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  • The Invasion [HD DVD] [2007] The Invasion | HD DVD | (17/03/2008) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £27.99

    The Invasion deserves a second chance on DVD. This ambitious sci-fi thriller represents a flawed yet worthy attempt to bring contemporary vitality to Jack Finney's classic science fiction novel, previously filmed as Don Siegel's 1956 classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Philip Kaufman's suspenseful 1978 remake, and Abel Ferrara's highly underrated Body Snatchers from 1994. And while those earlier films are superior in many respects, The Invasion is not without strengths of its own, particularly for those who prefer action and suspense. Unfortunately these strengths were compromised by the unpredictable misfortunes of production: Original director Oliver Hirschbiegel (hired on the strength of Downfall) was eventually replaced by James McTiegue (V for Vendetta), and the Wachowski Brothers (of Matrix trilogy fame) added high-octane action sequences to the original screenplay by David Kajganich. Perhaps the movie had a curse on it (star Nicole Kidman was almost seriously injured in a stunt-car mishap during last-minute re-shoots), but it's really just a matter of disparate ingredients that don't always fit together, resulting in a slick-looking film that can't decide if it's a sci-fi mystery, action thriller, or political allegory. It tries too hard to be all things at once. Despite this, Kidman rises to the occasion with a solid performance as Carol, a Washington, D.C. psychiatrist who's convinced (with the help of costars Daniel Craig and Jeffrey Wright) that a flu-like virus is spreading throughout the population, its alien spores turning victims into soulless "pod people"... only in this case without the pods. The idea is that you'll be fine if you don't fall asleep, and especially if you don't let anyone sneeze or vomit on you. (There's a lot of vomiting; don't say you weren't warned.) With a crashing space shuttle to deliver the alien threat, cute tyke Jackson Bond as Carol's threatened son, and a nod to Kaufman's film with a small role for Veronica Cartwright, The Invasion will surely fare better on DVD than it did in theaters. If nothing else, it proves the timeless relevance of Finney's original premise, which continues to inspire a multitude of variations. --Jeff Shannon

  • Children Of Men [HD DVD] [2006] Children Of Men | HD DVD | (07/05/2007) from £6.00  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £24.99

    No children. No future. No hope. In a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind... Based on the novel by P.D. James.

  • The Chronicles Of Riddick [HD DVD] [2004] The Chronicles Of Riddick | HD DVD | (19/03/2007) from £6.00  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Vin Diesel (XXX The Fast and the Furious) stars in this electrifying special-effects-fuelled action spectacular featuring 15 minutes additional footage! After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds this lone reluctant hero will emerge as humanity's champion - and the last hope for a universe on the edge of annihilation. Powered by groundbreaking visual effects and pulse-pounding thrill-a-minute action!

  • Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream [HD DVD] Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream | HD DVD | (01/10/2007) from £14.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    A Midsummer Night's Dream- Ballet in Two Acts and Six Scenes.

  • Stardust [HD DVD] [2007] Stardust | HD DVD | (25/02/2008) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £24.99

  • Pitch Black [HD DVD] [2000] Pitch Black | HD DVD | (12/11/2007) from £4.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The daylight can burn you but the darkness will kill you. From the mind of the writer of 'The Fugitive' comes the pulse-pounding sci-fi thriller 'Pitch Black'. Experience the psychological terror when a group of marooned passengers must face a pack of terrifying creatures whose only weakness is the light. With little power and dwindling numbers the doomed passengers turn to a vicious convict (Vin Diesel) with an appetite for destruction and eerie eyes that can guide them through the darkness.

  • Lady In The Water [HD DVD] [2006] Lady In The Water | HD DVD | (26/02/2007) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Time is running out for a happy ending. Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep (Giamatti) rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.

  • Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake [HD DVD] [2007] Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake | HD DVD | (02/04/2007) from £25.83  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £29.99

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