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  • Ancient Worlds [DVD] Ancient Worlds | DVD | (06/12/2010) from £8.29  |  Saving you £16.70 (66.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Ancient Worlds is a six-part odyssey from the first cities of Mesopotamia to the Christianisation of the Roman Empire with archaeologist and historian Richard Miles at the helm. The series tells the story of what Richard argues is mankind's greatest achievement - civilisation. The series offers an epic sweep of history against a panorama of stunning locations and bold propositions about the origins of human society. In the 21st century we might fondly imagine that it is humankind's natural state to live together in communities that extend beyond blood ties. As Ancient Worlds sets out to show however no such assumptions were made by the first clan chiefs who decided to form communities in southern Iraq in 4500 BC. There is nothing natural about the city and its founders understood that its very survival relied on compromise ruthlessness sacrifice and toil. In the West we have consigned the term 'civilisation' to the museum display case. Embarrassed by its chauvinistic and elitist connotations we have increasingly taken refuge in more politically correct and soft-focused terms such as 'culture' to explain our origins. This series seeks to rescue civilisation from its enforced retirement and celebrate such a hard-fought invention.

  • The Victorian Kitchen Garden The Victorian Kitchen Garden | DVD | (08/04/2002) from £10.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (45.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Presented by Peter Thoday and Harry Dodson 'The Victorian Kitchen Garden' goes behind the high redbrick walls of Chilton Foliat in Berkshire to follow the restoration of a traditional kitchen garden. Retired head gardener Harry Dodson painstakingly transformed the weed-choked ground into an efficient and productive plot cultivated with the use of Victorian tools and techniques and planted with 19th century varieties of flowers fruit and vegetables.

  • World War 2 - Behind Closed Doors World War 2 - Behind Closed Doors | DVD | (24/11/2008) from £10.29  |  Saving you £19.70 (65.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    For the first time on television this series tells the true story of Stalin's encounters first with the Nazis and then with Churchill and Roosevelt and consequently their enormous impact on World War II and later the fate of post-war Europe. An enthralling mix of high politics - including the inside story of the Allies' meetings at Tehran Yalta and Potsdam - and the dramatic personal experiences of those who bore the consequences of the decisions made by the powerful. Astonishing dramatic reconstructions carefully sourced from archive material reveal how the great leaders decided the future shape of the post-war world. These decisions had immediate and often harrowing effects for those on the ground. Their story is told through documentary footage dramatic reconstructions and illuminating interviews - including contributions from former Soviet secret policemen Allied seamen who served on the Arctic convoys and Red Army veterans who experienced hand-to-hand fighting on the Eastern Front. Written and produced by award-winning film-maker Laurence Rees (Auschwitz - The Nazis & the 'Final Solution' War of the Century Nazis - A Warning from History ) this series is a compelling new way of understanding the most secret and dramatic events of the Second World War.

  • The Seventh Veil The Seventh Veil | DVD | (18/05/2009) from £9.48  |  Saving you £3.51 (27.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Seventh Veil

  • Brighton Rock Special Edition [DVD] Brighton Rock Special Edition | DVD | (28/02/2011) from £6.81  |  Saving you £9.18 (57.40%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Roy Boulton directs this adaptation of Graham Greene's novel. 16-year-old gangster Pinkie Brown (Richard Attenborough) uses young waitress Rose Brown (Carol Marsh) as an alibi after commiting a murder at the race track. Worried that she will give him away Pinkie marries Rose. However his subsequent attempts to drive her to the point of suicide do not go according to plan.

  • IMAX Fighter Pilot-Operation Red Flag [Blu-ray] IMAX Fighter Pilot-Operation Red Flag | Blu Ray | (29/08/2011) from £10.89  |  Saving you £9.10 (45.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A state-of-the-art, edge-of-your-seat experience! Get in the cockpit with the world's best pilots to witness the most challenging flying of their careers!Follow a young American pilot as he makes his way through Red Flag - the world's most intense, simulated air war, training event - where U.S. and international pilots, ground crews, mechanics and rescue personnel are taken to the limits of their endurance.Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag delivers speeds of up to 800 miles per hour with thundering, roaring, screaming sound and stunning aerobatics that will blow you away!Filmed over the Nevada desert with unprecedented access to military procedures, the film features an enormous armada of aircraft!

  • Transsiberian [2008] Transsiberian | DVD | (02/03/2009) from £2.76  |  Saving you £15.23 (84.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Set on the infamous trans-siberian express train this thriller follows a couple who are trying to mend their relationship with an adventure from China to Moscow. However on meeting with another travelling couple things go wrong for the pair and the adventure turns into a thrilling rollercoaster ride!

  • Bill Cunningham New York [DVD] Bill Cunningham New York | DVD | (09/04/2012) from £5.29  |  Saving you £10.70 (66.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soires for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Anna Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

  • The American Civil War The American Civil War | DVD | (07/10/2002) from £99.95  |  Saving you £-49.96 (-99.90%)  |  RRP £49.99

    The most successful public-television miniseries in American history, the 11-hour American Civil War defined what has since become known as the "Ken Burns approach"--voice-over narrators reading letters and documents dramatically and stating the writer's name at their conclusion, fresh live footage of places juxtaposed with still images (photographs, paintings, maps, prints), anecdotal interviews, and romantic musical scores taken from the era he depicts. The American Civil War uses all of these devices to evoke atmosphere and resurrect an event that many knew only from stale history books. While Burns is a historian, a researcher, and a documentarian, he's above all a gifted storyteller, and it's his narrative powers that give this chronicle its beauty, overwhelming emotion, and devastating horror. Using the words of old letters, eloquently read by a variety of celebrities, the stories of historians like Shelby Foote and rare, stained photos, Burns allows us not only to learn and understand history, but also to feel and experience it. --Dave McCoy

  • Secret Army - Series 1-3 [DVD] Secret Army - Series 1-3 | DVD | (01/01/2010) from £38.98  |  Saving you £36.01 (48.00%)  |  RRP £74.99

    The complete classic BBC TV series about the struggles of the Low Countries population during their occupation by the Nazi's during World War II.

  • The Red Balloon/White Mane The Red Balloon/White Mane | DVD | (22/09/2008) from £7.48  |  Saving you £7.51 (50.10%)  |  RRP £14.99

    The Red Balloon and White Mane remain timeless and wonderful children's classics. Unseen for years these award-winning short fi lms have been recently restored so as to present them in the best possible picture quality. The two films were both directed by the award-winning Albert Lamorisse a man who the New York Times has described as ...a remarkable artist: one of the cinema's best poets and a fearless explorer of the scary and exhilarating outbacks of the imagination. The Red Balloon: The award-winning and critically acclaimed fantasy short film directed by Albert Lamorisse follows the relationship between a little boy and a red balloon with a mind of its own that he befriends on the Parisian streets. Widely recognised as one of the most important films in children's cinema this 1956 classic is the only dialogue-free film to win an Oscar for Best Screenplay. White Mane: The 1953 French classic and winner of the 1958 Palme D'Or at Cannes tells the tale of a boy who tames a wild stallion called White Mane. Filmed in the marshes of the Camargue in south-west France White Mane is a beautiful journey into the wilderness that remains a groundbreaking work of children's cinema to this day.

  • Pink Floyd - The Making of The Dark Side Of The Moon [2003] Pink Floyd - The Making of The Dark Side Of The Moon | DVD | (01/12/2008) from £7.59  |  Saving you £3.40 (30.90%)  |  RRP £10.99

    The most phenomenal recording in rock & roll history is thoroughly examined in Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon. The Floyd's 1973 masterpiece remained on bestseller charts for nearly 14 years, and its enduring importance is honoured here by all four members of Pink Floyd and key personnel (engineer Alan Parsons, mixing supervisor Chris Thomas, sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson and others) who played essential roles in the landmark album's creation.Produced for the Classic Albums series, this thorough and thought-provoking study highlights a track-by-track dissection of the LP's master tapes (including the spoken-word passages that bookend the album), superbly interlaced with archival footage, early demo tapes, concert animations and latter-day acoustic performances by David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Richard Wright to demonstrate each track's contribution to the final mix--a sonic exploration that extends to the illuminating bonus features. Informative interviews abound (including Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke), and much-deserved credit is given to saxophonist Dick Parry, solo vocalist Clare Torry and former Columbia Records chairman Bhaskar Menon, who fostered the album's US commercial success. For Floyd fans, musicians and studio technicians alike, this is a must-have addition to any DVD library. --Jeff Shannon

  • Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City [DVD] Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City | DVD | (20/02/2012) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Historian and author, Simon Sebag Montefiore presents a fascinating series on Jerusalem: the place where God meets man, the shrine of three faiths - Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and the most fought over city in history. Montefiore explains how Jerusalem - established by King David 3,000 years ago was fought for and shaped by Kings and Emperors and how the holiness of the city was intensified by myths and fables, borrowed and refined between religions. He then explores how this peerlessly beautiful city rose from a crumbling ruin after the crusades to become a world centre of Islamic pilgrimage, the object of rivalry between Christian nations, a holy refuge for Jews from all over the world and, ultimately, the site of one of the world's most intractable conflicts.

  • History of Ireland [DVD] History of Ireland | DVD | (16/05/2011) from £5.17  |  Saving you £19.82 (79.30%)  |  RRP £24.99

    History of Ireland will be the definitive account of the island's remarkable past for this generation. Based on the latest historical research this provocative series will chart turbulent change from the earliest prehistoric communities to the present day shedding new light on Ireland's relationships with Britain and continental Europe debunking long held myths about Irish history.

  • The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzimiya [Blu-ray] The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzimiya | Blu Ray | (20/02/2012) from £18.35  |  Saving you £6.64 (26.60%)  |  RRP £24.99

    A hidden power, when flesh becomes metal! When a young boy on a peaceful island becomes the victim of a terrorist attack, he transforms into Xam'd, a powerful mecha capable of extreme power. Now he must discover the depth of his power and the role he plays in a world where metal and rock meet flesh, desire, and destiny. From studio bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka Seven)

  • Hinge and Bracket Gala Evenings Hinge and Bracket Gala Evenings | DVD | (04/02/2008) from £13.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (25.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Starring George Logan and Patrick Fyffe these inspirational cross-dressing performers enchanted audiences throughout the 70s and early 80s with their slightly catty dialogues and renditions of the works by such luminaries as Noel Coward Ivor Novello and Gilbert & Sullivan. This double DVD set contains the seven legendary concerts by Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket.

  • 1 - Life On The Limit [Blu-ray] 1 - Life On The Limit | Blu Ray | (17/03/2014) from £8.89  |  Saving you £14.10 (61.30%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Narrated by Michael Fassbender 1: Life on the Limit is an action documentary that evokes the glamour speed danger and excitement of the golden age of Formula 1. In an era when the sport was terrifyingly dangerous the drivers were revered as rock stars with charisma and raw talent however many of them paid the ultimate price. Those who survived racing at this time became leaders standing up to save lives in a sport that was stealing them at a tragic rate. Special Features: Interview with Director Paul Crowder

  • Titanic: 100 Years Below -  DVD and Compendium Collection Titanic: 100 Years Below - DVD and Compendium Collection | DVD | (02/04/2012) from £8.05  |  Saving you £6.94 (46.30%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Titanic DVDBuilding The TitanicThe construction of the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic needed an army of workers and the resources of a purpose built town with specially built docks to assemble it. This revealing programme tells the forgotten story of Belfast’s ‘Titanic Town’ and what it took to build the largest passenger steamship in the world.Titanic’s Final Moments: Missing PiecesJoin a team of historians, marine architects and engineers for an incredible expedition to the actual wreck site of RMS Titanic, 2 miles beneath the surface of the cold Atlantic Ocean. Watch as they make an extraordinary discovery that will rewrite the story of Titanic’s final moments.64-PAGE Titanic Compendium (Book)From its origins, construction and launch, through to the improbable yet deadly combination of events that contributed to its sinking, this gripping 64-page compendium takes an in-depth look at the tragic story of the passenger ship that never completed its maiden voyage. Packed full of rare archive photographs and newspaper clippings, this brilliantly written compendium tells the full story of the ship that has captivated us all since that fateful night a century ago.

  • Simon Amstell - Numb Live [DVD] Simon Amstell - Numb Live | DVD | (25/11/2013) from £4.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    “You wake up... and it just gets darker.”;This is Simon Amstell’s stand-up show ‘NUMB’ recorded live at the BBC.;Following an international tour including a seven week residency in New York City Amstell returned to London for this final performance. Also on this disc an extended interview with Alan Yentob and the short documentary ‘Numb in New York’.;“Simon Amstell has a gift for taking a social norm and gently mocking it until it seems utterly ridiculous. Highly literate... an endearing mixture of off handed candor and sharp wit. Such ease and understatement makes him very good company.”;The New York Times;Extras;Numb In New York Interview With Alan Yentob

  • Celebration Day [2CD+PAL DVD--DVD Case] [2012] Celebration Day | DVD | (19/11/2012) from £17.25  |  Saving you £2.70 (13.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

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