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  • Conan the Barbarian [1981]Conan the Barbarian | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.89   |  Saving you £1.10 (22.49%)   |  RRP £5.99

    The film that launched Arnold Schwarzenegger's international career, Conan the Barbarian is still regarded by many as his finest hour. Limited to a mere handful of lines and expertly directed to play up the Nietzschean strength of the character by John Milius, the Austrian Oak has never looked more suited to a role, his muscle flexing and sword twirling apparently effortless. The extraordinarily finely detailed production design ensures that the barren Spanish countryside perfectly suits the Hyborean-era backdrop envisioned by author Robert E Howard. Whether dressed in rags or riches, Schwarzenegger and companions Subotai (Gerry Lopez) and Valeria (Sandahl Bergman) look believably born to their surroundings. Backing their own very fine performances are brilliant supporting roles from James Earl Jones as serpentine baddie Thulsa Doom and Max Von Sydow as doomed King Osric. Plot-wise the film is simply the transformation of a wild barbarian into a worldly-wise king who, via a quest for revenge, finally learns the riddle of steel. The script is highly regarded for its dazzling set-pieces (the opening village raid, the orgy of body parts) and quotable dialogue ("They shall all drown in lakes of blood"), and it comes complete with an anti-peace movement reactionary subtext for anyone who cares to look close enough. One other element deserving mention is the extraordinary score by Basil Poledouris, which inspires the film with a sense of operatic grandeur. On the DVD: Conan the Barbarian appears as a suitably mythic special edition DVD. Sadly the magnificent score can only be heard in a mono mix, but the very fine picture is presented in 2.35:1. The extras package is phenomenal, too. Several deleted scenes have been re-edited into the film, but are available to view independently as well. There's a quick split-screen special effects feature showing how the ghostly spirits were added to Conan's resurrection. "The Conan Archives" is an 11-minute slide show of drawings, costumes and advertising. Best of all is the fantastic 53-minute "Conan Unchained" documentary interviewing every conceivable contributor who all reminisce with great fondness. It's slightly better seeing Schwarzenegger and Milius than hearing them talk in their commentary, which inevitably re-tells many of the same anecdotes in between puffs of Arnie's stogies. --Paul Tonks

  • Stargate (Director's Cut)Stargate (Director's Cut) | DVD | (15/10/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A self-consciously epic sci-fi adventure of Cecil B DeMille-sized proportions, Stargate refreshes and combines several well-worn sci-fi and sword 'n' sandal genre conventions with some Erich von Daniken-style Biblical Egyptology. The directing-writing-producing team of Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin had previously collaborated on B-movies Moon 44 (1990) and Universal Soldier (1992), but handed a significantly bigger budget they were able to give their Steven Spielberg pretensions free reign here ("Indiana Jones and his Close Encounters with the Chariots of the Gods" might be a suitable subtitle). James Spader is endearingly dithery as the fish-out-of-water academic who finds himself teamed with taciturn tough guy Kurt Russell: the two excellent leads are largely responsible for imparting what depth there is to otherwise two-dimensional characters. British composer David Arnold makes his major studio debut in the grandest fashion with an outstanding score that pays suitable homage to epic film music (John Williams' CE3K and Maurice Jarre's Lawrence of Arabia in particular). It's all done with such unabashed enthusiasm that viewers will happily forgive the film's derivative elements and even overlook the high-camp theatricality of Jaye Davidson's bizarre bad guy. Despite subsequent huge box-office hits (Independence Day, Godzilla, The Patriot), Stargate remains Emmerich and Devlin's freshest, most satisfying film. On the DVD: This special edition version adds approximately seven minutes of additional footage, much of which is in the form of slightly extended scenes, but does also include an opening sequence in Ancient Egypt, a scene with Kurt Russell and the fossilised Horus guards, and Ra's bath scene. These are also collected in a bonus "Promo Reel". The anamorphic widescreen presentation of the 2.35:1 Panavision picture looks sharp and clear, although some of the additional footage is degraded; the sound is suitably spectacular 5.1 or DTS. Devlin and Emmerich provide a relaxed, chatty commentary ("We have nothing to do with the TV series"!), although you have to access this from the Set Up menu not the Special Features menu. There's a photo gallery and trailer, but sadly no "making-of" documentary. --Mark Walker

  • Conan The Barbarian [1981]Conan The Barbarian | DVD | (18/04/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Thief. Warrior. Gladiator. King. Through the history of mankind the times that are most recorded in mythology and song are those of the great deeds and fantastic adventures. Such a time was the Hyborean Age. Such a tale is the story of 'Conan The Barbarian'. Cimmeran Conan witnesses his parents' savage murder at the hands of the raiding Vanir and their master Thulsa Doom also leader of the snake-cult of Set. Fifteen years of agony first chained to the Wheel Of Pain grinding grain and then enslaved as a pit fighter forge a magnificent body and indominitable spirit. Freed miraculously one day by his owner Conan with his companions Subotai the Mongol and Valeria the Queen of Thieves sets forth upon his quest to learn the riddle of steel which his father has prophesied will confer ultimate power; and to kill the arch-villian Thulsa Doom...

  • Stargate [Blu-ray] [1994]Stargate | Blu Ray | (04/08/2008) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    It has been buried for thousands of years. A mystery. A secret. A threshold. Stargate. One man will break its code and open the door the other will lead the way. They prepared for danger they expected the unknown but they could never have imagined what they would discover. Now they must find the key to return home or remain trapped on the other side of the known universe forever. The most amazing discovery of our time is about to become the most extraordinary adventure of all time.

  • Stargate [Blu-ray] [1994]Stargate | Blu Ray | (29/03/2010) from £33.73   |  Saving you £-8.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    It has been buried for thousands of years. A mystery. A secret. A threshold. Stargate. One man will break its code and open the door the other will lead the way. They prepared for danger they expected the unknown but they could never have imagined what they would discover. Now they must find the key to return home or remain trapped on the other side of the known universe forever. The most amazing discovery of our time is about to become the most extraordinary adventure of all time. The original epic movie from director Roland Emmerich (2012 Independence Day) that spawned a galaxy of fans Stargate remains a thrilling adventure through space and time that is not to be missed. Now for the first time see and hear the movie like never before with multiple versions of the film presented in 1080p High Definition and all new 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio - and go beyond the gate with special features that capture how Stargate unlocked a massive franchise universe and became a must-see modern sci-fi classic.

  • Conan The Barbarian [Blu-ray]Conan The Barbarian | Blu Ray | (11/07/2011) from £10.49   |  Saving you £5.50 (52.43%)   |  RRP £15.99

    An action packed tale of Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria on a quest to avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his village.

  • The Mechanic [1972]The Mechanic | DVD | (03/05/2004) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Arthur Bishop (Bronson) is a mob hit man who operates in a world of his own an uncompromising world where conventional rules of morality don't apply and where one wrong move could cost him his life! He's always worked alone but as age catches up with him Bishop takes on a competent and ruthless apprentice (Jan-Michael Vincent) and teaches him everything he knows. Together they become an unmatchable team of globetrotting killers until the pupil's ruthlessness puts him on a colli

  • Dukes Of Hazzard - Season 2Dukes Of Hazzard - Season 2 | DVD | (26/09/2005) from £55.33   |  Saving you £-14.34 (N/A%)   |  RRP £40.99

    The adventures of the fast-drivin' rubber-burnin' Duke boys of Hazzard County. Welcome to Hazzard County where cousins Bo and Luke Duke (John Schneider and Tom Wopat) spend their days eluding the crooked Boss Hogg (Sorrell Booke) and his dimwit Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane (James Best). Living with their uncle Jesse (Denver Pyle) and sexy cousin Daisy (Catherine Bach) Bo and Luke somehow find themselves entangled in mess after mess in this well-loved television series. Episodes

  • Stargate [1994]Stargate | DVD | (04/08/2008) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    It has been buried for thousands of years. A mystery. A secret. A threshold. Stargate. One man will break its code and open the door the other will lead the way. They prepared for danger they expected the unknown but they could never have imagined what they would discover. Now they must find the key to return home or remain trapped on the other side of the known universe forever. The most amazing discovery of our time is about to become the most extraordinary adventure of all time.

  • Incident On A Dark StreetIncident On A Dark Street | DVD | (01/09/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

  • Conan The Barbarian  (Special Edition)  [1981]Conan The Barbarian (Special Edition) | DVD | (08/02/2006) from £6.73   |  Saving you £3.26 (32.60%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Now they will know why they are afraid of the dark. Now they learn why they fear the night. - Thulsa Doom Through the history of mankind the times that are most recorded in mythology and song are those of the great deeds and fantastic adventures. Such a time was the Hyborean Age. Such a tale is the story of Conan The Barbarian. Cimmeran Conan witnesses his parents' savage murder at the hands of the raiding Vanir and their master Thulsa Doom also leader of the snake-cult of Set. Fifteen years of agony first chained to the Wheel Of Pain grinding grain and then enslaved as a pit fighter forge a magnificent body and indominitable spirit. Freed miraculously one day by his owner Conan with his companions Subotai the Mongol and Valeria the Queen of Thieves sets forth upon his quest to learn the riddle of steel which his father has prophesied will confer ultimate power; and to kill the arch-villian Thulsa Doom.

  • The Last Samurai [1990]The Last Samurai | DVD | (16/02/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    On the pretence of a business trip Japanese multi-millionaire Yasujiro Endo journeys to the African nation of Imtazi. In reality Endo is on a personal mission - a quest to find the truth about a Samurai ancestor who disappeared in Africa two centuries ago and perhaps the true spirit of the Samurai he feels lies deep within himself. Endo's search takes him on Safari deep into the wilds of Africa led by the mercenary Johhny Congo and his girlfriend Caro. As the journey continues so it

  • The Cursed [2000]The Cursed | DVD | (05/02/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    For Terry and her family everything that can go wrong has. When her brother-in-law commits suicide it seems like the whole family curse will never spare them. Now with the bank threatening to repossess their house Terry and her husband are prepared to do almost anything to end their run of misfortune. Tempted by fate they decide to retrieve the money that was stolen and bury in a secret location near her dead brother-in-law. But with their greed lies the sinister secret

  • Stargate / Deep Star 6 / Flash GordonStargate / Deep Star 6 / Flash Gordon | DVD | (04/10/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Stargate: It has been buried for thousands of years. A mystery. A secret. A threshold. Stargate. One man will break its code and open the door the other will lead the way. They prepared for danger they expected the unknown but they could never have imagined what they would discover. Now they must find the key to return home or remain trapped on the other side of the known universe forever. The most amazing discovery of our time is about to become the most extraordinary adventure of all time. Deep Star Six: Not All Aliens Come From Space. Save Your Last Breath...To Scream. Far below the surface of the unforgiving sea the daring crew of DeepStar Six are explorers in a forbidding world of impenetrable darkness and unimaginable pressure. They have invaded the icy fathoms into which no human has ever ventured. Their mission is to establish a top secret Navy base on the ocean floor. But something's down there and the crew of DeepStar Six are about to make a startling discovery - there's no escape from the terror of the deep. Director Sean Cunningham has created a new horror that will plunge you into the depths of fear. Better hold your last breath...to scream! Flash Gordon: Ming the Merciless Emperor of planet Mongo has begun his plan of destruction for planet Earth. Zarkov a mad scientist detects the signs of an intergalactic assault and forces Flash Gordon star football player and the beautiful Dale Arden to board his rocket and save the human race from the evil Emperor. Can Flash save the universe?

  • ParasiteParasite | DVD | (06/07/1999) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

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