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  • Silver Linings Playbook [DVD] Silver Linings Playbook | DVD | (01/04/2013) from £2.79  |  Saving you £17.20 (86.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In lesser hands than director David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook could have been a typically cringe-inducing throwaway Hollywood rom-com. As it is, this unusual and deeply affecting story of crazy love is a bold observation about the joys and tragedy of life lived by deeply flawed characters facing triumph and adversity against a backdrop of painfully familiar family dysfunction. It's also a tremendous achievement in formal structure, with a flair for storytelling that's as moving as it is delightful. Bradley Cooper plays Pat, an until-recently undiagnosed bipolar person who's just home from a lengthy stay in a mental institution and doing his darnedest to get his head and his life back on track. His concerned parents, vividly embodied by Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver, have plenty of troubles of their own when they warily take him in and tiptoe around the eggshells of a psyche that still veers wildly from seeming self-control to scary bouts of mania. Pat has a plan to win back the unfaithful wife whose restraining order is still in force because of the violent episode that sent him away after he nearly killed her lover. Interjected into this wobbly family scenario is Tiffany, a friend of a friend who is embroiled in her own turmoil of mental instability following the recent death of her husband. Jennifer Lawrence is a charming revelation as Tiffany, flexing sensitive acting muscles that are as toned as her lithe form. She throws herself into the role of a depressed, promiscuous young woman who needs Pat in her life about as much as she needs another personal tornado to rip her apart. But the movie magically reveals that these two disturbed souls have a destiny that's never really in doubt; although the whirlwind turns the movie takes to get them there are often breathtaking. Russell liberally adapted the movie from Matthew Quick's 2008 novel, and he deftly imbues the story with a vibrant sense of place (suburban, blue-collar Philadelphia) and each character, no matter how tangential to Pat and Tiffany's journey, with quirks and nuances that brilliantly reveal their essence. The subject of mental illness has rarely been portrayed with such honesty and candid respect. Constantly keeping us off guard, Silver Linings Playbook soars from darkness to a kind of screwball comedy that is as tender and touching as it is unpredictable. There are several tour-de-force moments that Russell constructs with the surest hand of direction, dialogue, and the talents of his cast. A key scene unfolds in a small living room where eight people are crammed together, each adding important pieces to the whole, and which thrums with a masterfully rhythmic pace. Another sequence follows the buildup to one of Pat's manic outbursts with a dizzying and increasingly stressful manifestation of the madness careening around in his head. It seems hard to believe that a love story with real humour, real pain, and genuine resonance that gets from point A to point B--it begins with a lone figure mumbling to himself and ends with a jubilantly staged ballroom dance--can succeed with so few missteps. But Silver Linings Playbook turns it all into an absorbing reality wherein life stumbles heartwarmingly toward what real love is all about. --Ted Fry

  • Borg Vs McEnroe [DVD] Borg Vs McEnroe | DVD | (22/01/2018) from £7.05  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The clash of tennis titans is relived with Shia LaBeouf, in a stroke of casting genius, playing John McEnroe. One of the biggest sporting rivalries in history culminated in the Wimbledon finals of 1980. And its result changed the face of tennis forever.

  • Rocky: The Complete Saga [Blu-ray] Rocky: The Complete Saga | Blu Ray | (10/02/2014) from £15.49  |  Saving you £4.50 (22.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Go the distance with this Rocky Heavyweight Collection featuring all six knockout Rocky films. Sylvester Stallone stars in the greatest boxing saga of all time and triumphs as one of the most inspirational characters in cinematic history. Witness every epic action-packed fight and unforgettable moment as Rocky strives for greatness through sheer determination against impossible odds.

  • La La Land [Blu-ray] [2017] La La Land | Blu Ray | (15/05/2017) from £6.79  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The UV copy is only available in the UK and Ireland. Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

  • Lost in Translation [Blu-ray] Lost in Translation | Blu Ray | (17/10/2011) from £6.59  |  Saving you £11.40 (63.40%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Sofia Coppola's second feature-length film focuses on two guests at a Tokyo hotel--Bob (Bill Murray), a middle-aged actor in town to film whiskey commercials, and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), the young wife of a trendy photographer (Giovanni Ribisi) who is always out on a shoot. When Bob isn't on the job taking fragmented direction from the Japanese crew, he's receiving faxes on home decorating from his emotionally distant wife. And while her husband is away, Charlotte spends most of her time trying to motivate herself to do more than look out the window at Tokyo's urban sprawl. So when the two meet in the hotel bar, they strike up an unusual friendship, one that provides a welcome escape from their boredom and loneliness. Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and winner of Best Original Screenplay at the 2004 Oscars.

  • Alone in Berlin [DVD] Alone in Berlin | DVD | (23/10/2017) from £6.89  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Based on the best-selling book, Alone in Berlin tells the story of a couple in Nazi-occupied Germany who stand up to Hitler and the SS regime after their son is killed in action. By placing postcards around Berlin with revolutionary messages on the Quangels hope to rally any other anti-Hitler supporter and disrupt the slow creep of War.

  • Game Of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season [Blu-ray] Game Of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season | Blu Ray | (14/11/2016) from £23.29  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Following the shocking developments at the conclusion of season five, including Jon Snow's bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys' near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei's public humiliation in the streets of King's Landing, survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south. Episodes The Red Woman Home Oathbreaker Book of the Stranger The Door Blood of My Blood The Broken Man No One Battle of the Bastards Winds of Winter

  • Sense And Sensibility [1996] Sense And Sensibility | DVD | (13/07/1998) from £3.00  |  Saving you £16.99 (85.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Emma Thompson scores a double bull's-eye with this marvellous adaptation of Jane Austen's novel . Not only does Thompson turn in a strong (and gently humorous) performance as Elinor Dashwood--the one with "sense"--she also wrote the witty, wise screenplay. Austen's tale of 19th-century manners and morals provides a large cast with a feast of possibilities, notably Kate Winslet, in her pre-Titanic flowering, as Thompson's deeply romantic sister, Marianne (the one with "sensibility"). Winslet attracts the wooing of shy Alan Rickman (a nice change of pace from his bad-guy roles) and dashing Greg Wise, while Thompson must endure an incredibly roundabout courtship with Hugh Grant, here in fine and funny form. All of this is doled out with the usual eye-filling English countryside and handsome costumes, yet the film always seems to be about the careful interior lives of its characters. The director, an inspired choice, is Taiwan-born Ang Lee, who brings the same exquisite taste and discreet touch he displayed in his previous Asian films (such as Eat Drink Man Woman). Thompson's script won an Oscar. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

  • Hell or High Water [DVD] [2016] Hell or High Water | DVD | (09/01/2017) from £3.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Texas brothers -- Toby (Chris Pine), and Tanner (Ben Foster), come together after years divided to rob branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are just part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that seemed to have been stolen from under them. Vengeance seems to be theirs, until they find themselves on the radar of Texas Ranger, Marcus (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement, and his half-Comanche partner, Alberto (Gil Birmingham). As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their scheme, and with the Rangers on their heels, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the values of the Old and New West murderously collide.

  • The Choice [DVD] [2016] The Choice | DVD | (04/07/2016) from £6.59  |  Saving you £13.40 (67.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    When feisty medical student Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer) moves in next door to perennial ladies' man Travis Shaw (Benjamin Walker), it sends them both on a romantic journey neither ever dreamed possible. After a whirlwind courtship, Gabby and Travis wed and build a family together, making every decision hand-in-hand until one of them is forced to make the most important choice of their life alone. A poignant and life-affirming celebration of love, marriage and family that explores the most heart-wrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive? From the best-selling author of The Notebook and Safe Haven.

  • Andrei Rublev [The Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [2018] Andrei Rublev | Blu Ray | (08/10/2018) from £34.85  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Andrei Tarkovsky's monumental epic, a mudsplattered vision of earthly chaos and artistic transcendence. Tracing the life of a renowned icon painter, the second feature by ANDREI TARKOVSKY (Stalker) vividly conjures the murky world of medieval Russia. This dreamlike and remarkably tactile film follows Andrei Rublev as he passes through a series of poetically linked scenessnow falls inside an unfinished church, naked pagans stream through a thicket during a torchlit ritual, a boy oversees the clearing away of muddy earth for the forging of a gigantic bell gradually emerging as a man struggling mightily to preserve his creative and religious integrity. Appearing here in the director's preferred 185minute cut as well as the version that was originally suppressed by Soviet authorities, the masterwork Andrei Rublev is one of Tarkovsky's most revered films, an arresting meditation on art, faith, and endurance. Features: New 2K digital restoration of the director's preferred 185minute cut, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New 2K digital transfer of the original 205minute version of the film, The Passion According to Andrei Steamroller and Violin, Tarkovsky's 1961 student thesis film The Three Andreis, a 1966 documentary about the writing of the film's script On the Set of Andrei Rublev, a 1966 documentary about the making of the film New interviews with actor Nikolai Burlyaev and cinematographer Vadim Yusov by filmmakers Seán Martin and Louise Milne New interview with film scholar Robert Bird Selectedscene commentary from 1998 featuring film scholar Vlada Petric New video essay by filmmaker Daniel Raim New English subtitle translation PLUS: An essay by critic J. Hoberman

  • Cast Away [DVD] [2000] Cast Away | DVD | (14/01/2013) from £4.49  |  Saving you £15.50 (77.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Cast Away reunites star Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis in their first collaboration since the heavy-handed sentimentality of Forrest Gump. Thankfully, this time their film's life-affirming message is delivered with more subtlety, attributable both to an extraordinarily committed, physically demanding central performance from Hanks and to Zemeckis' technically masterful but carefully understated direction. It's also a film with three distinct "acts" or, to be old-fashioned about it, a proper beginning, middle and end. The story follows schedule-obsessed but fulfilled FedEx supervisor Chuck Noland (Act 1) on a personal journey into the bleakest, most solitary despair (Act 2), before Helen Hunt, in the thankless role of ex-girlfriend, unwittingly allows him to glimpse an optimistic future full of untapped possibilities (Act 3). Hanks' sojourn on the island is the centrepiece, but this is no tropical island idyll: following a terrifying plane crash (the one sequence in the film where Zemeckis shows off his uncanny ability to choreograph action), life on the island is seen to be a depressing and bitter experience filled with disappointment, danger and suicidal despair. Having lost all hope of rescue, ultimately Noland's greatest test is not to survive, but to find a reason to survive. He has no Man Friday for company, just a volleyball named "Wilson" that is both a narrative device allowing Hanks to deliver dialogue and an intriguingly pagan personification of the island's spirit under whose protection Noland is finally able to summon fire (significantly, and heartbreakingly, Wilson leaves him as he regains contact with the world). In an era of MTV-style film editing, Zemeckis and Hanks fearlessly take their time establishing with total conviction the grim realities of Noland's situation, his devastating loss of hope and the means by which he achieves his escape. Like Contact before it, Cast Away is a refreshingly thoughtful piece of mainstream cinema that explores weighty existential issues but retains a warm human intimacy. On the DVD: The luminous anamorphic print with vivid Dolby 5.1 soundtrack is accompanied on the first disc by a technical commentary from Zemeckis and key crew personnel. It's plenty insightful for budding filmmakers, although for pure listening pleasure one might have preferred a more relaxed piece with just the director and Tom Hanks. The second disc includes a 30-minute making-of documentary in which the director sums up the moral of the movie--"Surviving is easy but living is difficult". This draws on material from the three other mini-documentaries about survival skills, Wilson the volleyball and the Fijian island location of Monu Riki respectively. There's also a section on the sometimes surprising use of CGI effects and a storyboard-to-film comparison sequence. Tom Hanks chats with American TV host Charlie Rose about this movie and his career in the extensive 50-minute interview. Trailers, artwork and stills round out a valuable two-disc set. --Mark Walker

  • Ex Machina [DVD] [2015] Ex Machina | DVD | (01/06/2015) from £2.99  |  Saving you £17.00 (85.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play.  From acclaimed writer/director Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine) comes Ex_Machina, a chilling vision of the not-too-distant future of artificial intelligence. In the mountain retreat of a gifted internet billionaire, a young man takes part in a strange experiment: testing an artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl. But the experiment twists into a dark psychological battle, where loyalties are torn between man and machine. Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alici Vikander lead the cast of Ex_Machina, an intense psychological thriller, played out in a love triangle. The film explores big ideas about the nature of consciousness, emotion, sexuality, truth and lies. ?SMART, FUNNY, GRIPPING AND DISTURBING?.STUNNING.? - Chris Tilly, IGN ?EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THIS.? - TOTAL FILM

  • Stronger [DVD] [2017] Stronger | DVD | (09/04/2018) from £6.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Stronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff, a 27-year-old, working-class Boston man who was at the marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany). Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both his legs in the attack. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun. He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family. It is Jeff's deeply personal account of the heroic journey that tests a family's bond, defines a community's pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity. Filled with raw emotion, humanity and humor, Stronger is the inspirational real-life story of the man who became the living embodiment of Boston Strong. The film also stars Academy Award® nominee Miranda Richardson and is directed by David Gordon Green.

  • Wild [DVD] Wild | DVD | (25/05/2015) from £1.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (90.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    After years of reckless behaviour a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage Cheryl Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi and with absolutely no experience she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. WILD powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures – as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens strengthens and ultimately heals her.

  • Kes [1969] Kes | DVD | (20/01/2003) from £4.85  |  Saving you £11.14 (69.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

    This was only Ken Loach's second cinema feature but it still ranks as one of his finest and most moving films. Billy, a disaffected young lad living on a soulless Barnsley estate, finds a fledgling kestrel and, for the first time in his life, feels his imagination gripped. With infinite patience--and a book on falconry nicked from a local bookstore--he starts to train the bird. There's no boy-and-his-pet sentimentality here: the relationship between Kes the bird and the puny, taciturn Billy is the kinship, full of wary respect, between two wild creatures, and when Kes for the first time flies free and returns to Billy's wrist, the sense of exhilaration is overwhelming. Although Loach never rams his message home, it's clear that Billy stands for a whole generation of youngsters whose potential, barring some such chance event, will never be even fractionally realised. Chris Menges' photography brings out all the austere beauty of the Yorkshire locations, and Loach draws believable performances from his largely non-professional cast--especially the 14-year-old David Bradley, stunningly convincing as Billy. And anyone who has ever suffered under a bullying, self-satisfied sports teacher will squirm with recognition at the brilliant cameo from the late Brian Glover. --Philip Kemp

  • Before Sunrise / Before Sunset [1995] Before Sunrise / Before Sunset | DVD | (26/10/2009) from £4.79  |  Saving you £26.20 (84.50%)  |  RRP £30.99

    Before Sunrise: Yesterday strangers today inseparable soulmates. But separate they must in just a few hours. Jesse and Celine are making every moment count pouring as much living as they can into the time before sunrise... From Richard Linklater comes a smartly observed tale of young people at a crossroads. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy play twentysomethings who meet on a train in Europe sense a connection and explore after-hours Vienna together. The people places and allure

  • Football Factory Football Factory | DVD | (27/09/2004) from £2.39  |  Saving you £13.60 (85.10%)  |  RRP £15.99

    This is England's worst nightmare. Enjoy it! Tommy Johnson is a bored twentysomething who lives for his weekends of casual sex watered-down lager heavily-cut drugs and occasionally kicking the hell out of someone. Tommy's life ambles along until a violent encounter with the top boy of a rival firm starts a tit-for-tat war and a series of nightmares that force him to ask himself the question about his life: is it worth it? Told through Tommy's eyes and linked together by his re

  • The Beach [2000] The Beach | DVD | (27/12/2000) from £3.89  |  Saving you £8.10 (67.60%)  |  RRP £11.99

    Leonardo DiCaprio sought to distance himself from the cloying wholesomeness of his character in Titanic, and his role in The Beach is in many ways a polar opposite. As Richard, a young American seeking to "suck in the experience" of freestyle travel in Thailand, he is a chronic liar, a pot-smoking hedonist, an amoral lover and ultimately an unstable snake in a doomed Garden of Eden. This crazy descent might be expected from the filmmakers of Trainspotting, but The Beach is a movie without a rudder, venturing into fascinating territory, promising a stimulating adventure and then careening out of control.After receiving a not-so-secret map to a secluded island from a stoned-out loony (Robert Carlyle, full of dark portent and spittle), Richard sets out to find the hidden paradise with a young French couple (Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Canet). What they find is a tropical commune existing in delicate balance with Thai pot farmers, and before long--as always--there is trouble in paradise. There is trouble in the movie, too, as DiCaprio is reduced to histrionics when the plot turns into a muddled mix of Lord of the Flies and Apocalypse Now, with shark attacks tossed in for shallow tension. Director Danny Boyle attempts perfunctory romance and a few audacious moves (notably DiCaprio's vision of life as a violent video game), but what's the point? Tilda Swinton registers strongly as the commune's charismatic leader, but her character--and the entire film--remains largely undeveloped, and pretty scenery is no guarantee of a laudable film. --Jeff Shannon

  • Fifty Shades Freed 3-Movie Boxset (Blu-Ray + Bonus Disc) Fifty Shades Freed 3-Movie Boxset (Blu-Ray + Bonus Disc) | Blu Ray | (18/06/2018) from £17.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Complete collection of the worldwide phenomenon Fifty Shades of Grey Sam Taylor-Johnson directs this drama based on the best-selling book of the same name by British author E. L. James. Dakota Johnson stars as demure literature student Ana Steele, who, as a favour to her friend Kate (Eloise Mumford), meets up with the handsome and enigmatic businessman Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) for an interview. Very quickly, an attraction grows between the pair and Ana realises a need to become close to Grey. Fifty Shades Darker Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015's blockbuster film, the new installment invites you to slip into something a shade darker. When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian's past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together. Fifty Shades Freed Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed, the climactic chapter based on the worldwide bestselling Fifty Shades phenomenon. Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardise their happy ending before it even begins. Bonus Features Deleted Scene The Last Journey Christian and Ana by Jamie and Dakota Limited edition: Comes with a bonus disc packed with even more sensuous special features!

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