"Actor: Meryl Streep"

  • Death Becomes Her [1992]Death Becomes Her | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (141.45%)   |  RRP £12.99

    If Robert Zemeckis's mega-hit Forrest Gump was too sweet for your taste, you may enjoy the undiluted bitterness of his previous movie, a cynical black comedy that was ahead of its time. Death Becomes Her, an outlandish parable about America's obsession with youth and vanity, exposes the corrosive side of Zemeckis's comic sensibility, the sort of scathing satirical edge he gleefully flourished in his overlooked 1980 Used Cars, which has developed a cult following. Meryl Streep has a ball as the deliciously vicious Madeline Ashton, a flamboyantly mannered actress who makes Bette Davis's formidable Margo Channing in All About Eve look like a wallflower. Goldie Hawn is also in razor-sharp comedic form as Madeline's long-time "best friend," Helen. Sensing a bargain she just can't resist, Madeline steals Helen's meek, plastic-surgeon husband Ernest (Bruce Willis) for her own convenience, and the two women become sworn enemies. But the real complications arise when the two are introduced to a secret anti-aging formula by a mysterious and exotic woman (Isabella Rossellini, delightfully ridiculous) that not only smoothes away wrinkles but actually guarantees immortality. As their undying bodies are twisted and mutilated by violent attacks on each other, both women grow increasingly dependent on Ernest for cosmetic repair. The pioneering digital effects inflicted on Streep and Hawn are as grotesque as they are imaginative and hilarious. Like James Cameron (The Abyss, Titanic), Zemeckis loves a technical challenge, and the new visual tools developed for this movie made his later work (in Forrest Gump and Contact) possible. The digital video disc includes a short feature on the movie's production. --Jim Emerson, Amazon.com

  • Florence Foster Jenkins [DVD] [2016]Florence Foster Jenkins | DVD | (05/09/2016) from £6.35   |  Saving you £13.64 (68.20%)   |  RRP £19.99

    FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS is the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice Florence (Meryl Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew. The comedy drama directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere.

  • Woody Allen: Six Films - 1979-1985 [Blu-ray]Woody Allen: Six Films - 1979-1985 | Blu Ray | (12/12/2016) from £39.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Arrow Academy's second Woody Allen collection covers 1979-85, during which he made many of his best-loved films. These begin with Manhattan, a sublime Gershwin-scored Panavision love-letter to his home city, and end with The Purple Rose of Cairo, a wistfully affectionate romance about the cinema's past that also doubles as a hilariously fantastical farce. In between there's the Felliniesque, fascinatingly self-analytical Stardust Memories; the bucolic romp A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (the first of thirteen films starring Mia Farrow); the technically and conceptually astonishing Zelig, in which a human chameleon bears witness to many of the 1920s and 30s cultural and political upheavals; and the perfectly-formed Broadway Danny Rose, a comedy about a theatrical agent who gets mixed up with the Mob. By now, Allen was working with a tightly-knit regular team: cinematographer Gordon Willis, designer Mel Bourne, editor Susan E. Morse and producer Robert Greenhut worked on nearly all of these, achieving an enviable consistency of style at a time when American cinema was moving away from the notion of the auteur director. Collection includes: ¢ Manhattan (1979) ¢ Stardust Memories (1980) ¢ A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982) ¢ Zelig (1983) ¢ Broadway Danny Rose (1984) ¢ The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) ¢ Exclusive to this collection: Manhattan and a hardback book featuring new and archive writing on all the films.

  • The Deer Hunter 40th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [2018]The Deer Hunter 40th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (20/08/2018) from £12.09   |  Saving you £2.90 (23.99%)   |  RRP £14.99

    An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.

  • The Iron Lady [DVD]The Iron Lady | DVD | (30/04/2012) from £4.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (300.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    THE IRON LADY tells the compelling story of Margaret Thatcher, a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world.

  • Julie and Julia [DVD]Julie and Julia | DVD | (08/03/2010) from £5.02   |  Saving you £16.23 (431.65%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Based on Julie Powell's book "Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen." Julie recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' and how she enlivened her spirit in the process!

  • The French Lieutenant's Woman [1981]The French Lieutenant's Woman | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.79   |  Saving you £7.20 (124.35%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Writer Harold Pinter (Betrayal) and director Karel Reisz (Isadora) take an experimental spin with John Fowles's magnificent novel set in Victorian England, and come up with something puzzling. Jeremy Irons and Meryl Streep play the forbidden lovers in Fowles's story, but in a parallel story line they also play contemporary actors performing those characters in a movie production and having an affair of their own during off-hours. Got that? Considering that Fowles himself presents alternative endings in his novel, something equally eccentric is called for here. But little is accomplished by this intertwining of a fictional past and present, and the opportunity to do justice to a great story is lost. On the plus side, Irons and Streep are instantly striking as a natural couple on screen, and their presence makes watching The French Lieutenant's Woman easy enough despite the larger problems. --Tom Keogh

  • Dancing at LughnasaDancing at Lughnasa | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £3.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (300.75%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Two-time Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep stars in this beautifully crafted ensemble drama from director Pat O'Connor (Circle Of Friends) adapted from the internationally acclaimed play by Brian Friel. Rural Ireland 1936. It's a pivotal time for the five unmarried Mundy sisters. Europe is on the brink of war their small village is on the verge of incredible change and the sisters have troubles of their own. The head of the household is the imperious eldest sister Kate (Streep) barely holding the family together with income from her teaching job. Her sisters saintly caretaker Agnes (Brid Brennan); the simple-minded Rose (Sophie Thompson); earthy Maggie (Kathy Burke) and the romantic Christina (Catherine McCormack) all do piecework and odd jobs to support themselves and Christina's beloved illegitimate young son Michael. Into their lives come two men who threaten to disrupt this delicate family union: Michael's errant father Gerry (Rhys Ifans) and the sisters...brother (Michael Gambon) a mentally unbalanced priest returning from decades of missionary work in remote Africa. Despite their hardships the sisters are able to embrace life and all its complexities and dance with joy in their hearts. Dancing At Lughnasa is a poignant drama featuring brilliant ensemble acting gorgeous photography and music by Grammy Award-winning composer Bill Whelan (Riverdance).

  • Fantastic Mr Fox [DVD] [2009]Fantastic Mr Fox | DVD | (01/03/2010) from £5.29   |  Saving you £14.70 (277.88%)   |  RRP £19.99

    "Fantastic Mr. Fox" is visionary director Wes Anderson's first animated film, telling the cherished story of Roald Dahl's intrepid, fantastic Mr. Fox. Featuring the voices of George Clooney and Meryl Streep.

  • The Devil Wears Prada [Blu-ray] [2006]The Devil Wears Prada | Blu Ray | (17/04/2019) from £7.99   |  Saving you £11.99 (150.06%)   |  RRP £19.98

    Anne Hathaway finds herself working for the boss (Meryl Streep) from hell in this new black comedy.

  • Sophie's Choice [1982]Sophie's Choice | DVD | (03/09/2007) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Meryl Streep plays Sophie Zawistowska in this penetrating drama set in 1947 post-World War II Brooklyn. Kevin Kline plays her all consuming lover Nathan. The story revolves around Sophie's struggle as a Polish-Catholic immigrant in the United States who had survived a Nazi concentration camp. The lovers' drama unfolds through the observations of a friend and would-be writer Stingo (Peter MacNicol). As the trio grows closer Stingo discovers the hidden truths that they each harbour resulting in a narrative that is both captivating and moving...

  • Kramer vs Kramer [1979]Kramer vs Kramer | DVD | (16/04/2007) from £5.38   |  Saving you £0.61 (11.34%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Actor, and Screenplay, Kramer vs. Kramer remains as powerfully moving today as it was when released in 1979, simply because its drama will remain relevant for couples of any generation. Adapted by director Robert Benton from the novel by Avery Corman, this is perhaps the finest, most evenly balanced film ever made about the failure of marriage and the tumultuous shift of parental roles. It begins when Joanna Kramer (Meryl Streep) bluntly informs her husband Ted (Dustin Hoffman) that she's leaving him, just as his advertising career is advancing and demanding most of his waking hours. Self-involvement is just one of the film's underlying themes, along with the search for identity that prompts Joanna to leave Ted with their first-grade son (Justin Henry), who now finds himself living with a workaholic parent he barely knows. Juggling his domestic challenge with professional deadlines, Ted is further pressured when his wife files for custody of their son. This legal battle forms the dramatic spine of the film, but its power is derived from Benton's flawlessly observant script and the superlative performances of his entire cast. Because Benton refuses to assign blame and deals fairly with both sides of a devastating dilemma, the film arrives at equal levels of pain, growth, and integrity under emotionally stressful circumstances. That gives virtually every scene the unmistakable ring of truth--a quality of dramatic honestly that makes Kramer vs. Kramer not merely a classic tearjerker, but one of the finest American dramas of its decade. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • The Deer Hunter [1978]The Deer Hunter | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £4.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (160.32%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The Deer Hunter is an astonishing powerful and vivid epic about three men steelworkers from Pennsylvania whose lives are changed irrevocably in the tragic devastation of the Vietnam war. When Michael Steven and Nick are captured by the Vietcong they are forced to play Russian Roulette by their brutal captors who make bets on their survival. The experience of capture leaves them with terrible physical and spiritual wounds and when Michael returns to Saigon to fulfil an old vow to one of his friends he makes an unexpected horrific discovery. Director Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter won no less than 5 Oscars in 1978 for Best Picture Best Director Best Supporting Actor Best Editing and Best Sound.

  • Out of Africa [DVD] [1985]Out of Africa | DVD | (14/03/2011) from £9.70   |  Saving you £6.29 (39.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Sydney Pollack directs this sweeping romantic drama based on the memoirs of Danish writer Isak Dinesen. Meryl Streep stars as Karen Blixen the restless wife of European aristocrat and plantation owner Baron Bror Blixen (Brandauer). When Bror departs to hunt big game and chase women the running of their East African coffee plantation falls to Karen. She throws herself into this task with the same determination and spirit she brings to her passionate but sporadic affair with free-spirited British hunter Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford). While enduring her husband's infidelities and the eventual destruction of their beloved land she entertains Denys and befriends the workers. Hatton shares Karen's profound love for the African landscape but is unwilling to sacrifice his independence for their relationship...

  • Deer Hunter [Blu-ray]Deer Hunter | Blu Ray | (18/10/2010) from £16.18   |  Saving you £3.81 (23.55%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The Deer Hunter is an astonishing powerful and vivid epic about three men steelworkers from Pennsylvania whose lives are changed irrevocably in the tragic devastation of the Vietnam war. When Michael Steven and Nick are captured by the Vietcong they are forced to play Russian Roulette by their brutal captors who make bets on their survival. The experience of capture leaves them with terrible physical and spiritual wounds and when Michael returns to Saigon to fulfil an old vow to one of his friends he makes an unexpected horrific discovery. Director Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter won no less than 5 Oscars in 1978 for Best Picture Best Director Best Supporting Actor Best Editing and Best Sound.

  • Adaptation [2003]Adaptation | DVD | (04/08/2003) from £4.49   |  Saving you £17.50 (702.81%)   |  RRP £19.99

    From the writer & director of "Being John Malkovich" comes another out there tale about screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's attempt to adapt a succesful novel for the silver screen.

  • Manhattan [Blu-ray] [1979]Manhattan | Blu Ray | (26/08/2013) from £14.83   |  Saving you £-1.84 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Nominated for two Academy Awards and considered one of [Woody] Allen's most enduring accomplishments (Box office) Manhattan is a wry touching and finely rendered portrait of modern relationships set against the backdrop of urban alienation. Sumptuously photographed in black and white (Allen's first film in that format) and accompanied by a magnificent Gershwin score Allen's aesthetic triumph is a prismatic portrait of a time and a place that may be studied decades hence (Time). Forty-two-year-old Manhattan native Isaac Davis (Allen) has a job he hates a seventeen year- old girlfriend Tracy (Mariel Hemingway) he doesn't love and a lesbian ex-wife Jill (Meryl Streep) who's writing a tell-all book about their marriage... and whom he'd like to strangle. But when he meets his best friend's sexy intellectual mistress Mary (Diane Keaton) Isaac falls head over heels in lust! Leaving Tracy bedding Mary and quitting his job are just the beginnings of Isaac's quest for romance and fulfilment in a city where sex is as intimate as a handshake - and the gateway to true love... is a revolving door.

  • The Iron Lady - Double Play (Blu-ray + DVD)The Iron Lady - Double Play (Blu-ray + DVD) | Blu Ray | (30/04/2012) from £8.99   |  Saving you £16.00 (64.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Phyllida Lloyd, who directed Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia!, takes a less exuberant tack in this unexpectedly poignant biopic. In the script, written by Shame's Abi Morgan, Lloyd depicts the elderly Dame Thatcher (Streep in a thoroughly convincing performance) as a frail figure replaying key moments in her life while her mind still continues to function. Her trajectory begins with grocer Alfred Roberts (Downton Abbey's Iain Glen), who became the mayor of Grantham, instilling in his daughter, Margaret (Alexandra Roach), a passion for politics. After graduating from Oxford, she felt ready to enter the fray, at which point she met Denis Thatcher (Harry Lloyd), who cheered her along on the road from Parliament to 10 Downing Street, where they lived during her time as Britain's first female prime minister (Jim Broadbent portrays the grey-haired and ghostly Denis). While closing mines, dodging IRA hits, and overseeing a war, the blue-clad titan built alliances with Airey Neave (Nicholas Farrell) and Geoffrey Howe (Anthony Head), but she would lose them both. If her will was strong, she had no time for feminine niceties like conciliation and forgiveness. The film goes on to suggest that she never cultivated the kinds of female friendships that might have sustained her in retirement, though her daughter (Tyrannosaur's Olivia Colman) did what she could. Instead, Denis remained her closest confidante until his departure, after which she had nothing but fading memories. The upshot is an uneasy combination of admiration for her leadership qualities and disappointment in her interpersonal skills. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

  • Hope Springs [DVD]Hope Springs | DVD | (25/02/2013) from £3.19   |  Saving you £14.80 (463.95%)   |  RRP £17.99

    When Kay hears of a renowned couple's specialist in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her sceptical husband, Arnold, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy.

  • Lemony Snicket: Series Of Unfortunate [2004]Lemony Snicket: Series Of Unfortunate | DVD | (27/05/2005) from £5.69   |  Saving you £14.30 (251.32%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Jim Carrey stars as a dastardly Count who won't stop at anything to snatch the huge inheritance from three orphaned kids.

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