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  • This Island Earth [1955] This Island Earth | DVD | (04/02/2008) from £5.00  |  Saving you £4.99 (49.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Weird events in the life of atomic scientist Cal Meacham culminate in an invitation from the strange-looking Exeter to work at a secret lab in Georgia supposedly in the cause of world peace. Other scientists are already there including the gorgeous Ruth Adams. They quickly discover there's more to Exeter than meets the eye. Is he benevolent? It may take an interstellar journey to find out.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • Life At The Top [DVD] [1965] Life At The Top | DVD | (24/10/2011) from £3.00  |  Saving you £6.99 (70.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Laurence Harvey turns in an excellent performance in this sequel to the highly successful Room At The Top which follows the life of a social climber whose self-doubt tarnishes his success. With his marriage to the boss' daughter on the rocks, Harvey finds himself embroiled in an affair with a London anchorwoman.

  • The Best Of Ealing Collection [DVD] The Best Of Ealing Collection | DVD | (03/11/2014) from £15.99  |  Saving you £19.00 (54.30%)  |  RRP £34.99

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  • The Thing From Another World [1951] The Thing From Another World | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £9.35  |  Saving you £0.64 (6.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Artic researchers discover a huge frozen spaceling inside a crash-landed UFO then fight for their lives after the murderous being (a pre-Gunsmoke James Arness) emerges from icy captivity. Will other creatures soon follow? The famed final words of this film are both warning and answer: ""Keep watching the skies!""

  • 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!

  • The Worker [1966] The Worker | DVD | (28/05/2007) from £17.17  |  Saving you £22.82 (57.10%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Charlie (Charlie Drake) is keen to work for his living but unfortunately he's completely accident-prone. He's been visiting his local Labour Exchange regularly for over 20 years and has had nearly 1000 jobs. He managed to get himself sacked from every one of them within hours of starting. Episodes Comprise: 1. The Machinery Of Organisation 2. Out Of The Mouths Of Casual Labourers 3. The Mechanics Of Piecework 4. No Automation Without Representation 5. A Democratic Democratism 6. And Never The Twine Shall Meet 7. A Host Of Golden Casual Labourers 8. Eight And Thrupence 9. Little Tom 10. A Punting We Will Go 11. Through A Glass Darkly 12. The Man Who Moved His Head 13. I Just Don't Want To Get Involved 14. Hello Cobbler 15. You Have Enjoyed The Sweets Now You Must Suffer The Sours 16. The Siege Of Kidney Street 17. Now Is The Time For All Left Legs 18. When Adam Delved And Eve Span 19. A Change Is As Good As A Rest 20. Breed For Speed Breed Out For Stamina 21. Cough 22. The Saucerer's Apprentice 23. Ma Chandelle Est Morte 24. I Babble Babble As I Flow To Join The Brimming River 25. No Room At The Inn For The Odd Couple Up The Staircase

  • The Pink Panther [1963] The Pink Panther | DVD | (02/02/2009) from £4.76  |  Saving you £0.10 (1.70%)  |  RRP £5.99

    When the famous Pink Panther diamond goes missing the bumbling Inspector Clouseau goes on the trail of notorious jewel thief The Phantom but looks everywhere except in the right place!

  • Doctor Who - Attack of the Cybermen Doctor Who - Attack of the Cybermen | DVD | (16/03/2009) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The TARDIS is lured to Earth in 1985 by a distress call sent by Lytton who has made contact with a group of Cybermen based in London's sewers. The Doctor and Peri are then captured and forced to take Lytton and the Cybermen in the TARDIS to the Cybermen's home planet Telos. The Cybermen have stolen a time vessel from another race and plan to change history by crashing Halley's Comet into Earth and obliterating it before it can bring about the demise of their original home world Mondas in 1986.

  • Those People Next Door [1953] Those People Next Door | DVD | (24/03/2008) from £11.71  |  Saving you £1.28 (9.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The Twiggs are a typical working-class family: Sam (Jack Warner) and Mary (Marjorie Rhodes) are trying to bring their family up in the shadow of the Blitz whilst taking everything in good humour. Their neighbours Joe (Charles Victor) and Emma (Gladys Henson) are constantly in the Twiggs' house borrowing a cup of sugar or using their Anderson shelter and between them the two working class families put the world to rights. But when their daughter falls for an upper class RAF pilot the Twiggs are asked by his mother Lady Diana Stephens to tell their daughter to call the romance off as the social gap between the families is too large. Incensed by Lady Diana's offer of money Sam Twigg throws her out of the house. But events take a sudden turn as the war enters the Twiggs' own living room. Will the two families manage to overcome their disdain for each other and let true love find its way?

  • Billy Liar - 50th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [1963] Billy Liar - 50th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (06/05/2013) from £12.98  |  Saving you £7.01 (35.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Billy Liar was the multimedia phenomenon of its era. Starting out as a novel by Yorkshire writer Keith Waterhouse, it rapidly became a long-running stage play, adapted by Waterhouse with playwright Willis Hall, which lead to the movie, scripted by Waterhouse and Hall for John Schlesinger to direct, then a stage musical and finally a spin-off TV series. Do you get the feeling it caught the mood of the times? The basic set-up owes a lot to James Thurber's classic short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Our hero, Billy Fisher, lives at home in a Bradford semi with his nagging parents and works as a lowly clerk in an undertaker's parlour. But, in his imagination he lives a rich and varied fantasy life as gallant military leader, suave socialite, best-selling novelist and so forth. Trouble is, he can't always keep fantasy and reality apart, any more than he can the keep two girls he's engaged to separate. Not to mention his other problems?. Schlesinger's direction brings out the desperation behind the comedy, and Tom Courtenay, at once defiant and hangdog, slips perfectly into the role created on stage by Albert Finney. But the whole cast's a joy, not least the great Leonard Rossiter as undertaker Mr Shadrach, Billy's saturnine boss. And then there's Julie Christie--the luminous spirit of the Swinging 60s--in her first starring role as the girl who offers Billy a chance of real escape. At the end, when she takes the train to London, away from the smoke and the grimness "oop" north, the whole British New Wave went with her. On the DVD: just the theatrical trailer which is a fairly crass affair. There's been no remastering, it seems, but both sound and vision are clean enough and the print preserves the original's full 2.35:1 widescreen ratio. --Philip Kemp

  • The Ten Commandments [DVD] The Ten Commandments | DVD | (04/02/2013) from £3.00  |  Saving you £12.99 (81.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Throughout film history, Hollywood has produced a number of sweeping epics and generation-defining movies. However, one film – Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments – has stood the test of time. Universally recognised among critics as a cinematic masterpiece, this unforgettable motion picture has also been recognised by The American Film Institute as one of the 'Top Ten' epics of all time. From its Academy Award-winning director* and revolutionary Oscar-winning special effects** to its memorable music score and all-star cast, The Ten Commandments presents the story of Moses in all of its stunning glory. Starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter and a 'who's who' of legendary screen talent, the film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1956***. Special Features: 3 Theatrical Trailers 1956, 1966 and 1989 (1959 - PAL 4272459, NTSC 4272457) *Winner: Best Director (Cecil B. DeMille), The Greatest Show On Earth, 1952. **Winner: Best Special Effects (John Fulton), 1956. ***Additional Oscar nominations (1956): Picture; Cinematography – Colour; Art Direction/Set Decoration; Costume Design – Colour; Film Editing; and Sound Recording.

  • Laura [DVD] [1944] Laura | DVD | (02/07/2012) from £6.59  |  Saving you £3.40 (34.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he's investigating.

  • 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

  • The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Season Two [1962] The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Season Two | DVD | (21/05/2007) from £21.86  |  Saving you £2.54 (8.50%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The Dick Van Dyke Show which ran from 1961 to 1966 on the CBS Network ushered in the golden age of the situation comedy poised as it was on the threshold between the comedy-variety star vehicles of the 1950s and the neorealist socio-comedies of the early 1970s. The Dick Van Dyke Show truly found it's niche in its second season. Millions tuned in weekly for the fun with comedy writer Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke) on the job with his wisecracking co-workers (Morey Amsterdam Rose Maria) and at home with his lovely wife Laura (Mary Tyler Moore). Now enjoy all 32 of the season's hilarious episodes each digitally remastered to its original full-length version. Episodes Comprise: 1. Never Name a Duck 2. The Two Faces of Rob 3. The Attempted Marriage 4. Bank Book 6565696 5. Hustling the Hustler 6. My Husband Is Not a Drunk 7. What's in a Middle Name? 8. Like a Sister 9. The Night the Roof Fell In 10. The Secret Life of Buddy and Sally 11. A Bird in the Head Hurts 12. Gesundheit Darling 13. A Man's Teeth Are Not His Own 14. Somebody Has to Play Cleopatra 15. The Cat Burglar 16. The Foul Weather Girl 17. Will You Two Be My Wife? 18. Ray Murdock's X-Ray 19. I Was a Teenage Head Writer 20. It May Look Like a Walnut! 21. My Husband Is a Check-Grabber 22. Don't Trip Over That Mountain 23. Give Me Your Walls! 24. The Sam Pomerantz Scandals 25. The Square Triangle 26. I'm No Henry Walden! 27. Racy Tracy Rattigan 28. Divorce 29. It's a Shame She Married Me 30. A Surprise Surprise Is a Surprise 31. Jilting the Jilter 32. When a Bowling Pin Talks Listen

  • Once A Jolly Swagman [DVD] Once A Jolly Swagman | DVD | (24/01/2011) from £6.59  |  Saving you £6.40 (49.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    British drama about a speedway racer starring Dirk Bogarde. Bill Fox (Bogarde) is a factory worker in 1930s England who quits his job to become a motorbike rider. Success goes to his head and he leaves his wife (Sandra Dorne) for socialite Pat (Renee Asherson) but when tragedy strikes on the track he returns to his wife and joins a union to fight for riders' rights.

  • Yellow Submarine [1968] Yellow Submarine | DVD | (01/02/2000) from £10.50  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This restored, animated valentine to the Beatles offers viewers the rare chance to see a work that's been substantially improved by its technical facelift, not just super-sized with extra footage. Recognising that its song-studded soundtrack alone makes Yellow Submarine a video annuity, United Artists has lavished a frame-by-frame refurbishment of the original feature, while replacing its original monaural audio tracks with a meticulously reconstructed stereo mix that actually refines legendary original album versions. What emerges is a vivid time capsule of the late 1960s and a minor milestone in animation. The music represents the quartet's zenith--Rubber Soul, Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The story line, cobbled together by producer Al Brodax and a committee of writers, is a broad, feather-light allegory set in idyllic Pepperland, where the gentle citizens are threatened by the nasty, music-hating Blue Meanies and their surreal arsenal of henchmen, with the Beatles enlisted to thwart the bad guys. Visually, designer Heinz Edelmann mixes the biomorphic squiggles, day-glo palette and Beardsley-esque portraits of Peter Max with rotoscoped still photographs and film; Edelmann's animated collages also nod to Andy Warhol and Magritte in properly psychedelic fashion, which works wonderfully with such terrific songs. High-orthodox Beatlemaniacs can still grouse that the animated Fab Four are (literally) flat archetypes, but that's missing the sheer bloom of the music or the giddy, campy fun of the visuals. Making sense of the story is second to submerging blissfully in the sights and sounds of this video treat. --Sam Sutherland

  • Doctor Who - Myths And Legends [DVD] Doctor Who - Myths And Legends | DVD | (29/03/2010) from £17.95  |  Saving you £32.00 (64.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Doctor Who: Myths & Legends (Dr Who)

  • Doctor Who - Peladon Tales [DVD] Doctor Who - Peladon Tales | DVD | (18/01/2010) from £12.95  |  Saving you £17.04 (56.80%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Doctor Who: Peladon Tales (Dr Who)

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