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  • Michael Collins [DVD]Michael Collins | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Michael Collins tells the powerful, turbulent story of one of Ireland's most controversial patriots and revolutionary heroes, known as ˜The Lion Of Ireland', who leads his countrymen in their fight for independence. Set in the early 20th century, when a monumental history of oppression and bloodshed had divided Ireland and its people, the film covers the bloody 1916 Easter Uprising, when Irish revolutionaries surrendered to the overwhelming military power of the British forces and Collins was arrested. Upon his release, he takes leadership of the Irish independence movement and strives to create a free and peaceful country.

  • Dickensian [DVD] [2015]Dickensian | DVD | (29/02/2016) from £10.99   |  Saving you £-1.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    All 20 episodes of the original drama inspired by the works of Charles Dickens. Featuring Charles Dickens' most iconic characters as their paths cross in Victorian London. Dickensian is a world of love, romance and intrigue with secrets lurking round every corner and a murder story at its heart. Discover the events that lead up to Miss Havisham's wedding day, the truth behind the death of Jacob Marley and the sacrifices made by a young Lady Dedlock. You don't have to know Dickens novels to fall in love with these characters or these stories packed with action, humour and suspense. With an all-star cast including Stephen Rea, Pauline Collins, Caroline Quentin, Omid Djalili and Peter Firth, Dickensian is period drama as we've never seen it before... EXTRAS: Behind the Scenes Featurettes

  • DCI Banks - Series 3 [DVD] [2015]DCI Banks - Series 3 | DVD | (30/03/2015) from £6.49   |  Saving you £13.50 (208.01%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Stephen Tompkinson returns as the tenacious and stubborn Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks in three more gripping crime stories. When the mother of 11 year old Kyle Heath reports him abducted by a man and a woman masquerading as social workers, Banks is drawn into a strange and unsettling search for the missing boy. When a journalist is found dead at a holiday home in a remote village, Banks and the team find a connection to a death in the 1980s involving the surviving members of a pop band. And a terrible chain of events is set in motion by the discovery of a loaded gun in a young girl's bedroom, ultimately putting Banks' own daughter in mortal danger. Elsewhere Detective Annie Cabbot returns from a year's maternity leave - is it time for Banks to admit how he really feels about her? Detective Helen Morton's relationship with her son becomes increasingly strained. And a difficult case forces Annie to reveal the identity of her child's father.

  • V for Vendetta [2006]V for Vendetta | DVD | (31/07/2006) from £4.99   |  Saving you £16.00 (320.64%)   |  RRP £20.99

    From the acclaimed graphic novel comes the tale of a masked vigilante in a Fascist Britain and the young woman he takes under his wing.

  • Still Crazy [1998]Still Crazy | DVD | (11/10/1999) from £3.00   |  Saving you £9.99 (76.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    This gently satirical British comedy chronicles the quixotic reunion of a late, arguably not-so-great and unlamented 70s rock band, Strange Fruit, with a winning mix of humour and poignancy. The "Fruits", as the survivors call themselves without irony, had disbanded after the tragic loss of one member, the mysterious disappearance of another and the aftershocks of internal rivalries, but 20 years later they warily reassemble for a Dutch club tour, a warm-up for a proposed festival appearance. Between that seemingly hare-brained proposal and the fateful festival, director Brian Gibson, working from a sharp script by Dick Clement and Ian LaFrenais, captures the absurdities of middle-aged rockers trying to recapture that lost cockiness.Breathing life into the band is a terrific cast, including Stephen Rea, Jimmy Nail, Timothy Spall and Bill Nighy, each managing to juggle deft archetype with believable character traits: Spall's cheerfully crass, flatulent drummer and Nighy's preening, slow-witted lead singer exemplify the approach, grabbing chuckles yet making you actually care about them. Equally impressive is Billy Connolly as the wily roadie, Hughie, at once pragmatic and devoted to his charges. All are well-served by production details and script points that get the group's lost world of late 60s and early 70s rock exactly right, from costuming and stage moves to the long-forgotten bands they name-check--Blodwyn Pig, anybody?The band's music likewise benefits from inspired insiders, cowriters Mick Jones (Spooky Tooth, Foreigner) and Chris Difford (Squeeze), who hit a nifty combination of bombast (for the silly scenes) and earnestness. When Gibson and his cast risk the story's amiable glow on a darker, more dramatic final act, the music rises to the challenge and the whole project, like its fictional subject, achieves an unexpectedly touching victory. --Sam Sutherland

  • Underworld: Awakening (Blu-ray 3D)Underworld: Awakening (Blu-ray 3D) | Blu Ray | (14/05/2012) from £4.89   |  Saving you £20.10 (80.40%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans...

  • The End of the AffairThe End of the Affair | DVD | (12/04/2004) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (-12.40%)   |  RRP £5.99

    On a rainy night in 1946 novelist Maurice Bendrix (Ralph Fiennes) has a meeting with Henry Miles (Stephen Rea) husband of his ex-mistress Sarah (Julianne Moore) who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled as he succumbs to his own jealousy and arranges to have her followed. As the investigation progresses Bendrix relives his passionate memories of their affair during The Blitz in London. He discovers her diary and reads her account of the affair. It is as different from his as night is from day. He re-enters her life and confronts once more the consuming love they had for each other and the reason for its annihilation

  • Black 47 [DVD]Black 47 | DVD | (26/12/2018) from £6.59   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    It's 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and reunite with his family. He's seen more than his share of horrors, but nothing prepares him for the famine's hopeless destruction of his homeland that has brutalised his people and there seems to be no law and order. He discovers his mother starved to death and his brother hanged by the brutal hand of the English. With little else to live for, he sets out on a destructive path to avenge his family.

  • DCI Banks - Series 5 [DVD]DCI Banks - Series 5 | DVD | (10/10/2016) from £8.39   |  Saving you £16.60 (66.40%)   |  RRP £24.99

  • The Company Of WolvesThe Company Of Wolves | DVD | (17/10/2005) from £3.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (300.75%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Director Neil Jordan's gothic outing is a unique excursion into horror.

  • DCI Banks - Series 2 [DVD]DCI Banks - Series 2 | DVD | (19/11/2012) from £7.29   |  Saving you £12.70 (63.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Stephen Tompkinson returns as Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, in the hit series based on the novels of the award-winning crime writer Peter Robinson. In three new adaptations, Banks must come to terms with dramatic changes to his team, as DS Annie Cabbot's impending maternity leave leads to the arrival of DI Helen Morton as a brilliant, accomplished, but socially inept addition to the Yorkshire Major Crimes Unit. When DCI Alan Banks receives a disturbing message from his brother Roy in Strange Affair, he drops everything to find him, just as new recruit DI Helen Morton finds evidence linking Banks to the body of a murder victim… In Dry Bones That Dream, DCI Alan Banks and DI Helen Morton must learn to reconcile their conflicting policing styles and personalities whilst trying to unravel the increasingly puzzling murder of a local accountant who has been leading a secret double life. When a teenage schoolgirl is found strangled in Innocent Graves, Banks and his team quickly identify their prime suspect. But the closer Banks moves towards a conviction, the more the course of the investigation distances him from Helen.

  • The Crying GameThe Crying Game | DVD | (31/07/2006) from £11.34   |  Saving you £4.65 (29.10%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The Crying Game offers a rare and precious movie experience. The film is an unclassifiable original that surprises, intrigues, confounds, and delights you with its freshness, humor, and honesty from beginning to end. It starts as a psychological thriller, as IRA foot soldier Fergus (the incomparable Stephen Rea) kidnaps a British soldier (Forest Whitaker) and waits for the news that will determine whether he executes his victim or sets him free. As the night wears on, a peculiar bond begins to form between the two men. Later, the movie shifts tone and morphs into something of a romantic comedy as Fergus unexpectedly becomes involved with the soldier's girlfriend Dil (Jaye Davidson) and discovers more about himself, and human nature in general, than he ever dreamed possible. Like Spielberg's E.T. , The Crying Game was supposed to be director Neil Jordan's "little, personal movie," the one he just had to make, even though no studio was willing to give him money because the story was so unusual. Instead, it became a surprise popular sensation, thanks in part to Miramax's cleverly provocative campaign playing up the hush-hush nature of the movie's big secret. The performances (including Miranda Richardson as one of Fergus's IRA colleagues) are subtly shaded, and the writing and direction are tantalizingly rich and suggestive; you're always trying to figure out the characters' true motives and feelings--even when they themselves are fully aware of their own motives and feelings. The Crying Game is a wise, witty, wondrous treasure of a movie. Director Jordan's credits include Mona Lisa, Interview with the Vampire, Michael Collins, and The Butcher Boy. --Jim Emerson

  • Long Shot (Flipside 034) (DVD + Blu-ray)Long Shot (Flipside 034) (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (26/06/2017) from £8.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    LONG SHOT (BFI Flipside 034) (DVD + Blu-ray) A film by Maurice Hatton THE FLIPSIDE: rescuing weird and wonderful British films from obscurity and presenting them in new high-quality editions. Rarely seen in the last 40 years our latest Flipside marks the release of this important and funny slice of Scottish cinema. A budding Scottish film producer tries to get his ambitious Aberdeen-set western financed, and while he attracts some major stars and directors to the film, he finds that with their support come more and more script changes... Filmed around the 1977 Edinburgh Film Festival, Long Shot is a deadpan satire about the trials and tribulations of British independent filmmaking, with terrific cameos from Charles Gormley, Wim Wenders, Susannah York, Stephen Frears, Alan Bennett and John Boorman. Extras: Scene Nun, Take One (Maurice Hatton, 1964, 26 mins): short film starring Susannah York and directed by Maurice Hatton Sean Connery's Edinburgh (1982, 28 mins): short film starring the iconic actor. The film was sponsored by the City of Edinburgh District Council and aimed at increasing tourist trade Hooray for Holyrood (Ross Wilson, 1986, 50 mins): Scottish Television short presented by Robbie Coltrane celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Edinburgh Film Festival Booklet with new writing from Bill Forsyth, Vic Pratt and Dylan Cave, plus full film credits

  • Company of Wolves [Blu-ray]Company of Wolves | Blu Ray | (18/10/2007) from £6.99   |  Saving you £13.00 (185.98%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Director Neil Jordan's gothic outing is a unique excursion into horror.

  • V For Vendetta [Blu-ray] [2006]V For Vendetta | Blu Ray | (07/07/2008) from £7.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (150.19%)   |  RRP £19.99

    From the acclaimed graphic novel comes the tale of a masked vigilante in a Fascist Britain and the young woman he takes under his wing.

  • Star Trek 1: The Motion Picture - The Director's Edition [1979]Star Trek 1: The Motion Picture - The Director's Edition | DVD | (06/05/2002) from £14.80   |  Saving you £4.18 (35.39%)   |  RRP £15.99

    It was an event that every fan had waited a decade for: the first Star Trek movie. But after its cinema release in 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture was quickly dubbed "The Slow-Motion Picture". In the opinion of general audiences, fans and critics alike, the snail-like pace of the film was a crippling flaw. It bothered one person even more, though: but Robert Wise finally got to scratch that itch when preparing this Director's Edition. In an unprecedented display of confidence from a movie studio, Wise has been allowed to re-edit the film and commission new visual effects sequences that were planned but unrealised for the original release. The result is frankly mind-boggling. Finally we are now able to see how Vulcan was supposed to amaze and alienate us, how integral the B-crew's role was to the mission, and just how spectacular the V'ger ship was imagined to be. Is the pace problem addressed? Undoubtedly it is. Scenes are trimmed and a new "busier" effects soundtrack helps considerably. Does it look better? Definitely. The shades of beige and puce have never seemed more crisply defined. Does it sound better? Jerry Goldsmith's music score (arguably one of the best ever written) is as majestically represented as the Enterprise herself. On the DVD: Star Trek: The Motion Picture two-disc set has oodles of extra features, including a complete library of all scenes deleted from both the original and new versions. The picture quality varies throughout, but it's worth putting up with for the (Wise-ly) excised material such as the unfinished effects work. An audio commentary from Wise, special effects director John Dykstra, composer Jerry Goldsmith and Commander Decker himself (Stephen Collins) provides an appraisal for movie aficionados more than Trek fans: the latter will be far more interested in a text commentary from Trek author and scholar Mike Okuda, who points out endless amounts of in-trivia. Better even than all these are three new documentaries that chronicle the film's history from then to now. Each is brightly put together (they don't drag), informative without being overly technical, and exude a pride without bragging. --Paul Tonks

  • Michael Collins [Blu-ray]Michael Collins | Blu Ray | (07/03/2016) from £7.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Neil Jordan returns to the strife-torn Irish political landscape for this real-life epic set in 1920 and starring Liam Neeson as the legendary Irish revolutionary leader and Julia Roberts as his headstrong fiancée.

  • The Crying Game (DVD + Blu-ray)The Crying Game (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (20/02/2017) from £7.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The Crying Game offers a rare and precious movie experience. The film is an unclassifiable original that surprises, intrigues, confounds, and delights you with its freshness, humor, and honesty from beginning to end. It starts as a psychological thriller, as IRA foot soldier Fergus (the incomparable Stephen Rea) kidnaps a British soldier (Forest Whitaker) and waits for the news that will determine whether he executes his victim or sets him free. As the night wears on, a peculiar bond begins to form between the two men. Later, the movie shifts tone and morphs into something of a romantic comedy as Fergus unexpectedly becomes involved with the soldier's girlfriend Dil (Jaye Davidson) and discovers more about himself, and human nature in general, than he ever dreamed possible. Like Spielberg's E.T. , The Crying Game was supposed to be director Neil Jordan's "little, personal movie," the one he just had to make, even though no studio was willing to give him money because the story was so unusual. Instead, it became a surprise popular sensation, thanks in part to Miramax's cleverly provocative campaign playing up the hush-hush nature of the movie's big secret. The performances (including Miranda Richardson as one of Fergus's IRA colleagues) are subtly shaded, and the writing and direction are tantalizingly rich and suggestive; you're always trying to figure out the characters' true motives and feelings--even when they themselves are fully aware of their own motives and feelings. The Crying Game is a wise, witty, wondrous treasure of a movie. Director Jordan's credits include Mona Lisa, Interview with the Vampire, Michael Collins, and The Butcher Boy. --Jim Emerson

  • I Didn't Know You Cared - The Complete First SeriesI Didn't Know You Cared - The Complete First Series | DVD | (25/04/2005) from £30.76   |  Saving you £-10.77 (-53.90%)   |  RRP £19.99

    From the books of Peter Tinniswood comes one of television's greatest comedy families The Brandons. There's miserable pessimist Uncle Mort his sharp-tongued sister Annie who is constantly arguing with husband Les their laid-back son Carter and his not so laid-back fianc Pat and finally old Uncle Stavely who carries his friend's ashes around his neck in a box and only enters the constant bickering with a cry of 'I 'eard that! Pardon?' Pat is desperately trying to turn reluctant

  • The Butcher BoyThe Butcher Boy | DVD | (15/10/2007) from £5.49   |  Saving you £7.50 (57.70%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A classic Irish movie, The Butcher Boy is set in a small town in Ireland in the mid part of the twentieth century. It tells the story of Francis 'Francie' Brady, a schoolboy who lives with his mother and alcoholic father. In the early part of the book it becomes apparent that Francie's mother is abused both verbally and physically by her belligerent husband, on a frequent basis. Francie's father, Benny, was raised in a tough religious school in Belfast, and it is suggested that this experience left him mentally traumatised. This mental trauma has left Benny bitter and angry, and he takes this anger out on his wife, his fury fuelled by alcohol. Francie's mother considers suicide and is committed for a time to a mental health facility.

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