"Actor: Michael Douglas"

  • A Perfect Murder [1998]A Perfect Murder | DVD | (19/04/1999) from £20.00   |  Saving you £-6.01 (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.99

    The husband (Michael Douglas) is a currency trader whose portfolio value is going right down the drain. The wife (Gwyneth Paltrow) is the heiress to a $100 million fortune. The marriage is not a happy one, but the promise of long-term affluence keeps them together. The wife pursues an affair with an artist (Viggo Mortenson) who gives her all the passion she doesn't get at home, and when the husband finds out, well ... someone's going to pay with their life. Who will the unlucky one be? We wouldn't dare spoil the elegant plot twists of this devious thriller, but it's well known that Douglas excels at portraying greedy characters with ice in their veins. Here, it's easy to assume that Douglas has pulled off, as the title implies, a killing that nobody will ever pin on him. But this is the kind of glossy thriller (loosely inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder) that delights in disrupting your expectations, so it grabs your attention right up to the final scene. It's a bit too cold really to draw you in but with its able cast and stylish direction by Andrew Davis, this less-than-perfect murder thriller is still definitely worth a look. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Romancing The Stone / The Jewel Of The Nile [1986]Romancing The Stone / The Jewel Of The Nile | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.22   |  Saving you £10.03 (202.22%)   |  RRP £14.99

    In 1984 Romancing the Stone was a huge hit for director Robert Zemeckis (who later went on to make Forrest Gump, Contact and Castaway among others) thanks in no small part to the winning team of Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito. The chemistry between all three stars is infectious, but Turner steals the show from the guys, playing a pushy romance novelist who gets stuck among some dangerous figures in Colombia and has only a rumpled guide (Michael Douglas) as an ally. Zemeckis--whose specialty at the time was creating set pieces of raucous action (as in his Back to the Future trilogy)--keeps things hopping with lots of kinetic material. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com The Jewel of the Nile is a moderately entertaining sequel that pales by comparison to its predecessor. Romance novelist Kathleen Turner and retired soldier-of-fortune Michael Douglas return as a now-complacent couple. Bored with life on a yacht, they find excitement thrust upon them when she accepts a speaking engagement in the Middle East. Once there, she is abducted and finds herself involved with the "jewel" everyone is chasing. Douglas teams up once more with Danny DeVito to rescue his love. Less charming and more predictable than the original, this suffers for one simple reason: the characters have nowhere to go. In the original story we watched Turner blossom from timid storyteller to lusty adventuress. In this flick she is too much like all the other action adventure babes we've seen before. The same trio of stars reunited to better effect in DeVito's dark comedy The War of the Roses. --Rochelle O'Gorman, Amazon.com

  • Basic Instinct [1992]Basic Instinct | DVD | (15/09/2008) from £7.99   |  Saving you £7.99 (159.80%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A brutal murder. A brilliant killer. A cop who can't resist the danger. Michael Douglas stars as Nick Curran a tough but vulnerable detective. Sharon Stone costars as Catherine Tramell a cold calculating and beautiful novelist with an insatiable sexual appetite. Catherine becomes a prime suspect when her boyfriend is brutally murdered - a crime she had described in her latest novel. Has she been set up by a jealous rival or is she guilty? Obsessed with cracking the case Nick descends into San Francisco's forbidden underground where suspicions mount bodies fall and he finds within himself an instinct more basic than survival.

  • The Streets Of San Francisco - Series 2 [DVD]The Streets Of San Francisco - Series 2 | DVD | (14/09/2009) from £17.53   |  Saving you £17.46 (99.60%)   |  RRP £34.99

    San Francisco city by the bay. Home of cable cars the Golden Gate Bridge... and murder! The acclaimed police drama The Streets Of San Francisco follows the cases of detective Lt. Mike Stone (Academy Award'' winner Karl Malden A Streetcar Named Desire) a 23-year veteran of the San Francisco Police Department and his young partner Inspector Steve Keller (Academy Award'' winner Michael Douglas Wall Street). The smooth handsome Keller is the perfect foil for the gruff trenchcoat-wearing Stone. yet what they have in common is they both have no patience for criminals!

  • Fatal Attraction [1987]Fatal Attraction | DVD | (02/09/2002) from £4.69   |  Saving you £12.56 (366.18%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Fatal Attraction was the most controversial hit of 1987, a film nominated for six Oscars that launched a whole up-market psycho sub-genre. In an elaboration of Play Misty for Me (1971), Michael Douglas plays a married middle-class everyman who has an opportunistic weekend affair with New York publishing executive, Glenn Close. The twist is that Close's Alex is a borderline psychotic. She won't let go, and the film moves from a study of modern sexual mores to an increasingly tense thriller about neurotic obsession. The performances are exceptional and two set-pieces, one which gave us the term "Bunny Boiler" and another in a fairground, provide metaphorical and literal rollercoaster rides. Only a laughable sex scene--in a sink, anyone?--and a melodramatic finale shamelessly ripping-off the 1955 French classic Les Diaboliques and Psycho (1960) prevent a good thriller being a great one. Even so, Fatal Attraction is still a film worth seeing again, even if it's hard to wonder what all the fuss was about in 1987. On the DVD: Fatal Attraction on disc has a new 28-minute documentary featuring the principal players explaining how wonderful each other are. More substantial is a 19-minute feature on creating the visual look, with sections on cinematography, costume and make-up design. A worthwhile 10-minute piece examines the social impact of the movie and the controversy it generated. Seven minutes of the three stars in rehearsal is intriguing, but more interesting is the opportunity to see the original, low-key ending, rejected after test screenings. Much of the best documentary material focuses on how the finally released ending came about, while Lyne's commentary is thoughtful and illuminating. The original trailer is included and there are 16 sets of subtitles, including English for the hard of hearing, as well as an alternative German dub. The sound has been remixed from stereo into a subtly involving Dolby Digital 5.1, and the 1.78:1 anamorphic transfer looks fine, though there is some very minor print damage. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Behind the Candelabra [DVD]Behind the Candelabra | DVD | (14/10/2013) from £4.15   |  Saving you £15.10 (522.49%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Before Elvis before Elton John Madonna and Lady Gaga there was Liberace - infamous pianist outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship and extravagance he lit up every stage he performed on as bright as his candelabras and with a unique flair that gained him millions of devoted fans across the globe. In the summer of 1977 handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into Liberace's dressing room and despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair. To the outside world Scott was an employee at most a friend but behind closed doors his life with Liberace was an intense rollercoaster of hedonistic fun flamboyance and excess. Starring Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson Behind The Candelabra tells the fascinating true story of their glamorous life together and their tempestuous relationship - from the glitz and glamour of the early days in Las Vegas to their very bitter and public break-up.

  • Ant Man [Blu-ray]Ant Man | Blu Ray | (30/11/2015) from £8.98   |  Saving you £3.00 (42.92%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play.  Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas star in this sci-fi action movie following the Marvel Comics superhero. Decades earlier scientist Hank Pym (Douglas) invented a special suit that would allow him to transform to the size of an ant and give him super strength. The ageing hero approaches petty thief Scott Lang (Rudd) and, with the help of his daughter Hope Van Dyne (Lilly), Hank trains him to become the new Ant-Man. After Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) takes over his former mentor Pym's business he produces a similar suit to be worn by the military as well as a more powerful suit for himself, transforming him into Yellowjacket. This results in chaos and it's up to Ant-Man to use both his thieving skills and his newfound abilities to save the day.

  • Battlestar Galactica - The Mini Series [2004]Battlestar Galactica - The Mini Series | DVD | (01/03/2004) from £4.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (160.32%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Despite voluminous protest and nitpicking criticism from loyal fans of the original TV series (1978-80), the 2003 version of Battlestar Galactica turned out surprisingly well for viewers with a tolerance for change. Originally broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel in December 2003 and conceived by Star Trek: The Next Generation alumnus Ronald D Moore as the pilot episode for a "reimagined" TV series, this four-hour mini series reprises the basic premise of the original show while giving a major overhaul to several characters and plot elements. Gone are the flowing robes, disco-era hairstyles, and mock-Egyptian fighter helmets, and thankfully there's not a fluffy "Daggit" in sight... at least, not yet. Also missing are the "chrome toaster" Cylons, replaced by new, more formidable varieties of the invading Cylon enemy, including "Number Six" in hot red skirts and ample cleavage, who tricks the human genius Baltar! into a scenario that nearly annihilates the human inhabitants of 12 colonial worlds. Thus begins the epic battle and eventual retreat of a "ragtag fleet" of humans, searching for the mythical planet Earth under the military command of Adama (Edward James Olmos) and the political leadership of Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), a former secretary of education, 43rd in line of succession and rising to the occasion of her unexpected Presidency. As directed by Michael Rymer (Queen of the Damned), Moore's ambitious teleplay also includes newfangled CGI space battles (featuring "handheld" camera moves and subdued sound effects for "enhanced realism"), a dysfunctional Col. Tigh (Michael Hogan) who's provoked into action by the insubordinate Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff), and a father-son reunion steeped in familial tragedy. To fans of the original BG series, many of these changes are blasphemous, but for the most part they work--including an ominous cliffhanger ending. The remade Galactica is brimming with smart, well-drawn characters ripe with dramati! c potential, and it readily qualifies as serious-minded science fiction, even as it gives BG loyalists ample fuel for lively debate. --Jeff Shannon

  • Black Rain [1990]Black Rain | DVD | (04/09/2000) from £7.78   |  Saving you £8.20 (171.19%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A guilty pleasure if ever there was one, Black Rain is a ridiculously entertaining thriller by Ridley Scott (Alien), starring Michael Douglas as a tough New York cop who--along with his partner (Andy Garcia)--goes to Japan to deliver a local mobster. When the latter escapes, Douglas's brand of gonzo crime fighting rubs his Japanese hosts the wrong way. Slick, mechanistic, and absurd, the film is all surface action and attitude (not to mention Scott's incredibly busy, trademark art direction); and one can get lost in the sheer indulgence of it. However, if you can buy Douglas as an iconoclastic lawman, you can buy anything else here, including the notion of Kate Capshaw as a blonde escort highly desired by Japanese businessmen. -- Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • Kidnapped [DVD]Kidnapped | DVD | (08/08/2016) from £7.29   |  Saving you £2.70 (37.04%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The adventures of young orphan David Balfour as he travels through the Scottish Highlands during the Jacobite rebellion in search of his rightful inheritance.

  • The Game [Blu-ray]The Game | Blu Ray | (25/10/2010) from £5.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (200.33%)   |  RRP £17.99

    It's not quite as clever as it tries to be, but The Game does a tremendous job of presenting the story of a rigid control freak trapped in circumstances that are increasingly beyond his control. Michael Douglas plays a rich, divorced, and dreadful investment banker whose 48th birthday reminds him of his father's suicide at the same age. He's locked in the cage of his own misery until his rebellious younger brother (Sean Penn) presents him with a birthday invitation to play "The Game" (described as "an experiential Book of the Month Club")--a mysterious offering from a company called Consumer Recreation Services. Before he knows the game has even begun, Douglas is caught up in a series of unexplained events designed to strip him of his tenuous security and cast him into a maelstrom of chaos. How do you play a game that hasn't any rules? That's what Douglas has to figure out, and he can't always rely on his intelligence to form logic out of what's happening to him. Seemingly cast as the fall guy in a conspiracy thriller, he encounters a waitress (Deborah Unger) who may or may not be trustworthy, and nothing can be taken at face value in a world turned upside down. Douglas is great at conveying the sheer panic of his character's dilemma, and despite some lapses in credibility and an anticlimactic ending, The Game remains a thinking person's thriller that grabs and holds your attention. Thematic resonance abounds between this and Seven and Fight Club, two of the other films by The Game 's director David Fincher. -- Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Shining Through [1992]Shining Through | DVD | (30/06/2003) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Based on a novel by Susan Isaacs, Shining Through is uncomfortably close to Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious. This World War II drama concerns a love affair between a spy (Michael Douglas) and a secretary (Melanie Griffith) that goes south when duty turns him cold and pushes her into dangerous, behind-the-lines intelligence work. Liam Neeson plays the gentleman Nazi unwittingly providing Griffith with cover as domestic help. The best parts of the film are the twists and turns in the romance (Douglas is very good at playing a character who can turn off all feeling at will) at the beginning; the German scenes are less compelling despite such high stakes for the heroine. The climax--taking us back to Notorious whether it wants to or not--is quite gripping, largely due to Douglas's performance.--Tom Keogh

  • Basic Instinct [Blu-ray] [1992]Basic Instinct | Blu Ray | (15/09/2008) from £9.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (150.19%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A brutal murder. A brilliant killer. A cop who can't resist the danger. Michael Douglas stars as Nick Curran a tough but vulnerable detective. Sharon Stone costars as Catherine Tramell a cold calculating and beautiful novelist with an insatiable sexual appetite. Catherine becomes a prime suspect when her boyfriend is brutally murdered - a crime she had described in her latest novel. Has she been set up by a jealous rival or is she guilty? Obsessed with cracking the case Nick descends into San Francisco's forbidden underground where suspicions mount bodies fall and he finds within himself an instinct more basic than survival.

  • Wonder Boys [2000]Wonder Boys | DVD | (03/09/2001) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Michael Douglas stars as a feckless middle aged literary professor struggling to live up to his own successful past and sort out his chaotic present in this ensemble comedy that also stars Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand and Robert Downey Jr.

  • Ant Man [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray]Ant Man | Blu Ray | (30/11/2015) from £6.99   |  Saving you £19.00 (271.82%)   |  RRP £25.99

    Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. Click Images to Enlarge

  • The In-Laws [2003]The In-Laws | DVD | (26/01/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Just before his daughter is to be married, a mild-mannered foot doctor discovers his in-laws are not what they seem...

  • And So It Goes [DVD]And So It Goes | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.89   |  Saving you £10.10 (171.48%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton star in this comedy directed by Rob Reiner. Selfish, egocentric real estate agent Oren (Douglas)'s whole life changes when he gets an unexpected knock at the door: his estranged son arrives at the house with a daughter he knew nothing about, and he unassumingly takes on the role of granddad. Realising he has no idea how to take care of a child, he accepts the help of his caring neighbour Leah (Keaton). As Oren slowly learns how to love and care for another human being, his self-centred lifestyle begins to take a backseat.

  • The Jewel Of The Nile [1985]The Jewel Of The Nile | DVD | (18/07/2005) from £6.24   |  Saving you £9.74 (299.69%)   |  RRP £12.99

    When the going gets tough the tough get going! In the blockbuster 'Romancing The Stone' novelist Joan Wilder (Turner) and wanderer Jack Colton (Douglas) went sailing off into the sunset together. In this thrill-packed sequel Ralph is back on their trail and they're back in the fast lane on a perilous trek through the fierce North African Desert with treacherous tribes deadly dungeons and seemingly endless villains to contend with!

  • Beyond The Reach BR [Blu-ray]Beyond The Reach BR | Blu Ray | (12/10/2015) from £26.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    "Produced by Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and with unprecedented access, Cartel Land is an explosive look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy - the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoac√°n, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as ""El Doctor"", leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley - a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley - Tim ""Nailer"" Foley, an American veteran, heads a small paramilitary group called Arizona Border Recon, whose goal is to stop Mexico's drug wars from seeping across our border. Filmmaker Matthew Heineman embeds himself in the heart of darkness as Nailer, El Doctor, and the cartel each vie to bring their own brand of justice to a society where institutions have failed. Cartel Land is a chilling meditation on the breakdown of order and the blurry line between good and evil."

  • A Chorus Line [DVD]A Chorus Line | DVD | (04/07/2016) from £9.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (80.08%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Under the stark white lights of an empty Broadway theatre, a stream of hopefuls audition before Zach, the harsh and critical director of a new musical. There is tension in the air as sixteen are singled out for further auditioning, and as the director and his assistant put the dancers through their paces, they begin to relay their lives into word and song. Suddenly an unexpected latecomer arrives. It is Cassie, a beautiful and talented dancer who used to be a star, returned to ask Zach, her former lover, for a job. Passions run high, but he allows her to audition. Over the course of the day, the dancers, all desperate for the job, reveal more and more about themselves to the ever watchful director, as he searches for his chosen Chorus Line. Starring Michael Douglas, and directed by Richard Attenborough, A CHORUS LINE is based on the hugely successful and award winning Broadway musical of the same name.

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