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  • Herod The Great [1960] Herod The Great | DVD | (20/10/2008) from £2.59  |  Saving you £-0.60 (-30.20%)  |  RRP £1.99

    The Story Of The King Of Ancient Judea This epic portrays the tale of the downfall of Herod (Edmond Purdom) King of Judea. After the defeat of his army by Octavius (Massimo Girotti) Herod travels to Rhodes to pay homage to the new sovereign. Mistakenly word spreads to Judea declaring King Herod is dead and arrangements need to be made to succeed him. But to everyone's disbelief Herod returns to find that he must not only deal with a collapsing kingdom but a failing marriage to wife Miriam (Sylvia Lopez). Despite his power Herod cannot prevent the ultimate destruction of the lives of his loved ones or himself.

  • Films That Define A Decade: '90s [DVD] Films That Define A Decade: '90s | DVD | (22/08/2016) from £4.49  |  Saving you £5.51 (55.10%)  |  RRP £10

    The glorious ?90s when grunge became chic and Spice Girls ruled pop culture. We witnessed the supersonic development of technology and welcomed the internet into our homes. Best of all, the '90s gave us some of the greatest films ever made, and we have four of them right here: American Pie defined a generation; Jeff Bridges was ?The Dude' in cult classic The Big Lebowski; Robert De Niro showed us the underbelly of Las Vegas in Casino; and The Mummy was a box office smash.

  • Farewell My Lovely [1944] Farewell My Lovely | DVD | (12/02/2007) from £4.49  |  Saving you £5.50 (55.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    They say crime doesn't pay. Private detective Phillip Marlowe knows better. The fat wad of folding money warming his breast pocket is the kind of thing that keeps him going through thick and thicker as he wades chin deep into a mystery involving a missing necklace and a missing hoodlum's moll named Velma. Sharply directed by Edward Dymytrk Murder My Sweet is film at its most noir creating a moody sense of a world that never plays on the level. Casting against type Dick Powell puts sunny crooner roles behind him dishing hardboiled patter and wearing five-going-on-six-o'clock stubble so well that source author Raymond Chandler called Powell his favorite screen Marlowe. ""I'm just a small businessman in a very messy business "" the PI observes. With wit and trendsetting style to burn it's never business as usual.

  • Bandolero! [DVD] [1968] Bandolero! | DVD | (05/11/2012) from £4.83  |  Saving you £5.16 (51.70%)  |  RRP £9.99

    It's a Wild West clash of personalities in Val Verde, Texas for the warring Bishop brothers (Dean Martin and James Stewart), who must now join forces to escape a death sentence. Featuring an all-star cast, including Raquel Welch and George Kennedy, and exploding with action, <i>Bandolero!</i> packs a smoking six-gun wallop from its first tense show-down to its last exciting shootout.

  • Guest In The House [DVD] [1944] Guest In The House | DVD | (18/05/2009) from £3.52  |  Saving you £5.50 (55.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Anne Baxter plays a manipulative young woman who moves in with the family of her betrothed - who also happens to be her psychiatrist. She gradually turns the house full of happy loving people against each other and they are powerless to stop her.

  • The Young Ones [1961] The Young Ones | DVD | (26/02/2007) from £4.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (61.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Nicky & his friends find their youth club threatened by a property tycoon who intends to buy it and tear it down. Determined not to be beaten they sing and dance to raise money to save the club.

  • The Seven Year Itch [DVD] [1955] The Seven Year Itch | DVD | (23/07/2012) from £3.37  |  Saving you £6.28 (62.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

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

  • Nicholas Nickleby [1947] Nicholas Nickleby | DVD | (13/11/2006) from £3.71  |  Saving you £9.28 (71.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    When Nicholas Nickleby's father dies and leaves his family destitute his uncle the greedy moneylender Ralph Nickleby finds Nicholas a job teaching in a repulsive school in Yorkshire. Nicholas flees the school taking with him one of the persecuted boys Smike and they join a troop of actors. Nicholas then has to protect Smike while trying to stop his Uncle Ralph taking advantage of his sister Kate and later his sweetheart Madeline Bray whose father is in debtor's prison.... A glorious Ealing Studios adaptation of Charles Dickens' celebrated novel!

  • The Boston Strangler [DVD] [1968] The Boston Strangler | DVD | (12/03/2012) from £4.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The unexpected casting of Tony Curtis as the presumed Boston Strangler, Albert DeSalvo, is only the first of the attractions of this hard-nosed suspense picture. Although the style of The Boston Strangler looks dated today, with its split-screen experiments and post-Bonnie and Clyde permissiveness, the film still has the clean, strong lines of a methodical policier. For the first hour, we don't focus on the Strangler, instead following the Beantown cops (led by Henry Fonda) as they track down leads; the best sequence is the near-accidental connection made between burglary suspect DeSalvo and the killings. Director Richard Fleischer had a forceful hand with true-crime material (Compulsion, 10 Rillington Place) and he takes an unblinking look into the then-taboo subject of sexual pathology. Curtis's physical transformation into a dumpy, dull-eyed brute is the best aspect of his performance; it's a role he lobbied hard for, but it did not lead to more challenging work. --Robert Horton

  • Italian Job/Zulu/Alfie (Triple Pack) [DVD] Italian Job/Zulu/Alfie (Triple Pack) | DVD | (14/11/2011) from £3.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The Italian Job:Charlie Croker is out of jail and on the make with an ingenious plan for the heist of the century. Aided and abetted by top criminal mastermind Mr. Bridger, Charlie sets off with an ace team of villains and three very special minis to lift $4,000,000 from under the noses of the Turin Polizi. The trouble is, with the cops and the Mafia on his tail, Charlie finds that grabbing the money is kid's stuff compared to getting away with it... This action packed comedy drama is an all time cult classic of the 60's, with the craziest car chase in movie history and an incredible cliff hanger finale, The Italian Job is the caper movie to beat them all!Zulu:The year: 1879. The place: Natal, Africa. One British garrison has already fallen to a huge army of Zulu tribesmen. The fearless native warriors are now heading for the isolated colonial outpost of Rorke's Drift, which is manned by no more than a hundred South Wales Borderers.A stirring tale of courage under fire, Zulu boasts fine performances from Michael Caine and Stanley Baker as conflicting British officers, and an unforgettable rendition of Men of Harlech.Alfie:Michael Caine stars as Alfie, a Cockney Casanova, in this outstanding example of 1960s British filmmaking.Alfie is a good-looking charmer, who finds that the Swinging Sixties are a great time to be around in. He's always able to sweet-talk women into bed, and he just doesn't care about the consequences. The film charts Alfie's complex and amoral amour, while he offers his own perspective, addressing the camera with his observations on life and love.So what's it all about, Alfie?

  • The Kennel Murder Case [DVD] [1933] The Kennel Murder Case | DVD | (14/02/2011) from £3.99  |  Saving you £1.00 (20.00%)  |  RRP £4.99

    Philo Vance is investigating the locked-room murder of a prominent but much-disliked antiques collector. A broken Chinese vase provides a very important clue in establishing the culprit.

  • Sabotage [1936] Sabotage | DVD | (18/08/2008) from £4.08  |  Saving you £1.91 (31.90%)  |  RRP £5.99

    An innocent boy becomes the innocent victim of a foreign agitator when he unwittingly carries a bomb aboard a busy bus...

  • Funny Girl / Funny Lady [1968] Funny Girl / Funny Lady | DVD | (04/03/2002) from £4.99  |  Saving you £20.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Like giant monuments to good old-fashioned star quality, Funny Girl (1968) and Funny Lady (1975) hark back to the golden days of American vaudeville, while essentially celebrating one of the great, egotistical show-business talents of all time. Viewed end to end, these two films, which tell the story of Ziegfeld comedienne Fanny Brice, run for almost five hours. That's a lot of biopic. But with the greatest of respect to Brice, undoubtedly a formidable star of her time, the talent really in the spotlight here belongs to Barbra Streisand. Streisand created the role of Fanny Brice in the 1964 Broadway stage musical and her performance for the big screen is a tour de force, fully deserving the Best Actress Oscar which she received. As a biopic, Funny Girl is superior fare, full of sumptuous production numbers. Brice's glory days are explored against the background of her turbulent private life with her flawed playboy husband Nicky Arnstein (a sympathetic performance from Omar Sharif) with considerable attention to the details of her inner turmoil. More rambling and less cohesive, Funny Lady finds Fanny divorced but still in love with Arnstein (Sharif also revisiting his role), drifting into marriage number two with uncouth songwriter and impresario Billy Rose (the excellent James Caan), her successful career again juxtaposed with a less than happy personal life. Combined, both films measure Streisand's rise to greatness. In Funny Girl, the bravura of the performance as a whole masks occasional gaucheness, while if Funny Lady is the less impressive picture overall, it still marks how far she has developed as a screen actress. The rough edges are gone, replaced by a sophisticated poise and the sense of a talent that has come to terms with itself. And of course throughout she is superb in the musical numbers, which include her theme song "People" and the classic belter "Don't Rain on my Parade", as well as Brice's classic torch song, "My Man". On the DVD: this package of tremendous, old-fashioned entertainment takes the viewer back to pre-multiplex days when going to the cinema was an event you might dress up for. Funny Lady's soundtrack includes a pre-picture "Overture" to give you time to unwrap the chocolates. You really need some plush velvet curtains to swing back across the television screen. Then, guaranteeing a twinge of nostalgia, there's an intermission break. Both films are presented in their original widescreen 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Dolby Digital 5.0 (Funny Girl) and LCR (Funny Lady) soundtracks do justice to Streisand's lung power. The first disc offers the most interesting extras, including a couple of featurettes about Streisand. Both discs provide standard filmographies and song highlights so Streisand addicts can skip between numbers to their hearts' content.--Piers Ford

  • The Pink Panther [1963] The Pink Panther | DVD | (02/02/2009) from £4.08  |  Saving you £1.91 (31.90%)  |  RRP £5.99

    When the famous Pink Panther diamond goes missing the bumbling Inspector Clouseau goes on the trail of notorious jewel thief The Phantom but looks everywhere except in the right place!

  • The Great Gatsby [1974] The Great Gatsby | DVD | (08/12/2003) from £3.90  |  Saving you £12.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Perhaps no movie could capture F Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby in its entirety, but this adaptation, scripted by Francis Ford Coppola, is certainly a handsome try, putting costume design and art direction above the intricacies of character. Robert Redford is an interesting casting choice as Gatsby, the millionaire isolated in his mansion, still dreaming of the woman he lost. And Sam Waterston is perfect as the narrator, Nick, who brings the dream girl Daisy Buchanan back to Gatsby. The problem seems to be that director Jack Clayton fell in love with the flapper dresses and the party scenes and the jazz age tunes, ending up with a Classics Illustrated version of a great book rather than a fresh, organic take on the text. While Redford grows more quietly intriguing in the film, Mia Farrow's pallid performance as Daisy leaves you wondering why Gatsby, or anyone else, should care so much about his grand passion. The effective supporting cast includes Bruce Dern as Daisy's husband, and Scott Wilson and Karen Black as the low-rent couple whose destinies cross the sun-drenched protagonists. (That's future star Patsy Kensit as Daisy's little daughter.) The film won two Oscars--not surprisingly, for costumes and musical score. --Robert Horton

  • The Razor's Edge [DVD] [1946] The Razor's Edge | DVD | (02/07/2012) from £4.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    A adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiance in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.

  • Pin Up Girl [DVD] [1944] Pin Up Girl | DVD | (09/04/2012) from £4.95  |  Saving you £5.04 (50.50%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The title says it all! Gorgeous Betty Grable (in real life voted the Forces' all time favourite pin up girl), stars as a War Department typist, who doubles as a small-time USO entertainer desperate for a chance at the big-time. Her penchant for telling lies gets her into all sorts of trouble especially when she fibs her way into the company of war hero Tommy Dooley (John Harvey) by pretending she is a musical star.Her life gets more complicated when she is appointed secretary to the handsome war hero. Barely disguised, she manages to fool him for a time, but not when she flashed those million-dollar legs! Grable turns in a wonderful performance and there are several excellent musical numbers. Co-star veterans Martha Raye, Joe E. Brown and Dorothea Kent help the fun along, while the Condos Brothers and the Skating Vanities add their talents to spectacular sequences. Big band music is provided by Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra.

  • The Great Moment [1944] The Great Moment | DVD | (05/05/2008) from £4.19  |  Saving you £5.80 (58.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The story of Dr. W.T Morgan the 19th century dentist who discovered anesthesia.

  • Monkey Business [DVD] [1952] Monkey Business | DVD | (23/07/2012) from £4.83  |  Saving you £5.16 (51.70%)  |  RRP £9.99

    After a chimpanzee gets loose in a pharmaceutical lab and randomly concocts a youth-restoring drug, staid scientist Dr. Barnaby Fulton (Cary Grant) unknowingly samples the potion and acquires the energy and tempement of a college student!

  • My Little Chickadee [1940] My Little Chickadee | DVD | (05/05/2008) from £3.62  |  Saving you £6.00 (60.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    West portrays voluptuous Flowerbelle Lee, whose reputation is tarnished when she is seen embracing a masked bandit in her bedroom. Forced to leave town until she can prove she is respectable -and married - Flowerbelle boards a train where she meets incorrigible Guthbert J. Twillie (Fields). Believing he's quite a catch, Flowerbelle accepts Twillie's marriage proposal. The newlyweds stop in the town of Greasewood where Twillie's exaggerated tales of adventures earn him the honor of becoming the sheriff of the town and bartender at 'The Last Gasp' saloon. Mishaps magnify as West continues her flirtatious ways leading to one of the funniest scenes in the film - when the masked bandit visits again and he's not at all who Flowerbelle expects!

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