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  • Austin Powers - International Man Of Mystery / Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me / Austin Powers - Goldmember [1997]Austin Powers - International Man Of Mystery / Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me / Austin Powers - Goldmember | DVD | (07/11/2005) from £20.23   |  Saving you £4.76 (23.53%)   |  RRP £24.99

    If you don't think Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) is one of the funniest movies of the 1990s, maybe you should be packed into a cryogenic time chamber and sent back to the decade whence you came. Perhaps it was the 1960s - the shagadelic decade when London hipster Austin Powers scored with gorgeous chicks as a fashion photographer by day, crime-fighting international man of mystery by night. Yeah, baby, yeah! But when Powers's arch nemesis, Dr. Evil, puts himself into a deepfreeze and travels via time machine to the late 1990s, Powers must follow him and foil Evil's nefarious scheme of global domination. Mike Myers plays dual roles as Powers and Dr. Evil, with Elizabeth Hurley as his present-day sidekick and karate-kicking paramour. A hilarious spoof of '60s spy movies, this colourful comedy actually gets funnier with successive viewings, making it a perfect home video for gloomy days and randy nights. Oh, behave! "I put the grrr in swinger, baby!" a deliciously randy Powers coos near the beginning of The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), and if the imagination of Austin creator Mike Myers seems to have sagged a bit, his energy surely hasn't. This friendly, go-for-broke sequel finds our man Austin heading back to the '60s to keep perennial nemesis Dr. Evil (Myers again) from blowing up the world - and, more importantly, to get back his mojo, that man-juice that turns Austin into irresistible catnip for women, especially American spygirl Felicity Shagwell (a pretty but vacant Heather Graham). The plot may be irreverent and illogical, the jokes may be bad, and the scenes may run on too long, but it's all delivered sunnily and with tongue firmly in cheek. Myers teams Dr. Evil with a diminutive clone, Mini-Me (Verne J. Troyer), then pulls a hat trick by playing a third character, the obese and disgusting Scottish assassin Fat Bastard. Despite symptoms of sequelitis, Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) is must-see lunacy for devoted fans of the shagadelic franchise. Unfortunately, the law of diminishing returns is in full effect: for every big-name cameo and raunchy double-entendre, there's an equal share of redundant shtick, juvenile scatology, and pop-cultural spoofery. All is forgiven when the hilarity level is consistently high, and Mike Myers -returning here as randy Brit spy Austin, his nemesis Dr. Evil, the bloated Scottish henchman Fat Bastard, and new Dutch disco-villain Goldmember - thrives by favouring comedic chaos over coherent plotting. Once they've tossed Austin into the disco fever of 1975 (where he's sent to rescue his father, gamely played by Michael Caine), Myers and director Jay Roach seem vaguely adrift with old and new characters, including Verne Troyer's Mini-Me and pop star Beyoncé Knowles as Pam Grier-ish blaxpo-babe Foxxy Cleopatra. A bit tired, perhaps, but Powers hasn't lost his mojo.

  • Strictly Ballroom [1992]Strictly Ballroom | DVD | (28/01/2002) from £14.70   |  Saving you £1.29 (8.10%)   |  RRP £15.99

    While the plot of this Australian film may seem a bit familiar (the Ugly Duckling meets Dirty Dancing), the humourous tone and superb dance sequences will make you forget the movie's predictability. Scott (Paul Mercurio) is a champion ballroom dancer who wants to dance "his own steps". Fran is the homely, beginning dancer who convinces Scott that he should dance his own steps...with her. Complicating matters are Scott's domineering mother (Pat Thompson), a former dancer herself, who wants her son to win the Australian Pan-Pacific Championship (the same contest she lost years ago), and a conniving dance committee that is determined that "there are no new steps!" The dancing is enjoyable, yet not overwhelming, and the movie strives hard not to take itself too seriously (the beginning of the film is even styled as a pseudo-documentary). Strictly Ballroom, while not so subtly imparting its moral ("A life lived in fear is a life half-lived"), is a funny romp that's sure to be a crowd pleaser. --Jenny Brown, Amazon.com

  • Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me [1999]Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me | DVD | (24/01/2000) from £5.79   |  Saving you £6.20 (107.08%)   |  RRP £11.99

    Austin Powers' life force, the secret behind his libido, has been stolen by his arch nemesis, Dr. Evil. The Mission: Austin must time travel back to the Swinging Sixties, regain his mojo and save the world from destruction.

  • Strictly Ballroom [DVD]Strictly Ballroom | DVD | (07/11/2011) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    From Baz Luhrmann – the director of the award-winning hits Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge! – comes Strictly Ballroom... the hilariously funny romantic comedy that's sure to leave you laughing, cheering and feeling great! It's the magical story of a championship ballroom dancer who's breaking all the rules, and his ugly duckling dancing partner. Together they make their dreams come true! You're sure to enjoy this exhaustively funny comedy as it dances and soars its way straight into your heart. Critics everywhere fell madly in love with this big-screen treat – and so will you! And, as an added bonus, this special edition includes Samba To Slow Fox, the entertaining documentary that inspired Strictly Ballroom.

  • Strictly Ballroom [Blu-ray]Strictly Ballroom | Blu Ray | (07/11/2011) from £11.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (66.72%)   |  RRP £19.99

    From Baz Luhrmann – the director of the award-winning hits Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge! – comes Strictly Ballroom... the hilariously funny romantic comedy that's sure to leave you laughing, cheering and feeling great! It's the magical story of a championship ballroom dancer who's breaking all the rules, and his ugly duckling dancing partner. Together they make their dreams come true! You're sure to enjoy this exhaustively funny comedy as it dances and soars its way straight into your heart. Critics everywhere fell madly in love with this big-screen treat – and so will you! And, as an added bonus, this special edition includes Samba To Slow Fox, the entertaining documentary that inspired Strictly Ballroom.

  • Barbara Taylor Bradford's A Secret Affair [1999]Barbara Taylor Bradford's A Secret Affair | DVD | (30/06/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Vanessa Stewart is an American who meets war correspondent Bill Fitzgerald in Venice. The attraction is immediate and an intense relationship ensues but Vanessa already has a fiance back in the States and when she returns forbids Bill ever to contact her again. It's not long however before Vanessa enters one of the world's most dangerous war zones to find the man she loves more than life itself...

  • Strictly Ballroom [Blu-ray] [1992]Strictly Ballroom | Blu Ray | (23/06/2008) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio) is a talented ballroom dancing champion who longs to dance his own steps. this results in being dumped by his partner and chastened by all those around him except two people. One is Fran the ugly duckling of the school who persuades him to let her dance with him and eventually steals his heart. The other is his father a quiet man dominated by his bejewelled wife. Scott knows in his heart he must follow his dreams but some are determined to see him fail. The film climaxes at the Australian Championship in a superbly choreographed and heart-warming finale.

  • My Big Fat Greek Life [2003]My Big Fat Greek Life | DVD | (09/02/2004) from £5.38   |  Saving you £14.61 (271.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Although My Big Fat Greek Life doesn't capture the same relaxed, storytelling rhythm of the phenomenally successful My Big Fat Greek Wedding, almost the entire acting ensemble from the movie returned for this small-screen spin-off (only John Corbett, due to other obligations, was ably replaced by Steve Eckholdt as Nia's non-Greek husband), and their skilled interplay makes for a satisfying show. So it's a shame that the sitcom was cancelled after half a season. Like the movie, most of the episodes are concerned with family issues, playing with the contrasting tugs of family obligation and the desire for independence, all anchored by writer-star Nia Vardalos's smart, engaging presence. --Bret Fetzer

  • Strictly Ballroom [1992]Strictly Ballroom | DVD | (09/04/1999) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    While the plot of this Australian film may seem a bit familiar (the Ugly Duckling meets Dirty Dancing), the whimsical tone and superb dance sequences will make you forget the movie's predictability. Scott (Paul Mercurio) is a champion ballroom dancer who wants to dance "his own steps". Fran is the homely, beginning dancer who convinces Scott that he should dance his own steps... with her. Complicating matters are Scott's domineering mother (Pat Thompson), a former dancer herself, who wants her son to win the Australian Pan Pacific Championship (the same contest she lost years ago), and a conniving dance committee that is determined that "there are no new steps!" The dancing is enjoyable, yet not overwhelming, and the movie strives hard not to take itself too seriously (the beginning of the film is even styled as a pseudo-documentary). Strictly Ballroom, while not so subtly imparting its moral ("A life lived in fear is a life half-lived"), is a laughable romp that's sure to be a crowd pleaser. --Jenny Brown, Amazon.com

  • Daydream BelieverDaydream Believer | DVD | (11/09/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

    Nell (Miranda Otto) always loved horses more than she loved people until she meets a millionaire playboy (Martin Kemp). He's the kind of guy women always fall for she's the kind men fall over. Romatic fairytale comedy.

  • Devil's ChildDevil's Child | DVD | (12/04/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A woman's mother makes a last-minute deal with the Devil to save her daughter's life not realizing that her daughter's life is her stake. The daughter lives but with no chance of children. 20 years later she mysteriously becomes pregnant after meeting a dashing stranger. Yet people are dying around her...

  • Letters From a Killer [DVD]Letters From a Killer | DVD | (25/07/2016) from £26.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders which he did not commit. With the help of his former prison guard he once again sets out to clear his name.

  • Austin Powers 2 - The Spy Who Shagged Me [UMD Universal Media Disc]Austin Powers 2 - The Spy Who Shagged Me | UMD | (27/02/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

  • Daydream Believer [1991]Daydream Believer | DVD | (04/03/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

    Nell (Miranda Otto) always loved horses more than she loved people until she meets a millionaire playboy (Martin Kemp). He's the kind of guy women always fall for she's the kind men fall over. Romatic fairytale comedy.

  • Daydream Believer [1991]Daydream Believer | DVD | (21/10/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.99

    Daydream Believer: Nell (Miranda Otto) always loved horses more than she loved people until she meets a millionaire playboy (Martin Kemp). He's the kind of guy women always fall for she's the kind men fall over. Romatic fairytale comedy. Spotswood: Wallace is an efficiency expert managing the high profile downsizing of a major auto parts factory. But when he is hired to evaluate a small moccasin factory which seems from another era Wallace has to reconsider the rapid modernisation he advocates as he is confronted by the human faces such plans hurt.

  • Strictly Ballroom [DVD] (2002)Strictly Ballroom | DVD | (18/02/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    DVD Buena Vista, 5037115032737, 1992 Region 2 PAL

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