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Agatha Christie's Poirot - The Definitive Collection (Series 1-13) | DVD | (18/11/2013)
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Gurren Lagann - Ultimate Edition (Blu-Ray) | Blu Ray | (20/10/2014)
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From the director Kill la Kill Hiroyuki Imaishi comes the cult classic tale that kicks reason to the kerb in an action packed adventure! Simon and Kamina live in an underground village unaware of the world above. But when mecha titled Gunmen and a beautiful woman called Yoko carrying a superconducting rifle appear - their lives take an interesting spin. Escaping the village and thrown onto the surface this trio embark on an epic and dangerous journey that will take them further than they ever imagined right into the heavens above! Ultimate edition - Limited quantity produced every edition numbered and rigid packaging and an exclusive artbook! Contains the entire Gurren Lagann universe on Blu-Ray - the TV series films parallel works and a slew of extras too - you don't want to miss it! Special Features: Parallel Works OVA Ep.5.5 'My Gurren is Shiny!!' (Included in DS Game Soft 'Gurren Lagann') Test Animation Footage TV Textless Openings and Endings
Layer Cake/Snatch/Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels | DVD | (02/10/2006)
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Layer Cake: Based upon JJ Connelly's London crime novel 'Layer Cake' is about a successful cocaine dealer (Daniel Craig) who has earned a respected place among England's Mafia elite and plans an early retirement from the business. However big boss Jimmy Price (Cranham) hands down a tough assignment: find Charlotte Ryder the missing rich princess daughter of Jimmy's old pal Edward (Gambon) a powerful construction business player and gossip papers socialite. Complicating matters are two million pounds' worth of Grade A ecstasy a brutal neo-Nazi sect and a whole series of double crossings... The title 'Layer Cake' refers to the layers or levels the dealer has to go through as he painstakingly plots his own escape. What is revealed is a modern underworld where the rules have changed. There are no 'codes' or 'families' and respect lasts as long as a line. Not knowing who he can trust he has to use all his 'savvy' 'telling' and skills which make him one of the best to escape his own. The ultimate last job a love interest called Tammy and an international drugs ring threaten to draw him back into the 'cake mix'. But time is running out and the penalty will endure a lifetime.. (Dir. Matthew Vaughn 2004) Snatch: In the heart of gangland two novice unlicensed boxing promoters Turkish (Jason Statham) and Tommy (Stephen Graham) get roped into organising a bare-knuckled fight with local kingpin villain and fellow boxing promoter Brick Top (Alan Ford). But it all goes wrong when Brick Top's fighter who is rigged to win is suddenly knocked out by the boys' wildcard Irish gypsy boxer One Punch Mickey O'Neil (Brad Pitt). Unfortunately things go from bad to worse as Mickey starts playing by his own rules and the duo find they are heading for a whole lot of trouble. Meanwhile en route to New York to deliver a stolen 84-carat diamond to head honcho Avi (Dennis Farina) Franky Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) is robbed of the stone. Forced to jump on the next plane to London Avi is by no means pleased. He hires local legend Bullet Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones) to find Franky and the diamond. The hunt for the missing stone launches everyone into a spiral of double-crossing vendettas as different parties pursue personal agendas some of them farcical most of them illegal and all of them destined to spin completely out of control... (Dir. Guy Ritchie 2000)
The Francois Truffaut Collection - 6 Disc Box Set (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) | DVD | (23/10/2006)
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The Woman Next Door (1981) Madame Jouve the narrator tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day a couple Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion of Bernard and Mathilde who had a passionate love affair years ago. The relationship revives... A somber study of human feelings. The 400 Blows (1959) For his feature-film debut critic-turned-director Franois Truffaut drew inspiration from his own troubled childhood. The 400 Blows stars Jean-Pierre Laud as Antoine Doinel Truffaut's preteen alter ego. Misunderstood at home by his parents and tormented in school by his insensitive teacher (Guy Decomble) Antoine frequently runs away from both places. The boy finally quits school after being accused of plagiarism by his teacher. He steals a typewriter from his father (Albert Remy) to finance his plans to leave home. The father angrily turns Antoine over to the police who lock the boy up with hardened criminals. A psychiatrist at a delinquency center probes Antoine's unhappiness which he reveals in a fragmented series of monologues. Shoot the Pianist (1960) Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother Chico a crook takes refuge in the bar because he is chased by two gangsters Momo and Ernest. We will discover that Charlie's real name is Edouard Saroyan once a virtuose who gives up after his wife's suicide. Charlie now has to deal wih Chico Ernest Momo Fido (his youngest brother who lives with him) and Lena... Jules and Jim (1962) Acclaimed French director Franois Truffaut's third and for many viewers best film is an adaptation of a semi-autobiographical novel by Henri-Pierre Roch. Set between 1912 and 1933 it stars Oskar Werner as the German Jules and Henri Serre as the Frenchman Jim kindred spirits who while on holiday in Greece fall in love with the smile on the face of a sculpture. Back in Paris the smile comes to life in the person of Catherine (Jeanne Moreau); the three individuals become constant companions determined to live their lives to the fullest despite the world war around them. When Jules declares his love for Catherine Jim agrees to let Jules pursue her despite his own similar feelings; Jules and Catherine marry and have a child (Sabine Haudepin) but Catherine still loves Jim as well. Anne and Muriel (1971) Story of two British sisters who are in love with the same Frenchman over a period of 20 years. Screenplay by Francois Truffaut Jean Grault Based on the novel by Henri-Pierre Roche. Finally Sunday! (1963) Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place than Julien Vercel an estate agent that knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discovers that Marie-Christine Vercel Julien's wife was Massoulier's mistress Julien is very suspected. But his secretary Barbara Becker while not quite convinced he is innocent defends him and leads her private investigations...
1940s House | DVD | (09/07/2007)
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The Hymer family are taken back to 1939 to experiance life a it was at Britain's wartime Home Front.
Bedways (2010) | DVD | (31/10/2011)
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Set in Berlin, film director Nina Bader wants to shoot a movie about love and sex and invites her actor-friends Hans and Marie for screen tests for a couple of days. For Nina love is not necessarily a matter of emotion - she is rather looking for an authentic depiction of sex. The intimate collaboration turns into experiments with film, love and bodies and finally has an impact on the private relationships between the three of them. It seems that the boundaries between acting and reality begin to disappear.At times shocking and explicit, Bedways is without doubt an unforgettable viewing experience.
New Street Law | DVD | (02/04/2007)
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From the BAFTA-winning creator of Judge John Deed G.F. Newman and former barrister Matthew Hall New Street Law is a gripping legal drama follows the exploits and cases of two rival barristers' chambers the well-to-do family enterprise run by Laurence Scammell (Paul Freeman) and the dysfunctional collective headed by Scammell's former protege Jack Roper (John Hannah)...
The Patrice Leconte Collection | DVD | (21/07/2008)
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The Hairdresser's Husband (1990): At the age of 12 Antoine's life is dominated by twin passions dancing to Arabic music and getting his hair cut by the voluptuous middle-aged local hairdresser who inadvertently provides him with his first experience of the opposite sex. Antoine reaches middle age with his passion undiminished: upon meeting shy hairdresser Mathilde he is so taken by her that he proposes marriage. She accepts and he moves into her salon where they pursue their romance with an intensity that blinds them to the mundane realities of the outside world. Le Parfum D'Yvonne (1994): A man remembers an idyllic summer in 1958 spent on the shores of Lake Geneva in avoiding participation in the Algerian conflict during which he encountered the beguiling Yvonne and her friend Dr. Meinthe. On their first encounter he was drawn to her and they seemed destined to be together however the sun filled days of social gatherings and passionate assignations would be all too fleeting. Monsieur Hire (1989): Adapted from the George Simenon novel 'Les Fiancailles De M. Hire' it tells the story of old Monsieur Hire who lives a lonely existence in an apartment block. He spies on a woman called Alice who also lives there and he knows everything about her until one evening he sees something he shouldn't and his life changes for ever. Ridicule (1996): A poor nobleman has a plan to rid his homeland of its disease infested swamp. To do this he needs backing and so heads to the court of King Louis XV1 in a bid to solicit aid. He soon discovers that the worthiness of the plan itself will not grant him an audience with the King at Versailles the sharpnesss of ones wit is what gets you noticed. Those found lacking in the art of wordmanship are maliciously despatched. Tango (1993): Vincent a stunt pilot is acquitted of murdering his wife and her lover. However a few years later the judge in the case comes to blackmail him. The judge's nephew is having trouble with his wife and they demand that Vincent kill her. The judge a confirmed bachelor takes Paul and Vincent on the road to search for Paul's wife Marie...
Lucky Luciano | DVD | (21/05/2001)
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In 1946 the famous gangster Charles 'Lucky' Luciano is deported to his native Italy. Luciano has just finished serving nine years in jail, and returns to Naples to instigate deals with other mobsters. Unknown to Lucky, his long-time nemesis, a former federal narcotics agent, continues to gather evidence in order to testify against him and put him away forever...
Late Mizoguchi - Eight Films 1951-1956 | DVD | (24/01/2011)
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Kenji Mizoguchi looms over the history not only of Japanese cinema - but of world cinema altogether. These eight films from the last decade of Mizoguchi's career represent a collection of eight of his greatest works which is to say eight of the greatest films ever made. Oy-sama (1951) is an adaptation of Tanizaki Jun'ichir: a poignant tale of two sisters and their ill-fated relationship with the same man: a tale of the social mores and affairs of the heart that might destroy siblings. Ugetsu monogatari (1953) a ghost-tale par excellence and one of the most highly acclaimed works of the cinema is an intensely poetic sublimely lyrical tragedy of men lured away from their wives which consistently features on polls of the best films ever made. Gion-bayashi (1953) is a drama set in the world of the geisha a subtle masterwork that yields myriad insights into the lives of Japan's service-class in the early '50s. Sansh-day (1954) recounts an unforgettably sad story of the 11th century involving kidnapping and indentured servitude - and figures again with its exquisite tone and purity of emotion as one of the most critically revered films of any era. Uwasa no onna (1954) another Mizoguchi picture set in a modern geisha house pits mother against daughter with the ensuing drama forcing both to confront their attitudes toward family and business in what is one of the filmmaker's most astute filmic examinations of oppressed femininity. Chikamatsu monogatari (1954) the tragic story of a forbidden love affair between a merchant's wife and her husband's employee was hailed by the legendary Akira Kurosawa as a great masterpiece that could only have been made by Mizoguchi. Ykihi (1955) recounts an 8th-century Chinese story of a widowed emperor and his imperial concubine filmed in sumptuous hallucinatory Agfa-stock colour. Akasen-chitai (1956) aka Street of Shame is Mizoguchi's final masterpiece and one of the greatest last films ever made depicting the goings-on in a Tokyo brothel carrying the name Dreamland where dreams are nevertheless shattered beneath the weight of financial necessity and all questions of conscience - a last testament which inspired the great French critic Jean Douchet to proclaim: For me along with Chaplin's Monsieur Verdoux and Renoir's La Rgle du jeu the greatest film in the history of the cinema.
Jean-Luc Godard - The 60s Collection | DVD | (26/03/2007)
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Vivre Sa Vie (1962): This award winning film plots a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution against a backdrop of change and disruption brilliantly chronicling the social conditions and mores of the time and culminating in a shocking finale. Masculin Feminin (1966): Reaping multi awards at the 1966 Berlin Film Festival Goddard's seventh feature is set against a background of an edgy France gripped by Political upheaval the Vietnam war and an election in wich de Gaulle retained power much to the disgust of the disgruntled Left. Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967): The film centers around Juliette (Marina Vlady) a housewife who spends one day a week selling her body on the streets in an attempt to escape her drab suburban existence.
Hara-Kiri : Death of a Samurai | Blu Ray | (07/05/2012)
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From legendary filmmaker Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, Audition) comes a classic tale of love, honour and revenge amidst the fall of the Samurai in 17th Century Japan. Seeking a noble end, poverty-stricken Samurai Hanshiro requests to commit ritual suicide at the House of Liu, run by headstrong Kageyu. But after being told a tragic story of another Samurai’s agonizing suicide, that of Hanshiro’s close friend Motome, Hanshiro sets in a motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of this feudal lord.
House Box Set | DVD | (09/07/2007)
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The 1900 House is an eight part documentary following a 20th century family for three months as they are transported back from 1999 to the Victorian era. In The 1940's House The Hymer family are taken back to 1939 to experience life a it was at Britain's wartime Home Front. Nineteen Volunteers from the modern world find out that life of a grand country house in the early 20th Centrury is plagued by all to familiar themes: money power and position in The Edwardian House
Der Ring Des Nibelungen (De Billy) | DVD | (02/10/2006)
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Der Ring Des Nibelungen (De Billy): Complete Box Set (11 Discs]