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  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 40th Anniversary [Blu-ray  + Bonus Disc] [2017]Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 40th Anniversary | Blu Ray | (09/10/2017) from £7.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Released in 1977, Close Encounters of the Third Kind was that year's cerebral alternative to Star Wars. It's arguably the archetypal Spielberg film, featuring a fantasy-meets-reality storyline (to be developed further in E.T.), a misunderstood Everyman character (Richard Dreyfuss), apparently hostile government agents (long before The X-Files), a sense of childlike awe in the face of the otherworldly, and a sweeping feel for epic film-making learned from the classic school of David Lean. Contributing to the film's overall success are the Oscar-winning cinematography from Vilmos Zsigmond, Douglas Trumbull's lavish effects and an extraordinary score from John Williams that develops from eerie atonality à la Ligeti to the gorgeous sentiment of "When You Wish Upon a Star" over the end credits. Not content with the final result, Spielberg tinkered with the editing and inserted some new scenes to make a "Special Edition" in 1980 which ran three minutes shorter than the original, then made further revisions to create a slightly longer "Collector's Edition" in 1998. This later version deletes the mothership interior scenes that were inserted in the "Special Edition" and restores the original ending. On the DVD: CE3K is packaged here with confusing documentation that fails to make clear any differences between earlier versions of the film and this "Collector's Edition"--worse, the back cover blurb misleadingly implies that this disc is the 1980 "Special Edition" edit. It is not. A gorgeous anamorphic widescreen print of Spielberg's 1998 "Collector's Edition" edit occupies the first disc: this is the version with the original theatrical ending restored but new scenes from the "Special Edition" retained. The second disc rounds up sundry deleted scenes that were either dropped from the original version or never made it into the film at all--fans of the "Special Edition" can find the mothership interior sequence here. The excellent "making-of" documentary dates from 1997 and has interviews with almost everyone involved, including the director speaking from the set of Saving Private Ryan. Thankfully the superb picture and sound of the feature make this set entirely compelling and more than compensate for the inadequate packaging. --Mark Walker

  • Young Frankenstein [1974]Young Frankenstein | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.98   |  Saving you £6.01 (46.30%)   |  RRP £12.99

    If you were to argue Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein ranks among the top-10 funniest movies of all time, nobody could reasonably dispute the claim. Spoofing classic horror in the way that Brooks' previous film Blazing Saddles sent up classic Westerns, the movie is both a loving tribute and a raucous, irreverent parody of Universal's classic horror films Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Filming in glorious black and white, Brooks recreated the Frankenstein laboratory using the equipment from the original Frankenstein (courtesy of designer Kenneth Strickfaden), and this loving attention to physical and stylistic detail creates a solid foundation for non-stop comedy. The story, of course, involves Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) and his effort to resume experiments in re-animation pioneered by his late father. (He's got some help, since dad left behind a book titled How I Did It.) Assisting him is the hapless hunchback Igor (Marty Feldman) and the buxom but none-too-bright maiden Inga (Teri Garr), and when Frankenstein succeeds in creating his monster (Peter Boyle), the stage is set for an outrageous revision of the Frankenstein legend. With comedy highlights too numerous to mention, Brooks guides his brilliant cast (also including Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars and Gene Hackman in a classic cameo role) through scene after scene of inspired hilarity. Indeed, Young Frankenstein is a charmed film, nothing less than a comedy classic, representing the finest work from everyone involved. Not one joke has lost its payoff, and none of the countless gags have lost their zany appeal. From a career that includes some of the best comedies ever made, this is the film for which Mel Brooks will be most fondly remembered. No video library should be without a copy of Young Frankenstein. And just remember--it's pronounced "Fronkensteen". --Jeff Shannon

  • Tootsie [Blu-ray] [1983] [Region Free]Tootsie | Blu Ray | (18/04/2016) from £17.94   |  Saving you £13.04 (87.22%)   |  RRP £27.99

    Tootsie inevitably looks dated in some respects now, but it's still fabulous in others--the sexual politics look distinctly faded in their sniggering approach to sexual ambiguities, while the sardonic portrayal of a showbiz that loathes perfectionism is still both timely and hysterically funny. Dustin Hoffman's portrayal of Michael Dorsey is a memorable self-caricature--the man is so obsessed with the craft of acting that he refuses to sit down when playing a tomato in a commercial, and so producers run away rather than work with him. By playing Dorothy Michaels playing her soap character, Dorsey gives himself the freedom to be a bad and popular actor. He is so busy with the surface of being a woman--the voice, the hair, the frocks--and with all the bad faith of his and Dorothy's emotional lives, that he learns to relax into the pleasure of performance. This aspect of the film is far more interesting, ironic and funny than the corny New Man moralising about sexual roles that goes with it. Jessica Lange got, and earned, an Oscar for her sensitive straight woman performance as the colleague Michael falls for, and Bill Murray, Teri Garr, Geena Davis (momentarily) and Charles Durning all turn in reliable supporting roles. Sydney Pollack directs efficiently rather than inspiredly--oddly, he earns almost more credit for his well-observed performance as Michael's world-weary agent. On the DVD: The DVD is presented in crisp Dolby Digital sound and with the original theatrical visual ratio of 2.35:1; enhanced for 16:9 widescreen televisions. It is dubbed into French, German, Italian and Spanish and has subtitles in most European languages as well as Arabic, Hindi and Hebrew. The only special features are the theatrical trailer and filmographies for the leading performers and director. --Roz Kaveney

  • Close Encounters Of The Third Kind [DVD] [1977]Close Encounters Of The Third Kind | DVD | (31/01/2011) from £3.00   |  Saving you £2.99 (99.67%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Anybody who has written him off because of a string of stinkers--or anybody who's too young to remember The Goodbye Girl--may be shocked at the accomplishment and nuance of Richard Dreyfuss's performance in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Here, he plays a man possessed. Contacted by aliens, he (along with other members of the "chosen") is drawn toward the site of the incipient landing: Devil's Tower, in rural Wyoming. As in many Spielberg films, there are no personalised enemies; the struggle is between those who have been called and a scientific establishment that seeks to protect them by keeping them away from the arriving spacecraft. The ship, and the special effects in general, are every bit as jaw-dropping on DVD as they were in the theatre (well, almost). Released in 1977 as a cerebral alternative to the swashbuckling science fiction epics then in vogue, Close Encounters now seems almost wholesome in its representation of alien contact and interested less in philosophising about extra-terrestrials than it is in examining the nature of the inner "call." Ultimately a motion picture about the obsession of the driven artist or determined visionary, Close Encounters comes complete with the stock Spielberg wives and girlfriends who seek to tether the dreamy, possessed protagonists to the more mundane concerns of the everyday. So a spectacular, seminal motion picture indeed (albeit one with gender politics that are all too terrestrial). --Miles Bethany

  • Close Encounters Of The Third Kind [4K Ultra HD] [Blu-ray] [2018] [Region Free]Close Encounters Of The Third Kind | Blu Ray | (15/07/2019) from £19.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's sci-fi blockbuster, now fully restored in 4K. Richard Dreyfuss stars as cable worker Roy Neary, who experiences a close encounter of the first kind - witnessing UFOs soaring across the sky. Meanwhile, government agents have close encounters of the second kind - discovering physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitors in the form of a lost fighter aircraft from World War II and a stranded military ship that disappeared decades earlier only to suddenly reappear in an unusual place. Roy and the agents follow the clues that have drawn them to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind - contact. Special Features: Three Kinds of Close Encounters Featurette Steven's Home Videos & Outtakes Close Encounters of the Third Kind Making-Of Documentary Steven Spielberg: 30 Years of Close Encounters 1977 Featurette Watch the Skies Deleted Scenes Extensive Photo Gallery Storyboard Comparisons Theatrical Trailers Includes all 3 versions of the film Theatrical Version Special Edition Director's Cut

  • Young Frankenstein [Blu-ray] [1974]Young Frankenstein | Blu Ray | (07/10/2013) from £7.99   |  Saving you £2.00 (25.03%)   |  RRP £9.99

    If you were to argue Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein ranks among the top-10 funniest movies of all time, nobody could reasonably dispute the claim. Spoofing classic horror in the way that Brooks' previous film Blazing Saddles sent up classic Westerns, the movie is both a loving tribute and a raucous, irreverent parody of Universal's classic horror films Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Filming in glorious black and white, Brooks recreated the Frankenstein laboratory using the equipment from the original Frankenstein (courtesy of designer Kenneth Strickfaden), and this loving attention to physical and stylistic detail creates a solid foundation for non-stop comedy. The story, of course, involves Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) and his effort to resume experiments in re-animation pioneered by his late father. (He's got some help, since dad left behind a book titled How I Did It.) Assisting him is the hapless hunchback Igor (Marty Feldman) and the buxom but none-too-bright maiden Inga (Teri Garr), and when Frankenstein succeeds in creating his monster (Peter Boyle), the stage is set for an outrageous revision of the Frankenstein legend. With comedy highlights too numerous to mention, Brooks guides his brilliant cast (also including Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars and Gene Hackman in a classic cameo role) through scene after scene of inspired hilarity. Indeed, Young Frankenstein is a charmed film, nothing less than a comedy classic, representing the finest work from everyone involved. Not one joke has lost its payoff, and none of the countless gags have lost their zany appeal. From a career that includes some of the best comedies ever made, this is the film for which Mel Brooks will be most fondly remembered. No video library should be without a copy of Young Frankenstein. And just remember--it's pronounced "Fronkensteen". --Jeff Shannon

  • The Conversation [1974]The Conversation | DVD | (26/01/2004) from £6.54   |  Saving you £9.45 (59.10%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A routine wire-tap job turns into a modern nightmare as expert surveillance man Harry Caul hears something disturbing in his recording of a young couple in a park. He begins to worry about what the tape may be used for and becomes involved in a maze of secrecy and murder.

  • Close Encounters Of The Third Kind [Blu-ray] [1977]Close Encounters Of The Third Kind | Blu Ray | (03/12/2007) from £4.49   |  Saving you £20.50 (82.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Close Encounters Of The Third Kind is a mesmerizing movie about earth's encounter with spaceships and alien beings as experienced by one ordinary man.

  • One From The Heart [DVD]One From The Heart | DVD | (07/11/2011) from £7.79   |  Saving you £8.20 (105.26%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate but as bright as they may seem they are but a stage of lights and colours. Will true love prevail over a seemingly glamorous passion?

  • The Black Stallion [1979]The Black Stallion | DVD | (07/04/2003) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (53.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Adapted from the beloved novel by Walter Farley, The Black Stallion is a 1979 family classic that was hailed by no less than hard-to-please critic Pauline Kael as "may be the greatest children's movie ever made". A visual feast from start to finish, the timeless tale plays out on almost mythic terms. A young boy survives a shipwreck and is stranded on a deserted island with a graceful black stallion, with whom the boy develops an almost empathic friendship. After being rescued and returning home, the two make a winning team as jockey and lightning-fast racehorse under the tutelage of a passionate trainer, played by Mickey Rooney in an Oscar-nominated role. From its serenely hypnotic island sequence to the breathtaking race scenes, this delightful film is guaranteed to enthral any viewer, regardless of age. The Black Stallion is a genuine masterpiece of family entertainment.--Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Casper Meets Wendy [1998]Casper Meets Wendy | DVD | (18/10/2004) from £4.69   |  Saving you £8.30 (63.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    An evil warlord discovers that a witch called Wendy is more powerful then he so he sends his minions to capture her and send her to a magical abyss but he doesn't count on the intervention of Casper...

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind--Collector's Edition (two discs) [1978]Close Encounters of the Third Kind--Collector's Edition (two discs) | DVD | (25/06/2001) from £3.47   |  Saving you £20.78 (940.27%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Close Encounters Of The Third Kind is a mesmerizing movie about earth's encounter with spaceships and alien beings as experienced by one ordinary man.

  • Tootsie [1982]Tootsie | DVD | (01/10/2007) from £6.73   |  Saving you £3.26 (48.44%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Michael Dorsey is fine actor but an irreproachable perfectionist who can hardly make ends meet; the best he can do for his wallet is take on a couple of jobs as a part-time drama coach and a part-time waiter. But when with the help of a few accessories (including rouge and a padded bra) he transforms himself into Dorothy Michaels everything changes. Dorothy lands a hot job on a soap opera monopolizes the covers of glossy magazines and wins thousands of adoring fans. But when he falls head-over-heels for his co-star Julie (Jessica Lange) he's got a real problem: How can he tell Julie he loves her when she thinks he's a she? Michael desperate to relinquish his disguise proceeds as a she and endures a battle with his agent played by Pollack who refuses to end his contract with the soap; a fight with his best friend who is a woman; unwanted sexual advances from a fellow soap actor; and sweet affections from Julie's father.

  • A Simple Wish [1997]A Simple Wish | DVD | (02/05/2005) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (46.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Your wish is his command... sort of. 'A Simple Wish' tells the sweet-natured story of Murray a bumbling fairy godfather who has good intentions but not much else. Technically Murray is a fairy godmother--the only male member of the North American Fairy Godmother Association. After barely passing his godmother's exam he is sent to New York City to watch after Anabel a young girl who wishes that her father Oliver will land a part in a Broadway musical so that the family w

  • The Black Stallion / The Black Stallion Returns Double Pack [DVD] [1979]The Black Stallion / The Black Stallion Returns Double Pack | DVD | (13/05/2013) from £6.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (46.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Black StallionFrom its turbulent beginning in a storm-swept sea to its unforgettable horse race finale, The Black Stallion is a movie landmark. One of the most highly praised productions of its day, it is a wonderful experience for adults and for kids. When a shipwreck leaves Alec (Kelly Reno) - a courageous young boy - and The Black - a wild Arabian stallion - stranded on a desolate island, the two share a frightening adventure of survival which forges a lasting bond of friendship between them. Upon their rescue, Alec and the magnificent horse continue their adventures when they join forces with ex-jockey and horse trainer, Henry Dailey (Mickey Rooney). Recognising the winning combination of The Black's remarkable spirit and Alec's unwavering devotion to his friend, Dailey takes both under his wing and prepares them to go head to head with the world's best thoroughbreds in the race of the century. Black Stallion 2He would go to the ends of the earth to rescue his most treasured friend... a champion racehorse named Black. This remarkable story about the relationship between a young boy and his horse is a magnificent spectacle with adventures the whole family can enjoy. Co-starring Teri Garr (Tootsie) in a heartfelt performance, The Black Stallion Returns is an unforgettable journey of courage, hope and friendship that knows no bounds. Black is a stunning fire-and-silk stallion celebrated the world over. But to his young American owner, Alec Ramsay (Kelly Reno), he's much more. So, when the amazing animal is stolen, Alec will stop at nothing to get him back - from stowing away on a plane to Casablanca to crossing the brutal Sahara desert. With the help of a friend named Raj (Vincent Spano), Alec finally unravels the mystery of Black's theft...only to discover that he must overcome even greater odds to reclaim his beloved horse.

  • Dumb And Dumber Uncut [1994]Dumb And Dumber Uncut | DVD | (10/04/2006) from £8.94   |  Saving you £4.05 (31.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Harry (Daniels) and Lloyd (Carrey) are too lame to live (and too dense to die) as a pair of deliriously dim-witted pals on a cross-country road trip to return a briefcase full of cash to it's rightful owner. Along the way they'll confound cops kidnappers and anyone and everyone who has the misfortune of crossing their paths in this comic caper for every idiot in the family!

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 40th Anniversary Limited Edition [4K UHD + Blu-ray + Bonus Disc) [2017]Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 40th Anniversary Limited Edition | 4K UHD | (09/10/2017) from £39.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Anybody who has written him off because of his string of stinkers--or anybody who's too young to remember The Goodbye Girl --may be shocked at the accomplishment and nuance of Richard Dreyfuss's performance in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Here, he plays a man possessed; contacted by aliens, he (along with other members of the "chosen") is drawn toward the site of the incipient landing: Devil's Tower, in rural Wyoming. As in many Spielberg films, there are no personalized enemies; the struggle is between those who have been called and a scientific establishment that seeks to protect them by keeping them away from the arriving spacecraft. The ship, and the special effects in general, are every bit as jaw-dropping on the small screen as they were in the theater (well, almost). Released in 1977 as a cerebral alternative to the swashbuckling science fiction epics then in vogue, Close Encounters now seems almost wholesome in its representation of alien contact and interested less in philosophising about extra-terrestrials than it is in examining the nature of the inner "call." Ultimately a motion picture about the obsession of the driven artist or determined visionary, Close Encounters comes complete with the stock Spielberg wives and girlfriends who seek to tether the dreamy, possessed protagonists to the more mundane concerns of the everyday. So a spectacular, seminal motion picture indeed, but one with gender politics that are all too terrestrial. --Miles Bethany, Amazon.com

  • Life Without Dick [2001]Life Without Dick | DVD | (17/08/2009) from £1.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (552.76%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A hit man with an aversion to crime hooks up with a sexy painter with a certain knack for it and together they go on a misguided and hilarious crime spree.

  • Dumb And Dumber [1995]Dumb And Dumber | DVD | (29/12/2003) from £7.04   |  Saving you £-1.05 (-17.50%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to the smash hit that took the physical comedy and kicked it in the nuts: DUMB AND DUMBER TO.

  • Mr Mum [1983]Mr Mum | DVD | (24/01/2005) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (53.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Jack and Caroline are a couple struggling to make ends meet. When Jack loses his job they agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before and really doesn't have a clue; as she is climbing the ladder of success at work he puts great effort into becoming hopelessly inept at home!

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