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  • The Fog Of War [2004] The Fog Of War | DVD | (23/08/2004) from £4.50  |  Saving you £15.49 (77.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The Fog of War, the movie that finally won Errol Morris the best documentary Oscar, is a spellbinder. Morris interviews Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and finds a uniquely unsettling viewpoint on much of 20th-century American history. Employing a ton of archival material, including Lyndon B Johnson's fascinating taped conversations from the Oval Office, Morris probes the reasons behind the U.S. commitment to the Vietnam War--and finds a depressingly inconsistent policy. McNamara himself emerges as--well, not exactly apologetic, but clearly haunted by the what-ifs of Vietnam. He also mulls the bombing of Japan in World War II and the Cuban Missile Crisis, raising more questions than he answers. The Fog of War has the usual inexorable Morris momentum, aided by an uneasy Philip Glass score. This movie provides a glimpse inside government. It also encourages skepticism about same. --Robert Horton On the DVD The Fog of War DVD piles on 24 additional scenes (38 minutes total). They're short and random, but those interested in the film will find it worthwhile to hear McNamara discuss what it was like to work with JFK and who he feels was ultimately responsible for Vietnam. There's also a text-only list entitled "Robert S. McNamara's 10 Lessons," which he introduces by saying that the 11 lessons in the movie were not his own. Some of them, however, are not that different (movie lesson no. 1: "Empathize with your enemy." McNamara lesson no. 9: "If we are to deal effectively with terrorists around the globe, we must develop a sense of empathy--I don't mean 'sympathy,' but rather 'understanding'--to counter their attacks on us and the Western world."). --David Horiuchi

  • Planet Dinosaur [Blu-ray][Region Free] Planet Dinosaur | Blu Ray | (24/10/2011) from £6.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Transporting you to locations across the globe and back in time through tens of millions of years, Planet Dinosaur uses unique hi-tech graphics to bring to life the most awesome and amazing creatures that ever lived. Almost all the dinosaurs featured were discovered in the last 10 years or so and forced a rewriting of the prehistory books. Palaeontologists now know that dinosaurs spread to every part of the globe, and evolved in ways so monstrous, horrific and bizarre they make T Rex look very tame indeed. Planet Dinosaur is a completely immersive visual experience studded with curious facts and jaw-dropping action as well as charismatic monsters. Presenting a brand-new global perspective on the prehistoric era, the series re-creates the creatures, their habitats and how they lived, from analysing their bones to watching them fight to the death.

  • History of Ireland [DVD] History of Ireland | DVD | (16/05/2011) from £5.17  |  Saving you £19.82 (79.30%)  |  RRP £24.99

    History of Ireland will be the definitive account of the island's remarkable past for this generation. Based on the latest historical research this provocative series will chart turbulent change from the earliest prehistoric communities to the present day shedding new light on Ireland's relationships with Britain and continental Europe debunking long held myths about Irish history.

  • Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans [Blu-ray] Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans | Blu Ray | (21/03/2016) from £22.19  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans documents McQueen's obsession to make 'the ultimate racing movie' through present day interviews with his family, including his son Chad McQueen and ex-wife Neile Adams McQueen and key members of the production team, along with a wealth of previously undiscovered, unseen 'behind the scenes' footage filmed on set in 1970. Evoking a special era and bringing this fascinating story to life for the first time, Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans redefines the myth and magic of Steve McQueen the movie star and sheds new light on Steve McQueen the visionary filmmaker.

  • Hitting the Apex [DVD] [2015] Hitting the Apex | DVD | (07/09/2015) from £8.49  |  Saving you £4.50 (34.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    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.

  • D-Day Boxset (8 Titles) [DVD] D-Day Boxset (8 Titles) | DVD | (02/06/2014) from £12.00  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £12

    June 6 1944 known as D-Day marked the beginning of the massive Allied invasion of Normandy France and the turning point of World War II that would ultimately end Nazi domination in Europe. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the largest military mission in history this triumphan D-Day Remembered film collection includes 8 of the greatest war movies of all time featuring powerful performances by Hollywood's biggest heroes! Films Included: The D-Day Sixth Of June The Longest Day A Bridge Too Far Patton Battle of Britain The Bridge At Remagen Attack Von Ryan's Express

  • Live At The Royal Albert Hall (incl. CD) [DVD] Live At The Royal Albert Hall (incl. CD) | DVD | (28/11/2011) from £7.50  |  Saving you £0.64 (3.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    It has been an incredible year for Adele, starting with her #1 album 21, her number 1 single Someone Like You, the global smash Rolling In The Deep and her spellbinding live appearance on The Brits. Her album 21 has become the biggest selling album in the world this year -12 million copies sold and counting - and 21and 19 remain the UK's 1st and 2nd highest selling albums so far. She has received rave reviews for her live shows and Live At The Royal Albert Hall, recorded at the height of this amazing year, showcases exactly why Adele has become one of the most sought after live performers in the world. Tracklist:Hometown GloryI'll Be WaitingDon't You RememberTurning TablesSet Fire To The RainIf It Hadn't Been For LoveMy SameTake It AllRumour Has ItRight As RainOne & OnlyLovesongChasing PavementsI Can't Make You Love MeMake You Feel My LoveSomeone Like YouRolling In The Deep

  • 20 Feet from Stardom [DVD] [2013] 20 Feet from Stardom | DVD | (21/07/2014) from £6.49  |  Saving you £13.50 (67.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In his compelling new oscar-winning film Twenty Feet from Stardom director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heart-breaking in equal measure the film is both a tribute to the unsung talents who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonising with others.

  • Rick Stein's French Odyssey Rick Stein's French Odyssey | DVD | (01/10/2007) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Inspired by his gastronomic journey through the idyllic waterways of Southern France Rick Stein's French Odyssey explores French culinary tradition - perfect for aspiring cooks everywhere. Rick's culinary tour on an ancient barge takes him along the Canal du Midi from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. His final destination is a little restaurant near Marseilles where several years ago he had the best seafood lunch imaginable. Along the way he samples regional foods from country stew in Castelsarrasin to the Montaine Noire hams of Castelnaudary. Further south he stops over in the Languedoc wine region and samples local delicacies before heading towards Marseilles via the Canal du Rhone.

  • Koyaanisqatsi/ Powaqqatsi Double Pack [DVD] [1982] Koyaanisqatsi/ Powaqqatsi Double Pack | DVD | (15/10/2012) from £8.48  |  Saving you £7.51 (47.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Prepare for the ultimate DVD experience. Technically dazzling photographic effects, superb cinematography, and stirring musical scores combine to create two of the most extraordinary and breathtaking films in recent years. Influencing untold pop promos and TV commercials, these visual tour-de-forces are released to buy as a DVD box set. <strong>Koyaanisqatsi</strong> First-time filmmaker Godfrey Reggio's experimental documentary from 1983 - shot mostly in the desert Southwest and New York C...

  • Ghostwatch [DVD] Ghostwatch | DVD | (17/10/2011) from £6.49  |  Saving you £6.50 (50.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The BBC broadcast 'GHOSTWATCH' on the 31st of October 1992. It seemed to be a live broadcast which was a cross between Crimewatch and the movie Poltergeist. The programme terrified Britain and caused outrage in the press. It's legacy lives on, cited as an inspiration for 'The Blair Witch Project' and Derren Brown's ''The Sance'. GHOSTWATCH is regarded as a classic of the genre and remains as relevant, as terrifying and as inspirational today. Sarah Greene and Craig Charles report from a reputedly haunted North London council house for the outside broadcast, whilst Michael Parkinson and Mike Smith stay in the warmth and 'safety' of a BBC studio. The Early family are allegedly being harrassed by the ghost 'Pipes'- so named as his banging and crashing were initially attributed to bad plumbing. After a deliberately slow start the crescendo sees children speaking in tongues, Sarah Greene sent to her doom, and Michael Parkinson possessed by an evil spirit. Although pure fiction, the masterly combination of great scripting, intuitive direction and perfect casting made the supernatural pastiche appear frighteningly real. Despite being part of BBC Drama's Screen One series, the presence of Michael Parkinson convinced thousands of people it was real. The drama caused an uproar and was banned from repeat transmission for over a decade.

  • Gold Rush - Alaska: The Complete Seasons 1-3 [DVD] Gold Rush - Alaska: The Complete Seasons 1-3 | DVD | (28/10/2013) from £24.33  |  Saving you £7.55 (18.90%)  |  RRP £39.99

    It&#39;s the gamble of a lifetime - find gold or go bust...This action-packed series follows a group of down-on-their-luck men who in the face of an economic meltdown risk everything to strike it rich mining for gold in Alaska. As rival crews stake their claims to mining opportunities in Alaska and the Yukon the pressure is on to strike paydirt before the funds run out and the prospectors are sent packing. Will these intrepid miners be rewarded for their hard work and optimism or will the glittering treasures of the frozen north remain out of their reach?

  • The Heat Is On - The Making Of Miss Saigon [1988] The Heat Is On - The Making Of Miss Saigon | DVD | (28/04/2008) from £4.74  |  Saving you £3.25 (40.70%)  |  RRP £7.99

    The Heat Is On: The Making Of Miss Saigon (Documentary)

  • See No Evil See No Evil | DVD | (07/07/2008) from £4.89  |  Saving you £11.10 (69.40%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Powerful and thought-provoking drama based on one of the most shocking crimes of the 20th Century. This is the chilling story of child killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley and how they were finally brought to justice. Convicted of the torture and killing of five youngsters the Moors Murderers remain two of the most hated figures in Britain. See No Evil reveals the untold story and is based on two years of intensive research and interviews with detectives and the key trial witness. Produced in consultation with the murdered children's relatives.

  • Even the Rain [DVD] Even the Rain | DVD | (13/08/2012) from £4.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (66.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Obsessive idealist Sebastin has sworn to direct a film about one of the world&rsquo;s most iconic figures, Christopher Columbus. He is determined to overturn the myth of the arrival of Western Civilization in the Americas as a force for good. His film will show what Columbus set in motion: the obsession with gold, the taking of slaves, and the terrible violence visited on those Indians who fought back. The brilliant actor playing Columbus constantly challenges the director, accusing him of hypocrisy and cheap manipulation. Costa, Sebastin&rsquo;s friend and producer, doesn't give a damn. All that matters is that the film comes in on time and within budget. Costa decided they will shoot in Bolivia, the cheapest, most &ldquo;Indian&rdquo; of Latin American countries.

  • Forks Over Knives (DVD) (UK Release) Forks Over Knives (DVD) (UK Release) | DVD | (14/01/2013) from £9.19  |  Saving you £7.80 (45.90%)  |  RRP £16.99

    What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure. Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country's three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to battle these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases. Could it be there's a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive but so utterly straightforward, that it's mind-boggling that more of us haven't taken it seriously? Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called diseases of affluence that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Dr. Campbell, a nutritional scientist at Cornell University, was concerned in the late 1960's with producing high quality animal protein to bring to the poor and malnourished areas of the third world. While in the Philippines, he made a life-changing discovery: the country's wealthier children, who were consuming relatively high amounts of animal-based foods, were much more likely to get liver cancer. Dr. Esselstyn, a top surgeon and head of the Breast Cancer Task Force at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, found that many of the diseases he routinely treated were virtually unknown in parts of the world where animal-based foods were rarely consumed. These discoveries inspired Campbell and Esselstyn, who didn't know each other yet, to conduct several groundbreaking studies. One of them took place in China and is still among the most comprehensive health-related investigations ever undertaken. Their research led them to a startling conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented - and in many cases reversed - by adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet. Despite the profound implications of their findings, their work has remained relatively unknown to the public. The filmmakers travel with Drs. Campbell and Esselstyn on their separate but similar paths, from their childhood farms where they both produced nature's perfect food; to China and Cleveland, where they explored ideas that challenged the established thinking and shook their own core beliefs. The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow reality patients who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments - while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed. Forks Over Knives was filmed all over the United States, and in Canada and China.

  • World In Action - Vol. 1 World In Action - Vol. 1 | DVD | (31/10/2005) from £8.99  |  Saving you £6.86 (34.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Twelve hard-hitting shows from the definitive current affairs programme. 1. Mick Jagger (1967 an interview with Mick after the quashing of his jail sentence for drug possession) 2. End Of A Revolution? (1967 a portrait of Bolivia and the events leading to Che Guevara's death) 3. The Demonstration (1968 London demonstrations against the Vietnam war) 4. The Quiet Mutiny (1970 John Pilger Vietnam documentary) 5. The Man Who Stole Uganda (1971 Idi Amin's rise to power) 6. Death Of A

  • Audrey Hepburn Collection [DVD] Audrey Hepburn Collection | DVD | (07/10/2013) from £11.05  |  Saving you £38.94 (77.90%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Box-set collection of five of Audrey Hepburn's most famous films. <b>Roman Holiday</b> (1953) In her Hollywood debut, Hepburn won an Academy Award as Princess Anne, the bored royal who absconds from her duties and meets up with Gregory Peck's American ex-pat journalist. <b>Sabrina Fair</b> (1954) Billy Wilder directs her as the shy daughter of a wealthy family's chauffeur, who returns from two years in Paris as a sophisticated young woman. <b>Funny Face</b> (1957) The musical romanti...

  • Top Gear at the Movies [DVD] Top Gear at the Movies | DVD | (14/11/2011) from £2.98  |  Saving you £16.73 (83.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Hammond & May are back with another Top Gear Special, exclusive to DVD for 2011!

  • Zabriski Point [DVD] Zabriski Point | DVD | (28/09/2009) from £6.44  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £9.99

    As a postcard from a bygone era, Michelangelo Antonioni's sole American movie is amazing to look at. This was the Italian director's first film since his English-language breakthrough Blowup (1966), which had been a masterpiece that captivated general and art-house audiences alike. Expectations understandably ran high, and as a visual experience Zabriskie Point delivered. Here was this foreigner's eye, among the most distinctive in world cinema, looking at city and desert, streets and backroads, office towers, mini-marts, police cars, airfields, and nonstop signage--the textures of U.S. life transliterated into something alien and askew. Revisited decades later, that's the aspect of Zabriskie Point that comes fascinatingly to the fore.

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