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Macbeth | DVD | (27/05/2002)
from £4.99 | Saving you £15.00 (75.00%) | RRP
Roman Polanski's adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth remains one of the most infamous for a number of reasons: the copious amounts of bloody gore, its expert use of location settings (filmed in North Wales) and Lady Macbeth's nude sleepwalking scene. Despite its notoriety, though, this does remain one of the more compelling film adaptations of the Scottish tragedy, if one of the more pessimistic takes on the story of Macbeth and his overreaching ambition. If you think the play is normally a bit of a downer, you haven't seen Polanski's bleak version of it, made in reaction to the murder of his wife, Sharon Tate, by the Manson "family". Jon Finch (Hitchcock's Frenzy) is a forceful Macbeth, bringing out the Scot's warrior instincts, and Francesca Annis is a memorable Lady Macbeth but the main thrust of the film belongs to Polanski's and noted British playwright and critic Kenneth Tynan's take on the play: extremely violent, nihilistic and visceral; this is down-in-the-dirt, no-holds-barred Shakespeare, not fussy costume drama. Pay close attention to the end, a silent coda that puts a chilling twist on all the action that has come beforehand and foreshadows more tragedy to come. --Mark Englehart
The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad | DVD | (01/08/2005)
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A spectacular adventure set in mysterious ancient lands inhabited by incredible creatures and monsters. Sinbad - Prince of Baghdad and legendary sailor - finds an intriguing map and sets sail for the previously uncharted island of Lemuria with a beautiful slave girl Margianna and the Grand Vizier of the land of Marabia in an adventure that sees Sinbad explore uncharted waters and do battle with the evil Prince Koura and many mythical beasts.
Judge John Deed - Series 1 And Pilot | DVD | (08/05/2006)
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Deed is a high-court judge who's made it to the top through sheer determination and character without the help of the old boys network. Hating all things archaic and bureaucratic his passion for justice and his maverick approach attract as many supporters as they do detractors. His humanity and success in and out of court make him a hero figure to some but an enemy to others... Episodes Comprise: 1. Pilot 2. Rough Justice 3. Duty Of Care 4. Appropriate Response 5. Hidden
The Scarlet Pimpernel - A King's Ransom | DVD | (13/11/2013)
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In this final film of the series The Scarlet Pimpernel is drawn into a mystery which threatens to destroy the French monarchy forever whilst putting his own life in grave danger. The heir to the French throne 10 year old Dauphin is under the control of Robespierre but is kidnapped by a sinister masked character. As Sir Percy gets close to witnesses who might identify the Dauphin's kidnapper they are killed before they can reveal the truth. However all the signs point to the legend