"Actor: Dirk Bogarde"

  • Death In Venice [1971]Death In Venice | DVD | (01/06/2006) from £8.08   |  Saving you £5.91 (73.14%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Luchino Visconti's adaptation of the Thomas Mann story Death in Venice is the very definition of sumptuous: the costumes and sets, the special geography of Venice, and the breathtaking cinematography combine to form a heady experience. At the centre of this gorgeousness is Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde in a meticulous performance), a controlled intellectual who unexpectedly finds himself obsessed by the vision of a 14-year-old boy while on a convalescent vacation in 1911. Visconti has turned Aschenbach into a composer, which accounts for the lush excerpts from Mahler on the soundtrack (Bogarde is meant to look like Mahler, too). Even if it tends to hit the nail on the head a little too forcefully, and even if Visconti can test one's patience with lingering looks at crowds at the beach and hotel dining rooms, Death in Venice creates a lushness rare in movies. --Robert Horton

  • Once A Jolly Swagman [DVD]Once A Jolly Swagman | DVD | (24/01/2011) from £6.09   |  Saving you £6.90 (53.10%)   |  RRP £12.99

    British drama about a speedway racer starring Dirk Bogarde. Bill Fox (Bogarde) is a factory worker in 1930s England who quits his job to become a motorbike rider. Success goes to his head and he leaves his wife (Sandra Dorne) for socialite Pat (Renee Asherson) but when tragedy strikes on the track he returns to his wife and joins a union to fight for riders' rights.

  • A Bridge Too Far [Blu-ray]A Bridge Too Far | Blu Ray | (01/01/2009) from £9.19   |  Saving you £3.80 (41.35%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A Bridge Too Far, Official UK region B release, includes trailers, 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio, widescreen 2:35:1

  • 1950s Great British Movies [DVD]1950s Great British Movies | DVD | (22/09/2014) from £12.49   |  Saving you £7.50 (37.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Boxset of four classic films from the 1950s. 'Simba' (1955) is an adventure drama about a man who travels to post-colonial Africa to visit his brother only to find he has been killed by a Kenyan rebel group. When Alan Howard (Dirk Bogarde) arrives in Africa, he soon learns his brother has been killed by the Mau Mau, a group of rebels who are fighting against the newly imposed rule of the white man. Enraged by his brother's murder, Alan decides to stay and put all of his energy into fighting the Mau Mau who he now considers his enemy. However, along the way he falls in love with a neighbouring settler called Mary (Virginia McKenna) who disagrees with his abhorrence of the native people and tries to put an end to his prejudices. 'Sapphire' (1959) is a hard-hitting crime drama exploring racism towards immigrants among the London police and public. Sapphire (Yvonne Buckingham), a fair-skinned West Indian immigrant is discovered hiding in London and murdered. To the police, led by Superintendent Hazard (Nigel Patrick) and Inspector Learoyd (Michael Craig), the case seems clear cut - Sapphire must have been killed by a member of the black community. However, when Sapphire's brother (Earl Cameron) turns up at the police station and Sapphire's true ethnic roots become known, Hazard and Learoyd must face up to the racism of two communities and, quite possibly, their own. 'The Happy Family' stars Stanley Holloway and Kathleen Harrison as a couple who refuse to move from their house as the government reveal their plans to build a Festival Hall on the South Bank. The tenants of the local corner shop, Mr and Mrs Lord (Holloway and Harrison), are the only residents who refuse to make way for the construction - even when the police issue an eviction order. As the family barricade themselves into the shop, the bailiffs must try to think of another way to get them out. Violent Playground (1958) is a tough kitchen sink drama starring Stanley Baker and David McCallum and is set amongst the tough council estates of Liverpool.

  • Darling [DVD]Darling | DVD | (30/03/2015) from £9.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (80.08%)   |  RRP £17.99

    "It's far too pleased with itself. I wince when I see it now", director John Schlesinger observes of his 1965 film, Darling. You can tell why he's embarrassed. Looking back, his swinging 60s' satire about a model (Julie Christie) so keen to get ahead that she ditches her husband and betrays a succession of boyfriends looks hideously dated. With its self-consciously hip dialogue and unnecessary voice-over, the screenplay by Frederic Raphael (who also wrote Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut) doesn't help. Most of the men Christie encounters, whether Laurence Harvey's slick businessman (who can't pass a mirror without preening himself in it) or Dirk Bogarde's neurotic TV pundit (who has delusions of literary grandeur), are as narcissistic as she is. Although this seems to be a cautionary tale about slick, superficial London media and fashion folk, it's obvious that the filmmakers are half in love with the world they're pretending to lampoon. The visual gags--rich, society matrons at a charity event gorging themselves on food or Christie's poster being plastered over an image of a starving child--are heavy-handed in the extreme. Still, Christie is tremendous in the role which established her as an international star (she won an Oscar). However shallow and selfish her character seems, we can't help but warm to her. --Geoffrey Macnab

  • The VictimThe Victim | DVD | (10/04/2006) from £6.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (85.84%)   |  RRP £12.99

    This BAFTA-nominated film starring the great Dirk Bogarde in one of his career-best performances also includes excellent support from Sylvia Syms and Denis Price. The police are after Jack Barrett (Peter McEnery). He has stolen 2 300 from the building construction firm that employs him as a wages clerk. Despite being an ordinary young man of twenty-three years of age he is scared out of his wits by the crisis that is mounting - and they are circumstances beyond his control - Barret

  • Campbell's Kingdom [DVD] [1957]Campbell's Kingdom | DVD | (22/06/2009) from £6.79   |  Saving you £3.20 (47.13%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Campbell's Kingdom

  • Charles Dickens Box Set (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist & A Tale Of Two Cities) [DVD]Charles Dickens Box Set (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist & A Tale Of Two Cities) | DVD | (06/02/2012) from £9.85   |  Saving you £3.14 (31.88%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In Celebration of Charles Dickens' Bi-Centenary, this box set brings together some of the finest ever adaptations of his classic novels: Great Expectations, Oliver Twist and A Tale Of Two Cities Great Expectations:David Lean's adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale of an orphan boy, Pip, who aspires to be a gentleman, won Oscars(r) for Best Art Direction and Cinematography and was nominated for Best Director, Best Picture and Best Writing. Great Expectations stars John Mills as Pip, Martita Hunt as Miss Havisham, Jean Simmons, Finlay Currie and Alec Guinness. Oliver Twist:David Lean's lavish adaptation of Oliver Twist, one of Charles Dickens enduringly popular tales, fully restored. Alec Guinness provides a masterly performance as arch villain Fagin. Also stars Anthony Newley, John Howard Davies, Robert Newton, Kay Walsh and Diana Dors.A Tale Of Two Cities:Highly Acclaimed and digitally remastered adaptation of Charles Dickens' powerful story of love and redemption during the French Revolution, starring Dirk Bogarde as Sidney Carton, a disillusioned lawyer, whose world is turned upside down when events in France encroach on his decadent London life. Dorothy Tutin stars as Lucie Manette.

  • They Who Dare [1953]They Who Dare | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £8.99   |  Saving you £4.00 (44.49%)   |  RRP £12.99

    During World War II a British Commando raiding party who are despatched to Rhodes to destroy German airfields in a mission fraught with danger...

  • Song Without End [DVD]Song Without End | DVD | (06/08/2013) from £3.00   |  Saving you £9.99 (76.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Stunningly filmed in Technicolor and featuring one of the finest musical scores Hollywood has ever produced, Charles Vidor's Song Without End - the 1960 biopic of the virtuoso pianist and composer Franz Liszt won both Oscar (1961) and Golden Globe awards (1961). Dirk Bogarde stars as Franz Liszt.The finest virtuoso pianist of his day, Liszt is the toast of Europe, filling concert halls from Paris to Vienna and playing command performances for the crowned heads of Europe. His interpretations of the works of the great composers are unsurpassed - but he dreams that one day his own compositions will enthrall his adoring crowds. As his fame grows, his personal life falls apart. Already involved in a scandalous affair with a French Countess (Genevieve Page), now he dreams of seducing and marrying a Russian Princess (Capucine) whose love is absolutely forbidden... A musical masterpiece, Song Without End features almost forty beautiful pieces by some of the world's greatest composers including Chopin, Beethoven,Wagner, Bach, Verdi and Schumann as well as works by Liszt himself. Solo piano pieces are performed by the maestro Jorge Bolet, with accompaniment from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Roger Wagner Chorale. Song Without End was to be the final film by Charles Vidor who died before production was complete, with his place taken by George Cukor.

  • Boys in Brown [DVD]Boys in Brown | DVD | (04/02/2013) from £6.59   |  Saving you £6.40 (49.30%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A slice of life in a British Borstal reform institution for young criminals.

  • So Long At The Fair [DVD]So Long At The Fair | DVD | (14/03/2011) from £6.09   |  Saving you £6.90 (53.10%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Vicky Barton (Jean Simmons) and her Brother Johnny take a trip to the 1896 Paris Exhibition. They both stayed at a hotel and booked separate rooms, but something happened? The next morning Vicky discovers her brother has disappeared along with his room and no one even acknowledge his existence. Vicky seems certain her brother was with her and is in search for clues in this mystery filled drama.

  • Victim [Blu-ray]Victim | Blu Ray | (28/07/2014) from £12.13   |  Saving you £2.86 (23.58%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Banned on its original theatrical release in the United States and highly controversial in Britain, this BAFTA-nominated story of deception, blackmail and revenge stars Dirk Bogarde in a brave, career-best performance as a prosperous young barrister with a dark secret. With powerful direction from Basil Dearden and strong supporting performances from both Sylvia Syms and Dennis Price, Victim is featured here in a High Definition transfer made from original film elements in its as-exhibited th.

  • Darling [Blu-ray]Darling | Blu Ray | (30/03/2015) from £12.49   |  Saving you £10.50 (84.07%)   |  RRP £22.99

    "It's far too pleased with itself. I wince when I see it now", director John Schlesinger observes of his 1965 film, Darling. You can tell why he's embarrassed. Looking back, his swinging 60s' satire about a model (Julie Christie) so keen to get ahead that she ditches her husband and betrays a succession of boyfriends looks hideously dated. With its self-consciously hip dialogue and unnecessary voice-over, the screenplay by Frederic Raphael (who also wrote Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut) doesn't help. Most of the men Christie encounters, whether Laurence Harvey's slick businessman (who can't pass a mirror without preening himself in it) or Dirk Bogarde's neurotic TV pundit (who has delusions of literary grandeur), are as narcissistic as she is. Although this seems to be a cautionary tale about slick, superficial London media and fashion folk, it's obvious that the filmmakers are half in love with the world they're pretending to lampoon. The visual gags--rich, society matrons at a charity event gorging themselves on food or Christie's poster being plastered over an image of a starving child--are heavy-handed in the extreme. Still, Christie is tremendous in the role which established her as an international star (she won an Oscar). However shallow and selfish her character seems, we can't help but warm to her. --Geoffrey Macnab

  • Hot Enough For June [DVD] [1964]Hot Enough For June | DVD | (20/07/2009) from £6.79   |  Saving you £3.20 (47.13%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Hot Enough For June

  • Spies on Film 2 [DVD]Spies on Film 2 | DVD | (05/11/2018) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    THE IPCRESS FILE Harry Palmer, a stubbornly insolent sergeant, is seconded to an elite counter-intelligence unit. Palmer and his unit follow the trail of a missing scientist, but when he finds a piece of tape marked IPCRESS in an abandoned warehouse he suddenly becomes a marked man... HOT ENOUGH FOR JUNE Out-of-work author Nicholas Whistler is happy to accept the offer of an all-expenses-paid business trip behind the Iron Curtain. But on his arrival in Prague, everyone including his beautiful and seductive chauffeuse, Vlasta assumes the Czech-speaking Nicholas to be a spy! DEADLIER THAN THE MALE When insurance underwriter Hugh Drummond learns of the deaths of top oil executives at the hands of a pair of beautiful but brutal female assassins he is convinced that it is the work of an international crime syndicate. SOME GIRLS DO Drummond is on the trail of his nemesis, the devious Carl Petersen Peterson is hell-bent on stopping the British military from testing a new and improved fighter airplane and Drummond has to stop him!

  • H.M.S. Defiant [1962]H.M.S. Defiant | DVD | (18/03/2002) from £5.38   |  Saving you £14.61 (271.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Set in 1797 at the beginning of the Napoleonic Wars, HMS Defiant is an enthralling British naval drama made to capitalise upon MGM's epic remake of Mutiny on the Bounty, also released in 1962. Based on the novel Mutiny by Frank Tilsey and starring Alex Guinness as a fair-minded captain locked in psychological conflict with Dirk Bogarde, his manipulative, coldly malicious first officer, the parallels with the famous true story are clear. However there were many naval mutinies at this period and this large-scale saga, which includes some spectacularly staged widescreen naval battles, offers a realistic depiction of life in the British navy at the time--from the press gangs and floggings, to the appalling food and living conditions. Director Lewis Gilbert--who previously helmed Sink the Bismarck! (1960)--strikes a good balance between the personal drama and sweeping maritime adventure. Guinness successfully varies his firm-but-fair officer from The Bridge on the River Kwai, Bogarde is chillingly hateful and Anthony Quayle gives strong support. ITV's recent Hornblower cumulatively offers a more detailed portrait of the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars, though the TV series cannot match the visual scale of this big-screen production. On the DVD: HMS Defiant is presented anamorphically enhanced at 2.35:1, though a little of the original CinemaScope frame is still cropped at the sides. The image is generally very good, though a handful of scenes near the end show considerable print damage and there is an inconstancy of colour grading between some shots. Grain is variable, but not generally a problem, though some unattractive "ringing" from edge enhancement is noticeable, particularly around Alex Guinness when he stands against a bright sky. The sound is in very clear mono with just occasional distortion on the music score. The disc offers the option of watching with dubbed French, German, Italian or Spanish soundtracks. The original trailer is included--under the American title of Damn the Defiant!--as are trailers for three other classic war films. The only other extra features are a small gallery of original publicity materials and three very basic filmographies. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Doctor In The House [1954]Doctor In The House | DVD | (30/09/2002) from £2.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (234.11%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The very first film in the ever popular Doctor series. Here we are first introduced to Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) and follow his hilarious adventures as a student doctor in St. Swithins Hospital - from naive bumbling trainee to his first day as a fully qualified doctor. In these early formative years he learns how to cope with the occupational hazards of being a medical student such as fiery ward sisters frightening surgeons over-knowledgeable patients the eccentricities o

  • Darling [1965]Darling | DVD | (05/03/2007) from £9.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (37.50%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties

  • I Could Go On Singing [DVD]I Could Go On Singing | DVD | (03/06/2013) from £14.83   |  Saving you £3.16 (21.31%)   |  RRP £17.99

    She saved the best for last. In her final film, OscarĀ® winning actress Judy Garland gives the dramatic and show-stopping performance of a lifetime in the role of talented superstar Jenny Bowman. This strong-headed, absent mother turns up in the lives of her ex-lover David (Dirk Bogarde) and their son, rocking the boat in these otherwise still waters. Who can resist a showbiz mum who turns up at boarding school and charms everyone she meets; who sings her way into the heart of a nation. David knows he must, because with the best will in the world, this is a woman strong enough to build a mountain of love and bring it crashing down without looking back. Featuring the powerful title song by Oscar winner Harold Arlen (The Wizard of Oz), as well as unforgettable performances of "By Myself," "It Never Was You," and "Hello, Bluebird", I Could Go On Singing "remains a remarkable achievement...[that] captures the extraordinary excitement and magnetism of Judy Garland." - The Hollywood Reporter.

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