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  • Rambo: First Blood 4K [Blu-ray] [2018]Rambo: First Blood 4K | 4K UHD | (12/11/2018) from £19.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    When small town Washington sheriff Will Teasle (Brian Dennehy) detains a vagrant drifter for resisting arrest, little does he realise that he has set in motion a series of events that bring mayhem and bloody reckoning to his community. The shabby vagrant is in fact former Green Beret John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone), a hero of the Vietnam War who has returned home to find America no longer wants him. Responding to brutal treatment from Teasle's Deputies with sudden ferociousness, Rambo makes a daring escape from the town jail, steals a motorcycle and roars off towards the wilderness with the sheriffs not far behind Based on the bestselling novel by David Morrell, filmed during a brutal winter in British Columbia, First Blood is a breathtaking portrayal of America at odds with itself. Features: Rambo takes the '80s Part 1 Drawing First Blood - Making Of Alternate Ending Outtake Deleted scene: Dream in Saigon Original Trailer How to Become Rambo Part 1 The Restoration The Real Nam Forging Heroes Sylvester Stallone Audio commentary Screenwriter David Morell Audio commentary

  • Rambo Trilogy (Three Disc Box Set)Rambo Trilogy (Three Disc Box Set) | DVD | (10/10/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Sylvester Stallone never courted as much controversy as he did with the screen violence of the Rambo trilogy. From 1982 to 1988, they kept his name above Schwarzenegger's in the muscle hero league, with "Rambo" becoming a descriptive phrase in the language to describe gung-ho aggression (in Japanese, "rambo" means "violence"). The strangest part of the character's success is that originally he had none. Both David Morrell's novel and the original incarnation of First Blood had the Vietnam vet committing suicide after his rampage through small town America. The un-Hollywood ending was changed when Stallone and the producers recognised here was a character with possibilities. First Blood: Part II was co-written by James (Titanic) Cameron, a man who has always recognised box office possibilities. Stallone took a very relevant (to 1985) issue of surviving POWs and created an alternative end to the Vietnam War. This was achieved courtesy of the Cold War animosity that still existed towards the Russians, embodied in a suitably vile cameo from Steven Berkoff. A little love interest helped ground the movie and prevent it from completely turning into a video game, as did the best of Jerry Goldsmith's stirring scores for the trilogy. After saving himself and then his Country, Rambo III was simply about saving his friend Richard Crenna. The code of honour was by this point watered down into a song lyric, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother". Nevertheless the final instalment continues to say something about the indomitable American spirit that will not accept defeat lightly. Patriotism may never have been portrayed quite so bloodily before Rambo's arrival, but at least a generation learned to question attitudes to war veterans, as well as the benefits of carrying a compass in your hunting knife. On the DVD: The Rambo trilogy on disc brings together all three movies in crisp 2.35:1 widescreen transfers. Sadly the extras are a little thin considering how much more was on the old Laser Discs. The first film has but a trailer; the third has a few minutes of behind the scenes material; the second has quite a few mini-documentaries that could really have done with being edited together, and having repeated interviews cut out. But there's still fun to be had hearing how deep and meaningful the movies were in conception.--Paul Tonks

  • Rambo: First Blood [DVD] [2018]Rambo: First Blood | DVD | (12/11/2018) from £5.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    When small town Washington sheriff Will Teasle (Brian Dennehy) detains a vagrant drifter for resisting arrest, little does he realise that he has set in motion a series of events that bring mayhem and bloody reckoning to his community. The shabby vagrant is in fact former Green Beret John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone), a hero of the Vietnam War who has returned home to find America no longer wants him. Responding to brutal treatment from Teasle's Deputies with sudden ferociousness, Rambo makes a daring escape from the town jail, steals a motorcycle and roars off towards the wilderness with the sheriffs not far behind Based on the bestselling novel by David Morrell, filmed during a brutal winter in British Columbia, First Blood is a breathtaking portrayal of America at odds with itself. Features: Rambo takes the '80s Part 1 Drawing First Blood - Making Of Alternate Ending Outtake Deleted scene: Dream in Saigon Original Trailer Sylvester Stallone Audio commentary Screenwriter David Morell Audio commentary

  • Rambo: First Blood [1982]Rambo: First Blood | DVD | (08/07/2002) from £15.66   |  Saving you £4.33 (21.70%)   |  RRP £19.99

    It's easy to forget that this Spartan, violent film, which begat the Rambo series, was such a big hit in 1982 because it was a good movie. Green Beret vet John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) wanders into the wrong small town to find a fellow 'Nam buddy and gets the living heck kicked out of him by the local law enforcement (led by Brian Dennehy). The vet strikes back the only way he knows how, leading to a visceral, if unrealistic, flight and fight through the local mountains. Based on the 1972 novel by David Morrell, this film saved Stallone's then-foundering career and the Rambo character became the inspiration for countless political cartoons. But this film is Deliverance without the moral ambiguity. --Keith SimantonThe Rambo trilogy is also available on DVD as a complete set.

  • Jack Reed - Death And Vengeance [1997]Jack Reed - Death And Vengeance | DVD | (09/06/2008) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-1.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Golden Globe-winner Brian Dennehy is back as star director and co-writer of a hard-hitting crime-thriller featuring Jack Reed Chicago's toughest and most incorruptible cop. A multiple murder takes place in broad daylight in a Chicago cemetery. Jack Reed is called in to investigate - and finds himself up against Sergei a brutal Russian mobster.

  • Miami Vice - Series 2Miami Vice - Series 2 | DVD | (24/07/2006) from £60.73   |  Saving you £-15.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £44.99

    The second season of Miami Vice arrives on DVD. Featuring a stunning roster of young directors up-and-coming character actors and stars from the music industry Miami Vice was one of the most innovative TV shows of the 80s. The brainchild of Michael Mann (Heat) and Anthony Yerkovich (Hill Street Blues) the series combined hard-hitting subject matter with slick production values and the best pop music of the era - not to forget

  • Carrie [1976]Carrie | DVD | (01/02/2000) from £10.31   |  Saving you £5.68 (35.50%)   |  RRP £15.99

    This terrifying adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling horror novel was directed by shock maestro Brian De Palma for maximum, no-holds-barred effect. Sissy Spacek stars as Carrie White, the beleaguered daughter of a religious kook (Piper Laurie) and a social outcast tormented by her cruel, insensitive classmates. When her rage turns into telekinetic powers, however, school's out in every sense of the word. De Palma's horrific climax in a school gym lingers forever in the memory, though the film is also built upon Spacek's remarkable performance and Piper Laurie's outlandishly creepy one. John Travolta has a small part as a thug, De Palma's future wife, Nancy Allen, is his girlfriend, and Amy Irving makes her screen debut as one of the girls giving Carrie a hard time.--Tom Keogh

  • Carrie [1976]Carrie | DVD | (22/10/2001) from £7.49   |  Saving you £12.50 (62.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This terrifying adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling horror novel was directed by shock maestro Brian De Palma for maximum, no-holds-barred effect. Sissy Spacek stars as Carrie White, the beleaguered daughter of a religious kook (Piper Laurie) and a social outcast tormented by her cruel, insensitive classmates. When her rage turns into telekinetic powers, however, school's out in every sense of the word. De Palma's horrific climax in a school gym lingers forever in the memory, though the film is also built upon Spacek's remarkable performance and Piper Laurie's outlandishly creepy one. John Travolta has a small part as a thug, De Palma's future wife, Nancy Allen, is his girlfriend, and Amy Irving makes her screen debut as one of the girls giving Carrie a hard time.--Tom Keogh

  • Jack Reed - Badge Of Honour [1993]Jack Reed - Badge Of Honour | DVD | (23/10/2000) from £11.64   |  Saving you £-5.65 (-94.30%)   |  RRP £5.99

    When a young mother is murdered Sergeant Jack Reed sets out to find her killer. But the secret world of undercover operations rears its ugly head.

  • Miami Vice - Series 1Miami Vice - Series 1 | DVD | (25/04/2005) from £17.92   |  Saving you £32.07 (64.20%)   |  RRP £49.99

    The cops. The cars. The clothes. The music. From executive producer Michael Mann (Heat Collateral) comes the first season of the explosive groundbreaking detective show that redefined the word cool. Set against the seamy and steamy Miami underworld ride shotgun with suave Vice cops Sonny Crockett (Golden Globe winner Don Johnson) and Rico Tubbs (Phillip Michael Thomas) as they battle a never-ending gallery of criminals drug dealers and lowlifes. Episodes comprise: 1. Brother's Keeper (Parts 1 & 2) 2. Heart of Darkness 3. Cool Runnin' 4. The Hit List 5. Calderone's Demise 6. One-Eyed Jack 7. No Exit (a.k.a. Three-Eyed Turtle) 8. The Great McCarthy 9. Glades 10. Give a Little Take a Little 11. Little Prince 12. The Milk Run 13. Golden Triangle (Part 1) (a.k.a. Score) 14. Golden Triangle (Part 2) 15. Smuggler's Blues 16. Rites of Passage 17. The Maze 18. Made for Each Other 19. The Home Invaders 20. Nobody Lives Forever 21. Evan 22. Lombard

  • Manhunter [1986]Manhunter | DVD | (01/10/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Released to box-office indifference in 1986, Manhunter introduced Hannibal Lecter and established the rules of the modern race to find serial killer thriller five years before The Silence of the Lambs packed cinemas everywhere. This was Michael Mann's third feature, reuniting William L Petersen and Dennis Farina from his debut Thief (1981) as FBI agents hunting the killer dubbed "The Tooth Fairy". Petersen's Will Graham is the man who put Lecktor (as it is spelt here) behind bars, and as in Lambs consults with the Doctor, played with understated malevolence by Brian Cox. Manhunter is an exceptionally well-photographed film: Mann's regular cinematographer Dante Spinotti created sparse, elegantly framed, often mono-chromatically lit compositions which are essential to the shifting psychological moods. The performances are very good, and the typically 1980s, Vangelis-esque electronic score effectively sustains tension. Once the killer is introduced the scenes with Joan Allen have a genuinely unsettling, almost surreal quality. There is at least one serious plot flaw--how does "The Red Dragon" get his letter to Lecktor? Manhunter never packs the sheer excitement of Lambs, nevertheless, it is a powerful and compelling thriller which remains far superior to the third instalment in the series, Hannibal (2001). On the DVD: In addition to the trailer there is a revealing 10-minute conversation with Dante Spinotti in which he explains how he created the very distinctive look of Manhunter. Also included is a more general 17-minute retrospective "making-of" documentary. This is good but too short, the extras failing to live up to the wealth of material on the Lambs and Hannibal DVDs. The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 image is generally very good, being just a little soft in one or two early scenes. The sound is listed as Dolby Digital 5.1, but appears to replicate the main stereo signal in the rear channels. Audio is none the less powerful and clear, though lacks the sheer edge and atmospherics of some more recent thrillers. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Miami Vice - Series 1Miami Vice - Series 1 | DVD | (24/07/2006) from £12.98   |  Saving you £37.01 (74.00%)   |  RRP £49.99

    The cops. The cars. The clothes. The music. From executive producer Michael Mann (Heat Collateral) comes the first season of the explosive groundbreaking detective show that redefined the word ""cool."" Set against the seamy and steamy Miami underworld ride shotgun with suave Vice cops Sonny Crockett (Golden Globe winner Don Johnson) and Rico Tubbs (Phillip Michael Thomas) as they battle a never-ending gallery of criminals drug dealers and lowlifes. Episodes Comprise: 1. Brother's Keeper (Parts 1 & 2) 2. Heart of Darkness 3. Cool Runnin' 4. The Hit List 5. Calderone's Demise 6. One-Eyed Jack 7. No Exit (a.k.a. Three-Eyed Turtle) 8. The Great McCarthy 9. Glades 10. Give a Little Take a Little 11. Little Prince 12. The Milk Run 13. Golden Triangle (Part 1) (a.k.a. Score) 14. Golden Triangle (Part 2) 15. Smuggler's Blues 16. Rites of Passage 17. The Maze 18. Made for Each Other 19. The Home Invaders 20. Nobody Lives Forever 21. Evan 22. Lombard

  • Miami Vice [1985]Miami Vice | DVD | (09/04/2001) from £8.64   |  Saving you £1.35 (13.50%)   |  RRP £9.99

    1: Pilot Sonny Crockett an undercover cop for the Miami Vice Department and Ricardo Tubbs a New York street cop unwillingly team up to apprehend a Columbian cocaine smuggler in this pilot episode. 2: The Golden Triangle Crockett and Tubbs' assignment as hotel security turns out to be more than just routine when a drugs-related hit leads to a side of Lt. Castillo they've never seen before. 3: The Golden Triangle Part 2 Lt. Castillo must find a way to catch General Lao Li with enough evidence to send him to prison but without endangering My Ying's life who was brought to Miami by Lao Li as a hostage to protect himself from Castillo.

  • Miami Vice: Series 3 [DVD]Miami Vice: Series 3 | DVD | (10/02/2014) from £70.18   |  Saving you £-20.19 (-40.40%)   |  RRP £49.99

    From director Michael Mann, comes the third season of the explosive, groundbreaking detective show that redefined the word cool. Set against the seamy and steamy Miami underworld, ride shotgun with suave cops Sonny Crockett, and Rico Tubbs as they battle a never ending gallery of criminals, drug dealers and lowlifes. Episodes Comprise: 1. When Irish Eyes Are Crying 2. Stone's War 3. Kill Shot 4. Walk-Alone 5. The Good Collar 6. Shadow in the Dark 7. El Viejo 8. Better Living Through...

  • Used Cars [1980]Used Cars | DVD | (11/03/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Used Cars, the 1980 film by director Robert Zemeckis, gives no indication of things to come in his career (Back to the Future, Contact, Forrest Gump), but it is representative of a certain cynical humour he shared early on with writer-partner Bob Gale. Kurt Russell and Jack Warden star in a sketchy comedy about competing used-car salesmen who resort to outrageous tactics to lure customers away from each other. The jokes, like the characters, are intentionally recycled, self-conscious comic fodder from a baby-boomer's lifetime (such as Gale's or Zemeckis') of immersion in pop culture. That makes Used Cars more pastiche than original (the film's title itself suggests that), but as such it has some good, if vaguely familiar, laughs in it. Russell, particularly, is very funny as a practiced con man. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • Miami Vice - Series 5 - CompleteMiami Vice - Series 5 - Complete | DVD | (26/12/2007) from £31.03   |  Saving you £18.96 (37.90%)   |  RRP £49.99

    Miami Vice the most innovative and powerful TV series of its time returns with the final season Season Five on DVD! Featuring unforgettable songs from musical legends in 5.1 Surround Sound and amazing guest stars these DVD releases are destined to be a must-own for any Miami Vice fan. Join Crockett and Tubbs as they reunite in the world of Miami Vice in the groundbreaking series that defined a decade and became a cultural icon. Episodes Comprise: 1. Hostile Takeover (3) 2. Redemption in Blood (4) 3. Heart of Night 4. Bad Timing 5. Borrasca 6 .Line of Fire 7. Asian Cut 8. Hard Knocks 9. Fruit of the Poison Tree 10. To Have and to Hold (a.k.a. Second Chance) 11. Miami Squeeze 12. Jack of All Trades 13. The Cell Within 14. The Lost Madonna 15. Over the Line 16. Victim of Circumstance 17. Freefall (1 & 2) 18. World of Trouble 19. Miracle Man 20. Leap of Faith 21. Too Much Too Late

  • Miami Vice - Series 1Miami Vice - Series 1 | DVD | (02/10/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The cops. The cars. The clothes. The music. From executive producer Michael Mann (Heat Collateral) comes the first season of the explosive groundbreaking detective show that redefined the word ""cool."" Set against the seamy and steamy Miami underworld ride shotgun with suave Vice cops Sonny Crockett (Golden Globe winner Don Johnson) and Rico Tubbs (Phillip Michael Thomas) as they battle a never-ending gallery of criminals drug dealers and lowlifes. Features episodes 1-8 from Season One.

  • Miami Vice - Vol. 2 [1985]Miami Vice - Vol. 2 | DVD | (01/10/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Crockett and Tubbs tackle Miami's crime scene in three more exciting episodes: Florence Italy Return of Calderon Part 1 and Return of Calderon Part 2.

  • Jack Reed - A Search For Justice [1994]Jack Reed - A Search For Justice | DVD | (25/09/2000) from £22.96   |  Saving you £-13.98 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Police Sergeant Jack Reed investigates the murder of a young night-club waitress. All the clues lead to her boss... but he can pull strings at City Hall.

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