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  • Carry On - The Complete Collection [DVD] [1958] Carry On - The Complete Collection | DVD | (07/10/2013) from £27.99  |  Saving you £-3.11 (-12.50%)  |  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

  • Gilbert And Sullivan Collection [DVD] Gilbert And Sullivan Collection | DVD | (30/11/2014) from £28.74  |  Saving you £37.40 (55.80%)  |  RRP £66.99

    From the popular BBC series this comprehensive collection includes 12 classics from the immortal partnership of lyricist W.S.Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan. For more than 100 years these comic colourful operas have been consistently entertaining audiences around the world. Music by the London Symphony Orchestra The Ambrosian Opera Chorus and a cast of award-winning international stars including Peter Allen William Conrad Frank Gorshin Joel Grey Frankie Howard Peter Marshall Keith Mitchell Vincent Price Clive Revill In: Cox & Box The Gondoliers HMS Pinafore Iolanthe The Mikado Patience The Pirates of Penzance Princess Ida Ruddigore The Sorcerer Trial by Jury The Yeoman of the Guard.

  • The Jazz Singer [1981] The Jazz Singer | DVD | (02/10/2006) from £12.99  |  Saving you £-3.99 (-23.50%)  |  RRP £16.99

    Back in 1927, The Jazz Singer entered the history books as the first true, sound-on-film talking picture, with Al Jolson uttering the immortal words, "You ain't heard nothing yet!" But even then it was a creakingly sentimental old yarn. By the time this second remake showed up in 1980 (there was a previous one in 1953) it looked as ludicrously dated as a chaperone in a strip club. Our young hero, played by pop singer Neil Diamond in a doomed bid for movie stardom, is the latest in a long line of Jewish cantors, but secretly moonlights with a Harlem soul group. When his strictly Orthodox father (Laurence Olivier, complete with painfully hammy "oya-veh" accent) finds out, the expected ructions follow. Though the lad makes it big in showbiz, it all means nothing while he's cut off from family and roots. But in the end--well, you can guess, can't you? Diamond comes across as likeable enough in a bland way, but unencumbered by acting talent, and the music business has never looked so squeaky clean--nary a trace of drugs, and precious little sex or rock 'n' roll. As for anything sounding remotely like jazz, forget it. This is one story that should have been left to slumber in the archives. --Philip Kemp

  • 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)

  • Rodgers And Hammerstein Rodgers And Hammerstein | DVD | (03/04/2006) from £23.99  |  Saving you £46.00 (65.70%)  |  RRP £69.99

    A barnstorming box set of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musicals! Carousel (Dir. Henry King 1956) Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones are reunited in this second classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. In this bittersweet love story Billy Bigelow (MacRae) a smooth-taking carny barker falls in love with a mill worker (Jones) in a little town on the coast of Maine. Although Billy is killed during a robbery before the birth of his daughter years later he is allowed to return

  • Shock Treatment Shock Treatment "Nation" Limited Edition | Blu Ray | (11/09/2017) from £27.45  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    FROM THE CREATORS OF THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! It's not a sequel it's not a prequel it's an equal! Available on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world, it is with absolute pleasure that Arrow Video presents Shock Treatment the criminally underrated sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Several years on from the events of the original Rocky, Brad and Janet Majors find their strained marriage put to the test on popular Denton TV show Marriage Maze. Poor Brad is heavily sedated and institutionalised, whilst Janet is given a radical makeover and primed for stardom. But what are the real motivations behind the kooky DTV crew and their enigmatic head-honcho, Farley Flavors? Featuring a host of familiar Rocky faces including Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn, alongside the likes of Jessica Harper, Barry Humphries and Rik Mayall not to mention a rocking, shocking score from Richard O'Brien and Richard Hartley Shock Treatment is the follow-up that's more than the equal of its predecessor. LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS: Digital transfer from original film elements High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation 5.1 and Mono audio options Isolated Music and Effects Track Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary by Shock Treatment Fan Club presidents Mad Man Mike and Bill Brennan 35 Years of Shock Treatment live panel filmed at British Film Insitute DTV Presents: A Shockumentary featurette Let's Rock 'n Roll: Shock Treatment's Super Score featurette Theatrical and International Trailers Exclusive Digipak Packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys Collector's Booklet featuring new writing on the film by festival programmer Michael Blyth Set of Exclusive Shock Treatment Mix ?n' Match Cards! Exclusive double-sided DENTON poster

  • 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

  • The Sound Of Music [Blu-ray] The Sound Of Music | Blu Ray | (02/03/2015) from £9.56  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music — Winner of five ACADEMY AWARDS® including Best Picture* — with this 2-disc Blu-ray™ set that includes an all-new hour-long documentary detailing Julie Andrews’ return visit to Salzburg where she filmed her iconic role as Maria half a century ago! *1965: Directing Film Editing Music Best Picture Sound Includes All-New 60-Minute Documentary – The Sound of a City: Julie Andrews Returns to Salzburg and more!

  • Marilyn Monroe - The Diamond Collection [1951] Marilyn Monroe - The Diamond Collection | DVD | (05/08/2002) from £29.95  |  Saving you £50.04 (62.60%)  |  RRP £79.99

    Released to mark the 40th anniversary of her death in 1962, The Diamond Collection brings together all of Marilyn Monroe's films for 20th Century Fox. This handsome box set stands as a salutary reminder of the considerable achievements of an actress who still reigns supreme as the greatest screen goddess of them all. The uninitiated might be surprised at the versatility of someone whose legend is founded so much on her image as a sex symbol. In particular, her touching performance as the abused second-rate bar singer Cherie in Bus Stop (1956) is a rounded study of a woman still capable of dreaming when life has done everything to dull her. The box set as a whole offers plenty of evidence that while she certainly specialised in a unique and complex variation on the blonde bombshell stereotype--embodied in her timeless performances as Lorelei Lee (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and short-sighted Pola in How to Marry a Millionaire, both 1953--she could certainly diversify. The documentary, Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days, provides a sympathetic take on the troubles and behaviour which led to her being sacked from her final picture, Something's Got to Give. The presentation of the restored footage from that movie is less successful, though, as the glimpses of Monroe's incandescent screen presence, belying her illness and depression, leave a palpable sadness in their wake. Better by far to focus on her earlier work. Whatever the role, her luminous beauty and statuesque figure, combined with an unselfconsciously joyful sexuality and an on-screen vulnerability, were always at their best under the careful guidance of directors like Billy Wilder and Otto Preminger. These qualities continue to give her an enduring appeal. On the DVD: The Diamond Collection has been digitally restored using, for the most part, the original negatives, making this a sumptuous package for any Monroe fan. Niagara and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes are both presented in standard 4:3 ratio but the rest--filmed in Cinemascope and presented here in letterbox format--are certainly better-served by widescreen viewing. The colours, like Monroe, come alive. The sound quality is crisp and Monroe's singing--she had limited but genuine musical talent--has polished up well. Multiple extras include before-and-after restoration comparisons, trailers from various countries, stills and posters, and newsreel footage. Eleven discs of Marilyn in one box, this is a veritable feast indeed. --Piers Ford

  • Cliff Richard DVD Collection - The Young Ones / Summer Holiday / Wonderful Life [1961] Cliff Richard DVD Collection - The Young Ones / Summer Holiday / Wonderful Life | DVD | (05/08/2002) from £15.99  |  Saving you £-12.00 (-66.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    The three nostalgic British musicals in the Cliff Richard DVD Collection are a good reminder that, thanks to a few short years in the 1960s, Sir Cliff can legitimately include "film star" on his already exceptional show business CV. The Young Ones (1961), Summer Holiday (1963) and Wonderful Life (1964) would make tame fare for a teen audience today, but they retain a polished and honest charm which might surprise the sharpest of cynics. First and foremost, of course, they were Cliff Richard vehicles: designed to showcase his all-round talents and capitalise on his first, heady wave of pop chart success. They are also unashamed homages to the heyday of the MGM B-musical with familiar themes: let's put on a show/save the youth club/make a film. But with up-and-coming directors Sidney Furie and Peter Yates making imaginative and sophisticated use of wide-angle camera work and fresh, snappy choreography by Herbert Ross and Gillian Lynne, they also have plenty of assets other than Cliff's wholesome appeal. There are some fine set pieces and surreal flashes, notably the history of cinema in Wonderful Life and the extraordinary mime sequence in Summer Holiday. They also tap into the very British energy of a group of young actors and dancers including Una Stubbs, Susan Hampshire, Melvyn Hayes and Richard O'Sullivan, as well as Cliff's band at the time, The Shadows. For sheer verve, they deserve to be seen on their own merits. On the DVD: The Cliff Richard DVD Collection has been pristinely restored; the colours and clarity, not to mention the use of Cinemascope, leap off the screen (aspect ratio 2.35:1). The mono soundtrack recreates the authentic bandbox sound of the 1960s. Aside from theatrical trailers, the most notable extras are directors' commentaries: actually Furie and Yates in occasionally long-winded conversation with film and music writers. Both men give fascinating insight into the film-making climate in Britain in the early 1960s.--Piers Ford

  • Expresso Bongo [1959] Expresso Bongo | DVD | (10/10/2005) from £21.98  |  Saving you £-15.99 (-266.90%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Express Bongo

  • Musicals Collection [DVD] [2016] Musicals Collection | DVD | (22/02/2016) from £20.99  |  Saving you £3.00 (12.50%)  |  RRP £23.99

    Must-See Musicals - 10 DVD Film Collection 10 all time classic Musicals from Warner Brothers in a beautiful box set. Includes: 42nd Street, Meet Me in St. Louis, Easter Parade, Annie Get Your Gun, Singin' in the Rain, The Band Wagon, Calamity Jane, A Star is Born, High Society & Gypsy.

  • Carnegie Hall (1947 Feature Film) Carnegie Hall (1947 Feature Film) | DVD | (17/10/2005) from £24.04  |  Saving you £0.95 (3.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The only version with all the musical selections.A feature film shot in Carnegie Hall in 1947.The basic plot: A Carnegie Hall employee played by Marsha Hunt wants her son to be a musician and raises him in the hall. They attend performances by many of the greats of the day.

  • Tony Hancock: The Rebel / The Punch And Judy Man [1960] Tony Hancock: The Rebel / The Punch And Judy Man | DVD | (14/04/2003) from £21.98  |  Saving you £-5.99 (-37.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The Rebel (1961) and The Punch and Judy Man (1963) are the only two feature films made expressly as star vehicles for the great television comic Tony Hancock. The Rebel is by far the more ambitious, being in colour with Parisian locations, a large cast, and not least a supporting role for international star George Sanders. The opening rebellion against office life surely inspired The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, while references follow to Look Back in Anger (1958) and Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960) and Some Like It Hot (1959). Hancock goes to Paris to follow his artistic muse and as he rises through the art world his naivety is taken for genius, allowing for some very funny moments and spot-on satire, which are just as relevant today as 40 years ago. Filmed in black-and-white in Bognor Regis, The Punch and Judy Man is a more modest yet evocative portrait of life in a small coastal resort. Hancock is the titular beach entertainer who is happy to live from day to day with the affable companionship of John Le Mesurier and Hugh Lloyd. The problem is he's burdened with a socially ambitious wife, Sylvia Syms. Gentle humour comes from Hancock's frustrations as a proto-Basil Fawlty, and the film, packed with familiar British character actors, has an old-fashioned charm. It makes for an enjoyable supporting feature to The Rebel, which is undoubtedly a minor classic. On the DVD: Tony Hancock Double Feature presents both films at 4:3 ratio. The earlier film looks decidedly cropped in several scenes, though the latter survives the reformatting largely unscathed. The Rebel's colour is faded and the image grainy, while The Punch and Judy Man generally has a much stronger black and white image. Even so, there is some flickering and print damage. The music is distorted in The Rebel but the mono sound is fine during The Punch and Judy Man. There are no extras. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection (The sound of music / The king and I / South Pacific / Oklahoma / Carousel / State Fair) [DVD] Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection (The sound of music / The king and I / South Pacific / Oklahoma / Carousel / State Fair) | DVD | (10/09/2008) from £25.69  |  Saving you £1.84 (6.10%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The Sound of MusicThe magical, heart-warming story, which has become the most popular family film of all time, tells the story of a spirited young woman, Maria (Julie Andrews), who leaves the convent to become governess to the seven children of the autocratic Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer). The King and IThis visual and musical masterpiece features Yul Brynner's Academy Award winning performance as the stubborn King of Siam, Deborah Kerr's charming portrait of the schoolteacher Anna Leonowens and some of the world's best-loved songs, including 'Getting To Know You', 'I Whistle A Happy Tune' and 'Shall We Dance?' South PacificThis tender romance, with a score as breathtaking as the film's tropical setting, tells the story of two sets of couples on an island paradise, struggling to make love work during wartime. Featured songs include Some Enchanted Evening, Bali Hai, There is Nothing Like A Dame, Younger Than Springtime and much more. Oklahoma!This joyous celebration of frontier life combines tender romance and violent passion in the Oklahoma Territory of the 1900's, with a timeless score filled with unforgettable songs, such as Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin, The Surrey With The Fringe On Top, People Will Say We're In Love and Oklahoma! CarouselThis, the most poetic and lyrical of all the Rogers And Hammerstein musicals, tells the story of a fairground worker who dies before the birth of his daughter and is allowed to return to Earth for one day to redeem himself. The dazzling soundtrack includes the classics If I Loved You and You'll Never Walk Alone. State FairThis rousing celebration of love and laughter in America's heartland tells the story of the Frake family's visit to the Iowa state fair and of the younger generation's search for love. The Rodgers And Hammerstein score features I Think I Am Falling In Love, It's A Grand Night For Singing and the Academy Award winning song It Might As Well Be Spring.

  • Handel - Agrippina (Malgoire, Grande Ecurie, Chambre Du Roy) [2004] Handel - Agrippina (Malgoire, Grande Ecurie, Chambre Du Roy) | DVD | (12/07/2004) from £18.41  |  Saving you £3.74 (15.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Agrippina was staged for the first time in late December 1709 - or possibly at the beginning of 1710 - at Venice's Teatro San Grisostomo and met with enormous success as testified by twenty-seven following performances a record number even for 18th-century standards. Agrippina's triumph sanctioned Handel's definitive investiture as an operatic composer. After nearly 300 years this opera appears as a masterpiece of 18th-century music and an innovative work considering that when Handel composed it he was just twenty-four years old. The composer's melodic creativity and sense of theatre are quite remarkable. The cast conducted by Jean-Claude Malgoire includes Vronique Gens in the title role.

  • The War Of The Worlds Live : Special Edition (2 disc) The War Of The Worlds Live : Special Edition (2 disc) | DVD | (06/11/2006) from £21.25  |  Saving you £3.74 (15.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    In 1978 Jeff Wayne composed and produced one of the most groundbreaking and best-selling musical works of all time. In 2006 after much anticipation Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds was brought to the stage for the first time playing to sold-out arenas across the UK. The War of The Worlds - Live is a spectacular mix of live music theatre multi-media and visual arts on a grand scale. It combines the brilliance of the original performers including Jeff Wayne Justin Hayward Chris Thompson and even the late Richard Burton (In Sight and Sound) along with a brand new cast the 10-piece Black Smoke Band the 48-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings and an unforgettable fully operating 30ft Martian Fighting Machine!

  • The Servant [1963] The Servant | DVD | (25/02/2002) from £12.20  |  Saving you £-12.00 (-85.80%)  |  RRP £13.99

    For anyone interested in voyeurism, role playing, class envy and sexual humiliation, The Servant is an essential buy. Directed by Joseph Losey, scripted by Harold Pinter, it probes away remorselessly at areas other British film-makers would not go near. Dirk Bogarde, the golden boy of 50s British cinema, is transformed into a scheming, unctuous butler, Barrett. Hired by dapper young toff Tony (James Fox), he proceeds gradually to take over his master's life. In one scene, he seduces Tony's fianc&eacutee (Wendy Craig). Tony is soon slavering over the voluptuous but vaguely sinister Vera (Sarah Miles), whom he has been told is his butler's sister (in fact, she's Barrett's mistress). Gradually, the lines between master and servant are blurred. Tony becomes beholden to his butler's every whim.Nobody does queasy quite as well as Losey. The American-born director relishes the chance to disrupt the smooth workings of what seems a typical upper-class household. Compared to the bland comedies made at Pinewood in the late 50s, The Servant couldn't help but seem groundbreaking. Thanks to his performance, Bogarde, who'd starred in so many of those comedies, was at last taken seriously as more than a matinee idol. The critics adored the film, which was first released at around the time of the Profumo crisis. "Even if I make 10 better pictures in my lifetime", Losey observed, "I don't suppose one could expect to have such unanimous appreciation and approval again". --Geoffrey Macnab

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