"Actor: Michel Simon"

  • Our Girl: The Complete Collection [DVD]Our Girl: The Complete Collection | DVD | (13/11/2017) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    In this complete collectable collection, this box set contains all three series starring Lacey Turner in Series One and Michelle Keegan in Series Two along with her brand new tour of duty in Nepal. Includes behind the scenes features, outtakes and a deleted scene.

  • The Train [1964]The Train | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Inspired by a true incident during World War II in 'The Train' Burt Lancaster plays a French Resistance fighter doggedly attempting to stop a train used by the Nazis (led by Paul Scofield as Colonel Von Waldheim) to steal precious French art treasures in the summer of 1944. Featuring spectacular action sequences expertly directed by John Frankenheimer 'The Train' is a truly thrilling war film. The Oscar-nominated screenplay by Franklin Coen and Frank Davis superbly recreates the te

  • Rita, Sue And Bob Too [1987]Rita, Sue And Bob Too | DVD | (22/09/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    British films about sex are fairly rare, and mostly embarrassing: from the painfully anxious (Brief Encounter) to the hopelessly naff (the Carry On films). What a treat then is Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Alan Clarke's filming of a stage play by young Andrea Dunbar. It's an unsentimental, gleefully lewd comedy about shagging. Tagged for its cinema release in 1987 as "Thatcher's Britain with its knickers down", it even provoked a minor moral hullabaloo in the newspapers. Rita (Siobhan Finneran) and Sue (Michelle Holmes) are two giggly Bradford lasses stuck on a ramshackle housing estate. They keep themselves in fags by occasional baby-sitting for nouveau riche couple Bob (George Costigan) and Michelle (Lesley Sharp). Bob fancies himself rotten, but Michelle has ruled that sex is off the menu. So one night, driving Rita and Sue home, Bob detours to the Yorkshire moors and offers the girls a little something extra in his front seat. Rita and Sue decide to grab it while they can. Alan Clarke's cult following is founded on his bleak, brilliant films about violent young men (Scum, The Firm, Made in Britain). But Rita, Sue is a tribute to Clarkey's ribald sense of humour. It even sports a cameo from novelty pop-act Black Lace, performing their non-hit "Gang-Bang". Teenage debutantes Holmes and Finneran are terrific--just watch them dancing lustily around Bob's red leather sofa to Bananarama. In support, Clarke wisely cast skilled northern comedians like Patti Nicholls and Willie Ross, as Sue's foul-mouthed mum and dad. Amid the laughs, Clarke as usual doesn't stint from showing us the harsh, unlovely side of life. He shot the film on location at Bradford's Buttershaw estate, where Andrea Dunbar grew up and where, tragically, she died of a brain haemorrhage only a few years after the film's release. --Richard Kelly

  • Our Girl: The Nepal Tour [DVD]Our Girl: The Nepal Tour | DVD | (13/11/2017) from £8.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    In the first of three new tours of duty, Our Girl Georgie Lane, the Stockport-born army medic with Two Section, has been flown out to Nepal to provide humanitarian support following a massive earthquake. Under the watchful eye of Captain James, Georgie is helping coordinate medical facilities while mentoring Maisie, a reckless young recruit, and liaising with Milan, a local engineer. The aftershocks of the earthquake are nothing compared to the tremors she feels when she runs into Elvis or the unexpected feelings she soon develops for Milan. But alongside their immediate duties, Georgie and Two Section swiftly find themselves on a different and more challenging mission as they stumble across a case of child-trafficking. This soon leads them into conflict with a dangerous criminal gang and a crime boss who rules in a world where no one can be trusted and any move can be deadly. Special features Include Outtakes and a Deleted Scene.

  • Wallis And EdwardWallis And Edward | DVD | (09/01/2006) from £8.08   |  Saving you £8.91 (110.27%)   |  RRP £16.99

    When Wallis Simpson meets Edward Prince of Wales he is charmed by her flirtatious and straight-talking manner and begs her to divorce her husband Ernest. George V dies and Edward becomes King but he has no desire to give up Wallis for a life of Royal duty. As a constitutional crisis grips the nation Edward and the British Government lock horns. The Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin insists that Wallis cannot become Queen. Despite Wallis's pleas for him to remain King Edward feel

  • M:I-3 [Blu-ray]M:I-3 | Blu Ray | (17/10/2011) from £6.99   |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Tom Cruise returns as Special Agent Ethan Hunt, who faces the mission of his life.

  • Blood On Satan's Claw [1970]Blood On Satan's Claw | DVD | (26/01/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The discovery of furry remains believed to be the Devil sparks a barrage of evil un-doings in a small town. Soon after their discovery the Devil's remains disappear hampering the investigation by the local Judge (Patrick Wymark). But the evil forces that take over are frightening proof that the Devil may indeed be among the villagers...

  • L'Atalante and the films of Jean Vigo - 2 disc set [DVD]L'Atalante and the films of Jean Vigo - 2 disc set | DVD | (14/05/2012) from £11.49   |  Saving you £8.50 (73.98%)   |  RRP £19.99

    L'Atalante (1934):This intoxicatingly inventive masterpiece is one of the world's great films. A simple and engaging plot is transformed into a kaleidoscope of dazzling digressions and offbeat characterizations complete with tour-de-force scenes that still seem fresh and startling. propos de Nice (1930):What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.Taris (1931):An Inventive short portrait of a swimming champion Zero de Conduite (1933):A radical, delightful tale of boarding-school rebellion that has influenced countless film-makers.

  • Boudu Saved From Drowning [1932]Boudu Saved From Drowning | DVD | (27/01/2003) from £11.98   |  Saving you £8.01 (40.10%)   |  RRP £19.99

    In an oeuvre permeated with ambivalence toward bourgeois life director Jean Renoir speculates on the result of the abandonment of those values in Boudu Saved From Drowning. Producer Michel Simon stars as Boudu a vagabond who attempts suicide by throwing himself into the Seine grieving over the loss of his dog. But Eduaord Lestingois (Charles Granval) a humane bookseller rescues him and takes him into his home hoping to reform the shaggy bum. Shortly thereafter anarchy

  • Jackie Chan's Who Am I? [1999]Jackie Chan's Who Am I? | DVD | (10/01/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Shot in English and budgeted higher than any of his previous Asian features, Jackie Chan's last film under his Hong Kong contract is an action-packed, globe-trotting adventure shot with the American audience in mind. The spies and secret agent-laden plot is packed with car chases, explosions, gunfire aplenty and of course Jackie's own brand of gymnastic martial arts. But the flood of his older films between his hits Rumble in the Bronx and Rush Hour had sated American viewers and Who Am I? wound up being sold directly to cable. It's our loss, for this mix of goofy slapstick and jaw-dropping action is his most impressive film since Drunken Master II. Playing a special forces agent (named, naturally, Jackie) struck with amnesia and adopted by an African bush tribe following a failed assassination attempt, he embarks on a quest to discover his true identity while armies of killers pour after him. After an explosive opening, the story gets momentarily bogged down in the kind of mugging humour that leaves most American audiences scratching their heads, but once Jackie kicks into gear the film is a high-speed action flurry that culminates in a furious battle atop a Rotterdam skyscraper. Jackie is at his most charmingly naive (he berates the villains, pleading "Why do you want to destroy when you can make things better?") and athletically impressive: the marvellous stunts--including a flight down the side of the skyscraper--and fight choreography make Rush Hour look like a Sunday drive. --Sean Axmaker

  • Quai Des Brumes (StudioCanal Collection) [DVD]Quai Des Brumes (StudioCanal Collection) | DVD | (10/09/2012) from £15.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city.

  • Blanche [Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD]Blanche | Blu Ray | (08/09/2014) from £13.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (42.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    One of the greatest of all medieval films not least for its utterly distinctive realisation of a recognisable yet alien world Walerian Borowczyk’s third feature was widely hailed as a masterpiece from the moment it first appeared and is still regarded as one of his greatest films. Based on Juliusz S?owacki’s 19th-century play Mazepa but relocated to 13th-century France Blanche tells the story of the beautiful young wife (Ligia Branice) of a nobleman many decades older (French acting legend Michel Simon). As innocent as her name suggests Blanche becomes the unwilling centre of attention in a power struggle between her husband the visiting King and his page the latter a notorious womaniser. Its unique visual style resembles a medieval fresco and its period-instruments soundtrack adapting the ancient ‘Carmina Burana’ song book was years ahead of its time. Blanche is presented in a brand new high-definition restoration from original 35mm elements. Bonus Features: New high definition digital transfers of the feature and the shorts Uncompressed Mono 2.0 PCM Audio Optional English subtitles where necessary Introduction by Schalcken the Painter director Leslie Megahey Ballad of Imprisonment a documentary about the film featuring producer Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin assistant director André Heinrich camera operator Noël Véry and assistant Patrice Leconte Obscure Pleasures: A Portrait of Walerian Borowczyk a newly edited archival interview in which Borowczyk discusses painting cinema and sex Gunpoint a documentary short by Peter Graham produced and edited by Borowczyk Reversible sleeve featuring original poster designs Collector’s booklet

  • Diary Of The Dead [2007]Diary Of The Dead | DVD | (30/06/2008) from £4.49   |  Saving you £13.50 (75.00%)   |  RRP £17.99

    From the legendary director of Dawn Of The Dead, George A. Romero comes a new take on his terrifying world of the undead.

  • Quai Des Brumes (DVD) (Digitally Restored)Quai Des Brumes (DVD) (Digitally Restored) | DVD | (04/06/2012) from £11.49   |  Saving you £4.50 (28.10%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Based on the novel by Pierre Mac Orlan, the inimitable team of director Marcel Carne and writer Jacques Prevert deliver a quintessential example of poetic realism, one of the classics of the golden age of French cinema.Down a foggy, desolate road to the port city of Le Havre travels Jean (Jean Gabin), an army deserter looking for another chance to make good on life. Fate, however, has a different plan for him, when acts of both revenge and kindness turn him into front-page news.Also starring the blue-eyed phenomenon Michele Morgan in her first major role, and the menacing Michel Simon, Port Of Shadows (Le Quai des brumes) starkly portrays an underworld of lonely souls wrestling with their own destinies.

  • LA POISON [POISON] (Masters of Cinema) (Blu-ray)LA POISON | Blu Ray | (25/02/2013) from £18.88   |  Saving you £1.11 (5.88%)   |  RRP £19.99

    One of the great late period films by Sacha Guitry - the total auteur who delighted (and scandalised) the French public and inspired the French New Wave as a model for authorship as director-writer-star of screen and stage alike. In every one of his pictures (and almost every one served as a rueful examination of the war between the sexes), Guitry sculpted by way of a rapier wit - one might say by way of the Guitry touch - some of the most sophisticated black comedies ever conceived... and La Poison [Poison] is one of his blackest. Michel Simon plays Paul Braconnier, a man with designs on murdering his wife Blandine (Germaine Reuver) - a woman with similar designs on her husband. When Braconnier visits Paris to consult with a lawyer about the perfect way of killing a spouse - that is, the way in which he can get away with it - an acid comedy unfolds that reaches its peak in a courtroom scene for the ages. From the moment of Guitry's trademark introduction of his principals in the opening credits, and on through the brilliant performance by national treasure Michel Simon (of Renoir's Boudu sauve des eaux and Vigo's L'Atalante, to mention only two high-water marks), here is fitting indication of why Guitry is considered by many the Gallic equal of Ernst Lubitsch. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to introduce Sacha Guitry into the catalogue with La Poison for the first time on video in the UK in a dazzling new Gaumont restoration. Special Features: New HD restoration of the film, presented in 1080p on the Blu-ray Newly translated optional subtitles Substantial booklet containing writing on the film, vintage excerpts, and rare archival imagery

  • Loves Kitchen [DVD]Loves Kitchen | DVD | (11/07/2011) from £2.99   |  Saving you £13.00 (434.78%)   |  RRP £15.99

    British romantic comedy starring Dougray Scott and Claire Forlani. Rob Haley (Scott) is an up-and-coming London chef and restaurateur who is devastated when he loses his wife in a tragic accident. His friend TV chef Gordon Ramsay (appearing as himself) persuades him to reinvent his life by taking on a dilapidated country pub and transforming it into a gourmet restaurant. There he is visited by beautiful American food critic Kate Templeton (Claire Forlani) - but are either of them ready to find an appetite for love?

  • Diary Of The Dead (2 Disc) [2007]Diary Of The Dead (2 Disc) | DVD | (30/06/2008) from £9.93   |  Saving you £13.06 (56.80%)   |  RRP £22.99

    From the legendary director of Dawn Of The Dead, George A. Romero comes a new take on his terrifying world of the undead.

  • M:I-3 [DVD]M:I-3 | DVD | (17/10/2011) from £4.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (61.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Tom Cruise returns as Special Agent Ethan Hunt, who faces the mission of his life.

  • Merci pour le Chocolat [2001]Merci pour le Chocolat | DVD | (19/11/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Claude Chabrol's nervy and nasty little 2001 thriller Merci Pour le Chocolat is based on Charlotte Armstrong's novel The Chocolate Cobweb. In Chabrol's hands it becomes a vehicle of considerable power for the unsettling, disturbed qualities of actress Isabelle Huppert, who has been one of his most important muses over the years (their other collaborations include La Cérémonie and Rien ne va Plus). Huppert plays Mika, the owner of a Swiss chocolate factory, now married to a world-class concert pianist (Jacques Dutronc) and with a stepson who is obsessive about making the family's drinking chocolate every day. As the clues unravel, it soon becomes clear that Mika is damaged goods. When Dutronc acquires a piano student (Anna Mougalis) in curious circumstances, Mika is forced to escalate her secret agenda. Huppert is fascinating throughout and the film is sinewy and, for the most part, rather clever, evoking shades of Hitchcock and Clouzot. Liszt's Les Funérailles is the ominous leitmotif, worked on by Dutronc and his protégé, and the Lausanne setting creates an other-worldliness which seems almost sterile. Only at the end does the picture dwindle into an almost Strindbergian inertia as Mika's motivation seems to evaporate in a rather unsatisfactory way. Until then it is spellbinding. --Piers Ford

  • LA POISON [POISON] (Masters of Cinema) (DVD)LA POISON | DVD | (25/02/2013) from £12.98   |  Saving you £8.00 (80.08%)   |  RRP £17.99

    One of the great late period films by Sacha Guitry - the total auteur who delighted (and scandalised) the French public and inspired the French New Wave as a model for authorship as director-writer-star of screen and stage alike. In every one of his pictures (and almost every one served as a rueful examination of the war between the sexes), Guitry sculpted by way of a rapier wit - one might say by way of the Guitry touch - some of the most sophisticated black comedies ever conceived... and La Poison [Poison] is one of his blackest. Michel Simon plays Paul Braconnier, a man with designs on murdering his wife Blandine (Germaine Reuver) - a woman with similar designs on her husband. When Braconnier visits Paris to consult with a lawyer about the perfect way of killing a spouse - that is, the way in which he can get away with it - an acid comedy unfolds that reaches its peak in a courtroom scene for the ages. From the moment of Guitry's trademark introduction of his principals in the opening credits, and on through the brilliant performance by national treasure Michel Simon (of Renoir's Boudu sauve des eaux and Vigo's L'Atalante, to mention only two high-water marks), here is fitting indication of why Guitry is considered by many the Gallic equal of Ernst Lubitsch. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to introduce Sacha Guitry into the catalogue with La Poison for the first time on video in the UK in a dazzling new Gaumont restoration. Special Features: Newly translated optional subtitles Substantial booklet containing writing on the film, vintage excerpts, and rare archival imagery

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