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  • The Sting [1973]The Sting | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £8.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (122.36%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Winner of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay, this critical and box-office hit from 1973 provided a perfect reunion for director George Roy Hill and stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford, who had previously delighted audiences with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969. Set in 1936, The Sting features a pair of Chicago con artists (Newman and Redford) who find themselves in a high-stakes game against the master of all cheating mobsters (Robert Shaw) when they set out to avenge the murder of a mutual friend and partner. Using a bogus bookie joint as a front for their con of all cons, the two feel the heat from the Chicago Mob on one side and encroaching police on the other. But in a plot that contains more twists than a treacherous mountain road, the ultimate scam is pulled off with consummate style and panache. It's an added bonus that Newman and Redford were box-office kings at the top of their game, and while Shaw broods intensely as the Runyon-esque villain, The Sting is further blessed by a host of great supporting players including Dana Elcar, Eileen Brennan, Ray Walston, Charles Durning, and Harold Gould. Thanks to the flavourful music score by Marvin Hamlisch, this was also the movie that sparked a nationwide revival of Scott Joplin's ragtime jazz, which is featured prominently on the soundtrack. One of the most entertaining movies of the early 1970s, The Sting is a welcome throwback to Hollywood's golden age of the 30s that hasn't lost any of its popular charm. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • The Sting [4K Ultra HD] [1973] [Blu-ray] [Region Free]The Sting | Blu Ray | (17/05/2021) from £21.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Winner of 7 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, The Sting stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as two con men in 1930s Chicago. After a friend is killed by the mob, they try to get even by attempting to pull off the ultimate sting. No one is to be trusted as the twists unfold, leading up to one of the greatest double-crosses in movie history. The con is on! Special Features The Art of The Sting: 3-Part Documentary on the creation of the film, featuring Interviews with Robert Redford, Paul Newman and many more 100 years of Universal: Restoring the Classics 100 years of Universal: The ˜70s 100 years of Universal: The Lot

  • Tootsie [Blu-ray] [1983] [Region Free]Tootsie | Blu Ray | (18/04/2016) from £17.94   |  Saving you £13.04 (87.22%)   |  RRP £27.99

    Tootsie inevitably looks dated in some respects now, but it's still fabulous in others--the sexual politics look distinctly faded in their sniggering approach to sexual ambiguities, while the sardonic portrayal of a showbiz that loathes perfectionism is still both timely and hysterically funny. Dustin Hoffman's portrayal of Michael Dorsey is a memorable self-caricature--the man is so obsessed with the craft of acting that he refuses to sit down when playing a tomato in a commercial, and so producers run away rather than work with him. By playing Dorothy Michaels playing her soap character, Dorsey gives himself the freedom to be a bad and popular actor. He is so busy with the surface of being a woman--the voice, the hair, the frocks--and with all the bad faith of his and Dorothy's emotional lives, that he learns to relax into the pleasure of performance. This aspect of the film is far more interesting, ironic and funny than the corny New Man moralising about sexual roles that goes with it. Jessica Lange got, and earned, an Oscar for her sensitive straight woman performance as the colleague Michael falls for, and Bill Murray, Teri Garr, Geena Davis (momentarily) and Charles Durning all turn in reliable supporting roles. Sydney Pollack directs efficiently rather than inspiredly--oddly, he earns almost more credit for his well-observed performance as Michael's world-weary agent. On the DVD: The DVD is presented in crisp Dolby Digital sound and with the original theatrical visual ratio of 2.35:1; enhanced for 16:9 widescreen televisions. It is dubbed into French, German, Italian and Spanish and has subtitles in most European languages as well as Arabic, Hindi and Hebrew. The only special features are the theatrical trailer and filmographies for the leading performers and director. --Roz Kaveney

  • Tough Guys [1987]Tough Guys | DVD | (12/04/2004) from £4.85   |  Saving you £10.14 (209.07%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Action comedy tale of two legendary bank robbers who are released on parole after their thirty year imprisonment. Together they face the 1980's as they plan a daring train heist eagerly pursued by a stubborn old cop and a myopic hitman...

  • 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

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2 Disc Set) [2000]O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2 Disc Set) | DVD | (05/11/2001) from £8.73   |  Saving you £14.25 (248.26%)   |  RRP £19.99

    George Clooney stars in the latest film from the Coen brothers, a musical about a con on the run in the Deep South of the 1930s.

  • Spy Hard [1996]Spy Hard | DVD | (12/02/2001) from £8.79   |  Saving you £6.20 (70.53%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Leslie Nielsen takes espionage less than seriously in the outrageously funny parody of the spy world! Secret agent WD- 40 (Nielsen) is assigned to foil the evil plan of his arch enemy General Rancor - a tyrannical madman who lost two limbs in an explosion and is now unarmed and dangerous! WD-40's mission is to save the world from destruction rescue the daughter of his former partner and of course do some ""undercover"" work with a sexy fellow agent (Nicollette Sheridan). Guided by a

  • Breakheart Pass [1975]Breakheart Pass | DVD | (25/11/2002) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A train crossing the Rockies in 1873 is bringing relief to a diptheria-stricken fort when some unnatural deaths occur... Based on the book by Alistair MacLean.

  • 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

  • One Fine Day [1997]One Fine Day | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.49   |  Saving you £6.50 (100.15%)   |  RRP £12.99

    This gentle comedy almost seems like something out of Hollywood's Golden Age, a movie that might have been made by a talented contract director, perhaps featuring Don Ameche and Claudette Colbert. But in fact One Fine Day stars George Clooney as an investigative columnist for a New York newspaper and Michelle Pfeiffer as an architect. Both single parents, the two meet and bicker and develop a relationship over the course of a day while their young children play together. Michael Hoffman (Restoration) directs with a good sense of what's funny about harried caretakers and kids who do whatever they want to do. The story stretches out of shape a bit when Clooney's character has to rally to prove some point of corruption at City Hall; nobody involved seems quite up to making that subplot believable, but all that really matters about this very nice movie is the winning love story. --Tom Keogh

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? [2000]O Brother, Where Art Thou? | DVD | (09/04/2001) from £5.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (166.95%)   |  RRP £15.99

    George Clooney stars in the latest film from the Coen brothers, a musical about a con on the run in the Deep South of the 1930s.

  • Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD)Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) | Blu Ray | (31/10/2016) from £10.49   |  Saving you £9.50 (90.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Eureka Entertainment to release Robert Aldrich's TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING, a nail-biting thriller starring screen legend Burt Lancaster and Richard Widmark, on home video for the first time in the UK in a Dual Format edition, as part of the Masters of Cinema series, on 17 October 2016. High among idiosyncratic auteur Robert Aldrich's most powerful and intense dramas, Twilight's Last Gleaming is a thunderous political thriller and race-against-time doomsday classic. Burt Lancaster stars as the Air Force general Lawrence Dell who seizes control of a stockpile of nuclear missiles to force the US President (Charles Durning) to tell the truth about the Vietnam war. As negotiations get ever more desperate, General MacKenzie (Richard Widmark) leads an elite fighting team into the complex to disable Dell and his team directly. One of the most overlooked nail biters of the 1970s, Twilight's Last Gleaming is presented here on UK home video for the first time in a new Dual-Format edition. SPECIAL FEATURES: High-definition digital restoration Uncompressed PCM audio on the Blu-ray English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired Aldrich Over Munich - The Making of Twilight's Last Gleaming documentary PLUS: A booklet featuring new writing and archival images

  • The Final Countdown [1980]The Final Countdown | DVD | (02/04/2007) from £12.13   |  Saving you £0.86 (6.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In 1980 the US Navy's most powerful warship the USS Nimitz is caught in a storm during routine maneuvers in the Pacific. Enveloped by a strange green light the ship passes through a vortex and when they emerge the crew find that their communication has been cut off. Captain Matthew Yelland (Kirk Douglas - Spartacus Lust for Life) sends out a patrol and the F-14 pilots are shocked to encounter vintage Japanese warplanes. To their surprise they discover that they have somehow been transported back in time to 6th December 1941: the day before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. As captain of a technologically superior craft should Captain Yelland fulfill his duty to protect the United States and foil the impending attack or let history run its course? With fantastic aerial sequences made with the cooperation of US Navy pilots this classic tale of space time and war features a cast full of Hollywood veterans including Martin Sheen (The West Wing) and Katherine Ross (The Graduate The Stepford Wives). Will things ever be the same again?...it's The Final Countdown!

  • Rescue Me - Season 1Rescue Me - Season 1 | DVD | (20/02/2006) from £7.89   |  Saving you £32.10 (406.84%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Tommy Gavin (Denis Leary) is a lifesaver. Whether he's pulling survivors from fiery high-rise infernos or the twisted steel of a subway collision Gavin takes great pride in leading the heroic but often overwhelmed firefighters of New York City's Truck Company 62. Gavin is also a man drifting between sorrow and anger over a recent separation from his wife (Andrea Roth) and three kids and recurring memories of comrades and other New Yorkers who fell victim to the tragedy of 9/11.

  • The Fury [1978]The Fury | DVD | (09/09/2002) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    An elaborate game of mind control begins when the son of government agent Peter (Douglas) is kidnapped for his psychokinetic powers. Desperate to find him the father hires a girl (Irving) with similar psychic abilities. She soon reveals that his son is a prisoner at a secret U.S. agency where he's being used for dangerous mind experiments - and programmed for elimination...

  • The Muppets: Muppets Movies [DVD]The Muppets: Muppets Movies | DVD | (12/10/2015) from £16.18   |  Saving you £-3.19 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Muppets From Space The Muppets are back in the hilarious family comedy MUPPETS FROM SPACE, an action-packed adventure about the search for Gonzo's past! Produced in the Muppets style that generations have come to love, this all-singing, all-dancing comedy follows the entire Muppet cast on a truly unforgettable journey that the whole family will enjoy. The Muppets Take Manhattan Broadway bound, THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN by storm in this magical musical about breaking into show business! When no one in town will even meet with them, it’s up to Kermit to believe hard enough for all of his friends that the show WILL go on! The Adventures Of Elmo in Grouchland Elmo and his beloved blue blanket are inseparable. When Oscar carelessly tosses the fuzzy blanket into his trash can, Elmo dives in after it. He is suddenly plunged into Grouchland. Elmo and all his friends from Sesame Street embark on a fun-filled adventure with one mission – to rescue Elmo’s blanket! Kermit’s Swamp Years KERMIT’S SWAMP YEARS is the never-before-told story of how the world’s most famous frog left the swamp for the very first time and began an adventure that would change his life – and ours – forever. KERMIT’S SWAMP YEARS is an adventure-packed comical treat for the entire family. It’s his true story – warts and all!

  • The Sting [1973]The Sting | DVD | (07/11/2005) from £6.19   |  Saving you £3.80 (61.39%)   |  RRP £9.99

    All it takes is a little Confidence. After the huge success of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid George Roy Hill re-teamed with Hollywood stars Robert Redford and Paul Newman for this dazzlingly inventive tale about revenge in 1930s Chicago. The Sting is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed films of all time. Set in the 1930's this intricate comedy caper deals with an ambitious small time crook (Robert Redford) and a veteran con man

  • Dog Day Afternoon - 40th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [1998] [Region Free]Dog Day Afternoon - 40th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (07/09/2015) from £9.25   |  Saving you £8.74 (94.49%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A man (Al Pacino) stages a bank robbery so that his homosexual lover can pay for a sex-change operation. He bungles the robbery and is caught up in a stand-off with police, bargaining with the lives of his hostages. The event soon gets television coverage and the hostages begin to get friendly with their kidnappers, while their attempts to bargain are bungled all the way. Directed by Sidney Lumet.Based on: A true story/The book by Patrick Mann Technical Specs: Languages(s): EnglishInteractive Menu

  • Tootsie [1982]Tootsie | DVD | (01/10/2007) from £6.73   |  Saving you £3.26 (48.44%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Michael Dorsey is fine actor but an irreproachable perfectionist who can hardly make ends meet; the best he can do for his wallet is take on a couple of jobs as a part-time drama coach and a part-time waiter. But when with the help of a few accessories (including rouge and a padded bra) he transforms himself into Dorothy Michaels everything changes. Dorothy lands a hot job on a soap opera monopolizes the covers of glossy magazines and wins thousands of adoring fans. But when he falls head-over-heels for his co-star Julie (Jessica Lange) he's got a real problem: How can he tell Julie he loves her when she thinks he's a she? Michael desperate to relinquish his disguise proceeds as a she and endures a battle with his agent played by Pollack who refuses to end his contract with the soap; a fight with his best friend who is a woman; unwanted sexual advances from a fellow soap actor; and sweet affections from Julie's father.

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