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  • The Breakfast Club [1985]The Breakfast Club | DVD | (12/09/2005) from £6.25   |  Saving you £11.00 (220.44%)   |  RRP £15.99

    They only met once but it changed their lives forever. Without doubt John Hughes' The Breakfast Club is one of the greatest teen movies of all-time if not the best. Without it we might not have witnessed the phenomenal rise of the 'brat pack'; the group of actors synonymous with the teen films of the '80s. They were five teenage students with nothing in common faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their High School library. At 7am they had

  • Die Hard [1989]Die Hard | DVD | (10/01/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This seminal 1988 thriller made Bruce Willis a star and established a new template for action stories: "Terrorists take over a (blank), and a lone hero, unknown to the villains, is trapped with them." In Die Hard, those bad guys, led by the velvet-voiced Alan Rickman, assume control of a Los Angeles high-rise with Willis's visiting New York cop inside. The attraction of the film has as much to do with the sight of a barefoot mortal running around the guts of a modern office tower as it has to do with the plentiful fight sequences and the bond the hero establishes with an LA beat cop. Bonnie Bedelia plays Willis's wife, Hart Bochner is good as a brash hostage who tries negotiating his way to freedom, Alexander Godunov makes for a believable killer with lethal feet, and William Atherton is slimy as a busybody reporter. This film is exceptionally well directed by John McTiernan. --Tom Keogh

  • The Breakfast Club/Weird Science [DVD] [1985]The Breakfast Club/Weird Science | DVD | (31/05/2010) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The Breakfast Club: Without doubt John Hughes' The Breakfast Club is one of the greatest teen movies of all-time if not the best. Without it we might not have witnessed the phenomenal rise of the 'Brat Pack'; the group of actors synonymous with the teen films of the '80s. They were five teenage students with nothing in common faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their High School library. At 7am they had nothing to say but by 4pm they had bared their souls to each other and become good friends. To the outside world they were simply the Jock the Brain the Criminal the Princess and the Kook but to each other they would always be the Breakfast Club. Weird Science: The Frankenstein legend takes an uproarious twist in this outrageous special effects-laden comedy from John Hughes. Nerdy computer whiz Wyatt Donnelly and best friend Gary Wallace (Anthony Michael Hall) endeavour to create the perfect woman (the magnificent Kelly Le Brock). Like a computer generated fairy godmother the duo's out-of-this-world creation guides the pair through the pleasures and pitfalls of adolescence. This far-out sci-fi fable brings everyone's favourite teen fantasies to life through the miracle of Weird Science.

  • I Love Trouble [1994]I Love Trouble | DVD | (05/08/2002) from £9.48   |  Saving you £8.50 (130.97%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The writer-producer-director team of Charles Shyer and Nancy Meyers (Father of the Bride) can't lift this sugary ode to Howard Hawks's His Girl Friday to a believable--let alone enjoyable--plateau. Neither, unfortunately, can its two great and perfectly cast leads, Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts. As competing newspaper reporters after the same story, there should be enough sparks and brilliantly barbed dialogue flying between them to resurrect the screwball comedy genre of classic Hollywood. But the material isn't there, the charisma isn't there, and the direction (by Shyer) certainly isn't there. At more than two hours, I Love Trouble begins to dismantle itself, and the cute factor becomes a pain. --Tom Keogh

  • Van Wilder: Party Liaison [2002]Van Wilder: Party Liaison | DVD | (30/06/2003) from £4.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (220.44%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Van Wilder (Ryan Reynolds) has managed to spend a decade loafing at college by deliberately failing his finals each year. When his dad wakes up and pulls his funding, Van turns to his party-organising skills and big-man-on-campus image to pay his way. Complications arise when an aspiring college-rag journo (Tara Reid--the girlfriend of the wimpy one in American Pie) shows an interest, and Van begins to question his bachelor-boy lifestyle. Though Van Wilder: Party Liaison contains the occasional clever line ("at least Ms Pacman swallows") and a nice self-referential appearance from Tim Matheson--the original college lothario from the archetypal (and still the best) frat-kids movie, Animal House--it's still fundamentally flawed. It's difficult, for one thing, to believe in the appalling central character's great popularity with his peers--the Fonze he ain't. It's also evident that Reynolds has watched one too many Jim Carrey performances, while Reid's role reduces her to being little more than insubstantial eye-candy. The film's makers have been so anxious to get in all the required references (pot-smoking, bodily functions and nudity) that they've forgotten to make it any good. Worse, along the way it takes cheap gratuitous pot shots at the disabled, the ugly, the old and the obese. Though it purports to be a "party-on" parable, then, its predictably corny denouement and the conventional values it ultimately espouses reek of Republican morality. There are probably worse ways to spend an hour-and-a-half, but it would be hard to call them to mind when watching this execrable, formulaic drivel--do yourself a favour and enjoy American Pie again instead. --Paul Eisinger

  • The Hustler [1961]The Hustler | DVD | (19/08/2002) from £5.99   |  Saving you £14.00 (233.72%)   |  RRP £19.99

    ""Newman is outstanding."" -Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Paul Newman is electrifying as Fast Eddie Felson an arrogant amoral hustler who haunts backstreet pool rooms fleecing anyone who'll pick up a cue. Determined to be acclaimed as the best Eddie seeks out the legendary Minnesota Fats who's backed by Bert Gordon a predatory gambler. Eddie can beat the champ but virtually defeats himself with his low self-image. The love of a lonely woman could turn Eddie's life around

  • Waiting/Van Wilder Party Liaison/Just FriendsWaiting/Van Wilder Party Liaison/Just Friends | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Waiting: No one's gonna make it big here. Always remember the cardinal rule of eating out: Never mess with people who handle your food! Ryan Reynolds (The Amityville Horror) Anna Faris (Scary Movie) and Justin Long (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) star in this hilarious comedy about the band of mischievous waiters waitresses and cooks just waiting to show guests how extraordinary the service at ShenaniganZ restaurant can be. Just Friends: Some friends are just friends. Others you get to see naked. When Chris a likable high-school loser finally gathers the courage to reveal his love to Jamie - the girl of his dreams and a super cool cheerleader - she rejects him saying she just wants to be friends. So he moves across the country and transforms himself into a selfish womanizing and successful music executive. But 10 years later circumstances bring him back to his home town and fate reconnects him with the ""just friends"" girl of his dreams. Suddenly Chris has the chance to undo the past but unbelievably he finds it more difficult to romance Jamie than it was 10 years ago. Can one escape the clutches of the ""friend zone?"" Is it possible to go from ""just friend"" to boyfriend? Chris is about to find out the hard way. Van Wilder: Ryan Reynolds gives a charismatic performance as a seventh year senior Van Wilder who wants nothing more than to continue his cushy life at Coolidge College as ""Campus Legend."" With a personal assistant and a panache for throwing parties graduation is the furthest thing from his mind. But when Gwen Pearson (Tara Reid) enters his life could his priorities start changing?

  • Die Hard / Die Hard 2 / Die Hard With A Vengeance [1990]Die Hard / Die Hard 2 / Die Hard With A Vengeance | DVD | (15/09/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Exceptionally well-directed by John McTiernan, Die Hard made Bruce Willis a star back in 1988 and established a new template for action stories. Here the bad guys, led by the velvet-voiced Alan Rickman, assume control of a Los Angeles high-rise with Willis's visiting New York cop inside. The attraction of the film has as much to do with the sight of a barefoot mortal running around the guts of a modern office tower as it has with the plentiful fight sequences and the bond the hero establishes with an LA beat cop. Bonnie Bedelia plays Willis's wife, Hart Bochner is good as a brash hostage who tries negotiating his way to freedom, Alexander Godunov makes for a believable killer with lethal feet and William Atherton is slimy as a busybody reporter. Director Renny Harlin took the reins for the 1990 sequel, Die Harder, which places Willis's New York City cop in harm's way again with a gaggle of terrorists. This time, Willis awaits his wife's arrival at Dulles Airport in Washington, DC when he gets wind of a plot to blow up the facility. Noisy, overbearing and forgettable, the film has none of the purity of its predecessor's simple story; and it makes a huge miscalculation in allowing a terrible tragedy to occur rather than stretch out the tension. Where Die Hard set new precedents in action movies, Die Hard 2 is just an anything-goes spectacle --Tom Keogh The second sequel, Die Hard with a Vengeance brings Detective John McClane to New York City to face a better villain than in Die Hard 2. Jeremy Irons is the brother of Alan Rickman's Germanic terrorist-thief from the original film. But this bad guy has his sights set higher: on the Federal Reserve's cache of gold. As a distraction, he sets McClane running fool's errands all over New York--and eventually, McClane attracts an unintentional partner, a Harlem dry cleaner (Samuel L Jackson) with a chip on his shoulder. Some great action sequences can't obscure the rather large plot holes in the film's final 45 minutes. --Marshall Fine

  • The Breakfast Club [1985]The Breakfast Club | DVD | (22/09/2008) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    They only met once but it changed their lives forever. Without doubt John Hughes' The Breakfast Club is one of the greatest teen movies of all-time if not the best. Without it we might not have witnessed the phenomenal rise of the 'brat pack'; the group of actors synonymous with the teen films of the '80s. They were five teenage students with nothing in common faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their High School library. At 7am they had nothing to say but by 4pm they had bared their souls to each other and become good friends. To the outside world they were simply the Jock the Brain the Criminal the Princess and the Kook but to each other they would always be the Breakfast Club. The film's title comes from the nickname invented by students and staff for detention at the school attended by the son of one of John Hughes' friends. Thus those who were sent to detention were designated members of The Breakfast Club.

  • John Hughes CollectionJohn Hughes Collection | DVD | (12/09/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Featuring 3 of the best movies from the master of the 80s teen movie John Hughes. Fans of the 'Brat Pack' need look no further! The Breakfast Club (1985): They only met once but it changed their lives forever. Without doubt John Hughes' The Breakfast Club is one of the greatest teen movies of all-time if not the best. They were five teenage students with nothing in common faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their High School librar

  • Brat Pack Collection - Breakfast Club / About Last Night / St Elmo's FireBrat Pack Collection - Breakfast Club / About Last Night / St Elmo's Fire | DVD | (27/02/2006) from £16.18   |  Saving you £-0.19 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The Breakfast Club (Dir. John Hughes 1985): Without doubt John Hughes' The Breakfast Club is one of the greatest teen movies of all-time if not the best. Without it we might not have witnessed the phenomenal rise of the 'Brat Pack'; the group of actors synonymous with the teen films of the '80s. They were five teenage students with nothing in common faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their High School library. At 7am they had nothing to say but

  • The Hustler [Blu-ray]The Hustler | Blu Ray | (23/05/2011) from £9.15   |  Saving you £6.84 (74.75%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Paul Newman shines as cocky poolroom hustler "Fast" Eddie Felson in Robert Rossen's atmospheric adaptation of the Walter Tevis novel. Newman's Felson is a swaggering pool shark punk who takes on the king of the poolroom, Minnesota Fats (a cool, assured Jackie Gleason in his most understated performance). After losing big and crashing into a void of self-pity, Eddie meets down-and-out Sarah (Piper Laurie in a delicate performance), an alcoholic blue blood who's dropped into Eddie's world of dingy bars and seedy poolrooms. Eddie regains his confidence and attracts the attention of a shifty, calculating promoter, Bert Gordon (George C. Scott at his most heartless), who offers to bring Eddie into the big money--but at what cost?Rossen brings his film to life with the easy pace of a pool game, giving his actors room to explore their characters and develop into a razor-sharp ensemble. Eugen Sch├╝fftan earned an Academy Award for his shadowing black-and-white cinematography, as did art directors Harry Horner and Gene Callahan for their deceivingly simple set designs. Even in the daylight this film seems to be smothered by night, lit by the dim glow of a bar lamp or the overhead glare of a pool-table light, an appropriate environment for this tale of one man's struggle with his soul and his self-esteem. Newman returned as an older, wiser, cagier Felson 25 years later in Martin Scorsese's Color of Money. --Sean Axmaker

  • Johnny Be Good [1987]Johnny Be Good | DVD | (24/01/2005) from £6.40   |  Saving you £6.59 (50.70%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Every college in the country wants Johnny. 'Cause when he's good he's very very good. And when he's bad he's better. It's an avalanche of wine women and cash kickbacks when two of the biggest college football factories in the country scramble to get Johnny Walker on their rosters. They'd give anything for an arm like Johnny's. And they're willing to offer anybody to see that they get him. Moving from lusty limousine rides to all-night strip joints Johnny (Anthony Michael Hall The

  • Not Another Teen Movie [2001]Not Another Teen Movie | DVD | (08/05/2006) from £7.44   |  Saving you £8.54 (191.91%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In this teen movies parody the local highschool is full of bitchy cheerleaders, dumb ass jocks, the new girl, and the undercover reporter!

  • Star Wars - Ewoks AdventuresStar Wars - Ewoks Adventures | DVD | (09/05/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    When the Towani family crash their Starcruiser onto the planet Endor the children Cindel and Mace are separated from their parents who have been kidnapped by the evil monster Gorax. Now they must rescue their parents but first they endeavour to befriend the shy resourceful Ewoks whose aid will prove integral to their operation! After the successful completion of their mission and the recovery of the Towani parents the group must defend the Ewok community from the invasion o

  • We're Not Married [1952]We're Not Married | DVD | (22/05/2006) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (58.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In separate stories five wedded couples learn that they are not legally married...

  • Ghost Chase [1988]Ghost Chase | DVD | (02/06/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A young horror film-maker inherits some relics from his grandfather the owner of a Hollywood film studio. The relics include a mysterious old clock. When it strikes midnight strange things start to happen. A special effects figure is taken over by the ghost of the grandfather's butler who helps the young film-maker in his struggle with a powerful movie boss to establish the ownership of his grandfather's studio.

  • The Hustler - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray]The Hustler - Limited Edition Steelbook | Blu Ray | (02/06/2014) from £7.97   |  Saving you £18.01 (361.65%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Racking up nine Academy Award Nominations including Best Picture this powerful and provocative cinematic masterpiece explodes on screen - as never before - on Blu-ray! Paul Newman electrifies in his brilliant portrayal of Fast Eddie Felson an arrogant hustler whose unbridled ambition drives him to challenge legendary pool player Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason) - but the stakes are higher than either of them could have imagined.

  • Abominable [DVD]Abominable | DVD | (15/09/2014) from £6.73   |  Saving you £3.26 (48.44%)   |  RRP £9.99

  • Eddie Murphy - Raw / Coming To America / Trading Places [1987]Eddie Murphy - Raw / Coming To America / Trading Places | DVD | (10/10/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Raw (1987): Uncensored. Uncut. Irresistible! 'Raw' the record-setting No 1 stand up concert film of all time is Eddie Murphy doing what he does best: making people laugh! Filmed live at New York's Felt Forum Murphy delights shocks and entertains with dead-on celebrity impersonations observations on '80s love sex and marriage a remembrance of Mum's hamburgers and much more. Take a front-row centre seat for the hottest show in town and the hottest comedian in recent ent

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