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  • Groundhog Day [1993]Groundhog Day | DVD | (18/02/2002) from £3.00   |  Saving you £16.99 (566.33%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Bill Murray does warmth in Groundhog Day, a romantic fantasy about a wacky weatherman forced to relive one strange day over and over again, until he gets it right. Snowed in during a road-trip expedition to watch the famous groundhog encounter his shadow, Murray falls into a time warp that is never explained but pays off so richly that it doesn't need to be. Director Harold Ramis (who co-starred with Murray in Ghostbusters) takes an absurd situation and explores its every imaginable comic possibility. The elaborate loop-the-loop plot structure cooked up by screenwriter Danny Rubin is crystal-clear every step of the way, but it is Murray's world-class reactive timing that makes the jokes explode, and we end up looking forward to each new variation. Because none of the other characters are aware that Groundhog Day is continually repeating itself, Murray goes through a repertoire of responses, from conniving lust for Rita (Andie MacDowell) to gleeful nihilism to a Zen resignation worthy of Buster Keaton. Groundhog Day manages the rare feat of producing belly laughs in abundance and also being genuinely wise about the human condition. --David Chute, Amazon.com On the DVD: the disc presents the movie in a 1.85:1 ratio and with Dolby surround sound. There are trailers for Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters and Multiplicity, along with filmographies for Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Andie McDowell and Chris Elliot. This remastered edition also comes with an extended documentary "The Weight of Time", which offers insights into the "European"-style script and production difficulties, but is a little over-lavish in its praise of the actors on set. Thought-provokingly, the documentary also touches upon the spiritual nature of the movie and what it has meant to an audience beyond being a simple comedy. Also included here is a director’s commentary by Ramis which, although informative, has too many long breaks and would surely have benefited from the addition of Bill Murray to the conversation. --Nikki Disney

  • Freaky Friday [2003]Freaky Friday | DVD | (26/04/2004) from £4.49   |  Saving you £13.50 (75.00%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Dr. Tess Coleman and her 15-year-old daughter Anna have the shock of their lives when on a particular freaky Friday, they wake up to find they have swapped bodies.

  • Thelma & Louise--Special Edition [1991]Thelma & Louise--Special Edition | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.49   |  Saving you £5.50 (45.90%)   |  RRP £11.99

    Thelma and Louise is as extraordinary and admirable a film in retrospect as it was when it was first shown. Nothing has dated about its tale of two waitresses who decide that being outlaws and eventual death on their own terms is better than putting up with any more nonsense from husbands, boyfriends, rapists and offensive strangers. Ridley Scott's direction is almost impeccable; Callie Khourie's script is intelligent, without being patronising, about the lives of blue-collar women; and the central performances from Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon are finely judged in the way they show hidden capacities in two ordinary people gradually opening up. The secondary performances are remarkable as well, most notably Harvey Keitel as the policeman with a heart who tries and fails to save them, and Brad Pitt as the beautiful boy whose casual thievishness dooms them even further. On the DVD: Thelma and Louise comes to DVD in its original widescreen ratio of 2.35:1 and with high quality Dolby 5.1 sound that brings out fine details of the Country score and the atmospheric noises of fast cars and lonely places. This special edition also comes with two commentaries, one in which Ridley Scott discusses his conception of the film in painstaking detail, and a delightful one in which Khourie, Davis and Sarandon charmingly bitch their way through the whole film. There is more of this in the excellent making-of documentary, "The Last Journey", which includes a subtly different alternate ending, as well as a comprehensive set of deleted scenes, notably a more tender alternate version of the Davis/Pitt love scene. --Roz Kaveney

  • Garfield The Movie - Single Disc Edition [2004]Garfield The Movie - Single Disc Edition | DVD | (26/11/2004) from £6.10   |  Saving you £9.89 (61.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Bill Murray voices everyone's favourite feline who must crawl off the sofa to save a kidnapped puppy in this live-action/CGI comedy.

  • Memoirs of an Invisible Man [Blu-ray]Memoirs of an Invisible Man | Blu Ray | (01/10/2018) from £6.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Just a quick nap and weary stock analyst Nick Halloway is sure he'll emerge good as new. Instead he wakes up good as gone. Vanished. Poof. Thin air. A nuclear accident has made Nick invisible. The laughs and visual effects are out of sight when Chevy Chase headlines Memoirs of an Invisible Man. Invisibility makes it easier to spy on agents (particularly chief adversary Sam Neill) who've put him in his predicament. And can he romance a lovely documentary producer (Daryl Hannah) in a way she's never seen before. John Carpenter (Halloween, Starman) directs and Industrial Light and Magic dream weavers conjure up eye-opening effects as Nick embarks on his manic quest. Seeing is believing. And enjoying.

  • Memento [2000]Memento | DVD | (14/01/2002) from £4.99   |  Saving you £13.00 (260.52%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Guy Pearce stars in this innovative thriller that begins with a crime and then goes back through time to trace its origins.

  • Memoirs of an Invisible Man [DVD]Memoirs of an Invisible Man | DVD | (01/10/2018) from £5.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Just a quick nap and weary stock analyst Nick Halloway is sure he'll emerge good as new. Instead he wakes up good as gone. Vanished. Poof. Thin air. A nuclear accident has made Nick invisible. The laughs and visual effects are out of sight when Chevy Chase headlines Memoirs of an Invisible Man. Invisibility makes it easier to spy on agents (particularly chief adversary Sam Neill) who've put him in his predicament. And can he romance a lovely documentary producer (Daryl Hannah) in a way she's never seen before. John Carpenter (Halloween, Starman) directs and Industrial Light and Magic dream weavers conjure up eye-opening effects as Nick embarks on his manic quest. Seeing is believing. And enjoying.

  • Groundhog Day [Blu-ray] [1993]Groundhog Day | Blu Ray | (05/11/2012) from £6.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (46.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Teamed with a relentlessly cheery producer (Andie MacDowell) and a smart aleck cameraman TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney Pennsylvania to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. On his way out of town Phil is caught in a giant blizzard - which he himself actually failed to predict - and finds himself stuck in a small town hell. Just when things couldn't get worse... they do! Phil wakes the next morning to find that it's Groundhog Day all over again... and again... and again. During the recurring 24 hour nightmare Phil starts to realise that he can also use it to his advantage - to re-write the events of his day and to generally have a whale of a time. But manipulating his day to capture the one woman he really wants is not quite so easy! A truly comic time warp that everyone will enjoy being stuck in!!

  • Garfield Collection - Garfield/Garfield - A Tail Of Two Kitties/Garfield Gets Real [2004]Garfield Collection - Garfield/Garfield - A Tail Of Two Kitties/Garfield Gets Real | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £8.98   |  Saving you £-3.66 (-68.80%)   |  RRP £5.32

    Garfield: Fat feline Garfield (voiced by ever excellent Bill Murray) enjoys his endless days of restful relaxation lasagne dinners and the undivided attention of his owner Jon (Meyer). However when Jon attempts to impress the ice-cold vet Liz (Love Hewitt) he takes in the hyperactive abandoned dog Odie. Turning Garfield's world upside down Odie is promptly dog-napped by evil TV celebrity Happy Chapman (Tobolowsky) and the corpulent cat must brave the outside world to bring him back! Garfield 2: Garfield America's favorite cat is going continental. He's traveling across the pond (with canine sidekick Odie) to surprise his master Jon Arbuckle (Meyer) who is in London to propose to his girlfriend veterinarian Liz Wilson (Hewitt). In the land of Big Ben Buckingham Palace Scotland Yard and fish and chips Garfield's British invasion takes on a Prince and the Paw-per dimension. He inadvertently swicthes places with the Prince a royal cat (and by luck his exact look-a-like) who has just inherited Castle Carlyle from his deceased owner Lady Eleanor this is a huge disappointment to her dastardly nephew Lord Dargis (Billy Connelly). Now living it up as the Cat of Carlyle Garfield has a butler and an international array of servants and subjects including Winston a very English bulldog; McBunny a Scottish hare; Nigel a Punjab ferret; Bolere a Sapnish bull; I Claudius a Shakepeare quoting mouse and Christophe a French goose. Meanwhile Prince is living the simple life of a commoner hitting the pubs with Jon and Oldie getting his first taste of lasagne...and loving all of it! Uneasy is the head however that wears the crown. Lord Bargis who is next in line to the estate wants Prince/Garfield out of the picture. Garfield's bigger better more pur-fect world is soon turned upside down in the tale of two kitties! Garfield Gets Real: Follow our tubby tabby as he takes the plunge and flees his comfortable cartoon world for the real world on the other side of the newspaper. Escaping the boredom of cartoon life Garfield soon finds that real-life felines don't enjoy nearly the same benefits as cartoon cats do... as bloodthirsty chihuahuas and bodybuilding canines challenge him at every turn. But with the help of some new outlandish pals and some trusted old friends Garfield's wacky adventures teach him that reality isn't just in the real world it's where his heart is.

  • Garfield 1 and 2 Double Pack [DVD] [2004]Garfield 1 and 2 Double Pack | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £9.43   |  Saving you £0.56 (5.94%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Titles Comprise:Garfield:It ain't the cat in the hat!Fat feline Garfield (voiced by ever excellent Bill Murray) enjoys his endless days of restful relaxation, lasagne dinners and the undivided attention of his owner Jon (Meyer). However, when Jon attempts to impress the ice-cold vet Liz (Love Hewitt) he takes in the hyperactive abandoned dog Odie. Turning Garfield's world upside down, Odie is promptly dog-napped by evil TV celebrity Happy Chapman (Tobolowsky) and the corpulent cat must brave the outside world to bring him back!Garfield 2:Garfield, America's favourite cat, is going continental. He's travelling across the pond (with canine sidekick Odie) to surprise his master, Jon Arbuckle (Meyer), who is in London to propose to his girlfriend, veterinarian Liz Wilson (Hewitt).In the land of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Scotland Yard and fish and chips, Garfield's British invasion takes on a Prince and the Paw-per dimension. He inadvertently switches places with the Prince, a royal cat (and by luck his exact look-a-like), who has just inherited Castle Carlyle from his deceased owner, Lady Eleanor, this is a huge disappointment to her dastardly nephew Lord Dargis (Billy Connelly).Now living it up as the Cat of Carlyle, Garfield has a butler, and an international array of servants and subjects, including Winston, a very English bulldog; McBunny, a Scottish hare; Nigel, a Punjab ferret; Bolere, a Spanish bull; I Claudius, a Shakepeare-quoting mouse and Christophe, a French goose.Meanwhile Prince is living the simple life of a commoner, hitting the pubs with Jon and Oldie, getting his first taste of lasagne...and loving all of it!Uneasy is the head, however, that wears the crown. Lord Bargis, who is next in line to the estate, wants Prince/Garfield out of the picture. Garfield's bigger, better, more pur-fect world is soon turned upside down in the tale of two kitties!

  • Mississippi Burning [1989]Mississippi Burning | DVD | (17/09/2001) from £9.43   |  Saving you £6.56 (69.57%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe star in Mississippi Burning, a well-intentioned and largely successful civil-rights-era thriller. Using the real-life 1964 disappearance of three civil rights workers as its inspiration, the film tells the story of two FBI men (Hackman and Dafoe, entertainingly called "Hoover Boys" by the locals) who come in to try to solve the crime. Hackman is a former small-town Mississippi sheriff himself, while Dafoe is a by-the-numbers young hotshot. (Yes, there is some tension between the two.) The movie has an interesting fatalism, as all the FBI's best efforts simply incite more and more violence--the film's message, perhaps inadvertently, seems to be that vigilantism is the only real way to get things done. The brilliant Frances McDormand, here early in her career, is not given enough to do but still does it well enough to have racked up an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. (Hackman also received a nomination for Best Actor, and the film won an Academy Award for Cinematography). Mississippi Burning is ultimately unsatisfying--it is, after all, the story of white men coming in to rescue poor blacks--but it is beautifully shot and very watchable, featuring a terrific cast playing at the top of their games. --Ali Davis, Amazon.com

  • My Father The Hero [1994]My Father The Hero | DVD | (20/04/2004) from £4.69   |  Saving you £10.30 (68.70%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Gerard Depardieu stars as an overprotective father who lands in hot water when his overactive teenage daughter gets in over her head at a tropical vacation resort! Soon the mischievous teen is getting dad in big big trouble -- hurling him into one madcap misadventure after another. Combining uproarious comedy and a beautiful island setting MY FATHER THE HERO simply overflows with nonstop fun in the sun.

  • Silicon Valley: The Complete Fourth Season [DVD] [2017]Silicon Valley: The Complete Fourth Season | DVD | (11/09/2017) from £10.69   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    From Mike Judge and Alec Berg comes a new season of the Emmy®-nominated comedy that satires the big ideas and even bigger egos of Silicon Valley. Change is in the air in S4 as the Pied Piper guys pursue their video-chat app, PiperChat, but Richard (Thomas Middleditch) has a hard time letting go of his dream to put his algorithm to better use. Episode Names: 1.Success Failure 2.Terms of Service 3.Intellectual Property 4.Teambuilding Exercise 5.The Blood Boy 6.Customer Service 7.The Patent Troll 8.The Keenan Vortex 9.Hooli-Con 10.Server Error Extras: Inside the Episodes

  • Groundhog Day [Blu-ray] [Region A & B & C]Groundhog Day | Blu Ray | (29/01/2018) from £15.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Bill Murray is at his wry, wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer (Andie MacDowell) and a smartaleck cameraman (Chris Elliott), TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. After a surprise blizzard traps him in smalltown hell, things get even worse; Phil wakes the next morning to find it's Groundhog Day all over again... and again... and again. Features: Deleted Scenes Audio Commentary with Director Harold Ramis NeedleNose Ned's Picture in Picture Track The Study of Groundhogs: A Real Life Look at Marmots featurette A Different Day: An Interview with Harold Ramis featurette The Weight of Time Documentary

  • The Insider [2000]The Insider | DVD | (08/01/2001) from £4.39   |  Saving you £11.60 (264.24%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Jeffrey Waging (Russel Crowe) was a central witness in the lawsuits filed by Mississippi and 49 other states against the tobacco industry which were eventually settled for $246 billion.

  • Silicon Valley - Season 3 [DVD] [2016]Silicon Valley - Season 3 | DVD | (10/04/2017) from £8.69   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    From Mike Judge (King of the Hill, Beavis and Butt-Head) comes a new season of the Golden Globe and Emmy®-nominated comedy that takes viewers inside Silicon Valley's high-tech gold rush: a land of big ideas and bigger egos. After last season's shocking ending, which found Pied Piper celebrating legal victory just as Richard (Thomas Middleditch) was unexpectedly ousted as CEO, Season 3 picks up where we left off, with Richard offered the diminished role of CTO and the rest of his team Erlich (T.J. Miller), Jared (Zach Woods), Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) facing the question of just how far their loyalty extends. With a new no-nonsense CEO hellbent on transforming everything from Pied Piper's offices to its business agenda, the guys must find a way to triumph in the war of Art vs. Commerce, maneuvering the many competing interests along the way. Meanwhile, as Gavin Belson (Matt Ross) works to rehabilitate Hooli's image following his blunders, Big Head (Josh Brener) finds himself in a new partnership, while at Raviga, Laurie (Suzanne Cryer) holds her cards close to the vest, as Monica (Amanda Crew) tries to look out for Pied Piper's best interests. With its patented brand of silly and satirical humor, this season of Silicon Valley continues to probe the ripe-for-comedy world of tech, as our heroes grow bolder, if not always wiser. Episodes: 1. Flounder Friendly 2. Two in the Box 3. Meinsertzhagen's Haversack 4. Maleant Data Systems Solutions 5. The Empty Chair 6. Bachmanity Insanity 7. To Build A Better Beta 8. Bachman's Earning's Over-Ride 9. Daily Active Users 10. The Uptick Extra: Deleted Scenes

  • Single White Female [1992]Single White Female | DVD | (12/10/1998) from £3.00   |  Saving you £9.99 (76.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    You can take this 1992 thriller one of two ways: it's either a highly suspenseful movie about an unfortunate young woman's psychological breakdown, or it's a glossy slasher movie starring two of Hollywood's best young actresses. Or maybe it's both at the same time-or perhaps it's the clever and well-acted thriller for its first hour before resorting to the routine shocks of a cheap horror flick. However you look at it, there's no denying that this is a dynamite showcase for Jennifer Jason Leigh as the flatmate from hell who becomes the bane of Bridget Fonda's existence. First she picks up Fonda's mannerisms, then starts to borrow her wardrobe, cuts her hair to resemble Fonda's, and even "borrows" her roommate's boyfriend for a deceitful night of lovemaking. By that point Fonda's totally freaking out (wouldn't you?), and, well, that's when the whole thing gets a little too silly. Still, this is a nifty little shocker, and director Barbet Schroeder brings more intelligence and style to the material than it really deserves. Add that to the fine performances by the battling roommates and you've got a movie that will make you think twice before inviting total strangers to live with you. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • National SecurityNational Security | DVD | (04/07/2005) from £6.54   |  Saving you £-0.55 (-9.20%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn star in this new comedy as a pair of mismatched security guards forced to work together to investigate a sophisticated smuggling operation.

  • Bird On A WireBird On A Wire | DVD | (08/03/2004) from £18.48   |  Saving you £-8.49 (-85.00%)   |  RRP £9.99

    This action-comedy from 1990 makes the critical mistake of trying to mix a potentially suspenseful plot with the kind of humour that Mel Gibson can only get away with in his Lethal Weapon movies. It doesn't work here because the movie's supposed to be a Hitchcockian thriller and Mel's wisecracking--not to mention some implausible plot twists and ridiculous chase scenes--makes it impossible to take any of this movie seriously. It works best as a lightweight vehicle for Gibson and Goldie Hawn, who bring their own established appeal to their roles as old lovers who are reunited under unexpectedly dangerous circumstances. After testifying against some drug-running killers, Mel's been safe under the protection of the FBI's witness relocation program, and Goldie coincidentally enters his life again just as the bad guys are hot on Mel's trail. They join up and go on the run from the villains and ... well, let's just say director John Badham doesn't have any big surprises up his sleeve. Goldie and Mel are enjoyable, as always, but you'd have to be their biggest fan to watch this movie more than once. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Groundhog Day [1993]Groundhog Day | DVD | (20/03/2000) from £12.96   |  Saving you £0.03 (0.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Decent, lighthearted and fully amusing slapstick is hard to come by these days, and 1993's Groundhog Day manages to also be genuinely wise about the human condition. All this and belly laughs too! Bill Murray stars as Phil, a bored, petulant news reporter, who is ordered to give his annual live report from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on February 2. Though desperate to get out of the one-horse town and the appallingly sentimental assignment, Phil finds himself reliving the same day over and over again until he finally mends his ways. The film takes an absurd situation and explores its every imaginable comic possibility. Because none of the other characters are aware that Groundhog Day is continually repeating itself, Phil goes through a repertoire of responses, from conniving lust for Rita (Andie MacDowell) to gleeful nihilism to a Zen resignation worthy of Buster Keaton. Murray is reliably good, and this flick gives him a chance to be warm (though never fuzzy).

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