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  • George Harrison - Living in the Material World [DVD] George Harrison - Living in the Material World | DVD | (10/10/2011) from £4.40  |  Saving you £15.59 (78.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Directed by Martin Scorsese, George Harrison - Living in the Material World is a stunning double-feature-length film tribute to one of music's greatest icons.Scorsese uses never-before-seen footage from George Harrison's childhood, throughout his years with The Beatles, through the ups and downs of his solo career, and through the joys and pain of his private life, to trace the arc of George's journey from his birth in 1943 to his passing in 2001. Living in the Material World features private home videos, photos and never before heard tracks to chronicle the incredible story of the extraordinary man.Despite its epic reach, the film is deeply personal. Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, among many others, talk openly about George's many gifts and contradictions and reveal the lives they shared together. In every aspect of his professional, personal and spiritual life, until his final hours, George blazed his own path.As his friend John Lennon once said: George himself is no mystery. But the mystery inside George is immense. It's watching him uncover it all little by little that's so damn interesting.

  • Walking the Amazon [DVD] Walking the Amazon | DVD | (03/06/2013) from £7.95  |  Saving you £5.04 (38.80%)  |  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.

  • The World At War The World At War | DVD | (25/04/2005) from £54.46  |  Saving you £45.53 (45.50%)  |  RRP £99.99

    When this epic series was first broadcast in 1973 it redefined the gold standard for television documentary; it remains the benchmark by which all factual programming must judge itself. Originally shown as 26 one-hour programmes, The World at War set out to tell the story of the Second World War through the testimony of key participants. The result is a unique and unrepeatable event, since many of the eyewitnesses captured on film did not have long left to live. Each hour-long programme is carefully structured to focus on a key theme or campaign, from the rise of Nazi Germany to Hitler's downfall and the onset of the Cold War. There are no academic "talking heads" here to spell out an official version of history; the narration, delivered with wonderful gravitas by Sir Laurence Olivier, is kept to a minimum. The show's great coup was to allow the participants to speak for themselves. Painstaking research in the archives of the Imperial War Museum also unearthed a vast quantity of newsreel footage, including on occasion the cameraman's original raw rushes which present an unvarnished and never-before-seen picture of important events. Carl Davis' portentous main title theme and score underlines the grand scale of the enterprise. The original 26 episodes were supplemented three years later by six special programmes (narrated by Eric Porter), bringing the total running-time to a truly epic 32 hours. --Mark Walker

  • 20,000 Days on Earth [DVD] 20,000 Days on Earth | DVD | (20/10/2014) from £6.49  |  Saving you £13.50 (67.50%)  |  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.

  • The Seventh Veil The Seventh Veil | DVD | (18/05/2009) from £9.48  |  Saving you £3.51 (27.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Seventh Veil

  • Forces of Nature [DVD] Forces of Nature | DVD | (01/08/2016) from £10.29  |  Saving you £9.70 (48.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A bold and breathtaking series taking viewers on a tour of our planet to explain what lies beneath Earth's startling beauty and ultimately what makes our world work. In a perfect combination of accessible science and cutting-edge filming techniques, Forces of Nature explores what makes our world so vibrant and diverse. This ambitious series takes viewers on a global tour in four themed episodes, answering the simplest questions about the complex forces that shape our planet. Why is water blue? How can a shape defy gravity? Why do bees make hexagonal honeycombs? And how do these things affect our own lives? Discover what lies beneath Earth's startling beauty as we reveal the secrets of our cosmos and the natural forces that govern everything within it.

  • The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2-Disc Collectors Edition) [DVD] [2013] The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2-Disc Collectors Edition) | DVD | (21/10/2013) from £7.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (60.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    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.

  • 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.

  • The Nazis - A Warning From History [1997] The Nazis - A Warning From History | DVD | (24/05/2004) from £5.69  |  Saving you £14.30 (71.50%)  |  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

  • Beware of Mr. Baker [DVD] Beware of Mr. Baker | DVD | (22/07/2013) from £6.49  |  Saving you £9.50 (59.40%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Ginger Baker is the mad bad drummer best known for playing in Cream and Blind Faith. One of rock's most colourful characters his reputation for drugs violence and all forms of excess preceded him everywhere. This brand new documentary includes revealing interviews with Eric Clapton Steve Winwood Carlos Santana and more to paint a fascinating portrait of a musical icon.

  • The Planet Collection (Blue Planet/Planet Earth/Frozen Planet) [DVD] The Planet Collection (Blue Planet/Planet Earth/Frozen Planet) | DVD | (08/12/2011) from £34.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (30.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

  • Top Gear 3: to the Metal Top Gear 3: to the Metal | DVD | (05/06/2006) from £2.25  |  Saving you £13.74 (85.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The Winter Olympics Special episode in full including a Mini driven down a ski jump and an ice hockey game with cars!

  • The Battle of the Sexes [DVD] The Battle of the Sexes | DVD | (08/07/2013) from £5.19  |  Saving you £12.80 (71.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

    The Battle of the Sexes; that tells the story of a match that defined a movement, the infamous tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in Houston 1973. Weaving together the story of the embryonic women's movement and the battle to establish equality on the tennis court (a literal level playing field). It shows how a group of women banded together to overthrow the male establishment - to become true pioneers. More than a mere historic telling, we hope this film has the emotional ...

  • 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.

  • Ancient Worlds [DVD] Ancient Worlds | DVD | (06/12/2010) from £8.29  |  Saving you £16.70 (66.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Ancient Worlds is a six-part odyssey from the first cities of Mesopotamia to the Christianisation of the Roman Empire with archaeologist and historian Richard Miles at the helm. The series tells the story of what Richard argues is mankind's greatest achievement - civilisation. The series offers an epic sweep of history against a panorama of stunning locations and bold propositions about the origins of human society. In the 21st century we might fondly imagine that it is humankind's natural state to live together in communities that extend beyond blood ties. As Ancient Worlds sets out to show however no such assumptions were made by the first clan chiefs who decided to form communities in southern Iraq in 4500 BC. There is nothing natural about the city and its founders understood that its very survival relied on compromise ruthlessness sacrifice and toil. In the West we have consigned the term 'civilisation' to the museum display case. Embarrassed by its chauvinistic and elitist connotations we have increasingly taken refuge in more politically correct and soft-focused terms such as 'culture' to explain our origins. This series seeks to rescue civilisation from its enforced retirement and celebrate such a hard-fought invention.

  • 1066 [2009] 1066 | DVD | (25/05/2009) from £6.91  |  Saving you £13.04 (65.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Channel 4 two-part historical drama telling the story of the Norman conquest in 1066 from the perspective of a group of ordinary villagers caught up in the chaos and bloodshed. Written by Peter Harness.

  • Million Pound Note [DVD] Million Pound Note | DVD | (21/05/2007) from £4.49  |  Saving you £1.50 (25.00%)  |  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.

  • The Osbournes - The First Series [2002] The Osbournes - The First Series | DVD | (07/04/2003) from £14.68  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £17.99

    The first series of The Osbournes is a hilarious fly-on-the-wall documentary concerning the day-to-day domestic misadventures of Ozzy Osbourne (former frontman of Black Sabbath), his relatively sensible wife Sharon and their kids Jack and Kelly. Having made his millions and been to rock & roll hell and back, Ozzy seems content nowadays to put his feet up in the sofa of the kitchen of his palatial Beverly Hills abode. However, a host of problems--including poorly toilet-trained domestic pets, noisy neighbours, his continuing obligations as an ageing metal superstar, his inability to operate the state-of-the-art telly and his ever-quarrelsome kids flapping fractiously about the place--forbid him a moment of peace. This real-life sitcom fodder has led many to describe the Osbourne family as "dysfunctional"--however, despite the generous helpings of expletives with which the series is garnished, like The Simpsons, they're actually a loving and stable family unit underneath it all. The series isn't perfect--the stylised MTV treatment is occasionally obtrusive and more Ozzy and less of the career-hungry teen brats would be welcome. Still, it's a gloriously refreshing change from the usual bland evasiveness of celebrity profiles. On the DVD: The Osbournes boasts a welter of wittily packaged special features. These include a commentary track ("Aww, look at Kelly, being nice! Can't we have that Kelly back?"), an "Ozzy translator" (English subtitles) for the benefit of those bamboozled by his Brummy accent and "Ozzy's Ten Commandments" delivered impromptu by the great man, tidied up into biblical-speak in the subtitles ("Thou shall cling tight to the moneybelt of thy father"). Although Sharon declares that she's "worried about the oranges" on the DVD, she needn't be. Given that this is a transfer from video, it looks clean and pristine, necessarily so in that it enhances the colourful, almost cartoon air of the series. Sound wise, there are no problems either, despite the competing setbacks of thick accents, background music, "voices off" and barking. Everything is picked up, from offhand grunted remarks to ear-splitting tantrums. --David Stubbs

  • Live At The Royal Albert Hall (incl. CD) [DVD] Live At The Royal Albert Hall (incl. CD) | DVD | (28/11/2011) from £10.99  |  Saving you £6.00 (30.00%)  |  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

  • Our World & Beyond 3D Collection [Blu-ray] [2015] Our World & Beyond 3D Collection | Blu Ray | (05/10/2015) from £15.00  |  Saving you £45.46 (75.20%)  |  RRP £60.46

    Discover the wonders of the world and beyond in this ultimate collection of 3D features. This amazing collection contains over 12hrs of breath-taking wonder. Includes: Amazing Ocean • Best Of 3D • Coral Reef 3D • Coral Reef 3D: Hunters & The Hunted • Coral Reef 3D: Mysterious Worlds Underwater • Dolphins & Whales 3D • Our Universe 3D • Polar Bears 3D: Ice Bear • Sea Rex 3D: Journey To A Prehistoric World • Sharks 3D

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