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  • Gathering Storm [2002] Gathering Storm | DVD | (15/09/2003) from £5.19  |  Saving you £8.80 (62.90%)  |  RRP £13.99

    The Gathering Storm is a fictionalised portrayal of Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine during their wilderness years of the 1930s. It deservedly won numerous awards, including an Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe in recognition of Albert Finney's wonderful central performance. Equally deserving were those for all aspects of the production design: period wardrobe, set dressing and use of location are equally impressive, apparently ensuring that this production has everything going for it in its depiction of pre-War Britain. The snag is that its restriction to TV movie format, a mere 90 minutes, excludes a lot of historical context that ought not to have been left out. Seeing Churchill's adoration of his wife (Vanessa Redgrave) or the family woes troubling Ralph Wigram (Linus Roache) is all very emotionally dramatic, but it uses precious screen time that might have been better devoted to highlighting the political situation abroad, or indeed the monarchy's situation at home. The enterprise smacks a little too much of sentimental contrivance, lionising Churchill in rose-tinted retrospect. True, some attempt is made to acknowledge the personality traits that excluded him both from office and popularity prior to Germany's re-building, but like so much else pertinent to the machinations of anticipating the war, these are glossed over for familial feel-goodery and button-pushing poignancy. This is a film that's easy to admire, but ought not to be mistaken for well-rounded history. On the DVD: The Gathering Storm doesn't look or sound quite as crisp and clear as you'd hope for a recent TV-movie transfer. That's down to some obvious grain in the picture, and the 2.0 surround audio that tends to lose quieter dialogue moments. There are extensive cast and crew biographies that will no doubt help international viewers place the naggingly familiar British faces. There's also the accumulatively enthusiastic commentary from director Richard Loncraine and producer Frank Doelger, which happily points many of them out. --Paul Tonks

  • The Florida Project [Blu-Ray] The Florida Project | Blu Ray | (12/03/2018) from £13.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The Florida Project tells the story of a precocious six-year-old and her rag-tag group of close friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure, while their parents and the adults around them struggle with hard times.

  • Lady Macbeth [DVD] Lady Macbeth | DVD | (21/08/2017) from £6.69  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Inspired by Nikolai Leskov's 'Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District', this is a film noir in the guise of a Victorian costume drama with EE Rising Star Florence Pugh (The Falling) starring in this dark and stormy period drama from director William Oldroyd. When a young woman is bought, married off and oppressed by an older man, her sanity slowly starts to unwind. Taking comfort in the arms of the stable boy sets off a chain of events as unstoppable as they are tragic.

  • The Big Short [DVD] The Big Short | DVD | (23/05/2016) from £4.34  |  Saving you £2.65 (37.90%)  |  RRP £6.99

    The true story of several remarkable contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble and subprime mortgage market had become, figured out how to short the market and make a killing during the financial collapse of 2008.

  • Blue Collar (Blu-Ray) Blue Collar (Blu-Ray) | Blu Ray | (22/01/2018) from £14.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Paul Schrader had established his reputation as a screenwriter (The Yakuza and Taxi Driver, among others) before embarking on his directorial debut. Blue Collar is the story of three working-class guys at the Checker auto plant who run their local union office. Richard Pryor delivers a funny, passionate, seething performance in one of his rare dramatic roles as a rabble-rousing union man. Trapped by family worries and crippling back taxes, he dreams up the robbery after scoping out the joint and enlists his coworker and buddies, family man Harvey Keitel and high-living bachelor Yaphet Kotto, who are in similar financial straits. This is a strictly amateur-hour heist, and their successful getaway is the last bit of good luck in store for the trio. The robbery turns up no cash, only incriminating files, and the inept thieves are soon blackmailing the powerful union, which fights back with force, seduction, and murder. Schrader's first film has little of the polish or style he developed by American Gigolo, but his portrait of lower middle class families in 1970s Detroit, interracial relations, and male camaraderie is sharp and insightful. His attention to detail shows in every frame and adds to the edgy material, which balances the thriller plot with social commentary about corruption, labour relations, and the lure of power. Schrader's later films show more subtlety and cinematic confidence, but time hasn't dimmed the power he unleashes in this angry working class drama.--Sean Axmaker

  • T2 Trainspotting [Blu-ray] [2017] T2 Trainspotting | Blu Ray | (05/06/2017) from £5.42  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal.Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same.Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.Click Images to Enlarge

  • Selma [DVD] Selma | DVD | (15/06/2015) from £4.89  |  Saving you £15.10 (75.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Produced by Oprah Winfrey Brad Pitt’s company plan b (12 years a slave ) and Christian Colson ( Slumdog Millionaire ) the acclaimed film Selma tells the gripping and moving true story of the pivotal moment in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s epic civil rights struggle - the 1965 protest march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama to secure voting rights for African Americans. Starring British actor David Oyelowo (The Butler A Most Violent Year) as Martin Luther King Jr. Alongside Tom Wilkinson Carmen Ejogo Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey the 2015 release of Selma celebrates the 50th anniversary of the passing of the voting rights act and this triumphant story of the power of the people.

  • Ring of Bright Water Ring of Bright Water | DVD | (01/01/2008) from £4.99  |  Saving you £1.00 (16.70%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Graham Merrill (Travers) buys an otter from a London pet shop and decides to leave the hustle and bustle of the city for the tranquil beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Soon he and Mij become the best of friends and together they explore the natural wonders that surround them. When Graham meets and falls in love with the beautiful village doctor Mary (McKenna) the three become inseparable but when Mij's food source is threatened, so is their idyllic lifestyle.

  • Heaven Is For Real [DVD] [2014] Heaven Is For Real | DVD | (06/10/2014) from £2.99  |  Saving you £17.00 (85.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play.   Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book, Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Starring Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear (Best Supporting Actor, As Good As It Gets, 1997) as Todd Burpo, the real-life father whose son Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton shares the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth ... things he couldn't possibly know.   Actors Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Greg Kinnear, Margo Martindale, Jacob Vargas Directors Randall Wallace Language English Subtitles Hindi, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, English Dubbed French, Italian, Spanish Run Time 95 minutes                               

  • Silver Linings Playbook [DVD] Silver Linings Playbook | DVD | (01/04/2013) from £2.79  |  Saving you £17.20 (86.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In lesser hands than director David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook could have been a typically cringe-inducing throwaway Hollywood rom-com. As it is, this unusual and deeply affecting story of crazy love is a bold observation about the joys and tragedy of life lived by deeply flawed characters facing triumph and adversity against a backdrop of painfully familiar family dysfunction. It's also a tremendous achievement in formal structure, with a flair for storytelling that's as moving as it is delightful. Bradley Cooper plays Pat, an until-recently undiagnosed bipolar person who's just home from a lengthy stay in a mental institution and doing his darnedest to get his head and his life back on track. His concerned parents, vividly embodied by Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver, have plenty of troubles of their own when they warily take him in and tiptoe around the eggshells of a psyche that still veers wildly from seeming self-control to scary bouts of mania. Pat has a plan to win back the unfaithful wife whose restraining order is still in force because of the violent episode that sent him away after he nearly killed her lover. Interjected into this wobbly family scenario is Tiffany, a friend of a friend who is embroiled in her own turmoil of mental instability following the recent death of her husband. Jennifer Lawrence is a charming revelation as Tiffany, flexing sensitive acting muscles that are as toned as her lithe form. She throws herself into the role of a depressed, promiscuous young woman who needs Pat in her life about as much as she needs another personal tornado to rip her apart. But the movie magically reveals that these two disturbed souls have a destiny that's never really in doubt; although the whirlwind turns the movie takes to get them there are often breathtaking. Russell liberally adapted the movie from Matthew Quick's 2008 novel, and he deftly imbues the story with a vibrant sense of place (suburban, blue-collar Philadelphia) and each character, no matter how tangential to Pat and Tiffany's journey, with quirks and nuances that brilliantly reveal their essence. The subject of mental illness has rarely been portrayed with such honesty and candid respect. Constantly keeping us off guard, Silver Linings Playbook soars from darkness to a kind of screwball comedy that is as tender and touching as it is unpredictable. There are several tour-de-force moments that Russell constructs with the surest hand of direction, dialogue, and the talents of his cast. A key scene unfolds in a small living room where eight people are crammed together, each adding important pieces to the whole, and which thrums with a masterfully rhythmic pace. Another sequence follows the buildup to one of Pat's manic outbursts with a dizzying and increasingly stressful manifestation of the madness careening around in his head. It seems hard to believe that a love story with real humour, real pain, and genuine resonance that gets from point A to point B--it begins with a lone figure mumbling to himself and ends with a jubilantly staged ballroom dance--can succeed with so few missteps. But Silver Linings Playbook turns it all into an absorbing reality wherein life stumbles heartwarmingly toward what real love is all about. --Ted Fry

  • Practical Magic [1999] Practical Magic | DVD | (19/07/1999) from £3.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (71.50%)  |  RRP £13.99

    Actor Griffin Dunne improves a bit on his first film as a director, Addicted to Love, with this drama-comedy about a family of witches. Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock play spell-casting sisters of different temperaments: the former is a high-living, free-spirited sort, while Bullock's character is a homebody who can't get around a family curse that kills the men in their lives. A widowed single mom, Bullock gets into a jam with an abusive Bulgarian (Goran Visnjic) and is helped out by her sibling, but the result brings a good-looking, warm, inquisitive cop (Aidan Quinn) into their lives. The film has a variety of tonal changes--cute, scary, glum--that Dunne can't always effectively juggle. But the female-centric, celebratory nature of the film (the fantasies, the sharing, the witchy bonds) is infectious, and supporting roles by Dianne Wiest and Stockard Channing as Kidman and Bullock's magical aunts are a lot of fun. --Tom Keogh

  • The Hundred Foot Journey [DVD] The Hundred Foot Journey | DVD | (09/03/2015) from £4.19  |  Saving you £15.80 (79.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Starring Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren*, produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, and from the director of Chocolat, this uplifting story bursts with flavour, passion and heart. When the chilly chef proprietress of a Michelin starred French restaurant in southern France (Mirren) gets wind of a culinary immigrant opening an Indian restaurant just 100 feet from her own, her protests escalate to all-out war between the two establishments. It's a celebration of triumph over exile as these two worlds collide and one young man tries to find the comfort of home in every pot wherever he may be.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel [DVD] The Grand Budapest Hotel | DVD | (07/07/2014) from £4.49  |  Saving you £15.50 (77.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The Grand Budapest Hotel is a British-German comedy-drama film written and directed by Wes Anderson and tells the story of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between WW1 and WW2 and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his most trusted protégé... An all-star cast including Ralph Fiennes Adrien Brody Jeff Goldblum Jude Law Bill Murray Edward Norton Tilda Swinton and Owen Wilson.

  • State Of Play - Series 1 State Of Play - Series 1 | DVD | (25/04/2005) from £4.19  |  Saving you £15.80 (79.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Stephen Collins is an ambitious politician. Cal McAffrey is a well-respected investigative journalist and Stephen's ex-campaign manager. En route to work one morning Stephen's research assistant mysteriously falls to her death on the London Underground. It's not long before revelations of their affair hit the headlines. Meanwhile a suspected teenage drug dealer is found shot dead. These (apparently unconnected) events expose a dangerous habit within modern government of dancing too

  • 45 Years DVD 45 Years DVD | DVD | (11/01/2016) from £6.95  |  Saving you £9.04 (56.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Kate Mercer is planning a party to celebrate her 45th wedding anniversary. One week before the celebration, however, a letter arrives for her husband Geoff, containing news that reawakens troubling and long-hidden memories. Though Kate continues to prepare for the anniversary, she becomes increasingly concerned by Geoff's preoccupation with the letter and the ensuing revelations about his past. By the time the party comes round, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate. 45 Years is an intimate, moving and beautifully restrained portrait of a marriage shaken to its core by things left unspoken.

  • Lion [Blu-Ray] Lion | Blu Ray | (22/05/2017) from £6.79  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    In LION, five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train travelling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents feelings, he suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification, and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. With just a small store of memories, and the help of a new technology called Google Earth, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times.

  • Police Squad Season 1 Police Squad Season 1 | DVD | (06/11/2006) from £5.95  |  Saving you £14.04 (70.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The satirical comedy Police Squad pits an ace detective and his captain (Leslie Nielsen & Alan North) against the criminal elements that befoul a big city. From the creators of Airplane!. Episodes Comprise: 1. A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise) 2. Ring of Fear (A Dangerous Assignment) 3. Butler Did It the (A Bird in the Hand) 4. Revenge and Remorse (The Guilty Alibi) 5. Rendezvous at Big Gulch (Terror in the Neighborhood) 6. Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don't Laugh)

  • The Walk [DVD] [2015] The Walk | DVD | (01/02/2016) from £2.49  |  Saving you £17.50 (87.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has ever walked in the immense void between the World Trade Centre towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Academy Award®-winning director Robert Zemeckis uses advanced technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. THE WALK is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, but most of all, to the Towers of the World Trade Centre. Click Images to Enlarge

  • Law And Order Special Victims Unit - Series 1 Law And Order Special Victims Unit - Series 1 | DVD | (28/02/2005) from £9.59  |  Saving you £35.40 (78.70%)  |  RRP £44.99

    All the episodes from Season 1 of Law And Order: Special Victims Unit. Episodes Comprise : 1. Payback 2. A Single Life 3. ...Or Just Look Like One 4. Hysteria 5. Wanderlust 6. Sophomore Jinx 7. Uncivilized 8. Stalked 9. Stocks And Bondage 10. Closure: Part I 11. Bad Blood 12. Russian Love Poem 13. Disrobed 14. Limitations 15. Entitled 16. The Third Guy 17. Misleader 18. Chat Room 19. Contact 20. Remorse 21. Nocturne 22. Slaves

  • The Take [DVD] [2009] The Take | DVD | (06/07/2009) from £4.74  |  Saving you £8.25 (63.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The Take

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