"Director: Alan J. Pakula"

  • Comes A Horseman (Blu-ray)Comes A Horseman (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (16/09/2019) from £11.25   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Set in the American West of the 1940s, director Alan J Pakula's (All The President's Men, Sophie's Choice) Comes A Horseman gives us a pair of little-guy ranchers (Jane Fonda, James Cann) who join forces against the depredations of a ruthless land baron (Jason Robards) determined to expand his empire at any cost. Shot by the incomparable Gordon Willis, with music by the great Michael Small, and featuring an indelible Oscar®-nominated performance from long-time stuntman Richard Farnsworth. Special features: Presented in High Definition Jane Fonda in Conversation (2018, 68 mins): recorded at the BFI Southbank, the Oscar winning actress discusses her career with Samira Ahmed Original trailer ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits Other extras TBC

  • The Client/The Pelican Brief/A Time to Kill Triple Pack [DVD]The Client/The Pelican Brief/A Time to Kill Triple Pack | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £8.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (122.36%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The best screen version yet of a John Grisham novel delivers all-out suspense! A trailer park kid witnesses the suicide of a mob lawyer and ispursued by authorities trying to find out if he knows anything. To protect himself he hires a feisty female attorney who takes up his case anddevelops a bond with him.

  • Sophie's Choice [1982]Sophie's Choice | DVD | (03/09/2007) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Meryl Streep plays Sophie Zawistowska in this penetrating drama set in 1947 post-World War II Brooklyn. Kevin Kline plays her all consuming lover Nathan. The story revolves around Sophie's struggle as a Polish-Catholic immigrant in the United States who had survived a Nazi concentration camp. The lovers' drama unfolds through the observations of a friend and would-be writer Stingo (Peter MacNicol). As the trio grows closer Stingo discovers the hidden truths that they each harbour resulting in a narrative that is both captivating and moving...

  • Klute (1971) [The Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [2019]Klute (1971) | Blu Ray | (19/08/2019) from £19.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    With her Oscar-winning turn in Klute, Jane Fonda (9 to 5) arrived full-fledged as a new kind of movie star. Bringing nervy audacity and counterculture style to the role of Bree Daniels a call girl and aspiring actor who becomes the focal point of a missing person investigation when detective John Klute (Donald Sutherland) turns up at her door Fonda made the film her own, putting an independent woman and escort on-screen with a frankness that had not yet been attempted in Hollywood. Suffused with paranoia by the conspiracy-thriller specialist Alan J. Pakula (All the President's Men), and lensed by master cinematographer Gordon Willis (The Godfather), Klute is a character study thick with dread, capturing the mood of early-1970s New York and the predicament of a woman trying to find her own way on the fringes of society.

  • The Pelican Brief [1994]The Pelican Brief | DVD | (25/09/1998) from £4.85   |  Saving you £9.14 (188.45%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Another John Grisham legal thriller comes to the screen, pairing Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts in a film directed by Alan J Pakula, who is known for dark-hued suspense pictures such as Klute, The Parallax View, All the President's Men, and Presumed Innocent. The Pelican Brief isn't up to the level of those films, but it is a perfectly entertaining movie about a law student (Roberts) whose life is endangered when she discovers evidence of a conspiracy behind the killings of two Supreme Court justices. She enlists the help of an investigative reporter (Washington) and the two become fugitives. The charisma and chemistry of the leads goes a long way toward compensating for the story's shortcomings, as does a truly impressive supporting cast that includes Sam Shepard, John Heard, James B Sikking, Tony Goldwyn, Stanley Tucci, Hume Cronyn, John Lithgow, William Atherton and Robert Culp. --Jim Emerson

  • All The President's Men [1976]All The President's Men | DVD | (13/02/2006) from £10.78   |  Saving you £6.21 (57.61%)   |  RRP £16.99

    In the Watergate Building lights go on and four burglars are caught in the act. That night triggered revelations that drove a U.S. President from office. Washington reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) grabbed the story and stayed with it through doubts denials and discouragement. The entire President's Men is their story. The film also explores a working newspaper where the mission is to get the story - and to get it right.

  • Presumed Innocent [1990]Presumed Innocent | DVD | (26/07/1999) from £9.43   |  Saving you £4.56 (48.36%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Rich with ambiguity, this smooth adaptation of Scott Turow's bestselling mystery novel stars Harrison Ford as Rusty Sabich, the prosecuting attorney assigned to a case involving the murder of a beautiful, seductive lawyer (Greta Scacchi) with whom he'd been having a secret affair. After the investigation gets off to a slow start, damning evidence points to Rusty as the prime suspect. His career is destroyed when his superior and secondary suspect Raymond Horgan (Brian Dennehy) sets him up for the fall. Bonnie Bedelia plays Rusty's wife Barbara, who is not above suspicion herself. While Ford's performance rides a fine line between presumed innocence and possible guilt, director Alan J Pakula (All the President's Men) maintains a consistent tone of uncertainty that keeps the viewer guessing. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Classic Films Triple - On Golden Pond/Fried Green Tomatoes/Sophie's Choice [1981]Classic Films Triple - On Golden Pond/Fried Green Tomatoes/Sophie's Choice | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £5.79   |  Saving you £7.20 (124.35%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates) an overweight middle aged woman is in a rut. Her husband Ed ignores her and even his bedridden aunt throws blunt objects at her! But a chance encounter with a spry octogenarian Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy) leads to an unexpected friendship. Ninny tells Evelyn an absorbing story of two very different women who lived half a century ago in the town of Whistle Stop Alabama: the irrepressibly dare devilish tomboy Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson) and the demure and good-hearted Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker). Together they ran the Whistle Stop Caf'' a railside eatery serving good old southern food as well as a good helping of friendship and laughter and even an occasional murder. The events of the past inspire Evelyn to make changes in her own dowdy life - the results are often hilarious in this endearing tale of friendship and courage. Sophie's Choice Meryl Streep plays Sophie Zawistowska in this penetrating drama set in 1947 post-World War II Brooklyn. Kevin Kline plays her all consuming lover Nathan. The story revolves around Sophie's struggle as a Polish-Catholic immigrant in the United States who had survived a Nazi concentration camp. The lovers' drama unfolds through the observations of a friend and would-be writer Stingo (Peter MacNicol). As the trio grows closer Stingo discovers the hidden truths that they each harbour resulting in a narrative that is both captivating and moving... On Golden Pond Family tensions explode for a loving couple Ethel and Norman Thayer (Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda in Academy Award winning performance) at their New England summer cabin on Golden Pond. Their daughter Chelsea (Jane Fonda) has come to visit with her new lover Bill (Dabney Coleman) and his tough young son Billy (Doug McKeon). The three generations collide. But what begins as a stubborn battle of wills between Norman and Billy slowly turns into a relationship that Chelsea always wanted with her father and Norman discovers how much he has missed by denying his daughter's love.

  • The Parallax View [1974]The Parallax View | DVD | (02/02/2004) from £9.43   |  Saving you £6.56 (69.57%)   |  RRP £15.99

    There is no conspiracy. Just twelve people dead. Alan J. Pakula's The Parallax View a superb conspiracy thriller about one man's paranoia that turns out to be total incredible fact ranks among the best movies of its kind. Warren Beatty is a news reporter who aong with seven others witnesses the assassination of a political candidate. When the other seven die in ""accidents"" the newsman begins to doubt the offiical position: that the lone madman was responsible for the crime. He imagines a sophisticated network of highly trained murderers. But his nightmares pale against the bizarre truth he uncovers.

  • All The President's Men [1976]All The President's Men | DVD | (02/10/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    It helps to have one of history's greatest scoops as your factual inspiration, but journalism thrillers just don't get any better than All the President's Men. Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford are perfectly matched as (respectively) Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, whose investigation into the Watergate scandal set the stage for President Richard Nixon's eventual resignation. Their bestselling exposé was brilliantly adapted by screenwriter William Goldman, and director Alan Pakula crafted the film into one of the most intelligent and involving of the 1970s paranoid thrillers. Featuring Jason Robards in his Oscar-winning role as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, All the President's Men is the film against which all other journalism movies must be measured. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Warren Beatty CollectionWarren Beatty Collection | DVD | (09/03/2009) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

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  • Harrison Ford Collection [DVD]Harrison Ford Collection | DVD | (02/11/2015) from £15.39   |  Saving you £2.36 (15.33%)   |  RRP £17.75

    42 The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 42 will star Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford ( Witness ) as the innovative Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show, and and Chadwick Boseman ( The Express ) as Robinson, the heroic African American who was the first man to break the color line in the big leagues. Firewall Firewall stars Harrison Ford as a bank security expert Jack Stanfield, whose specialty is designing infallible theft-proof financial computer systems. But there's a hidden vulnerability in the system he didn't account for - himself. When a ruthless criminal mastermind (Paul Bettany) kidnaps his family, Jack is forced to find a flaw in his sstem and steal $100 million. With the lives of his wife and children at stake and under constant surveillance, he has only hours to find a loophole in the thief's own impenetrable system of subterfuge and false identities to beat him at his own game. Frantic Harrison Ford and filmmaker Roman Polanski count thrillers among their best work. Frantic teams, USA Today's Mike Clark wrote, an imaginatively cast superstar and the greatest living suspernse director in fine form. Ford plays an American doctor whose wife (Betty Buckley) suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling wed of language, locale, liassez-faire cops, tripilcate-form bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif (Emmanuelle Seigner) who knows more than she tells. It is the spirit of Hitchcock that reigns here (Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times). And the consummate skill of Polanksi and Ford that's on dazzling display. Presumed Innocent Presumed Innocent is a suspenseful whodunit, a sexy thriller, a powerful courtroom and a dazzling vehicle for Harrison Ford. He plays a deputy prosecutor engaged in an obsessive affair with a coworker who is murdered. Soon after, he's accused of the crime. And his fight to clear his name becomes a whirlpool of lies and hidden passions. The Fugitive The chase is on.. and as exhilarating as ever! For Dr. Richard Kinble (Harrison Ford), a wrongfully convicted fugitive, the trail leads toward the one-armed man he believes murdered his wife. For U.S marshal Sam Gerad (Academy Award Winner Tommy Lee Jones), the hunt will end with the capture of escaped prisoner Kimble. Filled with tension, twists and an unforgettable train wreck, this criticaly acclaimed thriller remains one of the greatest cat-and-mouse pursuits of all time.

  • Devil's Own [1997]Devil's Own | DVD | (01/10/1999) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Any movie starring Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford has got to be worth seeing, right? That's as close to a guarantee as this well-meaning thriller ever gets, however, and the talents of Pitt and Ford are absolutely vital in making any sense out of this dramatically muddled scenario. Ostensibly the movie's about an IRA terrorist (Pitt) who escapes from British troops in Belfast and travels to New York City, where he stays in the home of a seasoned cop (Ford) who has no idea of the terrorist's true identity. (Why a veteran cop would host a complete stranger in his home is one of those shaky details you're better off not thinking about.) But while Pitt's passionate character waits to make an arms deal for his IRA compatriots back in Ireland, The Devil's Own conveniently avoids any detailed understanding of the Northern Ireland conflict, focusing instead on the cop's moral dilemma when he discovers that his young guest is a terrorist. The film is superbly acted, and overall it's quite worthwhile, but don't look to it for an abundance of plot logic or an in-depth understanding of Protestant-Catholic tensions in Northern Ireland. (For that, take a look at In the Name of the Father or the underrated historical biopic Michael Collins.) --Jeff Shannon.

  • Harrison Ford Collection [Blu-ray]Harrison Ford Collection | Blu Ray | (02/11/2015) from £13.49   |  Saving you £6.50 (48.18%)   |  RRP £19.99

    42 The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 42 will star Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford ( Witness ) as the innovative Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show, and and Chadwick Boseman ( The Express ) as Robinson, the heroic African American who was the first man to break the color line in the big leagues. Firewall Firewall stars Harrison Ford as a bank security expert Jack Stanfield, whose specialty is designing infallible theft-proof financial computer systems. But there's a hidden vulnerability in the system he didn't account for - himself. When a ruthless criminal mastermind (Paul Bettany) kidnaps his family, Jack is forced to find a flaw in his sstem and steal $100 million. With the lives of his wife and children at stake and under constant surveillance, he has only hours to find a loophole in the thief's own impenetrable system of subterfuge and false identities to beat him at his own game. Frantic Harrison Ford and filmmaker Roman Polanski count thrillers among their best work. Frantic teams, USA Today's Mike Clark wrote, an imaginatively cast superstar and the greatest living suspernse director in fine form. Ford plays an American doctor whose wife (Betty Buckley) suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling wed of language, locale, liassez-faire cops, tripilcate-form bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif (Emmanuelle Seigner) who knows more than she tells. It is the spirit of Hitchcock that reigns here (Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times). And the consummate skill of Polanksi and Ford that's on dazzling display. Presumed Innocent Presumed Innocent is a suspenseful whodunit, a sexy thriller, a powerful courtroom and a dazzling vehicle for Harrison Ford. He plays a deputy prosecutor engaged in an obsessive affair with a coworker who is murdered. Soon after, he's accused of the crime. And his fight to clear his name becomes a whirlpool of lies and hidden passions. The Fugitive The chase is on.. and as exhilarating as ever! For Dr. Richard Kinble (Harrison Ford), a wrongfully convicted fugitive, the trail leads toward the one-armed man he believes murdered his wife. For U.S marshal Sam Gerad (Academy Award Winner Tommy Lee Jones), the hunt will end with the capture of escaped prisoner Kimble. Filled with tension, twists and an unforgettable train wreck, this criticaly acclaimed thriller remains one of the greatest cat-and-mouse pursuits of all time.

  • The Pelican Brief [Blu-ray] [1993]The Pelican Brief | Blu Ray | (09/03/2009) from £9.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (50.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Two Supreme Court Justices have been murdered and a lone law student (Julia Roberts) turns her suspicions about the deaths into a speculative brief that sends shock waves into the highest levels of government. She and a determined investigative reporter (Denzel Washington) want to tell the world what they have uncovered...if they live to tell it. The race is in on and these two are more than runners they're moving targets.

  • Devil's Own [1997]Devil's Own | DVD | (19/12/2005) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    One man trapped by destiny and another bound by duty. They're about to discover what they're willing to fight and to die for. From the director of Presumed Innocent and The Pelican Brief comes this suspense drama of two complex proud and passionate men. When New York cop Tom O'Meara (Harrison Ford) agrees to open his family home to Rory Devaney (Brad Pitt) he doesn't know that he is about to shelter a dangerous and wanted terrorist. Accepte

  • Devil's Own [Blu-ray] [1997]Devil's Own | Blu Ray | (05/05/2008) from £8.08   |  Saving you £11.91 (147.40%)   |  RRP £19.99

    One man trapped by destiny and another bound by duty. They're about to discover what they're willing to fight and to die for. From director Alan J Pakula come The Devil's Own a suspense drama centred around two complex proud and passionate men. When New York cop Tom O'Meara (Harrison Ford) agrees to open his family home to Rory Devaney (Brad Pitt) he doesn't know that he is about to shelter a dangerous and wanted terrorist. Accepted into Tom's family Rory discovers a tranquillity that he has never previously experienced. But Rory's terrorist mission is calling - and when he finally has to answer it is Tom who must hunt him down and who becomes Rory's sole chance of getting out alive.

  • Sophie's Choice [Blu-ray] [1982]Sophie's Choice | Blu Ray | (04/08/2014) from £6.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (128.76%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The sunny streets of Brooklyn, just after World War II. A young would-be writer named Stingo (Peter MacNicol) shares a boarding house with beautiful Polish immigrant Sophie (Meryl Streep) and her tempestuous lover, Nathan (Kevin Kline); their friendship changes his life. This adaptation of the bestselling novel by William Styron is faithful to the point of being reverential, which is not always the right way to make a film come to life. But director Alan J. Pakula (All the President's Men) provides a steady, intelligent path into the harrowing story of Sophie, whose flashback memories of the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp form the backbone of the movie. Streep's exceptional performance--flawless Polish accent and all--won her an Oscar, and effectively raised the standard for American actresses of her generation. No less impressive is Kevin Kline, in his movie debut, capturing the mercurial moods of the dangerously attractive Nathan. The two worlds of Sophie's Choice, nostalgic Brooklyn and monstrous Europe, are beautifully captured by the gifted cinematographer Néstor Almendros, whose work was Oscar-nominated but didn't win. It should have. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

  • Consenting AdultsConsenting Adults | DVD | (11/01/2005) from £5.38   |  Saving you £9.61 (178.62%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Available for the first time on DVD! Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife... Kevin Kline plays Richard Parker a commercial jingles-composer who leads a quiet suburban life with his wife Priscilla (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). The couple's lifestyle is rocked when they meet their new neighbors financial advisor Eddy (Kevin Spacey) and beautiful Kay (Rebecca Miller). They spend time together but Richard starts to suspect that all is not quite right when Eddy throws himself in

  • Sophie's Choice [1982]Sophie's Choice | DVD | (19/09/2005) from £12.56   |  Saving you £-2.58 (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.99

    The sunny streets of Brooklyn, just after World War II. A young would-be writer named Stingo (Peter MacNicol) shares a boarding house with beautiful Polish immigrant Sophie (Meryl Streep) and her tempestuous lover, Nathan (Kevin Kline); their friendship changes his life. This adaptation of the bestselling novel by William Styron is faithful to the point of being reverential, which is not always the right way to make a film come to life. But director Alan J. Pakula (All the President's Men) provides a steady, intelligent path into the harrowing story of Sophie, whose flashback memories of the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp form the backbone of the movie. Streep's exceptional performance--flawless Polish accent and all--won her an Oscar, and effectively raised the standard for American actresses of her generation. No less impressive is Kevin Kline, in his movie debut, capturing the mercurial moods of the dangerously attractive Nathan. The two worlds of Sophie's Choice, nostalgic Brooklyn and monstrous Europe, are beautifully captured by the gifted cinematographer Néstor Almendros, whose work was Oscar-nominated but didn't win. It should have. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

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