"Actor: Hume Cronyn"

  • Batteries Not Included [1987]Batteries Not Included | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £7.44   |  Saving you £1.54 (34.61%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Five ordinary people needed a miracle. Then one night Faye Riley left the window open. When an unscrupulous real estate developer sends thugs into a deteriorating tenement to get rid of the last five tenants they need nothing short of a miracle to stay where they are. In this delightful fantasy presented by Steven Spielberg little stands between the brave holdouts and the street. But one night when all hope seems lost tiny visitors from outer space mysteriously glide th

  • Lifeboat [Masters of Cinema] (Dual Format) [Blu-ray]Lifeboat | Blu Ray | (23/04/2012) from £10.45   |  Saving you £9.54 (91.29%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Based on an unpublished novella by John Steinbeck (written on commission expressly to provide treatment material for Hitchcock's screen scenario), Lifeboat found the Master of Suspense navigating a course of maximal tension - in the most minimal of settings - with a consistently inventive, beautifully paced drama that would foreshadow the single-set experiments of Rope and Dial M for Murder. After a Nazi torpedo reduces an ocean liner to wooden splinters and scorched personal effects, the survivors of the attack pull themselves aboard a drifting lifeboat in the hope of eventual rescue. But the motivations of the German submarine captain (played by Walter Slezak) on the eponymous craft might extend beyond mere survival... With a cast including Shadow of a Doubt veteran Hume Cronyn and the extraordinary, irrepressible Tallulah Bankhead, this picture of characters, as Franois Truffaut aptly termed the film, oscillates dazzlingly between comic reparte and white-knuckle suspense - a perfect example of the Hitchcock touch.

  • Cocoon / Cocoon The Return [1985]Cocoon / Cocoon The Return | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.45   |  Saving you £8.54 (132.40%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Cocoon: A group of senior citizens residing in a rest home find their lives turned upside down after they are offered the gift of eternal youth by benevolent aliens in Ron Howard's wonderful tribute to the human spirit. Brian Dennehy is Walter an alien who returns to earth to rescue 20 of his friends now hibernating in cocoons off the coast of Florida. With the help of a charter boat captain (Steve Guttenberg) the cocoons are stored in a deserted swimming pool. When three men

  • Cocoon (1985) (30th Anniversary Special Edition) (Blu-ray)Cocoon (1985) (30th Anniversary Special Edition) (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (18/07/2016) from £8.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (100.11%)   |  RRP £17.99

    In 1985 Cocoon was a significant trend-bucker amongst summer blockbusters. Whereas other genre efforts were devised to lure a teenage audience into FX extravaganzas, this looked like one for their grandparents. Except that it turned out to be a gentle, affecting tale for all ages. Adapted from David Saperstein's novel, director Ron Howard took great delight in focusing on family relationships and the encroachment of old age (themes that reappeared in nearly all his work from here on). The plot is rather surreal in summary: a group of Florida OAPs befriend aliens in next-door's swimming pool and are rejuvenated to youthful well-being. It's in the FX and characterisations that the story comes alive. Both were acknowledged with Academy Awards; with Don Ameche's supporting role deserving praise for more than just the moment when he does some bodypopping on the dance floor. Wilford Brimley is the real star, a bluff old codger wanting to do right by everyone. Steve Guttenberg provides comic support and allows for a little non-wrinkly nudity with foxy space gal Kitty (Tahnee Welch). ILM's visuals remain polished and inspired, but never allowing us to lose sight of the characters basking in their dazzle. --Paul Tonks

  • The Pelican Brief [1994]The Pelican Brief | DVD | (25/09/1998) from £4.85   |  Saving you £9.14 (188.45%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Another John Grisham legal thriller comes to the screen, pairing Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts in a film directed by Alan J Pakula, who is known for dark-hued suspense pictures such as Klute, The Parallax View, All the President's Men, and Presumed Innocent. The Pelican Brief isn't up to the level of those films, but it is a perfectly entertaining movie about a law student (Roberts) whose life is endangered when she discovers evidence of a conspiracy behind the killings of two Supreme Court justices. She enlists the help of an investigative reporter (Washington) and the two become fugitives. The charisma and chemistry of the leads goes a long way toward compensating for the story's shortcomings, as does a truly impressive supporting cast that includes Sam Shepard, John Heard, James B Sikking, Tony Goldwyn, Stanley Tucci, Hume Cronyn, John Lithgow, William Atherton and Robert Culp. --Jim Emerson

  • Marvin's Room [DVD]Marvin's Room | DVD | (25/04/2011) from £10.78   |  Saving you £9.21 (85.44%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Leonardo DiCaprio gives an electrifying performance as the criminally rebellious son in this funny and stirring tale of one family's humor and heartache. Seventeen years ago fiercely independent Lee ((Meryl Streep) left home...and left behind her kindhearted sister Bessie (Diane Keaton) to care for their father Marvin (Hume Cronyn). But now Lee is returning with her teenage son (Leonard DiCaprio) for a homecoming that's sure to turn the entire household upside down! Also starring Robert DeNiro this entertaining motion picture proves that people you know the least may be the ones you need the most!

  • Cleopatra -- Three-Disc Special Edition [1963]Cleopatra -- Three-Disc Special Edition | DVD | (15/04/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Still the most expensive movie ever made, Cleopatra nearly bankrupted 20th Century Fox. It also scandalised the world with the very public affair of its two major stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. But Joseph L Mankiewicz's 1963 epic deserves to be remembered for more than its off-screen troubles. An extravagantly elaborate production, the sets and costumes alone are awe-inspiring; Mankiewicz's own literate screenplay draws heavily on the classics and Shakespeare; while the supporting cast, led by Rex Harrison as Caesar and Roddy McDowall as his nephew (and future emperor) Octavian, are all first-rate thespians and generally put in more convincing performances than either of the two leads. Mankiewicz's original intention was to make two three-hour films: the first being Caesar and Cleopatra, the second Antony and Cleopatra. But before the film’s completion, and following a boardroom coup worthy of Ancient Rome itself, legendary mogul Darryl F Zanuck took back control of Fox and insisted that Cleopatra be cut to a more economical length. A heartbroken Mankiewicz was forced to trim his six-hour vision down to four. This was the "roadshow" version shown at the film’s premiere and now restored here for the first time. Then following adverse criticism and pressure from cinema chains Zanuck demanded more cuts, and the final released version ran a mere three hours--half the original length. Capitalising on the feverish publicity surrounding Burton and Taylor, the shortened version played up both their on- and off-screen romance. This longer four-hour roadshow version allows for a broader view of the film, adding some depth to the politics and manipulation of the characters. But the director’s original six-hour edit has been lost. Perhaps one day it will be rediscovered in the vaults and Mankiewicz’s much-maligned movie will finally be seen the way it was meant to be. Until then, Cleopatra remains an epic curiosity rather than the complete spectacle it should be. On the DVD: this handsome three-disc set spreads the restored four-hour print of the movie across two discs. The anamorphic widescreen print looks quite magnificent and Alex North’s wondrous score comes up like new in Dolby 5.1 sound. There’s a patchy and only intermittently revealing commentary from Chris Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz, Martin Landau and Jack Brodsky. Much better is the comprehensive two-hour documentary that occupies disc three, which tells in hair-raising detail the extraordinary story of a film production that became totally out of control. This is accompanied by some short archival material, but the documentary alone is a compelling reason to acquire this set. --Mark Walker

  • Brewster's Millions [1985]Brewster's Millions | DVD | (07/03/2005) from £4.99   |  Saving you £1.00 (20.04%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Brewster (Pryor) a lowly pitcher with the minor league Hackensack Bulls baseball team suddenly is left $300 million by a distant relative. But there's a catch; he must spend $30 million in thirty days without having any assets to show for it. And if he reveals it to a soul the real reason why he's throwing away all his cash he will forfeit everything! So aided and abetted by his team mate Spike (Candy) and a stream of hangers-on Brewster begins a spending spree that would bring a

  • Batteries Not Included [Blu-ray]Batteries Not Included | Blu Ray | (29/04/2019) from £9.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.

  • The Postman Always Rings Twice [1946]The Postman Always Rings Twice | DVD | (01/06/2006) from £15.32   |  Saving you £1.66 (13.46%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Even under the heavy censorship of 1946 Hollywood, Lana Turner and John Garfield's libidinous desires burn up the screen in Tay Garnett's adaptation of James M. Cain's torrid crime melodrama. Platinum blond Turner is Cora, a restless sexpot stuck in a roadside diner married to mundane middle-aged fry cook Nick Smith (Cecil Kellaway) when handsome drifter Frank (Garfield) blows her way. It's lust at first sight, a rapacious desire that neither can break off, and before long they're plotting his demise--but in the wicked world of Cain nothing is that easy. Garnett's visual approach is subdued compared to the more expressionistic film noir of the period, but he's at no loss when he films the luminous Turner in her milky-white wardrobe. She radiates repressed sexuality and uncontrollable passion while Garfield's smart-talking loner Frank mixes street-smart swagger and scrappy toughness with vulnerability and sincere intensity. Co-star Hume Cronyn cuts a cold, calculating figure as their conniving lawyer, a chilly character that only increases our feelings for the murderous couple, victims of an all-consuming amour fou that drives their passions to extremes. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com

  • The Parallax View [1974]The Parallax View | DVD | (02/02/2004) from £12.99   |  Saving you £3.00 (23.09%)   |  RRP £15.99

    There is no conspiracy. Just twelve people dead. Alan J. Pakula's The Parallax View a superb conspiracy thriller about one man's paranoia that turns out to be total incredible fact ranks among the best movies of its kind. Warren Beatty is a news reporter who aong with seven others witnesses the assassination of a political candidate. When the other seven die in ""accidents"" the newsman begins to doubt the offiical position: that the lone madman was responsible for the crime. He imagines a sophisticated network of highly trained murderers. But his nightmares pale against the bizarre truth he uncovers.

  • The Phantom Of The Opera [1943]The Phantom Of The Opera | DVD | (14/10/2002) from £8.49   |  Saving you £1.50 (17.67%)   |  RRP £9.99

    This spectacular retelling of Gaston Leroux's immortal horror tale stars Claude Rains as the masked phantom of the Paris opera house - a crazed composer who schemes to make a beautiful young soprano the star of the opera company and wreak revenge on those who stole his music.

  • Warren Beatty CollectionWarren Beatty Collection | DVD | (09/03/2009) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

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  • Cocoon [1985]Cocoon | DVD | (30/06/2003) from £5.23   |  Saving you £9.02 (227.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In 1985 Cocoon was a significant trend-bucker amongst summer blockbusters. Whereas other genre efforts were devised to lure a teenage audience into FX extravaganzas, this looked like one for their grandparents. Except that it turned out to be a gentle, affecting tale for all ages. Adapted from David Saperstein's novel, director Ron Howard took great delight in focusing on family relationships and the encroachment of old age (themes that reappeared in nearly all his work from here on). The plot is rather surreal in summary: a group of Florida OAPs befriend aliens in next-door's swimming pool and are rejuvenated to youthful well-being. It's in the FX and characterisations that the story comes alive. Both were acknowledged with Academy Awards; with Don Ameche's supporting role deserving praise for more than just the moment when he does some bodypopping on the dance floor. Wilford Brimley is the real star, a bluff old codger wanting to do right by everyone. Steve Guttenberg provides comic support and allows for a little non-wrinkly nudity with foxy space gal Kitty (Tahnee Welch). ILM's visuals remain polished and inspired, but never allowing us to lose sight of the characters basking in their dazzle. --Paul Tonks

  • Shadow Of A Doubt [1942]Shadow Of A Doubt | DVD | (17/10/2005) from £5.00   |  Saving you £4.99 (49.90%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Alfred Hitchcock considered this 1943 thriller to be his personal favourite among his own films, and although it's not as popular as some of Hitchcock's later work, it's certainly worthy of the master's admiration. Scripted by playwright Thornton Wilder and inspired by the actual case of a 1920s serial killer known as "The Merry Widow Murderer," Shadow of a Doubt sets a tone of menace and fear by introducing a psychotic killer into the small-town comforts of Santa Rosa, California. That's where young Charlie (Teresa Wright) lives with her parents and two younger siblings, and where murder is little more than a topic of morbid conversation for their mystery-buff neighbour (Hume Cronyn). Charlie was named after her favourite uncle, who has just arrived for an extended visit, and at first Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) gets along famously with his admiring niece. But the film's chilling prologue has already revealed Uncle Charlie's true identity as the notorious Merry Widow Murderer, and the suspense grows almost unbearable when young Charlie's trust gives way to gradual dread and suspicion. Through narrow escapes and a climactic scene aboard a speeding train, this witty thriller strips away the fa ade of small-town tranquillity to reveal evil where it's least expected. And, of course, it's all done in pure Hitchcockian style. --Jeff Shannon

  • Affair To Remember, An / Kiss Them For Me / People Will Talk / Born To Be BadAffair To Remember, An / Kiss Them For Me / People Will Talk / Born To Be Bad | DVD | (31/05/2005) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-8.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £11.99

    This box set features four classic Cary Grant films. An Affair To Remember: In this poignant and humorous love story nominated for four Academy Awards Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr meet on an ocean liner and fall deeply in love. Though each is engaged to someone else they agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building if they still feel the same way about each other. But a tragic accident prevents their rendezvous and the lovers' future takes an emotional and unce

  • Lifeboat [Masters of Cinema] (Ltd Edition Dual Format Steelbook) [Blu-ray]Lifeboat | Blu Ray | (23/04/2012) from £28.33   |  Saving you £-5.34 (N/A%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Based on an unpublished novella by John Steinbeck (written on commission expressly to provide treatment material for Hitchcock's screen scenario), Lifeboat found the Master of Suspense navigating a course of maximal tension – in the most minimal of settings – with a consistently inventive, beautifully paced drama that would foreshadow the single-set experiments of Rope and Dial M for Murder.After a Nazi torpedo reduces an ocean liner to wooden splinters and scorched personal effects, the survivors of the attack pull themselves aboard a drifting lifeboat in the hope of eventual rescue. But the motivations of the German submarine captain (played by Walter Slezak) on the eponymous craft might extend beyond mere survival...With a cast including Shadow of a Doubt veteran Hume Cronyn and the extraordinary, irrepressible Tallulah Bankhead, this 'picture of characters', as Franois Truffaut aptly termed the film, oscillates dazzlingly between comic reparte and white-knuckle suspense – a perfect example of 'the Hitchcock touch'.

  • People Will Talk [DVD] [1951]People Will Talk | DVD | (02/07/2012) from £9.43   |  Saving you £0.56 (5.94%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend.

  • Honky Tonk Freeway [DVD]Honky Tonk Freeway | DVD | (11/08/2014) from £5.21   |  Saving you £4.78 (47.80%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Directed by Oscar winner John Schlesinger and starring William Devane Beau Bridges Beverly D'Angelo Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy Honky Tonk Freeway is an exuberant satire on America's undying love affair with all things on wheels. This wildly good-natured and outrageously entertaining roadside farce is presented here in a brand-new digital transfer in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. It's vacation time and carloads of Americans are making their way to Florida in relentless pursuit of a good time; among the travellers are an aspiring children's author a couple of bank-robbers an elderly lady with a drink problem and two nuns. They little realise they're about to be caught up in a small-time mayor's madcap scheme to turn his neglected town into a tourist trap! Special Features: Original Theatrical Teaser and Trailer Image Gallery Original Promotional Material PDF

  • The Parallax View - Paramount Originals (includes Limited Edition reproduction film poster) [1974]The Parallax View - Paramount Originals (includes Limited Edition reproduction film poster) | DVD | (23/07/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    There is no conspiracy. Just twelve people dead. Alan J. Pakula's The Parallax View a superb conspiracy thriller about one man's paranoia that turns out to be total incredible fact ranks among the best movies of its kind. Warren Beatty is a news reporter who aong with seven others witnesses the assassination of a political candidate. When the other seven die in ""accidents"" the newsman begins to doubt the offiical position: that the lone madman was respons

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