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  • The World At War [Blu-ray] The World At War | Blu Ray | (20/09/2010) from £39.99  |  Saving you £59.00 (59.00%)  |  RRP £99.99

    The World at War: The Ultimate Restored Edition (9 Discs)

  • Up The Junction [1968] Up The Junction | DVD | (18/08/2008) from £4.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    A girl from a rich family in Chelsea is bored and decides to go slumming in depressed Battersea. She gets a flat and starts working in a factory and makes some friends there. One of her friends is pregnant but abortion is illegal...

  • The Hurt Locker [DVD] [2008] The Hurt Locker | DVD | (28/12/2009) from £2.48  |  Saving you £17.24 (86.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • Please Sir! - Complete Series Box Set [Repackaged] [10dvd] Please Sir! - Complete Series Box Set | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £22.99  |  Saving you £27.00 (54.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    British comedy at its best Please Sir is fondly remembered by an entire generation of TV viewers. Starring John Alderton as the idealistic teacher Bernard Hedges who is put in charge of the worst class ever come back to school and relive the hilarity with Please Sir!.

  • Aces High [1976] Aces High | DVD | (18/04/2005) from £9.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £12.99

    An intense drama of life and death amongst fighter pilots in World War I. A moving story of comradeship and bravery loneliness and fear from award winning director Jack Gold 'Aces High' contains some of the most magnificent aerial battles ever staged leading to a BAFTA nomination for Best Cinematography and Best Film at the Evening Standard British Film Awards.

  • The Dirty Dozen [1967] The Dirty Dozen | DVD | (31/05/2004) from £5.49  |  Saving you £8.50 (60.80%)  |  RRP £13.99

    A model for dozens of action films to follow, this box-office hit from 1967 refined a die-hard formula that has become overly familiar, but it's rarely been handled better than it was in this action-packed World War II thriller. Lee Marvin is perfectly cast as a down-but-not-out army major who is offered a shot at personal and professional redemption. If he can successfully train and discipline a squad of army rejects, misfits, killers, prisoners, and psychopaths into a first-rate unit of specialised soldiers, they'll earn a second chance to make up for their woeful misdeeds. Of course, there's a catch: to obtain their pardons, Marvin's band of badmen must agree to a suicide mission that will parachute them into the danger zone of Nazi-occupied France. It's a hazardous path to glory, but the men have no other choice than to accept and regain their lost honor. What makes The Dirty Dozen special is its phenomenal cast including Charles Bronson, Donald Sutherland, Telly Savalas, George Kennedy, Ernest Borgnine, John Cassavetes, Richard Jaeckel, Jim Brown, Clint Walker, Trini Lopez, Robert Ryan, and others. Cassavetes is the Oscar-nominated standout as one of Marvin's most rebellious yet heroic men, but it's the whole ensemble--combined with the hard-as-nails direction of Robert Aldrich--that makes this such a high-velocity crowd pleaser. The script by Nunnally Johnson and Lukas Heller (from the novel by E.M. Nathanson) is strong enough to support the all-star lineup with ample humour and military grit, so if you're in need of a mainline jolt of testosterone, The Dirty Dozen is the movie for you. --Jeff Shannon

  • Flags of our Fathers & Letters from Iwo Jima (2 Disc Special Edition) Flags of our Fathers & Letters from Iwo Jima (2 Disc Special Edition) | DVD | (09/07/2007) from £5.49  |  Saving you £20.50 (78.90%)  |  RRP £25.99

    Thematically ambitious and emotionally complex, Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers is an intimate epic with much to say about war and the nature of heroism in America. Based on the non-fiction bestseller by James Bradley (with Ron Powers), and adapted by Million Dollar Baby screenwriter Paul Haggis (Jarhead screenwriter William Broyles Jr. wrote an earlier draft that was abandoned when Eastwood signed on to direct), this isn't so much a conventional war movie as it is a thought-provoking meditation on our collective need for heroes, even at the expense of those we deem heroic. In telling the story of the six men (five Marines, one Navy medic) who raised the American flag of victory on the battle-ravaged Japanese island of Iwo Jima on February 23rd, 1945, Eastwood takes us deep into the horror of war (in painstakingly authentic Iwo Jima battle scenes) while emphasizing how three of the surviving flag-raisers (played by Adam Beach, Ryan Phillippe, and Jesse Bradford) became reluctant celebrities - and resentful pawns in a wartime publicity campaign - after their flag-raising was immortalized by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal in the most famous photograph in military history. As the surviving flag-raisers reluctantly play their public roles as "the heroes of Iwo Jima" during an exhausting (but clearly necessary) wartime bond rally tour, Flags of Our Fathers evolves into a pointed study of battlefield valor and misplaced idolatry, incorporating subtle comment on the bogus nature of celebrity, the trauma of battle, and the true meaning of heroism in wartime. Wisely avoiding any direct parallels to contemporary history, Eastwood allows us to draw our own conclusions about the Iwo Jima flag-raisers and how their postwar histories (both noble and tragic) simultaneously illustrate the hazards of exploited celebrity and society's genuine need for admirable role models during times of national crisis. Flags of Our Fathers defies the expectations of those seeking a more straightforward war-action drama, but it's richly satisfying, impeccably crafted film that manages to be genuinely patriotic (in celebrating the camaraderie of soldiers in battle) while dramatising the ultimate futility of war. Eastwood's follow-up film, Letters from Iwo Jima, examines the Iwo Jima conflict from the Japanese perspective. Critically hailed as an instant classic, Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima is a masterwork of uncommon humanity and a harrowing, unforgettable indictment of the horrors of war. In an unprecedented demonstration of worldly citizenship, Eastwood (from a spare, tightly focused screenplay by first-time screenwriter Iris Yamashita) has crafted a truly Japanese film, with Japanese dialogue (with subtitles) and filmed in a contemplative Japanese style, serving as both complement and counterpoint to Eastwood's previously released companion film Flags of Our Fathers. Where the earlier film employed a complex non-linear structure and epic-scale production values to dramatise one of the bloodiest battles of World War II and its traumatic impact on American soldiers, Letters reveals the battle of Iwo Jima from the tunnel- and cave-dwelling perspective of the Japanese, hopelessly outnumbered, deprived of reinforcements, and doomed to die in inevitable defeat. While maintaining many of the traditions of the conventional war drama, Eastwood extends his sympathetic touch to humanise "the enemy," revealing the internal and external conflicts of soldiers and officers alike, forced by circumstance to sacrifice themselves or defend their honour against insurmountable odds. From the weary reluctance of a young recruit named Saigo (Kazunari Ninomiya) to the dignified yet desperately anguished strategy of Japanese commander Tadamichi Kuribayashi (played by Oscar-nominated The Last Samurai costar Ken Watanabe), whose letters home inspired the film's title and present-day framing device, Letters from Iwo Jima (which conveys the bleakness of battle through a near-total absence of colour) steadfastly avoids the glorification of war while paying honorable tribute to ill-fated men who can only dream of the comforts of home. --Jeff Shannon

  • Ice Cold In Alex  (Digitally Restored) [DVD] Ice Cold In Alex (Digitally Restored) | DVD | (12/09/2011) from £7.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A tense, engrossing adventure set in the 1942 Libyan war zone in the hot Western Desert. A British ambulance officer (John Mills) escapes the siege in Tobruk and tries desperately to get his passengers to safety in Alexandria, where he dreams he will have the luxury of an 'ice cold' glass of beer. His passengers include a stranded hospital nurse, a Sergeant-Major and a stray South African Officer, trying to return to his unit. Despite saving the group from the Germans, something is not quite right about the last passenger. As he begins to undermine the group's stamina using psychological tactics, the British officer begins to suspect he might be a German spy...

  • Excessive Force (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) Excessive Force (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) | DVD | (23/07/2007) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Excessive Force

  • Iron Man (Blu-ray) Iron Man (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (27/10/2008) from £14.05  |  Saving you £15.94 (53.20%)  |  RRP £29.99

    This Year: Heroes Aren't Born They're Built. Based on the long-running Marvel comic book series and featuring an all star cast including Robert Downey Jr Terrence Howard Gweneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges Iron Man is winging his way to you! Iron Man tells the story of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) the enigmatic heir to the Stark Enterprises fortune. A driven inventor and executive who seems to have it all Tony is haunted by his dark side. Though he commands his empire by day by night he secretly becomes Iron Man the living embodiment of decades of defence spending and innovation. Strapping on billions of dollars worth of state-of-the-art armor and weaponry each night to fight crime terrorism and corporate espionage Tony begins to crack under the strain of his fractured lifestyle and must ultimately confront the one enemy he can never beat - himself.

  • The Hunters [1958] The Hunters | DVD | (09/05/2005) from £4.94  |  Saving you £7.00 (53.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    This classic war film features the talents of Robert Mitchum and Robert Wagner. Mitchum is Major Cleve Saville and Wagner is Lt. Ed Pell two pilots with differing demeanors. Mitchum is more reserved while Wagner is cockier. Amidst the drama of war romance rears its head giving the soldiers more than they can handle. Based on the novel by James Salter.

  • Where Eagles Dare [Blu-ray] [1969] Where Eagles Dare | Blu Ray | (07/06/2010) from £9.19  |  Saving you £8.80 (48.90%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Scorned by reviewers when it came out, Where Eagles Dare has acquired a cult following over the years for its unashamed and highly concentrated dose of commando death-dealing to legions of Nazi machine-gun fodder. In 1968 Clint Eastwood was just getting used to the notion that he might be a world-class movie star; Richard Burton, whose image had been shaped equally by classical theatre and his headline-making romance with Elizabeth Taylor, was eager to try his hand at the action genre. Author Alistair MacLean's novel The Guns of Navarone had inspired the film that started the 1960s vogue for World War II military capers, so he was prevailed upon to write the screenplay (his first). The central location, an impregnable Alpine stronghold locked in ice and snow, is surpassing cool, but the plot and action are ultra-mechanical, and the switcheroo gamesmanship of just who is the undercover double (triple?) agent on the mission becomes aggressively silly. --Richard T Jameson

  • The Andrzrej Wajda War Trilogy The Andrzrej Wajda War Trilogy | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £10.39  |  Saving you £4.87 (31.90%)  |  RRP £15.26

    Contains: A Generation (a.k.a Pokolenie): Set against the German occupation of Poland during World War Two this is the story of a group of youths and their coming of age. Canal (a.k.a Kanal): Set during the last days of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 this is the story of a company of men who are forced to say goodbye to their families and retreat to the sewers in a bid to flee the advancing deadly battle. Ashes And Diamonds (a.k.a Popiol i Diament): On the last day of World War Two a young Resistance fighter is ordered to kill a Communist leader. However his conscience is telling him not to obey knowing the consequences could be deadly he must decide whether to follow his orders for the last time.

  • Apocalypse Now Redux [1979] Apocalypse Now Redux | DVD | (22/04/2002) from £2.93  |  Saving you £13.84 (76.90%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Following the example set by his old pals Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola has revisited a classic that no-one ever thought needed enhancement and produced Apocalypse Now Redux, a remastered and extended version of his hallucinogenic Vietnam nightmare that adds some 50 minutes of extra material. On the plus side, certain extended sequences--such as Kilgore's bombing-cum-surfing raid and the final battle of nerves between Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando--add greater depth to our appreciation of the film. On the debit side, the lengthy French plantation interlude and the squalid fate of the Playboy bunnies simply underscore what we already know about war and hell and the depressing futility of it all. It's possible that Apocalyspe Now is not really about Vietnam at all, but is in fact a despairing commentary on the dissolution of contemporary American society; it's also possible that Apocalypse Now Redux, for all its epic scale and visceral power, ultimately fails to make the film's real message any clearer than before. Either way, it remains one of the greatest (anti-)war films ever made. On the DVD: Apocalypse Now Redux is self-recommending on DVD, especially with vividly remastered Dolby 5.1 sound (the whirling helicopter blades are dizzying) and an anamorphic widescreen picture. Disappointingly the disc contains no extra features other than a trailer for the Redux version. Coppola has provided excellent commentaries for his Godfather trilogy so it's a shame not to have his comments here; and the justly famous "Heart of Darkness" documentary is conspicuous by its absence, too. --Mark Walker

  • King Rat [1965] King Rat | DVD | (08/08/2005) from £6.15  |  Saving you £6.84 (52.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    They made him the toughest among them..... The Japanese prisoner of war camp Changi in Singapore which houses Allied prisoners of war is a living hell. The great mass of prisoners that are living at sub-human subsistence level. US Army Corporal King has been living up to his surname through his control of the camp's black market and by scamming the officers and other POWs. Nominated for 2 Academy Awards.

  • The Terence Davies Collection [DVD] The Terence Davies Collection | DVD | (16/11/2009) from £14.29  |  Saving you £25.70 (64.30%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Considered by many to be Britain's most gifted and remarkable filmmaker Terence Davies' visually stunning intensely personal films have impressed audiences the world over and seen him acclaimed by critics as one of contemporary cinema's true poets. Packaged here together for the first time with a host of extra features are four of Davies' most evocative works: The Terence Davies Trilogy (1976-1983) Distant Voices Still Lives (1988) The Long Day Closes (1992) and Of Time and the City (2008).

  • The Boys From Brazil [Blu-ray] [1978] The Boys From Brazil | Blu Ray | (23/06/2008) from £5.69  |  Saving you £14.30 (71.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This terrifying thriller is based on Ira Levin's best seller in which Dr. Josef Mengele (Gregory Peck) alive and living in South America gathers a group of former Nazis to work on a mysterious project. Ezra Lieberman (Laurence Olivier) begins to unravel the conspiracy and discovers that Mengele has cloned 94 young Hitlers. Suddenly the terrifying extent of Mengele's plan is revealed: twisting genetic science to become a new weapon of global horror.

  • The Man Who Never Was [DVD] The Man Who Never Was | DVD | (18/03/2013) from £11.48  |  Saving you £3.51 (23.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Three times Oscar nominated Clifton Webb, Robert Flemying and Oscar winner Gloria Grahame star in this highly acclaimed 1956 British war film, based on an incredible true story. In 1943, two intelligence officers from the Royal Navy (Clifton Webb, Robert Flemying) attempt to pull off the most daring espionage mission of the Second World War. The Allies are about to invade Sicily - but the Germans must be convinced that their real target is Greece. A briefcase containing plans for the fake invasion is attached to a body dressed as a British major and given an elaborate false identity. The 'man who never was'is then left at sea for the Germans to find. However, Nazi intelligence believes that the find may be just too good to be true – and a desperate cat-and-mouse game begins in the heart of war torn London... Special Features: Theatrical Trailer Stills Gallery

  • Save The Last Dance/Save The Last Dance 2 Save The Last Dance/Save The Last Dance 2 | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £3.58  |  Saving you £2.55 (31.90%)  |  RRP £7.99

    Save The Last Dance: Sara (Julia Stiles) is a small-town girl with a big dream: to become a world-class ballerina. But when her mother suddenly dies Sara must abandon her plans and join her estranged father (Terry Kinney) on Chicago's gritty south side. A white girl in a predominately black neighbourhood Sara feels out of place - until she is befriended by a black classmate Chenile (Kerry Washington) and her handsome brother Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas). Sparks fly between Sara and Derek whose shared love for dance leads to romance. But as Sara and Derek's relationship grows so does opposition from their famillies and friends. Now Sara and Derek face the biggest challenge of their young lives - to stay true to their dreams.. and each other. Save The Last Dance 2: Continuing the story of the original film Sara (Izabella Miko) follows her dream and becomes a student at Juilliard. As she is excels and becomes a star pupil Sara becomes torn between her love for traditional ballet and her passion for the urban street rhythms of hip-hop complicated further by her new love hip-hop musician Miles (Columbus Short). When pushed to make a choice will she follow the path of the tried and true or will she take a risk and dance into uncharted territory?

  • Tour of Duty - Complete [DVD] Tour of Duty - Complete | DVD | (26/11/2012) from £39.95  |  Saving you £60.04 (60.00%)  |  RRP £99.99

    Tour of Duty focuses on a single platoon of young U.S. soldiers during their tour of combat duty in Vietnam during the late 1960's. Terence Knox, Kevin Conroy, Stephen Caffrey, Joshua Maurer, Steve Akahoshi, Tony Becker, Eric Bruskotter, Stan Foster, Ramon Franco, Miguel A. Nunez Jr, Dan Gauthier and Kyle Chandler star as the infantrymen, who represent diverse racial, cultural and philosophical backgrounds, but must ultimately depend on one another, whilst facing the enemy troops and struggling to survive the hostile terrain of South East Asia. Now for the first time ever, all 58 full length episodes contain the complete original soundtrack, featuring many of the biggest artists and greatest songs of the era, including Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Steppenwolf, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison and the unforgettable theme tune 'Paint It Black' by The Rolling Stones.

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