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  • The Secret Garden [1993]The Secret Garden | DVD | (22/11/1999) from £4.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (180.36%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Filmed before (and quite nicely) in 1949, Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's story was remade for this admirable 1993 release, executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by acclaimed Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland. Splendidly adapted by Edward Scissorhands screenwriter Caroline Thompson, the film opens in India during the early 1900s, when young Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly) is orphaned and sent to England to live in Misselthwaite Manor, the gloomy estate of her brooding and melancholy uncle, Lord Craven (John Lynch). Because the uncle is almost always away on travels, struggling to forget the death of his beloved wife, Mary is left mostly alone to explore the estate. Eventually she befriends the young brother of a staff maid and Lord Craven's apparently crippled son, who has been needlessly bedridden for years. Together the three children restore a neglected garden on the estate grounds, and in doing so they set the stage for a moving reaffirmation of life and love. Filmed with graceful style and careful attention to the intelligence and cleverness of young children, The Secret Garden is that rarest breed of family film that transcends its own generic category, encouraging a sense of wonder and optimism to become a rewarding experience for viewers of any age. --Jeff Shannon

  • Sliding Doors [1998]Sliding Doors | DVD | (06/08/2001) from £4.49   |  Saving you £11.50 (71.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Nice concept, shaky execution--that about sums up the mixed blessings of British actor Peter Howitt's intelligent but forgivably flawed debut as a writer-director. It's got more emotional depth than most frothy romantic comedies and its central idea--the parallel tracking of two possible destinies for a young London professional played by Gwyneth Paltrow--is full of involving possibilities. It's essentially a what-if scenario with Helen (Paltrow) at the centre of two slightly but significantly different romantic trajectories, one involving her two-timing boyfriend (John Lynch)and the other with an amiable chap (John Hannah) who represents a happier outcome. That's the film's basic problem, however: the two scenarios are so romantically unbalanced (one guy's a total cad, the other charmingly sincere) that Helen inadvertently comes off looking foolish and needlessly confused. Still, this remains a pleasant experiment and Howitt's dialogue is witty enough to keep things entertaining. It's also a treat for Paltrow fans; not only does the svelte actress handle a British accent without embarrassing herself but she gets to play two subtle variations of the same character, sporting different wardrobes and hairstyles in a role that plays into her glamorous off-screen persona. --Jeff Shannon

  • Wreck-It Ralph [DVD]Wreck-It Ralph | DVD | (03/06/2013) from £8.19   |  Saving you £-1.20 (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.99

    Prepare for adventure with one of the very best from Disney Animation Studios (Jonathan Ross). A hilarious arcade-game-hopping journey in Disney's Wreck-It Ralph. For decades Ralph has played the bad guy in his popular video game. In a bold move he embarks on an action-packed adventure and sets out to prove to everyone that he is a true hero with a big heart. As he explores exciting new worlds he teams up with some unlikely new friends including feisty misfit Vanellope Von Schweetz. Then when an evil enemy threatens their world Ralph realises he holds the fate of the entire arcade in his massive hands. Featuring an all-star voice cast and breakthrough bonus features that take you even deeper into the world of video games Disney's Wreck-It Ralph has something for every player. Special Features: Paperman

  • Secret Garden, The / Black Beauty [1993]Secret Garden, The / Black Beauty | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.38   |  Saving you £5.61 (51.00%)   |  RRP £10.99

    It's a special garden where friendships blossom illnesses fade away and sorrows flee. There troubled orphan Mary (Kate Maberly) her spoiled sickly cousin Colin (Heydon Prowse) and kindly country boy Dickon (Andrew Knott) discover that a world of caring can make a world of difference. Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic story blooms anew in this enchanting new version lovingly adapted by Caroline Thompson and directed by Agnieszka Holland also starring Maggie Smith and John Lynch.

  • Fargo Special Edition [1996]Fargo Special Edition | DVD | (21/04/2003) from £4.79   |  Saving you £15.20 (76.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Leave it to the wildly inventive Coen brothers to concoct a fiendishly clever kidnap caper with Fargo that's simultaneously a comedy of errors, a Midwestern satire, a taut suspense thriller and a violent tale of criminal misfortune. It all begins when a hapless car salesman (played to perfection by William H. Macy) ineptly orchestrates the kidnapping of his own wife. The plan goes horribly awry in the hands of bumbling bad guys Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare (one of them being described by a local girl as "kinda funny lookin'" and "not circumcised"), and the pregnant sheriff of Brainerd, Minnesota, (played exquisitely by Frances McDormand in an Oscar-winning role) is suddenly faced with a case of multiple murders. Her investigation is laced with offbeat observations about life in the rural hinterland of Minnesota and North Dakota, and Fargo embraces its local yokels with affectionate humour. At times shocking and hilarious, this is utterly unique and distinctly American, bearing the unmistakable stamp of its inspired creators. --Jeff ShannonOn the DVD:Fargo, Special Edition presents the movie in anamorphic widescreen (16:9) with Dolby 5.1 available in a choice of English, French or Spanish. Extras include a rare 20-minute interview with the Coens and Frances McDormand, dating from the time of the movie's release, and the 27-minute retrospective documentary, "Minnesota Nice", which has more interviews with the principal cast and crew. There's a "Coen Brothers' Family Tree" listing actors who have collaborated with the duo, and an on-screen trivia track which, among other nuggets, provides a history of pancakes after Peter Stormare's character famously demands "Where is pancakes house?". Cinematographer Roger Deakins provides an intermittent commentary mostly concerned with technical issues. The text of an American Cinematographer article about Deakins and the Coens, trailers and a behind-the-scenes photo gallery complete the package. --Mark Walker

  • From Hell - Single Disc Edition [2001] [2002]From Hell - Single Disc Edition | DVD | (06/10/2003) from £4.19   |  Saving you £13.80 (329.36%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Adapted from the acclaimed graphic novel this dark film follows the police investigation into the Jack The Ripper killings in Victorian London, with Johnny Depp as Scotland Yard Detective Fredrick Abberlines.

  • Wreck-It Ralph [Blu-ray][Region Free]Wreck-It Ralph | Blu Ray | (03/06/2013) from £11.98   |  Saving you £-1.99 (-19.90%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Prepare for adventure with one of the very best from Disney Animation Studios (Jonathan Ross). A hilarious arcade-game-hopping journey in Disney's Wreck-It Ralph. For decades Ralph has played the bad guy in his popular video game. In a bold move he embarks on an action-packed adventure and sets out to prove to everyone that he is a true hero with a big heart. As he explores exciting new worlds he teams up with some unlikely new friends including feisty misfit Vanellope Von Schweetz. Then when an evil enemy threatens their world Ralph realises he holds the fate of the entire arcade in his massive hands. Featuring an all-star voice cast and breakthrough bonus features that take you even deeper into the world of video games Disney's Wreck-It Ralph has something for every player. Bring home the ultimate reward on Disney Blu-ray! Special Features: Paperman Bit by Bit: Creating the Worlds of Wreck-It Ralph Alternate and Deleted Scenes Video Game Commercials

  • Mercury Rising [1998]Mercury Rising | DVD | (04/10/1999) from £6.76   |  Saving you £4.49 (81.64%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Take off your thinking caps and toss 'em in a corner, 'cos you won't need 'em when you're watching this deliriously dumb thriller from 1997. Bruce Willis stars as a demoted FBI agent who comes to the aid of an autistic boy whose mind holds a potentially deadly secret. It seems that by gazing on a puzzle magazine and making order out of a hidden system of numbers, the 9-year-old autistic boy (Miko Hughes) has accidentally deciphered a sophisticated top-secret government code. This makes him the prime target of the ruthless bureaucrat (Alec Baldwin, in one of his silliest roles) and Willis comes to the rescue. This formulaic thriller sets up this plot with a lot of entertaining urgency but you can't give any thought to Mercury Rising or the whole movie collapses under the weight of its own illogic and nonsense. The redeeming values are the performances of Willis, young Hughes and newcomer Kim Dickens as a woman who agrees (perhaps too easily, it seems) to aid Willis in his plot to out manoeuvre the bad guys. Mercury Rising is not a waste of time compared to other formulaic thrillers but its entertainment value depends on how much you enjoy being smarter than the movie. --Jeff Shannon

  • Frenchman's Farm [1987]Frenchman's Farm | DVD | (27/08/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A woman's car breaks down in the country and when she goes to get help she's whisked back in time to 1944 and witnesses a murder. Returning to her car time reverts to normal but unable to convince anyone of her story she investigates the crime herself...

  • Love Happens [DVD]Love Happens | DVD | (08/02/2010) from £4.09   |  Saving you £15.90 (79.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Aniston star in the romantic drama "Love Happens". When a self-help author arrives in Seattle to teach a sold-out seminar, he unexpectedly meets the one person who might finally be able to help him help himself.

  • Volcano [1997]Volcano | DVD | (25/08/2003) from £4.89   |  Saving you £1.10 (18.40%)   |  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

  • Wreck-It Ralph [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray][Region Free]Wreck-It Ralph | Blu Ray | (03/06/2013) from £16.09   |  Saving you £9.90 (38.10%)   |  RRP £25.99

    Prepare for adventure with one of the very best from Disney Animation Studios (Jonathan Ross). A hilarious arcade-game-hopping journey in Disney's Wreck-It Ralph. For decades Ralph has played the bad guy in his popular video game. In a bold move he embarks on an action-packed adventure and sets out to prove to everyone that he is a true hero with a big heart. As he explores exciting new worlds he teams up with some unlikely new friends including feisty misfit Vanellope Von Schweetz. Then when an evil enemy threatens their world Ralph realises he holds the fate of the entire arcade in his massive hands. Featuring an all-star voice cast and breakthrough bonus features that take you even deeper into the world of video games Disney's Wreck-It Ralph has something for every player. Bring home the ultimate reward on Disney Blu-ray! Special Features: BD-Paperman Bit by Bit: Creating the Worlds of Wreck-It Ralph Alternate and Deleted Scenes Video Game Commercials 3D-Paperman

  • Mission Without PermissionMission Without Permission | DVD | (18/10/2004) from £4.69   |  Saving you £11.30 (240.94%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Mission Impossible y'know for kids! This Hollywood remake of the Danish blockbuster 'Klatretosen' sees 12 year old Maddy (Kristen Stewart) and her friends using all their skills to raise money (by 'appropriating' money from a bank's vault protected by hi-tech security!) for an operation that may help Maddy's father walk again...

  • The Founder [DVD]The Founder | DVD | (12/06/2017) from £3.29   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The incredible true story of how Ray Kroc (Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton, Spotlight, Birdman), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac (John Carroll Lynch, Jackie) and Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman, 22 Jump Street), who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. So impressed by the brothers' 'speedy system' Kroc risked his marriage, bankruptcy and his reputation to create a billion-dollar empire that revolutionised the world. From director John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side) and writer Robert D. Siegel (The Wrestler) comes a stunning and shocking portrayal of the man whose hunger for the American Dream ate away everything he knew.

  • The Founder [Blu-ray]The Founder | Blu Ray | (12/06/2017) from £7.19   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The incredible true story of how Ray Kroc (Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton, Spotlight, Birdman), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac (John Carroll Lynch, Jackie) and Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman, 22 Jump Street), who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. So impressed by the brothers' 'speedy system' Kroc risked his marriage, bankruptcy and his reputation to create a billion-dollar empire that revolutionised the world. From director John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side) and writer Robert D. Siegel (The Wrestler) comes a stunning and shocking portrayal of the man whose hunger for the American Dream ate away everything he knew.

  • Jackie [DVD]Jackie | DVD | (29/05/2017) from £4.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of Camelot that they created and loved so well.

  • Never Mind The Quality, Feel The Width [DVD] [1968]Never Mind The Quality, Feel The Width | DVD | (13/08/2012) from £11.54   |  Saving you £28.45 (71.10%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Never Mind The Quality Feel The Width (4 Discs)

  • Bubble Boy [2001]Bubble Boy | DVD | (05/08/2002) from £6.46   |  Saving you £8.53 (56.90%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Innocuous, innocent and somewhat idiotic, Disney's bubbleheaded road-movie comedy Bubble Boy plays as a farcical remake of the 1976 cult TV-movie melodrama The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. Jake Gyllenhaal is the good-hearted innocent raised in a sort of human Habitrail of plastic rooms and rubber tunnels. To win back the girl of his dreams (Marley Shelton), he steps out of his indoor greenhouse and into a homemade Ziplock bubble suit. It's the usual story: naive innocent bounces down the highway like a beach ball with legs and wins over the wacky supporting cast of soft-hearted bikers, zombie-like teenage cultists and orphaned "freaks" through purity and pluck. The premise wears thin after a while, but Gyllenhaal keeps the film bounding along with goofy innocence and energetic eagerness. Swoosie Kurtz costars as his religious-zealot clinging mom. Watch for Fabio in an inspired cameo. --Sean Axmaker On the DVD: Bubble Boy contains a surprising amount of special features for what is essentially a B-movie comedy. These include a long winded multi-interview about the main star of the film, the Bubble suit itself; a director's diary, charting the events around the time of filming the movie; a "Production Design Gallery" including intricate pencil drawings and a story board of the Niagara Falls sequence. Along with this, director Blair Hayes and Jake Gyllenhaal offer a gabbled conversation rather than a commentary. --Nikki Disney

  • Isolation [2005]Isolation | DVD | (17/09/2007) from £9.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (37.50%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A horror film set on a lonely farm in rural Ireland On a remote Irish farm five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong.

  • Face/Off [1997]Face/Off | DVD | (11/06/2001) from £4.69   |  Saving you £11.30 (240.94%)   |  RRP £15.99

    At his best, director John Woo turns action movies into ballets of blood and bullets grounded in character drama. Face/Off marks Woo's first American film to reach the pitched level of his best Hong Kong work (Hard-Boiled). He takes a patently absurd premise--hero and villain exchange identities by literally swapping faces in science-fiction plastic surgery--and creates a double-barrelled revenge film driven by the split psyches of its newly redefined characters. FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) must play the villain to move through the underworld while psychotic terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) becomes a perversely paternal family man, while using every tool at his disposal to destroy his nemesis. Travolta vamps Cage's tics and flamboyant excess with the grace of a dancer after his transformation from cop to criminal, while Cage plays the sullen, bottled-up agent excruciatingly trapped behind the face of the man who killed his son. His attempts to live up to the terrorist's reputation become cathartic explosions of violence that both thrill and terrify him. This is merely icing on the cake for action fans, the dramatic backbone for some of the most visceral action thrills ever. Woo fills the screen with one show-stopping set-piece after another, bringing a poetic grace to the action freakout with sweeping camerawork and sophisticated editing. This marriage of melodrama and mayhem ups the ante from cops-and-robbers clich├ęs to a conflict of near-mythic levels. --Sean Axmaker

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