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  • Amityville Horror [UMD Universal Media Disc] Amityville Horror | UMD | (24/10/2005) from £3.85  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    There's no place like home...for bloodcurdling horror! James Brolin Margot Kidder and Academy Award winner Rod Steiger fall prey to the powers of darkness in this spine-tingling tale of a house possessed by unspeakable evil. One of the most talked-about haunted-house stories of all time The Amityville Horror will hit you where you live. For George and Kathy Lutz the colonial home on the river's edge seemed ideal: quaint spacious and amazingly affordable. Of course six brutal murders had taken place there just a year before but houses don't have memories....or do they? Soon the Lutz dream house becomes a hellish nightmare as walls begin to drip blood and satanic forces threaten to destroy them. Now the Lutzes must try to escape or forfeit their lives - and their souls!

  • National Treasure [UMD Universal Media Disc] National Treasure | UMD | (03/10/2005) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £18.99

  • Superman [UMD Mini for PSP] Superman | UMD | (20/10/2008) from £35.99  |  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

  • The League of Gentleman  [UMD Universal Media Disc] The League of Gentleman | UMD | (17/10/2005) from £14.38  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

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

  • 28 Days Later [UMD Universal Media Disc] 28 Days Later | UMD | (05/12/2005) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £21.99

  • V for Vendetta [UMD Mini for PSP] V for Vendetta | UMD | (07/01/2008) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  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

  • Great F.A. Cup Goals [UMD Universal Media Disc] Great F.A. Cup Goals | UMD | (13/02/2006) from £2.30  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £14.99

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

  • Friday [UMD Universal Media Disc] Friday | UMD | (27/02/2006) from £17.59  |  Saving you £0.40 (2.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • The Catherine Tate Show - Series 1 [UMD Universal Media Disc] The Catherine Tate Show - Series 1 | UMD | (12/12/2005) from £10.13  |  Saving you £7.86 (43.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • WWE - The Self-Destruction Of The Ultimate Warrior [UMD Universal Media Disc] WWE - The Self-Destruction Of The Ultimate Warrior | UMD | (06/02/2006) from £13.24  |  Saving you £-0.25 (-1.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

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

  • The Royle Family - Series 1 [UMD Universal Media Disc] The Royle Family - Series 1 | UMD | (30/01/2006) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £9.99

  • RV [UMD Universal Media Disc] [2006] RV | UMD | (09/10/2006) from £18.59  |  Saving you £-5.60 (-43.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

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

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

  • Hostel [UMD Universal Media Disc] [2005] Hostel | UMD | (01/01/1980) from £14.90  |  Saving you £-1.91 (-14.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

  • Dark Water [UMD Universal Media Disc] Dark Water | UMD | (21/11/2005) from £2.49  |  Saving you £14.01 (73.80%)  |  RRP £18.99

  • Bourne Supremacy [UMD Universal Media Disc] Bourne Supremacy | UMD | (05/09/2005) from £2.85  |  Saving you £3.38 (16.90%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Good enough to suggest long-term franchise potential, The Bourne Supremacy is a thriller fans will appreciate for its well-crafted suspense, and for its triumph of competence over logic (or lack thereof). Picking up where The Bourne Identity left off, the action begins when CIA assassin and partial amnesiac Jason Bourne (a role reprised with efficient intensity by Matt Damon) is framed for a murder in Berlin, setting off a chain reaction of pursuits involving CIA handlers (led by Joan Allen and the duplicitous Brian Cox, with Julia Stiles returning from the previous film) and a shadowy Russian oil magnate. The fast-paced action hurtles from India to Berlin, Moscow, and Italy, and as he did with the critically acclaimed Bloody Sunday, director Paul Greengrass puts you right in the thick of it with split-second editing (too much of it, actually) and a knack for well-sustained tension. It doesn't all make sense, and bears little resemblance to Robert Ludlum's novel, but with Damon proving to be an appealingly unconventional action hero, there's plenty to look forward to. --Jeff Shannon

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