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  • Chariots Of Fire [1981]Chariots Of Fire | DVD | (31/05/2004) from £10.89   |  Saving you £5.09 (64.43%)   |  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

  • Plenty [DVD]Plenty | DVD | (11/08/2014) from £6.19   |  Saving you £3.80 (38.00%)   |  RRP £9.99

    There will be days and days and days like this... Meryl Streep delivers one of her greatest performances in David Hare's adaptation of his own stage play which spans two decades in the life of a French Resistance operative who struggles to build a new life amid the apathy of post-war England. Featuring a stellar supporting cast and winning a brace of awards and nominations in 1985 this masterly feature is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements. At the end of World War Two Susan Traherne a young Englishwoman who has worked as a courier in Nazi-occupied France returns home full of hope for a golden future. Yet peacetime brings its own difficulties for Susan; she finds her marriage to a Foreign Office diplomat arid and unfulfilling and the seemingly trivial concerns of others leave her cold. As the danger and intensity – and undeniable excitement – of her wartime days give way to a new mundane life her fragile mental and emotional stability begins to crumble… Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Promotional Material PDF

  • Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight [DVD]Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight | DVD | (30/04/2012) from £10.95   |  Saving you £9.04 (82.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    On the brink of Civil War, King Henry IV (John Gielgud) attempts to consolidate his reign while fretting with unease over his son’s seeming neglect of his royal duties. Hal (Keith Baxter), the young Prince, openly consorts with Sir John Falstaff (Orson Welles) and his company of “Diana’s foresters, Gentlemen of the shade, Minions of the moon”. Hal’s friendship with the fat knight substitutes for his estrangement from his father. Both Falstaff and the King are old and tired; both rely on Hal for comfort in their final years, while the young Prince, the future Henry V, nurtures his own ambitions. Orson Welles considered Chimes at Midnight his personal favorite of all his films. Perhaps the most radical and groundbreaking of all Shakespeare adaptations, the film condenses the Bard’s Henriad cycle into a single focused narrative. Its international cast comprises of Jeanne Moreau, Fernando Rey, Margaret Rutherford, and Ralph Richardson as the narrator, in addition to Welles and Gielgud. The film’s harrowing war scenes have proven especially influential, cited in Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V as well as Mel Gibson’s Braveheart.

  • Elizabeth [1998]Elizabeth | DVD | (01/10/1999) from £9.11   |  Saving you £8.14 (103.69%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A 1960's hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy into the 1990's where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.

  • Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight [Blu-ray]Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight | Blu Ray | (29/06/2015) from £10.39   |  Saving you £7.60 (73.15%)   |  RRP £17.99

    On the brink of Civil War King Henry IV (John Gielgud) attempts to consolidate his reign while fretting with unease over his sons seeming neglect of his royal duties. Hal (Keith Baxter) the young Prince openly consorts with Sir John Falstaff (Orson Welles) and his company of “Diana’s foresters Gentlemen of the shade Minions of the moon”. Hal’s friendship with the fat knight substitutes for his estrangement from his father. Both Falstaff and the King are old and tired; both rely on Hal for comfort in their final years while the young Prince the future Henry V nurtures his own ambitions. Orson Welles considered Chimes at Midnight his personal favorite of all his films. Perhaps the most radical and groundbreaking of all Shakespeare adaptations the film condenses the Bard’s Henriad cycle into a single focused narrative. Its international cast comprises of Jeanne Moreau Fernando Rey Margaret Rutherford and Ralph Richardson as the narrator in addition to Welles and Gielgud. The film’s harrowing war scenes have proven especially influential cited in Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V as well as Mel Gibson’s Braveheart.

  • Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express [1974]Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express | DVD | (16/06/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.99

    The first of several lavish Christie adaptations from producers John Brabourne and Richard Goodwin introducing Albert Finney as the first screen Hercule Poirot. This 1974 production of Agatha Christie's 1934 classic is a judicious mixture of mystery murder and nostalgia. Which member of the all-star cast onboard the luxurious train perforated the no-good American tycoon with a dagger twelve times? Was it Ingrid Bergman's shy Swedish missionary; or Vanessa Redgrave's English rose; Sean Connery as an Indian Army Colonel: Michael York or Jacqueline Bisset; perhaps Lauren Bacall; Anthony Perkins or John Gielgud as the victim's impassive butler. Finney spreads unease among them with subdued wit and finesse. Arguably the most successful screen adaptation of a Christie novel in addition to Bergman's Oscar for Best Supporting Actress 'Murder On The Orient Express' achieved nominations for Best Actor Screenplay Photography Costume Design and Music Score.

  • The Lion of the Desert (DVD)The Lion of the Desert (DVD) | DVD | (02/07/2012) from £6.99   |  Saving you £3.00 (30.00%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Destined to remain a dubious footnote in books of movie trivia, Lion of the Desert--an occasionally impressive epic from 1981--was financed with a budget of $35 million by Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, who previously attempted the role of movie producer with the critically roasted Mohammad: Messenger of God. This effort didn't fare much better (it grossed approximately $1 million worldwide), and although some of its wartime action sequences are intelligently filmed, it's not likely to gain much more of a reputation on home video. Under a shaggy Muslim beard, Anthony Quinn stars as Omar Mukhtar, the Arab hero and guerrilla fighter who defended Libya against Benito Mussolini and Italy's attempted conquests during World War II. As straightforward biography, the movie's got an admirable epic sweep, but a cliché-ridden script and uniformly bad performances (from a cast that includes John Gielgud, Oliver Reed and Rod Steiger) make this little more than a curiosity for those wanting to learn more about Libyan history. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Agatha Christie's Seven Dials MysteryAgatha Christie's Seven Dials Mystery | DVD | (03/03/2008) from £14.83   |  Saving you £2.16 (14.57%)   |  RRP £16.99

    This drama is based on the best-selling novel by Agatha Christie and starring Sir John Gielgud (Summer's Lease) Rula Lenska (Footballers Wives TV) Terence Alexander (Bergerac) Cheryl Campbell (William and Mary) and Christopher Scoular (A Dorothy L Sayers Mystery: Strong Poison). This stylish thriller is set in the midst of a high society weekend party. All appears to be going swimmingly until one of the guests fails to appear for breakfast and is later found dead. Broadcast at peak time on ITV in 1981 this is available for the first time on DVD in the UK.

  • Invitation To The Wedding [1983]Invitation To The Wedding | DVD | (27/08/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Lord and Lady Braunceston are the impoverished landed gentry. 'Uncle Willy' is the eccentric Bishop whose church is threatened by greedy developers. Lady Anne is the daughter of the family and it's her impending marriage to the son of a wealthy neighbour which promises to be the salvation of the whole family... ... until the Bishop excels himself by managing to marry her to a penniless American at the wedding rehearsal. Things are looking black for everyone - then Ormiston the l

  • The Elephant Man [Blu-ray] [1980]The Elephant Man | Blu Ray | (28/09/2009) from £24.28   |  Saving you £0.71 (2.92%)   |  RRP £24.99

    David Lynch creator of Twin Peaks and acclaimed director of 'Eraserhead' 'Blue Velvet' and 'Wild At Heart' directs this bizarre but true story of courage and human dignity. John Hurt gives the performance of a lifetime as John Merrick the worst freak known to Victorian medical science a man whose body is hideously distorted into a grotesque parody of an elephant. Rescued from a travelling freak show by Sir Frederick Treves Merrick gradually reveals himself to be a strangely sweet and gentle man remarkably unembittered by the degradation and torment he suffered at the circus. Beautifully shot by Freddie Francis and with an excellent supporting cast including Sir John Gielgud Anne Bancroft and Dame Wendy Hiller The Elephant Man is a compelling moving and enchanting story. The film was nominated for eight Oscars including Best Picture Best Director and Best Actor.

  • Lion Of The Desert [1980]Lion Of The Desert | DVD | (05/09/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Destined to remain a dubious footnote in books of movie trivia, Lion of the Desert--an occasionally impressive epic from 1981--was financed with a budget of $35 million by Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, who previously attempted the role of movie producer with the critically roasted Mohammad: Messenger of God. This effort didn't fare much better (it grossed approximately $1 million worldwide), and although some of its wartime action sequences are intelligently filmed, it's not likely to gain much more of a reputation on home video. Under a shaggy Muslim beard, Anthony Quinn stars as Omar Mukhtar, the Arab hero and guerrilla fighter who defended Libya against Benito Mussolini and Italy's attempted conquests during World War II. As straightforward biography, the movie's got an admirable epic sweep, but a cliché-ridden script and uniformly bad performances (from a cast that includes John Gielgud, Oliver Reed and Rod Steiger) make this little more than a curiosity for those wanting to learn more about Libyan history. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Gold [1973]Gold | DVD | (06/08/2001) from £14.98   |  Saving you £-6.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Featuring a score by Elmer Bernstein unique opening credits by Bond optical effects veteran Maurice Binder and gritty performances by Roger Moore and Ray Milland 'Gold' is a superb adaptation of Wilbur Smith's acclaimed novel concerning a group of greed-driven businessmen conspiring to flood a South African gold mine... ....spectacular underground sequences and a rousing finale - Halliwell's Film And Video Guide 1999.

  • First Knight [1995]First Knight | DVD | (01/10/1999) from £12.95   |  Saving you £-3.97 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    1995 had already seen the box-office success of sword-wielding heroes in Rob Roy and Braveheart when along came this glossy revision of the Arthurian legend, in which Lady Guinevere (Julia Ormond) is torn between her love for the noble King Arthur (Sean Connery) and the passionate knight Sir Lancelot (Richard Gere). As the story opens, Guinevere's lands are under attack by the evil knight Malagant (Ben Cross), and she must choose between marriage to Arthur and the security of Camelot, or encouraging the affections of Lancelot, who has heroically rescued her from a potentially lethal attack. Anyone looking for meticulous medieval authenticity won't find it here, but director Jerry Zucker (Ghost) keeps the action moving with exuberant spirit and glorious production values. Even if you don't completely believe Richard Gere as a somewhat too-contemporary Lancelot, the performances of Ormond and especially Connery are effortlessly appealing. --Jeff Shannon

  • Animated Adventures Collection - Laura's Star/The Magic Sword/Dr Seuss/Powerpuff Girls - The Movie [DVD]Animated Adventures Collection - Laura's Star/The Magic Sword/Dr Seuss/Powerpuff Girls - The Movie | DVD | (21/09/2009) from £9.59   |  Saving you £1.39 (21.06%)   |  RRP £7.99

    Laura's Star (2004): Did you ever believe that somewhere there's a special friend just for you? That what Laura finds the day she moves with her family to the city. She misses her old friends and her old house - until she rescues a fallen star the perfect size for cuddling. The star is homesick too. And as Laura and the star share a series of enchanted adventures (stardust makes toys come to life!) she finds that friendship can turn her strange new surroundings into a wonderful new place. A place called home. Beloved by children acclaimed by critics and based on the popular book series this resplendent movie glows with charm and storybook-like animation. Sprinkle a little stardust in the life of your little one. The Magic Sword (1998): Stunning animation and sensational songs await you in the enchanted land of Camelot. A spirited teenage girl names Kayley answers the call to adventure when Ruber the evil knight steals King Arthur's legendary sword Excalibur. Aided by Garrett a handsome blind squire Kayley embarks on a thrilling quest to recover the sword and save her beloved kingdom. Along the way these two unlikely heroes meet up with one outrageously funny creature a wise-cracking two-headed dragon named Devon and Cornwell. On their magical musical journey Kayley and Garrett discover the unlimited power of friendship and courage. You'll discover dazzling fun-filled entertainment in Quest for Camelot. Powerpuff Girls - The Movie (2002): This full-length adventure features an animated epic so big so funny and so spectacular that only the Powerpuff Girls can handle it! Created by a perfectly powerful experiment Blossom Bubbles and Buttercup explode into action as the new kids in Townsville! But after one enthusiastic game of tag they nearly destroy their beloved city. Now called social freaks they turn to the mysterious Mojo Jojo for help but this sinister simian has other plans big plans like leading an army of evil monkeys to destroy the world! Join the celebration as the Powerpuff Girls save Townsville and the world - for the very first time ... before bedtime!

  • Caligula [Blu-ray + DVD] [1979]Caligula | Blu Ray | (10/05/2010) from £20.23   |  Saving you £4.76 (23.53%)   |  RRP £24.99

    The complete uncut version of the incredible sexual epic that may be the most controversial film of all time. Astounding decadence uncensored sex and explicit violence meet in this kinky look at the reign of Caligula depraved ruler of Rome. Malcolm McDowell John Gielgud Peter O'Toole and Helen Mirren star along with a bevy of wild and willing newcomers in this Bob Guccione-Penthouse production from Gore Vidal's screenplay. One of the most notorious films in cinematic history is now totally UNCUT in full HD glory. The most controversial film of all time now available in this spectacular 2 disc Blu-Ray edition.

  • The Secret Agent [1936]The Secret Agent | DVD | (21/03/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.99

    England mourns the loss of war hero and famed novelist Edgar Brodie as this tangled spy mystery begins. The only problem is that Brodie (John Gielgud) is among the last to know. Returning from the war he discovers that he has been declared dead singled out for a new identity and given a special assignment that will include his new wife Elsa (Madeleine Carrol). They are joined by the cool and deadly hit man the General (Peter Lorre) and also pick up the talkative gadfly American Robert Marvin (Robert Young). From the start the mission goes awry as the trio of British agents discover their local informant dead with a button clenched in his hand the only clue to who killed him. As they struggle to complete their mission a complex love tangle develops with Robert and the General competing for Elsa's affections as she gauges Brodie's indifference. Each follows his or her best instincts setting up the dramatic climax.

  • The Lion of the Desert (Blu-ray) [DVD]The Lion of the Desert (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (02/07/2012) from £10.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (45.50%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Destined to remain a dubious footnote in books of movie trivia, Lion of the Desert--an occasionally impressive epic from 1981--was financed with a budget of $35 million by Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, who previously attempted the role of movie producer with the critically roasted Mohammad: Messenger of God. This effort didn't fare much better (it grossed approximately $1 million worldwide), and although some of its wartime action sequences are intelligently filmed, it's not likely to gain much more of a reputation on home video. Under a shaggy Muslim beard, Anthony Quinn stars as Omar Mukhtar, the Arab hero and guerrilla fighter who defended Libya against Benito Mussolini and Italy's attempted conquests during World War II. As straightforward biography, the movie's got an admirable epic sweep, but a cliché-ridden script and uniformly bad performances (from a cast that includes John Gielgud, Oliver Reed and Rod Steiger) make this little more than a curiosity for those wanting to learn more about Libyan history. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Les MiserablesLes Miserables | DVD | (11/02/2008) from £12.13   |  Saving you £0.86 (7.09%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel this is an epic tale of love honour and obsession against the dramatic background of the French Revolution. Jean Valjean (Liam Neeson) lives a life on the run for stealing a loaf of bread. Settling in a remote town he devotes himself to the care of the poor including the beautiful young and poverty stricken Fantine (Uma Thurman). When Fantine dies she leaves a daughter Cosette (Claire Danes) who Valjean raises. But they are haunted by Javert (Geoffrey Rush) a policeman whose lifelong search for Valjean has become an obsession. A hunt begins that will come to a final confrontation on the revolution torn streets of Paris.

  • The Formula [1980]The Formula | DVD | (22/11/2004) from £13.98   |  Saving you £0.01 (0.10%)   |  RRP £13.99

    This intriguing thriller is based on Steve Shagan's best-selling 1979 book of the same name. It begins in Germany 1945 as the Third Reich realize that the end is at hand. A general is sent to Switzerland with a truckful of documents containing information on the German discovery of a formula for the manufacturing of synthetic fuel. He is intercepted by an American who believes the world will become one big corporation at the end of the war. The scene cuts to present day Los Angeles

  • The Charge Of The Light Brigade [1968]The Charge Of The Light Brigade | DVD | (26/07/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Dramatisation detailing the events that led to the destruction of the Light Brigade at the Crimea of the men who were sent to their death and those behind what is now recognised as one of British history's major military blunders.

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