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  • Inspector Morse - The Complete Collection [1987] Inspector Morse - The Complete Collection | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £27.99  |  Saving you £32.00 (53.30%)  |  RRP £59.99

    Adapted from Colin Dexter's best-selling novels Inspector Morse took to our screens in 1987 with John Thaw in the lead role as the talented but cynical and lonely Inspector and Kevin Whately as his partner Detective Robert Lewis. Throughout its thirteen year run Morse repeatedly solved difficult murder cases with his old-fashioned methods and Lewis's help. A touching and emotional drama that touched the hearts of its audience.

  • John Wick 1&2 [Blu-ray] [2017] John Wick 1&2 | Blu Ray | (12/06/2017) from £2.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    John Wick When a retired hit man is forced back into action by a brutal Russian mobster, he hunts down his adversaries with the ruthlessness that made him a crime underworld legend in John Wick, a stylish tale of revenge and redemption. After the sudden death of his beloved wife, John Wick receives one last gift from her, a beagle puppy named Daisy, and a note imploring him not to forget how to love. But John's mourning is interrupted when his 1969 Boss Mustang catches the eye of sadistic thug Iosef Tarasov who breaks into his house and steals it, beating John unconscious and leaving Daisy dead. Unwittingly, they have just reawakened one of the most brutal assassins the underworld has ever seen. John's search for his stolen vehicle takes him to a side of New York City that tourists never see, a hyper-real, super-secret criminal community, where John Wick was once the baddest guy of all. John Wick: Chapter Two In this next chapter following the 2015 hit, legendary hitman John Wick [Keanu Reeves] is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins' guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world's deadliest killers.

  • Murdoch Mysteries - Series 1 -3 Box Set [DVD] Murdoch Mysteries - Series 1 -3 Box Set | DVD | (30/08/2010) from £23.89  |  Saving you £51.10 (68.10%)  |  RRP £74.99

    Murdoch Mysteries: Series 1 2 & 3 (14 Discs)

  • The Killing - Series 1-3 [Blu-ray] The Killing - Series 1-3 | Blu Ray | (17/12/2012) from £27.99  |  Saving you £72.00 (72.00%)  |  RRP £99.99

    Series 1 joins Sarah Lund on what is supposed to be her final day as a detective with the Copenhagen Police department. She is all-set to immigrate to Sweden with her fiance when a 19-year-old girl is found raped and brutally murdered.;A local politician Troels Hartmann is in the middle of a hard-fought election campaign to become the new mayor of Copenhagen when suddenly evidence links city hall to the murder. Over the course of twenty episodes each a day in the investigation suspect upon suspect is sought out as violence and political pressures cast their shadows over the hunt for the killer.;Two years on and Series 2 finds Lund stripped of her investigative role and transferred to a low-key job in the country but when the body of a female lawyer is found murdered in macabre and puzzling circumstances Lund's former boss calls her back to assist with the investigation. Initially reluctant Lund soon changes her mind as she becomes engrossed with the case... Over the course of 10 gripping episodes the worlds of crime politics and the military become increasingly tangled and as the case progresses Lund's mission becomes a race against time to find the culprit and prevent further killings...;Now at long last Detective Inspector Sarah Lund returns in Series 3 the long-awaited third and final part of the trilogy. The financial crisis is raging and the number of bankruptcies and repossessions is on the rise but Lund has a newfound sense of peace in the form of a new job a new home and the recognition of achieving 25 years of service in the Police Force.

  • Ian Rankin's Rebus - The Ken Stott Collection [DVD] Ian Rankin's Rebus - The Ken Stott Collection | DVD | (15/10/2012) from £20.00  |  Saving you £9.99 (33.30%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Ken Stott stars as the eponymous hero Detective Inspector John Rebus in ten classic adaptations of Ian Rankin's worldwide bestselling detective novels of the same name. Set in Edinburgh, the mercurial Rebus’s investigations lead him through the city's ancient beauty and into its more sinister quarters. Stott's portrayal of Rebus is recognisably Rankin's tough and street savvy character, but is softened by a sense of humour and a taste for romance. So sit back and enjoy more than 12 hours of John Rebus at his very best.

  • Marvel's Luke Cage S1 BD Steelbook (HUT) [Blu-ray] [Region Free] Marvel's Luke Cage S1 BD Steelbook (HUT) | Blu Ray | (27/11/2017) from £29.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Gritty, groundbreaking and profoundly powerful, Marvel's Luke Cage: The Complete First Season blazes with action and suspense while redefining what it means - and what it costs - to be a true hero. Framed for a crime he didn't commit, escaped convict Luke Cage is just trying to live under the radar. Mysteriously blessed - or cursed - with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin, he hides his abilities and shuns getting involved. but when ruthless crime boss Cornell Cottonmouth Stokes turns his beloved city of Harlem into a bloodbath of chaos and carnage, Luke is forced to come out of the shadows and embrace his ultimate destiny in this riveting fusion of dark drama, hip-hop and classic super hero thrills. Bonus: Off-Stage At Harlem's Paradise

  • Murder She Wrote - Series 8 - Complete Murder She Wrote - Series 8 - Complete | DVD | (16/06/2008) from £23.82  |  Saving you £11.17 (31.90%)  |  RRP £34.99

    The complete eighth season of the Emmy award-winning detective drama: Murder she Wrote. Angela Lansbury stars as everyone's favourite super-sleuth Jessica Fletcher a famous mystery writer who has a knack for solving murders on and off the page. Murder seems to follow Jessica Fletcher; a former English teacher and a mystery writer full of charm and a zest for life. She always happens to become the investigator when traveling around the country to promote her series of novels. Murder always seems to occur when she is present even in her hometown of Cabot Cove!

  • Pulp Fiction 20th Anniversary Deluxe Box [Blu-ray] Pulp Fiction 20th Anniversary Deluxe Box | Blu Ray | (01/12/2014) from £25.00  |  Saving you £9.99 (28.60%)  |  RRP £34.99

    With Pulp Fiction writer-director Quentin Tarantino stunned the filmmaking world, exploding into prominence as a cinematic heavyweight contender after initial success with 1992's Reservoir Dogs. But Pulp Fiction was more than just the follow-up to an impressive first feature, or the winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival, or a script stuffed with the sort of juicy bubblegum dialogue actors just love to chew, or the vehicle that re-established John Travolta on the A-list, or the relatively low-budget ($8 million) independent showcase for an ultra-hip mixture of established marquee names and rising stars from the indie scene (among them Samuel L Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Walken, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Julia Sweeney, Kathy Griffin and Phil Lamar). It was more, even, than an unprecedented $100-million-plus hit for indie distributor Miramax. Pulp Fiction was a sensation. It packs so much energy and invention into telling its non-chronologically interwoven short stories (all about temptation, corruption and redemption among modern criminals, large and small) it leaves viewers both exhilarated and exhausted--hearts racing and knuckles white from the ride. (Oh, and the infectious, surf-guitar-based soundtrack is tastier than a Royale with Cheese.) --Jim Emerson

  • The Wolf of Wall Street - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2013] The Wolf of Wall Street - Limited Edition Steelbook | Blu Ray | (19/05/2014) from £26.51  |  Saving you £3.48 (11.60%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the true story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title - 'The Wolf of Wall Street.' Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough. Special Featurers: The Wolf Pack: This is a Behind-the-Scenes / Making of Piece Running Wild: The Process of Getting the Film Made; Subject Matter The Wolf of Wall Street Round Table: Marty Leo Jonas Terrence Discussing the Film in NY  

  • Prime Suspect - Complete Collection [1991] Prime Suspect - Complete Collection | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £22.00  |  Saving you £77.99 (78.00%)  |  RRP £99.99

    The complete collection of the outstanding ITV drama Prime Suspect. Helen Mirren stars as the hard-bitten chain-smoking Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison in this award-winning cop drama series. As well tackling gritty cases involving serial killers rapists child abuse and prostitution Tennison has to deal with her own personal battles including her marriage breakdown and alcoholism. But her main on-going battle is with the Met itself and trying to forge a career for herself in a tough male-dominated profession. Episodes Comprise: Prime Suspect 1 (1991): When DCI Jane Tennison (Mirren) takes over the running of what appears to be an open and shut murder case her investigations lead her into a male dominated world and the hunt for a serial killer. Prime Suspect 2 (1992): DCI Tennison begins an investigation into the death of a young girl whose body is found in the back garden of a house in London. Prime Suspect 3 (1993): Chief Inspector Jane Tennison investigates the discovery of a male prostitute's charred body in the burnt-out flat of a transsexual... Prime Suspect 4 - Inner Circles (1995): Detective Superintendent Tennison investigates the mysterious death of a local country club manager and is led to a hidden political scandal... Prime Suspect 4 - Scent Of Darkness (1995) A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man... Prime Suspect 4 - The Lost Child (1995): Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's return to London's Southampton Row is complicated by personal upheaval and an investigation into the disappearance of a child... Prime Suspect 5 - Errors Of Judgement (1996): Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison has been transferred to Manchester and finds herself in a world she does not know surrounded by people she cannot trust and invloved with a man she cannot have. Her latest case is destined only to make things worse... Prime Suspect 6 - Last Witness (2003): Tennison is back in London heading a large murder squad dealing with numerous cases. She's facing the prospect of early retirement and has ambitious underlings snapping at her heels. When the body of a young Bosnian woman is found with evidence of torture Tennison takes personal charge of the case. Her investigation leads her to one possibly two Serbian war criminals eager to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before. Prime Suspect 7 (2006): Retirement loom large for Detective Inspector Tennison but as her exemplary career draws towards its inevitable conclusion Jane is paying dearly for 35 years of repressed rage and loneliness. When the body of a missing schoolgirl is discovered the hunt for her killer begins. However as Jane and her team struggle to track down the brutal child murderer the world-weary Detective Tennison begins to unravel.

  • Witness [1985] Witness | DVD | (02/10/2000) from £10.99  |  Saving you £-7.75 (-59.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    When Samuel (Lukas Haas), a young Amish boy travelling with his mother Rachel (Kelly McGillis), witnesses the murder of a police officer in a public restroom, he and his mother become the temporary wards of John Book (Harrison Ford), a detective who's been assigned to solve the crime. After suspect line-ups and mug-shot books yield nothing, Samuel, in the most memorable scene of the film, recognizes the murderer as a narcotics agent whose picture he sees in the precinct. Once Book realizes that the police chief is in on it, too, he whisks Samuel and Rachel back home to Amish country, where he himself goes into hiding as a plain Amish man. Witness' juxtaposition of the life of the Amish and the violence of inner-city police corruption work surprisingly well for the story, and Kelly McGillis as the falling in love widow gives an almost perfect performance. Directed by Peter Weir, the film is extremely successful in drawing the viewer into its world and, accordingly, is immensely entertaining. The only thing that mars its polish is the one-dimensional, almost cartoonish handling of the upper-echelon police corruption--a subtler, more realistic treatment of this aspect of the story would have rendered the film near perfect. --James McGrath, Amazon.com

  • Sin City Deluxe Box set [Blu-ray + DVD] Sin City Deluxe Box set | Blu Ray | (15/12/2014) from £25.00  |  Saving you £19.99 (44.40%)  |  RRP £44.99

    Sin City 1: Robert Rodriguez Frank Miller and Quentin Tarantino direct an amazing cast of big –screen favourites (Bruce Willis Jessica Alba Mickey Rourke Clive Owen Brittany Murphy Benicio Del Toro Rosario Dawson and more!) in this acclaimed and visually stunning hit that’s straight from the pages of Miller’s hop series of “Sin City” graphic novels. Sin City 2: Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s “Sin City” graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY 2: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants in this visually stunning thrill ride. With an all-star cast including Eva Green Josh Brolin Mickey Rourke Rosario Dawson Jessica Alba Bruce Willis Powers Boothe Joseph Gordon-Levitt Ray Liotta Jeremy Piven and Dennis Haysbert.

  • Dead Again [1991] Dead Again | DVD | (18/03/2002) from £21.18  |  Saving you £-8.19 (-63.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    In Kenneth Branagh's stylish suspense film Branagh stars as Mike Church a Los Angeles detective. Mike is drawn into the life of Grace (Emma Thompson) a woman with amnesia who is plagued by disturbing nightmares. Attempts to help her regain her memory lead them to Franklyn Madson (Derek Jacobi) a mysterious hypnotist who runs an antique shop. Under hypnosis Grace claims that in a previous life she was Margaret Strauss a concert pianist who was murdered by her jealous husband Rom

  • Wilby Conspiracy Wilby Conspiracy | DVD | (12/09/2005) from £27.98  |  Saving you £-14.99 (-115.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    In the fight for freedom you have to break the rules. When anti-apartheid activist Shack Twala (Poitier) is freed from prison he quickly runs into trouble with the police. British engineer Keogh (Caine) helps Twala elude a sadistic government official (Nicol Williamson) but as both men now fugitives race 900 miles to cross the border to safety they are drawn into a conspiracy much bigger and deadlier than they realize. Poitier and Caine make a wonderful 'buddy' act in t

  • The Complete Fritz Lang Mabuse Box Set [DVD] The Complete Fritz Lang Mabuse Box Set | DVD | (19/10/2009) from £20.00  |  Saving you £29.99 (60.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    THE COMPLETE FRITZ LANG MABUSE BOX SET - From the early stages of his career across five decades to his final film Fritz Lang built a trilogy of paranoiac thrillers focused on an entity who began as a criminal mastermind and progressed into something more amorphous: fear itself embodied only by a name - Dr. Mabuse. For the first time on home video all three of Fritz Lang's Mabuse films have been collected for one package in their complete and restored forms. 1: Dr. Mabuse der Spieler. [Dr. Mabuse the Gambler.] (1922) - Lang's two-part nearly 5-hour silent epic detailing the rise and fall of Dr. Mabuse in Weimar-era Berlin. 2: Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse [The Testament of Dr. Mabuse] (1933) - a tour-de-force thriller rife with supernatural elements all converging around an attempt by the now-institutionalised Mabuse (or someone acting under his name... and possibly his will) to organise an Empire of Crime. 3: Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse [The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse] (1960) - Fritz Lang's final film in which hypnosis clairvoyance surveillance and machine-guns come together for a whiplash climax that answers the question: Who's channelling Mabuse's methods in the Cold War era? The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Fritz Lang's complete Mabuse trilogy - a cornerstone in the work of one of cinema's all-time greatest directors. The Complete Fritz Lang Mabuse Box Set is released on 19 October 2009

  • Sea Of Souls - Series 1 [2003] Sea Of Souls - Series 1 | DVD | (31/01/2005) from £17.98  |  Saving you £3.01 (12.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    One man's truth is another man's mystery and that is where Dr Douglas Monaghan and his team come to the fore. They make up the fictional Parapsychology Unit at Clyde University that is at the heart of Sea of Souls a fascinating and compelling BBC1 drama which looks at the power of the paranormal. From Voodoo to cult rituals past life experiences to telepathic twins the trio of bewitching storylines featured in Sea of Souls tap into the fascination with all things paranormal as Doug

  • Hitchcock Vol. 1 [Blu-ray] [Region Free] Hitchcock Vol. 1 | Blu Ray | (23/09/2013) from £21.99  |  Saving you £28.00 (56.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    The Volume 1 of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films including Psycho (1960) Rope Saboteur Rear Window Shadow of a Doubt The Trouble with Harry and The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956). Saboteur (1942)Aircraft factory worker Barry Kane goes on the run across the United States when he is wrongly accused of a fire that killed his best friend. Special Features: Saboteur: A Closer Look Storyboards: The Statue of Liberty Sequence Alfred Hitchcock's Sketches Production Photographs Theatrical Trailer Shadow of a Doubt (1943)A young woman discovers her visiting Uncle Charlie may not be the man he initially seemed to be. Special Features: Beyond Doubt: The Making of Hitchcock's Favorite Film Production Drawings by Art Director Robert Boyle Production Photographs Theatrical Trailer Rope (1948)Two young men strangle their classmate hide his body in their apartment and invite his closest friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the perfection of their crime. Special Features: Rope Unleashed Production Photographs Theatrical Trailer Rear Window (1954)A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his window and becomes convinced one of them has committed a serious murder. Special Features: Rear Window Ethics: An Original Documentary A Conversation with Screenwriter John Michael Hayes Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of The Master Breaking Barriers: The Sound of Hitchcock Hitchcock-Truffaut Interview Excerpts Masters of Cinema Feature Commentary with John Fawell author of Hitchcock's Rear Window: The Well-Made Film Production Photographs Theatrical Trailer Re-Release Trailer Narrated by James Stewart The Trouble with Harry (1955)The trouble with Harry is that everyone seems to have a different idea of what needs to be done with his body. Special Features: The Trouble with Harry Isn't Over Production Photographs Theatrical Trailer The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)A family holidaying in Morocco stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering. Special Features: The Making of The Man Who Knew Too Much Production Photographs Trailers Psycho (1960)A young woman steals $40 000 from her client and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor who has been too long under the presence and domination of his mother. Special Features: The Making of Psycho Psycho Sound In The Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's Legacy Hitchcock-Truffaut Interview Excerpts Newsreel Footage: The Release of Psycho The Shower Scene: With and Without Music The Shower Scene: Storyboards by Saul Bass The Psycho Archives Posters and Psycho Ads Lobby Cards Behind-the-Scenes Photographs Production Photographs Theatrical Trailer Re-release Trailers Feature Commentary with Stephen Rebello (author of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho)

  • British Gangsters - Six Pack (Slimline Packaging) [DVD] British Gangsters - Six Pack (Slimline Packaging) | DVD | (05/11/2012) from £9.99  |  Saving you £15.58 (39.00%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Love, Honour and ObeyJonny dreams of leaving his dead-end job as a courier. Through his best friend, nephew of the notorious crime lord Ray Kreed, he wins his way into the toughest gang in North London. Hungry for some real gangster action, Jonny sparks a deadly feud between Ray's gang and another firm in South London. Layer CakeDaniel Craig stars as a successful cocaine dealer who is planning for his early retirement from the business, however big boss Jimmy Price hands down a tough assignment, delaying his plans. Further complicating matters are millions of pounds worth of Grade A ecstasy, a brutal Serbian gang and a whole series of double crossings. BronsonIn 1974, Michael Peterson attempted to rob a post office armed with a sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to seven years in jail, he subsequently spent 34 years behind bars and transformed into Charles Bronson, Britain's most notorious prisoner. SnatchGuy Ritchie delivers another awe-inspiring directorial masterpiece. An edgy and hilarious film about a diamond heist gone wrong, a colourful Irish gypsy turned prize fighter...and a very temperamental dog. The Krays: Bonded by BloodRonald and Reggie Kray were Britain's most notorious gang leaders. Their reign over London's East End was a sinister story of extortion, fraud and murder which remained untold for years as a result of their power. Gary and Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet) star in this brutally stark account of the absolute rulers of London's East End underworld through their reign of terror in the 1950's and 1960's. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking BarrelsHigh-octane fuelled East-End gangster comedy thriller, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a journey into London's seedy underworld with brilliant street-wise dialogue and razor sharp black comedy.

  • Hitchcock Vol. 2 [Blu-ray] [Region Free] Hitchcock Vol. 2 | Blu Ray | (23/09/2013) from £17.99  |  Saving you £28.30 (56.60%)  |  RRP £49.99

    The Volume 2 of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films including The Birds Vertigo Frenzy Topaz Marnie Torn Curtain and Family Plot. Vertigo (1958)A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the activities of an old friend's wife whilst becoming dangerously obsessed with her. Special Features: Obsessed with Vertigo: New Life for Hitchcock's Masterpiece Partners in Crime: Hitchcock's Collaborators Hitchcock / Truffaut Interview Excerpts Foreign Censorship Ending The Vertigo Archives Feature Commentary with Associate Producer Herbert Coleman Restoration Team Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz and Other Vertigo Participants Feature Commentary with Director William Friedkin 100 Years of Universal: The Lew Wasserman Era Theatrical Trailer Restoration Theatrical Trailer The Birds (1963)A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a Northern California town that takes a bizarre turn when birds of all kinds begin to attack people in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness. Special Features: Deleted Scene Original Ending The Birds: Hitchcock's Monster Movie - New! (Blu-ray Exclusive) All About The Birds Storyboards Tippi Hedren's Screen Test Hitchcock-Truffaut Interview Excerpts The Birds Is Coming (Universal International Newsreel) Suspense Story: National Press Club Hears Hitchcock (Universal International Newsreel) Production Photographs 100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics 100 Years of Universal: The Lot Theatrical Trailer Marnie (1964)Mark marries Marnie although she is a thief and possesses serious psychological problems. Mark tries to help her confront and resolve the issues. Special Features: The Trouble with Marnie The Marnie Archives Theatrical Trailer Torn Curtain (1966)An American scientist defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin and has to figure out a plan to escape back West. Special Features: Torn Curtain Rising Scenes Scored by Bernard Herrmann Production Photographs Theatrical Trailer Topaz (1969)A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in Cold War politics first uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis and then back to France to break up a Russian spy ring. Special Features: Alternate Endings Topaz: An Appreciation by Film Historian and Critic Leonard Maltin Storyboards: The Mendozas Production Photographs Theatrical Trailer Frenzy (1972)A serial killer is murdering women in London with a necktie the police have a suspect but he isn't the correct man... Special Features: The Story of Frenzy Production Photographs Theatrical Trailer Family Plot (1976) Plotting Family Plot Storyboards: The Chase Scene Production Photographs Theatrical Trailer Family Plot (1976)Suspense film about a phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend who encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while following a missing heir in California.

  • The Ghost And The Darkness [1996] [1997] The Ghost And The Darkness | DVD | (03/12/2001) from £11.39  |  Saving you £-10.00 (-77.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Val Kilmer stars in The Ghost and the Darkness as Lt Col John Patterson, a 19th-century Irish engineer drafted by Britain's railroad bosses to build a trestle bridge over an African river, thus expanding the empire a tiny bit more. In Tsavo, Patterson is instantly hailed for killing a man-eating lion that had been making life hell for native workers. But morale sinks when two more unstoppable big cats devour more men and destroy the project. Along comes an, expatriate American hunter (Michael Douglas) to help Patterson face the almost preternatural powers of the two killers. The script by William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) is based on fact, though the film owes more to Steven Spielberg (specifically to Jaws) than history. There are also suggestive echoes of Kipling and Conrad in the material and characters, and there are hints of emotional complexity and psychological nuance that make one wish this could have been a great film instead of a merely fun one.--Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

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