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  • Victoria & Abdul (DVD + digital download) [2017] Victoria & Abdul (DVD + digital download) | DVD | (22/01/2018) from £9.49  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Queen Victoria strikes up an an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Click Images to Enlarge

  • Victoria & Abdul (BD + digital download) [Blu-ray] [2017] Victoria & Abdul (BD + digital download) | Blu Ray | (22/01/2018) from £10.00  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Queen Victoria strikes up an an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Click Images to Enlarge

  • Florence Foster Jenkins [DVD] [2016] Florence Foster Jenkins | DVD | (05/09/2016) from £5.57  |  Saving you £14.20 (71.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS is the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice Florence (Meryl Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew. The comedy drama directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere.

  • Philomena [DVD] Philomena | DVD | (24/03/2014) from £5.49  |  Saving you £14.50 (72.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952 Philomena (Judi Dench) was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a fallen woman. When her baby was only a toddler he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him but with no success.Then she met Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) a world-weary political journalist who happened to be intrigued by her story. Together they set off to America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son but also create an unexpectedly close bond between Philomena and Martin.The film is a compelling narrative of human love and loss that ultimately celebrates life showing that there is laughter even in the darkest places.

  • Gumshoe - Limited Edition Blu Ray [Blu-ray] Gumshoe - Limited Edition Blu Ray | Blu Ray | (19/03/2018) from £14.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    This brilliant feature debut from director Stephen Frears (My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, The Grifters)is an affectionateand uniquely British tribute to the Hollywood detective movies of the 1940s. Starring the great Albert Finney (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Murder on the Orient Express, Skyfall) as a Liverpool bingo-caller who dreams of being a private eye and then finds himself suddenly contacted for what appears to be an actual piece of detective work. Features: High Definition remaster Original mono audio New interview with director Stephen Frears (2018) New interview with screenwriter and actor Neville Smith (2018) New interview with Director of Photography Chris Menges (2018) The Burning (1967, 31 mins): Frears' haunting debut short film Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Robert Murphy, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film World premiere on Blu-ray Limited Edition of 3,000 copies All extras subject to change

  • The Program [DVD] The Program | DVD | (15/02/2016) from £6.59  |  Saving you £11.40 (63.40%)  |  RRP £17.99

    From Academy Award® nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) and producers Working Title Films (The Theory Of Everything, Everest, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), comes the true story of the meteoric rise and fall of one of the most celebrated and controversial men in recent history; Lance Armstrong, the world-renowned Tour de France champion. Inspired by the award winning book ?Seven Deadly Sins' by David Walsh, and featuring a stellar cast including Ben Foster (Lone Survivor), Chris O'Dowd (Calvary), Guillaume Canet (Tell No One) and Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), THE PROGRAM is a tense and suspenseful thriller.

  • High Fidelity [2000] High Fidelity | DVD | (07/05/2001) from £4.39  |  Saving you £13.60 (75.60%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Transplanted from England to the not-so-mean streets of Chicago, the screen adaptation of Nick Hornby's cult-classic novel High Fidelity emerges unscathed from its Americanisation, idiosyncrasies intact, thanks to John Cusack's inimitable charm and a nimble, nifty screenplay (co-written by Cusack). Early-thirtysomething Rob Gordon (Cusack) is a slacker who owns a vintage record shop, a massive collection of LPs, and innumerable top-five lists in his head. At the opening of the film, Rob recounts directly to the audience his all-time top-five breakups-- which doesn't include his recent falling out with his girlfriend Laura (Iben Hjejle), who has just moved out of their apartment. Thunderstruck and obsessed with Laura's desertion (but loath to admit it), Rob begins a quest to confront the women who instigated the aforementioned top-five breakups to find out just what he did wrong. Low on plot and high on self-discovery, High Fidelity takes a good 30 minutes or so to find its groove (not unlike Cusack's Grosse Pointe Blank), but once it does, it settles into it comfortably and builds a surprisingly touching momentum. Rob is basically a grown-up version of Cusack's character in Say Anything (who was told "Don't be a guy--be a man!"), and if you like Cusack's brand of smart-alecky romanticism, you'll automatically be won over (if you can handle Cusack's almost non-stop talking to the camera). Still, it's hard not to be moved by Rob's plight. At the beginning of the film he and his coworkers at the record store (played hilariously by Jack Black and Todd Louiso) seem like overgrown boys in their secret clubhouse; by the end, they've grown up considerably, with a clear-eyed view of life. Ably directed by Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liaisons), High Fidelity features a notable supporting cast of the women in Rob's life, including the striking, Danish-born Hjejle, Lisa Bonet as a sultry singer/songwriter, and the triumphant triumvirate of Lili Taylor, Joelle Carter, and Catherine Zeta Jones as Rob's ex-girlfriends. With brief cameos by Tim Robbins as Laura's new, New Age boyfriend and Bruce Springsteen as himself. --Mark Englehart, Amazon.com

  • Dangerous Liaisons [1988] Dangerous Liaisons | DVD | (01/06/2006) from £3.95  |  Saving you £8.90 (63.60%)  |  RRP £13.99

    A sumptuously mounted and photographed celebration of artful wickedness, betrayal and sexual intrigue among depraved 18th-century French aristocrats, Dangerous Liaisons (based on Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses) is seductively decadent fun. The villainous heroes are the Marquise De Merteuil (Glenn Close) and the Vicomte De Valmont (John Malkovich), who have cultivated their mutual cynicism into a highly developed and exquisitely mannered form of (in-)human expression. Former lovers, they now fancy themselves rather like demigods whose mutual desires have evolved beyond the crudeness of sex or emotion. They ritualistically act out their twisted affections by engaging in elaborate conspiracies to destroy the lives of their less calculating acquaintances, daring each other to ever-more-dastardly acts of manipulation and betrayal. Why? Just because they can; it's their perverted way of getting their kicks in a dead-end, pre-Revolutionary culture. Among their voluptuous and virtuous prey are fair-haired angels played by Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman, who have never looked more ripe for ravishing. When the Vicomte finds himself beset by bewilderingly genuine emotions for one of his victims, the Marquise considers it the ultimate betrayal and plots her heartless revenge. Dangerous Liaisons is a high-mannered revel for the actors, who also include Swoosie Kurtz, Mildred Natwick, and Keanu Reeves. --Jim Emerson

  • The Queen [2006] The Queen | DVD | (12/03/2007) from £3.10  |  Saving you £14.41 (72.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Tradition prepared her. Change will define her. In the wake of the death of Princess Diana in 1997 Queen Elizabeth II (the outstanding Helen Mirren) must come to terms with a nation in mourning a new government under pressure to deliver an outpouring of grief and a Royal family in turmoil...

  • Alan Bennett At The BBC [DVD] Alan Bennett At The BBC | DVD | (26/10/2009) from £9.49  |  Saving you £20.50 (68.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Alan Bennett At The BBC

  • The Royal Box (The King's Speech/ The Queen/ Young Victoria) [DVD] The Royal Box (The King's Speech/ The Queen/ Young Victoria) | DVD | (09/05/2011) from £2.89  |  Saving you £22.10 (88.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The Young Victoria:The Young Victoria is a lavish costume drama that focuses on the early life of Queen Victoria (Emily Blunt, My Summer Of Love, The Devil Wears Prada), one of the most venerated monarchs in British history. Born into nobility, her ascent to the throne was assured. Politically however, Victoria's inexperience meant that she relied heavily upon advisers to guide her. None more so than her cousin Prince Albert (Rupert Friend, Pride And Prejudice), who, at the tender age of 21 she married and went on to have nine children with.Produced by Sarah Ferguson--herself no stranger to the trials and tribulations that befall young royalty--and directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (C.R.A.Z.Y), The Young Victoria is a visually-stunning film that gives candid insight into the challenges faced by those growing up in the public eye.Kings Speech:The untimely death of King George V (Michael Gambon) means that his son will be crowned as King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), however due to his desire to marry a woman whom the church do not approve of, Edward has to step down.Bertie (Colin Firth) is appointed as leader of the country and named King George VI. Unfortunately Bertie has suffered from a speech problem for the majority of his life and can barely speak in private, let alone public. At a time when the country is at war and desperately needing a leader they can trust, King George VI is not the ideal candidate. His wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) is forced to take it upon herself to fix the problem and hire an eccentric and unconventional speech therapist; Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush).A conflict immediately ensues between the teaching style Logue uses and the King. However, after an unorthodox course of treatment the two become good friends and eventually cure the problem, leaving the King to lead his country to victory.Based on the true story of King George VI, The King’s Speech tells the story of the royal and his battle with his stammer. Nominated for 12 Oscars including Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter) and Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush)The Queen:Following the death of Diana the 'People's Princess', the Queen (Helen Mirren) and her family remain hidden behind tradition and the closed doors of Balmoral Castle. whilst the heartbroken public becomes disillusioned with their Queen's absence, an increasingly popular Prime Minister, Tony Blair, must battle to convince the monarchy that its desire for privacy could lead to its ultimate downfall.With an outstanding performance from Helen Mirren, the Queen is Director Stephen Frears' engrossing, intimate and intelligently witty portrait of our monarchy's darkest days in the week following one of the nation's greatest tragedies.

  • Mrs Henderson Presents  [2005] Mrs Henderson Presents | DVD | (20/03/2006) from £2.99  |  Saving you £12.10 (67.30%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Nudity. Variety. High Society. Mrs. Laura Henderson (Judi Dench) may be a widow but she is by no means going to spend the rest her days playing bridge. The Windmill Theatre becomes her raison d'etre and the notorious showman Vivian Van Dam (Bob Hoskins) becomes her business partner and fiercest opponent. The Germans are bombing London but the roar of the Windmill is all that can be heard as Mrs Henderson convinces Lord Cromer (Christopher Guest) to allow her actresses to be th

  • The Van [1996] The Van | DVD | (12/03/2007) from £4.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (61.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    A large portion of life... The third installment of Irish author Roddy Doyle's 'Barrytown Trilogy' depicts the hilarious yet poignant adventures of Bimbo. Upon being fired from his job at the bakery Bimbo and his best mate go into business for themselves and purchase a chipper (a fish and chips van); but will the pressures of financial success sour their friendship forever?

  • Florence Foster Jenkins [Blu-ray] [2016] Florence Foster Jenkins | Blu Ray | (05/09/2016) from £8.19  |  Saving you £20.80 (71.70%)  |  RRP £28.99

    FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS is the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice Florence (Meryl Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew. The comedy drama directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere.

  • My Beautiful Laundrette [1985] My Beautiful Laundrette | DVD | (17/03/2008) from £3.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Set within the Asian community in London My Beautiful Launderette is an unusual love story concerned with identity and entrepreneurial spirit during the Thatcher years. Omar (Gordon Warnecke) takes over the running of his wheeler-dealer uncle's launderette with the intention of turning it into a glittering place of commercial success. When he employs childhood friend and ex-National Front member Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis) they become lovers as well as working partners. However complications soon ensue as the anger of Johnny's deserted gang begins to build and Omar is forced to face increasingly difficult family issues.

  • Follyfoot - Series 1-3 - Complete Follyfoot - Series 1-3 - Complete | DVD | (20/10/2008) from £17.28  |  Saving you £32.71 (65.40%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Follyfoot was based on an idea by novelist Monica Dickens and starred Gillian Blake Steve Hodson and Christian Rodska as the trio of workers at a retirement home for old or unwanted horses. A collection of every episode from each series!

  • Six Plays By Alan Bennett: The Complete Series [DVD] Six Plays By Alan Bennett: The Complete Series | DVD | (20/02/2017) from £13.91  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Stephen Frears produces six plays by Oscar-nominated playwright Alan Bennett. Showcasing the talents of Julie Walters, Prunella Scales, Patricia Routledge, Dave Allen and Alun Armstrong, Six Plays by Alan Bennett includes the BAFTA-nominated Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Frears himself directs four of the six plays, with the remaining two directed by BAFTA-winning Giles Foster and Palm d'Or winner Lindsay Anderson. Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf Trevor Hopkins is painfully shy, but a chance encounter makes him think that his life is about to turn a corner. Starring Neville Smith, Thora Hird and Julie Walters Doris and Doreen Doris and Doreen are happy working in an obscure provincial office, until the spectre of redundancy rears its head. Starring Prunella Scales, Patricia Routledge and Pete Postlethwaite The Old Crowd George and Betty are throwing a housewarming party, but circumstances conspire against them... Starring John Moffatt, Isobel Dean, Peter Jeffrey and Rachel Roberts Afternoon Off A hotel waiter spends an afternoon off in search of sexual fulfilment, but instead finds a town full of eccentrics bearing petty prejudices. Starring Henry Man, Benjamin Whitrow and Philip Jackson One Fine Day An estate agent suffering a mid-life crisis takes up residence in an office block that he's supposed to be renting to his firm's clients. Starring Dave Allen, Robert Stephens and Benjamin Whitrow All Day on the Sands The Coopers decide to holiday in Morecambe as a change from Menorca. They stay in the Miramar Hotel, but Mr Cooper has a guilty secret... Starring Alun Armstrong, Marjorie Yates and Ken Jones

  • Julia Roberts - In The Frame Collection Julia Roberts - In The Frame Collection | DVD | (29/10/2007) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £24.99

    This box set features the following films: Steel Magnolias (Dir. Herbert Ross) (1989): Despite their differences beautiful Shelby (Julia Roberts) her strong-willed mother M'Lynn (Sally Field) beauty parlour owner Truvy (Dolly Parton) elegant wealthy widow Clairee (Olympia Dukakis) sharp tongued Ouiser (Shirley MacLaine) and mousey newcomer Anelle (Daryl Hannah) enjoy a friendship that spans the boundaries of age and status. Erin Brokovich (Dir. Steven Soderbergh) (2000): A real woman. A real story. A real triumph. Julia Roberts stars as Erin Brockovich a feisty young mother who fought for justice any way she knew how. Desperate for a job to support herself and her three children she convinces attorney Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a monumental law case against a giant corporation. Now Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. My Best Friend's Wedding (Dir. P.J. Hogan) (1997): Roberts dazzles as commitment-shy Julianne Potter who suddenly realises she is in love with her best friend Michael (Mulroney). There's just one catch - he's about to marry someone else. America's Sweethearts (Dir. Joe Roth) (): Gwen (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Eddie (John Cusack) are America's Sweethearts two wildly popular celebrities who share their love on and off the screen in this farcical romantic comedy. A messy breakup sends Eddie to a New Age Hollywood healing center and Gwen into the arms of her current affair a Spanish bohunk short on charm (Hank Azaria). When their relationship troubles begin to threaten their superstar celebrity status and the release of their final film together the studio heads call in legendary press agent Lee Phillips (Billy Crystal) to helm the troubled film's press junket. Julia Roberts costars as Kiki Gwen's personal assistant and sister who has always lived to please her demanding diva sister. Once overweight and severely self-conscious Kiki's life revolves around her sister's ridiculous demands in this send up of ego-driven movie star vanity. Phillips manages to gather the warring superstars together at a remote desert location for the all important press junket where his best laid plans begin to unravel in this hysterical parody of the movie industry replete with neurotic actors eccentric crazed directors (Christopher Walken in a gem of a cameo) maniacal studio heads and gossip-starved press who will do anything or anyone for the next big story. Mary Reilly (Dir. Stephen Frears) (1996): Mary (Julia Roberts) is sensitive to the needs and weaknesses of her master Dr Henry Jekyll (John Malkovich) and is prepared to do almost anything for him. Her trust is a blessing as the doctor embarks on a new dangerous experiment - one that will bring about a meeting between Mary and Dr Jekyll's sinister assistant Mr Hyde. Although Mary remains devoted to her brilliant but rather reserved employer she finds herself attracted to the charms of the mysterious Mr Hyde. Together Mary and Mr Hyde share a terrible secret that will cast both fear and danger on the Jekyll household. Stepmom (Dir. Chris Columbus) (1998): Jackie (Susan Sarandon) is a divorced mother of two. Isabel (Julia Roberts) is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie's ex-husband Luke (Ed Harris) forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill both women realise they must put aside their differences to find a common ground and celebrate life to the fullest!

  • The Snapper [DVD] [1993] The Snapper | DVD | (02/11/2009) from £5.99  |  Saving you £7.00 (53.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The Snapper

  • Cheri [DVD] [2009] Cheri | DVD | (21/09/2009) from £4.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (68.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    In a game of seduction... Never fall in love. From acclaimed director Stephen Frears and starring Michelle Pfeiffer Kathy Bates and Rupert Friend comes Ch''ri a luxurious romance set in pre-World War One Paris which tells the story of the love affair between the beautiful retired courtesan L''a and the son of her old colleague and rival Ch''ri. L''a educates the spoilt and shallow boy in the ways of love but after six years Mme Peloux Ch''ri's mother secretly arranges a marriage between him and the daughter of a rich courtesan. As their time to part edges ever nearer they realise their passions run deeper than they ever imagined and how much they mean to each other.

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