"Actor: John Mills"

  • Cats - Ultimate Edition [1998]Cats - Ultimate Edition | DVD | (06/05/2002) from £4.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (300.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A performance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'Cats' filmed live at the Aldelphi Theatre.

  • GandhiGandhi | DVD | (04/07/2011) from £3.00   |  Saving you £2.99 (99.67%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Gandhi is a great subject, but is Gandhi a great film? Undoubtedly it is, not least because it is one of the last old-school epics ever made, a glorious visual treat featuring tens of thousands of extras (real people, not digital effects) and sumptuous Panavision cinematography. But a true epic is about more than just widescreen photography, it concerns itself with noble subjects too, and the life story of Mahatma Gandhi is one of the noblest of all. Both the man and the film have profound things to say about the meaning of freedom and racial harmony, as well as how to achieve them. Ben Kingsley, in his first major screen role, bears the heavy responsibility of the central performance and carries it off magnificently; without his magnetic and utterly convincing portrayal the film would founder in the very first scene. Sir Richard Attenborough surrounds his main character with a cast of distinguished thespians (Trevor Howard, John Mills, John Gielgud and Martin Sheen, to name but four), none of whom do anything but provide the most sympathetic support. John Briley's literate screenplay achieves the almost impossible task of distilling the bewildering complexities of Anglo-Indian politics. Attenborough's treatment is openly reverential, but, given the saint-like character of his subject, it's hard to see how it could have been anything else. He doesn't flinch from the implication that the Mahatma was naïve to expect a unified India, for example, but instead lets Gandhi's actions speak for themselves. The outstanding achievement of this labour of love is that it tells the story of an avowed pacifist who never raised a hand in anger, of a man who never held high office, of a man who shied away from publicity, and turns it into three hours of utterly mesmerising cinema.On the DVD: The anamorphic (16:9) picture of the original 2.35:1 image has a certain softness to it that may reflect the age of the print, but somehow seems entirely in keeping with the subject . Sound is Dolby 5.1. The extras are fairly brief, but worthwhile: original newsreel footage of Gandhi includes an astonishingly patronising British news account of his visit to England; in a recent interview, Ben Kinglsey chats enthusiastically about the film and the difficulties he experienced bringing the character to life. The dull "making-of" feature is simply a montage of stills. --Mark Walker

  • Ice Cold In Alex 60th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [2017]Ice Cold In Alex 60th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (19/02/2018) from £12.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    1942: The Libyan war zone, North Africa. After a German invasion a British ambulance crew are forced to evacuate their base but become separated from the rest of their unit. Somehow they must make it to Alexandria, but how? Their only hope is a dilapidated ambulance named Katy and an irrational, alcoholic soldier known as Captain Anson. Facing landmines, Nazi troops, spies and the merciless, scorching, brutal environment of the desert, can Captain Anson face his demons and make the road to hell a journey to freedom? Features: NEW Steve Chibnall on J. Lee Thompson NEW Interview with Melanie Williams Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, University of East Anglia Interview with Sylvia Syms John Mills Home Video Footage Original Trailer Behind The Scenes Stills Gallery Extended Clip from A Very British War Movie Documentary

  • Quatermass [Blu-ray] [1979]Quatermass | Blu Ray | (27/07/2015) from £11.99   |  Saving you £18.00 (150.13%)   |  RRP £29.99

    John Mills brings a stoic intensity to the role of Professor Bernard Quatermass in this key piece of British dystopian fiction from visionary writer Nigel Kneale. Unsettling in its vision of a crumbling society coming under alien attack, Quatermass is directed with characteristic style by BAFTA winner Piers Haggard and features the high production values associated with Euston Films. Shot on 35mm, the original negatives have been used for this stunning, brand-new High Definition restoration a new 5.1 mix from original triple-track audio elements is also presented here alongside the original mono soundtrack.Bernard Quatermass, former head of the British Rocket Group, lives in seclusion in western Scotland, watching in appalled silence as Britain slowly turns into a vision of violence, gang rule and governmental collapse. A desperate search for his missing granddaughter plunges him into a terrifying situation when he comes to realise that the mass disappearance of thousands of youths is nothing less than the culling of the human species by an unknown alien intelligence...Special Features: Brand-new 5.1 mix for episodic versionBrand-new HD restoration of The Quatermass Conclusion in its original theatrical aspect ratioMusic-only tracks for all four episodesEpisode recapsTextless titles Image GalleryBooklet by archive TV historian Andrew Pixley

  • The Thirty Nine Steps [1978]The Thirty Nine Steps | DVD | (15/01/2001) from £5.99   |  Saving you £4.00 (66.78%)   |  RRP £9.99

    It's not the 1935 Hitchcock classic, but this sturdy 1978 adaptation of John Buchan's The Thirty Nine Steps is still a rollicking good adventure. In keeping with the Boys' Own derring-do of the story (set in Edwardian London and the Scottish Highlands), the movie maintains a brisk pace that's interrupted only for tea or cocktails. Robert Powell is Richard Hannay, the man who unwittingly becomes embroiled in a dastardly Prussian plot to assassinate the Greek Prime Minister. Framed for murder, Hannay must flee to Scotland and attempt to clear his name whilst outwitting the prune-faced Prussian agents. Among all the deftly choreographed action sequences and careful period settings there's a strong vein of humour in the film, and if it wasn't for the numerous murders there would be little reason for PG certification. The grand dénouement comes with the realisation that the predicted time for the assassination is linked to Big Ben; unlike the earlier movie this version climaxes memorably with Powell hanging from the clock's minute hand. It might not be Hitchcock behind the lens, but it's still jolly good fun. --Joan Byrne

  • Hobson's Choice [DVD]Hobson's Choice | DVD | (05/05/2014) from £9.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (80.08%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Henry Horatio Hobson (Academy Award -Winner Charles Laughton) is the owner of a well-established boot shop in nineteenth century Salford Lancashire and the father of three daughters. The oldest Maggie (Brenda De Banzie) shoulders both home and business responsibilities while Hobson whiles the time away at the local pub. The younger sisters are both being courted by neighbours but Hobson refuses to give the couples settlements. Maggie becomes tired of his oafish behaviour and decides to take matters into her hands by seeking a husband. Much to the hilarity and consternation of her father aged spinster Maggie sets her sights on shy Will Mossop (John Mills) Hobson's master boot-maker. Mossop is at first stunned by the suggestion but eventually agrees to Maggie's authoritative persuasion and together they set up a rival boot shop. A timeless masterpiece that marked a temporary return to David Lean's period adaptations of Dickens (Great Expectations Oliver Twist). The film went on to win multiple awards. This film has been digitally restored to its former glory. Special Features: New and exclusive interviews with Prunella Scales and screenwriter Norman Spencer

  • Swiss Family Robinson [1960]Swiss Family Robinson | DVD | (29/03/2004) from £4.75   |  Saving you £10.24 (215.58%)   |  RRP £14.99

    A family fleeing from the despotic regime of Napoleon is chased off course by a band of pirates. They are then shipwrecked on a tropical island where they begin a new and adventurous life. Based on the book by Johann Wyss.

  • Great Expectations [1946]Great Expectations | DVD | (26/09/2008) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    David Lean's masterpiece based on Charles Dickins' timeless novel about Pip, a blacksmith's apprentice who suddenly comes into great fortunes.

  • Dunkirk (Digitally Restored) [Blu-ray]Dunkirk (Digitally Restored) | Blu Ray | (25/09/2017) from £12.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A BRAND NEW RESTORATION Directed by Leslie Norman (The Long, The Short And The Tall), starring John Mills (Ice Cold In Alex, Goodbye Mr Chips, Great Expectations) Richard Attenborough (Brighton Rock, The Great Escape) and a cast featuring actual army officers, DUNKIRK is one of the most authentic representations of conflict during World War II. DUNKIRK follows the dramatic events leading up to Operation Dynamo, where upon the British Army attempted to rescue fellow soldiers and Allied troops from Nazi occupied France. Seen from the dual perspectives of a jaded journalist in search of propaganda and a weary soldier desperately trying to give his troop some hope, DUNKIRK never shies away from the brutality of war and the bravery of its soldiers.

  • Ice Cold In Alex [1958]Ice Cold In Alex | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £16.18   |  Saving you £-3.19 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A tense engrossing adventure set in the 1942 Libyan war zone in the hot Western Desert. A British ambulance officer (John Mills) escapes the siege in Tobruk and tries desperately to get his passengers to safety in Alexandria where he dreams he will have the luxury of an 'ice cold' glass of beer. His passengers include a stranded hospital nurse a Sergeant-Major and a stray South African Officer trying to return to his unit. Despite saving the group from the Germans something is not quite right about the last passenger. As he begins to undermine the group's stamina using psychological tactics the British officer begins to suspect he might be a German spy...

  • James Stewart Westerns Box Set [7 DVD]James Stewart Westerns Box Set | DVD | (31/10/2005) from £25.63   |  Saving you £-10.65 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.98

    The Rare Breed:In the 1880s Englishwoman Martha Price (Maureen O'Hara) and her daughter Hilary (Juliet Mills) come to America to sell their prize Hereford bull. The women hire Burnett (James Stewart) to help them transport the animal to its new owner Bowen (Brian Keith).Shenandoah:A dramatic story of a man caught in a dilemma. James Stewart stars as a Virginia farmer during the Civil War. He refuses to support the Confederacy because he is opposed to slavery yet he will not support the Union because he is deeply opposed to war.Night Passage:When the local railroad becomes the constant target of a band of desperadoes led by Whitey Harbin (Dan Duryea) officials recruit Grant McLaine (Stewart) to guard the payroll from any more robberies. Trouble is the gang's most skilled and lethal gunslinger The Utica Kid (Audie Murphy) is Grant's kid brother.The Far Country:James Stewart and Walter Brennan are a loner and his sidekick who figure to get rich by selling a herd of cattle at a fancy price during the wild gold rush days. They are soon caught up in a conflict with the local lawman John McIntire and his henchmen.Bend Of The River:James Stewart guides a band of pioneers from Missouri over the Oregon Trail to a new life in the Columbia River Basin in this western adventure. When the settlers are cheated out of their supplies and cattle Stewart crosses rivers climbs mountains and out-guns hijackers to ensure their survival through the first winter.Winchester '73:Frontiersman Lin McAdam (Stewart) is attempting to track down both his father's murderer and his one-of-a-kind rifle the Winchester '73 as it passes among a diverse group of desperate characters including a crazed highwayman (Dan Duryea) an immoral gunrunner (John McIntire a savage young Indian chief (Rock Hudson) and McAdam's own murderous brother (Stephen McNally)Destry Rides Again:As Destry a mild-mannered deputy who doesn't like guns Stewart is called to restore order to the frontier town of Bottleneck. He reluctantly takes the task after meeting French (Dietrich) an alluring saloon girl who belts out unforgettable show-stoppers while winning the hero's heart.

  • Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected [DVD]Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected | DVD | (29/08/2016) from £29.87   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Gandhi [1982]Gandhi | DVD | (12/02/2007) from £8.08   |  Saving you £7.91 (97.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Richard Attenborough's award-winning epic recounts the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi. In South Africa a young Indian lawyer is booted off a train for refusing to ride second-class. Upon his return to his native India and fed up with the unjust political system he joins the Indian Congress Party which encourages social change through passive resistance. When his ""subversive"" activities land him in jail masses of low-skilled workers strike to support his non-violent yet revolutionary position. Back in India Gandhi renounces the Western way of life and struggles to organize Indian labor against British colonialism. A strike costs many British soldiers their lives so the crown responds by slaughtering 1 500 Indians. Enraged the ascetic spiritual leader continues to preach pacifism until he has lead India out from under the tyranny of British imperialism.

  • Goodbye Mr Chips [1939]Goodbye Mr Chips | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.73   |  Saving you £7.26 (107.88%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Drama adapted from the novel by James Hilton, which follows the story of Latin teacher Charles Edward Chipping and his romance with Katherine Bridges, whom he meets whilst on a walking holiday in the Alps.

  • Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War [DVD]Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War | DVD | (09/03/2015) from £7.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play.  After the death of her bullying husband, the not-so-aged and downtrodden housewife Thelma Caldicot (Pauline Collins) is shipped off to the Twilight Years Rest Home by her money grabbing son and manipulative daughter in law. Appalled by the conditions, Mrs Caldicot decides to take matters into her own hands…   Review One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest for OAP's --hotdog Magazine   A showcase performance by Pauline Collins --Empire

  • Dunkirk (Digitally Restored) [DVD]Dunkirk (Digitally Restored) | DVD | (25/09/2017) from £7.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A BRAND NEW RESTORATION Directed by Leslie Norman (The Long, The Short And The Tall), starring John Mills (Ice Cold In Alex, Goodbye Mr Chips, Great Expectations) Richard Attenborough (Brighton Rock, The Great Escape) and a cast featuring actual army officers, DUNKIRK is one of the most authentic representations of conflict during World War II. DUNKIRK follows the dramatic events leading up to Operation Dynamo, where upon the British Army attempted to rescue fellow soldiers and Allied troops from Nazi occupied France. Seen from the dual perspectives of a jaded journalist in search of propaganda and a weary soldier desperately trying to give his troop some hope, DUNKIRK never shies away from the brutality of war and the bravery of its soldiers.

  • Ice Cold In Alex 60th Anniversary Edition [DVD] [2017]Ice Cold In Alex 60th Anniversary Edition | DVD | (19/02/2018) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    1942: The Libyan war zone, North Africa. After a German invasion a British ambulance crew are forced to evacuate their base but become separated from the rest of their unit. Somehow they must make it to Alexandria, but how? Their only hope is a dilapidated ambulance named Katy and an irrational, alcoholic soldier known as Captain Anson. Facing landmines, Nazi troops, spies and the merciless, scorching, brutal environment of the desert, can Captain Anson face his demons and make the road to hell a journey to freedom? Features: NEW Steve Chibnall on J. Lee Thompson NEW Interview with Melanie Williams Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, University of East Anglia Interview with Sylvia Syms John Mills Home Video Footage Original Trailer Behind The Scenes Stills Gallery Extended Clip from A Very British War Movie Documentary

  • In Which We Serve [1942]In Which We Serve | DVD | (15/09/2008) from £5.19   |  Saving you £7.80 (60.00%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Noel Coward's great British war film made at the height of World War II in 1942 tells the story of a naval destroyer and its crew as they fight for their lives in a life raft after their ship is sunk.

  • Cats - Ultimate Edition [Blu-ray] [1998] [Region Free]Cats - Ultimate Edition | Blu Ray | (02/09/2013) from £9.19   |  Saving you £5.80 (63.11%)   |  RRP £14.99

    One of the longest-running musicals in West End and Broadway history has now been re-mastered in High Definition for Blu-Ray. Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats one of the most famous musicals of all time first exploded onto the West End stage in 1981. 'Memory' one of its many classic songs became an instant worldwide hit. Since then Cats has smashed records and conquered the world. Boasting an all-star cast headed by Elaine Paige and Sir John Mills breathtaking visuals and the full digital sound of an eighty piece orchestra this Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray will lead you deep into the mysterious world of Cats. Cats - as you've never seen it before - more mesmerising and magical than you could possibly imagine. Special Features: Character Make-up with Karen Dawson Harding Making of Cats Featurette Interviews with Andrew Lloyd Webber Cameron Mackintosh Trevor Nunn Gillian Lynne John Napier Gerry Schoenfield

  • It's Great To Young [DVD]It's Great To Young | DVD | (07/03/2011) from £11.49   |  Saving you £4.50 (39.16%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Mr. Dingle is the popular music teacher in an English school but when the headmaster threatens to close down the school band the pupils have to come to his assistance using their musical skills to help.

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