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  • The Jazz Singer [1981] The Jazz Singer | DVD | (02/10/2006) from £12.95  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £16.99

    Back in 1927, The Jazz Singer entered the history books as the first true, sound-on-film talking picture, with Al Jolson uttering the immortal words, "You ain't heard nothing yet!" But even then it was a creakingly sentimental old yarn. By the time this second remake showed up in 1980 (there was a previous one in 1953) it looked as ludicrously dated as a chaperone in a strip club. Our young hero, played by pop singer Neil Diamond in a doomed bid for movie stardom, is the latest in a long line of Jewish cantors, but secretly moonlights with a Harlem soul group. When his strictly Orthodox father (Laurence Olivier, complete with painfully hammy "oya-veh" accent) finds out, the expected ructions follow. Though the lad makes it big in showbiz, it all means nothing while he's cut off from family and roots. But in the end--well, you can guess, can't you? Diamond comes across as likeable enough in a bland way, but unencumbered by acting talent, and the music business has never looked so squeaky clean--nary a trace of drugs, and precious little sex or rock 'n' roll. As for anything sounding remotely like jazz, forget it. This is one story that should have been left to slumber in the archives. --Philip Kemp

  • Car Wash [Blu-ray] Car Wash | Blu Ray | (04/04/2016) from £8.56  |  Saving you £10.94 (54.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • Car Wash [DVD] Car Wash | DVD | (04/04/2016) from £9.05  |  Saving you £5.94 (39.60%)  |  RRP £14.99

  • Car Wash [1976] Car Wash | DVD | (05/06/2006) from £4.18  |  Saving you £1.81 (30.20%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Car Wash is an earthly irreverent but affectionate look at a typical day in Los Angeles car wash. An ensemble piece which interweaves the lives of employees customers and passers-by Car Wash stars a galaxy of gifted actors most of whom are relatively unknown to movie goers and spotlights an array of guest stars in vivid cameo roles inculding George Carlin ""Professor"" Irwin Corey The Pointer Sisters and Richard Pryor as Daddy Rich a flamboyant Reverend who preaches the

  • American Yakuza [1993] American Yakuza | DVD | (02/06/2003) from £14.27  |  Saving you £-8.28 (-138.20%)  |  RRP £5.99

    The Mafia has a new enemy - the ferocious Yakuza a criminal brotherhood whose deadly tentacles have spread from its native Japan in a ruthlessly violent bid to snatch control of the Mafia's American powerbase.Into this desperate killing field steps Nick Davis (Viggo Mortensen from Lord Of The Rings) an undercover FBI agent whose perilous mission is to become a rising gun of the Rising Sun winning the trust of his Yakuza masters so he can topple their brutal empire.Becoming the first 'outsider' to be accepted into the Yakuza's mysterious and exotic world Nick is gradually seduced by their devout sense of honour and loyalty. Torn between his duty and his new-found brotherhood Nick now faces the most difficult decision of his life...

  • The Wrong Guys [1988] The Wrong Guys | DVD | (17/01/2003) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £2.99

    Cub Scout Pack 18 organizes a 25 year reunion to relive their fond childhood memories. But when the five friends meet up for a camping trip they discover that what little they had once known about wilderness survival has dwindled into nothing over the years. To make matters worse an escaped killer takes refuge in the campground...

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