"Actor: Meryl Streep"

  • The Deer Hunter [1979]The Deer Hunter | DVD | (18/04/2005) from £10.89   |  Saving you £3.10 (22.20%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, The Deer Hunter is simultaneously an audacious directorial conceit and one of the greatest films ever made about friendship and the personal impact of war. Like Apocalypse Now, it's hardly a conventional battle film--the soldier's experience was handled with greater authenticity in Platoon--but its depiction of war on an intimate scale packs a devastatingly dramatic punch. Director Michael Cimino may be manipulating our emotions with masterful skill, but he does it in a way that stirs the soul and pinches our collective nerves with graphic, high-intensity scenes of men under life-threatening duress. Although Russian-roulette gambling games were not a common occurrence during the Vietnam war, they're used here as a metaphor for the futility of the war itself. To the viewer, they become unforgettably intense rites of passage for the best friends--Pennsylvania steelworkers played by Robert De Niro, John Savage and Oscar winner Christopher Walken--who may survive or perish during their tour through a tropical landscape of hell. Back home, their loved ones must cope with the war's domestic impact, and in doing so they allow The Deer Hunter to achieve a rare combination of epic storytelling and intimate, heart-rending drama.--Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Kramer vs Kramer [1979]Kramer vs Kramer | DVD | (02/05/2011) from £3.99   |  Saving you £2.00 (50.13%)   |  RRP £5.99

    It might have started out as a small, rather arty divorce drama but Kramer vs Kramer was the biggest cinema hit of 1979. It confirmed Dustin Hoffman's status as a major star in a performance that combined his trademark twitchy intensity with deep sensitivity. And it provided Meryl Streep with a pivotal role in her rise to big-screen greatness. Both won Oscars, as did director Robert Benton and the film itself scooped the Best Picture award. Kramer vs Kramer has worn well into the 21st century. Although clearly of its time--by the late 1970s, microscopic relationship analysis had become the theme of commercial cinema--it stands on the strength of its central performances. Hoffman's Ted Kramer is a vision of the Graduate grown up: serious, focused and thrown by anything that threatens his upwardly mobile professional trajectory. The news that his wife, who he has failed to notice teetering on the edge of a breakdown, is leaving him and their son sends him into a tailspin. The film is as much about his resilience and fulfilment as it is the story of a divorce and custody battle. Justin Henry is extraordinary as Billy, the boy caught in the middle, and turns in a remarkably complex, thoughtful performance, which is light years from the archetypal all-American kid you might anticipate. And in just a handful of scenes, Streep is mesmerising as Joanna, the deserting wife and mother who you just can't bring yourself to hate. Yes, this is soap opera. But it belongs up there with all the finest cinematic human dramas. On the DVD: The widescreen presentation ensures a theatrically authentic experience, with some fantastic shots of New York city coming into their own. The mono sound is adequate for the relative intimacy of most of the dialogue. But the real bonus is the retrospective documentary in which director and writer Benton, producer Stanley Jaffe and the cast look back with touching satisfaction at a piece which clearly meant a great deal to them all. Hoffman's initial reluctance (he was going through a real-life divorce) to get involved, the process of working with a gifted child actor and Streep's desire to make Joanna understood are all recalled in fascinating detail. --Piers Ford

  • Postcards from the EdgePostcards from the Edge | DVD | (14/07/2008) from £6.73   |  Saving you £3.26 (48.44%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine star as daughter and mother in this wickedly witty expos of life in the Hollywood fast lane based on the autobiographical book by Carrie Fisher.

  • Silkwood [1983]Silkwood | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-1.74 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Like most of the people in her town Karen Silkwood worked at the local nuclear plant producing highly radioactive plutonium. Exposed one day to a lethal dose of radiation Karen faces the blank walls of corporate indifference and denial whilst coming to terms that she will suffer a painful and lingering death as a result of company negligence. As her illness increases her protest grows louder and she becomes an obvious danger to the powers that be. But Karen is too spirited to be silenced and takes on the plant with devasting consequences. Written by Nora Ephorn and with a star studded cast including Oscar winners Meryl Streep Cher and Kurt Russell this is the remarkable and poignant true story of one woman's struggle to tell the truth at all costs.

  • The River Wild (Blu Ray) [Blu-ray]The River Wild (Blu Ray) | Blu Ray | (21/05/2018) from £10.75   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep turns her hand to action films in this white-water knuckle-biter. Having decided to heal some family rifts, expert rafter Gail (Streep) takes her husband and their young son for a day out on the river. But the pleasant family adventure takes a turn for the worse when they encounter a couple of armed bank robbers (Kevin Bacon and John C. Reilly) who hijack the raft and take them into seemingly impassable rapids. It's now up to Gail to save the day and return them to safer waters.

  • Death Becomes Her (Blu-Ray)Death Becomes Her (Blu-Ray) | Blu Ray | (23/10/2017) from £11.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    From a new HD transfer for the first time. Ageing actress Madeline Ashton (Meryl Streep) is persuaded to take an elixir which brings her eternal life. Her rival for her husband Ernest's (Bruce Willis) affections, Helen Sharp (Goldie Hawn), has taken the same potion, and when the two of them try to kill each other, their bodies prove to be irritatingly indestructible. Extras: Vintage Making-Of Featurette Trailer

  • Evening [2007]Evening | DVD | (18/02/2008) from £5.38   |  Saving you £0.61 (10.20%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A dying woman remembers her romantic past while her daughters face their emotional present.

  • The Hours [2003]The Hours | DVD | (17/11/2003) from £4.19   |  Saving you £13.80 (76.70%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman star in the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place: all are linked by their yearnings and their fears.

  • Ricki and the Flash [DVD]Ricki and the Flash | DVD | (28/12/2015) from £3.49   |  Saving you £16.50 (472.78%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Meryl Streep stars as Ricki, a guitar heroine who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom, but is now returning home to make things right with her family.

  • It's Complicated [DVD]It's Complicated | DVD | (10/05/2010) from £3.48   |  Saving you £16.51 (82.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Writer/director Nancy Meyers ("What Women Want", "Something's Gotta Give", "The Holiday") directs Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin in "It's Complicated", a comedy about love, divorce and everything in between.

  • First Do No Harm [DVD]First Do No Harm | DVD | (27/08/2012) from £5.55   |  Saving you £-0.56 (-11.20%)   |  RRP £4.99

    She went looking for help. What she found was a miracle. Meryl Streep (Sophie's Choice, The French Lieutenant's Woman), two-time Oscar-winner and regarded by many as the most brilliant actress of her generation, gives a magnificent performance (for which she was Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominated) as a mother fighting for her epileptic son's right to a possible miracle cure in this heart-rending and inspiring drama.

  • Postcards From The Edge [1990]Postcards From The Edge | DVD | (08/03/2004) from £4.19   |  Saving you £1.80 (30.10%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A film by Mike Nichols of Carrie Fisher's semi-autobiographical novel, Postcards from the Edge is an intermittently hilarious, occasionally tear-stained account of an actress' struggle with addiction and with her competitive star mother. Meryl Streep turns in yet another flawlessly perfect performance as Suzanne, who is coping with cleaning up while making yet another idiot cop film. Shirley Maclaine is effective and overpowering as her hard-drinking Old Hollywood star mother perpetually trying to remould her daughter, singing Sondheim songs at parties, showing off her still-perfect legs and occasionally driving into trees. Among the many guest stars, Dennis Quaid is self-effacingly unpleasant as an unreliable boyfriend, Gene Hackman charismatic as a fatherly director and Annette Benning impressive in a cameo as a starlet rival. Nichols' standard slickness is very much on display here; this is perhaps too obviously manipulative a film in which the emotional detail is never quite as impressive as the central performances and script deserve. On the DVD: The DVD takes the rather subversive risk of giving the commentary role to Carrie Fisher, who discusses entertainingly how the screenplay evolved from her original novel, occasionally making clear that certain sentimentalisations of the characters were not her idea; she argues coherently that the film makes Meryl Streep's character a little too much the martyr. She also gives us a lot of faintly scurrilous Hollywood and family gossip. It also provides the theatrical trailer and filmographies for the director and major players. --Roz Kaveney

  • Into the Woods [Blu-ray] [Region Free]Into the Woods | Blu Ray | (18/05/2015) from £4.99   |  Saving you £3.10 (62.12%)   |  RRP £8.09

    Disney's Into the Woods is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim. It is a modern day twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales intertwining the plots of a few choice stories. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella Little Red Riding Hood Jack and The Beanstalk and Rapunzel - all tied together by an original story. It surrounds a baker and his wife's quest to break a witch's curse in order to start a family. Along the way they encounter several well-known fairy tale characters and together they learn what happens after 'happily ever after'.

  • Out Of Africa [Blu-ray] [Region Free]Out Of Africa | Blu Ray | (03/02/2014) from £8.00   |  Saving you £6.99 (46.60%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Sydney Pollack's 1985 multiple-Oscar winner is a sumptuous and emotionally satisfying film about the life of Danish writer Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep), better known as Isak Dinesen, who travels to Kenya to be with her German husband (Klaus Maria Brandauer) but falls for an English adventurer (Robert Redford). The film is slow in developing the relationship, but it is rich in beautiful images of Africa and in the romantic tone surrounding Blixen's gradual discovery of her life and voice. One downside: while we may all love Redford, he is as convincingly British as Kevin Costner is in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. --Tom Keogh

  • Mary Poppins Returns [4K UHD + Blu-ray] [2018] [Region Free]Mary Poppins Returns | Blu Ray | (15/04/2019) from £10.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Bonus Features 4K: Play Movie with Sing-Along Mode The Practically Perfect Making of Mary Poppins Returns "Seeing Things from a Different Point of View": The Musical Numbers of Mary Poppins Returns Back to Cherry Tree Lane: Dick Van Dyke Returns Practically Perfect Bloopers Deleted Scene: "Leaving Topsy's" Deleted Scene: "Trip A Little Light Fantastic" Deleted Song - "The Anthropomorphic Zoo

  • Extraordinary True Stories - 10 DVD Box SetExtraordinary True Stories - 10 DVD Box Set | DVD | (06/10/2014) from £11.98   |  Saving you £18.01 (60.10%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Includes: First Do No Harm Sharing the Secret The Other Woman Behind the Mask Trail by Fire Deadly Whispers To Live For Death in the Shadows Freefall: Flight 174 Gone in the Night

  • The Deer Hunter 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition [Blu-ray] [2018]The Deer Hunter 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition | Blu Ray | (20/08/2018) from £25.99   |  Saving you £2.00 (7.70%)   |  RRP £27.99

    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 Deer Hunter [DVD] [2019]The Deer Hunter | DVD | (04/03/2019) from £8.09   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    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.

  • Doubt [DVD] [2008]Doubt | DVD | (06/07/2009) from £9.43   |  Saving you £8.56 (90.77%)   |  RRP £17.99

    "Doubt" is a gripping story about the quest for truth, the forces of change and the devastating consequences of blind justice in an age defined by moral conviction.

  • Out Of Africa (Special Edition) [1985]Out Of Africa (Special Edition) | DVD | (21/02/2005) from £9.70   |  Saving you £8.29 (46.10%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Sydney Pollack's 1985 multiple-Oscar winner is a sumptuous and emotionally satisfying film about the life of Danish writer Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep), better known as Isak Dinesen, who travels to Kenya to be with her German husband (Klaus Maria Brandauer) but falls for an English adventurer (Robert Redford). The film is slow in developing the relationship, but it is rich in beautiful images of Africa and in the romantic tone surrounding Blixen's gradual discovery of her life and voice. One downside: while we may all love Redford, he is as convincingly British as Kevin Costner is in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. --Tom Keogh

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