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  • The Thirty Nine Steps [1978]The Thirty Nine Steps | DVD | (15/01/2001) from £5.99   |  Saving you £4.00 (66.78%)   |  RRP £9.99

    It's not the 1935 Hitchcock classic, but this sturdy 1978 adaptation of John Buchan's The Thirty Nine Steps is still a rollicking good adventure. In keeping with the Boys' Own derring-do of the story (set in Edwardian London and the Scottish Highlands), the movie maintains a brisk pace that's interrupted only for tea or cocktails. Robert Powell is Richard Hannay, the man who unwittingly becomes embroiled in a dastardly Prussian plot to assassinate the Greek Prime Minister. Framed for murder, Hannay must flee to Scotland and attempt to clear his name whilst outwitting the prune-faced Prussian agents. Among all the deftly choreographed action sequences and careful period settings there's a strong vein of humour in the film, and if it wasn't for the numerous murders there would be little reason for PG certification. The grand dénouement comes with the realisation that the predicted time for the assassination is linked to Big Ben; unlike the earlier movie this version climaxes memorably with Powell hanging from the clock's minute hand. It might not be Hitchcock behind the lens, but it's still jolly good fun. --Joan Byrne

  • ShadowlandsShadowlands | DVD | (28/11/2005) from £4.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (220.44%)   |  RRP £15.99

    ""I never knew that love could hurt so much yet I love you and all I want is to love you."" This cry from the heart comes from bachelor Oxford don C.S.Lewis (Hopkins) who discovers exquisite happiness in later life through his marriage to American Joy Davidman (Winger). His beliefs and new found fulfillment are shattered by Joy's struggle against an unexpected and devastating illness. Based on the true-life love story of C.S.Lewis the author of 'The Lion The Witch and the W

  • Funny Face [1956]Funny Face | DVD | (03/09/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Fred Astaire plays a fashion photographer based on real-life cameraman Richard Avedon, in this entertaining musical directed by Stanley Donen (Singin' in the Rain). The story finds Astaire's character turning Audrey Hepburn into a chic Paris model--not a tough premise to buy, especially within this film's air of enchantment and surrounded by a great Gershwin score. Based on an unproduced play, this is one of the best films from the latter part of Astaire's career. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • The Blue Lamp (Digitally Restored) [DVD] [2016]The Blue Lamp (Digitally Restored) | DVD | (12/12/2016) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Fifty years on, it's hard to appreciate just how shocking one key scene in The Blue Lamp was considered by British audiences. Young delinquent Tom Riley (played with sensuous malevolence by Dirk Bogarde) guns down kindly, benevolent copper, PC Dixon (Jack Warner.) In early 1950s Britain, murdering a policeman was the ultimate taboo. Even the underworld's denizens help the police flush Riley out. Made by Ealing Studios, The Blue Lamp is not a comedy but shares many of the studio's characteristic comic hallmarks, as well as the same writer (TEB Clarke) for their classics Hue And Cry and The Lavender Hill Mob. Consensus and tolerance are the watchwords. Individualism is frowned upon. There are no extravagant displays of emotion, not even from Mrs Dixon (Gladys Henson) when she learns what happened to her husband. The understatement is very moving, although by today's standards the representation of the police seems absurdly idealised. Were they ever the doughty, patient sorts depicted here? It is no surprise to learn that Scotland Yard co-operated in the making of the film but this is much more than just police propaganda. Well-crafted, full of finely judged character performances, it ranks with Ealing's best work. It was made at an intriguing historical moment: before rock and roll and the era of teenage affluence, there was simply no place for young tearaways like Tom Riley. --Geoffrey Macnab

  • The Blood Beast Terror [DVD]The Blood Beast Terror | DVD | (01/07/2013) from £9.99   |  Saving you £3.00 (23.10%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Peter Cushing (Dracula Star Wars)and Wanda Ventham (U F.O The Lotus Eaters.) star in this spine chilling 1968 British horror classic directed by Vernon Sewell (Curse Of The Crimson Altar Burke and Hare). Six young men have been brutally murdered their throats torn to ribbons and drained of all blood. The sole witness has been consigned to a lunatic asylum raving about something terrible with gigantic wings... Suspecting that some sort of giant bird of prey may be loose Inspector Quennell (Peter Cushing) turns to local zoologist Dr. Mallinger (Robert Flemyng) and his beautiful daughter Clare (Wanda Ventham) for help in solving the case. But Mallinger has terrible secrets all of his own - secrets that may soon endanger both Quennell and his innocent young daughter Meg (Vanessa Howard)... Special Features: Audio Commentary by 'English Gothic' author Jonathan Rigby and Peter Cushing biographer David Miller Interview with Wanda Ventham Theatrical Trailer Stills Gallery Booklet Notes Best of British Trailers

  • The Blue Lamp (Digitally Restored) [Blu-ray] [2016]The Blue Lamp (Digitally Restored) | Blu Ray | (12/12/2016) from £12.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Fifty years on, it's hard to appreciate just how shocking one key scene in The Blue Lamp was considered by British audiences. Young delinquent Tom Riley (played with sensuous malevolence by Dirk Bogarde) guns down kindly, benevolent copper, PC Dixon (Jack Warner.) In early 1950s Britain, murdering a policeman was the ultimate taboo. Even the underworld's denizens help the police flush Riley out. Made by Ealing Studios, The Blue Lamp is not a comedy but shares many of the studio's characteristic comic hallmarks, as well as the same writer (TEB Clarke) for their classics Hue And Cry and The Lavender Hill Mob. Consensus and tolerance are the watchwords. Individualism is frowned upon. There are no extravagant displays of emotion, not even from Mrs Dixon (Gladys Henson) when she learns what happened to her husband. The understatement is very moving, although by today's standards the representation of the police seems absurdly idealised. Were they ever the doughty, patient sorts depicted here? It is no surprise to learn that Scotland Yard co-operated in the making of the film but this is much more than just police propaganda. Well-crafted, full of finely judged character performances, it ranks with Ealing's best work. It was made at an intriguing historical moment: before rock and roll and the era of teenage affluence, there was simply no place for young tearaways like Tom Riley. --Geoffrey Macnab

  • The Deadly Affair (Standard Edition) [Blu-ray] [2020] [Region Free]The Deadly Affair (Standard Edition) | Blu Ray | (25/05/2020) from £14.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Based on John le Carré's first novel, Call for the Dead (which introduced spymaster George Smiley), The Deadly Affair sees an ageing British secret agent (James Mason) set out to uncover the truth behind a government employee's apparent suicide. Eschewing the glamour of the era's Bond thrillers, Lumet's chilling and intelligent take on the spy drama presents a palpable and darkly sinister picture of Cold War intrigue. The exemplary cast also includes Maximilian Schell, Harriet Andersson, Harry Andrews, Roy Kinnear and Lynn Redgrave. Extras High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary with film historians Michael Brooke and Johnny Mains The National Film Theatre Lecture with James Mason (1967, 48 mins): archival audio recording of an interview conducted by Leslie Hardcastle The Guardian Lecture with Sidney Lumet (1983, 89 mins): archival audio recording of an interview conducted by Derek Malcolm at the National Film Theatre, London A Different Kind of Spy: Paul Dehn's Deadly Affair (2017, 17 mins): writer David Kipen discusses the life and work of screenwriter Paul Dehn Take One and Move On (2017, 5 mins): camera operator Brian West on The Deadly Affair Lumet's London (2017, 4 mins): the London locations of The Deadly Affair explored Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

  • The Man Who Never Was [DVD]The Man Who Never Was | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £10.95   |  Saving you £4.04 (36.89%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Three times Oscar nominated Clifton Webb, Robert Flemying and Oscar winner Gloria Grahame star in this highly acclaimed 1956 British war film, based on an incredible true story. In 1943, two intelligence officers from the Royal Navy (Clifton Webb, Robert Flemying) attempt to pull off the most daring espionage mission of the Second World War. The Allies are about to invade Sicily - but the Germans must be convinced that their real target is Greece. A briefcase containing plans for the fake invasion is attached to a body dressed as a British major and given an elaborate false identity. The 'man who never was'is then left at sea for the Germans to find. However, Nazi intelligence believes that the find may be just too good to be true – and a desperate cat-and-mouse game begins in the heart of war torn London... Special Features: Theatrical Trailer Stills Gallery

  • The Man Who Never Was [Blu-ray]The Man Who Never Was | Blu Ray | (12/11/2012) from £11.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (120.12%)   |  RRP £21.99

    Three times Oscar nominated Clifton Webb, Robert Flemying and Oscar winner Gloria Grahame star in this highly acclaimed 1956 British war film, based on an incredible true story. In 1943, two intelligence officers from the Royal Navy (Clifton Webb, Robert Flemying) attempt to pull off the most daring espionage mission of the Second World War. The Allies are about to invade Sicily - but the Germans must be convinced that their real target is Greece. A briefcase containing plans for the fake invasion is attached to a body dressed as a British major and given an elaborate false identity. The 'man who never was' is then left at sea for the Germans to find. However, Nazi intelligence believes that the find may be just too good to be true - and a desperate cat-and-mouse game begins in the heart of war torn London...

  • The Deadly AffairThe Deadly Affair | DVD | (06/11/2006) from £6.73   |  Saving you £6.26 (93.02%)   |  RRP £12.99

    British intelligence officer is sent to investigate an anonymous letter sent to the foreign secretary accusing a key officer of communist affiliation. When the officer commits suicide the investigator suspects murder and presses his inquiry. The culprit is finally exposed in a surprise climax.

  • The Medusa Touch: Special EditionThe Medusa Touch: Special Edition | DVD | (18/09/2006) from £7.49   |  Saving you £7.50 (100.13%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Richard Burton stars as successful novelist John Morlar who believes he has 'a gift for disaster' - the power to cause death and destruction through unconscious telekinesis. When Morlar is viciously assaulted and left for dead the night of the Moon Mission disaster and a jet crash police investigating the attack quickly turn to Morlar's mysterious therapist Zonfeld (Lee Remick) in the belief that there is a link between the assault and Morlar's disturbing complex...

  • Funny Face [DVD] [1957]Funny Face | DVD | (14/09/2009) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    S'Wonderful S'Marvelous! Paris the City of Light shines even brighter when Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire team up for the only time and bring their luminous starpower to this exquisite musical featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin. This dazzling romp -- filmed on location in Paris -- garnered four Academy Award nominations. In the role of bookstore clerk transformed into a modeling sensation Hepburn showcases singing and dancing skills she had honed on the London stage performing How Long Has This Been Going On? a Basal Metabolism dance in a cool-cat bistro and more. Astaire as the fashion photographer who discovers her conjures up his inimitable magic for sequences that include his Let's Kiss And Make Up matador diversion a heavenly dance with Hepburn to He Loves And She Loves and again with Hepburn the title-tune enchantment I Love Your Funny Face. Now and forever so do we.

  • The Holly And The Ivy [DVD] [1952]The Holly And The Ivy | DVD | (26/10/2009) from £12.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (45.50%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The Holly And The Ivy

  • Let's Be Happy [DVD]Let's Be Happy | DVD | (14/09/2015) from £4.96   |  Saving you £5.03 (50.40%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A lavish British musical from the 1950s, this glamorous romantic comedy stars actress and dancer Vera-Ellen, whose Hollywood pedigree included films with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Co-starring singer and actor Tony Martin and then-rising British starlet Zena Marshall, Let's Be Happy is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. On receiving an inheritance from her grandfather, Canadian Jeannie MacLean decides to visit the family's Scottish roots. On the plane she meets businessman Stanley Smith, and romance blossoms in Edinburgh. The complications begin when Stanley breaks a date with Jeannie to woo voluptuous redhead Helene, and Jeannie is flattered by the attentions of the impoverished Lord McNairn; he's heard about her good fortune, and gallantly offers to show her the city... much to the annoyance of Stanley!

  • The Quiller Memorandum [1967]The Quiller Memorandum | DVD | (11/08/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    In West Berlin secret agent Quiller (Segal) is assigned to unmask the leaders of a suspected Neo-Nazi organisation. The last two men given this job have already been killed and the agent soon realises that he can trust no-one not even the people on his own side...

  • The Blue LampThe Blue Lamp | DVD | (21/08/2006) from £14.83   |  Saving you £-1.84 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The unending battle of the city streets. When PC George Dixon is shot whilst on duty the Paddington Green police investigate the West London underworld to bring the culprit to justice...

  • Windom's WayWindom's Way | DVD | (23/07/2007) from £7.98   |  Saving you £4.00 (66.78%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The brittle marriage of Alec and Lee Windom is on the verge of breakdown. With Alec working in a remote Asian village as a doctor and Lee back home in England the strain cannot continue. So Lee decides she will move to be with her estranged husband hoping to re-kindle their affections. However on arrival Lee realises that both their lives are in danger as local plantation workers and the authorities are clashing on an ever increasingly violent scale. The predicament the Windom's find themselves in strengthens their marriage but will they survive the escalating conflict...

  • Tess/Wuthering Heights/Far From The Madding Crowd [1998]Tess/Wuthering Heights/Far From The Madding Crowd | DVD | (29/09/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Tess Of The D'Urbervilles: Thomas Hardy's classic novel remains one of the most popular books ever written. This lavish production vividly depicts the powerful tale of a peasant girl whose life is torn apart by the love and jealousy of two men - Alec D'Urberville and Angel Clare. Wuthering Heights: Emily Bronte's classic tale of all-consuming love. When Mr. Earnshaw encounters Heathcliff a ragamuffin orphan he kindly brings the boy into his home and makes him part of the family. And from the start Heathcliff falls hopelessly in love with the daughter of the house the beautiful headstrong Catherine. She adores him too but when a wealthy neighbour woos her Catherine's material instincts get the better of her and she agrees to marry the man. However Catherine discovers that she cannot forget Heathcliff so easily and that not even death can make them part... Far From The Madding Crowd: An evocative and sumptuous adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel set in the 19th Century. The arrival of Bathsheba Everdene as mistress of Weatherbury Farm causes quite a stir in the all-male environment of the Corn Exchange. A beautiful and proud young woman with a fiercely independent spirit she soon ensnares and almost destroys the lives of the three men who love her...

  • Blue Lamp, The / The Nanny [1965]Blue Lamp, The / The Nanny | DVD | (23/06/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    This is a double-feature of two British crime classics, The Blue Lamp (1949) and The Nanny (1965). The Blue Lamp is the film that introduced PC George Dixon, played by Jack Warner, later immortalised in the BBC's long-running Dixon of Dock Green (1955-76). Here Dixon's murder is the catalyst for an exciting London manhunt, shot largely on location in a fast-moving, starkly efficient style showing the influence of The Naked City (1948). The war-damaged East End and the car chases through almost vehicle-free streets offer a documentary-like vision of a London now long gone, and a young Dirk Bogarde makes a serious impact in an early starring role. In contrast, The Nanny has a superstar, the imported Hollywood legend Bette Davis, in the declining years of her career. Just one of three psychological thrillers Hammer produced in 1965 (the others were Frantic and Hysteria), the film capitalises on the popularity of Davis's Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) with a comparable mix of hateful insanity and paranoia. The screenplay skilfully juggles the audience's sympathies between a superb Davis and the dysfunctional family of which she becomes a part, developing a powerful sense of dread which shows such clichéd later fare as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) how to do this sort of thing with real class. On the DVD: The Blue Lamp and The Nanny are presented in black and white with adequate mono sound. The Blue Lamp is in its original 4:3 ratio; The Nanny is cropped from its theatrical 1.85:1 to 4:3, though it's only in a few shots that it becomes obvious that information is missing at the sides of the screen. The print of The Blue Lamp is soft and grainy, while The Nanny is grainy with a considerable amount of flicker. There are no extras. --Gary S. Dalkin

  • The Avengers : The Definitive Dossier 1967 (Box Set 4)The Avengers : The Definitive Dossier 1967 (Box Set 4) | DVD | (25/02/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    The final box set in the series draws the curtain on the career of Mrs Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) and introduces swinging new assistant Tara King! Featuring the following episodes: The ''50 000 Breakfast Dead Man's Treasure You Have Just Been Murdered The Positive-Negative Man Murdersville Mission... Highly Improbable The Forget-Me-Knot

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