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  • Being A.P. [DVD] [2015] Being A.P. | DVD | (30/11/2015) from £4.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Being A.P. is the incredible inside story of a sporting legend. As A.P. McCoy nears the end of his career, the characteristics that have driven him to dominate the most dangerous of sports remain as strong as ever. Fearless and willing to sacrifice everything to achieve his goals, this film reveals the exhaustive training routine, injuries, doubt, triumphs, failures, and AP's soul-searching to find a way to leave the stage. With unprecedented access to A.P. and those closest to him, Being AP celebrates an incredible man who became the greatest jump jockey the world has ever seen.

  • De Palma [DVD] [2016] De Palma | DVD | (30/01/2017) from £11.48  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    One of the most talented, influential, and iconoclastic filmmakers of all time, Brian De Palma's career started in the 60s and has included such acclaimed and diverse films as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way, and Mission: Impossible. In this lively, illuminating and unexpectedly moving documentary, directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow engage in a personal and candid discussion with De Palma, exploring not only his life and work but also his singular approach to the craft of filmmaking and his remarkable experiences navigating the film business, from his early days as the bad boy of New Hollywood to his more recent years as a respected veteran of the field. In the end, what emerges is a funny, honest, and incisive portrait of a truly one-of-a-kind artist, and an exhilarating behind-the-scenes look at the last 50 years of the film industry through the eyes of someone who has truly seen it all.

  • The Seventh Veil The Seventh Veil | DVD | (18/05/2009) from £6.69  |  Saving you £6.30 (48.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Seventh Veil

  • Katy Perry: Part Of Me [DVD] Katy Perry: Part Of Me | DVD | (05/11/2012) from £4.48  |  Saving you £11.51 (72.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    More of a music documentary than a concert video, Katy Perry: Part of Me chronicles Perry's year-long California Dreams World Tour in 2011 with an abundance of personal interviews, film of Perry interacting with her fans, and concert footage from California and around the globe. Absolutely bursting with energy, Perry's a fascinating singer, songwriter, and performer who's faced a fair amount of adversity in her career, and whose upbringing was very different than that of most pop stars. This film plays at times almost like a video diary. Perry philosophises about everything from growing up in a strictly Pentecostal Christian family to her fairy-tale outlook on life, costuming choices, how her own experiences and emotions influence her lyrics and music, her drive to remain true to herself, and the difficulty of sustaining a long-distance marriage with actor Russell Brand. There's also plenty of footage with Perry's costumers, makeup artists, various assistants, and friends, including actress Shannon Woodward. But some of the most interesting interviews are those with her sister Angela Hudson, who travels with the show, and her mother and father regarding their commitment to accepting and supporting Perry and her career despite potential conflicts with their religious views. One discussion that's oddly omitted is any hint of why Perry changed her name. While the personal and backstage footage is heartfelt and quite intriguing, the film seemed somewhat lacking in actual concert footage, though viewers are treated to at least parts of "Firework," "California Gurls," "Part of Me," "Last Friday Night," and "Peacock." --Tami Horiuchi

  • Shackleton Shackleton | DVD | (19/05/2008) from £6.19  |  Saving you £13.80 (69.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The true story of Ernest Shackleton's 1914 expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship Endurance was crushed in the pack ice...

  • Around the World in 80 Treasures Around the World in 80 Treasures | DVD | (19/05/2008) from £13.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (53.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    A Grand Tour Of Man's Greatest Creation! Join Dan Cruickshank as he takes a global tour of the most breathtaking treasures man has ever created. Exciting and intrepid intimate and engaging this series explores some of the world's outstanding man-made spectacles. Traversing the globe Cruickshank visits every continent to reveal awe-inspiring temples towers castles ruins monuments and artefacts. From the exquisite castles of Japan to the Nasca line in Peru from Persepolis in Iran to the Palace of Versailles in France this is your chance to share in the expressive beauty of man's creative powers. Episodes Comprise: 1. Peru To Brazil 2. Mexico To America 3. Australia To Cambodia 4. Japan To Chine 5. India To Srilanka 6. Uzbekistan To Syria 7. Jordan To Ethiopia 8. Mali To Egypt 9. Turkey To Germany 10. Bosnia To France And Home

  • Cliff Richard - The Soulicious Tour [DVD] Cliff Richard - The Soulicious Tour | DVD | (14/11/2011) from £3.49  |  Saving you £14.37 (71.90%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Filmed at London's O2 Arena Cliff Richard brings a brand new live show to DVD with a little help from 10 extraordinary soul legends. The Soulicious Tour sees Sir Cliff perform duets with some of the greatest soul stars alive in a new concept conceived by television star and music producer David Gest. Joining Sir Cliff live on stage to perform their greatest hits will be: Dennis Edwards and The Temptations Review Russell Thompkins Jr and The New Stylistics Candi Staton Percy Sledge Deniece Williams Billy Paul Lamont Dozier Freda Payne Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. and Brenda Hollloway. Plus special surprise guests to be announced!

  • Death of a Gentleman [DVD] Death of a Gentleman | DVD | (26/10/2015) from £8.15  |  Saving you £9.84 (54.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    What would you do if something you loved was dying? What if the sport that created your heroes and the back-story to your life, was in danger of disappearing? Test cricket is a game that has no right to exist in the 21st century. The five day game is the purest form of the second most popular sport on earth, representative of tradition, history and identity. Yet as the short attention spans of a new generation dictate immediacy, the Test game is in danger of being swamped by its shorter, sexier, more financially viable cousin ?Twenty20'. Money corrupts the best of intentions, and as cricket's administrators rub their hands with glee, the Gentleman's game is now a product left at the back of the shelf. Two cricket fans who became journalists, Old Etonian Sam Collins and larrikin Aussie Jarrod Kimber, from opposite ends of the social and geographic scale but united by their love of Test cricket, join forces to try to help save it. They embark on a journey across the cricketing empire to find the answer to the question ?Who really cares about Test cricket?' They talk to the players, ex-players, broadcasters, journalists, administrators and fans. They venture, often uninvited, into boardrooms, offices, hotel rooms and even the home of cricket itself, Lord's, looking for answers as to who is responsible, and what are they doing to save their game. Along the way they befriend journeyman cricketer Eddie Cowan as he prepares to make his Test debut for Australia in front of 70,000 people at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Eddie is the guy doing what they always dreamed of. His infectious love for Test cricket helps convince them that Test cricket is still relevant, that it is worth saving. They travel around Australia with Eddie and experience his ups and downs on tour, watch the Australia vs. India Test series, journey to India to take a closer look at the IPL, bug famous cricket people in the UK and look at open corruption in Sri Lanka as they try to piece together a picture for the future of Test cricket. They run into ogres, well-meaning automatons and the feverishly self- obsessed. Everyone passes the buck. As Eddie's future teeters in the balance, so too does the future of Test cricket. As a story of deceit, incompetence and greed unfolds; one man is living his dream, while two others are trying to keep theirs from dying. Death of a Gentleman is not a nostalgic look back at a sport that professionals played against amateurs while stopping for tea. It's a modern morality tale about a future where sport and money collide, India as a super-power, the curse of the professional administrator and set in a world where fans are better connected to (but more disconnected from) their heroes than ever before. More than that, it is a final call; not just to cricket fans and administrators, but everyone in a rapidly changing world. If you care about something that's in danger, then don't pass the buck, do something about it. Before it's too late.

  • Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story Of Dream Alliance [DVD] Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story Of Dream Alliance | DVD | (10/08/2015) from £10.45  |  Saving you £9.54 (47.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Set in a former mining village in Wales, against the backdrop of the current recession, Dark Horse is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners - for whom he's become a source of inspiration and hope - he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback. DVD Extra: The Making Of

  • I Am [DVD] I Am | DVD | (18/02/2013) from £5.59  |  Saving you £7.40 (57.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Change your life... and change the world. I Am is the incredible story of how one man went from riches to rags and it changed his life for the better. One of Hollywood's leading comedy directors, Tom Shadyac is the creative force behind such blockbusters as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor and Bruce Almighty. However, in I Am, Shadyac steps in front of the camera to recount what happened to him after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Meeting with a variety of thinkers from the worlds of science, philosophy, academia, and faith - including Noam Chomsky and Archbishop Desmond Tutu - Shadyac emerges with a new sense of purpose, determined to share his own awakening to his prior life of excess and greed and investigate how he as an individual, and we as a race, could improve the way we live our lives. The result is a fresh, energetic, and life-affirming film that that poses two practical and provocative questions: what's wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better?

  • 32 Short Films about Glenn Gould: The Sound Of Genius [DVD] [2012] 32 Short Films about Glenn Gould: The Sound Of Genius | DVD | (02/04/2012) from £5.89  |  Saving you £0.10 (1.70%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Internationally renowned pianist Glenn Gould had all the marks of genius - blinding talent, a craving for perfection and absolute bullheadedness. In Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, director Francois Girard goes directly to the center of Gould's ideas, his passions and his music. Using thirty-two elegantly constructed vignettes, the film span Gould's life from the age of four until his untimely death aged fifty. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould opened in 1993 and won four Genie Awards by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, including Best Picture and Best Director, as well as a special citation at the 1993 Toronto Film Festival. It has not been available on DVD for many years in the UK and is reissued to commemorate the 30th year since he passed, and the 80th year since his birth.

  • Cobain: Montage of Heck [DVD] [2015] Cobain: Montage of Heck | DVD | (27/04/2015) from £6.48  |  Saving you £15.51 (70.50%)  |  RRP £21.99

    COBAIN – Montage of Heck invites you to experience Kurt’s life art and mind through his own unique lens bringing you as close to the generation-defining icon as it’s possible to get. Experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the first fully-authorized portrait of the famed rock music icon. Director Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain's personal archive of art music and never-before-seen home movies with animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest confidantes. Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen WA through the height of his fame a visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist at odds with his surroundings emerges. While Cobain craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame his epic arc depicts a man who stayed true to his earliest punk rock convictions always identifying with the outsider and ensuring the music came first. Fans and those of the Nirvana generation will learn things about Cobain they never knew while those who have recently discovered the man and his music will know what makes him the lasting icon that he is.

  • Civilisation Civilisation | DVD | (18/04/2005) from £12.99  |  Saving you £39.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £51.99

    'Civilisation' is probably one of the most famous documentary series ever made. Unreleased for many years it has been restored as is now available on DVD for the first time. Presented by distinguished art historian Sir Kenneth Clarke 'Civilisation' became the definitive history of art in the western world and has never been equalled let-alone bettered in the intervening 35 years.

  • Meru [DVD] Meru | DVD | (07/03/2016) from £4.99  |  Saving you £7.60 (58.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    In the high-stakes game of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. It's a deadly route that has seen more failed attempts by elite climbing teams over the past 30 Years than any other ascent in the Himalayas. When Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk attempted the 21,000ft climb they suffered set back after set back including dwindling supplies, 10 feet snow storms and sub-zero temperatures. Beaten back even when inches from the summit, heartbroken and totally defeated, Anker, Chin and Ozturk face up to some extraordinary challenges that makes Meru a unique story of friendship, sacrifice, hope and obsession. In the high-stakes game of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. It's a deadly route that has seen more failed attempts by elite climbing teams over the past 30 Years than any other ascent in the Himalayas. When Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk attempted the 21,000ft climb they suffered set back after set back including dwindling supplies, 10 feet snow storms and sub-zero temperatures. Beaten back even when inches from the summit, heartbroken and totally defeated, Anker, Chin and Ozturk face up to some extraordinary challenges that makes Meru a unique story of friendship, sacrifice, hope and obsession.

  • Blood Out [DVD] Blood Out | DVD | (26/09/2011) from £4.79  |  Saving you £11.20 (70.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.

  • Nancy Astor [DVD] Nancy Astor | DVD | (15/11/2010) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Nancy Astor

  • In The Footsteps Of Alexander The Great In The Footsteps Of Alexander The Great | DVD | (01/08/2005) from £5.69  |  Saving you £12.30 (68.40%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Michael Wood brings his own unique approach to the story of Alexander the Great which has excited and puzzled the imagination of East and West for the past 2000 years. Alexander's extraordinary journey is now seen as a key moment in history which laid the foundations for the later dominance of Western culture but which also ironically paved the way for the spread of Islam. In this innovative and compelling account combining travel adventure with history and current affairs Michael Wood embarks on a 2000 mile journey in the footsteps of Alexander's army through many of the 20th century's major troublespots including Gaza and Afghanistan. He travels with Lebanese traders Iranian pilgrims and Afghan guerrillas by jeep train boat camel and on foot. In an account based on the texts of Greek and Roman historians the momentous events of the past are interwoven with present day reality.

  • Hitting the Apex [DVD] [2015] Hitting the Apex | DVD | (07/09/2015) from £8.74  |  Saving you £4.25 (32.70%)  |  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.

  • Life [Blu-ray] Life | Blu Ray | (30/11/2009) from £8.95  |  Saving you £13.00 (52.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Four years in the making Life will set a new benchmark in family entertainment and natural history epics. Life is the latest wildlife epic from the BBC's award-winning Natural History Unit. It has the revelation cinematic style sense of place and emotionally involving individual sequences that that were the hallmark of The Blue Planet and Planet Earth with all the scope detail and content of an Attenborough epic and the addition of close-up intensely dramatic new behaviour - all captured by the world's top wildlife photographers with the aid of the most cutting-edge and sophisticated filming techniques. This ten-part natural history blockbuster shot in HD is the definitive exploration of the diversity of life on Earth revealing the most spectacular and fascinating behaviour driven by the endless struggle to survive. Life stars a cast of 'box-office' wildlife characters filmed on every continent and in every habitat across the world with each drama-filled episode entirely dedicated to one of the planet's ten most important wildlife groups. The series has the revelation sense of place cinematic style and emotionally involving individual sequences perfected in programmes such as The Blue Planet and Planet Earth but with the addition of close-up intensely dramatic new behaviour - where the animals are the stars.

  • The Story of Jesus [DVD] The Story of Jesus | DVD | (02/04/2012) from £5.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (62.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    With the latest high definition digital technology and stunning contemporary footage The Story Of Jesus sets a new standard for historical documentaries. The series explores the truth about the man who claimed to be the only 'Son of God'. Beautifully filmed at key locations, this series brings one of the world's greatest stories to life for a new generation of television viewers.

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