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  • Headline [DVD]Headline | DVD | (29/02/2016) from £6.49   |  Saving you £3.50 (53.93%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Crime, intrigue... and a murder that was almost perfect!Appearing three years before his career-defining role in Black Narcissus, David Farrar plays a Fleet Street reporter who discovers an uncomfortable truth when he sets out to unravel a murder mystery. Anne Crawford, William Hartnell and silent-era idol John Stuart also feature among the top-line cast of this gripping and complex wartime thriller featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its original theatrical aspect ratio.Ellington, a keen editor and newspaperman, has been neglecting his wife for his work; she, bored with her own company and irked by her husband's selfish behaviour, has been carrying on a mild flirtation with man-about-town Paul Grayson. During one of her visits to Grayson's flat, a former girlfriend appears with disastrous consequences for all concerned...

  • The War Lover [1962]The War Lover | DVD | (16/06/2003) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (141.45%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Stationed in England during World War II Buzz Rickson (McQueen) is the bravest Air Force pilot in his squadron and the most reckless. His maniacal quest for thrills takes him to the brink of destruction during the B-17 bombing raids on Germany. But while Buzz's daredevil heroics win the grudging respect of his crew his rebellious attitude alienates everyone except his co-pilot Ed Bolland (Robert Wagner)...

  • Unconquered - Digitally Remastered [DVD] [1945]Unconquered - Digitally Remastered | DVD | (18/04/2011) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    An epic tale of three sisters their loves and their lives played out by an all-star British cast They Were Sisters was voted fourth in the National Film Awards of 1946 behind The Way to the Stars. Lucy (Phyllis Calvert) Charlotte (Dulcie Gray) and Vera (Anne rawford) are three sisters who are pursued by three very different kinds of men asking for their hand in marriage. Geoffrey (James Mason) is an ambitious carousing businessman who pursues Charlotte because he believes a demure stay-at-home wife will make his career progress more rapidly and his extra-marital social activities more pleasant. William (Peter Murray-Hill) is a dependable kindly man who recognises in Lucy a kindred spirit. Vera is a social butterfly with no interest in anyone but herself so when Brian (Barry Livesey) offers to marry her she accepts as a marriage of convenience and takes lovers when she desires. As time passes the three sisters suffer joy and heartache but as the cruel sadistic behaviour of Geoffrey threatens to send Charlotte insane the sisters decide to unite together with momentous consequences...

  • Night Beat [DVD]Night Beat | DVD | (22/06/2015) from £9.48   |  Saving you £2.50 (33.38%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Featuring the film debut of British screen siren and post-war sex symbol Christine Norden this Soho-set Brit Noir tells the story of two wartime friends whose civilian lives take very different paths. Featuring Ben Frankel's excellent musical score Nightbeat is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Don and Andy two young commando sergeants are demobilised from the army. Unable to find jobs that suit they both join the police – where Don does well and is soon promoted but Andy's rebellious nature makes it hard for him to accept discipline. When he becomes involved with a "good-time girl" Andy finds himself on a downward slope which puts both his career and life in jeopardy.

  • The Master Of BankdamThe Master Of Bankdam | DVD | (20/08/2007) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    An epic film drama on the lives of three generations of Yorkshire mill-owners during Britain's turbulent Industrial Revolution. Simeon Crowther (Tom Walls) decides to hand over the family textile mill of Bankdam to his two sons Joshua (Dennis Price) and Zebediah (Stephen Murray). But Zebediah's reckless attitude endangers the whole survival of the family business and as catastrophe strikes the mill and they clash with the emerging trade union movement; who will save the mill and earn the title of The Master of Bankdam? First ever DVD release of this period Northern drama set amongst the dark satanic mills of Yorkshire. Renowned for coining the phrase 'there's trouble at t'mill.' An all-star cast with many small first-time appearances from stars such as Nicolas Parsons Part of the Odeon series 'Best of British' which showcases lost or unreleased films from the heyday of British cinema.

  • Unzipped [DVD]Unzipped | DVD | (15/07/2013) from £68.83   |  Saving you £-48.84 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Stunning supermodels and glamorous celebrities are all just part of the scene in Unzipped - a hilariously revealing look at the high-powered world of fashion! Featuring the world's sexiest supermodels Kate Moss Cindy Crawford Linda Evangelista Naomi Campbell and more!

  • Millions Like UsMillions Like Us | DVD | (26/01/2004) from £15.94   |  Saving you £-2.95 (-22.70%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Co-directed by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat in 1943 Millions Like Us is widely regarded as one of the finest British films of the Second World War.Patricia Roc stars as Celia Crowson an ordinary young woman determined to do her part for the war effort. Leaving her home she takes a job in a factory and finds herself living in a hostel with other volunteers. Her fellow volunteers come from all walks of life and positions of society. They are all so very different - and yet united in their desire to defend Britain and see the menace of the Nazis defeated forever. The film follows the girls as they work together and discover the importance of friendship and true love. Eric Portman and Gordan Jackson co-star in this fascinating film portrayal of life on the Home Front at the height of the Second World War.

  • The Vengeance Of Fu Manchu [1967]The Vengeance Of Fu Manchu | DVD | (27/10/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In his remote Asian hideaway the evil Fu Manchu plots the death and discredit of his arch rival Inspector Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard as the first step in his plan to become leader of the world's most terrible criminals...

  • The Time Of Your Life [1948]The Time Of Your Life | DVD | (01/07/2002) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-0.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £16.99

    When James Cagney starred in the movie adaptation of The Time of Your Life in 1948, it was hotly been debated whether William Saroyan’s stage play was really filmable at all. Because of its small cast, because all the action takes place on a single claustrophobic set, because the "plot" consists entirely of sub-plots, and because Saroyan’s "dirty sentimentality" isn’t to everyone’s taste, such doubts are still understandable today. However, accept the movie for what it is--a play in a box--and you’ll be captivated. The story revolves around a slightly down-at-heel bar-restaurant, where a group of disparate characters come and go as their stories gradually unfold. They include an ex-prostitute desperately seeking a new life, a dancer looking for a break into showbusiness, a down-and-out who discovers a vocation as a pianist, a beer-sodden cowboy and a villainous "stoolie" who, needless to say, gets his comeuppance. This gaggle of misfits is presided over by an enigmatic, champagne-drinking philanthropist (brilliantly played by Cagney) who gently nudges them towards their goals while indulging his own fascination with the minutiae of daily life. Throughout this quietly delightful picture the audience are not told why he’s this way, but it is possible to make an educated guess. On the DVD: The Time of Your Life might be a classic, but it apparently warrants no extra features. The black and white picture is 4:3. --Roger Thomas

  • The Buster Keaton Collection [1926]The Buster Keaton Collection | DVD | (08/10/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Buster Keaton's 1926 masterpiece The General shows the great stone-faced comedian at the height of his powers. Buster is a train driver from the South who's caught up in the American Civil War. The film is basically an extended chase, with trains pursuing each other up the track. The level of stuntwork (including a huge train wreck) has to be seen to be believed, but it's the deftness and elegance of Keaton's comedy that is ultimately most memorable. For many, Buster Keaton is the greatest comedian of the silent era rated even above Chaplin, and College (1927) is one of his finest films. A poor student who has to work his way through college, Buster is desperate to win the attention of a pretty girl so takes up sports. Through every disaster, the great "stone face" as he was nicknamed betrays not a flicker of emotion, enduring all humiliations with aplomb. College shows Keaton at the top of his form. Steamboat Bill Jr dates from 1928 and is the last great film Buster Keaton made before he gave up his independence. Buster is the rather fey son of an elderly steamboat owner who is being driven out of business by a wealthy competitor. More by accident than intention Buster turns things around and gets the girl as well. The last 15 minutes are truly astonishing: a storm sequence in which a whole town is blown apart, with Buster experiencing a series of amazing escapes as buildings fall down around his ears. Tragically, the following year he lost his independence when he signed for MGM. His career collapsed, his marriage broke up and he became an alcoholic, never to regain former glories. On the DVD: The organ music accompanying this silent feature is pleasantly unobtrusive, and apart from a short section in the middle where it deteriorates, the print quality is a reasonable 4.3. In addition there are five excellent Keaton shorts, One Week (1920), The Boat (1921) Cops (1922), The Blacksmith (1922) and The Balloonatic (1923). --Ed Buscombe

  • Daughter Of DarknessDaughter Of Darkness | DVD | (15/01/2007) from £12.96   |  Saving you £3.02 (30.29%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In Ballyconnen Emmy Baudine (Siobhan McKenna) is a beautiful but disturbed young woman who works for the local priest. When the carnival comes to town she encounters a handsome young boxer called Dan (Maxwell Reed) and lays his face open with her fingernails when he expects sexual favours from her. Hurriedly packed off by Father Corcoran (Liam Redmond) to Yorkshire Emmy is taken in by a farming family and manages to suppress the strange feelings of fascination and repulsion that she experiences in the presence of the opposite sex. Until that is the carnival comes to town and brings with it the vengeful Dan...

  • College [1927]College | DVD | (09/04/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    For many, Buster Keaton is the greatest comedian of the silent era rated even above Chaplin, and College (1927) is one of his finest films. A poor student who has to work his way through college, Buster is desperate to win the attention of a pretty girl and takes up sports. His attempt at the high jump is a classic piece of clowning, and as the cox in a boat race Buster displays his full genius for comic invention. Through every disaster, the great "stone face" as he was nicknamed betrays not a flicker of emotion, enduring all humiliations with aplomb. If not quite the equal of The Navigator (1924) or its immediate predecessor The General (1927), College shows Keaton at the top of his form. Tragically, the following year he lost his independence when he signed for MGM. His career collapsed, his marriage broke up and he became an alcoholic, never to regain former glories. On the DVD: The organ music accompanying this silent feature is pleasantly unobtrusive, and apart from a short section in the middle where it deteriorates, the print quality is reasonable. In addition there are two excellent Keaton shorts, One Week (1920) and The Blacksmith (1922).-- Ed Buscombe

  • The Time Of Your Life [1948]The Time Of Your Life | DVD | (01/07/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

    When James Cagney starred in the movie adaptation of The Time of Your Life in 1948, it was hotly been debated whether William Saroyan’s stage play was really filmable at all. Because of its small cast, because all the action takes place on a single claustrophobic set, because the "plot" consists entirely of sub-plots, and because Saroyan’s "dirty sentimentality" isn’t to everyone’s taste, such doubts are still understandable today. However, accept the movie for what it is--a play in a box--and you’ll be captivated. The story revolves around a slightly down-at-heel bar-restaurant, where a group of disparate characters come and go as their stories gradually unfold. They include an ex-prostitute desperately seeking a new life, a dancer looking for a break into showbusiness, a down-and-out who discovers a vocation as a pianist, a beer-sodden cowboy and a villainous "stoolie" who, needless to say, gets his comeuppance. This gaggle of misfits is presided over by an enigmatic, champagne-drinking philanthropist (brilliantly played by Cagney) who gently nudges them towards their goals while indulging his own fascination with the minutiae of daily life. Throughout this quietly delightful picture the audience are not told why he’s this way, but it is possible to make an educated guess. On the DVD: The Time of Your Life might be a classic, but it apparently warrants no extra features. The black and white picture is 4:3. --Roger Thomas

  • Daughter of Darkness [DVD]Daughter of Darkness | DVD | (15/01/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Postwar Gothic thriller featuring Britain's first female serial killer. In the small Irish town of Ballyconnen, Emmy Baudine (Siobhan McKenna) is a beautiful but disturbed young woman who works for the local priest. When the carnival comes to town, she encounters a handsome young boxer called Dan (Maxwell Reed) - and lays his face open with her fingernails when he expects sexual favours from her. Hurriedly packed off to Yorkshire by Father Corcoran (Liam Redmond), Emmy is taken in by a farmin...

  • Dirty Love [1988]Dirty Love | DVD | (18/02/2002) from £25.63   |  Saving you £-1.64 (N/A%)   |  RRP £23.99

    Terry is a beautiful young woman who has grown up in the suburbs of New York City she is now about to fulfil her ambition and head for the bright lights of Broadway to take up her career as a dancer. Nature has endowed Terry with a great vitality and an exuberant figure. With the benefit of her body she finds herself surrounded by many different personalities of the New York nightlife. The young Puertorican guy who makes love to her the way she likes it quickly intensely and above all wildly. Robert her real love. Their relationship is different and maybe he is the one with whom she can spend her future and fulfil her dreams. It is soon apparent that even Robert is cynically taking advantage of her sexuality. From the creator of such classics as '11 Days 11 Nights' D'Almato presents a film that couples all the eroticism of '9 1/2 Weeks' and all the excitement of 'Dirty Dancing'.

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