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  • Ponyo [DVD] [2008]Ponyo | DVD | (07/06/2010) from £10.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (63.69%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Welcome to a world of magic and adventure! Academy Award- winning director Hayao Miyazaki brings to life a heart-warming and imaginative retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's classic fairytale The Little Mermaid.

  • Young Frankenstein [1974]Young Frankenstein | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.98   |  Saving you £6.01 (46.30%)   |  RRP £12.99

    If you were to argue Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein ranks among the top-10 funniest movies of all time, nobody could reasonably dispute the claim. Spoofing classic horror in the way that Brooks' previous film Blazing Saddles sent up classic Westerns, the movie is both a loving tribute and a raucous, irreverent parody of Universal's classic horror films Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Filming in glorious black and white, Brooks recreated the Frankenstein laboratory using the equipment from the original Frankenstein (courtesy of designer Kenneth Strickfaden), and this loving attention to physical and stylistic detail creates a solid foundation for non-stop comedy. The story, of course, involves Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) and his effort to resume experiments in re-animation pioneered by his late father. (He's got some help, since dad left behind a book titled How I Did It.) Assisting him is the hapless hunchback Igor (Marty Feldman) and the buxom but none-too-bright maiden Inga (Teri Garr), and when Frankenstein succeeds in creating his monster (Peter Boyle), the stage is set for an outrageous revision of the Frankenstein legend. With comedy highlights too numerous to mention, Brooks guides his brilliant cast (also including Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars and Gene Hackman in a classic cameo role) through scene after scene of inspired hilarity. Indeed, Young Frankenstein is a charmed film, nothing less than a comedy classic, representing the finest work from everyone involved. Not one joke has lost its payoff, and none of the countless gags have lost their zany appeal. From a career that includes some of the best comedies ever made, this is the film for which Mel Brooks will be most fondly remembered. No video library should be without a copy of Young Frankenstein. And just remember--it's pronounced "Fronkensteen". --Jeff Shannon

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [1969]Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (140.28%)   |  RRP £11.99

    Dating from 1969, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has never lost its popularity or its unusual appeal as a star-driven Western that tinkers with the genre's conventions and comes up with something both terrifically entertaining and--typical of its period--a tad paranoid. Paul Newman plays the legendary outlaw Butch Cassidy as an eternal optimist and self-styled visionary, conjuring dreams of banks just ripe for the picking all over the world. Robert Redford is his more level-headed partner, the sharp-shooting Sundance Kid. The film, written by William Goldman (The Princess Bride) and directed by George Roy Hill (The Sting), basically begins as a freewheeling story about robbing trains but soon becomes a chase as a relentless posse--always seen at a great distance like some remote authority--forces Butch and Sundance into the hills and, finally, Bolivia. Weakened a little by feel-good inclinations (a scene involving bicycle tricks and the song "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" is sort of Hollywood flower power), the film maintains an interesting tautness, and the chemistry between Redford and Newman is rare. (A factoid: Newman first offered the Sundance part to Jack Lemmon.) --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com On the DVD: This anamorphic widescreen print of the 2.35:1 Panavision original looks marvellously crisp, highlighting the sepia tinting and washed-out, over-exposed look of the film nicely and making the best of the deep focus cinematography. The mono soundtrack sounds clean and clear in Dolby 2.0. The commentary track is hosted by documentary-maker Robert Crawford with contributions from George Roy Hill, cinematographer Conrad Hall, and lyricist Hal David (who chips in during the "Raindrops" sequence). The 40-minute documentary dates from 1968 and is narrated by director Hill, who talks in detail about the making-of process, comments on his relationship with the three principals (Katharine Ross was the difficult one apparently), and adds little nuggets such as how they sprayed the bull's testicles to make him charge at the end of the bicycle scene. Also included are a series of absorbing 1994 interviews with all the main players: Newman, Redford, Ross, writer William Goldman, and composer Burt Bacharach. Trailers, Production Notes and an Alternate Credit Roll complete an attractive package. --Mark Walker

  • The Croods [DVD] [2013]The Croods | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £7.53   |  Saving you £12.46 (62.30%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed.

  • The Beverly HillbilliesThe Beverly Hillbillies | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.73   |  Saving you £6.26 (93.02%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The day they moved in... Beverly Hills moved out! A family of country bumpkins strikes oil in their backyard and moves from the backwoods of Arkansas to the mean streets of Beverly Hills. There they have to contend with a serious culture clash snobbish neighbors and a golddigging con artist and her boyfriend.

  • Young Frankenstein [Blu-ray] [1974]Young Frankenstein | Blu Ray | (07/10/2013) from £7.99   |  Saving you £2.00 (25.03%)   |  RRP £9.99

    If you were to argue Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein ranks among the top-10 funniest movies of all time, nobody could reasonably dispute the claim. Spoofing classic horror in the way that Brooks' previous film Blazing Saddles sent up classic Westerns, the movie is both a loving tribute and a raucous, irreverent parody of Universal's classic horror films Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Filming in glorious black and white, Brooks recreated the Frankenstein laboratory using the equipment from the original Frankenstein (courtesy of designer Kenneth Strickfaden), and this loving attention to physical and stylistic detail creates a solid foundation for non-stop comedy. The story, of course, involves Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) and his effort to resume experiments in re-animation pioneered by his late father. (He's got some help, since dad left behind a book titled How I Did It.) Assisting him is the hapless hunchback Igor (Marty Feldman) and the buxom but none-too-bright maiden Inga (Teri Garr), and when Frankenstein succeeds in creating his monster (Peter Boyle), the stage is set for an outrageous revision of the Frankenstein legend. With comedy highlights too numerous to mention, Brooks guides his brilliant cast (also including Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars and Gene Hackman in a classic cameo role) through scene after scene of inspired hilarity. Indeed, Young Frankenstein is a charmed film, nothing less than a comedy classic, representing the finest work from everyone involved. Not one joke has lost its payoff, and none of the countless gags have lost their zany appeal. From a career that includes some of the best comedies ever made, this is the film for which Mel Brooks will be most fondly remembered. No video library should be without a copy of Young Frankenstein. And just remember--it's pronounced "Fronkensteen". --Jeff Shannon

  • History Of The World - Part 1 [1981]History Of The World - Part 1 | DVD | (26/12/2005) from £7.97   |  Saving you £5.02 (38.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A little something to offend everyone... Mel Brooks' uproarious version of history proves nothing is sacred as he takes us on a laugh-filled look at what really happened throughout time. His delirious romp features everything from a wild send-up of 2001: A Space Odyssey to the real stories behind the Roman Empire (Brooks plays a stand-up philosopher at Caesar's Palace) the French Revolution (Brooks as King Louis XVI) and the Spanish Inquisition (a splashy song-a

  • Dillinger [DVD] [1973]Dillinger | DVD | (26/04/2010) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (46.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    ... He was the gangster's gangster! After a shoot-out kills five FBI agents in Kansas City the Bureau target John Dillinger as one of the men to hunt down. Waiting for him to break Federal law they sort out several other mobsters while Dillinger's bank robbing exploits make him something of a folk hero. Escaping from jail he finds Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson have joined the gang and pretty soon he is Public Enemy Number One. Now the G-men really are after him.

  • The Last Picture Show [1971]The Last Picture Show | DVD | (26/11/2001) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (141.45%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Based on the novel by Larry McMurty The Last Picture Show is a more bitter than bittersweet drama about growing up and winding down in the dusty nowhere town of Anarene, Texas, during 1951-52. Unusually shot in black and white while the rest of Hollywood was going psychedelic in 1971, it's an interesting contrast with the rock 'n' roll nostalgia of American Graffiti (the films share a key moment in which the boy who is leaving town gives a precious car to his stay-at-home friend and both make oblique references to Vietnam). It visits a recent past already nostalgic for a heroic Western era and discovers that whatever was wonderful has already gone by the time of these teenagers. Introspective Timothy Bottoms and outgoing Jeff Bridges are best friends and stalwarts of the school's losing football team. Cybill Shepherd is the blonde teen queen who innocently spreads chaos, ditching long-time boyfriend Bridges to run with a richer, faster set. She steals Bottoms away from an older married woman (Cloris Leachman) which prompts a vicious falling-out between Bottoms and Bridges. As the kids run around heedless, the town's older generation remember their own wilder days and wonder how they came to be so unhappy. Ben Johnson, in Academy Award-winning form, is "Sam the Lion", the wise old cowboy who runs the movie house and pool hall. He muses about his long-ago affair with Shepherd's feisty mother (Ellen Burstyn), who is currently throwing herself at a callous oilman stud (Clu Gulager). A soap in essence but director Peter Bogdanovich plays it as a John Ford-style "closing of the frontier" Western, with ugly-beautiful images of a West that has swapped cattle for oil but failed to strike it rich. He layers in evocative snatches of Hank Williams among the whistling winds and the whining locals. It perhaps has a tragedy too many in its last act and can't quite work up the tears with an actual martyrdom, but it does deliver a signature line of wistful regret, "nothing's been right since Sam the Lion died".On the DVD: this is an anamorphic widescreen 1.85:1 version of the 121-minute 1974 re-release, with one additional scene for Eileen Brennan's waitress, now labelled "the director's cut". It boasts a great sounding mono track, with alternate soundtracks and subtitles in a bunch of languages; a tiny promo piece from 1974 with a Bogdanovich interview; a solid hour-long retrospective documentary with interviews from a lot of the cast and crew (including future director Frank Marshall, an assistant and bit-player) and some trailers. Oddly, Bogdanovich has done a full-length commentary for Orson Welles' Citizen Kane but not for his own best film. --Kim Newman

  • Gambit [DVD]Gambit | DVD | (04/03/2013) from £3.59   |  Saving you £14.40 (80.00%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Harry Deane (Colin Firth) is a man with a plan. Art curator for media tycoon Lord Lionel Shahbandar (Alan Rickman), Harry devises an elaborate plot to con Shahbandar into purchasing a fake Monet painting.

  • A Troll In Central Park [1994]A Troll In Central Park | DVD | (06/10/2003) from £4.99   |  Saving you £1.00 (16.70%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A friendly troll with a magic green thumb grows one flower too many for the queen whose laws require all trolls to act meanly...

  • Ponyo [DVD] [2008]Ponyo | DVD | (07/06/2010) from £11.49   |  Saving you £8.50 (42.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Welcome to a world of magic and adventure! Academy Award- winning director Hayao Miyazaki brings to life a heart-warming and imaginative retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's classic fairytale The Little Mermaid.

  • American Gods [DVD] [2017]American Gods | DVD | (31/07/2017) from £12.99   |  Saving you £0.01 (0.08%)   |  RRP £13.00

    When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew. Little does Shadow know, this storm will change the course of his entire life. Left adrift by the recent, tragic death of his wife, and suddenly hired as Mr. Wednesday's bodyguard, Shadow finds himself in the centre of a world that he struggles to understand. It's a hidden world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, like Technology and Media. Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, and reclaim some of the influence that they've lost. As Shadow travels across the country with Mr. Wednesday, he struggles to accept this new reality, and his place in it.

  • The Croods (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + UV Copy)The Croods (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + UV Copy) | Blu Ray | (09/12/2013) from £14.83   |  Saving you £15.16 (50.60%)   |  RRP £29.99

    The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed.

  • Beavis and Butthead Do AmericaBeavis and Butthead Do America | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £9.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (37.50%)   |  RRP £15.99

    When their TV is stolen Beavis & Butt Head hit the road in their hilarous film debut that proves what millions of fans already know; Beavis & Butt-Head RULE!

  • Wonder Woman - Complete Season 1Wonder Woman - Complete Season 1 | DVD | (15/08/2005) from £9.39   |  Saving you £0.60 (6.00%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Meet the United States' secret and most beautiful weapon in the fight against tyranny: Wonder Woman! Season 1 of 'Wonder Woman' (the Pilot movie and 13 regular episodes) retains the World War II era of the super heroine's early comic book adventures. Also captured is the exuberant tone of a comic book come to screen life as the warrior princess (empowered by her sense of a woman's worth and by the mysterious substance Feminum that's found only on her remote native isle) battle

  • Double, Double Toil And Trouble [1993]Double, Double Toil And Trouble | DVD | (20/09/2004) from £5.38   |  Saving you £8.61 (61.50%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Make way for spells witches wizards and adventure! It's Halloween the scariest funnest event of Fall. But for Lynn and Kelly Farmer (Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen) something scarier could happen. A slump in the family business means the Farmers will lose their home - unless the spirited twins find a way to save it!

  • My Little Pony - The Movie [1986]My Little Pony - The Movie | DVD | (02/06/2003) from £17.98   |  Saving you £-15.99 (-803.50%)   |  RRP £1.99

    Feature length fun with the polychromatic equine quadrupeds. Trouble is brewing in the Volcano Of Doom where the evil Hilda and her daughters are cooking up a purple ooze called 'Smooze'. The ponies with Megan's help go in search of the Flutter Ponies their last and only hope....

  • Danielle Steel's Fine Things [1990]Danielle Steel's Fine Things | DVD | (17/04/2006) from £4.84   |  Saving you £1.15 (19.20%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Devoted to his work but emotionally unfulfilled Bernie achieves his romantic dream when he meets and eventually marries beautiful divorcee Liz. Their new life together with her young daughter Jane is blissfully happy until Liz is fatally stricken with cancer soon after the birth of their son. Heartbroken Bernie and eight-year old Jane struggle to come to terms with their tragic loss. Suddenly out of the blue arrives Jane's natural father an ex-convict. He demands money in excha

  • High AnxietyHigh Anxiety | DVD | (26/12/2005) from £8.98   |  Saving you £4.01 (30.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In this perceptive sidesplitting homage to Hichcock films director star and writer Mel Brooks plays the average American guy psychiatrist Richard Thorndyke (as in Roger Thorndike Cary Grant's character in North By Northwest) who's terrified of heights. He becomes the new chief of the Institute for the Very Very Nervous where things are not what they seem and it's not long before Richard finds himself embroiled in murder deception and other hilarious situations

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