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  • Watership Down [DVD] [1978]Watership Down | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.58   |  Saving you £6.67 (200.90%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A timeless classic comes alive in this enchanting movie based on the best-selling novel by Richard Adams. Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside in search of a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver the courageous Bigwig the clever Blackberry and the honourable Hazel they face daunting challenges and use their strength and cunning to survive while pursuing their dreams. Along their trek they make an unlikely friend - a loony seagull named Kehaar - and battle the vicious General Woundwort the cruel leader of another warren. Film director Martin Rosen frames the tale largely from the viewpoint of the rabbits so that we identify with each one. Packed with excitement and adventure Watership Down is an engaging thrilling tale that celebrates traditional values of loyalty courage and spirit. Special Features: A Conversation with the Film Makers Defining the Style Documentary Storyboard Comparisons

  • The Lord of the Rings (Animated Version) [1978]The Lord of the Rings (Animated Version) | DVD | (26/11/2001) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-3.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Ralph Bakshi's 1978 animated adaptation of The Lord of the Rings is a bold, colourful, ambitious failure. Severely truncated, this two-hour version tackles only about half the story, climaxing with the battle of Helm's Deep and leaving poor Frodo and Sam still stuck on the borders of Mordor with Gollum. Allegedly, the director ran out of money and was unable to complete the project. As far as the film does go, however, it is a generally successful attempt at rendering Tolkien's landscapes of the imagination. Bakshi's animation uses a blend of conventional drawing and rotoscoped (traced) animated movements from live-action footage. The latter is at least in part a money-saving device, but it does succeed in lending some depth and a sense of otherworldly menace to the Black Riders and hordes of Orcs: Frodo's encounter at the ford of Rivendell, for example, is one of the movie's best scenes thanks to this mixture of animation techniques. Backdrops are detailed and well-conceived, and all the main characters are strongly drawn. Among a good cast, John Hurt (Aragorn) and C3PO himself, Anthony Daniels (Legolas), provide sterling voice characterisation, while Peter Woodthorpe gives what is surely the definitive Gollum (he revived his portrayal a couple of years later for BBC Radio's exhaustive 13-hour dramatisation). The film's other outstanding virtue is avant-garde composer Leonard Rosenman's magnificent score in which chaotic musical fragments gradually coalesce to produce the triumphant march theme that closes the picture. None of which makes up for the incompleteness of the movie, nor the severe abridging of the story actually filmed. Add to that some oddities--such as intermittently referring to Saruman as "Aruman"--and the final verdict must be that this is a brave yet ultimately unsatisfying work, noteworthy as the first attempt at transferring Tolkien to the big screen but one whose virtues are overshadowed by incompleteness. --Mark Walker

  • Watership Down [Blu-ray] [1978]Watership Down | Blu Ray | (28/10/2013) from £10.78   |  Saving you £2.21 (20.50%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A timeless classic comes alive in this enchanting movie based on the best-selling novel by Richard Adams. Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside in search of a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver the courageous Bigwig the clever Blackberry and the honourable Hazel they face daunting challenges and use their strength and cunning to survive while pursuing their dreams. Along their trek they make an unlikely friend - a loony seagull named Kehaar - and battle the vicious General Woundwort the cruel leader of another warren. Film director Martin Rosen frames the tale largely from the viewpoint of the rabbits so that we identify with each one. Packed with excitement and adventure Watership Down is an engaging thrilling tale that celebrates traditional values of loyalty courage and spirit. Special Features: A Conversation with the Film Makers Defining the Style Documentary Storyboard Comparisons

  • Watership DownWatership Down | DVD | (29/08/2005) from £5.38   |  Saving you £8.61 (160.04%)   |  RRP £13.99

    From Richard Adams' best seller comes a beautifully realized animated adventure about a nomadic band of rabbits. Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside in search of a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver the courageous Bigwig the clever Blackberry and the honerable Hazel they face daunting challenges and use their strength and

  • Watership Down [1978]Watership Down | DVD | (25/06/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Much like Richard Adams' wonderful novel this animated tale of wandering rabbits is not meant for small children. It is, however, rich storytelling, populated with very real individuals inhabiting a very real world. The animation is problematic, sometimes appearing out of proportion or just below par; but it seems to stem from an attempt at realism, something distinguishing the film's characters from previous, cutesy, animated animals. A band of rabbits illegally leave their warren after a prophecy of doom from a runt named Fiver (voiced by Richard Briers). In search of a place safe from humans and predators, they face all kinds of dangers, including a warren that has made a sick bargain with humankind, and a warren that is basically a fascist state. Allegories aside, Down is engaging and satisfying, and pulls off the same amazing trick that the novel did--you'll forget that this is a story about rabbits. --Keith Simanton, Amazon.com

  • The Gentle Touch - The Complete Series 5 [DVD]The Gentle Touch - The Complete Series 5 | DVD | (14/11/2011) from £51.28   |  Saving you £-11.29 (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Jill Gascoine stars as tough, no-nonsense female cop Maggie Forbes. Made at a time when there were very few ranking female officers in the police force, The Gentle Touch not only showed police procedure within a Metropolitan Police CID unit but also allowed insight into how a woman might cope with such a role in what was very much a man's world. An instant hit with viewers, The Gentle Touch become one of the most successful police dramas ever made. This fifth series sees DI Maggie Forbes facing the continuing challenges of policing in the Eighties, with powerful and contemporary storylines from a writing team that includes Terence Feely (Callan), Tony Hoare (Minder) and Peter Hammond (Z Cars); Lysette Anthony, Gordon Kaye, Lynda Bellingham and Louise Jameson guest-star.

  • The Lord of the Rings -- Limited Edition Box Set [1978]The Lord of the Rings -- Limited Edition Box Set | DVD | (26/11/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Ralph Bakshi's 1978 animated adaptation of The Lord of the Rings is a bold, colourful, ambitious failure. Severely truncated, this two-hour version tackles only about half the story, climaxing with the battle of Helm's Deep and leaving poor Frodo and Sam still stuck on the borders of Mordor with Gollum. Allegedly, the director ran out of money and was unable to complete the project. As far as the film does go, however, it is a generally successful attempt at rendering Tolkien's landscapes of the imagination. Bakshi's animation uses a blend of conventional drawing and rotoscoped (traced) animated movements from live-action footage. The latter is at least in part a money-saving device, but it does succeed in lending some depth and a sense of otherworldly menace to the Black Riders and hordes of Orcs: Frodo's encounter at the ford of Rivendell, for example, is one of the film's best scenes thanks to this mixture of animation techniques. Backdrops are detailed and well conceived, and all the main characters are strongly drawn. Among a good cast, John Hurt (Aragorn) and C3PO himself, Anthony Daniels (Legolas), provide sterling voice characterisation, while Peter Woodthorpe gives what is surely the definitive Gollum (he revived his portrayal a couple of years later for BBC Radio's exhaustive 13-hour dramatisation). The film's other outstanding virtue is avant-garde composer Leonard Rosenman's magnificent score in which chaotic musical fragments gradually coalesce to produce the triumphant march theme that closes the picture. None of which makes up for the incompleteness of the movie, nor the severe abridging of the story actually filmed. Add to that some oddities--such as intermittently referring to Saruman as "Aruman"--and the final verdict must be that this is a brave yet ultimately unsatisfying work, noteworthy as the first attempt at transferring Tolkien to the big screen but one whose virtues are overshadowed by incompleteness. --Mark Walker

  • Watership Down [Deluxe Edition] [DVD]Watership Down | DVD | (29/08/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.99

    From Richard Adams' best seller comes a beautifully realized animated adventure about a nomadic band of rabbits. Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside in search of a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver the courageous Bigwig the clever Blackberry and the honerable Hazel they face daunting challenges and use their strength and cunning to survive while pursuing their dream. Along their trek they make an unlikely friend - a looney seagull named Kehaar - and battle the vicious General Woundwort the cruel leader of another warren.

  • Watership Down [Blu-ray]Watership Down | Blu Ray | (22/10/2012) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    From Richard Adams' best seller comes a beautifully realized animated adventure about a nomadic band of rabbits. Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside in search of a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver the courageous Bigwig the clever Blackberry and the honerable Hazel they face daunting challenges and use their strength and cunning to survive while pursuing their dream. Along their trek they make an unlikely friend - a looney seagull named Kehaar - and battle the vicious General Woundwort the cruel leader of another warren.

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