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  • Bridge of Spies [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2015] Bridge of Spies | Blu Ray | (28/03/2016) from £7.39  |  Saving you £21.60 (74.50%)  |  RRP £28.99

    Directed by three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg BRIDGE OF SPIES is the story of James Donovan (Two time Oscar® winner Tom Hanks), an insurance claims lawyer from Brooklyn who finds himself thrust into the centre of the Cold War when the CIA enlists his support to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

  • The Longest Ride [DVD] [2015] The Longest Ride | DVD | (02/11/2015) from £5.39  |  Saving you £14.60 (73.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    George Tillman Jr. directs this feature adaptation of the 2013 Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. When elderly widower Ira Levinson (Alan Alda) gets trapped in a snowstorm after crashing his car, his brain refuses to let him die, replaying thoughts a

  • M.A.S.H. - Complete Series 1-11 - The Martinis and Medicine Collection M.A.S.H. - Complete Series 1-11 - The Martinis and Medicine Collection | DVD | (25/12/2008) from £26.99  |  Saving you £173.00 (86.50%)  |  RRP £199.99

    This M*A*S*H-tastic 36-disc collection is one for the television time capsule. It contains all 11 seasons of this multi-Emmy Award-winning series. Adapted for television by legendary comedy writer Larry Gelbart, the series has long since supplanted Robert Altman's film in the public's consciousness. Life and death at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War doesn't seem like ripe fodder for a comedy series, but M*A*S*H masterfully balanced laughter and tears (less so in its later, more preachy seasons). It often does play better without a laugh track (a viewing option for all episodes). During its run, M*A*S*H survived several delicate operations, including the departure of Gelbart after season 4 and the loss of core ensemble members McLean Stevenson as Col. Henry Blake and Wayne Rogers as Trapper John (after season 3), Larry Linville as Frank Burns (after season 5) and Gary Burghoff (a veteran of the original film) as Radar (after season 8). The show thrived with the introduction of some new blood, Henry Morgan as "regular Army" Col. Potter and Mike Farrell as compassionate BJ (season 4) and David Ogden Stiers as elitist Charles Emerson Winchester III (season 6). M*A*S*H was honored with the prestigious Peabody Award "for the depth of its humour and the manner in which comedy is used to lift the spirit and, as well, to offer a profound statement on the nature of war." This was a sitcom that did not always leave you laughing, as witness the classic season 3 episode "Abyssinia, Henry." And throughout its run, M*A*S*H broke the sitcom mould with several episodes, including "The Interview" (season 4), in which Clete Roberts interviews the staff of the 4077th, "Point of View" (season 7), subjectively seen through the eyes of a wounded soldier and "Life Time" (season 8), which unfolds in real time. M*A*S*H boasted one of television's greatest ensembles, fully embodied characters who each became icons, most notably Alan Alda, who served with distinction as Hawkeye, the series' soul and conscience. But a special salute to Loretta Switt, whose Margaret Houlihan went from "Hot Lips" to nobody's pushover. From the "Pilot" to the feature-length finale, "Goodbye, Farewell & Amen," still the most-watched episode in history, this essential (but not so much if you bought the individual season sets) collection honours one of television's greatest half-hours. --Donald Liebenson

  • M.A.S.H. - Season 1 [1972] M.A.S.H. - Season 1 | DVD | (19/05/2003) from £10.98  |  Saving you £19.01 (63.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Set in an emergency medical camp, the sitcom M*A*S*H was based on Robert Altman's 1970 movie of the same name, which notionally took place during the Korean War but was implicitly a bleak commentary on the US involvement in Vietnam. First aired in 1972, the series is broader and less edgy than the film, taking the original characters and reducing them for stock comic value. Nonetheless, the sense of hip insolence is preserved in Alan Alda's carousing, wisecracking but essentially decent Hawkeye--Groucho Marx in a surgeon's mask. The first series shows Hawkeye and buddy Trapper John (Wayne Rogers) dealing with the bloody and messy end of the war. Though not often explicitly critical of the conflict, their attitude towards the uptight, irascible Major Frank Burns (Larry Linville) and Loretta Swit's prim, buttoned-up nurse "Hotlips" Houlihan suggests a healthy contempt for military mores. Fortunately, their commander Henry Blake (McClean Stevenson) is an easy-going soul who indulges them and allows a genial atmosphere to flourish at the 4077th. The pilot--in which Hawkeye arranges a raffle where the prize is a night with a gorgeous nurse to raise money for a Korean kid to get to college--sums up the spirit of these early episodes: soft-centred liberalism mixed with somewhat dated sexism, albeit more slickly delivered than contemporary British sitcoms such as On the Buses. The skirt-chasing and buffoonery in this first series would give way to a more earnest tone as the show continued. On the DVD: M*A*S*H is disappointingly short on special features. However, there is the option of removing the jarringly inappropriate intrusive laugh track that was used on US broadcasts of the show but not the UK version. These episodes have been comprehensively cleaned up for DVD consumption. --David Stubbs

  • Same Time, Next Year [1978] Same Time, Next Year | DVD | (11/02/2008) from £4.29  |  Saving you £8.70 (67.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn and the ever-popular Alan Alda star in this sweet romantic comedy tracing the unique 26-year relationship between two people - who happen to be married to other people. When Doris (Burstyn) a young housewife from Oakland and George (Alda) an accountant from New Jersey meet by chance of a rural California inn they embark on an affair that brings them together on the same weekend in the same place from the next 26 years. As time passes events in their personal lives impact their special once-a-year romance in this heartwarming comedy.

  • M.A.S.H. - Season 9 M.A.S.H. - Season 9 | DVD | (09/01/2006) from £10.79  |  Saving you £19.20 (64.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Join Hawkeye and the MASH team for a ninth award-winning season of classic episodes from everyone's favourite (and funniest) mobile hospital! Episodes comprise: 1. The Best Of Enemies 2. Letters 3. Cementing Relationships 4. Father's Day 5. Death Takes A Holiday 6. A War For All Seasons 7. Your Retention Please 8. Tell It To The Marines 9. Taking The Fifth 10. Operation Friendship 11. No Sweat 12. Depressing News 13. No Laughing Matter 14. Oh How We Danced 15. Bottoms Up 16.

  • What Women Want [Blu-ray] [2000] What Women Want | Blu Ray | (15/12/2008) from £7.19  |  Saving you £3.80 (34.60%)  |  RRP £10.99

    Meet Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson). A successful advertising Exec Nick has the world and its women at his fingertips. Or so he thinks. The world of advertising is fast becoming a woman's world and slick-talking chauvinistic womanising Nick is out of touch. Enter Darcy McGuire (Helen Hunt). Darcy is hired by the ad agency as Nick's superior - to bring a woman's perspective to the waning firm in a bid to win new clients from the untapped women's market. But Nick's problems are just beginning. To his dismay a freak accident allows Nick to hear the thoughts of all the women around him. After consulting a psychiatrist (Bette Midler) he decides to use his new-found ability to his advantage both professionally and personally. But Darcy McGuire is no pushover and romance inevitably gets in the way.

  • What Women Want [2001] What Women Want | DVD | (06/08/2001) from £3.12  |  Saving you £9.60 (68.60%)  |  RRP £13.99

    Meet Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson). A successful advertising executive Nick has the world and its women at his fingertips. Or so he thinks. The world of advertising is fast becoming a woman's world and slick-talking chauvinistic womanising Nick is out of touch. Enter Darcy McGuire (Helen Hunt). Darcy is hired by the agency as Nick's superior to bring a woman's perspective to the agency in a bid to win new clients from the untapped female market. But Nick's problems are just b

  • M.A.S.H. - Season 11 M.A.S.H. - Season 11 | DVD | (29/05/2006) from £10.98  |  Saving you £19.01 (63.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    All the episodes from the outstanding eleventh and final season of M*A*S*H! Episodes comprise: 1. Hey Look Me Over 2. Trick Or Treatment 3. Foreign Affairs 4. The Joker Is Wild 5. Who Knew? 6. Bombshells 7. Settling Debts 8. The Moon Is Not Blue 9. Run For The Money 10. U.N. The Night And The Music 11. Strange Bedfellows 12. Say No More 13. Friends And Enemies 14. Give And Take 15. As Time Goes By 16.Goodbye Farewell And Amen

  • M.A.S.H. - Season 10 M.A.S.H. - Season 10 | DVD | (17/04/2006) from £10.79  |  Saving you £19.20 (64.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The penultimate season of classic comedy from the members of everyone's favourite surgical army hospital! Episodes Comprise: 1. That's Showbiz 2. Identity Crisis 3. Rumour At The Top 4. Give 'Em Hell Hawkeye 5. Wheelers And Dealers 6. Communication Breakdown 7. Snap Judgment (Part 1 of 2) 8. Snappier Judgment (Part 2 of 2) 9. 'Twas The Day After Christmas 10. Follies Of The Living - Concerns Of The Dead 11. The Birthday Girls 12. Blood And Guts 13. A Holy Mess 14. The Tooth

  • M.A.S.H. - Season 8 M.A.S.H. - Season 8 | DVD | (15/08/2005) from £9.09  |  Saving you £20.90 (69.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    All the episodes from the eighth season of the award winning comedy series. Episodes comprise: 1. Too Many Cooks 2. Are You Now Margaret? 3. Guerilla My Dreams 4. Good-Bye Radar (Part 1) 5. Good-Bye Radar (Part 2) 6. Period Of Adjustment 7. Nurse Doctor 8. Private Finance 9. Mr. And Mrs. Who? 10. The Yalu Brick Road 11. Life Time 12. Dear Uncle Abdul 13. Captain's Outrageous 14. Stars And Stripes 15. Yessir That's Our Baby 16. Bottle Fatigue 17. Heal Thyself

  • M.A.S.H. - Season 3 [1974] M.A.S.H. - Season 3 | DVD | (15/03/2004) from £10.79  |  Saving you £19.20 (64.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    In honouring M*A*S*H's third series with the prestigious Peabody Award, the judges praised it "for the depth of its humour and the manner in which comedy is used to lift the spirit and, as well, to offer a profound statement on the nature of war." Contained on three discs, the third series comprises several benchmark episodes illustrative of what the Peabody judges called "television of high purpose." In "Rainbow Bridge" Hawkeye (Alan Alda), Trapper (Wayne Rogers), Radar (Gary Burghoff), Klinger (Jamie Farr), and an opportunistic Frank Burns (Larry Linville) participate in a swap with the North Koreans of wounded POWs. In "The Consultant", Robert Alda (Alan's dad) guest stars as a visiting doctor who cracks under the pressure of operating so close to the front. And the shocking season finale, "Abyssinia, Henry", took a page from Mister Roberts and killed off commanding officer Henry Blake (McLean Stevenson), who was en route home. M*A*S*H's sense of humour did not go AWOL. The season opener, "The General Flipped at Dawn", earned guest star Harry Morgan an Emmy nomination for his performance as a certifiable general and paved the way for Morgan to join the cast in season four. "Adam's Ribs" is a classic episode in which Hawkeye orders out to Chicago for a very special delivery of spare ribs. In "Iron Guts Kelly", the war's "greatest fighting general" gets a little too gung-ho and perishes in Margaret's (Loretta Swit) tent. To paraphrase the title of one episode, this was a full, rich season that offered each member of one of television's finest ensembles the opportunity to shine. But Alda, who earned a Golden Globe award that year, fully emerges as the series' star. --Donald Liebenson

  • Nothing But The Truth [Blu-ray] Nothing But The Truth | Blu Ray | (20/05/2013) from £3.68  |  Saving you £11.50 (71.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    In Washington DC, a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.

  • M.A.S.H. - Season 4 M.A.S.H. - Season 4 | DVD | (14/06/2004) from £9.09  |  Saving you £20.90 (69.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The complete fourth season of Korean wartime comedy with the MASH regulars who welcome Colonel Sherman T. Potter and Captain B.J. Hunnicutt to the 4077! Episodes comprise: 1. Welcome To Korea 2. Change Of Command 3. It Happened One Night 4. The Late Captain Pierce 5. Hey Doc 6. The Bus 7. Dear Mildred 8. The Kids 9. Quo Vadis Captain Chandler 10. Dear Peggy 11. Of Moose And Men 12. Soldier Of The Month 13. The Gun 14. Mail Call Again 15. The Price Of Tomato Juice 16. Dear Ma 17. Der

  • M.A.S.H. - Season 7 M.A.S.H. - Season 7 | DVD | (31/05/2005) from £10.79  |  Saving you £19.20 (64.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The war in Korea wages on with no end in sight, but the medical corps at the 4077th valiantly battle on against soulless military bureaucracy, tedium, and insanity. The seventh season of one of television's most decorated series continued to break new ground, with episodes such as "Point of View," which unfolds under the subjective eye of a wounded soldier. And just when you think you have these characters pegged, the writers provocatively challenged them. One of the most powerful episodes of the season, and the series, is "Preventive Medicine," in which Hawkeye (Alan Alda) takes drastic measures to stop a gung-ho colonel from further endangering his men. "Inga," another series benchmark, written and directed by Alda, finds Hawkeye threatened by an accomplished woman doctor (Mariette Hartley). Unlike Larry Linville's one-note Major Burns, David Ogden Stiers found new notes to play as Charles Emerson Winchester III. His character remains, as Hawkeye observes, "pompous, arrogant, conceited, and a total bore." But he's also "all right" in three of his finest half-hours: "Major Ego," in which he lets a magazine profile go to his swelled head; "Rally Round the Flagg, Boys," in which he outwits camp nemesis Colonel Flagg; and "Ain't Love Grand," in which he falls for a Korean girl he meets at Rosie's Bar (the setting for another essential episode, "A Night at Rosie's," in which the company seeks refuge from the war). The seven-year itch got to Gary Burghoff, who would depart the series in season 8. Episodes such as "Hot Lips Is Back in Town," in which Radar sweetly woos a new nurse, demonstrate why he would be keenly missed. The two-part "Our Finest Hour" is anything but. It is a rehash of the season 4 classic, "The Interview," that serves as a clip episode. This is a rare misstep in another satisfying season that did this series proud. --Donald Liebenson, Amazon.com

  • M.A.S.H. - Season 2 [1973] M.A.S.H. - Season 2 | DVD | (13/10/2003) from £5.49  |  Saving you £24.50 (81.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Includes all 24 second season episodes of the series including favorites 'The Incubator' 'Five O'Clock Charlie' and 'Carry On Hawkeye'... Episode titles: 1. Divided We Stand 2. 5 O'Clock Charlie 3. Radar's Report 4. For the Good of the Outfit 5. Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde 6. Kim 7. L.I.P. 8. The Trial of Henry Blake 9. Dear Dad... Three 10. The Sniper 11. Carry On Hawkeye 12. The Incubator 13. Deal Me Out 14. Hot Lips and Empty Arms 15. Officers Only Henry in Love 16. For Want of a

  • Canadian Bacon [1995] Canadian Bacon | DVD | (02/02/2004) from £6.79  |  Saving you £9.20 (57.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The American President is behind in the polls and is looking to increase his popularity. His advisors launch an 'anti-Canadian' campaign which inadvertantly results in bumbling U.S. sheriff Boomer (John Candy) and his hair-trigger deputy Honey (Rhea Perlman) leading their troopers to invade Canada!

  • The Object Of My Affection [1998] The Object Of My Affection | DVD | (18/10/2004) from £2.67  |  Saving you £10.32 (79.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    A romantic comedy-drama that pushes the very tender line between love sex and friendship! Nina a social worker shares a cozy flat with her dear friend George who happens to be gay. When Nina becomes pregnant by her overbearing boyfriend she begs George to step into the breach - but is he ready to be a surrogate dad?

  • Mad City [1998] Mad City | DVD | (22/04/2002) from £9.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £13.99

    Mad City is an earnest effort at media criticism that's never convincing enough to stir a viewer's outrage in the way filmmaker Costa-Gavras (Music Box) might have intended. John Travolta plays a barely educated museum guard who is laid off from his job and ends up holding his former boss (Blythe Danner) and a bunch of schoolchildren hostage. Dustin Hoffman is a former television-network journalist making a grab at the limelight again by pushing and controlling press coverage of the story. What follows is by the numbers and not nearly as enlightening or enthralling as other films (such as Dog Day Afternoon or Billy Wilder's Ace in the Hole) about simple events manipulated into a media circus. Despite Travolta's tragic performance and Hoffman's impassioned one, the film breaks up over efforts to blame electronic voyeurism for social chaos. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • M.A.S.H. - Season 5 M.A.S.H. - Season 5 | DVD | (17/01/2005) from £7.69  |  Saving you £20.90 (69.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The full fifth season of M*A*S*H! Episodes comprise: 1. Bug Out 2. Margaret's Engagement 3. Out Of Sight Out Of Mind 4. Lt. Radar O'Reilly 5. The Nurses 6. The Abduction Of Margaret Houlihan 7. Dear Sigmund 8. Mulcahy's War 9. The Korean Surgeon 10. Hawkeye Get Your Gun 11. The Colonel's Horse 12. Exorcism 13. Hawk's Nightmare 14. The Most Unforgettable Characters 15. 38 Across 16. Ping Pong 17. End Run 18. Hanky Panky 19. Hepatitis 20. The General's Practit

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