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  • The New Statesman - the Complete Series Box SetThe New Statesman - the Complete Series Box Set | DVD | (02/10/2006) from £21.52   |  Saving you £18.47 (85.83%)   |  RRP £39.99

    'The New Statesman' is a multi-award winning masterpiece of political satire. Rik Mayall stars as the ruthless Alan B'Stard the egocentric MP who will stop at nothing to further his political career. With no morals no depth to which he wouldn't sink and no plot too cunning following the antics of such an immoral MP makes for unbelievable nonstop comedy. This DVD box set features all four series of 'The New Statesman' culminating with the feature length special 'Who Shot Alan B'Stard'. Episodes Comprise: 1. Happiness Is A Warm Gun 2. Passport To Freedom 3. Sex Is Wrong 4. Waste Not Want Not 5. Friends Of St. James 6. Three Line Whipping 7. Baa Baa Black Sheep 8. Fatal Extraction 9. Live From Westminster 10. A Wapping Conspiracy 11. The Haltemprice Bunker 12. California Here I Come 13. May The Best Man Win 14. Piers of the Realm 15. Labour Of Love 16. The Party's Over 17. Let Them Sniff Cake 18. Keeping Mum 19. Natural Selection 20. Profit Of Boom 21. Back From The Mort 22. H*A*S*H 23. Speaking In Tongues 24. Heil And Farewell 25. A Bigger Splash 26. The Irresistible Rise Of Alan B'Stard 27. Who Shot Alan B'Stard?

  • Waterloo [DVD]Waterloo | DVD | (13/10/2014) from £3.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Day Of The Jackal [1973]Day Of The Jackal | DVD | (05/07/2010) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    With its high-intensity plot about an attempt to assassinate French President Charles de Gaulle, the bestselling novel by Frederick Forsyth was a prime candidate for screen adaptation. Director Fred Zinnemann brought his veteran skills to bear on what has become a timeless classic of screen suspense. Not to be confused with the later remake The Jackal starring Bruce Willis (which shamelessly embraced all the bombast that Zinnemann so wisely avoided), this 1973 thriller opts for lethal elegance and low-key tenacity in the form of the Jackal, the suave assassin played with consummate British coolness by Edward Fox. He's a killer of the highest order, a master of disguise and international elusiveness, and this riveting film follows his path to de Gaulle with an intense, straightforward documentary style. Perhaps one of the last great films from a bygone age of pure, down-to-basics suspense (and a kind of debonair European alternative to the American grittiness of The French Connection), The Day of the Jackal is a cat-and-mouse thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat until its brilliantly executed final scene (pardon the pun), by which time Fox has achieved cinematic immortality as one of the screen's most memorable killers. --Jeff Shannon

  • Short Sharp Shocks (2-disc Blu-ray)Short Sharp Shocks (2-disc Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (23/11/2020) from £16.50   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The latest in the critically acclaimed BFI Flipside series continuing its ongoing mission to curate an alternative Britscreen history of overlooked rarities in deluxe home entertainment editions is a compelling compendium of strange, striking, thrilling, horrific, eerie and eccentric short subjects from the heyday of the British cinematic supporting programme. This carefullycurated collection the first of its kind anywhere  includes a plethora of soughtafter titles, some newly remastered in HD for the very first time and showcases an eclectic range of delights spanning the second half of the 20th century from the 1940s right through to the 1980s. A lavish doubledisc limited edition set, it comes complete with an illustrated booklet with full credits and new contextual writing on the films by devotees of the field. Expect strange, spooky stories, odd twists in the tale, imaginative lowbudget weirdness and oodles of atmosphere in these juicy bitesize morsels of cult film delight from decades gone by. Featuring the following films: Lock Your Door (Anthony Gilkison, 1949) The Reformation of St Jules (Anthony Gilkison, 1949) The TellTale Heart (J B Williams, 1953) Death Was a Passenger (Theodore Zichy, 1958) Portrait of a Matador (Theodore Zichy, 1958) Twenty Nine (Brian Cummins, 1969) The Sex Victims (Derek Robbins, 1973) The Lake (Lindsey C Vickers, 1978) The Errand (Nigel Finch, 1980) Extras: Interview with Peter Shillingford (2020): newly recorded interview with the producer of Twenty Nine Interview with David McGillivray (2020): newly recorded interview the writer of The Errand Interview with Kate Lees (2020): the chair of Adelphi Films discusses the 2017 discovery of the long thought lost 1953 short The TellTale Heart starring Stanley Baker Interview with Renee Glynn (2020): newly recorded interview with the scriptsupervisor on Twenty Nine Image galleries for The TellTale Heart, The Lake and The Errand Script galleries for The Lake and The Errand The original short story of The Errand, presented as a viewable gallery Other extras TBC ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the films by Vic Pratt, Dr Josephine Botting, William Fowler, Jonathan Rigby, Peter Shillingford, Lindsey C Vickers and David McGillivray

  • Waterloo [1970]Waterloo | DVD | (06/06/2005) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A film that will never be equalled for its spectacle and dramatic power" says the stirring trailer on this otherwise sparsely featured DVD. Taking the story of the Napoleonic Wars to Bonapartes final defeat, Waterloo is an unofficial continuation to director Sergei Bondarchuks own 70mm super-epic War and Peace (1968). The climactic battle of Waterloo is shown in the second half of the film and re-enacted with such stunning realism by a cast of around 20,000 extras that it looks like documentary footage from history itself (some 20 years later, Gettysburg, 1993, did the same for the American Civil War). Those who hailed the groundbreaking impact of Saving Private Ryan should see Bondarchuks films, as for sheer scale and intensity--if not bloodiness--they make Spielbergs hit look like an amateur video. Without ever attempting a French accent, Rod Steiger makes a commanding Napoleon, Christopher Plummer a worthy adversary as Wellington, while the supporting cast led by Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins and Virginia McKenna is excellent. The DVD transfer is richly detailed and clear, though the print itself could have done with just a little restoration. Though dated, Abel Glances Napoleon (1928) remains definitive for many, perhaps explaining why Stanley Kubrick eventually abandoned his planned Napoleon film, instead making the 18th Century period epic Barry Lyndon (1974). --Gary S.Dalkin

  • Day Of The Dead [1986]Day Of The Dead | DVD | (09/04/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.99

    Day of the Dead, chapter three of George Romero's mighty zombie trilogy, has big footsteps to follow. Night of the Living Dead was a classic that revitalised a certain corner of the cinema, and Dawn of the Dead was nothing short of epic. Day of the Dead, however, has always been regarded as a comedown compared to those twin peaks--and perhaps it is. But on its own terms, this is an awfully effective horror movie, made with Romero's customary social satire and cinematic vigour--when a "retrained" zombie responds to the "Ode to Joy", the film is in genuinely haunting territory. The story is set inside a sunken military complex, where Army and medical staff, supposedly working on a solution to the zombie problem, are going crazy (strongly foreshadowing the final act of 28 Days Later). Tom Savini's make-up effects could make even hardcore gore fans tear off their own heads in amazement. --Robert Horton

  • The League of Gentlemen [DVD]The League of Gentlemen | DVD | (13/01/2020) from £10.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues to perform a bank robbery with military precision

  • The Day of the Jackal [DVD]The Day of the Jackal | DVD | (04/04/2016) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-5.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    With its high-intensity plot about an attempt to assassinate French President Charles de Gaulle, the bestselling novel by Frederick Forsyth was a prime candidate for screen adaptation. Director Fred Zinnemann brought his veteran skills to bear on what has become a timeless classic of screen suspense. Not to be confused with the later remake The Jackal starring Bruce Willis (which shamelessly embraced all the bombast that Zinnemann so wisely avoided), this 1973 thriller opts for lethal elegance and low-key tenacity in the form of the Jackal, the suave assassin played with consummate British coolness by Edward Fox. He's a killer of the highest order, a master of disguise and international elusiveness, and this riveting film follows his path to de Gaulle with an intense, straightforward documentary style. Perhaps one of the last great films from a bygone age of pure, down-to-basics suspense (and a kind of debonair European alternative to the American grittiness of The French Connection), The Day of the Jackal is a cat-and-mouse thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat until its brilliantly executed final scene (pardon the pun), by which time Fox has achieved cinematic immortality as one of the screen's most memorable killers. --Jeff Shannon

  • Terry And June - The Complete First SeriesTerry And June - The Complete First Series | DVD | (15/08/2005) from £3.69   |  Saving you £12.30 (76.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Terry and June Medford are both middle aged and beginning to find the trials of life are more difficult as they try to succeed in their daily lives. The couple have just moved to Purley south-east London... Aunt Lucy and the mynah bird had disappeared as had the occasionally visiting daughters. Terry and June now mixed with a friendly next door neighbour Beattie; Terry's chatty work colleague Malcolm; and their gruff boss Sir Dennis Hodge. Otherwise things were much as before wi

  • The Intelligence Men [1965]The Intelligence Men | DVD | (20/05/2002) from £9.43   |  Saving you £0.56 (5.94%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Morecambe and Wise are special agents 00 oh oh! in this hilarious spy caper. James Bond has nothing to fear when Eric and Ernie get mixed up with Colonel Grant MI5 and the KGB. Their task: to protect the Ballerina Madam Petrovna the idol of the Russian people and God help Madam Petrovna. Her life is in the hands of two of the world's most incompetent spies dressed as Ballerina's and one of them showing off his short fat hairy legs. Intelligence work has never been so funn

  • The One That Got Away [Blu-ray]The One That Got Away | Blu Ray | (02/03/2015) from £7.79   |  Saving you £7.20 (92.43%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The One That Got Away is the remarkable true story of the only German prisoner of war captured in Britain who managed to escape and successfully return to his homeland. Hardy Kruger – one of Germany's leading actors and himself a prisoner of war who escaped from the Americans on three occasions – stars as the charismatic Lieutenant Franz von Werra; a strong supporting cast includes Michael Goodliffe Colin Gordon and Terence Alexander. This classic feature directed by Golden Globe winner Roy Ward Baker is presented here in a High Definition transfer from the original film elements. With the Battle of Britain at its height a German fighter pilot is shot down over England and taken into custody. Though confined to a POW camp his captivity cannot deter him from the single aim of escaping back to his homeland. After several months he sees his chance and takes it... Special Features   Image Gallery Original Theatrical Trailer  

  • Bergerac - Series 3Bergerac - Series 3 | DVD | (23/10/2006) from £19.98   |  Saving you £8.00 (47.09%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Jim Bergerac (Nettles) is a recovering alcoholic divorcee and father of a young daughter a Detective Sergeant with the Bureau des Etrangers Jersey. Jim likes doing things his own ways a true maverick and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations in the traditional manner the way his boss would like... Episodes Comprise: 1. Ninety Per Cent Proof 2. A Hole In The Bucket 3. Holiday Snaps 4. Ice Maiden 5. Come Out Fighting 6. A Touch Of Eastern Promise 7. A Cry In The Night 8. The Company You Keep 9. Tug Of War 10. House Guests

  • The New Statesman Complete Box Set - Series 1 to 4 [1987]The New Statesman Complete Box Set - Series 1 to 4 | DVD | (13/10/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £29.99

    The New Statesman' is a multi-award winning masterpiece of political satire. Rik Mayall stars as the ruthless Alan B'Stard the egocentric MP who will stop at nothing to further his political career. With no morals no depth to which he wouldn't sink and no plot too cunning following the antics of such an immoral MP makes for unbelievable nonstop comedy. This DVD box set features all four series of 'The New Statesman' culminating with the feature length special 'Who Shot Alan B'Stard'.

  • The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin - The Complete Third SeriesThe Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin - The Complete Third Series | DVD | (19/05/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Boasting a virtuoso comic performance from Leonard Rossiter The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976-79) remains one of the greatest of all television sitcoms. Writer David Nobbs combined the surrealist absurdity of Monty Python with an on-going story line that unfolded through each of the three seasons with a clear beginning, middle and end; a ground-breaking development in 70s TV comedy. The first and best season charts middle-aged, middle-management executive Reginald Perrin as he breaks-down under the stress of middle-class life until he informs the world that half the parking meters in London have Dutch Parking Meter Disease. He fakes suicide and returns to court his wife Elizabeth (Pauline Yates) in disguise, a plot development that formed the entire basis of Mrs Doubtfire (1993). Series Two is broader, the rapid-fire dialogue still razor sharp and loaded with caustic wit and ingenious silliness, as a now sane Reggie takes on the madness of the business world by opening a chain of shops selling rubbish. The third season, set in a health farm, is routine, the edge blunted by routine sitcom conventions. At its best The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin is hilarious and moving, its depiction of English middle-class life spot on, its satire prophetic. Reggie's visual fantasies hark back to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) and Billy Liar (1963), and look forward to Ally McBeal (1997-2002) and are the icing on the cake of a fine, original and highly imaginative show. On the DVD: Reginald Perrin's discs contain one complete seven episode season. There are no extras. The sound is good mono and the 4:3 picture is generally fine, though some of the exterior shot-on-film scenes have deteriorated and there are occasional signs of minor damage to the original video masters. Even so, for a 1970s sitcom shot on video the picture is excellent and far superior to the original broadcasts. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Dempsey & Makepeace: Complete [DVD]Dempsey & Makepeace: Complete | DVD | (01/08/2008) from £36.43   |  Saving you £13.56 (37.22%)   |  RRP £49.99

    Having overstepped the bounds of an ongoing internal corruption case no nonsense New York cop James Dempsey (Michael Brandon) is drafted into a newly created undercover unit of London's Scotland Yard codenamed SI-10. Partnered with the dashing Harriet Makepeace (Glynis Barber) who demands to be termed 'Harry' the two mis-matched cops are flung into one all-action investigation after another! The complete box set features every epiodes from all three series of the high octane criminal drama. Series 1 1. Armed And Extremely Dangerous (pilot episode) 2. The Squeeze 3. Lucky Streak 4. Given To Acts Of Violence 5. Hors De Combat 6. Nowhere To Run 7. Make Peace Not War 8. Blind Eye 9. Cry God For Harry 10. Judgement Series 2 1. Silver Dollar 2. Wheelman 3. Love You To Death 4. No Surrender 5. Tequila Sunrise 6. Blood Money 7. Set A Thief 8. The Hit 9. In The Dark 10. The Bogeyman Series 3 1. The Burning: Part 1 2. The Burning: Part 2 3. Jericho Scam 4. The Prizefighter 5. Extreme Prejudice 6. Bird Of Prey 7. Out Of Darkness 8. The Cortez Connection 9. Mantrap 10. Guardian Angel

  • Bergerac - Series 6Bergerac - Series 6 | DVD | (30/01/2008) from £19.98   |  Saving you £8.00 (47.09%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Jersey's Finest returns for Series 6 of the popular series set in the channel Islands.

  • Terry And June - The Complete Second SeriesTerry And June - The Complete Second Series | DVD | (30/01/2006) from £4.03   |  Saving you £11.96 (296.77%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Terry and June Medford are both middle aged and beginning to find the trials of life are more difficult as they try to succeed in their daily lives. The couple have just moved to Purley south-east London... Aunt Lucy and the mynah bird had disappeared as had the occasionally visiting daughters. Terry and June now mixed with a friendly next door neighbour Beattie; Terry's chatty work colleague Malcolm; and their gruff boss Sir Dennis Hodge. Otherwise things were much as before w

  • The New Statesman - The Complete First Series [1987]The New Statesman - The Complete First Series | DVD | (23/04/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The New Statesman is a multi-award winning masterpiece of political satire. Rik Mayall stars as the ruthless Alan B'Stard the egocentric MP who will stop at nothing to further his political career. Episodes comprise: Happiness Is A Warm Gun / Passport To Freedom / Sex Is Wrong / Waste Not Want Not / Friends Of St. James / Three Line Whipping / Baa Baa Black Sheep

  • The League Of Gentlemen [1960]The League Of Gentlemen | DVD | (15/01/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The League of Gentlemen is a sardonic crime drama in which Jack Hawkins plays an embittered retired army officer who recruits seven fellow ex-soldiers to carry out a bank raid with military precision. The film presents an England between post-war austerity and the more liberated 1960s where traditional moral certainties were rapidly being discarded; a London where ex-officers left on the scrapheap at war's end could justify turning their military experience to armed robbery. Unfortunately the tale is neither particularly amusing or thrilling, with an overlong central detour via an army camp prefacing the exciting heist and a largely anti-climactic ending. Nevertheless Hawkins effectively subverts his heroic officer type from The Cruel Sea (1953) and The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), and there's excellent support from a great cast including Nigel Patrick, Richard Attenborough and Roger Livesey. Bryan Forbes not only wrote the cynical screenplay but costarred with wife Nanette Newman in her first significant screen role. More influential than truly classic, The League of Gentlemen has lent its name to a modern BBC comedy, an "Extraordinary" comic strip-turned-movie, and proved the template for heist films ever since, including both versions of The Italian Job (1969 and 2003). On the DVD:The League of Gentlemen is presented in an anamorphically enhanced 16:9 transfer from an excellent condition print and mostly looks and sounds fine. There's minimal print damage, though sadly Philip Green's ironically patriotic main title music suffers from significant distortion. The only extra is the original trailer, which is now something of a period piece itself. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Bulldog Breed, The / One Good Turn [1960]Bulldog Breed, The / One Good Turn | DVD | (12/05/2003) from £7.98   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In 1960, Norman Wisdom was left all at sea in The Bulldog Breed. He had already made a farce of the army in The Square Peg (1958), so what better than to join the navy? Back in the real world, the Russians had kick-started the space race putting Sputnik into orbit, so Norman rapidly finds himself selected to be the first Brit in space. Playing to type, the result is excellent physical comedy and copious tomfoolery at the expense of the upper ranks. With support from John Le Mesurier and Edward Chapman (the legendary "Mr Grimsdale") and uncredited appearances from Oliver Reed and Michael Caine, this is a notable British comedy, with an unusually direct reference to the risqué Carry On movies. For his second starring role Norman Wisdom played the oldest orphan of Greenwood Children's Home in 1954's One Good Turn. Not only does he have to find the money to buy one of the orphans a model car, but after a visit to Brighton he discovers Greenwood is due to be closed down by the home's own unscrupulous chairman, a property developer with plans to build a factory on the site. Also starring Thora Hird, One Good Turn was surely a film with a personal resonance for Wisdom who was himself brought-up in an orphanage after his mother died and his father was unable to raise him. As would become a tradition, he contributes a song, "Please Opportunity", and the movie, though produced by Rank, now sits easily in that classic Ealing era where the ordinary man took on the big guys and won. The innocent knockabout humour remains appealing. --Gary S Dalkin

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