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  • Brideshead Revisited  - The Complete Collection (Digitally Remastered) [DVD] Brideshead Revisited - The Complete Collection (Digitally Remastered) | DVD | (12/09/2011) from £9.19  |  Saving you £13.80 (60.00%)  |  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

  • 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 [DVD] The World At War | DVD | (20/09/2010) from £18.99  |  Saving you £61.00 (76.30%)  |  RRP £79.99

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

  • 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 £9.99  |  Saving you £3.00 (23.10%)  |  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 ...

  • A Bridge Too Far [1977] A Bridge Too Far | DVD | (24/05/2004) from £4.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    1977's A Bridge Too Far by director Richard Attenborough 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

  • Battle of Britain [Blu-ray] Battle of Britain | Blu Ray | (01/01/2009) from £7.99  |  Saving you £11.99 (60.00%)  |  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!

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night [DVD] Long Day's Journey Into Night | DVD | (19/09/2011) from £6.99  |  Saving you £6.00 (46.20%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The world's foremost actor Laurence Olivier and one of America's greatest playwrights Eugene O'Neill are brought together in this acclaimed stage production by the National Theatre Company of O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. Long Day s Journey into Night gives an autobiographical account of Eugene O'Neill s claustrophobic and explosive home life fused by a drug-addicted mother a father who wallows in drink after realising he is no longer a famous actor and an older brother who is an emotionally unstable misfit. Laurence Olivier won an Emmy Award and a BAFTA nomination for his performance in this production which also marks one of his rare appearances on television.

  • The Jazz Singer [1981] The Jazz Singer | DVD | (02/10/2006) from £11.69  |  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

  • Wuthering Heights [1939] Wuthering Heights | DVD | (05/07/2004) from £4.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (68.80%)  |  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

  • Khartoum [1966] Khartoum | DVD | (31/03/2003) from £6.79  |  Saving you £9.20 (57.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Set in the expanse of the Sudan desert in the midst of holy war, Khartoum (1966) plays like an attempt to work the Lawrence of Arabia magic on the (mostly) true story of eccentric British general Charles "Chinese" Gordon in 1884 North Africa. The magnificent opening desert battle suggests David Lean's epic sweep, at least until the film settles into a more modest story of political games, military standoffs, and a battle of wits and wiles between two fierce leaders. Charlton Heston plays the Christian soldier as cocky, unconventional maverick, and Laurence Olivier (behind heavy make-up and a thick black beard) is almost as good as his cagey nemesis the Mahdi, the Islamic holy warrior on a mission of annihilation. More talk than spectacle, the film falls short of Lawrence but is nonetheless a compelling story of colonial politics, cynical manoeuvring and the unconventional heroics of another colourful British maverick abroad. --Sean Axmaker

  • A Bridge Too Far [1977] A Bridge Too Far | DVD | (29/07/2005) from £3.69  |  Saving you £9.30 (71.60%)  |  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

  • The World At War [Blu-ray] The World At War | Blu Ray | (20/09/2010) from £39.95  |  Saving you £60.04 (60.00%)  |  RRP £99.99

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

  • King Lear King Lear | DVD | (21/05/2007) from £7.59  |  Saving you £7.40 (49.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    A production of the Shakespeare tragedy which brings out the themes of family relationship youth versus age and the struggle of good over evil.

  • The Boys From Brazil [1978] The Boys From Brazil | DVD | (10/03/2003) from £4.59  |  Saving you £5.40 (54.10%)  |  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

  • Marathon Man [1976] Marathon Man | DVD | (04/03/2002) from £4.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (61.60%)  |  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

  • Spartacus Spartacus | DVD | (12/09/2005) from £5.59  |  Saving you £4.40 (44.00%)  |  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

  • Rebecca Rebecca | DVD | (01/01/2008) from £4.99  |  Saving you £1.00 (16.70%)  |  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.

  • Bunny Lake Is Missing [Limited Dual Format Edition] [Blu-Ray] Bunny Lake Is Missing | Blu Ray | (27/02/2017) from £16.95  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Darkly poetic and reflective, Otto Preminger's psychological thriller centres on an American woman living in London (Carol Lynley) who believes her four-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. The police (headed by a splendid Laurence Olivier) can't do much to help because, try as she might, Lynley can't prove to them that she ever had a daughter at all INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: 4K restoration Audio commentary with film historians Lem Dobbs, Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman Interview with actor Carol Lynley (2017, tbc mins) Interview with actor Clive Revill (2017, 14 mins) Isolated score: experience Paul Glass' original soundtrack music Trailers Image gallery New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Chris Fujiwara Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 UK Blu-ray premiere

  • Rebecca [1940] Rebecca | DVD | (04/10/2004) from £7.99  |  Saving you £-7.89 (-131.70%)  |  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

  • The Ebony Tower [DVD] The Ebony Tower | DVD | (19/09/2011) from £7.69  |  Saving you £5.30 (40.80%)  |  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...

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