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  • Black Narcissus [1947] Black Narcissus | DVD | (26/09/2005) from £20.00  |  Saving you £-0.01 (-0.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

    When Bernardo Bertolucci went to the Himalayas to film Little Buddha, so the anecdote runs, he was disappointed by the scenery. Somehow, the real thing didn't quite live up to what he'd been led to expect by Powell and Pressburger's Black Narcissus. It's not hard to see why he felt let down. Their film is almost ridiculously gorgeous--a procession of saturated Technicolor, Expressionist angles, theatrical lighting and overwrought design. It has a good claim to being the high watermark of lushness in the British cinema (and, incidentally, every original foot of it was actually shot in Britain). No wonder it took the Oscar for colour cinematography (shot by Jack Cardiff) as well as for art direction and set decoration (created by Alfred Junge).Audiences loved it on its first release, but the critics were cooler: hadn't the story been upstaged by the baroque images? Well, probably, but that's not altogether a bad thing, since the plot--quite faithful to Rumer Godden's popular novel --isn't wholly free of corn. A group of five Anglican nuns, led by Sister Clodagh (Deborah Kerr) establish a school and hospital in a former harem among the Himalayan peaks. The wind blows, the drums pound, the Old Gods stir, and one by one the celibate sisters succumb to unchaste thoughts, above all Sister Ruth (Kathleen Byron, terrific in the role), so consumed by erotic yearning for the one Englishman in sight (David Farraar) she puts on crimson lipstick, wears her wimple-free tresses like an early Goth and takes a downward turn. (Black Narcissus features the greatest scene involving a nun and a high place this side of Hitchcock's Vertigo and Jacques Rivette's La Religieuse.) Silly, to be sure, but also sublime at times and as curiously entertaining as it is picturesque. --Kevin Jackson

  • Beethoven String Quartets (Julliard String Quartet) [1975] Beethoven String Quartets (Julliard String Quartet) | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £6.77  |  Saving you £1.80 (7.80%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Beethoven:String 4Tets Ops 18/59/131

  • Up In The World [1956] Up In The World | DVD | (12/11/2001) from £5.99  |  Saving you £-11.99 (-120.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    In 1956 the title of his latest film, Up in the World accurately described Norman Wisdom's career. This was the great British comedian's fourth hit in as many years, this time finding himself employed as window cleaner to Lady Banderville (Ambrosine Phillpotts). Apart from having hundreds of windows to polish, things would be going fine for Norman if it weren't for the endless practical jokes played by Lady Banderville's son, Sir Reginald (Michael Caridia). However, when the irritating Regie is kidnapped, Norman has the chance to prove himself a hero, and it just might impress Jeannie Andrews too, his beautiful co-star Maureen Swanson, then making a name for herself in A Town Like Alice and The Spanish Gardener (both 1956). By now Norman Wisdom was set on a winning formula, working with much the same team as on his three previous smashes, including Jerry Desmonde as Major Willoughby, who had starred in both Trouble in Store (1953) and Man of the Moment (1955). Later, in Carry On Regardless (1961) Desmonde would make a single appearance with another British comedy institution, and interestingly Ambrosine Phillpotts would be there in the same film. Norman meanwhile, would go on to his good fortune in Just My Luck (1957). --Gary S. Dalkin

  • Verd - Un Ballo In Maschera [1967] Verd - Un Ballo In Maschera | DVD | (04/11/2008) from £20.01  |  Saving you £4.98 (19.90%)  |  RRP £24.99

  • Gian-Carlo Menotti - the Consul Gian-Carlo Menotti - the Consul | DVD | (29/03/2004) from £24.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The Consul.A Musical Drama in Three Acts.

  • Alfred Brendel Plays and Introduces Schubert's late piano works - Wanderer Fantasy; Sonatas D784 & D840 [1976] [DVD] [2009] Alfred Brendel Plays and Introduces Schubert's late piano works - Wanderer Fantasy; Sonatas D784 & D840 | DVD | (24/08/2009) from £21.19  |  Saving you £1.80 (7.80%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Alfred Brendel Plays And Introduces Schubert #01

  • Mozart - Don Giovanni (Molinari-Pradelli) Mozart - Don Giovanni (Molinari-Pradelli) | DVD | (25/04/2005) from £27.19  |  Saving you £0.80 (2.90%)  |  RRP £27.99

    Mozart - Don Giovanni (Molinari-Pradelli)

  • Happy Traum Teaches Bob Dylan Happy Traum Teaches Bob Dylan | DVD | (23/07/2007) from £25.89  |  Saving you £8.10 (23.80%)  |  RRP £33.99

    The detailed in-depth lessons are designed for both early intermediate and more experienced players who will gain important guitar technique along with first-hand historical insights. Songs Comprise: Don't Think Twice It's All Right Blowin' In The Wind Your Baby Tonight I Pity the Immigrant Buckets of Rain Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You Farewell

  • Bach/Schubert/Mozart/Brahms - Isaac Stern (Zakin) Bach/Schubert/Mozart/Brahms - Isaac Stern (Zakin) | DVD | (06/03/2006) from £20.35  |  Saving you £2.64 (11.50%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Isaac Stern (1920-2001) was one of the most celebrated and influential violinists of the 20th century. His long and extensive performing career took him around the world and he remains one of the most recorded violinists in history. He was also a stalwart supporter of the arts in America; among his many distinguished posts Stern served as an originating member of the National Endowment for the Arts and as President of Carnegie Hall for more than thirty-five years. This 1967 recital recorded in the Montreal studios of Radio-Canada presents Stern in top form partnered by his long-time accompanist Alexander Zakin.Includes the following:Sonatina in G minor for Violin and Piano D 384 by Franz SchubertPartita in D minor for violin solo BWV 1004 - V. Chaconne - by Johann Sebastian BachAdagio in E Major K 261 Rondo in C major K 373 by Wolfgang Amadeus MozartFAE Sonata WoO Post. 2 - III. Scherzo by Johannes Brahms

  • Nathan Milstein Centennial Tribute (Hendl, Chicago So) Nathan Milstein Centennial Tribute (Hendl, Chicago So) | DVD | (31/05/2004) from £22.75  |  Saving you £2.24 (9.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Symphonies include:Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64 by MendelssohnPrelude from Partita for Solo No. 3 in E major BWV 1006 by BachViolin Concerto in D Major Op. 35 by Tchaikovsky

  • Im Wunderschonen Monat Mai (In The Lovely Month Of May) - Schumann and Schubert lieder Im Wunderschonen Monat Mai (In The Lovely Month Of May) - Schumann and Schubert lieder | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £19.69  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £22.99

  • Puccini - Madama Butterfly (De Fabritiis, Rai Milan Orch) Puccini - Madama Butterfly (De Fabritiis, Rai Milan Orch) | DVD | (12/07/2004) from £24.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Anna Moffo as Madama Butterfly.

  • Edie Adams: Here's Edie [DVD] [1963] Edie Adams: Here's Edie | DVD | (11/11/2016) from £30.70  |  Saving you £2.60 (7.60%)  |  RRP £33.99

    Disc One: <i>Here's Edie</i> Pilot: Dick Shawn, Andre Previn New York: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Peter Falk, the Claremont String Orchestra London: Sir Michael Redgrave, the Piccadilly Buskers, the Grenadier Guards, the Third Air Force Band, and the children of London Bossa Nova: Stan Getz, Laurindo Almeida, the Roger Wagner Chorale, Jerry Fielding and His Orchestra (plus cameros by Don Rickles and Cesar Romero) Las Vegas: Charlie Barnet. The Eligibles, the Earl Barton Dancers, Jerry...

  • Brahms/Hindemith/Stravinsky - Boston So Archives Brahms/Hindemith/Stravinsky - Boston So Archives | DVD | (23/05/2005) from £20.35  |  Saving you £2.64 (11.50%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Brahms/Hindemith/Stravinsky - Boston SO Archives

  • Berlioz/Debussy/Ravel - Symphonie Fantastique/La Mer Berlioz/Debussy/Ravel - Symphonie Fantastique/La Mer | DVD | (04/07/2005) from £20.35  |  Saving you £2.64 (11.50%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Berlioz/Debussy/Ravel - Symphonie Fantastique/La Mer

  • More Northern Comedy More Northern Comedy | DVD | (18/08/2008) from £21.55  |  Saving you £3.44 (13.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    This 3 DVD Box Set Contains: The Gay Dog: Raving Beauty is the name of Jim Gay's (Wilfred Pickles) racing greyhound. With the big race only days away Jim pretends that Raving Beauty is in bad shape in order to lengthen its odds and clean up at the bookies. But keeping up the pretence with his wife daughter the whole street and the inveterate gamblers played by Jon Pertwee and Peter Butterworth is no easy task. The Penny Pool/Stick Em' Up: The Penny Pool features Duggie Wakefield and his Crazy Gang who come to the assistance of young lovers Tommy Bancroft and Renee Harland who have been sacked from their jobs for filling in The Penny football pools during work hours. But the Crazy Gang's assistance is not always useful! Stick Em Up: Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss team up again as a pair of inept private detectives who are engaged to save a young man who is charged with murder from the gallows. With detectives like this pair on his side the young man will be lucky to escape with his life! School For Randle: School caretaker 'Flatfoot' Mason (Frank Randle) a former Music-Hall artiste harbours a secret. He has a daughter Betty (Terry Randall) who unbeknownst to her was adopted when his wife died. Now a teenager she's a pupil at the school and this causes complications when the staff feel that Randle is being 'over attentive' to Betty. Told to steer clear of her Randle reluctantly agrees but Betty thinks he's rejecting her and decides to run away to make her name in showbusiness. Randle assisted by his fellow caretakers (Mancunian Studio regulars Dan Young and Alec Pleon) trace her to a seedy carbaret club. Disguising themselves as The Three Who Flungs Chinese acrobat troupe the Mancunian trio try to persuade Betty to come home...

  • Josef Krips - a Mozart Festival (Orchestre De Radio Canada) Josef Krips - a Mozart Festival (Orchestre De Radio Canada) | DVD | (23/02/2004) from £22.75  |  Saving you £2.24 (9.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Josef Krips - A Mozart Festival (Orchestre De Radio Canada)

  • Verdi: Falstaff Verdi: Falstaff | DVD | (06/03/2006) from £24.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    This 1956 Falstaff from Radiotelevisione Italiana is one of the finest of the many studio productions that RAI presented in the 1950s. In addition to the presence of the legendary maestro Tullio Serafin there is the elegant physical production and brilliant staging by the renowned opera director Herbert Graf. the top-notch cast includes a number of singers particularly associated with this opera. Anna Moffo scored many of her early successes as Nannetta often opposite Luigi Alva's Fenton. Just a month after appearing in this production the two joined the cast of the studio recording of Falstaff under Karajan also featuring Fedora Barbieri as Mrs Quickly. Giuseppe Taddei Rosanna Carteri and Anna Maria Canali had also taken part in a 1949 Cetra recording of the opera. Taddei Rosanna Carteri and Anna Maria Canali had also taken part in a 1949 Cetra recording of the opera. Taddei who made a specialty of the title role began his long career in the mid-1930s.

  • Mozart - Le Nozze Di Figaro [1956] Mozart - Le Nozze Di Figaro | DVD | (04/02/2008) from £22.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £22.99

  • Matt Sorum -Drums Licks And Tricks From The Rock N Roll Jungle Matt Sorum -Drums Licks And Tricks From The Rock N Roll Jungle | DVD | (01/01/2000) from £20.05  |  Saving you £6.94 (25.70%)  |  RRP £26.99

    Matt Sorum: Drum Licks And Tricks From The Rock N Roll Jungle

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