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  • Great Expectations [1946]Great Expectations | DVD | (26/09/2008) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    David Lean's masterpiece based on Charles Dickins' timeless novel about Pip, a blacksmith's apprentice who suddenly comes into great fortunes.

  • Great Expectations [Blu-ray]Great Expectations | Blu Ray | (23/06/2008) from £7.59   |  Saving you £12.40 (163.37%)   |  RRP £19.99

    David Lean's masterpiece based on Charles Dickins' timeless novel about Pip, a blacksmith's apprentice who suddenly comes into great fortunes.

  • My Favourite Spy [DVD]My Favourite Spy | DVD | (06/05/2019) from £9.55   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Peanuts White, a burlesque comic, is recruited by U.S. agents to impersonate international spy Eric Augustine (whom White resembles) in a mission to purchase a million-dollar microfilm in mysterious, exotic Tangier. There, he encounters the irresistable Lily Dalbray, an old friend of Augustine who is now dealing with his arch-enemy, Brubaker. But where is the real Eric?

  • The Day Will Dawn [DVD]The Day Will Dawn | DVD | (25/05/2015) from £6.09   |  Saving you £6.90 (53.10%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Hugh Williams, Ralph Richardson and Deborah Kerr star in this British wartime drama. As Hitler invades Poland in 1939, British journalist Colin Metcalfe (Williams) is appointed as Norway's new foreign correspondent. During a sea voyage of his new home, his boat comes under fire from a German U-boat despite the country's neutrality. But when he reports the attack to the British embassy they disbelieve him and - to add insult to injury - remove him from his post. When German forces later invade Norway, Metcalfe returns, determined to uncover what is going on and to stop the Nazis in their tracks.

  • Oliver Twist -- Special Edition [1948]Oliver Twist -- Special Edition | DVD | (26/09/2008) from £21.58   |  Saving you £-5.59 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    There have been many film and TV adaptations of Oliver Twist but this 1948 production from director David Lean remains the definitive screen interpretation of the Charles Dickens classic. From the ominous symbolism of its opening storm sequence (in which Oliver's pregnant, ill-fated mother struggles to reach shelter before childbirth) to the mob-scene climax that provokes Bill Sikes's dreadful comeuppance, this breathtaking black-and-white film remains loyal to Dickens while distilling the story into its purest cinematic essence.Every detail is perfect--Lean even includes a coffin-shaped snuffbox for the cruel Mr. Sowerberry--and as young Oliver, eight-year-old John Howard Davies (who would later produce Monty Python's Flying Circus for the BBC) perfectly expresses the orphan's boyish wonderment, stern determination and waifish vulnerability. Best of all is Alec Guinness as Fagin, so devious and yet so delightfully appealing under his beak-nosed (and, at the time, highly controversial) make-up. (Many complained that Fagin's huge nose and greedy demeanour presented an anti-Semitic stereotype, even though Lean never identifies Fagin as Jewish; for this reason, the film wasn't shown in the US until three years after its British release.) Likewise, young Anthony Newley is artfully dodgy as Fagin's loyal accomplice, the Artful Dodger. Guinness's performance would later provide strong inspiration for Ron Moody's equally splendid portrayal of Fagin in the Oscar-winning Oliver! and while that 1968 musical remains wonderfully entertaining, it is Lean's film that hews closest to Dickens' vision. The authentic recreation of 19th-century London is marvellous to behold; Guy Green's cinematography is so shadowy and stylised that it almost qualifies as Dickensian film noir. Lean is surprisingly blunt in conveying Dickens's theme of cruelty but his film never loses sight of the warmth and humanity that Oliver embodies. --Jeff Shannon

  • Caesar And Cleopatra [1946]Caesar And Cleopatra | DVD | (19/06/2007) from £4.25   |  Saving you £11.74 (276.23%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Vivien Leigh is the young Cleopatra and Claude Rains is Julius Caesar in the spectacular 1945 version of George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra. As Rome invades Egypt Julius Caesar (Rains) stumbles across the young and unrefined princess Cleopatra (Leigh) sheltering in the Sphinx. Impressed by her spirit and intelligence seduced by her charm he determines to make her Queen. Cleopatra learns about power and politics at the feet of a master but her downfall begins when she is se

  • Great Expectations [1946]Great Expectations | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (160.32%)   |  RRP £12.99

    David Lean's masterpiece based on Charles Dickins' timeless novel about Pip, a blacksmith's apprentice who suddenly comes into great fortunes.

  • Oliver Twist / Great Expectations [1948]Oliver Twist / Great Expectations | DVD | (17/03/2008) from £12.10   |  Saving you £0.89 (6.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    An astonishingly good David Lean double-bill featuring his two Dickensian adaptations, Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948), this is a reminder that cinema does not necessarily have to debase its literary sources, sometimes it can enhance them. Lean's painterly eye for evocative locations--be they windswept marshes or bustling London streets--provides the backdrop, but his focus on smaller details--the ominous tree in the graveyard with its almost human face, the reaction of Bill Sikes' dog to Nancy's murder--adds the vital ingredient that brings both place and character to life. Starring a youthful John Mills as Pip, Lean's Great Expectations is an unadulterated delight, a serendipitous gelling of screenplay, direction, cinematography and acting that produces an almost perfect film. The cast is exemplary, with Alec Guinness in his first (official) role as Pip's loyal pal Herbert Pocket; Martita Hunt is a cadaverous Miss Havisham; Finlay Currie transforms himself from truly threatening to entirely sympathetic as Magwitch; while the young Jean Simmons makes more of an impact as the girl Estella than Valerie Hobson does as the older incarnation. Perhaps best of all, though, is Francis Sullivan as the pragmatic but kindly attorney Jaggers. The cinematography alone (courtesy of Guy Green) would qualify Oliver Twist as a classic: the opening sequence of a lone woman struggling through the storm is an indelible cinematic image. Fortunately, Lean's film has many more aces up its sleeve thereafter, notably Alec Guinness' grotesque Fagin--a caricature certainly, but a three-dimensional one--and Robert Newton's utterly pitiless Bill Sikes. The skewed angles and unsettling chiaroscuro lighting transform London itself into another threatening character. --Mark Walker

  • The Four Just Men [DVD]The Four Just Men | DVD | (13/05/2013) from £6.79   |  Saving you £3.20 (47.13%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Produced by Michael Balcon for Ealing Studios on the eve of the Second World War, The Four Just Men recounts crime novelist Edgar Wallace's tale of the clandestine band of vigilantes who have united to uphold democracy, fight tyranny and protect British interests worldwide. A patriotic remake of George Ridgeway's silent of 1921 - also inspiring ITC's cult series of 1959 - this innovative thriller sees the unconventional heroes thwarting a dictator's plan to destroy the British Empire. Origin...

  • The Day Will Dawn [1942]The Day Will Dawn | DVD | (08/02/2010) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    This exciting British wartime film celebrates the heroism of the Norwegian resistance movement in fighting the Nazi invaders. With a distinguished cast including Ralph Richardson, Hugh Williams and Deborah Kerr, and a script by Terence Rattigan, this is the story of a British foreign correspondent sent to report on U-Boat attacks against Norwegian shipping.

  • History Of Mr Polly / Great Expectations / Waterloo RoadHistory Of Mr Polly / Great Expectations / Waterloo Road | DVD | (14/11/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Three John Mills films on one fantastic box set. History Of Mr. Polly: John Mills stars in this celebrated adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic. Mr Polly is a sensitive soul idling away his days as a humble drapers assistant until one day he is abruptly sacked for daydreaming at work. His well-ordered life is plunged into chaos until his fathers death suddenly brings him a large inheritance. Mr Polly splashes out on a brand new bicycle and sets off to explore the world and seek out grand adventure. A doomed love affair quickly destroys his newfound dreams. The bicycle is stored away and Mr Polly opens up his own drapers shop in a dismal little town. Fifteen years later finds him unhappily married and almost bankrupt. His thoughts drift towards suicide - but there may yet be another avenue of escape for the hapless Mr Polly. Great Expectations: David Lean directed this stylish film presentation of Charles Dickens' heart warming story of a young man befriending an escaped convict who becomes his unknown benefactor and of the consequences for the young man as he establishes himself in the world. Waterloo Road: As World War Two rages Jim Colter (John Mills) finds himself called up to serve in the Army - but hes soon to find himself at war on two fronts. While hes away his lovely wife Tillie attracts (Joy Shelton) attracts the amorous attention of Ted Purvis (Stewart Granger) a vicious local spiv and self-acclaimed ladies man. When Jims sister write to him informing him of what is happening Jim decides that the Nazis can wait and that an even more insidious enemy needs to be dealt with first. He breaks out of camp goes AWOL and sets off to find his wife. With the military hot on his tail Jim must make his way through war-torn London to settle things once and for all.

  • Oliver Twist [1948]Oliver Twist | DVD | (11/10/1999) from £12.97   |  Saving you £0.01 (0.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    There have been many film and TV adaptations of Oliver Twist but this 1948 production from director David Lean remains the definitive screen interpretation of the Charles Dickens classic. From the ominous symbolism of its opening storm sequence (in which Oliver's pregnant, ill-fated mother struggles to reach shelter before childbirth) to the mob-scene climax that provokes Bill Sikes's dreadful comeuppance, this breathtaking black-and-white film remains loyal to Dickens while distilling the story into its purest cinematic essence.Every detail is perfect--Lean even includes a coffin-shaped snuffbox for the cruel Mr. Sowerberry--and as young Oliver, eight-year-old John Howard Davies (who would later produce Monty Python's Flying Circus for the BBC) perfectly expresses the orphan's boyish wonderment, stern determination and waifish vulnerability. Best of all is Alec Guinness as Fagin, so devious and yet so delightfully appealing under his beak-nosed (and, at the time, highly controversial) make-up. (Many complained that Fagin's huge nose and greedy demeanour presented an anti-Semitic stereotype, even though Lean never identifies Fagin as Jewish; for this reason, the film wasn't shown in the US until three years after its British release.) Likewise, young Anthony Newley is artfully dodgy as Fagin's loyal accomplice, the Artful Dodger. Guinness's performance would later provide strong inspiration for Ron Moody's equally splendid portrayal of Fagin in the Oscar-winning Oliver! and while that 1968 musical remains wonderfully entertaining, it is Lean's film that hews closest to Dickens' vision. The authentic recreation of 19th-century London is marvellous to behold; Guy Green's cinematography is so shadowy and stylised that it almost qualifies as Dickensian film noir. Lean is surprisingly blunt in conveying Dickens's theme of cruelty but his film never loses sight of the warmth and humanity that Oliver embodies. --Jeff Shannon

  • What Happened Then? [DVD]What Happened Then? | DVD | (06/02/2017) from £6.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Actor-director Richard Bird, horror stalwart George Zucco and charismatic stage and screen star Francis L. Sullivan feature in the cast of this thriller in which love and money troubles threaten to lead an innocent young sculptor to the scaffold. Based on a play by Broadway director Lillian Trimble Bradley, What Happened Then? is featured in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its original aspect ratio. Raymond Rudford is on trial for the murder of the wealthy uncle who adopted him as a boy following the death of his parents. The prosecution produces seemingly damning evidence including Raymond's own fingerprints on the blade that killed his uncle and a powerful motive: the fear that he would be disinherited if he should marry Alicia, his fiancee. She knows that Raymond is innocent; but how can she prove it? SPECIAL FEATURES: Image gallery

  • Return Of Bulldog Drummond [DVD]Return Of Bulldog Drummond | DVD | (22/06/2009) from £12.99   |  Saving you £3.00 (18.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Retired British military officer Capt. Hugh Bulldog Drummond is the leader of the Black Clan a secret organisation crusading to rid England of crime by means of a purge against foreign undesirables. When World Peace Conference delegate Brunel is assassinated en-route to Birmingham Drummond and his sidekick Algy kidnap arms dealer Charles Latter and set about threatening a foreign consortium to leave the country within 24 hours after the Black Clan pay them a visit. The ringleader of the syndicate is Drummond's old adversary European arms dealer Carl Peterson who kidnaps Drummond's wife to use her as bait to capture her husband. After walking into Peterson's trap Drummond is drugged and placed in a car that is driven into a nearby river; he narrowly escapes drowning and sets about liberating his wife from the gang's lair. Meanwhile Algy organises for the Black Clan to intervene and rescue Drummond and his wife.

  • Plunder Of The Sun [1953]Plunder Of The Sun | DVD | (14/05/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    An American insurance adjuster stranded in Mexico becomes involved with an archaeologist and a collector...

  • Behave Yourself!Behave Yourself! | DVD | (01/09/2003) from £6.44   |  Saving you £-2.45 (-61.40%)   |  RRP £3.99

  • Dinner At The Ritz [1937]Dinner At The Ritz | DVD | (24/05/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

  • Behave Yourself [DVD] [1951]Behave Yourself | DVD | (22/02/2010) from £12.93   |  Saving you £-4.94 (-61.80%)   |  RRP £7.99

    Behave Yourself

  • 3 Leading Ladies Of The Silver Screen - Vol. 2 - Of Human Bondage / Behave Yourself / Home Town Story3 Leading Ladies Of The Silver Screen - Vol. 2 - Of Human Bondage / Behave Yourself / Home Town Story | DVD | (01/11/2004) from £8.07   |  Saving you £-3.08 (-61.70%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Of Human Bondage: The love that lifted a man to paradise and hurled him back to earth again! This film is based on W. Somerset Maugham's classic novel of a young medical student's strange infatuation with a cheap and vulgar cockney waitress (Bette Davis). The infatuation turns into a mutually destructive affair. This is the film that brought Bette Davis to fame and secured her future roles as a tough domineering woman. Fine acting by the entire cast with Davis an absolu

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