"Actor: John Stride"

  • Macbeth [1971]Macbeth | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.17   |  Saving you £16.08 (411.25%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Roman Polanski's adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth remains one of the most infamous for a number of reasons: the copious amounts of bloody gore, its expert use of location settings (filmed in North Wales) and Lady Macbeth's nude sleepwalking scene. Despite its notoriety, though, this does remain one of the more compelling film adaptations of the Scottish tragedy, if one of the more pessimistic takes on the story of Macbeth and his overreaching ambition. If you think the play is normally a bit of a downer, you haven't seen Polanski's bleak version of it, made in reaction to the murder of his wife, Sharon Tate, by the Manson "family". Jon Finch (Hitchcock's Frenzy) is a forceful Macbeth, bringing out the Scot's warrior instincts, and Francesca Annis is a memorable Lady Macbeth but the main thrust of the film belongs to Polanski's and noted British playwright and critic Kenneth Tynan's take on the play: extremely violent, nihilistic and visceral; this is down-in-the-dirt, no-holds-barred Shakespeare, not fussy costume drama. Pay close attention to the end, a silent coda that puts a chilling twist on all the action that has come beforehand and foreshadows more tragedy to come. --Mark Englehart

  • Play for Today: Volume One (4-disc Blu-ray Boxset)Play for Today: Volume One (4-disc Blu-ray Boxset) | Blu Ray | (16/11/2020) from £27.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    50 years on from its first transmission, the BBC's Play for Today anthology series remains one of British television's most influential and celebrated achievements. Between 1970 and 1984, plays which combined some of the era's finest writing, acting and directing talents were broadcast direct to living rooms, regularly challenging viewers and pushing the boundaries of TV drama. Featuring plays by the likes of Ingmar Bergman, Julia Jones and Colin Welland and featuring a roster of eminent British actors, Play for Today: Volume One brings together seven iconic dramas on Bluray for the very first time, in a collection that exemplifies the breadth and brilliance of this groundbreaking series. The set includes five plays which have been restored from the original negatives held in the BBC archive. The Plays: The Lie (Written by Ingmar Bergman | Dir. Alan Bridges, 1970) Shakespeare or Bust (Written by Peter Terson | Dir. Brian Parker, 1973) Back of Beyond (Written by Julia Jones | Dir. Desmond Davis, 1974) Passage to England (Written by Leon Griffiths | Dir. John Mackenzie, 1975) Our Flesh and Blood (Written by Mike Stott | Dir. Pedr James, 1977) A Photograph (Written by John Bowen | Dir. John Glenister, 1977) Your Man from Six Counties (Written by Colin Welland | Dir. Barry Davis, 1976)

  • The Main Chance: The Complete Series [DVD]The Main Chance: The Complete Series | DVD | (22/01/2018) from £22.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Running for four enormously popular series, this thrilling Yorkshire Television drama stars John Stride as David Main, an ambitious, dynamic, occasionally impetuous young solicitor. Having cut his teeth in London, Main now returns to his native Leeds to establish his own practice. Thirsting for success yet never losing touch with his compassionate side, Main takes on lucrative, high-profile cases as well as those involving society's most underprivileged; as the series follows him through both triumph and catastrophe, his passion for his work often leads to conflict in his turbulent private life. Co-starring John Wentworth as Main's older, more cautious partner, along with Anna Palk, Margaret Ashcroft, Glynn Edwards and Sharon Maughan, this complete set contains all 45 episodes.

  • The Omen [1976]The Omen | DVD | (20/06/2006) from £4.29   |  Saving you £8.70 (202.80%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In 1976 The Omen was a hit among critics and audiences hungry for more after The Exorcist with its mixture of Gothic horror and mystery and its plot about a young boy suspected of being the personification of the Antichrist. Directed by Richard Donner (best known later for his Superman and Lethal Weapon films), The Omen gained a lot of credibility from the casting of Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as a distinguished American couple living in England, whose young son Damien bears "the mark of the beast". At a time when graphic gore had yet to dominate the horror genre, this film used its violence discreetly and to great effect, and the mood of dread and potential death is masterfully maintained. It's all a bit contrived, with a lot of biblical portent and sensational fury, but few would deny it's highly entertaining. Jerry Goldsmith's Oscar-winning score works wonders to enhance the movie's creepy atmosphere. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com On the DVD: The all-new 45-minute documentary, "666: The Omen Revealed", has contributions from all the major behind-the-scenes players, including director, editor, screenwriter (who confesses the movie was only set in England because he wanted a free trip to London), producer and composer. The latter, Jerry Goldsmith, has his Oscar-winning contribution to the movie recognised with a separate feature in which he talks through four key musical scenes in the score. There's also a thought-provoking short called "Curse or Coincidence?" in which the many bizarre accidents that happened during shooting are related, including the terrible story of what happened to the girlfriend of the man responsible for designing the decapitation scene--spooky. Director Richard Donner and editor Stuart Baird provide a chatty audio commentary to the film, and the DVD package is completed by the original theatrical trailer. --Mark Walker

  • Brannigan [1975]Brannigan | DVD | (12/01/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The story of Brannigan a tough unconventional Chicago cop who trails an international racketeer to London where he finds his methods contrast sharply with those of the stiff-upper-lipped British...

  • BBC Ghost Stories Volume Four: The Signalman / Stigma / The Ice House (DVD)BBC Ghost Stories Volume Four: The Signalman / Stigma / The Ice House (DVD) | DVD | (17/09/2012) from £12.98   |  Saving you £10.00 (100.10%)   |  RRP £19.99

    As a Christmas treat in the late 1960s and 70s, the BBC produced adaptations of ghost stories based on the works of MR James, the Cambridge academic and author of some of the most spine-tingling tales in the English language, which were broadcast to terrified viewers in the dead of winter. This was a tradition that was briefly revived by the BBC between 2007 and 2010. These adaptations, which have a subtlety and style all of their own, have been a major influence on many contemporary British horror filmmakers and have come to be some of the most sought after British TV titles of all time by their legions of eager fans. Volume four includes 1976's The Signalman, 1977's Stigma and 1978's The Ice House. Although most films in the series were based on the works of MR James, The Signalman was scripted by Andrew Davies (Pride & Prejudice) from a Charles Dickens story, while the last two films on this volume were based on original scripts.

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth [Blu-ray] [1971] [Region Free]The Tragedy of Macbeth | Blu Ray | (18/04/2016) from £20.95   |  Saving you £7.04 (33.60%)   |  RRP £27.99

    Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity. Jon Finch and Francesca Annis give performances charged with fury and sex appeal as a decorated warrior rising through the ranks and his driven wife, scheming together to take the throne by any means. Co-adapted by Polanski and the great theatre critic and dramaturge Kenneth Tynan, and shot against a series of stunning, stark British Isle landscapes, this version of Macbeth is among the most atmospheric and authentic of all Shakespeare films.

  • The Wilde Alliance - The Complete Series [DVD] [1978]The Wilde Alliance - The Complete Series | DVD | (03/08/2009) from £15.19   |  Saving you £24.80 (163.27%)   |  RRP £39.99

    The Wilde Alliance: The Complete Series

  • Lyttons' Diary: The Complete Series [DVD]Lyttons' Diary: The Complete Series | DVD | (24/10/2016) from £12.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Peter Bowles gives a memorable performance as Fleet Street's most successful gossip columnist, Neville Lytton. Co-created by Bowles, this highly popular drama started life as a single play in the Storyboard anthology before continuing through two critically acclaimed series. Featuring appearances by Gwen Taylor, Ralph Bates, Pamela Salem, Jean Kent, Elspet Gray and Lee Patterson, this set comprises both series alongside the original Storyboard play.

  • The Main Chance - Complete Series 3 [DVD][1972]The Main Chance - Complete Series 3 | DVD | (01/07/2013) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    David Main (John Stride - The Wilde Alliance) is a dynamic, highly capable, occasionally impetuous solicitor who, having gained valuable experience in London, has established a practice in his native Leeds. Although he is driven by a thirst for success, Main is a man with a conscience who often represents the most vulnerable and underprivileged - actions which frequently earn the disapproval of his more reserved and cautious partner Henry Castleton. Patrick Troughton, Gerald Flood, Stuart Wilson and Anthony Bate guest-star in this third series of Yorkshire Television's immensely popular drama, which finds Main re-evaluating both life and career as a face from the past brings formidable repercussions, a forceful newcomer joins the practice, and the conflict between Main's private life and his passion for work reaches a crisis.

  • The Main Chance - The Complete Series 4 [DVD]The Main Chance - The Complete Series 4 | DVD | (02/07/2012) from £11.77   |  Saving you £31.21 (355.47%)   |  RRP £39.99

    John Stride (The Wilde Alliance) is David Main - a dynamic, highly capable, occasionally impetuous young solicitor who has built up a successful practice in his native Leeds. Although driven by a thirst for success, Main is a man with a conscience who often represents society's most vulnerable and underprivileged - sometimes to the disapproval of his more reserved and cautious partner, Henry Castleton.This fourth series begins with Main at the top of his professional world. A successful future - despite hard economic times - seems assured. Somewhere, however, there is a lorry driver drinking just one pint too many... and in one terrible instant, David Main's life is changed forever, his entire future put at stake.

  • The Main Chance - Series 1 [DVD] [1969]The Main Chance - Series 1 | DVD | (18/05/2009) from £8.98   |  Saving you £13.00 (185.98%)   |  RRP £19.99

    After many years working in London ambitious solicitor David Main returns to his native Leeds to set up a new practice and to improve his station by working for the rich and powerful. Nevertheless he is frequently drawn to helping the underdog sometimes against his own best interests.

  • The Main Chance - Series 2 [DVD]The Main Chance - Series 2 | DVD | (18/01/2010) from £10.94   |  Saving you £29.05 (72.60%)   |  RRP £39.99

    The Main Chance: Series 2 (4 Discs)

  • Number 10 [DVD] [1983]Number 10 | DVD | (05/04/2010) from £9.41   |  Saving you £10.58 (52.90%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A revealing insight into some of the more personal incidents in the lives of past British Prime Ministers and their relationships with one of the most famous houses in the world Number 10 Downing Street. The series features William Pitt the Younger Herbert Asquith William Gladstone David Lloyd George the Duke of Wellington Benjamin Disraeli and James Ramsey MacDonald. The strong cast includes Jeremy Brett Dennis Quilley John Stride and Ian Richardson.

  • Bitter Harvest [DVD]Bitter Harvest | DVD | (12/06/2017) from £8.59   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A pretty young woman will do anything to escape her deadly dull existence in the backlots of Wales. But when she reaches the bright lights of London is the price too high?

  • The Omen [1976]The Omen | DVD | (23/10/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    He was born at 6am on the 6th day of the 6th month. The coming of Armageddon the site of the final confrontation between the forces of good and evil as foretold in the Book of Revelations will begin with the birth of the son of Satan - in human form. Unable to tell his wife Katherine the tragic news of their still-born son American diplomat Robert Thorn accepts a new-born orphan as his son. Details of the child's birth remain a secret but as the boy Damien grows older it becom


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