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  • Pink Floyd - The Wall [1982]Pink Floyd - The Wall | DVD | (22/04/2005) from £8.79   |  Saving you £-0.80 (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.99

    By any rational measure, Alan Parker's cinematic interpretation of Pink Floyd's The Wall is a glorious failure. Glorious because its imagery is hypnotically striking, frequently resonant and superbly photographed by the gifted cinematographer Peter Biziou. And a failure because the entire exercise is hopelessly dour, loyal to the bleak themes and psychological torment of Roger Waters' great musical opus, and yet utterly devoid of the humour that Waters certainly found in his own material. Any attempt to visualise The Wall would be fraught with artistic danger, and Parker succumbs to his own self-importance, creating a film that's as fascinating as it is flawed. The film is, for better and worse, the fruit of three artists in conflict--Parker indulging himself, and Waters in league with designer Gerald Scarfe, whose brilliant animated sequences suggest that he should have directed and animated this film in its entirety. Fortunately, this clash of talent and ego does not prevent The Wall from being a mesmerising film. Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof (in his screen debut) is a fine choice to play Waters's alter ego--an alienated, "comfortably numb" rock star whose psychosis manifests itself as an emotional (and symbolically physical) wall between himself and the cold, cruel world. Weaving Waters's autobiographical details into his own jumbled vision, Parker ultimately fails to combine a narrative thread with experimental structure. It's a rich, bizarre, and often astonishing film that will continue to draw a following, but the real source of genius remains the music of Roger Waters. --Jeff Shannon

  • 84 Charing Cross Road [1986]84 Charing Cross Road | DVD | (20/05/2002) from £2.99   |  Saving you £17.00 (568.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Helene Hanff (Anne Bancroft) and Frank Doel (Anthony Hopkins) are lifelong friends who never meet in 84 Charing Cross Road, a unique comedy-drama based on a true story. Hanff and Doel are separated by 3,000 miles of ocean and joined by a passion for old books. Their relationship begins when New- Yorker Hanff orders a copy of Pepys' diary. Doel, as polite and soft-spoken as Hanff is loud and overbearing, fields the request from the titular book shop in London. For the next two decades they correspond without ever actually sitting down for tea and crumpets. Director David Jones (Betrayal) does a reasonably good job of goosing a movie about something as un-cinematic as letter-writing, and the stars have fun chewing scenery on both sides of the Atlantic. The model for this kind of bittersweet relationship is David Lean's Brief Encounter, which, not coincidentally, is glimpsed here when Hanff steps out for a rainy-day matinee. --Glenn Lovell, Amazon.com

  • Pink Floyd - The Wall [1982]Pink Floyd - The Wall | DVD | (05/06/2006) from £16.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.99

    By any rational measure, Alan Parker's cinematic interpretation of Pink Floyd's The Wall is a glorious failure. Glorious because its imagery is hypnotically striking, frequently resonant and superbly photographed by the gifted cinematographer Peter Biziou. And a failure because the entire exercise is hopelessly dour, loyal to the bleak themes and psychological torment of Roger Waters' great musical opus, and yet utterly devoid of the humour that Waters certainly found in his own material. Any attempt to visualise The Wall would be fraught with artistic danger, and Parker succumbs to his own self-importance, creating a film that's as fascinating as it is flawed. The film is, for better and worse, the fruit of three artists in conflict--Parker indulging himself, and Waters in league with designer Gerald Scarfe, whose brilliant animated sequences suggest that he should have directed and animated this film in its entirety. Fortunately, this clash of talent and ego does not prevent The Wall from being a mesmerising film. Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof (in his screen debut) is a fine choice to play Waters's alter ego--an alienated, "comfortably numb" rock star whose psychosis manifests itself as an emotional (and symbolically physical) wall between himself and the cold, cruel world. Weaving Waters's autobiographical details into his own jumbled vision, Parker ultimately fails to combine a narrative thread with experimental structure. It's a rich, bizarre, and often astonishing film that will continue to draw a following, but the real source of genius remains the music of Roger Waters. --Jeff Shannon

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel [1982]The Scarlet Pimpernel | DVD | (18/09/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    It's tough trying to beat the 1934 version of the popular adventure-romance story, starring Leslie Howard as the 18th-century British hero who poses as a fop in London society but runs a secret mission to rescue the doomed in Robespierre's Paris. But this 1982 television version, starring Anthony Andrews (Sebastian Flyte in Brideshead Revisited) as the Pimpernel and Jane Seymour as his beloved but estranged wife, is quite a treat. Andrews and Seymour expertly capture the essence of a relationship suffering from misunderstandings and elusive passion, and there is plenty of crackle to the action sequences. Clive Donner (What's New, Pussycat?) brings some strong cinematic qualities to this television presentation. --Tom Keogh

  • Comfort And Joy [DVD]Comfort And Joy | DVD | (29/02/2016) from £9.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (80.08%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Alan Bird (Bill Patterson, Outlander, Dad's Army) thinks he has life pretty well organised. Glasgow's top DJ, with a nice apartment, and the only red BMW Cabriolet north of Manchester, he has little to worry about until his kleptomaniac girlfriend Maddy ditches him just before Christmas. With his apartment and his life stripped bare, he stumbles across a furious vendetta between rival ice-cream families. Caught in the crossfire and looking for something meaningful in life, he decides to take things seriously and settle the dispute between these feuding mafiosi Extras: Brand new interview with Bill Paterson Brand new interview with Clare Grogan Brand new interview with Bill Forsyth

  • Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Silk StockingSherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Silk Stocking | DVD | (21/03/2005) from £4.03   |  Saving you £8.96 (69.00%)   |  RRP £12.99

    November 1902. Fog and shadows engulf the city. The murky world of the menacing London docks collide with the glamour and glitter of Edwardian high society as sleuth Sherlock Holmes and Dr John H Watson are reunited to solve a case which threatens to overwhelm the privilege and tranquillity of aristocratic society. When the murder of a penniless shop-girl is linked to the body of debutante Lady Alice Burnham Holmes immediately begins to piece together the clues: a pair of dancing sho

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel [1982]The Scarlet Pimpernel | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £10.78   |  Saving you £9.21 (85.44%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Paris 1792. Each day scores of the French nobility feed the guillotine. They are trapped in the capital: there is no escape. But rumours whisper of a league of young English gentlemen of unparalleled daring who risk their lives to spirit aristocrats across the Channel. They leave no trace behind them except a note from the ""Scarlett Pimpernel"" (Anthony Andrews). The ruthless spy master Chauvelin (Ian McKellen) is determined to stop the rescuers by fair means or foul - and desperately outnumbered the Scarlet Pimpernel and his men must use all their wits to evade capture and stay alive. With a dazzling all-British cast this glorious production of Baroness Orczy's classic adventure novel is one of the largest single television productions ever made - winning critical acclaim on its release and wowing generations of viewers for over two decades. Nominated for three Academy awards and winner of an Emmy award for Outstanding Costume Design.

  • Comfort And Joy [Blu-ray]Comfort And Joy | Blu Ray | (29/02/2016) from £12.49   |  Saving you £10.50 (84.07%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Alan Bird (Bill Patterson, Outlander, Dad's Army) thinks he has life pretty well organised. Glasgow's top DJ, with a nice apartment, and the only red BMW Cabriolet north of Manchester, he has little to worry about until his kleptomaniac girlfriend Maddy ditches him just before Christmas. With his apartment and his life stripped bare, he stumbles across a furious vendetta between rival ice-cream families. Caught in the crossfire and looking for something meaningful in life, he decides to take things seriously and settle the dispute between these feuding mafiosi Extras: Brand new interview with Bill Paterson Brand new interview with Clare Grogan Brand new interview with Bill Forsyth

  • Midsomer Murders - Tainted FruitMidsomer Murders - Tainted Fruit | DVD | (27/12/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £16.99

    Death threats against the daughter of the manor Melissa Townsend bring Barnaby and Sergeant Troy to the affluent village of Midsomer Malham. Melissa is blamed by some for causing the death of a local poacher. District nurse Sally Ricksworth is found in a confused state at the wheel of her crashed car on the same day that a quantity of barbiturates and syringes are discovered stolen from the veterinary surgery. Later that day the detectives find Melissa dead with a syringe in he

  • The BoxerThe Boxer | DVD | (07/02/2005) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (-12.40%)   |  RRP £5.99

    When Danny Flynn returns to his Belfast neighbourhood after 14 years in prison all he wants is to find peace resume his career and reclaim the love of the woman who has remained etched in his mind. As they slowly embrace the possibilities of renewed romance they realise cultural taboos stand in the way and fighting for love could cost them their lives.

  • Britannic [2000]Britannic | DVD | (27/05/2002) from £22.96   |  Saving you £-13.98 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    It was the sister ship of the infamous Titanic...and its final destiny was the same. Experience the true untold story of Britannic a tumultuous epic voyage of human passion courage and betrayal aboard an ill-fated ocean liner bound for a shattering demise. With the world at war an undercover British agent (Amanda Ryan) embarks the Britannic in search of a German spy believed to be on board to sabotage the ship. Posing as a governess the undercover agent finds herself falling in love with the ship's chaplain (Edward Atterton Man In The Iron Mask). In a stunning discovery the lovers suddenly find themselves enemies of war. And when a massive explosion deals a deathblow to the ship their battle becomes one for their own survival. With a dynamic international cast and story line that hosts a chilling tale of espionage politics and romance Britannic brings one of history's most devastating events to riveting new life.

  • Paradise Postponed [1986]Paradise Postponed | DVD | (08/08/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £59.99

    Written by barrister and playwright Sir John Mortimer Paradise Postponed takes in all of the upheavals of post-war British society. Why does the left-wing cleric Rev. Simeon Simcox leave the Simcox brewery millions to the morally loathsome Leslie 'The Toad' Titmuss? Titmuss is a city developer and Conservative cabinet minister who has wheeled and dealed his way through life. Simeon's sons set out to unravel the truth behind the will. Episodes comprise: 1. Death Of A Saint

  • London Kills Me [DVD]London Kills Me | DVD | (04/11/2019) from £12.19   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Clint, a young druggie amongst a bunch of drop-outs in London's Notting Hill area, resolves to go straight. He is offered a job as a waiter but must first go on a quest for proper shoes. Writer Hanif Kureishi's directorial debut.

  • Sherlock Holmes - The Hound Of The Baskervilles [1983]Sherlock Holmes - The Hound Of The Baskervilles | DVD | (12/04/2005) from £8.98   |  Saving you £-2.99 (-49.90%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A remake of one of Conan Doyle's most famous and popular Sherlock Holmes stories. Is Sir Charles Baskerville's strange death the result of demonic forces and a family curse? Sherlock Holmes searches for a more earthly explanation when Sir Henry Baskerville receives a death threat upon his arrival from America. In this eerie mystery hounds are howling on the moors... a killer is on the loose... and Holmes is on the case.

  • Comfort And Joy [1984]Comfort And Joy | DVD | (04/10/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Shown at the 1984 Cannes Film festival and BAFTA nominated for best original screenplay 'Comfort and Joy' is 'a war about wafers'! Alan 'Dicky' Bird thinks he has a pretty good life. He's Glasgow's top DJ with a nice apartment and girlfriend Maddy. However when Maddy decides to leave him Alan suddenly realises how much she was a part of his life. On a friend's advice he decides to start afresh and try to find another girlfriend. After following a beautiful girl into the suburb

  • Oliver Twist [1983]Oliver Twist | DVD | (18/04/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Clive Donner's take on the classic Dickens tale of an orphan boy who escapes the horrors of the orphanage only to be taken in by a band of thieves and pickpockets...

  • Chancer - The Complete Series 2 [1990]Chancer - The Complete Series 2 | DVD | (30/09/2002) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-5.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Stephen Crane is back: newly released from prison he sets about re-establishing his old contacts... All 7 episodes from Season 2: Jo Ashes Secrets Remembrance Blood Fall Sacrifice.

  • Sherlock Holmes - The Man With The Twisted Lip / The Six NapoleonsSherlock Holmes - The Man With The Twisted Lip / The Six Napoleons | DVD | (09/06/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The Man With The Twisted Lip: The mysterious disappearance of Neville St. Clair one Monday draws Sherlock Holmes into a tale of intrigue amongst the opium dens of Victorian England. If he died on that Monday as Holmes believes how is it that his wife received a letter from him on the following Friday? The Six Napoleans: A batch of six busts of Napoleon Bonaparte which have been sold and spread throughout London are being systematically destroyed. When Horace Harker hears his bust being smashed in his home he pursues the perpetrator. In the pursuit he stumbles over a dead body and the case becomes the concern of the greatest detective in London.

  • Paradise Postponed - Part 1 [1986]Paradise Postponed - Part 1 | DVD | (08/08/2005) from £22.96   |  Saving you £0.02 (0.10%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Written by barrister and playwright Sir John Mortimer Paradise Postponed takes in all of the upheavals of post-war British society. Why does the left-wing cleric Rev. Simeon Simcox leave the Simcox brewery millions to the morally loathsome Leslie 'The Toad' Titmuss? Titmuss is a city developer and Conservative cabinet minister who has wheeled and dealed his way through life. Simeon's sons set out to unravel the truth behind the will. Featured episodes: 1.Death Of A Saint

  • Classic Thriller Collection [DVD]Classic Thriller Collection | DVD | (16/01/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The Lady Vanishes:Intrigue and espionage, and the effects on the lives and futures of passengers aboard a Trans-Continental Express emerge, when a girl traveller (Margaret Lockwood) returning from a holiday, strikes up an acquaintance with a middle-aged English governess who, during the journey mysteriously disappears from her compartment. The girl, seeking an explanation for the disappearance, is accused of hallucinating and is nearly convinced that her new friend does not exist. Howev...

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