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  • Private Benjamin [1980]Private Benjamin | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (133.56%)   |  RRP £13.99

    A pampered socialite (Goldie Hawn) is so distraught after the wedding-ni ght death of her husband (Albert Brooks) that she up and joins the Army. She whines, she pouts, she brings the corps down, until, of course, she gets with it. Eileen Brennan received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role as the butch Captain Doreen Lewis, Benjamin's nemesis. Funny and winning, the film takes an odd turn when Benjamin is assigned to the international theatre and gets involved with a dour Frenchman (Armand Assante). Of course, it's all part of Benjamin's growth as a person, and the part confirmed that Hawn had gone from a go-go girl to a "you go" girl. --Keith Simanton, Amazon.com

  • Spy Who Came In From The ColdSpy Who Came In From The Cold | DVD | (06/11/2006) from £9.43   |  Saving you £0.56 (5.94%)   |  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.

  • Schwarzenegger Triple [Blu-ray]Schwarzenegger Triple | Blu Ray | (25/10/2010) from £11.49   |  Saving you £13.50 (117.49%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Titles Comprise: Total Recall: They stole his mind: now he wants it back! In a futuristic world construction worker Doug Quaid obsesses about taking a vacation on the planet Mars. His wife objects so Doug instead opts to have an artificial memory of a Martian holiday implanted into his mind. The trouble is during the implantation procedure Quaid suffers a strange reaction. Why? It seems as though he has already been to Mars but his memories of his journey have been wiped... Now secret agents and the cohorts of a megalomaniacal industrialist are out to get him. Can Quaid experience total recall and finally figure out just why everyone is trying to stop him from reaching the red planet? Red Heat: Captain Ivan Danko (Arnold Schwarzenegger) nicknamed Iron Jaw is a ruthless cop who heads Moscow's homicide division. He is sent to Chicago to pick up a Russian drug-dealer arrested on a minor traffic violation. In Chicago Danko is assigned to partner with Detective Art Ridzik (James Belushi) a wisecracking plain clothesman notorious for cutting corners. Different people from different cultures Danko and Ridzik Work closely together and develop a unique relationship laced with humur and respect. The chase leads them into a world of international drug trafficking controlled from within the walls of Statesville Prison and puts Ridzik in conflict with his superior Commander Donnelly (Peter Boyle) as the two renegade cops alternate police procedure Russian Style with Ridzik's free-enterprising techniques. Raw Deal: Three FBI agents are guarding a key witness whose testimony will end the Chicago crime organisation. Led by Luigi Patrovita (Sam Wanamaker). When the witness and the bodyguards are brutally murdered in an early morning raid. FBI agent harry Shannon (Darren McGavin) seeks out the service of former agent Mark Kaminsky (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Kaminsky forced to leave the Bureau due to his excessive violence and brutality is asked to assume a second identity with the intention of infiltrating the Patrovita organisation and destroying it from the inside. Informed that the reward for a successful mission is reinstatement with the FBI Kaminsky agrees to undertake the task.

  • Baby Boom [1987]Baby Boom | DVD | (11/03/2002) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The writing-directing team of Charles Shyer and Nancy Meyers (Father of the Bride) made this sweet satire about a high-powered yuppie executive (Diane Keaton) who unexpectedly becomes a mom and finds she can't successfully integrate the role into her busy life. Typical of the Shyer-Meyers films prior to Myers taking the director's reins on the wonderful Parent Trap, Baby Boom is a little wooden and more sentimental than genuine. But there are entertaining moments, for sure, and Keaton is a delight. --Tom Keogh

  • Raw Deal [1986]Raw Deal | DVD | (04/08/2008) from £3.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (225.56%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Three FBI agents are guarding a key witness whose testimony will end the Chicago crime organisation. Led by Luigi Patrovita (Sam Wanamaker). When the witness and the bodyguards are brutally murdered in an early morning raid. FBI agent harry Shannon (Darren McGavin) seeks out the service of former agent Mark Kaminsky (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Kaminsky forced to leave the Bureau due to his excessive violence and brutality is asked to assume a second identity with the intention of infiltrating the Patrovita organisation and destroying it from the inside. Informed that the reward for a successful mission is reinstatement with the FBI Kaminsky agrees to undertake the task.

  • Mr Denning Drives North [DVD]Mr Denning Drives North | DVD | (22/06/2015) from £6.73   |  Saving you £3.26 (48.44%)   |  RRP £9.99

    John Mills heads an outstanding cast as a father whose attempt to prevent his daughter's potentially disastrous marriage has unforeseen and terrifying consequences. Featuring a screenplay adapted from his own novel by Alec Coppel – Oscar-nominated writer of Hitchcock's Vertigo – Mr. Denning Drives North is a gripping psychological thriller presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements. Tom Denning one of the most successful aircraft manufacturers in the country has a perfect family life with his wife and daughter. But then it happens: in a flash this successful highly respected man becomes a tormented figure driven close to the edge of sanity by the desperate need to maintain a terrible secret... Special Features: Image gallery Promotional material PDF

  • The Shell Seekers [1990]The Shell Seekers | DVD | (24/02/2003) from £8.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Penelope Keeling is reaching her early seventies and has suffered a mild heart attack. She decides it is time to reflect on her life and to mend the troubled relationships she has with her three children. But she has not counted on the revealing power of her beloved painting 'The Shell Seekers'. When her children discover that the family portrait is a valuable commodity Penelope begins to see a new and ugly side to their personalities. Do they really care about her? Or are they too wrapped up in themselves? Penelope is forced to make some difficult decisions about what is important to her and what is best for her children.

  • Raw Deal [Blu-ray] [1986]Raw Deal | Blu Ray | (28/06/2010) from £7.79   |  Saving you £12.20 (156.61%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Three FBI agents are guarding a key witness whose testimony will end the Chicago crime organisation. Led by Luigi Patrovita (Sam Wanamaker). When the witness and the bodyguards are brutally murdered in an early morning raid. FBI agent harry Shannon (Darren McGavin) seeks out the service of former agent Mark Kaminsky (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Kaminsky forced to leave the Bureau due to his excessive violence and brutality is asked to assume a second identity with the intention of infiltrating the Patrovita organisation and destroying it from the inside. Informed that the reward for a successful mission is reinstatement with the FBI Kaminsky agrees to undertake the task.

  • Guilty By Suspicion [1990]Guilty By Suspicion | DVD | (30/06/2003) from £20.93   |  Saving you £-4.95 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A witch hunt has begun. The hunters are politicians sitting before clicking cameras in HAUC hearing rooms. Hollywood is on trail. An David Merrill is asked to 'name names'. This powerful directorial and screenwriting debut of veteran producer Irwin Winkler vividly recreates the creative community's infamous Blacklist era. De Niro plays Merrill an A-list director who can revive his stalled career by testifying against friends who are suspected communists. Annette Bening is Merrill's e

  • Superman Collection [DVD]Superman Collection | DVD | (19/07/2010) from £11.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (40.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Superman The Movie: The movie that makes a legend come to life. You know the story. The planet Krypton is doomed. Only one man Jor-El knows it and rockets his infant son to refuge on a distant world called Earth. As Jor-El's son grows to manhood he learns he possesses super-powers he must hide from ordinary mortals around him. It takes a big movie to contain the considerable talents of Marlon Brando Gene Hackman Jackie Cooper Glen Ford Margot Kidder Valerie Perrine and at its heart the most human portrayal of the Man of Steel Christopher Reeve. Superman an Academy Award winner (1978) for special achievement in visual effects is more than big enough. Directed by Richard Donner Superman: The Movie makes us believe this epic story all over again. Superman II: A nuclear explosion in outer space has freed rebel General Zod and his evil cohorts from their captivity in a fragment of Kryptonite. Having been banished from Krypton for their treachery against Jor-El they now plot revenge on his son - Superman. Arch villian Lex Luthor offers his services to Zod meanwhile Lois Lane has discovered Clark Kent's identity. Will Superman surrender his superhuman powers to marry her or will he save the city of Metropolis? Original cast members from Superman create a blend of thrills humour and humanity that makes this sequel great fun for the whole family. Superman III: After Superman: The Movie's epic storytelling and Superman II's awesome battles how could the first two hits be topped? In Superman III meet Gus Gorman (Richard Pryor) a half-witted computer programming natural. For him a keyboard is a weapon and Superman faces the microelectronic menace of his life. Christopher Reeve reprises his most beloved role deepening his character's human side as Clark Kent reunites with an old flame (Annette O'Toole) at a Smallville High class reunion. And when Superman becomes his own worst enemy after Kryptonite exposure Reeve pulls off both roles with dazzling conviction. Incredible visual effects abound - but above all it has heart heroism and high-flying humor. All in superabundance of course. Superman IV: Christopher Reeve not only dons the hero's cape for the fourth time in Superman IV: The Quest For Peace but also helped develop the film's provocative theme: nuclear disarmament. For me it's the most personal of the entire series Reeve says. It directly reflects what Superman should be and should be doing. Superman does a lot this time around. To make the world safe for nuclear arms merchants archvillain Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) creates a new being to challenge the Man of Steel: the radiation-charged Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow). The two foes clash in an explosive extravaganza that sees Superman save the Statue of Liberty plug a volcanic eruption of Mount Etna and rebuild the demolished Great Wall of China. Your quest for superheroic excitement is over!

  • Raw Deal [1986]Raw Deal | DVD | (20/05/2002) from £9.97   |  Saving you £11.01 (157.74%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A by-the-numbers action flick featuring a stern Arnold Schwarzenegger, Raw Deal has all the traditional traits of the genre. Schwarzenegger is a disgraced former FBI agent who winds up as sheriff of a backwater Southern town. He is given a chance to reclaim his job when the head of the Bureau offers him reinstatement if he'll go undercover to capture the mob boss responsible for killing his son. Schwarzenegger must get close enough to gain the trust of the gangster without being discovered as a mole, while gathering enough evidence to take him down. One of Schwarzenegger's early films, in which he honed his persona, Raw Deal offers up the usual quotient of gun battles and tough talk, with a trace of self-deprecating humour from its star, making it reasonably worthwhile entertainment. --Robert Lane

  • The Criminal [Blu-ray] [2019]The Criminal | Blu Ray | (16/09/2019) from £12.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Ex-con Johnny (Stanley Baker) used his time in prison wisely to plan the biggest robbery of his career. The robbery goes smoothly and Johnny goes to bury the money in a field until the heat is off, as agreed with friend and racketeer Mike Carter (Sam Wanamaker) and the rest of the gang. In a moment of weakness, Johnny pockets five hundred odd pounds from the haul. Coupled with a tip-off from his ex-girlfriend (Jill Bennett) this proves to be his undoing and Johnny is soon back in prison. The rest of the gang try in vain to get the location of the money out of him without success until Mike hits upon the idea of a break-out using Johnny's new love Suzanne (Margit Saad) as bait.

  • From Hell To Victory [DVD]From Hell To Victory | DVD | (19/05/2007) from £5.29   |  Saving you £0.70 (11.70%)   |  RRP £5.99

    On August 24th 1939 in a small riverside caf'' in France six old friends vow to reunite on that day each year however fate has a way of disrupting even the best laid plans. With the outbreak of war the friends find their lives running very different courses as their loyalties and nationalities begin to forge their future. An action-packed tale of war friendships and family ties.

  • Inspector Morse - Series 5Inspector Morse - Series 5 | DVD | (21/02/2005) from £24.95   |  Saving you £0.04 (0.20%)   |  RRP £24.99

    This box set features the entire fifth series of the classic British Television drama Inspector Morse. Episodes comprise: 1. Second Time Around: Morse becomes concerned when an ex-Deputy Police Commissioner is murdered. He also discovers that there exists a connection between a missing chapter from the murdered man's memoirs and himself... 2. Fat Chance: A woman deacon dies in suspicious circumstances and Morse is called in... 3. Who Killed Harry Field?:

  • Taras Bulba [1962]Taras Bulba | DVD | (20/10/2008) from £13.48   |  Saving you £-0.49 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Based upon the classic novel by Nikolai Gogol Taras Bulba is an epic tale of love betrayal honour and conflict. This unforgettable saga begins with story of Cossack warriors joining forces with the Polish army to rid the Ukraine of the invading Turkish. But once the battle is won the Cossacks only face treachery from their allies. Cossack leader Taras Bulba swears revenge. Raising his son with the intent of using him as a spy Teras sends his sibling Andrei into the midst of Polish society with the hope of taking them down from the inside. But his plans go awry when Andrei falls in love with the young daughter of a Polish Nobleman ensuing a conflict between national identity obligation duty and love. Directed by celebrated film maker J.Lee Thompson (Cape Fear The Guns Of Navarone) with a screenplay by Waldo Salt (Midnight Cowboy Serpico) Taras Bulba stars Yul Brynner (The Magnificent Seven The King And I) and Tony Curtis (The Defiant Ones The Sweet Smell Of Success) in a complex story of those who put all their faith into a sword.

  • Judgment In Berlin [1988]Judgment In Berlin | DVD | (02/02/2004) from £5.98   |  Saving you £-3.99 (-200.50%)   |  RRP £1.99

    An American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.

  • Winston Churchill - The Wilderness Years - Vol. 1: Down And Out / Politics Are Foul [1981]Winston Churchill - The Wilderness Years - Vol. 1: Down And Out / Politics Are Foul | DVD | (26/11/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    It’s easy to forget that before fronting the British war effort through most of World War II, Winston Churchill had spent the previous decade isolated in Parliament and in internal opposition to the Conservative party. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years dramatises this period in which the growing menace of Nazism in Germany was met with indifference, even fear by governments of the day who were more concerned with their survival than in serving those who had elected them. Churchill is perceptively played by Robert Hardy, confirming the image without falling into caricature. Visionary and obstinate by turns, he galvanises his supporters and enrages his enemies with a passion borne of conviction. A seasoned British cast includes Peter Barkworth as the amiable but ineffectual Stanley Baldwin, Eric Porter as the truly "out of time" Neville Chamberlain, Edward Woodward as the scheming Samuel Hoare and Nigel Havers as the tragically flawed Randolph Churchill. Martin Gilbert has done a persuasive job transforming his novel into a TV script, the scenes in the House of Commons having a gritty reality that makes compulsive viewing. On the DVD: it’s a pity that the Southern Pictures production, first screened in 1981, has emerged so dimly in this incarnation. Has the master tape eroded so badly, or was it simply not available? However, it’s worth putting up with the technical defects to enjoy this historically informed and grippingly dramatic serial. --Richard Whitehouse

  • Winston Churchill - The Wilderness Years - Vol. 4: The Long Tide Of Surrender / What Price Churchill [1981]Winston Churchill - The Wilderness Years - Vol. 4: The Long Tide Of Surrender / What Price Churchill | DVD | (26/11/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    It’s easy to forget that before fronting the British war effort through most of World War II, Winston Churchill had spent the previous decade isolated in Parliament and in internal opposition to the Conservative party. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years dramatises this period in which the growing menace of Nazism in Germany was met with indifference, even fear by governments of the day who were more concerned with their survival than in serving those who had elected them. Churchill is perceptively played by Robert Hardy, confirming the image without falling into caricature. Visionary and obstinate by turns, he galvanises his supporters and enrages his enemies with a passion borne of conviction. A seasoned British cast includes Peter Barkworth as the amiable but ineffectual Stanley Baldwin, Eric Porter as the truly "out of time" Neville Chamberlain, Edward Woodward as the scheming Samuel Hoare and Nigel Havers as the tragically flawed Randolph Churchill. Martin Gilbert has done a persuasive job transforming his novel into a TV script, the scenes in the House of Commons having a gritty reality that makes compulsive viewing. On the DVD: it’s a pity that the Southern Pictures production, first screened in 1981, has emerged so dimly in this incarnation. Has the master tape eroded so badly, or was it simply not available? However, it’s worth putting up with the technical defects to enjoy this historically informed and grippingly dramatic serial. --Richard Whitehouse

  • Winston Churchill - The Wilderness Years - Vol. 2: In High Places / A Menace In The House [1981]Winston Churchill - The Wilderness Years - Vol. 2: In High Places / A Menace In The House | DVD | (26/11/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    It’s easy to forget that before fronting the British war effort through most of World War II, Winston Churchill had spent the previous decade isolated in Parliament and in internal opposition to the Conservative party. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years dramatises this period in which the growing menace of Nazism in Germany was met with indifference, even fear by governments of the day who were more concerned with their survival than in serving those who had elected them. Churchill is perceptively played by Robert Hardy, confirming the image without falling into caricature. Visionary and obstinate by turns, he galvanises his supporters and enrages his enemies with a passion borne of conviction. A seasoned British cast includes Peter Barkworth as the amiable but ineffectual Stanley Baldwin, Eric Porter as the truly "out of time" Neville Chamberlain, Edward Woodward as the scheming Samuel Hoare and Nigel Havers as the tragically flawed Randolph Churchill. Martin Gilbert has done a persuasive job transforming his novel into a TV script, the scenes in the House of Commons having a gritty reality that makes compulsive viewing. On the DVD: it’s a pity that the Southern Pictures production, first screened in 1981, has emerged so dimly in this incarnation. Has the master tape eroded so badly, or was it simply not available? However, it’s worth putting up with the technical defects to enjoy this historically informed and grippingly dramatic serial. --Richard Whitehouse

  • Winston Churchill - The Wilderness Years - Vol. 3: The Flying Peril / His Own Funeral [1981]Winston Churchill - The Wilderness Years - Vol. 3: The Flying Peril / His Own Funeral | DVD | (26/11/2001) from £12.99   |  Saving you £-7.00 (-116.90%)   |  RRP £5.99

    It’s easy to forget that before fronting the British war effort through most of World War II, Winston Churchill had spent the previous decade isolated in Parliament and in internal opposition to the Conservative party. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years dramatises this period in which the growing menace of Nazism in Germany was met with indifference, even fear by governments of the day who were more concerned with their survival than in serving those who had elected them. Churchill is perceptively played by Robert Hardy, confirming the image without falling into caricature. Visionary and obstinate by turns, he galvanises his supporters and enrages his enemies with a passion borne of conviction. A seasoned British cast includes Peter Barkworth as the amiable but ineffectual Stanley Baldwin, Eric Porter as the truly "out of time" Neville Chamberlain, Edward Woodward as the scheming Samuel Hoare and Nigel Havers as the tragically flawed Randolph Churchill. Martin Gilbert has done a persuasive job transforming his novel into a TV script, the scenes in the House of Commons having a gritty reality that makes compulsive viewing. On the DVD: it’s a pity that the Southern Pictures production, first screened in 1981, has emerged so dimly in this incarnation. Has the master tape eroded so badly, or was it simply not available? However, it’s worth putting up with the technical defects to enjoy this historically informed and grippingly dramatic serial. --Richard Whitehouse

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