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Seve: The Movie | DVD | (20/10/2014)
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Dramatic retelling of the life and career of Spanish professional golfer Severiano 'Seve' Ballesteros directed by documentary film-maker John-Paul Davidson. The film shows how Seve grew from a young boy ('Jose Luis Gutierrez ') playing golf on the beaches of his native Spain with a broken 3-iron to a world number one and leading figure in the sport. Told through dramatic re-enactments and previously unseen archive footage, the story follows Seve as he overcomes every hurdle in his journey tow.
Untouchable | DVD | (04/02/2013)
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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 | (24/11/2008)
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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?
The Well Digger's Daughter | DVD | (27/02/2012)
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As she cuts across the fields to take her father his lunch, Patricia meets Jacques. She is eighteen, he is twenty-six. She is pretty, with the fine manners of a young lady; he is a fighter pilot and a handsome young man. A full moon will do the rest on their second meeting. There won't be a third rendezvous: Jacques is sent to the front. Patricia finds herself pregnant. The boy's rich parents accuse her of blackmail. Patricia and her father, the well-digger, will alone have the joy of welcoming her child. A joy that the Mazels will soon envy and seek to share when Jacques goes missing in action...
Ida | DVD | (24/11/2014)
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Agatha Christie's Poirot - The Definitive Collection (Series 1-13) | DVD | (18/11/2013)
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Band Of Brothers | Blu Ray | (04/10/2010)
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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.
The World At War | DVD | (20/09/2010)
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The World At War: The Ultimate Restored Edition (11 Discs)
The Lunchbox | DVD | (14/07/2014)
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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.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time | DVD | (08/12/2008)
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is an animated feature film based on a Japanese novel written by Yasutaka Tsutsui. When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to quite literally leap backwards through time she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However she soon realises that changing the past isn't as simple as it seems and eventually will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future of herself and her friends.
Blue Is the Warmest Colour | DVD | (17/03/2014)
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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.
The Great Beauty | DVD | (13/01/2014)
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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.
Borgen: Season 3 | DVD | (16/12/2013)
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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 F&oslash;nsmark 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.
Two Days, One Night | DVD | (20/10/2014)
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Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard plays Sandra, a young woman assisted by her husband, who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job. Directed by The Dardenne Brothers, who are the most celebrated and decorated filmmaking partners in the world, boasting five Cannes wins and countless other international awards. Two Days, One Night was in competition for the Palme d'Or at this years Cannes Film Festival.
Where Eagles Dare | DVD | (01/06/2006)
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Scorned by reviewers when it came out, Where Eagles Dare has acquired a cult following over the years for its unashamed and highly concentrated dose of commando death-dealing to legions of Nazi machine-gun fodder. In 1968 Clint Eastwood was just getting used to the notion that he might be a world-class movie star; Richard Burton, whose image had been shaped equally by classical theatre and his headline-making romance with Elizabeth Taylor, was eager to try his hand at the action genre. Author Alistair MacLean's novel The Guns of Navarone had inspired the film that started the 1960s vogue for World War II military capers, so he was prevailed upon to write the screenplay (his first). The central location, an impregnable Alpine stronghold locked in ice and snow, is surpassing cool, but the plot and action are ultra-mechanical, and the switcheroo gamesmanship of just who is the undercover double (triple?) agent on the mission becomes aggressively silly. --Richard T Jameson
Saving Private Ryan | DVD | (06/11/2000)
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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
Agatha Christie's Poirot - Collection 9 | DVD | (18/11/2013)
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Spiral - Complete Series 1-4 Box Set | DVD | (18/03/2013)
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Powerful performances utterly believable characters and gripping plotlines have made cult viewing of this gritty, brutal, crime drama set on the mean streets of Paris. No-nonsense and doggedly determined Police Captain Laure Berthaud leads her lieutenants, Gilou and Tintin, in their investigations into serious crime. But they must also battle the investigating magistrates in their department; the cool and clinical Judge Francois Roban, the handsome young Deputy Prosecutor, Pierre Clement and the ambitious police-hating lawyer, Josephine Karlsson. The French justice in all its cynical, corrupt, backstabbing glory, where the good guys - cops, lawyers and judges - are deeply flawed and the criminals are vicious and irredeemable. As they take on corruption, sex trafficking, arms deeling, serial killers and terrorists, each episode draws you into a dark and sordid world of corruption, crime and an internecine legal system.
Petit Nicolas | DVD | (18/02/2013)
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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.
Unit One: Season 1 | DVD | (21/01/2013)
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Long Standing Nordic Noir thriller series - starring Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, The Hunt, A Royal Affair)