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  • Silent Hill [UMD Mini for PSP] Silent Hill | UMD | (07/12/2007) from £5.99  |  Saving you £-1.49 (-24.90%)  |  RRP £5.99

  • Welcome To The Jungle [UMD Universal Media Disc] Welcome To The Jungle | UMD | (05/12/2005) from £8.10  |  Saving you £0.52 (2.90%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • Alien [UMD Universal Media Disc] Alien | UMD | (05/09/2005) from £19.25  |  Saving you £2.74 (12.50%)  |  RRP £21.99

  • Elf [UMD Universal Media Disc] Elf | UMD | (07/11/2005) from £17.47  |  Saving you £0.52 (2.90%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • Dumb And Dumber [UMD Universal Media Disc] [1994] Dumb And Dumber | UMD | (10/04/2006) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • Matrix Revolutions [UMD Mini for PSP] Matrix Revolutions | UMD | (07/01/2008) from £3.29  |  Saving you £-5.48 (-91.50%)  |  RRP £5.99

    The opening reels of Matrix Revolutions do nothing to dispel the feeling of exhausted disappointment that set in during the second half of The Matrix Reloaded. There's plenty more talky guff combined with the picking-up of hard-to-remember plot threads as Neo (Keanu Reeves) lies in a coma in the "real" world and is stranded on a tube station in a limbo "beyond the Matrix" while his allies do a reprise of the shooting-their-way-past-the-bodyguards bit from the last film (this time, the baddies can walk on the ceiling). A new Oracle (Mary Alice) makes some pronouncements about the end being near and more things happen--including the evil Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) manifesting in reality by possessing a minor character and perfidiously blinding our hero, who wears a becoming ribbon over his wounded eyes and perceives the world in an impressive "flaming truth vision". What about the action? The equivalent of the last film's freeway chase scene is a huge face-off as the Sentinels (robot squids) finally breach the caverns of Zion, "the last human city", and swarm against a battalion of pilot-manipulated giant robots: here, the effects are seamless and the images astonishing, though the fact that none of the major characters are involved and the whole thing goes on so long as if designed to top any previous robot-on-robot screen carnage means that it becomes monotonously amazing, like watching someone else play a great computer game. After a too-easily-managed major realignment of the enmities, the film--and the series--finally delivers a sign-off sequence that's everything you could want as Neo and Smith get into a kung fu one-on-one in a rain-drenched virtual city, flying as high as Superman and Brainiac in smart suits. It comes too late to save the day and the wrap-up is both banal and incoherent, but at least this single combat is a reward for hardy veterans who've sat through seven hours of build-up. --Kim NewmanOn the DVD: when the first Matrix DVD was released, with never-before-seen features such as the "Follow the White Rabbit" option, it set a benchmark against which subsequent discs were judged. But neither sequel has lived up to the original's high standards. The Matrix Revolutions two-disc set is an unexceptional package, with a routine "making of" featurette being the main bonus item. Amid all the usual backslapping guff about how great everyone is and what a great time they've all had, it's possible to glean some nuggets of useful information about the baffling plot--though cast and crew can't repress a note of weariness creeping in when discussing the horribly protracted shooting schedule. The feature on the CG Revolution is the most informative for people who like to know how everything was done, and, in the same vein, there's also a multi-angle breakdown of the Super Burly Brawl. A 3-D timeline gives a handy summary of the story so far, and there's a plug for The Matrix Online game. The anamorphic 2.40:1 picture is, of course, a real treat to look at, even if the movie is mostly shades of dark grey and dark green; soundwise the dynamic range of the Dolby Digital surround is extreme: all conversations are conducted in throaty whispers, while the action sequences will push your speakers to the limit. No DTS option, though. And as with Reloaded, there's no audio commentary either: the Wachowski's policy of not talking about their creation begins to seem like a ploy to avoid answering awkward questions. --Mark Walker

  • Ice Age [UMD Universal Media Disc] [2002] Ice Age | UMD | (03/04/2006) from £8.99  |  Saving you £1.50 (11.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

  • Cursed [UMD Universal Media Disc] Cursed | UMD | (03/10/2005) from £2.80  |  Saving you £3.00 (15.80%)  |  RRP £18.99

  • Thunderbirds - Episodes 1, 2 And 3 [UMD Universal Media Disc] Thunderbirds - Episodes 1, 2 And 3 | UMD | (30/01/2006) from £3.85  |  Saving you £-4.50 (-45.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

  • Dark Crystal [UMD Universal Media Disc] [1982] Dark Crystal | UMD | (03/04/2006) from £17.47  |  Saving you £-4.48 (-34.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

  • Ricky Gervais' Extras (Episodes 1-6) [UMD Universal Media Disc] Ricky Gervais' Extras (Episodes 1-6) | UMD | (28/11/2005) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £21.99

  • Valiant [UMD Universal Media Disc] Valiant | UMD | (07/11/2005) from £19.25  |  Saving you £0.74 (3.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • I Am Legend [UMD Mini for PSP] [DVD] I Am Legend | UMD | (28/04/2008) from £11.47  |  Saving you £-1.48 (-14.80%)  |  RRP £9.99

    A mainstream Hollywood actor who seems committed to igniting science fiction features, Will Smith chalked up another sizeable hit in the shape of I Am Legend, the latest cinematic adaptation of Richard Matheson?s book of the same name. This time, Smith plays Robert Neville, the last man on an Earth emptied by a deadly virus that he continues to try and find a working vaccine for. With just his dog for company, and the fear of the vampires that haunt the night never far away, I Am Legend quickly establishes itself as a taut, highly watchable blockbuster, with plenty of reasons to gnaw at your nail. Where I Am Legend really scores is in the excellent first half. The scenes of a deserted New York are quite staggering, and it?s also to Smith?s immense credit that he holds the attention even though for the most part he?s the only person on the screen. It?s a quite wonderful opening hour that the film enjoys, and one that easily stands repeat viewings alone. The back half of I Am Legend is, almost inevitably, not quite the match of what?s gone before, as the threats of the night don?t, when you finally see them, live up to expectations. Nonetheless, for Smith?s performance, and the sheer quality of the build up, I Am Legend can stand side-by-side with the last take on the story, the Charlton Heston-starrer The Last Man On Earth. Take either home, and you?re in for a rollicking good night in front of the telly. --Jon Foster

  • Sky High [UMD Universal Media Disc] [2005] Sky High | UMD | (06/02/2006) from £5.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £18.99

  • Sin City [UMD Universal Media Disc] Sin City | UMD | (26/09/2005) from £3.95  |  Saving you £14.00 (73.70%)  |  RRP £18.99

  • Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire [UMD Universal Media Disc] [2005] Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire | UMD | (20/03/2006) from £3.99  |  Saving you £15.02 (57.80%)  |  RRP £25.99

    When Harry Potter's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools - the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament who did? Now Harry must confront a deadly dragon fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. In this fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series everything changes as Harry Ron and Hermione leave childhood forever and take on challenges greater than anything they could have imagined.

  • King Arthur [UMD Universal Media Disc] King Arthur | UMD | (05/09/2005) from £12.97  |  Saving you £4.38 (23.10%)  |  RRP £18.99

    It's got a round table, some knights, and a noble warrior who rises to become King Arthur, but everything else about this revisionist legend is pure Hollywood. That's not such a bad thing if you enjoyed Rob Roy, Braveheart, Gladiator and Troy, and there's some intriguing potential in presenting the "real" Arthur (played by Clive Owen) as a 5th-century soldier of Rome, assigned to defend Roman-imperial England against a hoard of invading Saxons (led by Stellan Skarsgard in hairy villain mode). As revamped history and "archaeological findings" would have us believe, Guinevere (Keira Knightley) is a warrior babe in face-paint and Lancelot (Ioan Gruffudd) is a nonentity who fades into the woodwork. Never mind. Best to enjoy the harsh, gloomy atmosphere of Irish locations, the ruggedness of Owen and his hearty supporting cast, and the entertaining nonsense of a Jerry Bruckheimer production that strips battle-ready Guinevere down to leather-strap S&M gear while all the men sport full-body armor. Hail to the queen, indeed! --Jeff Shannon

  • Spider-Man [UMD Universal Media Disc] [2002] Spider-Man | UMD | (08/05/2006) from £19.49  |  Saving you £-6.50 (-50.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

  • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story [UMD Universal Media Disc] Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story | UMD | (05/09/2005) from £5.45  |  Saving you £10.52 (47.80%)  |  RRP £21.99

    How's this for impressive trivia: Dodgeball faced off against The Terminal in opening-weekend competition, and 29-year-old writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber aced Steven Spielberg by a score of $30 to $18.7 in US box-office millions. That's no mean feat for a newcomer, but Thurber's lowbrow script and rapid-fire direction--along with a sublime cast of screen comedians--proved to be just what moviegoers were ravenous for: a consistently hilarious, patently formulaic romp in which the underdog owner of Average Joe's Gym (Vince Vaughan) faces foreclosure unless he can raise $50,000 in 30 days. The solution: a dodgeball tournament offering $50K to the winners, in which Vaughan and his nerdy clientele team up against the preening, abhorrently narcissistic owner (Ben Stiller) of Globo Gym, who's threatening a buy-out. That's it for story; any 5-year-old could follow it with brainpower to spare. But Thurber, Vaughan, Stiller, and their well-cast costars (including Stiller's off-screen wife, Christine Taylor) keep the big laughs coming for 96 nonsensical minutes. With spot-on cameos by champion bicyclist Lance Armstrong, David Hasselhoff, Hank Azaria, Chuck Norris, and William Shatner, and a crudely amusing coda for those who watch past the credits, Dodgeball is no masterpiece, but you can bet Spielberg was unexpectedly humbled by its popular appeal. --Jeff Shannon

  • Bottom - Series 1 [UMD Universal Media Disc] [1991] Bottom - Series 1 | UMD | (26/12/2005) from £21.49  |  Saving you £-1.50 (-7.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

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