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  • The Eight Hundred [Blu-ray]The Eight Hundred | Blu Ray | (26/04/2021) from £8.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Shanghai 1937. Its been 3 months since Japan launched the invasion of China and Japanese forces must take down the Si Hang Warehouse without further delay. As the Japanese army closes in, 400 soldiers stay holed in the warehouse to defend the city at all cost, in an epic battle that will last 4 days and 4 nights. The fighters include a ragtag band of brothers whod managed to successfully dodge military service; now theyre forced to fight, literally, for their lives. With the battle playing out in full view of both the expat Americans and Europeans living across the Su Zhou River, and the local Chinese civilians, the battle of the so-called Eight Hundred Heroes made world headlines; it was the first to be broadcast live around the world.

  • Shazam! DVD [2019]Shazam! DVD | DVD | (12/08/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's (Angel) case, by shouting out one wordSHAZAM!this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heartinside a ripped, godlike bodyShazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he'll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

  • A Dog's Journey (DVD) [2019]A Dog's Journey (DVD) | DVD | (09/09/2019) from £6.29   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Some friendships transcend lifetimes. In A Dog's Journey, the sequel to the heartwarming global hit A Dog's Purpose, beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined. Bailey (voiced again by Josh Gad) is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his boy, Ethan (Dennis Quaid) and Ethan's wife Hannah (Marg Helgenberger). He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah's baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ's mom, Gloria (Betty Gilpin), decides to take CJ away. As Bailey's soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost. Thus begins Bailey's adventure through multiple lives filled with love, friendship and devotion as he, CJ (Kathryn Prescott), and CJ's best friend Trent (Henry Lau) experience joy and heartbreak, music and laughter, and few really good belly rubs.

  • Shazam! Blu-Ray [2019]Shazam! Blu-Ray | Blu Ray | (12/08/2019) from £8.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's (Angel) case, by shouting out one wordSHAZAM!this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heartinside a ripped, godlike bodyShazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he'll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

  • YI YI [The Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [2017]YI YI | Blu Ray | (05/03/2018) from £14.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Edward Yang's Family Epic, One Of The Most Acclaimed Movies Of The Decade. The extraordinary, internationally embraced Yi Yi (A One and a Two . . .), directed by the late Taiwanese master EDWARD YANG (A Brighter Summer Day), follows a middleclass family in Taipei over the course of one year, beginning with a wedding and ending with a funeral. Whether chronicling middleage father NJ's tentative flirtations with an old flame or precocious young son YangYang's attempts at capturing reality with his beloved camera, the filmmaker deftly imbues every gorgeous frame with a compassionate clarity. Warm, sprawling, and dazzling, this intimate epic is one of the undisputed masterworks of the new century. Features: Newly restored digital transfer, with DTSHD Master Audio soundtrack. Audio commentary by writerdirector Edward Yang and Asiancinema critic Tony Rayns. Video interview with Rayns about Yang and the New Taiwan Cinema movement. Theatrical trailer

  • X-Men Collection [DVD] [2000]X-Men Collection | DVD | (07/11/2016) from £14.90   |  Saving you £3.08 (25.86%)   |  RRP £14.99

    With all-star casts including HUGH JACKMAN, MICHAEL FASSBENDER, JAMES MCAVOY, JENNIFER LAWRENCE, HALLE BERRY, PATRICK STEWART and IAN MCKELLEN THE X-MEN COLLECTION CONTAINS 8 FILMS! Follow the epic story of the X-MEN, a group of humans with genetic mutations that give them extraordinary abilities. Engaged in a constant battle for acceptance in society, the X-MEN must learn to use their powers to fight those intent on world domination. Join Professor X, Storm, Jean Grey, Cyclops and Wolverine as they try to save themselves and the world from Magneto, Sentinels, and Apocalypse, a powerful mutant whose vengeful wrath threatens the planet. Includes hours of special features X-Men Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary powers - the result of unique genetic mutations. Under the tutelage of Professor X (Patrick Stewart), the outcasts learn to harness their powers and must now protect mankind from the evil Magneto (Ian McKellen). This first chapter of the X-Men saga features an all-star cast, including Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin and Rebecca Romijn. X-Men 2 Hatred and distrust brew between human and mutantkind. An unprovoked mutant attack on the President gives General William Stryker (Brian Cox) his long-awaited opportunity to wage all-out war against the mutants. A war that would leave only one race victorious. Xavier (Patrick Stewart), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Storm (Halle Berry) and the other X-Men must unite with their old adversary Magneto (Ian McKellen) to prevent a devastating confrontation that could destroy everyone on the planet. In X-Men 2, acclaimed director Bryan Singer delivers state-of-the-art special effects, explosive action and one twist after another. X-Men 2 takes excitement to the Xtreme! X-Men: The Last Stand The third installment in the X-Men films: The divide between humans and mutants has gotten to a crucial point when a cure to irradiate mutations is found. Pushing patience to the limit in the mutant community, the line has been drawn and Professor X needs to decide which path to follow. X-Men: First Class See how it all began in this thrilling first chapter of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr became Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were enemies, they were the closest of friends and gathered an elite team of mutants to form the X-Men in an attempt to prevent World War 3! X-Men: Days of Future Past The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past to save our future. X-Men Apocalypse Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-Men: Apocalypse. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. The Wolverine This stand-alone epic-action adventure set in modern day Japan reveals the untold story of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character from the X-Men universe, and evolves the character saga to new levels of depth, intensity and visceral action. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle than will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than ever before. X-Men Origins: Wolverine Beastly badass Wolverine (Jackman) is a member of elite military squadron Team X. But when he tries to leave violence behind to become a family man, he finds his past catching up with him in brutal fashion - not least his carnage-loving half-brother Sabretooth (Schreiber). Special Features: X-MEN Deleted Scenes Charlie Rose/Bryan Singer Interview Clips TV Spots, Trailers, 2 Featurettes Hugh Jackman Screen Test Storyboard Animatics, Still Galleries X-MEN 2 2 Audio Commentaries including a Director's Commentary from Bryan Singer X-MEN: THE LAST STAND Audio Commentary by Bret Ratner, Zak Penn and Simon Kinberg Audio Commentary by Avi Arad, Lauren Shuler Donner and Ralph Winter Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary 3 Alternate Endings with Optional Commentary X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE Wolverine Unleashed: Documentary Deleted & Alternate Scenes with optional Commentary THE WOLVERINE The Path of A Ronin - Inspiration: A Ronin's Journey X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Gag Reel Stills Gallery: Trask Industries X-MEN APOCALYPSE Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Introductions by BRYAN SINGER Gag Reel Stills Gallery Easter Egg

  • X-Men Collection [Blu-ray] [2000]X-Men Collection | Blu Ray | (07/11/2016) from £20.99   |  Saving you £-1.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    With all-star casts including HUGH JACKMAN, MICHAEL FASSBENDER, JAMES MCAVOY, JENNIFER LAWRENCE, HALLE BERRY, PATRICK STEWART and IAN MCKELLEN THE X-MEN COLLECTION CONTAINS 8 FILMS! Follow the epic story of the X-MEN, a group of humans with genetic mutations that give them extraordinary abilities. Engaged in a constant battle for acceptance in society, the X-MEN must learn to use their powers to fight those intent on world domination. Join Professor X, Storm, Jean Grey, Cyclops and Wolverine as they try to save themselves and the world from Magneto, Sentinels, and Apocalypse, a powerful mutant whose vengeful wrath threatens the planet. Includes hours of special features X-Men Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary powers - the result of unique genetic mutations. Under the tutelage of Professor X (Patrick Stewart), the outcasts learn to harness their powers and must now protect mankind from the evil Magneto (Ian McKellen). This first chapter of the X-Men saga features an all-star cast, including Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin and Rebecca Romijn. X-Men 2 Hatred and distrust brew between human and mutantkind. An unprovoked mutant attack on the President gives General William Stryker (Brian Cox) his long-awaited opportunity to wage all-out war against the mutants. A war that would leave only one race victorious. Xavier (Patrick Stewart), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Storm (Halle Berry) and the other X-Men must unite with their old adversary Magneto (Ian McKellen) to prevent a devastating confrontation that could destroy everyone on the planet. In X-Men 2, acclaimed director Bryan Singer delivers state-of-the-art special effects, explosive action and one twist after another. X-Men 2 takes excitement to the Xtreme! X-Men: The Last Stand The third installment in the X-Men films: The divide between humans and mutants has gotten to a crucial point when a cure to irradiate mutations is found. Pushing patience to the limit in the mutant community, the line has been drawn and Professor X needs to decide which path to follow. X-Men: First Class See how it all began in this thrilling first chapter of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr became Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were enemies, they were the closest of friends and gathered an elite team of mutants to form the X-Men in an attempt to prevent World War 3! X-Men: Days of Future Past The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past to save our future. X-Men Apocalypse Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-Men: Apocalypse. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. The Wolverine This stand-alone epic-action adventure set in modern day Japan reveals the untold story of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character from the X-Men universe, and evolves the character saga to new levels of depth, intensity and visceral action. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle than will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than ever before. X-Men Origins: Wolverine Beastly badass Wolverine (Jackman) is a member of elite military squadron Team X. But when he tries to leave violence behind to become a family man, he finds his past catching up with him in brutal fashion - not least his carnage-loving half-brother Sabretooth (Schreiber). Special Features: Includes Apocalypse 2D & 3D discs X-MEN Audio Commentary by X-MEN BRYAN SINGER & BRIAN PECK Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Commentary by BRYAN SINGER & BRIAN PECK Easter Eggs FOX SPECIAL: The Mutant Watch BRYAN SINGER Interview Animatics ArtGallery X-MEN 2 Audio Commentary by BRYAN SINGER & TOM SIGEL Audio Commentary by LAUREN SHULER DONNER, RALPH WINTER, MICHAEL DOUGHERTY, DAN HARRIS and DAVID HAYTER Marvel Universe Trailers X-MEN: THE LAST STAND Director & Writer Commentary by BRETT RATNER, SIMON KINBERG & ZAK PENN Producer Commentary by AVI ARAD, LAUREN SHULER DONNER & RALPH WINTER Deleted Scenes Easter Eggs X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE The Roots of Wolverine: A Conversation with STAN LEE and LEN WEIN Filmmaker Commentaries The Thrill of the Chase: The Helicopter Sequence Weapon X Mutant Files: 10 featurettes providing background on new mutants, such as Sabretooth, The Blob, Deadpool, Wraith and Gambit Deleted Scenes WOLVERINE UNLEASHED in-depth WOLVERINE documentary X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Children of the Atom Multi-Part Documentary Deleted Scenes Cerebro: Mutant Tracker Composer's Isolated Scor X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Set Tour THE WOLVERINE Alternate Ending The Path of a Ronin - A comprehensive look at the flmmaking journey from comic to the big screen X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by BRYAN SINGER Kitchen Sequence Gag Reel Double Take: Xavier and Magneto X-MEN: REUNITED Classifcation M Sentinels: For a Secure Future Stills Gallery: Trask Industries X-MEN APOCALYPSE Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Introductions by BRYAN SINGER Gag Reel Wrap Party Video X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Unearthed - Documentary Audio Commentary by BRYAN SINGER & SIMON KINBERG Stills Gallery

  • Shazam! Blu-Ray 3D [2019]Shazam! Blu-Ray 3D | Blu Ray | (12/08/2019) from £12.94   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's (Angel) case, by shouting out one wordSHAZAM!this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heartinside a ripped, godlike bodyShazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he'll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

  • Jack And Sarah / When Harry Met Sally / French Kiss [1995]Jack And Sarah / When Harry Met Sally / French Kiss | DVD | (04/10/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    When Harry Met Sally: Will sex ruin a perfect relationship between a man and a woman? That's what Harry (Crystal) and Sally (Ryan) debate during their trip from Chicago to New York. And eleven years later they're sill no closer to finding the answer. Will these two best friends ever accept that they're meant for each other... or will they continue to deny the attraction that's existed since the first moment when Harry met Sally? French Kiss: Straight-laced Kate (Ryan)has her future all planned out: marry her fiance Charlie (Timothy Hutton) and live happily ever after. What she didn't count on was Juliette the beautiful French woman Charlie falls for on a business trip to Paris! Determined to win him back Kate jumps on a plane where she meets Luc (Kline) a petty thief whom she immediately dislikes. But when Luc sneaks a stolen necklace into Kate's purse she finds herself travelling through France with him on a trip full of surprises: the biggest one being that this con man is stealing her heart! A sexy savvy and very funny romantic romp 'French Kiss' is a passionate heartfelt reminder that life can always surprise you. Jack And Sarah: Jack (Richard E. Grant) has it all - a perfect marriage a successful career and a dream home. But his world crumbles when his wife dies giving birth to their daughter Sarah. Even though he is struggling to cope with his broken heart and a newborn baby Jack rejects the offers of help from his family (Judy Dench and David Swift) in a bid to prove his independence. Instead he builds a quirky family of his own when he takes on a down-and-out (Ian McKellen) to be his housekeeper and American waitress Amy (Samantha Mathis) to be his nanny. Once Amy moves in life becomes a series of mishaps and conflicts with touchingly funny moments as the mis-matched characters learn to live with each other. But when Jack's female boss begins to show more than a professional interest in him the tension mounts as Amy and Jack begin to realise their true feeling for each other....

  • Exit The Dragon, Enter The Tiger [1976]Exit The Dragon, Enter The Tiger | DVD | (17/06/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.99

    Many legends have arisen surrounding the mysterious and untimely death of martial arts king Bruce Lee. Was he murdered? Was he involved in drugs and crime? Why did he leave the cryptic message If I die find out why? Whatever the reason fellow martial arts master Bruce Li determines to find the answers. With the assistance of Lee's former mistress Suzy he penetrates the dangerous underworld of Hong Kong. Captured by the criminals Suzy uncovers firm evidence about her lover's death. Bruce is forced to confront the gangsters in a final showdown with such superb fighting skill that he earns the accolade of Bruce Lee's successor...

  • Confucius [DVD]Confucius | DVD | (04/10/2010) from £4.29   |  Saving you £13.70 (319.35%)   |  RRP £17.99

    From the acclaimed producer of John Woo's Red Cliff and Jet Li's Warlords, comes this powerhouse biopic of the legendary Chinese philosopher, Confucius.

  • Stray Dogs [DVD]Stray Dogs | DVD | (25/05/2015) from £7.55   |  Saving you £8.44 (52.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The latest film by visionary director Tsai Ming-liang (Goodbye Dragon Inn) links together a series of sumptuously composed, tableau-like scenes, often without words. Stray Dogs tells the deeply affecting story of a father and his two young sons barely surviving on the margins of Taipei society. Can they fix their broken family? Extras: Journey to the West + interview with Tsai Ming-Liang

  • The Lost Bladesman [Blu-ray]The Lost Bladesman | Blu Ray | (08/08/2011) from £6.25   |  Saving you £11.00 (220.44%)   |  RRP £15.99

    During the warring period of the three kingdoms ancient China is in turmoil. To unify the country general Cao Cao (Jiang Wen) enlists the aid of the greatest warrior in the land Guan Yun Chang (Donnie Yen). However Guan Yun Chang is a loyal friend of Cao Cao's enemy Liu Bei. To persuade the peerless warrior to fight Cao Cao takes his beloved Qi Lan (Sun Li) hostage. A stunning martial arts epic from the creators of Infernal Affairs.

  • Early Hou Hsiao-Hsien: THREE FILMS 1980-1983 [Masters of Cinema] Blu-RayEarly Hou Hsiao-Hsien: THREE FILMS 1980-1983 | Blu Ray | (16/04/2018) from £12.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    One of world cinema's most dynamic and highly regarded auteurs, Hou Hsiao-hsien has influenced entire generations of filmmakers and was once dubbed one of the three directors most crucial to the future of cinema. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present three films from early in his career, Cute Girl, The Green, Green Grass of Home and The Boys from Fengkuei, all making their worldwide debut on Blu-ray. Cute Girl (1980) A young bride-to-be falls for a laid-back land surveyor whilst visiting her family in the countryside. Conceived as a commercial vehicle for popular Hong Kong singer Kenny Bee, this romantic comedy was Hou Hsiao-hsien's debut feature. The Green, Green Grass of Home (1982) A substitute teacher (again played by Kenny Bee) moves to a remote village, where he falls in love with another teacher at the local school. The Boys from Fengkuei (1983) Three young men leave their fishing village for the city to look for work, where they face some harsh realities about growing up. The film which established Hou Hsiao-hsien as a leading figure of the Taiwanese New Wave, The Boys from Fengkuei was rapturously received in Europe and is often considered the director's first mature masterwork. Features: Limited Edition O-card [2000 copies First Print Run Only] In a 1988 worldwide critics' poll, Multi Award Winning Chinese Director HOU HSIAO-HSIEN was championed as one of the three directors most crucial to the future of cinema The Boys From Fengkuei Won the Golden Montgolfiere Award at the 1984 Nantes Three Continents Festival The Green, Green Grass Of Home Won the Golden Horse Award for Best Child Star (Pin-chun Chou) at the 1982 Golden Horse Film Festival Available for the first time in the UK and for the first time on Blu-ray anywhere in the world

  • I Robot - Single Disc Edition [2004]I Robot - Single Disc Edition | DVD | (03/12/2004) from £6.15   |  Saving you £12.83 (406.01%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Will Smith stars in this sci-fi action thriller suggested by the classic short story collection by Isaac Asimov, and brought to the big screen by visionary director Alex Proyas ("The Crow").

  • Shazam! Blu-Ray 4K [2019]Shazam! Blu-Ray 4K | Blu Ray | (12/08/2019) from £20.25   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's (Angel) case, by shouting out one wordSHAZAM!this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heartinside a ripped, godlike bodyShazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he'll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

  • Cirque Du Soleil - Dralion [2000]Cirque Du Soleil - Dralion | DVD | (28/01/2002) from £13.48   |  Saving you £6.51 (48.29%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The work of the Canadian circus troupe Cirque Du Soleil, Dralion is a show which has toured worldwide. It features elements of Chinese circus tradition interspersed with the troupe's own pan-cultural sense of stage spectacle. It's a combination of music, dance, clowning and acrobatics lavishly bathed in dry ice, strobe lights and a colourful array of oriental finery, elaborate costumes and props. Here you'l find Chinese women finding the strength from somewhere in their tiny bodies to balance by their hands atop 10-foot poles which are wheeled around gracefully; and young boys tumbling rapidly through revolving golden hoops; and bronzed dancers swinging through the air in balletic arcs from lengths of blue ribbon. What one could do without, though, is the She-Goddess' New Age babble throughout the proceedings, as well as the soundtrack, which is a queasy fusion of world music marinated in bass. There's also an over-indulgence of costume and choreography, presumably the work of the "avant garde" Cirque Du Soleil, though much here is distinctly apres-garde, reminding the viewer irresistibly of the musical extravaganza that was the daily centrepiece of the ill-fated Millennium Dome. All of this at times smothers and distracts from the impressive physical feats of the Chinese performers. Still, for the three million people who have witnessed this show worldwide this will certainly provide a worthy memento.On the DVD: a number of extra features include a featurette about the five-month deadline the troupe had to meet in putting together the show, splendid for those who thrill to the spectacle of tents being erected and dancers being winched carefully into the rafters of giant hangars. There's also a facility for viewing the performances from different angles. The show is presented in 1.78:1 aspect ratio, and is generally pristine in both colour and definition. --David Stubbs

  • The Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires [1974]The Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires | DVD | (28/06/2013) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Hammer Horror! Dragon Thrills! The First Kung Fu Horror Spectacular! Count Dracula journies to a remote Chinese village in the guise of a warlord to support six vampires who are dispirited after the loss of a seventh member of their cult. At the same time vampire hunter Prof. Van Helsing happens to be lecturing in the country and is persuaded by villagers to help them fight this curse of the ages... Possibly the only film to combine the traditions of a vampire story with Kung Fu!

  • Snake In The Eagle's Shadow [1978]Snake In The Eagle's Shadow | DVD | (07/02/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Snake in the Eagle's Shadow is the film that marks the beginnings of Jackie Chan as a Hong Kong action star. Set in early 20th century China, it is a traditional kung fu action picture invigorated by Chan's good humour and charm. The heart of the film is Jackie's surprisingly emotional relationship with the elderly Yuen Siu Tien, whom the star rescues and befriends. In return, the old man trains Chan in the art of Snake's Fist kung fu, which he later combines with the Cat's Claw to develop the technique of the title. The action, directed by Yuen Woo Ping, includes Chan in an exciting battle with a sword-wielding preacher and a striking showdown with arch-villain Hwang Jang Lee. The sequences in which Chan learns new fighting techniques are both inventive and humorous, with the charismatic Yuen Siu Tien (a veteran Chinese film star and father of the director) offering a sober version of the character he would play in Chan's follow-up Drunken Master (1978), and in Magnificent Butcher (1979). The film features a regular ensemble cast of classic Hong Kong kung fu film actors, and regardless of its obviously low budget mixes violence, comedy and emotion into an enduringly popular success. On the DVD: The image is variable, with some shots displaying considerable grain and print damage while the colours are weak throughout. Worse, the original 2.35:1 film has been reformated to 1.77:1 widescreen TV ratio. While this has been done with some care it inevitably damages the compositions and loses information in the dynamic fight scenes. The sound is functional mono. Soundtrack options are the original Mandarin with English subtitles, or an English dub. Extras include the original English language theatrical trailer, Hong Kong Legends' own trailer, plus promos for further releases and a photo gallery. There is a detailed text biography and filmography of Jackie Chan, and a text interview with producer Ng See Yuen. There is also a text biography of Hwang Jang Lee linked to a kicking showcase which is another short fight scene. Most of these features are identical to those on the Drunken Master DVD.--Gary S Dalkin

  • The Scorpion King [2002]The Scorpion King | DVD | (27/05/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Wrestling superstar The Rock reprises his role from "The Mummy Returns" as a deadly assassin in ancient times, destined to become The Scorpion King.

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