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  • Charlie ChanCharlie Chan | DVD | (01/11/2004) from £9.98   |  Saving you £2.25 (32.19%)   |  RRP £9.24

    Though the Charlie Chan film franchise has earned brickbats for its casting of Caucasian actors as the Asian sleuth, the movies have retained popularity among aficionados of '40s-era B-crime pictures, and the six-disc Charlie Chan Chanthology, all featuring Sidney Toler as Chan, should please that crowd. The Missouri-born Toler starred in 11 Chan pictures for Fox before purchasing the rights to the character from creator Earl Derr Biggers's widow and bringing it to budget studio Monogram, where he starred in 11 more Chans before his death in 1947 (Roland Winters replaced him in six more features until 1949). At Monogram, Chan became a Secret Service Agent (a move calculated to cut down on exotic locations and sets), and comedy was integrated into the plots via Mantan Moreland's chauffeur Birmingham Brown; Benson Fong also joined the cast as Number Three Son Tommy, with occasional appearances by daughter Frances (Frances Chan) and son Eddie (Edwin Luke, brother of Keye Luke, who played Number One Son Lee in the Fox Chans). Other than that, the six films collected here (the first six Chans for Monogram, and all but five directed by Phil Rosen) are largely indistinguishable from one another save for the murder victims and their demises. In The Secret Service, Chan investigates the death of a wartime inventor; a San Francisco socialite expires in The Chinese Cat; daughter Frances is involved in the murder of a psychic in Meeting at Midnight (a.k.a. Black Magic); another government scientist is killed in The Jade Mask, and death by remote control is the focus of The Scarlet Clue. Director Phil Karlson (Kansas City Confidential) adds some noirish atmosphere to The Shanghai Cobra, which has bank employees dying from apparent snakebites. Dated and controversial as they may be, the Chan films are engaging diversions for vintage mystery fans. No extras are featured in the set. --Paul Gaita

  • Second Chorus [1940]Second Chorus | DVD | (05/03/2001) from £9.62   |  Saving you £6.36 (95.93%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Trumpet players Danny (Fred Astaire) and Hank (Burgess Meredith) have been avoiding graduation for seven years so that they can continue playing with their college band. They hire pretty Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard) as the band's agent and as she quickly increases their earning power the boys find themselves with flourishing musical careers. Ellen is one day hired as Artie Shaw's band manager and makes plans for Danny and Hank to audition for Shaw. Both however are keen rival

  • As Time Goes By Series 1 & 2 [1992]As Time Goes By Series 1 & 2 | DVD | (17/03/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Long ago Lionel a dashing young British Army officer met Jean a lovely student nurse and fell deeply in love. When Lionel was shipped off to fight in the Korean war the two lost touch. Now they meet again and slowly begin to rekindle their romance. Episode titles: Series 1: 1. You Must Remember This 2. Getting To Know You - Again 3. The Copper Kettle 4. Surprise Surprise 5. Relationships 6. The Picnic Series 2: 1. White Hunter 2. A Weekend Away 3. Visiting Rocky 4. Why? 5. Misunderstandings 6. The Cruise 7. The Book Signing

  • To Save The Children [1994]To Save The Children | DVD | (25/09/2000) from £17.97   |  Saving you £-14.98 (-501.00%)   |  RRP £2.99

    A maniac wired to a bomb. His hostages: 154 totally innocent children... Cokeville Wyoming. A small peaceful town. And the perfect place for a maniac to put his evil plot into action. David Young is planning 'The Big One': a scheme to create his own bizarre 'brave new world' - and to make himself fabulously wealthy - by kidnapping every child in Cokeville Elementary School and holding them to ransom. And he's got an ace up his sleeve: a bomb wired to explode if anyone dares to attack or shoot him. With 154 hostages inside the school and the emergency services helpless outside it seems that Young cannot lose...

  • Royal Wedding / Second ChorusRoyal Wedding / Second Chorus | DVD | (08/05/2006) from £5.38   |  Saving you £-0.39 (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Royal Wedding (Dir. Stanley Donen 1951): Brother and sister dance act Tom and Ellen Bowen finish an engagement in New York and journey to London at around the same time as a Royal wedding. On board the cruise ship Ellen meets and falls in love with Lord John Brindale with the result she pays less attention to her dancing. Upon arrival in London Tom auditions for a new partner and meets Anne Ashmond but romance starts to threaten the act... Second Chorus (Dir. H.C. Potte

  • 3 Classic Musicals Of The Silver Screen - Vol. 1 - Second Chorus / The Duke Is Tops / Private Buckaroo3 Classic Musicals Of The Silver Screen - Vol. 1 - Second Chorus / The Duke Is Tops / Private Buckaroo | DVD | (07/03/2005) from £4.03   |  Saving you £0.96 (19.20%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Second Chorus: Trumpet players Danny (Fred Astaire) and Hank (Burgess Meredith) have been avoiding graduation for seven years so that they can continue playing with their college band. They hire pretty Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard) as the band's agent and as she quickly increases their earning power the boys find themselves with flourishing musical careers. Ellen is one day hired as Artie Shaw's band manager and makes plans for Danny and Hank to audition for Shaw. Both ho

  • Last Gasp [1995]Last Gasp | DVD | (25/04/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £1.99

    Available for the first time on DVD! Pray you never hear the last gasp! A wealthy real estate developer Leslie Chase runs a wild native tribe the Totec off their sacred land-and murders their chieftain. The dying chieftain breathes his last gasp into Chase's mouth. This last breath actually contains a curse in which Chase inherits a bloodthirsty need to kill humans and eat their flesh. After years of being tormented by these irresistible urges serial murderer Chase is pursued by a private investigator who was hired by the wife of one of her victims to locate her missing husband.

  • Black Dragons [DVD]Black Dragons | DVD | (04/08/2014) from £9.43   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Devil Bat, The / The Corpse Vanishes [1941]Devil Bat, The / The Corpse Vanishes | DVD | (16/05/2005) from £13.86   |  Saving you £3.13 (18.40%)   |  RRP £16.99

    In the Forties the studios of Hollywood's Poverty Row used Bela Lugosi to lure audience into theatres. The dark promise of Lugosi's name never ceased to pack them in.Lugosi made nine pictures for Sam Katzman and Monogram. The Corpse Vanishes (1942) might be the best. Bela's a scientist (aided by a sinister dwarf) who used the bodily fluids of virgin brides in his attempts to keep his ancient wife alive. This is just one of many many films Wallace Fox directed for Monogra

  • The Corpse Vanishes [1942]The Corpse Vanishes | DVD | (07/07/2003) from £7.99   |  Saving you £2.00 (20.00%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Bela Lugosi plays a botanist who sends orchids to blushing brides on their wedding days. But they are not around to enjoy the reception as Bela kidnaps them to use their glandular fluids to rejuvinate his wife...

  • The Corpse Vanishes [1942]The Corpse Vanishes | DVD | (14/07/2003) from £9.98   |  Saving you £3.01 (23.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Bela Lugosi plays a botanist who sends orchids to blushing brides on their wedding days. But they are not around to enjoy the reception as Bela kidnaps them to use their glandular fluids to rejuvinate his wife...

  • Second Chorus [1940]Second Chorus | DVD | (17/11/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £11.99

    Trumpet players Danny (Fred Astaire) and Hank (Burgess Meredith) have been avoiding graduation for seven years so that they can continue playing with their college band. They hire pretty Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard) as the band's agent and as she quickly increases their earning power the boys find themselves with flourishing musical careers. Ellen is one day hired as Artie Shaw's band manager and makes plans for Danny and Hank to audition for Shaw. Both however are keen rivals for Ellen's hand and the tension between them sees them attempting to foil eachother's chances as they audition for Shaw.

  • Bela LugosiBela Lugosi | DVD | (06/02/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    This box set features a collection of films featuring Bela Lugosi; the man who defined the early Hollywood image of Count Dracula. Films comprise: 1. Invisible Ghost (Dir. Joseph H. Lewis 1941) 2. Scared To Death (Dir. Christy Cabanne 1947) 3. White Zombie (Dir. Victor Halperin 1932) 4. The Corpse Vanishes (Dir. Wallace Fox 1942) 5. Bride Of The Monster (Dir. Edward D. Wood Jr. 1955) 6. The Ape Man (Dir. William Beaudine 1943) 7. Spooks Run Wild (Dir. Phil Rosen 1941) 8

  • Bela LugosiBela Lugosi | DVD | (06/03/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    3 more films starring the personification of Hollywood's Dracula Bela Lugosi. Spooks Run Wild (1941): The East Side Kids get a chance to sample the other side of life when they are sent to the country to learn how to live beyond the streets. When they arrive at the house in which they are due to stay they find out that it is haunted! The Devil Bat (1940): Evil Dr. Carruthers (Lugosi) feels bitter at being betrayed by his employers Heath and Morton when they became rich as a result of a product he devised. He gains revenge by electrically enlarging bats and sending them out to kill his employers' family members... Black Dragons (1942): A cabal of American industrialists all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort are methodically murdered by the malevolent Monsieur Colomb. It is only until detective Dick Martin is assigned to the case that everyone's true motives and identities are revealed...

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