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  • Planet of the Apes Triple [DVD] [2017]Planet of the Apes Triple | DVD | (27/11/2017) from £4.99   |  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

  • Planet of the Apes Triple [Blu-ray] [2017]Planet of the Apes Triple | Blu Ray | (27/11/2017) from £12.39   |  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

  • Somewhere In Time [1980]Somewhere In Time | DVD | (10/11/2003) from £21.99   |  Saving you £-12.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    It's silly, it's superficial, it's so desperately earnest about its tale of time-spanning love that you almost wish for a cheap flatulence gag just to break the solemn mood. But there is something so unabashedly gushy and entertaining about Somewhere in Time that you can't begrudge its enduring popularity. The film has become a staple of romantic-movie lovers since its release in 1980, and endless showings on cable TV have turned it into a dubious classic of sorts--a three-hanky weepy that anyone can enjoy as a guilty pleasure or a beloved favourite, with no apologies necessary. In his first film after the star-making success of Superman, Christopher Reeve stars as a contemporary playwright who visits a posh hotel and sees the portrait of an actress (Jane Seymour) who had performed there in 1912. He becomes obsessed with this beautiful woman and learns all he can about her, and then discovers a method of hypnotically transporting himself backward in time to meet her. "Is it ... you?" she says upon seeing the lovestruck playwright, and it's clearly a mutual attraction. But even the slightest reminder of the playwright's modern time can jar him from his seemingly real existence in the past, so his wonderful love affair is constantly just a step from being stolen away. Based on Richard Matheson's novel Bid Time Return, this flaky film may strain one's tolerance for plot holes and corny romance, but it's hard to deny its lasting appeal--and let's face it, guys, it'll make wives and girlfriends swoon if they are in a tearjerker mood. --Jeff Shannon

  • The House that Dripped Blood [Blu-ray]The House that Dripped Blood | Blu Ray | (06/01/2020) from £14.59   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    An anthology of four horror stories revolving around a mysterious rental house in the U.K.

  • The Charge of The Light Brigade [Blu-ray] [2021]The Charge of The Light Brigade | Blu Ray | (19/07/2021) from £12.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    From director Tony Richardson comes this brilliant retelling of tragic events during the Crimean War between Britain and Russia in the 1850s. A British cavalry division, led by the overbearing Lord Cardigan (Trevor Howard), engages in an infamously reckless strategic debacle against a Russian artillery battery. An inept chain of command and the arrogance of the aristocratic officers nearly destroys the brigade. Interpersonal wars within the unit, including unfaithful wives and a rivalry between Lord Cardigan and Captain Nolan (David Hemmings), heighten the conflict.

  • The Jungle Book 2 [2003]The Jungle Book 2 | DVD | (10/03/2014) from £4.99   |  Saving you £13.00 (260.52%)   |  RRP £17.99

    The Jungle Book 2 adds an all-new chapter to one of the best loved animated classics of all time. When Mowgli sneaks away to the jungle, the chase is on to see who will find Mowgli first - his old pals, his new family, or the man eating tiger Shere Khan.

  • George Of The Jungle [1997]George Of The Jungle | DVD | (22/01/2001) from £2.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (501.67%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Disney scored an unexpected hit with this goofy live-action remake of Jay Ward's Saturday-morning cartoon, a zippy Tarzan parody with topical references and absurd gags. Disney's big-screen version, George of the Jungle starring Brendan Fraser as the sweet, hopelessly inept jungle hero, puts the emphasis on slapstick and silly fun. The klutzy hero, still swinging into trees and stray boulders, saves a lost Los Angeles socialite (Leslie Mann) on safari and, completely smitten, leaves behind his tree-house home and simian best friend (an Oxford-accented ape voiced by John Cleese) to accompany the socialite back to the concrete jungle of LA, much to the frustration of her conniving fiancé (Thomas Haden Church). Fraser's enthusiastic performance enriches our hunky hero with endearing innocence and energetic pluck. The humour is spotty and consistently more juvenile than the original cartoon, but the unending parade of visual gags (including George's pet elephant Shep, transformed into an overexcited six-tonne puppy by inventive digital effects) keeps the tone light, frothy and winningly fun. --Sean Axmaker

  • Lady Jane [1985]Lady Jane | DVD | (17/05/2004) from £4.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (220.44%)   |  RRP £15.99

    This historical drama from acclaimed director Sir Trevor Nunn tells the true story of young royal Lady Jane Grey and how she was supplanted on the throne of England for a mere nine days by plotting ministers after the death of Henry VIII. Starring Helena Bonham Carter in her feature film debut and with a strong supporting cast including Patrick Stewart Lady Jane is a powerful and moving story of political corruption and the tragedy of love. Helena Bonham Carter gives a remarkable

  • Arrow - Season 5 [DVD] [2017]Arrow - Season 5 | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (series star STEPHEN AMELL) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. Oliver returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs of his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (series star DAVID RAMSEY), computer science expert Felicity Smoak (series star EMILY BETT RICKARDS), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (series star WILLA HOLLAND), former police captain Quentin Lance (series star PAUL BLACKTHORNE) and brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (new series regular ECHO KELLUM). Newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity -- but they're no longer the only vigilantes in town. The Green Arrow's public defeat of Damien Darhk (guest star NEAL McDONOUGH) at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.

  • Are You Being Served? - The Movie [1977]Are You Being Served? - The Movie | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £8.49   |  Saving you £4.50 (53.00%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Hilarious high-jinks from the Grace Bros. team as they troop off to sunny Spain for the staff trip of a lifetime. Cheerfully they disgrace themselves on the Costa Plonka. Mr Humphries is free while Captain Peacock wants everything under the sun from Miss Brahms. Mrs Slocombe only hopes her pussy can survive as the comedy capers carry on abroad in the riotous screen version of the television comedy classic.

  • The Charge Of The Light Brigade [1968]The Charge Of The Light Brigade | DVD | (26/01/2009) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The Charge of the Light Brigade was an infamous battle in the Crimean War considered one of the greatest military blunders in history and immortalized in the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The ill-conceived expedition to the Crimea was marked by an incredible lack of strategy and planning inadequate weapons camouflage food health care and communications. In the final battle all the soldiers had to protect them was their courage and blind faith. As Tennyson put it: Ours is not to question why/Ours is but to do and die. The film is a classic dissection of the pointlessness of war and the horrors inflicted on the common man who goes to fight in the name of his country. Directed by Tony Richardson and starring Trevor Howard Vanessa Redgrave (Atonement Howards End) and John Gielgud (Murder on the Orient Express Arthur The Charge of the Light Brigade was nominated for 6 BAFTAs.

  • Farewell To The King [1989]Farewell To The King | DVD | (28/07/2003) from £7.96   |  Saving you £2.02 (40.64%)   |  RRP £6.99

    During World War II a British Army officer is despatched to Borneo to train the local tribesmen to fight the Japanese and is surprised to discover the tribal king is an American. The two train the tribe and fight in a series of battles but both are sadly aware that their destruction is imminent...

  • Arrow - Season 5 [Blu-ray] [2017]Arrow - Season 5 | Blu Ray | (18/09/2017) from £5.94   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (series star STEPHEN AMELL) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. Oliver returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs of his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (series star DAVID RAMSEY), computer science expert Felicity Smoak (series star EMILY BETT RICKARDS), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (series star WILLA HOLLAND), former police captain Quentin Lance (series star PAUL BLACKTHORNE) and brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (new series regular ECHO KELLUM). Newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity -- but they're no longer the only vigilantes in town. The Green Arrow's public defeat of Damien Darhk (guest star NEAL McDONOUGH) at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.

  • Inspector Morse - Disc 21 And 22 - Dead On Time / Happy Families [1987]Inspector Morse - Disc 21 And 22 - Dead On Time / Happy Families | DVD | (12/08/2002) from £13.30   |  Saving you £4.68 (45.39%)   |  RRP £14.99

    When Inspector Morse first appeared on television in 1987, nobody could have predicted that it would run into the next century, maintaining throughout a quality of scripts and story lines that raised the genre of the detective series to a new level. Much of its success can be attributed to John Thaw's total immersion in the role. Morse is a prickly character and not obviously easy to like. As a detective in Oxford with unfulfilled academic propensities, he is permanently excluded from a world of which he would dearly love to be a part. He is at odds with that world--and with his colleagues in the police force--most of the time. Passionate about opera and "proper beer", he is a cultural snob for whom vulgarity causes almost physical pain. As a result, he lives from one disillusionment to another. And he is scarred--more deeply than he would ever admit--by past relationships. But he also has a naïve streak and, deep-down sensitivity, which makes him a fascinating challenge for women. At the heart of Morse's professional life is his awkward partnership with Detective Sergeant Lewis, the resolutely ordinary, worldly sidekick who manages to keep his boss in an almost permanent state of exasperation while retaining his grudging respect. It's a testament to Kevin Whateley's consistently excellent performance that from such unpromising material, Lewis becomes as indispensable to the series as Barrington Pheloung's hypnotic, classic theme music. Morse's investigations do occasionally take him abroad to more exotic locations, but throughout 14 successful years of often gruesome murders, the city of Oxford itself became a central character in these brooding two-hour dramas: creator Colin Dexter stating he finally had to kill Morse off because he was giving Oxford a bad reputation as a dangerous place! --Piers Ford

  • Missing In Action 2: The Beginning [1985]Missing In Action 2: The Beginning | DVD | (07/08/2006) from £6.19   |  Saving you £6.80 (109.85%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A prequel to Missing In Action this explosive adventure shows the capture of no-nonsense Colonel Braddock (Chuck Norris) during the Vietnam war in the 1970s and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp and his daring plan to escape....

  • For Your Eyes Only [1981]For Your Eyes Only | DVD | (03/11/2003) from £4.89   |  Saving you £15.10 (308.79%)   |  RRP £19.99

    After the lavish, effects-heavy splash of Moonraker, the twelfth Bond film and the seventh with Roger Moore concentrates more on core car-chase-and-crumpet values, evoking an almost retro feel that harks back to the first pressings of the Bond vintage in the 1960s. Starting to look a little wrinkly around the edges by this point, Roger Moore toughens his usually smarmy act up here with a gratuitous bit of killing, casually kicking a baddie and his car over a precipice, reviving memories of the ruthless streak with which Sean Connery made his name. Good old-fashioned Cold War politics lie at the heart of the plot, concerning a weapons system hijacked in the Mediterranean Bond must rescue. He's assisted by the exquisite Carole Bouquet, the only actress in history who can claim to have been both a 'Bond girl' and the star of a Luis Buñuel movie (That Obscure Object of Desire). Sadly, this is the first film to lack Bernard Lee's spymaster M, the actor having died beforehand, although British comedienne Janet Brown is on hand for an amusing Margaret Thatcher impersonation. --Leslie FelperinOn the DVD: The first audio commentary here is another one of those edited selections of interviews with sundry cast and crew members, tied together by an over-earnest host. Producer Michael G Wilson and others provide a somewhat more illuminating second commentary track. Once again the best extra feature is the "making of" documentary, which gives an almost scene-by-scene breakdown of the movie. The animated storyboard sequences will appeal to filmmaking aficionados. Avoid, if at all possible, the Sheena Easton video of arguably the most forgettable Bond song of all time (both song and score were perpetrated by series newcomer Bill Conti, not the estimable John Barry). --Mark Walker

  • Are You Being Served? - Season 1 And PilotAre You Being Served? - Season 1 And Pilot | DVD | (25/07/2005) from £8.08   |  Saving you £7.91 (97.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    ""I'm free!"" With these words just one unforgettable character among many in this classic TV sitcom was born. From the comedy pens of Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft (Dad's Army) came the DepartMental comedy madness that is Are You Being Served?. There's hilarity at Grace Brothers the High Street department store with a difference. Join in the fun as limp-wristed Mr Humphries and that blue-rinsed batle axe Mrs Slocombe lead the outrageous department store staff t

  • Are You Being Served? - Season 4Are You Being Served? - Season 4 | DVD | (27/03/2006) from £8.08   |  Saving you £7.91 (97.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    ""I'm Free!"" There's yet more hilarity at Grace Brothers the High Street department store with a difference. Join in the fun as limp-wristed Mr. Wilberforce Clayborne Humphries and that blue-rinsed battle-axe Mrs 'Betty' Slocombe lead the outrageous department store staff through a fourth series of outrageously funny episodes! Episodes comprise: 1. No Sale 2. Top Hat and Tails 3. Forward Mr. Grainger 4. Fire Practice 5. Fifty Years On 6. Oh What a Tangled We

  • The Syndicate [DVD]The Syndicate | DVD | (22/06/2015) from £6.70   |  Saving you £3.29 (32.90%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Two vehicles lurch across the east African bush carrying an ill-assorted party of prospectors who have formed a syndicate to search for uranium deposits. As their four-week window for digging starts to close trouble soon starts amongst the group and there are some sinister 'accidents'... It is obvious that one of the party is trying to sabotage the expedition; but who? American-born actor William Sylvester (best known for his role in 2001: A Space Odyssey) features alongside June Ritchie and Plane Makers star Robert  Urquhart in this gripping 1960s thriller filmed on location in Kenya. The Syndicate is featured here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Special Feature: Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery

  • Danielle Steel's Secrets [1992]Danielle Steel's Secrets | DVD | (17/04/2006) from £4.03   |  Saving you £1.96 (32.70%)   |  RRP £5.99

    While the couple keep the affair under wraps other stars struggle to conceal their own ghosts. Former Queen of Soap Jane Adams is the victim of a violent and jealous husband but can she resist throwing herself into the arms of her co-star Zack Taylor? Sex-symbol Bill Warwick lands his first major role but then his success is marred by a police investigation into the suspicious death of his wife? Amidst all the scandal and the cover up the show must go on.... but can it?

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