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  • Doctor Zhivago [1965] Doctor Zhivago | DVD | (01/06/2006) from £3.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (71.50%)  |  RRP £13.99

    David Lean's wintry adaptation of Boris Pasternak's melodramatic Russian Revolution romance, Doctor Zhivago, is a masterpiece of epic filmmaking, but one that risks leaving the viewer cold. Though none of the film was shot in the then USSR, Lean's assured technique nevertheless illuminates the breathtaking backgrounds magnificently: from the snowy wastes of the Urals to the strife-torn streets of Moscow, Lean stages a series of wonderful set-pieces showing war, revolution and its terrible aftermath. The problem lies in the foreground. Omar Sharif's entirely passive Zhivago is, we are told, a romantic poet of great sensitivity who internalises all his emotions and expresses them in verse. The trouble is the audience never gets to see a line of his poems, not even the centrally important "Lara" cycle. Thus Zhivago at the end of the picture is as much an emotional blank to us as he was at the beginning. His affair with the idealised beauty that is Julie Christie's Lara is also taken for granted by the filmmakers rather than set up in any convincing way, their mutual attraction remaining a mystery that creates a vacuum at the core of the picture. Given that none of the central characters with the exception of Rod Steiger's fire-breathing lecher Komarovsky ever give way to strong emotions, the romantic heart of the film remains oddly frigid. Matters are not helped by composer Maurice Jarre's incessant "Lara's Theme", which many will find teeth-grindingly irritating. Still, any David Lean epic, even a flawed one, is always going to be a first-class cinematic experience, and Zhivago is assuredly that. On the DVD: A stunning anamorphic widescreen print is the ideal way to appreciate David Lean's craftsmanship and this movie's glorious, wintry cinematography. Maurice Jarre's "Lara's Theme" and the rest of his patchwork score can be heard in a music-only track, while Omar Sharif is joined by Lean's widow Sandra and Rod Steiger for an intermittent commentary. The second bonus disc contains a good hour-long making-of documentary plus 10 shorter contemporary documentaries giving various insights into the location shooting and the cast and crew. But it's the sheer beauty of the picture that will astonish and make this disc forever treasurable. --Mark Walker

  • Boy In The Striped Pyjamas [DVD] [2008] Boy In The Striped Pyjamas | DVD | (18/04/2011) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Based on the best selling novel by John Boyne. Berlin 1942 - Eight-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that his father was promoted and he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no-one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who like the other people there wears a uniform of striped pajamas Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation as their secret meetings result in a friendship that has startling and devastating consequences.

  • The Notebook [2004] The Notebook | DVD | (07/02/2005) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    When you consider that old-fashioned tearjerkers are an endangered species in Hollywood, a movie like The Notebook can be embraced without apology. Yes, it's syrupy sweet and clogged with clichés, and one can only marvel at the irony of Nick Cassavetes directing a weeper that his late father John--whose own films were devoid of saccharine sentiment--would have sneered at. Still, this touchingly impassioned and great-looking adaptation of the popular Nicholas Sparks novel has much to recommend, including appealing young costars (Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams) and appealing old costars (James Garner and Gena Rowlands, the director's mother) playing the same loving couple in (respectively) early 1940s and present-day North Carolina. He was poor, she was rich, and you can guess the rest; decades later, he's unabashedly devoted, and she's drifting into the memory-loss of senile dementia. How their love endured is the story preserved in the titular notebook that he reads to her in their twilight years. The movie's open to ridicule, but as a delicate tearjerker it works just fine. Message in a Bottle and A Walk to Remember were also based on Sparks novels, suggesting a triple-feature that hopeless romantics will cherish. --Jeff Shannon

  • Pitch Perfect 3-Movie Boxset [DVD] [2017] Pitch Perfect 3-Movie Boxset | DVD | (23/04/2018) from £14.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series. After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time. The boxset also includes a bonus disc packed with OVER 30 MINUTES of additional exclusive behind the scenes content, including: Bellas Through the Years The A Cappella Aquatica Aca-Boot Camp: Round 3 Bellas Find Love

  • My Neighbour Totoro My Neighbour Totoro | DVD | (27/03/2006) from £9.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Hayao Miyazaki had been cradling the idea for this wonderful fantasy for a long time before he finally decided to write and direct it. Set in rural Japan during the 1950s My Neighbour Totoro is full of the magical touches that Miyazaki has become famous for. Tatsuo Kusakabe and his two daughters Mei and Satsuki have moved to the country to be near their ailing mother who resides at a local hospital. As the girls explore their surroundings the younger sibling Mei

  • Brooklyn [DVD] Brooklyn | DVD | (29/02/2016) from £6.49  |  Saving you £13.50 (67.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    BROOKLYN is the story of a young woman, Eilis (Saoirse Ronan; Atonement) who moves from a small town in Ireland to Brooklyn, where, unlike home, she has the opportunity for work, a future - and love, in the form of Italian-American Tony (Emory Cohen; The Place Beyond The Pines). However, when Eilis returns temporarily to Ireland she finds herself absorbed into her old community, but now with eligible Jim (Domhnall Gleeson; About Time) courting her. As she repeatedly postpones her departure back to America, Eilis finds herself confronting a terrible dilemma - a heart-breaking choice between two countries and two futures.

  • Trainspotting [Special Edition] Trainspotting | DVD | (01/06/2009) from £2.98  |  Saving you £12.10 (75.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family... This is the story of Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) and his so-called friends - a bunch of losers liars psychos thieves and junkies. Hilarious but harrowing the film charts the disintegration of their friendship as they proceed seemingly towards self-destruction. Mark alone has the insight and opportunity to escape his fate - but then again does he really want to ""choose life""?

  • Florence Foster Jenkins [DVD] [2016] Florence Foster Jenkins | DVD | (05/09/2016) from £5.79  |  Saving you £14.20 (71.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS is the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice Florence (Meryl Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew. The comedy drama directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere.

  • Fifty Shades Darker Unmasked Edition BD + Digital Copy [Blu-ray] [2017] Fifty Shades Darker Unmasked Edition BD + Digital Copy | Blu Ray | (26/06/2017) from £7.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her. Bonus: THEATRICAL VERSION EXTENDED/ UNRATED VERSION DELETED SCENES TEASE TO FIFTY SHADES FREED 360 EXPERIENCES BEHIND THE SCENES WITH DIRECTOR E.L JAMES AND CAST MEMBERS Click Images to Enlarge

  • The Light Between Oceans [DVD] The Light Between Oceans | DVD | (13/03/2017) from £4.75  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    As beautiful as it is heart-breaking, The Light Between Oceans features an incredible cast including Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz. This breath-taking story is set to remind us all of the infinite power of love, the overwhelming fear of loss and the complexities of human nature that bind the two. When lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) and his adored wife Isabel (Alicia Vikander) discover a baby adrift in a boat off the remote coast off Western Australia, they must make a choice. When they decide to raise the child as their own, the shattering consequences of this choice will change their lives forever.

  • Spotlight [DVD] [2016] Spotlight | DVD | (23/05/2016) from £3.89  |  Saving you £16.10 (80.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Led by Walter Robby Robinson the team of investigative journalists at The Boston Globe known as ?Spotlight' pride themselves on their relentless dedication to exposing the truth of society's ills and bringing the guilty to account. Under the direction of new editor Marty Baron the team begin to uncover a scandal revolving around allegations of child abuse within the Catholic Church and the wilful ignorance of those in power who have done nothing to stop it. Facing political opposition and resistance from the far-reaching influences of the Church, the reporters put together an explosive exposé revealing that the truth is much darker than they could have ever imagined.

  • Hidden Figures [Blu-ray] Hidden Figures | Blu Ray | (03/07/2017) from £8.19  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The incredible untold true story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) & Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. This stunning achievement galvanized the world and inspired generations to dream big.

  • Billy Elliot [2000] Billy Elliot | DVD | (18/04/2006) from £4.25  |  Saving you £11.74 (73.40%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Foursquare in the gritty-but-hearwarming tradition of Brassed Off and The Full Monty comes Billy Elliot, the first film of noted British theatrical director Stephen Daldry. The setting is County Durham in 1984, and things 'oop North are even grimmer than usual: the miners' strike is in full rancorous swing and 11-year-old Billy's dad and older brother, miners both, are staunch on the picket lines. Billy's got problems of his own. His dad's scraped together the fees to send him to boxing lessons, but Billy's discovered a different aptitude: a genius for ballet dancing. Since admitting to such an activity is tantamount, in this fiercely macho culture, to holding up a sign reading "I AM A RAVING POOF", Billy keeps it quiet. But his teacher, Mrs Wilkinson (Julie Walters, wearily undaunted) thinks he should audition for ballet school in London. Family ructions are inevitable. Daldry's film sidesteps some of the politics, both sexual and otherwise, but scores with its laconic dialogue (credit to screenwriter Lee Hall) and a cracking performance from newcomer Jamie Bell as Billy. His powerhouse dance routines, more Gene Kelly than Nureyev, carry an irresistible sense of exhilaration and self-discovery. Among a flawless supporting cast Stuart Wells stands out as Billy's sweet gay friend Michael. And if the miners' strike serves largely as background colour, there's one brief episode, as visored and truncheoned cops rampage through neat little terraced houses, that captures one of the most spiteful episodes in recent British history. --Philip Kemp

  • T2 Trainspotting [DVD] [2017] T2 Trainspotting | DVD | (05/06/2017) from £5.10  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance. Click Images to Enlarge

  • Saving Mr Banks [DVD] Saving Mr Banks | DVD | (24/03/2014) from £4.29  |  Saving you £11.70 (73.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar winner Tom Hanks star in Disney's Saving Mr. Banks inspired by the extraordinary untold tale of how one of the most beloved stories of all time Mary Poppins was brought to the big screen. The film is a poignant sharply funny and moving recounting of Walt Disney's (Tom Hanks) quest to fulfil a promise to his daughters to make a film of their favourite book and of its fiercely protective author PL Travers (Emma Thompson) who had no intention of letting her beloved nanny go to Hollywood. Saving Mr. Banks follows Walt as he has to pull out all the stops to change PL Travers' mind and is ultimately forced to reach back into his own childhood to discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt her. Together they set Mary Poppins free to become one of the most endearing films in cinematic history. Academy Award winner Paul Giamatti Colin Farrell Ruth Wilson and Jason Schwartzman round out the terrific cast.

  • Forrest Gump - Single Disc (*3 DVDs for £15) Forrest Gump - Single Disc (*3 DVDs for £15) | DVD | (20/07/2006) from £3.00  |  Saving you £9.99 (76.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Forrest Gump is the movie triumph that became a phenomenon. Tom Hanks gives an astonishing performance as Forrest an everyman whose simple innocence comes to embody a generation. Winner of six Academy Awards including Best Picture Best Director (Robert Zemeckis) and Best Actor (Tom Hanks).

  • The Snowman (Digital Download) [Blu-ray] The Snowman (Digital Download) | Blu Ray | (19/02/2018) from £9.49  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    A homicide detective with a checkered past hunts for a sadistic serial killer who mutilates his victims' bodies and fashions them into horrific snowmen.

  • The White Queen [DVD] The White Queen | DVD | (19/08/2013) from £4.09  |  Saving you £35.90 (89.80%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Based on Philippa Gregory's best selling The Cousin's War series, The White Queen is a stunningly rich tale of love and loss, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, vibrantly woven through the stories of three different yet equally driven women - Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. The year is 1464 and England has been at war for nine years battling over who is the rightful King of England. This is a war between two sides of the same family, The House of York and T...

  • The Fault in Our Stars [DVD] The Fault in Our Stars | DVD | (03/11/2014) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit a disdain for the conventional and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Based on the best-selling novel by John Greene.

  • My Cousin Rachel [DVD] [2017] My Cousin Rachel | DVD | (30/10/2017) from £6.85  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

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