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  • Rita, Sue And Bob Too [1987]Rita, Sue And Bob Too | DVD | (22/09/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    British films about sex are fairly rare, and mostly embarrassing: from the painfully anxious (Brief Encounter) to the hopelessly naff (the Carry On films). What a treat then is Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Alan Clarke's filming of a stage play by young Andrea Dunbar. It's an unsentimental, gleefully lewd comedy about shagging. Tagged for its cinema release in 1987 as "Thatcher's Britain with its knickers down", it even provoked a minor moral hullabaloo in the newspapers. Rita (Siobhan Finneran) and Sue (Michelle Holmes) are two giggly Bradford lasses stuck on a ramshackle housing estate. They keep themselves in fags by occasional baby-sitting for nouveau riche couple Bob (George Costigan) and Michelle (Lesley Sharp). Bob fancies himself rotten, but Michelle has ruled that sex is off the menu. So one night, driving Rita and Sue home, Bob detours to the Yorkshire moors and offers the girls a little something extra in his front seat. Rita and Sue decide to grab it while they can. Alan Clarke's cult following is founded on his bleak, brilliant films about violent young men (Scum, The Firm, Made in Britain). But Rita, Sue is a tribute to Clarkey's ribald sense of humour. It even sports a cameo from novelty pop-act Black Lace, performing their non-hit "Gang-Bang". Teenage debutantes Holmes and Finneran are terrific--just watch them dancing lustily around Bob's red leather sofa to Bananarama. In support, Clarke wisely cast skilled northern comedians like Patti Nicholls and Willie Ross, as Sue's foul-mouthed mum and dad. Amid the laughs, Clarke as usual doesn't stint from showing us the harsh, unlovely side of life. He shot the film on location at Bradford's Buttershaw estate, where Andrea Dunbar grew up and where, tragically, she died of a brain haemorrhage only a few years after the film's release. --Richard Kelly

  • Lucky Jim [1957]Lucky Jim | DVD | (09/08/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Jim has managed to get a job in one of the top universities but all he has to do to cement a future is survive a terrible weekend at his fellow professors deliver a lecture on 'Merry England' and resist the temptations of Christine...

  • John Wayne: Complete Collection (34 Films)John Wayne: Complete Collection (34 Films) | DVD | (22/11/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £149.99

    The ultimate collection (56 hours!) of John Wayne movies many of which have been previously unavailable on DVD! 1. Stagecoach (1939) 2. The Long Voyage Home (1940) 3. Fort Apache (1948) 4. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) 5. Rio Grande (1951) 6. The Quiet Man (1952) 7. Sands of Iwo Jima 8. The Fighting Seabees 9. The Flying Tigers 10. Back to Bataan 11. Jet Pilot 12. The Flying Leathernecks 13. Dark Command 14. Tall in the Saddle 15. Angel and the Bad Man 16. The Fighting Kentuckian 17. The War Wagon 18. Rooster Cogburn 19. The Spoilers 20. Tycoon 21. Wake of the Red Witch 22. The Conqueror 23. The Magnificent Showman 24. Hellfighters 25. Seven Sinners 26. Three Faces West 27. Lady from Louisiana 28. The Shepherd of the Hills 29. In Old California 30. Pittsburgh 31. Reap the Wild Wind 32. War of the Wildcats 33. Dakota 34. Flame of Barbary Coast

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