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  • District 9 [DVD] [2009] District 9 | DVD | (28/12/2009) from £2.95  |  Saving you £15.90 (79.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • Dorian Gray [DVD] [2009] Dorian Gray | DVD | (18/01/2010) from £4.19  |  Saving you £13.80 (76.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • The Hunger Games [Blu-ray] The Hunger Games | Blu Ray | (16/04/2013) from £1.99  |  Saving you £23.00 (92.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The sci-fi thriller The Hunger Games based on the best-selling epic novels is set in the ruins of what was once North America. Every year the Capitol of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in The Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment part government intimidation tactic The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which these 24 Tributes must fight with one another until one survivor remains. When her little sister is picked to compete Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers in her place. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson). If she's ever to return home to District 12 Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Also starring Donald Sutherland Elizabeth Banks Stanley Tucci Liam Hemsworth Josh Hutcherson Toby Jones Wes Bentley and Lenny Kravitz.

  • Doctor Who - The Key to Time Box Set (Re-issue) [DVD] Doctor Who - The Key to Time Box Set (Re-issue) | DVD | (16/11/2009) from £24.99  |  Saving you £45.00 (64.30%)  |  RRP £69.99

    Join the popular Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and the beautiful Romana on a 26-episode intergalactic treasure hunt for the six segments of the all-powerful Key to Time. Includes all six stories from the popular series: The Ribos Operation The Pirate Planet The Stones of Blood The Androids of Tara The Power of Kroll and The Armageddon Factor.

  • Battlestar Galactica - Complete Series Battlestar Galactica - Complete Series | DVD | (18/02/2008) from £5.09  |  Saving you £10.90 (68.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    When the Battlestar Galactica finally arrives at the planet Earth they find they must subtly raise its tech level & protect it from the Cylons. Episodes Comprise: 1. Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 1 2. Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 2 3. Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 3 4. The Super Scouts: Part 1 5. The Super Scouts: Part 2 6. Spaceball 7. The Night the Cylons Landed: Part 1 8. The Night the Cylons Landed: Part 2 9. Space Croppers 10. The Return of Starbuck

  • Red Dwarf - Back To Earth [Blu-ray] [2009] Red Dwarf - Back To Earth | Blu Ray | (31/08/2009) from £8.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (55.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Back to Earth takes place after 'series ten'. Kochanski is dead and the crew are hurled through a portal and discover they are just characters from a TV series. Knowing they will die in the final episode the Dwarfers in best Blade Runner traditions decide to track down their creators to discover how long they have left to live. First the crew attempt to track down the actors who play them in the series and their metaphysical odyssey begins... Features both a Director's Cut version of Back to Earth and the original televised version.

  • Independence Day: Theatrical And Extended Cut [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UV Copy] Independence Day: Theatrical And Extended Cut | Blu Ray | (30/05/2016) from £15.39  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    If you?ve got your high definition television set up, and your Blu-ray player or Playstation 3 at the ready, then surely home cinema demo material rarely comes in better shape than Independence Day. The spectacular 1996 blockbuster stars Will Smith in the early part of his movie career and, of course, tells the tale of invaders from other worlds bringing mighty ships to the Earth. And particularly in the first half, Independence Day wrings so much tension and style from their arrival that few films have equalled it since. The sheer spectacle of set pieces such as the blowing up of the White House, or the massive battle in the skies, simply deserves to be seen and enjoyed in high definition. Independence Day, of course, does go a bit daft as it goes about wrapping up its simple-yet-compelling premise, but it?s really very hard not to forgive it. So ambitious were the effects at the time that they still stand up now, and as far as science fiction blockbusters go, this remains one of the finest in recent memory. Of course, high definition does it wonders. The film looks razor-sharp, and coupled with a punchy sound mix, Independence Day is quite superb demo material. That it?s also a fun blockbuster too is an added, and very welcome treat. --Jon Foster

  • Cargo [DVD] Cargo | DVD | (05/07/2010) from £5.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (62.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    On rusty space-freighter KASSANDRA on its way to Station 42 young medic Laura is the only one awake on board while the rest of the crew lies frozen in hibernation sleep. In 4 months time Laura's shift will be over and it will be time to wake another member of the crew. During her daily patrols through the eerily empty ship Laura begins to get the feeling that she is not alone on-board...

  • Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks | DVD | (11/07/2005) from £5.50  |  Saving you £14.00 (70.00%)  |  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

  • Doctor Who - The Beginning Box Set Doctor Who - The Beginning Box Set | DVD | (30/01/2006) from £10.79  |  Saving you £19.20 (64.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction series in television history and this fantastic box set premier's the very first three stories ever transmitted. William Hartnell stars as the first Doctor venturing through time and space thwarting evil where ever it rears its head. This release features the first 13 episodes plus the untransmitted pilot episode. Episodes comprise: 1. An Unearthly Child 2. The Cave of Skulls 3. The Forest of Fear 4. The Firemaker 5. The Dea

  • The Final Countdown [1980] The Final Countdown | DVD | (04/02/2002) from £7.79  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £3.99

    With a tantalising "what-if?" scenario and a respectable cast of Hollywood veterans, The Final Countdown plays like a grand-scale episode of The Twilight Zone. It's really no more than that, and time-travel movies have grown far more sophisticated since this popular 1980 release, but there's still some life remaining in the movie's basic premise: what if a modern-era navy aircraft carrier--in this case the real-life nuclear-powered USS Nimitz--was caught in an anomalous storm and thrust 40 years backwards in time to the eve of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor? Will the ship's commander (Kirk Douglas) interfere with history? Will the visiting systems analyst (Martin Sheen) convince him not to? Will a rescued senator from 1941 (Charles Durning) play an unexpected role in the future of American politics? Veteran TV director Don Taylor doesn't do much with the ideas posed by this potentially intriguing plot; he seems more interested in satisfying aviation buffs with loving footage of F-14 "Jolly Roger" fighter jets, made possible by the navy's generous cooperation. That makes The Final Countdown a better navy film than a fully fledged time-travel fantasy, but there's a nice little twist at the end, and the plot holes are easy to ignore. James Cameron would've done it better, but this popcorn thriller makes an enjoyable double bill with The Philadelphia Experiment. --Jeff Shannon

  • Prometheus - Special Edition (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy) Prometheus - Special Edition (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy) | Blu Ray | (08/10/2012) from £11.49  |  Saving you £18.50 (61.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    You want an alien world created anew, with wonders and horrors lurking in its furrows? You go to Ridley Scott, of course, spectacle maker and pictorialist par excellence. So Prometheus is bound to be eye filling, with fully wrought planetary vistas and occasionally jaw-dropping visual coups. And did we use the word alien back there? Yes, folks, Prometheus is a prequel, in a sideways sort of fashion, to Scott's 1979 Alien original--or at least it's a long-distant stage setter for that story. This one begins with a space mission that could reveal the extraterrestrial roots of Earth, although what's buried out on the planet turns out to be much more complicated than expected. In the midst of suspenseful episodes (and a few contrived plot turns), Prometheus reaches for Big Answers to Big Questions, in a grand old sci-fi tradition. This lends the movie a hint of metaphysical energy, even if Scott's reach extends well, well beyond his grasp. The hokier moments are carried off with brio by Michael Fassbender (the robot on board), Charlize Theron, and Idris Elba, and then you've got Noomi Rapace entering the badass hall of fame for a long, oh-no-they-didn't sequence involving radical surgery, which might just induce the vapours in a few viewers. Even if Prometheus has its holes, the sheer size of the thing is exciting to be around. Because this movie is gigantic. --Robert Horton.

  • Attack The Block [Blu-ray] Attack The Block | Blu Ray | (07/11/2011) from £3.09  |  Saving you £19.90 (86.60%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Trainee nurse Sam is walking home to her flat in a South London tower block when she's robbed by a gang of masked, hooded youths. She's saved when the gang are distracted by a bright meteorite, which falls from the sky and hits a nearby parked car. Sam flees, just before the gang have to fight off a small alien creature that leaps from the wreckage.While Sam and the police hunt for the gang, a second wave of meteors fall. Confident of victory against such feeble invaders, the gang grab weapons, mount bikes and set out to defend their turf. But this time, the creatures are bigger. Much bigger. Sam suddenly realises that the bunch of no-hope kids who attacked her are about to become... more her best and only hope to survive.Attack The Block is a fast, funny and frightening action-adventure movie that pits a teen gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing estate into a sci-fi playground. A tower block into a fortress under siege. And teenage street kids into heroes. Its inner city versus outer space.

  • Ice [DVD] Ice | DVD | (16/10/2017) from £5.94  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The human race finds itself contemplating the dawn of a new ice age in this epic disaster starring Richard Roxburgh, Frances O'Connor, Claire Forlani, Ben Cross, Simon Callow, Patrick Bergin with Stephen Moyer and Sam Neill. The destructive effects of global warming cause unimaginable devastation and panic worldwide. It is 2020. Global warming has turned the regions of Southern Europe to desert and the Arctic polar ice cap is disappearing rapidly. There is a refugee crisis on an unprecedented scale as populations migrate north. Energy companies are turning to increasingly dangerous methods to extract what little oil is left on Earth. Environmental scientist and activist Professor Thom Archer, warns of the imminent possibility of a new ice age. His findings suggest that Halo, the corporate energy company drilling on the Greenland Glacier are causing it to melt, with alarming consequences. Archer heads to the Polar Alliance subcommittee and presents his findings to a sceptical audience, failing to convince anyone of the danger ahead. Intent on exposing Halo, Archer receives a frantic call from friend and colleague Ben Jameson and heads to the glacier. Jameson, an expert Glaciologist, claims to have found damning evidence that proves Archer's findings are correct. Arriving on the ice cap, the effects of Halo's actions are clear to see. With the realisation that the human race is under immediate threat, Archer races home to his family hoping he's not too late. The collapse of the glacier is every bit as devastating as Archer imagined. Astonishing weather patterns emerge and plunge the world's temperatures into steep decline.

  • Doctor Who - Earthshock [1982] Doctor Who - Earthshock | DVD | (18/08/2003) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Doctor Who: Earthshock finds Peter Davison's Fifth Doctor nicely settling into the role, initially displaying some crotchety short temper that harks back to William Hartnell's incarnation of the Doctor, effectively setting up the most emotionally powerful finale in the show's 26-year run. In this, the penultimate adventure of Doctor Who's 19th season, a scientific expedition in a cave system on 25th-century Earth is wiped out. An army rescue unit led by Lieutenant Scott (James Warwick) and including the one woman, Professor Kyle (Claire Clifford) who survived the original massacre, goes in to recover the bodies. The scenario deliberately evokes Ridley Scott's Alien (1979), and uncannily foreshadows James Cameron's Aliens (1986), developing into a tense actioner on a space freighter bound for Earth carrying a very deadly cargo of Cybermen. Tightly paced, refreshingly free of the camp humour that sometimes blighted the show in the 1980s, and with a notable guest turn from Beryl Reid as the ship's captain, Earthshock is one of the Doctor's finest adventures. Overlook a few gaping plot holes and by the end they simply won't matter; when the final credits roll in silence the effect is as powerful now as it was shocking to audiences back in 1981. If only Star Trek: The Next Generation had done the same to Wesley Crusher! On the DVD: Doctor Who: Earthshock is presented in the original broadcast 4:3 with a near flawless picture, though the source videotape does show just the occasional sign of damage. The mono sound is excellent. The extras begin with a strong 32-minute documentary, more retrospective than making-of. Then comes the commentary, with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding (Tegan), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa) and Matthew Waterhouse (Adric), which like so many Who commentaries is both informative and wonderful fun. Both commentary and the episodes have optional subtitles. Other options include detailed on-screen information titles, an isolated musical score, and the ability to watch with selected effects shots replaced with new computer graphics. There's a scored, five-minute photo gallery that even includes a shot from the recording of the commentary, a pointless assemblage of the seven minutes of footage shot on film, and a three-minute clip montage set to a dreadful techno reworking of the title theme to celebrate the show's 40th anniversary. Much more interesting is a 10-minute section from arts review Did You See? looking back on the show's aliens, and including clips from Earthshock, while the very brief Episode 5 is a hilarious new animation. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Dragon Ball Z Season 3 [DVD] Dragon Ball Z Season 3 | DVD | (01/10/2012) from £18.98  |  Saving you £16.01 (45.80%)  |  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...

  • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century The Complete Series [Blu-ray] Buck Rogers in the 25th Century The Complete Series | Blu Ray | (02/04/2018) from £39.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    A loose adaptation of a novelette by author Peter Handke, this early effort from director Wim Wenders follows penalized goalie as he makes his way through the city after missing penalty kick and getting suspended from a game.

  • Doctor Who - The Movie [Blu-ray] Doctor Who - The Movie | Blu Ray | (19/09/2016) from £8.29  |  Saving you £11.70 (58.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Made to re-launch television's most famous time traveller, Doctor Who: The Movie is an expensive feature-length episode which attempts to continue the classic series and work as a stand-alone film. Transporting the remains of the Master, Sylvester McCoy's Seventh Doctor is diverted to San Francisco in 1999. Regenerating in the form of Paul McGann, the Doctor gains a new companion in heart surgeon Dr Grace Holloway (Daphne Ashbrook) and must stop the Master from destroying the world. All of which might have been fine, had not the most eccentrically British of programmes been almost entirely assimilated by the requirements of American network broadcasting. Matthew Jacobs' screenplay is literally nonsense, dependent on arbitrary, unexplained events while introducing numerous elements that contradict established Doctor Who mythology. The Tardis is re-imagined as a bizarre pre-Raphaelite/Gothic folly, while the Doctor, now half-human, becomes romantically involved with his lady companion. From the West Coast setting to metallic CGI morphing, from the look of Eric Roberts as the Master to a motorcycle/truck freeway chase, director Geoffrey Sax borrows freely from James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Doctor Who fans should feel relieved this travesty was not successful enough to lead to lead to a series, though McGann himself does have the potential to make a fine Doctor. This is the slightly more violent US TV edit, rather than the cut version previously released on video. On the DVD: There are two BBC trailers and a Fox promo "introducing the Doctor" to American audiences. The interview section features Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Eric Roberts, Daphne Ashbrook, director Geoffrey Sax and executive producer Philip Segal, twice. The main interviews are on-set promotional sound-bites. However, Segal's second interview was filmed in 2001 and finds him spending 10 minutes explaining why the programme turned out as it did, and coming very close to apologising for it. He also offers a two-minute tour of the new Tardis set. Alongside a gallery of 50 promotional stills is a four-minute compilation of behind-the-scenes "making of" footage. There are alternative versions of two scenes, though the "Puccini!" scene is so short as to be pointless. As usual with Doctor Who DVDs there are optional production subtitles and these offer a wealth of background information. Four songs used in the film are available as separate audio tracks, and John Debney's musical score can be listened to in isolation. Finally there is a commentary track by Geoffrey Sax, which contains some interesting material but does tend to state the obvious a lot. The sound is very strong stereo and the 4:3 picture is excellent with only the slightest grain. --Gary S Dalkin

  • PREDATOR 4K UHD+BD - ZAVVI STEELBOOK EXC [Blu-ray] PREDATOR 4K UHD+BD - ZAVVI STEELBOOK EXC | Blu Ray | (06/08/2018) from £39.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Predator BD: Predators: Sneak Peek Predator: Evolution Of A Species: Hunters Of Extreme Perfection Commentary By Director John Mctiernan Text Commentary By Film Historian Eric Lichtenfeld If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It: The Making Of Predator Inside The Predator Special Effects Camouflage Tests Short Takes Deleted Scenes And Outtakes Theatrical Trailers Photo Gallery Predator Profiles Predator UHD: Commentary By Director John Mctiernan Text Commentary By Film Historian Eric Lichtenfeld

  • Metropolis [Reconstructed & Restored] (Masters of Cinema) [Blu-ray] Metropolis (Masters of Cinema) | Blu Ray | (22/11/2010) from £12.49  |  Saving you £6.50 (34.20%)  |  RRP £18.99

    With its dizzying depiction of a futuristic cityscape and alluring female robot Metropolis is among the most famous of all German films and the mother of sci-fi cinema (an influence on Blade Runner and Star Wars among countless other films). Directed by the legendary Fritz Lang (M Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse The Big Heat etc.) its jaw-dropping production values iconic imagery and modernist grandeur - it was described by Luis Bu'uel as a captivating symphony of movement - remain as powerful as ever. Drawing on - and defining - classic sci-fi themes Metropolis depicts a dystopian future in which society is thoroughly divided in two: while anonymous workers conduct their endless drudgery below ground their rulers enjoy a decadent life of leisure and luxury. When Freder (Gustav Fr''hlich) ventures into the depths in search of the beautiful Maria (Brigitte Helm in her debut role) plans of rebellion are revealed and a Mariareplica robot is programmed by mad inventor Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) and master of Metropolis Joh Fredersen (Alfred Abel) to incite the workers into a self-destructive riot. A Holy Grail among film finds Metropolis is presented here in a newly reconstructed and restored version as lavish and spectacular as ever thanks to the painstaking archival work of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung and the discovery of 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world. Lang's enduring epic can finally be seen - for the first time in 83 years - as the director originally intended and as seen by German cinema-goers in 1927.

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