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  • Billion Dollar Brain [1967] Billion Dollar Brain | DVD | (06/09/2004) from £5.45  |  Saving you £6.20 (47.70%)  |  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?

  • Charade [1963] Charade | DVD | (14/07/2008) from £4.09  |  Saving you £0.90 (18.00%)  |  RRP £4.99

    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...

  • 12 Angry Men [Blu-ray] [1957] 12 Angry Men | Blu Ray | (03/06/2013) from £7.87  |  Saving you £2.12 (21.20%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley and Jack Klugman lead the distinctive cast of jurors whose character portrayals are perfect in every detail (The Hollywood Reporter). With its star-powered cast and three Oscar Nominations including Best Picture, 12 Angry Men is a powerful, suspenseful and fascinatingly entertaining film (Los Angeles Examiner). Eleven jurors are convinced that the defendant is guilty of murder. The twelfth has no doubt of his innocence. How can this one man steer the others toward the same conclusion? It's a case of seemingly overwhelming evidence against a teenager accused of killing his father in one of the best pictures ever made (The Hollywood Reporter).

  • Funny Girl [Blu-ray] [1968] Funny Girl | Blu Ray | (03/06/2013) from £7.75  |  Saving you £5.00 (38.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    One of the most popular movie musicals ever made is now better than ever on Blu-ray! Funny Girl follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice a role that earned Barbra Streisand the 1968 Oscar for Best Actress. Only her mother believes Fanny can make it in show business but when she gets her first break at Keeney's Music Hall her hilarious debut gets her hired as a comedienne. Fanny becomes a star falls in love and marries Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif) a handsome gambler. The film's many memorable songs include Don't Rain on My Parade and the Streisand classic People. Special Features: All-New 4K Restoration of the Feature Film - Blu-ray Mastered from 4K Source Barabra in Movieland This is Streisand

  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir [DVD] [1947] The Ghost and Mrs. Muir | DVD | (09/04/2012) from £4.75  |  Saving you £3.20 (32.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Joseph Mankiewicz's moody classic is less ghost story than romantic fantasy, a handsome 1947 drama of impossible love. Independent young widow Lucy Muir (the luminous Gene Tierney), desperate to escape her uptight in-laws, falls in love with a grand seaside house and moves in, only to discover the cantankerous ghost of the hot-tempered Captain Gregg (a histrionically flamboyant performance by Rex Harrison). Lucy refuses to let the bombastic captain frighten her away, earning his respect, his friendship, and later his love. They team up to turn the captain's salty memoirs into a bestseller, but as his affection grows he fades away, leaving Lucy free to undertake a more worldly suitor, notably a charismatic children's author (George Sanders at his smarmy smoothest) with his own guarded secret. Charles Lang's melancholy black-and-white photography and Bernard Herrmann's haunting score set the tone for this sublime adult drama, and Tierney delivers one of her most understated performances as the resolute Mrs. Muir. Mankiewicz turns this ghost story into a refreshingly mature and down-to-earth romance. --Sean Axmaker

  • They Shoot Horses Don't They? [1969] They Shoot Horses Don't They? | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £4.08  |  Saving you £1.91 (31.90%)  |  RRP £5.99

    As one of the most acclaimed films of its time Sydney Pollack's dance marathon masterpiece picked up an amazing 9 Academy Award nominations in 1969. With dazzling performances from the entire cast it is easy to see why this film is universally regarded as a true movie classic. In the dark days of the depression dance marathons became a way for desperate people to compete for prize money. Events would last for days as contestants pushed themselves beyond the point of exhaustion while the barbarous crowds watched on wagering money for sport and profit. Against this backdrop the lives of a disparate group of contestants become intertwined. Brought together by chance they move relentlessly around the dance floor in search of a dream... the clock ticks on... which of them will survive?

  • Zorba the Greek [DVD] [1964] Zorba the Greek | DVD | (02/07/2012) from £5.39  |  Saving you £4.60 (46.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.

  • 12 Angry Men [The Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [2017] 12 Angry Men | Blu Ray | (15/05/2017) from £13.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    SIDNEY LUMET'S UNPARALLELED TRIAL DRAMA STARRING HENRY FONDA ONE OF THE TEN MOST POPULAR FILMS OF ALL TIME, ACCORDING TO IMDB.COM! 12 Angry Men, by SIDNEY LUMET (Network), may be the most radical big-screen courtroom drama in cinema history. A behind-closed-doors look at the American legal system as riveting as it is spare, the iconic adaptation of Reginald Rose's teleplay stars HENRY FONDA (Young Mr. Lincoln) as the initially dissenting foreman on a jury of white men ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. What results is a saga of epic proportions that plays out in real time over ninety minutes in one sweltering room. Lumet's electrifying snapshot of 1950s America on the verge of change is one of the great feature-film debuts. SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Frank Schaffner's 1955 television version, with an introduction by Ron Simon, director of the Paley Centre for Media Studies 12 Angry Men: From Television to the Big Screen, a video essay by film scholar Vance Kapley comparing the Sidney Lumet and Schaffner versions Archival interviews with Lumet New interview about the director with writer Walter Bernstein New interview with Simon about television writer Reginald Rose New interview with cinematographer John Bailey in which he discusses cinematographer Boris Kaufman Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1956), a teleplay directed by Lumet and written by Rose Original theatrical trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by writer and law professor Thane Rosenbaum Click Images to Enlarge

  • 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

  • The Devil Rides Out (Blu-ray + DVD) [1968] The Devil Rides Out (Blu-ray + DVD) | Blu Ray | (22/10/2012) from £12.80  |  Saving you £10.19 (44.30%)  |  RRP £22.99

    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).

  • Father Goose [1964] Father Goose | DVD | (04/05/2007) from £7.99  |  Saving you £2.00 (20.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    During World War II South Sea beachcomber Walter Eckland is persuaded to spy on planes passing over his island. He gets more than he bargained for as schoolteacher Catherine Frenau arrives on the run from the Japanese with her pupils in tow!

  • The Browning Version [1951] The Browning Version | DVD | (06/08/2007) from £6.69  |  Saving you £13.30 (66.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Public schoolmaster Crocker-Harris has become a bitter disillusioned man. Stuck in a loveless marriage with a wife who openly cheats on him the enthusiasm he once showed for his career and his pupils has long since vanished and `The Crock has become a figure of disdain among the students whose life he has made a misery. With ill-health forcing him to resign his long-standing post a simple act of kindness from one boy has a profund impact on the seemingly heartless master.

  • 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)

  • Leave Her to Heaven [DVD] [1945] Leave Her to Heaven | DVD | (24/09/2012) from £4.75  |  Saving you £5.16 (51.70%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Leave Her to Heaven is one of the most unblinkingly perverse movies ever offered up as a prestige picture by a major studio in the golden age of Hollywood. Gene Tierney, whose lambent eyes, porcelain features, and sweep of healthy-American-girl hair customarily made her a 20th Century Fox icon of purity, scored an Oscar nomination playing a demonically obsessive daughter of privilege with her own monstrous notion of love. By the time she crosses eyebeams with popular novelist Cornel Wilde on a New Mexico-bound train, her jealous manipulations have driven her parents apart and her father to his grave. Well, no, not grave: Wilde soon gets to watch her gallop a glorious palomino across a red-rock horizon as she metronomically sows Dad's ashes to the winds. Mere screen moments later, she's jettisoned rising-politico fiancé Vincent Price and accepted a marriage proposal the besotted/bewildered Wilde hasn't quite made. Can the wrecking of his and several other lives be far behind? Not to mention a murder or two. Fox gave Ben Ames Williams's bestselling novel (probably just the sort of book Wilde's character writes) the Class-A treatment. Alfred Newman's tympani-heavy music score signals both grandeur and pervasive psychosis, while spectacular, dust-jacket-worthy locations and Oscar-destined Technicolor cinematography by Leon Shamroy ensure our fixed gaze. Impeccably directed by the veteran John M. Stahl (who'd made the original Back Street, Imitation of Life, and Magnificent Obsession a decade earlier), the result is at once cuckoo and hieratic, and weirdly mesmerizing. Bet Luis Buñuel loved it. --Richard T. Jameson

  • Woodstock [DVD] [1969] Woodstock | DVD | (15/06/2009) from £6.48  |  Saving you £13.51 (67.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In August 1969 half a million hippies flocked to attend a huge rock music event at Woodstock USA. It was an event destined to become the definitive document on the freaked-out craziness of the peace and love era. The line-up includes The Who Joan Baez Santana Joe Cocker Ten Years After Country Joe And The Fish Crosby Stills And Nash and Jimi Hendrix.

  • An Affair to Remember [DVD] [1957] An Affair to Remember | DVD | (02/07/2012) from £4.64  |  Saving you £5.35 (53.60%)  |  RRP £9.99

    In this poignant and humorous love story nominated for four Academy Awards, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr meet on an ocean liner and fall deeply in love. Though each is engaged to someone else, they agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building if they still feel the same way about each other. But a tragic accident prevents their rendezvous and the lovers' future takes an emotional and uncertain turn.

  • Diary of a Lost Girl [2007] Diary of a Lost Girl | DVD | (21/05/2007) from £10.34  |  Saving you £5.65 (35.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A masterwork of the German Silent Cinema whose reputation has only increased over time Diary of a Lost Girl (Tagebuch einer Verlorenen) traces the journey of a young woman from the pit of despair to the moment of personal awakening. Directed with virtuoso flair by the great G. W. Pabst Diary of a Lost Girl represents the final pairing of the filmmaker with screen icon Louise Brooks mere months after their first collaboration in the now-legendary Pandora's Box. Brooks plays Thymiane Henning an unprepossessing young woman seduced by an unscrupulous and mercenary character employed at her father's pharmacy (played with gusto by Fritz Rasp the degenerate villain of such Fritz Lang classics as Metropolis Spione and Frau im mond). After Thymiane gives birth to the child and subsequently rejects her familys expectations for marriage the baby is stripped from her care and Thymiane is relegated to a purgatorial reform school that functions less as an educational institution and more like a conduit for fulfilling the headmistress's sadistic libidinal fantasies. When Thymiane at last manages to escape and learn the fate of her child she despondently enters a brothel - where she nonetheless flourishes emotionally and sexually and life begins anew.

  • Sunset Boulevard [Blu-ray] Sunset Boulevard | Blu Ray | (04/02/2013) from £7.87  |  Saving you £12.12 (60.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Intense, enthralling, and unforgettable, Sunset Boulevard stars Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, a faded silent-movie star, and William Holden as Joe Gillis, a down-on-his-luck screenwriter whom she enlists to help her make her triumphant return to the screen. Directed and co-written by acclaimed filmmaker Billy Wilder, this mesmerising Hollywood classic won three Academy Awards.

  • What A Carve Up [1961] What A Carve Up | DVD | (11/08/2008) from £4.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)  |  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.

  • Jane Eyre [DVD] [1944] Jane Eyre | DVD | (14/03/2011) from £7.79  |  Saving you £7.20 (48.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    An all-star cast - including Orson Welles Joan Fontaine Agnes Moorehead and Elizabeth Taylor - breathes magnificent life into this captivating 1943 black and white film version of Charlotte Bront's gothic romance novel. Adapted for the screen by Aldous Huxley Robert Stevenson and John Houseman and directed by Stevenson this stirring film is the definitive version of the engrossing classic! After spending her childhood in an orphanage young Jane Eyre (Fontaine) becomes governess to the ward of an imposing older man named Edward Rochester (Welles). Ultimately Jane's gentle influence forces Rochester to drop his forbidding veneer and he proposes to her. But the discovery that Rochester is already married and further that his volatile wife is locked in the attic prompts Jane to leave as a series of tragic events unfold in this riveting classic that also features Margaret O'Brien.

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