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  • The Boys in Company C [DVD] The Boys in Company C | DVD | (17/01/2011) from £9.49  |  Saving you £3.50 (26.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Recognised as the inspiration for Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket Boys of Company C is a high-end member of the cannon of classic battle-field movies and a frighteningly realistic critique of the pointlessness and corruption universally associated with the US/Vietnam war. Boys of Company C follows the lives of five nave young Marine inductees from their training in boot camp through a tour in Vietnam that quickly devolves into a hellish nightmare. Disheartened by futile combat appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they can defeat a rival soccer team they can spend the rest of their tour playing exhibition games behind the lines. But as they might have predicted nothing in Vietnam is as simple as it seems.

  • Snake Eyes [1998] Snake Eyes | DVD | (05/02/2001) from £3.35  |  Saving you £12.64 (79.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Brian De Palma's 1998 thriller is largely an exercise in airing out his orchestral, oversized visual style (think of his Blowout, Body Double or Raising Cain) for the heck of it. The far-fetched story featuresNicolasCage as a crooked police detective attending a championship boxing match at which the Secretary of Defence is assassinated. The unfortunate Secretary's right-hand man (Gary Sinise) happens to be Cage's old friend, a fact that complicates the cop's efforts to reconstruct the crime from conflicting accounts--a directorial strategy bearing similarities to Kurosawa's Rashomon. The outrageousness of the scenario essentially gives DePalma permission to construct a baroque cathedral of spectacular camera stunts, which (he well knows) are inevitably more interesting than the hoary conspiracy plot. (The opening scene alone, which runs on for a number of minutes and consists of one, unbroken shot that moves in from the street, following Cage up and down stairs and in and out of rooms until finally ending ringside at the match, is breathtaking.) The shifting points of view--based on the contradictory statements of witnesses--also give De Palma licence to get creative with camera angles and scene rearrangements. The script bogs down in the third act but De Palma is just revving up for a big, operatic finish that is absolutely gratuitous but undeniably impressive. Yes, it's style over substance in Snake Eyes but what style you're talking about.--Tom Keogh

  • A Hill In Korea [1956] A Hill In Korea | DVD | (22/06/2009) from £9.79  |  Saving you £6.20 (38.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A Hill In Korea follows the expeditions of a British army patrol which travels by cover of night as they target an enemy village.

  • The Gladiator [1986] The Gladiator | DVD | (04/03/2002) from £4.92  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £2.99

    Los Angeles which lives by the automobile has begun to die by it. A homicidal maniac the Skull has been terrorizing the city killing motorists at random with his death car. But when Rick's little brother is killed Rick becomes part Guardian Angel part crusader and part warrior with one thing on his mind - revenge.

  • Gladiator [2007] Gladiator | DVD | (02/04/2007) from £1.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £3.99

    When master-mechanic Rick loses a brother at the hands of a crazy motorist he makes a vow to rid the streets of dangerous drivers once and for all.

  • The Hollywood Action Box Set The Hollywood Action Box Set | DVD | (30/01/2002) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Five great action films in one amazing value box set! Cover Up American bases in Israel are being bombed by a rebel forces. The explosions are just a diversion for a secret plot that may shake the free world to its foundations... The Expert John Lomax a special operations expert finds out that his sister has been murdered. In his attempt to discover the perpetrator he helps the police. However when the killer gets a minor sentence Lomax turns vigilante and decides to take justice into his own hands. Death Ring Ex-Green Beret Matt Collins is kidnapped along with his fiance Lauren Sadler by crazed hunter extraordinaire Danton Vachs. Every year Vachs holds a contest where people can purchase the right to hunt down and kill a human being. This time Collins is to be the hunted. Collins is turned loose on an uncharted island and four killers set out to find and kill him. The Gladiator Los Angeles which lives by the automobile has begun to die by it. A homicidal maniac the Skull has been terrorizing the city killing motorists at random with his death car. But when Rick's little brother is killed Rick becomes part Guardian Angel part crusader and part warrior with one thing on his mind: revenge... Expect No Mercy Federal Service Agent Justin Vanier has been assigned to infiltrate the Virtual Arts Academy in search of another operative Eric. In this high-tech facility controlled by Warbeck a new generation of assassins trains for actual killings in a virtual reality arena. Penetrating the organization as a new recruit Justin finds Eric and joins forces with the idealistic Vicki. Together they must bring down Warbeck before another assassination is committed. Combatting holographic programs of limitless power Justin and Eric combine their skills to escape the computer generated world and confront Warbeck in an explosive battle where the pain is very real.

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