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  • Outlander - Season 5 {DVD] [2020]Outlander - Season 5 {DVD] | DVD | (21/09/2020) from £20.00   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The fifth season of Outlander sees a continuation of Claire and Jamie's fight to protect those they love, as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America. Establishing a home in the New World is by no means an easy task, particularly in the wild backcountry of North Carolina and perhaps most significantly during a period of dramatic political upheaval. The Frasers strive to flourish within a society which, as Claire knows all too well, is unwittingly marching towards Revolution, as members of the elite ruling classes struggle to stifle an alarming undercurrent of unrest, trigged by the Regulator Movement, and to maintain order in the Province. Against this backdrop, which soon heralds the birth of the new American nation, Claire and Jamie have built a home together at Fraser's Ridge. Jamie must now defend this home established on land granted to him by the Crown despite the fact that this new mantle of responsibility sees him pitted against his godfather, Murtagh Fitzgibbons, a leader of the Regulator Rebellion. Jamie is forced to hide the true nature of his relationship with Murtagh from Governor Tryon, who has ordered Jamie to put an end to the unrest sweeping North Carolina. Claire, in turn, seeks to put her own skills and medical expertise to use in keeping her family together and safe from harm. Coupled with her knowledge of the future, she decides that she must be daring and have the courage to take risks, whatever the consequences may be Meanwhile, Brianna and Roger MacKenzie struggle to find their respective places in this world: striving to chase away the shadow cast over their lives by Stephen Bonnet, which continues to loom over them, as they raise their son in this brave new world. For the Frasers and their family, home is more than simply a site in which they live, it is the place in which they are laying the foundations for the rest of their lives.

  • Planet of the Apes Triple [DVD] [2017]Planet of the Apes Triple | DVD | (27/11/2017) from £5.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Billed as a "re-imagining" of the original film, Tim Burton's extraordinary Planet of the Apes constantly borders on greatness, adhering to the spirit of Pierre Boulle's original novel while exploring fresh and inventive ideas and paying honourable tribute to the '68 sci-fi classic. Burton's gifts for eccentric inspiration and visual ingenuity make this a movie that's as entertaining as it is provocative, beginning with Rick Baker's best-ever ape make-up (hand that man an Oscar®!), and continuing through the surprisingly nuanced performances and breathtaking production design. Add to all this an intelligent screenplay that turns Boulle's speculative reversal--the dominance of apes over humans--into a provocative study of civil rights and civil war. The film finally goes too far with a woefully misguided ending that pays weak homage to the original, but everything preceding that misfire is astonishingly right. While attempting the space-pod retrieval of a chimpanzee test pilot, Major Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) enters a magnetic storm that propels him into the distant future, where he crash-lands on the ape-ruled planet. Among the primitively civilized apes, treatment of enslaved humans is a divisive issue: senator's daughter Ari (Helena Bonham Carter) advocates equality while the ruthless General Thade (Tim Roth) promotes extermination. While Davidson ignites a human rebellion, this conflict is explored with admirable depth and emotion, and sharp dialogue allows Burton's exceptional cast to bring remarkable expressiveness to their embattled ape characters, most notably in the comic relief of orangutan slave trader Limbo (played to perfection by Paul Giamatti). Classic lines from the original film are cleverly reversed (including an unbilled cameo for Charlton Heston, in ape regalia as Thade's dying father), and while this tale of interspecies warfare leads to an ironic conclusion that's not altogether satisfying, it still bears the ripe fruit of a timeless what-if idea. --Jeff Shannon

  • Planet of the Apes Triple [Blu-ray] [2017]Planet of the Apes Triple | Blu Ray | (27/11/2017) from £12.35   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Billed as a "re-imagining" of the original film, Tim Burton's extraordinary Planet of the Apes constantly borders on greatness, adhering to the spirit of Pierre Boulle's original novel while exploring fresh and inventive ideas and paying honourable tribute to the '68 sci-fi classic. Burton's gifts for eccentric inspiration and visual ingenuity make this a movie that's as entertaining as it is provocative, beginning with Rick Baker's best-ever ape make-up (hand that man an Oscar®!), and continuing through the surprisingly nuanced performances and breathtaking production design. Add to all this an intelligent screenplay that turns Boulle's speculative reversal--the dominance of apes over humans--into a provocative study of civil rights and civil war. The film finally goes too far with a woefully misguided ending that pays weak homage to the original, but everything preceding that misfire is astonishingly right. While attempting the space-pod retrieval of a chimpanzee test pilot, Major Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) enters a magnetic storm that propels him into the distant future, where he crash-lands on the ape-ruled planet. Among the primitively civilized apes, treatment of enslaved humans is a divisive issue: senator's daughter Ari (Helena Bonham Carter) advocates equality while the ruthless General Thade (Tim Roth) promotes extermination. While Davidson ignites a human rebellion, this conflict is explored with admirable depth and emotion, and sharp dialogue allows Burton's exceptional cast to bring remarkable expressiveness to their embattled ape characters, most notably in the comic relief of orangutan slave trader Limbo (played to perfection by Paul Giamatti). Classic lines from the original film are cleverly reversed (including an unbilled cameo for Charlton Heston, in ape regalia as Thade's dying father), and while this tale of interspecies warfare leads to an ironic conclusion that's not altogether satisfying, it still bears the ripe fruit of a timeless what-if idea. --Jeff Shannon

  • Dumbo [Blu-ray]Dumbo | Blu Ray | (31/10/2011) from £11.89   |  Saving you £11.10 (93.36%)   |  RRP £22.99

    A Disney "classic" that actually is a classic, Dumbo should be part of your movie collection whether or not you have children. The storytelling was never as lean as in Dumbo, the songs rarely as haunting (or just plain weird), the characters rarely so well defined. The film pits the "cold, cruel, heartless" world that can't accept abnormality against a plucky, and mute, hero. Jumbo Jr. (Dumbo is a mean-spirited nickname) is ostracised from the circus pack shortly after his delivery by the stork because of his big ears. His mother sticks up for him and is shackled. He's jeered by children (an insightful scene has one boy poking fun at Dumbo's ears, even though the youngster's ears are also ungainly), used by the circus folk, and demoted to appearing with the clowns. Only the decent Timothy Q. Mouse looks out for the little guy. Concerns about the un-PC "Jim Crow" crows, who mock Dumbo with the wonderful "When I See an Elephant Fly", should be moderated by remembering that the crows are the only social group in the film who act kindly to the little outcast. If you don't mist up during the "Baby Mine" scene, you may be legally pronounced dead. --Keith Simanton

  • Outlander - Season 5 {Blu-Ray] [2020] [Region Free]Outlander - Season 5 {Blu-Ray] | Blu Ray | (21/09/2020) from £26.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The fifth season of Outlander sees a continuation of Claire and Jamie's fight to protect those they love, as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America. Establishing a home in the New World is by no means an easy task, particularly in the wild backcountry of North Carolina and perhaps most significantly during a period of dramatic political upheaval. The Frasers strive to flourish within a society which, as Claire knows all too well, is unwittingly marching towards Revolution, as members of the elite ruling classes struggle to stifle an alarming undercurrent of unrest, trigged by the Regulator Movement, and to maintain order in the Province. Against this backdrop, which soon heralds the birth of the new American nation, Claire and Jamie have built a home together at Fraser's Ridge. Jamie must now defend this home established on land granted to him by the Crown despite the fact that this new mantle of responsibility sees him pitted against his godfather, Murtagh Fitzgibbons, a leader of the Regulator Rebellion. Jamie is forced to hide the true nature of his relationship with Murtagh from Governor Tryon, who has ordered Jamie to put an end to the unrest sweeping North Carolina. Claire, in turn, seeks to put her own skills and medical expertise to use in keeping her family together and safe from harm. Coupled with her knowledge of the future, she decides that she must be daring and have the courage to take risks, whatever the consequences may be Meanwhile, Brianna and Roger MacKenzie struggle to find their respective places in this world: striving to chase away the shadow cast over their lives by Stephen Bonnet, which continues to loom over them, as they raise their son in this brave new world. For the Frasers and their family, home is more than simply a site in which they live, it is the place in which they are laying the foundations for the rest of their lives.

  • The Jungle Book (2 Disc Special Edition) (Disney)The Jungle Book (2 Disc Special Edition) (Disney) | DVD | (05/11/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £21.99

    One of the most popular Disney films ever The Jungle Book is a song-filled celebration of friendship fun and adventure set in a lush and colourful world. Inspired by Rudyard Kipling's""Mowgli"" stories Disney's 19th animated masterpiece was the last animated feature that had Walt Disney's personal touch. The jubilant adventure begins when Mowgli a little boy raised by wolves is urged by his friend Bagheera a wise old panther to seek safety in the man-village. Feeling very much at home in the jungle Mowgli resists and runs off. Much to Bagherra's dismay Mowgli meets a new friend with a happy-go-lucky- philosophy of life- Baloo the bear a lovable "" jungle bum."" Together the three buddies find the journey back to civilization anything but civilized! They encounter a crazy orangutan the hypnotic and sly snake Kaa and the menacing Shere Khan!

  • Live 8  [2005]Live 8 | DVD | (07/11/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £34.99

    One Day. One Concert. One World. On July 2nd 2005 nine cities took part in Live 8. Over 150 artists played in front of 2 million spectators across 4 continents. The earth had never seen anything like it! Timed to coincide with the G8 summit meeting in Scotland Live 8 directly called for eight leaders to double aid fully cancel debt and deliver trade justice for Africa; in short to start making poverty history in 2005. Additional features include footage from the July 6t

  • Outlander (2014) - Seasons 1-4 [DVD]Outlander (2014) - Seasons 1-4 | DVD | (07/10/2019) from £37.00   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    All the episodes from the first four seasons of the British-American television drama based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon. English nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) goes on a second honeymoon with her devoted husband Frank (Tobias Menzies) after both performing their duties during the Second World War. On a visit to a stone circle at Craigh Na Dun near Inverness, Claire touches one of the stones and finds herself transported back in time to 1743 where she encounters Frank's ancestor Black Jack Randall (Menzies) who, apart from appearance, has no likeness to her loving husband. When she is rescued from the evil clutches of Black Jack by a gang of Scottish rebels, she finds herself under suspicion of being an English spy. Season 1 episodes are: 'Sassenach', 'Castle Leoch', 'The Way Out', 'The Gathering', 'Rent', 'The Garrison Commander', 'The Wedding', 'Both Sides Now', 'The Reckoning', 'By the Pricking of My Thumbs', 'The Devil's Mark', 'Lallybroch', 'The Watch', 'The Search', 'Wentworth Prison' and 'To Ransom a Man's Soul'. Season 2 episodes are: 'Through a Glass, Darkly', 'Not in Scotland Anymore', 'Useful Occupations and Deceptions', 'La Dame Blanche', 'Untimely Resurrection', 'Best Laid Schemes...', 'Faith', 'The Fox's Lair', 'Je Suis Prest', 'Prestonpans', 'Vengeance Is Mine', 'The Hail Mary' and 'Dragonfly in Amber'. Season 3 episodes are: 'The Battle Joined', 'Surrender', 'All Debts Paid', 'Of Lost Things', 'Freedom & Whisky', 'A. Malcolm', 'Crème de Menthe', 'First Wife', 'The Doldrums', 'Heaven & Earth', 'Uncharted', 'The Bakra' and 'Eye of the Storm'. Season 4 episodes are: 'America the Beautiful', 'Do No Harm', 'The False Bride', 'Common Ground', 'Savages', 'Blood of My Blood', 'Down the Rabbit Hole', 'Wilmington', 'The Birds and the Bees', 'The Deep Heart's Core', 'If Not for Hope', 'Providence' and 'Man of Worth'.

  • 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea [1954]20,000 Leagues Under The Sea | DVD | (29/03/2004) from £3.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (275.69%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The swashbuckler genre bumped into science fiction in 1954 for one of Hollywood's great entertainments, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The Jules Verne story of adventure under the sea was Walt Disney's magnificent debut into live-action films. A professor (Paul Lukas) seeks the truth about a legendary sea monster in the years just after the Civil War. When his ship is sunk, he, his aide (Peter Lorre), and a harpoon master (Kirk Douglas) survive to discover that the monster is actually a metal submarine run by Captain Nemo (James Mason). Along with the rollicking adventure, it's fun to see the future technology that Verne dreamed up in his novel, including diving equipment and sea farming. The film's physical prowess is anchored by the Nautilus, an impressive full-scale gothic submarine complete with red carpet and pipe organ. In the era of big sets, 20,000 Leagues set a precedent for films shot on the water and deservedly won Oscars for art direction and special effects. Lost in the inventiveness of the film and great set pieces including a giant squid attack are two great performances. Mason is the perfect Nemo, taut and private, clothed in dark fabric that counters the Technicolor dreamboat that is the beaming red-and-white-stripe-shirted Kirk Douglas as the heroic Ned Land. The film works as peerless family adventure nearly half a century later. --Doug Thomas

  • 50 Years Legal [DVD]50 Years Legal | DVD | (14/05/2018) from £6.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Directed and written by legendary rock promoter Simon Napier-Bell, manager of The Yardbirds, T Rex and George Michael, and created to coincide with the 50 anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, this is an engaging journey through the subsequent years of how those changes affected LGBT lives. It features interview with leading activists and cultural commentators including Ian McKellen, Elton John, Matt Lucas, Derek Jacobi and Simon Callow.

  • Elton John - Greatest Hits Live [2000]Elton John - Greatest Hits Live | DVD | (19/05/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    One of the biggest musical legends in pop music today Elton John performs one of his most memorable concerts ever at the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City. This stunningly visual concert special was filmed over two nights in October 2000 and Elton and his band play some of his greatest hits from over four decades including ""Your Song"" ""Crocodile Rock"" ""Candle In The Wind"" and ""Rocket Man"". Elton also invites some special guest to share the microphone on stage wi

  • Bubble Boy [2001]Bubble Boy | DVD | (05/08/2002) from £6.46   |  Saving you £8.53 (56.90%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Innocuous, innocent and somewhat idiotic, Disney's bubbleheaded road-movie comedy Bubble Boy plays as a farcical remake of the 1976 cult TV-movie melodrama The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. Jake Gyllenhaal is the good-hearted innocent raised in a sort of human Habitrail of plastic rooms and rubber tunnels. To win back the girl of his dreams (Marley Shelton), he steps out of his indoor greenhouse and into a homemade Ziplock bubble suit. It's the usual story: naive innocent bounces down the highway like a beach ball with legs and wins over the wacky supporting cast of soft-hearted bikers, zombie-like teenage cultists and orphaned "freaks" through purity and pluck. The premise wears thin after a while, but Gyllenhaal keeps the film bounding along with goofy innocence and energetic eagerness. Swoosie Kurtz costars as his religious-zealot clinging mom. Watch for Fabio in an inspired cameo. --Sean Axmaker On the DVD: Bubble Boy contains a surprising amount of special features for what is essentially a B-movie comedy. These include a long winded multi-interview about the main star of the film, the Bubble suit itself; a director's diary, charting the events around the time of filming the movie; a "Production Design Gallery" including intricate pencil drawings and a story board of the Niagara Falls sequence. Along with this, director Blair Hayes and Jake Gyllenhaal offer a gabbled conversation rather than a commentary. --Nikki Disney

  • Live Aid - 20 Years Ago TodayLive Aid - 20 Years Ago Today | DVD | (04/07/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    ""Remember the day you wanted to help. Remember the bands who did it. Remember the dying who were allowed to live..."" (Bob Geldof July 1985). One concert.... Two continents.... One momentous day.... 63 artists.... 10 hours. This DVD contains selected highlights of the marathon fundraising concert that took place across two continents with worldwide TV coverage on July 13th 1985. The event was never re-broadcast and never available to buy until the release of the Live Aid 4 DVD set a

  • Live Aid [1985]Live Aid | DVD | (08/11/2004) from £55.33   |  Saving you £-15.34 (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    The greatest show on earth and a gargantuan humanitarian effort to help those starving in Africa Live Aid took place on July 13th 1985 and brought together some of the biggest music stars of all time! ""Twenty years ago they not only played 'real good for free ' they took an issue that was nowhere on the agenda of the political world and placed it at the very top "" says concert organizer Bob Geldof. ""By buying the Live Aid DVD that day continues far off into some distant but hopeful

  • Will And Grace: The Complete Will And Grace [DVD]Will And Grace: The Complete Will And Grace | DVD | (30/10/2017) from £34.99   |  Saving you £4.32 (12.35%)   |  RRP £39.31

    Hit American sitcom Will and Grace is as perky as Friends and as wittily urbane as Frasier. The premise concerns Will (Eric McCormack), a mildly uptight lawyer who agrees to have as a flatmate his best friend, interior designer Grace (Debra Messing). Their relationship has all the hallmarks of one between lovers--emotional dependency, little things that get on each other's nerves, strong mutual interests and volcanic arguments. The only snag is that while Grace is straight, Will is gay. Though not shy of poking sharp fun at that situation, Will and Grace is among sitcom's most potent and sophisticated antidotes to homophobia. Though initially a little too pleased with its own camp pertness, the show grows and grows on you with successive episodes, finally becoming indispensable. It also benefits from secondary characters Jack (Sean P Hayes) and Karen (Megan Mullally), also gay and straight respectively, both outrageously and hilariously irresponsible characters: he's a free spirit and freeloader, she's "working" as Grace's assistant even though she doesn't need the money, having married some. Despite its diamond and rapid-fire punch lines, Will and Grace conveys enough sense of the lovelorn predicament of the main characters to prevent it becoming too cute. --David Stubbs

  • The Road To El Dorado [2000]The Road To El Dorado | DVD | (01/09/2014) from £6.39   |  Saving you £14.86 (289.67%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Kenneth Brannagh and Kevin Kline supply the voices for the two young spaniards in search of the legengary city of gold - El Dorado

  • Live At Knebworth 1990 - Parts 1-2Live At Knebworth 1990 - Parts 1-2 | DVD | (01/12/2008) from £10.89   |  Saving you £4.10 (37.65%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Knebworth Hertfordshire Saturday June 30th 1990. 120 000 fans gathered for an historic event featuring a legendary combination of British artists... Tears For Fears: Change / Badman's Song / Everybody Wants To Rule The World Cliff Richard & The Shadows: On The Beach / Good Golly Miss Molly / We Don't Talk Anymore Phil Collins & The Serious Band: In The Air Tonight / Sussudio Paul McCartney: Coming Up / Birthday / Hey Jude / Can't Buy Me Love Status Quo: Whatever You Want /

  • Tommy (Special Edition) [1975]Tommy (Special Edition) | DVD | (14/06/2004) from £12.90   |  Saving you £0.08 (0.81%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Even by the standards of a genre not characterised by restraint, the 1974 rock opera Tommy is endearingly barmy, a bizarre combination of Pete Townshend's disturbed inspiration and director Ken Russell's wildly eccentric vision. Even if you gamely try and read allegorical meaning into it, the story is frankly odd: a child becomes psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind after witnessing the murder of his father by his stepdad and goes on to become rich and famous as the world pinball champion (since when was pinball a world-class competitor sport?), before setting himself up as a latter-day messiah. It's about the travails of the post-war generation, the disaffection of youth, the trauma of childhood abuse, the sham nature of new-age cults, and many other things besides. At least, that's what Townshend and Russell would have you believe. But what's really important is the many wonderful, utterly bonkers set-pieces--effectively a string of pop videos--that occur along the way, performed by great guest stars: Tina Turner as the Acid Queen, Eric Clapton as the Preacher, Keith Moon as Uncle Ernie, Elton John's mighty rendition of "Pinball Wizard", even Jack Nicholson doing a turn as a suave specialist. Roger Daltrey is iconic in his signature role, and Oliver Reed makes up for a complete inability to sing with a bravura performance as his sleazy stepdad, but best of all is Ann-Margret as Tommy's mother Nora: her charismatic presence holds the loose narrative together and she richly deserved her Academy Award nomination; the sight of her in a nylon cat suit being drenched in baked beans and chocolate from an exploding TV set is worth the price of admission alone. On the DVD: Tommy comes to DVD in a two-disc set, with the feature on disc one accompanied by three audio tracks: Dolby Stereo or 5.1 surround, as well as the original "Quintaphonic" surround mix--a unique experience with effectively two pairs of stereo tracks plus a centre track for the vocals. The anamorphic picture adequately recreates the original theatrical ratio. The second disc has a series of lengthy and illuminating new interviews with the main (surviving) players: Townshend, Russell, Daltrey and Ann-Margret, in which we learn among other things, that Daltrey wasn't Townshend's first choice for the role, that Stevie Wonder was the original preference for the Pinball Wizard, and that Ken Russell had never heard of any of these rock stars before agreeing to helm the movie. There's also a feature on the original sound mix and its restoration for DVD. All in all, a satisfying package for fans of one of the daftest chapters in the annals of rock music. --Mark Walker

  • The People Under The Stairs [1991]The People Under The Stairs | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.38   |  Saving you £0.61 (10.20%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Trapped inside a fortified home owned by a mysterious couple an impoverished young boy is suddenly thrust into a nightmare. Quickly learning the true nature of the house's homicidal inhabitants the boy battles against sadistic security devices befriends an elusive and abused young girl and finally learns the secret of the creatures deep within the house...

  • Tommy [Blu-ray]Tommy | Blu Ray | (11/11/2013) from £11.98   |  Saving you £12.00 (120.12%)   |  RRP £21.99

    Finally on Blu-ray! Ken Russell's cinematic telling of The Who's psychedelic rock opera about a deaf dumb and blind kid. Roger Daltrey Oliver Reed Elton John Ann-Margaret Eric Clapton Keith Moon Jack Nicholson and Tina Turner star! Special Features: Audio Commentary with Ken Russell and Mark Kermode Ken Russell on Tommy Pete Townshend Interview Roger Daltrey Interview Ann-Margret Spills the Beans The Story of the Sound Theatrical Trailer

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