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Laurel & Hardy - The Collection (21-disc Box Set) | DVD | (03/05/2004)
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The ultimate collection for fans of Laurel and Hardy: 21 discs of classic comedy! Content comprises: 1. A Chump At Oxford / Related Shorts 2. Classic Shorts / Someone's Ailing 3. Way Out West / Shorts 4. Classic Shorts / Ollie And Matrimony 5. Our Relations / Dual Roles Shorts 6. Classic Shorts / Murder In The Air 7. Blockheads / Themed Shorts 8. Classic Shorts / Blackmail 9. The Bohemian Girl / Related Shorts 10. Classic Shorts / Be Big / Laughing Gravy 11. Saps At Sea / Themed Shor
The Apartment Limited Edition | Blu Ray | (18/12/2017)
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Romance at its most anti-romantic--that is the Billy Wilder stamp of genius, and this Best Picture Academy Award winner from 1960 is no exception. Set in a decidedly unsavoury world of corporate climbing and philandering, the great filmmaker's trenchant, witty satire-melodrama takes the office politics of a corporation and plays them out in the apartment of lonely clerk CC Baxter (Jack Lemmon). By lending out his digs to the higher-ups for nightly extramarital flings with their secretaries, Baxter has managed to ascend the business ladder faster than even he imagined. The story turns even uglier, though, when Baxter's crush on the building's melancholy elevator operator (Shirley MacLaine) runs up against her long-standing affair with the big boss (a superbly smarmy Fred MacMurray). The situation comes to a head when she tries to commit suicide in Baxter's apartment. Not the happiest or cleanest of scenarios, and one that earned the famously caustic and cynically humoured Wilder his share of outraged responses, but looking at it now, it is a funny, startlingly clear-eyed vision of urban emptiness and is unfailingly understanding of the crazy decisions our hearts sometimes make. Lemmon and MacLaine are ideally matched and while everyone cites Wilder's Some Like It Hot closing line "Nobody's perfect" as his best, MacLaine's no-nonsense final words--"Shut up and deal"--are every bit as memorable. Wilder won three Oscars for The Apartment, for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay (cowritten with long-time collaborator I A L Diamond). --Robert Abele
The Morecambe & Wise Show - Complete Collection | DVD | (04/10/2010)
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Morecambe & Wise Show Complete Collection
Buster Keaton: 3 Films (Sherlock Jr., The General, Steamboat Bill, Jr.) Limited Edition Blu-ray Boxed Set | Blu Ray | (20/11/2017)
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Eureka Entertainment to release BUSTER KEATON: 3 FILMS, a collection of essential films from one of the greats of cinema operating at the height of his powers, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series on Blu-ray from stunning new 4K restorations in a lavish limited edition (3000 copies) 3-disc hardbound boxed set on 16 October 2017. Between 1920 and 1929, Buster Keaton created a peerless run of feature films that established him as arguably the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies. Collected here are three key films from that era; Sherlock Jr., The General and Steamboat Bill, Jr. Together they represent a true master at his peak, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present all three films from stunning new 4K restorations available for the first time on Blu-ray anywhere in the world. Sherlock Jr. (1924) A film projectionist (and amateur detective) offers to solve the case of a missing watch, but is instead framed for the crime himself. Desperate to clear his name, the projectionist dreams of being the great Sherlock Jr., and in one of cinemas most iconic sequences, literally steps into the screen to bring his fantasies to life. The General (1926) When union spies steal his locomotive (along with his girlfriend), a plucky railway engineer pursues them doggedly across enemy lines. Containing one of the most memorable chase sequences in the history of filmmaking, The General is widely considered to be Keaton's masterpiece. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) A steamboat captain receives a telegram informing him that his son who he has not seen for many years will be coming to visit. Eagerly expecting a strapping young lad who will help him compete with his arch-rival, he is disappointed with the effete progeny that instead shows up. Best remembered for its climactic cyclone sequence in which Keaton performs a number of death-defying stunts whilst an entire town is destroyed around him, Steamboat Bill, Jr. was Buster Keaton's last independent silent comedy and also one of his finest. BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES: 3 x Blu-ray discs plus 60-page book all housed in a hardbound slipcase 1080p presentations of all three films from stunning new 4K restorations Audio commentary on Sherlock Jr. by film historian David Kalat Three new video interviews with film scholar Peter Kramer discussing Sherlock Jr., The General and Steamboat Bill, Jr Buster Keaton: The Genius Destroyed by Hollywood (52 mins) - A new documentary on Keaton and his struggles working within the Hollywood studio system Buster Keaton on Wagon Train (58 mins) an audio recording of a then 63 year old Buster Keaton in conversation with television writer Bill Cox Sherlock Jr. Original music by Timothy Brock Sherlock Jr. Tour of Filming Locations featurette Sherlock Jr. Movie Magic & Mysteries featurette The General - Original score composed and conducted by Carl Davis The General Tour of Filming Locations featurette The General Video Tour featurette The General Home Movie Footage The General Introduction by Orson Welles The General Introduction by Gloria Swanson Steamboat Bill, Jr. - Original score composed and conducted by Carl Davis Steamboat Bill, Jr. A video essay on the making of the film PLUS: A 60-PAGE BOOK featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp; notes on each film; archival writings; Keaton Family Scrapbook, a selection of Keaton family photographs generously supplied by friends of the Keaton family; and a stunning array of archival imagery
Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights | DVD | (09/09/2002)
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Some comedies secure cult status after just one episode. The first series of Phoenix Nights, created by and starring Bolton-born comic Peter Kay, is one of those rare gems that few saw on first showing but that everyone was soon talking about. Wheelchair-bound Brian Potter (Kay) runs the Phoenix, a shabby social club populated by an assortment of wonderfully observed characters. It's grim up North and despite the best efforts of the staff to inject life into the proceedings--be it an alternative comedy night, a version of Robot Wars in Potter's beloved Pennine Suite or a Wild West extravaganza--each evening's entertainment always ends badly. Undaunted, the Phoenix denizens continue to strive for their dream: a world in which "clubland never dies". Even though Kay is the focus of the show (having also directed and penned the series), this is no star vehicle; the hapless security guards, the club entertainer Jerry, and Ray Von the dodgy DJ all combine in an ensemble comedy the like of which hasn't been seen since Fawlty Towers. You have to watch it a couple of times just to catch all the visual gags, let alone pick up on all the nuances of the brilliantly written script. If you missed it first time round, now's your chance to own one of the best British sit-coms of recent years. On the DVD: Phoenix Nights on disc comes with a plethora of extras to enjoy. "One Man and His Horse" is behind the scenes footage of Trigger and his handler (who is almost as entertaining as his charge); there are some great deleted scenes, trailers for the first series and an episode-by-episode sequence of outtakes where the cast hilarity is definitely contagious. A commentary from Kay and some of the team consists more of reminiscence than information, but is well worth a listen. --Kristen Bowditch
Monty Python Almost Everything Box-set | DVD | (02/02/2009)
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Monty Python's Flying Circus Complete Series 1: 1. Whither Canada? 2. Sex and Violence 3. How to Recognise Different Types of Trees from Quite a Long Way Away 4. Owl-Stretching Time 5. Man's Crisis of Identity in the Latter Half of the 20th Century 6. The BBC Entry for the Zinc Stoat of Budapest 7. You're No Fun Anymore 8. Full Frontal Nudity 9. The Ant an Introduction 10. Untitled 11. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Goes to the Bathroom 12. The Naked Ant 13. Intermission Monty Python's Flying Circus Complete Series 2: 1. Dinsdale! 2. The Spanish Inquisition 3. Deja Vu 4. The Buzz Aldrin Show 5. Live from the Grill-o-Mat 6. It's a Living 7. The Attila the Hun Show 8. Archaeology Today 9. How to Recognise Different Parts of the Body 10. Scott of the Antarctic 11. How Not to Be Seen 12. Spam 13. Royal Episode 13 Monty Python's Flying Circus Complete Series 3: 1. Njorl's Saga 2. Mr. and Mrs. Brian Norris' Ford Popular 3. The Money Programme 4. Blood Devastation Death War and Horror 5. The All-England Summarise Proust Competition 6. The War Against Pornography 7. Salad Days 8. The Cycling Tour 9. The Nude Man 10. E. Henry Thripshaw's Disease 11. Dennis Moore 12. A Book at Bedtime 13. The British Showbiz Awards Monty Python's Flying Circus Complete Series 4: 1. The Golden Age of Ballooning 2. Michael Ellis 3. The Light Entertainment War 4. Hamlet 5. Mr. Neutron 6. Party Political Broadcast And Now For Something Completely Different (1971): England was such a proper place - until the day the Python arrived. Monty Python that is a Flying Circus that slithered up the funnybone of an entire nation and gave it fits of laughter. Here's Monty Python's first feature film - a hilarious collection of their very best twits skits and bits from their popular TV series. The Holy Grail (1974): Yoiks! Here be the Python's tale of good King Arthur (Graham Chapman) and his knights as they quest for the Holy Grail. Watch as they face great odds and silly sods. See them wage battle against the fierce Killer Rabbit (Run Away! Run Away!) and (oh horrors!) see them confront the dreaded Knights Who Say Ni!. The Life Of Brian (1979): You could say this is one of the greatest comedies ever but the Monty Python team said it first! Life of Brian is all about (and here's the big surprise) the life of Brian who was born in a Bethlehem manger next door to Jesus. Three wise men believe he is the messiah but it becomes apparent that he is only Brian. Live At The Hollywood Bowl (1982): Live lewd and unleashed for the first time the Pythons take on the legendary Hollywood Bowl in a sell out show that serves up some of their best known songs and sketches in addition to brand new material that never appeared in the Flying Circus TV series. The Meaning Of Life (1983): Those six pandemonium-mad Pythons are back with their craziest adventure ever! These naughty lads offer the usual tasteful sketches involving favorite bodily parts and functions the wonders of war the miracle of birth and a special preview of what's waiting for us in Heaven.
The Woody Allen 20 Film Collection | DVD | (02/07/2012)
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AliceA woman develops magical powers, thanks to an Asian herbalist. Annie HallComedian Alvy Singer falls for ditzy but delightful Annie Hall in this Best Picture OSCAR Winner. Another WomanA writer eavesdrops on the therapy sessions of a stranger. BananasFielding Mellish becomes the president of a banana republic. Broadway Danny RoseA talent manager gets dragged into a life-threatening love triangle. Crimes And MisdemeanorsMartin Landau plays an adulterous husband contemplating murder. Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex* But Were Afraid To AskOutrageously funny answers to provocative questions about sex. Hannah And Her SistersMichael Caine and Dianne Wiest won OSCARS for their supporting roles in this film brimming with laughter and tears. InteriorsAn intimate drama about a mother and her three daughters. Love And DeathA cowardly Russian finds himself on the war front. ManhattanA divorced writer falls for his best friend’s mistress. Melinda And MelindaA seriously funny love story told as both a comedy and a drama. A Midsummer Night's Sex ComedyLove blooms in the countryside for a crackpot inventor and his guests. The Purple Rose Of CairoA movie character steps off the screen and into the real world. Radio DaysA coming-of-age story set during the golden age of radio. SeptemberUnrequited love and secrets from the past haunt a fragile woman. Shadows And FogAn all-star cast lights up this dark comedy about a killer on the loose. SleeperThe future is funny in this sci-fi spoof about a man out of time. Stardust MemoriesA filmmaker grapples with fawning fans and the meaning of life. ZeligA human chameleon fascinates America in this mock documentary.
Doc Martin - Series 1-4 - Complete | DVD | (01/03/2010)
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Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes) is forced to give up his career as an eminent surgeon and retrain as a GP after developing a phobia to blood. A vacancy arises in the sleepy Cornish hamlet of Portwenn following the death of the local GP. A regular visitor to Portwenn as a child with his Aunt Joan (Stephanie Cole) Martin applies for the position. However his complete lack of social skills and human understanding are going to get him into plenty of scrapes that's for sure!
Sex And The City - Series 1-6 - Complete | DVD | (07/09/2009)
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From creator and Executive Producer Darren Star (Melrose Place Beverly Hills 90210) and based on the series of articles by Candace Bushnell Sex and the City stars Sarah Jessica Parker Kim Cattrall Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon in a hilarious outspoken and outrageous look at dating mating and relating in New York.
The Complete BUSTER KEATON Short Films 1917-1923 (Masters of Cinema) (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (25/07/2016)
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Eureka Entertainment to release BUSTER KEATON - The Complete Short Films 1917-1923, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UIK on 18 July 2016. Containing thirty-two films - with a running time of over 740 minutes - this collection documents Buster Keaton's short films between 1917 -1923. Capturing Keaton's first steps in front of a camera this box set charts his early association with ex-keystone Kop Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle through to starring in, headlining, and directing his own box office smash hits. Using Chaplin's old Hollywood studios in 1920, Keaton's sophisticated technical inventiveness coupled with his haunted-yet-handsome 'Stone Face' persona, created a succession of the most timeless, classic comedy shorts ever realised. The masters of cinema series is proud to present the following films in a luxurious four-disc box set, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.
Steve Coogan - The Complete Collection | DVD | (01/12/2008)
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Steve Coogan: The Complete Box Set
Ricky Gervais - Live - Animals/Politics/Fame | DVD | (12/11/2007)
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This set includes: Ricky Gervais: Live - Animals Filmed during a limited run at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London the show is based around Ricky's fascination with the animal kingdom and covers subjects as diverse as classifying bats gay animals and the Great War poets. From the moment the curtain goes up it becomes clear that David Attenborough has nothing to worry about as Gervais accompanies a short film on animal copulation with a unique and not entirely scientific narration! Fans will wonder if any subject is taboo as the comedy drifts from his interpretation of the Bible to parts of the animal kingdom that the BBC never dared to cover. Ricky Gervais: Live 2 - Politics Ricky Gervais recorded live at the Palace Theatre in London in 2004. Subjects up for discussion include Thora Hird and being mistaken for Johnny Vegas. Ricky Gervais: Live 3 - Fame Ricky Gervais returns with this brand new stand up show Fame where he turns his comic attention to the world of the celebrity and everything that fame can bring both good and bad. Ricky just keeps getting better and better as a stand-up and this show should be the funniest yet after all it's a subject he's well acquainted with.
Billy Connolly: The Live Collection 7 Disc Box Set | DVD | (15/11/2010)
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Contains 7 hilarious DVDs from Billy Connolly's Live Collection. Now includes 'Billy Connolly: Live in London 2010!'.Live Collection Includes: Billy Connolly Live in London 2010 Billy and Albert Live At Hammersmith /Live 1994 Billy Connolly Live - Dublin 2002 Billy Bites Yer Bum Live/Handpicked by Billy Billy Connolly Live In New York Was It Something I Said?
AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: A TRUTH TO POWER Blu-Ray | Blu Ray | (11/12/2017)
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A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
Peggy Sue Got Married | DVD | (05/05/2005)
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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
Terry-Thomas Collection - Comic Icons | DVD | (14/05/2007)
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Terry-Thomas one of Britain's finest cinematic cads gets his very own box set. Good show! Featuring: 1. School For Scoundrels (1960) 2. His & Hers (1961) 3. Private's Progress (1956) 4. Make Mine Mink (1960) 5. Too Many Crooks (1959) 6. The Naked Truth (1957)
Bless this House: Complete Series (repackaged) | DVD | (01/09/2008)
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Sid James stars as successful travelling stationery salesman and average family man Sid Abbott in this classic television comedy. A man who would give anything for a quiet life his position as head of the chaotic Abbott household is constantly being eroded by the harassment and seemingly unreasonable demands made by his family - wife and sparring partner Jean (Diana Coupland) groovy art school dropout son Mike (Robin Stewart) and schoolgirl daughter Sally (Sally Geeson). The sympathetic neighbours Betty (Patsy Rowlands) and Trevor (Anthony Jackson) are always on hand to make a bad situation worse... This 12-disc set features all 65 episodes of the series and also includes the feature film version made in 1972.
The Michael Wood Collection | DVD | (12/09/2005)
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This Boxset contains all of the individual Michael Wood titles. In Search Of The Trojan War: Filmed in Greece Turkey and Berlin charismatic historian Michael Wood attempts to discover whether there was any truth in Homer's epic poems. Is Hissalik the site of the Mighty Troy? Did Helen Achilles and Agamemnon ever exist? What was the significance of the famous wooden horse? Be prepared for new and dramatic twists to the tale.... In The Footsteps Of Alexander The Great:
Will and Grace: Complete Series 1 | DVD | (30/08/2004)
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Will & Grace debuted with a controversial splash because one of its two lead characters is gay--but smart writing and topnotch performances, not politics, have made the show a hit. Two neurotic and sharp-tongued urbanites--gay lawyer Will (Eric McCormack) and straight interior designer Grace (Debra Messing)--delight in their volatile but enduring friendship as they share a sumptuous New York apartment. Sweeping into the mix are Will's unapologetically queeny friend Jack (Sean Hayes) and Grace's wildly eccentric assistant Karen (Megan Mullally). Much like Seinfeld, the humour on Will & Grace springs from self-obsession, petty jealousy, and compulsive interfering in each other's lives--basically, the building blocks of human nature. The show's writers apparently feel compelled to keep the lead characters warm and likeable in the usual sitcom mode (which hardly seems necessary, as McCormack and Messing are naturally engaging). As a result, it's Jack and Karen who get free reign to be truly obnoxious and ridiculous--which, of course, makes them incredibly funny and charismatic. Hayes and Mullally rise to the occasion, ripping through absurd situations and arias of narcissistic wit with dazzling panache. Will & Grace's plots routinely center around scenarios that could feature a married couple or two same-sex roommates: Will and Grace bicker over buying a dog, find their relationship tested by apartment renovations, or discover they're both pursuing the same guy--standard sitcom material that the gay factor gives a clever spin. Though their relationship gets in the way of their sex lives, the two take so much pleasure in each other's company that they can't help but stick together--a surprisingly chaste theme for such a culturally groundbreaking show, but one that Will & Grace's addicted audience undoubtedly appreciates. --Bret Fetzer
Big Fat Liar | DVD | (30/01/2013)
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Pitting kids against grown-ups has always been a reliable source of comedy, and Big Fat Liar indulges the "smart kid vs dumb adult" fantasy with infectious enthusiasm. In this case it's Frankie Muniz from TV's Malcolm in the Middle, playing a Michigan eighth-grader whose penchant for lying results in parental scorn when he claims that a Hollywood movie mogul (ace character actor Paul Giamatti) has stolen the kid's hastily written English essay and turned it into his upcoming summer blockbuster. The kid only wants to prove his honesty and recruits his girlfriend (spunky TV star Amanda Bynes) to beat the honcho on his Hollywood turf. Elaborate practical jokes and slapstick gags turn this kid stuff (scripted and produced by two former child stars) into an enjoyable send-up of Hollywood absurdity. When combined with Giamatti's mastery of slow-burning megalomania, the show-biz in-jokes and Home Alone-style anarchy make this a harmless diversion for the young and young-at-heart. --Jeff Shannon