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  • The Last House On The Left Limited Edition [Blu-ray] The Last House On The Left Limited Edition | Blu Ray | (28/05/2018) from £24.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    MARI, SEVENTEEN, IS DYING. EVEN FOR HER THE WORST IS YET TO COME! The directorial debut of Wes Craven, the man behind such horror favourites as A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes and Scream, The Last House on the Left justly retains its reputation as one of the most harrowing cinematic experiences of all time, nearly half a century on from its original release. On the eve of her 17th birthday, Mari and friend Phyllis set off from her family home to the big city to attend a concert by shock-rockers Bloodlust. Attempting to pick up some marijuana on the way, the pair run afoul of a group of vicious crooks, headed up by the sadistic and depraved Krug (David Hess). Gagged and bound, the young women are bundled into a car trunk and driven to the woods, where the gang subject them to a terrifying ordeal of sexual humiliation, torture and murder. Unleashed on an unsuspecting public in 1972, The Last House on the Left shocked audiences with its graphic and unflinching portrayal of interpersonal violence, paving the way for a whole host of cheap imitators looking to capitalise on its success. It is Wes Craven's original alone, however, that remains one of the true watershed moments in horror (and indeed, film) history. LIMITED 2 X BLU-RAY EDITION CONTENTS Three cuts of the film newly restored in 2K from original film elements Original Uncompressed Mono Audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork 6 x lobby card reproductions Limited edition perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by author Stephen Thrower Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper DISC ONE THE UNCUT VERSION High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Uncut Version Brand new audio commentary by podcasters Bill Ackerman and Amanda Reyes Archival audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven and producer Sean S. Cunningham Archival audio commentary with stars David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Fred Lincoln Junior's Story a brand new interview with actor Marc Sheffler Marc Sheffler in Conversation at the American Cinematheque Brand new interview with wardrobe and make-up artist Anne Paul Songs in the Key of Krug never-before-seen archive interview with David Hess Celluloid Crime of the Century archival documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham, actors David Hess, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, Marc Sheffler and Martin Kove Still Standing: The Legacy of The Last House on The Left archival interview with Wes Craven Scoring Last House on the Left archival interview with actor/composer David Hess It's Only a Movie: The Making of The Last House on the Left archival documentary Forbidden Footage the cast and crew of Last House on the film's most controversial sequences Deleted Scene Outtakes and Dailies Trailers, TV Spot & Radio Spots Image Gallery DISC TWO THE ?KRUG & COMPANY' & R-RATED CUTS High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Krug and Company and R-rated cuts of the film The Craven Touch brand new featurette bringing together interviews with a number of Wes Craven's collaborators, including Sean S. Cunningham, composer Charles Bernstein, producer Peter Locke, cinematographer Mark Irwin and actress Amanda Wyss Early Days and Night of Vengeance filmmaker Roy Frumkes remembers Wes Craven and Last House on the Left Tales That'll Tear Your Heart Out excerpts from an unfinished Wes Craven short

  • The Bloodthirsty Trilogy [Blu-ray] The Bloodthirsty Trilogy | Blu Ray | (14/05/2018) from £24.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Inspired by the runaway success of the British and American gothic horror films of the sixties, Toho studios brought the vampiric tropes of the Dracula legend to Japanese screens with The Vampire Doll, Lake of Dracula, and Evil of Dracula three spookily effective cult classics collectively known as The Bloodthirsty Trilogy. In The Vampire Doll, a young man goes missing after visiting his girlfriend's isolated country home. His sister and her boyfriend trace him to the creepy mansion, but their search becomes perilous when they uncover a gruesome family history. Lake of Dracula begins with a young girl suffering a terrifying nightmare of a vampire with blazing golden eyes. Eighteen years later, the dream is revealed to be a hellish prophecy when a strange package containing an empty coffin mysteriously turns up at a nearby lake. In Evil of Dracula, a professor takes up a new post at an all-girls school only to discover the school's principle conceals a dark secret and the pupils are in grave danger. Abounding with images of dark thunderous nights, ghostly mansions and bloody fangs, Michio Yamamoto's trilogy emphasises atmosphere and style and is sure to please both fans of classic gothic horror and Japanese genre cinema. Features: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio Newly translated English subtitles Kim Newman on The Bloodthirsty Trilogy, a new video appraisal by the critic and writer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Japanese film expert Jasper Sharp

  • Carry On - The Complete Collection [DVD] [1958] Carry On - The Complete Collection | DVD | (07/10/2013) from £28.99  |  Saving you £-4.11 (-16.50%)  |  RRP £24.88

    This is classic British comedy at it's best! This DVD box set contains all 30 hilarious Carry On movies plus a host of DVD extras! Starring: Kenneth Williams Charles Hawtrey Jim Dale Joan Sims Barbara Windsor Hattie Jacques Windsor Davies Valerie Leon Peter Butterworth Bernard Bresslaw Terry Scott Bill Maynard Phil Silvers Patsy Rowlands and Frankie Howerd. Episodes Comprise: Carry On Sergeant Carry On Nurse Carry On Teacher Carry On Constable Carry On Regardless Carry On Cruising Carry On Cabby Carry On Jack Carry On Spying Carry On Cleo Carry On Cowboy Carry On Screaming! Carry On Don't Lose Your Head Carry On Follow That Camel Carry On Doctor Carry On Up the Khyber Carry On Camping Carry On Again Doctor Carry On Up the Jungle Carry On Loving Carry On Henry Carry On at Your Convenience Carry On Matron Carry On Abroad Carry On Girls Carry On Dick Carry On Behind Carry On England That's Carry On!' and 'Carry On Emmanuelle Special Features: 30 feature-length audio commentaries Trailers All 13 Episodes of the ATV situation comedy series: 'Carry On Laughing' Archive interviews with Sid James Terry Scott and Phil Silvers On location featurette hosted by June Whitfield The official 40th anniversary documentary: 'What's A Carry On?' Textless footage from 'Carry On Jack' and 'Carry On Spying' An alternative Director's cut presentation of 'Carry On England' Extensive production notes for all 30 films Stills Gallery

  • The Walking Dead: The Complete Season 1-6 [DVD] The Walking Dead: The Complete Season 1-6 | DVD | (26/09/2016) from £29.99  |  Saving you £-0.04 (-0.10%)  |  RRP £29.95

    After the world is ravaged by a zombie apocalypse, a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), find themselves traveling in search of a safe and secure home. As they struggle to fend off the zombie hordes, they soon find themselves being threatened by other survivor groups who are prepared to do whatever it takes to survive. Based on one of the most successful and popular comic books of all time, written by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead vividly captures the tension, drama and devastation following a zombie apocalypse. Contains 83 episodes plus special features.

  • Der Todesking Limited Edition [DVD] Der Todesking Limited Edition | DVD | (26/02/2018) from £22.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The second feature film from German provocateur Jörg Buttgereit, director of Nekromantik and Nekromantik 2, Der Todesking (The King of Death) presents seven suicides across seven days of the week. As a chain letter from the self-proclaimed Brotherhood of the 7th Day circulates encouraging its recipients to end their lives, a series of grim murder-suicides unfold. In one vignette, a young woman massacres a room of concert-goers before turning the gun on herself; in another, a man, driven to madness by some unspecified mental disturbance, repeatedly slams his head into a wall before collapsing in a pool of his own blood These are just some of depictions of death and despair that make up the tortured fabric of Der Todesking. Regarded by many as director Jörg Buttgereit's most accomplished work, Der Todesking is an existential masterpiece - a powerfully haunting howl of rage from one of the genre's most underrated filmmakers. 3-DISC DIRECTOR-APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS Director's approved HD transfer from the original 16mm negative High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations Original Stereo Audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles Limited edition packaging featuring new artwork by Gilles Vranckx Limited edition certificate featuring original artwork Replica Brotherhood of the 7th Day Chain Letter Der Todesking Soundtrack CD Limited Edition 60-page book DISC 1 [BLU-RAY] & DISC 2 [DVD] ?DER TODESKING' Audio commentary by Jörg Buttgereit and co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen From Bundy to Lautréamont - Jörg Buttgereit in conversation with journalist Graham Rae at the 2016 Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films The Making of Der Todesking - vintage production featurette Footage from the original 1990 Berlin premiere Corpse Fucking Art - 1992 documentary bringing together the making of featurettes of Nekromantik, Der Todesking and Nekromantik 2 Der Gollob (1983, 25 mins) - short film by Jörg Buttgereit, newly transferred in HD and viewable with optional director's audio commentary Two short films by producer Manfred O. Jelinski: Die Reise ins Licht (1972, 27 mins) and Geliebter Wahnsinn (1973, 7 mins) Still Gallery Jörg Buttgereit Trailer Gallery DISC 3 [CD] ?DER TODESKING' SOUNDTRACK LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE CD featuring the complete Der Todesking score 60-Page Book LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE Exclusive perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film from Graham Rae and Kat Ellinger, all illustrated with new artwork and original archive stills

  • The Cat O' Nine Tails Limited Edition [Blu-ray] The Cat O' Nine Tails Limited Edition | Blu Ray | (29/01/2018) from £24.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Following the success of his debut feature, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, distributor Titanus tasked writer/director Dario Argento with delivering a follow-up in short order. The resulting film, granted a greatly enhanced budget and heralded in its US marketing campaign as nine times more suspenseful than its predecessor, was The Cat O' Nine Tails. When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, blind puzzle-maker Franco Arnò (Karl Malden, Patton, One-Eyed Jacks), who overheard an attempt to blackmail one of the institute's scientists shortly before the robbery, teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani (James Franciscus, Beneath the Planet of the Apes) to crack the case. But before long the bodies begin to pile up and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives imperilled in their search for the truth. And worse still, Lori (Cinzia De Carolis, Cannibal Apocalypse), Franco's young niece, may also be in the killer's sights

  • Saw 1-7 Box Set [DVD] [2016] Saw 1-7 Box Set | DVD | (03/10/2016) from £20.00  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    This collection brings together all seven films in the horrifying SAW series. Saw centres on sick, twisted Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), a damaged man at odds with humanity: a man who has made it his life's mission to lay traps for unsuspecting sinners and in doing so, sets the ball in motion for a series of terrifying games in which the ultimate prize is your life

  • Wrong Turn 1-6 [DVD] Wrong Turn 1-6 | DVD | (20/10/2014) from £23.39  |  Saving you £1.60 (6.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    A mysterious inheritance brings Danny and his friends to Hobb Springs a forgotten resort deep in the West Virginia hills. Hobb Springs is under the care of Jackson and Sally an awkward couple who introduce Danny to a family he's never known. A clan by the name of Hillicker. For generations the Hillickers have observed traditions rooted in cannibalism and other taboo rituals. These practices have kept the family strong if not necessarily pure. Tempted by the forbidden Danny is forced to choose between friends and blood.

  • Hellraiser Trilogy Blu-Ray Hellraiser Trilogy Blu-Ray | Blu Ray | (25/01/2016) from £22.99  |  Saving you £10.29 (30.90%)  |  RRP £33.28

    WE HAVE SUCH SIGHTS TO SHOW YOU! In 1987, master of horror Clive Barker unleashed Hellraiser upon unsuspecting audiences launching what has proven to be one of the genre's most enduring franchises and creating an instant horror icon in the figure of Pinhead in the process. In Barker's original Hellraiser, Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) comes head-to-head with the Cenobites demonic beings from another realm who are summoned by way of a mysterious puzzle box. Picking up immediately after the events of the original Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II finds Kirsty detained at a psychiatric institute and under the care of Dr. Channard, a man with an unhealthy interest in the occult. Meanwhile, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth sees Pinhead and his band of Cenobites let loose in our own world, with terrifying consequences. Here presented in brand new 2k restorations, Arrow Video is proud to present the first three instalments in one of the most fiercely original horror franchises of all time. Includes Special Edition Content: Brand new 2K restorations of Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth Uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 and Lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound for Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II Lossless DTS-HD MA 2.0 sound for Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for all three films Reversible sleeves for all three films featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx Disc 1 - Hellraiser Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon Audio commentary with writer/director Clive Barker Audio commentary with Barker and actress Ashley Laurence Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of Hellraiser, featuring interviews with key cast and crew members Being Frank: Sean Chapman on Hellraiser actor Sean Chapman talks candidly about playing the character of Frank Cotton in Barker's original Soundtrack Hell: The Story of the Abandoned Coil Score Coil member Stephen Thrower on the Hellraiser score that almost was Hellraiser: Resurrection vintage featurette including interviews with Clive Barker, actors Doug Bradley and Ashley Laurence, special make-up effects artist Bob Keen and others Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellraiser Original EPK featuring on-set interviews with cast and crew Draft Screenplays [BD-ROM content] Trailers and TV Spots Image Gallery Disc 2 - Hellbound: Hellraiser II Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon Audio Commentary with director Tony Randel and writer Peter Atkins Audio Commentary with Randel, Atkins and actress Ashley Laurence Leviathan: The Story of Hellbound: Hellraiser II brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of Hellbound, featuring interviews with key cast and crew members Being Frank: Sean Chapman on Hellbound actor Sean Chapman talks about reprising the role of Frank Cotton in the first Hellraiser sequel Surgeon Scene the home video world premiere of this legendary, never before-seen excised sequence from Hellbound, sourced from a VHS workprint Lost in the Labyrinth vintage featurette including interviews with Barker, Randel, Keen, Atkins and others Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellbound: Hellraiser II On-set interview with Clive Barker On-set interviews with cast and crew Behind-the-Scenes Footage Rare and unseen storyboards Draft Screenplay [BD-ROM content] Trailers and TV Spots Image Gallery Disc 3 - Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth Brand new 2K restoration of the Original Theatrical Version [93 mins] Alternate Unrated Version [97 mins] Brand new audio commentary with writer Peter Atkins Audio commentary with director Anthony Hickox and Doug Bradley Hell on Earth: The Story of Hellraiser III making-of documentary featuring interviews with Atkins, Keen and actor Ken Carpenter Terri's Tales brand new interview with actress Paula Marshall Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth Raising Hell on Earth archival interview with Hickox On-set interviews with Barker and Bradley Never-before-seen Hellraiser III SFX dailies Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Hellraiser III comic book adaptation [Disc gallery]

  • Jigsaw [Blu-ray] [2017] Jigsaw | Blu Ray | (26/02/2018) from £21.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    One of the highest grossing Horror franchises of all time is back, taking the Jigsaw killer's signature brand of twisted scenarios to the next level. After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement find themselves chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade and embroiled in a new game that's only just begun. Is John Kramer back from the dead to remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life? Or is this a trap set by a killer with designs of their own?

  • IT [4k Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital Download] [2017] IT | Blu Ray | (15/01/2018) from £24.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. Click Images to Enlarge

  • The Millionairess [1960] The Millionairess | DVD | (21/05/2001) from £6.01  |  Saving you £-8.99 (-69.20%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Based on a play by George Bernard Shaw which studies an immensely wealthy woman who falls for the charms of a poor Indian doctor. Sophia Loren plays a spoilt heiress able to buy anything she wants. When she meets an Indian doctor (Peter Sellers) whose sole concern is to help the poor and needy she knows that this is the man for her. Although in love with her he is so terrified of being in her power that he foils all her attempts to 'buy' him. Only by setting an endurance test for each other are they able to be sure of their true feelings.

  • Chucky: Complete 7-Movie Collection [Blu-ray] Chucky: Complete 7-Movie Collection | Blu Ray | (23/10/2017) from £21.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Chucky returns after the events of Curse of Chucky to continue terrorizing his wheelchair-prone human victim, Nica. Meanwhile, the killer doll has some scores to settle with his old enemies, with the help of his former wife.

  • Masters of Horror - Series 2 Vol. 1 Masters of Horror - Series 2 Vol. 1 | DVD | (15/10/2007) from £23.25  |  Saving you £1.74 (7.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Their wildest dreams are your worst nightmares... Thirteen of the most acclaimed directors of horror and suspense have gathered from around the world to tell their darkest dreams in their own distinctive styles. Each film is a stand-alone exercise in horror made by the creative talent behind some of the most horrifying and groundbreaking cinema of all time... This first volume of Series 2 contains the following 7 films: Pelts (Dir. Dario Argento): Meatloaf stars as Jake a sleazy furrier whose obsession for a lesbian stripper named Shannon results in his attempting to make the finest fur ever for her to wear at an upcoming fur trade show. John Saxon (Tenebre) plays a trapper who comes through for Jake by setting traps in sacred raccoon territory to capture the most beautiful animals imaginable. However as these raccoons are magical guardians of a lost raccoon city they curse all associated with the deaths of their brethren with the desire to commit gory suicides using techniques employed in the manufacturing of fur coats. Pro-Life (Dir. John Carpenter): Fifteen-year old Angelique (Caitlin Wachs) Burcell has been raped by the devil and seeks an abortion at the local abortion clinic in this homage to Rosemary's Baby. Unfortunately her right wing Christian father Dwayne (Ron Perlman) is not only pro-life but also has a psychotic belief that she is about to birth God's child which justifies fighting his way into the clinic with guns to prevent Angelique's operation. Family (Dir. John Landis): A young married couple (Meredith Monroe and Matt Keeslar) move into a new home in a new city and find out that their neighbour (George Wendt) is not what he seems. Right To Die (Dir. Rob Schmidt): Martin Donovan is a philandering dentist whose wife is left disfigured and near death after a fiery car wreck. As a debate rages between Donovan his wife's family and various factions of the ""right to life"" community the wife's spirit wreaks gruesome vengeance on those seek to exploit her agony for their own purposes. The Screwfly Solution (Dir. John Dante): When a virus overcomes the male population and causes them to attack women scientists Jason Priestly and Elliott Gould struggle to find a solution. The situation rapids erupts into a global epidemic and Priestley's wife (Kerry Norton) must fend for herself and their daughter in a world that wants her dead at all costs. The Black Cat (Dir. Stuart Gordon): The great Edgar Allen Poe (Jeffrey Combs) is out of inspiration short on cash and is tormented by a black cat who will either destroy his sanity or spur him to write one of his greatest horror stories ever. Valerie On The Stairs (Dir. Mick Garris): A young writer moves into an apartment complex and whilst working on his novel he sees visions of a beautiful woman on the stairs. Who is she and what do the other tenants know about her?

  • The Jacques Tati Collection (Jour de fête / Les Vacances de M. Hulot / Mon Oncle / Playtime / Parade) [DVD] [1996] The Jacques Tati Collection (Jour de fête / Les Vacances de M. Hulot / Mon Oncle / Playtime / Parade) | DVD | (02/11/2009) from £28.26  |  Saving you £11.73 (29.30%)  |  RRP £39.99

    The Jacques Tati Collection (5 Discs)

  • Hellraiser 1-3 Boxset [DVD] [1987] Hellraiser 1-3 Boxset | DVD | (04/10/2010) from £22.99  |  Saving you £-18.00 (-360.70%)  |  RRP £4.99

    Titles Comprise: Hellraiser: When Frank Cotton solves the mystery of a Chinese puzzle box he enters the world of the Cenobites. A world where these cruel sadists thrive on pain. Later restored to life by the blood of his brother Larry Frank rises to feed on the life force of others. When Larry's wife agrees to provide the sacrifices he needs the spills chills and thrills are just beginning. Written and directed by the brilliant Clive Barker Hellraiser is a film that cannot be ignored. Hellraiser 2: Hellbound: Kirsty Collins (Ashley Laurence) lies in a psychiatric hospital haunted by the night of unspeakable terror that destroyed her family. Now only hours later the nightmare is beginning again. From the bloodstained mattress secreted in his home obsessive psychiatrist Dr. Channard (Kenneth Cranham) raises the remains of Kirsty's murderous stepmother Julia (Clare Higgins). Together Chanard and Julia unlock the secret of the lament Configuration puzzle box to release the unlimited horrors and ultimate pleasures of Hell. For the second time Kirsty must return beyond the limits to the Outer Darkness to confront the darkest desires of Hell and free her father's soul. Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth: Pinhead is stuck inside a block and is determined to free himself. The block is bought by a young man to use as a sculpture. Once Pinhead is free (by means of a series of somewhat gruesome murders) he wants to destroy the block so that he never has to return to Hell. Only one thing stands between him and his goal a female reporter.

  • Angel - Season 2 Angel - Season 2 | DVD | (03/10/2005) from £9.98  |  Saving you £10.76 (30.80%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Angel continues to chronicle the well-oiled machine that is Angel Investigations led by the centuries old vampire with a conscience Angel (David Boreanaz) along with fellow Sunnydale escapee and aspiring actress Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter) and Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (Alexis Denisof) a fallen Watcher. As they take it one demon at a time the team is joined by the streetwise renegade vampire hunter Charles Gunn (J. August Richards). Epsiodes comprise: 1. Judgement 2. Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been 3. First Impressions 4. Untouched 5. Dear Boy 6. Guise Will Be Guise 7. Darla 8. The Shroud Of Rahmon 9. The Trial 10. Reunion 11. Redefinition 12. Blood Money 13. Happy Anniversary 14. The Thin Dead Line 15. Reprise 16. Epiphany 17. Disharmony 18. Dead End 19. Belonging 20. Over The Rainbow 21. Through The Looking Glass 22. There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb

  • Young At Heart [1954] Young At Heart | DVD | (08/03/2004) from £21.98  |  Saving you £-3.99 (-22.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Barney Sloan (Frank Sinatra) is a cynical down-on-his-luck musician who reluctantly agrees to help his composer friend Alex Burke (Gig Young) with a new comedy he is working on. However Barney gains a new perspective on life and love when he meets Alex's irrepressibly perky fiancee Laurie (Doris Day) - and promptly falls in love with her! A musical remake of the 1938 film 'Four Daughters' with Sinatra offering definitively gloomy renditions of 'Someone to Watch Over Me' and 'One More for My Baby' before Day manages to put a smile on his face featuring a superb score written by Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin.

  • Cary Grant: The Movie Collection [DVD] Cary Grant: The Movie Collection | DVD | (29/09/2014) from £29.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Compilation box set containing 19 specially selected films starring Cary Grant including: She Done Him Wrong/ Mr Lucky/ Father Goose/ Indiscreet/ Operation Petticoat/ That Touch of Mink/ The Grass is Greener/ Blonde Venus/ Charade/ Suspicion/ I'm No Angel/ The Last Outpost/ In Name Only/ None But The Lonely Heart/ Once Upon a Honeymoon/ Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House/ Sylvia Scarlett/ My Favorite Wife/ Bringing Up Baby)

  • Metropolis [Ultimate Collector's Edition] (1927) Ltd Edition SteelBook (Blu-ray) [Masters of Cinema] Metropolis (1927) Ltd Edition SteelBook (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (19/01/2015) from £23.29  |  Saving you £6.70 (22.30%)  |  RRP £29.99

    If you think you know Fritz Lang's Metropolis backwards, this special edition will come as a revelation. Shortly after its premiere, the expensive epic--originally well over two hours--was pulled from distribution and re-edited against Lang's wishes, and this truncated, simplified form is what we have known ever since 1926. Though not quite as fully restored as the strapline claims, this 118-minute version is the closest we are likely to get to Lang's original vision, complete with tactful linking titles to fill in the scenes that are irretrievably missing. Not only does this version add many scenes unseen for decades, but it restores their order in the original version. Until now, Metropolis has usually been rated as a spectacular but simplistic science fiction film, but this version reveals that the futuristic setting is not so much prophetic as mythical, with elements of 1920s architecture, industry, design and politics mingled with the mediaeval and the Biblical to produce images of striking strangeness: a futuristic robot burned at the stake, a steel-handed mad scientist who is also a 15th Century alchemist, the trudging workers of a vast factory plodding into the jaws of a machine that is also the ancient God Moloch. Gustav Frohlich's performance as the hero who represents the heart is still wildly overdone, but Rudolf Klein-Rogge's engineer Rotwang, Alfred Abel's Master of Metropolis and, especially, Brigitte Helm in the dual role of saintly saviour and metal femme fatale are astonishing. By restoring a great deal of story delving into the mixed motivations of the characters, the wild plot now makes more sense, and we can see that it is as much a twisted family drama as epic of repression, revolution and reconciliation. A masterpiece, and an essential purchase. On the DVD: Metropolis has been saddled with all manner of scores over the years, ranging from jazz through electronica to prog-rock, but here it is sensibly accompanied by the orchestral music Gottfried Huppertz wrote for it in the first place. An enormous amount of work has been done with damaged or incomplete elements to spruce the image up digitally, and so even the scenes that were in the film all along shine with a wealth of new detail and afford a far greater appreciation for the brilliance of art direction, special effects and Helm's clockwork sexbomb. A commentary written but not delivered by historian Ennio Patalas covers the symbolism of the film and annotates its images, but the production information is left to a measured but unchallenging 45-minute documentary on the second disc (little is made of the astounding parallel between the screen story in which Klein-Rogge's character tries to destroy the city because the Master stole his wife and the fact that Lang married the actor's wife Thea von Harbou, authoress of the Metropolis novel and screenplay!). There are galleries of production photographs and sketches; biographies of all the principals; and an illustrated lecture on the restoration process which uses before and after clips to reveal just how huge a task has been accomplished in this important work. --Kim Newman

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