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  • 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.

  • World War One - The Centenary Collection [DVD] World War One - The Centenary Collection | DVD | (20/10/2014) from £10.39  |  Saving you £24.00 (68.60%)  |  RRP £34.99

    This 9-disc box set marks the centenary of World War One and offers a chance to reflect on the different aspects of the conflict through breath-taking dramatic reconstructions historical interpretation a and eye-witness accounts. Disc Content: Disc one – Great War Diaries (Episodes 1-3) Disc Two – 14 Diaries of the Great War (Episodes 1-3) Disc Three – 14 Diaries of the Great War (Episodes 4-6) Disc Four – 14 Diaries of the Great War (Episodes 7-8 plus extras) Disc Five –Royal Cousins at War (Episodes 1-2) Disc Six – I was There – The Great War Diaries & Churchill’s First World War Disc Seven – The World’s War (Episodes 1-2) Disc Eight – Our World War (Episodes 1-3) Disc Nine – Kate Adie’s Women of World War One & The Pity of War

  • Wainwright's Coast To Coast Wainwright's Coast To Coast | DVD | (15/06/2009) from £9.29  |  Saving you £7.70 (45.30%)  |  RRP £16.99

    Julia Bradbury takes you on the Coast To Coast walk which Wainwright devised himself which takes you 190 miles from St. Bees Head on the west coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the east passing through the Lake District Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.

  • Joe and Caspar Hit The Road [DVD] [2015] Joe and Caspar Hit The Road | DVD | (23/11/2015) from £3.39  |  Saving you £16.60 (83.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play.  Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg decided to go outside... 7 days, 1000 miles, 1 brain cell.

  • Secrets of Crickley Hall [DVD] Secrets of Crickley Hall | DVD | (03/12/2012) from £5.49  |  Saving you £0.50 (8.30%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Joe Ahearne writes and directs this three-part TV adaptation of James Herbert's ghostly novel. A year after their young son Cabe goes missing without trace, Eve (Suranne Jones) and Gabe (Tom Ellis) Caleigh decide a change of scene would help, and set out with their daughters for what they hope will be the rustic delights of Crickley Hall. Shortly after arriving in the Devonshire village of Devil's Cleave, however, the family start to experience strange paranormal events, which somehow seem to...

  • This Is Spinal Tap [Blu-ray] [1984] This Is Spinal Tap | Blu Ray | (07/09/2009) from £7.49  |  Saving you £17.50 (70.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    With the magic of DVD you can now go to your favourite Tap moments whether it is the diminutive Stonehenge the pod that won't open or the amp that goes all the way to 11. For the first time ever you can choose how to watch the greatest rockumentary in history. See this cult phenomenon in its splendid entirety or use the menu to follow the band's antics via an interactive tour map of select scenes from a list of classic Tap quotes. And if all that isn't enough there is after all. the music - Hell Hole Sex Farm and the timeless Big Bottom. Whether or not you're a die-hard fan of the group you'll love this detailed rockumentary of England's legendary Spinal Tap. Acclaimed commercial director Marty DiBergi takes you behind-the-scenes for an intimate look at a band whose time has come...and gone...and come again... and... Through interviews rare footage and lots of music - including classic Tap tunes like Big Bottom and Hell Hole - you'll get acquainted with David St. Hubbins (lead guitar) Nigel Tufnel (lead guitar) Derek Smalls (lead bass) and every drummer who ever lived - and died - for this renowned rock band.

  • Gauguin, The Full Story [DVD] Gauguin, The Full Story | DVD | (17/05/2011) from £26.97  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £10.99

    This documentary charts the life of the celebrated artist Paul Gauguin through countless twists and turns which take him from an idyllic childhood in Peru to an horrific death on the Marquesas Islands. The Gauguin who emerges from this story is not only an accomplished sculptor but a musician, print maker, journalist and ceramicist.

  • The First World War In Colour [2003] The First World War In Colour | DVD | (01/09/2003) from £5.00  |  Saving you £8.00 (53.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    World War I in Colour is a Channel 5 documentary (6 x 50-minute episodes) made with the cooperation of the Imperial War Museum, designed to make the Great War come alive for a 21st-century audience. The events of 1914-18 are authoritatively narrated by Kenneth Branagh, who presents the military and political overview, while interviews with historians add different perspectives. The human cost is conveyed by moving interviews with the now very elderly survivors, and by extracts from letters and memoirs. All aspects of the war, on land, sea and air are covered in separate programmes. In theory the series continues the heritage of ITV's The Second World War in Colour (1999) and Britain at War in Colour (2000), and with 75 per cent of the material never shown on television before there is every reason to watch. The crucial difference between this and the WWII programmes is that the Great War wasn't filmed in colour, and the footage has been computer colourised. The programme-makers argue the conflict itself was in colour--but however realistic the digital processing, it still feels inauthentic and historically a distortion. Worse still is their destroying the original compositions by cropping the top and bottom of the material to fit widescreen TVs. The result is a potentially excellent series badly presented, best watched with the colour turned off. Even then it cannot compete with the BBC's 26-part The Great War (1964), still one of the finest documentaries ever made. On the DVD: World War I in Colour is presented on two discs with three episodes on each disc. The modern interview clips look and sound immaculate, while the historical footage varies from very poor to quite good. Even so, the picture resolution is not helped by discarding a third of the original images and stretching what remains to widescreen. The budget spent on colourisation would have been better used to restore the often very scratchy black-and-white film, and to pay for an orchestra to rerecord the score, which is realised with a clichéd palette of preset electronic samples. Both DVDs reproduce the same general background facts, timeline and 20 biographies as static text screens. Disc One has a 15-minute behind-the-scenes feature in which producer Philip Nugus and director Jonathan Martin justify the colourisation. Disc Two offers Tactics & Strategy, which at 52 minutes amounts to a whole seventh programme, mixing archive footage with new computer graphics to illustrate in detail 13 specific aspects of the conflict. Presented in 4:3 ratio this is the most creative, original and rewarding part of the entire package. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Fire In Babylon [DVD] Fire In Babylon | DVD | (13/10/2014) from £6.29  |  Saving you £6.70 (51.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The West Indies cricket team in the 1970s and 80s rightly continues to be regarded as one of the finest of all time. Names such as Viv Richards, Clive Lloyd, Malcolm Marshall and Gordon Greenidge played the kind of cricket that remains talked about to this day. But what the film Fire In Babylon does is dig a little deeper, examining the ramifications of what that team achieved off the pitch as well as on it. Fire In Babylon examines the oppression and prejudice that the West Indies team was batting against, and how it came to gradually overcome them. It looks, too, at just what can be achieved by sporting success, with many of the key names of the time all contributing. Running to a little shy of 90 minutes, Fire In Babylon blends match footage when it can, and breezes through its running time. Perhaps it doesn?t quite fully match its ambitions, but it does provide a thoughtful, engaging documentary, one whose appeal should extend far beyond followers of cricket. It?s an uplifting piece of work, and one that really deserves to be seen. --Jon Foster

  • Great Continental Railway Journeys [DVD] Great Continental Railway Journeys | DVD | (29/04/2013) from £4.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In Great Continental Railway Journeys, Michael Portillo embarks on a brand new railway adventure, which takes him across the heart of Europe. In a series of 5 hour long episodes, steered by his 1913 'Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide', Michael journeys through a prosperous pre-war Europe of emperors and kings, pomp and elegance and a continent whose industrialists, factories and mines had created wealth, whose scientists and engineers were discovering and constructing the marvelous and whose artists were challenging old ways, whilst intellectuals plotted revolution. This 2 disc set features 5 hour long episodes covering 5 different journeys: London to Monte Carlo Hungary to Austria Berlin to The Rhien Switzerland Amsterdam to Northern France ''Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide' opened up an exotic world to the Edwardian tourist; from glittering cosmopolitan cities, dramatic Alpine landscapes, to warm sparkling seas and picturesque villages. Following in their footsteps, Michael visits the towns, cities and villages listed by his Bradshaw's guide. Travelling from station to station he stays in the recommended hotels, explores the magnificent sights, samples local traditions, takes in many of the continent's most spectacular rail routes and visits some of the central locations in the unfolding Great War story. This series creates a stunning vision of Europe as it was in 1913, and discovers how a way of life and a landscape were changed forever when Europe went to war.

  • Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans [Blu-ray] Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans | Blu Ray | (21/03/2016) from £22.25  |  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.

  • In The Shadow Of The Moon [Blu-ray] [2007] In The Shadow Of The Moon | Blu Ray | (16/06/2009) from £6.59  |  Saving you £13.40 (67.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The surviving crew members from NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

  • Getting Go: The Go Doc Project [DVD] Getting Go: The Go Doc Project | DVD | (23/06/2014) from £4.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (68.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    College boy Doc (Tanner Cohen Were The World Mine) is obsessed with a well-known NYC go-go boy (Matthew Camp). He befriends his hunky crush with the intention of shooting a documentary about what it's like to live in his skin. But as they grow closer flirtation blurs the line between subject and filmmaker until a steamy night together solidifies deeper feelings. Cory Kruekeberg's explicit directorial debut explores the thrill and danger of getting exactly what you wished for.

  • The Twilight Samurai [DVD] The Twilight Samurai | DVD | (28/01/2013) from £7.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (38.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Highly acclaimed Japanese historical drama set in the late 1800s about a low-ranking samurai Seibei (Hiroyuki Sanada) who has been caring for his two adored daughters and his aging mother since the death of his wife. While his co-workers go out drinking at the end of the day he heads straight home to his family earning the nickname 'Twilight Samurai'. A new chance of happiness appears to open up for Seibei when a long-ago childhood love Tomoe moves back to the area after fleeing her brutish husband. To defend her honour Seibei challenges her husband to a duel - which he wins despite being armed only with a sharpened stick. Seibei is then asked if he wants to marry Tomoe with whom he is desperately in love but tragically the Samurai code of honour and his shame about his poverty-stricken status force him to refuse her.

  • Francesco's Italy - Top To Toe Francesco's Italy - Top To Toe | DVD | (18/08/2008) from £6.49  |  Saving you £18.50 (74.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Following his sumptuous series on Venice Francesco da Mosto celebrates the art and beauty of Italy - its cathedrals churches palaces opera houses paintings sculpture and music. It is a story of the Italy we all know and love enhanced by a look at the secret side of the country that only an insider can show us. Da Mosta reveals the full glories of Renaissance Italy and the country's astonishing cultural diversity which was only recently unified under one flag. Born into a distinguished family with a Venetian father and a Sicilian mother what better guide could there be than one who knows and loves this magnificent country?

  • The Armstrong Lie [Blu-ray] The Armstrong Lie | Blu Ray | (02/06/2014) from £2.75  |  Saving you £22.24 (89.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    In 2009 Academy Award -winning director Alex Gibney (2007 Best Documentary Taxi to the Dark Side) was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong's comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted and re-opened after Armstrong's confession. The Armstrong Lie picks up in 2013 after Armstrong was stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles and presents a riveting insider's view of the unravelling of the greatest deception in sports history.

  • The Hunt [DVD] The Hunt | DVD | (30/11/2015) from £3.99  |  Saving you £21.00 (84.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The Hunt, the new landmark BBC series, captures the dramatic encounters of predator and prey in an entirely new light. Featuring the extraordinary strategies of a huge range of predators, from cheetahs and African wild dogs to killer whales and polar bears, these images and stories will revolutionise what you thought you knew about life in the wild. Whether through speed, stamina or complex subterfuge, each creature’s strategy is honed to its environment – and remarkable adaptations mean that the hunted often can, and do, outwit their hunters. It’s a life-or-death duel where each animal’s skills are stretched to the very limit. From the producers of Frozen Planet and Planet Earth, ¬The Hunt reveals in astonishing detail the most surprising and significant events in the natural world. ‘The duels between hunters and hunted are as dramatic as any event in the natural world.’ David Attenborough

  • Cosmos [DVD] Cosmos | DVD | (20/07/2009) from £12.89  |  Saving you £17.10 (57.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Cosmos (5 Discs)

  • Roger Waters: The Wall [Blu-ray] [2009] [Region Free] Roger Waters: The Wall | Blu Ray | (16/11/2015) from £14.90  |  Saving you £10.09 (40.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    "Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in Roger Waters The Wall, a concert film that goes well beyond the stage. Based on the groundbreaking concept album, Roger Waters The Wall could be called a concept film: it’ s a state-of-the-art show that dazzles the senses, combined with an intensely personal road trip that deals with the loss Roger has felt throughout his life due to war. On stage and now on film, Waters has channelled his convictions into his art and his music. With Roger Waters The Wall, Waters – together with his fellow musicians and his creative collaborators – brings audiences an exultant ride of a rock and roll concert, and delivers an unforgettable, deeply emotional experience. Bonus Features "TIME LAPSES (10m 38s ) A VISIT TO FRANK THOMPSON (4m 55s) " Click Images to Enlarge

  • Ice Road Truckers The Oversized Load - 26 DVD + Book Ice Road Truckers The Oversized Load - 26 DVD + Book | DVD | (12/11/2012) from £55.90  |  Saving you £42.09 (43.00%)  |  RRP £97.99

    Revisit old faces and discover some new friends as History's smash hit series Ice Road Truckers returns with a box set including the latest season of the highly rated show. Catch-up with the drivers on the most hair-raising roads on the planet. This blockbusting set contains every episode from Seasons 1 to 4 of Ice Road Truckers, as well as all the action from Season 5. Also included in this collector's edition are Seasons 1 and 2 of the hit spin-off series IRT: Deadliest Roads in which our favourite truckers from the frozen north are transported to some of the most dangerous haulage routes known to man: the Himalayan Highways of India, the steep roads of Bolivia and up into the Peruvian Andes mountain range.

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