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  • Escape From New York [Blu-ray] [2018]Escape From New York | Blu Ray | (26/11/2018) from £10.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The year is 1997 and in a police state future the island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum security prison. The rules are simple: once you're in, you don't come out. But when the President of the United States (Donald Pleasence) crash lands an escape pod into the centre of the city after fleeing a hijacked plane, a ruthless prison warden (Lee Van Cleef) bribes ex-soldier and criminal Snake Plisskin into entering the hazardous Manhattan and rescuing the distraught president from the twisted world of New York and from the demented clutches of its new ruler The Duke (Isaac Hayes) in John Carpenter's cyber-punk, action, suspense spectacular. Extras: Purgatory: Entering John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Writer Nick Castle, cinematographer Dean Cundey, composer Alan Howarth, production designer Joe Alves, special visual effects artist/model maker Gene Rizzardi, production assistant David De Coteau, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, Carpenter biographer John Muir, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys, and music historian Daniel Schweiger. Snake Plissen: Man of Honor featurette from 2005 featuring interviews with John Carpenter and Debra Hill Intro by John Carpenter - an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003 Deleted Opening Sequence Snake's Crime with Optional Audio Commentary Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes Original Trailers Audio Commentary with actor Kurt Russell & director John Carpenter Audio Commentary with Producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves Big Challenges in Little Manhatten: Visual effects featurette from 2015, features interviews with both Dennis Skotak, Director of Photography of Special VFX, and Robert Skotak, Unit Supervisor and Matte Artist I am Taylor - Interview with actor Joe Unger from 2015 Audio Commentary with actress Adrienne Barbeau & DOP Dean Cundey

  • Escape From New York (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray) [2019]Escape From New York (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (18/03/2019) from £21.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    John Carpenter's classic Escape from New York has been stunningly restored in 4K. The year is 1997 and in a police state future the island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum security prison. The rules are simple: once you're in, you don't come out. But when the President of the United States (Donald Pleasance) crash lands an escape pod into the centre of the city after fleeing a hijacked plane, a ruthless prison warden (Lee Van Cleef) bribes ex-soldier and criminal Snake Plisskin into entering the hazardous Manhattan and rescuing the distraught president from the twisted world of New York and from the demented clutches of its new ruler The Duke (Isaac Hayes) in John Carpenter's cyber-punk, action, suspense spectacular. The 2018 restoration of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK was made from the 35mm original camera negative. A full 4K 16bit workflow was applied to create a 4K DCP, UHD version and a new HD version which were produced with the same high technological standards as today's biggest international film releases. The restoration and new UHD version was colour graded and approved in Los Angeles by the Cinematographer, Dean Cundey. Extras include: Purgatory: Entering John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: A brand retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures and featuring interviews with writer Nick Castle, cinematographer Dean Cundey, composer Alan Howarth, production designer Joe Alves, special visual effects artist/model maker Gene Rizzardi, production assistant David De Coteau, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, Carpenter biographer John Muir, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys, and music historian Daniel Schweiger. Snake Plissen: Man of Honor featurette from 2005 featuring interviews with John Carpenter and Debra Hill Deleted Opening Sequence Snake's Crime with Optional Audio Commentary Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes Original Trailers Audio Commentary with actor Kurt Russell & director John Carpenter Audio Commentary with Producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves Big Challenges in Little Manhatten: Visual effects featurette from 2015, features interviews with both Dennis Skotak, Director of Photography of Special VFX, and Robert Skotak, Unit Supervisor and Matte Artist I am Taylor - Interview with actor Joe Unger from 2015 Audio Commentary with actress Adrienne Barbeau & DOP Dean Cundey

  • The Barchester Chronicles [1982]The Barchester Chronicles | DVD | (02/10/2006) from £6.99   |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    The acclaimed 1982 BBC adaptation of Anthony Trollope's novels. The community of Barchester is shaken from its cosy complacency when a newspaper's crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires. Overnight Rev. Harding (Donald Pleasence) becomes a pawn in a battle between his younger daughter's beau John Bold (David Gwillim) and his older daughter's husband. Little do they realise that the worst is yet to come until a regime change delivers Barcheste

  • Jesus of Nazareth [DVD]Jesus of Nazareth | DVD | (11/04/2011) from £2.99   |  Saving you £22.00 (735.79%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Franco Zeffirelli's epic TV retelling of Jesus' life was filmed in Morocco and Tunisia with an all-star cast, including Robert Powell in the lead role. The script, co-written by renowned author Anthony Burgess, attempts to remain faithful to its source by using material from all four Gospels.

  • Halloween [Blu-ray] [2018]Halloween | Blu Ray | (24/09/2018) from £7.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Please note: This edition is a reissue of the 35th anniversary edition and features the following special features: On a black and unholy Halloween night years ago, little Michael Myers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold bold. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighbourhood to relive his grisly murder again and again and again. For this is a night of evil. Tonight is Halloween! Features: Commentary track with writer/director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis 'The Night She Came Home' featurette with Jamie Lee Curtis (HD) On Location Trailers TV and Radio Spots Additional Scenes from TV Version

  • Prince Of Darkness [Blu-ray] [2018]Prince Of Darkness | Blu Ray | (26/11/2018) from £11.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Beautifully restored on Blu-Ray this edition of Prince of Darkness includes an extra disc filled with extra features including a brand new documentary. Deep in the basement of an abandoned church, once run by a sinister religious sect, lies a strange bottle of green liquid being investigated by a group of local theoretic physics students. But as the night draws in the students soon realise that the strange relic holds a dark and powerful force beyond their control. A force that could well be the essence of pure evil: the remains of Satan himself. Extras: Malevolent: Unearthing John Carpenter's PRINCE OF DARKNESS: A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Cinematographer Gary Kibbe, actor Peter Jason, actor Alice Cooper, composer Alan Howarth, script supervisor Sandy King, visual effects supervisor Robert Grasmere, stunt coordinator Jeff Imada, Carpenter biographer John Muir, film historian C. Courtney Joyner, music historian Daniel Schweiger and Producer Larry Franco Intro by John Carpenter an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003 Scene Analysis by John Carpenter - Director John Carpenter analyses key scenes from Prince of Darkness, in an interview from 2003 Audio commentary with John Carpenter and Peter Jason Sympathy for the Devil: Interview with John Carpenter - from 2013 Horror's Halloween Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark - a fun tour of the film's locations hosted by Sean Clark Trailer Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes

  • Soldier Blue [1970]Soldier Blue | DVD | (08/09/2008) from £7.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Sometimes the truth is lost in battle. Honus Gent a U.S. soldier devoted to his duty and Cresta a white woman who had lived with the Cheyenne for two years are the only two survivors of a slaughter committed by the Cheyennes on a cavalry group. Together they are hoping to stay alive until they reach the cavalry's base camp. As they travel Honus feels a growing affection for Cresta but he is disgusted with her anti-American beliefs as she has more sympathy for Indians than for the U.S. government. They arrive at the cavalry outpost on the eve of an attack on a Cheyenne village where Honus will learn who has been telling him the truth.

  • Escape From New York - Steelbook [Blu-ray] [2020]Escape From New York - Steelbook | Blu Ray | (28/09/2020) from £24.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The year is 1997 and in a police state future the island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum security prison. The rules are simple: once you're in, you don't come out. But when the President of the United States (Donald Pleasence) crash lands an escape pod into the centre of the city after fleeing a hijacked plane, a ruthless prison warden (Lee Van Cleef) bribes ex-soldier and criminal Snake Plisskin into entering the hazardous Manhattan and rescuing the distraught president from the twisted world of New York and from the demented clutches of its new ruler The Duke (Isaac Hayes) in John Carpenter's cyber-punk, action, suspense spectacular. Extras: Purgatory: Entering John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Writer Nick Castle, cinematographer Dean Cundey, composer Alan Howarth, production designer Joe Alves, special visual effects artist/model maker Gene Rizzardi, production assistant David De Coteau, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, Carpenter biographer John Muir, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys, and music historian Daniel Schweiger. Snake Plissen: Man of Honor featurette from 2005 featuring interviews with John Carpenter and Debra Hill Intro by John Carpenter - an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003 Deleted Opening Sequence Snake's Crime with Optional Audio Commentary Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes Original Trailers Audio Commentary with actor Kurt Russell & director John Carpenter Audio Commentary with Producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves Big Challenges in Little Manhatten: Visual effects featurette from 2015, features interviews with both Dennis Skotak, Director of Photography of Special VFX, and Robert Skotak, Unit Supervisor and Matte Artist I am Taylor - Interview with actor Joe Unger from 2015 Audio Commentary with actress Adrienne Barbeau & DOP Dean Cundey

  • Escape From New York [1981]Escape From New York | DVD | (04/08/2008) from £6.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (46.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    1997. New York City is now a maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane. Manhattan Island has become a maximum-security prison for three million criminals. When the American President's plane is hijacked and crashed on the island the President is taken hostage by gangland warlord 'The Duke'. Sent to the rescue is Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) a former war hero now a convicted criminal. To ensure safe return of the President the police commissioner (Lee Van Cleef) has had tiny time bombs implanted in Plissken's neck: if he gets the President out within twenty four hours he gets a pardon; if not he gets blown to pieces...

  • Tales That Witness Madness [Blu-ray]Tales That Witness Madness | Blu Ray | (04/04/2016) from £6.99   |  Saving you £13.00 (185.98%)   |  RRP £19.99

  • Halloween II [DVD]Halloween II | DVD | (10/10/2011) from £4.99   |  Saving you £1.00 (20.04%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A Halloween night of terrifying butchery; a convicted killer on the loose; a frenzied chase after an unstoppable murderer. These are the harrowing ingredients of the follow-up to John Carpenter's sensational hit. Once again, Michael Myers pursues the beautiful teenager Laurie and satisfies his blood lust with random slaughter: loving couples, a defenceless nurse, a luckless guard and many more fall prey to Myers as he wields axe, bread-knife and even medical syringe in his relentlessly violent quest.

  • What A Carve Up [1961]What A Carve Up | DVD | (11/08/2008) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Ernie's Uncle Gabriel has just died but to claim his inheritance he must spend the night in the ancestral family home with the rest of his rather eccentric relatives. Ernie's imagination has been affected by his constant immersion in cheap horror novels but his wildest fears turn out to be justified when the guests begin to drop dead.

  • The Great Escape [DVD]The Great Escape | DVD | (03/06/2013) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    In 1943 the Germans opened Stalag Luft III a maximum-security prisoner-of-war camp designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. In doing so however the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history - brilliantly portrayed here by Steve McQueen James Garner Charles Bronson and James Coburn - who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted. One of the most ingenious and suspenseful adventure films of all time The Great Escape is a masterful collaboration between director John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven) screenwriters James Clavell (Shogun) and W.R. Burnett (Little Caesar) and composer Elmer Bernstein. Based on a true story The Great Escape is epic entertainment that captivates thrills and stirs (Variety).

  • THX 1138 [1970]THX 1138 | DVD | (13/09/2004) from £7.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (133.56%)   |  RRP £13.99

    George Lucas's fascinating, almost art-house, film just took a quantum leap into the digital future. Never has the world of THX 1138 looked as bright, clear, and antiseptic as it does on this remastered version. It is equally impressive how far Lucas and the camera crew push the widescreen 2.35 aspect ratio, particularly on a film that emphasizes minimalism. For those that fault the film as being "soundless," prepare yourself for a shock. The new "THX enhanced" THX 1138 sports a newly remastered DTS audio track that enhances every wonderfully subtle, ambient sound of Lalo Schifrin's soundscape. Complaints are likely to be aimed at the restoration. As many assumed, the newly restored (and retitled) THX 1138: The George Lucas Director's Cut underwent a few CGI alterations. In one aspect, the computer graphics are stunning, they're not excessive, and they don't take anything away from the film's storyline. In some aspects the CGI scenes bridge some empty gaps. However, the modern effects do look a little out of place in comparison with the rest of the film. Though a futuristic sci-fi film, THX 1138 is still very '70s in its look and feel. When the newly added scenes appear, it is pretty obvious what has been added. Yes, the purists will cry "Blasphemy!" but in all honesty those new to the film may not notice the differences, and most viewers will probably not care. THX 1138: The George Lucas Director's Cut DVD set contains pretty much everything you could ever want with regard to the film. It includes the new documentary Artifact from the Future: The Making of THX 1138 (30 minutes) as well as the original production featurette Bald (8 minutes). There is also the excellent 63-minute documentary A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope, featuring Zoetrope founder Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, John Milius, and Walter Murch. The DVD's informative and entertaining commentary is a combination of separate tracks by George Lucas and co-writer/sound designer Walter Murch. Though not an action-packed thrill ride, THX 1138 is nonetheless a very interesting, meditative film that hits a lot closer to our home than a galaxy far, far away. --Rob Bracco

  • Halloween 4K [Blu-ray] [2018]Halloween 4K | 4K UHD | (01/10/2018) from £21.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    On a black and unholy Halloween night years ago, little Michael Myers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold bold. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighbourhood to relive his grisly murder again and again and again. For this is a night of evil. Tonight is Halloween! Extras: Commentary track with writer/director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis 'The Night She Came Home' new featurette with Jamie Lee Curtis (HD) On Location Trailers TV and Radio Spots Additional Scenes from TV Version

  • The Great Escape [1963]The Great Escape | DVD | (01/02/2000) from £4.79   |  Saving you £11.20 (233.82%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The all time classic tale of a massive escape from a World War Two German Prisoner of War camp released as a two disc DVD set with a host of extra features.

  • The Black Windmill [Blu-ray]The Black Windmill | Blu Ray | (03/08/2020) from £14.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, The Black Windmill stars Michael Caine as a British secret agent targeted for death by friend and foe alike in this riveting suspense thriller directed by legendary filmmaker Don Siegel (Dirty Harry). Major John Tarrant (Caine) takes up the revenge trail when ruthless gunrunners kidnap his young son and demand a king's ransom in uncut diamonds for the boy's release. With each new lead, Tarrant's chilling quest becomes increasingly deadly as he begins to suspect that one of his colleagues is in league with the merciless abductors.

  • Doctor Crippen [1962]Doctor Crippen | DVD | (25/06/2007) from £8.99   |  Saving you £1.00 (11.12%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The crime of the century! Was he really guilty? Donald Pleasence stars as Doctor Hawley Harvey Crippen in this tale based on a true story. Was he really guilty of poisoning his wife?

  • Prince Of Darkness - Steelbook [Blu-ray] [2020]Prince Of Darkness - Steelbook | Blu Ray | (28/09/2020) from £24.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Beautifully restored on Blu-Ray this edition of Prince of Darkness includes an extra disc filled with extra features including a brand new documentary. Deep in the basement of an abandoned church, once run by a sinister religious sect, lies a strange bottle of green liquid being investigated by a group of local theoretic physics students. But as the night draws in the students soon realise that the strange relic holds a dark and powerful force beyond their control. A force that could well be the essence of pure evil: the remains of Satan himself. Extras: Malevolent: Unearthing John Carpenter's PRINCE OF DARKNESS: A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Cinematographer Gary Kibbe, actor Peter Jason, actor Alice Cooper, composer Alan Howarth, script supervisor Sandy King, visual effects supervisor Robert Grasmere, stunt coordinator Jeff Imada, Carpenter biographer John Muir, film historian C. Courtney Joyner, music historian Daniel Schweiger and Producer Larry Franco Intro by John Carpenter an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003 Scene Analysis by John Carpenter - Director John Carpenter analyses key scenes from Prince of Darkness, in an interview from 2003 Audio commentary with John Carpenter and Peter Jason Sympathy for the Devil: Interview with John Carpenter - from 2013 Horror's Halloween Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark - a fun tour of the film's locations hosted by Sean Clark Trailer Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes

  • You Only Live Twice [DVD] [1967]You Only Live Twice | DVD | (01/10/2012) from £7.98   |  Saving you £8.00 (160.32%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The fifth film in the Bond series, 'You Only Live Twice' unveils the sinister visage of Ernst Stavro Blofeld for the very first time!The film is also memorable for its incredible 400,000 set of Blofeld's Volcano operational base, complete with the rocket laucher, helicopter landing pad, monorail and massive shutter. Q's invention 'Little Nellie' - a one man miniature helicopter - also makes a big impact.An American space mission is interrupted when one of their capsules is literally swallowed up by what they suspect is a Russian spaceship. The Americans threaten to retaliate, but the British think otherwise. Everything depends on Bond as he goes undercover in Japan and discovers that Blofeld is the creator of these interceptor rockets...

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