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Peter Bogdanovich

  • Mask [1985] Mask | DVD | (05/09/2005) from £2.72  |  Saving you £7.27 (72.80%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Sometimes the most unlikely people become heroes. Based on the true story of a teenager with a facial deformity from a rare disorder that no child has been known to survive. Cher won Best Actress Award at Cannes for her performance as Rocky's mother in this emotional and spirited drama.

  • The Sopranos - Season 5 The Sopranos - Season 5 | DVD | (20/06/2005) from £7.99  |  Saving you £54.00 (87.10%)  |  RRP £61.99

    Facing an indeterminate sentence of weeks/months/years until new episodes, Sopranos fans are advised to take the fifth; season, that is. At this point, superlatives don't do The Sopranos justice, but justice was at last served to this benchmark series. For the first time, The Sopranos rubbed out The West Wing to take home its first Emmy for Outstanding Dramatic Series. Michael Imperioli and Drea de Matteo also earned Best Supporting Actor and Actress honors for some of their finest hours as Christopher and Adriana. From the moment a wayward bear lumbers into the Sopranos' yard in the season opener, it is clear that The Sopranos is in anything but a "stagmire." The series benefits from an infusion of new blood, the so-called "Class of 2004," imprisoned "family" members freshly released from jail. Most notable among these is Tony's cousin, Tony Blundetto (Steve Buscemi, who directed the pivotal season 3 episode "Pine Barrens"), who initially wants to go straight, but proves himself to be something of a "free agent," setting up a climactic stand-off between Tony and New York boss Johnny Sack. These 13 mostly riveting episodes unfold with a page-turning intensity with many rich subplots. Estranged couple Tony and Carmela (the incomparable James Gandolfini and Edie Falco) work toward a reconciliation (greased by Tony's purchase of a $600,000 piece of property for Carmela to develop). The Feds lean harder on an increasingly stressed-out and distraught Adriana to "snitch" with inevitable results. This season's hot-button episode is "The Test Dream," in which Tony is visited by some of the series' dear, and not-so-dearly, departed in a harrowing nightmare. With this set, fans can enjoy marathon viewings of an especially satisfying season, but considering the long wait ahead for season 6, best to take Tony's advice to his son, who, at one point, gulps down a champagne toast. "Slow down," Tony says. "You're supposed to savor it." --Donald Liebenson, Amazon.com

  • The Barbra Streisand Collection -- What's Up Doc / Up The Sandbox / Nuts / The Main Event The Barbra Streisand Collection -- What's Up Doc / Up The Sandbox / Nuts / The Main Event | DVD | (25/08/2003) from £13.19  |  Saving you £22.80 (63.40%)  |  RRP £35.99

    The Barbra Streisand Collection consists of four movies: What's Up, Doc? (1972), Up the Sandbox (1972), The Main Event (1979) and Nuts (1987) In What's Up, Doc?, director Peter Bogdanovich tipped his hat to the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s, and especially the most glorious of them all, Howard Hawks' Bringing Up Baby. Barbra Streisand plays a charming flake who distracts a self-absorbed musicologist (Ryan O'Neal). He's engaged to be married, but soon Streisand's character has him chasing after stolen jewellery and getting into one madcap fix after another. --Tom Keogh Up the Sandbox springs from the early 1970s, when Streisand's career was in full stride. She stars as Margaret, a stay-at-home mum in the middle of New York who's feeling the strain of her narrow life. Frustrated by her self-involved husband and the mentally unstimulating tasks of motherhood, she escapes into fantasies--such as being chatted up by a cross-gendered Fidel Castro, bombing the Statue of Liberty with black militants and having a furious catfight with her overbearing mother. The movie's strength lies in these fantasies' slippery nature; some are over the top, but others are so subtle you're not always sure where they start and stop, making the portrait of Margaret's psyche intriguingly complex. --Bret Fetzer The Main Event is a comedic misfire from the mid-1970s, a futile attempt to bottle the same lightning that struck when Streisand teamed with Ryan O'Neal in What's Up, Doc? Here, Streisand plays a spoiled rich girl, the head of a bankrupt cosmetics company, who discovers she's lost everything--except her ownership of the contract of a washed-up boxer (O'Neal). So she tries to rally this dispirited pug into a comeback that will earn the kinds of purses that will put her back on her feet. Naturally, in the process, romantic sparks are kindled. But despite a loud and energetic performance by Streisand, the comedy doesn't add up to much. --Marshall Fine In Nuts Streisand is a mad high-priced "escort" accused of murder, but whether she's mad as hell or mad as a hatter is the question in this courtroom drama, adapted from the play by Tom Topor. While her doting, wilfully uncomprehending mother (Maureen Stapleton) and stepdad with a secret (Karl Malden) try to have her judged incompetent and sent to an asylum, she fights for her day in court with the help of a hapless legal aid attorney (a refreshingly understated Richard Dreyfuss). James Whitmore presides over the hearing with a compassion and sense of justice that gives one faith in the system, and la Streisand (who developed and produced the project) sinks her teeth into the tempestuous role like a starving actress. The plot holds few surprises, but the drama lies in the characters; veteran director Martin Ritt brings out the best in a top-flight cast. --Sean Axmaker

  • She's Funny That Way [DVD] She's Funny That Way | DVD | (10/08/2015) from £2.96  |  Saving you £13.03 (81.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    In Peter Bogdanovich's much-anticipated return to the silver screen SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY young Hollywood starlet Isabella (Imogen Poots; Filth) recalls how the actions of charming Broadway director Arnold (Owen Wilson; The Grand Budapest Hotel) changed her life forever. A classic style New York romantic comedy with touches of classic screwball and a sprinkling of terrific cameos the former escort reminisces to a reporter about her rags to riches fairy tale - a chain of events affecting the lives of everyone involved including Arnold’s wife Delta (Kathryn Hahn; Tomorrowland) leading man Seth (Rhys Ifans; The Amazing Spider-Man) playwright Joshua (Will Forte; The Watch) and even Isabella’s therapist Jane (Jennifer Aniston; We’re the Millers).

  • The Last Picture Show [1971] The Last Picture Show | DVD | (26/11/2001) from £4.09  |  Saving you £8.30 (63.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Based on the novel by Larry McMurty The Last Picture Show is a more bitter than bittersweet drama about growing up and winding down in the dusty nowhere town of Anarene, Texas, during 1951-52. Unusually shot in black and white while the rest of Hollywood was going psychedelic in 1971, it's an interesting contrast with the rock 'n' roll nostalgia of American Graffiti (the films share a key moment in which the boy who is leaving town gives a precious car to his stay-at-home friend and both make oblique references to Vietnam). It visits a recent past already nostalgic for a heroic Western era and discovers that whatever was wonderful has already gone by the time of these teenagers. Introspective Timothy Bottoms and outgoing Jeff Bridges are best friends and stalwarts of the school's losing football team. Cybill Shepherd is the blonde teen queen who innocently spreads chaos, ditching long-time boyfriend Bridges to run with a richer, faster set. She steals Bottoms away from an older married woman (Cloris Leachman) which prompts a vicious falling-out between Bottoms and Bridges. As the kids run around heedless, the town's older generation remember their own wilder days and wonder how they came to be so unhappy. Ben Johnson, in Academy Award-winning form, is "Sam the Lion", the wise old cowboy who runs the movie house and pool hall. He muses about his long-ago affair with Shepherd's feisty mother (Ellen Burstyn), who is currently throwing herself at a callous oilman stud (Clu Gulager). A soap in essence but director Peter Bogdanovich plays it as a John Ford-style "closing of the frontier" Western, with ugly-beautiful images of a West that has swapped cattle for oil but failed to strike it rich. He layers in evocative snatches of Hank Williams among the whistling winds and the whining locals. It perhaps has a tragedy too many in its last act and can't quite work up the tears with an actual martyrdom, but it does deliver a signature line of wistful regret, "nothing's been right since Sam the Lion died".On the DVD: this is an anamorphic widescreen 1.85:1 version of the 121-minute 1974 re-release, with one additional scene for Eileen Brennan's waitress, now labelled "the director's cut". It boasts a great sounding mono track, with alternate soundtracks and subtitles in a bunch of languages; a tiny promo piece from 1974 with a Bogdanovich interview; a solid hour-long retrospective documentary with interviews from a lot of the cast and crew (including future director Frank Marshall, an assistant and bit-player) and some trailers. Oddly, Bogdanovich has done a full-length commentary for Orson Welles' Citizen Kane but not for his own best film. --Kim Newman

  • Paper Moon (1973) [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) Paper Moon (1973) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) | Blu Ray | (25/05/2015) from £10.19  |  Saving you £5.80 (36.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Continuing a run of Seventies smash-hits for director Peter Bogdanovich after the enormous success of his The Last Picture Show and What’s Up Doc? Paper Moon saw the filmmaker sustaining his collaboration with actor Ryan O’Neal and introduced the world to the precocious talent of the future Barry Lyndon star's daughter Tatum then 10 who for her performance was the youngest-ever actress to be awarded an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. After meeting a newly orphaned girl named Addie Loggins (Tatum O’Neal) con man Moses Pray (Ryan O’Neal) who may or may not be Addie’s father is enlisted to deliver the newly orphaned Addie to her aunt in Missouri. Shortly after however the two realise that together they make an efficient scam-artist duo. Adventure ensues as the pair blaze through the American Midwest stealing swindling and selling the moon… With its stunning black-and-white cinematography shot by the great László Kovács and its superb evocation of Depression-era locales Paper Moon endures as one of the key American comedies of the 1970s. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film in its UK home viewing premiere in a new Dual-Format edition. Bonus Features: Glorious new 1080p transfer of the film Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Full-length audio commentary with director Peter Bogdanovich A group of documentaries about the making of the film 36-PAGE BOOKLET featuring a new essay on the film by Mike Sutton rare production stills and more!

  • Noises Off! Noises Off! | DVD | (05/04/2004) from £4.29  |  Saving you £10.70 (71.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Film comedy based on Michael Frayne's original screen play which follows the staging of a Broadway production in which everything that could go wrong does go wrong!

  • Texasville [1990] Texasville | DVD | (07/02/2005) from £5.99  |  Saving you £6.20 (47.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Director Peter Bogdanovich revisits small-town Texas life in the long-awaited sequel to his 1971 masterpiece 'The Last Picture Show'. It's been over 30 years since Duane Jackson Sonny Crawford and Jacy Farrow graduated from high school. Life is still bittersweet as the town prepares to host the county's centennial celebration. Duane struck it rich with oil but is saddled with $12 million in debt and a shopaholic wife Karla. To make matters worse his dysfunctional children are out

  • Cat's Meow [2002] Cat's Meow | DVD | (09/11/2007) from £2.75  |  Saving you £14.94 (83.00%)  |  RRP £17.99

    As William Randolph Hearst and his lover actress Marion Davies set sail from San Pedro Harbour early one Saturday morning hosting a small group that includes the brilliant but self-absorbed Charlie Chaplin film pioneer Thomas Ince and ambitious novelist Elinor Glyn it quickly becomes clear that although witty repartee is the order of the day deceit and deception are also on the menu... From award-winning screenwriter Steven Peros and acclaimed director Peter Bogdanovich comes

  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Runnin' Down a Dream - A Film by Peter Bogdanovich 4 Disc Boxset (3DVD + CD) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Runnin' Down a Dream - A Film by Peter Bogdanovich 4 Disc Boxset (3DVD + CD) | DVD | (26/11/2007) from £15.25  |  Saving you £12.74 (45.50%)  |  RRP £27.99

    This 4 disc box set features the following: 2 DVD's of the epic four hour film capturing 30 years of rock and roll history by famed director Peter Bogdanovich (Director's Cut) - This movie contains hours of never before seen footage and interviews with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers plus music from the storied rock band's entire career. The movie features interviews with George Harrison Eddie Vedder Stevie Nicks Dave Grohl Jeff Lynne Rick Rubin Johnny Depp Jackson Browne and more. 1 DVD of the celebrated 30th Anniversary Concert in Heartbreaker hometown Gainesville Florida 1 Soundtrack CD featuring rare and unreleased tracks Tracklisting: DVD Disc 1: Runnin' Down a Dream: 1. Gainesville 2006 2. Elvis 3. What's In A Name 4. Mike 5. Benmont 6. B.Y.O.F (Build Your Own Festival) 7. Fast Forward 8. Deals 9. A Broken Bond 10. Ron and Stan 11. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 12. Third 13. Fuel 14. Howie 15. Poet DVD Disc 2: Runnin' Down a Dream: 1. Bob Dylan 2. Strange Coincidences 3. Scott 4. The Bottom Line 5. Steve 6. John 7. Round Trip 8. Rock and Roll Heaven 9. Runnin' Down a Dream (End credits) 10. One DVD Disc 3: 30th Anniversary Concert: 1. Listen To Her Heart 2. Mary Jane's Last Dance 3. I Won't Back Down 4. Free Fallin' 5. Saving Grace 6. I'm A Man 7. Oh Well 8. Handle With Care 9. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (with Stevie Nicks) 10. I Need To Know (with Stevie Nicks) 11. It's Good To Be King 12. Down South 13. Southern Accents 14. Insider (with Stevie Nicks) 15. Learning To Fly 16. Don't Come Around Here No More 17. Runnin' Down A Dream 18. You Wreck Me 19. Mystic Eyes 20. American Girl CD Disc 4: Bonus Soundtrack CD: 1. Breakdown 2. Anything That's Rock and Roll 3. Fooled Again (I Don't Like It) 4. American Girl 5. Shadow of A Doubt (A Complex Kid) 6. Stories We Could Tell 7. Keeping Me Alive 8. Honey Bee 9. Lost Highway

  • The Thing Called Love (Director's Cut) [1993] The Thing Called Love (Director's Cut) | DVD | (02/10/2006) from £5.99  |  Saving you £4.00 (40.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Stand By Your Dream In Nashville Tennessee there are 10 000 singer-songwriters chasing success... with one chance in a million of getting it. For Mirand ""no relation to Elvis"" Presley (Samantha Mathis) that's one chance worth taking. Fresh from New York City Miranda befriends three fellow hopefuls: shy Connecticut cowboy Kyle Davidson (Dermot Mulroney); Southern belle Linda Lue Linden (Sandra Bullock); and James Wright (River Phoenix) a cocky Texan with brooding good looks and a honeyed voice. Together they begin a rocky ride down Music City's well-worn highway to what they hope will be stardom. During their odyssey they encounter happiness heartbreak - and The Thing Called Love.

  • To Sir With Love 2 [1996] To Sir With Love 2 | DVD | (11/10/2004) from £4.22  |  Saving you £1.77 (29.50%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Available for the first time on DVD! A teacher of thirty years experience takes a job at a run-down multi-racial high school in Chicago and begins teaching the youngsters respect.

  • The Mystery of Natalie Wood [DVD] The Mystery of Natalie Wood | DVD | (19/06/2001) from £14.97  |  Saving you £-0.60 (-4.20%)  |  RRP £14.37

    Import from The Netherlands with English soundtrack From one day to the next , she was the most beloved child star of America. She was a true superstar , the last of the actresses in the time-honored Hollywood tradition . This detailed film biography of one of the best actresses in Hollywood and antrekkelijkste covers her entire life, her fairytale career , her turbulent life and her mysterious death . In 1943, in Santa Rosa made filming on location. Among the spectators is Natasha Gurdin , the four -year-old daughter of Russian immigrants . At the urging of her energetic mother , Mary ( Alice Krige , Dinotopia ) , she makes a bow to the manufacturer , introduces himself and says, 'I want to be a movie star . "She brings very convincing and it has therefore successfully . She took the name Natalie Wood ( Elizabeth Rice , My Dog Skip) , and when she was seven , the charming girl on its way to become what her mother had always hoped for more precise known worldwide . What was the life of Natalie Wood looks like she closed the door of the studio behind ? The complex , frightening and revealing answer is given in The Mystery of Natalie Wood , based on Natasha , the biography has been a long time. In the list of best-sellers from The New York Times Language : English Subtitles: Dutch Picture: 4:3 Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0

  • The Mask [1994] The Mask | DVD | (26/01/2009) from £3.26  |  Saving you £1.64 (33.50%)  |  RRP £4.9

    Sometimes the most unlikely people become heroes. Based on the true story of a teenager with a facial deformity from a rare disorder that no child has been known to survive. Cher won Best Actress Award at Cannes for her performance as Rocky's mother in this emotional and spirited drama.

  • Perfect Crimes 3 Perfect Crimes 3 | DVD | (06/01/2003) from £8.97  |  Saving you £-5.98 (-200.00%)  |  RRP £2.99

    3 star packed crime thrillers recreating the golden age of film noir. 'A Dime A Dance': When taxi-dancer Ginger's best friend Julie is found murdered the evidence points to a stalker killer. Detective Nick Marino stakes-out the dance hall and gets cheek-to-cheek with sexy Ginger. But while Nick's away Ginger finds herself in the arms of customer number 5 a slow dance of death. 'Good Housekeeping': 1950's USA. Helen Fiske had it all: the little house in the suburbs the well-stocked refridgerator and the hard-working husband. A good life. Until the night a blind gangster with a sharp cane and his two cronies turned her world upside down forever. 'The Black Bargain': Crime boss Abbazzia checks into a plush suite with the last remnants of his shot- up mob to regroup and wait for reinforcements. But as his women and bodyguards begin to desert he's left to ponder the rules of the underworld jungle- the wounded animal always dies alone...

  • Nickelodeon [1976] Nickelodeon | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £9.79  |  Saving you £3.20 (24.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Nickelodeon recalls the early days of the motion picture industry and is based in part on Peter Bogdanovich's interviews with pioneering directors Raoul Walsh and Allan Dwan. Lawyer-turned-movie-director Leo Harrigan (Ryan O'Neal) and Buck Greenaway (Burt Reynolds) an actor are both sent to California to shut down a renegade group of silent movie makers. Joining forces with cameraman Franklin Frank (John Ritter) leading lady Kathleen Cooke (Jane Hitchcock) and precocious prop-girl Alice Forsythe (Tatum O'Neal) Harrigan and Greenaway somehow find themselves working with the movie crew instead of shutting them down. Greenaway becomes a star and Harrigan a respected director but both battle over the affections of Cooke...

  • Targets [1968] Targets | DVD | (05/04/2004) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Aging horror film star Orlok (Karloff) announces his retirement as an apparently average young man (O'Kelly) goes on a shooting spree eventually showing up at a drive-in theater where Orlok is making his final personal appearance...

  • Daisy Miller [1974] Daisy Miller | DVD | (16/02/2004) from £22.00  |  Saving you £-2.01 (-10.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A beautiful adaptation of the Henry James novella about a beautiful American girl Daisy whose headstrong ways create quite a stir in European society during the 1800's. Daisy finds herself caught between the affections of two men: European aristocrat Frederick Winterbourne and the suave Italian Mr Giovanelli Daisy's American ways slowly clash with continental etiquette and concern her mother Ms Ezra B Miller who tries to persuade her to act more like a proper lady.

  • Nickelodeon [1976] Nickelodeon | DVD | (08/09/2003) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Nickelodeon recalls the early days of the motion picture industry and is based in part on Peter Bogdanovich's interviews with pioneering directors Raoul Walsh and Allan Dwan. Lawyer-turned-movie-director Leo Harrigan (Ryan O'Neal) and Buck Greenaway (Burt Reynolds) an actor are both sent to California to shut down a renegade group of silent movie makers. Joining forces with cameraman Franklin Frank (John Ritter) leading lady Kathleen Cooke (Jane Hitchcock) and precocious prop-girl

  • Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women [DVD] Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women | DVD | (19/04/2010) from £4.40  |  Saving you £0.59 (11.80%)  |  RRP £4.99

    After crash landing on Venus a team of astronauts encounter flying reptiles and other prehistoric monsters. One they kill is considered a God by the female inhabitants of Venus bringing further wrath from an already hostile planet.

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