"Actor: Meryl Streep"

  • The Deer Hunter: Special Edition (2 discs) [1979]The Deer Hunter: Special Edition (2 discs) | DVD | (04/08/2003) from £8.70   |  Saving you £11.28 (197.55%)   |  RRP £16.99

    The Deer Hunter is an expansive portrait of friendship in a Pennsylvania steel town, and of the effects of the Vietnam War. Led by the trio of Robert De Niro, John Savage and Christopher Walken (who won a supporting actor Oscar), the first hour is dominated by an engrossing Russian Orthodox wedding and reception. When the drama moves overseas it switches from anthropologically realistic documentation of a community's rituals to highly controversial and still shocking Russian Roulette scenes, symbolising the random horror of war. Unforgettable as they are, the Vietnam sequences occupy less than a third of the three-hour running time; defying movie convention The Deer Hunter is fundamentally a before-and-after ensemble character study anchored by De Niro's great performance. Although it was the first serious Hollywood feature to address the Vietnam War, the plausibility of some of the later plot developments raises awkward questions. But the film remains powerfully effective, its deliberate pace, naturalistic overlapping dialogue and unflinching seriousness marking it very much a product of the 1970s. With nine Oscar nominations and five wins, including Best Picture and Director, it's a cinematic landmark that stands the test time, almost incidentally setting Meryl Streep on the road to superstardom in her first leading role. On the DVD: The Deer Hunter: Special Edition has the film on the first disc with a serious yet amiable Region 2 exclusive discussion track between director Michael Cimino and critic SX Finnie. The picture is anamorphically enhanced at 2.35:1, and perfectly reproduces Vilmos Zsigmond's deliberately desaturated, necessarily grainy cinematography. The Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack clearly reveals the mono original, being largely focused on the centre speaker and while it does a good job, some of the choral music does sound harsh. Dialogue is sometimes indecipherable, but that's due to the naturalistic nature of the original sound recording and mixing. Disc 2 offers excellent new interviews with Jon Savage (15 mins), Vilmos Zsigmond (15 mins) and Michael Cimino (23 mins). Also included is the original trailer (anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1), a routine photo gallery and a DVD version of the original press brochure. There's no trace of the 40 minutes of deleted material referred to by Cimino, but this presentation is still an object lesson in how quality of extras triumphs over quantity. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Kramer vs Kramer / Lorenzo's Oil / Born Free - A New AdventureKramer vs Kramer / Lorenzo's Oil / Born Free - A New Adventure | DVD | (06/09/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Kramer vs. Kramer: Kramer vs Kramer is the box office smash that gathered 5 Oscars including Best Picture Best Actor for Dustin Hoffman and Best Supporting Actress for Meryl Streep. Returning home late from work one night a career-obsessed Ted Kramer is told by his wife that she is leaving him. After a life of being 'somebody's daughter' or 'somebody's wife ' she's going off to find herself - leaving Ted to care for their 6 year-old son. Ted while trying to hold down his job gets to really know his son: cooking his meals taking him to the park understanding every need and fear. For the first time in his life he feels like a fulfilled parent. But then Joanna returns. And she wants her son back... Born Free: A New Adventure: Set in the heart of Africa Elsa the Lioness tranforms the lives of two American teenagers struggling to come to terms with a family move from downtown Chicago. Lorenzo's Oil: A five-year-old boy Lorenzo Odone is diagnosed as having a brain disease known as ALD a condition so rare that no medical body has undertaken to research the ailment and develop a cure. Desperate Lorenzo's parents (Nolte and Sarandon) embark on a desperate search for a cure and must battle the medical establishment when they make astounding progress using humble olive oil...

  • Death Becomes Her [DVD] [2020]Death Becomes Her | DVD | (26/10/2020) from £7.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    When a novelist loses her man to a movie star and former friend, she winds up in a psychiatric hospital. Years later, she returns home to confront the now-married couple, looking radiant. Her ex-husbandʼs new wife wants to know her secret, and discovers that she has been taking a mysterious drug which grants eternal life to the person who drinks it. The actress follows suit, but discovers that immortality has a price. Oscar winning* actress Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn star with Bruce Willis in Robert Zemeckisʼ outrageous comedy about greed, vanity, sex, immortality, life... and death.

  • Angels In America [2003]Angels In America | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.69   |  Saving you £8.30 (145.87%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Tony Kushner's prize-winning play Angels in America became the defining US theatrical event of the 1990s, an astonishing mix of philosophy, politics, and vibrant gay soap opera that summed up the Reagan era for an entire generation of theatre-goers. Post-9/11 would seem to be too late for a film version--philosophy and politics don't always age well--but this 2003 HBO adaptation, ably directed by Mike Nichols, provides a time capsule of the '80s and reveals the deep emotional subcurrents that will give the play lasting power. The story centers around Prior Walter (Justin Kirk) and Louis Ironson (Ben Shenkman), a gay couple that falls apart when Prior grows ill as a result of AIDS. But cancer is not the only thing invading Prior's life: He begins to have religious visions of an angel (Emma Thompson) announcing that he is a prophet. Louis, who doesn't cope well with disease and suggestions of mortality, leaves and starts a relationship with Joe Pitt (Patrick Wilson), a closeted Mormon who works for Roy Cohn (Al Pacino)--the real-life right-wing lawyer, notorious for his ruthless behind-the-scenes machinations. Add in Joe's depressed and hallucinating wife Harper (Mary Louise Parker), his determined but open-minded mother Hannah (Meryl Streep), a fierce drag queen/nurse named Belize (Jeffrey Wright, reprising his celebrated performance from the Broadway production), and you've still only begun to discover the wealth of characters and storylines in Kushner's ambitious work. The powerhouse cast (also featuring James Cromwell, Michael Gambon, and Simon Callow) is uniformly superb. The script has its weaknesses--some of the fantastic elements, including Prior's journey to Heaven towards the end, fall flat--but even what doesn't work is bristling with ideas and a ferocious desire to capture human existence in this time and place. --Bret Fetzer

  • Marvin's Room [DVD]Marvin's Room | DVD | (25/04/2011) from £10.78   |  Saving you £9.21 (85.44%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Leonardo DiCaprio gives an electrifying performance as the criminally rebellious son in this funny and stirring tale of one family's humor and heartache. Seventeen years ago fiercely independent Lee ((Meryl Streep) left home...and left behind her kindhearted sister Bessie (Diane Keaton) to care for their father Marvin (Hume Cronyn). But now Lee is returning with her teenage son (Leonard DiCaprio) for a homecoming that's sure to turn the entire household upside down! Also starring Robert DeNiro this entertaining motion picture proves that people you know the least may be the ones you need the most!

  • Manhattan [1979]Manhattan | DVD | (10/07/2000) from £5.38   |  Saving you £10.61 (197.21%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Manhattan, Woody Allen's follow-up to Oscar-winning Annie Hall, is a film of many distinctions: its glorious all-Gershwin score, its breathtakingly elegant black-and-white, widescreen cinematography by Gordon Willis (best-known for shooting the Godfather movies); its deeply shaded performances; its witty screenplay that marked a new level in Allen's artistic maturity; and its catalogue of Things that Make Life Worth Living. Allen's "Rhapsody in Gray" concerns, as his own character puts it, "people in Manhattan who are constantly creating these real, unnecessary, neurotic problems for themselves, because it keeps them from dealing with more insoluble, terrifying problems about the universe". It's a romantic comedy about infidelity and betrayal, the rules of love and friendship, young girls (a radiant and sweet Mariel Hemingway) and older men (Allen), innocence, and sophistication. (a favourite phrase is used to describe a piece of sculpture at the Guggenheim: "It has a marvellous kind of negative capability".) The film's themes can be summed up in two key lines: "I can't believe you met somebody you like better than me", and "It's very important to have some kind of personal integrity". OK, so they may not sound like such sparkling snatches of brilliant dialogue, but Manhattan puts those ideas across with such emotion that you feel an ache in your heart. --Jim Emerson

  • The Giver [Blu-ray]The Giver | Blu Ray | (19/01/2015) from £4.99   |  Saving you £20.00 (400.80%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Sci-fi drama directed by Phillip Noyce and starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Brenton Thwaites. Set in a seemingly utopian future where all war, emotion and personal freedom have been eradicated, the film follows Jonas (Thwaites), a young man who is chosen to be the recipient of the community's collective memories. As he learns the details of the community's history from The Giver (Bridges), he grows frustrated with the power those in charge hold over his fellow citizens and the terrible.

  • First Do No HarmFirst Do No Harm | DVD | (13/03/2006) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    When Laura and Dave Reimuller's son Robbie suffers an epileptic fit it's merely the start of the nightmare. As the fits worsen Robbie becomes little more than a 'laboratory rat' for testing highly dangerous drugs - and Dave and Laura stand by helpless as their delightful little boy turns into a disruptive mentally retarded monster. Driven by despair Laura starts her own research and comes across a possible 'miracle cure' which involves neither drugs nor radical surgery. It's a spe

  • The Post [Blu-ray] [2018]The Post | Blu Ray | (21/05/2018) from £4.84   |  Saving you £5.41 (151.12%)   |  RRP £8.99

    Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to help bring long-buried truths to light.

  • Heartburn [1986]Heartburn | DVD | (06/09/2004) from £21.58   |  Saving you £-5.59 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Heartburn is an autobiographical tale based on the marriage of high-flying journalists Carl Bernstein (who helped uncover the Watergate scandal for the Washington Post) and Nora Ephron. When the two meet at a friends wedding they fall in love and subsequently marry. Living in different cities the relationship begins to unravel as the pair slowly drift apart and infidelities eventually wreck the marriage. Focusing on social events like weddings parties and birthdays the film exp

  • Lions For Lambs [2007]Lions For Lambs | DVD | (21/04/2008) from £5.99   |  Saving you £14.00 (70.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Robert Redford directs and stars in this powerful and gripping story that digs behind the news, the politics and a nation divided to explore the human consequences of a complicated war.

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox [Blu-ray]Fantastic Mr. Fox | Blu Ray | (22/04/2013) from £9.05   |  Saving you £15.94 (63.80%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Fantastic Mr. Fox is visionary director Wes Anderson's first animated film, utilizing classic handmade stop motion techniques to tell the story of the best selling children's book by Roald Dahl (author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach). Three horrible farmers - Boggis, Bunce and Bean - are dedicated to destroying Mr. Fox, the wily and wonderful Mr Fox, who makes a habit of eating their chickens. When they pull out all the stops and surround his den,...

  • The River Wild [1995]The River Wild | DVD | (31/05/2002) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Hang on tight for a suspense-filled action-thriller starring Oscar-winner Meryl Streep in a stunning performance that will take your breath away! Streep portrays a former river guide who arranges a white-water rafting trip to celebrate her son's birthday and salvage her shaky marriage. Her skills and courage are soon put to the test when three mysterious strangers threaten to turn their vacation into a living hell...

  • Julia [DVD]Julia | DVD | (13/10/2014) from £6.73   |  Saving you £3.26 (48.44%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Fred Zinnemann's last great movie. Based on part of Lillian Hellman's memoir, the film stars Jane Fonda as Hellman as she recounts her friendship with the enigmatic JULIA, played by Vanessa Redgrave. Fonda gives a gutsy performance, playing well with Redgrave and, to a greater degree, Jason Robards, who plays Dashell Hammett. Alvin Sargent's screenplay cleverly bends time, jumping back and forth as the story of Hellman's friendship with Julia is told and Zinnemann creates a melancholy feel that's sustained throughout. The excellent music by Georges Delerue is haunting and the cinematography by Douglas Slocombe is beautiful. The supporting cast features Meryl Streep as Anne Marie, Maximillian Schell as Johann, Cathleen Nesbitt as Julia's grandmother, Rosemary Murphy as Dorothy Parker and Hal Holbrook as Parker's husband Alan Campbell.

  • Goldie Hawn Collection - Death Becomes Her/Bird On A Wire/HousesitterGoldie Hawn Collection - Death Becomes Her/Bird On A Wire/Housesitter | DVD | (07/05/2007) from £12.13   |  Saving you £2.86 (23.58%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Death Becomes Her: Oscar-winning actress's Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn star with Bruce Willis in Robert Zemeckis' outrageously entertaining comedy about greed vanity sex immortality life - and death. First there's actress Madeline Ashton who's gaining more wrinkles than good screen roles. Then there's her former friend Helen Sharp who loses her fiance to Madeline and subsequently doubles her weight. Finally there's Madeline's husband Ernest a renowned plastic surgeon who spends his nights drunkenly cursing the day he met his wife. Enter a beautiful enchantress who changes their lives-and deaths-forever. It's a fast-paced romp that blends ground-breaking special effects. Bird On A Wire: Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn star in this action-packed comedy directed by John Badham about two old flames who meet by accident and are plunged into a cross-country run for their lives. Housesitter: Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn star in this hilarious romantic comedy about the consequences of ""stretching"" the truth. When architect Newton Davis' girlfriend Becky (Dana Delany) turns down his marriage proposal his newly-built dream house suddenly becomes nothing more than an empty monument to her rejection. That is until a chance encounter with Gwen (Hawn) turns his life upside-down. Intrigued by Newton's story Gwen visits the house and decides to move in on her own. Resourceful and creative Gwen is soon fixing up the house and charming Newton's family and neighbors - all the while passing herself off as his new wife! Gwen even befriends Becky who begins to see a Newton she never knew existed. Horrified at the deception yet unable to stop it Newton finds himself playing along with her preposterous stories her attempts at reconciling differences within his family and her campaign for his promotion at work. Finally he convinces Gwen to fabricate their ""divorce"" so he can still get married to Becky - until he has a change of heart. It's a delightful warmhearted and intelligent comedy from director Frank Oz.

  • The Giver [DVD]The Giver | DVD | (19/01/2015) from £2.49   |  Saving you £17.50 (87.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Sci-fi drama directed by Phillip Noyce and starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Brenton Thwaites. Set in a seemingly utopian future where all war, emotion and personal freedom have been eradicated, the film follows Jonas (Thwaites), a young man who is chosen to be the recipient of the community's collective memories. As he learns the details of the community's history from The Giver (Bridges), he grows frustrated with the power those in charge hold over his fellow citizens and the terrible.

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox [DVD]Fantastic Mr. Fox | DVD | (04/06/2012) from £3.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Fantastic Mr. Fox is visionary director Wes Anderson's first animated film, utilizing classic handmade stop motion techniques to tell the story of the best selling children's book by Roald Dahl (author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach). Three horrible farmers - Boggis, Bunce and Bean - are dedicated to destroying Mr. Fox, the wily and wonderful Mr Fox, who makes a habit of eating their chickens. When they pull out all the stops and surround his den, Mr Fox must use all his cunning in a fantastic plan to keep his family and countryside friends safe.

  • The Deer Hunter 4K [Blu-ray] [2019]The Deer Hunter 4K | Blu Ray | (04/03/2019) from £19.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Michael Cimino's epic masterpiece The Deer Hunter has been stunningly restored with a brand new 4k restoration. Winner of no less than five Academy Awards® in 1978 including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor for Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter is widely acknowledged as one of cinema's great masterpieces and contains some of the most memorable scenes in film history. With the film painting a sobering portrait of a small Pennsylvania steel town rocked by loss when three of its sons go off to fight in Vietnam, Cimino's ambitious and daring vision is showcased in this bold and brilliant war classic that, 40 years on, is even more striking than ever before. When Michael (Robert De Niro), Steven (John Savage) and Nick (Christopher Walken) 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 promise to one of his friends, he makes an unexpected, horrific discovery. Also featuring astonishing performances from Meryl Streep as the woman both Michael and Nick fall in love with, and John Cazale (The Godfather, Dog Day Afternoon) as their unhinged and insecure friend Stan. For the restoration of The Deer Hunter, STUDIOCANAL went back to the original 35mm negative, which was scanned at 4K resolution in 16bit. The restoration was completed at Silver Salt in London, who created a restored 4K DCP and UHD version for the home entertainment release. Bonus material includes: New Interview with David Thomson - film critic A brand new and exclusive interview with author and film critic David Thomson 1979 ITV South Ban Show interview with Michael Cimino A rarely seen ITV South Bank Show Interview from 1979 with director Michael Cimino provides an in-depth analysis of his inspirations and motivations for the making of the film Realising The Deer Hunter - Interview with director Michael Cimino Shooting The Deer Hunter - Interview with director of photography Vilmos Zsigmond Playing The Deer Hunter - Interview with star John Savage Audio Commentary with Michael Cimino Audio Commentary with Vilmos Zsigmond and journalist Bob Fisher Deleted and Extended scenes Deleted and extended scenes from the original production including extra footage of the infamous Russian Roulette sequence.

  • One True ThingOne True Thing | DVD | (04/07/2005) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (-12.40%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Based on Anna Quindlen's bestselling novel, this is a mother-daughter and father-daughter story, two for the price of one. But director Carl Franklin also tries to inject a police-mystery angle that it neither needs nor will support. Renee Zellweger plays a young writer on the rise, who has finally got her break for a New York magazine. While home for a birthday party for her nearly famous writer father (William Hurt), she learns that her mother (Meryl Streep) has been diagnosed with cancer. Then her father does the unthinkable: he all but commands her to put her career on hold to take care of her mother and nurse her through her illness. Dad, a popular college professor who has never received the literary acclaim he always believed he deserved, essentially checks out--and daughter must play parent to her mother. Strong performances by Streep and Zellweger give this parent-child relationship the heart--and the anger--of the real thing, while Hurt seems slightly disembodied as the self-involved father whose needs have dominated both women. Still, the detective-story aspect (the film is told in flashback, as the cops try to discover whether someone slipped Mom a fatal dose of morphine) is a construct that could have been done without. --Marshall Fine

  • Ironweed (Eureka Classics) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) editionIronweed (Eureka Classics) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition | Blu Ray | (02/12/2019) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Eureka Entertainment to release IRONWEED, a tragic character study featuring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, making its UK DEBUT on Blu-ray and DVD in a Dual Format edition as part of the Eureka Classics range from 2 December 2019. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by William Kennedy and directed by the late Argentinian director Héctor Babenco (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Ironweed features Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep (both Academy Award nominated for their roles) as two lost souls who come together during the Great Depression. In Depression-era Albany, N.Y., Francis Phelan (Jack Nicholson) has become an alcoholic vagabond after guilt over accidentally killing his infant son led him to desert his family. Over the course of several days, he ambles from gritty job to dirty bar to makeshift sleeping quarters. By chance, he encounters fellow itinerant drinker and his sometime lover, Helen Archer (Meryl Streep). Together, they wax nostalgic about their haunted pasts. Eureka Classics is proud to present one of the most acclaimed dramas of the 1980s in its UK debut on Blu-ray and DVD. Features: Presented in 1080p from a high-definition film transfer Optional English subtitles Uncompressed LPCM audio A collector's booklet featuring new essays on the film by Lee Gambin, and Simon Ward.

Please wait. Loading...