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  • Arrival [DVD]Arrival | DVD | (20/03/2017) from £4.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity's very existence.

  • Train To Busan [DVD] [2016]Train To Busan | DVD | (27/02/2017) from £4.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A mysterious viral outbreak pushes. Korea into a state of emergency! As an unidentified virus sweeps the country, Korean government declares martial law. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival 453 km from Seoul to Busan. The struggle to survive by those who have others to protect! Get on board to stay alive!

  • Dante's Peak [1997]Dante's Peak | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (141.45%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The first of 1997's volcano disaster movies (the second being Volcano) was arguably the better of the two but both of them made for passable entertainment with some spectacular special effects to serve as icing on the stale cake. After all, Dante's Peak doesn't pretend to be anything more than an updated variation on a whole catalogue of disaster movie clichés. Despite all that, it's reasonably enjoyable. It's an added bonus that the script is just smart enough to allow Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton to play their roles with straight faces, never condescending to the audience of the formulaic story. He's a volcano expert from the US Geological Survey, and she's the mayor of a cosy Washington State town perched beneath a volcano that's about to blow. Tell-tale signs are everywhere, so evacuation must be carried out immediately. Of course, not everybody's eager to leave and even some of Brosnan's colleagues think his alarm is premature. This sets the stage for massive ash clouds, rivers of raging mud and molten rock, flattened forests and death-defying escapes by Brosnan, Hamilton and some (but not all) of her family, friends and townsfolk. So what if it's all pretty flaky ... and can a four-wheel-drive vehicle travel over fire and molten lava without bursting its tires? Don't ask too many questions and you'll find Dante's Peak to be (if you'll pardon the pun) a total blast. --Jeff Shannon

  • THE BLUE ANGEL [DER BLAUE ENGEL] (Masters of Cinema) (DUAL FORMAT) [Blu-ray]THE BLUE ANGEL | Blu Ray | (28/01/2013) from £11.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (66.72%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The Blue Angel is one of the first German language sound films (filmed simultaneously in an English-language version), and the picture that represents the initial collaboration between Josef von Sternberg and his immortal muse, Marlene Dietrich. Following up his role in Sternberg's great silent The Last Command, Emil Jannings portrays a schoolteacher named Immanuel Rath, whose fateful expedition to catch his students frequenting the cabaret known as The Blue Angel leads to his own rapture with the establishment's main attraction Lola (Dietrich) - and, as a result, triggers the downward spiral of his life and fortune. Directed by Sternberg while on loan from America to the pioneering German producer Erich Pommer, The Blue Angel is at once captivating, devastating, and powerfully erotic, laced-through with Sternberg's masterful cinematography. From here, the director and Dietrich would go on to make six more films together in the span of five years, and leave a legacy of some of the most indelible iconography in the cinema of glamour and obsession. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Blue Angel in a new Dual Format presentation that incorporates both versions of the film in 1080p HD for the first time in the UK. Special Features: 1080p HD Presentation of both the German-language and English-language versions of the film, with progressive encodes on the DVD Newly translated optional subtitles on the German-language version, and SDH on the English-language version New and exclusive video essay on the films by critic and scholar Tag Gallagher New and exclusive feature-length audio commentary by critic and scholar Tony Rayns on the German-langauage version Original screen test with Marlene Dietrich Archival interview clips with Marlene Dietrich Substantial booklet containing writing on the film, vintage excerpts, and rare archival imagery

  • Delicacy [DVD]Delicacy | DVD | (06/08/2012) from £9.79   |  Saving you £8.20 (45.60%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A French woman is courted by a Swedish co-worker even though she is still mourning over the death of her husband three years earlier.

  • Train To Busan [Blu-ray] [2016]Train To Busan | Blu Ray | (27/02/2017) from £7.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A mysterious viral outbreak pushes. Korea into a state of emergency! As an unidentified virus sweeps the country, Korean government declares martial law. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival 453 km from Seoul to Busan. The struggle to survive by those who have others to protect! Get on board to stay alive!

  • Arrival [Blu-ray]Arrival | Blu Ray | (20/03/2017) from £8.49   |  Saving you £-1.50 (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.99

    When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity's very existence.

  • The Ladykillers [2004]The Ladykillers | DVD | (25/10/2004) from £4.46   |  Saving you £14.79 (462.19%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Tom Hanks teams up with the Coen brothers for a remake of the classic 1955 Ealing comedy about a group of thieves trying to bump off their landlady.

  • Chain Reaction [1996]Chain Reaction | DVD | (25/08/2003) from £4.49   |  Saving you £1.50 (25.00%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A student machinist (Keanu Reeves) finds himself caught in a maze of secret government cover-ups high tech espionage and murders after working on a groundbreaking scientific experiment. Eddie Kasalivich (Reeves) and Lily Sinclair (Rachel Weisz) are part of a team of scientists who have developed a revolutionary new source of energy. But no sooner have they finishes celebrating their triumph than their lab is destroyed and the head of their team killed. Named as the main suspects Ed

  • Two Brothers [2004]Two Brothers | DVD | (06/12/2004) from £5.49   |  Saving you £10.50 (65.70%)   |  RRP £15.99

    From acclaimed film maker Jean-Jacques Annaud comes the stunning tale of two tiger siblings separated as cubs, only to be reunited a year later in captivity to fight one another.

  • The Quiet American [2002]The Quiet American | DVD | (08/09/2003) from £20.00   |  Saving you £-4.01 (-25.10%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Nothing, and no one, is as it seems, in this adaptation of Graham Greene's classic and prophetic story of love, betrayal, murder and the origin of the American war in Southeast Asia.

  • Rapid Fire [1992]Rapid Fire | DVD | (30/06/2003) from £9.43   |  Saving you £-3.44 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Rapid Fire was the penultimate film starring Brandon Lee before his untimely death on the set of The Crow. It's a standard martial arts thriller in which Lee plays Jake Lo, a young arts student who witnesses a gangland execution and is unwittingly drawn into a pitched standoff between the mafia, a Chinese drug syndicate and Ryan, a downbeat but resolute Chicago cop (Powers Boothe) determined to nail his prey. With a plot that careens through every genre cliché, Lee's smouldering looks and showy fighting skills carry the film. The martial arts sequences (which Lee co-choreographed) are nicely staged, but given the unusual settings--the penultimate fight takes place in a Chinese laundry--could have been even more inventive. The workmanlike direction by Dwight H Little (Marked for Death, Free Willy 2) fails to inject much into the material. In particular, traumatised by seeing his Special Agent father die in the Tiananmen Square massacre, Jake Lo's attraction to both a corrupt FBI agent and Ryan as surrogate father figures could have been given more resonance given the loss of Brandon Lee's own father at an early age. With hundreds of bloodless deaths, cringe-worthy dialogue and a dated power rock soundtrack, Rapid Fire looks and feels like a TV film. And on that level, at least, it's entertaining. On the DVD: The main feature is presented in letterboxed widescreen. Sound and picture quality are very good. Subtitles are provided for ten languages (Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norweigian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish) and in English for the hard of hearing. Extra features are limited to chapter selection and a theatrical trailer. --Chris Campion

  • The Animal [2001]The Animal | DVD | (06/05/2002) from £7.30   |  Saving you £12.69 (63.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This comedy stars Rob Schneider ("Deuce Bigalow")as a police cadet who, after nearly dying in a car accident while driving through a remote area, is rescued by a strange beast who performs surgery on him in a barn, using animal parts as transplants.

  • Wheels On Meals [1984]Wheels On Meals | DVD | (30/01/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Not since Don Quixote has Spain had so much fun! Buddies Thomas (Jackie Chan) and David (Yuen Biao) drive a high-tech lunch truck in Spain where they get mixed up with a femme fatale and a novice detective (Sammo Hung) setting the stage for lightning-fast martial arts and wild car chases through the streets of Barcelona! One of the first films to star the '3 Brothers' (Jackie Chan Yuen Biao Sammo Hung) Wheels On Meals is definitely a fan favourite for the b

  • Brassed OffBrassed Off | DVD | (17/09/2007) from £5.38   |  Saving you £10.61 (197.21%)   |  RRP £15.99

    It's 1992 and the miners of Grimley Colliery are facing uncertainty. Not only is their pit under threat but the Grimley Colliery Band is on the verge of breaking up - that is until Gloria (Tara Fitzgerald) arrives. As the only female member of the band she somehow manages to rekindle their enthusiasm for the forthcoming National Championship as well as rekindling a childhood romance with Andy (Ewan McGregor).

  • Rush Hour [1998]Rush Hour | DVD | (01/10/1999) from £4.81   |  Saving you £8.44 (237.75%)   |  RRP £11.99

    Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan cause chaos in Paris in this, the third instalment of their comedy action franchise.

  • The Thundering Mantis [1984]The Thundering Mantis | DVD | (25/07/2005) from £22.41   |  Saving you £-16.42 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Seriously weird as only the best, completely-barking-mad kung fu flicks can be, The Thundering Mantis is the story of Ah Chi, a martial artist who hooks up with a kid sidekick. However, an old grudge resurfaces, with the result that the boy's uncle is murdered and the boy himself kidnapped. So far so Arnie-in-Commando, but it's at this point we're reminded that indigenous martial arts movies are something else again, as Ah Chi's rescue attempt goes disastrously wrong and the boy is tortured to death before his eyes. Apparently driven to insanity by this experience, Ah Chi goes berserk, breaking free and systematically trashing everything and everyone in sight. End of movie. Devotees will absolutely want this in their collections, but those who have yet to progress beyond the Jackie Chan/Jet Li school of Americanised martial arts films will need to leave their preconceptions at the door. There's a nice touch to the dubbed English soundtrack, where the voiceover artists seem to have taken it upon themselves to imitate various British character actors: listen out for Wilfred Brambell, Kenneth Connor and so on. On the DVD: The Thundering Mantis has no extras on the widescreen DVD other than a one-screen guide to other titles in the Kung Fu Connection series. --Roger Thomas

  • The Exorcist - The Complete Anthology [1973]The Exorcist - The Complete Anthology | DVD | (17/10/2005) from £24.28   |  Saving you £9.71 (39.99%)   |  RRP £33.99

    In a prequel to legendary horror "The Exorcist," priest Lancaster Merrin encounters unspeakable evil in the deserts of East Africa.

  • The Banquet [2006]The Banquet | DVD | (02/02/2009) from £3.99   |  Saving you £2.00 (50.13%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A spectacular martial arts epic featuring career-topping action from the legendary Yuen Wo Ping ('Kill Bill', 'The Matrix' and 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon') and starring Zhang Ziyi ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon").

  • Red Corner [1998]Red Corner | DVD | (01/02/2000) from £9.43   |  Saving you £6.56 (69.57%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Using a faulty thriller for his soapbox as an outspoken critic of China, a devout follower of the Dalai Lama, and an influential supporter of Tibetan freedom, Richard Gere resorts to the equivalent of propagandistic drama to deliver a heavy-handed message. In other words, Red Corner relies on a dubious strategy to promote political awareness, but director Jon Avnet appeals to the viewer's outrage with such effective urgency that you're likely to forget you're being shamelessly manipulated. Gere plays a downtrodden TV executive who sells syndicated shows on the global market, and during a business trip to China he finds himself framed for the murder of the sexy daughter of a high Chinese official. Once trapped in a legal system in which his innocence will be all but impossible to prove, Gere must rely on a Chinese-appointed lawyer (played by Bai Ling) who first advises him to plead guilty but gradually grows convinced of foul play. Barely attempting to hide its agenda, Red Corner effectively sets the stage for abundant anti-Chinese sentiment, and to be sure, the movie gains powerful momentum with its tale of justice gone awry. It's a serious-minded, high-intensity courtroom drama with noble intentions, but one wonder if it has to be so conspicuously lacking in subtlety. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

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