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  • Blackadder: Back and Forth Blackadder: Back and Forth | DVD | (15/09/2003) from £4.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    It seemed a good idea at the time: to celebrate the end of the millennium by resurrecting Edmund Blackadder for a one-off special Blackadder: Back and Fourth. Unfortunately, those responsible for Back and Forth got the cart before the horse. The Blackadder television series worked by recasting the same characters in different times, thereby reinforcing the dynamic between Blackadder and the buffoons who ran his life (World War One generals, various idiot royalty) and the troglodytes whose lives he ran (Baldrick). Given that most of us feel most of the time like the people we work for are useless and the people that work for us are even more useless, Blackadder's concept had a huge appeal. A special feature looking at Blackadders through the ages might, therefore, have been a worthwhile enterprise. In Back and Forth, however, the character--a modern-day descendant of the Blackadder line--is merely briefly imposed on a variety of historical circumstances; he is no longer the victim of circumstances but the creator of them, and far less appealing for it. The script is lame and formulaic, and the conclusion unbelievably lazy. Okay, so it's a comedy, but if he really had returned to an England which had been conquered by France at the battle of Waterloo, shouldn't everyone there have been speaking French? On the DVD: There are three sound options Dolby 2.0 and 5.1, and DTS 5.1. The main feature has an easily negotiable scene selector, and there are two extra features; including a behind-the-scenes footage of the making of Back and Forth featuring interviews with co-writer Richard Curtis and the biggest gem on the whole DVD, a lost episode set in the time of Cromwell, far funnier than the dismal Back and Forth, especially for Stephen Fry's delightful blurring of the doomed Charles I and the future Charles III. --Andrew Mueller

  • Mr Bean - Series 2 Volume 1 [DVD] [2015] Mr Bean - Series 2 Volume 1 | DVD | (07/09/2015) from £4.19  |  Saving you £10.80 (72.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Join family favourite Mr Bean in nine hilarious animated adventures: Home Movie Fish Sitting The Cruise Coconut Shy Green Bean Cash Machine Litterbugs Rat Trap Valentine’s Bean

  • Mr Bean 25th Anniversary Boxset [DVD] [2015] Mr Bean 25th Anniversary Boxset | DVD | (07/09/2015) from £25.00  |  Saving you £4.70 (15.80%)  |  RRP £29.7

    Bendy Bean Gift With Purchase Celebrate 25 years of Mr Bean with this amazing anniversary boxset - including over 21 hours of Mr Bean mayhem and collectable Bendy Bean!  Set includes all epsiodes from the original TV series volumes 1 - 8 of the animated spin-off as well as two Mr Bean movies. In 'Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie' (1997) Mr Bean (Atkinson) obtains a job as an attendant at the London National Gallery. He enjoys the protection of the chairman but the gallery's governors are keen to be rid of him. When the Grierson Gallery in Los Angeles asks for an expert to give a speech on the recently-purchased painting of Whistler's mother Bean is quickly despatched. On his arrival in America he begins wreaking havoc in the art world. In 'Mr Bean's Holiday' (2007) Bean has won a church fete raffle's top prize consisting of a trip to France where the language barrier predictably causes our hero no end of grief until he meets Emil (Karel Roden) a Russian director on his way to judge at Cannes. Title List Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie   Mr Bean - Mr. Bean's Holiday Mr Bean - Live TV Series - Volume 1 Mr Bean - Live TV Series - Volume 2 Mr Bean - Live TV Series - Volume 3 Mr Bean - Live TV Series - Volume 4 Mr Bean - The Animated Series - Volume 1 Mr Bean - The Animated Series - Volume 2 Mr Bean - The Animated Series - Volume 3 Mr Bean - The Animated Series - Volume 4 Mr Bean - The Animated Series - Volume 5 Mr Bean - The Animated Series - Volume 6 Mr Bean The Animated Series - Volume 7 Mr Bean The Animated Series - Volume 8

  • Mr Beans Holiday / Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie Mr Beans Holiday / Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie | DVD | (20/08/2007) from £11.00  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Mr. Bean's Holiday:Mr. Bean returns but not for long as he goes on his travels to the south of France where mishap and mayhem begin by the end Bean even has his video diaries at the Cannes Film Festival. Bean - The Movie:When the Royal National Gallery of London is asked to send their finest scholar to oversee the unveiling of Whistler's Mother in California they send their most inept and detested employee in a desperate attempt to get him out of their lives. That employee is Mr. Bean - the master of disaster!

  • The Blackadder (Remastered) [DVD] The Blackadder (Remastered) | DVD | (25/07/2011) from £2.76  |  Saving you £13.23 (82.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The classic first series of BlackAdder was slightly different to its successors--Ben Elton was not yet part of the writing team, and Shakespearean parody featured prominently. Rowan Atkinson was at his best as a would-be Machiavellian medieval intriguer while Brian Blessed plays his gloriously over the top blustering militarist father. The episodes collected here are: "The Foretelling", in which Richard III, played by Peter Cook in a brilliant parody of Olivier, wins Bosworth only to get in an unseemly argument about a horse; "Born to be King" in which Edmund, lumbered with providing bearded ladies, morris dancers and eunuchs for a festival, discovers some indiscreet love letters; "The Archbishop" in which after his father has the Archbishop of Canterbury killed, Edmund starts his intrigues again; "The Queen of Spain's Beard" in which Blackadder's father's international schemes call for Edmund to make a dynastic marriage to Miriam Margolyes as the Infanta of Spain, and Jim Broadbent plays a peculiarly irritating interpreter; "Witchsmeller Pursuivant" in which Edmund falls foul of the demonic witchsmeller, played with more gusto than is quite credible by Frank Finlay; and "The Black Seal", wherein Edmund assembles a group of villains as his personal retinue (Rik Mayall plays a mad prisoner).

  • Maigret [Blu-ray] [2016] Maigret | Blu Ray | (09/01/2017) from £10.29  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Maigret Sets A Trap Montmartre, Paris. A serial killer is stalking the streets. Five women are dead and people are afraid to go out after dark. The newspapers are rife with speculation. And Chief Superintendent Maigret is without a lead and under great pressure Maigret's Dead Man One February morning, an agitated man calls the Police judiciaire asking for Maigret. He claims he's being followed by someone trying to kill him. Before Maigret can get the details he hangs up, calls back again from various cafés, until the calls finally stop. That night, his body is found, his face badly beaten, stabbed to death. Ridden with guilt for not having saved his dead man, Maigret is determined to find the murderer. Bonus Features: Behind the Scenes

  • Mr Bean Complete Collection Mr Bean Complete Collection | DVD | (12/11/2007) from £49.02  |  Saving you £40.97 (45.50%)  |  RRP £89.99

    Features The Mr Bean Titles: Mr Bean's Holiday: Mr. Bean returns but not for long as he goes on his travels to the south of France where mishap and mayhem begin by the end Bean even has his video diaries at the Cannes Film Festival. Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie (Special Edition): When the Royal National Gallery of London is asked to send their finest scholar to oversee the unveiling of Whistler's Mother in California they send their most inept and detested employee in a desperate attempt to get him out of their lives. That employee is Mr. Bean - the master of disaster! Within days of his arrival Mr. Bean destroys virtually everything he comes into contact with be it the career and marriage of his host or America's greatest painting. Mr Bean - The Animated Series Vols 1-6: The animated adventures of Mr Bean as he bungles his way through one sticky situation after another! Mr Bean Vols 1-5: Rowan Atkinson as the hilarious legendary character Mr. Bean; delighting all ages with his madcap antics fans can relive classic Bean episodes whilst younger family members can be introduced to the crazy world of Mr. Bean!

  • Blackadder: Complete Series 1 Blackadder: Complete Series 1 | DVD | (01/11/1999) from £3.75  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The classic first series of BlackAdder was slightly different to its successors--Ben Elton was not yet part of the writing team, and Shakespearean parody featured prominently. Rowan Atkinson was at his best as a would-be Machiavellian medieval intriguer while Brian Blessed plays his gloriously over the top blustering militarist father.The episodes collected here are: "The Foretelling", in which Richard III, played by Peter Cook in a brilliant parody of Olivier, wins Bosworth only to get in an unseemly argument about a horse; "Born to be King" in which Edmund, lumbered with providing bearded ladies, morris dancers and eunuchs for a festival, discovers some indiscreet love letters; "The Archbishop" in which after his father has the Archbishop of Canterbury killed, Edmund starts his intrigues again; "The Queen of Spain's Beard" in which Blackadder's father's international schemes call for Edmund to make a dynastic marriage to Miriam Margolyes as the Infanta of Spain, and Jim Broadbent plays a peculiarly irritating interpreter; "Witchsmeller Pursuivant" in which Edmund falls foul of the demonic witchsmeller, played with more gusto than is quite credible by Frank Finlay; and "The Black Seal", wherein Edmund assembles a group of villains as his personal retinue (Rik Mayall plays a mad prisoner).On the DVD: No extras here at all, aside from subtitles in English, SDH, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, and chapter points within each episode. --Roz Kaveney

  • Three Beantastic Adventures  [Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie/Mr. Bean's Holiday/Merry Christmas Mr Bean] [DVD] Three Beantastic Adventures | DVD | (11/09/2013) from £6.35  |  Saving you £9.64 (60.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Own the best of Mr. Bean, 3 fantastic films in one box set, including Mr. Bean's Holiday, Bean - The Movie and Merry Christmas Mr. Bean.

  • Hot Shots Part Deux [1993] Hot Shots Part Deux | DVD | (20/06/2005) from £2.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (69.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The mother of all sequels! In this hilarious Hot Shots! sequel former renegade pilot Topper Harley (Charie Sheen) is once again recruited for a secret mission. This time the country's incompetent president (Lloyd Bridges) sends him to the Middle East to rescue U.S. hostages and the countless men who have already been sent in to rescue them. Pining for his former lover (Valeria Golino) in a Buddhist temple Topper manages to pull himself together and sets out on his laugh-f

  • The Lion King [Blu-ray] The Lion King | Blu Ray | (07/11/2011) from £5.95  |  Saving you £3.60 (15.00%)  |  RRP £23.99

    Disney's 1994 animated feature, The Lion King, was a huge smash in cinemas and continues to enjoy life in an acclaimed stage production. The story finds a lion cub, son of a king, sent into exile after his father is deposed by a jealous uncle. The little hero finds his way into the "circle of life" with some new friends and eventually comes back to reclaim his proper place. Characters are very strong, vocal performances by the likes of Jeremy Irons, Nathan Lane and Whoopi Goldberg are terrific, the jokes are aimed as much (if not more) at adults than kids, the animation is sometimes breathtaking and the songs from Tim Rice and Elton John, accompanied by a colourful score, are more palatable than in many recent Disney features. --Tom Keogh

  • Blackadder the Fourth (Remastered) [DVD] Blackadder the Fourth (Remastered) | DVD | (25/07/2011) from £5.49  |  Saving you £10.50 (65.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The final Blackadder series, which first appeared in 1990, was the most highly evolved of all of the Richard Curtis/Ben Elton-scripted excursions. Having contrived to attain the Crown at the end of the third series, Rowan Atkinson's Edmund Blackadder is now reduced to a mere Captaincy in the trenches during World War I, with these episodes finding him shooting messenger pigeons, grumbling about Charlie Chaplin and unscrupulously evading his patriotic duty to pile over the top and be slaughtered pointlessly. Hugh Laurie plays the upper class silly arse to the hilt while Baldrick, who has grown progressively more stupid throughout the four series, can barely muster the intelligence to move from the spot. Blackadder Goes Forth stoutly refused to the end to abandon its relish for broad, puerile scatological puns: "Captain Darling will pump you thoroughly in the debriefing room," growls Stephen Fry's General Melchett. However, Blackadder's cynicism is laced with genuine despair at the recent madness of World War I. The closing moments of the final episode, as Blackadder and co. finally receive their orders, are handled with sober poignancy and became a frequent fixture in Remembrance Day TV scheduling. --David Stubbs

  • Mr Bean: Back to School [DVD] Mr Bean: Back to School | DVD | (04/08/2014) from £5.10  |  Saving you £4.89 (48.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Bean is back in a newly packaged 'Back to School' edition featuring Mr. Bean. Episodes Comprise: Back to School Mr. Bean Mr. Bean: The Library Mr. Bean: The Exam

  • The Lion King Trilogy - Triple Pack [DVD] The Lion King Trilogy - Triple Pack | DVD | (07/11/2011) from £11.99  |  Saving you £14.04 (39.00%)  |  RRP £35.99

    The king of all animated films makes a triumphant return, now more majestic than ever! Experience the magnificence of all three essential chapters of The Lion King Trilogy in spectacular high definition and share the wonder as the Circle Of Life continues for a new generation.The Lion KingEmbark on an extraordinary coming-of-age adventure as Simba, a lion cub who cannot wait to be king, searches for his destiny in the great Circle of Life. You will be thrilled by the breathtaking animation, unforgettable music and timeless story. The Lion King 2: Simba's PrideExperience the power of Upendi-which means love-as Kiara, Simba's strong-willed daughter, seeks adventure away from her father's watchful gaze. Along with Kovu, a cub who is being groomed to lead Scar's pride, Kiara searches for her proper place in the great Circle Of Life. They discover that it may be their destiny to bring peace to the Pride Lands.The Lion King 3: Hakuna MatataHilarity reigns in the motion picture comedy-adventure that takes you waaay back to the beginning before Simba's tale began...and beyond! From their uniquely hysterical perspective, Timon and his windy pal Pumbaa-the greatest unsung heroes of the Savanna- reveal what really happened behind the scenes of The Lion King's biggest events.

  • Blackadder: Complete Series 3 (Blackadder III) [1987] Blackadder: Complete Series 3 (Blackadder III) | DVD | (05/02/2001) from £3.45  |  Saving you £11.15 (55.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Rowan Atkinson's irredeemably wicked Edmund Blackadder has moved forward in time from the court of Queen Elizabeth but a little down the social ladder. He's now butler to Hugh Laurie's congenitally stupid Prince Regent on the cusp of the 18th and 19th centuries, and if that wasn't bad enough he's still accompanied by Tony Robinson's dim-witted Baldrick, whose cunning plans never fail to make an impossible situation worse. Blackadder's desperate scheming and utter contempt for all he surveys hasn't changed, nor have the baroque complexities of the situations in which he becomes embroiled: from an anachronistic war of words with Dr Johnson (Robbie Coltrane relishing every syllable) to taking on the Scarlet Pimpernel at his own game, to fighting a duel with a psychopathic Duke of Wellington, Edmund's luck never seems to change. Richard Curtis and Ben Elton's sharp scripts have more fun with the period setting than ever before, as contemporary literary archetypes from Samuel Johnson to Jane Austen are ripe for lampooning. Howard Goodall's theme tune is updated to a glorious classical pastiche, while the extravagant costumes of the times hardly need altering to achieve the desired effect. The comedy is so good it seemed this could never be bettered, until Blackadder Goes Forth that is. --Mark Walker

  • Mr Bean - Series 2 Volume 2 [DVD] [2015] Mr Bean - Series 2 Volume 2 | DVD | (19/10/2015) from £5.00  |  Saving you £9.99 (66.60%)  |  RRP £14.99

    More animated action from the hapless Mr Bean in nine splendid stories: All You Can Eat Flat Pack Holiday For Teddy The Newspaper Viral Bean Super Spy Scout Bean Back to School Lord Bean 

  • Mr Bean: Holiday Havoc (Sketches) [DVD] Mr Bean: Holiday Havoc (Sketches) | DVD | (08/08/2011) from £4.10  |  Saving you £1.89 (31.60%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Welcome to all of mr bean's funniest holiday moments in one hilarious compilation.Passport? Check. Ticket? Check. Teddy...? Live action episodes taken from the tv seriesEpisodes comprise:On The Beach The Swimming Pool Packing For Holiday On The Train Flying OffCrazy Golf The Sentry Train StationVillage Fete

  • Johnny English Reborn [Blu-ray] Johnny English Reborn | Blu Ray | (13/02/2012) from £5.34  |  Saving you £21.65 (80.20%)  |  RRP £26.99

    Rowan Atkinson returns to the role of the accidental secret agent who doesn't know fear or danger in the comedy spy-thriller Johnny English Reborn. In his latest adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty's Secret Service must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. In the years since MI-7's top spy vanished off the grid, he has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action. With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI-7. With mere days until a heads of state conference, one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, but failure never is.

  • Blackadder II (Remastered) [DVD] Blackadder II (Remastered) | DVD | (25/07/2011) from £2.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (81.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Although now regarded as the opening salvo of a classic series, the original Blackadder series was not considered a great success, either among critics or many viewers, so a major rethink took place when it was recommissioned. On the writing front, future-Four Weddings And A Funeral scribe Richard Curtis was joined by Ben Elton, while the expensive War of the Roses-era sets were replaced by cosier Elizabethan ones. The most important change, however, was with Rowan Atkinson's eponymous character who, in the first series, had been a fairly weak-willed idiot but now emerged as the familiar Machiavellian fiend which would cement Atkinson's place in the pantheon of great British sitcom actors. Moreover, even if so many of the script's lines have been subsequently ripped off by lesser hands that it can't help but occasionally sound dated, the central performances of Atkinson, Tony Robinson (Baldrick), Tim McInnery (Lord Percy), Stephen Fry (Lord Melchett) and, of course, Miranda Richardson as the childishly psychotic Queen Elizabeth ("I love it when you get cross. Sometimes I think about having you executed just to see the expression on your face") remain note perfect. Yet the real pleasure for viewers may be in rediscovering the raft of excellent guest star performances--not least Tom "Doctor Who" Baker's berserk turn as a literally legless old sea dog given to guzzling his own urine long before the drinking water has run out. --Clark Collis

  • Johnny English - Fully Loaded Edition [DVD] Johnny English - Fully Loaded Edition | DVD | (19/09/2011) from £2.34  |  Saving you £7.65 (76.60%)  |  RRP £9.99

    He knows no fear. He knows no danger. He knows nothing!Bumbling British intelligence officer Johnny English has to step into the breach when all his fellow agents are suddenly bumped off. With the machinations of mysterious millionaire Pascal Sauvage becoming increasingly threatening, it's up to Johnny to save the crown jewels and the very fate of the Royal family!

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