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  • Outlander - Season 5 {DVD] [2020]Outlander - Season 5 {DVD] | DVD | (21/09/2020) from £20.00   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The fifth season of Outlander sees a continuation of Claire and Jamie's fight to protect those they love, as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America. Establishing a home in the New World is by no means an easy task, particularly in the wild backcountry of North Carolina and perhaps most significantly during a period of dramatic political upheaval. The Frasers strive to flourish within a society which, as Claire knows all too well, is unwittingly marching towards Revolution, as members of the elite ruling classes struggle to stifle an alarming undercurrent of unrest, trigged by the Regulator Movement, and to maintain order in the Province. Against this backdrop, which soon heralds the birth of the new American nation, Claire and Jamie have built a home together at Fraser's Ridge. Jamie must now defend this home established on land granted to him by the Crown despite the fact that this new mantle of responsibility sees him pitted against his godfather, Murtagh Fitzgibbons, a leader of the Regulator Rebellion. Jamie is forced to hide the true nature of his relationship with Murtagh from Governor Tryon, who has ordered Jamie to put an end to the unrest sweeping North Carolina. Claire, in turn, seeks to put her own skills and medical expertise to use in keeping her family together and safe from harm. Coupled with her knowledge of the future, she decides that she must be daring and have the courage to take risks, whatever the consequences may be Meanwhile, Brianna and Roger MacKenzie struggle to find their respective places in this world: striving to chase away the shadow cast over their lives by Stephen Bonnet, which continues to loom over them, as they raise their son in this brave new world. For the Frasers and their family, home is more than simply a site in which they live, it is the place in which they are laying the foundations for the rest of their lives.

  • Planet of the Apes Triple [DVD] [2017]Planet of the Apes Triple | DVD | (27/11/2017) from £4.95   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Billed as a "re-imagining" of the original film, Tim Burton's extraordinary Planet of the Apes constantly borders on greatness, adhering to the spirit of Pierre Boulle's original novel while exploring fresh and inventive ideas and paying honourable tribute to the '68 sci-fi classic. Burton's gifts for eccentric inspiration and visual ingenuity make this a movie that's as entertaining as it is provocative, beginning with Rick Baker's best-ever ape make-up (hand that man an Oscar®!), and continuing through the surprisingly nuanced performances and breathtaking production design. Add to all this an intelligent screenplay that turns Boulle's speculative reversal--the dominance of apes over humans--into a provocative study of civil rights and civil war. The film finally goes too far with a woefully misguided ending that pays weak homage to the original, but everything preceding that misfire is astonishingly right. While attempting the space-pod retrieval of a chimpanzee test pilot, Major Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) enters a magnetic storm that propels him into the distant future, where he crash-lands on the ape-ruled planet. Among the primitively civilized apes, treatment of enslaved humans is a divisive issue: senator's daughter Ari (Helena Bonham Carter) advocates equality while the ruthless General Thade (Tim Roth) promotes extermination. While Davidson ignites a human rebellion, this conflict is explored with admirable depth and emotion, and sharp dialogue allows Burton's exceptional cast to bring remarkable expressiveness to their embattled ape characters, most notably in the comic relief of orangutan slave trader Limbo (played to perfection by Paul Giamatti). Classic lines from the original film are cleverly reversed (including an unbilled cameo for Charlton Heston, in ape regalia as Thade's dying father), and while this tale of interspecies warfare leads to an ironic conclusion that's not altogether satisfying, it still bears the ripe fruit of a timeless what-if idea. --Jeff Shannon

  • Goodnight Mister Tom [1998]Goodnight Mister Tom | DVD | (11/10/2010) from £2.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (167.22%)   |  RRP £7.99

    John Thaw (Inspector Morse) stars as the widowed and cantankerous Tom Oakley in this charming film adaptation of the prize-winning children’s novel by Michelle Magorian. When the Second World War is declared Tom finds that his quiet life in the village of Little Weirwold is set to change when nine-year old Willie Beech (Nick Robinson) is evacuated from London and billeted on him. Willie is a quiet sad child with a deprived and disturbing past but he slowly begins to flouri

  • Planet of the Apes Triple [Blu-ray] [2017]Planet of the Apes Triple | Blu Ray | (27/11/2017) from £6.29   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Billed as a "re-imagining" of the original film, Tim Burton's extraordinary Planet of the Apes constantly borders on greatness, adhering to the spirit of Pierre Boulle's original novel while exploring fresh and inventive ideas and paying honourable tribute to the '68 sci-fi classic. Burton's gifts for eccentric inspiration and visual ingenuity make this a movie that's as entertaining as it is provocative, beginning with Rick Baker's best-ever ape make-up (hand that man an Oscar®!), and continuing through the surprisingly nuanced performances and breathtaking production design. Add to all this an intelligent screenplay that turns Boulle's speculative reversal--the dominance of apes over humans--into a provocative study of civil rights and civil war. The film finally goes too far with a woefully misguided ending that pays weak homage to the original, but everything preceding that misfire is astonishingly right. While attempting the space-pod retrieval of a chimpanzee test pilot, Major Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) enters a magnetic storm that propels him into the distant future, where he crash-lands on the ape-ruled planet. Among the primitively civilized apes, treatment of enslaved humans is a divisive issue: senator's daughter Ari (Helena Bonham Carter) advocates equality while the ruthless General Thade (Tim Roth) promotes extermination. While Davidson ignites a human rebellion, this conflict is explored with admirable depth and emotion, and sharp dialogue allows Burton's exceptional cast to bring remarkable expressiveness to their embattled ape characters, most notably in the comic relief of orangutan slave trader Limbo (played to perfection by Paul Giamatti). Classic lines from the original film are cleverly reversed (including an unbilled cameo for Charlton Heston, in ape regalia as Thade's dying father), and while this tale of interspecies warfare leads to an ironic conclusion that's not altogether satisfying, it still bears the ripe fruit of a timeless what-if idea. --Jeff Shannon

  • Coyote Ugly [2000]Coyote Ugly | DVD | (06/08/2001) from £5.54   |  Saving you £7.71 (180.14%)   |  RRP £11.99

    Sexy, romantic comedy about a girl in her early 20s who travels to New York with dreams of becoming a songwriter. Once there she gets a job at the latest hot spot, the bar 'Coyote Ugly,' run by a team of resourceful, mischief making young women.

  • Coming To America [1988]Coming To America | DVD | (07/05/2001) from £6.79   |  Saving you £9.20 (57.50%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Eddie Murphy's 1988 vehicle Coming to America was probably the point at which his status as a mainstream big-screen comedian finally gelled, following the highly successful 48 Hours pairing with Nick Nolte. Never mind the hackneyed storyline: under John Landis's tight direction, he turns in a star performance (and several brilliant cameos) that is disciplined and extremely funny. Murphy plays an African prince who comes to New York officially to sow his wild oats. Privately, he is seeking a bride he can marry for love rather than one chosen by his parents. With his companion (Arsenio Hall, who pushes Murphy all the way in the comedy stakes), he settles in the borough of Queens and takes a job in a hamburger joint. A succession of hilarious satire-barbed adventures ensue, plus the required romantic conclusion. The script is crammed with ripe one-liners , but "Freeze, you diseased rhinoceros pizzle" has to be the most devastating hold-up line of all time. Film buffs will appreciate a brief appearance by Don Ameche as a down-and-out, but this is Murphy's film and he generates warmth enough to convert the most ambivalent viewer. On the DVD: The only--rather pointless--extra on offer is the original theatrical trailer which adds nothing apart from a rapid recap of the story. But the 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen presentation (the picture quality is diamond sharp) and Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack recreate the original authentic cinematic experience. The choreography of 1980s pop diva Paula Abdul in the lavish wedding scenes and Nile Rodgers' pounding musical score are the main beneficiaries. --Piers Ford

  • Interview With The Vampire -- Special Edition [1995]Interview With The Vampire -- Special Edition | DVD | (28/10/2002) from £5.38   |  Saving you £8.61 (160.04%)   |  RRP £13.99

    When it was announced that Tom Cruise would play the vampire Lestat in Interview with a Vampire, the film adaptation of Anne Rice's bestselling novel, even Rice chimed in with a highly publicised objection. The author wisely and justifiably recanted her negative opinion when she saw Cruise's excellent performance, which perceptively addresses the pain and chronic melancholy that plagues anyone cursed with immortal blood lust. Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst are equally good at maintaining the dark and brooding tone of Rice's novel. And in this rare mainstream project for a major studio, director Neil Jordan compensates for a lumbering plot by honouring the literate, Romantic qualities of Rice's screenplay. Considered a disappointment while being embraced by Rice's loyal followers, Interview is too slow to be a satisfying thriller, but it is definitely one of the most lavish, intelligent horror films ever made. --Jeff Shannon

  • All Creatures Great & Small Complete Collection [DVD] [2013]All Creatures Great & Small Complete Collection | DVD | (23/09/2013) from £26.99   |  Saving you £3.00 (11.12%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Siegfried James and Tristan - our three favourite veterinarians - always have their work cut out for them at their country practice in the verdant Yorkshire Dales. Although life is never less than testing there is always great satisfaction in the valuable work they do. So as life moves slowly through peacetime and wartime why not join us in a simpler more tranquil time as we help the sick and injured back to health whether they have two legs four legs hooves beaks or paws.

  • Rosemary's Baby [1968]Rosemary's Baby | DVD | (05/11/2001) from £4.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (160.32%)   |  RRP £12.99

    For Rosemary’s Baby, his modern horror tale about Satanic worship and a pregnant woman’s decline into madness, Roman Polanski moves from the traditional monolithic mansions of Gothic flicks to an apartment building in New York City. Based on Ira Levin’s novel, the story concerns Rosemary (Mia Farrow) and Guy Woodhouse who find the apartment of their dreams in a luxurious complex in Manhattan. Soon after moving in and making friends with a group of elderly neighbours, Guy’s career takes off and Rosemary discovers she is pregnant. Their happiness seems complete. But gradually Rosemary begins to sense that something is wrong with this baby, and slowly and surely her life begins to unravel. Polanski uses such subtle means to build up the sense of preternatural disquiet that initially you suspect Rosemary’s prenatal paranoia to be a figment of her imagination. But the guilty parties and their demonic plan to make Rosemary the receptacle of their master’s child are eventually revealed and, as Rosemary looses her grip on reality, she realises that no one can be trusted. The performances are excellent throughout; Farrow as the young wife is so fragile that you wonder how she made it unscathed to adulthood and John Cassavetes is horrifyingly duplicitous as her husband Guy. But the real star is Polanski’s masterful direction. The mood is at the same time oppressive and hysterical with the mounting terror coming from the situation and gradually unravelling plot rather than any schlock horror moments. On the DVD: the Dolby 5.1 soundtrack shows off Christopher Komeda’s eerie "lullaby" score to it’s haunting best. The film is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and is relatively free of speckle and dust, some scenes filmed in low light are slightly grainier but this adds to the oppressive tension that Polanski is building up in the film. In terms of extras there is a 20-minute "making of" feature from 1968 and retrospective interviews with Polanski, production designer Richard Sylbert and producer Robert Evans. --Kristen Bowditch

  • Black Mirror Season 4 [DVD]Black Mirror Season 4 | DVD | (31/12/2018) from £10.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    All six episodes from the fourth season of the sci-fi anthology drama created by Charlie Brooker which explores the role of technology in modern society. Includes: USS Callister A woman wakes up on a Star Trek-esque space ship where the crew praise their all-knowing and fearless captain, who has used DNA scans to simulate real people within his game. Arkangel After nearly losing her daughter, a mother invests in a new technology that allows her to keep track of her child. Crocodile A woman's past comes back to haunt her while an insurance adjuster questions people about an accident with a memory machine. Hang The DJ A new dating app allows the matched couples to be told how long their relationships will last. Metalhead A woman attempts to survive in a dangerous land full of robotic guard-dogs. Black Museum A woman enters a museum where the proprietor tells her stories relating to the artifacts. Includes subtitles for the Hard of Hearing

  • Convoy [Blu-ray]Convoy | Blu Ray | (18/05/2020) from £13.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Clive Brook and John Clements star as naval officers at odds with one other in this thrilling drama from Ealing Studios that pits duty against love during wartime. The final film from rising star Pen Tennyson, killed a year later on active service, Convoy is presented here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Returning to port after a long and tiring tour of duty, Captain Armitage receives orders to take his warship and urgently escort a fleet of merchantmen safely to Britain. Reaching the convoy, Armitage realises that one ship is missing and amongst the refugees it is carrying is his ex-wife, Lucy. Special Features: Image gallery

  • Chariots Of Fire [1981]Chariots Of Fire | DVD | (20/06/2005) from £11.22   |  Saving you £4.76 (57.84%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The come-from-behind winner of the 1981 Oscar for Best Picture, Chariots of Fire either strikes you as either a cold exercise in mechanical manipulation or as a tale of true determination and inspiration. The heroes are an unlikely pair of young athletes who ran for Great Britain in the 1924 Paris Olympics: devout Protestant Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a divinity student whose running makes him feel closer to God, and Jewish Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross), a highly competitive Cambridge student who has to surmount the institutional hurdles of class prejudice and anti-Semitism. There's delicious support from Ian Holm (as Abrahams's coach) and John Gielgud and Lindsay Anderson as a couple of Cambridge fogies. Vangelis's soaring synthesised score, which seemed to be everywhere in the early 1980s, also won an Oscar. Chariots of Fire was the debut film of British television commercial director Hugh Hudson (Greystoke) and was produced by David Puttnam. --Jim Emerson

  • Being John Malkovich [2000]Being John Malkovich | DVD | (18/09/2000) from £4.49   |  Saving you £7.50 (301.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A puppeteer (John Cusack) discovers a door in his office that allows him to enter the mind and life of John Horatio Malkovich (John Malkovich) for 15 minutes.

  • Outrageous Fortune [1987]Outrageous Fortune | DVD | (19/07/2004) from £5.38   |  Saving you £9.61 (64.10%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Sometimes a movie works despite all its faults. Outrageous Fortune has a flimsy, formulaic script, so-so production values and an odd combination of stars, but somehow it's engaging and fun. Shelley Long and Bette Midler play two struggling actresses--one a hoity-toity priss and the other a brassy slob--who learn they've been sleeping with the same guy (Peter Coyote) when he gets blown up in a terrorist assault and they confront each other in the morgue. When they discover that he's still alive, the bickering pair track him down, traipsing across the US in high heels, pursued all the way by government agents, using their dubious acting talents to get them out of tough situations. The absurd plot keeps things moving and director Arthur Hiller (Silver Streak, The Out of Towners) gets cheerful performances out of everyone, particularly the strong supporting cast--including Robert Prosky (Broadcast News, Mrs. Doubtfire) as a pompous acting teacher, comedian George Carlin as a burnt-out would-be Indian and the underused John Schuck (M*A*S*H, McCabe & Mrs. Miller) as a long-suffering agent. Although contrived and cliché-ridden, the film is just absurd enough to entertain. --Bret Fetzer

  • Barbarella [1968]Barbarella | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £8.98   |  Saving you £-1.70 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.29

    Barbarella is marked by the same audacity and originality fantasy humor beauty and horror cruelty and eroticism that make comic books such a favorite. The setting is the planet Lythion in the year 40 000 when Barbarella (Jane Fonda) makes a forced landing while traveling through space. She acts like a female James Bond vanquishing evil in the forms of robots and monsters. She also rewards in an uninhibited manner the handsome men who assist her in the adventure. Whether she is

  • Kong: Skull Island [Blu-ray + Digital Download] [2017]Kong: Skull Island | Blu Ray | (24/07/2017) from £5.97   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The producers of Godzilla reimagine the origins of one the most powerful monster myths of all in Kong: Skull Island, from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Tencent Pictures. A compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer), the film tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong. Click Images to Enlarge

  • Outlander (2014) - Seasons 1-4 [DVD]Outlander (2014) - Seasons 1-4 | DVD | (07/10/2019) from £41.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    All the episodes from the first four seasons of the British-American television drama based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon. English nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) goes on a second honeymoon with her devoted husband Frank (Tobias Menzies) after both performing their duties during the Second World War. On a visit to a stone circle at Craigh Na Dun near Inverness, Claire touches one of the stones and finds herself transported back in time to 1743 where she encounters Frank's ancestor Black Jack Randall (Menzies) who, apart from appearance, has no likeness to her loving husband. When she is rescued from the evil clutches of Black Jack by a gang of Scottish rebels, she finds herself under suspicion of being an English spy. Season 1 episodes are: 'Sassenach', 'Castle Leoch', 'The Way Out', 'The Gathering', 'Rent', 'The Garrison Commander', 'The Wedding', 'Both Sides Now', 'The Reckoning', 'By the Pricking of My Thumbs', 'The Devil's Mark', 'Lallybroch', 'The Watch', 'The Search', 'Wentworth Prison' and 'To Ransom a Man's Soul'. Season 2 episodes are: 'Through a Glass, Darkly', 'Not in Scotland Anymore', 'Useful Occupations and Deceptions', 'La Dame Blanche', 'Untimely Resurrection', 'Best Laid Schemes...', 'Faith', 'The Fox's Lair', 'Je Suis Prest', 'Prestonpans', 'Vengeance Is Mine', 'The Hail Mary' and 'Dragonfly in Amber'. Season 3 episodes are: 'The Battle Joined', 'Surrender', 'All Debts Paid', 'Of Lost Things', 'Freedom & Whisky', 'A. Malcolm', 'Crème de Menthe', 'First Wife', 'The Doldrums', 'Heaven & Earth', 'Uncharted', 'The Bakra' and 'Eye of the Storm'. Season 4 episodes are: 'America the Beautiful', 'Do No Harm', 'The False Bride', 'Common Ground', 'Savages', 'Blood of My Blood', 'Down the Rabbit Hole', 'Wilmington', 'The Birds and the Bees', 'The Deep Heart's Core', 'If Not for Hope', 'Providence' and 'Man of Worth'.

  • The John Wayne Westerns Collection [DVD]The John Wayne Westerns Collection | DVD | (21/09/2009) from £14.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The John Wayne Westerns Collection

  • Kong: Skull Island [DVD + Digital Download] [2017]Kong: Skull Island | DVD | (24/07/2017) from £5.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The producers of Godzilla reimagine the origins of one the most powerful monster myths of all in Kong: Skull Island, from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Tencent Pictures. A compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer), the film tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong. Click Images to Enlarge

  • The Sheltering Sky [Blu-ray]The Sheltering Sky | Blu Ray | (02/11/2020) from £16.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Academy Award-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci (The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor) brings a stunning adaptation of Paul Bowles' heartbreaking classic novel to the screen that Vincent Canby in The New York Times called a long, beautifully modulated cry of despair... the sort of dark, romantic movie that only Mr. Bertolucci could bring off. In the hopes of rekindling their marriage, sophisticated American couple Port and Kit Moresby (John Malkovich and Debra Winger) set off for North Africa intending to travel through Algeria uncertain of exactly where they are heading but determined to leave the modern world behind. They are instead tested to their limits by the unfathomable emptiness and impassive cruelty of the desert. A distinguished and emotive follow up to his Best Picture-winning The Last Emperor (Academy Awards 1988) and a sensual highlight in an extraordinary filmmaking career, The Sheltering Sky won a BAFTA for Vittorio Storaro's outstanding cinematography and a Golden Globe for Ryuichi Sakamoto's haunting original score. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed stereo audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Archival audio commentary with director Bernardo Bertolucci, producer Jeremy Thomas, and screenwriter Mark Peploe Desert Roses(47 mins) archival featurette Brand new video essay by David Cairns & Fiona Watson Brand new interview with art director Andrew Sanders Image Gallery Original Trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original theatrical artwork FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kat Ellinger

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