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  • Doc Martin - Complete Series 1-5 [DVD] Doc Martin - Complete Series 1-5 | DVD | (05/03/2012) from £15.99  |  Saving you £19.00 (54.30%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Series 1Doctor Martin Ellingham, a celebrated London surgeon who turns his back on city life, moves to a sleepy Cornish village to become the local doctor. Despite his surgical brilliance, Doc Martin has no interpersonal skills and his bedside manner soon starts to upset his new patients, causing havoc throughout the village! Series 2Martin is again joined by Aunt Joan, Bert and Al Large, the local plumbers, local bobby PC Mark Mylow and school teacher Louisa Glasson, who's no clearer about her feelings for Doc Martin than she was when she first met him! Series 3The good doctor continues to bumble through life in the village all the while trying to pursue his ill fated burgeoning romance with headmistress Louisa Glasson. But could a breakthrough in their turbulent realtionship mean wedding bells for the couple? Series 4Martin Clunes returns to play the curmudgeonly Dr Martin Ellingham whose truculent and tactless manner upsets the convivial community of the picture postcard village of Portwenn, Cornwall. In this fourth series school headmistress Louisa has left the village, and Doc Martin is starting to question whether he wants to stay too. He sets out to conquer his blood phobia for good, but he finds this task easier said than done. To complicate matters the Doc discovers an old medical school acquaintance, Dr Edith Montgomery, is now working at the local hospital and when he questions her diagnosis of one of his patients the sparks fly. But there's an even bigger surprise in store for the grumpy GP... Series 5Set against the stunning backdrop of Cornwall and the picture postcard village of Portwenn, Martin Clunes reprises his role of the curmudgeonly Doctor Martin Ellingham whose truculent and tactless manner upsets just about everyone. When we last saw him he had packed his bags ready to take on a consultant's position in London. That was until estranged girlfriend Louisa gave birth to their son - who still doesn't have a name... Can the Doc cope with being a new dad while trying to resume his high-flying career as a surgeon?

  • Thundercats - Series 1-2 - Complete Thundercats - Series 1-2 - Complete | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £12.99  |  Saving you £47.00 (78.30%)  |  RRP £59.99

    Now you can get all episodes of the terrific cartoon series in a box-set containing seasons one and two. Thundercats have entertained a generation and are still as entertaining today as they were back in the 80's. The first season begins in a distant galaxy the world of Thundera is in crisis. The planet's structure has become unstable and is near collapse. With their destruction imminent Thundera's denizens--known as the Thundercats--escape in a spaceship and plot a course for a new home. While in transit the Thundercats are attacked by evil mutants and their craft is irreparably damaged. Jaga the eldest Thundercat sacrifices himself in order to pilot the ship safely to its destination: Third Earth. The second series picks up with leader of the Thundercats Lion-O suffering a recurring vision. The Thundercats realise that three more Thunderians must have survived the destruction of Thundera! A daring rescue mission pits the Thundercats against the villainous Mumm-Ra who has strengthened his forces of mutants and broadened the range of his dark territories. Can Lion-O save the new Thunderians? Mumm-Ra is powerful and determined to destroy the Thundercats!

  • Columbo - Season 1-11 Complete (2011 Repackage) [DVD] Columbo - Season 1-11 Complete (2011 Repackage) | DVD | (07/11/2011) from £28.85  |  Saving you £-3.86 (-15.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    All ten seasons of the American detective drama featuring Peter Falk's now-classic depiction of the trenchcoat-clad detective Columbo. Columbo uses his humble ways and disingenuous demeanour to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

  • Home Alone Collection [DVD] Home Alone Collection | DVD | (06/11/2006) from £8.78  |  Saving you £0.94 (9.70%)  |  RRP £9.72

    Home Alone: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he's not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in and Kevin's rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them! Home Alone 2 - Lost In New York: Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is back. But this time he's in New York City - with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his own playground! But Kevin won't be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits Harry and Marv (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin are bound for New York too plotting a huge holiday heist. Home Alone 3: International crooks hide a top-secret computer chip inside a toy car but an airport mix-up lands it in the hands of eight-year-old Alex Pruitt who's home alone with the chicken pox. Madness and mayhem kick into high gear as the pint-sized hero defends his house against the bumbling bad guys armed with an outrageous array of ambushes and booby traps. Home Alone 4: Kevin McCallister's parents have split up. Now living with his mom he decides to spend Christmas with his dad at the mansion of his father's rich girlfriend Natalie. Meanwhile robber Marv Merchants partners up with a new criminal to hit Natalie's mansion with only Kevin left inside to fend them off in any devious and destructive way he can!

  • Toy Story 1-3 Box Set [Blu-ray] Toy Story 1-3 Box Set | Blu Ray | (22/11/2010) from £12.99  |  Saving you £26.00 (66.70%)  |  RRP £38.99

    Toy Story: As six-year-old Andy's favorite toy Woody (Tom Hanks) a take-charge pull-string cowboy is confident in his role as room leader. But after Andy's birthday party newcomer Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) a flashy space ranger with laser action and pop-out wings crash-lands into Woody's world. Buzz instantly wins the admiration of Andy's other toys igniting a rivalry that lands the duo inside the home of Sid - the toy-torturing boy next door. To escape Sid's evil plans Woody and Buzz must work together and realize they've got the perfect friend...in each other! Toy Story 2: The original all-star voice cast from Toy Story is joined in Toy Story 2 by a new gang of unforgettable characters including Jessie the cowgirl Bullseye the horse and Stinky Pete the prospector. While Andy is away Woody is abducted by a greedy toy collector. Before you can say to infinity and beyond Buzz Lightyear Mr. Potato Head Hamm Rex and Slinky Dog spring into action in this thrilling and hilarious rescue mission. Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Picture Toy Story 2 won raves from critics and audiences alike... Toy Story 3: The creators of the beloved Toy Story films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of Woody Buzz and our favorite gang of toy characters in Toy Story 3. Woody and Buzz had accepted that their owner Andy would grow up someday but what happens when that day arrives? In the third installment Andy is preparing to depart for college leaving his loyal toys troubled about their uncertain future. Lee Unkrich (co-director of Toy Story 2 and Finding Nemo) directs this highly anticipated film and Michael Arndt the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Little Miss Sunshine brings his unique talents and comedic sensibilities to the proceedings.

  • The Incredibles (Disney Pixar) (2 Discs) [2004] The Incredibles (Disney Pixar) (2 Discs) | DVD | (18/03/2005) from £5.55  |  Saving you £15.00 (71.50%)  |  RRP £20.99

    After creating the last great traditionally animated film of the 20th century, The Iron Giant, filmmaker Brad Bird joined top-drawer studio Pixar to create this exciting, completely entertaining computer-animated film. Bird gives us a family of "supers," a brood of five with special powers desperately trying to fit in with the 9-to-5 suburban lifestyle. Of course, in a more innocent world, Bob and Helen Parr were superheroes, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl. But blasted lawsuits and public disapproval forced them and other supers to go incognito, making it even tougher for their school-age kids, the shy Violet and the aptly named Dash. When a stranger named Mirage (voiced by Elizabeth Pena) secretly recruits Bob for a potential mission, the old glory days spin in his head, even if his body is a bit too plump for his old super suit. Bird has his cake and eats it, too. He and the Pixar wizards send up superhero and James Bond movies while delivering a thrilling, supercool action movie that rivals Spider-Man 2 for 2004's best onscreen thrills. While it's just as funny as the previous Pixar films, The Incredibles has a far wider-ranging emotional palette (it's Pixar's first PG film). Bird takes several jabs, including some juicy commentary on domestic life ("It's not graduation, he's moving from the fourth to fifth grade!"). The animated Parrs look and act a bit like the actors portraying them, Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter. Samuel L. Jackson and Jason Lee also have a grand old time as, respectively, superhero Frozone and bad guy Syndrome. Nearly stealing the show is Bird himself, voicing the eccentric designer of superhero outfits ("No capes!"), Edna Mode. Nominated for four Oscars, The Incredibles won for Best Animated Film and, in an unprecedented win for non-live-action films, Sound Editing. The Presentation This two-disc set is (shall we say it?), incredible. The digital-to-digital transfer pops off the screen and the 5.1 Dolby sound will knock the socks off most systems. But like any superhero, it has an Achilles heel. This marks the first Pixar release that doesn't include both the widescreen and full-screen versions in the same DVD set, which was a great bargaining chip for those cinephiles who still want a full-frame presentation for other family members. With a 2.39:1 widescreen ratio (that's big black bars, folks, à la Dr. Zhivago), a few more viewers may decide to go with the full-frame presentation. Fortunately, Pixar reformats their full-frame presentation so the action remains in frame. The Extras The most-repeated segments will be the two animated shorts. Newly created for this DVD is the hilarious "Jack-Jack Attack," filling the gap in the film during which the Parr baby is left with the talkative babysitter, Kari. "Boundin'," which played in front of the film theatrically, was created by Pixar character designer Bud Luckey. This easygoing take on a dancing sheep gets better with multiple viewings (be sure to watch the featurette on the short). Brad Bird still sounds like a bit of an outsider in his commentary track, recorded before the movie opened. Pixar captain John Lasseter brought him in to shake things up, to make sure the wildly successful studio would not get complacent. And while Bird is certainly likable, he does not exude Lasseter's teddy-bear persona. As one animator states, "He's like strong coffee; I happen to like strong coffee." Besides a resilient stance to be the best, Bird threw in an amazing number of challenges, most of which go unnoticed unless you delve into the 70 minutes of making-of features plus two commentary tracks (Bird with producer John Walker, the other from a dozen animators). We hear about the numerous sets, why you go to "the Spaniards" if you're dealing with animation physics, costume problems (there's a reason why previous Pixar films dealt with single- or uncostumed characters), and horror stories about all that animated hair. Bird's commentary throws out too many names of the! animators even after he warns himself not to do so, but it's a lively enough time. The animator commentary is of greatest interest to those interested in the occupation. There is a 30-minute segment on deleted scenes with temporary vocals and crude drawings, including a new opening (thankfully dropped). The "secret files" contain a "lost" animated short from the superheroes' glory days. This fake cartoon (Frozone and Mr. Incredible are teamed with a pink bunny) wears thin, but play it with the commentary track by the two superheroes and it's another sharp comedy sketch. There are also NSA "files" on the other superheroes alluded to in the film with dossiers and curiously fun sound bits. "Vowellet" is the only footage about the well-known cast (there aren't even any obligatory shots of the cast recording their lines). Author/cast member Sarah Vowell (NPR's This American Life) talks about her first foray into movie voice-overs--daughter Violet--and the unlikelihood of her being a superhero. The feature is unlike anything we've seen on a Disney or Pixar DVD extra, but who else would consider Abe Lincoln an action figure? --Doug Thomas

  • Marvel Studios Collector's Edition Box Set - Phase 1 [Blu-ray] [Region Free] Marvel Studios Collector's Edition Box Set - Phase 1 | Blu Ray | (20/11/2017) from £34.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Iron Man: Suit up for action with Robert Downey Jr. in the ultimate movie adventure, Iron Man! When jet-setting genius-industrialist Tony Stark is captured in enemy territory, he builds a high-tech suit of armour to escape. Now he's on a mission to save the world as a hero who's built, not born, to be unlike any other. Co-starring Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow, it's a fantastic, high-flying journey that's massively entertaining. Incredible Hulk: This explosive, action-packed adventure, in one of the all-time msot popular super hero sagas, unfolds with a cure-in-reach for the world's most primal force of fury: The Incrediblr Hulk. Scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) is living in the shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote. But the warmongers who dream of abusing his powers won't leave him alone - now will his need to be with the only woman he has ever loved, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler). Our brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by the abomination, a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression whos powers match The Hulk's own, and a fight of comic-book proportions ensues, threatening New York City with total destruction! Iron Man 2: Get the ultimate cinematic experience powered by action, humour and supercharged special effects as Robert Downey Jr. returns in Iron Man 2. Now that Tony Stark's Super Hero secret is revealed to the world, he must once again suit up in order to face his most dangerous enemy yet - but not without a few new allies of his own! Thor: The world has many heroes but only one is a god. When the arrogant warrior Thor (Chris Hemsworth, Star Trek) is banished to Earth from his homeworld of Asgard, he must fight to reclaim his lost powers. Pursued by an invasion force sent to destroy him, the fallen God of Thunder must rise to the battle and learn what it takes to become a true hero. Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins also star in this blockbuster adventure critics have called a rousing, entertaining thrill. Captain America: Captain America leads the fight for freedom in the action-packed blockbuster starring Chris Evans as the ultimate weapon against evil! When a terrifying force threatens everyone across the globe, the world's greatest soldier wages war on the evil HYDRA organisation, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving). Critics and audiences alike salute Captain America: The First Avenger as total suspense, action and fun! Avengers Assemble: Marvel Studios makes cinematic history as it unites the Super Hero team of a lifetime. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) assemble together for the first time ever in this epic, action-packed blockbuster - alongside Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Director Joss Whedon creates an unprecedented masterpiece that has become a global phenomenon. Included Extras: 6 Matt Ferguson artcards 6 original theatrical posters Iron Man: Deleted and Extended Scenes (HD) Incredible Hulk: Alternate Opening, The Making of Incredible, Becoming the Hulk, Becoming the Abomination, Anatomy of a Hulk-Out, From Comic Book to Screen, Deleted Scenes, Feature Commentary With Director Louis Leterrier and Tim Roth Iron Man 2: S.H.I.E.L.D. Data Vault: An In-Depth Look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe HD, Commentary by Director Jon Favreau, And More! Thor: Commentary by Director Kenneth Branagh, Road to The Avengers HD, Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant HD, 11 Deleted Scenes HD, 7 Featurettes HD, And More Captain America: Outfitting A Hero HD, The Assembly Begins HD, And More! Avengers Assemble: Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, Marvel One-shot: Item 47, A Visual Journey *BONUS DISC* Click Images to Enlarge ?Phase 1 archives' bonus disc, including Phil Coulson's introductions to each film, the famous ?and Then Shawarma After' featurette, deleted scenes, animatics and more from each film Iron Man - Agent Coulson Intro: Iron Man, Iron Man - Deleted Scenes - Champions, Iron Man - Animatics, Iron Man - Pre-viz, The Incredible Hulk - Agent Coulson Intro: The Incredible Hulk, The Incredible Hulk - Pre-viz, Iron Man 2 - Agent Coulson Intro - Iron Man 2, Iron Man 2 - Deleted Scenes, Iron Man 2 - Animatics, Iron Man 2 - Pre-viz, Thor - Agent Coulson Intro - Thor, Thor - Deleted Scenes, Thor - Animatics, Captain America: The First Avenger - Agent Coulson Intro - Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The First Avenger - Animatics, Avengers Assemble... - Agent Coulson Intro -Avengers Assemble, Avengers Assemble - And Then Shawarma After, Avengers Assemble - Deleted Scenes, Avengers Assemble - Animatics, Avengers Assemble - Pre-viz

  • The Complete Paddington Bear The Complete Paddington Bear | DVD | (23/06/2008) from £6.09  |  Saving you £13.90 (69.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The thoughtful little bear with the blue duffle coat, big black hat and sticky paws has been through a lot, and for the first time ever you can be with him every step of the way in this complete collection.Shipped off by his aunt Lucy from deepest darkest Peru, Paddington was discovered in the London train station of the same name by Mr and Mrs Brown. Taken home to be a part of the family at 32 Windsor Gardens, Paddington's adventures are only just beginning...So make yourself some marmalade sandwiches, get comfortable in front of the television and prepare to be titillated by all 56 classic episodes plus three feature length specials, all neatly packed in this two disc box set!You will not fail to be entertained by his hilarious antics, after all, Paddington is really rather good at that...Disc 1: Episodes 1-40.Disc 2: Episodes 41-56, plus 3 TV Specials.

  • Frozen Planet - The Complete Series [DVD] Frozen Planet - The Complete Series | DVD | (08/12/2011) from £7.99  |  Saving you £21.50 (71.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough and from the award-winning team behind Planet Earth & Blue Planet comes the ultimate portrait of the earth's Polar regions.The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wildernesses on Earth. The scale and beauty of the scenery and the sheer power of the elements - the weather, the ocean and the ice - is unmatched anywhere else on our planet. Yet these harsh environments are teeming with life: home to iconic animals from polar bears to emperor penguins and from killer whales to wandering albatrosses.Using the latest camera technology to film on land, from the air, underwater and below the ice caps, Frozen Planet follows their fascinating lives throughout the seasons as they struggle to survive. With spectacular polar landscapes and amazing animal behaviour, often filmed for the first time, it captures the drama of an extreme natural world.With both Poles under grave threat from climate change, this extraordinary series may be the last chance to witness these great wildernesses before they change forever.

  • Blackadder Remastered - The Ultimate Edition [DVD] [1982] Blackadder Remastered - The Ultimate Edition | DVD | (15/06/2009) from £7.99  |  Saving you £27.84 (69.60%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Like a skidmark through history the Edmund Blackadders left an indelible dirty stain on every era they passed through. No one knows where the notorious Blackadder family originated from - some say the shallow end of the gene pool others just nod and point to the cess-pit behind the pig-sheds. Every new era produces a more contemptuous Edmund Blackadder each incarnation bearing a striking resemblance to the last carrying forward the family traditions of cowardice treachery and political corruption. Accompanying each generation of Edmund Blackadders is the 'Baldrick' family a loyal breed of human pack-animal and the byword for all things stupid.

  • Wacky Races - Vol. 1 - 3 Wacky Races - Vol. 1 - 3 | DVD | (31/07/2006) from £11.48  |  Saving you £15.51 (57.50%)  |  RRP £26.99

    Start your DVD engines! Diabolical do-badder Dick Dastardly his snickering canine cohort Muttley and their Mean Machine take on you all comers for all the fast and furious fun of the complete animated series Wacky Races. Gear up to keep pace with this dimwitted duo as well as their rivals: Peter Perfect in his Turbo Terrific Luke and Blubber Bear in the Arkansas Chucgabug the Ant Hill Mob in the Bulletproof Bomb and glamorous Penelope Pitstop in her pink Compact Pussycat. Fasten your seat belts for all 34 original episodes plus Hilarious High-Speed Extras that will keep you awake at the wheel straight through to the finish line!

  • Red Dwarf - Back To Earth [DVD] Red Dwarf - Back To Earth | DVD | (15/06/2009) from £6.95  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Cult comedy Red Dwarf is returning to TV 21 years after its initial launch. The show has been resurrected by digital channel Dave for a three-part Easter weekend special which sees the cast finally return to Earth. Written and directed by Red Dwarf co-creator Doug Naylor the new show reunites the line-up including Coronation Street's Craig Charles.

  • Kung Fu Panda 1-3 [DVD] [2016] Kung Fu Panda 1-3 | DVD | (11/07/2016) from £9.48  |  Saving you £5.52 (36.80%)  |  RRP £15

    Kung Fu Panda Prepare for awesomeness in DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda. Jack Black is perfect as the voice of Po, a noodle slurping dreamer who must embrace his true self fuzzy flaws and all in order to become the legendary Dragon Warrior. With high-kicking humour, tons of kung fu action, and groundbreaking animation, Kung Fu Panda is a heart-warming story of courage for the whole family! Kung Fu Panda 2 From the studio that brought you Shrek , Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda . Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed. Kung Fu Panda 3 One of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3. When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossiblelearn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

  • Indiana Jones: The Complete Collection Indiana Jones: The Complete Collection | DVD | (10/11/2008) from £11.09  |  Saving you £2.64 (19.20%)  |  RRP £13.73

    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark It's said that the original is the greatest, and there can be no more vivid proof than Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first and indisputably best of the initial three Indiana Jones adventures cooked up by the dream team of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Expectations were high for this 1981 collaboration between the two men, who essentially invented the box office blockbuster with `70s efforts like Jaws and Star Wars, and Spielberg (who directed) and Lucas (who co-wrote the story and executive produced) didn't disappoint. This wildly entertaining film has it all: non-stop action, exotic locations, grand spectacle, a hero for the ages, despicable villains, a beautiful love interest, humour, horror… not to mention lots of snakes. And along with all the bits that are so familiar by now--Indy (Harrison Ford) running from the giant boulder in a cave, using his pistol instead of his trusty whip to take out a scimitar-wielding bad guy, facing off with a hissing cobra, and on and on--there's real resonance in a potent storyline that brings together a profound religious-archaeological icon (the Ark of the Covenant, nothing less than "a radio for speaking to God") and the 20th century's most infamous criminals (the Nazis). Now that's entertainment. --Sam Graham Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom It's hard to imagine that a film with worldwide box office receipts topping US$300 million worldwide could be labeled a disappointment, but some moviegoers considered Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the second installment in Steven Spielberg and George Lucas' 1980s adventure trilogy, to be just that. That doesn't mean it's a bad effort; any collaboration between these two cinema giants (Spielberg directed, while Lucas provided the story and was executive producer) is bound to have more than its share of terrific moments, and Temple of Doom is no exception. But in exchanging the very real threat of Nazi Germany for the cartoonish Thuggee cult, it loses some of the heft of its predecessor (Raiders of the Lost Ark); on the other hand, it's also the darkest and most disturbing of the three films, what with multiple scenes of children enslaved, a heart pulled out of a man's chest, and the immolation of a sacrificial victim, which makes it less fun than either Raiders or The Last Crusade, notwithstanding a couple of riotous chase scenes and impressively grand sets. Many fans were also less than thrilled with the new love interest, a spoiled, querulous nightclub singer portrayed by Kate Capshaw, but a cute kid sidekick ("Short Round," played by Ke Huy Quan) and, of course, the ever-reliable Harrison Ford as the cynical-but-swashbuckling hero more than make up for that character's shortcomings. --Sam Graham Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade The third episode in Steven Spielberg's rousing Indiana Jones saga, this film recaptures the best elements of Raiders of the Lost Ark while exploring new territory with wonderfully satisfying results. Indy is back battling the Nazis, who have launched an expedition to uncover the whereabouts of the Holy Grail. And it's not just Indy this time--his father (played with great acerbic wit by Sean Connery, the perfect choice) is also involved in the hunt. Spielberg excels at the kind of extended action sequences that top themselves with virtually every frame; the best one here involves Indy trying to stop a Nazi tank from the outside while his father is being held within. For good measure, Spielberg reveals (among other things) how Indy got his hat, the scar on his chin, and his nickname (in a prologue that features River Phoenix as the young Indiana). --Marshall Fine Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Nearly 20 years after riding his last Crusade, Harrison Ford makes a welcome return as archaeologist/relic hunter Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, an action-packed fourth installment that's, in a nutshell, less memorable than the first three but great nostalgia for fans of the series. Producer George Lucas and screenwriter David Koepp (War of the Worlds) set the film during the cold war, as the Soviets--replacing Nazis as Indy's villains of choice and led by a sword-wielding Cate Blanchett with black bob and sunglasses--are in pursuit of a crystal skull, which has mystical powers related to a city of gold. After escaping from them in a spectacular opening action sequence, Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young greaser (Shia LaBeouf) whose friend--and Indy's colleague--Professor Oxley (John Hurt) has been captured for his knowledge of the skull's whereabouts. Whatever secrets the skull holds are tertiary; its reveal is the weakest part of the movie, as the CGI effects that inevitably accompany it feel jarring next to the boulder-rolling world of Indy audiences knew and loved. There's plenty of comedy, delightful stunts--ants play a deadly role here--and the return of Raiders love interest Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, once shrill but now softened, giving her ex-love bemused glances and eye-rolls as he huffs his way to save the day. Which brings us to Ford: bullwhip still in hand, he's a little creakier, a lot grayer, but still twice the action hero of anyone in film today. With all the anticipation and hype leading up to the film's release, perhaps no reunion is sweeter than that of Ford with the role that fits him as snugly as that fedora hat. --Ellen A. Kim

  • Agatha Christie Poirot Feature Length Collection (Digitally Re-mastered) [DVD] Agatha Christie Poirot Feature Length Collection (Digitally Re-mastered) | DVD | (13/08/2012) from £7.29  |  Saving you £5.70 (43.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    David Suchet stars as Agatha Christie's enigmatic, eccentric and extremely intelligent detective Hercule Poirot. Murder On The Orient Express: One of Agatha Christie's best loved murder mysteries, this new production is directed by BAFTA winner Philip Martin. Travelling from Istanbul to London on the famous Orient Express train Poirot is asked by Samuel Ratchett to provide him with protection against an unnamed threat. He refuses but when Ratchett is found murdered Poirot vows to find the killer. Death On The Nile: A lavish murder mystery adapted from Agatha Christie's most famous crime thriller. Shot in stunning locations, Death On The Nile is set on board a Nile cruise where, against Poirot's advice, a heartbroken Jacqueline De Bellefort has joined the trip to stalk her former fianc and his new heiress wife. When the unfortunate heiress is found shot in the head, Jacqueline has the perfect alibi after being locked in her cabin for attacking her ex-love.The ABC Murders: A is for Andover, the town where Mrs Ascher is found battered to death. B is for Bexhill, where Betty Barnard is strangled. C for Churston, the tiny Devonshire village where Sir Carmichael Clarke is murdered. Beside each body lies a copy of the ABC Railway Guide - open at the relevant page. The police are baffled. But the murderer has already made a grave mistake. He has challenged Hercule Poirot to unmask him.

  • The Complete Open All Hours - Series One-Four [1976] The Complete Open All Hours - Series One-Four | DVD | (12/10/2009) from £9.99  |  Saving you £25.00 (71.40%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Ronnie Barker stars as Arkwright, the tight-fisted stammering shop-keeper, who would rather risk instant amputation than replace his death-trap of a till. A young David Jason plays Granville, Arkwright's ill-fated, over-worked, sexually-frustrated errand boy, while Lynda Baron is Nurse Gladys Emmanuel, the owner of an awesome bosom and an old Morris Minor and is the object of the grocer's undying lust.

  • Indiana Jones - The Complete Adventures (Blu-ray Quadrilogy)[Region Free] Indiana Jones - The Complete Adventures (Blu-ray Quadrilogy) | Blu Ray | (08/10/2012) from £11.99  |  Saving you £54.00 (81.80%)  |  RRP £65.99

    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark It?s said that the original is the greatest, and there can be no more vivid proof than Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first and indisputably best of the initial three Indiana Jones adventures cooked up by the dream team of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Expectations were high for this 1981 collaboration between the two men, who essentially invented the box office blockbuster with ?70s efforts like Jaws and Star Wars, and Spielberg (who directed) and Lucas (who co-wrote the story and executive produced) didn?t disappoint. This wildly entertaining film has it all: non-stop action, exotic locations, grand spectacle, a hero for the ages, despicable villains, a beautiful love interest, humour, horror? not to mention lots of snakes. And along with all the bits that are so familiar by now--Indy (Harrison Ford) running from the giant boulder in a cave, using his pistol instead of his trusty whip to take out a scimitar-wielding bad guy, facing off with a hissing cobra, and on and on--there?s real resonance in a potent storyline that brings together a profound religious-archaeological icon (the Ark of the Covenant, nothing less than "a radio for speaking to God") and the 20th century?s most infamous criminals (the Nazis). Now that?s entertainment. --Sam Graham Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom It?s hard to imagine that a film with worldwide box office receipts topping US$300 million worldwide could be labeled a disappointment, but some moviegoers considered Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the second installment in Steven Spielberg and George Lucas? 1980s adventure trilogy, to be just that. That doesn?t mean it?s a bad effort; any collaboration between these two cinema giants (Spielberg directed, while Lucas provided the story and was executive producer) is bound to have more than its share of terrific moments, and Temple of Doom is no exception. But in exchanging the very real threat of Nazi Germany for the cartoonish Thuggee cult, it loses some of the heft of its predecessor (Raiders of the Lost Ark); on the other hand, it?s also the darkest and most disturbing of the three films, what with multiple scenes of children enslaved, a heart pulled out of a man?s chest, and the immolation of a sacrificial victim, which makes it less fun than either Raiders or The Last Crusade, notwithstanding a couple of riotous chase scenes and impressively grand sets. Many fans were also less than thrilled with the new love interest, a spoiled, querulous nightclub singer portrayed by Kate Capshaw, but a cute kid sidekick ("Short Round," played by Ke Huy Quan) and, of course, the ever-reliable Harrison Ford as the cynical-but-swashbuckling hero more than make up for that character?s shortcomings. --Sam Graham Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade The third episode in Steven Spielberg's rousing Indiana Jones saga, this film recaptures the best elements of Raiders of the Lost Ark while exploring new territory with wonderfully satisfying results. Indy is back battling the Nazis, who have launched an expedition to uncover the whereabouts of the Holy Grail. And it's not just Indy this time--his father (played with great acerbic wit by Sean Connery, the perfect choice) is also involved in the hunt. Spielberg excels at the kind of extended action sequences that top themselves with virtually every frame; the best one here involves Indy trying to stop a Nazi tank from the outside while his father is being held within. For good measure, Spielberg reveals (among other things) how Indy got his hat, the scar on his chin, and his nickname (in a prologue that features River Phoenix as the young Indiana). --Marshall Fine Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Nearly 20 years after riding his last Crusade, Harrison Ford makes a welcome return as archaeologist/relic hunter Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, an action-packed fourth installment that's, in a nutshell, less memorable than the first three but great nostalgia for fans of the series. Producer George Lucas and screenwriter David Koepp (War of the Worlds) set the film during the cold war, as the Soviets--replacing Nazis as Indy's villains of choice and led by a sword-wielding Cate Blanchett with black bob and sunglasses--are in pursuit of a crystal skull, which has mystical powers related to a city of gold. After escaping from them in a spectacular opening action sequence, Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young greaser (Shia LaBeouf) whose friend--and Indy's colleague--Professor Oxley (John Hurt) has been captured for his knowledge of the skull's whereabouts. Whatever secrets the skull holds are tertiary; its reveal is the weakest part of the movie, as the CGI effects that inevitably accompany it feel jarring next to the boulder-rolling world of Indy audiences knew and loved. There's plenty of comedy, delightful stunts--ants play a deadly role here--and the return of Raiders love interest Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, once shrill but now softened, giving her ex-love bemused glances and eye-rolls as he huffs his way to save the day. Which brings us to Ford: bullwhip still in hand, he's a little creakier, a lot grayer, but still twice the action hero of anyone in film today. With all the anticipation and hype leading up to the film's release, perhaps no reunion is sweeter than that of Ford with the role that fits him as snugly as that fedora hat. --Ellen A. Kim

  • Sister Act / Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit [1992] Sister Act / Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £5.19  |  Saving you £12.80 (71.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

    In Sister Act, Whoopi Goldberg plays a Reno lounge singer who hides out as a nun when her villainous boyfriend (Harvey Keitel) goes gunning for her. Maggie Smith is the mother superior who has to cope with Whoopi's unorthodox behaviour, but the cute script turns the tables and shows the latter energising the stodgy convent with song and attitude. A real crowd-pleaser and a perfect vehicle for Goldberg, this is a happy experience all around. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com Whoopi Goldberg returns in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, a gratuitous, poorly written sequel that contrives a reason to get her character back into Maggie Smith's convent. The "socially conscious" plot finds Goldberg being asked to relate to a bunch of street kids and pull them together into a choir. Since a bad guy is needed, the script grabs that old chestnut about a rich guy (James Coburn) preparing to close down the convent's school, and runs with it. The film is slow and unconvincing from start to finish, although co-stars Mary Wickes and Kathy Najimy get some good laughs, and the music is pretty spirited. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Complete Season 1-7 (New Packaging) [DVD] Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Complete Season 1-7 (New Packaging) | DVD | (03/10/2011) from £52.99  |  Saving you £-22.04 (-64.90%)  |  RRP £33.95

    From its charming and angst-ridden first season to the darker, apocalyptic final one, Buffy the Vampire Slayer succeeds on many levels, and in a fresher and more authentic way than the shows that came before or after it. How lucky, then, that with the release of its boxed set of seasons 1-7, you can have the estimable pleasure of watching a near-decade of Buffy in any order you choose. (And we have some ideas about how that should be done.) First: rest assured that there's no shame in coming to Buffy late, even if you initially turned your nose up at the winsome Sarah Michelle Gellar kicking the hell out of vampires (in Buffy-lingo, vamps), demons, and other evil-doers. Perhaps you did so because, well, it looked sort of science-fiction-like with all that monster latex. Start with season 3 and see that Buffy offers something for everyone, and the sooner you succumb to it, the quicker you'll appreciate how textured and riveting a drama it is. Why season 3? Because it offers you a winning cast of characters who have fallen from innocence: their hearts have been broken, their egos trampled in typically vicious high-school style, and as a result, they've begun to realise how fallible they are. As much as they try, there are always more monsters, or a bigger evil. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, the core crew remains something of a unit--there's the smart girl, Willow (Alyson Hannigan) who dreams of saving the day by downloading the plans to City Hall's sewer tunnels and mapping a route to safety. There are the ne'r do wells--the vampire Spike (James Marsters), who both clashes with and aspires to love Buffy; the tortured and torturing Angel (David Boreanz); the pretty, popular girl with an empty heart (Charisma Carpenter); and the teenage everyman, Xander (Nicholas Brendon). Then there's Buffy herself, who in the course of seven seasons morphs from a sarcastic teenager in a minidress to a heroine whose tragic flaw is an abiding desire to be a "normal" girl. On a lesser note, with the boxed set you can watch the fashion transformation of Buffy from mall rat to Prada-wearing, kickboxing diva with enviable highlights. (There was the unfortunate bob of season 2, but it's a forgivable lapse.) At least the storyline merits the transformations: every time Buffy has to end a relationship she cuts her hair, shedding both the pain and her vulnerability. In addition to the well-wrought teenage emotional landscape, Buffy deftly takes on more universal themes--power, politics, death, morality--as the series matures in seasons 4-6. And apart from a few missteps that haven't aged particularly well ("I Robot" in season 1 comes to mind), most episodes feel as harrowing and as richly drawn as they did at first viewing. That's about as much as you can ask for any form of entertainment: that it offer an escape from the viewer's workaday world and entry into one in which the heroine (ideally one with leather pants) overcomes demons far more troubling than one's own. --Megan Halverson

  • The Sopranos - Series 1-6 - Complete [DVD] [1999] The Sopranos - Series 1-6 - Complete | DVD | (08/03/2009) from £34.99  |  Saving you £95.00 (73.10%)  |  RRP £129.99

    This is the first time that all episodes of writer-producer-director David Chase's extraordinary US television series The Sopranos have been brought together in one box set which is a seminal event for any fan of the series. The Sopranos is nominally an urban gangster drama but its true impact strikes closer to home chronicling a dysfunctional suburban family in bold relief. And for protagonist Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) there's the added complexity posed by heading twin families his collegial mob clan and his own nouveau riche brood.

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