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  • Women in Love [Blu-ray] Women in Love | Blu Ray | (22/08/2016) from £13.79  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Before director Ken Russell's name became synonymous with cinematic extravagance and overkill, he actually directed what is one of the most passionate and involving adaptations of DH Lawrence in recent memory. Oliver Reed and Alan Bates star as friends who fall in love with a pair of sisters (Jennie Linden and Glenda Jackson, who won an Oscar for the role). But the relationships take markedly different directions, as Russell explores the nature of commitment and love. Bates and Linden learn to give themselves to each other; the more withdrawn Reed cannot, finally, connect with the demanding and challenging Jackson. Shot with great sensuality, Women in Love was surprisingly frank for its period (1970) and includes one of the most charged scenes in movie history: Bates and Reed as manly men, wrestling nude by firelight. --Marshall Fine

  • I'll Be Your Sweetheart [DVD] I'll Be Your Sweetheart | DVD | (14/05/2018) from £10.69  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Amusing musical drama set in the early 1900 s when the Music Hall scene reached its peak of popularity and superbly directed by Val Guest. At the turn of the 20th Century Bob Fielding (Michael Rennie) arrives in London determined to make it as a song publisher. He visits a music hall where he hears Edie Story (Margaret Lockwood) singing Oh Mr Porter and immediately falls for her. He acquires the rights to the song I'll Be Your Sweetheart and asks Edie to perform it, only to find that rival publisher, the sauve Jim Knight (Peter Graves) also claims the rights. Despite Jim's claim, Bob turns the song into a huge success and begins to realise his dream of being a successful publisher. However when music publishing pirates threaten Bob's business he has to fight back and only when a new copyright law is passed into law does he have a chance to rebuild his fortunes both as a music publisher and as Edie's partner. The film includes performances of the famous music hall songs, 'Mary-Anne', 'The Honeysuckle and The Bee', 'Oh Mr Porter', 'I Wouldn't Leave My Little Wooden House For You'.

  • What A Carve Up [1961] What A Carve Up | DVD | (11/08/2008) from £5.79  |  Saving you £4.20 (42.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Ernie's Uncle Gabriel has just died but to claim his inheritance he must spend the night in the ancestral family home with the rest of his rather eccentric relatives. Ernie's imagination has been affected by his constant immersion in cheap horror novels but his wildest fears turn out to be justified when the guests begin to drop dead.

  • Fiddler On The Roof [DVD] Fiddler On The Roof | DVD | (13/01/2014) from £5.89  |  Saving you £4.10 (41.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The heartwarming scenes and uplifting songs of a timeless musical masterpiece meet the spectacular sound and picture quality ofBlu-ray for the first time ever to celebrate the film’s 40th Anniversary—bursting with hours of extras that will keep you entertained from sunrise to sunset! Nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture Best Actor (Topol) and Directing (Norman Jewison) Fiddler on the Roof tells the life-affirming story of a poor Jewish milkman whose love pride and faith help him cope with the challenges of raising a family in czarist Russia.

  • Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (50th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] [1964] Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (50th Anniversary Edition) | Blu Ray | (10/02/2014) from £14.09  |  Saving you £8.90 (38.70%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Voted The Guardian's 14 Best Romantic Film of All Time. Described by director Jacques Demy as 'a film in song' the visually intoxicating The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Pays homage to the Hollywood musical in this masterpiece of French New Wave cinema. Guy Foucher (Nino Castelnuovo) a 20-year-old French auto mechanic has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery (Catherine Deneuve: Belle de Jour) an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria the pair share a passionate night. Geneviève becomes pregnant and then must choose between waiting for Guy's return or accepting an attractive offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant (Marc Michel: Lola). Special Features: Feature Geoff Andrew On Umbrellas of Cherbourg Virginie Ledoyen on Umbrellas of Cherbourg Once Upon A Time... The Umbrellas of Cherbourg The World of Jacques Demy The Restoration of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Stills gallery Trailer Trailer (2013)

  • Magical Mystery Tour [DVD] [2012] Magical Mystery Tour | DVD | (08/10/2012) from £14.98  |  Saving you £2.79 (15.50%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Songs you'll never forget, the film you've never seen and a story that's never been heard. In 1967, in the wake of the extraordinary impact of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album and the Our World satellite broadcast of All You Need Is Love, The Beatles devised, wrote and directed their third film, Magical Mystery Tour, a dreamlike story of a coach day trip to the seaside. Apple Films have fully restored the long out-of-print, classic feature film for October 8th release worldwide...

  • All About Eve [DVD] [1950] All About Eve | DVD | (23/07/2012) from £5.34  |  Saving you £4.65 (46.50%)  |  RRP £9.99

    An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

  • Doctor Zhivago [2002] Doctor Zhivago | DVD | (15/09/2008) from £4.79  |  Saving you £10.20 (68.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Stunning adaptation of Boris Pasternak's most celebrated novel scripted by acclaimed dramatist Andrew Davies (Pride And Prejudice Bridget Jones's Diary Othello). The sweep and scale of the Russian Revolution acts as the backdrop for the intense and ultimately heart-breaking love story of Doctor Yury Zhivago the physician and poet who wrestles with the anguish of being torn between the love of two women Tonya and Lara. Starring Sam Neill Keira Knightley and Hans Matheson. Now the winner of 4 major awards from the New York Film Festivals 2004.

  • Here Comes Mr Jordan [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1941] Here Comes Mr Jordan | Blu Ray | (20/06/2016) from £17.75  |  Saving you £10.00 (35.70%)  |  RRP £27.99

    A sophisticated supernatural Hollywood comedy whose influence continues to be felt, Here Comes Mr. Jordan stars the eminently versatile Robert Montgomery as a working-class boxer and amateur aviator whose plane crashes in a freak accident. He finds himself in heaven but is told, by a wry angel named Mr. Jordan (Claude Rains), that his death was a clerical error, and that he can return to earth by entering the body of a corrupt (and about-to-be-murdered) bankerwhose soul could use a transplant. Having inspired a sequel with Rita Hayworth and two remakes (the first starring Warren Beatty and the second Chris Rock), Alexander Hall's effervescent Here Comes Mr. Jordan is comic perfection. Special Features: New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New conversation between critic Michael Sragow and independent filmmaker Michael Schlesinger Audio interview from 1991 in which actor Elizabeth Montgomery discusses her father, actor Robert Montgomery Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of Here Comes Mr. Jordan from 1942 starring Cary Grant, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, and James Gleason Trailer PLUS: An essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme Click Images to Enlarge

  • Bob Le Flambeur [1955] Bob Le Flambeur | DVD | (13/11/2006) from £7.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (60.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Once a renowned criminal Bob the Gambler now contents himself with gambling frequenting casinos in the shady districts of Paris. He is convinced his gangster days are over - until he meets up with an old accomplice who has news which interests him. The casino at Deauville has a safe which is loaded with several hundred million francs. Short of cash Bob decides to plan one last great robbery. He recruits a number of former fellow criminals and plans the theft to the greatest detail. Unfortunately on the day of the robbery things rapidly begin to go wrong. Bob's luck appears to have taken an unexpected turn - for the better.

  • Doris Day - Essential Collection [DVD] Doris Day - Essential Collection | DVD | (05/09/2011) from £10.35  |  Saving you £39.64 (79.30%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Titles Comprise:Young at Heart: Doris Day and Frank Sinatra in Young at Heart with Gig Young Ethel Barrymore Dorothy Malone Robert Keith Elisabeth Fraser Alan Hale, Jr. Includes songs by Cole Porter George Gershwin Ira Gershwin Harold Arlen Johnny Mercer Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein and Lenore Coffee Adaptation by Liam O'Brien From a story by Fannie Hurst Produced by Henry Blanke Directed by Gordon DouglasThat Touch of Mink: A breezy, stylish comedy that's rich with romantic delights. Co-starring Cary Grant.Lover Come Back: Romantic comedy with Doris Day and Rock Hudson as two Madison Avenue advertising rivals.Pillow Talk: The uninhibited story of a carefree bachelor and a carefree career girl and the hilarious things that happen when they tangle.

  • The Thomas Crown Affair [Blu-ray] [1968] The Thomas Crown Affair | Blu Ray | (02/09/2013) from £9.59  |  Saving you £3.40 (26.20%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Millionaire businessman Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) is also a high-stakes thief; his latest caper is an elaborate heist at a Boston bank. Why does he do it? For the same reason he flies gliders, bets on golf strokes and races dune buggies: he needs the thrill to feel alive. Insurance investigator Vicky Anderson (Faye Dunaway) gets her own thrills by busting crooks, and she's got Crown in her cross hairs. Naturally, these two will get it on, because they have a lot in common: they're not people, they're walking clothes racks. (McQueen looks like he'd rather be in jeans than Crown's natty three-piece suits.) The Thomas Crown Affair is a catalogue of 60s conventions, from its clipped editing style to its photographic trickery (the inventive Haskell Wexler behind the camera) to its mod design. You can almost sense director Norman Jewison deciding to "tell his story visually," like those newfangled European films; this would explain the long passages of Michel Legrand's lounge jazz ladled over endless montages of the pretty Dunaway and McQueen at play. (The opening-credits song, "Windmills of Your Mind," won an Oscar.) It's like a "What Kind of Man Reads Playboy?" ad come to life, and much more interesting as a cultural snapshot than a piece of storytelling. --Robert Horton

  • Vertigo [Blu-ray] [1958] [Region Free] Vertigo | Blu Ray | (23/09/2013) from £7.99  |  Saving you £7.00 (46.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Dreamlike and nightmarishly surreal, Vertigo is Hitchcock's most personal film because it confronts many of the convoluted psychological issues that haunted and fascinated the director. The psychological complexity and the stark truthfulness of their rampant emotions keeps these strangely obsessive characters alive on screen, and Hitchcock understood better than most their barely repressed sexual compulsions, their fascination with death and their almost overwhelming desire for transcendent love. James Stewart finds profound and disturbing new depths in his psyche as Scotty, the tortured acrophobic detective on the trail of a suicidal woman apparently possessed by the ghost of someone long dead. Kim Novak is the classical Hitchcockian blonde whose icy exterior conceals a churning, volcanic emotional core. The agonised romance of Bernard Herrmann's score accompanies the two actors as a third and vitally important character, moving the film along to its culmination in an ecstasy of Wagnerian tragedy. Of course Hitch lavished especial care on every aspect of the production, from designer Edith Head's costumes (he, like Scotty, was most insistent on the grey dress), to the specific colour scheme of each location, to the famous reverse zoom "Vertigo" effect (much imitated, never bettered). The result is Hitch's greatest work and an undisputed landmark of cinema history. On the DVD: This disc presents the superb restored print of this film in a wonderful widescreen (1.85:1) anamorphic transfer, with remastered Dolby digital soundtrack. There's a half-hour documentary made in 1996 about the painstaking two-year restoration process, plus an informative commentary from the restorers Robert Harris and James Katz, who are joined by original producer Herbert Coleman. There are also text features on the production, cast and crew, plus a trailer for the theatrical release of the restoration. This is an undeniably essential requirement for every DVD collection. --Mark Walker

  • A Bridge Too Far Steelbook [Blu-ray] [1977] A Bridge Too Far Steelbook | Blu Ray | (02/06/2014) from £12.95  |  Saving you £6.50 (28.30%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Painstakingly recreated on actual World War II battlefield locations and boasting a remarkable cast that includes Sean Connery Anthony Hopkins Robert Redford and Laurence Olivier A Bridge Too Far accurately recaptures the monumental scope excitement and danger behind Operation Market Garden - one of the biggest military gambles in history.

  • The River [1951] The River | DVD | (31/07/2006) from £9.63  |  Saving you £10.36 (51.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Director Jean Renoir's entrancing first colour film shot entirely on location in India is a visual tour de force. Based on the novel by Rumer Godden the film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the holy Bengal River around which their daily lives unfold. Enriched by Renoir's subtle understanding and appreciation for India and its peoples The River gracefully explores the fragile connections between transitory emotions and everlasting creation.

  • Charade [1963] Charade | DVD | (07/04/2008) from £3.99  |  Saving you £0.04 (0.70%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Regina Lambert (Audrey Hepburn) returns to Paris from a holiday in Switzerland to find that her husband Charles has been murdered and her house ransacked. She is later told by a CIA agent that her husband was involved in robbing $250 000 of gold from the U.S. government during World War II and the government wants it back. Later that day she is visited by Peter Joshua (Cary Grant) whom she had met briefly whilst on holiday. When her husband's ex-partners in crime who were double-crossed by Charles start harassing her about the missing money Peter offers to help find it. Thus begins an elaborate charade in which nothing is what it seems to be...

  • The Dam Busters [Blu-ray] [1954] The Dam Busters | Blu Ray | (21/09/2009) from £11.99  |  Saving you £4.00 (25.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A much-loved British classic Michael Anderson's 1954 drama captures the tension and bravery of an audacious raid on the centre of Nazi Germany's industrial complex and the quintessentially English combination of inventiveness and dogged determination. Split into two distinct sections the film deals first with the fraught but ultimately successful development of a new weapon by Dr. Barnes N. Wallis (Michael Redgrave). The second and pacier section deals with the mission itself during the British raid on the Ruhr Dams and its associated costs for the enemy and for the British airmen. Adapted by R.C. Sherriff from Paul Brickhill's book Enemy Coast Ahead and featuring superlative special effects photography by Gilbert Taylor (to say nothing of Eric Coates' stirring theme tune) The Dam Busters was Britain's biggest box-office success of 1955. Shot in black and white to allow the integration of original footage of the bomb trials the film boasts a 'gritty' documentary-style reality.

  • Hans Christian Andersen [1952] Hans Christian Andersen | DVD | (14/03/2005) from £6.29  |  Saving you £6.70 (51.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Danny Kaye plays the village cobbler who is too inventive to stick to his last. Full of songs and delight it also features a ballet performance of 'The Little Mermaid'. The music and lyrics from Frank Loesser include 'Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen' and 'The Ugly Duckling'. Oscar nominated for the song 'Thumbelina' and showcasing Kaye's brilliance as one of cinema's best-loved musical performers this is definitely one for all the family!

  • That Touch Of Mink [1962] That Touch Of Mink | DVD | (04/06/2007) from £8.49  |  Saving you £0.64 (6.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    How much should a girl sacrifice to get the man of her dreams? That's the question facing an innocent country girl (Doris Day) who is swept into the whirlwind of the rich and famous when a Rolls Royce splashes her with mud. Profound apologies come courtesy of a romantic business tycoon (Cary Grant) who becomes enchanted with the girl's simple direct manner and open honest heart. But he's not interested in marriage...and she's never been interested in anything else. It's a delicious game of cat-and-mouse as working girl and wealthy bachelor pursue each other with hilarious results. 'That Touch Of Mink' is an enchanting romantic comedy featuring wonderful performances from Hollywood favourites Cary Grant and Doris Day. Bouncy dialogue and superb supporting performances from Gig Young and Audrey Meadows earned this dazzling comedy three Oscar nominations including Best Screenplay in 1962.

  • Electra Glide In Blue [DVD] Electra Glide In Blue | DVD | (22/09/2014) from £6.29  |  Saving you £3.70 (37.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    A pint-sized police officer who would rather use his brains than his gun is put into a situation where neither can help him in this police drama. John Wintergreen (Robert Blake) is a street-smart Arizona motorcycle cop who dreams of climbing the ladder and becoming a police detective, but his ambitions are scoffed at by his partner, Zipper (Billy 'Green' Bush). Wintergreen's superiors also tend not to take him seriously due to his short stature, but when he stumbles upon the scene of a murder, he digs up enough relevant evidence to ensure his advancement to detective status. However, Wintergreen soon realizes just how corrupt his superior Poole (Mitchell Ryan) truly is, after Poole attempts to frame a local hippie, Bob Zemko (Peter Cetera), for a crime he didn't commit. Adding fuel to the fire is Poole's discovery that he and Wintergreen have both been dating the same woman, dancer-turned-barmaid Jolene (Jeannine Riley) Electra Glide In Blue was the first (and, to date, only) directorial credit for James William Guercio. Successful in the music industry as a manager and producer, Guercio was best known for his association with the top-selling jazz-rock group Chicago: several members of the band appear in the movie, as does a young Nick Nolte in a bit part. On a note of sad irony, Terry Kath, the longtime Chicago vocalist who died in 1978 from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, plays a gun-wielding killer in this film.

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