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  • Pan's Labyrinth [2006] Pan's Labyrinth | DVD | (21/05/2007) from £3.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Innocence Has A Power Evil Cannot Imagine. Pan's Labyrinth is the story of a young girl that travels with her mother and adoptive father to a rural area up North in Spain 1944 - after Franco's victory. The girl lives in an imaginary world of her own creation and faces the real world with much chagrin. Post-war Fascist repression is at its height in rural Spain and the girl must come to terms with that through a fable of her own.

  • Goodbye Lenin! (2002) Goodbye Lenin! (2002) | DVD | (03/09/2007) from £5.29  |  Saving you £14.70 (73.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Much like the Berlin Wall upon which much of the film hinges, Wolfgang Becker's delightful Goodbye Lenin pitches itself halfway between the spartan family theatrics of Thomas Vinterberg's Festen and the verdant sentimentality of Pedro Almodovar's All About My Mother.It's Germany, 1989, and Christiane, a staunch supporter of East Germany's socialist regime, collapses in the street as her son, Alexander, is dragged into the back of a Stasi van amidst the violence and mayhem of a peaceful protest gone wrong. A heart attack leaves Christiane in a coma for 8 tumultuous months in which the Berlin Wall falls and East and West Germany tentatively embrace reunification. Upon her waking, the doctors inform son Alexander and daughter Ariana that the slightest shock is likely to kill their mother - so Alexander hatches a plan, a plan that will see East Germany immortalised within the confines of his mother's bedroom.Alexander, played with suitable intensity by Daniel Bruhl (he looks like Ahston Kuchler, of MTV's Punk'd, but he acts like Spiderman's Tobey Maguire) - is forced to hunt out abandoned jars of Spreewald Pickles, film news stories with his Kubrick-loving buddy explaining the appearance of huge Coca Cola billboards across the street and pay children to pretend to be former pupils of his mother - all to maintain the pretence of the continued existence of East Germany.Striking precisely the right balance between the sour reality experienced by many East Germans (old man Gdanske prowls around the periphery of the movie howling for the bad old days, Alexander and Ariane find themselves cheated out of thousands of Deutschmarks by the bank), and the lightness required to make what is essentially dark material comic, Becker fashions what many consider to be something of a first: a dazzling German comedy.

  • Volver [2006] Volver | DVD | (13/08/2007) from £4.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (68.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Spanish for "coming back," Volver is a return to the all-female format of All About My Mother. Unlike Pedro Almodóvar's previous two pictures, the story revolves around a group of women in Madrid and his native La Mancha. (The cast received a collective best actress award at Cannes.) Raimunda (a zaftig Penélope Cruz) is the engine powering this heartfelt, yet humorous vehicle. When husband Paco (Antonio de la Torre) is murdered, Raimunda makes like Mildred Pierce to deflect attention away from daughter Paula (Yohana Cobo). After telling everyone the lout has left, she struggles to conceal his body. The other women in her life all have secrets of their own. Her sister, Sole (Lola Dueñas), for instance, has taken in their mother, Irene (a sprightly Carmen Maura). Since Irene perished in a fire, is this person a ghost or simply a woman who looks like her? Then there's their childhood friend, Agustina (Blanca Portillo), who is desperate to find out why her mother disappeared after the blaze. Was she responsible? Almodóvar deftly blends the ghost story with the murder mystery in his tribute to the Italian neo-realist films of the 1950s. The resilient Raimunda is a throwback to the earthy heroines of Sophia Loren and Anna Magnani. The latter appears in Luchino Visconti's Bellissima, which shows up on Sole's television one night (thus confirming the link). If Almodóvar's 16th feature lacks the emotional punch of the more audacious Talk to Her, it's less heavy-handed than Bad Education and Cruz is a revelation. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

  • Slumdog Millionaire [DVD] Slumdog Millionaire | DVD | (01/06/2009) from £2.49  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Danny Boyle (Sunshine) directed this wildly energetic, Dickensian drama about the desultory life and times of an Indian boy whose bleak, formative experiences lead to an appearance on his country's version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" Jamal (played as a young man by Dev Patel) and his brother are orphaned as children, raising themselves in various slums and crime-ridden neighorhoods and falling in, for a while, with a monstrous gang exploiting children as beggars and prostitutes. Driven by his love for Latika (Freida Pinto), Jamal, while a teen, later goes on a journey to rescue her from the gang's clutches, only to lose her again to another oppressive fate as the lover of a notorious gangster. Running parallel with this dark yet irresistible adventure, told in flashback vignettes, is the almost inexplicable sight of Jamal winning every challenge on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?," a strong showing that leads to a vicious police interrogation. As Jamal explains how he knows the answer to every question on the show as the result of harsh events in his knockabout life, the chaos of his existence gains shape, perspective and soulfulness. The film's violence is offset by a mesmerizing exotica shot and edited with a great whoosh of vitality. Boyle successfully sells the story's most unlikely elements with nods to literary and cinematic conventions that touch an audience's heart more than its head. --Tom Keogh Stills from Slumdog Millionaire (Click for larger image)    

  • The Host [2006] The Host | DVD | (21/05/2007) from £2.75  |  Saving you £13.24 (82.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The Park family seem to lead a quite ordinary and peaceful life; well maybe a little poorer than the average Seoul citizens. Park Hee-bong (played by Byun Hee-bong) is a man in his late 60s running a small snack bar on the banks of the Seoul's Han River and living with his two sons daughter and granddaughter. Hee-bong's elder son Gang-du ( Song Gang-ho) is an immature and incompetent man in his 40s whose wife left home long ago. Nam-il (by Park Hae-il) is the youngest son an unemployed grumbler and daughter Nam-joo (by Bae Du-na) is an archery medallist and member of the national team. What the three generations of the Park clan doesn't know is that a bloodthirsty mutant of indeterminate origin is about to rise up unannounced from the Han River. When the creature abducts the granddaughter and the dysfunctional remnants of the group decide to come together to save her so begins a terrifying lesson of a new concept of family... Echoing the jet-black B-movie horror comedy of Tremors Bong Joon-ho (best known in Europe for his excellent serial killer thriller Memories Of Murder) gives the time-honoured creature feature an intoxicating spin with buckets of blood brilliant comedic touches and a healthy slice of biting social satire!

  • Open Your Eyes [1997] Open Your Eyes | DVD | (24/09/2007) from £5.49  |  Saving you £10.50 (65.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Alejandro Amenabar directs Penelope Cruz in the film that would later be remade by Hollywood as Vanilla Sky (Dir. Cameron Crowe 2001). In this steamy intriguingly complex psychological thriller the line between reality and fantasy is hopelessly blurred. Cesar tries to make sense of his life after a car crash leaves his once-handsome face grotesquely disfigured. After he is placed into a psychiatric penitentiary for a murder he doesn't remember committing Cesar's only hope is to delve into the depths of his subconscious mind where the answer to ending his living nightmare lies in his dreams.

  • Cashback [2006] Cashback | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £5.59  |  Saving you £10.40 (65.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    When art student Ben Willis is dumped by his girlfriend Suzy he develops insomnia. To pass the long hours of the night he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket. There he meets a colourful array of characters all of whom have their own 'art' in dealing with the boredom of an eight-hour shift.

  • Tell No-One [2006] Tell No-One | DVD | (15/10/2007) from £4.59  |  Saving you £15.40 (77.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Relentless edge-of-your-seat suspense jaw-dropping high-octane action and a powerful love story combine in what has been hailed by many critics as the best film of the year. Tell No One follows one man's frantic race against time when his tragic past is suddenly and unexpectedly unearthed. Dr. Alex Beck is left unconscious after his wife and childhood sweetheart Margot is brutally murdered. 8 years on and still unaware of the truth Alex receives an anonymous e-mail. Clicking on the link he sees a woman's face in a crowd - Margot's face... But before this can sink in Alex is thrown headlong into a deadly chase - running from both the Police and a team of killers who will stop at nothing to keep the truth hidden.

  • Brotherhood Of The Wolf [2001] Brotherhood Of The Wolf | DVD | (23/09/2002) from £2.80  |  Saving you £10.61 (66.40%)  |  RRP £15.99

    If you crave an over-the-top historical kung fu-fantasy epic with a good dose of voluptuous nudity, bravura machismo, and passions so intense they verge on ridiculous, then Brotherhood of the Wolf is for you. Based (loosely) on an 18th-century legend, this French film follows a hunky scientist (Samuel Le Bihan) and his Iroquois sidekick/spiritual partner (Mark Dacascos) as they pursue a monstrous wolf ravaging the French countryside. Along the way Le Bihan gets entwined with a beautiful noblewoman (Emilie Dequenne) and a gorgeous prostitute (Monica Belluci) with secrets to tell. The plot grows more and more incomprehensible, but the mix of torrid emotions, outrageous action sequences, and lurid titillation is really what the movie is about. Ignore the highbrow philosophising and confused political intrigue; just enjoy the sensual images.--Bret Fetzer On the DVD: Brotherhood of the Wolf is a film which revels in excess, yet the extra features on the disc are surprisingly sparse. The DVD boasts a programme on the legend of the Beast of the Gevaudan, as well as the original theatrical trailer, which was obviously geared towards an American audience--all action, no (French) dialogue. Unfortunately, though the DVD gives the viewer the option of watching the film in French (with English subtitles) or dubbed in English, only the dubbed version has Dolby 5.1 sound. Viewers who want to watch this film in its original language are forced to settle for 2.0. --Rob Burrow

  • Fragile Fragile | DVD | (10/09/2007) from £6.69  |  Saving you £9.30 (58.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    As the new night nurse at a soon to be abandoned children's hospital readies the last group of orphans to leave it becomes increasingly clear that these are not normal children. Something living in the hospital something the children call the ""mechanical girl "" has a terrifying hold over them and will stop at nothing to keep them in the hospital with her forever.

  • The Connection [DVD] The Connection | DVD | (19/10/2015) from £6.48  |  Saving you £9.50 (59.40%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Marseille, 1975. Young investigating magistrate Pierre Michel arrives with his wife and children in a city riddled with organised crime. He sets to work tackling the French Connection, a mafia organisation that exports heroin around the world. Despite protests from his family and colleagues, he sets his own safety aside to embark on a personal crusade against Gaëtan Zampa, the iconic underworld figure and untouchable godfather of the French Connection. But as he delves deeper into the case, Pierre releases his old methods no longer apply. Thrilling and visually stunning, THE CONNECTION delivers an action-packed view of 1970s Marseille, with a dazzling performance by Jean Dujardin, Academy Award-winning star of THE ARTIST.

  • Force Majeure DVD Force Majeure DVD | DVD | (29/06/2015) from £6.48  |  Saving you £9.51 (59.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Whilst on a ski holiday in the French Alps a family are suddenly hit by what looks to be a deadly avalanche and the father-andhusband makes a cowardly run for it abandoning his wife and two children. However when it turns out to be a false alarm he has to slink back and face the people he is meant to love and the judgements they will form of him. This Golden Globe nominated comedy deconstructs everything to do with masculinity and being an “alpha male” in hilarious fashion.

  • Son Of Saul [Blu-ray] Son Of Saul | Blu Ray | (27/06/2016) from £17.95  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and Golden Globe, Son of Saul is Hungarian director László Nemes' blistering debut feature, a courageous and unflinching reimagining of the Holocaust drama. Saul Ausländer is a member of the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners forced to assist in the machinery of the Nazi concentration camps. While at work, he discovers the body of a boy he recognises as his son. As the Sonderkommando plan a rebellion, Saul vows to carry out an impossible task: to save the child's body from the flames and to find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial. Anchored by a riveting and intensely brave performance from newcomer Géza Röhrig, Son of Saul is a remarkable exploration of one of humanity's darkest moments. Visceral, gripping and immensely powerful, it is one of the boldest and most remarkable debuts in recent memory - and is already being heralded as a masterpiece of world cinema.

  • Mulholland Drive [2002] Mulholland Drive | DVD | (09/09/2002) from £6.48  |  Saving you £5.08 (25.40%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Pandora couldn't resist opening the forbidden box containing all the delusions of mankind, and let's just say in Mulholland Drive David Lynch indulges a similar impulse. Employing a familiar film noir atmosphere to unravel, as he coyly puts it, "a love story in the city of dreams", Lynch establishes a foreboding but playful narrative in the film's first half before subsuming all of Los Angeles and its corrupt ambitions into his voyeuristic universe of desire. Identities exchange, amnesia proliferates and nightmare visions are induced, but not before we've become enthralled by the film's two main characters: the dazed and sullen femme fatale, Rita (Laura Elena Harring), and the pert blonde just-arrived from Ontario (played exquisitely by Naomi Watts) who decides to help Rita regain her memory. Triggered by a rapturous Spanish-language version of Roy Orbison's "Crying", Lynch's best film since Blue Velvet splits glowingly into two equally compelling parts. --Fionn Meade

  • Four Minutes [2006] Four Minutes | DVD | (28/07/2008) from £5.79  |  Saving you £2.84 (15.80%)  |  RRP £17.99

    It all starts when Traude's efforts to bring a new concert piano into the prison spark a disastrous chain of events and her life-long job as the institution's piano tutor is threatened. That's when she encounters Jenny for the first time: as volatile as a Molotov cocktail a fireball that holds a tragic secret close to her heart whilst keeping all those around her at a distance. Now regarded by everyone as the worst of the worst she was once a child piano prodigy before her fall from grace into a life of violence. Traude enters the nihilistic delinquent into a contest and it becomes her steadfast mission to tutor her - no matter how dangerous the task may be - so she may regain her considerable talents. As the duo plan their intent to make it to the finals it soon becomes apparent that once there Jenny will have only four minutes to prove herself and no guarantee of freedom afterwards.

  • The Skin I Live In [DVD] The Skin I Live In | DVD | (26/12/2011) from £5.89  |  Saving you £14.10 (70.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    From acclaimed director Pedro Almodovar comes The Skin I Live In...Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault. In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed a further three things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Scruples were never a problem. Marilia, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig...

  • Any Day Now [DVD] Any Day Now | DVD | (13/01/2014) from £4.94  |  Saving you £11.00 (68.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Los Angeles California 1978. When singer Rudy Donatello (Tony Award winner Alan Cumming) meets ambitious lawyer Paul Fliger (Garret Dillahunt) little do they know they are about to embark on the biggest and most important journey of their lives. When Rudy's neighbour is arrested and sent to jail the couple take in her teenage son Marco (Isaac Leyva) and they quickly become the family that Marco has always wanted. But when their alternative living arrangements are exposed the family become subject to prejudice from everyone around them. The pair then becomes embroiled in a fight against a biased legal system to keep the child they have come to love as their own. Winner of numerous international audience awards and inspired by a touching true story Any Day Now is an emotional drama which resonates on a universal level and reminds us of the importance of never giving up. Special Features: Interviews with Travis Fine and Alan Cumming

  • Mutual Appreciation [2006] Mutual Appreciation | DVD | (20/08/2007) from £13.83  |  Saving you £1.16 (7.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Andrew Bujalski the brightest new voice in American independent film follows up his critically acclaimed debut Funny Ha Ha with a compelling tale of music friendship and love. Alan is an indie singer-songwriter who has just arrived in Brooklyn after the break-up of his band. He has a coveted gig at the hip Northsix club that is being promoted by Sara an enchanting radio DJ who finds him a drummer and who also has designs on Alan. However Alan prefers hanging out with h

  • XXY [2007] XXY | DVD | (15/09/2008) from £6.01  |  Saving you £6.26 (41.80%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Alex is not like other girls. She is a 15-year-old with a secret one that no other can claim. Her parents keep her hidden away at a coastal town in amongst the dunes of the shoreline buying time before they must decide on a life-threatening operation. When old family friend and plastic surgeon Ramiro arrives with his teenage son lvaro Alex begins to realise that his visit could change her life forever. As the parents wrestle with the complications that will arise as Alex reaches adulthood Alex and Alvaro become close their relationship causing tensions amongst the locals. However as the parents battle it out to instill a sense of open-mindedness amongst their society it is the children who prove themselves to be flexible in understanding the sexual leanings and complexities of others.

  • Black Book [2006] Black Book | DVD | (30/04/2007) from £4.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In 1944 the young Jewish woman Rachel Steinn tries together with her family and other Jews to flee the Nazi-occupied part of the Netherlands to the liberated southern part of the country by boat. However getting there proves more difficult than any of them could imagine...

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