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  • Rebecca Rebecca | DVD | (01/01/2008) from £4.08  |  Saving you £1.91 (31.90%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Whilst on holiday, young timid ladies companion (Joan Fontaine) meets handsome and wealthy widower Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) whose wife Rebecca has recently died in a boating accident.The two fall in love and marry. However, her joy is short lived when she returns to the de Winter estate and soon discovers that Rebecca still has a strange, unearthly hold over everyone there.

  • The Hitchcock Collection: 4 DVD Set (Rebecca/Notorious/Spellbound/The Paradine Case) [DVD] The Hitchcock Collection: 4 DVD Set (Rebecca/Notorious/Spellbound/The Paradine Case) | DVD | (31/03/2014) from £10.48  |  Saving you £2.51 (19.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Box set containing the four films director Alfred Hitchcock made with legendary Hollywood producer David O. Selznick. In <i>Rebecca</i>, Joan Fontaine stars as a young woman who, after a brief Monte Carlo courtship and a rushed marriage, returns with the handsome and mysterious Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) to his Cornish country estate, Manderlay. The new bride receives a hostile reaction from the housekeeper Mrs Danvers (Judith Anderson), and finds herself intimidated and overcome by ...

  • Affair To Remember, An / Kiss Them For Me / People Will Talk / Born To Be Bad Affair To Remember, An / Kiss Them For Me / People Will Talk / Born To Be Bad | DVD | (31/05/2005) from £9.98  |  Saving you £25.01 (71.50%)  |  RRP £34.99

    This box set features four classic Cary Grant films. An Affair To Remember: In this poignant and humorous love story nominated for four Academy Awards Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr meet on an ocean liner and fall deeply in love. Though each is engaged to someone else they agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building if they still feel the same way about each other. But a tragic accident prevents their rendezvous and the lovers' future takes an emotional and unce

  • Rebecca [1940] Rebecca | DVD | (04/10/2004) from £4.94  |  Saving you £-4.72 (-78.80%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderley again..." From the first classic line of this unforgettable film, Rebecca casts its spell. David O. Selznick brought Alfred Hitchcock to the United States in order to give this adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel the proper atmosphere. The resulting film is a stunning marriage of their sensibilities. It paid off critically and financially as well. Like Gone with the Wind, which Selznick released a year earlier, Rebecca won the Academy Award for Best Picture.Laurence Olivier stars as Maxim de Winter, who, reeling from the recent and unexpected death of his glamorous wife Rebecca, impulsively marries a young and adoring governess (Joan Fontaine). The new Mrs de Winter tries to fit into her role as mistress of the great house Manderley, but every step she takes is haunted by Rebecca's spirit. The ghost's brooding presence is personified by the insanely meticulous Mrs Danvers, brilliantly portrayed by Judith Anderson. As Fontaine's character begins to uncover the dark secrets of the de Winter clan, the house seems to take on a life of its own.Passionate love and romance blend seamlessly with typically Hitchcockian emphases on guilt, sexuality and Gothic horror. The production values are stunning and the cast is excellent, down to the least of the supporting players. While Rebecca has enough surprises to captivate even the most jaded of moviegoers, it is also one of those rare films that improves with each viewing. --Raphael Shargel

  • Jane Eyre [DVD] [1944] Jane Eyre | DVD | (14/03/2011) from £7.79  |  Saving you £7.20 (48.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    An all-star cast - including Orson Welles Joan Fontaine Agnes Moorehead and Elizabeth Taylor - breathes magnificent life into this captivating 1943 black and white film version of Charlotte Bront's gothic romance novel. Adapted for the screen by Aldous Huxley Robert Stevenson and John Houseman and directed by Stevenson this stirring film is the definitive version of the engrossing classic! After spending her childhood in an orphanage young Jane Eyre (Fontaine) becomes governess to the ward of an imposing older man named Edward Rochester (Welles). Ultimately Jane's gentle influence forces Rochester to drop his forbidding veneer and he proposes to her. But the discovery that Rochester is already married and further that his volatile wife is locked in the attic prompts Jane to leave as a series of tragic events unfold in this riveting classic that also features Margaret O'Brien.

  • Letter From An Unknown Woman Letter From An Unknown Woman | DVD | (18/09/2006) from £8.95  |  Saving you £8.19 (41.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In turn of the century Vienna a dashing man arrives at his flat instructing his manservant that he will leave before morning: the man is Stefan Brand (Louis Jourdan) formerly a concert pianist planning to leave Vienna to avoid a duel. His servant gives him a letter from an unknown woman. In the letter he experiences the lifelong passion of Lisa Berndle for him: first as a girl who was his neighbor; next as a young woman who in secret has his child; then as a mature woman who meets him again and abandons husband and son to be with him. Each time he does not remember who she is or that they have ever met. By morning he has finished the letter and her husband awaits satisfaction..... This haunting tale is perhaps cinema's greatest unrequited love story and is considered to be one of Ophuls' great masterpieces.

  • Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea [Blu-ray] [1961] Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea | Blu Ray | (04/11/2013) from £8.45  |  Saving you £4.54 (34.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Dive into Irwin Allen&#39;s breathtaking motion picture masterpiece - now even more spectacular in stunning Blu-ray high definition! Walter Pidgeon leads an exciting all-star cast including Joan Fontaine Barbara Eden and Peter Lorre in this timeless undersea adventure filled with dazzling visual effects and gripping suspense. During the maiden voyage of a nuclear submarine the crew is suddenly thrust into a race to save mankind from global catastrophe. But in order to succeed they must fend off enemy sub attacks a simmering on-board mutiny and an incredible array of wondrous - and dangerous - ocean creatures!

  • The Witches (Blu-ray + DVD) The Witches (Blu-ray + DVD) | Blu Ray | (21/10/2013) from £6.78  |  Saving you £16.21 (70.50%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Originally released in 1966 The Witches is an unforgettably chilling pastoral horror from the legendary Hammer Films studio. Adapted for the screen by Nigel Kneale (The Quatermass Xperiment) it also stars Joan Fontaine (Rebecca Suspicion) in her last major film role. Gwen Mayfield an English schoolteacher working in an African missionary suddenly finds herself being victimized by a tribe of local witch doctors. Exposed to the deadly powers of the occult she&#39;s left deeply traumatized. In an effort to recover Gwen takes up a position in a rural school within the British countryside. But the idyllic village surroundings become increasingly sinister as Gwen begins to uncover a nightmarish web of dark and satanic secrets. Special Features: Brand new documentary: Hammer Glamour Commentary

  • A Damsel in Distress [DVD] A Damsel in Distress | DVD | (18/07/2011) from £10.85  |  Saving you £2.14 (16.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Nice work if you can get it! Fred Astaire glides through this effervescent comedy of confused courtship written by master humorist PG Wodehouse. Fred stars as Jerry Halliday an American in England who's lured to Tottleigh castle by a love letter from lovely Lady Alyce Marshmorton (Joan Fontaine). But it wasn't actually Lady Alyce who wrote the letter and - what's more - she's set her heart on someone else! Determined to win her hand Jerry goes a-wooing - if only his helpful staff didn't keep making his life so difficult. Featuring some of George Gershwin's finest songs (I Can't Be Bothered Now Things are Looking Up) A Damsel In Distress is one of Fred Astaire's funniest and very best loved films.

  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) DVD Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) DVD | DVD | (18/07/2011) from £9.05  |  Saving you £5.94 (39.60%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Hoping to expose fatal flaws in the legal system a writer (Dana Andrews Laura) places a bet that he can have himself convicted of murder on purely circumstantial evidence by planting false clues at a crime scene before sensationally revealing his trick at the last minute. However a series of disastrous coincidences leaves him facing execution - and a frantic search for the true killer begins. Fritz Lang's ingenious thriller (his last Hollywood film and the companion-piece to While The City Sleeps) also stars Academy Award winner Joan Fontaine (Rebecca) and Arthur Franz (The Caine Mutiny).

  • Jane Eyre (Orson Welles) [DVD] Jane Eyre (Orson Welles) | DVD | (19/04/2010) from £13.95  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £12.99

    This 1943 version of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre was made just two years after Citizen Kane, and it certainly looks like star Orson Welles muscled his way behind the camera much of the time. (In fact, co-star Joan Fontaine--who plays the title character--has maintained that Welles methodically did just that every day on the set.) Not that the film's official director was a hack: Robert Stevenson gets the credit, a man who later had a busy career at Disney making numerous live-action hits such as Mary Poppins. But there's no mistaking Welles' masterful hand in this film's bold and creative look, and there's no getting away from his enigmatic charisma as Rochester, the widower who takes in Jane as a governess to his daughter. An engrossing, gorgeous film, there's even a small role for Elizabeth Taylor at the beginning as Jane's unlucky, doomed friend at a cruel boarding school. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • Suspicion [1941] Suspicion | DVD | (04/06/2007) from £7.99  |  Saving you £2.00 (20.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    In 'Suspicion' wealthy sheltered Joan Fontaine is swept off her feet by charming ne'er-do-well Cary Grant. Though warned that Grant is little more than a fortune-hunter Fontaine marries him anyway. She remains loyal to her irresponsible husband as he plows his way from one disreputable business scheme to another. Gradually Fontaine comes to the conclusion that Grant intends to do away with her in order to collect her inheritance...a suspicion confirmed when Grant's likeable business partner Nigel Bruce dies under mysterious circumstances. Suspicion's stylish chills put Hitchcock on the top of the Hollywood heap...and keeps audiences on the edges of their seats to this day. So hang on for an-all suspense that's all-out Hitchcock!

  • Suspicion Suspicion | DVD | (21/04/2003) from £53.30  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Repeated viewings can't dispel the shock of the final scene of Suspicion, Hitchcock's classic 1941 romantic mystery--a brief but disorientating confrontation that suddenly inverts the heroine's mounting conviction that she's married a murderer, forcing us to reconsider virtually every scene and line of dialogue that's preceded it. It's a masterful coup de gr&acirc;ce for the director, who has built a puzzle around the corrosive power of suspicion, threaded with deft ambiguities that toy with dramatic conventions and character archetypes in nearly every frame. As embodied by Joan Fontaine, who nabbed an Oscar in this second outing with the director, Lina McLaidlaw is a buttoned-up, bookish heiress whose prim exterior conceals longings for a more engaged emotional life. Her solution materialises in the darkly handsome Johnnie Aysgarth, a gambler, womaniser and spendthrift who flirts, then pursues, and soon marries her. As Aysgarth, Cary Grant is both irresistible and sinister, capable of deceit and petty theft, as well as grander designs on his bride's impending fortune. Lina's passion for Johnnie is clouded by each new revelation about his apparent dishonesty, from clandestine gambling to real-estate development schemes; more troubling are clues implicating him in the death of his best friend, and the prospect that Johnnie may be slowly poisoning Lina herself. By the time we see him ascending a darkened staircase with a suspicious glass of milk, an image made all the more indelible through the spectral glow the director captures in the glass, the evidence seems damning indeed. In fact, even as Hitchcock stacks the deck against Johnnie, and takes full advantage of Grant's skill at conveying such menace, the director also dots his landscape with visual clues to Lina's own neurotic (and erotic) obsessions. The final scene forces us to re-evaluate her behaviour while leaving enough of a cloud over Johnnie to rob him, and us, of a complete exoneration. It's a wicked, unsettling payoff to a brilliantly executed thriller. --Sam Sutherland

  • Born to Be Bad [DVD] [1950] Born to Be Bad | DVD | (09/05/2011) from £9.48  |  Saving you £3.51 (27.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    When Christabel (Joan Fontaine) comes to live with her cousin Donna Foster (Joan Leslie) she fools everyone with her sugary exterior. But soon the calculating, rapacious Christabel begins to sow seeds of discontent between Donna and her wealthy fianc Curtis (Zachary Scott) by convincing Curtis that his fianc is a gold-digger. When their engagement is broken and Donna leaves for London, Christabel tricks Curtis into marrying her. But it is only his money that Christabel is passionate about because she is in love with Nick (Robert Ryan), a rugged writer who loves her in return, but hates her for what she had done and who she is.

  • Leading Ladies - Vol. 1 Leading Ladies - Vol. 1 | DVD | (06/02/2006) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £9.99

    A box set of films featuring some of Hollywood's leading ladies. Films Comprise: 1. Father's Little Dividend (Dir. Vincente Minnelli 1951) 2. Nothing Sacred (Dir. William A. Wellman 1937) 3. Ghosts On The Loose (Dir. William Beaudine 1943) 4. Of Human Bondage (Dir. John Cromwell 1934) 5. Behave Yourself (Dir. George Beck 1951) 6. Home Town Story (Dir. Arthur Pierson 1951) 7. Hell's House (Dir. Howard Higgin 1932) 8. The Bigamist (Dir. Ida Lupino 1953) 9. High Voltage

  • Bing Crosby Collection - The Emperor Waltz / A Conneticut Yankee Bing Crosby Collection - The Emperor Waltz / A Conneticut Yankee | DVD | (08/05/2006) from £10.89  |  Saving you £5.10 (31.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The Emperor Waltz (Dir. Billy Wilder 1948): A rare musical comedy for Wilder it stars Bing Crosby as Virgil H. Smith a phonograph salesman plying his wares in turn-of-the-20th-century Vienna. Believing that if he's able to sell a phonograph to Emperor Franz Joseph I the rest of Austria will soon follow his example Virgil attempts to gain access to the man. After he's refused admission to the palace by guards who believe the phonograph to be a bomb he meets Countess Johan

  • Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea [DVD] [1961] Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea | DVD | (05/11/2012) from £4.75  |  Saving you £3.20 (32.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea gets a dose of On the Beach in Irwin Allen's visually impressive but scientifically silly Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. While the Seaview, the world's most advanced experimental submarine, maneuvers under the North Pole, the Van Allen radiation belt catches fire, giving the concept "global warming" an entirely new dimension. As the Earth broils in temperatures approaching 170 degrees F, Walter Pidgeon's maniacally driven Admiral Nelson hijacks the Seaview and plays tag with the world's combined naval forces on a race to the South Pacific, where he plans to extinguish the interstellar fire with a well-placed nuclear missile. But first he has to fight a mutinous crew, an alarmingly effective saboteur, not one but two giant squid attacks, and a host of design flaws that nearly cripple the mission (note to Nelson: think backup generators). Barbara Eden shimmies to Frankie Avalon's trumpet solos in the most formfitting naval uniform you've ever seen, fish-loving Peter Lorre plays in the shark tank, gloomy religious fanatic Michael Ansara preaches Armageddon, and Joan Fontaine looks very uncomfortable playing an armchair psychoanalyst. It's all pretty absurd, but Allen pumps it up with larger-than-life spectacle and lovely miniature work. --Sean Axmaker

  • The Witches [1966] The Witches | DVD | (15/01/2007) from £6.66  |  Saving you £5.00 (38.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Saving the world from witches is a tall order for a boy they've turned into a mouse! Luke a young boy recently orphaned is brought to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid the world of all children! Delightfully subversive family fantasy-comedy (expect nothing less from director Nicolas Roeg) based on the classic children's book by Roald Dahl.

  • The Affairs of Susan [DVD] The Affairs of Susan | DVD | (21/03/2016) from £6.15  |  Saving you £6.84 (52.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Oscar-winning screen idol Joan Fontaine (Suspicion, Rebecca) stars as Susan Darrell, a stunning but naïve actress from New York who is about to get married. Though she only met her fiancé Richard (Walter Abel) a few weeks previously, the lovebirds are set on tying the knot and throw a party to celebrate. Mingling amongst their guests, Richard finds three former because of Susan's and starts probing them on how they met. All the men clearly still carry a torch for Susan, but each of them knows a very different woman not so naïve after all. Broadway big-shot Roger (George Brent), Millionaire Mike (Don DeFore) and novelist Bill (Dennis O'Keefe) each give Richard a conflicting portrait of his fiancée. With their wedding rapidly approaching, Richard is left wondering exactly what kind of woman he will be facing at the altar William A. Seiter (Laurel and Hardy Sons of the Desert) directs an all-star cast in this sharp, witty comedy-drama as chaotic and enchanting as Susan herself. Also stars Byron Barr.

  • Alfred Hitchcock Box Set (Rebecca/Notorious/Spellbound/The Paradine Case) Exclusive to amazon.co.uk [1940] Alfred Hitchcock Box Set (Rebecca/Notorious/Spellbound/The Paradine Case) Exclusive to amazon.co.uk | DVD | (14/11/2005) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Paradine Case:After being accused of poisoning her blind older husband the lovely Mrs. Paradine hires lawyer Anthony Keane (Gregory Peck) to represent her. Though Keane himself is married to a striking and devoted woman he finds himself strangely drawn to his glamorous defendant. However his deepening feelings convince him that she is innocent even though the evidence and his usual sense of logic and reason suggest otherwise... Spellbound:'Spellbound' was nominated for six Academy Awards and won the Oscar for its original score. Based of Francis Bleeding's novel 'The House of Doctor Edwards' it is one of Hitchcock's finest films full of classic plot twists and featuring a riveting dream sequence by Salvador Dali. Having retired from his position as head of the Green Manors Mental Asylum Dr. Murchison assigns famous psychiatrist Dr. Edwards (Gregory Peck) as his replacement. Dr. Edwards becomes attracted to the beautiful but cold Dr. Constance Petersen (Ingrid Bergman) who soon realises that he is in fact a paranoid amnesiac impostor. She sets out to cure him whilst solving the mystery of what happened to the real Dr. Edwards... Rebecca:This brilliant adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's classic novel stars Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. It was Hitchcock's first Hollywood film and won an Oscar for Best Picture. A timid young girl marries the handsome but troubled Cornish Landowner Maxim de Winter but very soon realises that her life is dominated by the image and memories of her husband's first wife Rebecca. The housekeeper still devoted to Rebecca makes the second Mrs. de Winter's life a misery. Soon after Rebecca's death is revealed as suicide events take another dramatic turn finally casting aside the spectre of Rebecca. Notorious:Regarded as one of Hitchcock's best thrillers this classic is also memorable for the teaming of Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman one of Hollywood's all-time great love matches. A Nazi agent is convicted of treason following the Second World War. American Intelligence agents realise that his innocent daughter would be ideal in helping to trap another Nazi mastermind now in Brazil. In Rio she cultivates the friendship of an old aquaintance of her father and marries him to help the U.S. government with their task. However she soon finds herself falling in love with her contact...

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