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  • To Catch a Thief [DVD] [1955] To Catch a Thief | DVD | (14/01/2013) from £5.09  |  Saving you £14.90 (74.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The French Riviera… two luminous stars (Grace Kelly, Cary Grant)… and the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, behind the camera. They all add up to one romantic, dazzling screen thriller. Grant plays John Robie, a retired jewel thief once known as 'The Cat', who catches the eye of Frances Stevens (Kelly), a pampered, vacationing heiress. But when a new rash of gem thefts occurs amongst the luxury hotels of the spectacular French playground, it appears that 'The Cat' is on the prowl once again. Is Robie truly reformed? Or is he deviously using Frances to gain access to the tempting collection of fabulous jewellery belonging to her mother (Jessie Royce Landis)? Romantic sparks fly as the suspense builds in this glittering Hitchcock classic that nabbed an Oscar for Best Cinematography. Special Features: Commentary by Peter Bogdanovich and Laurent Bouzereau Featurettes: 1.) Writing and Casting To Catch A Thief 2.) The Making Of To Catch A Thief 3.) Alfred Hitchcock and To Catch A Thief: An Appreciation 4.) Edith Head- The Paramount Years Featurette Theatrical Trailer

  • Nosferatu [Masters of Cinema] [Blu-ray] Nosferatu | Blu Ray | (18/11/2013) from £10.29  |  Saving you £9.70 (48.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    An iconic film of the German expressionist cinema and one of the most famous of all silent movies F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror continues to haunt - and indeed terrify - modern audiences with the unshakable power of its images. By teasing a host of occult atmospherics out of dilapidated set-pieces and innocuous real-world locations alike Murnau captured on celluloid the deeply-rooted elements of a waking nightmare and launched the signature Murnau-style that would change cinema history forever. In this first-ever screen adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula a simple real-estate transaction leads an intrepid businessman deep into the superstitious heart of Transylvania. There he encounters the otherworldly Count Orlok - portrayed by the legendary Max Schreck in a performance the very backstory of which has spawned its own mythology - who soon after embarks upon a cross-continental voyage to take up residence in a distant new land... and establish his ambiguous dominion. As to whether the count's campaign against the plague-wracked populace erupts from satanic decree erotic compulsion or the simple impulse of survival - that remains perhaps the greatest mystery of all in this film that's like a blackout... Remade by Werner Herzog in 1979 (and inspiring films as diverse as Abel Ferrara's King of New York and The Addiction and E. Elias Merhige's Shadow of the Vampire) F. W. Murnau's surreal 1922 cine-fable remains the original and landmark entry in the entire global tradition of the horror film. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present newly restored on 1080p Blu-ray at long last Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror in its definitive restoration complete with original intertitles and accompanied by the score that played with the film at the time of its initial release. Special Features: Brand new high-definition restoration by Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung Two audio commentaries: one newly recorded by film historian David Kalat; the second by historian R. Dixon Smith and critic Brad Stevens The Language of Shadows a 53-minute documentary on Murnau's early years and the filming of Nosferatu New video interview with BFI Film Classics Nosferatu author Kevin Jackson Newly translated English subtitles with original German intertitles More surprises to be revealed closer to release date! PLUS: a 56-page booklet featuring writings and rare imagery

  • Food, Inc [DVD] Food, Inc | DVD | (07/06/2010) from £6.39  |  Saving you £8.60 (57.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    In Food Inc. filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health the livelihood of the American farmer the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens the perfect pork chop herbicide-resistant soybean seeds even tomatoes that won't go bad but we also have new strains of E. coli-the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73 000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity particularly among children and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults. Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin Food Inc. reveals surprising-and often shocking truths-about what we eat how it's produced who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

  • Somewhere in the Night [DVD] [1946] Somewhere in the Night | DVD | (24/09/2012) from £6.79  |  Saving you £3.20 (32.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Meet That Guild Gal...She gives as Good as She Gets!A man awakens in a Honolulu hospital with no memory of his identity. He has three personal items: a wallet, a letter from an angry ex-lover, and a note from one Larry Cravat, and apparent business associate. Searching for Cravat, the amnesiac heads to Los Angeles, enlisting the help of a saloon singer (Nancy Guild), her boss (Richard Conte) and a police lieutenant (Lloyd Nolan). When he starts asking questions, he's blindsided by goons and chased by cops... But ultimately makes a shocking discovery.

  • Doctor Who - The Deadly Assassin [DVD] Doctor Who - The Deadly Assassin | DVD | (11/05/2009) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The Doctor arrives on Gallifrey where he is accused of the assassination of the Time Lord President. Investigating with the aid of Co-ordinator Engin and Castellan Spandrell he discovers that this is part of a plot hatched by his old adversary the Master. Having used up all twelve of his regenerations the Master is now a wizened husk. He is seeking to control the presidency in order to obtain the official regalia the Sash and Rod of Rassilon which are really keys to the Eye of Harmony the source of all the Time Lords' power.

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [DVD] [1953] Gentlemen Prefer Blondes | DVD | (09/04/2012) from £6.59  |  Saving you £3.40 (34.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Anita Loos' old story from the 1920s about a pair of single women in search of husbands, gets a makeover in Howard Hawks' 1953 musical. The remake stars Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe as two friends who go to Paris looking for mates. The film is charged by Hawks's stylish snap, a famous set piece or two (Monroe descending that staircase while singing "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend"), Russell's wit and songs by Leo Robin and Jule Styne. The film may largely be a fluff project best remembered as a showcase for its leading actresses, but then Monroe and Russell rarely got such extended opportunities to prove that they were more than cinematic icons.--Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • Sahara [2002] Sahara | DVD | (14/10/2002) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    If the mere sight of Michael Palin striding purposefully towards the camera across some foreign terrain is enough to send you into fits of delight, then Sahara is just for you. Following on from his three pan-global expeditions, Palin is back on the exploration trail. This time it's traversing the Sahara desert; travelling from Gibraltar through Tangiers and the Arab world down through Africa and some of the most inhospitable conditions on the planet. The formula that Palin established in Around The World In Eighty Days has hardly been tampered with, but Sahara is proof that there are few better exponents of the travelogue. Palin is an engaging host, far more attractive than the extreme survival merchants, walking the fine line between experienced traveller and slightly eccentric Englishman abroad. The programme also strikes a perfect balance between grand visual gestures (the camerawork is simply stunning) and focusing on the individual lives that characterise the region, all underpinned by Palin's unique brand of humour. This is one to return to again and again. On the DVD: Sahara comes in at a mere four one-hour episodes and the producers were left with a huge amount of unused footage. Thus the DVD features a large selection of deleted scenes, all linked by Palin. The excellent set of extras also includes a collection of rough video diaries--mainly featuring Palin being pummelled by the elements--and an extensive interview with the presenter. The picture quality is fantastic (particularly compared to Palin's earlier series), as is the digital sound. There is a subtitle option and scene selection and the whole package is thoroughly recommended. --Phil Udell

  • Davina - Fitness 5 Super Body Workout Davina - Fitness 5 Super Body Workout | DVD | (08/12/2008) from £4.20  |  Saving you £13.34 (66.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Davina: Super Body Workout

  • Cottage On Dartmoor [1929] Cottage On Dartmoor | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £7.69  |  Saving you £12.30 (61.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Shot at British Instructional Films' newly opened Welwyn Studios A Cottage on Dartmoor marked another milestone for Anthony Asquith following his impressive 1928 debut Shooting Stars. A straightforward but beautifully realised tale of sexual jealousy the film easily counters the entrenched criticism that British cinema in the silent era was staid stagy and lacking emotion. ""

  • Documentaries That Changed The World - John Pilger Documentaries That Changed The World - John Pilger | DVD | (11/09/2006) from £11.48  |  Saving you £28.51 (71.30%)  |  RRP £39.99

    A dozen award-winning documentaries that had a far-reaching and lasting influence on the world around us.

  • Cliff Richard - The Cliff Richard - The "Sing-A-Long" Collection | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £10.00  |  Saving you £14.99 (60.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The Young Ones: Nicky and his friends find their youth club threatened by a property tycoon who intends to buy it and tear it down. Determined not to be beaten they sing and dance to raise the money to save the club. After all 'young ones shouldn't be afraid to live and love while the flame is strong or they may not be young ones very long!' (Dir. Sidney J. Furie 1961) Summer Holiday: Borrowing a double decker bus for a mobile home four young mechanics search for fun in the sun from London to Athens. Bachelor Boy Cliff Richard dons his Dancing Shoes and brings a beat to the beach in the breeziest 'Summer Holiday' on record! (Dir. Peter Yates 1963) Wonderful Life: Frustrated by shooting a movie with a stuffy veteran director who's not hip to the scene Cliff and the Shadows conspire to make their own musical version! (Dir. Sidney J. Furie 1964)

  • Hello, Dolly! [DVD] [1969] Hello, Dolly! | DVD | (09/04/2012) from £4.61  |  Saving you £5.38 (53.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Barbra Streisand is a knockout as Dolly Levi, the woman who arranges things...like furniture and daffodils and lives. The famed plot concerns Dolly, a young widow and professional matchmaker who sets her sights on conquering tight-fisted Yonkers merchant, Horace Vandergeider, beautifully played by Walter Matthau. Over $20,000,000 was spent on DOLLY and you can see and hear every penny. The painstakingly re-created streetcars, shops, skyscrapers and town itself (circa 1900), the magnificent Harmonia Gardens set, Irene Sharoff's colour splashed costumes, Jerry Herman's hummingly tuneful direction. So, spend a magical evening with the incomparable Barbra - and see what great musicals are all about.

  • The Third Man [1949] The Third Man | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £4.95  |  Saving you £6.03 (33.50%)  |  RRP £17.99

    This classic noir mystery from the team of Carol Reed and Graham Greene is regarded to be the best filmwork of both of these extreme talents. The Third Man features Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins a pulp novelist who has come to post-WWII Vienna with the promise of work from his friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles). When he finds that Lime has just been killed in a questionable car accident he decides to remain in the city to investigate his friend's mysterious death. The Third Man is a masterpiece of melancholia featuring extraordinary writing acting and directing as well as a classic zither score by Anton Karas.

  • Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City [DVD] Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City | DVD | (20/02/2012) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Historian and author, Simon Sebag Montefiore presents a fascinating series on Jerusalem: the place where God meets man, the shrine of three faiths - Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and the most fought over city in history. Montefiore explains how Jerusalem - established by King David 3,000 years ago was fought for and shaped by Kings and Emperors and how the holiness of the city was intensified by myths and fables, borrowed and refined between religions. He then explores how this peerlessly beautiful city rose from a crumbling ruin after the crusades to become a world centre of Islamic pilgrimage, the object of rivalry between Christian nations, a holy refuge for Jews from all over the world and, ultimately, the site of one of the world's most intractable conflicts.

  • Cobain: Montage of Heck [DVD] [2015] Cobain: Montage of Heck | DVD | (27/04/2015) from £6.09  |  Saving you £15.90 (72.30%)  |  RRP £21.99

    COBAIN – Montage of Heck invites you to experience Kurt’s life art and mind through his own unique lens bringing you as close to the generation-defining icon as it’s possible to get. Experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the first fully-authorized portrait of the famed rock music icon. Director Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain's personal archive of art music and never-before-seen home movies with animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest confidantes. Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen WA through the height of his fame a visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist at odds with his surroundings emerges. While Cobain craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame his epic arc depicts a man who stayed true to his earliest punk rock convictions always identifying with the outsider and ensuring the music came first. Fans and those of the Nirvana generation will learn things about Cobain they never knew while those who have recently discovered the man and his music will know what makes him the lasting icon that he is.

  • This Is Spinal Tap [Blu-ray] [1984] This Is Spinal Tap | Blu Ray | (07/09/2009) from £8.19  |  Saving you £16.80 (67.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    With the magic of DVD you can now go to your favourite Tap moments whether it is the diminutive Stonehenge the pod that won't open or the amp that goes all the way to 11. For the first time ever you can choose how to watch the greatest rockumentary in history. See this cult phenomenon in its splendid entirety or use the menu to follow the band's antics via an interactive tour map of select scenes from a list of classic Tap quotes. And if all that isn't enough there is after all. the music - Hell Hole Sex Farm and the timeless Big Bottom. Whether or not you're a die-hard fan of the group you'll love this detailed rockumentary of England's legendary Spinal Tap. Acclaimed commercial director Marty DiBergi takes you behind-the-scenes for an intimate look at a band whose time has come...and gone...and come again... and... Through interviews rare footage and lots of music - including classic Tap tunes like Big Bottom and Hell Hole - you'll get acquainted with David St. Hubbins (lead guitar) Nigel Tufnel (lead guitar) Derek Smalls (lead bass) and every drummer who ever lived - and died - for this renowned rock band.

  • King Lear King Lear | DVD | (21/05/2007) from £7.59  |  Saving you £7.40 (49.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    A production of the Shakespeare tragedy which brings out the themes of family relationship youth versus age and the struggle of good over evil.

  • Spartacus - Gods Of The Arena [DVD] Spartacus - Gods Of The Arena | DVD | (03/10/2011) from £3.79  |  Saving you £21.20 (84.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The House of Batiatus is on the rise, basking in the glow of its infamous champion Gannicus, whose skill with a sword is matched only by his thirst for wine and women. These are the times a young Batiatus has been waiting for. Poised to overthrow his father and take control, he’ll freely betray anyone to ensure his gladiators are in the highest demand. And he’ll have his loyal and calculating wife Lucretia by his side for every underhanded scheme, drawing on the brazen talents of her seductive friend Gaia when it counts. Together, they will stop at nothing to deceive the masses, seize power, and bleed Capua dry in this audacious prequel to “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

  • The Grapes of Wrath [DVD] [1940] The Grapes of Wrath | DVD | (09/04/2012) from £4.19  |  Saving you £5.80 (58.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    This American classic based on John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel follows Tom Joad (Henry Fonda in an Oscar- Nominated role) and his family as they escape the Depression-era Oklahoma dust bowls for the promised land of California. But the arduous trip and harsh living conditions offer little hope, and family unity proves as daunting a challenge as any other they face.

  • Even the Rain [DVD] Even the Rain | DVD | (13/08/2012) from £6.29  |  Saving you £8.70 (58.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Obsessive idealist Sebastin has sworn to direct a film about one of the world’s most iconic figures, Christopher Columbus. He is determined to overturn the myth of the arrival of Western Civilization in the Americas as a force for good. His film will show what Columbus set in motion: the obsession with gold, the taking of slaves, and the terrible violence visited on those Indians who fought back. The brilliant actor playing Columbus constantly challenges the director, accusing him of hypocrisy and cheap manipulation. Costa, Sebastin’s friend and producer, doesn't give a damn. All that matters is that the film comes in on time and within budget. Costa decided they will shoot in Bolivia, the cheapest, most “Indian” of Latin American countries.

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