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  • The Victim The Victim | DVD | (10/04/2006) from £8.84  |  Saving you £4.15 (31.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    This BAFTA-nominated film starring the great Dirk Bogarde in one of his career-best performances also includes excellent support from Sylvia Syms and Denis Price. The police are after Jack Barrett (Peter McEnery). He has stolen 2 300 from the building construction firm that employs him as a wages clerk. Despite being an ordinary young man of twenty-three years of age he is scared out of his wits by the crisis that is mounting - and they are circumstances beyond his control - Barret

  • The Green Man [1956] The Green Man | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £6.86  |  Saving you £4.15 (31.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Hawkins (Sim) is a timid clockmaker with a part time job; International Assassination Expert. He hasn't been getting too many assignments recently but his latest mission will put him back on the top of his profession. However he stalks the wrong target blowing up a boring politician instead and now he must pay the price for his breezy bungling in this murderously funny black comedy!

  • The Persuaders!: The Complete Series - [ITV] - [Network] - [DVD] The Persuaders!: The Complete Series - - - | DVD | (19/09/2011) from £20.00  |  Saving you £29.99 (60.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Nitro and gylcerine... and I light the fuse!Two millionaire playboys - one a peer of the realm, born into money, and the other a self-made man who fought his way out of the New York slums - are conned by a retired judge into righting wrongs in a series that combines action, style, humour and panache in large quantities!Regarded by many as the finest of Lew Grade's ITC film series, The Persuaders! stars Roger Moore and Tony Curtis as the mismatched playboys with an eye for the ladies and a penchant for landing themselves in trouble.

  • The Man Who Haunted Himself Film [Blu-ray] The Man Who Haunted Himself Film | Blu Ray | (24/06/2013) from £9.75  |  Saving you £10.24 (51.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    While driving one evening, Harold Pelham appears possessed and has a car accident. While on the operating table, there even appears to be two heartbeats on the monitor. When he awakes, Pelham finds his life has been turned upside-down: he learns that he now supports a merger that he once opposed, and that he apparently is having an affair. People claim they have seen him in places that he has never been. Does Pelham have a doppelganger - or is he going insane?

  • The Halfway House [DVD] [1944] The Halfway House | DVD | (20/06/2011) from £9.79  |  Saving you £6.20 (38.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A group of troubled people gather at the Halfway House Inn in rural Wales. As they stay there the innkeeper Rhys and his daughter Gwyneth come to have a strange effect over them bringing out and offering clarity to their problems. But the group soon comes to realize that there is something very strange about the inn... The Halfway House is one of Ealing's war propaganda films and is an adaptation from a play by Dennis Ogden.

  • The Definitive Ealing Studios Collection The Definitive Ealing Studios Collection | DVD | (16/10/2006) from £37.99  |  Saving you £82.00 (68.30%)  |  RRP £119.99

    A box set featuring 16 of the finest efforts from the house of Ealing. 1. Champagne Charlie (Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti 1944) 2. Dead of Night (Dirs. Alberto Cavalcanti & Charles Crichton 1945) 3. Hue & Cry (Dir. Charles Crichton 1947) 4. It Always Rains on Sunday (Dir. Robert Hamer 1947) 5. Kind Hearts and Coronets (Dir. Robert Hamer 1949) 6. The Ladykillers (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1955) 7. The Lavender Hill Mob (Dir. Charles Crichton 1951) 8. The Maggie (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1954) 9. The Magnet (Dir. Charles Frend 1950) 10. The Man in The White Suit (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1951) 11. Nicholas Nickelby (Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti 1947) 12. Passport To Pimlico (Dir. Henry Cornelius 1949) 13. Scott of The Antarctic (Dir. Charles Frend 1948) 14. The Titfield Thunderbolt (Dir. Charles Crichton 1953) 15. Went The Day Well? (Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti 1942) 16. Whisky Galore (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1949)

  • The Ealing Rarities Collection - Volume 3 [DVD] The Ealing Rarities Collection - Volume 3 | DVD | (10/06/2013) from £6.86  |  Saving you £4.68 (31.20%)  |  RRP £14.99

    A global byword for cinematic quality of a quintessentially British nature, Ealing Studios made more than 150 films over a three decade period. A cherished and significant part of British film history, only selected films from both the Ealing and Associated Talking Pictures strands have previously been made available on home video format - with some remaining unseen since their original theatrical release. The Ealing Rarities Collection redresses this imbalance - featuring new transfers from...

  • Khartoum [1966] Khartoum | DVD | (31/03/2003) from £5.19  |  Saving you £10.80 (67.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Set in the expanse of the Sudan desert in the midst of holy war, Khartoum (1966) plays like an attempt to work the Lawrence of Arabia magic on the (mostly) true story of eccentric British general Charles "Chinese" Gordon in 1884 North Africa. The magnificent opening desert battle suggests David Lean's epic sweep, at least until the film settles into a more modest story of political games, military standoffs, and a battle of wits and wiles between two fierce leaders. Charlton Heston plays the Christian soldier as cocky, unconventional maverick, and Laurence Olivier (behind heavy make-up and a thick black beard) is almost as good as his cagey nemesis the Mahdi, the Islamic holy warrior on a mission of annihilation. More talk than spectacle, the film falls short of Lawrence but is nonetheless a compelling story of colonial politics, cynical manoeuvring and the unconventional heroics of another colourful British maverick abroad. --Sean Axmaker

  • The Blue Lamp The Blue Lamp | DVD | (21/08/2006) from £8.84  |  Saving you £4.15 (31.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The unending battle of the city streets. When PC George Dixon is shot whilst on duty the Paddington Green police investigate the West London underworld to bring the culprit to justice...

  • Peter Sellers - Hoffman / The Smallest Show On Earth / Carlton-Browne Of The F.O./ Two Way Stretch [1957] Peter Sellers - Hoffman / The Smallest Show On Earth / Carlton-Browne Of The F.O./ Two Way Stretch | DVD | (15/10/2001) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Featuring the films: 'Hoffman' 'The Smallest Show On Earth' 'Carlton-Browne Of The F.O.' and 'Two Way Stretch'. Hoffman *(WS 1.85:1 Anamorphic 1970 1 hour and 47 Minutes Colour): Peter Sellers is Hoffman a middle aged misfit who blackmails his young attractive secretary into spending a week with him. Although he behaves like a creep throughout the weekend he actually emerges as a sympathetic character in the end. Two Way Stretch *(FS 1960 1 hour and 23 minutes B&W):

  • The Four Just Men - The Complete Series [DVD] The Four Just Men - The Complete Series | DVD | (13/08/2012) from £19.99  |  Saving you £30.00 (60.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    This ITC crime drama series, loosely based on Edgar Wallace's novel of 1905, assembles an astonishing array of talent: Jack Hawkins (The Cruel Sea), Richard Conte (The Godfather) and Oscar nominees Vittorio de Sica and Dan Dailey star as the four men chosen to pursue justice and defeat tyranny worldwide; their regular co-stars include Avengers heroine Honor Blackman, as glamorous secretary Nicole, Lisa Gastoni, June Thorburn, and Andrew Keir (Quatermass and the Pit). The series' cosmopolitan...

  • Victim [Blu-ray] Victim | Blu Ray | (28/07/2014) from £9.64  |  Saving you £3.65 (24.30%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Banned on its original theatrical release in the United States and highly controversial in Britain, this BAFTA-nominated story of deception, blackmail and revenge stars Dirk Bogarde in a brave, career-best performance as a prosperous young barrister with a dark secret. With powerful direction from Basil Dearden and strong supporting performances from both Sylvia Syms and Dennis Price, Victim is featured here in a High Definition transfer made from original film elements in its as-exhibited th.

  • Dead Of Night (Ealing) - Special Edition [Blu-ray] [1945] Dead Of Night (Ealing) - Special Edition | Blu Ray | (24/02/2014) from £11.48  |  Saving you £11.51 (50.10%)  |  RRP £22.99

    A portmanteau work from four of Ealing's best directors, Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden & Robert Hamer. Starring Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave and Googie Withers, <i>Dead Of Night</i> represented a departure for Ealing from the classic comedy mode and is instead a spooky psychological thriller made up of five chilling ghost stories.

  • John Mills - The Screen Icons Collection John Mills - The Screen Icons Collection | DVD | (01/10/2007) from £14.39  |  Saving you £15.60 (52.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The Baby And The Battleship (Dir: Jay Lewis) (1956): After a quayside mix-up with the Italian family of his fiance able Seaman Knocker White finds himself literally left holding the baby. Unable to return it before his ship sails he enlists the help of best mate Puncher Roberts to smuggle the child aboard. But babies are surprisingly demanding and gradually the whole crew is drawn into helping keep it fed and washed - and undiscovered. Even so the officers above deck start to puzzle over the increasingly strange happenings on board. It's Great To Be Young (Dir: Cyril Frankel) (1956): Mr. Dingle is the popular music teacher in an English school but when the headmaster threatens to close down the school band the pupils and Mr. Dingle must unite and use their musical skills to save the school band. The Gentle Gunman (Dir: Basil Dearden) (1952): Terrance Sullivan is a member of the IRA and has moved to London along with his brother and a group of IRA members to wreak havock on London. However Terrance becomes weary of the constant violence and refuses duirect orders to blow up a railway station. The IRA soon place a price on the Gentle Gunman's head and brand him a traitor. The Family Way (Dir. Roy Boulting) (1966): When newly-wed Arthur Fitton (Hywel Bennett) fails to consummate his marriage his nervous bride Jenny (Hayley Mills) thinks it's her fault. But the root of the problem lies with his bullying father Ezra (John Mills) whose presence in the same Lancashire household has an inhibiting effect on his shy sensitive son. Features soundtrack composed by Paul McCartney.

  • Pool Of London [DVD] [1951] Pool Of London | DVD | (17/08/2009) from £8.99  |  Saving you £7.00 (43.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Pool Of London

  • Out Of The Clouds [1954] Out Of The Clouds | DVD | (26/01/2009) from £10.89  |  Saving you £5.10 (31.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Out Of The Clouds

  • Ealing Studios Rarities Collection: Volume 6 [DVD] Ealing Studios Rarities Collection: Volume 6 | DVD | (16/09/2013) from £10.99  |  Saving you £4.00 (26.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

    A global byword for cinematic quality of a quintessentially British nature, Ealing Studios made more than 150 films over a three decade period. A cherished and significant part of British film history, only selected films from both the Ealing and Associated Talking Pictures strands have previously been made available on home video format - with some remaining unseen since their original theatrical release. The Ealing Rarities Collection redresses this imbalance - featuring new transfers from...

  • School For Scoundrels / The Green Man [1960] School For Scoundrels / The Green Man | DVD | (14/04/2003) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £16.99

    In School for Scoundrels wimpy Ian Carmichael wants to impress girls and get one over on all-round show-off and cad Terry Thomas (playing gloriously to type). Discovering Alastair Simms' unorthodox school Carmichael happily enrols and learns the quaint tricks of the day for securing the admiration of a fair lady. Ultimately as a star pupil he teaches the Master a thing or two about true love when everything turns out just fine in the end. Appealing to all male sensibilities is the idea of a magical set of simple rules for winning someone's affections. Set in the tweed-rich environment of an English boarding school makes this an even quainter notion. To watch this classic comedy is to cock one's snoot at womanisers everywhere while unavoidably making a mental list of anything that might actually work! The three central performances are brilliantly realised, particularly the role reversal between Carmichael and Thomas. Try playing a tennis match after a viewing without calling "hard cheese". -Paul Tonks

  • Sapphire [DVD] Sapphire | DVD | (05/09/2011) from £5.43  |  Saving you £7.56 (58.20%)  |  RRP £12.99

    First individual DVD release! Basil Dearden's ground-breaking tale starring Nigel Patrick and Michael Craig portraying two Scotland Yard detectives who are investigating the murder of a young black woman who had been passing for white. As timely a topic today as when made in an England rampant with racial prejudice in the 1950s, it stays just this side of an in-depth indictment of racism and bigotry as the detectives investigate the vast array of suspects - everyone from the girl's white boyfriend and his parents who feared that the association would destroy his career to the boys that the girl had spurned when she was accepted by white society. Winner of BAFTA for Best British Film 1960.

  • The Ship That Died of Shame [DVD] The Ship That Died of Shame | DVD | (10/01/2011) from £9.79  |  Saving you £6.20 (38.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Based on a short story by Nicholas Monsarrat (author of 'The Cruel Sea') and directed by Basil Dearden (The Blue Lamp The League Of Gentleman) The Ship That Died Of Shame takes place during the bleak aftermath of the Second World War a crew of navy veterans played by screen legend Richard Attenborough George Baker (The Dam Busters) and Bill Owen (Last Of The Summer Wine) are forced into smuggling black market goods across the English Channel to make ends meet. But it isn't long before wine and cigarettes are replaced by the more lucrative cargo of automatic weapons and counterfeit money. A crisis of conscience lies upon the horizon when one of the crew refuses to turn a blind eye after discovering that the mysterious stranger they've been asked to smuggle into England hides a dark and harrowing secret.

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