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  • The Matrix Reloaded [2003] The Matrix Reloaded | DVD | (10/10/2003) from £2.08  |  Saving you £8.76 (62.60%)  |  RRP £13.99

    The Matrix Reloaded delivers added amounts of everything that the first film had, with the exception of surprises. We see more of the "real world" in the "last human city" of Zion and we go back to the 1999-look urban virtual reality of the Matrix for more encounters with artificially-intelligent baddies and--the real reason you've turned up--a lot more martial arts superheroics. The downside is that this is just part one of a two-pack of sequels, with Revolutions required to tie up the story and sort out a great deal of plot confusion. There are other problems: none of the stars have much good material to work with outside the fights and stunts, which makes the film sorely miss the mix of science fiction thrills and character interplay of the original instalment. However, the Wachowski Brothers still deliver more than enough stand-alone instant classic action sequences to make you ignore their duff script: in particular, Reeves and Hugo Weaving square off in a rumble that gets dicey, as more and more identical Weavings come out of the woodwork to pile on the lone hero; and a full quarter of an hour is devoted to a chase through the Matrix that lets Laurence Fishburne shoulder the heroic business. A last-reel encounter with a virtual God, the architect of the Matrix, finally delivers some major plot advances, but the scene is so brilliantly shot and designed--with Reeves framed against a wall of TV screens that show multiple versions of himself--that it's easy to be distracted by the decor and miss the point of what's being said. --Kim Newman On the DVD: The Matrix Reloaded two-disc set amazingly has very little in-depth stuff on this physically impressive movie; there's not even a commentary track. Perhaps the Wachowski Brothers want to keep their enigmatic aura, or perhaps there's a better DVD coming after the trilogy ends? Best here is the 30-minute feature on the incredible freeway chase: here you get the inside scoop on how the titanic 12-minute sequence was put together. There's plenty of material on the second disc, but it's just filler, with the actors talking about how great it is to work again with the Matrix team and plenty of quick edits of explosions and other "cool" things. There's a segment on product placement, 30 minutes on how the video game was created and the MTV Movie Awards parody. The features feel more like pre-movie hype than post-film deconstruction. Dolby 5.1 sound is suitably spectacular--but there's no DTS option--and the super-wide 2.40:1 picture is, of course, pin-sharp, bringing out all the lavish detail and highlighting the contrast between the green-hued Matrix and the grimy grey real world. --Doug Thomas

  • The A-Team - Series 2 [DVD] The A-Team - Series 2 | DVD | (21/06/2010) from £10.00  |  Saving you £24.99 (71.40%)  |  RRP £34.99

    In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today still wanted by the government they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem if no one else can help and if you can find them maybe you can hire the A-Team! Featuring all 23 episodes from season 2! Episodes comprise: 1. Diamonds 'n' Dust 2. Recipe for Heavy Bread 3. The Only Church in Town 4. Bad Time on the Border 5. When You Comin' Back Range Rider? (1) 6. When You Comin' Back Range Rider? (2) 7. The Taxicab Wars 8. Labor Pains 9. There's Always a Catch 10. Water Water Everywhere 11. Steel 12. The White Ballot 13. The Maltese Cow 14. In Plane Sight 15. The Battle of Bel-Air 16. Say It With Bullets 17. Pure-Dee Poison 18. It's a Desert Out There 19. Chopping Spree 20. Harder Than it Looks 21. Deadly Maneuvers 22. Semi-Friendly Persuasion 23. Curtain Call

  • Hunted - Season 1 [DVD] Hunted - Season 1 | DVD | (26/11/2012) from £4.23  |  Saving you £25.76 (85.90%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Meet Sam. A spy for hire. A ruthless operative. A determined hunter. And herself hunted by a hidden enemy more brutal and dogged than any she's ever known. Sam has been running from her past her entire life. But when she returns to her job at Byzantium following a near fatal attempt on her life, she will discover the only way to escape that past... is to confront it. Trapped in an intricate web of suspense and paranoia, Sam must discover who wants her dead at the same time as completing her mission for Byzantium before it is too late.

  • X-Men - The Cerebro Collection (7 Films Box Set) [Blu-ray] X-Men - The Cerebro Collection (7 Films Box Set) | Blu Ray | (10/11/2014) from £14.95  |  Saving you £55.04 (78.60%)  |  RRP £69.99

    X-Men Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary powers - the result of unique genetic mutations. Under the tutelage of Professor X (Patrick Stewart) the outcasts learn to harness their powers and must now protect mankind from the evil Magneto (Ian McKellen). This first chapter of the X-Men saga features an all-star cast including Hugh Jackman Halle Berry Anna Paquin and Rebecca Romijn. X-Men 2 Hatred and distrust brew between human and mutantkind. An unprovoked mutant attack on the President gives General William Stryker (Brian Cox) his long-awaited opportunity to wage all-out war against the mutants. A war that would leave only one race victorious. Xavier (Patrick Stewart) Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) Storm (Halle Berry) and the other X-Men must unite with their old adversary Magneto (Ian McKellen) to prevent a devastating confrontation that could destroy everyone on the planet. In X-Men 2 acclaimed director Bryan Singer delivers state-of-the-art special effects explosive action and one twist after another. X-Men 2 takes excitement to the Xtreme! X-Men: The Last Stand The third installment in the X-Men films: The divide between humans and mutants has gotten to a crucial point when a cure to irradiate mutations is found. Pushing patience to the limit in the mutant community the line has been drawn and Professor X needs to decide which path to follow. X-Men Origins: Wolverine Beastly badass Wolverine (Jackman) is a member of elite military squadron Team X. But when he tries to leave violence behind to become a family man he finds his past catching up with him in brutal fashion - not least his carnage-loving half-brother Sabretooth (Schreiber). X-Men: First Class See how it all began in this thrilling first chapter of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr became Professor X and Magneto they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were enemies they were the closest of friends and gathered an elite team of mutants to form the X-Men in an attempt to prevent World War 3! The Wolverine This stand-alone epic-action adventure set in modern day Japan reveals the untold story of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) the most iconic character from the X-Men universe and evolves the character saga to new levels of depth intensity and visceral action. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle than will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality emerging more powerful than ever before. X-Men Days of Future Past The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

  • Die Hard Quadrilogy - Die Hard/Die Hard 2/Die Hard With A Vengence/Die Hard 4.0 Die Hard Quadrilogy - Die Hard/Die Hard 2/Die Hard With A Vengence/Die Hard 4.0 | DVD | (29/10/2007) from £6.97  |  Saving you £28.02 (80.10%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Now joined by a hit fourth instalment, the Die Hard Quadrilogy is, bluntly, an essential set for any self-respecting fan of action cinema. The gold, of course, is the original Die Hard, a flat-out five star classic pretty much without equal. Introducing Bruce Willis' John McClane as an ordinary guy in an extraordinary situation, it's littered with great lines, great characters, and genre-defining moments. Plus, in Alan Rickman, it has one of the finest cinematic villains of the past few decades. Die Hard 2: Die Harder inevitably dilutes matters, this time switching the action to Washington's Dulles International Airport. But with Willis and a good number of characters returning from the original, it's a fun--if at times brutal--ride, that scores highly in the entertainment stakes. Die Hard: With A Vengeance, the third film in the series, pretty much strips away the bulk of the supporting cast, and replaces them with the not-significant figure of Samuel L Jackson. It changes the dynamic of the film into a buddy-buddy movie, albeit a good one. And again, it's a ride that's hard not to enjoy, with Jeremy Irons giving good measure as McClane's chief foe. Finally, Die Hard 4.0 is a real surprise. Given the fact that it arrived over a decade after the third film, it finds Willis and relative newcomer Justin Long shouldering an entertaining, old fashioned action film, that papers over its occasional cracks by asking its lead actor to ramp things up a gear when necessary. And watching John McClane do what he does--even when any hint of reality is thrown out of the window near the end--is endlessly entertaining. So while none of the sequels have matched the peerless original, the Die Hard Quadrilogy nonetheless delivers one classic, and three very enjoyable action movies. And you can't argue with that kind of hit rate. Always, always bet on McClane... --Simon Brew

  • Harry Potter - The Complete 8-Film Collection [Blu-ray] [2011][Region Free] Harry Potter - The Complete 8-Film Collection | Blu Ray | (02/12/2011) from £9.95  |  Saving you £25.00 (45.50%)  |  RRP £54.99

    From the first spell to the final battle! The entire eight-film Harry Potter collection is now available for you to own.Join Harry, Hermione and Ron from their first year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone all the way through to Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2. In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort.It all starts and ends here.Titles Comprise:Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone (2001)Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (2002)Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (2004)Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (2005)Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007)Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (2009)Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

  • XXX [2002] XXX | DVD | (29/08/2005) from £6.48  |  Saving you £18.51 (74.10%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Featuring both the big-budget high-octane action-thrillers in the XXX series. XXX(Triple X): A new brand of secret agent: this 'Xtreme' edition features an addtional 8 minutes of new content not seen in theatrical version! This amped action drama stars Vin Diesel as Xander (aka Triple X) a rebellious extreme sports star with a mission to defy authority and create anarchy. In the dramatic opening scene of the movie Xander pulls an outrageous series of stunts with the help

  • Left Behind: Box Set [DVD] Left Behind: Box Set | DVD | (06/04/2015) from £10.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (45.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Own all three action-packed films from the popular Left Behind series in this new collection. Featuring “Left Behind: The Movie” “Left Behind: Tribulation Force” and “Left Behind: World at War”. Left Behind: The Movie (2000) The Biblical prophecy of Armageddon begins when the Rapture instantly takes all believers in Christ from the Earth. A reporter left behind learns that the Anti-Christ will soon take power. Left Behind: Tribulation Force (2002) After the Rapture and the revealing of the identity of the Antichrist a group of converts form the Tribulation Force a secret society with the sole purpose of converting non-believers to Christianity. Left Behind: World at War The world falls into chaos as the anti-Christ Nicolae Carpathia uses his new-found powers as head of the world government to bring war and plague on every nation. The American president teams with the Tribulation Force to try and stop him.

  • Death Race Trilogy [Blu-ray] [2008][Region Free] Death Race Trilogy | Blu Ray | (04/02/2013) from £9.98  |  Saving you £15.01 (60.10%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The complete high-octane, ultra-violent Death Race trilogy with monster cars, machine guns, and bone crunching crashes. These action-packed explosive movies will have you gripping your seat at every twist and turn. Welcome to the most evil spectator sport on Earth... Welcome to Death Race. Special Features: Death Race: Feature Commentary Picture in Picture Warden's Angle Elevated Angle Feature Angle Frank's Interior Angle Ground Angle Joe's Interior Angle Pit Crew Angle Behind the Wheel: Dissecting the Stunts Start Your Engines: Making a Deathrace Death Race 2: Feature Commentary Deleted Scenes Deleted Shots Montage The Race Begins: The Evolution of Death Race Cheating Death: The Stunts of Death Race 2 Fast Cars and Firearms: The Cars of Death Race 2 Death Race: Inferno: Feature Commentary Deleted Scenes Deleted Shots Montage Alternate Opening The Making of Death Race: Inferno Racing for Death Art Imitating Life: Goldberg

  • 24 Season 1-8 plus Redemption [DVD] 24 Season 1-8 plus Redemption | DVD | (08/11/2010) from £52.69  |  Saving you £192.30 (78.50%)  |  RRP £244.99

    Season 1: The first episode begins at midnight on the day of the California Presidential Primary. Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) heads up the government's Counter-Terrorist Unit. He discovers that there's going to be an assassination attempt on Senator Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) an African-American presidential candidate. Bauer faces a battle against the clock to avert disaster. The series follows several characters as they live through a day that none of them will forget. For Kimberly (Elisha Cuthbert) a night on the town takes an unexpected turn. Teri (Leslie Hope) sets out to find Kimberly and encounters more danger than she ever imagined possible. Senator Palmer unaware there's going to be an attempt on his life faces the threat of a long buried scandal resurfacing. Meanwhile Jack with help from his Chief-of-Staff Nina Myers (Sarah Clarke) is charged with the responsibility of stopping the assassination. But who can he trust when it appears a rogue element inside the Agency is in on the hit? Season 2: Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) race to prevent a nuclear bomb being detonated by terrorists in Los Angeles in the second season of 24. Season 3: When the head of a Mexican drug cartel is imprisoned by Jack Bauer (Sutherland) a plot ensues to blackmail the US Government with the threat of a released bio-weapon that will kill millions to ensure his release. With Palmer seeking re-election to a second term will Jack survive this day? Season 4: 18 months after day 3 CTU has a new leader Erin Driscoll a steely government agent who made firing Jack one of her first priorities. After the explosion of a commuter train Jack who is now working for Secretary of Defense James Heller and also is romantically involved with Heller's married daughter Audrey Raines suddenly finds himself heading back to CTU for a meeting with Driscoll. Jack believes that the train explosion is a prelude for bigger things to come... Season 5: 18 months have passed since the events of Day 4. With the exception of David Palmer Tony Almeida Michelle Dessler and Chloe O'Brian the world believes that Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is dead... Jack is in fact living under the name of Frank Flynn and conceals his identity by taking a manual job on an oil rig. However when President Logan is placed at the centre of a labyrinthine conspiracy involving the signing of a vital U.S. - Russian arms treaty Jack is forced back into action! Season 6: Season 6 picks up 20 months after last season's shocking season finale when Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) was captured by Chinese government agents - battered bloodied and header for points unknown. Wayne Palmer (DB Woodside) is now the President of the United States. After a series of horrific terrorist attacks Palmer and his team of advisors begin an unthinkable nail-biting day. Season 7: The eagerly anticipated Season 7 starts with Jack being forced to stand trial for human rights violations after returning from Africa but he is soon drafted back into action when terrorists threaten America's national security by taking control of its communication systems. As Bauer sets out to uncover who is behind the menacing plot he discovers an old friend he believed to be dead could be involved. Season 8: Amidst the shadows of the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations President Allison Taylor negotiates international security with Omar Hassan a determined Middle Eastern leader visiting the U.S. As the new day begins an upgraded CTU operates under the command of M.B.A.-schooled razor-sharp head honcho Brian Hastings.

  • Chuck Norris Collection - Missing In Action/Code Of Silence/Lone Wolf McQuade Chuck Norris Collection - Missing In Action/Code Of Silence/Lone Wolf McQuade | DVD | (04/12/2006) from £7.09  |  Saving you £17.90 (71.60%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Code of Silence (Dir. Andrew Davis 1985): Chuck Norris plays Det. Eddie Cusack a tough Chicago cop who battles two opposing mob gangs in this fast-paced police actioner. Norris is asked to rectify the situation when the daughter of an underworld Don is used as a pawn in an escalating drug war. Complete with dazzling martial arts action and incredible stunts! Lone Wolf McQuade (Dir. Steve Carver 1983): Chuck Norris is Lone Wolf McQuade a legendary Texas Ranger feared by outlaws and respected by other lawmen. When McQuade uncovers a gun smuggling operation led by an American gangster the action explodes with McQuade wreaking havoc on all those who come between him and the law... Missing In Action (Dir. Joseph Zito 1984): American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam - and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering fast-paced action-adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris. Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW camp Special Forces Colonel James Braddock (Norris) is on a mission to locate and save remaining MIAs. Aided by a beautiful State Department official (Lenore Kasdorf) and a former Army buddy (M. Emmet Walsh) Braddock amasses top-secret information and state-of-the-art weaponry. Now this one-man army is prepared to blast his way into Vietnam...but will he be able to blast his way back out?

  • Men in Black I-III -- Standard Version (Blu-ray + UV Copy)[Region Free] Men in Black I-III -- Standard Version (Blu-ray + UV Copy) | Blu Ray | (05/11/2012) from £12.00  |  Saving you £26.99 (69.20%)  |  RRP £38.99

    Men in Black They are the best kept secret in the Universe. Working for a highly-funded yet unofficial government agency 'K' (Tommy Lee Jones) and 'J' (Will Smith) are the Men in Black providers of immigration services and regulators of all things alien on earth. They are your best last and only line of defence. They work in secret and dress in black... they are the Men in Black - protecting the earth from the scum of the Universe... Men in Black 2 Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith are back in black as the scum-fighting super-agents Kay and Jay – regulators of all things alien on planet Earth. Their latest mission: to save the world from a total intergalactic disaster! When a renegade Kylothian monster disguised as a lingerie model threatens the survival of the human race the boys of the MIB get the call to step up and get busy. With their headquarters under siege and time running out Agents Kay and Jay enlist the help of Frank the Pug and a posse of hard-living worms to help them kick some seriously sexy alien butt! Men in Black 3 In Men in Black 3 Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black but nothing not even aliens perplexes him as much as his wry reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him – secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner the agency and the future of humankind.

  • The Jensen Code - The Complete Series [DVD] The Jensen Code - The Complete Series | DVD | (18/05/2009) from £8.48  |  Saving you £11.51 (57.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Sixteen-year-old Terry Connor is sent, along with a few of his friends, to an Outward Bound centre. On his first day at the centre Terry is taken pot-holing by the senior instructor, Alex. All goes well until, at 100 feet underground, Alex goes to search for the torch that Terry has dropped.Hours pass, and, to Terry's astonishment, when Alex finally returns he has no recollection whatever of having been absent. Terry suspects something sinister is taking place - it is surely no coincidence that there is a secret Ministry of Defence establishment nearby. But just how deeply his curiosity will involve him in dangerous matters becomes clear when he learns the truth about the 'Jensen Code'...The Jensen Code was a highly unusual children's thriller series, written by Carey Harrison (author son of actor Rex Harrison), and starring David (Dai) Bradley, the BAFTA-winning young star of Kes, as the teenager who unwittingly uncovers a terrifying space-age espionage project. This complete 13-part series, rarely seen since its original transmission in 1973, is released here for the first time in any format. Originally made in colour, The Jensen Code now exists only as black and white telerecordings made for overseas sales, the full colour episodes having been junked many years ago.

  • The Lone Gunmen - Season 1 The Lone Gunmen - Season 1 | DVD | (30/01/2006) from £9.95  |  Saving you £30.04 (75.10%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Their missions aren't impossible. They just make them look that way... From Chris Carter creator of the X-Files! The computer-hacking conspiracy-exposing Lone Gunmen are always looking for that next big government cover-up that would bring their newsletter 'The Lone Gunman' national attention. Whether in their secret underground office or in the back of their old VW bus this bumbling and often socially inept trio is routinely derided by their peers. Now wit

  • King Kong [2005] King Kong | DVD | (10/04/2006) from £4.25  |  Saving you £19.94 (79.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Movies don't come any bigger than Peter Jackson's King Kong, a three-hour remake of the 1933 classic that marries breathtaking visual prowess with a surprising emotional depth.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Two Disc Theatrical Edition) [2002] The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Two Disc Theatrical Edition) | DVD | (26/08/2003) from £3.89  |  Saving you £11.10 (74.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    With The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the focus of Tolkien's epic story moves from the fantastic to the mythic, from magic and monsters towards men and their deeds, as the expanding panorama of Middle-earth introduces us to the Viking-like Riders of Rohan and the men of Gondor. Which is not to say that Peter Jackson's three-hour second instalment doesn't have its fair share of amazing new creatures--here we meet Wargs, Oliphaunts and winged Nazgul, to name three--just that the film is concerned more with myth-making on a heroic scale than the wide-eyed wonder of The Fellowship of the Ring. There's no time for recapitulation, as a host of new characters are introduced in rapid succession. In Rohan we meet the initially moribund King Theoden (Bernard Hill); his treacherous advisor Grima Wormtongue (Brad Dourif); his feisty niece Eowyn (Miranda Otto); and his strong-willed nephew Eomer (Karl Urban). Faramir (David Wenham), brother of Boromir, is the other principal human addition to the cast. The hobbits, though, encounter the two most remarkable new characters, both of whom are digitally generated: in Fangorn Forest, Merry and Pippin are literally carried away by Treebeard, a dignified old Ent; while Frodo and Sam capture the duplicitous Gollum, whose fate is inextricably intertwined with that of the Ring. The film stands or falls with Gollum. If the characterisation had gone the way of Jar Jar Binks, The Two Towers would have been ruined, notwithstanding all the spectacle and grandeur of the rest. But Gollum is a triumph, a tribute both to the computer animators and the motion-captured performance of Andy Serkis: his "dialogues", delivered theatre-like direct to the audience, are a masterstroke. Here and elsewhere Jackson is unafraid to make changes to the story line, bringing Frodo and Sam to Osgiliath, for example, or tipping Aragorn over a cliff. Yet the director's deft touch always seems to add not detract from Tolkien's vision. Just three among many examples: Aragorn's poignant dreams of Arwen (Liv Tyler); Gimli's comic repartee even in the heat of battle; and the wickedly effective siege weapons of the Uruk-Hai (which signify both Saruman's mastery and his perversion of technology). The climactic confrontation at Helm's Deep contains images the like of which have simply never been seen on film before. Almost unimaginably, there's so much more still to come in the Return of the King. On the DVD: The Two Towers two-disc set, like the Fellowship before it, features the theatrical version of the movie on the first disc, in glorious 2.35:1 widescreen, accompanied by Dolby 5.1 or Dolby Stereo sound options. As before, commentaries and the really in-depth features are held back for the extended four-disc version. Such as they are, all the extras are reserved for Disc Two. The 14-minute documentary On the Set is a run-of-the-mill publicity preview for the movie; more substantial is the 43-minute Return to Middle-Earth, another promotional feature, which at least has plenty of input from cast and crew. Much more interesting are the briefer pieces, notably: Sean Astin's charming silent short The Long and the Short of It, plus an amusing making-of featurette; a teaser trailer for the extended DVD release; and a tantalising 12-minute sneak peek at Return of the King, introduced by Peter Jackson, in which he declares nonchalantly that "Helm's Deep was just an opening skirmish"! --Mark Walker

  • Dark Angel - Season 2 [2001] Dark Angel - Season 2 | DVD | (02/06/2003) from £8.69  |  Saving you £31.30 (78.30%)  |  RRP £39.99

    The second and last series of Dark Angel, the inventive James Cameron show about mutants during a future Depression, has some real strengths, as well as having one or two bad ideas that partly explain its much-regretted cancellation. Among the strengths are Alex, the thoroughly unreliable mutant charmer whose flirtations with heroine Max complicate her doomed love for Logan, the crippled newshound whom she cannot now even touch--she has been infected with a deadly virus tailored specifically to kill him. The distrust this sows between the doomed couple does not always avoid soap opera clichés, but often produces fine performances, especially from Jessica Alba as Max. On the down side, John Savage's memorably ambiguous villain Lydeker from Series 1 (who is alternately the mutants' nemesis and their protector), disappears to be replaced by the melodramatically sinister Agent White. White appears to be just a shoot-to-kill operative of the state but turns out to be another sort of superhuman, a product of an occultist breeding programme going back to the dawn of history. After White's first ruthless killing, Max's reluctance to use deadly force is tested to near implausible limits. The show ends with a rousing and moving finale, "Freak Nation", in which a theme often neglected in this final year--Max's relationship with her fellow couriers at Jam Pony--reaches a powerful climax. On the DVD: Dark Angel's Series 2 release is ungenerous with special features, giving us an interesting but short documentary in which James Cameron, producer Charles Eglee and various designers describe how they created this rundown future Seattle with a mixture of location shots, set dressing and CGI, as well as a preview of the Dark Angel game. --Roz Kaveney

  • Clint Eastwood Red Tag Boxset [DVD] Clint Eastwood Red Tag Boxset | DVD | (15/09/2008) from £10.98  |  Saving you £5.01 (31.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A Fistful of DollarsThe First of the Spaghetti Westerns, A Fistful of Dollars became an instant cult hit. It also launched the film careers of Italian Writer/Director Sergio Leone, and a little known American television actor named Clint Eastwood. As the lean, cold-eyed cobra-quick gunfighter - Clint became the first of the 'anti heroes'. The cynical, enigmatic loner with a clouded past is the same character Eastwood fans have been savouring ever since. A fistful of Dollars is the western taken to the extreme - with unremitting violence, gritty realism and tongue-in-check humour. Leone's direction is taut and stylish, and the visuals are striking - from the breathtaking panoramas (in Spain) to the extreme close-ups of quivering lips and darting eyes before the shoot-out begins. And all are accented by renowned film composer Ennio morricone's quickly, haunting score. For a Few Dollars MoreClient Eastwood had proven so successful in his first foray into European Westerns with A Fistful of Dollars that a follow up sequel was inevitable. Superbly scripted by Luciano Vincenzoni, featuring an unforgettable alliance between ruthless gun-slingers Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef, For a Few Dollars More tells the tale of a ruthless quest to track down the notorious bandit El Indio played by Gian Maria Volonte. The film is also noted for its array of weaponry, a veritable arsenal of rifles that become so startlingly influential in future westerns. Sergio Leone's direction is both violent and operatic and Ennio Morricone's atmospheric score keeps the tension taut as the action moves from jail breaks and holds up to spectacular gun battles. The Good, The Bad and The UglyThe Good, The Bad and The Ugly, written by Age-Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni and Sergio Leone is the third and last Western in Clint Eastwood's spaghetti trilogy. Director Sergio Leone subtitles for the upright puritan Protestant ethos, so familiar in Hollywood westerns, a seedy cynical standpoint towards death and morality, as a team of brutal bandits battle to unearth a fortune buried beneath an unmarked grave. Joining Clint War, filmed to resemble to the French battlefields of World War One, to end in the climatic Dance of death. Arguably the quintessential Italian Western, this 1966 film boasts a fine Ennio Morricoe score featuring a main theme that reached No.1 in the worlds pop charts. Hang 'em HighThey riddled him with bullets. They strung him up. They left him to die. But they made two fatal mistakes, they hung the wrong man... and they didn't finish the job. In his first American-made western, Clint Eastwood indelibly carves his niche as the quintessential tough guy - cool-headed, iron-willed and unrelenting in the pursuit of revenge. Oklahoma, 1873. Jed Cooper (Eastwood), mistaken for a rustler and killer, is lynched on the spot by crooked lawman Captain Wilson and a rampaging band of vigilantes. But as Wilson and his gang flee the scene, there's one very important detail they've overlooked: Cooper is still alive! Out for justice - and vengeance - Cooper takes on the job of deputy marshal... and, one by one, tracks down the nine men who 'done him wrong'.

  • Die Hard: Legacy Collection (Films 1-5) [DVD] [1988] Die Hard: Legacy Collection (Films 1-5) | DVD | (02/09/2013) from £10.98  |  Saving you £14.01 (56.10%)  |  RRP £24.99

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