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  • The Polar Express (1 Disc) The Polar Express (1 Disc) | DVD | (25/04/2006) from £5.14  |  Saving you £2.80 (35.00%)  |  RRP £7.99

    A disillusioned little boy, just old enough to doubt the existence of Santa Claus, has the adventure of a lifetime one fateful Christmas Eve.

  • Forrest Gump - Single Disc (*3 DVDs for £15) Forrest Gump - Single Disc (*3 DVDs for £15) | DVD | (20/07/2006) from £4.79  |  Saving you £8.20 (63.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Forrest Gump is the movie triumph that became a phenomenon. Tom Hanks gives an astonishing performance as Forrest an everyman whose simple innocence comes to embody a generation. Winner of six Academy Awards including Best Picture Best Director (Robert Zemeckis) and Best Actor (Tom Hanks).

  • Back to The Future Trilogy [DVD] [1985] Back to The Future Trilogy | DVD | (05/10/2015) from £7.08  |  Saving you £27.91 (79.80%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Back to the Future: The future for 17-year-old Marty McFly is not shaping up well. His family is dysfunctional his schoolteacher Mr Strickland is out to get him his music is just too loud and the rest of the world doesn't care. Only with his girlfriend Jennifer Parker and local eccentric scientist Dr Emmet Brown does he find the encouragement and excitement he needs. Never in time for his classes or his dinner one day Marty wasn't in his time at all but having the time of his life. But what time is it? Marty got home early last night - 30 years early. One of the not-so-crazy scientist's experiment went slightly wrong and Marty was caught up in it to find himself at the wheel of a DeLorean car - converted into a time machine. It roars back to 1955 where he meets his parents when they were his age and sets out to make a man out of his dim-wit father. Bonus features: Deleted Scenes: Pinch Me Doc's Personal Belongings She's Cheating Darth Vader (Extended Version) Hit Me George You Got A Permit? The Phone Booth; Deleted Scenes with Commentary; Tales From The Future: In The Beginning; Tales From The Future: Time To Go; Tales From The Future: Keeping Time; Archival Featurette: The Making Of Back To The Future; Archival Featurette: Making The Trilogy: Chapter One; Archival Featurette: Back to the Future Night; Michael J. Fox Q & A; Behind the Scenes: Original Makeup Tests; Behind the Scenes: Outtakes; Behind the Scenes:- Nuclear Test Site with commentary; Photo Galleries; Production Art; Additional Storyboards; Behind The Scenes Photographs ; Marketing Material; Character Portraits; Huey Lewis and the News Power of Love Music Video; Theatrical Teaser Trailer; Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton; Q&A Commentary with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale; Thank You Piracy Trailer. Back to the Future 2: A scientist and his young friend discover on their return trip from the future that the present has been altered for the worse. Marty and Doc once again climb into the Delorean and travel back to the future in an attempt to put 1985 and their lives back to normal. The exhilarating visit by Marty and the Doc to the year 2015 seemingly resolves a few problems with the future McFly family. But when the two return home they soon discover someone has tampered with time to produce a nightmarish Hill Valley 1985. Their only hope is to once again get back to 1955 and save the future. Bonus features: Deleted Scenes ; Deleted Scenes with Commentary; Tales From The Future: Time Flies; Tales From The Future: The Physics of Back to the Future with Dr. Michio; Archival Featurette: The Making of Back to the Future Part II; Archival Featurette: Making The Trilogy Chapter Two; Behind-The-Scenes: Outtakes; Behind-The-Scenes: Production Design; Behind-The-Scenes: Storyboarding; Behind-The-Scenes: Designing The Delorean ; Behind-The-Scenes: Designing Time Travel; Behind-The-Scenes: Hoverboard Test; Behind-The-Scenes: Evolution of Visual Effects Shots; Photo Galleries; Production Art; Additional Storyboards; Behind The Scenes Photographs; Marketing Material; Character Portraits; Theatrical Trailer; Q&A with Director and Producer; Feature Commentary; Thank You Piracy Trailer. Back to the Future 3: At the end of the second sequel the Delorean breaks down in a thunderstorm and the Doc is whisked away to a mystery destination. Marty is left trapped and looking for his friend. Doc Brown has in fact been sent even further to the past into the age of the Wild West. Marty must travel to 1885 to rescue Doc from a premature end. Surviving an Indian attack and unfriendly townsfolk Marty finds Doc Brown the blacksmith. But with the Doc under the spell of the charming Clara Clayton it's lup to Marty to get them out of the wild west and back to the future. It's action laughs and romance in this grand finale to the blockbuser time-travel series. Bonus features: Deleted Scenes; Deleted Scenes with Commentary; Tales From The Future: Third Times The Charm; Tales From The Future: The Test of Time; Archival Featurette: The Making Of Back to the Future Part III; Archival Featurette: Making The Trilogy: Chapter Three; Archival Featurette: The Secrets to The Back to the Future Trilogy; Behind-The-Scenes: Outtakes; Behind-The-Scenes: Designing the Town Hill Valley; Behind-The-Scenes: Designing the Campaign; Photo Galleries; Production Art; Additional Storyboards; Behind The Scenes Photographs; Marketing Material; Character Portraits; ZZ Top Doubleback Music Video; FAQs About The Trilogy; Theatrical Trailer; Back to the Future: The Ride: Lobby Queue; Back to the Future: The Ride: The Ride Part 1 Preshow; Back to the Future: The Ride: The Ride Part 2; Q&A Commentary with Director & Producer; Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton.

  • The Polar Express [Blu-ray] [2004] The Polar Express | Blu Ray | (26/11/2007) from £7.87  |  Saving you £17.12 (68.50%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Santa Claus does not exist. Or does he? For one doubting boy (voice of Daryl Sabara & Tom Hanks) an astonishing event occurs. Late on Christmas Eve night he lies in bed hoping to hear the sound of reindeer bells from Santa's sleigh. When to his surprise a steam engine's roar and whistle can be heard outside his window. The conductor (also voiced of Tom Hanks) invites him on board to take an extraordinary journey to the North Pole with many other pajama-clad children. There he receives an extraordinary gift only those who still believe in Santa can experience.

  • Allied (DVD + Digital Download) [2017] Allied (DVD + Digital Download) | DVD | (03/04/2017) from £5.59  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war. Bonus: Story of Allied From Stages to the Sahara: The Production Design of Allied 'Til Death Do Us Part: Max and Marianne Guys and Gals: The Ensemble Cast Click Images to Enlarge

  • Back to The Future Trilogy [Blu-ray] [1985] [Region Free] Back to The Future Trilogy | Blu Ray | (05/10/2015) from £9.48  |  Saving you £2.52 (21.00%)  |  RRP £12

    Back to the Future: The future for 17-year-old Marty McFly is not shaping up well. His family is dysfunctional his schoolteacher Mr Strickland is out to get him his music is just too loud and the rest of the world doesn't care. Only with his girlfriend Jennifer Parker and local eccentric scientist Dr Emmet Brown does he find the encouragement and excitement he needs. Never in time for his classes or his dinner one day Marty wasn't in his time at all but having the time of his life. But what time is it? Marty got home early last night - 30 years early. One of the not-so-crazy scientist's experiment went slightly wrong and Marty was caught up in it to find himself at the wheel of a DeLorean car - converted into a time machine. It roars back to 1955 where he meets his parents when they were his age and sets out to make a man out of his dim-wit father. Bonus features: Deleted Scenes: Pinch Me Doc's Personal Belongings She's Cheating Darth Vader (Extended Version) Hit Me George You Got A Permit? The Phone Booth; Deleted Scenes with Commentary; Tales From The Future: In The Beginning; Tales From The Future: Time To Go; Tales From The Future: Keeping Time; Archival Featurette: The Making Of Back To The Future; Archival Featurette: Making The Trilogy: Chapter One; Archival Featurette: Back to the Future Night; Michael J. Fox Q & A; Behind the Scenes: Original Makeup Tests; Behind the Scenes: Outtakes; Behind the Scenes:- Nuclear Test Site with commentary; Photo Galleries; Production Art; Additional Storyboards; Behind The Scenes Photographs ; Marketing Material; Character Portraits; Huey Lewis and the News Power of Love Music Video; Theatrical Teaser Trailer; Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton; Q&A Commentary with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale; Thank You Piracy Trailer. Back to the Future 2: A scientist and his young friend discover on their return trip from the future that the present has been altered for the worse. Marty and Doc once again climb into the Delorean and travel back to the future in an attempt to put 1985 and their lives back to normal. The exhilarating visit by Marty and the Doc to the year 2015 seemingly resolves a few problems with the future McFly family. But when the two return home they soon discover someone has tampered with time to produce a nightmarish Hill Valley 1985. Their only hope is to once again get back to 1955 and save the future. Bonus features: Deleted Scenes ; Deleted Scenes with Commentary; Tales From The Future: Time Flies; Tales From The Future: The Physics of Back to the Future with Dr. Michio; Archival Featurette: The Making of Back to the Future Part II; Archival Featurette: Making The Trilogy Chapter Two; Behind-The-Scenes: Outtakes; Behind-The-Scenes: Production Design; Behind-The-Scenes: Storyboarding; Behind-The-Scenes: Designing The Delorean ; Behind-The-Scenes: Designing Time Travel; Behind-The-Scenes: Hoverboard Test; Behind-The-Scenes: Evolution of Visual Effects Shots; Photo Galleries; Production Art; Additional Storyboards; Behind The Scenes Photographs; Marketing Material; Character Portraits; Theatrical Trailer; Q&A with Director and Producer; Feature Commentary; Thank You Piracy Trailer. Back to the Future 3: At the end of the second sequel the Delorean breaks down in a thunderstorm and the Doc is whisked away to a mystery destination. Marty is left trapped and looking for his friend. Doc Brown has in fact been sent even further to the past into the age of the Wild West. Marty must travel to 1885 to rescue Doc from a premature end. Surviving an Indian attack and unfriendly townsfolk Marty finds Doc Brown the blacksmith. But with the Doc under the spell of the charming Clara Clayton it's lup to Marty to get them out of the wild west and back to the future. It's action laughs and romance in this grand finale to the blockbuser time-travel series. Bonus features: Deleted Scenes; Deleted Scenes with Commentary; Tales From The Future: Third Times The Charm; Tales From The Future: The Test of Time; Archival Featurette: The Making Of Back to the Future Part III; Archival Featurette: Making The Trilogy: Chapter Three; Archival Featurette: The Secrets to The Back to the Future Trilogy; Behind-The-Scenes: Outtakes; Behind-The-Scenes: Designing the Town Hill Valley; Behind-The-Scenes: Designing the Campaign; Photo Galleries; Production Art; Additional Storyboards; Behind The Scenes Photographs; Marketing Material; Character Portraits; ZZ Top Doubleback Music Video; FAQs About The Trilogy; Theatrical Trailer; Back to the Future: The Ride: Lobby Queue; Back to the Future: The Ride: The Ride Part 1 Preshow; Back to the Future: The Ride: The Ride Part 2; Q&A Commentary with Director & Producer; Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton.

  • A Christmas Carol [DVD] [2009] A Christmas Carol | DVD | (08/11/2010) from £3.28  |  Saving you £13.70 (76.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Fans of Robert Zemeckis's brilliant special effects, and of Jim Carrey's transformative acting abilities, will be swept away by their collaboration in the stunning A Christmas Carol. Perhaps more surprising is that Charles Dickens purists will also be impressed and captivated by this version of the oft-told tale--which is dark, complex, and in its way, uncompromising. Which is all to say that this Christmas Carol is an instant holiday classic, easily taking its place alongside the Alistair Sim version, the Patrick Stewart version, and even the Mr. Magoo version of the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his ultimate holiday redemption. Carrey is dazzling as not only Scrooge, the most miserable, and miserly, man in 19th-century England, but as the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future. As with The Polar Express, Zemeckis animates the film over the actors' physical performances onscreen, but here, the emotion is intact--even heightened by the brilliant effects. Joining Carrey in the cast are terrific players, including Gary Oldman (Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the ghost of Marley), Cary Elwes, Bob Hoskins, and Robin Wright Penn. But the heart of the film is Carrey, whose dramatic acting has shone in films like The Truman Show and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. The emotional connection Carrey makes with his characters is what brings Dickens's classic alive--and what connects the viewer with the true spirit of the holidays. "God bless us, every one". --A.T. Hurley

  • Cast Away [DVD] [2000] Cast Away | DVD | (14/01/2013) from £4.09  |  Saving you £15.80 (79.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Cast Away reunites star Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis in their first collaboration since the heavy-handed sentimentality of Forrest Gump. Thankfully, this time their film's life-affirming message is delivered with more subtlety, attributable both to an extraordinarily committed, physically demanding central performance from Hanks and to Zemeckis' technically masterful but carefully understated direction. It's also a film with three distinct "acts" or, to be old-fashioned about it, a proper beginning, middle and end. The story follows schedule-obsessed but fulfilled FedEx supervisor Chuck Noland (Act 1) on a personal journey into the bleakest, most solitary despair (Act 2), before Helen Hunt, in the thankless role of ex-girlfriend, unwittingly allows him to glimpse an optimistic future full of untapped possibilities (Act 3). Hanks' sojourn on the island is the centrepiece, but this is no tropical island idyll: following a terrifying plane crash (the one sequence in the film where Zemeckis shows off his uncanny ability to choreograph action), life on the island is seen to be a depressing and bitter experience filled with disappointment, danger and suicidal despair. Having lost all hope of rescue, ultimately Noland's greatest test is not to survive, but to find a reason to survive. He has no Man Friday for company, just a volleyball named "Wilson" that is both a narrative device allowing Hanks to deliver dialogue and an intriguingly pagan personification of the island's spirit under whose protection Noland is finally able to summon fire (significantly, and heartbreakingly, Wilson leaves him as he regains contact with the world). In an era of MTV-style film editing, Zemeckis and Hanks fearlessly take their time establishing with total conviction the grim realities of Noland's situation, his devastating loss of hope and the means by which he achieves his escape. Like Contact before it, Cast Away is a refreshingly thoughtful piece of mainstream cinema that explores weighty existential issues but retains a warm human intimacy. On the DVD: The luminous anamorphic print with vivid Dolby 5.1 soundtrack is accompanied on the first disc by a technical commentary from Zemeckis and key crew personnel. It's plenty insightful for budding filmmakers, although for pure listening pleasure one might have preferred a more relaxed piece with just the director and Tom Hanks. The second disc includes a 30-minute making-of documentary in which the director sums up the moral of the movie--"Surviving is easy but living is difficult". This draws on material from the three other mini-documentaries about survival skills, Wilson the volleyball and the Fijian island location of Monu Riki respectively. There's also a section on the sometimes surprising use of CGI effects and a storyboard-to-film comparison sequence. Tom Hanks chats with American TV host Charlie Rose about this movie and his career in the extensive 50-minute interview. Trailers, artwork and stills round out a valuable two-disc set. --Mark Walker

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Special Edition) [1988] Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Special Edition) | DVD | (08/09/2003) from £4.28  |  Saving you £11.71 (73.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    This zany, eye-popping, knee-slapping landmark in combining animation with live-action ingeniously makes that uneasy combination itself (and the history of Hollywood) its subject. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is based on classic Los Angeles private-eye movies (and, specifically, Chinatown), with detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) investigating a case involving adultery, blackmail, murder, and a fiendish plot to replace LA's once-famous Red Car public transportation system with the automobiles and freeways that would later make it the nation's smog capital. Of course, his sleuthing takes him back to the place he dreads: Toontown, the ghetto for cartoons that abuts Hollywood and that was the site of a tragic incident in Eddie's past. In addition to intermingling cartoon characters with live actors and locations, Roger Rabbit also brings together the greatest array of cartoon stars in the history of motion pictures, from a variety of studios (Disney, Warner Bros, MGM, Fleischer, Universal, and elsewhere): Betty Boop, Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Woody Woodpecker, Droopy Dog, and more! And, of course, there's Maroon Cartoon's greatest star, Roger Rabbit (voice by Charles Fleischer), who suspects his ultra-curvaceous wife, Jessica Rabbit (voice by Kathleen Turner: "I'm not bad; I'm just drawn that way"), of infidelity. Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, Contact), not since the early Looney Tunes' "You Oughtta Be in Pictures" has there been anything like Roger Rabbit. --Jim Emerson

  • Allied (Blu-ray + Digital Download) [2016] Allied (Blu-ray + Digital Download) | Blu Ray | (03/04/2017) from £7.87  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war. Bonus: Story of Allied From Stages to the Sahara: The Production Design of Allied Through the Lens: Directing with Robert Zemeckis 'Til Death Do Us Part: Max and Marianne A Stitch in Time: The Costumes of Allied Guys and Gals: The Ensemble Cast Lights, Pixels, ACTION! The Visual Effects of Allied Behind the Wheel: The Vehicles of Allied Locked and Loaded: The Weapons of Allied That Swingin' Sound: The Music of Allied Click Images to Enlarge

  • Back To The Future [1985] Back To The Future | DVD | (26/12/2005) from £4.49  |  Saving you £11.50 (71.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    17 year old Marty McFly got home early last night. 30 years early! Michael J. Fox stars as Marty McFly a typical American teenager accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean ""time machine"" invented by slightly mad scientist Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd). During his often hysterical always amazing trip back in time Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love otherwise he'll never be born...

  • Death Becomes Her [1992] Death Becomes Her | DVD | (01/06/2009) from £4.69  |  Saving you £8.30 (63.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    If Robert Zemeckis's mega-hit Forrest Gump was too sweet for your taste, you may enjoy the undiluted bitterness of his previous movie, a cynical black comedy that was ahead of its time. Death Becomes Her, an outlandish parable about America's obsession with youth and vanity, exposes the corrosive side of Zemeckis's comic sensibility, the sort of scathing satirical edge he gleefully flourished in his overlooked 1980 Used Cars, which has developed a cult following. Meryl Streep has a ball as the deliciously vicious Madeline Ashton, a flamboyantly mannered actress who makes Bette Davis's formidable Margo Channing in All About Eve look like a wallflower. Goldie Hawn is also in razor-sharp comedic form as Madeline's long-time "best friend," Helen. Sensing a bargain she just can't resist, Madeline steals Helen's meek, plastic-surgeon husband Ernest (Bruce Willis) for her own convenience, and the two women become sworn enemies. But the real complications arise when the two are introduced to a secret anti-aging formula by a mysterious and exotic woman (Isabella Rossellini, delightfully ridiculous) that not only smoothes away wrinkles but actually guarantees immortality. As their undying bodies are twisted and mutilated by violent attacks on each other, both women grow increasingly dependent on Ernest for cosmetic repair. The pioneering digital effects inflicted on Streep and Hawn are as grotesque as they are imaginative and hilarious. Like James Cameron (The Abyss, Titanic), Zemeckis loves a technical challenge, and the new visual tools developed for this movie made his later work (in Forrest Gump and Contact) possible. The digital video disc includes a short feature on the movie's production. --Jim Emerson, Amazon.com

  • Romancing The Stone / The Jewel Of The Nile [1986] Romancing The Stone / The Jewel Of The Nile | DVD | (13/08/2001) from £5.39  |  Saving you £9.60 (64.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    In 1984 Romancing the Stone was a huge hit for director Robert Zemeckis (who later went on to make Forrest Gump, Contact and Castaway among others) thanks in no small part to the winning team of Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito. The chemistry between all three stars is infectious, but Turner steals the show from the guys, playing a pushy romance novelist who gets stuck among some dangerous figures in Colombia and has only a rumpled guide (Michael Douglas) as an ally. Zemeckis--whose specialty at the time was creating set pieces of raucous action (as in his Back to the Future trilogy)--keeps things hopping with lots of kinetic material. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com The Jewel of the Nile is a moderately entertaining sequel that pales by comparison to its predecessor. Romance novelist Kathleen Turner and retired soldier-of-fortune Michael Douglas return as a now-complacent couple. Bored with life on a yacht, they find excitement thrust upon them when she accepts a speaking engagement in the Middle East. Once there, she is abducted and finds herself involved with the "jewel" everyone is chasing. Douglas teams up once more with Danny DeVito to rescue his love. Less charming and more predictable than the original, this suffers for one simple reason: the characters have nowhere to go. In the original story we watched Turner blossom from timid storyteller to lusty adventuress. In this flick she is too much like all the other action adventure babes we've seen before. The same trio of stars reunited to better effect in DeVito's dark comedy The War of the Roses. --Rochelle O'Gorman, Amazon.com

  • A Christmas Carol (Blu-ray 3D) [Region Free] A Christmas Carol (Blu-ray 3D) | Blu Ray | (20/02/2012) from £8.49  |  Saving you £21.50 (71.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Fans of Robert Zemeckis's brilliant special effects, and of Jim Carrey's transformative acting abilities, will be swept away by their collaboration in the stunning A Christmas Carol. Perhaps more surprising is that Charles Dickens purists will also be impressed and captivated by this version of the oft-told tale--which is dark, complex, and in its way, uncompromising. Which is all to say that this Christmas Carol is an instant holiday classic, easily taking its place alongside the Alistair Sim version, the Patrick Stewart version, and even the Mr. Magoo version of the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his ultimate holiday redemption. Carrey is dazzling as not only Scrooge, the most miserable, and miserly, man in 19th-century England, but as the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future. As with The Polar Express, Zemeckis animates the film over the actors' physical performances onscreen, but here, the emotion is intact--even heightened by the brilliant effects. Joining Carrey in the cast are terrific players, including Gary Oldman (Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the ghost of Marley), Cary Elwes, Bob Hoskins, and Robin Wright Penn. But the heart of the film is Carrey, whose dramatic acting has shone in films like The Truman Show and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. The emotional connection Carrey makes with his characters is what brings Dickens's classic alive--and what connects the viewer with the true spirit of the holidays. "God bless us, every one". --A.T. Hurley

  • Forrest Gump [Blu-ray] [1994][Region Free] Forrest Gump | Blu Ray | (29/04/2013) from £7.87  |  Saving you £12.12 (60.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    If you read the label on a box of chocolates you'll know exactly what you're gonna get. Life isn't like that in Forrest Gump, however, which is one of the reasons why this movie divided appreciative audiences from hard-hearted critics like few others before it. Audiences responded to the Frank Capra-style sentimentality of this warm-hearted tale of a good ol' American boy making his way in the world without ever losing his pure and simple innocence. Critics, however, were made uneasy by the apparently reactionary subtext to the parallel lives of Forrest and his girlfriend Jenny. Her fate, contrasted with his, suggests a triumph for plain ol' American values over dangerous freethinking hippies and liberals. Whether the movie is just unadulterated sentiment or right-wing propaganda, one thing at least was acknowledged by all: that Forrest Gump displays all the craftsmanship of one of Hollywood's most inventive directors and features a central performance from an actor renowned for his total commitment to every role. Thanks to Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks, even the most cynical critic will find it hard not to shed at least one tear by the end of this undeniably engrossing movie. The soundtrack is great, too. --Mark Walker

  • Contact [1997] Contact | DVD | (25/09/1998) from £3.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (71.50%)  |  RRP £13.99

    The opening and closing moments of Robert (Forrest Gump) Zemeckis's Contact astonish viewers with the sort of breathtaking conceptual imagery one hardly ever sees in movies these day--each is an expression of the heroine's lifelong quest (both spiritual and scientific) to explore the meaning of human existence through contact with extraterrestrial life. The movie begins by soaring far out into space, then returns dizzyingly to earth until all the stars in the heavens condense into the sparkle in one little girl's eye. It ends with that same girl as an adult (Jodie Foster)--her search having taken her to places beyond her imagination--turning her gaze inward and seeing the universe in a handful of sand. Contact traces the journey between those two visual epiphanies. Based on Carl Sagan's novel, Contact is exceptionally thoughtful and provocative for a big-budget Hollywood science fiction picture, with elements that recall everything from 2001 to The Right Stuff. Foster's solid performance (and some really incredible alien hardware) keep viewers interested, even when the story skips and meanders, or when the halo around the golden locks of rising-star-of-a-different-kind Matthew McConaughey (as the pure-Hollywood-hokum love interest)reaches Milky Way-level wattage. Ambitious, ambiguous, pretentious, unpredictable--Contact is all of these things and more. Much of it remains open to speculation and interpretation but whatever conclusions one eventually draws, Contactdeserves recognition as a rare piece of big-budget studio film making on a personal scale. --Jim Emerson

  • Tom Hanks Collection [1994] Tom Hanks Collection | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £8.49  |  Saving you £16.50 (66.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Titles Comprise: Cast Away: Tom Hanks is Chuck Noland a man in a hurry. His job for Federal Express has him traveling the world on a moments notice exhorting the company's employees to speed things up--never turn your back on the clock. When he's suddenly called away for business on Christmas night his tolerant longtime girlfriend Kelly (Helen Hunt) drives him to the airport. They have their Christmas in the car--and Chuck plunks an engagement ring into her lap right before he gets on the plane telling her I'll be right back. But an unexpected storm cuts the plane's crew off from radio contact and blows them off course. Chuck is the sole survivor of the resulting crash and washes up on a completely deserted island. Stranded there he must give up everything that he once took for granted and learn how to survive all alone in the wilderness. Saving Private Ryan: Seen through the eyes of a squad of American soldiers the story begins with World War II's historic D-Day invasion then moves beyond the beach as the men embark on a dangerous special mission. Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war each man searches for his own answer - and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour decency and courage. Catch Me If You Can: Steven Spielberg directs this incredible-but-true story of the young life of Frank Abagnale Jr. Following the traumatic divorce of his beloved parents (Christopher Walken and Nathalie Baye) in the 1960s at age sixteen Abagnale (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes AWOL becoming a prodigious cheque forger and impersonator of a Pan-Am pilot a doctor and lawyer. Soon he has the FBI fraud squad on his trail in particular dogged agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) who carries on a game of cat-and-mouse with Abagnale over a few years. Forrest Gump: The movie triumph that became a phenomenon. Tom Hanks gives an astonishing performance as Forrest an everyman whose simple innocence comes to embody a generation. Winner of six Academy Awards including Best Picture Best Director (Robert Zemeckis) and Best Actor (Tom Hanks). The Terminal: After arriving at New York's JFK airport Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) gets unwittingly tied in bureaucratic glitches that make it impossible for him to return to his home country or enter the U.S.! Now caught up in the richly complex and amusing world inside the airport Viktor makes friends gets a job finds romance with a flight attendant (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and ultimately discovers America itself...

  • Death Becomes Her (Blu-Ray) Death Becomes Her (Blu-Ray) | Blu Ray | (23/10/2017) from £10.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

  • Back to the Future Trilogy Limited DeLorean Edition [Blu-ray] Back to the Future Trilogy Limited DeLorean Edition | Blu Ray | (25/10/2010) from £6.99  |  Saving you £83.00 (92.20%)  |  RRP £89.99

    Experience the time travel adventure of a lifetime with Back To The Future! Join Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) Doc Brown Christopher Lloyd) and a time-travelling DeLorean as they travel to the past present and future - setting off a time-shattering chain reaction that disrupts the space-time continuum. From filmmakers Steven Spielberg Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale experience the ultimate time travel adventure. Packed with bonus features - it's time to go Back To The Future! Back To The Future: Michael J. Fox stars as Marty McFly a typical American teenager accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean time machine invented by slightly mad scientist Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd). During his often hysterical always amazing trip back in time Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love otherwise he'll never be born... Back To The Future - Part 2: A visit by Marty and Doc Brown to the year 2015 seems to resolve a few problems with the future McFly family. However when they return home they discover someone has tampered with time and Hill Valley 1985; they must once again get back to 1955 to save their future..... Back To The Future - Part 3: Mary Steenburgen joins the cast for this rousing conclusion to the popular series. Stranded in 1955 after a freak burst of lightning Marty must travel back to 1885 to rescue the Wild West Doc Brown from a premature end. Surviving an Indian attack and unfriendly townsfolk Marty finds Doc Brown is the local blacksmith. But with the Doc under the spell of the charming Clara Clayton it's up to Marty to get them out of the Wild West and back to the future...

  • Cast Away [Blu-ray][Region Free] Cast Away | Blu Ray | (02/07/2012) from £6.39  |  Saving you £13.60 (68.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Tom Hanks is Chuck Noland, a man in a hurry. His job for Federal Express has him traveling the world on a moments notice, exhorting the company's employees to speed things up--never turn your back on the clock. When he's suddenly called away for business on Christmas night, his tolerant longtime girlfriend Kelly (Helen Hunt) drives him to the airport. They have their Christmas in the car--and Chuck plunks an engagement ring into her lap right before he gets on the plane, telling her, I'll be right back. But an unexpected storm cuts the plane's crew off from radio contact and blows them off course. Chuck is the sole survivor of the resulting crash, and washes up on a completely deserted island. Stranded there, he must give up everything that he once took for granted and learn how to survive all alone in the wilderness. From director Robert Zemeckis, CAST AWAY is a story of adventure and discovery surrounding one man's will to stay alive.

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