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  • Muriel's Wedding [1995]Muriel's Wedding | DVD | (12/02/2001) from £7.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (50.00%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Ever since the late 1970s when the Australian New Wave was in full surge, Down Under directors have delivered movies that often hit you like news from another planet. Offbeat characters, weird narrative twists and a tart mixture of laughs and catastrophe--this is the juice that fuels such flicks as Proof, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Strictly Ballroom, Heavenly Creatures and, most certainly, Muriel's Wedding. Directed by PJ Hogan (who would go on to helm the Hollywood hit My Best Friend's Wedding), this little gem follows tradition by featuring an authentic misfit: Muriel (Toni Collette), a great, overweight horse of a girl obsessed with getting married and the music of ABBA. Appropriately, we first meet Muriel at a wedding, all trussed up in a leopardskin number she's boosted for the occasion. When her snotty peers insist that she give up the bridal bouquet to someone who might actually get hitched, when one of the guests turns out to be a clerk in the very store where Muriel ripped off her outfit, you've just got to laugh, she's such an unmitigated mess. A loser, her philandering politician father (Bill Hunter) calls her--along with his doormat wife and his other couch-potato offspring. But this movie's no exercise in geek-bashing. As Muriel takes up with feisty Rhonda (Rachel Griffiths) and moves from Porpoise Spit to the big city, her good-hearted grin and zest for life draw us in despite hilarious gaffes and mishaps. (Making out with a boy for the first time, Muriel suddenly finds herself awash in styrofoam: the oaf has unzipped the beanbag chair instead of her skin-tight leather pants.) Muriel's Wedding covers territory Hollywood would banish from a comedy--Rhonda's cancer, the suicide of Muriel's mother, a marriage of convenience to an arrogant athlete--yet, like its heroine, it never loses its sense of humour, its will to move on to whatever good thing might happen next. Everyone in the idiosyncratic cast is terrific, but it's Toni Collette's Dancing Queen who makes Muriel's Wedding a cinematic celebration you won't forget. --Kathleen Murphy

  • Sanctum (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) [2011]Sanctum (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (13/06/2011) from £40.48   |  Saving you £-10.49 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £29.99

    The 3D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth.

  • Sanctum [DVD] [2011]Sanctum | DVD | (13/06/2011) from £3.00   |  Saving you £16.99 (85.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The 3D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth.

  • Romper Stomper [1992]Romper Stomper | DVD | (17/04/2006) from £4.85   |  Saving you £5.14 (51.50%)   |  RRP £9.99

    You've never seen anything like it. An utterly engrossing story of rampaging neo-Nazi skinheads that may well be one of the most disturbing films. It's intoxicating violence and willingness to suspend moral judgement on its hypnotic characters make the film complex. Emotionally powerful and never afraid to portray the ugly destructive face of ignorance and prejudice 'Romper Stomper' excites disturbs and boldly challenges the viewer. Winner of 3 Australian Institute Awa

  • Chopper [2000]Chopper | DVD | (14/10/2002) from £3.89   |  Saving you £2.10 (35.10%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Based on the true-life story of one of Australia's most notorious criminals

  • Sanctum [Blu-ray]Sanctum | Blu Ray | (14/05/2012) from £9.98   |  Saving you £15.01 (60.10%)   |  RRP £24.99

    If there's an undersea adventure with high-tech equipment, macho posturing, and lots of underwater photography, you know James Cameron must be swimming around the vicinity. Add the fact that Sanctum was released to theaters in 3-D, and it's clinched. Cameron served as executive producer to this crazy tale of a cave-diving expedition forced to improvise when a typhoon inundates their New Guinea location. (The film, shot in Australia, is allegedly based on a true event by co-screenwriter Andrew Wight, but it might be safe to conclude that the original incident was a jumping-off point for the high melodrama on display here.) A globetrotting billionaire (Ioan Gruffudd, of Fantastic Four) is underwriting this exploration of a hidden cave maze, which explains why he gets to bring his girlfriend (Alice Parkinson) along. As a measure of their thrill-seeking habits, we are told they met on an Everest climb. The cave-diving boss is a crusty old pro (Richard Roxburgh), who is rough on his underlings and even rougher on his teenage son (Rhys Wakefield); naturally, the cataclysm that follows will be an occasion for some extreme father-son fence mending. As cornball as these elements are, and as generally toneless as director Alister Grierson's ear is with the dialogue scenes, Sanctum does work up some bona fide thrills: the sheer power of water is unleashed at a few memorable spots, as is the panic of losing an oxygen tank at a crucial moment. It's also pretty brutal, with a steep body count and a few grotesque bits of bodily injury. It ought to be easy to dismiss Sanctum as a silly piece of boy's adventure, but--curse you, Cameron!--one must admit that the thing is awfully effective. --Robert Horton

  • Sanctum (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)Sanctum (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (26/11/2012) from £5.99   |  Saving you £26.00 (651.63%)   |  RRP £29.99

    From executive producer James Cameron (Avatar) comes a thrilling underwater adventure based on true events. Master cave diver Frank McGuire and his team have been exploring the least accessible, uncharted and dangerous underwater labyrinth on Earth. When a tropical storm cuts off their only escape route, they must find an exit to make it out alive. In Earth's inner sanctum, make just one mistake and no one will know you were ever there. Special Features: Deleted Scenes Feature Commentary Sanctum: The Real Story Nullarbor Dreaming

  • Sanctum [Blu-ray] [2011]Sanctum | Blu Ray | (13/06/2011) from £4.99   |  Saving you £20.00 (80.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    The 3D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth.

  • SpotswoodSpotswood | DVD | (28/08/2006) from £9.99   |  Saving you £-6.00 (-150.40%)   |  RRP £3.99

    A coldblooded management consultant infamous for downsizing every firm he comes into contact with re-examines his own morals and values when his latest assignment puts him face to face with those affected by such actions.

  • Romper Stomper [1992]Romper Stomper | DVD | (14/03/2005) from £11.17   |  Saving you £5.82 (34.30%)   |  RRP £16.99

    An utterly engrossing story of rampaging neo-Nazi skinheads that may well be one of the most disturbing films. It's intoxicating violence and willingness to suspend moral judgement on its hypnotic characters make the film complex. Emotionally powerful and never afraid to portray the ugly destructive face of ignorance and prejudice 'Romper Stomper' excites disturbs and boldly challenges the viewer. Winner of 3 Australian Institute Awards including Best Actor (Russell Crowe) f

  • Holy Smoke [2000]Holy Smoke | DVD | (29/04/2002) from £7.92   |  Saving you £2.07 (20.70%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A beautiful woman goes backpacking in India in search of adventure but finds a guru with more than enlightenment on his mind.

  • Spotswood [DVD] [1991]Spotswood | DVD | (04/02/2002) from £6.45   |  Saving you £-2.46 (-61.70%)   |  RRP £3.99

    Spotswood (Aka The Efficiency Expert)

  • Holy Smoke / Hideous Kinky [2000]Holy Smoke / Hideous Kinky | DVD | (03/02/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Holy Smoke: An Australian family try to rescue their daughter Ruth who has embraced the teachings of an Indian guru called Baba. They enlist the help of an American Counsellor who specialises in reconditioning the minds of members of religious cults. Hideous Kinky In the early 70's Julia escapes grey London and a failed relationship with her two daughters aged six and eight and heading to Morocco in search of adventure. The two girls enjoy the colour and life of Marrakech but the city has less to offer a pennilesss mum. It's only when Julia meets the charming Bilal that her life is transformed.

  • Hard And Brutal - Scum / Romper Stomper / Chopper [1979]Hard And Brutal - Scum / Romper Stomper / Chopper | DVD | (06/10/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Scum: Alan Clarke's Scum shows a vicious system and doesn't pull any of the punches - or kicks - so relentlessly deployed in the battles between rivals in the power stakes that incarceration promotes. It's the brutal story of life in a modern-day Borstal. Run by the violence and cruelty of both inmates and officers the system is a jungle which brutalizes all within its walls. Carlin who has been transferred from another Borstal for retaliation against violent officers is thrown into this human quagmire - and what follows is a harsh and bitter battle for survival. He realises that the only way is by beating the system at its own game and eventually erupts as leader of a bloody climatic riot. Romper Stomper: Violent but never gratuitous emotionally powerful and never afraid to portray the ugly destructive face of prejudice Romper Stomper excites disturbs and boldly challenges the viewer. Its angry raw story about a brutal lawless group of skinheads is a savage kick in the guts. This is no simplistic street-gang film but a rivetting portrayal of the hopelessness and blind hatred of youth that is both controversial and profound. Chopper: An extraordinary movie about an extraordinary man the highly acclaimed and award winning Chopper is the boldest and grittiest Australian film in decades. Brimming with dangerous excitement and stunning innovation the sensational debut of rock director Andrew Dominik is an exhilarating sharp shock to the system revealing the no-holds-barred story of the notorious Oz criminal Mark 'Chopper' Read. Told in flashback as Read serves one of his many prisons sentences this extreme biography charts the brutal carnage and wicked sense of humour of a man who supposedly committed nineteen vicious murders and got away with it. Mixing startling facts from his nine best-selling books including 'How To Shoot Friends and Influence People ' with stylish pulp fiction to paint an astonishing portrait of a larger-than-life legend Chopper is funny fascinating and frightening and features a show-stopping central performance from Eric Bana Australia's top stand-up comedian.

  • Chopper [UMD Universal Media Disc]Chopper | UMD | (29/08/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

  • Ultimate Film - Assault On Precinct 13 / Romper Stomper / American YakuzaUltimate Film - Assault On Precinct 13 / Romper Stomper / American Yakuza | DVD | (28/08/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Romper Stomper: An utterly engrossing story of rampaging neo-Nazi skinheads that may well be one of the most disturbing films. It's intoxicating violence and willingness to suspend moral judgement on its hypnotic characters make the film complex. Emotionally powerful and never afraid to portray the ugly destructive face of ignorance and prejudice 'Romper Stomper' excites disturbs and boldly challenges the viewer. Winner of 3 Australian Institute Awards including Best Actor (Russell Crowe) film critics have hailed Romper Stomper as one of the most brilliant provocative and truly exciting motion pictures to appear on the screen. (Dir. Geoffrey Wright 1992) Assault On Precinct 13: Isolated cut off inside an abandoned police station a handful of cops and some convicts on their way to Death Row must join forces and defend themselves against the gang called Street Thunder who have taken a blood oath to destroy. From the director of Halloween and The Thing Assault On Precinct 13 combines elements of the classic western and modern thriller to create a cult favorite. (Dir. John Carpenter 1976) American Yakuza: In America they call it the Mafia. In Japan they call it Yakuza. When they meet they call it war! Viggo Mortensen and Michael Nouri star in this explosive action-thriller about the first American accepted into the savage brotherhood of Japan's criminal underworld. Sent to infiltrate the American arm of the Yakuza FBI agent Nick Davis (Mortensen) rises through the ranks of assassins and is soon adopted into the powerful Tendo crime family. His work brings him into brutal conflict with not only the Italian mob run by Dino Campanela (Nouri) and hotheaded enforcer Vic (Nicky Katt Boiler Room) but also a hard-nosed FBI task force guided by unscrupulous Agent Littman (Robert Forster Jackie Brown). Caught dead center in a war between the Yakuza the mob and the FBI Davis must decide what's more important: his old loyaltiesor his new bond of blood. (Dir. Frank Coppello 1995)

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