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Fame | DVD | (22/09/2003)
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This early effort by director Alan Parker is lively but jagged as it follows four students through their years in the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. Rather predictably, the kids fall into four clearly defined stereotypes: brazen, gay and hypersensitive, prickly, shy. Fame makes up for a disjointed presentation with a lot of heart and a great soundtrack (for which it won two Academy Awards). The hopes and disappointments, failures and successes of these teens are fodder for emotional scenes and exuberant dancing in the streets. It also turned out to be the first of many imitators and spawned a popular television series. (It was the breakout film for the short-lived feature-film career of Irene Cara, who sang the title song.) --Rochelle O'Gorman
The First World War In Colour | DVD | (01/09/2003)
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World War I in Colour is a Channel 5 documentary (6 x 50-minute episodes) made with the cooperation of the Imperial War Museum, designed to make the Great War come alive for a 21st-century audience. The events of 1914-18 are authoritatively narrated by Kenneth Branagh, who presents the military and political overview, while interviews with historians add different perspectives. The human cost is conveyed by moving interviews with the now very elderly survivors, and by extracts from letters and memoirs. All aspects of the war, on land, sea and air are covered in separate programmes. In theory the series continues the heritage of ITV's The Second World War in Colour (1999) and Britain at War in Colour (2000), and with 75 per cent of the material never shown on television before there is every reason to watch. The crucial difference between this and the WWII programmes is that the Great War wasn't filmed in colour, and the footage has been computer colourised. The programme-makers argue the conflict itself was in colour--but however realistic the digital processing, it still feels inauthentic and historically a distortion. Worse still is their destroying the original compositions by cropping the top and bottom of the material to fit widescreen TVs. The result is a potentially excellent series badly presented, best watched with the colour turned off. Even then it cannot compete with the BBC's 26-part The Great War (1964), still one of the finest documentaries ever made. On the DVD: World War I in Colour is presented on two discs with three episodes on each disc. The modern interview clips look and sound immaculate, while the historical footage varies from very poor to quite good. Even so, the picture resolution is not helped by discarding a third of the original images and stretching what remains to widescreen. The budget spent on colourisation would have been better used to restore the often very scratchy black-and-white film, and to pay for an orchestra to rerecord the score, which is realised with a clichéd palette of preset electronic samples. Both DVDs reproduce the same general background facts, timeline and 20 biographies as static text screens. Disc One has a 15-minute behind-the-scenes feature in which producer Philip Nugus and director Jonathan Martin justify the colourisation. Disc Two offers Tactics & Strategy, which at 52 minutes amounts to a whole seventh programme, mixing archive footage with new computer graphics to illustrate in detail 13 specific aspects of the conflict. Presented in 4:3 ratio this is the most creative, original and rewarding part of the entire package. --Gary S Dalkin
Auschwitz - The Nazis And The Final Solution | DVD | (14/02/2005)
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Auschwitz: the site of the largest mass murder in the history of the world. However few know the true and surprising history of this most infamous place nor how it fitted into the Nazis' overall plan for the mass extermination of the Jews what was termed 'Final Solution'. For Auschwitz via its destructive dynamism became both a microcosm of the Nazi State and the logical consequence of Hitler's warped view of the world. Combining rare archive footage CGI illustrations of the c
Frozen Planet - The Complete Series | DVD | (08/12/2011)
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Narrated by Sir David Attenborough and from the award-winning team behind Planet Earth & Blue Planet comes the ultimate portrait of the earth's Polar regions.The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wildernesses on Earth. The scale and beauty of the scenery and the sheer power of the elements - the weather, the ocean and the ice - is unmatched anywhere else on our planet. Yet these harsh environments are teeming with life: home to iconic animals from polar bears to emperor penguins and from killer whales to wandering albatrosses.Using the latest camera technology to film on land, from the air, underwater and below the ice caps, Frozen Planet follows their fascinating lives throughout the seasons as they struggle to survive. With spectacular polar landscapes and amazing animal behaviour, often filmed for the first time, it captures the drama of an extreme natural world.With both Poles under grave threat from climate change, this extraordinary series may be the last chance to witness these great wildernesses before they change forever.
British Pathé News - A Year To Remember 1968 | DVD | (24/06/2013)
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This Dvd Is Brand New & Sealed - 2013 - Another Dvd Is Now Becoming Very Collectible & Sought After. This Dvd Is In Stock And Will Be Posted From The UK - Region 0
David Attenborough: Life Story | DVD | (01/12/2014)
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Narrated by David Attenborough Life Story takes us on the greatest of all adventures &ndash; the journey through life. For animals there is just one goal in life &ndash; to continue their bloodline in the form of offspring. They are an animal&rsquo;s legacy for the future. The story of their journey is about hope facing danger actions of breath-taking boldness extraordinary behaviours and ultimately success against the odds. This spectacular series follows that journey through its six crucial stages: taking their first steps in the world growing up finding a home gaining power winning a mate and succeeding as a parent. Life Story brings a new level of story-telling to the landmark genre creating an experience that is both intimate and intense. We follow the struggles and triumphs of individual animals drawing the viewer into their worlds to sense the danger the challenges and the decisions they must face. Special Features: Interview with Sir David Attenborough Making of Life Story Featurettes
Joe and Caspar Hit The Road | DVD | (23/11/2015)
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg decided to go outside... 7 days, 1000 miles, 1 brain cell.
John Lennon - Imagine | DVD | (14/11/2005)
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Narrated by Lennon himself the release of this revealing and personal documentary is timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the performer's untimely death (December 8 1980). Imagine: John Lennon was created with the cooperation of Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and produced by multi-award winning producer David L. Wolper and critically-acclaimed documentarian Andrew Solt (partners on This is Elvis). Backed by a monumental 36-tune sound track the film draws from a treasure trove o
Meru | DVD | (07/03/2016)
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In the high-stakes game of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. It's a deadly route that has seen more failed attempts by elite climbing teams over the past 30 Years than any other ascent in the Himalayas. When Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk attempted the 21,000ft climb they suffered set back after set back including dwindling supplies, 10 feet snow storms and sub-zero temperatures. Beaten back even when inches from the summit, heartbroken and totally defeated, Anker, Chin and Ozturk face up to some extraordinary challenges that makes Meru a unique story of friendship, sacrifice, hope and obsession. In the high-stakes game of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. It's a deadly route that has seen more failed attempts by elite climbing teams over the past 30 Years than any other ascent in the Himalayas. When Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk attempted the 21,000ft climb they suffered set back after set back including dwindling supplies, 10 feet snow storms and sub-zero temperatures. Beaten back even when inches from the summit, heartbroken and totally defeated, Anker, Chin and Ozturk face up to some extraordinary challenges that makes Meru a unique story of friendship, sacrifice, hope and obsession.
Micky Flanagan's Detour de France | DVD | (24/11/2014)
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Micky is going on a Jolly Up! They went there to cycle - but decided to have a laugh instead... There are two kinds of men in this world - those that use maps and Micky Flanagan. Join Micky and bricky Noel on a detour through France quite unlike any other you've seen before.: Unicycling Clowns cat-phobic jesters a chicken that looks like Boris Johnson gypsies cross-dressing nudism and cosmic wine - it's all here - in a hilarious bromance that see's Micky take on his greatest challenge yet...the French! This DVD includes the four episodes broadcast on Sky 1 plus a whole exclusive episode including all the best bits they just couldn't show on the telly. Includes extra exclusive episode too bleu for TV featuring all the best bits that they just couldn't show on the telly!
Bowling For Columbine | DVD | (01/05/2013)
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An Oscar-winning documentary based around a 1999 massacre at an American High School in Colorado, Bowling for Columbine is filmmaker Michael Moore's take on the culture of firearms violence that is, apparently, peculiar to the USA. Significantly, this is no detective investigation into the psychology and motives of the two students who randomly opened fire on their classmates, killing 12 of them--Moore regards such particulars as practically irrelevant--rather, it's an attempt to counter the moral panic and right-wing diagnoses that followed the massacre, with the likes of rock star Marilyn Manson blamed by some. Using a mixture of roving interviews, statistics, historical documentary footage, cartoon animation and the set-ups familiar to fans of his TV Nation series, Moore teases out appalling truths about gun proliferation in America. He's able to obtain a rifle by opening a bank account and shows that the bullets used in the Columbine massacre were still available at KMart--until he confronts their management with victims of the shootings. But it's not just gun proliferation that's the problem. Canada, Moore discovers, is similarly rife with firearms yet has a far lower murder rate. The problem with the US, Moore believes, is an irrational climate of fear that has driven the country to reactionary extremes since the days of the pioneers, persuading citizens that they need to be armed to the teeth. In a film short on lowlights, the highlight is Moore's confrontation with NRA President Charlton Heston. Moore's deceptively genial, shambling, regular American dude appearance (as well as his NRA membership) wins Heston's confidence and Moore teases from the actor an inadvertently racist slip of the tongue, before turning up the heat, at which point Heston terminates the interview. In this moment, the sort of anger Moore demonstrated at the 2003 Academy Awards ceremony surfaces briefly as he brandishes a picture of a gunshot victim to the retreating Heston. Funny, shrewd, righteous, hard to deny, Bowling for Columbine is uncomfortable and irresistible filmmaking. --David Stubbs
North Face | DVD | (18/01/2010)
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Summer 1936. Bearing the expectations of a nation and their Fuhrer two climbers set out to be the first to conquer the last great problem of the Alps. But soon their ascent becomes a race for survival threatened by injury and storms of unimaginable fury. Before long their quest becomes a pusle-pounding race against both time and the awesome forces of nature. Shot through with scenes of gut-wrenching peril rivaling those of Touching The Void Northface is a powerful breathtaking tale of human endurance on a terrifying landscape; towering over 1 800m the North Face has claimed over 60 lives and earned itself the grimly appropriate nickname: the murder wall.
Inside Job | DVD | (13/06/2011)
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As he did with the occupation of Iraq in No End in Sight, Charles Ferguson shines a light on the global financial crisis in Inside Job. Accompanied by narration from Matt Damon, Ferguson begins and ends in Iceland, a flourishing country that gave American-style banking a try--and paid the price. Then he looks at the spectacular rise and cataclysmic fall of deregulation in the United States. Unlike Alex Gibney's fiscal films, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Casino Jack, Ferguson builds his narrative around dozens of players, interviewing authors, bank managers, government ministers, and even a psychotherapist, who speaks to a culture that encourages Gordon Gekko-like behavior, but the number of those who declined to comment, like Alan Greenspan, is even larger. Though the director isn't as combative as Michael Moore, he asks tough questions and elicits squirms from several participants, notably former Treasury secretary David McCormick and Columbia dean Glenn Hubbard, George W. Bush's economic adviser. Their reactions are understandable, since the borders between Wall Street, Washington, and the Ivy League dissolved years ago; it's hard to know who to trust when conflicts of interest run rampant. If Ferguson takes Reagan and Bush to task for tax cuts that benefit the wealthy, he criticizes Clinton for encouraging derivatives and Obama for failing to deliver on the promise of reform. And in the category of unlikely heroes: former governor Eliot Spitzer, who fought against fraud as New York's attorney general (he's the subject of Gibney's documentary Client 9). --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Man on Wire | DVD | (26/12/2008)
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A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring but illegal high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974 what some consider the artistic crime of the century.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Series 1 | DVD | (09/09/2003)
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All five feature-length spinoffs from the classic 1960s spy series 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E'. With weapons in hand - and tongues in cheek - agents Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) carry out the bidding of U.N.C.L.E. chief Alexander Waverly (Leo G. Carroll). Guest stars include Joan Crawford, Rip Torn, Herbert Lom, Telly Savalas, Terry-Thomas, John Carradine and Leslie Nielson. Films are: 'The Spy With No Face', 'One Spy Too Many', 'Karate Killers', 'Helicopter ...
X-Files - I Want To Believe (1-Disc Edition) | DVD | (24/11/2008)
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The supernatural thriller is a stand-alone story in the tradition of some of the show's most acclaimed and beloved episodes and takes the always-complicated relationship between Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson) in unexpected directions. Mulder continues his unshakable quest for the truth and Scully the passionate ferociously intelligent physician remains inextricably tied to Mulder's pursuits.
Davina Intense | DVD | (10/12/2012)
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Davina Intense is a whole new way of training. It's all based on the principle of High Intensity Training, meaning you work out for shorter periods of time at a higher intensity. It's all about getting the heart rate up really high for short bursts, which is great for fitness, toning and Davina's all time favourite - fat burning! There are three short main routines. Intense Cardio Box, Intense Toning and Intense Abs.
Roger Waters: The Wall | DVD | (16/11/2015)
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"Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in Roger Waters The Wall, a concert film that goes well beyond the stage. Based on the groundbreaking concept album, Roger Waters The Wall could be called a concept film: it’ s a state-of-the-art show that dazzles the senses, combined with an intensely personal road trip that deals with the loss Roger has felt throughout his life due to war. On stage and now on film, Waters has channelled his convictions into his art and his music. With Roger Waters The Wall, Waters – together with his fellow musicians and his creative collaborators – brings audiences an exultant ride of a rock and roll concert, and delivers an unforgettable, deeply emotional experience. Bonus Features "TIME LAPSES (10m 38s ) A VISIT TO FRANK THOMPSON (4m 55s) " Click Images to Enlarge
Million Pound Note | DVD | (21/05/2007)
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Two old, bored and fabulously wealthy brothers, Roderick and Olivier Montpelier, strike up a cruel wager. They draw up a currency note worth £1 million. Roderick believes it would be quite useless for any poor but honest man to use. Oliver however believes that just by possessing the note and never cashing it - any man could live like a lord. To find out who is right, the two old millionaires pick on Henry Adams (Gregory Peck), a young and impoverished American hopelessly adrift in London. Will the £1 million pound note change his life for the better or the worse? This classic, sparkling comedy - an updated version of the riotous short story by Mark Twain sees Gregory Peck giving one of his finest performances aided and abetted by a distinguished cast which includes Joyce Grenfell and Wilfrid Hyde White.
Ronaldo | DVD | (09/11/2015)
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Ronaldo: Filmed over 14 months with unprecedented access into the inner circle of the man and the sport, this is the first official and fully authorised film of one of the most celebrated figures in football. For the first time ever, the world gets vividly candid and un-paralleled, behind-closed-doors access to the footballer, father, family-man and friend in this moving & fascinating documentary. Through in-depth conversations, state of the art football footage and never before seen archival footage, the film gives an astonishing insight into the sporting and personal life of triple Ballon D'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo at the peak of his career. From the makers of ?Senna' and ?Amy', Ronaldo takes audiences on an intimate and revealing journey of what it's like to live as an iconic athlete in the eye of the storm.