"Actor: John Laurie"

  • Dad's Army - Complete Series And SpecialsDad's Army - Complete Series And Specials | DVD | (29/10/2007) from £17.70   |  Saving you £7.28 (49.49%)   |  RRP £21.99

    All the episodes and Christmas Specials.

  • The Big Bang Theory - Season 10 [DVD] [2017]The Big Bang Theory - Season 10 | DVD | (11/09/2017) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists - geniuses in the laboratory, but socially challenged everywhere else. Enter beautiful, street-smart neighbor, Penny, who aims to teach them a thing or two about life. Despite their on-again, off-again relationship in the past, Leonard and Penny have finally gotten married. Even Sheldon has found a female companion, entering into a Relationship Agreement with neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler. In their free time, Leonard and Sheldon enjoy fantasy role-playing games with their ever-expanding universe of friends, including fellow scientists Raj, Howard and Howard's adorable microbiologist wife, Bernadette, who recently learned that they will soon be parents.

  • Uncle BuckUncle Buck | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £4.00 (66.78%)   |  RRP £9.99

    John Candy has one of his finest opportunities in this film by John Hughes (The Breakfast Club) about a perpetual screw-up (Candy) who gets his act together enough to watch over his brother's kids effectively. The late actor scores big points resurrecting elements of his more decadent persona from SCTV days, but he also has some persuasively touching, sentimental moments. Hughes's direction is not as focused as it was only a few years before, but there's no mistaking his touch. The DVD release has a widescreen presentation, production notes, biographies, Dolby sound, optional Spanish and French soundtracks. --Tom Keogh

  • The 39 Steps [1935]The 39 Steps | DVD | (19/06/2007) from £4.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (220.44%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A high point of Hitchcock's pre-Hollywood career, 1935's The Thirty-Nine Steps is the first and best of three film versions of John Buchan's rather stiff novel. Robert Donat plays Richard Hannay, who becomes embroiled in a plot to steal military secrets. He finds himself on the run; falsely accused of murder, while also pursuing the dastardly web of spies alluded to in the title. With a plot whose twists and turns match the hilly Scottish terrain in which much of the film is set, The Thirty-Nine Steps combines a breezy suavity with a palpable psychological tension. Hitchcock was already a master at conveying such tension through his cinematic methods, rather than relying just on situation or dialogue. Sometimes his ways of bringing the best out of his actors brought the worst out in himself. If the scene in which Donat is handcuffed to co-star Madeline Carroll has a certain edge, for instance, that's perhaps because the director mischievously cuffed them together in a rehearsal, then left them attached for a whole afternoon, pretending to have lost the key. The movie also introduces Hitchcock's favoured plot device, the "McGuffin" (here, the military secret), the unexplained device or "non-point" on which the movie turns. --David Stubbs

  • Toy Story 3 [DVD]Toy Story 3 | DVD | (22/11/2010) from £6.19   |  Saving you £13.80 (222.94%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The creators of the beloved Toy Story films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of our favorite gang of toy characters in TOY STORY 3.

  • The Man In The Iron Mask [1998]The Man In The Iron Mask | DVD | (01/02/2000) from £5.49   |  Saving you £10.50 (191.26%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Footnotes in film books are likely to reduce this swashbuckling adventure down to a simple description: it was the first movie to star Leonardo DiCaprio after the phenomenal success of Titanic. As such, The Man in the Iron Mask automatically attracted a box-office stampede of Leo's young female fans, but critical reaction was deservedly mixed. Having earned his directorial debut after writing the Oscar-winning script for Mel Gibson's Braveheart, Randall Wallace wrote and directed this ambitious version of the often-filmed classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. DiCaprio plays dual roles as the despotic King Louis XIV, who rules France with an iron fist, and the king's twin brother, Philippe, who languishes in prison under an iron mask, his identity concealed to prevent an overthrow of Louis' throne. But Louis' abuse of power ultimately enrages Athos (John Malkovich), one of the original Four Musketeers, who recruits his former partners (Gabriel Byrne, Gérard Depardieu, and Jeremy Irons) in a plot to liberate Philippe and install him as the king's identical replacement. Once this plot is set in motion and the Musketeers are each given moments in the spotlight, the film kicks into gear and offers plenty of entertainment in the grand style of vintage swashbucklers. But it's also sidetracked by excessive length and disposable subplots, and for all his post-Titanic star power, the boyish DiCaprio just isn't yet "man" enough to be fully convincing in his title role. Still, this is an entertaining film, no less enjoyable for falling short of the greatness to which it aspired. --Jeff Shannon

  • Richard IIIRichard III | DVD | (06/02/2006) from £13.48   |  Saving you £1.51 (11.20%)   |  RRP £14.99

    ""Why I can smile and murder while I smile And cry 'Content' to that which grieves my heart And wet my cheeks with artificial tears And frame my face to all occasions..."" Soon after Edward IV is crowned King his brother Richard a hunchback twisted in mind as well as body starts scheming for the throne of England. He woos and wins Lady Anne and then poisons Edward's mind against their brother Clarence later organising his death. But even after his coronation

  • Uncle Buck [1989]Uncle Buck | DVD | (22/01/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    John Candy has one of his finest opportunities in this film by John Hughes (The Breakfast Club) about a perpetual screw-up (Candy) who gets his act together enough to watch over his brother's kids effectively. The late actor scores big points resurrecting elements of his more decadent persona from SCTV days, but he also has some persuasively touching, sentimental moments. Hughes's direction is not as focused as it was only a few years before, but there's no mistaking his touch. The DVD release has a widescreen presentation, production notes, biographies, Dolby sound, optional Spanish and French soundtracks. --Tom Keogh

  • Treasure Island [1950]Treasure Island | DVD | (12/02/2001) from £4.85   |  Saving you £11.14 (229.69%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Strap on your pantaloons and prepare to travel with Jim Hawkins and Blind Pew to one of the most famous fictional islands in history, Treasure Island. Walt Disney's 1950 adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's swashbuckling masterpiece has held up extremely well, with action and characterisations that feel freshly minted (although it's unlikely that the Mouse of today would sanction the high level of booze flowing throughout the picture). Great fun, with nary a wasted frame and, in the character of Robert Newton's much-imitated Long John, one of cinema's most boisterously crowd-pleasing villains ever. (Proving that you can't keep a good--er, bad man down, Newton would return with director Byron Haskins for the enjoyable sequel, Long John Silver.) Watching this classic is like having a flashback to some perfect Technicolor childhood. --Andrew Wright

  • Volcano [1997]Volcano | DVD | (25/08/2003) from £9.43   |  Saving you £-3.44 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Get mindless for awhile with this 1997 disaster flick, starring the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles as a funky place for lava to spew, plus Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche as the brave souls who know how to shut off the spout. Director Mick Jackson (The Bodyguard) wastes no time getting to the good stuff--it's happening in Volcano even before opening credits are over--and neither should anyone in the mood for technical efficiency without the burden of art. --Tom Keogh

  • The Four Feathers [1939]The Four Feathers | DVD | (19/06/2007) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Far too many film versions of the The Four Feathers have been made over the years, which is especially surprising considering that this 1939 Korda brothers production is surely definitive. The film simultaneously celebrates and pokes fun at British imperialism, showing the kind of dogged stiff-upper-lippery that forged an empire, but also the blinkered attitudes and crass snobbishness of the ruling classes (and those plummy accents--did people ever really talk like that?). Whatever political subtext may or may not be read into it, though, the film is best celebrated for its magnificent vistas: partially made on location in the Sudan, as well as at the famous Denham Studios, this is British cinema from the days when it thought to rival Hollywood for sheer spectacle. Vincent Korda's production design and the glorious early colour cinematography are helped greatly by fellow Hungarian émigré Miklos Rozsa's epic score. John Clements is the notional hero, the man who is determined to show the world he is not a coward after resigning his commission (even though it would surely have saved everyone a lot of bother if he had just stuck with it) but the film is stolen by Ralph Richardson, magnificent as an officer struck blind and led to safety by Clements' Harry Faversham. The latter scenes when Richardson's Captain Durrance realises the truth and its implications are the most poignant and emotionally truthful in the film. C Aubrey Smith is delightful as the old buffer who relives his battles on the dinner table; to a modern audience, however, the "blackface" casting of John Laurie as the Khalifa strikes a discordant note. But adjusting some expectations for its vintage, this is a triumph of derring-do and far and away the most gripping version of this oft-told story on film. --Mark Walker

  • Dad's Army - The Complete Series 1 And The Lost Episodes Of Series 2 [1968]Dad's Army - The Complete Series 1 And The Lost Episodes Of Series 2 | DVD | (13/09/2004) from £4.11   |  Saving you £13.14 (461.05%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Classic TV comedy from the Home Guards at Walmington-On-Sea who are both bumbling and ineffectual as well as incompetent which makes life chaotic for all around! Originally transmitted in 1968 (and recently voted no.4 in Britain's Best Sitcom) this DVD release contains all of the first series followed by the surviving episodes of the second series. Unfortunately the other three instalments remain missing and presumed lost forever... Episodes from Series 1: The Man And The Hour:

  • Dragged Across Concrete [Blu-ray] [2019]Dragged Across Concrete | Blu Ray | (19/08/2019) from £7.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    From the cult director of Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99, and starring Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn and Tory Kittles, Dragged Across Concrete follows two police detectives who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics is leaked to the media. With little money and no options, the embittered policemen descend into the criminal underworld and find more than they wanted waiting in the shadows.

  • Pandora And The Flying Dutchman [DVD]Pandora And The Flying Dutchman | DVD | (25/05/2015) from £15.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Albert Lewin's adaptation of the 'Flying Dutchman' legend transposes the story into an upper-class English-speaking community in a small port in 1930s Spain. James Mason stars as Hendrick van der Zee, a man cursed to travel the seven seas until he can find a woman willing to die for his love. He certainly does not think he has discovered her when he meets beautiful, spoiled, nightclub singer and femme fatale Pandora Reynolds (Ava Gardner), who is engaged to be married to racing driver Stephen Cameron (Nigel Patrick) but is also being courted by hotheaded bullfighter Juan Montalvo (Mario Cabre). However, the pair soon discover that love can blossom in the unlikeliest of places.

  • Toy Story (Disney Pixar) [Special Edition]Toy Story (Disney Pixar) | DVD | (28/11/2005) from £6.25   |  Saving you £15.00 (300.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The toys celebrate their 10th birthday with this amazing double pack set.

  • Dad's Army: The Movie [1971]Dad's Army: The Movie | DVD | (16/08/2004) from £5.19   |  Saving you £6.80 (131.02%)   |  RRP £11.99

    In the 1970s the British film industry went through a craze for turning hit TV comedies into big screen features. From On the Buses (1971) to Porridge (1979), Dad's Army was one of the few which made the transition with style. Set in the small south coast town of Walmington-on-Sea in 1940, the film does have the structure of three TV episodes remade and sequenced together. Beginning with the formation of the local Home Guard, the company has a self-contained adventure on military manoeuvres, before a finale which allows for some heroism as three German officers take over the church hall. Dad's Army has all the gentle character comedy of the classic BBC TV series, benefiting enormously by retaining the entire television cast, headed by the incomparable Arthur Lowe as the blustering Captain Mainwaring and supported by the equally wonderful John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn. The cinema budget allows far superior production values to the original series, with a loving re-creation of 1940's England and some surprisingly beautiful cinematography. Above all, the film is both funny and a nostalgic reminder of a time when ordinary middle-aged and old men could be both real and movie heroes. --Gary S. Dalkin

  • Dad's Army - Christmas SpecialDad's Army - Christmas Special | DVD | (12/11/2007) from £5.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (166.95%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Episodes Comprise: 1. A happy wartime Christmas often meant pooling coupons even for simple festive fare such as shortbread biscuits and shelter cake. 2. Captain Mainwaring arranges for a sherry party for local dignitaries but during the festivities an unwelcome guest arrives. 3. As Christmas is coming the Vicar decides to hold a bazaar to raise money for comforts for troops on active duty and he asks for contributions from the troop.

  • Richard Gere - An Officer And A Gentleman / Internal Affairs / Primal FearRichard Gere - An Officer And A Gentleman / Internal Affairs / Primal Fear | DVD | (10/10/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    An Officer And A Gentleman (Dir. Taylor Hackford 1981): Zack Mayo is a young loner with a bad attitude. Tempted by the glamour and admiration of the life of a Navy pilot he decides to sign up for Officer Candidate School. After thirteen tortuous weeks under Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley (Gossett Jnr.) he slowly begins to learn the importance of discipline love and friendship. Foley warns Zack about the local girls who will do anything to catch themselves a pilot for a husband

  • Dragged Across Concrete [DVD] [2019]Dragged Across Concrete | DVD | (19/08/2019) from £4.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    From the cult director of Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99, and starring Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn and Tory Kittles, Dragged Across Concrete follows two police detectives who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics is leaked to the media. With little money and no options, the embittered policemen descend into the criminal underworld and find more than they wanted waiting in the shadows.

  • Dad's Army - Series 8Dad's Army - Series 8 | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Vintage comedy by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. As Walmington-on-Sea trembles at the thought of a mighty Nazi invasion the indefatigable Captain Mainwaring and his eager Home Guard are ready and waiting - regardless that some of them are so old they can hardly stand up... Episodes Comprise: 1. Ring Dem Bells 2. When You've Got To Go 3. Is There Still Honey For Tea? 4. Come In Your Time Is Up 5. High Finance 6. The Face On The Poster 7. My Brother And I 8. The Love Of Three Oranges

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