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  • Being There (1979) [CRITERION COLLECTION] UK Only [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Being There (1979) | Blu Ray | (06/01/2020) from £14.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    In one of his most finely tuned performances, PETER SELLERS (The Pink Panther) plays the pure-hearted Chance, a gardener forced out of moneyed seclusion and into the urban wilds of Washington, D.C., after the death of his employer. Shocked to discover that the real world doesn't respond to the click of a remote, Chance stumbles haplessly into celebrity after being taken under the wing of a tycoon (Oscar winner MELVYN DOUGLAS), who mistakes his new protégé's mumbling about horticulture for sagacious pronouncements on life and politics, and whose wife (The Apartment's SHIRLEY MACLAINE) targets Chance as the object of her desire. Adapted from a novel by JERZY KOSINSKI, this hilarious, deeply melancholy satire marks the culmination a remarkable string of films by HAL ASHBY (Harold and Maude) in the 1970s, and serves as a carefully modulated examination of the ideals, anxieties, and media-fuelled delusions that shaped American culture during that decade. Special Edition Features New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray New documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with members of the production team Excerpts from a 1980 American Film Institute seminar with director Hal Ashby Author Jerzy Kosinksi in a 1979 appearance on The Dick Cavett Show Appearances from 1980 by actor Peter Sellers on NBC's Today and The Don Lane Show Promo reel featuring Sellers and Ashby Trailer and TV spots Deleted scene, outtakes, and an alternate ending PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Harris

  • AngelAngel | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £9.43   |  Saving you £0.56 (5.94%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Angel (Universal Classics)

  • Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House [1948]Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House | DVD | (04/05/2007) from £13.48   |  Saving you £-3.49 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A slick comedy tale of a city couple who meet with problems as they build their dream house in the country.

  • The Changeling [1980]The Changeling | DVD | (22/09/2008) from £4.79   |  Saving you £8.20 (171.19%)   |  RRP £12.99

    John Russell (Scott) a composer and music professor loses his wife and daughter in a tragic accident. Seeking solace he moves into an old mansion unoccupied for twelve years. But a child-like presence seems to be sharing the house and trying to share its secrets with him. Through research into the house's past and a seance held within Russell discovers the horrific secret of the house's past a secret that the presence will no longer allow to be kept...

  • Hud [1962]Hud | DVD | (07/06/2004) from £5.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (62.50%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Paul Newman is Hud a man at odds with his father tradition and himself. Hud's only interests are fighting drinking hot-rodding his Cadillac and womanising. Melvyn Douglas is the father an old-line cattle rancher and Patricia Neal is the understanding and appealing housekeeper. Academy Awards went to Patricia Neal Melvyn Douglas and James Wong Howe's brilliant cinematography.

  • Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD)Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) | Blu Ray | (31/10/2016) from £10.49   |  Saving you £9.50 (90.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Eureka Entertainment to release Robert Aldrich's TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING, a nail-biting thriller starring screen legend Burt Lancaster and Richard Widmark, on home video for the first time in the UK in a Dual Format edition, as part of the Masters of Cinema series, on 17 October 2016. High among idiosyncratic auteur Robert Aldrich's most powerful and intense dramas, Twilight's Last Gleaming is a thunderous political thriller and race-against-time doomsday classic. Burt Lancaster stars as the Air Force general Lawrence Dell who seizes control of a stockpile of nuclear missiles to force the US President (Charles Durning) to tell the truth about the Vietnam war. As negotiations get ever more desperate, General MacKenzie (Richard Widmark) leads an elite fighting team into the complex to disable Dell and his team directly. One of the most overlooked nail biters of the 1970s, Twilight's Last Gleaming is presented here on UK home video for the first time in a new Dual-Format edition. SPECIAL FEATURES: High-definition digital restoration Uncompressed PCM audio on the Blu-ray English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired Aldrich Over Munich - The Making of Twilight's Last Gleaming documentary PLUS: A booklet featuring new writing and archival images

  • The Changeling - Standard Edition (Blu Ray) [Blu-ray]The Changeling - Standard Edition (Blu Ray) | Blu Ray | (29/10/2018) from £13.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Following the tragic death of his wife and daughter in a car crash, composer John Russell leaves the city and retires to an old mansion in the hope of rebuilding his life. The peace and quiet he craves is soon disturbed however. Unexplained noises are just the beginning. Convinced there is a supernatural presence in the house he enlists the help a local historian. What they uncover is more shocking than he could ever have imagined. The Changeling is one of the most chilling and highly acclaimed horror films of all time. SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: Brand new 4K scan and restoration Audio commentary with director Peter Medak and producer Joel B. Michaels moderated by Severin Films' David Gregory ˜The House on Cheesman Park': The Haunting True Story of The Changeling ˜The Music of The Changeling': Interview with Music Arranger Kenneth Wannberg ˜Building The House of Horror': Interview with Art Director Reuben Freed ˜The Psychotronic Tourist': The Changeling ˜Master of Horror Mick Garris on The Changeling' Trailer TV Spot New English subtitles for the hearing impaired

  • Being There [1979]Being There | DVD | (10/02/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Hal Ashby's much-praised Being There stars Peter Sellers in what was perhaps his finest comic performance. Chance the gardener has spent his entire life in an old man's house and has no idea of the world outside except for what television has given him. Sellers manages to make his innocence touching and oddly impressive rather than an offensive exploitation of disability. Jerzy Kozinski's screenplay neither entirely endorses nor discounts the twin possibilities that Chance's simplicity and closeness to the natural world give him access to real wisdom, or that he is simply a blank on whom people project what they want to see and hear. What is clear is that he gives his dying friend Ben (Jack Warden) peace of mind and consoles Ben's wife (Shirley Maclaine). Whether he's being groomed for the Presidency or appearing to walk on water, he always does something right, and the same is true for Sellers' minimalist performance. On the DVD: Being There is presented in a widescreen visual aspect of 1.85:1 and has 1.0 Dolby Digital mono sound; it comes with the original theatrical trailer, information about the stars and director and a list of the film's awards. --Roz Kaveny

  • The Old Dark House [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD)The Old Dark House | Blu Ray | (21/05/2018) from £12.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A group of weary travelers, a spooky mansion, and a madman on the loose upstairs! Director James Whale's (Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man) The Old Dark House is one of the best and most entertaining horror films of the 1930's. Dripping with atmosphere and packed to the brim with thrills, chills and gallows humor, it was considered lost for many years but is now being presented with a stunning new 4K restoration. Caught in a storm whilst journeying through a remote region of Wales, a group of travelers takes refuge in a sinister mansion inhabited by the bizarre Femm family and their mute butler, Morgan (played by the iconic Boris Karloff, Frankenstein, The Mummy). Trying to make the best of a bad situation, the group settles in for the night, but the Femm family have a few skeletons in their closet, and one of them is on the loose With an incredible cast, including Melvyn Douglas (Hud, Twilight's Last Gleaming), Gloria Stuart (Titanic) and Charles Laughton (Witness for the Prosecution, Ruggles of Red Gap), The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Old Dark House in a special Dual Format edition, the first time the film has been available on Blu-ray in the UK. Features: Limited Edition O-Card (first pressing only) featuring artwork by Graham Humphreys created especially for the 2018 UK theatrical release Gorgeous 1080p presentation from the Cohen Media Group 4K restoration (with a progressive encoding on the DVD) Uncompressed LPCM audio (On the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles An exclusive video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns Feature length audio commentary by critic & author Kim Newman and Stephen Jones Feature-length audio commentary by Gloria Stuart Feature length audio commentary by James Whale biographer James Curtis Daughter of Frankenstein: A Conversation with Sara Karloff Curtis Harrington Saves The Old Dark House - an archival interview with director Curtis Harrington about his efforts to save The Old Dark House at a time when it was considered a lost film Eureka! trailer for the 2018 theatrical release of The Old Dark House A collector's booklet featuring the new essay by critic Philip Kemp, as well as an abundant selection of archival imagery and ephemera.

  • Ghost Story [Blu-ray]Ghost Story | Blu Ray | (07/12/2015) from £13.48   |  Saving you £6.51 (48.29%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Four elderly, affluent friends form The Chowder Society, meeting regularly to drink brandy, smoke cigars and share chilling ghost stories. Following the suspicious death of one of the member's sons and the subsequent apparition of a mysterious young woman, the old friends are forced to confront a terrible secret from their past. What follows is the most terrifying ghost story of all, one in which they have all played a part.

  • My Forbidden Past [DVD]My Forbidden Past | DVD | (27/09/2010) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    My Forbidden Past

  • The Changeling: Limited Edition (Blu-Ray)The Changeling: Limited Edition (Blu-Ray) | Blu Ray | (13/08/2018) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Following the tragic death of his wife and daughter in a car crash, composer John Russell leaves the city and retires to an old mansion in the hope of rebuilding his life. The peace and quiet he craves is soon disturbed however. Unexplained noises are just the beginning. Convinced there is a supernatural presence in the house he enlists the help a local historian. What they uncover is more shocking than he could ever have imagined. The Changeling is one of the most chilling and highly acclaimed horror films of all time. Features: Brand new 4K scan and restoration Limited Edition packaging featuring outer rigid slipcase, Amaray case, poster, 40 page booklet and OST CD Audio commentary with director Peter Medak and producer Joel B. Michaels moderated by Severin Films' David Gregory ˜The House on Cheesman Park': The Haunting True Story of The Changeling ˜The Music of The Changeling': Interview with Music Arranger Kenneth Wannberg ˜Building The House of Horror': Interview with Art Director Reuben Freed ˜The Psychotronic Tourist': The Changeling ˜Master of Horror Mick Garris on The Changeling' Trailer TV Spot New English subtitles for the hearing impaired Limited Edition Contents: Original Soundtrack CD 40 page perfect bound booklet with new essay by Kevin Lyons, production notes and onset interview with George C. Scott Doublesided poster and reversible Amaray sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by artist Christopher Shy and original poster art

  • Roman Polanski Collection [1968]Roman Polanski Collection | DVD | (16/08/2004) from £20.98   |  Saving you £4.01 (16.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    A talented musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto and the concentration camps of World War II.

  • The Tenant [1976]The Tenant | DVD | (08/03/2004) from £9.43   |  Saving you £6.56 (69.57%)   |  RRP £15.99

    ROMAN POLANSKI directs and stars as Trelkovsky an expatriate Pole in Paris who takes over the lease of a gloomy apartment and comes to believe that the other tenants in the block are conspiring to drive him to kill himself. The real or imagined conspiracy is supported by the suicide of the previous tenant. Trelkovsky finds himself assuming the identity of his predecessor but the twist that sets this film above the competition is that this previous occupant was a girl. Polanski

  • Rapture (Dual Format) [Blu-ray]Rapture (Dual Format) | Blu Ray | (28/07/2014) from £17.53   |  Saving you £0.46 (2.62%)   |  RRP £17.99

    An international co-production made on location along the Brittany coastline Rapture is one of the most remarkable coming of-age films ever made and with its vivid atmosphere and emotional acuity is one of the most striking and neglected studio projects of the 1960s. Three years after she shot to prominence in the classic Sundays and Cybele Patricia Gozzi gives an extraordinary performance as the young girl whose isolated existence under her overbearing father Melvyn Douglas (Ninotchka). Is turned on its head with the sudden arrival of a seductive fugitive from the law Dean Stockwell (Quantum Leap). With a supporting cast including Gunnel Lindblom Sylvia Kay (Wake in Fright BBC TV's Just Good Friends) and Peter Sallis (Last of the Summer Wine) stunningly expressive black and white Cinemascope visuals and an exquisite score by Georges Delerue Rapture is an astonishing rediscovery presented for the first time on home video in the UK in a new high-definition restoration. Special Features: New exclusive commentary with film historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redmon Booklet featuring an essay by critic Mike Sutton Vintage Stills

  • Being There [1979]Being There | DVD | (23/02/2009) from £21.58   |  Saving you £-5.59 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Peter Sellers stars as Chance a dapper mentally deficient gardener who has spent his entire life in the home of a rich recluse. He has learned of the outside world only through television and speaks in minimal easy-to-digest sound bites. When Chance steps out into the world for the first time though his idle sayings are interpreted as philosophical wisdom by a wealthy industrialist and soon after swallowed whole by the American public to the point where Chance becomes a media celebrity...

  • The Changeling [1980]The Changeling | DVD | (21/10/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    John Russell (Scott) a composer and music professor loses his wife and daughter in a tragic accident. Seeking solace he moves into an old mansion unoccupied for twelve years. But a child-like presence seems to be sharing the house and trying to share its secrets with him. Through research into the house's past and a seance held within Russell discovers the horrific secret of the house's past a secret that the presence will no longer allow to be kept...

  • That Certain AgeThat Certain Age | DVD | (02/05/2011) from £6.48   |  Saving you £8.50 (189.31%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The Fullerton's an affluent middle class American family have the balance of their lifestyle upset when young Alice Fullerton falls in love with a talented news reporter invited to lodge in their house. Despite the efforts of her mother father boyfriend and even the reporter himself nothing can deter the girl of a certain age from her heart's desire.

  • Creature From The Haunted Sea / The Devil Bat / Vampire BatCreature From The Haunted Sea / The Devil Bat / Vampire Bat | DVD | (04/07/2005) from £4.03   |  Saving you £0.96 (19.20%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Creature From The Haunted Sea: A mobster hits on a plan while smuggling a deposed general and a fortune in gold out of Cuba on his yacht. He and his crew will scare the general and kill his guards by faking the attacks of a sea monster and thus keep the gold for themselves. Unfortunately a sea monster actually is attacking them leading to all sorts of complications. The Devil Bat: Driven by the thrill of vengeance a crazy scientist devises a particularly diabolical m

  • My Forbidden Past [DVD]My Forbidden Past | DVD | (08/08/2011) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A passionate romance starring Ava Gardner as a beautiful heiress driven to extreme lengths when her dreams of true love are cruelly thwarted. New Orleans the 1800's: Barbara Beaurevel (Gardner Mogambo) inherits a fortune from her grandmother a woman with a notorious reputation. Barbara pledges to use the money for good works but her noble intentions are quickly tested... Barbara's in love with Dr Mark Lucas (Mitchum Angel Face); when he returns to the city with a new bride Corinne Barbara becomes desperate. She pays her wicked cousin Paul to seduce Corinne hoping Mark will then abandon his wife. But when Corinne is murdered Mark is blamed. Only Barbara can save him but she could lose everything if she does...

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