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  • The Magnificent Seven Collection [1960]The Magnificent Seven Collection | DVD | (15/10/2001) from £11.29   |  Saving you £4.69 (56.51%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The Magnificent Seven effortlessly turn samurai into cowboys (the same trick worked more than once: Kurosawa'sYojimbo became Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars) and Akira Kurosawa's rousing Seven Samuri was a natural for an American remake through this movie--after all, the codes and conventions of ancient Japan and the Wild West (at least the mythical movie West) are not so very far apart. The beleaguered denizens of a Mexican village, weary of attacks by banditos, hire seven gunslingers to repel the invaders once and for all. The gunmen are cool and capable, with most of the actors playing them just on the cusp of 60s stardom: Steve McQueen, JamesCoburn, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn. The man who brings these warriors together is Yul Brynner, the baddest bald man in the West. There's nothing especially stylish about the approach of veteran director John Sturges (The Great Escape), but the storytelling is clear and strong, and the charisma of the young guns fairly flies off the screen. If that isn't enough to awaken the 12-year-old kid inside anyone, the unforgettable Elmer Bernstein music will do it: bum-bum-ba-bum, bum-ba-bum-ba-bum... followed by three inferior sequels, Return of the Seven, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, and The Magnificent Seven Ride!--Robert Horton, Amazon.com

  • The Time Tunnel [Blu-ray][Region Free]The Time Tunnel | Blu Ray | (05/11/2018) from £25.43   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Available for the first time on Blu-ray! New 5.1 surround sound mixes provide an extraordinary new depth to the audio. A 1080 HD 1:33:1 spec. digitally enhanced to significantly improve the picture quality & increase depth of field, making it far superior to the existing DVD. All 30 episodes to be restored to their original uncut format & broadcast order. Packed full of bonus material including the original unaired pilot, interviews with the cast, the TV movie from 1976, the unaired 2002 TV pilot and more... Will contain a brand new booklet, written in association with the world s most prominent & knowledgeable Irwin Allen devotees, The Irwin Allen News Network.

  • Birdman Of Alcatraz [1962]Birdman Of Alcatraz | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £8.18   |  Saving you £7.81 (95.48%)   |  RRP £15.99

    How does bitter convict Robert Stroud cope with a lifetime of solitary confinement? The answer in a sense comes from above in the form of a feeble sparrow he finds in the isolation yard. Stroud brings this newfound companion to his cell nurses it to health and from that point on there's no turning back. Despite having only a third grade education and no hope of parole Stroud becomes a renowned ornithologist and achieves a greater sense of freedom and purpose behind prison walls

  • Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection | Blu Ray | (10/06/2019) from £16.31   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The original Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of the silver screen's most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. The Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 3 films from the original legacy including the gripping classic and the sequels that followed. These landmark motion pictures perfectly blended Universal's classic monster heritage with the science-fiction explosion of the 1950s and continue to inspire remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of the Creature from the Black Lagoon to this day. Bonus Features: Back to the Black Lagoon Documentary 3 Feature Commentaries Production Photographs Theatrical Trailers

  • The Defiant Ones [1958]The Defiant Ones | DVD | (15/04/2002) from £12.52   |  Saving you £6.46 (67.79%)   |  RRP £15.99

    This 1958 variation on Huck Finn's adventures with Jim finds a white convict (Tony Curtis) chained to a black convict (Sidney Poitier) as they both escape their captors. With each man literally stuck with the other, racial conflicts take a back seat to survival. Directed by Stanley Kramer (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), the film's obvious consciousness-raising is mitigated by a pair of raw performances from the stars, memorable appearances by Lon Chaney Jr. and Cara Williams, and Kramer's strong storytelling abilities. The Defiant Ones' award-winning script was cowritten by blacklisted writer-actor Nedrick Young. --Tom Keogh

  • Hud [1962]Hud | DVD | (07/06/2004) from £5.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (62.50%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Paul Newman is Hud a man at odds with his father tradition and himself. Hud's only interests are fighting drinking hot-rodding his Cadillac and womanising. Melvyn Douglas is the father an old-line cattle rancher and Patricia Neal is the understanding and appealing housekeeper. Academy Awards went to Patricia Neal Melvyn Douglas and James Wong Howe's brilliant cinematography.

  • Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection [DVD] [2019]Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection | DVD | (10/06/2019) from £16.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The original Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of the silver screen's most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. The Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 3 films from the original legacy including the gripping classic and the sequels that followed. These landmark motion pictures perfectly blended Universal's classic monster heritage with the science-fiction explosion of the 1950s and continue to inspire remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of the Creature from the Black Lagoon to this day. Bonus Features: Back to the Black Lagoon Documentary 3 Feature Commentaries Production Photographs Theatrical Trailers

  • Birdman Of Alcatraz (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (DVD & Blu-ray)Birdman Of Alcatraz (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (DVD & Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (06/08/2018) from £11.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Often acknowledged as one of the best prison films ever made, Birdman of Alcatraz was director John Frankenheimer's first huge success and received rave reviews for its performances, cinematography (by the great Burnett Guffey; From Here to Eternity, Bonnie and Clyde) and Frankenheimer's directing. Burt Lancaster stars as the notorious prisoner, Robert Stroud, sentenced to a life of solitary confinement for murdering a prison guard. When he finds an injured sparrow in the prison yard, Stroud nurses it back to health and discovers a new calling in life. Over the years he becomes a renowned ornithologist, and even a respected author, achieving a greater sense of purpose behind prison walls than many in the outside world will ever know. With an all-star cast that includes Karl Malden (A Streetcar Named Desire), Thelma Ritter (Pickup on South Street), Telly Savalas (The Dirty Dozen) and Edmond O'Brien (The Barefoot Contessa), The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present John Frankenheimer's Birdman of Alcatraz for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK. Features: 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD. LPCM mono soundtrack (Uncompressed on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Audio commentary with film historian and editor Paul Seydor, moderated by Twilight Time's Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman Illusion of Freedom: Richard H. Kline on John Frankenheimer's Birdman of AlcatrazĀ (29 mins) a new video piece on the film An exclusive new video interview with film historian Sheldon Hall Original theatrical trailer A collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Travis Crawford, as well as a selection of archival imagery from the film's production

  • Creature From the Black Lagoon (60th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [1954] [Region Free]Creature From the Black Lagoon (60th Anniversary Edition) | Blu Ray | (06/10/2014) from £17.53   |  Saving you £2.46 (14.03%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Jack Arnold's horror classic The Creature from the Black Lagoon spawned not one but two iconic images: the web-footed humanoid gill-man with a hankering for women and the leggy, luscious Julia Adams, the object of his desire, swimming the lagoon in a luminous white bathing suit. Not since King Kong has the "beauty and the beast" theme been portrayed in such sexually charged (though chaste) terms. Arnold turns an effectively B-movie plot--a small expedition up a remote Amazon river captures a prehistoric amphibian man, who escapes to wreak havoc on the team and kidnap his bathing beauty--into a moody, stylish, low-budget feature. The jungle exteriors turn from exotic to treacherous when the creature blocks their passage and strands them in the wilds. Much of the film is shot underwater, where the murky dark is animated by shimmering shards of sunlight, creating images both lovely and alien (the studio-built sets of the creature's underground lair are far less naturalistic, but serve their purpose). As with most of Arnold's '50s genre films, he's saddled with a less than magnetic leading man (in this case the colorless but stalwart Richard Carlson) and a conventional script, but he overcomes such limitations by creating a vivid and sympathetic monster (helped immeasurably by a marvelous suit of scales and fins) and establishing a mood thick with atmosphere. The film was originally shot in 3-D. --Sean Axmaker

  • Creature From The Black Lagoon [1954]Creature From The Black Lagoon | DVD | (02/10/2002) from £4.49   |  Saving you £5.50 (55.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Scientists drug and capture the creature who becomes enamoured with the head scientist's female assistant. The lonely creature escapes and kidnaps the object of his affection. leaving it up to the chief scientist to rescue his assistant and cast the ominous creature back to the depths from which he came.

  • The Time Machine [1960]The Time Machine | DVD | (28/06/2013) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    In 1960 producer-director George Pal's The Time Machine reshaped HG Wells' thoughtful, ironic novel into a two-fisted action movie, but one that still appeals to children and adults immensely and deserves its classic status. Wells' themes of biological and social evolution are played down, but there is a surprisingly melancholy thread as Rod Taylor's Time Traveller keeps stopping off at future wars to find that human stupidity still persists. In the first week of 1900 a group of fussy Victorians gather in Taylor's chintzy, overstuffed parlour to hear him tell of his expedition to the future, where the world is divided between the surface-dwelling, childish, beautiful Eloi and the hideous, underground, cannibal Morlocks. Wells intended both factions to seem degenerate, the logical final evolution of the class system, but Pal has Taylor pull a Captain Kirk and side with the Eloi and teach them to fight against their oppressors. The time travel sequence remains a tour de force, with a shop window mannequin demonstrating a parade of fashions as the years fly by in seconds and charming but still-effective stop-motion effects. The future is a wonderfully coloured landscape with properly gruesome cave-dwelling monsters and a winning Eloi heroine in Yvette Mimieux. It may not be totally Wells, but it's a treat. On the DVD: The Time Machine arrives on disc in a lovely widescreen print which makes the film seem new all over again. The featurette "Time Machine: The Journey Back" combines some mild behind-the-scenes stuff about the film (and its star prop) with a moving mini-sequel reuniting stars Rod Taylor and Alan Young in a scene that actually addresses a plot point skipped over in the original. --Kim Newman

  • The Hallelujah Trail [1965]The Hallelujah Trail | DVD | (25/11/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Director John Sturges turns the west upside down in this rip-roaring Western comedy about the year Denver was nearly devastated by a drought (of whiskey) and had to have forty wagonloads imported through very harsh (and very thirsty) territory!

  • It Should Happen To YouIt Should Happen To You | DVD | (18/10/2004) from £10.99   |  Saving you £2.00 (18.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Judy Holliday stars as Gladys Glover a young woman who wants to make a name for herself so she rents a billboard on Columbus Circle and advertises her name. When a wealthy soap manufacturer tries to wrestle the billboard away from Gladys he finds himself falling in love with her. Can an aspiring model find happiness on a billboard?

  • Mummy, The / Creature From The Black LagoonMummy, The / Creature From The Black Lagoon | DVD | (18/10/2004) from £8.98   |  Saving you £1.01 (10.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The Mummy: Boris Karloff's legendary performance has become a landmark in the annals of screen history. As the mummy Im-Ho-Tep he is accidentally revived after 3 700 years. Alive again he sets out to find his lost love. Today over 70 years after it was first released it still remains as compelling as ever! Creature From The Black Lagoon: Scientists drug and capture the terrifying creature who subsequently becomes enamoured with the head scientist's female assist

  • Creature From the Black Lagoon (Limited Edition Steel Book) [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [1954] [Region Free]Creature From the Black Lagoon (Limited Edition Steel Book) | Blu Ray | (06/10/2014) from £31.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Jack Arnold's horror classic The Creature from the Black Lagoon spawned not one but two iconic images: the web-footed humanoid gill-man with a hankering for women and the leggy, luscious Julia Adams, the object of his desire, swimming the lagoon in a luminous white bathing suit. Not since King Kong has the "beauty and the beast" theme been portrayed in such sexually charged (though chaste) terms. Arnold turns an effectively B-movie plot--a small expedition up a remote Amazon river captures a prehistoric amphibian man, who escapes to wreak havoc on the team and kidnap his bathing beauty--into a moody, stylish, low-budget feature. The jungle exteriors turn from exotic to treacherous when the creature blocks their passage and strands them in the wilds. Much of the film is shot underwater, where the murky dark is animated by shimmering shards of sunlight, creating images both lovely and alien (the studio-built sets of the creature's underground lair are far less naturalistic, but serve their purpose). As with most of Arnold's '50s genre films, he's saddled with a less than magnetic leading man (in this case the colorless but stalwart Richard Carlson) and a conventional script, but he overcomes such limitations by creating a vivid and sympathetic monster (helped immeasurably by a marvelous suit of scales and fins) and establishing a mood thick with atmosphere. The film was originally shot in 3-D. --Sean Axmaker

  • Psychic Killer [1979]Psychic Killer | DVD | (21/08/2000) from £7.17   |  Saving you £1.81 (43.30%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Wrongly accused of murdering the doctor who refused to treat his ailing mother young Arnold (Jim Hutton) is placed in a mental institution under the care and supervision of Dr Laura Scott. While there he is taught the secrets of out of body travel by a fellow inmate. Freed when the real killer is found Arnold swears revenge on those who committed him. Using his new-found psychic powers Arnold eliminates those he hates in a brutal and bloody reign of terror which leaves Detectives Mogan (Paul Burke) and Anderson (Aldo Ray) faced with a killer they can't even see.

  • Cary Grant [1946]Cary Grant | DVD | (07/06/2004) from £24.28   |  Saving you £15.71 (64.70%)   |  RRP £39.99

    A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive

  • The Young Stranger [1957]The Young Stranger | DVD | (30/06/2003) from £8.69   |  Saving you £1.30 (13.00%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A story of teenage tearing-away in 1950s America, The Young Stranger fails to make a serious, gripping narrative of the events that follow the somewhat innocuous pivotal moment when 16-year-old Harold "Hal" Ditmar (James MacArthur) punches a cinema manager. Adapted from a TV play and released two years after the benchmark for delinquency movies, Rebel Without a Cause, it has none of that film's raw urgency, seeming staid and inconsequential in comparison. The primary problem is that Hal makes an unconvincing hoodlum. His misdemeanour is less an act of rebellion than a brief misunderstanding. Far from articulating the angst of a generation, his angry tirades against his parents (Kim Hunter and James Daly) and the police set him apart from his peers and feel more like the self-pitying whines of a privileged individual. This sensation is further exacerbated by the fact that all of his problems are swiftly resolved in an all-too-neat ending. Still, The Young Stranger is an interesting period piece, not least for an amusingly tame car chase from first-time feature director John Frankenheimer. --Paul Philpott

  • He Walked By Night [DVD]He Walked By Night | DVD | (16/03/2015) from £6.49   |  Saving you £6.50 (50.00%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Alfred L. Werker directs this archetypal noir thriller starring Richard Basehart, Scott Brady and James Cardwell. When petty criminal Roy Martin (Basehart) shoots and kills a policeman while on the run, Sergeants Marty Brennan and Chuck Jones (Brady and Cardwell) are tasked with finding out who killed their colleague. Can another crime committed in the city that same night hold the key to finding their guy?

  • The Desperate HoursThe Desperate Hours | DVD | (06/10/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Director William Wyler's suspense classic marks the only time cinema giants Humphrey Bogart and Fredric March worked together. And the result is everything you'd expect: taut terrifying and terrific. Bogart plays an escaped con who has nothing to lose. March is a suburban Everyman who has everything to lose - his family is held hostage by Bogart. As The Desperate Hours tick by the two men square off in a battle of wills and cunning that tightens into an unforgettable fear-drench

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