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Harry Potter: The Complete 8 Film Collection | Blu Ray | (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.
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) | Blu Ray | (12/09/2011)
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This is what you've all been waiting for: the complete Star Wars saga is finally coming to Blu-ray! See the ice planet Hoth and Mos Eisley Spaceport in beautiful high definition for the first time. Featuring all 6 films and over 30 hours of extras and an, this box set is a force to be reckoned with. Titles Comprise:Episode I - The Phantom Menace: The opening chapter in the fabled Star Wars saga: two Jedi knights, Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), must rescue the young Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) and help her save her home planet, Naboo, which is under blockade by the ruthless trade federation. When the federation attacks, the Jedi spirit the queen away to relative safety on the desert planet of Tattooine. It is there that Qui-Gon discovers a boy, enslaved by evil gambler Watto, who has the potential to become the most powerful of the Jedi. His name: Anakin Skywalker.Episode II - Attack Of The Clones: Anakin Skywalker disobeys the strictures of his Jedi training, embarking of a forbidden affair with Padme Amidala while his teacher Obi-Wan Kenobi's investigation of assassination attempts against the Senator leads him to the distant planet of Kamino and into the middle of a separatist plot which brings the Galactic Republic to the very brink of civil war...Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith: As the Clone Wars rages on, the rift between Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) and the Jedi Council widens. Young Jedi Knight, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), is caught in the middle, his allegiances torn. Seduced by promises of power and the temptations of the dark side, he pledges himself to the evil Darth Sidious and the Sith Order, becoming Darth Vader. Together, the Sith Lords set in motion a plot of revenge against the Jedi, in an attempt to destroy them all. Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), refusing to believe that Anakin is lost to the Sith, tries to turn his old Padawan learner back to the light side, leading to a climactic lightsaber battle that will shape the fate of the galaxy forever.Episode IV - A New Hope: Luke Skywalker, a young farm boy from Tatooine, is thrust into the struggle of the rebel alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back: Three years later, Imperial forces continue to pursue the rebels. After the rebellion's defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the Dark Side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin... Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi: In the epic conclusion of the saga, the Empire prepares to crush the rebellion with a more powerful Death Star while the rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station.
The Wonderful Worlds Of Ray Harryhausen, Volume One: 1955-1960 (Dual Format Limited Edition) | Blu Ray | (29/09/2017)
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Pokémon Indigo League: Season 1 | Blu Ray | (30/10/2017)
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Limited Edition Blu-ray includes 52 episodes across 5 discs, O-card and Rigid Collector's Box pTake a trip back to the very beginning, when the adventures were just getting started! Explore the world of PokÃ©mon with 10-year-old Ash Ketchum and his partner, Pikachu, as they aim for Ash's ultimate goal: becoming a PokÃ©mon master.
The Sinbad Trilogy (Dual Format Limited Edition) | Blu Ray | (26/06/2017)
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Limited Dual Format Edition (UK Blu-ray Premiere) THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD (Nathan Juran, 1958) THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD (Gordon Hessler, 1973) SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER (Sam Wanamaker, 1977) These all-time classic adventures, each featuring pioneering special effects by filmmaking legend Ray Harryhausen, are presented here in stunning restorations on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras including exclusive interviews with actors Caroline Munro, Jane Seymour and Tom Baker, and rare recordings of Harryhausen and producer Charles H. Schneer in conversation this stunning Limited Dual Format Edition from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 units. INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: Restored from the original negatives Mono and 5.1 surround sound audio options The 7th Voyage of Sinbad audio commentary with Ray Harryhausen Previously unreleased audio interviews with Ray Harryhausen and producer Charles H. Schneer New interviews with actors Tom Baker, Caroline Munro and Jane Seymour New interview with SFX maestro Phil Tippett Original Super 8 cut-down versions of all three films Archival documentaries, interviews and featurettes Original trailers and promotional films Isolated scores by Bernard Herrmann, MiklÃ³s RÃ³zsa and Roy Budd Promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials Box set exclusive 80-page book with new essays, and film credits Limited edition box set of 6,000
Lost In Space - Complete DVD Collection | DVD | (31/10/2005)
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This collectible DVD set is out of this world! This intergalactic family saga is a one-of-a-kind sci-fi classic that earned an enormous following of devoted fans. Created by legendary film producer Irwin Allen (The Poseidon Adventure Towering Inferno) and set in the space age ""future"" of 1997 this exciting adventure series followed a typical American family their trusty robot and a stowaway villain named Dr. Zachary Smith. In the year 1997 Earth is suffering from massive overpop
STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION COM RE-PAC | DVD | (27/06/2014)
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Star Trek: The Next Generation was and remains a milestone in TV history. Now you can enjoy the breathtaking universe of the USS Enterprise D in all its richness and diversity with this special 20th Anniversary collector's gift set. All seven seasons across 48 DVDs with a special disc of bonus features. Relive every adventure every memorable moment from this groundbreaking series that re-launched the Star Trek legacy to a new generation - the next generation! Make it so!
Star Trek The Original Series: Complete | Blu Ray | (05/09/2016)
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All 79 episodes of the classic science fiction series created by Gene Roddenberry. In the famous opening narration, Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise, describes space as 'the final frontier' and states that his vessel's five-year mission was to 'seek out new life forms and new civilisations' and 'to boldly go where no man has gone before.' Season 1 episodes are: 'The Man Trap', 'Charlie X', 'Where No Man Has Gone Before', 'The Naked Time', 'The Enemy Within', 'Mudd's Women', 'What Are Little Girls Made Of?', 'Miri', 'Dagger of the Mind', 'The Corbomite Maneuver', 'The Menagerie (Part 1)', 'The Menagerie (Part 2)', 'The Conscience of the King', 'Balance of Terror', 'Shore Leave', 'The Galileo Seven', 'The Squire of Gothos', 'Arena', 'Tomorrow Is Yesterday', 'Court Martial', 'The Return of the Archons', 'Space Seed', 'A Taste of Armageddon', 'This Side of Paradise', 'The Devil in the Dark', 'Errand of Mercy', 'The Alternative Factor', 'The City On the Edge of Forever' and 'Operation - Annihilate!'. Season 2 episodes are: 'Who Mourns for Adonais?', 'The Changeling', 'Mirror, Mirror', 'The Apple', 'The Doomsday Machine', 'Catspaw', 'I, Mudd', 'Metamorphosis', 'Journey to Babel', 'Friday's Child', 'The Deadly Years', 'Obsession', 'Wolf in the Fold', 'The Trouble With Tribbles', 'The Gamesters of Triskelion', 'A Piece of the Action', 'The Immunity Syndrome', 'A Private Little War', 'Return to Tomorrow', 'Patterns of Force', 'By Any Other Name', 'The Ultimate Computer', 'Bread and Circuses' and 'Assignment: Earth'. Season 3 episodes are: 'Spock's Brain', 'The Enterprise Incident', 'The Paradise Syndrome', 'And the Children Shall Lead', 'Is There in Truth No Beauty?', 'Spectre of the Gun', 'Day of the Dove', 'For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky', 'The Tholian Web', 'Plato's Stepchildren', 'Wink of an Eye', 'The Empath', 'Elaan of Troyius', 'Whom Gods Destroy', 'Let That Be Your Last Battlefield', 'The Mark of Gideon', 'That Which Survives', 'The Lights of Zetar', 'Requiem for Methuselah', 'The Way to Eden', 'The Cloud Minders', 'The Savage Curtain', 'All Our Yesterdays' and 'Turnabout Intruder'.
Star Wars Clone Wars - Season 1-5 | Blu Ray | (05/11/2013)
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Executive Producer George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation Present Seasons One through Five of Star Wars™: The Clone Wars™ From the heights of peril to the depths of darkness all the explosive excitement of the Star Wars saga is yours in this Complete Collection of Seasons One through Five. The Republic’s most beloved heroes – Yoda Anakin Skywalker Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka Tano – and courageous clone warriors battle the galaxy’s enemies including vengeful Sith brothers Savage Opress and Darth Maul Count Dooku and the notorious Death Watch. Each exciting Season includes the heart-pounding stories of larger-than-life characters presented in spellbinding animation plus special features to take you further into the captivating Star Wars universe. COLLECTOR’S EDITION CONTAINS: • All 108 Episodes of the Hit Series on 14 Discs for OVER 40 HOURS OF CLONE WARS ACTION! • Special Features Include Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes Director and Crew Interviews & Video Commentaries • PLUS EXCLUSIVE 54-PAGE Illustrated Book The Art of Star Wars™: The Clone Wars™ • Languages & Subtitles: English Français (Season 1 3 5 are Dubbed in Quebec) & Español. (Episodes Bonus Material Trailer May Not Be Subtitled).
Harry Potter Years 1-6 | DVD | (07/12/2009)
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Disney Princess 11 Movie Keepsake Boxset | DVD | (02/11/2015)
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Collection of eleven Disney animated films. In 'The Princess and the Frog' (2009), set in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Prince Naveen (voice of Bruno Campos) is transformed into a frog by the evil voodoo man Dr Facilier (Keith David) and goes in search of a princess to break the spell. He finds a young African-American girl called Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) and, mistaking her for a princess, asks her for a restorative kiss. Things, however, don't go to plan when the kiss only succeeds in changing Tiana into a frog, too. The two unfortunate amphibians go on a journey together, hoping to find a way out of their predicament, and meet some new friends along the way. In 'Brave' (2012) headstrong tomboy and skilled archer Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald) is determined to break with tradition and carve out her own path in life. In defiance of her parents, King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), Merida flies in the face of an age-old custom held sacred by the three principal lords of the land. Her actions lead to chaos in the kingdom, and it is now up to Merida not only to restore harmony in the land but to undo an ill-fated wish bestowed upon her by a wayward wise woman (Julie Walters). In 'Cinderella' (1950), enslaved by her wicked stepmother and two ugly sisters, the beautiful Cinderella (Ilene Woods) seems destined to miss the glittering party at which the Prince (William Phipps) will choose his bride. However, a magical makeover courtesy of her Fairy Godmother (Verna Felton) gets her to the ball on time and Cinderella begins to cast her own spell on the Prince. In 'Sleeping Beauty' (1959) a curse is placed upon Princess Aurora (Mary Costa) by the evil fairy Maleficent (Eleanor Audley) and the girl falls into a deep and endless sleep on her 16th birthday. Only a kiss from Prince Phillip (Bill Shirley) can wake her, and three good fairies set out to engineer that event. In 'Beauty and the Beast' (1991), when a prince (Robby Benson) is turned into a hideous beast by a magical spell, he finds that the only way out of his predicament is to win the love of the beautiful Belle (Paige O'Hara). Belle agrees to come and stay at his home in exchange for the freedom of her father, whom the Beast had previously imprisoned for trespassing. At first she is repulsed by the Beast's hideous features, but as time passes Belle learns to recognise his true inner beauty. In 'The Little Mermaid' (1989) Ariel (Jodi Benson) is the mermaid daughter of King Triton (Kenneth Mars) and lives beneath the waves. However, she longs to see the world above, especially after rescuing a handsome prince from drowning. To this end she makes a deal with sea witch Ursula (Pat Carroll): Ariel can live above the sea in exchange for her beautiful singing voice. She soon regrets her decision, however, when it transpires that her father's kingdom is at risk. In 'Pocahontas' (1995) Native American girl Pocahontas (Irene Bedard/sung by Judy Kuhn)'s life, and that of her tribe, is dramatically changed by the arrival of a shipload of English settlers. Amongst them is the charming adventurer Captain John Smith (Mel Gibson) and a romance blossoms between him and Pocahontas. However, their love is put to the test when the tribesmen and the settlers decide to go to war. In 'Mulan' (1998) Ancient China faces invasion by the barbarian hordes of Shan-Yu, and calls all able-bodied men to arms to defend their Emperor. Mulan (Ming-Na Wen/sung by Lea Salonga) disguises herself as a boy and joins up in her aged father's place, accompanied by her protectors: guardian dragon Mushu (Eddie Murphy) and lucky cricket Cri-kee (Frank Welker). Mulan trains under the handsome Captain Shang (B.D. Wong/sung by Donny Osmond), with whom she soon falls in love, and shows herself to be a capable warrior. When Mulan is wounded in battle, however, the secret of her gender is discovered and she faces exposure and disgrace. In 'Aladdin' (1992) Aladdin (Scott Weinger/sung by Brad Kane), a street urchin with a pet monkey called Abu, one day meets the beautiful Princess Jasmine (Linda Larkin/sung by Salonga) by chance in the marketplace after she has sneaked out of the royal palace. The sultan's advisor, the evil Jafar (Jonathan Freeman), who is hatching an evil plot to marry Jasmine and become sultan himself, senses her attraction to the youth and immediately gives orders to throw Aladdin in jail. But when Aladdin discovers a magic lamp in a cave, his quest begins: to defeat Jafar and win the hand of the princess with the help of the Genie in the lamp (Robin Williams). In 'Tangled' (2010) handsome young bandit Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi) is surprised to discover that a seemingly abandoned tower deep in the forest does in fact have an occupant in the form of feisty long-haired teen Rapunzel (Mandy Moore). Rapunzel, who has been looking for a means of escape from the tower in which she has been grounded for her entire life, strikes a deal with the dashing outlaw and the unlikely pair soon find themselves caught up in the adventure of a lifetime. In 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' (1937) Snow White (Adriana Caselotti) is born pure and beautiful, so beautiful that her evil stepmother orders a huntsman to take her into the forest and kill her. However, the huntsman takes pity on the young beauty and sets her free. Alone and lost in the forest, she soon meets a group of kindly dwarfs who provide her with friendship and a place to sleep. But the evil stepmother is still plotting to get rid of Snow White...
Space: 1999: The Complete Series | Blu Ray | (16/10/2017)
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September 13th, 1999... a nuclear waste dump on the moon unexpectedly detonates, blasting the moon out of orbit and taking the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha on a fantastic voyage of discovery to the stars, fraught with danger at every turn! Gerry Anderson's cult sci-fi series is presented here as stunning restorations from original film elements, giving an exceptional level of picture quality Space: 1999 has never looked better. Special Features: Digitally restored from new High Definition transfers Newly remixed Dolby 5.1 tracks Music-only tracks on most episodes Original 'as broadcast' mono track Gerry Anderson commentary on Breakaway and Dragon's Domain Text episode commentaries on The Last Sunset and Space Brain Image galleries of rare and previously unseen stills Restored Series One textless titles Unfinished Generic Textless Opening Titles Textless Episode Material (Mute) Textless End Titles Seed of Destruction Series One Version: a second series episode presented in the style of the first series
UFO: The Complete Series | Blu Ray | (14/11/2016)
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1980. After ten years development in top secrecy, SHADO Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation goes live. Its aim: to combat the threat of an alien invasion from a dying race who abduct humans to repair their own decaying bodies. SHADO's dedicated operatives fight a secret war against Earth's terrifying new menace: on land, sea, air and in space! The first live-action television series from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, UFO remains a benchmark sci-fi production, featuring mature storylines and groundbreaking special effects. Long-awaited on Blu-ray, it is presented here in a stunning new High Definition restoration, with all 26 episodes offering original mono or 5.1 soundtracks, alongside a wealth of special features, including: SPECIAL FEATURES: From Earth to the Moon: brand new feature-length documentary with interviews, archive video, audio and stills - many of which have never been seen or heard before. The Women of UFO: new documentary discussing the improving sexual equality depicted in the series and the role of science fiction in striving for that change. Identified: SHADO New Recruits Briefing: a newly created SHADO briefing film narrated by Matt Zimmerman. Exclusive 600 page book on the making of the series by archive television historian Andrew Pixley. Dolby 5.1 audio mix as well as existing as-transmitted mono audio. Film material, including textless episode title backgrounds, textless end titles, stock footage, TV spots, extra footage for Identified and Exposed, unused footage from Timelash and The Long Sleep, Italian trailers. Audio commentaries: Identified with Gerry Anderson and Sub-Smash with Ed Bishop. S.I.D. Computer Voice Session and audio outtakes for these sessions and Kill Straker!. Archive Ed Bishop audio interview from 1986. Tomorrow Today: Future Fashions with Sylvia Anderson. Extensive image galleries including previously unseen images.
S Club 7 - Go Wild | DVD | (15/07/2002)
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In a bid to liven up and make more relevant the continued plight of the world's wildlife, S Club Goes Wild is a collection of seven programmes coproduced with the World Wildlife Fund. Each episode features one of the S Clubbers (typically accompanied by a couple others) travelling to the native country of a rare mammal or bird. Spiced up with audio excerpts from the group's hits, approximately half of each programme is dedicated to getting close to the endangered wildlife, whilst the rest is taken by the gang exploring the local surroundings. There are some great, if not terrifying moments in each programme, for example Jon, Tina and Jo trudging through a carpet of cockroaches to watch the collection of bird nests (to be made into the local delicacy of bird's nest soup), Paul milking a goat, Hannah paragliding on to Cococabana beach, and Bradley and Hannah rowing through a lake of alligators in the dark. Perhaps the embarrassment of being forced with his fellow S-Clubber Rachel to perform S Club hits to Kenyan tribes people and Siberian folk performers, was one of the reasons why Paul was the first to quit the band. Although more of each programme could have been dedicated to wildlife issues, they provide a fascinating and accessible insight into the diverse cultures of the world and the valuable work of the WWF. On The DVD: S Club Goes Wild features fact-filled menus before the start of each programme, providing further information on the featured country. There's also a fun, if rather simple interative quiz of the DVDs contents. As well as DVD-Rom links to the WWF and S Club Web site, there's an advanced photo gallery which allow the viewing of exclusive photographs of the band individually, or as part of a continuous slide show. --John Galilee
Pokemon - The First Movie | DVD | (23/10/2000)
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The world domination of Pokémon begets their first theatrical movie. This adventure is a little more complex and dark than the popular TV series, but kids who live for the show will gobble up this film and ask for seconds. Those baffled by the show's popularity, however, will see nothing better here. Mewtwo, a new type of Pokémon designed by scientists to be the ultimate fighter, decides he wants to rule the world and challenges all the great Pokémasters to battle. Of course, our intrepid heroes Ash, Misty and Brock are there to tangle with Mewtwo and spoil his devilish schemes. The film is a tad more emotional than the show (that is, there is some emotion), with Ash sacrificing himself to defend his beloved Pikachu. Would you really expect the makers of this worldwide phenomenon to radically change its winning formula? The feature is only 55-minutes long, but there's also a 20-minute short, "Pikachu's Vacation." For the Pokémon novice, this escapade will truly baffle: the narrated tale has virtually no dialogue except Pokémon speaking their names (Bulbasaur, for instance, will only express emotion by using variations of his name: "Bulba, Bulba-SAUR!"). --Doug Thomas, Amazon.com
Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Complete Box Set | DVD | (07/05/2012)
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Enjoy all the spellbinding episodes of pretty teen witch Sabrina Spellman (Melissa Joan Hart) and her talking black cat, Salem (voice of Nick Bakay), as they conjure up outrageous mischief. Sabrina The Teenage Witch brilliantly combines the supernatural world of magic with the normal life of a teenage girl. Enjoy all 162 spellbinding episodes in this 24 disc, 7 season collection, now on DVD!
Doctor Who - The Power of the Daleks - The Collector's Limited Edition DVD + BD STEELBOOK | Blu Ray | (06/02/2017)
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50 years after its only UK broadcast on BBC One, one of Doctor Who's most celebrated, lost adventures is regenerated, with a brand new hand-drawn black and white animation, synchronised with a digitally remastered recording of the original 1966 audio. The six-part adventure takes place immediately after the first regeneration, as the Time Lord and his companions, Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze), do battle with an old foe on the mysterious planet Vulcan. How will Polly and Ben cope with a new Doctor? How will the Doctor take to his new body? And how will they ever overcome the power of the Daleks? Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks The Collector's Limited Edition Steelbook includes the black & white animation on both Blu-Ray and DVD, and now features the colourised version.
Star Wars Trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) | DVD | (20/09/2004)
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Four-disc set includes: Episode IV, A New Hope (Special Edition)--with commentary by George Lucas, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren and Carrie Fisher; Easter egg: credit roll (2 min) Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition)--with commentary by George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren and Carrie Fisher; Easter egg: credit roll (2 min) Episode VI, Return of the Jedi (Special Edition)--commentary by George Lucas, Lawrence Kasdan, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren and Carrie Fisher; Easter egg: credit roll (2 min) Bonus disc: all-new bonus features, including the most comprehensive feature-length documentary ever produced on the Star Wars saga, and never-before-seen footage from the making of all three filmsSubitles (all material across all four discs): English, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish Click here to see detailed information on the special features included on the bonus disc. Amazon.co.uk Review George Lucas's original Star Wars trilogy is a clever synthesis of pop-cultural and mythological references, taking classic fairy-tale themes, adding more than a dash of Arthurian legend, and providing cinematic high adventure inspired as much by Kurosawa's Samurai epics as by Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers. As a result, audiences of all ages can find something to identify with in Luke Skywalker's journey from disaffected teenager dreaming of adventure to Jedi Knight and saviour of the galaxy. He not only rescues a Princess, but discovers she's a close relative. And if there's a lesson to be gleaned from the Skywalker clan, it's that no matter how bad things get in the average dysfunctional family, it's never too late for reconciliation. Originally released in 1977, Star Wars, the first film, was made as a standalone. Perhaps that's why Obi-Wan Kenobi seems a tad inconsistent in his attitude towards his old pupil Anakin Skywalker, and perhaps also why Luke is allowed to develop a guilt-free crush on Princess Leia. Lucas's story, told from the point of view of the two bickering droids (a device taken from Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress), also borrows freely from Errol Flynn's Robin Hood, as does John Williams's seminal Korngold-inspired music score. Thanks in equal part to Leigh Brackett's screenplay and Irvin Kershner's direction The Empire Strikes Back (1980) is the most grown-up instalment in the series. The basic fairy-tale is developed and expanded, with the principal characters experiencing emotional turmoil--blossoming romance, mixed feelings and confused loyalties--amid a very real threat of annihilation as Darth Vader's motivations become chillingly personal. Luke's quasi-Arthurian destiny is complicated still further by the half-truths of his wizardly mentors; and swashbuckler Han Solo finds the past catching up with him, quite literally in the form of bounty hunter Boba Fett. The film is graced by more fabulous landscapes (ice, forest, clouds), more unforgettable new characters (Yoda), more groundbreaking special effects (the asteroid chase), and John Williams's finest score. The difficult third film, 1983's Return of the Jedi, seems schizophrenic in its intentions, hoping to please both the kiddies who bought all the toys and an older audience who appreciated the narrative's epic and mythological strands. The result is a film that splits awkwardly into two. One thread, which might be subtitled "The Redemption of Anakin Skywalker", pursues the story of the Skywalker family to a cathartic conclusion. The other thread, which might be described as "The Care Bears Go to War", attempts to say something profound about primitivism versus technological sophistication, but just gets silly as furry midgets doing Tarzan whoops defeat the Emperor's crack legions. In 1997 Lucas re-released the three original films in digitally remastered "Special Edition" versions, in which many scenes have been restored and enhanced (some would say "unnecessarily tinkered with"). Despite loud and continued criticisms from fans, these Special Editions are now considered definitive, if only by Lucasfilm. --Mark Walker
High School Musical 1-3 Box Set | DVD | (16/02/2009)
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High School Musical (2006): Troy (Zac Efron) the popular captain of the basketball team and Gabriella (Vanessa Anne Hudgens) the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the school's musical. As they reach for the stars and follow their dreams everyone learns about acceptance teamwork and being yourself. And it's all set to fun tunes and very cool dance moves. High School Musical 2 (2007): It's time to sing and dance because there's so much more to celebrate in High School Musical 2. Experience the movie in a whole new way with a never-before-seen music sequence and rehearsal footage plus sing lead vocals with High School Karaoke. The East High Wildcats are gearing up for big fun as they land the coolest summer jobs imaginable. Troy (Zac Efron) Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) Chad (Corbin Bleu) and Taylor (Monique Coleman) have scored sweet gigs at the Lava Springs Country Club owned by Sharpay and Ryan's family. Sharpay's first rule of business: Get Troy. As Troy experiences a life of privilege he's never known will he give up the Wildcats and Gabriella to rise to the top? Featuring an all-star cast exclusive bonus features hot new songs and awesome dancing High School Musical 2 is way too good to miss! High School Musical 3: Senior Year: This time we find the East High School gang facing new challenges as they prepare to graduate from high school and head off in different directions. With Troy and Chad both offered basketball scholarships to college and Gabriella invited to attend Stanford University the students all join together with the Wildcats to stage a spectacular end of year musical and plan their prom. High School Musical 3 features incredible new music and exciting dance numbers all designed to take maximum advantage of the big screen and deliver even more high energy entertainment. High School Musical Interactive DVD Game: Whether you're a jock or a brainiac it's time to round up friends and family bring your coolest moves and Get'cha Head In The Game - 'cause now you're centre stage at East High! Play in teams or on your own as you ace tests and puzzles sing dance role-play and compete with your fellow students to try and win a coveted part in Ms. Darbus' next big theatre production. Crammed full of questions dazzling imagery and script excerpts from both High School Musical and High School Musical 2 plus fantastic video and audio clips from the original HSM hit the High School Musical Interactive DVD Game will get you up on your feet as you Bop To The Top in search of Wildcat glory!
Captain Scarlet - Complete Series Box Set | DVD | (17/09/2001)
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First broadcast in 1967, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons was the most grown-up of all Gerry Anderson's SuperMarionation adventures. There are gadgets and toy-friendly machines galore, of course--like the Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle, the Angel Aircraft and Cloudbase itself--but, unlike the colourful fantasies of Stingray and Thunderbirds, this series' concern with an implacable, vengeful enemy, conspiracies and double-agents drew its inspiration from James Bond and the Cold War spy dramas of the 1960s. Special effects whiz Derek Meddings imbues the action sequences with a truly Bondian grandeur and, like the sinister Spectre of the Bond films, the Martian Mysterons seem all the more hostile for their unseen presence, their agents infiltrating every organisation dedicated to their destruction just as it seemed the Soviets were doing at the time. The indestructible Captain Scarlet is killed then resurrected every week (though not like South Park's Kenny), and more often than not the unstoppable Mysterons emerge triumphant, and always undefeated. The varied cast of Spectrum agents and their voice characterisations also aim at verisimilitude (Captain Scarlet, voiced by Francis Matt hews, sounds like a grim Cary Grant), while the puppetry is more realistic than ever. This box set contains all 32 episodes, with newly remastered picture and Dolby 5.1 surround sound. The DVD box also includes extra features on each disc, plus a sixth documentary disc, "Captain Scarlet: S.I.G.". In its new digital incarnation, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons still looks and sounds like the epitome of 60s cool. --Mark Walker