"Actor: David Byrne"

  • CasanovaCasanova | DVD | (23/05/2005) from £6.97   |  Saving you £12.28 (215.06%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Fast paced and edgy this mini-series (first shown on BBC3) alternates between the gripping love triangle involving the young Casanova Henriette and her husband Grimani and the swan song of the world's most notorious lothario! Written by Russell T. Davies creator of 'Queer As Folk' and the scribe behind the new 'Doctor Who'.

  • David Byrne's American Utopia [DVD] [2020]David Byrne's American Utopia | DVD | (11/01/2021) from £11.69   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    'Do we get stupider as we grow up?' In his wildly popular Broadway show American Utopia, David Byrne reflects on human connections, life and how on earth we work through it. He joins the dots with his music and it all starts making sense. Spike Lee here transforms the production into immersive, dynamic cinema that radiates with astounding performances, inventive contemporary dance and political urgency. American Utopia flows like an iridescent dream vision. Work by James Baldwin, Janelle Monáe and Kurt Schwitters is highlighted among exhilarating renditions of Byrne's solo work, as well as Talking Heads classics. According to the multi-hyphenate, we love looking at humans more than anything else. Anti-fascist and anti-racist, Byrne illuminates our responsibility to care for one another as he and his co-performers burn down the house.

  • Casanova [DVD]Casanova | DVD | (22/09/2014) from £8.29   |  Saving you £11.70 (141.13%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Three-part BBC television miniseries about the notorious 18th century lothario, written by Russell T. Davies and starring David Tennant and Peter O'Toole. The aged Casanova (O'Toole) is living out his days as the custodian of a library in Bohemia when he meets young serving girl Edith (Rose Byrne). He begins to tell her about his infamous escapades as a young man (played by Tennant), when he scandalised Europe and was exiled from his native Venice for crimes against the government and church. Wandering through Enlightenment Europe, Casanova reinvents himself constantly as a poet, philosopher, spy, black magician, petty conman and, of course, lover, eventually incurring the wrath of the Venetian ambassador to Britain, Grimani (Rupert Penry-Jones), after he falls in love with his wife, Henriette (Laura Fraser). Wounded in a duel with Grimani, Casanova returns home but is unable to forget the one woman he truly loves.

  • True Stories (1986) [The Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray + CD] [2018]True Stories (1986) | Blu Ray | (28/01/2019) from £27.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    David Byrne's exuberant musical road trip through Texas, in a Bluray edition featuring the complete soundtrack on CD. Music icon David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make this sole foray into feature film directing, an ode to the extraordinariness of ordinary American life and a distillation of what was in his own idiosyncratic mind. Byrne plays a visitor to Virgil, Texas, who introduces us to the citizens of the town during preparations for its Celebration of Specialness. As shot by cinematographer Ed Lachman, Texas becomes a hyperrealistic latecapitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping malls, and prefab metal buildings. In True Stories, Byrne uses his songs to stitch together pop iconography, voodoo rituals, and a singular variety showall in the service of uncovering the rich mysteries that lurk under the surface of everyday experience. DIRECTORAPPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director David Byrne and cinematographer Ed Lachman, with 5.1 surround DTSHD Master Audio soundtrack, supervised by Byrne New documentary about the film's production, featuring members of the cast and crew CD with 23 songs, containing the film's complete soundtrack, compiled here for the first time Real Life (1986), a short documentary by Pamela Yates and Newton Thomas Sigel made on the set of the film No Time to Look Back, a new homage to Virgil, Texas, the fictional town where True Stories is set New programme about designer Tibor Kalman and his influence on Byrne and role in the film, featuring Byrne and Kalman's wife, artist Maira Kalman Deleted scenes Trailer PLUS: An essay by critic Rebecca Bengal, along with new pieces by journalist and author Joe Nick Patoski and Byrne, a 1986 piece by actor Spalding Gray on the film's production, some of the tabloid stories that inspired the film, and a selection of Byrne's preproduction photography and writing about the film's visual motifs

  • Stop Making Sense - Restored Edition (Limited Edition Packaging) [Blu-ray]Stop Making Sense - Restored Edition (Limited Edition Packaging) | Blu Ray | (16/11/2015) from £13.48   |  Saving you £6.51 (48.29%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Widely hailed as the greatest concert movie ever made, director Jonathon Demme's celebrated film captures Talking Heads live at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre in December, 1983. The film's legendary opening sees David Byrne walk only an empty stage and give a mesmerising, stripped-back rendition of Pyscho killer. From here the set and the band literally evolve song by song until both are complete and Byrne appears in his iconic 'big suit'. Capturing the infectious energy of a unique Talking Heads performance, Stop Making Sense is an unforgettable musical cinematic experience.

  • Stop Making Sense - Restored Edition [DVD]Stop Making Sense - Restored Edition | DVD | (16/11/2015) from £8.29   |  Saving you £7.70 (92.88%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Widely hailed as the greatest concert movie ever made, director Jonathon Demme's celebrated film captures Talking Heads live at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre in December, 1983. The film's legendary opening sees David Byrne walk only an empty stage and give a mesmerising, stripped-back rendition of Pyscho killer. From here the set and the band literally evolve song by song until both are complete and Byrne appears in his iconic 'big suit'. Capturing the infectious energy of a unique Talking Heads performance, Stop Making Sense is an unforgettable musical cinematic experience.

  • Intruder [Blu-ray]Intruder | Blu Ray | (16/01/2017) from £13.69   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    It's 10pm the night before Walnut Lakes neighbourhood supermarket closes its doors forever. The owners and night crew have a long shift ahead of them - longer than they think. Weird things start happening. The phone lines are cut, and the night crew start dying, one by one, in the most gruesome ways imaginable.

  • The Hatton Garden Heist [DVD] [2019]The Hatton Garden Heist | DVD | (10/06/2019) from £12.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The Hatton Garden Heist will tell the true story of the most remarkable and lucrative robbery in British history. The story of an ageing gang of grandads, who so nearly got away with it. Analogue criminals in a digital world, this will be the cinematic account of a group of plucky old school bandits (and the one that got away) who went down in a blaze of glory attempting the crime of the century.

  • Swimming Upstream [2003]Swimming Upstream | DVD | (28/11/2005) from £32.37   |  Saving you £-12.38 (-61.90%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The inspirational life story of Australian swimmer, Tony Fingleton.

  • Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense [1994]Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense | DVD | (15/03/2004) from £13.48   |  Saving you £-3.49 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Over the course of three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre in December 1983, filmmaker Jonathan Demme joined creative forces with cinematographer Jordan Cronenweth and Talking Heads ... and miracles occurred. Following a staging concept by singer-guitarist David Byrne, this euphoric concert film transcends that all-too-limited genre to become the greatest film of its kind. A guaranteed cure for anyone's blues, it's a celebration of music that never grows old, fuelled by the polyrhythmic pop-funk precision that was a Talking Heads trademark, and lit from within by the geeky supernova that is David Byrne. The staging--and Demme's filming of it--builds toward an orgasmic release of music, rising from the bare-stage simplicity of Byrne, accompanied only by a boom box on "Psycho Killer" to the ecstatic crescendo of "Burning Down the House", by which time the Heads and additional personnel have all arrived on stage for a performance that seems channelled from heaven for the purpose of universal uplift. (God bless Demme for avoiding shots of the luckiest audience in 80s pop history; its presence is acknowledged but not at the viewer's expense.) With the deliriously eccentric Byrne as ringleader (pausing mid-concert to emerge in his now-legendary oversized suit), this circus of musical pleasure defies the futility of reductive description; it begs to be experienced, felt in the heart, head and bones, and held there the way we hold on to cherished memories. On those three nights in December 1983, Talking Heads gave love, life, and joy in generous amounts that years cannot erode, and Demme captured this act of creative goodwill on film with minimalist artistic perfection. Stop Making Sense is an invitation to pleasure that will never wear out its welcome. --Jeff Shannon

  • The Pogues - Live At The Town And Country Club LondonThe Pogues - Live At The Town And Country Club London | DVD | (05/11/2004) from £11.30   |  Saving you £8.68 (104.45%)   |  RRP £16.99

    The Pogues in the late 80's were one of the bands to be reckoned with Shane McGowen had a reputation and you could guarantee any show would be 'full on'. Never before released on DVD recorded on St. Patrick's Day 1988 this captures The Pogues at their absolute best raw energetic and complete mayhem; as a Pogues gig should be. Kirsty McColl guests on vocals for the infamous ""Fairytale Of New York"" and ""Lullaby Of London"" Joe Strummer and Lynval Golding are amongst a host of other people on stage for this hour of top entertainment. The DVD also includes interviews and backstage fun from the concert as well as a home video of ""Streams Of Whiskey"". Tracklisting: Metropolis / Broad Majestic Shannon / If I Should Fall From Grace With God / Rainy Night In Soho / Thousand Are Sailing / Fairytale Of New York / Lullaby Of London / Dirty Old Town / London's Calling with Joe Strummer / Turkish Song Of The Damned / Fiesta / Irish Rover / Worms / Rudi - A Message To You / Wild Rover

  • Lord Peter Wimsey - Strong Poison [1987]Lord Peter Wimsey - Strong Poison | DVD | (11/02/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Edward Petherbridge stars as the aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey in this who-dun-nit from the pen of Dorothy L. Sayers. Mystery writer Harriet Vane is on trial for the murder of her lover. The evidence seems pretty conclusive. Not an hour after leaving her flat Philip Boyles was found dead in the back of a taxi cab - from arsenic posioning. Wimsey attends the trial and becomes beguiled by the writer. He also becomes convinced of her innocence of the crime. When the jury

  • Intruder (DVD)Intruder (DVD) | DVD | (16/01/2017) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    It's 10pm the night before Walnut Lakes neighbourhood supermarket closes its doors forever. The owners and night crew have a long shift ahead of them - longer than they think. Weird things start happening. The phone lines are cut, and the night crew start dying, one by one, in the most gruesome ways imaginable.

  • Romeo And Juliet [1988]Romeo And Juliet | DVD | (24/05/2004) from £5.08   |  Saving you £7.91 (60.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare's tragic story of young impetuous love thwarted by a bitter Veronese family feud. Romeo heir of the Montague family attends a masquerade dance at the home of the Capulets where he meets Juliet the Capulets' daughter. It is love at first sight. Their love is torn asunder by the feud between their families. It is only after the double suicide of the young lovers that their long divided kinsmen are reconciled in sorrow.

  • Bulldog Breed, The / One Good Turn [1960]Bulldog Breed, The / One Good Turn | DVD | (12/05/2003) from £7.98   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In 1960, Norman Wisdom was left all at sea in The Bulldog Breed. He had already made a farce of the army in The Square Peg (1958), so what better than to join the navy? Back in the real world, the Russians had kick-started the space race putting Sputnik into orbit, so Norman rapidly finds himself selected to be the first Brit in space. Playing to type, the result is excellent physical comedy and copious tomfoolery at the expense of the upper ranks. With support from John Le Mesurier and Edward Chapman (the legendary "Mr Grimsdale") and uncredited appearances from Oliver Reed and Michael Caine, this is a notable British comedy, with an unusually direct reference to the risqué Carry On movies. For his second starring role Norman Wisdom played the oldest orphan of Greenwood Children's Home in 1954's One Good Turn. Not only does he have to find the money to buy one of the orphans a model car, but after a visit to Brighton he discovers Greenwood is due to be closed down by the home's own unscrupulous chairman, a property developer with plans to build a factory on the site. Also starring Thora Hird, One Good Turn was surely a film with a personal resonance for Wisdom who was himself brought-up in an orphanage after his mother died and his father was unable to raise him. As would become a tradition, he contributes a song, "Please Opportunity", and the movie, though produced by Rank, now sits easily in that classic Ealing era where the ordinary man took on the big guys and won. The innocent knockabout humour remains appealing. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Ride, Rise, Roar [DVD]Ride, Rise, Roar | DVD | (30/05/2011) from £5.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (62.50%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Ride Rise Roar is a David Byrne concert film that blends riveting onstage performances with intimate details of the creative collaborations that make the music and performance happen. Shot with multiple cameras over several concerts during the `Songs of David Byrne & Brian Eno Tour the film blends the energy and charisma of classic Talking Heads with the heartfelt pathos of David Byrne and Brian Enos most recent collaboration. Between the songs the film achieves an unprecedented intimacy with David Byrne and the band documenting behind-the-scenes auditions rehearsals and interviews with key players while revealing the creative process that led to the shows unique fusion of pop music and modern dance. Ride Rise Roar is a celebration of Byrnes extensive career as a musician and testifies to the creativity that keeps him going today.

  • RatRat | DVD | (23/08/2004) from £5.38   |  Saving you £0.61 (10.20%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Pete Postlethwaite is Hubert Flynn Dublin bread deliveryman who loves his pint of Guinness his bet on the horses and his wife Conchita in that order. So when he comes home from the pub one evening and changes into a rat Conchita is slow to forgive. Conchita (played to perfection by Imelda Staunton) at first resists her family's eccentric plans for Hubert but when an opportunistic ghost-writer knocks on the door and proposes to put their story in a book and then a film of the book and a book of the film and riches beyond her dreams... she is tempted. So setting the stage for a series of bizarre and comical adventures for Hubert the rat and his family. Rat is the tale of family values little furry folk and one man's struggle to regain his humanity... literally! Special effects by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

  • Two Hands [1999]Two Hands | DVD | (11/02/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Jimmy is a nineteen year old who finds himself in debt to a local gangster. He tries to rob a bank to recover the money owed but all doesn't go to plan...

  • Billy Joel - Live At Yankee Stadium [1990]Billy Joel - Live At Yankee Stadium | DVD | (22/03/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

    One of the biggest selling artists of the twentieth century Billy Joel was the first artist to perform in Yankee stadium. Material covers his entire career - from the early albums to later releases all of which have become radio and live classics. Tracklisting: Opening / Storm Front / I Go To Extremes / Scenes From An Italian Restaurant / The Downeaster 'Alexa' / Pressure / New York State Of Mind / We Didn't Start The Fire / Shout / That's Not Her Style / Miami 2017 / A Matter Of

  • Gundam Wing - Vol. 7Gundam Wing - Vol. 7 | DVD | (04/11/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Centuries in the future in the year After Colony 195 orbiting space colonies surrounds Earth. The colonists are cruelly oppressed by the Earth Alliance which deploys huge humanoid fighting machines called Mobile Suits to control the populace. Behind the tyranny is the secret society called 'Oz' which has infiltrated the Alliance military and steered it towards its repressive course. Now the space colonies are ready to strike back. Five young pilots equipped with advanced mobile suits called Gundams are sent to Earth to wage guerrilla war against Oz and its Alliance puppets. The war to decide humanity's destiny begins! Volume 7 of animated adventures.

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