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  • Galaxy Quest [2000] Galaxy Quest | DVD | (02/07/2006) from £5.65  |  Saving you £12.50 (62.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    You don't have to be a Star Trek fan to enjoy Galaxy Quest, but it certainly helps. A knowingly affectionate tribute to Trek and any other science fiction TV series of the 1960s and beyond, this crowd-pleasing comedy offers in-jokes at warp speed, hitting the bull's-eye for anyone who knows that: (1) the starship captain always removes his shirt to display his manly physique; (2) any crew member not in the regular cast is dead meat; and (3) the heroes always stop the doomsday clock with one second to spare. So it is with Commander Taggart (Tim Allen) and the stalwart crew of the NSEA Protector, whose intergalactic exploits on TV have now been reduced to a dreary cycle of fan conventions and promotional appearances. That's when the Thermians arrive, begging to be saved from Sarris, the reptilian villain who threatens to destroy their home planet.Can actors rise to the challenge and play their roles for real? The Thermians are counting on it, having studied the "historical documents" of the Galaxy Quest TV show, and their hero worship (not to mention their taste for Monte Cristo sandwiches) is ultimately proven worthy, with the help of some Galaxy geeks on planet Earth. And while Galaxy Quest serves up great special effects and impressive Stan Winston creatures, director Dean Parisot (Home Fries) is never condescending, lending warm acceptance to this gentle send-up of sci-fi TV and the phenomenon of fandom. Best of all is the splendid cast, including Sigourney Weaver as buxom blonde Gwen DeMarco; Alan Rickman as frustrated thespian Alexander Dane; Tony Shalhoub as dimwit Fred Kwan; Daryl Mitchell as former child-star Tommy Webber; and Enrico Colantoni as Thermian leader Mathesar, whose sing-song voice is a comedic coup de grâce. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Jack and the Beanstalk [DVD] Jack and the Beanstalk | DVD | (08/11/2010) from £2.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (77.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Jack must perform a heroic deed by Monday or flunk out of fairy tale school just like his father before him. To succeed Jack sells his C.O.W. (Computer of Wonder) for a handful of beans that overnight magically grow into a gigantic beanstalk reaching high into the sky. Desperate to be a hero Jack climbs up the enchanted beanstalk into a magical and dangerous world and with the help of some friends he learns the true meaning of heroism on his adventure.

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [2005] The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy | DVD | (05/09/2005) from £3.00  |  Saving you £17.80 (77.40%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Don't panic... Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew English everyman Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect (Mos Def) who is actually not human but an alien researcher penning a new edition of the essential travel tome known as ""The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy"". Landing aboard a spaceship from the Vogon Constructor Fleet which has just obliterated the Earth Arthur is flun

  • Logan's Run [1976] Logan's Run | DVD | (22/09/2008) from £6.49  |  Saving you £6.50 (50.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Based on the novel of William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson this film depicts a future society that demands the death of everyone upon reaching 30 years of age due to limited resources. Anyone who tries to escape this destiny is dubbed a ""runner"" and is hunted by operatives known as Sandmen. Logan is a Sandmen who is forced to go on the run along the way he meets Jessica also on the run who becomes his companion fugitive. As they are pursued by Francis another Sandman they try to make it to Sanctuary a supposed safe place for all those who have escaped from the city.

  • Dark Crystal [1982] Dark Crystal | DVD | (19/04/2004) from £4.60  |  Saving you £8.39 (64.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    In another time The Dark Crystal - a source of Balance and truth in the Universe - was shattered dividing the world into two factions : the wicked Skekis and the peaceful Mystics. Now as the convergence of the three suns approaches the Crystal must be healed or darkness will reign forever! It's up to Jen the last of his race to fulfil the prophecy that a Gelfling will return the missing shard to the Crystal and destroy the Skekis' evil Empire. But will young Jen's courage b

  • Aliens [1986] Aliens | DVD | (15/05/2000) from £3.89  |  Saving you £16.10 (80.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In this action-packed sequel to Alien Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley the only survivor from mankind's first encounter with the monstrous Alien. Her account of the Alien and the fate of her crew are received with skepticism until the mysterious disappearance of colonists on LV-426 lead her to join a team of high-tech colonial marines sent in to investigate. Personally supervised by director James Cameron this special edition includes scenes eliminated prior to the film's 1986 release which broaden the narrative scope and enrich the emotional impact of the film.

  • Terminator 2 - Judgment Day [1991] Terminator 2 - Judgment Day | DVD | (04/08/2008) from £5.74  |  Saving you £6.29 (48.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) a cyborg sent back through time joins forces with Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) a woman haunted by nightmares of mankind's inevitable nuclear destiny. Together they must protect her son John (Edward Furlong) - the boy destined to lead the freedom fighters of the future - from the deadliest machine ever created the liquid metal T-1000 (Robert Patrick).

  • The Fly [Blu-ray] [1986] The Fly | Blu Ray | (19/05/2008) from £8.09  |  Saving you £11.90 (59.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Be afraid. Be very afraid... This frightening but extremely moving and romantic horror film stars Jeff Goldblum as an over-ambitious scientist who accidentally merges with a housefly while conducting a bizarre teleporting experiment. A journalist (Geena Davis) who has fallen in love with him while covering his scientific endeavours suddenly finds herself caring for a horrific creature whose insect half gradually begins to take over.

  • Doctor Who - The Space Museum/The Chase [DVD] Doctor Who - The Space Museum/The Chase | DVD | (01/03/2010) from £10.95  |  Saving you £17.99 (60.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Originally transmitted in 1965 it stars William Hartnell as The Doctor Episodes Comprise: The Space Museum: The TARDIS jumps a time track and the travellers arrive on the planet Xeros. There they discover their own future selves displayed as exhibits in a museum established as a monument to the Galactic conquests of the warlike Morok invaders who now rule the planet. When time shifts back to normal they realise that they must do everything they can to try to avert this potential future. The Chase: The travellers are forced to flee in the TARDIS when they learn from the Time/Space Visualiser taken from the Moroks' museum that a group of Daleks equipped with their own time machine are on their trail with orders to exterminate them.

  • Excalibur [1981] Excalibur | DVD | (15/05/2000) from £3.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (71.50%)  |  RRP £13.99

    A lush retelling of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Excalibur is a dark and engrossing tale. Director John Boorman (Deliverance) masterfully handles the tale of the mythical sword Excalibur, and its passing from the wizard Merlin to the future king of England. Arthur pulls the famed sword from a stone and is destined to be crowned king. As the king embarks on a passionate love affair with Guenevere, an illegitimate son, and Merlin's designs on power, threaten Arthur's reign. The film is visually stunning and unflinching in its scenes of combat and black magic. Featuring an impressive supporting cast, including early work from the likes of Liam Neeson and Gabriel Byrne, Excalibur is an adaptation of the legend both faithful and bold. --Robert Lane

  • Highlander 2 [1991] Highlander 2 | DVD | (19/11/2001) from £4.48  |  Saving you £8.51 (65.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    In this labyrinthine sequel the Immortal MacLeod saves the people of Earth from immanent ozone layer-related destruction by building a shield that deflects sunlight. But the people of Earth aren't especially grateful as the constant state of night has made them cranky and prone to criminal sprees. Moreover bounty hunters from the Immortals' home planet Zeist have given chase and it could mean curtains for us all unless MacLeod and an ecologist can liberate the Earth and banish t

  • Planet Of The Apes [2001] Planet Of The Apes | DVD | (19/07/2004) from £5.39  |  Saving you £7.60 (58.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Tim Burton's "re-imagining" of Planet of the Apes is about one thing above all else: monkey movement. But for most filmgoers, whether fans of the 1967 original or not, that’s simply not enough. Thematically the story of an outsider in a society that doesn't know what to do with him chimes in nicely with Burton's other work. As always with Burton, the focus is more on what's colourfully going on around the central character (Mark Wahlberg) than his own story. It all looks stunning, of course, as make-up, set design and costumes outdo the accomplishments of the original. But otherwise a direct comparison with the classic version simply shows up holes in the Burton approach. The breakneck pace at which the pared-down plot is told makes little sense of the material and misses all the satire and social comment potential. What sold the idea to Burton was the opportunity to goof around with apes as humans: as a result the background is constantly peppered with lame visual gags which fall as flat as the unnecessary homages to Charlton Heston, who pops up repeating lines of his own dialogue from the first movie. Slick, action-packed and ultimately nonsensical, this is the film that made a monkey of Tim Burton. On the DVD: balancing out the disappointing movie experience is an exceptional 13 hours of extra material. From the heavily CG-animated menus, you'll encounter some standard fare like libraries of promo material (posters, ads and trailers) and concept art. But they're enormous, as are the 26 cast and crew text profiles. If the THX optimiser tests don't convince you of the need for top equipment, there's DVD-ROM and NUON-enhanced player features as well. The "White Rabbit" Enhanced Viewing Mode for FX vignettes and four multi-angle featurettes on shooting scenes may seem a little dry, but the other features ranging from 10 to 30 minutes aren't. You'll find it hard picking a favourite between Rick Baker gushing over the lifetime dream of ape make-up, Michael Clarke Duncan playing to camera on location, or Danny Elfman at work on the scoring stage. Of the two commentaries Elfman’s is better by far, even if somewhat sporadic and clearly not recorded to picture. Burton's is typically fragmented, and is certainly not the place to discover what on earth the "shock-value-for-the-sake-of-it" ending means. --Paul Tonks

  • Avatar Extended Collector's Edition [Blu-ray] Avatar Extended Collector's Edition | Blu Ray | (15/11/2010) from £15.02  |  Saving you £9.97 (39.90%)  |  RRP £24.99

    After 12 years of thinking about it (and waiting for movie technology to catch up with his visions), James Cameron followed up his unsinkable Titanic with Avatar, a sci-fi epic meant to trump all previous sci-fi epics. Set in the future on a distant planet, Avatar spins a simple little parable about greedy colonizers (that would be mankind) messing up the lush tribal world of Pandora. A paraplegic Marine named Jake (Sam Worthington) acts through a 9-foot-tall avatar that allows him to roam the planet and pass as one of the Na'vi, the blue-skinned, large-eyed native people who would very much like to live their peaceful lives without the interference of the visitors. Although he's supposed to be gathering intel for the badass general (Stephen Lang) who'd like to lay waste to the planet and its inhabitants, Jake naturally begins to take a liking to the Na'vi, especially the feisty Neytiri (Zoë Saldana, whose entire performance, recorded by Cameron's complicated motion-capture system, exists as a digitally rendered Na'vi). The movie uses state-of-the-art 3D technology to plunge the viewer deep into Cameron's crazy toy box of planetary ecosystems and high-tech machinery. Maybe it's the fact that Cameron seems torn between his two loves--awesome destructive gizmos and flower-power message mongering--that makes Avatar's pursuit of its point ultimately uncertain. That, and the fact that Cameron's dialogue continues to clunk badly. If you're won over by the movie's trippy new world, the characters will be forgivable as broad, useful archetypes rather than standard-issue stereotypes, and you might be able to overlook the unsurprising central plot. (The overextended "take that, Michael Bay" final battle sequences could tax even Cameron enthusiasts, however.) It doesn't measure up to the hype (what could?) yet Avatar frequently hits a giddy delirium all its own. The film itself is our Pandora, a sensation-saturated universe only the movies could create. --Robert Horton

  • Doctor Who - Horror Of Fang Rock Doctor Who - Horror Of Fang Rock | DVD | (17/01/2005) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    It is the turn of the century and the Tardis materialses by the lighthouse on the desolate isle of Fang Rock. When the lighthouse engineer dies in mysterious circumstances the remaining crew blame the mythical Beast of Fang Rock; that is until the Doctor and Leela turn up. When a small clipper runs aground on the crags of Fang Rock the lighthouse offers shelter to its despairing passengers. But the Doctor soon discovers clues that suggest that no one is safe on the tiny island.

  • Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks | DVD | (11/07/2005) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The TARDIS takes the Doctor and Peri to the planet Necros where the Doctor plans to visit his old friend Professor Arthur Stengos. But after an encounter with the Great Healer Stengos is not quite the man the Doctor once knew. The Great Healer works in the catacombs beneath Tranquil Repose the galactically-famous final resting place for the dead and the not-quite-yet-dead. In the upper chambers the busy workers prepare the deceased for their final burial while deep below the Gre

  • Dragon Ball Z Season 3 [DVD] Dragon Ball Z Season 3 | DVD | (01/10/2012) from £15.99  |  Saving you £19.00 (54.30%)  |  RRP £34.99

    The Horrifying power of Frieza! The battle to decide the fate of the universe begins! On the distant Planet Namek, the seven magic Dragon Balls have been brought together and the dragon Porunga summoned. Now, Goku and the Z-fighters are all that stand between the evil Frieza and his wish for immortality! Having survived their encounters with Frieza's dreaded minions, Goku and his friends are now left to contend with the ruthless tyrant himself. Despite their recent victories, however, the Z...

  • Flash Gordon [1980] Flash Gordon | DVD | (04/08/2008) from £6.59  |  Saving you £6.40 (49.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Flash - a-ah - he'll save every one of us! Ming the Merciless Emperor of planet Mongo has begun his plan of destruction for planet Earth. Zarkov a mad scientist detects the signs of an intergalactic assault and forces Flash Gordon star football player and the beautiful Dale Arden to board his rocket and save the human race from the evil Emperor. Can Flash save the universe?

  • Terminator 3 - Rise Of The Machines [Blu-ray] [2003] Terminator 3 - Rise Of The Machines | Blu Ray | (25/05/2009) from £7.40  |  Saving you £12.25 (61.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A decade has passed since John Connor helped prevent Judgment Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now 22 Connor lives off the grid - no home no credit cards no cell phone and no job. No record of his existence. No way he can be traced by Skynet - the highly developed network of machines that once tried to kill him and wage war on humanity. Until out of the shadows of the future steps the T-X Skynet's most sophisticated cyborg killing machine yet.

  • Dragon Ball Z Season 2 [DVD] Dragon Ball Z Season 2 | DVD | (27/08/2012) from £16.09  |  Saving you £18.90 (54.00%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Having suffered heavy losses in the battle with the Saiyans, and with Goku still recovering from his injuries, the remaining Z-Fighters must embark on a perilous journey to Planet Namek in search of the Namekian Dragon Balls. Unbeknownst to them, however, a powerful new enemy has set his sights on the same prize: the ruthless tyrant Frieza! Beset on all sides by danger, Gohan, Krillin, and Bulma must fight for their lives as they struggle to keep the Dragon Balls from falling into evil hands. Meanwhile, Goku races against time to join his friends in their quest, but waiting for him on Planet Namek is an army of the most powerful villains the universe has ever known, led by Frieza's most elite fighting unit: the unstoppable Ginyu Force!

  • UFO: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] UFO: The Complete Series | Blu Ray | (14/11/2016) from £39.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    1980. After ten years development in top secrecy, SHADO Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation goes live. Its aim: to combat the threat of an alien invasion from a dying race who abduct humans to repair their own decaying bodies. SHADO's dedicated operatives fight a secret war against Earth's terrifying new menace: on land, sea, air and in space! The first live-action television series from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, UFO remains a benchmark sci-fi production, featuring mature storylines and groundbreaking special effects. Long-awaited on Blu-ray, it is presented here in a stunning new High Definition restoration, with all 26 episodes offering original mono or 5.1 soundtracks, alongside a wealth of special features, including: SPECIAL FEATURES: From Earth to the Moon: brand new feature-length documentary with interviews, archive video, audio and stills - many of which have never been seen or heard before. The Women of UFO: new documentary discussing the improving sexual equality depicted in the series and the role of science fiction in striving for that change. Identified: SHADO New Recruits Briefing: a newly created SHADO briefing film narrated by Matt Zimmerman. Exclusive 600 page book on the making of the series by archive television historian Andrew Pixley. Dolby 5.1 audio mix as well as existing as-transmitted mono audio. Film material, including textless episode title backgrounds, textless end titles, stock footage, TV spots, extra footage for Identified and Exposed, unused footage from Timelash and The Long Sleep, Italian trailers. Audio commentaries: Identified with Gerry Anderson and Sub-Smash with Ed Bishop. S.I.D. Computer Voice Session and audio outtakes for these sessions and Kill Straker!. Archive Ed Bishop audio interview from 1986. Tomorrow Today: Future Fashions with Sylvia Anderson. Extensive image galleries including previously unseen images.

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