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  • Fixed Bayonets! (1951) [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD)Fixed Bayonets! (1951) | Blu Ray | (15/02/2016) from £24.28   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Samuel Fuller writes and directs this unsentimental portrait of life for a platoon of weary soldiers in the Korean War. With an American division of 15,000 men trapped and ammunition running low, a plan is hatched to fool the enemy into believing they are still in place while they make a hasty retreat. To do this, a small party is ordered to stand guard while the main troops leave, with a reluctant Corporal Denno (Richard Basehart) soon forced to assume command, as one by one his superior officers are killed.Based on: The novel by John Brophy Technical Specs: Languages(s): EnglishHard of Hearing Subtitles: EnglishInteractive MenuScreen ratio 1:1.33 Extras included: BookletCommentary: Adrian MartinImage GalleryTrailers

  • La Strada [DVD] [1954]La Strada | DVD | (19/06/2017) from £12.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Considered by many to be Federico Fellini's most beautiful and powerful film, La Strada was the first film to reveal the range of Guilietta Masina, whose poignant performance as the childlike Gelsomina recalls Chaplin's Little Tramp. The bubbly, waiflike Gelsomina is a simpleton sold to the gruff, bullying circus strongman Zampanò (Anthony Quinn) as a servant and assistant. Treated no better than an animal, Gelsomina nonetheless falls in love with the brute Zampano. When they join a small circus they meet Il Matto (Richard Basehart), a clown who enchants Gelsomina and relentlessly taunts Zampanograve;, whose inability to control his hatred of Il Matto (literally, "the Fool") leads to their expulsion from the circus and eventually to the film's fateful conclusion. Masina is heartbreaking as the wide-eyed innocent, whose generous spirit and love of life leads her to try to "save" Quinn's unfeeling, brutal Zampanò. Though the film resonates with mythic and biblical dimensions, Fellini never loses sight of his characters, lovingly painted in all their frailties and failings. Fellini's lyrical style reaches back to the simple beauty of his neorealist films and looks ahead to the impressionistic fantasies of later films, but at this unique period in Fellini's career, they combine to create a poetic, tragic masterpiece. --Sean Axmaker

  • Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea The Complete Series 1-4 [DVD]Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea The Complete Series 1-4 | DVD | (26/03/2012) from £38.49   |  Saving you £51.50 (133.80%)   |  RRP £89.99

    Below the surface lies a world of adventure!The Complete Collection consists of the 4 seasons, on 31 discs in one box set for the very first time in the UK.Join Admiral Nelson (Richard Basehart), Captain Crane (David Hedison) and the rest of the crew aboard the Seaview, the earth's most powerful nuclear submarine, and dive deep into the unknown in this Complete Collection.

  • Il Bidone (Masters of Cinema) (Blu-ray)Il Bidone (Masters of Cinema) (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (30/12/2013) from £18.88   |  Saving you £1.11 (5.88%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Federico Fellini followed up his iconic breakthrough La strada with this brilliant drama - an unsparing look at the dog-eat-dog values of post war Italian society that nonetheless manages to navigate expertly between the lightly comic and the emotionally stark to become one of his richest most moving works. Il bidone [The Swindle] follows three small-time conmen - the ageing Augusto (Broderick Crawford) Picasso (Richard Basehart) and Roberto (Franco Fabrizi) - as they prey upon the poor and gullible for modest gains. However once Augusto is unexpectedly reunited with his daughter now struggling with her studies the moral and emotional demands of his lifestyle begin to take their toll sooner than he had anticipated. With its masterful set pieces and host of superb performances (including the director's wife and muse Giuletta Masina) this forms the centrepiece of what has been termed Fellini's Trilogy of Loneliness (with bookending films La strada and Le notti di Cabiria) and may be the darkest examination of human nature he ever attempted. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this long-undervalued classic in a new high-definition restoration. Special Features: Beautiful new high-definition master with the film appearing in 1080p Optional English subtitles Original theatrical trailer 36-Page Booklet featuring the words of Federico Fellini rare imagery and more! More to be announced!

  • La Strada [Blu-ray] [1954]La Strada | Blu Ray | (19/06/2017) from £14.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Regarded by some as Federico Fellini's finest work, and the winner of the first Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film, La Strada is a masterpiece of 20th Century filmmaking. Sold by her impoverished mother to Zampano (Anthony Quinn), a brutish fairground wrestler, waif-like Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina) lives a life of drudgery as his assistant. After taking to the road with a travelling circus, a budding relationship with Il Matto/The Fool (Richard Basehart), a gentle-natured, tightrope walking clown, offers a potential refuge from her master's clutches. Trapped by her own servile nature, Gelsomina waivers, and Zampano's volcanic temper erupts with tragic consequences. SPECIAL FEATURES: New Interview with director Julian Jarrold New Interview with Peter Matthews, Senior Lecturer, Film & Television, London College of Communication The Guardian Interview: Anthony Quinn (recorded at the BFI in 1995) Giulietta Masina 1955 Cannes interview Audio commentary by Chris Weigand on selected scenes

  • Knight Rider - The Complete Collection [Blu-ray]Knight Rider - The Complete Collection | Blu Ray | (28/11/2016) from £88.99   |  Saving you £61.00 (68.55%)   |  RRP £149.99

    Michael Knight, a detective thought to be dead, is given a new face and identity. His assignment to fight crime with the help of an artificially intelligent, talking car named K.I.T.T., a high-speed, futuristic weapon outfitted with high-tech gadgets and a personality of its own. Driven by justice, they set out to take down criminals who operate above the law.

  • The Ultimate Film Noir CollectionThe Ultimate Film Noir Collection | DVD | (04/09/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Ten classic film noirs in this gripping 5 disc collection! Disc 1: Scarlet Street / Robinson / Detour Disc 2: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers / Whistle Stop Disc 3: He Walked By Night / Trapped Disc 4: Impact / D.O.A. Disc 5: Quicksand / The Hitchhiker

  • Hammer Volume Five: Death & Deceit  (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] [2020]Hammer Volume Five: Death & Deceit (Limited Edition) | Blu Ray | (30/03/2020) from £37.54   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Hammer Volume Five: Death & Deceit collects four films from the early sixties which found the studio looking beyond the horror genre for its next box-office success. Visa to Canton (1961, released in the US as Passport to China) is a torn-from-the-headlines spy thriller; The Pirates of Blood River (1962), starring Kerwin Mathews (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad) and Christopher Lee (The Face of Fu Manchu), is a swashbuckling adventure; The Scarlet Blade (1963, released in the US as The Crimson Blade) is an English Civil War-set actioner which follows the fortunes of Cromwell's Roundheads; and The Brigand of Kandahar (1965) takes Hammer to the North-West Frontier for an action-adventure starring Ronald Lewis (Taste of Fear) and Oliver Reed (The System). All four films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, while Visa to Canton, The Scarlet Blade and The Brigand of Kandahar make their world Blu-ray premieres. Extras INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES: VISA TO CANTON High Definition remaster Original mono audio Two presentations of the film: Visa to Canton, and Passport to China, with the alternative US titles Audio commentary with film historian Kevin Lyons (2020) Hammer's Women: Lisa Gastoni (2020): profile of the Hammer star by critic and writer Virginie Sélavy Ticket to Ride (2020): film historian Vic Pratt discusses ethnocentrism in sixties British cinema David Huckvale on Edwin Astley (2020): appreciation of the film's score by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Josephine Botting, an account of the RB-47 affair which inspired Visa to Canton, an overview of promotional materials, and film credits World premiere on Blu-ray THE PIRATES OF BLOOD RIVER High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary with screenwriter Jimmy Sangster, art director Don Mingaye and Hammer historian Marcus Hearn (2008) Hammer's Women: Marla Landi (2020): profile of the Hammer star by film historian Kat Ellinger Stephen Laws Introduces ˜The Pirates of Blood River' (2020): an appreciation by the acclaimed horror author Andrew Keir at the Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films (1993): archival video recording of the acclaimed actor in conversation with Stephen Laws Did I Write That? (2020): Jonathan Rigby, author of English Gothic, discusses the career of Jimmy Sangster David Huckvale on Gary Hughes (2020): appreciation of the film's score by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde Yes, We Have No Piranhas (2020): video essay on the censorship history of The Pirates of Blood River Original theatrical trailer Brian Trenchard-Smith trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Lindsay Hallam, Jimmy Sangster on The Pirates of Blood River, a selection of promotional materials, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray THE SCARLET BLADE High Definition remaster Original mono audio Two presentations of the film: The Scarlet Blade, and The Crimson Blade, with the alternative US titles Audio commentary with film historian Kevin Lyons (2020) Hammer's Women: June Thorburn (2020): profile of the Hammer star by film historian Josephine Botting Stephen Laws Introduces ˜The Scarlet Blade' (2020): an appreciation by the acclaimed horror author Interviews with Hugh Harlow and Pauline Wise (2020): the second assistant director and continuity person discuss the making of The Scarlet Blade Almost an Auteur (2020): horror author and critic Kim Newman on the eclectic career of writer-director John Gilling David Huckvale on Gary Hughes (2020): appreciation of the film's score by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde Original US theatrical trailer Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Neil Sinyard, an extract from Oliver Reed's autobiography, a selection of promotional materials, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits World premiere on Blu-ray THE BRIGAND OF KANDAHAR High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary with film historian Vic Pratt (2020) Hammer's Women: Yvonne Romain (2020): profile of the Hammer star by film historian Melanie Williams Stephen Laws Introduces ˜The Brigand of Kandahar' (2020): an appreciation by the acclaimed horror author Swashbuckling (2020): writer and historian Neil Sinyard looks at writer-director John Gilling's films for Hammer David Huckvale on Don Banks (2020): appreciation of the film's score by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Naman Ramachandran, an extensive selection of promotional materials, and film credits World premiere on Blu-ray

  • Sole Survivor - Collectors Edition (Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD)Sole Survivor - Collectors Edition (Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD) | Blu Ray | (17/04/2019) from £12.09   |  Saving you £10.90 (90.16%)   |  RRP £22.99

    A plane is damaged during a World War II bombing mission. The plane's navigator, Russell Hamner (Richard Basehart), panics and bails out, causing the plane to crash in the Libyan desert, killing everyone else aboard. Years later, after Hamner is promoted to general, an oil scout discovers the plane's wreckage, which remains haunted by the ghosts' of its former crew. Two officers (William Shatner, Vince Edwards) are tasked with investigating the wreckage while Hamner covers his tracks.

  • Being There [1979]Being There | DVD | (10/02/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Hal Ashby's much-praised Being There stars Peter Sellers in what was perhaps his finest comic performance. Chance the gardener has spent his entire life in an old man's house and has no idea of the world outside except for what television has given him. Sellers manages to make his innocence touching and oddly impressive rather than an offensive exploitation of disability. Jerzy Kozinski's screenplay neither entirely endorses nor discounts the twin possibilities that Chance's simplicity and closeness to the natural world give him access to real wisdom, or that he is simply a blank on whom people project what they want to see and hear. What is clear is that he gives his dying friend Ben (Jack Warden) peace of mind and consoles Ben's wife (Shirley Maclaine). Whether he's being groomed for the Presidency or appearing to walk on water, he always does something right, and the same is true for Sellers' minimalist performance. On the DVD: Being There is presented in a widescreen visual aspect of 1.85:1 and has 1.0 Dolby Digital mono sound; it comes with the original theatrical trailer, information about the stars and director and a list of the film's awards. --Roz Kaveny

  • Knight Rider - Series 1Knight Rider - Series 1 | DVD | (13/09/2004) from £9.99   |  Saving you £40.00 (80.00%)   |  RRP £49.99

    One man can make a difference," intones a dying millionaire--well, one man and a superduper car, backed with millions of dollars! Welcome to the deliciously ridiculous world of Knight Rider, the early '80s TV series that launched the career of David Hasselhoff and his magnificent coif (both later seen in the insanely popular Baywatch). After being shot in the face, detective Michael Long is revived as Michael Knight (Hasselhoff) and partnered with an indestructible talking car called K.I.T.T. (voiced by William Daniels). The duo travel around the country solving crimes--basically, it's The Lone Ranger with the car as Silver and Tonto combined. Supported by finicky British executive Devon Myles (Edward Mulhare, actually an Irishman) and sexy engineer Bonnie Barstow (Patricia McPherson), Knight and K.I.T.T. take on everything from motorcycle gangs to corporate crooks to K.I.T.T.'s own evil twin, K.A.R.R. Like any good cheese, Knight Rider has only grown more pungent with age. Decked out in alarming '80s fashions (check out that blue Members Only jacket in the pilot), earnestly spouting some of the worst dialogue in the history of television, the absurdly handsome Hasselhoff radiates the unique charisma that's made him a cult figure in Germany. In addition to the 21 episodes of the first season, Knight Rider: Season One includes a 1991 TV movie, Knight Rider 2000, that tried to launch a revamped series set in the near future (lacking the cheerful touch of creator Glen Larson, the attempt sank into oblivion) and brief interview footage (including Hasselhoff describing when he read the original script: "It was glowing in my hands. This was gold.") It's unlikely this boxed set will appeal to anyone who didn't become a fan of the show at an impressionable age, but for those fans, Knight Rider: Season One is gold. --Bret Fetzer

  • Columbo - Series 2Columbo - Series 2 | DVD | (18/07/2005) from £33.73   |  Saving you £-5.74 (-20.50%)   |  RRP £27.99

    ""Oh just one more thing..."" Peter Falk returns as Lt. Columbo for the complete second season which includes guest stars Robert Culp Valerie Harper Dean Stockwell Leonard Nimoy Martin Landau and Marc Singer and two episodes written by Stephen Boccho (Murder One). Expect plenty of cigar-chewing slouching and suspects being questioned about their shoes! Episodes comprise: 1. tude in Black 2. The Greenhouse Jungle 3. The Most Crucial Game 4. Dagger of the

  • Moby Dick [DVD] [2019]Moby Dick | DVD | (11/11/2019) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    John Huston's 1956 classic, Moby Dick, is one of the great epic adventure movies. Adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and starring Gregory Peck and Orson Welles, this is the tale of Capt. Ahab who has a vendetta against Moby Dick, the great white whale responsible for taking his leg. He sets out on a treacherous sea voyage aboard The Pequod, along with a crew including Starbuck (Leo Genn), Father Mapple (Orson Welles) and Ishmael (Richard Basehart), to hunt down the elusive beast. With reckless abandon, Ahab leads the crew on his obsessive and suicidal quest, anxious for a final showdown with the legendary white whale. Extras: Interview with Script Supervisor to Moby Dick and many more John Huston films - Angela Allen Audio commentary with film historians Julie Kirgo, Paul Seydor and Nick Redman A Bleached Whale - Recreating the Unique Colour of Moby Dick (5:41 featurette) Original theatrical trailer Behind the scenes stills gallery

  • Moby Dick [DVD]Moby Dick | DVD | (26/10/2015) from £10.98   |  Saving you £7.01 (39.00%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Acclaimed director John Huston’s (The African Queen, The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo) authorative, masterly version of Herman Melville’s fabled novel is cinema at its most spectacular. Intelligently adapted by novelist Ray Bradbury, MOBY DICK draws upon the narration of the surviving shipmate of a terrible tragedy to tell the classic tale of Captain Ahab’s (Gregory Peck) obsessive hunt for the great white whale that has dictated his destiny ever since leaving him a peg-legged cripple. In a perilous journey that will take Ahab and his crew to the ends of the earth, no sacrifice is too great in Ahab’s thirst for bloody revenge. Stunningly shot and impressively staged – MOBY DICK is an exciting, epic work bolstered by first rate performances (as Father Mapple Orson Welles delivers a charismatic, show-stopping cameo) and Huston’s audacious vision

  • Moby Dick [Blu-ray] [2019]Moby Dick | Blu Ray | (11/11/2019) from £12.09   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    John Huston's 1956 classic, Moby Dick, is one of the great epic adventure movies. Adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and starring Gregory Peck and Orson Welles, this is the tale of Capt. Ahab who has a vendetta against Moby Dick, the great white whale responsible for taking his leg. He sets out on a treacherous sea voyage aboard The Pequod, along with a crew including Starbuck (Leo Genn), Father Mapple (Orson Welles) and Ishmael (Richard Basehart), to hunt down the elusive beast. With reckless abandon, Ahab leads the crew on his obsessive and suicidal quest, anxious for a final showdown with the legendary white whale. Extras: Interview with Script Supervisor to Moby Dick and many more John Huston films - Angela Allen Audio commentary with film historians Julie Kirgo, Paul Seydor and Nick Redman A Bleached Whale - Recreating the Unique Colour of Moby Dick (5:41 featurette) Original theatrical trailer Behind the scenes stills gallery

  • Satan Bug [Blu-ray] [1965]Satan Bug | Blu Ray | (22/09/2015) from £32.25   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Knight RiderKnight Rider | DVD | (09/04/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    1: Pilot (Feature length) Police Officer Michael Long is shot and left for dead. A metal plate in his head from a previous injury deflects the bullet. Dying millionaire Wilton Knight provides Michael with a new name a new face and a new car. In return Michael must help the Foundation for Law and Government bring criminals to justice - criminals who operate beyond the reach of the law. 2: Chariots of Gold Bonnie is accepted into an elite society for brilliant thinkers only to

  • The Good Die Young [1954]The Good Die Young | DVD | (06/09/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A fallen aristocrat with a mountainous gambling debt enlists three men with similar financial instabilities to assist him in a mail van robbery.

  • Moby DickMoby Dick | DVD | (10/05/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Consumed by an unquenchable rage Captain Ahab (Gregory Peck) has but one purpose; revenge on Moby Dick the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him. The obsessed skipper of a whaling boat Ahab uses his command as an excuse to sail the seven seas in an unrelenting search of his prey. Battling a mutinous crew tropical heat and violent storms Ahab finally catches up to his quarry and begins a confrontation that culminates in an epic struggle of non-stop fury...and inevitable

  • Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea - Series Two [DVD]Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea - Series Two | DVD | (13/06/2011) from £39.13   |  Saving you £0.86 (2.20%)   |  RRP £39.99

    The SSRN Seaview the world's most technologically advanced submarine is back and more powerful than ever - now housing the spectacular Flying Sub! Climb aboard with Admiral Nelson (Richard Basehart) Captain Crane (David Hedison) and their crew as they brave hostile waters and explore uncharted depths protecting the world from sinister foreign agents deadly sea creatures and evil scientists bent on world domination! The second series of Irwin Allen's sci-fi TV classic comes to you in glorious colour for the first time. Filled with espionage action sci-fi and suspense Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea is a true TV classic... Prepare to dive!

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