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  • The Private Life of Henry VIII [DVD] [1933] The Private Life of Henry VIII | DVD | (27/04/2009) from £7.15  |  Saving you £4.60 (35.40%)  |  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.

  • How Green Was My Valley [Blu-ray] [1941] How Green Was My Valley | Blu Ray | (28/01/2013) from £5.29  |  Saving you £7.70 (59.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor (Donald Crisp), this Hollywood milestone (Halliwell's Film Guide) from producer Darryl F. Zanuck and director John Ford is one of the finest pictures ever made (Variety). Seen through the eyes of a boy (Roddy McDowall), How Green Was My Valley is the inspiring yet heart breaking story of young parents (Donald Crisp and Sara Allgood) struggling to keep their family together as they endure severe hardship in a small Welsh mining town. Co-starring Maureen O'Hara and Walter Pidgeon, this acclaimed classic captures the sentiments and issues of its time while reminding us of the dreams, struggles and triumphs that can touch every family.

  • A Day in the Death of Joe Egg [DVD] A Day in the Death of Joe Egg | DVD | (26/09/2011) from £4.75  |  Saving you £5.24 (52.50%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Peter Nichols adapts his award-winning play to devastating effect in Peter Medak's powerful black comedy about an ordinary couple struggling to cope with a severely disabled child. School teacher Brian (Alan Bates - A kind of Loving, Georgy Girl) and his wide Sheila (Janet Suzman - Nicholas And Alexandra, The Draughtsman's Contract) are the parents of young Jo (Elizabeth Rabillard), a child afflicted with cerebral palsy. Caring for Jo threatens to overwhelm their loves, and to stay sane they rely on dark humour. But while Sheila tries to ensure that her daughter has some quality of life, Brian is increasingly obsessed with the idea that she might be better off dead...

  • The Captain's Table [DVD] The Captain's Table | DVD | (14/03/2011) from £6.15  |  Saving you £6.84 (52.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Based on the novel by Richard Gordon.

  • Cliff Richard - The Cliff Richard - The "Sing-A-Long" Collection | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £8.54  |  Saving you £14.99 (60.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The Young Ones: Nicky and his friends find their youth club threatened by a property tycoon who intends to buy it and tear it down. Determined not to be beaten they sing and dance to raise the money to save the club. After all 'young ones shouldn't be afraid to live and love while the flame is strong or they may not be young ones very long!' (Dir. Sidney J. Furie 1961) Summer Holiday: Borrowing a double decker bus for a mobile home four young mechanics search for fun in the sun from London to Athens. Bachelor Boy Cliff Richard dons his Dancing Shoes and brings a beat to the beach in the breeziest 'Summer Holiday' on record! (Dir. Peter Yates 1963) Wonderful Life: Frustrated by shooting a movie with a stuffy veteran director who's not hip to the scene Cliff and the Shadows conspire to make their own musical version! (Dir. Sidney J. Furie 1964)

  • 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.

  • The Steve Mcqueen Collection - Tom Horn / Towering Inferno / Bullitt / The Cinncinatti / Never So Few [DVD] The Steve Mcqueen Collection - Tom Horn / Towering Inferno / Bullitt / The Cinncinatti / Never So Few | DVD | (17/09/2012) from £13.59  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    UK Release 5-Disc DVD Set (Tom Horn / The Towering Inferno / Bullitt / The Cincinnati Kid / Never So Few) - TOM HORN: The saga of Tom Horn - areal-life "enforcer" of Old West days - held a particular fascination for another legend. Hollywood icon Steve McQueen starred in and executive produced what would be his next-to-last movie, a gritty, exciting recreation of Horn's latter-day career in a turn-of-the-century West where gentler ways supplanted the law of the gun - and Horn would be an unwitting victim of that change. THE TOWERING INFERNO: The world's tallest building is skyscraping testimony to ingenuity and innovation. In the hands of "Master of Disaster" film producer Irwin Allen ("The Poseidon Adventure"), it's also the world's tallest matchstick. An all-star cast gathers for this tall story of lofty dimensions: eight Academy Award nominations and three Oscars. On the night of the building's dedication, fire erupts, trapping people on the upper floors... and igniting multiple tales of heroism and loss involving a firefighter (Steve McQueen), an architect (Paul Newman) and others caught in the steel-and-glass inferno (including William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire and Jennifer Jones). With Star power, pyrotechnics and suspense in abundance, THE TOWERING INFERNO sizzled at box offices worldwide. BULLTIT: Detective Frank Bullitt's new assignment seems routine: protecting a star witness for an important trial. But before the night is out, the witness lies dying, and the cool, no-nonsense Bullitt (Steve McQueen) won't rest until the shooters - and the kingpin pulling their strings - are nailed. From opening shot to closing shootout, BULLITT crackles with authenticity: on location San Francisco filming, crisp dialogue and to-the-letter police, hospital and morgue prodcedures. An Oscar winner for Best Film Editing (1968), this razor-edged thriller features one of cinema history's most memorable car chases. Buckle up... and brace for unbeatable action.

  • Gracie Fields Collection [DVD] Gracie Fields Collection | DVD | (14/04/2014) from £14.09  |  Saving you £15.90 (53.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The Gracie Fields Collection Includes 8 Films: Love Life And Laughter Sing As We Go Sally In Our Alley Looking On The Bright Side Queen Of Hearts Look Up And Laugh The Show Goes On

  • La Strada [DVD] [1954] La Strada | DVD | (19/06/2017) from £11.48  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Considered by many to be Federico Fellini's most beautiful and powerful film, La Strada was the first film to reveal the range of Guilietta Masina, whose poignant performance as the childlike Gelsomina recalls Chaplin's Little Tramp. The bubbly, waiflike Gelsomina is a simpleton sold to the gruff, bullying circus strongman Zampanò (Anthony Quinn) as a servant and assistant. Treated no better than an animal, Gelsomina nonetheless falls in love with the brute Zampano. When they join a small circus they meet Il Matto (Richard Basehart), a clown who enchants Gelsomina and relentlessly taunts Zampanograve;, whose inability to control his hatred of Il Matto (literally, "the Fool") leads to their expulsion from the circus and eventually to the film's fateful conclusion. Masina is heartbreaking as the wide-eyed innocent, whose generous spirit and love of life leads her to try to "save" Quinn's unfeeling, brutal Zampanò. Though the film resonates with mythic and biblical dimensions, Fellini never loses sight of his characters, lovingly painted in all their frailties and failings. Fellini's lyrical style reaches back to the simple beauty of his neorealist films and looks ahead to the impressionistic fantasies of later films, but at this unique period in Fellini's career, they combine to create a poetic, tragic masterpiece. --Sean Axmaker

  • Melody [DVD] [1971] Melody | DVD | (08/05/2017) from £10.00  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Daniel (Mark Lester, Oliver!) and Ornshaw (Jack Wild, Oliver! Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), two mischievous schoolboys attending a south London comprehensive, strike up a trusting friendship despite their vastly different social backgrounds. But when Daniel falls head over heels in love with fellow pupil Melody, Ornshaw resents being neglected. Not only is their friendship compromised, but the dull, grumpy adult world that surrounds them is about to be turned upside down when ten-year-olds Daniel and Melody announce their plans to get married. Brilliantly and poignantly capturing the world of the pre-adolescent, Melody revels in the joys of youthful rebellion. Since its original release in 1971, it has gained an immense, international cult following and become one of British cinemas most cherished films. Not only was it Alan Parker's (The Commitments, Midnight Express) first screenplay, but also David Puttnam's (Chariots Of Fire, The Killing Fields) debut as a feature film producer. Melody features a fantastic, unforgettable soundtrack from The Bee Gees and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young EXTRAS: New Interviews with David Puttnam, Alan Parker, Waris Hussian and Mark Lester and Stills Gallery

  • Annie Hall [Blu-ray] [1977] Annie Hall | Blu Ray | (26/08/2013) from £6.79  |  Saving you £6.20 (47.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Annie Hall is one of the truest, most bittersweet romances on film. In it, Allen plays a thinly disguised version of himself: Alvy Singer, a successful--if neurotic--television comedian living in Manhattan. Annie (the wholesomely luminous Dianne Keaton) is a Midwestern transplant who dabbles in photography and sings in small clubs. When the two meet, the sparks are immediate--if repressed. Alone in her apartment for the first time, Alvy and Annie navigate a minefield of self-conscious "is-this-person-someone-I'd-want-to-get-involved-with?" conversation. As they speak, subtitles flash their unspoken thoughts: the likes of "I'm not smart enough for him" and "I sound like a jerk". Despite all their caution, they connect, and we're swept up in the flush of their new romance. Allen's antic sensibility shines here in a series of flashbacks to Alvy's childhood, growing up, quite literally, under a rumbling roller coaster. His boisterous Jewish family's dinner table shares a split screen with the WASP-y Hall's tight-lipped holiday table, one Alvy has joined for the first time. His position as outsider is incontestable when he looks down the table and sizes up Annie's "Grammy Hall" as "a classic Jew-hater".The relationship arcs, as does Annie's growing desire for independence. It quickly becomes clear that the two are on separate tracks, as what was once endearing becomes annoying. Annie Hall embraces Allen's central themes--his love affair with New York (and hatred of Los Angeles), how impossible relationships are, and his fear of death. But their balance is just right, the chemistry between Allen's worry-wart Alvy and Keaton's gangly, loopy Annie is one of the screen's best pairings. It couldn't be more engaging. --Susan Benson

  • The Joan Crawford Collection [DVD] [1945] The Joan Crawford Collection | DVD | (17/09/2012) from £11.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (60.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Mildred PierceA classic American novel published to tie-in with a major new SKY series starring Kate Winslet.Whatever Happened to Baby JanePossessed

  • The Thomas Crown Affair [Blu-ray] [1968] The Thomas Crown Affair | Blu Ray | (02/09/2013) from £6.09  |  Saving you £6.90 (53.10%)  |  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

  • Orphee [1950] Orphee | DVD | (30/08/2004) from £24.99  |  Saving you £-5.00 (-25.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A retelling of the Greek myth set in post-war Paris. When a famous poet falls in love with the strange Princess Death he is compelled to follow her anywhere in search of inspiration - even into the underworld.

  • Double Indemnity [Masters of Cinema] (Blu-ray) Double Indemnity (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (25/06/2012) from £10.00  |  Saving you £9.99 (50.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Director Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard) and writer Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep) adapted James M. Cain's hard-boiled novel into this wildly thrilling story of insurance man Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray), who schemes the perfect murder with the beautiful dame Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck: kill Dietrichson's husband and make off with the insurance money. But, of course, in these plots things never quite go as planned, and Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson) is the wily insurance investigator who must sort things out. From the opening scene you know Neff is doomed, as the story is told in flashback; yet, to the film's credit, this doesn't diminish any of the tension of the movie. This early film noir flick is wonderfully campy by today's standards, and the dialogue is snappy ("I thought you were smarter than the rest, Walter. But I was wrong. You're not smarter, just a little taller"), filled with lots of "dame"s and "baby"s. Stanwyck is the ultimate femme fatale, and MacMurray, despite a career largely defined by roles as a softy (notably in the TV series My Three Sons and the movie The Shaggy Dog), is convincingly cast against type as the hapless, love-struck sap. --Jenny Brown

  • His Girl Friday [1940] His Girl Friday | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £3.99  |  Saving you £-12.99 (-325.60%)  |  RRP £3.99

    His Girl Friday is one of the five greatest dialogue comedies ever made. Howard Hawks had his cast play it at breakneck speed, and audiences hyperventilate trying to finish with one laugh so they can do justice to the four that have accumulated in the meantime. Rosalind Russell, not Hawks' first choice to play Hildy Johnson--the ace newsperson whom demonic editor Walter Burns is trying to keep from quitting and getting married--is triumphant in the part, holding her own as "one of the guys" and creating an enduring feminist icon. Cary Grant's Walter Burns is a force of nature, giving a performance of such concentrated frenzy and diamond brilliance that you owe it to yourself to devote at least one viewing of the movie to watching him alone. But then you have to go back (lucky you) and watch it again for the sake of the press-room gang--Roscoe Karns, Porter Hall, Cliff Edwards, Regis Toomey, Frank Jenks, and others--the kind of ensemble work that gets character actors onto Parnassus. --Richard T Jameson, Amazon.com

  • La Strada [Blu-ray] [1954] La Strada | Blu Ray | (19/06/2017) from £12.86  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Regarded by some as Federico Fellini's finest work, and the winner of the first Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film, La Strada is a masterpiece of 20th Century filmmaking. Sold by her impoverished mother to Zampano (Anthony Quinn), a brutish fairground wrestler, waif-like Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina) lives a life of drudgery as his assistant. After taking to the road with a travelling circus, a budding relationship with Il Matto/The Fool (Richard Basehart), a gentle-natured, tightrope walking clown, offers a potential refuge from her master's clutches. Trapped by her own servile nature, Gelsomina waivers, and Zampano's volcanic temper erupts with tragic consequences. SPECIAL FEATURES: New Interview with director Julian Jarrold New Interview with Peter Matthews, Senior Lecturer, Film & Television, London College of Communication The Guardian Interview: Anthony Quinn (recorded at the BFI in 1995) Giulietta Masina 1955 Cannes interview Audio commentary by Chris Weigand on selected scenes

  • They Flew Alone (The Wings of a Woman) DVD They Flew Alone (The Wings of a Woman) DVD | DVD | (16/08/2010) from £10.85  |  Saving you £2.14 (16.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    A stirring British film based on the life of Amy Johnson won the hearts of the British public in the 1930s with her record-breaking solo flights around the world. Amy's fame takes a toll on her marriage to fellow flyer Jim Mollison a daredevil in his own right who chafes at being overshadowed by his wife.

  • Doris Day - Essential Collection [DVD] Doris Day - Essential Collection | DVD | (05/09/2011) from £12.05  |  Saving you £37.94 (75.90%)  |  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.

  • Heaven Can Wait [DVD] [1943] Heaven Can Wait | DVD | (05/11/2012) from £4.75  |  Saving you £3.20 (32.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Newly deceased playboy Henry Van Cleve (Don Ameche) presents himself to the outer offices of Hades, where he asks a bemused Satan for permission to enter the gates of hell. Though the Devil doubts Henry's sins will qualify him for eternal damnation, Henry proceeds to recount a lifetime spent wooing and pursuing women, his long, happy marriage to Martha (Gene Tierney) not withstanding. Nominated for Academy Awards for best picture and director, <b><i>Heaven Can Wait</i></b> is an enduring cl...

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