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  • Edgar Wallace Mysteries - Volume 4 [DVD]Edgar Wallace Mysteries - Volume 4 | DVD | (17/09/2012) from £13.99   |  Saving you £16.00 (114.37%)   |  RRP £29.99

    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 original film elements specifically for this release, all 47 films will be released over seven volumes on DVD. This fourth volume includes top-notch performances from Alfred Burke, Barbara Shelley, Paul Daneman, Anton Diffring and Dawn Addams, and features scripts by Philip Mackie (The Naked Civil Servant), Roger Marshall (The Sweeney, Public Eye) and Richard Harris (The Darling Buds of May). Special Features: House of Mystery - A thriller made by Independant Artists Ltd during the same period as the Merton Park films Exclusive booket by author and critic Kim Newman Image Gallery PDF Material

  • Fahrenheit 451 [1966]Fahrenheit 451 | DVD | (10/11/2003) from £6.59   |  Saving you £3.40 (51.59%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The classic science fiction novel by Ray Bradbury was a curious choice for one of the leading directors of the French New Wave, François Truffaut. But from the opening credits onward (spoken, not written on screen), Truffaut takes Bradbury's fascinating premise and makes it his own. The futuristic society depicted in Fahrenheit 451 is a culture without books. Firemen still race around in red trucks and wear helmets, but their job is to start fires: they ferret out forbidden stashes of books, douse them with petrol and make public bonfires. Oskar Werner, the star of Truffaut's Jules and Jim, plays a fireman named Montag, whose exposure to David Copperfield wakens an instinct towards reading and individual thought. (That's why books are banned--they give people too many ideas.) In an intriguing casting flourish, Julie Christie plays two roles: Montag's bored, drugged-up wife and the woman who helps kindle the spark of rebellion. The great Bernard Herrmann wrote the hard-driving music; Nicolas Roeg provided the cinematography. Fahrenheit 451 received a cool critical reception and has never quite been accepted by Truffaut fans or sci-fi buffs. Its deliberately listless manner has always been a problem, although that is part of its point; the lack of reading has made people dry and empty. If the movie is a bit stiff (Truffaut did not speak English well and never tried another project in English), it nevertheless is full of intriguing touches, and the ending is lyrical and haunting. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

  • The Sea Shall Not Have Them (Digitally Remastered) [DVD]The Sea Shall Not Have Them (Digitally Remastered) | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £10.89   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A stirring British war film depicting the boat crews whose job it was to rescue downed RAF pilots. After the Normandy D-Day landings, a dangerous attempt is made to rescue the survivors of a WWII British Hudson bomber, crashed at sea. On board is an Air Commodore who has secret plans that could stop enemy air raids on London. Produced by Daniel M. Angel. Written by Lewis Gilbert and Vernon Harris from the novel by John Harris.

  • Beast Must Die - Amicus Classics [1974]Beast Must Die - Amicus Classics | DVD | (25/06/2007) from £8.99   |  Saving you £1.00 (11.12%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Wealthy businessman and skilled huntsman Tom Newcliffe (Calvin Lockhart) summons a selection of guests to his home for the weekend one of whom is a werewolf with a taste for blood. It's up to the others to seek out the monster before the full moon reveals the culprit.

  • Valentino [1977]Valentino | DVD | (12/04/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Premier ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev makes his acting debut in this lavish story of the life of the famous silent screen actor Rudolph Valentino who caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets upon his death. Controversial director Ken Russell lavishly recreates the glitzy and decadent atmosphere of the roaring 20's and the presence of Nureyev as Valentino imbues the film with passion rarely found in Hollywood.

  • The Colditz Story [1954]The Colditz Story | DVD | (18/04/2005) from £7.98   |  Saving you £5.01 (38.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    During the Second World War the Germans put many of the Allied prisoners-of-war (POWs) who had proved consistent escapees together in a maximum security fortress, the very name of which became a legend. Based on the book by Colditz escapee Major Pat Reid, The Colditz Story (1957) documents the further, sometimes successful, escape attempts of these extraordinarily brave, resourceful and indomitable men. Starring John Mills, Eric Portman, Bryan Forbes and Anton Diffring, and co-written and directed by Guy Hamilton, who later made The Battle of Britain (1969), this is a sober, even-handed account, that is gripping and informative, yet not without humour. Sterling performances from the cast of stalwart actors adds up to a British cinema classic. Such is the fascination of Colditz that in 1972-3 the BBC made a very successful drama series staring Jack Hedley, Bernard Hempton, Robert Wagner and David McCallum, while in 2000 Channel 4 offered a superb three-part documentary, Escape from Colditz. In contrast to the semi-documentary feel of The Colditz Story David Lean's classic The Bridge on the River Kwai, from the same year, is an epic and powerful account of POW life in barbaric Japanese prison camps. --Gary S. Dalkin

  • Iguana With The Tongue Of Fire [Blu-ray]Iguana With The Tongue Of Fire | Blu Ray | (08/04/2019) from £11.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    One of several ˜animal-in-the-title' cash-ins released in the wake of Dario Argento's box-office smash The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire is a gloriously excessive giallo that boasts a rogues gallery of perverse characters; violent, fetishized murders, and one of the genre's most nonsensical, red-herring laden plots (which sees almost every incidental character hinted at potentially being the killer). Set in Dublin (a rather surprising giallo setting), Iguana opens audaciously with an acid-throwing, razor-wielding maniac brutally slaying a woman in her own home. The victim's mangled corpse is discovered in a limousine owned by Swiss Ambassador Sobiesky (Anton Diffring, Where Eagles Dare) and a police investigation is launched, but when the murdering continues and the ambassador claims diplomatic immunity, tough ex-cop John Norton (Luigi Pistilli, A Bay of Blood) is brought in to find the killer Benefitting from a sumptuous score by Stelvio Cipriani (Nightmare City, Death Walks on High Heels) and exuberant supporting performances from Valentina Cortese (The Possessed, Thieves' Highway) and Dagmar Lassander (The Frightened Woman, The Black Cat), The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire is a luridly over-the-top latter-day entry in the filmography of acclaimed director Riccardo Freda (Caltiki The Immortal Monster, Murder Obsession). An archetypal giallo from the genre's heyday, Freda's film is presented here in a stunning new restoration with a host of newly produced extras. Special Edition Contents: New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack New audio commentary by giallo connoisseurs Adrian J. Smith and David Flint Of Chameleons and Iguanas, a newly filmed video appreciation by the cultural critic and academic Richard Dyer Considering Cipriani, a new appreciation of the composer Stelvio Cipriani and his score to The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire by DJ and soundtrack collector Lovely Jon The Cutting Game, a new interview with Iguana's assistant editor Bruno Micheli The Red Queen of Hearts, a career-spanning interview with the actress Dagmar Lassander Original Italian and international theatrical trailers Image gallery Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Andreas Ehrenreich

  • The Blue Max  [1966]The Blue Max | DVD | (04/07/2005) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (58.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The Blue Max is a raging war time thriller featuring spectacular aerial combat sequences. It is the story of Bruno Stachel a cold ambitious German combat pilot in World War I. As brave as he is ruthless he excels in combat wins the highest medals The Blue Max and becomes a national hero. The Blue Max is among the best aviation films with outstanding photography spectacular dogfights and a dramatic score.

  • The Sea Shall Not Have Them (Blu-ray)The Sea Shall Not Have Them (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (15/05/2017) from £13.57   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A stirring British war film depicting the boat crews whose job it was to rescue downed RAF pilots. After the Normandy D-Day landings, a dangerous attempt is made to rescue the survivors of a WWII British Hudson bomber, crashed at sea. On board is an Air Commodore who has secret plans that could stop enemy air raids on London. Produced by Daniel M. Angel. Written by Lewis Gilbert and Vernon Harris from the novel by John Harris.

  • Fahrenheit 451 [Blu-ray]Fahrenheit 451 | Blu Ray | (29/05/2017) from £8.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    François Truffaut co-writes and directs this classic drama adapted from Ray Bradbury's novel. In the not-too-distant future, forbidden volumes of literature are burned regularly by the 'firemen'. Montag (Oskar Werner) is the man in charge of the burnings, but after meeting a revolutionary book-owner, schoolteacher Clarisse (Julie Christie), he begins to have doubts - both about his vocation and his dead marriage to pleasure-seeking Linda (also Christie). Curious about the draw of literature, Montag keeps forbidden volumes of books for himself, and soon embarks on a secret affair with Linda. The cast also includes Anton Diffring and Cyril Cusack.

  • House of Secrets [DVD]House of Secrets | DVD | (12/06/2017) from £9.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Ship's officer Larry Ellis is asked by the CIA to help infiltrate a forgery ring in France as he is almost a double for a dead double-crossing gold courier who worked for the gang. Ellis realises his life is at risk but that so is the stability of the money supplies of the Western world.

  • The Beast Must Die [DVD]The Beast Must Die | DVD | (20/10/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A rich sportsman invites a number of guests to his house knowing that one of them is a werewolf. The film features a novel 'guess who' sequence at the end.

  • Circus Of Horrors [1960]Circus Of Horrors | DVD | (30/04/2007) from £8.99   |  Saving you £1.00 (11.12%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A deranged plastic surgeon (Anton Diffring) takes over a traveling circus then transforms horribly disfigured young women into ravishing beauties and forces them to perform in his three-ring extravaganza. But when the re-sculpted lovelies try to escape the clutches of the obsessed doctor they begin to meet with sudden and horrific 'accidents.' Now the trapeze is swinging the knives are flying the wild animals are loose - and 'The Grisliest Show On Earth' is about to begin! Donald Pleasence (Halloween) Yvonne Monlaur (Brides Of Dracula) and Erika Remberg (The Lickerish Quartet) co-star in this notorious 1960 British cult classic from writer George Baxt (Horror Hotel) and director Sidney Hayers (Burn Witch Burn!) that shocked audiences worldwide with its disturbing scenes of sexual perversity sadism and violence.

  • FlambardsFlambards | DVD | (31/07/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Flambards is a delightful tale about a young orphan called Christina (Christine McKenna). Set in the years surrounding the first World War Flambards is a deeply moving story of growing and loving in a world that is continually changing. Christina has been moved from home to home for most of her life until one day she is sent to live at Flambards the once grand country home of her domineering disabled Uncle Russell and his two sons Mark and William. However much as Christina is hoping to find a loving new family she soon discovers the inhabitants at Flambards are an unhappy group torn apart by bitterness and jealousy. Episodes Comprise: 1. Christina 2. The Blooding 3. Entry To A New World 4. Lady Bountiful 5. Point To Point 6. The Cold Light Of Day 7. Edge Of The Cloud 8. Flying High 9. Sing No Sad Songs 10. New Blood 11. Prisoners Of War 12. What Are Servants For? 13. Inheritance

  • I Am A Camera [1958]I Am A Camera | DVD | (26/07/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    In the early thirties Christopher Isherwood is a young aspiring writer living in pre World War II Berlin. Christopher meets the vivacious peniless singer Sally Bowles a young English woman who is performing in a cabaret and they soon develop a platonic relationship. Then Sally meets wealthy American Clive at a party who helps Sally and Christopher finacially and socially for a while and they have the time of their lives. Things begin to change as the increasing Nazism in the country

  • Flambards - The Complete Collection [1978]Flambards - The Complete Collection | DVD | (05/01/2004) from £29.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £29.99

    All thirteen episodes: 'Christina' 'The Blooding' 'Entry To A New World' 'Lady Bountiful' 'Point To Point' 'The Cold Light Of Day' 'Edge Of The Cloud' 'Flying High' 'Sing No Sad Songs' 'New Blood' 'Prisoners Of War' 'What Are Servants For?' and 'Inheritance'.

  • Counterpoint [DVD]Counterpoint | DVD | (01/09/2014) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Evans (Charlton Heston) is the director of an orchestra captured by Nazis and due to be executed. General Schiller (Maximilian Schell) however is a music lover who orders them to perform for the Nazis. But Evans realises that when the concert is over his orchestra will be killed - and so begins a deadly game of cat and mouse...

  • The Traitor Aka The Accused [DVD]The Traitor Aka The Accused | DVD | (27/06/2011) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    This 1957 E.J. Fancey production is quite remarkable. Firstly it is the not a film typical of E.J. Fancey's output and in many people's opinion it is by far their best production. Although there aren't many location shots with a good script and a very fine cast the film works. Its a post wartime story of French resistance and a traitor; Anton Diffring is excellent as a concert pianist rather than his usual nasty Nazi and Chistopher Lee is very good without his cape and fangs! Mr Wolfit gives a typical Wolfit turn but most interesting is perhaps the director Michael McCarthy who also wrote the screenplay and passed away in 1959 at the tender age of 42 and seemed well set to go on to bigger and better things. Picture and sound are excellent following restoration.

  • The Crooked Sky/Scarlet Web [DVD]The Crooked Sky/Scarlet Web | DVD | (29/07/2015) from £13.07   |  Saving you £1.92 (12.80%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The Crooked Sky: Filmed at Merton Park this Crime Drama was scripted by Norman Hudis who went on to become a key scribe in both the Carry On and Man from U.N.C.L.E. series. Fake pound notes are flooding Britain a US treasury man (Wayne Morris) and a Scotland Yard detective (Bruce Seton) centre their enquiries on an airlane company whose radio operators are getting murdered... Scarlet Web: A fortress films production This Crime Noir filmed at Nettlefold Studios tells the story of an insurance investigator (Griffith Jones) finds himself framed for murder after seductive Laura Vane (Zena Marshall) pays him to recover a letter from a blackmailer. Also stars Michael Balfour.

  • The Amicus Box Set - Limited Edition [1965]The Amicus Box Set - Limited Edition | DVD | (01/12/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    A 5 DVD box set containing: 'Dr Terror's House of Horrors 'The House That Dripped Blood' 'Now the Screaming Starts' 'The Beast Must Die' and 'Asylum'.

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