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  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Special Edition) [1988]Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Special Edition) | DVD | (08/09/2003) from £6.45   |  Saving you £9.54 (147.91%)   |  RRP £15.99

    This zany, eye-popping, knee-slapping landmark in combining animation with live-action ingeniously makes that uneasy combination itself (and the history of Hollywood) its subject. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is based on classic Los Angeles private-eye movies (and, specifically, Chinatown), with detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) investigating a case involving adultery, blackmail, murder, and a fiendish plot to replace LA's once-famous Red Car public transportation system with the automobiles and freeways that would later make it the nation's smog capital. Of course, his sleuthing takes him back to the place he dreads: Toontown, the ghetto for cartoons that abuts Hollywood and that was the site of a tragic incident in Eddie's past. In addition to intermingling cartoon characters with live actors and locations, Roger Rabbit also brings together the greatest array of cartoon stars in the history of motion pictures, from a variety of studios (Disney, Warner Bros, MGM, Fleischer, Universal, and elsewhere): Betty Boop, Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Woody Woodpecker, Droopy Dog, and more! And, of course, there's Maroon Cartoon's greatest star, Roger Rabbit (voice by Charles Fleischer), who suspects his ultra-curvaceous wife, Jessica Rabbit (voice by Kathleen Turner: "I'm not bad; I'm just drawn that way"), of infidelity. Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, Contact), not since the early Looney Tunes' "You Oughtta Be in Pictures" has there been anything like Roger Rabbit. --Jim Emerson

  • Shivers [Blu-ray]Shivers | Blu Ray | (17/07/2017) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    BEING TERRIFIED IS JUST THE BEGINNING... Initially reviled in its native land (some critics took exception to the fact the film was largely funded by the Canadian taxpayer), Shivers is an intensely claustrophobic, subversive masterpiece and an essential entry in the oeuvre of one of the horror genre s most gifted auteurs. Some 40 years after its release, it still retains its power to shock. Starliner Island is an idyllic community. Cut off from the rest of the world, the luxury apartment block affords its occupants the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. But this isolation is to prove fatal when a new breed of parasite a combination of aphrodisiac and venereal disease which arouses sexual aggression in its hosts is let loose in the building, resulting in an orgy terror and mayhem. Known under a host of alternate titles such as The Parasite Murdersand They Came From Within!, Shivers is the startling debut full-length feature from director David Cronenberg which anticipates the body-horror concerns of his later films such as The Fly and Videodrome.

  • Rabid [1977]Rabid | DVD | (06/01/2003) from £17.86   |  Saving you £-12.88 (N/A%)   |  RRP £1.99

    One of David Cronenberg's most successful early films, Rabid features porn star Marilyn Chambers as a woman who becomes infected with a virus after an operation. As result she grows a kind of phallus with which she penetrates her victims as she sucks their blood and thus the disease spreads rapidly. The film displays all Cronenberg's usual horrified fascination with the human body and its sexual function. Looking back, it can be read as a kind of parable about AIDS, but it works perfectly well as an effective low-budget shocker. On the DVD: the widescreen image on the DVD is acceptable quality, as is the sound. The fairly routine extras consist of excerpts from a TV interview with Cronenberg, lasting about 10 minutes; a collection of stills from the film; some written notes by horror expert Kim Newman that give useful background, though in part reproduce what is said in the interview; full filmographies for Cronenberg and the three principal performers, including a long list of Chambers' porn credits. --Ed Buscombe

  • Shivers Steelbook [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray]Shivers Steelbook | Blu Ray | (13/10/2014) from £24.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Being Terrified Is Just The Beginning... Initially reviled in its native land (some critics took exception to the fact the film was largely funded by the Canadian taxpayer) Shivers is an intensely claustrophobic subversive masterpiece and an essential entry in the oeuvre of one of the horror genre's most gifted auteurs. Some 40 years after its release it still retains its power to shock. Starliner Island is an idyllic community. Cut off from the rest of the world the luxury apartment block affords its occupants the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. But this isolation is to prove fatal when a new breed of parasite - a combination of aphrodisiac and venereal disease which arouses sexual aggression in its hosts - is let loose in the building resulting in an orgy terror and mayhem. Known under a host of alternate titles such as The Parasite Murdersand They Came From Within! Shivers is the startling debut full-length feature from director David Cronenberg which anticipates the body-horror concerns of his later films such as The Fly and Videodrome. Special Features: High definition digital transfer Newly created and exclusive content Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork to be revealed! Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film and more!

  • Shivers [1975]Shivers | DVD | (06/01/2003) from £11.76   |  Saving you £-6.78 (N/A%)   |  RRP £1.99

    If this picture doesn't make you scream and squirm, you should see a psychiatrist--quick!" shouts the film's trailer. This time the hyperbole is right. Shivers, David Croneberg's debut feature and Canada's first domestic horror film, is an ingeniously engineered modern horror that, like George Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968), charts a social breakdown by tearing through our most intrinsic taboos. A genetically engineered designer parasite--part-aphrodisiac, part-venereal disease--created by a modern day mad scientist escapes into a colourless, self-contained apartment complex and goes searching for hosts. This monstrous parasite multiplies and invades the alienated occupants, turning them into a pack of Id-driven sex maniacs. Cronenberg's suffocating vision of modern life turns his budgetary limitations--dreary, bland sets, flat lighting and numb performances--into a severe portrait of society out of touch with its physical and emotional existence. Cronenberg pushed the boundaries of gore in 1974, but more insidious is the way he pushes the boundaries of behaviour: under the influence of this insidious, invasive disease families turn to incest and murder, strangers sexually assault the helpless and finally they band together as a pack of bloodthirsty, libido-driven animals. That taboo-breaking display still has the power to get under your skin. The film has also been released under the titles The Parasite Murders and They Came From Within. Cult horror icon Barbara Steele co-stars. --Sean Axmaker

  • Rabid [Blu-ray]Rabid | Blu Ray | (25/05/2020) from £14.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    101 Films presents Rabid (1977), an enduringly tense and gruesome horror that marked a landmark in David Cronenberg s early career. Title 009 on 101 Films Black Label, this double Blu-ray is stacked with extras, including Part 1 of a new feature length documentary on Canadian horror film. When Rose suffers terrible injuries in a motorcycle crash, she is taken to a nearby clinic run by Dr Keloid for experimental skin-graft surgery. At first, the revolutionary procedure proves successful, but it soon leaves Rose with a strange orifice protruding from her armpit and an insatiable thirst for human blood. Hell-bent on satisfying her bloodlust, Rose leaves a trail of insane and uncontrollably aggressive victims, as the unknown virus engulfs North America in an orgy of frenetic violence. Starring: Marilyn Chambers, Howard Ryshpan, Frank Moore and Patricia Gage (American Psycho). Rabid is written and directed by David Cronenberg (Videodrome) and produced by John Dunning, Ivan Reitman and Don Carmody. Brand New Extras The Quiet Revolution: State, Society and the Canadian Horror Film Part One: Gimme Shelter: Cinepix and the Birth of the Canadian Horror Film, a brand new feature-length documentary exploring the social contexts behind Canadian horror cinema from filmmaker and author Xavier Mendik Audio commentary with filmmakers Jen & Sylvia Soska Additional Extras Audio commentary with writer-director David Cronenberg Audio commentary with William Beard, author of The Artist as Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg Audio interview with Jill C. Nelson, author of Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women Of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985 and Marilyn Chambers' Personal Appearances Manager Ken Leicht Young And Rabid An interview with actress Susan Roman Archive interview with David Cronenberg The Directors: David Cronenberg a 1999 documentary on the filmmaker Radio spots Trailer

  • Rabid [Limited Edition] [Blu-ray]Rabid | Blu Ray | (26/08/2019) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    101 Films presents Rabid (1977), an enduringly tense and gruesome horror that marked a landmark in David Cronenberg's early career. Title 009 on 101 Films' Black Label, this double Blu-ray is stacked with extras, including Part 1 of a new feature length documentary on Canadian horror film. When Rose suffers terrible injuries in a motorcycle crash, she is taken to a nearby clinic run by Dr Keloid for experimental skin-graft surgery. At first, the revolutionary procedure proves successful, but it soon leaves Rose with a strange orifice protruding from her armpit and an insatiable thirst for human blood. Hell-bent on satisfying her bloodlust, Rose leaves a trail of insane and uncontrollably aggressive victims, as the unknown virus engulfs North America in an orgy of frenetic violence. Starring: Marilyn Chambers, Howard Ryshpan, Frank Moore and Patricia Gage (American Psycho). Rabid is written and directed by David Cronenberg (Videodrome) and produced by John Dunning, Ivan Reitman and Don Carmody. Extras: The Quiet Revolution: State, Society and the Canadian Horror Film Part One: Gimme Shelter: Cinepix and the Birth of the Canadian Horror Film, a brand new feature-length documentary exploring the social contexts behind Canadian horror cinema from filmmaker and author Xavier Mendik Audio commentary with filmmakers Jen & Sylvia Soska Limited edition booklet: Includes ˜The Birth of Rabid' by Greg Dunning and ˜Stunned. Shocked. Exhilarated': Horror in the Early Films of David Cronenberg by Alex Morris Additional Extras Audio commentary with writer-director David Cronenberg Audio commentary with William Beard, author of ˜The Artist as Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg' Audio interview with Jill C. Nelson, author of ˜Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women Of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985' and Marilyn Chambers' Personal Appearances Manager Ken Leicht Young And Rabid An interview with actress Susan Roman Archive interview with David Cronenberg The Directors: David Cronenberg a 1999 documentary on the filmmaker Radio spots Trailer

  • Rabid [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray]Rabid | Blu Ray | (16/02/2015) from £7.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (60.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    One of David Cronenberg's most successful early films, Rabid features porn star Marilyn Chambers as a woman who becomes infected with a virus after an operation. As result she grows a kind of phallus with which she penetrates her victims as she sucks their blood and thus the disease spreads rapidly. The film displays all Cronenberg's usual horrified fascination with the human body and its sexual function. Looking back, it can be read as a kind of parable about AIDS, but it works perfectly well as an effective low-budget shocker. On the DVD: the widescreen image on the DVD is acceptable quality, as is the sound. The fairly routine extras consist of excerpts from a TV interview with Cronenberg, lasting about 10 minutes; a collection of stills from the film; some written notes by horror expert Kim Newman that give useful background, though in part reproduce what is said in the interview; full filmographies for Cronenberg and the three principal performers, including a long list of Chambers' porn credits. --Ed Buscombe

  • Shivers [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray]Shivers | Blu Ray | (13/10/2014) from £21.58   |  Saving you £-1.59 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Being Terrified Is Just The Beginning... Initially reviled in its native land (some critics took exception to the fact the film was largely funded by the Canadian taxpayer) Shivers is an intensely claustrophobic subversive masterpiece and an essential entry in the oeuvre of one of the horror genre's most gifted auteurs. Some 40 years after its release it still retains its power to shock. Starliner Island is an idyllic community. Cut off from the rest of the world the luxury apartment block affords its occupants the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. But this isolation is to prove fatal when a new breed of parasite - a combination of aphrodisiac and venereal disease which arouses sexual aggression in its hosts - is let loose in the building resulting in an orgy terror and mayhem. Known under a host of alternate titles such as The Parasite Murdersand They Came From Within! Shivers is the startling debut full-length feature from director David Cronenberg which anticipates the body-horror concerns of his later films such as The Fly and Videodrome. Special Features: High definition digital transfer Newly created and exclusive content Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork to be revealed! Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film and more!

  • Rabid Steelbook [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray]Rabid Steelbook | Blu Ray | (16/02/2015) from £24.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    First come the Shivers… then you turn RABID! Celebrated Canadian cult auteur David Cronenberg (The Fly Videodrome) followed up Shivers with this tense and gory thriller which expands upon the venereal disease theme of that film this time unleashing it on the whole of downtown Montreal – with terrifying consequences. When beautiful Rose (adult film star Marilyn Chambers) is badly injured in a motorcycle crash Dr. Keloid who is in the process of developing a revolutionary new type of skin-graft seizes the opportunity to test out his as yet unproven methods. The surgery appears successful and Rose seems restored to full health. But all is not as it should be – Rose has been transformed into a contagious blood-sucker endowed with a bizarre needle-like protrusion in her armpit with which she drains the blood from those unfortunate enough to be in her vicinity. An important landmark in the early career of Cronenberg Rabid sees the director returning to the viral theme of his earlier work but on a much larger (and more assured) scale – where the infection has shifted from the confines of a single apartment block to the expansive shopping centres and motorways of Canada’s second largest city.

  • Shivers [DVD]Shivers | DVD | (17/07/2017) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    BEING TERRIFIED IS JUST THE BEGINNING... Initially reviled in its native land (some critics took exception to the fact the film was largely funded by the Canadian taxpayer), Shivers is an intensely claustrophobic, subversive masterpiece and an essential entry in the oeuvre of one of the horror genre s most gifted auteurs. Some 40 years after its release, it still retains its power to shock. Starliner Island is an idyllic community. Cut off from the rest of the world, the luxury apartment block affords its occupants the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. But this isolation is to prove fatal when a new breed of parasite a combination of aphrodisiac and venereal disease which arouses sexual aggression in its hosts is let loose in the building, resulting in an orgy terror and mayhem. Known under a host of alternate titles such as The Parasite Murdersand They Came From Within!, Shivers is the startling debut full-length feature from director David Cronenberg which anticipates the body-horror concerns of his later films such as The Fly and Videodrome.

  • The Matrix Revisited [2001]The Matrix Revisited | DVD | (24/12/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.99

    The Matrix Revisited is a two-hour documentary that covers each and every aspect of the making of this ground-breaking movie in enough detail to satisfy even the most demanding of fans. There are contributions from all the principal cast and crew, who guide us from the story's inception in the minds of the Wachowski brothers right through to the preparatory work for the next two instalments. Also on the disc are: a teaser montage of behind-the-scenes footage for the follow-up movies, a section on the newly commissioned Japanimation "Animatrix" features, fight choreographer Yuen Wo Ping's blocking tapes, a piece about the fans, a breakdown of the bathroom fight and wet-wall sequence, a plug for the Web site and DVD-ROM extras. If that's not enough, there are even hidden extra "Easter eggs", including one about the woman in the red dress. Plenty, in fact, to keep fans satisfied until the second instalment arrives in cinemas. --Mark Walker

  • Rabid [DVD]Rabid | DVD | (07/08/2017) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    One of David Cronenberg's most successful early films, Rabid features porn star Marilyn Chambers as a woman who becomes infected with a virus after an operation. As result she grows a kind of phallus with which she penetrates her victims as she sucks their blood and thus the disease spreads rapidly. The film displays all Cronenberg's usual horrified fascination with the human body and its sexual function. Looking back, it can be read as a kind of parable about AIDS, but it works perfectly well as an effective low-budget shocker. On the DVD: the widescreen image on the DVD is acceptable quality, as is the sound. The fairly routine extras consist of excerpts from a TV interview with Cronenberg, lasting about 10 minutes; a collection of stills from the film; some written notes by horror expert Kim Newman that give useful background, though in part reproduce what is said in the interview; full filmographies for Cronenberg and the three principal performers, including a long list of Chambers' porn credits. --Ed Buscombe

  • David Cronenberg Collection - Double Horror - Shivers / Rabid [1975]David Cronenberg Collection - Double Horror - Shivers / Rabid | DVD | (06/10/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    One of David Cronenberg's most successful early films, Rabid features porn star Marilyn Chambers as a woman who becomes infected with a virus after an operation. As result she grows a kind of phallus with which she penetrates her victims as she sucks their blood and thus the disease spreads rapidly. The film displays all Cronenberg's usual horrified fascination with the human body and its sexual function. Looking back, it can be read as a kind of parable about AIDS, but it works perfectly well as an effective low-budget shocker. On the DVD: the widescreen image on the DVD is acceptable quality, as is the sound. The fairly routine extras consist of excerpts from a TV interview with Cronenberg, lasting about 10 minutes; a collection of stills from the film; some written notes by horror expert Kim Newman that give useful background, though in part reproduce what is said in the interview; full filmographies for Cronenberg and the three principal performers, including a long list of Chambers' porn credits. --Ed Buscombe

  • Flat Out [1998]Flat Out | DVD | (11/11/2002) from £3.75   |  Saving you £6.24 (62.50%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A tragic accident paralyses professional motorcycle road racer Shaun Powell from the chest down thus ending his promising racing career. Yet when he is inspired by the child safety wheels of a kids toy motorcycle he realises that he may well ride again. When both his wife and his mechanic refuse to get involved in this 'madness' he turns to his (rather strange) neighbour for help. After he has completed this invention Shaun is determined to compete at the highest level....

  • Switching ChannelsSwitching Channels | DVD | (19/07/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

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