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  • Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe [1991]Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe | DVD | (17/09/2007) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The secret of life? The secret's in the sauce. Evelyn Couch is having trouble in her marriage and no one seems to take her seriously. While in a nursing home visiting relatives she meets Ninny Threadgoode an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode a young woman in 1920's Alabama. Through Idgie's inspiring life Evelyn learns to be more assertive and builds a lasting friendship of her own with Ninny.

  • K-9/K-911/K-9 P.I. [DVD]K-9/K-911/K-9 P.I. | DVD | (20/09/2010) from £21.58   |  Saving you £-8.59 (-66.10%)   |  RRP £12.99

    K-9: James Belushi stars as Thomas Dooley an unorthodox narcotics cop who teams with an independently minded police dog in this hilarious action-comedy. Headstrong Dooley is one step away from nailing a prominent socialite in a million cocaine bust. But branded as too crazy to partner with no one will work with him except Jerry Lee a superbly trained German Shepherd police dog with the best nose in the drug-busting business. The unconventional pairing pleases neither partner but after a series of shoot-outs stake-outs brawls and romantic misadventures they develop a grudging respect for each other. It's a heart-warming fast-footed adventure about an unlikely and unbeatable police team that will have you rooting for man's best friend. K-911: They may have lost a step or two but Detective Dooley (James Belushi) and his four-legged partner Jerry Lee are still fighting crime with their mix of heroics and hilarity. Now reluctantly partnered with a younger K-9 team: the beautiful detective named Welles (Christine Tucci) and her highly disciplined Doberman Zeus. K-9 PI: Detective James Dooley (Belushi) and his K-9 partner Jerry Lee are ready to retire from the police force. But before he can retire with his pension he must work as a P.I...

  • The Last Temptation of ChristThe Last Temptation of Christ | DVD | (07/11/2011) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    It isn't difficult to imagine why this 1988 retelling of the Crucifixion story was picketed so vociferously on its release in the US--this Jesus bears little resemblance to the classical Christ, who was not, upon careful review of the Gospels, ever reported to have had sex with Barbara Hershey. Heavily informed by Gnostic reinterpretations of the Passion, The Last Temptation of Christ (based rather strictly on Nikos Kazantzakis's novel of the same name) is surely worth seeing for the controversy and blasphemous content alone. But the "last temptation" of the title is nothing overtly naughty--rather, it's the seduction of the commonplace; the desire to forgo following a "calling" in exchange for domestic security. Willem Dafoe interprets Jesus as spacey, indecisive and none too charismatic (though maybe that's just Dafoe himself), but his Sermon on the Mount is radiant with visionary fire; a bit less successful is method actor Harvey Keitel, who gives the internally conflicted Judas a noticeable Brooklyn accent, and doesn't bring much imagination to a role that demands a revisionist's approach. Despite director Martin Scorsese's penchant for stupid camera tricks, much of the desert footage is simply breathtaking, even on small screen. Ultimately, Last Temptation is not much more historically illuminating than Monty Python's Life of Brian, but hey, if it's authenticity you're after, try Gibbon's. --Miles Bethany

  • Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe [1991]Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe | DVD | (10/10/2005) from £8.64   |  Saving you £-2.65 (-44.20%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates) an overweight middle aged woman is in a rut. Her husband Ed ignores her and even his bedridden aunt throws blunt objects at her! But a chance encounter with a spry octogenarian Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy) leads to an unexpected friendship. Ninny tells Evelyn an absorbing story of two very different women who lived half a century ago in the town of Whistle Stop Alabama: the irrepressibly daredevilsih tomboy Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson) and the demure and good-hearted Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker). Together they ran the Whistle Stop Caf'' a railside eatery serving good old southern food as well as a good helping of friendship and laughter and even an occasional murder. The events of the past inspire Evelyn to make changes in her own dowdy life - the results are often hilarious in this endearing tale of friendship and courage.

  • Suburbicon [DVD] [2017]Suburbicon | DVD | (23/04/2018) from £7.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A crime mystery set in the quiet family town of Suburbicon during the 1950s, where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people.

  • One Magic ChristmasOne Magic Christmas | DVD | (26/09/2005) from £4.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (66.70%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Miracles do happen! Christmas is a time of enchantment... when a wondrous feeling larger than life captures the soul...but not for everyone. Academy Award-Winner Mary Steenburgen stars as a young mother Ginny Grainger who is disillusioned with Christmas and finds its approach as adding only more pressures to an already stress-filled existence. Thanks to the unshakable faith of her young daughter Abbie and a guardian angel named Gideon (played by Harry Dean Stanton) G

  • Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe [1991]Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe | DVD | (14/04/2003) from £11.89   |  Saving you £-5.90 (-98.50%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Kathy Bates stars as an unhappy wife trying to get her husband's attention in this amusing and moving 1991 screen adaptation of Fannie Flagg's novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. After befriending a lonely old woman (Jessica Tandy), Bates hears the story of a lifelong friendship between two other women (Mary Stuary Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker, seen in flashback) who once ran a cafe in town against many personal odds. The tale inspires Bates to take further command over her life, and there director Jon Avnet (Up Close and Personal), in his first feature, has fun with the film. Bates develops a real attitude toward her thickheaded spouse at home and some uppity girls in a parking lot, but dignity is generally the key to Avnet's approach with the story's crucial relationships. Tandy is a joy and clearly loves the element of mystery attached to her character, and Masterson and Parker are excellent in the historical sequences. --Tom Keogh

  • No Mercy [1986]No Mercy | DVD | (22/09/2008) from £8.07   |  Saving you £1.92 (19.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Richard Gere and Kim Basinger sizzle in a searing action thriller of passion and murder - No Mercy. Gere stars as Eddie Jillette a tough uncompromising cop whose vow to avenge his partner's death draws him into a torrid affair with the only witness the murderer's girlfriend. Basinger is the sultry Cajun beauty Michel caught in the war between Gere and vicious crimelord Losado the man who possesses her. Jillette's vendetta takes him from the streets of Chicago to the violent underworld of New Orleans where he abducts Michel to flush out Losado. He escapes into the treacherous bayou with his unwilling captive but as their pursuers close in and the danger mounts so does their lust for each other. Out of time and out of luck Jillette confronts Losado in an explosive climax where there can be no mercy...

  • K-9/K-911/K9 - P.I.K-9/K-911/K9 - P.I. | DVD | (09/04/2007) from £12.13   |  Saving you £2.86 (19.10%)   |  RRP £14.99

    K-9: James Belushi stars as Thomas Dooley an unorthodox narcotics cop who teams with an independently minded police dog in this hilarious action-comedy. Headstrong Dooley is one step away from nailing a prominent socialite in a $50 million cocaine bust. But branded as too crazy to partner with no one will work with him except Jerry Lee a superbly trained German Shepherd police dog with the best nose in the drug-busting business. The unconventional pairing pleases neither partner but after a series of shoot-outs stake-outs brawls and romantic misadventures they develop a grudging respect for each other. It's a heart-warming fast-footed adventure about an unlikely and unbeatable police team that will have you rooting for man's best friend. K-911: They may have lost a step or two but Detective Dooley (James Belushi) and his four-legged partner Jerry Lee are still fighting crime with their mix of heroics and hilarity. Now reluctantly partnered with a younger K-9 team: the beautiful detective named Welles (Christine Tucci) and her highly disciplined Doberman Zeus. K-9 PI: Detective James Dooley (Belushi) and his K-9 partner Jerry Lee are ready to retire from the police force. But before he can retire with his pension he must work as a P.I...

  • k-9: PI [DVD]k-9: PI | DVD | (27/03/2017) from £5.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Thomas Dooley (James Belushi) and his four-footed partner Jerry Lee are back fighting crime in this new action-packed comedy. Dooley is hours away from a blissful retirement when he stumbles onto an armed robbery at a high-tech computer company. Suddenly he is a suspect and his pension is frozen until the real crooks are caught! Now Dooley and Jerry Lee have to become private investigators and track down the real crooks. It is a baffling case of stolen microchips, impostors and dangerous beauties.

  • Boomtown - Complete Series 1 [2003]Boomtown - Complete Series 1 | DVD | (17/11/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Sometimes a show cancelled prematurely can still put its competitors to shame. Boomtown was a radical and inventive approach to the ensemble cop show that added up to so much more than just its central gimmick of telling different stories from different perspectives. In fact, after the first few episodes in which the breakneck jumps of viewpoint and the time-frame demanded real attention, it de-emphasised them, while still forcing us to pay attention, making the viewer guess which story we were being told. Devised by award-winning screenwriter Graham Yost and director Jon Avnet, the first series of Boomtown covered a wide variety of cases: everything from baby-stealing to run-ins with the Russian Mafia, from hostage situations in suburban sports stores to rich kids having justice bought for them whether they wanted it or not. It was also the story of its seven central characters: Deputy DA David (Neil McDonough), for example, failing to cope with his growing alcoholism and sense of disillusion, and detective Joel Stevens (Donnie Wahlberg) endlessly reliving the cot-death of his daughter and his wife's attempted suicide. If the show had flaws, they were the slight marginalisation of the central female characters--a crime reporter and a paramedic--and the presence of too many storylines that were as much about teaching the characters a Valuable Lesson as credible crime stories. Nonetheless, it was a stunning show, which deserved a longer life. This complete Series 1 box set at least offers a readily available record of it for those of us who liked it too late. On the DVD: Boomtown, Series 1 DVD box set presents all 18 episodes (a further six were made for Series 2 before the show's cancellation) presented in widescreen 16:9 with the choice of Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.0 Pro Logic. The only special features are a trailer and the original series pitch video. --Roz Kaveney

  • K-9: P.I. [2002]K-9: P.I. | DVD | (04/05/2009) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (46.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Detective James Dooley (Belushi) and his K-9 partner Jerry Lee are ready to retire from the police force. But before he can retire with his pension he must work as a P.I...

  • No Mercy [1986]No Mercy | DVD | (14/08/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The story line of No Mercy may seem familiar: to avenge his partner's murder and uncover the killer, a tough Chicago cop comes to Louisiana and finds himself embroiled with a beautiful and enigmatic blonde and a creepy crime lord. But the way this film executes a seemingly standard plot is unique, entertaining and effective. Richard Gere as the cop Eddie Jillette is an appropriate fish-out-of-water, uncovering a complex and frightening underworld. Under Richard Pearce's skilful direction both he and Kim Basinger (as Michel Duvall) are credibly drawn to each other as they're accidentally handcuffed and running through the eerie bayou. But also credit James Carabatsos's script which appropriately captures Jillette's grief and obsession, his anger and confusion, his growing understanding and affection for Michel. There's a particularly well-done love scene, borne out of passion and desperation and the chemistry between Gere and Basinger is very evident. Good support comes from William Atherton as the fey attorney Allan Deveneux, Jeroen Krabbé as the evil Losado, George Dzundza as Captain Stemkowski, Bruce McGill as Lieutenant Hall and the late Ray Sharkey as Angles Ryan. No Mercy, like Angel Heart before it, uses its mystical, magical Louisiana setting to its best advantage; it's beautiful, yet frightening; mysterious, yet compelling--like Michel and like the movie itself. --N F Mendoza, Amazon.com

  • The Last Temptation Of Christ [1988]The Last Temptation Of Christ | DVD | (29/01/2001) from £8.46   |  Saving you £1.53 (15.30%)   |  RRP £9.99

    It isn't difficult to imagine why this 1988 retelling of the Crucifixion story was picketed so vociferously on its release in the US--this Jesus bears little resemblance to the classical Christ, who was not, upon careful review of the Gospels, ever reported to have had sex with Barbara Hershey. Heavily informed by Gnostic reinterpretations of the Passion, The Last Temptation of Christ (based rather strictly on Nikos Kazantzakis's novel of the same name) is surely worth seeing for the controversy and blasphemous content alone. But the "last temptation" of the title is nothing overtly naughty--rather, it's the seduction of the commonplace; the desire to forgo following a "calling" in exchange for domestic security. Willem Dafoe interprets Jesus as spacey, indecisive and none too charismatic (though maybe that's just Dafoe himself), but his Sermon on the Mount is radiant with visionary fire; a bit less successful is method actor Harvey Keitel, who gives the internally conflicted Judas a noticeable Brooklyn accent, and doesn't bring much imagination to a role that demands a revisionist's approach. Despite director Martin Scorsese's penchant for stupid camera tricks, much of the desert footage is simply breathtaking, even on small screen. Ultimately, Last Temptation is not much more historically illuminating than Monty Python's Life of Brian, but hey, if it's authenticity you're after, try Gibbon's. --Miles Bethany

  • I'll Be Home For Christmas / One Magic ChristmasI'll Be Home For Christmas / One Magic Christmas | DVD | (26/09/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    I'll Be Home For Christmas (Dir. Arlene Sanford 1998): Jake Wilkinson (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) a wheeling dealing self-centered college student has one thing on his mind: get home for Christmas dinner or forfeit the vintage Porsche his father promised him. Just days before his deadline Jake awakens in the California desert - stranded and penniless wearing a Santa suit and a white beard glued to his face! Desperate to claim his gift he flies crawls cons races bulli

  • For Their Own Good [1992]For Their Own Good | DVD | (01/09/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A disturbing true story set in Texas 1984. A large corporation producing toxic substances that might cause defects in an unborn child orders the female workforce to have compulsory sterilisation or be sacked. One poverty-stricken woman fights back...

  • For Their Own GoodFor Their Own Good | DVD | (13/03/2006) from £6.22   |  Saving you £-0.23 (-3.80%)   |  RRP £5.99

    It's either their jobs or their own children. A shocking true story. In 1984 a ruthless corporation based in a Texas town made a humiliating demand of its female workforce: they must choose between children - or their jobs. Because the toxic substances that the women handled in the course of their work might cause defects in an unborn child the corporation ordered them to undergo compulsory sterilisation or lose their jobs. This is the true story of a crime almost beyond co

  • Man Of Miracles [1999]Man Of Miracles | DVD | (16/01/2002) from £5.73   |  Saving you £0.26 (4.30%)   |  RRP £5.99

  • The Christmas Star / One Magic Christmas / I'll Be Home For ChristmasThe Christmas Star / One Magic Christmas / I'll Be Home For Christmas | DVD | (02/10/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    The Christmas Star (Dir. Alan Shapiro 1986): Disney gives families a gift full of the spirit of the season as Ed Asner plays Horace McNickle a counterfeiter who escapes prison through his extraordinary likeness to St. Nick. The Police are closing in but Christmas is near so there are redsuited ones everywhere. McNickle is desperate to recover loot from an earlier caper and can't make a move until he takes advantage of two neighborhood kids who really believe he is Santa. After the kids come through it dawns on him that he has always missed the true meaning of the holidays. rather than make good on his escape he tries to make good on his promises. I'll Be Home For Christmas (Dir. Arlene Sanford 1998): Jake Wilkinson (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) a wheeling dealing self-centered college student has one thing on his mind: get home for Christmas dinner or forfeit the vintage Porsche his father promised him. Just days before his deadline Jake awakens in the California desert - stranded and penniless wearing a Santa suit and a white beard glued to his face! Desperate to claim his gift he flies crawls cons races bullies and even sleighs his way east. But his non-stop mission turns into a non-stop comedy of errors as a multitude of colourful and offbeat strangers look to 'Santa' for help and kindness. The closer Jake gets to home the closer he gets to the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of family... One Magic Christmas (Dir. Phillip Borsos 1985): Christmas is a time of enchantment... when a wondrous feeling larger than life captures the soul...but not for everyone. Academy Award-Winner Mary Steenburgen stars as a young mother Ginny Grainger who is disillusioned with Christmas and finds its approach as adding only more pressures to an already stress-filled existence. Thanks to the unshakable faith of her young daughter Abbie and a guardian angel named Gideon (played by Harry Dean Stanton) Ginny's spirit of hope and Christmas is re-kindled through a miraculous yuletide experience in which she sees what life would be like if Christmas did not exist. In the tradition of It's A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol One Magic Christmas is a renowned holiday favourite not to be missed! It will touch your heart and warm your soul but most of all...it will leave you inspired with the true spirit of Christmas!

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