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  • Blade Runner [4K UHD] [Blu-ray] [2017]Blade Runner | 4K UHD | (04/09/2017) from £17.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    When Ridley Scott's cut of Blade Runner was finally released in 1993, one had to wonder why the studio hadn't done it right the first time--11 years earlier. This version is so much better, mostly because of what's been eliminated (the ludicrous and redundant voice-over narration and the phoney happy ending) rather than what's been added (a bit more character development and a brief unicorn dream). Star Harrison Ford originally recorded the narration under duress at the insistence of Warner Bros. executives who thought the story needed further "explanation"; he later confessed that he thought if he did it badly they wouldn't use it. (Moral: Never overestimate the taste of movie executives.) The movie's spectacular futuristic vision of Los Angeles--a perpetually dark and rainy metropolis that's the nightmare antithesis of "Sunny Southern California"--is still its most seductive feature, another worldly atmosphere in which you can immerse yourself. The movie's shadowy visual style, along with its classic private-detective/murder-mystery plot line (with Ford on the trail of a murderous android, or "replicant"), makes Blade Runner one of the few science fiction pictures to legitimately claim a place in the film noir tradition. And, as in the best noir, the sleuth discovers a whole lot more (about himself and the people he encounters) than he anticipates. The cast also includes Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah Rutger Hauer and M. Emmet Walsh. --Jim Emerson

  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut [Blu-ray] [1982] [Special Poster Edition] [Region Free]Blade Runner: The Final Cut | Blu Ray | (07/12/2020) from £10.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Visually spectacular, intensely action-packed and powerfully prophetic since its debut, Blade Runner dazzles in Ridley Scott's definitive Final Cut, including extended scenes and special effects. In a signature role as 21st-century detective Rick Deckard, Harrison Ford brings his masculine-yet vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul. SPECIAL FEATURES Introduction by Director Ridley Scott Three Filmmaker Commentaries

  • Harry and the Hendersons [Blu-ray] [2021]Harry and the Hendersons | Blu Ray | (22/02/2021) from £11.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch but have a hard time trying to keep the legend of 'Bigfoot' a secret.

  • The Free Willy Collection [DVD]The Free Willy Collection | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £9.24   |  Saving you £-0.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.99

    Free Willy Three and one-half tonnes of best friend: family adventure doesn't get any bigger! Willy is an orca whale confined in a Pacific Northwest aquatic park's too-small tank and separated from his family in the nearby bay. No one understands Willy's moods - except a 12 year-old boy who knows what it's like to be without a family. That boy is scruffy street kid Jesse (Jason James Richter) who befriends Willy and risks all to set him free. Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Two years after helping his friend escape into the sea Jesse enjoys life with his adoptive parents and is delighted to be reunited with the 3 tonne killer whale. However a crashed supertanker causes an oil spill which threatens the life of both... Free Willy 3: The Rescue Now 16 Jesse has taken a job on an orca research ship to encounter his old friend threatened by illegal whalers hoping to make money from turning the whale into sushi... Free Willy - Escape From Pirate's Cove : Young Kirra (Bindi Irwin) leaves her Australian home to summer with her grandfather (Beau Bridges) in South Africa she soon discovers a baby orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather's rundown seaside amusement park. She names the lonely whale Willy - and embarks on a quest to lead the little guy back to his anxious pod before her grandfather's greedy rival turns Willy into a captive moneymaking attraction at his slick theme park.

  • Ordinary People [1980]Ordinary People | DVD | (02/12/2002) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (141.45%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Robert Redford made his Oscar-winning directorial debut with this highly acclaimed, poignantly observant drama (based on the novel by Judith Guest) about a well-to-do family's painful adjustment to tragedy. Mary Tyler Moore and Donald Sutherland play a seemingly happy couple who lose the elder of their two sons to a boating accident; Timothy Hutton plays the surviving teenage son, who blames himself for his brother's death and has attempted suicide to end his pain. They live in a meticulously kept home in an affluent Chicago suburb, never allowing themselves to speak openly of the grief that threatens to tear them apart. Only when the son begins to see a psychiatrist (Judd Hirsch) does the veneer of denial begin to crack, and Ordinary People thenceforth directly examines the broken family ties and the complexity of repressed emotions that have festered under the pretence of coping. Superior performances and an Oscar-winning script by Alvin Sargent make this one of the most uncompromising dramas ever made about the psychology of dysfunctional families. There are moments--particularly related to Mary Tyler Moore's anguished performance as a woman incapable of expressing her deepest emotions--when this film is both intensely involving and heartbreakingly real. No matter how happy and healthy your upbringing was, there's something in this excellent film that everyone can relate to. --Jeff Shannon

  • Snow Dogs [2002]Snow Dogs | DVD | (18/11/2002) from £2.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (501.67%)   |  RRP £17.99

    In this new Disney comedy Miami dentist Ted Brooks (Cuba Gooding Jr) finds out he's been named in a will and travels to Alaska to claim his mystery inheritance: a mischievous team of sled dogs!

  • My Best Friend's Wedding [1997]My Best Friend's Wedding | DVD | (27/01/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    One of the best romantic comedies of the 1990s, My Best Friend's Wedding not only gave Julia Roberts a delightful vehicle for her crowd-pleasing comeback, but it further distinguished itself by avoiding the conventional plotting of the genre. Julia plays a prominent Chicago restaurant critic whose best friend (Dermot Mulroney) is a former lover from her college days with whom she'd made a binding pact: if neither of them were married by the age of 28, they'd marry each other. Just when they're about to reach the deadline of their agreement, Mulroney arrives in Chicago to introduce Roberts to his seemingly perfect fiancée (Cameron Diaz) and announce their wedding in just three days. That leaves the shocked Julia with just three short days to sabotage the wedding and marry the man she now realises she's loved all along. With potential heartbreak waiting in the wings, she'll either get what she wants or pay the price for her selfish behaviour, and Ronald Bass's cleverly constructed screenplay keeps us guessing to the very end. Rupert Everett scored rave reviews for his scene-stealing performance as Robert's gay friend who goes along with her scheming (but only so far), and even as she makes her character's needy desperation disarmingly appealing, Roberts wisely allows Diaz to capitalise on her charming time in the spotlight. As the romantic outcome remains uncertain, the viewer is held in a state of giddy suspense, and director PJ Hogan pulls off some hilarious scenes (like a restaurant full of people singing the Dionne Warwick hit "I Say a Little Prayer") that could easily have fallen flat in the hands of a less talented filmmaker. It's no surprise that this was one of the box-office smashes of 1997. --Jeff Shannon

  • Harry And The HendersonsHarry And The Hendersons | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £12.88   |  Saving you £0.11 (0.80%)   |  RRP £12.99

    When an average American family meets a legendary creature the fur is sure to fly. After John Lithgow's car accidentally hits 'Harry' his life is turned upside down when he makes friends with a real-life Bigfoot. It's a race against time to get Harry back to his natural environment in this hilarious comedy for the entire family. Incidentally Harry won the Oscar for his outstanding make-up at the 1988 Academy Awards. Harry's good friend Rick Baker picked up the statuette on his beha

  • The Gambler Blu-Ray (Imprint Collection # 49)The Gambler Blu-Ray (Imprint Collection # 49) | Blu Ray | (21/05/2021) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Romeo And Juliet [1997]Romeo And Juliet | DVD | (07/02/2000) from £8.37   |  Saving you £4.62 (35.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Baz Luhrmann (Strictly Ballroom) takes a shot at reinventing Shakespeare's story of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet as a visual pastiche inspired by MTV imagery, Hong Kong action-picture clichés, and Luhrmann's own taste for deliberate, gaudy excess. The result is explosive chaos, both in terms of bullets and visual sensibility, which some may find impossible to stick with for more than a few minutes. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes play the leads, though not with much distinction, while Pete Postlethwaite makes a huge impression as this movie's version of Friar Laurence. The film is successful in spots, but overall its fever-dream game plan is difficult to ride out. --Tom Keogh

  • Christmas with the Kranks [2004]Christmas with the Kranks | DVD | (14/11/2005) from £5.00   |  Saving you £-0.03 (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.97

    A couple decide to take a break from Christmas when their daughter cancels her festive visit. But soon her plans change and the race is on to get Christmas back on track.

  • Blood Simple [Blu-ray]Blood Simple | Blu Ray | (30/10/2017) from £12.59   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The debut film of director Joel Coen and his brother-producer Ethan Coen, 1983's Blood Simple is grisly comic noir that marries the feverish toughness of pulp thrillers with the ghoulishness of even pulpier horror. (Imagine the novels of Jim Thompson somehow fused with the comic tabloid Weird Tales and you get the idea.) The story concerns a Texas bar owner (Dan Hedaya) who hires a seedy private detective (M Emmett Walsh) to follow his cheating wife (Frances McDormand in her first film appearance) and then kill her and her lover (John Getz). The gumshoe turns the tables on his client and suddenly a bad situation gets much, much worse, with some violent goings-on that are as elemental as they are shocking. (A scene in which a character who has been buried alive suddenly emerges from his own grave instantly becomes an archetypal nightmare.) Shot by Barry Sonnenfeld before he became an A-list director in Hollywood, Blood Simple established the hyperreal look and feel of the Coens' productions (undoubtedly inspired a bit by filmmaker Sam Raimi, whose The Evil Dead had just been coedited by Joel). Sections of the film have proved to be an endurance test for art-house movie fans, particularly an extended climax that involves one shock after another but ends with a laugh at the absurdity of criminal ambition. This is definitely one of the triumphs of the 1980s and the American independent film scene in general. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • My Best Friend's Wedding [1997]My Best Friend's Wedding | DVD | (18/02/2002) from £4.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (160.32%)   |  RRP £12.99

    One of the best romantic comedies of the 1990s, My Best Friend's Wedding not only gave Julia Roberts a delightful vehicle for her crowd-pleasing comeback, but it further distinguished itself by avoiding the conventional plotting of the genre. She plays a prominent Chicago restaurant critic whose best friend (Dermot Mulroney) is a former lover from her college days with whom she'd made a binding pact: if neither of them were married by the age of 28, they'd marry each other. Just when they're about to reach the deadline of their agreement, Mulroney arrives in Chicago to introduce Roberts to his seemingly perfect fiancée (Cameron Diaz) and announce their wedding in just three days. That leaves the shocked Julia with just three short days to sabotage the wedding and marry the man she now realises she's loved all along. With potential heartbreak waiting in the wings, she'll either get what she wants or pay the price for her selfish behaviour, and Ronald Bass' cleverly constructed screenplay keeps us guessing to the very end. It's no surprise that this was one of the box-office smashes of 1997. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com On the DVD: My Best Friend's Wedding is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and there is very little grain or noise, the only blurring coming from those soft focus moments. There are two "making-of" documentaries, one produced by HBO and the other a general behind the scenes mix of fly on the wall footage and interviews with cast and crew. Masquerading as helpful hints for the soon to be wed there's also a short featurette called "Wedding Do's and Don'ts". You can also sing along with one of the film's more bizarre moments; the fish restaurant rendition of "Say a Little Prayer", check out the pictures in the wedding album and read the filmographies. --Kristen Bowditch

  • Red Scorpion [1988]Red Scorpion | DVD | (01/01/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £2.99

  • Racing Stripes [2005]Racing Stripes | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.59   |  Saving you £11.40 (248.37%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A combined CGI animation and live action family film about a zebra who grows up believing he's a racehorse who, with the help of his barnyard friends, sets out to race with the thoroughbreds!

  • The JerkThe Jerk | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £6.73   |  Saving you £3.26 (48.44%)   |  RRP £9.99

    That wild and crazy guy Steve Martin makes his acting debut in this wild and crazy comedy hit The Jerk. Steve portrays Navin Johnson adopted son of a poor black sharecropper family whose crazy inventions lead him from rags to riches and right back to rags. Along the way he's smitten with a lady motorcycle racer survives a series of screwball attacks by a deranged killer becomes a millionaire by inventing the ""opti-grab"" handle for eyeglasses - and shows why he's the hottest comic performer in America today.

  • The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power [DVD] [2015]The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power | DVD | (23/03/2015) from £3.19   |  Saving you £9.80 (75.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Join an exciting new chapter in the action-packed adventures of the legendary warrior The Scorpion King! When the king of Norvania is assassinated the evil heir to the throne frames Mathayus and sends an entire kingdom of soldiers after him. Mathayus' (Victor Webster) only allies are a mysterious woman and her unconventional father whose primitive science may hold the key to disrupting the evil ruler's quest for an ancient and unstoppable mystical power. Featuring Lou Ferrigno (The Hulk) and an all-star cast of fighters including Roy Big Country Nelson (Winner of The Ultimate Fighter) Royce Gracie (UFC Hall of Fame) and Don Wilson (11-time World Kickboxing Champion). Also starring Ellen Holman (Spartacus TV series) Rutger Hauer (Batman Begins) Barry Bostwick (Cougar Town TV series) and Michael Biehn (The Terminator).

  • Narrow Margin [1990]Narrow Margin | DVD | (12/02/2007) from £3.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (225.56%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A Los Angeles District Attorney (Hackman) is attempting to take an unwilling murder witness (Acher) back to the United States to testify against a top-level mob boss. Frantically attempting to escape two deadly hitmen sent to silence her they board a Vancouver-bound train only to find the killers are onboard with them. For the next 20 hours as the train hurls through the beautiful but solated Canadian wilderness a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues in which their ability to tell friend from foe is a matter of life and death...

  • Blood Simple [DVD]Blood Simple | DVD | (30/10/2017) from £8.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The debut film of director Joel Coen and his brother-producer Ethan Coen, 1983's Blood Simple is grisly comic noir that marries the feverish toughness of pulp thrillers with the ghoulishness of even pulpier horror. (Imagine the novels of Jim Thompson somehow fused with the comic tabloid Weird Tales and you get the idea.) The story concerns a Texas bar owner (Dan Hedaya) who hires a seedy private detective (M Emmett Walsh) to follow his cheating wife (Frances McDormand in her first film appearance) and then kill her and her lover (John Getz). The gumshoe turns the tables on his client and suddenly a bad situation gets much, much worse, with some violent goings-on that are as elemental as they are shocking. (A scene in which a character who has been buried alive suddenly emerges from his own grave instantly becomes an archetypal nightmare.) Shot by Barry Sonnenfeld before he became an A-list director in Hollywood, Blood Simple established the hyperreal look and feel of the Coens' productions (undoubtedly inspired a bit by filmmaker Sam Raimi, whose The Evil Dead had just been coedited by Joel). Sections of the film have proved to be an endurance test for art-house movie fans, particularly an extended climax that involves one shock after another but ends with a laugh at the absurdity of criminal ambition. This is definitely one of the triumphs of the 1980s and the American independent film scene in general. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • Blood Simple [1983]Blood Simple | DVD | (01/01/2001) from £9.38   |  Saving you £3.60 (56.34%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The debut film of director Joel Coen and his brother-producer Ethan Coen, 1983's Blood Simple is grisly comic noir that marries the feverish toughness of pulp thrillers with the ghoulishness of even pulpier horror. (Imagine the novels of Jim Thompson somehow fused with the comic tabloid Weird Tales and you get the idea.) The story concerns a Texas bar owner (Dan Hedaya) who hires a seedy private detective (M Emmett Walsh) to follow his cheating wife (Frances McDormand in her first film appearance) and then kill her and her lover (John Getz). The gumshoe turns the tables on his client, and suddenly a bad situation gets much, much worse, with some violent goings-on that are as elemental as they are shocking. (A scene in which a character who has been buried alive suddenly emerges from his own grave instantly becomes an archetypal nightmare.) Shot by Barry Sonnenfeld before he became an A-list director in Hollywood, Blood Simple established the hyperreal look and feel of the Coens' productions (undoubtedly inspired a bit by filmmaker Sam Raimi, whose The Evil Dead had just been coedited by Joel). Sections of the film have proved to be an endurance test for art-house movie fans, particularly an extended climax that involves one shock after another but ends with a laugh at the absurdity of criminal ambition. This is definitely one of the triumphs of the 1980s and the American independent film scene in general. --Tom Keogh

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