"Actor: Francis Matthews"

  • Dracula Prince Of Darkness (DOUBLE PLAY) [DVD]Dracula Prince Of Darkness (DOUBLE PLAY) | DVD | (30/04/2012) from £13.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (64.33%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Four English tourists find themselves stranded in the mysterious village of Karlsbad, a sinister and remote place of deadly, dark legend. Their journey leads them to an abandoned castle where a nightmarish destiny awaits them. However, it wasn't just fate that brought them here, but an evil force in need of resurrection, a blood craving beast known only as Count Dracula, Prince Of Darkness. Released in 1966 this is Christopher Lee's second outing as Dracula, with Hammer Films pushing the cinematic boundaries of graphic gore and terror.

  • Paul Temple: The Complete Collection [DVD]Paul Temple: The Complete Collection | DVD | (05/08/2013) from £28.33   |  Saving you £-3.34 (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Stylish cool incisive - protective of his loving wife 'Steve' - Paul Temple was an exemplary crime writer turned crime solver as played by Francis Matthews in the acclaimed and much loved TV series. Often filmed at glamorous locations throughout Europe Temple operated like a cross-between Miss Marple and Poirot with the slick cutting-edge style of The Saint. The Complete Paul Temple Collection represents the surviving colour episodes of this rich series along with the five final episodes available only in black and white. The collection reveals a time capsule of 1970s fashion in clothes cars décor - and crime presenting an unmissable collection of mysteries that must be solved; and there's only one crime writer who can do it! Special Features: Being Paul Temple An Interview with Francis Matthews The Women of Paul Temple Fashion Statements Francis Durbridge Biography Selected Cast Filmographies Subtitles

  • Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: The Complete Series | Blu Ray | (08/10/2018) from £25.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    One of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's best-loved series, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons brought a new level of realism and sophistication to Century 21's endlessly popular Supermarionation productions. To mark its fiftieth anniversary, the series has been remastered in HD from the original 35mm film elements for this Blu-ray edition it has never looked better! The year is 2068; after a misunderstanding leading to an attack on their Martian city, the Mysterons declare war on the inhabitants of Earth. Ranged against this devastatingly powerful enemy is Spectrum, a worldwide security organisation its leading operative: Captain Scarlet. Having been captured and replicated by the Mysterons, but breaking free of their control, he now possesses extraordinary powers that make him Spectrum's most powerful agent in the fight to save humanity!

  • Captain Scarlet - Complete Series Box Set [1966]Captain Scarlet - Complete Series Box Set | DVD | (17/09/2001) from £35.00   |  Saving you £40.99 (53.90%)   |  RRP £75.99

    First broadcast in 1967, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons was the most grown-up of all Gerry Anderson's SuperMarionation adventures. There are gadgets and toy-friendly machines galore, of course--like the Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle, the Angel Aircraft and Cloudbase itself--but, unlike the colourful fantasies of Stingray and Thunderbirds, this series' concern with an implacable, vengeful enemy, conspiracies and double-agents drew its inspiration from James Bond and the Cold War spy dramas of the 1960s. Special effects whiz Derek Meddings imbues the action sequences with a truly Bondian grandeur and, like the sinister Spectre of the Bond films, the Martian Mysterons seem all the more hostile for their unseen presence, their agents infiltrating every organisation dedicated to their destruction just as it seemed the Soviets were doing at the time. The indestructible Captain Scarlet is killed then resurrected every week (though not like South Park's Kenny), and more often than not the unstoppable Mysterons emerge triumphant, and always undefeated. The varied cast of Spectrum agents and their voice characterisations also aim at verisimilitude (Captain Scarlet, voiced by Francis Matt hews, sounds like a grim Cary Grant), while the puppetry is more realistic than ever. This box set contains all 32 episodes, with newly remastered picture and Dolby 5.1 surround sound. The DVD box also includes extra features on each disc, plus a sixth documentary disc, "Captain Scarlet: S.I.G.". In its new digital incarnation, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons still looks and sounds like the epitome of 60s cool. --Mark Walker

  • The Detectives - Series 3The Detectives - Series 3 | DVD | (23/10/2006) from £7.14   |  Saving you £8.85 (123.95%)   |  RRP £15.99

    In the neverending high-tech war against crime Detective Constables Bob Louis and David Briggs are the Scud missiles of the police arsenal: inefficient unreliable and utterly aimless! Episodes Comprise: 1. D.C. Of Love 2. Flash 3. Art Attack 4. On Thin Ice 5. Between A Rock And A Hard Place 6. Twitchers

  • The Intelligence Men [1965]The Intelligence Men | DVD | (20/05/2002) from £9.43   |  Saving you £0.56 (5.60%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Morecambe and Wise are special agents 00 oh oh! in this hilarious spy caper. James Bond has nothing to fear when Eric and Ernie get mixed up with Colonel Grant MI5 and the KGB. Their task: to protect the Ballerina Madam Petrovna the idol of the Russian people and God help Madam Petrovna. Her life is in the hands of two of the world's most incompetent spies dressed as Ballerina's and one of them showing off his short fat hairy legs. Intelligence work has never been so funn

  • The Paul Temple Black and White Collection [DVD]The Paul Temple Black and White Collection | DVD | (02/04/2012) from £12.05   |  Saving you £7.94 (39.70%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Stylish, cool, incisive - protective of his loving wife “Steve” - Paul Temple was an exemplary crime writer turned crime solver who operated like a cross-between Miss Marple and Poirot with the slick cutting-edge style of The Saint.This collection captures the final five episodes of the classic TV series: The Guilty Must Die Game, Set and Match Long Ride to Red Gap Winner Take All Critics, Yes! But This is Ridiculous!

  • That Riviera Touch [1966]That Riviera Touch | DVD | (20/05/2002) from £16.16   |  Saving you £-6.17 (-61.80%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Comedy duo Eric and Ernie become involved in the plots and counter-plots of international jewel thieves whilst trying to enjoy a quiet holiday on the Cote d'Azur...

  • Revenge Of Frankenstein [1958]Revenge Of Frankenstein | DVD | (19/08/2002) from £6.73   |  Saving you £6.26 (93.02%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The Revenge of Frankenstein was an inevitability after Hammer Films had made an international star of Peter Cushing in The Curse of this sequel-rich franchise. The plot here is a braver twist on the story than the many follow-ups would take. The Creature doesn't make its presence known until the final reel, up to which point the only sense of lurking menace comes from Cushing's deliciously mannered performance as a disguised Dr Stein. A new name and a new town is a gamble sure to fail, and circumstances almost immediately conspire against the deceit. Also rattling around the brilliantly lit studio sets are Eunice Gayson and Francis Matthews, while Michael Gwynn gives everything he's got in stiff competition to predecessor Christopher Lee in the Creature role. It's subtle and simply screams out for enfranchisement--so of course Hammer dutifully made another five in the series. On the DVD: The Revenge of Frankenstein comes with mono sound (all you're going to get from Hammer and 1958), but the 1.66:1 ratio is a treat. You also get a trailer (and a surprise additional movie trailer) plus 10 photos. --Paul Tonks

  • The Danzigger Collector's Edition [DVD]The Danzigger Collector's Edition | DVD | (19/05/2007) from £29.14   |  Saving you £-11.15 (-62.00%)   |  RRP £17.99

    The Tell-Tale Heart A dark and dramatic adaption of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic story, Laurence Payne stars as Edgar Marsh, a shy and awkward librarianwho becomes obsessed with his new neighbour Betty Clare. Despite Marsh’s infatuation and determination to win her affections, Betty Clare falls for Marsh’s close friend Carl Loomis, a charismatic man of the world. Discovering their affair, Marsh’s obsession turns to murderous rage and he kills Loomis. Consumed with guilt Marsh’s mind begins to crumble as the sound of Loomis’s stillbeating heart haunts his every waking hour. Part-Time Wife Tom is an unsuccessful insurance salesman with only one ray of sunshine in his life, his beautiful new bride Jenny. When Tom looks up his old army buddy Drew in an attempt to sell him some car insurance for the company fleet, Drew hatches a plan to convince his uncle and owner of the company that far from being a playboy crook, he is a happily married man. The only problem is he’s chosen Jenny to be his pretend wife. Drew and Jenny must play the perfect husband and wife until Drew’s uncle returns to America, while Tom must do everything hecan to ensure the plan goes without a hitch in order to secure the biggest insurance deal of his life…and to guarantee the innocence of his wife! The Battleaxe Francis Matthews and Jill Ireland star as Tony Evers and Audrey Page, an engaged couple whose pre-marital bliss is shattered by thefuture bride's domineering mother. Unable to withstand this wicked witch of the Northlands, Matthews tries to weasel out of the marriage by suing for breach of promise: the broken promise being that mother would stop meddling. Joan Haythorne plays the domineering mother in-law Mrs Page who has made it her business to keep the two apart and ensure her daughter doesn’t marrysuch a crooked character. Fate Takes a Hand When a mail bag full of post that was taken in a robbery is discovered fifteen years later, a Post Office employee and local reporterdecide to deliver the letters to their original intended addressees. This solitary incident has profound ramifications on several of therecipients and this film tells the story of how just five of those letters changed peoples lives forever. Two Wives at One Wedding Tom Murray and his new bride’s wedding day takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious woman arrives uninvited with a startling revelation – she claims to be Tom’s wife. Annette is a French woman who Tom had a wartime romance with at the end ofthe Second World War after he was injured near Normandy and she nursed him back to health. It is then that Annette claims themarriage took place, something Tom has no memory of. She is willing to divorce Tom but only with a 10,000 settlement. Blackmailed and with his promising medical career in the balance should the story reach the papers, Tom must hunt down the facts to determine if Annette is really telling the truth.

  • Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons - Vol. 2 - Episodes 7 To 12 [1966]Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons - Vol. 2 - Episodes 7 To 12 | DVD | (17/09/2001) from £7.53   |  Saving you £8.46 (52.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    First broadcast in 1967, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons was the most grown-up of all Gerry Anderson's SuperMarionation adventures. There are gadgets and toy-friendly machines galore, of course--like the Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle, the Angel Aircraft and Cloudbase itself--but, unlike the colourful fantasies of Stingray and Thunderbirds, this series' concern with an implacable, vengeful enemy, conspiracies and double-agents drew its inspiration from James Bond and the Cold War spy dramas of the 1960s. Special effects whiz Derek Meddings imbues the action sequences with a truly Bondian grandeur and, like the sinister Spectre of the Bond films, the Martian Mysterons seem all the more hostile for their unseen presence, their agents infiltrating every organisation dedicated to their destruction just as it seemed the Soviets were doing at the time. The indestructible Captain Scarlet is killed then resurrected every week (though not like South Park's Kenny), and more often than not the unstoppable Mysterons emerge triumphant, and always undefeated. The varied cast of Spectrum agents and their voice characterisations also aim at verisimilitude (Captain Scarlet, voiced by Francis Matt hews, sounds like a grim Cary Grant), while the puppetry is more realistic than ever. Now with newly remastered picture and Dolby 5.1 surround sound, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons still looks and sounds like the epitome of 60s cool. --Mark Walker

  • Made in Chelsea - Series 1-3 [DVD]Made in Chelsea - Series 1-3 | DVD | (15/10/2012) from £55.33   |  Saving you £-25.34 (-84.50%)   |  RRP £29.99

    We're back on The Kings Road for series three of Made In Chelsea and return to familiar faces, friendships and feuds. Caggie's back from Australia with a mystery man's name tattooed on her wrist, much to the disappointment of on/off love Spencer. But when she leaves to go on tour Spencer wastes no time in moving on to the next girl, Louise, the same girl his best friend Jamie has fallen for. Soon the three of them find themselves embroiled in a complex love triangle that threatens the ...

  • Rasputin, The Mad Monk [1996]Rasputin, The Mad Monk | DVD | (23/10/2006) from £7.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In early 20th century Tsarist Russia Rasputin (Christopher Lee) a wild-eyed peasant monk mysteriously demonstrates his healing powers by saving a woman's life and asking only for wine and Bacchanalian celebration in return. Soon Rasputin uses his evil charm to become increasingly manipulative and violent. Ferocious devious sensuous and other-worldly this uncouth peasant ingratiates himself into the lives of the sophisticated royal class...

  • Paul Temple [DVD]Paul Temple | DVD | (06/07/2009) from £18.98   |  Saving you £16.01 (45.80%)   |  RRP £34.99

    The Paul Temple Collection (4 Disc)

  • Crossplot [1969]Crossplot | DVD | (20/02/2006) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (27.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    This playboy has killer instincts! Set in London during the swinging 60's this sly action thriller stars Roger Moore as a hip young professional who gets mixed up in some underworld affairs. Working with beautiful model Marla Kugash (Claudie Lange) on a big new campaign suave advertising executive Gary Fenn (Moore) is living theigood life. But the good life turns bad when someone tries to kill Marla and frame him for murder! Suddenly on the run with thugs and the police in

  • Dracula, Prince Of Darkness [1965]Dracula, Prince Of Darkness | DVD | (23/10/2006) from £8.08   |  Saving you £4.91 (60.77%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Ignoring a strange warning a young party travelling to the Carpathian Mountains are abandoned by their coachman. Their luck changes however when another mysterious coach appears and delivers them to the hospitality of Count Dracula...

  • Dracula Prince Of Darkness [1966]Dracula Prince Of Darkness | DVD | (29/10/2001) from £24.99   |  Saving you £-9.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    As the third in what became a series of eight, Prince of Darkness was distinguished among the Hammer Dracula movies for several reasons. It was the third and last directed by Terence Fisher and his familiarity with the mythos and studio practices meant the rushed production still came out looking spectacular in places. Moving into the tail end of the 1960s, Hammer looked for ways of cost cutting: the film's dramatic finale on a frozen river takes place on a two-for-one set being used simultaneously for another shoot. This was also the series entry that included a substitute for the Renfield character missing from the first movie. Thorley Walters as Ludwig is a colourful cameo and that's also all that can be said of Christopher Lee. Despite top billing, the mute monster occupies but a fraction of the overall on-screen time. The real frights come from gaunt butler Klove who scares the life (literally) out of hapless travellers Alan, Charles, Helen and Diana. Surely their fate would ensure no-one else took the mountain pass to Carlsbad? But only two years later, audiences discovered Dracula Has Risen from the Grave. On the DVD: apart from scene access there's nothing making use of the DVD format here. The 2.55:1 presentation is certainly welcome, and the mono audio somehow feels appropriate. --Paul Tonks

  • Do Not Disturb [1999]Do Not Disturb | DVD | (24/02/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Your Fear Will Speak For Itself... Walter Richmond (Hurt) is in Amsterdam with his beautiful wife Cathryn (Tilly) and their daughter Melissa to close a business deal worth millions. But in a bizarre twist Melissa who is mute witnesses a grisly murder. Now she must stay one step ahead of the perpetrators until Walter and Cathryn piece together the puzzle behind the disappearance of their lost daughter and find her before it's too late...

  • Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons - Vol. 3 - Episodes 13 To 18 [1966]Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons - Vol. 3 - Episodes 13 To 18 | DVD | (12/11/2001) from £12.97   |  Saving you £3.02 (18.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    First broadcast in 1967, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons was the most grown-up of all Gerry Anderson's SuperMarionation adventures. There are gadgets and toy-friendly machines galore, of course--like the Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle, the Angel Aircraft and Cloudbase itself--but, unlike the colourful fantasies of Stingray and Thunderbirds, this series' concern with an implacable, vengeful enemy, conspiracies and double-agents drew its inspiration from James Bond and the Cold War spy dramas of the 1960s. Special effects whiz Derek Meddings imbues the action sequences with a truly Bondian grandeur and, like the sinister Spectre of the Bond films, the Martian Mysterons seem all the more hostile for their unseen presence, their agents infiltrating every organisation dedicated to their destruction just as it seemed the Soviets were doing at the time. The indestructible Captain Scarlet is killed then resurrected every week (though not like South Park's Kenny), and more often than not the unstoppable Mysterons emerge triumphant, and always undefeated. The varied cast of Spectrum agents and their voice characterisations also aim at verisimilitude (Captain Scarlet, voiced by Francis Matt hews, sounds like a grim Cary Grant), while the puppetry is more realistic than ever. Now with newly remastered picture and Dolby 5.1 surround sound, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons still looks and sounds like the epitome of 60s cool. --Mark Walker

  • Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons - Vol. 1 - Episodes 1 To 6 [1966]Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons - Vol. 1 - Episodes 1 To 6 | DVD | (17/09/2001) from £8.39   |  Saving you £7.60 (47.50%)   |  RRP £15.99

    First broadcast in 1967, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons was the most grown-up of all Gerry Anderson's SuperMarionation adventures. There are gadgets and toy-friendly machines galore, of course--like the Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle, the Angel Aircraft and Cloudbase itself--but, unlike the colourful fantasies of Stingray and Thunderbirds, this series' concern with an implacable, vengeful enemy, conspiracies and double-agents drew its inspiration from James Bond and the Cold War spy dramas of the 1960s. Special effects whiz Derek Meddings imbues the action sequences with a truly Bondian grandeur and, like the sinister Spectre of the Bond films, the Martian Mysterons seem all the more hostile for their unseen presence, their agents infiltrating every organisation dedicated to their destruction just as it seemed the Soviets were doing at the time. The indestructible Captain Scarlet is killed then resurrected every week (though not like South Park's Kenny), and more often than not the unstoppable Mysterons emerge triumphant, and always undefeated. The varied cast of Spectrum agents and their voice characterisations also aim at verisimilitude (Captain Scarlet, voiced by Francis Matt hews, sounds like a grim Cary Grant), while the puppetry is more realistic than ever. Now with newly remastered picture and Dolby 5.1 surround sound, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons still looks and sounds like the epitome of 60s cool. --Mark Walker

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