So you decided you wanted it to snow outside and it warm inside by the fire. Enjoy our selection of family favourite DVD's including movies, animations, comedies and classics. Enjoy our gift ideas or choose something to sit down with after Christmas dinner.
The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney's animated classic Beauty and the Beast, a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle's father; Josh Gad as Le Fou, Gaston's long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as LumiÃ¨re, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Audra McDonald as Madame De Garderobe, the wardrobe; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Illumination, the creators of Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the story of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughtersMargo, Edith and Agnesand the Minions in Despicable Me 3. After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brothera brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin's despicable footstepsone former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.Steve Carell not only reprises his role as Gru, but also takes on a second partthat of Dru, Gru's long-lost twin. Kristen Wiig returns as super-spy Lucy, while Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker voices new villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who has become obsessed with the evil TV character he played in the '80s. Gru's most formidable and comedic nemesis to date, Bratt is out to take down Hollywood and anyone who stands in his way. Despicable Me 3 comes with two brand new mini-movies The Secret Life of Kyle and Yellow is the New Black, a digital download to watch on your mobile devices, and lots of bonus content!
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, raised on a sheltered island paradise and trained to be an unconquerable warrior. When an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. Click Images to Enlarge
All five CGI-animated prehistoric adventures, plus the festive edition 'A Mammoth Christmas'. In 'Ice Age' (2002), a group of three animals embark upon an epic journey at the dawn of the great ice age. Sid the sloth (voiced by John Leguizamo), Manny the woolly mammoth (Ray Romano), and Diego the sabre-toothed tiger (Denis Leary) team up to help return a human baby to its father, and must risk life and limb as they traverse boiling lava pits and travel through dangerous ice caves to complete their mission. In 'Ice Age 2: The Meltdown' (2006), Manny yearns after a family, but nobody has seen another mammoth for a long time; in fact, Manny thinks he may be the last one. That is until he miraculously finds Ellie (Queen Latifah), the only female mammoth left in the world. The only problem is, they can't stand each other... In 'Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs' (2009), Scrat the squirrel (Chris Wedge) is still trying to get his paws on that ever-elusive nut, Manny and Ellie anxiously await the birth of their mini-mammoth, and Diego wonders if he's growing too laid-back, living the life of a pampered house cat. Meanwhile, Sid gets into trouble when he creates his own makeshift family by hijacking some unusually large eggs, and inadvertently discovers a mysterious underground world where dinosaurs still roam. In 'Ice Age 4: Continental Drift' (2012), when the entire continent is set adrift following a global cataclysm, Manny, Diego and Sid find themselves separated from the rest of the herd. Commandeering a nearby iceberg as a makeshift boat, they take to the high seas. Fearsome sea creatures and battlethirsty pirates are among the challenges faced by the intrepid trio as they ride the waves of the world in search of their family. The fifth instalment, 'Ice Age: Collision Course' (2016) sees Scrat, fed up of being defeated by his acorn which has now taken to the skies, catapulted into outer space. But when he crashes his craft, he unwittingly sets off a series of catastrophic cosmic events that threaten the future of planet Earth. As an asteroid hits Earth, Manny, Ellie, Sid, Diego and the gang decide to pack up their things and move as far away as possible from the falling boulders. As they embark on an epic journey to find a new home, they come across some new and exciting sights as well as some interesting characters. Finally, the festive special, 'A Mammoth Christmas' (2011), sees Sid accidentally destroy Manny's heirloom rock, and he sets off for the North Pole to put things right. Unfortunately for Sid things quickly turn pear-shaped, and it's up to Manny and his friends to save the day.
Now perhaps the most beloved American film, It's a Wonderful Life was largely forgotten for years, due to a copyright quirk. Only in the late 1970s did it find its audience through repeated TV showings. Frank Capra's masterwork deserves its status as a feel-good communal event, but it is also one of the most fascinating films in the American cinema, a multilayered work of Dickensian density. George Bailey (played superbly by James Stewart) grows up in the small town of Bedford Falls, dreaming dreams of adventure and travel, but circumstances conspire to keep him enslaved to his home turf. Frustrated by his life, and haunted by an impending scandal, George prepares to commit suicide on Christmas Eve. A heavenly messenger (Henry Travers) arrives to show him a vision: what the world would have been like if George had never been born. The sequence is a vivid depiction of the American Dream gone bad, and probably the wildest thing Capra ever shot (the director's optimistic vision may have darkened during his experiences making military films in World War II). Capra's triumph is to acknowledge the difficulties and disappointments of life, while affirming--in the teary-eyed final reel--his cherished values of friendship and individual achievement. It's a Wonderful Life was not a big hit on its initial release, and it won no Oscars (Capra and Stewart were nominated); but it continues to weave a special magic. --Robert Horton
Victoria and Albert have very different expectations for a family Christmas, and the arrival of a young African orphan at the Palace puts them at loggerheads. Victoria is uncharacteristically melancholy in the festive season. Albert, on the other hand, is gripped by an obsession with staging the perfect family Christmas, and ruffles feathers as he transforms the Palace into a magical festive wonderland. But Victoria is furious to find that, in fact, Albert has invited two very unwelcome house guests. Tis the season for historic enmities to finally climax, new romances to blossom and sacrifices to be made but a terrifying accident calls the couple's priorities into question, and Victoria and Albert finally realise that they must leave behind the pain of their upbringings if they are to give their own children the Christmas that they never had.
Gavin is an ordinary boy from Billericay in Essex Stacey is an ordinary girl from Barry Island in South Wales. After months of speaking on the phone to each other at work they finally meet fall in love and get married. Series One: Falling in love causes a ripple effect on Gavin and Stacey's family and friends. And as their wedding day approaches we soon come to realise that there's nothing 'ordinary' about the Shipmans and the Wests after all... Series Two: The honeymoon is over for Gavin and Stacey and married life begins in earnest. But as Nessa and Smithy prepare for a big event of their own Stacey is missing Barry Island more than she could've imagined. Series Three: Gavin and Stacey are back with the gang from Barry and Billericay for more fun and laughter in Series 3 of the hit BBC series. Christmas Special: It's Christmas time and the Welsh contingent have been invited to celebrate the festive season with the Shipmans. So with the help of Dave and his coach; the West's head East. Dawn and Pete have come round for Christmas Eve drinks and Pete's brought his aged mum. Mick has an enormous turkey soaking in a bucket Bryn has his mistletoe on standby and Pam has a cracker of a present under the tree for Mick.
Tom Hanks stars in this big budget adaptation of the festive children's book
For those who never thought Disney would release a film in which Santa Claus is kidnapped and tortured, well, here it is. The full title is Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, which should give you an idea of the tone of this stop-action animated musical/fantasy/horror/comedy. It is based on characters created by Burton, the former Disney animator best known as the director of Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and the first two Batman movies. His benignly scary-funny sensibility dominates the story of Halloweentown resident Jack Skellington (voice by Danny Elfman, who also wrote the songs), who stumbles on a bizarre and fascinating alternative universe called ... Christmastown! Directed by Henry Selick (who later made the delightful James and the Giant Peach), this PG-rated picture has a reassuringly light touch. As Roger Ebert noted in his review, "some of the Halloween creatures might be a tad scary for smaller children, but this is the kind of movie older kids will eat up; it has the kind of offbeat, subversive energy that tells them wonderful things are likely to happen." --Jim EmersonOn the DVD:This Special edition is a must for all Burton fans with the biggest gem to be found on a DVD release--"Tim Burtons Early Films" which holds his first two works. Vincent is clear predecessor of Nightmare before Christmas using the same stop-animation style and voiced superbly by Vincent Price himself; and Frankenweenie--a B&W live-action flick--takes you back to early B-movie territory seen through the eyes of a boy. Added to these films is a great special-features menu including a short documentary offering an interview with Burton, which exposes the inspiration for this magical animation and presents the three-year task of making the "Nightmare". On top of this is an in-depth commentary by director Henry Selick and Art director Pete Kozachik and layer upon layer of "character development" offering an insight into the intensity of thought that went into making these animated figures real. You also get a great selection of storyboards along with the sequences they manifest into, deleted storyboards and an animated sequence with a surprise alternative ending. The menu is beautifully animated in keeping with the style of artwork in the film. With a 1.66:1 widescreen format and Dolby digital transfer this charming DVD is perfect for Halloween, Christmas and beyond! --Nikki Disney
It's summer and as part of Rose’s ‘coming out’ she is to be presented at Buckingham Palace. The family are in London preparing Grantham House for the busy social program. Not one to miss such a grand occasion Martha Levinson arrives from New York with Cora’s recently disgraced brother Harold. Both outspoken and larger-than-life they make quite an impression amongst certain members of London's high society. When the Crawleys are implicated in a scandal that threatens to engulf the monarchy Robert will go to great lengths to protect the royal family and his own.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. Open All Hours is back after 28 years. This new six part series together with the original 2013 Christmas special sees Sir David Jason reprise his role as Granville who has inherited the corner shop from his beloved but miserly Uncle Arkwright. Now running the business with his cheerful and good looking son, Leroy, who was the result of a whirlwind romance one night in Blackpool twenty odd years ago - the poor lad has never really met his mother and Granville does his best to keep it that way. Granville continues to serve the locals with a keen eye on a clever profit from familiar and new faces including Nurse Gladys Emmanuel, the formidable Mrs. Featherstone and pessimitic Wet Eric. He is also still trying to woo the lovely Mavis who is now under the watchful eye of her fearsome sister, Madge and Granville tries to find a way through with help from his new neighbour, Gastric.
Orbiting a quiet backwater planet the massed forces of the universes deadliest species gather drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them - the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe. Episodes Comprise: The Time of the Doctor and Other Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials (2013 Christmas Special) A Christmas Carol (2010 Christmas Special) The Doctor the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011 Christmas Special) The Snowmen (2012 Christmas Special) Special Features: Farewell to Matt Smith Behind the Scenes Tales of the TARDIS
For a unique twist on a holiday favorite don't miss The Muppet Christmas Carol. Michael Caine stars as Ebenezer Scrooge - alongside all your Muppet favorites - in this version of the classic Dickens' tale about a stingy old man who learns to change his ways one lonely Christmas Eve. Kermit the Frog plays lowly Scrooge employee Bob Cratchit while Miss Piggy plays Bob's feisty wife Emily. Tune in for Christmas cheer only the Muppets can bring!
The hugely successful series starring Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Helen George and Linda Bassett returns with more touching and compelling stories from the nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House. In this series Sister Monica Joan goes missing at Christmas time leaving the nuns and nurses distraught. Shelagh rushes to put together a children's choir in time for a BBC broadcast from the church. Elsewhere Trixie, having battled through her issues with alcohol, finds a new purpose in her keep fit classes. And could friendship blossom into something more for vicar Tom Hereward and Barbara? Also includes 2015 Christmas Special.
This SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION BOXSET contains all 10 Christmas specials plus a set of 5 graphically illustrated Christmas cards, exclusive bonus feature & accompanying booklet. In these action-packed episodes, the Doctor must save the world from an array of monsters including Killer Santas, The Sycorax, Rachnoss, The Wooden King & Queen and The Dream Crabs. Tenth Doctor David Tennant in THE CHRISTMAS INVASION / THE RUNAWAY BRIDE VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED / THE NEXT DOCTOR THE END OF TIME (PARTS ONE & TWO) Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith in A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE DOCTOR, THE WIDOW AND THE WARDROBE THE SNOWMEN / THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi in LAST CHRISTMAS BONUS FEATURE: TEN CHRISTMASES In this exclusive new feature, Rufus Hound journeys through Christmas past to show many of the greatest moments and monsters. Also includes personal reflections from Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat.
Angie works hard to run her uncle's event planning business, while her cousin Candace takes all of the credit. In exchange for ownership of the business, Angie helps Candace get an invitation to the famous Christmasquerade Ball being held by wealthy bachelor Nicholas Carmichael. But when Candace gets sick, Angie puts on the mask, goes in her place, and has an immediate connection with Nicholas. When he vows to marry the mysterious woman from the Ball, Angie finds herself torn between either losing the business she's worked so hard for or losing the love of her life.
Bid 'bonjour' to Britain's favourite sitcom with this 'triffic' box set of Christmas specials. Featuring the last three Christmas specials. You'd be a 'plonker' to miss it! If They Could See Us Now: As bankruptcy looms they're forced to decamp to the old flat in Nelson Mandela Towers and return to their wheeler-dealer ways of old. Strangers On The Shore: Del and Rodney take a trip to France to attend their late uncle Albert's military reunion and end up harbouring
After 13 years working together on Strictly Come Dancing, close friends Tess and Craig come together for one very special evening, in celebration of the show they love - a Christmas Night In. Join them on the couch as they relive their favourite Strictly moments and memories, going all the way back to episode one. Tess and Craig's Christmas Night In is a feature-length special packed full of some of the most memorable, show-stopping and hilarious moments in the history of Strictly Come Dancing.
The SnowmanThe Snowman has been a Christmas staple ever since its original release in 1982. Based on Raymond Briggs' classic children's book the tale of a solitary little boy whose snowman comes to life in the night and takes him on a series of adventures which culminate in a meeting with Father Christmas. It's uncluttered by modern standards and told with a gentle simplicity which renders it utterly poignant. The Snowman deservedly won awards for its animators. But they had the best material to work with: Briggs' softly absorbing original illustrations which magically combine Christmas fantasy with the stark realities of life and death. The Snowman and the SnowdogThe Snowman and the Snowdog beautifully captures the magic and excitement of the original film as well as being a heart-warming story about love loss and friendship. When a young boy Billy moves house he discovers a secret box hidden under the floorboards - a snowman-making kit! Billy builds his Snowman and with a little spare snow a Snowdog. At midnight The Snowman and the Snowdog magically come to life. Join Billy on an amazing adventure as they fly over London to the North Pole and compete with a mix of wonderfully colourful characters in a very special race. On return Billy must leave his new friends outside and return to bed - but first a wonderful surprise awaits him...