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  • Scarface 1983 - 35th Anniversary [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Scarface 1983 - 35th Anniversary | Blu Ray | (21/10/2019) from £8.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    NOTICE: Polish Release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. The disk has English audio.

  • ScarfaceScarface | DVD | (06/09/2004) from £4.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (140.28%)   |  RRP £11.99

    In the spring of 1980 the port at Mariel Harbour was opened and thousands set sail for the United States. They came in search of the American Dream. One of them found it on the sun-washed avenues of Miami... wealth power and passion beyond his wildest dreams. He was Tony Montana. The world will remember him by another name - Scarface! Al Pacino gives an unforgettable performance as Tony Montana one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film in this gripping crime epi

  • Scarface 1983 - 35th Anniversary [DVD] [2019]Scarface 1983 - 35th Anniversary | DVD | (21/10/2019) from £5.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

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  • The Big Blue [1989]The Big Blue | DVD | (30/06/2003) from £7.29   |  Saving you £3.96 (65.67%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A hit in Europe but a flop in the US--where it was trimmed, rescored, and given a new ending--Luc Besson's The Big Blue has endured as a minor cult classic for its gorgeous photography (both on land and underwater) and dreamy ambiance. Jean-Marc Barr is a sweet and sensitive but passive presence as Jacques, a diver with a unique connection to the sea. He has the astounding ability to slow his heartbeat and his circulation on deep dives, "a phenomenon that's only been observed in whales and dolphins until now," remarks one scientist. Kooky New York insurance adjuster Joanna (Rosanna Arquette at her most delightfully flustered and endearingly sexy best) melts after falling into his innocent baby blues, and she follows him to Italy, where he's continuing a lifelong competition with boyhood rival Enzo (Jean Reno in a performance both comic and touching). Besson's first English-language production looks more European than Hollywood, and it suffers from a tin ear for the language. At times it feels more like an IMAX undersea documentary than a drama about free divers, but the lush and lovely images create a fairy tale dimension to Jacques's story, a veritable Little Merman. More dolphin than man, he's so torn between earthly love and aquatic paradise that even his dreams call him to the sea (in a sequence more eloquent than any speech). Besson has expanded the film by 50 minutes for his director's cut, which adds little story but slows the contemplative pace until it practically floats in time, and has restored Eric Serra's synthesizer-heavy score, a slice of 1980s pop that at times borders on disco kitsch. Most importantly, he has restored his original ending, which echoes the fairy tale he tells Joanna earlier in the film and leaves the story floating in the inky blackness of ambiguity. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com

  • Scarface 1983 - 35th Anniversary [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Scarface 1983 - 35th Anniversary | Blu Ray | (21/10/2019) from £20.25   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    NOTICE: Polish Release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. The disk has English audio.

  • The Secret Of Nimh [1982]The Secret Of Nimh | DVD | (02/04/2001) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In his book, Robert C. O'Brien called his brave widow mouse "Mrs. Frisby", but Disney escapee animator Don Bluth must have thought children would laugh the wrong way at that. They renamed her "Mrs. Brisby" for The Secret of NIMH. That acronym stands for the National Institute of Mental Health, and the rats that live near Mrs. Brisby came from NIMH--they have strange ways. But they're the only ones who can save her house and her children, so Brisby seeks them out with the help of a humorous crow (Dom DeLuise). The magic gets laid on a little thick but this is Don Bluth's most successful attempt to achieve a complete, sincere, animated film. It's often forgotten, but it's a true surprise and a rare treat in the vast wasteland of insubstantial children's fare. --Keith Simanton, Amazon.com

  • Raw Deal [1986]Raw Deal | DVD | (20/05/2002) from £9.97   |  Saving you £11.01 (157.74%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A by-the-numbers action flick featuring a stern Arnold Schwarzenegger, Raw Deal has all the traditional traits of the genre. Schwarzenegger is a disgraced former FBI agent who winds up as sheriff of a backwater Southern town. He is given a chance to reclaim his job when the head of the Bureau offers him reinstatement if he'll go undercover to capture the mob boss responsible for killing his son. Schwarzenegger must get close enough to gain the trust of the gangster without being discovered as a mole, while gathering enough evidence to take him down. One of Schwarzenegger's early films, in which he honed his persona, Raw Deal offers up the usual quotient of gun battles and tough talk, with a trace of self-deprecating humour from its star, making it reasonably worthwhile entertainment. --Robert Lane

  • Scarface [1983]Scarface | DVD | (15/07/2002) from £5.98   |  Saving you £17.00 (568.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This sprawling epic of bloodshed and excess, Brian De Palma's update of the classic 1932 crime drama by Howard Hawks, sparked controversy over its outrageous violence when released in 1983. Scarface is a wretched, fascinating car wreck of a movie, starring Al Pacino as a Cuban refugee who rises to the top of Miami's cocaine-driven underworld, only to fall hard into his own deadly trap of addiction and inevitable assassination. Scripted by Oliver Stone and running nearly three hours, it's the kind of film that can simultaneously disgust and amaze you (critic Pauline Kael wrote "this may be the only action picture that turns into an allegory of impotence"), with vivid supporting roles for Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Robert Loggia. -- Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Best Seller [1987]Best Seller | DVD | (16/09/2002) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (27.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    John Flynn has directed some good, tough, pacy thrillers and Best Seller, along with the 1973 The Outfit, can claim to be the best of them. It kicks off with not one but two slam-bang action sequences and then, having grabbed our attention, pitches us straight into its twisty plot premise. Brian Dennehy, reliably watchable as ever, plays an ageing cop-turned-novelist who has hit a writer's block since his wife died. James Woods at his most suavely sinister is a hitman with dirt to dish on the head of a big corporation. Woods proposes a Faustian pact. He provides Dennehy with the full crooked story on the mobster-turned-corporate boss and the cop writes it up. Dennehy gets a best seller; Woods gets his revenge and comes out looking like a hero. The dialogue, courtesy of screenwriter and horror-movie director Larry Cohen (It's Alive; Q--The Winged Serpent), is satisfyingly hard-boiled and slips in plenty of subversive sideswipes at rampant capitalism. ("It's the American Way, Dennis," says Woods, detailing how he helped his boss rise via robbery and murder. "I'm a businessman, an executive.") This certainly isn't the only movie to get mileage out of the symbiotic relationship between cop and crook (see Michael Mann's Heat), but it works several neat variations on the theme, with Dennehy and Woods both at the top of their respective forms. If the film never quite lives up to its potential--the required final confrontation between the two principals doesn't materialise and Victoria Tennant is thrown away as Dennehy's love-interest--it remains a way better than average thriller with its roots deep in the best B-movie traditions. On the DVD: Best Seller on disc has no extras apart from the theatrical trailer. The transfer is good and clean, and preserves the original's full-width framing. --Philip Kemp

  • Rage Of Angels 2 [1983]Rage Of Angels 2 | DVD | (17/04/2006) from £15.96   |  Saving you £-6.98 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    The sequel to Sidney Sheldon's best-seller Rage Of Angels which follows Jennifer who now heads her own law firm. Returning to America she meets up with an ex-lover and it seems their love may be re-kindled...

  • The Bedroom WindowThe Bedroom Window | DVD | (30/08/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A young architect (Guttenberg) is engaged in an affair with his boss's wife. Witnessing an attack on a young girl from his bedroom window she needs him to report it since she cannot admit to being there for fear of alerting her husband to the affair. The architect dutifully steps forward and pretends to be the witness only to become the chief suspect in a series of brutal murders...

  • King Richard II [1982]King Richard II | DVD | (09/09/2002) from £21.58   |  Saving you £-1.59 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The tragedy of a self-centred king whose treachery causes his own destruction. King Richard II was an inept and incompetent monarch who could not fend off his enemies in Ireland without the unity and support of his English noblemen. Yet he makes an enemy of the influential Bolingbroke his own cousin by seizing his property. Bolingbroke leading an army of discontented English noblemen rebels against Richard who succumbs and is imprisoned where he meets his death as Bolingbroke is


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