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  • The Sting [1973]The Sting | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £9.74   |  Saving you £13.24 (196.15%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Winner of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay, this critical and box-office hit from 1973 provided a perfect reunion for director George Roy Hill and stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford, who had previously delighted audiences with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969. Set in 1936, The Sting features a pair of Chicago con artists (Newman and Redford) who find themselves in a high-stakes game against the master of all cheating mobsters (Robert Shaw) when they set out to avenge the murder of a mutual friend and partner. Using a bogus bookie joint as a front for their con of all cons, the two feel the heat from the Chicago Mob on one side and encroaching police on the other. But in a plot that contains more twists than a treacherous mountain road, the ultimate scam is pulled off with consummate style and panache. It's an added bonus that Newman and Redford were box-office kings at the top of their game, and while Shaw broods intensely as the Runyon-esque villain, The Sting is further blessed by a host of great supporting players including Dana Elcar, Eileen Brennan, Ray Walston, Charles Durning, and Harold Gould. Thanks to the flavourful music score by Marvin Hamlisch, this was also the movie that sparked a nationwide revival of Scott Joplin's ragtime jazz, which is featured prominently on the soundtrack. One of the most entertaining movies of the early 1970s, The Sting is a welcome throwback to Hollywood's golden age of the 30s that hasn't lost any of its popular charm. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Clue - 80s Collection [DVD] [2018]Clue - 80s Collection | DVD | (27/08/2018) from £4.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Return to the disco days of the 1980s in this exclusive collection, featuring ALL NEW ARTWORK that celebrates Generation X's neon dream decade, and the movies that defined it. Here is the murderously funny movie based on the world-famous Clue board game. And now, with this special DVD version, you can see all 3 surprise endings! Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with a gun? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Or was it Wadsworth the butler? Meet all the notorious suspects and discover all their foul play things. You'll love their dastardly doings as the bodies and the laughs pile up before your eyes. Featuring all three surprise endings!!

  • Private Benjamin [1980]Private Benjamin | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (133.56%)   |  RRP £13.99

    A pampered socialite (Goldie Hawn) is so distraught after the wedding-ni ght death of her husband (Albert Brooks) that she up and joins the Army. She whines, she pouts, she brings the corps down, until, of course, she gets with it. Eileen Brennan received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role as the butch Captain Doreen Lewis, Benjamin's nemesis. Funny and winning, the film takes an odd turn when Benjamin is assigned to the international theatre and gets involved with a dour Frenchman (Armand Assante). Of course, it's all part of Benjamin's growth as a person, and the part confirmed that Hawn had gone from a go-go girl to a "you go" girl. --Keith Simanton, Amazon.com

  • Murder By Death [1976]Murder By Death | DVD | (10/03/2003) from £3.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (225.56%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The world's greatest detectives have been invited to dinner. But when murder is on the menu who will make it to dessert? You are cordially invited to join an all-star cast featuring Peter Sellers David Niven Peter Falk James Coco Elsa Lanchester Maggie Smith Alec Guinness Eileen Brennan Nancy Walker James Cromwell and Estelle Winwood for Neil Simon's hilarious murder-mystery spoof 'Murder By Death'. The isolated mansion of eccentric millionaire Lionel Twain (Truman Capote

  • 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

  • White Palace [1990]White Palace | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Glenn Savan's depressing and self-loathing novel about a 27-year-old upper-class Jewish widower mired in self-pity after his beloved wife dies, and who finds love and sexual rebirth with a trailer-trash older woman, was brought to the big screen by the competent director Luis Mandoki (When a Man Loves a Woman, Message in a Bottle). But the savage irony in Savan's book has been face-lifted by screenwriters Ted Tally (The Silence of the Lambs) and Alvin Sargent (Ordinary People) into something else entirely: what passes for low-rent "slumming" in Hollywood means hiring sexy Susan Sarandon to play Nora Baker, the poor, uneducated 43-year-old waitress in a White Palace burger joint who strikes up an unlikely relationship with sad Max Baron (James Spader). Widower Max attends a bachelor party for best pal Neil (Jason Alexander) and discovers that the local White Palace has stiffed the boys a whopping six burgers. Max barges into the joint, bent on getting his money back, and meets a testy Nora, who is bemused at the young man's insolence. While driving home, Max stops abruptly at a bar for a drink. Inside, Nora is nursing a vodka and takes a shine to the tuxedo-clad, handsome, and morose younger man. He gives her a lift, she seduces him, and the rest of the movie examines how two such opposites in manners and morals can find happiness. The only common bond they have is great sex and a private tragedy. White Palace nudges at the dark journey and the smashing of illusion that was at the heart of the novel, but there is still a fairy-tale element to the film that negates the earthy essence that distinguished the book. In Mandoki's vision, White Palace is about overcoming class, family, and outside opinion to find true love. In Savan's book, Max wastes into decline while Nora ultimately thrives in the quest for truth, redemption, and self-forgiveness. She becomes his salvation only after he stops hating himself. But mainstream Hollywood shuns making "protagonists" so mad, bad, or sad, and as such, too much glitter is tossed on Spader, while Sarandon, as usual, is the only one who seems to embody and understand her character's angst. She deserved her Oscar for Nora, not the nun in Dead Man Walking. --Paula Nechak

  • Jeepers Creepers [2001]Jeepers Creepers | DVD | (01/04/2002) from £4.58   |  Saving you £10.67 (321.39%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Returning home from a game, a group of varsity basketball players, cheerleaders, and coaches become stranded on the infamous East 9 Highway and must fight a winged nightmare bent upon feasting on human flesh.

  • Jeepers Creepers Collection [DVD]Jeepers Creepers Collection | DVD | (29/12/2017) from £22.94   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Taking place on the last day of the Creeper's twenty-three-day feeding frenzy, as the skeptical Sargent Tubbs teams up with a task force hellbent on destroying the Creeper for good. The Creeper fights back in gory glory as its enemies grow closer than ever before to learning the secret of its dark origins.

  • Clue [1986]Clue | DVD | (03/11/2003) from £5.38   |  Saving you £10.61 (197.21%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A murderously funny movie based on the famous board game. And now with this special DVD version you can see all 3 surprise endings! Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with a gun? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Or was it Wadsworth the butler? Meet all the notorious suspects and discover all their foul play things. You'll love their dastardly doings as the bodies and the laughs pile up before your eyes.

  • FM (Blu-ray)FM (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (01/07/2019) from £11.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The airwaves crackle with the delectable sound of smooth rock in FM, a riotous comedy about the heady world of late-70s US radio. Michael Brandon (Four Flies on Grey Velvet) stars as Jeff Dugan, the ultra-cool program director at Q-SKY Radio, LA's number one rock station. Dugan encourages a free-wheeling culture at work, employing an array of eccentric DJ personalities: Mother (Eileen Brennan, Private Benjamin), a husky, world-weary ex-hippie; Eric Swan (Martin Mull, Clue), a mad-cap romantic looking for love, and The Prince of Darkness (Cleavon Little, Blazing Saddles), a cool cat who keeps the night-time airwaves alive. But when the station's future is thrown in to jeopardy by corporate bosses looking to cash-in, the Q-SKY troupe are forced to batten down the hatches and turn up the volume will a fully-fledged rock ┬śn' roll rebellion save the day? Legendary cinematographer John A. Alonzo (Chinatown, Scarface) directs this slickly-produced rock film, which combines hilarious studio hijinks with epic footage of Linda Ronstadt and Jimmy Buffett in concert. FM also boasts an incredible platinum-selling soundtrack featuring a pantheon of AOR greats including Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Eagles and Tom Petty (who also cameos). Now, High Fidelity meets High Definition as FM debuts on blu-ray with a selection of exciting new extras. Special Edition Contents: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements Uncompressed stereo 2.0 PCM audio soundtrack Mono 1.0 music and effects track Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing No Static at All, a newly filmed interview with Michael Brandon, the star of FM Radio Chaos, a newly filmed interview with Ezra Sacks, the writer of FM The Spirit of Radio, a newly filmed video appreciation of the era of FM radio and the FM soundtrack by the film and music critic Glenn Kenny Extensive gallery of original stills, promotional images and soundtrack sleeves Original trailers Reversible sleeve featuring two original artwork options First Pressing Only: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by writer and critic Paul Corupe

  • White Palace [Blu-ray]White Palace | Blu Ray | (30/10/2017) from £6.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Still getting over the death of his wife, a young advertising executive meets an older waitress, a woman that might set him free.

  • Murder By Death [1976]Murder By Death | DVD | (01/10/2007) from £5.99   |  Saving you £4.00 (66.78%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The world's greatest detectives have been invited to dinner. But when murder is on the menu who will make it to dessert? You are cordially invited to join an all-star cast featuring Peter Sellers David Niven Peter Falk James Coco Elsa Lanchester Maggie Smith Alec Guinness Eileen Brennan Nancy Walker James Cromwell and Estelle Winwood for Neil Simon's hilarious murder-mystery spoof Murder By Death. The isolated mansion of eccentric millionaire Lionel Twain (Truman Capote) is the setting for the twisted puzzler. Twain informs his guests that one of them will be murdered at the stroke of midnight. The pay-off: $1 million to whoever lives through the night. Murder By Death cleverly sends up both the mystery genre and the characterisations of a host of these instantly recognisable gumshoes. Match wits with the super sleuths but remember you can't win if you end up dying from laughter!

  • Texasville [1990]Texasville | DVD | (07/02/2005) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Director Peter Bogdanovich revisits small-town Texas life in the long-awaited sequel to his 1971 masterpiece 'The Last Picture Show'. It's been over 30 years since Duane Jackson Sonny Crawford and Jacy Farrow graduated from high school. Life is still bittersweet as the town prepares to host the county's centennial celebration. Duane struck it rich with oil but is saddled with $12 million in debt and a shopaholic wife Karla. To make matters worse his dysfunctional children are out

  • The Lies Boys Tell [1995]The Lies Boys Tell | DVD | (03/12/2001) from £6.89   |  Saving you £-0.90 (-15.00%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Before he dies Ed Reece has got some unfinished business... Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas gives a terrific performance as an eccentric old man determined to revisit some milestones from his past and reconcile with his feuding family in this superb drama. With a brilliant witty script from Oscar winning Ernest Thompson (On Golden Pond). 'The Lies Boys Tell' also stars Craig T Nelson (Poltergiest) and the veteren character actress Eileen Brennan (Private Benjamin).

  • Alec Guinness - In The Frame CollectionAlec Guinness - In The Frame Collection | DVD | (29/10/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    This box set features the following films: Our Man In Havana (Dir. Carol Reed) (1959): Jim Wormold (Alec Guinness) a vacuum cleaner salesman is short of money. His 17-year old daughter Milly (Jo Morrow) has reached an expensive age - so he accepts Hawthorne's (Noel Coward) offer of 0-plus a month and becomes Agent 59200/5 MI6's man in Havana. To keep the job Wormold pretends to recruit sub-agents and sends fake stories. Then the stories start becoming disturbingly true... HMS Defiant (Dir. Lewis Gilbert) (1962): As commander of the British warship H.M.S. Defiant the humane Crawford (Guinness) strives to maintain order throughout the ship against the ceaseless brutality of sadistic first mate Scott-Padget (Dirk Bogarde). After Crawford is injured in a fiery battle with a French treasure ship angry seamen Vizard (Anthony Quayle) leads the crew to mutiny when Scott-Padget takes over. Now with Vizard in command Crawford persuades him to join the British fleet to help fight against France's planned invasion of England in hopes for a mutiny pardon. But when a vengeful sailor murders Scott-Padget the Defiant crew must decide between saving their country or their own lives. Cromwell (Dir. Ken Hughes) (1970): Disgusted with the religious policies of King Charles I Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religious tension and political infighting that will result in the British Civil War... Bridge On The River Kwai (Dir. David Lean) (1957): The film deals with the situation of British prisoners of war during World War II who are ordered to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma-Siam railway. Their instinct is to sabotage the bridge but under the leadership of Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) they are persuaded that the bridge should be constructed as a symbol of British morale spirit and dignity in adverse circumstances. Murder By death (Dir. Robert Moore) (1976): The world's greatest detectives have been invited to dinner. But when murder is on the menu who will make it to dessert? You are cordially invited to join an all-star cast featuring Peter Sellers David Niven Peter Falk James Coco Elsa Lanchester Maggie Smith Alec Guinness Eileen Brennan Nancy Walker James Cromwell and Estelle Winwood for Neil Simon's hilarious murder-mystery spoof 'Murder By Death'. The isolated mansion of eccentric millionaire Lionel Twain (Truman Capote) is the setting for the twisted puzzler. Twain informs his guests that one of them will be murdered at the stroke of midnight. The pay-off: million to whoever lives through the night. 'Murder By Death' cleverly sends up both the mystery genre and the characterisations of a host of these instantly recognisable gumshoes. Match wits with the super sleuths but remember you can't win if you end up dying from laughter! The Prisoner (Dir. Peter Glenville) (1955): Two old pros light up the screen... The film is based on the real-life travails of Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty who after suffering under Nazi persecution was imprisoned by the new Communist regime for remaining loyal to his religious convictions. Alec Guinness plays an unnamed Cardinal in an unspecified Eastern European country who is clapped into jail. Here he is ordered by the politicos to issue a phony statement to his flock one that will effectively end Catholicism in his country. Jack Hawkins plays the diabolically clever Interrogator who is almost successful in convincing Guinness that his false statement will have a beneficial effect...

  • HustleHustle | DVD | (03/10/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Jaded cynical edgy. Burt Reynolds is Lt. Phil Gaines a case-hardened Los Angeles detective who finds himself drawn into a dark complex puzzle that involves the death of a teenage girl. Complicating his investigation is his sizzling relationship with an icy hooker (Catherine Deneuve) who has a dangerous connection to the case - one of her high-powered clients (Eddie Albert) is a main suspect. Moreover the victim's unstable father (Ben Johnson) blurs the focus of Gaines' investigat

  • I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore [1992]I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore | DVD | (04/03/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.99

    All Bernie Fishbine wants in life is to meet the perfect mate. Ordinarily one wouldn't think this would be a problem because he's the ideal boy-friend for any girl. He's lovable sweet and considerate but he's also a little chubby. Everyday he wakes up in the Philadelphia apartment he shares with his neurotic mother Sarah Fishbine and his belligerent grandfather Gramps. One particular night he meets Tress Garabaldi at the bus stop. She's beautiful Italian-American graduate student. Soon they are getting to know each other and Tress even offers to help Bernie get into shape. Bernies feelings for Tress grow but while she finds Bernie nice her real intention is to use him as a research subject of her graduate thesis paper The Psychological Study of an Obese Male. But her plan is foiled after she starts to fall for Bernie's humour sweetness and depth.

  • Murder So Sweet [1993]Murder So Sweet | DVD | (02/08/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

    Steve Catlin was known as a real lady-killer. But it's his new bride's mysterious death that causes his former wife Edie Ballew to question how accurate that nickname really is. With little more than a hunch and the help of an out-of-town detective Edie finds clues that reveal her cunning and smooth ex husband as a cold methodical killer. But can she warn his latest wife and can she convince the local police...

  • Comic Book Villains [2002]Comic Book Villains | DVD | (13/10/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The story of a rivalry between two comic book shop owners. One (Logue) does it for the love of comics while the other shop run by a husband-and-wife team (Rapaport and Lyonne) are in it strictly for the money. The situation brews to a head when a sneak collector Conan (Masterson) discovers a large collection of perfectly-preserved classic comics leading the two shops to vie to acquire them along with a ""villain"" (Elwes) who hopes to steal them first!

  • The Lies Boys TellThe Lies Boys Tell | DVD | (26/06/2006) from £6.22   |  Saving you £-0.23 (-3.80%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Before he dies Ed Reece has got some unfinished business... Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas gives a terrific performance as an eccentric old man determined to revisit some milestones from his past and reconcile with his feuding family in this superb drama. With a brilliant witty script from Oscar winning Ernest Thompson (On Golden Pond). 'The Lies Boys Tell' also stars Craig T Nelson (Poltergiest) and the veteren character actress Eileen Brennan (Private Benjamin).

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