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  • The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society [DVD] [2018]The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society | DVD | (27/08/2018) from £4.49   |  Saving you £2.51 (55.90%)   |  RRP £7.00

    Based on the bestselling novel, Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Cinderella, Baby Driver) plays free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey during WWII. From the producers of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and with an all-star British cast, comes a compelling romantic drama with an intriguing mystery at its heart.

  • Summerland [DVD] [2020]Summerland | DVD | (12/10/2020) from £6.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Summerland follows the story of fiercely independent folklore investigator, Alice (Gemma Arterton) who secludes herself in her clifftop study, debunking myths using science to disprove the existence of magic. Consumed by her work, but also profoundly lonely, she is haunted by a love affair from her past. When spirited young Frank (Lucas Bond), an evacuee from the London Blitz, is dumped into her irritable care, his innocence and curiosity awaken Alice's deeply buried emotions. Bravely embracing life's miraculous unpredictability, Alice learns that wounds may be healed, second chances do occur, and that, just perhaps - magic really does exist.

  • Unforgotten The Complete Series 1 - 3 [DVD] [2018]Unforgotten The Complete Series 1 - 3 | DVD | (24/09/2018) from £21.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (40.02%)   |  RRP £27.99

    Series 1: When the body of a young man is discovered in a derelict building, DCI Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker) one of the Met's smartest detectives is called in to investigate with her partner, DI Sunil Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar). Jimmy Sullivan was a homeless boy, murdered in 1976 when the building was a hostel. His diary implicates four suspects; a clergyman, an eminent entrepreneur, a community worker and a wheelchair-bound husband caring for his wife. Each has a secret to hide. As their lies unravel, the people they love most begin to wonder what else they might be capable of. Nothing in this case is black and white. Can you ever really know the people closest to you? What secrets have they buried? EXTRAS: The Bare Bones of Unforgotten Unforgotten Takes Us Back to the 70's What is Unforgotten? Whatever Happened to Jimmy Sullivan? Series 2: Critically acclaimed ITV drama series Unforgotten starring Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar returns for a second series. The story begins with the discovery of a body; this time the perfectly preserved remains of a middle-aged man found in a sealed suitcase in the silt of the River Lea in North East London. As Cassie and Sunny begin the complicated task of trying to identify the victim, we will meet four unconnected people who we suspect are linked in some way to the victim... EXTRAS: Building the Series Sins of the Past Domestic Turmoil Designing Unforgotten Body in a Bag Flashes of the Past Sunny's Rucksack Series 3: When human remains are found on the central reservation of a motorway near London, Cassie and Sunny are called to the scene. Dogged work leads the team to Hayley Reid, a 16-year-old girl who went missing on the eve of the millennium. The police's failure to find out what happened to Hayley wrecked her family's life. Cassie's compassion makes her determined to correct the mistakes made by the original investigating team whatever the cost to herself. A close-knit group of old school friends hold the key to what happened. Doctor Tim Finch, television presenter James Hollis, failing salesman Pete Carr, and artist Chris Lowe. As the four suspects find themselves under the spotlight, their tight bond is put to the test. They all have secrets in their past events that have pulled their lives apart. None of them are quite who they first seem to be, but is one of them capable of murder? EXTRAS: What is Unforgotten? Opening Scene Locations The Role Of Social Media The Suspects

  • The Queen's Corgi [DVD] [2019]The Queen's Corgi | DVD | (21/10/2019) from £6.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Since his arrival at Buckingham palace, Rex lives a life of luxury. Top dog, he has superseded his three fellow Corgis in Her Majesty's heart. His arrogance can be quite irritating. When he causes a diplomatic incident during an official dinner with the President of the United States, he falls into disgrace. Betrayed by one of his peers, Rex becomes a stray dog in the streets of London. How can he redeem himself? In love, he will find the resources to surpass himself in the face of great danger...

  • Doctor Zhivago [1965]Doctor Zhivago | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.29   |  Saving you £7.70 (122.42%)   |  RRP £13.99

    David Lean's wintry adaptation of Boris Pasternak's melodramatic Russian Revolution romance, Doctor Zhivago, is a masterpiece of epic filmmaking, but one that risks leaving the viewer cold. Though none of the film was shot in the then USSR, Lean's assured technique nevertheless illuminates the breathtaking backgrounds magnificently: from the snowy wastes of the Urals to the strife-torn streets of Moscow, Lean stages a series of wonderful set-pieces showing war, revolution and its terrible aftermath. The problem lies in the foreground. Omar Sharif's entirely passive Zhivago is, we are told, a romantic poet of great sensitivity who internalises all his emotions and expresses them in verse. The trouble is the audience never gets to see a line of his poems, not even the centrally important "Lara" cycle. Thus Zhivago at the end of the picture is as much an emotional blank to us as he was at the beginning. His affair with the idealised beauty that is Julie Christie's Lara is also taken for granted by the filmmakers rather than set up in any convincing way, their mutual attraction remaining a mystery that creates a vacuum at the core of the picture. Given that none of the central characters with the exception of Rod Steiger's fire-breathing lecher Komarovsky ever give way to strong emotions, the romantic heart of the film remains oddly frigid. Matters are not helped by composer Maurice Jarre's incessant "Lara's Theme", which many will find teeth-grindingly irritating. Still, any David Lean epic, even a flawed one, is always going to be a first-class cinematic experience, and Zhivago is assuredly that. On the DVD: A stunning anamorphic widescreen print is the ideal way to appreciate David Lean's craftsmanship and this movie's glorious, wintry cinematography. Maurice Jarre's "Lara's Theme" and the rest of his patchwork score can be heard in a music-only track, while Omar Sharif is joined by Lean's widow Sandra and Rod Steiger for an intermittent commentary. The second bonus disc contains a good hour-long making-of documentary plus 10 shorter contemporary documentaries giving various insights into the location shooting and the cast and crew. But it's the sheer beauty of the picture that will astonish and make this disc forever treasurable. --Mark Walker

  • Quartet [DVD]Quartet | DVD | (06/05/2013) from £4.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (300.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    QUARTET is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto, starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly and Pauline Collins as four retired opera singers.

  • Billy Liar - 50th Anniversary Edition [DVD] [1963]Billy Liar - 50th Anniversary Edition | DVD | (06/05/2013) from £7.49   |  Saving you £11.49 (255.33%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Billy Liar was the multimedia phenomenon of its era. Starting out as a novel by Yorkshire writer Keith Waterhouse, it rapidly became a long-running stage play, adapted by Waterhouse with playwright Willis Hall, which lead to the movie, scripted by Waterhouse and Hall for John Schlesinger to direct, then a stage musical and finally a spin-off TV series. Do you get the feeling it caught the mood of the times? The basic set-up owes a lot to James Thurber's classic short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Our hero, Billy Fisher, lives at home in a Bradford semi with his nagging parents and works as a lowly clerk in an undertaker's parlour. But, in his imagination he lives a rich and varied fantasy life as gallant military leader, suave socialite, best-selling novelist and so forth. Trouble is, he can't always keep fantasy and reality apart, any more than he can the keep two girls he's engaged to separate. Not to mention his other problems…. Schlesinger's direction brings out the desperation behind the comedy, and Tom Courtenay, at once defiant and hangdog, slips perfectly into the role created on stage by Albert Finney. But the whole cast's a joy, not least the great Leonard Rossiter as undertaker Mr Shadrach, Billy's saturnine boss. And then there's Julie Christie--the luminous spirit of the Swinging 60s--in her first starring role as the girl who offers Billy a chance of real escape. At the end, when she takes the train to London, away from the smoke and the grimness "oop" north, the whole British New Wave went with her. On the DVD: just the theatrical trailer which is a fairly crass affair. There's been no remastering, it seems, but both sound and vision are clean enough and the print preserves the original's full 2.35:1 widescreen ratio. --Philip Kemp

  • Kavanagh Q.C. - The Complete Collection - Series 1 To 5 [DVD] [1995]Kavanagh Q.C. - The Complete Collection - Series 1 To 5 | DVD | (24/08/2009) from £25.99   |  Saving you £-0.21 (N/A%)   |  RRP £25.78

    John Thaw is Kavanagh Q.C. one of the most respected criminal advocates in London. From a northern working-class background James Kavanagh has climbed to the top of an elite profession through hard work and a love of the law. But his dedication to work the long hours and difficult cases have taken their toll on life at home with his wife and two teenage children.

  • Unforgotten - Series 1 - 4 Boxset [DVD] [2021]Unforgotten - Series 1 - 4 Boxset | DVD | (26/04/2021) from £29.83   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    All the episodes from the first four series of the ITV detective drama starring Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar. In the first series, when a skeleton belonging to a young man is discovered below a demolished building, DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunil Khan (Walker and Bhaskar) are brought in to lead the investigation. After identifying the body as a homeless male named Jimmy Sullivan (Harley Sylvester), the detectives unearth the names and addresses of four possible suspects, Beth, Father Rob, Frankie C and Mr. Slater, as named in Jimmy's diary. Will any of them hold the key to solving Jimmy's death? In the second series, the duo's next big case begins when a suitcase is washed up from the River Lea in London, containing the remains of a dead body. After discovering the person was buried more than 25 years ago and learning his identity, the pair quickly identifies a list of four potential suspects who all have interlinked connections to the deceased. As they try to discover what life was like for the victim, David Walker, all those years ago, Cassie and Sunil find themselves investigating historical allegations of abuse, rape and cover-ups in their search for his killer. In the third series, the detectives investigate the death of missing schoolgirl Hayley Reid, who disappeared on New Year's Day, 2000, after construction workers unearth human remains while carrying out repairs on the M1 motorway. Returning to the initial investigation of her disappearance, the detectives identify four possible suspects, but which one of them is responsible for Hayley's death? Finally, in the fourth series the discovery of a body in a metal scrapyard leads to Stuart and Khan investigating a drink driving incident from 30 years ago that may prove pivotal in solving this latest mystery.

  • FloodFlood | DVD | (29/10/2007) from £5.19   |  Saving you £14.80 (285.16%)   |  RRP £19.99

    When a raging storm coincides with high tide it threatens the very heart of London and the millions who live there.

  • King of Thieves [DVD] [2018]King of Thieves | DVD | (21/01/2019) from £3.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    KING OF THIEVES is the incredible true story of the spectacular Hatton Garden diamond heist, the biggest and most daring in British history, humorously told through career best performances from a stellar cast; Sir Michael Caine (DUNKIRK, KINGSMAN), Jim Broadbent (SENSE OF AN ENDING, MOULIN ROUGE), Ray Winstone (THE DEPARTED, COLD MOUNTAIN), Michael Gambon (KING'S SPEECH, HARRY POTTER), Tom Courtenay (GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, GAMBIT) and Charlie Cox (THEORY OF EVERYTHING, STARDUST). KING OF THIEVES is written by Joe Penhall (THE ROAD, MINDHUNTER), directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (MAN ON WIRE, THEORY OF EVERYTHING), and produced by BAFTA winning and Academy Award nominees Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (THEORY OF EVERYTHING, LES MISERABLES), alongside Ali Jaafar (THE IDOL) and Michelle Wright (7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE).

  • Last Orders [2002]Last Orders | DVD | (28/07/2003) from £9.96   |  Saving you £-3.98 (N/A%)   |  RRP £2.99

    Based on the novel by Graham Swift this new English film tells of a group of old friends - including Michael Caine and Bob Hoskins - who set off to scatter the ashes of one of them from Margate Pier.

  • Night Train To Lisbon [DVD]Night Train To Lisbon | DVD | (28/01/2015) from £6.49   |  Saving you £9.50 (146.38%)   |  RRP £15.99

    After having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, Latin Professor Raimund Gregorius (Jeremy Irons) stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author, which compels him to suddenly abandon his boring life and embark on an enthralling adventure. In search of the author, Gregorius acts as detective and begins to piece together an epic story of oppression and revolution, loyalty and betrayal, love and jealousy, all played out against the backdrop of a brutal fascist dictatorship. His exploration of the author's life evolves into a liberating journey of self-discovery and Gregorius finds that life can change in an instant.

  • Let Him Have It [DVD] [1991]Let Him Have It | DVD | (09/08/2010) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    From the director of The Krays comes a horrifying true story of injustice and murder..... A policeman is shot dead and two South London boys stand accused of his murder. The verdict and the sentence passed upon the young Derek Bentley (Christopher Eccleston) proved to be as controversial as the crime. Both the verdict and the sentence were subsequently quashed. This is the case that shocked the nation.

  • Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema (8-disc Blu-ray box set)Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema (8-disc Blu-ray box set) | Blu Ray | (11/06/2018) from £29.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A new 8-disc set celebrating the 60th anniversary of Woodfall Films. Includes eight iconic films (many newly restored and available on Blu-ray for the first time) that revolutionised British cinema and launched the careers of the likes of Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Rita Tushingham. Features: Look Back in Anger (Tony Richardson, 1959) The Entertainer (Tony Richardson, 1960) Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, 1960) A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson, 1961) The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson, 1962) Tom Jones (Tony Richardson, 1963) (New 4K digital restorations of the original theatrical version of the film and the 1989 director's cut) Girl with Green Eyes (Desmond Davis, 1964) The Knack...and how to get it (Richard Lester, 1965) Special Features: Presented in High Definition All films newly remastered for this release, excluding Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Extras TBC

  • Last Orders [2001]Last Orders | DVD | (24/09/2007) from £5.49   |  Saving you £0.50 (9.11%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Jack Dodds was a regular guy so why the strange last order to have his ashes thrown off Margate pier? And why did his wife refuse to do it? As his friends make the trip to the coast they try to understand Jack's death by reliving their lives through him - the war the children the good times and the bad. The journey becomes a pub crawl full of drinks and punch-ups and the men discover that through it all it's your friends who break your heart and your friends who mend it.

  • The Night Of The Generals (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray editionThe Night Of The Generals (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray edition | Blu Ray | (13/05/2019) from £10.75   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Eureka Entertainment to release THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS, a suspenseful WWII thriller starring Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, and a star-studded cast, presented for the first time ever on Blu-ray in the UK, taken from a stunning 4K restoration, as part of the Eureka Classics range from 13 May 2019, featuring a Limited Edition Collector's booklet [2000 copies ONLY]. Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif star in this powerful World War II thriller from director Anatole Litvak (The Snake Pit; Sorry, Wrong Number) about a Nazi general who becomes a serial killer. When a Polish prostitute is brutally murdered in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, her killer is identified only as a German general. For years the crime remains unsolved, until the killer strikes again, bringing this mesmerising mystery to an unforgettable finish. Also starring Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence and Christopher Plummer, and with a score by Maurice Jarre, The Night of the Generals is an all-star thriller from a master of the form, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray. Blu-ray Features: 1080p presentation on Blu-ray, taken from a stunning 4K restoration Uncompressed LPCM audio (original mono presentation) Optional English subtitles Brand new and exclusive Audio Commentary by author Scott Harrison Original Theatrical Trailer Limited Edition Collector's booklet featuring new writing by author Scott Harrison [2000 copies ONLY].

  • A Dandy in Aspic - Limited Edition [Blu-ray]A Dandy in Aspic - Limited Edition | Blu Ray | (25/03/2019) from £18.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The final film by the great Anthony Mann (Winchester '73, El Cid) A Dandy in Aspic is a stylish and complex cold-war thriller starring Laurence Harvey (Room at the Top, The Manchurian Candidate) as a Russian double-agent working for British Intelligence who is assigned to track down and kill an unusual target. Falling between the outlandish exploits of James Bond and the dour realism of John le Carré's circus of spies , this paranoid thriller is a dark and refined affair, with a superb supporting cast headed by Mia Farrow (Rosemary s Baby, See No Evil) and Tom Courtenay (The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Otley), wonderful cinematography by regular Powell and Pressburger cameraman Christopher Challis, and with a terrific score by Quincy Jones. INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary with author and critic Samm Deighan The BEHP Interview with Christopher Challis (1988, 107 mins): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the cinematographer in conversation with Kevin Gough-Yates A Time to Die (2019, 10 mins): members of the crew recall aspects of the film's production Pulling Strings (2019, 22 mins): titles designer Michael Graham Smith and puppeteer Ronnie Le Drew discuss the distinctive opening credit sequence Inside Mann (2019, 12 mins): an appreciation by critic and broadcaster Richard Combs London to Berlin (2019, 6 mins): an exploration of A Dandy in Aspic's British and German locations Berlin: The Swinging City (1968, 5 mins): original promotional film produced by Columbia Pictures Isolated music & effects track Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 28-page booklet with a new essay by Jeff Billington, an archival on-set report, Derek Marlowe on A Dandy in Aspic, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits World premiere on Blu-ray Limited Edition of 3,000 copies

  • Let Him Have It [1991]Let Him Have It | DVD | (29/07/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A policeman is shot dead and two South London boys stand accused of his murder. The verdict and the sentence passed the crime. Both the verdict and the sentence were subsequently quashed. This is the case that shocked the nation.

  • The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner [Blu-ray] [1962]The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner | Blu Ray | (22/06/2015) from £8.49   |  Saving you £11.50 (135.45%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Following the success of Karel Reisz's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Alan Sillitoe adapted another of his works for the screen this time a short story of a disillusioned teenager rebelling against the system making Tony Richardson's The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner one of the great British films of the 1960s. Newcomer Tom Courtenay is compelling as the sullen defiant Colin refusing to follow his dying father into a factory job railing against the capitalist bosses and preferring to make a living from petty thieving. Arrested for burglary and sent to borstal Colin discovers a talent for cross-country running earning him special treatment from the governor (Michael Redgrave) and the chance to redeem himself from anti-social tearaway to sports day hero. With Colin a favourite to win against a local public school tensions build as the day approaches...

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