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  • Some Like It Hot - Special Edition [1959]Some Like It Hot - Special Edition | DVD | (26/11/2001) from £16.18   |  Saving you £3.81 (23.55%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Maybe "nobody's perfect", as one character in this masterpiece suggests. But some movies are perfect, and Some Like It Hot is one of them. In Chicago, during the Prohibition era, two skirt-chasing musicians, Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon), inadvertently witness the St Valentine's Day Massacre. In order to escape the wrath of gangland chief Spats Colombo (George Raft), the boys, in drag, join an all-woman band headed for Florida. They vie for the attention of the lead singer, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), a much-disappointed songbird who warbles "I'm Through with Love" but remains vulnerable to yet another unreliable saxophone player. (When Curtis courts her without his dress, he adopts the voice of Cary Grant--a spot-on impersonation.) The script by director Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is beautifully measured; everything works, like a flawless clock. Aspiring screenwriters would be well advised to throw away the how-to books and simply study this film. The bulk of the slapstick is handled by an unhinged Lemmon and the razor-sharp Joe E. Brown, who plays a horny retiree smitten by Jerry's feminine charms. For all the gags, the film is also wonderfully romantic, as Wilder indulges in just the right amounts of moonlight and the lilting melody of "Park Avenue Fantasy". Some Like It Hot is so delightfully fizzy, it's hard to believe the shooting of the film was a headache, with an unhappy Monroe on her worst behaviour. The results, however, are sublime. --Robert Horton

  • Yentl [1983]Yentl | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.66   |  Saving you £9.33 (140.09%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Nothing's Impossible. The story of an advanced Jewish girl named Yentl who used to study the Torah (the Jewish bible) when no woman could do it. After losing her father she decides to go to a Yeshiva the Jewish school for priests. The big problem is that only boys are allowed to study there. Therefore Yentl decides to undercover herself as as a boy. Everything is fine until she falls in love with a study friend. Babra's magnum opus was nominated for a plethora of Academy

  • Twins [1989]Twins | DVD | (04/08/2008) from £5.49   |  Saving you £4.50 (81.97%)   |  RRP £9.99

    DeVito and Schwarzenegger as fraternal twin brothers? Hey, why not? This delightful 1988 comedy by Ivan Reitman--about genetically designed twin siblings who discover each other at the age of 35--works out just fine, thanks largely to great chemistry between the two stars. Despite a certain amount of rough action and tension, Twins really gets a lift from the palpable innocence Reitman develops, and the female costars (Chloe Webb and Kelly Preston) bring some interesting texture of their own. This is a film that walked the tightrope of a high concept and completely succeeded. To see how easy it is to stumble in a similar situation, check out DeVito and Schwarzenegger in Reitman's Junior. --Tom Keogh

  • The Harder They Fall [1956]The Harder They Fall | DVD | (27/01/2003) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (141.45%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A movie that proved a fine swansong for Humphrey Bogart, The Harder They Fall is a gripping drama set against a background of fixed boxing matches. Not so much about the fights as the exploitation of the sport, the film is based on a novel by Budd Schulberg, whose Oscar-winning screenplay for On the Waterfront (1954) helped turn Rod Steiger into a star. Here Steiger delivers an equally bravura performance as the chillingly corrupt manager, Nick Benko, a man who will do anything to turn a buck. Bogart meanwhile is outstanding as unemployed sports writer Eddie Willis, hired against his better judgement to promote a no-hope Argentinean boxer, Toro Moreno (Mike Lane). Powerfully written, if built around the unlikely premise of building a 10th-rate fighter into a world-class contender, the drama is essentially a battle for Willis's soul as he is torn between money and conscience. Though the scenes with Bogart and Steiger facing off are the strongest and a veritable masterclass of hardboiled characterisation, Mark Robson, who also helmed the Kirk Douglas boxing classic Champion (1949), directs with a convincingly dirty realism, the final punishing and bloody match a clear influence on Scorsese's Raging Bull (1980). On the DVD: The Harder They Fall's anamorphic 1.77:1 transfer is excellent with only one brief scene showing any significant print damage. Burnett Guffey's noir-ish black-and-white cinematography looks sharp and fresh as the day it was shot, with only minimal grain. The mono sound is strong and clear, without a hint of distortion or compression. The only extra is a scored gallery of posters and lobby cards from other Bogart films available on Columbia. There are dubbed versions in French, German, Spanish and Italian, and a plethora of subtitle options. --Gary S Dalkin

  • The Comancheros [DVD] [1961]The Comancheros | DVD | (05/11/2012) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    John Wayne is a Texas Ranger in this rollicking, good humored western, assigned to bring an arms-running gang to justice. After Wayne arrests one of the criminals, matters are complicated when they wander into an area controlled by the Comancheros- a group of Anglos aiding the warring Comanche Indians. Director Curtiz' last film is based on the novel by Paul I. Wellman.

  • Some Like It Hot [1959]Some Like It Hot | DVD | (09/10/2000) from £5.89   |  Saving you £10.10 (63.20%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Maybe "nobody's perfect", as one character in this masterpiece suggests. But some movies are perfect, and Some Like It Hot is one of them. In Chicago, during the Prohibition era, two skirt-chasing musicians, Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon), inadvertently witness the St Valentine's Day Massacre. In order to escape the wrath of gangland chief Spats Colombo (George Raft), the boys, in drag, join an all-woman band headed for Florida. They vie for the attention of the lead singer, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), a much-disappointed songbird who warbles "I'm Through with Love" but remains vulnerable to yet another unreliable saxophone player. (When Curtis courts her without his dress, he adopts the voice of Cary Grant--a spot-on impersonation.) The script by director Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is beautifully measured; everything works, like a flawless clock. Aspiring screenwriters would be well advised to throw away the how-to books and simply study this film. The bulk of the slapstick is handled by an unhinged Lemmon and the razor-sharp Joe E. Brown, who plays a horny retiree smitten by Jerry's feminine charms. For all the gags, the film is also wonderfully romantic, as Wilder indulges in just the right amounts of moonlight and the lilting melody of "Park Avenue Fantasy". Some Like It Hot is so delightfully fizzy, it's hard to believe the shooting of the film was a headache, with an unhappy Monroe on her worst behaviour. The results, however, are sublime. --Robert Horton

  • Comancheros, The / The Undefeated [1961]Comancheros, The / The Undefeated | DVD | (02/06/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    This is a John Wayne Western double-bill featuring The Comancheros (1961) and The Undefeated (1969). Nobody made a fuss about The Comancheros when it came out, yet it has proved to be among the most enduringly entertaining of John Wayne's later Westerns. The Duke, just beginning to crease and thicken toward Rooster Cogburn proportions, plays a veteran Texas Ranger named Jake Cutter who joins forces with a New Orleans dandy (Stuart Whitman) to subdue rampaging Indians and the evil white men behind their uprising. The Comancheros was the last credit for Michael Curtiz (Casablanca), who, ravaged by cancer, ceded much of the direction to Wayne (uncredited) and action specialist Cliff Lyons. With support from Wayne stalwarts James Edward Grant (co-screenplay) and William Clothier (camera), the first of many rousing Elmer Bernstein scores for a Wayne picture and a big, flavourful cast including Lee Marvin (the once and future Liberty Valance), Nehemiah Persoff, Bruce Cabot, and Guinn "Big Boy" Williams (in his last movie), they made a broad, cheerfully bloodthirsty adventure movie for red-meat-eating audiences of all ages. In The Undefeated Wayne and Rock Hudson each play a Civil War commander who, after the ceasefire, lead a community of folks into Mexico to make a fresh start. Hudson is a Southern gentleman; Wayne commanded the Yankee cavalry at Shiloh, where Hudson's brother died. Nevertheless, Rock, with his extended family, and Duke, with his troop of cowboys and 3,000 horses to sell to Emperor Maximilian, soon join forces to outgun banditos and beam paternally over the budding romance between their respective daughter and son. Lingering North-South animosities are celebrated in an obligatory communal fistfight, and the showdown with both Maximilian's lancers and the rebel Juaristas is disconcertingly perfunctory. --Richard T Jameson

  • Men In War [DVD]Men In War | DVD | (18/11/2013) from £7.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (62.58%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Set in the Korean war in 1950 and based on a 1949 World War II novel of the Normandy campaign 'Day without End' by Van Praag. On September 6 1950 at the beginning of the Korean War Lt. Benson and his platoon are stranded on a hillside unable to contact division headquarters on their radio and unable to advance because their truck is beyond repair. Lieutenant Benson (Robert Ryan) is leading his platoon in enemy held territory after a retreat. They are joined by Sgt Montana (Aldo Ray) who's only concern is looking after his catatonic colonel (Robert Keith). Benson and Montana loath each other but must work together to get the men to hill 465 where they hope a division is waiting - but the harrowing march is filled with danger. Directed by Anthony Mann (El Cid and Fall of the Roman Empire).

  • An American Tail: 1-4 [DVD] [2007]An American Tail: 1-4 | DVD | (23/03/2015) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-7.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    From legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the wondrous and delightful adventures of Fievel - a little mouse with a big heart. Follow his tail in this complete four movie boxset that your family will want to watch again and again. Special Features: Disc 1 Somewhere Out There - Sing-Along-Song How Do I Find Things Disc 2: Way Out West - Singalong How Do I Find Things Disc 3 You Can Go Anywhere In Your Dreams Singalong. How Do I Find Things. Disc 4: How Do I Find Things 'Creature of the Night' SINGALONG.

  • An American Tail/An American Tail 2 - Fievel Goes WestAn American Tail/An American Tail 2 - Fievel Goes West | DVD | (26/12/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    An American Tail: Fievel is a young Russian mouse and he and his parents are on their way to America. Why? Well they believe that America is the land of no cats. On the journey to America though Fieval loses his parents and arrives in the New World all alone. To add further misery in Fieval America is not all what it is cracked up to be...there are cats there to! Fieval never gives up hope though and with his new found friends he begins a search for his parents all the time dodging the cats he thought he'd be long rid of. An American Tail 2: Look out pardners there's a new mouse in town! Some time after the Mousekewitz's have settled in America they find that they are still having problems with the threat of cats. That makes them eager to try another home out in the west where they are promised that mice and cats live in peace. Unfortunately the one making this claim is an oily con artist named Cat R. Waul who is intent on his own sinister plan. Unaware of this the Mousekewitz's begin their journey west while their true cat friend Tiger follows intent on following his girlfriend gone in the same direction.

  • On The Waterfront [1954]On The Waterfront | DVD | (16/04/2007) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    ""You don't understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody instead of a bum which is what I am let's face it."" - Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) Marlon Brando is the longshoreman who finds himself increasingly isolated when he challenges the might and power of the tough New York City dockers' Union. Rod Steiger is his elder brother torn between loyalty to union and love of family. Lee J. Cobb is the powerful union boss while Eva Marie Saint

  • Psychic Killer [1979]Psychic Killer | DVD | (21/08/2000) from £7.17   |  Saving you £1.81 (43.30%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Wrongly accused of murdering the doctor who refused to treat his ailing mother young Arnold (Jim Hutton) is placed in a mental institution under the care and supervision of Dr Laura Scott. While there he is taught the secrets of out of body travel by a fellow inmate. Freed when the real killer is found Arnold swears revenge on those who committed him. Using his new-found psychic powers Arnold eliminates those he hates in a brutal and bloody reign of terror which leaves Detectives Mogan (Paul Burke) and Anderson (Aldo Ray) faced with a killer they can't even see.

  • The Comancheros [1961]The Comancheros | DVD | (18/04/2005) from £6.25   |  Saving you £8.00 (160.32%)   |  RRP £12.99

    John Wayne is a Texas Ranger in this rollicking good humored western assigned to bring an arms-running gang to justice. After Wayne arrests one of the criminals matters are complicated when they wander into an area controlled by the Comancheros- a group of Anglos aiding the warring Comanche Indians. Director Curtiz' last film is based on the novel by Paul I. Wellman.

  • 3 Film Box Set: American Tail 1-3 (Lenticular) [DVD]3 Film Box Set: American Tail 1-3 (Lenticular) | DVD | (17/10/2011) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-5.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Titles Comprise:An American Tail In Don Bluth's animated fable An American Tail, when a mouse family leaves Russia and emigrates to America, they believe the New World is a land without cats. The film, a heartfelt homage to the countless real stories of immigrants who came to the United States at the turn of the 20th century, follows the humorous and dramatic adventures of Fievel (Phillip Glasser), the family's innocent son who ends up arriving alone in New York only to have to stay clear of the cats he thought he'd never see again.An American Tail 2: Fieval Goes WestLook out pardners, there's a new mouse in town!Some time after the Mousekewitz's have settled in America, they find that they are still having problems with the threat of cats. That makes them eager to try another home out in the west, where they are promised that mice and cats live in peace. Unfortunately, the one making this claim is an oily con artist named Cat R. Waul who is intent on his own sinister plan. Unaware of this, the Mousekewitz's begin their journey west, while their true cat friend, Tiger, follows intent on following his girlfriend gone in the same direction.An American Tail 3: The Treasure Of Manhattan Island:Fievel the Mouse returns in the third installment in the An American Tail series. Fievel (voice of Thomas Dekker) and his friend Tony Toponi find a map that they believe points to a treasure buried somewhere beneath Old New York, and the plucky rodent is determined to find it. However, what he discovers under the city is a tribe of Native American mice who were driven underground by prejudiced European immigrants. Fievel makes new friends with the outcasts, and he comes to realize that they have the same right to live freely in America as anyone else.

  • Psychic KillerPsychic Killer | DVD | (01/11/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Wrongly accused of murdering the doctor who refused to treat his ailing mother young Arnold (Jim Hutton) is placed in a mental institution under the care and supervision of Dr Laura Scott. While there he is taught the secrets of ""out of body travel"" by a fellow inmate. Freed when the real killer is found Arnold swears revenge on those who committed him. Using his new-found psychic powers Arnold eliminates those he hates in a brutal and bloody reign of terror which leaves Detectives Mogan (Paul Burke) and Anderson (Aldo Ray) faced with a killer they can't even see...

  • An American Tail 3/An American Tail 4 - The Mystery Of The Night MonsterAn American Tail 3/An American Tail 4 - The Mystery Of The Night Monster | DVD | (26/03/2007) from £14.83   |  Saving you £-1.84 (-14.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The Treasure Of Manhattan Island (1998): Fievel the Mouse returns in the third installment in the An American Tail series. Fievel (voice of Thomas Dekker) and his friend Tony Toponi find a map that they believe points to a treasure buried somewhere beneath Old New York and the plucky rodent is determined to find it. However what he discovers under the city is a tribe of Native American mice who were driven underground by prejudiced European immigrants. Fievel makes new friends with the outcasts and he comes to realize that they have the same right to live freely in America as anyone else. The Mystery Of The Night Monster (1999): Fievel Tony Tanya Tiger and their new friend hot-shot reporter Nelly Brie are on the trail of an alleged mouse-nabbing monster rumors of which have made Manhattan's rodent population tremble.

  • Daniel And The Lion's Den [DVD]Daniel And The Lion's Den | DVD | (06/04/2009) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The timeless tales of the Old Testament come alive in this animated DVD of the classic bible story especially adapted for children! Some people don't like it when you always do what is good and right. I guess it's because it makes them look bad. That's what happened with Daniel.

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