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  • Grease [1978] Grease | DVD | (23/09/2002) from £5.59  |  Saving you £14.40 (72.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Grease was a phenomenal hit with its target teenage audience when it was released in 1977. The songs dominated the pop charts and brought heady success for its lead actors, John Travolta (Danny) and Olivia Newton-John (Sandy) despite the fact that--as with their energetic co-stars--their own teenage years were some way behind them. As they seize the chance to relive their schooldays, their verve and enthusiasm explodes from the screen. The real class, though, comes from Stockard Channing as feisty Rizzo and, in a couple of cameos, wisecracking silver screen actresses from yesteryear Eve Arden and Joan Blondel. Based on the 1972 stage show and adding several new numbers, Grease is at heart a rites-of-passage movie with plenty of feel-good moments and a euphoric buzz. "You're the One That I Want", "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "Summer Nights" became the soundtrack for a generation of high-school students on the cusp of adulthood. Today, it looks like a pastiche of those 1950s Connie Francis rock & roll beach films. But the steady stream of double entendres and knowing body language render it more accessible to the less innocent late 1970s. It's overwhelming nostalgia for anyone in the vicinity of 40. On the DVD: The 25th anniversary special edition of Grease rolls back the years: the 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen presentation transports you instantly back to fifth-form heaven in the local fleapit. The Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound ensures that the songs--ever the staple of MOR radio--complete the nostalgia trip with real zip. The main extra is a short series of fond reminiscences from the actors and director Randal Kleiser, actually filmed for the 20th anniversary. --Piers Ford

  • Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! | DVD | (24/11/2008) from £2.49  |  Saving you £18.10 (82.30%)  |  RRP £21.99

    The delirious sight of Meryl Streep leading a river of multigenerational women singing "Dancing Queen" is one of the high points of Mamma Mia!, the musical built around the songs of the hugely popular pop group ABBA. The plot sets in motion when Sophie (Amanda Seyfried, Mean Girls), daughter of Donna (Streep), sends a letter to three men, inviting them to her wedding--because after reading her mother's diary, she suspects that one of them is her father. When all three arrive at the Greek island where Donna runs a hotel, Donna flips out and finds that passions she thought she'd laid aside are coming back to life. But let's face it, the plot is not the point--it's a ridiculous contrivance that provides an excuse for the characters to sing the massive hits of ABBA. Regrettably, first-time film director Phyllida Lloyd (who directed the original stage production) has drawn over-the-top performances from everyone involved, even Streep; every production number hammers its exuberance into your eyeballs. Which is too bad, because Mamma Mia! is a rarity: A middle-aged love story. The kids start things off, but the story is really about Streep and the three guys (former James Bond Pierce Brosnan, former Mr. Darcy Colin Firth, and Swedish star Stellan Skarsgard), as well as Donna's best friends (Christine Baranski, best known from the TV show Cybill, and Julie Walters, Calendar Girls). It's a romantic comedy aimed at the people who were around when all these songs were new, and that's an age group Hollywood largely ignores. For that alone, Mamma Mia! deserves to find an audience. --Bret Fetzer

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe [1 Disc] The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe | DVD | (03/04/2006) from £4.79  |  Saving you £13.20 (73.40%)  |  RRP £17.99

    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe marks the first live-action directorial effort from New Zealander Andrew Adamson (of the Oscar-winning Shrek and Shrek 2), and stars Tilda Swinton as the White Witch. The film also features the voices of Rupert Everett, Dawn French, Ray Winstone, and Liam Neeson as the voice of Aslan.

  • Brave [DVD] Brave | DVD | (26/11/2012) from £7.94  |  Saving you £12.05 (60.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Pixar Animation Studios, the creator of Toy Story 3, whisks you away on an astonishing adventure to an ancient land full of mystery and tradition. Bursting with heart, unforgettable characters and Pixar's signature humour. Take a heroic journey with Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land. When Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos in the kingdom, she must harness all of her skills and resources - including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers - to undo a beastly curse before it's too late, and discover the meaning of true bravery. Special Features: La Luna The Legend of Mordu Audio Commentary

  • The Italian Job - 40th Anniversary Edition [1969] The Italian Job - 40th Anniversary Edition | DVD | (15/06/2009) from £5.24  |  Saving you £7.75 (59.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Charlie Croker is out of jail and on the make with an ingenious plan for the heist of the century. Aided and abetted by top criminal mastermind Mr. Bridger Charlie sets off with an ace team of villains and three very special minis to lift 000 000 from under the noses of the Turin Polizi. The trouble is with the cops and the Mafia on his tail Charlie finds that grabbing the money is kid's stuff compared to getting away with it... This action packed comedy drama is an all time cult classic of the 60's with the craziest car chase in movie history and an incredible cliff hanger finale The Italian Job is the caper movie to beat them all!

  • Stormbreaker [2006] Stormbreaker | DVD | (13/11/2006) from £4.39  |  Saving you £15.60 (78.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    You're never too young to die! After the death of his uncle the 14-year-old hero is forced by the Special Operations Division of Britain's secret intelligence service MI6 for a mission which will save millions of lives.... Based on the first of the best-selling series of Alex Rider novels by Anthony Horowitz Stormbreaker introduces the reluctant teenage super-spy to cinema audiences.

  • The Golden Compass [2007] The Golden Compass | DVD | (28/04/2008) from £2.43  |  Saving you £17.56 (87.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Based on author Philip Pullman's bestselling and award-winning novel The Golden Compass tells the first story in Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. The Golden Compass is an exciting fantasy adventure set in an alternative world where people's souls manifest themselves as animals talking bears fight wars and Gyptians and witches co-exist. At the center of the story is Lyra a 12-year-old girl who starts out trying to rescue a friend who's been kidnapped by a mysterious organization known as the Gobblers - and winds up on an epic quest to save not only her world but ours as well!

  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters [DVD] Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters | DVD | (09/12/2013) from £5.59  |  Saving you £14.40 (72.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is the eagerly anticipated sequel to the 2010 hit Percy Jackson and The Lightening Thief. And for the first time ever available in 3D too! It continues the adventures of Percy Jackson and his friends as they look for the golden fleece in order to save Camp Half-Blood's magical borders from sinister foes. Based on the popular book franchise.

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 [DVD] How to Train Your Dragon 2 | DVD | (17/11/2014) from £4.49  |  Saving you £15.50 (77.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Animated family adventure 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' sees Toothless and Hiccup fly back on to screens for another fantastical adventure. Taking place five years after the first film the story rejoins the Vikings and dragons as they live harmoniously on Berk enjoying races in the sky. During one of their high-flying games Hiccup and Toothless encounter a herd of wild dragons led by a mysterious Dragon Rider and once again they find themselves fighting to keep the peace in their kingdom.

  • The Count Of Monte Cristo [2002] The Count Of Monte Cristo | DVD | (03/02/2003) from £4.29  |  Saving you £11.70 (73.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Retelling a story that has made it onto the silver screen more than most, this latest adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo makes yet another swashbuckling attempt to win over a new generation of cinema goers. A dashing James Caviezel takes the role of the Count, who is driven by a desire for revenge after being betrayed by his best friend Fernand (played by a dishevelled Guy Pearce) and landed with 16 years of solitary confinement in Chateau D'If, a damp cavernous prison. Thus the scene is set for a good old-fashioned romp. The trouble with this "re-imagining" (to borrow a phrase from Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes) is that it's never quite sure whether to take itself seriously or not. Alexandre Dumas's original story is a traditionally melodramatic tale of deceit and double-crossing, with clear-cut bad guys and a moral lesson to be learned at the end. Here, director Kevin Reynolds appears unsure about whether to stick with tradition or bring the story up to date and turn it into a post-modern play on the old Victorian values and style. When the Count and his heavy-breathing loved one are reunited, their kiss is actually framed as a cameo. Both lead actors are also prone to heavy bouts of overacting, garnishing their performances with exaggerated baroque gestures. Clearly this is a film in which the actors could over-indulge themselves and (almost) get away with it, were it not for the fact that--bar Richard Harris as the "Priest"--none of them seem to have the faintest idea about how to conduct themselves in a period drama. This Count of Monte Cristo will leave the audience a little confused as to whether they should cry along with the story or laugh along with the actors. --Nikki Disney On the DVD: The Count of Monte Cristo on disc offers no escape from the dry drawl of director Kevin Reynolds, who features in almost every element of the extensive extras package. With a shy studio disclaimer before his commentary, he's got a refreshingly frank attitude to explaining a movie's making. Also included are details of the ambitious swordfight choreography, the origins and adaptation of Dumas's classic book and how the sound was developed as well as a behind-the-scenes feature on location. Quite often the footage feels like a tourism promo for Malta. The 5.1 sound mix is superbly utilised (when Reynolds isn't talking) and the transfer (1.85:1) is as pristine as you'd hope and expect. --Paul Tonks

  • Mamma Mia! [Blu-ray] [2008] Mamma Mia! | Blu Ray | (24/11/2008) from £5.59  |  Saving you £-0.59 (-11.80%)  |  RRP £5

    The delirious sight of Meryl Streep leading a river of multigenerational women singing "Dancing Queen" is one of the high points of Mamma Mia!, the musical built around the songs of the hugely popular pop group ABBA. The plot sets in motion when Sophie (Amanda Seyfried, Mean Girls), daughter of Donna (Streep), sends a letter to three men, inviting them to her wedding--because after reading her mother's diary, she suspects that one of them is her father. When all three arrive at the Greek island where Donna runs a hotel, Donna flips out and finds that passions she thought she'd laid aside are coming back to life. But let's face it, the plot is not the point--it's a ridiculous contrivance that provides an excuse for the characters to sing the massive hits of ABBA. Regrettably, first-time film director Phyllida Lloyd (who directed the original stage production) has drawn over-the-top performances from everyone involved, even Streep; every production number hammers its exuberance into your eyeballs. Which is too bad, because Mamma Mia! is a rarity: A middle-aged love story. The kids start things off, but the story is really about Streep and the three guys (former James Bond Pierce Brosnan, former Mr. Darcy Colin Firth, and Swedish star Stellan Skarsgard), as well as Donna's best friends (Christine Baranski, best known from the TV show Cybill, and Julie Walters, Calendar Girls). It's a romantic comedy aimed at the people who were around when all these songs were new, and that's an age group Hollywood largely ignores. For that alone, Mamma Mia! deserves to find an audience. --Bret Fetzer

  • Grease [Blu-ray] [1978] Grease | Blu Ray | (11/05/2009) from £7.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (60.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    John Travolta solidified his position as the most versatile and magnetic screen presence of the decade in this film version of the smash hit play Grease. Recording star Olivia Newton-John made her American film debut as Sandy Travolta's naive love interest. The impressive supporting cast reads like a who's who in this quintessential musical about the fabulous '50's. Grease is not just a nostalgic look at a simpler decade - it's an energetic and exciting musical homage to the age of rock n'roll!

  • Brave [Blu-ray][Region Free] Brave | Blu Ray | (26/11/2012) from £8.99  |  Saving you £12.51 (52.10%)  |  RRP £23.99

    Pixar Animation Studios, the creator of Toy Story 3, whisks you away on an astonishing adventure to an ancient land full of mystery and tradition. Bursting with heart, unforgettable characters and Pixar's signature humour. Take a heroic journey with Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land. When Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos in the kingdom, she must harness all of her skills and resources - including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers - to undo a beastly curse before it's too late, and discover the meaning of true bravery. Special Features: La Luna The Legend of Mordu Brave Old World Merida and Elinor Bears Brawl in the Hall Wonder Moss Magic Clan Pixar Once Upon a Scene Extended Scenes Audio Commentary

  • Ocean's Thirteen Ocean's Thirteen | DVD | (05/11/2007) from £3.01  |  Saving you £16.98 (84.90%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and his crew of crooks are hatching an even bigger heist....

  • The Italian Job [Blu-ray] [1969] The Italian Job | Blu Ray | (15/06/2009) from £9.49  |  Saving you £10.50 (52.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Charlie Croker is out of jail and on the make with an ingenious plan for the heist of the century. Aided and abetted by top criminal mastermind Mr. Bridger Charlie sets off with an ace team of villains and three very special minis to lift 000 000 from under the noses of the Turin Polizi. The trouble is with the cops and the Mafia on his tail Charlie finds that grabbing the money is kid's stuff compared to getting away with it... This action packed comedy drama is an all time cult classic of the 60's with the craziest car chase in movie history and an incredible cliff hanger finale The Italian Job is the caper movie to beat them all!

  • Inkheart [2008] Inkheart | DVD | (13/04/2009) from £4.72  |  Saving you £15.27 (76.40%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Mo has the special talent to bring characters out of books. One night he brings out three characters from Inkheart a story set in medieval times and filled with magical beings; Capricorn and Basta two villains and Dustfinger a fire-eater. However Mo is kidnapped and its up to his daughter Meggie and her friends to rescue him!

  • A Knight's Tale [2001] A Knight's Tale | DVD | (25/02/2002) from £1.99  |  Saving you £16.40 (82.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    There's no rule against rock anthems from the 1970s in the soundtrack for a movie about a medieval jousting champion, but if you're going to attempt such jarring anachronisms, you'd better establish acceptable ground rules. Writer-director Brian Helgeland does precisely that in A Knight's Tale and pulls off this trick with such giddy aplomb that you can't help but play along. Upon witnessing a crowd of peasants at a jousting match, singing and clapping to the beat of Queen's "We Will Rock You", you're either going to love this movie or dismiss it altogether. Other vintage rock hits will follow, but Helgeland--the Oscar-winning co-writer of LA Confidential--handles this ploy with judicious goodwill, in what is an otherwise honest period piece about a peasant named William (Heath Ledger) who rises by grit and determination to the hallowed status of knighthood. As if the soundtrack weren't audacious enough, Helgeland (recovering from the sour experience of his directorial debut, Payback) casts none other than Geoffrey Chaucer (wonderfully played by Paul Bettany) as William's cohort and match announcer, along with William's pals Roland (Mark Addy) and Wat (Alan Tudyk), and feisty blacksmith Kate (Laura Fraser). Of course there must be a fair maiden, and she is Jocelyn (newcomer Shannyn Sossamon), with whom William falls in love while battling the nefarious Count Adhemar (Rufus Sewell) on the European jousting circuit. Add to this an inspiring father-son reunion, Ledger's undeniable charisma, a perfect supporting cast, and enough joyful energy to rejuvenate the film's formulaic plot, and A Knight's Tale becomes that most pleasant of movie surprises--an unlikely winner that rises up, like its hero, to exceed all expectations. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.comOn the DVD: From "The Rock Music Scene in 1370" to "You Never Know What You'll Find in a Czech Prop House", this disc doesn't scrimp on the special features. Offering a wealth of information regarding the making of this $41million film, from the jousting (which many of the actors actually performed) to justification for the rock soundtrack and Audrey Hepburn-esque dresses in Medieval Europe. Along with these mini-documentaries, (most lasting for only five minutes) there's a mini interview with the new heartthrob of Hollywood, Heath Ledger and a great selection of deleted scenes. The commentary--by director Brian Helgeland and Paul Bettany (who plays Chaucer in the film)--is a lively and enjoyable romp that makes it clear that the cast and crew bonded on set. The disc comes with a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack to improve the "raucous rock" and an anamorphic 2.35:1 aspect ratio to bring the "modernised medieval mood" to life. --Nikki Disney

  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief [DVD] Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief | DVD | (04/06/2012) from £4.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Trouble-prone teen Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out school - but that's the least of his problems. The gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters seem to have walked out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology texts and into his life - and they're not happy. Zeus' lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, Percy and his friends must embark on a cross-country adventure to catch the true thief, save Percy's family, and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves.

  • Jurassic Park [1993] Jurassic Park | DVD | (28/11/2005) from £5.59  |  Saving you £10.40 (65.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Multimillionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) has a plan for a spectacular new theme park: a secluded island where visitors can observe actual dinosaurs. With the latest development in DNA technology scientists can clone brachiosaurs tricerotops velociraptors and a Tyrannosaurus Rex using the blood preserved in amber from insects that bit the dinosaurs long ago. Paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) a

  • Eight Below [2006] Eight Below | DVD | (04/09/2006) from £4.29  |  Saving you £11.70 (73.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    8 Below is the thrilling tale of incredible friendship between eight amazing sled dogs and their guide Jerry (Paul Walker). Stranded in Antarctica during the most unforgiving winter on the planet Jerry's beloved sled dogs must learn to survive together until Jerry - who will stop at nothing - rescues them. Driven by unwavering bonds of friendship enormous belief in one another and tremendous courage Jerry and the dogs make an incredible journey to reunite in this triumphant and inspiring action-adventure the whole family will treasure.

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