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  • Romantic Paradise [DVD] Romantic Paradise | DVD | (05/03/2012) from £11.99  |  Saving you £3.00 (20.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Tracklist:Part 101. The Godfather (LOVE THEME)02. Strangers In Paradise03. Romance Anonyme (Jeux Interdits)04. Once Upon A Time In The West05. Chanson D'Amour06. O Mio Babbino Caro07. William Tell Overture08. Opera Potpourri09. Italia n National Anthem10. L'Italiano11. MarinaPart 2:01. Roses From Tyrol (The Bird Seller)02. Lagune Walt z (A Night In Venice)03. The Rose04. Italiana05. Barcarolle (Tales Of Hoffmann)06. La Paloma07. Light Cavalry08. All Men Shall Be Brothers (Ode To Joy)09. Radetzky March10. Vino11. La Montanara12. I Love You

  • Audrey Hepburn Boxset  (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Roman Holiday, Paris When it Sizzles, Sabrina, Funny Face) Audrey Hepburn Boxset (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Roman Holiday, Paris When it Sizzles, Sabrina, Funny Face) | DVD | (13/11/2006) from £9.99  |  Saving you £29.52 (59.10%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Attention all Audrey Hepburn fans! Now you can buy this delightful box set featuring 5 of her most famous and celebrated celluloid entries. Enjoy! Breakfast at Tiffany's (Dir. Blake Edwards 1961): The names Audrey Hepburn and Holly Golightly have become synonymous since this dazzling romantic comedy was translated to the screen from Truman Capote's best-selling novella. Holly is a deliciously eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. George Peppard plays her nextdoor neighbour a writer who is 'sponsored' by wealthy Patricia Neal. Guessing who's the right man for Holly is easy. Seeing just how that romance blossoms is one of the enduring delights of this classic set to Henry Mancini's Oscar-winning score and the Oscar-winning Mancini/Johnny Mercer song 'Moon River'. Roman Holiday (Dir. William Wyler 1953): Audrey Hepburn won an Oscar for her portrayal of a modern-day princess rebelling against her royal obligations who explores Rome on her own. She meets Gregory Peck an American newspaperman who seeking an exclusive story pretends ignorance of her true identity. But his plan falters as they rapidly fall in love... Paris When It Sizzles (Dir. Richard Quine 1964): A veteran Hollywood screenwriter goes to Paris to write the screenplay of his career--in three days. Lacking fresh ideas he turns to his gamine secretary to provide fuel for his imagination and they come up with various scenarios for his screenplay called 'The Girl Who Stole The Eiffel Tower'. William Holden and Audrey Hepburn heat up the main characters with terrific supporting help from the likes of Frank Sinatra Noel Coward Tony Curtis Fred Astaire Marlene Dietrich and the glorious city of Paris. Sabrina (Dir. Billy Wilder 1954): Humphrey Bogart William Holden and Audrey Hepburn star in a Cinderella story directed by renowned filmmaker Billy Wilder. Bogie and Holden are the mega-rich Larrabee brothers of Long Island. Bogie's all work Holden's all playboy. But when Sabrina daughter of the family's chauffeur returns from Paris all grown up and glamorous the stage is set for some family fireworks as the brothers fall under the spell of Hepburn's delightful charms. Funny Face (Dir. Stanley Donen 1957): Paris the City of Light shines even brighter when Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire team up for the only time and bring their luminous starpower to this exquisite musical featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin. This dazzling romp -- filmed on location in Paris -- garnered four Academy Award nominations. In the role of bookstore clerk transformed into a modeling sensation Hepburn showcases singing and dancing skills she had honed on the London stage performing How Long Has This Been Going On? a Basal Metabolism dance in a cool-cat bistro and more. Astaire as the fashion photographer who discovers her conjures up his inimitable magic for sequences that include his Let's Kiss And Make Up matador diversion a heavenly dance with Hepburn to He Loves And She Loves and again with Hepburn the title-tune enchantment I Love Your Funny Face. Now and forever so do we.

  • Next Goal Wins [DVD] Next Goal Wins | DVD | (01/09/2014) from £2.88  |  Saving you £13.11 (82.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Mike Brett and Steve Jamison direct this feature documentary following the fortunes of the American Samoa soccer team, officially the worst international football side in the world. The nadir of American Samoa's soccer career arrived when they lost 31-0 to Australia in 2001, the heaviest loss ever recorded in a FIFA match. The result was in line with Samoa's status as the lowest ranked team in the FIFA listings, but the islanders were determined to improve their fortunes. They duly employed h.

  • David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities: Series 1 And 2 [DVD] David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities: Series 1 And 2 | DVD | (24/03/2014) from £7.09  |  Saving you £17.90 (71.60%)  |  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.

  • Great British Railway Journeys - Series 2 [DVD] Great British Railway Journeys - Series 2 | DVD | (09/01/2012) from £9.78  |  Saving you £27.34 (68.40%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Former Minister of State for Transport Michael Portillo takes to the tracks in the second series of the BBC TV Documentary Great British Railway Journeys.Passionate about trains, Michael Portillo embarks on five epic rail journeys, each split into five legs, travelling the length and breadth of the UK as he retraces routes that were described in his original 1860's copy of Bradshaw's Railway Handbook. This box set features 25 episodes covering 5 different journeys including;Brighton to Cromer Ledbury to Holyhead Newcastle to Melton Mowbray London Bridge to Hastings Ayr to Skye Along the way he witnesses all the things that have changed since the early days of rail transport and what still remains of Bradshaw's Britain, discovering the effect the railways had on the public and finding out how the British love of trains all began. Michael samples some classic Cromer crab, gets a rare chance to drive a heritage diesel and gets up close and personal with a pedigree Hereford bull.He also discovers a secret World War II chemical weapons plant at Rhydmwyn, takes a steam train across the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors, attempts to make an authentic Melton Mowbray pork pie, discovers how the railways turned cricket into a national sport and hunts for gold in Scotland's mountains.

  • Meru [DVD] Meru | DVD | (07/03/2016) from £3.26  |  Saving you £9.73 (74.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    In the high-stakes game of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. It's a deadly route that has seen more failed attempts by elite climbing teams over the past 30 Years than any other ascent in the Himalayas. When Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk attempted the 21,000ft climb they suffered set back after set back including dwindling supplies, 10 feet snow storms and sub-zero temperatures. Beaten back even when inches from the summit, heartbroken and totally defeated, Anker, Chin and Ozturk face up to some extraordinary challenges that makes Meru a unique story of friendship, sacrifice, hope and obsession. In the high-stakes game of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. It's a deadly route that has seen more failed attempts by elite climbing teams over the past 30 Years than any other ascent in the Himalayas. When Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk attempted the 21,000ft climb they suffered set back after set back including dwindling supplies, 10 feet snow storms and sub-zero temperatures. Beaten back even when inches from the summit, heartbroken and totally defeated, Anker, Chin and Ozturk face up to some extraordinary challenges that makes Meru a unique story of friendship, sacrifice, hope and obsession.

  • The Soviet Influence: From Turksib to Nightmail (DVD + Blu-ray) The Soviet Influence: From Turksib to Nightmail (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (19/09/2011) from £8.29  |  Saving you £11.70 (58.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The small number of Russian films which were shown in Britain in the late 1920s and early 1930s excited the attention of British filmmakers and writers, and played a central role in developing ideas about film as an art-form. In particular this influence was felt in the British documentary film work of such key figures as John Grierson and Paul Rotha.This unique and fascinating release explores this influence through the formal and thematic relationships between Viktor Turin's extraordinary, yet little-seen, silent documentary Turksib (1929), and a number of British documentary films, including the celebrated Night Mail (1936).

  • The Burmese Harp [Masters of Cinema] (Dual Format Edition) [Blu-ray] The Burmese Harp (Dual Format Edition) | Blu Ray | (13/02/2012) from £10.29  |  Saving you £9.70 (48.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A rhapsodic celebration of song, a brutal condemnation of wartime mentality, and a lyrical statement of hope within darkness; even amongst the riches of 1950s' Japanese cinema, The Burmese Harp, directed by Kon Ichikawa (Alone Across the Pacific, Tokyo Olympiad), stands as one of the finest achievements of its era. At the close of World War II, a Japanese army regiment in Burma surrenders to the British. Private Mizushima is sent on a lone mission to persuade a trapped Japanese battalion to surrender also. When the outcome is a failure, he disguises himself in the robes of a Buddhist monk in hope of temporary anonymity as he journeys across the landscape – but he underestimates the power of his assumed role. A visually extraordinary and deeply moving vision of horror, necessity, and redemption in the aftermath of war, Ichikawa's breakthrough film is one of the great humanitarian affirmations of the cinema. Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and honoured at the Venice Film Festival, The Burmese Harp is one of cinema's great anti-war classics, alongside La Grande Illusion (Jean Renoir), Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata/Studio Ghibli), Paths Of Glory (Stanley Kubrick), All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone), and The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin). Special Features: New, restored high-definition 1080p transfer officially licenced from Nikkatsu Newly translated optional English subtitles Exclusive video interview with scholar and filmmaker Tony Rayns Original Japanese theatrical trailer PLUS: A 40-page booklet with an essay by Keiko I. McDonald and rare archival stills

  • In The Shadow Of The Moon [Blu-ray] [2007] In The Shadow Of The Moon | Blu Ray | (16/06/2009) from £6.29  |  Saving you £13.70 (68.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

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

  • Wessex Tales [DVD] Wessex Tales | DVD | (12/04/2010) from £8.39  |  Saving you £11.60 (58.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Wessex Tales

  • Francesco's Italy - Top To Toe Francesco's Italy - Top To Toe | DVD | (18/08/2008) from £6.95  |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)  |  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?

  • World in Action - Volume 3 [DVD] World in Action - Volume 3 | DVD | (01/07/2013) from £11.75  |  Saving you £7.00 (28.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    World in Action was, undoubtedly, ITV's flagship current affairs show. Over four decades (from the '60s to the '90s) this multiple BAFTA winner was fearless, hard-hitting and trailblazing, choosing subjects that other programmes would not dare touch, getting into trouble with ITV regulators and - at times - the Government. A cornerstone of the British viewing schedule, the WIA team investigated stories at no small personal risk to themselves and often courted controversy whilst reporting on organisations such as the National Front. This report is included here, along with editions that cover everything from euthanasia to Scientology, from the Miners' Strike to extended coverage of the underhanded practices of the CIA in the 1970s.

  • Paris, Texas [Blu-ray] Paris, Texas | Blu Ray | (28/01/2013) from £12.99  |  Saving you £7.00 (35.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Something like a perfect artistic union is achieved in the major components of Paris, Texas: the twang of Ry Cooder's guitar, the lonely light of Robbie Muller's camera, the craggy landscape of Harry Dean Stanton's face. In his greatest role, longtime character actor Stanton plays a man brought back to his old life after wandering in the desert (or somewhere) for four years. He has a 7-year-old son to get to know, and his wife has gone missing. The material is much in the wanderlust spirit of director Wim Wenders, working from a script by Sam Shepard and L.M. Kit Carson. If the long climactic conversation between Stanton and Nastassja Kinski renders the movie uneven and slightly inscrutable, it's hard to think of a more fitting ending--and besides, the achingly empty American spaces stick longer in the memory than the dialogue. Winner of the top prize at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. --Robert Horton

  • Shake Hands With The Devil [2005] Shake Hands With The Devil | DVD | (03/09/2007) from £7.09  |  Saving you £12.90 (64.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In 100 days - between April 6 and July 16 1994 - an estimated 800 000 men women and children were brutally killed in the obscure African country of Rwanda. The victims - many horrifically hacked to death with machetes - were Tutsi and moderate Hutus who supported them. One man was tasked by the United Nations with ensuring that peace was maintained in Rwanda - Canadian Lieutenant General Romo Dallaire. But unsupported by U.N. headquarters and its Security Council far away in New York Dallaire and his handful of soldiers were incapable of stopping the genocide. After ten years of mental torture reliving the horrors daily and more than once attempting suicide Romo Dallaire has poured out his soul in an extraordinary book. Shake Hands With The Devil is a cri de coeur. The General pulls no punches in his condemnation of top UN officials expedient Belgian policy makers and senior members of the Clinton administration who chose to do nothing as Dallaire pleaded for reinforcements and revised rules of engagement. Dallaire is convinced that with a few thousand more troops and a mandate to act pre-emptively he could have stopped the killings. His impotence at a time of extreme crisis preys on his conscience still. The experienced Canadian documentary production company White Pine Pictures secured the documentary rights to General Dallaire's book and exclusive access to follow him during his first return trip to Rwanda in April 2004 - the 10th anniversary of the genocide. We were there as he revisited the killing fields that haunt him. Shake Hands With The Devil is the most powerful documentary produced about the Rwandan genocide. Unflinching. Gut-wrenching. Challenging. Hard-hitting. This is appointment television for viewers throughout the world who care about human rights and international justice.

  • Tyson: The Movie - Ultimate Knockout Edition [DVD] [2008] Tyson: The Movie - Ultimate Knockout Edition | DVD | (16/11/2009) from £4.00  |  Saving you £9.55 (47.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Tyson: The Movie - Ultimate Knockout Edition (2 Discs)

  • Cathedral Cities [DVD] Cathedral Cities | DVD | (17/12/2012) from £14.49  |  Saving you £5.50 (27.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Cathedral Cities follows presenter Hannah Scott-Joynt as she visits some of our regions best loved places of worship and the communities that surround them. This six part series reminds us why the English cathedral cities are so very special. Quaint, quirky and quintessentially English, they create the heart of a community and open a window to the past. Hannah visits Portsmouth, Chichester, Guildford, Salisbury, Rochester and many other cathedral cities.

  • Baby It's You Baby It's You | DVD | (04/07/2005) from £9.75  |  Saving you £2.44 (14.40%)  |  RRP £16.99

    'Baby It's You: The First Three Years' takes us inside the baby's world to reveal the processes behind the miraculous transformation from a helpless organism to a walking talking thinking human being. Each episode takes a different human characteristic and traces its development over the first years of life covering walking talking reasoning using hands and relationships. Filmed from the baby's perspective using natural history techniques the result is startling and compelling viewing.

  • The After Life of Brian [DVD] [2009] The After Life of Brian | DVD | (13/04/2009) from £4.95  |  Saving you £8.98 (59.90%)  |  RRP £14.99

    2009 marks the 30th anniversary of Nottingham Forest's first European Cup triumph masterminded by Brian Clough. A provincial football club broke and slipping towards Football League Division Three when he took charge had conquered England and Europe inside three years.

  • Andre Rieu: New York Memories [DVD] Andre Rieu: New York Memories | DVD | (04/07/2011) from £5.95  |  Saving you £4.00 (25.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

  • Why They Sank Titanic [DVD] Why They Sank Titanic | DVD | (27/02/2012) from £6.80  |  Saving you £3.19 (31.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Everyone knows the story of the Titanic, how the largest moving object ever fashioned by the hand of man hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage and sank in the middle of the North Atlantic, and 1,500 lives were lost. The tragedy has been well documented in books and on films. No matter how often the story is told, it never fails to capture the imagination. It is a story that has left many questions unanswered, and the programme provides an intriguing hypothesis that the ship that plummeted two miles to the bottom of the sea was not the Titanic but its sister ship the Olympic.This film is based upon the research of Andrew Newton and includes the evidence of the British and American inquiries, the eye witness reports of survivors, newspapers of the day, photographs, video, film and radio broadcasts.The views and opinions presented in this film are based on actual evidence and legitimate inference.The people depicted are all deceased and can shed no light on the mystery of the Titanic's sinking.This hypothesis is presented for viewers to reach their own conclusions.It may be the ultimate conspiracy - or could it be the truth?

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