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  • Aliens [1986]Aliens | DVD | (15/05/2000) from £5.19   |  Saving you £14.80 (285.16%)   |  RRP £19.99

    James Cameron heads back into the depths for this underwater IMAX extravaganza.

  • XXX - 15th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [2002] [Region Free]XXX - 15th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (09/01/2017) from £7.00   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    For a movie that would like to think of itself as the future of the action / espionage picture, xXx uses a surprising number of jokes and stunts lifted directly from the Roger Moore Bond era while the actual premise resembles a sex-change for Nikita. Vin Diesel's Xander Cage--an extreme sports daredevil recruited by spymaster Samuel L Jackson for a covert mission in Prague--may be Blofeld-bald, pumped-up with testosterone, tattooed like a graffiti-covered wall and given to driving sports cars off bridges for fun, but he turns out to be a disappointingly square goodie-goodie when the quips and bullets are flying. Even the slinky heroine (Asia Argento), a double agent within a mad ex-Soviet gang called Anarchy 99, laughs at the idea that a walking cue ball with three Xs tattooed on his neck could ever be a secret agent. There's one stunt scene that will be remembered as a classic, as xXx triggers an avalanche and snowboards ahead of the fall. But there's too much of the falling-out-of-planes, straddling-and-defusing-jet-propelled-germ-bombs, blasting-every-baddie-in-the-place business that makes it too familiar. Enough material for several great trailers, but next time they'll need a script. --Kim Newman On the DVD: xXx comes loud and proud to DVD, with Dolby 5.1 sound and the kind of sharp screen transfer you'd expect for a movie of this magnitude. From beautiful scrolling menus based on the tattoo artwork to the brash music, this disc epitomises everything an extreme sports release should be: special features are offered in the "Zander Zone" and include a whole host of behind-the-scenes action and commentaries, made all the more interesting by Rob Cohen's reluctance to use CGI and Vin Diesel's willingness to be thrown in at the deep end. If there's one thing you should avoid, though, it's the Gavin Rossdale music video--unless of course you want to see a grown man's vanity on screen. --Nikki Disney

  • Flatliners [1990]Flatliners | DVD | (12/04/2004) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    At University Hospital School of Medicine a group of ambitious medical students are about to die and live to describe the experience. Embarking on a daring and arrogant experiment the five aim to push through the confines of life and touch the face of death. In their search for knowledge however the five discover the chilling consequences of daring to tamper with immortality.

  • Burton and Taylor [DVD]Burton and Taylor | DVD | (26/08/2013) from £8.19   |  Saving you £4.80 (37.00%)   |  RRP £12.99

    After divorcing in 1982 Richard and Elizabeth had one final reunion on the stage when they spent seven months touring with Noel Coward's Private Lives in 1983. During the tour public speculation grew about the possibility of another reunion but in private old frictions played out once again. This is the story of the first celebrity 'it' couple. Beyond alcohol pills and the trappings of fame was love the ultimate crutch that allowed them to escape the realities of their extraordinary lives? Funny glamorous tempestuous and dripping with diamonds - this is the last battle of the Burtons.

  • Hellbound - Hellraiser 2 [1989]Hellbound - Hellraiser 2 | DVD | (10/09/2001) from £12.87   |  Saving you £2.12 (14.10%)   |  RRP £14.99

  • Spiders [Blu-ray]Spiders | Blu Ray | (14/10/2013) from £6.49   |  Saving you £13.50 (67.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The City is crawling! In New York City's subway tunnel a new species of poisonous spiders is discovered. Inadvertently the spiders mutate to gigantic proportions and wreak havoc on the entire city.

  • Thomas And Friends - It's Great To Be An EngineThomas And Friends - It's Great To Be An Engine | DVD | (18/10/2004) from £9.03   |  Saving you £3.96 (30.50%)   |  RRP £12.99

    With a new theme tune and seven brand new episodes from series 8 have more fun with Thomas and his friends with these exclusive adventures! 1. Too Hot For Thomas 2. Emily's Adventure 3. You Can Do It Toby! 4. Gordon Takes Charge 5. Edward The Great 6. James Goes Too Far 7. Percy And The Magic Carpet

  • Brain Of Blood [1971]Brain Of Blood | DVD | (14/07/2003) from £17.98   |  Saving you £-11.99 (-200.20%)   |  RRP £5.99

    In the late 1960s and early 70s, a bizarre alliance between the Filippino movie company Hemisphere and the American exploitation outfit Independent International yielded a series of weirdly interconnected horror movies, most of which work the word Blood into the title. The Filippino items are strangely fascinating vampire and mad scientist pictures with oddball colour effects and a mix of naive serial-style thrills and extreme-for-the-era sex and gore; the American efforts, from director Al Adamson, are shoddier, thrown together from offcuts of previous pictures, and are lead-paced but nevertheless curiously appealing. Gaze in awe at mutant killer trees, slobbering hunchbacked servants, faded matinee idols, stripper-turned-actress heroines with concrete blonde hairdos, evil dwarves, John Carradine or Lon Chaney, footage cut in from completely different films, Dracula and Frankenstein meeting hippies and bikers, red filters when the vampires attack, chanting natives! Plus lots of exclamation marks! Plus lurid trailers! "A blood-dripping brain transplant turns a maniac into a monster!". Brain of Blood does exactly what it says on the tin. It was made in Hollywood when a Filippino blood movie fell through and the distributor needed a substitute. --Kim Newman

  • Aliens (Two Disc Special Edition) [1986]Aliens (Two Disc Special Edition) | DVD | (12/04/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £22.99

    James Cameron heads back into the depths for this underwater IMAX extravaganza.

  • Everest [DVD]Everest | DVD | (27/01/2014) from £4.19   |  Saving you £15.80 (79.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Everest is a breathtaking thriller set in the most inhospitable of environments. This TV mini-series follows the adventures of the first Canadian expedition to the peak of the highest mountain in the world. With treacherous conditions and exhausting feats of physical endurance, the group makes its way to the Earth s roof. But not everything goes as planned, as four climbers lose their lives in mysterious circumstances.

  • XXX (Xtreme Edition) [2002]XXX (Xtreme Edition) | DVD | (18/04/2005) from £8.08   |  Saving you £11.91 (147.40%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Vin Diesel stars as an extreme sports athlete called Triple X hired by a government agency who turn him into a secret agent and send him on a covert mission to destroy a dangerous terrorist cell.

  • Legacy [DVD]Legacy | DVD | (14/03/2011) from £4.09   |  Saving you £8.90 (68.50%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Taking refuge in a shabby Brooklyn motel after narrowly surviving a failed mission in Eastern Europe Black Ops soldier Malcolm Gray (Idris Elba - The Wire The Losers) is torn between retribution and personal salvation as he broods over the legacy of his actions. Haunted by his demons while holed up in his room Malcolm ponders the ascent of his brother (Eamonn Walker) an ambitious senator with designs on the presidency in this dark and tense action thriller packed with stellar performances.

  • Alien QuadrilogyAlien Quadrilogy | DVD | (08/12/2003) from £27.00   |  Saving you £32.99 (122.19%)   |  RRP £59.99

    The Alien Quadrilogy is a nine-disc box set devoted to the four Alien films. Although previously available on DVD as the Alien Legacy, here the films have been repackaged with vastly more extras and with upgraded sound and vision. For anyone who hasn't been in hypersleep for the last 25 years this series needs no introduction, though for the first time each film now comes in both original and "Special Edition" form. Alien (1979) was so perfect it didn't need fixing, and Ridley Scott's 2003 Director's Cut is fiddling for the sake of it. Watch once then return to the majestic, perfectly paced original. Conversely the Special Edition of James Cameron's Aliens (1986) is the definitive version, though it's nice finally to have the theatrical cut on DVD for comparison. Most interesting is the alternative Alien3 (1992). This isn't a "director's cut"--David Fincher refused to have any involvement with this release--but a 1991 work-print that runs 29 minutes longer than the theatrical version, and has now been restored, remastered and finished-off with (unfortunately) cheap new CGI. Still, it's truly fascinating, offering a different insight into a flawed masterpiece. The expanded opening is visually breathtaking, the central firestorm is much longer, and a subplot involving Paul McGann's character adds considerable depth to the story. The ending is also subtly but significantly different. Alien Resurrection (1997) was always a mess with a handful of brilliant scenes, and the Special Edition just makes it eight minutes longer. On the DVD: Alien Quadrilogy offers all films except Alien3 with DTS soundtracks, the latter having still fine Dolby Digital 5.1 presentation. All four films sound fantastic, with much low-level detail revealed for the first time. Each is anamorphically enhanced at the correct original aspect ratio, and the prints and transfers are superlative. Every film offers a commentary that lends insight into the creative process--though the Scott-only commentary and isolated music score from the first Alien DVD release are missing here--and there are subtitles for hard of hearing both for the films and the commentaries. Each movie is complemented by a separate disc packed with hours of seriously detailed documentaries (all presented at 4:3 with clips letterboxed), thousands of photos, production stills and storyboards, giving a level of inside information for the dedicated buff only surpassed by the Lord of the Rings extended DVD sets. A ninth DVD compiles miscellaneous material, including a Channel 4 hour-long documentary and even all the extras from the old Alien laserdisc. Exhaustive hardly beings to describe the Alien Quadrilogy, a set which establishes the new DVD benchmark for retrospective releases and which looks unlikely to be surpassed for some time. --Gary S Dalkin

  • 24: Series 1-424: Series 1-4 | DVD | (08/08/2005) from £99.28   |  Saving you £20.71 (17.30%)   |  RRP £119.99

    Series 1: The first episode begins at midnight on the day of the California Presidential Primary. Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) heads up the government's Counter-Terrorist Unit. He discovers that there's going to be an assassination attempt on Senator Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) an African-American presidential candidate. Bauer faces a battle against the clock to avert disaster. The series follows several characters as they live through a day that none of them will forget. For Kimberly (Elisha Cuthbert) a night on the town takes an unexpected turn. Teri (Leslie Hope) sets out to find Kimberly and encounters more danger than she ever imagined possible. Senator Palmer unaware there's going to be an attempt on his life faces the threat of a long buried scandal resurfacing. Meanwhile Jack with help from his Chief-of-Staff Nina Myers (Sarah Clarke) is charged with the responsibility of stopping the assassination. But who can he trust when it appears a rogue element inside the Agency is in on the hit? And all the time the clock keeps ticking... Series 2: Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) race to prevent a nuclear bomb being detonated by terrorists in Los Angeles in the second season of 24. Series 3: When the head of a Mexican drug cartel is imprisoned by Jack Bauer (Sutherland) a plot ensues to blackmail the US Government with the threat of a released bio-weapon that will kill millions to ensure his release. With Palmer seeking re-election to a second term will Jack survive this day? Series 4: 18 months after day 3 CTU has a new leader Erin Driscoll a steely government agent who made firing Jack one of her first priorities. After the explosion of a commuter train Jack who is now working for Secretary of Defense James Heller and also is romantically involved with Heller's married daughter Audrey Raines suddenly finds himself heading back to CTU for a meeting with Driscoll. Jack believes that the train explosion is a prelude for bigger things to come...

  • Hoop Dreams [DVD] [1994]Hoop Dreams | DVD | (26/07/2010) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-5.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Two ordinary inner-city kids dare to dream the impossible-professional basketball glory-in this epic chronicle of hope and faith. Filmed over a five-year period Hoop Dreams follows young Arthur Agee and William Gates as they navigate the complex competitive world of scholastic athletics while striving to overcome the intense pressures of family life and the realities of their Chicago streets.

  • SubmergedSubmerged | DVD | (05/09/2005) from £4.39   |  Saving you £15.60 (78.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    He found the enemy...but on the wrong side! Chris Kody (Steven Seagal) the world's best mercenary is freed from prison... but there is a catch. Kody must use his lethal weapons and fighting skills to stop a group of terrorists who have taken over a nuclear submarine...

  • Thomas And Friends - Happy Little HelpersThomas And Friends - Happy Little Helpers | DVD | (06/10/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Thomas and friends are back with 8 exciting new episodes never before seen on DVD. Join Thomas Percy James Edward Toby Donald and Douglas Oliver Emily and The Fat Controller for more action packed helpful adventures on the island of Sodor. Episode titles: Three Cheers For Thomas Percy Gets It Right Edward's Brass Band James And The Queen Of Sodor Toby's Windmill Bad Day At Castle Loch Snow Engine Emily's New Coaches.

  • Hellraiser 1-3 Boxset [DVD] [1987]Hellraiser 1-3 Boxset | DVD | (04/10/2010) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Titles Comprise: Hellraiser: When Frank Cotton solves the mystery of a Chinese puzzle box he enters the world of the Cenobites. A world where these cruel sadists thrive on pain. Later restored to life by the blood of his brother Larry Frank rises to feed on the life force of others. When Larry's wife agrees to provide the sacrifices he needs the spills chills and thrills are just beginning. Written and directed by the brilliant Clive Barker Hellraiser is a film that cannot be ignored. Hellraiser 2: Hellbound: Kirsty Collins (Ashley Laurence) lies in a psychiatric hospital haunted by the night of unspeakable terror that destroyed her family. Now only hours later the nightmare is beginning again. From the bloodstained mattress secreted in his home obsessive psychiatrist Dr. Channard (Kenneth Cranham) raises the remains of Kirsty's murderous stepmother Julia (Clare Higgins). Together Chanard and Julia unlock the secret of the lament Configuration puzzle box to release the unlimited horrors and ultimate pleasures of Hell. For the second time Kirsty must return beyond the limits to the Outer Darkness to confront the darkest desires of Hell and free her father's soul. Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth: Pinhead is stuck inside a block and is determined to free himself. The block is bought by a young man to use as a sculpture. Once Pinhead is free (by means of a series of somewhat gruesome murders) he wants to destroy the block so that he never has to return to Hell. Only one thing stands between him and his goal a female reporter.

  • Spiders [DVD]Spiders | DVD | (14/10/2013) from £4.49   |  Saving you £11.50 (71.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The City is crawling! In New York City's subway tunnel a new species of poisonous spiders is discovered. Inadvertently the spiders mutate to gigantic proportions and wreak havoc on the entire city.

  • EverestEverest | DVD | (02/03/2009) from £2.19   |  Saving you £7.80 (78.10%)   |  RRP £9.99


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