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  • The Great Gatsby [1974] The Great Gatsby | DVD | (08/12/2003) from £3.85  |  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

  • Comedy Classics - Miss Robin Hood [1952] Comedy Classics - Miss Robin Hood | DVD | (02/04/2007) from £2.72  |  Saving you £7.27 (72.80%)  |  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? In this delightful fantasy adventure a mild-mannered newspaper columnist (Richard Hearne) finds himself presented with an intriguing proposition from an elderly fan (Margaret Rutherford). She suggests that they conspire to steal a secret whiskey formula from ruthless distillers who themselves stole it from her family in years gone by. With the recipe back in hand however it's not long before they attract attention from the Inspectors of Scotland Yard.

  • The Virgin Soldiers [DVD] [1970] The Virgin Soldiers | DVD | (07/10/2013) from £4.39  |  Saving you £8.60 (66.20%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The Virgin Soldiers is a bawdy look at life in Britain's conscript army of the 50s, and how their 'virgin soldiers' spent two years defending King and country. Take Private Brigg (Hywel Bennett), for example, when he's not filling in forms or engaging the Malaysian bandits, he's out on manoeuvers with a Chinese dance-hall girl named Juicy Lucy (Tsai Chin). She is supposed to be a lady of easy virtue but, to Brigg's delight, she proves to be a lady of no virtue at all. Brigg also sets out on t...

  • Here Comes Mr Jordan [1941] Here Comes Mr Jordan | DVD | (05/02/2007) from £4.72  |  Saving you £8.27 (63.70%)  |  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.

  • Dracula (1931)/House of Dracula/Dracula Dracula (1931)/House of Dracula/Dracula | DVD | (09/04/2007) from £3.33  |  Saving you £11.66 (77.80%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Dracula (1931 & 1999 version with new soundtrack by Phillip Glass) : Although there have been numerous screen versions of Bram Stoker's classic tale none is more enduring than this 1931 original. Towering ominously among the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains Castle Dracula strikes fear in the hearts of the Transylvanian villagers below... Illuminated by the haunting presence of Bela Lugosi as the Count Tod Browning's direction makes full use of crisp black and white cinem

  • Indiscreet [1958] Indiscreet | DVD | (04/04/2011) from £4.18  |  Saving you £5.81 (58.20%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Frothy and funny 'Indiscreet' is a beautifully-made film that will delight all fans of good old fashioned romantic comedy. Anna Kalman (Ingrid Bergman) a popular star of the international theatre returns to her London apartment after a tour to prepare for a NATO dinner. Also attending is Philip Adams (Cary Grant) a handsome American who has come to London to speak at the function. Anna and Philip hit it off immediately and are soon involved. Their relationship grows more intimate until Philip announces he has been transferred to New York. She offers to join him there and urges him to get a divorce. While preparing for his trip Philip inadvertently admits that he is not actually married but using this as a diversion to take himself off the marriage market. Grant and Bergman make a perfect combination in a film that is an irresistible mix of delightful comedy and sophisticated charm.

  • Crow Hollow / Castle Sinister [DVD] Crow Hollow / Castle Sinister | DVD | (14/10/2013) from £3.57  |  Saving you £9.42 (72.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    <strong>Crow Hollow:</strong> Ann, a newlywed, moves into her husband's gloomy ancestral home, shared with his three eccentric aunts. When a maid mysteriously dies, Ann realizes her own life may be in danger. <strong>Castle Sinister:</strong> During the War, a British agent travels to the remote Glennye Castle in the wilds of Scotland to investigate a mysterious murder by a masked phantom. Who or what is the phantom? And how are the Germans involved?

  • My Little Chickadee [1940] My Little Chickadee | DVD | (05/05/2008) from £4.13  |  Saving you £5.86 (58.70%)  |  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!

  • Comedy Classics - The Love Match [1955] Comedy Classics - The Love Match | DVD | (02/04/2007) from £4.72  |  Saving you £5.27 (52.80%)  |  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? After being arrested for assaulting a football referee desperate train driver Bill (Arthur Askey) raids the railwaymen's holiday fund to cover his ''55 fine. He knows he's going to be discovered though leaving him no choice but to get the money back by hook or by crook! His last chance is to run a book on the United v City football derby. If that wasn't tense enough Bill's son is also making his debut for United. It looks like it's going to be a day to remember - do you dare look?

  • People Will Talk [DVD] [1951] People Will Talk | DVD | (02/07/2012) from £3.01  |  Saving you £6.98 (69.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend.

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much [1934] The Man Who Knew Too Much | DVD | (18/08/2008) from £4.08  |  Saving you £1.91 (31.90%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Hitchcock's original and praised rendition of the dramatic tale of a child's kidnap and recovery from spies trying to ensure her father's silence. While on holiday in Switzerland Jill Lawrence and her husband become accidentally involved in murder and intrigue when an undercover Secret Service agent whispers the whereabouts of a vital message to Lawrence as he lie dying from a gunshot would. Splendid early Hitchcock movie with memorable sequences.

  • 13 Rue Madeleine [DVD] [1947] 13 Rue Madeleine | DVD | (24/09/2012) from £3.01  |  Saving you £6.98 (69.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    A group of Allied agents prepare to infiltrate German intelligence in Paris to find the whereabouts of a secret rocket site during World War 2. Their task is made even more hazardous by the fact that one of them is a double agent...

  • Charade [1963] Charade | DVD | (06/04/2010) from £4.18  |  Saving you £5.81 (58.20%)  |  RRP £9.99

    You can expect the unexpected when they play...""Charade!"" A young American in Paris (Audrey Hepburn) flees a trio of crooks who are trying to recover the fortune her late husband stole from them. The only person she can trust is a suave stranger (Cary Grant). A deliciously dark comedic thriller Stanley Donen's Charade dazzles with style and macabre wit to spare. Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer were Oscar nominated for Best Original Song but lost out to Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn's ""Call Me Irresponsible"" from the movie 'Papa's Delicate Condition'.

  • Pal Joey [1957] Pal Joey | DVD | (26/01/2009) from £4.18  |  Saving you £1.81 (30.20%)  |  RRP £5.99

    A cabaret entertainer lands in San Francisco determined to make it big but scores his biggest hits with a wealthy socialite and a chorus line cutie! Features a classic Rogers and Hart score including 'The Lady Is A Tramp' 'There's A Small Hotel' 'I Could Write A Book' and 'My Funny Valentine.

  • Has Anybody Seen My Gal? [1952] Has Anybody Seen My Gal? | DVD | (05/05/2008) from £4.69  |  Saving you £5.30 (53.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    In this charming musical comedy Rock Hudson plays a faithful soda jerk who finds his atentions to the lovely Millicent (Piper Laurie) turned down after her family gains a large sum of money.

  • The Big Steal [1949] The Big Steal | DVD | (12/02/2007) from £2.99  |  Saving you £7.00 (70.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    A typically laconic Robert Mitchum stars as Lieutenant Duke Halliday in this terse efficient noir. Framed for the theft of an army payroll he takes off on a chase from Verz Cruz into the heart of Mexico after the real thief Jim Fiske (Patrick Knowles) in an effort to clear himself. Joining him in the search is Fiske's jilted fiance Joan Graham (Jane Greer). Close on the heels of both is police captain Vince Blake (William Bendix) not to mention Mexican inspector Colonel Ortega (Ramon Novarro). Along the way Duke and Joan's breakneck pursuit is strewn with comedic obstacles including a herd of goats an oxcart and an impressively underachieving Mexican road crew.

  • Fear in the Night [DVD] [1947] Fear in the Night | DVD | (18/05/2009) from £4.79  |  Saving you £5.20 (52.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Psychological thriller in which a man has a horrific nightmare in which he sees himself killing a complete stranger but when he wakes up he begins to suspect that his dream was real after all. Detective Vince Grayson agrees to investigate and the trail takes them to a sinister mansion where Cliff discovers a mirrored room exactly like the one in his dream. When they discover that the owner of the mansion is a hypnotist Grayson has to race against time to unravel the mystery before Cliff's fragile psyche breaks down completely.

  • First of the Few First of the Few | DVD | (02/04/2007) from £1.63  |  Saving you £4.36 (72.80%)  |  RRP £5.99

    This classic 1942 war movie tells the true story of how two of the most remarkable men in aviation history - Spitfire designer R.J. Mitchell and his test pilot Jeffrey Quill - developed the aeroplane whose technological superiority helped Britain to win the vital battle of the skies. It features two of Britain's best-loved stars: Leslie Howard (who also directs and who tragically went missing in action shortly after the film was made) as Mitchell and David Niven as Quill. Scripted by two other great names from British cinema Miles Malleson and Anatole de Grunwald The First Of The Few also features a stirring score by William Walton.

  • My Blue Heaven [DVD] [1950] My Blue Heaven | DVD | (05/11/2012) from £3.01  |  Saving you £6.98 (69.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    <i>My Blue Heaven</i> is an entertaining musical romp with a rich story, as well as plenty of comedy and romance! Kitty (Betty Grable) and Jack (Dan Dailey) are a popular husband-and-wife entertainer team making their move from radio to television. However, as exciting as this progress is, they believe their lives will be complete when they can start a family. But when they decide to adopt - a process fraught with problems and disappointments - they are ultimately rewarded with an overabunda...

  • Charade [1963] Charade | DVD | (07/04/2008) from £2.99  |  Saving you £3.00 (50.10%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Regina Lambert (Audrey Hepburn) returns to Paris from a holiday in Switzerland to find that her husband Charles has been murdered and her house ransacked. She is later told by a CIA agent that her husband was involved in robbing $250 000 of gold from the U.S. government during World War II and the government wants it back. Later that day she is visited by Peter Joshua (Cary Grant) whom she had met briefly whilst on holiday. When her husband's ex-partners in crime who were double-crossed by Charles start harassing her about the missing money Peter offers to help find it. Thus begins an elaborate charade in which nothing is what it seems to be...

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