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  • The Ipcress File [1965]The Ipcress File | DVD | (20/10/2003) from £15.03   |  Saving you £-2.05 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    In the spy-crazed film world of the 1960s, Len Deighton's antihero Harry Palmer burst onto the scene as an antidote to the James Bond films. Here was a British spy who had a working-class accent and horn-rimmed glasses and above all really didn't want to be a spy in the first place. As portrayed by Michael Caine, Palmer was the perfect antithesis to Sean Connery's 007. Unlike that of his globetrotting spy cousin, Palmer's beat is cold, rainy, dreary London, where he spends his days and nights in unheated flats spying on subversives. He does charm one lady, but she's no Pussy Galore, just a civil servant he works with, sent to keep an eye on him. Eventually he's assigned to get to the bottom of the kidnapping and subsequent "brain draining" of a nuclear physicist, all the while being reminded by his superiors that it's this or prison. Things begin to get pretty hairy for Harry. Produced by Harry Saltzman in his spare time between Bond movies, the film also features a haunting score by another Bond veteran, composer John Barry. --Kristian St. Clair, Amazon.com

  • Cast A Giant Shadow [1966]Cast A Giant Shadow | DVD | (20/05/2002) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (58.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    1966’s Cast a Giant Shadow is based on Ted Berkman’s biography of Colonel "Mickey" Marcus, the American soldier who served as an adviser in the fight to establish the state of Israel in 1948. It stars Kirk Douglas as the likeable "stiffneck" and WWII veteran persuaded to take up the cause. Israel back then was depicted as a negligible military force under threat of extinction at the hands of its Arab neighbours, hamstrung by a UN embargo on arms supplies. It takes Douglas at his most square-jawed to see off the Egyptian military and defy a blockade to beat a path through to Jerusalem. This is not cinema verité but Hollywood. Marcus’ dilemma--to settle into peacetime in America or follow his more natural, combative instincts abroad--is symbolised by a love triangle, involving wife Angie Dickinson and Santa Berger as Magda, the soldier whom he falls for in Palestine. Although lavish and spectacular, especially in the war scenes--filmed in the actual Middle Eastern locations in which they occurred--Cast a Giant Shadow is not entirely authentic (for a start, they’re driving 1950s vehicles in the 40s). Moreover, in the light of later troubles in the region, not everyone will be heart warmed by this depiction of plucky little Israel coping against Arab foes who are barely depicted as human throughout the film, merely as tanks and gunfire. Still, it’s an impressive enough relic of epic 1960s cinema, with cameos from Yul Brynner, John Wayne as Marcus’ wartime general, and Frank Sinatra as a pilot scattering the enemy by dropping soda dispensers on them. On the DVD: Cast a Giant Shadow‘s restoration here is visually immaculate. The mono sound, however, is often indistinct, with a good deal of sibilant hiss. Disappointingly, the only extra is the original trailer.--David Stubbs

  • Greyfriars Bobby [1960]Greyfriars Bobby | DVD | (03/07/2006) from £7.98   |  Saving you £10.00 (200.40%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Overflowing with warmth and charm Greyfriars Bobby celebrates the powerful bond between man and a kind and loving animal. Based on Eleanor Atkinson's immortal children's book - Walt Disney presents the remarkable true story of one of Scotland's most beloved and celebrated heroes - a terrier named Bobby. The enduring friendship forged between a tenderhearted shepherd known simply as Old Jock and his devoted dog cannot be broken - even by the kindly old man's death. Set in bustling Victorian Edinburgh and the breathtaking Scottish countryside Greyfriars Bobby is a sensitive tale of uncommon loyalty and affection that is certain to delight and inspire one and all!

  • The Ipcress FileThe Ipcress File | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £7.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (100.13%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The tense spy thriller by Len Deighton that turned Michael Caine into a superstar. Cynical and rebellious ex-army sergeant Harry Palmer has been blackmailed into working for Britain's security service. Hot on the trail of a kidnapped scientist Palmer finds himself enmeshed in a sinister conspiracy involving horrifying brainwashing techniques murder and treachery that reaches up to the highest levels of the security service itself. Often hailed as Len Deighton's finest spy story

  • The Great Escape [DVD]The Great Escape | DVD | (03/06/2013) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    In 1943 the Germans opened Stalag Luft III a maximum-security prisoner-of-war camp designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. In doing so however the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history - brilliantly portrayed here by Steve McQueen James Garner Charles Bronson and James Coburn - who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted. One of the most ingenious and suspenseful adventure films of all time The Great Escape is a masterful collaboration between director John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven) screenwriters James Clavell (Shogun) and W.R. Burnett (Little Caesar) and composer Elmer Bernstein. Based on a true story The Great Escape is epic entertainment that captivates thrills and stirs (Variety).

  • The Great Escape [1963]The Great Escape | DVD | (01/02/2000) from £4.79   |  Saving you £11.20 (233.82%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The all time classic tale of a massive escape from a World War Two German Prisoner of War camp released as a two disc DVD set with a host of extra features.

  • The Ipcress File [Blu-ray]The Ipcress File | Blu Ray | (28/07/2014) from £14.98   |  Saving you £3.00 (25.02%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Featuring a quintessential performance from double-Oscar winner Sir Michael Caine and an iconic score from the legendary John Barry this stylised and compelling Cold War spy movie won multiple awards on its theatrical release - including three BAFTAs. The Ipcress File is featured here in a High Definition transfer made from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Harry Palmer a stubbornly insolent sergeant working for the Ministry of Defence is less than thrilled to be transferred under threat of blackmail to an elite counter-intelligence unit. Palmer and the rest of his unit follow the trail of a missing scientist but when he finds a piece of tape marked 'IPCRESS' in an abandoned warehouse he suddenly becomes a marked man... Special Features: (Standard Definition unless otherwise stated) Michael Caine is Harry Palmer - exclusive interview with Sir Michael Caine The Design File - exclusive interview with production designer Sir Ken Adam Commentary with director Sidney Furie and film editor Peter Hunt Michael Caine Goes Stella comedy short 1969 documentary: Candid Caine Original theatrical trailer (HD) text less material (HD) and US radio commercials Extensive image galleries (HD) Commemorative booklet

  • The Professionals: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]The Professionals: The Complete Series | Blu Ray | (30/03/2020) from £72.95   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Long-awaited, long-overdue: The Professionals as you have never seen them before. Bodie and Doyle need little by way of introduction, but if the series had at all escaped you since its debut in 1977 their boss George Cowley, head of CI5, couldn't put it more succinctly than his opening gambit: anarchy, acts of terror, crimes against the public. To combat it I've got special men experts from the army, the police, from every service. These are The Professionals;. Featuring the perfect ensemble cast of Martin Shaw, Gordon Jackson (completely against type here) and the much-missed Lewis Collins, the series ran for 57 action-packed episodes and made an immediate impact on British and then international audiences which has sustained more than 35 years. But the series has never looked this good. Painstakingly restored from the camera-original negatives, the series could have been made yesterday. No matter how many times you have seen The Professionals, this is a new experience, like seeing it for the first time. FEATURES ON THIS EDITION: Restorations of all 57 episodes from the camera-original negatives 5.1 tracks from original sound elements Remastered original mono and separate music-only tracks featuring Laurie Johnson s original scores All Series One episodes feature original Assault Course titles Without Walls: 1996 Channel 4 documentary on The Professionals Photo galleries featuring hundreds of rare and previously unseen images PDF material featuring scripts and memorabilia And much more!

  • The Great Escape - World Cup Special Edition [1963]The Great Escape - World Cup Special Edition | DVD | (20/05/2002) from £6.54   |  Saving you £16.45 (71.60%)   |  RRP £22.99

    A stirring example of courage and the indomitable human spirit, for many John Sturges' The Great Escape is both the definitive World War II drama and the nonpareil prison escape movie. Featuring an unequalled ensemble cast in a rivetingly authentic true-life scenario set to Elmer Bernstein's admirable music (who writes contrapuntal march themes these days?), this picture is both a template for subsequent action-adventure movies and one of the last glories of Golden Age Hollywood. Reunited with the director who made him a star in The Magnificent Seven Steve McQueen presents a career-defining performance as the laconic Hilts, the baseball-loving, motorbike-riding "Cooler King". The rest of the all-male Anglo-American cast--Dickie Attenborough, Donald Pleasance, James Garner, Charles Bronson, David McCallum, James Coburn and Gordon Jackson--make the most of their meaty roles (though you have to forgive Coburn his Australian accent). Closely based on Paul Brickhill's book, the various escape attempts, scrounging, forging and ferreting activities are authentically realised thanks also to the presence of technical advisor Wally Flood on set, one of the original tunnel-digging POWs. Sturges orchestrates the climactic mass break-out with total conviction, giving us both high action and very poignant human drama. Without trivialising the grim reality, The Great Escape thrillingly celebrates the heroism of men who never gave up the fight. On the DVD: The Great Escape World Cup Special Edition includes all the features of the two-disc special edition, plus a full-size St George's Cross England flag, a feature on England footballers' World Cup memories and World Cup-themed packaging. --Mark Walker

  • The Ealing Studios Rarities Collection - Volume 9 [DVD]The Ealing Studios Rarities Collection - Volume 9 | DVD | (20/01/2014) from £6.29   |  Saving you £8.70 (58.00%)   |  RRP £14.99

    A global byword for cinematic quality of a quintessentially British nature, Ealing Studios made more than 150 films over a three decade period. A cherished and significant part of British film history, only selected films from both the Ealing and Associated Talking Pictures strands have previously been made available on home video format - with some remaining unseen since their original theatrical release. The Ealing Rarities Collection redresses this imbalance - featuring new transfers from...

  • The Great Escape - Special Edition [1963]The Great Escape - Special Edition | DVD | (04/12/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The all time classic tale of a massive escape from a World War Two German Prisoner of War camp released as a two disc DVD set with a host of extra features.

  • The Ealing Studios Rarities Collection - Volume 7 [DVD]The Ealing Studios Rarities Collection - Volume 7 | DVD | (14/10/2013) from £6.39   |  Saving you £8.60 (57.40%)   |  RRP £14.99

    A global byword for cinematic quality of a quintessentially British nature, Ealing Studios made more than 150 films over a three decade period. A cherished and significant part of British film history, only selected films from both the Ealing and Associated Talking Pictures strands have previously been made available on home video format - with some remaining unseen since their original theatrical release. The Ealing Rarities Collection redresses this imbalance - featuring new transfers from...

  • The Whistle Blower [1986]The Whistle Blower | DVD | (05/05/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £2.99

    A 1987 espionage thriller, The Whistle Blower stars Michael Caine as Frank Jones, a businessman and regular patriotic war veteran whose son Bob (Nigel Havers) is a Russian linguist who works at GCHQ. Bob begins to express doubts to his father about aspects of his work; days later, police report to Frank that his son has died in a fall. A verdict of accidental death is recorded. However, in the midst of his grief, Frank is puzzled by aspects of the death and decides to conduct his own investigation. In so doing he finds himself pitted against an utterly unscrupulous Secret Service prepared to stop at nothing, including murder, to cover up their operations. Set at the time when concerns about GCHQ were at their height and the Cold War had yet to thaw, many of the film's concerns seem, years subsequently, to be thankfully dated. Moreover, it's hard to believe that the bumbling British Secret Services would actually be capable of organising a convivial soiree in a brewery, let alone orchestrate the sort of skulduggery they perpetrate here. Still, with a cast that features all the usual British suspects (Sir John Gielgud, James Fox, Gordon Jackson) there's no doubting the pedigree of The Whistle Blower, which, despite its ostensibly uncomfortable message, actually makes for very agreeable comfort viewing. Michael Caine is especially fine as Michael Caine. --David Stubbs

  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie [DVD] [1969]The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £13.48   |  Saving you £3.51 (26.04%)   |  RRP £16.99

    Maggie Smith is so witty and commanding in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie that you might forget the script paints Jean Brodie as an ultimately self-deluding spinster. Dame Maggie won the first of her two Oscars for playing a teacher in 1930s Edinburgh more in thrall to her romantic notions of art and beauty than the real world (she exalts the Mona Lisa and Mussolini with equal fervour), a cultivator of worshipping "Brodie Girls". Smith's expert playing makes many of the brogue-heavy Brodie-isms worth memorising ("She seeks to intimidate me by the use of quarter-hours") and raises the picture above its generally theatrical style. Real-life husband Robert Stephens plays Jean's married lover; Celia Johnson excels as the hostile headmistress; and Pamela Franklin is the deadpan whistle-blower within Miss Brodie's coven. The dippy music of Rod McKuen helps mark the movie as more of a reflection of the 1960s than the 30s. --Robert Horton

  • Pink String And Sealing Wax [DVD]Pink String And Sealing Wax | DVD | (21/03/2016) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    In 1890's Brighton the young son of a puritanical chemist longs to escape the repressive environment of his family life and the overbearing restraints of his cruel, pious father. Eventually finding refuge in a local tavern he is immediately attracted to the sordid glamour of the drinking classes and the gritty world that they inhabit. He also finds himself becoming infatuated with the tavern's landlady, which will inadvertently lead to him being drawn into a plot to kill her abusive husband. Directed by Robert Hamer (Kind Hearts And Coronets, School For Scoundrels), Pink String And Sealing Wax stars Googie Withers (The Lady Vanishes), Mervyn Johns (Dead Of Night) and Gordon Jackson (Whisky Galore, The Quatermass Experiment) in a film that cleverly entwines the dynamics of a thriller with biting social commentary and a multi-layered plot structure that contrasts the parallels of the British class system.

  • The Professionals:The Complete Series [DVD]The Professionals:The Complete Series | DVD | (11/09/2017) from £59.92   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Long-awaited, long-overdue: The Professionals as you have never seen them before. Bodie and Doyle need little by way of introduction, but if the series had at all escaped you since its debut in 1977 their boss George Cowley, head of CI5, couldn't put it more succinctly than his opening gambit: anarchy, acts of terror, crimes against the public. To combat it I've got special men experts from the army, the police, from every service. These are The Professionals . Featuring the perfect ensemble cast of Martin Shaw, Gordon Jackson (completely against type here) and the much-missed Lewis Collins, the series ran for 57 action-packed episodes and made an immediate impact on British and then international audiences which has sustained 35 years. But the series has never looked this good. Painstakingly restored from the camera-original negatives the series could have been made yesterday. No matter how many times you have seen The Professionals, this is a new experience, like seeing it for the first time. FEATURES ON THIS EDITION: Restorations of all 57 episodes from the camera-original negatives Brand-new 5.1 tracks from original sound elements Remastered original as-broadcast mono tracks Remastered music-only tracks featuring Laurie Johnson's original scores All series one episodes feature original Assault Course titles Without Walls: 1996 Channel 4 documentary on The Professionals Additional footage from Everest Was Also Conquered and Look After Annie Raw title sequence Original ad bumpers Outtakes and Behind the Scenes footage US Sales Trailer Photo galleries featuring hundreds of rare and previously unseen images ATV Today: two newsclips featuring Martin Shaw and Lewis Collins The Professionals Serving the Professionals: outtakes from a 1982 NAAFI promo Then and Now The Location Files PDF Restoration featurette PDF material featuring scripts and memorabilia All episodes are presented in their original production order English HOH subtitlesb

  • ScroogeScrooge | DVD | (22/11/2004) from £4.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (68.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A mixed bag as variations on A Christmas Carol go, this 1970 British musical tells the usual story of Scrooge (Albert Finney) and his spirits on Christmas Eve, although the whole thing is set to music by Leslie Bricusse. Except for Finney's feisty and involved performance, however, there isn't much to recommend this. The songs, which absorb so much of the evolving story line and emotions, are not all that good. Plenty of support, however, from the likes of Roy Kinnear (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) and Dame Edith Evans (Tom Jones), the handsome production is directed by veteran Ronald Neame (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie). --Tom Keogh

  • The Medusa Touch: Special EditionThe Medusa Touch: Special Edition | DVD | (18/09/2006) from £7.09   |  Saving you £7.90 (111.42%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Richard Burton stars as successful novelist John Morlar who believes he has 'a gift for disaster' - the power to cause death and destruction through unconscious telekinesis. When Morlar is viciously assaulted and left for dead the night of the Moon Mission disaster and a jet crash police investigating the attack quickly turn to Morlar's mysterious therapist Zonfeld (Lee Remick) in the belief that there is a link between the assault and Morlar's disturbing complex...

  • Millions Like Us [DVD]Millions Like Us | DVD | (20/07/2015) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    When shy working-class girl Celia Crowson (Roc) is called up for war service during World War Two, she dreams of a glamorous job in one of the services. But as a young unmarried woman, she is given a position in a local factory manufacturing aircraft parts. There she makes friends with other girls from very different social backgrounds, and begins a tentative relationship with a young airman, Fred Blake (Gordon Jackson).

  • The Professionals: Mkiii [Blu-ray]The Professionals: Mkiii | Blu Ray | (30/03/2015) from £31.53   |  Saving you £8.46 (21.20%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Long-awaited long-overdue: The Professionals as you have never seen them before. Bodie and Doyle need little by way of introduction but if the series had at all escaped you since its debut in 1977 their boss George Cowley head of CI5 couldn't put it more succinctly than his opening gambit: anarchy acts of terror crimes against the public. To combat it I've got special men – experts from the army the police from every service. These are The Professionals. Featuring the perfect ensemble cast of Martin Shaw Gordon Jackson (completely against type here) and the much-missed Lewis Collins the series ran for 57 action-packed episodes and made an immediate impact on British and then international audiences which has sustained 35 years. But the series has never looked this good. Painstakingly restored from the camera-original negatives the series could have been made yesterday. No matter how many times you have seen The Professionals this is a new experience like seeing it for the first time. Features: Brand-new High Definition restorations of all 13 episodes in series three from the camera-original negatives. Brand-new 5.1 tracks from original sound elements. Remastered original as-broadcast mono tracks. Remastered music-only tracks featuring Laurie Johnson's original scores. HD photo galleries featuring hundreds of rare and previously unseen images. Exclusive book of programme notes authored by TV historian Andrew Pixley which documents the complete production history for the 13 episodes in series three. All episodes are presented in their original production order. PDF material featuring scripts and memorabilia. English HOH subtitles

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