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  • The Railway Children [1970]/Swallows and Amazons [1974]The Railway Children | DVD | (14/04/2003) from £2.81   |  Saving you £14.44 (931.61%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The Railway Children (1970) and Swallows and Amazons (1974) are perfect bedfellows: two classic children's novels, simply and faithfully adapted for the big screen. Together they evoke a poignant nostalgia for the periods in which they are set--Edwardian and 1920s England, respectively--and for the childhood of anyone who has grown up watching them. Sentimentality reigns, of course, but it's never cloying. The truthfulness of the juvenile performances, balanced with restrained sympathy from the adults, sees to that. Flourishing under Lionel Jeffries' delicate direction, Jenny Agutter dominates The Railway Children as the oldest daughter of a family thrown on hard times when their father is wrongly sent to prison. They avert a train disaster, save an imperilled steeple chaser and reunite an exiled Russian with his wife, all with equal enterprise. Happy endings prevail after every crisis. And no number of repeat viewings can ever diminish the impact of father's return. One of the most expert tear-duct work-outs in film history, it hits the spot every time. Perhaps the lack of such a pivotal scene has kept Swallows and Amazons in the relative shade. But its gentle appeal survives with equal charm, not least in the resourcefulness of the eponymous children and the period detail. Together this pairing makes a double bill to treasure, and a piquant reminder that Disney doesn't have a complete monopoly on the rich heritage of children's cinema. On the DVD: The Railway Children and Swallows and Amazons is presented in standard 4:3 picture format, from so-so prints, and with acceptable mono soundtracks. Both films envelope the viewer in a comforting Sunday-afternoon haze. There are no extras, apart from scene indexes. --Piers Ford

  • Swallows And Amazons [DVD] [2016]Swallows And Amazons | DVD | (25/07/2016) from £5.69   |  Saving you £12.30 (216.17%)   |  RRP £17.99

    The Railway Children (1970) and Swallows and Amazons (1974) are perfect bedfellows: two classic children's novels, simply and faithfully adapted for the big screen. Together they evoke a poignant nostalgia for the periods in which they are set--Edwardian and 1920s England, respectively--and for the childhood of anyone who has grown up watching them. Sentimentality reigns, of course, but it's never cloying. The truthfulness of the juvenile performances, balanced with restrained sympathy from the adults, sees to that. Flourishing under Lionel Jeffries' delicate direction, Jenny Agutter dominates The Railway Children as the oldest daughter of a family thrown on hard times when their father is wrongly sent to prison. They avert a train disaster, save an imperilled steeple chaser and reunite an exiled Russian with his wife, all with equal enterprise. Happy endings prevail after every crisis. And no number of repeat viewings can ever diminish the impact of father's return. One of the most expert tear-duct work-outs in film history, it hits the spot every time. Perhaps the lack of such a pivotal scene has kept Swallows and Amazons in the relative shade. But its gentle appeal survives with equal charm, not least in the resourcefulness of the eponymous children and the period detail. Together this pairing makes a double bill to treasure, and a piquant reminder that Disney doesn't have a complete monopoly on the rich heritage of children's cinema. On the DVD: The Railway Children and Swallows and Amazons is presented in standard 4:3 picture format, from so-so prints, and with acceptable mono soundtracks. Both films envelope the viewer in a comforting Sunday-afternoon haze. There are no extras, apart from scene indexes. --Piers Ford

  • Classic Children's Films - Swallows and Amazons/The Railway ChildrenClassic Children's Films - Swallows and Amazons/The Railway Children | DVD | (21/08/2006) from £9.79   |  Saving you £8.20 (45.60%)   |  RRP £17.99

    The Railway Children: Three Edwardian children travel with their mother to live by a railway in Yorkshire when their father is wrongly imprisoned as a spy. Based on the novel by Edith Nesbit. (Dir. Lionel Jeffries 1971) Swallows And Amazons: Six young children experience a holiday in the Lake District during the peaceful summer of 1929.... Based on the novel by Arthur Ransome. (Dir. Claude Whatham 1974)

  • DeathlineDeathline | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.79   |  Saving you £8.20 (120.77%)   |  RRP £14.99

    When students Alex (David Ladd - A Day of Flanders) and Patricia (Sharon Gurney - Jason King) discover a dying man in their local underground station they spark off an investigation that reveals a sinister and macabre plot that even sends shivers down the spines of hardened police officers Calhoun (Donald Pleasence - Halloween You Only Live Twice) and Rogers (Norman Rossington - Saturday Night & Sunday Morning A Hard Day's Night). Prominent people it seems have be

  • Rare Chills - The Fear Makers:Shadow Of Death & Supernatural:Mrs Amworth [DVD]Rare Chills - The Fear Makers:Shadow Of Death & Supernatural:Mrs Amworth | DVD | (13/08/2018) from £7.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A Collection of Rare Spine-Chilling Tales Do you wake at night, hearing sounds under the floorboards? Are ghosts real? Or figments of your imagination? Are you brave enough to walk through a graveyard at night? Two chilling tales of terror to keep you awake at night: The Fearmakers : The Shadow of Death Shot on location at Warwick Castle, this spooky tale stars Jack Woolgar (Swallows and Amazons) as Booth and Barry Stokes (Z-Cars) as Weaver. Supernatural: Mrs. Amworth A mysterious epidemic is attacking an English village and the inhabitants are gradually being drained of their blood. Francis Urcombe becomes convinced that the disease is the work of a vampire. Starring Oscar-nominee Glynis Johns (Mary Poppins), John Phillips (Bleak House), Rex Holdsworth (Softly, Softly) and Derek Francis (Scrooge). Directed by BAFTA-nominee Alvin Rakoff.

  • Eroica [2003]Eroica | DVD | (02/05/2005) from £20.45   |  Saving you £4.54 (22.20%)   |  RRP £24.99

    By the time the first public performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) took place in Vienna in 1805 a privileged few had already heard the work at a private play-through at the Lobkowitz Palace. Nick Dear's award-winning period drama starring Ian Hart as Beethoven brings to life the momentous day that prompted Haydn to remark 'everything is different from today'.

  • Here's Harry - The Complete Surviving Episodes [DVD]Here's Harry - The Complete Surviving Episodes | DVD | (11/09/2017) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Harry Worth forged an award-winning stage and screen persona as a bumbling fusspot out of sync with a fast-changing society. After many years on the variety circuit, his first TV series, The Trouble with Harry (1960), cast him as a would-be novelist failing to make any sense of the world around him. But his second show Here's Harry (1960-65), and a writing team led by Vince Powell and Harry Driver (Love Thy Neighbour, Bless This House), went back to basics to cast an indelible mould and cement his popularity. In each episode Worth is pitted against figures of petty authority such as customs officers, railway staff, doctors, lawyers or policemen, who are increasingly exasperated by his unfathomable babbling. His amiable but bewildered persona paved the way for the equally hapless Frank Spencer (Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em), and an altogether angrier Victor Meldrew (One Foot in the Grave). Of 60 episodes broadcast, only ten from 1961 have been recovered from the BBC archives, with story lines ranging from comical attempts to book a holiday, celebrate a birthday or arrange an overdraft, to the accidental theft of a policeman's bicycle. The supporting cast includes character actors and sitcom stalwarts Gerald Anderson, Deryck Guyler, Reginald Marsh, Vi Stevens, Pat Wallworth, Leonard Williams and Jack Woolgar. Gentle, genial comedy gold from the original meddlesome muddler.

  • Stage Beauty [2004]Stage Beauty | DVD | (27/12/2004) from £5.38   |  Saving you £12.61 (234.39%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Billy Cudrup and Claire Danes step into period costume for a drama about the arrival of women on the English stage from acclaimed director Richard Eyre.

  • Stand Up Nigel Barton / Vote, Vote, Vote For Nigel BartonStand Up Nigel Barton / Vote, Vote, Vote For Nigel Barton | DVD | (26/09/2005) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A semi-autobiographical double-bill from the mind of playwright Dennis Potter; taken from the 'Wednesday Play' series of BBC films. Stand Up Nigel Barton: Nigel is very clever lad and desperately eager to succeed. He's aware of the fashionable potency of being both brilliant and working class. New glamorous experiences aren't enough maybe politics is the answer. Vote Vote Vote For Nigel Barton: After a successful Oxford education Nigel is a successful journalis

  • The Intruder: The Complete Series [DVD]The Intruder: The Complete Series | DVD | (31/12/2099) from £20.23   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Uncanny, unsettling and enigmatic, The Intruder is a mystery series originally aimed at a teenage audience, yet its theme of a disturbing loss of identity personified in the character of an isolated teenage boy makes for compelling viewing at any age. Adapted from John Rowe Townsend's multi-award-winning children's novel and produced by BAFTA winner Peter Plummer, whose credits include the highly acclaimed The Owl Service, this intriguing, atmospheric series is made available here for the first time in its entirety. It has been transferred from its original film materials specifically for this release. Arnold Haithwaite is a pilot a sand pilot. He pursues his strange and solitary profession on the sands of Cumbria, beside the Irish Sea. A sand pilot, like a sea pilot, must know his way about; he must have a strong sense of locality and identity. But now another figure haunts this strange landscape: a sinister intruder who claims to be the real Arnold Haithwaite...

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