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The Country House Revealed | DVD | (20/06/2011)
from £9.35 | Saving you £10.64 (53.20%) | RRP
From the Tudor ebullience of South Wraxall Manor to the rigour of Kinross in Scotland; the beauty of Hawksmoor's Easton Neston to the palatial Georgian sweep of Wentworth Woodhouse; the Victorian exuberance of Clandeboye to the Edwardian ingenuity at Marsh Court, the properties exemplify the changing architecture and fortunes of the nation itself.All are still lived in as family homes. But their owners have agreed to go beyond a few carefully selected highlights, and open the entirety of their homes to Dan Cruickshank. Dan has the run of each estate, roaming the corridors, poking into attics and rummaging in cellars. No hat-box or trunk is unturned as Dan teases out each home's story - who built them, the generations who lived in them, and the families who lost them.Along the way he has uncovered tales of excess and profligacy, tragedy, comedy, power and ambition. And as these intriguing narratives take shape, Dan shows how the story of each house is indissoluble from the social and economic history of Britain. Each one is built as a wave of economic development crests, or crumbles. Each one's architecture and design is therefore expressive of the aims, strengths and frailties of those who built them, and together they plot the psychological, economic and social route map of our country's ruling class in this rich new telling of our island story.
Doctor Who - The Black Guardian Trilogy | DVD | (10/08/2009)
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Dr. Who (Doctor Who): Black Guardian Trilogy (3 Disc)
See No Evil | DVD | (07/07/2008)
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Powerful and thought-provoking drama based on one of the most shocking crimes of the 20th Century. This is the chilling story of child killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley and how they were finally brought to justice. Convicted of the torture and killing of five youngsters the Moors Murderers remain two of the most hated figures in Britain. See No Evil reveals the untold story and is based on two years of intensive research and interviews with detectives and the key trial witness. Produced in consultation with the murdered children's relatives.
Rear Window - 60th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (04/08/2014)
from £8.39 | Saving you £9.60 (53.40%) | RRP
Like the Greenwich Village courtyard view from its titular portal, Alfred Hitchcock's classic Rear Window is both confined and multileveled: both its story and visual perspective are dictated by its protagonist's imprisonment in his apartment, convalescing in a wheelchair, from which both he and the audience observe the lives of his neighbors. Cheerful voyeurism, as well as the behavior glimpsed among the various tenants, affords a droll comic atmosphere that gradually darkens when he sees clues to what may be a murder. Photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries (James Stewart) is, in fact, a voyeur by trade, a professional photographer sidelined by an accident while on assignment. His immersion in the human drama (and comedy) visible from his window is a by-product of boredom, underlined by the disapproval of his girlfriend, Lisa (Grace Kelly), and a wisecracking visiting nurse (Thelma Ritter). Yet when the invalid wife of Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr) disappears, Jeff enlists the two women to help him to determine whether she's really left town, as Thorwald insists, or been murdered. Hitchcock scholar Donald Spoto convincingly argues that the crime at the center of this mystery is the MacGuffin--a mere pretext--in a film that's more interested in the implications of Jeff's sentinel perspective. We actually learn more about the lives of the other neighbors (given generic names by Jeff, even as he's drawn into their lives) he, and we, watch undetected than we do the putative murderer and his victim. Jeff's evident fear of intimacy and commitment with the elegant, adoring Lisa provides the other vital thread to the script, one woven not only into the couple's own relationship, but reflected and even commented upon through the various neighbours' lives. At minimum, Hitchcock's skill at making us accomplices to Jeff's spying, coupled with an ingenious escalation of suspense as the teasingly vague evidence coalesces into ominous proof, deliver a superb thriller spiked with droll humour, right up to its nail-biting, nightmarish climax. At deeper levels, however, Rear Window plumbs issues of moral responsibility and emotional honesty, while offering further proof (were any needed) of the director's brilliance as a visual storyteller. --Sam Sutherland
Gold Rush - Alaska: The Complete Seasons 1-3 | DVD | (28/10/2013)
from £18.79 | Saving you £7.55 (18.90%) | RRP
It's the gamble of a lifetime - find gold or go bust...This action-packed series follows a group of down-on-their-luck men who in the face of an economic meltdown risk everything to strike it rich mining for gold in Alaska. As rival crews stake their claims to mining opportunities in Alaska and the Yukon the pressure is on to strike paydirt before the funds run out and the prospectors are sent packing. Will these intrepid miners be rewarded for their hard work and optimism or will the glittering treasures of the frozen north remain out of their reach?
The Art of Spain | DVD | (29/11/2010)
from £6.99 | Saving you £13.00 (65.00%) | RRP
Art Of Spain
Hard Times | DVD | (16/02/2009)
from £6.89 | Saving you £8.10 (54.00%) | RRP
Million Pound Note | DVD | (21/05/2007)
from £3.99 | Saving you £2.00 (33.40%) | RRP
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.
The Inspector General | DVD | (29/09/2003)
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In this delightful period farce set in Russia in the 1800's Danny Kaye plays and illiterate buffoon who is mistaken by the villagers for their feared Inspector General. Hilarious situations ensue as Danny is caught up in court intrigue without having a clue of what is going on.
Musicals | DVD | (18/09/2006)
from £9.95 | Saving you £5.56 (30.90%) | RRP
Wizard of Oz: We click our heels in anticipation. There's no place like home and no movie like this one. From generation to generation The Wizard Of Oz brings us together - kids grown-ups families friends. The dazzling land of Oz a dream-come--true world of enchanted forests dancing scarecrows and singing lions wraps us in its magic with one great song-filled adventure after another. Based on L. Frank Baum's treasured book series The Wizard Of Oz was judged the best family film of all time by American Film Institute. And this never-before-seen restoration looks and sounds better than ever. We invite you to embark for the Emerald City on the most famous road in movie history. Dorothy (Judy Garland) Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) Tin Woodman (Jack Haley) and Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) await you on the Yellow Brick Road and ""Over the Rainbow."" Singin' in the Rain: Starring Gene Kelly Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds and featuring unforgettable song and dance classics like 'Singin' in the Rain' 'Make 'Em Laugh' and 'All I Do Is Dream of You' it has ""just about everything you could ask for in a movie musical"" Sunday Review. Set in Hollywood in the roaring 20s co-starring Jean Hagen and the incomparable Cyd Charisse and featuring a spectacular 12-minute 'Broadway Ballet' finale it is indisputably ""the most enjoyable of all American movie musicals"" Pauline Kael. The programme now contains a previously-deleted sequence featuring Debbie Reynolds in the never-seen-before footage of 'You Are My Lucky Star'. High Society: Beautiful aloof Newport heiress Tracy Lord (Kelly) is about to marry bland businessman George Kittredge (John Lund) but matters become complicated when her ex-husband C K Dexter-Haven (Crosby) moves to her neighbourhood determined to win back her hand. Things go from bad to worse for Tracy when journalist Mike Connor (Sinatra) arrives to cover the wedding for Spy Magazine. When Tracy is forced to choose between her suitors will she realise that ""safe"" doesn't always mean the best bet?
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.
His Girl Friday | Blu Ray | (16/01/2017)
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Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, MARCEL CAMUS' Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was a cultural event, kicking off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning. SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Optional English-dubbed soundtrack Archival interviews with director Marcel Camus and actress Marpessa Dawn New video interviews with Brazilian cinema scholar Robert Stam, jazz historian Gary Giddins, and Brazilian author Ruy Castro Looking for Black Orpheus, a French documentary about Black Orpheus's cultural and musical roots and its resonance in Brazil today Theatrical trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Atkinson Click Images to Enlarge
Francesco's Venice | DVD | (19/06/2006)
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A breathtaking journey through the ages telling the story of one of the world's most famous and beautiful cities. This lavish landmark series explores how a place with no firm ground no crops no indigenous riches and no land army came to snatch success from the jaws of failure time and time again - right up to the present day. Step back in time to early Venice recreated by the magic of CGI. See wooden houses on stilts replaced by the daring rebuild in stone and brick. Witness th
Baby Mozart - Music Festival | DVD | (28/04/2003)
from £3.80 | Saving you £8.19 (68.30%) | RRP
Baby Mozart is from the award-winning infant-developmental media company Baby Einstein, whose goal and philosophy is the satisfaction of a child's curiosity through sight and sound. In the main Theatre section of this disc you'll find lots of simple shapes, primary colours and favourite toys passing across the screen. Unlike the simpler earlier releases, this is focused on the works of Mozart, and so just like the Bach and Beethoven releases all the images are choreographed around the chosen pieces of music. This release was named Video of the Year by Child and Parent magazine and is a wonderful expansion of the company's original ideas. It's a slight advancement in expectation of your child from the more basic initial releases but has a Video Tutorial to help the parent understand how it all works. On the DVD: Baby Mozart is the name of the feature itself, but from the Main Menu you can enter a Concert Hall to replay the musical cues from the main show. Split into three sections (Little Ears, Playtime or Bedtime) you can mix and match from the main feature playlist (for example: Magic Flute, Concerto for Flute and Harp in C and movements from Piano Sonatas in C and D). There's also a Resources section with the aforementioned Video Tutorial and a Toy Chest crediting all the toys used, just in case a certain someone wants one of their own. --Paul Tonks
André Rieu - André Rieu Im Wunderland | DVD | (26/12/2011)
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Tracklist:1. Also Sprach Zarathustra2. Heigh-Ho!3. Florentine March 4. Waltz Medley 5. Salom6. Sabre Dance 7. Air of the Magician8. O Isis und Osiris 9. I've Got Plenty of Nothing10. Concerto Pour Une Voix11. Solveig's Song 12. Lasst den Kopf nicht hngen13. The Impossible Dream14. Cinderella Waltz 15. Tara's Theme16. Second Waltz17. Little Brother Dance With Me 18. Where Each Child Lays Down His Head 19. Carnaval Festival20. Swan Lake (Moderato)21. Some Day My Prince Will Come22. Fanfare23. The Old Castle24. The Only Thing I Care About 25. Somewhere Over The Rainbow26. This Land Is Mine27. What A Wonderful World
Greyfriars Bobby | DVD | (03/07/2006)
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Overflowing with warmth and charm Greyfriars Bobby celebrates the powerful bond between man and a kind and loving animal. Based on Eleanor Atkinson's immortal children's book - Walt Disney presents the remarkable true story of one of Scotland's most beloved and celebrated heroes - a terrier named Bobby. The enduring friendship forged between a tenderhearted shepherd known simply as Old Jock and his devoted dog cannot be broken - even by the kindly old man's death. Set in bustling Victorian Edinburgh and the breathtaking Scottish countryside Greyfriars Bobby is a sensitive tale of uncommon loyalty and affection that is certain to delight and inspire one and all!
All About Eve | DVD | (23/07/2012)
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An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
The Red Shoes | DVD | (06/07/2009)
from £6.48 | Saving you £9.51 (59.50%) | RRP
The tragic and romantic story of Vicky Page the brilliant young dancer who must give up everything if she is to become a great ballerina is one of Powell and Pressburger's most famous films. Creators of classics such as Black Narcissus A Matter of Life And Death and The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp they were renowned for their use of brilliant colour and wonderful costumes and with the exhilarating cinematography of Jack Cardiff were among the most influential film makers of their time. The Red Shoes is one of the finest examples of their work and has become an inspiration to artists film makers and musicians all over the world.
Romantic Paradise | DVD | (05/03/2012)
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Tracklist:Part 101. The Godfather (LOVE THEME)02. Strangers In Paradise03. Romance Anonyme (Jeux Interdits)04. Once Upon A Time In The West05. Chanson D'Amour06. O Mio Babbino Caro07. William Tell Overture08. Opera Potpourri09. Italia n National Anthem10. L'Italiano11. MarinaPart 2:01. Roses From Tyrol (The Bird Seller)02. Lagune Walt z (A Night In Venice)03. The Rose04. Italiana05. Barcarolle (Tales Of Hoffmann)06. La Paloma07. Light Cavalry08. All Men Shall Be Brothers (Ode To Joy)09. Radetzky March10. Vino11. La Montanara12. I Love You
Andrew Marrs - The Making Of Mordern Britain | DVD | (23/11/2009)
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Andrew Marr's The Making Of Modern Britain