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Harry Potter - Complete 8-Film Collection (2016 Edition) | DVD | (25/07/2016)
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The Complete 8-Film Collection (16-discs): Year 1: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - The magical adventure begins when Harry Potter is to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Year 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Cars fly, trees attack and a mysterious house-elf warns Harry of great danger as he returns for his second year. Year 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Harry must confront soul-sucking Dementors, outsmart a werewolf and learn the truth about the escaped prisoner of Azkaban - Sirius Black. Year 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Harry must overcome a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. Year 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - When few believe that Lord Voldemort has returned, Harry must secretly train his friends for the wizarding war ahead. Year 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both Muggle and wizarding worlds, Harry and Dumbledore work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses. Year 7 - Part 1: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 - Harry, Ron and Hermione set out to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's power - the Horcruxes. On their own and on the run, the three must rely on one another more than ever...but Dark Forces threaten to tear them apart. Year 7 - Part 2: 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 all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.
Game of Thrones - Season 1 | DVD | (05/03/2012)
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Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. King and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men... all will play the Game of Thrones.A new original series based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series. Winter is coming to...
Spooks Series 8 | DVD | (20/09/2010)
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Season 8 of the action packed drama series.
Outlander - Season 1 & 2 Box Set | DVD | (31/10/2016)
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Season 1 Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse, who, in 1946, is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, and immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that splits Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. Season 2 Season 2 of Outlander begins as Claire and Jamie arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, and stopping the battle of Culloden. With the help of his cousin Jared, a local wine merchant, Jamie and Claire are thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful. Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship. However, armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it. Click Images to Enlarge
Only Fools and Horses - Complete Anniversary Box Set | DVD | (05/09/2011)
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Voted Britain's best ever sitcom in millennium polls, Only Fools and Horses has a muddled history on video. This release should make things clearer, containing for the first time the complete fifth series on a double-video. Dating from 1986, the episodes have previously appeared on the compilations Tea for Three and Watching the Girls Go By.Like so much great comedy, pathos lies behind these cleverly scripted, deceptively straightforward tales, continuing the tradition of lovable rogues in BBC sitcoms from Steptoe and Son and Porridge. David Jason's Del Boy dreams of becoming a millionaire, "this time next year", but we know life isn't like that. In "From Prussia with Love", Del, kid-brother Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) and Uncle Albert (Buster Merryfield) replay Three Men and a Baby , while "The Miracle of Peckham" raises the church roof. "The Longest Night" has our trio as prisoners of the world's most useless criminal, while Rodney has an unhappy encounter with a sunbed in "Tea For Three". The gormless one turns unlikely film-maker, resulting in a "Video Nasty", before the series ends with "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?", testing family loyalties when Del is offered the chance of a lifetime. Essentially British and very re-watchable, Only Fools and Horses deserves the description classic comedy. --Gary S. Dalkin
Columbo - Season 1-11 Complete (2011 Repackage) | DVD | (07/11/2011)
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All ten seasons of the American detective drama featuring Peter Falk's now-classic depiction of the trenchcoat-clad detective Columbo. Columbo uses his humble ways and disingenuous demeanour to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.
Game of Thrones - Season 2 | DVD | (04/03/2013)
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The Battle continues in Westeros with feuding families and power hungry rulers. Five Kings vie for a single, all-powerful throne in the all-new season of Game of Thrones - an epic story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honour, conquest and triumph. Season 2 plays out against the backdrop of a fast-approaching winter. In King's Landing, the coveted Iron Throne is occupied by cruel young Joffrey, counseled by his conniving mother Cersei and uncle Tyrion. But the Lannister hold on the Throne is under assault on many fronts. There's Robb Stark, son of the slain Lord of Winterfell, Ned Stark; Daenerys Targaryen, who looks to shore up her depleted power through three newborn dragons; Stannis Baratheon, eldest brother of the late King Robert; and Stannis' brother Renly, who has maintained his own claim since fleeing King's Landing. In the meantime, a new leader is rising among the wildlings North of the Wall, adding new perils for Jon Snow and the Night's Watch. With tensions and treaties, animosity and alliances, Season 2 of Game of Thrones promises to be a thrilling journey through a riveting, unforgettable landscape.
Detectorists - Series 1-3 + '15 Xmas Special Box Set | DVD | (18/12/2017)
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Featuring all three series along with the Christmas Special, Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones are Andy and Lance, two friends who find common ground as part of the Danebury Metal Detecting Club. Their dream is to find a buried treasure that will change their lives. But while they search for the past, they must also deal with the present. Series One finds Andy trying to keep his head above water with his partner Becky (Rachael Stirling), while Lance tries to win back his ex-wife, from the local take-away pizza manager. Both of them face an invasion of their turf by rival detectorists the Antiquisearchers. Series Two takes place a year down the road from where we last left Andy and Lance, both of whom are still tripping over emotional molehills in search of the great ?find'; and the DMDC are on a mission to track down a long-lost WW2 bomber followed closely by ?Simon' and ?Garfunkel.' Series Three sees Andy and Becky moved temporarily into the house of her mother (Diana Rigg) while Lance is trying to kickstart his relationship with a new girlfriend not helped by the re-appearance of his exwife. Meanwhile the friends' search for gold continues as they face challenges old and new.
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series | DVD | (26/10/2015)
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Breaking Bad follows protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife (Anna Gunn) and teenage son (RJ Mitte) who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live. With a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to secure his family's financial security, White chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime and ascends to power in this world. The series explores how a fatal diagnosis such as White's releases a typical man from the daily concerns and constraints of normal society and follows his transformation from mild family man to a kingpin of the drug trade.
The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick - The Complete 18hrs 10 DVD Boxset | DVD | (30/10/2017)
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Friends - Season 1-10 Complete Collection (15th Anniversary) | DVD | (28/09/2009)
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Marvel Studios Collector's Edition Box Set - Phase 1 | Blu Ray | (20/11/2017)
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Iron Man: Suit up for action with Robert Downey Jr. in the ultimate movie adventure, Iron Man! When jet-setting genius-industrialist Tony Stark is captured in enemy territory, he builds a high-tech suit of armour to escape. Now he's on a mission to save the world as a hero who's built, not born, to be unlike any other. Co-starring Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow, it's a fantastic, high-flying journey that's massively entertaining. Incredible Hulk: This explosive, action-packed adventure, in one of the all-time msot popular super hero sagas, unfolds with a cure-in-reach for the world's most primal force of fury: The Incrediblr Hulk. Scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) is living in the shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote. But the warmongers who dream of abusing his powers won't leave him alone - now will his need to be with the only woman he has ever loved, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler). Our brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by the abomination, a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression whos powers match The Hulk's own, and a fight of comic-book proportions ensues, threatening New York City with total destruction! Iron Man 2: Get the ultimate cinematic experience powered by action, humour and supercharged special effects as Robert Downey Jr. returns in Iron Man 2. Now that Tony Stark's Super Hero secret is revealed to the world, he must once again suit up in order to face his most dangerous enemy yet - but not without a few new allies of his own! Thor: The world has many heroes but only one is a god. When the arrogant warrior Thor (Chris Hemsworth, Star Trek) is banished to Earth from his homeworld of Asgard, he must fight to reclaim his lost powers. Pursued by an invasion force sent to destroy him, the fallen God of Thunder must rise to the battle and learn what it takes to become a true hero. Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins also star in this blockbuster adventure critics have called a rousing, entertaining thrill. Captain America: Captain America leads the fight for freedom in the action-packed blockbuster starring Chris Evans as the ultimate weapon against evil! When a terrifying force threatens everyone across the globe, the world's greatest soldier wages war on the evil HYDRA organisation, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving). Critics and audiences alike salute Captain America: The First Avenger as total suspense, action and fun! Avengers Assemble: Marvel Studios makes cinematic history as it unites the Super Hero team of a lifetime. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) assemble together for the first time ever in this epic, action-packed blockbuster - alongside Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Director Joss Whedon creates an unprecedented masterpiece that has become a global phenomenon. Included Extras: 6 Matt Ferguson artcards 6 original theatrical posters Iron Man: Deleted and Extended Scenes (HD) Incredible Hulk: Alternate Opening, The Making of Incredible, Becoming the Hulk, Becoming the Abomination, Anatomy of a Hulk-Out, From Comic Book to Screen, Deleted Scenes, Feature Commentary With Director Louis Leterrier and Tim Roth Iron Man 2: S.H.I.E.L.D. Data Vault: An In-Depth Look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe HD, Commentary by Director Jon Favreau, And More! Thor: Commentary by Director Kenneth Branagh, Road to The Avengers HD, Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant HD, 11 Deleted Scenes HD, 7 Featurettes HD, And More Captain America: Outfitting A Hero HD, The Assembly Begins HD, And More! Avengers Assemble: Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, Marvel One-shot: Item 47, A Visual Journey *BONUS DISC* Click Images to Enlarge ?Phase 1 archives' bonus disc, including Phil Coulson's introductions to each film, the famous ?and Then Shawarma After' featurette, deleted scenes, animatics and more from each film Iron Man - Agent Coulson Intro: Iron Man, Iron Man - Deleted Scenes - Champions, Iron Man - Animatics, Iron Man - Pre-viz, The Incredible Hulk - Agent Coulson Intro: The Incredible Hulk, The Incredible Hulk - Pre-viz, Iron Man 2 - Agent Coulson Intro - Iron Man 2, Iron Man 2 - Deleted Scenes, Iron Man 2 - Animatics, Iron Man 2 - Pre-viz, Thor - Agent Coulson Intro - Thor, Thor - Deleted Scenes, Thor - Animatics, Captain America: The First Avenger - Agent Coulson Intro - Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The First Avenger - Animatics, Avengers Assemble... - Agent Coulson Intro -Avengers Assemble, Avengers Assemble - And Then Shawarma After, Avengers Assemble - Deleted Scenes, Avengers Assemble - Animatics, Avengers Assemble - Pre-viz
Guy Martin's Proper Box Set | DVD | (09/10/2017)
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The nation's favourite Motor biker, Lorry mechanic & Tea-drinker, Guy Martin is back this Christmas with this box set collection of his best work. From racing in the Isle of Man TT races to pedalling over the English Channel on pedal-powered Blimp, Guy is never scared of a challenge and his unique charm endears him to Men, Women, Petrol-heads alike. Whilst this boxset features all 13 of his Speed challenges, it also includes the restoration of a Spitfire, Guy riding the biggest ever Wall of Death a 6-part series into the engineering spirit of the British Industrial revolution and his travels to India & China. It also features Guy's emotional story of the final months of the last flying Vulcan Bomber.
Only Fools and Horses Complete Series 1 - 7 Box Set | DVD | (27/09/2010)
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Only Fools And Horses: Seasons 1 - 7 Box Set
Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (Theatrical Version) | Blu Ray | (06/04/2010)
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This spectacular trilogy - based on J.R.R. Tolkien's phenomenally successful epic novel - is comprised of three of the most successful and critically acclaimed movies ever made. Now available to buy for the first time in eye-popping high definition this is the one box set to rule them all! Finally for the first time all three original theatrical versions of The Lord Of The Rings come alive in high definition Blu-ray! See the epic trilogy the way it was meant to be seen with the complete box set containing The Fellowship Of The Ring The Two Towers and The Return Of The King! The Lord of the Rings Trilogy tells the story of Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) a hobbit who battles against the Dark Lord Sauron to save his world Middle-earth from the grip of evil. In the films Frodo and his fellowship of friends and allies embark on a desperate journey to rid Middle-earth of the source of Sauron's greatest strength the One Ring -- a ring that has the power to enslave the inhabitants of Middle-earth. The trilogy tells tales of extraordinary adventures across the treacherous landscape of Middle-earth and reveals how the power of friendship love and courage can hold the forces of darkness at bay. Beside Wood the films star Ian McKellen Liv Tyler Viggo Mortensen Sean Astin Cate Blanchett John Rhys-Davies Billy Boyd Dominic Monaghan Orlando Bloom Christopher Lee Hugo Weaving featuring Sean Bean and Ian Holm with Andy Serkis as Gollum. The films also star Marton Csokas Craig Parker and Lawrence Makaoare. The Lord Of The Rings - The Fellowship Of The Ring: In a time before history in a place called Middle-earth a dark and powerful lord has brought together the forces of evil to destroy its cultures and enslave all life caught in his path. Sauron's time has come and he needs only one small object - a Ring that has been lost for centuries - to snuff out the light of civilization and cover the world in darkness... The Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers: The fellowship is now divided with Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli (John-Rhys Davies) helping to restore some order to the land of King Theodon (Bernard Hill) whose mind has been poisoned by the machinations of Grima Wormtongue (Brad Dourif). Wormtongue is a secret emissary of wizard Saruman (Christopher Lee) now ready to unleash his army of the night on Middle-Earth. Meanwhile Frodo (Elijah Wood) is falling deeper under the dreaded influence of The Ring as he journeys with Sam (Sean Astin) towards Mordor... The Lord Of The Rings - The Return Of The King: The remnants of the Fellowship marshal their forces for one final attack as Hobbits Sam (Astin) and Frodo (Wood) are led by Gollum to Mount Doom in the hope of destroying the One Ring forever...
Marvel Studios Collector's Edition Box Set Phase 2 | Blu Ray | (20/11/2017)
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Iron Man 3: The studio that brought you Marvel's Avengers Assemble unleashes the best Iron Man adventure yet with this must-own, global phenomenon starring Robert Downey Jr. When Tony Stark/Iron Man finds his entire world reduced to rubble, he must use all his ingenuity to survive, destroy his enemy and somehow protect those he loves. But a soul-searching question haunts him: Does the man make the suit... or does the suit make the man? Thor The Dark World: From the Studio that brought you the #1 Super Hero movie of all time, Marvel Studios' Avengers Assemble, comes another must-own, epic blockbuster starring Chris Hemsworth as The Mighty Thor. Worlds collide when a powerful ancient enemy threatens to plunge the cosmos into eternal darkness. Now, reunited with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), and forced to forge an alliance with his treacherous brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Thor embarks on a perilous personal quest to save both Earth and Asgard from destruction. Captain America: The Winter Soldier: From the Studio that brought you Marvel Studios' Avengers Assemble comes an epic adventure that teams Captain America (Chris Evans) with the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and the Falcon to battle an unexpected and formidable enemy - the Winter Soldier. Expand your Marvel collection as you relive the ultimate battle for the future of mankind. Guardians Of The Galaxy: From Marvel Studios, the studio that brought you Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Avengers Assemble, comes an unlikely new team - the Guardians of the Galaxy. The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands into the cosmos when brash space adventurer Peter Quill steals a mysterious, all-powerful orb. Chased by relentless enemies, he forms an uneasy alliance with a ragtag band of misfits, leading to a desperate battle that will decide the fate of the galaxy. Avengers Age Of Ultron: Marvel Studios unleashes the next global phenomenon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Avengers: Age of Ultron. Good intentions wreak havoc when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) unwittingly creates Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying A.I. monster who vows to achieve world peace via mass extinction. Now Iron Man, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) - alongside Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) - must reassemble to defeat Ultron and save mankind... if they can! This action-packed adventure is a mind-blowing blast! Ant-Man: The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces the newest member of the Avengers: Marvel Studios' Ant-Man. Armed with the amazing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang joins forces with his new mentor Dr. Hank Pym to protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from ruthless villains! With humanity's fate in the balance, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a daring heist against insurmountable odds. Filled with humour, awesome special effects and thrilling bonus features, this action-packed adventure takes you to new levels of pulse-pounding excitement! Included Extras: Iron Man 3: Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, Iron Man 3 Unmasked, Deconstructing The Scene: Attack on Air Force One, Deleted & Extended Scenes, Gag Reel, Exclusive Behind The Scenes Look - Thor: The Dark World, Commentary By Shane Black and Drew Pearce Thor The Dark World: Marvel One Shot: All Hail The King, Featurette - A Brother's Journey: Thor & Loki, Exclusive Look - Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Featurette - Scoring Thor: The Dark World With Brian Tyler, Deleted & Extended Scenes, Gag Reel, Audio Commentary, Extended Celebration Scene, Jane Learns About The Aether, Loki: The First Avenger, Thor and Frigga Discuss Loki, Dark Elves Prepare For Battle Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Commentary by Joe and Anthony Russo, & Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, Gag Reel, Deleted Scenes: In Pursuit of Captain America, Hill and Sitwell Talk Loyalty, Nick Fury's Circle, Widow Reveals Her Past, Featurettes: On the Front Line: Inside Look at Captain America's Battlegrounds, On Set with Anthony Mackie: Cut the Check!, Steve Roger's Notebook Guardians Of The Galaxy: Featurettes: Guide to the galaxy with James Gunn, The Intergalactic visual effects for Guardians of Galaxy, Exclusive look at Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Gag reel, Deleted & extended scenes: Fake laugh, The Kyln will have to do, No, I'm the stupid one, Sisterly love, Dancing guard, Audio commentary with director James Gunn Avengers Age Of Ultron: From The Inside Out - Making Of The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, The Infinite Six, Global Adventure, Deleted & Extended Scenes, Gag Reel, Audio Commentary With Director Joss Whedon Ant-Man: Featurettes - Making Of An Ant-Sized Heist: A How To Guide, Featurettes - Let's Go To The Macroverse, Featurettes - WHIH News Front, Deleted & Extended Scenes - Audio Commentary By Peyton Reed And Paul Rudd, Gag Reel BLU-RAY Bonus Disc Additional Content: Deleted & Extended Scenes, Marvel One-Shot films and Commentary, From Here to Infinity: Phases 2 and 3 of the M.C.U., Tag Scenes: A Making-Of, Screen Test with Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista From Here To Infinity: Phases 2 & 3 Of The M.C.U. Phase 2 Tag Scenes: A Making-Of Gag Reel Marvel One-Shots: The Consultant [Thor] Marvel One-Shots: The Consultant With Audio Commentary By Clark Gregg [Thor] Marvel One-Shots: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor's Hammer [CA: The First Avenger] Marvel One-Shots: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor's Hammer With Audio Commentary By Clark Gregg [CA: The First Avenger] Marvel One-Shots: Item 47 [The Avengers] Marvel One-Shots: Item 47 With Audio Commentary By Louis D'Esposito, Max Hernandez, Titus Welliver And Jesse Bradford [The Avengers] Marvel One-Shots: Agent Carter [Iron Man 3] Marvel One-Shots: Agent Carter With Audio Commentary By Louis D'Esposito And Hayley Atwell [Iron Man 3] Marvel One-Shots: All Hail The King [Thor: TDW] Marvel One-Shots: All Hail The King With Audio Commentary By Drew Pearce And Ben Kingsley [Thor: TDW] Iron Man 3: Deleted Scenes Iron Man 3: Preproduction Creative Thor: The Dark World: Deleted Scenes Thor: The Dark World: Preproduction Creative Captain America: The Winter Solider: Deleted Scene Captain America: The Winter Solider: Deleted Scene With Audio Commentary By Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Preproduction Creative Guardians Of The Galaxy: Deleted Scenes Guardians Of The Galaxy: Preproduction Creative Avengers: Age Of Ultron: Deleted Scenes Avengers: Age Of Ultron: Preproduction Creative: Hulk vs. Hulkbuster Ant-Man: Deleted Scenes, Ant-Man: Preproduction Creative
Dad's Army - Complete Series And Specials | DVD | (29/10/2007)
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All the episodes and Christmas Specials.
The Sopranos - Series 1-6 - Complete | DVD | (08/03/2009)
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This is the first time that all episodes of writer-producer-director David Chase's extraordinary US television series The Sopranos have been brought together in one box set which is a seminal event for any fan of the series. The Sopranos is nominally an urban gangster drama but its true impact strikes closer to home chronicling a dysfunctional suburban family in bold relief. And for protagonist Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) there's the added complexity posed by heading twin families his collegial mob clan and his own nouveau riche brood.
Indiana Jones - The Complete Adventures (Blu-ray Quadrilogy) | Blu Ray | (08/10/2012)
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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark It?s said that the original is the greatest, and there can be no more vivid proof than Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first and indisputably best of the initial three Indiana Jones adventures cooked up by the dream team of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Expectations were high for this 1981 collaboration between the two men, who essentially invented the box office blockbuster with ?70s efforts like Jaws and Star Wars, and Spielberg (who directed) and Lucas (who co-wrote the story and executive produced) didn?t disappoint. This wildly entertaining film has it all: non-stop action, exotic locations, grand spectacle, a hero for the ages, despicable villains, a beautiful love interest, humour, horror? not to mention lots of snakes. And along with all the bits that are so familiar by now--Indy (Harrison Ford) running from the giant boulder in a cave, using his pistol instead of his trusty whip to take out a scimitar-wielding bad guy, facing off with a hissing cobra, and on and on--there?s real resonance in a potent storyline that brings together a profound religious-archaeological icon (the Ark of the Covenant, nothing less than "a radio for speaking to God") and the 20th century?s most infamous criminals (the Nazis). Now that?s entertainment. --Sam Graham Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom It?s hard to imagine that a film with worldwide box office receipts topping US$300 million worldwide could be labeled a disappointment, but some moviegoers considered Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the second installment in Steven Spielberg and George Lucas? 1980s adventure trilogy, to be just that. That doesn?t mean it?s a bad effort; any collaboration between these two cinema giants (Spielberg directed, while Lucas provided the story and was executive producer) is bound to have more than its share of terrific moments, and Temple of Doom is no exception. But in exchanging the very real threat of Nazi Germany for the cartoonish Thuggee cult, it loses some of the heft of its predecessor (Raiders of the Lost Ark); on the other hand, it?s also the darkest and most disturbing of the three films, what with multiple scenes of children enslaved, a heart pulled out of a man?s chest, and the immolation of a sacrificial victim, which makes it less fun than either Raiders or The Last Crusade, notwithstanding a couple of riotous chase scenes and impressively grand sets. Many fans were also less than thrilled with the new love interest, a spoiled, querulous nightclub singer portrayed by Kate Capshaw, but a cute kid sidekick ("Short Round," played by Ke Huy Quan) and, of course, the ever-reliable Harrison Ford as the cynical-but-swashbuckling hero more than make up for that character?s shortcomings. --Sam Graham Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade The third episode in Steven Spielberg's rousing Indiana Jones saga, this film recaptures the best elements of Raiders of the Lost Ark while exploring new territory with wonderfully satisfying results. Indy is back battling the Nazis, who have launched an expedition to uncover the whereabouts of the Holy Grail. And it's not just Indy this time--his father (played with great acerbic wit by Sean Connery, the perfect choice) is also involved in the hunt. Spielberg excels at the kind of extended action sequences that top themselves with virtually every frame; the best one here involves Indy trying to stop a Nazi tank from the outside while his father is being held within. For good measure, Spielberg reveals (among other things) how Indy got his hat, the scar on his chin, and his nickname (in a prologue that features River Phoenix as the young Indiana). --Marshall Fine Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Nearly 20 years after riding his last Crusade, Harrison Ford makes a welcome return as archaeologist/relic hunter Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, an action-packed fourth installment that's, in a nutshell, less memorable than the first three but great nostalgia for fans of the series. Producer George Lucas and screenwriter David Koepp (War of the Worlds) set the film during the cold war, as the Soviets--replacing Nazis as Indy's villains of choice and led by a sword-wielding Cate Blanchett with black bob and sunglasses--are in pursuit of a crystal skull, which has mystical powers related to a city of gold. After escaping from them in a spectacular opening action sequence, Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young greaser (Shia LaBeouf) whose friend--and Indy's colleague--Professor Oxley (John Hurt) has been captured for his knowledge of the skull's whereabouts. Whatever secrets the skull holds are tertiary; its reveal is the weakest part of the movie, as the CGI effects that inevitably accompany it feel jarring next to the boulder-rolling world of Indy audiences knew and loved. There's plenty of comedy, delightful stunts--ants play a deadly role here--and the return of Raiders love interest Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, once shrill but now softened, giving her ex-love bemused glances and eye-rolls as he huffs his way to save the day. Which brings us to Ford: bullwhip still in hand, he's a little creakier, a lot grayer, but still twice the action hero of anyone in film today. With all the anticipation and hype leading up to the film's release, perhaps no reunion is sweeter than that of Ford with the role that fits him as snugly as that fedora hat. --Ellen A. Kim
'allo 'allo: The Complete Series 1-9 | DVD | (02/11/2015)
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The complete series of the BBC comedy.