Relive the gang's glorious return with this video and DVD that unites the original cast members: Jimmy Nail (Oz) Timothy Spall (Barry) Kevin Whately (Neville) Tim Healy (Dennis) Pat Roach (Bomber) and Christopher Fairbank (Moxey) plus newcomer Noel Clarke (Wyman) who plays the son of the sadly late Wayne. The last 15 years have been kinder to some of the lads than others. One drives a Bentley another a taxi. Marriages have come and gone. But when Oz turns up with an irresistible
Monty Python and the Holy Grail:Arthur, King of the Britons (Graham Chapman) assembles his Knights of the Round Table and takes them swiflty from Camelot, after a message from God, on a quest to find the Holy Grail! As they travel to the sound of their coconut banging servants, the banner of Knights encounter a castle of heavy resistance; guards throwing cows and chickens, Knights in the forest who say 'Ni!' and a cute looking rabbit that only the 'Holy Hand Grenade' can deal with. Satirising events of that time (including witch trials and the black plague), Monty Python create an hilarious take on the well known story and deliver some unforgettable moments.Life Of Brian:The second movie from the comedy team of Monty Python takes them back to biblical times, following Brian; born just a few doors down from Jesus, growing up a jew in Roman occupied Judea. As he falls for an attractive young rebel, Brian joins the separatist movement that will lead him to confront Roman Centurions and the well-known Pontius Pilate to determine his fate! Again satirising the times, Monty Python bring laughter to spectacles that at the time would be no laughing matter. Filmed in Tunisia, and with guest appearances including George Harrison and Spike Milligan, Life Of Brian is another hit from the comedy genius that is Monty Python.
Starring Nicholas Lyndhurst Goodnight Sweetheart became an instant hit with TV viewers of all ages as it charts the life of Gary Sparrow a dealer in memorabilia and antiques of WW2 who has miraculously discovered a portal in time which allows him to travel between the present and wartime Britain. This handy little trick obviously adds to the success of his business but the complications that it adds to Gary's love life are a different matter! Featuring all the episodes of Goodnight Sweetheart ever made! Series 1: 1. Rites Of Passage 2. Fools Rush In 3. Is Your Journey Really Necessary? 4. The More I See You 5. I Get Along Without You Very Well 6. In the Mood Series 2: 1. Don't Get Around Much Anymore 2. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good 3. Just One More Chance 4. Who's Taking You Home Tonight? 5. Wish Me Luck 6. ...As You Wave Me Goodbye 7. Would You Like To Swing On A Star? 8. Nice Work If You Can Get It 9. Let Yourself Go 10. Don't Fence Me In Series 3: 1. It Ain't Necessarily So 2. One O'CLock Jump 3. It's A Sin To Tell A Lie 4. Change Partners 5. Goodnight Children Everywhere 6. Turned Out Nice Again 7. There's Something About A Soldier 8. Someone To Watch Over Me 9. The Yanks Are Coming 10. Let's Get Away From It All Series 4: 1. You're Driving Me Crazy 2. In The Mood 3. Out Of Town 4. And Mother Came Too 5. The Leaving Of Liverpool 6. How Long Has This Been Going On? 7. Easy Living 8. Come Fly With Me 9. Heartaches 10. Careless Talk 11. The Bells Are Ringing Series 5: 1. A Room With A View 2. London Pride 3. When Two Worlds Collide 4. Mairzy Doats 5. Pennies From Heaven 6. We Don't Want To Lose You... 7. ...But We Think You Have To Go 8. Have You Ever Seen A Dream Walking 9. Love The One You're With 10. My Heart Belongs To Daddy Series 6: 1. Mine's A Double 2. All About Yvonne 3. California Dreamin' 4. Grief Encounter 5. The 'ouses In Between 6. Just In Time 7. How I Won The War 8. Something Fishie 9. Flash Bang Wallop 10. Accentuate The Positive
A brand new restoration of 80's classic Restless Natives, directed by Michael Hoffman. Ronnie and Will are two free-wheeling lads living on a housing estate in Edinburgh. Broke and bored, the two decide to politely rob coachloads of tourists travelling through the Highlands for a bit of cash. Donning a wolf and a clown mask and armed with a puffer gun shooting out curry powder, the duo soon become a hit with the tourists and the public alike. As the two follow in the great tradition of Robin Hood and Rob Roy, their exploits make them a tourist attraction bigger than the Loch Ness Monster. Featuring an infectious soundtrack by Big Country and stunning Highlands scenery, this much-loved film is a thoroughly enjoyable gem.
Get ready to be entertained by America's first family of fright. In this timeless, one-of-a-kind comedy series. The unforgettable family of The Munsters casts a hilarious spell that will keep you laughing through every episode!Episodes comprise:1. Munster Masquerade 2. My Fair Munster 3. A Walk on the Mild Side 4. Rock-a-Bye Munster 5. Pike's Pique 6. Low-Cal Munster 7. Tin Can Man 8. Herman the Great 9. Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie 10. Autumn Croakus 11. The Midnight Ride of Herman Munster 12. The Sleeping Cutie 13. Family Portrait 14. Grandpa Leaves Home 15. Herman's Rival 16. Grandpa's Call of the Wild 17. All-Star Munster 18. If a Martian Answers, Hang Up 19. Eddie's Nickname 20. Bats of a Feather 21. Don't Bank on Herman 22. Dance With Me, Herman 23. Follow That Munster 24. Love Locked Out 25. Come Back Little Googie 26. Far Out Munsters 27. Munsters on the Move 28. Movie Star Munster 29. Herman the Rookie 30. Country Club Munsters 31. Love Comes to Mockingbird Heights 32. Mummy Munster 33. Lily Munster, Girl Model 34. Munster the Magnificent 35. Herman's Happy Valley 36. Hot Rod Herman 37. Herman's Raise 38. Yes, Galen, There Is a Herman (a.k.a) My Friend Herman 39. Bonus Episode: My Fair Munster (Unedited Colour)40. Herman's Child Psychology41. Herman, the Master Spy42. Bronco-Bustin' Munster43. Herman Munster, Shutter Bug44. Herman, Coach of the Year45. Happy 100th Anniversary46. Operation Herman47. Lily's Star Boarder48. John Doe Munster 49. A Man for Marilyn 50. Herman's Driving Test 51. Will Success Spoil Herman Munster? 52. Underground Munster53. The Treasure of Mockingbird Heights 54. Herman's Peace Offensive55. Herman Picks a Winner 56. Just Another Pretty Face 57. Big Heap Herman58. The Most Beautiful Ghoul in the World 59. Grandpa's Lost Wife60. The Fregosi Emerald 61. Zombo62. Cyrano de Munster63. The Musician 64. Prehistoric Munster 65. A Visit From Johann 65. Eddie's Brother 66. Herman, the Tire-Kicker 67. A House Divided68. Herman's Sorority Caper 69. Herman's Lawsuit70. A Visit From the Teacher
Maybe "nobody's perfect", as one character in this masterpiece suggests. But some movies are perfect, and Some Like It Hot is one of them. In Chicago, during the Prohibition era, two skirt-chasing musicians, Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon), inadvertently witness the St Valentine's Day Massacre. In order to escape the wrath of gangland chief Spats Colombo (George Raft), the boys, in drag, join an all-woman band headed for Florida. They vie for the attention of the lead singer, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), a much-disappointed songbird who warbles "I'm Through with Love" but remains vulnerable to yet another unreliable saxophone player. (When Curtis courts her without his dress, he adopts the voice of Cary Grant--a spot-on impersonation.) The script by director Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is beautifully measured; everything works, like a flawless clock. Aspiring screenwriters would be well advised to throw away the how-to books and simply study this film. The bulk of the slapstick is handled by an unhinged Lemmon and the razor-sharp Joe E. Brown, who plays a horny retiree smitten by Jerry's feminine charms. For all the gags, the film is also wonderfully romantic, as Wilder indulges in just the right amounts of moonlight and the lilting melody of "Park Avenue Fantasy". Some Like It Hot is so delightfully fizzy, it's hard to believe the shooting of the film was a headache, with an unhappy Monroe on her worst behaviour. The results, however, are sublime. --Robert Horton
This whimsically edgy comedy, directed by Jamie Babbit, follows teenager Megan (Natasha Lyonne), whose suburban existence filled with friends, cheerleading, and all-American fun is upended when her straight-laced parents suspect she may be a lesbian. In a panic, they send her to True Directions, a rehabilitation camp run by the strict and prudish Mary (Cathy Moriarty), to mount an intervention led by counselor Mike (RuPaul Charles). Megan dutifully follows the program - until she develops feelings for another camper (Clea DuVall) in this timeless, satirical romantic-comedy about self-acceptance and love, also co-starring Eddie Cibrian, Melanie Lynskey, and Michelle Williams. Extras: Audio Commentary with Director, Jamie Babbit, Costume Designer, Alix Friedberg, and Production Designer, Rachel Kamerman But I'm A Cheerleader Class Reunion Making But I'm A Cheerleader...in 1999 But I'm A Composer... A Chat With Pat Irwin Student Film: Discharge
Laugh out loud with the American Pie crew in this new four film collection now including Ultraviolet so that you can take in all the laughs all the advice from Jim's Dad and all of Stifler's antics anytime anywhere. American PieYou'll never look at warm apple pie the same way again! American Pie takes a hysterical look at the goal of four unlucky in love high school friends who make the ultimate pact: lose their virginity by prom night. As they try to plan and manipulate their way into the hearts of some of their classmates their plans often backfire with hilarity. Follow the raging hormones of four teenage boys and their girls as they gear up for the most important night of their lives... the prom! Special Features: Featurettes Deleted Scenes Casting Tapes Feature Commentary and much more American Pie 2One year after the prom night misadventures immortalised in American Pie the entire gang has reunited for the summer. Now an innocent looking beach house will be transformed into the ultimate party central. And from late night band camp encounters to some very accommodating next-door neighbours this will be one summer vacation none of them will ever forget! Special Features: Four feature commentaries Baking of' Deleted scenes Outtakes and much more American Pie: The WeddingThe outrageous characters loved by audiences the world over reunite for a very special occasion: American Pie the Wedding. Jim and Michelle are getting married. Stifler is planning a stag party and of course Jim's Dad is always on hand with his fantastic fatherly advice. The American Pie posse return with their unmistakeable blend of excruciating embarrassment and hysterical humour. Special Features: Two feature commentaries Deleted scenes Outtakes and much more American Pie: The ReunionIt was summer 1999 when four small-town Michigan boys began a quest to lose their virginity. More than 10 years later they all return to East Great Falls for a High School Reunion. In this one long overdue weekend they will discover what has changed who hasn't and that time and distance can't break the bonds of friendship. Special Features: Deleted Scenes Extended Scenes Gag Reel The Reunion
Sid James stars as successful travelling stationery salesman and average family man Sid Abbott in this classic television comedy. A man who would give anything for a quiet life his position as head of the chaotic Abbott household is constantly being eroded by the harassment and seemingly unreasonable demands made by his family - wife and sparring partner Jean (Diana Coupland) groovy art school dropout son Mike (Robin Stewart) and schoolgirl daughter Sally (Sally Geeson). The sympathetic neighbours Betty (Patsy Rowlands) and Trevor (Anthony Jackson) are always on hand to make a bad situation worse... This 12-disc set features all 65 episodes of the series and also includes the feature film version made in 1972.
Louise Lasser, Paul L Smith,After the colossal success of The Evil Dead, director Sam Raimi teamed up with the Coen brothers (fresh from Blood Simple) to make his next film, Crimewave, an unusual mixture of screwball comedy, film noir and B-movie homage. Raimi's film tells the bizarre story of a security-system installer, Vic (Reed Birney), who finds himself in the electric chair when he falls in love with Nancy (Sheree J Wilson), a femme fatale on the run from two bumbling exterminators of all sizes' (Paul L Smith, Popeye, and Brion James, Blade Runner). A notoriously troubled production which flopped upon its original release, Crimewave can now be enjoyed as a riotously entertaining showcase for Raimi and the Coens, which also benefits from a highly amusing performance from cult-horror star Bruce Campbell. Extras High Definition remaster Original mono audio Alternative presentation with pre-release Broken Hearts and Broken Noses title sequence Audio commentary with actor Bruce Campbell (2013) The Crimewave Meter with Bruce Campbell (2013): the Evil Dead star revisits Crimewave and his various collaborations with Sam Raimi Made in Detroit with Edward Pressman (2013): the producer discusses his participation in the making of the film Leading Man with Reed Birney (2013): the actor talks about his lead role in Crimewave and his wider career Rank Outsider (2021): genre-film expert, critic and author Kim Newman remembers the film's original UK cinema release New appreciation by the comedian, musician and writer Rob Deering (2021) Alternative titles and credits Original theatrical trailers TV spots Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Amanda Reyes, interview extracts with cast and crew members, an overview of contemporary critical responses and film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray Limited edition of 3,000 copies All extras subject to change
Gavin & Stacey are back with the gang from Barry and Billericay for more fun and laughter in Series 3 of the hit BBC series.
Eddie Murphy's 1988 vehicle Coming to America was probably the point at which his status as a mainstream big-screen comedian finally gelled, following the highly successful 48 Hours pairing with Nick Nolte. Never mind the hackneyed storyline: under John Landis's tight direction, he turns in a star performance (and several brilliant cameos) that is disciplined and extremely funny. Murphy plays an African prince who comes to New York officially to sow his wild oats. Privately, he is seeking a bride he can marry for love rather than one chosen by his parents. With his companion (Arsenio Hall, who pushes Murphy all the way in the comedy stakes), he settles in the borough of Queens and takes a job in a hamburger joint. A succession of hilarious satire-barbed adventures ensue, plus the required romantic conclusion. The script is crammed with ripe one-liners , but "Freeze, you diseased rhinoceros pizzle" has to be the most devastating hold-up line of all time. Film buffs will appreciate a brief appearance by Don Ameche as a down-and-out, but this is Murphy's film and he generates warmth enough to convert the most ambivalent viewer. On the DVD: The only--rather pointless--extra on offer is the original theatrical trailer which adds nothing apart from a rapid recap of the story. But the 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen presentation (the picture quality is diamond sharp) and Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack recreate the original authentic cinematic experience. The choreography of 1980s pop diva Paula Abdul in the lavish wedding scenes and Nile Rodgers' pounding musical score are the main beneficiaries. --Piers Ford
Filmed in 1968 and set in British India in 1895, Carry On Up the Khyber is one of the team's most memorable efforts. Sid James plays Sid James as ever, though nominally his role is that of Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond, the unflappable British Governor who must deal with the snakelike, scheming Khasi of Khalabar, played by Kenneth Williams. A crisis occurs when the mystique of the "devils in skirts" of the 3rd Foot and Mouth regiment is exploded when one of their number, the sensitive-to-draughts Charles Hawtrey, is discovered by the natives to be wearing underpants. Revolt is in the offing, with Bernard Bresslaw once again playing a seething native warrior. Roy Castle neatly plays the sort of role normally assigned to Jim Dale, as the ineffectual young officer, Peter Butterworth is a splendid compromised evangelist, while Terry Scott puts his comedic all into the role of the gruff Sergeant. Most enduring, however, is the final dinner party sequence in which the British contingent, with the Burpas at the gates of the compound, and plaster falling all about them, demonstrate typical insouciance in the face of imminent peril. The "I'm Backing Britain" Union Jack hoist at the end, however, over-excitedly reveals the streak of reactionary patriotism that lurked beneath the bumbling double-entendres of most Carry On films. --David Stubbs
Screenwriter William Goldman's novel The Princess Bride earned its own loyal audience on the strength of its narrative voice and its gently satirical, hyperbolic spin on swashbuckled adventure that seemed almost purely literary. For all its derring-do and vivid over-the-top characters, the book's joy was dictated as much by the deadpan tone of its narrator and a winking acknowledgement of the clichés being sent up. Miraculously, director Rob Reiner and Goldman himself managed to visualize this romantic fable while keeping that external voice largely intact: using a storytelling framework, avuncular Grandpa (Peter Falk) gradually seduces his sceptical grandson (Fred Savage) into the absurd, irresistible melodrama of the title story. And what a story: a lowly stable boy, Westley (Cary Elwes), pledges his love to the beautiful Buttercup (Robin Wright), only to be abducted and reportedly killed by pirates while Buttercup is betrothed to the evil Prince Humperdinck. Even as Buttercup herself is kidnapped by a giant, a scheming criminal mastermind, and a master Spanish swordsman, a mysterious masked pirate (could it be Westley?) follows in pursuit. As they sail toward the Cliffs of Insanity... The wild and woolly arcs of the story, the sudden twists of fate, and, above all, the cartoon-scaled characters all work because of Goldman's very funny script, Reiner's confident direction, and a terrific cast. Elwes and Wright, both sporting their best English accents, juggle romantic fervor and physical slapstick effortlessly, while supporting roles boast Mandy Patinkin (the swordsman Inigo Montoya), Wallace Shawn (the incredulous schemer Vizzini), and Christopher Guest (evil Count Rugen) with brief but funny cameos from Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, and Peter Cook. --Sam Sutherland
In Sister Act, Whoopi Goldberg plays a Reno lounge singer who hides out as a nun when her villainous boyfriend (Harvey Keitel) goes gunning for her. Maggie Smith is the mother superior who has to cope with Whoopi's unorthodox behaviour, but the cute script turns the tables and shows the latter energising the stodgy convent with song and attitude. A real crowd-pleaser and a perfect vehicle for Goldberg, this is a happy experience all around. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com Whoopi Goldberg returns in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, a gratuitous, poorly written sequel that contrives a reason to get her character back into Maggie Smith's convent. The "socially conscious" plot finds Goldberg being asked to relate to a bunch of street kids and pull them together into a choir. Since a bad guy is needed, the script grabs that old chestnut about a rich guy (James Coburn) preparing to close down the convent's school, and runs with it. The film is slow and unconvincing from start to finish, although co-stars Mary Wickes and Kathy Najimy get some good laughs, and the music is pretty spirited. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
15 years after they first crashed onto our screens Britain's best loved off the wall comedians Vic and Bob are back. Big Night Out was first transmittd in 1990 and quickly became essential viewing for the discerning comedy fan launching the alternative comedy scene as we know it today. This release includes over 7 hours of footage from the cult comedy show including favourites such as The Man With The Stick Les (in his lab coat) Novelty Island Judge Nutmeg and Mr Wobbly Hand and
In this deliciously dark comedic thriller, a trio of crooks relentlessly pursue a young American, played by AUDREY HEPBURN (Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany's), outfitted in gorgeous Givenchy, through Paris in an attempt to recover the fortune her dead husband stole from them. The only person she can trust is a suave, mysterious stranger, played by CARY GRANT (Bringing Up Baby, North by Northwest). Director STANLEY DONEN (On the Town, Singin' in the Rain, Two for the Road) goes splendidly Hitchcockian for Charade, a glittering emblem of sixties style and macabre wit. Features: Restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Audio commentary featuring director Stanley Donen and screenwriter Peter Stone Original theatrical trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film historian Bruce Eder
Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, are thrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when Audrey's ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail. Surprising even themselves, the duo jump into action, on the run throughout Europe from assassins and a suspicious-but-charming British agent, as they hatch a plan to save the world.
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.
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