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  • Three Days of the Condor (1975) [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD)Three Days of the Condor (1975) | Blu Ray | (11/04/2016) from £12.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (53.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Robert Redford and director Sydney Pollack teamed up for their third collaboration on Three Days of the Condor, a sinuous tale of deceit and corruption, as well as one of Hollywood's finest conspiracy thrillers of the 1970s. Redford stars as Joe Turner, a junior analyst in the C.I.A., scrutinising published texts from around the world for coded messages. But once he discovers an unusual anomaly, his own existence comes crashing down, with every error carrying fatal consequences. Taught and engrossing, with astonishing modern-day relevance, and fabulous supporting turns from Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, John Houseman and the great Max von Sydow, the Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present its first ever home video release in the UK in a new special edition. His codename is Condor! In the next seventy-two hours almost everyone he trusts will try to kill him. Be careful who you trust.

  • The Fog [Blu-ray] [2018]The Fog | Blu Ray | (29/10/2018) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Antonio Bay, California has turned a hundred years old. As the residents of this small, quaint harbour town begin to celebrate, an eerie fog envelops the shore and from its midst emerge dripping, demonic spectres, victims of a century old shipwreck...seeking revenge. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, the FOG is a tense and ghoulish tale that confirms John Carpenter as a master of terror. Extras: Retribution: Uncovering John Carpenter's THE FOG: New Making Of / Retro documentary: A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Cinematographer Dean Cundey, production designer/editor Tommy Lee Wallace, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, make-up effects artist Steve Johnson, Carpenter biographer John Muir, music historian Daniel Schweiger, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys and assistant Larry Franco The Shape of The Thing to Come: John Carpenter Un-filmed: a brand new featurette looking at the John Carpenter films that never were Easter Egg surprise! Intro by John Carpenter an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003 Scene Analysis by John Carpenter - Director John Carpenter analyses key scenes from The Fog, in an interview from 2003 Fear on Film: Inside the Fog (1980) - A vintage featurette which includes an interview with John Carpenter The Fog: Storyboard to Film original storyboards Outtakes TV Spots Theatrical Trailers Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes Audio Commentary with writer/director John Carpenter and writer/director Debra Hill Horror's Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark - a fun tour of the film's locations hosted by Sean Clark Audio commentary with actors Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins and production designer Tommy Lee Wallace

  • Rollerball [Blu-ray]Rollerball | Blu Ray | (23/03/2015) from £13.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (42.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Norman Jewison's dystopian Rollerball portrays a near-future in the aftermath of the Corporate Wars, in which nations have crumbled and conglomerates rule. In place of freedom the people are given bread and circuses: material comfort and rollerball itself. Played on a circular, slanted track by men on skates and motorbikes, this extreme sport is the ultimate extrapolation of the primitive blood lust implicit in many team sports. James Caan is outstanding as Jonathan E, star player with the Houston team. In the elegant detachment of Jewison's direction, emphasised by the stark, alienating use of classical music, there are echoes of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Notwithstanding the brilliantly staged arena sequences, Rollerball is essentially about freedom versus conformity and the corruption of unfettered capitalism, with Caan leading an existential rebellion in the tradition of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 which leads to a chilling, apocalyptic finale. Certainly the most prophetic film of the 1970s, Rollerball has an intelligence and power overlooked by those who simply denounce its brutal violence. On the DVD: Rollerball arrives on DVD with clear three-channel Dolby Digital sound, although obviously it lacks the impact of a more modern 5.1 soundtrack. The 1.77:1 transfer is anamorphically enhanced and is generally very sharp and detailed with excellent colour. Some scenes show a lot of grain, but this is presumably a consequence of having to shoot with very fast lenses to capture the swift and dramatic action under indoor lighting conditions. "Return to the Arena--The Making of Rollerball" is a new 25-minute documentary (4:3 with letterboxed film clips) that features Jewison, Harrison and various other personnel reminiscing about the making of the film. The highlight of the extras are commentary tacks from the Jewison and Harrison, and while there is inevitably some overlap of information, and some quite lengthy gaps in Harrison's track, there is also much to interest the serious film buff. Also included is an original seven-minute promotional featurette "From Rome to Rollerball: The Full Circle", the chilling original trailer, the teaser trailer and a trailer for the remake.--Gary S Dalkin

  • The Fog [DVD] [2018]The Fog | DVD | (29/10/2018) from £7.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Antonio Bay, California has turned a hundred years old. As the residents of this small, quaint harbour town begin to celebrate, an eerie fog envelops the shore and from its midst emerge dripping, demonic spectres, victims of a century old shipwreck...seeking revenge. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, the FOG is a tense and ghoulish tale that confirms John Carpenter as a master of terror. Extras: Audio Commentary with writer/director John Carpenter and writer/director Debra Hill

  • The Fog - Steelbook [Blu-ray] [2020]The Fog - Steelbook | Blu Ray | (28/09/2020) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Antonio Bay, California has turned a hundred years old. As the residents of this small, quaint harbour town begin to celebrate, an eerie fog envelops the shore and from its midst emerge dripping, demonic spectres, victims of a century old shipwreck...seeking revenge. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, the FOG is a tense and ghoulish tale that confirms John Carpenter as a master of terror. Extras: Retribution: Uncovering John Carpenter's THE FOG: New Making Of / Retro documentary: A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Cinematographer Dean Cundey, production designer/editor Tommy Lee Wallace, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, make-up effects artist Steve Johnson, Carpenter biographer John Muir, music historian Daniel Schweiger, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys and assistant Larry Franco The Shape of The Thing to Come: John Carpenter Un-filmed: a brand new featurette looking at the John Carpenter films that never were Easter Egg surprise! Intro by John Carpenter an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003 Scene Analysis by John Carpenter - Director John Carpenter analyses key scenes from The Fog, in an interview from 2003 Fear on Film: Inside the Fog (1980) - A vintage featurette which includes an interview with John Carpenter The Fog: Storyboard to Film original storyboards Outtakes TV Spots Theatrical Trailers Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes Audio Commentary with writer/director John Carpenter and writer/director Debra Hill Horror's Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark - a fun tour of the film's locations hosted by Sean Clark Audio commentary with actors Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins and production designer Tommy Lee Wallace

  • The Fog [1979]The Fog | DVD | (18/10/2004) from £11.68   |  Saving you £8.31 (41.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A thick fog rolls into the sleepy town of Antonio Bay concealing the ghosts of murdered sailors desperate to seek revenge on the descendants of their killers. In one night the inhabitants of this town will pay the ultimate price for their forefathers' murderous greed...

  • Rollerball [1975] - Special EditionRollerball | DVD | (24/06/2002) from £9.43   |  Saving you £10.56 (111.98%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Norman Jewison's dystopian Rollerball portrays a near-future in the aftermath of the Corporate Wars, in which nations have crumbled and conglomerates rule. In place of freedom the people are given bread and circuses: material comfort and rollerball itself. Played on a circular, slanted track by men on skates and motorbikes, this extreme sport is the ultimate extrapolation of the primitive blood lust implicit in many team sports. James Caan is outstanding as Jonathan E, star player with the Houston team. In the elegant detachment of Jewison's direction, emphasised by the stark, alienating use of classical music, there are echoes of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Notwithstanding the brilliantly staged arena sequences, Rollerball is essentially about freedom versus conformity and the corruption of unfettered capitalism, with Caan leading an existential rebellion in the tradition of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 which leads to a chilling, apocalyptic finale. Certainly the most prophetic film of the 1970s, Rollerball has an intelligence and power overlooked by those who simply denounce its brutal violence. On the DVD: Rollerball arrives on DVD with clear three-channel Dolby Digital sound, although obviously it lacks the impact of a more modern 5.1 soundtrack. The 1.77:1 transfer is anamorphically enhanced and is generally very sharp and detailed with excellent colour. Some scenes show a lot of grain, but this is presumably a consequence of having to shoot with very fast lenses to capture the swift and dramatic action under indoor lighting conditions. "Return to the Arena--The Making of Rollerball" is a new 25-minute documentary (4:3 with letterboxed film clips) that features Jewison, Harrison and various other personnel reminiscing about the making of the film. The highlight of the extras are commentary tacks from the Jewison and Harrison, and while there is inevitably some overlap of information, and some quite lengthy gaps in Harrison's track, there is also much to interest the serious film buff. Also included is an original seven-minute promotional featurette "From Rome to Rollerball: The Full Circle", the chilling original trailer, the teaser trailer and a trailer for the remake.--Gary S Dalkin

  • Ghost Story [Blu-ray]Ghost Story | Blu Ray | (07/12/2015) from £13.48   |  Saving you £6.51 (48.29%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Four elderly, affluent friends form The Chowder Society, meeting regularly to drink brandy, smoke cigars and share chilling ghost stories. Following the suspicious death of one of the member's sons and the subsequent apparition of a mysterious young woman, the old friends are forced to confront a terrible secret from their past. What follows is the most terrifying ghost story of all, one in which they have all played a part.

  • Six Million Dollar Man Season Four [DVD]Six Million Dollar Man Season Four | DVD | (01/10/2012) from £22.25   |  Saving you £17.74 (79.73%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster. Steve Austin, an astronaut who crashed during an experimental aircraft test, is a man barely alive and clinging to life. At that point the government decided to use secret funding for a secret bionics project to create the next generation of covert operative--an agent with bionic limbs that gi...

  • The Fog [1979]The Fog | DVD | (04/08/2008) from £7.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (38.50%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A thick fog rolls into the sleepy town of Antonio Bay concealing the ghosts of murdered sailors desperate to seek revenge on the descendants of their killers. In one night the inhabitants of this town will pay the ultimate price for their forefathers' murderous greed...

  • The Fog [Blu-ray] [1979]The Fog | Blu Ray | (04/08/2008) from £16.18   |  Saving you £3.81 (23.55%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A thick fog rolls into the sleepy town of Antonio Bay concealing the ghosts of murdered sailors desperate to seek revenge on the descendants of their killers. In one night the inhabitants of this town will pay the ultimate price for their forefathers' murderous greed...

  • The Fog – Collector's Edition (4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray) [2018]The Fog – Collector's Edition (4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray) | 4K UHD | (29/10/2018) from £35.15   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    In this 4 disc limited Collector's Edition, John Carpenter's classic 1980 horror THE FOG has been stunningly restored in 4K. This release is beautifully packaged with a stylish, newly commissioned illustration on the cover. It contains a UHD of the feature as well as a Blu-ray feature disc, extra features disc and the original soundtrack on CD. It also contains 5 artcards, a newly illustrated theatrical poster and booklet containing behind the scenes stills, articles and an essay from celebrated film journalist Kim Newman. Antonio Bay, California has turned a hundred years old. As the residents of this small, quaint harbour town begin to celebrate, an eerie fog envelops the shore and from its midst emerge dripping, demonic spectres, victims of a century old shipwreck...seeking revenge. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, the FOG is a tense and ghoulish tale that confirms John Carpenter as a master of terror. 4 discs (1 UHD, 1 Blu-ray feature, 1 Blu-ray extras, 1 CD Soundtrack) 1 poster 5 artcards 48 page book Extras: Retribution: Uncovering John Carpenter's THE FOG: New Making Of / Retro documentary: A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Cinematographer Dean Cundey, production designer/editor Tommy Lee Wallace, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, make-up effects artist Steve Johnson, Carpenter biographer John Muir, music historian Daniel Schweiger, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys and assistant Larry Franco The Shape of The Thing to Come: John Carpenter Un-filmed: a brand new featurette looking at the John Carpenter films that never were Easter Egg surprise! Intro by John Carpenter an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003 Scene Analysis by John Carpenter - Director John Carpenter analyses key scenes from The Fog, in an interview from 2003 Fear on Film: Inside the Fog (1980) - A vintage featurette which includes an interview with John Carpenter The Fog: Storyboard to Film original storyboards Outtakes TV Spots Theatrical Trailers Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes Audio Commentary with writer/director John Carpenter and writer/director Debra Hill Horror's Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark - a fun tour of the film's locations hosted by Sean Clark Audio commentary with actors Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins and production designer Tommy Lee Wallace

  • Rollerball [1975]Rollerball | DVD | (24/04/2000) from £3.29   |  Saving you £16.70 (507.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    In the year 2018, violence and crime have been totally eliminated from society and given outlet in the brutal blood sport of rollerball, a high-velocity blend of football, hockey, and motor-cross racing sponsored by the multinational corporations that now control the world following the collapse of traditional politics. James Caan plays Jonathan ., the reigning superstar of rollerball, whose corporate controllers fear that Jonathan's popularity has endowed him with too much power. They begin to pressure him according to their own ruthless set of rules, but Jonathan has rules of his own--ones for a man determined to retain his soul in a world gone mad. As directed by Norman Jewison (who was enjoying a peak of success during the early and mid-1970s), Rollerball creates a believable society that's been rendered passive and compliant by the homogenisation of corporate dictatorships, where the control and flow of information is the only currency of any importance. It's a world in which natural human aggressions have been sublimated and vented through the religious fervour toward rollerball and its players. Rollerball now looks like one of those 1970s science fiction films (another example being Logan's Run) that seems a bit dated and quaint, but its ideas are still provocative and fascinating, and the production is visually impressive. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Bright Lights, Big City [1988]Bright Lights, Big City | DVD | (23/06/2003) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A young wannabe writer haunted by his mother's death his wife's desertion and his boring research job on a magazine succumbs to booze cocaine and the late-night New York club scene...

  • Another Woman [1988]Another Woman | DVD | (19/08/2002) from £7.69   |  Saving you £8.30 (51.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    ""Two Thumbs Up! I Was Mesmerized From Beginning To End!"" -Roger Ebert ""Siskel and Ebert"" Writer/director Woody Allen delivers a powerful ""searing adult drama"" (Leonard Maltin) examining the life of an accomplished philosophy professor teetering on the brink of self-understanding. Boasting a superb cast led by Gena Rowlands Mia Farrow Ian Holm and Gene Hackman Another Woman is Allen's 17th triumphant film. Stylistically rich and technically expert the film layers past and pres

  • Another Woman [Blu-ray]Another Woman | Blu Ray | (06/03/2017) from £14.55   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Woody Allen's 17th film. Gena Rowland plays Marion, an academic who rents a flat in which to write a book on philosophy and becomes intrigued by conversations she overhears from a psychologist's office next door. One patient, Hope (Mia Farrow), has a particular effect on Marion forcing her to re-think many of her assumptions about her own life: her unhappy marriage; her feelings for another man (Gene Hackman); and her relationships with her best friend (Sandy Dennis) and brother (Harris Yulin).

  • Rollerball / Fortress / Future SportRollerball / Fortress / Future Sport | DVD | (06/09/2004) from £12.00   |  Saving you £5.98 (66.37%)   |  RRP £14.99

    RollerBall (2001): Rollerball takes place in the not too distant future and the future is fierce. A notorious renegade sport Rollerball packs arenas all over the world. A global viewership bets and roots for star players Jonathan Cross (Chris Klein) Marcus Ridley (LL Cool J) and their beautiful teammate Aurora (Rebecca Romjin-Stamos) who skate and motorcycle past opponents to score. Despite the danger of the fame the real threat lies in team owner Petrovich (Jean Reno) who sacrifices anything and anyone to maximize ratings which are worth more to him than the final score. In an heroic move Jonathan and his teammates attempt to expose the corruption and treachery. It's a risky play and the penalty is lethal... Fortress: Christopher Lambert stars as John Brennick a man about to experience the ultimate in criminal punishment - the Fortress. The setting is the United States in the future. With resources scarce and population soaring couples are allowed just one child. Former Black Beret Captain John Brennick and his wife Karen have broken the law. After the loss of their first child Karen is pregnant again. Caught and tried for their crime they are sent to the Fortress the most sophisticated maximum-security prison on the planet a jail built 30 storeys underground and equipped with technology beyond imagination. Each prisoner is implanted with an 'intestinator'; a device designed to inflict severe pain or death for any violation of the prison rules. Unrelenting and unforgiving the Fortress is a hellhole prison of the future. Escape-proof. Built to hold anything...except an innocent man. Future Sport: Wesley Snipes and Dean Cain star in the turbo charged sci-fi thrill ride where the only game is war... The year is 2025 and global tension is rapidly growing between the Hawaiian Liberation Organisation and the North American Alliance. On the brink of war superstar athlete Tre Ramsey (Cain) must fight with all his powers to save himself his team and the fate of his country. The question of the territory is set to be solved by holding a game of futuresport - a violent basketball and skateboarding which requires the utmost skill and agility - hold on to the ball for more than five seconds and electricity shoots through your body. Obike Fixx (Snipes) the creator of the game is coaching the HLO team - who seem willing to play by Street Rules thus increasing the danger level in the high-stakes game.

  • The Lives of Lee Miller [DVD]The Lives of Lee Miller | DVD | (16/05/2011) from £14.59   |  Saving you £5.40 (37.01%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A breathtaking beauty whose face graced the cover of Vogue, Miller was an impulsive traveller, compulsive risk taker and legendary heartbreaker whose friends, lovers and photographic subjects were among the most brilliant artists, writers and intellectuals of inter-war Europe. From the cafes of Paris to the battlefields of World War II, Miller's work reveals the richness of her life and the extremes of an era' (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art).

  • Robocop/RollerballRobocop/Rollerball | DVD | (18/06/2007) from £12.13   |  Saving you £-3.14 (N/A%)   |  RRP £8.99

    Robocop (Dir. Paul Verhoeven 1987): A sadistic crime wave is sweeping across America. In Old Detroit the situation is so bad a private corporation Omni Consumer Products (OCP) has assumed control of the police force. The executives at the company think they have the answer - until the enforcement droid they create kills one of their own. Then an ambitious young executive seizes the opportunity. He and his research team at Security Concepts create a law enforcement cyborg from the body of a slain officer. All goes well at first. Robocop stops every sleazeball he encounters with deadly piercing and sometimes gruesome accuracy. But there are forces on the street and within Security Concepts itself that will stop at nothing to see this super cyborg violently eliminated... Prepare yourself for non-stop action and adventure in one of the most explosive sci-fi stories you'll ever witness: Robocop. Rollerball (Dir. Norman Jewison 1975): The year is 2018. There are no wars. There is no crime. There is only..the Game. In a world where ruthless corporations reign supreme this vicious and barbaric ""sport"" is the only outlet for the pent-up anger and frustrations of the masses. Tuned to their televisions the people watch Rollerball: a brutal mutilation of football motorcross and hockey. Jonathan E (James Caan) is the champion player - a man too talented for his own good. The Corporation has taken away the woman Jonathan loves (Maud Adams) but they can't take away his soul - even if the diabolical corporate Head (John Houseman) tells him he'd better retire or suffer the old-fashioned way. With its surrealistic imagery and tense action sequences Rollerball grips you by the heart - and never lets you go!

  • A Christmas Without Snow [1980]A Christmas Without Snow | DVD | (11/11/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

    Jo Jenson moves to a big city leaving behind a broken marriage and a small son. Her only joy in life is music. A choirmaster inspires her to give the performance of a lifetime but her life is still empty without her son...

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