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  • We Were Soldiers [2002] We Were Soldiers | DVD | (05/11/2007) from £3.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (69.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    In a place soon to be known as 'The Valley of Death' in a small clearing called landing zone X-Ray Lt. Colonel Hal Moore (Mel Gibson) and 400 young troops all from an elite American combat division were surrounded by 2 000 North Vietnamese soldiers. The ensuing battle was one of the most savage in U.S. history...

  • X-Files - I Want To Believe (1-Disc Edition) X-Files - I Want To Believe (1-Disc Edition) | DVD | (24/11/2008) from £2.40  |  Saving you £16.10 (80.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The supernatural thriller is a stand-alone story in the tradition of some of the show's most acclaimed and beloved episodes and takes the always-complicated relationship between Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson) in unexpected directions. Mulder continues his unshakable quest for the truth and Scully the passionate ferociously intelligent physician remains inextricably tied to Mulder's pursuits.

  • Telstar [DVD] [2008] Telstar | DVD | (28/09/2009) from £5.39  |  Saving you £10.60 (66.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Biographical drama about Joe Meek songwriter-producer behind numerous hits of the 60's.

  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room [2006] Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room | DVD | (09/09/2007) from £9.49  |  Saving you £10.50 (52.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    It's just business... This searing examination of the Enron accounting scandal reveals the psychology of greed and corporate corruption that facilitated the company's rise to power and also its fall. When Enron went bankrupt in 2001 the principals walked away millionaires--but later faced legal proceedings and jail sentences. Meanwhile many employees and investors were left with nothing not even their retirement savings. Shedding light on the new economy of the 1990s when predictions and book-cooking flourished without actual profits the film shows how it was not Enron alone but a network of bankers traders and accountants who turned a blind eye to the company's clearly suspicious numbers. CEO Ken Lay and top dogs Jeff Skilling and Andy Fastow give candid interviews that illustrate their skill at deflecting hard questions and egotistically boasting about the company's success. In one of the company's cold and calculated moves - which caused the California power outages and lead to the ousting of governor Gray Davis - Enron employees are shown laughing at forest fires. Unbelievable footage of employees reveals unbridled greed lust for risk-taking and guiltless cheating all while thinking they could never be caught. Finally a few brave whistle-blowers stepped forward including Bethany McLean author of the Enron novel upon which this film is based who wrote an article in Fortune magazine calling the company's bluff. A remarkable documentary which packages the events of the scandal into a cohesive story this is one film not to miss!

  • Exit Through The Gift Shop [DVD] Exit Through The Gift Shop | DVD | (06/09/2010) from £6.48  |  Saving you £11.07 (55.40%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The incredible true story of how the world's greatest Street Art movie was never made...

  • Fahrenheit 9/11 [2004] Fahrenheit 9/11 | DVD | (18/10/2004) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    To anyone who truly understands what it means to be an American, Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 should be seen as a triumph of patriotic freedom. Rarely has the First Amendment been exercised with such fervour and forthrightness of purpose. After subjecting himself to charges of factual errors in his gun-lobby exposé Bowling for Columbine, Moore armed himself with a platoon of reputable fact-checkers, an abundance of indisputable film and video footage, and his own ironically comedic sense of righteous indignation, with the singular intention of toppling the war-ravaged administration of President George W. Bush. It's the Bush presidency that Moore, with his provocative array of facts and figures, blames for corporate corruption, senseless death, unnecessary war, and political favouritism toward Osama Bin Laden's family and Saudi oil partners following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Moore's incendiary film earned Palme d'Or honours at Cannes and a predictable legion of detractors, but do yourself a favour: ignore those who condemn the film without seeing it, and let the facts speak for themselves. By honouring American soldiers and the victims of 9/11 while condemning Bush's rationale for war in Iraq, Fahrenheit 9/11 may actually succeed in turning the tides of history. --Jeff Shannon

  • Transsiberian [2008] Transsiberian | DVD | (02/03/2009) from £3.99  |  Saving you £14.00 (77.80%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Set on the infamous trans-siberian express train this thriller follows a couple who are trying to mend their relationship with an adventure from China to Moscow. However on meeting with another travelling couple things go wrong for the pair and the adventure turns into a thrilling rollercoaster ride!

  • Trapped [DVD] Trapped | DVD | (24/08/2009) from £6.93  |  Saving you £1.06 (13.30%)  |  RRP £7.99

    Starring Lloyd Bridges Trapped is taut unpretentious film noir directed by Richard Fleischer. The film begins in semi-documentary style explaining the workings of the U.S. Treasury Department and then follows the chain of events set in motion when a forged 20 dollar bill is discovered in California. However it takes a dramatic turn when treasury agents in Washington D.C. recognise the source of the forged bill and travel to a penitentiary in Atlanta to interview forger Tris Stewart (Lloyd Bridges). The agents engineer a fake escape for Stewart so that he can lead them to the source of the forgeries. But Stewart has others ideas and slips his minders.

  • Bowling For Columbine [2002] Bowling For Columbine | DVD | (01/05/2013) from £2.76  |  Saving you £17.23 (86.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    An Oscar-winning documentary based around a 1999 massacre at an American High School in Colorado, Bowling for Columbine is filmmaker Michael Moore's take on the culture of firearms violence that is, apparently, peculiar to the USA. Significantly, this is no detective investigation into the psychology and motives of the two students who randomly opened fire on their classmates, killing 12 of them--Moore regards such particulars as practically irrelevant--rather, it's an attempt to counter the moral panic and right-wing diagnoses that followed the massacre, with the likes of rock star Marilyn Manson blamed by some. Using a mixture of roving interviews, statistics, historical documentary footage, cartoon animation and the set-ups familiar to fans of his TV Nation series, Moore teases out appalling truths about gun proliferation in America. He's able to obtain a rifle by opening a bank account and shows that the bullets used in the Columbine massacre were still available at KMart--until he confronts their management with victims of the shootings. But it's not just gun proliferation that's the problem. Canada, Moore discovers, is similarly rife with firearms yet has a far lower murder rate. The problem with the US, Moore believes, is an irrational climate of fear that has driven the country to reactionary extremes since the days of the pioneers, persuading citizens that they need to be armed to the teeth. In a film short on lowlights, the highlight is Moore's confrontation with NRA President Charlton Heston. Moore's deceptively genial, shambling, regular American dude appearance (as well as his NRA membership) wins Heston's confidence and Moore teases from the actor an inadvertently racist slip of the tongue, before turning up the heat, at which point Heston terminates the interview. In this moment, the sort of anger Moore demonstrated at the 2003 Academy Awards ceremony surfaces briefly as he brandishes a picture of a gunshot victim to the retreating Heston. Funny, shrewd, righteous, hard to deny, Bowling for Columbine is uncomfortable and irresistible filmmaking. --David Stubbs

  • The Kid Stays In The Picture [2003] The Kid Stays In The Picture | DVD | (29/09/2003) from £4.19  |  Saving you £15.80 (79.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A fascinating documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans who presided over the greatest cultural shift of power politics in Hollywood history with the rise of 'movie brats' Francis Ford Coppola Robert Altman Dennis Hopper and Steven Spielberg...

  • The End - Confessions Of A Cockney Gangster [DVD] The End - Confessions Of A Cockney Gangster | DVD | (08/06/2009) from £4.79  |  Saving you £8.20 (63.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Against the background of the East End of London first time filmmaker Nicola Collins explores the fascinating complexity of the lives of her father and his friends; infamous criminals that shaped their war torn environment into a violent underworld. The End is a story never before been told of a group of men with a common bond. They were all born in the East End of London into poverty striving for a better life they all found that life in crime. Unashamed and unapologetic these men live their lives defined by a code of honour. The End reveals the bloody history and the confessions of the cockney gangster.

  • Capturing The Friedmans [2004] Capturing The Friedmans | DVD | (26/07/2004) from £13.61  |  Saving you £6.38 (31.90%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A Sundance Grand Jury prize-winner and a true conversation starter, Capturing the Friedmans travels into one apparently ordinary Long Island family's heart of darkness. Arnold and Elaine Friedman had a normal life with their three sons until Arnold was arrested on multiple (and increasingly lurid) charges of child abuse. Because the Friedmans had documented their own lives with copious home movies, filmmaker Andrew Jarecki is able to sift through their material looking for clues. Yet what emerges is more surreal than fiction: the youngest Friedman son went to jail; the eldest became a birthday-party clown. In the end, we can't be sure whether Arnold Friedman is a monstrous child molester or the victim of railroading. The portrait of a disconnected family is deeply disturbing, either way, and this film is further proof that a documentary can be just as spellbinding as anything a great storyteller dreams up. --Robert Horton On the DVD:Like the film itself, the bonus disc that accompanies Capturing the Friedmans asks a lot of questions, offers a few pertinent answers, and leaves a legacy of mystery in a case that many never be fully solved. What really happened in the basement of the Friedman home in Great Neck, New York? Is Jesse as guilty as his father in the notorious case of child molestation? Additional excerpts of the Friedmans' home movies only deepen the uncertainty we feel after viewing the film, and video footage from two early premiere screenings demonstrates that emotions will continue to run high as long as lingering doubts remain. The "altercation" at the New York premiere is actually rather benign, but only because filmmaker Andrew Jarecki kept the crowd under control before arguments could boil over; at the Great Neck premiere, the case's judge gets a chance to comment on facts that the film omitted while praising its overall veracity. Uncut footage of the prosecution's star witness makes it clear that the case was on shaky ground; even more than in the film proper, this witness (whose face is hidden in shadow) comes off as marginally credible at best, and at worst a vindictive liar, further suggesting serious weaknesses in the prosecution's case. On a lighter note, "Just a Clown"--the film Jarecki was making when he discovered the true scope of the Friedman story--is a delightful portrait of New York party clowns and their reigning king, David Friedman, whose business thrives as he caters to wealthy Manhattanites. It's clear proof that Jarecki's a gifted documentarian. A featurette about Andrea Morricone (son of the great film composer Ennio Morricone) highlights his creation of the film's evocative score. Returning to the Friedman case, an interactive dossier of Friedman-related media delves deeper into the lives and personalities of this dysfunctional American family, and "Jesse's Life Today" examines the ex-convict's relatively upbeat recovery from 13 years in prison for a crime he allegedly didn't commit. For armchair detectives, an extensive menu of pertinent documents are provided as DVD-ROM content, the most fascinating being Arthur Friedman's confessional "My Story," a psychologist's assessment of alleged vic! tims, and a curiously revealing "Friedman family contract." Taken together, these and other documents add even more complexity to the film's compelling, Rashomon-like study of truth. --Jeff Shannon

  • Big River Man [DVD] Big River Man | DVD | (18/01/2010) from £5.73  |  Saving you £10.26 (64.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A film like no other Big River Man is the story of Martin Strel the World Record holding endurance swimmer and his insane attempt to be the first person to swim the world's most dangerous river the mighty Amazon. Part world class sporting event part Barnum & Bailey we follow the eccentric and celebrated Slovenian Strel 3 375 miles over 70 days on history's longest and most perilous swim. Framed by the crisis-ridden spectacular Amazonian Rain Forest and the indigenous people and their villages along the way Big River Man is colourful thrilling scary and often hilarious entertainment both richly eco-enlightening and constantly surprising.

  • One Night In Turin [Blu-ray] [2010] One Night In Turin | Blu Ray | (31/05/2010) from £3.69  |  Saving you £16.30 (81.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Based on the best book about football ever (Time Out) by Pete Davies One Night in Turin tells the incredible inside story of Englands Italia 1990. From an age before the Premier League and multi-million pound salaries remember how a under pressure (Sir) Bobby Robson and the mercurial Paul Gascoigne led a small band of English brothers to overcome scandal political intrigue and even the mighty Dutch to reach a semi-final against West Germany in Turin. From Platts last-minute winner against Belgium and Linekers cool finishing to the heartbreak of being one kick away from the World Cup Final relive all the glory and pain of an epic event that changed our footballing nation forever. Featuring match action from the FIFA archives and previously unseen footage from inside the England camp as the nation begins to dream again see how the modern age of the game began.

  • Garbage Warrior Garbage Warrior | DVD | (12/01/2009) from £5.99  |  Saving you £5.98 (46.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    What do beer cans car tyres and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you're renegade architect Michael Reynolds in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of Earthship Biotecture by building self-sufficient off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. However these experimental structures that defy state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities who are backed by big business. Frustrated by antiquated legislation Reynolds lobbies for the right to create a sustainable living test site. While politicians hum and ha Mother Nature strikes leaving communities devastated by tsunamis and hurricanes. Reynolds and his crew seize the opportunity to lend their pioneering skills to those who need it most. Shot over three years and in four countries Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary a hero of the 21st century.

  • Gonzo - The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson [2008] Gonzo - The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson | DVD | (13/04/2009) from £4.09  |  Saving you £13.90 (77.30%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Gonzo is the definitive film biography of a mythic American figure a man that Tom Wolfe called our 'greatest comic writer' whose suicide by gunshot led Rolling Stone Magazine where Thompson began his career to devote an entire issue (its best-selling ever) to the man that launched a thousand sips of bourbon endless snorts of cocaine and a brash irreverent fearless style of journalism - named gonzo after an anarchic blues riff by James Booker

  • Savage Grace Savage Grace | DVD | (10/11/2008) from £9.90  |  Saving you £6.51 (32.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Julianne Moore stars in Savage Grace - a dramatisation of the shocking Barbara Daly Baekeland murder case which happened in a posh London flat on Friday 17 November 1972. The bloody crime caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic and remains one of the most memorable American Tragedies. Based on the Natalie Robins book.

  • Touching The Void [Blu-ray] [2003] Touching The Void | Blu Ray | (16/06/2009) from £7.29  |  Saving you £12.70 (63.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    When the ultimate adventure becomes the ultimate nightmare.... Kevin Macdonald's excellent BAFTA-award winning docu-drama (and Evening Standard Film Of The Year 2004) based on Joe Simpson's best-selling book details the risks that climbers will take to conquer the rocky challenges before them in recounting a climbing expedition gone horribly wrong. The gripping inspiring film combines dramatic reconstructions of the potentially fatal climb and interviews with the two men it nearly killed.

  • American - The Bill Hicks Story [Blu-ray] American - The Bill Hicks Story | Blu Ray | (27/09/2010) from £8.29  |  Saving you £16.70 (66.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    15 years after his death (16/12/61 - 26/2/94) Bill Hicks is now more popular than ever and is widely seen as one of the best comedians of the modern era. However in America where he challenged institutions and accepted ways of thinking he suffered censorship and was never truly recognised by a wide audience. In the country which enshrines freedom of speech in its constitution his story is truly about what it means to be an American. Much more than a comedian Bill Hicks has become an inspiration to millions. Developing a unique and fearless style that turned convention on it's head opening up new ways of thinking Bill's uncompromising approach met with conflict in America and it was instead on the international stage where he found fame. His early death in 1994 has not dimmed his timeless comedy which still resonates today with ever growing numbers of people around the world. Now Bill's remarkable story is brought to life in American: The Bill Hicks Story a feature-length documentary which combines live action with a stunning new animation technique manipulating 1 000s of photographs to uniquely immerse the audiences in his world which is re-told from the point-of-view of the people who shared it with him.

  • Aileen: Life And Death Of A Serial Killer [2003] Aileen: Life And Death Of A Serial Killer | DVD | (29/03/2004) from £9.38  |  Saving you £8.00 (40.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    We have evil in us, all of us do, and my evil just happened to come out because of the circumstances," said serial killer Aileen Wuornos in an interview conducted shortly before her execution in 2002. Director Nick Broomfield, in this sequel to his previous documentary Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer, delves further into Wuornos's horrific childhood (including an interview with her biological mother) and follows the appeals process as her case goes through its final efforts. But the movie's core are the fascinating, devastating interviews with Wuornos herself, alternately lucid and delusional as she obsesses about the police, whom she believes allowed her murders to happen to increase the potential for profit from movies and books about the case. Anyone who's seen Monster, based on Wuornos's story, will find the real woman even more compelling and frightening than Charlise Theron's award-winning portrayal. --Bret Fetzer

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