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  • The Agony and the Ecstasy [DVD] [1965] The Agony and the Ecstasy | DVD | (12/03/2012) from £4.75  |  Saving you £5.04 (50.50%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Carol Reed (The Third Man) directed this 1965 portrait of the relationship between Michelangelo (Charlton Heston) and Pope Julius II (Rex Harrison), who commissioned the artist to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Based on a novel by Irving Stone, the script of The Agony and the Ecstasy plods along, juggling the dynamics between the two men along with a somewhat perfunctory love story and distracting battle sequences. Reed seems more attuned to the nuances and great pains of the artistic process, as seen in sequences of Michelangelo working. But the overall focus of the film is unfortunately fuzzy. --Tom Keogh

  • I'll Be Seeing You [1944] I'll Be Seeing You | DVD | (31/03/2008) from £3.40  |  Saving you £1.59 (31.90%)  |  RRP £4.99

    Oscar winner Ginger Rogers and Joseph Cotten top a stellar cast in this tender wartime love story about two troubled strangers who meet by chance and try to crowd a lifetime of love and laughter into eight days. After serving half of a prison sentence for accidental manslaughter Mary Marshall (Rogers) is allowed a holiday furlough to visit her family. Keeping her history a secret she falls in love with a kindhearted G.I. (Cotten) who's struggling to overcome shell shock. Both long for a normal life. But can they have it if he learns the truth about her?

  • Young and Innocent [1938] Young and Innocent | DVD | (18/08/2008) from £4.99  |  Saving you £1.00 (16.70%)  |  RRP £5.99

    When a woman's body is discovered on the beach by one of her former lovers he races off to call the police. But two witnesses see him run and think he is the escaping killer. After being arrested he manages to escape in the confusion at the courthouse. With the assistance of the Police Constable's daughter he tries to prove his innocence while avoiding the police...

  • Send Me No Flowers [1964] Send Me No Flowers | DVD | (05/05/2008) from £2.99  |  Saving you £7.00 (70.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Rock is ready to make love yesterday tomorrow and especially to Day (Doris that is!) When he overhears a doctor discussing the imminent death of a patient hypochondriac George (Hudson) believes the doc is referring to him. Convinced he's living on borrowed time George enlists the aid of his best friend Arnold (Randall) to find a new husband for his soon-to-be-widowed wife Judy (Day). Already alarmed by her husband's increasingly strange behavior Judy is even more bewildered when an old flame shows up George bends over backwards to encourage his advances!

  • Thieves' Highway [DVD] [1949] Thieves' Highway | DVD | (09/04/2012) from £3.01  |  Saving you £6.98 (69.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Set in and around San Francisco, Thieves' Highway is a tale of an American G.I., Nick, who comes home from World War II to find his father, a produce truck driver, paralysed after a fight with a crooked truck driver. So instead of the young vet building a new life for himself and settling down with his girl, Nick gets embroiled in his father's feud. To get back at the thug, Nick tries to lay a trap. But his hunger for revenge changes his personality to the point where he risks losing everything that ever mattered to him.

  • 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.

  • 300 Spartans [1962] 300 Spartans | DVD | (01/10/2007) from £3.09  |  Saving you £2.90 (48.40%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Based on actual event occurring in 480 B.C. Greece. This scintillating drama stars Richard Egan as the Greek soldier Leonidas who led 300 Spartan soldiers against an overwhelming Persian army in the Battle of Thermopylae. Unable to recruit the soldiers he needs to defend a critical Greek mountain pass against Persias King Xerxes Leonidas nonetheless prepares for battle. When warned that the number of arrows his tiny army will face ""will blot out the sun"" Leonidas replies that his army will ""fight in the shade."" With it's superb cinematography realism and musical score this story of courage and self-sacrifice is inspired filmmaking at it's best.

  • 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 ...

  • Comedy Classics - John and Julie [1955] Comedy Classics - John and Julie | DVD | (02/04/2007) from £4.19  |  Saving you £5.80 (58.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Long Lost Comedy Classics is a collection of films from a golden age of British Cinema remembered for timeless stars and some unique movies that have stood the test of time. So why not take a trip down memory lane and see how cinema used to be? This charming and timeless film records the adventures of two small children who run off to watch the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953 meeting various eccentrics on the way. The characters the children meet are played by the great British stars and characters of the period and this film is fascinating for anyone interested in British artistic history. John and Julie is that rare thing a self-contained trip into a very different time and place.

  • Down Argentine Way [DVD] [1940] Down Argentine Way | DVD | (02/07/2012) from £3.01  |  Saving you £6.98 (69.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    American girl (Grable) on vacation in Argentina falls for wealthy racehorse owner (Ameche).

  • Breakfast At Tiffany's [DVD] [1961] Breakfast At Tiffany's | DVD | (14/09/2009) from £3.57  |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Holly is a deliciously eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. George Peppard plays her nextdoor neighbour a writer who is 'sponsored' by wealthy Patricia Neal. Guessing who's the right man for Holly is easy. Seeing just how that romance blossoms is one of the enduring delights of this classic set to Henry Mancini's Oscar-winning score and the Oscar-winning Mancini/Johnny Mercer song 'Moon River'. The names Audrey Hepburn and Holly Golightly have become synonymous since this dazzling romantic comedy was translated to the screen from Truman Capote's best-selling novella.

  • To Catch A Thief [1955] To Catch A Thief | DVD | (07/05/2007) from £3.65  |  Saving you £6.00 (60.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    A supposedly reformed cat burglar out to prove himself innocent of a recent crime spree tries to capture the thief who's terrifying the French Riviera. Cary Grant is devastatingly elegant as the reformed thief John Robie and charming enough to attract the attention of the lovely Frances Stevens (Grace Kelly) a wealthy and spoiled American traveling the Riviera with her widowed mother (Jessie Royce Landis). However things do not begin on a romantic note. Robie is more interested in clearing his name than in pursuing the beautiful American but the two will not go their separate ways so easily. Classic suspence and romance from director Alfred Hitchcock.

  • Meet Me In St. Louis [1944] Meet Me In St. Louis | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £3.66  |  Saving you £4.10 (51.30%)  |  RRP £7.99

    A cast of favorites in the Charming...Romantic...Tuneful Love Story of the Early 1900s ! The wonderful Judy Garland stars in this charming musical as Esther Smith whose father comes home and announces he is going to uproot his whole family to New York on the very eve of the 1903 St. Louis World Fair. Brilliantly directed by Vincente Minnelli and full of wonderful songs - 'Trolley Song' 'Have yourself A Merry Little Christmas'.

  • Song Without End [DVD] Song Without End | DVD | (06/08/2013) from £4.72  |  Saving you £8.27 (63.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Stunningly filmed in Technicolor and featuring one of the finest musical scores Hollywood has ever produced, Charles Vidor's Song Without End - the 1960 biopic of the virtuoso pianist and composer Franz Liszt won both Oscar (1961) and Golden Globe awards (1961). Dirk Bogarde stars as Franz Liszt.The finest virtuoso pianist of his day, Liszt is the toast of Europe, filling concert halls from Paris to Vienna and playing command performances for the crowned heads of Europe. His interpretations of the works of the great composers are unsurpassed - but he dreams that one day his own compositions will enthrall his adoring crowds. As his fame grows, his personal life falls apart. Already involved in a scandalous affair with a French Countess (Genevieve Page), now he dreams of seducing and marrying a Russian Princess (Capucine) whose love is absolutely forbidden... A musical masterpiece, Song Without End features almost forty beautiful pieces by some of the world's greatest composers including Chopin, Beethoven,Wagner, Bach, Verdi and Schumann as well as works by Liszt himself. Solo piano pieces are performed by the maestro Jorge Bolet, with accompaniment from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Roger Wagner Chorale. Song Without End was to be the final film by Charles Vidor who died before production was complete, with his place taken by George Cukor.

  • Hollow Triumph [DVD] [1948] Hollow Triumph | DVD | (18/05/2009) from £3.59  |  Saving you £6.40 (64.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Directed by Steve Sekely (Day Of The Triffids) Hollow Triumph stars Paul Henreid (Casablanca The Conspirators) as Johnny Muller a thief whose casino raid has gone wrong. Only he and Marcy played by Herbert Rudley (Brewster's Millions) escape. Soon Marcy ends up shot in the street and Johnny needs to escape. He is being pursued by the police and the casino owners. Out on the street Johnny is mistaken for a psychiatrist Dr. Bartok. He visits his office where the secretary - Joan Bennett (Scarlet Street) - also mistakes Johnny for her boss until she notices that the scar on her boss's cheek is missing. Johnny decides to replicates the scar but manages to put the scar on the wrong side of his face. Does it matter? Do people really look at other people's faces? Will the scar give him away? Is he marked for death?

  • Touch Of Evil [1958] Touch Of Evil | DVD | (10/11/2003) from £3.89  |  Saving you £6.10 (61.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Considered by many to be the greatest B movie ever made, the original-release version of Orson Welles' film noir masterpiece Touch of Evil was, ironically, never intended as a B movie at all--it merely suffered that fate after it was taken away from writer-director Welles, then reedited and released in 1958 as the second half of a double feature. Time and critical acclaim would eventually elevate the film to classic status (and Welles' original vision was meticulously followed for the film's 1998 restoration), but for four decades this original version stood as a testament to Welles' directorial genius. From its astonishing, miraculously choreographed opening shot (lasting over three minutes) to Marlene Dietrich's classic final line of dialogue, this sordid tale of murder and police corruption is like a valentine for the cinematic medium, with Welles as its love-struck suitor. As the corpulent cop who may be involved in a border-town murder, Welles faces opposition from a narcotics officer (Charlton Heston) whose wife (Janet Leigh) is abducted and held as the pawn in a struggle between Heston's quest for truth and Welles' control of carefully hidden secrets. The twisting plot is wildly entertaining (even though it's harder to follow in this original version), but even greater pleasure is found in the pulpy dialogue and the sheer exuberance of the dazzling directorial style. --Jeff Shannon

  • Cone Of Silence [1960] Cone Of Silence | DVD | (25/02/2008) from £4.05  |  Saving you £8.94 (68.80%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Veteran pilot George Gort (Bernard Lee) faces a Court of Inquiry as the result of the crash of a Phoenix jet airliner He is severely cross-examined by Sir Arnold Hobbes Q.C. (Gorge Sanders) and found guilty of a pilot error. The pressure mounts on Gort when Captain Judd (Peter Cushing) accuses him of bringing the aircraft in too low at Calcutta. With passenger lives at risk Gort's daughter Charlotte (Elizabeth Seal) fights to clear her father's name by enlisting the help of Captain Dallas (Michael Craig).

  • The Man With The Golden Arm [1955] The Man With The Golden Arm | DVD | (18/12/2006) from £4.76  |  Saving you £3.23 (40.40%)  |  RRP £7.99

    Frank Sinatra stars with Kim Novak and Eleanor Parker in this riveting drama about a poker dealer/jazz musician who descends to skid row after becoming addicted to heroin. Will he make it back into the spotlight -- or even survive? Based upon the classic American novel by Nelson Algren The Man With The Golden Arm was far ahead of its time with its depiction of what drugs can do to even an ambitious person. Its cautionary tale still holds up today as heroin has come back to haunt not only the inner city but middle America as well. It contains what Frank Sinatra himself considered his best performance a role which gained him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor of 1955. Directed by the notorious Otto Preminger this hard-edged expressionistic view of the normally-depicted-as-glorious 1950s will comes as a fascinating surprise to those who have yet to discover this classic melodrama. Co-starring a young Darren McGavin in his debut film performance it also contains one of the movie score legend Elmer Bernstein's best compositions which earned one of the film's two other Oscar nominations along with one for art direction.

  • Blonde Venus [1932] Blonde Venus | DVD | (04/06/2007) from £4.68  |  Saving you £5.31 (53.20%)  |  RRP £9.99

    American chemist Ned Faraday marries a German entertainer and starts a family. However he becomes poisoned with Radium and needs an expensive treatment in Germany to have any chance at being cured. Wife Helen returns to night club work to attempt to raise the money and becomes popular as the Blonde Venus. In an effort to get enough money sooner she prostitutes herself to millionaire Nick Townsend. While Ned is away in Europe she continues with Nick but when Ned returns cured he discovers her infidelity. Now Ned despises Helen but she grabs son Johnny and lives on the run just one step ahead of the Missing Persons Bureau. When they do finally catch her she loses her son to Ned. Once again she returns to entertaining this time in Paris and her fame once again brings her and Townsend together. Helen and Nick return to America engaged but she is irresistibly drawn back to her son and Ned. In which life does she truly belong?

  • The Werewolf Of London [1935] The Werewolf Of London | DVD | (02/03/2002) from £4.19  |  Saving you £5.80 (58.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    While in Tibet Dr. Wilfred Glendon is attacked in the dark. On his return to London he finds himself changing at night into a werewolf and terrorising the city!

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