closed Sicilian an awareness of the strategies and plans is far more important than the simple memorising of variations. White's play is logical and the basic ideas are simple to master. However, do not be fooled into thinking the opening is without venom. The deliberate and slow burning attack that White often builds up has resulted in numerous fine attacking victories. The Move by Move series provides an ideal format for the keen chessplayer to improve their game. While reading you are continually challenged to answer probing questions - a method that greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of chess knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study chess while providing the best possible chance to retain what has been learnt.
Hailed as &#8220;stimulus for the next generation of scientists&#8221; by Scientific Computing, each volume in the highly acclaimed Manga Guide series teaches complex math and science topics with the aid of authentic Japanese manga comics. The latest in the series, The Manga Guide to Microprocessors, tackles microprocessors (the brain inside all computers), binary, microprocessor architecture, digital operations, even basic, low-level programming. But don&#8217;t take the comic book format of these books for granted. While full of comics, like all books in the Manga Guide series The Manga Guide to Microprocessors is serious business. With the aid of a comic story starring Ayumi Katsuragi in her quest to understand her game-playing computer opponent, readers will learn the basics of computers and digital logic. College-level topics like how the CPU processes information and makes decisions; how to make sense of binary; what logic gates are and how they can be combined to make functioning machines; how circuits are used to perform arithmetic or to remember information; memory and interrupts; how data passes through the bus; the type and nature of digital operations; even a bit of assembly and and other programming languages. The Manga Guide to Microprocessors assumes no prior knowledge of microprocessors, making it perfect for beginners, computer science students, or simply the computer-afficionado who wants a deeper understanding of the inner workings of microprocessors.
Henry III was a medieval king whose long reign continues to have a profound impact on us today. He was on the throne for 56 years and during this time England was transformed from being the private play-thing of a French speaking dynasty into a medieval state in which the king answered for his actions to an English parliament, which emerged during Henry's lifetime. Despite Henry's central importance for the birth of parliament and the development of a state recognisably modern in many of its institutions, it is Henry's most vociferous opponent, Simon de Montfort, who is in many ways more famous than the monarch himself. Henry is principally known today as the driving force behind the building of Westminster Abbey, but he deserves to be better understood for many reasons - as Stephen Church's sparkling account makes clear. Part of the Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers in a highly collectible format
As the official defensive tactics system of Israeli police, military, and elite special operations units, krav maga has proven its effectiveness from front lines and back streets to prisoner transport and 'take no prisoners' missions. For the first time,'Black Belt Krav Maga' teaches and illustrates the discipline's most lethal fighting and self-defense moves in book format. These no-holds-barred street fighting techniques are designed to do one thing and one thing only: end a fight as quickly as possible by completely disabling an opponent. Extensive counterattacks are illustrated for the most dangerous situations, including neutralizing attackers armed with guns, knives, and other weapons. The program in Black Belt Krav Maga trains readers to functionduring the stress and shock of a sudden, violent encounter and react with a perfectly coordinated counterattack--quickly, automatically, and with deadly accuracy.