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  • Le Mans '66 DVD [2019]Le Mans '66 DVD | DVD | (23/03/2020) from £6.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Based on a true story, an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, are dispatched by Henry Ford II with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new race car with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship.

  • Le Mans '66 BD [Blu-ray] [2019]Le Mans '66 BD | Blu Ray | (23/03/2020) from £11.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Based on a true story, an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, are dispatched by Henry Ford II with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new race car with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship.

  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin [2001]Captain Corelli's Mandolin | DVD | (25/03/2002) from £4.22   |  Saving you £15.03 (507.77%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz star in this epic tale of love and war on a Greek island during World War Two.

  • Little Women [1995]Little Women | DVD | (17/03/1994) from £3.00   |  Saving you £16.99 (566.33%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The flaws are easily forgiven in this beautiful version of Louisa May Alcott's novel. A stirring look at life in New England during the Civil War, Little Women is a triumph for all involved. We follow one family as they split into the world, ending up with the most independent, the outspoken Jo (Winona Ryder). This time around, the dramatics and conclusions fall into place a little too well, instead of finding life's little accidents along the way. Everyone now looks a bit too cute and oh, so nice. As the matron, Marmee, Susan Sarandon kicks the film into a modern tone, creating a movie alive with a great feminine sprit. Kirsten Dunst (Interview with the Vampire) has another showy role. The young ensemble cast cannot be faulted, with Ryder beginning the movie in a role akin to light comedy and crescendos to a triumphant end worthy of an Oscar. --Doug Thomas

  • Hostiles [DVD]Hostiles | DVD | (30/04/2018) from £4.03   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    1892, New Mexico - legendary Army captain Joseph J. Blocker (Christian Bale) undertakes one final mission before retirement: escort Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi) - a dying Cheyenne war chief - and his family back to sacred tribal lands. After 20 years of violent struggle, this gesture of peace is as unthinkable as it is harrowing. Together they battle against a punishing landscape and the brutality of men alike, coming to the rescue of a young widow (Rosamund Pike) amidst the carnage of her murdered family. Two great warriors, once rivals across the battlefield, must learn to trust each other and find peace in an unforgiving land. A heroic odyssey of survival, HOSTILES becomes a story not about the miles travelled nor the battles fought, but the journey towards respect, reconciliation and forgiveness.

  • The Dark Knight Trilogy [Blu-ray] [Region A & B & C]The Dark Knight Trilogy | Blu Ray | (18/12/2017) from £34.00   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Christopher Nolan's award-winning The Dark Knight Trilogy includes BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. BATMAN BEGINS explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good. In THE DARK KNIGHT, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague Gotham. However, he soon finds himself prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker. In THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Batman has vanished into the night, turning from hero to fugitive after assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent. However, with the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose has devised a ruthless plan for Gotham, Bruce is forced out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane. Features: Batman Begins SPECIAL FEATURES The Dark Knight IMAX® Prologue Tankman Begins: A Batman Begins spoof. Batman The Journey Begins: Concept, design and development of the film as well as the casting of Batman himself. Shaping Mind and Body: Observe Christian Bale's transformation into Batman. Gotham City Rises: Witness the creation of Gotham City, the Batcave, Wayne Manor and more. Cape and Cowl: The development of the Batsuit. Batman The Tumbler: The reinvention of the Batmobile. Path to Discovery: A look at the first week filming on rugged and remote Iceland locations. Saving Gotham City: The development of miniatures, CGI and effects for the monorail chase scene. Genesis of the Bat: A look at the Dark Knight's incarnation and influences on the film. Reflections on Writing Batman Begins with David S. Goyer. Digital Batman: The effects you may have missed. Batman Begins Stunts ¢ Confidential Files: Discover facts and story points not in the film. Stills Gallery and Theatrical Trailer Dark Knight SPECIAL FEATURES Batman Tech The Incredible Gadgets and Tools Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of The Dark Knight Delve into the Psyche of Bruce Wayne and the World of Batman Through Real-World Psychotherapy Gotham Tonight 6 Episodes of Gotham Cable's Premier News Program The Galleries The Joker Cards, Concept Art, Poster Art, Production Stills, Trailers & TV Spots The Dark Knight Rises OVER THREE HOURS OF BONUS FEATURES THE BATMOBILE Witness all five Batmobiles together for the first time in history. Dive deep into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman's arsenal as you journey through the birth and evolution of this technological marvel and cultural icon. ENDING THE KNIGHT A comprehensive look into how director Christopher Nolan and his production team made The Dark Knight Rises the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend. AND MUCH MORE!

  • Howl's Moving Castle (DOUBLE PLAY) [DVD]Howl's Moving Castle (DOUBLE PLAY) | DVD | (25/06/2012) from £15.59   |  Saving you £9.40 (60.30%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, Japan's premier animator and co-founder of Studio Ghibli, takes viewers on an amazing animated adventure that celebrates the power of love to transform and the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

  • Le Mans '66 4K UHD + BD [Blu-ray] [2019]Le Mans '66 4K UHD + BD | Blu Ray | (23/03/2020) from £16.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Based on a true story, an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, are dispatched by Henry Ford II with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new race car with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship.

  • The Big Short [Blu-ray] [2015]The Big Short | Blu Ray | (23/05/2016) from £6.16   |  Saving you £5.08 (103.67%)   |  RRP £9.98

    The true story of several remarkable contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble and subprime mortgage market had become, figured out how to short the market and make a killing during the financial collapse of 2008.

  • Batman Begins [Blu-ray] [2005]Batman Begins | Blu Ray | (14/07/2008) from £6.49   |  Saving you £16.50 (254.24%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Christian Bale stars in director Christopher Nolan's new take on the origin of the legendary superhero.

  • The Big Short [DVD]The Big Short | DVD | (23/05/2016) from £3.79   |  Saving you £3.20 (84.43%)   |  RRP £6.99

    The true story of several remarkable contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble and subprime mortgage market had become, figured out how to short the market and make a killing during the financial collapse of 2008.

  • The Dark Knight Trilogy [Blu-ray] [Region Free]The Dark Knight Trilogy | Blu Ray | (03/12/2012) from £15.48   |  Saving you £2.50 (20.02%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Batman Begins As a young boy Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of him--a trauma that leads him to become obsessed with revenge. But the opportunity to avenge his parents' deaths is cruelly taken away from him by fate. Fleeing to the East where he seeks counsel with the dangerous but honorable ninja cult leader known as Ra's Al-Ghul Bruce returns to his now decaying Gotham City which is overrun by organized crime and other dangerous individuals manipulating the system. Meanwhile Bruce is slowly being swindled out of Wayne Industries the company he inherited. The discovery of a cave under his mansion along with a prototype armored suit leads him to assume a new persona one which will strike fear into the hearts of men who do wrong; he becomes Batman!!! In the new guise and with the help of rising cop Jim Gordon Batman sets out to take down the various nefarious schemes in motion by individuals such as mafia don Falcone the twisted doctor/drug dealer Jonathan 'The Scarecrow' Crane and a mysterious third party who is quite familiar with Wayne and waiting to strike when the time is right. The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan returns to direct the follow up to his own 2005 blockbuster 'Batman Begins' with Christian Bale once again suited up as 'The Dark Knight'. Gotham City previously a playground for organised crime and petty thieves has been cleaned up under the ever watchful eye of Batman. With the continued help of Lt James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and determined District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) Batman continues to round up the remaining criminals plaguing it. As the opening sequence quickly shows a new threat has emerged. The Joker! brought to life again this time by the late Heath Ledger (Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner). With his eerie grin and wicked laugh mixed with pyschotic madness he unleashes a new danger to the people of Gotham amidst all his chaos. As Batman struggles to bring the madman to justice his alter-ego Bruce Wayne is caught in a love triangle as Rachel Dawes' (Maggie Gyllenhaal) relationship with Harvey Dent grows stronger. Knowing that Harvey may be the 'White Knight' required to bring continued peace to Gotham Batman hopes that for the last time his skills and arsenal of equipment will be needed to stop the crazed villain before the city falls back into turmoil! - (Michael Woodhall) The Dark Knight Rises It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night turning in that instant from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous however is the emergence of Bane a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again Batman may be no match for Bane.

  • The Dark Knight Rises (Blu-ray + UV Copy)[Region Free]The Dark Knight Rises (Blu-ray + UV Copy | Blu Ray | (17/04/2019) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £26.99

    Of all the "most anticipated" movies ever claiming that title, it's hard to imagine one that has caused so much speculation and breathless expectation as Christopher Nolan's final chapter to his magnificently brooding Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Though it may not rise to the level of the mythic grandeur of its predecessor, The Dark Knight Rises is a truly magnificent work of cinematic brilliance that commandingly completes the cycle and is as heavy with literary resonance as it is of-the-moment insight into the political and social affairs unfolding on the world stage. That it is also a full-blown and fully realized epic crime drama packed with state-of-the-art action relying equally on immaculate CGI fakery and heart-stopping practical effects and stunt work makes its entrée into blockbuster history worthy of all the anticipation and more. It deserves all the accolades it will get for bringing an opulently baroque view of a comic book universe to life with sinister effectiveness. Set eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, TDK Rises finds Bruce Wayne broken in spirit and body from his moral and physical battle with the Joker. Gotham City is at peace primarily because Batman took the fall for Harvey Dent's murder, allowing the former district attorney's memory to remain as a crime-fighting hero rather than the lunatic destructor he became as Two-Face. But that meant Batman's cape and cowl wound up in cold storage--perhaps for good--with only police commissioner Jim Gordon in possession of the truth. The threat that faces Gotham now is by no means new; as deployed by the intricate script that weaves themes first explored in Batman Begins, fundamental conflicts that predate his own origins are at the heart of the ultimate struggle that will leave Batman and his city either triumphant or in ashes. It is one of the movie's greatest achievements that we really don't know which way it will end up until its final exhilarating moments. Intricate may be an understatement in the construction of the script by Nolan and his brother Jonathan. The multilayered story includes a battle for control of Wayne Industries and the decimation of Bruce Wayne's personal wealth; a destructive yet potentially earth-saving clean energy source; a desolate prison colony on the other side of the globe; terrorist attacks against people, property, and the world's economic foundation; the redistribution of wealth to the 99 percent; and a virtuoso jewel thief who is identified in every way except name as Catwoman. Played with saucy fun and sexy danger by Anne Hathaway, Selina Kyle is sort of the catalyst (!) for all the plot threads, especially when she whispers into Bruce's ear at a charity ball some prescient words about a coming storm that will tear Gotham asunder. As unpredictable as it is sometimes hard to follow, the winds of this storm blow in a raft of diverse and extremely compelling new characters (including Selina Kyle) who are all part of a dance that ends with the ballet of a cataclysmic denouement. Among the new faces are Marion Cotillard as a green-energy advocate and Wayne Industries board member and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a devoted Gotham cop who may lead Nolan into a new comic book franchise. The hulking monster Bane, played by Tom Hardy with powerful confidence even under a clawlike mask, is so much more than a villain (and the toughest match yet for Batman's prowess). Though he ends up being less important to the movie's moral themes and can't really match Heath Ledger's maniacal turn as Joker, his mesmerizing swagger and presence as demonic force personified are an affecting counterpoint to the moral battle that rages within Batman himself. Christian Bale gives his most dynamic performance yet as the tortured hero, and Michael Caine (Alfred), Gary Oldman (Gordon), and Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox) all return with more gravitas and emotional weight than ever before. Then there's the action. Punctuated by three or four magnificent set pieces, TDKR deftly mixes the cinematic process of providing information with punches of pow throughout (an airplane-to-airplane kidnap/rescue, an institutional terrorist assault and subsequent chase, and the choreographed crippling of an entire city are the above-mentioned highlights). The added impact of the movie's extensive Imax footage ups the wow factor, all of it kinetically controlled by Nolan and his top lieutenants Wally Pfister (cinematography), Hans Zimmer (composer), Lee Smith (editor), and Nathan Crowley and Kevin Kavanaugh (production designers). The best recommendation TDKR carries is that it does not leave one wanting for more. At 164 minutes, there's plenty of nonstop dramatic enthrallment for a single sitting. More important, there's a deep sense of satisfaction that The Dark Knight Rises leaves as the fulfilling conclusion to an absorbing saga that remains relevant, resonant, and above all thoroughly entertaining. --Ted Fry

  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin [DVD] [2001]Captain Corelli's Mandolin | DVD | (18/04/2011) from £6.95   |  Saving you £13.04 (187.63%)   |  RRP £19.99

    In keeping with Hollywood's time-honored tradition of turning celebrated novels into cinematic spectacles director John Madden brings Louis de Berniere's acclaimed 1994 work 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin' to life. Set on the Greek island of Cephalonia in 1940 the film tells the story of the beautiful Pelagia (Penelope Cruz) who lives with her father Dr. Iannis (John Hurt) and is engaged to local fisherman Mandras (Christian Bale). When Mandras leaves the island to fight for his country against the approaching German army Pelagia is left behind to worry and wait for a letter which never arrives. In the meantime the Italian army occupies Cephalonia and Pelagia and Dr. Iannis receive a new visitor into their home. Captain Antonio Corelli (Nicolas Cage) a romantic opera lover with a passion for playing the mandolin annoys Pelagia with his free-spirited personality but it is this charm that eventually wins her heart. Soon the two are head-over-heels in love only for Mandras to return...

  • Pocahontas [Blu-ray][Region Free]Pocahontas | Blu Ray | (21/05/2012) from £10.69   |  Saving you £-2.70 (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.99

    True to the spirit of a great Disney classic, this extraordinary film bursts with music and adventure from Just Around the Riverbend, and now, for the first time, witness it all in high definition on Blu-ray.Along the edgewaters of Virginia, Pocahontas, the free-spirited daughter of Chief Powhatan, watches as a mysterious shipload of English settlers arrives, led by the greedy Governor Ratcliffe and the courageous Captain John Smith. Along with her playful pals, Meeko, a mischievous raccoon, and feisty hummingbird, Flit, Pocahontas develops a strong friendship with Captain Smith. But when tensions mount between their two very different cultures, Pocahontas seeks the lively wisdom of Grandmother Willow to help her find a way for everyone to live together in peace.Winner of two Academy Awards (1995) for Best Song ('Colours Of The Wind) and Best Musical Score, Pocahontas surrounds you with the riches of another glowing winner in Disney's animated hit parade!

  • Nolan 4K Collection [Blu-ray] [2018]Nolan 4K Collection | 4K UHD | (01/10/2018) from £66.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    DUNKIRK: Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. BATMAN BEGINS: After travelling the world seeking the means to fight injustice, Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham City and unleashes his alter ego, Batman, who uses strength, intellect and high-tech weaponry to fight evil. THE DARK KNIGHT: Batman continues his war on crime with the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and Harvey Dent as rising criminal mastermind The Joker unleashes anarchy, forcing Batman closer to crossing the line between hero and vigilante. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: Eight years after Batman vanished into the night as a fugitive, things change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar and the emergence of Bane, a ruthless terrorist who drives Bruce wayne out of exile. INCEPTION: Fugitive Dom Cobb is the best there is at extraction: stealing secrets from a dreamer's mind. Now he has a chance at inception - planting an idea into the subconscious - and success may mean his ticket home. INTERSTELLAR: A team of explorers travel beyond this galaxy through a newly discovered wormhole to learn whether mankind has a future among the stars. THE PRESTIGE: Two young, passionate magicians are partners until one fateful night, when a trick goes horribly wrong. Now the bitterist of enemies, they will stop at nothing, including sabotage, to learn each other's secrets. SPECIAL FEATURES: Includes Special Features on 7 Blu-Ray Bonus Discs Technical Details: 4K: DUNKIRK; 2160p Ultra High Definition 16x9 1.78/2.20 Hybrid 4K: BATMAN BEGINS; 2160p Ultra High Definition 16x9 2.4:1 4K: THE DARK KNIGHT; 2160p Ultra High Definition 16x9 2.4:1 4K: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES; 2160p Ultra High Definition 16x9 2.4:1 4K: INCEPTION; 2160p Ultra High Definition 16x9 2.40:1 4K: INTERSTELLAR; 2160p Ultra High Definition 16x9 2.40:1 4K: THE PRESTIGE; 2160p Ultra High Definition 16x9 2.35:1 Blu-ray: DUNKIRK; 1080p High Definition 16x9 1.78/2.20 Hybrid Blu-ray: BATMAN BEGINS; 1080p High Definition 16x9 2.40:1 Blu-ray: THE DARK KNIGHT; 1080p High Definition 16x9 Variable 2.4:1 and 1.78:1 (IMAX Sequences) Blu-ray: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES; 1080p High Definition 16x9 Variable 2.4:1 and 1.78:1 (IMAX Sequences) Blu-ray: INCEPTION; 1080p High Definition 16x9 2.4:1 Blu-ray: INTERSTELLAR; 1080p High Definition 16x9 2.4:1 Blu-ray: THE PRESTIGE; 1080p High Definition 16x9 2.4:1 Special Features: Special Features are not in 4K or HDR and may not be in High Definition. Extras: DUNKIRK: Join director Christopher Nolan and his production team on their epic journey to recreate the miracle of Dunkirk. Equipped with large-format cameras, innovative effects, historic naval and air fleets and sccores of actors, the filmmakers surmounted staggering challenges in order to create an accurate authentic and heart-pounding cinematic experience. BATMAN BEGINS: The Dark Knight IMAX Prologue, Tankman Begins: A Batman Begins Spoof, Batman - The Journey Begins: Concept, design and development of the film as well as the casting of Batman himself, Shaping Mind and Body: Observe Christian Bale's transformation into Batman, Gotham City Rises: Witness the creation of Gotham City, the Batcave, Wayne Manor and more, Cape and Cowl: The development of the Batsuit, Batman - The Tumbler: The reinvention of the Batmobile, Path to Discovery: A look at the first week filming on rugged and remote Icelandic locations, Saving Gotham City: The development of miniatures, CGI and effects for the monorail chase scene, Genesis of the Bat: A look at the Dark Knight's incarnation and influencers of the film, Reflections of Writing Batman Begins with David S. Goyer, Digital Batman: the effects you may have missed, The Batman Begins Stunts, Confidential Files: Discover facts and story points not in the film, Stills Gallery and Theatrical Trailer. THE DARK KNIGHT: Blu Ray Movie with focus points - Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a scene: Director Christopher Nolan and Creative Colaborators Unmask the Incredible Detail and Planning Behind the Film, Including Stunt Staging, Filming in IMAX, the Batsuit and Bat-pod...and More!, Special Features; Batman Tech - The Incredible Gadgets and Tools, Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight - Delve into the Psyche of of Bruce Wayne and the World of Batman Through Real-World Psychology, Gotham Tonight - 6 episodes of Gotham Cable's Premier News Programme, The Galleries - The Joker Cards, Concept Art, Poster Art, Production Stills, Trailers & TV Spots. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: Over three hours of bonus features including; The Batmobile - Witness all five Batmobiles together for the first time in history. Dive deep into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman's arsenal as you journey through the birth and evolution of this technological marvel and cultural icon, Ending the Knight - A comprehensive look into how director Christopher Nolan and his production team made The Dark Knight Rises the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend, and much more! INCEPTION: The Inception of Inception - Christopher Nolan Shapes His Unusual Concepts for the Movie, The Japanese Castle: The Dream is Collapsing - Creating and Destroying the Castle Sets, Constructing Paradoxical Architecture - Designing the Staircase to Nowhere, The Frieght Train - Constructing the Street-Faring Express Train, And More! INTERSTELLAR: Plotting an Interstellar Journey - Origins, influences and narrative designs, Shooting in Iceland: Miller's Planet/Mann's Planet - Creating two vastly different worlds in one country, Celestial Landmarks - How practical special effects five the illusion of real space travel, Minatures in Space - Explore the large-scale models used in the film, And More! THE PRESTIGE: Director's Notebook: The Prestige - The Cinematic Sleight of Hand of Cristopher Nolan: 5 Making-of Featurettes, The Art of The Prestige: Production Photos, Costumes/Sets, Behind-the-Scenes Photos and Poster Art Galleries.

  • The Dark Knight [2008]The Dark Knight | DVD | (08/12/2008) from £4.89   |  Saving you £18.10 (370.14%)   |  RRP £22.99

    The Caped Crusader returns in this eagerly anticipated sequel to "Batman Begins". A new terror is coursing through Gotham courtesy of The Joker.

  • The Dark Knight Rises (DVD + UV Copy)The Dark Knight Rises (DVD + UV Copy) | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.99   |  Saving you £18.00 (360.72%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Of all the "most anticipated" movies ever claiming that title, it's hard to imagine one that has caused so much speculation and breathless expectation as Christopher Nolan's final chapter to his magnificently brooding Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Though it may not rise to the level of the mythic grandeur of its predecessor, The Dark Knight Rises is a truly magnificent work of cinematic brilliance that commandingly completes the cycle and is as heavy with literary resonance as it is of-the-moment insight into the political and social affairs unfolding on the world stage. That it is also a full-blown and fully realized epic crime drama packed with state-of-the-art action relying equally on immaculate CGI fakery and heart-stopping practical effects and stunt work makes its entrée into blockbuster history worthy of all the anticipation and more. It deserves all the accolades it will get for bringing an opulently baroque view of a comic book universe to life with sinister effectiveness. Set eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, TDK Rises finds Bruce Wayne broken in spirit and body from his moral and physical battle with the Joker. Gotham City is at peace primarily because Batman took the fall for Harvey Dent's murder, allowing the former district attorney's memory to remain as a crime-fighting hero rather than the lunatic destructor he became as Two-Face. But that meant Batman's cape and cowl wound up in cold storage--perhaps for good--with only police commissioner Jim Gordon in possession of the truth. The threat that faces Gotham now is by no means new; as deployed by the intricate script that weaves themes first explored in Batman Begins, fundamental conflicts that predate his own origins are at the heart of the ultimate struggle that will leave Batman and his city either triumphant or in ashes. It is one of the movie's greatest achievements that we really don't know which way it will end up until its final exhilarating moments. Intricate may be an understatement in the construction of the script by Nolan and his brother Jonathan. The multilayered story includes a battle for control of Wayne Industries and the decimation of Bruce Wayne's personal wealth; a destructive yet potentially earth-saving clean energy source; a desolate prison colony on the other side of the globe; terrorist attacks against people, property, and the world's economic foundation; the redistribution of wealth to the 99 percent; and a virtuoso jewel thief who is identified in every way except name as Catwoman. Played with saucy fun and sexy danger by Anne Hathaway, Selina Kyle is sort of the catalyst (!) for all the plot threads, especially when she whispers into Bruce's ear at a charity ball some prescient words about a coming storm that will tear Gotham asunder. As unpredictable as it is sometimes hard to follow, the winds of this storm blow in a raft of diverse and extremely compelling new characters (including Selina Kyle) who are all part of a dance that ends with the ballet of a cataclysmic denouement. Among the new faces are Marion Cotillard as a green-energy advocate and Wayne Industries board member and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a devoted Gotham cop who may lead Nolan into a new comic book franchise. The hulking monster Bane, played by Tom Hardy with powerful confidence even under a clawlike mask, is so much more than a villain (and the toughest match yet for Batman's prowess). Though he ends up being less important to the movie's moral themes and can't really match Heath Ledger's maniacal turn as Joker, his mesmerizing swagger and presence as demonic force personified are an affecting counterpoint to the moral battle that rages within Batman himself. Christian Bale gives his most dynamic performance yet as the tortured hero, and Michael Caine (Alfred), Gary Oldman (Gordon), and Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox) all return with more gravitas and emotional weight than ever before. Then there's the action. Punctuated by three or four magnificent set pieces, TDKR deftly mixes the cinematic process of providing information with punches of pow throughout (an airplane-to-airplane kidnap/rescue, an institutional terrorist assault and subsequent chase, and the choreographed crippling of an entire city are the above-mentioned highlights). The added impact of the movie's extensive Imax footage ups the wow factor, all of it kinetically controlled by Nolan and his top lieutenants Wally Pfister (cinematography), Hans Zimmer (composer), Lee Smith (editor), and Nathan Crowley and Kevin Kavanaugh (production designers). The best recommendation TDKR carries is that it does not leave one wanting for more. At 164 minutes, there's plenty of nonstop dramatic enthrallment for a single sitting. More important, there's a deep sense of satisfaction that The Dark Knight Rises leaves as the fulfilling conclusion to an absorbing saga that remains relevant, resonant, and above all thoroughly entertaining. --Ted Fry

  • Terminator Salvation [DVD]Terminator Salvation | DVD | (23/11/2009) from £5.38   |  Saving you £14.61 (271.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This is the film "Terminator" fans have been waiting for - to witness the post apocalyptic war between the machines and the human resistance!

  • The Dark Knight Trilogy [DVD]The Dark Knight Trilogy | DVD | (03/12/2012) from £15.99   |  Saving you £-2.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £11.99

    Batman BeginsAs a young boy Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of him - a trauma that leads him to become obsessed with revenge. But the opportunity to avenge his parents' deaths is cruelly taken away from him by fate. Fleeing to the East where he seeks counsel with the dangerous but honorable ninja cult leader known as Ra's Al-Ghul Bruce returns to his now decaying Gotham City which is overrun by organized crime and other dangerous individuals manipulating the system. Meanwhile Bruce is slowly being swindled out of Wayne Industries the company he inherited. The discovery of a cave under his mansion along with a prototype armored suit leads him to assume a new persona one which will strike fear into the hearts of men who do wrong; he becomes Batman! In the new guise and with the help of rising cop Jim Gordon Batman sets out to take down the various nefarious schemes in motion by individuals such as mafia don Falcone the twisted doctor/drug dealer Jonathan 'The Scarecrow' Crane and a mysterious third party who is quite familiar with Wayne and waiting to strike when the time is right. Special Features: Inner Demons Comic Batman: The Journey begins Shaping Mind and Body Batman: The Tumbler Gotham City Rises Saving Gotham City Genesis of the Bat Confidential Files The Dark KnightChristopher Nolan returns to direct the follow up to his own 2005 blockbuster 'Batman Begins' with Christian Bale once again suited up as 'The Dark Knight'. Gotham City previously a playground for organised crime and petty thieves has been cleaned up under the ever watchful eye of Batman. With the continued help of Lt James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and determined District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) Batman continues to round up the remaining criminals plaguing it. As the opening sequence quickly shows a new threat has emerged. The Joker! Brought to life again this time by the late Heath Ledger (Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner). With his eerie grin and wicked laugh mixed with psychotic madness he unleashes a new danger to the people of Gotham amidst all his chaos. As Batman struggles to bring the madman to justice his alter-ego Bruce Wayne is caught in a love triangle as Rachel Dawes' (Maggie Gyllenhaal) relationship with Harvey Dent grows stronger. Knowing that Harvey may be the 'White Knight' required to bring continued peace to Gotham Batman hopes that for the last time his skills and arsenal of equipment will be needed to stop the crazed villain before the city falls back into turmoil! - (Michael Woodhall) Special Features: Gotham Uncovered - How Christopher Nolan and his team developed the new Bat-suit and Bat-pod and composer Hans Zimmer musically characterized The Joker's reign of chaos Behind the Film - Including stunt staging filming in IMAX and the new bat suit and bat pod The Dark Knight IMAX Scenes - View these 6 action-packed sequences Gotham Tonight - 6 episodes of Gotham Cable's premier news programme The Galleries - Poster art and production stills The Dark Knight RisesIt has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night turning in that instant from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous however is the emergence of Bane a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again Batman may be no match for Bane. Special Features: The Batmobile - Witness all five Bat mobiles together for the first time in history. Dive deep into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring pinnacle of technology as the most awe-inspiring weapon in birth and evolution of this technological marvel and cultural icon The Prologue: High-Altitude Hijacking - Ending the Knight - See how Christopher Nolan and his filmmaking team staged the film's high-flying opening sequence Return to the Batcave - Witness the reconstruction of the Batcave with time-lapse photography Beneath Gotham - Director Christopher Nolan and the production designers discuss the design and build of Bane's lair The Bat Pod - Director Christopher Nolan gives Batman a new mode of transportation in The Dark Knight Rises Batman Vs. Bane - The filmmakers and actors reveal how they planned and shot the epic fight sequence between Batman and Bane Armory Accepted - See how special effects and a miniature unit were used to simulate the demolition drop of the Tumbler through the ceiling Gameday Destruction - The filmmakers describe the production plan that went into executing the jaw-dropping demolition sequence at Gotham Stadium Demolishing a City Street - Learn how a series of practical special effects were used to simulate the complete destruction of a city street The Pit - The filmmakers explain the design and construction of two giant vertical sets: the underground prison and the well The Chant - Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer discuss the creation of the chant that formed the basis of the scores The War on Wall Street - Get a glimpse behind the coordination and production of the epic battle for Gotham City Race to the Reactor - Watch how the filmmakers orchestrated the film's climactic chase sequence with multiple Tumblers and the Batpod The Journey of The Dark Knight Character - Get insight into story and thematic choices that structured the final chapter of Bruce Wayne's journey as Batman. Supported by interviews with Christopher Nolan Jonah Nolan and David Goyer Gotham's Reckoning - The filmmakers reflect on their reinvention of Bane and all the elements that went into making him Batman's most lethal enemy and his wardrobe A Girls Gotta Eat - The filmmakers discuss the challenge of bringing an iconic character to life detailing the acting choices fashion training and her tactical-ego of Catwoman Shadows and Light in Large Format - Discover the philosophy and methodology of capturing The Dark Knight Rises on the grand canvas of Imax film. The End of a Legend - The filmmakers give their final thoughts on working on The Dark Knight Rises and what it was like to be a part of Trailer Archive

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