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  • Bridge On The River Kwai, The / The Guns Of Navarone / From Here To Eternity [1957] Bridge On The River Kwai, The / The Guns Of Navarone / From Here To Eternity | DVD | (17/05/2004) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The Bridge On The River Kwai (1 Disc Edition): Set in Burma during World War II the story tells of British P.O.Ws who are forced to build a large bridge for the Japanese while a British Commando team is sent to destroy it. Winner of seven Academy Awards. Guns Of Navarone: Exciting war film based on a novel by Alistair Maclean which tells of the attempts of a British raiding team to sabotage two giant German guns on a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. From Here To Eternity: Fred Zinnemann's 1953 Oscar-winning film is a powerful portrait of a peacetime military camp stationed in Hawaii just before the attack on Pearl Harbour. Montgomery Clift is superlative in the major role of Robert Prewitt while Frank Sinatra delivers an electrifying Academy Award-winning (1953 Best Supporting Actor) performance as Clift's buddy. Deborah Kerr's love scene in the Hawaiian surf with Burt Lancaster is enshrined as one of the most famous moments in cinema history.

  • Rocco And His Brothers [1961] Rocco And His Brothers | DVD | (22/04/2002) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £23.99

    ""Brilliant and overwhelming... Among the classics of the screen."" -The New York Times In sweeping epic style the award-winning Rocco & His Brothers tells the story of four poor Italian brothers and their mother who leave their country home and move to bustling Milan with hopes of improving their bitter fortune. The family is thrown into chaos when two of the brothers are torn apart by their love for the same woman and their struggles to succeed in a viciously competitive world. Fr

  • The Great War - 1914 - 18 The Great War - 1914 - 18 | DVD | (25/06/2007) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This definitive series goes beyond the Western Front to examine the global conflict that shaped the modern age

  • Elizabeth Taylor - Movie Star - The Classic Collection Elizabeth Taylor - Movie Star - The Classic Collection | DVD | (07/07/2008) from £7.35  |  Saving you £5.64 (43.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Ms Taylor has been a movie star for generations and continues to grab headlines whenever she makes public appearances usually in support of the many charities she endorses. These are three fascinating performances from the queen of the silver screen which show her acting range at its best. Featured in this collection are: The Last Time I Saw Paris (Dir. Richard Brooks) (1954): A romance starring Elizabeth Taylor Van Johnson Walter Pidgeon Donna Reed and Eva Gabor. A GI goes to Paris shortly after World War II to write a book. There he meets a beautiful wealthy woman and falls in love. All goes well until he cannot sell his book and turns to the bottle. This causes the couple to fight continuously Divorce His Divorce Hers (Dir. Waris Hussein) (1973): In which Ms Taylor stars with the love of her life Richard Burton. This is a two-sided tale of a marriage that has gone awry after nearly twenty years. The movie is told in two parts - first his side of the divorce then hers. Father's Little Dividend (Dir. Vicente Minnelli) (1951): Spencer Tracy and Joan Bennett star as Stanley and Ellie Banks the parents of newlywed Kay Dunstan (Elizabeth Taylor) in this sequel to Farther of the Bride. Although Stanley's hoping for some peace and quiet now that Kay's been married off he soon learns he's in for more chaos as an expectant grandfather.

  • Carry On Up The Khyber [1968] Carry On Up The Khyber | DVD | (27/08/2001) from £7.99  |  Saving you £-0.27 (-2.70%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Filmed in 1968 and set in British India in 1895, Carry On Up the Khyber is one of the team's most memorable efforts. Sid James plays Sid James as ever, though nominally his role is that of Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond, the unflappable British Governor who must deal with the snakelike, scheming Khasi of Khalabar, played by Kenneth Williams. A crisis occurs when the mystique of the "devils in skirts" of the 3rd Foot and Mouth regiment is exploded when one of their numbers, the sensitive-to-draughts Charles Hawtrey, is discovered by the natives to be wearing underpants. Revolt is in the offing, with Bernard Bresslaw once again playing a seething native warrior. Roy Castle neatly plays the sort of role normally assigned to Jim Dale, as the ineffectual young officer, Peter Butterworth is a splendid compromised evangelist, while Terry Scott puts his comedic all into the role of the gruff Sergeant. Most enduring, however, is the final dinner party sequence in which the British contingent, with the Burpas at the gates of the compound, plaster falling all about them, demonstrates typical insouciance in the face of imminent peril. The "I'm Backing Britain" Union Jack hoist at the end, however, over-excitedly reveals the streak of reactionary patriotism that lurked beneath the bumbling double entendres of most Carry On films. On the DVD: Sadly, no extra features except scene selection. The picture is 4:3 full screen. --David Stubbs

  • Dreamgirls/Grease/Grease 2 Dreamgirls/Grease/Grease 2 | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Dreamgirls: This film follows the rise of a trio of women who have formed a promising girl group - The Dreamettes. At a talent competition they get the opportunity of a lifetime: to become the back-up singers for headliner James 'Thunder' Early. Though the Dreams become a crossover phenomenon they soon realize that the cost of fame and fortune may be higher than they ever imagined... Grease: John Travolta solidified his position as the most versatile and magnetic screen presence of the decade in this film version of the smash hit play Grease. Recording star Olivia Newton-John made her American film debut as Sandy Travolta's naive love interest. The impressive supporting cast reads like a who's who in this quintessential musical about the fabulous '50's. Grease is not just a nostalgic look at a simpler decade - it's an energetic and exciting musical homage to the age of rock n'roll! Grease 2: It's 1961 two years after the original gang graduated from Rydell High and there's a new crop of seniors. The Pink Ladies and the T-Birds are still the epitome of cool except that over the summer something's happened to Stephanie the sorority leader. She feels she's outgrown Johnny the head T-Bird and is looking for a new love - one who's even more cool and whose bike is even hotter. Meanwhile newcomer Michael is smitten with Stephanie who won't even notice him... The conflict is on and the Rydell High fun takes off to new heights.

  • Gigi / An American In Paris / High Society [1958] Gigi / An American In Paris / High Society | DVD | (08/09/2003) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Gigi: Scored by the talented team of Lerner and Lowe the movie features splendid musical numbers like Thank Heaven for Little Girls and I Remember It Well where a scruffy tomboy is transformed into a radiant high society beauty in this glorious musical! An American In Paris: Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) is an American G.I. who decides to stay in Paris after the Second World War. Keen to sample some of the city's legendary romantic lifestyle he becomes an art student and joins a colony of painters living in a Montmartre garret. Penniless and starving his pursuit of the experience of the great artists is fast becoming a little too realistic when he is discovered by wealthy heiress Milo Roberts (Nina Foch). She becomes his patron although Jerry soon realises that her interest in him doesn't end with his art! High Society: Beautiful aloof Newport heiress Tracy Lord (Kelly) is about to marry bland businessman George Kittredge (John Lund) but matters become complicated when her ex-husband C K Dexter-Haven (Crosby) moves to her neighbourhood determined to win back her hand. Things go from bad to worse for Tracy when journalist Mike Connor (Sinatra) arrives to cover the wedding for Spy Magazine. When Tracy is forced to choose between her suitors will she realise that safe doesn't always mean the best bet?

  • Carry on Carry on | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £11.99  |  Saving you £1.00 (7.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    This Carry On collection includes the following films: Carry On Girls: You might think that a beauty contest would be the perfect place for the Carry On team to discover new heights of hilarity and new depths of depravity - well you'd be right! Sidney Fiddler brings a beauty contest to a quiet seaside resort. His problems start with two curvaceous Hells Angels Miss Easy Rider and Miss Dawn Brakes. There's Major Bumble Bernard Bresslaw as Britain's first drag beauty queen and last but not least Mrs Angel Prodworthy who is fighting on behalf of Women's Lib. Carry On Dick: Notorious outlaw Dick Turpin (More commonly referred to as Big Dick) is running rings around King George's Bow Street runners. Can the half-witted Captain Desmond Fancey Sir Roger Daley and Sergeant Jock Strapp succeed in bringing the wily rogue to justice? Sid James and the rest of the 'Carry On' gang are having a ball and everyone is invited merry England was never merrier. Carry On England: Make love not war! The Carry On team are part of an experimental mixed anti-aircraft battery during World War II. The Luftwaffe never had it so easy! Recruits ready (Jack Douglas) Willing (Judy Geeson) and Able (Patrick Mower) join forces to strike terror into the heart of the enemy and run rings round their pompous captain S. Melly (Kenneth Connor). Discover where Churchill's famous Victory sign originated from in this classic khaki caper: patriotism has never been funnier! Carry On Behind: Archaelogists Professors Anna Vooshka (Elke Sommer) and Roland Crump (Kenneth Williams) are desparate to begin poking round the remains of a Roman encampment. Unfortunately the local caravan site has been built over the historic site. Holiday pals Ernie Bragg (Jack Douglas) and Fred Ramsden (Windsor Davies) have their sites set on the local beauty spots - campers Sandra (Carol Hawkins) and Carol (Sherrie Hewson)! All the usual Carry On crew are at hand to fuel the 'in-tents' humour!

  • Casablanca (2 Disc Special Edition) [1942] Casablanca (2 Disc Special Edition) | DVD | (07/08/2006) from £5.00  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Casablanca: easy to enter but much harder to leave especially if your name is on the Nazis' most wanted list. Atop that list is Czech resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one especially Victor's wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) the ex-lover who broke his heart. So when Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's safe transport out of the country the bitter Rick must decide what's more important - his own happiness or the countless lives that hang in the balance...

  • Bible / The Robe / Demetrius And The Gladiators [1966] Bible / The Robe / Demetrius And The Gladiators | DVD | (06/09/2004) from £14.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The Bible - In The Beginning The greatest stories of the Old Testament are brought to the screen with astounding scope and power in this international film which depicts the first 22 chapters of Genesis. This is the spectacular story of man's creation his fall his survival and his indomitable faith in the future. Matching the epic scale of the production are performances by George C. Scott as Abraham Ava Gardner as Sarah and Peter O'Toole as the haunting presence of the Angel of God. The legendary John Huston directs and delivers a commanding performance as Noah. From the film's opening amidst cosmic chaos to its lingering message of hope and salvation The Bible stands as a monumental motion picture achievement. The Robe The first movie ever filmed in CinemaScope The Robe was nominated for five Academy Awards in 1953 including Best Picture for Richard Burton. Burton stars as Marcellus Gallio the Roman centurion charged with overseeing the crucifixion of Christ. But when he wins Christ's robe in a gambling game at the foot of the cross his life is forever changed. Its inspired story set to a spectacular score and featuring an all-star cast including Victor Mature and Jean Simmons The Robe remains one of the screen's greatest biblical epics. Demetrius And The Gladiators This enormously successful sequel to The Robe continues the story of Demetrius (Victor Mature) the Greek slave who after the death of his master is sentenced to train as a gladiator in the Roman arena. There his newfound Christian faith is put to the test when he has to contend not only with the swordsmen and wild beasts of the arena but also the evil and sensuous Messalina (Susan Hayward) and the mad emperor Caligula (Jay Robinson). Crammed with astonishing action and fight sequences this heroic epic is not to be missed!

  • Flags of our Fathers (2 Disc Special Edition) Flags of our Fathers (2 Disc Special Edition) | DVD | (09/07/2007) from £3.12  |  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

  • Jean-Luc Godard Box Set - Alphaville/Le Petit Soldat/Une Femme Est Une Femme [1965] Jean-Luc Godard Box Set - Alphaville/Le Petit Soldat/Une Femme Est Une Femme | DVD | (06/09/2004) from £32.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Contains three films by Jean Luc Godard: ALPHAVILLE UNE FEMME EST UNE FEMME and LE PETIT SOLDAT.ALPHAVILLE:With 1965's ALPHAVILLE--part sci-fi action film part noir thriller--the acclaimed French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard achieves a stunningly clinical futurism using absolutely no special visual effects. The result is a moving original film that with its abstract political and intellectual themes essentially redefines the apocalyptic science fiction genre. ALPHAVILLE clearly the product of one of cinema's greatest contributors is nothing less than a bona fide cult classic.UNE FEMME EST UNE FEMME:Godard pays tribute to American musicals in much the same way that his debut feature A BOUT DE SOUFFLE did to American gangster films. The story follows the beautiful Angela (Anna Karina) a strip-tease artist who wants nothing more than to have a baby. Her live-in boyfriend Emile (Jean-Claude Brialy) doesn't want to refuse and risk sparking major friction between the two. However fed up with her constant pleading Emile finally suggests that she shack up with his best friend Alfred (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and much to Emile's dismay she eventually takes his advice. Godard's second feature employs jump cuts and jarring sound mixing--most notably during Karina's strip-tease performances. Godard is at his most affectionate and good-natured here. He also makes several cinematic in-jokes including one in which Belmondo's character mentions that he wants to hurry home to watch A BOUT DE SOUFFLE the film that turned Belmondo into a megastar just one year before. Featuring a magnetically cute performance from Karina who soon after the film became Godard's wife this loving romantic comedy is a dazzler.LE PETIT SOLDAT (1960):Michel Subor stars as Bruno a hitman under contract by the French government who suddenly develops a conscience and a philosophy when he is ordered to kill a left wing Arab leader. His newfound ideals are provoked by the stunning Veronica (Karina) a young woman who is secretly employed by the Arabs. The two fall in love and not surprisingly Bruno finds it impossible to carry out his mission bringing down the wrath of the French government on both he and Veronica. Beautifully filmed by Raoul Coutard LES PETIT SOLDAT is less interested in the mechanics of plot as it is in providing Godard a voice for thoughts and musings on the politics and horrors of the Algerian War. It was originally banned in France because of its frank depiction of torture during Algeria's war of Independence which was tearing France apart at the time of the film's completion.

  • Ugetsu Monogatari [Masters of Cinema] (Dual Format Edition) [Blu-ray] Ugetsu Monogatari (Dual Format Edition) | Blu Ray | (23/04/2012) from £11.44  |  Saving you £11.55 (50.20%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Mizoguchi's Ugetsu Monogatari [Tales of the Rain and Moon, aka Ugetsu] is a highly acclaimed masterwork of Japanese cinema. Based on a pair of 18th century ghost stories by Ueda Akinari, the film's release continued Mizoguchi's introduction to the West, where it was nominated for an Oscar and won the the Venice Film Festival's Silver Lion award (for Best Direction). In 16th century Japan, amidst the pandemonium of civil war, potter Genjuro (Mori Masayuki) and samurai-aspirant Tobei (Ozawa Sakae) set out with their wives in search of wealth and military glory respectively. Two parallel tales ensue when the men are lured from their wives: Genjuro by the ghostly charm of Lady Wakasa (Kyo Machiko); Tobei by the dream of military glory. Famed for its meticulously orchestrated long takes and its subtle blending of realistic period reconstruction and lyrical supernaturalism, Ugetsu Monogatari is an intensely poetic tragedy that consistently features on polls of the best films ever made.

  • The Thunderbirds (Box Set with Five Toy Rockets) [2004] The Thunderbirds (Box Set with Five Toy Rockets) | DVD | (15/11/2004) from £14.09  |  Saving you £9.74 (39.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Thunderbirds are GO! International Rescue run in secret by the Tracy family and led by Jeff (Bill Paxton) is permamently on standby to offer assistance when accidents and incidents threaten lives across the world. However when the villainous Hood (Ben Kingsley) infiltrates the Tracy's clandestine island base and imprisons most of the family who will rescue the rescuers? It's left to teenage Alan (Brady Corbet) and his similarly young friends to save the day!

  • Horror Icons (Bride/Devil Bat/House/Last Man) [DVD] [1941] Horror Icons (Bride/Devil Bat/House/Last Man) | DVD | (07/09/2009) from £7.95  |  Saving you £17.04 (68.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Titles Comprise: 1. Bride Of The Monster 2. The Devil Bat 3. House On The Haunted Hill 4. The Last Man On Earth

  • The Land Of Promise [1930] The Land Of Promise | DVD | (28/04/2008) from £9.23  |  Saving you £25.76 (73.60%)  |  RRP £34.99

    40 films over 4 DVDs. Extensive collection is a major retrospective of the British documentary film movement during its period of greatest influence. These films many of which are made available here for the first time since their original release - capture the spirit and strength concerns and resolve of Britain and its people before during and after the Second World War. These diverse and compelling films are fascinating historical documents bearing witness to the social and industrial transformations of the rapidly changing world. Yet they are also striking in their different approach to the form. Using poetry dramatic reconstruction modernist techniques and explicit propaganda the film-makers found fresh new ways to get their message across.

  • Sherlock Holmes - Classic Collectors Set (Terror/Prelude/Woman/Secret) [DVD] [1942] Sherlock Holmes - Classic Collectors Set (Terror/Prelude/Woman/Secret) | DVD | (07/09/2009) from £14.29  |  Saving you £10.70 (42.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Titles Comprise: 1. Terror By Night 2. Prelude To Murder 3. Woman In Green 4. Secret Weapon

  • The Man Who Watched Trains Go By The Man Who Watched Trains Go By | DVD | (02/06/2008) from £7.89  |  Saving you £10.10 (56.10%)  |  RRP £17.99

    A film based on jealousy and infatuation. De Koster's obsession with Parisian girl Michelle leads him to strip Popinga's company clean of money. From this revelation Popinga pursues him and it leads to De Koster's death. Popinga makes off to Paris with what money he got from De Koster but has the police in close pursuit.

  • The Ultimate Film Noir Collection The Ultimate Film Noir Collection | DVD | (04/09/2006) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Ten classic film noirs in this gripping 5 disc collection! Disc 1: Scarlet Street / Robinson / Detour Disc 2: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers / Whistle Stop Disc 3: He Walked By Night / Trapped Disc 4: Impact / D.O.A. Disc 5: Quicksand / The Hitchhiker

  • Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin | DVD | (25/03/2002) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Features 16 short comedy classics: 'Kid Auto Races In Venice' 'The Rival Mashers' 'A Night Out' 'Cruel Cruel Love' 'A Film Johnny' 'Triple Trouble' 'Knock Out' 'Between Sowers' 'A Day's Pleasure' 'Sunnyside' 'Hot Finish' 'The Good For Nothing' 'Charlie's Recreation' 'Work' 'The Tramp' and 'By The Sea'.

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