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  • The Naked Pilgrim - Road To Santiago The Naked Pilgrim - Road To Santiago | DVD | (03/05/2004) from £7.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (38.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    In one of the most highly acclaimed TV series of recent times the inimitable Brian Sewell Britain's most famous and best loved art critic and historian makes the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. His remarkable journey is at turns moving and hilarious. It is a deeply personal exploration of art and religious belief which takes Sewell by boat car and horse through France and North West Spain via Paris Chartres Orleans Bordeaux Lourdes Bilbao and Burgos.

  • Pina [DVD] Pina | DVD | (12/09/2011) from £6.85  |  Saving you £8.80 (55.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Pina is a feature-length dance film with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wupperta featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer who died in the summer of 2009. Director Wim Wenders takes the audience on a visually stunning journey of discovery into a new dimension: straight onto the stage with the legendary ensemble and follows the dancers out of the theatre into the city and the surrounding areas of Wuppertal - the place which for 35 years was the home and center for Pina Bausch's creativity.

  • Concorde - The Farewell Concorde - The Farewell | DVD | (29/03/2004) from £7.75  |  Saving you £5.24 (40.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    This programme provides a fascinating insight into the final months of Concorde service. As well as comprehensive coverage of Concorde 216's final ever flight into Filton on 26th November 2003 the programme also covers many of the final flights around the UK as well as museum 'delivery' flights to the Concordes final resting places. Also covered as part of the final US tour is BA's last ever flight from London to Washington DC in October 2003. Destinations covered in this programme include: Baden BadenBirminghamCardiffFiltonHeathrowManchesterNew York JFKParisToulouseWashington Also included is comprehensive coverage of the last weeks of commercial service including exclusive 'airside' footage at New York JFK as well as many angles including next to the runway on the final day at Heathrow. There are also many interviews with pilots and others closely involved with Concorde during her three glorious decades in commercial service.

  • Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World | DVD | (04/02/2008) from £10.12  |  Saving you £4.87 (32.50%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Do U.F.O.s or the Loch Ness Monster really exist? Did ancient civilisations possess unsuspected scientific know-how? Can we believe the reports of the Abominable Snowman or the Great Sea Serpent? How is it that fish frogs and seeds can fall from a clear blue sky? In this series Arthur C. Clarke author of 2001: A Space Odyssey investigates these and many other intriguing mysteries. This much sought-after show debunks myths and legends about some of the planets strangest phenomena presenting us with fascinating truths about humanity and the world in which we live. Originally broadcast on ITV in 1980 this riveting insight into the paranormal remains compelling television and is an essential addition to your DVD collection.

  • Jamie Oliver - The Naked Chef [1999] Jamie Oliver - The Naked Chef | DVD | (06/11/2000) from £9.75  |  Saving you £4.65 (29.10%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Unless you've had your head in a plate of pie and mash for the last few years you'll know that The Naked Chef is the UK's youngest culinary talent, Jamie Oliver, and that the "naked" refers to his style of cooking--fresh, simple, stripped back to basics--not his dress sense. The tone is set for the series from the very first episode with roast leg of lamb flavoured with garlic, rosemary, and pancetta and baked fresh fruits (figs, peaches, cherries) with mascarpone and vanilla sugar. It's all ever so slightly and deliciously left of a very classic centre. His basic recipe for homemade pasta is so undauntingly straightforward, it almost certainly did for pasta-makers what Delia did for coriander when she first used it. If his young nieces can handle ravioli with broad bean, mint and fresh ricotta or his mouth-watering variation with potato, watercress and orgonzola, then we all can. Equally simple but inspiring are his fish dishes: baked salmon fillets with French beans, roasted cherry tomatoes, olives, anchovies and a basil aioli; whole steamed sea bass slashed and stuffed with fresh herbs, red peppers and onions; or his Asian-inspired herb-infused broth over steamed king prawns, scallops and clams with sliced ginger root, garlic and chilies. It remains to be seen whether Jamie Oliver turns out to be the Delia Smith for the lad and ladette generation, but British supermarkets seem infinitely better since he's had his way with purple basil, fennel and baby new potatoes on national television. --Tricia Tuttle

  • Man on Wire [2008] Man on Wire | DVD | (26/12/2008) from £2.62  |  Saving you £0.75 (22.30%)  |  RRP £3.37

    A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring but illegal high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974 what some consider the artistic crime of the century.

  • Spartacus - Gods Of The Arena [Blu-ray] Spartacus - Gods Of The Arena | Blu Ray | (03/10/2011) from £6.02  |  Saving you £28.97 (82.80%)  |  RRP £34.99

    The House of Batiatus is on the rise, basking in the glow of its infamous champion Gannicus, whose skill with a sword is matched only by his thirst for wine and women. These are the times a young Batiatus has been waiting for. Poised to overthrow his father and take control, he’ll freely betray anyone to ensure his gladiators are in the highest demand. And he’ll have his loyal and calculating wife Lucretia by his side for every underhanded scheme, drawing on the brazen talents of her seductive friend Gaia when it counts. Together, they will stop at nothing to deceive the masses, seize power, and bleed Capua dry in this audacious prequel to “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

  • Secrets of Crickley Hall [DVD] Secrets of Crickley Hall | DVD | (03/12/2012) from £5.69  |  Saving you £7.30 (56.20%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Joe Ahearne writes and directs this three-part TV adaptation of James Herbert's ghostly novel. A year after their young son Cabe goes missing without trace, Eve (Suranne Jones) and Gabe (Tom Ellis) Caleigh decide a change of scene would help, and set out with their daughters for what they hope will be the rustic delights of Crickley Hall. Shortly after arriving in the Devonshire village of Devil's Cleave, however, the family start to experience strange paranormal events, which somehow seem to...

  • Hairy Biker's Cook Book Hairy Biker's Cook Book | DVD | (15/05/2006) from £4.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Two unlikely Northern lads hit the road in search of culinary experience and cultural adventure. Dave Myers and Si King are big bearded bikers who met 17 years ago behind the scenes of a Catherine Cookson drama. Having discovered a mutual passion for food travel and adventure they pack up their panniers rev up their bikes leave their wives and girlfriends and head off in search of authentic culinary and cultural experiences in all corners of the world. Now you can follow the h

  • Katy Perry: Part Of Me [DVD] Katy Perry: Part Of Me | DVD | (05/11/2012) from £3.99  |  Saving you £9.01 (56.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    More of a music documentary than a concert video, Katy Perry: Part of Me chronicles Perry's year-long California Dreams World Tour in 2011 with an abundance of personal interviews, film of Perry interacting with her fans, and concert footage from California and around the globe. Absolutely bursting with energy, Perry's a fascinating singer, songwriter, and performer who's faced a fair amount of adversity in her career, and whose upbringing was very different than that of most pop stars. This film plays at times almost like a video diary. Perry philosophises about everything from growing up in a strictly Pentecostal Christian family to her fairy-tale outlook on life, costuming choices, how her own experiences and emotions influence her lyrics and music, her drive to remain true to herself, and the difficulty of sustaining a long-distance marriage with actor Russell Brand. There's also plenty of footage with Perry's costumers, makeup artists, various assistants, and friends, including actress Shannon Woodward. But some of the most interesting interviews are those with her sister Angela Hudson, who travels with the show, and her mother and father regarding their commitment to accepting and supporting Perry and her career despite potential conflicts with their religious views. One discussion that's oddly omitted is any hint of why Perry changed her name. While the personal and backstage footage is heartfelt and quite intriguing, the film seemed somewhat lacking in actual concert footage, though viewers are treated to at least parts of "Firework," "California Gurls," "Part of Me," "Last Friday Night," and "Peacock." --Tami Horiuchi

  • Wildest Dream [DVD] Wildest Dream | DVD | (12/09/2011) from £5.69  |  Saving you £12.30 (68.40%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.

  • Senna [Blu-ray][Region Free] Senna | Blu Ray | (08/11/2011) from £6.49  |  Saving you £18.50 (74.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Senna is the true story of Brazilian motor-racing legend, Ayrton Senna, whom many believe was the greatest driver who ever lived.Spanning Senna's titanic Formula One career, the film charts his physical and spiritual journey, both on track and off; his quest for perfection and his ultimate transformation from a supremely gifted novice, who exploded into F1 in 1984, to myth after the tragic events of Imola in 1994. Made with the full co-operation of the Senna family and Formula One Management, Senna is the first official documentary feature about his life, featuring astounding archive material, much of which is previously unseen.

  • Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure: Complete BBC Series 1 & 2 Box Set Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure: Complete BBC Series 1 & 2 Box Set | DVD | (03/03/2008) from £22.28  |  Saving you £17.71 (44.30%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure is a unique sociological TV experiment. Featuring Oz Clarke - renowned wine authority Francophile and former Wine Tasting Champion of the World - as he attempts to reveal the wonder of the world's most complex viniculture to James May - a beer drinker who admires the Renault 4 but can identify a wine only as being 'nice' or 'nasty'. The results are often ugly and embarrassing for Britain. This is what happens when two grown men spend a month together in a car arguing about who's going to drive and whether or not it is acceptable to eat with your fingers in the Chateau of a French aristocrat. French wine for many people is a subject shrouded in mystery and confusion and following Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure it remains so. Can you make your own wine in a bucket? Should you spit or swallow? And where does this tent pole go? In series 2 we rejoin the pair in California as they take a month-long trip around the revered Californian wineries. They begin in Santa Barbara county - home of Pinot Noir where Oz is a local hero and inspiration to winemakers. Travelling on they meet wine 'renegades' an eccentric millionaire bicker when James crashes the Monaco Recreational Vehicle and argue over the quality of wine - from the Inaccessible and over-priced to 'two-buck-Chuck' who knocks out bottles for only two dollars. Finally they arrive at the glamorous Napa Valley where they are dismayed to discover that they're staying in the car park. The pair argue about who will empty the RV's waste tank then sample Californian sparkling wine at the Taittinger estate. Next the Schramsberg estate where they have a heated debate about what bubbles taste like!

  • Civilisation Civilisation | DVD | (18/04/2005) from £13.98  |  Saving you £37.01 (71.20%)  |  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.

  • 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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  • Don't Take Me Home Blu-Ray Don't Take Me Home Blu-Ray | Blu Ray | (03/07/2017) from £14.99  |  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.

  • Titanic Gift Pack [DVD] Titanic Gift Pack | DVD | (23/11/2009) from £6.29  |  Saving you £8.70 (58.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Disc 1 - The Investigation Begins: In April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg the RMS Titanic cruise ship sunk into the North Atlantic ocean in one of the most notorious disasters in world history. This special one-hour program documents an unprecedented August 1996 research and recovery expedition during which a section of the Titanic's hull is raised briefly before returning to the ocean floor. Disc 2 - Anatomy of a Disaster: Touted as unsinkable before its maiden voyage the manner in which the Titanic sunk has long been a mystery and source of debate. Scientists and researchers combine underwater archaeology forensic science metallurgy microbiology and sonar imaging to present a complete investigation of the sinking and attempt to answer puzzling questions about the wreck. Computer graphic animation will create important aspects of the sinking. In addition to interviews with scientists survivors will share their thoughts and dramatic recreations will offer a view into the history as it was happening. Disc 3 and 4 - Answers from the Abyss - Volumes 1 and 2: Groundbreaking deep-water tests show what's never been seen Titanic's fate once she slipped out of sight beneath the chilly ocean waves. New photo mosaics images show stunning views of new pieces of the submerged hull. Disc 5 - Deep Inside the Titanic: The Discovery Channel uses its special remote submersibles to glide through the living spaces of this famous ship. Viewers witness the current condition of the ballrooms hallways and living quarters of the vessel while the program reveals what each was like before the tragedy. On a guided tour of the ship the stories of the inhabitants of each room are told. Around each corner the grandeur that made this ship the pride of the White Star line brings home the poignant story of those who spent their last moments aboard. Disc 6 - Untold Stories: The personal account of the people and the tragedy. In never-before-seen footage we journey with historian Charles Haas as he descends the depths of the North Atlantic and guides us on a tour of the Titanic. While recounting tales of triumph and struggle we see among the many sites the doors where all passengers would have entered peer through the porthole of a first class cabin see the davits where the too few lifeboats hung pause by the mailroom where the postal workers heroically died. With this unique footage plus letters old stills artifacts and new recreations we tell the human stories of this famous ship as never before.

  • André Rieu - André Rieu Im Wunderland [DVD] André Rieu - André Rieu Im Wunderland | DVD | (26/12/2011) from £11.99  |  Saving you £3.00 (20.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Tracklist:1. Also Sprach Zarathustra2. Heigh-Ho!3. Florentine March 4. Waltz Medley 5. Salom6. Sabre Dance 7. Air of the Magician8. O Isis und Osiris 9. I've Got Plenty of Nothing10. Concerto Pour Une Voix11. Solveig's Song 12. Lasst den Kopf nicht hngen13. The Impossible Dream14. Cinderella Waltz 15. Tara's Theme16. Second Waltz17. Little Brother Dance With Me 18. Where Each Child Lays Down His Head 19. Carnaval Festival20. Swan Lake (Moderato)21. Some Day My Prince Will Come22. Fanfare23. The Old Castle24. The Only Thing I Care About 25. Somewhere Over The Rainbow26. This Land Is Mine27. What A Wonderful World

  • 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

  • Grey Gardens [Blu-ray] [1976] [Region Free] Grey Gardens | Blu Ray | (18/04/2016) from £12.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (53.60%)  |  RRP £27.99

    Meet Big and Little Edie Beale: mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, and reclusive cousins of Jackie Onassis. The two manage to thrive together amid the decay and disorder of their East Hampton, New York mansion, making for an eerily ramshackle echo of the American Camelot. An impossibly intimate portrait, this 1976 documentary by Albert and David Maysles, codirected by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen. This special edition also features the 2006 follow-up to the film, The Beales of Grey Gardens, constructed from hours of extra footage in the filmmakers' vaults.

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