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  • Nil By Mouth [1997]Nil By Mouth | DVD | (19/04/2004) from £9.43   |  Saving you £2.56 (27.15%)   |  RRP £11.99

    Gary Oldman took a break from acting to write and direct this unflinching family drama out of the kitchen-sink British school. Oldman doesn't appear in the film, instead handing the heavy lifting to the remarkable Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast, Cold Mountain) and Kathy Burke, who won a prize at the Cannes Film Festival for her work. The scummy drug trade of lower-class London is Oldman's turf, but he puts special focus on the miserable cycles of violence that fuel a family's struggle within this world. The results are not always easy to watch, but they are devastating (and the final sequence is chilling). Oldman may be guilty of indulging his actors a bit, but it's forgivable, given the big, roaring performances. --Robert Horton

  • I.D. [1995]I.D. | DVD | (02/02/2009) from £6.25   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Intense, ferocious and deeply unsettling, I.D. is an excellent examination of Britain's unsavoury contribution to global culture: football hooliganism. Whereas Alan Clarke's The Firm showed the violence that lurked behind a seemingly normal fa├žade, I.D. posits football hooliganism as a feral temptation. Dedicated, ambitious undercover policeman John (Reece Dinsdale) becomes seduced by the violence of an East London gang, ultimately becoming lost from his regular life with his wife (Clare Skinner). Dinsdale delivers a measured performance that sees him spiral from committed, right-minded policeman to shaven-headed, Nazi-saluting monster, revelling in the violent impulses he embraces with glee and, alarmingly, becoming a hero amongst those he is infiltrating. Warren Clarke is absolutely monstrous as the leader of the hooligan gang, a paragon of bigoted hatred and the embodiment of John's future. Often unnervingly realistic, director Phil Davis is adept at creating riotous mob scenes that chillingly accentuate the world into which John is drawn. It could be said that I.D.'s premise is too thin, and that hooliganism is not addressed in an effective manner, but it is without doubt a chilling character study of the temptation of violence and the horrific influences that lurk in the heart of society. --Danny Graydon

  • Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels SE [1998]Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels SE | DVD | (19/09/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A disgrace to criminals everywhere. Streetwise charmer and cardshark Eddy (Nick Moran) walks into the biggest card game of his life carrying a stake backed by the life-savings of his three best mates Tom (Jason Flemying) Bacon (Jason Statham) and Soap (Dexter Fletcher). Eddy is the sharpest player on the circuit but the game is set-up and Eddy leaves owing underworld boss Hatchet Harry (P.H. Moriarty) half a million. Harry gives Eddy a week to come up with the money before he starts taking fingers as collateral. Eddy's dad JD (Sting) can cancel the debt by handing over his bar lock stock and barrel to his old adversary Harry JD refuses to give in feeling his street-tough son can get himself out of his own messes. So while Harry sends a couple of petty crooks to steal a pair of antique shotguns to add to his collection Eddy and his mates plan a caper that will enable them to pay off Harry and make out like bandits! In a comedy of errors and a helter-skelter ride through London's gangland the guns cash drugs and identities become all mixed up as a full complement of London's lowlife get involved in a melee which even their menace can't handle. Full of energy and surprising twists at every turn it's a rollicking comedy that has it all - Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels!

  • Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels [1998]Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels | DVD | (15/05/2006) from £20.99   |  Saving you £-3.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A disgrace to criminals everywhere. Streetwise charmer and cardshark Eddy (Nick Moran) walks into the biggest card game of his life carrying a stake backed by the life-savings of his three best mates Tom (Jason Flemying) Bacon (Jason Statham) and Soap (Dexter Fletcher). Eddy is the sharpest player on the circuit but the game is set-up and Eddy leaves owing underworld boss Hatchet Harry (P.H. Moriarty) half a million. Harry gives Eddy a week to come up with the money before he starts taking fingers as collateral. Eddy's dad JD (Sting) can cancel the debt by handing over his bar lock stock and barrel to his old adversary Harry JD refuses to give in feeling his street-tough son can get himself out of his own messes. So while Harry sends a couple of petty crooks to steal a pair of antique shotguns to add to his collection Eddy and his mates plan a caper that will enable them to pay off Harry and make out like bandits! In a comedy of errors and a helter-skelter ride through London's gangland the guns cash drugs and identities become all mixed up as a full complement of London's lowlife get involved in a melee which even their menace can't handle. Full of energy and surprising twists at every turn it's a rollicking comedy that has it all - Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels!

  • The Firm (Gary Oldman)The Firm (Gary Oldman) | DVD | (02/02/2004) from £8.97   |  Saving you £0.01 (0.17%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Gary Oldman is Bex Bissek a respetable estate agent who loves his wife loves his son and loves his violence. Bex is the leader of a gang of football supporters known as the Inter-City Crew; his firm. He plans to unite rival firms and lead them all to the European Championship in Germany a chance to take on the locals. But that's a position he's going to have to fight for. With its graphic scenes of running battles with knives sledgehammers and baseball bats The Firm caused huge controversy and there were demands for it to be banned. As The Sun newspaper reported it is the most powerful and disturbing drama since Scum.

  • Small Faces [1996]Small Faces | DVD | (30/06/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    In the inner city ganglands of 1960's Glasgow urban decay is rife territory is all and woe betide those who break the boundaries. On one side the Glens led by the suavely sinister Charlie (Garry Sweeney) and on the other the Tongs headed by mental Malky (Kevin McKidd). In between are the brothers Maclean. When the youngest Lex (Iain Robertson) a thirteen-year-old with ideas above his station inadvertently shoots Malky in the face with an air-pistol the brothers become irreversibly embroiled in a gang war beyond their control.

  • Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels [DVD] [2019]Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels | DVD | (27/05/2019) from £14.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Four nice, but petty criminals find themselves heavily in debt to a murderous London gangster after a crooked card game. To cover their debts and literally save their skins, they decide to rob a bunch of thugs who have just robbed a group of pot growers.

  • Face [1997]Face | DVD | (07/10/2002) from £8.08   |  Saving you £7.91 (97.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    At thirty five Ray's learned the tricks and done the time. Now he's a face - a villain to be reckoned with and definitely not to be crossed - ready for the blag the big score that'll really set him and his team up. Although the job goes smooth and sweet the take doesn't scratch the three million the gang had it figured for. And when somebody starts thieving from the thieves and people start getting blown away Ray's got some serious thinking to do before the traitor - or the law -

  • Made In Britain [1982]Made In Britain | DVD | (25/07/2005) from £8.68   |  Saving you £-2.69 (-44.90%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Written by David Leland and directed by Alan Clarke, Made in Britain is a slice of horrible but not inaccurate life from 1982. It holds a terrific early performance from Tim Roth as a skinhead with a swastika caste-mark tattoo, who constantly bares shark-like teeth as he spits embittered, articulate defiance at caring social workers and truncheon-wielding policemen alike. Sixteen-year-old Trevor (Roth) is remanded to an assessment centre before sentencing, but remains determined to disobey the rules imposed on him by any authority figures and spends the whole 73-minute play challenging the system to smack him back down, by vandalising the Job Centre, using his case-file as a toilet, stealing cars, victimising members of the "immigrant community" and shouting bile at people. The cycle that will lead him to an adult life in prison is explained to him with blackboard diagrams, but he believes he's better off keeping his hatred burning than toeing the line to end up as a no-hoper in a society that prizes obedience over conscience. It was originally televised as one of four Leland-filmed dramas about different aspects of the British education system, which made it seem less monomaniacal in its focus on an extreme case. There's no denying that it's an honest portrait of a monster calculated to terrify even the most concerned liberals which still manages to celebrate his self-destructive defiance. A film for television rather than a TV play, it has very strong language but the violence is all in Roth's face.On the DVD: No extra features here, but it does come with optional English sub-titles, and the theme song by the Exploited over the menu. --Kim Newman

  • The Firm [1989]The Firm | DVD | (05/02/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    These days people are dangerously nostalgic about the sinister tackiness of the 1980s, but there's no stiffer antidote to such delusion than Alan Clarke's The Firm. This unforgettable film was made as a one-off drama for the BBC in 1988, but its cult following has grown steadily through video, thanks to a startling central performance from a young Gary Oldman, and the riveting manner in which Clarke captures the lethal, mindless energy of football hooliganism. Oldman plays Clive "Bexy" Bissell, working-class East London boy done good: a prosperous estate agent, proud homeowner, happy husband and doting father. But his chief pleasure is to be team leader ("top boy") of a bunch of overgrown yobs who attend football matches in order to cause violence. At weekends Bexy leads his "Inter City Crew" into rucks with rival warlords such as Yeti (Phil Davis) and Oboe (Andrew Wilde), in search of what he calls "the buzz", no matter the cost to his young family and his future prospects. The Firm was entirely shot on SteadiCam, enabling Clarke to drop the viewer right into the thick of the action and exploit some hair-raisingly authentic rowdiness from his talented cast. Among these thugs, soap fans will spot Eastenders' Steve McFadden and Charlie Lawson of Coronation Street. The Firm is a masterpiece of social-realist drama, and one of the most virulently anti-Thatcherite films of its time. An avid supporter of Everton FC, Clarke responded to Al Hunter's script because he felt that the vicious idiots spoiling football were a new breed of disgrace. The tabloids raised a stink about the film's violence, and the BBC delayed its broadcast until 1989. A year later, Alan Clarke died of cancer, But The Firm is a tremendous last testament from the finest English director of his generation. --Richard Kelly

  • Meantime / Made In Britain [1983]Meantime / Made In Britain | DVD | (17/03/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Meantime: 'Meantime' centres on East End family the Pollacks - Mavis Frank and their sons Mark and Colin - and their experience of unemployment poverty and life in early 1980s Britain. When Colin comes under the influence of skinhead Coxy and when Mavis's better off sister Barbara offers Colin work family tensions erupt into conflict. Mike Leigh's first independent film for five years has a superb cast of rising stars including Gary Oldman Alfred Molina Tim Roth and Phil Daniels. First shown on television it is a memorable and closely observed account of life in Thatcher's Britain. Made In Britain: Trevor is a teenage skinhead. Caught smashing the windows of a Pakistani owned shop he is sent to an assessment centre by social worker Harry where it is discovered he is highly articulate and intelligent. But he escapes steals cars and goes berserk; can Harry still save him?

  • The Last Yellow [1999]The Last Yellow | DVD | (13/03/2000) from £22.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    You wouldn't describe Leicester as a fast town, but that suits Frank (MARK ADDY) just fine. Content to carry on living with his mum, Frank exists in a fantasy world with himself cast as vigilante for hire.

  • Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story / There's Something About Mary / Stuck On You [1998]Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story / There's Something About Mary / Stuck On You | DVD | (19/09/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Dodgeball (Dir. Rawson Marshall Thurber 2004):You'll dodge duck dip dive...and laugh out loud watching Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller settle their differences in a winner-take-all dodgeball competition! Under the painful tutelage of legendary ADAA champ Patches O'Houlihan (Rip Torn) Peter LaFleur (Vaughn) and his Average Joe's take on the Purple Cobras led by egomaniacal fitness guru White Goodman (Stiller). It's an over-the-top underdog tale filled with hilarious sight ga

  • There's Something About Mary  (Special Edition)  [1998]There's Something About Mary (Special Edition) | DVD | (08/02/2006) from £8.98   |  Saving you £14.01 (60.90%)   |  RRP £22.99

    A very special edition of the Farrelly brothers' delightfully outlandish romantic comedy There's Something About Mary filled with unbelievable sight gags and endless laughs! Still suffering from a High School crush on Mary (Cameron Diaz) the nerdy angst-driven Ted (Ben Stiller) tracks her down thirteen years later with the help of a sleazy private investigator (Matt Dillon) who also falls for her. Unfortunately both men discover that virtually every man who sets his eyes on the dazzling Mary finds himself head over heels in love and determined to win her hand. The wacky Farrelly Brothers have pushed the envelope again creating another outrageous movie experience guaranteed to make you laugh and keep you coming back for more.

  • Stuck On You / There's Something About Mary [2003]Stuck On You / There's Something About Mary | DVD | (03/05/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £29.99

    This side-splittingly funny box set contains 'There's Something about Mary: Special Edition' and 'Stuck On You'. Something About Mary: Still suffering from a High School crush on Mary (Cameron Diaz) the nerdy angst-driven Ted (Ben Stiller) tracks her down thirteen years later with the help of a sleazy private investigator (Matt Dillon) who also falls for her. Unfortunately both men discover that virtually every man who sets his eyes on the dazzling Mary finds himself head over heels in love and determined to win her hand. The wacky Farrelly Brothers have pushed the envelope again creating another outrageous movie experience guaranteed to make you laugh and keep you coming back for more. Stuck On You: Conjoined twins Bob (Damon) and Walt (Kinnear) move to Los Angeles so that Walt can more actively pursue his dream of being a successful actor. After a chance appearance on Cher's TV show the pair become celebrities overnight but as Bob's internet girlfriend (Mendes) is about to uncover his secret the sudden success threatens to drive the two brothers apart...

  • There's Something About Mary [UMD Universal Media Disc] [1998]There's Something About Mary | UMD | (27/03/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

  • The FirmThe Firm | DVD | (21/08/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

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