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  • The Saga of Anatahan (1953) (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition The Saga of Anatahan (1953) (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition | Blu Ray | (14/08/2017) from £12.89  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Josef von Sternberg the innovative director with an unmatched eye for detail and a reputation for his intensity brings to life this vulnerable tale of human trauma, survival and redemption. Set during the dying stages of World War II, The Saga of Anatahan tells the story of twelve Japanese seaman stranded on a forgotten island for seven years. Accompanied only by Keiko (Akemi Negishi), a young Japanese woman, all rationality and discipline are soon overcome by a struggle for power and control over Keiko s affections. Narrated by Sternberg himself, the director positions himself as the story s unconscious viewpoint amidst his other trademark qualities: lush mise-en-scene, theatrical lighting and bleak yet poignant storytelling. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film on Blu-Ray for the first time in the UK in a special Dual Format edition. DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: 1080p presentation from a new 2K restoration of the uncensored 1958 version of the film Uncompressed PCM soundtrack (on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles The complete 1953 version of the film (Blu-ray only) A new interview with Asian film expert Tony Rayns Whose Saga? - A visual essay by critic Tag Gallagher Saga: The Making of Anatahan An interview with Nicolas von Sternberg U.S. Navy footage of the actual survivors of Anatahan, immediately after their surrender Unused footage originally filmed specially for the 1958 version of the film Original theatrical trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp, alongside rare archival imagery

  • The Runaways [Blu-ray] The Runaways | Blu Ray | (07/02/2011) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga Adventureland) and Dakota Fanning (The Twilight Saga Coraline) star as Joan Jett and Cherie Currie in The Runaways the music-fuelled coming of age story of the groundbreaking all girl 1970s rock band that paved the way for future generations of female musicians. Plucked from obscurity by rock impresario Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon Revolutionary Road) raven-haired rocker Joan the rebellious Cherie and their band become an outrageous sensations thanks to their tough image and raw talent. But their fast drug-fuelled lifestyle soon catches up with the teenage girls as success starts to cloud their judgments...

  • Eastern Promises [Blu-ray] [2007] Eastern Promises | Blu Ray | (25/02/2008) from £9.09  |  Saving you £15.89 (63.60%)  |  RRP £24.98

    The film follows the mysterious and ruthless Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen) who is tied to one of London's most notorious organized crime families. His carefully maintained existence is jarred when he crosses paths with Anna (Naomi Watts) an innocent midwife who accidentally uncovers potential evidence against the family. Now Nikolai must put into motion a harrowing chain of murder deceit and retribution.

  • 21 [Blu-ray] [2008] 21 | Blu Ray | (08/09/2008) from £2.88  |  Saving you £22.11 (88.50%)  |  RRP £24.99

    21 is the fact based story about six M.I.T students who were trained in the art of card counting. They subsequently took the Vegas casinos for millions! Based on Ben Mezrich's best-selling nonfiction book Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions.

  • La Vie En Rose [Blu-ray] La Vie En Rose | Blu Ray | (01/12/2008) from £7.19  |  Saving you £3.80 (34.60%)  |  RRP £10.99

    On stage she was a singing legend. But for Edith Piaf life was the greatest performance of all... The extraordinary life of Edith Piaf; from the mean streets of the Belleville district of Paris to the dazzling limelight of New York's most famous concert halls Piaf's life was a constant battle to sing and survive to live and to love... A swirling impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing writer/director Olivier Dahan's La Vie En Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon.

  • The Thin Red Line - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] The Thin Red Line - Limited Edition Steelbook | Blu Ray | (12/05/2014) from £11.16  |  Saving you £10.83 (49.20%)  |  RRP £21.99

    A powerful front-line cast - including Sean Penn Nick Nolte Woody Harrelson and George Clooney - explodes into action in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II. Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director (Terrence Malick) The Thin Red Line is an unparalleled cinematic masterpiece.

  • Sex and the City: The Movie [Blu-ray] [2008] Sex and the City: The Movie | Blu Ray | (22/09/2008) from £4.79  |  Saving you £25.20 (84.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    As light and frothy as the Vivienne Westwood wedding gown that's an unofficial fifth star, the film version of Sex and the City is both captivatingly stylish and sweetly sentimental. Viewers who loved hanging with Carrie Bradshaw and her three pals during the series' TV run will feel as though no time has passed. Except that it has: Carrie and Big are poised to make a Big Commitment; Miranda and Steve are facing the breakup of their wonderful family; Charlotte and Harry have added to their brood; and Samantha (are we sitting down?) has been devoted to hunky Smith for five full years. Still, in all that time, the women's style, conviviality, and appetite for bons mots have only grown. When practical attorney Miranda learns that Carrie is considering moving in with Big (in possibly the coolest apartment in Manhattan), she can't help but frown in that but-you-might-lose-everything way. Carrie's retort: "For once, can't you feel what I want you to feel--jealous?!" The cast is spot-on, as always. Sarah Jessica Parker is effortless as the angst-ridden yet practical, stylish yet vulnerable Carrie. Kim Cattrall is deliciously decadent as Samantha, but she's wiser now and knows herself and her needs for a real relationship. Kristin Davis, as Charlotte, has quietly become the most gorgeous among the beauties, her sleek presence both winsome and sophisticated. And Cynthia Nixon (Miranda) shows nuance as a woman torn between betrayal and grudging hope. Supporting roles include Candice Bergen as the Vogue editor who anoints Carrie "The Last Single Girl in New York," and Jennifer Hudson, as a starry-eyed, ambitious romantic who represents the new generation of SATC women. Through it all, New York is a benevolent cocoon that envelopes and nurtures the women and their friendships and careers. No matter that none of them appears to have any semblance of "real" family; as long as they have each other, and Manhattan, all will be right with their world. --A.T. Hurley

  • Rescue Dawn [Blu-ray] [2007] Rescue Dawn | Blu Ray | (06/10/2008) from £5.20  |  Saving you £14.79 (74.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Christian Bale and Steve Zahn star in Rescue Dawn an action drama by Werner Herzog based on the director's acclaimed 1997 documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly. The film recounts the true story of German-born Dieter Dengler who dreams of being a pilot and eventually makes his way to the United States where he joins the military during the Vietnam War era. Shot down and captured in Vietnam Dieter along with a handfull of other captives decide to hatch an escape plan before it's too late...

  • The Football Factory [Blu-ray] The Football Factory | Blu Ray | (06/10/2008) from £5.49  |  Saving you £17.50 (76.10%)  |  RRP £22.99

    This is England's worst nightmare. Enjoy it! Tommy Johnson is a bored twentysomething who lives for his weekends of casual sex watered-down lager heavily-cut drugs and occasionally kicking the hell out of someone. Tommy's life ambles along until a violent encounter with the top boy of a rival firm starts a tit-for-tat war and a series of nightmares that force him to ask himself the question about his life: is it worth it? Told through Tommy's eyes and linked together by his relationships with three other generations of males Nick Love has taken John King's bestselling novel 'The Football Factory' and turned it into a film that leaves a brilliant mixture of excitement and anguish in the pit of your stomach.

  • Amadeus [Blu-ray] [1984] Amadeus | Blu Ray | (16/02/2009) from £7.87  |  Saving you £12.12 (60.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Amadeus triumphs as gripping human drama sumptuous period epic glorious celebration of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - and as the winner of eight 1984 Academy Awards including Best Picture (produced by Saul Zaentz) Actor (F. Murray Abraham) Director (Milos Forman) and Adapted Screenplay (Peter Shaffer).

  • Black Hawk Down [Blu-ray] [2001] Black Hawk Down | Blu Ray | (22/04/2007) from £7.33  |  Saving you £12.30 (61.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Ridley Scott directs this fast moving action adventure about the disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3 1993 where nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers commanded by Capt. Mike Steele were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord which leads to a large and chaotic firefight between the Rangers and hundreds of Somali gunmen which destroys two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters in Mogadishu.

  • Kelly's Heroes [Blu-ray] [1970] Kelly's Heroes | Blu Ray | (07/06/2010) from £7.87  |  Saving you £10.12 (56.30%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Kelly's Heroes reunited Clint Eastwood with his Where Eagles Dare director Brian G Hutton, then added The Dirty Dozen star Telly Savalas in MGM's quest to turn WWII movie celluloid into box office gold three times running. The result, a sprawling adventure about a group of soldiers led by Kelly (Eastwood) on a private mission behind enemy lines to recover a cache of Nazi treasure, echoed its predecessors but wasn't as successful. While Where Eagle's Dare was somewhat tongue in cheek, Kelly's Heroes went for a cynical comic amorality with many plot parallels to 1969's The Italian Job, written by screenwriter Troy Kennedy-Martin the year before. Donald Sutherland, who also starred in the big-screen M*A*S*H (1970), plays a hippie tank commander decades before his time, and it's hard not to see both movies as more commentaries on Vietnam than on the wars in which they were ostensibly set. Though it is intermittently very funny, and despite some expertly staged action, Kelly's Heroes never really convinces as satire or adventure. On the DVD: Kelly's Heroes is presented on disc in a 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer which is immaculate and taken from a virtually perfect master. The images are so clean and sharp they look brand new, outclassing many current theatrical prints. The three-channel sound concentrates most of the action to the centre speaker but does an excellent job of capturing the often turbulent soundtrack. The only real extra is the original trailer, presented anamorphically at 1.77:1.--Gary S Dalkin

  • M. Night Shyamalan - Collection [Blu-ray] M. Night Shyamalan - Collection | Blu Ray | (03/11/2008) from £11.55  |  Saving you £46.44 (80.10%)  |  RRP £57.99

    Set Comprises: Signs (2002): The Hess family in Bucks County Pennsylvania wake up one morning to find a 500 foot crop circle in their backyard. Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) and his family are told extra-terrestrials are responsible for the sign in their field. They watch with growing dread at the news of crop circles being found all over the world. Signs is the emotional story of one family on one farm as they encounter the terrifying last moments of life as the world is being invaded. Get ready for a close encounter of the scared kind... The Sixth Sense (1999): After the assault and suicide of one of his ex-patients award-winning child psychologist Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is left determined to help a young boy named Cole who suffers from the same diagnosis as the ex-patient - they both see dead people. Malcolm cannot rest until he makes amends for his feelings of failure created by the mental breakdown of the first patient. Cole is a young boy who is paralyzed by fear from his visions of dead people. His mother is at her wits end trying to cope with Cole's eccentricities. With the help of Dr. Crowe Cole goes on a journey of self as he learns to overcome his fears all the while discovering the purpose of his gift. Unbreakable (2001): Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson star in a mind-shattering suspense-filled thriller that stays with you long after the end of this riveting supernatural film. When David Dunn (Willis) emerges from a horrific train crash as the sole survivor - and without a single scratch on him - he meets a mysterious stranger (Jackson) who will change David's life forever. Interrupting his life at odd moments it's Elijah Price's presence and probing that force David to confront his destiny on a journey of self-discovery and purpose that will absolutely stun you with its power.

  • Frost/Nixon [Blu-ray] [2008] Frost/Nixon | Blu Ray | (18/05/2009) from £6.39  |  Saving you £18.60 (74.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    It?s not always that a stage play translates particularly well to the medium of movies. But for anyone considering such a challenge in the future, Frost/Nixon is surely a fine template to follow. In the capable hands of director Ron Howard, the extraordinary story of how a then-fairly low profile television interviewer managed to bring the disgraced former President of the United States to account is, at best, absolutely riveting. Much of the reason for this is the two leading performances, which are both absolutely exception. The awards attention for Frost/Nixon has been directed towards Frank Langella, and truly he?s an actor long overdue some recognition. Here, as ex-President Nixon, he?s flat-out brilliant: a complex, intriguing character portrayed with real measure and expertise. It?s unfair, though, that Michael Sheen has been overlooked by some. Fresh from portraying Tony Blair in The Queen, Sheen is once more brilliant here, injecting Frost with an erratic, on-the-edge fallibility that sets up the film?s final act extremely well. Now you can argue, with some right, that Frost/Nixon flattens out some of the facts to its own liking, and certainly the portrayal of David Frost doesn?t seem to do the man too many favours. But when it gets to the interviews themselves, it?s electric, and proof that you don?t need a bunch of effects and flashy gimmicks to keep you on the edge of your seat. Ron Howard has done this to us before with a true story, in the shape of Apollo 13, and here again, even though we know the ending, the journey there is quite brilliant. You really can make compelling drama with just two people sat in a chair? --Simon Brew

  • This Is England [Blu-ray] [2006] This Is England | Blu Ray | (15/09/2008) from £7.87  |  Saving you £17.12 (68.50%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Roland Rat Margaret Thatcher; Rubik's Cubes the Royal Wedding; aerobics skinheads... It's 1983 and the schools are breaking up for summer. Shaun is 12 and a bit of a loner growing up with his mum in a grim coastal town his dad was killed fighting in the Falklands War. On his way home from school where he's been tormented all day for wearing flares he runs into a group of skinheads who against expectations turn out to be friendly and take him under their wing. Soon Shaun discovers parties girls and snappy dressing and finds some role models in Woody Milky and the rest of the gang. But when an older overtly racist skinhead returns home from prison the easy camaraderie of the group is broken and Shaun is drawn into much more uncomfortable territory...

  • Hidden [Blu-ray] [2005] Hidden | Blu Ray | (27/10/2008) from £8.25  |  Saving you £16.64 (66.60%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Writer/director Michael Haneke delivers a masterpiece of unsettlement with Hidden (Cache). Life seems perfect for Georges (Daniel Auteuil) and Anne (Juliette Binoche) a bourgeois Parisian couple who live in a comfortable home with their adolescent son Pierrot (Lester Makedonsky). But when an anonymous videotape turns up on their doorstep showing their house under surveillance from across the street their calm life begins to spiral out of control. Subsequent videotapes arrive accompanied by mysterious drawings and gradually Georges becomes convinced that he's being tormented by a figure from his past. But when he confronts him the man assures Georges he is innocent. A growing sense of guilt begins to rise in Georges as he recalls his less-than-angelic childhood yet for some reason he's unable to be completely honest with Anne. Soon their happy home is an emotional battleground leading to a climax that is breathtaking in its ferocity and ambiguousness. Though Haneke's film works first and foremost as an insidious thriller it is also a powerful commentary on the urban paranoia and racism that continue to permeate modern society. Without using a score and keeping his camera detached and static Haneke nonetheless establishes a nearly unbearable level of tension. Not for the squeamish Hidden remains a work of menacing brilliance and was the winner of the Best Director award at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

  • The Human Condition Trilogy Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD The Human Condition Trilogy Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD | Blu Ray | (19/09/2016) from £36.99  |  Saving you £33.00 (47.10%)  |  RRP £69.99

    Kobayashi's monumental film can clarify and enrich your understanding of what it is to be alive. (A.O. Scott, New York Times) One of the towering masterpieces of Japanese and world cinema, this three-part war epic has rarely been seen in the UK, at least partly because of its dauntingly gargantuan nine-hour length. Director Masaki Kobayashi (Harakiri) was attracted to Junpei Gomikawa's source novel because he recognised himself in the character of the protagonist Kaji, a pacifist and socialist who came of age during the aggressively militaristic 1930s and 40s. Following Kaji's career from factory worker to Japanese army private, Kobayashi unflinchingly examines the psychological toll of appallingly complex decisions made along the way, where being morally ?right' risks an outcome ranging from ostracism to savage beating to death. As Kaji, Tatsuya Nakadai (Sanjuro) is in virtually every scene, providing a rock-solid emotional anchor and a necessary one in Japan, where the film was hugely controversial for being openly critical of the nation's conduct during WWII. But it's this willingness to confront national taboos head-on that makes it such a lastingly powerful experience.

  • Angel-A [Blu-ray] [2005] Angel-A | Blu Ray | (14/09/2009) from £9.49  |  Saving you £15.50 (62.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The first film directed by the iconic Luc Besson (Nikita Leon The Fifth Element The Big Blue) in seven years Angel-A is his most personal and beautiful yet and a love letter to his home town. Shot in black and white in an unforgettably picturesque Paris the film stars supermodel Rie Rasmussen who starred in Brian de Palma's Femme Fatale and Jamel Debbouze last seen in the smash hit Amelie. Renowned director of photography Thierry Arbogast joins Luc Besson in their fifth collaboration fifteen years since they first worked together on Nikita. Angel-A is a visually beautiful tale that begins when two strangers meet on a bridge in Paris one morning. Looking to escape his past Andre (Jamel Debbouze) accepts the help of the mysterious Angela (Rie Rasmussen) and sets in motion a chain of events that will change his life forever. Beautiful in its simplicity Angel-A is a striking supernatural love-story.

  • The Hurt Locker [Blu-ray] [2008] The Hurt Locker | Blu Ray | (28/12/2009) from £5.99  |  Saving you £17.10 (68.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The Hurt Locker presents an intense and unflinching portrayal of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs in the heat of combat. When a new sergeant James takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict he surprises his two subordinates Sanborn and Eldridge by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. James behaves as if he's indifferent to death. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader the city explodes into chaos and James' true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever. Winner of the BAFTA Awards for Best Film Best Director Best Original Screenplay Best Cinematography Best Editing and Best Sound. Winner of the Academy Awards for Best Picture Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow) Best Screenplay Best Editing Best Sound Mixing & Best Sound Editing. Play.com Review One of the best films of 2009 The Hurt Locker bears similarities to David Simon and Ed Burns' Generation Kill in its non-judgemental depiction of military life and the motivations of soldiers. It's a complicated and sometimes uncomfortable look into a world in which most of us will never get closer to than on our TV screens. The fact is some soldiers for one reason or another like the thrill of war. Sgt. James (charismatically played by James Renner - 28 Weeks Later) is one such soldier. Not one to do things by the book James is right at the centre of this devastating action film. Unhinged but not without his demons James regularly comes into conflict with his new teammates: the aspirational but conventional Sgt. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie - Notorious) and rabbit in the headlights Spc. Eldridge (Brian Geraghty - The Guardian). The proverbial 'hurt locker' is one they barely keep shut. There's a job to be done even if it does draw them closer to hell with each passing moment. Film buffs will be pleased to learn that The Hurt Locker features sterling cameos from Guy Pearce (The Road) David Morse (16 Blocks) and Ralph Fiennes (briefly reunited with his Strange Days director). Bigelow knows her action as Point Break K-19: The Widowmaker and Near Dark fans will testify and here she has created a battleground where even the camera is nervous - danger even when it doesn't come feels like it's everywhere. Moving through a series increasingly fraught bomb disposals the movie presents an apolitical view of soldiering that whilst not being unique to the genre (Kubrick's Paths Of Glory Coppola's Apocalypse Now and Fuller's The Big Red One) captures a chaos and intensity seldom seen elsewhere. It's refreshing to watch a war film that doesn't preach endlessly about the nature of war but shows you enough horror for you to make up your own mind. Overall we can't urge you strongly enough to open The Hurt Locker and experience this masterpiece from a master director - it's an experience you will not forget in a hurry.

  • Subway [Blu-ray] [1985] Subway | Blu Ray | (14/09/2009) from £9.65  |  Saving you £15.34 (61.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Besson's second feature after Le Dernier Combat Subway is a stylish urban odyssey which helped to consolidate Besson's growing reputation for unique visually creative output. Fred (Christopher Lambert) a charismatic safe blower realises he is in love with rich society girl H''l''na (Isabelle Adjani) when he is in the midst of trying to blackmail her. To complicate matters he is also on the run from both gangsters and the police and is forced to take refuge in the tunnels of the Paris metro. Here in the brutal and surreal world beneath the city a strange collection of petty criminals and people with a reason to hide exist. Gradually Fred's life begins to interweave with theirs as rediscovering forgotten dreams he decides to form a band. However Fred cannot forget H''l''na and he becomes determined both to win her love and drive his band to success - with the police and gangsters all the while in hot pursuit.

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