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  • Sister Act / Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit [1992]Sister Act / Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £5.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (200.33%)   |  RRP £17.99

    In Sister Act, Whoopi Goldberg plays a Reno lounge singer who hides out as a nun when her villainous boyfriend (Harvey Keitel) goes gunning for her. Maggie Smith is the mother superior who has to cope with Whoopi's unorthodox behaviour, but the cute script turns the tables and shows the latter energising the stodgy convent with song and attitude. A real crowd-pleaser and a perfect vehicle for Goldberg, this is a happy experience all around. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com Whoopi Goldberg returns in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, a gratuitous, poorly written sequel that contrives a reason to get her character back into Maggie Smith's convent. The "socially conscious" plot finds Goldberg being asked to relate to a bunch of street kids and pull them together into a choir. Since a bad guy is needed, the script grabs that old chestnut about a rich guy (James Coburn) preparing to close down the convent's school, and runs with it. The film is slow and unconvincing from start to finish, although co-stars Mary Wickes and Kathy Najimy get some good laughs, and the music is pretty spirited. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • Sister Act 2 - Back In The Habit [1993]Sister Act 2 - Back In The Habit | DVD | (08/04/2002) from £4.85   |  Saving you £10.14 (209.07%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Whoopi Goldberg returns in a gratuitous, poorly written sequel that contrives a reason to get her character back into Maggie Smith's convent. The "socially conscious" plot finds Goldberg being asked to relate to a bunch of street kids and pull them together into a choir. Since a bad guy is needed, the script grabs that old chestnut about a rich guy (James Coburn) preparing to close down the convent's school, and runs with it. The film is slow and unconvincing from start to finish, although co-stars Mary Wickes and Kathy Najimy get some good laughs, and the music is pretty spirited. --Tom Keogh

  • Sister Act / Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit [1992]Sister Act / Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit | DVD | (26/09/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Sister Act: A Hilariously Divine Comedy!"" -ABC Radio Network. Relive all the fun laughter and irresistible music of Sister Act - the inspired comedy hit that packed pews everywhere! Whoopi Goldberg stars as a sassy low-rent lounge singer forced to hide out from the mob in the last place anyone would ever look for her - a convent. While she's there her irreverent behavior attracts a flock of faithful followers and turns the nuns' tone-deaf choir into a soulful chorus of swin

  • The Distinguished Gentleman [1992]The Distinguished Gentleman | DVD | (01/03/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    A con man with the same name as a long time congressman gets elected when the real congressman passes away...

  • Oliver & Company [Blu-ray] [Region Free]Oliver & Company | Blu Ray | (10/02/2014) from £7.49   |  Saving you £-0.50 (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.99

    Disney does Dickens in this animated version of Oliver Twist, in which a homeless New York City cat falls in with a bunch of mischievous dogs under the leadership of the appealing scoundrel Fagin. The roots of Disney's success with animation in the 1990s begins with this clever, energetic, atmospheric movie, which succeeds in capturing the grim world Dickens conjured. Lyricist Howard Ashman (The Little Mermaid) worked on the songs, the best of which is sung by Billy Joel, who provides the voice of (the Artful) Dodger. --Tom Keogh

  • Oliver And Company  (Disney) [1988]Oliver And Company (Disney) | DVD | (15/10/2001) from £8.49   |  Saving you £9.50 (111.90%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Disney does Dickens in this animated version of Oliver Twist, in which a homeless New York City cat falls in with a bunch of mischievous dogs under the leadership of the appealing scoundrel Fagin. The roots of Disney's success with animation in the 1990s begins with this clever, energetic, atmospheric movie, which succeeds in capturing the grim world Dickens conjured. Lyricist Howard Ashman (The Little Mermaid) worked on the songs, the best of which is sung by Billy Joel, who provides the voice of (the Artful) Dodger. --Tom Keogh

  • To Sleep With Anger (1990) [The Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]To Sleep With Anger (1990) | Blu Ray | (25/03/2019) from £17.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Charles Burnett's 1990 masterpiece, a family drama suffused with magical realism. A slowburning masterwork of the early 1990s, this third feature by Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep) is a singular piece of American mythmaking. In a towering performance, Danny Glover (The Color Purple) plays the enigmatic southern drifter Harry, a devilish charmer who turns up out of the blue on the South Central Los Angeles doorstep of his old friends. In short order, Harry's presence turns a seemingly peaceful household upside down, exposing smouldering tensions between parents and children, tradition and change, virtue and temptation. Interweaving evocative strains of gospel and blues with rich, poeticrealist images, To Sleep with Anger is a sublimely stirring film from an autonomous artistic sensibility, a portrait of family resilience steeped in the traditions of black mysticism and folklore. Features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by director Charles Burnett, with 2.0 surround DTSHD Master Audio soundtrack New interview programme featuring Burnett, actors Danny Glover and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and associate producer Linda Koulisis A Walk with Charles Burnett, a new hourlong conversation between Burnett and filmmaker Robert Townsend that revisits Burnett's films and shooting locations Short video tribute to Burnett produced for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards ceremony in 2017 PLUS: An essay by critic Ashley Clark

  • The Mighty Quinn [1989]The Mighty Quinn | DVD | (19/05/2003) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A highly enjoyable sleeper, The Mighty Quinn is a variation on one of those 1930s studio pictures about two boyhood friends who grow up on different sides of the law. But it's 1989, and things are a bit different. Denzel Washington, smooth as Jamaican rum, plays the police chief of a Caribbean island, a place where crime isn't exactly a pressing concern. Thus the chief is put out when the clues in a murder case point to his old buddy, a dreadlocked ne'er-do-well played by a mischievous Robert Townsend. Director Carl Schenkel is much more interested in friendships and great island atmosphere than in the actual unlocking of the case, and that's just fine. Add in a bouncy soundtrack of reggae music, and The Mighty Quinn becomes one of those hard-to-resist vacation movies. --Robert Horton

  • To Sleep With Anger [1990]To Sleep With Anger | DVD | (24/05/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    When Harry comes to town he brings good times bad times...and a lot of trouble!

  • The Mighty Quinn [1989]The Mighty Quinn | DVD | (05/06/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Life in the easygoing Carribean is hard on Police Chief Xavier Quinn (Washington). Dubbed The Mighty Quinn by sarcastic islanders and nagged by a wife who'd rather he were babysitting Quinn is suddenly thrust into action when his childhood friend Maubee (Robert Townsend) is accused of murder. Forced to search for his elusive friend Quinn meets up with a colourful array of suspects including the dead man's beautiful mistress (Rogers) who dreams of being a lounge singer an eccentric voodoo sorceress with snakes in her parlour (Esther Rolle) and a mysterious American visitor with dubious intentions...

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