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  • The Goodies: The Complete BBC Collection [DVD]The Goodies: The Complete BBC Collection | DVD | (24/09/2018) from £41.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    In 1970, The Goodies unleashed their legendary blend of surreal storylines, strikingly topical satire, slapstick and general lunacy on an unsuspecting viewing public. Capturing the irreverent and rebellious flavour of the decade, this phenomenally popular, award-winning series spread its mischief over twelve years, making household names of creators, writers and performers Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor. For the first time ever, Network is incredibly proud to present the complete run of episodes and specials made for the BBC (apart from that pesky original version of Kitten Kong, which is still missing) in this 12-disc set: All eight BBC series Kitten Kong - Montreux '72 A Collection of Goodies Goodies Travelling Instant Five Minute Christmas Superstar The Goodies and the Beanstalk The Goodies Rule O.K.? From a giant white fluffy kitten called Twinkle to a slippery climb up a giant beanstalk, from the ancient Lancastrian art of 'Ecky Thump to fighting a ban on fun instigated by an all-too-real puppet government, this is television comedy at its undeniable best!

  • A Tale Of Two Cities [1958]A Tale Of Two Cities | DVD | (11/06/2007) from £2.99   |  Saving you £13.00 (434.78%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Based on Charles Dickens' epic novel, this critically acclaimed film version stars Dirk Bogarde and Dorothy Tutin in the unforgettable tale of the French Revolution.

  • Frankie Howerd - ConfessionsFrankie Howerd - Confessions | DVD | (10/09/2007) from £7.98   |  Saving you £12.00 (200.33%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Six different playlets ostensibly relating episodes from Frankie's colourful past. The casts changed from week to week although Joan Sims was a regular. Howerd played the parts in full over-the-top mode addressing the audience directly and reproaching them for reading dirty meanings into his lines.

  • The Fearless Vampire Killers [1967]The Fearless Vampire Killers | DVD | (30/01/2013) from £10.78   |  Saving you £4.21 (39.05%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Clever comedy-horror film directed by Roman Polanski. An expert on bats Professor Abronsius and his dim-witted assistant Alfred travel to Transylvania to try to find and destroy vampires. Alfred falls for the vampire's latest target - the inn-keeper's daughter. Also known as 'Dance Of The Vampires' and 'Pardon Me But Your Teeth Are In My Neck.'

  • The Lavender Hill Mob [1951]The Lavender Hill Mob | DVD | (21/06/2004) from £9.97   |  Saving you £7.02 (41.30%)   |  RRP £16.99

    Directed by Charles Crichton, who would much later direct John Cleese in A Fish Called Wanda (1988), 1951's The Lavender Hill Mob is the most ruefully thrilling of the Ealing Comedies. Alec Guinness plays a bowler-hatted escort of bullion to the refineries. His seeming timidity, weak 'r's and punctiliousness mask a typically Guinness-like patient cunning. "I was aware I was widiculed but that was pwecisely the effect I was stwiving to achieve". He's actually plotting a heist. With more conventionally cockney villains Sid James and Alfie Bass in tow, as well as the respectable but ruined Stanley Holloway, Guinness' perfect criminal plan works in exquisite detail, then unravels just as exquisitely, culminating in a nail-biting police car chase in which you can't help rooting for the villains. The Lavender Hill Mob depicts a London still up to its knees in rubble from World War II, a world of new hope but continued austerity, a budding new order in which everything seems up for grabs; as such it could be regarded as a lighter hearted cinematic cousin to Carol Reed's 1949 masterpiece The Third Man. The Lavender Hill Mob also sees the first, fleeting on-screen appearance of Audrey Hepburn in the opening sequence. --David Stubbs

  • Alfie [1965]Alfie | DVD | (26/08/2002) from £5.38   |  Saving you £10.61 (197.21%)   |  RRP £15.99

    What's it all about, Alfie?" asked the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David title song, to which the less philosophical answer might be: an amoral young man comically seducing a succession of beautiful women in swinging-sixties London. Michael Caine was the titular anti-hero, here consolidating his new star status from Zulu (1964) and The Ipcress File (1965), his conquests including Shelley Winters, Jane Asher and Shirley Ann Field. Alfie was a huge success, bringing a new frankness about changing sexual attitudes to the screen, in which respect it was almost the male companion to Julie Christie's then shocking, Oscar-winning performance in Darling (1965). It was also a sort-of contemporary Tom Jones, which had swept the Oscars for 1963, however, Alfie was not only better made, but in Michael Caine's guilelessly amoral asides to camera, offered a groundbreaking illustration of a newly self-conscious cinema. It is a technique Caine would reprise as the middle-aged philanderer in Blame It On Rio (1983). With Blow Up also released in 1966, and Ken Russell's Women In Love following in 1969, British film-making was truly in the midst of a sexual revolution. Michael Caine would reunite with director Lewis Gilbert and meet his female match in Educating Rita (1983). --Gary S. Dalkin

  • The Goodies [DVD]The Goodies | DVD | (07/10/2019) from £51.19   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    In 1970, the Goodies unleashed their legendary blend of surreal storylines, strikingly topical satire, slapstick and general lunacy on an unsuspecting viewing public. Capturing the irreverent and rebellious flavour of the decade, this phenomenally popular, award-winning series spread its mischief over twelve years making household names of creators, writers and performers Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor. This set contains all the episodes that the terrific trio made for television from a giant white fluffy kitten called Twinkle to a slippery climb up a giant beanstalk, from the ancient Lancastrian art of Ecky Thump to fighting a ban on fun instigated by an all-too-real puppet government, this is television comedy at its undeniable best!

  • Till Death Us Do Part [1972]Till Death Us Do Part | DVD | (26/01/2004) from £28.99   |  Saving you £-13.00 (-81.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The first series in colour of Johnny Speight's 'Till Death Us Do Part' featuring Warren Mitchell as the iconic Alf Garnett. Episodes comprise: To Garnett A Grandson Pigeon Fancier Holiday In Bournemouth Dock Pilfering Up The Hammers Alf's Broken Leg.

  • Brief Encounter [1945]Brief Encounter | DVD | (26/09/2008) from £16.66   |  Saving you £-0.67 (-4.20%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Noel Coward's timeless movie of a couple who meet in a railway station and must make a decision that will change their lives forever.

  • Pool Of London [Blu-ray] [2016]Pool Of London | Blu Ray | (24/10/2016) from £14.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Directed by Basil Dearden, 1951 Ealing classic Pool of London has been stunningly restored. Filmed on location in the City of London itself, on the River Thames and its wharves, on London Bridge and in the blitzed streets around St. Paul's, this is an authentic and unmissable slice of film history. Everything changes for two sailors on shore leave when they inadvertently become caught up in a crime as murky as the great river itself. For one of them, Johnny, life is further complicated when he falls in love with Pat, a local ticket seller, forming one of the first inter-racial relationships in British film. EXTRAS: Locations Featurette With Richard Dacre New Interview With Earl Cameron Stills Gallery

  • Ealing Comedy DVD Collection - The Ladykillers/Kind Hearts and Coronets/The Lavender Hill Mob/The Man in the White Suit [1955]Ealing Comedy DVD Collection - The Ladykillers/Kind Hearts and Coronets/The Lavender Hill Mob/The Man in the White Suit | DVD | (02/09/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Four of the British film industry's best-loved comedies in one box set makes The Ealing Comedy Collection absolutely essential for anyone who has any passion at all for movies. The set contains Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), The Man in the White Suit (1951) and The Ladykillers (1955). Ealing's greatest comedies captured the essence of post-war Britain, both in their evocation of a land once blighted by war but now rising doggedly and optimistically again from the ashes, and in their mordant yet graceful humour. They portray a country with an antiquated class system whose crumbling conventions are being undermined by a new spirit of individual opportunism. In the delightfully wicked Kind Hearts and Coronets, a serial killer politely murders his way into the peerage; in The Lavender Hill Mob a put-upon bank clerk schemes to rob his employers; The Man in the White Suit is a harshly satirical depiction of idealism crushed by the status quo; while The Ladykillers mocks both the criminals and the authorities with its unlikely octogenarian heroine Mrs "lop-sided" Wilberforce. Many factors contribute to the success of these films--including fine music scores from composers such as Benjamin Frankel (Man in the White Suit) and Tristram Cary (The Ladykillers); positively symphonic sound effects (White Suit); marvellously evocative locations (the environs of King's Cross in Ladykillers, for example); and writing that always displays Ealing's unique perspective on British social mores ("All the exuberance of Chaucer without, happily, any of the concomitant crudities of his period")--yet arguably their greatest asset is Alec Guinness, whose multifaceted performances are the keystone upon which Ealing built its biting, often macabre, yet always elegant comedy. On the DVD: The Ealing Comedy Collection presents the four discs in a fold-out package with postcards of the original poster artwork for each. Aside from theatrical trailers on each disc there are no extra features, which is a pity given the importance of these films. The Ladykillers is in muted Technicolor and presented in 1.66:1 ratio, the three earlier films are all black and white 1.33:1. Sound is perfectly adequate mono throughout. --Mark Walker

  • Come Play With Me Digitally Remastered Special Edition DVD 1977Come Play With Me Digitally Remastered Special Edition DVD 1977 | DVD | (26/04/2010) from £10.95   |  Saving you £4.04 (36.89%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The first ever DVD release of THE DEFINITIVE 70's sex comedy starring Mary Millington Come Play With Me follows the saucy exploits of a bunch of nubile girls who start up a health farm that unbeknownst to them is harbouring master money forgers.

  • The Millionairess [1960]The Millionairess | DVD | (21/05/2001) from £12.98   |  Saving you £3.00 (30.03%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Based on a play by George Bernard Shaw which studies an immensely wealthy woman who falls for the charms of a poor Indian doctor. Sophia Loren plays a spoilt heiress able to buy anything she wants. When she meets an Indian doctor (Peter Sellers) whose sole concern is to help the poor and needy she knows that this is the man for her. Although in love with her he is so terrified of being in her power that he foils all her attempts to 'buy' him. Only by setting an endurance test for each other are they able to be sure of their true feelings.

  • Pool Of London [DVD] [2016]Pool Of London | DVD | (24/10/2016) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Directed by Basil Dearden, 1951 Ealing classic Pool of London has been stunningly restored. Filmed on location in the City of London itself, on the River Thames and its wharves, on London Bridge and in the blitzed streets around St. Paul's, this is an authentic and unmissable slice of film history. Everything changes for two sailors on shore leave when they inadvertently become caught up in a crime as murky as the great river itself. For one of them, Johnny, life is further complicated when he falls in love with Pat, a local ticket seller, forming one of the first inter-racial relationships in British film. EXTRAS: Locations Featurette With Richard Dacre New Interview With Earl Cameron Stills Gallery

  • The Army Game - Complete SeriesThe Army Game - Complete Series | DVD | (25/08/2008) from £22.70   |  Saving you £17.29 (76.17%)   |  RRP £39.99

    The Army Game was a sitcom giant of its time and one of ITV's most popular shows. Created by Sid Colin it pre-dated the more famous Dad's Army by a number of years. A group of men serving out time as conscripts in the army are determined to dodge duty and derive maximum fun out of a situation they'd rather not be in. Because WWII was only 12 years passed and national service was very much a reality many viewers found they could identify with the characters and the situation they found themselves in.

  • Dick Turpin - The Complete Second Series [1979]Dick Turpin - The Complete Second Series | DVD | (19/07/2004) from £16.16   |  Saving you £3.83 (19.20%)   |  RRP £19.99

    From the producers of 'Robin Of Sherwood' and 'The Adventures Of Black Beauty' Richard O'Sullivan stars as the notorious highwayman in the complete second series of the 1978 London weekend television show. Episode titles: The Fox - Part One The Fox - Part Two Blood Money Deadlier Than the Male The Elixir of Life The Thief-Taker The Judge Sentence of Death - Part One Sentence of Death - Part Two The Godmother The Secret Folk The King's Shilling The Hanging.

  • The Army Game - Vol. 1The Army Game - Vol. 1 | DVD | (06/06/2005) from £28.33   |  Saving you £1.66 (5.50%)   |  RRP £29.99

    The Army Game was a sitcom giant of its time and one of ITV's most popular shows. Created by Sid Colin it pre-dated the more famous Dad's Army by a number of years. A group of men serving out time as conscripts in the army are determined to dodge duty and derive maximum fun out of a situation they'd rather not be in. Because WWII was only 12 years passed and national service was very much a reality many viewers found they could identify with the characters and the situation th

  • Close To The Enemy: Season 1 [DVD]Close To The Enemy: Season 1 | DVD | (02/01/2017) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Set in a bomb damaged London hotel during the aftermath of World War 11 Close to the Enemy¬Ě is a thriller that follows British intelligence officer Captain Callum Ferguson. His last task for the Army is to ensure that Dieter, a captured German Scientist develops cutting edge jet engine technology for the British. Such expertise is becoming vital to Britain as they try to maintain any kind of superiority in the emerging Cold War. Callum employs unorthodox methods in his attempt to convince Dieter to work for the British, eventually developing a friendship with him. A friendship which becomes threatened as those around him believe that the Dieter may have stood by as innocents in labour camps perished under the rule of the Nazi party.

  • The Lavender Hill Mob (60th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]The Lavender Hill Mob (60th Anniversary Edition) | Blu Ray | (01/08/2011) from £12.09   |  Saving you £7.90 (65.34%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Directed by Charles Crichton, who would much later direct John Cleese in A Fish Called Wanda (1988), 1951's The Lavender Hill Mob is the most ruefully thrilling of the Ealing Comedies. Alec Guinness plays a bowler-hatted escort of bullion to the refineries. His seeming timidity, weak 'r's and punctiliousness mask a typically Guinness-like patient cunning. "I was aware I was widiculed but that was pwecisely the effect I was stwiving to achieve". He's actually plotting a heist. With more conventionally cockney villains Sid James and Alfie Bass in tow, as well as the respectable but ruined Stanley Holloway, Guinness' perfect criminal plan works in exquisite detail, then unravels just as exquisitely, culminating in a nail-biting police car chase in which you can't help rooting for the villains. The Lavender Hill Mob depicts a London still up to its knees in rubble from World War II, a world of new hope but continued austerity, a budding new order in which everything seems up for grabs; as such it could be regarded as a lighter hearted cinematic cousin to Carol Reed's 1949 masterpiece The Third Man. The Lavender Hill Mob also sees the first, fleeting on-screen appearance of Audrey Hepburn in the opening sequence. --David Stubbs

  • The Lavender Hill Mob (60th Anniversary Edition) [DVD]The Lavender Hill Mob (60th Anniversary Edition) | DVD | (01/08/2011) from £9.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (37.50%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Directed by Charles Crichton, who would much later direct John Cleese in A Fish Called Wanda (1988), 1951's The Lavender Hill Mob is the most ruefully thrilling of the Ealing Comedies. Alec Guinness plays a bowler-hatted escort of bullion to the refineries. His seeming timidity, weak 'r's and punctiliousness mask a typically Guinness-like patient cunning. "I was aware I was widiculed but that was pwecisely the effect I was stwiving to achieve". He's actually plotting a heist. With more conventionally cockney villains Sid James and Alfie Bass in tow, as well as the respectable but ruined Stanley Holloway, Guinness' perfect criminal plan works in exquisite detail, then unravels just as exquisitely, culminating in a nail-biting police car chase in which you can't help rooting for the villains. The Lavender Hill Mob depicts a London still up to its knees in rubble from World War II, a world of new hope but continued austerity, a budding new order in which everything seems up for grabs; as such it could be regarded as a lighter hearted cinematic cousin to Carol Reed's 1949 masterpiece The Third Man. The Lavender Hill Mob also sees the first, fleeting on-screen appearance of Audrey Hepburn in the opening sequence. --David Stubbs

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