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  • Witchfinder General [Blu-Ray] Witchfinder General | Blu Ray | (13/06/2011) from £11.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (45.50%)  |  RRP £21.99

    Witchfinder General is one of those cult British films that, like The Wicker Man, seemed to herald a renaissance in the fortunes of the British film industry in the late 1960s and early 70s. With only his third film, director Michael Reeves displayed an assured grasp of technique and a confident ability to mix and match genres that marked him out as a homegrown wunderkind to rival the Spielbergs and Coppolas who were just graduating from film school across the Atlantic. Sadly, this promise remained unfulfilled as Reeves died suddenly, soon after completing the film, from a lethal cocktail of prescription drugs; Witchfinder General remains his only significant work Veteran Vincent Price is wonderfully cast as the titular witchfinder, Matthew Hopkins, whose bloody and usually sexually motivated persecutions across civil war-torn East Anglia are carried out with much relish, graphic fake blood and lots of screaming. Ian Ogilvy, an old school pal of the director's, is the upright new model soldier who swears vengeance against Hopkins for the rape of his betrothed (Hilary Dwyer, who in true Hammer Horror fashion gets to take her top off and scream a lot). Lascivious depictions of burning witches and gratuitous sex aside, what draws the viewer into the film is the setting as Reeves' camera roams lovingly across the East Anglian countryside. The opening-hanging scene, for example, depends strongly on location for its effect, and Ogilvy's quest for revenge takes on a John Ford-style Western aura in the director's hands. Perhaps not quite the masterpiece some seem to think it is, Witchfinder General remains a sturdy piece of distinctively British filmmaking. On the DVD: This disc allows the viewer to select the slightly extended "Export cut" of the movie, which has a little more graphic blood than the censored UK release, although the restored sequences are of markedly inferior quality. The anamorphic picture and mono sound are decent, even if too many murky nighttime scenes and badly dubbed actors' voices betray the film's restrictively low budget. The major extra is a documentary about the life and short career of Michael Reeves, while other fill-ups include text notes from critic Kim Newman, a music video, trailer, filmographies and stills. All in all, it's a welcome restoration of a genre classic. --Mark Walker

  • The Sting [Blu-ray] [1973] The Sting | Blu Ray | (10/09/2012) from £7.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    In 1930s Illinois, young hustler Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) vows revenge after his older partner (Robert Earl Jones) is murdered at the behest of kingpin Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw) in retribution for a con pulled on one of his runners. Travelling to Chicago, Hooker teams up with old hand Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman), and together they plan the ultimate 'sting' against Donnegan. This re-teaming of Robert Redford and Paul Newman, following the success of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid', won seven Oscars and helped repopularize the music of Scott Joplin, which features heavily on Marvin Hamlisch's soundtrack.

  • Scarlet Empress [1934] Scarlet Empress | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £9.35  |  Saving you £0.64 (6.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The Young Princess of Germany Sophia is taken to Russia to marry the Grand Duke Peter son of the domineering Empress in an attempt to improve the royal blood line. She dislikes her husband and so after the old Empress dies she engineers a coup d'etat with help of the military and becomes Catherine The Great.

  • The Boston Strangler [1968] The Boston Strangler | DVD | (18/10/2004) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £12.99

    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

  • The Comancheros [DVD] [1961] The Comancheros | DVD | (05/11/2012) from £4.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    John Wayne is a Texas Ranger in this rollicking, good humored western, assigned to bring an arms-running gang to justice. After Wayne arrests one of the criminals, matters are complicated when they wander into an area controlled by the Comancheros- a group of Anglos aiding the warring Comanche Indians. Director Curtiz' last film is based on the novel by Paul I. Wellman.

  • Oliver Twist [1948] Oliver Twist | DVD | (15/09/2008) from £4.69  |  Saving you £8.30 (63.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Oliver Twist orphaned at birth and raised in the workhouse is expelled for daring to ask the Beadle for more food. Unhappily apprenticed to an Undertaker Oliver escaped to London where he meets the cheeky Artful Dodger the villainous Fagin the aggressive Bill Sykesand the kindly but doomed Nancy. Torn constantly between the forces of good and evil Oliver eventually seals his fate by picking the pocket of a rich gentleman.

  • Blind Date aka Chance Meeting [DVD] [1959] Blind Date aka Chance Meeting | DVD | (22/03/2010) from £9.90  |  Saving you £3.09 (23.80%)  |  RRP £12.99

    In this Bafta nominated motion picture Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer (Hardy Kr''ger) hurries to keep a rendezvous with Jacqueline Cousteau (Micheline Presle) an elegant and sophisticated French woman slightly his elder whose relationship with him had turned from art student into one of love trysts. He arrives and is confronted by Detective Police Inspector Morgan (Stanley Baker) who accuses him of having murdered Jacqueline.

  • Moulin Rouge Moulin Rouge | DVD | (16/07/2007) from £8.45  |  Saving you £1.54 (15.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    As a dwarf Toulouse-Lautrec (Jose Ferrer) believes he's too ugly to ever fall in love. So he loses himself in painting...and cognac. A fixture as Paris' infamous turn-of-the-century Moulin Rouge nightclub Lautrec meets a girl from the street...who then breaks his heart. Luckily newfound artistic success copious amounts of drink and friendship with a new woman keep him alive. Will he be able to mend his broken heart in time to recognize the true love now staring him in the face?

  • Life At The Top [DVD] [1965] Life At The Top | DVD | (24/10/2011) from £3.99  |  Saving you £6.00 (60.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Laurence Harvey turns in an excellent performance in this sequel to the highly successful Room At The Top which follows the life of a social climber whose self-doubt tarnishes his success. With his marriage to the boss' daughter on the rocks, Harvey finds himself embroiled in an affair with a London anchorwoman.

  • Doctor Who - Attack of the Cybermen Doctor Who - Attack of the Cybermen | DVD | (16/03/2009) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The TARDIS is lured to Earth in 1985 by a distress call sent by Lytton who has made contact with a group of Cybermen based in London's sewers. The Doctor and Peri are then captured and forced to take Lytton and the Cybermen in the TARDIS to the Cybermen's home planet Telos. The Cybermen have stolen a time vessel from another race and plan to change history by crashing Halley's Comet into Earth and obliterating it before it can bring about the demise of their original home world Mondas in 1986.

  • Look Back In Anger [DVD] [1959] Look Back In Anger | DVD | (31/08/2009) from £9.40  |  Saving you £6.59 (41.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Look Back In Anger

  • The Robe [DVD] [1953] The Robe | DVD | (12/03/2012) from £4.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The Robe was designed by 20th Century-Fox to show off the wonders of CinemaScope, and taken simply as a vehicle for widescreen photography the movie is undeniably a visual treat. Perhaps the clumsy early 'Scope cameras were partly to blame, but from any other perspective--plot, dialogue and acting--The Robe is a flat, overly reverential and turgid piece of film making. Richard Burton is the Roman Centurion on duty at Christ's crucifixion who bets on and wins Jesus' robe, then spends the rest of the movie agonising about becoming a Christian. Victor Mature is his sanctimonious slave Demetrius. So confident were the producers of box-office success that they commissioned the sequel, Demetrius and the Gladiators, even before The Robe had been released. --Mark Walker

  • My Fair Lady [1964] My Fair Lady | DVD | (09/10/2006) from £9.95  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £12.99

    By George they've got it! Newly transferred from elements painstakingly restored in 1994 the film version of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady is lavish lovely and the acclaimed recipient of eight 1964 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director (George Cukor). Best Actor Oscar winner Rex Harrison reprises his signature stage role of Henry Higgins the supremely assured phoeneticist who wagers that under his tutelage cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle can pass for a duchess at the embassy ball. In one of her best-loved roles. Audrey Hepburn plays Eliza. If ever there was a face the professor could grow accustomed to it's hers. In Hertford Hereford and Hampshire (and elsewhere) no one's fairer than My Fair lady one of the most irresistible musicals ever.

  • The Devil Rides Out (Blu-ray + DVD) [1968] The Devil Rides Out (Blu-ray + DVD) | Blu Ray | (22/10/2012) from £14.00  |  Saving you £8.99 (39.10%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Revered as one of the best horror films produced by Hammer Studios, The Devil Rides Out is a chilling battle between good and evil. Christopher Lee, perhaps best known for his role as Dracula, gets to show his good side as the heroic and cavalier Duc de Richleau, who maintains the air of a gentleman throughout his tireless battle with a Satanic coven, led by the wonderfully villainous Mocata (Charles Gray).

  • Young And Innocent [1938] Young And Innocent | DVD | (22/01/2007) from £5.11  |  Saving you £0.88 (14.70%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Former child star Nova Pilbeam - the kidnapping victim in 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' reappears in this light hearted and unpretentious mystery shot on location in Cornwall. Playing the daughter of a local constable Pilbeam shelters a suspected murderer (Derrick DeMarney) and a charming romance develops. The highlight of this rare Hitchcock film is a stunningly intricate camera crane shot of the twitching eyes of the guilt-ridden killer: a jazz drummer in blackface. It took two days to shoot and is one of a continuous move lasting one minute and ten seconds focusing down from 145 feet to 4 inches.

  • Let's Make Love [DVD] [1960] Let's Make Love | DVD | (23/07/2012) from £9.69  |  Saving you £0.30 (3.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell.

  • How to Marry a Millionaire [DVD] [1953] How to Marry a Millionaire | DVD | (23/07/2012) from £4.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.

  • This Sporting Life [1963] This Sporting Life | DVD | (31/01/2000) from £21.28  |  Saving you £-15.29 (-255.30%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Prolific British filmmaker Lindsay Anderson weaves this small, evocative tale of young life at the crossroads in early 1960s Northern England. A rough, sullen young man (Richard Harris) working in the local coal mines begins to make a name for himself as a star rugby player, but even as he begins to fall in love he cannot escape the harsh realities of the bleak life around him. The rugby sequences in the film are striking, but no more so than the depiction of downtrodden people living in the shadow of industry and corruption that too often crushes their spirit. Harris in one of his first roles, is remarkably effective as an unlikeable but sympathetic figure trying against hope to savour the small joys life has to offer, and the film also features the debut of renowned actress Glenda Jackson. One of a series of working-class, character-driven British imports, This Sporting Life is one of the best on the field. --Robert Lane

  • 12 Angry Men [Blu-ray] [1957] 12 Angry Men | Blu Ray | (03/06/2013) from £10.48  |  Saving you £-0.49 (-4.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley and Jack Klugman lead the distinctive cast of jurors whose character portrayals are perfect in every detail (The Hollywood Reporter). With its star-powered cast and three Oscar Nominations including Best Picture, 12 Angry Men is a powerful, suspenseful and fascinatingly entertaining film (Los Angeles Examiner). Eleven jurors are convinced that the defendant is guilty of murder. The twelfth has no doubt of his innocence. How can this one man steer the others toward the same conclusion? It's a case of seemingly overwhelming evidence against a teenager accused of killing his father in one of the best pictures ever made (The Hollywood Reporter).

  • Suspicion [1941] Suspicion | DVD | (04/06/2007) from £9.05  |  Saving you £0.94 (9.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    In 'Suspicion' wealthy sheltered Joan Fontaine is swept off her feet by charming ne'er-do-well Cary Grant. Though warned that Grant is little more than a fortune-hunter Fontaine marries him anyway. She remains loyal to her irresponsible husband as he plows his way from one disreputable business scheme to another. Gradually Fontaine comes to the conclusion that Grant intends to do away with her in order to collect her inheritance...a suspicion confirmed when Grant's likeable business partner Nigel Bruce dies under mysterious circumstances. Suspicion's stylish chills put Hitchcock on the top of the Hollywood heap...and keeps audiences on the edges of their seats to this day. So hang on for an-all suspense that's all-out Hitchcock!

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