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  • Tyson Tyson | DVD | (06/04/2009) from £3.38  |  Saving you £15.50 (77.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    James Toback's boxing documentary Tyson which chronicles the illustrious but often troubled life of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

  • X-Files - I Want To Believe (1-Disc Edition) X-Files - I Want To Believe (1-Disc Edition) | DVD | (24/11/2008) from £2.40  |  Saving you £16.10 (80.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The supernatural thriller is a stand-alone story in the tradition of some of the show's most acclaimed and beloved episodes and takes the always-complicated relationship between Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson) in unexpected directions. Mulder continues his unshakable quest for the truth and Scully the passionate ferociously intelligent physician remains inextricably tied to Mulder's pursuits.

  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room [2006] Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room | DVD | (09/09/2007) from £5.00  |  Saving you £10.54 (52.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    It's just business... This searing examination of the Enron accounting scandal reveals the psychology of greed and corporate corruption that facilitated the company's rise to power and also its fall. When Enron went bankrupt in 2001 the principals walked away millionaires--but later faced legal proceedings and jail sentences. Meanwhile many employees and investors were left with nothing not even their retirement savings. Shedding light on the new economy of the 1990s when predictions and book-cooking flourished without actual profits the film shows how it was not Enron alone but a network of bankers traders and accountants who turned a blind eye to the company's clearly suspicious numbers. CEO Ken Lay and top dogs Jeff Skilling and Andy Fastow give candid interviews that illustrate their skill at deflecting hard questions and egotistically boasting about the company's success. In one of the company's cold and calculated moves - which caused the California power outages and lead to the ousting of governor Gray Davis - Enron employees are shown laughing at forest fires. Unbelievable footage of employees reveals unbridled greed lust for risk-taking and guiltless cheating all while thinking they could never be caught. Finally a few brave whistle-blowers stepped forward including Bethany McLean author of the Enron novel upon which this film is based who wrote an article in Fortune magazine calling the company's bluff. A remarkable documentary which packages the events of the scandal into a cohesive story this is one film not to miss!

  • Capturing The Friedmans [2004] Capturing The Friedmans | DVD | (26/07/2004) from £7.49  |  Saving you £12.50 (62.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A Sundance Grand Jury prize-winner and a true conversation starter, Capturing the Friedmans travels into one apparently ordinary Long Island family's heart of darkness. Arnold and Elaine Friedman had a normal life with their three sons until Arnold was arrested on multiple (and increasingly lurid) charges of child abuse. Because the Friedmans had documented their own lives with copious home movies, filmmaker Andrew Jarecki is able to sift through their material looking for clues. Yet what emerges is more surreal than fiction: the youngest Friedman son went to jail; the eldest became a birthday-party clown. In the end, we can't be sure whether Arnold Friedman is a monstrous child molester or the victim of railroading. The portrait of a disconnected family is deeply disturbing, either way, and this film is further proof that a documentary can be just as spellbinding as anything a great storyteller dreams up. --Robert Horton On the DVD:Like the film itself, the bonus disc that accompanies Capturing the Friedmans asks a lot of questions, offers a few pertinent answers, and leaves a legacy of mystery in a case that many never be fully solved. What really happened in the basement of the Friedman home in Great Neck, New York? Is Jesse as guilty as his father in the notorious case of child molestation? Additional excerpts of the Friedmans' home movies only deepen the uncertainty we feel after viewing the film, and video footage from two early premiere screenings demonstrates that emotions will continue to run high as long as lingering doubts remain. The "altercation" at the New York premiere is actually rather benign, but only because filmmaker Andrew Jarecki kept the crowd under control before arguments could boil over; at the Great Neck premiere, the case's judge gets a chance to comment on facts that the film omitted while praising its overall veracity. Uncut footage of the prosecution's star witness makes it clear that the case was on shaky ground; even more than in the film proper, this witness (whose face is hidden in shadow) comes off as marginally credible at best, and at worst a vindictive liar, further suggesting serious weaknesses in the prosecution's case. On a lighter note, "Just a Clown"--the film Jarecki was making when he discovered the true scope of the Friedman story--is a delightful portrait of New York party clowns and their reigning king, David Friedman, whose business thrives as he caters to wealthy Manhattanites. It's clear proof that Jarecki's a gifted documentarian. A featurette about Andrea Morricone (son of the great film composer Ennio Morricone) highlights his creation of the film's evocative score. Returning to the Friedman case, an interactive dossier of Friedman-related media delves deeper into the lives and personalities of this dysfunctional American family, and "Jesse's Life Today" examines the ex-convict's relatively upbeat recovery from 13 years in prison for a crime he allegedly didn't commit. For armchair detectives, an extensive menu of pertinent documents are provided as DVD-ROM content, the most fascinating being Arthur Friedman's confessional "My Story," a psychologist's assessment of alleged vic! tims, and a curiously revealing "Friedman family contract." Taken together, these and other documents add even more complexity to the film's compelling, Rashomon-like study of truth. --Jeff Shannon

  • 20th Century Boys 20th Century Boys | DVD | (04/05/2009) from £4.98  |  Saving you £9.10 (45.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    20th Century Boys seems to have been inspired in parts of the story by the works of Stephen King containing allusions to It and The Stand. However the story draws allusions mostly from rock and roll with its title based on T. Rex's famous song 20th Century Boy. In 1969 Kenji an elementary school kid and his friends built a secret base during their summer holidays. They fantasized that they had to fight villains who were out to conquer the world and wrote them in the Book of Prophecies. Years later in 1997 Kenji becomes a convenience store manager and leads a regular life after giving up his dreams to become a rock star. His boring life is suddenly turned upside down when his old classmate dies mysteriously and an entire family in the neighbourhood disappears. At the same time a religious cult and its mysterious leader Friend emerges and a strange chain of events duplicating exactly the events described in the Book of Prophecies follow. Is this the beginning of the end of the world? Who is 'Friend'?

  • Jar City Jar City | DVD | (30/01/2013) from £15.89  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Jar City

  • Religulous [DVD] [2008] Religulous | DVD | (13/07/2009) from £4.79  |  Saving you £8.20 (63.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Helmed by Borat Director Larry Charles Religulous follows Bill Maher as he investigates the facts influence and people of religion in this comedic look at some of the most powerful institutions in the world.

  • Tupac - Resurrection [2004] Tupac - Resurrection | DVD | (13/09/2004) from £4.66  |  Saving you £11.33 (70.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Seen as one of the most colourful and much loved personalities in the hip-hop music industry Tupac Shakur the legend now lives on in this definitive documentary. Meticulously assembled from seemingly innumerable sources this documentary begins on the street corners of Compton- Los Angeles and tells the tale of the rise and fall of one of the most inspirational music artists of the 90s. It is a frank portrait of a young man who rose from a life of adversity into a global icon who tou

  • Bowling For Columbine [2002] Bowling For Columbine | DVD | (01/05/2013) from £2.60  |  Saving you £17.23 (86.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    An Oscar-winning documentary based around a 1999 massacre at an American High School in Colorado, Bowling for Columbine is filmmaker Michael Moore's take on the culture of firearms violence that is, apparently, peculiar to the USA. Significantly, this is no detective investigation into the psychology and motives of the two students who randomly opened fire on their classmates, killing 12 of them--Moore regards such particulars as practically irrelevant--rather, it's an attempt to counter the moral panic and right-wing diagnoses that followed the massacre, with the likes of rock star Marilyn Manson blamed by some. Using a mixture of roving interviews, statistics, historical documentary footage, cartoon animation and the set-ups familiar to fans of his TV Nation series, Moore teases out appalling truths about gun proliferation in America. He's able to obtain a rifle by opening a bank account and shows that the bullets used in the Columbine massacre were still available at KMart--until he confronts their management with victims of the shootings. But it's not just gun proliferation that's the problem. Canada, Moore discovers, is similarly rife with firearms yet has a far lower murder rate. The problem with the US, Moore believes, is an irrational climate of fear that has driven the country to reactionary extremes since the days of the pioneers, persuading citizens that they need to be armed to the teeth. In a film short on lowlights, the highlight is Moore's confrontation with NRA President Charlton Heston. Moore's deceptively genial, shambling, regular American dude appearance (as well as his NRA membership) wins Heston's confidence and Moore teases from the actor an inadvertently racist slip of the tongue, before turning up the heat, at which point Heston terminates the interview. In this moment, the sort of anger Moore demonstrated at the 2003 Academy Awards ceremony surfaces briefly as he brandishes a picture of a gunshot victim to the retreating Heston. Funny, shrewd, righteous, hard to deny, Bowling for Columbine is uncomfortable and irresistible filmmaking. --David Stubbs

  • The Armstrong Lie [DVD] The Armstrong Lie | DVD | (02/06/2014) from £2.30  |  Saving you £17.69 (88.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In 2009 Academy Award -winning director Alex Gibney (2007 Best Documentary Taxi to the Dark Side) was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong's comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted and re-opened after Armstrong's confession. The Armstrong Lie picks up in 2013 after Armstrong was stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles and presents a riveting insider's view of the unravelling of the greatest deception in sports history.

  • Aileen: Life And Death Of A Serial Killer [2003] Aileen: Life And Death Of A Serial Killer | DVD | (29/03/2004) from £9.38  |  Saving you £5.94 (29.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    We have evil in us, all of us do, and my evil just happened to come out because of the circumstances," said serial killer Aileen Wuornos in an interview conducted shortly before her execution in 2002. Director Nick Broomfield, in this sequel to his previous documentary Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer, delves further into Wuornos's horrific childhood (including an interview with her biological mother) and follows the appeals process as her case goes through its final efforts. But the movie's core are the fascinating, devastating interviews with Wuornos herself, alternately lucid and delusional as she obsesses about the police, whom she believes allowed her murders to happen to increase the potential for profit from movies and books about the case. Anyone who's seen Monster, based on Wuornos's story, will find the real woman even more compelling and frightening than Charlise Theron's award-winning portrayal. --Bret Fetzer

  • The End - Confessions Of A Cockney Gangster [DVD] The End - Confessions Of A Cockney Gangster | DVD | (08/06/2009) from £4.79  |  Saving you £8.20 (63.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Against the background of the East End of London first time filmmaker Nicola Collins explores the fascinating complexity of the lives of her father and his friends; infamous criminals that shaped their war torn environment into a violent underworld. The End is a story never before been told of a group of men with a common bond. They were all born in the East End of London into poverty striving for a better life they all found that life in crime. Unashamed and unapologetic these men live their lives defined by a code of honour. The End reveals the bloody history and the confessions of the cockney gangster.

  • Taxi to the Dark Side Taxi to the Dark Side | DVD | (30/06/2008) from £5.99  |  Saving you £4.00 (40.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    From the director of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Alex Gibney's Taxi To The Darkside is a gripping investigation into the reckless abuse of power by the Bush Administration. By probing the homicide of an innocent taxi driver at the Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan the film exposes a worldwide policy of detention and interrogation that condones torture and the abrogation of human rights. This disturbing and often brutal film is the most incisive examination to date of the Bush Administration's willingness in its prosecution of the ""war on terror "" to undermine the essence of the rule of law. The film asks and answers a key question: what happens when a few men expand the wartime powers of the executive to undermine the very principles on which the United States was founded. Incorporating rare and never-before-seen images from inside the Bagram Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay prisons and interviews with former government officials such as John Yoo Alberto Mora and Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson interrogators prison guards New York Times reporters Tim Golden and Carlotta Gall (who wrote the first stories about the homicides in Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan) and the families of tortured prisoners the film dissects the progression of the Administration's policy on torture from the secret role of key administration figures such as Dick Cheney Alberto Gonzales and others to the soldiers in the field. In the face of thousands of prisoners passing through the system an astonishing number of admitted homicides and a hastily drafted law - the Military Commissions Act - that grants immunity to government officials for crimes against humanity while denying the fundamental right of habeas corpus to others Taxi to the Dark Side forces us to ask why in the face of so much evidence of the ineffectiveness of cruelty as a means of obtaining information we sought to insist on its use? Have we by pursuing such ruthless means lost the moral high ground in the war on terror and made ourselves less safe? Even more important have we compromised our own sense of humanity our democratic values and our effectiveness as a world leader?

  • Savage Grace Savage Grace | DVD | (10/11/2008) from £9.90  |  Saving you £6.51 (32.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Julianne Moore stars in Savage Grace - a dramatisation of the shocking Barbara Daly Baekeland murder case which happened in a posh London flat on Friday 17 November 1972. The bloody crime caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic and remains one of the most memorable American Tragedies. Based on the Natalie Robins book.

  • Fahrenheit 9/11 [2004] Fahrenheit 9/11 | DVD | (18/10/2004) from £3.00  |  Saving you £9.99 (50.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    To anyone who truly understands what it means to be an American, Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 should be seen as a triumph of patriotic freedom. Rarely has the First Amendment been exercised with such fervour and forthrightness of purpose. After subjecting himself to charges of factual errors in his gun-lobby exposé Bowling for Columbine, Moore armed himself with a platoon of reputable fact-checkers, an abundance of indisputable film and video footage, and his own ironically comedic sense of righteous indignation, with the singular intention of toppling the war-ravaged administration of President George W. Bush. It's the Bush presidency that Moore, with his provocative array of facts and figures, blames for corporate corruption, senseless death, unnecessary war, and political favouritism toward Osama Bin Laden's family and Saudi oil partners following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Moore's incendiary film earned Palme d'Or honours at Cannes and a predictable legion of detractors, but do yourself a favour: ignore those who condemn the film without seeing it, and let the facts speak for themselves. By honouring American soldiers and the victims of 9/11 while condemning Bush's rationale for war in Iraq, Fahrenheit 9/11 may actually succeed in turning the tides of history. --Jeff Shannon

  • The Imposter [Blu-ray] The Imposter | Blu Ray | (18/11/2013) from £7.29  |  Saving you £14.70 (66.80%)  |  RRP £21.99

    In 1994 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay disappears from his home in Texas. Three years later he is found in Spain disorientated and quivering with fear. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not what it seems. Whilst he bears many of the same distinguishing marks and tattoos the boy looks decidedly different and now speaks with a strange accent. Why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this astonishing true story takes an even stranger turn. A worldwide Box Office sensation The Imposter is a gripping edge-of-your-seat thriller that proves that truth is far stranger than fiction.

  • Telstar [DVD] [2008] Telstar | DVD | (28/09/2009) from £5.39  |  Saving you £10.60 (66.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Biographical drama about Joe Meek songwriter-producer behind numerous hits of the 60's.

  • Joy Division [2008] Joy Division | DVD | (25/08/2008) from £7.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (60.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Control told the story of Ian Curtis Joy Division is the story of the band! Told for the very fist time by the band and the people that worked closest with them this is a chronolgocial account of one of the most influential British groups of all time!

  • Bowling For Columbine : Special Edition (Two Disc Set) [2002] Bowling For Columbine : Special Edition (Two Disc Set) | DVD | (20/10/2003) from £5.39  |  Saving you £14.60 (73.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    An Oscar-winning documentary based on a 1999 massacre at an American High School in Colorado, Bowling for Columbine is film-maker Michael Moore's take on the culture of firearms violence that is, apparently, peculiar to the USA. Significantly, this is no detective investigation into the psychology and motives of the two students who randomly opened fire on their classmates, killing 12 of them; Moore regards such particulars as practically irrelevant. Rather, it's an attempt to counter the moral panic and right-wing diagnoses that followed the massacre, with people such as rock star Marilyn Manson blamed by some. Using a mixture of roving interviews, statistics, historical documentary footage, cartoon animation and the set-ups familiar to fans of his TV Nation series, Moore teases out appalling truths about gun proliferation in America. He's able to obtain a rifle by opening a bank account and shows that the bullets used in the Columbine massacre were still available at K-Mart--until he confronts their management with victims of the shootings. But it's not just gun proliferation that's the problem. Canada, Moore discovers, is similarly rife with firearms yet has a far lower murder rate. The problem with the US, Moore believes, is an irrational climate of fear that has driven the country to reactionary extremes since the days of the pioneers, persuading citizens that they need to be armed to the teeth. In a film short on lowlights, the highlight is Moore's confrontation with NRA President Charlton Heston. Moore's deceptively genial, shambling, regular American dude appearance (as well as his NRA membership) wins Heston's confidence and Moore teases from the actor an inadvertently racist slip of the tongue, before turning up the heat, at which point Heston terminates the interview. In this moment, the sort of anger Moore demonstrated at the 2003 Academy Awards ceremony surfaces briefly as he brandishes a picture of a gunshot victim to the retreating Heston. Funny, shrewd, righteous, hard to deny, Bowling for Columbine is uncomfortable and irresistible film-making. --David Stubbs On the DVD: This two-disc special edition of Bowling for Columbine contains an updated voice-over introduction from Michael Moore on the first disc, as well as a direct-to-camera talk on the second disc in which he discusses reactions to the film and his reaction to winning an Oscar. (He has to recite his celebrated acceptance speech because the Academy refused permission for him to show a clip.) Other extras are good, thoughtful, funny and provocative interviews with ex-Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart and with film critic Charlie Rose, plus a moving return to Littleton, Colorado--home of Columbine High School--to find out what local people thought of the documentary. --Mark Walker

  • 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.

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