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  • Rodgers And Hammerstein Rodgers And Hammerstein | DVD | (05/11/2002) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £59.99

    Released as part of the celebrations marking composer Richard Rodgers' centenary in 2002, this Rodgers and Hammerstein collection contains the film versions of State Fair (1945), Oklahoma! (1955), Carousel (1956), The King and I (1956), South Pacific (1958), and The Sound of Music (1965). By the time these pictures were made, the Broadway originals had become the standards by which all else was judged in a golden age of musical theatre. And while film versions tend to dilute the books, there are still threads of darkness for those who require a more varied texture. But it's the fabulous songs which really count. Rodgers' partnership with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein was cemented by their 1945 cinematic joint effort State Fair, rushed into production by 20th Century Fox in response to MGM's all-conquering Meet Me in St Louis and with a similarly folksy theme. Directed by Walter Lang, it's a charmingly flimsy affair with some delightful numbers. Oklahoma!, directed by Fred Zinnemann, features Agnes de Mille's renowned choreography, irresistible songs and two outstanding performances from unlikely musical actors: film noir siren Gloria Grahame playing against type as Ado Annie, the girl who can't say "no", and Rod Steiger as the menacing but tragic Jud. Carousel, the morally dubious tale of fairground barker and wife-beater Billy Bigelow (Gordon MacRae) who gets a chance to redeem himself after death, is crammed with great melodies including the tear-jerking anthem, "You'll Never Walk Alone". South Pacific, which contains perhaps the most spine-tingling songs penned by Rodgers and Hammerstein--"Some Enchanted Evening" is just one--a wartime love story which also manages to touch on racism and morality; anything but lightweight. Both The King and I and The Sound of Music, of course, have become cinematic legends in their own right, thanks in no small part to their leading ladies, Deborah Kerr and Julie Andrews. On the DVD: Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musicals glow as freshly as if they were made yesterday in four of these DVD transfers, with the other two a disappointment in comparison. South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I and The Sound of Music are offered in widescreen, giving the full benefit of the original Cinemascope presentations. Oklahoma!'s titles are presented in widescreen, but unforgivably the film then reverts to a disappointing 4:3 format which hardly does justice to the big sky settings of the Scope original. The sound quality is also disappointingly muffled for Oklahoma! and State Fair, both of which are crying out for a good polish. --Piers Ford

  • Moulin Rouge/Down With Love Moulin Rouge/Down With Love | DVD | (21/05/2007) from £2.99  |  Saving you £1.02 (11.30%)  |  RRP £8.99

    Moulin Rouge (Dir. Baz Luhrmann 2001): A spectacle beyond anything you've ever witnessed. An experience beyond everything you've ever imagined. Behind the red velvet curtain the ultimate seduction of your senses is about to begin. Welcome to the Moulin Rouge! Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor sing dance and scale the heights of passionate abandon in this most talked-about movie from visionary director Baz Luhrmann (William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet Strictly Ballroom). Enter a tantalizing world that celebrates truth beauty freedom and above all things love. Down With Love (Dir. Peyton Reed 2003): When best-selling feminist author Barbara Novak (Zellweger) becomes the target of dashing playboy Catcher Block (McGregor) the sparks they generate will fly you to the moon and back! Set in the early sixties every frame pops with 60's technicolour.

  • 100 Years of Universal - Limited Edition 100 Movie Collection Box Set [DVD] [1930] 100 Years of Universal - Limited Edition 100 Movie Collection Box Set | DVD | (19/11/2012) from £125.00  |  Saving you £59.54 (14.90%)  |  RRP £399.99

    Celebrate 100 Years of Universal Studios with this Limited Edition 100 Movie Collection Box Set. In 2012, Universal Studios celebrates its 100th anniversay, and as part of the year long Centennial celebration, Universal have put together this magnificent collection of film's from the studio's rich legacy, beginning with the 1930s and Universal's first Best Picture Oscar winner All Quiet on the Western Front, all the way through to last year's most popular releases including the critical and commerical hits Bridesmaids and Senna. Along the way, Universal's releases have included the classic Monster films from the 30s to the 40s (including Dracula and Bride of Frankenstein), Award-winning films such as To Kill A Mockingbird and The Sting as well as many great films from great filmmakers such as Peter Kackson (The Frighteners and King Kong), Ridley Scott (Gladiator and Robin Hood), Orson Welles (Citizen Kane and Touch of Evil), Martin Scorsese (Casino) and Steven Spielberg (Duel, Jaws, E.T. and Schindler's List). From drug kingpins to King Kong, from toga parties to deadly sharks, from loveable extraterrestrials to fearsome dinosaurs, from gladiators to 40-year-old virgins, Universal has kept audiences laughing and crying, cheering and covering our eyes for a glorious century. This box set comes in a stunning hard-bound book of 25 double-page spreads (with four DVDs contained on each spread and many rare photos from Universal's library) as well as an exclusive poster featuring all 100 titles. Titles included (in alphabetical order): 8 Mile (2002) The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) Airport (1970) All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) American Graffiti (1973) American Pie (1999) An American Werewolf in London (1981) Apollo 13 (1995) Atonement (2007) Back to the Future (1985) Being John Malkovich (1999) The Big Lebowski (1998) Billy Elliot (2000) The Birds (1963) The Blues Brothers (1980) Born on the Fourth of July (1989) The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) The Breakfast Club (1985) The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Bridesmaids (2011) Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) Carlito's Way (1993) Casino (1995) Charade (1963) Children of Men (2006) Citizen Kane (1941) Coraline (2009) Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Despicable Me (2010) Do the Right Thing (1989) Double Indemnity (1944) Dracula (1931) Duck Soup (1933) Duel (1971) E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) The Fast and the Furious (2001) Fast Times in Ridgemont High (1982) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) Field of Dreams (1989) Frankenstein (1931) The Frighteners (1996) Gladiator (2000) Happy Gilmore (1996) Harvey (1950) High Plains Drifter (1973) Holiday Inn (1942) The Holiday (2006) Hot Fuzz (2007) Hulk (2003) In Bruges (2008) The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Inglourious Basterds (2009) The Invisible Man (1933) It Came From Outer Space (1953) It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Jaws (1975) The Jerk (1979) Jurassic Park (1993) Kick-Ass (2010) King Kong (1933) King Kong (2005) Knocked Up (2007) Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) Love Actually (2003) Mamma Mia! (2008) Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) The Mummy (1932) The Mummy (1999) National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) Notting Hill (1999) Out of Africa (1985) Parenthood (1989) Pillow Talk (1959) Psycho (1960) Public Enemies (2009) Quadrophenia (1979) Ray (2004) Reality Bites (1994) Rear Window (1954) Road to Morocco (1942) Robin Hood (2010) Scarface (1932) Scarface (1983) Schindler's List (1993) Senna (2010) Shakespeare in Love (1998) Shaun of the Dead (2004) Sixteen Candles (1984) Smokey and the Bandit (1977) Spartacus (1960) The Sting (1973) Sullivan's Travels (1941) The Thing (1982) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Touch of Evil (1958) Twelve Monkeys (1995) United 93 (2006) Vertigo (1958) Waterworld (1995) The Wolf Man (1941)

  • Macbeth - Deluxe G.C.S.E. Study Guide / Stage Production Macbeth - Deluxe G.C.S.E. Study Guide / Stage Production | DVD | (24/01/2005) from £14.89  |  Saving you £10.10 (40.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Disc 1: Peter Andrews Head Of English at the King Alfred School in London renowned for its creative approach to learning and two of his students Liberty Mosse and Ben Farleigh who will take you through 'Macbeth' for G.C.S.E. National Curriculum Key Stage 4. The two teenage students describe with total clarity; act by act scene by scene all aspects of Macbeth. Every key element in this play is covered - action characters themes and language. Disc 2: A wonderful c

  • Laurel & Hardy 3 Disc Box Set [DVD] [1934] Laurel & Hardy 3 Disc Box Set | DVD | (05/04/2010) from £9.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Titles Comprise Laurel & Hardy - Flying Deuces Stan and Ollie join the Foreign Legion so that Ollie can forget an unhappy romance. As luck would have it they become involved in attempting to smooth out the messy love affair between an officer and his fianc''e. After being in the Legion for as long as they can take it they want their normal lives back. Ollie insists on their release just as they realise they're going to be shot at sunrise for their rebelliousness. The pair attempt an escape via aeroplane. Lots of laughs nostalgia and action-packed stunts take place including a dance routine to 'Shine on Harvest Moon'. Laurel & Hardy - Utopia In Utopia the last film Laurel and Hardy made together Stan and Ollie fly to London for the reading of Stan's late uncle's will. After Stan's uncle's cash is used to pay the solicitors death duties and tax the only things left are a yacht--and a South Sea island. At the docks the duo get their new boat along with a displaced sailor and a stowaway. Together the four set sail but are soon shipwrecked on an atoll during a storm. There they meet a French singer who is escaping her fiancee. When her annoying husband-to-be turns up unexpectedly he discovers the area to be rich in uranium and soon everyone the land. Hilarious hijinks ensue... Laurel & Hardy - March of the Wooden Soldiers In March Of The Wooden Soldiers Stanley Dum (Stan Laurel) and Ollie Dee (Oliver Hardy) are well-meaning but clueless toymakers in Toyland. They misinterpret an order from Santa Claus for 600 one-foot high toy soldiers producing with 100 six-foot high soldiers instead. But their toy army comes in handy when the evil Barnaby (Henry Brandon) and his furry Bogeymen invade Toyland and capture Mother Peep's daughter Bo (Charlotte Henry). Then it's Stanley and Ollie to the rescue in this Laurel and Hardy classic not to be missed.

  • Twilight Zone - Series 5 B And W Twilight Zone - Series 5 B And W | DVD | (13/11/2006) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £59.99

    There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow between science and superstition and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area we call...The Twilight Zone! All the episodes from Season 5!

  • The Prisoner - The Ultimate Set [DVD] [1967] The Prisoner - The Ultimate Set | DVD | (25/10/2010) from £45.35  |  Saving you £54.64 (54.60%)  |  RRP £99.99

    The Prisoner: The Ultimate Set

  • Humphrey Bogart Crime Collection [1946] Humphrey Bogart Crime Collection | DVD | (06/11/2000) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £34.99

    THE BIG SLEEP: L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe takes on a blackmail case...and follows a trail peopled with murderers pornographers nightclub rogues the spoiled rich and more. Humphrey Bogart plays Raymond Chandler's legendary gumshoe and director Howard Hawks serves up snappy character encounters (particularly involving Lauren Bacall) a brisk pace and atmosphere galore in this certified classic. KEY LARGO: A hurricane swells outside but it's nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson) holes up and holds at gunpoint hotel owner Nora Temple (Lionel Barrymore) and ex-GI Frank McCloud (Humphrey Bogart). McCloud's the one man capable of standing up against the belligerent Rocco. But the postwar world's realities may have taken all the fight out of him. John Huston co-wrote and compellingly directs this film of Maxwell Anderson's 1939 play with a searing Academy Awardwinning performance by Claire Trevor as Rocco's gold-hearted boozy moll. In Huston's hands it becomes a powerful sweltering classic. THE MALTESE FALCON: A gallery of high-living lowlifes will stop at nothing to get their sweaty hands on a jewel-encrusted falcon. Detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) wants to find out why - and who's gonna take the fall. This third screen version of Dashiell Hammett's novel is a film of firsts: John Huston's directorial debut rotund 62-year-old Sydney Greenstreet's screen debut film history's first film noir and Bogart's breakthrough role after years as a Warner contract player. When George Raft refused to work with a first-time director Bogart took on the role of Spade - and launched the most acclaimed period of his career.

  • A Moon for the Misbegotten A Moon for the Misbegotten | DVD | (01/01/1975) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Theatrical sparks flew when veteran ONeill interpreters Jason Robards, Jr. and Colleen Dewhurst joined forces in the celebrated 1973 revival of Eugene ONeills tender semi-autobiographical drama. Under the inspired direction of Jose Quintero, they helped transform the neglected 1947 work into a now-recognized modern masterpiece. In a towering performance, the late, great Jason Robards portrays a cynical, self-hating alcoholic actor based on ONeills elder brother, Jamie. The majestic Colleen Dewhurst plays the earthy, gruff daughter of his scheming Irish tenant farmer (Ed Flanders) with whom the failed actor spends a soul-baring night of guilt-ridden confessions, tenderness, and absolution. Both Dewhurst and Flanders won Tony Awards for their performances.

  • Gone With The Wind [1939] Gone With The Wind | DVD | (29/03/2005) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Clark Gable Vivien Leigh Leslie Howard and Ms. de Havilland star in Gone with the Wind which for more than a half century has thrilled audiences with its eternal love affair -- set in the South against the backdrop of the Civil War -- between handsome Rhett Butler (Gable) and his sassy headstrong heroine Scarlett O'Hara (Leigh). With each new generation Gone with the Wind continues to grow in popularity as new audiences and fans discover and embrace the David O. Selznick production of Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

  • Barbara Stanwyck Collection Barbara Stanwyck Collection | DVD | (14/04/2008) from £7.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £7.99

    The Barbara Stanwyck Collection (3 Discs)

  • The Twilight Zone - Season 4 The Twilight Zone - Season 4 | DVD | (18/09/2006) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £59.99

    ""There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow between science and superstition and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area we call... The Twilight Zone!"" All the episodes from Season 4! Episodes Comprise: 1. In His Image 2. The Thirty Fathom Grave 3. Vall

  • Follow A Star [1959] Follow A Star | DVD | (12/11/2001) from £3.94  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £9.99

    In The Square Peg Norman Wisdom plays one of a pair of council workmen who, while repairing the road outside an army base, come to illustrate the oxymoronic nature of the phrase "military intelligence". Finding themselves drafted, the workmen are sent to repair the roads ahead of the Allied advance through war-torn Europe by the sergeant they previously embarrassed. Norman finds himself behind the German lines, joins up with French Resistance, gets captured then sets out to rescue British prisoners from a German military HQ by impersonating General Schreiber. Of course Wisdom plays Schreiber too. The Square Peg is the film that introduced Norman Wisdom's famous catch-phrase, "Mr. Grimsdale!". Also here Hattie Jacques gets to sing a remarkable duet with Wisdom, and a pre-Goldfinger Honor Blackman provides the love interest. Following his rising star was just what Norman Wisdom's audience had been doing all through the 1950s and, by 1959, and after six films with director John Paddy Carstairs, it was time for a change. Hence Robert Asher made his directorial debut with Follow a Star. The plot is a comedy version of A Star is Born (1954), with Norman yet again playing a dreaming shop worker, this time aspiring to singing stardom. Vernon Carew (played by Wisdom regular Jerry Desmonde) is the fading singer who schemes to use Wisdom's talent to sustain his own rapidly failing career, while the girl is overlooked starlette June Laverick. Norman is surrounded by a particularly strong supporting cast, with Hattie Jacques returning from The Square Peg (1958), Richard Wattis, John Le Mesurier, Fenella Fielding, Ron Moody and, uncredited, future Bond villain Charles Grey. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Daniel Boone - Season 2 [1965] Daniel Boone - Season 2 | DVD | (02/04/2007) from £29.95  |  Saving you £10.04 (25.10%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Join Emmy nominated Fess Parker as legendary frontier hero Daniel Boone. Seen for the first time in glorious colour Daniel Boone ran for six seasons on the BBC from 1968-1973. Season 2 continues Boone's adventures as he carves out his new life on the untamed frontier. Over 28 thrilling episodes we see how Daniel meets his future wife and becomes embroiled in not only the hardship but the intrigue and betrayal of the settlers struggle to build a new life in the untamed West. Re-ignite the spirit of the frontier with this beautifully restored and re mastered piece of television history - available for the first time on DVD. Episodes Comprise: 1. Empire of the Lost 2. The Tortoise and the Hare 3. The Mound Builders 4. My Name Is Rawls 5. The Old Man and the Cave 6. The Trek 7. The Aaron Burr Story 8. Cry of Gold 9. The Peace Tree 10. The Thanksgiving Story 11. A Rope for Mingo 12. The First Beau 13. The Perilous Journey 14. The Christmas Story 15. The Tamarack Massacre Affair 16. Gabriel 17. Seminole Territory 18. The Deserter 19. Crisis by Fire 20. The Gun 21. The Prisoners 22. The Fifth Man 23. The Gun-Barrel Highway 24. The Search 25. Fifty Rifles 26. The Trap 27. The Accused 28. Cibola 29. The High Cumberland (1) 30. The High Cumberland (2)

  • Gone With The Wind (Deluxe Series) [1939] Gone With The Wind (Deluxe Series) | DVD | (12/08/2002) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £49.99

    David O. Selznick’s production of Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize winner Gone With The Wind is “the pinnacle of Hollywood moviemaking ”( Leonard Maltin of Entertainment Tonight) . And in Maltin’s view “it looks better than it has in years.” This sweeping Civil War-era romance won an impressive 10 Academy Awards (including Best Picture) and its immortal characters Scarlett (Vivian Leigh) Rhett (Clark Gable) Ashley (Leslie Howard) Melanie (Olivia de Havilland) Mammy (Hattie McDaniel) and Prissy (Butterfly McQueen) populate as epic story of enduring appeal across generations. Judged by many to be the greatest movie of all time Gone With The Wind is an extremely exciting DVD release!

  • Hitchcock Classics - The Man Who Knew Too Much / The 39 Steps [1934] Hitchcock Classics - The Man Who Knew Too Much / The 39 Steps | DVD | (29/10/2001) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £14.99

    39 Steps: Alfred Hitchcock considered The 39 Steps to be one of his favourite films partly because it launched his classic theme of the innocent man on the run from villains and lawmen. Robert Donat stars as Richard Hannay in this freely adapted version of John Buchan's story. Despite repeated remakes Hitchcock's riveting original remains unequalled. The Man Who Knew Too Much: A husband and wife's holiday in Switzerland goes horribly wrong when their daughter is kidnapped leading them into a web of mystery and intrigue...

  • Laurel Hardy 4 Disc Set [DVD] Laurel Hardy 4 Disc Set | DVD | (19/10/2009) from £40.61  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £14.99

    March of the Wooden Soldiers Evil old Silas Barnaby threatens to evict Widow Peep who lives in a shoe unless she lets him marry her daughter Bo-Beep who is in love with the dashing young Tom-Tom. Silas seeks revenge by banishing Tom-Tom to Bogeyland but with the help of Stan Ollie and a mouse Tom-Tom and Bo-Peep are saved and the monsters of Bogeyland chased out of Toyland. Flying Deuces Stan and Ollie are holidaying in Paris. Ollie intends to remain in France to marry Georgette (Jean Parker) the innkeeper's daughter but she refuses his proposal. Ollie decides instead to jump into the Seine along with Stan but Fran''ois (Reginald Gardiner) a Foreign Legion officer who is actually Georgette's husband offers an alternative. Utopia The last film Laurel and Hardy made together Stan and Ollie fly to London for the reading of Stan's late uncle's will. After Stan's uncle's cash is used to pay the solicitors death duties and tax the only things left are a yacht--and a South Sea island. Hilarious hijinks ensue... Disc 4 also includes Hustling for Health One Too Many and The Lucky Dog

  • Ginger Rogers Collection Ginger Rogers Collection | DVD | (14/04/2008) from £8.45  |  Saving you £-4.46 (-111.80%)  |  RRP £3.99

    The Ginger Rogers Collection (3 Discs)

  • Easy Rider/Two-Lane Blacktop [1969] Easy Rider/Two-Lane Blacktop | DVD | (02/06/2008) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £14.99

    This boxset contains the following films: Easy Rider (Dir. Dennis Hopper) (1969):Originally released in 1969 Easy Rider is widely regarded as the original ""road movie"" and based on the cult following it developed it was soon copied by other Hollywood studios. Written by Dennis Hopper Peter Fonda and Terry Southern (Dr Strangelove) Fonda produced the low-budget production whilst Hopper took on directing duties receiving an award at Cannes for his first work. Since its release Easy Rider has been regarded as a symbol of free-spirited reaction against society and even for those too young to remember its original release it maintains its status as a classic film which characterises the attitude of a decade. Now after 30 years Easy Rider has been remastered and is presented here in High Definition with both clearer picture and sound quality. Two Lane Blacktop (Dir. Monte Hellman) (1971): Two car enthusiasts drive a 1955 Chevy throughout the south western U.S looking for other cars to race. Stars musicians James Taylor and Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys. They decide to race a middle-aged man GTO (Warren Oates) to Washington DC where the winner gets the loser's car. The film follows their adventures along the way.

  • Burgess Meredith Collection Burgess Meredith Collection | DVD | (14/04/2008) from £4.94  |  Saving you £-0.95 (-23.80%)  |  RRP £3.99

    Titles comprise: Man On The Eiffel Tower (1949): A criminal genius orchestrates a complex game of murder ensnaring everyone around him in his web of deceit. After a wealthy American is murdered a poor street vendor found with blood on his hands is the obvious suspect. Inspector Maigret discerns that there is more to the story and begins to decipher hidden clues buried beneath the surface. When the detective and the mastermind come face to face they engage in a thrilling battle of wills. The killer leads the police on a furious chase through the streets and rooftops of Paris lashing out as the noose grows tighter around him. Winterset (1936): A young man returns to New York City 15 years after his father was tried and executed for a murder he did not commit. His search to find the real killers brings him to the slums of the city where he falls in love with a young girl Marianne and uncovers the truth he's been searching for his entire life. Adapted from the Broadway play by Maxwell Anderson and nominated for two Academy Award Winterset is a moody journey into the dark arms of malice murder and retribution. A rain-drenched testament to the tortured human condition. Second Chorus (1941): A marvelously delightful 1930's style song and dance spectacular the likes of which would be wiped away by the December bombing of Pearl Harbor Second Chorus finds Fred Astaire as a struggling bandleader chased by a collection agent (Paulette Goddard). She serves the papers he chases her. She wangles him an audition with Artie Shaw which Burgess Meredith hilariously sabotages. A rich sugar daddy (the marvelous Charles Butterworth) smoothes things over with Artie and through it all Fred and Paulette dance and sing. For what more could you ask?

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