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  • Coriolanus [DVD]Coriolanus | DVD | (04/06/2012) from £4.89   |  Saving you £15.10 (308.79%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The people of Rome are hungry - they cannot afford to eat. Riots are widespread. Their vitriol turns on Caius Martius (later to be Coriolanus), Rome's foremost general who despises the people.

  • Red, White and Zero (DVD + Blu-ray) BFI Flipside 36Red, White and Zero (DVD + Blu-ray) BFI Flipside 36 | Blu Ray | (10/12/2018) from £8.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Woodfall Film's portmanteau feature is a major rediscovery, never before released in the UK. Comprised of three compelling tales, it brings together a trio of Britain's most innovative directors and embodies the creativity and audacity at the heart of Swinging Sixties cinema. Comic legend Zero Mostel (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) mixes slapstick and surrealism as a tardy opera star traversing London in Ride of the Valkyrie while The White Bus , scripted by Shelagh Delaney (A Taste of Honey), blends realism and poetry with poetry with New Wave detachment as a young woman travels home from the north of England. Tony Richardson (Tom Jones) directs Vanessa Redgrave in the final part of the film, Red and blue a musical, melancholy romantic reverie. Special features: Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition About The White Bus (1968, 59 mins): documentary on the making of Lindsay Anderson's segment Lindsay Anderson Introduction/Stills Gallery (1968, 5 mins): an audio recording of Anderson addressing the NFT in 1968, played over stills Behind the scenes of Red and Blue (1966, 7 mins): Kevin Brownlow's 16mm footage of cast and crew Kevin Brownlow on Red, White and Zero (2018, 15 mins): the Red and Blue and The White Bus editor on making the films Billy Williams on Red and Blue (2018, 14 mins): the cinematographer recalls working with Tony Richardson on the segment No Arks (1969, 7 mins): political cartoonist Abu's satirical reworking of the Noah story, narrated by Vanessa Redgrave Audio commentary by Adrian Martin Illustrated booklet with new writing by Sarah Wood, Paul Fairclough, So Mayer and Philip Kemp and Katy McGahan, plus full film credits

  • Bella Mafia [DVD]Bella Mafia | DVD | (05/09/2016) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Featuring a star cast including Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave, Nastassja Kinski, Jennifer Tilly and Illeanna Douglas, this mini-series from Widows and Prime Suspect creator Lynda La Plante follows five Mafia women who band together to seek vengeance when their husbands and sons are massacred by a brutal rival family. Bella Mafia earned Redgrave a Golden Globe nomination for her role as the widow of a powerful Sicilian mobster. Over two decades, a bitter feud has wiped out three generations of men from one of organised crime's most notorious families, headed by the wealthy Don Luciano. Now, with their lives destroyed and nothing left but pride, it is up to the Luciano women, led by the beautiful and dignified Graziella, to seek the ultimate justice...

  • Song for Marion [DVD]Song for Marion | DVD | (24/06/2013) from £5.23   |  Saving you £12.02 (302.77%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Song for Marion is a heartwarming comedic drama following shy grumpy pensioner Arthur as he is reluctantly inspired by his beloved wife Marion to join a highly unconventional local choir. At odds with his son James it is left to charismatic choir director Elizabeth to try and persuade Arthur that he can learn to embrace life. London-set the story follows Arthur as he embarks on a hilarious life-affirming journey of musical self-discovery. The superb British cast in Song For Marion is made up of Academy Award Winner Vanessa Redgrave (Julia Atonement Howard's End) cinema legend Terence Stamp (Billy Budd The Limey The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert) Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace Prince of Persia Tamara Drewe) and Christopher Eccleston (Shallow Grave Elizabeth Doctor Who).

  • Oh! What A Lovely War - Special Collector's EditionOh! What A Lovely War - Special Collector's Edition | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The tragedy of World War I is redefined in bawdy music-hall terms presented as the ""new attraction"" at the Brighton Amusement Pier complete with syrupy cheer-up songs shooting galleries free prizes and a scoreboard toting up the dead The Story focuses mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) whose five sons enlist and end up as cannon fodder Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching songs of the soldiers and many scenes portray some of the more famous (and infamous) incidents of the war including: the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand the Christmas meeting between British and German soldiers in no-mans-land the wiping out by their own side of a force of Irish soldiers The final image is a veddy proper British picnic on a graveyard. Of the many fleeting satiric images parading past the camera one of the most indelible is the sight of several generals playing leapfrog as the world all around them goes to hell in a handbasket.

  • Mission: Impossible [1996]Mission: Impossible | DVD | (03/07/2000) from £9.50   |  Saving you £13.48 (207.07%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Mission: Impossible was one of the best action blockbusters of the 1990s, deriving a quality unique amongst its peers from the tension between Brian De Palma's directorial stylisation and the overriding presence of its star and producer, Tom Cruise. Cruise plays Special Forces agent Ethan Hunt, disavowed as a traitor by his own superiors and forced to uncover the true mole to prove his innocence. The original 1960s television series provides not only the wonderful musical motif, but also the layered complexity of false realities and masked identities, which are revealed with the playful conjuring of a Russian doll. This was Cruise's last movie as an angst-ridden youth (next stop was Jerry Maguire and the trials of family life) and he presents Ethan Hunt as caught between his heroic physical prowess and a trusting emotional naïvety that is painfully punctured by the treachery of those around him. Hollywood heavyweights Jon Voight (Heat) and Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction) are both excellent in support, while the remaining cast reads like an identikit of European cinema, including Emanuelle Beart, Kristin Scott Thomas and Jean Reno (Leon). De Palma's trademark set-pieces include a giant exploding fishtank in Prague, a helicopter chase through the Channel Tunnel, and, most notably, a break-in to steal a vital disc from CIA headquarters in Langley. The moment in the latter when, in almost complete silence, Cruise dangles precariously from a cable and just catches a bead of sweat before it triggers the floor alarm is as sublimely exhilarating as any in American movies of the last 10 years. On the DVD: Aside from basic language and chapter selection the disc is devoid of any extras, leaving us to wait for the behind-the-scenes story of the numerous rewrites and wrangling that reportedly beset production. On a more positive note, the picture and sound quality fully realise the film's highly stylised surface beauty and effects-laden kinetic energy. --Steve Napleton

  • Anonymous [DVD]Anonymous | DVD | (05/03/2012) from £2.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (501.67%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds, namely: who actually created the body of work credited to William Shakespeare?

  • The Charge Of The Light Brigade [1968]The Charge Of The Light Brigade | DVD | (26/01/2009) from £18.88   |  Saving you £-2.89 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The Charge of the Light Brigade was an infamous battle in the Crimean War considered one of the greatest military blunders in history and immortalized in the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The ill-conceived expedition to the Crimea was marked by an incredible lack of strategy and planning inadequate weapons camouflage food health care and communications. In the final battle all the soldiers had to protect them was their courage and blind faith. As Tennyson put it: Ours is not to question why/Ours is but to do and die. The film is a classic dissection of the pointlessness of war and the horrors inflicted on the common man who goes to fight in the name of his country. Directed by Tony Richardson and starring Trevor Howard Vanessa Redgrave (Atonement Howards End) and John Gielgud (Murder on the Orient Express Arthur The Charge of the Light Brigade was nominated for 6 BAFTAs.

  • Murder On The Orient Express (Re-sleeve) [DVD]Murder On The Orient Express (Re-sleeve) | DVD | (14/08/2017) from £5.29   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Elegant, all-star production, introducing Albert Finney as the first screen Hercule Poirot. A no-good American tycoon lies dead with twelve dagger wounds, but which of the passengers is the guilty party? Includes an Oscar® winning performance from Ingrid Bergman

  • Song for Marion [Blu-ray]Song for Marion | Blu Ray | (24/06/2013) from £6.96   |  Saving you £14.02 (353.15%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Song for Marion is a heartwarming comedic drama following shy grumpy pensioner Arthur as he is reluctantly inspired by his beloved wife Marion to join a highly unconventional local choir. At odds with his son James it is left to charismatic choir director Elizabeth to try and persuade Arthur that he can learn to embrace life. London-set the story follows Arthur as he embarks on a hilarious life-affirming journey of musical self-discovery. The superb British cast in Song For Marion is made up of Academy Award Winner Vanessa Redgrave (Julia Atonement Howard's End) cinema legend Terence Stamp (Billy Budd The Limey The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert) Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace Prince of Persia Tamara Drewe) and Christopher Eccleston (Shallow Grave Elizabeth Doctor Who).

  • Murder On The Orient Express [Blu-ray]Murder On The Orient Express | Blu Ray | (23/10/2017) from £12.09   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Just the name "Orient Express" conjures up images of a bygone era. Add an all-star cast (including Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset and Lauren Bacall, to name a few) and Agatha Christie's delicious plot and how can you go wrong? Particularly if you add in Albert Finney as Christie's delightfully pernickety sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Someone has knocked off nasty Richard Widmark on this train trip and, to Poirot's puzzlement, everyone seems to have a motive--just the set-up for a terrific whodunit. Though it seems like an ensemble film, director Sidney Lumet gives each of his stars their own solo and each makes the most of it. Bergman went so far as to win an Oscar for her role. But the real scene-stealer is the ever-reliable Finney as the eccentric detective who never misses a trick. --Marshall Fine

  • Anonymous [Blu-ray][Region Free]Anonymous | Blu Ray | (05/03/2012) from £3.59   |  Saving you £19.40 (540.39%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Historical romp Anonymous takes an academic controversy (did the man named Shakespeare write the plays attributed to him?) and whips it into a lurid melodrama, crammed with political intrigue, heaving bosoms, flashing swordplay, conspiracies, forced marriage, incest, and more. Towards the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans, Enduring Love), seeks an outlet for his poetic drive: he tries to get the playwright Ben Jonson (Sebastian Armesto) to present his plays as Jonson's own. Jonson is reluctant to undercut his own work… but his friend, a vainglorious illiterate actor by the name of William Shakespeare (Rafe Spall), happily claims the glory when Oxford's plays prove hugely popular. But the real story of Anonymous isn't about authorship, it's about machinations to capture the throne of England when Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave) dies. Wily counselors vie with dashing secret heirs, royal dallying leads to shocking secrets, and supposedly the plays are inextricably caught up in it all--except that they're not, really, and so Anonymous, for all its clever plotting and lush production values, falls flat by the end. Still, it's an enjoyable confection up to then, and showcases some lovely (if woefully historically inaccurate--the mosh-pit moment is delightfully preposterous) presentations of bits of the plays. Also featuring David Thewlis (Naked) and Joely Richardson, daughter of Ms. Redgrave, playing the younger Elizabeth. --Bret Fetzer

  • Man in an Orange Shirt: The Complete Series [DVD]Man in an Orange Shirt: The Complete Series | DVD | (18/09/2017) from £6.59   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Tales of love across two films highlighting the very different challenges that face the couples, With Michael and Thomas just after WWII, and Adam and Steve in the present day.

  • Yanks (Eureka Classics) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) editionYanks (Eureka Classics) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition | Blu Ray | (03/12/2018) from £9.95   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Eureka Entertainment to release John Schlesinger's YANKS, a moving and romantic WWII tale of love starring Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition as part of the Eureka Classics range from 3 December 2018. A World War II epic both sweeping and intimate, Yanks is a triumph for director John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy, Sunday Bloody Sunday), and a moving showcase for its splendid ensemble cast led by Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave. A war film without battle scenes, Schlesinger's drama instead focuses on relationships far from the front, examining the romantic entanglements between the stationed U.S. soldiers and the locals in a small town in Northern England in the 1944 period before the Normandy landings. Three very different women find themselves attracted to the American G.I.s at a new military base in town. Gere is Sgt. Matt Dyson, initiating a tentative courtship with a young woman still pining for her fiancée overseas. Redgrave is wealthy socialite Helen, engaged in an affair with a captain (William Devane), while both of them long for their respective spouses far from home. And Sergeant Ruffelo's fling with Mollie (Wendy Morgan) occurs just as the interactions between the Yanks and their British hosts begin to strain under the tension of the war, and uncertainty about what happens to their new romances. A personal passion project for Schlesinger -- who was given free creative reign after the success of Marathon Man (1976) -- Yanks was generally not afforded the attention it deserved upon initial release, and as one of the director's warmest films, it's a gem ripe for rediscovery. Features: 1080p presentation (on Blu-ray) from a new high-definition transfer Original LPCM mono audio (on Blu-ray) Optional English SDH subtitles Archival Interview with director John Schlesinger Original theatrical trailer PLUS: A collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film, alongside rare archival imagery

  • Yanks [1979]Yanks | DVD | (07/06/2004) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    'Yanks' is the moving story of American servicemen stationed in England during the Second World War and the impact that their presence had on the lives of people in a small Lancashire village. This beautifully filmed drama follows three American soldiers and the relationships that they form with three local women: Jean Helen and Mollie. The relationships that blossom would affect their lives forever. This romantic and memorable movie highlights the cultural differences that ex

  • Howard's EndHoward's End | DVD | (17/09/2007) from £5.38   |  Saving you £10.61 (197.21%)   |  RRP £15.99

    'Only connect.' This famous command is the catalyst which brings together two very different Edwardian families - the one passionate and progressive the other hidebound by wealth and social status - with irreversible and devastating consequences. A dying woman's impulsive wish marks a turning point in the relationship between the cosmopolitan Schlegel sisters Margaret and Helen and the wealthy Wilcox family when Ruth Wilcox bequeaths her idyllic country house Howards End to Marg

  • The Shell Seekers [1990]The Shell Seekers | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (143.06%)   |  RRP £16.99

    An artist's daughter Penelope Keeling can look back on a full and varied life: a Bohemian childhood in London and Cornwall an unhappy wartime marriage and the one man she truly loved. She has brought up three children - and learned to accept them as they are. Yet she is far too energetic and independent to settle sweetly into pensioned-off old-age. And when she discovers that her most treasured possession her father's painting ""The Shell Seekers"" is now worth a small fortune i

  • Julia [DVD]Julia | DVD | (13/10/2014) from £6.73   |  Saving you £3.26 (48.44%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Fred Zinnemann's last great movie. Based on part of Lillian Hellman's memoir, the film stars Jane Fonda as Hellman as she recounts her friendship with the enigmatic JULIA, played by Vanessa Redgrave. Fonda gives a gutsy performance, playing well with Redgrave and, to a greater degree, Jason Robards, who plays Dashell Hammett. Alvin Sargent's screenplay cleverly bends time, jumping back and forth as the story of Hellman's friendship with Julia is told and Zinnemann creates a melancholy feel that's sustained throughout. The excellent music by Georges Delerue is haunting and the cinematography by Douglas Slocombe is beautiful. The supporting cast features Meryl Streep as Anne Marie, Maximillian Schell as Johann, Cathleen Nesbitt as Julia's grandmother, Rosemary Murphy as Dorothy Parker and Hal Holbrook as Parker's husband Alan Campbell.

  • Girl, Interrupted [2000]Girl, Interrupted | DVD | (25/09/2000) from £3.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (225.56%)   |  RRP £12.99

    GIRL, INTERRUPTED is the searing true story of Susanna Kaysen, a young woman who finds herself at a renowned mental institution for troubled young women

  • Wilde [Blu-ray]Wilde | Blu Ray | (14/12/2015) from £18.88   |  Saving you £-0.89 (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Wilde could easily have been nothing more than another well-dressed literary film from the British costume drama stable, but thanks to a richly textured performance from Stephen Fry in the title role, it becomes something deeper--a moving study of how the conflict between individual desires and social expectations can ruin lives. Oscar Wilde's writing may be justifiably legendary for its sly, barbed wit, but Wilde the film is far from a comedy, even though Fry relishes delivering the great man's famous quips. It takes on tragic dimensions as soon as Wilde meets Lord Alfred Douglas, known as Bosie, the strikingly beautiful but viciously selfish young aristocrat who wins Oscar's heart but loses him his reputation, marriage and freedom. Fry is brilliant at capturing how the intensity of Wilde's love for Bosie threw him off balance, becoming an all-consuming force he was unable to resist. Jude Law expertly depicts both Bosie's allure and his spitefully destructive side, there are subtle supporting performances from Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle and Zoe Wanamaker, and the period trappings are lavishly trowelled on. But this is Fry's show all the way: from Oscar the darling of theatrical London to Wilde the prisoner broken on the wheel of Victorian moralism, he doesn't put a foot wrong. It feels like the role he was born to play. --Andy Medhurst

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