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  • Out Of Africa [1986]Out Of Africa | DVD | (21/01/2002) from £6.77   |  Saving you £10.48 (190.20%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Out of Africa seems to have slipped more readily from public memory than other comparably lauded films. Yet Sidney Pollack's panoramic treatment of Karen Blixen's novel has retained its atmosphere and slow-burning emotion, and deserves reassessment. Meryl Streep is in her possibly most involving starring role as Baroness Karen Blixen, Danish free spirit whose ill-fated venture at the beginning of World War One to run a coffee plantation in Kenya is overlaid by her intimate yet distant relationship with adventurer and idealist Denys Finch Hatton, unselfconsciously portrayed by Robert Redford. Klaus Maria Brandauer puts in a rare and convincing English-language appearance as the amoral but charming womaniser Baron Bror Blixen. The film is tellingly held together by Kurt Luedke's finely honed screenplay, and John Barry's sumptuously expressive score. On the DVD: The anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen format reproduces superbly, as does the 4.1 discrete audio. 18 access points are provided, with printed and aural subtitles in English only. Pollack's feature commentary is amusing enough on a single run-through, but an on-location documentary would have been preferable. Production notes and biographies are very adequate, though the theatrical trailer reproduction is notably inferior. No matter, this is a major film, well worth the transfer to DVD.--Richard Whitehouse

  • 1984 [DVD]1984 | DVD | (07/04/2014) from £6.29   |  Saving you £3.70 (58.82%)   |  RRP £9.99

    In a holocaustic future world, perpetually at war, where failure to conform is the ultimate crime, Winston Smith (John Hurt) rewrites history books and finds himself dreaming of escape from the all-seeing eyes of the Authorities. He embarks on a passionate (and illegal) affair with a young woman (Suzanna Hamilton) but they are soon caught and Smith undergoes a nightmarish brainwashing at the hands of the chief inquisitor O'Brien (Richard Burton).

  • Wish Me Luck - Complete [Repackaged]Wish Me Luck - Complete | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £20.98   |  Saving you £12.00 (66.70%)   |  RRP £29.99

    The history of a country under siege is the backdrop for this story of Liz Grainger an Englishwoman who is being recruited by a British intelligence agency during the height of World War II. Since the Armed Forces have been reduced by German counter-intelligence activities it has become imperative to gather civilian volunteers to work with the Resistance forces in occupied France. The agents are trained and deployed into service by Colonel James Cadogan who will use any means necessary to meet the primary needs of his organization: to transmit vital information on German activities to the intelligence network in London. Liz in her role with the Resistance finds espionage romance intrigue suspense. This superb box set features the entire three season of Wish Me Luck

  • The Railway Children [1970]/Swallows and Amazons [1974]The Railway Children | DVD | (14/04/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The Railway Children (1970) and Swallows and Amazons (1974) are perfect bedfellows: two classic children's novels, simply and faithfully adapted for the big screen. Together they evoke a poignant nostalgia for the periods in which they are set--Edwardian and 1920s England, respectively--and for the childhood of anyone who has grown up watching them. Sentimentality reigns, of course, but it's never cloying. The truthfulness of the juvenile performances, balanced with restrained sympathy from the adults, sees to that. Flourishing under Lionel Jeffries' delicate direction, Jenny Agutter dominates The Railway Children as the oldest daughter of a family thrown on hard times when their father is wrongly sent to prison. They avert a train disaster, save an imperilled steeple chaser and reunite an exiled Russian with his wife, all with equal enterprise. Happy endings prevail after every crisis. And no number of repeat viewings can ever diminish the impact of father's return. One of the most expert tear-duct work-outs in film history, it hits the spot every time. Perhaps the lack of such a pivotal scene has kept Swallows and Amazons in the relative shade. But its gentle appeal survives with equal charm, not least in the resourcefulness of the eponymous children and the period detail. Together this pairing makes a double bill to treasure, and a piquant reminder that Disney doesn't have a complete monopoly on the rich heritage of children's cinema. On the DVD: The Railway Children and Swallows and Amazons is presented in standard 4:3 picture format, from so-so prints, and with acceptable mono soundtracks. Both films envelope the viewer in a comforting Sunday-afternoon haze. There are no extras, apart from scene indexes. --Piers Ford

  • Hold The Dream - Barbara Taylor Bradford [1986]Hold The Dream - Barbara Taylor Bradford | DVD | (24/02/2003) from £4.19   |  Saving you £-2.20 (-110.60%)   |  RRP £1.99

    In this second installment of the trilogy Emma Harte passes on the Harte business empire to her favourite grand-daughter Paula McGill Fairley who must strive to unite a warring family. This is the story of one woman's determination to find the passion and happiness that should be her rightful legacy.

  • 1984 [1985]1984 | DVD | (20/09/2004) from £6.73   |  Saving you £9.26 (137.59%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Winston Smith (Hurt) endures a squalid existence in totalitarian Oceania under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. But his life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair and commits the crime of independent thought. Sent to the chillingly labelled ""Ministry of Love"" he is placed at the mercy of O'Brien (Burton) a coolly treacherous leader determined to control his thoughts and crush his soul...

  • Out Of Africa (Special Edition) [1985]Out Of Africa (Special Edition) | DVD | (21/02/2005) from £9.70   |  Saving you £8.29 (46.10%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Sydney Pollack's 1985 multiple-Oscar winner is a sumptuous and emotionally satisfying film about the life of Danish writer Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep), better known as Isak Dinesen, who travels to Kenya to be with her German husband (Klaus Maria Brandauer) but falls for an English adventurer (Robert Redford). The film is slow in developing the relationship, but it is rich in beautiful images of Africa and in the romantic tone surrounding Blixen's gradual discovery of her life and voice. One downside: while we may all love Redford, he is as convincingly British as Kevin Costner is in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. --Tom Keogh

  • My Feral Heart [DVD] [2017]My Feral Heart | DVD | (27/11/2017) from £8.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A sudden bereavement throws Luke, a fiercely independent young man with Down syndrome, into a daunting new environment where he finds unexpected support from his feisty streetwise carer and a local heir dealing with his own demons. As friendships bloom and long-buried secrets are revealed, Luke verges dangerously close to disaster. My Feral Heart is a beautifully realised, understated character study bolstered by strong performances, distinctive cinematography and a deeply evocative score.

  • Swallows And Amazons [DVD]Swallows And Amazons | DVD | (04/08/2014) from £9.98   |  Saving you £11.00 (157.37%)   |  RRP £17.99

    SWALLOWS & AMAZONS was the first novel in Arthur Ransome's much-loved series following the adventures of four children and their sailing boat Swallow. In this film of the first installment, Roger, Titty, Susan and John are taken on holiday by their mother to the Norfolk Broads, where they are allowed to sail their boat to a nearby island and set up camp. However they soon discover another boat: the Amazon, manned by potential rivals for dominion of the island. Evoking an England and way of li.

  • McCallumMcCallum | DVD | (04/07/2005) from £39.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    A doctor to die for... Set in the East End of London this series stars John Hannah in the title role of Dr Iain McCallum a motorcycling forensic pathologist like no other! Features all eight episodes from both series and the pilot. The Key To My Heart: When the body of a Vietnamese banker washes up near London's Isle of Dogs McCallum's disturbing forensic findings rattle him and fuel his determination to find the truth. But solving the case becomes more complicated w

  • Swallows And Amazons [Blu-ray]Swallows And Amazons | Blu Ray | (04/08/2014) from £10.98   |  Saving you £15.00 (187.74%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Swallows and Amazons was the first novel in Arthur Ransome's much-loved series following the adventures of four children and their sailing boat Swallow. In this film of the first instalment Roger Titty Susan and John are taken on holiday by their mother to the Norfolk Broads where they are allowed to sail their boat to a nearby island and set up camp. However they soon discover another boat: the Amazon manned by potential rivals for dominion of the island. Evoking an England and way of life long forgotten Swallows and Amazons turns an enduring model of idyllic and innocent childhood into a lyrical and beautifully realized film. Special Features: Interviews with Sophie Neville Suzanna Hamilton and Virginia McKenna Locations Featurette Behind the Scenes Footage with Commentary from sophie neville Stills Gallery Trailer

  • Jane HallJane Hall | DVD | (04/09/2006) from £10.30   |  Saving you £12.68 (173.46%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Jane Hall - shy hapless and chronically unemployed - has spent so much time convinced she's an idiot that she's got no idea how loveable gorgeous and funny she actually is. So when after a massive row with her parents she finally decides to move away from home it's a radical life-change: she heads straight for the bright lights of the big smoke - London. The last place she expects to find sex fun and adventure is in driving a bright red London bus. But she does. Features all s

  • Swallows And AmazonsSwallows And Amazons | DVD | (21/08/2006) from £9.34   |  Saving you £6.64 (104.57%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Six young children experience a holiday in the Lake District during the peaceful summer of 1929.... Based on the novel by Arthur Ransome.

  • Brimstone And Treacle [1982]Brimstone And Treacle | DVD | (25/10/1999) from £6.25   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    In Dennis Potter's Brimstone And Treacle Sting delivers one of his finest performances as Martin Taylor a mysterious stranger who arrives on the doorstep of the Bates household and soon worms his way into their lives. Mr and Mrs Bates (Denholm Elliott and Joan Plowright) soon grow to trust Martin but his intentions are less than honourable when it soon becomes clear that he is lusting after their comatose daughter...

  • Wish Me Luck - CompleteWish Me Luck - Complete | DVD | (02/04/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £49.99

    The history of a country under siege is the backdrop for this story of Liz Grainger an Englishwoman who is being recruited by a British intelligence agency during the height of World War II. Since the Armed Forces have been reduced by German counter-intelligence activities it has become imperative to gather civilian volunteers to work with the Resistance forces in occupied France. The agents are trained and deployed into service by Colonel James Cadogan who will use any means necessary to meet the primary needs of his organization: to transmit vital information on German activities to the intelligence network in London. Liz in her role with the Resistance finds espionage romance intrigue suspense. This superb box set features the entire three season of Wish Me Luck

  • Tale of A VampireTale of A Vampire | DVD | (23/04/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A cross-cultural oddity, Tale of a Vampire feels like a 1970s British horror movie retranslated from the Japanese and mounted as a vehicle for Julian Sands. Director-writer Shimako Sato takes a gloom-haunted approach to the undead, allegedly influenced by the necrophile romanticism of Edgar Allan Poe (it claims to be based on Poe's poem "Annabel Lee") but also draws on the popular blood-sucking posiness of Anne Rice's bestselling novels. Alex (Sands), is a style-conscious vampire whose white shirts are always immaculate although he spends most of his nights messily pouring gore over his face. Living in a spartan docklands pad, Alex haunts a library of long-forgotten lore where he sets his cap at a young woman (Suzanna Hamilton) who may be the reincarnation of his lost love. Unfortunately, a hat-wearing rival vampire (Kenneth Cranham) has been nurturing a grudge against Alex for lifetimes and sticks his oar in, complicating the relationship between vampire and willing victim, setting up for a big stake-shoving climax. For all its vampire feuds and dodgily S&M-flavoured blood-drinking scenes, this is somewhat staid and solemn, with few locations and a low budget abstraction reminiscent of those old episodes of The Avengers where they could only afford to build a corner of a set and there wasn't any money left to hire actors. While Sands, with aptly vampirish poise, and Cranham, with a sinister Southern accent, are interesting and poised antagonists, making the most of Sato's allusive dialogue, heroine Hamilton lets the side down with an awkward performance that hardly suggests anyone worth giving up immortality for. Cranham's character is supposed to be Poe himself, oddly transformed from his historical stature: he seems to have put on a bit of weight since his death in 1849, but Cranham's sly nasty way of ordering gruesome nouvelle cuisine and tormenting a harmless crackpot is aptly Poeish. The slow-paced film takes a long time to confirm what is obvious from the outset (even from the title) and then shudders to a halt with all the characters' fates left vague. However, it has a unique and disturbing atmosphere--the few familiar vampire images of a bloody Sands are outweighed by weirder moments like Cranham's presentation of a pale Hamilton, tied to a bed with red ribbons, as an offering to his nemesis--that makes it more insidiously memorable than many of its higher-budgeted, splashier cousins. On the DVD: A no-frills (no trailer, no cast notes, no nothing), full-screen presentation, which sometimes cramps Sato's careful compositions, this also has a mixed blessing transfer which lends a mouldy or rusty fuzz to some of the blacks in the many night scenes. There is, however, a nice animated menu. --Kim Newman

  • Duel Of Hearts [1990]Duel Of Hearts | DVD | (29/07/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £2.99

    A rather jarring mix of period drama, trashy romance and all-star blockbuster, Duel of Hearts is a swashbuckling, bodice-ripping tale of slightly dubious quality. Based on a novel by Barbara Cartland, it provides the usual dollops of intrigue and love, although its choice of a female protagonist does at least give it some twist. The splendidly named Lady Caroline Faye (Alison Doody) is the story's plucky heroine, fighting to prove the innocence of her beau Lord Vane Brecon and discover his troubling inner turmoil. Donning a disguise that seems to consist largely of wearing her hair in a different manner, Lady Caroline places herself among the very people that would seek Brecon's undoing. Those looking for high quality drama should probably go elsewhere, but this is an entertaining enough piece of silliness, combining the history of Regency England with the production values of a daytime American soap opera. On the DVD: Duel of Hearts on DVD has had very little effort put into it, which is perhaps no surprise given the rather slapdash nature of the main feature. The sound has been digitally remastered but the picture quality hasn't, and has that dubious made-for-television look. The interactive menu is unattractive and unimaginative and there are no extras. --Phil Udell

  • Out Of Africa [1985]Out Of Africa | DVD | (20/02/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Sydney Pollack directs this sweeping romantic drama based on the memoirs of Danish writer Isak Dinesen. Meryl Streep stars as Karen Blixen the restless wife of European aristocrat and plantation owner Baron Bror Blixen (Brandauer). When Bror departs to hunt big game and chase women the running of their East African coffee plantation falls to Karen. She throws herself into this task with the same determination and spirit she brings to her passionate but sporadic affair with free-sp

  • Out Of Africa (Limited Collector's Edition) [1985]Out Of Africa (Limited Collector's Edition) | DVD | (28/02/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £34.99

    Sydney Pollack directs this sweeping romantic drama based on the memoirs of Danish writer Isak Dinesen. Meryl Streep stars as Karen Blixen the restless wife of European aristocrat and plantation owner Baron Bror Blixen (Brandauer). When Bror departs to hunt big game and chase women the running of their East African coffee plantation falls to Karen. She throws herself into this task with the same determination and spirit she brings to her passionate but sporadic affair with free-spirited British hunter Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford). While enduring her husband's infidelities and the eventual destruction of their beloved land she entertains Denys and befriends the workers. Hatton shares Karen's profound love for the African landscape but is unwilling to sacrifice his independence for their relationship...

  • A Pattern of Roses [DVD]A Pattern of Roses | DVD | (03/05/2010) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £20.99

    A romantic ghost story starring Helena Bonham Carter & Joe Searby Suzanna Hamilton & Stuart Mackenzie. What do you do when you start receiving ghostly warnings from another age? Dismiss them as hallucinations? Or take them seriously? It is a dilemma that faces Tim Ingram while recovering from glandular fever at his parents' weekend cottage. His visions begin to dominate his life. Through a turbulent winter of family conflict and personal indecision he finds himself falling in love. As he struggles to come to terms with powerful new emotions his life becomes shadowed by a story from the past - a story with a dark secret. Based on the novel by K.M. Peyton.

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