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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 ...

  • The World At War [DVD] The World At War | DVD | (20/09/2010) from £22.09  |  Saving you £57.90 (72.40%)  |  RRP £79.99

    The World At War: The Ultimate Restored Edition (11 Discs)

  • Marathon Man [1976] Marathon Man | DVD | (04/03/2002) from £4.29  |  Saving you £8.70 (67.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    In New York City the brother of infamous Nazi war criminal Christian Szell (Laurence Olivier) is killed in a car accident. Shortly thereafter members of a covert US government group called 'The Division' who are investigating the incident begin to be murdered one by one. When Doc Levy (Roy Scheider) a 'Division' agent is the latest to be attacked his brother Babe (Dustin Hoffman) witnesses his death and unwittingly becomes the pawn in a deadly game in which former SS dentist

  • The Jazz Singer [1981] The Jazz Singer | DVD | (02/10/2006) from £9.79  |  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

  • Richard III Richard III | DVD | (06/02/2006) from £9.31  |  Saving you £5.24 (35.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    ""Why I can smile and murder while I smile And cry 'Content' to that which grieves my heart And wet my cheeks with artificial tears And frame my face to all occasions..."" Soon after Edward IV is crowned King his brother Richard a hunchback twisted in mind as well as body starts scheming for the throne of England. He woos and wins Lady Anne and then poisons Edward's mind against their brother Clarence later organising his death. But even after his coronation

  • The World At War [Blu-ray] The World At War | Blu Ray | (20/09/2010) from £40.99  |  Saving you £59.00 (59.00%)  |  RRP £99.99

    The World at War: The Ultimate Restored Edition (9 Discs)

  • The World at War: The Complete Series [DVD] [Blu-ray] The World at War: The Complete Series | Blu Ray | (31/10/2016) from £40.80  |  Saving you £49.19 (54.70%)  |  RRP £89.99

    A televisual milestone and the benchmark for all war documentaries that followed, The World at War presents the story of World War Two from its beginnings in Hitler's pre-war Germany to its horrific climax at Hiroshima. Made with the full co-operation of the Imperial War Museum and narrated by Laurence Olivier, this powerful twenty-six part series combines eyewitness testimony with rare archive footage to tell the unforgettable story of the greatest conflict the world has ever known. A brand-new High Definition restoration, this is The World at War as it is meant to be seen in its original full screen format with the maximum picture area from the original film materials now visible onscreen. SPECIAL FEATURES: All eight supplementary documentaries made by the World at War production team Making of documentaries Experiences of War: unseen and extended interviews Dolby 5.1 mix (as well as original Mono audio) Image Gallery

  • The Boys From Brazil [1978] The Boys From Brazil | DVD | (10/03/2003) from £4.69  |  Saving you £5.30 (53.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Robustly entertaining and bracingly sinister, The Boys from Brazil stars Gregory Peck as the infamous Dr Josef Mengele, the former Nazi chief who intends to resurrect the F&uuml;hrer and create a Fourth Reich through genetic experiments that commence with the assassination of some 94 fathers. Elderly Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman (Laurence Olivier, in an Oscar-nominated performance) is tipped to the plot, but his efforts to expose Peck (fiendishly cast against type) are thwarted by a set of menacing triplets played by Jeremy Black. Back in 1978, The Boys from Brazil (adapted from Ira Levin's novel) was an incalculably tense, straight-faced entertainment whose lack of irony allowed the viewer to indulge the film's outrageous premise without moral offence. But in view of the scientific advancements made since the release of the film, it's now a cautionary tale, and all the more compelling for being so. Jerry Goldsmith's richly conceived, Oscar-nominated score--replete with echoes of Mahler and Strauss--reinforces this impression.--Kevin Mulhall

  • Clash Of The Titans [1981] Clash Of The Titans | DVD | (21/11/2005) from £4.25  |  Saving you £8.00 (61.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Experience The Fantastic! You've visited lands where a Cyclops roams (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad) skeletons duel (Jason and the Argonauts) and cowboys lasso dinosaurs (The Valley of Gwangi). They are the worlds of Ray Harryhausen the stop motion effects master who creates another dazzling realm in Clash of the Titans. Olympian gods mythological monsters and heroic mortals populate this imaginative spectacle. Harry Haml

  • Spartacus Spartacus | DVD | (12/09/2005) from £4.19  |  Saving you £5.80 (58.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    They trained him to kill for their pleasure... But they trained him a little too well... Stanley Kubrick's film tells the tale of Spartacus the bold gladiator slave and Virinia the woman who believed in his cause. Challenged by the power-hungry General Crassus Spartacus is forced to face his convictions and the power of Imperial Rome at its glorious height. A classic inspirational true account of one man's struggle for freedom Spartacus combines history wi

  • Brideshead Revisited  - The Complete Collection (Digitally Remastered) [DVD] Brideshead Revisited - The Complete Collection (Digitally Remastered) | DVD | (12/09/2011) from £10.29  |  Saving you £12.70 (55.20%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Digitally Re-mastered for the very first time! Based on Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Jeremy Irons stars as Charles Ryder a disillusioned army captain who is moved to reflect on his languid days in the enchanted castle that was Brideshead home of the aristocratic Marchmain family whose acquaintance Charles made in the company of Oxford classmate the charming wild-child Sebastian. Anthony Andrews co-stars as the doomed Sebastian. Sebastian takes Charles under his wing but vows early on that he is not going to let Charles get mixed up with his family. But mixed up Charles gets! He becomes a friend and confidante not to mention a lover to Sebastian's sister Julia (Diana Quick). Meanwhile the self-destructive Sebastian's life spirals out of control. Brideshead Revisited boasts a distinguished ensemble cast including Laurence Olivier in his Emmy Award-winning role as the exiled Lord Merchmain Claire Bloom as Lady Merchmain and the magnificent John Gielgud as Charle's estranged father. Grand locations and a haunting musical score make this a memorable revisit of an irretrievable bygone era. Episodes comprise: 1. Et In Arcadia Ego 2. Home And Abroad 3. The Bleak Light Of Day 4. Sebastian Against The World 5. A Blow Upon A Bruise 6. Julia 7. The Unseen Hook 8. Brideshead Deserted 9. Orphans Of The Storm 10. A Twitch Upon A Thread 11. Brideshead Revisited

  • A Bridge Too Far [1977] A Bridge Too Far | DVD | (29/07/2005) from £5.24  |  Saving you £7.75 (59.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    This massive 1977 adaptation by director Richard Attenborough (Gandhi) of Cornelius Ryan's novel features an all-star cast in an epic rendering of a daring but ultimately disastrous raid behind enemy lines in Holland during the Second World War. A lengthy and exhaustive look at the mechanics of warfare and the price and futility of war, the film is almost too large for its aims but manages to be both picaresque and affecting, particularly in the performance of James Caan. The impressive cast includes Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Dirk Bogarde, Sean Connery, and Liv Ullmann among others. While not a classic war film, it nevertheless manages to be a consistently interesting and exciting adventure. --Robert Lane, Amazon.com

  • Battle of Britain [Blu-ray] Battle of Britain | Blu Ray | (01/01/2009) from £7.46  |  Saving you £12.52 (62.70%)  |  RRP £19.98

    This is a spectacular retelling of a true story that shows courage at its inspiring best. Few defining moments can change the outcome of war; but when the outnumbered Royal Air Force defied unsurmountable odds in engaging the German Luftwaffe they may well have altered the course of history!

  • Jesus of Nazareth [DVD] Jesus of Nazareth | DVD | (11/04/2011) from £6.29  |  Saving you £18.70 (74.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Franco Zeffirelli's epic TV retelling of Jesus' life was filmed in Morocco and Tunisia with an all-star cast, including Robert Powell in the lead role. The script, co-written by renowned author Anthony Burgess, attempts to remain faithful to its source by using material from all four Gospels.

  • The World at War: The Complete Series [DVD] The World at War: The Complete Series | DVD | (31/10/2016) from £36.95  |  Saving you £53.04 (58.90%)  |  RRP £89.99

    A televisual milestone and the benchmark for all war documentaries that followed, The World at War presents the story of World War Two from its beginnings in Hitler's pre-war Germany to its horrific climax at Hiroshima. Made with the full co-operation of the Imperial War Museum and narrated by Laurence Olivier, this powerful twenty-six part series combines eyewitness testimony with rare archive footage to tell the unforgettable story of the greatest conflict the world has ever known. A brand-new High Definition restoration, this is The World at War as it is meant to be seen in its original full screen format with the maximum picture area from the original film materials now visible onscreen. SPECIAL FEATURES: All eight supplementary documentaries made by the World at War production team Making of documentaries Experiences of War: unseen and extended interviews Dolby 5.1 mix (as well as original Mono audio) Image Gallery

  • Othello [1964] Othello | DVD | (22/08/2011) from £11.63  |  Saving you £5.34 (31.40%)  |  RRP £16.99

    Shakespeare's tragic story of how a great man's vanity is manipulated by a jealous aide to bring about his downfall. A film by Stuart Burge of JohnDexter's production of 'Othello' at The National Theatre.

  • The Jazz Singer [1980] The Jazz Singer | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £9.55  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £12.99

    His story will make you cry. His music will make you sing. His triumph will make you cheer. Following in the family tradition maintained by his proud Orthodox father Yussel Rabinovitch (Neil Diamond) is the latest Cantor of his local synagogue. Blessed with a beautiful singing voice and with a loving wife at his side Yussel's life seems to be mapped out in front of him. But the restrictions of religious music can't satisfy his secret craving for life as a jazz singer. When his father (Laurence Olivier) discovers that Yussel has been moonlighting with a Harlem soul group the confrontation that follows leads Yussel to leave his family behind to seek a new life as a musician in California. He finds success and a new love but at a cost: cut off from his family Yussel still cannot find happiness. Has he strayed too far from his roots and will his family ever be willing to accept his new life?

  • Wuthering Heights [1939] Wuthering Heights | DVD | (05/07/2004) from £5.24  |  Saving you £10.75 (67.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    When Mr. Earnshaw encounters Heathcliff a ragamuffin orphan he kindly brings the boy into his home and makes him part of the family. Instantly Heathcliff falls hopelessly in love with the daughter of the house the beautiful but headstrong Catherine. When a wealthy neighbor woos her Catherine's material instincts overcome her adoration for Heathcliff and so she agrees to marry. Yet as time passes Catherine is to discover that she is unable to forget Heathcliff and not even dea

  • Brideshead Revisited - Complete Series [1981] Brideshead Revisited - Complete Series | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £12.16  |  Saving you £27.83 (69.60%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited is a moving tragic story which chronicles the tempestuous journey of Charles Ryder through the tangled and stormy world of the aristocratic Marchmain family. It is an epic tale of his love - for his closest friend Sebastian Flyte for Sebastian's sister Julia Flyte and for an entire way of life. This classic visually stunning TV drama directed by Charles Sturridge and Michale Lindsay-Hogg was adapted for the screen by John Mortimer (Rumpole Of The Bailey /b%3E) and is here presented in its entirity. Brideshead Revisited collected together the absolute cream of British acting talent at the time including Lord Laurence Olivier in his Emmy Award-winning role as the exiled Lord Marchmain Claire Bloom as Lady Marchmain and Sir John Gielgud as Charles' estranged father. Brideshead Revisited won two Golden Globe Awards seven BAFTAs and an Emmy for Lord Olivier.

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