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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
The François Truffaut Collection | Blu Ray | (24/11/2014)
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Werner Herzog Collection (7-disc Blu-ray Box Set) | Blu Ray | (25/08/2014)
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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
Layer Cake/Snatch/Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels | DVD | (02/10/2006)
from £98.74 | Saving you £-78.75 (-393.90%) | RRP
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...
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.
Vexille - Steelbook Special Edition | DVD | (01/09/2008)
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Japan 2077: A female agent named Vexille is dispatched to Tokyo to investigate whether Japanese are developing robotic technology which has been banned by the U.N. due to its potential threat to humankind.
Joint Security Area | DVD | (09/07/2007)
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A firefight occurs at the 'Bridge Of No Return' in the Korean DMZ (De-Militarized Zone) where two North Korean soldiers are killed. The North claims that the incident was a flagrant attack by the South Koreans while the South claims that one of their soldiers was kidnapped. The only events that both sides confirm are that after a shoot-out and a wounded soldier stumbled out of a guard post in the pouring rain three North Korean soldiers have been struck down; two are dead the other wounded. All point the finger at South Korean Sergeant Lee (Lee Byung-heon). In order to solve the dispute the NNSC (Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission) dispatches half-Korean half-Swiss Army Intelligence Bureau officer Major Sophie E. Jean (Lee Young-ae). With no cooperation from either side the case appears to be unsolvable. However Major Jean discovers that the number of bullets fired from the pistols and the number found at the scene differ and she begins to dig deeper into the backgrounds of the soldiers involved. Subsequently she finds out about a previous encounter involving the same two North Korean soldiers (Song Kang-ho Shin Ha-kyun) and their South Korean opponent Lee. With secrets from Major Jean's own past coming to the fore the story begins to unravel... Winner of 4 awards at the 21st Chongryong Film Festival including Best Film Best Photography Award Best Director (Park Chan-wook) and Best Supporting Actor (Shin Ha-kyun).
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]
Chobits | DVD | (05/03/2007)
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A country boy from Hokkaido Hideki arrives in the big city (Tokyo) to go to college. Instantly he is shocked and amazed by the variety and prevalence of Persocoms: personal computers designed to look and act like animals or even people! Too poor to afford one of his own Hideki is overjoyed to discover a discarded Persocom in a trash heap. However this gift of fate turns into a mystery as his Persocom Chi appears to be able to operate without her OS... How real is real? Includes all 24 epidodes
El Mar | DVD | (14/07/2003)
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Mallorca 1936 and the Spanish civil war brings violence and death to local villages and communities. The bitter fighting and recriminations do not only affect adults but also introduces revenge and killing to the local children. Ramallo Tur and Francisca witness a brutal killing and their lives are changed forever. Ten years later and Francesca is a nun working in an all male tuberculosis sanatorium where Tur is an inmate. Ramallo is soon to join them and the horrors of the past soon come back to haunt them as those around them succumb to their illness and die. The three young people approach their dilemma in different ways Francesca carries out her duties and tries to protect her friends Tur looses himself in religion and Ramallo tries to continue a normal life with dreams and stories of sexual conquest and attempts to make some illicit money while being all too aware of the attraction that Tur and Francesca have for him. As Tur's sickness worsens his religious obsession grows and so does his hidden desire for Ramallo.
Various Artists - 80s Sensation | DVD | (21/03/2006)
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Track Listing: 1.Introduction 2.Flash For Fantasy - Billy Idol 3.Drive - The Cars 4.Only When You Leave - Spandau Ballet 5.Ice Cream Castles - The Time 6.People Are People - Depeche Mode 7.The Caterpillar - The Cure 8.Stay Up Late - Talking Heads 9.You Look Good To Me - Cherrelle 10.This World - Dream Academy 11.Reflex - Duran Duran 12.With All My Mights - The Sparks 13.I Send A Message - INXS 14.Some Like It Hot - Power Station 15.Why - Bronski Beat 16.The Edge Of Heaven - Wham 17.Don't Stop The dance - Bryan Ferry 18.Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood 19.Wouldn't It Be Good - Nick Kershaw 20.Mistake No. 3 - Culture Club 21.West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys 22.Roaring Rhythm - 80's Formation