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  • The Life of Birds (Repackaged) [DVD] The Life of Birds (Repackaged) | DVD | (24/09/2012) from £6.99  |  Saving you £23.00 (76.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    This magnificent series celebrates the incredible variety of the world's best-loved creatures and provides fresh insight into their fascinating way of life. Contains all ten episodes, from the popular BBC series with David Attenborough. To Fly or Not to Fly: When the dinosaurs disappeared, some birds abandoned flight and made a bid to take over the earth. And some are still doing so today. The Mastery of Flight: Speed, endurance and unrivalled agility are the hallmarks of the aces of the sk...

  • Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes [DVD] Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes | DVD | (25/05/2009) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes

  • 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.

  • John Lennon - Imagine John Lennon - Imagine | DVD | (14/11/2005) from £5.49  |  Saving you £13.50 (71.10%)  |  RRP £18.99

    Narrated by Lennon himself the release of this revealing and personal documentary is timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the performer's untimely death (December 8 1980). Imagine: John Lennon was created with the cooperation of Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and produced by multi-award winning producer David L. Wolper and critically-acclaimed documentarian Andrew Solt (partners on This is Elvis). Backed by a monumental 36-tune sound track the film draws from a treasure trove o

  • The Guv'nor [Blu-ray] The Guv'nor | Blu Ray | (10/10/2016) from £8.48  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The life of famed East End luminary Lenny McLean gets a touching, personal treatment in The Guv'nor. Famous (and infamous) as a bareknuckle boxer, bouncer, enforcer, and doorman from the late ?60s, McLean's journey from unlicensed fighter to best-selling author and star of Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels is also the story of a working class man from Hoxton weathering the changing decades before his untimely death in 1998. Director Paul Van Carter follows his son Jamie as he explores his father's story, from troubled upbringing to stardom, on the way meeting a variety of East London characters to director Guy Richie. What emerges is a picture of a complex, troubled and driven family man.

  • Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict [DVD] Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict | DVD | (22/02/2016) from £6.79  |  Saving you £9.20 (57.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A documentary about the life of art icon Peggy Guggenheim. She became a central figure in the modern art movement and collected not only art, but artists. Her colorful personal history included trysts, affairs and marriages with such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, which is today enshrined in her famous Venetian palazzo.

  • The Nazis - A Warning From History [1997] The Nazis - A Warning From History | DVD | (24/05/2004) from £5.49  |  Saving you £14.50 (72.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Combining unseen archive footage and a wealth of interview material with "ordinary" people who witnessed or even participated in Hitler's reign, this eight part 1997 documentary brought fresh light to bear on the rise and fall of The Third Reich. Inevitably, the episode dealing with the Holocaust immobilises the viewer in its harrowing detail and a further blow against that rump of humanity who refuse to believe the genocide ever occurred. Yet of great interest also is the depiction of the nature of Hitler's dictatorship. He was, it seems, not a driven, workaholic ideologue but a lazy man who, having set his ideas in motion was content to let his subordinates do all the administrative work, fighting for his favour. The series also featured interviews with unrepentant Nazis. There's a telling moment in which an interviewer confronts an elderly woman with a letter of complaint to the Nazi authorities about a supposedly "subversive" neighbour, bearing her signature. The letter sent the hapless neighbour to her death. At first the woman denies knowledge of the incident, then, when faced with the evidence, glibly wonders why anyone should still bother about events that occurred so long ago. This series shows us exactly why. --David Stubbs

  • Roger Waters: The Wall [Blu-ray] [2009] [Region Free] Roger Waters: The Wall | Blu Ray | (16/11/2015) from £11.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (52.00%)  |  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

  • Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey | DVD | (12/12/2008) from £16.01  |  Saving you £6.98 (30.40%)  |  RRP £22.99

    It may have been underrated when first broadcast, but executive producer Martin Scorsese's homage to the blues is a truly significant, if imperfect, achievement. "Musical journey" is an apt description, as Scorsese and the six other directors responsible for these seven approximately 90-minute films follow the blues--the foundation of jazz, soul, R&B, and rock & roll--from its African roots to its Mississippi Delta origins, up the river to Memphis and Chicago, then to New York, the United Kingdom, and beyond. Some of the films (like Wim Wenders's The Soul of a Man and Charles Burnett's Warming by the Devil's Fire) use extensive fictional film sequences, generally to good effect. There's also plenty of documentary footage, interviews, and contemporary studio performances recorded especially for these films. The last are among the best aspects of the DVDs, as the bonus material features the set's only complete tunes. Lou Reed's "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" and the ElektriK Mud Kats' (with Chuck D. of Public Enemy) hip-hop-cum-traditional updating of Muddy Waters's "Mannish Boy" are among the best of them; on the other hand, a rendition of "Cry Me a River" by Lulu (?!) is a curious choice, even with Jeff Beck on hand. The absence of lengthier vintage clips, meanwhile, is the principal drawback. For that reason alone, Clint Eastwood's Piano Blues is the best of the lot; a musician himself, Eastwood simply lets the players play, which means we get extensive file footage of the likes of Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, and Nat "King" Cole, as well as new performances by Ray Charles, Dr. John, and others. Overall, this is a set to savor, a worthwhile investment guaranteed to grow on you over the course of repeated viewings. --Sam Graham

  • The Very Best Time Team Digs [DVD] The Very Best Time Team Digs | DVD | (21/08/2006) from £9.48  |  Saving you £15.51 (62.10%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Channel 4's Time Team is the most popular and longest running history programme on television having completed over 150 digs at different locations both abroad and throughout the British Isles. This exclusive 3 disc box set features the very best of those digs as chosen by the team themselves. These include; the discovery of the huge Roman villa at Turkdean the Anglo-Saxon treasures uncovered at Braemore Time Team's adventures in the Caribbean an investigation into a crashed spitfire from World War 2 and the dig that no one will ever forget - the mysterious site at Llygadwy in Wales where the archaeology seemed just too good to be true. The Very Best Time Digs are introduced and reviewed by Tony and the Time Team.

  • The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2-Disc Collectors Edition) [Blu-ray] [2013] The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2-Disc Collectors Edition) | Blu Ray | (21/10/2013) from £8.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (59.10%)  |  RRP £21.99

    In 2012 a resurrection no one thought possible took place when legendary band The Stone Roses reformed after 16 years. With unprecedented access to previously unseen archive footage Made of Stone is a revealing journey through the life of one of the most revered and influential bands in British music history. Acclaimed film-maker Shane Meadows brings his unique directorial style humour and emotional depth to the film capturing the band at work and in their everyday lives as they rehearsed for their much-anticipated reunion which culminated in three triumphant homecoming gigs at Manchester's Heaton Park in front of 220 000 adoring fans. Incorporating never-seen-before material spanning the band's musical history the personal experiences of many of those touched by the band and their music and unparalleled' access to the record-breaking sell-out concerts which took place in Summer 2012 this is the definitive record of the definitive band of the past 25 years.

  • Undefeated [DVD] Undefeated | DVD | (12/11/2012) from £6.39  |  Saving you £8.60 (57.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Set against the backdrop of a high school football season, Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin's documentary Undefeated, the Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Feature, is an intimate chronicle of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field. Founded in 1899, Manassas High School in North Memphis has never seen its American Football team, the Tigers, win a playoff game. In recent decades, the last-place Tigers had gone so far as to sell its regular season games to rival schools looking to chalk up an easy win. That began to change in 2004, when Bill Courtney, former high school football coach turned businessman, volunteered to lend a hand. When Courtney arrived, the Tigers were accustomed to timeworn equipment and a sorry patch of lawn as a practice field. Focusing on nurturing emotional as well as physical strength, Courtney has helped the Tigers find their footing and their confidence.

  • Origins of Us [DVD] Origins of Us | DVD | (07/11/2011) from £6.29  |  Saving you £6.70 (51.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    We have uncovered the secrets of the atom and travelled to the moon. But how did humans come to be so successful? This series explores the anatomical changes that have given us and our ancestors the edge. Everything from the way that we walk to the shape of our jaw and even the way our thumbs move connects us intimately to the struggles and triumphs of our ancestors. Yet many of those changes have come at a surprising cost and the problems we face now are a direct consequence of our evolutionary journey. As much about our bodies today as about our bodies 6 million years ago Origins Of Us will change the way you see yourself.

  • One Direction: This Is Us (DVD + UV Copy) [2013] One Direction: This Is Us (DVD + UV Copy) | DVD | (19/12/2013) from £1.41  |  Saving you £18.58 (92.90%)  |  RRP £19.99

    One Direction: This Is Us is a captivating and intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall Zayn Liam Harry and Louis' meteoric rise to fame from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it's really like to be One Direction. Directed by Morgan Spurlock the film is produced by Simon Cowell Adam Milano Morgan Spurlock and Ben Winston. The executive producers are Richard Griffiths Harry Magee Will Bloomfield Doug Merrifield Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin.

  • The Untold History of the United States [DVD] The Untold History of the United States | DVD | (01/07/2013) from £10.99  |  Saving you £19.00 (63.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    From Academy Award-winning film director and screenwriter Oliver Stone. A fascinating documentary series that covers the last 60 years of American History. Focusses on the dramatically under-reported events of the era that shaped the USA. The series also includes newly discovered facts from the Kennedy administration and the Vietnam War and looks at how America achieved its current global role post Cold War. Poses questions such as What did Stalin say to President Truman to make him drop the atomic bomb on Japan?; What were the real reasons behind World War 1 and II? and Was Ronald Reagan one of the worst or best Presidents of all time? It's the American story told in a way that has never been told before.

  • Through the Garden Gate - A Diary of the English Countryside with Wildlife Cameraman Stephen de Vere [DVD] Through the Garden Gate - A Diary of the English Countryside with Wildlife Cameraman Stephen de Vere | DVD | (01/05/2010) from £9.49  |  Saving you £3.50 (26.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Wildlife cameraman Stephen de Vere, who worked on the BBC's Life and Frozen Planet series, turns his camera on the natural world discovered in his own backyard - the British countryside. Through the changing seasons of a year Stephen observes and films the animals and birds hidden in hedgerows, woods and fields beyond his garden. Hearing only the sounds of the wild and the cameraman's narration, we re-live his experiences of being there to capture month-by-month highlights such as hares boxin...

  • Finding Vivian Maier [DVD] Finding Vivian Maier | DVD | (10/11/2014) from £7.48  |  Saving you £12.51 (62.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

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  • WORLD WAR II IN COLOUR 4 DVD Gift Set WORLD WAR II IN COLOUR 4 DVD Gift Set | DVD | (22/10/2012) from £9.99  |  Saving you £19.51 (65.10%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Collection of documentaries, narrated by Robert Powell, that make use of colour footage to provide an insight into World War II.

  • Million Pound Note [DVD] Million Pound Note | DVD | (21/05/2007) from £3.99  |  Saving you £2.00 (33.40%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Two old, bored and fabulously wealthy brothers, Roderick and Olivier Montpelier, strike up a cruel wager. They draw up a currency note worth £1 million. Roderick believes it would be quite useless for any poor but honest man to use. Oliver however believes that just by possessing the note and never cashing it - any man could live like a lord. To find out who is right, the two old millionaires pick on Henry Adams (Gregory Peck), a young and impoverished American hopelessly adrift in London. Will the £1 million pound note change his life for the better or the worse? This classic, sparkling comedy - an updated version of the riotous short story by Mark Twain sees Gregory Peck giving one of his finest performances aided and abetted by a distinguished cast which includes Joyce Grenfell and Wilfrid Hyde White.

  • David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities: Series 1 And 2 [DVD] David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities: Series 1 And 2 | DVD | (24/03/2014) from £7.49  |  Saving you £17.50 (70.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    In series one Sir David Attenborough uncovered the stories behind some of nature's most baffling and intriguing creatures. Now in this bigger second series he uncovers more curious tales from the natural world. From the ambitious and ultimately fatal journey to bring Emperor penguin eggs back from the South Pole to the role the electric eel played in our understanding of electricity series two features creatures that have attracted the attention of great scientists and explorers. The 10-part series follows Sir David as he travels across the UK to explore animal oddities that other TV programmes simply do not cover. Each episode features two different animals with curiously distinctive evolutionary quirks linked together by a common theme. Sir David looks at the emperor penguin and the wood frog both of which survive in conditions so cold they seem to defy the laws of nature; the rhino and the hedgehog two animals that hide behind seemingly impenetrable armoured coats; and gorillas and vampire bats who both have unfairly gained frightening reputations within the animal kingdom.

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