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  • Groundhog Day [1993]Groundhog Day | DVD | (18/02/2002) from £3.00   |  Saving you £16.99 (566.33%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Bill Murray does warmth in Groundhog Day, a romantic fantasy about a wacky weatherman forced to relive one strange day over and over again, until he gets it right. Snowed in during a road-trip expedition to watch the famous groundhog encounter his shadow, Murray falls into a time warp that is never explained but pays off so richly that it doesn't need to be. Director Harold Ramis (who co-starred with Murray in Ghostbusters) takes an absurd situation and explores its every imaginable comic possibility. The elaborate loop-the-loop plot structure cooked up by screenwriter Danny Rubin is crystal-clear every step of the way, but it is Murray's world-class reactive timing that makes the jokes explode, and we end up looking forward to each new variation. Because none of the other characters are aware that Groundhog Day is continually repeating itself, Murray goes through a repertoire of responses, from conniving lust for Rita (Andie MacDowell) to gleeful nihilism to a Zen resignation worthy of Buster Keaton. Groundhog Day manages the rare feat of producing belly laughs in abundance and also being genuinely wise about the human condition. --David Chute, Amazon.com On the DVD: the disc presents the movie in a 1.85:1 ratio and with Dolby surround sound. There are trailers for Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters and Multiplicity, along with filmographies for Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Andie McDowell and Chris Elliot. This remastered edition also comes with an extended documentary "The Weight of Time", which offers insights into the "European"-style script and production difficulties, but is a little over-lavish in its praise of the actors on set. Thought-provokingly, the documentary also touches upon the spiritual nature of the movie and what it has meant to an audience beyond being a simple comedy. Also included here is a director’s commentary by Ramis which, although informative, has too many long breaks and would surely have benefited from the addition of Bill Murray to the conversation. --Nikki Disney

  • Four Weddings And A Funeral [1994]Four Weddings And A Funeral | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.38   |  Saving you £14.61 (271.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Charles (Grant) is witty and charming but at the age of 32 is looking like a serial monogamist. His life has been full of girlfriends but he just can't commit to any of them. The more weddings he and his close circle of friends attend the less they want to get married themselves. Until one particular Saturday at one particular wedding Charles meets Carrie (MacDowell)... Instantly smitten Charles begins to pursue her only to learn that she is ready to take the plunge with som

  • St Elmo's Fire [1985]St Elmo's Fire | DVD | (17/05/2010) from £4.99   |  Saving you £1.00 (16.70%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Billy: life has changed since school but has Billy noticed? Wendy: respectable hardworking and a virgin. Daddy says ""marry a nice boy"" but she has other ideas! Alec: success wealth and a wife. He knows what he wants but can he have it? Kevin: what's his secret? Scared of Women? Gay? Or is it something that'll really shock his best friend? Jules: life is one high-powered party. Sex drugs and really pushing life to the limit. Leslie: she loves her work and she loves her boyfriend...

  • Groundhog Day [Blu-ray] [1993]Groundhog Day | Blu Ray | (05/11/2012) from £6.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (46.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Teamed with a relentlessly cheery producer (Andie MacDowell) and a smart aleck cameraman TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney Pennsylvania to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. On his way out of town Phil is caught in a giant blizzard - which he himself actually failed to predict - and finds himself stuck in a small town hell. Just when things couldn't get worse... they do! Phil wakes the next morning to find that it's Groundhog Day all over again... and again... and again. During the recurring 24 hour nightmare Phil starts to realise that he can also use it to his advantage - to re-write the events of his day and to generally have a whale of a time. But manipulating his day to capture the one woman he really wants is not quite so easy! A truly comic time warp that everyone will enjoy being stuck in!!

  • Four Weddings and A Funeral [Blu-ray]Four Weddings and A Funeral | Blu Ray | (12/05/2014) from £10.78   |  Saving you £5.21 (32.60%)   |  RRP £15.99

    When it was released in 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral quickly became a huge international success, pulling in the kind of audiences most British films only dream of. It's proof that sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. In terms of plot, the title pretty much says it all. Revolving around… well, four weddings and a funeral (though not in that order), the film follows Hugh Grant's confirmed bachelor Charles as he falls for visiting American Carrie (Andy McDowell), whom he keeps bumping into at various functions. But with this most basic of premises, screenwriter Richard Curtis has crafted a moving and thoughtful comedy about the perils of singledom and that ever-elusive search for true love. In the wrong hands, it could have been a horribly schmaltzy affair, but Curtis' script--crammed with great one-liners and beautifully judged characterisations--keeps things sharp and snappy, harking back to the sparkling Hollywood romantic comedies of the 1930s and 1940s. The supporting cast, including Kristin Scott Thomas, Simon Callow and Rowan Atkinson (who starred in the Curtis-scripted television show Blackadder) is first rate, at times almost too good--John Hannah's rendition of WH Auden's poem "Funeral Blues" over the coffin of his lover is so moving you think the film will struggle to re-establish its ineffably buoyant mood. But it does, thanks in no small part to Hugh Grant as the bumbling Charles (whose star-making performance compensates for a less-than-dazzling Andie MacDowell). Though it's hardly the fault of Curtis and his team, the success of the Four Weddings did have its downside, triggering a rash of inferior British romantic comedies. In fact, we had to wait until 1999's Notting Hill for another UK film to match its winning charm (scripted, again, by Curtis and also starring Grant). --Edward Lawrenson

  • Multiplicity [1996]Multiplicity | DVD | (08/12/2003) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (-12.40%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Doug Kinney (Michael Keaton) is in need of a little help. With a demeaning job and adoring wife (Andie MacDowell) and two children who have baseball matches and ballet classes to attend there just simply aren't enough hours in the day to enjoy any of it. Doug's real problem is that he has too many commitments and not enough time! He is literally on the verge of a breakdown when quite by chance he meets the world famous geneticist Dr Owen Leeds who offers Doug the opportunity to regain control of his life... if he agrees to have himself cloned. Doug agrees - with hilarious consequences.

  • Four Weddings And A Funeral [1994]Four Weddings And A Funeral | DVD | (29/07/2005) from £5.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (62.50%)   |  RRP £15.99

    When it was released in 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral quickly became a huge international success, pulling in the kind of audiences most British films only dream of. It's proof that sometimes the simplest ideas are the best: in terms of plot, the title pretty much says it all. Revolving around, well, four weddings and a funeral (though not in that order), the film follows Hugh Grant's confirmed bachelor Charles as he falls for visiting American Carrie (Andy McDowell), whom he keeps bumping into at the various functions. But with this most basic of premises, screenwriter Richard Curtis has crafted a moving and thoughtful comedy about the perils of singledom and that ever-elusive search for true love. In the wrong hands, it could have been a horribly schmaltzy affair, but Curtis' script--crammed with great one-liners and beautifully judged characterisations--keeps things sharp and snappy, harking back to the sparkling Hollywood romantic comedies of the 30s and 40s. The supporting cast, including Kristin Scott Thomas, Simon Callow and Rowan Atkinson (who starred in the Curtis-scripted television show Blackadder) is first rate, at times almost too good: John Hannah's rendition of WH Auden's poem "Funeral Blues" over the coffin of his lover is so moving you think the film will struggle to re-establish its ineffably buoyant mood. But it does, thanks in no small part to Hugh Grant as the bumbling Charles (whose star-making performance compensates for a less-than-dazzling Andie MacDowell). Though it's hardly the fault of Curtis and his team, the success of the Four Weddings did have its downside, triggering a rash of far inferior British romantic comedies. In fact, we had to wait until 1999's Notting Hill for another UK film to match its winning charm--scripted, yet again, by Curtis and starring Grant. --Edward Lawrenson

  • Green Card [1990]Green Card | DVD | (20/05/2002) from £4.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (66.70%)   |  RRP £14.99

    In the delightful romantic comedy Green Card, Georges (Gérard Depardieu), a composer and one-time petty thief who grew up in poverty, attempts to escape his life in Paris and begin anew in America by illegally marrying Bronte (Andie MacDowell), a prim and repressed young lady from a privileged life in Connecticut. Bronte, who has agreed to the scheme for her own self-serving reasons, is exasperated when the Immigration & Naturalisation Service investigates their case, and she and Georges, whom she detests, must spend time together studying each other's lives to avoid disaster. The fallout is infinitely better handled than any run-of-the-mill Hollywood romantic comedy, and the very ending itself stops deliciously short of where Hollywood would feel compelled to drag the story. Fine performances are given by MacDowell, Depardieu--who is fiercely charming pounding the keyboard of a Steinway at an upper class Manhattan dinner party--and Bebe Neuwirth, who is perfect as an upper-class child turned artist who revels in her irresponsibility. --James McGrath, Amazon.com

  • Bad Girls [1993]Bad Girls | DVD | (19/04/2004) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (27.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    It was a dangerous time to be a woman; a good time to have friends! Four former saloon ladies kill a violent customer in self-defence. Anxious to start a new life the quartet finds the law pursuing them across the West...

  • CrushCrush | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £4.69   |  Saving you £11.30 (240.94%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The story of Kate, a forty something headmistress in a small English village and her two single friends who get together every Monday to drink, eat chocolate and decide who is The Saddest Of The Week!

  • Four Weddings And A Funeral/The Full Monty/Jack And Sarah [DVD]Four Weddings And A Funeral/The Full Monty/Jack And Sarah | DVD | (08/06/2009) from £16.18   |  Saving you £-6.19 (-62.00%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Titles Comprise: Four Weddings & A Funeral: Charles (Grant) is witty and charming but at the age of 32 is looking like a serial monogamist. His life has been full of girlfriends but he just can't commit to any of them. The more weddings he and his close circle of friends attend the less they want to get married themselves. Until one particular Saturday at one particular wedding Charles meets Carrie (MacDowell)... Instantly smitten Charles begins to pursue her only to learn that she is ready to take the plunge with someone else! Charles tries very hard not to fall in love with her and finally finds himself standing at the altar on his own wedding day. At last he knows who he wants to spend the rest of his life with...but is it the woman standing next to him in the white dress? Full Monty: Dole queue Job Club domestic discord - the world is falling apart for six unemployed Sheffield steelworkers. But one of them has had enough. Determined to beat the system Gaz (Carlyle) hatches a plan that will make him and his friends serious rich - and quickly! He convinces them that a strip routine will bring in the punters especially when that act reveals the ultimate - the Full Monty! As our local heroes prepare for the big night word gets round that a very special act is about to storm the clubs of steel city. Director Peter Cattaneo combines black comedy roaring hilarity and all the absurdity heartache and pathos of six men trying to keep body soul and dignity together. Well just about! The most successful British film of all time The Full Monty also boasts a superb soundtrack with hits by Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones. Jack And Sarah: Jack (Richard E. Grant) has it all - a perfect marriage a successful career and a dream home. But his world crumbles when his wife dies giving birth to their daughter Sarah. Even though he is struggling to cope with his broken heart and a newborn baby Jack rejects the offers of help from his family (Judy Dench and David Swift) in a bid to prove his independence. Instead he builds a quirky family of his own when he takes on a down-and-out (Ian McKellen) to be his housekeeper and American waitress Amy (Samantha Mathis) to be his nanny. Once Amy moves in life becomes a series of mishaps and conflicts with touchingly funny moments as the mis-matched characters learn to live with each other. But when Jack's female boss begins to show more than a professional interest in him the tension mounts as Amy and Jack begin to realise their true feelings for each other....

  • Short Cuts [1993]Short Cuts | DVD | (04/02/2008) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The work of two great American artists merge in Short Cuts maverick director Robert Altman's kaleidoscopic adaptation of the stories of renowned author Raymond Carver. Epic in scale yet meticulously observed the film interweaves the stories of twenty-two characters struggling to find solace and meaning in contemporary Los Angeles.

  • Groundhog Day [Blu-ray] [Region A & B & C]Groundhog Day | Blu Ray | (29/01/2018) from £15.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Bill Murray is at his wry, wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer (Andie MacDowell) and a smartaleck cameraman (Chris Elliott), TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. After a surprise blizzard traps him in smalltown hell, things get even worse; Phil wakes the next morning to find it's Groundhog Day all over again... and again... and again. Features: Deleted Scenes Audio Commentary with Director Harold Ramis NeedleNose Ned's Picture in Picture Track The Study of Groundhogs: A Real Life Look at Marmots featurette A Different Day: An Interview with Harold Ramis featurette The Weight of Time Documentary

  • Greystoke - The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes [1983]Greystoke - The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes | DVD | (13/09/2004) from £5.49   |  Saving you £8.50 (154.83%)   |  RRP £13.99

    An infant child is raised by apes after being shipwrecked off the west coast of Africa. As he grows he learns the laws of the jungle and eventually claims the title Lord of the Apes. Yet years later when he is returned to civilization as the Earl of Greystoke Tarzan (Christopher Lambert in his first English speaking role) remains uncertain as to which laws he should obey; those of man or those of the jungle...

  • Barnyard [2006]Barnyard | DVD | (19/02/2007) from £4.99   |  Saving you £1.00 (16.70%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A carefree party cow has to find the courage to be a leader in this animated outing.

  • Sex, Lies and Videotape [The Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [2018]Sex, Lies and Videotape | Blu Ray | (06/08/2018) from £25.74   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Steven Soderbergh's remarkably assured, disarmingly frank debut, a gamechanger for American independent film. With his provocative feature debut, twentysixyearold Steven Soderbergh trained his focus on the complexities of human intimacy and deception in the modern age. Housewife Ann (Andie MacDowell) feels distant from her lawyer husband, John (Peter Gallagher),who is sleeping with her sister (Pretty Woman's Laura San Giacomo). When John's old friend Graham (a magnetic, Cannesawardwinning James Spader) comes to town, Ann is drawn to the softspoken outsider, eventually uncovering his startling private obsession: videotaping women as they confess their deepest desires. A piercingly intelligent and flawlessly performed chamber piece, in which the video camera becomes a charged metaphor for the characters' isolation, the Palme d'Orwinning sex, lies, and videotape changed the landscape of American film, helping pave the way for the thriving independent scene of the 1990s. Features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Steven Soderbergh, with 5.1 surround DTSHD Master Audio soundtrack Audio commentary from 1998 featuring director Steven Soderbergh in conversation with filmmaker Neil LaBute New programme by Soderbergh, featuring responses to questions sent in by fans Interviews with Soderbergh from 1990 and 1992 New documentary about the making of the film featuring actors Peter Gallagher, Andie MacDowell, and Laura San Giacomo New conversation with composer Cliff Martinez and supervising sound editor Larry Blake Deleted scene with commentary by Soderbergh Trailers PLUS: An essay by critic Amy Taubin and excerpts from Soderbergh's diaries written at the time of the film's production

  • Hudson HawkHudson Hawk | DVD | (14/07/2008) from £6.73   |  Saving you £3.26 (48.44%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Bruce Willis is Eddie ""The Hawk"" Hawkins the world's most famous cat burglar who after 10 years in prison is ready to go straight - but its not going be easy for the Hawk. The mob and the CIA have conspired to blackmail Eddie and his partner (Danny Aiello) into stealing three da Vinci masterpieces from the most heavily guarded museums in the world. Sounds simple right? WRONG! While trying to steal the goods Hawk falls in love with a beautiful but schizophrenic nun (Andi MacDowell) and is relentlessly pursued by the greedy and powerful Minerva and Darwin Mayflower (Sandra Bernhard and Richard E Grant) who want the artworks as part of their twisted plot to ruin the world's economy...

  • Groundhog Day [1993]Groundhog Day | DVD | (20/03/2000) from £12.96   |  Saving you £0.03 (0.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Decent, lighthearted and fully amusing slapstick is hard to come by these days, and 1993's Groundhog Day manages to also be genuinely wise about the human condition. All this and belly laughs too! Bill Murray stars as Phil, a bored, petulant news reporter, who is ordered to give his annual live report from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on February 2. Though desperate to get out of the one-horse town and the appallingly sentimental assignment, Phil finds himself reliving the same day over and over again until he finally mends his ways. The film takes an absurd situation and explores its every imaginable comic possibility. Because none of the other characters are aware that Groundhog Day is continually repeating itself, Phil goes through a repertoire of responses, from conniving lust for Rita (Andie MacDowell) to gleeful nihilism to a Zen resignation worthy of Buster Keaton. Murray is reliably good, and this flick gives him a chance to be warm (though never fuzzy).

  • Groundhog Day [4K Ultra HD] [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Groundhog Day | Blu Ray | (15/07/2019) from £18.68   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Bill Murray is at his wry, wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer (Andie MacDowell) and a smart-aleck cameraman (Chris Elliott), TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. After a surprise blizzard traps him in small-town hell, things get even worse; Phil wakes the next morning to find it's GROUNDHOG DAY all over again and again and again. Blu-ray Disc Special Features: Deleted Scenes Audio Commentary with Director Harold Ramis Needle Nose Ned's Picture-In-Picture Track The Study of Groundhogs: A Real-Life Look At Marmots A Different Day: An Interview with Harold Ramis The Weight of Time Documentary

  • Sex, Lies And Videotape [1989]Sex, Lies And Videotape | DVD | (16/09/2002) from £6.75   |  Saving you £9.24 (136.89%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Steven Soderbergh made a striking directorial debut with 1989's Sex, Lies and Videotape, a film that's intimate yet alienated, objective yet intense. James Spader is at one with the part of friendly yet distant Graham, returning to his home town for a reunion with school friend and now up-and-coming lawyer, John, and his sexually frustrated wife, Ann. The "special project" that Graham keeps close to his chest in his apartment gradually draws in the others, turning their emotional lives upside down and providing the catharsis that they sorely need. Soderbergh keeps the pacing taut, encouraging an ensemble-like interplay that evokes a theatre piece perfectly remade for film. Andie MacDowell gives one of her most convincing screen portrayals as Ann, with Peter Gallagher cynically self-righteous as John. Laura San Giacomo proves choice casting as nymphet sibling Cynthia. Cliff Martinez's sultry ambient score adds much to the aura of mystery and intrigue. On the DVD: Sex, Lies and Videotape's widescreen picture format captures much of the movie's claustrophobic tension. There are overdubs in five European languages and subtitles in 13 languages, but no other special features--not even the original theatrical trailer--which is a pity. Soderbergh is among the most inventive directors at work today, so a commentary would have been a welcome enhancement. Even so, this DVD reissue reinforces the claims of an absorbing and disturbing indie masterpiece. --Richard Whitehouse

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