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  • The Princess Bride 30th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]The Princess Bride 30th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (23/10/2017) from £8.45   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Screenwriter William Goldman's novel The Princess Bride earned its own loyal audience on the strength of its narrative voice and its gently satirical, hyperbolic spin on swashbuckled adventure that seemed almost purely literary. For all its derring-do and vivid over-the-top characters, the book's joy was dictated as much by the deadpan tone of its narrator and a winking acknowledgement of the clichés being sent up. Miraculously, director Rob Reiner and Goldman himself managed to visualize this romantic fable while keeping that external voice largely intact: using a storytelling framework, avuncular Grandpa (Peter Falk) gradually seduces his sceptical grandson (Fred Savage) into the absurd, irresistible melodrama of the title story. And what a story: a lowly stable boy, Westley (Cary Elwes), pledges his love to the beautiful Buttercup (Robin Wright), only to be abducted and reportedly killed by pirates while Buttercup is betrothed to the evil Prince Humperdinck. Even as Buttercup herself is kidnapped by a giant, a scheming criminal mastermind, and a master Spanish swordsman, a mysterious masked pirate (could it be Westley?) follows in pursuit. As they sail toward the Cliffs of Insanity... The wild and woolly arcs of the story, the sudden twists of fate, and, above all, the cartoon-scaled characters all work because of Goldman's very funny script, Reiner's confident direction, and a terrific cast. Elwes and Wright, both sporting their best English accents, juggle romantic fervor and physical slapstick effortlessly, while supporting roles boast Mandy Patinkin (the swordsman Inigo Montoya), Wallace Shawn (the incredulous schemer Vizzini), and Christopher Guest (evil Count Rugen) with brief but funny cameos from Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, and Peter Cook. --Sam Sutherland

  • The Sisters Brothers (DVD) [2019]The Sisters Brothers (DVD) | DVD | (12/08/2019) from £4.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Based on Patrick Dewitt's acclaimed novel of the same name, two brothers Eli and Charlie Sisters are hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss. A reimagining of the cinematic Western as a dangerous, witty, and emotionally cathartic exploration of what it means to be a man.

  • Addams Family Values [1993]Addams Family Values | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (160.32%)   |  RRP £12.99

    This slightly more cohesive follow-up to The Addams Family has the same director, Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black), but a better story line. Joan Cusack plays a busty gold digger who ingratiates herself into the Addams home and convinces Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) that she wants to marry him. Besides Lloyd, the cast includes Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia, ideal as those Brontëan lovers, Morticia and Gomez. But Christina Ricci again walks away with the best moments as the chilly Wednesday Addams, making life miserable for two camp counsellors (Peter MacNicol and Christine Baranski) who want her to fit in with other kids. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • The Princess Bride [1987]The Princess Bride | DVD | (23/07/2001) from £11.71   |  Saving you £8.28 (41.40%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Director Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride is a gently amusing, affectionate pastiche of a medieval fairytale adventure, offering a similar blend of warm, literate humour as his Stand By Me (1985) and When Harry Met Sally (1989). Adapted from his own novel, William Goldman's script plays with the conventions of such 1980s fantasies as Ladyhawke and Legend (both 1985), and with the budget never allowing for spectacle, sensibly concentrates on creating a gallery of memorable characters. Robin Wright makes a delightful Princess Buttercup, Cary Elwes is splendid as Westley and "Dread Pirate Roberts", while Mandy Patinkin makes fine Spanish avenger. With winning support from Mel Smith, Peter Cook, Billy Crystal and Carol Kane there is sometimes a Terry Gilliam/Monty Python feel to the proceedings, and the whole film is beautifully shot, with a memorably romantic main theme by Mark Knopfler. Occasionally interrupted by Peter Falk as a grandfather reading the story to his grandson, The Princess Bride is an elegant post-modern family fable about storytelling itself; a theme found in other 1980s films The Neverending Story (1984) and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). A modest, small-scale work that manages to be both cynically modern and genuinely romantic all at once. As charming as you wish. On the DVD: The 1.77:1 anamorphic transfer is strong, if not quite as detailed as it might be. Colours lack just a little solidity and some scenes evidence a fair amount of grain. Released theatrically in Dolby stereo, the Dolby Digital 5.1 remix spreads the sound effectively across the front speakers but makes very little use of the rear channels indeed. Extras are limited to filmographies of five of the leading actors, and a 4:3 presentation of the theatrical trailer, which gives far too many of the film's surprises away.--Gary S Dalkin

  • The Pacifier [2005]The Pacifier | DVD | (12/09/2005) from £4.85   |  Saving you £13.14 (270.93%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A disgraced Navy S.E.A.L. is handed a new assignment: to protect the five children from enemies of their recently deceased father.

  • When a Stranger Calls [Blu-ray]When a Stranger Calls | Blu Ray | (01/07/2019) from £14.59   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Based on the infamous urban legend and featuring one of the most famous and gripping opening scenes in horror movie history (homaged by Wes Craven in the opening of Scream), Fred Walton's When a Stranger Calls is a masterclass in suspense that has rarely been equalled. A student babysitter has her evening disturbed when the phone rings. On the other end of the line an anonymous caller asks, have you checked the children lately? So begins a series of increasingly terrifying and threatening calls that lead to a shocking revelation. Special Features: Brand new scan and restoration The sequel When a Stranger Calls Back in HD New scan and restoration of the original short film The Sitter New interview with director Fred Walton New interview with actor Rutanya Alda New interview with composer Dana Kaproff Reversible sleeve with new artwork by Obviously Creative and original poster artwork English subtitles for the hearing impaired for both films

  • The Muppet Movie [1979]The Muppet Movie | DVD | (24/04/2006) from £6.75   |  Saving you £8.24 (122.07%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Jim Henson's Muppets make their film debut in this charming story that chronicles their rise to fame. It all begins with Kermit the Frog sitting in a swamp singing and strumming a guitar. Realizing he can use his talent to ""make people happy "" Kermit decides to head for Hollywood. During his trip Kermit meets fellow Muppets Fozzie the Bear the Great Gonzo Miss Piggy and an odd assortment of others who join Kermit on his song-filled journey. But before Kermit and friends achieve

  • Dog Day Afternoon [1975]Dog Day Afternoon | DVD | (13/02/2006) from £5.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (183.64%)   |  RRP £16.99

    The robbery should have taken ten minutes. Eight hours later it was the hottest thing on live TV. And it's all true. On a hot Brooklyn afternoon two optimistic losers set out to rob a bank. Sonny (Al Pacino) is the mastermind Sal (John Cazale) is the follower and disaster is the result. Because the cops crowds TV cameras and even the pizza man have arrived. The ""well-planned"" heist is now a circus. Based on a true incident this thriller earned six Academy Award nomina

  • Dog Day Afternoon [1975]Dog Day Afternoon | DVD | (13/02/2006) from £10.78   |  Saving you £-0.79 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A gripping true crime yarn, a juicy slice of overheated New York atmosphere and a splendid showcase for its young actors, Dog Day Afternoon is a minor classic of the 1970s. The opening montage of New York street life (set to Elton John's lazy "Amoreena") establishes the oppressive mood of a scorching afternoon in the city with such immediacy that you can almost smell the garbage baking in the sun and the water from the hydrants evaporating from the sizzling pavement. Al Pacino plays Sonny, who, along with his rather slow-witted accomplice Sal (John Cazale, familiar as Pacino's Godfather brother Fredo), holds hostages after a botched a bank robbery. Sonny finds himself transformed into a rebel celebrity when his standoff with police (including lead negotiator Charles Durning) is covered live on local television. The movie doesn't appear to be about anything in particular, but it really conveys the feel of wild and unpredictable events unfolding before your eyes, and the whole picture is so convincing and involving that you're glued to the screen. An Oscar winner for original screenplay, Dog Day Afternoon was also nominated for best picture, actor, supporting actor (Chris Sarandon, as a surprise figure from Sonny's past), editing, and director (Sidney Lumet of Serpico, Prince of the City, The Verdict and Running on Empty). --Jim Emerson

  • Man On The Moon [1999]Man On The Moon | DVD | (04/04/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A master at manipulating audiences, Kaufman could generate belly laughs, stony silence, tears or brawls.

  • The Princess Bride [1987]The Princess Bride | DVD | (18/04/2012) from £6.79   |  Saving you £13.20 (194.40%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A young boy confined to bed with the flu is less than thrilled when his grandfather (Peter Falk) arrives to read him the story of The Princess Bride. It tells the adventures of Buttercup the most beautiful woman in the world and Westley the man she loves in the fairy-tale kingdom of Florin. When Buttercup is kidnapped Westley has to overcome some pretty tough obstacles if he is to rescue her from the clutches of three kidnappers - scaling the cliffs of insanity battling rodents of unusual size facing tortue in the Pit of Despair... True love has never been a snap.

  • Jumpin' Jack Flash [1987]Jumpin' Jack Flash | DVD | (05/04/2004) from £8.84   |  Saving you £7.14 (122.05%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Computer operator Terry Dolittle (Goldberg) becomes involved in international espionage when a desperate message from a British Intelligence officer appears on her computer terminal...

  • 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.

  • Annie Hall [1977]Annie Hall | DVD | (01/01/2000) from £5.91   |  Saving you £11.34 (243.87%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Annie Hall is one of the truest, most bittersweet romances on film. In it, Allen plays a thinly disguised version of himself: Alvy Singer, a successful--if neurotic--television comedian living in Manhattan. Annie (the wholesomely luminous Dianne Keaton) is a Midwestern transplant who dabbles in photography and sings in small clubs. When the two meet, the sparks are immediate--if repressed. Alone in her apartment for the first time, Alvy and Annie navigate a minefield of self-conscious "is-this-person-someone-I'd-want-to-get-involved-with?" conversation. As they speak, subtitles flash their unspoken thoughts: the likes of "I'm not smart enough for him" and "I sound like a jerk". Despite all their caution, they connect, and we're swept up in the flush of their new romance. Allen's antic sensibility shines here in a series of flashbacks to Alvy's childhood, growing up, quite literally, under a rumbling roller coaster. His boisterous Jewish family's dinner table shares a split screen with the WASP-y Hall's tight-lipped holiday table, one Alvy has joined for the first time. His position as outsider is incontestable when he looks down the table and sizes up Annie's "Grammy Hall" as "a classic Jew-hater".The relationship arcs, as does Annie's growing desire for independence. It quickly becomes clear that the two are on separate tracks, as what was once endearing becomes annoying. Annie Hall embraces Allen's central themes--his love affair with New York (and hatred of Los Angeles), how impossible relationships are, and his fear of death. But their balance is just right, the chemistry between Allen's worry-wart Alvy and Keaton's gangly, loopy Annie is one of the screen's best pairings. It couldn't be more engaging. --Susan Benson

  • The Princess Bride 30th Anniversary Edition [DVD]The Princess Bride 30th Anniversary Edition | DVD | (23/10/2017) from £6.35   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Screenwriter William Goldman's novel The Princess Bride earned its own loyal audience on the strength of its narrative voice and its gently satirical, hyperbolic spin on swashbuckled adventure that seemed almost purely literary. For all its derring-do and vivid over-the-top characters, the book's joy was dictated as much by the deadpan tone of its narrator and a winking acknowledgement of the clichés being sent up. Miraculously, director Rob Reiner and Goldman himself managed to visualize this romantic fable while keeping that external voice largely intact: using a storytelling framework, avuncular Grandpa (Peter Falk) gradually seduces his sceptical grandson (Fred Savage) into the absurd, irresistible melodrama of the title story. And what a story: a lowly stable boy, Westley (Cary Elwes), pledges his love to the beautiful Buttercup (Robin Wright), only to be abducted and reportedly killed by pirates while Buttercup is betrothed to the evil Prince Humperdinck. Even as Buttercup herself is kidnapped by a giant, a scheming criminal mastermind, and a master Spanish swordsman, a mysterious masked pirate (could it be Westley?) follows in pursuit. As they sail toward the Cliffs of Insanity... The wild and woolly arcs of the story, the sudden twists of fate, and, above all, the cartoon-scaled characters all work because of Goldman's very funny script, Reiner's confident direction, and a terrific cast. Elwes and Wright, both sporting their best English accents, juggle romantic fervor and physical slapstick effortlessly, while supporting roles boast Mandy Patinkin (the swordsman Inigo Montoya), Wallace Shawn (the incredulous schemer Vizzini), and Christopher Guest (evil Count Rugen) with brief but funny cameos from Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, and Peter Cook. --Sam Sutherland

  • The Shrink Is In [2000]The Shrink Is In | DVD | (22/10/2001) from £5.99   |  Saving you £14.00 (233.72%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Falling in love can drive you crazy... Samantha suffers from many complex phobias. When her shrink is taken away Samantha grabs the oppurtunity to impersonate her doctor and hopefully win over the man of her dreams...

  • Valentino (Dual Format Edition) [DVD]Valentino (Dual Format Edition) | DVD | (29/02/2016) from £8.49   |  Saving you £11.50 (135.45%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Controversial British director Ken Russell (Women in Love, The Devils) tells the story of one of the silver screen's greatest legends, Rudolf Valentino, in this flamboyant and sexually-charged film. Starring world-famous ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev as the adored silent screen actor of the early Hollywood age, Valentino explore the stars humble beginnings as an immigrant in the United States, where he worked for a minimal wage before becoming a New York City gigolo. We then follow him to California, where his good looks allow him to seduce respected actresses. Eventually, his famous lovers help him become a leading man, and he quickly ascends to stardom where he can't escape the media's questions about his past and sexuality. Previously unavailable on Blu-ray, Valentino is an enthralling biopic from one of Britain's most distinctive and celebrated filmmakers.

  • Addams Family Values [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Addams Family Values | Blu Ray | (07/10/2019) from £8.45   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Beware!... you could die laughing! This rarity a sequel that's better than the original... Make sure you see it. Alan Frank, Daily Star It's love at first fright when Gomez (Raul Julia) and Morticia (Anjelica Huston) welcome a new addition to the Addams household ± Pubert, their soft, cuddly, mustachioed baby boy. As Fester (Christopher Lloyd) falls hard for voluptuous nanny Debbie Jilinsky (Joan Cusack), Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and Pugsley (Jimmy Workman) discover she's a black-widow murderess who plans to add Fester to her collection of dead husbands. The family's future grows even bleaker when the no-good nanny marries Fester and has the kids shipped o to summer camp. But Wednesday still has a thing or two up her sleeve With gags and ghouls galore, Addams Family Values is quite brilliant... (Julie Burchill, The Sunday Times)

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season 1 [DVD] [2015]Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season 1 | DVD | (04/04/2016) from £6.99   |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    From Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the Emmy-winning executive producers of 30 Rock, comes Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season One. Rescued after 15 years in an underground doomsday cult, Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) decides to rebuild her life in New York City, armed with only a fifth-grade education and a firm belief that truly anything is possible. She quickly finds a roommate, Titus Andromedon (Emmy-nominee Tituss Burgess), a job working for a spoiled Manhattan mom, Jacqueline Voorhees (Emmy-nominee Jane Krakowski), and a new beginning. As she attempts to get all their lives on track, Kimmy and her friends will encounter new loves, ghosts from the past, servant robots, Daddy's Boys, teenage girls, a World War II veteran who once ate a zoo giraffe, makeovers, homemade karate videos and so much more. Click Images to Enlarge

  • The Princess BrideThe Princess Bride | DVD | (17/09/2007) from £7.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (50.00%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A young boy confined to bed with the flu is less than thrilled when his grandfather (Peter Falk) arrives to read him the story of The Princess Bride. It tells the adventures of Buttercup the most beautiful woman in the world and Westley the man she loves in the fairy-tale kingdom of Florin. When Buttercup is kidnapped Westley has to overcome some pretty tough obstacles if he is to rescue her from the clutches of three kidnappers - scaling the cliffs of insanity battling rodents of unusual size facing tortue in the Pit of Despair... True love has never been a snap.

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