"Actor: Shelley Winters"

  • The Night Of The Hunter (1955) (Criterion Collection) UK Only [Blu-ray] [2021]The Night Of The Hunter (1955) (Criterion Collection) UK Only | Blu Ray | (28/06/2021) from £18.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture The Night of the Hunterincredibly, the only film the great actor CHARLES LAUGHTON ever directed is truly a standalone masterwork. A horror movie with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, it stars a sublimely sinister ROBERT MITCHUM (Cape Fear, The Friends of Eddie Coyle) as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell (he of the tattooed knuckles), whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow, played by SHELLEY WINTERS (A Place in the Sun, The Diary of Anne Frank) are uncovered by her terrified young children. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humour, this ethereal, expressionistic American classicalso featuring the contributions of actress LILLIAN GISH (Intolerance, Duel in the Sun) and writer JAMES AGEEis cinema's quirkiest rendering of the battle between good and evil. Special Features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Audio commentary featuring assistant director Terry Sanders, film critic F. X. Feeney, archivist Robert Gitt, and author Preston Neal Jones Charles Laughton Directs The Night of the Hunter, a two-and-a-half-hour archival treasure trove of outtakes from the film New documentary featuring interviews with producer Paul Gregory, Sanders, Jones, and author Jeffrey Couchman New video interview with Simon Callow, author of Charles Laughton: A Difficult Actor Clip from The Ed Sullivan Show, in which cast members perform live a scene that was deleted from the film Fifteen-minute episode of the BBC show Moving Pictures about the film Archival interview with cinematographer Stanley Cortez Gallery of sketches by author Davis Grubb New video conversation between Gitt and film critic Leonard Maltin about Charles Laughton Directs The Night of the Hunter Original theatrical trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Terrence Rafferty and Michael Sragow

  • The Poseidon Adventure [DVD] [1972]The Poseidon Adventure | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £4.00 (66.78%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Hands down, this is the best movie (and was one of the first) to come out of the seemingly endless cycle of disaster movies that dominated box offices during the 1970s. It could even be argued that Titanic owes some of its success to the precedent set by this 1972 blockbuster starring Gene Hackman as a priest who leads a small group of survivors to safety from the bowels of a capsized luxury liner. From its stellar cast to its cheesy, Oscar-winning theme song, The Morning After, the movie has all the ingredients of a popular classic, beginning with a New Year's Eve celebration aboard the ill-fated Poseidon and ending as a pop allegory when the Hackman character becomes a Christ-like martyr. Filmed on spectacular sets where everything down is up and the ship's thick hull points in the direction of salvation, this is "a waterlogged Grand Hotel" (in the words of New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael) that is as entertaining as it is unabashedly brainless. The Poseidon Adventure is filled with performances that rise above the limits of the screenplay. It's also the only movie--unless you count her underwater corpse in Night of the Hunter--that lets Shelley Winters strut her stuff as an aquatic heroine. Who could ask for anything more? --Jeff Shannon

  • Pete's Dragon [DVD] [1977]Pete's Dragon | DVD | (05/10/2009) from £4.99   |  Saving you £13.00 (72.30%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Pete a young orphan flees from his cruel guardians to a fishing town with a loveable but mischievous dragon named Elliott. Despite Elliott's constant troublemaking Pete is taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper (Helen Reddy) and her father (Mickey Rooney). But when Pete's guardians arrive demanding his return Pete's new family led by one fire-breathing dragon refuses to let him go! This Disney Classic is filled with memorable songs rousing dances and splend

  • Lolita [1962]Lolita | DVD | (01/06/2006) from £6.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (100.14%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Stanley Kubrick's 1961 version of Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov's notorious 1953 novel, prompted a scandal in its day: even to address the issue of paedophilia on screen was deemed to be as perverted as the hapless protagonist Humbert Humbert. James Mason plays Humbert, the suave English Professor whose gentlemanly exterior peels away as quickly as his scruples once exposed to Sue Lyons' well-developed teenage beauty. In order to be close to her, he marries her mother, the lonely and pathetically pretentious Charlotte (Shelley Winters) only for her to expire conveniently, leaving Humbert free to embark on a motel-to-motel trek across America with Lolita in tow, evading suspicions that theirs is more than a father-daughter relationship. Peter Sellers, meanwhile, gives a Dr Strangelove-type tour de force performance as Clare Quilty, a TV writer also in pursuit of Lolita, who harasses Humbert under several guises, including a psychiatrist. As a movie, Lolita is flawed, albeit interestingly so. The sexual innuendo (a summer camp called Camp Climax, for example) seems jarring and pointless, while Sellers' comic turn detracts from any sense of guilt, tension or tragedy. It's as if the real purpose of the film is to offer a sort of silent, mocking laughter at the wretched Humbert and systematically divest him of his dignity. By the end, he is a babbling wretch while Sue Lyons' Lolita is pragmatic and self-possessed. It's Mason and Lyons' performances, which lift the film from its mess of structural difficulties. Decades on, their central relationship still makes for pitifully compulsive viewing. On the DVD: Few extras, sadly, though the brief original trailer is excellent, built around the question, "How could they make a film out of Lolita?". The original black and white picture and mono sound are excellent. --David Stubbs

  • Pete's Dragon [Blu-ray] [1977][Region Free]Pete's Dragon | Blu Ray | (15/04/2013) from £6.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (56.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    When an orphan named Pete and his best friend Elliott - an invisible dragon! - wander into the seaside village of Passamaquoddy, the townspeople think he is behind the hilarious accidents that keep happening. But after a daring rescue, everyone starts to believe in Pete's fire-breathing buddy. Get ready for the magical adventure filled with friendship, fun and heart-warming songs, including the 1977 Academy Award Best Song nominee, Candle On The Water. Special Features: Brazzle Dazzle Effects: Behind Disney's Movie Magic Deleted Storyboard Sequence: Terminus and Hoagy Hunt Elliott Original Song Concept: Boo Bop Bopbop Bop (I Love You, Too)

  • The Diary Of Anne Frank [1959]The Diary Of Anne Frank | DVD | (04/07/2005) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (141.45%)   |  RRP £12.99

    George Stevens' epic screen adaptation of one of the most moving documents to emerge from World War II - the diary of a thirteen year old Jewish girl Anne Frank. To escape the horrors of Nazi persecution Otto Frank (Joseph Schildkraut) hid with his wife (Gusti Huber) and their two daughters Anne (Millie Perkins) and Margot (Diane Baker) in a disused Amsterdam attic for two years. Also hiding with them were Mr and Mrs van Daan (Lou Jacobi and Shelley Winters) their son Peter (Ric

  • The Night Of The Hunter [1955]The Night Of The Hunter | DVD | (19/03/2001) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In the entire history of American movies, The Night of the Hunter stands out as the rarest and most exotic of specimens. It is, to say the least, a masterpiece--and not just because it was the only movie directed by flamboyant actor Charles Laughton or the only produced solo screenplay by the legendary critic James Agee (who also co-wrote The African Queen). The truth is, nobody has ever made anything approaching its phantasmagoric, overheated style in which German expressionism, religious hysteria, fairy-tale fantasy (of the Grimm-est variety), and stalker movie are brought together in a furious boil. Like a nightmarish premonition of stalker movies to come, Night of the Hunter tells the suspenseful tale of a demented preacher (Robert Mitchum, in a performance that prefigures his memorable villain in Cape Fear), who torments a boy and his little sister--even marries their mixed-up mother (Shelley Winters)--because he's certain the kids know where their late bank-robber father hid a stash of stolen money. So dramatic, primal, and unforgettable are its images--the preacher's shadow looming over the children in their bedroom, the magical boat ride down a river whose banks teem with fantastic wildlife, those tattoos of LOVE and HATE on the unholy man's knuckles, the golden locks of a drowned woman waving in the current along with the indigenous plant life in her watery grave--that they're still haunting audiences (and filmmakers) today. --Jim Emerson, Amazon.com

  • Alfie [1965]Alfie | DVD | (26/08/2002) from £5.38   |  Saving you £10.61 (197.21%)   |  RRP £15.99

    What's it all about, Alfie?" asked the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David title song, to which the less philosophical answer might be: an amoral young man comically seducing a succession of beautiful women in swinging-sixties London. Michael Caine was the titular anti-hero, here consolidating his new star status from Zulu (1964) and The Ipcress File (1965), his conquests including Shelley Winters, Jane Asher and Shirley Ann Field. Alfie was a huge success, bringing a new frankness about changing sexual attitudes to the screen, in which respect it was almost the male companion to Julie Christie's then shocking, Oscar-winning performance in Darling (1965). It was also a sort-of contemporary Tom Jones, which had swept the Oscars for 1963, however, Alfie was not only better made, but in Michael Caine's guilelessly amoral asides to camera, offered a groundbreaking illustration of a newly self-conscious cinema. It is a technique Caine would reprise as the middle-aged philanderer in Blame It On Rio (1983). With Blow Up also released in 1966, and Ken Russell's Women In Love following in 1969, British film-making was truly in the midst of a sexual revolution. Michael Caine would reunite with director Lewis Gilbert and meet his female match in Educating Rita (1983). --Gary S. Dalkin

  • The Night of the Hunter [Blu-ray]The Night of the Hunter | Blu Ray | (28/10/2013) from £16.18   |  Saving you £3.81 (23.55%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This visually ravishing authentically terrifying Southern Gothic masterpiece is one of the cinema's great one-offs not just because it was the only film directed by the actor Charles Laughton. Robert Mitchum gives a career-best performance as Harry Powell a self-appointed preacher with 'LOVE' and 'HATE' tattooed on his knuckles who travels to a small town in search of his executed cellmate's stash of cash under the impression that his two young children know its whereabouts. But the film's melodramatic plot plays second fiddle to some of the most extraordinary images ever captured on film. Laughton and cinematographer Stanley Cortez (The Magnificent Ambersons) imbue almost every shot with a luminosity that recalls the great silent masterpieces of F.W. Murnau and Victor Sjöström. A widely misunderstood flop at the time (which put Laughton off ever directing again) it's now regarded as one of the greatest of all American films. Special Features: New digital transfer made from 35mm film elements restored by UCLA Film and Television Archive in cooperation with MGM Studios with funding provided by the Film Foundation and Robert B. Strum Optional original uncompressed Mono PCM audio and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Isolated Music and Effects Soundtrack Charles Laughton Directs 'The Night of the Hunter' - A two-and-a-half-hour documentary on the making of the film featuring outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage Archival interview with cinematographer Stanley Cortez Original theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly artwork by Graham Humphreys Booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and filmmaker David Thompson with more to be announced!

  • The Diary Of Anne Frank [DVD]The Diary Of Anne Frank | DVD | (19/05/2014) from £7.98   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    After the Nazis invade Amsterdam 13-year-old Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in an attic. Her remarkable account of their strife and of her first love unfolds In this extraordinary portrait of humanity - now 55 years after its first release and 85 years after Anne's birth. Nominated for eight Oscars and Winning three The Diary of Anne Frank is a timeless story of hope and love amidst adversity.

  • The Poseidon Adventure [1972]The Poseidon Adventure | DVD | (30/06/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Hands down, this is the best movie (and was one of the first) to come out of the seemingly endless cycle of disaster movies that dominated box offices during the 1970s. It could even be argued that Titanic owes some of its success to the precedent set by this 1972 blockbuster starring Gene Hackman as a priest who leads a small group of survivors to safety from the bowels of a capsized luxury liner. From its stellar cast to its cheesy, Oscar-winning theme song, The Morning After, the movie has all the ingredients of a popular classic, beginning with a New Year's Eve celebration aboard the ill-fated Poseidon and ending as a pop allegory when the Hackman character becomes a Christ-like martyr. Filmed on spectacular sets where everything down is up and the ship's thick hull points in the direction of salvation, this is "a waterlogged Grand Hotel" (in the words of New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael) that is as entertaining as it is unabashedly brainless. The Poseidon Adventure is filled with performances that rise above the limits of the screenplay. It's also the only movie--unless you count her underwater corpse in Night of the Hunter--that lets Shelley Winters strut her stuff as an aquatic heroine. Who could ask for anything more? --Jeff Shannon

  • Poseidon Adventure [Blu-ray] [1972]Poseidon Adventure | Blu Ray | (13/01/2014) from £7.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (100.13%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Hands down, this is the best movie (and was one of the first) to come out of the seemingly endless cycle of disaster movies that dominated box offices during the 1970s. It could even be argued that Titanic owes some of its success to the precedent set by this 1972 blockbuster starring Gene Hackman as a priest who leads a small group of survivors to safety from the bowels of a capsized luxury liner. From its stellar cast to its cheesy, Oscar-winning theme song, The Morning After, the movie has all the ingredients of a popular classic, beginning with a New Year's Eve celebration aboard the ill-fated Poseidon and ending as a pop allegory when the Hackman character becomes a Christ-like martyr. Filmed on spectacular sets where everything down is up and the ship's thick hull points in the direction of salvation, this is "a waterlogged Grand Hotel" (in the words of New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael) that is as entertaining as it is unabashedly brainless. The Poseidon Adventure is filled with performances that rise above the limits of the screenplay. It's also the only movie--unless you count her underwater corpse in Night of the Hunter--that lets Shelley Winters strut her stuff as an aquatic heroine. Who could ask for anything more? --Jeff Shannon

  • Odds Against Tomorrow (DVD + Blu-ray)Odds Against Tomorrow (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (24/10/2016) from £8.49   |  Saving you £11.50 (135.45%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Considered by many to be the last of the true 40s and 50s film noirs, Odds Against Tomorrow is the story of a daring robbery gone wrong. When ruthless killer Earle Slater (Robert Ryan) teams up with crooked ex-cop Dave Burke (Ed Begley), and gambler Johnny Ingram (Harry Belafonte) to rob a New York bank, things quickly start to go wrong. Fuelled by his racist hatred, Earle continually clashes with Johnny resulting in the heist quickly spiralling out of control. With the escalating tension comes increasing violence as Slater's prejudice drives both him and Ingram to the very edge. With its dark jazz score and brooding atmosphere Odds Against Tomorrow represents one of the most important films about race and racism, and was directed by 4 time Oscar winner Robert Wise (The Sound of Music, West Side Story). Extras Original trailer Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film

  • He Ran All The Way [DVD]He Ran All The Way | DVD | (23/02/2015) from £9.98   |  Saving you £6.00 (85.84%)   |  RRP £12.99

    John Garfield, Shelley Winters and Norman Lloyd star in this film noir classic. Nick (Garfield) and Al (Lloyd) are involved in a payroll heist that goes wrong, resulting in a policeman being shot. Al is caught while Nick gets away, hiding out at the local swimming pool. There, he meets and charms local girl Peg Dobbs (Winters) and she invites him back to her house, unaware of the crime he has just committed. Soon things start to unravel for Nick as he holds Peg's entire family hostage, knowing that the police are getting ever closer to finding him.

  • Winchester '73 (1950) - Westerns Collection 2011 [DVD]Winchester '73 (1950) - Westerns Collection 2011 | DVD | (30/05/2011) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    It's the legendary James Stewart at his leading-man finest in this timeless western that set the standard for all that followed. Frontiersman Lin McAdam (Stewart) is attempting to track down both his father's murderer and his one-of-a-kind rifle the Winchester '73 as it passes among a diverse group of desperate characters including a crazed highwayman (Dan Duryea) an immoral gunrunner (John McIntire) a savage young Indian chief (Rock Hudson) and McAdam's own murderous brother (Stephen McNally). Featuring Shelley Winters as the rifle's only rival for McAdam's interest and Tony Curtis in one of his first screen performances the gripping tale of the men (and gun) who won the West is one of Stewart's most memorable films and one of the genre's most enduring classics.

  • Cry of the City (Blu-ray)Cry of the City (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (22/08/2016) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A masterpiece of law and disorder, Robert Siodmak's film noir classic depicts a timeless battle of good versus evil on the streets of New York. Childhood friends Martin Rome (Richard Conte), a charismatic and ruthless criminal, and Lieutenant Candella (Victor Mature), a dogged and tireless cop, go head-to-head as Rome attempts to forge an alibi through intimidation and menace. Seductively callous and threatening, Rome's travails reveal an underworld of corruption and criminality at the heart of the Big Apple. Candella's persistence and resourcefulness keeps his nemesis looking over his shoulder as a tense game of cat and mouse plays out to an inevitably dramatic climax. Offering a vivid depiction of life in Little Italy, Siodmak's fast-paced crime thriller is beautifully shot and is a key work in the genre. Extras Original theatrical trailer Audio commentary with Adrian Martin Fully illustrated booklet Other extras TBC

  • Alice In Wonderland [DVD] [1983]Alice In Wonderland | DVD | (17/05/2010) from £3.59   |  Saving you £3.40 (48.60%)   |  RRP £6.99

    Sometimes she's too big. Or much too small. Sometimes things are backwards. And there's always too much pepper in the soup! Nothing is quite right since Alice chased a very unusual White Rabbit and stumbled into an adventure that grows curiouser and curiouser. One of the greatest childhood fantasies ever is captured in Irwin Allen's colorful all-star production adapted from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Steve Allen wrote the jolly witty songs and more than a dozen Hollywood stars join in the wondrous fun. Alice is looking for a way home. And happy to be welcomed into yours.

  • A Place In The Sun [1951]A Place In The Sun | DVD | (18/11/2002) from £10.80   |  Saving you £2.19 (20.28%)   |  RRP £12.99

    George Stevens' stunning adaptation of Theodore Dreiser's 'An American Tragedy' garnered six Academy Awards (including Best Director and Best Screenplay) and guaranteed immortality for screen lovers Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor. Clift stars as George Eastman a poor young man determined to win a place in respectable society and the heart of a beautiful socialite (Elizabeth Taylor). Shelley Winters plays the factory girl whose dark secret threatens Eastman's professional a

  • Pete's Dragon [1977]Pete's Dragon | DVD | (12/11/2001) from £12.91   |  Saving you £7.08 (35.40%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Disney loved to mix live action with animation (Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), but this 1977 effort falls on its face. The turn-of-the-century story concerns an orphaned boy whose only friend is a cartoon monster. While the latter is entertainingly rendered, the rest of the film strains to be enchanting and the cast overreaches in a big way. Not for anybody over the age of ten. --Tom Keogh

  • Portrait Of A Lady [1997]Portrait Of A Lady | DVD | (25/06/2001) from £6.73   |  Saving you £3.26 (48.44%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Nicole Kidman is Isabel Archer a young woman of daring independence and equally fierce desires. But her headstrong innocence is no match for the manipulations of her duplicitous friend Madame Merle (Barbara Hershey in an Oscar-nominated performance) and the devious Gilbert Osmond (John Malkovich). Adapted from the novel by Henry James.

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