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  • American Psycho [2000] American Psycho | DVD | (30/10/2000) from £2.59  |  Saving you £17.40 (87.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) is a young handsome Harvard educated Wall Street success seemingly perfect with his stunning fiance (Reese Witherspoon) and entourage of high-powered friends. But his circle of friends doesn't know the other Patrick Bateman the one who lusts for more than status and material things. With a detective (Willem Dafoe) hot on his trail and temptation everywhere Patrick Bateman can't fight his terrible urges that take him on the pursuit of woman gree

  • Monster [2003] Monster | DVD | (10/10/2005) from £2.09  |  Saving you £1.80 (30.10%)  |  RRP £5.99

    In a revelatory and Oscar winning performance Charlize Theron stars in the shocking and moving true-life story of Aileen Wuornos a prostitute executed in 2003 after being convicted of murdering six men. While Wuornos confessed to the six murders including a policeman she claimed to have killed only in self-defense resisting violent assaults while working as a prostitute...

  • Human Traffic [1999] Human Traffic | DVD | (14/04/2003) from £4.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £1.99

    Five best friends, 48 hours and a bucketload of ecstasy pills make for an enjoyably lightweight slice of pop-cultural ephemera from debut director Justin Kerrigan. Cardiff is the city, and hardcore partying, clubbing and pubbing is on the menu as Jip (John Simm) and his renegade band of McJobbers clock off and head out for a weekend of debauchery. Among Jip's hedonistic posse are the cheeky cockney drug-dealer Moff (Danny Dyer), the terminally jealous boyfriend Koop (Shaun Parkes) and the bad-boy magnet Lulu (Lorraine Pilkington). And that's pretty much it. Our heroes meet in a pub, get drunk, take drugs, go to a club, then to a party, then home and then meet up in another pub, just in time for the closing credits. Along the way there's a shamefully lethargic attempt to establish character back-story: Jip is temporarily sexually impotent because his mother's a prostitute; Koop's father is institutionalised; Lulu has nasty boyfriends; and Moff has conservative parents. But generally Human Traffic is happier at the heart of the party, celebrating the intoxication of club culture--which it does in style. Kerrigan pulls out all the formal stops with an energetic melange of jump cuts, slo-mo, and speeded-up "smudge" motion camerawork. There's also direct addresses to camera, fantasy sequences and some self-conscious cameos from DJ Carl Cox and former-drug dealer Howard Marks, author of Mr Nice. Wall-to-wall music from the likes of Fatboy Slim, William Orbit and even Primal Scream help paste over the occasional cracks in the veneer, which include some particularly duff lines ("We're gonna get more spaced than Neil Armstrong ever did!") and a drawn analysis of drug references in Star Wars, a nod to the films of Kevin Smith, such as Clerks, Mallrats and Chasing Amy. And if the whole project already feels dated and empty, well that's because it perfectly captures an essentially 1990s moment, and one gloriously empty weekend. --Kevin Maher

  • The Libertine [2005] The Libertine | DVD | (08/05/2006) from £3.69  |  Saving you £16.30 (81.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    He didn't resist temptation. He pursued it. Based on the play by Stephen Jeffreys The Libertine recounts the life of the scandalously decadent John Wilmot (Johnny Depp) the second Earl of Rochester. Married but not satisfied he has a passionate romance with a young actress Elizabeth Barry (Samantha Morton) and writes a scurrilous play that lampoons its commissioner King Charles II (John Malkovich who starred in the play when it was staged at Chicago's Steppenw

  • Sex And Lucia [2002] Sex And Lucia | DVD | (28/10/2002) from £6.49  |  Saving you £13.50 (67.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The opening of Sex and Lucia transforms the viewer into a hypnotic state of relaxation with shots of the deep blue sea. However, director Julio Medem has other ideas and immediately thereafter thrusts us into a modern-day restaurant where we first meet Lucia who is trying to prevent her boyfriend Lorenzo from committing suicide. Having returned home to find his infamous "note", she runs away to the island Lorenzo spoke of. Here the narrative becomes disjointed, jumping from past, to present, to imagination through Lorenzo's novel. The premise of the film revolves around relationships and how the past comes back to haunt us all. Although the title indicates that there may be a level of pornography, the film does gauge itself on sex in the middle of the film--to little effect. As with great horror movies, it's what the imagination leads us to think is there and not what we see that titillates our senses and over indulgence leads to boredom after a while (perhaps this was Medem's intention?). However, despite this minor flaw Medem's imagery, as always, is stunning, from the relationship between the moon and the sun, to the sea and the beach, to the blatantly phallic lighthouse with a port hole, every image adds to the plot and once the narrative ties up the loose end you'll feel emotionally revitalised. On the DVD: Sex and Lucia holds a disappointing array of special features. Roger Clarke's film notes are informative, but like the filmographies is pure text. It also includes the option to play without English subtitles. While the features are disappointing, the soundtrack and visual images offer nothing but unadulterated bliss; you can almost feel the sea wash over you. --Nikki Disney

  • Training Day [2002] Training Day | DVD | (03/06/2002) from £2.21  |  Saving you £9.00 (64.30%)  |  RRP £13.99

    A powerhouse performance by Denzel Washington fuels Training Day, a brutal urban police drama in which a rookie narcotics cop learns the hard way that even good cops can go very, very bad. Washington plays veteran detective Alonzo Harris, a self-proclaimed "wolf among wolves", eager to teach his rookie partner Jake (Ethan Hawke) that normal rules don't apply on the mean streets of Los Angeles. Caught in a web of deception, Jake watches with escalating horror as Alonzo uses his badge (and the support of his superiors) to justify a self-righteous policy of corruption. In stark contrast to most of his previous work, Washington unleashes his dark side with fearlessness and fury, and the result is excellence without compromise. Director Antoine Fuqua (The Replacement Killers) won't score any points for subtlety, but gritty details (including actual LA gang members as extras) and Hawke's finely tuned performance are perfectly matched to Washington's frightening volatility. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com On the DVD: Training Day's special features include an HBO documentary which actually provides some insight into the structure of the film rather than simply adding glitz and glamour. Antoine Fuqua's feature commentary is intimate, suggesting his heart and soul went into this movie. The extra scenes also add to the enjoyment of the movie, the only disappointment being that there is no additional commentary to explain the cuts. The alternative ending ties up a few of the loose ends which are left at the close of the theatrical release. Out of the two music videos it is Pharoahe Monch's "Got You" that fits in best with the style of the film, having a much bassier street-level feel than Nelly's "#1" chart-friendly hip-hop. The Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack allows you to feel like you're pumping out the beats from your BMW and the 2.35:1 widescreen is a slick as Denzel Washington's gun moves. --Nikki Disney

  • Football Factory Football Factory | DVD | (27/09/2004) from £2.19  |  Saving you £13.80 (86.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    This is England's worst nightmare. Enjoy it! Tommy Johnson is a bored twentysomething who lives for his weekends of casual sex watered-down lager heavily-cut drugs and occasionally kicking the hell out of someone. Tommy's life ambles along until a violent encounter with the top boy of a rival firm starts a tit-for-tat war and a series of nightmares that force him to ask himself the question about his life: is it worth it? Told through Tommy's eyes and linked together by his re

  • Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street [2007] Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £3.99  |  Saving you £6.00 (60.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Never Forget. Never Forgive. Based on the 19th century legend of Sweeney Todd and the hit Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Johnny Depp) returns to London after being sent to prison unjustly by Judge Turpin. Sweeney opens a barber shop and vows to get his revenge not only for that cruel punishment but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. Joining Depp is Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett Sweeney's amorous accomplice who sells the worst pies in London. With the help of Mrs. Lovett Sweeney tries to rid of all the people who have ever done him wrong and hopes to be reunited with his daughter Joanna who is now Judge Turpin's ward.

  • The Duke of Burgundy DVD The Duke of Burgundy DVD | DVD | (27/04/2015) from £5.48  |  Saving you £10.51 (65.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

    In an unnamed European town in an unspecified year live Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen - Borgen) and Evelyn (Chiara D'Anna - Berberian Sound Studio). Every day Evelyn cycles to Cynthia’s mansion to work as a lowly maid – and every day the cruel vindictive Cynthia inflicts countless sadistic humiliations upon her. But as the days go by and the pair begin to reveal themselves it soon becomes clear that the humiliation may not all be of Cynthia’s design… Startling stylish and heady with atmosphere The Duke of Burgundy is a dazzling exploration of romance relationships and desire from the multi-award winning director of Berberian Sound Studio. Laden with wit and brimming with filmic references it is one of the most remarkable films of the year and will doubtless leave you reeling.

  • Blow [2001] Blow | DVD | (19/11/2001) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A briskly paced hybrid of Boogie Nights and Goodfellas, Blow chronicles the three-decade rise and fall of George Jung (Johnny Depp), a normal American kid who makes a personal vow against poverty, builds a marijuana empire in the 1960s, multiplies his fortune with the Colombian Medellín cocaine cartel, and blows it all with a series of police busts culminating in one final, long-term jail sentence. "Your dad's a loser," says this absentee father to his estranged but beloved daughter, and he's right: Blow is the story of a nice guy who made wrong choices all his life, almost single-handedly created the American cocaine trade and got exactly what he deserved. Directed by Ted Demme, the film is vibrantly entertaining, painstakingly authentic... and utterly aimless in terms of overall purpose. We can't sympathise with Jung's meteoric rise to wealth and the wild life, and Demme isn't suggesting that we should idolise a drug dealer. So what, exactly, is the point of Blow? Simply, it seems, to present Jung's story as the epitome of the coke-driven glory days, and to suggest, ever so subtly, that Jung isn't such a bad guy, after all. Anyone curious about his lifestyle will find this film amazing, and there's plenty of humour mixed with the constant threat of violence and paranoid anxiety. Demme has also populated the film with a fantastic supporting cast (although Penelopé Cruz grows tiresome as Jung's hedonistic wife), and this is certainly a compelling look at the other side of Traffic. Still, one wishes that Blow had a more viable reason for being: like a wild party, it leaves you with a hangover and a vague feeling of regret. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Green Street (Hooligans) [2005] Green Street (Hooligans) | DVD | (26/12/2005) from £4.19  |  Saving you £11.80 (73.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Stand your ground. Expelled unfairly from Harvard Matt Buckner (Elijah Wood) flees to England to his sister (Claire Forlani). Once there he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law Pete Dunham (Charlie Hunnam) and introduced to the underworld of British football hooliganism. Matt learns to stand his ground through a friendship that develops against the backdrop of his street and often violent world. Green Street is a story of loyalty trus

  • A History of Violence A History of Violence | DVD | (20/03/2006) from £2.59  |  Saving you £14.51 (72.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Everyone has something to hide. Loosly based on the graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke A History Of Violence is the latest film from Canadian auteur David Cronenburg . Tom Stall is a loving family man and a well respected citizen of a small Indiana town. But when two savage criminals show up at his diner Tom is forced to take action and thwart the robbery attempt. Suddenly heralded as a hero who took the courage to stand up to crime people look up to Tom

  • Mean Streets (Special Edition) [1973] Mean Streets (Special Edition) | DVD | (02/02/2009) from £2.18  |  Saving you £15.81 (87.90%)  |  RRP £17.99

    You don't make up for your sins in church. You do it on the streets... 'Mean Streets' heralded Martin Scorsese's arrival as a new filmmaking force - and marked his first historic teaming with Robert De Niro. It's a story Scorsese lived a semi-autobiographical tale of first-generation sons and daughters in New York's Little Italy. Harvey Keitel plays Charlie working his way up the ranks of a local mob. Amy Robinson is Teresa the girlfriend his family deems unsuitable becaus

  • Requiem For A Dream [2001] Requiem For A Dream | DVD | (06/08/2001) from £3.00  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Fantasy mixes with the harsh reality of addiction and the desire for hope in Requiem for a Dream. Beginning at the dawn of a new summer in Coney Island, the film charts the relationship of Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn) and her son Harry (Jared Leto)--two characters who are lost with in a world of the self-absorbed desire to feed their addictions at the cost of hope and love. With a sublime score (performed by the Kronos Quartet) accompanying some intense visual imagery, the film sets up an almost fairy-tale wash over the characters' lives, with every hit of their chosen drug turning them into beautiful people surrounded by a haze which enhances all their features. However, unlike films such as Trainspotting which turn the dream into a nightmare then end with a huge dose of hope, Requiem for a Dream forces the viewer through all loss of hope and the descending madness of reality, as winter begins. Darren Aronofsky's follow-up to the critically acclaimed Pi is a movie which exposes not only the terror caused by addiction of any kind--be it TV or Heroin--but also offers a powerful insight into the destruction caused by the desire to achieve "the American Dream". Based on the novel by Hubert Selby Jr, the film sacrifices dialogue in favour of imagery and movement: the editing and cinematography are reminiscent of MTV, however the movie takes this very aggressive style and moulds it to its own needs, adding a beautifully haunting narrative and powerful performances by its four main characters (Burstyn just missing out on an Oscar for Best female lead to Julia Roberts). Ultimately the viewer is left with a sense of desperation and despair: Requiem for a Dream exposes drugs and addiction in the most powerful and truthful way a film has ever managed, leaving no stone unturned. On the DVD: This disc is bursting with excellent special features. The anamorphic widescreen picture makes the most of the film's stylish visuals, and the soundtrack offers choice of either Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.0. As well as offering the obligatory theatrical trailer, scene selection and a fantastic director's commentary, there's also a "making-of" featurette, TV trailers charting the reviews and success of the film, an "Anatomy of a scene", and a wide range of deleted scenes. By far the best feature is Hubert Selby Jr's interview with Ellen Burstyn, which offers the writer a chance to put across not just his opinions on his work but also on life as a whole. All these features are placed within an impressively formatted menu. --Nikki Disney

  • The Dreamers The Dreamers | DVD | (11/10/2004) from £5.25  |  Saving you £13.20 (66.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A love letter to movies (and the French new wave of the 1960s in particular), Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers starts with a 1968 riot outside of a Parisian movie palace then burrows into an insular love triangle. Matthew (Michael Pitt, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), an expatriate American student, bonds with a twin brother and sister, Isabelle (Eva Green) and Theo (Louis Garrel), over their mutual love of film--they not only quote lines of dialogue, they act out small bits and challenge each other to name the cinematic source. Matthew suspects the twins of incest, but that doesn't stop him from falling into his own intimacies with Isabelle. As the threesome becomes threatened, Paris succumbs to student riots. The Dreamers aspires to be kinky, but the results are more decorative than decadent; nonetheless, the movie's lively energy recalls the careless and vital exuberance of Godard and Truffaut. --Bret Fetzer

  • Raging Bull - 20th Anniversary Edition - 2 Disc Set [1980] Raging Bull - 20th Anniversary Edition - 2 Disc Set | DVD | (20/11/2000) from £5.97  |  Saving you £10.02 (62.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

    While every Martin Scorsese fan has her or his favourite movie, few would argue that Raging Bull is one of his very best. It strikes a near-perfect balance between formal experiment (it's shot in black and white and features heavily stylised, slo-mo fight sequences) and emotional content, delivered through the compelling true-life story of heavyweight boxer Jake La Motta (on whose autobiography it was based), and frequently scores high on critic and audience polls of the best films of the 20th century. The traditional rise-and-fall biopic structure serves as a vehicle for a brutally tender distillation of most of the director's favourite themes (male violence, sexual jealousy, ambition and failure). Onscreen, it features two of his favourite leading actors, Robert De Niro (whose intense physical exertions and pasta diet for the role won him an Academy Award), and Joe Pesci, as La Motta and his brother Joey respectively. Trapped in a bubble of emotional and verbal inarticulacy, Jake and Joey's constant, repetitive bickering ("Did you fuck my wife?" La Motta asks over and over again in one scene, undaunted by however many times Joey denies it), is counterpointed by Jake's eloquence in the ring, manifestly the only place where he can express himself. As the title suggests, the guy's an animal, a real antihero in satin shorts. The smouldering, statuesque Cathy Moriarty is on hand as Jake's long-suffering wife Vickie, as are a whole posse of Scorsese regulars. All are aided and abetted by several of Scorsese's most gifted and vital off-screen collaborators: screenwriter Paul Schrader (co-author of Taxi Driver), cinematographer Michael Chapman (Taxi Driver), and the indispensable Thelma Schoonmaker, editor of almost every Scorsese film since his feature, Who's That Knocking at My Door?. They don't come much better than this. --Leslie Felperin

  • Notorious Bettie Page [2006] Notorious Bettie Page | DVD | (19/03/2007) from £2.79  |  Saving you £17.20 (86.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The pin-up sensation that shocked a nation! From Mary Herron (I Shot Andy Warhol American Psycho) comes The Notorious Bettie Page a provocative exploration of sexuality religion and pop culture as she takes us into the 1950's and the fascinating world of famous pin up girl Bettie Page. In an incandescent performance Gretchen Mol stars as Page who grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950's New York. Bettie's legendary fetish poses made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography and transformed her into an erotic icon who continues to enthrall today. As it depicts Bettie's often accidental journey to celebrity The Notorious Bettie Page captures a vanished but not entirely unfamiliar America where sex is a secret obsession that can incite furor at the highest levels of government.

  • Hannibal Rising Hannibal Rising | DVD | (25/06/2007) from £3.99  |  Saving you £14.00 (77.80%)  |  RRP £17.99

    It started with revenge. In Red Dragon we learned who he was. In Silence of the Lambs we learned how he did it. Now comes the most chilling chapter in the life of Hannibal Lecter - the one that answers the most elusive question of all - why? Hannibal Rising marks the first time in the award-winning series best selling author Thomas Harris (""Red Dragon "" ""Silence of the Lambs"") writes the screenplay - reaching back to explore the origins of Lecter's rage terror and savagery. The story begins in Eastern Europe at the desperate end of World War II. For many it was no longer a conflict of nations but one of individual survival - at any cost. A young Hannibal watches from only steps away as his parents' violently die leaving his cherished young sister in his care. This horrific moment will soon pale in comparison to the atrocities he is forced to witness and perhaps survive as a result of. Alone and without any means of support he is forced to live in a Soviet Orphanage that once served as his family's beloved home. He flees to Paris to find his uncle has died but his beautiful and mysterious Japanese widow Lady Murasaki (Gong Li) welcomes him. Even her kindness and love cannot soothe the nightmares and sorrows that plague him. Showing a cunning aptitude for science he is accepted into medical school which serves to hone his skills and provide the tools to exact justice on the war criminals that haunt him day and night. This quest will ignite an insatiable lust within a serial killer who was not born but made. Gaspard Ulliel plays the fearsome Lecter alongside Gong Li Rhys Ifans and Dominic West. Peter Webber (Girl With A Pearl Earring) directs.

  • Titus [1999] Titus | DVD | (01/03/2005) from £4.29  |  Saving you £10.70 (71.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange star in this powerful suspense filled story where honour and duty collide with the seduction of power and hunger for revenge. When the victorious Roman general Titus Andronicus returns home after a long and brutal war witht he Goths his first act is to sacrifice the eldest son of his prisoner the Goth Queen Tamora. But when the corrupt Saturninus is made emperor and takes Tamora as his wife a new battle ensues as Tamora and Titus enact a campaign

  • Lady Chatterley [2007] Lady Chatterley | DVD | (14/04/2008) from £6.48  |  Saving you £9.51 (59.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Marina Hands gives an extraordinary performance in the title role of this award winning adaptation of DH Lawrence's scandalous and controversial classic of sexual awakening. Trapped in a passionless marraige to an invalid husband (Hippolyte Girardot) in whose country estate she is isolated the aristocratic young Constance finds unlikely solace in the taciturn form of gamekeeper Parkin (Jean Louis Coulloc'h). Despite their diametrically opposed backgrounds and initial disinterests Parkin slowly unlocks in Constance a profound and previously undiscovered desire whilst she coaxes him back from his self imposed solitude. A beautifully shot wildly sensual and touchingly tender love story 'Lady Chatterley' revitalises Lawrence's masterpiece for modern audiences.

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