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  • The Investigation [DVD]The Investigation | DVD | (01/03/2021) from £16.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the ClonesStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones | DVD | (11/11/2002) from £5.99   |  Saving you £14.00 (70.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The most densely plotted instalment of the saga so far, Attack of the Clones is a tale of both Machiavellian political drama and doomed romance; it's epic war film and silly comic-book fantasy combined, as teenage Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) chafes at the restrictions imposed by his mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and falls in love with Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman). Renegade Jedi Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) is leading a breakaway federation of disgruntled systems; while the insidious influence of Darth Sidious is felt rather than seen as his invisible hand guides apparently unrelated events, from Jar Jar's unwitting instigation of a disastrous Senate decision to bounty hunter Jango Fett's revelatory role at the centre of the conspiracy. Along the way the story has fun with the conventions of Chandleresque detective fiction as Obi-Wan explores the seedier side of Coruscant, and incorporates the noble warrior ethos of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in its portrayal of the Jedi order. The portentous tone is lightened by tongue-in-cheek self-referential dialogue and the antics of robotic clowns R2D2 and C3PO. (One niggle for music fans, though, is the cavalier cut-and-paste approach to John Williams's music score.) Like the Empire Strikes Back, Clones is the bridging film of the trilogy and thus ends on an equivocally bittersweet note. On the DVD: Attack of the Clones is an all-digital film, and so looks suitably superb in this anamorphic widescreen transfer, accompanied by a THX encoded Dolby 5.1 soundtrack. Anyone who owns The Phantom Menace two-disc set will know what to expect from the special features: here's another group commentary led by George Lucas, two lengthy documentaries on the digital effects ("From Puppets to Pixels" and "The Previsualisation of Episode II") plus several other featurettes and Web documentaries, notably "Films Are Not Released, They Escape", a look at the sound design. There's also a fun trailer for the R2-D2 mockumentary "Beneath the Dome", trailers, photo galleries and more to satisfy any Star Wars fan. --Mark Walker

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace [1999]Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace | DVD | (20/09/2004) from £7.46   |  Saving you £15.52 (347.20%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox are delighted to announce the theatrical release of STAR WARS: Episode I - The Phantom Menace in February 2012 across the UK & Ireland.

  • The Best Intentions [DVD] [1991]The Best Intentions | DVD | (26/04/2010) from £16.18   |  Saving you £-0.19 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    With a screenplay by Academy Award Winner Ingmar Bergman (Fanny and Alexander) Bille August (Pelle the Conqueror) masterfully directs this heartwarming love story following the lives of Bergman's parents. Henrik Bergman an impoverished Lutheran pastor falls in love with a wealthy girl Anna. Despite her mother's attempts to discourage the relationship Anna's love grows stronger and the two eventually wed. A compelling look at the hardships extreme faith and rigid discipline of his father and his lifelong commitment to his wife Best Intentions sheds a powerful light onto the themes that have appeared in all of Ingmar Bergman's best movies.

  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones [DVD] [2020]Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones | DVD | (24/08/2020) from £8.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    When Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker is assigned to protect Senator Padmé Amidala, he discovers his love for her and his own darker side. Obi-Wan Kenobi uncovers a secret clone army as the galaxy marches towards full-scale war.

  • Filmworker [DVD]Filmworker | DVD | (02/07/2018) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    It s a rare person who would give up fame and fortune to toil in obscurity for someone else s creative vision. Yet, that s exactly what Leon Vitali did after his acclaimed performance as Lord Bullingdon in Stanley Kubrick s Barry Lyndon. The young actor surrendered his thriving career to become Kubrick s loyal right-hand man. For more than two decades, Leon played a crucial role behind-the-scenes helping Kubrick make and maintain his legendary body of work. The complex, interdependent relationship between Leon and Kubrick was founded on devotion, sacrifice and the grueling, joyful reality of the creative process. By entering their unique world, we come to understand how the mundane gives rise to the magnificent as timeless cinema is brought to life at its most practical and profound level.

  • Call Girl [DVD]Call Girl | DVD | (28/10/2013) from £8.14   |  Saving you £7.85 (49.10%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Sweden in the late 70s seems like the perfect society with neutral politics and women's liberation dominating the media. But beneath the polished surface lurks a corrupt seedy underworld of strip shows and sex clubs where dreams are made and lives are destroyed. Iris a young girl from the bottom rung of society works as a call girl within this murky world. And Iris has learnt that power can get you anything... Directed by Mikael Marciman (Wallander) shot by Hoyte Van Hoytema (The Fighter Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and produced by Jessica Ask (The Hunt a Royal Affair Only God Forgives). A slick sexy slice of top-class Nordic Noir that performs as both edge-of-your-seat political thriller and engrossing character study.

  • Mary, Mother of Jesus [1999] [DVD]Mary, Mother of Jesus | DVD | (29/03/2010) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £2.99

    The world's greatest story seen from the eyes of the Virgin Mary as she watches her infant son Jesus grow to manhood inspiring the known world with his miracles and teachings on the Word of God. The Angel Gabriel visits the 16 year-old Mary and tells her that she has been chosen to give birth to the Son of God. The child is born in Bethlehem and so begins a very human and touching story of love sacrifice and inspirational faith highlighting a real mother's concern for a son who knows that he must die on the cross so he can be born again.

  • Mary, Mother Of Jesus [1999]Mary, Mother Of Jesus | DVD | (22/09/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £1.99

    The world's greatest story seen from the eyes of the Virgin Mary as she watches her infant son Jesus grow to manhood inspiring the known world with his miracles and teachings on the Word of God. The Angel Gabriel visits the 16 year-old Mary and tells her that she has been chosen to give birth to the Son of God. The child is born in Bethlehem and so begins a very human and touching story of love sacrifice and inspirational faith highlighting a real mother's concern for a son who knows that he must die on the cross so he can be born again.

  • The Last Contract [1997]The Last Contract | DVD | (11/09/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Made in 1997 and directed by Kjell Sundvall, The Last Contract is based around the murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme in 1986, who was shot while walking home from the cinema. Palmer's murderer or murderers were never caught and his mysterious assassination has been largely forgotten by the world. This speculative and fictional thriller suggests that Palme was the victim of a right-wing conspiracy, with even the Americans tacitly and indirectly involved, worried as they were about Palme's ambitions to turn Scandinavia into a nuclear-free zone. Mikael Persbrandt plays Roger Nyman, a Swedish police officer transferred to the Fraud Squad who discovers that an assassin responsible for a killing in Johannesburg is now contracted to kill Palme. However, his superiors take him off the case when he presents them with his findings and tries to follow up the case alone. Fearful, isolated, enraged and increasingly estranged from his family, he contrasts sharply with Michael Kitchen's suave but coolly lethal British contract killer. Though Palme's fate is foreknown, The Last Contract nonetheless succeeds in pulling you into its maelstrom of intrigue until virtually the final frame. --David Stubbs

  • DaybreakDaybreak | DVD | (06/02/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Swedish director Bjrne Runge directs a splendid cast in this dark drama about the destructive nature of dishonesty and betrayal. Over a fateful 24-hour period in a dreary Swedish town three separate storylines unwind united at times by loose connections among characters and at other times only by theme. Anita has been consumed by bitter rage ever since her husband left her three years earlier for a younger woman. A toxic presence to all those around her Anita decides to take mat

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