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  • Next Friday [2000] Next Friday | DVD | (25/09/2000) from £5.99  |  Saving you £13.34 (66.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Written by and starring Ice Cube, this sequel to his 1995 smash Friday is an engaging farce that plays on the ludicrous charm of the original. It's Next Friday and Craig Jones (Ice Cube) has to pay the consequences for despatching Debo, the neighbourhood bully, to jail at the close of the first film. Hearing a rumour that Debo is to break out of the pen, Craig's father decides it would be safer if he holed up at his cousin Day-Day's house in the 'burbs. But as Craig finds out, this is one suburb that is filled with as much drama as the ghetto. Craig's Uncle Elroy is a layabout lottery winner with a sexually voracious young wife who has designs on her nephew. Day-day (Mike Epps) is being stalked for child support by a pregnant former girlfriend and lives in fear of his boss Pinky, a former pimp who runs a record store. His neighbours, a trio of pumped-up Chicano gangsters, are out for his blood after Craig is caught flirting with their sister Karla, and to top everything, Elroy's house is due to be repossessed in 24 hours due to tax violation. The ensuing hilarity centres around Craig's attempts to raise the necessary funds by fair means or foul. Much to Ice Cube's credit, this silly and scabrous comedy is laugh-out-loud funny without lapsing into American Pie-style frat-boy humour. On the DVD: The main feature is presented in 16:9 anamorphic format in an immaculate print with the choice of either Dolby Digital 2.0 or 5.1 sound and optional English subtitles. Among the special features is an alternate ending which features several small dialogue changes and a re-appearance by Cube's love interest Karla that provides a more satisfying conclusion than the actual ending to the film, which has been left intentionally open for a possible sequel, Friday After Next. Music videos by Ice Cube ("You Can Do It") and Lil' Zane ("Money Stretch") seem to have been included as an incentive to buy the all-star rap soundtrack. Additional features include a theatrical trailer and cast and crew filmographies. The "making-of" featurette advertised on the sleeve does not app ear anywhere on the disc. --Chris Campion

  • Kids [1996] Kids | DVD | (29/01/2001) from £5.13  |  Saving you £9.24 (46.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Larry Clark's controversial Kids is a film about New York City adolescents walking the AIDS tightrope, but it's also an unblinking look at the dehumanising rituals of growing up. It really doesn't add up to more than the sum of its various shocks--virgin-busting, skinny-dipping, male callousness--overlayed with middle-class disapproval. Clark is hectoring us for cutting kids loose at a terrible time in modern American history, but so are a lot of other people who also offer alternatives and ideas. The film does nothing to push us toward new thoughts, new solutions, new dreams. It is more like a window onto our worst fantasies about what our children are doing out there on the streets. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • Next Friday [UMD Universal Media Disc] Next Friday | UMD | (17/04/2006) from £17.59  |  Saving you £0.40 (2.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • Blackmail Blackmail | DVD | (11/02/2002) from £4.49  |  Saving you £-2.50 (-125.60%)  |  RRP £1.99

    Two low-life con men lose big-time on a sure thing. Forced to come up with the cash by their loan shark this stylish dark thriller takes you on a roller coaster plot boasting illegal boxing gambling extortion drugs murder necrophilla love seduction and ritual execution by golf ball...

  • King Of The Jungle [2000] King Of The Jungle | DVD | (12/04/2005) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Seymour (John Leguizamo) is a good young man but he has the mind of a child thanks to some mental handicaps. His life revolves around the New York Knicks sneaking out for some smokes and above all else his mother Mona (Julie Carmen). She is a civil rights activist and a loving mother which makes Seymour's rather limited life that much better. Seymour has a special interest in the small pleasures of life but he is sent into a tailspin when a tragic turn of events lands him alone

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