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  • Stand By Me [1986]Stand By Me | DVD | (04/12/2000) from £4.41   |  Saving you £9.84 (312.38%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A sleeper hit when released in 1986, Stand by Me is based on Stephen King's novella "The Body" (from the book Different Seasons); but it's more about the joys and pains of boyhood friendship than a morbid fascination with corpses. It's about four boys ages 12 and 13 (Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell) who take an overnight hike through the woods near their Oregon town to find the body of a boy who's been missing for days. Their journey includes a variety of scary adventures (including a ferocious junkyard dog, a swamp full of leeches and a treacherous leap from a train trestle), but it's also a time for personal revelations, quiet interludes and the raucous comradeship of best friends. Set in the 1950s, the movie indulges an overabundance of anachronistic profanity and a kind of idealistic, golden-toned nostalgia (it's told in flashback as a story written by Wheaton's character as an adult, played by Richard Dreyfuss). But it's delightfully entertaining from start to finish, thanks to the rapport among its young cast members and the timeless, universal themes of friendship, family and the building of character and self-esteem. Kiefer Sutherland makes a memorable teenage villain and look closely for John Cusack in a flashback scene as Wheaton's now-deceased and dearly missed brother. A genuine crowd-pleaser, this heartfelt movie led director Rob Reiner to even greater success with his next film, The Princess Bride. --Jeff Shannon

  • Gremlins 1&2 [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Gremlins 1&2 | Blu Ray | (10/02/2020) from £15.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Gremlins Gremlins is a widly original roller-coaster ride of hilarious mischief. One minute your hair will stand on end, the next you'll hold your sides with laughter at the havoc these supposedly gentle furballs create when the rules are broken. With sly special effects that dazzle and enchant, Gremlins is what superior popular moviemaking is all about (Richard Corliss, Time). Gremlins 2 - The New Batch The Rules are the same but the laughs are bigger and the thrills are better. this time, Billy and everyone's favourite Mogwai, Gizmo, must face off against a new batch of Gremlins who definitely think thet New York is their kind of town. Extras Gremlins: Over 10 Minutes of Footage Not Seen in Cinemas Making-of-Featurette Two Commentaries: 1) Director Joe Dante, Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Dick Miller and Howie Madel 2) Director Joe Dante, Producer Michael Finnell and Special Effects Artist Chris Walas - Photo/Storyboard Gallery - Theatrical Trailers Gremlins 2: Over 20 minutes of never before seen footage. Behind-the-scenes documentary, Commentary by Director Joe Dante, Actor Zach Galligan, Writer Charlie Haas and Producer Michael Finnel, Gag Reel

  • Footloose [1984]Footloose | DVD | (07/10/2002) from £4.49   |  Saving you £11.50 (71.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    First released in 1984, Footloose now enjoys the same sort of semi-ironic nostalgic cachet as John Hughes' contemporary schlock-fests about angst-ridden teens with silly hair. This is partly due to the fact that, as breathtakingly predictable kids-against-the-squares romps go, it's really pretty tolerable, but it's mostly because of the soundtrack. The songs that appear in the film--notably Kenny Loggins' infectiously vapid title track, and gale-force screecher Bonnie Tyler's excruciating "Holding Out for a Hero"--are possessed of an awfulness so monolithic that they have transcended their era and become reliable floor-fillers at 80s nostalgia discos all over the western world. The plot, such as it is, sees the eerily androidal Kevin Bacon playing a hip rock & roll youth from the big city rebelling against the strictures of the conservative small town in which he finds himself living. Inevitably, he falls for the daughter of his nemesis, the local preacher (the latter, it has to be said, is played with some aplomb by John Lithgow, who very nearly wrings depth from a character otherwise straight out of the colour-by-numbers guide to movie-making). Inevitably, there are some dance sequences. Inevitably, the kids win out, and the grown-ups realise that maybe they aren't so bad after all. On the DVD: Footloose can be watched on disc, should you so desire, dubbed in German, Spanish, French or Italian. There also subtitles available in pretty well every European language, as well as Arabic, Hebrew, Russian and Turkish. Other than that there are no extras. --Andrew Mueller

  • Patch Adams [1999]Patch Adams | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.79   |  Saving you £4.20 (72.54%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Patch Adams raises two schools of thought: there are those who are inspired by the true story of a troubled man who finds happiness in helping others--a man set on changing the world and who may well accomplish the task. And then there are those who feel manipulated by this feel-good story, who want to smack the young medical student every time he begins his silly antics. Staving off suicidal thoughts, Hunter Adams commits himself into a psychiatric ward, where he not only garners the nickname "Patch" but learns the joy in helping others. To this end, he decides to go to medical school, where he clashes with the staid conventions of the establishment as he attempts to inject humour and humanity into his treatment of the patients ("We need to start treating the patient as well as the disease", he declares throughout the film). Robin Williams, in the title role, is as charming as ever, although someone should tell him to broaden his range--the ever-cheerful, do-gooder à la Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society is getting a little old. His sidekick Truman (Daniel London) steals the show with his gawky allure and eyebrows that threaten to overtake his lean face--he seems more real, which is odd considering that Patch Adams does exist and this film is based on his life. Monica Potter is the coolly reluctant love interest and she makes the most of her one-dimensional part. While moments of true heartfelt emotion do come through, the major flaw of this film is that the good guys are just so gosh-darn good and the bad ones are just big meanies with no character development. Patch Adams, though, does provide the tears, the giggles and the kooky folks who will keep you smiling at the end. --Jenny Brown

  • Gremlins/Gremlins 2 - The New Batch [1984]Gremlins/Gremlins 2 - The New Batch | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £9.79   |  Saving you £0.20 (2.04%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous. They're here! Gremlins: Don't ever get it wet. Keep it away from bright light. And no matter how much it cries no matter how much it begs--never ever feed it after midnight. With these three instructions young Billy Peltzer takes possession of his cuddly new pet. Billy will get a whole lot more than he bargained for... Gremlins 2 - The New Batch: The rules are the same but the laughs are bigger and thrills are better. This time Billy and everyone's favorite Mogwai Gizmo must face off against a new batch of Gremlins that definitely think New York is their kind of town.

  • Footloose / Flashdance [1984]Footloose / Flashdance | DVD | (02/12/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Footloose Teenager Ren MacCormack sends ripples through Bomont a small Midwestern town that could stand some shaking up when he arrives from Chicago with his mother Ethel to settle with her relatives. The adults tend to view him with suspicion as a possible contaminant from the outer world. Some of his male peers eye him as a threat and most of the girls just plain eye him. It's a tough time for Ren whose father deserted him and his mother leaving them financially and

  • Gremlins (1984) [Blu-ray] [2019]Gremlins (1984) | Blu Ray | (30/09/2019) from £20.25   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A father returns from Chinatown with an unusual pet, a Mogwai--a gift for his son. The rules are simple: Keep your Mogwai away from water, bright lights and, most importantly, never--never--feed him after midnight. But the rules are inadvertently broken, and the consequences multiply at an alarming rate.

  • Gremlins [Blu-ray] [Region Free]Gremlins | Blu Ray | (06/10/2014) from £8.99   |  Saving you £-1.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.99

    When his absent-minded father gives young Billy Pelzer (Zach Galligan) a new pet, he warns him to abide by three rules. The rules get broken, of course, and the pet--a cute Mogwai named Gizmo--unwittingly gives birth to the vicious Gremlins who proceed to terrorise the town. Although the long shadow of Producer Steven Spielberg hangs over Joe Dante's 1984 comedy Gremlins almost as much as it did over Tobe Hooper's Poltergeist (1982), Dante doesn't allow it to overwhelm his own quirky style too much. Glimpses of Robbie the Robot and The Time Machine (which promptly disappears) at an inventors' convention reveal his passion for old-movie references (which culminated with Matinee, 1993). Aided and abetted by Spielberg's guidance and a script by Chris Columbus (who would go on to direct and produce the Home Alone franchise) and a music score by Jerry Goldsmith, Dante had all the help he needed to make the biggest hit of his career. Much of the humour derives from Dante's playful handling of the setting in Smallsville, USA, whose inhabitants are as much the target of his satire as they are of the Gremlins' unwanted solicitations. The xenophobic neighbour who warns prophetically of "gremlins" in foreign cars and machinery provides a subtext for the attack on homely American values, as does showing Invasion of the Body Snatchers on TV while the wicked Gremlins hatch. The sight of the little tykes cavorting in a bar, getting drunk and even dancing in pink leggings looks suspiciously like a satirical dig at the whole 1980's culture of selfishness: with their destructive impulses and overindulgences the Gremlins are the ultimate egotistical yuppies. As with many Spielberg projects, the bland hero saves the day for nostalgic, old-fashioned values, but there are plenty of laughs along the way--for example in the now-classic scene when the hero's mother fights off Gremlins in the kitchen by stuffing them in the blender and microwave. Dante's 1990 sequel is even more satirically pointed, and he effectively remade the original with Small Soldiers (1998), replacing Gremlins with toys. On the DVD: Disappointingly, there are no extra features at all here, aside from subtitles and "interactive menus"--which simply means there is an onscreen menu and it works. --Mark Walker

  • Gremlins / Gremlins 2 - The New Batch [1984]Gremlins / Gremlins 2 - The New Batch | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £7.79   |  Saving you £-0.80 (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.99

    Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous. They're here! Gremlins: Don't ever get it wet. Keep it away from bright light. And no matter how much it cries no matter how much it begs--never ever feed it after midnight. With these three instructions young Billy Peltzer takes possession of his cuddly new pet. Billy will get a whole lot more than he bargained for... Gremlins 2 - The New Batch: The rules are the same but the laughs are bigger and thrills ar

  • Murder So SweetMurder So Sweet | DVD | (31/12/2007) from £9.78   |  Saving you £-2.80 (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...

  • Back To The Future Trilogy [1990]Back To The Future Trilogy | DVD | (02/12/2002) from £22.77   |  Saving you £-2.78 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Before he grew up and started to become a serious filmmaker, Robert Zemeckis created arguably the most unashamedly entertaining film trilogy ever with his Back to the Future series. It's here that Zemeckis came closest to emulating his mentor Steven Spielberg, and here, too, that he showed his own talent for combining flashy visual effects and knock-about comedy. The vivacious screenplays, cowritten with Bob Gale, are chock full of forwards and backwards-looking jokes, 1950s nostalgia and wry nods to other movies. Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd, both alumni of successful small-screen sitcoms (Family Ties and Taxi respectively), bring a frenetic energy to their roles, but also the warmth and likability needed to carry the audience with them through time. Don't try and unravel the time-travel thread running throughout, as that way lie paradoxes: just accept its inherent absurdity and enjoy the ride. Marty McFly travels from 1985 to 1955 in a souped-up DeLorean sports car (Back to the Future), then forward in time to 2015 and back to 1955 again (Back to the Future II), before going all the way back to the Old West of 1885 (Back to the Future III). Matters become progressively more complicated as actions in the past have repercussions for the future, and vice versa. Marty learns life-lessons and Doc finds love at last; the joyful, helter-skelter pace never slackens for an instant. --Mark Walker On the DVD: Back to the Future travels through time to the DVD era with a three-disc set charting the much-loved trilogy in full, along with an abundance of special features. The real joy in this box set is the "Making of the Trilogy" featurette, which spans the three discs and offers a wealth of information on the films. The deleted scenes have not faired well with age, with the visuals and sound suffering immensely. On Disc One the anecdotes can be played along with the film as subtitles, which is more than can be said for the commentary with Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale recorded at the California University, which is simply a Q & A session--not played along with the movie--and would have been stronger as a filmed special feature. But all in all as three-disc sets go it doesn't get much better than this--and you won't need 1.21 gigawatts of electricity to enjoy it. --Nikki Disney

  • 80s Classic Box Set80s Classic Box Set | DVD | (18/09/2006) from £13.48   |  Saving you £4.51 (33.46%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Goonies: A thrill-a-minute adventure film produced by Steven Spielberg! When brothers Mikey and Brand learn that greedy developers are forcing their family to move they and their friends decide to have one last precious adventure together. With the help of a treasure map they've found in the attic the group known as the Goonies go in search of buried gold hoping against hope that if they find it Mikey and Brand will succeed in keeping their home... (Dir. Richard Donner 1985) Police Academy: The call went out. The recruits came in. No longer would police cadets have to meet standards of height weight or other requirements. Brains were optional too. Can't spell IQ? Don't know the number 911? No matter. Police Academy grads are ready to uphold law and disorder! (Dir. Hugh Wilson 1984) Gremlins: Don't ever get it wet. Keep it away from bright light. And no matter how much it cries no matter how much it begs--never ever feed it after midnight. With these three instructions young Billy Peltzer takes possession of his cuddly new pet. Billy will get a whole lot more than he bargained for... (Dir. Joe Dante 1984)

  • Gremlins [1984]Gremlins | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £10.78   |  Saving you £-2.79 (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.99

    Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous. Don't ever get it wet. Keep it away from bright light. And no matter how much it cries no matter how much it begs--never ever feed it after midnight. With these three instructions young Billy Peltzer takes possession of his cuddly new pet. Billy will get a whole lot more than he bargained for...

  • Back To The Future [1985]Back To The Future | DVD | (09/12/2002) from £7.05   |  Saving you £-0.06 (-0.90%)   |  RRP £6.99

    Dr. Emmett Brown: Then tell me, "future boy," who is president in the United States in 1985? Marty McFly: Ronald Reagan. Dr. Brown: Ronald Reagan? The actor?! Who's vice president? Jerry Lewis? Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis topped his breakaway hit Romancing the Stone with this joyous comedy with a dazzling hook: what would it be like to meet your parents in their youth? Billed as a special-effects comedy, the imaginative film (the top box-office smash of 1985) has staying power because of the heart behind Zemeckis and Bob Gale's script. High-school student Marty McFly (Michael J Fox, during the height of his TV success) is catapulted back to the 1950s where he sees his parents in their teens, and accidentally changes the history of how Mom and Dad met. Filled with the humorous ideology of the 50s, filtered through the knowledge of the 80s (actor Ronald Reagan is president, ha!), the film comes off as a Twilight Zone episode written by Preston Sturges. Filled with memorable effects and two wonderfully off-key, perfectly cast performances: Christopher Lloyd as the crazy scientist who builds the time machine (a DeLorean luxury car) and Crispin Glover as Marty's geeky dad. Followed by two sequels. --Doug Thomas, Amazon.com

  • Gremlins [Blu-ray] [1984]Gremlins | Blu Ray | (15/10/2018) from £10.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Gremlins is a roller-coaster ride of wild originality. One minute your hair will stand on end, the next you'll hold your sides with laughter at the havoc these supposedly gentle furballs create when the rules surrounding their care and feeding are inadvertently broken one fateful Christmas. Presented by Steven Spielberg, written by Chris Columbus and directed by Joe Dante, Gremlins is hilariously funny and wickedly scary! SPECIAL FEATURES: Over 10 minutes of footage not seen in cinemas, making-of featurette, 2 commentaries: (1) Director Joe Dante, Phoebe Cates, Zach Galligan, Dick Miller and Howie Mandel, (2) Director Joe Dante, Producer Michael Finnell and Special Effects Artist Chris Walas. Includes Funko Pocket Pop! Keychain of Gizmo.

  • Gremlins [Blu-ray][Region Free]Gremlins | Blu Ray | (05/10/2009) from £14.83   |  Saving you £3.16 (17.60%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Polly Holliday, Frances Lee McCainDirector: Joe Dante

  • Gremlins [Blu-ray]Gremlins | Blu Ray | (04/10/2010) from £13.68   |  Saving you £4.31 (24.00%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous. Don't ever get it wet. Keep it away from bright light. And no matter how much it cries no matter how much it begs--never ever feed it after midnight. With these three instructions young Billy Peltzer takes possession of his cuddly new pet. Billy will get a whole lot more than he bargained for...

  • Footloose [1984]Footloose | DVD | (31/10/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The music is on his side. Teenager Ren MacCormack sends ripples through Bomont a small Midwestern town that could stand some shaking up when he arrives from Chicago with his mother Ethel to settle with her relatives. The adults tend to view him with suspicion as a possible contaminant from the outer world. Some of his male peers eye him as a threat and most of the girls just plain eye him. It's a tough time for Ren whose father deserted him and his mother leaving them

  • Gremlins [Blu-ray] [1984]Gremlins | Blu Ray | (06/10/2008) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

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