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  • Taxi Driver [1976]Taxi Driver | DVD | (22/11/1999) from £3.00   |  Saving you £16.99 (566.33%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Taxi Driver is the definitive cinematic portrait of loneliness and alienation manifested as violence. It is as if director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader had tapped into precisely the same source of psychological inspiration ("I just knew I had to make this film", Scorsese would later say), combined with a perfectly timed post-Watergate expression of personal, political and societal anxiety. Robert De Niro, as the tortured, ex-Marine cab driver Travis Bickle, made movie history with his chilling performance as one of the most memorably intense and vividly realised characters ever committed to film. Bickle is a self-appointed vigilante who views his urban beat as an intolerable cesspool of blighted humanity. He plays guardian angel for a young prostitute (Jodie Foster), but not without violently devastating consequences. This masterpiece, which is not for all tastes, is sure to horrify some viewers, but few could deny the film's lasting power and importance. --Jeff Shannon

  • Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased): The Complete Series [Blu-ray]Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased): The Complete Series | Blu Ray | (02/10/2017) from £26.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The twist of private-eye show Randall & Hopkirk Deceased is that in the first episode, gumshoe Marty Hopkirk (Kenneth Cope) is killed off by the villains, only to pop up in an immaculate white suit as a ghost visible only to his hardboiled partner Jeff Randall (Mike Pratt). In theory, the supernatural streak--which meant a complex set of rules about Marty's appearances and effects on the physical world--should lead the show into wilder territory, but most episodes squander the team's unique abilities on ordinary cases about blackmail and murder-for-profit. A persistent subplot has the living Jeff getting cosy with the dead Marty's widow Jean (Annette Andre) to the discomfort of her late husband. The elementary effects and the nice underplaying of the leads have a certain period charm, and the show could afford a high calibre of special guest villains and dolly birds. A 1990s remake with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer hasn't obliterated memories of the original. --Kim Newman

  • The Day Of The Triffids [1962]The Day Of The Triffids | DVD | (30/06/2003) from £24.99   |  Saving you £-15.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    All reports confirm that the world is witnessing an unprecedented shower of meteorites - a once in a lifetime spectacle that must be seen. And seen it is by most of the world's population. Bill Masen lies in his hospital bed in frustration with his eyes bandaged. When he finally gets to remove them the following morning he discovers the previous nights' light show has blinded all those who saw it. He is one of the few people to still have their sight. But worse is to come. With the meteorite shower has come the spores of a man-eating alien plant form Triffidus Celestus. The fate of mankind is in the hands of a few in this classic 1962 adaptation of the John Wyndham novel.

  • Raffles [1975]Raffles | DVD | (09/02/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £59.99

    All of the classic TV series featuring the debonair A J Raffles - the idol of society at the end of the nineteenth century who was also an accomplished jewel thief and safe-cracker.

  • Demetrius And The Gladiators [1954]Demetrius And The Gladiators | DVD | (18/02/2002) from £13.97   |  Saving you £-0.98 (-7.50%)   |  RRP £12.99

    This enormously successful sequel to The Robe continues the story of Demetrius (Victor Mature) the Greek slave who after the death of his master is sentenced to train as a gladiator in the Roman arena. There his newfound Christian faith is put to the test when he has to contend not only with the swordsmen and wild beasts of the arena but also the evil and sensuous Messalina (Susan Hayward) and the mad emperor Caligula (Jay Robinson). Crammed with astonishing action and fight sequences this heroic epic is not to be missed!

  • Randall And Hopkirk Deceased - Complete [1969]Randall And Hopkirk Deceased - Complete | DVD | (07/10/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £69.99

    The twist of private-eye show Randall & Hopkirk Deceased is that in the first episode, gumshoe Marty Hopkirk (Kenneth Cope) is killed off by the villains, only to pop up in an immaculate white suit as a ghost visible only to his hardboiled partner Jeff Randall (Mike Pratt). In theory, the supernatural streak--which meant a complex set of rules about Marty's appearances and effects on the physical world--should lead the show into wilder territory, but most episodes squander the team's unique abilities on ordinary cases about blackmail and murder-for-profit. A persistent subplot has the living Jeff getting cosy with the dead Marty's widow Jean (Annette Andre) to the discomfort of her late husband. The elementary effects and the nice underplaying of the leads have a certain period charm, and the show could afford a high calibre of special guest villains and dolly birds. A 1990s remake with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer hasn't obliterated memories of the original. --Kim Newman

  • The Day Of The Triffids [1962]The Day Of The Triffids | DVD | (02/04/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    All reports confirm that the world is witnessing an unprecedented shower of meteorites - a once in a lifetime spectacle that must be seen.' Bill Masen lies in his hospital bed and listens to the radio broadcast in frustration - the bandages on his eyes are not meant to be removed until the following morning. When the time comes he is relieved to find he can see perfectly. But is soon to discover that he is one of the few people left in the world that can. The previous night's light show has blinded all those who watched. With the meteorites have come the spores of a man-eating alien plant form - Triffidus Celestus. Multiplying quickly they uproot themselves in search of a prey that stumbles helplessly in the dark. The fate of the world is in the hands of a few as the Triffids threaten the future of mankind in this classic adaptation of John Wyndham's sci-fi chiller.

  • The Yellow TeddybearsThe Yellow Teddybears | DVD | (14/05/2007) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-5.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Sexy Retro From The Saucy Seventies. This is an extremely rare taboo-busting UK sex drama. Linda a boarding school girl becomes pregnant by a rampant window cleaner who also doubles up as a ""swinging"" pop singer named Kinky. The not-so-innocent schoolgirls even have an anti-virgin club where each member who has ""lost it"" adorns themselves with a yellow teddybear.

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