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  • This Is Spinal Tap [1984] This Is Spinal Tap | DVD | (16/10/2000) from £3.49  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The comedic genius of This Is Spinal Tap is confirmed by the fact that a majority of studio executives were utterly clueless about its brilliance. As a first-time director and cowriter, Rob Reiner must have felt simultaneously frustrated and elated, knowing that the obtuseness of movie executives was a clue to his debut project's potential greatness. Now, of course, the clarity of hindsight and the rarity of superior satire have turned This Is Spinal Tap into one of the funniest documentary spoofs of all time. Reiner and the members of "Tap" (Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer) couldn't have picked a better target for their satire, because heavy metal music in the early 1980s was already a borderline case of self-parody. From the bizarre, premature deaths of the band's drummers to the backstage squabbles over sexist cover art and meddling groupies, this movie scores about a hundred comedic bull's-eyes for lampooning every possible aspect of rock pomposity in the age of Kiss. It's a virtual bible of rock & roll irreverence, so accurate in its observations that it's become a tour-bus classic for real bands around the world. On the one-to-ten scale of satirical inspiration, This Is Spinal Tap is like the modified amplifiers that Christopher Guest so hilariously demonstrates: this one goes to 11. --Jeff Shannon

  • American Pie American Pie | DVD | (31/10/2005) from £11.93  |  Saving you £18.06 (60.20%)  |  RRP £29.99

    American Pie (Dir. Paul Weitz 1999): You'll never look at warm apple pie the same way again! American Pie takes a hysterical look at the goal of four ""unlucky in love"" high school friends who make the ultimate pact: lose their virginity by prom night. As they try to manipulate their way into the hearts of some of their classmates their plans often backfire with hilarity. One fails to score with the sexy foreign exchange student and then makes a last ditch effort with a band m

  • Summer Things (Embrassez Qui Vous Voudrez) [2003] Summer Things (Embrassez Qui Vous Voudrez) | DVD | (17/05/2004) from £3.98  |  Saving you £9.04 (45.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Elizabeth (Rampling) is on her summer holiday in Le Touquet with an interesting collection of friends. Her husband prefers to sample the joys of Paris with Rena his sexually ambivalent lover than endure Normandy with his wife! Meanwhile Elizabeth has begun an interesting friendship with Lulu (Bouquet) who is suffering from her insanely jealous husband. As the week progresses Gallic passions begin to stir in the unlikeliest of ways leading to farcical misunderstandings on an epi

  • Step Brothers (2 Disc) Step Brothers (2 Disc) | DVD | (02/02/2009) from £11.94  |  Saving you £8.05 (40.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Last seen together in the box-office smash Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby director Adam McKay brings Will Farrel and John C Reilly back together again in Step Brothers! In Step Brothers Ferrell plays Brennan Huff a sporadically employed thirty-nine-year-old who lives with his mother Nancy (Mary Steenburgen). Reilly plays Dale Doback a terminally unemployed forty-year-old who lives with his father Robert (Richard Jenkins). When Robert and Nancy marry and move in together Brennan and Dale are forced to live with each other as step brothers. As their narcissism and downright aggressive laziness threaten to tear the family apart these two middle-aged immature overgrown boys will orchestrate an insane elaborate plan to bring their parents back together. To pull it off they must form an unlikely bond that maybe just maybe will finally get them out of the house.

  • Hot Tub Time Machine [Blu-ray] Hot Tub Time Machine | Blu Ray | (22/04/2013) from £7.45  |  Saving you £14.51 (58.10%)  |  RRP £24.99

    <i>Hot Tub Time Machine</i> follows a group of best friends who've become bored with their adult lives: Adam (John Cusack) has been dumped by his girlfriend; Nick's (Craig Robinson) wife controls his every move; and video game -obsessed Jacob (Clark Duke) won't leave his basement. After a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, the men wake up, heads' pounding, in the year 1986.

  • Ordinary Decent Criminal [2000] Ordinary Decent Criminal | DVD | (06/05/2002) from £13.98  |  Saving you £0.01 (0.10%)  |  RRP £13.99

    Michael Lynch (Kevin Spacey) is a suave sarcastic and sexy man: an ordinary decent criminal who robs from the rich but lives with the poor. He loves his wife Christine (Linda Fiorentino) and her sister Lisa (Helen Baxendale) his children his gang and above all his unique way of life. He dreams up robberies with hallmark panache which rarely fail to endear him to the public. He challenges authority at every turn culminating in the ultimate art theft from Dublin's most prestigious gallery outwitting and confounding the police Interpol and the rest of the criminal fraternity. Michael is driven by two fundamental beliefs: be loyal to your own and to hell with everyone else. He succeeds so well that what starts as a laugh evolves into something far more dangerous. He begins to enjoy the sting more than the cash and the notoriety most of all. As his ego drives him on the police in particular Noel Quigley (Stephen Dillane) become determined to break him.

  • Anything Else [2003] Anything Else | DVD | (14/02/2005) from £11.96  |  Saving you £1.03 (7.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Funny and memorable thanks to a witty and sharp screenplay Anything Else follows Jerry Falk an aspiring comedy writer who lives and has relationship problems with his odd girlfriend Amanda who is an aspiring actress. Falk meets with teacher-turned-part-time-comedy-writer David Bobel who gives him guidance and advice on how to try and make his relationship work. Great characters brilliant performances intelligent and refreshing dialogue about relationships and some beautiful shot

  • Coffee And Cigarettes [2003] Coffee And Cigarettes | DVD | (28/02/2005) from £16.48  |  Saving you £3.51 (17.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Jim Jarmusch has consistently wowed audiences with his truly distinctive cinematic vision. Shot over the course of a 17-year-period 'Coffee And Cigarettes' proves once again that Jarmusch is a true original. This time around the director tries his hand at the short film genre delivering 11 shorts that are all based around the seemingly insignificant acts of drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes. In the first short ""Strange to Meet You "" Steven Wright and Roberto Benigni discuss

  • Clerks Clerks | DVD | (18/07/2005) from £4.48  |  Saving you £3.01 (15.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Before Kevin Smith became a Hollywood darling with Chasing Amy, a film he wrote and directed, he made Clerks, a $27,000 comedy about real-life experiences working for chump change at a New Jersey convenience store. A rude, foul-mouthed collection of anecdotes about the responsibilities that go with being on the wrong side of the till, the film is also a relationship story that takes some hilarious turns once the lovers start revealing their sexual histories to one another. In the best tradition of first-time, ultra-low budget independent films, Smith uses Clerks as an audition piece, demonstrating that he not only can handle two-character comedy but also has an eye for action--as proven in a smoothly handled rooftop hockey scene. Smith himself appears as a silent figure who hangs out on the fringes of the store's property. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • Blow Dry [2001] Blow Dry | DVD | (04/02/2002) from £12.99  |  Saving you £-2.00 (-12.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Despite a gifted Anglo-American cast, Blow Dry strikes an uneasy balance between sentiment and camp. It aims for the same sort of high-wire act that Strictly Ballroom and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert pulled off so effortlessly, but melodrama wins the day. The comic moments are suitably over the top (as expected in a film about duelling hairdressers), but rarely as amusing as intended. The relationships between barbershop owner Phil (Alan Rickman), ex-wife Shelley (Natasha Richardson) and Sandra (Rachel Griffiths), "the other woman", could be more fully developed but are affecting nonetheless. The setting is West Yorkshire. The event that brings them together is the British National Hairdressing Championships. Phil initially resists the urge to compete as it reminds him of the success he and Shelley once enjoyed, but his son Brian (Josh Hartnett) convinces him to give it a go. Hartnett and Rachael Leigh Cook (She's All That), as the daughter of Phil's old nemesis, seem like peculiar casting choices for a British film, but Hartnett's accent is passable (Cook plays an American) and they don't embarrass themselves as much as supermodel Heidi Klum, who plays a tacky, two-timing hair model. The screenplay is by Simon Beaufoy of Full Monty fame. Although not up to that standard--and certainly no match for Shampoo (the greatest hairdressing movie of all time)--Blow Dry is still a good showcase for the talents of its three leads. --Kathleen C Fennessy On The DVD: Blow Dry's on disc anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen transfer holds a great spectrum or colour. A film about hairdressing needs to faithfully recreate the lavish, over-the-top barnets in all their glorious Technicolor detail and luckily the result is a rich and detailed film with excellent colour saturation throughout. In terms of extras, the film is pretty much left to speak for itself. A blink and you&#146;ll miss it "making of" documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew and an eclectic collection of trailers for such other comedies as She's All That and Muriel's Wedding are all that you get to while away the post feature presentation minutes. &#150;-Kristen Bowditch

  • Withnail And I [1988] Withnail And I | DVD | (02/10/2006) from £6.00  |  Saving you £-12.99 (-185.80%)  |  RRP £6.99

    Withnail And I portrays the last throes of an eccentric friendship during the final days of the sixties. Withnail and I are two young would-be actors who wake up one morning to find only ninety days left in the decade. Bound together by poverty and dreams of stardom they share a flat of indescribable squalor and live on a diet of booze pills and grass. The two friends decide to spend a soul-cleansing weekend in the country in a primitive cottage borrowed from Withnail's eccentric Uncle Monty. From the very start things go wrong and their dreams of an idyllic retreat rapidly degenerate into an hilarious nightmare.

  • Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire [DVD] [2009] Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire | DVD | (23/11/2009) from £10.19  |  Saving you £9.80 (49.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In the darkest days of the cruel Meconian Empire the evil Chancellor Dongalor (Matt Lucas) loomed on the brink of activating The Eye of Gulga Grymna the deadliest weapon of the ancient world when a glimmer of hope arrived - the son of a blacksmith and a stay-at-home mum a freedom fighter of unquestionable bravery unwavering determination and untameable hair: Kr''d M''ndoon (Sean Maguire). Assisting Kr''d in his noble struggle are: Aneka (India De Beaufort) a beautiful Pagan warrioress whose weapon of choice is sex Loquasto (Steven Spiers) a pig-like creature called a grobble Zezelryck (Kevin Hart) a young warlock whose greatest magical gift is spinning a line and Bruce (Marques Ray) the bereaved jailhouse lover of Kr''d's late mentor. Together they must overcome a myriad of obstacles in their quest to save the world including insensitive assassins Succubi with ticking biological clocks and an amorous cannibalistic bisexual cyclops or biclops for short.

  • 40 Year Old Virgin [Blu-ray] [2005] 40 Year Old Virgin | Blu Ray | (01/12/2008) from £10.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (45.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Better late than never... Some may say 40 year-old Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) has it all: a great job working at an electronics store; an awesome collection of superhero figures and comic books; friendly elderly neighbours who he watches TV with; and a few cool friends. However there's just one small problem... he's still a virgin! Once his co-workers find out about his secret they start a mission to get Andy laid ASAP! But nothing seems to work... until Andy meets 40 year-old mother of three Trish - a woman who doesn't want sex in her relationships!

  • The Actors [2003] The Actors | DVD | (08/03/2004) from £7.96  |  Saving you £3.03 (20.20%)  |  RRP £14.99

    A small time performer persuades his young colleague to pretend to be someone else in order to steal money from a local gangster...

  • Leon the Pig Farmer [1992] Leon the Pig Farmer | DVD | (15/07/2002) from £11.99  |  Saving you £4.00 (25.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A young Jewish estate agent in London suffers an identity crisis when he discovers that his real father is a Yorkshire pig farmer...

  • Bridesmaids - Puppy Gift Pack [DVD] Bridesmaids - Puppy Gift Pack | DVD | (14/11/2011) from £8.29  |  Saving you £18.70 (62.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony.Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.

  • Clerks [1993] Clerks | DVD | (09/06/2008) from £6.48  |  Saving you £1.59 (8.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Clerks delivers with wholesale hilarity! It's one wild day in the life of a pair of overworked counter jockeys whose razor-sharp wit and on-the-job antics give a whole new meaning to customer service! Even while braving a nonstop parade of unpredictable shoppers the clerks manage to play hockey on the roof visit a funeral home and straighten out their offbeat love lives. The boss is nowhere in sight so you can bet anything can and will happen when these guys are left to run the store!

  • An Everlasting Piece [2000] An Everlasting Piece | DVD | (15/10/2001) from £10.39  |  Saving you £2.60 (20.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    With its main joke in the title, An Everlasting Piece is a black comedy comprised of the most unexpected elements. In "Belfast, some time during the 1980s" the peace process is not going well. Muddling through are the likes of Colm (Barry McEvoy), a Catholic and George (Brian F O'Byrne), a Protestant. They are barbers at the Ballybackey Mental Hospital and immediately find common ground that transcends the violence around them. A get-rich-quick opportunity comes their way from the Hannibal Lecter-like inmate "The Scalper" (the hilarious Billy Connolly). Soon they're caught up in a wig sales competition that leads them into all sorts of trouble, not least a run-in with a small IRA group. Written by actor McEvoy, the backdrop is utterly realistic in being drawn from his own years growing up there. No street wall is without political graffiti, the streets are crawling with soldiers and every news report has a hard-hitting message. But the "gesture" that Colm wants to make--regardless of the friends' religious differences--is made all the more charming by the witty script and almost surreal situations they find themselves in. The film's producers sued Dreamworks for their minimal marketing of what they thought was a political faux-pas. Rest assured, Piece on Earth is a message no one will be offended by. On The DVD: someone had fun crafting the animated menus with the scribbled writing idea that opens the film. Unfortunately, aside from a trailer and some filmographies of the cast and crew, the only extras here are some pages of informative production notes. A 1:1.85 presentation and 5.1 soundtrack are to be expected for a disc released mere months after the film's theatrical tenure. --Paul Tonks

  • Hanging Up [2000] Hanging Up | DVD | (27/11/2000) from £3.99  |  Saving you £2.60 (20.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    You've got to admire a movie that embraces womanhood as so few mainstream movies do, and Hanging Up deserves credit for combining issues of sisterhood and elderly parent care while relying on neuroses to carry its unconventional plot. But you've also got to lament this botched "dramedy" from screenwriting sisters Nora and Delia Ephron (adapting the latter's novel) and director Diane Keaton, who lack a coherent plan for illuminating their trio of female siblings. Despite a sharp focus on Meg Ryan as the middle sister Eve--a capable Los Angeles event planner--the movie never quite seems to know where it's going, and you feel like the best scenes are merely happy accidents. In exploring the foibles of family, Keaton fared better with her earlier film Unstrung Heroes. In addition to directing, Keaton plays the eldest sister Georgia, a celebrity magazine editor, and Lisa Kudrow is kid sister Maddy, a soap-opera actress who's nearly as self-absorbed as Georgia. They leave it to Eve to care for their declining father (Walter Matthau), a retired screenwriter who slips in and out of lucidity and is, at best, a cantankerous curmudgeon whose estranged wife (Cloris Leachman) has long since severed all family ties. This is potent material--at least it could have been--and Ryan admirably struggles to hold the film together. But it's ultimately a losing battle as the movie, so full of cell phones and disconnected people (hence the title), becomes disconnected itself, offering hollow humour and a few memorable moments with characters whose problems are too minimal to worry about. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • How To Be [DVD] [2008] How To Be | DVD | (18/05/2009) from £2.48  |  Saving you £4.70 (31.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    A wry comedy about twenty something Art who moves back in with his parents hits a quarter-life crisis and enlists the help of a self-help guru. A timely look at the increasingly common phenomena of grown-up children living at home frustrated creativity and self-help.

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