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  • Musashi - The Dream of The Last Samurai [Blu-ray] Musashi - The Dream of The Last Samurai | Blu Ray | (04/07/2011) from £5.89  |  Saving you £19.10 (76.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Miyamoto Musashi is an instantly familiar name to any Japanese citizen, a legendary swordsman who has become part historical figure and part romanticised hero of myth. In addition to writing one of the key texts on Japanese samurai tactics and philosophy – The Book of Five Rings – he is also famous for inventing the Ni-Ten Ichi Ryu style of fighting with two swords, perhaps the most obvious, internationally recognized visual trademark of the samurai. But even with so much academic study dedicated to Musashi's life, so many books written on him and an almost infinite number of movies, anime and manga stories inspired by his legendary exploits and teachings, still questions remain unanswered. Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai attempts to answer one of these in particular – what motivated the great warrior to adopt and perfect his dual bladed style?

  • Stargate [Blu-ray] [1994] Stargate | Blu Ray | (04/08/2008) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    It has been buried for thousands of years. A mystery. A secret. A threshold. Stargate. One man will break its code and open the door the other will lead the way. They prepared for danger they expected the unknown but they could never have imagined what they would discover. Now they must find the key to return home or remain trapped on the other side of the known universe forever. The most amazing discovery of our time is about to become the most extraordinary adventure of all time.

  • The Guv'nor [Blu-ray] The Guv'nor | Blu Ray | (10/10/2016) from £7.53  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The life of famed East End luminary Lenny McLean gets a touching, personal treatment in The Guv'nor. Famous (and infamous) as a bareknuckle boxer, bouncer, enforcer, and doorman from the late ?60s, McLean's journey from unlicensed fighter to best-selling author and star of Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels is also the story of a working class man from Hoxton weathering the changing decades before his untimely death in 1998. Director Paul Van Carter follows his son Jamie as he explores his father's story, from troubled upbringing to stardom, on the way meeting a variety of East London characters to director Guy Richie. What emerges is a picture of a complex, troubled and driven family man.

  • The Complete Humphrey Jennings: Volume 2 (DVD & Blu-ray) The Complete Humphrey Jennings: Volume 2 (DVD & Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (23/04/2012) from £11.96  |  Saving you £8.03 (40.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Widely considered to be one of Britain’s greatest filmmakers, Humphrey Jennings has long been celebrated as the director of works which beautifully capture the everyday heroism in times of war and peace. This, the second of three volumes which collect together Jennings’ entire output, gathers 5 films from 1941 -1943 and shows Jennings at the pinnacle of his career. It features his masterpieces Listen to Britain and Fires Were Started and the rousing Words for Battle as well as some previously neglected works and alternative versions, many of which are made available for the first time since their original release. Special features: Contents: Listen To Britain (1941); Words for Battle (1941); The Heart of Britain (1941); Fires Were Started (1943); The Silent Village (1943) All films presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition This Is England (1941): alternate cut of The Heart of Britain I Was a Fireman (1943): Jenning’s original cut of Fires Were Started Illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays, film notes, and biography

  • Michael Wood - Story Of India [Blu-ray] Michael Wood - Story Of India | Blu Ray | (14/06/2010) from £7.99  |  Saving you £22.00 (73.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    For over two millennia India has been at the centre of world history. But how did India come to be? What is India? These are the big questions behind this intrepid journey around the contemporary subcontinent. In this landmark series historian and acclaimed writer Michael Wood embarks on a dazzling and exciting expedition through today's India looking to the present for clues to her past and to the past for clues to her future. The journey takes the viewer through majestic landscapes and reveals some of the greatest monuments and artistic treasures on Earth. From Buddhism to Bollywood from mathematics to outsourcing Michael Wood discovers India's impact on history - and on us.

  • Powaqqatsi Blu-Ray Powaqqatsi Blu-Ray | Blu Ray | (15/02/2016) from £8.09  |  Saving you £9.90 (55.00%)  |  RRP £17.99

    PO WAQ QA TSI po?waq?qa?tsi (from the Hopi language, powaq sorcerer + qatsi life) n., an entity, a way of life, that consumes the life forces of other beings in order to further its own life Told without dialogue, narration, cast or characters, Powaqqatsi is a dizzying, hypnotic example of cinema set to an extraordinary score by Philip Glass. Godfrey Reggio's remarkable sequel to Koyaanisqatsi, his previous collaboration with Glass, focuses on the Southern hemisphere and witnesses ancient cultures and traditions slowly eroding away as the modern world takes over. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS Restored digital transfer, approved by director Godfrey Reggio, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio Anima Mundi Reggio's 1992 short film, a 28-minute montage of over seventy animal species, scored by Philip Glass Impact of Progress Interviews with Reggio and Glass Theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork

  • Marley [Blu-ray][Region Free] Marley | Blu Ray | (20/08/2012) from £3.29  |  Saving you £21.70 (86.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Marley is the definitive film about one of the most loved international icons of the 20th Century, Bob Marley. His music and message of love and redemption are known throughout the world and his story has finally been brought to life in this definitive work. Acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play, Life in a Day) joined forces with the Marley family to direct the ultimate authorised documentary film on the life, legacy and global impact of one of the most influential musicians in history. Marley marks the first time ever that Bob's family has authorised the use of their own private Bob Marley archives.Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and his role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. His music and message transcend culture, language and creed and resonate around the world today as powerfully as when he was alive. Only a handful of musicians have ever achieved such an impact and Bob Marley, though his life was far too short, stands strongly among them.I think what's great about the film is though there have been a lot of things done on Bob, I think this one will give people a more emotional connection to Bob's life as a man - not just a reggae legend or a mythical figure, but his life as a man. - Ziggy Marley

  • How The Earth Made Us [Blu-ray] How The Earth Made Us | Blu Ray | (22/02/2010) from £6.99  |  Saving you £23.00 (76.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The untold story of history... Our planet has amazing power and yet that's rarely mentioned in our history books. This series tells the story of how the Earth has influenced human history from the dawn of civilisation to the modern industrial age. It reveals for the first time on television how geology geography and climate have been a far more powerful influence on the human story than has previously been acknowledged. A combination of epic story telling visually stunning camerawork extraordinary locations and passionate presenting combine to form a highly original version of human history. Discover why societies have succeeded or failed and how the environment has influenced every aspect of our history from art to industry religion to war world domination or collapse. Visiting some of the most iconic places on Earth How Earth Made Us overturns preconceptions about our civilisations and our cultures to offer a new perspective on who we are today.

  • Ancient Aliens Season 1 [Blu-ray] Ancient Aliens Season 1 | Blu Ray | (21/03/2011) from £8.24  |  Saving you £16.75 (67.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Erich von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods provides the inspiration for this History Channel series, which takes UFOs and extraterrestrials deadly seriously. Over five episodes, it explores phenomena throughout the ages that defy explanation. The first, "Evidence," looks at Indian aeronautical texts, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and the Saqqara Bird, an Egyptian carving that anticipates the airplane. Legendary Times publisher and consulting producer Giorgio A. Tsoukalos feels that items like the figurine "have nothing in common with anything similar in nature." That's a matter of opinion, though other authors, engineers, and investigators tend to agree, which isn't a problem in and of itself, except there are few dissenting voices. In "The Visitors," "The Mission," and "Closer Encounters," the show travels to Peru, Mali, Iraq, and other locations to discuss elongated skulls, cattle mutilation, and primitive stargazing (the theory that King Tut might have been part-alien seems pretty far-fetched). Further references to the Knights Templar and the Ark of the Covenant, which some believe lies beneath an island in Nova Scotia, bring Spielberg blockbusters, like Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, to mind. The series concludes with "The Return," a look at sightings and attempts to communicate with aliens by NASA and SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence). Like von Däniken's controversial bestseller, Ancient Aliens presents intriguing data but calls for a healthy degree of skepticism, since there's more speculation on offer than verifiable fact (the boisterous Swiss scribe also appears in the program). The academic speakers make valid points, but a few experts seem less credible. It's easier, for instance, to trust an MIT or UCLA scholar over a radio host or crop circle researcher. This three-disc set concludes with a bonus episode, "Chariots, Gods and Beyond," which surveys the links between theology and ancient astronaut theory. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

  • The Humphrey Jennings Collection Volume 1 (DVD + Blu-ray) The Humphrey Jennings Collection Volume 1 (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (19/09/2011) from £9.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Humphrey Jennings, widely considered as one of Britain's greatest documentary filmmakers, is best known for films which beautifully evoke everyday heroism in times of war and peace, combining poetic observation with a subtle yet intense national feeling.This, the first of three volumes, gathers 15 films from the period 1934-1940 and provides a fascinating insight into Jennings early days as a filmmaker learning and developing his craft. It features the critically acclaimed Spare Time and London Can Take It! as well as some previously neglected works, many of which will be available for the first time since their original release.

  • The Universe 3D Catastrophes That Changed the Planets [Blu-ray] The Universe 3D Catastrophes That Changed the Planets | Blu Ray | (11/03/2013) from £4.05  |  Saving you £15.94 (79.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The planets of our solar system have experienced epic catastrophes throughout their long history, both raining down from outside and bubbling up from within. We'll voyage back in time to investigate the violent events that profoundly shaped the planets, including earth itself. We'll witness stunning revelations about what transformed Mars into a barren, hostile desert; the disaster that changed Venus from temperate to hellish; the impact that blew Mercury's mantle, turning it into a planetary core; a colossal disturbance that rearranged the orbits of the gas giants; titanic impacts on Jupiter, and how a lost moon may finally explain Saturn's rings.

  • Meru [Blu-ray] Meru | Blu Ray | (07/03/2016) from £9.59  |  Saving you £6.40 (40.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    In the high-stakes game of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. It's a deadly route that has seen more failed attempts by elite climbing teams over the past 30 Years than any other ascent in the Himalayas. When Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk attempted the 21,000ft climb they suffered set back after set back including dwindling supplies, 10 feet snow storms and sub-zero temperatures. Beaten back even when inches from the summit, heartbroken and totally defeated, Anker, Chin and Ozturk face up to some extraordinary challenges that makes Meru a unique story of friendship, sacrifice, hope and obsession. In the high-stakes game of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. It's a deadly route that has seen more failed attempts by elite climbing teams over the past 30 Years than any other ascent in the Himalayas. When Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk attempted the 21,000ft climb they suffered set back after set back including dwindling supplies, 10 feet snow storms and sub-zero temperatures. Beaten back even when inches from the summit, heartbroken and totally defeated, Anker, Chin and Ozturk face up to some extraordinary challenges that makes Meru a unique story of friendship, sacrifice, hope and obsession.

  • Henry Gray - the Blues of Henry Gray Henry Gray - the Blues of Henry Gray | Blu Ray | (10/02/2006) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £20.99

  • NAKED ISLAND, The (Masters of Cinema) (BLU-RAY) NAKED ISLAND, The (Masters of Cinema) (BLU-RAY) | Blu Ray | (24/06/2013) from £11.75  |  Saving you £8.24 (41.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Filmed on the virtually deserted Setonaikai archipelago in south-west Japan The Naked Island [Hadaka no shima] was made - in the words of its director - as a 'cinematic poem' to try and capture the life of human beings struggling like ants against the forces of nature. Kaneto Shindô (Onibaba Kuroneko) made the film with his own production company Kindaï Eiga Kyôkai who were facing financial ruin at the time. Using one-tenth of the average budget Shindô took one last impassioned risk to make this film. With his small crew they relocated to an inn on the island of Mihari where for two months in early 1960 they would make what they considered to be their last film. The Naked Island tells the story of a small family unit and their subsistence as the only inhabitants of an arid sun-baked island. Daily chores captured as a series of cyclical events result in a hypnotising moving and beautiful film harkening back to the silent era. With hardly any dialogue Shindô combines the stark 'Scope cinematography of Kiyoshi Kuroda with the memorable score of his constant collaborator Hikaru Hayashi to make a unique cinematic document. Shindô who had worked with both Kenji Mizoguchi and Kon Ichikawa shot to international fame in 1952 with the astounding Children of Hiroshima. Eight years later the BAFTA-nominated The Naked Island won the Grand Prix at the Moscow International Film Festival (where Luchino Visconti was a jury member). It is now considered to be one of Shindô’s major works and its success saved his film company from bankruptcy. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to release The Naked Island for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK. Special Features: Newly restored 1080p transfer in its 2.35:1 original aspect ratio Full-length audio commentary by director Kaneto Shindô and composer Hikaru Hayashi Video introduction by Alex Cox Optional English subtitles 24-page booklet with an essay by Acquarello and a reprint of Joan Mellen’s interview with Shindô from Voices from the Japanese Cinema

  • The Battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands (Blu-ray Edition) The Battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands (Blu-ray Edition) | Blu Ray | (19/01/2015) from £5.79  |  Saving you £14.20 (71.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This dramatic reconstruction of two decisive naval battles from the Great War is one of the finest films of the British silent era. The Battle of Coronel, off the coast of Chile, was a triumph for German Admiral von Spee and the first defeat of the British navy for a hundred years, The retaliatory strike was instigated six weeks later by Admiral Fisher, who sent two large battlecruisers, HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible, to the South Atlantic to restore British supremacy. Filmed on real batt.

  • United 93 [Blu-ray] United 93 | Blu Ray | (19/09/2011) from £7.65  |  Saving you £12.34 (61.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    September 11th 2001.Four planes were hijacked.Three of them reached their target.This is the story of the fourth. United 93 tells the story of the passengers and crew their families on the ground and the flight controllers who watched in dawning horror as United Airlines Flight 93 became the fourth hijacked plane on the day of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil: September 11 2001. United 93 recreates the doomed trip in actual time from takeoff to hijacking to the realization by those onboard that their plane was part of a coordinated attack unfolding on the ground beneath them. The film attempts to understand the abject fear and courageous decisions of those who -over the course of just 90 minutes - transformed from a random assembly of disconnected strangers into bonded allies who confronted an unthinkable situation.

  • Amy Winehouse - I Told You I Was Trouble - Live In London [Blu-ray] Amy Winehouse - I Told You I Was Trouble - Live In London | Blu Ray | (27/10/2008) from £12.19  |  Saving you £7.80 (39.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Camden's very own Amy Winehouse captured live during summer 2007 at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire. Amy performs songs from her platinum selling album 'Back To Black' including 'Rehab' and 'You Know I'm No Good'. Also included is 'I Told You I Was Trouble' a 50 minute documentary charting Amy's rapid rise to fame. Tracklist: 1. Intro/Addicted 2. Just Friends 3. Cherry 4. Back to Black 5. Wake Up Alone 6. Tears Dry On Their Own 7. He Can Only Hold Her / Doo Wop (That Thing) 8. F*** Me Pumps 9. Some Unholy War 10. Love Is A Losing Game 11. Valerie 12. Hey Little Rich Girl feat. Zalon & Ade 13. Rehab 14. You Know I'm No Good 15. Me and Mr Jones 16. Monkey Man 17. Outro

  • America - The Story of the US [Blu-ray] America - The Story of the US | Blu Ray | (08/11/2010) from £4.29  |  Saving you £20.70 (82.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    A riveting adventure of how America came to be America: The Story Of The U.S. focuses on the people ideas and events that built the great nation covering 400 years of American history in the most extensive and in-depth television series ever produced by HISTORY. This epic 12-part series is a grand cinematic vision of how the country was built and includes contributions from prominent Americans such as Michael Douglas Meryl Streep Buzz Aldrin Colin Powell Donald Trump John Legend and more.

  • Beyoncé - Life is But a Dream [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [Region Free] Beyoncé - Life is But a Dream | Blu Ray | (25/11/2013) from £3.72  |  Saving you £20.50 (82.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Beyoncé - Life Is But A DreamDisc 1Life Is But a Dream - A Film By Beyoncé Knowles. The 16-time Grammy award winning singer business woman songwriter actress entrepreneur wife and mother offers a rare glimpse into the realities of life as a superstar. Life Is But a Dream sheds light on Beyoncé's childhood in Houston the intense physical and emotional demands of life in the studio the commitment and hard work required as she prepares for live performances and the realities of running a business alongside family life. A mix of personal interview footage - some of it filmed by Beyoncé herself - home movies and stage performances this feature-length documentary sees the star reflect on celebrity the refuge she finds on stage her joy at becoming a mother for the first time and her experiences of returning to the spotlight after the birth of her daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Disc 2Live in Atlantic City ConcertFilmed over four consecutive nights at the Revel Casino Hotel in May 2012 this dazzling concert includes never seen before performances including the songs 'Flaws And All ' 'Love On Top' and 'Schoolin' Life.' Track Listing: End of Time Get Me Bodied Baby Boy Crazy in Love Diva Naughty Girl Party Dance for you Freakum Dress I care Schoolin' Life 1+1 Flaws and All Countdown Run the World (girls) I Was Here I Will Always Love You Halo Single Ladies Green Light Love on Top

  • Hooligans Box Set [Blu-ray] Hooligans Box Set | Blu Ray | (25/10/2010) from £22.23  |  Saving you £2.76 (11.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Comprises Titles: Rise of The Footsoldier: Based on a shocking true story the Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties. Awaydays: When Carty meets Elvis at a Bunnymen gig they fall headlong into a volatile friendship that each of them aches for but neither can control. Violent sexy and funny Awaydays is a blade-sharp rites-of-passage that buzzes with the post-punk energy of its late-70's Liverpool setting. Based on the classic novel by Kevin Sampson and pulsating to a soundtrack of Joy Division The Cure Magazine Echo & The Bunnymen and Ultravox Awaydays examines identity fate the nature of male longings and their need to belong. It is the first major feature film to be set during and evocatively portray the first dawning of the football casual fashion cult. Cass: Cass is the incredible true story of one man's identity struggle and ultimate redemption. The film follows how a Jamaican orphan baby adopted by an elderly white couple in 1950's London changed from being the most feared hooligan in the country to Britain's best-selling black author.

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