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Alfred Hitchcock - The British Years | DVD | (25/02/2008)
from £33.95 | Saving you £21.07 (35.10%) | RRP
Celebrated for his suspense-packed thrillers macabre plots and endings with a twist Alfred Hitchcock born in London's East End in 1899 is one of cinema's greatest auteurs. He directed over 60 films throughout his career and this unique box set contains ten of his most significant pre-war British films from his rarely seen 1925 silent The Pleasure Garden through to landmarks such as Sabotage The 39 Steps The Lady Vanishes and Jamaica Inn. It was these films that would pave his way to success in Hollywood. Titles Comprise: 1. The Pleasure Garden 2. The Lodger (A Story of the London Fog) 3. Downhill 4. The Man Who Knew Too Much 5. The 39 Steps 6. Secret Agent 7. Sabotage 8. Young and Innocent 9. The Lady Vanishes 10. Jamaica Inn
Gilbert And Sullivan | DVD | (25/10/2004)
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An 11 disc collection featuring peformances of: The Gondoliers H.M.S. Pinafore Iolanthe The Mikado Patience The Pirates of Penzance Princess Ida Ruddigore The Sorcerer Trial By Jury Cox and Box and The Yeomen of the Guard.
Some Enchanted Evening: Richard Rodgers Tribute | DVD | (17/11/2003)
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This star-studded gala concert hosted by Gillian Anderson celebrates the life and work of legendary Broadway composer Richard Rodgers. Over 40 musicals embedded in the annals of musical theatre history including collaborations with such lyricists as Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II are represented here in this joyous celebration of the absolute pinnacle of Broadway music and song. This extravaganza features the best loved numbers from classic pieces of theatre including: 'Bewitched' 'My Funny Valentine' 'I Am Sixteen Going On Seventeen' 'Oklahoma!' and 'You'll Never Walk Alone'.
The Ken Loach Collection Volume 2 | DVD | (03/09/2007)
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Available together in a box set for the first time experience the drama and intensity from some truly ground-breaking and memorable British Cinema. Cathy Come Home (1965): Cathy Come Home is probably the most famous British television play ever - watched by a quarter of the population both on its first broadcast in 1966 and on its repeat in 1967. Its impact was enormous provoking questions in the Houses of Parliament and helping launch the new housing charity 'Shelter'. K
Must-See Musicals Collection | DVD | (29/10/2012)
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<b>Titles comprise:</b> Calamity Jane Love me or Leave Me 42nd Street Annie get Your Gun Easter Parade High Society Meet me in St Louis Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Singin in the Rain On Moonlight Bay April in Paris A Star is Born Gypsy Band Wagon By the Light of the Silvery Moon
The Rodgers and Hammerstein Collection | DVD | (25/10/2004)
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A collection of classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals. Carousel (1956) Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones experience the miraculous powers of love in this inspiring Rodgers and Hammersmith masterpiece. Gordon MacRae is Billy Bigelow a smooth-talking carny baker who falls in love with a mill-worker on the colourful coast of Maine. Filmed on location with a beautiful seaside setting as a backdrop and a thrilling score for accompaniment their romance unfolds. But right before the birth of his daughter Billy is killed while committing a robbery. Now in heaven years later he returns to earth for one day to attend his daughter's high school graduation and teach her one very important lesson. State Fair (1945) The Frake family go on an outing to the State Fair where each expects to win a prize. Features the song 'It Might As Well Be Spring.' Oklahoma! (1955) A Rodgers and Hammerstein classic a charming and vigorous tale of romance and adventure set in the Wild West. Songs include 'People Will Say We're In Love' 'Oh What A Beautiful Morning' and the title song 'Oklahoma'. South Pacific (1958) Blessed with a treasure of timeless songs South Pacific combines a passionate heartwarming romance with South Seas splendour and a world at war. Mitzi Gaynor Rossano Brazzi John Kerr and France Nuyen share the bill with immortal songs such as 'Some Enchanted Evening' 'Younger Than Springtime' 'There Is Nothin' Like A Dame' and 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Outta My Hair'. The King And I (1956) This visual and musical masterpiece features Yul Brynner's Academy Award winning performance an unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein score and brilliant choreography by Jerome Robbins. It tells the true story of an English woman Anna Leonowens (Kerr) who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860s. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Brynner) over time Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another. Winner of six Academy Awards 'The King And I' contains some of the most lavish sets in Hollywood and some of the world's best-loved songs including 'Getting To Know You' 'I Whistle A Happy Tune' 'Hello Young Lovers' and 'Shall We Dance?' The Sound Of Music (1965) Share the magical heartwarming true-life story that has become the most popular family film of all time - Rodgers and Hammerstein''s ''The Sound Of Music''. Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria the spirited young woman who leaves the convent to become governess to the seven children of Captain von Trapp an autocratic widower whose strict household rules leave no room for music or merriment. Winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture this timeless classic features some of the world''s best-loved songs!
The Music Man | DVD | (03/04/2006)
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We're getting ready to blow our horn like we've never blown it before! Let 76 trombones lead the big parade from the Great White Way into your home. It's the Music Man the screen version of one of Broadway's all-time blockbusters a skyburst of Americana as irresistible as 4th of July fireworks.
The Duchess of Malfi | DVD | (13/12/2010)
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Aimed at the student teacher lecturer and theatre lover alike. Each production is highly polished using professional actors and directors at London's award-winning Greenwich theatre which specialises in productions for young people. Filmed in crystal clear High Definition these DVDs have been designed to deliver the look and feel of a live performance to be watched and enjoyed again and again. Theatre on DVD - the new way to enjoy stage plays and bring set texts to life! The Duchess of Malfi is a popular choice as a set text despite (or perhaps because of) the violence and horror of its later scenes. Generally considered to be the masterpiece of Jacobean playwright John Webster it was first produced in around 1613. It's a macabre tragedy based on actual events and tends to be loved or hated by critics - while consistently captivating audiences across the centuries. Set in Italy in the early fifteenth century it starts out as a love story with the Duchess marrying beneath her class. However her two brothers one cool and corrupt the other violent and warped have other ideas. With incredible plot twists along the way the play ends as an utter tragedy as the brothers take revenge on her destroying themselves in the process.
Glee - Complete Season 1-3 | DVD | (17/09/2012)
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<i>Glee</i> is a biting musical comedy that has quickly become a pop-culture phenomenon. It boasts critical acclaim, a loyal fan base of 'GLEEks,' two certified Gold albums, more than 10 million song downloads and an incredible 19 EmmyÃ¯Â¿Â½ nominations--earning it the distinction of being the most-nominated series of the year. Glee follows a group of eager and ambitious students as they strive to outshine their singing competition while navigating the cruel halls of McKinley High. Although New ...
Magical Mystery Tour | DVD | (08/10/2012)
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The Ken Loach Collection Volume 1 | DVD | (03/09/2007)
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Available together in a box set for the first time experience the drama and intensity from some truly ground-breaking and memorable British Cinema. This box set comes complete with 2 hours of extras across the 8 discs a 16 page companion booklet featuring introductions from Ken Loach himself and Barry Hines quotes and production notes and a bonus DVD containing a documentary profiling Loach plus the theatrical for his new cinematic masterpiece 'It's A Free World'. As if
The Jean-Pierre Melville Collection | DVD | (02/03/2009)
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Jean-Pierre Melville (1917 - 1974) is one of the most revered French film directors of all time. Born in Paris he was to become a member of the French Resistance in the Second World War an experience which he drew on as a film director creating underworlds of secrecy and deception. The reluctant godfather of the French New Wave Melville''s highly individual style was influenced by the ideas of existentialism and surrealism but arguably his greatest debt was to the American film noirs of 1930s and '40s Hollywood the traditions of which he wove with inimitable style into his quintessentially French films seeing him hailed by many as the father of the French gangster movie. This set contains six of his finest films from his early bittersweet masterpiece Bob Le Flambeur to his final film Un Flic his wonderfully fatalistic study of loss and deception; a fitting epitaph to one of contemporary cinema''s most exceptional careers. Titles Comprise: Army of Shadows (1969): Regarded as one of the best films ever made about wartime France. Members of the French resistance fight for freedom in the face of constant danger. Extras: Ginette Vincendeau Commentary / Le Journal de la Resistance - a 33 minute documentary / Melville short film Le Doulos (1962): An unforgettable story of trust betrayal and honour. A criminal just free from jail goes in search of revenge. Extras: Selected Scene Commentary / Ginette Vincendeau Introduction / Interview with Assistant Director Volker Schlondorff / Original Trailer Leon Morin Pretre (1961): Unforgettable drama set in occupied France. A beautiful but disillusioned woman becomes friends with a priest but her feelings for him soon deepen dangerously. Extras: Selected Scene Commentary / Ginette Vincendeau Introduction / Interview with Assistant Director Volker Schl''ndorff / Original Trailer Le Cercle Rouge (1970): A suave jewel thief teams up with a fugitive and a reckless ex-cop to carry out an elaborate heist. Extras: Ginette Vincendeau Commentary and Introduction / Interview with Assistant Director Bernard Stora / Original Trailer Bob Le Flambeur (1956): An early foray into the gangster genre Melville's self-confessed 'love letter to Paris' follows the world-weary eponymous hero Bob a down on his luck gambler embarking on his final crime. Extras: Introduction by Melville expert Ginette Vincendeau. Un Flic (1972): A Parisian police commissioner and the leader of a gang of criminals in love with the same woman clash when a daring bank robbery takes place.
A Taste Of Honey | DVD | (21/10/2002)
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Shelagh Delaney's play 'A Taste of Honey' had already played in the West End and on Broadway when Tony Richardson made his film adaptation shot on location in Salford and Blackpool. Rita Tushingham made her indelible screen debut as Jo a young girl who falls pregnant after leaving home and her floozie of a mother - a revelatory performance by Dora Bryan. Jo befriends Geoff (Murray Melvin) a gentle kind-hearted gay man and they move in together like two children playing house for a while finding an innocent but fragile happiness. Richardson always skilled with actors draws fine performances from his entire cast and 'A Taste of Honey' remains an outstanding example of the British New Wave shot by its star cinematographer Walter Lassally.
Top Hat/Shall We Dance | DVD | (26/02/2007)
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Top Hat (1935): Following a case of mistaken identity dancer Jerry (Astaire) follows Dale (Rogers) the girl of his dreams to Europe and tries to win her heart through song and dance routines... This most lavish of musicals from Hollywood's golden era features lyrics and music by Irving Berlin. Shall We Dance (1937): After their roaring success in 'Top Hat' and 'Swing Time' 'Shall We Dance' is another classic Rogers/Astaire partnership. With the superbly exhilarating dance to 'They Can't Take That Away From Me' and 'Change Partners' the film also features one of the best known and fondly remembered dance routines ever performed by in 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off' all on roller-skate!
Classics of German Cinema | DVD | (21/05/2007)
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Perhaps no period of any national cinema extends its influence so powerfully into the present day of movies as that of the German cinema of the Weimar era. From the fraught angles that accompanied magisterial set-design to the dreamlike interplay of light and shadow German films of the pre-WWII era defined the famed ""expressionistic"" visual style even as they tested the boundaries of social and sexual taboos. This collection contains five films. Four are classic films emblematic of the legendary Weimar period and one is an historical curiosity commissioned under the Nazi regime. Paul Wegener's and Carl Boese's 1920 film Der Golem represents the second (and the only fully surviving) film treatment by Wegener of the Yiddish folktale based around a towering clay monster created by magic corrupted by evil and redeemed ultimately by the force of the human soul. From the same year comes Robert Wiene's nightmarish classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - a story of mesmerism sleepwalking and murder - a demented dreamscape that perhaps single-handedly galvanized the Expressionist movement of silent cinema. Nine years on Joe May's Asphalt opens a door to the sordid carnality lurking inside the Weimar heart of darkness - and gives audiences the gift of Betty Amann the greatest ""siren unsung"" of the early silver-screen. No lack of recognition would beset the besotted lead of Josef von Sternberg's 1930 masterpiece The Blue Angel - presented here in both its German- and English-language versions. Simply put this tale of a mild-mannered professor (Emil Jannings) sucked into the world of a licentious cabaret artiste introduced the public to an immortal: her name written among the stars would read ""Marlene Dietrich"". By 1943 a new era had dawned one in which Joseph Goebbels called the shots and it was Josef von Bky's Mnchhausen that epitomized the ""new German epic"" - a state-sanctioned Agfacolor melange of the picaresque and Aryan myth that nevertheless served to inspire Terry Gilliam's more benign modern fantasia The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Myth sex magick and the ""tall-tale"": Classics of German Cinema: 1920-1943 presents the viewer with a selection of masterpieces that tower not only over the awesome first phase of German movies but over the origins of world cinema as a whole. 1. Der Golem 2. Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari 3. Asphalt 4. The Blue Angel 5. Munchhausen
The Prisoner - The Ultimate Set | DVD | (25/10/2010)
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The Prisoner: The Ultimate Set
Carry on | DVD | (20/11/2006)
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This box set features a veritable campsite of bawdy comedic treats from the Carry On crew! Includes: 1. Carry On Abroad (1972) 2. Carry On Again Doctor (1972) 3. Carry On Doctor (1967) 4. Carry On Don't Lose Your Head (1966) 5. Carry On England (1976) 6. Carry On Follow That Camel (1967) 7. Carry On Matron (1972) 8. Carry On at Your Convenience (1971) 9. Carry On Behind (1975) 10. Carry On Camping (1969) 11. Carry On Dick (1974) 12. Carry On Emmanuelle (1978) 13. Carry On Girls (1973) 14. Carry On Henry (1971) 15. Carry On Holiday 16. Carry On Loving (1970) 17. Carry On Up The Jungle (1970) 18. Carry On up the Khyber (1968) 19. Carry On Sergeant (1958) 20. Carry On Nurse (1959) 21. Carry On Teacher (1959) 22. Carry On Constable (1960) 23. Carry On Regardless (1961) 24. Carry On Cruising (1962) 25. Carry On Cabby (1963) 26. Carry On Jack (1963) 27. Carry On Spying (1964) 28. Carry On Cleo (1964) 29. Carry On Cowboy (1965) 30. Carry On Screaming! (1966)
Elvis Costello - Spectacle - Seasons 1 & 2 Boxset | DVD | (07/11/2011)
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Both seasons of Elvis Costello's rock and interview television show in one package. Shot at the legendary Appollo Theater, 30 Rock’s 8H Studio in New York and Toronto's Masonic Temple, Spectacle blends the best of talk and music television. This is an unprecedented series and a must for fans of every kind of music! Includes extended episodes with previously unseen footage, extra songs and behind-the-scenes interviews.Season 1 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Elvis Costello conducts insightful interviews and participates in once-in-a-lifetime musical performances and collaborations with Elton John, President Bill Clinton, Tony Bennett, Lou Reed, Julian Schnabel, The Police, Smokey Robinson, Rufus Wainwright, Jakob Dylan, Jenny Lewis, She & Him, Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock, Kris Kristofferson, Roseanne Cash, Norah Jones, John Mellencamp James Taylor and Renee Fleming.Season 2 Viewers will share in the passion of seven intriguing episodes of chords and conversation with superstar singers and songwriters, including: Bono and The Edge Of U2, Bruce Springsteen, Neko Case, Sheryl Crow, Ron Sexsmith, Jesse Winchester, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson, Allen Toussaint, Levon Helm, Mary-Louise Parker, John Prine, Lyle Lovett, and Ray Lamontagne. Bonus features include the behind-the-scenes documentary Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...Inside Notes hosted by co-Executive Producer David Furnish and four bonus songs from Elvis & The Imposters and guests not seen in the original broadcast versions.
Doctor Who - The Key to Time (Complete Boxset) | DVD | (24/09/2007)
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Join the popular Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and the beautiful Romana on a 26-episode intergalactic treasure hunt for the six segments of the all-powerful Key to Time. Includes all six stories from the popular series: The Ribos Operation The Pirate Planet The Stones of Blood The Androids of Tara The Power of Kroll and The Armageddon Factor.
John Blackwell - Grooving & Showman | DVD | (06/10/2003)
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With this DVD you can learn to play the drums with the stars a great mix of performance footage and one on one tuition for all the aspiring drummers out there...