"Actor: Bob Hoskins"

  • Pink Floyd - The Wall [1982]Pink Floyd - The Wall | DVD | (22/04/2005) from £7.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.99

    By any rational measure, Alan Parker's cinematic interpretation of Pink Floyd's The Wall is a glorious failure. Glorious because its imagery is hypnotically striking, frequently resonant and superbly photographed by the gifted cinematographer Peter Biziou. And a failure because the entire exercise is hopelessly dour, loyal to the bleak themes and psychological torment of Roger Waters' great musical opus, and yet utterly devoid of the humour that Waters certainly found in his own material. Any attempt to visualise The Wall would be fraught with artistic danger, and Parker succumbs to his own self-importance, creating a film that's as fascinating as it is flawed. The film is, for better and worse, the fruit of three artists in conflict--Parker indulging himself, and Waters in league with designer Gerald Scarfe, whose brilliant animated sequences suggest that he should have directed and animated this film in its entirety. Fortunately, this clash of talent and ego does not prevent The Wall from being a mesmerising film. Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof (in his screen debut) is a fine choice to play Waters's alter ego--an alienated, "comfortably numb" rock star whose psychosis manifests itself as an emotional (and symbolically physical) wall between himself and the cold, cruel world. Weaving Waters's autobiographical details into his own jumbled vision, Parker ultimately fails to combine a narrative thread with experimental structure. It's a rich, bizarre, and often astonishing film that will continue to draw a following, but the real source of genius remains the music of Roger Waters. --Jeff Shannon

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit? [Blu-ray][Region Free]Who Framed Roger Rabbit? | Blu Ray | (25/03/2013) from £7.99   |  Saving you £-1.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.99

    On Blu-ray for the first time ever, this digitally remastered edition of Who Framed Roger Rabbit practically jumps off the screen with its brilliant picture, rich sound - and dangerous curves. It's 1947 Hollywood and Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), a down-on-his-luck detective, is hired to find proof that Marvin Acme, gag factory mogul and owner of Toontown, is playing hanky-panky with femme fatale Jessica Rabbit, wife of Maroon Cartoon superstar, Roger Rabbit. When Acme is found murdered, all fingers point to Roger, who begs the Toon-hating Valiant to find the real evildoer. Complete with hours of bonus features - including three digitally restored Roger Rabbit shorts, this multi-Oscar winner (Best Film Editing, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Visual Effects, Special Achievement In Animation Direction, 1988) is pure magic in Hi-Def Blu-ray. Special Features: The Roger Rabbit Shorts Tummy Trouble Roller Coaster Rabbit Trail Mix Up Who Made Roger Rabbit Mini-Documentary Hosted by Charles Fleischer, the Voice of Roger Rabbit Audio Commentary - With filmmakers Robert Zemeckis, Frank Marshall, Jeffrey Price, Peter Seaman, Steve Starkey and Ken Ralston Toontown Confindential - Viewing Option with Intriguing and Hilarious Facts and Trivia Deleted Scene - The Pig Head Sequence with Filmmaker Commentary Before and After - Split-Screen Comparison With and Without Animation Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit - An Exclusive, In-Depth, Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Toon Stand-Ins Featurette - Rehearsing with Stand-Ins for the Toons - On Set! Benny the Cab - The Making of a Scene from the Film

  • Charles Dickens Collection (Repackaged) [DVD]Charles Dickens Collection (Repackaged) | DVD | (23/01/2012) from £20.99   |  Saving you £2.00 (9.53%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Titles Comprise:Martin Chuzzlewit: Martin Chuzzlewit is a wealthy old man. But who will inherit his riches? He has disinherited his grandson, young Martin, suspecting the motives of the young man's love for Mary, Chuzzlewit's nurse and companion. With such a prize to play for, the rest of his family - including the snivelling hypocrite Pecksniff and the fabulously evil Jonas - bring forth all of their cunning, greed and selfishness. With his grandson floundering in America, these increasingly desperate relatives close in on the vulnerable old manOliver Twist: One of the most faithful productions of Dickens' favourite tale - with an authentic and compulsive twist to an old and classic tale. A Christmas Carol: First broadcast in 1977, repeated in 1993 with a stunning cast, the perennial favourite morality tale is vividly brought to life by Michael Hordern as Scrooge, with John le Mesurier and Bernard Lee.A Tale of Two Cities: Two cities intertwined during the French revolution by tyranny and love in this absorbing and heart-rending production. It tells the story of Syney Carton, a man of no consequence, who gives up his life to save Charles Darnay.Great Expectations: Pip is a young orphan who is taken under the protection of a kindly family. He is also brought into contact with Miss Havisham and the aloof Estella who he loves from afar. Miss Havisham becomes his benefactor and he is allowed to grow into a young gentleman, but is haunted by his past, in particular an encounter with Magwitch on the marshes when he was young. He is besotted with Estella but she shows no affection towards him to begin with and teases him by flirting with a number of eligible suitors. The story climaxes with a fire at Miss Havisham's house where old secrets are revealed and Pip and Estella finally realise their love for each other.David Copperfield: Bob Hoskins leads an all-star cast in an adaptation of one of Charles Dickens' most famous novels. Drawing on his own life Dickens tells the tale of David from birth and idyllic upbringing through hardship and adventure leadingto the eventual discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. On his journey David encounters a gallery of Dickens's most memorable characters. Mr Micawber, Uriah Heep & Steerforth are among those who share his development. Pickwick Papers: Nigel Stock stars as Mr. Pickwick in this colourful BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' first and much-loved best-seller about the chaotic and amusing adventures of the Pickwick Club, consisting of Mr. Pickwick and his companions.Our Mutual Friend: From the dark waters of Victorian London, Charles Dickens weaves a tale of crime and compassion. Poor Lizzie and her father eke out a living on the banks of the Thames until one day they recover a body that links them with another world - the world of dinner parties and the household of the Wilfers. As their lives intertwine a complex story of money and love emerges.

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Special Edition) [1988]Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Special Edition) | DVD | (08/09/2003) from £5.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (166.94%)   |  RRP £15.99

    This zany, eye-popping, knee-slapping landmark in combining animation with live-action ingeniously makes that uneasy combination itself (and the history of Hollywood) its subject. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is based on classic Los Angeles private-eye movies (and, specifically, Chinatown), with detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) investigating a case involving adultery, blackmail, murder, and a fiendish plot to replace LA's once-famous Red Car public transportation system with the automobiles and freeways that would later make it the nation's smog capital. Of course, his sleuthing takes him back to the place he dreads: Toontown, the ghetto for cartoons that abuts Hollywood and that was the site of a tragic incident in Eddie's past. In addition to intermingling cartoon characters with live actors and locations, Roger Rabbit also brings together the greatest array of cartoon stars in the history of motion pictures, from a variety of studios (Disney, Warner Bros, MGM, Fleischer, Universal, and elsewhere): Betty Boop, Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Woody Woodpecker, Droopy Dog, and more! And, of course, there's Maroon Cartoon's greatest star, Roger Rabbit (voice by Charles Fleischer), who suspects his ultra-curvaceous wife, Jessica Rabbit (voice by Kathleen Turner: "I'm not bad; I'm just drawn that way"), of infidelity. Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, Contact), not since the early Looney Tunes' "You Oughtta Be in Pictures" has there been anything like Roger Rabbit. --Jim Emerson

  • Made In Dagenham [DVD]Made In Dagenham | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (300.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    From the director of Calendar Girls comes the new comedy/drama with an all star British cast, Made in Dagenham.

  • The Long Good Friday [DVD]The Long Good Friday | DVD | (27/04/2015) from £7.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Intricately plotted and smartly paced, this gangster saga clicks as whodunit, social satire and explosive thriller. The piece is crowned by Bob Hoskins' career-making turn as a London mobster courting respectability and Helen Mirren's subtly detailed performance as his upper-crust mistress. Cockney wiseguy Harold Shand is a would-be burgher whose domination of the city's underworld stems from his shrewdness as a mediator and his skill at harnessing political and economic clout. As Easter approaches, he's poised to launch an aggressive real estate development scheme along the depressed Thames waterfront when all hell breaks loose: a trusted lieutenant is brutally murdered, Shand's mother is nearly killed in a car bombing, one of his pubs is blown apart and the visiting American don crucial to the pending deal is quickly growing wary.Barrie Keeffe's original screenplay keeps the viewer a step ahead of Shand, providing us with a telling but teasingly incomplete glimpse of the misstep by his underlings that has set chaos loose. At the same time, Keeffe underlines the bourgeois pretensions of the rough-hewn, barrel-chested Shand, how the elegant Victoria (Mirren) helps serve those ambitions and the myriad parallels between Shand's minions and the local politicians and police only too willing to join in his scheme. Tart, funny dialogue and alternately playful and pungent Eastertide imagery complete Keeffe's shrewd design--two key scenes, in a meat locker and a warehouse, invoke the Crucifixion itself. Even with lesser performances, the script and John Mackenzie's solid direction would make The Long Good Friday a keeper but Hoskins's explosive portrait of Shand and his descent toward brutal revenge elevates the film into the very front rank, earning admiring comparisons to TheGodfather, Scarface, GoodFellas and other classics of that genre. --Sam Sutherland

  • The Long Good Friday [Blu-ray]The Long Good Friday | Blu Ray | (16/07/2018) from £13.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    WHO LIT THE FUSE THAT TORE HAROLD'S WORLD APART? Harold Shand (Bob Hoskins) is a businessman with great ambitions. Spotting the development potential of London s derelict Docklands area years before the Thatcher government, he tries to broker a deal with his American counterpart (Eddie Constantine) that will make them both millions. But who is killing Harold s other associates and blowing up his businesses and why? Universally regarded as one of the greatest British gangster films ever made, The Long Good Friday rocketed Hoskins to international stardom. He s given sterling support from Helen Mirren (as his upper-crust mistress), Paul Freeman (Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Derek Thompson (Casualty), and there s even an early appearance from future James Bond Pierce Brosnan. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the film, in a brand new restoration sourced from the original camera negatives and approved by cinematographer Phil Méheux Original uncompressed PCM mono 1.0 sound Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary by director John Mackenzie Bloody Business, a documentary about the making of The Long Good Friday, including interviews with John Mackenzie, stars Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan, producer Barry Hanson and Phil Méheux Brand new interviews with Barry Hanson, Phil Méheux and writer Barrie Keeffe Hands Across the Ocean A comparison of the differences between the UK and US soundtracks Original trailers Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin

  • Mermaids [DVD]Mermaids | DVD | (13/01/2014) from £7.98   |  Saving you £2.01 (20.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Richard Benjamin's off-beat 1990 comedy Mermaids found Cher at the peak of her big-screen form. She plays Mrs Flax to the manner born. The eccentric mother feeds her two daughters on hors d'oeuvres and sticks a pin in the map to decide the family's next destination when her love affairs have run their course. When they reach New England, however, events--and an unlikely but amiable suitor (Bob Hoskins)--interrupt her self-centred progress and bring the facts of life home to roost with a vengeance. It's a well-made comedy with good performances from Cher and Hoskins, although neither of them is particularly stretched. There is also enough tension in the relationship between Mrs Flax and her eldest child to make it poignant as well as funny. As the Flax daughters, Winona Ryder (neurotic, unworldly Charlotte) and Christina Ricci (swimming-mad "fishhead") show plenty of the promise which has since made them two of America's most appealing film actresses. Stuffed with authentic 1960s detail, Mermaids is actually a modern "woman's picture" which affirms the often precarious bonds of family relationships. On the DVD: Presented in widescreen format, optimised for high-resolution television sets, Mermaids is a vibrant visual treat for anybody with an affection for 1960s kitsch and fashion. The picture quality is superb and the Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack sharp; some cracking dialogue has to share the sound waves with thumping hits of the day and, over the final credits, Cher's global smash hit rendering of "It's in His Kiss". But apart from a multilingual choice of soundtracks and subtitles and the original theatrical trailer, there are no extras. --Piers Ford

  • Hook [Blu-ray] [1992] [Region Free]Hook | Blu Ray | (12/10/2015) from £7.00   |  Saving you £2.99 (29.90%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Hook is Steven Spielberg's most spectacular film of the 90s. It is also seriously underrated, arguably the equal of ET, (1982) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, (1977). An unofficial sequel to J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Hook adopts the startling premise of what happened after "the boy who never grew up", grew up. Robin Williams, in his career best performance, is the corporate suit forced to remember he once was "The Pan", returning to Neverland to battle nefarious Captain Hook (a splendid Dustin Hoffman), for his children's love. This is a ravishingly beautiful, stunningly designed film, at once highly imaginative and with a genuinely magical atmosphere which ranges from exquisite, delicate fantasy to slapstick tomfoolery. There is fine support from Maggie Smith, Julia Roberts and Bob Hoskins, and John Williams' rapturously romantic score is yet another career high. Slated upon release, and dubbed a flop though it grossed $200 million, Hook reacted against the "greed is good" 80s by upholding family values and responsibility while evoking a genuine sense of wonder. Only the somewhat pantomime final showdown disappoints, but alongside Legend, (1985)and Labyrinth, (1986), Hook is ripe for reassessment as a fantasy classic. The DVD transfer is superb and the disc, though not packed with additional features, has some interesting extras. --Gary S. Dalkin

  • Last Orders [2002]Last Orders | DVD | (28/07/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £2.99

    Based on the novel by Graham Swift this new English film tells of a group of old friends - including Michael Caine and Bob Hoskins - who set off to scatter the ashes of one of them from Margate Pier.

  • Hook [DVD] [1992]Hook | DVD | (12/10/2015) from £4.71   |  Saving you £2.28 (48.41%)   |  RRP £6.99

    Hook is Steven Spielberg's most spectacular film of the 90s. It is also seriously underrated, arguably the equal of ET, (1982) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, (1977). An unofficial sequel to J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Hook adopts the startling premise of what happened after "the boy who never grew up", grew up. Robin Williams, in his career best performance, is the corporate suit forced to remember he once was "The Pan", returning to Neverland to battle nefarious Captain Hook (a splendid Dustin Hoffman), for his children's love. This is a ravishingly beautiful, stunningly designed film, at once highly imaginative and with a genuinely magical atmosphere which ranges from exquisite, delicate fantasy to slapstick tomfoolery. There is fine support from Maggie Smith, Julia Roberts and Bob Hoskins, and John Williams' rapturously romantic score is yet another career high. Slated upon release, and dubbed a flop though it grossed $200 million, Hook reacted against the "greed is good" 80s by upholding family values and responsibility while evoking a genuine sense of wonder. Only the somewhat pantomime final showdown disappoints, but alongside Legend, (1985)and Labyrinth, (1986), Hook is ripe for reassessment as a fantasy classic. The DVD transfer is superb and the disc, though not packed with additional features, has some interesting extras. --Gary S. Dalkin

  • Super Mario Bros: The Motion Picture [Blu-ray]Super Mario Bros: The Motion Picture | Blu Ray | (17/04/2019) from £14.49   |  Saving you £5.50 (37.96%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel direct this family adventure based on the Super Mario Bros. characters. When Mario (Bob Hoskins) and Luigi (John Leguizamo), plumbers from New York, are called in to help out with a flood at a dinosaur excavation site by the beautiful Daisy (Samantha Mathis), they become embroiled in a struggle with a parallel reptilian universe, ruled by Koopa (Dennis Hopper), a leader who wants to merge it with Earth.

  • The Long Good Friday [1981]The Long Good Friday | DVD | (10/06/2002) from £8.41   |  Saving you £11.58 (57.90%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Intricately plotted and smartly paced, this gangster saga clicks as whodunit, social satire and explosive thriller. The piece is crowned by Bob Hoskins' career-making turn as a London mobster courting respectability and Helen Mirren's subtly detailed performance as his upper-crust mistress. Cockney wiseguy Harold Shand is a would-be burgher whose domination of the city's underworld stems from his shrewdness as a mediator and his skill at harnessing political and economic clout. As Easter approaches, he's poised to launch an aggressive real estate development scheme along the depressed Thames waterfront when all hell breaks loose: a trusted lieutenant is brutally murdered, Shand's mother is nearly killed in a car bombing, one of his pubs is blown apart and the visiting American don crucial to the pending deal is quickly growing wary.Barrie Keeffe's original screenplay keeps the viewer a step ahead of Shand, providing us with a telling but teasingly incomplete glimpse of the misstep by his underlings that has set chaos loose. At the same time, Keeffe underlines the bourgeois pretensions of the rough-hewn, barrel-chested Shand, how the elegant Victoria (Mirren) helps serve those ambitions and the myriad parallels between Shand's minions and the local politicians and police only too willing to join in his scheme. Tart, funny dialogue and alternately playful and pungent Eastertide imagery complete Keeffe's shrewd design--two key scenes, in a meat locker and a warehouse, invoke the Crucifixion itself. Even with lesser performances, the script and John Mackenzie's solid direction would make The Long Good Friday a keeper but Hoskins's explosive portrait of Shand and his descent toward brutal revenge elevates the film into the very front rank, earning admiring comparisons to TheGodfather, Scarface, GoodFellas and other classics of that genre. --Sam Sutherland

  • Maid In Manhattan [2003]Maid In Manhattan | DVD | (15/09/2003) from £5.38   |  Saving you £14.61 (271.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress.

  • Villains - The Complete SeriesVillains - The Complete Series | DVD | (13/08/2012) from £8.99   |  Saving you £31.00 (77.50%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Bob Hoskins, Martin Shaw, Paul Eddington and David Daker are among the cast of this LWT crime series with a difference. Villains follows the exploits of nine bankrobbers from the moment of their dramatic escape from imprisonment; told from the point of view of the criminals, the individual stories of the men, their accomplices, their women and the audacious heist itself unfold through each of the 13 hour-long episodes. Nine men move into a disused ladies' lavatory and seal themselves in for the weekend. Then they tunnel their way up through the floor of a nearby City bank, and walk out clutching a third of a million pounds between them. It seems the perfect job - but something goes wrong. Most of the men are subsequently caught and convicted. One year on, as the 'Bog Robbers' are being driven from prison to the Appeal Court, another ingenious plan is put into action. It sees them going on the run, taking desperate, sometimes farcical measures to evade recapture, and finding time to reflect on their shady pasts and uncertain futures.

  • Neverland - The Complete Series [DVD]Neverland - The Complete Series | DVD | (30/05/2012) from £3.49   |  Saving you £16.50 (82.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Neverland reveals the never-before-told story of how Peter Pan became the Boy Who Never Grew Up. It's an enthralling fantasy adventure for all of the family, starring Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, Charles Dance, Bob Hoskins, with Charlie Rowe as Peter and Keira Knightley as the voice of Tinker Bell. It's 1906 and young ragamuffin Peter (Rowe) and his gang of pickpockets earn their keep by committing robberies for crooked fencing instructor Jimmy (Ifans). Hired by the enigmatic Richard Fludd (Dance) to steal a mysterious orb from an antiques shop, Jimmy involves Peter and his friends, little knowing that the sphere acts as a gateway to another world. When the orb is accidentally activated during the robbery, Peter looks on as Jimmy and the boys are transported to the magical realm of Neverland. Confronting Fludd, Peter finds his own way to Neverland, but discovers that Jimmy and the boys have already been captured by pirates, led by the beautiful but ruthless Captain Elizabeth Bonny (Friel). Meanwhile, Peter is saved from a swarm of angry 'Tree Spirits' by a group of Kaw Indians who reveal that they've been in Neverland for hundreds of years and have never aged a day. Onboard the pirate ship Jolly Roger, Jimmy finds himself drawn to Bonny and her maniacal plans for ruling Neverland. Desperate to get her hands on the powerful 'mineral dust' that gives the Tree Spirits their power, Bonny plots against the Kaws who protect the magical creatures from harm. Peter sets out to save his friends and find a way back to London, but discovers that his beloved mentor Jimmy has been much changed by Bonny's malign influence. As Bonny's cruel methods cut a swathe of destruction through Neverland, Peter finds his loyalty to the increasingly unhinged Jimmy tested as a remarkable series of events set him on the path to becoming the Boy Who Never Grew Up. This two-part Peter Pan prequel features thrilling action and a superb A-list cast. Directed by Willing, the visionary film-maker behind miniseries Alice and Tin Man, Neverland explores the origins of classic characters like Peter Pan and Captain Hook and the very nature of the world created by author JM Barrie. Also featuring Knightley as the voice of Tinkerbell and Hoskins as Smee, a character he first played in Steven Spielberg's Hook, Neverland is a star-studded family spectacular brought to the screen with imagination and verve.

  • The Lonely Passion Of Judith Hearne [1988]The Lonely Passion Of Judith Hearne | DVD | (26/03/2007) from £34.99   |  Saving you £-27.00 (-337.90%)   |  RRP £7.99

    Lonely Judith Hearne falls for her landlady's brother Madden who exudes a certain glamour having lived in America for thirty years. She seeks romance and he seeks an investor for a business venture. Each is mistaken about the other's feelings and their relationship proceeds in a downward spiral......

  • Vanity Fair [DVD] [2004]Vanity Fair | DVD | (21/03/2011) from £13.48   |  Saving you £-3.49 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    All's fair in love and war... Based on William Thackeray's 1828 novel Vanity Fair introduces Becky Sharp (Reese Witherspoon) a poor but well educated girl born into a 19th-century society offering little in the way of career advancement for women. She becomes a governess for Sir Pitt Crawley (Bob Hoskins) and aims to find a rich husband. True to the novel's tone everyone in Vanity Fair is deliciously devious throughout.

  • The Sleeping Dictionary [2003]The Sleeping Dictionary | DVD | (29/03/2004) from £6.73   |  Saving you £13.26 (197.03%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A young English colonial and the Sarawak tribeswoman he takes as his tutor and his concubine fall in love. They are forced to separate but when the young man returns with his new bride the passions between the two reignite...

  • Last Orders [2001]Last Orders | DVD | (24/09/2007) from £5.29   |  Saving you £0.70 (13.23%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Jack Dodds was a regular guy so why the strange last order to have his ashes thrown off Margate pier? And why did his wife refuse to do it? As his friends make the trip to the coast they try to understand Jack's death by reliving their lives through him - the war the children the good times and the bad. The journey becomes a pub crawl full of drinks and punch-ups and the men discover that through it all it's your friends who break your heart and your friends who mend it.

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