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  • The Blue Dahlia [Blu-ray]The Blue Dahlia | Blu Ray | (19/09/2016) from £12.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (53.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Hollywood legends Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake (The Glass Key, This Gun For Hire) team up for a masterfully told tale of suspense and intrigue in the classic noir tradition. When discharged navy officer Johnny Morrison (Ladd) comes home from war to his old stomping ground in the Hollywood Hills, he is shocked to discover his wife Helen (Doris Dowling) having an affair with the proprietor of the glamorous Blue Dahlia nightclub. But when Helen is murdered and Johnny is fingered as the prime suspect, he is forced to prove his innocence, aided by a woman harbouring a dark secret, the beautiful and enigmatic Joyce (Lake). Directed by George Marshall (Destry Rides Again, How the West Was Won) from a script by acclaimed hard-boiled novelist Raymond Chandler his only produced original screenplay The Blue Dahlia sparkles with wit and old Hollywood glamour, showcasing some of the most celebrated talent of the golden age of the silver screen at their iconic best, making its high definition debut in this feature-packed release from Arrow Academy. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed PCM mono audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Selected scene commentary by Frank Krutnik, author of In a Lonely Street: Film Noir, Genre, Masculinity Introduction to the film by Frank Krutnik Rare 1949 half-hour radio dramatization of The Blue Dahlia by The Screen Guild Theater, starring Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd Original theatrical trailer Extensive gallery of vintage stills and promotional materials Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tonci Zonjic

  • Lifeboat [Masters of Cinema] (Dual Format) [Blu-ray]Lifeboat | Blu Ray | (23/04/2012) from £10.29   |  Saving you £9.70 (94.27%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Based on an unpublished novella by John Steinbeck (written on commission expressly to provide treatment material for Hitchcock's screen scenario), Lifeboat found the Master of Suspense navigating a course of maximal tension - in the most minimal of settings - with a consistently inventive, beautifully paced drama that would foreshadow the single-set experiments of Rope and Dial M for Murder. After a Nazi torpedo reduces an ocean liner to wooden splinters and scorched personal effects, the survivors of the attack pull themselves aboard a drifting lifeboat in the hope of eventual rescue. But the motivations of the German submarine captain (played by Walter Slezak) on the eponymous craft might extend beyond mere survival... With a cast including Shadow of a Doubt veteran Hume Cronyn and the extraordinary, irrepressible Tallulah Bankhead, this picture of characters, as Franois Truffaut aptly termed the film, oscillates dazzlingly between comic reparte and white-knuckle suspense - a perfect example of the Hitchcock touch.

  • Dark CornerDark Corner | DVD | (16/01/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Private investigator Bradford Galt has moved to New York from San Fransisco after serving a jail term on account of his lawyer partner Tony Jardine. When he finds someone is tailing - and possibly trying to kill him Galt believes Jardine is behind it. As he finds there is rather more to it he is increasingly glad to have his attractive new secretary Kathleen around for several reasons...

  • The Blue DahliaThe Blue Dahlia | DVD | (12/02/2007) from £5.00   |  Saving you £4.99 (49.90%)   |  RRP £9.99

    When Johnny Morrison returns home at the end of the war he expects to receive a warm welcome from his wife. However he makes the unpleasant discovery that she's been unfaithful to him with Eddie Harwood the owner of the Blue Dahlia nightclub. After a heated and violent argument he storms out of their house. Later that night she's murdered--and Johnny winds up the prime suspect. Now to prove his innocence Johnny must find the real culprit. Among the suspects are the ruthless nightclub owner and a vicious gangster. Joyce Harwood the estranged wife of the club's proprietor lends Johnny a hand and the two fall in love while tracking down the killer. Two ex-service buddies also come to Johnny's aid: the shell-shocked Buzz Wanchek and George Copeland. Will Johnny solve the mystery before the police find him and charge him with murder? This film noir classic was Raymond Chandler's first original story written directly for the screen.

  • Blackbeard the Pirate [DVD]Blackbeard the Pirate | DVD | (13/06/2011) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Splice the main-brace and set sail with one of Hollywood's greatest pirate yarns. Robert Newton (Treasure Island) has the role of a lifetime as Blackbeard holy terror of the high seas. It's set at a time of buccaneers and privateers; plucky Robert Maynard (Keith Andes) infiltrates the ship of notorious pirate Charles Bellamy searching for vital evidence that will convict crooked official Henry Morgan. But Bellamy has been deposed; Blackbeard is captain now and he doesn't trust Maynard. There's treasure to plunder and a fair maiden to rescue but Blackbeard is a dangerous man and will not easily be defeated...

  • Bing Crosby Collection - The Emperor Waltz / A Conneticut YankeeBing Crosby Collection - The Emperor Waltz / A Conneticut Yankee | DVD | (08/05/2006) from £9.43   |  Saving you £6.56 (41.00%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The Emperor Waltz (Dir. Billy Wilder 1948): A rare musical comedy for Wilder it stars Bing Crosby as Virgil H. Smith a phonograph salesman plying his wares in turn-of-the-20th-century Vienna. Believing that if he's able to sell a phonograph to Emperor Franz Joseph I the rest of Austria will soon follow his example Virgil attempts to gain access to the man. After he's refused admission to the palace by guards who believe the phonograph to be a bomb he meets Countess Johan

  • Marx Brothers Boxset: A Girl in Every Port/The Cocoanuts/Love Happy/Room Service/Animal Crackers/Monkey Business/Horse Feathers/Duck SoupMarx Brothers Boxset: A Girl in Every Port/The Cocoanuts/Love Happy/Room Service/Animal Crackers/Monkey Business/Horse Feathers/Duck Soup | DVD | (16/10/2006) from £67.48   |  Saving you £-17.49 (N/A%)   |  RRP £49.99

    A fantastic collection of timeless works from the Marx Brothers. Films comprise: A Girl In Every Port (1952): This was Groucho Marx's second solo outing for RKO and his third feature without Chico and Harpo. Groucho and William Bendix play a couple of scheming sailors who spend most of their time in the ship's brig. Bendix receives a small inheritance and decides to spend it on a clapped-out racehorse. When Groucho learns that the animal has a much more successful twin

  • George StevensGeorge Stevens | DVD | (24/01/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £40.99

    Woman Of The Year: A female politician and a sports journalist marry for the wrong reasons in this battle of the sexes comedy classic. Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay. Giant - Special Edition: The James Dean legend lives on in 'Giant' George Stevens sweeping Oscar-winning epic about the cataclysmic effect the discovery of oil in Texas has on the lifestyle of the former cattle barons. Dean is Jett Rink a sullen-farm hand who becomes a millionaire overnight. To

  • Idol On Parade [DVD]Idol On Parade | DVD | (07/06/2013) from £3.00   |  Saving you £9.99 (76.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Rare 2012 UK release of this classic film.Anthony Newley found his career taking off after being cast as the singing idol 'Jeep Jackson', the 'King of Rock-A-Boogie', who is called up to National Service in this 1959 British musical comedy. Jeep does his best to fit in as a squaddie - but soon there are hordes of screaming pop fans at the barracks gates, the other recruits think he's after their girls - and the C.O.'s daughter (Anne Aubrey) decides that he is the boy of her dreams! Jeep's devious manager (Sid James) is determined that a little thing like National Service won't spoil his star's career. He smuggles him out of camp at every opportunity to perform pop concerts and to cut new hit records. But Jeep's Sergeant (William Bendix) is getting very suspicious of what's going on after lights out... Idol On Parade features no less than five songs from Anthony Newley, including Idle Rock-A-Boogie, Sat'Day Night Rock-A-Boogie, Won't Get No Promotion, Idle on Parade and I've Waited So Long - two of which were to become smash chart hits.

  • Lifeboat [Masters of Cinema] (Ltd Edition Dual Format Steelbook) [Blu-ray]Lifeboat | Blu Ray | (23/04/2012) from £28.33   |  Saving you £-5.34 (-23.20%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Based on an unpublished novella by John Steinbeck (written on commission expressly to provide treatment material for Hitchcock's screen scenario), Lifeboat found the Master of Suspense navigating a course of maximal tension – in the most minimal of settings – with a consistently inventive, beautifully paced drama that would foreshadow the single-set experiments of Rope and Dial M for Murder.After a Nazi torpedo reduces an ocean liner to wooden splinters and scorched personal effects, the survivors of the attack pull themselves aboard a drifting lifeboat in the hope of eventual rescue. But the motivations of the German submarine captain (played by Walter Slezak) on the eponymous craft might extend beyond mere survival...With a cast including Shadow of a Doubt veteran Hume Cronyn and the extraordinary, irrepressible Tallulah Bankhead, this 'picture of characters', as Franois Truffaut aptly termed the film, oscillates dazzlingly between comic reparte and white-knuckle suspense – a perfect example of 'the Hitchcock touch'.

  • The Big Steal [1949]The Big Steal | DVD | (12/02/2007) from £15.98   |  Saving you £-5.99 (-60.00%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A typically laconic Robert Mitchum stars as Lieutenant Duke Halliday in this terse efficient noir. Framed for the theft of an army payroll he takes off on a chase from Verz Cruz into the heart of Mexico after the real thief Jim Fiske (Patrick Knowles) in an effort to clear himself. Joining him in the search is Fiske's jilted fiance Joan Graham (Jane Greer). Close on the heels of both is police captain Vince Blake (William Bendix) not to mention Mexican inspector Colonel Ortega (Ramon Novarro). Along the way Duke and Joan's breakneck pursuit is strewn with comedic obstacles including a herd of goats an oxcart and an impressively underachieving Mexican road crew.

  • Macao [DVD]Macao | DVD | (26/03/2012) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Lying just off the coast of China, the exotic island of Macao is one of the most dangerous and corrupt places in the world. A haven for gamblers, smugglers, fugitives and killers, it's a place where everything - and everyone - has a price. On a morning like any other morning on Macao, three strangers arrive in port - fugitive drifter Nick Cochran (Robert Mitchum), jaded nightclub singer Julie Benson (Jane Russell) and international salesman Lawrence Trumble (William Bendix). But on Macao no one may be who they say they are.One of the new arrivals is an undercover police officer. Now big time casino owner and racketeer Vincent Halloran (Brad Dexter) must find out who - and fast. He's already killed one cop, a fortune in contraband is missing - and he's beginning to feel the Macao heat...

  • Guadalcanal Diary [1943]Guadalcanal Diary | DVD | (03/05/2004) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (58.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Based on the best seller of the same name Guadalcanal Diary is one of the greatest war movies of all time. This strikingly realistic film follows a devoted platoon of Marines through the terrors of war in the South Pacific. The all-star cast includes Lloyd Nolan William Bendix Preston Foster and Anthony Quinn as soldiers battling disease treacherous terrain and unrelenting weather as well as a human enemy. Poignantly narrated and with explosive action rooted in a solid historic

  • China [DVD]China | DVD | (04/08/2014) from £5.49   |  Saving you £7.50 (57.70%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Set in 1941 China stars Alan Ladd as an American gasoline salesman in China who supplies his wares to the highest bidder - the Japanese. His philosophy is tested on a trip to Shanghai when he meets an American school teacher (Loretta Young) who tells him of Japanese cruelty and inspires him to fight with Chinese guerrillas.

  • I'll Be YoursI'll Be Yours | DVD | (02/05/2011) from £8.30   |  Saving you £4.69 (36.10%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A beautiful but naive young woman invents a fictitious fiance to escape the attentions of a businessman. Includes the songs: 'Cobbleskill High Scholl Love Song' Love's Old Sweet Song' 'Grandpa Brahms's Lullaby' and 'It's Dreamtime'.

  • Detective StoryDetective Story | DVD | (27/02/2005) from £6.75   |  Saving you £9.24 (57.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The love story of a man whose wife was more woman than angel! On a day in the life of the 21st Precinct detective squad self-appointed crusader Jim McLeod (Douglas) shows no mercy for lawbreakers unaware that his obsessive pursuit of an abortionist is leading him to personal disaster... Nominated for 4 Oscars.

  • The Time Of Your Life [1948]The Time Of Your Life | DVD | (01/07/2002) from £21.02   |  Saving you £-4.03 (-23.70%)   |  RRP £16.99

    When James Cagney starred in the movie adaptation of The Time of Your Life in 1948, it was hotly been debated whether William Saroyan’s stage play was really filmable at all. Because of its small cast, because all the action takes place on a single claustrophobic set, because the "plot" consists entirely of sub-plots, and because Saroyan’s "dirty sentimentality" isn’t to everyone’s taste, such doubts are still understandable today. However, accept the movie for what it is--a play in a box--and you’ll be captivated. The story revolves around a slightly down-at-heel bar-restaurant, where a group of disparate characters come and go as their stories gradually unfold. They include an ex-prostitute desperately seeking a new life, a dancer looking for a break into showbusiness, a down-and-out who discovers a vocation as a pianist, a beer-sodden cowboy and a villainous "stoolie" who, needless to say, gets his comeuppance. This gaggle of misfits is presided over by an enigmatic, champagne-drinking philanthropist (brilliantly played by Cagney) who gently nudges them towards their goals while indulging his own fascination with the minutiae of daily life. Throughout this quietly delightful picture the audience are not told why he’s this way, but it is possible to make an educated guess. On the DVD: The Time of Your Life might be a classic, but it apparently warrants no extra features. The black and white picture is 4:3. --Roger Thomas

  • Guadalcanal Diary [1943]Guadalcanal Diary | DVD | (17/04/2006) from £6.46   |  Saving you £6.53 (50.30%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Send In The Marines! Based on the best seller of the same name Guadalcanal Diary is one of the greatest war movies of all time. This strikingly realistic film follows a devoted platoon of Marines through the terrors of war in the South Pacific. The all-star cast includes Lloyd Nolan William Bendix Preston Foster and Anthony Quinnias soldiers battling disease treacherous terrain and unrelenting weather as well as a human enemy. Poignantly narrated and with explosi

  • The Time Of Your Life [1948]The Time Of Your Life | DVD | (01/07/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

    When James Cagney starred in the movie adaptation of The Time of Your Life in 1948, it was hotly been debated whether William Saroyan’s stage play was really filmable at all. Because of its small cast, because all the action takes place on a single claustrophobic set, because the "plot" consists entirely of sub-plots, and because Saroyan’s "dirty sentimentality" isn’t to everyone’s taste, such doubts are still understandable today. However, accept the movie for what it is--a play in a box--and you’ll be captivated. The story revolves around a slightly down-at-heel bar-restaurant, where a group of disparate characters come and go as their stories gradually unfold. They include an ex-prostitute desperately seeking a new life, a dancer looking for a break into showbusiness, a down-and-out who discovers a vocation as a pianist, a beer-sodden cowboy and a villainous "stoolie" who, needless to say, gets his comeuppance. This gaggle of misfits is presided over by an enigmatic, champagne-drinking philanthropist (brilliantly played by Cagney) who gently nudges them towards their goals while indulging his own fascination with the minutiae of daily life. Throughout this quietly delightful picture the audience are not told why he’s this way, but it is possible to make an educated guess. On the DVD: The Time of Your Life might be a classic, but it apparently warrants no extra features. The black and white picture is 4:3. --Roger Thomas

  • The Time Of Your Life [1948]The Time Of Your Life | DVD | (11/07/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.99

    Nick's Saloon on San Francisco's waterfront is a magnet for all the local misfits and oddballs. Part-time philosopher Joe holds court over the bar handing out advice and encouragement to all and sundry. Their cosy existence is threatened when a crooked detective invades the bar.

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