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Greta Chi: List of Movies, Films and TV Shows

  • Miss Austen Regrets [2008] Miss Austen Regrets | DVD | (28/04/2008) from £4.79  |  Saving you £10.20 (68.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Based on Jane Austen's actual letters and diaries this drama unravels the secrets of this elusive woman. Jane is nearing her forties and has never married. To her niece Fanny Knight - a young pretty girl desperate to fall in love - Jane is a favourite aunt who offers the wisdom and knowledge that will help her in her own search for a happy marriage. But surely the woman so capable of writing love on the page must have experienced love herself? Jane surrenders little to her niece but secrets there are and Jane is forced to examine afresh the reasons why she has remained single.

  • Tom's Midnight Garden [DVD] Tom's Midnight Garden | DVD | (07/11/2011) from £6.25  |  Saving you £6.74 (51.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Tom's Midnight Garden is the magical tale of a young boy who is transported to a mysterious world of times past. 14-year-old Tom is sent to stay with his Aunt and Uncle for the summer to avoid catching measles from his brother. One night on hearing the grandfather clock strike 13 he sets off to explore and discovers the house has been transformed. He investigates further and opens the door to a magical sunlit garden of a bygone age where he meets Hatty a young orphan girl and begins an incredible adventure. Based on Philippa Pearce's timeless fantasy Tom's Midnight Garden stars Greta Scacchi James Wilby and David Bradley who later starred as Argus Filch in the Harry Potter series.

  • White Mischief [DVD] (1987) White Mischief (1987) | DVD | (26/09/2011) from £3.00  |  Saving you £6.99 (70.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    BRAND NEW FROM COLUMBIA CLASSICS UK (not available in shops) WHITE MISCHIEF DVD IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP

  • Presumed Innocent [1990] Presumed Innocent | DVD | (26/07/1999) from £2.99  |  Saving you £7.50 (53.60%)  |  RRP £13.99

    Rich with ambiguity, this smooth adaptation of Scott Turow's bestselling mystery novel stars Harrison Ford as Rusty Sabich, the prosecuting attorney assigned to a case involving the murder of a beautiful, seductive lawyer (Greta Scacchi) with whom he'd been having a secret affair. After the investigation gets off to a slow start, damning evidence points to Rusty as the prime suspect. His career is destroyed when his superior and secondary suspect Raymond Horgan (Brian Dennehy) sets him up for the fall. Bonnie Bedelia plays Rusty's wife Barbara, who is not above suspicion herself. While Ford's performance rides a fine line between presumed innocence and possible guilt, director Alan J Pakula (All the President's Men) maintains a consistent tone of uncertainty that keeps the viewer guessing. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • The Odyssey [1997] The Odyssey | DVD | (04/10/2004) from £4.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The ancient world's most spectacular epic unfolds in this star studded special-effects filled adventure of breathtaking beauty and power in this adaptation of Homer's Odyssey....

  • The Player [1991] The Player | DVD | (30/04/2001) from £11.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Robert Altman's a biting satire on the Hollywood industry, The Player, has always been acknowledged by insiders as too close to the truth for comfort. Opening with a self-referential nine-minute tracking shot around the studio lot where producer Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) works, the story's intrigue begins with the first of several postcard death threats from a writer he's angered. After accidentally killing the wrong man, Mill moves from one star-studded lunch table to another. All the while he's hounded by the real writer and an obsession with "Ice Queen" artist June Gudmundsdotter (Greta Scacchi) who'd been the deceased's girlfriend. Altman's tradition of improvised dialogue makes each of the dozens of cameos a fascinating treat for movie fans. Blink and you'll miss Angelica Houston, John Cusack, Rod Steiger, or Bruce Willis and Julia Roberts who appear in the hilarious movie-within-a-movie finale. There's an endless list of terrific support from the likes of dry-witted Fred Ward, fly-swatting Lyle Lovett, or tampon-twirling Whoopi Goldberg. Aside from the star-spotting and a script that crackles with sharp dialogue, this also warrants acknowledgement for being the movie to set off an explosion of independent film in the Nineties. On the DVD: there's a commentary track (which leaves the film's soundtrack playing a little too loud) from director Altman who talks at length about the poor state of today's industry, and writer Michael Tolkin who contributes about ten minutes of veiled displeasure about the treatment of a writer's work. There are five grainy deleted scenes featuring lost cameos from Tim Curry, Jeff Daniels, and Patrick Swayze. Then in a 16-minute featurette a lot of the deleted footage is repeated around an interview with Altman. A trailer rounds out the package. --Paul Tonks

  • The Odyssey [2007] The Odyssey | DVD | (30/05/2007) from £4.79  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £2.99

    The Odyssey

  • The White King [DVD] The White King | DVD | (30/01/2017) from £3.48  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Based on the critically acclaimed, award-winning novel by György Dragomán, The White King, set in a fictitious dictatorship, can be described as 1984 meets Empire of the Sun with its startling and all- too-timely exploration of what the world would, and could, look like. Djata is a 12-year-old boy coming to grips with his father's imprisonment by the totalitarian state he calls home. Preyed upon by the secret police and venal dignitaries, Djata and his mother are forced to navigate a world of propaganda, abuse and vicious gangs, making them risk everything to reunite their family. The White King stars Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones), Agyness Deyn (Sunset Song), Greta Scacchi (War & Peace), �lafur Darri �lafsson (The BFG), Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter) and, in an vocal cameo, Olivia Williams (Maps to the Stars).

  • The Red Violin [1998] The Red Violin | DVD | (12/05/2008) from £3.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A skilled craftsman makes a violin for his unborn child. When tragedy strikes and his wife and child are killed he decides to finish the violin. The story follows the instrument as it travels across the centuries and changes hands many times.

  • Daniel Deronda [2011] [DVD] [2002] Daniel Deronda | DVD | (02/05/2011) from £6.25  |  Saving you £13.74 (68.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    From the Oscar-winning director of The King’s Speech comes this sumptuous, BAFTA award-winning BBC adaption of George Eliot’s masterpiece, charting an intense love story set in Victoria high society. The noble Daniel Deronda becomes entranced by frivolous beauty Gwendolen Harleth and though she shares his feelings fate conspires to keep them apart. Gwendolen, facing financial ruin, is forced into an oppressive marriage with the sinister but wealthy aristocrat Henleigh Grandcourt and Daniel finds a new life through his friendship with Jewish singer Mirah Lapidoth. As their lives are once more shaped by fate and self-discovery this classic, mesmerizing tale reaches its dramatic conclusion. Adapted by renowned writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch, Tipping the Velvet) this highly-acclaimed costume drama boasts a glittering cast including Hugh Dancy, Romola Garai, Hugh Bonneville, Jodhi May, Greta Scacchi, Edward Fox, Celia Imrie and Barbara Hershey.

  • The Player [1992] The Player | DVD | (04/02/2008) from £3.99  |  Saving you £6.00 (60.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

  • Heat And Dust [1982] Heat And Dust | DVD | (17/03/2008) from £4.79  |  Saving you £11.20 (70.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The passion violence mystery and beauty of India are rapturously evoked in Merchant Ivory Productions' acclaimed 'Heat And Dust' based on the novel by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala the Oscar winning screenwriter and novelist. Blending east with west and moving effortlessly between the vibrant world of modern-day India and the magnificent splendours of the Raj 'Heat And Dust' intertwines the contemporary story of Anne a young woman drawn to India by her desire to unravel the scandal surrounding her great-aunt Olivia's seduction in the 1920's by a glamorous Indian Prince. For Anne it proves as much a journey of self-discovery as the opportunity to solve an enigma as she too becomes seduced by the romantic and luxurious enchantments of India.

  • Emma [1996] Emma | DVD | (05/02/2001) from £4.00  |  Saving you £10.50 (70.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Most people didn't mind Gwyneth Paltrow's English accent in this charming, 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen's novel (which also inspired Clueless). But even if it doesn't sound quite right to you, there are plenty of authentic and wonderful Brit thespians in this film by screenwriter-turned-director Douglas McGrath (co-author of Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway), including Juliet Stevenson (Truly Madly Deeply), Alan Cumming (Buddy), Phyllida Law (Much Ado About Nothing), Ewan McGregor (the Scots star of Trainspotting), and Sophie Thompson, outstanding and finally heartbreaking as the chattering Miss Bates. Paltrow plays Austen's benign busybody, Emma Woodhouse--so busy trying to arrange the lives of others that she is sidestepping her own. McGrath brings a kind of pretty and light touch to the production, his best move the wise delegation of creative authority to the actors themselves. --Tom Keogh

  • Broken Trail [DVD] Broken Trail | DVD | (07/03/2011) from £4.18  |  Saving you £5.81 (58.20%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Set in 1898 Print Ritter (Robert Duvall) and his estranged nephew Tom Harte (Thomas Haden Church) become the reluctant guardians of five abused and abandoned Chinese girls (introducing Caroline Chan Olivia Cheng Jadyn Wong Valerie Tian and Gwendoline Yeo). Ritter and Harte's attempts to care for the girls are complicated by their responsibility to deliver a herd of horses while avoiding a group of bitter rivals intent on kidnapping the girls for their own purposes.

  • Heat and Dust (the Merchant Ivory Collection) Heat and Dust (the Merchant Ivory Collection) | DVD | (06/09/2004) from £29.95  |  Saving you £-19.96 (-199.80%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The passion violence mystery and beauty of India are rapturously evoked in Merchant Ivory Productions' acclaimed 'Heat And Dust' based on the novel by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala the Oscar winning screenwriter and novelist. Blending east with west and moving effortlessly between the vibrant world of modern-day India and the magnificent splendours of the Raj 'Heat And Dust' intertwines the contemporary story of Anne a young woman drawn to India by her desire to unravel the scandal surrounding her great-aunt Olivia's seduction in the 1920's by a glamorous Indian Prince. For Anne it proves as much a journey of self-discovery as the opportunity to solve an enigma as she too becomes seduced by the romantic and luxurious enchantments of India.

  • Looking For Alibrandi [2000] Looking For Alibrandi | DVD | (29/04/2002) from £2.85  |  Saving you £-2.99 (-74.90%)  |  RRP £3.99

    Set against the backdrop of Sydney's Italian-Australian community this emotionally charged drama follows a feisty heroine's struggle to balance the pressures of school family and friends while at the same time coming to understand herself...

  • The Ebony Tower [DVD] The Ebony Tower | DVD | (19/09/2011) from £4.55  |  Saving you £8.44 (65.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Featuring a formidable central performance by Laurence Oliver one of Britain s most revered actors this BAFTA-nominated television play was adapted by John Mortimer (Rumpole of the Bailey) from the novel by John Fowles; a distinguished supporting cast includes Greta Scacchi and Roger Rees. Henry Breasley (Olivier) is an elderly painter whose secluded retirement is invaded by David Williams (Rees) a brash young artist commissioned to produce a biographical study of the great man. Breasley shares his home in the South of France with two young English girls both former art students Diana and Anne. In this strange mnage David is left in no doubt about his host's views on modern abstract art. However he is puzzled by the old man's relationship with the girls especially when he also finds himself strongly attracted to Diana...

  • Raquel Welch Collection Raquel Welch Collection | DVD | (04/09/2006) from £12.14  |  Saving you £-2.85 (-30.70%)  |  RRP £9.29

    Fathom: From exploding earrings to dances with bulls to leaps from a plane at 10 000 feet there isn't much Fathom can't handle in this wildly entertaining espionage spoof! Voluptuous dental hygienist-turned-skydiver Fathom Harvill (Raquel Welch) is recruited by a top-secret government agency to parachute into Spain in search of an elusive war defector (Tony Franciosa) and a missing H-bomb detonator he is believed to possess. But the super sexy spy may expose more than she bargained for as she unravels the truth behind her employer's motives - with hilarious results! (Dir. Leslie H. Martinson 1967) Fantastic Voyage: A Fantastic and spectacular voyage... Through the human body... Into the brain. Shrunk to microscopic size an elite scientific and medical team enters the bloodstream of an ailing scientist in a desperate effort to save his life. Battling the body's incredible defenses the crew must complete their mission before time runs out. The film was to win Oscars for Best Visual Effects (by Art Cruikschank) and Art Direction. The legacy of the film was to continue as 'Fantastic Voyage' later received an animated spin-off show. (Dir. Richard Fleischer 1966) Bandolero: It's a Wild West clash of personalities in Val Verde Texas for the warring Bishop brothers (Dean Martin and James Stewart) who must now join forces to escape a death sentence. Featuring an all-star cast including Raquel Welch and George Kennedy and exploding with action Bandolero! packs a smoking six-gun wallop from its first tense show-down to its last exciting shootout. (Dir. Andrew V. McLaglen 1968) Lady In Cement: The suave sleuth Tony Rome makes a shocking discovery while diving for treasure: a beautiful blonde woman anchored in a block of cement. When a local hood hires him to find his missing girlfriend his investigation begins with the mysterious ""Lady in Cement."" But everyone he talks to either is killed or trying to kill him... (Dir. Gordon Douglas 1968)

  • Defence Of The Realm [1985] Defence Of The Realm | DVD | (28/01/2008) from £6.89  |  Saving you £6.00 (46.20%)  |  RRP £12.99

    A reporter Mullen (Gabriel Byrne) stumbles on a story linking a prominent Member of Parliament to a KGB agent. Has there been a Government cover-up? Mullen teams up with Vernon Bayliss (Denholm Elliott) an old hack and Nina Beckam (Greta Scacchi) the MP's assistant to find out the truth.

  • Hindenberg [DVD] Hindenberg | DVD | (15/08/2011) from £5.49  |  Saving you £10.50 (65.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Frankfurt May 1937. The Hindenburg the world's largest airship is getting ready to fly to New York. A vehicle of staggering dimensions it is the pride of Nazi Germany. But it has one serious flaw: due to an American embargo preventing the sale of helium to Germany the Hindenburg is filled with highly combustible hydrogen gas instead...

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