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  • Darkest Hour [DVD + Digital Download] [2017]Darkest Hour | DVD | (04/06/2018) from £4.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright, DARKEST HOUR is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill's courage to lead changed the course of world history.

  • Sense And Sensibility [1996]Sense And Sensibility | DVD | (09/09/2002) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Emma Thompson scores a double bull's-eye with Sense and Sensibility, a marvellous adaptation of Jane Austen's novel. Not only does Thompson turn in a strong (and gently humorous) performance as Elinor Dashwood--the one with "sense"--she also wrote the witty, wise screenplay. Austen's tale of 19th-century manners and morals provides a large cast with a feast of possibilities, notably Kate Winslet, in her pre-Titanic flowering, as Thompson's deeply romantic sister, Marianne (the one with "sensibility"). Winslet attracts the wooing of shy Alan Rickman (a nice change of pace from his bad-guy roles) and dashing Greg Wise, while Thompson must endure an incredibly roundabout courtship with Hugh Grant, here in fine and funny form. All of this is doled out with the usual eye-filling English countryside and handsome costumes, yet the film always seems to be about the careful interior lives of its characters. The director, an inspired choice, is Taiwan-born Ang Lee, here making his first English-language film. He brings the same exquisite taste and discreet touch he displayed in his previous Asian films (such as Eat Drink Man Woman). Thompson's script won an Oscar. --Robert Horton

  • Darkest Hour [Blu-Ray + Digital Download] [2017]Darkest Hour | Blu Ray | (04/06/2018) from £8.99   |  Saving you £1.00 (11.12%)   |  RRP £9.99

    During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright, DARKEST HOUR is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill's courage to lead changed the course of world history.

  • A Handful Of Dust [1988]A Handful Of Dust | DVD | (19/09/2005) from £12.96   |  Saving you £-7.98 (N/A%)   |  RRP £1.99

    Adapted from Evelyn Waugh's Jazz Age satire, A Handful of Dust is a brutal story of a failed marriage with shattering consquences. James Wilby stars as a country gentleman, Tony Last, who loves rattling around his expansive estate, Hetton Abbey. Tony's wife, Brenda (Kristin Scott Thomas), however, pines for London's excitement and commences an affair in the city with penniless aristocrat John Beaver (Rupert Graves). The fallout of Brenda's betrayal includes a family tragedy and creative divorce settlement ultimately undone when fed-up Tony goes on a naturalist trek through Brazil and becomes the hostage of a mad, illiterate explorer (Alec Guinness). One might wonder whether it's more appropriate to laugh or tremble at these events, and director Charles Sturridge's handsome, graceful production ingeniously accommodates the story's streaks of dark comedy and horror. With brief, memorable supporting roles for Anjelica Huston and Stephen Fry.----Tom Keogh

  • Is It Legal?: The Complete Series [DVD]Is It Legal?: The Complete Series | DVD | (09/07/2018) from £9.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Another classic sitcom from Men Behaving Badly's Simon Nye, Is It Legal? won the British Comedy Award for Best ITV Sitcom in 1995. Starring Imelda Staunton, Patrick Barlow and Richard Lumsden, this intelligent, searingly funny sitcom chronicles the misadventures of a team of deeply flawed individuals who man the offices of a small suburban law firm. This set contains all three series. Newly qualified solicitor Colin enters the profession fired with idealism and a genuine desire to help people, though he hardly gets off to an auspicious start. Having accidentally killed his first client, his legal career then takes a decidedly shambolic turn but in the company of dozy office boy Darren, skill-free secretary Alison, permanently infatuated clerk Bob and golf-obsessed, sherry-soaked senior partner Dick, his conduct is not exactly conspicuous!

  • My Wrongs #8245-8249 & 117 [2002]My Wrongs #8245-8249 & 117 | DVD | (26/04/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.99

    As Chris Morris ventures into the realms of the short film with My Wrongs Number 8245-8249 and 117 it makes complete sense that the king of vicious satire should team up with Warp Records' new film section. Warp have constantly strived to subvert the norm in music--signing acts such as Boards of Canada and the mad yet beautiful music of Aphex Twin--and so Morris has been able to lay a superb soundtrack over the top of his film. Having merged the spoken word with Warp-style music in his earlier release Blue Jam, Morris goes one step further with My Wrongs and adds multiple layers to the visuals. Imbued with surreal and macabre comedy, it follows one man's descent into an off-kilter world where dogs and babies become lawyers defending everything he has done wrong since the age of four. Don't expect any political Brass Eye-type wranglings from this Morris creation, though, since My Wrongs is more concerned with the turmoil of the subconscious mind. As such it looks set to become a darling of the alternative scene. On the DVD: My Wrongs Number 8245-8249 & 117 offers a surprising amount of extras for such a short film, including a commentary from one of the production runners, a number of remixes (including a superb mix of Barbara Woodhouse's dog training sessions) and an inner-monologue from the starring man. --Nikki Disney

  • The House That Jack Built: The Complete Series [DVD]The House That Jack Built: The Complete Series | DVD | (06/04/2015) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Pop icon Adam Faith and ex-EastEnder Gillian Taylforth star in this hilarious sitcom chronicling the life of a wealthy property developer who dreams of nothing less than a family dynasty – whether his family like it or not! Produced by BAFTA-winning Birds of a Feather/The New Statesman creators Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran this release features all six episodes - including one never shown on television. A self-made man Jack Squire lives with his long-suffering wife Maxine wastrel son J.J. and Sloanie daughter Lisa in a style that befits Hertfordshire's first family. Both children enjoy the benefits of their father's money; however neither shows any sign of settling down so Jack's one hope to fulfil his dreams of being the head of a family dynasty depend on his married son Roger. Unfortunately Roger has just discovered that he has a low sperm count...

  • Sugar Rush 2Sugar Rush 2 | DVD | (21/08/2006) from £9.98   |  Saving you £12.00 (150.19%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Sugar Rush the riotous exploration of what it means to be young horny and queer in 21st-century Britain returns for a second series. It's 18 months on since we first met Kim and she's now 17 out proud and living life to the full on the Brighton lesbian scene... in her dreams. In truth she's holed up in her bedroom with only her A-Level revision and an electric toothbrush for company. Her best friend Sugar isn't getting any action either but she's got a good excuse: she's serving time in a Young Offenders Institute.

  • Sugar Rush Series 1 & 2Sugar Rush Series 1 & 2 | DVD | (21/08/2006) from £18.88   |  Saving you £11.11 (58.85%)   |  RRP £29.99

    ""Being a teenage girl is tough. Being an uncool 15 year old lesbian who's completely infatuated with the most outrageous and popular girl in school is downright unfair!"" - Maria Sweet Sugar Rush explores the world of Kim and her earth-shattering lust for the gorgeous and sassy Maria Sweet otherwise known as Sugar. And if Sugar wasn't enough to blow Kim's mind there's also her dysfunctional embarrassing family; a mini-freak for a brother an obsessively house-proud dad and a mum who's behaving as if she's the one who's 15 years old. 18 months on and Kim's now 17 out proud and living life to the full on the Brighton lesbian scene... in her dreams. In truth she's holed up in her bedroom with only her A-Level revision and an electric toothbrush for company. Her best friend Sugar isn't getting any action either but she's got a good excuse: she's serving time in a Young Offenders Institute!

  • Sugar RushSugar Rush | DVD | (15/08/2005) from £9.98   |  Saving you £12.00 (150.19%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Being a teenage girl is tough. Being an uncool 15 year old lesbian who's completely infatuated with the most outrageous and popular girl in school is downright unfair! Sugar Rush explores the world of Kim and her earth-shattering lust for the gorgeous and sassy Maria Sweet otherwise known as Sugar. And if Sugar wasn't enough to blow Kim's mind there's also her dysfunctional embarrassing family; a mini-freak for a brother an obsessively house-proud dad and a

  • Darkest Hour [4KUHD Blu-Ray + Digital Download] [2018]Darkest Hour | 4K UHD | (04/06/2018) from £17.99   |  Saving you £2.00 (11.12%)   |  RRP £19.99

    During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright, DARKEST HOUR is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill's courage to lead changed the course of world history.

  • Attila the HunAttila the Hun | DVD | (04/03/2002) from £12.18   |  Saving you £5.80 (63.11%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Men Followed. Women Loved. Rome Trembled. Two worlds collide along with the two men who embody the values and essence of these worlds. Attila King of the Huns (Gerard Butler) is a visionary who sees more in his people than they see in themselves. While the Huns are content to plunder and extort the surrounding nations Attila looks beyond to the possibility of an empire and new world order. Roman General Flavius Aetius (Powers Boothe) embodies the best and worst of Rome in the final years of her existence. He is motivated by one overriding goal: Rome must continue to rule the world. Two different visions of destiny held by the two strongest men of the century; these conflicts are at the heart of 'Attila the Hun'.

  • Is It Legal: the Complete Firs [DVD]Is It Legal: the Complete Firs | DVD | (13/09/2010) from £5.83   |  Saving you £7.16 (55.10%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Is It Legal: Series 1

  • Is It Legal? - The Complete Second Series [1996] [DVD]Is It Legal? - The Complete Second Series | DVD | (17/01/2011) from £3.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (225.56%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Penned by Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly Reggie Perrin) and starring Richard Lumsden (Life Of Riley) Imelda Staunton (Cranford) and Jeremy Clyde (Jam And Jerusalem) this intelligent searingly funny sitcom chronicles the misadventures of a team of deeply flawed characters manning the offices of third-rate Hounslow law practice Lotus Spackman & Phelps. Originally aired between 1995 and 1998 Is It Legal? won the 1995 British Comedy Award for Best Sitcom. This second series sees junior partner Colin being arrested while timid clerk Bob is plunged into a lovesick depression as former sandwich delivery girl Sarah returns with her new boyfriend. Senior partner Stella attempts to be popular there's the terrifying prospect of Dick making a professional court appearance and the office is thrown into a welter of indecision with a buy-out offer from a rival firm. Is the writing on the wall for Lotus Spackman & Phelps?

  • Is It Legal? - The Complete Third Series [1998] [DVD]Is It Legal? - The Complete Third Series | DVD | (21/03/2011) from £7.64   |  Saving you £5.35 (41.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Penned by Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly Reggie Perrin) and starring Richard Lumsden (Life Of Riley) Imelda Staunton (Cranford) and Jeremy Clyde (Jam And Jerusalem) this intelligent searingly funny sitcom chronicles the misadventures of a team of deeply flawed characters manning the offices of a third-rate Hounslow law practice. Originally aired between 1995 and 1998 Is It Legal? won the 1995 British Comedy Award for Best Sitcom. This third series - featuring a guest turn from Alexander Armstrong (The Armstrong And Miller Show) - finds senior partner Stella taking the reins at Lotus Spackman & Phelps while hapless solicitor Colin inherits an office the terminally lovesick Bob continues to yearn for Sarah and secretary Alison threatens to resign. Office assistant Darren meanwhile wonders whether he should change his name...

  • A Handful Of Dust [1988]A Handful Of Dust | DVD | (15/05/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Adapted from Evelyn Waugh's Jazz Age satire, A Handful of Dust is a brutal story of a failed marriage with shattering consquences. James Wilby stars as a country gentleman, Tony Last, who loves rattling around his expansive estate, Hetton Abbey. Tony's wife, Brenda (Kristin Scott Thomas), however, pines for London's excitement and commences an affair in the city with penniless aristocrat John Beaver (Rupert Graves). The fallout of Brenda's betrayal includes a family tragedy and creative divorce settlement ultimately undone when fed-up Tony goes on a naturalist trek through Brazil and becomes the hostage of a mad, illiterate explorer (Alec Guinness). One might wonder whether it's more appropriate to laugh or tremble at these events, and director Charles Sturridge's handsome, graceful production ingeniously accommodates the story's streaks of dark comedy and horror. With brief, memorable supporting roles for Anjelica Huston and Stephen Fry.----Tom Keogh

  • Attila The Hun [2001]Attila The Hun | DVD | (04/03/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Straight out of the American television movie school of historical thought, Attila the Hun is a glossy, at times long and often ridiculous re-telling of one of the great stories of Ancient Rome. How much of it is historically accurate is debatable--much of the action is ludicrously far fetched--and the image that most of us have of Attila is quite different to the bare-chested, longhaired reject from an 80s soft rock band that is presented here. The film does have its own slightly warped charm, though. The storyline is surprisingly complex, involving plots and counter plots, and the movie does exhibit a sense of epic somewhat in the vein of Gladiator, but is sadly lacking the budget, style or talent. The acting is awful (as befits anything that stars Steven Berkoff) and reduces the political machinations of Rome to little more than Dynasty in togas. Gerrard Butler is a fine actor--as he proved in the recent TV drama The Jury--but is woeful here, delivering his lines in a bizarre trans-Atlantic Scottish accent. At three hours it's way too long, too. There does remain something strangely compelling about Atilla the Hun, though you'll find more reliable facts about Roman history in an Asterix book. --Phil Udell

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