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  • Flying Tigers (John Wayne) [1942] Flying Tigers (John Wayne) | DVD | (05/06/2006) from £2.79  |  Saving you £7.20 (72.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Jim Gordon commands a unit of the famed Flying Tigers the American Volunteer Group which fought the Japanese in China before America's entry into World War II. Gordon must send his outnumbered band of fighter pilots out against overwhelming odds while juggling the disparate personalities and problems of his fellow flyers. In particular he must handle the difficulties created by a reckless hot-shot pilot named Woody Jason who not only wants to fight a one-man war but to waltz off with Gordon's girlfriend too.

  • Jarhead [2005] Jarhead | DVD | (30/05/2011) from £2.59  |  Saving you £7.40 (74.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    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.

  • The Great Escape [1963] The Great Escape | DVD | (01/02/2000) from £3.99  |  Saving you £11.50 (71.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The Great Escape image of Steve McQueen (as "The Cooler King") astride his motorcycle has entered silver-screen iconography, alongside Brando on his bike from The Wild One. Based on a true story about a group of POWs who mount a daring breakout from a supposedly inescapable Nazi prison camp, this rousing and suspenseful World War II epic features an all-star cast, including James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, and David McCallum. --Jim Emerson

  • The Dirty Dozen - The Deadly Mission [1987] The Dirty Dozen - The Deadly Mission | DVD | (04/09/2006) from £3.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (69.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Telly Savalas assumes the role of the leader of the Dirty Dozen from Lee Marvin as he and the twelve are charged to destroy a nerve gas manufacturing plant before the Germans can make enough to use against the Allied invasion...

  • Michael Caine Collection Michael Caine Collection | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Titles Comprise: Sleuth: Wealthy mystery novelist Andrew Wyke (Laurence Olivier) invites lower-class hairdresser Milo Tindle (Michael Caine) to his elegant English mansion to discuss Milo's affair with Wyke's wife. But when Andrew proposes that Milo participate in a robbery scheme to benefit them all the two rivals find themselves locked in an increasingly devious duel of wits and deceptions. Who is the player? Who is the pawn? And in the shocking and wicked final twist who will win the deadliest game of all? Three decades after its original release Sleuth remains beloved for the virtuoso performances by Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine its brilliant script by playwright Anthony Shaffer (Frenzy The Wicker Man) and as the final film of legendary director Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve). Now experience this classic thriller like never before as Sleuth is presented in a sparkling new widescreen transfer created from original vault materials. The Italian Job: Charlie Croker is out of jail and on the make with an ingenious plan for the heist of the century. Aided and abetted by top criminal mastermind Mr. Bridger Charlie sets off with an ace team of villains and three very special minis to lift 000 000 from under the noses of the Turin Polizi. The trouble is with the cops and the Mafia on his tail Charlie finds that grabbing the money is kid's stuff compared to getting away with it...This action packed comedy drama is an all time cult classic of the 60's with the craziest car chase in movie history and an incredible cliff hanger finale The Italian Job is the caper movie to beat them all! Alfie: Alfie is a good-looking charmer who finds that the Swinging Sixties are a great time to be around in. He's always able to sweet-talk women into bed and he just doesn't care about the consequences. The film charts Alfie's complex and amoral amour while he offers his own perspective addressing the camera with his observations on life and love. Zulu: The year: 1879. The place: Natal Africa. One British garrison has already fallen to a huge army of Zulu tribesmen. The fearless native warriors are now heading for the isolated colonial outpost of Rorke's Drift which is manned by no more than a hundred South Wales Borderers. A stirring tale of courage under fire Zulu boasts fine performances from Michael Caine and Stanley Baker as conflicting British officers and an unforgettable rendition of Men of Harlech. Funeral in Berlin: A British spy is responsible for arranging the defection of a Russian officer in charge of Berlin war security. When his plan goes very wrong he must rely on his own Cockney cunning to escape the morass of double-dealing intrigue and beautiful but deadly women.

  • War Collection [DVD] War Collection | DVD | (19/10/2009) from £11.99  |  Saving you £2.96 (19.80%)  |  RRP £14.95

    Modern War

  • Erin Brockovich [Blu-ray] [2000] Erin Brockovich | Blu Ray | (01/09/2008) from £4.04  |  Saving you £15.95 (79.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Erin Brockovich was never trained or indeed meant to work in a lawyers office. Circumstances take this down-on-her-luck twice-divorced mother of three into a legal practice. Here she discovers some legal files that don't add up... On investigation she discovers an injustice and decides against the odds to take on the bad guys on behalf of a poor and very ill community.

  • Love And Honor Love And Honor | DVD | (22/06/2009) from £6.95  |  Saving you £6.04 (46.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    An award winning masterpiece of sacrifice and devotion Love and Honour weaves a timeless tale set in the waning days of feudal Japan. Directed by Academy Award'' nominee Yoji Yamada (The Twilight Samurai) and starring Takuya Kimura (2046) Love and Honour depicts the emotional intensity of an age when respect was more valuable than riches and love cut more truly than any sword. Shinnojo Mimura is a samurai sharing a hand to mouth existence with his beautiful wife Kayo. Frustrated by his lowly status within the castle ranks Shinnojo dreams of better days instructing children in the way of the sword. But destiny it would seem has other plans... A freak accident takes the warrior's sight leaving Shinnojo cursed. Losing his status and pride his hopes and dreams and even himself to this life of eternal darkness only one path lies open for Shinnojo: That of the true and noble samurai. Love and Honour - Tale of the fallen samurai..

  • Dorian Gray [Blu-ray] [2009] Dorian Gray | Blu Ray | (18/01/2010) from £4.00  |  Saving you £17.50 (76.10%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Based on Oscar Wilde's Faustian novel of a man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty Dorian Gray is a suitably sordid sexy and sin-filled interpretation. Starring British hunk Ben Barnes ('Prince Caspian') we urge you to check out this classic tale of lust and redemption. Dorian Gray is very handsome and very cursed. Young Dorian arrives fresh on the London social scene and is taken under the wing of Lord Henry Wotton who introduces him to the seedy pleasures of London life. When Dorian sees how incredible he looks in a newly painted picture of himself he swears to do whatever it takes to look as young and handsome in real life as he does in the picture - even his soul. His stunning good looks and charm soon attract the celebrity lifestyle and everything that it brings. Dorian finds himself slipping deeper and deeper into a world of sin sex and celebrity seemingly without any consequences. But as his actions become increasingly evil for how long can he hide the secret behind his eternal youth?

  • Hancock [Blu-ray] Hancock | Blu Ray | (01/12/2008) from £3.95  |  Saving you £20.50 (82.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Hancock turns the standard superhero movie inside-out. The titular character, played by Will Smith, can fly, has super strength and is invulnerable. But he's also a sloppy, arrogant alcoholic who causes millions of dollars in property damage whenever he bothers to fight crime. When he saves the life of a PR agent named Ray (Jason Bateman, Arrested Development), Ray decides to improve Hancock's image--starting by having Hancock surrender himself to the authorities and go to prison for his lawless behaviour. The idea is that once he's in prison, the crime rate will go up and people will start realising Hancock might be of value after all. This is only the first act of Hancock though--from there, the film takes several surprising turns that shouldn't be revealed. Hancock isn't a great movie, but it is an extremely entertaining one. The script, which holds together far better than most superhero movies, has a propulsive plot, good dialogue, some compassion for its characters, and even an actual idea or two. The spectacular action at least gestures towards obeying the laws of physics, which actually makes the special effects more vivid. The three leads (Smith, Bateman, and Charlize Theron as Ray's wife, Mary) deftly balance the movie's mixture of comedy, action, and drama. All in all, a smart subversive twist on a genre that all too often takes itself all too seriously. --Bret Fetzer

  • Please Sir! - Complete Series Box Set [Repackaged] [10dvd] Please Sir! - Complete Series Box Set | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £24.99  |  Saving you £25.00 (50.00%)  |  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!.

  • Chocolate Chocolate | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £4.49  |  Saving you £11.50 (71.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Chocolate (2008)

  • Objective Burma [1945] [1954] Objective Burma | DVD | (28/06/2013) from £4.81  |  Saving you £10.18 (67.90%)  |  RRP £14.99

    On its first release in 1945, just after VJ day, Objective Burma came under fire in the British press--much as Saving Private Ryan would do some 40 years later--for portraying the jungle war as a solely American operation. But the passage of time has allowed the movie's many merits to outshine its narrow remit. The movie's bone-chilling portrayal of pain, sacrifice and endurance is astonishing; the jungle atmosphere is so persuasive you'd swear it was shot on the actual locations; and you'll never forget the terrifying last dark night on a mountainside--or the crocodiles. A paratroop captain (Errol Flynn) sets out with a platoon to attack a Japanese outpost in the jungle. The Americans reach their target, take out the enemy with almost balletic precision, then gear up to return home. This feels like the point when a conventional war movie would have reached its action-filled climax, but the journey has only begun. Ahead lies one of the most arduous and agonising adventures any World War II film ever offered, brilliantly directed by that underrated old master Raoul Walsh and photographed with almost tactile realism by the great James Wong Howe. Franz Waxman also contributes one of his finest music scores. Flynn is excellent (he had given his best performance ever in Walsh's Gentleman Jim three years earlier), and he's backed by a solid cast including Henry Hull (as an ageing war correspondent), James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias and Stephen Richards (soon to change his name to Mark Stevens). Incidentally, two of the writers, Alvah Bessie and Lester Cole, were later blacklisted; see if you can spot any Commie propaganda. --Richard T Jameson

  • Attack [1956] Attack | DVD | (05/05/2003) from £4.49  |  Saving you £8.50 (65.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    With a company of American soldiers trapped by the Germans during The Battle of the Bulge their captain is an abject psychopathic coward who has a record of exposing his men to danger. When his cowardice turns to sheer panic during combat it becomes necessary for the enlisted men to take things into their own hands...

  • Wings Of Desire [Blu-ray] [1987] Wings Of Desire | Blu Ray | (22/02/2010) from £6.39  |  Saving you £13.60 (68.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    An angel in Berlin decides to become human after falling in love with a mortal. One of Wim Wenders' biggest commercial successes and arguably his most accessible film to date Wings of Desire (aka: Der Himmel uber Berlin) centres around two trench-coated angels Damiel (Bruno Ganz) and Cassiel (Otto Sander) wandering the streets of post-war pre-unification Berlin. Invisible to humans they listen to the tortured thoughts of the mortals occasionally dispensing heavenly solace to those in need. An encounter with a beautiful circus trapeze artist Marion (Solveig Dommartin) sees Damiel falling in love and longing to give up his immortal state in order to experience the simple joys of human experience. Damiel is assisted in his transformation by an American actor (Peter Falk) filming on location in the city himself a former angel who has traded in his wings for a mortal existence. Scripted by Wenders and respected German playwright and novelist Peter Handke the film is impeccably shot by legendary cinematographer Henri Alekan (Jean Cocteau's cameraman on La belle et la bete) blossoming from the monochrome perspective of the angels to colour following Damiel's eventual transmutation. As ever with Wenders music plays an important part and the film features rare on-screen performances by the bands Crime And The City Solution and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds. Multi-award winning (including the Best Director prize at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival) and hugely acclaimed Wings Of Desire is a delightfully poetic celebration of the human condition. It famously inspired Brad Silberling's 1998 hit film City of Angels starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan. In 1993 Wenders reunited with Ganz Sander Dommartin and Falk along with Nastassja Kinski and Willem Dafoe for a sequel Faraway So Close!.

  • Lost Command [1966] Lost Command | DVD | (10/06/2002) from £3.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (69.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Anthony Quinn gives one of his best performances as Lieutenant Colonel Pierre Raspeguy a hard-headed officer determined to become a hero at any cost in this dramatic war saga. With strong technical merit and outstanding performances throughout 'Lost Command' vividly illustrates man's inhumanity to man for the sake of personal glory...

  • Ghost [Blu-ray] [1990] Ghost | Blu Ray | (11/05/2009) from £7.59  |  Saving you £12.40 (62.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A romantic thriller in which yuppie banker Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) is murdered but returns to Earth as a ghost to protect his grief-stricken young girlfriend Molly (Demi Moore) and solve his own murder. As he cannot communicate directly with his love he turns to fake medium Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) for help. Nobody is more shocked than Oda Mae to discover she has the genuine power to contact the dead. Goldberg won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance and Bruce Joel Rubin won the statuette for Best Original Screenplay.

  • Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street [Blu-ray] [2007] Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | Blu Ray | (19/05/2008) from £7.69  |  Saving you £20.30 (72.50%)  |  RRP £27.99

    Based on the 19th century legend of Sweeney Todd and the hit Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Johnny Depp) returns to London after being sent to prison unjustly by Judge Turpin. Sweeney opens a barber shop and vows to get his revenge not only for that cruel punishment but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. Joining Depp is Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett Sweeney's amorous accomplice who sells the worst pies in London. With the help of Mrs. Lovett Sweeney tries to rid of all the people who have ever done him wrong and hopes to be reunited with his daughter Joanna who is now Judge Turpin's ward.

  • Dan in Real Life [Blu-ray] Dan in Real Life | Blu Ray | (06/10/2008) from £3.69  |  Saving you £7.30 (66.40%)  |  RRP £10.99

    Something's happening to Dan... It's Confusing It's awkward... It's family! From director Peter Hedges and starring Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche Dan In Real Life is a heartfelt comedy about an advice colimnist Dan Burns (Steve Carell) who is an expert on relationships but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother a son and a single parent.

  • Morocco [1930] Morocco | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £9.35  |  Saving you £0.64 (6.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Marlene Dietrich portrays Mademoiselle Amy Jolly an alluring singer with a troubled past who plays in a smoky cabaret in Morocco. On meeting Legionnaire Tom Brown she initially toys with him but ends up falling hopelessly in love with him and even pursues him across the desert.

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