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  • Full Metal Jacket (Delux Edition) [1987]Full Metal Jacket (Delux Edition) | DVD | (03/03/2008) from £5.49   |  Saving you £11.50 (209.47%)   |  RRP £16.99

    Full Metal Jacket begins by following the trials and tribulations of a platoon of fresh Marine Corps recruits focusing on the relationship between Gunnery Sergeant Hartman and Privates Pyle and Joker. We see Pyle grow into an instrument of death as Hartman has foreseen of all of his recruits. Through Pyle's torment and Joker's unwillingness to stand up against it the climax of part one is achieved with all three main characters deciding their fates by their action or inaction. The second chapter of Full Metal Jacket delves into Joker's psyche and the repeated referral to the fact that he joined the Corps to become a killer. When his mostly behind the scenes job as a combat correspondent is interfered with by the Tet offensive he is thrust into real combat and ultimately must choose if he really is a killer.

  • Full Metal Jacket (Delux Edition) [Blu-ray]Full Metal Jacket (Delux Edition) | Blu Ray | (17/04/2019) from £8.39   |  Saving you £11.60 (138.26%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Full Metal Jacket begins by following the trials and tribulations of a platoon of fresh Marine Corps recruits focusing on the relationship between Gunnery Sergeant Hartman and Privates Pyle and Joker. We see Pyle grow into an instrument of death as Hartman has foreseen of all of his recruits. Through Pyle's torment and Joker's unwillingness to stand up against it the climax of part one is achieved with all three main characters deciding their fates by their action or inaction. The second chapter of Full Metal Jacket delves into Joker's psyche and the repeated referral to the fact that he joined the Corps to become a killer. When his mostly behind the scenes job as a combat correspondent is interfered with by the Tet offensive he is thrust into real combat and ultimately must choose if he really is a killer.

  • Mississippi Burning [DVD] [1988]Mississippi Burning | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £7.99   |  Saving you £4.00 (66.78%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Prepare to be shaken and moved as three young men in the 1960s meet their violent and untimely deaths on a dark Mississippi highway in this powerful and poignant drama. Based on the real-life murder investigation of three civil rights activists and starring two-time Oscar winner Gene Hackman and Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe, Mississippi Burning ranks as one of the most potent and insightful views of racial turmoil yet produced. Nominated for six Oscars and winner of the 1988 Academy Awa...

  • Space - Above and Beyond - Collector's Edition [DVD]Space - Above and Beyond - Collector's Edition | DVD | (30/04/2012) from £24.79   |  Saving you £15.20 (61.32%)   |  RRP £39.99

    In this cult fan favourite, it's the year 2063 and after 150 years of deep space exploration, the people of Earth feel certain they are alone in the universe. Then word comes that two Earth outposts, light-years away from home have been brutally attacked by an advanced alien civilization. Now the new young recruits of the United States Marine Corps Space Aviator Calvary head for the front lines of space in the toughest battle the world has ever faced.

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre [2003]The Texas Chainsaw Massacre | DVD | (29/03/2004) from £6.73   |  Saving you £13.26 (197.03%)   |  RRP £19.99

    In a remake of the 1974 horror classic, a handful of friends become isolated in the company of a deadly clan of cannibals.

  • The Frighteners [1997]The Frighteners | DVD | (17/01/2000) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    One movie-lover's nightmare is another's raucous joyride, and this special effects-laden horror comedy is bound to split both camps right down the middle. Michael J Fox plays a psychic investigator who can actually see ghosts, and lives with a trio of spirits who scare people to promote Fox's ghost-busting business. In a town infamous for serial killings, a new series of deaths prompts Fox to induce his own out-of-body experience so he can battle death in a spirit-plagued netherworld where evil reigns supreme--or something like that. So much happens in this chaotic film that you might feel like you're watching several movies at once--a slasher pic, a supernatural thriller, and a black comedy all rolled into one non-stop showcase for grisly makeup and a dozen varieties of special effects. It's an odd but wildly inventive film from New Zealand director Peter Jackson, who earned critical acclaim for his previous film Heavenly Creatures and would later create the ingenious pseudo-documentary Forgotten Silver. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Toy Story (Disney Pixar) [Special Edition]Toy Story (Disney Pixar) | DVD | (28/11/2005) from £6.25   |  Saving you £15.00 (300.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The toys celebrate their 10th birthday with this amazing double pack set.

  • Mississippi Burning [1989]Mississippi Burning | DVD | (17/09/2001) from £9.43   |  Saving you £6.56 (69.57%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe star in Mississippi Burning, a well-intentioned and largely successful civil-rights-era thriller. Using the real-life 1964 disappearance of three civil rights workers as its inspiration, the film tells the story of two FBI men (Hackman and Dafoe, entertainingly called "Hoover Boys" by the locals) who come in to try to solve the crime. Hackman is a former small-town Mississippi sheriff himself, while Dafoe is a by-the-numbers young hotshot. (Yes, there is some tension between the two.) The movie has an interesting fatalism, as all the FBI's best efforts simply incite more and more violence--the film's message, perhaps inadvertently, seems to be that vigilantism is the only real way to get things done. The brilliant Frances McDormand, here early in her career, is not given enough to do but still does it well enough to have racked up an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. (Hackman also received a nomination for Best Actor, and the film won an Academy Award for Cinematography). Mississippi Burning is ultimately unsatisfying--it is, after all, the story of white men coming in to rescue poor blacks--but it is beautifully shot and very watchable, featuring a terrific cast playing at the top of their games. --Ali Davis, Amazon.com

  • Dead Man Walking [1996]Dead Man Walking | DVD | (17/09/2001) from £4.99   |  Saving you £13.00 (434.78%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A serious film on a serious subject, Dead Man Walking (1995) is enriched by two excellent performances: Sean Penn as a murderer and rapist facing execution on Death Row, and Susan Sarandon as a nun who visits and befriends him. Tim Robbins, the writer and director of the film (and Sarandon's husband), based the film on a true story, and there's not much narrative tension since it's obvious Penn will not escape his fate. But the film is a clear-eyed look at the realities of capital punishment and its grisly rituals, which at the same time never sentimentalises the people or the issues. There is no shying away from the evil of the murderer's acts and their effects on the victims' families, but this is balanced against the heartlessness and cynicism of those in the prison system and their political masters. It's hard to say whether the film is ultimately against capital punishment; it certainly encourages you to think for yourself. On the DVD: The image and sound quality is excellent, in widescreen ratio 16:9. There's a theatrical trailer and a TV commercial for the film, which also has language tracks in English, French and Spanish and subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Dutch and Hungarian. There's also an audio commentary on the film by director Tim Robbins which gives valuable insights into the political background of the film and the shooting process. --Ed Buscombe

  • Taking Sides [2001]Taking Sides | DVD | (05/03/2007) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-4.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Istvan Szabo's film Taking Sides - based on true events - recreates the suspenseful post-World War II interrogation of Dr Wilhelm Furtwangler (Stellan Skarsgard) the brilliant conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic who is considered by some to have been the most brilliant conductor of the 20th century. In the course of his de-Nazification by the Allies Furtwangler is forced by a tough-talking American Major (Harvey Keitel) to re-examine his role during the Third Reich in the most u

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre [Blu-ray] [2003]The Texas Chainsaw Massacre | Blu Ray | (28/10/2015) from £6.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (114.45%)   |  RRP £14.99

    In a remake of the 1974 horror classic, a handful of friends become isolated in the company of a deadly clan of cannibals.

  • Full Metal Jacket [1987]Full Metal Jacket | DVD | (01/06/2006) from £11.34   |  Saving you £2.65 (18.90%)   |  RRP £13.99

    One of a series of revisionist Vietnam cinema released in the late 1980s, Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket is essentially split into two stories linked by a number of characters. The film follows new recruit Joker (Matthew Modine) and his fellow soldiers through their basic training and into combat in Vietnam. The first half is a chilling portrayal of military brutality and de-humanisation, mainly at the hands of Sgt Hartman (played at a level of staggering intensity by ex-Marine Lee Ermey), that centres around the tragic character of Private Pyle, a young man pushed to the edge of his endurance. The tone of the film is no less harsh when transported to the combat zone as we see the results of the training process in action: the young men turned into unquestioning killing machines. Joker is perhaps the one exception, a soldier with "Born to Kill" written on his helmet who also sports a peace sign on his lapel. But the film finds itself caught in the trap of many of the war movies of the time--how to create audience empathy with characters who are essentially in the wrong. It's a dilemma that Full Metal Jacket never really solves, although as a spectacle the film is a masterpiece. Made in the days before CGI became the norm, the battle sequences--filmed, rather bizarrely, in London's Docklands before its redevelopment--are hugely realistic and are perhaps the key moments of the movie, heightening the disorientation and fear felt by the soldiers. By offering no more than a snapshot of the Vietnam conflict (the action deals with one individual skirmish), Kubrick cleverly leaves any judgement on the war to the audience, although clearly attempting to influence them. The fate of the characters who survive is also left in the balance, but we can perhaps imagine what awaits them. On the DVD: Part of a series of Kubrick DVD reissues, Full Metal Jacket has been treated to the full remastering and restoration treatment. The battle sequences have benefited the most, gaining a new audio and visual crispness and clarity that adds to their already impressive sense of realism--you can almost feel the heat searing from the screen and the explosions detonating around you. Maybe not the best war film ever made, as some may claim, but certainly one to take you right to the heart of the action. --Phil Udell

  • Dead Man Walking [Blu-ray] [1995]Dead Man Walking | Blu Ray | (28/01/2013) from £14.83   |  Saving you £-1.84 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Inspired by a true story, this provocative tale of crime and redemption earned Susan Sarandon a 1995 Oscar for Best Actress and Sean Penn an Oscar Nomination for Best Actor. Sister Helen Prejean (Sarandon) becomes the spiritual advisor to Matthew Poncelet (Penn), a vicious and complex killer awaiting execution. As she attempts to save Matthew's dark soul, she uncovers shocking truths that will rock the very foundation of her faith.

  • Sommersby [1993]Sommersby | DVD | (24/01/2000) from £10.78   |  Saving you £3.21 (29.78%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Based on the French film, The Return of Martin Guerre (which itself was based on a famous court case), this 1993 film by director Jon Amiel recasts the same essential story in post-Civil War Tennessee, in a dirt-poor town suffering the effects of the South's loss. Jodie Foster plays Laurel Sommersby, a widow whose husband died in the Civil War--or so everyone thinks. Then one day, Jack Sommersby (Richard Gere) strolls back into town and back into Laurel's bed--seemingly a very changed man. Gone is the selfish, nasty guy no one much liked. In his place is a friendly, sensitive and resourceful new Jack who not only rekindles the long-dead fire of his marriage, but revives the entire town. Except for one small catch: he may not actually be Jack Sommersby at all. Beautifully shot by Amiel (with a great assist from cameraman Philippe Rousselot) from a script by Nicholas Meyer and Sarah Kernochan, the film features a sturdy, even flinty performance by Foster and a beguiling one by Gere. Though the ending will squeeze the tear ducts, the film earns those tears. --Marshall Fine, Amazon.com

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre Beginning UncutTexas Chainsaw Massacre Beginning Uncut | DVD | (19/02/2007) from £5.99   |  Saving you £14.00 (70.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A road trip turns to horror in this terrifying slasher prequel.

  • Seven [1996]Seven | DVD | (01/10/1999) from £9.57   |  Saving you £8.42 (46.80%)   |  RRP £17.99

    The most viscerally frightening and disturbing homicidal maniac picture since The Silence of the Lambs, Seven is based on an idea that's both gruesome and ingenious. A serial killer forces each of his victims to die by acting out one of the seven deadly sins. The murder scene is then artfully arranged into a grotesque tableau, a graphic illustration of each mortal vice. From the jittery opening credits to the horrifying (and seemingly inescapable) concluding twist, director David Fincher immerses us in a murky urban twilight where everything seems to be rotting, rusting, or moulding; the air is cold and heavy with dread. Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt are the detectives who skillfully track down the killer--all the while unaware that he has been closing in on them, as well. Gwyneth Paltrow and Kevin Spacey are also featured, but it is director Fincher and the ominous, overwhelmingly oppressive atmosphere of doom that he creates that are the real stars of the film. It's a terrific date movie--for vampires. --Jim Emerson

  • Murder In The First [1995]Murder In The First | DVD | (19/07/2004) from £12.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Christian Slater and Kevin Bacon star in this inspiring true story about two men who formed an unlikely friendship and fought against all odds to break an inhumane and unjust system. Alcatraz - the most feared prison in the world where no man has ever escaped with his life. Henri Young is caught attempting this impossible task and is condemned to the ""hole"" - a six by nine foot dungeon with no light or heat for ""rehabilition"". For three long years he is left naked to rot in solitary

  • Toy Story [1996]Toy Story | DVD | (06/11/2000) from £12.99   |  Saving you £-2.01 (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.99

    The toys celebrate their 10th birthday with this amazing double pack set.

  • 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.

  • Space - Above and Beyond - The Pilot Episode [DVD]Space - Above and Beyond - The Pilot Episode | DVD | (30/04/2012) from £6.39   |  Saving you £6.60 (50.80%)   |  RRP £12.99

    It's the year 2063. After 150 years of deep space exploration, the people of Earth feel certain they are alone in the universe. Then word comes that two Earth outposts, light-years away from home have been brutally attacked by an advanced alien civilization. Now the new young recruits of the United States Marine Corps Space Aviator Cavalry are heading for the front lines of space in the toughest battle the world has ever faced. Thrust into an intergalactic war beyond imagination, these untested fighter pilots suddenly find themselves waging a life and death struggle to protect Earth and to save mankind from total annihilation. Special Features: Audio Commentary with Series Creators Glen Morgan, James Wong and Cast and Crew.

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