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  • Road [Blu-Ray] Road | Blu Ray | (13/10/2014) from £9.15  |  Saving you £8.84 (49.10%)  |  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.

  • Being A.P. [DVD] [2015] Being A.P. | DVD | (30/11/2015) from £3.08  |  Saving you £16.91 (84.60%)  |  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.

  • Britain's Wildest Places [DVD] Britain's Wildest Places | DVD | (23/09/2013) from £6.25  |  Saving you £-0.50 (-5.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    A fascinating look at the wildlife that also calls these islands home. The British public is finally becoming more aware of the creatures that also call these islands home. This series examines the British creatures whose lives are under threat showing the habitats they live in why they have sometimes faced extinction and what we can do to make sure they survive and thrive. These are fascinating creatures no less so than those found in African Safari Parks or blue cloudless Asian skies. Using spectacular archive footage Animal Planet examines the history of otters dolphins and porpoise water voles peregrines red kites and red squirrels as well as Scottish wildcats and pine martens. These six episodes both raise awareness and inspire as each programme tells of species on the brink but also reveals stories of how they are fighting back - in some cases quite dramatically - and shows how when we put our minds to it we can make a difference and prevent the continuing destruction. Episodes Comprise: Otters Red Kites Pine Martens and Wildcats Dolphins Red Squirrels Water Voles

  • We Are Many [DVD] We Are Many | DVD | (01/08/2016) from £4.75  |  Saving you £8.24 (63.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    15 million people, 800 cities, all marching as ONE. On February 15th, 2003, over 15 million people marched through the streets of cities on every continent to voice their opposition to the proposed war in Iraq. Eight years in the making, filmed in seven countries, and including interviews with Damon Albarn, Danny Glover, Mark Rylance, Richard Branson, Hans Blix and Ken Loach amongst others, We Are Many charts the birth and rise of the people power movements that are now sweeping the globe. This remarkable and moving true story brings to life the biggest demonstration in human history, and how it forever changed the world. Bonus Features: 46 mins approx: Filmmaker Q&A & Panel Discussion Filmed at Curzon Mayfair Click Images to Enlarge

  • Fahrenheit 9/11 [2004] Fahrenheit 9/11 | DVD | (18/10/2004) from £2.99  |  Saving you £15.26 (76.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    To anyone who truly understands what it means to be an American, Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 should be seen as a triumph of patriotic freedom. Rarely has the First Amendment been exercised with such fervour and forthrightness of purpose. After subjecting himself to charges of factual errors in his gun-lobby exposé Bowling for Columbine, Moore armed himself with a platoon of reputable fact-checkers, an abundance of indisputable film and video footage, and his own ironically comedic sense of righteous indignation, with the singular intention of toppling the war-ravaged administration of President George W. Bush. It's the Bush presidency that Moore, with his provocative array of facts and figures, blames for corporate corruption, senseless death, unnecessary war, and political favouritism toward Osama Bin Laden's family and Saudi oil partners following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Moore's incendiary film earned Palme d'Or honours at Cannes and a predictable legion of detractors, but do yourself a favour: ignore those who condemn the film without seeing it, and let the facts speak for themselves. By honouring American soldiers and the victims of 9/11 while condemning Bush's rationale for war in Iraq, Fahrenheit 9/11 may actually succeed in turning the tides of history. --Jeff Shannon

  • The First World War In Colour [2003] The First World War In Colour | DVD | (01/09/2003) from £4.94  |  Saving you £10.05 (67.00%)  |  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

  • A History Of Scotland [DVD] A History Of Scotland | DVD | (08/02/2010) from £10.49  |  Saving you £19.50 (65.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    A History of Scotland

  • First Light - BBC - Based on the best selling book from Geoffrey Wellum [DVD] First Light - BBC - Based on the best selling book from Geoffrey Wellum | DVD | (06/06/2011) from £6.79  |  Saving you £8.20 (54.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Thrown into the crucible of the most violent air war ever seen a boy barely out of school is determined to fight for survival... Seventy years later that same boy is still yearning to be free. At the age of nineteen Geoffrey 'Boy' Wellum was the youngest Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain. This is the dramatic story of the teenager who went to war with the Nazis and with the fear that threatened to engulf him. Combining Geoffrey Wellum's compelling first person testimony with intensely evocative action on the ground and in the air 'First Light' is a powerful drama that documents the universal stark horror experienced by those involved in battle.

  • The Busby Babes The Busby Babes | DVD | (28/01/2008) from £2.99  |  Saving you £3.33 (33.30%)  |  RRP £9.99

    On Feb 6 1958 a plane carrying a Manchester United team on the point of ruling European football crashed on a runway in Munich killing 22 people including 7 players. Duncan Edwards perhaps their greatest player became the 8th player to die of his injuries fifteen days later in a German hospital. This DVD tells the full story of the Busby Babes the death of the team and the birth of a legend and the journey they took over the next ten years still managed by Matt Busby to finally become the best team in Europe. This unique documentary features extensive coverage of the 1948 57 58 and 1963 Cup Finals and the 1968 European Cup with action from legends Bill Foulkes Tommy Taylor and Duncan Edwards and the holy trinity of Charlton Best and Law.

  • Most Haunted - Series 10 - Complete Most Haunted - Series 10 - Complete | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £12.97  |  Saving you £16.94 (56.50%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Most Haunted: Series 10

  • Forces of Nature [Blu-ray] Forces of Nature | Blu Ray | (01/08/2016) from £11.69  |  Saving you £13.30 (53.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    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 Diamond Queen [DVD] The Diamond Queen | DVD | (14/05/2012) from £5.69  |  Saving you £10.30 (64.40%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Andrew Marr presents a landmark BBC documentary celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years as Head of State of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth. For the first time in modern history a Monarch reaches their Diamond Jubilee. To mark the occasion The Diamond Queen presents a definitive analysis of The Queen's reign, examining her history, constitutional role and responsibilities and her impact around the world. It features interviews with prime ministers, world leaders and special interviews with members of the Royal Family, and closely follows The Queen's working engagements around the world for the period of more than a year and a half.

  • Progress Live [DVD] Progress Live | DVD | (21/11/2011) from £5.49  |  Saving you £14.50 (72.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Tracklistings:Disc 1: Rule The World Greatest Day Hold Up A Light Patience Shine Let Me Entertain You Rock DJ Come Undone Feel Angels The Flood SOS Underground Machine Kidz Pretty Things When They Were Young Medley (includes A Million Love Songs, Babea and Everything Changes) Back For Good Pray Love Love Never Forget No Regrets/Relight My Fire Eight Letters Disc 2: Making Progress Live

  • The Boat That Guy Built [DVD] The Boat That Guy Built | DVD | (21/05/2012) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Motorcycle racing star, mechanic and engineering enthusiast Guy Martin, together with his best mate Mark Mave Davies, fit out Reckless, an aptly named narrowboat using the best of British inventions from the Industrial Revolution. The series sees Guy – described as a cross between Steve McQueen and Fred Dibnah – building his own versions of the innovations that made Britain great, from an 18th century blast furnace to allow him to smelt iron and make a kettle, to re-engineering a steam engine so that it powers his shower. Along the way he'll learn how to weave silk using an early computer, blow up the first gas-powered water heater, milk a cow the traditional way by burying his head against the cow's stomach, and abseil off the side of Derby Cathedral to clean its clock and pay tribute to his steeplejack hero, Fred Dibnah. He also visits historic lavatory manufacturer Thomas Crapper and Sons, to conduct a flush-off and find the best toilet.

  • Joanna Lumley's Nile [DVD] Joanna Lumley's Nile | DVD | (10/05/2010) from £7.50  |  Saving you £12.49 (62.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Joanna Lumley's Nile

  • Restrepo [DVD] Restrepo | DVD | (06/12/2010) from £4.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (66.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington's year dug in with the Second Platoon in one of Afghanistan's most strategically crucial valleys reveals extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of back breaking labour deadly fire-fights and camaraderie as the soldiers painfully push back the Taliban.

  • 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.

  • Pole To Pole With Michael Palin [1992] Pole To Pole With Michael Palin | DVD | (01/03/2004) from £6.46  |  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

  • IP Man 1,2 & 3 Box Set [Blu-ray] IP Man 1,2 & 3 Box Set | Blu Ray | (04/07/2016) from £14.75  |  Saving you £14.00 (46.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    An untouchable cinematic triumph The IP Man Trilogy is a glorious and evocative biopic of the man who defied an empire, pioneered the world's most explosive martial art and went on to mentor Bruce Lee. Disc One IP Man 1 Feature Run Time (IP Man 1): 106 Minutes Bonus Features (144 minutes approx) Interview Gallery Making Of (x3) Location Design / Set Design (x3) Gala Premiere Deleted Scenes (x5) Trailers From IP Man To Bruce Lee: Tracing The Legacy Disc Two IP Man 2 Feature Run Time IP Man 2: 104 minutes Bonus Features (4 hrs 23 minutes approx) Audio Commentary Trailer Gallery Shooting Diary Making Of Additional Scenes Deleted Scenes Gala Premiere Interview Gallery The Wing Chun Connection Legacy Of The Master Wing Chun In action Disc 3 IP Man 3 Feature Run Time IP Man 3: 105 minutes approx. Bonus Features (23 minutes approx) Behind The Scenes Mike Tyson Interview Donnie Yen Interview ?Action' Making Of ?Story' Making Of Trailer

  • See No Evil See No Evil | DVD | (07/07/2008) from £4.49  |  Saving you £11.50 (71.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Powerful and thought-provoking drama based on one of the most shocking crimes of the 20th Century. This is the chilling story of child killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley and how they were finally brought to justice. Convicted of the torture and killing of five youngsters the Moors Murderers remain two of the most hated figures in Britain. See No Evil reveals the untold story and is based on two years of intensive research and interviews with detectives and the key trial witness. Produced in consultation with the murdered children's relatives.

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