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  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers [Blu-ray]Invasion of the Body Snatchers | Blu Ray | (25/10/2021) from £19.15   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture When multiple residents of a Californian backwater begin to suffer from identical frenzied delusions, Dr Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) suspects the town is in the grip of a new kind of epidemic. But his investigations soon reveal the terrifying truth, uncovering not a medical emergency but an extra-terrestrial invasion that threatens mankind's very existence. Directed by Don Siegel (Dirty Harry), this 1950s classic brings the fear of the unknown to the streets of America. A milestone of the science-fiction genre and a critique of post-war American society, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers remains an enduring and suspenseful classic. Presented on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, experience the thrills and horrors of this highly influential movie like never before. Special Features Audio commentary with Dana Wynter, Kevin McCarthy and Joe Dante (2006) Sleep No More: Invasion of the Body Snatchers Revisited (27 mins): archive featurette focusing on the production history and historical significance of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Includes clips from interviews with Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, John Landis, Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers), and science fiction historian Bob Burns Return to Santa Mira (16 mins): a look at the locations where key segments from Invasion of the Body Snatchers were shot What's In a Name? (3 mins): a short video piece about the title of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and some of the changes that were made to get it right The Fear and the Fiction: The Body Snatchers Phenomenon (8 mins): archive extra featuring interviews with Kevin McCarthy, co-screenwriter Stuart Gordon, John Landis, cultural historian Leo Brandy, Don Siegel's assistant Stuart Kaminsky, and Dana Wynters Trailer Other extras TBC

  • Innerspace [Blu-ray] [1987] [2017] [Region Free]Innerspace | Blu Ray | (04/09/2017) from £8.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Jack Putter feels funny today, nothing new to this 25-hour-a-day hypochondriac. What's new is that Jack hears something. I'm possessed! he cries. And you're about to be possessed by laughter. Gremlins executive producer Steven Spielberg and director Joe Dante again rev their imaginations into overdrive for this comic adventure that won a 1987 Best Visual Effects Academy Award. The voice Jack (Martin Short) hears is that of hotshot Navy pilot Tuck Pendleton (Dennis Quaid), subject of a secret miniaturization project gone awry and accidentally injected into Jack. And before frazzled Jack can say I've got you under my skin, his unlikely partner propels him into the craziest escapade of his life.

  • Innerspace [1987]Innerspace | DVD | (26/08/2002) from £4.79   |  Saving you £9.20 (192.07%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Innerspace is assured a place in the Hollywood history books as the movie which brought Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan together as one of cinema's most famous couples. The film itself belongs among a series of feelgood fantasies presented by Steven Spielberg in the 1980s, including Back to the Future (1984) and from the same director, Joe Dante, Gremlins (1983). Innerspace offers Dante's usual mixture of comedy, exciting action and fantasy, the plot being a variation on Fantastic Voyage (1966). Test pilot Quaid is miniaturised and as a result of a bungled attempt to steal the new experimental technology, accidentally injected into the body of a deeply stressed and insecure Martin Short. Quaid is charismatic and commanding, Ryan gives an early demonstration of her patent romantic comedy persona, but it's Short's picture as he delivers a perfectly nuanced performance pitched between slapstick and paranoia. The Oscar-winning special effects enhance rather than dominate the story, which, though it gets a bit too silly in places, is generally inventive and sufficiently action packed to sustain the almost two-hour running time. Jerry Goldsmith's muscular score is a major asset, while in-joke spotters will have fun picking out everyone from Chuck Jones to William Schallert (the doctor in The Incredible Shrinking Man (1! 957)). On the DVD: Innerspace on disc has a group commentary with director Joe Dante, producer Michael Finnell, visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren and actor Kevin McCarthy. This is engaging if far from riveting. The original trailer is anamorphically enhanced and there are two perfunctory pages listing cast, crew and the film's Oscar for special effects. The original Dolby Spectral soundtrack has been remixed into Dolby Digital 5.1 and is bold, clear and powerful. The picture is presented at 1.78:1 and is a virtually flawless transfer: colours are rich, detail levels are high and the only trace of grain is in a few particularly high contrast shots.--Gary S. Dalkin

  • Piranha [Blu-ray]Piranha | Blu Ray | (28/01/2013) from £10.78   |  Saving you £5.21 (48.33%)   |  RRP £15.99

    When two hiking teens go missing around Lost River Lake private investigator Maggie McKeown teams up with the local drunk to look for clues. Their search takes them to a secret military base where they inadvertently let loose an experimental strain of mutant piranha. Now the guests at every resort downriver are on the menu! Special Features: Audio Commentary with Joe Dante and Jon Davison Behind the Scenes Making of Outtakes Stills Gallery Radio and TV Spots

  • The Howling [Blu-ray]The Howling | Blu Ray | (09/10/2017) from £8.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    An instant werewolf classic, The Howling was directed by Joe Dante, a graduate of Roger Corman's school of low-budget ingenuity who had gained enough momentum with 1978's Piranha to rise to this bigger challenge. He brought along Piranha screenwriter John Sayles, too, and recruited makeup wizard Rob Bottin to create what was then the wildest on-screen transformation ever seen. With Gary Brandner's novel The Howling as a starting point, Sayles and Dante conceived a werewolf colony on the California coast, posing as a self-help haven led by a seemingly benevolent doctor (Patrick Macnee), and populated by a variety of "patients", from sexy, leather-clad sirens (Elisabeth Brooks) to an old coot (John Carradine) who's quite literally long in the tooth. When a TV reporter (Dee Wallace) arrives at the colony to recover from a recent trauma, the resident lycanthropes prepare for a howlin' good time. Dante handles it all with equal measures of humour, sex, gore, and horror, pulling out all the stops when the ravenous Eddie (Dante favourite Robert Picardo, later known as The Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager) transforms into a towering , bloodthirsty werewolf. (Bottin's mentor Rick Baker would soon raise the make-up ante with An American Werewolf in London.) As usual in Dante's movies (qv. Gremlins), in-jokes abound, from characters named after werewolf movie directors, amusing cameos (Corman, Sayles, Forrest J Ackerman), and hammy inserts of wolfish cartoons and Allen Ginsberg's "Howl". It's best appreciated now as a quintessential example of early-80s horror, with low-budget limitations evident throughout, but The Howling remains a giddy genre milestone. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Looney Tunes Back In Action [2004]Looney Tunes Back In Action | DVD | (19/07/2004) from £3.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (250.63%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Warner Bros' beloved assortment of irreverent animated entertainers break out of the studio lot to embark on an adventure that takes them from Hollywood to the jungles of Africa.

  • Ghoulies 3 - Ghoulies Go To College [1990]Ghoulies 3 - Ghoulies Go To College | DVD | (10/09/2007) from £4.49   |  Saving you £11.50 (71.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Who destroyed the professor's desk? Who bombed the campus police van? Who raided the sorority house? Who else: the Ghoulies! Those wisecracking demons are back in their third outrageous misadventure - this time in a head-on crash course through the halls of higher learning. The college ""pranking"" championship is up for grabs and each fraternity is trying to pull off the most spectacular stunt. But now they're about to get some real competition. Nutty Professor Ragnor (Kevin McCarthy) has the Ghoulies under a spell that he thinks will help him stop the dangerous pranks once and for all. So the Ghoulies are enrolled - and they are ready to give the fraternities a bitter taste of their own medicine. Now this college really is an animal house!

  • Uhf [Blu-ray]Uhf | Blu Ray | (27/07/2015) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-2.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Weird Al' Yankovic, Kevin McCarthy (Innerspace), Michael Richards (Seinfeld), David Bowe (The Cable Guy), Victoria Jackson (Saturday Night Live) and Fran Drescher (The Nanny) star in this inspired comedy about a offbeat guy who turns a deadbeat TV station into a raging success! Broadcasting Weird Al's unique brand of humour, UHF is a place you'll want to visit with increasing frequency! George Newman (Weird Al) is a daydreamer whose hyperactive imagination keeps him from holding a steady job, that is until his uncle hires him to manage Channel 62, a station that's losing money and viewers fast. But when George replaces the station's reruns with bizarre programs like 'Wheel of Fish' and 'Raul's Wild Kingdom' (where poodles fly from third storey windows), ratings begin to soar! Stay tuned!

  • The Misfits [1961]The Misfits | DVD | (26/11/2001) from £9.43   |  Saving you £6.56 (69.57%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A down-on-her-luck divorced woman meets and falls for a disenchanted outcast cowboy who earns his living by capturing wild mustangs. When she witnesses this cruel spectacle she teams up with a jaded rodeo performer in an attempt to free the horses. Last screen appearance for both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe who was married to playwright Arthur Miller during the course of the filming.

  • Columbo - Series 2Columbo - Series 2 | DVD | (18/07/2005) from £33.73   |  Saving you £-5.74 (-20.50%)   |  RRP £27.99

    ""Oh just one more thing..."" Peter Falk returns as Lt. Columbo for the complete second season which includes guest stars Robert Culp Valerie Harper Dean Stockwell Leonard Nimoy Martin Landau and Marc Singer and two episodes written by Stephen Boccho (Murder One). Expect plenty of cigar-chewing slouching and suspects being questioned about their shoes! Episodes comprise: 1. tude in Black 2. The Greenhouse Jungle 3. The Most Crucial Game 4. Dagger of the

  • The Distinguished Gentleman [1992]The Distinguished Gentleman | DVD | (01/03/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    A con man with the same name as a long time congressman gets elected when the real congressman passes away...

  • Piranha [1978]Piranha | DVD | (21/10/2002) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    As a producer, Roger Corman has always loved to make low-budget rip-offs of hit movies, and Piranha is his typically cheeky take on Jaws--and, as so often with Corman, in many ways it's funnier and more entertaining than the original. Directed with gusto by schlock-horror specialist Joe Dante and sharply scripted by John Sayles, it replaces one huge underwater toothy monster with dozens of little ones and ups the body count by a factor of 10 or so. Two hapless teenagers, hiking in a remote mountain region, stumble on a secret US military research lab. They don't last long, but their intrusion leads to the release into the local river system of a huge shoal of super-intelligent piranha, originally specially bred for use in Vietnam. Downstream from the virulent little munchers lie a kiddies' holiday camp and a tacky new waterfront theme park. Lunch time, fellas! Sayles, with his staunch left-wing credentials, slips in some mordant political satire at the expense of the military-industrial complex, and authority figures of any kind come off pretty badly, but the satire never gets in the way of the gleeful black humour. The two leads, Bradford Dillman and Heather Menzies, are fairly pallid, but there are ripe cameos from such cult horror-movie icons as Kevin McCarthy, Dick Miller and Barbara Steele. Pino Donaggio's score impudently borrows aspects of John Williams' famous Jaws theme while never quite infringing copyright. The movie was successful enough to spawn a much-inferior sequel, Piranha II: The Spawning (1982), which marked the inauspicious directing debut of one James Cameron. On the DVD: Piranha on disc comes with just the theatrical trailer as an extra. The transfer is a respectable job, reproducing the original's full-screen ratio. --Philip Kemp

  • Invasion Of The Body Snatchers [1978]Invasion Of The Body Snatchers | DVD | (19/06/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In San Francisco everyone can hear Veronica (Alien) Cartwright scream. In the ultimate urban nightmare, to sleep is to die, to be replaced by a soulless alien duplicate. Less a remake of the 1956 classic of the same name, more a fresh vision of Jack Finney's source novel, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is the archetypal story of humans supplanted by unemotional "vegetable pods". A masterstroke is the introduction of SF icon Leonard Nimoy as a very West Coast relationships guru determined to explain everything in terms of urban psychological alienation, and the story does prove more unsettling on the big city's forbidding streets. This is very much an ensemble movie, with outstanding performances from Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams, and what proved to be the first of several key genre roles for Jeff (The Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day) Goldblum. With minimal effects and very little gore, but filled with unnerving camera angles and a underpinned by a chillingly effective score, the film is relentlessly suspenseful, culminating in a sequence of terrifying set-pieces and a truly spine-tingling finale. More resonant with each passing year, the story was reworked in 1993 as Body Snatchers. On the DVD: While the print is more than acceptable there is a loss of detail and some shimmering artefacts in the very dark scenes. The disc is not anamorphically enhanced, which really should be a standard DVD feature. Still, the picture is considerably ahead of VHS and the stereo sound is highly unsettling. An eight-page booklet gives an intelligent overview of all three Body Snatchers movies, and director Phil Kaufman's commentary is packed with information. --Gary S. Dalkin

  • The Howling [DVD]The Howling | DVD | (09/10/2017) from £5.29   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    An instant werewolf classic, The Howling was directed by Joe Dante, a graduate of Roger Corman's school of low-budget ingenuity who had gained enough momentum with 1978's Piranha to rise to this bigger challenge. He brought along Piranha screenwriter John Sayles, too, and recruited makeup wizard Rob Bottin to create what was then the wildest on-screen transformation ever seen. With Gary Brandner's novel The Howling as a starting point, Sayles and Dante conceived a werewolf colony on the California coast, posing as a self-help haven led by a seemingly benevolent doctor (Patrick Macnee), and populated by a variety of "patients", from sexy, leather-clad sirens (Elisabeth Brooks) to an old coot (John Carradine) who's quite literally long in the tooth. When a TV reporter (Dee Wallace) arrives at the colony to recover from a recent trauma, the resident lycanthropes prepare for a howlin' good time. Dante handles it all with equal measures of humour, sex, gore, and horror, pulling out all the stops when the ravenous Eddie (Dante favourite Robert Picardo, later known as The Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager) transforms into a towering , bloodthirsty werewolf. (Bottin's mentor Rick Baker would soon raise the make-up ante with An American Werewolf in London.) As usual in Dante's movies (qv. Gremlins), in-jokes abound, from characters named after werewolf movie directors, amusing cameos (Corman, Sayles, Forrest J Ackerman), and hammy inserts of wolfish cartoons and Allen Ginsberg's "Howl". It's best appreciated now as a quintessential example of early-80s horror, with low-budget limitations evident throughout, but The Howling remains a giddy genre milestone. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Once Upon A Texas Train [1988]Once Upon A Texas Train | DVD | (01/09/2001) from £31.03   |  Saving you £-29.04 (-1,459.30%)   |  RRP £1.99

    20 years after Captain Hayes puts outlaw John Henry behind bars he is released and holds up a bank. Hayes takes up the chase once more...

  • Flashdance / Footloose / Pretty In Pink [1984]Flashdance / Footloose / Pretty In Pink | DVD | (04/10/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Flashdance In Adrian Lyne's 'Flashdance' a young woman Alex (Jennifer Beals) strives to achieve success as a classical dancer but economic forces require her to work as a welder by day and an exotic dancer by night. Standing in her way is an abundance of profound social obstacles not the least of which is her boss at the welding factory Nick (Michael Nouri) who is also her boyfriend. Alex strives to be accepted into a prestigious ballet academy and she is furious when s

  • Some Kind Of Wonderful / Pretty In Pink / Planes, Trains And AutomobilesSome Kind Of Wonderful / Pretty In Pink / Planes, Trains And Automobiles | DVD | (18/10/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Ferris Bueller. Larger than life. Blessed with a magical sense of serendipity. He's a model for all those who take themselves too seriously. A guy who knows the value of a day off. Ferris Bueller's Day Off chronicles the events in the day of a rather magical young man Ferris (Matthew Broderick). One spring day toward the end of his senior year Ferris gives in to an overwhelming urge to cut school and head for downtown Chicago with his girl (Mia Sa

  • Invasion Of The Body Snatchers [1956]Invasion Of The Body Snatchers | DVD | (01/10/2007) from £9.43   |  Saving you £0.56 (5.94%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The original nightmare that threatened the world. Something evil has taken possession of the small town of Santa Mira California. Hysterical people accuse their loved ones of being emotionless imposters of not being themselves. At first Dr. Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) tries to convince them they're wrong...but they're not. Plant-like extraterrestrials have invaded Earth replicating the villagers in giant seed ""pods"" and taking possession of their souls while they sleep. Soon the entire town is overwhelmed by the inhuman horror but it won't stop there. In a terrifying race for his life Dr. Bennell escapes to warn the world of the deadly invasion of the pod people!

  • Samantha Who? Season 1 [DVD]Samantha Who? Season 1 | DVD | (03/05/2010) from £21.58   |  Saving you £-7.59 (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.99

    An ingenious and funny sitcom, Samantha Who? stars Christina Applegate as a selfish and crass businesswoman who gets amnesia during a car accident. Getting acquainted with her old life, Samantha receives a second chance at being a decent and thoughtful friend and daughter, but often stumbles in her strained efforts to be a force for good. Applegate's Samantha is initially shocked at her pre-amnesia reputation for cruelty, random displays of power, meanspiritedness to co-workers, a lack of compassion for her boyfriend Todd (Barry Watson), and brutality toward a childhood friend, Dena (Melissa McCarthy). More than any of that, however, Samantha is pained by her apparent, longtime estrangement from her mother (Jean Smart) and father (Kevin Dunn), wondering how on Earth she could have done without them in her life. The first 10 or so episodes of Samantha Who? find the new-and-improved heroine trying hard to capitalize on a different personality and perspective on things. She apologizes for old slights and unintentional, new mistakes, and leaves a lot of goodwill and some confusion in her wake. But with time and flashes of remembrance of her old life, Samantha slowly becomes a hybrid of her new sweetness and vintage schemer. Both devil and angel, she becomes a more balanced survivor and pretty funny character. The show's creators and writers give the superb cast great material and lines on the theme of rampant dissatisfaction in relationships and hope for the future. The scenes between Applegate and Smart, especially, are the stuff of an instant classic. The second half of Samantha Who: The Complete First Season loses a bit of steam, generating a little less laughter, though story ideas are still fresh and original. But on the whole, this is a series to embrace. --Tom Keogh

  • The Howling [1980]The Howling | DVD | (18/10/2004) from £13.54   |  Saving you £6.45 (47.64%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Severely shaken after a near-fatal encounter with a serial killer TV newscaster Karen White (Dee Wallace-Stone) takes some much-needed time off. Hoping to conquer her inner demons she heads for the 'Colony' a secluded retreat where her new neighbors are just a tad too eager to make her feel at home. Also there seems to be a bizarre link between her would-be attacker and this supposedly safe haven. And when after nights of being tormented by savage shrieks and unearthly cries Kar

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