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  • For Whom The Bell Tolls [1943]For Whom The Bell Tolls | DVD | (10/11/2003) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Based on the best-selling controversial novel by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' graces the screen with legendary stars Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman. The story follows expatriate American demolition expert Robert Jordan who aides anti-fascist freedom fighters of Spain. Assisting him is a band of warriors including the strong-willed Pilar (Katina Paxinou in an Oscar winning performance) the dangerously undependable Pablo and th

  • Yangtse Incident [1957]Yangtse Incident | DVD | (16/03/2009) from £9.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (60.06%)   |  RRP £15.99

    On April 19th 1949 HMS Amethyst a frigate of the Royal Navy left Shanghai for Woosung and passage up the great Yangtse river to the Chinese capital. On a peaceful mission the Amethyst was unexpectedly attacked by the Chinese People's Liberation Army on the north bank of the river. Taken by surprise the amethyst ran aground. Many of the crew were killed. With rescue attempts blocked by the Chinese communist army a skeleton crew refloat the ship but closely watched and covered by shore batteries they are prisoners. For a long time the situation remains in deadlock until finally lieutenant-commander John S. Kerans [Richard Todd] realizes he must make a dangerous decision - trust their captors to agree a deal or run the gauntlet of communist batteries down 140 miles of hostile territory.

  • Ocean's 11 [1960]Ocean's 11 | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (200.33%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Leave it to the Chairman of the Board to rope in a great director for the first Rat Pack movie, Ocean's Eleven. Lewis Milestone (All Quiet on the Western Front) did indeed direct this 1960 caper movie starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop; but the results now seem like more of a historical artefact than a good piece of entertainment. The tone of the film is curiously serious--much more so than Steven Soderbergh's fluffy 2002 remake--one somehow expected that the Rat Pack would have made a more buoyant first picture. But it is something to see these guys together, if only for reasons of nostalgia.--Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • Peter Sellers Collection - Pink Panther/What's New Pussycat?/The Party/Casino Royale/After The Fox/The World Of Henry OrienPeter Sellers Collection - Pink Panther/What's New Pussycat?/The Party/Casino Royale/After The Fox/The World Of Henry Orien | DVD | (04/12/2006) from £20.49   |  Saving you £-1.82 (N/A%)   |  RRP £18.67

    Whats New Pussycat (Dir. Clive Donner 1965): O'Toole stars as a fashion editor in Paris who is constantly surrounded by beautiful women - a leggy American stripper a blonde daredevil and a neurotic nymphomaniac. The problem is that they all find him irresistable which makes it almost impossible for O'Toole to settle down with his marriage-minded girlfriend. Woody Allen makes his film debut as O'Toole's sex-starved friend who would kill to have such problems! Peter Sellers in a dazzlingly demented performance plays a famed psychotherapist who is crazier than his patients. Combining satire slapstick and good old-fashioned sex appeal Woody Allen's wildly original script pokes fun at everything from Freud to Fellini culminating in one of the most outrageous finales ever filmed! The Party (Dir. Blake Edwards 1968): Hollywood mogul Fred Clutterbuck isn't just giving a party he's giving 'The Party'. Absolutely everyone who's anyone will be there: gorgeous models ravishing starlets powerful producers - even a baby elephant! And by mistaken invitation accident-prone Indian actor Hrundi V. Bakshi (Peter Sellers) will be there too. He wouldn't miss it for the world and if you enjoy side-splitting gags neither should you! Casino Royale (Dir. Val Guest 1967: Things are looking decidedly bleak for British Intelligence in both senses of the term. SMERSH has begun to sabotage global stability no less than 11 agents have been lost and to make matters worse our greatest secret agent 007 is languishing in stately retirement. M - together with the heads of the CIA and KGB - have only one hope: to bring Sir James Bond (David Niven) out of retirement and into the field. Finding himself pitched against an opposition of fiendish intensity - an array of female secret agents armed with explosive grouse; a baccarat-playing illusionist (Orson Welles) and a neurotic megalomaniac (Woody Allen) - Bond launches his brilliant plan... After the Fox (Dir. Vittorio De Sica 1966): Millions of dollars worth of gold bullion is on its way from Cairo to an unknown Italian destination. There is only one criminal mastermind capable of stealing it: Aldo Vanucci (Peter Sellers) also known as ""the Fox."" Aldo devises the perfect plan to seize the gold: Posing as a flamboyant film director he casts an aging egotistical film star (Victor Mature) and his own voluptuous sister (Britt Ekland) in a fake film about a gold theft! But the action really heats up when the boat with the real gold arrives. The World of Henry Orient (Dir. George Roy Hill 1964): Two starry-eyed schoolgirls spy stalk and scheme their way into the life of a concert pianist (Sellers) in this ""wacky piece of inspired lunacy"" (The Hollywood Reporter). With half of New York - including a bevy of befuddled cops and one man-hungry mom - in tow these precocious teens do all they can to keep tabs on their harried hero turning The World Of Henry Orient entirely upside down! Pink Panther (Dir. Blake Edwards 1963): When the famous Pink Panther diamond goes missing the bumbling Inspector Clouseau goes on the trail of notorious jewel thief The Phantom but looks everywhere except in the right place!

  • Ocean's 11 [Blu-ray] [1960]Ocean's 11 | Blu Ray | (07/05/2018) from £8.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Eleven friends who know each other from World War II service plan to rob five of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas in one night. They develop a master plan but after the whole thing is over, something goes wrong...

  • Five Graves To Cairo [DVD]Five Graves To Cairo | DVD | (10/11/2014) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The sole survivor of a British tank crew (Franchot Tone) arrives in a desolate town and is given refuge by hotel owner (Akim Tamiroff) and French chambermaid (Anne Baxter) as they prepare to receive General Erwin Rommel (Erich Von Stroheim). Posing as a hotel waiter Bramble attempts to infiltrate Rommel’s inner circle...

  • They Who Dare [1953]They Who Dare | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £8.99   |  Saving you £4.00 (44.49%)   |  RRP £12.99

    During World War II a British Commando raiding party who are despatched to Rhodes to destroy German airfields in a mission fraught with danger...

  • Alphaville [1965]Alphaville | DVD | (07/01/2008) from £9.79   |  Saving you £8.20 (83.76%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A cockeyed fusion of science fiction pulp characters and surrealist poetry Jean-Luc Godard's irreverent journey to the mysterious Alphaville remains one of the least conventional films of all time. Eddie Constantine stars as intergalactic hero Lemmy Caution on a mission to kill the inventor of fascist computer Alpha 60.

  • Five Graves To Cairo (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray [2020]Five Graves To Cairo (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray | Blu Ray | (17/08/2020) from £15.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Only the second Hollywood film directed by Billy Wilder, the riveting World War II spy thriller Five Graves to Cairo is an underrated early gem from the filmmaker, who would ascend to the industry's highest ranks with his next project, Double Indemnity. Five Graves demonstrates that Wilder and screenwriter Charles Brackettwho would collaborate on thirteen films, winning screenplay Oscars for The Lost Weekend and Sunset Boulevardwere already working at the peak of their powers, delivering an espionage yarn that never lets up on the suspense. The only survivor in his unit after a battle with Rommel's soldiers in North Africa, British Corporal Bramble (Franchot Tone) staggers through the desert until arriving at the largely deserted Empress of Britain hotel, staffed only by owner Farid (Akim Tamiroff) and his French employee Mouche (Anne Baxter). While Bramble hopes to hide there, the hotel doesn't remain deserted for long Rommel (a scene-stealing Erich von Stroheim) and his men arrive and take over the building as new headquarters. Bramble assumes the identity of a recently killed waiter...only to soon discover that this waiter was also serving as a German spy, a role Bramble now has to adopt for his own survival. And while Mouche knows Bramble's true identity, she has her own reasons for not wanting to aid in his plot. Named by Quentin Tarantino as one of his favourite films, Five Graves to Cairo is filled with duplicity and danger at every turn. Wilder ratchets up the tension surrounding a disparate group of characters trapped together in wartime, with each hiding their own secrets and their own schemes. The director would soon become one of Hollywood's most lauded talents, but his genius was clearly evident in this early work. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray from a new 4K restoration! Special Features: 1080p presentation on Blu-ray for the first time ever from a brand new 4K restoration Uncompressed LPCM audio (original mono presentation) Audio commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin Billy Wilder on Five Graves to Cairo Five Graves to Cairo¬Ě episode of Lux Radio Theatre, originally aired in 1943, starring Franchot Tone and Anne Baxter Theatrical trailer A collector's booklet featuring new writing by critic Richard Combs; and an archival article from 1944 about Wilder and Charles Brackett

  • Topkapi [1964]Topkapi | DVD | (04/10/2004) from £9.43   |  Saving you £6.56 (69.57%)   |  RRP £15.99

    This wonderful caper film manages to balance the right amount of intrigue suspense and humour created by the stellar cast including the extremely sexy and seductive Melina Mercouri and the wonderfully talented Peter Ustinov who was awarded the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role. A small-time con-man (Ustinov) with passport problems gets mixed up with a gang of world-class jewellery thieves plotting to rob the Topkapi museum in Istanbul. Turkish intelligence suspecting a

  • Can't Help SingingCan't Help Singing | DVD | (04/04/2011) from £11.71   |  Saving you £4.27 (48.97%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The only Deanna Durbin film made in colour Can't Help Singing was a spectacular musical triumph nominated for two Academy Awards and a real favourite with her fans. Featuring four great songs from Deanna Durbin - ""Can't Help Singing"" ""Any Moment Now"" ""More and More"" and ""Cal-i-for-ni-ay"" Can't Help Singing captures Deanna at her musical best.

  • After The Fox [1966]After The Fox | DVD | (27/09/2004) from £9.43   |  Saving you £6.56 (69.57%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Aldo Vanucci (Sellers) also known as 'The Fox' is one of the greatest criminals in the world and master of disguise. After Aldo escaping from his Italian prison he plans to retrieve the ""gold of Cairo"" a large shipment of bullion. Devising the perfect plan after finding the ideal coastal village to unload the shipment Aldo poses as a famous director and persuades the entire population that he has chosen their village as the set for his new movie...

  • Lord Jim [1965]Lord Jim | DVD | (27/09/2004) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (141.45%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Three years after Lawrence of Arabia, the largely impressive Lord Jim (1965) finds Peter O'Toole again essaying a self-doubting but remarkable, white Englishman who leads a foreign people against their oppressor. Based on the Joseph Conrad novel, Lord Jim is the story of a British maritime officer, Jim (O'Toole), who takes a brief post on a tramp steamer and flees in terror during a storm at sea. Dogged by a reputation for cowardice, Jim attempts to reinvent himself in his own eyes, commanding an attack against a feudal warlord (Eli Wallach) in a distant, Southeast Asian village and basking in god-like glory afterward. A sinister plot by a gentleman pirate (James Mason) sets the stage for Jim's confrontation with his true destiny. Simplified and adapted by writer-director Richard Brooks (In Cold Blood), Lord Jim sometimes feels rushed and obvious, but O'Toole's golden performance and legendary cinematographer Freddie Young's 70mm footage are outstanding. --Tom Keogh

  • Anastasia/Inn of the Sixth Happiness double pack [1958]Anastasia/Inn of the Sixth Happiness double pack | DVD | (02/06/2003) from £9.43   |  Saving you £5.56 (58.96%)   |  RRP £14.99

    An Ingrid Bergman double-bill comes to DVD with the classy pairing of Anastasia (1956) and The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958). In Anastasia Bergman gives one of her memorable, haunting and haunted performances as an amnesiac chosen by a White Russian general (Yul Brynner) in 1928 to play the part of the long-rumoured but missing survivor of the Bolsheviks' murderous attack on the Czar's family. The twist is that Bergman's mystery woman seems to know more about the lost Anastasia than she is told. Based on the play by Marcelle Maurette and Guy Bolton, this film--directed by Anatole Litvak (Out of the Fog)--really does get under one's skin, not least of all because of its intriguing story but more so as a result of the strong chemistry between Bergman and Brynner. --Tom Keogh The Inn of the Sixth Happiness is an epic and extraordinary true story--or, at least, an extraordinary story based on a novel (Alan Burgess's The Small Woman) based on a true story. Gladys Aylward (an improbably mesmerising Ingrid Bergman) is a British would-be missionary with an obsession about China. As she has no experience, the Missionary Society won't let her go, but she goes anyway, alone, to a remote northern province. She is hated, then loved; finally she becomes both a significant political figure and the heroine of a miraculous escape in which she shepherds 100 children to safety across the mountains just ahead of a Japanese invasion. Curt Jurgens is suitably stony as Lin Nan, the half-Dutch, half-Chinese military officer who falls in love with her, and a visibly ailing Robert Donat (who died before this, his final film, was released) is the wily local mandarin who sees and makes use of her extraordinary abilities. Directed by Mark Robson, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness is a sweeping, stirring tear-jerker, a big tale told in a big landscape with acres of orchestrated strings by Malcolm Arnold. It's a beautiful and beautifully made film that's a classic of the "everyone said I couldn't but I did it anyway" genre.--Richard Farr

  • Anastasia [DVD] [1956]Anastasia | DVD | (09/04/2012) from £8.38   |  Saving you £1.61 (16.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The world will never know if the real Russian princess Anastasia met her death at the hands of red Russian rebels, or if in fact, she lived on. Based on fact, this story is set against the mystery surrounding this elusive puzzle. Ingrid Bergman portrays the destitute woman who remarkably resembles the true Princess Anastasia. She is chosen by two Russian courtiers to masquerade as the princess in order to gain ten million pounds. Meeting scepticism initially from the family, Anastasia wins her way into the hearts of the family and film lovers alike.

  • They Who Dare [1953]They Who Dare | DVD | (18/04/2005) from £10.98   |  Saving you £3.01 (21.50%)   |  RRP £13.99

    During World War II a British Commando raiding party are despatched to Rhodes to destroy German airfields in a mission fraught with danger...

  • Touch Of Evil [1958]Touch Of Evil | DVD | (10/11/2003) from £20.00   |  Saving you £-10.01 (-100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Considered by many to be the greatest B movie ever made, the original-release version of Orson Welles' film noir masterpiece Touch of Evil was, ironically, never intended as a B movie at all--it merely suffered that fate after it was taken away from writer-director Welles, then reedited and released in 1958 as the second half of a double feature. Time and critical acclaim would eventually elevate the film to classic status (and Welles' original vision was meticulously followed for the film's 1998 restoration), but for four decades this original version stood as a testament to Welles' directorial genius. From its astonishing, miraculously choreographed opening shot (lasting over three minutes) to Marlene Dietrich's classic final line of dialogue, this sordid tale of murder and police corruption is like a valentine for the cinematic medium, with Welles as its love-struck suitor. As the corpulent cop who may be involved in a border-town murder, Welles faces opposition from a narcotics officer (Charlton Heston) whose wife (Janet Leigh) is abducted and held as the pawn in a struggle between Heston's quest for truth and Welles' control of carefully hidden secrets. The twisting plot is wildly entertaining (even though it's harder to follow in this original version), but even greater pleasure is found in the pulpy dialogue and the sheer exuberance of the dazzling directorial style. --Jeff Shannon

  • Confidential Report [DVD]Confidential Report | DVD | (02/12/2013) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (27.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Orson Welles wrote directed and starred in this visually dazzling 1955 thriller about a ruthless billionaire stricken by amnesia. What terrible secrets lie in his past? One man must find out - or die trying. Paola Mori and Robert Arden co-star.

  • Anastasia [1956]Anastasia | DVD | (03/02/2003) from £9.90   |  Saving you £3.09 (23.80%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Russian exiles in Paris plot to collect ten million pounds from the Bank of England by grooming a destitute suicidal girl to pose as the heir to the Russian throne. However while Prince Bounin coaches her in history etiquette and protocol he comes to believe she is really Anastasia...

  • The Great McGinty [1940]The Great McGinty | DVD | (05/05/2008) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Dan McGinty has great success in his chosen field of crooked politics. But endangers it all in one crazy moment of honesty...

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