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  • Secretary [2002] Secretary | DVD | (07/02/2005) from £4.01  |  Saving you £-3.00 (-150.80%)  |  RRP £1.99

    After a bout of illness Lee Holloway moves back in with her dysfunctional family ready to start anew. Despite a few strikes against her she applies for a secretarial position at the law office of E. Edward Grey. Although she's never had a job in her life Lee is hired by the mysterious lawyer who seems unconcerned by her lack of experience. At first the work seems quite normal and boring - typing filing and coffee-making - but Lee tries hard to please him and her family are desperate for her to succeed. Slowly Lee and Mr. Grey embark on a more personal relationship behind closed doors crossing lines of conduct into a deep realm of human sexuality a unique love affair in which the roles of dominance and submission suit both of them perfectly. 'Secretary' is a powerful and unique love story bold unflinching humour and strange yet seductive eroticism help explore the notion that love doesn't always occur the way we might have expected....

  • My Cousin Vinny [1992] My Cousin Vinny | DVD | (18/02/2002) from £4.19  |  Saving you £8.80 (67.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    1992's My Cousin Vinny is a delightful comedy-cum-courtroom drama set in Alabama. Joe Pesci stars as Vinny, the garage mechanic recently turned lawyer, who finds himself straight in at the deep end when his young cousin is unjustly arrested, along with his buddy, for the murder of a store clerk. From the opening scenes in which the hapless arrestees labour under the impression they've been booked for stealing a can of tuna, My Cousin Vinny's comedic pace never slackens, even as the drama builds. Much of the fun derives from raw, Brooklyn native Vinny's coping with the cultural backwaters of the Deep South, from its lardy grits to the 5.30 am "alarm call" of the factory horn. There's a good running gag involving retrieving $200 from a recalcitrant local redneck, while his clashes with the court judge, played by the late Fred Gwynne are priceless. Pesci goads this stickler for procedures by mumbling expletives in court, turning up in a leather jacket, then a mauve frock coat and arousing the judge's suspicions as to his bona fides. However, it's Marisa Tomei who surprisingly, but justly, took an Academy Award for her performance as tomboyish Lisa, Vinny's girlfriend. Tart rather than tarty, she more than matches Pesci for Noo Yoik sass and mechanical knowledge, delivering a court lecture on limited slip differential and independent rear suspension that oozes improbable sexiness. On the DVD: a decent presentation in 1.85:1 aspect ratio, though it's only Tomei's bizarrely eye-catching costumes which especially merit DVD enhancement. There's also a commentary by director (and co-creator of Yes Minister) Jonathan Lynn, in which--though at times seeming to struggle for interesting things to say--he reminisces on the fear in shooting the film's prison scenes adjacent to Death Row in a maximum security prison. --David Stubbs

  • Dad's Army [DVD] [2016] Dad's Army | DVD | (13/06/2016) from £4.79  |  Saving you £15.20 (76.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The cinema remake of the classic sitcom Dad's Army . The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion.

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Special Edition) [1988] Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Special Edition) | DVD | (08/09/2003) from £4.49  |  Saving you £11.50 (71.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    This zany, eye-popping, knee-slapping landmark in combining animation with live-action ingeniously makes that uneasy combination itself (and the history of Hollywood) its subject. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is based on classic Los Angeles private-eye movies (and, specifically, Chinatown), with detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) investigating a case involving adultery, blackmail, murder, and a fiendish plot to replace LA's once-famous Red Car public transportation system with the automobiles and freeways that would later make it the nation's smog capital. Of course, his sleuthing takes him back to the place he dreads: Toontown, the ghetto for cartoons that abuts Hollywood and that was the site of a tragic incident in Eddie's past. In addition to intermingling cartoon characters with live actors and locations, Roger Rabbit also brings together the greatest array of cartoon stars in the history of motion pictures, from a variety of studios (Disney, Warner Bros, MGM, Fleischer, Universal, and elsewhere): Betty Boop, Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Woody Woodpecker, Droopy Dog, and more! And, of course, there's Maroon Cartoon's greatest star, Roger Rabbit (voice by Charles Fleischer), who suspects his ultra-curvaceous wife, Jessica Rabbit (voice by Kathleen Turner: "I'm not bad; I'm just drawn that way"), of infidelity. Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, Contact), not since the early Looney Tunes' "You Oughtta Be in Pictures" has there been anything like Roger Rabbit. --Jim Emerson

  • Peter Kay Live - The Tour That Doesn't Tour [DVD] Peter Kay Live - The Tour That Doesn't Tour | DVD | (07/11/2011) from £4.99  |  Saving you £17.00 (77.30%)  |  RRP £21.99

    He's back! One of Britain's best loved comedians finally brings his record breaking Tour That Doesn't Tour Tour to DVD. With his first live tour in 7 years playing to over one million people this hilarious new show sees Peter back on nights doing what he does best live stand-up comedy.

  • P.S. I Love You [2008] P.S. I Love You | DVD | (12/05/2008) from £3.87  |  Saving you £16.12 (80.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) is beautifual smart and married to the love of her life - a passionate funny and impetuous irishman named Gerry (Gerard Butler). So when Gerry's life is taken by an illness it takes the life out of Holly. The only one who can help her is the person who is no longer there. Nobody knows Holly better than Gerry. So it's a good thing he planned ahead! Before he died Gerry wrote Holly a series of letters that will guide her not only through her grief but in rediscovering herself. The first message arrives on Holly's 30th birthday in the form of a cake and to her utter shock a tape recording from Gerry who proceeds to order her to 'get out and celebrate herself!' In the weeks and months that follow more letters from Gerry are delivered each sending her on a new adventure and each signing off in the same way: P.S. I Love You!

  • East Is East East Is East | DVD | (17/09/2007) from £4.49  |  Saving you £11.50 (71.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    George Khan proud Pakistani and chip shop owner rules his family with a rod of iron. He thinks he's raising his seven children to be respectable Pakistanis - but this is Salford in the North of England in 1971. For the seven kids of George Khan life is one long compromise. Tomboy Meenah prefers playing footie to wearing a sari hippie Saleem pretends to be studying engineering when he's really at art school heart throb Tariq has got a reputation as a local Casanova and Sajid has

  • Dave Allen - The Best Of Dave Allen - The Best Of | DVD | (20/06/2005) from £4.89  |  Saving you £11.10 (69.40%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A personal selection of the finest gags from the grand master of innovative comedy. Dave Allen was an alternative comedian before the phrase existed an innovator who set the agenda for comedy - and comedians - for more than 30 years. Here he is with his personal choice of sketches gags and monologues that wickedly target the foibles of our age. Give him a stool a cigarette and a glass of something and he's in his element reflecting laconically on such diverse subjects as sex th

  • South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut [1999] South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut | DVD | (27/03/2000) from £3.49  |  Saving you £10.50 (75.10%)  |  RRP £13.99

    OK, let's get all the disclaimers out of the way first. Despite its colourful (if crude) animation, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is in no way meant for kids. It is chock full of profanity that might even make Quentin Tarantino blanch and has blasphemous references to God, Satan, Saddam Hussein (who's sleeping with Satan, literally) and Canada. It's rife with scatological humour, suggestive sexual situations, political incorrectness and gleeful, rampant vulgarity. And it's probably one of the most brilliant satires ever made. The plot: flatulent Canadian gross meisters Terrance and Philip hit the big screen and the South Park quartet of third graders--Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman--begin repeating their profane one-liners ad infinitum. The parents of South Park, led by Kyle's overbearing mom, form "Mothers Against Canada", blaming their neighbours to the north for their children's corruption and taking Terrance and Philip as war prisoners. It's up to the kids then to rescue their heroes from execution, not mention a brooding Satan, who's planning to take over the world. To give away any more of the plot would destroy the fun but this feature-length version of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's Comedy Central hit is a dead-on and hilarious send-up of pop culture. And did we mention it's a musical? From the opening production number "Mountain Town" to the cheerful anti-profanity sing-along "It's Easy, MMM Kay" to Satan's faux-Disney ballad "Up There", Parker (who wrote or cowrote all the songs) brilliantly shoots down every earnest musical from Beauty and the Beast to Les Misérables. And in advocating free speech and satirising well-meaning but misguided parental censorship groups (with a special nod to the MPAA), Bigger, Longer & Uncut hits home against adult paranoia and hypocrisy with a vengeance. And the jokes, while indeed vulgar and gross, are hysterical; we can't repeat them here, especially the lyrics to Terrance and Philip's hit song, but you'll be rolling on the floor. Don't worry, though--to paraphrase Cartman, this movie won't warp your fragile little mind unless you have something against the First Amendment. --Mark Englehart

  • Something's Gotta Give [2004] Something's Gotta Give | DVD | (14/06/2004) from £2.13  |  Saving you £11.86 (84.80%)  |  RRP £13.99

    As upscale sitcoms go, Something's Gotta Give has more to offer than most romantic comedies. Obviously working through some semi-autobiographical issues regarding "women of a certain age", writer-director Nancy Meyers brings adequate credibility and above-average intelligence to what is essentially (but not exclusively) a fantasy premise, in which an ageing lothario who's always dated younger women (Jack Nicholson, more or less playing himself) falls for a successful middle-aged playwright (Diane Keaton) who's convinced she's past the age of romance, much less sexual reawakening. As long as old pals Nicholson and Keaton are on screen discussing their dilemma or discovering their mutual desire, Something's Gotta Give is terrific, proving (in case anyone had forgotten) that Hollywood can and should aim for an older demographic. Meyers falls short with the sitcom device of a younger lover (Keanu Reeves) who wants Keaton as much as Nicholson does; it's believable but shallow and too easily dismissed. She also skimps on supporting roles for Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet and Jon Favreau, but thankfully this is one romantic comedy that doesn't pander to youth. Mature viewers, rejoice! --Jeff Shannon

  • Bill Bailey: Qualmpeddler (Live 2013) [DVD] Bill Bailey: Qualmpeddler (Live 2013) | DVD | (18/11/2013) from £2.19  |  Saving you £17.80 (89.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    After receiving rave reviews in Australia New Zealand and the UK Bill Bailey brings 'Qualmpeddler' to the Hammersmith Apollo London. A brilliant mix of stand-up stories music and old-fashioned wit distilled from his own extraordinary experiences and reactions to the modern world he looks at Cut-Price Shark Diving The Hiding Skills of Dentists A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance and Internet Shopping Mandarin Ambiguity Religious Dubstep and Fashioning Replacement Hamsters. All in all vintage Bill Bailey with trademark musical mash-ups multi-lingual riffs films songs philosophizing and silliness on a grand scale...plus one amazing owl.

  • Love Actually [2003] Love Actually | DVD | (19/03/2004) from £3.99  |  Saving you £2.00 (33.40%)  |  RRP £5.99

    With no fewer than eight couples vying for our attention, Love Actually is like the London Marathon of romantic comedies, and everybody wins. Having mastered the genre as the writer of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Bridget Jones's Diary, it appears that first-time director Richard Curtis is just like his screenplays: he just wants to be loved, and he'll go to absurdly appealing lengths to win our affection. With Love Actually, Curtis orchestrates a minor miracle of romantic choreography, guiding a brilliant cast of stars and newcomers as they careen toward love and holiday cheer in London, among them the Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) who's smitten with his caterer (Martine McCutcheon); a widower (Liam Neeson) whose young son nurses the ultimate schoolboy crush; a writer (Colin Firth) who falls for his Portuguese housekeeper; a devoted wife and mother (Emma Thompson) coping with her potentially unfaithful husband (Alan Rickman); and a lovelorn American (Laura Linney) who's desperately attracted to a colleague. There's more--too much more--as Curtis wraps his Christmas gift with enough happy endings to sweeten a dozen other movies. That he pulls it off so entertainingly is undeniably impressive; that he does it so shamelessly suggests that his writing fares better with other, less ingratiating directors. --Jeff Shannon

  • Uncle Buck Uncle Buck | DVD | (14/04/2003) from £3.00  |  Saving you £6.99 (70.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    John Candy has one of his finest opportunities in this film by John Hughes (The Breakfast Club) about a perpetual screw-up (Candy) who gets his act together enough to watch over his brother's kids effectively. The late actor scores big points resurrecting elements of his more decadent persona from SCTV days, but he also has some persuasively touching, sentimental moments. Hughes's direction is not as focused as it was only a few years before, but there's no mistaking his touch. The DVD release has a widescreen presentation, production notes, biographies, Dolby sound, optional Spanish and French soundtracks. --Tom Keogh

  • Groundhog Day [1993] Groundhog Day | DVD | (18/02/2002) from £3.00  |  Saving you £16.99 (85.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Bill Murray does warmth in Groundhog Day, a romantic fantasy about a wacky weatherman forced to relive one strange day over and over again, until he gets it right. Snowed in during a road-trip expedition to watch the famous groundhog encounter his shadow, Murray falls into a time warp that is never explained but pays off so richly that it doesn't need to be. Director Harold Ramis (who co-starred with Murray in Ghostbusters) takes an absurd situation and explores its every imaginable comic possibility. The elaborate loop-the-loop plot structure cooked up by screenwriter Danny Rubin is crystal-clear every step of the way, but it is Murray's world-class reactive timing that makes the jokes explode, and we end up looking forward to each new variation. Because none of the other characters are aware that Groundhog Day is continually repeating itself, Murray goes through a repertoire of responses, from conniving lust for Rita (Andie MacDowell) to gleeful nihilism to a Zen resignation worthy of Buster Keaton. Groundhog Day manages the rare feat of producing belly laughs in abundance and also being genuinely wise about the human condition. --David Chute, Amazon.com On the DVD: the disc presents the movie in a 1.85:1 ratio and with Dolby surround sound. There are trailers for Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters and Multiplicity, along with filmographies for Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Andie McDowell and Chris Elliot. This remastered edition also comes with an extended documentary "The Weight of Time", which offers insights into the "European"-style script and production difficulties, but is a little over-lavish in its praise of the actors on set. Thought-provokingly, the documentary also touches upon the spiritual nature of the movie and what it has meant to an audience beyond being a simple comedy. Also included here is a director’s commentary by Ramis which, although informative, has too many long breaks and would surely have benefited from the addition of Bill Murray to the conversation. --Nikki Disney

  • Lee Evans - Monsters Live [DVD] [2014] Lee Evans - Monsters Live | DVD | (17/11/2014) from £2.49  |  Saving you £19.50 (88.70%)  |  RRP £21.99

    The legend of comedy returns in 2014 with his biggest and funniest show yet. Monsters is the frightening funny new Live DVD from one of the biggest names in British Comedy filmed during his ambitious 2014 tour. Lee's manic energy uncanny observations hilarious delivery and side-splitting material have made his live performances a must-see for comedy fans worldwide and Monsters sees Lee back doing what he does best live on stage proving once again why he is a record-breaking comic and one of the nation's best!

  • The Birdcage [DVD] The Birdcage | DVD | (03/02/2014) from £3.49  |  Saving you £6.50 (65.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Robin Williams and Nathan Lane team up with a top-notch cast in this hilarious comedy. Williams is Armand a gay cabaret owner whose son announces he's marrying the daughter of a right-wing politician (Gene Hackman). It's an outrageously funny culture clash as Armand and his drag-queen partner Albert (Lane) try to transform themselves into straight shooters at a dinner party and pull the chiffon over the eyes of the uptight senator and his wife (Dianne Wiest).

  • Wild Child (With Free Phone Charm) [2008] Wild Child (With Free Phone Charm) | DVD | (08/12/2008) from £2.49  |  Saving you £15.50 (86.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Wild Child tells the comic story of sixteen year old Poppy (Emma Roberts) a rebellious American teenager who after numerous warnings by her father (Aidan Quinn) is sent to a strict all-girls boarding school in the U.K. in an attempt to straighten out her behaviour. Under the watchful eye of the school's headmistress (Natasha Richardson) and surrounded by a new circle of friends Poppy begrudgingly realizes her bad-girl behavior will only get her so far. But just because she must grow into a fine young lady doesn't mean this Wild Child won't be spending every waking hour shaking up a very proper system...

  • Amelie [DTS] [2001] Amelie | DVD | (15/04/2002) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    She'll change your life. Amelie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) is a young woman who glides through the streets of Paris: observing. With wide eyes and a tiny grin she sees the world in a magical light discovering minor miracles every day. A shy girl whose favorite moments are spent alone skimming stones into the water Amelie was raised by a pair of eccentrics who falsely diagnosed her with a heart problem at the age of six and so limited her exposure to the outside world. Now a free an

  • Batteries Not Included [1987] Batteries Not Included | DVD | (06/06/2005) from £3.00  |  Saving you £2.99 (49.90%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Five ordinary people needed a miracle. Then one night Faye Riley left the window open. When an unscrupulous real estate developer sends thugs into a deteriorating tenement to get rid of the last five tenants they need nothing short of a miracle to stay where they are. In this delightful fantasy presented by Steven Spielberg little stands between the brave holdouts and the street. But one night when all hope seems lost tiny visitors from outer space mysteriously glide th

  • Dogma [1999] Dogma | DVD | (21/10/2002) from £3.59  |  Saving you £6.40 (64.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Bored of being eternally banished to earth, two errant angels hatch a plan to sneak back into heaven. Unfortunately, if they use the required loophole in religious Dogma, they'll prove God fallible and undo the very fabric of the universe, ending all existence. Bummer. Enter the distant grand niece of Jesus Christ and an army of angels, beautiful mythical figures, saintly apostles and all entities good and holy. And Jay and Silent Bob. The phrase "it's a religious comedy" must have caused Hollywood to have a sacred cow. And, as Smith's first attempt to move away from the early lo-fi, character-centred, relationship-based comedies (Clerks, Mallrats and Chasing Amy) toward the narrative-led big-budget spectacular, Dogma is not without problems. Proving controversial on release, stones were cast by churchgoers and Smith devotees alike. Frothing-mouthed extremists levelled charges of blasphemy at the more colourful elements (a Malcolm X-style 13th apostle, the crucifix being binned as uncool and God not being a white-bearded patriarch), leaving the devoutly Catholic Smith, who's intentions were to celebrate the mystery and beauty of religion, completely bemused. Equally, the Luddite Clerks obsessives who wrote it off as "Smith-gone-Hollywood" should have recognised that the script was written way before he gave us his black-and-white debut. More ambitious than his previous mates-roped-in cheapies, the apocryphal and apocalyptic Dogma is still blessed with water-into-wine performances, pop culture gags, postmodern self-referencing and stoopid shagging jokes. Though it may not be wholly miraculous, this is still a righteous movie; and, in comparison with the average big-buck formulaic Hollywood evil, it's practically saintly.On the DVD: Dogma's budget outstripped the early Smith films by miles, and the 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer does it justice, with divine colour and heavenly sound. The picture quality of the extras--including trailers, TV spots and cast and crew interviews--is not so good and pixilation occurs throughout. The interviews are provocative enough, though, giving huge insight into the film. And it's quite something to see Smith looking all "Clark Kent" in his civvies. --Paul Eisinger

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