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  • Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun [Blu-ray] Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun | Blu Ray | (20/02/2017) from £8.00  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    There's a sense of awe to the special effects work of animation specialists Gerry and Sylvia Anderson (Thunderbirds Are Go)--the slow, lovingly detailed introduction of a massive spaceship creeping out of dock and struggling against its bulk while trapped on the ground, and the almost balletic spectacle of the ship elegantly floating against an impressive star field or dramatically flying against the rugged landscape. These moments are the highlights of this sober science fiction thriller about the discovery of a planet on the far side of the sun in Earth's orbit. A mission is hastily put together, with British astrophysicist Ian Hendry teamed with hotshot American astronaut Roy Thinnes for the three-week trip, but when they suddenly crash-land the strange creatures that surround them are revealed to be human. Against all rational explanations they're back on Earth, but Thinnes suddenly discovers that everything is a mirror image of his existence: Through the Looking Glass by way of The Twilight Zone. Though it begins as a paranoid spy thriller set in the near future (the opening details an ingenious espionage caper featuring a very special eyepiece), it quickly turns into a serious and oddly unsettling space-race drama with a heady twist. Robert Parrish's direction is unusually aloof, but the film is always intriguing and well acted with gorgeous special effects that may rank second only to Stanley Kubrick's 2001 as the most elegant vision of outer space flight on film. --Sean Axmaker

  • Doctor Who - The Mind Robber Doctor Who - The Mind Robber | DVD | (07/03/2005) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The TARDIS is in the path of molten lava and the Doctor is forced to activate the emergency unit to move it out of the time space dimension and out of reality! When the TARDIS crew land 'nowhere' they stumble into a world where fiction appears as reality and where things exist only when men believe in them. It is a world peopled by White Robots and a race of fictional characters and monsters by Gulliver and Rapunzel by D'Artagnan and Sir Lancelot and worse by the Unicorn the Mino

  • Lazer Team Director's Cut [Blu-ray] Lazer Team Director's Cut | Blu Ray | (15/08/2016) from £7.59  |  Saving you £8.40 (52.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    MANKIND'S DARKEST HOUR NEEDS OUR BRIGHTEST TEAM When four small-town losers stumble across an alien crash site containing an incredible battle suit, they soon find themselves responsible for the fate of the entire planet. With this new alien equipment genetically bound to them, and the government hot on their heels, the foursome have no choice but to work together as one to save humanity. All they have to do is learn to use a strange alien device meant for only one-person, train for a battle against an omnipotent enemy, and not kill each other in the process. They may not be strong, smart, or talented... but they're Lazer Team. Based on a true event, Lazer Team is directed by Matt Hullum and stars Burnie Burns, Gavin Free, Michael Jones, Allie DeBerry, Colton Dunn and features Alan Ritchson. Lazer Team is The first feature film from pioneering studio Rooster Teeth, the creators of the longest-running web series in history, Red vs Blue. In 2014 Lazer Team smashed crowdfunding records when the film raised more than $2.6 million on IndieGoGo.

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind--Collector's Edition (two discs) [1978] Close Encounters of the Third Kind--Collector's Edition (two discs) | DVD | (25/06/2001) from £2.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (78.30%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Released in 1977, Close Encounters of the Third Kind was that year's cerebral alternative to Star Wars. It's arguably the archetypal Spielberg film, featuring a fantasy-meets-reality storyline (to be developed further in E.T.), a misunderstood Everyman character (Richard Dreyfuss), apparently hostile government agents (long before The X-Files), a sense of childlike awe in the face of the otherworldly, and a sweeping feel for epic film-making learned from the classic school of David Lean. Contributing to the film's overall success are the Oscar-winning cinematography from Vilmos Zsigmond, Douglas Trumbull's lavish effects and an extraordinary score from John Williams that develops from eerie atonality à la Ligeti to the gorgeous sentiment of "When You Wish Upon a Star" over the end credits. Not content with the final result, Spielberg tinkered with the editing and inserted some new scenes to make a "Special Edition" in 1980 which ran three minutes shorter than the original, then made further revisions to create a slightly longer "Collector's Edition" in 1998. This later version deletes the mothership interior scenes that were inserted in the "Special Edition" and restores the original ending. On the DVD: CE3K is packaged here with confusing documentation that fails to make clear any differences between earlier versions of the film and this "Collector's Edition"--worse, the back cover blurb misleadingly implies that this disc is the 1980 "Special Edition" edit. It is not. A gorgeous anamorphic widescreen print of Spielberg's 1998 "Collector's Edition" edit occupies the first disc: this is the version with the original theatrical ending restored but new scenes from the "Special Edition" retained. The second disc rounds up sundry deleted scenes that were either dropped from the original version or never made it into the film at all--fans of the "Special Edition" can find the mothership interior sequence here. The excellent "making-of" documentary dates from 1997 and has interviews with almost everyone involved, including the director speaking from the set of Saving Private Ryan. Thankfully the superb picture and sound of the feature make this set entirely compelling and more than compensate for the inadequate packaging. --Mark Walker

  • Merlin - Series 1 - Complete [2008] Merlin - Series 1 - Complete | DVD | (05/10/2009) from £10.19  |  Saving you £10.60 (42.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Set in the mythical city of Camelot in a time before history began this epic magical and adventure-packed adaptation of the much loved tale follows the young Merlin's enthralling encounters with the young Prince Arthur. The mythical city of Camelot in a time before history began is a fantastical realm of legendary beasts and mysterious peoples. In this dangerous world magic has been banned by the ruthless tyrant Uther Pendragon. Merlin a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers arrives at the gates of Camelot as a young man sent by his mother to start a new life. Though bright-eyed with wonder the young sorcerer quickly makes enemies including the heir to Uther's crown the headstrong Prince Arthur. Guided by Uther's wise physician Gaius Merlin is soon using his talents not just to survive but also to unlock Camelot's mystical secrets. And as he does so he discovers that his destiny and that of the kingdom's young leader in waiting Arthur are inextricably linked. Episode One: Merlin a young country boy arrives at the great city of Camelot to find a young man at the gallows - the result of King Uther outlawing magic in his kingdom. As Merlin makes his way to find Gaius the Court Physician he begins to realise that the world he has entered is full of danger. Episode Two: Valiant arrives in Camelot intent on winning the infamous sword tournament. As a disgruntled Merlin gets to grips with his arduous duties as Arthur's new servant he notices the fighter has an unfair advantage. Episode Three: As a magical plague takes a deathly grip on Camelot Merlin takes pity on Gwen whose father is dying with the disease. Evading a curfew Merlin risks his life to deliver a magical power to cure her father. However his pleasure soon turns to shock as Gwen is arrested for using magic. Episode Four: Suspecting it is poisoned Merlin drinks from Prince Arthur's cup. He falls into a com and can only be saved from certain death by a flower that grows deep within the forest of Balor. Arthur is ready to defy the King and embark on the quest but is he prepared for the trials and danger he will encounter? Episode Five: A great fighter by the name of Lancelot arrives in Camelot but despite his bravery and skill his ambition to be a knight is thwarted by his low birth - only Arthur and Merlin appear to recognise his true worth. Meanwhile a terrifying winged beast approaches Camelot leaving the kingdom in desperate need of a hero. Episode Six: When a physician the scarred Edwin saves the dying Morgana and impresses Uther with his skills he is soon supplanting Gaius's position in the court. But soon Merlin and Gaius make shocking discoveries about this mysterious stranger. Episode 7: When Arthur becomes besotted with a mysterious girl he could lose more than just his heart. Episode 8: A young druid boy on the run in Camelot is condemned to death by Uther but Merlin Arthur and Morgana feel compelled to help him. Episode 9: A mysterious Black Knight crashes his horse in through a window to challenge the knights of Camelot to single combat. Episode 10: Merlin's village is under attack from a ruthless group of bandits but can Merlin Arthur Morgana and Gwen save them? Episode 11: When Arthur kills a unicorn - a prize beast - his knights celebrate but the prince has inadvertently brought a curse upon Camelot. Episode 12: When Gwen's father is arrested by Uther for helping a sorcerer Morgana reveals a surprising side of her character. Episode 13: As Arthur's life hangs in the balance Merlin is the only one who can save him - but at what price?

  • Mr Nobody [DVD] Mr Nobody | DVD | (12/09/2011) from £9.79  |  Saving you £6.20 (38.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence at his wife's side Elise and their 3 children until the day when reality skids and he wakes up as an old man in the year 2092. At 120 Mr. Nobody is both the oldest man in the world and the last mortal of a new mankind where nobody dies anymore. But that doesn't seem to interest or bother him very much. The only questions that preoccupy him in the present is whether he lived the right life for himself loved the woman whom he was supposed to love and had the children whom he was meant to have... now his purpose is to find the right answer.

  • Pan's Labrynth - Special Edition [Blu-ray] Pan's Labrynth - Special Edition | Blu Ray | (28/02/2011) from £10.48  |  Saving you £14.51 (58.10%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Innocence Has A Power Evil Cannot Imagine. Pan's Labyrinth is the story of a young girl that travels with her mother and adoptive father to a rural area up North in Spain 1944 - after Franco's victory. The girl lives in an imaginary world of her own creation and faces the real world with much chagrin. Post-war Fascist repression is at its height in rural Spain and the girl must come to terms with that through a fable of her own.

  • Planet Of The Apes [Blu-ray] [2001] Planet Of The Apes | Blu Ray | (14/05/2007) from £2.80  |  Saving you £17.19 (86.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In the year 2029 interstellar reconnaissance missions are relegated to chimpanzee pilots from the Space Station Oberon in deep space. On such a mission a chimp loses communication and vanishes from the radar. Fearless astronaut Leo Davidson launches a rescue mission and following a malfunction lands on a jungle-like planet not unlike the Earth. To Leo's astonishment English-speaking apes and primitive humans inhabit the planet. Following his capture by the apes and subsequent escape Leo assembles a small band of defiant humans and empathetic apes in an attempt to re-establish contact with Oberon but his focus changes following an unexpected discovery. Armed with this new information Leo leads a rebellion against an overpowering ape force that will result in freedom or complete annihilation.

  • Philadelphia Experiment (1984 & 2012) [DVD] Philadelphia Experiment (1984 & 2012) | DVD | (13/01/2014) from £5.89  |  Saving you £4.10 (41.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    In 1943 a secret government project attempted to create a cloaking device that would make warships invisible. But during the first test the USS Eldridge successfully vanished... and could not be found again. 70 years later the Navy destroyer momentarily reappears on a Pennsylvania runway allowing the sole surviving crewman to escape and a local lawman to board. What is behind a sinister reactivation of the project? Where will the massive ship materialize next? And what will become of two men trapped in a time/space catastrophe? Nicholas Lea (Kyle XY) Michael Paré (of the original film) Ryan Robbins (Falling Skies) Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary) Gina Holden (Saw 3D) and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) star in this electrifying remake of the '80s hit about the allegedly true military operation known as The Philadelphia Experiment. Includes bonus film! Watch it from where is all started with the 1984 Philadelphia Experiment starring Michael Paré.

  • Cloverfield [2007] Cloverfield | DVD | (09/06/2008) from £2.75  |  Saving you £16.80 (84.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal horrifying event of their lives.

  • Star Trek - The Original Series - Series 2 - Complete Star Trek - The Original Series - Series 2 - Complete | DVD | (27/04/2009) from £13.09  |  Saving you £26.90 (67.30%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Episodes comprise: 1. Amok Time 2. Who Mourns For Adonais? 3. The Changeling 4. Mirror Mirror 5. The Apple 6. The Doomsday Machine 7. Catspaw 8. I Mudd 9. Metamorphosis 10. Journey To Babel 11. Friday's Child 12. The Deadly Years 13. Obsession 14. Wolf In The Fold 15. The Trouble With Tribbles 16. The Gamesters Of Triskelion 17. A Piece Of The Action 18. The Immunity Syndrome 19. A Private Little War 20. Return To Tomorrow 21. Patterns Of Force 22. By Any Other Name 23. The Omega Glory 24. The Ultimate Computer 25. Bread And Circuses 26. Assignment: Earth

  • Doctor Who - Destiny Of The Daleks Doctor Who - Destiny Of The Daleks | DVD | (26/11/2007) from £5.83  |  Saving you £14.16 (70.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The Doctor and a newly-regenerated Romana arrive on Skaro and discover that the Daleks are using explosive charges and a group of humanoid slave workers to mine the planet in search of their creator Davros. A stalemate has arisen in an interplanetary war that the Daleks are waging against the robotic Movellans and their hope is that Davros will be able to give them the edge.

  • Alien [Blu-ray] Alien | Blu Ray | (30/01/2012) from £7.59  |  Saving you £8.40 (52.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    By transplanting the classic haunted house scenario into space, Ridley Scott, together with screenwriters Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett, produced a work of genuinely original cinematic sci-fi with Alien that, despite the passage of years and countless inferior imitations, remains shockingly fresh even after repeated viewing. Scott's legendary obsession with detail ensures that the setting is thoroughly conceived, while the Gothic production design and Jerry Goldsmith's wonderfully unsettling score produce a sense of disquiet from the outset: everything about the spaceship Nostromo--from Tupperware to toolboxes-seems oddly familiar yet disconcertingly ... well, alien.Nothing much to speak of happens for at least the first 30 minutes, and that in a way is the secret of the film's success: the audience has been nervously peering round every corner for so long that by the time the eponymous beast claims its first victim, the release of pent-up anxiety is all the more effective. Although Sigourney Weaver ultimately takes centre-stage, the ensemble cast is uniformly excellent. The remarkably low-tech effects still look good (better in many places than the CGI of the sequels), while the nightmarish quality of H.R. Giger's bio-mechanical creature and set design is enhanced by camerawork that tantalises by what it doesn't reveal.On the DVD: The director, audibly pausing to puff on his cigar at regular intervals, provides an insightful commentary which, in tandem with superior sound and picture, sheds light into some previously unexplored dark recesses of this much-analysed, much-discussed movie (why the crew eat muesli, for example, or where the "rain" in the engine room is coming from). Deleted scenes include the famous "cocoon" sequence, the completion of the creature's insect-like life-cycle for which cinema audiences had to wait until 1986 and James Cameron's Aliens. Isolated audio tracks, a picture gallery of production artwork and a "making of" documentary complete a highly attractive DVD package. --Mark Walker

  • Enemy Mine [1985] Enemy Mine | DVD | (03/06/2002) from £5.11  |  Saving you £14.88 (74.40%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Enemy Mine is, in essence, a sci-fi remake of John Boorman’s Hell in the Pacific (1969), only instead of a US pilot and a Japanese naval officer stranded on a Pacific island during WWII, here we have a lizard-like Draconian (Louis Gossett Jr.) and his mortal enemy, Earthling Dennis Quaid, both having crash-landed on a hostile planet during a brutal space battle. Forced to rely on one another for survival, they overcome their differences and become fast friends. (You can almost hear them break into an off-key version of "It's a Small World".) German director Wolfgang Petersen, so brutally honest with his film Das Boot, turns warm and cuddly on us with this intergalactic buddy movie. Although the script sets us up for an intriguing encounter, it ultimately settles for a simple and sentimental resolution. Noteworthy set design and strong performances, especially by Gossett, push this beyond mere mediocrity. His performance is fascinating, as he must speak in an alien tongue, which he maintains with artistry and consistency.--Rochelle O'Gorman, Amazon.com On the DVD: Enemy Mine on disc is presented anamorphically in its original 2.35:1 theatrical ratio with a vivid Dolby 4.0 soundtrack. Thankfully picture and sound are excellent, since the extra features are lamentably poor, consisting merely of the theatrical trailer and three (yes, three) "behind the scenes" still pictures. The disc is also equipped with multiple language and subtitle options.--Mark Walker

  • Inception (Triple Play Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) Inception (Triple Play Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) | Blu Ray | (06/12/2010) from £6.96  |  Saving you £17.00 (58.60%)  |  RRP £28.99

    Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.

  • Colony [DVD] Colony | DVD | (20/01/2014) from £2.33  |  Saving you £10.66 (82.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Forced underground by the next ice-age the inhabitants of Colony 7 struggle to survive below the world's frozen surface. When they mysteriously lose contact with the only other known settlement Briggs (Laurence Fishburne) decides to lead a dangerous mission onto the frozen wasteland determined to discover their fate. When he and his team reach their destination they discover a threat much worse than nature and must battle to save themselves and protect their fellow colonists in what might be humanity's last stand.

  • Appleseed Appleseed | DVD | (01/01/2005) from £6.32  |  Saving you £13.67 (68.40%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The brainchild of leading anime creator Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell) 'Appleseed' is a post-apocalyptic science fiction epic brimming with fast-paced action and awe-inspiring visuals! It's 2131 AD and the future of the human race hangs in the balance. Female soldier Deunan Knute has survived a major war that has pushed the earth to the brink of destruction. Located in a bombed-out urban wasteland Deunan is transported to the Utopian city of Olympus and reunited with her form

  • Doctor Who - The Invasion Of Time [1978] Doctor Who - The Invasion Of Time | DVD | (05/05/2008) from £5.17  |  Saving you £14.82 (74.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The Doctor returns to his home planet of Gallifrey and claims the presidency of the Time Lords. Leela suspects he is acting out of character and it is soon revealed that the doctor has in fact been planning all along to outwit the Vardans and Sontarans...

  • Conan the Barbarian [1981] Conan the Barbarian | DVD | (20/06/2005) from £3.99  |  Saving you £2.00 (33.40%)  |  RRP £5.99

    The film that launched Arnold Schwarzenegger's international career, Conan the Barbarian is still regarded by many as his finest hour. Limited to a mere handful of lines and expertly directed to play up the Nietzschean strength of the character by John Milius, the Austrian Oak has never looked more suited to a role, his muscle flexing and sword twirling apparently effortless. The extraordinarily finely detailed production design ensures that the barren Spanish countryside perfectly suits the Hyborean-era backdrop envisioned by author Robert E Howard. Whether dressed in rags or riches, Schwarzenegger and companions Subotai (Gerry Lopez) and Valeria (Sandahl Bergman) look believably born to their surroundings. Backing their own very fine performances are brilliant supporting roles from James Earl Jones as serpentine baddie Thulsa Doom and Max Von Sydow as doomed King Osric. Plot-wise the film is simply the transformation of a wild barbarian into a worldly-wise king who, via a quest for revenge, finally learns the riddle of steel. The script is highly regarded for its dazzling set-pieces (the opening village raid, the orgy of body parts) and quotable dialogue ("They shall all drown in lakes of blood"), and it comes complete with an anti-peace movement reactionary subtext for anyone who cares to look close enough. One other element deserving mention is the extraordinary score by Basil Poledouris, which inspires the film with a sense of operatic grandeur. On the DVD: Conan the Barbarian appears as a suitably mythic special edition DVD. Sadly the magnificent score can only be heard in a mono mix, but the very fine picture is presented in 2.35:1. The extras package is phenomenal, too. Several deleted scenes have been re-edited into the film, but are available to view independently as well. There's a quick split-screen special effects feature showing how the ghostly spirits were added to Conan's resurrection. "The Conan Archives" is an 11-minute slide show of drawings, costumes and advertising. Best of all is the fantastic 53-minute "Conan Unchained" documentary interviewing every conceivable contributor who all reminisce with great fondness. It's slightly better seeing Schwarzenegger and Milius than hearing them talk in their commentary, which inevitably re-tells many of the same anecdotes in between puffs of Arnie's stogies. --Paul Tonks

  • Tron Legacy [DVD] [2010] Tron Legacy | DVD | (18/04/2011) from £2.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (83.40%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Disney presents a high-tech motion picture unlike anything you've ever seen. Immerse yourself in the digital world of Tron as celebrated actor Jeff Bridges stars in a revolutionary visual effects adventure beyond imagination. When Flynn the world's greatest video game creator sends out a secret signal from an amazing digital realm his son discovers the clue and embarks on a personal journey to save his long-lost father. With the help of the fearless female warrior Quorra father and son venture through an incredible cyber universe and wage the ultimate battle of good versus evil. Bring home an unrivaled entertainment experience with Tron: Legacy - complete with never-before-seen bonus features that take you even deeper into the phenomenal world of Tron.

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