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  • Referee's [DVD] Referee's | DVD | (22/08/2011) from £6.59  |  Saving you £11.40 (63.40%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • Secret History of the Freemans Secret History of the Freemans | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £4.75  |  Saving you £5.24 (52.50%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Whatever you thought you knew about The Freemasons is about to change First broadcast on Channel 4 2008. In 1982 Roberto Calvi a prominent Italian businessman with ties to the Vatican and a corrupt Masonic lodge is found hanging from Blackfriars Bridge in London. Initially considered a suicide subsequent investigations prove that Calvi was murdered and suspicion turns to the world's most secret organisation: The Freemasons. Since the Da Vinci Code greater public awareness has lead to an increased level of interest into the development and influence of this closed organisation. This fascinating documentary examines an organisation surrounded in mystery and secret ritual with claims that this secret society has played a role in everything form the death of Pope John Paul I to the Jack The Ripper murders For the first time ever Masonic temples around the world open their doors providing exclusive coverage for the cameras.

  • IMAX Fighter Pilot-Operation Red Flag [Blu-ray] IMAX Fighter Pilot-Operation Red Flag | Blu Ray | (29/08/2011) from £10.89  |  Saving you £9.10 (45.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A state-of-the-art, edge-of-your-seat experience! Get in the cockpit with the world's best pilots to witness the most challenging flying of their careers!Follow a young American pilot as he makes his way through Red Flag - the world's most intense, simulated air war, training event - where U.S. and international pilots, ground crews, mechanics and rescue personnel are taken to the limits of their endurance.Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag delivers speeds of up to 800 miles per hour with thundering, roaring, screaming sound and stunning aerobatics that will blow you away!Filmed over the Nevada desert with unprecedented access to military procedures, the film features an enormous armada of aircraft!

  • Gettysburg (Ridley Scott's) [DVD] Gettysburg (Ridley Scott's) | DVD | (23/07/2012) from £10.29  |  Saving you £4.70 (31.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    he epic battle of Gettysburg, fought over a three-day period at the beginning of July 1863, was bloody, brutal, and bitter--making it ideally suited to the History Channel's testosterone-fueled documentary approach. Viewers familiar with offerings like Battles B.C., Patton 360, and multiple others will recognize this style: loud and kinetic, flashy and unsubtle, Gettysburg blends reenactments, photos, CGI (used to depict and dissect the weaponry that made the Civil War's body count so high in general, with some 50,000 casualties at Gettysburg alone), Sam Rockwell's macho voice-over narration, actors reading the reminiscences of the participants, and a variety of expert talking heads holding forth. For the most part, it works; historians and Civil War buffs have already noted some of the factual errors, important omissions, and other problems with the material, but those less versed in the details will come away from this 94-minute program (which was executive produced by noted directors Tony and Ridley Scott) with a good deal of information about the confrontation that inspired President Abraham Lincoln's immortal address, referenced near the end of the documentary. Typical of the History Channel, some of this information is delivered in hyperbolic, melodramatic fashion. Gettysburg was "the largest battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere," while the cannons that blasted away at Gen. Robert E. Lee's men during the fateful attack known as Pickett's Charge was "the largest artillery barrage ever" in that same sphere; numerous other events are the biggest, the most iconic, the most important, and so on. The overheated writing does Gettysburg no favors, but director Adrian Moat and the other filmmakers' decision to focus on a variety of individuals on both sides was a wise one. Thus we learn about characters like Maj. Gen. Dan Sickles of the North, who had killed his wife's lover before the war and successfully used "the first plea of temporary insanity in U.S. history" to win acquittal; Pvt. Amos Humiston, another Yank, who died on the streets of the Pennsylvania town with nothing to identify him except a photo of his three sons; Confederate Lt. Gen. Dick Ewell, who had vowed revenge after losing a leg earlier in the war; Col. James Wallace, a Marylander who was both a Union officer and slave owner; and numerous others. In the end, it's these portraits that help distinguish the program from the many, many others of its ilk. --Sam Graham

  • The Salt of the Earth DVD The Salt of the Earth DVD | DVD | (14/09/2015) from £8.25  |  Saving you £7.34 (45.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    For the last 40 years the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories of wild fauna and flora and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Sebastião Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son Juliano who went with him during his last travels and by Wim Wenders himself a photographer.

  • Elizabeth at 90 - A Family Tribute [DVD] [2016] Elizabeth at 90 - A Family Tribute | DVD | (06/06/2016) from £7.09  |  Saving you £5.90 (45.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    This unique celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's ninetieth birthday, narrated by the Prince of Wales, features previously unseen private film, and various members of the Royal Family watching it. Film-maker John Bridcut has been granted special access to Her Majesty's complete collection of ciné films, shot by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen herself, as well as by her parents. The Queen makes history by discussing her own memories with Prince Charles as together they view this extraordinary footage. Other family members taking part include The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Princess Royal, the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, and the daughter of Princess Margaret, Lady Sarah Chatto.

  • Convoy [DVD] Convoy | DVD | (13/08/2012) from £9.99  |  Saving you £6.00 (37.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A tale of the highs and lows of life protecting the vital convoys between America & England during WWII.

  • Danny, The Champion Of The World / The Witches / Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory [DVD] Danny, The Champion Of The World / The Witches / Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory | DVD | (12/07/2010) from £6.85  |  Saving you £23.14 (77.20%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (Dir. Mel Stuart 1971): It's everybody's non-pollutionary anti-institutionary pro-confectionery factory of fun! Thirty-five years after this merry movie charmed audiences with a colourful mix of song humour and life lessons the Candy Man still wields magic especially now in a vibrant new print with a soundtrack in true stereo. From the classic Roald Dahl story comes a lip-smacking delight with jolly tunes among them 'The Candy Man' and 'Pure Imagination'. With a golden ticket young Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) wins a tour of the factory of wily mogul Wonka (Gene Wilder) and run by his Oompa-Loompa crew. There Charlie his Grandpa Joe (Jack Albertson) and others discover a kind heart is a finer possession than a sweet tooth. Don't let the tour leave without you! Danny Champion Of The World (Dir. Gavin Millar 1989): In a small English town a widowed father and his son own and operate a gas station that rests on land coveted by a local developer. They must fight to keep their land and retain the traditional values they have come to live by against harsh government inspectors who are privately in league with the developer. The Witches (Dir. Nicolas Roeg 1990): Saving the world from witches is a tall order for a boy they've turned into a mouse! Luke a young boy recently orphaned is brought to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid the world of all children!

  • The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzimiya [Blu-ray] The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzimiya | Blu Ray | (20/02/2012) from £18.35  |  Saving you £6.64 (26.60%)  |  RRP £24.99

    A hidden power, when flesh becomes metal! When a young boy on a peaceful island becomes the victim of a terrorist attack, he transforms into Xam'd, a powerful mecha capable of extreme power. Now he must discover the depth of his power and the role he plays in a world where metal and rock meet flesh, desire, and destiny. From studio bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka Seven)

  • The History Of Christianity [DVD] The History Of Christianity | DVD | (01/02/2010) from £7.69  |  Saving you £17.30 (69.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    History Of Christianity

  • Countdown to Zero [DVD] Countdown to Zero | DVD | (15/08/2011) from £5.39  |  Saving you £9.60 (64.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Countdown to Zero traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism failed diplomacy or a simple accident. Written and directed by Academy Award nominated documentarian Lucy Walker (Waste Land The Devil's Playground Blindsight) the film makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament and features an array of important international statesmen including Jimmy Carter Mikhail Gorbachev Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair.

  • Titanic: 100 Years in 3D [Blu-ray] Titanic: 100 Years in 3D | Blu Ray | (10/09/2012) from £4.05  |  Saving you £15.94 (79.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    100 years after its sinking Titanic is being rediscovered in 3D.To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, Titanic: 100 Years In 3D combines stunning 3D HD imagery of the wreck with powerful untold stories of passengers and crew, letting audiences experience the real life drama of Titanic in a way never before possible. In 2010, an unprecedented expedition by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and RMS Titanic, Inc. went on location to document the entire wreck site of Titanic, using high-resolution optical video, sonar, acoustic imaging and 3D HD video and acoustic modelling. These incredible visuals will be accompanied by the untold stories of people who were on the ship, narrated in voice-over by actors.

  • Legends of Cricket 4 DVD Gift Set Legends of Cricket 4 DVD Gift Set | DVD | (10/06/2013) from £4.75  |  Saving you £5.50 (36.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

  • The Phoenix Lights [DVD] The Phoenix Lights | DVD | (07/09/2015) from £2.21  |  Saving you £12.78 (85.30%)  |  RRP £14.99

    On March 13th, 1997 a number of missing person cases were reported in Phoenix, Arizona after thousands of people witnessed an unexplained series of lights in the night sky. Based on actual events, this UFO conspiracy thriller is written and directed by gaming veteran Keith Arem (Call of Duty, Titanfall) and chronicles the US military's alleged engagement with extraterrestrial forces on the famous night of the Phoenix Lights. Using whistleblower testimony, recovered military footage, and eyewitness accounts, this shocking film explores the events surrounding what has rapidly become known as one of the largest military cover-ups in US history.

  • Fred Dibnah's Ups And Downs Of Chimneys Fred Dibnah's Ups And Downs Of Chimneys | DVD | (20/12/2004) from £8.20  |  Saving you £1.85 (16.80%)  |  RRP £10.99

    Follow steeplejack Fred Dibnah as he demolishes various chimneys; enjoy his wit and wisdom. Features unique footage!

  • Titanic - 100 Years Below [DVD] Titanic - 100 Years Below | DVD | (02/04/2012) from £9.99  |  Saving you £9.96 (49.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Take a trip into the past and visit the most famous shipwreck in history.Take your place in a cramped submersible and visit the wreck of the most famous maritime disaster in history: the RMS Titanic!For a century the story of the ship that never completed its maiden voyage has fascinated the public, featuring in numerous hit films such as ‘A Night To Remember’, ‘Raise The Titanic’ and, of course, James Cameron’s box office smash ‘Titanic’. Now, join one lucky member of the public as he gets the chance to see with his own eyes the actual remains of the ship.As competition winner Rob Goldsmith travels to the wreck site, south of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic Ocean, we learn about the ship itself and that fateful night in April 1912 when the unthinkable occurred and the ‘unsinkable’ ship went down, with a death toll of over 1,500 men, women and children. The sheer excitement at witnessing a sight that few people have ever seen (it is thought that more people have gone into space than have seen RMS Titanic) is in contrast to the scale of the tragedy that took place there, resulting in a uniquely moving and fascinating film for all fans of history in general and the Titanic in particular.

  • Hitting the Apex [Blu-ray] [2015] Hitting the Apex | Blu Ray | (07/09/2015) from £10.95  |  Saving you £5.04 (31.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Hitting the Apex is the inside story of six fighters - six of the fastest motorcycle racers of all time - and of the fates that awaited them at the peak of the sport. It's the story of what is at stake for all of them: all that can be won, and all that can be lost, when you go chasing glory at over two hundred miles an hour on a motorcycle. From the director of faster & fastest, hitting the apex takes us to the heart of this exhilarating sport at a time when the speeds have never been higher or the talent on the track more brilliant.

  • Britain From The Air With Derek Jacobi [DVD] Britain From The Air With Derek Jacobi | DVD | (17/10/2011) from £15.84  |  Saving you £2.04 (10.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Take a fascinating helicopter flight across Britain to see 6,000 years of history, heritage and architecture. This entirely aerial perspective times, through the arrival of the Romans, the Norman Conquest and the medieval age, right up to the present day.

  • People Like Us [1999] People Like Us | DVD | (16/09/2002) from £5.69  |  Saving you £14.30 (71.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The spoof documentary has long been a source of television comedy, but few series can claim to have hit the target as accurately as the BBC's People Like Us. The six episodes of the first series offer moment after moment of well observed, thoughtful and hilarious humour. Taking the fly-on-the-wall documentary genre as its inspiration, it focuses on the everyday lives of a range of different people: businessman, teacher, policeman, photographer, estate agent and solicitor. The comedy walks the line between the observational and the absurd (much of the dialogue is similar to that used in The Day Today) but mixes the two to perfection. The man behind the camera is the hapless Roy Mallard, played by Chris Langham, but he is seldom seen. It was the type of role that Langham was to reprise in the film The Big Tease but for now, People Like Us remains his finest hour. Have fun also spotting the number of actors who would go onto greater things in the likes of Smack the Pony and Rescue Me. --Phil Udell

  • Vikings [DVD] Vikings | DVD | (12/11/2012) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The accepted history of the Vikings is of a band of blood-thirsty pirates raiding the peaceful monasteries of Christendom… and all of it is completely true. The Vikings took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution and prided themselves as warriors… But this is only a small part of the story. The Vikings themselves did not write their history… so we have to discover it. Presented by Neil Oliver we see the Vikings from their point of view, which reveals an extraordinary story of a people who came back from the brink of destruction and in the course of 200 years reached around a quarter of the globe and built an empire.

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