"Director: Alex Cox"

  • Highway Patrolman [1992]Highway Patrolman | DVD | (26/02/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Diminutive Highway Patrolman, Pedro Rojas (Roberto Soza) is small in stature but high on morals. While his Mexican traffic cop compadres are taking bribes left, right and centre he prefers the straight-and-narrow route to law and order. But life on the highway is not as clear-cut as Pedro would like to believe and he starts to stray off course. After stopping Griselda Marcos (Zaide Silvia Gutierrez) for a minor infraction, he accepts her offer of breakfast at the family home and is before he knows it is betrothed with a child on the way. After taking a kickback from a livestock carrier without the correct health and safety permits, Pedro drinks his guilt away in a border bar and ends up in the arms of Maribel (Vanessa Bauche), a beautiful prostitute strung-out on heroin. In the act of arresting two drunk drivers on a deserted road, Pedro is shot in the leg and left with a permanent limp. Soon after, when his fellow cop and close friend Anibal Morales (Bruno Bichir) is blasted to death by heavily armed drug traffickers, Pedro decides to walk tall and take the cartel on himself. Based on the experiences of a real highway patrolman and shot in a string of northern Mexican border towns, Alex Cox's Spanish-language road movie is flawlessly directed. Cinematographer Manuel Garzon's roaming camera floats like a mirage through the desert landscape, tracking the every move of Soza's scrawny but street tough cop. On the DVD: An audio commentary by Alex Cox and his collaborator on the film, writer/producer Lorenzo O'Brien, details the precarious ins and outs of shooting on location in Mexico and the series of real life dramas that trailed their wake. The feature appears in widescreen. --Chris Campion

  • Straight To Hell / Death And The CompassStraight To Hell / Death And The Compass | DVD | (31/10/2005) from £7.79   |  Saving you £12.20 (61.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Straight To Hell:A team of inept hitmen (Sy Richardson Joe Strummer and Dick Rude) oversleep on the day of their big job and find their target has already fled town. Fearing reprisals from their boss (Jim Jarmusch) they pull a bank job and escape into the desert with Richardson's pregnant girlfriend (Courtney Love). When their car breaks down they seek shelter in a ghost town inhabited by the McMahons (The Pogues Biff Yeager) a murderous and incestuous clan of gun-crazy coffee addicts.Death And The Compass:In a totalitarian metropolis of the future Erik Lonnrot (Peter Boyle) a gifted detective investigates a series of strange murders and disappearances that seem to implicate the insane crime lord Red Scarlach. Enlisting the help of Alonso Zunz (Christopher Eccleston) a principled journalist Lonnrot believes that he has uncovered a labyrinthine occult conspiracy. However has the investigator's brilliance merely precipitated his own destruction?

  • Repo Man [Masters of Cinema] [Blu-ray]Repo Man | Blu Ray | (20/02/2012) from £10.99   |  Saving you £4.00 (36.40%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Arguably the defining cult film of the Reagan era, the feature debut of Alex Cox (Sid & Nancy, Walker, Straight to Hell) is a genre-busting mash-up of atomic-age science fiction, post-punk anarchism, and conspiracy paranoia, all shot through with heavy doses of deadpan humour and offbeat philosophy.After quitting his dead-end supermarket job, young punk Otto (Emilio Estevez) is initiated as a repo man after a chance encounter with automobile repossessor Bud (Harry Dean Stanton). An illicit, high-voltage life follows, including an adrenalised search for a mysterious '64 Chevy Malibu loaded with radioactive - and extragalactic - cargo...With an iconic soundtrack (Iggy Pop, Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies), stunning Robby Mller cinematography, and iconoclastic direction, Repo Man remains one of the great debuts of the 1980s.

  • Sid And Nancy [DVD] [2016]Sid And Nancy | DVD | (29/08/2016) from £9.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (125.16%)   |  RRP £17.99

    BRAND NEW RESTORATION TO CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF PUNK, INLCUDES BRAND NEW BONUS FEATURES It's 1977 and The Sex Pistols have taken the music world by storm with lead singer Johnny Rotten (Andrew Schofield) and bass guitarist Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman) enjoying all the spoils that fame and money have to offer. Vicious embarks on a relationship with an American groupie Nancy (Chloe Webb) - who has come to London to pursue him but the couple's increasing drug use frays relationships with Johnny and the rest of the band. With Nancy in tow, The Sex Pistols embark on a chaotic tour US tour which ends in disaster with the band breaking up. Vicious attempts to start a solo career, with Nancy as his manager, but by now both are dangerously addicted to heroin. The two continue in a downward, destructive spiral until, in October 1978 at the Chelsea Hotel in New York, Nancy is found stabbed with Sid lying prostrate at her side. Arrested and accused of murder, he dies of an overdose before his trial.

  • Repo Man [1984]Repo Man | DVD | (07/07/2003) from £6.49   |  Saving you £3.50 (53.93%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Otto (Emilio Estevez) a young L.A. punk becomes the protege of Bud (Harry Dean Stanton) a crusty car repossessor. Otto soon comes to challenge his mentor for a 20 000 repo prize - a '64 Chevy Malibu driven by J. Frank Parnell (Fox Harris) a lobotomized nuclear scientist. The Malibu is being madly pursued by ruthless government agents UFO cultists and the infamous Rodriguez Brothers. In the trunk is an unthinkable glowing object that could change the course of our civilisation -

  • Sid And Nancy [1986]Sid And Nancy | DVD | (26/02/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Love Kills. Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb execute performances that are 'nothing short of phenomenal' (Los Angeles Times) as Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his unforgettable junkie girlfriend - social misfits who literally love each other to death. In this 'riveting biography of burnt-out icons (The Washington Post) award-winning writer/director Alex Cox creates 'a great film' ('Siskel & Ebert') about the destructive lives of two 1970s punk legends. Their love affair is on

  • Sid And Nancy [Blu-ray] [2016]Sid And Nancy | Blu Ray | (29/08/2016) from £12.98   |  Saving you £10.01 (43.50%)   |  RRP £22.99

    BRAND NEW RESTORATION TO CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF PUNK, INLCUDES BRAND NEW BONUS FEATURES It's 1977 and The Sex Pistols have taken the music world by storm with lead singer Johnny Rotten (Andrew Schofield) and bass guitarist Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman) enjoying all the spoils that fame and money have to offer. Vicious embarks on a relationship with an American groupie Nancy (Chloe Webb) - who has come to London to pursue him but the couple's increasing drug use frays relationships with Johnny and the rest of the band. With Nancy in tow, The Sex Pistols embark on a chaotic tour US tour which ends in disaster with the band breaking up. Vicious attempts to start a solo career, with Nancy as his manager, but by now both are dangerously addicted to heroin. The two continue in a downward, destructive spiral until, in October 1978 at the Chelsea Hotel in New York, Nancy is found stabbed with Sid lying prostrate at her side. Arrested and accused of murder, he dies of an overdose before his trial.

  • Walker [DVD]Walker | DVD | (02/11/2015) from £5.39   |  Saving you £4.60 (46.00%)   |  RRP £9.99

  • Sid And Nancy [1986]Sid And Nancy | DVD | (23/02/2009) from £13.92   |  Saving you £-0.93 (-7.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Love Kills. Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb execute performances that are 'nothing short of phenomenal' (Los Angeles Times) as Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his unforgettable junkie girlfriend - social misfits who literally love each other to death. In this 'riveting biography of burnt-out icons (The Washington Post) award-winning writer/director Alex Cox creates 'a great film' ('Siskel & Ebert') about the destructive lives of two 1970s punk legends. Their love affair is one of pure devotion. Sid falls hard for groupie Nancy Spungen who seduces him with her affection - and addiction to heroin. Their inseparable bond - to each other and their drugs - eventually corrodes the band sending Sid and Nancy down a dark road of despair. Out of money hope and options the dependent two hit rock bottom while living in squalor at New York's infamous Chelsea Hotel. But their journey takes yet another tragic turn as they face their final curtain - and attempt to fulfill their destiny of going out in a blaze of glory.

  • Revengers Tragedy [2002]Revengers Tragedy | DVD | (24/11/2003) from £6.09   |  Saving you £13.90 (228.24%)   |  RRP £19.99

    An adaptation from maverick Alex Cox of Thomas Middleton's celebrated play from 1607 Revenger's Tragedy tells the story of a man whose wife is murdered on their wedding day and his desire to exact revenge on the murderer. In a post-apocalyptic Liverpool of the future Vindici (Christopher Eccleston) returns from a self-imposed exile to bring down those responsible for his wife's murder. While Vindici's family have fallen on hard times the murderer - known as the Duke (Derek Jaco

  • Straight To Hell [1987]Straight To Hell | DVD | (15/02/2005) from £8.74   |  Saving you £-2.75 (-45.90%)   |  RRP £5.99

    By all rights, Alex Cox's absurdist spaghetti western Straight to Hell, should be up there in the canon of must-see cult movies. It was written in three days and filmed gonzo-style in six weeks in the Andalusian desert landscape of Almeria, Spain, on an abandoned film set originally built for Savage Cowboys, a 1969 Charles Bronson western. The cast includes the good, the bad and the ugly of rock and roll--namely Joe Strummer, Courtney Love (in her first starring role) and Shane McGowan--and cameos from Dennis Hopper, Grace Jones and Jim Jarmusch. It also features a pre-Reservoir Dogs plot concerning three sharp-suited but incompetent hitmen on the lam in the desert with the proceeds of a bank heist and a pregnant girlfriend in tow (Love). There they stumble upon a remote, ramshackle town, home to a gang of coffee-guzzling gunslingers called the McMahons (the Pogues) who initially accept the bumbling assassins as one of their own. But the appearance of shadowy industrialist IG Farben (Hopper) throws the precarious peace into a trigger-happy turmoil. Despite the promise, the film was almost universally panned on its release, the main criticism being that although the cast and crew seemed to having a blast, not much thought was put into translating the joke to the audience. It's certainly anarchic and frivolous, but also silly and pointless. Sy Richardson as the Jheri-curled Norwood who steals the show, remaining stoic and super-cool as the chaos rages around him. On the DVD: "Back to Hell", a 20-minute feel-good featurette, reunites the majority of the cast members (minus Courtney Love) 14 years on to reminisce on their experience making the film. At the end, Alex Cox cannily manages to elicit guarantees from the actors to appear in a mooted sequel. The original dialogue plays at low volume underneath the commentary track, making it hard to hear what the filmmakers are saying at various points. A promo video for the Pogues rendition of "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" is tacked on at the end, but looks as if it was sourced from a worn videotape. --Chris Campion

  • Repo Man (1984) [Masters of Cinema] (LTD Edition Steelbook) [Blu-ray]Repo Man (1984) | Blu Ray | (20/02/2012) from £21.58   |  Saving you £8.41 (28.00%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Arguably the defining cult film of the Reagan era, the feature debut of Alex Cox (Sid & Nancy, Walker, Straight to Hell) is a genre-busting mash-up of atomic-age science fiction, post-punk anarchism, and conspiracy paranoia, all shot through with heavy doses of deadpan humour and offbeat philosophy.After quitting his dead-end supermarket job, young punk Otto (Emilio Estevez) is initiated as a repo man after a chance encounter with automobile repossessor Bud (Harry Dean Stanton). An illicit, high-voltage life follows, including an adrenalised search for a mysterious '64 Chevy Malibu loaded with radioactive – and extragalactic – cargo...With an iconic soundtrack (Iggy Pop, Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies), stunning Robby Mller cinematography, and iconoclastic direction, Repo Man remains one of the great debuts of the 1980s. Special Director-Approved Blu-Ray Features: New high-definition master in the original aspect ratio – 1.85:1 Original mono soundtrack and 5.1 remix, both in DTS-HD Master Audio English SDH subtitles on the main feature Isolated music and effects track Audio commentary with Cox and executive producer Michael Nesmith, casting director Victoria Thomas, and actors Sy Richardson, Zander Schloss, and Del Zamora All-new 2012 video piece by Cox offering further thoughts on the film Repo Man (entire TV version) – this legendary variant, prepared by Cox for network television, incorporates deleted material and surreal overdubs in place of profanity Repossessed – a retrospective video piece on the making of the film, featuring Cox, producers Peter McCarthy and Jonathan Wacks, and actors Del Zamora, Sy Richardson, and Dick Rude The Missing Scenes – a roundtable viewing of deleted scenes from the film with Cox, executive producer Michael Nesmith, real-life neutron bomb inventor Sam Cohen, and character J. Frank Parnell Up Close with Harry Zen Stanton – an extended interview with the legendary actor Original theatrical trailer A 48-page full colour booklet specially created by Cox, entitled The Repo Code and incorporating all manner of Repo ephemera

  • Walker [1987]Walker | DVD | (07/07/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    William Walker (Harris) and his mercenary corps enter Nicaragua in the middle of the 19th century in order to install a new government by a coup d'etat...

  • Revengers Tragedy [2002]Revengers Tragedy | DVD | (14/02/2005) from £12.97   |  Saving you £-6.98 (-116.50%)   |  RRP £5.99

    An adaptation from maverick Alex Cox of Thomas Middleton's celebrated play from 1607 Revenger's Tragedy tells the story of a man whose wife is murdered on their wedding day and his desire to exact revenge on the murderer. In a post-apocalyptic Liverpool of the future Vindici (Christopher Eccleston) returns from a self-imposed exile to bring down those responsible for his wife's murder. While Vindici's family have fallen on hard times the murderer - known as the Duke (Derek Jacobi) - has become rich powerful and virtually untouchable. Employing all his wit and cunning Vindici sets out to gain the Duke's confidence and get close enough to kill him. Vibrant and pulsating with colour and style Revenger's Tragedy is a masterpiece of reinvention set to astound and astonish.

  • Three Businessmen / Highway PatrolmanThree Businessmen / Highway Patrolman | DVD | (31/10/2005) from £13.89   |  Saving you £6.10 (30.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Three Businessmen (1998): Two lone businessmen Bennie and Frank find themselves alone one night in the dining room of a large Victorian hotel in Liverpool England. Abandoned by the staff of the weird dining room they tentatively join forces and go in search of food - in a city neither of them knows. But restaurant after restaurant fails them. Without realising their destination Bennie and Frank travel half way around the planet via public transport. Prattling on about cred

  • Death And The Compass [1996]Death And The Compass | DVD | (15/02/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    An adaptation of the José Luis Borges short story, Death and the Compass is a baroque murder mystery with a comic touch. Plagued by his involvement in a prior investigation, weary and embittered Police Commissioner Treviranus (played by Cox regular Miguel Sandoval, Straight to Hell, Three Businessmen) attempts to set a peculiar history straight. When his star detective Lonnrot (Peter Boyle), an intuitive, blue-suited Buddhist, is stumped as to the motive behind a series of unsolved psycho-geographical murders with Kabbalistic overtones, Treviranus suspects master criminal Scharlach (Christopher Eccleston), at large in the city. But Lonnrot rejects this thesis and, with the aide of enthusiastic, atheist journalist, Zunz (Chistopher Eccleston), he is lead to believe that the crimes are allied to points on the compass. Drawn fatefully to where he believes a final crime will be committed, Lonnrot and Zunz search for the solution within a mysterious deserted mansion to the South of the city. Shot with a comic book sensibility (like a 1930s movie serial) on richly coloured modernist sets with futurist flourishes, Cox's film looks sumptuous and follows the style of Borges' labryinthine scenario to the letter without losing the plot. The three leads all acquit themselves admirably. Boyle's mystical detective is awkward and aloof in contrast to Sandoval's cunning, career-minded police inspector, while Ecceleston shape-shifts between three roles with alarming ease. On the DVD: An audio commentary by Alex Cox and composer Dan Wool of Pray for Rain (who also scored Cox's Straight to Hell and Three Businessmen) primarily examines the relationship between sound and setting. Paul Miller's "Spiderweb", the featurette advertised on the sleeve and liner notes, does not appear on this disc. --Chris Campion

  • Sid and Nancy - Special EditionSid and Nancy - Special Edition | DVD | (14/05/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Love Kills. Gary Oldman stars as Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious with Chloe Webb as his junkie girlfriend Nancy; social misfits who literally love each other to death in this riveting biography of burnt-out icons Their love affair is one of pure devotion. Sid falls hard for groupie Nancy Spungen who seduces him with her affection - and addiction to heroin. Their inseparable bond - to each other and their drugs - eventually corrodes the band sending Sid and Nancy down a dark road of despair. Out of money hope and options the dependent two hit rock bottom while living in squalor at New York's infamous Chelsea Hotel. But their journey takes yet another tragic turn as they face their final curtain - and attempt to fulfill their destiny of going out in a blaze of glory.

  • Three Businessmen [1998]Three Businessmen | DVD | (26/02/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Alex Cox's Three Businessman is an existentialist fable for the independent businessman. Two travelling art dealers staying in a labyrinthine Liverpool hotel, Frank King (Alex Cox) and Bennie Reyes (Miguel Sandoval of Clear and Present Danger), sit down for dinner only to find that the hotel staff have deserted them. They begin to walk the Mersey streets in search of sustenance, talking about dogs, dinner, the "Plutonium" credit card and the state of the world. But lost without a map, they inadvertently wander half way across the world on public transport in search of their hotel, touching down in Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Japan and Spain. In a desert, they come across a third businessman, Leroy Jasper (Robert Wisdom), clutching a replica of the Mir space station. Soon after, they stumble across a food stand outside a small abode that holds within it the true object of their quest. It is a destination that they have found without looking for. This small, mannered movie grows in stature as it progresses. Sandoval and Cox are amiably crotchety travelling companions. Aided and abetted by jump cuts, the surrealist conceit that allows the businessman to roam across the world without ever realising they have left Liverpool is distinctly Bunuelian (cf. the name of Cox's production company Exterminating Angel Films). On the DVD: An amusing commentary by Alex Cox and writing partner and producer Tod Davies has the added bonus of Cox acting out deleted scenes. The feature appears in widescreen format with an excellent sound and picture transfer, enhanced by Pray for Rain's melancholic soundtrack. But the Debbie Harry and Iggy Pop promo video promised on the sleeve and liner notes does not appear anywhere on the disc. --Chris Campion

  • Repo Chick [DVD] [2009]Repo Chick | DVD | (07/02/2011) from £14.56   |  Saving you £5.43 (27.20%)   |  RRP £19.99

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  • The WinnerThe Winner | DVD | (02/03/1998) from £6.46   |  Saving you £-0.47 (-7.80%)   |  RRP £5.99

    After director Alex Cox alienated the powers that be in Hollywood with Straight to Hell and Walker his anarchic follow-ups to Repo Man and Sid and Nancy it would be nearly a decade before he made a film in the United States again. After making the critically acclaimed underseen Highway Patrolman in Mexico he agreed to direct The Winner based on the play A Darker Purpose by Wendy Riss. Vincent D'Onofrio stars as Philip a soft-spoken rather dimwitted young man who stumbles into an incredible lucky streak in Las Vegas. Every Sunday he enters the same casino wins some money and goes home. While Philip himself is pretty nonchalant about his lucky streak it earns him the attention of a lot of unsavory characters. Louise (Rebecca De Mornay who also executive produced the film) a tacky nightclub singer and her impotent hitman boyfriend Jack (Billy Bob Thornton) plan to get Philip to fall in love with Louise and offer her a fortune to pay off her debt to the sinister seemingly omnipotent Kingman (Delroy Lindo) the casino owner who employs Jack. A small-time hood Joey (Frank Whaley) and his motley crew (Richard Edson and Saverio Guerra) plan to rip Philip off but their plans are complicated when the antic impulsively violent Joey begins to feel a strange attraction to his would-be prey. Wolf (Michael Madsen) Philip's thuggish brother (and Louise's former lover) arrives in town practically guaranteeing some kind of violent showdown. After shooting the film Cox returned to Mexico to work on his next project. While he was away the producers then re-edited The Winner without his consent and replaced the film's soundtrack. Cox has since distanced himself from the final product.

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