"Actor: Richard Burton"

  • Equus (Blu-ray)Equus (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (17/08/2020) from £16.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Alan Strang (Peter Firth) is a troubled teenager who suffers from an uncontrollable urge to blind horses. In court, facing prosecution for his actions, psychiatrist Dr Martin Dysart (Richard Burton) attempts to unravel the root causes of Alan's pathologic affliction. Adapted by Peter Shaffer from his own landmark, Tony-winning play, Equus is a gripping psychological thriller exploring how corrupted ideals can lead to grave consequences. Special Features: To Be Confirmed ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with new essays

  • The Robe [DVD] [1953]The Robe | DVD | (12/03/2012) from £7.98   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The Robe was designed by 20th Century-Fox to show off the wonders of CinemaScope, and taken simply as a vehicle for widescreen photography the movie is undeniably a visual treat. Perhaps the clumsy early 'Scope cameras were partly to blame, but from any other perspective--plot, dialogue and acting--The Robe is a flat, overly reverential and turgid piece of film making. Richard Burton is the Roman Centurion on duty at Christ's crucifixion who bets on and wins Jesus' robe, then spends the rest of the movie agonising about becoming a Christian. Victor Mature is his sanctimonious slave Demetrius. So confident were the producers of box-office success that they commissioned the sequel, Demetrius and the Gladiators, even before The Robe had been released. --Mark Walker

  • Where Eagles Dare [1968]Where Eagles Dare | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (180.36%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Scorned by reviewers when it came out, Where Eagles Dare has acquired a cult following over the years for its unashamed and highly concentrated dose of commando death-dealing to legions of Nazi machine-gun fodder. In 1968 Clint Eastwood was just getting used to the notion that he might be a world-class movie star; Richard Burton, whose image had been shaped equally by classical theatre and his headline-making romance with Elizabeth Taylor, was eager to try his hand at the action genre. Author Alistair MacLean's novel The Guns of Navarone had inspired the film that started the 1960s vogue for World War II military capers, so he was prevailed upon to write the screenplay (his first). The central location, an impregnable Alpine stronghold locked in ice and snow, is surpassing cool, but the plot and action are ultra-mechanical, and the switcheroo gamesmanship of just who is the undercover double (triple?) agent on the mission becomes aggressively silly. --Richard T Jameson

  • The Longest Day [Blu-ray]The Longest Day | Blu Ray | (01/01/2009) from £6.29   |  Saving you £16.70 (72.60%)   |  RRP £22.99

    On June 6 1944 the Allied Invasion of France marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination over Europe. The attack involved 3 000 000 men 11 000 planes and 4 000 ships comprising the largest armada the world has ever seen. Presented in its original black & white version The Longest Day is a vivid hour-by-hour re-creation of this historic event. Featuring a stellar international cast and told from the perspectives of both sides it is a fascinating look at the massive preparations mistakes and random events that determined the outcome of one of the biggest battles in history. Winner of two Oscars (Special Effects and Cinematography) The Longest Day ranks as one of Hollywood's truly great war films.

  • Villain [Blu-ray] [2020]Villain | Blu Ray | (30/03/2020) from £10.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    1971 British gangster drama VILLAIN is directed by Michael Tuchner, his feature film debut. Starring Richard Burton (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) as a sadistic London gang leader inspired by Ronnie Kray, the film is based on James Barlow's 1968 book Burden of Proof. East end gang chief Vic Dakin is a violent psychopath who lives with his mother (Cathleen Nesbitt, An Affair to Remember) whilst making a living by running a prosperous protection racket. After a tip off for a potential payroll heist opportunity, Dakin starts planning the job, bringing in a gang from the criminal underworld alongside associate Wolfe Lissner (Ian McShane, John Wick). Detective Inspector Robert Matthews (Nigel Davenport, Chariots of Fire) has been tasked to arrest Dakin when he makes his first mistake and is watching his every move, determined to catch him in the act. When a gang member is hospitalised and Matthews is closing in, can Dakin silence him before he confesses all? Extras: New: Interview with Ian McShane New: Interview with cultural historian Matthew Sweet Original Trailer Behind the scenes stills gallery

  • Bible / The Robe / Demetrius And The Gladiators [1966]Bible / The Robe / Demetrius And The Gladiators | DVD | (06/09/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The Bible - In The Beginning The greatest stories of the Old Testament are brought to the screen with astounding scope and power in this international film which depicts the first 22 chapters of Genesis. This is the spectacular story of man's creation his fall his survival and his indomitable faith in the future. Matching the epic scale of the production are performances by George C. Scott as Abraham Ava Gardner as Sarah and Peter O'Toole as the haunting presence of the Angel of God. The legendary John Huston directs and delivers a commanding performance as Noah. From the film's opening amidst cosmic chaos to its lingering message of hope and salvation The Bible stands as a monumental motion picture achievement. The Robe The first movie ever filmed in CinemaScope The Robe was nominated for five Academy Awards in 1953 including Best Picture for Richard Burton. Burton stars as Marcellus Gallio the Roman centurion charged with overseeing the crucifixion of Christ. But when he wins Christ's robe in a gambling game at the foot of the cross his life is forever changed. Its inspired story set to a spectacular score and featuring an all-star cast including Victor Mature and Jean Simmons The Robe remains one of the screen's greatest biblical epics. Demetrius And The Gladiators This enormously successful sequel to The Robe continues the story of Demetrius (Victor Mature) the Greek slave who after the death of his master is sentenced to train as a gladiator in the Roman arena. There his newfound Christian faith is put to the test when he has to contend not only with the swordsmen and wild beasts of the arena but also the evil and sensuous Messalina (Susan Hayward) and the mad emperor Caligula (Jay Robinson). Crammed with astonishing action and fight sequences this heroic epic is not to be missed!

  • The Wild Geese [DVD] [1978]The Wild Geese | DVD | (15/02/2010) from £4.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (160.32%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Film Legends Richard Burton (Where Eagles Dare Cleopatra) Roger Moore (James Bond the Spy who Loved Me) and Richard Harris (Gladiator Unforgiven) lead 'The Wild Geese' a group of crack mercenaries who land in a remote and hostile corner of Africa to free the popular leader of the resistance from a heavily guarded prison. However sinister forces in the corridors of power have done a deal with the corrupt government leaving the mercenaries stranded their escape route cut off. Forced to flee across treacherous terrain they battle the marauding armies who will stop at nothing to prevent them completing their mission.

  • Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? [DVD] [1966]Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? | DVD | (12/10/2009) from £7.99   |  Saving you £4.00 (66.78%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are ideal as malevolent marrieds Martha and George in first-time film director Mike Nichols' searing film of Edward Albee's groundbreaking Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Taylor won her second Academy Award'' (and New York Film Critics National Board of Review and British Film Academy Best Actress Awards). Burton matches her as her emotionally spent spouse. And George Segal and Best Supporting Actress Oscar'' winner Sandy Dennis score as another couple straying into their destructive path. The movie won a total of five Academy Awards'' and remains after 40 years a taboo-toppling landmark.

  • Anne Of The Thousand Days [1969]Anne Of The Thousand Days | DVD | (06/03/2006) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    He was King. She was barely 18. And in their thousand days they played out the most passionate and shocking love story in history! This lush perfectly cast 1969 drama concerns both a doomed royal love affair and a pivotal moment in British history. Based on Maxwell Anderson's 1948 play Anne of the Thousand Days concerns the mess that surrounded King Henry VIII's decision to rid himself of his first wife Catherine of Aragon (Irene Papas) and marry the young Anne Boleyn (G

  • The Longest Day - Single Disc Edition [1962]The Longest Day - Single Disc Edition | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (200.33%)   |  RRP £17.99

    On June 6 1944 the Allied Invasion of France marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination over Europe. The attack involved 3 000 000 men 11 000 planes and 4 000 ships comprising the largest armada the world has ever seen. Presented in its original black & white version 'The Longest Day' is a vivid hour-by-hour re-creation of this historic event. Featuring a stellar international cast and told from the perspectives of both sides it is a fascinating look at the massive

  • Assault On Precinct 13 [Blu-ray]Assault On Precinct 13 | Blu Ray | (09/01/2017) from £14.09   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    John Carpenter's Assault On Precinct 13 is a riveting low-budget thriller from 1976, in which a nearly abandoned police station is held under siege by a heavily armed gang called Street Thunder. Inside the station, cut off from contact and isolated, convicts heading for death row and the cops must now join forces or die. That's the basic plot, but what Carpenter does with it is remarkable. Drawing specific inspiration from the classic Howard Hawks Western Rio Bravo (which included a similar siege on disadvantaged heroes), Carpenter used his simple setting for a tense, tightly constructed series of action sequences, emphasising low-key character development and escalating tension. Few who've seen the film can forget the "ice cream cone" scene in which a young girl is caught up in the action by patronising a seemingly harmless ice cream van. It's here, and in other equally memorable scenes, that Carpenter demonstrates his knack for injecting terror into the mundane details of daily life, propelling this potent thriller to cult favourite status and long-standing critical acclaim. From this Carpenter went on to make the original Halloween, one of the most profitable independent films of all time. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • 1984 [DVD]1984 | DVD | (07/04/2014) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    In a holocaustic future world, perpetually at war, where failure to conform is the ultimate crime, Winston Smith (John Hurt) rewrites history books and finds himself dreaming of escape from the all-seeing eyes of the Authorities. He embarks on a passionate (and illegal) affair with a young woman (Suzanna Hamilton) but they are soon caught and Smith undergoes a nightmarish brainwashing at the hands of the chief inquisitor O'Brien (Richard Burton).

  • Spy Who Came In From The ColdSpy Who Came In From The Cold | DVD | (06/11/2006) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Oscar nominee Richard Burton is a burnt-out British agent who refuses to ""come in from the cold"" to take a desk job-but instead launches into the most dangerous assignment of his career stalking East German agent Oskar Werner. John Le Carre's best-selling novel provides the basis for this breathtaking thriller of espionage intrigue crosses and double crosses. First-rate performances from the entire cast are matched by a tension-packed and brilliantly plotted screenplay with masterful direction from Martin Ritt.

  • The Robe [1953]The Robe | DVD | (04/07/2005) from £6.73   |  Saving you £6.26 (48.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The first movie ever filmed in CinemaScope The Robe was nominated for five Academy Awards in 1953 including Best Picture and Best Actor for Richard Burton. Burton stars as Marcellus Gallio the Roman centurion charged with overseeing the crucifixion. But when he wins Christ's robe in a gambling game at the foot of the cross his life is changed forever. With its inspired story set to a spectacular score and featuring an all-star cast including Victor Mature and Jean Simmon

  • Raid On Rommel [1971]Raid On Rommel | DVD | (06/10/2003) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    British intelligence officer Richard Burton poses as a high-ranking Nazi who leads a ragtag group of POWs on an impossible mission in this exciting World War II desert adventure. Based on the real life battle of Tobruk this action-crammed drama has Burton and his 'army' battling Nazi Panzer Divisions destroying fuel dumps and making a suicidal assault on Rommel's infamous gun emplacement that has the potential to destroy the British fleet...

  • Cleopatra [DVD] [1963]Cleopatra | DVD | (13/05/2013) from £4.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (160.32%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Still the most expensive movie ever made, Cleopatra nearly bankrupted 20th Century Fox. It also scandalised the world with the very public affair of its two major stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. But Joseph L Mankiewicz's 1963 epic deserves to be remembered for more than its off-screen troubles. An extravagantly elaborate production, the sets and costumes alone are awe-inspiring; Mankiewicz's own literate screenplay draws heavily on the classics and Shakespeare; while the supporting cast, led by Rex Harrison as Caesar and Roddy McDowall as his nephew (and future emperor) Octavian, are all first-rate thespians and generally put in more convincing performances than either of the two leads. Mankiewicz's original intention was to make two three-hour films: the first being Caesar and Cleopatra, the second Antony and Cleopatra. But before the film’s completion, and following a boardroom coup worthy of Ancient Rome itself, legendary mogul Darryl F Zanuck took back control of Fox and insisted that Cleopatra be cut to a more economical length. A heartbroken Mankiewicz was forced to trim his six-hour vision down to four. This was the "roadshow" version shown at the film’s premiere and now restored here. Then following adverse criticism and pressure from cinema chains Zanuck demanded more cuts, and the final released version ran a mere three hours--half the original length. Capitalising on the feverish publicity surrounding Burton and Taylor, the shortened version played up both their on- and off-screen romance. This longer four-hour roadshow version allows for a broader view of the film, adding some depth to the politics and manipulation of the characters. But the director’s original six-hour edit has been lost. Perhaps one day it will be rediscovered in the vaults and Mankiewicz’s much-maligned movie will finally be seen the way it was meant to be. Until then, Cleopatra remains an epic curiosity rather than the complete spectacle it should be.

  • Villain [1971]Villain | DVD | (03/09/2007) from £7.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (62.58%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Murderous sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his criminal empire. The brutal Vic cuts the throat of one bloke who has been a little too loose-lipped afraid that his gossiping may turn into a grand operatic performance for the coppers. Vic who enjoys playing at rough trade with his sidekick Wolfe plans a payroll robbery and directs the blackmail

  • Where Eagles Dare [Blu-ray] [1969]Where Eagles Dare | Blu Ray | (17/04/2019) from £8.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (100.11%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Scorned by reviewers when it came out, Where Eagles Dare has acquired a cult following over the years for its unashamed and highly concentrated dose of commando death-dealing to legions of Nazi machine-gun fodder. In 1968 Clint Eastwood was just getting used to the notion that he might be a world-class movie star; Richard Burton, whose image had been shaped equally by classical theatre and his headline-making romance with Elizabeth Taylor, was eager to try his hand at the action genre. Author Alistair MacLean's novel The Guns of Navarone had inspired the film that started the 1960s vogue for World War II military capers, so he was prevailed upon to write the screenplay (his first). The central location, an impregnable Alpine stronghold locked in ice and snow, is surpassing cool, but the plot and action are ultra-mechanical, and the switcheroo gamesmanship of just who is the undercover double (triple?) agent on the mission becomes aggressively silly. --Richard T Jameson

  • Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema (8-disc Blu-ray box set)Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema (8-disc Blu-ray box set) | Blu Ray | (11/06/2018) from £23.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A new 8-disc set celebrating the 60th anniversary of Woodfall Films. Includes eight iconic films (many newly restored and available on Blu-ray for the first time) that revolutionised British cinema and launched the careers of the likes of Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Rita Tushingham. Features: Look Back in Anger (Tony Richardson, 1959) The Entertainer (Tony Richardson, 1960) Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, 1960) A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson, 1961) The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson, 1962) Tom Jones (Tony Richardson, 1963) (New 4K digital restorations of the original theatrical version of the film and the 1989 director's cut) Girl with Green Eyes (Desmond Davis, 1964) The Knack...and how to get it (Richard Lester, 1965) Special Features: Presented in High Definition All films newly remastered for this release, excluding Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Extras TBC

  • The Doombolt Chase - The Complete Series [DVD] [1978]The Doombolt Chase - The Complete Series | DVD | (22/02/2010) from £5.84   |  Saving you £9.15 (61.00%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The Doombolt Chase: The Complete Series

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