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  • The Goose Steps Out - 75th Anniversary (Digitally Restored) [Blu-ray] [1942] The Goose Steps Out - 75th Anniversary (Digitally Restored) | Blu Ray | (15/05/2017) from £11.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Comedy legend Will Hay stars as William Potts, a hapless, clumsy schoolteacher, who just happens to be an identical body double for a notorious German Nazi general. When the army is made aware of this uncanny resemblance to the German, who they are currently holding prisoner; they decide to drop the reluctant Mr Potts behind enemy lines. His deadly mission is to find and retrieve information on a secret weapon that the Germans are planning to use. But whilst impersonating the Nazi general, William Potts manages to infiltrate the college of Hitler Youth. He also manages to make a big impression on the students who are being trained as spies and are learning how to fit into British society. Luckily Mr Potts is at hand to give them lots of handy hints in honour of the war effort! Extras: Interview with Graham Rinaldi Go to Blazes Will Hay short BBC Radio 3 The Essay: British Film Comedians Will Hay Audio Featurette by Simon Heffer

  • Hello Dolly [1969] Hello Dolly | DVD | (20/05/2002) from £9.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £15.99

  • A Song To Remember (Region 2 & 4) [DVD] [1945] A Song To Remember (Region 2 & 4) | DVD | (07/10/2013) from £3.00  |  Saving you £9.99 (76.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Cornel Wilde, Paul Muni and Merle Oberon: a classic line-up of ageless talent in a film that has become an evergreen to millions of music lovers. It's the true story of Frederic Chopin, towering romantic pianist and composer, frail in body but fiery in spirit. It's the story of his eternal music, of the brilliant women who inspired it, of his fight for the freedom of his beloved Poland and his tragic death in the full flower of his genius. Charles Vidor, finest of all romantic film-makers, directs.

  • Citizen Kane [DVD] Citizen Kane | DVD | (29/08/2016) from £5.19  |  Saving you £1.80 (25.80%)  |  RRP £6.99

    Arguably the greatest of American films, Orson Welles' 1941 masterpiece, made when he was only 25, still unfurls like a dream and carries the viewer along the mysterious currents of time and memory to reach a mature (if ambiguous) conclusion: people are the sum of their contradictions and can't be known easily. Welles plays newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane, taken from his mother as a boy and made the ward of a rich industrialist. The result is that every well-meaning or tyrannical or self-destructive move he makes for the rest of his life appears in some way to be a reaction to that deeply wounding event. Written by Welles and Herman J. Mankiewicz, and photographed by Gregg Toland, the film is the sum of Welles's awesome ambitions as an artist in Hollywood. He pushes the limits of then-available technology to create a true magic show, a visual and aural feast that almost seems to be rising up from a viewer's subconscious. As Kane, Welles even ushers in the influence of Bertolt Brechton film acting. This is truly a one-of-a-kind work, and in many ways is still the most modern of modern films this century. --Tom Keogh

  • Whatever Happened To Baby Jane [1962] Whatever Happened To Baby Jane | DVD | (17/07/2006) from £6.52  |  Saving you £9.47 (59.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Sister sister oh so fair why is there blood all over your hair? The film that paired two of the greatest screen-actresses not only lived up to its promise but provided years of Hollywood gossip at the expense of the two warring stars! Baby Jane (Davis) was a child star. When she grows up she is forgotten by the public. Instead her sister Blanche (Crawford) becomes famous as a Hollywood actress overshadowing her sister who is increasingly bitter. After a mysterious car ac

  • Cary Grant: The Movie Collection [DVD] Cary Grant: The Movie Collection | DVD | (29/09/2014) from £29.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Compilation box set containing 19 specially selected films starring Cary Grant including: She Done Him Wrong/ Mr Lucky/ Father Goose/ Indiscreet/ Operation Petticoat/ That Touch of Mink/ The Grass is Greener/ Blonde Venus/ Charade/ Suspicion/ I'm No Angel/ The Last Outpost/ In Name Only/ None But The Lonely Heart/ Once Upon a Honeymoon/ Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House/ Sylvia Scarlett/ My Favorite Wife/ Bringing Up Baby)

  • Sunrise (Dual Format Blu-ray+DVD) [Masters of Cinema] Sunrise (Dual Format Blu-ray+DVD) | Blu Ray | (12/09/2011) from £10.29  |  Saving you £4.70 (31.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    This new edition of Sunrise (for the first time anywhere in the world on Blu-ray) contains two versions of the film: the previously released Movietone version and an alternate silent version of the film, recently discovered in the Czech Republic, of a higher visualquality than any other known source.The culmination of one of the greatest careers in film history, F. W. Murnau’s Sunrise blends a story of fable-like simplicity with unparalleled visual imagination and technical ingenuity. Invited to Hollywood by William Fox and given total artistic freedom on any project he wished, Murnau’s tale of the idyllic marriage of a peasant couple (George O’Brien and Janet Gaynor) threatened by a vamp-like seductress from the city (Margaret Livingston) created a milestone of film expressionism.Made in the twilight of the silent era, Sunrise became both a swan song for a vanishing medium and one of the few films to instantly achieve legendary status. Winner of three Oscars for Best Actress (Gaynor), Cinematography, and a never-repeated award for “Unique and Artistic Picture”, its influence and stature has only grown with each passing year. SPECIAL DUAL FORMAT EDITION: Film-restored HD transfers of two different versions: Movietone and Czech Original English intertitles on the Movietone and optional English subtitles on the Czech Original Movietone score (mono) + alternate Olympic Chamber Orchestra score (stereo) Full-length audio commentary by cinematographer John Bailey on the Movietone version Rare outtakes with John Bailey commentary Murnau’s 4 Devils: Traces of a Lost Film – Janet Bergstrom’s updated documentary Original theatrical trailer 20-page booklet with details of the film restorations and comparison of versions

  • Poldark - Complete Series 1-2 [DVD] [1977] Poldark - Complete Series 1-2 | DVD | (22/06/2015) from £10.09  |  Saving you £-0.09 (-0.90%)  |  RRP £10

    The entire first and second series of this romantic TV drama series set in 1780s Cornwall. The story begins when Ross Poldark (Robin Ellis) returns from the American War of Independence to claim his inheritance and marry his fiancée Elizabeth (Jill Townsend). However during his two year absence false reports of Poldark's death have been circulated and Elizabeth has found comfort in the arms of another.

  • Ladies Who Do [1963] Ladies Who Do | DVD | (24/03/2008) from £10.55  |  Saving you £2.44 (18.80%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Whilst financier James Ryder (Harry H. Corbett) discusses a potential take-over deal he is unaware that Mrs. Cragg (Peggy Mount) is busy polishing the floor beneath his desk. After Ryder leaves Mrs Cragg retrieves an un-smoked cigar from the wastepaper bin wraps it in a crumpled telegram and takes it for her next cleaning client Colonel Whitforth (Robert Morley). The Colonel gladly accepts the cigar but is even more excited by the contents of the telegram which allow him and Mrs Cragg to make a cool ''5 000 on the stock market! But when the city financiers decide to redevelop the cleaners' houses they soon find out that the ladies who do will not be moved!

  • Becket [1964] Becket | DVD | (14/05/2007) from £6.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (61.10%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Unavailable on any format for 20 years Becket makes its worldwide DVD premiere following extensive restoration aided by Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation. Becket Becket is one of the great historical epics and features one of cinema's most legendary pairings; Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole. The story tells of the tempestuous friendship between King Henry. The King appoints his trusted companion to the esteemed position of Archbishop of Canterbury believing his loyalty will give him control over the church. However Becket takes his new duties seriously and his devotion to God soon brings him into direct conflict with the State and his lifelong friend.

  • The Day The Earth Stood Still [Blu-ray] [1951] The Day The Earth Stood Still | Blu Ray | (20/04/2009) from £5.99  |  Saving you £13.99 (70.00%)  |  RRP £19.98

    From Out Of Space... A Warning And An Ultimatum! A spacecraft lands in Washington D.C. and an alien emerges flanked by a menacing robot with destructive capabilities far beyond anyone's imagination. So begins the science-fiction thriller The Day The Earth Stood Still a classic atomic movie from the 50s that would go on to inspire alien-invasion films for decades to come. Rebuffed in his efforts to meet the world's leaders and warn them of the earth's impending doom the alien Klaatu (Michael Rennie) takes to the streets. Klaatu's plea for peace is embraced by a pretty young woman (Patricia Neal) and an eminent scientist (Sam Jaffe) but the rest of humanity reacts with mistrust fear and violence. With time running out Klaatu is forced to demonstrate his awesome powers in a mind-boggling display teaching all of mankind a lesson for the ages. Watch The Day The Earth Stood Still and and you will never forget these words - Klaatu barada nikto!

  • 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

  • The Lady Vanishes [1938] The Lady Vanishes | DVD | (18/08/2008) from £4.89  |  Saving you £1.10 (18.40%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Intrigue and espionage and the effects on the lives and futures of passengers aboard a Trans-Continental Express emerge when a girl traveller (Margaret Lockwood) returning from a holiday strikes up an acquaintance with a middle-aged English governess who during the journey mysteriously disappears from her compartment. The girl seeking an explanation for the disappearance is accused of hallucinating and is nearly convinced that her new friend does not exist.

  • Genghis Khan [DVD] Genghis Khan | DVD | (07/10/2013) from £3.89  |  Saving you £9.10 (70.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Omar Sharif plays the Mongolian chieftain Genghis Khan in this spectacular re-telling of the warlord's life. Born into royalty, raised in slavery, led by prophecy, the young warlord Temujin flees the war-ravaged plains of Mongolia for the decadence and splendour of Imperial China. Held there in pampered captivity, he gains the title Genghis Khan - Prince of Conquerors - before seizing the throne of the Emperor and turning his attentions West to the empires of India, Persia and the Russian Steppes... Packed with breathtaking battle scenes and boasting a truly distinguished cast which includes James Mason, Eli Wallach, Telly Savalas, Robert Morley, Francoise Dorleac and Michael Hordern, Genghis Khan ranks with the great historical screen epics.

  • Black Orpheus [the Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1959] [Region Free] Black Orpheus | Blu Ray | (09/01/2017) from £14.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, MARCEL CAMUS' Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was a cultural event, kicking off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning. SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Optional English-dubbed soundtrack Archival interviews with director Marcel Camus and actress Marpessa Dawn New video interviews with Brazilian cinema scholar Robert Stam, jazz historian Gary Giddins, and Brazilian author Ruy Castro Looking for Black Orpheus, a French documentary about Black Orpheus's cultural and musical roots and its resonance in Brazil today Theatrical trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Atkinson Click Images to Enlarge

  • One Wild Oat [DVD] One Wild Oat | DVD | (24/09/2007) from £10.55  |  Saving you £2.44 (18.80%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Humphrey Proudfoot (Robertson Hare) is a class-conscious solicitor whose daughter falls in love with the son of a disreputable greyhound owner Alfred Gilbey (Stanley Holloway). After Humphrey fails to convince his daughter not to marry the young Gilbey he employs a private investigator in order to dig up some dirt on the womanising gambler. But his sneaky shenanigans backfire when Gilbey discovers Proudfoot's first love Emily (Irene Handl). When Emily turns up at the same time as Gilbey's mistress Gloria the two men suddenly find themselves on the same side as they struggle to keep their two women away from their wives in this classic farce!

  • Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (50th Anniversary Edition) [DVD] [1964] Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (50th Anniversary Edition) | DVD | (10/02/2014) from £7.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (55.60%)  |  RRP £17.99

    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)

  • British Transport Films Collection Vol.6 - The Art Of Travel [1952] British Transport Films Collection Vol.6 - The Art Of Travel | DVD | (26/11/2007) from £16.99  |  Saving you £3.00 (15.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Includes 'North To the Dales' 'Yorkshire Sands' 'Down To Sussex' 'The Land Of Robert Burns' 'Journey Into History' 'Midland Country' 'A City For All Season' 'Journey To The Sea' 'London For A Day' 'The Beacons And Beyond' 'A Desperate Case' 'Lancashire Coast' and 'Golfers In A Scottish Landscape'.

  • Rossini - L'Italiana in Algeri (Stotjin,Mironov,Vinco,Drole/Arnold Schonberg ChoirMahler Chamber Orchestra/Riccardo Frizza) [2006] Rossini - L'Italiana in Algeri (Stotjin,Mironov,Vinco,Drole/Arnold Schonberg ChoirMahler Chamber Orchestra/Riccardo Frizza) | DVD | (30/06/2008) from £18.05  |  Saving you £4.94 (21.50%)  |  RRP £22.99

  • The Maltese Falcon Steelbook [Blu-ray] [1941][Region Free] The Maltese Falcon Steelbook | Blu Ray | (28/01/2013) from £13.24  |  Saving you £4.75 (26.40%)  |  RRP £17.99

    A gallery of high-living lowlifes will stop at nothing to get their sweaty hands on a jewel-encrusted falcon. Detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) wants to find out why - and who'll take the fall for his partner's murder. An all-star cast (including Sydney Greenstreet, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Elisha Cook Jr.) joins Bogart in this crackling mystery masterwork written for the screen (from Dashiell Hammett's novel) and directed by John Huston. This nominee for 3 Academy Awards - Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Greenstreet) and Screenplay (Huston) - catapulted Bogart to stardom and launched Huston's directorial career. All with a bird and a bang! Special Features: Commentary by Eric Lax Sergeant York Theatrical Trailer - Warner Night at the Movies Newsreel - Warner Night at the Movies The Gay Parisian - Warner Night at the Movies Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt - Warner Night at the Movies Meet John Doughboy - Warner Night at the Movies The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird Becoming Attractions: The Trailers of Humphrey The Trailer of Humphrey Bogart - 1997 TCM Documentary Breakdowns of 1941 Make-up Tests 2/8/1943 Lux Radio Broadcast - Audio Vault 9/20/1943 Screen Guild Theater Broadcast - Audio Vault 7/3/1946 Academy Award Theater Broadcast - Audio Vault Satan Met a Lady (1936) - Theatrical Trailers

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