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  • Fire In Babylon [DVD] Fire In Babylon | DVD | (13/10/2014) from £6.79  |  Saving you £6.20 (47.70%)  |  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

  • Don't Take Me Home Blu-Ray Don't Take Me Home Blu-Ray | Blu Ray | (03/07/2017) from £13.50  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Don't Take Me Home, an inspiring documentary from Welsh filmmaker Jonny Owen (I Believe in Miracles) following Wales remarkable journey to the final stages of the 2016 European Championships. For the last 60 years Wales have tried and failed to qualify for a major football tournament. Having gone through the grief of previous manager Gary Speed s tragic death, heavy defeats, and positioned as a tiny country team with no pedigree, all bets were off for how the underdogs would perform. Led by star player Gareth Bale, the team quickly became the outside favourites, dazzling millions of viewers. There's an ancient Welsh saying, Yma o Hyd which translates as we're still here - a defiantly apt statement from the smallest country in the history of the game getting to a major tournaments semi-finals. Don't Take Me Home tells the story of that journey, how Wales shook the footballing world to its very foundations, beating tournament favourites Belgium to reach the semi-finals focusing on the players, managers and supporters.

  • Churchill [DVD] Churchill | DVD | (09/06/2014) from £3.03  |  Saving you £3.96 (56.70%)  |  RRP £6.99

    Now stunningly repackaged 50p from the sale of this DVD will be paid to Royal British Legion Trading Limited which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity no. 219279) and Poppyscotland (Scottish Charity No. SC014096). The programme explores how this formidable character was formed during an early life set against the most turbulent events in British history: The Boer War The First World War and The General Strike. This documentary charts his time on the fringes of politics during the 'Wilderness Years' of the 1930's and how when he returned to lead the country as Prime Minister his powerful speeches inspired the nation to fight the Second World War. 'Churchill' follows his career after victory and shows how the now legendary leader coped with the decline of his power and the onset of old age. Special Features: Recreating Churchill Diaries and Letters: Winston to Randolph 1929 Winston to Clementine 1942 Winston to Clementine 1916 The Early Years Wartime Leader Family Recollections

  • Nostradamus (6-Disc Box Set) [DVD] Nostradamus (6-Disc Box Set) | DVD | (06/12/2010) from £8.60  |  Saving you £6.39 (42.60%)  |  RRP £14.99

    How will the end begin? Probably the most famous prophet of the past thousand years the work of Nostradamus is believed by many to have predicted events such as the French Revolution the rise of Adolf Hitler and even the terrorist attacks on the US of September 2001. Now as we approach the year 2012 we explore some of the many Doomsday predictions that hold that year to be the end of the world.

  • The Dardenne Brothers Collection - 6 Disc Set [DVD] The Dardenne Brothers Collection - 6 Disc Set | DVD | (31/12/2012) from £19.99  |  Saving you £40.00 (66.70%)  |  RRP £59.99

    A comprehensive and definitive collection of filns by one of the most celebrated and successful filmmaking partnerships in contemporary cinema. Now for the first time ever, all their award-winning, groundbreaking filns are available together in one scintillating box set. This set features The Kid with a Bike, The Silence of Lorna, The Child, The Son, Rosetta and La Promesse.

  • Hannah Hauxwell's Winter Tales Hannah Hauxwell's Winter Tales | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £9.55  |  Saving you £-3.46 (-26.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Featuring two documentaries on Hannah Hauxwell telling the moving story of her life at Low Birk Hatt Farm and of her reluctant decision to move away from her beloved home.

  • WORLD WAR II IN COLOUR 4 DVD Gift Set WORLD WAR II IN COLOUR 4 DVD Gift Set | DVD | (22/10/2012) from £10.99  |  Saving you £15.56 (51.90%)  |  RRP £29.99

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

  • The Molly Dineen Collection Vol 1: Home From the Hill (2-DVD set) The Molly Dineen Collection Vol 1: Home From the Hill (2-DVD set) | DVD | (25/04/2011) from £8.85  |  Saving you £11.14 (55.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Molly Dineen is one of Britain's most acclaimed documentary filmmakers recipient of Grierson BAFTA and Royal Television Society Awards for her unique contribution to documentary filmmaking. This is the first of three double-disc volumes from the BFI which will bring together Dineen's full body of work from the candid film for Tony Blair's election campaign (Tony Blair 1997) to the BAFTA-award winning portrait of Britain's countryside (The Lie of the Land 2007). Volume 1: Home from the Hill opens with Dineen's astounding debut film Home from the Hill (1987) about Colonel Hilary Hook a retired soldier faced with leaving his Kenyan home and returning to Britain. In My African Farm (1988) Dineen returns to Kenya and to the home of Sylvia Richardson stalwart of the British colonial presence in the country. Heart of the Angel (1989) is a wry humorous examination of the trials of working at one of London's busiest underground stations. In the three-part In The Company of Men (1995) the charismatic Major Crispin Black and his men share their experience in the Prince of Wales Company of the Welsh Guards stationed in Northern Ireland.

  • Paris Is Burning [DVD] [1990] Paris Is Burning | DVD | (27/04/2009) from £11.39  |  Saving you £4.60 (28.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Paris is Burning is an intimate portrait of a time a place and a community of outsiders finding expression strength and pride in a world of their own creating.

  • Roger Waters: The Wall [Blu-ray] [2009] [Region Free] Roger Waters: The Wall | Blu Ray | (16/11/2015) from £11.86  |  Saving you £13.13 (52.50%)  |  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

  • Wish Me Luck - Complete [Repackaged] Wish Me Luck - Complete | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £15.57  |  Saving you £14.42 (48.10%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The history of a country under siege is the backdrop for this story of Liz Grainger an Englishwoman who is being recruited by a British intelligence agency during the height of World War II. Since the Armed Forces have been reduced by German counter-intelligence activities it has become imperative to gather civilian volunteers to work with the Resistance forces in occupied France. The agents are trained and deployed into service by Colonel James Cadogan who will use any means necessary to meet the primary needs of his organization: to transmit vital information on German activities to the intelligence network in London. Liz in her role with the Resistance finds espionage romance intrigue suspense. This superb box set features the entire three season of Wish Me Luck

  • Private Life of Plants (Repackaged) [DVD] Private Life of Plants (Repackaged) | DVD | (24/09/2012) from £10.29  |  Saving you £9.70 (48.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    David Attenborough's thrilling series, taking us on a guided tour through the secret world of plants, is captured on this amazing video. The account of plant life's struggle for survival is seen as never before in a story full of drama, beauty and staggering achievement. Attenborough takes us through each aspect of plants' lives travelling, growing, flowering, their struggle with other plants and animals, and the ingenious way they adapt to even the harshest of conditions. From the 290-foot-...

  • Fred Astaire - Swing Time/Top Hat/You'll Never Get Rich/You Were Never Lovelier [DVD] Fred Astaire - Swing Time/Top Hat/You'll Never Get Rich/You Were Never Lovelier | DVD | (27/09/2010) from £9.67  |  Saving you £20.32 (67.80%)  |  RRP £29.99

    One of the greatest music and dance stars in the history of motion pictures Fred rose from a fairly inauspicious start where a studio exec remarked: Can't sing. Can't act. Slightly balding. Can dance a little. Well his career and achievements speak for themselves. A remarkable talent this box set features 4 of his most-loved films. Swing Time (Dir. George Stevens 1936): Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers star in arguably their finest film together; packed with exhilarating dance routines and a marvellous score this is an indispensable musical classic! Swing Time is full of magical moments including a complex and delightful routine to 'Pick Yourself Up' a luminous turn to 'Waltz In Swing Time' and Astaire's breathtaking solo to 'Bojangles Of Harlem'. Top Hat (Dir. Mark Sandrich 1935): Following a case of mistaken identity dancer Jerry (Astaire) follows Dale (Rogers) the girl of his dreams to Europe and tries to win her heart through song and dance routines. This most lavish of musicals from Hollywood's golden era features lyrics and music by Irving Berlin. You'll Never Get Rich (Dir. Sidney Lanfield 1941): After his wife discovers a telltale diamond bracelet impresario Martin Cortland tries to show he's not chasing after showgirl Sheila Winthrop. Choreographer Robert Curtis gets caught in the middle of the boss's scheme. Army conscription offers Robert the perfect escape from his troubles - or does it? You Were Never Lovelier (Dir. William A. Seiter 1942): In this lavish Hollywood musical the headstrong daughter (Hayworth) of a powerful Argentine hotelier has to contend with her father's attempts to get her to marry...

  • Andrew Marrs - History Of Modern Britain [DVD] Andrew Marrs - History Of Modern Britain | DVD | (05/10/2009) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Andrew Marr's History Of Modern Britain is an epic account of the events that have shaped our lives since the end of the Second World War. His journey through recent British history combines archive anecdote and analysis to tell our national story. Drawing on his detailed knowledge of contemporary politics and first-hand experience of the people who rule Britain today Andrew Marr helps viewers see themselves in the context of modern history. In each episode Marr explores the drama of the landmark events that have shaped our world today. He also teases out the telling little details that reveal the impact of national and international events on the people of Britain. The series tells the story of the extraordinary decades that took us from victory to despair; from international power and glory to humiliation and decline; and from economic ruin to stubborn new hopes and promises of another new dawn.

  • Beyoncé - Life is But a Dream [DVD + UV Copy] Beyoncé - Life is But a Dream | DVD | (25/11/2013) from £2.89  |  Saving you £17.10 (85.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Beyoncé - Life Is But A DreamDisc 1Life Is But a Dream - A Film By Beyoncé Knowles. The 16-time Grammy award winning singer business woman songwriter actress entrepreneur wife and mother offers a rare glimpse into the realities of life as a superstar. Life Is But a Dream sheds light on Beyoncé's childhood in Houston the intense physical and emotional demands of life in the studio the commitment and hard work required as she prepares for live performances and the realities of running a business alongside family life. A mix of personal interview footage - some of it filmed by Beyoncé herself - home movies and stage performances this feature-length documentary sees the star reflect on celebrity the refuge she finds on stage her joy at becoming a mother for the first time and her experiences of returning to the spotlight after the birth of her daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Disc 2Live in Atlantic City ConcertFilmed over four consecutive nights at the Revel Casino Hotel in May 2012 this dazzling concert includes never seen before performances including the songs 'Flaws And All ' 'Love On Top' and 'Schoolin' Life.' Track Listing: End of Time Get Me Bodied Baby Boy Crazy in Love Diva Naughty Girl Party Dance for you Freakum Dress I care Schoolin' Life 1+1 Flaws and All Countdown Run the World (girls) I Was Here I Will Always Love You Halo Single Ladies Green Light Love on Top

  • The Richard Dawkins Collection The Richard Dawkins Collection | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £10.48  |  Saving you £19.51 (65.10%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The Genius Of Charles Darwin: Dawkins on Darwin celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and shows how evidence supporting the theory of evolution has been accumulated by scientists ever since Darwin's stunning discovery. In addition to explaining Darwin's ideas Dawkins also shows how the intellectual journey undertaken by Darwin led inevitably to an atheistic world view. For once nature could be explained by the theory of evolution it simply wasn't necessary to continue with the idea that God was responsible for all Creation. The Enemies Of Reason: Richard Dawkins looks at how health has become a battleground between reason and superstition. A third of us now spend a total of over 1.6 billion a year on superstitious alternative remedies but 80% of them have never been subjected to properly conducted trials. Root Of All Evil?: Nine months before the release of his million-copy bestseller The God Delusion Richard Dawkins had the world buzzing with his television documentary Root of All Evil? The 2-hour program highlights the dangers of faith and religion in the 21st century and asks people of reason to say Enough is enough!

  • Travels With Palin Travels With Palin | DVD | (09/11/2009) from £39.99  |  Saving you £30.00 (42.90%)  |  RRP £69.99

    The Michael Palin Collection 2008

  • Moonlighting - Series 4 - Complete [DVD] [1988] Moonlighting - Series 4 - Complete | DVD | (22/06/2009) from £9.96  |  Saving you £20.03 (66.80%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Sparks fly and fireworks ignite as TV's favorite private detectives Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd) and David Addison (Bruce Willis) unravel the secrets to pulse-pounding thrills and nonstop laughter in the complete fourth season of Moonlighting.

  • Flying Monsters (Blu-ray 3D) Flying Monsters (Blu-ray 3D) | Blu Ray | (07/11/2011) from £8.29  |  Saving you £11.70 (58.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    220 million years ago, as dinosaurs were beginning their domination of Earth, another group of reptiles was about to make an extraordinary leap. Pterosaurs were taking control of the skies. The story of how and why these mysterious creatures took to the air is more fantastical than any fiction. In Flying Monsters, Sir David Attenborough sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs whose wingspans of up to 40 feet were equal to that of a modern day jet plane. The central question and of the greatest mysteries in palaeontology is how and why did pterosaurs fly. How did creatures the size of giraffes defy gravity and soar through prehistoric skies? Attenborough starts to unravel one of science’s more enduring mysteries, discovering that the marvel of pterosaur flight has evolutionary echoes that resonate even today.

  • Two Years At Sea [DVD] Two Years At Sea | DVD | (19/11/2012) from £11.59  |  Saving you £6.40 (35.60%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Using 16mm cameras, artist Ben Rivers documents the solitary existence of Jake, a man who lives in isolation in the middle of the forest in a remote part of Scotland. The film follows his unconventional life, capturing moments of profound beauty. Jake is seen in all seasons, surviving frugally, passing the time with strange projects, living the radical dream he had as a younger man, a dream he spent two years working at sea to realise. Gracefully constructed, Two Years at Sea creates an intimate connection with an individual who would otherwise be a complete outsider to us.

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