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  • Truly, Madly, Deeply [DVD] [2018]Truly, Madly, Deeply | DVD | (05/03/2018) from £6.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Truly Madly Deeply is an intelligent, moving, and deeply funny story about love and death. Nina (Juliet Stevenson), a scatterbrained professional translator, has lost the love of her life, Jamie (Alan Rickman). As her life (and her flat) slowly falls to pieces, she is inundated with an endless stream of repairmen and eligible suitors. But rather than go on with life, Nina dwells on her dead love, slumped at her piano, endlessly playing half of a Bach duet. Then, in a truly magical sequence, his cello suddenly joins her melody... and Jamie's back from the dead. At first it's bliss--think of the superficially similar blockbuster Ghost, only with real people instead of pretty faces Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. But Nina gradually realises it's a thoroughly real Jamie who's back; complete with every annoying, argumentative fault she'd conveniently forgotten. (He might be dead, he explains, but he still attends political meetings.) Moreover, he has to hide whenever any of the living are around. And he's constantly ice-cold. And he invites his dead pals to her place at all hours. What's a living woman to do? Director Anthony Minghella went on to create the melodramatic period piece The English Patient--but in this film, he shows a far more sensitive, subtle touch. The photography is brilliant, capturing the simple beauties of suburban London. And the wonderfully acted characters, quirky and all too real, will keep you laughing--and always guessing what will happen next.--Grant Balfour, Amazon.com

  • The Killing Fields [1984]The Killing Fields | DVD | (10/07/2006) from £5.69   |  Saving you £10.30 (181.02%)   |  RRP £15.99

    When the Khmer Rouge captured the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh in 1975 many thought the killing would end. Instead it started a long nightmare in which three million Cambodians would lose their lives in the killing fields... The Killing Fields is an epic true story of friendship and survival produced by David Puttnam (Chariots of Fire) and directed by Roland Joffe (The Mission). Sam Waterston plays Sydney Schanberg whose war coverage entraps him and other journalists in Cambodia's turbulent politics. Dr. Haing S. Ngor is Dith Pran Schanberg's aide and friend who saves them from execution. But Pran is sentenced to work in the labour camps enduring starvation and torture before attempting an escape to neighbouring Thailand.... In real life Dr Ngor also endured Khmer Rouge atrocities and saw his moving Oscar-winning portrayal of Pran (one of the film's three Academy Awards) as a way of bringing his nation's tragic ordeal to light.

  • Love Sarah [DVD]Love Sarah | DVD | (07/09/2020) from £6.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Fleabag: Series 1 (BBC) [DVD]Fleabag: Series 1 (BBC) | DVD | (03/10/2016) from £7.49   |  Saving you £-1.50 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Hilarious and hurtful, a confession of the modern woman Starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Olivia Colman and Bill Paterson, Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, porn-watching, grief-riddled woman trying to make sense of the world. As she hurls herself headlong at modern living, Fleabag is thrown roughly up against the walls of contemporary London, with all its frenetic energy, late nights and bright lights, in this very modern mix of fatalism and hedonism, sustaining a merry-go-round of broken dreamers. Unfettered and unfiltered, Fleabag tears through the series sleeping with anyone who dares to stand too close, squeezing money from any orifice, rejecting anyone who tries to help her and keeping up the bravado all along. Because that's just the kind of messed-up, normal person she is. By turns hilarious and heart-breaking, this is the thoroughly disarming confessional of a woman so totally detached she's utterly lost, and ultimately wondering what the hell she ought to be doing in life. Much like the rest of us.

  • Friendship's Death (DVD + Blu-ray)Friendship's Death (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (21/06/2021) from £11.25   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Friendship's Death is the bizarre and absorbing story of the relationship between a British war correspondent (Bill Paterson, Comfort and Joy) and a female extraterrestrial, named Friendship (Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin) who on a peace mission to Earth misses her intended destination of MIT, and instead lands inadvertently in Jordan during the events of Black September in 1970. The film's intelligent wit, coupled with outstanding performances from its two leads makes this a truly compelling film. Directed by renowned film theorist Peter Woollen's (and his only solo feature), Friendship's Death has been newly restored by the BFI National Archive and is available on Bluray and DVD for the first time. Special Features: Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition Newly remastered by the BFI National Archive Extras TBC ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film by So Mayer and full film credits

  • The Man Who Invented Christmas [DVD] [2017]The Man Who Invented Christmas | DVD | (12/11/2018) from £4.29   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Starring Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Beauty and the Beast) as Charles Dickens, The Man Who Invented Christmas tells the true story of how the iconic author came to write the seminal yuletide novel A Christmas Carol in only six weeks. Set in 1840s London, Dickens had been struggling to come up with fresh ideas after the failure of his last three works. However, when he's inspired by the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, he set out to write and self-publish a book that would reignite his career. As the likes of Ebenezer Scrooge (played by Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer) and The Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future start coming to life in his head, Dickens began creating a masterpiece that gave birth to the Christmas we know and love today.

  • The Crow RoadThe Crow Road | DVD | (04/08/2008) from £7.69   |  Saving you £-0.69 (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.00

    This award winning four part BBC series is an adaptation of Iain Banks' acclaimed novel. It all begins when History student Prentice returns home to attend his grandmother's funeral. As the McHoan the family gathers together to mark the solemn occasion old disagreements continue to fester and old acquaintances are renewed. Following the unexpected death of another close relative Prentice begins to question the past: why did his Uncle Rory suddenly disappear and where did he go? Reading his Uncle Rory's unpublished novel may provide the answers he is seeking but it also unearths some dark family secrets he didn't bargain for. Episodes Comprise: Prentice: When Prentice McHoan's grandmother dies he returns to his family home in Lochgair for the funeral. It's not long before old feuds resurface along with some old familiar faces. After meeting his Aunty Janice he begins to question the mysterious disappearance of his uncle Rory and decides to discover the truth. Kenneth: Prentice continues to lust after Verity but will she return his affections? A childhood secret that links Kenneth Rory Lachlan and Fergus is revealed. As he reads Rory's book Prentice discovers the truth about his aunt Fiona's marriage. Some match boxes and a journalist could explain where Rory has been. There is some devastating news for the McHoan family. Fergus: The McHoan family continues to mourn and the details of the accident are disclosed. Prentice manages to find more extracts from Rory's manuscript. The truth about how Lachlan lost an eye is revealed. Prentice becomes closer to Ashley when Verity and Lewis make a shock announcement. There is more evidence of marital discord for Fiona and Fergus. Rory: Prentice moves into an expensive Glasgow flat and continues his search for Rory. When he inadvertently discovers the truth about his Aunt Fiona's death his own life may be at risk. An inherited gift helps Prentice to solve the mystery surrounding Rory's disappearance.

  • Truly, Madly, Deeply [1992]Truly, Madly, Deeply | DVD | (04/02/2002) from £7.95   |  Saving you £8.03 (161.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Truly Madly Deeply is an intelligent, moving, and deeply funny story about love and death. Nina (Juliet Stevenson), a scatterbrained professional translator, has lost the love of her life, Jamie (Alan Rickman). As her life (and her flat) slowly falls to pieces, she is inundated with an endless stream of repairmen and eligible suitors. But rather than go on with life, Nina dwells on her dead love, slumped at her piano, endlessly playing half of a Bach duet. Then, in a truly magical sequence, his cello suddenly joins her melody... and Jamie's back from the dead. At first it's bliss--think of the superficially similar blockbuster Ghost, only with real people instead of pretty faces Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. But Nina gradually realises it's a thoroughly real Jamie who's back; complete with every annoying, argumentative fault she'd conveniently forgotten. (He might be dead, he explains, but he still attends political meetings.) Moreover, he has to hide whenever any of the living are around. And he's constantly ice-cold. And he invites his dead pals to her place at all hours. What's a living woman to do? Director Anthony Minghella went on to create the melodramatic period piece The English Patient--but in this film, he shows a far more sensitive, subtle touch. The photography is brilliant, capturing the simple beauties of suburban London. And the wonderfully acted characters, quirky and all too real, will keep you laughing--and always guessing what will happen next.--Grant Balfour, Amazon.com

  • Local Hero [1983]Local Hero | DVD | (12/05/2008) from £5.38   |  Saving you £-0.39 (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    The Knox Oil and Gas Company lives in the top of a huge Houston skyscraper thousands of miles from the North Sea oil - and light years away from the sleepy Scottish seaside village it wants to buy raze and replace with refineries and deep-water docks. Knox sends its ace deal-maker and chief negotiator to handle the negotiations. But instead of encountering stiff local resistance he finds cheerful prospective millionaires beautiful northern lights and a mermaid with webbed toes. One of the most enchanting comedies in years Bill Forsyth's slyly original comic lark is pure cinema magic.

  • The Man Who Invented Christmas [Blu-ray] [2017]The Man Who Invented Christmas | Blu Ray | (12/11/2018) from £7.69   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Starring Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Beauty and the Beast) as Charles Dickens, The Man Who Invented Christmas tells the true story of how the iconic author came to write the seminal yuletide novel A Christmas Carol in only six weeks. Set in 1840s London, Dickens had been struggling to come up with fresh ideas after the failure of his last three works. However, when he's inspired by the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, he set out to write and self-publish a book that would reignite his career. As the likes of Ebenezer Scrooge (played by Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer) and The Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future start coming to life in his head, Dickens began creating a masterpiece that gave birth to the Christmas we know and love today.

  • CrushCrush | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £5.19   |  Saving you £10.80 (208.09%)   |  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!

  • Criminal JusticeCriminal Justice | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £10.78   |  Saving you £9.21 (85.44%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Brand new gritty BBC crime drama starring Ben Wishaw (Perfume Nathan Barley) and Pete Postlewaite (The Usual Suspects Brassed Off). Ben Coulter is an average man in his early twenties. One evening Ben takes his father's black cab without permission and ends up in a police cell. His crime however is not theft. What appears to be an evening of spontaneous fun with a sexy stranger culminates in a dead girl with Ben covered in her blood and holding the murder weapon. Despite the wealth of evidence against him and significant gaps in his memory Ben is sure he did not kill the girl. He is about to discover what the criminal justice system does to someone in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • Defence Of The Realm [1985]Defence Of The Realm | DVD | (11/10/1999) from £14.98   |  Saving you £-7.99 (-114.30%)   |  RRP £6.99

    In the politically charged atmosphere of Margaret Thatcher's Britain, newspaper reporters are hungry for the big story that will make them stars and their newspapers famous. Nick Mullen (Gabriel Byrne in his first starring role) is one such reporter for the London Daily Dispatch. A top member of Parliament (Ian Bannen) is the focus of the latest political scandal: he has been photographed with a prostitute who is known to have Russian contacts. Nick barrels into the scandal full-bore, despite warnings from his mentor (a deft Denholm Elliott). Nick receives a tip that makes his story a front-page item and he quickly becomes a celebrity himself. But as he soon discovers, there is much more to the story than he imagined. Director David Drury (Prime Suspect 3) keeps this highly complex, John le Carré-esque story moving swiftly. The clues are hard to find at times but it is not because the story is told unclearly; rather, the filmmakers have decided that audiences can think for themselves and piece together the information along with Nick. Defence of the Realm overlooked and truly entertaining thinking person's film. --Doug Thomas

  • The Crow RoadThe Crow Road | DVD | (25/10/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Seven years ago Rory McHoan set out to visit his brother Kenneth. He never got there. And despite exhaustive police investigation it was as if he had vanished from the face of the earth. Rory's nephew Prentice takes on the task of uncovering the truth about his missing uncle's disappearance. But with only Rory's inaccessible computer disks and a ghost at his shoulder there are discoveries to be made about himself before he can exhume the dark secrets that lie buried in his family

  • Wives And Daughters [1999]Wives And Daughters | DVD | (20/08/2001) from £33.73   |  Saving you £-8.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Andrew Davies' 1999 adaptation of Mrs Gaskell's Wives and Daughters was hailed as the rediscovery of a "forgotten" classic novel and found the BBC on the crest of a wave with costume dramas--led by Pride and Prejudice. Handsome and beautifully filmed, if anything, it surpassed the quality of even that highly praised landmark production. "We should all look pretty strange under a microscope," botanist Robert Hamley tells our heroine Molly Gibson and of course Mrs Gaskell places all her characters under intense scrutiny, with affection but without judgement. Davies' screenplay peals back the layers, giving full vent to the comedy, tragedy and satire that drive this tale of provincial life to its highly satisfactory conclusion. Justine Waddell imbues Molly with an increasingly exasperated but remarkably forbearing intelligence, while Francesca Annis, as the outrageously self-absorbed step-mother Hyacinth, paints a wonderful portrait of affectation without ever totally alienating our sympathy. Michael Gambon's immensely touching Squire Hamley won him a Best Actor BAFTA, but all the performances are uniformly excellent, contributing immeasurably to five hours of television drama of the highest calibre. On the DVD: Presented in 16:9 format with a Dolby Digital stereo soundtrack, this two-disc presentation retains all the hallmarks of the original BBC viewing experience. The picture quality is lush--the production lighting is excellent--and the sound quality sharp. The only gripe is with the extras: the Omnibus documentary "Who the Dickens is Mrs Gaskell?" is brutally truncated, cutting off talking heads like novelists Fay Weldon and Margaret Drabble in their prime and giving limited insight into how the production was made. As an audio bonus, there is also 30 minutes of John Keane's music.--Piers Ford

  • Alan Bleasdale CollectionAlan Bleasdale Collection | DVD | (12/06/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £59.99

    A collection of Alan Bleasdale's finest work. Includes: GBH: Penned by the mighty hand of Alan Bleasdale GBH tells the story of two men; Michael Murray an ambitious and charismatic politician; and Jim Nelson a respected headmaster at a school for disturbed children. Both are citizens of a northern city lifelong supporters of the Labour party and undergoing an intense period of stress. Both believe that they're being driven insane. Nelson accidentally defies a Murra

  • Auf Wiedersehen Pet - Series 1 - Vol. 4 : Episodes 10-13 [1984]Auf Wiedersehen Pet - Series 1 - Vol. 4 : Episodes 10-13 | DVD | (27/05/2002) from £5.96   |  Saving you £10.02 (337.37%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Episodes include: 'Last Rites' 'The Lovers' 'Love And Other Four Letter Words' and 'When The Boat Goes Out'.

  • Sea Of Souls - Series 2Sea Of Souls - Series 2 | DVD | (25/04/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Sea Of Souls follows para-psychologist Monaghan and his two sidekicks from a fictitious Scottish University that investigates paranormal activity.

  • Truly, Madly, Deeply BD [Blu-ray]Truly, Madly, Deeply BD | Blu Ray | (05/03/2018) from £7.91   |  Saving you £2.18 (27.56%)   |  RRP £10.09

    Truly Madly Deeply is an intelligent, moving, and deeply funny story about love and death. Nina (Juliet Stevenson), a scatterbrained professional translator, has lost the love of her life, Jamie (Alan Rickman). As her life (and her flat) slowly falls to pieces, she is inundated with an endless stream of repairmen and eligible suitors. But rather than go on with life, Nina dwells on her dead love, slumped at her piano, endlessly playing half of a Bach duet. Then, in a truly magical sequence, his cello suddenly joins her melody... and Jamie's back from the dead. At first it's bliss--think of the superficially similar blockbuster Ghost, only with real people instead of pretty faces Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. But Nina gradually realises it's a thoroughly real Jamie who's back; complete with every annoying, argumentative fault she'd conveniently forgotten. (He might be dead, he explains, but he still attends political meetings.) Moreover, he has to hide whenever any of the living are around. And he's constantly ice-cold. And he invites his dead pals to her place at all hours. What's a living woman to do? Director Anthony Minghella went on to create the melodramatic period piece The English Patient--but in this film, he shows a far more sensitive, subtle touch. The photography is brilliant, capturing the simple beauties of suburban London. And the wonderfully acted characters, quirky and all too real, will keep you laughing--and always guessing what will happen next.--Grant Balfour, Amazon.com

  • Simon Schama - A History of Britain : The Complete Series [2000]Simon Schama - A History of Britain : The Complete Series | DVD | (18/11/2002) from £20.00   |  Saving you £39.99 (199.95%)   |  RRP £59.99

    Stretching from the Stone Age to the year 2000, Simon Schama's Complete History of Britain does not pretend to be a definitive chronicle of the turbulent events which buffeted and shaped the British Isles. What Schama does do, however, is tell the story in vivid and gripping narrative terms, free of the fustiness of traditional academe, personalising key historical events by examining the major characters at the centre of them. Not all historians would approve of the history depicted here as shaped principally by the actions of great men and women rather than by more abstract developments, but Schama's way of telling it is a good deal more enthralling as a result. Schama successfully gives lie to the idea that the history of Britain has been moderate and temperate, passing down the generations as stately as a galleon, taking on board sensible ideas but steering clear of sillier, revolutionary ones. Nonsense. Schama retells British history the way it was--as bloody, convulsive, precarious, hot-blooded and several times within an inch of haring off onto an entirely different course. Schama seems almost to delight in the goriness of history. Themes returned to repeatedly include the wars between the Scots and the Irish and the Catholic/Protestant conflicts--only the Irish question remains unresolved by the new millennium. As Britain becomes a constitutional monarchy, Schama talks less of Kings and Queens but of poets and idea-makers like Orwell. Still, with his pungent, direct manner and against an evocative visual and aural backdrop, Schama makes history seem as though it happened yesterday, the bloodstains not yet dry. On the DVD: The Complete History of Britain extras are generously packaged on a separate disc and include the original score and a Simon Schama biography. There's an interesting "promotional message" to camera in which Schama explains the role of a cab driver, Wally, in inspiring the series, along with an interview with Mark Lawson in which Schama stresses the deliberate subjectivity of these programmes and an inaugural BBC History lecture in which he defends TV's ability to transpose history to camera. --David Stubbs

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