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  • Oliver [1968]Oliver | DVD | (11/12/2000) from £4.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (300.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Film buffs and critics can argue until their faces turn blue about whether this lavish Dickensian musical deserved the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1968, but the movie speaks for itself on grandly entertaining terms. Adapted from Dickens's classic novel, it's one of the most dramatically involving and artistically impressive musicals of the 1960s, directed by Carol Reed with a delightful enthusiasm that would surely have impressed Dickens himself. Mark Lester plays the waifish orphan Oliver Twist, who is befriended by the pick-pocketing Artful Dodger (Jack Wild) and recruited into the gang of boy thieves led by Fagin (played to perfection by Ron Moody). The villainous Bill Sikes (Oliver Reed) casts his long shadow over Oliver and his friends, but the young orphan is still able to find loving care in the most desperate of circumstances. Full of memorable melodies and splendid lyrics, Oliver! is a timeless film, prompting even hard-to-please critic Pauline Kael to call it "a superb demonstration of intelligent craftsmanship," and to further observe that "it's as if the movie set out to be a tribute to Dickens and his melodramatic art as well as to tell the story of Oliver Twist". --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Oliver! [DVD] [2018]Oliver! | DVD | (10/09/2018) from £5.49   |  Saving you £2.50 (45.54%)   |  RRP £7.99

    Experience the high-spirited adventures of Oliver Twist in this Oscar(r)-winning musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale! Young Oliver (Mark Lester) is an orphan who escapes the cheerless life of the workhouse and takes to the streets of 19th-Century London. He's immediately taken in by aband of street urchins, headed by the lovable villain, Fagin (Ron Moody), his fiendish henchman, Bill Sikes (Oliver Reed), and his loyal apprentice, The Artful Dodger (Jack Wild). Through his education in the fine points of pick-pocketing, Oliver makes away with an unexpected treasure... a home anda family of his own. Set to a heartfelt score that includes such favorites as Consider Yourself, Where Is Love? and As Long As He Needs Me, OLIVER! leads us on a journey in search of love, belonging and honor among thieves. Winner of six Academy Awards(r) (1968), including Best Picture and BestScore, OLIVER! will steal your heart!

  • Ben Hur [1959]Ben Hur | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.97   |  Saving you £15.28 (324.42%)   |  RRP £19.99

    When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

  • Oliver! [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Oliver! | Blu Ray | (15/07/2019) from £8.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Experience the high-spirited adventures of Oliver Twist in this Oscar(r)-winning musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale! Young Oliver (Mark Lester) is an orphan who escapes the cheerless life of the workhouse and takes to the streets of 19th-Century London. He's immediately taken in by aband of street urchins, headed by the lovable villain, Fagin (Ron Moody), his fiendish henchman, Bill Sikes (Oliver Reed), and his loyal apprentice, The Artful Dodger (Jack Wild). Through his education in the fine points of pick-pocketing, Oliver makes away with an unexpected treasure... a home anda family of his own. Set to a heartfelt score that includes such favorites as Consider Yourself, Where Is Love? and As Long As He Needs Me, OLIVER! leads us on a journey in search of love, belonging and honor among thieves. Winner of six Academy Awards(r) (1968), including Best Picture and BestScore, OLIVER! will steal your heart!

  • Annie / Oliver / Matilda / Madeline [DVD]Annie / Oliver / Matilda / Madeline | DVD | (16/11/2015) from £8.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Collection of four classic children's films. 'Annie' (1982) is the story of the eponymous optimistic orphan (Aileen Quinn) who lives a miserable life in an children's home run by the awful Miss Hannigan (Carol Burnett). One day, she sees her chance to escape and sets off on a journey which will take her to the door of childless millionaire Daddy Warbucks (Albert Finney). In 'Oliver' (1968) young Oliver Twist (Mark Lester) escapes from the workhouse, where he has been brutally treated all of his life, and joins the gang of street urchins led by the rascal Fagin (Ron Moody). Oliver is trained as a pick-pocket, but ends up being caught for a crime he did not commit. However, this seemingly unfortunate accident brings him closer to his real family. 'Matilda' (1996) stars Mara Wilson as the exceptionally gifted and intelligent child who is ignored by her stupid parents Harry (Danny DeVito) and Zinnia (Rhea Perlman). A keen reader, her dearest wish is to be sent to school, but the establishment Harry selects is Crunchemhall, run by the tyrannical Miss Trunchball (Pam Ferris). Her cruelty to her pupils causes Matilda to vow revenge, and her newly discovered telekinetic powers give her the chance to do so. 'Madeline' (1998) stars Hatty Jones as the most mischievous of the twelve friends who live at a Parisian school run by Miss Clavel (Frances McDormand). Her sunny existence is threatened by starchy old Lord Covington (Nigel Hawthorne) who is on a campaign to have the school closed down. It is up to Madeline and her friends, who include the equally precocious Pepito (Kristian de la Osa) and a dog who saved her from drowning, to stop him.

  • Exodus [1960]Exodus | DVD | (02/02/2004) from £16.96   |  Saving you £2.02 (14.46%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Otto Preminger's 1960 adaptation of Leon Uris's novel Exodus is a sprawling tale of the founding of modern Israel, starring Paul Newman as a resistance leader. The film works best as an example of Preminger's estimable skill with all levels of drama and action, but as a reflection upon history it is compromised by stereotypes, unpersuasive relationships and a certain moral ambivalence about issues related to the subject. There are good and exciting sequences, however, particularly one involving an effort to break through a British blockade and get to the homeland. --Tom Keogh

  • The Bargee [DVD] [1964]The Bargee | DVD | (15/03/2010) from £9.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (60.06%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Hemel Pike (Harry H. Corbett) is a barge operator who takes advantage of his position to seduce a series of women in the towns along his canal route. When one of them falls pregnant however his days as a canal Casanova are numbered.

  • The Quatermass Collection - The Quatermass Experiment / Quatermass 2 / Quatermass And The PitThe Quatermass Collection - The Quatermass Experiment / Quatermass 2 / Quatermass And The Pit | DVD | (05/04/2005) from £12.99   |  Saving you £17.00 (130.87%)   |  RRP £29.99

    The Quatermass Experiment: The plan was to pilot a manned rocket some 1500 miles above the earth for observation purposes and then to return. The project looked very reasonable in theory but in practice... Quatermass II: Professor Quatermass is testing prototypes of a second space rocket but has a crushing setback. With his research at a standstill there is a curious interruption. Quatermass & The Pit: Professor Quatermass is resisting the planners of a rock

  • Kind Hearts And Coronets [1949]Kind Hearts And Coronets | DVD | (21/06/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Set in Victorian England, Robert Hamer's 1949 masterpiece Kind Hearts and Coronets remains the most gracefully mordant of Ealing Comedies. Dennis Price plays Louis D'Ascoyne, the would-be Duke of Chalfont whose Mother was spurned by her noble family for marrying an Italian singer for love. Louis resolves to murder the several of his relatives ahead of him in line for the Dukedom, all of whom are played by Alec Guinness, in order to avenge his Mother--for, as Louis observes, " revenge is a dish which people of taste prefer to eat cold". He gets away with it, only to be arraigned for the one murder of which he is innocent. Guinness' virtuoso performances have been justly celebrated, ranging as they do from a youthful D'Ascoyne concealing his enthusiasm for public houses from his priggish wife ("she has views on such places") to a brace of doomed uncles and one aunt, ranging from the doddery to the peppery. Miles Malleson is a splendid doggerel-spouting hangman, while Valerie Hobson and Joan Greenwood take advantage of unusually strong female roles. But the great joy of Kind Hearts and Coronets is the way in which its appallingly black subject matter (considered beyond the pale by many critics at the time) is conveyed in such elegantly ironic turns of phrase by Dennis Price's narrator/anti-hero. Serial murder has never been conducted with such exquisite manners and discreet charm. --David Stubbs

  • How To Steal A Million [1966]How To Steal A Million | DVD | (18/04/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A movie about those who appreciate the finer things in life.... for free! Director William Wyler went to Paris to shoot this frothy caper comedy. Nicole Bonnet (Audrey Hepburn) lives with her father Charles (Hugh Griffith). He keeps them in luxury by selling an occasional painting--maybe a Renoir maybe a van Gogh. A well-known art connoisseur he has an endless supply of paintings; he paints them himself--like his father before him he is an expert forger. Persuaded to loan

  • Stuart Little 2 [2002]Stuart Little 2 | DVD | (24/11/2002) from £3.00   |  Saving you £16.99 (85.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The smallest member of The Little family returns in this blockbusting sequel. Alongside fellow family pet Snowbell the cat he sets of on a journey through the streets of New York in search of a missing friend.

  • A Run for Your Money [Blu-ray]A Run for Your Money | Blu Ray | (15/03/2021) from £14.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Alec Guinness, Donald Houston, Moira Lister and Hugh Griffith star in this classic piece of BAFTA-nominated Welsh whimsy from Ealing Studios. Made during their golden, post-war period, A Run for Your Money was directed by Charles Frend and is featured here as a High Definition remaster from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio. Dai Number 9 and his brother Twm win a newspaper contest: £100 each and a trip to London to see Wales play England at Twickenham. But when the two colliers arrive at Paddington they miss their contact and fall in with an attractive blonde who just happens to overhear that they're in the money...

  • The House in Nightmare Park [DVD]The House in Nightmare Park | DVD | (08/04/2013) from £6.79   |  Saving you £3.20 (47.13%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Comedy legend Frankie Howerd stars as the victim of sinister shenanigans in this hilarious spoof of British horror films of the early '70s. Starring Hugh Burden and Oscar winner Ray Milland, and written by Terry Nation, The House in Nightmare Park is featured here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Foster Twelvetrees, a struggling tragedian who scrapes a living by giving hammy performances from the classics, can hardly believe his...

  • The Day Will Dawn [DVD]The Day Will Dawn | DVD | (25/05/2015) from £6.29   |  Saving you £6.70 (106.52%)   |  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.

  • Take Me High [DVD]Take Me High | DVD | (18/03/2019) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    NOTICE: Polish Release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. The disk DOES NOT have English audio and subtitles.

  • The Final Programme [DVD]The Final Programme | DVD | (07/10/2013) from £6.79   |  Saving you £3.20 (47.13%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Jon Finch heads an impressive cast as the flamboyant anti-hero of this dystopian, darkly humorous sci-fi thriller from cult director Robert Fuest - best-known for the stylishly cult Dr Phibes horror films starring Vincent Price. Based on Michael Moorcock's acclaimed 1968 novel, The Final Programme is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. In a far-off future, mankind is in a state of decay. But a group of sc...

  • Laughter In Paradise [DVD] [2020]Laughter In Paradise | DVD | (29/06/2020) from £9.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The four remaining relatives of famed practical joker Henry Russell are brought together to hear his last will and testament, revealing a £50,000 inheritance each if they can all complete a set task completely out of character. The assignments are designed to reflect their greatest shortcomings and test their abilities to adapt and ultimately change for the better. Law-abiding retired army officer Deniston (Alastair Sim), secretly writes scandalous novels until he is given a week to get himself arrested for an actual crime and jailed for exactly 28 days. Haughty Agnes (Fay Compton) must find employment as a housekeeper in a middle-class home and retain her position for a month despite her disdain. Simon (Guy Middleton), a penniless womanising rogue, would have to marry the first single woman he speaks to, such as the cigarette girl at the club he frequents (Audrey Hepburn). Finally, timid Herbert (George Cole) needs to hold up the bank manager he works for with a mask and a toy pistol. Can they all pull it off in order to grab the cash? Special Features NEW Alastair Sim and Laughter in Paradise: Interview with Stephen Fry Ministry of Information short Nero: Save Fuel (1943) starring Alastair Sim & George Cole Behind the Scenes Stills gallery Alastair Sim's Rectorial Address at Edinburgh University (1949)

  • Laughter in Paradise [Blu-ray] [2020]Laughter in Paradise | Blu Ray | (29/06/2020) from £11.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The four remaining relatives of famed practical joker Henry Russell are brought together to hear his last will and testament, revealing a £50,000 inheritance each if they can all complete a set task completely out of character. The assignments are designed to reflect their greatest shortcomings and test their abilities to adapt and ultimately change for the better. Law-abiding retired army officer Deniston (Alastair Sim), secretly writes scandalous novels until he is given a week to get himself arrested for an actual crime and jailed for exactly 28 days. Haughty Agnes (Fay Compton) must find employment as a housekeeper in a middle-class home and retain her position for a month despite her disdain. Simon (Guy Middleton), a penniless womanising rogue, would have to marry the first single woman he speaks to, such as the cigarette girl at the club he frequents (Audrey Hepburn). Finally, timid Herbert (George Cole) needs to hold up the bank manager he works for with a mask and a toy pistol. Can they all pull it off in order to grab the cash? Special Features NEW Alastair Sim and Laughter in Paradise: Interview with Stephen Fry Ministry of Information short Nero: Save Fuel (1943) starring Alastair Sim & George Cole Behind the Scenes Stills gallery Alastair Sim's Rectorial Address at Edinburgh University (1949)

  • Crumb [1995]Crumb | DVD | (24/05/2004) from £21.58   |  Saving you £-1.59 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Robert Crumb is known for his disturbing, yet compelling, underground cartoons: his most famous works made counter-cultural icons out of Mr. Natural ("Keep on Truckin'...") and Fritz the Cat. Terry Zwigoff delves into the odd world of the cartoonist in his documentary film Crumb, and the picture that emerges is not always pretty--at moments, it's almost repellent--but it's a fascinating glimpse into a very strange mind. Interviewing immediate family--Crumb has one suicidal brother, one semi-psychopathic brother, two sisters who declined to be interviewed and a tyrannical mother--Crumb begins to look a bit saner. Given his surroundings, it's remarkable that he has survived so well. His hostilities toward women may turn some viewers off but his wife, Aline, seems to be a grounding point and she provides a solid counterbalance to the man. No one shies away from discussing incredibly intimate things (namely, sex!), which explains much of R. Crumb's cartoons. This documentary can definitely be considered a masterpiece for the cult crowd and, as for the rest of us, it's sure to make us feel a little better about our own lives! --Jenny Brown

  • Pasolini: Trilogy of Life (Blu-ray Set)Pasolini: Trilogy of Life (Blu-ray Set) | Blu Ray | (09/09/2019) from £19.89   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    NOTICE: Polish Release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. The disk has English audio.

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