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  • The Edgar Wallace Anthology [DVD]The Edgar Wallace Anthology | DVD | (04/11/2013) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £129.99

    One of the twentieth century's most successful crime novelists, Edgar Wallace's thrillers have been widely adapted for film and television - the most memorable of which are the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series, made at Merton Park Studios during the first half of the 1960s. A noir-esque series, it updates some of the author's stories to more contemporary settings, blending classic B-movie elements with a distinctly British feel. Unseen for decades and freshly transferred from the origina...

  • Edgar Wallace Mysteries - Volume 5 [DVD] [1963]Edgar Wallace Mysteries - Volume 5 | DVD | (22/10/2012) from £14.48   |  Saving you £17.50 (140.11%)   |  RRP £29.99

    The thrillers of Edgar Wallace one of the twentieth century’s most successful crime novelists have been widely adapted for film and television – the most memorable of which being the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series made at Merton Park Studios during the first half of the 1960s. A noir-esque series it updates some of the author’s stories to more contemporary settings blending classic B-movie elements with a distinctly British feel. Unseen for decades these dramas have been freshly transferred from the original film elements specifically for this release.

  • A Very British Coup [1988]A Very British Coup | DVD | (25/06/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    The complete television drama series 'A Very British Coup.' A steel worker is elected as Prime Minister. Based on the novel by Chris Mullen MP.

  • To Serve Them All My Days Series 1, 2 and 3 [1980]To Serve Them All My Days Series 1, 2 and 3 | DVD | (15/03/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £59.99

    John Duttine stars as David Powlett-Jones who has been invalided out of the First World War and sent to work in a large public school in Devon. Utterly unconvinced of his teaching abilities he is persuaded to stay and so begins his long relationship with Bamfylde school...

  • The Commissioner [1997]The Commissioner | DVD | (17/02/2003) from £9.98   |  Saving you £-3.99 (-66.60%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A member of the British government is sent to Brussels to become British Commissioner to the European Community where he uncovers political and industrial corruption...

  • To Serve Them All My Days - Part 2 [1980]To Serve Them All My Days - Part 2 | DVD | (19/04/2004) from £12.98   |  Saving you £10.00 (100.10%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A man who has been invalided out of the Army takes a teaching position at the Bamfylde School during the First World War. Drama based on the novel by R.F. Delderfield.

  • Yanks Go Home - The Complete Series [DVD]Yanks Go Home - The Complete Series | DVD | (05/03/2012) from £6.36   |  Saving you £13.63 (214.31%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Yanks Go Home takes a hilarious (and, at the time, controversial) look at relations between a group of American servicemen and the inhabitants of the Lancashire town in which they are billeted during World War Two. Both parties experience a series of culture shocks, with the GIs encountering resentment and romance in equal measure. Starring Peter Sallis, Stuart Damon, Bruce Boa and Lionel Murton, this set comprises all thirteen episodes from both series.It's 1942, and a detachment of GIs is about to descend on Warrington. The town clerk, a motley crowd and a band wait anxiously at the station, while local landlady Phoebe Sankey and her daughter, Doreen, speculate as to what the Americans' arrival will bring. Some of the older residents are none too keen on the prospect of USAF troops making themselves at home in their town; but when they see the money flowing in the local pub as a shindig gets going, even they grudgingly admit that the 'invasion' has its advantages!

  • To Serve Them All My Days - Part 1 [1980]To Serve Them All My Days - Part 1 | DVD | (15/03/2004) from £20.00   |  Saving you £-0.01 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    John Duttine stars as David Powlett-Jones who has been invalided out of the First World War and sent to work in a large public school in Devon. Utterly unconvinced of his teaching abilities he is persuaded to stay and so begins his long relationship with Bamfylde school...

  • To Serve Them All My Days - Part 3 [1980]To Serve Them All My Days - Part 3 | DVD | (10/05/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    John Duttine stars as David Powlett-Jones who has been invalided out of the army during the First World War and is sent to work in a large public school in Devon....

  • ShadowlandsShadowlands | DVD | (06/03/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

  • Victim [1961]Victim | DVD | (26/01/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Victim is quite simply a watershed moment in cinema history. The first mainstream film to portray sympathetically and realistically homosexual society, it did so at a time when homosexuality was still a crime in Britain. Janet Green and John McCormick's screenplay makes Dirk Bogarde's Melville Farr a deeply conflicted man; married and in love with his wife, he also has relationships with men; while as a lawyer he is bound to uphold the law, even as he is compelled to break it. When Jack Barrett (a young Peter McEnery) commits suicide to avoid the consequences of blackmail, Farr sees this as murder, and decides to end the extortion even if it costs him his career. Rather more skilfully plotted than it initially appears, Victim generates considerable tension, and boasts fine performances from an ensemble cast including Sylvia Syms as Farr's wife, Norman Bird, Donald Churchill and John Barrie. Basil Dearden, who memorably featured Bogarde in an early role in The Blue Lamp (1950), directs with professional assurance. Not just a historical document--though the location footage of central London circa 1961 is fascinating in its own right--Victim was instrumental in changing attitudes, which led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality. A turning point for Bogarde too, the film marked a move from matinee idol to the more serious fare of The Servant (1963) and Darling (1965). On the DVD: Victim is presented in an anamorphically enhanced 16:9 transfer, which beautifully captures the noir-ish black-and-white cinematography of Otto Heller. There is occasional print damage, but it is minimal and doesn't distract from the film. The mono sound is very good. The disc also includes the original trailer, an annotated gallery of production photographs and a 28-minute television interview with Dirk Bogarde. This excellent feature was filmed in the actor's house just prior to the release of Victim and finds him discussing his career with particular reference to Hunted (1952), the Doctor comedies, Song Without End (1960) and his latest, "bitterly controversial" picture, which he says couldn't have been made even two years earlier. --Gary S Dalkin

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