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  • The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe [UMD Universal Media Disc] [2005] The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe | UMD | (03/04/2006) from £3.63  |  Saving you £-2.62 (-13.80%)  |  RRP £18.99

    C.S. Lewis's classic novel The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe makes an ambitious and long-awaited leap to the screen in this modern adaptation. It's a CGI-created world laden with all the special effects and visual wizardry modern filmmaking technology can conjure, which is fine so long as the film stays true to the story that Lewis wrote. And while this film is not a literal translation--it really wants to be so much more than just a kids' movie--for the most part it is faithful enough to the story, and whatever faults it has are happily faults of overreaching, and not of holding back. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe tells the story of the four Pevensie children, Lucy, Peter, Edmund, and Susan, and their adventures in the mystical world of Narnia. Sent to the British countryside for their own safety during the blitz of World War II, they discover an entryway into a mystical world through an old wardrobe. Narnia is inhabited by mythical, anthropomorphic creatures suffering under the hundred-year rule of the cruel White Witch (Tilda Swinton, in a standout role). The arrival of the children gives the creatures of Narnia hope for liberation, and all are dragged into the inevitable conflict between evil (the Witch) and good (Aslan the Lion, the Messiah figure, regally voiced by Liam Neeson). Director (and co-screenwriter) Andrew Adamson, a veteran of the Shrek franchise, knows his way around a fantasy-based adventure story, and he wisely keeps the story moving when it could easily become bogged down and tiresome. Narnia is, of course, a Christian allegory and the symbology is definitely there (as it should be, otherwise it wouldn't be the story Lewis wrote), but audiences aren’t knocked over the head with it, and in the hands of another director it could easily have become pedantic. The focus is squarely on the children and their adventures. The four young actors are respectable in their roles, especially considering the size of the project put on their shoulders, but it's the young Georgie Henley as the curious Lucy who stands out. This isn't a film that wildly succeeds, and in the long run it won't have the same impact as the Harry Potter franchise, but it is well done, and kids will get swept up in the adventure. Note: Narnia does contain battle scenes that some parents may consider too violent for younger children. --Dan Vancini

  • Paula Rego - Telling Tales [DVD] [UMD Mini for PSP] Paula Rego - Telling Tales | UMD | (10/08/2009) from £9.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Born in Portugal Paula Rego is one of Britain's leading artists. This intimate film follows the artist from her retrospective at the Reina Sofia in Madrid back to the privacy of her studio in London while she talks with humour and candour about her compulsion to produce works that though accessible deal with the most private themes.

  • The Fifth Element [UMD Universal Media Disc] [1997] The Fifth Element | UMD | (05/12/2005) from £7.29  |  Saving you £8.70 (54.40%)  |  RRP £15.99

    In the year 2257 a planet-sized sphere of supreme evil is approaching the earth at relentless speed threatening to exterminate every living organism unless four ancient stones representing the elements of earth wind fire and water are united with the mysterious fifth element.From Luc Besson the acclaimed director of 'Leon' and 'Nikita' comes a film that turns science fiction inside out.

  • Dark Water [UMD Universal Media Disc] Dark Water | UMD | (21/11/2005) from £1.90  |  Saving you £10.50 (55.30%)  |  RRP £18.99

  • Robots [UMD Universal Media Disc] Robots | UMD | (19/09/2005) from £23.59  |  Saving you £1.40 (5.60%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The delightful designs of William Joyce (writer/illustrator of such popular children's books as George Shrinks and Bently & Egg) make Robots a joy to behold. The round, bouncy, and ramshackle forms of hero Rodney Copperbottom and his computer-animated friends are part of an ornate a universe of elaborate contraptions and gleaming metallic surfaces. Rodney (voiced with a hint-of-Scottish lilt by Ewan McGregor) is a young inventor who sets off for Robot City to work for Big Weld (Mel Brooks), the supreme inventor of the mechanical world. But upon his arrival, Rodney discovers that Big Weld has disappeared, and the slick, shiny Ratchet (Greg Kinnear, As Good As It Gets) is phasing out the spare parts that lumpen robots need to function and replacing them with "upgrades"--expensive and glistening new exoskeletons. Unfortunately, from this suitable beginning, the story degenerates into a series of action sequences that make very little sense, though some are kinetic and fun (though others are only there to serve the inevitable Robots video game). Most kids will enjoy the sheer visual pleasure of the movie, but compared to the narrative richness of Pixar movies like The Incredibles and Toy Story, that pleasure is pretty short-lived. Also featuring the voices of Robin Williams, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Amanda Bynes, Jennifer Coolidge, and many, many more. --Bret Fetzer

  • The Descent [UMD Universal Media Disc] The Descent | UMD | (31/10/2005) from £21.59  |  Saving you £3.40 (13.60%)  |  RRP £24.99

  • Kung Fu Hustle [UMD Universal Media Disc] Kung Fu Hustle | UMD | (03/10/2005) from £1.99  |  Saving you £13.05 (65.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Movie-kinetics genius. Kung Fu Hustle takes the gleeful mayhem of Hong Kong action movies, the deadpan physical humor of silent comedies, and the sheer elasticity of Wile E. Coyote cartoons and fuses them into a spectacle that is simple in its joys and mind-boggling in its orchestration. A run-down slum has been poor but peaceful until a bunch of black-suited gangsters called the Axe Gang show up to cause trouble --and discover that, hidden among the humble poor, are three kung fu masters trying to live an ordinary life. But after these martial artists repulse the gang with their flying fists and feet, the gang leader hires a pair of assassins, whose arrival leads to the unveiling of more secrets, until both the screen and the audience are dizzy with hyperbolic fight artistry (choreographed by Yuen Wo Ping, who also choreographed MThe Matrix). Weaving through this escalating fury is a loudmouthed loser (writer/director/actor Stephen Chow) who suddenly finds himself having to live up to his bragging. Kung Fu Hustle more than lives up to the promise of Chow's previous film, Shaolin Soccer -- it's a movie made by an imagination unfettered by the laws of physics. Hugely entertaining. --Bret Fetzer

  • The Sixth Sense [UMD Universal Media Disc] [1999] The Sixth Sense | UMD | (06/03/2006) from £21.61  |  Saving you £-2.62 (-13.80%)  |  RRP £18.99

  • Peter Kay's Driven To Distraction [UMD Universal Media Disc] Peter Kay's Driven To Distraction | UMD | (30/01/2006) from £4.44  |  Saving you £0.51 (5.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

  • Bottom - Series 1 [UMD Universal Media Disc] [1991] Bottom - Series 1 | UMD | (26/12/2005) from £21.61  |  Saving you £-1.62 (-8.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • National Treasure [UMD Universal Media Disc] National Treasure | UMD | (03/10/2005) from £21.61  |  Saving you £-2.62 (-13.80%)  |  RRP £18.99

  • Red Dwarf - Smeg Ups [UMD Universal Media Disc] [1994] Red Dwarf - Smeg Ups | UMD | (10/07/2006) from £7.29  |  Saving you £-1.30 (-21.70%)  |  RRP £5.99

  • The Punisher [UMD Universal Media Disc] The Punisher | UMD | (01/09/2005) from £5.05  |  Saving you £12.94 (71.90%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • Rocky III [UMD Mini for PSP] [DVD] Rocky III | UMD | (19/12/2007) from £2.99  |  Saving you £-0.24 (-4.00%)  |  RRP £5.99

  • 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 £8.01 (47.10%)  |  RRP £16.99

  • Matrix [UMD Mini for PSP] Matrix | UMD | (07/01/2008) from £1.75  |  Saving you £-1.49 (-24.90%)  |  RRP £5.99

    A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. Manufacturer: Boulevard Entertainment

  • A Knight's Tale [UMD Universal Media Disc] A Knight's Tale | UMD | (01/09/2005) from £6.49  |  Saving you £11.50 (63.90%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • Underworld Evolution [UMD Universal Media Disc] Underworld Evolution | UMD | (19/06/2006) from £21.61  |  Saving you £-1.62 (-8.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • Cheaper By The Dozen [UMD Universal Media Disc] Cheaper By The Dozen | UMD | (05/12/2005) from £21.59  |  Saving you £0.40 (1.80%)  |  RRP £21.99

  • Snatch [UMD Universal Media Disc] Snatch | UMD | (31/10/2005) from £9.94  |  Saving you £8.05 (44.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

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