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  • Rocky Horror Picture Show - 40th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [1975] Rocky Horror Picture Show - 40th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (05/10/2015) from £10.25  |  Saving you £4.00 (26.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

    If a musical sci-fi satire about an alien transvestite named Frank-n-Furter, who is building the perfect man while playing sexual games with his virginal visitors, sounds like an intriguing premise for a movie, then you're in for a treat. Not only is The Rocky Horror Picture Show all this and more, but it stars the surprising cast of Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick (as the demure Janet and uptight Brad, who get lost in a storm and find themselves stranded at Frank-n-Furter's mansion), Meat Loaf (as the rebel Eddie), Charles Gray (as our criminologist and narrator) and, of course, the inimitable Tim Curry as our "sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania". Upon its release in 1975, the film was an astounding flop. But a few devotees persuaded a New York cinema to show it at midnight, and thus was born one of the ultimate cult films of all time. The songs are addictive (just try getting "The Time Warp" or "Toucha Toucha Touch Me" out of your head), the raunchiness amusing and the plot line utterly ridiculous--in other words, this film is simply tremendous good fun. The downfall, however, is that much of the amusement is found in the audience participation that is obviously missing from a video version (viewers in cinemas shout lines at the screen and use props--such as holding up newspapers and shooting water guns during the storm and throwing rice during a wedding scene). Watched alone as a straight movie, Rocky Horror loses a tremendous amount of its charm. Yet, for those who wish to perfect their lip-synching techniques for movie cinema performances or for those who want to gather a crowd around the TV at home for some good, old-fashioned, rowdy fun, this film can't be beat. --Jenny Brown

  • The Agony and the Ecstasy [DVD] [1965] The Agony and the Ecstasy | DVD | (12/03/2012) from £6.79  |  Saving you £3.20 (32.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Carol Reed (The Third Man) directed this 1965 portrait of the relationship between Michelangelo (Charlton Heston) and Pope Julius II (Rex Harrison), who commissioned the artist to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Based on a novel by Irving Stone, the script of The Agony and the Ecstasy plods along, juggling the dynamics between the two men along with a somewhat perfunctory love story and distracting battle sequences. Reed seems more attuned to the nuances and great pains of the artistic process, as seen in sequences of Michelangelo working. But the overall focus of the film is unfortunately fuzzy. --Tom Keogh

  • Rooney [DVD] Rooney | DVD | (03/03/2014) from £6.09  |  Saving you £6.90 (53.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Irish comedy and based on the novel ‘Rooney’ written by Catherine Cookson. Set in 1950’s Dublin John Gregson is the irrepressible James Ignatious Rooney….the hurling loving dustman. Landladies fall at his feet and it’s not due to the stench of rubbish from his daily collections………… Rooney is too much of a gentleman to bring his work home with him. No it’s the Irish Blarney his good looks and his dog. And don’t forget the hurling always at the hurling. Rooney teams up with Mr Doolan (Liam Redmond) a wealthy businessman and hurling fan and moves to a smart part of Dublin. Here he meets yet another widowed landlady and the cantankerous Grandpa (played brilliantly by the hilarious Barry Fitzgerald) who is always losing his teeth! Rooney falls for Maire (Muriel Pavlow) the landlady’s cousin and when he is selected for the Hurling Championship Final will he win both the Cup Final and the girl?

  • Quatermass And The Pit [1967] Quatermass And The Pit | DVD | (13/11/2006) from £7.03  |  Saving you £5.51 (42.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    A London subway excavation abruptly halts when construction workers unearth a cluster of prehistoric skulls and skeletons. Anthropologist Dr. Roney his assistant Barbara Judd and space expert Professor Quatermass are driven by curiosity and dig deeper to discover a strange 'missile' that is not of this earth...

  • World War II -The Nuremburg Trials [DVD] [1945] World War II -The Nuremburg Trials | DVD | (02/11/2009) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The Nuremberg trials began in 1945 and the film cameras of the victorious Allies were there to record the proceedings. The first documentary film to emerge was the Soviet film account which appeared as soon as the verdicts were given and before the full proceedings had even been completed. As might be expected, the narrative is vengeful, partisan and jingoistic. The ringing accusations of the prosecutors are illustrated by extracts from newsreels. The court room footage, however, provides t...

  • The Private Life of Henry VIII [DVD] [1933] The Private Life of Henry VIII | DVD | (27/04/2009) from £7.71  |  Saving you £5.28 (40.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Set almost entirely within the Royal Castle The Private Life Of Henry VIII tells the story of Henry's love affairs with his last five wives.

  • Caligula: Uncut Edition [DVD] [1979] Caligula: Uncut Edition | DVD | (27/07/2009) from £7.89  |  Saving you £5.10 (39.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The Most controversial film ever made as you have never seen it before. From the moment he ascends to the throne, the Emperor Caligula enforces one of the most depraved reigns in history. Depicting his descent into madness and immorality with graphic sex and violence, this unprecedented uncut edition presents a bolder and more revealing Caligula than ever before, with a pristine new transfer from recently uncovered film. Featuring a stellar cast including Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren, Peter O Toole and John Gielgud this unflinching look at the decadence of Ancient Rome will startle and amaze like no other film before.

  • The Apartment [Blu-ray] [1960] The Apartment | Blu Ray | (29/07/2013) from £5.49  |  Saving you £7.50 (57.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Romance at its most anti-romantic--that is the Billy Wilder stamp of genius, and this Best Picture Academy Award winner from 1960 is no exception. Set in a decidedly unsavoury world of corporate climbing and philandering, the great filmmaker's trenchant, witty satire-melodrama takes the office politics of a corporation and plays them out in the apartment of lonely clerk CC Baxter (Jack Lemmon). By lending out his digs to the higher-ups for nightly extramarital flings with their secretaries, Baxter has managed to ascend the business ladder faster than even he imagined. The story turns even uglier, though, when Baxter's crush on the building's melancholy elevator operator (Shirley MacLaine) runs up against her long-standing affair with the big boss (a superbly smarmy Fred MacMurray). The situation comes to a head when she tries to commit suicide in Baxter's apartment. Not the happiest or cleanest of scenarios, and one that earned the famously caustic and cynically humoured Wilder his share of outraged responses, but looking at it now, it is a funny, startlingly clear-eyed vision of urban emptiness and is unfailingly understanding of the crazy decisions our hearts sometimes make. Lemmon and MacLaine are ideally matched and while everyone cites Wilder's Some Like It Hot closing line "Nobody's perfect" as his best, MacLaine's no-nonsense final words--"Shut up and deal"--are every bit as memorable. Wilder won three Oscars for The Apartment, for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay (cowritten with long-time collaborator I A L Diamond). --Robert Abele

  • Live at Woodstock [Blu-ray] [2010] Live at Woodstock | Blu Ray | (08/03/2010) from £11.99  |  Saving you £6.00 (33.40%)  |  RRP £17.99

    live at woodstock blu-ray see larger image and other views live at woodstock blu-ray (1969)rating: nr (not rated) format:product details * format: color * language: english * aspect ratio: 1.33:1 * number of discs: 1 * rating: nr (not rated) * studio: sony legacy * dvd release date: march 9, 2010 * average customer review: no customer reviews yet. be the first. * asin: b0033agpgm * amazon.com sales rank: #47,874 in movies & tv (see bestsellers in movies & tv)

  • The Best Of Ealing Collection [DVD] The Best Of Ealing Collection | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £12.99  |  Saving you £17.89 (51.10%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Titles Comprise: Kind Hearts And Coronets: Set in the stately Edwardian era Kind Hearts And Coronets is black comedy at is best with the most articulate and literate of all Ealing screenplays. Sir Alec Guinness gives a virtuoso performance in his Ealing comedy debut playing all eight victims standing between a mass-murderer and his family fortune. Considered by some to be Ealing's most perfect achievement of all the Ealing films. The Ladykillers director Alexander Mackendrick's third Ealing farce is the final comedy produced by the famous British studio and one of its most celebrated. Like the equally applauded Kind Hearts And Coronets the film is more sophisticated and blacker in tone than typically lighthearted Ealing fare (such as Mackendrick's Whiskey Galore!). Alec Guinness stars as the superbly shifty toothily threatening Professor Marcus the leader of a crime ring planning a heist. Marcus rents rooms from a sweet eccentric old lady Mrs. Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) in her crooked London house. The professor and his co-conspirators blowhard Major Courtney (Cecil Parker) creepily suave Louis (Herbert Lom) chubby Harry (Peter Sellers) and muscleman One-Round (Danny Green) pose as an unlikely string quartet using the rooms for rehearsal. Dodging Mrs. Wilberforce's constant interruptions the hoods hit upon the idea to use her in the daring daylight robbery (filmed in and around London's King's Cross station). When the old girl discovers the truth Marcus and company cannot persuade her to stay buttoned up about it and thus decide to do her in. Accompanied by a noirish cacophony of screeching trains parrots and little old ladies at afternoon tea a series of unlikely events builds to the hilarious surprising finale. The Man In The White Suit: Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness) works quietly at Michael Corland's (Michael Gough) textile mill until his mysterious costly lab experiment is discovered. Fired by Corland Stratton takes a menial job at Alan Birnley's (Cecil Parker) mill in order to continue his work on the sly. When Daphne (Joan Greenwood) Corland's fianc''e and Birnley's daughter discovers his secret she threatens to expose Stratton. The desperate scientist reveals to Daphne that he has invented an indestructible cloth that never gets dirty. Close to realizing his vision Stratton celebrates by having a white suit made of the fabric (because it repels dye). The trouble however is just beginning. The lowly mill workers (who spout market economics in rough accents) fear for their jobs while the mill owners led by the decrepit Godfather-esque Sir John Kierlaw (Ernest Thesiger) worry about their profits. Passport To Pimlico: An archaic document found in a bombsite reveals that the London district of Pimlico has for centuries technically been part of France. The local residents embrace their new found continental status seeing it as a way to avoid the drabness austerity and rationing of post-war England. The authorities do not however share their enthusiasm... The Lavender Hill Mob: Mr. Holland (Alec Guinness) has supervised the bank's bullion run for years. He is fussy and unnecessarily overprotective but everyone knows he is absolutely trustworthy. And so on the day the bullion truck is robbed he is the last person to be suspected. But there is another side to Mr. Holland; he is also Dutch the leader of the Lavender Hill Mob.

  • Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman [1943] Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman | DVD | (05/05/2008) from £5.59  |  Saving you £4.40 (44.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)

  • Billion Dollar Brain [1967] Billion Dollar Brain | DVD | (06/09/2004) from £5.99  |  Saving you £7.00 (53.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Ken Russell's big budget film is an adaptation of Len Deighton's novel a sequel to 'The Ipcress File' in which Michael Caine reprises his role as bespectacled British Intelligence officer Harry Palmer this time stumbling into a plot to overthrow the Soviet Communist regime using a supercomputer. But who is working for whom and will Harry live long enough to find out?

  • Young At Heart [1954] Young At Heart | DVD | (08/03/2004) from £21.98  |  Saving you £-3.99 (-22.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Barney Sloan (Frank Sinatra) is a cynical down-on-his-luck musician who reluctantly agrees to help his composer friend Alex Burke (Gig Young) with a new comedy he is working on. However Barney gains a new perspective on life and love when he meets Alex's irrepressibly perky fiancee Laurie (Doris Day) - and promptly falls in love with her! A musical remake of the 1938 film 'Four Daughters' with Sinatra offering definitively gloomy renditions of 'Someone to Watch Over Me' and 'One More for My Baby' before Day manages to put a smile on his face featuring a superb score written by Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin.

  • How To Steal a Million [DVD] [1966] How To Steal a Million | DVD | (09/04/2012) from £6.79  |  Saving you £3.20 (32.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    William Wyler, one of Hollywood's greatest directors, deftly blends comedy, visual shenanigans, suspense and romance in this captivating tongue-in-cheek crime caper starring Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole.The daughter (Hepburn) of a wealthy Frenchman (Hugh Griffith) who creates counterfeit art learns her father is in danger of being exposed as a crook. She decides to steal the family's forged Cellini sculpture from a museum before experts can examine it and enlists a society burglar (O'Toole) to help her. Eli Wallach and Charles Boyer co-star in this classic Hepburn comedy shot in authentic Paris locations.

  • Proud Valley [DVD] [1939] Proud Valley | DVD | (11/01/2010) from £14.29  |  Saving you £1.70 (10.60%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The Proud Valley

  • Stanley Kubrick Special Edition Box Set Stanley Kubrick Special Edition Box Set | DVD | (03/03/2008) from £16.99  |  Saving you £34.00 (66.70%)  |  RRP £50.99

    Titles Comprise: 2001: A Space Odyssey: When a large black monolith is found beneath the surface of the moon the reaction immediately is that it was intentionally buried. When the point of origin is confirmed as Jupiter an expedition is sent in hopes of finding the source. When Dr. David Bowman discovers faults in the expeditionary space craft's communications system he discovers more than he ever wanted to know. A Clockwork Orange: Stomping whomping stealing singing tap-dancing violating Derby-topped teddy-boy hooligan Alex (Malcolm McDowell) has his own way of having a good time. He has it at the tragic expense of others. Alex's journey from amoral punk to brainwashed proper citizen forms the dynamic arc of Stanley Kubrick's future-shook vision of Anthony Burgess's novel. Unforgettable images startling musical counterpoints the fascinating language used by Alex and his pals - Kubrick shapes them into a shattering whole. The Shining: Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel up in the secluded mountains of Colorado. Jack being a family man takes his wife and son to the hotel to keep him company throughout the long and isolated nights. During their stay strange things occur when Jack's son Danny sees gruesome images powered by a force called ""The Shining"" and Jack is heavily affected by this. Along with writer's block and the demons of the hotel haunting him Jack has a complete mental breakdown and the situation takes a sinister turn for the worse. Full Metal Jacket: Full Metal Jacket begins by following the trials and tribulations of a platoon of fresh Marine Corps recruits focusing on the relationship between Gunnery Sergeant Hartman and Privates Pyle and Joker. We see Pyle grow into an instrument of death as Hartman has foreseen of all of his recruits. Through Pyle's torment and Joker's unwillingness to stand up against it the climax of part one is achieved with all three main characters deciding their fates by their action or inaction. The second chapter of Full Metal Jacket delves into Joker's psyche and the repeated referral to the fact that he joined the Corps to become a killer. When his mostly behind the scenes job as a combat correspondent is interfered with by the Tet offensive he is thrust into real combat and ultimately must choose if he really is a killer. Eyes Wide Shut: Sexual jolts disrupt Manhattan physician Bill Harford (Tom Cruise)'s equilibrium. At an elegant Christmas party two ""models"" hit on him he watches a Lothario try to pick up his tipsy wife he aids a woman sprawled naked in a bathroom after an overdose. The next night his wife (Nicole Kidman) reveals sexual fantasies with a stranger; a dead patient's daughter throws herself at him; as he walks brooding six teen boys hurl homophobic insults at him; a streetwalker takes him to her flat; he interrupts men having a sex party with a girl barely in her teens. His

  • Tammy and the Bachelor [DVD] Tammy and the Bachelor | DVD | (24/05/2010) from £8.19  |  Saving you £6.80 (45.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    After Tammy (Debbie Reynolds - Singin' in the Rain) and her Grandpa (Walter Brennan - Rio Bravo) find Peter Brent (Leslie Nielsen - Naked Gun) alone and unconscious near their Mississippi home they take him in and restore him to health. But when Grandpa is arrested for bootlegging Tammy is forced to leave their riverside shack and goes to stay with Peter and his family in luxurious new surroundings. But will Tammy ever feel at home in high society and how will she cope with the first stirrings of love? This beloved romantic comedy (originally released in the UK as Tammy) was a huge hit on its original release along with its chart-topping title song. Tammy and the Bachelor is a delightful classic for all generations and is now available for the first time for home viewing in the UK.

  • A Town Like Alice [1956] A Town Like Alice | DVD | (24/07/2006) from £7.48  |  Saving you £5.51 (42.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Virginia McKenna and Peter Finch star in this moving story about a party of women compelled to trek through the Malayan jungle during World War II as no Japanese office will take responsibility for their care. Based on Nevil Shute's best selling novel the film tells how the women come to terms with their hardships and how they are befriended by a tough Australian prisoner of war who dreams of returning to his home town of Alice Springs...

  • Till Death Us Do Part [1969] Till Death Us Do Part | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £6.48  |  Saving you £6.51 (50.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The world according to Alf Garnett - the most opinionated loud-mouthed and prejudiced bigot in all comedy creation! Londoner Alf chronicles the hilarious history of the put-upon Garnett family from the war with Hitler to another battle with the Germans - the 1966 World Cup Final!

  • Brief Encounter [DVD] [1974] Brief Encounter | DVD | (22/06/2009) from £8.29  |  Saving you £1.70 (17.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    When unhappily married doctor Alec Harvey (Burton) removes a piece of grit from the eye of fellow train-traveller Anna Jesson (Loren) little do they suspect that this chance encounter will turn into a passionate relationship. Alec relentlessly pursues Anna but she is tormented by guilt as the fantasy dream becomes a nightmare of deceit and she realises she is betraying both her husband and children. Based on the 1936 Noel Coward playlet Still Life.

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