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  • Shadow Run [1998]Shadow Run | DVD | (29/04/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

    Shadow Run ought to be considerably more interesting than it is--Geoffrey Reeve is an efficient director and both Michael Caine and James Fox turn in icy performances as, respectively, an almost completely ruthless thief and the renegade intelligence man who hires him for that one last big job. Caine in particular is convincing in the half-hearted attacks of compunction that never stop him killing obstacles. Many of the bit-players--Lesley Grantham, for example--do a lot with almost nonexistent parts. The film counterpoints the planning of the heist with the social embarrassments of the fat schoolboy who becomes, by a series of coincidences, too informed about it and, ultimately, Caine's secret sharer. Reeve is rather too in love with the cathedral school background of the subplot and skimps too much on the complicated technical business of getting a computerised security van into a radio blackout zone. Still, the boy is excellent, and Caine's affair with the doomed hooker Rae Baker has some much-needed moments of wit. On the DVD: Disappointingly, the DVD, whose Dolby surround sound does miracles for the scenes of schoolboy choristers, is presented in pan and scan 1.33:1, and has no extra features except for chapter selection and trailers for other films.--Roz Kaveney

  • The Remains of the Day [DVD]The Remains of the Day | DVD | (11/06/2012) from £6.73   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Stevens is the perfect English butler. Now employed by Mr Lewis, the new American owner of Darlington Hall, Stevens has spent the best part of his working life serving Lord Darlington, the host of many prestigious international conferences in the 1930s. It was only when war broke out in 1939, that Lord Darlington's involvement with the Nazi party was uncovered. Now, twenty years later, Stevens realizes that his unquestioning faith and dedication to duty were misplaced, and cost him dearly in his own personal life. Over several years, he carried on an intense relationship with the Estate's attractive young housekeeper, Miss Kenton. But his unwavering sense of duty led Stevens to deny his emotions and eventually drive away the one woman he loved. Now he wants to make amends...An extraordinary story of blind emotion and repressed love, The Remains Of The Day achieved an astounding 8 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress. Anthony Hopkins received the BAFTA Award for the Best Performance by an actor in a leading role.

  • The Bostonians [1984]The Bostonians | DVD | (17/03/2008) from £4.89   |  Saving you £11.10 (69.40%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Vanessa Redgrave (in an Oscar-nominated performance) and Christopher Reeve are the stars of THE BOSTONIANS Merchant Ivory Productions' acclaimed 1984 screen adaptation of the Henry James classic which charts the struggle between two charismatic forces - feminist and a chauvinist - to gain control over the destiny of a spirited young woman. The story takes place in Boston in the aftermath of the American Civil War - a time of political and social turmoil. Verena Tarrant (Madeleine Potter Slaves Of New York) a gifted young orator has attracted the attention of Olive Chancellor (Redgrave) who wished to nurture Verena as an inspirational force for the Woman's Movement But ranged against her is Basil Ransom (Reeve) a handsome male chauvinist who wants Verena as his wife. Against a backdrop of luminous New England landscapes battle is joined and for Olive the struggle will prove an odyssey that forces her to acknowledge her true nature.

  • Superman 1 [DVD]Superman 1 | DVD | (03/05/2010) from £13.48   |  Saving you £-0.49 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

  • Devil's Advocate / Jeepers Creepers / DreamcatcherDevil's Advocate / Jeepers Creepers / Dreamcatcher | DVD | (27/09/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The Devil's Advocate In this modern gothic fable Keanu Reeves plays eager Lomax and Al Pacino is the charismatic firm founder who knows there are cases to be won and souls to be lost. Lomax's life wife (Charlize Theron) and soul are on the line. He's landed a job that's Heaven on Earth...which can lead him straight to hell! Murder By Numbers Sandra Bullock ""redefines the female detective genre"" as Cassie Mayweather a homicide investigator who puts her career in jeo

  • Superman 3 [1983]Superman 3 | DVD | (06/11/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £10.99

  • Superman - The Movie [Blu-ray] [1978]Superman - The Movie | Blu Ray | (18/06/2007) from £6.98   |  Saving you £16.00 (401.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This star-packed extravaganza brings the comic book legend to the screen in grand style. It begins with Superman's scientist dad sending the infant superhero down to earth just as the home planet Krypton explodes into a zillion pieces. Taking up permanent residence on earth the young Superman grows up into super-normal reporter Clark Kent wooing winsome colleague Lois Lane and keeping his true identity hidden from the world. But when three villains led by Lex Luthor come up with a dastardly real estate scheme that involves shoving California into the ocean Clark Kent decides it's time to don his cape and fight the forces of evil.

  • Rear Window [DVD]Rear Window | DVD | (12/04/2010) from £5.38   |  Saving you £-2.39 (N/A%)   |  RRP £2.99

    Jason Kemp a successful architect (Christopher Reeve) is left quadriplegic after a car accident and to pass the time begins to 'spy' on his neighbours in the apartment block opposite. One day he believes he has evidence that a murder has taken place: that sculptor Jason Thorpe a violent philanderer has killed his wife Ilene. Kemp confides in his co-worker Claudia (Daryl Hannah) and then Detective Moore (Robert Forster) who is sceptical about this theory especially after Ilene reappears in the apartment! Kemp knows she is not the same woman but cannot prove it. Who is she and why is she pretending to be Ilene? A psychological thriller that will keep you guessing till the very end.

  • Superman / Superman 2 [1978]Superman / Superman 2 | DVD | (24/09/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £30.99

    Modern blockbuster cinema came of age with the release of three huge science fiction/fantasy extravaganzas in the late 1970s. In 1978 Superman was the last of these, a gigantic hit unfairly overshadowed by Star Wars (1977) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). Christopher Reeve is completely convincing as both Superman and mild-mannered alter ego Clarke Kent, sparking real chemistry with Margot Kidder's fellow reporter Lois Lane. Though the tone becomes lighter and introduces comedy as Superman battles arch-nemesis Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) the film succeeds because Donner plays the titular character straight. From Marlon Brando's heavyweight cameo to the surprisingly wrenching finale, Superman unfolds as an epic modern myth, a spiritual fable for a secular age and a fantastic entertainment for the young at heart. With breathtaking production design, special effects, gorgeous cinematography, thrilling set-pieces, wit, romance and John Williams' extraordinarily rich music score, Superman has the power to make you believe a man can fly.Although Superman II is credited to director Richard Lester the film is largely the work of Richard Donner, who shot 70 per cent of the footage back-to-back with Superman at a staggering combined cost of $55 million. Indeed, while each film works perfectly well alone, together they form four-and-a-half hours of the finest fantasy in cinema history. Superman II sees the release of the three super-villains exiled at the beginning of Superman, then without the need to tell Superman's origins offers a full two hours of rip-roaring comic-book action. The villains, led by a marvellously menacing Terrance Stamp, prove stronger adversaries than Lex Luthor, while Clarke's romance with Lois Lane is developed through polished comedy and a serious subplot in which Superman must chose between love and duty. From an atom bomb on the Eiffel Tower to an epic battle amid the skyscrapers of Metropolis (New York) the action and special effects are superb, the characters portrayed with verve and the story delivered with just the right amount of seriousness. A rousing entertainment very nearly as fine as its predecessor, the wirework battles paved the way for Hong Kong's seminal Zu: Warriors of the Magic Mountain (1983) and ultimately The Matrix (1999).On the DVD: Superman is presented in an extended director's cut which adds eight minutes to the theatrical original. The restored material is so artfully integrated many viewers may not even notice, but it would have been nice to at least have the opportunity to watch the original via seamless branching. The sound has been remixed into extraordinarily powerful Dolby Digital 5.1--the superb main title sequence is worth the price alone--and the anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 image is, except for some unavoidably grainy effects shots, pristine. The commentary by Richard Donner and writer Tom Mankiewicz reveals more about the background than all but the most dedicated fan will ever need to know, while film music aficionados will revel in the opportunity to listen to John Williams' score isolated in Dolby Digital 5.1. On the second side of the disc are a eight alternate John Williams music cues, a selection of deleted scenes and the screen tests of a variety of would-be Lois Lanes, introduced and with optional commentary by casting director Lynn Stalmaster. These are fascinating, and show how right for the part Margot Kidder really was. A DVD-ROM only feature presents the storyboards plus various Web features, while the real highlight is a 90-minute documentary divided into three sections covering pre-production, filming and special effects. The picture quality on all the extras is very good indeed. An enthralling package, DVD doesn't get much better than this. In contrast to the fantastic Superman DVD the Superman II disc is a bare-bones release with the original trailer being the only extra. The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 image is absolutely first-rate, but if Superman can be presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 sound with an isolated score there is absolutely no excuse for the sequel being offered in lacklustre stereo. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Superman / Superman Returns [Blu-ray]Superman / Superman Returns | Blu Ray | (15/06/2009) from £35.08   |  Saving you £-8.09 (-30.00%)   |  RRP £26.99

    Superman: The movie that makes a legend come to life. The planet Krypton is doomed. Only one man Jor-El knows it and rockets his infant son to refuge on a distant world called Earth. As Jor-El's son grows to manhood he learns that he possesses super-powers he must hide from ordinary mortals around him. It takes a big movie to contain the considerable talents of Marlon Brando Gene Hackman Jackie Cooper Glen Ford Margot Kidder Valerie Perrine and at its heart the most human portrayal of the Man of Steel Christopher Reeve. Superman an Academy Award winner (1978) for special achievement in visual effects is more than big enough. Directed by Richard Donner Superman: The Movie makes us believe this epic story all over again. Superman Returns: After the battle with General Zod and his gang of Kryptonian super-villains Superman (Brandan Routh) mysteriously disappears for six years. After searching for more possible survivors from Krypton and finding none Superman returns to Metropolis to re-assume the identity of Clark Kent. Once he returns he discovers that Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) is in a relationship and also has a son. Superman also discovers that Metropolis has learned to live without him causing him to lose his motivation to fight and protect. To make matters worse Superman's old nemesis Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) has devised a plan to defeat the Man of Steel for good. Superman must put his troubles behind him in order to protect his lost love and the city who lost faith in him.

  • Superman - Ultimate CollectionSuperman - Ultimate Collection | DVD | (04/12/2006) from £94.48   |  Saving you £-44.49 (N/A%)   |  RRP £49.99

    This 13 disc monolith of a box set brings together Superman new and old in one fantastic box set. Featuring awesome special editions of the original four films plus the 2 disc version of Superman Returns this is the ultimate compendium for the true Superman fan. The box set comprises: 1. Superman: The Movie - 4 Disc Special Edition 2. Superman II - 3 Disc Special Edition 3. Superman III - 2 Disc Deluxe Edition 4. Superman IV - 2 Disc Deluxe Edition 5. Superman Returns - 2 Disc Edition For individual synopses please refer to the individual titles.

  • Superman: The Movie (4 Disc Special Edition) [1978]Superman: The Movie (4 Disc Special Edition) | DVD | (20/11/2006) from £29.68   |  Saving you £-7.69 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £21.99

    To commemorate the recent release of Superman Returns this fantastic 4 disc Special Edition of the original with have fans (metaphorically) salivating in the aisles! Featuring the original 1978 cut plus the 2001 extended edition commentary from Richard Donner and a whole host of archival footage additional scenes and screen tests this is truly the most definitive Superman box set ever! The movie that makes a legend come to life. The planet Krypton is doomed. Only one man Jor-El knows it and rockets his infant son to refuge on a distant world called Earth. As Jor-Els son grows to manhood he learns that he possesses super-powers he must hide from ordinary mortals around him. It takes a big movie to contain the considerable talents of Marlon Brando Gene Hackman Jackie Cooper Glen Ford Margot Kidder Valerie Perrine and at its heart the most human portrayal of the Man of Steel Christopher Reeve. Superman an Academy Award winner (1978) for special achievement in visual effects is more than big enough. Directed by Richard Donner Superman: The Movie makes us believe this epic story all over again.

  • The Bostonians [1984]The Bostonians | DVD | (28/04/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Vanessa Redgrave (in an Oscar-nominated performance) and Christopher Reeve are the stars of THE BOSTONIANS Merchant Ivory Productions' acclaimed 1984 screen adaptation of the Henry James classic which charts the struggle between two charismatic forces - feminist and a chauvinist - to gain control over the destiny of a spirited young woman.The story takes place in Boston in the aftermath of the American Civil War - a time of political and social turmoil. Verena Tarrant (Madeleine Potter Slaves Of New York) a gifted young orator has attracted the attention of Olive Chancellor (Redgrave) who wished to nurture Verena as an inspirational force for the Woman's Movement But ranged against her is Basil Ransom (Reeve) a handsome male chauvinist who wants Verena as his wife. Against a backdrop of luminous New England landscapes battle is joined and for Olive the struggle will prove an odyssey that forces her to acknowledge her true nature.

  • Rear Window [1998]Rear Window | DVD | (06/01/2003) from £10.50   |  Saving you £-7.25 (N/A%)   |  RRP £1.99

    Jason Kemp a successful architect (Christopher Reeve) is left quadriplegic after a car accident and to pass the time begins to 'spy' on his neighbours in the apartment block opposite. One day he believes he has evidence that a murder has taken place: that sculptor Jason Thorpe a violent philanderer has killed his wife Ilene. Kemp confides in his co-worker Claudia (Daryl Hannah) and then Detective Moore (Robert Forster) who is sceptical about this theory especially after Ilene reappears in the apartment! Kemp knows she is not the same woman but cannot prove it. Who is she and why is she pretending to be Ilene? A psychological thriller that will keep you guessing till the very end.

  • The AviatorThe Aviator | DVD | (25/07/2005) from £9.78   |  Saving you £3.21 (24.70%)   |  RRP £12.99

    High-Flying Action And Heartwarming Romance. Christopher Reeve (Superman) and Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction) star in this thrilling post-World War I drama about survival romance and the resilience of the human spirit. Co-starring Oscar nominee Jack Warden and Tyne Daly 'The Aviator' soars with adventure. As a solo pilot for the nation's newly-formed airmail service Edgar Anscombe (Reeve) a man haunted by a tragic memory has made a career of keeping to himself over the

  • Switching Channels [1987]Switching Channels | DVD | (15/01/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Tonight's New: Romance... Scandal... Intrigue... And that's just behind the camera! A television anchorwoman finds herself caught between a handsome tycoon and her lunatic ex-boss / ex-husband. With only a few hours to say 'I Do' the ex-husband still in love with her leaps into action to cancel the tycoon and scoop her back. The fourth remake of the famous stageplay 'The Front Page'.

  • The Thing / Vampires / Village Of The DamnedThe Thing / Vampires / Village Of The Damned | DVD | (03/10/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The Thing (1982): Horror-meister John Carpenter teams Kurt Russell's outstanding performance with incredible visuals to build this chilling version of the classic The Thing. In the winter of 1982 a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100 000 years. Soon unfrozen the shape-shifting alien wreaks havoc creates terror and becomes one of them... John Carpenter's Vampires (1998): In the blood-chilling tradition of Halloween and Village Of The Damned comes John Carpenter's unique vision of the ultimate killing machines vampires. Forget everything you've ever heard about vampires warns Jack Crow (James Woods) the leader of Team Crow a relentless group of mercenary vampire slayers. When master Vampire Valek (Thomas Ian Griffith) decimates Jack's entire team Crow and the sole team survivor Montoya (Daniel Baldwin) set out in pursuit. Breaking all the rules Crow and Montoya take one of Valek's victims hostage. The beautiful prostitute (Sheryl Lee) is their sole psychic link to Valek and through her senses they will track down the leader of the undead. As Valek nears the climax of his 600 year search for the Berziers cross Jack and the new Team Crow do everything humanly possible to prevent him from possessing the only thing that can grant him and all vampires the omnipotent power to walk in the daylight... Village Of The Damned (1995): From the master of suspense John Carpenter comes a chilling new version of the sci-fi classic. Something is terribly wrong in the tiny village of Midwich. After an unseen force invades a quiet coastal town 10 women mysteriously find themselves pregnant. Local physician Dr. Alan Chaffee (Reeve) and government scientist Dr. Susan Verner (Alley) join forces when the women simultaneously give birth...and the reign of terror begins. In what the New York Times calls one scarifying trip the people of Midwich must try to find a way to stop the children in the Village Of The Damned.

  • The Bostonians (the Merchant Ivory Collection)The Bostonians (the Merchant Ivory Collection) | DVD | (06/09/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The daughter of a faith healer is forced to choose between her mother's religious activities and her desire to use her speaking ability to further the women's suffragette movement. To complicate matters more the man she loves is strongly opposed to the feminist cause.

  • Morning Glory [1993]Morning Glory | DVD | (15/08/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Superman 2 [1980]Superman 2 | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £16.16   |  Saving you £3.83 (19.20%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A nuclear explosion in outer space has freed rebel General Zod and his evil cohorts from their captivity in a fragment of Kryptonite. Having been banished from Krypton for their treachery against Jor-El they now plot revenge on his son - Superman. Arch villain Lex Luthor offers his services to Zod. Meanwhile Lois Lane has finally discovered Clark Kents identity. Will Superman surrender his superhuman powers to marry her or will he save the city of Metropolis? Original cast members from Superman create a blend of thrills humour and humanity that makes this sequel great fun for the whole family.

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