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  • 50 Years Legal [DVD]50 Years Legal | DVD | (14/05/2018) from £6.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Directed and written by legendary rock promoter Simon Napier-Bell, manager of The Yardbirds, T Rex and George Michael, and created to coincide with the 50 anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, this is an engaging journey through the subsequent years of how those changes affected LGBT lives. It features interview with leading activists and cultural commentators including Ian McKellen, Elton John, Matt Lucas, Derek Jacobi and Simon Callow.

  • Kermit's Swamp Years [2002]Kermit's Swamp Years | DVD | (07/03/2005) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Kermit's Swamp Years is the full-length version of a one-off American cable television feature that sets out to show us the formative years of the future host of The Muppet Show. Its focus is a childhood adventure involving Kermit and his two best friends: a somewhat delinquent frog called Croaker, and a tremulous toad named Goggles. Though the film was, obviously, made some years after the death of Kermit's creator, Jim Henson, the wit, spirit and joy that informed Sesame Street and The Muppet Show are all discernible here. Henson's resounding genius was to understand that children can tell when they are being treated like idiots, and that they don't much care for it, which is why The Muppet Show is still enjoyed by adults who grew up with the programme, and why none of those adults will object to sitting through Kermit's Swamp Years with their children. On the DVD: Kermit's Swamp Years is presented anamorphically in 1.78:1 widescreen. Extras include behind-the-scenes footage, which reinforces the fact that the human magic necessary to animate the muppet characters is far more interesting and impressive than any amount of the computer wizardry now favoured by most similar films. There are also some quite well-done muppet pastiches of the common DVD special features, interviews with, and commentary from, the stars, and a collection of bloopers and out-takes. --Andrew Mueller

  • Torchlight [1984]Torchlight | DVD | (14/10/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A talented and wealthy young married couple's close-knit life together becomes unstitched when the husband becomes addicted to cocaine...

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