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  • The Day After Tomorrow [UMD Universal Media Disc] The Day After Tomorrow | UMD | (07/11/2005) from £14.30  |  Saving you £2.62 (11.90%)  |  RRP £21.99

  • American History X [UMD Universal Media Disc] American History X | UMD | (30/01/2006) from £17.59  |  Saving you £0.40 (2.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • The Shawshank Redemption [UMD Universal Media Disc] [1994] The Shawshank Redemption | UMD | (05/09/2005) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street [UMD Mini for PSP] Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | UMD | (19/05/2008) from £1.89  |  Saving you £-1.49 (-14.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    After years of rumours, it turns out that Tim Burton was the perfect visionary to film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Stephen Sondheim's Broadway masterpiece, and the result is a macabre and moving musical movie as enthralling as anything Burton has ever done. The show's mix of gothic horror, Grand Guignol, very dark humor, and witty and beautiful music never was the stuff of traditional musical comedy, but it's a powerful work, and perhaps the richest of the late 20th century. In the movie, Burton's frequent collaborator, Johnny Depp, plays Todd, a wronged man whose lust for revenge drives him to murder (an 19th-century legend who has been traced to a real-life barber). Helena Bonham Carter, another Burton mainstay, is Mrs. Lovett, the barber's partner-in-unspeakable-crime. It's no surprise that Depp is an excellent choice to convey Todd's brooding intensity and volcanic rage, but he can also sing a score that is so challenging it has often played in opera houses (though not with the same style as the Broadway original, Len Cariou, and he occasionally lapses into pop style). Bonham Carter is small of voice and lacks the humour of the original Broadway Lovett, Angela Lansbury, but she sings on pitch, in rhythm, and in character at the same time, which is no small feat for a Sondheim show. Aficionados will regret the loss of certain musical passages--"The Ballad of Sweeney Todd" is just an instrumental overture and the chorus is gone altogether, among others, but the reassuring presence of orchestrator Jonathan Tunick and conductor Paul Gemignani ensures that the music feels right and sounds great. And the film's depiction of a Victorian London hellhole, with cinematography by Dariusz Wolski and costumes by Colleen Atwood, also looks and feels right. The excellent cast is filled out by Alan Rickman as the villainous Judge Turpin, Timothy Spall as his seedy Beadle, Sacha Baron Cohen as a rival barber, Jamie Campbell Bower as the young lover Anthony, Jayne Wisener as his object of affection, and Ed Sanders as the young Toby. For fans of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp who don't think they like musicals, Sweeney Todd should be a revelation (though not for the squeamish, as the gore is intense and completely appropriate). For fans of Broadway and Sondheim, it's hard to imagine getting a better adaptation than this. The fact that there's no newly composed Oscar-bait song sung by a Josh Groban-type over the end credits only makes it better. --David Horiuchi

  • Second Hand Lions [UMD Universal Media Disc] Second Hand Lions | UMD | (01/09/2005) from £17.59  |  Saving you £0.40 (2.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • The Long Good Friday [UMD Universal Media Disc] The Long Good Friday | UMD | (06/03/2006) from £6.97  |  Saving you £-8.12 (-135.60%)  |  RRP £5.99

  • A History Of Violence [UMD Universal Media Disc] A History Of Violence | UMD | (20/03/2006) from £5.95  |  Saving you £1.40 (7.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • The Football Factory [UMD Universal Media Disc] The Football Factory | UMD | (24/10/2005) from £19.37  |  Saving you £0.62 (3.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • Million Dollar Baby [UMD Universal Media Disc] Million Dollar Baby | UMD | (26/09/2005) from £6.97  |  Saving you £5.99 (33.30%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Clint Eastwood's 25th film as a director, Million Dollar Baby stands proudly with Unforgiven and Mystic River as the masterwork of a great American filmmaker. In an age of bloated spectacle and computer-generated effects extravaganzas, Eastwood turns an elegant screenplay by Paul Haggis (adapted from the book Rope Burns: Stories From the Corner by F.X. Toole, a pseudonym for veteran boxing manager Jerry Boyd) into a simple, humanitarian example of classical filmmaking. Eastwood mines gold for each and every character: charting the powerful bonds that develop between "white-trash" Missouri waitress and aspiring boxer Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank), her reluctant trainer Frankie Dunn (Eastwood), and training-gym partner Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris (Morgan Freeman). --Jeff Shannon

  • Green Street [UMD Universal Media Disc] [2005] Green Street | UMD | (26/12/2005) from £2.75  |  Saving you £-1.62 (-10.10%)  |  RRP £15.99

  • The Pursuit Of Happyness [UMD Mini for PSP] [2006] The Pursuit Of Happyness | UMD | (14/05/2007) from £39.24  |  Saving you £-26.25 (-202.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

  • Be Cool [UMD Universal Media Disc] Be Cool | UMD | (12/09/2005) from £4.99  |  Saving you £0.62 (3.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Starring an unbelievably hip all-star cast including John Travolta Uma Thurman Andr 3000 Steven Tyler and The Rock and bursting with the hottest music in the biz Be Cool is the wildly hilarious tale about a gangster turned music mogul and what it takes to be number one with a bullet. When Chili Palmer decides to try his hand in the music industry he romances the sultry widow of a recently whacked music exec poaches a hot young singer from a rival label and discovers that the record industry is packin' a whole lot more than a tune!

  • Dreamer [UMD Universal Media Disc] [2005] Dreamer | UMD | (13/02/2006) from £8.74  |  Saving you £11.25 (56.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • Layer Cake [UMD Universal Media Disc] Layer Cake | UMD | (03/10/2005) from £3.99  |  Saving you £0.40 (2.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • Donnie Darko [UMD Mini for PSP] [2001] Donnie Darko | UMD | (03/12/2007) from £3.19  |  Saving you £9.80 (75.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

  • Bugsy Malone [UMD Universal Media Disc] [1976] Bugsy Malone | UMD | (30/01/2006) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £9.99

  • Donnie Brasco [UMD Universal Media Disc] Donnie Brasco | UMD | (01/09/2005) from £6.97  |  Saving you £6.05 (33.60%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • 8 Mile [UMD Universal Media Disc] 8 Mile | UMD | (05/09/2005) from £19.37  |  Saving you £0.62 (3.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Rap star Eminem makes a strong movie debut in 8 Mile, an urban drama that makes a fairly standard plot fly through its gritty attention to detail. Jimmy Smith (Eminem), nicknamed B Rabbit, can't pull himself together to take the next step with his career--or with his life. Angry about his alcoholic mother (Kim Basinger) and worried about his little sister, Rabbit lets out his feelings with twisting, clever raps admired by his friends, who keep pushing him to enter a weekly rap face-off. But Rabbit resists--until he meets a girl (Brittany Murphy) who might offer him support and a little hope that his life could get better. Under the smart and ambitious direction of Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential, Wonder Boys) and ably supported by the excellent cast and the burnt-out environment of Detroit slums, Eminem reveals a surprising vulnerability that makes 8 Mile vivid and compelling. --Bret Fetzer

  • 9 Songs [UMD Universal Media Disc] [2004] 9 Songs | UMD | (26/12/2005) from £7.24  |  Saving you £12.75 (63.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • V For Vendetta [UMD Universal Media Disc] [2006] V For Vendetta | UMD | (31/07/2006) from £11.59  |  Saving you £7.40 (39.00%)  |  RRP £18.99

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