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  • You've Got Mail [1999] You've Got Mail | DVD | (23/08/1999) from £3.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (71.50%)  |  RRP £13.99

    By now, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have amassed such a fund of goodwill with moviegoers that any new onscreen pairing brings nearly reflexive smiles. In You've Got Mail, the quintessential boy and girl next door repeat the tentative romantic crescendo that made Sleepless in Seattle, writer-director Nora Ephron's previous excursion with the duo, a massive hit. The prospective couple do actually meet face to face early on but Mail otherwise repeats the earlier feature's gentle, extended tease of saving its romantic resolution until the final, gauzy shot. The underlying narrative is an even more old-fashioned romantic pas de deux that is casually hooked to a newfangled device. The script, cowritten by the director and her sister, Delia Ephron, updates and relocates the Ernst Lubitsch classic, The Shop Around the Corner, to contemporary Manhattan, where Joe Fox (Hanks) is a cheerfully rapacious merchant whose chain of book superstores is gobbling up smaller, more specialized shops such as the children's bookstore owned by Kathleen Kelly (Ryan). Their lives run in close parallel in the same idealized neighbourhood yet they first meet anonymously, online, where they gradually nurture a warm, even intimate correspondence. As they begin to wonder whether this e-mail flirtation might lead them to be soul mates, however, they meet and clash over their colliding business fortunes. It's no small testament to the two stars that we wind up liking and caring about them despite the inevitable (and highly manipulative) arc of the plot. Although their chemistry transcended the consciously improbable romantic premise of Sleepless, enabling director Ephron to attain a kind of amorous soufflé, this time around there's a slow leak that considerably deflates the affair. Less credulous viewers will challenge Joe's logic in prolonging the concealment of his online identity from Kathleen, and may shake their heads at Ephron's reinvention of Manhattan as a spotless, sun-dappled wonderland where everybody lives in million-dollar apartments and colour co-ordinates their wardrobes for cocktail parties. --Sam Sutherland

  • To Kill A Mockingbird To Kill A Mockingbird | DVD | (03/07/2006) from £4.59  |  Saving you £11.40 (71.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his brilliant performance as the Southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel. The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him - except Peck the town's most distinguished citizen. His compassionate de

  • Wild [DVD] Wild | DVD | (25/05/2015) from £4.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  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.

  • Frida [DVD] [2002] Frida | DVD | (17/04/2011) from £5.99  |  Saving you £14.00 (70.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A double Oscar-winning biography of artist Frida Kahlo who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work...

  • Westworld [DVD] [2016] Westworld | DVD | (06/11/2017) from £22.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Inspired by the 1973 motion picture of the same name, Westworld is a one-hour drama series about a futuristic theme park populated by artificial beings. Written and directed by Michael Crichton this dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin is set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past. It explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. 1. Pilot 2. Chestnut 3. The Stray 4. Six Impossible Things 5. Contrapasso 6. Trace Decay 7. Trompe L'Oeil 8. The Adversary 9. Job's Root 10. The Bicameral Mind.

  • Alone in Berlin [DVD] Alone in Berlin | DVD | (23/10/2017) from £6.48  |  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.

  • Pitch Perfect 3-Movie Boxset [Blu-Ray + digital download] [2017] Pitch Perfect 3-Movie Boxset | Blu Ray | (23/04/2018) from £18.00  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series. After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time. The boxset also includes a bonus disc packed with OVER 30 MINUTES of additional exclusive behind the scenes content, including: Bellas Through the Years The A Cappella Aquatica Aca-Boot Camp: Round 3 Bellas Find Love Bellas Through the Years The A Cappella Aquatica Aca-Boot Camp: Round 3 Bellas Find Love Also included with purchase: a download of this film to watch on your mobile devices. Watch on the go - instantly stream anytime, anywhere!

  • A Room With A View [1985] A Room With A View | DVD | (29/10/2007) from £3.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Off to the sensuous landscape of Florence for her horizon-broadening tour Lucy a perfectly proper young Edwardian lady is chaperoned by her even more proper Aunt Charlotte. At the merest hint of scandal - Lucy is kissed by an improper suitor - Charlotte whisks her back to the serene English countryside where she is betrothed to a supposedly suitable gentleman insufferably in love with himself. Based on E.M. Forster's classic novel.

  • Amadeus [1985] Amadeus | DVD | (07/12/1998) from £4.94  |  Saving you £9.05 (64.70%)  |  RRP £13.99

    The satirical sensibilities of writer Peter Shaffer and director Milos Forman (One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest) were ideally matched in this Oscar-winning movie adaptation of Shaffer's hit play about the rivalry between two composers in the court of Austrian Emperor Joseph II--official royal composer Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), and the younger but superior prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce). The conceit is absolutely delicious: Salieri secretly loathes Mozart's crude and bratty personality but is astounded by the beauty of his music. That's the heart of Salieri's torment--although he's in a unique position to recognise and cultivate both Mozart's talent and career, he's also consumed with envy and insecurity in the face of such genius. That such magnificent music should come from such a vulgar little creature strikes Salieri as one of God's cruellest jokes, and it drives him insane. Amadeus creates peculiar and delightful contrasts between the impeccably re-created details of its lavish period setting and the jarring (but humorously refreshing and unstuffy) modern tone of its dialogue and performances--all of which serve to remind us that these were people before they became enshrined in historical and artistic legend. Jeffrey Jones, best-known as Ferris Bueller's principal, is particularly wonderful as the bumbling emperor (with the voice of a modern mid-level businessman). The film's eight Oscars include statuettes for Best Director Forman, Best Actor Abraham (Hulce was also nominated), Best Screenplay and Best Picture. --Jim Emerson Note: this region two DVD is a "flipper" with a break between sides A and B.

  • Once Upon A Time In America [1984] Once Upon A Time In America | DVD | (25/07/2006) from £7.69  |  Saving you £6.30 (45.00%)  |  RRP £13.99

    Once Upon a Time in America has a chequered history, having been chopped from its original 229-minute director's cut to 139 minutes for its theatrical release. The longer edition presented here benefits from having the complete story (the short version has huge gaps) about turn-of-the-century Jewish immigrants in America finding their way into lives of crime, as told in flashback by an ageing Jewish gangster named Noodles (Robert De Niro). On the other hand, it's almost four hours long, and this sometimes-indulgent Sergio Leone film is no Godfather. Still, it is notable for the contrast between Leone's elegiac take on the gangster film and his occasional explosive action, as well as for the mix of the stoic, inexpressive De Niro and the hyperactive James Woods as his lifelong friend and rival. --Marshall Fine

  • An Officer And A Gentleman [1981] An Officer And A Gentleman | DVD | (09/04/2001) from £3.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Richard Gere plays an enrollee at a Naval officers candidate school and Debra Winger is the woman who wants him.That's pretty much it, story-wise, in this romantic drama, which is more effective in a moment-to-moment, scene-by-scene way, where the two stars and Oscar-winner Louis Gossett Jr.--as Gere's tough-as-nails drill instructor--are fun to watch. Sexy, syrupy, with occasional pitches of high drama (Gere having a near-breakdown during training is pretty strong), An Officer and a Gentleman proves to be a no-brainer date movie. --Tom Keogh

  • The Pass [DVD] [2017] The Pass | DVD | (10/04/2017) from £6.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Two young professional soccer players share a hotel room the night before their first big game. Out of nowhere, one kisses the other. This ?pass' echoes through the next ten years of both their lives a decade of fame and failure, secrets and lies, in a sporting world where image is everything. Starring Russell Tovey and Arinze Kene.

  • God's Own Country [Blu-ray] God's Own Country | Blu Ray | (29/01/2018) from £14.49  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Johnny Saxby (Josh O'Connor) works long hours on his family's remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. But when a handsome Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. As they begin working closely together during lambing season, an intense relationship starts to form which could change Johnny's life forever. Captivating and broodingly beautiful, GOD'S OWN COUNTRY is the award winning debut feature from writer/director Francis Lee. Bracingly open hearted, this is a thrillingly romantic story set in the heart of rural Yorkshire. Both poignant and moving, this finely crafted British film features a host of standout performances, marking it out as an absolute must see.

  • Chicago [2003] Chicago | DVD | (04/08/2003) from £3.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (66.70%)  |  RRP £11.99

    Adapted from the long-running stage version, this big-screen Chicago is a non-stop singing and dancing extravaganza that may well herald the welcome revival of the film musical. When the part-time lover of wannabe star Roxie (Renee Zellweger) is murdered, she is banged up with Chicago's most famous singing murderess, Velma (Catherine Zeta-Jones). They compete for the attention of the best lawyer in town, Billy Flynn (Richard Gere). Drawn to the special angle of Roxie's case (the sweetest killer to hit Chicago), Flynn offers her a taste of stardom and her daydreams of singing on stage are juxtaposed with the action. Chicago has transferred well to film, seamlessly merging Dennis Potter-esque dream sequences with the action. Though the stage show uses sets sparingly, here the look has been heavily influenced by the only successful musical of recent times, Moulin Rouge, with heavy velvets and drapery offering a rich feel to the murky underworld of 1920s Chicago clubs. The hot question is: can the movie stars cut it as performers? Surprisingly, it is Zellweger who looks most comfortable in the part, regardless of her awkward dancing. Zeta-Jones is just that little bit too butch to be believable as a flapper girl, despite her stage school roots, and lacks a certain panache. But one thing is in her favour: she's believable as the ultimate starlet bitch. Gere does not fare much better, with his tap-dancing sequence littered with cutaways (mercifully his dancing and singing is kept to a minimum). The real show-stealer is Queen Latifah, whose matron of the cells is perfect and her singing spot-on. More than anything else, though, this film will whet your appetite to see the original on the West End stage. --Nikki Disney On the DVD: Chicago on DVD demonstrates that the producers of Rob Marshall's Oscar-winning film obviously took to heart the lyrics "Give 'em the old Razzle Dazzle", as the widescreen 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer is rich with the lush colours, vibrant tones and sparkling audio that wowed audiences in the cinema. If only the extras had been given the same treatment. There's nothing like the plethora of special features that greeted fans of Moulin Rouge here; there is a grand total of three: a passable director's commentary, a deleted song, "Class", which is so dull you don't question why it didn't make the final cut, and a making-of feature, which is entertaining but nothing new. All in all, there's a very disappointing and unimaginative selection. --Kristen Bowditch

  • Miss Potter [2006] Miss Potter | DVD | (23/04/2007) from £2.99  |  Saving you £17.00 (85.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This biopic follows Beatrix Potter's rise to being the most successful children's author of all time. Despite delighting generations of children with her books she kept her own story locked carefully away. The film reveals how she developed her artistic and story-telling abilities from a young age and rebelled against the conventions of the time by refusing to marry for the sake of it. Her first book The Tale of Peter Rabbit was a publishing phenomenon and led to a captivating romance with her publisher Norman Warne.

  • The Deer Hunter [1978] The Deer Hunter | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £2.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (77.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The Deer Hunter is an astonishing powerful and vivid epic about three men steelworkers from Pennsylvania whose lives are changed irrevocably in the tragic devastation of the Vietnam war. When Michael Steven and Nick are captured by the Vietcong they are forced to play Russian Roulette by their brutal captors who make bets on their survival. The experience of capture leaves them with terrible physical and spiritual wounds and when Michael returns to Saigon to fulfil an old vow to one of his friends he makes an unexpected horrific discovery. Director Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter won no less than 5 Oscars in 1978 for Best Picture Best Director Best Supporting Actor Best Editing and Best Sound.

  • The Book Thief [DVD] The Book Thief | DVD | (07/07/2014) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. She learns to read with encouragement from her new family and Max, a Jewish refugee who they are hiding under the stairs. For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events happening around them. The Book Thief is a life-affirming story of surviv.

  • The Wire - Season 1 The Wire - Season 1 | DVD | (04/11/2005) from £7.65  |  Saving you £37.00 (72.60%)  |  RRP £50.99

    From David Simon creator and co-writer of HBO's triple Emmy-winning mini-series 'The Corner' this unvarnished highly realistic HBO series follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets the series captures a universe of subterfuge and surveillance where easy distinctions between good and evil and crime and punishment are challenged at every turn. Episodes comprise: 1. The Target 2.

  • The Pianist [2002] The Pianist | DVD | (15/01/2007) from £4.26  |  Saving you £13.73 (76.30%)  |  RRP £17.99

    A brilliant pianist a Polish Jew witnesses the restrictions Nazis place on Jews in the Polish capital from restricted access to the building of the Warsaw ghetto. As his family is rounded up to be shipped off to the Nazi labor camps he escapes deportation and eludes capture by living in the ruins of Warsaw.

  • Bridge of Spies [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2015] Bridge of Spies | Blu Ray | (28/03/2016) from £6.49  |  Saving you £22.50 (77.60%)  |  RRP £28.99

    Directed by three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg BRIDGE OF SPIES is the story of James Donovan (Two time Oscar® winner Tom Hanks), an insurance claims lawyer from Brooklyn who finds himself thrust into the centre of the Cold War when the CIA enlists his support to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

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