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  • Reach For The Sky [1956]Reach For The Sky | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £3.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (150.38%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Reach for the Sky was a box-office hit in 1956 and rightly remains a fondly regarded classic of British cinema. Kenneth More is ideally cast as Douglas Bader, the gifted pilot who loses both legs in a pre-war air crash, only to play a major role in the Battle of Britain, rise to the rank of Group Captain and become a war hero. Based on Paul Brickhill's biography, this is an "official" history maybe, but Lewis Gilbert's screenplay and direction are historically accurate and informed by that very British humour, of which More was a natural. The film is graced by a decent supporting cast and a typically "widescreen" score from John Addison. On the DVD: Reach for the Sky is vividly reproduced in 16:9 anamorphic format and decent mono. There are subtitles for the hard of hearing and detailed biographies of More, Gilbert and Barder. The original theatrical trailer is included, but it would also have made sense to include an interview or documentary footage of Bader himself. --Richard Whitehouse

  • Gorky Park [1983]Gorky Park | DVD | (19/05/2003) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Martin Cruz Smith's bestselling mystery novel seemed ideal material for a movie version, but in Gorky Park director Michael Apted and the usually reliable writer Dennis Potter couldn't quite solve the problem of taking the story from page to screen. William Hurt plays Renko, a Cold War-era Moscow police detective who must cope with both crooks and Communist party protocol as he tries to solve a murder case in the middle of one of Moscow's public parks that leaves three faceless corpses. The strands of the mystery involve corruption, American money and the fur trade and, ultimately, take Renko to New York. But the tension is never all there, despite a deliciously menacing performance by Lee Marvin as the bad guy and Brian Dennehy as an American cop who becomes Renko's ally. --Marshall Fine

  • The Vikings [1958]The Vikings | DVD | (31/03/2003) from £9.45   |  Saving you £6.54 (69.21%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Kirk Douglas produced the trendsetting barbarian epic The Vikings and took the showiest, most aggressive role: lusty Viking Prince Einar, the "only son in wedlock" of King Ragnar (a cackling, wild-eyed Ernest Borgnine). With jagged scars down his face and a milky-white blind eye that almost glows in his skull, Douglas has a rowdy time battling defiant slave Tony Curtis (the long-lost heir to the British throne) for the hand of the beautiful princess Janet Leigh. It's pure Hollywood hokum, sure, but spectacular hokum: the great cinematographer Jack Cardiff turns his Norway locations into a lush Valhalla on earth. Faced with an absurd story, journeyman director Richard Fleischer goes for the gusto in brawling Viking parties, furious sieges, and clanging broadsword battles. An enormous hit, the film spawned a huge wave of Viking movies, some perhaps smarter but none as much fun. --Sean Axmaker

  • Edgar Wallace Presents: The Gaunt Stranger [DVD]Edgar Wallace Presents: The Gaunt Stranger | DVD | (21/10/2013) from £6.39   |  Saving you £3.60 (36.00%)   |  RRP £9.99

    An atmospheric adaptation of The Ringer - the play that earned global fame for English master of suspense Edgar Wallace and remains his best-known story - this classic whodunit combines taut direction and inspired characterisation, with Patrick Barr starring as a beleaguered Scotland Yard investigator, John Longdon his hawkish superior and, in an early film role as a particularly haughty secretary, Patricia Roc. Also notable as the first film produced at Ealing by Michael Balcon, The Gaunt St...

  • Woman Of Straw [DVD]Woman Of Straw | DVD | (06/04/2015) from £6.31   |  Saving you £6.68 (51.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Sean Connery and Gina Lollobrigida star in this 1960s drama based on the novel by Catherine Arley. When Anthony Richmond (Connery) learns of his wealthy uncle Charles (Ralph Richardson)'s ill-health, he plots a way to get his fortune after his death. Employing attractive young nurse Maria (Lollobrigida) to care for Charles in his final days Anthony encourages his uncle to fall in love with and marry Maria. As Anthony realises that he, too, is falling for Maria, a love triangle emerges and complications arise.

  • Great British Movies - WWII [DVD]Great British Movies - WWII | DVD | (01/10/2012) from £13.49   |  Saving you £6.50 (32.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Operation Amsterdam One of the covert operations at the beginning of World War II is enacted in this fast-paced thriller about a government-approved diamond heist. A Major from the British army (Tony Britton) joins up with a Dutch diamond expert (Alexander Knox) and another adventurous Dutchman (Peter Finch) to steal a fortune in diamonds from a bank vault in Amsterdam. There is no time to waste as it is estimated that the city will be overrun by the Nazi army in just fourteen hours. ...

  • OppenheimerOppenheimer | DVD | (31/07/2006) from £33.73   |  Saving you £-8.74 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    ""I am become Death destroyer of worlds..."" - J. Robert Oppenheimer A thrilling miniseries biopic of American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer who led the U.S efforts during World War II to develop the atomic bomb only to find himself suspected as a risk to national security from Communist sympathies stemming from an increasing ambivalence toward's his life's work... Nominated for a Golden Globe for Sam Waterston in the title role.

  • Tokyo JoeTokyo Joe | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £12.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Humphrey Bogart plays Saloonkeeper Joe Barrett in postwar Tokyo. With an interesting cast including Alexander Knox and an outstanding performance by Sessue Hayakawa (Bridge on the River Kwai) as the japanese gang lord. Florence Marly adds a european/international touch as White Russian Cabaret singer. The theme of postwar Japan is rarely touched on, and like Sam Fuller's 'House of Bamboo', Tokyo Joe takes a long, slow look at the underbelly of Japan's postwar milieu. Like Casablanca, this film has all the elements, haunting theme music, guns, girls and gangsters with a whiff of geopolitical intrigue.

  • Khartoum [1966]Khartoum | DVD | (31/03/2003) from £9.43   |  Saving you £6.56 (69.57%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Set in the expanse of the Sudan desert in the midst of holy war, Khartoum (1966) plays like an attempt to work the Lawrence of Arabia magic on the (mostly) true story of eccentric British general Charles "Chinese" Gordon in 1884 North Africa. The magnificent opening desert battle suggests David Lean's epic sweep, at least until the film settles into a more modest story of political games, military standoffs, and a battle of wits and wiles between two fierce leaders. Charlton Heston plays the Christian soldier as cocky, unconventional maverick, and Laurence Olivier (behind heavy make-up and a thick black beard) is almost as good as his cagey nemesis the Mahdi, the Islamic holy warrior on a mission of annihilation. More talk than spectacle, the film falls short of Lawrence but is nonetheless a compelling story of colonial politics, cynical manoeuvring and the unconventional heroics of another colourful British maverick abroad. --Sean Axmaker

  • Chase A Crooked Shadow [1957]Chase A Crooked Shadow | DVD | (05/11/2007) from £9.49   |  Saving you £3.50 (26.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A man shows up at Kimberley Prescott's villa claiming to be her brother Ward. But Ward died in a car accident a year ago. Despite Kim's protests that the stranger isn't her brother everyone else accepts him including their uncle. Kim begins to fear for her sanity and her life.

  • Accident [Blu-ray]Accident | Blu Ray | (08/04/2013) from £14.39   |  Saving you £5.60 (38.92%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Stephen (Dirk Bogarde - The Servant) is a middle-aged professor at Oxford University. Stifled by his life of marriage and academia, he yearns for an affair with his beautiful and enigmatic student Anna (Jacqueline Sassard – Les Biches). He is locked into a battle for Anna's affection against her fiance, William (Michael York - Logan's Run), whose youthful vitality he envies, and with his friend and academic rival Charley (Stanley Baker - Zulu), whose media profile and sexual success he covets. Along with The Go-Between and The Servant, Accident is one of the three film collaborations between legendary director Joseph Losey and playwright Harold Pinter. Often acknowledged as the pinnacle of Losey's distinguished career, Accident is a compelling and unforgettable masterpiece. Special Features: Interview with Dirk Bogarde biographer John Coldstream Interview with Harry Pinter expert Harry Burton Interview with feminist author and academic Melanie Williams Interview with film critic Tim Robey Joseph Losey and Harold Pinter discuss Accident (1957) Talking About Accident documentary featuring an interview with Harry Pinter

  • Night My Number Came Up [DVD]Night My Number Came Up | DVD | (29/03/2010) from £9.79   |  Saving you £6.20 (38.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A pilot recounts a dream in which a plane carrying eight passengers crashes in the mountains of Japan. An Air Marshal due to fly to Tokyo the next day overhears the dream but thinks nothing of it until a series of events manages to convince him that the premonition might actually become a reality.

  • Accident [DVD]Accident | DVD | (08/04/2013) from £10.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (31.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Stephen (Dirk Bogarde - The Servant) is a middle-aged professor at Oxford University. Stifled by his life of marriage and academia, he yearns for an affair with his beautiful and enigmatic student Anna (Jacqueline Sassard – Les Biches). He is locked into a battle for Anna's affection against her fiance, William (Michael York - Logan's Run), whose youthful vitality he envies, and with his friend and academic rival Charley (Stanley Baker - Zulu), whose media profile and sexual success he covets. Along with The Go-Between and The Servant, Accident is one of the three film collaborations between legendary director Joseph Losey and playwright Harold Pinter. Often acknowledged as the pinnacle of Losey's distinguished career, Accident is a compelling and unforgettable masterpiece. Special Features: Interview with Dirk Bogarde biographer John Coldstream Interview with Harry Pinter expert Harry Burton Interview with feminist author and academic Melanie Williams Interview with film critic Tim Robey Joseph Losey and Harold Pinter discuss Accident (1957) Talking About Accident documentary featuring an interview with Harry Pinter

  • How I Won The War [1967]How I Won The War | DVD | (07/02/2005) from £17.50   |  Saving you £-4.51 (-34.70%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Lieutenant Goodbody (Crawford) has absolutely no idea how to lead his British regiment in the North African battlefield of WWII. But what he lacks in experience he makes up for in enthusiasm. And when he's ordered to build a cricket playing field 100 miles behind enemy lines he's determined to succeed even if this means most of his men are killed in the process. Abandoned by his superiors betrayed by his inferiors and finally captured by Nazis it's going to take more than his unre

  • Alistair Maclean's Puppet On A Chain [1972]Alistair Maclean's Puppet On A Chain | DVD | (29/07/2003) from £29.99   |  Saving you £-25.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Action suspense classic by the outstanding author Alistair Maclean. An investigation by the head of Interpol's Narcotics Bureau of a gang of heroin smugglers ensures an action packed plot full of twists and turns.

  • Accident / The Family Way [1967]Accident / The Family Way | DVD | (23/06/2003) from £22.95   |  Saving you £-5.96 (-35.10%)   |  RRP £16.99

    Accident: (WS 1.66:1) Following their destructive foray into English class hatreds in 'The Servant' director Joseph Losey and screen writer Harold Pinter turn their attention to the Dons of Oxford. Pinter examines the motivations of several men in a brusque study of love and jealousy centred around one woman. The 'Accidental' death of one of them springs a trap of guilt remorse and thwarted sexual ambition on all concerned. Each scene brings more prickly revelations in a complex and thought provoking masterpiece. The Family Way: (FS 4:3) Based on Bill Naughton's warm hearted play 'The Family Way' is a thought-provoking exploration of the emotional impact of the 1960s sexual revolution. Hayley Mills stars in her first 'X' rated film with Hywel Bennett as two sensitive youngsters who fail to consummate their marriage following the vulgar ribaldry of their typically working class Lancashire wedding.

  • Shalako [1969]Shalako | DVD | (19/07/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.99

    A group of ultra-civilised European aristocrats on a hunting tour of New Mexico have to face a violent conflict with the real West...

  • Men In Black I and II Box Set [1997]Men In Black I and II Box Set | DVD | (27/01/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Men In Black: Secret agents 'K' (Tommy Lee Jones) and 'J' (Will Smith) work for a highly funded yet unofficial government agency which tracks civilisation-infiltrating extraterrestrial. K and J must prevent an alien terrorist (Vincent D'Onofrio) from assassinating two galactic ambassadors on Earth for a conference dooming the Earth to certain destruction! Men In Black 2: Agent J and Agent K are back! Agent J (Will Smith) needs help with a new breed of alien terror i

  • Accident [1967]Accident | DVD | (07/01/2008) from £14.83   |  Saving you £1.16 (7.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Stephen is a married Oxford professor experiencing the pangs of a mid-life crisis as he begins to bristle at the stifling emotional repression of the society in which he lives. But things begin to change for him when he meets Anna - one of his students..

  • The Saint - Vol. 1 - Episodes 1 And 2 - The Talented Husband / The Latin Touch [1962]The Saint - Vol. 1 - Episodes 1 And 2 - The Talented Husband / The Latin Touch | DVD | (10/07/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Stepping into the role of Leslie Charteris' "modern-day Robin Hood" Simon Templar (formerly played in films by smoothies like George Sanders), Roger Moore swiftly struck the right poses, adding a raised eyebrow to the character's established trademarks--a stick figure with halo, a whistled theme (co-composed by Charteris himself) and a quixotic commitment to adventure rather than decency. More clean-cut than the vigilante of the novels, Moore's Templar is a reformed thief (with an accent on reformed) whose adventures invariably involve a beautiful girl in trouble, an exotic locale established by stock shots and pantomime-level barroom sets with revolving fans on the ceiling, and "foreign" villains, played by familiar British character actors in false moustaches. The Saint ran from 1962 to 1969. Connoisseurs reckon the earlier, black and white shows are superior to the later colour seasons. From 1979 to 1980, there was a follow-up, The Return of the Saint, in which sufficiently ironic Ian Ogilvy donned Templar's polo neck, but the format seemed outmoded in comparison with The Sweeney and The Professionals. Volume One contains: "The Talented Husband" in which a playwright is found dead in suspicious circumstances, with guest star Shirley (Goldfinger) Eaton; and "The Latin Touch" which concerns a kidnapping in Rome, with Suzan Farmer and Warren (Alf Garnett) Mitchell. --Kim Newman

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