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  • The Graduate 50th Anniversary Edition [DVD] [1967] The Graduate 50th Anniversary Edition | DVD | (14/08/2017) from £11.48  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Few films have defined a generation as much as The Graduate did. The alienation, the nonconformity, the intergenerational romance, the blissful Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack--they all served to lob a cultural grenade smack into the middle of 1967 America, ultimately making the film the third most profitable up to that time. Seen from a later perspective, its radical chic has dimmed a bit, yet it's still a joy to see Dustin Hoffman's bemused Benjamin and Anne Bancroft's deliciously decadent, sardonic Mrs Robinson. The script by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham is still offbeat and dryly funny and Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for his direction, has just the right, light touch. --Anne Hurley, Amazon.com

  • Rocky Horror Picture Show - 40th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [1975] Rocky Horror Picture Show - 40th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (05/10/2015) from £9.11  |  Saving you £5.88 (39.20%)  |  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

  • Woodstock Diaries [DVD] [1969] Woodstock Diaries | DVD | (03/08/2009) from £10.25  |  Saving you £5.10 (31.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    August 15th 1969 was a day that went down in popular music culture when nearly 500 000 people descended on the infamous site of Woodstock to listen to 26 now-legendary artists over a 3 day period. An enthralling documentary about the creation of Woodstock it contains drama humour and recaptures those heady days of the hippie movement when young people really believed that they could change the world. Amazingly this historic event almost never happened. A series of near-catastrophes conspired to derail the Woodstock Festival which were prevented by the sheer determination and temerity of several key players. Featuring Performances/Live Footage by: Richie Havens John Sebastian Santana Canned Heat Mountain Janis Joplin The Who Joe Cocker Sha-Na-Na Johnny Winter The Incredible String Band Jimi Hendrix Crosby Stills Nash Young and many more

  • The Dictator [Blu-ray] The Dictator | Blu Ray | (07/01/2013) from £3.09  |  Saving you £23.90 (88.60%)  |  RRP £26.99

    From the creators of Borat comes the hilarious story of a North African dictator (Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat, Brno, Da Ali G Show) who, on a visit to New York, is stripped of his power and forced to get a real job at a Brooklyn health food store. Special Features: Deleted and Extended Scenes (HD) MUSIC VIDEO - Best Love Song Your Money Is On The Dresser (HD) Larry King Interview (HD)

  • Funny Face [Blu-ray] [1957] [Region Free] Funny Face | Blu Ray | (10/09/2013) from £7.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (60.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Fred Astaire plays a fashion photographer based on real-life cameraman Richard Avedon, in this entertaining musical directed by Stanley Donen (Singin' in the Rain). The story finds Astaire's character turning Audrey Hepburn into a chic Paris model--not a tough premise to buy, especially within this film's air of enchantment and surrounded by a great Gershwin score. Based on an unproduced play, this is one of the best films from the latter part of Astaire's career. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • Doctor Who - Time-Flight & Arc of Infinity Doctor Who - Time-Flight & Arc of Infinity | DVD | (06/08/2007) from £9.99  |  Saving you £20.00 (66.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Time Flight: The Doctor finally manages to deliver Tegan to Heathrow Airport where he gets drawn into investigating the in-flight disappearance of a Concorde. Following the same flight path in another Concorde with the TARDIS stowed in the hold he discovers that it has been transported back millions of years into the past through a time corridor. Arc of Infinity: An antimatter creature has crossed into normal space via a phenomenon known as the Arc of Infinity but needs to bond physically with a Time Lord in order to remain stable. A traitor on Gallifrey has chosen the Doctor as the victim.

  • The Gunfighter [DVD] [1950] The Gunfighter | DVD | (05/11/2012) from £5.73  |  Saving you £4.26 (42.60%)  |  RRP £9.99

    <i>His only friend was his gun... His only refuge - a woman's heart!</i> Gregory Peck stars as Jimmy Ringo, one of the fastest draws in the West but desperately sick of killing and lonely traveling. Throughout encounters with old friends, new enemies, his estranged wife, and his first meeting with his only child, Peck offers an intricate portrait of a man with deep regrets about his own past.

  • A Man For All Seasons [1966] A Man For All Seasons | DVD | (12/02/2007) from £4.15  |  Saving you £8.84 (68.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

    A Man For All Seasons: a motion picture for all time! Winner of six Academy Awards - including 1966 Best Picture - 'A Man For All Seasons' stars Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More a respected English statesman whose steadfast refusal to recognise King Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn cost him his head. Featuring an all-star supporting cast - Wendy Hiller Leo McKern Robert Shaw Orson Welles Susannah York and Vanessa Redgrave - and directed by two-time Oscar-winner Fred Zinnemann Robert Bolt's A Man For All Seasons is ""a picture that inspires admiration courage and thought."" - The New York Times.

  • Morecambe & Wise: The Movie Collection [DVD] [1965] Morecambe & Wise: The Movie Collection | DVD | (13/08/2012) from £9.69  |  Saving you £6.30 (39.40%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The Intelligence Men: Morecambe and Wise are special agents 00, oh oh! in this hilarious spy caper. James Bond has nothing to fear when Eric and Ernie get mixed up with Colonel Grant, MI5 and the KGB. Their task: to protect the Ballerina Madam Petrovna, the idol of the Russian people, and God help Madam Petrovna. Her life is in the hands of two of the world's most incompetent spies, dressed as Ballerina's and one of them showing off his short fat hairy legs. Intelligence work has never been so funny as when Britain's best loved comedy duo get involved in the world of spying!That Riviera Touch: Eric and Ernie star as a pair of traffic wardens, heading for far away shores after giving a parking ticket to someone of royal rank by mistake. They set off in a 'vintage' car, and are soon spotted by a gang of jewel thieves who see in Eric, Ernie and their decrepit motor car the perfect cover for smuggling stolen goods. As the two settle into their villa, a rival gang begins to stalk them. Eric and Ernie must foil all the crooks, who become most anxious when Eric wins in the casino and plans to buy a new car!The Magnificent Two: Not only do our two amigos, Eric and Ernie, find themselves selling toys to make ends meet, but they end up selling them in Latin America. The land where revolutions are the national sport and the seoritas the national past time. Things can only become more bizarre when Eric is persuaded by a hot blooded Latin beauty, and the threat of being shot, to pose as a dead rebel leader...

  • Trapped [DVD] Trapped | DVD | (24/08/2009) from £6.93  |  Saving you £1.06 (13.30%)  |  RRP £7.99

    Starring Lloyd Bridges Trapped is taut unpretentious film noir directed by Richard Fleischer. The film begins in semi-documentary style explaining the workings of the U.S. Treasury Department and then follows the chain of events set in motion when a forged 20 dollar bill is discovered in California. However it takes a dramatic turn when treasury agents in Washington D.C. recognise the source of the forged bill and travel to a penitentiary in Atlanta to interview forger Tris Stewart (Lloyd Bridges). The agents engineer a fake escape for Stewart so that he can lead them to the source of the forgeries. But Stewart has others ideas and slips his minders.

  • Since You Went Away [1944] Since You Went Away | DVD | (31/03/2008) from £3.40  |  Saving you £1.59 (31.90%)  |  RRP £4.99

    With her husband Tim off at war Anne Hilton (Colbert) struggles to be a pillar of strength for her daughters Jane (Jones) and Bridget (Temple). During America's darkest hours she bravely steers her girls through heartbreak and hardships as she eagerly awaits news from overseas and wonders if life will ever be the same.

  • Breakfast At Tiffany's [DVD] [1961] Breakfast At Tiffany's | DVD | (14/09/2009) from £3.39  |  Saving you £5.01 (50.20%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Holly is a deliciously eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. George Peppard plays her nextdoor neighbour a writer who is 'sponsored' by wealthy Patricia Neal. Guessing who's the right man for Holly is easy. Seeing just how that romance blossoms is one of the enduring delights of this classic set to Henry Mancini's Oscar-winning score and the Oscar-winning Mancini/Johnny Mercer song 'Moon River'. The names Audrey Hepburn and Holly Golightly have become synonymous since this dazzling romantic comedy was translated to the screen from Truman Capote's best-selling novella.

  • Curse Of Frankenstein, The / Horror Of Dracula / The Mummy [1958] Curse Of Frankenstein, The / Horror Of Dracula / The Mummy | DVD | (21/10/2002) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £30.99

    The Curse Of Frankenstein: (WS 1.85:1 Dolby Digital (1.0) Mono: English 80 mins) Following his partner's denouncement of their research into the secret of life the monstrous Frankenstein becomes more and more obsessed with the sinister experiments. Drawn deeper into madness by his dark work Frankenstein decides to create a man who is a superior being. Committing unimaginable horrors to complete the experiment Frankenstein has to face the consequences of playing god when the monster awakes... Dracula: (WS 1.85:1 Dolby Digital (1.0) Mono: English 79 mins) Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing Britain's premier masters of the macabre bring Dracula to vivid full-colour death in this retelling of Bram Stoker's spellbinding vampire tale. Dracula (Lee) a centuries-old nobleman damned to an eternal half-life travels from his native Transylvania to London. In the lurid nightlife of his adopted city he finds new victims. He also finds Dr. Van Helsing (Cushing) a scientist who becomes the count's impeccable foe in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. The Mummy: (WS 1.85:1 Dolby Digital (1.0) Mono: English 85 mins) Egypt 1895: An archaeological expedition led by Stephen Banning (Felix Aylmer) and his son John (Peter Cushing) discover the 4000-year-old tomb of Princess Ananka. Ignoring warnings from a mysterious Egyptian that He who robs the graves of Egypt dies they enter the tomb. Whilst alone in the tomb Stephen Banning finds and reads the ancient 'Scroll of Life' and suddenly suffers a breakdown. Three years later John Banning visits his father confined to a nursing home since his return from Egypt and is warned that a 'living mummy' guarded the tomb of Ananka and will avenge those who desecrate it's Princess's tomb. Unknown to the Bannings Mehemet Bey has transported the mummy (Christopher Lee) to England and revives it using the 'Scroll of Life'. That night Stephen Banning is brutally murdered by the mummy. When his uncle suffers the same fate John Banning realises that his life is now in danger. He also discovers that his wife Isobel will be confronted by the 4000 year-old mummy as it embarks on a night of terror and murderous retribution...

  • River of No Return [DVD] [1954] River of No Return | DVD | (23/07/2012) from £5.39  |  Saving you £4.60 (46.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Recently widowed Matt Calder (Robert Mitchum) and his young son begin a new life in the breathtaking rugged Northwest wilderness where Matt is robbed and beaten by ruthless gambler Harry Weston (Rory Calhoun). When Weston's beautiful fiance (Marilyn Monroe) then decides to nurse Calder back to health, the insanely jealous Weston risks all their lives by taking them on a ride down a treacherous river...

  • Cliff Richard DVD Collection - The Young Ones / Summer Holiday / Wonderful Life [1961] Cliff Richard DVD Collection - The Young Ones / Summer Holiday / Wonderful Life | DVD | (05/08/2002) from £26.99  |  Saving you £-12.00 (-66.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    The three nostalgic British musicals in the Cliff Richard DVD Collection are a good reminder that, thanks to a few short years in the 1960s, Sir Cliff can legitimately include "film star" on his already exceptional show business CV. The Young Ones (1961), Summer Holiday (1963) and Wonderful Life (1964) would make tame fare for a teen audience today, but they retain a polished and honest charm which might surprise the sharpest of cynics. First and foremost, of course, they were Cliff Richard vehicles: designed to showcase his all-round talents and capitalise on his first, heady wave of pop chart success. They are also unashamed homages to the heyday of the MGM B-musical with familiar themes: let's put on a show/save the youth club/make a film. But with up-and-coming directors Sidney Furie and Peter Yates making imaginative and sophisticated use of wide-angle camera work and fresh, snappy choreography by Herbert Ross and Gillian Lynne, they also have plenty of assets other than Cliff's wholesome appeal. There are some fine set pieces and surreal flashes, notably the history of cinema in Wonderful Life and the extraordinary mime sequence in Summer Holiday. They also tap into the very British energy of a group of young actors and dancers including Una Stubbs, Susan Hampshire, Melvyn Hayes and Richard O'Sullivan, as well as Cliff's band at the time, The Shadows. For sheer verve, they deserve to be seen on their own merits. On the DVD: The Cliff Richard DVD Collection has been pristinely restored; the colours and clarity, not to mention the use of Cinemascope, leap off the screen (aspect ratio 2.35:1). The mono soundtrack recreates the authentic bandbox sound of the 1960s. Aside from theatrical trailers, the most notable extras are directors' commentaries: actually Furie and Yates in occasionally long-winded conversation with film and music writers. Both men give fascinating insight into the film-making climate in Britain in the early 1960s.--Piers Ford

  • Cleopatra [DVD] [1963] Cleopatra | DVD | (13/05/2013) from £5.44  |  Saving you £7.50 (57.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Still the most expensive movie ever made, Cleopatra nearly bankrupted 20th Century Fox. It also scandalised the world with the very public affair of its two major stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. But Joseph L Mankiewicz's 1963 epic deserves to be remembered for more than its off-screen troubles. An extravagantly elaborate production, the sets and costumes alone are awe-inspiring; Mankiewicz's own literate screenplay draws heavily on the classics and Shakespeare; while the supporting cast, led by Rex Harrison as Caesar and Roddy McDowall as his nephew (and future emperor) Octavian, are all first-rate thespians and generally put in more convincing performances than either of the two leads. Mankiewicz's original intention was to make two three-hour films: the first being Caesar and Cleopatra, the second Antony and Cleopatra. But before the film?s completion, and following a boardroom coup worthy of Ancient Rome itself, legendary mogul Darryl F Zanuck took back control of Fox and insisted that Cleopatra be cut to a more economical length. A heartbroken Mankiewicz was forced to trim his six-hour vision down to four. This was the "roadshow" version shown at the film?s premiere and now restored here. Then following adverse criticism and pressure from cinema chains Zanuck demanded more cuts, and the final released version ran a mere three hours--half the original length. Capitalising on the feverish publicity surrounding Burton and Taylor, the shortened version played up both their on- and off-screen romance. This longer four-hour roadshow version allows for a broader view of the film, adding some depth to the politics and manipulation of the characters. But the director?s original six-hour edit has been lost. Perhaps one day it will be rediscovered in the vaults and Mankiewicz?s much-maligned movie will finally be seen the way it was meant to be. Until then, Cleopatra remains an epic curiosity rather than the complete spectacle it should be.

  • The Third Man [1949] The Third Man | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £7.43  |  Saving you £9.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £17.99

    This classic noir mystery from the team of Carol Reed and Graham Greene is regarded to be the best filmwork of both of these extreme talents. The Third Man features Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins a pulp novelist who has come to post-WWII Vienna with the promise of work from his friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles). When he finds that Lime has just been killed in a questionable car accident he decides to remain in the city to investigate his friend's mysterious death. The Third Man is a masterpiece of melancholia featuring extraordinary writing acting and directing as well as a classic zither score by Anton Karas.

  • Passport To Pimlico (SPECIAL EDITION) [Blu-ray] Passport To Pimlico (SPECIAL EDITION) | Blu Ray | (11/06/2012) from £11.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (40.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    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...A whimsical and charming British film, 'Passport To Pimlico' is one of the finest examples of the classic Ealing comedies.

  • The Devil Rides Out [1968] The Devil Rides Out | DVD | (23/10/2006) from £7.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (38.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Revered as one of the best horror films produced by Hammer Studios The Devil Rides Out is a chilling battle between good and evil. Christopher Lee perhaps best known for his role as Dracula gets to show his good side as the heroic and cavalier Duc de Richleau who maintains the air of a gentleman throughout his tireless battle with a Satanic coven led by the wonderfully villainous Mocata (Charles Gray).

  • 101 Dalmatians Platinum Edition - Deluxe Book Pack [1961] 101 Dalmatians Platinum Edition - Deluxe Book Pack | DVD | (03/03/2008) from £22.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £24.99

    101 Dalmatians is back in this special Deluxe Book pack! Relive this classic animated tale about Pongo Perdita and their family of Dalmatians! When Pongo and Perdita a pair of adorable Dalmatians play Cupid for their human pets wedding bells soon ring! In a short time the dogs become the proud parents of 15 winsome puppies but their happiness is short-lived. The wicked Cruella De Vil wants to buy the all puppies - to make a coat! When her dastardly offer is turned down she orders her bumbling henchmen Horace and Jasper to abscond with the puppies as well as every other Dalmatian puppy in London. Pongo and Perdita must rally a network of animals across England with the 'twilight bark' to help find Cruella's secret hideaway and rescue 99 precious puppies.

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