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  • A History of Celtic Britain [DVD] A History of Celtic Britain | DVD | (02/05/2011) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In the second part of his fascinating series TV historian and archaeologist Neil Oliver (Coast and A History of Scotland) tells the story of Britain before and during the Roman occupation. The series traces the development of Britain from 1000 BC to 400 AD. It shows how a thriving Iron Age Britain became part of the Roman Empire heralding an era of luxury for some and harsh subjugation for many; it reveals how Celtic communities survived north of Hadrian's Wall and around the fringes of the island and examines how a new Romano-British culture emerged from the bitter struggle for Britannia.

  • For All Mankind (Masters of Cinema) [Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD] For All Mankind (Masters of Cinema) | Blu Ray | (14/11/2011) from £10.29  |  Saving you £9.70 (48.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    During the Apollo lunar missions from 1968 to 1972, those on-board were given 16mm cameras and told to film anything and everything they could, in space, in orbit, and on the surface of the moon itself. Two decades later, filmmaker Al Reinert went into the NASA vaults to create this extraordinary compendium of their journeys and experiences.Assembled from hundreds of hours of the astronauts’ own footage, with a soundtrack made up of their memories and a specially composed score by Brian Eno, the film takes the form of one journey to the moon and back again, building with elegant simplicity and exquisite construction to create an overwhelming vision of human endeavour and miraculous experience.At once intimate and awe-inspiring, For All Mankind is a genuinely mesmerising firsthand document of one of the high points of the 20th century. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Criterion’s beautiful high-definition restoration of the film for its UK home viewing premire in a comprehensive, director-approved edition. Special Features: A new high-definition transfer, supervised by director Al Reinert New 5.1 soundtrack remastered from original sound stems (BD-only) Audio commentary featuring Al Reinert and Eugene A. Cernan An Accidental Gift: The Making of For All Mankind documentary A gallery of Alan Bean’s artwork, inspired by his life as an astronaut NASA Sound Archive and lift-off footage Optional on-screen identification of astronauts and mission specialists New, optional English subtitles (SDH) for the hearing impaired A full-colour booklet featuring essays, rare stills, interviews, and morean

  • Road [Blu-Ray] Road | Blu Ray | (13/10/2014) from £6.93  |  Saving you £11.06 (61.50%)  |  RRP £17.99

    A family addicted to speed - at any price Motorcycle road racing is the most dangerous of all motor sports. A sport in which men compete at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour on closed country roads. Roads that on any other day service cars, buses, tractors. Roads that are lined with trees, telegraph posts and stone walls. Unforgiving obstacles when struck by the human body. It is a sport that has claimed many lives over the years and continues to do so to this day. Ireland and the Isle of Ma.

  • History of Ancient Britain - Stonehenge [DVD] History of Ancient Britain - Stonehenge | DVD | (07/03/2011) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Neil Oliver begins an epic quest through the entire world of our prehistoric ancestors to explore into how our lands and its peoples came to be from the glacial wasteland of 12 000BC through the glories of the Stone Age. He travels the British Isles to piece together this remarkable story: of how our ancestors emerged from the last ice age as bands of hunter gatherers to forge a society... hamlets farms and international traders. By taking us on this journey we will see the very beginnings of civilization - in art and religion; home and work; status and trade. But most of all it will place our land centre stage in all its glory and reveal its place in the spiritual lives of the people who lived here... a land on the edge of the world. Neil will investigate the big monuments anew... as well as some of the little known ones that hold some of the biggest secrets. And by tapping into the latest scientific detective work and experimental archaeology we will get under the skin of this mysterious world the lives of the people who inhabited it and the tipping points that changed their lives and made ours.

  • Live In London [DVD] Live In London | DVD | (05/12/2011) from £5.79  |  Saving you £8.20 (58.60%)  |  RRP £13.99

    Il Divo returned to the live arena for the first time in 2 years on 2nd August 2011 to perform at the iconic home of the English National Opera, the London Coliseum. Accompanied by the world famous Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, this show marked a triumphant return for Il Divo, performing new material from their album 'Wicked Game' as well many of their favourite, well known classics. The concert features the albums' title track Wicked Game, Crying, Come What May, Time To Say Goodbye and Dov' L'amore, which Il Divo premiered at the Classic Brit Awards 2011, where they collected a prestigious award for Artist of the Decade for the influence and impact that they have had on the genre since the band first came to the fore on November 2004. This 90 minute concert truly captures Il Divo at their best, while behind the scenes documentary footage of Il Divo, allows us closer than we've ever been before to the band during recording sessions for 'Wicked Game', on their promotional travels, at rehearsals for the concert and on the night of the show.

  • Pole To Pole With Michael Palin [1992] Pole To Pole With Michael Palin | DVD | (01/03/2004) from £6.99  |  Saving you £11.06 (55.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In Pole to Pole, Michael Palin follows the success of his original global trek, Around the World in 80 Days, with a race against time to get from the North Pole to the South Pole. Palin balks at nothing, tries just about anything and always finds time for a spot of tea. En route Palin stars in a crayfish documentary in Novgorod, attends a baby-rolling ceremony at a Cypriot wedding, gets stuck in a Nile traffic jam, buys chicken in Wadi Halfa, goes camel shopping in Khartoum and is prescribed tree bark by a Mpulugu witch doctor to get rid of his evil shadow. Even when things go according to plan, Palin travels in unusual ways--by dogsled on Spitsbergen, barge down the Dnieper, train roof across the Nubian Desert, van through the Sudan, hot-air balloon over Kenya and down Lake Tanganyika on the "African Queen". With curiosity, courage and his standard aplomb, Palin plunges himself into the local cultures, beating himself with birch branches in a Finnish sauna and wallowing in mud in an Odessa sanatorium. It all makes for an armchair traveller's delight. --Tara Chace

  • Walking the Amazon [DVD] Walking the Amazon | DVD | (03/06/2013) from £6.95  |  Saving you £5.82 (44.80%)  |  RRP £12.99

    In this landmark documentary, we reveal the inside story on this years most amazing adventure, allowing viewers to join one brave Brit as he takes on the last great challenge in the world of exploration...and succeeds. Using footage recorded throughout the journey, well see ex-soldier and explorer Ed Stafford undertake a quest that involved hardships beyond measure; deadly creatures, treacherous mountains, dense jungles, drug-traffickers and tropical disease. The story began in April 2008, Ed Stafford and his friend Luke Collyer attempt to become the first people to ever walk from the source of the Amazon River in Southern Peru to the mouth of the river on the Brazilian Atlantic coast. They believed it would take them one year and would involve walking 4,000 miles. In the end, two and a half years later, only Ed would make it to the Atlantic, having walked 6,000 miles; weaving around tributaries, bandit country and flooded landscapes. However, in the end he walked out of the jungle and into the history books, joining the ranks of great British explorers.

  • Elstree 1976 [DVD] Elstree 1976 | DVD | (14/11/2016) from £8.79  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    In 1976, during the hottest summer on record, Star Wars was shot in suburban North London. Nobody involved had any idea how big the film would become, many couldn't even remember the title. Yet, for the extras and actors in smaller roles, their faces hidden in masks and helmets, this seemingly insignificant job would go on to colour their lives even four decades later.

  • British Pathé News - A Year To Remember 1967 [DVD] British Pathé News - A Year To Remember 1967 | DVD | (24/06/2013) from £4.25  |  Saving you £3.74 (46.80%)  |  RRP £7.99

    This Dvd Is Brand New & Sealed - 2013 - Another Dvd Is Now Becoming Very Collectible & Sought After. This Dvd Is In Stock And Will Be Posted From The UK - Region 0

  • Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans [Blu-ray] Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans | Blu Ray | (21/03/2016) from £16.99  |  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.

  • Shackleton Shackleton | DVD | (19/05/2008) from £6.49  |  Saving you £13.50 (67.50%)  |  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...

  • The First World War - Complete Series [DVD] The First World War - Complete Series | DVD | (01/07/2013) from £8.33  |  Saving you £1.66 (16.60%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The First World War is the definitive documentary series about the global conflict which shaped the 20th century. Based on the book by Hew Strachan and narrated by Jonathan Lewis, the series covers all aspects of the war. The popular view of the First World War is dominated by clich�. Young British soldiers, many of them budding poets, were led to early and ghastly deaths in muddy wastes by incompetent generals for reasons that were seemingly futile. And although clich�s are not necessarily l...

  • ENGLANDS EARLY QUEENS: She Wolves [DVD] ENGLANDS EARLY QUEENS: She Wolves | DVD | (10/12/2012) from £8.10  |  Saving you £16.89 (67.60%)  |  RRP £24.99

    In the Medieval and Tudor world there was no question in people's minds about the order of God's creation - men ruled and women didn't. A king was a warrior who literally fought to win power then battled to keep it. Yet despite everything that stood in their way, a handful of extraordinary women did attempt to rule medieval and Tudor England. On this DVD, historian Dr Helen Castor explores seven queens who challenged male power, the fierce reactions they provoked and whether the term 'she wol...

  • Wonders of Life [DVD] Wonders of Life | DVD | (04/03/2013) from £5.49  |  Saving you £14.50 (72.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Professor Brian Cox tells the story of the origins and history of life, from the fundamental laws which govern its creation, to the myriad species that populate our planet. Tracing how light, gravity, time, matter and energy combined 3.7 billion years ago to begin a process which ultimately led to the huge diversity of life we now have on Earth, Prof. Cox visits locations around the world to reveal how life came to adapt and develop in the most unusual and unexpected places.

  • 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?

  • Top Gear: Too Top Gear For TV [DVD] Top Gear: Too Top Gear For TV | DVD | (03/06/2013) from £6.93  |  Saving you £8.06 (53.80%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Welcome to the muddy funny and marvellous Top Gear Africa special in which Clarkson Hammond and May saddle up three tired old estate cars and set off to find the source of the Nile. Their journey starts with insane traffic jams and mountainous speed bumps takes in dubious hotels and ingenious modifications before entering an epic odyssey of treacherous mud impenetrable forests vicious crocodiles and truly breathtaking scenery building to a brilliant brutal climax and a glorious landmark discovery. Special Features: Over 20 Minutes of Previously Unseen Idiocy

  • 20,000 Days on Earth [DVD] 20,000 Days on Earth | DVD | (20/10/2014) from £7.48  |  Saving you £12.51 (62.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    20 000 days on earth is a bold and unique look at one of music’s most mysterious and charismatic figures the iconic musician and writer Nick Cave. Directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard present a vision of an artist in a way that is unconventional yet undeniably intimate while also exploring more universal themes of creativity and how we choose to spend our time on the Earth. The film presents Cave’s personal analysis of his own life and creative processes. He shares humorous tales of times past with bandmate and frequent collaborator Warren Ellis and engages in enlightening discussion with those who have affected his life both professionally and personally including former Bad Seed Blixa Bargeld actor friend Ray Winstone and perhaps most notably Kylie Minogue with whom Cave collaborated on his breakout hit Where the Wild Roses Grow.

  • A History Of Scotland [Blu-ray] A History Of Scotland | Blu Ray | (19/04/2010) from £12.93  |  Saving you £22.06 (63.00%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Neil Oliver archaeologist broadcaster and charismatic presenter of the award-winning documentary series Coast charts the birth and growth of the Scottish nation in a compelling and comprehensive series. In ten thought-provoking episodes Neil Oliver brings a fresh perspective to Scotland's past and challenges many of the perceived notions of Scottish history. With stunning BAFTA-winning cinematography and mesmerising narrative the series tells of battles and allegiances political intrigue and religious conflict. The series charts the journey from the diverse tribes' first stirrings of identity around 2 000 years ago through to devolution and the reopening of the Scottish Parliament. It reveals the fascinating struggles power brokers incidents and characters across the years from William Wallace Robert the Bruce and Sir Walter Scott to the Highland-lowland rivalry the Covenanters the Darien disaster and the tobacco lords. Using the very latest in historical research A History of Scotland is a sweeping and insightful chronicle of an often turbulent but continuingly fascinating nation.

  • Super Size Me [2004] Super Size Me | DVD | (10/01/2005) from £3.56  |  Saving you £-0.45 (-9.00%)  |  RRP £4.99

    Fans of Morgan Spurlock's engaging documentary Super Size Me won't want to miss almost an hour of extra footage on the DVD. Best of all is a 25-minute one-on-one interview with Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, but other interesting moments are a chat with a couple who collects McDonald's memorabilia; an analysis of a supermarket's layout; further conversation with Big Mac fan Eric Gorske and his wife; a look at the deep-fried Twinkie; and a disgusting but funny piece on how McDonald's food rots (or doesn't). Spurlock also provides a commentary track along with his girlfriend Alex Jamieson (you know, the vegan chef) in which they discuss why he included certain scenes, how many times he ate McDonald's salads, and his recommendations for books to read and action to take. And because he and Jamieson received so many inquiries about the "last supper" he ate on film before embarking on his special diet, an insert contains the recipes, including the highly sought-after tofu and vegetable phyllo tart. --David Horiuchi

  • Micky Flanagan's Detour de France [DVD] [2014] Micky Flanagan's Detour de France | DVD | (24/11/2014) from £3.09  |  Saving you £16.90 (84.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Micky is going on a Jolly Up! They went there to cycle - but decided to have a laugh instead... There are two kinds of men in this world - those that use maps and Micky Flanagan. Join Micky and bricky Noel on a detour through France quite unlike any other you've seen before.: Unicycling Clowns cat-phobic jesters a chicken that looks like Boris Johnson gypsies cross-dressing nudism and cosmic wine - it's all here - in a hilarious bromance that see's Micky take on his greatest challenge yet...the French! This DVD includes the four episodes broadcast on Sky 1 plus a whole exclusive episode including all the best bits they just couldn't show on the telly. Includes extra exclusive episode too bleu for TV featuring all the best bits that they just couldn't show on the telly!

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