"Actor: Charles Grodin"

  • Rosemary's Baby [1968]Rosemary's Baby | DVD | (05/11/2001) from £4.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (160.32%)   |  RRP £12.99

    For Rosemary’s Baby, his modern horror tale about Satanic worship and a pregnant woman’s decline into madness, Roman Polanski moves from the traditional monolithic mansions of Gothic flicks to an apartment building in New York City. Based on Ira Levin’s novel, the story concerns Rosemary (Mia Farrow) and Guy Woodhouse who find the apartment of their dreams in a luxurious complex in Manhattan. Soon after moving in and making friends with a group of elderly neighbours, Guy’s career takes off and Rosemary discovers she is pregnant. Their happiness seems complete. But gradually Rosemary begins to sense that something is wrong with this baby, and slowly and surely her life begins to unravel. Polanski uses such subtle means to build up the sense of preternatural disquiet that initially you suspect Rosemary’s prenatal paranoia to be a figment of her imagination. But the guilty parties and their demonic plan to make Rosemary the receptacle of their master’s child are eventually revealed and, as Rosemary looses her grip on reality, she realises that no one can be trusted. The performances are excellent throughout; Farrow as the young wife is so fragile that you wonder how she made it unscathed to adulthood and John Cassavetes is horrifyingly duplicitous as her husband Guy. But the real star is Polanski’s masterful direction. The mood is at the same time oppressive and hysterical with the mounting terror coming from the situation and gradually unravelling plot rather than any schlock horror moments. On the DVD: the Dolby 5.1 soundtrack shows off Christopher Komeda’s eerie "lullaby" score to it’s haunting best. The film is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and is relatively free of speckle and dust, some scenes filmed in low light are slightly grainier but this adds to the oppressive tension that Polanski is building up in the film. In terms of extras there is a 20-minute "making of" feature from 1968 and retrospective interviews with Polanski, production designer Richard Sylbert and producer Robert Evans. --Kristen Bowditch

  • Dave [1993]Dave | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.59   |  Saving you £7.40 (112.29%)   |  RRP £13.99

    A heart-warming story of mistaken identity and idealism, director Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) takes on the political establishment in this fresh, funny comedy. Kevin Kline (Sophie's Choice, A Fish Called Wanda) plays Dave Kovic, a sweet man with a big heart running an employment agency. Dave happens to be a dead ringer for the current president of the United States and he hires himself out as an impersonator for parties and mall openings. When the real president has a stroke while in bed with an aide, his ambitious chief of staff (Frank Langella) decides to hold onto the White House by appealing to Dave's sense of patriotism and having him pose as the president. Soon, however, Dave is running the country in a way contrary to what the chief of staff would like, even as he finds himself falling in love with the unsuspecting first lady (Sigourney Weaver). The movie's unbridled optimism is its best asset and it makes this a pleasant comedy worth seeing. --Robert Lane

  • The Lonely Guy [1983]The Lonely Guy | DVD | (22/08/2005) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Meet Larry Hubbard... Lonely guy. The one and only Steve Martin stars along with Charles Grodin and Tony Award winner Judith Ivey in a funny and poignant romance inspired by Bruce Jay Friedman's tongue-in-cheek survival manual. The Lonely Guy follows the progress of Larry (Steve Martin) and his buddy Warren (Charles Grodin) as they attempt to eke out a successful social life in the Big Apple. They're losers until one day Larry writes a book that turns lon

  • Midnight RunMidnight Run | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £7.49   |  Saving you £12.50 (166.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) is a tough ex-cop turned bounty hunter. Jonathan ""The Duke"" Mardukas (Charles Grodin) is a sensitive accountant who embezzled $15 million from the Mob gave it to charity and then jumped bail. Jack's in for a cool $100 000 if he can deliver the Duke from New York to L.A. on time. And alive. Sounds like just another Midnight Run (a piece of cake in bounty hunter slang) but it turns into a cross-country chase. The FBI is after the Duke to testify - the Mob is after him for revenge - and Walsh is after him to just shut up. If someone else doesn't do the job the two unlikely partners may end up killing each other in this hilarious action-filled blockbuster from producer-director Martin Brest (Beverly Hills Cop).

  • 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!

  • Beethoven [Blu-ray]Beethoven | Blu Ray | (26/06/2017) from £6.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Fall in love with the most famous St Bernard of all time in the original blockbuster, Beethoven. Barely escaping from nefarious dognappers, an adorable puppy named Beethoven adopts the unsuspecting Newton family- and promptly grows up into 185 pounds of romping, drooling, disaster prone dog. Unfortunately, even after proving his canine credential to mom and the kids, the heroic hound gets nowhere with the uptight dad, George (Charles Grodin). When a nasty veterinarian (Dean Jones) makes Beethoven the target of an unspeakable animal experiment, George becomes the only hope for saving the Newtons furriest family member. It s head-over-tails adventure in the most fetching canine comedy ever!

  • BeethovenBeethoven | DVD | (04/08/2008) from £4.17   |  Saving you £7.08 (243.30%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A St. Bernard puppy 'adopts' a new home after escaping from dog thieves. The Newton family just haven't realised the trouble that 185 pounds of dog can get into...

  • Heart And SoulsHeart And Souls | DVD | (16/04/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A comedy about two hearts four souls...and second chances. Robert Downey Jr. stars in this romantic comedy as Thomas Reilly who has the spirits of four departed souls running around his consciousness. Each of the four needs Thomas to complete some unfinished business for them on earth.

  • Muppets - The Great Muppet Caper [1981]Muppets - The Great Muppet Caper | DVD | (06/03/2006) from £4.19   |  Saving you £10.80 (257.76%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Stop the presses! The crime of the century has occurred and investigative reporters Kermit the Frog Fozzie Bear and The Great Gonzo are out to crack the case in this song-filled star-studded extravaganza directed by the legendary Jim Henson. Our heroes arrive in London to interview Lady Holiday (Diana Rigg) a high-fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace has just been stolen. But when Kermit mistakes the lovely receptionist/would be model Miss Piggy for her aristocra

  • So I Married An Axe Murderer [1993]So I Married An Axe Murderer | DVD | (05/09/2005) from £6.49   |  Saving you £-0.50 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Enjoyable on many levels ... OK, it's enjoyable on only one level--if you're a big fan of Mike Myers's screwball idea of funny. That this script had been through a lot of hands in Hollywood before Myers agreed to star in it (using his Wayne's World clout) seems amazing as most of the truly funny bits here seem to be straight from Myers. Most memorable is his role as his own irascible Scottish father, screaming at his youngest son and talking about the Bay City Rollers. But Myers also plays Charlie, a bookshop owner/poet who falls in love with a "hardhearted harbinger of haggis", the local butcher (Nancy Travis), who may also be a serial killer. Mostly enjoyable, but there's also some weird stuff here. Try as you might, you may never rid yourself of the image of Brenda Fricker and Anthony LaPaglia making out. Also features a great soundtrack with Soul Asylum and Toad the Wet Sprocket. --Keith Simanton

  • So I Married An Axe Murderer [Blu-ray] [1993]So I Married An Axe Murderer | Blu Ray | (16/06/2008) from £12.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (53.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Charlie Mackenzie (Mike Myers) is a love-shy poet living in San Francisco who frequents neighborhood coffee houses reciting his tortured odes to unrequited love. Burned by a string of failed relationships Mackenzie's fear of commitment has intensified into outrageous extremes of paranoia. When he finds himself falling for the sweet-faced butcher (Nancy Travis) at his local meat shop he sees it as a final chance for love to overcome his painful cynicism. Feeling he has squelched his nagging fears Mackenzie marries the woman. But his anxiety quickly manifests itself in the conviction that his wife is actually an infamous axe murderer whose antics are described in juicy detail in each week's issue of the Weekly World News...

  • While We're Young [DVD]While We're Young | DVD | (27/07/2015) from £3.15   |  Saving you £3.19 (229.50%)   |  RRP £4.58

    Noah Baumbach writes and directs this comedy starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a childless married couple living in New York who befriend a younger and more exciting couple. Fed up of their friends who pressure them into beginning a family of their own, documentary film-maker Josh (Stiller) and wife Cornelia (Watts) meet hipster couple Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried) and start to enjoy the new and refreshing experiences that come with the territory. However, are Jamie and Darby's motivations for spending time with the older couple as harmless as they seem?

  • King Kong [1976]King Kong | DVD | (21/10/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Dino De Laurentiis' remake of the original hairy monster movie features remarkable special effects by Rick Baker. Fred Wilson (Charles Grodin) head of an oil drilling expedition to the remote island of Micronesia discovers a stow-away on his ship Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges) a zoologist in search of a prehistoric creature fabled to exist on the island. Off the coast of Micronesia they rescue Dwan (Jessica Lange) a beautiful woman shipwrecked in the treacherous seas. On the islan

  • Beethoven's Complete Dog-Gone Collection [DVD]Beethoven's Complete Dog-Gone Collection | DVD | (16/02/2015) from £21.49   |  Saving you £-3.50 (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Includes: Beethoven Beethoven's 2nd Beethoven's 3rd Beethoven's 4th Beethoven's 5th Beethoven's Big Break Beethoven's Christmas Adventure Beethoven's Treasure Tail

  • Midnight Run [Blu-ray]Midnight Run | Blu Ray | (20/04/2015) from £13.48   |  Saving you £6.51 (48.29%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Director Martin Brest rocketed to the top of Hollywood's A list with the blockbuster success of Beverly Hills Cop, and this 1988 follow-up is even better. Midnight Run is a genuine rarity--an action comedy that's dramatically satisfying--thanks to a sharp script by George Gallo, the superb teaming of Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin, and Brest's consummate skill in combining suspense and humour with well-developed characters. De Niro plays a maverick bounty hunter whose latest assignment is Grodin, an accountant accused of embezzling from the Mob. De Niro thinks he's in for an easy job, transporting Grodin (who's afraid to fly) from New York to Los Angeles, but soon discovers that both the FBI and the Mafia are hot on Grodin's trail. Equal parts road trip, action thriller, and a quirky character study, Midnight Run moves at a breakneck pace but still gives De Niro and Grodin time to create rich, memorable performances as two men who seem to be opposites, but gradually develop mutual respect and admiration. Mainstream entertainment at its best. --Jeff Shannon

  • Roman Polanski Collection [1968]Roman Polanski Collection | DVD | (16/08/2004) from £20.98   |  Saving you £4.01 (16.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    A talented musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto and the concentration camps of World War II.

  • Beethoven's 2nd [1994]Beethoven's 2nd | DVD | (07/06/2010) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Beethoven's 2nd, the 1993 sequel to the St Bernard hit, finds big, fluffy Beethoven now at home with gruff-but-lovable dad Charles Grodin, supermum Bonnie Hunt, and their three children. The story continues with Beethoven falling for a female St Bernard and having a litter, unbeknown to Grodin, while the new dog's owner (Debi Mazar) starts angling for benefits from this union. The larger dog pool certainly adds more cuteness and laughs to this follow-up, and Grodin and Hunt--consummate professionals--don't let sequel-itis lower their energy or their wonderfully idiosyncratic way with dialogue. Mazar brings her own edge to the proceedings but in the end, the film's accent is still very much on a feel-good experience for everyone. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com DVD special features: Production notes Cast and Filmmakers' Biographies Theatrical Trailer Running time: 85 minutes approximately

  • The Woman In Red [1984]The Woman In Red | DVD | (06/09/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Shy quiet Teddy Pierce (Gene Wilder) wanted a little adventure. And one day it walked into his life in a red silk dress. Now his wife is packing a gun. His friends are going nuts trying to cover for him and he's about to get caught with his pants down on the six o'clock news. Be very careful of what you want because you just might get it!

  • King Kong [1976]King Kong | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Fred Wilson (Charles Grodin) head of an oil drilling expedition to the remote island of Micronesia discovers a stow-away on his ship Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges) a zoologist in search of a prehistoric creature fabled to exist on the island. Off the coast of Micronesia they rescue Dwan (Jessica Lange) a beautiful woman shipwrecked in the treacherous seas. On the island the expedition witness a mysterious ritual to a strange beast called Kong. They soon realise that Kong is the gigantic ape that Prescott is searching for.

  • King Kong [DVD]King Kong | DVD | (27/02/2017) from £8.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange and Charles Grodin star in this remake of the adventure classic from director John Guillermin. Oil executive Fred Wilson (Grodin) sees the chance to make his fortune when he stumbles upon a remote island whose inhabitants worship a giant ape-god named Kong. Capturing the mighty beast, Wilson brings Kong back to New York, earmarking him as the greatest attraction to come to Broadway. The ape has other ideas, however, as he looks to escape and goes on the rampage through the streets of the Big Apple.

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