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  • Sense And Sensibility [1996]Sense And Sensibility | DVD | (09/09/2002) from £5.69   |  Saving you £8.56 (193.23%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Emma Thompson scores a double bull's-eye with Sense and Sensibility, a marvellous adaptation of Jane Austen's novel. Not only does Thompson turn in a strong (and gently humorous) performance as Elinor Dashwood--the one with "sense"--she also wrote the witty, wise screenplay. Austen's tale of 19th-century manners and morals provides a large cast with a feast of possibilities, notably Kate Winslet, in her pre-Titanic flowering, as Thompson's deeply romantic sister, Marianne (the one with "sensibility"). Winslet attracts the wooing of shy Alan Rickman (a nice change of pace from his bad-guy roles) and dashing Greg Wise, while Thompson must endure an incredibly roundabout courtship with Hugh Grant, here in fine and funny form. All of this is doled out with the usual eye-filling English countryside and handsome costumes, yet the film always seems to be about the careful interior lives of its characters. The director, an inspired choice, is Taiwan-born Ang Lee, here making his first English-language film. He brings the same exquisite taste and discreet touch he displayed in his previous Asian films (such as Eat Drink Man Woman). Thompson's script won an Oscar. --Robert Horton

  • Sense And Sensibility [1996]Sense And Sensibility | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.19   |  Saving you £14.80 (285.16%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Emma Thompson scores a double bull's-eye with this marvellous adaptation of Jane Austen's novel . Not only does Thompson turn in a strong (and gently humorous) performance as Elinor Dashwood--the one with "sense"--she also wrote the witty, wise screenplay. Austen's tale of 19th-century manners and morals provides a large cast with a feast of possibilities, notably Kate Winslet, in her pre-Titanic flowering, as Thompson's deeply romantic sister, Marianne (the one with "sensibility"). Winslet attracts the wooing of shy Alan Rickman (a nice change of pace from his bad-guy roles) and dashing Greg Wise, while Thompson must endure an incredibly roundabout courtship with Hugh Grant, here in fine and funny form. All of this is doled out with the usual eye-filling English countryside and handsome costumes, yet the film always seems to be about the careful interior lives of its characters. The director, an inspired choice, is Taiwan-born Ang Lee, who brings the same exquisite taste and discreet touch he displayed in his previous Asian films (such as Eat Drink Man Woman). Thompson's script won an Oscar. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

  • Doctor Who - The Collection - Season 24 [Blu-ray] [2021]Doctor Who - The Collection - Season 24 | Blu Ray | (28/06/2021) from £43.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Continue your Doctor Who archive with the ultimate collectors' set. Continue your Doctor Who archive with the ultimate collectors' set. Starring Sylvester McCoy in his first season as the Seventh Doctor, this set includes serials: Time And The Rani Paradise Towers Delta And The Bannermen Dragonfire All 14 episodes have been newly remastered alongside extensive and exclusive Special Features including: Extended Versions Of All Four Stories, Featuring Previously Un-Transmitted Material. Immersive 5.1 Surround Sound & Isolated Scores Brand New Documentaries - Including A Feature-Length Overview Of Season 24 - Here'S To The Future, Plus The Making Of Delta And The Bannermen. Rare Studio & Location Footage - Over 25 Hours Of Raw Material Never Seen Before, Including Behind-The-Scenes Footage From The Regeneration Scene. In Conversation - Matthew Sweet Interviews Sylvester Mccoy About His Life, Career, And Time As The Seventh Doctor. Behind The Sofa - Four New Episodes With Sylvester Mccoy, Bonnie Langford, Sophie Aldred, Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Colin Baker & Michael Jayston. The Doctor'S Table - Sylvester Mccoy, Bonnie Langford, Sophie Aldred And Clive Merrison Reminisce About The Making Of The Season. Rare Gems From The Archives - Hours Of Footage Covering The Promotion Of This Season Including Lots Of Previously Unreleased Material. An Audience With Lady Stevens - A Brand New Interview With Season 24 Actor And Rocky Horror Cult Figure Patricia Quinn. Blu-Ray Trailer - A Brand New Mini-Episode. Convention Footage Hd Photo Galleries - Including Many Previously Unseen Images. Info Text - Behind-The-Scenes Information And Trivia On Every Episode. Scripts, Costume Designs, Rare Bbc Production Files And Other Rarities From Our Archive And Lots More! The eight-disc box set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD and Blu-Ray.

  • Simon and The Witch - Series One & Two (25 episodes) (BBC) [DVD]Simon and The Witch - Series One & Two (25 episodes) (BBC) | DVD | (23/10/2017) from £11.49   |  Saving you £8.50 (73.98%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Based on the books by Margaret Stuart Barry, Simon and The Witch tells the magical adventures of a little boy Simon who befriends a very mischievous witch! All 25 episodes of this classic BBC Children's show are on 2-disc DVD for the first time. Starring Elizabeth Spriggs, Hugh Pollard, David Crane, Joan Sims, Sarah Wynter, Nicola Stapleton, Ilan Ostrove & Joe Grossi.

  • Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit [1990]Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £7.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (100.13%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A story of love freedom and choice based on Whitbread prize winning author Jeanette Winterson. Her adopted mother is a passionate Pentecostalist whose world view is so entirely governed by the Bible that she believes her daughter to be the Chosen One from God. But Jess's feelings for other girls and her mother's fury at her daughter's 'unnatural passions' leads to her abrupt expulsion from the church and the beginning of her search to be herself.

  • Midsomer Murders - The Classic CollectionMidsomer Murders - The Classic Collection | DVD | (05/02/2007) from £10.98   |  Saving you £14.01 (56.10%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Based on the best-selling novels by Caroline Graham these four Midsomer Murders films star John Nettles (Bergerac) and Daniel Casey (Steel River Blues). Episodes Comprise: The Killings At Badgers Drift: The very first episode of Midsomer Murders is based on the award-winning Inspector Barnaby novels by Caroline Graham. An old lady witnesses a shocking event but before she can tell anyone what she has seen she dies from what seems to be natural causes. Her dearest friend drags the unwilling Inspector Barnaby into the case. He soon begins to see that certain things just don't add up then a second gruesome killing confirms his suspicions. Written In Blood: Another investigation into homicidal happenings in Midsomer. Gerald Hadleigh secretary of the Midsomer Worthy's writers circle had never wanted to invite best-selling novelist Max Jennings to one of their meetings. When Gerald is found dead the next morning from a brutal battering the other members of the circle wish they had heeded his reluctance. Slowly Gerald is revealed as a man of mystery. He has no national insurance number no relatives and no marriage certificate to match the wedding photos that decorate his house. Inspector Barnaby (John Nettles) soon uncovers some shocking facts about the man with no past.... and soon when another body is found Barnaby has a double murder on his hands. Strangler's Woods: When the body of a young Brazilian woman is found in Raven's Wood strangled with a striped necktie Barnaby and Troy are called in to solve the crime. Dead Man's Eleven: The wife of a wealthy landowner is discovered bludgeoned to death with a cricket bat. Whilst the victim had no apparent enemies her husband Robert Cavendish was hated by all and sundry. Barnaby and his team find themselves enmeshed in a succession of cruel and calculated murders. Once again blackmail deceit greed and revenge threaten to destroy Midsomer's tranquillity.

  • Tales of the Unexpected [DVD]Tales of the Unexpected | DVD | (09/07/2018) from £54.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Sinister and with a touch of the macabre, Tales of the Unexpected holds, at its heart, a core of black humour that makes each story both compelling and surprising, with a twist in each tale that delighted audiences throughout the country. Although Roald Dahl is best known for his children's books, his most famous and sinister adult creation was Tales of the Unexpected. Adapting works from Dahl himself, Patricia Highsmith, Ruth Rendell and a host of other celebrated writers, this highly acclaimed series ran for an impressive nine years from its first transmission on ITV in 1979. Its iconic title sequence and haunting theme tune (from prolific TV composer Ron Grainer) ensured that Tales of the Unexpected was memorable viewing. The series attracted an astonishing array of guest stars: Oscar winners Sir John Gielgud and José Ferrer, Ian Holm, Joan Collins, Sir John Mills, Peter Bowles, Derek Jacobi, Sian Phillips, Denholm Elliott, Zoe Wanamaker, Joss Ackland and Brian Blessed are just a few of the names to feature in its illustrious cast. Sometimes gory, but always surprising, the stories all have a twist to entertain and often shock the viewer. This set contains every episode of Tales of the Unexpected, originally transmitted between 1979 and 1988.

  • Lady Chatterly's LoverLady Chatterly's Lover | DVD | (20/08/2007) from £8.99   |  Saving you £1.00 (10.00%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Sylvia Kristel is beautiful as the lonely young wife of a wealthy aristocrat in this scintillating tale of love lust and forbidden fantasies. Adapted from D.H. Lawrence's famously erotic novel this ""truly sumptuous production"" captures the ""splendor of the English countryside"" (The Hollywood Reporter) and the torturous conflict between duty... and desire. Paralyzed from the waist down due to a war injury Sir Clifford Chatterley (Shane Briant) urges his wife Constance (Kristel) t

  • Playing The Field - Series 3 And 4Playing The Field - Series 3 And 4 | DVD | (23/04/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    The on-the-field trials and tribulations and the off-the-field lives loves and infidelities of 'The Castlefield Blues' an under funded badly managed ladies football team from South Yorkshire in the north of England whose loyalty to the team the game and each other far exceeds their chances of ever winning the championship. Features the complete third and fourth seasons.

  • Lady Chatterley's Lover [1981]Lady Chatterley's Lover | DVD | (19/12/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A rich lady who becomes bored by her sexless marriage and seeks satisfaction with her husband's gamekeeper oblivious of the social scandal she is creating... D.H. Lawrence's controversial novel transformed into a sensual masterpiece from the makers of 'Emmanuelle'.

  • Shackleton [2002]Shackleton | DVD | (14/04/2003) from £11.74   |  Saving you £1.24 (14.17%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Shackleton is not a biopic of the great Anglo-Irish explorer but a dramatisation of the failed trans-Antarctic expedition of 1914-16. As written and directed by Charles (Longtitude) Sturridge the production, filmed on real ice floes in Greenland, stays remarkably close to the facts, capturing the look of the surviving expedition photos of Frank Hurley (collected in the book South With Endurance) with great fidelity. Kenneth Branagh makes no attempt at an authentic accent but otherwise gives a powerful impression of a most commanding personality. When the expedition ship Endurance became locked in the Antarctic ice Shackleton vowed to bring every man home alive, and against virtually impossible odds, including a 700-mile journey in an open boat through some of the worst seas in the world, he did just that. This superlative mini-series realises the story with production values and cinematography which would not disgrace a big-budget feature (Hurley's own 1919 documentary film can be seen on video in South). Intense physical drama, strong performances and Adrian Johnston's fine score combine here to deeply moving effect, marred only a little by a rushed conclusion. With Roland Huntford, author of the definitive Shackleton biography, as production advisor, this easily stands as the benchmark for all future comparable films. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Anglo Saxon AttitudesAnglo Saxon Attitudes | DVD | (27/08/2007) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-5.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Anglo Saxon Attitudes (2 Discs)

  • Playing The Field - Series 1 And 2 - CompletePlaying The Field - Series 1 And 2 - Complete | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    The on-the-field trials and tribulations and the off-the-field lives loves and infidelities of 'The Castlefield Blues' an under funded badly managed ladies football team from South Yorkshire in the north of England whose loyalty to the team the game and each other far exceeds their chances of ever winning the championship. Features the complete first and second seasons.

  • Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit [1990]Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit | DVD | (24/03/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Jeanette Winterson's semi-autobiographical novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit transfers wonderfully to the screen in this BBC adaptation (with a screenplay by Winterson). Jess is the adopted daughter of evangelical Christians living in the northwest of England in the 1960s. Her mother wants Jess to be a missionary, but when she falls in love with Melanie, Jess begins to realise that there is more to life than church. When Jess' mother begins to suspect the girls of "unnatural passions" she tries to destroy their relationship with the help of Pastor Finch (Kenneth Cranham) and his congregation. But their efforts--including a terrifying attempt at exorcism--only push Jess further away. Jess eventually understands that the only way to survive is to escape, and she sets her sights on a place at Oxford. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is both a broad comedy and a moving coming-of-age story. Charlotte Coleman is perfect as the teenage Jess, attempting to reconcile her religious devotion and her adolescent passion, but the film belongs to Geraldine McEwan as Jess' mother. McEwan obviously relishes Winterson's script, and she creates a character both monstrous, ridiculous and surprisingly sympathetic. It's a difficult role to carry off, but McEwan succeeds. Her performance is the high-point of this award-winning, provocative film. --Simon Leake, Amazon.com

  • A House in Regent PlaceA House in Regent Place | DVD | (12/01/2009) from £5.98   |  Saving you £6.00 (150.38%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Written by Roy Russell and starring Jenny Agutter A House In Regent Place is set in a Brighton house and spans four different time periods - 1914 1938 1958 and 1974.

  • Midsomer Murders - Dead LettersMidsomer Murders - Dead Letters | DVD | (09/10/2006) from £10.69   |  Saving you £6.30 (37.10%)   |  RRP £16.99

    Another case of murder most foul in Midsomer in which a beauty queen's long-passed demise is linked to a series of recent killings....

  • Swiss Toni - Series 1 And 2Swiss Toni - Series 1 And 2 | DVD | (01/06/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Played by Charlie Higson and developed from The Fast Show character who claimed ""Buying a car is like making love to a beautiful woman"" Swiss Toni will no doubt entertain enthral evoke laughter and most of all make you feel evolved. With his blonde quiff standing to attention and his grey shot-silk suit sparkling under the showroom lights Swiss Toni is the emperor of his car emporium. However Toni is being taught to drive by his long-suffering wife Ruth and is con

  • Vanity Fair / Sense And Sensibility / Shakespeare In LoveVanity Fair / Sense And Sensibility / Shakespeare In Love | DVD | (03/10/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Vanity Fair (Dir. Mira Nair 2004): Based on William Thackeray's 1828 novel Vanity Fair introduces Becky Sharp (Reese Witherspoon) a poor but well educated girl born into a 19th-century society offering little in the way of career advancement for women. She becomes a governess for Sir Pitt Crawley (Bob Hoskins) and aims to find a rich husband. True to the novel's tone everyone in Vanity Fair is deliciously devious throughout. Sense & Sensibility (Dir. Ang Lee 1995): Sense and Sensibility is the story of two sisters; pragmatic Elinor (Emma Thompson) and passionate wilful Marianne (Kate Winslet). When their father Henry Dashwood dies by law his estate must pass to the eldest son from his first marriage. Suddenly homeless and impoverished his current wife and daughters find themselves living in a simple country cottage. The two sisters are soon accepted into their new society. Marianne becomes swept up in a passionate love affair with the dashing Willoughby (Greg Wise) while Elinor struggles to keep a tight rein on the family purse strings and to keep her feelings for Edward Ferrars (Hugh Grant) whom she left behind hidden from her family. Despite their different personalities they both experience great sorrow in their affairs but they learn to mix sense with sensibility in a society that is obsessed with both financial and social status. Shakespeare In Love (Dir. John Madden 1998): Triumphant winner of 7 Academy Awards - including Best Picture - this witty sexy smash features Oscar-winning Best Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and an amazing cast that includes Academy Award winners Judi Dench Geoffrey Rush and Ben Affleck! When Will Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola (Paltrow) starts the words flowing like never before! There are just two things he'll have to learn about his new love: not only is she promised to marry someone else she's successfully impersonating a man in order to play the lead in Will's latest production! A truly can't-miss motion picture event with outstanding critical acclaim to match its impressive collection of major awards - everyone will love this funny behind-the-scenes look at the writing of the greatest love story ever told!

  • The Sherlock Holmes Catalogue - The Last Vampyre [1993]The Sherlock Holmes Catalogue - The Last Vampyre | DVD | (28/04/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The Last Vampyre is an overblown two-hour adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire", and was perhaps the most ill-advised of Granada Television's Sherlock Holmes series. Entirely contrary to the tone and spirit of Doyle's tale--which finds Holmes victoriously pitting his well-grounded deductive powers against irrational fears of a rise in blood sucking--The Last Vampyre is something of an embarrassment to the largely wonderful legacy of Granada's earlier efforts. (For the record, most of the creative executives who, along with star Jeremy Brett, had made the beloved series what it was in the 1980s were replaced by 1992, the year of this film.) In this version, Holmes does battle with a Dracula-like fellow who may or may not be the real McCoy. There is a great deal of padding to fill out the story to feature length, and it is mostly silly. So, you ask, is there anything to recommend this? Well, there is the ailing Brett's ever-fascinating performance, which deviates from Doyle's vision of the detective hero toward something darker and more personal. Edward Hardwicke does his usual warm and capable work as Dr Watson. --Tom Keogh

  • Fox [1980]Fox | DVD | (10/03/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    This BAFTA nominated series follows the fortunes and feuds of old Billy Fox (Peter Vaughan) and his family in South London. With a superb cast including Ray Winstone and Bernard Hill and shot entirely on location in pubs clubs and streets 'Fox' evokes a strong London atmosphere through a wonderfully tense and involving story.

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