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  • Bedknobs And Broomsticks [DVD] [1971]Bedknobs And Broomsticks | DVD | (05/10/2009) from £6.45   |  Saving you £-0.03 (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.42

    An Academy Award winner for Best Visual Effects Bedknobs And Broomsticks features a spellbinding mix of live action and animation that makes it one of Disney's most delightfully endearing Classics! Screen legend Angela Landsbury gives a bewitching performance as an amateur witch who reluctantly takes in three precocious orphans. The children soon find themselves swept aboard a flying bed it's magic brass bedknob their ticket to one fantastic adventure after another - including a visit to an enchanted island inhabited by wondrous animated animal characters and the most hilarious soccer match in motion picture history. Now it's your turn to take a ride on Bedknobs And Broomsticks a fun-filled flight of fantasy music and Disney magic for all ages!

  • Ben Hur [1959]Ben Hur | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.25   |  Saving you £16.73 (513.19%)   |  RRP £19.99

    When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

  • The Day The Earth Stood Still [1951]The Day The Earth Stood Still | DVD | (18/04/2005) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (27.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    From Out Of Space... A Warning And An Ultimatum! A spacecraft lands in Washington D.C. and an alien emerges flanked by a menacing robot with destructive capabilities far beyond anyone's imagination. So begins the science-fiction thriller The Day The Earth Stood Still a classic ""atomic movie"" from the 50s that would go on to inspire alien-invasion films for decades to come. Rebuffed in his efforts to meet the world's leaders and warn them of the earth's impending doom the alien Klaatu (Michael Rennie) takes to the streets. Klaatu's plea for peace is embraced by a pretty young woman (Patricia Neal) and an eminent scientist (Sam Jaffe) but the rest of humanity reacts with mistrust fear and violence. With time running out Klaatu is forced to demonstrate his awesome powers in a mind-boggling display teaching all of mankind a lesson for the ages. Watch The Day The Earth Stood Still and and you will never forget these words - ""Klaatu barada nikto!""

  • The Day The Earth Stood Still [Blu-ray] [1951]The Day The Earth Stood Still | Blu Ray | (20/04/2009) from £10.79   |  Saving you £9.19 (85.17%)   |  RRP £19.98

    From Out Of Space... A Warning And An Ultimatum! A spacecraft lands in Washington D.C. and an alien emerges flanked by a menacing robot with destructive capabilities far beyond anyone's imagination. So begins the science-fiction thriller The Day The Earth Stood Still a classic atomic movie from the 50s that would go on to inspire alien-invasion films for decades to come. Rebuffed in his efforts to meet the world's leaders and warn them of the earth's impending doom the alien Klaatu (Michael Rennie) takes to the streets. Klaatu's plea for peace is embraced by a pretty young woman (Patricia Neal) and an eminent scientist (Sam Jaffe) but the rest of humanity reacts with mistrust fear and violence. With time running out Klaatu is forced to demonstrate his awesome powers in a mind-boggling display teaching all of mankind a lesson for the ages. Watch The Day The Earth Stood Still and and you will never forget these words - Klaatu barada nikto!

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still [DVD] [1951]The Day the Earth Stood Still | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £8.99   |  Saving you £3.00 (42.92%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The very epitome of a cult SF classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still is more often referenced than seen, which is a pity since it remains even now one of the most thought-provoking examples of the genre. The title is a misnomer, a mere tease to entice 1950s audiences into the cinema in the expectation of seeing another sensationalist B-movie about murderous aliens (i.e. Communists). In fact, Robert Wise's film of Edmund North's screenplay is a thoughtful Cold War allegory about a Christ-like visitor (Michael Rennie) who comes to Earth preaching a message of salvation for mankind, only to be spurned, killed then finally resurrected (significantly, Rennie's character Klaatu adopts the pseudonym "Mr Carpenter" while on the run from the authorities). Aside from its philosophical message, the film also boasts memorable imagery--notably the giant robot Gort--a much-quoted catchphrase in "Klaatu barada nikto", and one of composer Bernard Herrmann's most admired scores, featuring the theremin and other electronic instruments that must have sounded very otherworldly back in 1951. The result is a bona fide landmark in cinema SF with a central message about "weapons of mass destruction" that's still uncannily relevant today. On the DVD: The Day the Earth Stood Still has been splendidly restored for its DVD incarnation from the original 35 mm print, and the results are demonstrated in the "Restoration Comparison" feature. Also included is a fascinating 1951 newsreel showing Klaatu receiving a certificate of merit amid stories of Communist threats, the Korean war and beauty pageants ("Pomp and pulchritude on parade in Atlantic City"). Best of all is an absorbing commentary track with director Robert Wise in conversation with Nicholas Meyer (both men have Star Trek movies on their CV). --Mark Walker

  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks [Blu-ray] [Region Free]Bedknobs and Broomsticks | Blu Ray | (21/03/2016) from £8.35   |  Saving you £1.14 (13.65%)   |  RRP £9.49

    Angela Lansbury plays a good witch who uses her powers against the Nazis in World War II and is aided by three children in the effort. This 1971 movie directed by Disney stalwart Robert Stevenson (Mary Poppins) was never up to the studio's best efforts--the music isn't all that good and the idea just doesn't quite catch on. But Lansbury, David Tomlinson and the late Roddy McDowall are good and there are some clever sequences blending animation and live action, most memorably a soccer game between the kids and some cartoon animals. --Tom Keogh

  • The Day The Earth Stood Still [1951]The Day The Earth Stood Still | DVD | (03/03/2003) from £9.96   |  Saving you £0.03 (0.30%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The very epitome of a cult SF classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still is more often referenced than seen, which is a pity since it remains even now one of the most thought-provoking examples of the genre. The title is a misnomer, a mere tease to entice 1950s audiences into the cinema in the expectation of seeing another sensationalist B-movie about murderous aliens (i.e. Communists). In fact, Robert Wise's film of Edmund North's screenplay is a thoughtful Cold War allegory about a Christ-like visitor (Michael Rennie) who comes to Earth preaching a message of salvation for mankind, only to be spurned, killed then finally resurrected (significantly, Rennie's character Klaatu adopts the pseudonym "Mr Carpenter" while on the run from the authorities). Aside from its philosophical message, the film also boasts memorable imagery--notably the giant robot Gort--a much-quoted catchphrase in "Klaatu barada nikto", and one of composer Bernard Herrmann's most admired scores, featuring the theremin and other electronic instruments that must have sounded very otherworldly back in 1951. The result is a bona fide landmark in cinema SF with a central message about "weapons of mass destruction" that's still uncannily relevant today. On the DVD: The Day the Earth Stood Still has been splendidly restored for its DVD incarnation from the original 35 mm print, and the results are demonstrated in the "Restoration Comparison" feature. Also included is a fascinating 1951 newsreel showing Klaatu receiving a certificate of merit amid stories of Communist threats, the Korean war and beauty pageants ("Pomp and pulchritude on parade in Atlantic City"). Best of all is an absorbing commentary track with director Robert Wise in conversation with Nicholas Meyer (both men have Star Trek movies on their CV). --Mark Walker

  • Lost Horizon [1937]Lost Horizon | DVD | (26/02/2001) from £6.73   |  Saving you £13.26 (197.03%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Ronald Colman and Jane Wyatt star in this lavishly produced classic about the enchanted paradise of Shangri-La where time stands still. Frank Capra's enduring masterpiece Lost Horizon (based on the best-selling novel by James Hilton) had a running time of 132 minutes upon its initial release in 1937. For a World War II re-issue 24 minutes were cut to tone down the film's pacifist message. Film preservationist Robert Gitt working over a period of 25 years has utilized footage fo

  • Ben Hur [1959]Ben Hur | DVD | (13/02/2006) from £20.23   |  Saving you £3.76 (15.70%)   |  RRP £23.99

    Having swept the board at the Academy awards Ben Hur achieved an outstanding feat in film history winning eleven oscars in 1959 including Best Picture Best Actor and Best Director. After a ten month production schedule and a then massive $15 million budget this 1950s epic movie has always represented a cinematographic feat that has rarely been bettered.

  • Bedknobs And Broomsticks [1971]Bedknobs And Broomsticks | DVD | (22/07/2002) from £12.15   |  Saving you £5.84 (48.07%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Angela Lansbury plays a good witch who uses her powers against the Nazis in World War II and is aided by three children in the effort. This 1971 movie directed by Disney stalwart Robert Stevenson (Mary Poppins) was never up to the studio's best efforts--the music isn't all that good and the idea just doesn't quite catch on. But Lansbury, David Tomlinson and the late Roddy McDowall are good and there are some clever sequences blending animation and live action, most memorably a soccer game between the kids and some cartoon animals. --Tom Keogh

  • The Barbarian and the Geisha [DVD] [1958]The Barbarian and the Geisha | DVD | (09/04/2012) from £9.99   |  Saving you £2.99 (42.71%)   |  RRP £9.99

    In 1856, an American Diplomat embarks on a trade mission to negotiate with the hostile Japanese government. Neither threats, discomfort, nor even a beautiful geisha can stand in his way as he goes about his formidable task.

  • Scarlet Empress [1934]Scarlet Empress | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £9.43   |  Saving you £0.56 (5.94%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The Young Princess of Germany Sophia is taken to Russia to marry the Grand Duke Peter son of the domineering Empress in an attempt to improve the royal blood line. She dislikes her husband and so after the old Empress dies she engineers a coup d'etat with help of the military and becomes Catherine The Great.

  • The Day The Earth Stood Still - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] [1951]The Day The Earth Stood Still - Limited Edition Steelbook | Blu Ray | (12/05/2014) from £21.58   |  Saving you £0.41 (1.90%)   |  RRP £21.99

    A spaceship lands in Washington D.C. capturing the attention of the world. But the peaceful alien emissary (Michael Rennie) it brings fails to earn the public's trust. When a young woman and her son befriend him they soon realise they may be all that stands between the human race and total destruction.

  • 13 Rue Madeleine [1946]13 Rue Madeleine | DVD | (03/05/2004) from £15.00   |  Saving you £0.98 (8.16%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A group of Allied agents prepare to infiltrate German intelligence in Paris to find the whereabouts of a secret rocket site during World War 2. Their task is made even more hazardous by the fact that one of them is a double agent...

  • The Day The Earth Stood Still [1951]The Day The Earth Stood Still | DVD | (27/02/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    From Out Of Space... A Warning And An Ultimatum! A spacecraft lands in Washington D.C. and an alien emerges flanked by a menacing robot with destructive capabilities far beyond anyone's imagination. So begins the science-fiction thriller The Day The Earth Stood Still a classic ""atomic movie"" from the 50s that would go on to inspire alien-invasion films for decades to come. Rebuffed in his efforts to meet the world's leaders and warn them of the earth's impending doom

  • Gentleman's Agreement [1947]Gentleman's Agreement | DVD | (04/07/2005) from £11.82   |  Saving you £1.17 (9.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Director Elia Kazan and producer Darryl F. Zanuck caused a sensation with ""the most spellbinding story ever put on celluloid"" (Hollywood Reporter) recipient of three Academy Awards including Best Picture. One of the first films to directly tackle racial prejudice this acclaimed adaptation of Laura Z. Hobson's bestseller stars Gregory Peck as a journalist assigned to write a series of articles on anti-semitism. Searching for an angle he finally decides to pose as a Jew - and soon

  • Les Espions [1957]Les Espions | DVD | (27/10/2003) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Clouzot's most ambitious movie remains one of his most modern with an elaborate screenplay giving his grand European cast a full chance to shine in this tale of a doctor who takes on a Faustian pact in order to save his failing practice...

  • 13 Rue Madeleine [1946]13 Rue Madeleine | DVD | (09/05/2005) from £6.73   |  Saving you £6.26 (48.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A group of Allied agents prepare to infiltrate German intelligence in Paris to find the whereabouts of a secret rocket site during World War 2. Their task is made even more hazardous by the fact that one of them is a double agent...

  • Gentleman's Agreement [1947]Gentleman's Agreement | DVD | (06/05/2002) from £9.99   |  Saving you £-4.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    One of the most noteworthy pictures. - Los Angeles Times Director Elia Kazan and producer Darryl F. Zanuck caused a sensation with the most spellbinding story ever put on celluloid (Hollywood Reporter) recipient of three Academy Awards including Best Picture. One of the first films to directly tackle racial prejudice this acclaimed adaptation of Laura Z. Hobson's bestseller stars Gregory Peck as a journalist assigned to write a series of articles on anti-Semitism. Searching for an angle he finally decides to pose as a Jew - and soon discovers what it is like to be a victim of religious intolerance. Dorothy McGuire John Garfield Dean Stockwell and June Havoc also star in this post-World War II classic .

  • Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) Play Exclusive [DVD]Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) Play Exclusive | DVD | (26/03/2010) from £12.99   |  Saving you £-7.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    From Out Of Space... A Warning And An Ultimatum! A spacecraft lands in Washington D.C. and an alien emerges flanked by a menacing robot with destructive capabilities far beyond anyone's imagination. So begins the science-fiction thriller The Day The Earth Stood Still a classic atomic movie from the 50s that would go on to inspire alien-invasion films for decades to come. Rebuffed in his efforts to meet the world's leaders and warn them of the earth's impending doom the alien Klaatu (Michael Rennie) takes to the streets. Klaatu's plea for peace is embraced by a pretty young woman (Patricia Neal) and an eminent scientist (Sam Jaffe) but the rest of humanity reacts with mistrust fear and violence. With time running out Klaatu is forced to demonstrate his awesome powers in a mind-boggling display teaching all of mankind a lesson for the ages. Watch The Day The Earth Stood Still and and you will never forget these words - Klaatu barada nikto!

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