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  • Rose Red [2001]Rose Red | DVD | (10/02/2003) from £6.49   |  Saving you £7.50 (115.56%)   |  RRP £13.99

    The leisurely pace of the horror miniseries Rose Red is like settling into a long book full of detail--a book not unlike those of Stephen King, who wrote the script. The story (about a researcher into the paranormal who takes a team of psychics into a haunted house) recycles themes that King has used before--a telekinetic girl, a house with its own consciousness--but for his fans, the familiarity is probably comfortable and even enjoyable. The cast (including Nancy Travis, Julian Sands, and Melanie Lynsky from Heavenly Creatures) gives committed performances, and the special effects are television-grade but used pretty well. Most of it doesn't make much sense, but at its best Rose Red is absurd and creepy at the same time. --Bret Fetzer

  • The Killing Fields [1984]The Killing Fields | DVD | (10/07/2006) from £5.69   |  Saving you £10.30 (181.02%)   |  RRP £15.99

    When the Khmer Rouge captured the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh in 1975 many thought the killing would end. Instead it started a long nightmare in which three million Cambodians would lose their lives in the killing fields... The Killing Fields is an epic true story of friendship and survival produced by David Puttnam (Chariots of Fire) and directed by Roland Joffe (The Mission). Sam Waterston plays Sydney Schanberg whose war coverage entraps him and other journalists in Cambodia's turbulent politics. Dr. Haing S. Ngor is Dith Pran Schanberg's aide and friend who saves them from execution. But Pran is sentenced to work in the labour camps enduring starvation and torture before attempting an escape to neighbouring Thailand.... In real life Dr Ngor also endured Khmer Rouge atrocities and saw his moving Oscar-winning portrayal of Pran (one of the film's three Academy Awards) as a way of bringing his nation's tragic ordeal to light.

  • A Room With A View [DVD]A Room With A View | DVD | (22/07/2019) from £6.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Set in Florence and the English countryside, the film tells the story of a young English couple, Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) and George Emerson (Julian Sands), who encounter passion whilst on holiday in Italy. Defying the Victorian conventions of their elders they dare to be true to their feelings, each other and true love. Superbly adapted from E.M. Forster's classic novel, and boasting a wonderful supporting cast including Daniel Day-Lewis, Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Denholm Elliot and Simon Callow, A Room With A View was a world-wide smash hit and cemented the reputation of Merchant Ivory as masters of the period film.

  • A Room With A View [1986]A Room With A View | DVD | (19/03/2001) from £8.98   |  Saving you £4.00 (66.78%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The prestigious film-making trio of producer Ismail Merchant, director James Ivory and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala had made other critically acclaimed films before A Room with a View was released in 1985, but it was this popular film that made them art-house superstars. Splendidly adapted from the novel by E.M. Forster, it's a comedy of the heart, a passionate romance and a study of repression within the class system of manners and mores. It's that system of rigid behaviour that prevents young Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) from accepting the loving advances of a free-spirited suitor (Julian Sands), who fears that she will follow through with her engagement to a priggish intellectual (Daniel Day-Lewis) whose capacity for passion is virtually non-existent. During and after a trip to Italy with her protective companion (Maggie Smith), Lucy gradually gets in touch with her true emotions. The fun of watching A Room with a View comes from seeing how Lucy's thoughts and feelings finally arrive at the same romantic conclusion. Through an abundance of humour both subtle and overt, the film rose to an unexpected level of popular appeal. The Merchant-Ivory team received eight Academy Award nominations for their efforts, and won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction and Costume Design. --Jeff Shannon

  • The Painted Bird (Montage Pictures) Blu-rayThe Painted Bird (Montage Pictures) Blu-ray | Blu Ray | (16/11/2020) from £11.25   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Eureka Entertainment to release THE PAINTED BIRD on Blu-ray as a part of the Montage Pictures range from 16 November 2020. The Blu-ray will include the feature-length documentary 11 COLOURS OF THE BIRD, a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible 11-year process it took director Václav Marhoul to create the film version of Jerzy Kosiński's controversial novel. The first print run of 1000 copies will include a Limited-edition O-card Slipcase and Collector's Booklet. Featuring a staggering central performance from the young Petr Kotlár alongside a star-studded international ensemble including Udo Kier, Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands and Barry Pepper. The Painted Bird has won ecstatic acclaim, with The Guardian's Xan Brooks describing the film as a monumental piece of work rewarding the film with a five-star review. The film follows the journey of a boy, entrusted by his Jewish parents to an elderly foster mother in an effort to escape persecution. Following a tragedy, the boy is on his own. Wandering through the desecrated countryside, the boy encounters villagers and soldiers whose own lives have been brutally altered, and who are intent on revisiting this brutality on the boy. When the war ends, the boy has been changed, forever. Shot in crisp black and white 35mm - Václav Marhoul's The Painted Bird does far more than simply depict the horror of war. It is an unflinching examination of the very worst of humanity. Special edition Contains: Limited Edition O-Card slipcase (1000 copies only) 1080p presentation on Blu-ray Optional English subtitles 11 Colours of the Bird: The Making of ˜The Painted Bird' [125 mins] a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible 11-year process it took director Václav Marhoul to create the film version of Jerzy Kosiński's controversial novel PLUS: A collector's booklet featuring an essay on the film by Jason Wood (1000 copies only)

  • The Killing Fields (30th Anniversary Steelbook Edition) [Blu-ray] [1984]The Killing Fields (30th Anniversary Steelbook Edition) | Blu Ray | (03/11/2014) from £8.45   |  Saving you £14.54 (172.07%)   |  RRP £22.99

    This harrowing but rewarding 1984 drama concerns the real-life relationship between New York Times reporter Sidney Schanberg and his Cambodian assistant Dith Pran (Haing S. Ngor), the latter left at the mercy of the Khmer Rouge after Schanberg--who chose to stay after American evacuation but was booted out--failed to get him safe passage. Filmmaker Roland Joffé, previously a documentarist, made his feature debut with this account of Dith's rocky survival in the ensuing madness of the Khmer Rouge's genocidal campaign. The script of The Killing Fields spends some time with Schanberg's feelings of guilt after the fact, but most of the movie is a shattering re-creation of hell on Earth. The late Haing S. Ngor--a real-life doctor who had never acted before and who lived through the events depicted by Joffé--is outstanding, and he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Oscars also went to cinematographer Chris Menges and editor Jim Clark. --Tom Keogh

  • A Room With A View [Blu-ray]A Room With A View | Blu Ray | (28/05/2012) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Lucy Honeychurch and her chaperon, Charlotte Bartlette, arrive in Florence, they are troubled by the fact that they don't have rooms with a view. Later that night at supper, fellow guests Mr. Emerson and his son George offer to exchange their rooms for that of Lucy and Charlotte's.This exchange is the first of many events where Lucy and Charlotte are involved in the plans of Mr. Emerson, George and other guests from the hotel they are staying at. But, when Lucy and George realize their passionate feelings for one another when George kisses Lucy, it is not a simple matter of boy likes girl, but boy likes girl and girl is engaged to another. Now Lucy begins to doubt her feelings for her husband to be and get herself caught up in a web of lies to convince herself, George and everyone else that she isn't in love with George. How will it all turn out in the end?

  • Marple - Geraldine McEwan Collection - CompleteMarple - Geraldine McEwan Collection - Complete | DVD | (31/05/2010) from £80.98   |  Saving you £-20.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £59.99

    Miss Marple: Complete Box Set - Series 1-3 (12 Discs)

  • We're Doomed: The Dad's Army Story (BBC) [DVD]We're Doomed: The Dad's Army Story (BBC) | DVD | (01/02/2016) from £10.32   |  Saving you £0.66 (9.00%)   |  RRP £7.99

    The dramatised story of how Jimmy Perry and David Croft overcame BBC management scepticism, focus groups and cast constipation to get the much-loved series onto air. Running from Perry's initial idea in 1967 until the transmission of the first episode in 1968, this affectionate and witty film shows the beginnings of Perry and Croft's writing partnership and the casting woes, personal clashes and production difficulties that put the show's very existence in jeopardy. It reveals to fans and newcomers alike what went on behind the scenes in the making of Dad's Army and is a true love letter to British creativity.

  • Leaving Las Vegas [1996]Leaving Las Vegas | DVD | (31/01/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    One of the most critically acclaimed films of 1995, this wrenchingly sad but extraordinarily moving drama provides an authentic, superbly acted portrait of two people whose lives intersect just as they've reached their lowest depths of despair. Ben (Nicolas Cage, in an Oscar-winning performance) is a former movie executive who's lost his wife and family in a sea of alcoholic self-destruction. He's come to Las Vegas literally to drink himself to death, and that's when he meets Sera (Elisabeth Shue), a prostitute who falls in love with him--and he with her--despite their mutual dead-end existence. They accept each other as they are, with no attempts by one to change the other, and this unconditional love turns Leaving Las Vegas into a sombre yet quietly beautiful love story. Earning Oscar nominations for Best Director (Mike Figgis), Best Adapted Screenplay (Figgis, from John O'Brien's novel) and Best Actress (Shue), the film may strike some as relentlessly bleak and glacially paced, but attentive viewers will readily discover the richness of these tragic characters and the exceptional performances that bring them to life. (In a sad echo of his own fiction, novelist John O'Brien committed suicide while this film was in production.) --Jeff Shannon

  • Blood And Bone [DVD] [2009]Blood And Bone | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.73   |  Saving you £9.26 (137.59%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Director Ben Ramsey and writer Michael Andrews team for this martial-arts action thriller concerning a mysterious drifter (Michael Jai White) who becomes ensnared in the seedy world of underground street-fighting. In the back alleys of Los Angeles life is cheap and to go against the grain is to take on the most powerful criminal organisation on the West Coast.

  • A Room With A View Blu-RayA Room With A View Blu-Ray | Blu Ray | (22/07/2019) from £8.25   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Set in Florence and the English countryside, the film tells the story of a young English couple, Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) and George Emerson (Julian Sands), who encounter passion whilst on holiday in Italy. Defying the Victorian conventions of their elders they dare to be true to their feelings, each other and true love. Superbly adapted from E.M. Forster's classic novel, and boasting a wonderful supporting cast including Daniel Day-Lewis, Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Denholm Elliot and Simon Callow, A Room With A View was a world-wide smash hit and cemented the reputation of Merchant Ivory as masters of the period film.

  • Agatha Christie's Crooked House [DVD] [2017]Agatha Christie's Crooked House | DVD | (26/02/2018) from £4.99   |  Saving you £1.00 (20.04%)   |  RRP £5.99

    In this classic Agatha Christie detective story, former diplomat Charles Hayward has returned from Cairo to London to become a private detective. When Aristide Leonides, a wealthy and ruthless tycoon, is poisoned in his own bed, Detective Hayward is invited to solve the crime. As the investigation deepens he must confront the shocking realisation that one of the key suspects is Aristede's beautiful granddaughter, his employer and former lover; and must keep a clear head to navigate the sultry Sophia and the rest of her hostile family. Written by one of the world's greatest writers of all time, adapted for screen by writer Julian Fellows (Downtown Abbey, Gosford Park) and featuring a star-studded cast including Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy), Terence Stamp (Big Eyes, Song for Marion), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall, Bleak House), Amanda Abbington (Sherlock, Mr Selfridge), and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, Drive), Crooked House is a whodunit that cannot be missed.

  • Arachnophobia [1991]Arachnophobia | DVD | (22/01/2001) from £4.85   |  Saving you £10.14 (209.07%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Hollywood Pictures and Amblin Entertainment deliver an electrifying rollercoaster ride of a movie! Everyone is afraid of something..for Dr Ross Jennings (Jeff Daniels) his phobia is downright embarrassing. But when he moves his family to a small town the one thing that bugs him most is now threatening the townspeople at an alarming rate. For this unlikely hero overcoming a childhood fear of spiders might just save them all but it may already be too late! Directed by Frank Marshal

  • Rosamunde Pilcher's Unknown Heart [DVD]Rosamunde Pilcher's Unknown Heart | DVD | (27/10/2014) from £12.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (27.80%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Carolina Vera and Gedeon Burkhard star in Giles Foster's adaptation of the novel by Rosamunde Pilcher. When Elizabeth Lancaster (Vera), a terminally ill 40-year-old heiress to her family's cider farm, gets a phone call from the hospital with the news of the heart transplant she has been waiting for, she feels like all her dreams have come true. After the operation Elizabeth is unable to connect to her family and instead finds herself drawn to a place she has never known: the home of the woman whose heart now beats in her chest. As she meets her donor's widow, Andrew Shaw (Burkhard) she immediately feels an unexplainable connection and the tormented pair begin a passionate affair. Will their love be enough to keep them together or will more hearts be broken along the way?

  • Loves Kitchen [DVD]Loves Kitchen | DVD | (26/09/2011) from £8.08   |  Saving you £7.91 (49.50%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Director Ben Ramsey and writer Michael Andrews team for this martial-arts action thriller concerning a mysterious drifter (Michael Jai White) who becomes ensnared in the seedy world of underground street-fighting. In the back alleys of Los Angeles life is cheap and to go against the grain is to take on the most powerful criminal organisation on the West Coast.

  • Warlock [DVD] [1988]Warlock | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £8.98   |  Saving you £10.00 (166.94%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A sinister 17th century warlock summons satanic intervention to secape a death sentence and finds himself transported 300 years into the future. Arriving in modern-day Los Angeles his quest is to find the scattered remains of the 'Grand Grimoire' the devil's bible containing the true name of god and with it the power to destroy mankind. He has not been transported alone however and in steadfast pursuit is the witch-finder who brought him to trial and must now hunt him down once more.

  • The Village - Series 2 [DVD]The Village - Series 2 | DVD | (09/03/2015) from £21.58   |  Saving you £-1.59 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    1923. The Great War is over but what kind of England has won? Now in a world of boom and bust motor cars and the Charleston the twenties bring a blast of energy and freedom to the village; as the outside world continues to break down barriers bringing with it big dramas and change.

  • The Medallion [2003]The Medallion | DVD | (22/03/2004) from £11.29   |  Saving you £11.69 (140.84%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A Hong Kong detective suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.

  • The Killing Fields [1984]The Killing Fields | DVD | (01/01/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    This harrowing but rewarding 1984 drama concerns the real-life relationship between New York Times reporter Sidney Schanberg and his Cambodian assistant Dith Pran (Haing S. Ngor), the latter left at the mercy of the Khmer Rouge after Schanberg--who chose to stay after American evacuation but was booted out--failed to get him safe passage. Filmmaker Roland Joffé, previously a documentarist, made his feature debut with this account of Dith's rocky survival in the ensuing madness of the Khmer Rouge's genocidal campaign. The script of The Killing Fields spends some time with Schanberg's feelings of guilt after the fact, but most of the movie is a shattering re-creation of hell on Earth. The late Haing S. Ngor--a real-life doctor who had never acted before and who lived through the events depicted by Joffé--is outstanding, and he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Oscars also went to cinematographer Chris Menges and editor Jim Clark. --Tom Keogh

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