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  • Punch Drunk Love [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [2016] Punch Drunk Love | Blu Ray | (21/11/2016) from £15.75  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Chaos lurks in every corner of this giddily off-kilter foray into romantic comedy by PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON (There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights). Struggling to cope with his erratic temper, novelty toilet plunger salesman Barry Egan (ADAM SANDLER, demonstrating remarkable versatility in his first dramatic role) spends his days collecting frequent-flyer-mile coupons and dodging the insults of his seven sisters. The promise of a new life emerges when Barry inadvertently attracts the affections of a mysterious woman named Lena (EMILY WATSON), but their budding relationship is threatened when he falls prey to the swindling operator of a phone sex line and her deranged boss (played with maniacal brio by PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN). Fuelled by the careening momentum of a baroque futurist score by JON BRION (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Magnolia), the Cannes-award-winning Punch-Drunk Love channels the spirit of classic Hollywood musicals and the whimsy of Jacques Tati into an idiosyncratic ode to the delirium of new romance.

  • Dinnerladies: The Complete Collection - Series 1 & 2 [1998] Dinnerladies: The Complete Collection - Series 1 & 2 | DVD | (15/11/2004) from £7.09  |  Saving you £19.03 (63.50%)  |  RRP £29.99

  • Jack Dee - Live At The London Palladium Jack Dee - Live At The London Palladium | DVD | (16/05/2005) from £15.01  |  Saving you £1.98 (11.70%)  |  RRP £16.99

    The devastatingly deadpan comedian Jack Dee captured live at London's world famous Palladium venue available on DVD for the first time.

  • The Office: Complete Box Set (Series 1 - 2 plus Christmas Specials) The Office: Complete Box Set (Series 1 - 2 plus Christmas Specials) | DVD | (22/11/2005) from £11.26  |  Saving you £27.42 (68.60%)  |  RRP £39.99

    It feels both inaccurate and inadequate to describe The Office as a comedy. On a superficial level, it disdains all the conventions of television sitcoms: there are no punch lines, no jokes, no laugh tracks, and no cute happy endings. More profoundly, it's not what we're used to thinking of as funny. Most of the fervently devoted fan base watched with a discomfortingly thrilling combination of identification and mortification. The paradox is that its best moments are almost physically unwatchable. Set in the offices of a fictional British paper merchant, The Office is filmed in the style of a reality television show. The writing is subtle and deft, the acting wonderful, and the characters beautifully drawn: the cadaverous team leader Gareth (Mackenzie Crook); the monstrous sales rep, Chris Finch (Ralph Ineson); and the decent but long-suffering everyman Tim (Martin Freeman), whose ambition and imagination have been crushed out of him by the banality of ! the life he dreams uselessly of escaping. The show is stolen, as it was intended to be, by insufferable office manager David Brent, played by codirector-cowriter Ricky Gervais. Brent will become a name as emblematic for a particular kind of British grotesque as Basil Fawlty, but he is a deeper character. Fawlty is an exaggeration of reality, and therefore a safely comic figure. Brent is as appalling as only reality can be. --Andrew Mueller The second series exceeded even the sky-high standards of the first. Indeed, it ventured beyond caricature and satire, touching on the very edge of darkness. Ricky Gervais is once again excruciatingly superb as David Brent, but in this series, Brent's to-the-camera assertions concerning his management qualities and executive capabilities are seriously challenged when the Slough and Swindon branches are merged and his former Swindon equivalent Neil (Patrick Baladi) takes over as area manager. To compensate, Brent cultivates his pathologically mistaken image of himself as an entertainer-motivator-comedian whose stage happens to be the workplace. Meanwhile, Tim, who can only maintain his sanity by teasing the priggish Gareth, continues to wrestle with his yearning for receptionist Dawn Tinsley (Lucy Davis), a sympathetic character persisting in a relationship with a man about whom she still maintains unspoken reservations. As ever, it's the awkward, reality TV-style pauses and silences, the furtive, meaningful and unmet glances across the emotional gulf of the open-plan office, that say it all here. As for Brent, his own breakdown is prefaced by a moment of hideous hilarity--an impromptu office dance, a mixture of "Flashdance and MC Hammer" as Brent describes it, but in reality bad beyond description. Then, when his fate is sealed, he at last reveals himself in a memorable finale to perhaps the greatest British sitcom, besides Fawlty Towers, ever made. --David Stubbs The brilliant and devastating comedy of The Office is brought to a satisfying conclusion in The Office Special, originally a two-part Christmas special on the BBC, set three years after the end of the faux-documentary's second season. The former office manager David (Ricky Gervais) now ekes out a desperate existence as an oblivious quasi-celebrity, making awkward, humiliating visits back to the office staff he still believes loves him. Gawky Gareth (Mackenzie Crook) has risen to manager and become a petty tyrant, while the sweet but snide Tim (Martin Freeman) continues to pine for former receptionist Dawn (Lucy Davis), who fled to Florida with her fiance. When the documentary crew pays for Dawn to return for the holiday party, an unpredictable reunion looms ahead. The Office fuses scathing humor and genuine empathy, turning excruciating social discomfort into inspired satire. Fans will find this special rewarding in all respects. --Bret Fetzer

  • Porky's [Blu-ray] Porky's | Blu Ray | (18/05/2015) from £8.45  |  Saving you £9.00 (45.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    You'll be glad you came! Long before American Pie and Superbad came the original and best sex comedy. A firm favourite of teen movie fans Porky's introduced audiences to Kim Cattrall (Police Academy Big Trouble in Little China) and made an absolute killing at the box-office. It's 1954 and the sex-obsessed boys of Angel Beach High School are looking to get laid. Porky's is their destination local nightclub and whorehouse. Only its redneck owner has other plans as does his sheriff brother. Will Meat Mickey Tommy and the other guys in the gang get their own back? And will the barely-endowed Pee Wee finally lose his virginity? Having established his credentials as one of Canada's top horror filmmakers with the likes of Black Christmas and Dead of Night Bob Clark took an unexpected turn into the world of the teenage sex comedy and inadvertently made the most successful Canadian motion picture of all time an honour it still holds today.

  • Monty Python's Flying Circus - Series 1-4 - Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus - Series 1-4 - Complete | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £20.00  |  Saving you £24.99 (55.50%)  |  RRP £44.99

    The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.

  • De Dana Dan (Blu Ray) [DVD] De Dana Dan (Blu Ray) | Blu Ray | (05/07/2010) from £10.29  |  Saving you £24.14 (65.30%)  |  RRP £36.99

    De Dana Dan is a comedy about an impoverished young man and his friend who try to raise money by kidnapping an employer's dog and collect a ransom but whose plans go comically awry.

  • For Pete's Sake [1974] For Pete's Sake | DVD | (04/11/2002) from £10.39  |  Saving you £2.60 (20.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    For Pete's Sake is a bright-eyed romantic comedy about a young couple, the eternally optimistic Henrietta (Barbra Streisand) and her husband Pete (Michael Sarrazin), who works by day as a cab driver while studying at night school. Money is tight, a fact constantly brought home to them by Pete's successful but tedious brother, Fred (William Redfield) and his bitchy wife Helen (Estelle Parsons, quite superb here). When Pete hears of an opportunity to make money on the stock market (on pork bellies, of all things) he's desperate to get his hands on $3,000, believing it will make everything come right. After conventional sources have turned them down, Henrietta secretly turns to a loan shark on the understanding that he'll be paid back in a week. The comedy arises when the shares in pork do a belly flop and her contract is sold on to increasingly dubious characters at increasingly exorbitant rates of interest. Thus, we have her taken on by a high-class madam and getting embroiled in bomb-planting and cattle-rustling. As a vehicle for Streisand-the-actress rather than Streisand-the-singer, it certainly works (though she does perform the vapid title-song), her manic comedic skill chiming well with the demands of her character in this amiable piece of froth. On the DVD: For Pete's Sake is pretty thin on the special features front: theatrical trailers; a director's commentary (reasonably worthwhile); and basic filmographies. The picture has come up surprisingly well given its age, and though it's in mono, there are no complaints about the sound either. --Harriet Smith

  • Stanley Baxter Collection Stanley Baxter Collection | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £18.99  |  Saving you £21.00 (52.50%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Stanley Baxter Collection (5 Discs)

  • Simon Evans - Live At The Theatre Royal  [DVD] Simon Evans - Live At The Theatre Royal | DVD | (01/12/2014) from £10.95  |  Saving you £9.04 (45.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Simon Evans debut DVD is a master class in aloof, patrician observational stand up. To the delight of a packed audience, the star of Live At The Apollo and Stand Up For The Week brings a little polish to the Theatre Royal Brighton. Evans looks back at his life and times, from his early days in London to his family life by the seaside. Along the way, his reflections are as ever as dry and delicious as a good Sancerre, or perhaps a really good radish.

  • Saturday Night Live - Collection Vol.1 [DVD] Saturday Night Live - Collection Vol.1 | DVD | (07/06/2010) from £11.39  |  Saving you £13.60 (54.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Saturday Night Live: Kings of Comedy Collection 1 (4 Discs)

  • Frasier - Series 9 Frasier - Series 9 | DVD | (23/03/2009) from £10.04  |  Saving you £24.95 (71.30%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Emmy Award-winner Kelsey Grammer is Frasier - the hilarious psychiatrist first seen on TV's Cheers and subsequently the star of this smash-hit comedy series. Frasier: Season 9 features 24 hilarious episodes - reuniting you with Frasier and the gang!

  • Comfort And Joy [DVD] Comfort And Joy | DVD | (29/02/2016) from £11.99  |  Saving you £6.00 (33.40%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Alan Bird (Bill Patterson, Outlander, Dad's Army) thinks he has life pretty well organised. Glasgow's top DJ, with a nice apartment, and the only red BMW Cabriolet north of Manchester, he has little to worry about until his kleptomaniac girlfriend Maddy ditches him just before Christmas. With his apartment and his life stripped bare, he stumbles across a furious vendetta between rival ice-cream families. Caught in the crossfire and looking for something meaningful in life, he decides to take things seriously and settle the dispute between these feuding mafiosi Extras: Brand new interview with Bill Paterson Brand new interview with Clare Grogan Brand new interview with Bill Forsyth

  • Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 1 And 2 [DVD] Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 1 And 2 | DVD | (25/05/2009) from £10.00  |  Saving you £1.00 (6.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Titles Comprise: Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants: Laugh. Cry. Share The Pants. Based on Ann Brashares' best-selling novel The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants is a special summer in the lives of four lifelong friends who are separated for the first time. On a shopping trip the young women find a pair of thrift-shop jeans that fits each person perfectly and decide to use them as a way of keeping in touch over the months ahead. Each one will wear the jeans for a week to see what luck they bring her before sending them on to the next. Though miles apart the four friends still experience life love and loss together in a summer they'll never forget! Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants 2 Based on Ann Brashares' best-selling series of novels The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 catches up with four lifelong friends whose story began with The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Now in college and embarking on separate paths for the first time each will feel the freedom separation love and challenging life lessons that mark their individual journeys toward adulthood. Though miles and worlds apart they strive to stay in touch and share their new experiences and triumphs with heart and humor and now more than ever come to value the immeasurable power of their friendship.

  • Hot Pursuit [1987] Hot Pursuit | DVD | (14/06/2004) from £16.97  |  Saving you £-10.98 (-183.30%)  |  RRP £5.99

    The one film in John Cusack's filmography he'd probably like us all to forget, this 80s-style preppy-in-peril film (compare and contrast with After Hours and Something Wild) casts him as a college student who gets mixed up with pirates and drug runners around the Caribbean. The wannabe screwball comedy falls flatter with each gag but Cusack's hang-dog sweetness and knack with one-liners carries it through and at the very least it's worth catching if only for a glimpse of Ben Stiller in his pre-There's Something About Mary fame days, in a double act here with his real-life father Jerry Stiller. --Leslie Felperin

  • Ghost In The Noonday Sun [DVD] Ghost In The Noonday Sun | DVD | (12/12/2016) from £10.00  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Peter Sellers stars as the bumbling Captain Dick Scratcher, a high seas pirate, Peter Boyle, Spike Milligan and Antony Franciosa lend their comedic talents in their search for buried treasure! Dreaming of untold riches and a harem of curvaceous woman, Scratcher and his roguish buccaneer band set sail for Treasure Island. But Captain Scratcher's quest for riches runs into a little snag - Ras Mohammed's ghost. A chest of loot worth a King's ransom lies buried beneath the ex-pirates remains! He fiercely protects his precious stash; and he doesn't take kindly to conniving grave robbers.... A riotous romp, GHOST IN THE NOONDAY SUN follows in the slapstick tradition of Monty Python and Benny Hill. It's a treasure of laughs that's sure to keep you in stitches!

  • Billy Liar - Series 1 Billy Liar - Series 1 | DVD | (14/08/2006) from £10.29  |  Saving you £9.70 (48.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Adapted by the original source novel Keith Waterhouse this is the television series from 1973 shown on ITV. Starring Jeff Rawle as the overimaginative Billy Liar who dreams of a big-city life as a comedy writer. Featuring all the episodes from series 1

  • Best Of The Buzzcocks [DVD] Best Of The Buzzcocks | DVD | (16/11/2009) from £5.49  |  Saving you £7.64 (38.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Never Mind the Buzzcocks host Simon Amstell and team captain Phill Jupitus have a rare out of hours get together to look back at some exclusive never-before-aired deleted material from the last 3 series. This Exclusive DVD Featurette includes clips ranging from the too rude too drunk too nasty too sweary too awkward and in absolutely no instances too funny for TV. Also featured on this 'Best of' DVD are compilation special episodes from the last three series presented by Simon Amstell (2007-2009): Never Mind the Buzzcocks - Technically the Best Series Ever. A thrilling look back at what were technically some excellent moments from the last series. Featuring a galaxy of technically good celebrity bookings and many many technically funny sentences. Yes! Never Mind The Buzzcocks - A Moving Tribute. A touching retrospective on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Imagine a mildly amusing panel show. Alan Yentob takes a look back at the most talked about moments from the series including Amy Winehouse spitting Preston walking and Lilly Allen controversially wearing funny glasses.

  • About A Boy [Blu-ray] [2002] About A Boy | Blu Ray | (05/04/2011) from £8.29  |  Saving you £5.70 (31.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Growing up has nothing to do with age... Will (Grant) is a 38-year old Londoner living a bachelor lifestyle on the back of royalties earned from a Christmas song penned by his father some years previously. A serial womaniser Will comes up with the idea of attending a single parents group as a new way to pick up women. Inventing a two-year old son for himself he meets lonely bullied schoolboy Marcus (Nicholas Hoult) and his depressed music therapist mother (Toni Collette). The intelligent Marcus soon learns Will's secret and so blackmails him into letting him hang out at his place and watch afternoon telly. However what starts out as an uneasy quiz show watching alliance turns into an unlikely friendship...

  • Peggy Sue Got Married [1986] Peggy Sue Got Married | DVD | (05/05/2005) from £13.29  |  Saving you £-7.30 (-121.90%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Francis Ford Coppola's passable 1986 comedy stars Kathleen Turner as an unhappy, middle-aged woman who goes back in time to her high school years and meets her future husband (Nicolas Cage) all over again. A lightweight entry from Coppola, the film has some clever, backward-looking jokes; and the lead actress does bring intelligence and searching emotions to her role. Cage (Coppola's nephew)--who specialised in these dumb-guy roles back then (see Raising Arizona)--is in sharp, raw form. Worth a visit, but don't expect to be bowled over this time by the legendary director.--Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

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