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The Railway Children | Blu Ray | (03/05/2010)
from £11.44 | Saving you £8.55 (42.80%) | RRP
Starring Jenny Agutter as the oldest daughter of an Edwardian family thrown on hard times when their father is wrongly sent to prison. The Railway Children avert a train disaster save an imperiled steeple chaser and reunite an exiled Russian with his wife all with equal enterprise. Based on the novel by Edith Nesbit.
Pride and Prejudice | Blu Ray | (17/05/2010)
from £7.87 | Saving you £12.12 (60.60%) | RRP
A romance ahead of its time... The five Bennet sisters - Elizabeth or Lizzie (Keira Knightley) Jane (Rosamund Pike) Lydia (Jena Malone) Mary (Talulah Riley) and Kitty (Carey Mulligan) - have all been raised by their mother with one purpose in life - finding a husband. However the second eldest Lizzie can think of 100 reasons not to marry. When Mrs Bennet hears the exciting news that a wealthy bachelor and his circle of sophisticated friends are to take up summer residence in a nearby mansion the Bennets are abuzz with the hope that potential suitors will be in full supply. Obligingly the newcomer Mr Charles Bingley is immediately taken with the eldest Jane. However when Lizzie meets up with the darkly handsome and snobbish Mr Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) what seems like a match made in heaven quickly becomes divided by pride and prejudice. Can they get past this and can Lizzie finally find a reason to marry?
Tokyo Story (Blu-ray + DVD) | Blu Ray | (19/07/2010)
from £8.29 | Saving you £11.70 (58.50%) | RRP
Yasujiro Ozu's most enduring masterpiece Tokyo Story is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty expectation and regret. From the simple tale of the elderly Hirayma couple's visit to Tokyo to see their grown-up children Ozu draws a compelling contrast between the measured dignity of age and the hurried insensitivity of a younger generation. A constant fixture of critics' polls Tokyo Story is now available for the first time on Blu-ray from the BFI. Also contains full length feature Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family a sharp critique of bourgeois frivolity as an extra.
It's A Wonderful Life (Colourised) | Blu Ray | (08/11/2010)
from £10.89 | Saving you £9.10 (45.50%) | RRP
Light up your Christmas this year with this timeless classic starring the unforgettable James Stewart as George Bailey and featuring a superb ensemble cast including Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. Regarded as a cinematic masterpiece and one of the most popular films of all time It's a Wonderful Life is the very definition of the Christmas feel good family film. For the first time this acclaimed favourite has been re-mastered in glorious colour providing you with the option of enjoying the film in its original black and white form and now in full colour. This high spirited Christmas classic directed by the legendary Frank Capra ranks among fans and film critics alike as one of the most universally loved films ever made.
Lourdes | Blu Ray | (12/07/2010)
from £8.65 | Saving you £11.34 (56.70%) | RRP
Jessica Hausner's (Lovely Rita Hotel) third feature tells the story of a pilgrimage to Lourdes. Among the pilgrims are sufferers of various illnesses as well as others in good health. They undertake the journey in hope of finding spiritual comfort or bodily cure. Sylvie Testud (La Vie en Rose) takes the central role of Christine a multiple sclerosis sufferer and religious sceptic who travels more for companionship than in hope of a miracle. But as the trip develops her lack of faith is tested with the hope of a new life whilst around her the affectations and jealousies of the assorted entourage of religious officials and fellow sufferers are being exposed.
Secretariat | Blu Ray | (28/03/2011)
from £22.09 | Saving you £0.90 (3.90%) | RRP
The "greatest racehorse of all time" mantle fits easily around the neck of Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner. So why not a movie version of this champion's life? Secretariat begins in the late '60s, with some good behind-the-scenes material on how thoroughbreds come to be (there's flavorful atmosphere inside the horsey world, including an account of Secretariat's ownership being decided by a coin flip as part of an old-school agreement). A highly lacquered Diane Lane plays Penny Chenery, the inheritor of her father's stables, who segues from being an all-American mom to running a major horse-racing franchise; reliable character-actor support comes in the form of John Malkovich, as a gaudily outfitted trainer, and Margo Martindale, as Chenery's assistant. Screenwriter Mike Rich and director Randall Wallace must do some heavy lifting to make Lane's privileged millionaire into some sort of underdog--luckily, the hidebound traditions of the male-dominated racing scene provide some sources of outrage. The need to stack the deck even more leads the movie into its more contrived scenes, unfortunately, as though we needed dastardly villains in order to root for Penny and her horse. Meanwhile, attempts to reach for a little Seabiscuit-style social relevance don't come off, and a curious religious undertone might make you wonder whether we're meant to assume that God chose Secretariat over some less-deserving equine. The actual excitement of the races can't be denied, however, and Secretariat's awe-inspiring win at the Belmont Stakes remains a jaw-dropping, still-unequaled display of domination in that event. And maybe in sports. --Robert Horton