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  • Zardoz [Blu-ray] Zardoz | Blu Ray | (14/09/2015) from £10.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Zardoz

  • Proud Valley [DVD] [1939] Proud Valley | DVD | (11/01/2010) from £10.00  |  Saving you £5.99 (37.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The Proud Valley

  • Miss London Ltd [1943] Miss London Ltd | DVD | (19/02/2007) from £14.93  |  Saving you £-9.94 (-199.20%)  |  RRP £4.99

    Askey stars as a man trying to save his flagging escort agency. A new partner suggests getting some new girls in just in time for the soldiers' leave. The film also features the English singing favourite of the forties Anne Shelton.

  • Billy Liar - 50th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [1963] Billy Liar - 50th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (06/05/2013) from £11.48  |  Saving you £8.51 (42.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Billy Liar was the multimedia phenomenon of its era. Starting out as a novel by Yorkshire writer Keith Waterhouse, it rapidly became a long-running stage play, adapted by Waterhouse with playwright Willis Hall, which lead to the movie, scripted by Waterhouse and Hall for John Schlesinger to direct, then a stage musical and finally a spin-off TV series. Do you get the feeling it caught the mood of the times? The basic set-up owes a lot to James Thurber's classic short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Our hero, Billy Fisher, lives at home in a Bradford semi with his nagging parents and works as a lowly clerk in an undertaker's parlour. But, in his imagination he lives a rich and varied fantasy life as gallant military leader, suave socialite, best-selling novelist and so forth. Trouble is, he can't always keep fantasy and reality apart, any more than he can the keep two girls he's engaged to separate. Not to mention his other problems?. Schlesinger's direction brings out the desperation behind the comedy, and Tom Courtenay, at once defiant and hangdog, slips perfectly into the role created on stage by Albert Finney. But the whole cast's a joy, not least the great Leonard Rossiter as undertaker Mr Shadrach, Billy's saturnine boss. And then there's Julie Christie--the luminous spirit of the Swinging 60s--in her first starring role as the girl who offers Billy a chance of real escape. At the end, when she takes the train to London, away from the smoke and the grimness "oop" north, the whole British New Wave went with her. On the DVD: just the theatrical trailer which is a fairly crass affair. There's been no remastering, it seems, but both sound and vision are clean enough and the print preserves the original's full 2.35:1 widescreen ratio. --Philip Kemp

  • The Graduate 50th Anniversary Edition [DVD] [1967] The Graduate 50th Anniversary Edition | DVD | (14/08/2017) from £11.48  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Few films have defined a generation as much as The Graduate did. The alienation, the nonconformity, the intergenerational romance, the blissful Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack--they all served to lob a cultural grenade smack into the middle of 1967 America, ultimately making the film the third most profitable up to that time. Seen from a later perspective, its radical chic has dimmed a bit, yet it's still a joy to see Dustin Hoffman's bemused Benjamin and Anne Bancroft's deliciously decadent, sardonic Mrs Robinson. The script by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham is still offbeat and dryly funny and Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for his direction, has just the right, light touch. --Anne Hurley, Amazon.com

  • Woodstock Diaries [DVD] [1969] Woodstock Diaries | DVD | (03/08/2009) from £10.25  |  Saving you £5.10 (31.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    August 15th 1969 was a day that went down in popular music culture when nearly 500 000 people descended on the infamous site of Woodstock to listen to 26 now-legendary artists over a 3 day period. An enthralling documentary about the creation of Woodstock it contains drama humour and recaptures those heady days of the hippie movement when young people really believed that they could change the world. Amazingly this historic event almost never happened. A series of near-catastrophes conspired to derail the Woodstock Festival which were prevented by the sheer determination and temerity of several key players. Featuring Performances/Live Footage by: Richie Havens John Sebastian Santana Canned Heat Mountain Janis Joplin The Who Joe Cocker Sha-Na-Na Johnny Winter The Incredible String Band Jimi Hendrix Crosby Stills Nash Young and many more

  • Passport To Pimlico (SPECIAL EDITION) [Blu-ray] Passport To Pimlico (SPECIAL EDITION) | Blu Ray | (11/06/2012) from £11.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (40.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    An archaic document found in a bombsite reveals that the London district of Pimlico has for centuries technically been part of France. The local residents embrace their new found continental status, seeing it as a way to avoid the drabness, austerity and rationing of post-war England. The authorities do not, however, share their enthusiasm...A whimsical and charming British film, 'Passport To Pimlico' is one of the finest examples of the classic Ealing comedies.

  • Little Caesar [1931] Little Caesar | DVD | (19/06/2006) from £13.99  |  Saving you £3.40 (18.90%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Edward G. Robinson stars as Enrico Bandelli in the role that made him a household name. Bandelli moves to the big city with partner in crime Joe Massara (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and becomes a member of Sam Vettori's Mafia gang. In spite of the urgings of pretty girl Olga Strassoff (Glenda Farell) to quit the mob Rico quickly becomes the head of the Vettori gang and with a couple of quick kills scares mob boss Arnie Lorch back to Detroit. Bandelli dubbed Little Caesar by the press is known as a boss in his own right but what goes up must come down...

  • Jan Svankmajer - The Short Films 1964-1992 Jan Svankmajer - The Short Films 1964-1992 | DVD | (28/05/2007) from £14.29  |  Saving you £15.70 (52.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    A collection of animated shorts by Jan Svankmajer.

  • Lesley Garrett - Music From The Movies Lesley Garrett - Music From The Movies | DVD | (18/07/2005) from £10.98  |  Saving you £0.01 (0.10%)  |  RRP £10.99

    Lesley Garrett is one of Britain's best loved classical singers. This DVD features her stunning soprano voice on a selection of classic songs from the movies. The concert was recorded with the Orchestra of Opera North at last summer's 'Opera In The Park' concert in Leeds. It was broadcast by the BBC in autumn 2004. As well as Lesley Garrett the concert features contributions from Ruthie Henshall and Michael McCarthy. Tracklist: 1. Where Do I Begin? (Love Story) 2. Over The Rainbow (The Wizard Of Oz) 3. Puttin' On The Ritz (Puttin' On The Ritz) 4. The Man That Got Away (A Star Is Born) 5. New York New York (New York New York) 6. Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) 7. Moon River (Breakfast At Tiffany's) 8. Mein Herr (Cabaret) 9. Cabaret (Cabaret) 10. The Summer Knows (Summer Of '42) 11. The Impossible Dream (The Man From La Mancha) 12. And All That Jazz (Chicago) 13. He Was Beautiful (The Deer Hunter) 14. Nature Boy (Moulin Rouge) 15. One Day I'll Fly Away (Moulin Rouge) 16. Come What May (Moulin Rouge) Tracklist: 1. Tonight (Westside Story) 2. Somewhere (Westside Story) 3. A Boy Like That / I Have A Love (Westside Story) 4. Don't Rain On My Parade (Funny Girl) 5. Our Children (Ragtime) 6. I Dreamed A Dream (Les Miserable) 7. Sunset Boulevard (Sunset Boulevard) 8. Holy Ground

  • Dracula Has Risen From The Grave [1968] Dracula Has Risen From The Grave | DVD | (28/06/2013) from £11.98  |  Saving you £6.01 (33.40%)  |  RRP £17.99

    It took a long time for Hammer's 1958 version of Dracula to turn into a franchise, and it was ten years before Dracula Has Risen From the Grave, the third film in the series, continued where Dracula--Prince of Darkness (1965) left off. The vampire count is accidentally resurrected by the blood of a priest when Monsignor Muller (the excellent Rupert Davies replacing Peter Cushing, whose Professor Van Helsing is absent) exorcises Castle Dracula. The Lord of the Undead soon has the priest under his power, and sets about claiming the Monsignor's niece Maria (Veronica Carlson) as his bride. Maria is in love with Paul (Barry Andrews), more a 60's English "angry young man" than a Victorian hero, yet only he can save the day, the film contrasting his atheism against much Catholicism. Working as a taut, Gothic thriller, the intensity is maintained to a large degree by James Barnard's excellent score and, of course, by Christopher Lee's magnetic interpretation of Count Dracula. The eroticism is stronger than in previous Hammer Draculas, the palpably electric blood-lust marking the movie as a high-point before the series' gradual decline, beginning with Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970). --Gary S. Dalkin

  • Penny Serenade [1941] Penny Serenade | DVD | (23/02/2004) from £2.98  |  Saving you £-10.98 (-275.20%)  |  RRP £3.99

    A tearjerker! A newly married couple face their future together with optimism only for things to go badly wrong. The story of adoption death and disappointment. This film made even the urbane Cary Grant tearful!

  • La Strada [Blu-ray] [1954] La Strada | Blu Ray | (19/06/2017) from £12.94  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Regarded by some as Federico Fellini's finest work, and the winner of the first Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film, La Strada is a masterpiece of 20th Century filmmaking. Sold by her impoverished mother to Zampano (Anthony Quinn), a brutish fairground wrestler, waif-like Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina) lives a life of drudgery as his assistant. After taking to the road with a travelling circus, a budding relationship with Il Matto/The Fool (Richard Basehart), a gentle-natured, tightrope walking clown, offers a potential refuge from her master's clutches. Trapped by her own servile nature, Gelsomina waivers, and Zampano's volcanic temper erupts with tragic consequences. SPECIAL FEATURES: New Interview with director Julian Jarrold New Interview with Peter Matthews, Senior Lecturer, Film & Television, London College of Communication The Guardian Interview: Anthony Quinn (recorded at the BFI in 1995) Giulietta Masina 1955 Cannes interview Audio commentary by Chris Weigand on selected scenes

  • The L-Shaped Room (Digitally Restored) [DVD] [1962] The L-Shaped Room (Digitally Restored) | DVD | (27/11/2017) from £10.64  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The L-Shaped Room, adapted by writer-director Bryan Forbes from Lynne Reid Banks' novel, unfolds in a dank, depressing London boarding house. Leslie Caron plays Jane Fosset, a 27-year-old French woman, down on her luck, who takes a room. There are bugs in her mattress. The taps drip. The landlady ("the lovely Doris") is a drunken, malicious busybody. Forbes doesn't paint the English in a flattering light. They're covetous, eccentric and xenophobic. "I never close my door to the nigs," Doris tells Fosset, as if to prove that she is no racist. When Fosset reveals that she's pregnant and unmarried, everybody turns against her. The one real friend Fosset makes is Toby (Tom Bell), an impoverished would-be writer who lives in the room downstairs. She starts an affair with him, but for all his protestations to the contrary, he too turns out to be moralistic and conservative--he can't accept the idea that she is having another man's baby.Forbes' dialogue sometimes grates, the film risks running into a dead end (Fosset is stuck with nowhere to go and no prospects), but this is compelling fare all the same. Cameraman Douglas Slocombe (who went on to shoot Raiders of the Lost Ark) makes the boarding house seem as gloomy and oppressive as a Gothic mansion. Forbes doesn't sentimentalise at all. The London he portrays is nothing like the swinging, hedonistic city shown in later British movies of the 60s. --Geoffrey Macnab

  • Hitchcock, The Early Years [DVD] Hitchcock, The Early Years | DVD | (25/04/2016) from £16.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (51.40%)  |  RRP £34.99

    From Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense, nine of his earliest films presented together for the first time, running from the silent film era to the invention of talkies. Hitchcock's silent films such as The Ring(1928), The Farmer's Wife(1929) and Champagne(1928) were greeted with great enthusiasm by critics, and, at a time of expansion and increasing optimism for the British film industry, they were heralded as evidence that British films had reached an international standard of artistry. Hitchcock's final silent film The Manxman(1930) was also a considerable commercial success. In 1929, Hitchcock directed Blackmail, hailed as a film which used sound and dialogue with more flair and imagination than any Hollywood or European film of the time. In particular, Hitchcock's inventive and expressionist use of sound demonstrated that the new technology opened a new realm of possibilities. In the wake of Blackmail, there were searches for new challenges. These included an adaptation of a high profile West End play, The Skin Game(1931), two more thrillers Murder! (1930), Number Seventeen(1932), and an intriguingly odd marital drama, the appropriately titled Rich and Strange(1932).

  • Far From the Madding Crowd [Blu-ray] [1967] Far From the Madding Crowd | Blu Ray | (01/06/2015) from £11.48  |  Saving you £11.51 (50.10%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Headstrong and passionate Bathsheba Everdene (Julie Christie) unexpectedly inherits a large farm in rural Dorset. Struggling to manage the farm herself she captivates the hearts and minds of three very different men: an honest and hardworking sheep farmer (Alan Bates) a wealthy but tortured landowner (Peter Finch) and a reckless and violent swordsman (Terence Stamp). But as emotions become entangled free spirited and innocent folly soon leads to devastating tragedy. The restoration process of Far From the Madding Crowd was overseen by the film’s cinematographer and acclaimed director Nicolas Roeg. The Digital Film restoration was funded by STUDIOCANAL in collaboration the BFI’s Unlocking Film Heritage programme Awarding funds from the National Lottery.

  • Keep It Clean [1956] Keep It Clean | DVD | (25/02/2008) from £6.10  |  Saving you £1.28 (9.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    An all-star comedy cast with Ronald Shiner headlining in Keep it Clean and playing an advertising agency's wheeler/dealer who is attempting to sell a new invention - the Demon Cleaner - to the public. Comic chaos ensues when he has to keep debt collectors unhappy crumpet clients and a posse of women morality campaigners from the Purity League at bay!

  • Laurel And Hardy Film Reel Collection [DVD] Laurel And Hardy Film Reel Collection | DVD | (20/10/2014) from £8.93  |  Saving you £4.74 (31.60%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Laurel and Hardy were a comedy double act during the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. The team was composed of thin Englishman, Stan Laurel (1890 1965) and heavyset American, Oliver Hardy (1892 1957). They became well known during the late 1920s through the mid- 1940s for their slapstick comedy with Laurel playing the clumsy and childlike friend of the pompous Hardy. As a team they appeared in 106 films with the pair starring in 34 short silent films, 45 short sound films & 27 full-length feature films. This nostalgic collection contains 6 of the duo s most popular films and 7 Stan Laurel classic comedy shorts, making it perfect for Laurel & Hardy fans and comedy lovers alike.

  • Rififi [Blu-ray] Rififi | Blu Ray | (17/11/2014) from £10.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (45.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    RIFIFI (ri-f’ -fi) n. French argot. 1. Quarrel rumble free-for-all open hostilities between individuals or gangs rough and tumble confrontation between two or more individuals. 2. A tense and chaotic situation involving violent confrontations between parties. A seminal work of crime filmmaking that lead the young critic François Truffaut to declare “the best Film Noir I have ever seen” Jules Dassin’s Rififi [Du rififi chez les hommes] has influenced films as diverse as Reservoir Dogs and Ocean’s Eleven since its release. Following Tony le Stéphanois (Jean Servais) a master thief fresh out of jail wearing a harried look and suffering ill health he refuses to be involved with crime until he finds his girlfriend shacked up with a rival gangster. With little reason to keep living he plans a final job. Tony sets about finding his crew and meticulously planning the job; a robbery of the jewellery store Mappin & Webb. Rififi revolves around the central heist famed for its finite detail and incredible tension but the drama does not end at the heist like so many other crime films. Dassin’s film is a humanist tale that hinges on the loyalty among thieves and draws on the fatalistic doom laden lives common to crooks and thieves in pulp literature. An instant commercial success in Paris and worldwide the film was also very well received by the critics with Jules Dassin being awarded the best director prize at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Arrow Academy is proud to present Jules Dassin’s legendary film in 1080p high definition for the first time in the UK. FEATURES: High Definition restoration Uncompressed original mono PCM audio Newly translated English subtitles Introduction by French cinema critic and author Ginette Vincendeau Interview with Jules Dassin Q&A with Jules Dassin from BFI Southbank London Original Theatrical Trailer Reversible sleeve featuring two original artworks Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and filmmaker David Cairns Alastair Philips on source novel author Auguste Le Breton and the Série Noire a contemporary review by François Truffaut notes on the translation and the BBFC’s John Trevelyan on Rififi illustrated with original posters and stills

  • The Reckless Moment [1949] The Reckless Moment | DVD | (18/09/2006) from £8.95  |  Saving you £8.85 (44.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This Ophuls film noir classic is rich in suspense strikingly photographed and features career best performances from Joan Bennett and James Mason. Based on the story 'The Blank Wall' by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding.

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