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  • 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.

  • Citizen Kane [Blu-ray] [1941] Citizen Kane | Blu Ray | (19/11/2012) from £8.05  |  Saving you £11.94 (59.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Digitally remastered from original film elements. In May 1941, RKO Pictures released a controversial film by a 25-year-old first-time director. That premiere of Orson Welles' Citizen Kane was to have a profound and lasting effect on the art of modern motion pictures. Through its unique jigsaw puzzle storyline, inventive cinematography, brilliant ensemble acting and direction by Welles, the story of Charles Foster Kane is a fascinating portrait of American's love of power and materialism and the corruption it sometimes fosters. Like all great films, Citizen Kane is a memorable fusion of cinematic art and marvellous entertainment, winning an Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay in 1942. Special Features: Anatomy of a Classic - A 50 minute feature presented by Barry Norman Audio Commentary by Film Historian Ken Barnes The Original Film Budget Welles Off-Screen (The original 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds and Welles' 1945 commerical recording of Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince) Blu-ray Exclusive - The Restorarion of Citizen Kane

  • Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock [1957] Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock | DVD | (13/09/2007) from £7.70  |  Saving you £8.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    In one of his best-loved films Elvis stars as Vince Everett a small-time convict introduced to the music business by his cellmate a former country music singer who also teaches Vince the guitar. On his release Vince tastes success as a performer but becomes disillusioned by the record industry until he is advised to set up his own label. He is a sensation but now that he is a superstar will he forget the people who helped to get him there?

  • Morecambe & Wise: The Movie Collection [DVD] [1965] Morecambe & Wise: The Movie Collection | DVD | (13/08/2012) from £10.49  |  Saving you £5.50 (34.40%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The Intelligence Men: Morecambe and Wise are special agents 00, oh oh! in this hilarious spy caper. James Bond has nothing to fear when Eric and Ernie get mixed up with Colonel Grant, MI5 and the KGB. Their task: to protect the Ballerina Madam Petrovna, the idol of the Russian people, and God help Madam Petrovna. Her life is in the hands of two of the world's most incompetent spies, dressed as Ballerina's and one of them showing off his short fat hairy legs. Intelligence work has never been so funny as when Britain's best loved comedy duo get involved in the world of spying!That Riviera Touch: Eric and Ernie star as a pair of traffic wardens, heading for far away shores after giving a parking ticket to someone of royal rank by mistake. They set off in a 'vintage' car, and are soon spotted by a gang of jewel thieves who see in Eric, Ernie and their decrepit motor car the perfect cover for smuggling stolen goods. As the two settle into their villa, a rival gang begins to stalk them. Eric and Ernie must foil all the crooks, who become most anxious when Eric wins in the casino and plans to buy a new car!The Magnificent Two: Not only do our two amigos, Eric and Ernie, find themselves selling toys to make ends meet, but they end up selling them in Latin America. The land where revolutions are the national sport and the seoritas the national past time. Things can only become more bizarre when Eric is persuaded by a hot blooded Latin beauty, and the threat of being shot, to pose as a dead rebel leader...

  • The Thin Man [1934] The Thin Man | DVD | (28/06/2013) from £6.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (61.10%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Nick and Nora Charles cordially invite you to bring your own alibi to The Thin Man the jaunty whodunit that made William Powell and Myrna Loy the champagne elite of sleuthing. Bantering in the boudoir enjoying walks with beloved dog Asta or matching each other highball for highball and clue for clue they combined screwball romance with mystery. The resulting triumph nabbed four Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and spawned five sequels. Credit W.S. ""Woody"" Van Dyke for recognizing that Powell and Loy were ideal together and for getting the studio's okay by promising to shoot this splendid adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's novel in three weeks. He took 12 days. They didn't call him ""One-Take Woody"" for nothing!

  • There's No Business Like Show Business [DVD] [1954] There's No Business Like Show Business | DVD | (23/07/2012) from £5.99  |  Saving you £4.00 (40.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

  • 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 French Mistress [1960] A French Mistress | DVD | (02/02/2009) from £7.98  |  Saving you £6.50 (40.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A French Mistress

  • The Littlest Rebel [1935] The Littlest Rebel | DVD | (07/08/2006) from £6.46  |  Saving you £6.53 (50.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Shirley Temple's father a rebel officer sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his family and is arrested. However a yankee takes pity upon him and sets up an escape; unfortunately for all concerned the escape is foiled and all the captured officers are sentenced to execution. Enter Shirley and ""Bojangles"" Robinson to beg President Lincoln to intercede.

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

  • Classic Films Triple - The Life And Death of Colonel Blimp/A Matter Of Life And Death/I Know Where I'm Going [1943] Classic Films Triple - The Life And Death of Colonel Blimp/A Matter Of Life And Death/I Know Where I'm Going | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £7.89  |  Saving you £5.10 (39.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Titles Comprise: Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp: Drama about the life of Clive Candy an English soldier who served in three wars (Boer World War I World War II) and had relationships with three women along the way (each played by Deborah Kerr). Despite Candy's tours-of-duty he harbors no ill will towards the Germans instead he believes they have been the pawns of military leaders. Colonel Blimp an old befuddled British military officer reminisces about his past glories in this witty war satire. A Matter Of Life And Death: It's night over Europe the night of the 2nd of May 1945. A crippled Lancaster Bomber struggles home across the English Channel all crew dead save for the young pilot desperately scanning the radio for signs of life. His prayers are answered. June (Hunter) a young radio operator picks up his signal and in the final moments of the young flyer's life a special bond is formed. The next morning washed up on an English beach Squadron Leader Peter Carter (Niven) is alive he finds June and the two fall in love. Somehow he survived. It's a miracle or is it? Peter Carter should have died that night; a heavenly escort missed him in the fog above the channel and now he must face the celestial court of appeal for his right to live. I Know Where I'm Going: In Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's stunningly photographed comedy romance flourishes in an unlikely place - the bleak and moody Scottish Hebrides. Wendy Hiller stars as a headstrong young woman who travels to Scotland to marry a rich lord. Stranded by stormy weather she meets a handsome naval officer (Roger Livesey) who threatens to thwart her carefully laid-out life plans...

  • It Happened One Night [Blu-ray] [1934] [Region Free] It Happened One Night | Blu Ray | (18/04/2016) from £13.99  |  Saving you £14.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £27.99

    Director Frank Capra (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) took home every Oscar in the book (well, okay, all the major ones) for this seminal 1934 comedy starring Clark Gable as a hard-bitten reporter who stays close to a runaway heiress (Claudette Colbert) so not to lose a good story. Funny and sexy, the film is full of memorable scenes often referred to in other films, such as the "Wall of Jericho" (a mere bedcover hung on a clothesline down the middle of the room), and Colbert's famous flash of thigh to stop a speeding car in its tracks. Capra's brisk, urbane brand of wit was a perfect complement to his populist faith in the common man (in this case, Gable's character), and this inspiration makes this film a spirited entertainment and an uplifting experience. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • Pal Joey [1957] Pal Joey | DVD | (26/01/2009) from £4.18  |  Saving you £1.81 (30.20%)  |  RRP £5.99

    A cabaret entertainer lands in San Francisco determined to make it big but scores his biggest hits with a wealthy socialite and a chorus line cutie! Features a classic Rogers and Hart score including 'The Lady Is A Tramp' 'There's A Small Hotel' 'I Could Write A Book' and 'My Funny Valentine.

  • Burn! [1969] Burn! | DVD | (16/07/2007) from £29.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The Man Who Sells War. A Caribbean island in the mid-1800's. Nature has made it a paradise; man has made it a hell. Slaves on vast Portuguese sugar plantations are ready to turn their misery into rebellion - and the British are ready to provide the spark. They send agent William Walker (Marlon Brando) on a devious three-part mission: trick the slaves into revolt grab the sugar trade for England...then return the slaves to servitude. Colonialism and insurrection are explored in the searing epic Burn!. Both visually and narratively stunning Burn! glows with the fires of filmmaking genius. Genius is also evident in Brando's complex intelligent portrayal of a man who is both gentleman and scoundrel revolutionary and colonialist. And Ennio Morricone's haunting music memorably underscores the almost overwhelmingly powerful story.

  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Special Restoration Edition) [DVD] [1943] The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Special Restoration Edition) | DVD | (22/10/2012) from £5.69  |  Saving you £10.30 (64.40%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Drama about the life of Clive Candy, an English soldier who served in three wars (Boer, World War I, World War II), and had relationships with three women along the way (each played by Deborah Kerr). Despite Candy's tours-of-duty, he harbors no ill will towards the Germans, instead he believes they have been the pawns of military leaders. Colonel Blimp, an old, befuddled British military officer, reminisces about his past glories in this witty war satire.

  • Magical Mystery Tour [Blu-ray] [2012][Region Free] Magical Mystery Tour | Blu Ray | (08/10/2012) from £16.49  |  Saving you £4.50 (21.40%)  |  RRP £20.99

  • The Errol Flynn Collection [DVD] [1939] The Errol Flynn Collection | DVD | (17/09/2012) from £13.25  |  Saving you £16.74 (55.80%)  |  RRP £29.99

    THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD Dashing Errol Flynn triumphs in this lavish version of the Robin Hood saga. Olivia de Havilland (as Maid Marian), supreme villains Basil Rathbone and Claude Rains, and a boisterous who's who of character actors co-star. THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON General Custer (Flynn) and the famed 7th Cavalry ride to hell or to glory. CAPTAIN BLOOD Flynn skyrocketed to stardom as a 17th-century physician-turned-pirate after escaping unjust political imprisonment. Radiant Olivia de Havilland co-stars in the first of their eight films together. Michael Curtiz directs. THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ELIZABETH AND ESSEX Flynn, Bette Davis and de Havilland in a royal showdown of passion and power.

  • Doctor Crippen [1962] Doctor Crippen | DVD | (25/06/2007) from £9.35  |  Saving you £0.64 (6.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The crime of the century! Was he really guilty? Donald Pleasence stars as Doctor Hawley Harvey Crippen in this tale based on a true story. Was he really guilty of poisoning his wife?

  • 12 Angry Men [Blu-ray] [1957] 12 Angry Men | Blu Ray | (03/06/2013) from £9.71  |  Saving you £0.28 (2.80%)  |  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).

  • Cliff Richard - The Cliff Richard - The "Sing-A-Long" Collection | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £11.59  |  Saving you £13.40 (53.60%)  |  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)

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