"Actor: Paul McGann"

  • Alien 1-6 Boxset [Blu-ray] [2017]Alien 1-6 Boxset | Blu Ray | (18/09/2017) from £19.75   |  Saving you £-4.08 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.67

    All six films in the 'Alien' franchise. In Ridley Scott's 'Alien' (1979) the crew of the Nostromo starship are on their way back to Earth after completing a mission when they are diverted to a planetoid to investigate a cryptic message. While exploring an abandoned spacecraft on the planet, they come across a store of unhatched eggs. When one of the eggs releases a mysterious creature that leeches on to a crew member's face, the others bring him back on board to recover from the ordeal. Little do they know that they have also brought on board an alien lifeform that will kill anyone or anything that gets in its way. In James Cameron's sequel, 'Aliens' (1986), sole survivor from the Nostromo Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) awakens after 57 years in stasis, and with a team of Space Marines in tow she returns to the planetoid now named LV-426 to investigate the loss of contact with the terraforming colony in residence. In David Fincher's dark 'Alien 3' (1992), Ripley crash lands on an old prison planet used to house convicted murderers - but she's not alone. When Ripley discovers her body is being used to carry an alien queen she faces a difficult decision to save humanity and sacrifice herself. In Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 'Alien Resurrection' (1997), 200 years after Ripley died bearing the alien queen, a group of scientists successfully produce clones of both her and the alien. The United States Military, hoping to use the queen to breed aliens to study, fail to keep the clones locked up and they escape. It is not long before the new Ripley is forced to team up with a gang of smugglers to repel the alien clones that are set on destroying life on Earth. In 'Prometheus' (2012) Scott returns to direct a new cast of Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce. After finding fragments of alien DNA, a team of scientists known as The Company travel into space aboard the state-of-the-art Prometheus spacecraft to investigate the origins of human life on Earth. Their journey takes them into the darkest corners of the universe - but, to their horror, their inquisitive nature ends up posing a threat to the future existence of humankind. The scientists now find themselves tested to their mental and physical limits as they fight a desperate battle to preserve the future of the human race. Finally, in 'Alien: Covenant' (2017), set as a sequel to 'Prometheus' (2012), the crew of the Covenant discover a planet they believe to be paradise, but when they actually start to investigate they find a dark and dangerous world inhabited by a colony of creatures who are less than pleased to see the.

  • Withnail And I [DVD]Withnail And I | DVD | (09/02/2015) from £7.99   |  Saving you £2.00 (25.03%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Set in 1969, the year in which the hippy dreams of so many young Englishmen went sour, 1986's Bruce Robinson's Withnail and I is an enduring British cult. Fellow enthusiasts cry immortal phrases from the endlessly brilliant script to one another like mating calls; "Scrubbers!", "We want the finest wines known to humanity and we want them now!" Withnail is played by the emaciated but defiantly effete Richard E Grant, "I" (i.e., Marwood) by Paul McGann. Out-of-work actors living in desperate penury in a rancid London flat, their lives are a continual struggle to keep warm, alive and in Marwood's case sane, until the pubs open. A sojourn in the country cottage of Withnail's gay Uncle Monty only redoubles their privations--they have to kill a live chicken to eat. The arrival of Monty spells further misery for Marwood as he must fend off his attentions. This borderline homophobic interlude apart, Withnail and I is a delight, enhanced by an aimless but appallingly eventful plot. Popular among students, it strikes a chord with anyone who has undergone a period of debauchery and impoverished squalor prior to finding their way onto life's straight and narrow.--David Stubbs

  • Alien 1-6 Boxset [DVD] [2017]Alien 1-6 Boxset | DVD | (18/09/2017) from £10.79   |  Saving you £4.20 (38.92%)   |  RRP £14.99

    By transplanting the classic haunted house scenario into space, Ridley Scott, together with screenwriters Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett, produced a work of genuinely original cinematic sci-fi with Alien that, despite the passage of years and countless inferior imitations, remains shockingly fresh even after repeated viewing. Scott's legendary obsession with detail ensures that the setting is thoroughly conceived, while the Gothic production design and Jerry Goldsmith's wonderfully unsettling score produce a sense of disquiet from the outset: everything about the spaceship Nostromo--from Tupperware to toolboxes-seems oddly familiar yet disconcertingly ... well, alien.Nothing much to speak of happens for at least the first 30 minutes, and that in a way is the secret of the film's success: the audience has been nervously peering round every corner for so long that by the time the eponymous beast claims its first victim, the release of pent-up anxiety is all the more effective. Although Sigourney Weaver ultimately takes centre-stage, the ensemble cast is uniformly excellent. The remarkably low-tech effects still look good (better in many places than the CGI of the sequels), while the nightmarish quality of H.R. Giger's bio-mechanical creature and set design is enhanced by camerawork that tantalises by what it doesn't reveal.On the DVD: The director, audibly pausing to puff on his cigar at regular intervals, provides an insightful commentary which, in tandem with superior sound and picture, sheds light into some previously unexplored dark recesses of this much-analysed, much-discussed movie (why the crew eat muesli, for example, or where the "rain" in the engine room is coming from). Deleted scenes include the famous "cocoon" sequence, the completion of the creature's insect-like life-cycle for which cinema audiences had to wait until 1986 and James Cameron's Aliens. Isolated audio tracks, a picture gallery of production artwork and a "making of" documentary complete a highly attractive DVD package. --Mark Walker

  • Collision [2009]Collision | DVD | (16/11/2009) from £25.63   |  Saving you £-5.64 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Collision tells the story of a major road accident and a group of people who have never met but who all share one single defining moment that will change their lives. Amid the tangle of twisted metal and emotional turmoil wrought by the tragedy of a crash of this scale are the stories of the victims and the impact of the accident on their families friends and colleagues. As the terrible task of investigating the cause of the carnage begins a series of revelations emerge: from Government cover-ups and smuggling to disturbing secrets and murder. Douglas Henshall (Primeval French Film) and Kate Ashfield (The Children The Diary of Anne Frank) play the senior police officers in charge of the investigations whose complicated personal lives threaten to collide with the grim job they face. Paul McGann (True Dare Kiss Withnail and I) stars as millionaire property dealer Richard Reeves. Dean Lennox Kelly (Shameless The Invisibles) and his brother Craig Kelly (Hotel Babylon Queer as Folk) team up for the first time to play brothers Danny and Jeffrey Rampton whose business dealings are about to be exposed as a result of the crash. Zoe Telford (The Palace Marple: The Sittaford Mystery) is Jeffrey's wife Sandra. Claire Rushbrook (Mutual Friends Whitechapel) plays Karen Donnelly who survives the crash but has a secret which puts her life in jeopardy again. Phil Davis (Bleak House Whitechapel) plays Brian Edwards who escapes the carnage which kills his mother in law. His wife Christine played by Jan Francis (U Be Dead New Tricks) is devastated by the death of her mother and confused by her husband's reaction to the police questions. David Bamber (Rome Daniel Deronda) plays Sidney Norris a piano teacher whose guilty secrets are uncovered in the investigations.

  • Our Mutual Friend [1998]Our Mutual Friend | DVD | (20/08/2001) from £12.98   |  Saving you £15.00 (150.15%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Dickens was the master of Victorian social satire, ruthlessly exposing the cruelty and absurdity that supported the strictly hierarchical class-structure of the day. This superb production of Our Mutual Friend does full justice to his darkest, most complex novel, fleshing out the satirical bones of the plot with performances that eschew caricature in favour of psychological depth. Anna Friel's Bella is wonderfully complex, her innate goodness struggling with her love of money and desire for advancement. Paul McGann, as the lawyer Wrayburn, is also superb, wrestling with the implications of his feelings for Lizzie. And of course, this being Dickens and the BBC, there's a terrific supporting cast, including Timothy Spall as the melancholy articulator of skeletons, Mr Venus. As the fortunes of the characters rise and fall, the river Thames flows eternally on, the symbolic backbone of this remarkable story. At six hours, this version of Our Mutual Friend is a long production, but not a moment too long. A mystery, a love story, a critique of the pursuit of wealth and status, this is perhaps the best adaptation of Dickens ever to be committed to film. --Simon Leake, Amazon.com

  • Fairy Tale - A True Story [DVD]Fairy Tale - A True Story | DVD | (23/03/2015) from £6.29   |  Saving you £3.70 (58.82%)   |  RRP £9.99

    In 1917, Frances Griffiths arrives in Yorkshire to stay with her uncle Arthur Wright (Paul McGann), his wife, Polly, and daughter Elsie. Elsie and Frances assert that they have seen fairies while playing in the garden, and produce photographs of them which are authenticated by an expert. The pictures attract the attention of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Peter O'Toole), who believes them to be genuine, and escapologist Harry Houdini (Harvey Keitel), who is sceptical. Before long, journalist John Ferret (Tim McInnerny) is investigating the girls' photographs, determined to prove that they are fakes.

  • Doctor Who: Revisitation Box Set - Volume 1 [DVD]Doctor Who: Revisitation Box Set - Volume 1 | DVD | (04/10/2010) from £16.99   |  Saving you £25.00 (166.78%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Doctor Who: Revisitation - Volume 1

  • Luther - Series 1-3 Boxset [DVD]Luther - Series 1-3 Boxset | DVD | (29/07/2013) from £6.99   |  Saving you £23.00 (329.04%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Luther: Series 1- 3 Box Set;Idris Elba stars as John Luther the near-genius detective waging his own war on crime. To say that John Luther is a passionate troubled and driven man is a little like saying that Luther the BBC One smash hit is amongst the best crime drama available in the world right now - in other words a little bit of an understatement (in our humble opinion).;If you haven't yet experienced the tight scripting superb acting and brilliantly executed plotting that Luther embodies don't chide yourself for being late the party because you are in for a treat.;This box set contains all the episodes of the first three series and features Idris Elba Warren Brown Dermot Crowley Sienna Guillory and Paul McGann.

  • Doctor Who - The Movie [Blu-ray]Doctor Who - The Movie | Blu Ray | (19/09/2016) from £9.75   |  Saving you £10.24 (105.03%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Made to re-launch television's most famous time traveller, Doctor Who: The Movie is an expensive feature-length episode which attempts to continue the classic series and work as a stand-alone film. Transporting the remains of the Master, Sylvester McCoy's Seventh Doctor is diverted to San Francisco in 1999. Regenerating in the form of Paul McGann, the Doctor gains a new companion in heart surgeon Dr Grace Holloway (Daphne Ashbrook) and must stop the Master from destroying the world. All of which might have been fine, had not the most eccentrically British of programmes been almost entirely assimilated by the requirements of American network broadcasting. Matthew Jacobs' screenplay is literally nonsense, dependent on arbitrary, unexplained events while introducing numerous elements that contradict established Doctor Who mythology. The Tardis is re-imagined as a bizarre pre-Raphaelite/Gothic folly, while the Doctor, now half-human, becomes romantically involved with his lady companion. From the West Coast setting to metallic CGI morphing, from the look of Eric Roberts as the Master to a motorcycle/truck freeway chase, director Geoffrey Sax borrows freely from James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Doctor Who fans should feel relieved this travesty was not successful enough to lead to lead to a series, though McGann himself does have the potential to make a fine Doctor. This is the slightly more violent US TV edit, rather than the cut version previously released on video. On the DVD: There are two BBC trailers and a Fox promo "introducing the Doctor" to American audiences. The interview section features Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Eric Roberts, Daphne Ashbrook, director Geoffrey Sax and executive producer Philip Segal, twice. The main interviews are on-set promotional sound-bites. However, Segal's second interview was filmed in 2001 and finds him spending 10 minutes explaining why the programme turned out as it did, and coming very close to apologising for it. He also offers a two-minute tour of the new Tardis set. Alongside a gallery of 50 promotional stills is a four-minute compilation of behind-the-scenes "making of" footage. There are alternative versions of two scenes, though the "Puccini!" scene is so short as to be pointless. As usual with Doctor Who DVDs there are optional production subtitles and these offer a wealth of background information. Four songs used in the film are available as separate audio tracks, and John Debney's musical score can be listened to in isolation. Finally there is a commentary track by Geoffrey Sax, which contains some interesting material but does tend to state the obvious a lot. The sound is very strong stereo and the 4:3 picture is excellent with only the slightest grain. --Gary S Dalkin

  • The Monocled MutineerThe Monocled Mutineer | DVD | (27/08/2007) from £6.49   |  Saving you £13.50 (208.01%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A soldier in the First World War Percy Toplis was a rake rogue and master of disguise who became the most wanted man in Britain. This is a BAFTA-winning story of high romance hilarious impudence and savage retribution. Adapted by Alan Bleasdale from the book by William Allison and John Fairley.

  • Withnail And I [Blu-ray] [1988]Withnail And I | Blu Ray | (31/08/2009) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Withnail And I portrays the last throes of an eccentric friendship during the final days of the sixties. Withnail and I are two young would-be actors who wake up one morning to find only ninety days left in the decade. Bound together by poverty and dreams of stardom they share a flat of indescribable squalor and live on a diet of booze pills and weed. The two friends decide to spend a soul-cleansing weekend in the country in a primitive cottage borrowed from Withnail's eccentric Uncle Monty. From the very start things go wrong and their dreams of an idyllic retreat rapidly degenerate into an hilarious nightmare.

  • Our Mutual Friend (Repackaged) [DVD]Our Mutual Friend (Repackaged) | DVD | (23/01/2012) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    As the river flows silently through Victorian London, its dark waters bring with them a tale of crime and passion. And it’s on the banks of the Thames that the poor, but captivating Lizzy helps her father earn his unwholesome living. But they little suspect that the next body they recover will lead them to a world far removed from their own. A superficial world of dinner parties at the Veneerings and the aspirations of the Wilfers household. And as their lives weave with a multitude of characters, a complex story of love and money emerges with true Dickenson vision.

  • Withnail and I [Blu-ray]Withnail and I | Blu Ray | (09/02/2015) from £15.59   |  Saving you £2.40 (15.39%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Set in 1969, the year in which the hippy dreams of so many young Englishmen went sour, 1986's Bruce Robinson's Withnail and I is an enduring British cult. Fellow enthusiasts cry immortal phrases from the endlessly brilliant script to one another like mating calls; "Scrubbers!", "We want the finest wines known to humanity and we want them now!" Withnail is played by the emaciated but defiantly effete Richard E Grant, "I" (i.e., Marwood) by Paul McGann. Out-of-work actors living in desperate penury in a rancid London flat, their lives are a continual struggle to keep warm, alive and in Marwood's case sane, until the pubs open. A sojourn in the country cottage of Withnail's gay Uncle Monty only redoubles their privations--they have to kill a live chicken to eat. The arrival of Monty spells further misery for Marwood as he must fend off his attentions. This borderline homophobic interlude apart, Withnail and I is a delight, enhanced by an aimless but appallingly eventful plot. Popular among students, it strikes a chord with anyone who has undergone a period of debauchery and impoverished squalor prior to finding their way onto life's straight and narrow.--David Stubbs

  • The Three Musketeers [1994]The Three Musketeers | DVD | (13/02/2001) from £4.85   |  Saving you £10.14 (209.07%)   |  RRP £14.99

    It's all for one and one for all as the daring trio (Kiefer Sutherland Oliver Platt and Charlie Sheen) attempt to stop the evil Cardinal Richelieu (Tim Curry) from overthrowing the King of France. Enter young D'Artagnan (Chris O'Donnell) whose dream of becoming a Musketeer is put in jeopardy when he falls in love with Richelieu's beautiful but treacherous spy Milady de Winter (Rebecca De Mornay). If D'Artagnan is to escape her clutches and become a Musketeer he'll have to prove hi

  • Let Him Have It [1991]Let Him Have It | DVD | (29/07/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A policeman is shot dead and two South London boys stand accused of his murder. The verdict and the sentence passed the crime. Both the verdict and the sentence were subsequently quashed. This is the case that shocked the nation.

  • Alien 3 [1992]Alien 3 | DVD | (15/05/2000) from £2.29   |  Saving you £17.70 (88.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Directed by stylemaster David Fincher, who went on to greater things with Seven and Fight Club, Alien 3 was the least successful of the Alien series at the box-office. Ripley, the only survivor of her past mission, awakens on a prison planet in the far corners of the solar system. As she tries to recover, she realises that not only has an alien got loose on the planet, the alien has implanted one of its own within her. As she battles the prison authorities (and is aided by the prisoners) in trying to kill the alien, she must also cope with a distinctly shortened life span that awaits her. But the striking imagery makes for muddled action and the script confuses it further. The ending looks startling but it takes a long time--and a not particularly satisfying journey--to get there. --Marshall Fine, Amazon.com On the DVD: The clarity of the digital picture throws light into some of Fincher's darker recesses, but is unkind to the primitive computer animation (the CGI alien is never convincing). Compared to the Alien DVD there are few extras, although a "making of" featurette that covers all three movies is included.

  • Withnail And I [1986]Withnail And I | DVD | (10/10/2005) from £14.22   |  Saving you £-5.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    The cult classic about two unemployed actors returns ot the big screens some twenty years after it's debut.

  • Alien 3 - The Director's Cut (Two Disc Special Edition) [1992]Alien 3 - The Director's Cut (Two Disc Special Edition) | DVD | (12/04/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Lt. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is the lone survivor when her crippled spaceship crash lands on Fiorina 161 a bleak wasteland inhabited by former inmates of the planet's maximum security prison. Ripley's fears that an Alien was aboard her craft are confirmed when the mutilated bodies of ex-cons begin to mount. Without weapons or modern technology of any kind Ripley must lead the men into battle against the terrifying creature. And soon she discovers a horrifying fact about her link with the Alien a realisation that may compel Ripley to try destroying not only the horrific creature but herself as well.

  • Luther [DVD]Luther | DVD | (21/06/2010) from £3.59   |  Saving you £21.40 (596.10%)   |  RRP £24.99

    What if your worst enemy was your own conscience? Starring Idris Elba (The Wire) Luther is a deeply thrilling crime series crackling with energy distinctive characters and snappy clever dialogue. On a moral crusade too often with only his convictions for company John Luther is a deeply troubled man a philosophical cop possessed by the insoluble problem of evil and justice in a Godless world. Confronting depravity in its many terrible forms over a succession of psychological duels between hunter and hunted perpetrator and prey Luther reveals his capacity for violence as well as kindness; his sudden vulnerability and dizzying visionary mind; why his wife left him for another man and why his colleagues are frequently left open-mouthed in awe. As the stakes get ever higher and more personal Luther's lonely path pulls him towards the very edge of temptation. Will the relentless pursuit of light tip him into the ultimate darkness?

  • Withnail And I [1988]Withnail And I | DVD | (02/10/2006) from £21.58   |  Saving you £-14.59 (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.99

    The cult classic about two unemployed actors returns ot the big screens some twenty years after it's debut.

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