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  • It's A Wonderful Life [DVD] It's A Wonderful Life | DVD | (17/11/2014) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Now perhaps the most beloved American film, It's a Wonderful Life was largely forgotten for years, due to a copyright quirk. Only in the late 1970s did it find its audience through repeated TV showings. Frank Capra's masterwork deserves its status as a feel-good communal event, but it is also one of the most fascinating films in the American cinema, a multilayered work of Dickensian density. George Bailey (played superbly by James Stewart) grows up in the small town of Bedford Falls, dreaming dreams of adventure and travel, but circumstances conspire to keep him enslaved to his home turf. Frustrated by his life, and haunted by an impending scandal, George prepares to commit suicide on Christmas Eve. A heavenly messenger (Henry Travers) arrives to show him a vision: what the world would have been like if George had never been born. The sequence is a vivid depiction of the American Dream gone bad, and probably the wildest thing Capra ever shot (the director's optimistic vision may have darkened during his experiences making military films in World War II). Capra's triumph is to acknowledge the difficulties and disappointments of life, while affirming--in the teary-eyed final reel--his cherished values of friendship and individual achievement. It's a Wonderful Life was not a big hit on its initial release, and it won no Oscars (Capra and Stewart were nominated); but it continues to weave a special magic. --Robert Horton

  • Here Comes Mr Jordan [1941] Here Comes Mr Jordan | DVD | (05/02/2007) from £3.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (69.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    When a boxer (Robert Montgomery) is accidentally called to Heaven 50 years before his time it's upto celestial executive extraordinaire Mr. Jordan (Claude Rains) to straighten out the matter. When Columbia Pictures' financial advisors read the screenplay for the fantasy comedy HERE COMES MR. JORDAN they had their doubts as to its box-office potential. Screenwriter Sidney Buchman went directly to studio president Harry Cohn in an effort to convince him to make the film. Cohn liked the script's uniqueness and saying that all his bankers wanted was ""what sold last year "" told Buchman he'd make the picture. To play the saxophone-playing boxer Joe Pendelton Cohn decided to borrow Robert Montgomery from MGM. Although Mongomery had some initial doubts about his part he delivered what was to become an Oscar -nominated performance.

  • Chinatown [DVD] [1974] Chinatown | DVD | (14/01/2013) from £4.89  |  Saving you £15.10 (75.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Roman Polanski's brooding film noir exposes the darkest side of the land of sunshine, the Los Angeles of the 1930s, where power is the only currency--and the only real thing worth buying. Jack Nicholson is JJ Gittes, a private eye in the Chandler mould, who during a routine straying-spouse investigation finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into a jigsaw puzzle of clues and corruption. The glamorous Evelyn Mulwray (a dazzling Faye Dunaway) and her titanic father, Noah Cross (John Huston), are at the black-hole centre of this tale of treachery, incest, and political bribery. The crackling, hard-bitten script by Robert Towne won a well-deserved Oscar, and the muted colour cinematography makes the goings-on seem both bleak and impossibly vibrant. Polanski himself has a brief, memorable cameo as the thug who tangles with Nicholson's nose. One of the greatest, most completely satisfying crime films of all time. --Anne Hurley, Amazon.com

  • The Collector [DVD] The Collector | DVD | (07/10/2013) from £4.75  |  Saving you £8.24 (63.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Freddie, a socially withdrawn bank clerk and butterfly collector, decides to expand to collecting human specimens.

  • The Seven Year Itch [DVD] [1955] The Seven Year Itch | DVD | (23/07/2012) from £4.49  |  Saving you £5.50 (55.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    When his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor (Marilyn Monroe).

  • Funny Face [DVD] [1957] Funny Face | DVD | (14/09/2009) from £3.88  |  Saving you £6.11 (61.20%)  |  RRP £9.99

    S'Wonderful S'Marvelous! Paris the City of Light shines even brighter when Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire team up for the only time and bring their luminous starpower to this exquisite musical featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin. This dazzling romp -- filmed on location in Paris -- garnered four Academy Award nominations. In the role of bookstore clerk transformed into a modeling sensation Hepburn showcases singing and dancing skills she had honed on the London stage performing How Long Has This Been Going On? a Basal Metabolism dance in a cool-cat bistro and more. Astaire as the fashion photographer who discovers her conjures up his inimitable magic for sequences that include his Let's Kiss And Make Up matador diversion a heavenly dance with Hepburn to He Loves And She Loves and again with Hepburn the title-tune enchantment I Love Your Funny Face. Now and forever so do we.

  • South Pacific [1958] South Pacific | DVD | (08/03/2004) from £3.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The dazzling Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, brought to lush life by the director of the original stage version, Joshua Logan. Set on a remote island during the Second World War, South Pacific tracks two parallel romances: one between a Navy nurse (Mitzi Gaynor) "as corny as Kansas in August" and a wealthy French plantation owner (Rossano Brazzi), the other between a young American officer (John Kerr) and a native girl (France Nuyen). The theme of interracial love was still daring in 1958, and so was director Logan's decision to overlay emotional moments with tinted filters--a technique that misfires as often as it hits. The comic relief tends to fall flat and an overly spunky Mitzi Gaynor is a poor substitute for the stage original's Mary Martin. But the location scenery on the Hawaiian island of Kauai is gorgeous and the songs are among the finest in the American musical catalogue: "Some Enchanted Evening", "Younger than Springtime", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair", "This Nearly Was Mine". That's Juanita Hall as the sly native trader Bloody Mary, singing the haunting tune that launched a thousand tiki bars, "Bali H'ai". The movie is based on stories from James Michener's book Tales from the South Pacific. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

  • Saboteur [Blu-ray] [1942][Region Free] Saboteur | Blu Ray | (13/05/2013) from £4.19  |  Saving you £10.80 (72.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Factory worker Barry Kane (Robert Cummings) finds himself branded an industrial saboteur after a fire breaks out in the workplace. The extinguisher he handed to his colleague and best friend itself burst into flame, and Kane is now on the run, determined to find the real culprit and so prove his innocence. The only person who believes his story is Patricia Martin (Priscilla Lane), who aids him in his flight from the authorities. Alfred Hitchcock's suspenseful chase film, a contribution to America's wartime propaganda, can be seen as a precursor to his later success 'North by Northwest'. Special Features: Saboteur: A Closer Look Alfred Hitchcock's Sketches Saboteur Theatrical Trailer

  • A Man For All Seasons [1966] A Man For All Seasons | DVD | (12/02/2007) from £3.00  |  Saving you £9.99 (76.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    A Man For All Seasons: a motion picture for all time! Winner of six Academy Awards - including 1966 Best Picture - 'A Man For All Seasons' stars Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More a respected English statesman whose steadfast refusal to recognise King Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn cost him his head. Featuring an all-star supporting cast - Wendy Hiller Leo McKern Robert Shaw Orson Welles Susannah York and Vanessa Redgrave - and directed by two-time Oscar-winner Fred Zinnemann Robert Bolt's A Man For All Seasons is ""a picture that inspires admiration courage and thought."" - The New York Times.

  • The High And Mighty [1954] The High And Mighty | DVD | (14/05/2007) from £3.00  |  Saving you £9.99 (76.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Soar into the skies on a thrilling airborne adventure in this meticulously restored John Wayne film classic. In one of his most memorable roles Wayne plays Dan Roman a veteran pilot haunted by a tragic past. Now relegated to second-in-command cockpit assignments he finds himself scheduled on a routine Honolulu-to-San Francisco flight - one that takes a terrifying suspense-building turn when disaster strikes high above the Pacific Ocean at the point of no return. A ""Who's Who"" of Hollywood greats - Claire Trevor Laraine Day Robert Stack Jan Sterling Phil Harris and Robert Newton among others - are aboard for this celebrated drama bursting with conflict and excitement. Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Director (William A. Wellman) and two Best Supporting Actress nods (Trevor and Sterling) the film nabbed the Oscar for Dimitri Tiomkin's unforgettable musical score.

  • Son Of Dracula [1943] Son Of Dracula | DVD | (05/05/2008) from £5.00  |  Saving you £4.99 (49.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    A certain Count Alucard relocates from Budapest to the swamps of the American Deep South where he finds plenty to get his teeth into. Stylish directorial effort from Siodmak who would later make his mark with noir classics such as The Killers.

  • Fiddler On The Roof [DVD] Fiddler On The Roof | DVD | (13/01/2014) from £4.19  |  Saving you £5.80 (58.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The heartwarming scenes and uplifting songs of a timeless musical masterpiece meet the spectacular sound and picture quality ofBlu-ray for the first time ever to celebrate the film’s 40th Anniversary—bursting with hours of extras that will keep you entertained from sunrise to sunset! Nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture Best Actor (Topol) and Directing (Norman Jewison) Fiddler on the Roof tells the life-affirming story of a poor Jewish milkman whose love pride and faith help him cope with the challenges of raising a family in czarist Russia.

  • The Godfather: Part II [DVD] [1974] The Godfather: Part II | DVD | (08/07/2013) from £5.00  |  Saving you £14.99 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Francis Ford Coppola took some of the deep background from the life of Mafia chief Vito Corleone--the patriarch of Mario Puzo's bestselling novel The Godfather--and built around it a stunning sequel to his Oscar-winning, 1972 hit film. Robert De Niro plays Vito as a young Sicilian immigrant in turn-of-the-century New York City's Little Italy. Coppola weaves in and out of the story of Vito's transformation into a powerful crime figure, contrasting that evolution against efforts by son Michael Corleone to spread the family's business into pre-Castro Cuba. As memorable as the first film is, The Godfather II is an amazingly intricate, symmetrical tragedy that touches upon several chapters of 20th-century history and makes a strong case that our destinies are written long before we're born. This was De Niro's first introduction to a lot of filmgoers, and he makes an enormous impression. But even with him and a number of truly brilliant actors (including maestro Lee Strasberg), this is ultimately Pacino's film and a masterful performance. --Tom Keogh

  • Gentleman's Agreement [DVD] [1947] Gentleman's Agreement | DVD | (05/11/2012) from £4.49  |  Saving you £5.50 (55.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Director Elia Kazan and producer Darryl F. Zanuck caused a sensation with 'the most spellbinding story ever put on celluloid' (Hollywood Reporter), recipient of three Academy Awards� including Best Picture. One of the first films to directly tackle racial prejudice, this acclaimed adaptation of Laura Z. Hobson's bestseller stars Gregory Peck as a journalist assigned to write a series of articles on anti-semitism. Searching for an angle, he finally decides to pose as a Jew - and soon discove...

  • Doctor Zhivago [2002] Doctor Zhivago | DVD | (15/09/2008) from £3.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (73.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Stunning adaptation of Boris Pasternak's most celebrated novel scripted by acclaimed dramatist Andrew Davies (Pride And Prejudice Bridget Jones's Diary Othello). The sweep and scale of the Russian Revolution acts as the backdrop for the intense and ultimately heart-breaking love story of Doctor Yury Zhivago the physician and poet who wrestles with the anguish of being torn between the love of two women Tonya and Lara. Starring Sam Neill Keira Knightley and Hans Matheson. Now the winner of 4 major awards from the New York Film Festivals 2004.

  • Annie Hall [DVD] [1977] Annie Hall | DVD | (03/03/2014) from £4.59  |  Saving you £5.40 (54.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Woody Allen directs, co-writes and stars in this Oscar-winning romantic comedy. Neurotic comedian Alvy Singer (Allen) falls for the titular heroine (Diane Keaton), a budding singer, and the two of them attempt to build a solid relationship. They face problems, however, which include their opposing feelings towards California and their own mutual paranoia. Realising their differences stand in the way of a lasting relationship, they split up. It is not long before Alvy wants Annie back but she ...

  • Genghis Khan [DVD] Genghis Khan | DVD | (07/10/2013) from £3.89  |  Saving you £9.10 (70.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Omar Sharif plays the Mongolian chieftain Genghis Khan in this spectacular re-telling of the warlord's life. Born into royalty, raised in slavery, led by prophecy, the young warlord Temujin flees the war-ravaged plains of Mongolia for the decadence and splendour of Imperial China. Held there in pampered captivity, he gains the title Genghis Khan - Prince of Conquerors - before seizing the throne of the Emperor and turning his attentions West to the empires of India, Persia and the Russian Steppes... Packed with breathtaking battle scenes and boasting a truly distinguished cast which includes James Mason, Eli Wallach, Telly Savalas, Robert Morley, Francoise Dorleac and Michael Hordern, Genghis Khan ranks with the great historical screen epics.

  • Father Brown [DVD] [1954] Father Brown | DVD | (02/03/2009) from £3.99  |  Saving you £6.00 (60.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Alec Guinness stars as G.K. Chestertons legendary detective Father Brown in this splendid comedy thriller directed by Robert Hamer (Kind Hearts and Coronets). When Father Brown hears that Flambeau (Peter Finch), an international art thief, is planning to steal a priceless cross once owned by Saint Augustine during its transportation to Rome, he is delighted at the opportunity to match wits with a criminal of such repute. However, Flabeau outwits Father Brown on their first encounter deep in the catacombs of Paris and vanishes with the relic. Now, the amateur sleuth must somehow lure the master criminal out of hiding, recover the cross and sace Flambeaus immortal soul into the bargain... Based on the first Father Brown story, The Blue Cross, and boasting a superb supporting cast including Joan Greenwood, Bernard Lee and Sidney James, Father Brown is a true British film classic

  • Colonel March Investigates [DVD] Colonel March Investigates | DVD | (10/02/2014) from £3.60  |  Saving you £9.39 (72.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Colonel March Investigates

  • The Long Gray Line [DVD] The Long Gray Line | DVD | (07/10/2013) from £3.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (69.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    An inspiring drama directed by the great John Ford (Stagecoach, The Searchers) starring Tyrone Power (The Mark Of Zorro, The Razor's Edge) as Marty Maher, a humble Irish man from a poor background who joins the US Army to make a career for himself. after a difficult beginning he attains the rank of cadet instructor at famed West Point Military Academy. Co-starring Maureen O'Hara (The Quiet Man, Only The Lonely), this is superb, and little known or seen, military drama.

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