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  • Ron's Gone Wrong DVD [2021]Ron's Gone Wrong DVD | DVD | (13/12/2021) from £11.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Things go hilariously awry when Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler, receives a malfunctioning, digitally connected device that's supposed to be his best friend out of the box. In this action-packed animated story set against the backdrop of the social media age, a boy and his robot discover the wonderful messiness of true friendship.

  • The Simpsons: Complete Season 1The Simpsons: Complete Season 1 | DVD | (29/03/2004) from £15.99   |  Saving you £26.00 (185.85%)   |  RRP £39.99

    From practically the first episode, broadcast in 1989, The Simpsons impacted on planet TV like a giant multi-coloured meteor. With a claim to being the defining pop cultural phenomenon of the 1990s--hip, fast, sharp and primary--there was nothing even in rock & roll to match this. The Simpsons is possibly the greatest sitcom ever made. Although the animation was initially primitive, never before had cartoon characters been so well drawn. There had been loveable middle-aged layabouts on TV before, but Homer Simpson successfully stole their crown and out-slobbed them all in every department ("The guys at the plant are gonna have a field day with this," he grumbles in "Call of The Simpsons" as he watches scientists on a TV news item who can't decide whether he is incredibly dense or a brilliant beast). However, in this first series he isn't quite yet the bloated man-child he would become in later series; instead he's a growling patriarch with a Walter Matthau-type voice. His sensible half Marge's croak, meanwhile, has yet to settle down, while the vast cast of minor Springfield characters have yet to find their place. Bart, however, was a smash from the start: dumb as Homer but spiky-haired and resourceful, he sets out his manifesto in "Bart the Genius"; while "Moaning Lisa" spotlights his over-achieving sister and is a good early example of the series' clever handling of melancholy bass notes. Throughout its life there's always been confusion as to whether The Simpsons is a show for kids or adults, but with allusions in these first 13 episodes to Kubrick, Diane Arbus, Citizen Kane and (in a very satisfyingly anti-French episode) Manon des Sources, it should already have been clear that this was a programme for all ages and all IQs from 0 to 200. Dysfunctional they may have been, but the Simpsons stuck together, and audiences stuck with them into the 21st century. --David Stubbs On the DVD: The packaging is good but the 13 episodes are spread very thinly here, with just five each on discs one and two . The commentary track is intermittently interesting though a tad repetitive, as creator David Groening is joined by various other members of the team. The third disc has some neat extra stuff, including outtakes, the original Tracey Ullman Show shorts and a five-minute BBC documentary, but is again fairly brief. The menu interfaces are pretty clunky, annoyingly forcing you to watch endless copyright warnings after each episode and with no facility to "play all". The content is wonderful, of course, but three discs looks like overkill. --Mark Walker

  • Restless Natives [1985]Restless Natives | DVD | (18/04/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    They're bigger than the Loch Ness monster! Ronnie and Will two lads from Edinburgh embark on a non-violent spree of robberies. Dressing up in bizarre costumes the duo act as modern highwaymen robbing coach loads of tourists in the Highlands; eventually earning them the tag the Clown and the Wolfman. In the process they become folk heroes to the locals. Their adventures make for a whimsical and gentle comedy in the Bill Forsyth vein.

  • The Mighty Ducks Collection [DVD] [1992]The Mighty Ducks Collection | DVD | (28/09/2009) from £8.35   |  Saving you £-0.48 (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!

  • The Simpsons - Season 9The Simpsons - Season 9 | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Get down to Springfield for the ninth series of The Simpsons; Homer's acting as diligently as ever as he purchases a gun to help protect the family takes on the City of New York in a legal battle and decides that he's the right man to run for Sanitation Commisioner! Packed with more extra's than you could fit in a Krusty Burger all hail Season 9! Episodes Comprise: 1. The City Of New York vs. Homer Simpson 2. The Principal And The Pauper 3. Lisa's Sax 4. Treehouse Of Horror VIII 5. The Cartridge Family 6. Bart Star 7. The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons 8. Lisa The Skeptic 9. Reality Bites 10. Miracle On Evergreen Terrace 11. All Singing All Dancing 12. Bart Carny 13. The Joy Of Sect 14. Das Bus 15. The Last Temptation Of Krusty 16. Dumbbell Indemnity 17. Lisa The Simpson 18. This Little Wiggy 19. Simpson Tide 20. The Trouble With Trillions 21. Girly Edition 22. Trash Of The Titans 23. King Of The Hill 24. Lost Our Lisa 25. Natural Born Kissers

  • Simpsons - Series 11 - CompleteSimpsons - Series 11 - Complete | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £32.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (23.50%)   |  RRP £39.99

    The Simpsons are back... Join the residents of Springfield for the eleventh season of the classic animated series.

  • The Simpsons: Complete Season 4 [1990]The Simpsons: Complete Season 4 | DVD | (02/08/2004) from £15.73   |  Saving you £27.25 (213.89%)   |  RRP £39.99

    By its fourth series, The Simpsons had come far enough for Lisa to make a self-referential joke about Dustin Hoffman's and Michael Jackson's pseudonymous guest voice appearances in series 2 and 3, respectively. In this series, no less than Elizabeth Taylor (in two episodes), Bette Midler and even the reclusive Johnny Carson blessed The Simpsons with their iconic presences. Awhile back, US magazine Entertainment Weekly ranked the top 25 Simpsons episodes. Five gems from series 4 cracked the top 12, including the (debatable) choice for No. 1, "Last Exit to Springfield". Other episodes that loom large in the Simpsons legend are "Mr Plow" (you know the jingle: "Call Mr Plow / That's my name / That name again is Mr Plow"), "Marge vs. the Monorail", featuring a Music-Man-style extravaganza, and "A Streetcar Named Marge", the episode that outraged New Orleans residents, who heard their fair metropolis referred to as "a city that the damned call home". The Simpsons smartly subverts traditional family sitcom convention, but anyone who thinks the show doesn't have a heart is advised to watch "I Love Lisa" and "New Kid on the Block", two fourth-series gems that absolutely nail the agony and ecstasy of unrequited crushes ("You won't be needing this", a heartbroken Bart fantasises his babysitter saying while dropkicking his heart into a wastebasket in "New Kid"). While the Simpsons' celebrated ensemble gets all the glory, we must pause now to praise the peerless writing staff, among them George Meyer, Al Jean, Jon Vitti, John Swartzwelder, David Silverman and Conan O'Brien. One can only marvel in astonishment at the alchemy that went into creating, week after week, such essential episodes as "Kamp Krusty", "Streetcar", the profane and profound "Homer the Heretic" and "Lisa the Beauty Queen" (and that's just disc 1!). The animators, too, rose to the occasion, particularly in "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie", with its dead-on, ultra-violent sinking of the seminal Disney cartoon "Steamboat Willie". Another benchmark in The Simpsons' rise to the TV pantheon is its very first clip show. What Homer says about donuts in "Monorail" holds true as well for The Simpsons itself: is there anything this show can't do? --Donald Liebenson

  • The Simpsons Movie [2007]The Simpsons Movie | DVD | (10/12/2007) from £4.85   |  Saving you £15.14 (312.16%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Springfield's first family finally come to the big screen in a feature length animated adventure.

  • The Simpsons - Season 10The Simpsons - Season 10 | DVD | (10/09/2007) from £32.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (23.50%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Join the residents of Springfield for the tenth season of the classic animated series.

  • The Simpsons: Complete Season 3The Simpsons: Complete Season 3 | DVD | (29/03/2004) from £32.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (23.50%)   |  RRP £39.99

    First broadcast in 1991 the third series of The Simpsons contains a clutch of candidates for "Best Simpsons Episode Ever". Homer is on such appallingly good form throughout this series that a reasonable case can be made for asserting that he has superseded the importance of his Greek namesake in the annals of culture and civilisation. The opening "Stark Raving Dad", for instance, features a guest appearance by an un-credited Michael Jackson, who plays an obese white inmate whom Homer meets while confined to a mental institution. Other standout episodes include "Like Father, Like Clown", in which Krusty reveals he is estranged from his Rabbi father; this is The Simpsons at the height of its powers, mature, ironic, erudite and touching while bristling with slapstick and Bart-inspired cheek. "Flaming Moe's" features Aerosmith and sees Homer invent a cocktail which desperate, sleazy bartender Moe steals from him. "Radio Bart" is another demonstration of the series' knack for cultural references, parodying the Billy Wilder movie Ace in the Hole. Finally, there's "Brother Can You Spare Two Dimes", in which Danny DeVito reprises his role as Homer's brother, regaining the fortune Homer lost him by inventing a Baby Translator. Immensely enjoyable at anything from a primary to a doctoral thesis level, this third year of the show demonstrates conclusively that The Simpsons is quite simply, and by a large margin, the greatest television programme ever made. --David Stubbs

  • My Cousin Vinny [1992]My Cousin Vinny | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.49   |  Saving you £7.50 (136.61%)   |  RRP £12.99

    1992's My Cousin Vinny is a delightful comedy-cum-courtroom drama set in Alabama. Joe Pesci stars as Vinny, the garage mechanic recently turned lawyer, who finds himself straight in at the deep end when his young cousin is unjustly arrested, along with his buddy, for the murder of a store clerk. From the opening scenes in which the hapless arrestees labour under the impression they've been booked for stealing a can of tuna, My Cousin Vinny's comedic pace never slackens, even as the drama builds. Much of the fun derives from raw, Brooklyn native Vinny's coping with the cultural backwaters of the Deep South, from its lardy grits to the 5.30 am "alarm call" of the factory horn. There's a good running gag involving retrieving $200 from a recalcitrant local redneck, while his clashes with the court judge, played by the late Fred Gwynne are priceless. Pesci goads this stickler for procedures by mumbling expletives in court, turning up in a leather jacket, then a mauve frock coat and arousing the judge's suspicions as to his bona fides. However, it's Marisa Tomei who surprisingly, but justly, took an Academy Award for her performance as tomboyish Lisa, Vinny's girlfriend. Tart rather than tarty, she more than matches Pesci for Noo Yoik sass and mechanical knowledge, delivering a court lecture on limited slip differential and independent rear suspension that oozes improbable sexiness. On the DVD: a decent presentation in 1.85:1 aspect ratio, though it's only Tomei's bizarrely eye-catching costumes which especially merit DVD enhancement. There's also a commentary by director (and co-creator of Yes Minister) Jonathan Lynn, in which--though at times seeming to struggle for interesting things to say--he reminisces on the fear in shooting the film's prison scenes adjacent to Death Row in a maximum security prison. --David Stubbs

  • The Simpsons: Complete Season 5 [1990]The Simpsons: Complete Season 5 | DVD | (21/03/2005) from £32.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (23.50%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Sixteen seasons (and counting) of pop culture-rocking brilliance, the first four of which have already been gloriously archived on DVD. But in the words of Krusty the Clown: "What has The Simpsons done for me lately?" Well, how about all 22 episodes of season 5, each accompanied by commentary, deleted scenes, and other encyclopedic extras that hopelessly devoted Simpsons fans crave, no, demand? Season 5 is perhaps not as classics-packed as the third or fourth seasons, but no self-respecting Simpsons fan should be without the episodes "Homer's Barbershop Quartet", featuring George Harrison, "Cape Feare", one of Sideshow Bob's (and guest voice Kelsey Grammer's) finest half-hours, "Rosebud", "Springfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)" and "Bart Gets Famous", with the Springfield-sweeping catchphrase "I didn't do it". Plus, the star power this season is impressive: Michelle Pfeiffer as Homer's comely, donut-loving co-worker in "The Last Temptation of Homer", Albert Brooks as a self-help guru who unleashes "Bart's Inner Child", Kathleen Turner as the creator of Malibu Stacy in "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy", and, as themselves, the Ramones ("Rosebud"), James Woods ("Homer and Apu"), Buzz Aldren ("Deep Space Homer"), and even Robert Goulet ("Springfield"). But it is the writers and the core ensemble cast who exhibit, to quote "Deep Space Homer", "the right... What's that stuff?" Series milestones include the first appearance of yokel Cletus in "Bart Gets an Elephant" and Maggie's infant nemesis, The Baby with One Eyebrow in "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Badasssss Song" which also happens to be The Simpsons' 100th episode. Add in a very good "Treehouse of Horror" episode, (which outs Ned Flanders as the Devil and Marge as the head vampire), and one Emmy-nominated musical extravaganza ("Who Needs the Quick-E-Mart" from "Homer and Apu"), and you have a Simpsons season that's not just great, it's DVD-box-set great. --Donald Liebenson

  • The Simpsons - Season 15 [DVD]The Simpsons - Season 15 | DVD | (03/12/2012) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    The Simpsons reside in the town of Springfield. Homer works as a safety inspector at the local nuclear power plant; Marge tries to keep the peace in her family; Bart is the mischievous ten-year-old hellion; eight-year-old Lisa is the intelligent, saxophone-playing vegetarian member of the family; and baby Maggie conveys emotions via pacifier sucks. Viewers also have come to know and love the rich, and sometimes quirky, universe of characters who inhabit Springfield. Guest stars paying Springfield a visit this season include British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Glenn Close, famed author J.K. Rowling, Jennifer Garner, comedian Jerry Lewis, Evan Marriott, Sir Ian McKellan, documentarian Michael Moore and Simon Cowell. Special Features: Deleted Scenes Featurettes

  • The Simpsons - Season 13 - Complete [DVD]The Simpsons - Season 13 - Complete | DVD | (20/09/2010) from £32.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (23.50%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Episodes Comprise: 1. Treehouse of Horror XII 2. The Parent Rap 3. Homer the Moe 4. A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love 5. The Blunder Years 6. She of Little Faith 7. Brawl in the Family 8. Sweets and Sour Marge 9. Jaws Wired Shut 10. Half-Decent Proposal 11. The Bart Wants What It Wants 12. The Lastest Gun in the West 13. The Old Man and the Key 14. Tales from the Public Domain 15. Blame It on Lisa 16. Weekend at Burnsie's 17. Gump Roast 18. I Am Furious Yellow 19. The Sweetest Apu 20. Little Girl in the Big Ten 21. The Frying Game 22. Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge

  • Jack [1996]Jack | DVD | (12/02/2001) from £4.85   |  Saving you £10.14 (209.07%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Jack is Francis Coppola at his most pointless noodling, looking for the film he wants to make instead of just making it. Robin Williams stars as 10-year-old Jack, a boy with an inexplicable disease that ages him at four times the normal human rate. Kept at home like a contemporary Boo Radley, Jack becomes a neighbourhood legend until his parents relent and send him to school. In time, the other kids befriend him and stay loyal as his hyperdevelopment puts a strain on his body and emotions. The idea is sound, but the execution is a bore. The best the script and Coppola can come up with are painfully long scenes in which Williams's character proves himself on the playground and in gross-out contests in a tree house. Coppola fishes around for signs of life and spontaneity in these scenes, but the film is actually best when Jack has to cope with certain feelings in his mature body (such as his attraction to a character played by Fran Drescher) that he isn't prepared for emotionally. Jack would have been a lot better if Coppola had embraced a plan from beginning to end and stuck to it. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • The Simpsons - Season 9 (Ltd Edition 'Lisa' head)The Simpsons - Season 9 (Ltd Edition 'Lisa' head) | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £28.33   |  Saving you £11.66 (41.16%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Get down to Springfield for the ninth series of The Simpsons; Homer's acting as diligently as ever as he purchases a gun to help protect the family takes on the City of New York in a legal battle and decides that he's the right man to run for Sanitation Commisioner! Packed with more extra's than you could fit in a Krusty Burger all hail Season 9! Episodes Comprise: 1. The City Of New York vs. Homer Simpson 2. The Principal And The Pauper 3. Lisa's Sax 4. Treehouse Of Horror VIII 5. The Cartridge Family 6. Bart Star 7. The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons 8. Lisa The Skeptic 9. Reality Bites 10. Miracle On Evergreen Terrace 11. All Singing All Dancing 12. Bart Carny 13. The Joy Of Sect 14. Das Bus 15. The Last Temptation Of Krust 16. Dumbbell Indemnity 17. Lisa The Simpson 18. This Little Wiggy 19. Simpson Tide 20. The Trouble With Trillions 21. Girly Edition 22. Trash Of The Titans 23. King Of The Hill 24. Lost Our Lisa 25. Natural Born Kissers

  • The Simpsons Movie [Blu-ray] [2007]The Simpsons Movie | Blu Ray | (10/12/2007) from £12.96   |  Saving you £15.02 (150.65%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Springfield's first family finally come to the big screen in a feature length animated adventure.

  • The Simpsons: Complete Season 2The Simpsons: Complete Season 2 | DVD | (29/03/2004) from £32.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (23.50%)   |  RRP £39.99

    First aired in 1990-91, the second series of The Simpsons proved that, far from being a one-joke sitcom about the all-American dysfunctional family, it had the potential to become a whole hilarious universe. The animation had settled down (in the first series, the characters look eerily distorted when viewed years later), while Dan Castellaneta, who voiced Homer, decided to switch from a grumpy Walter Matthau impression to a more full-on, bulbous wail. The series' population of minor characters began to grow with the inclusion of Dr Hibbert, McBain and attorney Lionel Hutz, while the writers became more seamless in their ability to weave pastiche of classic movies into the plot lines. While relatively "straight" by later standards (the surreal forays of future seasons are kept in check here), Season Two contains some of the most memorable episodes ever made, indeed some of the finest American comedy ever made. These include "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", in which Homer is reunited with, and ruins the business of, his long-lost brother ("He was an unbridled success--until he discovered he was a Simpson"), "Dead Putting Society", in which Homer lives out his rivalry with neighbour Ned Flanders through a crazy-golf competition between the sons ("If you lose, you're out of the family!") and one of the greatest ever episodes, "Lisa's Substitute", which not only features poor little Lisa's crush on a supply teacher voiced by Dustin Hoffman but also Bart's campaign to become class president. "A vote for Bart is a vote for anarchy!", warns Martin, the rival candidate. By way of a retort, Bart promises faithfully, "A vote for Bart is a vote for anarchy!". --David Stubbs On the DVD: The Simpsons, Season 2, like its DVD predecessor, has neat animated menus on all four discs as well as apparently endless copyright warnings, but nothing as useful as a "play all" facility. The discs are more generously filled than Season 1, however, and each episode has an optional group commentary from Matt Groening and various members of his team. The fourth disc has sundry snippets including the Springfield family at the Emmy Awards ceremony, Julie Kavner dressed up as Bart at the American Music Awards and videos for both "Do the Bartman" and "Deep, Deep Trouble" (all with optional commentary). There are two short features dating from 1991: director David Silverman on the creation of an episode and an interview with Matt Groening. TV commercials for butterfinger bars, foreign language clips and picture galleries round out the selection. Picture is standard 4:3 and the sound is good Dolby 5.1. --Mark Walker

  • The Simpsons - Season 14 [DVD]The Simpsons - Season 14 | DVD | (10/10/2011) from £15.99   |  Saving you £26.00 (185.85%)   |  RRP £39.99

    The longest-running primetime animated series in history and the longest-running sitcom currently on primetime television The Simpsons is also a cultural institution. Now in its 14th season The Simpsons has an extremely loyal and dedicated fan base worldwide. Intelligently written subversively humorous and delightfully witty the show pokes fun at itself and everything in its wake. This season's stellar guest voices include rock 'n' roll legends Mick Jagger Keith Richards Lenny Kravitz Tom Petty Elvis Costello and Brian Setzer. Also paying Springfield a visit are Elliott Gould Marisa Tomei Little Richard and the dynamic duo of Adam West and Burt Ward. Pro skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and alternative rock band Blink 182 will lend their voices to the historic 300th episode.

  • The Simpsons - Season 16 [DVD]The Simpsons - Season 16 | DVD | (02/12/2013) from £15.98   |  Saving you £26.00 (185.85%)   |  RRP £39.99

    The Simpsons reside in the town of Springfield. Homer works as a safety inspector at the local nuclear power plant; Marge tries to keep the peace in her family; Bart is the mischievous 10-year-old hellion; 8-year-old Lisa is the intelligent saxophone-playing vegetarian member of the family; and baby Maggie conveys emotions via pacifier sucks. Viewers also have come to know and love the rich and sometimes quirky universe of characters that inhabit Springfield. In the milestone 350th episode Homer befriends beer-loving barfly and roofer Ray Magini guest-voiced by Ray Romano. After discovering a shared passion for sandwiches and the Three Stooges Homer and Ray become inseparable friends. However Marge believes Ray is a figment of Homer's imagination and enlists the help of Dr. Hibbert to literally shock Ray Magini out of Homer's system. Famed author and scientist Stephen Hawking also makes a return guest voice appearance as himself. Episodes Comprise: Treehouse of Horror XV All's Fair in Oven War Sleeping With the Enemy She Used to Be My Girl Fat Man and Little Boy Midnight Rx Mommie Beerest Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass Pranksta Rap There's Something about Marrying On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister Goo Goo Gai Pan Mobile Homer The Seven-Beer Snitch Future-Drama Don't Fear the Roofer The Heartbroke Kid A Star Is Torn Thank God It's Doomsday Home Away from Homer The Father the Son and the Holy Guest Star

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