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  • Doctor Who - The New Series - Series 1 - Vol. 4 [UMD Universal Media Disc] Doctor Who - The New Series - Series 1 - Vol. 4 | UMD | (26/12/2005) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • Dirty Sanchez - Series 1: Front End [UMD Universal Media Disc] Dirty Sanchez - Series 1: Front End | UMD | (25/02/2008) from £2.78  |  Saving you £2.38 (14.00%)  |  RRP £16.99

  • Little Britain - Series 2 [UMD Universal Media Disc] Little Britain - Series 2 | UMD | (12/12/2005) from £19.37  |  Saving you £0.62 (3.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • V for Vendetta [UMD Mini for PSP] V for Vendetta | UMD | (07/01/2008) from £11.59  |  Saving you £-5.60 (-93.50%)  |  RRP £5.99

    "Remember, remember the fifth of November," for on this day, in 2020, the minds of the masses shall be set free. So says code-name V (Hugo Weaving), a man on a mission to shake society out of its blank complacent stares in the film V For Vendetta. His tactics, however, are a bit revolutionary to say the least. The world in which V lives is very similar to Orwell's totalitarian dystopia in 1984: after years of various wars, England is now under "big brother" Chancellor Adam Sutler (played by John Hurt, who ironically played Winston Smith in the movie 1984) whose party uses force and fear to run the nation. After gaining power, minorities and political dissenters were rounded up and removed; artistic and unacceptable religious works were confiscated. Cameras and microphones are littered throughout the land, and the people are perpetually sedated through the governmentally controlled media. Taking inspiration from Guy Fawkes, the 17th century co-conspirator of a failed attempt to blow up Parliament on November 5, 1605, V dons a Fawkes mask and costume and sets off to wake the masses by destroying the symbols of their oppressors, literally and figuratively. At the beginning of his vendetta, V rescues Evey (Natalie Portman) from a group of police officers and has her live with him in his underworld lair. It is through their relationship where we learn how V became V, the extremities of the party's corruption, the problems of an oppressive government, V's revenge plot and his philosophy on how to induce change. Based on the popular graphic novel by Alan Moore, V For Vendetta's screenplay was written by the Wachowski Brothers (of The Matrix fame) and directed by their protégé James McTeigue. Controversy and criticism followed the film since its inception, from the hyper-stylized use of anarchistic terrorism to overthrow a corrupt government and the blatant jabs at the current US political arena, to graphic novel fans complaining about the reconstruction of Alan Moore's original vision (Moore himself has dismissed the film). Many are valid critiques and opinions, but there's no hiding the message the film is trying to express: Radical and drastic events often need to occur in order to shake people out of their state of indifference in order to bring about real change. Unfortunately, the movie only offers a means with no ends, and those looking for answers may find the film stylish, but a bit empty. --Rob Bracco

  • Little Britain - Series 3 [UMD Universal Media Disc] [2005] Little Britain - Series 3 | UMD | (11/09/2006) from £7.29  |  Saving you £-1.30 (-21.70%)  |  RRP £5.99

  • Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo [UMD Universal Media Disc] [2005] Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo | UMD | (06/02/2006) from £19.37  |  Saving you £-6.38 (-49.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

  • WWE - Bret Hitman Hart - The Best There Is [UMD Universal Media Disc] WWE - Bret Hitman Hart - The Best There Is | UMD | (06/02/2006) from £19.37  |  Saving you £-6.38 (-49.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

  • Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within [UMD Universal Media Disc] [2001] Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within | UMD | (24/04/2006) from £11.59  |  Saving you £1.40 (10.80%)  |  RRP £12.99

  • WWE - Rob Van Dam - One Of A Kind [UMD Universal Media Disc] WWE - Rob Van Dam - One Of A Kind | UMD | (06/02/2006) from £3.99  |  Saving you £-3.62 (-27.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

  • Species [UMD Universal Media Disc] Species | UMD | (21/11/2005) from £17.59  |  Saving you £0.40 (2.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • Superman [UMD Mini for PSP] Superman | UMD | (20/10/2008) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Modern blockbuster cinema came of age with the release of three huge science fiction/fantasy extravaganzas in the late 1970s. In 1978 Superman was the last of these, a gigantic hit unfairly overshadowed by Star Wars (1977) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). Christopher Reeve is completely convincing as both Superman and mild-mannered alter ego Clarke Kent, sparking real chemistry with Margot Kidder's fellow reporter Lois Lane. Very much a film of two halves, the opening tells the origin of Superman from the apocalyptic fate of Krypton to his nostalgically rendered boyhood in the mid-West. After a wonderful sequence introducing the Fortress of Solitude the film changes gear as the adult Clarke Kent arrives in Metropolis and Superman battles arch-nemesis Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman). Though the tone becomes lighter and introduces comedy, Superman succeeds because Donner plays the titular character straight. From Marlon Brando's heavyweight cameo to the surprisingly wrenching finale, Superman unfolds as an epic modern myth, a spiritual fable for a secular age and a fantastic entertainment for the young at heart. With breathtaking production design, still special effects, gorgeous cinematography, thrilling set-pieces, wit, romance and John Williams' extraordinarily rich music score, Superman has the power to make you believe a man can fly.On the DVD: Superman is presented in an extended director's cut which adds eight minutes to the theatrical original. The restored material is so artfully integrated many viewers may not even notice, but it would have been nice to at least have the opportunity to watch the original via seamless branching. The sound has been remixed into extraordinarily powerful Dolby Digital 5.1--the superb main title sequence is worth the price alone--and the anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 image is, except for some unavoidably grainy effects shots, pristine. The commentary by Richard Donner and writer Tom Mankiewicz reveals more about the background than all but the most dedicated fan will ever need to know, while film music aficionados will revel in the opportunity to listen to John Williams' score isolated in Dolby Digital 5.1. On the second side of the disc are a eight alternate John Williams music cues, a selection of deleted scenes and the screen tests of a variety of would-be Lois Lanes, introduced and with optional commentary by casting director Lynn Stalmaster. These are fascinating, and show how right for the part Margot Kidder really was. A DVD-ROM only feature presents the storyboards plus various Web features, while the real highlight is a 90-minute documentary divided into three sections covering pre-production, filming and special effects. The picture quality on all the extras is very good indeed. An enthralling package, DVD doesn't get much better than this. --Gary S Dalkin

  • X-Men 2 [UMD Universal Media Disc] [2003] X-Men 2 | UMD | (08/05/2006) from £11.59  |  Saving you £4.40 (27.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

  • WWE - From The Vault: Shawn Michaels [UMD Universal Media Disc] WWE - From The Vault: Shawn Michaels | UMD | (06/02/2006) from £16.61  |  Saving you £-3.62 (-27.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

  • Dark Water [UMD Universal Media Disc] Dark Water | UMD | (21/11/2005) from £2.49  |  Saving you £14.03 (73.90%)  |  RRP £18.99

  • Time Bandits [UMD Universal Media Disc] Time Bandits | UMD | (06/03/2006) from £14.61  |  Saving you £-8.62 (-143.90%)  |  RRP £5.99

  • Peter Kay: Special Edition [UMD Universal Media Disc] Peter Kay: Special Edition | UMD | (19/12/2005) from £2.00  |  Saving you £-3.62 (-18.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • Click [UMD Mini for PSP] [2006] Click | UMD | (29/01/2007) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £12.99

  • 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

  • Van Helsing [UMD Universal Media Disc] Van Helsing | UMD | (05/09/2005) from £16.59  |  Saving you £3.40 (17.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Like a roller coaster ready to fly off its rails, Van Helsing rockets to maximum velocity and never slows down. Having earned blockbuster clout with The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, writer-director Stephen Sommers once again plunders Universal's monster vault and pulls out all the stops for this mammoth $148-million action-adventure-horror-comedy, which opens (sans credits) with a terrific black-and-white prologue that pays homage to the Universal horror classics that inspired it. The plot pits legendary vampire hunter Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) against Dracula (the deliciously campy Richard Roxburgh), his deadly blood-sucking brides, and the Wolfman (Will Kemp) in a two-hour parade of outstanding special effects (980 in all) that turn Sommers' juvenile plot into a triple-overtime bonus for CGI animators. In alliance with a Transylvanian princess (Kate Beckinsale) and the Frankenstein monster (Shuler Hensley), Van Helsing must prevent Dracula from hatching his bat-winged progeny, and there's so much good-humored action that you're guaranteed to be thrilled and exhausted by the time the 10-minute end-credits roll. It's loud, obnoxious, filled with revisionist horror folklore, and aimed at addicted gamers and eight-year-olds, but this colossal monster mash (including Mr. Hyde, just for kicks) will never, ever bore you. --Jeff Shannon

  • Kill Bill Volume 1 [UMD Universal Media Disc] Kill Bill Volume 1 | UMD | (07/11/2005) from £22.47  |  Saving you £-3.48 (-18.30%)  |  RRP £18.99

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