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  • Cisco Pike (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] [2020]Cisco Pike (Limited Edition) | Blu Ray | (25/05/2020) from £17.95   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Starring Kris Kristofferson (The Last Movie) in his first leading role, and boasting an impressive supporting cast including Gene Hackman (The Conversation), Karen Black (Five Easy Pieces), Harry Dean Stanton (Christine) and Warhol superstar Viva (Necropolis) Cisco Pike follows the fortunes of a musician who turns to drug dealing to make ends meet. Extras High Definition presentation Audio commentary with writer-director Bill L Norton and film historian Elijah Drenner (2020) ˜Cisco Pike': Then and Now (2020): documentary revisiting the film's Los Angeles locations Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography Original theatrical trailer TV spot New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Christina Newland, the original soundtrack EP liner notes, an archival interview with Kris Kristofferson, Stephen Farber's 1972 article on Cisco Pike, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits World premiere on Blu-ray Limited edition of 3,000 copies Extras subject to change

  • Come Back To The 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean [Dual Format] [Blu-ray]Come Back To The 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean | Blu Ray | (22/07/2019) from £14.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Eureka Entertainment to release Robert Altman's COME BACK TO THE 5 & DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN, the fantastical character driven comedy starring Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black and Kathy Bates, for the first time ever in the UK, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 22 July 2019. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean is one of the wonderful highlights of an under-appreciated chapter of director Robert Altman's career. Between the box office disappointment of Popeye (1980) and the explosive comeback of The Player (1992), Altman returned to lower-budgeted, independent filmmaking, often boldly experimenting with how theatre work could be inventively adapted for cinema and television. This period of Altman's oeuvre also includes such masterworks as Streamers (1983), Secret Honor (1984), and Tanner '88 (1988), but was initiated by Come Back, and this funny, touching film of the play by Ed Graczyk (who adapted it for the screen) is a triumph. Altman's film also jump-started the serious acting career of Cher, nominated for a Golden Globe for her role as Sissy, one of the Disciples of James Dean, an all-women fan club devoted to the late actor, meeting for a reunion at a crumbling Woolworth's in a small Texas town in 1975. Joined by group leader Mona (Sandy Dennis) and the glamorous, initially mysterious Joanne (Karen Black), the women recall their love for Dean, and the club that began twenty years earlier when the actor was in a nearby town filming Giant, and the fatal car accident that followed. Soon, as more memories of 1955 are recalled, secrets are revealed and old friendships are put to the test. Reuniting Altman with his previous stars Dennis (That Cold Day in the Park) and Black (Nashville), and providing Kathy Bates with an early feature role, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean is a study of nostalgia's ability to distort the past, and another of the director's fascinating portraits of the friendships between women. It's also one of Altman's warmest and most entertaining movies. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Robert Altman's Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean for the first time ever in the UK in a Dual Format edition. Special Features: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation from a newly updated version of the 2012 TFF funded restoration Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing New and exclusive feature-length audio commentary by Lee Gambin Cutting Jimmy Dean [25 mins] New and exclusive interview with film editor Jason Rosenfield Designing Jimmy Dean [11 mins] New and exclusive interview with art director David Gropman Original Theatrical Trailer PLUS: a collector's booklet featuring a new essay by film critic and writer Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

  • The Great Gatsby (1974 - 2012 Re-pack) [DVD]The Great Gatsby (1974 - 2012 Re-pack) | DVD | (29/04/2013) from £4.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (68.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Perhaps no movie could capture F Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby in its entirety, but this adaptation, scripted by Francis Ford Coppola, is certainly a handsome try, putting costume design and art direction above the intricacies of character. Robert Redford is an interesting casting choice as Gatsby, the millionaire isolated in his mansion, still dreaming of the woman he lost. And Sam Waterston is perfect as the narrator, Nick, who brings the dream girl Daisy Buchanan back to Gatsby. The problem seems to be that director Jack Clayton fell in love with the flapper dresses and the party scenes and the jazz age tunes, ending up with a Classics Illustrated version of a great book rather than a fresh, organic take on the text. While Redford grows more quietly intriguing in the film, Mia Farrow's pallid performance as Daisy leaves you wondering why Gatsby, or anyone else, should care so much about his grand passion. The effective supporting cast includes Bruce Dern as Daisy's husband, and Scott Wilson and Karen Black as the low-rent couple whose destinies cross the sun-drenched protagonists. (That's future star Patsy Kensit as Daisy's little daughter.) The film won two Oscars--not surprisingly, for costumes and musical score. --Robert Horton

  • Capricorn One [1976]Capricorn One | DVD | (07/11/2005) from £8.15   |  Saving you £11.84 (59.20%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The mission was a sham. The murders were real. What if one of the greatest space adventures was really a hoax? The whole world is watching the first manned flight to Mars prepare. Suddenly its astronauts (James Brolin Sam Waterson and O.J. Simpson) are taken from the craft to an abandoned desert hanger where NASA's director (Hal Holbrook) tells them their life support systems have failed. Because the mission's success is crucial to future space programs he orders them to ta

  • Easy Rider (1969) [2 DISCS - UHD & BD] [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Easy Rider (1969) | Blu Ray | (02/12/2019) from £17.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Experience the real '60s counterculture in this compelling mixture of drugs, sex and armchair politics. Academy Award®-winner Jack Nicholson (Best Actor, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1975; Best Supporting Actor, Terms of Endearment, 1983; Best Actor, As Good As It Gets, 1997) stars with Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper (who also directs) in this unconventional classic which Time Magazine hails as one of the ten most important pictures of the decade. Nominated for an Academy Award® (1969) for Best Original Screenplay (written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern), EASY RIDER continues to touch a chord with fans everywhere.

  • Nashville (Masters of Cinema) (DUAL FORMAT Edition) [Blu-ray]Nashville (Masters of Cinema) (DUAL FORMAT Edition) | Blu Ray | (16/06/2014) from £9.95   |  Saving you £8.04 (80.80%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A milestone in American cinema and of the key films of the 1970s Robert Altman's Nashville is one of the most influential and dazzling films ever made. Weaving together the stories and interactions of twenty-four major characters with astonishing fluidity this audacious epic vision of America circa 1975 has lost none of its freshness or excitement. Taking place over five days in the nation's music capital Nashville Tennessee the film follows two-dozen characters struggling for fulfilment both personal and professional amongst a backdrop of country and gospel musicians outsider political campaigning and the peripheries of life in between building from one encounter at a time to create a wide-ranging tapestry of rich drama and human comedy. Featuring an exhilarating central vein of musical performances (written in character by many of the actors themselves) and a phenomenal cast including Ned Beatty Karen Black Keith Carradine Geraldine Chaplin Shelley Duvall Scott Glenn Jeff Goldblum Michael Murphy and Lily Tomlin. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this iconic work for the first time ever on home video in the UK. Special Features: New 1080p high-definition restoration More on-disc extras to be announced closer to release! 36- Page Booklet with a new essay vintage stills and more!

  • Robert RedfordRobert Redford | DVD | (13/03/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The mystical tale of a World War One veteran (Matt Damon) and championship golfer who returns to his sport with the aid of his caddy (Will Smith) who teaches him how to master any challenge in life.

  • Five Easy Pieces [1970]Five Easy Pieces | DVD | (08/03/2004) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    This subtle, existential character study of an emotionally distant outcast (Nicholson) forced to confront his past failures remains an intimate cornerstone of American cinema of the 1970s. Written and directed with remarkable restraint by Bob Rafelson, the film is the result of a short-lived partnership between the filmmaker and Nicholson--the first was the zany formalist exercise, Head, while the equally impressive King of Marvin Gardens followed Five Easy Pieces. Quiet and full of long, controlled takes, this film draws its strength from the acutely detailed, non-judgemental observations of its complex protagonist, Robert Dupea--an extremely crass and frustrated oil worker and failed child pianist hiding from his past in Texas. Dupea spends his life drinking beer and sleeping with (and cheating on) his annoying but adoring Tammy Wynette-wannabe girlfriend, but when he learns that his father is dying in Washington State, he leaves. After the film transforms into a spirited road movie, and arrives at the eccentric upper-class Dupea family mansion, it becomes apparent that leaving is what Dupea does best--from his problems, fears and those who love him. Nicholson gives a difficult yet masterful performance in an unlikeable role, one that's full of ambiguity and requires violent shifts in acting style. Several sequences--such as his stopping traffic to play piano, or his famous verbal duels with a cranky waitress over a chicken-salad sandwich--are Nicholson landmarks. Yet, it's the quieter moments, when Dupea tries miserably to communicate and reconcile with his dying father, where the actor shows his real talent--and by extension, shows us the wounded little boy that lurks in the shell of the man Dupea has become. --Dave McCoy, Amazon.com

  • Chiller Tripple - House Of 1000 Corpses/Monster Man/Tattoo [2003]Chiller Tripple - House Of 1000 Corpses/Monster Man/Tattoo | DVD | (22/10/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Titles Comprise: The House Of 1000 Corpses (Dir. Rob Zombie 2003): In search of a local legend two young couples take a trip through the little-seen heartland of America. When their car breaks down the quartet are obliged to seek refuge in a nearby derelict house which is home to countless horrors that await their arrival... Monster Man (Dir. Michael Davis 2003): Anal retentive Adam has a serious case of unrequited love on his mind. The lady in question is due to marry someone else so Adam and his (ex!) best-friend Harley set off to win her heart. However Harley's not the only thing that's going to bother Adam on his journey... To make matters worse the pair have a stowaway - the sexy but mysterious Sarah a hitchhiker with an attitude and an eye on taking Adam's virginity. And to make matters even worse still a psychotic serial killer with a HUGE monster-truck is determined to make the three hapless heroes his next blood-splattered roadkill! Tattoo (Dir. Robert Schwentke 2002): When the police raid an underground rave newly graduated police officer Marc has to make himself (and his drugs) scarce. However his stash is uncovered by Detective Minks who presents Marc with an ultimatum: join the homicide team in a particularly gruesome and dangerous serial murder case or lose his fledgeling career. Marc is soon aware that Minks' missing daughter holds the key to a grisly trade in decorated human skin and faces a sole operation to protect the innocent in danger and expose the head of the organisation...

  • The Great Gatsby [1974]The Great Gatsby | DVD | (08/12/2003) from £5.38   |  Saving you £10.61 (66.40%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Perhaps no movie could capture F Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby in its entirety, but this adaptation, scripted by Francis Ford Coppola, is certainly a handsome try, putting costume design and art direction above the intricacies of character. Robert Redford is an interesting casting choice as Gatsby, the millionaire isolated in his mansion, still dreaming of the woman he lost. And Sam Waterston is perfect as the narrator, Nick, who brings the dream girl Daisy Buchanan back to Gatsby. The problem seems to be that director Jack Clayton fell in love with the flapper dresses and the party scenes and the jazz age tunes, ending up with a Classics Illustrated version of a great book rather than a fresh, organic take on the text. While Redford grows more quietly intriguing in the film, Mia Farrow's pallid performance as Daisy leaves you wondering why Gatsby, or anyone else, should care so much about his grand passion. The effective supporting cast includes Bruce Dern as Daisy's husband, and Scott Wilson and Karen Black as the low-rent couple whose destinies cross the sun-drenched protagonists. (That's future star Patsy Kensit as Daisy's little daughter.) The film won two Oscars--not surprisingly, for costumes and musical score. --Robert Horton

  • House Of 1000 Corpses [2003]House Of 1000 Corpses | DVD | (29/03/2004) from £9.26   |  Saving you £10.73 (53.70%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Shock rocker Ron Zombie directs this controversial horror tale about two young couples who become lost on the back roads of America and take refuge in a mysterious and deadly old house.

  • Burnt Offerings Dual-Format Blu-ray & DVDBurnt Offerings Dual-Format Blu-ray & DVD | Blu Ray | (17/10/2016) from £13.04   |  Saving you £6.95 (34.80%)   |  RRP £19.99

    When college lecturer Ben Rolf (Oliver Reed, The Brood, The Devils) and his family rent a remote country mansion at a bargain price, they believe they're in for an uneventful summer. Little do they realise that they've just moved into a veritable house of horrors! As the malevolent force that dwells within its walls exerts its dark influence on the minds of its new inhabitants, and the sinister occurrences begin to mount up, it grows increasingly clear that this is a holiday they'll never forget... provided any of them live to tell of it. Also starring Karen Black (The Day of the Locust) and Bette Davis (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?), Burnt Offerings provides a unique and chilling portrait of a modern family in meltdown. Presented in high definition for the first time in the UK, there has never been a better time to revisit or discover for the first time this unforgettable slice of American Gothic. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM Original uncompressed PCM mono audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith Acting His Face, an interview with actor Anthony James Blood Ties, an interview with actor Lee Montgomery From the Ashes, an interview with screenwriter William F. Nolan Portraits of Fear, an animated gallery of promotional materials and behind-the-scenes stills Theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Haunt Love First pressing only: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Kat Ellinger

  • Family Plot [1976]Family Plot | DVD | (17/10/2005) from £5.99   |  Saving you £4.00 (40.00%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Alfred Hitchcock's final film Family Plot is understated comic fun that mixes suspense with deft humour, thanks to a solid cast. The plot centres on the kidnapping of an heir and a diamond theft by a pair of bad guys led by Karen Black and William Devane. The cops seem befuddled, but that doesn't stop a questionable psychic (Barbara Harris) and her not overly bright boyfriend (Bruce Dern, in a rare good-guy role) from picking up the trail and actually solving the crime. Did she do it with actual psychic powers? That's part of the fun of Harris's enjoyably ditsy performance. --Marshall Fine

  • House Of 1000 Corpses [2003]House Of 1000 Corpses | DVD | (07/02/2005) from £16.64   |  Saving you £-14.65 (-736.20%)   |  RRP £1.99

    Shock rocker Ron Zombie directs this controversial horror tale about two young couples who become lost on the back roads of America and take refuge in a mysterious and deadly old house.

  • Hitchcock Collection- House of Hitchcock [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Hitchcock Collection- House of Hitchcock | Blu Ray | (14/10/2019) from £89.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Universally recognised as the Master of Suspense, the legendary Alfred Hitchcock directed some of cinema's most thrilling and unforgettable classics. The House of Hitchcock features 18 iconic films from the acclaimed director's illustrious career including Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo and North by Northwest, plus a range of limited edition extras including blueprints of the infamous Psycho House, original storyboards from some of his finest movies, movie poster artcards for all the films, and a booklet about the man himself. Includes: SABOTEUR SHADOW OF A DOUBT ROPE STRANGERS ON A TRAIN DIAL M FOR MURDER REAR WINDOW TO CATCH A THIEF THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH VERTIGO NORTH BY NORTHWEST PSYCHO (1960) THE BIRDS MARNIE TORN CURTAIN TOPAZ FRENZY FAMILY PLOT Bonus features: DOCUMENTARIES EXPERT COMMENTARIES INTERVIEWS SCREEN TESTS STORYBOARDS AND MUCH MORE! Plus: ORIGINAL LETTERS, STORYBOARDS, BLUEPRINTS AND MORE...

  • The Great Gatsby (1974) [Blu-ray][Region Free]The Great Gatsby (1974) | Blu Ray | (29/04/2013) from £5.00   |  Saving you £14.99 (75.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Perhaps no movie could capture F Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby in its entirety, but this adaptation, scripted by Francis Ford Coppola, is certainly a handsome try, putting costume design and art direction above the intricacies of character. Robert Redford is an interesting casting choice as Gatsby, the millionaire isolated in his mansion, still dreaming of the woman he lost. And Sam Waterston is perfect as the narrator, Nick, who brings the dream girl Daisy Buchanan back to Gatsby. The problem seems to be that director Jack Clayton fell in love with the flapper dresses and the party scenes and the jazz age tunes, ending up with a Classics Illustrated version of a great book rather than a fresh, organic take on the text. While Redford grows more quietly intriguing in the film, Mia Farrow's pallid performance as Daisy leaves you wondering why Gatsby, or anyone else, should care so much about his grand passion. The effective supporting cast includes Bruce Dern as Daisy's husband, and Scott Wilson and Karen Black as the low-rent couple whose destinies cross the sun-drenched protagonists. (That's future star Patsy Kensit as Daisy's little daughter.) The film won two Oscars--not surprisingly, for costumes and musical score. --Robert Horton

  • Great Gatsby - Paramount Originals (includes Limited Edition reproduction film poster) [1974]Great Gatsby - Paramount Originals (includes Limited Edition reproduction film poster) | DVD | (23/07/2007) from £29.99   |  Saving you £-20.00 (-200.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Robert Redford is Jay Gatsby the dashing enigmatic millionaire obsessed with the elusive and spoilt Daisy Buchanan (Mia Farrow) in an era in which recklessness with money liquor women and fast cars pervaded the American consciousness...

  • A Gunfight [1971]A Gunfight | DVD | (26/01/2009) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Kirk Douglas and Johnny Cash star as Will and Abe two long-in-tooth gunfighters with nary a dime between them. Although Will and Abe are fast friends they agree to a winner-takeall showdown selling tickets to the momentous event. The townspeople are certain that Will is going to win the shootout but he knows that it would be a fatal mistake to underestimate Abe. Standing on the sidelines is Will's wife Nora who seems curiously disinterested in the outcome even though she may become a widow before the day is over.

  • Challenger [1990]Challenger | DVD | (04/03/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

    As the world awaited what should have been a routine lift-off for the space shuttle Challenger unattended complications with equipment turned the mission in to a ticking time-bomb. Adding to the excitement of the mission was the presence of Christa McAuliffe (played by Karen Allen) a small town school teacher chosen from hundreds of candidates to teach the first lesson in space. This compelling account offers a poignant look into the lives of each of the seven Challenger crew members during the months leading up to the launch. Not only devoted to astronauts these heroic seven were also devoted mothers fathers husbands and wives. But during these moments we witness bewildered corporate inability to resolve an issue before it becomes a catastrophe of the highest order. Excitement frustration and grief unfold as the true story of the space shuttle disaster is revealed.

  • A Few Good Men / As Good As It Gets / Five Easy Pieces [1992]A Few Good Men / As Good As It Gets / Five Easy Pieces | DVD | (03/10/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A Few Good Men Collector's Edition (Dir. Rob Reiner 1992): One man is dead. Two men are accused of his murder. The entire Marines Corps is on trial. And 'A Few Good Men' are about to ignite the most explosive episode in US military history. Universally acclaimed A Few Good Men unites the big screen's biggest stars as Hollywood heavyweights Jack Nicholson Tom Cruise and Demi Moore lead an all star cast in director Rob Reiner's powerful account of corruption cover-up and a relentless quest for justice within the sacred corridors of the US Navy. As Good As It Get's (Dir. James L. Brooks 1997): Nicholson gives a show-stopping performance as Melvin Udall an obsessive-compulsive novelist who takes pride in his ability to affront repulse offend and wound. His targets are random his aim reckless. Winner of three Golden Globe Awards two Oscars and a staggering further five Oscar nominations As Good As It Gets is a comedy from the heart that goes straight for the throat! Five Easy Pieces (Dir. Bob Rafelson 1970): In an Academy Award nominated performance for Best Actor (1970) Jack Nicholson is outstanding in Five Easy Pieces the acclaimed drama from director Bob Rafelson. Although a brilliant classical pianist from an intellectual well-to-do family - Robert Dupea (Nicholson) has made a career out of running from job to job and woman to woman. Presently working in an oil field Dupea spends most of his free time downing beers playing poker and being non-committal with his sexy but witless girlfriend Rayette (Karen Black). But when he is summoned to his father's deathbed Dupea returns home with Rayette where he meets and falls for a sophisticated woman (Susan Anspach). Now caught between his conflicting lifestyles the gifted but troubled Dupea must face issues that will change his life forever. Deceptively simple but one of the most complex and interesting films of its time.

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