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  • 1917 (4k UHD and Blu-ray) [2019] [Region Free]1917 (4k UHD and Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (18/05/2020) from £20.25   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiersBlake's own brother among them. Bonus Features Exclusive To 4K The Weight Of The World: Sam Mendes Allied Forces: Making 1917 The Score Of 1917 Feature Commentaries - In The Trenches and Recreating History

  • Marvel Studios Collector's Edition Box Set - Phase 3 Part 2 [DVD] [2019]Marvel Studios Collector's Edition Box Set - Phase 3 Part 2 | DVD | (11/11/2019) from £38.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Black Panther: After tragedy forces yound Prince T'Challa to assume Wakanda's throne, he is faced with the ultimate test, putting the fate of his country and the entire world at risk. Pitted against his own family, the new king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger. Avengers: Infinity War: An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the poweful Thanos. Ant-Man and the Wasp: From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and the Wasp. Still reeling from the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang is enlisted by Dr. Hank Pym for an urgent new mission. He must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as they join forces to uncover secrets from the past. Captain Marvel: Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. Avengers: Endgame: The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios' grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame. Spider-Man: Far From Home: Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter's plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks. Spider-Man and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) join forces to fight the havoc unleashed across the continent but all is not as it seems. Added Value: 6 Original Theatrical Posters 6 Matt Ferguson Art Cards Infinity Gauntlet We Love You 3000 Art Card

  • Full Metal Jacket Ultimate Collector's Edition [Blu-ray] [1987] [Region Free]Full Metal Jacket Ultimate Collector's Edition | Blu Ray | (21/09/2020) from £35.00   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Stanley Kubrick's singular war saga packs a more visceral punch in 4K. Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio and R.Lee Ermey- as a drill instructor from hell- shine in this gripping chronicle of U.S. Marine recruits during the Vietnam War. Shifting from the raw brutality of basic training to the dehumanising effects of combat, Full Metal Jacket deftly combines nonstop action with scathing dark humour. This Ultimate Collector's Set Includes: Full Metal Jacket 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Feature Films 32-page Booklet Letter from Stanley Kubrick 4 Character Art Cards Replica Theatrical Poster Exclusive film artwork

  • Iron Man 4K UHD Trilogy [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Iron Man 4K UHD Trilogy | Blu Ray | (12/08/2019) from £30.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Iron Man Lift off with high-speed, high flying action that takes you instide the suit of Marvel's invincible Super Hero for the ultimate Iron Man experience! After surviving an unexpected attack in enemy territory, jet-setting industrialist Tony Stark builds a high-tech suit of armour and vows to protect the world as Iron Man. Straight for the pages of the legendary comic book, Iron Man is a hero who is built - not born- to be unlike any other! Iron Man 2 Robert Downeyn Jr. returns as billionaire Tony Stark in this thrilling sequel to the worldwide blockbuster. Now that his Super Hero secret has been revealed, Tony's life is more intense than ever. Everyone wants in on the Iron Man technology, whether for power or profit...but for Ivan Vanko ( Whiplash ), it's revenge! Tony must once again suit up and face his most dangerous enemy yet, but not without a few new allies of his own. Co-starring Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Scarlett Johansson, Iron Man 2 is Even better than the first...it's a complete blast! Iron Man 3 Marvel Studios (Marvel's Avengers Assemble) unleashes the best Iron Man adventure yet with this must own, unprecedented global phenomenon starring Robert Downey Jr. When Tony Stark/Iron Man finds his entire world reduced to rubble, he must use all his ingenuity to survive, destory his enemy and somehow protect those he loves. But a soul-searching question haunts him: Does the man make the suit...or does the suit make the man? Featuring spectacular special effects, Marvel's Iron Man 3 is a wildly entertaining movie you'll watch again and again. Features: Deleted and Extended scenes S.H.I.E.L.D. Data Vault: An In-Depth look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe HD Commentary by Director Jon Favreau & more Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter Iron Man 3 Unmasked Desconstructing The Scene: Attack on Air Force One Deleted & Extended Scenes Gag Reel Exclusive Behind The Scenes Look - Marvel's Thor: The Dark World Commentary by Shane Black and Drew Pearce

  • Marvel Studios Collector's Edition Box Set - Phase 3 Part 2 [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Marvel Studios Collector's Edition Box Set - Phase 3 Part 2 | Blu Ray | (11/11/2019) from £48.89   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Black Panther: After tragedy forces yound Prince T'Challa to assume Wakanda's throne, he is faced with the ultimate test, putting the fate of his country and the entire world at risk. Pitted against his own family, the new king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger. Avengers: Infinity War: An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the poweful Thanos. Ant-Man and the Wasp: From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and the Wasp. Still reeling from the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang is enlisted by Dr. Hank Pym for an urgent new mission. He must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as they join forces to uncover secrets from the past. Captain Marvel: Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. Avengers: Endgame: The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios' grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame. Spider-Man: Far From Home: Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter's plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks. Spider-Man and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) join forces to fight the havoc unleashed across the continent but all is not as it seems. Bonus Features: 'Marvel 3.2 Bonus Disc: Black Panther: Come to Wakanda Before; Come to Wakanda After Avengers: Infinity War: The Directors' Roundtable Avengers Ant-Man and the Wasp: 10 Years of Marvel Studios: The Art of the Marvel Cinematic Universe; Online Close-Up Magic University Captain Marvel: What Makes a Memory: Inside the Mind Frack; Journey Into Visual Effects With Victoria Alonso Each Individual Film Disc Contains: Black Panther: Play Movie With Director Ryan Coogler's Intro; Featurettes - From Page To Screen: A Roundtable Discussion; Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years - Connecting The Universe; Exclusive; Sneak Peek At Ant-Man And The Wasp; Gag Reel; Deleted Scenes; Audio Commentary Avengers: Infinity War: Intro By Directors Joe And Anthony Russo; Featurettes: Strange Alchemy, The Mad Titan, Beyond the Battle: Titan & Wakanda; Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, Audio Commentary by Directors Joe and Anthony Russo, and Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely Ant-Man and the Wasp: Play Movie With Intro By Director Peyton Reed; Making Of Featurettes: Back In The Ant Suit: Scott Lang, A Suit Of Her Own: The Wasp, Subatomic: Super Heroes: Hank & Janet, Quantum Perspective: The VFX And Production Design Of Ant-Man And The Wasp; Gag Reel And Outtakes: Gag Reel, Stan Lee Outtakes, Tim Heidecker Outtakes; Deleted Scenes: Worlds Upon Worlds, Worlds Upon Worlds With Commentary, Sonny's On The Trail, Sonny's On The Trail With Commentary; Audio Commentary Captain Marvel: Becoming a Super Hero, Big Hero Moment, The Origin of Nick Fury, The Dream Team, The Skrulls and the Kree, Hiss-sterical Cat-titude; Deleted Scenes: Who Do You Admire Above All Others , Starforce Recruits, Heading to Torfa, What, No Smile? , Black Box, Rookie Mistake; Gag Reel; Audio Commentary; Play Movie With Intro By Directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck Avengers: Endgame: Audio Commentary; Play Movie with Intro by Directors Joe and Anthony Russo Spider-Man: Far From Home: Peter's To-Do List - A Short Film; Deleted Scenes; Cast Bloopers Avengers Endgame Bonus Disc: Remembering Stan Lee; Setting the Tone: Casting Robert Downey Jr.; A Man Out of Time: Creating Captain America; Black Widow: Whatever It Takes; The Russo Brothers: Journey to Endgame; The Women of the MCU; Bro Thor; Gag Reel; DELETED SCENE: Goji Berries; DELETED SCENE: Bombs on Board; DELETED SCENE: Suckiest Army in the Galaxy; DELETED SCENE: You Used to Frickin' Live Here; DELETED SCENE: Tony and Howard; DELETED SCENE: Avengers Take a Knee Added Value: 6 Original Theatrical Posters 6 Matt Ferguson Art Cards Infinity Gauntlet We Love You 3000 Art Card

  • Band Of Brothers [Blu-ray]Band Of Brothers | Blu Ray | (04/10/2010) from £33.73   |  Saving you £16.26 (48.21%)   |  RRP £49.99

    From this day to the ending of the world we in it shall be remembered. We few we happy few we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. From Academy Award winners Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg HBO presents the story of Easy Company - an elite team of U.S. paratroopers whose WWII exploits are as incredible as they are true. Based on the bestseller by Stephen E. Ambrose the epic 10-part miniseries Band Of Brothers tells the story of Easy Company 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division U.S. Army. Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company as well as soldiers' journals and letters Band Of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men who knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear. They were an elite rifle company parachuting into France early on D-Day morning fighting in the Battle of the Bulge and capturing Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. They were also a unit that suffered vast casualties and whose lives became legend. They were ordinary men swept up in the most extraordinary conflict in history. With the eyes of the world upon them they found their greatest source of strength in one another.

  • Arabian Nights [Blu-ray] [1974]Arabian Nights | Blu Ray | (27/04/2009) from £33.73   |  Saving you £-8.74 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    The final part of Pasolini's Trilogy of Life series was two years in the making. The locations - Yemen Ethiopia Iran and Nepal - form a rich exotic backdrop to these tales of slaves and kings potions betrayals demons and most of all love and lovemaking in all its myriad forms. Engrossing mysterious profound and liberating this is an exquisitely dreamlike sensuous and adult interpretation of the original folk tales presented here in a beautiful new high definition restoration.

  • Soldier Soldier; The Complete SeriesSoldier Soldier; The Complete Series | DVD | (27/02/2006) from £44.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (33.34%)   |  RRP £59.99

    This amazing box set features all seven series of the classic ITV military drama Soldier Soldier spread over 23 discs. For individual episode listings please see the individual series.

  • Tour of Duty - Complete [DVD]Tour of Duty - Complete | DVD | (26/11/2012) from £49.99   |  Saving you £50.00 (100.02%)   |  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.

  • The World At War [Blu-ray]The World At War | Blu Ray | (17/04/2019) from £44.99   |  Saving you £55.00 (122.25%)   |  RRP £99.99

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

  • Valkyrie [Blu-ray] [2008]Valkyrie | Blu Ray | (08/06/2009) from £39.13   |  Saving you £-16.14 (-70.20%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Tom Cruise stars as a high ranking German officer, who along with a small group of peers hatches a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler in an attempt to end the war.

  • Tokyo Sonata [Masters of Cinema] [Blu-ray]Tokyo Sonata | Blu Ray | (22/06/2009) from £31.03   |  Saving you £-8.04 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £22.99

    When Ryuhei Sasaki (played by Teruyuki Kagawa) is unceremoniously dumped from his 'safe' company job his family's happy humdrum life is put at risk. Unwilling to accept the shame of unemployment the loyal salaryman decides not to tell anyone instead leaving home each morning in suit and tie with briefcase spending his days searching for work and lining up for soup with the homeless. Outstanding performances; serene elegant direction; and Kurosawa's trademark chills are evident as he ratchets up the unsettling atmosphere and the grim hopelessness of Sasaki's unemployment.

  • Donnie Darko [Blu-ray] [2001]Donnie Darko | Blu Ray | (19/07/2010) from £33.73   |  Saving you £-8.74 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    October 1988 and small town USA is about to witness the end of the world. It's home to Donnie Darko a brilliant but troubled teenager plagued by terrifying visions of which he alone holds the key to the meaning. With his class mate and soul mate Gretchen and a mysterious ex teacher Grandma Death he must unravel the strange occurrences infecting his school his home and his life before a horrifying spectre known only as Frank can pull Donnie over the edge of his sanity.

  • The Complete War Collection (12 Discs)The Complete War Collection (12 Discs) | DVD | (06/11/2006) from £47.23   |  Saving you £32.76 (41.00%)   |  RRP £79.99

    A complete collection of the best of British war movies! Films comprise: 1. The Colditz Story (Dir. Guy Hamilton 1955) 2. The Cruel Sea (Dir. Charles Frend 1953) 3. The Dam Busters (Dir. Michael Anderson 1954) 4. I Was Monty's Double (Dir. John Guillermin 1958) 5. Ice Cold In Alex (Dir. J. Lee Thompson 1958) 6. Went The Day Well? (Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti 1942) 7. The Wooden Horse (Dir. Jack Lee 1950) 8. They Who Dare (Dir. Lewis Milestone 1954) 9. Cross Of Iron (Dir. Sam Peckinpah 1977) 10. The Way Ahead (Dir. Carol Reed 1944) 11. In Which We Serve (Dir. Noel Coward/David Lean 1942) 12. The Battle Of The River Plate (Dir. Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger 1956)

  • Salo, Or The 120 Days Of Sodom [1975]Salo, Or The 120 Days Of Sodom | DVD | (29/09/2008) from £31.03   |  Saving you £-8.04 (N/A%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Pasolini's controversial film has been widely regarded to be one of the most disturbing ever made based on the book The 120 Days of Sodom by the Marquis de Sade. Pasolini transposes the setting of De Sade's book from 18th century France to the last days of Mussolini's regime in the Republic of Sal''.

  • The Red Desert [Blu-ray] [1964]The Red Desert | Blu Ray | (27/10/2008) from £33.73   |  Saving you £-8.74 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    In Antonioni's first color feature Giuliana (Vitti) is a woman who on the verge of a nervous breakdown struggles to discover meaning peace and serenity within the desolate and industrialized town where she lives. Plagued by mental anguish as the result of a past automobile accident Giuliana first seeks comfort by having an affair with one of her husband's close friends (Harris). Ultimately left dissatisfied by the affair Giuliana returns to her wandering forever seeking solace from her angst. Additionally burdened by the illness of her only child Giuliana recedes further and further into neurotic isolation as the surrounding urban environment threatens to consume her. Critically acclaimed the world over for its brilliant cinematography Red Desert presents and unforgettable story rich with saturated color and unsurpassed symbolic imagery.

  • The Classic War Collection - Bridge On The River Kwai/Das Boot/Guns Of Navarone/All Quiet On The Western Front/Sands Of Iwo JimaThe Classic War Collection - Bridge On The River Kwai/Das Boot/Guns Of Navarone/All Quiet On The Western Front/Sands Of Iwo Jima | DVD | (02/06/2008) from £33.73   |  Saving you £1.26 (3.60%)   |  RRP £34.99

    This Box Set Includes: Bridge On The River Kwai (Dir. David Lean) (1957): Set in Burma during World War II the story tells of British P.O.Ws who are forced to build a large bridge for the Japanese while a British Commando team is sent to destroy it. Winner of seven Academy Awards. Das Boot (Dir. Wolfgang Peterson) (1981): Das Boot is a graphic and gripping tale that follows the daring patrol of U-96 one of the famed German U-Boats known as 'The Grey Wolves'. Prowling the North Atlantic they challenged the British Navy at every turn. The crew abroad the U-96 is portrayed in a desperate life-and-death struggle coping with life beneath the waves quickly gives way to terror when confronting the enemy... Guns Of Navarone (Dir. J. Lee Thompson) (1961): Exciting war film based on a novel by Alistair Maclean which tells of the attempts of a British raiding team to sabotage two giant German guns on a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Carl Foreman brought Allistar MacLean's best-selling novel to the screen winning nominations for seven Academy Awards in 1961. All Quiet On The Western Front (Dir. Delbert Mann) (1980): A devastating story of war and a generation destroyed. In 1914 a group of German schoolboys idealistic and inflamed with youthful patriotism set off to fight in the ""glorious"" war. During their brutal basic training disenchantment begins. Then boarding a train for the front they see the wounded being rushed back to the hospitals and they begin to grasp the grim reality of war. On their first night in action they come under heavy attack. In the trenches they begin to fall. Their youth is stripped away by the violence and the boys become as sullen as veterans. Sands Of Iwo Jima (Dir. Allan Dwan) (1949): Blazing action and spectacle are on the menu as battle-toughened sergeant John M Stryker (John Wayne) prepares a group of soldiers for action in the Pacific. The men have got their biggest test ahead on Iwo Jima where they have to inch their way up Mt. Suribachi under constant Japanese fire.

  • The Essential War Collection [DVD]The Essential War Collection | DVD | (08/06/2009) from £33.73   |  Saving you £-8.74 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Set Comprises: Battle of the Bulge (1965): For this epic recreation of one of World War II's most crucial confrontations director Ken Annakin (The Longest Day) captures the explosive action of massive forces squaring off as well as the brave individual ingenuity of weary GIs trying to survive a cruel European winter. The cast is a juggernaut of stars: Henry Fonda Robert Shaw Robert Ryan Charles Bronson Telly Savalas and more. Full Metal Jacket (1987): Full Metal Jacket begins by following the trials and tribulations of a platoon of fresh Marine Corps recruits focusing on the relationship between Gunnery Sergeant Hartman and Privates Pyle and Joker. We see Pyle grow into an instrument of death as Hartman has foreseen of all of his recruits. Through Pyle's torment and Joker's unwillingness to stand up against it the climax of part one is achieved with all three main characters deciding their fates by their action or inaction. The second chapter of Full Metal Jacket delves into Joker's psyche and the repeated referral to the fact that he joined the Corps to become a killer. When his mostly behind the scenes job as a combat correspondent is interfered with by the Tet offensive he is thrust into real combat and ultimately must choose if he really is a killer. Memphis Belle (1990): Matthew Modine and Eric Stoltz head the dynamic cast of Memphis Belle an adventure inspired by true World War II heroics. During spring 1943 they took to the war-torn skies for the most dangerous mission in defence of freedom. If the ten-man crew of the bomber Memphis Belle returned they would receive a hero's welcome and renew flagging public morale. But the odds were stacked heavily against them in the true courageous story of the brave fly-boys who each fought mortal fear while fighting the enemy together. Where Eagles Dare (1968): Commandos posing as German soldiers parachute into a small mountainside town to rescue a supposed allied general from a Nazi hideaway fortress that can only be reached by cable car. Escape to Victory (1981) This is no ordinary soccer match: this is war! The battlefield: a stadium in occupied Paris. The armies: German all-stars vs. ragtag Allied POWs. The objective: demonstrate another proof of Aryan superiority. Guess who wins? Better yet guess who cleverly uses the match as a means of escape? Sylvester Stallone Michael Caine and Max von Sydow star in this rouser directed by the legendary John Huston. The climatic match is a heart-in-the-throat hat-in-the-air exhibition of brute force and balletic grace featuring soccer legends Pele Bobby Moore Osvaldo Ardiles Co Prins Mike Summerbee and more. Score a splendid entertainment goal for 'Victory'! Kelly's Heroes (1970): In this less-than-serious look at World War II Lieutenant Kelly (Clint Eastwood) learns about a German gold shipment destined for France. With his ragtag fellow soldiers he is determined to slip behind enemy lines and retrieve it. The Dirty Dozen (1967): Atten-hut! Twelve jailbirds will earn their freedom... if they survive a suicide mission against the Nazi brass. Tough-as-nails Lee Marvin leads a nothing-to-lose convict squad in this all-time action trendsetter.

  • The Bicycle Thieves [Blu-ray] [1948]The Bicycle Thieves | Blu Ray | (18/04/2011) from £33.73   |  Saving you £-8.74 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Heralded as the greatest film ever made on release winning an Oscar in 1949 and topping the Sight & Sound film poll in 1952 De Sica's seminal work of Italian neorealism has had an impact on cinema worldwide from release to the present day with filmmakers such as Satyajit Ray and Ken Loach claiming the film as a direct influence on their own. Bicycle Thieves tells the of Antonio a long unemployed man who finally finds employment putting up cinema posters for which he needs a bicycle. His wife pawns all the family linen to redeem the already pawned bicycle and for Antonio salvation has come until the bicycle is stolen. Antonio and his son take to the streets in a desperate search to find the bicycle which will keep them away from poverty and humiliation but amidst a sea of bicycles and without proof the search is fruitless. Bicycle Thieves us as much about the position of Italians in post-War post-Fascist Italy as well as the relationship between father and son told through the labyrinth of the cinematic city with De Sica's visual poetry. With pared down minimalism eschewing studios and famous actors for real locations and non-professional actors who lived the lives they were playing Bicycle Thieves defined the neorealist period a small period of filmmaking that focused on simple humanist stories of which Bicycle Thieves was one of the most captivating and moving. Arrow Academy presents Vittorio De Sica's masterpiece Bicycle Thieves on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

  • The Canterbury Tales [Blu-ray] [1972]The Canterbury Tales | Blu Ray | (27/04/2009) from £33.73   |  Saving you £-8.74 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    The second part of Pasolini's trilogy is based on the 14th century stories of Geoffrey Chaucer. Plunging with gusto into some of the blackest and bawdiest of the tales Pasolini celebrates almost every conceivable form of sexual act with a rich earthy humour. The film's visual magic is complimented by this new high-definition restoration. Tom Baker is included in a largely British cast with the director himself taking on the role of Chaucer.

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