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  • Game of Thrones: Season 8 [DVD] [2019]Game of Thrones: Season 8 | DVD | (02/12/2019) from £18.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Final season of the Emmy® Award-winning hit HBO drama series Game of Thrones an epic story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest and triumph. This product will feature all new bonus content exclusive to the DVD/BD release.

  • Game of Thrones: Season 8 [Blu-ray] [2019]Game of Thrones: Season 8 | Blu Ray | (02/12/2019) from £21.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Final season of the Emmy® Award-winning hit HBO drama series Game of Thrones an epic story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest and triumph. This product will feature all new bonus content exclusive to the DVD/BD release.

  • Game of Thrones - Season 7 [DVD] [2017]Game of Thrones - Season 7 | DVD | (11/12/2017) from £17.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, the hit fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. As the season begins, Daenerys Targaryen, accompanied by her Unsullied army and emboldened by Dothraki/Ironborn allies and her lethal trio of dragons, has finally set sail for Westeros with Tyrion Lannister, her newly appointed Hand. Jon Snow, memorably reanimated in S6, has apparently consolidated power in the North after his spectacular conquest of Ramsay Bolton in the Battle of the Bastards and the return of Winterfell to Stark control. In King's Landing, Cersei Lannister, bereft of any surviving heirs, has successfully seized the Iron Throne by using wildfire to incinerate the High Sparrow and other foes in the Sept of Baelor. But as these and other factions drive inexorably towards new alliances or (more likely) violent conflicts, the cold specter of another, apocalyptic threat in the form of an army of undead White Walkers expected to breach The Wall and invade the South threatens to undermine the status quo and obliterate the outcome of these smaller, alltoo-human rivalries. Episodes 1. Dragonstone 2. Stormborn 3. The Queen's Justice 4. The Spoils of War 5. Eastwatch 6. Beyond the Wall 7. The Dragon and the Wolf Conquest & Rebellion Told in the animated, storybook style of the History & Lore features, Game of Thrones: Conquest & Rebellion brings you the never-before-seen story of the turbulent events that shaped Westeros for thousands of years before the series start. Cast members Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), Conleth Hill (Varys) and Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen) team up to narrate this digitally animated telling of Aegon Targaryen's attempts to conquer the Seven Kingdoms, written by show writer Dave Hill. Extra content 11 Episode Commentaries Art Department (Title TBD) 30min Anatomy of Episode 706 (30min)

  • Game of Thrones - Season 5 [DVD]Game of Thrones - Season 5 | DVD | (14/03/2016) from £14.99   |  Saving you £27.00 (207.85%)   |  RRP £39.99

    The most-watched series in HBO history and a worldwide TV phenomenon, Game of Thrones remains a huge runaway hit for the network. This year, a plethora of compelling storylines will play out to their inevitable, often bloody conclusions. After the shocking deaths of S4, the season begins with a power vacuum that protagonists across Westeros and Essos look to fill. At Castle Black, Jon Snow struggles to balance the demands of the Night’s Watch with those of newly-arrived Stannis Baratheon, who styles himself as the rightful king of Westeros. Meanwhile, Cersei scrabbles to hold on to power in Kings Landing amidst the Tyrells and the rise of a religious group led by the enigmatic High Sparrow, while Jaimie embarks on a secret mission. Across the Narrow Sea, Arya seeks an old friend while a fugitive Tyrion finds a new cause. And as danger mounts in Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen finds that her tenuous hold on the city requires some hard sacrifices.

  • Game of Thrones - Season 4 [DVD]Game of Thrones - Season 4 | DVD | (16/02/2015) from £14.97   |  Saving you £28.01 (233.81%)   |  RRP £39.99

    As Season 4 begins the Lannisters' hold on the Iron Throne remains intact in the wake of the Red Wedding slaughter that wiped out many of their Stark nemeses. But can they survive their own egos as well as new and ongoing threats? Meanwhile an unbowed Stannis Baratheon continues to rebuild his army; the Lannister-loathing 'Red Viper of Dorne ' Oberyn Martell arrives at King's Landing for Joffrey's wedding to Margaery Tyrell; Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons and unsullied force aim to liberate the largest Slavery City in the east...with long-range plans to take back the Iron Throne; and a depleted Night's Watch faces the advance of Mance Rayder's wildling army who are in turn running from the undead White Walkers. Episodes Comprise: Two Swords The Lion and the Rose Breaker of Chains Oathkeeper First of His Name The Laws of Gods and Men Mockingbird The Mountain and the Viper The Watchers on the Wall The Children

  • Game of Thrones: The Complete Series [DVD] [2019]Game of Thrones: The Complete Series | DVD | (02/12/2019) from £89.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The complete series of Emmy® Award-winning hit HBO drama series Game of Thrones an epic story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest and triumph. This product will feature all new bonus content exclusive to the DVD/BD release. Extras: Game of Thrones: The Last Watch: A documentary featured on DVD in two parts by filmmaker Jeanie Finlay chronicling the making of the final season. When Winter Falls: Exclusive 30-minute featurette with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with major stars and behind-the-scenes players, breaking down all that went into the colossal filming of the Battle of Winterfell in Season 8, Episode 3. Duty is the Death of Love: A compelling look at how the team behind Game of Thrones and its major stars, including Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke, brought the show to its conclusion in the series finale, The Iron Throne. Audio Commentaries: 10 Audio Commentaries with cast and crew, including the show's creators, Benioff and Weiss, on the final season. Deleted and Extended Scenes: 5 never-before-seen deleted or extended scenes from season 8. Histories and Lore: New animated pieces giving the history and background of notable season 8 locations and storylines. Histories and Lore: New animated pieces giving the history and background of notable season 8 locations and storylines. (Blu-Ray only): Game of Thrones: Reunion Special: A reunion show shot live in Belfast with the cast, both past and present, hosted by Conan O'Brien and available exclusively on these complete series collections. The reunion special is assembled in segments focused on Houses Lannister, Stark, & Targaryen and concludes with the key players all onstage for their final reflections on the years they shared in Westeros and Essos. . (Blu-Ray only) Bonus content and retail exclusive videos from previously released individual season box sets, totaling more than 15 hours of extra materials for fans to explore when they've finished watching the series.

  • Game of Thrones - Season 7 [Blu-ray] [2017]Game of Thrones - Season 7 | Blu Ray | (11/12/2017) from £21.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, the hit fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. As the season begins, Daenerys Targaryen, accompanied by her Unsullied army and emboldened by Dothraki/Ironborn allies and her lethal trio of dragons, has finally set sail for Westeros with Tyrion Lannister, her newly appointed Hand. Jon Snow, memorably reanimated in S6, has apparently consolidated power in the North after his spectacular conquest of Ramsay Bolton in the Battle of the Bastards and the return of Winterfell to Stark control. In King's Landing, Cersei Lannister, bereft of any surviving heirs, has successfully seized the Iron Throne by using wildfire to incinerate the High Sparrow and other foes in the Sept of Baelor. But as these and other factions drive inexorably towards new alliances or (more likely) violent conflicts, the cold specter of another, apocalyptic threat in the form of an army of undead White Walkers expected to breach The Wall and invade the South threatens to undermine the status quo and obliterate the outcome of these smaller, alltoo-human rivalries. Episodes 1. Dragonstone 2. Stormborn 3. The Queen's Justice 4. The Spoils of War 5. Eastwatch 6. Beyond the Wall 7. The Dragon and the Wolf Conquest & Rebellion Told in the animated, storybook style of the History & Lore features, Game of Thrones: Conquest & Rebellion brings you the never-before-seen story of the turbulent events that shaped Westeros for thousands of years before the series start. Cast members Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), Conleth Hill (Varys) and Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen) team up to narrate this digitally animated telling of Aegon Targaryen's attempts to conquer the Seven Kingdoms, written by show writer Dave Hill. Extra content Guide to Westeros (In Episode Interactive Feature) Histories & Lore (45:00 TBD) Episode Previews & Recaps

  • Game of Thrones - Season 1-7 [DVD] [2017]Game of Thrones - Season 1-7 | DVD | (11/12/2017) from £50.63   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Season 1 Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men...all will play the 'Game of Thrones.' A new original series based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series. Season 2 The Battle continues in Westeros with feuding families and power hungry rulers. Five Kings vie for a single, all-powerful throne in the all-new season of Game of Thrones an epic story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honour, conquest and triumph. Season 2 plays out against the backdrop of a fast-approaching winter. In King's Landing, the coveted Iron Throne is occupied by cruel young Joffrey, counseled by his conniving mother Cersei and uncle Tyrion. But the Lannister hold on the Throne is under assault on many fronts. There's Robb Stark, son of the slain Lord of Winterfell, Ned Stark; Daenerys Targaryen, who looks to shore up her depleted power through three newborn dragons; Stannis Baratheon, eldest brother of the late King Robert; and Stannis' brother Renly, who has maintained his own claim since fleeing King's Landing. In the meantime, a new leader is rising among the wildlings North of the Wall, adding new perils for Jon Snow and the Night's Watch. With tensions and treaties, animosity and alliances, Season 2 of Game of Thrones promises to be a thrilling journey through a riveting, unforgettable landscape. Season 3 In Season 3, family and loyalty will be the overarching themes, and many critical plot points from the first two seasons will come to a violent head, with several major characters meeting cruel fates. While a primary focus continues to be on King's Landing, where the Lannisters barely held onto power after a savage naval onslaught from Stannis Baratheon (brother of the late king), stirrings in the North threaten to alter the overall balance of power in Westeros. Robb Stark, King of the North, will face a major calamity in his efforts to build on his victories over the Lannisters in Season 2, while further north, Mance Rayder (new character, played by Ciarán Hinds) and his huge army of wildlings continue their inexorable march south to scale the Wall. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen reunited with her three deadly, fast-maturing dragons attempts to raise an army of slaves to sail with her from Essos, in hopes of eventually overthrowing the Iron Throne. Season 4 As Season 4 begins, the Lannisters' hold on the Iron Throne remains intact in the wake of the Red Wedding slaughter that wiped out many of their Stark nemeses. But can they survive their own egos as well as new and ongoing threats? Meanwhile, an unbowed Stannis Baratheon continues to rebuild his army; the Lannister-loathing ˜Red Viper of Dorne,' Oberyn Martell, arrives at King's Landing for Joffrey's wedding to Margaery Tyrell; Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons and unsullied force aim to liberate the largest Slavery City in the east...with long-range plans to take back the Iron Throne; and a depleted Night's Watch faces the advance of Mance Rayder's wildling army, who are in turn running from the undead White Walkers. Season 5 After the shocking deaths of S4, the season begins with a power vacuum that protagonists across Westeros and Essos look to fill. At Castle Black, Jon Snow struggles to balance the demands of the Night's Watch with those of newly-arrived Stannis Baratheon, who styles himself as the rightful king of Westeros. Meanwhile, Cersei scrabbles to hold on to power in Kings Landing amidst the Tyrells and the rise of a religious group led by the enigmatic High Sparrow, while Jaimie embarks on a secret mission. Across the Narrow Sea, Arya seeks an old friend while a fugitive Tyrion finds a new cause. And as danger mounts in Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen finds that her tenuous hold on the city requires some hard sacrifices. Season 6 Following the shocking developments at the conclusion of season five, including Jon Snow's bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys' near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei's public humiliation in the streets of King's Landing, survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south. Season 7 As the season begins, Daenerys Targaryen, accompanied by her Unsullied army and emboldened by Dothraki/Ironborn allies and her lethal trio of dragons, has finally set sail for Westeros with Tyrion Lannister, her newly appointed Hand. Jon Snow, memorably reanimated in S6, has apparently consolidated power in the North after his spectacular conquest of Ramsay Bolton in the Battle of the Bastards and the return of Winterfell to Stark control. In King's Landing, Cersei Lannister, bereft of any surviving heirs, has successfully seized the Iron Throne by using wildfire to incinerate the High Sparrow and other foes in the Sept of Baelor. But as these and other factions drive inexorably towards new alliances or (more likely) violent conflicts, the cold specter of another, apocalyptic threat in the form of an army of undead White Walkers expected to breach The Wall and invade the South threatens to undermine the status quo and obliterate the outcome of these smaller, alltoo-human rivalries.

  • Fighting With My Family [DVD] [2019]Fighting With My Family | DVD | (01/07/2019) from £6.09   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Based on a true story, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY follows reformed gangster Ricky, wife Julia, daughter Paige and son Zak as they make a living wrestling together in tiny venues. When Paige and Zak get the opportunity to try out for WWE, the family grabs a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn their wildest dreams into a dazzling future. However, brother and sister quickly discover that to become superstars, both their talent and their relationship will be put to the test. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY is a heart-warming and smart comedy that proves everything is worth fighting for when it comes to family.

  • 300 4K Ultra HD [Blu-ray] [2006] [Region Free]300 4K Ultra HD | Blu Ray | (05/10/2020) from £22.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    In this ferocious retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae based on the epic graphic novel by Sin City creator Frank Miller, King Xerxes of Persia (Rodrigo Santoro -- Lost) amasses an army of hundreds of thousands, drawn from Asia and Africa, to invade and conquer the tiny, divided nation of Greece in 481 B.C. But when the advancing Persian forces enter the treacherous mountain pass of Thermopylae, they encounter Spartan King Leonidas (Gerard Butler -- The Phantom of the Opera) and his royal guard of soldiers numbering just 300. According to legend, their valor and sacrifice inspired all of Greece to unite against the Persian foe, planting the seeds of democracy and ushering in the Golden Age of Greece.With nonstop action and awe-inspiring visual effects, director Zack Snyder creates a breathtaking vision of one of history's most legendary battles ... and an epic tale of sacrifice and heroism.

  • Game of Thrones - Season 3 [DVD]Game of Thrones - Season 3 | DVD | (17/02/2014) from £14.99   |  Saving you £27.00 (207.85%)   |  RRP £39.99

    In Season 3 family and loyalty will be the overarching themes and many critical plot points from the first two seasons will come to a violent head with several major characters meeting cruel fates. While a primary focus continues to be on King's Landing where the Lannisters barely held onto power after a savage naval onslaught from Stannis Baratheon (brother of the late king) stirrings in the North threaten to alter the overall balance of power in Westeros. Robb Stark King of the North will face a major calamity in his efforts to build on his victories over the Lannisters in Season 2 while further north Mance Rayder (new character played by Ciarán Hinds) and his huge army of wildlings continue their inexorable march south to scale the Wall. Across the Narrow Sea Daenerys Targaryen - reunited with her three deadly fast-maturing dragons - attempts to raise an army of slaves to sail with her from Essos in hopes of eventually overthrowing the Iron Throne. Episodes Comprise: Valar Dohaeris Dark Wings Dark Words Walk of Punishment And Now His Watch is Ended Kissed by Fire The Climb The Bear and the Maiden Fair Second Sons The Rains of Castamere Mhysa

  • Game of Thrones - Season 1 [DVD]Game of Thrones - Season 1 | DVD | (05/03/2012) from £9.68   |  Saving you £33.30 (497.76%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. King and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men... all will play the Game of Thrones.A new original series based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series. Winter is coming to...

  • Game of Thrones - Season 2 [DVD]Game of Thrones - Season 2 | DVD | (04/03/2013) from £11.94   |  Saving you £3.94 (24.80%)   |  RRP £15.88

    The Battle continues in Westeros with feuding families and power hungry rulers. Five Kings vie for a single, all-powerful throne in the all-new season of Game of Thrones - an epic story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honour, conquest and triumph. Season 2 plays out against the backdrop of a fast-approaching winter. In King's Landing, the coveted Iron Throne is occupied by cruel young Joffrey, counseled by his conniving mother Cersei and uncle Tyrion. But the Lannister hold on the Throne is under assault on many fronts. There's Robb Stark, son of the slain Lord of Winterfell, Ned Stark; Daenerys Targaryen, who looks to shore up her depleted power through three newborn dragons; Stannis Baratheon, eldest brother of the late King Robert; and Stannis' brother Renly, who has maintained his own claim since fleeing King's Landing. In the meantime, a new leader is rising among the wildlings North of the Wall, adding new perils for Jon Snow and the Night's Watch. With tensions and treaties, animosity and alliances, Season 2 of Game of Thrones promises to be a thrilling journey through a riveting, unforgettable landscape.

  • The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones [DVD]The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.53   |  Saving you £15.72 (368.15%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Two worlds will collide. Clary Fray is an ordinary teenager living in Brooklyn until one night in a downtown nightclub she encounters the mysterious charismatic Jace - and witnesses a shocking murder. Drawn into Jace's dark and dangerous world where half-angel warriors are locked in an ancient battle to protect humanity from demonic forces. Clary discovers Jace is both the key to uncovering her past and protecting her future.

  • Game of Thrones - Season 5 [Blu-ray]Game of Thrones - Season 5 | Blu Ray | (14/03/2016) from £18.79   |  Saving you £31.20 (166.05%)   |  RRP £49.99

    The most-watched series in HBO history and a worldwide TV phenomenon, Game of Thrones remains a huge runaway hit for the network. This year, a plethora of compelling storylines will play out to their inevitable, often bloody conclusions. After the shocking deaths of S4, the season begins with a power vacuum that protagonists across Westeros and Essos look to fill. At Castle Black, Jon Snow struggles to balance the demands of the Night’s Watch with those of newly-arrived Stannis Baratheon, who styles himself as the rightful king of Westeros. Meanwhile, Cersei scrabbles to hold on to power in Kings Landing amidst the Tyrells and the rise of a religious group led by the enigmatic High Sparrow, while Jaimie embarks on a secret mission. Across the Narrow Sea, Arya seeks an old friend while a fugitive Tyrion finds a new cause. And as danger mounts in Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen finds that her tenuous hold on the city requires some hard sacrifices.

  • Game of Thrones - Season 4 [Blu-ray] [2017] [2015]Game of Thrones - Season 4 | Blu Ray | (16/02/2015) from £20.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    As Season 4 begins, the Lannisters' hold on the Iron Throne remains intact in the wake of the Red Wedding slaughter that wiped out many of their Stark nemeses. But can they survive their own egos as well as new and ongoing threats?Meanwhile, an unbowed Stannis Baratheon continues to rebuild his army; the Lannister-loathing 'Red Viper of Dorne,' Oberyn Martell, arrives at King's Landing for Joffrey's wedding to Margaery Tyrell; Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons and unsullied force aim to liberate the largest Slavery City in the east...with long-range plans to take back the Iron Throne; and a depleted Night's Watch faces the advance of Mance Rayder's wildling army, who are in turn running from the undead White Walkers.Episodes Comprise:Two SwordsThe Lion and the RoseBreaker of ChainsOathkeeperFirst of His NameThe Laws of Gods and MenMockingbirdThe Mountain and the ViperThe Watchers on the WallThe Children

  • Game of Thrones - Season 1 [Blu-ray]Game of Thrones - Season 1 | Blu Ray | (05/03/2012) from £15.26   |  Saving you £2.72 (22.17%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. King and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men... all will play the Game of Thrones.A new original series based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series. Winter is coming to...

  • Fighting With My Family [Blu-ray] [2019]Fighting With My Family | Blu Ray | (01/07/2019) from £7.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Based on a true story, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY follows reformed gangster Ricky, wife Julia, daughter Paige and son Zak as they make a living wrestling together in tiny venues. When Paige and Zak get the opportunity to try out for WWE, the family grabs a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn their wildest dreams into a dazzling future. However, brother and sister quickly discover that to become superstars, both their talent and their relationship will be put to the test. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY is a heart-warming and smart comedy that proves everything is worth fighting for when it comes to family.

  • Game of Thrones - Season 2 [Blu-ray][Region Free]Game of Thrones - Season 2 | Blu Ray | (04/03/2013) from £15.99   |  Saving you £4.00 (28.59%)   |  RRP £17.99

    The Battle continues in Westeros with feuding families and power hungry rulers. Five Kings vie for a single, all-powerful throne in the all-new season of Game of Thrones - an epic story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honour, conquest and triumph. Season 2 plays out against the backdrop of a fast-approaching winter. In King's Landing, the coveted Iron Throne is occupied by cruel young Joffrey, counseled by his conniving mother Cersei and uncle Tyrion. But the Lannister hold on the Throne is under assault on many fronts. There's Robb Stark, son of the slain Lord of Winterfell, Ned Stark; Daenerys Targaryen, who looks to shore up her depleted power through three newborn dragons; Stannis Baratheon, eldest brother of the late King Robert; and Stannis' brother Renly, who has maintained his own claim since fleeing King's Landing. In the meantime, a new leader is rising among the wildlings North of the Wall, adding new perils for Jon Snow and the Night's Watch. With tensions and treaties, animosity and alliances, Season 2 of Game of Thrones promises to be a thrilling journey through a riveting, unforgettable landscape.

  • Gathering Storm [2002]Gathering Storm | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (133.56%)   |  RRP £13.99

    The Gathering Storm is a fictionalised portrayal of Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine during their wilderness years of the 1930s. It deservedly won numerous awards, including an Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe in recognition of Albert Finney's wonderful central performance. Equally deserving were those for all aspects of the production design: period wardrobe, set dressing and use of location are equally impressive, apparently ensuring that this production has everything going for it in its depiction of pre-War Britain. The snag is that its restriction to TV movie format, a mere 90 minutes, excludes a lot of historical context that ought not to have been left out. Seeing Churchill's adoration of his wife (Vanessa Redgrave) or the family woes troubling Ralph Wigram (Linus Roache) is all very emotionally dramatic, but it uses precious screen time that might have been better devoted to highlighting the political situation abroad, or indeed the monarchy's situation at home. The enterprise smacks a little too much of sentimental contrivance, lionising Churchill in rose-tinted retrospect. True, some attempt is made to acknowledge the personality traits that excluded him both from office and popularity prior to Germany's re-building, but like so much else pertinent to the machinations of anticipating the war, these are glossed over for familial feel-goodery and button-pushing poignancy. This is a film that's easy to admire, but ought not to be mistaken for well-rounded history. On the DVD: The Gathering Storm doesn't look or sound quite as crisp and clear as you'd hope for a recent TV-movie transfer. That's down to some obvious grain in the picture, and the 2.0 surround audio that tends to lose quieter dialogue moments. There are extensive cast and crew biographies that will no doubt help international viewers place the naggingly familiar British faces. There's also the accumulatively enthusiastic commentary from director Richard Loncraine and producer Frank Doelger, which happily points many of them out. --Paul Tonks

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