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The Wolf of Wall Street | Blu Ray | (19/05/2014)
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Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the true story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title - 'The Wolf of Wall Street.' Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough. Special Featurers: The Wolf Pack: This is a Behind-the-Scenes / Making of Piece Running Wild: The Process of Getting the Film Made; Subject Matter The Wolf of Wall Street Round Table: Marty Leo Jonas Terrence Discussing the Film in NY &nbsp;
Cracker Complete Collection | DVD | (01/09/2008)
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All 11 feature length Cracker adventures in one box set! Robbie Coltrane leads an all-star cast in Jimmy McGovern's groundbreaking gritty drama as the uncompromising idiosyncratic Fitz a man whose psychological insight extends to everyone but himself. Episodes Comprise: 1. The Mad Woman In The Attic 2. To Say I Love You 3. One Day A Lemming Will Fly 4. To Be A Somebody 5. The Big Crunch 6. Men Should Weep 7. Brotherly Love 8. Best Boys 9. True Romance 10. White Ghost 11. Cracker
Enemy Of The State | DVD | (06/11/2006)
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Hollywood favourite Will Smith stars with Gene Hackman in a high-powered suspense thriller where non-stop action meets cutting-edge technology! Robert Clayton Dean (Smith) is a successful Washington D.C. Attorney who without his knowledge is given a video that ties a top official of the Nation Security Agency (Jon Voight) to a political murder! Instantly every aspect of Dean's once normal life is targeted by a lethal team of skilled NSA surveillance operatives who wage a relentless ultrahigh-tech campaign to discredit him and retrieve the incriminating evidence! Get ready for the action to explode as Dean desperately races to reclaim his life and prove his innocence before it's too late!
Prisoners | DVD | (03/02/2014)
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When his daughter and her friend go missing Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) decides he must take matters into his own hands as Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) and the police pursue multiple leads but come no closer to finding the missing girls. However as the pressure mounts Keller's desperation increases and he is forced to take the law into his own hands - but just how far will he go to protect his family?
The Quiet | DVD | (12/03/2007)
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This erotic and suspenseful tale of sex lies and betrayal stars Elisha Cuthbert (24) as Nina Deer a pretty cheerleader whose life is turned upside-down by the arrival of her parents' godchild Dot (Camilla Belle When a Stranger Calls) a deaf and mute girl recently orphaned by her father's death. Although Nina looks upon Dot's deafness with disdain her family and friends develop a strange attraction to her and Dot soon becomes a sounding board for everyone's heaviest burdens. But when Nina becomes convinced that Dot is hiding a few secrets of her own she decides to confess a family secret so disturbing it cannot be ignored.
Inferno / Angels & Demons / The Da Vinci Code Box Set | DVD | (20/02/2017)
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INFERNO Academy AwardÂ® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest thriller in Dan Brown's (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop the unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population. ANGELS & DEMONS In Ron Howard's thrilling follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, expert symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) pursues ancient clues on a heart-racing hunt through Rome to find the four Cardinals kidnapped by a deadly secret society, the Illuminati. With the Cardinals' lives on the line, and the Camerlengo (Ewan McGregor) desperate for help, Langdon embarks on a nonstop, action-packed race through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, and the most secret vault on Earth! THE DA VINCI CODE Dan Brown's international bestseller comes alive in the film THE DA VINCI CODE, directed by Ron Howard with a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman. Join symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and cryptologist Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou) in their heart-racing quest to solve a bizarre murder mystery that will take them from France to England - and behind the veil of a mysterious ancient society, where they discover a secret protected since the time of Christ.
Children Of Men (2-disc Special Edition) | DVD | (19/03/2007)
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No children. No future. No hope. In a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind... Based on the novel by P.D. James.
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle | DVD | (05/02/2001)
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A potboiler featuring a demented caretaker and a seemingly hapless suburban family, this is The Nanny of the 1990s. However, it is much more predictable than that 1965 Bette Davis psychodrama, and more graphic. It works only because Rebecca De Mornay makes us intensely uncomfortable as the disturbed au pair who wants to take care of much more than her employer's well-being. Annabella Sciorra plays the perfect mother of a flawless family. Her obstetrician, however, is less than wonderful, having enjoyed her examination much more than he should have. When she files sexual harassment charges against the repugnant doctor, he loses face--literally--after shooting himself in the head. Several months later, an ideal nanny shows up at her home. You guessed it--she's the doc's widow. The movie follows a tried and trusted formula, with the audience in on everything. However, the story does surprise us in intense and intimate ways. The visit to the obstetrician is one of the creepiest moments in the film. You definitely hear the voice of writer Amanda Silver in a plot concerned with the vulnerabilities of a family, a newborn, a marriage. Since we know so much up front, there is an overall lack of inventiveness in the plot machinations. It may not jolt us, but De Mornay does. It's unsettling to watch someone who appears so attractive and who behaves so kindly suddenly reveal hideous psychopathic tendencies. Restraining herself from going over the top, she instead oozes such malevolence you'll want to shudder. --Rochelle O'Gorman
Midsomer Murders Series 13 | DVD | (09/05/2011)
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This collection contains all eight episodes which make up the thirteenth series of Midsomer Murders, including the final episode starring John Nettles. Set in the idyllic, picturesque county of Midsomer, Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby discovers that all is not as it seems and beneath the tranquil surface of village life exists a disturbing and cunning propensity for murder. Episodes: Master Class The Noble Art Not in My Back Yard Fit For Murder Series Thirteen The Made-to-Measure Murders The Sword of Guillaume Blood on the Saddle The Silent Land
Inferno | Blu Ray | (20/02/2017)
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Academy AwardÂ® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest thriller in Dan Brown's (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop the unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population. Click Images to Enlarge
Now You See Me/Now You See Me 2 Doublepack | DVD | (07/11/2016)
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THE FOUR HORSEMEN [Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan] return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than WALTER MABRY [Daniel Radcliffe], a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit - Series 4 | DVD | (10/09/2007)
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Law And Order: Special Victims Unit the highly successful spin-off from the original series returns to DVD. Starring Christopher Meloni (HBO's Oz) and Mariska Hargitay (nominated for two Emmy Awards for her work on the show) as Detectives Stabler and Benson SVU focuses on sex crimes.
Death Wish 1-5 | DVD | (13/01/2014)
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Death WishIn this explosive story of revenge and urban violence Charles Bronson plays Paul Kersey a bleeding-heart liberal who has a change of opinion after his wife and daughter are violently attacked by a gang of thugs in their apartment. His daughter is raped and his wife is raped and murdered. Bronson then turns vigilante as he stalks the mean streets of New York on the prowl for muggers hoodlums and the like. Death Wish is a violent controversial film that is frank and original in its treatment of urban crime and the average citizen's helplessness in dealing with it. Herbie Hancock wrote the musical score and Jeff Goldblum makes his big screen debut as one of the thugs. Death Wish 2Paul Kersey is trying to pick up the pieces of his life in Los Angeles California. His architectural business is successful he has a new girlfriend and although his daughter hasn't recovered from the trauma of her assault she's slowly becoming happier and learning to speak again. But peace is not destined to last and Kersey soon finds himself the victim of a petty crime when some street punks swipe his wallet but this is only a light premonition of things to come. Not satisfied with the wallets contents decides to escalate their crime to a home invasion. They break into Kersey's home and when he tries to retaliate Kersey is viciously beaten and his maid is kicked to death. The punks kidnap his daughter and bring her to their hideout where they rape her thereby causing her to commit suicide. Now Kersey has lost all faith in the justice system and offers no co-operation with local law enforcement. He has plans of his own for each of the thugs that assaulted his family...plans that include their premature deaths. The UK version is based on the unrated version but was censored approx. 3 mins. by the BBFC. Death Wish 3He's Judge Jury and Executioner! Paul Kersey doesn't seek out violence. It just seems to find him. But when it does... he's not about to back down! Charles Bronson brings out the heavy artillery in this gun-blazing no-holds-barred thriller! Road-worn and battle-weary Kersey longs to leave his fighting days behind him. But when he arrives in New York to visit an old friend he finds him brutally attacked and gasping for breath in a pool of blood! Now the silent avenger must wage war once more on the city's punks thugs and hoodlums. But this time he's brought a small arsenal of guns knives - and even a bazooka - to help him! Death Wish 4: The CrackdownArchitect/vigilante Paul Kersey takes on the members of a vicious Los Angeles drug cartel to stop the flow of drugs after his girlfriend's daughter dies from an overdose. Death Wish 5: The Face of DeathNew York's garment district has turns into Dodge City when mobster Tommy O'Shea muscles in on the fashion trade of his ex-wife Olivia Regent. Olivia is engaged to Paul Kersey who provides a sense of security for herself and her daughter Chelsea. Olivia isn't impressed when Tommy tortures her manager Big Al so Tommy hires an enforcer named Freddie Flakes who is a master of disguise. Freddie dons women's clothing to follow Olivia into a ladies' room where he smashes her face into a mirror causing permanent disfigurement. In the offices of D.A. Tony Hoyle and his associate Hector Vasquez Paul and Olivia vow to see to it that Tommy is prosecuted. Later Freddie and two of his men disguise themselves as cops infiltrate Olivia's apartment and shoot Olivia dead. Now Kersey is ready to take things into his own hands. Kersey follows Tommy's thug Chickie Paconi to the Paconi family bistro where Kersey kills Chickie by lacing his cannelloni with cyanide. Next Paul tricks Freddie out of his fortress-like home and blows him up with a rigged ball. After dispatching the corrupt Hector Vasquez with a gun concealed in a doll Kersey discovers that D.A. Hoyle is in cahoots with Tommy. Using Chelsea as bait Tommy lures Paul to Olivia's factory for a confrontation.
Cellular | DVD | (07/02/2005)
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If the signal dies so does she. Though she's held captive Jessica Martin (Basinger) manages to contact an unsuspecting young man (Evans) via his cell phone. As he becomes her only lifeline to thwarting the abduction of her young son the good samaratin soon gets way more than he bargained for. The story was created by director Larry Cohen (Q: The Winged serpent The Stuff) who also worked on the script for Phone Booth.
The Talented Mr Ripley | DVD | (08/01/2001)
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I feel like I've been handed a new life", says Tom Ripley at a crucial turning point of this well-cast, stylishly crafted psychological thriller. And indeed he has, because the devious, impoverished Ripley (played with subtle depth by Matt Damon) has just traded his own identity for that of Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law), the playboy heir to a shipping fortune who has become Ripley's model for a life worth living. Having been sent by Dickie's father to retrieve the errant son from Italy, Ripley has smoothly ingratiated himself with Dickie and his lovely, unsuspecting fiancée, Marge (Gwyneth Paltrow). In due course, the sheer evil of Ripley's amoral scheme will be revealed.Superbly adapted from the acclaimed novel by Patricia Highsmith (also the basis of the acclaimed French version, Purple Noon), The Talented Mr Ripley is writer-director Anthony Minghella's impressive follow-up to his Oscar-winning triumph The English Patient. Recreating late-1950s Italy in exacting detail, the film captures the sensuousness of la dolce vita while developing the fracturing of Ripley's mind as his crimes grow increasingly desperate. And where Hitchcock was necessarily discreet with the homosexual subtext of Highsmith's Strangers on a Train, Minghella brings it out of the closet, increasing the dramatic tension and complexity of Ripley's psychological breakdown. Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Cate Blanchett are excellent in pivotal supporting roles, and the film's final image is utterly effective: Ripley's talents have gone too far, and this study of class distinction, obsession and deadly desire reaches a disturbing yet richly appropriate conclusion. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
Angels and Demons | DVD | (14/09/2009)
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If the devil is in the details, there's a lot of wicked fun in Angels & Demons, the sequel (originally a prequel) to The Da Vinci Code. Director Ron Howard delivers edge-of-your-pew thrills all over the Vatican, the City of Rome, and the deepest, dankest catacombs. Tom Hanks is dependably watchable in his reprised role as Professor Robert Langdon, summoned urgently to Rome on a matter of utmost urgency--which happens to coincide with the death of the Pope, meaning the Vatican is teeming with cardinals and Rome is teeming with the faithful. A religious offshoot group, calling themselves the Illuminati, which protested the Catholic Church's prosecution of scientists 400 years ago, has resurfaced and is making extreme, and gruesome, terrorist demands. The film zooms around the city, as Langdon follows clues embedded in art, architecture, and the very bone structure of the Vatican. The cast is terrific, including Ewan McGregor, who is memorable as a young protégé of the late pontiff, and who seems to challenge the common wisdom of the Conclave just by being 40 years younger than his fellows when he lectures for church reform. Stellan Skarsgard is excellent as a gruff commander of the Swiss Guard, who may or may not have thrown in with the Illuminati. But the real star of the film is Rome, and its High Church gorgeousness, with lush cinematography by Salvatore Totino, who renders the real sky above the Vatican, in a cataclysmic event, with the detail and majesty of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. --A.T. Hurley, Amazon.comStills from Angels & Demons (click for larger image)
The Others | DVD | (23/09/2002)
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A welcome throwback to the spooky traditions of Jack Clayton's The Innocents and Robert Wise's The Haunting, Alejandro Amenábar's The Others favours atmosphere, sound, and suggestion over flashy special effects. Set in 1945 on a fog-enshrouded island off the British coast, the film begins with a scream as Grace (Nicole Kidman) awakens from some unspoken horror, perhaps arising from her religiously overprotective concern for her young children, Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley). The children are hypersensitive to light and have lived in a musty manor with curtains and shutters perpetually drawn. With Grace's husband (Christopher Eccleston) presumably lost at war, this ominous setting perfectly accommodates a sense of dreaded expectation, escalating when three strangers arrive in response to Grace's yet-unposted request for domestic help. Led by housekeeper Mrs Mills (Fionnula Flanagan), this mysterious trio is as closely tied to the house's history as Grace's family is--as are the past occupants seen posthumously in a long-forgotten photo album. With her justly acclaimed performance, Kidman maintains an emotional intensity that fuels the film's supernatural underpinnings. And while Amenábar's pacing is deliberately slow, it befits the tone of penetrating anxiety, leading to a twist that extends the story's reach from beyond the grave. Amenábar unveiled a similarly effective twist in his Spanish thriller Open Your Eyes (remade by Cameron Crowe as Vanilla Sky), but where that film drew debate, The Others is finely crafted to provoke well-earned goose bumps and chills down the spine. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
The 39 Steps | DVD | (19/06/2007)
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A high point of Hitchcock's pre-Hollywood career, 1935's The Thirty-Nine Steps is the first and best of three film versions of John Buchan's rather stiff novel. Robert Donat plays Richard Hannay, who becomes embroiled in a plot to steal military secrets. He finds himself on the run; falsely accused of murder, while also pursuing the dastardly web of spies alluded to in the title. With a plot whose twists and turns match the hilly Scottish terrain in which much of the film is set, The Thirty-Nine Steps combines a breezy suavity with a palpable psychological tension. Hitchcock was already a master at conveying such tension through his cinematic methods, rather than relying just on situation or dialogue. Sometimes his ways of bringing the best out of his actors brought the worst out in himself. If the scene in which Donat is handcuffed to co-star Madeline Carroll has a certain edge, for instance, that's perhaps because the director mischievously cuffed them together in a rehearsal, then left them attached for a whole afternoon, pretending to have lost the key. The movie also introduces Hitchcock's favoured plot device, the "McGuffin" (here, the military secret), the unexplained device or "non-point" on which the movie turns. --David Stubbs
Harry Brown | DVD | (22/03/2010)
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Set in modern-day Britain Harry Brown follows one man's (Sir Michael Caine) journey through a chaotic world where drugs are the currency of the day and guns run the streets. A modest law-abiding citizen Harry Brown is a retired Marine and a widower who lives alone on a depressed housing estate. His only company is his best friend Leonard (David Bradley). When Leonard is murdered by a gang of thugs Harry feels compelled to act and is forced to dispense his own brand of justice. As he bids to clean up the run-down estate where he lives his actions bring him into conflict with the police led by investigating officer DCI Frampton (Emily Mortimer) and Sergeant Hikcock (Charlie Creed-Miles).
Wallander: Collected Films 21-26 | DVD | (23/06/2014)
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Six more feature-length episodes of the acclaimed Swedish crime drama based on the novels by Henning Mankell. Krister Henriksson stars as Kurt Wallander a jaded police detective ground down over the years by difficult events in his personal life. As he investigates a string of grisly crimes in the cheerless town of Ystad Wallander is accompanied in his work by his troubled daughter Linda (Johanna Sallstrom). Episodes are: 'The Sniper' 'The Angel of Death' 'The Ghost' 'The Heritage' 'The Collector' and 'The Witness'.