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  • The Mighty Ducks Collection [DVD] [1992]The Mighty Ducks Collection | DVD | (28/09/2009) from £7.99   |  Saving you £-0.12 (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.87

    The Mighty Ducks: Screen favorite Emilio Estevez (Stakeout Young Guns) stars in The Mighty Ducks the hilarious comedy that made moviegoers stand up and cheer! Tough trial lawyer Gordon Bombay (Estevez) never loses. But when he's slapped with a community service assignment he must coach a ragtag team of pee wee hockey players who can't skate can't score and can't win! Reluctantly Bombay takes on the assignment and soon realizes that there are more important things than winning. Armed with this new attitude feathers fly as Bombay and The Ducks battle along to the toughest game of their lives! D2: The Mighty Ducks: Duck power triumphs again! (American Movie Classics) when everyone's favorite peewee hockey team returns to the ice for more slapshot action and slapstick laughter! The Mighty Ducks are thrilled to be chosen to compete in the Junior Goodwill Games as Team USA. They'll be facing off against the best teams from all over the world -- including the meanest team that ever sliced up the ice! Are they out of their league? Has Coach Bombay (Emilio Estevez) let the big time go to his head forgetting that it's just a game? But when a street hockey gang teaches the Ducks to get tough the Coach remembers how to have fun ... and the Ducks show the world the true meaning of Duck Power! D3: The Mighty Ducks: Emilio Estevez and the original Ducks are back in this fast-moving comedy starring the most popular hockey team in movie history! After the Ducks win scholarships to a snooty private school Coach Bombay (Estevez) announces that he's moving on to greener pastures with the Goodwill Games. Shortly after the team arrives at Eden Hall Academy they inherit a new coach who turns out to be their worst nightmare when he strips Charlie Conway (Joshua Jackson) of his position as captain! Then with their scholarships on the line they face their toughest rival -- the 10-time championship varsity team! The Ducks and their opponents engage in a series of hilarious pranks to warm up for their battle on the ice. And in a thrilling and climactic third-period battle the Ducks must prove why they are called the Mighty Ducks! The quack attack is back! - and D3 will have you and your family cheering!

  • Patch Adams [1999]Patch Adams | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.79   |  Saving you £4.20 (72.54%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Patch Adams raises two schools of thought: there are those who are inspired by the true story of a troubled man who finds happiness in helping others--a man set on changing the world and who may well accomplish the task. And then there are those who feel manipulated by this feel-good story, who want to smack the young medical student every time he begins his silly antics. Staving off suicidal thoughts, Hunter Adams commits himself into a psychiatric ward, where he not only garners the nickname "Patch" but learns the joy in helping others. To this end, he decides to go to medical school, where he clashes with the staid conventions of the establishment as he attempts to inject humour and humanity into his treatment of the patients ("We need to start treating the patient as well as the disease", he declares throughout the film). Robin Williams, in the title role, is as charming as ever, although someone should tell him to broaden his range--the ever-cheerful, do-gooder à la Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society is getting a little old. His sidekick Truman (Daniel London) steals the show with his gawky allure and eyebrows that threaten to overtake his lean face--he seems more real, which is odd considering that Patch Adams does exist and this film is based on his life. Monica Potter is the coolly reluctant love interest and she makes the most of her one-dimensional part. While moments of true heartfelt emotion do come through, the major flaw of this film is that the good guys are just so gosh-darn good and the bad ones are just big meanies with no character development. Patch Adams, though, does provide the tears, the giggles and the kooky folks who will keep you smiling at the end. --Jenny Brown

  • The Family Man [2000]The Family Man | DVD | (02/07/2001) from £6.73   |  Saving you £13.26 (197.03%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Nicolas Cage stars in this seasonal tale as a single, hugely successful Wall Street dealer who gets to see what his life could have been like, had he married his college sweetheart.

  • Absence Of Malice [1981]Absence Of Malice | DVD | (16/07/2001) from £6.73   |  Saving you £13.26 (197.03%)   |  RRP £19.99

    In 1981, Absence of Malice was a prescient drama set in the world of journalism just before its power exploded out of control. The title refers to a verbal loophole effectively allowing invasion of privacy. After months of fruitlessly investigating the disappearance of a prominent figure, the Justice Division contrive to leak a story that'll flush out information. Unfortunately they pick on the one news gal with a moral backbone lurking behind the all-business façade. Sally Field is superb at controlling the contradictions within Megan, and is perfect next to the resolutely calm Gallagher (an Oscar-nominated Paul Newman). His bogus investigation is sure to backfire, and once the two get together it does so in the most satisfying of ways. Shot in gloriously sunny Miami locations, the film has a constant atmosphere of realism. When it's time to point the finger of blame, the film is given over to the starriest of cameos from Wilfred Brimley as the straight-talking Assistant Attorney General. His differentiation between truth and accuracy ought to be required learning for all journalists. On the DVD: The sound may be mono, but the picture is crisp enough. A minute-long deleted scene expanding Gallagher's business crisis is in poor condition however and doesn't add much. Neither does the theatrical trailer or three mini Filmographies of director Sidney Pollack, Newman and Field. The real extra treat is a 30-minute documentary, which features new interviews with Pollack, writer Kurt Luedtke, Newman and Field. Everyone has fond memories of making the film, even Field despite her bruises after the rough-and-tumble scene with the usually genteel Newman. --Paul Tonks

  • K-19: The Widowmaker / Witness / Clear And Present DangerK-19: The Widowmaker / Witness / Clear And Present Danger | DVD | (11/10/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    K-19 The Widowmaker (Dir. Kathryn Bigelow 2002): Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson star in a thrilling action-drama inspired by the true story of a Soviet submarine crew trying to save its vessel from a nuclear meltdown - and avert global war. Witness (Dir. Peter Weir 1985): When a young Amish woman (McGillis) and her son (Haas) are caught up in the murder of an undercover narcotics agent their unlikely savior proves to be the worldly and cynical Philadelphia detective J

  • Oliver's StoryOliver's Story | DVD | (08/11/2004) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Reprising his role as Oliver Barrett Ryan O' Neal returns in the sequel to box-office smash-hit 'Love Story' the tale of Oliver trying to re-build his life after the death of his young wife. Co-starring Ray Milland (as Oliver Barrett III) and Candice Bergen as the beautiful and captivating Marcie the film follows Oliver as he meets and falls in love with Marcie. However no matter how hard Oliver tries to accommodate the absence of his dead wife he is unable to develop any so

  • The Next Best Thing [2000]The Next Best Thing | DVD | (09/04/2001) from £5.38   |  Saving you £10.61 (197.21%)   |  RRP £15.99

    He was smart, handsome and single. When her biological clock was running out, he was... the next best thing

  • Shaft [2000]Shaft | DVD | (09/04/2001) from £3.29   |  Saving you £12.70 (386.02%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Samuel Jackson stars as "the cat who won’t cop out when’s there’s danger all about" in this new take on the blaxploitation classic.

  • Dirty Harry [1971]Dirty Harry | DVD | (21/01/2002) from £5.99   |  Saving you £10.99 (366.33%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Whether or not you can sympathise with its fascistic/vigilante approach to law enforcement, Dirty Harry (directed by star Clint Eastwood's longtime friend and directorial mentor, Don Siegel) is one hell of an American cop thriller. The movie makes evocative use of its San Francisco locations as cop Harry Callahan (Eastwood) tracks the elusive "Scorpio killer" who has been terrorising the city by the Bay. As the psychopath's trail grows hotter, Harry becomes increasingly impatient and intolerant of the frustrating obstacles (departmental red tape, individuals' civil rights) that he feels are keeping him from doing his job. A characteristically taut and tense piece of filmmaking from Siegel (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Shootist, Escape from Alcatraz), it also remains a fascinating slice of American pop culture. It was a big hit (followed by four sequels) that obviously reflected--or exploited--the almost obsessive or paranoid fears and frustrations many Americans felt about crime in the streets. At a time when "law and order" was a familiar slogan for political candidates, Harry Callahan may have represented neither, but from his point of view his job was simple: stop criminals. To him that end justified any means he deemed necessary. --Jim Emerson

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 40th Anniversary [Blu-ray  + Bonus Disc] [2017]Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 40th Anniversary | Blu Ray | (09/10/2017) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Released in 1977, Close Encounters of the Third Kind was that year's cerebral alternative to Star Wars. It's arguably the archetypal Spielberg film, featuring a fantasy-meets-reality storyline (to be developed further in E.T.), a misunderstood Everyman character (Richard Dreyfuss), apparently hostile government agents (long before The X-Files), a sense of childlike awe in the face of the otherworldly, and a sweeping feel for epic film-making learned from the classic school of David Lean. Contributing to the film's overall success are the Oscar-winning cinematography from Vilmos Zsigmond, Douglas Trumbull's lavish effects and an extraordinary score from John Williams that develops from eerie atonality à la Ligeti to the gorgeous sentiment of "When You Wish Upon a Star" over the end credits. Not content with the final result, Spielberg tinkered with the editing and inserted some new scenes to make a "Special Edition" in 1980 which ran three minutes shorter than the original, then made further revisions to create a slightly longer "Collector's Edition" in 1998. This later version deletes the mothership interior scenes that were inserted in the "Special Edition" and restores the original ending. On the DVD: CE3K is packaged here with confusing documentation that fails to make clear any differences between earlier versions of the film and this "Collector's Edition"--worse, the back cover blurb misleadingly implies that this disc is the 1980 "Special Edition" edit. It is not. A gorgeous anamorphic widescreen print of Spielberg's 1998 "Collector's Edition" edit occupies the first disc: this is the version with the original theatrical ending restored but new scenes from the "Special Edition" retained. The second disc rounds up sundry deleted scenes that were either dropped from the original version or never made it into the film at all--fans of the "Special Edition" can find the mothership interior sequence here. The excellent "making-of" documentary dates from 1997 and has interviews with almost everyone involved, including the director speaking from the set of Saving Private Ryan. Thankfully the superb picture and sound of the feature make this set entirely compelling and more than compensate for the inadequate packaging. --Mark Walker

  • Strange Days [Blu-ray]Strange Days | Blu Ray | (25/09/2017) from £6.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    James Cameron wrote the script for this not-so-futuristic science fiction tale about a former vice cop (Ralph Fiennes) who now sells addicting, virtual reality clips that allow a user to experience the recorded sensations of others. He becomes embroiled in a murder conspiracy, tries to save a former girlfriend (Juliette Lewis), and has a romance with his chauffeur and bodyguard (Angela Bassett). Cameron's ex-wife, director Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break), brought the whole, busy, violent enterprise to the screen, and while the film's socially relevant heart is in the right place, its excesses wear one out. Some of the casting doesn't quite click either: Fiennes isn't really right for his nervous role, and Lewis is annoying (and unbelievable as the hero's much-yearned-for former squeeze). Expect some ugly if daring moments with the virtual reality stuff. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • Malice [1994]Malice | DVD | (19/02/2001) from £17.98   |  Saving you £-5.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Movie critic Roger Ebert made this amusing observation about Malice: "This is the only movie I can recall in which an entire subplot about a serial killer is thrown in simply for atmosphere". He's referring to the fact that this hokey but highly charged thriller is so packed with plot twists and red herrings that you'll soon find yourself so confused that you just have to sit back and hope that it will all make sense by the time the credits roll. It never does make much sense, but the movie at least has the look, feel, and twisted momentum of a really good thriller, and the talent on both sides of the camera is pretty impressive. Alec Baldwin plays a hot-shot surgeon who meets up with an old med-school buddy (Bill Pullman), whose wife (Nicole Kidman) has no objections when Baldwin moves into the upstairs room of their New England Victorian home. The situation's ripe for intrigue, suspicion, temptation, emergency surgery, legal proceedings, and just about anything else you'd find in a movie that desperately struggles to out-Hitchcock Hitchcock. Talk about McGuffins--this movie's chock full of 'em! When the plot thickens to the consistency and clarity of quicksand, you can still enjoy the darkly stylish work of master cinematographer Gordon Willis--or you can check out director Harold Becker's more coherent thriller Sea of Love. With Kidman and Baldwin working up a steamy lather, this one's just fun enough to be an agreeable waste of time. --Jeff Shannon

  • Target [1985]Target | DVD | (05/07/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    From acclaimed director Arthur Penn Target is an intense spy-thriller starring Gene Hackman and Matt Dillon as a father and son who attempt to rescue their estranged wife/mother who has been kidnapped in Paris. Chris Lloyd does not get along with his father. He is too cautious and never tries anything new and Chris had to live by the same standards when he was growing up. But when his mother is kidnapped Walter turns into a man of action. Suddenly Chris discovers something he nev

  • Dirty Harry [1971]Dirty Harry | DVD | (02/10/2006) from £8.08   |  Saving you £5.91 (42.20%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Whether or not you can sympathise with its fascistic/vigilante approach to law enforcement, Dirty Harry (directed by star Clint Eastwood's longtime friend and directorial mentor, Don Siegel) is one hell of an American cop thriller. The movie makes evocative use of its San Francisco locations as cop Harry Callahan (Eastwood) tracks the elusive "Scorpio killer" who has been terrorising the city by the Bay. As the psychopath's trail grows hotter, Harry becomes increasingly impatient and intolerant of the frustrating obstacles (departmental red tape, individuals' civil rights) that he feels are keeping him from doing his job. A characteristically taut and tense piece of filmmaking from Siegel (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Shootist, Escape from Alcatraz), it also remains a fascinating slice of American pop culture. It was a big hit (followed by four sequels) that obviously reflected--or exploited--the almost obsessive or paranoid fears and frustrations many Americans felt about crime in the streets. At a time when "law and order" was a familiar slogan for political candidates, Harry Callahan may have represented neither, but from his point of view his job was simple: stop criminals. To him that end justified any means he deemed necessary. --Jim Emerson

  • Witness [1985]Witness | DVD | (02/10/2000) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    When Samuel (Lukas Haas), a young Amish boy travelling with his mother Rachel (Kelly McGillis), witnesses the murder of a police officer in a public restroom, he and his mother become the temporary wards of John Book (Harrison Ford), a detective who's been assigned to solve the crime. After suspect line-ups and mug-shot books yield nothing, Samuel, in the most memorable scene of the film, recognizes the murderer as a narcotics agent whose picture he sees in the precinct. Once Book realizes that the police chief is in on it, too, he whisks Samuel and Rachel back home to Amish country, where he himself goes into hiding as a plain Amish man. Witness' juxtaposition of the life of the Amish and the violence of inner-city police corruption work surprisingly well for the story, and Kelly McGillis as the falling in love widow gives an almost perfect performance. Directed by Peter Weir, the film is extremely successful in drawing the viewer into its world and, accordingly, is immensely entertaining. The only thing that mars its polish is the one-dimensional, almost cartoonish handling of the upper-echelon police corruption--a subtler, more realistic treatment of this aspect of the story would have rendered the film near perfect. --James McGrath, Amazon.com

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 40th Anniversary Limited Edition [4K UHD + Blu-ray + Bonus Disc) [2017]Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 40th Anniversary Limited Edition | 4K UHD | (09/10/2017) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Anybody who has written him off because of his string of stinkers--or anybody who's too young to remember The Goodbye Girl --may be shocked at the accomplishment and nuance of Richard Dreyfuss's performance in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Here, he plays a man possessed; contacted by aliens, he (along with other members of the "chosen") is drawn toward the site of the incipient landing: Devil's Tower, in rural Wyoming. As in many Spielberg films, there are no personalized enemies; the struggle is between those who have been called and a scientific establishment that seeks to protect them by keeping them away from the arriving spacecraft. The ship, and the special effects in general, are every bit as jaw-dropping on the small screen as they were in the theater (well, almost). Released in 1977 as a cerebral alternative to the swashbuckling science fiction epics then in vogue, Close Encounters now seems almost wholesome in its representation of alien contact and interested less in philosophising about extra-terrestrials than it is in examining the nature of the inner "call." Ultimately a motion picture about the obsession of the driven artist or determined visionary, Close Encounters comes complete with the stock Spielberg wives and girlfriends who seek to tether the dreamy, possessed protagonists to the more mundane concerns of the everyday. So a spectacular, seminal motion picture indeed, but one with gender politics that are all too terrestrial. --Miles Bethany, Amazon.com

  • Strange Days [1996]Strange Days | DVD | (07/03/2005) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    James Cameron wrote the script for Strange Days, a not-so-futuristic science fiction tale about a former vice cop (Ralph Fiennes) who now sells addictive, virtual reality clips that allow a user to experience the recorded sensations of others. He becomes embroiled in a murder conspiracy, tries to save a former girlfriend (Juliette Lewis), and has a romance with his chauffeur and bodyguard (Angela Bassett). Cameron's ex-wife, director Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break), brought the whole, busy, violent enterprise to the screen, and while the film's socially relevant heart is in the right place, its excesses wear one out. Some of the casting doesn't quite click either: Fiennes isn't really right for his nervous role, and Lewis is annoying (and unbelievable as the hero's much-yearned-for former squeeze). Expect some ugly if daring moments with the virtual reality stuff. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • Mighty Ducks Are The Champions [1993]Mighty Ducks Are The Champions | DVD | (12/02/2001) from £5.49   |  Saving you £9.50 (173.04%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Screen favourite Emilio Estevez stars in the hilarious comedy hit The Mighty Ducks are the Champions! Aggressive trial lawyer Gordon Bombay (Estevez) has never lost a case. But when he's sentenced to a community service assignment he must coach a ragtag team of Pee Wee Hockey players who can't skate can't score and can't win! First he teaches the hapless team everything about winning and then they teach him that winning isn't everything. Watch the pucks fly as they battle their w

  • Close Encounters Of The Third Kind [Blu-ray]Close Encounters Of The Third Kind | Blu Ray | (23/10/2017) from £17.31   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Steven Spielberg's scifi blockbuster, now fully restored in 4K. Richard Dreyfuss stars as cable worker Roy Neary, who experiences a close encounter of the first kind witnessing UFOs soaring across the sky. Meanwhile, government agents have close encounters of the second kind discovering physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitors in the form of a lost fighter aircraft from World War II and a stranded military ship that disappears decades earlier only to suddenly reappear in an unusual place. Roy and the agents follow the clues that have drawn them to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind contact. Includes All 3 Versions of the Film: Theatrical Version, Special Edition & Director's Cut - all restored in 4K.

  • Moonlight And Valentino [1995]Moonlight And Valentino | DVD | (07/02/2005) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    This is a powerful comedy drama about four women who discover untapped strength within themselves when they finally let go of what divides them. In the blink of an eye the happily married Rebecca Lott becomes a widow or as she puts it 'the w word'. She is not alone for long however when her eccentric friend Sylvia neurotic younger sister Lucy and controlling ex-stepmother Alberta move in with a lot of baggage - both emotional and literal! But when Alberta hires a sexy house paint

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