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  • Young Frankenstein [1974]Young Frankenstein | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    If you were to argue Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein ranks among the top-10 funniest movies of all time, nobody could reasonably dispute the claim. Spoofing classic horror in the way that Brooks' previous film Blazing Saddles sent up classic Westerns, the movie is both a loving tribute and a raucous, irreverent parody of Universal's classic horror films Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Filming in glorious black and white, Brooks recreated the Frankenstein laboratory using the equipment from the original Frankenstein (courtesy of designer Kenneth Strickfaden), and this loving attention to physical and stylistic detail creates a solid foundation for non-stop comedy. The story, of course, involves Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) and his effort to resume experiments in re-animation pioneered by his late father. (He's got some help, since dad left behind a book titled How I Did It.) Assisting him is the hapless hunchback Igor (Marty Feldman) and the buxom but none-too-bright maiden Inga (Teri Garr), and when Frankenstein succeeds in creating his monster (Peter Boyle), the stage is set for an outrageous revision of the Frankenstein legend. With comedy highlights too numerous to mention, Brooks guides his brilliant cast (also including Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars and Gene Hackman in a classic cameo role) through scene after scene of inspired hilarity. Indeed, Young Frankenstein is a charmed film, nothing less than a comedy classic, representing the finest work from everyone involved. Not one joke has lost its payoff, and none of the countless gags have lost their zany appeal. From a career that includes some of the best comedies ever made, this is the film for which Mel Brooks will be most fondly remembered. No video library should be without a copy of Young Frankenstein. And just remember--it's pronounced "Fronkensteen". --Jeff Shannon

  • Scooby Doo 2 - Monsters Unleashed [2004]Scooby Doo 2 - Monsters Unleashed | DVD | (23/08/2004) from £3.89   |  Saving you £10.10 (259.64%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Fred, Daphne, Shaggy, Velma and Scooby-Do are back and this time they're up against a dastardly masked villain in control of Mystery Inc's 'monster machine.'

  • Scooby Doo [2002]Scooby Doo | DVD | (23/08/2004) from £6.50   |  Saving you £19.48 (554.99%)   |  RRP £22.99

    The classic children's TV cartoon show about a cowardly dog and his mystery investigating pals comes to the big screen in a live action version, complete with a computer generated Scooby!

  • Taxi Driver [1976]Taxi Driver | DVD | (22/11/1999) from £3.99   |  Saving you £16.00 (401.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Taxi Driver is the definitive cinematic portrait of loneliness and alienation manifested as violence. It is as if director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader had tapped into precisely the same source of psychological inspiration ("I just knew I had to make this film", Scorsese would later say), combined with a perfectly timed post-Watergate expression of personal, political and societal anxiety. Robert De Niro, as the tortured, ex-Marine cab driver Travis Bickle, made movie history with his chilling performance as one of the most memorably intense and vividly realised characters ever committed to film. Bickle is a self-appointed vigilante who views his urban beat as an intolerable cesspool of blighted humanity. He plays guardian angel for a young prostitute (Jodie Foster), but not without violently devastating consequences. This masterpiece, which is not for all tastes, is sure to horrify some viewers, but few could deny the film's lasting power and importance. --Jeff Shannon

  • While You Were Sleeping [1995]While You Were Sleeping | DVD | (22/01/2001) from £2.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (401.34%)   |  RRP £14.99

    If you don't mind a heavy dose of schmaltz and sentiment, this romantic comedy has a gentle way of seducing you with its charms. While You Were Sleeping was the first starring role for Sandra Bullock after her blockbuster success in Speed. In a role that nicely emphasises her easygoing appeal, Bullock is the reason the movie works at all. She plays Lucy Eleanor Moderatz, a Chicago Transit tollbooth clerk who's hopelessly smitten with a daily commuter, Peter Callaghan (Peter Gallagher). She saves the object of her affection from certain death after he's mugged and falls onto the train tracks. While Peter is in a coma, she lets his family believe that she is his fiancée, and surprisingly finds herself drawn to his brother (Bill Pullman), for whom the attraction is definitely mutual. How Lucy gets out of this amorous predicament is what makes this pleasant movie less predictable than its familiar ingredients would initially indicate. It's feel-good fluff, with characters and performances that keep you smiling through the drippy plot mechanics. --Jeff Shannon

  • Dr. Dolittle [1998]Dr. Dolittle | DVD | (26/11/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    There's something intrinsically funny about tactlessly truth-telling talking animals. And there are plenty of those--and laughs to go with them--in this 1998 re-imagining of Hugh Lofting's children's story. Eddie Murphy plays the doctor in question, a modern-day San Francisco physician who discovers that he can understand what animals have to say. Director Betty Thomas makes the most of an amazing voice cast for the animals, led by Norm McDonald and including everyone from Garry Shandling to Julie Kavner to Albert Brooks. The story itself is pretty slim--will the conscientious doctor sign his soul away to a greedy HMO?--but Murphy makes the most of it, often providing priceless reactions to animal voices only he can hear. --Marshall Fine, Amazon.com

  • Red Heat 4K [Blu-ray] [2019]Red Heat 4K | Blu Ray | (21/10/2019) from £19.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Ivan Danko (Arnold Schwarzengger) is a Russian cop sent to Chicago to extradite a Russian drug-dealer named Viktor Rostavili (Ed O'Ross), wanted for murder back in the USSR. When Danko and his prisoner are ambushed by Viktor's gangland friends the Russian escapes, and a veteran police officer is killed. His partner, Ridzik (James Belushi), who like Danko now has a personal vendetta against Rostavili, joins forces with the soviet cop to hunt down the escapee and his gunmen. Also starring Peter Boyle, Laurence Fishburne and Gina Gershon. For the very first time, RED HEAT will be available in 4K Ultra HD including Dolby Vision® HDR, a stunning format offering four times the resolution of full HD to bring entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality. Arnold Schwarzenegger - The Man who raised Hollywood Political context of Red Heat East Meets West - Featurette about Carolco and Red Heat A Stuntman For All Seasons - Tribute to Benny Doblins I'm Not A Russian But I Play One On TV - Interview with Ed O'Ross Making Of Original Trailer + Spots

  • Everybody Loves Raymond - Complete HBO Season 1-9 [DVD]Everybody Loves Raymond - Complete HBO Season 1-9 | DVD | (05/09/2011) from £39.99   |  Saving you £11.50 (28.76%)   |  RRP £51.49

    Raymond Barone seemingly has it all - a wonderful wife a beautiful family a great job a nice house on Long Island. Not only that but everybody loves him! Don't they...? For the first time on DVD all 9 complete seasons of comedy favourite Everybody Loves Raymond.

  • Young Frankenstein [Blu-ray] [1974]Young Frankenstein | Blu Ray | (07/10/2013) from £8.35   |  Saving you £1.64 (19.64%)   |  RRP £9.99

    If you were to argue Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein ranks among the top-10 funniest movies of all time, nobody could reasonably dispute the claim. Spoofing classic horror in the way that Brooks' previous film Blazing Saddles sent up classic Westerns, the movie is both a loving tribute and a raucous, irreverent parody of Universal's classic horror films Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Filming in glorious black and white, Brooks recreated the Frankenstein laboratory using the equipment from the original Frankenstein (courtesy of designer Kenneth Strickfaden), and this loving attention to physical and stylistic detail creates a solid foundation for non-stop comedy. The story, of course, involves Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) and his effort to resume experiments in re-animation pioneered by his late father. (He's got some help, since dad left behind a book titled How I Did It.) Assisting him is the hapless hunchback Igor (Marty Feldman) and the buxom but none-too-bright maiden Inga (Teri Garr), and when Frankenstein succeeds in creating his monster (Peter Boyle), the stage is set for an outrageous revision of the Frankenstein legend. With comedy highlights too numerous to mention, Brooks guides his brilliant cast (also including Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars and Gene Hackman in a classic cameo role) through scene after scene of inspired hilarity. Indeed, Young Frankenstein is a charmed film, nothing less than a comedy classic, representing the finest work from everyone involved. Not one joke has lost its payoff, and none of the countless gags have lost their zany appeal. From a career that includes some of the best comedies ever made, this is the film for which Mel Brooks will be most fondly remembered. No video library should be without a copy of Young Frankenstein. And just remember--it's pronounced "Fronkensteen". --Jeff Shannon

  • The Brink's Job [DVD]The Brink's Job | DVD | (07/03/2016) from £7.29   |  Saving you £2.70 (37.04%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The robbery nobody thought could happen by the guys nobody thought could pull it off.Peter Falk heads a charismatic cast in this stylish and witty account of the Great Brink's Robbery of 1950 one of the twentieth century's most skilful heists. Helmed by William Friedkin, the Oscar-winning director of The French Connection and The Exorcist, this Oscar-nominated film is made available here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its original theatrical aspect ratio.Hoping to break a run of back luck, small-time crook Tony Pino and his gang target a Brink's armoured car and walk away with small fortune. When the raid goes unreported, Tony reconnoitres the firm's supposedly impregnable Boston headquarters and finds the level of security is risibly lax. He begins to plan something a little more impressive...SPECIAL FEATURES: Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery

  • Taxi Driver: Anniversary Edition  [Blu-ray] [1976] [Region A & B & C]Taxi Driver: Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (07/11/2016) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Taxi Driver is the definitive cinematic portrait of loneliness and alienation manifested as violence. It is as if director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader had tapped into precisely the same source of psychological inspiration ("I just knew I had to make this film", Scorsese would later say), combined with a perfectly timed post-Watergate expression of personal, political and societal anxiety. Robert De Niro, as the tortured, ex-Marine cab driver Travis Bickle, made movie history with his chilling performance as one of the most memorably intense and vividly realised characters ever committed to film. Bickle is a self-appointed vigilante who views his urban beat as an intolerable cesspool of blighted humanity. He plays guardian angel for a young prostitute (Jodie Foster), but not without violently devastating consequences. This masterpiece, which is not for all tastes, is sure to horrify some viewers, but few could deny the film's lasting power and importance. --Jeff Shannon

  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD)The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) | Blu Ray | (25/01/2016) from £11.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (50.04%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Peter Yates, the Oscar-nominated director of riveting crime classics Robbery and Bullitt , teamed up with thein comparable Robert Mitchum for an unforgettable excursion into Boston's criminal underworld. Based on the acclaimed novel by George V. Higgins, The Friends of Eddie Coyle follows an ageing gunrunner's troubles at the peripheries of the local mob once he finds his options split disastrously between the threat of a fresh prison sentence or police cooperation. One of the best, most unexpected gangster films of the 1970s, The Friends of Eddie Coyle is a gripping tale of lowlives and loyalties, presented with the director's trademark authenticity and naturalism, and an extraordinary array of performances, led by a never-better Mitchum. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this masterpiece for the first time on home video in the UK in a Dual-Format special edition.

  • Outland [1981]Outland | DVD | (30/01/2013) from £5.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (150.25%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Outland is another in a long line of Westerns retooled for science fiction. Writer-director Peter Hyams (Capricorn One, 2010, Timecop) re-stages High Noon in outer space, with Sean Connery as O'Neil, the marshal for a settlement on one of Jupiter's moons. While investigating the deaths of some miners, O'Neil discovers that mine boss Peter Boyle has been giving his workers an amphetamine-like, work-enhancing drug that keeps them productive for months--until they finally snap and go berserk. When Boyle sends killer henchmen to neutralize the lawman, O'Neil is unable to get the miners to back him up. Outland is no classic but it offers solid suspense in an otherworldly atmosphere. It also stars Frances Sternhagen, James B. Sikking (Howard on television's Hill Street Blues) and John Ratzenberger (later to become famous as Cliff on the sitcom Cheers). --Jim Emerson

  • Solar Crisis [1992]Solar Crisis | DVD | (06/01/2003) from £17.97   |  Saving you £-15.98 (-803.00%)   |  RRP £1.99

    The crew of the Helios are on a high-risk mission to investigate a massive solar flare that is threatening the very existence of the Earth in this super-charged sci-fi adventure that's packed with dazzling special effects and deep space suspense. The ship is carrying a probe loaded with an anti-matter bomb that has to be shot into the heart of the Sun and if successful will trigger the mega-flare in a direction safely away from the Earth. It's a high risk undertaking to disturb a galactic body as powerful as the Sun a risk increased by saboteurs who are determined to thwart the mission by planting a traitor on the spacecraft.

  • Dr Dolittle Quad Pack [DVD]Dr Dolittle Quad Pack | DVD | (02/09/2013) from £16.18   |  Saving you £-2.25 (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.93

    In Dr. Dolittle (1998), as a boy, John Dolittle (Eddie Murphy) finds he can talk to animals, but his disapproving father (Ossie Davis) forces him to repress his gift. Now a doctor with a young family, John rediscovers his ability after accidentally running over a dog. He begins to communicate with animals again, and soon has a queue of ailing pets in his waiting room. However, John's colleagues, worried for his sanity, have him committed to an asylum. Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) sees Dolittle (Mur...

  • Red Heat (1988) [1989]Red Heat (1988) | DVD | (20/05/2002) from £8.82   |  Saving you £9.17 (51.00%)   |  RRP £17.99

    After scoring a hit with the Eddie Murphy-Nick Nolte cop thriller 48 Hours, director Walter Hill returned to the buddy formula with this half-ridiculous, half-invigorating action flick about humourless Russian cop Ivan Danko (Arnold Schwarzenegger). He follows a drug dealer from Moscow to Chicago, where he's matched up with city cop Art Ridzik (James Belushi), whose work ethic is considerably more relaxed. Most of the humour revolves around Danko's grumpy reaction to good ol' American capitalism, while Ridzik urges him to chill out. Red Heat is not bad as action comedies go, but only if you get into the absurd spirit of this predictable fare, in which the unlikely buddies get to wisecrack and act casually while mayhem erupts everywhere they go. Incidentally, Red Heat was the first American film allowed to shoot in Moscow's Red Square. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Red Heat [Blu-ray] [2019]Red Heat | Blu Ray | (21/10/2019) from £8.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Ivan Danko (Arnold Schwarzengger) is a Russian cop sent to Chicago to extradite a Russian drug-dealer named Viktor Rostavili (Ed O'Ross), wanted for murder back in the USSR. When Danko and his prisoner are ambushed by Viktor's gangland friends the Russian escapes, and a veteran police officer is killed. His partner, Ridzik (James Belushi), who like Danko now has a personal vendetta against Rostavili, joins forces with the soviet cop to hunt down the escapee and his gunmen. Also starring Peter Boyle, Laurence Fishburne and Gina Gershon. For the very first time, RED HEAT will be available in 4K Ultra HD including Dolby Vision® HDR, a stunning format offering four times the resolution of full HD to bring entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality. Arnold Schwarzenegger - The Man who raised Hollywood Political context of Red Heat East Meets West - Featurette about Carolco and Red Heat A Stuntman For All Seasons - Tribute to Benny Doblins I'm Not A Russian But I Play One On TV - Interview with Ed O'Ross Making Of Original Trailer + Spots

  • Red Heat [1988]Red Heat | DVD | (04/08/2008) from £5.55   |  Saving you £7.44 (134.05%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Captain Ivan Danko (Arnold Schwarzenegger) nicknamed ""Iron Jaw"" is a ruthless cop who heads Moscow's homicide division. He is sent to Chicago to pick up a Russian drug-dealer arrested on a minor traffic violation. In Chicago Danko is assigned to partner with Detective Art Ridzik (James Belushi) a wisecracking plain clothesman notorious for cutting corners. Different people from different cultures Danko and Ridzik Work closely together and develop a unique relationship laced with humur and respect. The chase leads them into a world of international drug trafficking controlled from within the walls of Statesville Prison and puts Ridzik in conflict with his superior Commander Donnelly (Peter Boyle) as the two renegade cops alternate police procedure ""Russian Style"" with Ridzik's free-enterprising techniques.

  • Straight To Hell / Death And The CompassStraight To Hell / Death And The Compass | DVD | (31/10/2005) from £25.63   |  Saving you £-5.64 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Straight To Hell:A team of inept hitmen (Sy Richardson Joe Strummer and Dick Rude) oversleep on the day of their big job and find their target has already fled town. Fearing reprisals from their boss (Jim Jarmusch) they pull a bank job and escape into the desert with Richardson's pregnant girlfriend (Courtney Love). When their car breaks down they seek shelter in a ghost town inhabited by the McMahons (The Pogues Biff Yeager) a murderous and incestuous clan of gun-crazy coffee addicts.Death And The Compass:In a totalitarian metropolis of the future Erik Lonnrot (Peter Boyle) a gifted detective investigates a series of strange murders and disappearances that seem to implicate the insane crime lord Red Scarlach. Enlisting the help of Alonso Zunz (Christopher Eccleston) a principled journalist Lonnrot believes that he has uncovered a labyrinthine occult conspiracy. However has the investigator's brilliance merely precipitated his own destruction?

  • Doctor Dolittle [1998]Doctor Dolittle | DVD | (02/07/2001) from £6.95   |  Saving you £9.03 (228.03%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Betty Thomas directs and Eddie Murphy stars in Doctor Dolittle, the 1998 hit film which, while ostensibly aimed at children, has a high quotient of hip and even mildly gross humour. Murphy stars as John Dolittle, whom we see as a child talking to a neighbourhood dog who explains that the reason mutts sniff each others' butts is to assess their characters when first meeting them. Little John promptly tries this out on being introduced to his school principal. Warned off such social eccentricity, Dolittle stops talking to animals and as an adult becomes a respectable doctor running his own medical practice--until a bump on the head revives his capacity to understand animals, whereupon mayhem, mortification and a menagerie of needy and freeloading creatures are heaped upon his ordered existence. Murphy plays it relatively straight. It's the animals, some of them vividly enhanced by Jim Henson's animating team, who provide the real laughs here, and a thoroughly worldly, wisecracking bunch of characters they prove to be. There's a couple of hard-boiled, squabbling rats, a pigeon who complains of impotence, Rocky the guinea pig (voiced by Chris Rock) with a neat line in hip backchat, while Albert Brooks voices the gruff, melancholy tiger whose life Dolittle must try to save. A sweet but by no means saccharine comedy. On the DVD: The DVD edition features scene selection and a trailer. --David Stubbs

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