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  • The Importance of Being Earnest [DVD]The Importance of Being Earnest | DVD | (05/09/2016) from £6.39   |  Saving you £3.60 (56.34%)   |  RRP £9.99

    If you're looking for the definitive example of dry wit, look no further than this 1952 version of The Importance of Being Earnest. Of course, it helps to have Oscar Wilde's beloved play as source material, but this exquisite adaptation has a charmed life of its own, with a perfectly matched director and a once-in-a-lifetime cast. Mix these ingredients with Wilde's inimitable repartee, and you've got a comedic soufflé that's cooked to perfection. Opening with a proscenium nod to its theatrical origins, the film turns Wilde's comedy of clever deception and mixed identities into a cinematic treat, and while the 10-member cast is uniformly superb, special credit must be given to Dame Edith Evans, reprising her stage role as the imperiously stuffy Lady Bracknell. To hear her Wilde-ly hilarious inflections and elongated syllables is to witness British comedy in its purest form. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Father Brown [DVD] [1954]Father Brown | DVD | (02/03/2009) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Alec Guinness stars as G.K. Chestertons legendary detective Father Brown in this splendid comedy thriller directed by Robert Hamer (Kind Hearts and Coronets). When Father Brown hears that Flambeau (Peter Finch), an international art thief, is planning to steal a priceless cross once owned by Saint Augustine during its transportation to Rome, he is delighted at the opportunity to match wits with a criminal of such repute. However, Flabeau outwits Father Brown on their first encounter deep in the catacombs of Paris and vanishes with the relic. Now, the amateur sleuth must somehow lure the master criminal out of hiding, recover the cross and sace Flambeaus immortal soul into the bargain... Based on the first Father Brown story, The Blue Cross, and boasting a superb supporting cast including Joan Greenwood, Bernard Lee and Sidney James, Father Brown is a true British film classic

  • Whisky Galore - Digitally Remastered (80 Years of Ealing) [Blu-ray]Whisky Galore - Digitally Remastered (80 Years of Ealing) | Blu Ray | (08/08/2011) from £12.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (81.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Whisky Galore! ranks among the most popular and best-loved of Ealing Studio's comedies included on the British Film Institute's list of the 100 Best British films of the 20th Century . When a ship carrying 50 000 cases of whisky runs aground the inhabitants of a Scottish island cannot resist the temptation to replenish their depleted supplies. Only an English Home Guard captain brilliantly played by Basil Greenwood stands in their way. The first film from Ealing stalwart Alexander Mackendrick who went on to direct The Ladykillers and The Man In The White Suit Whisky Galore! is an 100% proof comedy classic now digitally restored and remastered to its former glory.

  • Mysterious Island (Standard Edition) [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Mysterious Island (Standard Edition) | Blu Ray | (18/11/2019) from £14.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    From director Cy Endfield (Zulu) and special effects legend Ray Harryhausen (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts), and starring Herbert Lom (A Shot in the Dark) as Captain Nemo, Mysterious Island is an enchanting Jules Verne adaptation, taking audiences from the top of the sky to the bottom of the sea. Extras Indicator Standard Edition Special Features: 2K restoration from the original negative Original mono audio Alternative 5.1 surround sound track Audio commentary with Ray Harryhausen and film historian Tony Dalton Audio commentary with film experts Randall William Cook, C Courtney Joyner and Steven C Smith Introduction by Ray Harryhausen (2002, 1 min) Ray Harryhausen on ˜Mysterious Island' (2002, 9 mins) Michael Craig on ˜Mysterious Island' (2017, 4 mins): the actor shares his memories of working on the film Ray Andrew on ˜Mysterious Island' (2017, 3 mins): the original clapper loader recalls his time working with Harryhausen Kim Newman on ˜Mysterious Island' (2017, 21 mins): a new appreciation by the author and genre-film expert Mysterious Magic (2017, 10 mins): renowned visual effects animator Hal Hickel discusses the influence of Harryhausen Islands of Mystery (1964, 6 mins): vintage documentary exploring the film and its connections to the history of real islands Super 8 version (19 mins): original cut-down home cinema presentation Isolated score: experience Bernard Herrmann's original soundtrack music Back to Mysterious Island: pages from the comic book inspired by the film Original trailers and TV spots Image gallery: an extensive collection of promotional stills, lobby cards and poster designs New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of-hearing

  • Whisky Galore - Digitally Remastered (80 Years of Ealing) [DVD]Whisky Galore - Digitally Remastered (80 Years of Ealing) | DVD | (08/08/2011) from £9.79   |  Saving you £6.20 (38.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Whisky Galore! ranks among the most popular and best-loved of Ealing Studio’s comedies, included on the British Film Institute’s list of the 100 Best British films of the 20th Century. When a ship carrying 50,000 cases of whisky runs aground, the inhabitants of a Scottish island cannot resist the temptation to replenish their depleted supplies. Only an English Home Guard captain, brilliantly played by Basil Greenwood, stands in their way. The first film from Ealing stalwart Alexander Mackendrick, who went on to direct The Ladykillers and The Man In The White Suit, Whisky Galore! is a 100% proof comedy classic, now digitally restored and remastered to its former glory.

  • Kind Hearts And Coronets [1949]Kind Hearts And Coronets | DVD | (21/06/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Set in Victorian England, Robert Hamer's 1949 masterpiece Kind Hearts and Coronets remains the most gracefully mordant of Ealing Comedies. Dennis Price plays Louis D'Ascoyne, the would-be Duke of Chalfont whose Mother was spurned by her noble family for marrying an Italian singer for love. Louis resolves to murder the several of his relatives ahead of him in line for the Dukedom, all of whom are played by Alec Guinness, in order to avenge his Mother--for, as Louis observes, " revenge is a dish which people of taste prefer to eat cold". He gets away with it, only to be arraigned for the one murder of which he is innocent. Guinness' virtuoso performances have been justly celebrated, ranging as they do from a youthful D'Ascoyne concealing his enthusiasm for public houses from his priggish wife ("she has views on such places") to a brace of doomed uncles and one aunt, ranging from the doddery to the peppery. Miles Malleson is a splendid doggerel-spouting hangman, while Valerie Hobson and Joan Greenwood take advantage of unusually strong female roles. But the great joy of Kind Hearts and Coronets is the way in which its appallingly black subject matter (considered beyond the pale by many critics at the time) is conveyed in such elegantly ironic turns of phrase by Dennis Price's narrator/anti-hero. Serial murder has never been conducted with such exquisite manners and discreet charm. --David Stubbs

  • The Importance of Being Earnest [Blu-ray]The Importance of Being Earnest | Blu Ray | (05/09/2016) from £7.39   |  Saving you £7.60 (50.70%)   |  RRP £14.99

    If you're looking for the definitive example of dry wit, look no further than this 1952 version of The Importance of Being Earnest. Of course, it helps to have Oscar Wilde's beloved play as source material, but this exquisite adaptation has a charmed life of its own, with a perfectly matched director and a once-in-a-lifetime cast. Mix these ingredients with Wilde's inimitable repartee, and you've got a comedic soufflé that's cooked to perfection. Opening with a proscenium nod to its theatrical origins, the film turns Wilde's comedy of clever deception and mixed identities into a cinematic treat, and while the 10-member cast is uniformly superb, special credit must be given to Dame Edith Evans, reprising her stage role as the imperiously stuffy Lady Bracknell. To hear her Wilde-ly hilarious inflections and elongated syllables is to witness British comedy in its purest form. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • The Man In The White Suit [DVD] [1951]The Man In The White Suit | DVD | (19/11/2012) from £8.98   |  Saving you £7.01 (43.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the birth of one of Ealing's greatest directors, Alexander Mackendrick, StudioCanal are releasing the restored version of the DVD and the first ever Blu-Ray of The Man In The White Suit starring Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker. Ealing Studios' output from the 1940s and 1950s helped define what was arguably the golden age for British cinema. It fostered great directors such as Alexander Mackendrick and Robert Hamer, while giving stars such as Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers the chance to shine. Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness), a humble inventor, develops a fabric which never gets dirty or wears out. This would seem to be a boon for mankind, but the established garment manufacturers don't see it that way; they try to suppress it. Nevertheless, Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing the clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures. Special Features: Exclusive 'Revisiting The Man In The White Suit' Featurette Stills Gallery Restoration Comparison Trailer

  • Ealing Studios Boxset 3Ealing Studios Boxset 3 | DVD | (16/10/2006) from £6.99   |  Saving you £23.00 (76.70%)   |  RRP £29.99

    A box set of classic film gems from Ealing studios Includes: 1. The Ladykillers (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1955) 2. The Man in The White Suit (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1951) 3. The Magnet (Dir. Charles Frend 1950) 4. Scott of The Antarctic (Dir. Charles Frend 1948)

  • John Mills - Centenary CollectionJohn Mills - Centenary Collection | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £21.69   |  Saving you £28.30 (56.60%)   |  RRP £49.99

    Set Comprises: Great Expectations: One of the great translations of literature into film David Lean brings Dickens' masterpiece to robust on-screen life. Pip Magwitch Miss Havisham and Estella populate Lean's magnificent miniature beautifully photographed by Guy Green and designed by John Bryan. The October Man: He was Suspect Number One...while the real killer stalked the streets. Morning Departure: While hunting German shipping the Royal Navy submarine Trojan accidentally strikes an electronically-operated mine - and the race begins to save the lives of the crew of the stricken vessel. Rocked by a tremendous explosion the Trojan plunges to the sea bed. As time - and air - starts to run out the captain gathers together the survivors. A lucky few can escape immediately through emergency hatches - but the others will have to remain trapped in the dying submarine and hope that rescuers will arrive before it is too late. Those left behind must battle with terrifying fear and claustrophobia in the stricken disintegrating hulk far beneath the sea while rescuers begin a last-ditch attempt to raise the submarine to the surface. The rescue is difficult and fraught with danger at the best of times - but a storm of unprecedented ferocity is brewing which threatens to end all hope of rescue. This nail-biting and suspenseful thriller boasts a truly distinguished cast including John Mills Richard Attenborough and Nigel Patrick. Waterloo Road: As World War Two rages Jim Colter (John Mills) finds himself called up to serve in the army - but he's soon to find himself at war on two fronts. While he's away his lovely wife Tillie (Joy Shelton) attracts the amorous attention of Ted Purvis (Stewart Granger) a vicious local spiv and self-acclaimed ladies man. When Jim's sister writes informing him of what is happening Jim decides that the Nazis can wait and that an even more insidious enemy needs to be dealt with first. He breaks out of camp goes AWOL and sets off to find his wife. With the military hot on his tail Jim must make his way through war torn London to settle things once and for all. In Which We Serve: The story of the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Torrin and those that serve in her. In the Battle of Crete she is dive-bombed while streaming at thirty knots and goes down fighting. We see through the memories of her survivors the ordeals achievements and gallantry of HMS Torrin from her commissioning until she sinks in her last battle.

  • The Man In The White Suit (Blu-ray + DVD) [1951]The Man In The White Suit (Blu-ray + DVD) | Blu Ray | (19/11/2012) from £12.88   |  Saving you £10.10 (102.12%)   |  RRP £19.99

    In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the birth of one of Ealing's greatest directors, Alexander Mackendrick, StudioCanal are releasing the restored version of the DVD and the first ever Blu-Ray of The Man In The White Suit starring Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker. Ealing Studios' output from the 1940s and 1950s helped define what was arguably the golden age for British cinema. It fostered great directors such as Alexander Mackendrick and Robert Hamer, while giving stars such as Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers the chance to shine. Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness), a humble inventor, develops a fabric which never gets dirty or wears out. This would seem to be a boon for mankind, but the established garment manufacturers don't see it that way; they try to suppress it. Nevertheless, Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing the clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures. Special Features: Exclusive 'Revisiting The Man In The White Suit' Featurette Stills Gallery Restoration Comparison Trailer

  • Shadows - The Complete Third Series [DVD]Shadows - The Complete Third Series | DVD | (03/10/2011) from £7.98   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Atmospheric, superbly scripted and filled with the unexpected, this remarkable anthology series offers spine-tingling psychological and supernatural tales for younger viewers. Strongly remembered to this day, Shadows is one of the quintessential children's drama series of the 1970s.Producer Pamela Lonsdale - renowned for many landmark children's series - assembled an outstanding team of writers for this third series, including Fay Weldon and Joan Aiken, and Liverpool Poet Brian Patten; performers include Joan Greenwood, Clive Swift, Bryan Pringle, Ronald Hines and June Brown.This series also includes The Boy Merlin - the screenplay which was developed into the memorable children's series of 1979.

  • The Water Babies - Digitally Remastered [DVD]The Water Babies - Digitally Remastered | DVD | (21/03/2016) from £9.49   |  Saving you £3.50 (36.88%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A star-studded, who's who of British cinema features in this delightful tale of a young street urchin, Tom (Tommy Pender) who unwittingly helps petty crooks (James Mason and Bernard Cribbins) rob a rich country house. As Tom escapes the police by jumping into a lake, he is transported to an underwater cartoon-world where he has to help others fi nd safety in order to redeem himself and return home. Also features Billie Whitelaw, Joan Greenwood, David Tomlinson and the voices of Jon Pertwee, Lance Percival and David Jason.

  • Ealing Comedy DVD Collection - The Ladykillers/Kind Hearts and Coronets/The Lavender Hill Mob/The Man in the White Suit [1955]Ealing Comedy DVD Collection - The Ladykillers/Kind Hearts and Coronets/The Lavender Hill Mob/The Man in the White Suit | DVD | (02/09/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Four of the British film industry's best-loved comedies in one box set makes The Ealing Comedy Collection absolutely essential for anyone who has any passion at all for movies. The set contains Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), The Man in the White Suit (1951) and The Ladykillers (1955). Ealing's greatest comedies captured the essence of post-war Britain, both in their evocation of a land once blighted by war but now rising doggedly and optimistically again from the ashes, and in their mordant yet graceful humour. They portray a country with an antiquated class system whose crumbling conventions are being undermined by a new spirit of individual opportunism. In the delightfully wicked Kind Hearts and Coronets, a serial killer politely murders his way into the peerage; in The Lavender Hill Mob a put-upon bank clerk schemes to rob his employers; The Man in the White Suit is a harshly satirical depiction of idealism crushed by the status quo; while The Ladykillers mocks both the criminals and the authorities with its unlikely octogenarian heroine Mrs "lop-sided" Wilberforce. Many factors contribute to the success of these films--including fine music scores from composers such as Benjamin Frankel (Man in the White Suit) and Tristram Cary (The Ladykillers); positively symphonic sound effects (White Suit); marvellously evocative locations (the environs of King's Cross in Ladykillers, for example); and writing that always displays Ealing's unique perspective on British social mores ("All the exuberance of Chaucer without, happily, any of the concomitant crudities of his period")--yet arguably their greatest asset is Alec Guinness, whose multifaceted performances are the keystone upon which Ealing built its biting, often macabre, yet always elegant comedy. On the DVD: The Ealing Comedy Collection presents the four discs in a fold-out package with postcards of the original poster artwork for each. Aside from theatrical trailers on each disc there are no extra features, which is a pity given the importance of these films. The Ladykillers is in muted Technicolor and presented in 1.66:1 ratio, the three earlier films are all black and white 1.33:1. Sound is perfectly adequate mono throughout. --Mark Walker

  • Tom Jones (2-disc Blu-ray set)Tom Jones (2-disc Blu-ray set) | Blu Ray | (20/08/2018) from £9.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Director (Tony Richardson), Best Adapted Screenplay (John Osbourne) and Best Picture, this raucous and innovative adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic novel is directed with a real sense of adventure. John Osbourne captures the spirit of the novel in his sophisticated screenplay and Albert Finney gives a dashing Oscar® nominated performance as the much sought-after Tom Jones, enjoying marvellous support from Joan Greenwood as Lady Bellaston and Susannah York as the wellborn Sophie Western. The BFI is proud to showcase the new 4K digital restorations of not just the theatrical cut but of Tony Richardson's preferred 1989 director's cut, both of which were supervised by director of photography Walter Lassally. Special features: Features both the director's cut (1989) and theatrical versions of the film The Guardian Interview: Albert Finney (1982, 35 mins audio only) Vanessa Redgrave on Tony Richardson (2017, 10mins): Vanessa Redgrave discusses Tony Richardson's career in this short interview by the Criterion Collection USSR Today: Meeting to Mark the 200th Anniversary of Henry Fielding (1954, 1 min) George Devine Memorial Play: Luther (Peter Whitehead, 1966, 7 mins) Walter Lassally on Tom Jones (2017, 25 mins): the Oscar® winning cinematographer discusses Tom Jones Stills galleries Original trailers Fully illustrated booklet with writing on the film and full film credits

  • Mysterious Island [1961]Mysterious Island | DVD | (02/12/2002) from £2.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (334.45%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Notable neither for its director nor its stars, Mysterious Island has been given the widescreen DVD treatment rather because of its special-effects man, the legendary Ray Harryhausen. And though his input here is minimal compared with other movies, his stop-motion contributions add zest to a cracking good yarn. A gang of American Civil War soldiers hijack a hot-air balloon and escape from the frying-pan of a military prison to the fire of a deserted tropical island. When a couple of English girls are washed ashore and a legendary nautical figure resurfaces, the scene is set for a ripping survival adventure, taking in weighty theories of political democracy, equality and cowardice, and still managing to add a healthy dollop of stirring music, dodgy accents, old-fashioned sexism, pirates, giant bees, a giant crab and a fearsome, err, giant chicken. Harryhausen's eighth feature contains all the elements that make his movies great, and the pacey script, based on the Jules Verne novel, has you gripped from the off. One of his more modern-feeling early films, the colour film stock, the exotic settings and wider stable of stars (black and English actors feature alongside a pre-Clouseau Herbert Lom) move it forward an era from his dated black-and-white schlock-fests. Gripping, erudite and easily on a par with the more well-known Sinbad and Argonauts movies, this is one to be marooned with. On the DVD: Mysterious Island's colour picture is bright, clean and crisp in this anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen transfer, and the Dolby digital mono soundtrack is clear enough. The theatrical trailer will please the kitsch fans, as will the featurette "This Is Dynamation" produced at the same time as the first Sinbad movie. The real corker here though is the generously lengthy documentary "The Harryhausen Chronicles". Narrated by Leonard Nimoy, it features a stellar cast of devotees (George Lucas among them) waxing lyrical about the influence of Harryhausen's films, and allows the man himself to ramble fascinatingly over clips of his filmic canon. If you're a fan, it's Harryhausen heaven. --Paul Eisinger

  • Kind Hearts And Coronets [DVD] [1949]Kind Hearts And Coronets | DVD | (05/09/2011) from £9.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (100.13%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Set in the stately Edwardian era Kind Hearts And Coronets is black comedy at is best with the most articulate and literate of all Ealing screenplays. Sir Alec Guinness gives a virtuoso performance in his Ealing comedy debut playing all eight victims standing between a mass-murderer and his family fortune. Considered by some to be Ealing's most perfect achievement of all the Ealing films.

  • The Definitive Ealing Studios CollectionThe Definitive Ealing Studios Collection | DVD | (16/10/2006) from £159.28   |  Saving you £-119.28 (N/A%)   |  RRP £40.00

    A box set featuring 16 of the finest efforts from the house of Ealing. 1. Champagne Charlie (Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti 1944) 2. Dead of Night (Dirs. Alberto Cavalcanti & Charles Crichton 1945) 3. Hue & Cry (Dir. Charles Crichton 1947) 4. It Always Rains on Sunday (Dir. Robert Hamer 1947) 5. Kind Hearts and Coronets (Dir. Robert Hamer 1949) 6. The Ladykillers (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1955) 7. The Lavender Hill Mob (Dir. Charles Crichton 1951) 8. The Maggie (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1954) 9. The Magnet (Dir. Charles Frend 1950) 10. The Man in The White Suit (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1951) 11. Nicholas Nickelby (Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti 1947) 12. Passport To Pimlico (Dir. Henry Cornelius 1949) 13. Scott of The Antarctic (Dir. Charles Frend 1948) 14. The Titfield Thunderbolt (Dir. Charles Crichton 1953) 15. Went The Day Well? (Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti 1942) 16. Whisky Galore (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1949)

  • Girls On Top - The Complete SeriesGirls On Top - The Complete Series | DVD | (22/01/2007) from £7.10   |  Saving you £15.89 (69.10%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Begin with a Fem-Libber an American heiress a not-so-quick school chum and an incorrigible flirt. Add an eccentric romance novelist and a parade of gentlemen callers. Toss in a dash of lunacy and you get the Girls On Top! Meet Amanda Ripley (Dawn French) Shelley DuPont (Ruby Wax) Candice Valentine (Tracey Ullman) and Jennifer Marsh (Jennifer Saunders) the unlikely roommates who share an apartment under the watchful eye of landlord Lady Carlton (Joan Greenwood). Whether it is a mysterious death a singing tadpole or nuclear war these girls find trouble at every turn. This release features the complete first and second series.

  • The Amorous Prawn [DVD]The Amorous Prawn | DVD | (08/02/2016) from £6.39   |  Saving you £3.60 (36.00%)   |  RRP £9.99

    With a cast featuring British film icons Dennis Price, Ian Carmichael and Cecil Parker, screenplay and direction by Anthony Kimmins and a score by legendary composer John Barry, The Amorous Prawn is a stellar feature in every respect. Starring Joan Greenwood as a general's wife whose moneyspinning manoeuvre causes ructions in their Highlands HQ, this entertainingly boisterous comedy adapting Kimmins' long-running West-End stage hit is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.When General Fitzadam receives his final posting in the remote Scottish Highlands, his wife decides to turn their residence into a hotel for wealthy Americans. Unfortunately Lady Fitzadam declines to brief the General on 'Operation Lolly' an attempt to raise the cash needed to buy their dream cottage and smouldering confusion explodes into a full-scale riot when he makes an unexpected return to find amorous advances among the flower beds, suspicious shenanigans in the greenhouse and blatant bribery on the salmon lake!SPECIAL FEATURE:Image GalleryOriginal Promotional Material PDFs

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