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  • Naked [Blu-ray]Naked | Blu Ray | (22/11/2021) from £16.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture Johnny (David Thewlis) is a frenetic and destructive outsider who tears through the lives of others like an emotional tornado. On the run from Manchester, he seeks sanctuary with his ex-girlfriend Louise (Lesley Sharp) in London, where he immediately targets her vulnerable housemate Sophie (Katrin Cartlidge) with his unique blend of predatory charm. From there he embarks on a nocturnal odyssey across the city, dragging other disaffected souls into his orbit as he spirals towards his own personal apocalypse. Mike Leigh's Cannes-winning film is a masterful, controversial, and totally unforgettable exploration of society in free-fall at the tail end of Thatcher's Britain. Naked has been newly remastered by the BFI National Archive and is available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

  • Critical [DVD] [2015]Critical | DVD | (25/05/2015) from £12.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (92.38%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Critical will be one story, in one place, in one hour - a real-time medical and emotional roller-coaster ride in which every second counts during the most life-threatening hour of a patient's treatment. Lennie James (The Walking Dead, Line of Duty) will lead an ensemble playing locum trauma consultant Glen Boyle. Catherine Walker (Strike Back) plays trauma registrar Fiona Lomas with Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) playing trauma consultant Lorraine Rappaport. Finally, junior doctor Dr. "Harry" Bennett-Edwardes is played by Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat).

  • Booze Cruise - Series 1-3Booze Cruise - Series 1-3 | DVD | (18/09/2006) from £8.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (122.36%)   |  RRP £19.99

    All three comedy-drama features featuring the mis-matched neighbours on another booze cruise to France...

  • Outnumbered - Series 1-5 Box Set [DVD]Outnumbered - Series 1-5 Box Set | DVD | (10/03/2014) from £40.48   |  Saving you £9.51 (23.49%)   |  RRP £49.99

    Behold the complete collection of Outnumbered the semi-improvised awards-winning comedy which has touched the hearts of the nation. Revel in a full five series and seven years with the Brockmans discovering how this chaotic and charming family has grown and matured with us. Outnumbered has redefined the family comedy by bringing it closer to home.

  • I.D. [1995]I.D. | DVD | (02/02/2009) from £6.25   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Intense, ferocious and deeply unsettling, I.D. is an excellent examination of Britain's unsavoury contribution to global culture: football hooliganism. Whereas Alan Clarke's The Firm showed the violence that lurked behind a seemingly normal fa├žade, I.D. posits football hooliganism as a feral temptation. Dedicated, ambitious undercover policeman John (Reece Dinsdale) becomes seduced by the violence of an East London gang, ultimately becoming lost from his regular life with his wife (Clare Skinner). Dinsdale delivers a measured performance that sees him spiral from committed, right-minded policeman to shaven-headed, Nazi-saluting monster, revelling in the violent impulses he embraces with glee and, alarmingly, becoming a hero amongst those he is infiltrating. Warren Clarke is absolutely monstrous as the leader of the hooligan gang, a paragon of bigoted hatred and the embodiment of John's future. Often unnervingly realistic, director Phil Davis is adept at creating riotous mob scenes that chillingly accentuate the world into which John is drawn. It could be said that I.D.'s premise is too thin, and that hooliganism is not addressed in an effective manner, but it is without doubt a chilling character study of the temptation of violence and the horrific influences that lurk in the heart of society. --Danny Graydon

  • Perfect Strangers [2001]Perfect Strangers | DVD | (09/02/2004) from £10.78   |  Saving you £9.21 (85.44%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Perfect Strangers, Stephen Poliakoff's TV drama, depicts an upper-class English family where distrust, dysfunction and despair are guests at the party. "As you know, in all families, things happen", says the cool Lindsay Duncan. That's the premise: things happen, some of them nasty. The family, once "mini-Rothchilds" and still "drowning in money", are gathered together in an opulent hotel for a grand reunion; the only thing wrong with the idea is that many of them are perfect strangers and the event begins to look more like a conference than an event with heart. Into the blend of well-heeled guests comes the Hillingdon contingent led by Raymond (Michael Gambon), the black ram of the family. His son, Daniel, is a surveyor and true to his profession sets about assessing the fault lines running through the family. Underlying it all is a sense of unease so that even pleasantries come across as deeply unpleasant. Raymond warns us that: "Everybody always lies". Drama arises from the emergence of truth and buried bits of the past, as old photographs are screened to family members provoking curiosity about what lies behind the images. Scratch a surface and everywhere there's pain and mystery. Filmed in lavish London settings where everything is clean and sleek, Perfect Strangers makes for slick visual entertainment. Although the dialogue is stilted and at times surreal, the music by Adrian Johnston cannot be faulted. --Joan Byrne

  • Life Begins - Series 1Life Begins - Series 1 | DVD | (18/04/2005) from £8.95   |  Saving you £11.04 (123.35%)   |  RRP £19.99

    From Mike Bullen the creator of Cold Feet. Maggie Mee (Quentin) is a woman who thinks she has life sorted. That is until her husband Phil (Armstrong) walks out on her and their two teenage children. At the age of 39 Maggie discovers that she's back to square one; no husband no job and no money... Britain's most watched drama series of 2004!

  • The Wingless Bird [1996]The Wingless Bird | DVD | (14/04/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Three very different families become linked by the strong-minded Agnes Conway when at the beginning of the First World War she meets the wealthy Farrier clan for the first time...

  • Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse [DVD]Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse | DVD | (14/09/2020) from £16.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    When a mysterious list of names is found in the shoe of a dead woman, one of those named, Mark Easterbrook (Rufus Sewell), begins an investigation into how and why his name came to be there. He is drawn to The Pale Horse, the home of a trio of rumoured witches in the tiny village of Much Deeping. Word has it that the witches can do away with wealthy relatives using the dark arts alone, but as the bodies mount up, Mark is certain there has to be a rational explanation. And who could possibly want him dead? Starring Rufus Sewell, Kaya Scodelario, Georgina Campbell, Rita Tushingham, Sean Pertwee, Bertie Carvel, Claire Skinner Includes subtitles for the Hard Of Hearing

  • i.d. [DVD]i.d. | DVD | (14/05/2012) from £5.38   |  Saving you £1.61 (23.00%)   |  RRP £6.99

    John, an ambitious young copper, is sent undercover into the hardcore football gangs to track down the 'generals' - the shadowy figures who orchestrate the violence. Gradually, the hard drinking, hard fighting macho world proves irresistable and John slowly finds himself turning into one of the thugs he has been sent to destroy.

  • Outnumbered - Series 5 [DVD]Outnumbered - Series 5 | DVD | (10/03/2014) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The Brockmans return older but no wiser in the award-winning comedy that celebrates the daily chaos of family life.  The parents face new challenges now.  Karen has started secondary school where her uncompromising attitude is winning her no friends.  Ben has grown into a massive 13 year old who is grappling with the problems presented by pubescent lust stage fright and man-traps.  While the oldest son Jake hovers on the brink of adulthood beset by poor decision-making about gap years sexual morality and cheap tattoos.Mum and Dad battle their way through all this plus an unsettling barrage of email firestorms missing hamsters vigilante neighbours unwelcome visitors from abroad and a musical version of ‘Spartacus’.

  • Life Is Sweet [1990]Life Is Sweet | DVD | (17/03/2008) from £5.38   |  Saving you £10.61 (197.21%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Life is Sweet is the remarkable story of an unremarkable British family told in the classic tragi-comedy style that is uniquely Mike Leigh's. It covers issues of unemployment anorexia failure nervous breakdown and hope as they affect one suburban London family and their friends and acquaintances. The characters and story were created with and by the actors - giving a special edge and momentum to the unfolding events. Leigh's sharply satirical and unsentimentally compassionate view of life strikes a chord with audiences and critics alike. Life is Sweet brings together an impressive cast - including Alison Steadman ('Let Them Eat Cake') Jim Broadbent ('The Avengers') Jane Horrocks ('Little Voice') and Timothy Spall ('Topsy Turvey') - many of whom have worked with Leigh in the past as has producer Simon Channing-Williams.

  • Catherine Cookson - The Wingless Bird [1996]Catherine Cookson - The Wingless Bird | DVD | (04/06/2007) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-1.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Three very different families become linked by the strong-minded Agnes Conway when at the beginning of the First World War she meets the wealthy Farrier clan for the first time...

  • Life is Sweet + A Running Jump (DVD + Blu-ray)Life is Sweet + A Running Jump (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (25/09/2017) from £7.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Mike Leigh's acclaimed social comedy Life is Sweet is one of the director's finest achievements. Depicting a summer in the life of a modern family at odds with itself, this hilarious yet tragic domestic portrait features a stellar ensemble cast - including Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent and Timothy Spall - and remains a potent and pointed satire. Leigh returns to the colour and terrain of his 1990 classic with A Running Jump. Commissioned by BBC Films and Film 4 to mark the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, the film portrays Perry Conroy's (Eddie Marsan) frenzied efforts to sell a second hand car with the help of his frenetic family. Special Features: Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full credits Other extras TBC UK | 1990 + 2012 | colour | 99 + 35 mins | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | cert 15

  • Inside No 9 - Series 2 [Blu-ray] [2017]Inside No 9 - Series 2 | Blu Ray | (13/02/2017) from £8.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    INCLUDES BEST COMEDY ROSE D'OR WINNER LA COUCHETTE STEVE PEMBERTON AND REECE SHEARSMITH FOLLOW UP THE AWARD-WINNING SERIES 1 WITH ANOTHER ANTHOLOGY OF TALES OF THE GENUINELY UNEXPECTED. Be invited into six more entirely different No. 9s, ranging from the poignant to the unsettlingly scary, but always funny and surprising. Starring alongside Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith (Psychoville, The League of Gentlemen) is a myriad of talent including Sheridan Smith (Cilla), Jack Whitehall (Bad Education, Fresh Meat), Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey), Claire Skinner (Outnumbered), Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones) and Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous). EXTRAS: BEHIND THE SCENES

  • Brass Eye [1997]Brass Eye | DVD | (06/05/2002) from £7.96   |  Saving you £12.03 (60.20%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Chris Morris' Brass Eye is a brilliantly funny spoof on current affairs media that carries on where his previous The Day Today left off. The show ran for one single, contentious series in 1997, to be followed by an even more controversial one-off in 2001. While these episodes might cause offence to those not versed in Morris' satirical methods, and while one occasionally suspects his work is informed by a dark seam of malice and loathing rather than a desire to educate, Brass Eye remains vital satire, magnificently hilarious and, in its own way, fiercely moral viewing. Brass Eye satirises a media far too interested in generating dramatic heat and urgency for its own sake than in shedding light on serious issues. Morris mimics perfectly the house style of programmes such as Newsnight and Crimewatch, with their spurious props and love of gimmickry. Meanwhile his presenter--an uncanny composite of Jeremy Paxman, Michael Buerk and Richard Madeley among others--delivers absurd items about man-fighting weasels in the East End and Lear-esque lines such as "the twisted brain wrong of a one-off man mental" with preposterously solemn authority. Much as the media itself is wont to do, each programme works itself up into a ridiculous fever of moral panic. Most telling is the "drugs" episode, in which, as ever, real-life celebrities, including Jimmy Greaves and Sir Bernard Ingham, are persuaded to lend their name to a campaign against a new drug from Eastern Europe entitled Cake. The satirist's aim here isn't to trivialise concern about drugs but to point up the media's lack of attention to content. A response to the ill-conceived News of the World witch-hunt, in the wake of the Sarah Payne affair, the 2001 "paedophilia" special was the most supremely controversial of the series. It followed the usual formula--duping celebs such as Phil Collins into endorsing a campaign entitled "Nonce Sense", urging parents to send their children to football stadiums for the night for their own safety and mooting the possibility of "roboplegic" paedophiles--and prompted the sort of hysterical and predictable Pavlovian response from the media that Brass Eye lampoons so tellingly. On the DVD: Brass Eye on DVD includes brief outtakes, such as "David Jatt" interviewing celebrities about breeding hippos for domestic purposes, an hilarious exchange with Jeffrey Archer's PA ("He's a very wicked little man") as well as trailers for the paedophilia special.--David Stubbs

  • Eroica [2003]Eroica | DVD | (02/05/2005) from £20.45   |  Saving you £4.54 (22.20%)   |  RRP £24.99

    By the time the first public performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) took place in Vienna in 1805 a privileged few had already heard the work at a private play-through at the Lobkowitz Palace. Nick Dear's award-winning period drama starring Ian Hart as Beethoven brings to life the momentous day that prompted Haydn to remark 'everything is different from today'.

  • Outnumbered - Series 4 [DVD]Outnumbered - Series 4 | DVD | (21/11/2011) from £5.99   |  Saving you £14.00 (233.72%)   |  RRP £19.99

    When is Jake going to bring round his mysterious girlfriend? Why is Karen suddenly so obsessed with 'browsing'? ...and just what is Ben up to with the washing machine? These are just some of the tricky questions facing Pete and Sue in the forth series of hit comedy Outnumbered. A year is a long time in the Brockman household. But older doesn't necessarily mean wiser as the family negotiate a host of new challenges. In this brand new series Jake wrangles with Mum and Dad about the source of his cash flow; Ben baffles his secondary school classmates and teachers with perplexing particle physics theories and Karen has joined a coven of fashion obsessed 9 year-old girls. While shopping may now be a vital pursuit her grasp of logic and reason remain as finely honed as ever. Charity workers beware... Meanwhile Pete and Sue have concerns of their own; next door's Labrador for one and Auntie Angela is back from the states but where's her husband Brick?

  • Outnumbered: Series 1-4 Box Set [DVD]Outnumbered: Series 1-4 Box Set | DVD | (21/11/2011) from £26.98   |  Saving you £8.01 (29.69%)   |  RRP £34.99

    Herein lies all four series and the 2009 Christmas special of Britain's favourite comedy series Outnumbered.That's four school years of spookily familiar and often bafflingly surreal family dilemmas, traversed by Pete and Sue Brockman and their brood. From the seemingly innocent, can I have a biscuit? to progressive theological debate; what would Jesus do if someone stole his mobile? Outnumbered has redefined the family comedy by bringing it closer to home.

  • Moving On Series 2 [DVD]Moving On Series 2 | DVD | (15/11/2010) from £13.98   |  Saving you £9.00 (81.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Moving On: Series 2 (2 Discs)

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