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  • The Quiet Man [DVD] [1952] The Quiet Man | DVD | (03/06/2013) from £5.39  |  Saving you £4.60 (46.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Blarney and bliss, mixed in equal proportions. John Wayne plays an American boxer who returns to the Emerald Isle, his native land. What he finds there is a fiery prospective spouse (Maureen O'Hara) and a country greener than any Ireland seen before or since--it's no surprise The Quiet Man won an Oscar for cinematography. It also won an Oscar for John Ford's direction, his fourth such award. The film was a deeply personal project for Ford (whose birth name was Sean Aloysius O'Fearna), and he lavished all of his affection for the Irish landscape and Irish people on this film. He also stages perhaps the greatest donnybrook in the history of movies, an epic fistfight between Wayne and the truculent Victor McLaglen--that's Ford's brother, Francis, as the elderly man on his deathbed who miraculously revives when he hears word of the dustup. Barry Fitzgerald, the original Irish elf, gets the movie's biggest laugh when he walks into the newlyweds' bedroom the morning after their wedding and spots a broken bed. The look on his face says everything. The Quiet Man isn't the real Ireland but as a delicious never-never land of Ford's imagination, it will do very nicely. --Robert Horton

  • Dunkirk [DVD] [2017] Dunkirk | DVD | (20/03/2017) from £6.81  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Directed by Leslie Norman (The Long, The Short And The Tall), starring John Mills (Ice Cold In Alex, Goodbye Mr Chips, Great Expectations) Richard Attenborough (Brighton Rock, The Great Escape) and a cast featuring actual army officers, DUNKIRK is one of the most authentic representations of conflict during World War II. DUNKIRK follows the dramatic events leading up to Operation Dynamo, where upon the British Army attempted to rescue fellow soldiers and Allied troops from Nazi occupied France. Seen from the dual perspectives of a jaded journalist in search of propaganda and a weary soldier desperately trying to give his troop some hope, DUNKIRK never shies away from the brutality of war and the bravery of its soldiers.

  • The Warsaw Ghetto [DVD] The Warsaw Ghetto | DVD | (13/03/2017) from £5.42  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Irena Sendler was one of the most remarkable - and most unlikely - heroes of World War II, saving 2,500 Jewish children during the German occupation of Poland. As a social worker, Irena had access to the Warsaw Ghetto, making it possible for her to rescue the daughter of a Jewish friend and safely hide the young girl with a Catholic family. Realizing that thousands of children were still in danger, Irena recruited sympathetic friends and co-workers to smuggle children out and place them in safe homes, farms and convents. At great personal risk, she devised extraordinary schemes to sneak the children by Nazi guards, bringing them out in ambulances, suitcases and even wheelbarrows. Irena was eventually captured by the Gestapo. Even after months of torture, she maintained her silence. Her heroic efforts were honoured by a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Sing Street [DVD] [2016] Sing Street | DVD | (08/08/2016) from £6.59  |  Saving you £13.40 (67.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin where an economic recession forces Conor out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at the inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious and über-cool Raphina, and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band's music videos. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he's promised calling himself Cosmo and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the ?80s, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their hearts into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Combining Carney's trademark warmth and humour with a punk rock edge, and featuring a memorable soundtrack with hits from The Cure, Duran Duran, The Police, and Genesis, SING STREET is an electrifying coming-of-age film that will resonate with music fans across the board.

  • Atonement [2007] Atonement | DVD | (04/02/2008) from £2.34  |  Saving you £17.65 (88.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Keira Knightley and James McAvoy star in the adaptation of Atonement based on the novel by Ian McEwan. On the hottest day of the summer of 1935 thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia (Kiera Knightley) strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching Cecilia is their housekeeper's son Robbie Turner (James McAvoy) a childhood friend who along with Briony's sister has recently graduated from Cambridge. By the end of that day the lives of all three will have been changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had never before dared to approach and will have become victims of the younger girl's scheming imagination and Briony will have committed a dreadful crime the guilt for which will colour her entire life.

  • Kes [1969] Kes | DVD | (20/01/2003) from £5.34  |  Saving you £10.65 (66.60%)  |  RRP £15.99

    This was only Ken Loach's second cinema feature but it still ranks as one of his finest and most moving films. Billy, a disaffected young lad living on a soulless Barnsley estate, finds a fledgling kestrel and, for the first time in his life, feels his imagination gripped. With infinite patience--and a book on falconry nicked from a local bookstore--he starts to train the bird. There's no boy-and-his-pet sentimentality here: the relationship between Kes the bird and the puny, taciturn Billy is the kinship, full of wary respect, between two wild creatures, and when Kes for the first time flies free and returns to Billy's wrist, the sense of exhilaration is overwhelming. Although Loach never rams his message home, it's clear that Billy stands for a whole generation of youngsters whose potential, barring some such chance event, will never be even fractionally realised. Chris Menges' photography brings out all the austere beauty of the Yorkshire locations, and Loach draws believable performances from his largely non-professional cast--especially the 14-year-old David Bradley, stunningly convincing as Billy. And anyone who has ever suffered under a bullying, self-satisfied sports teacher will squirm with recognition at the brilliant cameo from the late Brian Glover. --Philip Kemp

  • Rooney [DVD] Rooney | DVD | (03/03/2014) from £6.09  |  Saving you £6.90 (53.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Irish comedy and based on the novel ‘Rooney’ written by Catherine Cookson. Set in 1950’s Dublin John Gregson is the irrepressible James Ignatious Rooney….the hurling loving dustman. Landladies fall at his feet and it’s not due to the stench of rubbish from his daily collections………… Rooney is too much of a gentleman to bring his work home with him. No it’s the Irish Blarney his good looks and his dog. And don’t forget the hurling always at the hurling. Rooney teams up with Mr Doolan (Liam Redmond) a wealthy businessman and hurling fan and moves to a smart part of Dublin. Here he meets yet another widowed landlady and the cantankerous Grandpa (played brilliantly by the hilarious Barry Fitzgerald) who is always losing his teeth! Rooney falls for Maire (Muriel Pavlow) the landlady’s cousin and when he is selected for the Hurling Championship Final will he win both the Cup Final and the girl?

  • Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe [1991] Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe | DVD | (17/09/2007) from £4.76  |  Saving you £5.23 (52.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The secret of life? The secret's in the sauce. Evelyn Couch is having trouble in her marriage and no one seems to take her seriously. While in a nursing home visiting relatives she meets Ninny Threadgoode an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode a young woman in 1920's Alabama. Through Idgie's inspiring life Evelyn learns to be more assertive and builds a lasting friendship of her own with Ninny.

  • Captain Fantastic [DVD] Captain Fantastic | DVD | (23/01/2017) from £6.09  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he's taught them.

  • Creed [DVD] Creed | DVD | (16/05/2016) from £5.39  |  Saving you £14.60 (73.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema comes award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler's Creed. The film reunites Coogler with his Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, and explores a new chapter in the Rocky story, starring Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role. Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there's no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed's legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollothe fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring. With Rocky in his corner, it isn't long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring? Creed also stars Tessa Thompson (Selma, Dear White People) as Bianca, a local singer-songwriter who becomes involved with Adonis; Phylicia Rashad (Lifetime's Steel Magnolias) as Mary Anne Creed, Apollo's widow; and English pro boxer and former three-time ABA Heavyweight Champion Anthony Bellew as boxing champ Pretty Ricky Conlan. Ryan Coogler directs from a screenplay he wrote with Aaron Covington, based on a story by Coogler. The film is being produced by Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King-Templeton and Sylvester Stallone, with Nicolas Stern executive producing. Click Images to Enlarge

  • The King's Speech [DVD] [2010] The King's Speech | DVD | (09/05/2011) from £2.99  |  Saving you £17.00 (85.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The untimely death of King George V (Michael Gambon) means that his son will be crowned as King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), however due to his desire to marry a woman whom the church do not approve of, Edward has to step down. Bertie (Colin Firth) is appointed as leader of the country and named King George VI. Unfortunately Bertie has suffered from a speech problem for the majority of his life and can barely speak in private, let alone public. At a time when the country is at war and desperately needing a leader they can trust, King George VI is not the ideal candidate. His wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) is forced to take it upon herself to fix the problem and hire an eccentric and unconventional speech therapist; Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). A conflict immediately ensues between the teaching style Logue uses and the King. However, after an unorthodox course of treatment the two become good friends and eventually cure the problem, leaving the King to lead his country to victory. Based on the true story of King George VI, The King’s Speech tells the story of the royal and his battle with his stammer. Nominated for 12 Oscars including Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter) and Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush). Special Features COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR TOM HOOPER AN INSPIRATIONAL STORY OF AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP - THE MAKING OF THE KING’S SPEECH AN INTERVIEW WITH MARK LOGUE (CO-AUTHOR OF THE KING’S SPEECH: HOW ONE MAN SAVED THE BRITISH MONARCHY) SPEECHES FROM THE REAL KING GEORGE VI PRODUCTION SKETCHES FROM ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED PRODUCTION DESIGNER EVE STEWART PHOTO GALLERY INCLUDING A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES

  • Still Alice [DVD] Still Alice | DVD | (06/07/2015) from £6.48  |  Saving you £9.51 (59.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Based on Lisa Genova's 2009 novel of the same name, 'Still Alice' is a frightening, heartbreaking, but ultimately inspiring drama featuring an astonishing Oscar and BAFTA-winning performance from Julianne Moore. At age fifty, Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) has it all: a Columbia University linguistics professorship, a devoted husband, and three loving children. Her life is a whirlwind of work and family, and she thrives on it. But, while lecturing at UCLA, something unexpected happens: mid-sentence, she struggles to find a word. Though a seemingly innocuous relapse, the incident leads to a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's disease, a stunning realisation that sees the bonds between Alice and her family thoroughly tested.

  • Maze [DVD] [2017] Maze | DVD | (22/01/2018) from £8.49  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Based on the true story of the 1983 mass breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP Maze high-security prison in Northern Ireland. As Larry Marley (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor), the chief architect of the escape, schemes his way towards pulling off this feat, he comes into contact with prison warder, Gordon Close (Barry Ward). Initially Larry and Gordon are confirmed enemies, born on opposite sides of Northern Ireland's political divide, but when Larry realises that Gordon may be unwittingly useful for his escape plan, a slow seduction begins. Larry intends to use and manipulate Gordon in order to get closer to his goal but what follows is a tense, and intriguing drama in which an unlikely relationship is forged between two enemies that will have far reaching consequences for both of them.

  • The Big Short [DVD] The Big Short | DVD | (23/05/2016) from £4.79  |  Saving you £2.20 (31.50%)  |  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.

  • A Room With A View [1985] A Room With A View | DVD | (29/10/2007) from £4.49  |  Saving you £11.50 (71.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Off to the sensuous landscape of Florence for her horizon-broadening tour Lucy a perfectly proper young Edwardian lady is chaperoned by her even more proper Aunt Charlotte. At the merest hint of scandal - Lucy is kissed by an improper suitor - Charlotte whisks her back to the serene English countryside where she is betrothed to a supposedly suitable gentleman insufferably in love with himself. Based on E.M. Forster's classic novel.

  • Wild [DVD] Wild | DVD | (25/05/2015) from £3.00  |  Saving you £16.99 (85.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    After years of reckless behaviour a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage Cheryl Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi and with absolutely no experience she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. WILD powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures – as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens strengthens and ultimately heals her.

  • 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.

  • Silver Linings Playbook [DVD] Silver Linings Playbook | DVD | (01/04/2013) from £2.69  |  Saving you £17.30 (86.50%)  |  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

  • Eat, Pray, Love [DVD] Eat, Pray, Love | DVD | (07/02/2011) from £1.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (90.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Based on the best selling book. After several personal disappointments and a broken heart 35 year old Elizabeth Gilbert decides to venture out alone on a year long journey of self discovery. In Italy she explores the art of pleasure through food language and friendship. In India she goes to her guru's ashram to study the art of spiritual devotion and finds peace with herself through the help of unlikely strangers. In Bali she learns the art of balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence... and accidentally finds her true love along the way.

  • Human Traffic [1999] Human Traffic | DVD | (14/04/2003) from £3.48  |  Saving you £-1.49 (-74.90%)  |  RRP £1.99

    Five best friends, 48 hours and a bucketload of ecstasy pills make for an enjoyably lightweight slice of pop-cultural ephemera from debut director Justin Kerrigan. Cardiff is the city, and hardcore partying, clubbing and pubbing is on the menu as Jip (John Simm) and his renegade band of McJobbers clock off and head out for a weekend of debauchery. Among Jip's hedonistic posse are the cheeky cockney drug-dealer Moff (Danny Dyer), the terminally jealous boyfriend Koop (Shaun Parkes) and the bad-boy magnet Lulu (Lorraine Pilkington). And that's pretty much it. Our heroes meet in a pub, get drunk, take drugs, go to a club, then to a party, then home and then meet up in another pub, just in time for the closing credits. Along the way there's a shamefully lethargic attempt to establish character back-story: Jip is temporarily sexually impotent because his mother's a prostitute; Koop's father is institutionalised; Lulu has nasty boyfriends; and Moff has conservative parents. But generally Human Traffic is happier at the heart of the party, celebrating the intoxication of club culture--which it does in style. Kerrigan pulls out all the formal stops with an energetic melange of jump cuts, slo-mo, and speeded-up "smudge" motion camerawork. There's also direct addresses to camera, fantasy sequences and some self-conscious cameos from DJ Carl Cox and former-drug dealer Howard Marks, author of Mr Nice. Wall-to-wall music from the likes of Fatboy Slim, William Orbit and even Primal Scream help paste over the occasional cracks in the veneer, which include some particularly duff lines ("We're gonna get more spaced than Neil Armstrong ever did!") and a drawn analysis of drug references in Star Wars, a nod to the films of Kevin Smith, such as Clerks, Mallrats and Chasing Amy. And if the whole project already feels dated and empty, well that's because it perfectly captures an essentially 1990s moment, and one gloriously empty weekend. --Kevin Maher

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