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  • The Invasion [2007] The Invasion | DVD | (25/02/2008) from £3.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (76.50%)  |  RRP £16.99

    Do not trust anyone... Do not show emotion... Do not fall asleep... The country is threatened by a mysterious epidemic that alters human behavior. When Carol (Nicole Kidman) a Washington D.C. psychiatrist unearths that the origins of the plague are extraterrestrial she attempts to warn others of her discovery. With the help of her colleague and friend Ben (Daniel Craig) Carol examines further mysterious details of the conspiracy. She soon comes to the realization that her own son might hold the key to stopping an alien invasion and must fight to protect him.

  • Doctor Who - Destiny Of The Daleks Doctor Who - Destiny Of The Daleks | DVD | (26/11/2007) from £6.39  |  Saving you £13.60 (68.00%)  |  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.

  • Coherence [DVD] Coherence | DVD | (16/02/2015) from £6.59  |  Saving you £8.40 (56.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    A mind-bending and reality-shattering ride through alternate realities. As a group of friends gather for an evening dinner party, an astrological anomaly heralds the start of a mystery where everyone s life is thrown into chaos. As they each struggle to make sense of their world, the story twists through sci-fi and horror.

  • Doctor Who - Dalek Invasion Of Earth [1964] Doctor Who - Dalek Invasion Of Earth | DVD | (16/06/2003) from £6.39  |  Saving you £13.60 (68.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The second story of series two, Doctor Who--Dalek Invasion of Earth sees William Hartnell's Doctor in a six-part adventure pitted against his greatest nemesis, the Daleks. The Doctor, Susan (Carol Ann Ford), Ian (William Russell) and Barbara (Jacqueline Hill) arrive in the London of 2164, where the Nazi-like Dalek's have turned the remnants of the human race into slave workers or "Robomen", who unfortunately foreshadow Monty Python's hilarious "Gumbies". The Dalek's plan involves a vast mine in Bedfordshire and the final destruction of the human race, while pitted against them is a WWII-style resistance movement led by Dortmun (Alan Judd) and David Campbell (Peter Fraser). One of the most famous of all Doctor Who stories, Dalek Invasion of Earth features such iconic moments as a dalek emerging from the Thames, and a remarkable flight across London showing daleks crossing Westminster Bridge and patrolling Trafalgar Square and the Albert Memorial. Terry Nation's story is almost insanely ambitious for the budget, and while sets and effects are primitive, the location work is highly evocative. Lavishly remade for the cinema as Daleks Invasion Earth: 2150AD (1966), the plot here is more detailed, mercifully free of comic relief, and delivers a surprisingly sensitive ending to mark Carol Ann Ford's departure from the series. On The DVD: Doctor Who--Dalek Invasion of Earth is a comprehensive two-disc set with a generally excellent black-and-white 4:3 picture and mono sound. The highlight of Disc One is a warm and very informative commentary hosted by Gary Russell and featuring director Richard Martin (all episodes), producer Verity Lambert (5 episodes), Carol Ann Ford and William Russell (4 episodes each). There are optional subtitles for the episodes, as well as for the commentary, and further text titles giving detailed background information. Optional new CGI-effects shots have been added, which via seamless branching can be selected over the original 1964 model work. The new material obviously lacks authenticity, but looks about 1000 times better. Disc Two offers an abundance of extras including an amusing extract from Blue Peter (6 min) showing how to make edible Daleks. There is a photo gallery and some very poor quality Rehearsal Footage, but most fun of all is a 27 minute 1994 BBC spoof radio documentary which asks Whatever Happened to Susan Foreman?. Jane Asher plays Susan in an SF comedy as ingenious as it amusing and irreverent. This is a remarkable set, which belongs in any Who fan's collection. Gary S Dalkin

  • Alien [1979] Alien | DVD | (15/05/2000) from £3.56  |  Saving you £7.50 (62.60%)  |  RRP £11.99

    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

  • Self/Less [DVD] Self/Less | DVD | (09/11/2015) from £3.39  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

  • The Fifth Element [1997] The Fifth Element | DVD | (25/10/1999) from £3.85  |  Saving you £7.00 (58.40%)  |  RRP £11.99

    Ancient curses, all-powerful monsters, shape-changing assassins, scantily-clad stewardesses, laser battles, huge explosions, a perfect woman, a malcontent hero--what more can you ask of a big-budget science fiction movie? Luc Besson's high-octane film The Fifth Element incorporates presidents, rock stars and cab drivers into its peculiar plot, traversing worlds and encountering some pretty wild aliens. Bruce Willis stars as a down-and-out cabbie who must win the love of Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) to save Earth from destruction by Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg (Gary Oldman) and a dark, unearthly force that makes Darth Vader look like an Ewok. --Geoff Riley

  • Doctor Who - The Space Museum/The Chase [DVD] Doctor Who - The Space Museum/The Chase | DVD | (01/03/2010) from £11.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (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.

  • Predator 3D [Blu-ray] Predator 3D | Blu Ray | (17/03/2014) from £11.48  |  Saving you £11.51 (50.10%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Arnold Schwarzenegger wages an all-out war against an unstoppable enemy in this pulse-pounding action thriller - now in spectacular 3D for the first time ever! On a rescue mission deep within a Central American jungle a team of U.S. commandos find themselves hunted by a terrifying creature more powerful and deadly than any on Earth... because the Predator is not of this Earth.

  • Battlestar Galactica: Blood And Chrome (Extended Edition) [DVD] Battlestar Galactica: Blood And Chrome (Extended Edition) | DVD | (25/01/2016) from £6.29  |  Saving you £6.70 (51.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    A feature-length spin-off episode of the American sci-fi series. A prequel to the reimagined 'Battlestar Galactica' series, the action takes place in the tenth year of the First Cylon War. Having just graduated from the academy, talented but headstrong young pilot William Adama (Luke Pasqualino) joins the crew of one of the most powerful battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Initially disappointed at being assigned to the Raptor transport ship the 'Wild Weasel' instead of a Viper fighter, it's not long, however, before Adama finds himself involved in a secret mission to take the war to the enemy.

  • Star Wars Clone Wars Season 2 [DVD] Star Wars Clone Wars Season 2 | DVD | (15/11/2010) from £10.69  |  Saving you £29.30 (73.30%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season 2

  • 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 £4.26  |  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

  • Star Wars - The Clone Wars - Series 1 - Complete [DVD] Star Wars - The Clone Wars - Series 1 - Complete | DVD | (16/11/2009) from £11.99  |  Saving you £28.00 (70.00%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars Complete (4 Discs)

  • Doctor Who - Meglos [DVD] Doctor Who - Meglos | DVD | (10/01/2011) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    On Tigella two opposing factions are irrevocably divided over one fundamental issue: the Dodecahedron a mysterious artefact which provides the entire planet's energy. With the Savants and the Deons locked in a crippling stalemate and their civilisation on the brink of collapse the Tigellan leader Zastor seeks the Doctor's help. But the Doctor and Romana have been trapped aboard the TARDIS in a timeloop by Meglos the last of the Zolpha Thurans who will stop at nothing to steal back the awesome power of the Dodecahedron...

  • Star Wars Trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) Star Wars Trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) | DVD | (20/09/2004) from £24.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £44.99

    Four-disc set includes: Episode IV, A New Hope (Special Edition)--with commentary by George Lucas, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren and Carrie Fisher; Easter egg: credit roll (2 min) Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition)--with commentary by George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren and Carrie Fisher; Easter egg: credit roll (2 min) Episode VI, Return of the Jedi (Special Edition)--commentary by George Lucas, Lawrence Kasdan, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren and Carrie Fisher; Easter egg: credit roll (2 min) Bonus disc: all-new bonus features, including the most comprehensive feature-length documentary ever produced on the Star Wars saga, and never-before-seen footage from the making of all three filmsSubitles (all material across all four discs): English, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish Click here to see detailed information on the special features included on the bonus disc. Amazon.co.uk Review George Lucas's original Star Wars trilogy is a clever synthesis of pop-cultural and mythological references, taking classic fairy-tale themes, adding more than a dash of Arthurian legend, and providing cinematic high adventure inspired as much by Kurosawa's Samurai epics as by Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers. As a result, audiences of all ages can find something to identify with in Luke Skywalker's journey from disaffected teenager dreaming of adventure to Jedi Knight and saviour of the galaxy. He not only rescues a Princess, but discovers she's a close relative. And if there's a lesson to be gleaned from the Skywalker clan, it's that no matter how bad things get in the average dysfunctional family, it's never too late for reconciliation. Originally released in 1977, Star Wars, the first film, was made as a standalone. Perhaps that's why Obi-Wan Kenobi seems a tad inconsistent in his attitude towards his old pupil Anakin Skywalker, and perhaps also why Luke is allowed to develop a guilt-free crush on Princess Leia. Lucas's story, told from the point of view of the two bickering droids (a device taken from Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress), also borrows freely from Errol Flynn's Robin Hood, as does John Williams's seminal Korngold-inspired music score. Thanks in equal part to Leigh Brackett's screenplay and Irvin Kershner's direction The Empire Strikes Back (1980) is the most grown-up instalment in the series. The basic fairy-tale is developed and expanded, with the principal characters experiencing emotional turmoil--blossoming romance, mixed feelings and confused loyalties--amid a very real threat of annihilation as Darth Vader's motivations become chillingly personal. Luke's quasi-Arthurian destiny is complicated still further by the half-truths of his wizardly mentors; and swashbuckler Han Solo finds the past catching up with him, quite literally in the form of bounty hunter Boba Fett. The film is graced by more fabulous landscapes (ice, forest, clouds), more unforgettable new characters (Yoda), more groundbreaking special effects (the asteroid chase), and John Williams's finest score. The difficult third film, 1983's Return of the Jedi, seems schizophrenic in its intentions, hoping to please both the kiddies who bought all the toys and an older audience who appreciated the narrative's epic and mythological strands. The result is a film that splits awkwardly into two. One thread, which might be subtitled "The Redemption of Anakin Skywalker", pursues the story of the Skywalker family to a cathartic conclusion. The other thread, which might be described as "The Care Bears Go to War", attempts to say something profound about primitivism versus technological sophistication, but just gets silly as furry midgets doing Tarzan whoops defeat the Emperor's crack legions. In 1997 Lucas re-released the three original films in digitally remastered "Special Edition" versions, in which many scenes have been restored and enhanced (some would say "unnecessarily tinkered with"). Despite loud and continued criticisms from fans, these Special Editions are now considered definitive, if only by Lucasfilm. --Mark Walker

  • Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection 1-6 [Blu-ray] Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection 1-6 | Blu Ray | (27/04/2009) from £22.45  |  Saving you £-2.74 (-13.10%)  |  RRP £20.95

    Titles Comprise: Star Trek - The Motion Picture: Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner)is called upon to collect his old crewmates in order to save humanity from a giant hostile alien vessel steadily approaching Earth and destroying everything in its path. The Wrath Of Khan: It is the 23rd century. The Federation Starship U.S.S. Enterprise is on routine training manoeuvres and Admiral James T. Kirk seems resigned to the fact that this inspection may well be the last space mission of his career. But Khan is back... The Search For Spock: Spock is dead and McCoy is inexplicably being driven insane: McCoy is harbouring Spock's living essence. With one friend alive and one not but both in pain Kirk attempts to help his friends by stealing the USS Enterprise and defying Starfleet's Genesis planet quarantine. The Voyage Home: It's the 23rd century and a mysterious alien power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In a frantic attempt to save mankind Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco... The Final Frontier: It's Stardate 8454.130 and a vacationing Captain Kirk faces two challenges: Climbing Yosemite's El Capitan and teaching campfire songs to Spock. But vacations are cut short when a renegade Vulcan hijacks the Enterprise and pilots it on a journey to uncover the universe's innermost secrets. The Undiscovered Country: After years at war the Federation and the Klingon empire prepare for a peace summit. When a Klingon ship is attacked and the Enterprise is held accountable the dogs of war are unleashed again as both worlds brace for what may be their final deadly encounter...

  • Alice [DVD + Blu-ray] [1988] Alice | Blu Ray | (23/05/2011) from £9.25  |  Saving you £10.44 (52.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Czech surrealist Jan vankmajer's Alice (1988) is a creepy and disturbing adaptaion of Lewis Carroll's perennial literary classic and perhaps the most faithful the original work. Combining a live-action Alice (Kristna Kohoutov) with a Wonderland filled with threatening stop-motion characters vankmajer's deliberately crude style of animation use of close-ups and rich design work lend the film a pervading sense of unease and a menacing dream-logic which marries a sly visual wit with piercing psychological insight.

  • District 9 [DVD] [2009] District 9 | DVD | (28/12/2009) from £3.16  |  Saving you £16.83 (84.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • The Signal [DVD] The Signal | DVD | (13/04/2015) from £4.49  |  Saving you £11.50 (71.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A road trip turns in to a breathless battle for reality itself in this astonishing science fiction thriller starring Laurence Fishburne and Brenton Thwaites. When a trio of computer geniuses are lured to the desert they believe it to be a hacker’s prank but things turn serious when they’re kidnapped and taken to a mysterious facility. Who has taken them? The government? A terrorist organisation? An agency not of this world? They will do whatever it takes to find out.

  • The Colour Of Magic [Blu-ray] The Colour Of Magic | Blu Ray | (03/11/2008) from £9.83  |  Saving you £15.17 (60.70%)  |  RRP £25

    The Discworld - a magical realm quite unlike yet hauntingly familiar to ours - has got it's first tourist - Twoflower (Sean Astin). Rincewind (David Jason) an inept ex-student wizard is given the task of guiding Twoflower (Sean Astin) through the city state of Ankh Morpork. Rincewind has two problems: firstly as an expert coward he doesn't feel he's the best person to guard a naive - and extremely rich by local standards - tourist through one of the roughest cities in the multiverse. And secondly the world is coming to an end. The Colour of Magic combines Terry Pratchett's best-selling fantasy novels The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic.

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