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  • Oh! What a Lovely War Oh! What a Lovely War | DVD | (23/01/2007) from £3.49  |  Saving you £12.50 (78.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The tragedy of World War I is redefined in bawdy music-hall terms presented as the ""new attraction"" at the Brighton Amusement Pier complete with syrupy cheer-up songs shooting galleries free prizes and a scoreboard toting up the dead The Story focuses mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) whose five sons enlist and end up as cannon fodder. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching songs of the soldiers and many scenes portray some o

  • Untouchable [DVD] Untouchable | DVD | (04/02/2013) from £5.71  |  Saving you £14.28 (71.40%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Driss (Omar Sy), a Senegalese man living in a Paris slum, applies for a job as caretaker to a wealthy quadriplegic, but all he wants is to get his paper stamped so he can get benefits. Despite his lack of qualifications, he lands the job because of his attitude: Philippe (François Cluzet), the quadriplegic, wants a caretaker who will look at him without pity. As Driss reluctantly learns to move, feed, and clean Philippe, the two men discover a blunt but vital humour that not only bridges the cultural and class divide between them, but gives Philippe a renewed joy in life. It's easy to see what made Untouchable such a massive success in France; the movie has the sweet sincerity and uplifting conclusion that make for a classic feel-good experience. The chemistry between the two leads is undeniable, and Sy--who won the French equivalent of the Oscar for his role--is a dynamic and charismatic performer, while Cluzet's understated performance conveys Philippe's frustrations. The movie doesn't dig too deeply into the struggles of life as a quadriplegic or the struggles of life among the inner-city poor, so when Untouchable ends it's not likely to leave a lasting impression, but that doesn't get in the way of its immediate charm and warmth. --Bret Fetzer

  • The Matrix/Matrix Reloaded/Matrix Revolutions [Blu-ray] [1999] The Matrix/Matrix Reloaded/Matrix Revolutions | Blu Ray | (24/11/2008) from £9.00  |  Saving you £30.99 (77.50%)  |  RRP £39.99

    The definite three disc Blu-ray set. The Complete Matrix Trilogy features all three films in the trilogy together for the first time ever in stunning high definition with a newly re-mastered picture and sound for The Matrix. Also included is the companion piece The Matrix Revisited two new audio commentaries on each film Enter the Matrix video game footage deep-delving featurettes/ documentaries and much more! The Matrix: Perception: The Everyday World is Real. Reality: That World is a hoax an elaborate deception spun by all-powerful machines of artificial intelligence that control us. Mind blowing stunts. Techno-slamming visuals. Megakick action. Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne lead the fight to free humankind in The Matrix the cyber thriller that you will watch again and again. Written and Directed by the Wachowski brothers (Bound) the story sears the special effects stake out new movie-making territory - the movie leaves you breathless. The Matrix Reloaded: Neo and the leaders of the human resistance discover that Sentinels are burrowing their way towards Zion. Estimating they have perhaps just 72 hours until an all-out assault Neo must return back into the Matrix and find the keymaker to gain access to the mainframe to ensure human survival... The Matrix Revolutions: In this final explosive third installment of the Matrix trilogy the city of Zion last bastion of the human race defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo attempts to fulfill his prophecy as 'The One'. As the Machine Army wages devastation on Zion its citizens mount an aggressive defense - but can they stave off the relentless swarm of Sentinels long enough for Neo adrift in a no man's land between the Matrix and the Machine world to harness the full extent of his powers and end the war?

  • Band Of Brothers [DVD] Band Of Brothers | DVD | (04/10/2010) from £13.60  |  Saving you £25.49 (63.70%)  |  RRP £39.99

    From this day to the ending of the world we in it shall be remembered. We few we happy few we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. Based on the book by historian Stephen Ambrose this ten part series at '87 million the most expensive TV production ever follows the US 101st Airborne Division's E 'Easy' Company from initial training through operations involving D-Day Market Garden and the Battle Of The Bulge across Holland Belgium Germany and Austria until the end of the war. Episodes Comprise: 1. Currahee 2. Day Of Days 3. Carentan 4. Replacements 5. Crossroads 6. Bastogne 7. The Breaking Point 8. The Last Patrol 9. Why We Fight 10. Points

  • The Lunchbox [DVD] The Lunchbox | DVD | (14/07/2014) from £9.99  |  Saving you £6.00 (37.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Saajan (Irrfan Khan) a Mumbai office worker nearing retirement is delivered the wrong lunch by a dabbawala. Young housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) had intended it for her emotionally indifferent husband. To Saajan's surprise the food is a vast improvement on his usual meal. When he finds a note from Ila enclosed with another meal he decides to write back. So begins Ritesh Batra's exquisite comedy-drama.

  • A Bridge Too Far [1977] A Bridge Too Far | DVD | (29/07/2005) from £3.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (69.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    This massive 1977 adaptation by director Richard Attenborough (Gandhi) of Cornelius Ryan's novel features an all-star cast in an epic rendering of a daring but ultimately disastrous raid behind enemy lines in Holland during the Second World War. A lengthy and exhaustive look at the mechanics of warfare and the price and futility of war, the film is almost too large for its aims but manages to be both picaresque and affecting, particularly in the performance of James Caan. The impressive cast includes Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Dirk Bogarde, Sean Connery, and Liv Ullmann among others. While not a classic war film, it nevertheless manages to be a consistently interesting and exciting adventure. --Robert Lane, Amazon.com

  • Saving Private Ryan [1998] Saving Private Ryan | DVD | (06/11/2000) from £3.65  |  Saving you £12.34 (77.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Since its release in 1998, Steven Spielberg's D-Day drama Saving Private Ryan has become hugely influential: everything, from the opening sequence of Gladiator ("Saving Marcus Aurelius") to the marvellous 10-hour TV series Band of Brothers, has been made in its shadow. There have been many previous attempts to recreate the D-Day landings on screen (notably, the epic The Longest Day), but thanks to Spielberg's freewheeling hand-held camerawork, Ryan was the first time an audience really felt like they were there, storming up Omaha Beach in the face of withering enemy fire. After the indelible opening sequence, however, the film is not without problems. The story, though based on an American Civil War incident, feels like it was concocted simply to fuel Spielberg's sentimental streak. In standard Hollywood fashion the Germans remain a faceless foe (with the exception of one charmless character who turns out to be both a coward and a turncoat); and the Tom Hanks-led platoon consists of far too many stereotypes: the doughty Sergeant; the thick-necked Private; the Southern man religious sniper; the cowardly Corporal. Matt Damon seems improbably clean-cut as the titular Private in need of rescue (though that may well be the point); and why do they all run straight up that hill towards an enemy machine gun post anyway? Some non-US critics have complained that Ryan portrays only the American D-Day experience, but it is an American film made and financed by Americans after all. Accepting both its relatively narrow remit and its lachrymose inclinations, Saving Private Ryan deserves its place in the pantheon of great war pictures. On the DVD: Saving Private Ryan on disc comes in a good-quality anamorphic 1.85:1 transfer with a suitably dynamic Dolby Digital 5.1 sound mix in which bullets fly all around your living room. Extra features are pretty minimal, with a standard 30-minute "making of" piece called "Into the Breach" and two trailers. There are text notes on the cast and crew as well as the production, and a brief message from Mr Spielberg himself about why he decided to make the movie. --Mark Walker

  • The World At War [DVD] The World At War | DVD | (20/09/2010) from £15.00  |  Saving you £64.99 (81.20%)  |  RRP £79.99

    The World At War: The Ultimate Restored Edition (11 Discs)

  • The Tin Drum [Dual Format Edition] [DVD] The Tin Drum | DVD | (30/01/2012) from £7.99  |  Saving you £22.00 (73.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or and the Best Foreign Film Oscar, and adapted from one of the major works of postwar German literature (whose author later won the Nobel Prize), few films have such a powerhouse artistic pedigree.When Oskar Matzerath (the extraordinary David Bennent, just twelve at the time) receives a tin drum for his third birthday, he vows to stop growing there and then – and woe betide anyone who tries to take his beloved drum away from him, as he has a banshee shriek that can shatter glass. As a result, he retains a permanent child’s-eye perspective on the rise of Nazism as experienced through petit-bourgeois life in his native Danzig, the ‘free city’ claimed by both Germany and Poland whose invasion in 1939 helped kick-start World War II. With the help of Luis Buuel’s favourite screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrire, director Volker Schlndorff turns Gnter Grass’s magical-realist masterpiece into a carnivalesque frenzy of bizarre, grotesque yet unnervingly compelling images as Oskar turns his increasingly jaded eye and caustic tongue on the insane follies of the adult world that he refuses to join.Arrow Academy presents Volker Schlndorff’s masterpiece in its original theatrical version and the Director’s Cut, seen for the first time in the UK after its Cannes Film Festival premiere. Special Features: High Definition and Standard Definition presentation of the original theatrical version High Definition presentation of the Director’s Cut [Blu-ray only] New restoration of both the theatrical version and the brand new Director’s Cut approved by director Volker Schlndorff Brand new interview with Volker Schlndorff Comprehensive booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by George Lellis and Hans-Bernhard Moeller, authors of Volker Schlondorff's Cinema: Adaptation, Politics and the Movie-appropriate, as well as extracts from Volker Schlndorff’s diary, writing by Jean Claude Carrire and Gnter Grass, illustrated with archival stills. - More extras to be announced!

  • Petit Nicolas [DVD] Petit Nicolas | DVD | (18/02/2013) from £7.39  |  Saving you £8.60 (53.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A delightful family comedy based on the best-selling books chronicling the adventures of Nicolas, a mischievous French schoolboy. When Nicolas overhears his parents talking about a new arrival, he knows it can only mean one thing - a baby! Convinced they are making plans to abandon him in the forest to make room for his sibling he enlists the help of his fellow classmates to make sure he will survive. Offering a wonderful child's eye view of the world, this Gallic style Diary of a Wimpy Kid is bound to enchant children and parents alike.

  • Borgen: Season 3 [DVD] Borgen: Season 3 | DVD | (16/12/2013) from £14.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Can you attain power and still be yourself? Over two years have passed and Birgitte Nyborg is no longer the Prime Minister of Denmark. Disillusioned with the way her old party is heading she decides to try to make a comeback by publicly challenging the incumbent Party Chairman. Failing narrowly in this attempt Birgitte assesses her options and concludes that her only way back into politics is to start again and found a new political party. Forging an unlikely alliance with journalist Katrine Fønsmark who becomes her new media adviser and spokesman the third season of Borgenfollows the journey of Nyborg and her new party towards a taking a fresh shot at parliament and fighting her way back to power back to Borgen.

  • The Great Beauty [DVD] The Great Beauty | DVD | (13/01/2014) from £6.79  |  Saving you £9.20 (57.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Jep Gambardella a 65-year-old journalist and once promising novelist spends his easy life among Rome's high society in a swirl of rooftop parties and late-night soirees. But when he learns of the death of his friend's wife - a woman he loved as an 18-year-old - his life is thrown into perspective and he begins to see the world through new eyes. A dazzling dizzying mesmerising and hypnotic cinematic tour-de-force that has drawn comparisons with Italian greats such as La Dolce Vita and La Notte. A triumphant return to form for world-renowned visionary director Paulo Sorrentino (Il Divo This Must Be The Place). Starring the multi award-winning Toni Servillo (Il Divo Gomorrah). Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival 2013 the film was hotly tipped for the Palme d'Or.

  • FAUST (Masters of Cinema) (DVD & BLU-RAY DUAL FORMAT) FAUST (Masters of Cinema) (DVD & BLU-RAY DUAL FORMAT) | Blu Ray | (18/08/2014) from £10.49  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Shot in the UFA studios with a big movie star in the lead and all the special effects and production design resources any blockbuster of its time could wish for, FW Murnau's 1926 Faust represents a step up from his better-known Nosferatu. Oddly, Faust is a less familiar film than the vampire quickie and this release affords fans a chance to see what Murnau can do with an equally major fantasy story. Adapted neither from Marlowe's play Dr Faustus nor Goethe's verse drama, the script scrambles various elements of the legend and presents a Faust (Gosta Ekman) driven to summon the Devil by despair as a plague rages through the town, desperate to gain enough learning to help his neighbours. When this deal doesn't quite work out, because he is stoned by townsfolk who notice his sudden fear of the cross, Mephisto (Emil Jannings) offers Faust instead renewed youth and an opportunity to seduce a famously beautiful Italian noblewoman and then to return to his home village and get involved with the pure Gretchen (Camilla Horn). Like most versions of the story, it's episodic and some sections are stronger than others: the great stuff comes in the plague and initial deal sequences, though it picks up again for the tragic climax as Gretchen becomes the central figure and suffers horribly, freezing in the snows and burning at the stake. Jannings' devil, a gruesomely humorous slice of ham, is one of the great silent monster performances, reducing everyone else to a stick figure, and Murnau faces the challenge of topping his Nosferatu imagery by deploying a battalion of effects techniques to depict the many magical journeys, sudden appearances and transformations. On the DVD: Often seen in ragged, incomplete prints projected at the wrong speed, this is a decently restored version, running a full 115 minutes with a complete orchestral score. The original materials show some of the damage to be expected in a film of its vintage, but the transfer is excellent, displaying the imaginative art direction and camerawork to superb advantage. Aside from a nicely eerie menu, the sole extra is a full-length commentary originating in Australia: written by historian Peter Spooner but read by narrator Russell Cawthorne (who mispronounces the odd name). This provides an interesting wealth of background detail, such as Murnau's attempt to cast Hollywood's Lillian Gish as Gretchen, and delivers a balanced assessment of the film itself. --Kim Newman

  • A Bridge Too Far [Blu-ray] A Bridge Too Far | Blu Ray | (01/01/2009) from £6.49  |  Saving you £6.50 (50.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    A Bridge Too Far, Official UK region B release, includes trailers, 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio, widescreen 2:35:1

  • Band Of Brothers [Blu-ray] Band Of Brothers | Blu Ray | (04/10/2010) from £17.00  |  Saving you £32.99 (66.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    From this day to the ending of the world we in it shall be remembered. We few we happy few we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. From Academy Award winners Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg HBO presents the story of Easy Company - an elite team of U.S. paratroopers whose WWII exploits are as incredible as they are true. Based on the bestseller by Stephen E. Ambrose the epic 10-part miniseries Band Of Brothers tells the story of Easy Company 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division U.S. Army. Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company as well as soldiers' journals and letters Band Of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men who knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear. They were an elite rifle company parachuting into France early on D-Day morning fighting in the Battle of the Bulge and capturing Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. They were also a unit that suffered vast casualties and whose lives became legend. They were ordinary men swept up in the most extraordinary conflict in history. With the eyes of the world upon them they found their greatest source of strength in one another.

  • Werner Herzog Collection (7-disc Blu-ray Box Set) Werner Herzog Collection (7-disc Blu-ray Box Set) | Blu Ray | (25/08/2014) from £49.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £79.99

    The Werner Herzog Collection - an extensive DVD box set compiling 18 films from the legendary German director. Features digitally remastered presentations of classics such as Aguirre Wrath of God (1972); The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974); Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) and Fitzcarraldo (1982) plus many of Herzog's hugely acclaimed short films. Extras include Jack Bond's long-unseen South Bank Show on Herzog from 1982 and Les Blank's Burden of Dreams. Contents: The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1967) Last Words (1968) Precautions Against Fanatics (1969) Fata Morgana (1971) Handicapped Future (1971) Aguirre Wrath of God (1972) Land Of Silence and Darkness (1971) Stroszek (1977) The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974) The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974) Heart of Glass (1976) How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck (1978) Woyzeck (1979) Nosferatu (1979) Fitzcarraldo (1982) Huie's Sermon (1983) God's Angry Man (1983) Cobre Verde (1987) Special Features: All Films Digitally Remastered to High Definition Alternative German and English version of Nosferatu the Vampyre Nosferatu - On set documentary (1979 13 mins) Burden of Dreams (1982 93 mins) South Bank Show: Werner Herzog (Jack Bond 1982 50 mins) Illustrated Booklet with Extensive Essay by Laurie Johnson; Full Film Credits

  • Blue Is the Warmest Colour [DVD] Blue Is the Warmest Colour | DVD | (17/03/2014) from £7.70  |  Saving you £8.29 (51.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    At 15 Adele doesn't question it: girls go out with boys. Her life is changed forever when she meets Emma a young woman with blue hair who will allow her to discover desire to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others Adele grows seeks herself loses herself and finds herself.

  • Unit One: Season 1 [DVD] Unit One: Season 1 | DVD | (21/01/2013) from £9.75  |  Saving you £15.05 (60.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Long Standing Nordic Noir thriller series - starring Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, The Hunt, A Royal Affair)

  • Inglourious Basterds [DVD] [2009] Inglourious Basterds | DVD | (07/12/2009) from £3.95  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • The Kite Runner [2007] The Kite Runner | DVD | (02/06/2008) from £3.27  |  Saving you £16.24 (81.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Based on Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel about Amir a well-to-do Pashtun boy from Afghanistan who is still haunted by the guilt of betraying his childhood friend Hassan son of a family servant. Having lived in California for a number of years Amir returns home to Afghanistan to help Hassan when his son gets into trouble.

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