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  • Battlestar Galactica - The Mini Series [2004]Battlestar Galactica - The Mini Series | DVD | (01/03/2004) from £3.97   |  Saving you £9.02 (69.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Despite voluminous protest and nitpicking criticism from loyal fans of the original TV series (1978-80), the 2003 version of Battlestar Galactica turned out surprisingly well for viewers with a tolerance for change. Originally broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel in December 2003 and conceived by Star Trek: The Next Generation alumnus Ronald D Moore as the pilot episode for a "reimagined" TV series, this four-hour mini series reprises the basic premise of the original show while giving a major overhaul to several characters and plot elements. Gone are the flowing robes, disco-era hairstyles, and mock-Egyptian fighter helmets, and thankfully there's not a fluffy "Daggit" in sight... at least, not yet. Also missing are the "chrome toaster" Cylons, replaced by new, more formidable varieties of the invading Cylon enemy, including "Number Six" in hot red skirts and ample cleavage, who tricks the human genius Baltar! into a scenario that nearly annihilates the human inhabitants of 12 colonial worlds. Thus begins the epic battle and eventual retreat of a "ragtag fleet" of humans, searching for the mythical planet Earth under the military command of Adama (Edward James Olmos) and the political leadership of Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), a former secretary of education, 43rd in line of succession and rising to the occasion of her unexpected Presidency. As directed by Michael Rymer (Queen of the Damned), Moore's ambitious teleplay also includes newfangled CGI space battles (featuring "handheld" camera moves and subdued sound effects for "enhanced realism"), a dysfunctional Col. Tigh (Michael Hogan) who's provoked into action by the insubordinate Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff), and a father-son reunion steeped in familial tragedy. To fans of the original BG series, many of these changes are blasphemous, but for the most part they work--including an ominous cliffhanger ending. The remade Galactica is brimming with smart, well-drawn characters ripe with dramati! c potential, and it readily qualifies as serious-minded science fiction, even as it gives BG loyalists ample fuel for lively debate. --Jeff Shannon

  • Jumper [2008]Jumper | DVD | (16/06/2008) from £4.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A teenager from an abusive household discovers he can teleport from one place to another. He uses this ability to search for the man he believes is responsible for the death of his mother.

  • Splice [DVD]Splice | DVD | (29/11/2010) from £4.49   |  Saving you £13.50 (75.00%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Clive and Elsa are the best scientists in their field. Splicing together the genes of several animals they have managed to bring into existence a new kind of creature, the protein of which could be highly profitable.

  • The Lovely Bones [DVD] [2009]The Lovely Bones | DVD | (28/06/2010) from £4.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (300.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    "The Lovely Bones" focuses on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

  • Godzilla [1998]Godzilla | DVD | (29/03/2010) from £3.00   |  Saving you £2.99 (49.90%)   |  RRP £5.99

    As "gigantic monster reptile attacks New York" movies go, you've got to admit that Godzilla delivers the goods, although its critical drubbing and box-office disappointment were arguably deserved. It's a shameless, uninspired crowd-pleaser that's content to serve up familiar action with the advantage of really fantastic special effects, and if you expect nothing more you'll be one among millions of satisfied customers. There's really no other way to approach it--you just have to accept the fact that Independence Day creators Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin are unapologetic plagiarists, incapable of anything more than mindless spectacle that can play in any cinema in the world without dubbing or subtitles. The whole movie plays out like a series of highlights stolen from previous blockbusters of the 1990s; it's little more than a rehash of the Jurassic Park movies. The derivative script is so trivial that it's unworthy of comment, apart from a few choice laughs and the casting of Michael Lerner as New York's mayor, whose name is Ebert and who closely resembles a certain well-known movie critic. Perhaps that's a clever hint that this movie's essentially critic-proof. It's stupid but it's fun, and for most audiences that's a fitting definition of mainstream Hollywood entertainment. --Jeff Shannon

  • The Queen's CastleThe Queen's Castle | DVD | (11/11/2005) from £4.99   |  Saving you £18.00 (78.30%)   |  RRP £22.99

    For the best part of a millennium Windsor Castle has been at the heart of the national story; the awesome fortress; family home; treasure chest; and burial ground for the Royal dynasty who went on to take its name. But there is another unseen side to the Castle which the tourists never see... It is the real Windsor - home workplace playground and paradise. The Queen's Castle explore this hidden world in all its glory. This year for the first time ever Windsor ha

  • Night Watch/Day Watch [2005]Night Watch/Day Watch | DVD | (28/01/2008) from £2.89   |  Saving you £22.10 (88.40%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Nightwatch: Embrace the day. Fear the night. With a centuries old truce beginning to break down the forces of light and darkness come to do battle in modern day Moscow... Based on the first of Sergei Lukyanenko's trilogy of sci-fi horror novels Night Watch is a groundbreaking new phenomenon the highest-grossing Russian film of all time! Daywatch: Like The Matrix Day Watch combines cutting-edge digital effects and mind-blowing action to create a stunningly original world. Only one thing stands between peace and Armageddon: the supernatural agents of Day Watch who fight to control the armies of light and darkness. When the son of a senior Day Watch officer turns to the darkness forces beyond the imagination are unleashed and the fate of the world hangs in the balance!

  • The Day The Earth Stood StillThe Day The Earth Stood Still | DVD | (20/04/2009) from £1.99   |  Saving you £21.00 (1,055.28%)   |  RRP £22.99

    A contemporary re-invention of the 1951 classic in which Keanu Reeves portrays Klaatu, an alien whose arrival on our planet triggers a global upheaval. Available to own on DVD and Blu-ray Monday 20th April, 2009

  • District 9 [DVD] [2009]District 9 | DVD | (28/12/2009) from £2.99   |  Saving you £17.00 (85.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Peter Jackson presents a stark vision of the not-too-distant-future as a race of alien visitors are corralled and contained within "District 9"

  • Boo, Zino And The Snurks [2004]Boo, Zino And The Snurks | DVD | (21/03/2005) from £3.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (73.40%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Cartoon world creations Boo and Zino must team up with their sworn enemies, The Snurks, to save their cartoon fantasy world.

  • Surrogates [DVD] [2009]Surrogates | DVD | (01/02/2010) from £3.89   |  Saving you £12.10 (75.70%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A pair of FBI agents (Bruce Willis and Radha Mitchell) investigate a murder linked to a high-tech surrogate phenomenon that allows people to experience life vicariously through idealized robotic versions of themselves.

  • Contact [1997]Contact | DVD | (25/09/1998) from £2.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (78.60%)   |  RRP £13.99

    The opening and closing moments of Robert (Forrest Gump) Zemeckis's Contact astonish viewers with the sort of breathtaking conceptual imagery one hardly ever sees in movies these day--each is an expression of the heroine's lifelong quest (both spiritual and scientific) to explore the meaning of human existence through contact with extraterrestrial life. The movie begins by soaring far out into space, then returns dizzyingly to earth until all the stars in the heavens condense into the sparkle in one little girl's eye. It ends with that same girl as an adult (Jodie Foster)--her search having taken her to places beyond her imagination--turning her gaze inward and seeing the universe in a handful of sand. Contact traces the journey between those two visual epiphanies. Based on Carl Sagan's novel, Contact is exceptionally thoughtful and provocative for a big-budget Hollywood science fiction picture, with elements that recall everything from 2001 to The Right Stuff. Foster's solid performance (and some really incredible alien hardware) keep viewers interested, even when the story skips and meanders, or when the halo around the golden locks of rising-star-of-a-different-kind Matthew McConaughey (as the pure-Hollywood-hokum love interest)reaches Milky Way-level wattage. Ambitious, ambiguous, pretentious, unpredictable--Contact is all of these things and more. Much of it remains open to speculation and interpretation but whatever conclusions one eventually draws, Contactdeserves recognition as a rare piece of big-budget studio film making on a personal scale. --Jim Emerson

  • West End Jungle [DVD]West End Jungle | DVD | (30/04/2012) from £3.87   |  Saving you £0.12 (3.00%)   |  RRP £3.99

    Banned on its original release in 1961, West End Jungle gives the definitive insight into the seedy reality and cunning artifice of the sex-workers of early 60's Soho. Now re-released as special expanded collector's edition with two additional archive shockumentaries, and a pop promo by the legendary Marc Almond. The Street Offences Act of 1959 cleared the over painted harridan face of the West End - the prostitutes - off the streets of Soho. Genuinely seedy and filmed in the private member's clubs, the 'actual places of vice' - that resulted from the change in the law, West End Jungle bears witness to the array of less than salubrious establishments that offered tawdry strip shows for audiences comprised of bald heads and moist avid eyes. London railway termini are seen as the ideal locale for pimps to secure ripe plums for the picking - naive country girls who can be seduced into a life of vice. Within days, the weak willed glamour-hungry bumpkins become skillful, heartless gold-diggers. The striptease clubs are a battlefield, the punters very much seen as 'mugs' to be reeled in by the hostesses for all the money they've got! West End Jungle paints a less than complimentary picture of the men who solicit sex workers in clubs which are little more than high grade cattle markets, one hooker stating, One of these days I'm going to burst out laughing in one of their stupid faces! Shrewd businessmen are reduced to lecherous imbeciles in the company of two giggling working girls. Another man pays a tragically poor Marilyn Monroe look-a-like to 'model' for him only to be entitled to five minutes of peering at a girl who needs a good wash. DVD includes:Documentary: Skin Deep (18 mins) Directed by Arnold L. Miller, this was the first shockumentary to document the intricacies of intimate cosmetic surgery in full colour! Documentary: Get 'Em Off (1976, 26 mins) Directed by Miller's contemporary Harold Baim, this film goes behind the scenes of one of London's top strip-tease clubs. Pop Promo: Marc Almond 'Variety' (2010, 3 mins) - Made from footage from 'West End Jungle'. Newsreel: Clubs Galore! (Soho 1958). Newsreel: Sir John Wolfenden on Prostitution and the Street Offences Act 1959. Interview: Director Arnold L. Miller in Conversation in 2009.

  • Tron Legacy [DVD] [2010]Tron Legacy | DVD | (18/04/2011) from £4.99   |  Saving you £13.00 (72.30%)   |  RRP £17.99

    TRON: LEGACY is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that's unlike anything ever captured on the big screen.

  • Star Trek 4 : The Voyage Home [1986]Star Trek 4 : The Voyage Home | DVD | (11/05/2009) from £4.99   |  Saving you £3.00 (37.50%)   |  RRP £7.99

    William Shatner Leonard Nimoy and the rest of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew come down to earth in one of the most acclaimed and intriguing Star Trek adventures ever. It's the 23rd century and a mysterious alien power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In a frantic attempt to save mankind Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco where they find a world of punk pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien as anything they've ever encountered in the far reaches of the galaxy. A thrilling action-packed mission for the Enterprise crew!

  • Self/Less [DVD]Self/Less | DVD | (01/07/2017) from £2.59   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Jumper [Blu-ray] [2008]Jumper | Blu Ray | (16/06/2008) from £4.49   |  Saving you £21.50 (82.70%)   |  RRP £25.99

    A teenager from an abusive household discovers he can teleport from one place to another. He uses this ability to search for the man he believes is responsible for the death of his mother.

  • Replicas [DVD] [2019]Replicas | DVD | (29/04/2019) from £4.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    After a car accident kills his loving family, a daring neuroscientist (Keanu Reeves) will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force, and the physical laws of science themselves. Special Features: Audio Commentary with Director Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Producer James Dodson Imprint Complete: The Making of Replicas Deleted Scenes

  • Kin [DVD] [2018]Kin | DVD | (26/12/2018) from £4.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con, and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.

  • X-Men - The Last Stand [2006]X-Men - The Last Stand | DVD | (26/12/2006) from £3.59   |  Saving you £9.40 (72.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The X-Men face their most potent threat to date when a vaccine to 'cure' mutants is discovered.

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