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Theeb | DVD | (26/10/2015)
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In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy, Theeb (Jacir Eid), experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks, uninvited but eager for adventure, on a perilous desert journey with his elder brother Hussein (Hussein Salameh) to guide a British officer Edward (Jack Fox) and his guide Marji (Marji Audeh) to their secret destination. Immersed in a way of life that has endured for centuries, the brothers are unaware of the tremendous upheavals taking place at the fringes of their world: the First World War is raging in Europe, the Ottoman Empire is coming undone, the Great Arab Revolt is brewing, and the British officer T.E. Lawrence is plotting with the Arab Prince Faisal to establish an Arab kingdom. The ensuing journey, filled with danger and hardship, will result in Theeb's greatly hastened maturation. If Theeb is to survive he must quickly learn about adulthood, trust and betrayal, in a culture where a man's honour and righteousness determines his inclusion or expulsion from the community.
The Day Will Dawn | DVD | (08/02/2010)
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This exciting British wartime film celebrates the heroism of the Norwegian resistance movement in fighting the Nazi invaders. With a distinguished cast including Ralph Richardson, Hugh Williams and Deborah Kerr, and a script by Terence Rattigan, this is the story of a British foreign correspondent sent to report on U-Boat attacks against Norwegian shipping.
Great Expectations | Blu Ray | (23/06/2008)
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David Lean directed this stylish film presentation of Charles Dickens' heart warming story of a young man befriending an escaped convict who becomes his unknown benefactor and of the consequences for the young man as he establishes himself in the world.
Tenko Boxed Set | DVD | (03/10/2011)
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Hard hitting and controversial classic BBC drama series, based on real life experiences. Tenko is the powerful story of a disparate group of women whose lives are changed forever when they are taken by the Japanese as prisoners of war after the fall of Singapore in 1941.This twelve disc set contains all thirty episodes from Series One to Three plus the feature length Reunion Special.
Heartbreak Ridge | Blu Ray | (07/06/2010)
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Sergeant Tom Highway (Eastwood) a hardened veteran of Korea and Vietnam campaigns returns to the United States for his last tour of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps and has to shape up a ragtag band of soldiers ready for the onset of war...
Babylon | Blu Ray | (15/12/2008)
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Babylon is set in South London at the start of the '80s a time when reggae music was at its peak and racism was rife and follows Blue the lead rapper for Ital Lion Sound in the run-up to a Sound System competition with a rival crew led by Jah Shaka. Over the course of the film Blue clashes with his friends family police and the violent racists who endeavour to make life hard for him; all of which in turn set up for the film's violent climax.
Where Eagles Dare | Blu Ray | (07/06/2010)
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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
Stalingrad | DVD | (22/10/2001)
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It's tempting to call the harrowing Stalingrad a World War II version of All Quiet on the Western Front, since both films take the perspective of ordinary German soldiers at ground level. Stalingrad surveys the misery of the battle of Stalingrad, the winter siege that cost the lives of almost one and a half million people--Russian defenders and German invaders alike. Not unlike Spielberg's approach to Saving Private Ryan, German director Joseph Vilsmaier rarely steps outside the action to comment on the higher purpose of the war, assuming the audience is aware of the evil of the Nazi regime. Instead, we simply follow a group of soldiers as they endure a series of gut-wrenching episodes, events that have the tang of authenticity and horror. Vilsmaier has a taste for symbolism and surreal touches, which only add to the unsettling sense of insanity this movie conjures up so well. --Robert Horton
Take A Letter Mr Jones | DVD | (16/03/2009)
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Starring: John Inman, Rula Lenska and Miriam Mergolyes A Classic 1980S situation comedy, available for the first time on DVD. From the same production team who brought us On The Buses & The Rag Trade All 6 episodes on one DVD In a classic role reversal Inman (Mr Jones) plays PA and secretary to Joan Warner (Lenska) a director of the multi-national Eight Star International. With a nod to Fawlty Towers Mergolyes plays Maria the Italian maid whos lack of English only thinly disguises her stupidity
Le Mepris | Blu Ray | (28/09/2009)
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When aspiring playwright Paul Javal (Michel Piccoli) is called in as script doctor on a film of 'The Odyssey' he is caught between a director (Fritz Lang) who wants to capture the reality of Homer's world and crass producer Prokosch (Jack Palance) who just wants more mermaids. As his artistic integrity gradually succumbs to the power of Prokosch's cheque book his wife Camille (Bardot) regards him with increasing contempt.
Fracture | Blu Ray | (22/06/2009)
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Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling star in the dramatic thriller Fracture. When a meticulous structural engineer (Hopkins) is found innocent of the attempted murder of his wife (Embeth Davidtz) the young district attorney (Gosling) who is prosecuting him becomes a crusader for justice. Fracture is packed with twists and turns that weave in and out of the courtroom as the pair try to outwit each other. The film features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck) and Rosamund Pike (Pride & Prejudice) is directed by Gregory Hoblit (Primal Fear) and written by Daniel Pyne (The Sum of All Fears The Manchurian Candidate) and Glenn Gers.
The Malta Story | DVD | (17/05/2004)
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In 1942 Malta is of critical importance to the Allied forces for it keeps the vital shipping supply lines open. As Peter Ross (Guinness) lands on the island and is attached to the local regiment he discovers aerial photographs that indicate Italian units are preparing to invade. Ross is selected to trace and destroy the enemy convoy before it is too late...
Jarhead | DVD | (30/05/2011)
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Swofford's 2003 book on his experiences in the first Gulf War, and enlists William Broyles Jr a former Lieutenant who fought in Vietnam to convert it into a screenplay.
Roman Polanski Collection | DVD | (01/09/2008)
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Rosemary's Baby: Like most first time mothers Rosemary experiences confusion and fear. Her husband an ambitious but unsuccessful actor makes a pact with the devil that promises to send his career skyward... Possibly the best horror film ever made this brilliant adaptation of Ira Levin's best-selling novel is the story of a loving young New York city couple who are experiencing their first child. Director Roman Polanski elicits uniformly extraordinary performances from the all-star cast. Ruth Gordon won an Oscar for her performance as an oversolicitous next-door neighbour in this classic chiller. Chinatown: Jack Nicholson is private eye Jake Gittes living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite (Faye Dunaway) to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one unforgettable night in ... Chinatown. The Tenant Roman: Polanski directs and stars as Trelkovsky an expatriate Pole in Paris who takes over the lease of a gloomy apartment and comes to believe that the other tenants in the block are conspiring to drive him to kill himself. The real or imagined conspiracy is supported by the suicide of the previous tenant. Trelkovsky finds himself assuming the identity of his predecessor but the twist that sets this film above the competition is that this previous occupant was a girl. Polanski uses this twist to explore the character's latent bisexuality in an atmosphere of paranoia and delusion.
The Big Red One - The Reconstruction | DVD | (02/05/2005)
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This version of 'The Big Red One' contains 40 minutes of extra footage that was removed prior to the original release. Lee Marvin stars in this episodic retelling of the exploits of the American First Infantry Division during World War II focusing on the squad's sergeant and four of the teenage soldiers. They struggle to survive campaigns from North Africa in November 1942 to Czechoslovakia in May 1945: along the way they participate in the invasion of Sicily the D-Day invasion
Amadeus | Blu Ray | (16/02/2009)
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Amadeus triumphs as gripping human drama sumptuous period epic glorious celebration of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - and as the winner of eight 1984 Academy Awards including Best Picture (produced by Saul Zaentz) Actor (F. Murray Abraham) Director (Milos Forman) and Adapted Screenplay (Peter Shaffer).
Anzio | DVD | (13/09/2004)
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Available for the first time on DVD! Robert Mitchum Peter Falk and Arthur Kennedy star in the rivetting war drama Anzio a vivid portrait of one of the bloodiest WWII battles ever fought. After landing with Allied troops at Anzio Italy in 1944 war correspondent Dick Ennis (Mitchum) and buddy Corporal Rabinoff (Falk) tell Anzio commander General Lesley (Kennedy) that the road to Rome is wide open. But instead of heading to Rome Lesley attempts to build a coastal stronghold only
Operation Pacific | DVD | (21/07/2003)
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'Duke' Gifford an ultra devoted commander feeling guilty about the death of his former commanding officer and the failure of his marriage leads his submarine crew up into uncharted waters in the battle for the Pacific...
Flockton Flyers - Series 1-2 - Complete | DVD | (16/03/2009)
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Starring: David Neal, Sheila Fearn, Peter Duncan, Gwyneth Strong, Jessica Lanyon Guest stars: Patrick Mower, Gerald Harper, Harry Fowler The Carter family take over the running of a preservation railway, Based at Flockton station the main engine The Flockton Flyer becomes a main character in all the familys adventures All 12 episodes from these 2 series released on DVD for the first time
In Which We Serve | DVD | (26/09/2008)
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Based on the true story of Lord Louis Mountbatten's destroyer HMS Kelly, In Which We Serve is one of the most memorable British films made during World War II. Unfolding in flashback as survivors cling to a dingy, constantly strafed by the Luftwaffe, the film recounts the history of HMS Torrin through various battles to her sinking off the coast of North Africa, interwoven with the onshore lives of her crew. The film was the inspiration of Noel Coward, who desperately wanted to do something for the war effort, and he produced, wrote the screenplay, composed the stirring musical score and starred as Captain Edward Kinross. Coward also officially co-directed, though in reality he soon handed the reigns over to David Lean, whose directorial debut this became. There is a fine performance from Celia Johnson, anticipating her character in Lean and Coward's Brief Encounter (1946) and excellent support from John Mills, as well as a star-making debut from an uncredited Richard Attenborough. The use of real navy and army personal as extras, together with lavish studio production and authentic shipboard location footage lends the film a sense of realism unusual for the time. A landmark in the careers of many of the most important names in British film, this moving and occasionally harrowing classic has a vital place in the development of British cinema. On the DVD: The image is presented in a close approximation of the original 1.37:1 Academy ratio using a print that is good for its age but which would benefit from some restoration, several scenes showing notable damage. The sound is robust mono, though the main title music is very distorted. Speech is very clear. Extras are the original trailer, a stills gallery set to music from the film and a 23-minute retrospective documentary. This last is excellent, containing information on how to simulate bullets hitting water using condoms, and interviews with surviving members of the production including Sir John Mills and cinematographer Ronald Neame. --Gary S Dalkin