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  • Flags of our Fathers (2 Disc Special Edition) Flags of our Fathers (2 Disc Special Edition) | DVD | (09/07/2007) from £2.94  |  Saving you £19.26 (80.30%)  |  RRP £23.99

    Thematically ambitious and emotionally complex, Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers is an intimate epic with much to say about war and the nature of heroism in America. Based on the non-fiction bestseller by James Bradley (with Ron Powers), and adapted by Million Dollar Baby screenwriter Paul Haggis (Jarhead screenwriter William Broyles Jr. wrote an earlier draft that was abandoned when Eastwood signed on to direct), this isn't so much a conventional war movie as it is a thought-provoking meditation on our collective need for heroes, even at the expense of those we deem heroic. In telling the story of the six men (five Marines, one Navy medic) who raised the American flag of victory on the battle-ravaged Japanese island of Iwo Jima on February 23rd, 1945, Eastwood takes us deep into the horror of war (in painstakingly authentic Iwo Jima battle scenes) while emphasizing how three of the surviving flag-raisers (played by Adam Beach, Ryan Phillippe, and Jesse Bradford) became reluctant celebrities - and resentful pawns in a wartime publicity campaign - after their flag-raising was immortalized by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal in the most famous photograph in military history. As the surviving flag-raisers reluctantly play their public roles as "the heroes of Iwo Jima" during an exhausting (but clearly necessary) wartime bond rally tour, Flags of Our Fathers evolves into a pointed study of battlefield valor and misplaced idolatry, incorporating subtle comment on the bogus nature of celebrity, the trauma of battle, and the true meaning of heroism in wartime. Wisely avoiding any direct parallels to contemporary history, Eastwood allows us to draw our own conclusions about the Iwo Jima flag-raisers and how their postwar histories (both noble and tragic) simultaneously illustrate the hazards of exploited celebrity and society's genuine need for admirable role models during times of national crisis. Flags of Our Fathers defies the expectations of those seeking a more straightforward war-action drama, but it's richly satisfying, impeccably crafted film that manages to be genuinely patriotic (in celebrating the camaraderie of soldiers in battle) while dramatising the ultimate futility of war. Eastwood's follow-up film, Letters from Iwo Jima, examines the Iwo Jima conflict from the Japanese perspective. --Jeff Shannon

  • The Film Noir Collection - Quicksand [DVD] [1950] The Film Noir Collection - Quicksand | DVD | (06/04/2009) from £3.98  |  Saving you £5.20 (52.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Dan Brady is a struggling garage mechanic who fancies himself a ladies' man. Ignoring 'nice' girl Helen he casts his eye at a waitress Vera Novak. To impress Vera Dan 'borrows' a twenty from the till of his tightfisted boss Mackey intending to replace it the next day. All goes well until Mackey's accountant shows up to check the cash register. Panicked Dan cannot replace the money he owes; he needs a plan. Dan's lifes spirals out of control as he is immersed in the quicksand of a life of crime.

  • Saturday Night Out [1963] Saturday Night Out | DVD | (23/03/2009) from £3.59  |  Saving you £9.40 (72.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Five sailors are on overnight leave in London. Lee (John Bonney 633 Squadron) a young Australian meets and falls in love with Penny (BAFTA Winner Heather Sears.) Arthur the old salt vanishes to see his regular ladyfriend in Docklands. Harry Jamie and Paddy decide to drink their evening away. Harry ends up at a clip joint where he is eventually thrown out penniless while Jamie falls in love with Jean (Francesca Annis Cranford Revolver) and next morning jumps ship to marry her. George Hudson (Bernard Lee M in 11 James Bond Films) is a businessman taking an extended cruise who finds himself with a seductive blackmailer. A wonderful piece of nostalgia with strong performances by all and terrific location footage of 60's London.

  • Flying Deuces [DVD] Flying Deuces | DVD | (15/06/2015) from £4.69  |  Saving you £5.30 (53.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    This classic comedy caper sees Laurel and Hardy doing what they do best... in this case, wreaking havoc in the French Foreign Legion!Released in 1939, co-scripted by silent-era star Harry Langdon and featuring a guest appearance from long-standing Laurel and Hardy nemesis James Finlayson, The Flying Deuces is among the eternally popular duo's best-loved films. Digitally restored, the film is presented here in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio and has never looked better.Whilst holidaying in Paris, Ollie is heartbroken to learn that Georgette, the beautiful innkeeper's daughter with whom he has fallen in love, is already married. In an attempt to forget her, he decides to enlist in the Foreign Legion, persuading Stanley to join him. The hapless pair are posted to Morocco, where an unfortunate chain of events ends with them being charged with desertion and sentenced to death by firing squad!SPECIAL FEATURESGerman version: Dick und Doof in der FremdenlegionImage GalleryPromotional Material PDF

  • Scared To Death [1947] Scared To Death | DVD | (19/01/2009) from £2.04  |  Saving you £0.95 (31.80%)  |  RRP £2.99

    A decapitated head arrives at the sanitarium of Dr. Con Ee and his daughter-in-law collapses in a spasm of terror. The woman is driven insane with fear by haunting memories and villainous strangers. A ghastly green mask materializes in the windows of the manor and a hypnotist (Bela Lugosi) arrives with his sadistic henchman a mute dwarf. The doctor and his family fall victim to violent attacks and the household is rocked by a shocking and bizarre revelation that is both surreal and treacherous.

  • Never Give A Sucker An Even Break [1941] Never Give A Sucker An Even Break | DVD | (05/05/2008) from £4.55  |  Saving you £5.44 (54.50%)  |  RRP £9.99

    In his last starring role W.C. Fields plays himself having a typical day at his studio Esoteric Pictures. Director Eddie Cline masterfully imparts a certain level of surreal spontaneity to Field's digressions and misadventures. Fields eats breakfast spars with a sarcastic waitress (Jody Gilbert) and then pitches his fractured script to studio head Franklin Pangborn. The script reading becomes a film within a film commencing with the hero of the tale (Fields again playing himself) leaping out of an airplane in hot pursuit of a flask of whiskey. He lands on the bed of an innocent young girl and tries to seduce her before her mom (Margaret Dumont) comes crashing in. Fields then escapes over a cliff in a basket. Things get even more bizarre before Pangborn throws him out and back into a reality that culminates in a lengthy frenetic car chase. There's also some musical interludes courtesy Gloria Jean a singing star Universal was grooming for success at the time. Though Fields undoubtedly bristled at the studio's insistence he share the bill the two actually display a touching rapport in their scenes together; just another small miracle in this truly unique and hilarious film.

  • 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.

  • Nancy Sinatra - Sugar Town Nancy Sinatra - Sugar Town | DVD | (19/11/2007) from £2.29  |  Saving you £7.70 (77.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Growing up as the child of one of the greatest icons in American music can't be easy but Nancy Sinatra managed to create a sound and style for herself fully separate from that of her (very) famous father and her sexy but strong-willed persona has endured with nearly the same strength as the image of the Chairman of the Board. Between 1966 and 1967 alone Nancy charted with 13 titles in the U.S. all of which featured Billy Strange as arranger and conductor. In 1967 she paired with her father for her second number-one single ""Somethin' Stupid"". In 1968 she acted alongside Elvis Presley in the movie Speedway. At the height of her popularity (long before MTV) she starred in several television variety specials including NBC's 1967 Movin' with Nancy from which this DVD is taken. This is a fun and vibrant time capsule. It is closer in spirit to a long form music video than a television show consisting of filmed footage of Sinatra singing her songs at various outdoor locations (thus the ""movin'"" theme). ""I Gotta Get Out of This Town"" is performed while Nancy literally drives away ""Up Up and Away"" is performed - you guessed it - in a beautiful balloon while dancers cavort madly below ""Sugar Town"" is set in an idyllic forest ""Friday's Child"" is inexplicably sung at an oil field and ""See the Little Children"" and ""Who Will Buy?"" are set at an abandoned amusement park. There are also several special guest stars. Songwriter producer and frequent duet partner Lee Hazlewood shows up to sing ""Some Velvet Morning"" and ""Jackson"" with her. Sammy Davis Jr. dances around a fashion photographer shooting Nancy while she sings ""What'd I Say?"" Rarely for its time the show was recorderd in full colour & the quality is excellent. In 1968 this show won an Emmy for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Music or Variety and was nominated for 2 others. It is a fun glimpse at one of the 60's most popular singers and the styles of the era. Tracklist: 1. I Gotta Get Out Of This Town 2. Up Up And Away 3. Sugar Town 4. Some Velvet Morning 5. Jackson 6. This Town 7. Things 8. Kind Of A Woman 9. What'd I Say 10. Medley: - Wait Till You See Him (Wait Till You See Her) - Night And Day 11. Friday's Child 12. See The Little Children 13. Who Will Buy?

  • My Favorite Brunette [1947] My Favorite Brunette | DVD | (18/12/2006) from £4.99  |  Saving you £3.00 (37.50%)  |  RRP £7.99

    In My Favorite Brunette we witness Bob Hope's own unique brand of film comedy as he teams up with the great screen beauty Dorothy Lamour (who later co-starred with him in many of the classic Road To... movies along with Bing Crosby). Co-starring Peter Lorre and Lon Chaney Jr. Hope romps through this yarn playing a bumbling photographer turned private eye and finds himself involved with a spy caper the mob and a dangerous brunette.

  • Abbott & Costello - Africa Screams In Colour [DVD] [1949] Abbott & Costello - Africa Screams In Colour | DVD | (07/09/2009) from £4.13  |  Saving you £3.86 (48.30%)  |  RRP £7.99

    Abbott and Costello go on an African safari armed with a secret map which will lead them to hidden diamonds...

  • 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.

  • Bees In Paradise [1944] Bees In Paradise | DVD | (19/02/2007) from £4.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £4.99

    Askey plays a pilot who bales out over Paradise Island not knowing that he is about to land in a bee-worshipping colony of women and that he is about to become a drone for the queen bee! When he finds out that as custom demands he is due to be sacrificed two months after the honeymoon he soon starts thinking about escape. The women of course have other ideas.

  • Constantine And The Cross [1962] Constantine And The Cross | DVD | (20/10/2008) from £3.99  |  Saving you £1.00 (20.00%)  |  RRP £4.99

    Constantine And The Cross (aka Costantino Il Grande)

  • The Story Of The 1966 World Cup The Story Of The 1966 World Cup | DVD | (16/10/2006) from £2.92  |  Saving you £9.00 (69.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    This is the story of the most triumphant moment in English sport the success of the 1966 England football team. Featuring interviews with the surviving members of that great team take a nostalgic look back at how England with the added benefit of playing on home soil progressed through the competition to that memorable final against West Germany.

  • The Corpse Vanishes [1942] The Corpse Vanishes | DVD | (26/01/2009) from £2.04  |  Saving you £0.95 (31.80%)  |  RRP £2.99

    Brides die on the alter and their bodies are snatched from the morgue by Dr. Lorenz (Bela Lugosi) who needs their blood to keep his 80 year old wife young and beautiful. He is assisted in his gruesome experiments by a household of bizarre characters including a sadistic dwarf (Angelo Rossitto) a monstrous half-witted giant (Frank Moran) and their witchlike mother (Minerva Urecal). A nosy reporter (Luana Walters) who is on the case of the missing corpses must spend a night of horror in the mad doctor's chamber of torture.

  • She-Wolf Of London [1946] She-Wolf Of London | DVD | (05/05/2008) from £2.99  |  Saving you £7.00 (70.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    She Wolf Of London

  • The Bat [1959] The Bat | DVD | (19/05/2008) from £3.47  |  Saving you £-1.50 (-75.40%)  |  RRP £1.99

    Mystery writer Cornelia Van Gorder rents a country house that was previously the scene of some murders committed by a violent criminal known as The Bat. The owner of the house hides a million dollars of embezzled funds in the house but is killed before he can retrieve the money. The house thus becomes the focus for mysterious and dangerous activities.

  • The Mark Of The Hawk [DVD] [1957] The Mark Of The Hawk | DVD | (22/03/2010) from £3.01  |  Saving you £-1.02 (-51.30%)  |  RRP £1.99

    An African country is struggling for independence from Britain with those who want to achieve a peaceful transition up against those who wish an immediate transfer irrespective of how it is achieved.

  • The Hollywood Collection - Audrey Hepburn Remembered The Hollywood Collection - Audrey Hepburn Remembered | DVD | (14/02/2011) from £4.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Audrey Hepburn was blessed with beauty talent an elegant sophistication and an enduring aura of youthful innocence. As Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF she spoke for the world's suffering children and families admiration that only increased with news of her untimely death. From the star herself we learn of her career and the family and friendships that were her priority. Directors Billy Wilder Blake Edwards and Stanley Donen composer Henry Mancini actors Gregory Peck Mel Ferrer George Peppard and Roger Moore fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy and others join Rob Wolders and Sean Ferrer to help complete this loving portrait. With clips from Roman Holiday Sabrina War And Peace Funny Face Breakfast At Tiffany's Charade My Fair Lady Two For the Road Robin And Marian and more.

  • The Amityville Horror Double Pack [DVD] [1979] The Amityville Horror Double Pack | DVD | (04/02/2013) from £3.57  |  Saving you £9.42 (72.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    <b>Amityville Horror (Dir. Stuart Rosenberg, 1979):</b> The Long Island colonial house on the river�s edge seemed perfect. Quaint, spacious and affordable, it was just what George and Kathy Lutz had been looking for. But looks can be deceiving...and their new dream home soon becomes a hellish nightmare as the walls begin to drip blood and satanic forces haunt them with sheer, unbridled evil. Now, with their lives - and their souls - in danger, the Lutz's must run as fast as they can from the ...

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