"Director: Alan Smithee"

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  • Solar Crisis [1992]Solar Crisis | DVD | (06/01/2003) from £17.97   |  Saving you £-15.98 (-803.00%)   |  RRP £1.99

    The crew of the Helios are on a high-risk mission to investigate a massive solar flare that is threatening the very existence of the Earth in this super-charged sci-fi adventure that's packed with dazzling special effects and deep space suspense. The ship is carrying a probe loaded with an anti-matter bomb that has to be shot into the heart of the Sun and if successful will trigger the mega-flare in a direction safely away from the Earth. It's a high risk undertaking to disturb a galactic body as powerful as the Sun a risk increased by saboteurs who are determined to thwart the mission by planting a traitor on the spacecraft.

  • Hellraiser 4 - Bloodline [1996]Hellraiser 4 - Bloodline | DVD | (11/10/2004) from £6.73   |  Saving you £8.26 (122.73%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Spanning three generations this horrifying story chronicles the struggle of one family who unknowingly created the puzzle box that opened the doors of Hell - setting the diabolical Pinhead free to spread evil here on earth! Now the family must fight to slam those doors shut again...but not before Pinhead wages one of his fiercest and most frightening battles ever!

  • Catchfire [DVD]Catchfire | DVD | (13/10/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Previous UK releases of Catchfire have listed the pseudonymous Allan Smithee as director, but this version proudly opens with "a Dennis Hopper film". Also known as Backtrack, it offers a plot that advances by illogical leaps and bounds while whole scenes seem to go astray. With prominently billed actors getting almost nothing to do while major players go un-credited, a bland music score that might have been laid in from another film entirely and an ending that makes a lot of noise without actually resolving much, the film certainly has its bad points. However, it's also one of Hopper's more eccentric films, and more fun than Colors or The Hot Spot (which he had no trouble owning up to), partly because the director also takes a quirky lead role and his own personal interests are stirred by the modern art frills of the chase plot. The film opens with LA-based conceptual artist Jodie Foster, looking chunkily terrific just before her adult career took off, suffering a minor breakdown on the freeway and happening on a gangland execution. Pint-sized mob boss Joe Pesci sets his killers on her but the crooks ineptly murder Foster's boyfriend (Charlie Sheen, taking a very early bath). Pesci calls in Hopper, a professional hitman who immerses himself in Foster's life and art in order to track her down only to develop an obsessive crush on the woman. When he finds her, he gives her the choice between getting rubbed out or becoming his property. Hopper retains the knack for finding odd-looking byways of rural America, but is uncomfortable with helicopter chases and shoot-outs. The leads, despite great chunks of missing story, are both interesting--Foster sexily vulnerable and Hopper doing a wry New York drawl as the sax-playing hit man. Catchfire also offers an amazing supporting cast of the director's friends, including Dean Stockwell, Vincent Price, Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich), Tony Sirico (The Sopranos), Bob Dylan (with a chainsaw), Helena Kallianotes (Five Easy Pieces), Julia Adams (The Creature from the Black Lagoon), and John Turturro.On the DVD: the film itself comes in a good-looking widescreen transfer, but the lack of special features let the disc down, with only feeble notes for three cast members (and no Smithee filmography). --Kim Newman

  • Catchfire [1990]Catchfire | DVD | (23/09/2007) from £8.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (43.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    When murder is your business you'd better not fall in love with your work. Jodie Foster stars as Ann Benton a self-possessed artist who stumbles across a mob hit in progress. She manages to escape and report the crime to the police but recognizes Mafia soldier John Luponi (Dean Stockwell) at the station and takes off becoming a fugitive. Meanwhile mob boss Lino Avoca (Vincent Price) has put out a contract on the artist with hit man Milo (Dennis Hopper). While Ann does her own informal witness relocation Milo begins to research the artist's life looking for clues that might help him find her and he becomes increasingly fascinated with her. When the hit man finally runs Ann down stealing her out from under the nose of Detective Pauling (Fred Ward) he offers her a deal that anybody could refuse: Be killed or become his private chattel.

  • National Lampoons : Senior Trip (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk)National Lampoons : Senior Trip (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) | DVD | (06/08/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Senior Trip

  • Hellraiser - Inferno / Hellraiser - BloodlineHellraiser - Inferno / Hellraiser - Bloodline | DVD | (10/10/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Hellraiser: Inferno (Dir. Scott Derrickson 2000): A shady L.A. detective (Sheffer) finds himself lost in a darkly nightmarish world of evil when he solves the mysterious puzzle box that releases the diabolical demon Pinhead! As those around him begin to meet tragic fates he sets out to conquer the horrifying Pinhead and escape eternal hell! Hellraiser: Bloodline (Dir. Kevin Yagher 1996): Spanning three generations this horrifying story chronicles the struggle of one

  • Wadd: The Life And Times Of John C. Holmes [1998]Wadd: The Life And Times Of John C. Holmes | DVD | (12/04/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    In the history of adult cinema no name is better known than that of John C. Holmes. His superstar status was attributable to one very large element of his physique: all 13.5 inches of it! So discover his amazing story full of sex, murder and drugs; come and meet the real Dirk Diggler...

  • Hellraiser 4 [DVD]Hellraiser 4 | DVD | (16/05/2011) from £9.70   |  Saving you £10.29 (51.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Spanning three generations this horrifying story chronicles the struggle of one family who unknowingly created the puzzle box that opened the doors of Hell - setting the diabolical Pinhead free to spread evil here on earth! Now the family must fight to slam those doors shut again... but not before Pinhead wages one of his fiercest and most frightening battles ever!

  • The Coroner [1999]The Coroner | DVD | (29/07/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Emma has the distinct feeling she's being watched. Soon after this unease hits her someone actually kidnaps her. Stuck in a basement she eventually escapes. But when she leads the police back to the madman's house they know who it is. It's the Coroner. Now with him getting expert treatment from the cops she must fight back on her own and submit him to the same pain that he inflicted on her. Don't play games with a serial killer!

  • Fugitives RunFugitives Run | DVD | (28/08/2006) from £6.98   |  Saving you £6.01 (46.30%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A Red Indian lawyer and an ex-rodeo star are mistakenly blamed for the robbery of a bingo hall in Alberta after being taken hostage by the real culprits. After making their escape they set off after the villains in an effort to bring them to justice. However the police are in hot pursuit of the bumbling twosome as is a shotgun-toting man who wants his money back!

  • Catchfire [1990]Catchfire | DVD | (18/06/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Previous UK releases of Catchfire have listed the pseudonymous Allan Smithee as director, but this version proudly opens with "a Dennis Hopper film". Also known as Backtrack, it offers a plot that advances by illogical leaps and bounds while whole scenes seem to go astray. With prominently billed actors getting almost nothing to do while major players go un-credited, a bland music score that might have been laid in from another film entirely and an ending that makes a lot of noise without actually resolving much, the film certainly has its bad points. However, it's also one of Hopper's more eccentric films, and more fun than Colors or The Hot Spot (which he had no trouble owning up to), partly because the director also takes a quirky lead role and his own personal interests are stirred by the modern art frills of the chase plot. The film opens with LA-based conceptual artist Jodie Foster, looking chunkily terrific just before her adult career took off, suffering a minor breakdown on the freeway and happening on a gangland execution. Pint-sized mob boss Joe Pesci sets his killers on her but the crooks ineptly murder Foster's boyfriend (Charlie Sheen, taking a very early bath). Pesci calls in Hopper, a professional hitman who immerses himself in Foster's life and art in order to track her down only to develop an obsessive crush on the woman. When he finds her, he gives her the choice between getting rubbed out or becoming his property. Hopper retains the knack for finding odd-looking byways of rural America, but is uncomfortable with helicopter chases and shoot-outs. The leads, despite great chunks of missing story, are both interesting--Foster sexily vulnerable and Hopper doing a wry New York drawl as the sax-playing hit man. Catchfire also offers an amazing supporting cast of the director's friends, including Dean Stockwell, Vincent Price, Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich), Tony Sirico (The Sopranos), Bob Dylan (with a chainsaw), Helena Kallianotes (Five Easy Pieces), Julia Adams (The Creature from the Black Lagoon), and John Turturro.On the DVD: the film itself comes in a good-looking widescreen transfer, but the lack of special features let the disc down, with only feeble notes for three cast members (and no Smithee filmography). --Kim Newman

  • Raging Angels [1995]Raging Angels | DVD | (17/01/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

    Two musicians are unknowingly drawn into a supernatural scheme which threatens to enslave the earth's mortal population...

  • Dilemma [1997]Dilemma | DVD | (09/09/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A little girl lies in hospital dying of cancer. Death row inmate Rudy Salazar has the bone marrow that could save her life. When Salazar dissapears en route to the hospital and begins another reign of terror Quin sets out to hunt him down but is under strict orders to keep him alive.

  • I Love N.Y.I Love N.Y. | DVD | (02/07/2007) from £7.98   |  Saving you £2.01 (20.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The dead are talking... and Melinda Gordon is listening, helping to ease the passing of lost souls.

  • Raging Angels [2007]Raging Angels | DVD | (02/04/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

    Supernatural darkness covers our planet. Invisible demons destroy the youth. The approaching One World Government enslaves mankind. But generation X is ready to do battle.

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