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  • Pan's Labyrinth [2006] Pan's Labyrinth | DVD | (21/05/2007) from £4.19  |  Saving you £11.80 (73.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Innocence Has A Power Evil Cannot Imagine. Pan's Labyrinth is the story of a young girl that travels with her mother and adoptive father to a rural area up North in Spain 1944 - after Franco's victory. The girl lives in an imaginary world of her own creation and faces the real world with much chagrin. Post-war Fascist repression is at its height in rural Spain and the girl must come to terms with that through a fable of her own.

  • Goodbye Lenin! (2002) Goodbye Lenin! (2002) | DVD | (03/09/2007) from £4.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Much like the Berlin Wall upon which much of the film hinges, Wolfgang Becker's delightful Goodbye Lenin pitches itself halfway between the spartan family theatrics of Thomas Vinterberg's Festen and the verdant sentimentality of Pedro Almodovar's All About My Mother.It's Germany, 1989, and Christiane, a staunch supporter of East Germany's socialist regime, collapses in the street as her son, Alexander, is dragged into the back of a Stasi van amidst the violence and mayhem of a peaceful protest gone wrong. A heart attack leaves Christiane in a coma for 8 tumultuous months in which the Berlin Wall falls and East and West Germany tentatively embrace reunification. Upon her waking, the doctors inform son Alexander and daughter Ariana that the slightest shock is likely to kill their mother - so Alexander hatches a plan, a plan that will see East Germany immortalised within the confines of his mother's bedroom.Alexander, played with suitable intensity by Daniel Bruhl (he looks like Ahston Kuchler, of MTV's Punk'd, but he acts like Spiderman's Tobey Maguire) - is forced to hunt out abandoned jars of Spreewald Pickles, film news stories with his Kubrick-loving buddy explaining the appearance of huge Coca Cola billboards across the street and pay children to pretend to be former pupils of his mother - all to maintain the pretence of the continued existence of East Germany.Striking precisely the right balance between the sour reality experienced by many East Germans (old man Gdanske prowls around the periphery of the movie howling for the bad old days, Alexander and Ariane find themselves cheated out of thousands of Deutschmarks by the bank), and the lightness required to make what is essentially dark material comic, Becker fashions what many consider to be something of a first: a dazzling German comedy.

  • Fame [1980] Fame | DVD | (22/09/2003) from £2.91  |  Saving you £10.40 (74.30%)  |  RRP £13.99

    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

  • Slumdog Millionaire [DVD] Slumdog Millionaire | DVD | (01/06/2009) from £4.00  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Danny Boyle (Sunshine) directed this wildly energetic, Dickensian drama about the desultory life and times of an Indian boy whose bleak, formative experiences lead to an appearance on his country's version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" Jamal (played as a young man by Dev Patel) and his brother are orphaned as children, raising themselves in various slums and crime-ridden neighorhoods and falling in, for a while, with a monstrous gang exploiting children as beggars and prostitutes. Driven by his love for Latika (Freida Pinto), Jamal, while a teen, later goes on a journey to rescue her from the gang's clutches, only to lose her again to another oppressive fate as the lover of a notorious gangster. Running parallel with this dark yet irresistible adventure, told in flashback vignettes, is the almost inexplicable sight of Jamal winning every challenge on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?," a strong showing that leads to a vicious police interrogation. As Jamal explains how he knows the answer to every question on the show as the result of harsh events in his knockabout life, the chaos of his existence gains shape, perspective and soulfulness. The film's violence is offset by a mesmerizing exotica shot and edited with a great whoosh of vitality. Boyle successfully sells the story's most unlikely elements with nods to literary and cinematic conventions that touch an audience's heart more than its head. --Tom Keogh Stills from Slumdog Millionaire (Click for larger image)    

  • If.... (including screenplay - exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) [1968] If.... (including screenplay - exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) | DVD | (23/07/2007) from £4.89  |  Saving you £11.10 (69.40%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Directed by Lindsay Anderson and shot at his own school in Cheltenham If.... is the story of rebellion against autocracy but represents something far darker. Malcolm MacDowell stars as Mick Travis returning to his public boys' school for a new term. Terminally persecuted by the Whips Travis and his non-conformist gang encounter all of the stereotypical traditions of boarding school life. Choosing to ask when we live rather than fitting in to life thrust upon them Travis

  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time The Girl Who Leapt Through Time | DVD | (08/12/2008) from £4.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (72.30%)  |  RRP £17.99

    The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is an animated feature film based on a Japanese novel written by Yasutaka Tsutsui. When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to quite literally leap backwards through time she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However she soon realises that changing the past isn't as simple as it seems and eventually will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future of herself and her friends.

  • Seve: The Movie [DVD] Seve: The Movie | DVD | (20/10/2014) from £2.89  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Dramatic retelling of the life and career of Spanish professional golfer Severiano 'Seve' Ballesteros directed by documentary film-maker John-Paul Davidson. The film shows how Seve grew from a young boy ('Jose Luis Gutierrez ') playing golf on the beaches of his native Spain with a broken 3-iron to a world number one and leading figure in the sport. Told through dramatic re-enactments and previously unseen archive footage, the story follows Seve as he overcomes every hurdle in his journey tow.

  • The Diving Bell And The Butterfly [2007] The Diving Bell And The Butterfly | DVD | (09/06/2008) from £4.79  |  Saving you £15.20 (76.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The Diving Bell And The Butterfly tells the story of Jean-Dominique Bauby - the editor of the fashion magazine 'Elle France ' who at the age of 43 suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body except his left eye. Using his eye to blink out his memoir Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.

  • Under Suspicion [2000] Under Suspicion | DVD | (10/09/2007) from £4.98  |  Saving you £11.01 (68.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A hidden past. A secret life. Witness or suspect? Guilty or innocent? Two men. One night. The police captain on the island of Puerto Rico (Morgan Freeman) interviews a prominent tax attorney and old friend (Gene Hackman) - the witness to one of a shocking series of brutal crimes. But what begins as a cooperative conversation between peers descends into a night of intense interrogation between fierce adversaries.

  • Caramel Caramel | DVD | (08/09/2008) from £3.99  |  Saving you £14.00 (77.80%)  |  RRP £17.99

    In Beirut five women meet regularly in a beauty salon a colourful and sensual microcosm of the city where several generations come into contact talk and confide in each other. Layale loves Rabih but Rabih is married. Nisrine is Muslim and her forthcoming marriage poses a problem: she is no longer a virgin. Rima is tormented by her attraction to women and especially to this lovely client with long hair. Jamale is refusing to grow old. Rose has sacrificed her life to take care of her elderly sister. In the salon their intimate and liberated conversations revolve around men sex and motherhood between haircuts and sugar waxing with caramel.

  • An Inconvenient Truth [2006] An Inconvenient Truth | DVD | (26/12/2006) from £3.00  |  Saving you £16.99 (85.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Mr. Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change. A longtime advocate for the environment Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way. ""Al Gore strips his presentations of politics laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming funny and engaging style and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats gripped by his haunting message "" said Guggenheim. An Inconvenient Truth is not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry to protect the one earth we all share. ""It is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly quickly and wisely "" said Gore.

  • The Kite Runner [2007] The Kite Runner | DVD | (02/06/2008) from £2.49  |  Saving you £17.50 (87.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Based on Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel about Amir a well-to-do Pashtun boy from Afghanistan who is still haunted by the guilt of betraying his childhood friend Hassan son of a family servant. Having lived in California for a number of years Amir returns home to Afghanistan to help Hassan when his son gets into trouble.

  • Kidnapped [DVD] Kidnapped | DVD | (16/04/2012) from £2.69  |  Saving you £10.30 (79.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Three hooded Eastern-European criminals burst into a home in a Madrid gated community, holding the family hostage in its own home, and forcing the father to empty his credit cards.

  • Volver [2006] Volver | DVD | (13/08/2007) from £4.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (68.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Spanish for "coming back," Volver is a return to the all-female format of All About My Mother. Unlike Pedro Almodóvar's previous two pictures, the story revolves around a group of women in Madrid and his native La Mancha. (The cast received a collective best actress award at Cannes.) Raimunda (a zaftig Penélope Cruz) is the engine powering this heartfelt, yet humorous vehicle. When husband Paco (Antonio de la Torre) is murdered, Raimunda makes like Mildred Pierce to deflect attention away from daughter Paula (Yohana Cobo). After telling everyone the lout has left, she struggles to conceal his body. The other women in her life all have secrets of their own. Her sister, Sole (Lola Dueñas), for instance, has taken in their mother, Irene (a sprightly Carmen Maura). Since Irene perished in a fire, is this person a ghost or simply a woman who looks like her? Then there's their childhood friend, Agustina (Blanca Portillo), who is desperate to find out why her mother disappeared after the blaze. Was she responsible? Almodóvar deftly blends the ghost story with the murder mystery in his tribute to the Italian neo-realist films of the 1950s. The resilient Raimunda is a throwback to the earthy heroines of Sophia Loren and Anna Magnani. The latter appears in Luchino Visconti's Bellissima, which shows up on Sole's television one night (thus confirming the link). If Almodóvar's 16th feature lacks the emotional punch of the more audacious Talk to Her, it's less heavy-handed than Bad Education and Cruz is a revelation. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

  • Tales Of Beatrix Potter [1971] Tales Of Beatrix Potter | DVD | (20/11/2006) from £3.54  |  Saving you £9.45 (72.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Entertaining children's stories danced by the Royal Ballet wearing animal masks. Music by John Lanchbery choreography by Frederick Ashton. The adventures are alive with same energy and passion of the books and feature unheard melodies from British Museum manuscripts recovered and transcribed by composer John Lanchbery. As the characters waltz their way across set to the rhythm of the songs you'll join in with the merriment and hot step with the cast - a must see treat for the entire family.

  • Free Fall [DVD] Free Fall | DVD | (27/01/2014) from £3.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A forbidden love between two police cadets Marc and Kay is at the centre of this brave and uncompromising film. Against the backdrop of intense physical training the men grow close and instantly Marc is drawn to the handsome and charismatic Kay. Marc begins to realise desires he never knew he had as feelings begin to intensify between them. Being a married man and a father to be Marc is torn between his family and his love for Kay. Leading a double life he finds himself in free fall and realises that try as he may he will never be able to make everyone happy. Branded the German Brokeback Mountain Free Fall is an honest and beautiful tale of courage love and acceptance. Special Features: Deleted Scenes

  • City of God [DVD] City of God | DVD | (30/05/2011) from £4.79  |  Saving you £15.20 (76.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Youth gangs took over the slums of Rio de Janeiro during the 1960s and didn't relinquish their stronghold until the mid-1980s. Only a sucker wouldn't have turned to crime and this is exactly how naive teen Rocket (Alexandre Rodrigues) views himself. His attempts in illegal activity fail as he finds potential victims too friendly. Equally unsuccessful in love he regularly fails to lose his virginity. Blood spills throughout the streets of the Cidade de Deus as gang leader Li'l Ze (Douglas Silva) is challenged by local druglords and a gang of pre-teens known as the Runts. Nominated for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2004 Oscars.

  • Café De Flore [DVD] Café De Flore | DVD | (17/09/2012) from £4.25  |  Saving you £11.74 (73.40%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A love story between a man and woman. And between a mother and her son. A mystical and fantastical odyssey on love.

  • Boys on film 6 Pacific Rim [DVD] Boys on film 6 Pacific Rim | DVD | (28/03/2011) from £3.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (68.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Boys On Film goes down under to bring a fresh batch of funny and touching tales courtesy of our Aussie and Kiwi cousins, while from the USA and Hawaii to Singapore via Korea several more stories of men falling in love round out the collection.Rising stars Xavier Samuel and Callan McAuliffe put their own twist on traditional coming out fables in Craig Boreham s second contribution to the Boys On Film library, Drowning and the Berlin Film Festival Crystal Bear winner, Franswa Sharl.Drowning - Dir. Craig Boreham (Australia) 20minsThings are changing for Mik. His world has been turned upside down by the sudden death of his big brother forcing him to redefine his place in his family and the world. The one solid thing in Mik s life is his best friend Dan. But Dan has a new girlfriend...Franswa Sharl - Dir. Hannah Hilliard (Australia) 14minsOn a family holiday to Fiji, twelve year old Greg s creative pursuits fail to amuse his father. Setting out to win back his admiration, he enters himself into a competition with a difference....Tanjong Rhu - Dir. Boo Junfeng (Singapore) 19minsA former military officer makes a film about a man he encountered in Tanjong Rhu, a secluded cruising ground. From up-and-coming Singaporean director Boo Junfeng (of Cannes Critics Week and London Film Festival nominated Sandcastle), this film has gained notoriety in Singapore s discreet gay community.Teddy - Dir. Christopher Banks (New Zealand) 15minsAn earnest Londoner attempts to rekindle an old relationship while on holiday in New Zealand, but a faded old teddy bear from the past ultimately decides his fate.LOVE, 100C - Dir. Kim Jho Kwang-soo (South Korea) 22minsA hearing-impaired boy, Min-so is gay, and he likes his classmate, Ji-seok.One day, Min-so impulsively has sex with a man who works in a public bath, an experience that lends him a new-found confidence, but at a heavy price.My Last Ten Hours With You - Dir. Sophie Hyde (Australia) 15minsAt 6am Jeremy and Mark will go their separate ways. Their last ten hours together over one hot night will be punctuated with friends, fights and frustrations as they wait it out, each dealing with the loss of love in their own way.Ron the Zookeeper - Dir. Darcy Prendergast (Australia) 7minsWith only one male grey panda left in the entire world, Ron the zookeeper is sent in to get a sperm sample, no matter what. Eponymous Aussie artist Darcy Prendergast s first wacky claymation creation (before Mary and Max), Ron The Zookeeper was banned from his graduation premiere!Ajumma! Are You Krazy??? Dir. Brent Anbe (Hawaii, USA) 25minsFuelled by their schoolgirl hormones, three Ajummas , aka Korean soap fanatics - the lovable Judy, Susan the gruff-tough one, and Amy the sassy tart - go on a hilarious journey to try and meet Korean superstar Michael Park by stealing his itinerary, breaking into his hotel room, and sneaking on to his music video set. However, they didn t factor in the competition!

  • Employee Of The Month Employee Of The Month | DVD | (10/09/2007) from £3.99  |  Saving you £14.00 (77.80%)  |  RRP £17.99

    For customers of Super Club the largest high-volume bulk-discount retailer in the country membership has its privileges. For workers at the cavernous store the most coveted honour is the ""Employee of the Month"" award and having one's photo immortalized on the wall of fame in the staff lounge. Enter Zack Bradley and Vince Downey two ultra competitive Super Club workers whose ten years of employment have resulted in drastically different career paths. While Vince - with the aid of his trusty sidekick Jorge - has advanced to become head cashier and winner of 17 consecutive ""E of M"" awards Zack is the ultimate slacker whose scruffy appearance and laid back attitude has made him popular with his colleagues but kept him stuck in the lowly ranks of the store's box boys. The duo's longtime rivalry comes to a bitter head when Amy--a beautiful new cashier with a reputation of only dating ""Employee of the Month"" winners--transfers to the store immediately becoming the object of both Zack and Vince's affection and often comical gamesmanship. While Vince instantly impresses Amy with his crowd pleasing flamboyant style behind his register Zack's feeble attempts to charm his beautiful new co-worker quickly backfire against him. With the race to win Amy's affections slipping away Zack determines his only chance rests in winning the store's next ""Employee of the Month"" award

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