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  • Fairy Tale - A True Story [DVD] Fairy Tale - A True Story | DVD | (23/03/2015) from £4.49  |  Saving you £5.50 (55.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    In 1917, Frances Griffiths arrives in Yorkshire to stay with her uncle Arthur Wright (Paul McGann), his wife, Polly, and daughter Elsie. Elsie and Frances assert that they have seen fairies while playing in the garden, and produce photographs of them which are authenticated by an expert. The pictures attract the attention of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Peter O'Toole), who believes them to be genuine, and escapologist Harry Houdini (Harvey Keitel), who is sceptical. Before long, journalist John Ferret (Tim McInnerny) is investigating the girls' photographs, determined to prove that they are fakes.

  • Luther - Series 1-3 Boxset [DVD] Luther - Series 1-3 Boxset | DVD | (29/07/2013) from £9.78  |  Saving you £20.21 (67.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Luther: Series 1- 3 Box Set;Idris Elba stars as John Luther the near-genius detective waging his own war on crime. To say that John Luther is a passionate troubled and driven man is a little like saying that Luther the BBC One smash hit is amongst the best crime drama available in the world right now - in other words a little bit of an understatement (in our humble opinion).;If you haven't yet experienced the tight scripting superb acting and brilliantly executed plotting that Luther embodies don't chide yourself for being late the party because you are in for a treat.;This box set contains all the episodes of the first three series and features Idris Elba Warren Brown Dermot Crowley Sienna Guillory and Paul McGann.

  • Collision [2009] Collision | DVD | (16/11/2009) from £5.95  |  Saving you £13.51 (67.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Collision tells the story of a major road accident and a group of people who have never met but who all share one single defining moment that will change their lives. Amid the tangle of twisted metal and emotional turmoil wrought by the tragedy of a crash of this scale are the stories of the victims and the impact of the accident on their families friends and colleagues. As the terrible task of investigating the cause of the carnage begins a series of revelations emerge: from Government cover-ups and smuggling to disturbing secrets and murder. Douglas Henshall (Primeval French Film) and Kate Ashfield (The Children The Diary of Anne Frank) play the senior police officers in charge of the investigations whose complicated personal lives threaten to collide with the grim job they face. Paul McGann (True Dare Kiss Withnail and I) stars as millionaire property dealer Richard Reeves. Dean Lennox Kelly (Shameless The Invisibles) and his brother Craig Kelly (Hotel Babylon Queer as Folk) team up for the first time to play brothers Danny and Jeffrey Rampton whose business dealings are about to be exposed as a result of the crash. Zoe Telford (The Palace Marple: The Sittaford Mystery) is Jeffrey's wife Sandra. Claire Rushbrook (Mutual Friends Whitechapel) plays Karen Donnelly who survives the crash but has a secret which puts her life in jeopardy again. Phil Davis (Bleak House Whitechapel) plays Brian Edwards who escapes the carnage which kills his mother in law. His wife Christine played by Jan Francis (U Be Dead New Tricks) is devastated by the death of her mother and confused by her husband's reaction to the police questions. David Bamber (Rome Daniel Deronda) plays Sidney Norris a piano teacher whose guilty secrets are uncovered in the investigations.

  • The Monocled Mutineer The Monocled Mutineer | DVD | (27/08/2007) from £5.69  |  Saving you £14.30 (71.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A soldier in the First World War Percy Toplis was a rake rogue and master of disguise who became the most wanted man in Britain. This is a BAFTA-winning story of high romance hilarious impudence and savage retribution. Adapted by Alan Bleasdale from the book by William Allison and John Fairley.

  • Withnail And I [1986] Withnail And I | DVD | (19/02/2007) from £2.17  |  Saving you £3.82 (63.80%)  |  RRP £5.99

    London: The Sixties. Two down-on-their-luck actors (Withnail and Marwood) find solace in drink and other substances. Seeking respite from their uneventful lives they escape up north to Penrith to Withnail's uncle's stone cottage. Faced with no modern conveniences a bunch of oddball locals and a surprise visit from an amorous ""Uncle Monty"" their wits are tested along with their friendship.

  • Our Mutual Friend (Repackaged) [DVD] Our Mutual Friend (Repackaged) | DVD | (23/01/2012) from £4.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    As the river flows silently through Victorian London, its dark waters bring with them a tale of crime and passion. And it’s on the banks of the Thames that the poor, but captivating Lizzy helps her father earn his unwholesome living. But they little suspect that the next body they recover will lead them to a world far removed from their own. A superficial world of dinner parties at the Veneerings and the aspirations of the Wilfers household. And as their lives weave with a multitude of characters, a complex story of love and money emerges with true Dickenson vision.

  • Alien 3 - The Director's Cut (Two Disc Special Edition) [1992] Alien 3 - The Director's Cut (Two Disc Special Edition) | DVD | (12/04/2004) from £6.72  |  Saving you £16.27 (70.80%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Lt. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is the lone survivor when her crippled spaceship crash lands on Fiorina 161 a bleak wasteland inhabited by former inmates of the planet's maximum security prison. Ripley's fears that an Alien was aboard her craft are confirmed when the mutilated bodies of ex-cons begin to mount. Without weapons or modern technology of any kind Ripley must lead the men into battle against the terrifying creature. And soon she discovers a horrifying fact about her link with the Alien a realisation that may compel Ripley to try destroying not only the horrific creature but herself as well.

  • Doctor Who - The Movie [1996] Doctor Who - The Movie | DVD | (13/08/2001) from £16.98  |  Saving you £3.01 (15.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Made to re-launch television's most famous time traveller, Doctor Who: The Movie is an expensive feature-length episode which attempts to continue the classic series and work as a stand-alone film. Transporting the remains of the Master, Sylvester McCoy's Seventh Doctor is diverted to San Francisco in 1999. Regenerating in the form of Paul McGann, the Doctor gains a new companion in heart surgeon Dr Grace Holloway (Daphne Ashbrook) and must stop the Master from destroying the world. All of which might have been fine, had not the most eccentrically British of programmes been almost entirely assimilated by the requirements of American network broadcasting. Matthew Jacobs' screenplay is literally nonsense, dependent on arbitrary, unexplained events while introducing numerous elements that contradict established Doctor Who mythology. The Tardis is re-imagined as a bizarre pre-Raphaelite/Gothic folly, while the Doctor, now half-human, becomes romantically involved with his lady companion. From the West Coast setting to metallic CGI morphing, from the look of Eric Roberts as the Master to a motorcycle/truck freeway chase, director Geoffrey Sax borrows freely from James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Doctor Who fans should feel relieved this travesty was not successful enough to lead to lead to a series, though McGann himself does have the potential to make a fine Doctor. This is the slightly more violent US TV edit, rather than the cut version previously released on video. On the DVD: There are two BBC trailers and a Fox promo "introducing the Doctor" to American audiences. The interview section features Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Eric Roberts, Daphne Ashbrook, director Geoffrey Sax and executive producer Philip Segal, twice. The main interviews are on-set promotional sound-bites. However, Segal's second interview was filmed in 2001 and finds him spending 10 minutes explaining why the programme turned out as it did, and coming very close to apologising for it. He also offers a two-minute tour of the new Tardis set. Alongside a gallery of 50 promotional stills is a four-minute compilation of behind-the-scenes "making of" footage. There are alternative versions of two scenes, though the "Puccini!" scene is so short as to be pointless. As usual with Doctor Who DVDs there are optional production subtitles and these offer a wealth of background information. Four songs used in the film are available as separate audio tracks, and John Debney's musical score can be listened to in isolation. Finally there is a commentary track by Geoffrey Sax, which contains some interesting material but does tend to state the obvious a lot. The sound is very strong stereo and the 4:3 picture is excellent with only the slightest grain. --Gary S Dalkin

  • B&b [DVD] B&b | DVD | (23/10/2017) from £9.48  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Gay Londoners Marc and Fred plan for a weekend of mischief, baiting the Christian owner of a remote Christian B&B. Events take a deadly turn when another guest arrives, who they think might have something more sinister in mind.

  • Luther [DVD] Luther | DVD | (21/06/2010) from £3.45  |  Saving you £19.55 (78.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    What if your worst enemy was your own conscience? Starring Idris Elba (The Wire) Luther is a deeply thrilling crime series crackling with energy distinctive characters and snappy clever dialogue. On a moral crusade too often with only his convictions for company John Luther is a deeply troubled man a philosophical cop possessed by the insoluble problem of evil and justice in a Godless world. Confronting depravity in its many terrible forms over a succession of psychological duels between hunter and hunted perpetrator and prey Luther reveals his capacity for violence as well as kindness; his sudden vulnerability and dizzying visionary mind; why his wife left him for another man and why his colleagues are frequently left open-mouthed in awe. As the stakes get ever higher and more personal Luther's lonely path pulls him towards the very edge of temptation. Will the relentless pursuit of light tip him into the ultimate darkness?

  • Withnail And I [1988] Withnail And I | DVD | (02/10/2006) from £11.29  |  Saving you £-12.99 (-185.80%)  |  RRP £6.99

    Withnail And I portrays the last throes of an eccentric friendship during the final days of the sixties. Withnail and I are two young would-be actors who wake up one morning to find only ninety days left in the decade. Bound together by poverty and dreams of stardom they share a flat of indescribable squalor and live on a diet of booze pills and grass. The two friends decide to spend a soul-cleansing weekend in the country in a primitive cottage borrowed from Withnail's eccentric Uncle Monty. From the very start things go wrong and their dreams of an idyllic retreat rapidly degenerate into an hilarious nightmare.

  • Doctor Who - The Movie [Blu-ray] Doctor Who - The Movie | Blu Ray | (19/09/2016) from £8.29  |  Saving you £11.70 (58.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Made to re-launch television's most famous time traveller, Doctor Who: The Movie is an expensive feature-length episode which attempts to continue the classic series and work as a stand-alone film. Transporting the remains of the Master, Sylvester McCoy's Seventh Doctor is diverted to San Francisco in 1999. Regenerating in the form of Paul McGann, the Doctor gains a new companion in heart surgeon Dr Grace Holloway (Daphne Ashbrook) and must stop the Master from destroying the world. All of which might have been fine, had not the most eccentrically British of programmes been almost entirely assimilated by the requirements of American network broadcasting. Matthew Jacobs' screenplay is literally nonsense, dependent on arbitrary, unexplained events while introducing numerous elements that contradict established Doctor Who mythology. The Tardis is re-imagined as a bizarre pre-Raphaelite/Gothic folly, while the Doctor, now half-human, becomes romantically involved with his lady companion. From the West Coast setting to metallic CGI morphing, from the look of Eric Roberts as the Master to a motorcycle/truck freeway chase, director Geoffrey Sax borrows freely from James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Doctor Who fans should feel relieved this travesty was not successful enough to lead to lead to a series, though McGann himself does have the potential to make a fine Doctor. This is the slightly more violent US TV edit, rather than the cut version previously released on video. On the DVD: There are two BBC trailers and a Fox promo "introducing the Doctor" to American audiences. The interview section features Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Eric Roberts, Daphne Ashbrook, director Geoffrey Sax and executive producer Philip Segal, twice. The main interviews are on-set promotional sound-bites. However, Segal's second interview was filmed in 2001 and finds him spending 10 minutes explaining why the programme turned out as it did, and coming very close to apologising for it. He also offers a two-minute tour of the new Tardis set. Alongside a gallery of 50 promotional stills is a four-minute compilation of behind-the-scenes "making of" footage. There are alternative versions of two scenes, though the "Puccini!" scene is so short as to be pointless. As usual with Doctor Who DVDs there are optional production subtitles and these offer a wealth of background information. Four songs used in the film are available as separate audio tracks, and John Debney's musical score can be listened to in isolation. Finally there is a commentary track by Geoffrey Sax, which contains some interesting material but does tend to state the obvious a lot. The sound is very strong stereo and the 4:3 picture is excellent with only the slightest grain. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Doctor Who: Revisitation Box Set - Volume 1 [DVD] Doctor Who: Revisitation Box Set - Volume 1 | DVD | (04/10/2010) from £14.72  |  Saving you £25.27 (63.20%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Doctor Who: Revisitation - Volume 1

  • Queen Of The Damned [2002] Queen Of The Damned | DVD | (28/10/2002) from £3.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (71.50%)  |  RRP £13.99

    Queen of the Damned combines the plot elements from the two disappointing novels Anne Rice cranked out as the sequels to Interview with the Vampire and contrives to be better than the book it is named after, but not by much. The vampire Lestat (a pale, pretty Stuart Townsend) awakens after a century-long nap and discovers flamboyant metal music, then irritates the vampire community by "coming out" and courting celebrities. His sub-Marilyn Manson songs interest paranormal-watching human librarian Jesse (Marguerite Moreau), who looks him up in a Mile End Goth club that caters for an undead clientele, but his tunes also awaken Akasha (Aaliyah), eponymous mother of all vampires, who makes him her number one disciple and sets about devastating the world, opposed by a cadre of conservative vampires who include Lestat's sire Marius (Vincent Perez) and Jesse's Aunt Maharet (Lena Olin). The plot is of the "one-damn-thing-after-another" variety, zipping about the world from New Orleans to Glastonbury to a huge concert in Death Valley as broody characters exchange solemn but comical dialogue and indulge in fight scenes too swift for the camera to catch. Like Blade 2, it offers some spectacular vampire combustions, but its romance is strictly 15-certificate blood-nuzzling and it's hard to take Lestat himself seriously when Townsend plays him as such a feckless twit. --Kim Newman

  • Paper Mask [DVD] Paper Mask | DVD | (07/02/2011) from £5.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £5.99

    When a young doctor is killed in a car accident Matthew Harris a hospital porter sees his chance to escape a mundane existence. He steals the dead mans papers and successfully applies for the post of casualty officer at the Royal Clifton Hospital in Bristol. As Dr Simon Hennessey he starts a new life in the town but after the gory nightmare of his first shift Matthew realises he has embarked upon a gamble he has little chance of winning. The disaster strikes when one of Matthew's patients dies. The medical profession closes ranks to protect one of their own kind and Matthew is saved from justice. Yet now the stakes in Matthew's outrageous bluff have been dramatically raised and when his past finally catches up with him it seems as if one more death on his conscience will hardly matter...

  • Withnail And I [DVD] Withnail And I | DVD | (09/02/2015) from £6.35  |  Saving you £3.64 (36.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Set in 1969, the year in which the hippy dreams of so many young Englishmen went sour, 1986's Bruce Robinson's Withnail and I is an enduring British cult. Fellow enthusiasts cry immortal phrases from the endlessly brilliant script to one another like mating calls; "Scrubbers!", "We want the finest wines known to humanity and we want them now!" Withnail is played by the emaciated but defiantly effete Richard E Grant, "I" (i.e., Marwood) by Paul McGann. Out-of-work actors living in desperate penury in a rancid London flat, their lives are a continual struggle to keep warm, alive and in Marwood's case sane, until the pubs open. A sojourn in the country cottage of Withnail's gay Uncle Monty only redoubles their privations--they have to kill a live chicken to eat. The arrival of Monty spells further misery for Marwood as he must fend off his attentions. This borderline homophobic interlude apart, Withnail and I is a delight, enhanced by an aimless but appallingly eventful plot. Popular among students, it strikes a chord with anyone who has undergone a period of debauchery and impoverished squalor prior to finding their way onto life's straight and narrow.--David Stubbs

  • Withnail and I [Blu-ray] Withnail and I | Blu Ray | (09/02/2015) from £11.99  |  Saving you £6.00 (33.40%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Set in 1969, the year in which the hippy dreams of so many young Englishmen went sour, 1986's Bruce Robinson's Withnail and I is an enduring British cult. Fellow enthusiasts cry immortal phrases from the endlessly brilliant script to one another like mating calls; "Scrubbers!", "We want the finest wines known to humanity and we want them now!" Withnail is played by the emaciated but defiantly effete Richard E Grant, "I" (i.e., Marwood) by Paul McGann. Out-of-work actors living in desperate penury in a rancid London flat, their lives are a continual struggle to keep warm, alive and in Marwood's case sane, until the pubs open. A sojourn in the country cottage of Withnail's gay Uncle Monty only redoubles their privations--they have to kill a live chicken to eat. The arrival of Monty spells further misery for Marwood as he must fend off his attentions. This borderline homophobic interlude apart, Withnail and I is a delight, enhanced by an aimless but appallingly eventful plot. Popular among students, it strikes a chord with anyone who has undergone a period of debauchery and impoverished squalor prior to finding their way onto life's straight and narrow.--David Stubbs

  • Hornblower - Mutiny [2000] Hornblower - Mutiny | DVD | (03/02/2003) from £5.77  |  Saving you £4.22 (42.20%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Horatio Hornblower has been serving on the HMS Renown under Captain Sawyer. There is only one problem Sawyer appears to be going mad. His repeated unprovoked punishment of midshipman Wellard is not only unjust but also distracts him from the job in hand and endangers The Renown. Hornblower's ingenuity saves the ship from disaster but both the ship and Hornblower himself are in constant danger from Sawyer's irrational behaviour. The four lieutenants plan to remove Sawyer of command but despite a nasty accident Sawyer refuses to be budged. The Renown is once again endangered by Sawyer's actions when it comes under heavy fire from the Spanish fort. Once more Hornblower comes to the rescue in an act of astonishing bravery forcing Sawyer into the safety of his cabin. But now Hornblower finds himself languishing in a prison cell charged with mutiny facing an almost certain guilty verdict. The prospect: death...

  • Dealers [1988] Dealers | DVD | (31/01/2000) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £6.99

    Every morning Daniel Pascoe (McGann) pilots his seaplane from his luxury home to the Docklands - the financial capital of the world. Pascoe is a city high flier and high roller. A man used to winning. But when things go wrong he has to pay the price. That's when he discovers he's merely another pawn in the game that's far bigger than he could ever imagine. To stay in the game he decides to take the biggest gamble of his life. Dealers is a yuppie thriller that cleverly evokes the be

  • Our Mutual Friend [1998] Our Mutual Friend | DVD | (20/08/2001) from £9.99  |  Saving you £14.09 (56.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Dickens was the master of Victorian social satire, ruthlessly exposing the cruelty and absurdity that supported the strictly hierarchical class-structure of the day. This superb production of Our Mutual Friend does full justice to his darkest, most complex novel, fleshing out the satirical bones of the plot with performances that eschew caricature in favour of psychological depth. Anna Friel's Bella is wonderfully complex, her innate goodness struggling with her love of money and desire for advancement. Paul McGann, as the lawyer Wrayburn, is also superb, wrestling with the implications of his feelings for Lizzie. And of course, this being Dickens and the BBC, there's a terrific supporting cast, including Timothy Spall as the melancholy articulator of skeletons, Mr Venus. As the fortunes of the characters rise and fall, the river Thames flows eternally on, the symbolic backbone of this remarkable story. At six hours, this version of Our Mutual Friend is a long production, but not a moment too long. A mystery, a love story, a critique of the pursuit of wealth and status, this is perhaps the best adaptation of Dickens ever to be committed to film. --Simon Leake, Amazon.com

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