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  • Out Of Africa [1986]Out Of Africa | DVD | (21/01/2002) from £6.77   |  Saving you £10.48 (190.20%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Out of Africa seems to have slipped more readily from public memory than other comparably lauded films. Yet Sidney Pollack's panoramic treatment of Karen Blixen's novel has retained its atmosphere and slow-burning emotion, and deserves reassessment. Meryl Streep is in her possibly most involving starring role as Baroness Karen Blixen, Danish free spirit whose ill-fated venture at the beginning of World War One to run a coffee plantation in Kenya is overlaid by her intimate yet distant relationship with adventurer and idealist Denys Finch Hatton, unselfconsciously portrayed by Robert Redford. Klaus Maria Brandauer puts in a rare and convincing English-language appearance as the amoral but charming womaniser Baron Bror Blixen. The film is tellingly held together by Kurt Luedke's finely honed screenplay, and John Barry's sumptuously expressive score. On the DVD: The anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen format reproduces superbly, as does the 4.1 discrete audio. 18 access points are provided, with printed and aural subtitles in English only. Pollack's feature commentary is amusing enough on a single run-through, but an on-location documentary would have been preferable. Production notes and biographies are very adequate, though the theatrical trailer reproduction is notably inferior. No matter, this is a major film, well worth the transfer to DVD.--Richard Whitehouse

  • Out Of Africa (Special Edition) [1985]Out Of Africa (Special Edition) | DVD | (21/02/2005) from £9.70   |  Saving you £8.29 (46.10%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Sydney Pollack's 1985 multiple-Oscar winner is a sumptuous and emotionally satisfying film about the life of Danish writer Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep), better known as Isak Dinesen, who travels to Kenya to be with her German husband (Klaus Maria Brandauer) but falls for an English adventurer (Robert Redford). The film is slow in developing the relationship, but it is rich in beautiful images of Africa and in the romantic tone surrounding Blixen's gradual discovery of her life and voice. One downside: while we may all love Redford, he is as convincingly British as Kevin Costner is in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. --Tom Keogh

  • Jennie - Lady Randolph Churchill - The Complete Series [DVD] [1974]Jennie - Lady Randolph Churchill - The Complete Series | DVD | (27/07/2009) from £7.19   |  Saving you £12.80 (178.02%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Jennie - Lady Randolph Churchill: The Complete Series (2 Disc)

  • Georgy Girl [1966]Georgy Girl | DVD | (02/05/2005) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Available for the first time on DVD! The wildest thing to hit the world since the mini-skirt! Lynn Redgrave stars as the homely girl who takes on the role of mother to her beautiful roommate's unwanted baby. With her father's employer trying to take her on as a mistress and her roommate's husband taking her on as an easy lover Redgrave's Georgy navigates the narrows between prostitution and purity as she tries to hang on to the baby she has grown to love...

  • The Virgin Soldiers [DVD] [1970]The Virgin Soldiers | DVD | (07/10/2013) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The Virgin Soldiers is a bawdy look at life in Britain's conscript army of the 50s, and how their 'virgin soldiers' spent two years defending King and country. Take Private Brigg (Hywel Bennett), for example, when he's not filling in forms or engaging the Malaysian bandits, he's out on manoeuvers with a Chinese dance-hall girl named Juicy Lucy (Tsai Chin). She is supposed to be a lady of easy virtue but, to Brigg's delight, she proves to be a lady of no virtue at all. Brigg also sets out on t...

  • The Virgin Soldiers [1969]The Virgin Soldiers | DVD | (10/01/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Available for the first time on DVD! The Virgin Soldiers is a bawdy look at life in Britain's conscript army of the 50s and how their ""virgin soldiers"" spent two years defending King and country. Take Private Brigg (Hywel Bennett) for example when he's not filling in forms or engaging the Malaysian bandits he's out on manoeuvers with a Chinese dance-hall girl named Juicy Lucy (Tsai Chin). She is supposed to be a lady of easy virtue but to Brigg's delight she proves to be a lady

  • Tales Of The Unexpected - The Complete Fourth SeriesTales Of The Unexpected - The Complete Fourth Series | DVD | (02/07/2007) from £21.92   |  Saving you £3.07 (14.01%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Roald Dahl's chillingly brilliant anthology series Tales of the Unexpected makes an expected return to DVD. Although widely-regarded as one of the greatest children's authors of all-time Roald Dahl also wrote chilling adult fiction taking the twisted ideas used to entertain children and thrilling adults with similar themes. Much-gossiped about in its day the surprising stories - usually with a sting in the tale - enthralled a nation the moment the iconic titles started. Episodes Comprise: 1. Would You Believe It? 2. Vicious Circle 3. The Boy Who Talked With Animals 4. The Best Of Everything 5. A Woman's Help 6. Shatterproof 7. The Sound Machine 8. Never Speak Ill Of The Dead 9. The Best Policy 10. The Last Bottle In The World 11. Kindly Dig Your Own Grave 12. Completely Foolproof 13. There's One Born Every Minute 14. Bosom Friends 15. A Glowing Future 16. The Way To Do It 17. Hijack

  • Love For Lydia - Episodes 6 To 9 [1977]Love For Lydia - Episodes 6 To 9 | DVD | (10/05/2004) from £9.49   |  Saving you £10.50 (52.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Set in the late 1920's Lydia Aspen is a provincial heiress who develops from a bashful teenager to a wild flapper while toying with the affections of the men who are around her.

  • Curse Of The FlyCurse Of The Fly | DVD | (03/07/2006) from £11.30   |  Saving you £1.69 (13.00%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The conclusion to the terrifying story of the Delambre family in which three descendants of the original teleportation scientist (the son and two grandsons) continue the experiments in an effort to perfect the machine...

  • Love For Lydia - Episodes 1 To 5 [1977]Love For Lydia - Episodes 1 To 5 | DVD | (19/04/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The first five episodes of the lavish ITV costume drama series set in the late 1920s as Lydia Aspen a provincial heiress who develops from an awkward teenager into a wild flapper toys with the affections of the men around her...

  • Love For Lydia - Episodes 10 To 13 [1977]Love For Lydia - Episodes 10 To 13 | DVD | (14/06/2004) from £14.74   |  Saving you £5.25 (26.30%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Set in the late 1920's Lydia Aspen is a provincial heiress who develops from a bashful teenager to a wild flapper while toying with the affections of the men who are around her. Originally broadcast on ITV this double DVD presents the final four episodes of the lavish costume drama.

  • Out Of Africa [1985]Out Of Africa | DVD | (20/02/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Sydney Pollack directs this sweeping romantic drama based on the memoirs of Danish writer Isak Dinesen. Meryl Streep stars as Karen Blixen the restless wife of European aristocrat and plantation owner Baron Bror Blixen (Brandauer). When Bror departs to hunt big game and chase women the running of their East African coffee plantation falls to Karen. She throws herself into this task with the same determination and spirit she brings to her passionate but sporadic affair with free-sp

  • Out Of Africa (Limited Collector's Edition) [1985]Out Of Africa (Limited Collector's Edition) | DVD | (28/02/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £34.99

    Sydney Pollack directs this sweeping romantic drama based on the memoirs of Danish writer Isak Dinesen. Meryl Streep stars as Karen Blixen the restless wife of European aristocrat and plantation owner Baron Bror Blixen (Brandauer). When Bror departs to hunt big game and chase women the running of their East African coffee plantation falls to Karen. She throws herself into this task with the same determination and spirit she brings to her passionate but sporadic affair with free-spirited British hunter Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford). While enduring her husband's infidelities and the eventual destruction of their beloved land she entertains Denys and befriends the workers. Hatton shares Karen's profound love for the African landscape but is unwilling to sacrifice his independence for their relationship...

  • Out Of Africa [1985]Out Of Africa | DVD | (06/02/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Sydney Pollack directs this sweeping romantic drama based on the memoirs of Danish writer Isak Dinesen. Meryl Streep stars as Karen Blixen the restless wife of European aristocrat and plantation owner Baron Bror Blixen (Brandauer). When Bror departs to hunt big game and chase women the running of their East African coffee plantation falls to Karen. She throws herself into this task with the same determination and spirit she brings to her passionate but sporadic affair with free-s

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