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  • North By Northwest [1959]North By Northwest | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (57.20%)   |  RRP £13.99

    A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive

  • The Parent Trap [1961]The Parent Trap | DVD | (11/01/2005) from £2.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (80.10%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Available for the first time on DVD! Two long separated twin sisters (both played by Hayley Mills) meet unexpectedly at a summer camp where their divorced parents sent them. Together they hatch an ingenious plot to reunite their families.

  • Desert Fox, The / The Desert Rats [1951]Desert Fox, The / The Desert Rats | DVD | (02/06/2003) from £7.98   |  Saving you £10.00 (200.40%)   |  RRP £14.99

    James Mason plays Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in both The Desert Fox (1951) and The Desert Rats (1953), a WWII double-bill on DVD. The Desert Fox, released six years after the end of the War, is a solemnly respectful tribute to Erwin Rommel, Germany's most celebrated military genius. James Mason's portrayal of this gallant warrior became a highlight of his career iconography. The film itself is oddly disjointed, though: a pre-credit commando raid to liquidate Rommel is followed by a flashback to the field-marshal's lightning successes commanding the Afrika Korps--a compressed account via documentary footage and copious narration (spoken by Michael Rennie, who also dubs Desmond Young, the Rommel biographer and one-time British POW appearing briefly as himself). The dramatic core is Rommel's growing disenchantment with Hitler (Luther Adler), his involvement in the plot to assassinate the Fuhrer, and his subsequent martyrdom. The Desert Rats stars Richard Burton in only his second Hollywood role (between Oscar-nominated turns in My Cousin Rachel and The Robe), as a Scottish commando put in charge of a battalion of the 9th Australian Division defending Tobruk. The Aussies don't like him, and with a year of grim North African duty already under his belt, he's not too crazy about his new responsibilities either. The outfit is charged with staving off the battering assaults of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel for two months, to give the British Army time to regroup in Cairo and prepare for a counterattack. In the end, the "desert rats" play hell with the Desert Fox for 242 days, during which time they and their commander develop some mutual respect. This is a solid, workmanlike World War II picture that, having been made in 1953 rather than 1943, can acknowledge a degree of eccentric humanity and soldierly professionalism in the enemy. Featured guest star James Mason reprises his Rommel from The Desert Fox, playing all his scenes in German except for a scene of ironical repartee with Burton. Another distinguished Brit, Robert Newton, gets costar billing as a boozy, self-confessed coward who used to be Burton's schoolmaster. However, a goodly number of Australians--including Chips Rafferty and Charles "Bud" Tingwell rate at least as much screen time. Robert Wise directed, with a trimness that reminds us he started out as an editor, and the pungent black-and-white cinematography is by Lucien Ballard. --Richard T. Jameson

  • North By Northwest [Blu-ray] [1959]North By Northwest | Blu Ray | (16/11/2009) from £7.95   |  Saving you £10.04 (126.29%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive

  • The Desert Fox [1951]The Desert Fox | DVD | (01/08/2005) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (58.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    James Mason delivers a strong performance in the title role of this sympathetic study of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. In the early 40's Rommel's juggernaut Afrika Korps dominated North Africa. But as the tide turned and he came to the painful realisation that his Fuhrer to whom he had sworn allegiance was destroying Germany his ingrained sense of duty pushed him into a conspiracy against Hitler. Focusing on the latter part of Rommel's career the flm portrays him as a dedicated so

  • Wuthering Heights [1939]Wuthering Heights | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.73   |  Saving you £9.26 (137.59%)   |  RRP £15.99

    When Mr. Earnshaw encounters Heathcliff a ragamuffin orphan he kindly brings the boy into his home and makes him part of the family. Instantly Heathcliff falls hopelessly in love with the daughter of the house the beautiful but headstrong Catherine. When a wealthy neighbor woos her Catherine's material instincts overcome her adoration for Heathcliff and so she agrees to marry. Yet as time passes Catherine is to discover that she is unable to forget Heathcliff and not even dea

  • The Snows Of Kilimanjaro [1952]The Snows Of Kilimanjaro | DVD | (31/12/2007) from £10.86   |  Saving you £2.13 (16.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    This lavish big-budget blockbuster combined tales from Ernest Hemingway's life with Papa's already famous autobiographical novel of the same name. As Harry (Gregory Peck) lies wounded and delirious in an African campsite at the foot of the snow-covered slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro he recounts the story of his life in a series of flashbacks. Writing women and big-game hunting - these are the things that have defined and dominated his existence. In pursuit of all three he has travelled the globe from the salons of Bohemian Paris to the battlefields of Spain to the plains of Africa. Now in the shadow of the greatest mountain and his own approaching death from gangrene he tries to make sense of his failures. Few Hemingway novels play as well onscreen as they do on paper but under the direction of Henry King Peck and Susan Hayward who plays Harry's devoted beau turn in inspired performances but both are eclipsed by Ava Gardner as Cynthia the love he lost. The romantic sentimental qualities are embedded into the fine script are driven home by Bernard Hermann's brilliant score yet US theatre operators actually feared that audiences would stay away from the film because they couldn't pronounce Kilimanjaro but the film turned out to be one of the biggest hits of 1952.

  • The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Series 1 [DVD] [1964]The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Series 1 | DVD | (09/09/2003) from £9.39   |  Saving you £5.60 (37.40%)   |  RRP £14.99

    All five feature-length spinoffs from the classic 1960s spy series 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E'. With weapons in hand - and tongues in cheek - agents Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) carry out the bidding of U.N.C.L.E. chief Alexander Waverly (Leo G. Carroll). Guest stars include Joan Crawford, Rip Torn, Herbert Lom, Telly Savalas, Terry-Thomas, John Carradine and Leslie Nielson. Films are: 'The Spy With No Face', 'One Spy Too Many', 'Karate Killers', 'Helicopter ...

  • The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: Season 1 [DVD]The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: Season 1 | DVD | (03/08/2015) from £14.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (100.07%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Robert Vaughn and David McCallum star as a team of secret agents battling the global crime organization THRUSH. Under the aegis of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement-- U.N.C.L.E.--the dapper suave Napoleon Solo (Vaughn) and the equally dashing Illya Kuryakin (McCallum) jet to exotic locations defending the world from evil chaos and bad taste in this hit spoof on the espionage genre. Episode List: Mr. Solo (pilot) The Iowa Scuba Affair The Quadripartite Affair The Shark Affair The Deadly Games Affair The Green Opal Affair The Giuoco Piano Affair The Double Affair The Finny Foot Affair The Neptune Affair The Dove Affair The King Of Knaves Affair The Terbuf Affair The Deadly Decoy Affair The Fiddlesticks Affair The Yellow Scarf Affair The Mad Mad Tea Party Affair The Secret Sceptre Affair The Bow Wow Affair The Four Steps Affair The See-Paris-and-Die Affair The Brain Killer Affair The Hong Kong Shilling Affair The Never-Never Affair The Love Affair The Gazebo In The Maze Affair The Girls From Nazarone Affair The Odd Man Affair The Vulcan Affair

  • The House on 92nd Street [DVD] [1945]The House on 92nd Street | DVD | (24/09/2012) from £4.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (234.11%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The F.B.I.'s own tense, terrific story behind the protection of the Atomic Bomb!Nazi spies have infiltrated America, one of which tries to recruit a college graduate, who then becomes a double agent for the F.B.I.

  • The Snows Of Kilimanjaro [1952]The Snows Of Kilimanjaro | DVD | (23/02/2004) from £7.95   |  Saving you £-2.96 (-59.30%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Based on the Ernest Hemigway novel of the same name Peck plays the part of a wounded hunter who is accompanied by two young women in the African wilds. Each of them tries to analyse his or her past life.

  • Strangers On  A Train (1951)Strangers On A Train (1951) | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.45   |  Saving you £7.54 (116.90%)   |  RRP £13.99

    From its cleverly choreographed opening sequence to its heart-stopping climax on a rampant carousel, this 1951 Hitchcock classic readily earns its reputation as one of the director's finest examples of timeless cinematic suspense. It's not just a ripping-good thriller but a film student's delight and a perversely enjoyable battle of wits between tennis pro Guy (Farley Granger) and his mysterious, sycophantic admirer, Bruno (Robert Walker), who proposes a "criss-cross" scheme of traded murders. Bruno agrees to kill Guy's unfaithful wife, in return for which Guy will (or so it seems) kill Bruno's spiteful father. With an emphasis on narrative and visual strategy, Hitchcock controls the escalating tension with a master's flair for cinematic design, and the plot (coscripted by Raymond Chandler) is so tightly constructed that you'll be white-knuckled even after multiple viewings. Strangers on a Train remains one of Hitchcock's crowning achievements and a suspenseful classic that never loses its capacity to thrill and delight. --Jeff Shannon

  • Spellbound [1945]Spellbound | DVD | (04/10/2004) from £17.97   |  Saving you £-11.98 (-200.00%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Alfred Hitchcock takes on Sigmund Freud in this thriller in which psychologist Ingrid Bergman tries to solve a murder by unlocking the clues hidden in the mind of amnesiac suspect Gregory Peck. Among the highlights is a bizarre dream sequence seemingly designed by Salvador Dali--complete with huge eyeballs and pointy scissors. Although the film is in black and white, the original release contained one subliminal blood-red frame, appearing when a gun pointed directly at the camera goes off. Spellbound is one of Hitchcock's strangest and most atmospheric films, providing the director with plenty of opportunities to explore what he called "pure cinema"--i.e., the power of pure visual associations. Miklós Rózsa's haunting score (which features the creepy electronic instrument, the theremin) won an Oscar, and the movie was nominated for best picture, director, supporting actor (Michael Chekhov), cinematography and special visual effects. --Jim Emerson

  • SpellboundSpellbound | DVD | (01/01/2008) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (-12.40%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Award-winning documentary following eight kids competing for the position of best speller in the National Spelling Bee competition in America.

  • TarantulaTarantula | DVD | (06/02/2006) from £5.00   |  Saving you £4.99 (49.90%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Kindly Dr. Reemer (Leo G. Carroll) has big plans for his new radioactive serum. It makes animals grow at a fantastic rate and this could solve the world's food shortage but when an accident at his Arizona laboratory leads to a tarantula injected with the serum escaping havoc results. The eerily silent desert is soon a lot scarier as cattle and humans start disappearing at an alarming rate. Local doctor Matt Hastings (John Agar) and Reemer's shapely assistant (Mara Corday) finally

  • The Man From U.N.C.L.E. [1965]The Man From U.N.C.L.E. | DVD | (08/09/2003) from £21.11   |  Saving you £9.88 (31.90%)   |  RRP £30.99

    Fans of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. felt doubly blessed in 1965. Not only did its second series debut in colour, but there was also the first of several spin-off movies. The Spy with My Face thrilled audiences with "The August Affair", a plot to replace Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) with a look-alike. The movie's only disappointment in this golden year for the show was the inexplicable absence of its catchy theme tune. By the third series the show had strayed too far into the campness of Batman, which also started in 1966. One Spy Too Many demonstrated the rush to cash-in on success before the bubble burst. This second theatrical release actually consists of two TV episodes, and played on US small screens first. This then became the pattern for the later movies, although what played where on international TV in episodic fashion becomes extremely complicated. The Karate Killers features Joan Crawford, Herbert Lom and Telly Savalas in a search for a secret formula (from Series 3). The Helicopter Spies pits Solo and Kuryakin (David McCallum) against two criminal masterminds (culled from Series 4). How to Steal the World is very much a finale, in that it comes from the very last episode. It rather shows, too, with only Leslie Nielsen looking serious about his art. It's no top secret that The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'s finest hours came early; the same certainly goes for these movies. Nevertheless, the gadgets are always great, the girls easy on the eye and the two leads superb in their chemistry together. On the DVD: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. has survived pretty well for its DVD incarnation. Although there's some grain and artefacts evident in the print, colours are bright and the image is generally sharp. Some work has gone into providing fun fan material, but unfortunately it's all via DVD-ROM and in PDF format. The eight text documents cover series origins, merchandise, the fans themselves and, of course, the movies featured in this box set. --Paul Tonks

  • We're No Angels [1955]We're No Angels | DVD | (07/11/2005) from £5.38   |  Saving you £10.61 (197.21%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Three convicts - Joseph (Bogart) Albert (Aldo Ray) and Jules (Peter Ustinov) - are plotting their escape from Devil's Island. Fate intervenes when they hide out with kindly but inept Felix (Leo G. Carrol) and his family. Felix manages a store for his arrogant cousin Andre (Basil Rathbone) who makes the fatal mistake of stealing Albert's pet a poisonous snake. After resolving Felix's problems the convicts return to prison convinced that the world is much too wicked!

  • SuspicionSuspicion | DVD | (21/04/2003) from £29.99   |  Saving you £-10.00 (-50.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Repeated viewings can't dispel the shock of the final scene of Suspicion, Hitchcock's classic 1941 romantic mystery--a brief but disorientating confrontation that suddenly inverts the heroine's mounting conviction that she's married a murderer, forcing us to reconsider virtually every scene and line of dialogue that's preceded it. It's a masterful coup de grâce for the director, who has built a puzzle around the corrosive power of suspicion, threaded with deft ambiguities that toy with dramatic conventions and character archetypes in nearly every frame. As embodied by Joan Fontaine, who nabbed an Oscar in this second outing with the director, Lina McLaidlaw is a buttoned-up, bookish heiress whose prim exterior conceals longings for a more engaged emotional life. Her solution materialises in the darkly handsome Johnnie Aysgarth, a gambler, womaniser and spendthrift who flirts, then pursues, and soon marries her. As Aysgarth, Cary Grant is both irresistible and sinister, capable of deceit and petty theft, as well as grander designs on his bride's impending fortune. Lina's passion for Johnnie is clouded by each new revelation about his apparent dishonesty, from clandestine gambling to real-estate development schemes; more troubling are clues implicating him in the death of his best friend, and the prospect that Johnnie may be slowly poisoning Lina herself. By the time we see him ascending a darkened staircase with a suspicious glass of milk, an image made all the more indelible through the spectral glow the director captures in the glass, the evidence seems damning indeed. In fact, even as Hitchcock stacks the deck against Johnnie, and takes full advantage of Grant's skill at conveying such menace, the director also dots his landscape with visual clues to Lina's own neurotic (and erotic) obsessions. The final scene forces us to re-evaluate her behaviour while leaving enough of a cloud over Johnnie to rob him, and us, of a complete exoneration. It's a wicked, unsettling payoff to a brilliantly executed thriller. --Sam Sutherland

  • So Evil My Love [DVD]So Evil My Love | DVD | (21/03/2016) from £12.39   |  Saving you £0.60 (4.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Olivia Harwood (Ann Todd) is a missionary's widow who meets Mark Bellis (Ray Milland), a charming artist and rogue in Victorian London. When Olivia opens a boarding house, Mark becomes her lodger, but quickly graduates to her lover. Soon Olivia falls completely under the spell of Mark and casts aside her religious scruples to fall in with Mark's ambitious and immoral schemes of theft and blackmail...

  • Cary Grant [1946]Cary Grant | DVD | (07/06/2004) from £24.28   |  Saving you £15.71 (39.30%)   |  RRP £39.99

    A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive

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