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  • The Winslow Boy [DVD] [1948]The Winslow Boy | DVD | (06/04/2009) from £14.83   |  Saving you £1.16 (7.82%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Directed by Anthony Asquith (The Yellow Rose Royce We Dive At Dawn) and adapted from the seminal play by Terence Rattigan (The Browning Version The Deep Blue Sea Separate Tables) The Winslow Boy is a classic tale of standing up to bureaucracy and one family''s testing fight for justice. Based on real life events The Winslow Boy follows the tribulations of an Edwardian naval cadet who is accused of robbery then expelled from his academy. On returning home his father becomes determined to clear his name and prove his innocence after what he considers an unfair internal enquiry. During his pursuit for justice the case eventually reaches The House Of Commons to cause public outcry and a political furore. A thoroughly British searing drama about the conquest for truth and the sacrifices that come with it The Winslow Boy still retains its ability to move audiences with its poignant and powerful story telling.

  • Les Miserables Double Pack [DVD] [1935]Les Miserables Double Pack | DVD | (17/12/2012) from £9.43   |  Saving you £0.56 (5.94%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Les Miserables 1935Victor Hugo's most acclaimed novel comes brilliantly to life in this impeccably performed, magnificently filmed screen adaptation. Fredric March stars as Valjean, the ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor. Charles Laughton is Javert, the fanatical police inspector who dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean. A vivid depiction of the appalling poverty and social strife of 19th-century France, this version of Les Miserables does splendid justice to the original novel. Les Miserables 1952Michael Rennie, fresh from his success in the sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still, cuts a very handsome figure as Jean Valjean, and Debra Paget, who would later reteam with Rennie in four more films, makes for a stunning Cosette in this powerful retelling of the classic epic. Costars include Robert Newton (Treasure Island), Edmund Gwenn (Miracle on 34th Street), Cameron Mitchell (How to Marry a Millionaire), Sylvia Sidney (Mars Attacks!) and Elsa Lanchester (The Bride of Frankenstein)!

  • Richard IIIRichard III | DVD | (06/02/2006) from £13.48   |  Saving you £1.51 (11.20%)   |  RRP £14.99

    ""Why I can smile and murder while I smile And cry 'Content' to that which grieves my heart And wet my cheeks with artificial tears And frame my face to all occasions..."" Soon after Edward IV is crowned King his brother Richard a hunchback twisted in mind as well as body starts scheming for the throne of England. He woos and wins Lady Anne and then poisons Edward's mind against their brother Clarence later organising his death. But even after his coronation

  • Hitchcock Complete BoxsetHitchcock Complete Boxset | DVD | (17/10/2005) from £29.99   |  Saving you £3.67 (12.24%)   |  RRP £33.66

    From the 'Master of Suspense' this box set features many of his very best films. Titles comprise: 1. Vertigo 2. The Birds 3. Rear Window 4. Marnie 5. Frenzy 6. Topaz 7. The Trouble With Harry 8. Torn Curtain 9. Psycho: Special Edition (includes the Bonus disc the Hitchcock legacy) 10. Family Plot 11. Saboteur 12. Shadow Of A Doubt 13. The Man Who Knew Too Much 14. Rope For individual synopses please refer to the individual products.

  • Desert Fox, The / The Desert Rats [1951]Desert Fox, The / The Desert Rats | DVD | (02/06/2003) from £5.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (150.25%)   |  RRP £14.99

    James Mason plays Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in both The Desert Fox (1951) and The Desert Rats (1953), a WWII double-bill on DVD. The Desert Fox, released six years after the end of the War, is a solemnly respectful tribute to Erwin Rommel, Germany's most celebrated military genius. James Mason's portrayal of this gallant warrior became a highlight of his career iconography. The film itself is oddly disjointed, though: a pre-credit commando raid to liquidate Rommel is followed by a flashback to the field-marshal's lightning successes commanding the Afrika Korps--a compressed account via documentary footage and copious narration (spoken by Michael Rennie, who also dubs Desmond Young, the Rommel biographer and one-time British POW appearing briefly as himself). The dramatic core is Rommel's growing disenchantment with Hitler (Luther Adler), his involvement in the plot to assassinate the Fuhrer, and his subsequent martyrdom. The Desert Rats stars Richard Burton in only his second Hollywood role (between Oscar-nominated turns in My Cousin Rachel and The Robe), as a Scottish commando put in charge of a battalion of the 9th Australian Division defending Tobruk. The Aussies don't like him, and with a year of grim North African duty already under his belt, he's not too crazy about his new responsibilities either. The outfit is charged with staving off the battering assaults of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel for two months, to give the British Army time to regroup in Cairo and prepare for a counterattack. In the end, the "desert rats" play hell with the Desert Fox for 242 days, during which time they and their commander develop some mutual respect. This is a solid, workmanlike World War II picture that, having been made in 1953 rather than 1943, can acknowledge a degree of eccentric humanity and soldierly professionalism in the enemy. Featured guest star James Mason reprises his Rommel from The Desert Fox, playing all his scenes in German except for a scene of ironical repartee with Burton. Another distinguished Brit, Robert Newton, gets costar billing as a boozy, self-confessed coward who used to be Burton's schoolmaster. However, a goodly number of Australians--including Chips Rafferty and Charles "Bud" Tingwell rate at least as much screen time. Robert Wise directed, with a trimness that reminds us he started out as an editor, and the pungent black-and-white cinematography is by Lucien Ballard. --Richard T. Jameson

  • The Ealing Studios Rarities Collection - Volume 12 [DVD]The Ealing Studios Rarities Collection - Volume 12 | DVD | (07/04/2014) from £6.79   |  Saving you £8.20 (120.77%)   |  RRP £14.99

    A global byword for cinematic quality of a quintessentially British nature Ealing Studios made more than 150 films over a three decade period. A cherished and significant part of British film history only selected films from both the Ealing and Associated Talking Pictures strands have previously been made available on home video format - with some remaining unseen since their original theatrical release. The Ealing Rarities Collection redresses this imbalance - featuring new transfers from the best available elements in their correct aspect ratio this multi-volume collection showcases a range of scarce films from both Basil Dean's and Michael Balcon's tenure as studio head making them available once more to the general public. Three Men In A Boat (1933)An adaptation of Jerome K. Jerome's classic story charting the comic misadventures of three friends - and a dog - as they take a boating holiday on the Thames. Loyalties (1933)The sole Jewish guest at a Society gathering is robbed; when he exposes a fellow guest as the thief he finds the veneer of racial tolerance to be disturbingly thin... The Bailiffs (1932)In one of their earliest films Crazy Gang stars Flanagan and Allen star as a couple of incompetent broker's men who take possession of the wrong house... Laburnum Grove (1936)A respectable suburban householder shocks unwelcome visiting relatives by telling them that he is now a forger working for a criminal gang.

  • The Ghoul [Blu-ray]The Ghoul | Blu Ray | (20/04/2015) from £6.49   |  Saving you £8.50 (130.97%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The first British film ever to be labelled "horrific" (as well as being the first British horror with sound) The Ghoul is presented here for the first time in High Definition in a restoration from original film elements in its original aspect ratio. Starring Boris Karloff Cedric Hardwicke and Ralph Richardson this landmark film is a key title in any horror film collection. An eminent dying Egyptologist has purchased a precious stone stolen from an Egyptian tomb which he believes will appease the ancient gods after his death if they are buried together. When the stone is stolen from his tomb he returns as a ghoul – furious at the theft and hell-bent on wreaking revenge upon those responsible! Bonus Features: Feature commentary by horror experts Kim Newman and Stephen Jones Extensive image galleries Commemorative booklet by Stephen Jones

  • Things to Come [Blu-ray]Things to Come | Blu Ray | (18/06/2012) from £17.53   |  Saving you £2.46 (14.03%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A future history as scripted by the visionary writer H.G. Wells, Things To Come set a high benchmark for science fiction with its fantastic design, gigantic sets and spectacular special effects. Acknowledged as a landmark within the genre, Oscar-winning William Cameron Menzies creates an astounding vision of post-war desolation and utopian futurism. Starring Oscar-nominated Raymond Massey as John Cabal and his descendants and the award-winning Ralph Richardson as The Boss, Things To Come showcases a gorgeous, and instantly recognisable, score by Arthur Bliss. Presented for the first time in High Definition, this version of Things To Come has been painstakingly restored from the remaining film elements and represents the most complete version known to exist.It's Christmas 1940 and the people of Everytown, unprepared and ill-equipped, find themselves at war against an enemy who has been planning such a conflict for years. The land is devastated by the horrors of aerial bombardment as the war drags on for thirty years, causing a period of despair, with feudal tyrants ruling a downtrodden populace suffering famine and pestilence. Can the human race rise above its desperate circumstances and build a scientific utopia?

  • The Desert Fox [1951]The Desert Fox | DVD | (01/08/2005) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (141.45%)   |  RRP £12.99

    James Mason delivers a strong performance in the title role of this sympathetic study of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. In the early 40's Rommel's juggernaut Afrika Korps dominated North Africa. But as the tide turned and he came to the painful realisation that his Fuhrer to whom he had sworn allegiance was destroying Germany his ingrained sense of duty pushed him into a conspiracy against Hitler. Focusing on the latter part of Rommel's career the flm portrays him as a dedicated so

  • The Winslow Boy [Blu-ray] [2019]The Winslow Boy | Blu Ray | (03/02/2020) from £12.09   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Directed by Anthony Asquith (The Browning Version, Pygmalion) and adapted from the seminal play by Terence Rattigan (The Deep Blue Sea Separate Tables) THE WINSLOW BOY is a classic tale of standing up to bureaucracy and one family's testing fight for justice. Based on real life events, The Winslow Boy, Starring Robert Donat (The 39 Steps, Goodbye Mr Chips) as Sir Robert Morton and Basil Radford (Whiskey Galore, The Lady Vanishes) as Desmond Curry the story follows the tribulations of an Edwardian naval cadet who is accused of the theft of a 5 shilling postal order, then expelled from his academy. On returning home his father becomes determined to clear his name and prove his innocence after what he considers an unfair internal enquiry. During his pursuit for justice the case eventually reaches The House Of Commons to cause public outcry and a political furore. A thoroughly British, searing drama about the conquest for truth and the sacrifices that come with it. Extras: NEW - George Arthur Shee and The case of the missing postal order NEW - Interview with cultural historian Matthew Sweet NEW - Interview with Geoffery Wansell, Author and critic, Stills Galler

  • The Ten Commandments [1957]The Ten Commandments | DVD | (27/11/2006) from £19.16   |  Saving you £0.83 (4.20%)   |  RRP £19.99

  • Rope [1948]Rope | DVD | (17/10/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    An experimental film masquerading as a standard Hollywood thriller. The plot of Rope is simple and based on a successful stage play: two young men (John Dall and Farley Granger) commit murder, more or less as an intellectual exercise. They hide the body in their large apartment, then throw a dinner party. Will the body be discovered? Director Alfred Hitchcock, fascinated by the possibilities of the long-take style, decided to shoot this story as though it were happening in one long, uninterrupted shot. Since the camera can only hold one 10-minute reel at a time, Hitchcock had to be creative when it came time to change reels, disguising the switches as the camera passed behind someone's back or moved behind a lamp. In later years Hitchcock wrote off the approach as misguided, and Rope may not be one of Hitchcock's top movies, but it's still a nail-biter. They don't call him the Master of Suspense for nothing. James Stewart, as a suspicious professor, marks his first starring role for Hitchcock, a collaboration that would lead to the masterpieces Rear Window and Vertigo. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

  • Tudor Rose - Digitally Remastered [DVD]Tudor Rose - Digitally Remastered | DVD | (20/03/2017) from £8.85   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A dramatization of Lady Jane Grey's short life, from her forced marriage (which she resisted) to her brief reign as monarch of England and finally to her beheading. The film portrays her as an innocent set up for the slaughter while the scheming courtiers and pretenders to the throne barely pay her mind, as they stab each other in the back in their attempts to gain power and influence.

  • Things To Come [1936]Things To Come | DVD | (07/05/2007) from £7.99   |  Saving you £14.00 (233.72%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A global war begins in 1940. This war drags out over many decades until most of the people still alive (mostly those born after the war started) do not even know who started it or why. Nothing is being manufactured at all any more and society has broken down into primative localized communities. In 1966 a great plague wipes out most of what people are left but small numbers still survive. One day a strange aircraft lands at one of these communities and its pilot tells of an organisation which is rebuilding civilization and slowly moving across the world re-civilizing these groups of survivors. Great reconstruction takes place over the next few decades and society is once again great and strong. The world's population is now living in underground cities. In the year 2035 on the eve of man's first flight to the moon a popular uprising against progress (which some people claim has caused the wars of the past) gains support and becomes violent.

  • Studio Classic: Classic War MoviesStudio Classic: Classic War Movies | DVD | (10/10/2005) from £17.53   |  Saving you £17.46 (99.60%)   |  RRP £34.99

    Von Ryan's Express (1965): Colonel Joseph Ryan of the US Army Air Forces is shot down in Italy and taken to a prison camp populated by the Royal Army's 9th Fusiliers and run by sadistic commandant Battaglia. With the recent passing of their commanding colonel the 9th Fusiliers under Major Eric Fincham must now answer to the new senior officer of the prisoners Ryan. Also in the camp are several American prisoners who don't cotton to Major Fincham's stubborn passive resistance

  • Rope [1948]Rope | DVD | (04/06/2007) from £9.43   |  Saving you £0.56 (5.94%)   |  RRP £9.99

    James Stewart stars with Farley Granger and John Dall in this highly charged 1948 Alfred Hitchcock thriller that has intrigued fans because of its chilling subject based on a true story and its unique 'unedited' cinematic style. Granger and Dall are two friends who strangle a classmate for intellectual thrills and then proceed to invite his family and mutual friends for dinner - with the body stuffed inside the trunk they use for a buffet table. Their former teacher (Stewart) suspects wrongdoing. Before the night is over he finds out how brutally his students have twisted his own academic theories.

  • Rome Express [DVD]Rome Express | DVD | (16/11/2015) from £6.99   |  Saving you £3.00 (42.92%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A key 1930s thriller from director Walter Forde, Rome Express stars Conrad Veidt in his first British film role alongside Cedric Hardwicke and Gordon Harker as intrigue unfolds on the legendary express train that once linked Paris to Rome. Whimsically scripted by Sidney Gilliat, this seminal adventure would ultimately inspire a genre of thrillers and is presented here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited aspect ratio. A sinister character boards the Rome Express on the trail of a valuable van Dyck painting, recently stolen from a Paris gallery. Much to his annoyance he finds the train populated with a motley assortment of passengers, including adulterous lovers, a parsimonious philanthropist, a golfing bore, a holidaying French police chief and an American movie star all of whom are between him and the painting he desperately seeks... SPECIAL FEATURES: Image gallery Original Promotional PDFs Booklet by Professor Neil Sinyard

  • The Winslow Boy [DVD] [2019]The Winslow Boy | DVD | (03/02/2020) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Directed by Anthony Asquith (The Browning Version, Pygmalion) and adapted from the seminal play by Terence Rattigan (The Deep Blue Sea Separate Tables) THE WINSLOW BOY is a classic tale of standing up to bureaucracy and one family's testing fight for justice. Based on real life events, The Winslow Boy, Starring Robert Donat (The 39 Steps, Goodbye Mr Chips) as Sir Robert Morton and Basil Radford (Whiskey Galore, The Lady Vanishes) as Desmond Curry the story follows the tribulations of an Edwardian naval cadet who is accused of the theft of a 5 shilling postal order, then expelled from his academy. On returning home his father becomes determined to clear his name and prove his innocence after what he considers an unfair internal enquiry. During his pursuit for justice the case eventually reaches The House Of Commons to cause public outcry and a political furore. A thoroughly British, searing drama about the conquest for truth and the sacrifices that come with it. Extras: NEW - George Arthur Shee and The case of the missing postal order NEW - Interview with cultural historian Matthew Sweet NEW - Interview with Geoffery Wansell, Author and critic, Stills Galler

  • Bing Crosby Collection - The Emperor Waltz / A Conneticut YankeeBing Crosby Collection - The Emperor Waltz / A Conneticut Yankee | DVD | (08/05/2006) from £9.43   |  Saving you £6.56 (41.00%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The Emperor Waltz (Dir. Billy Wilder 1948): A rare musical comedy for Wilder it stars Bing Crosby as Virgil H. Smith a phonograph salesman plying his wares in turn-of-the-20th-century Vienna. Believing that if he's able to sell a phonograph to Emperor Franz Joseph I the rest of Austria will soon follow his example Virgil attempts to gain access to the man. After he's refused admission to the palace by guards who believe the phonograph to be a bomb he meets Countess Johan

  • The GhoulThe Ghoul | DVD | (23/02/2009) from £5.29   |  Saving you £9.70 (183.37%)   |  RRP £14.99

    When a sacred jewel that is imbued with the pagan power of the Egyptian gods is stolen from the tomb of Professor Morlant the deceased man rises from his grave and seeks out the precious stone. However the Professor has no idea who stole the jewel and neither do you...

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