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  • The Far Country [Blu-ray] The Far Country | Blu Ray | (11/11/2019) from £17.98  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    An archetypal example of its genre, The Far Country is one of five superb westerns the screen legend James Stewart (Vertigo, Bend of the River) made with acclaimed Hollywood auteur Anthony Mann (El Cid, The Man from Laramie). Mann's film tells of Jeff Webster (Stewart) and his sidekick Ben Tatum (Walter Brennen, My Darling Clementine): two stoic adventures driving cattle to market from Wyoming to Canada who come to logger heads with a corrupt judge (John McIntire, Psycho) and his henchmen. Ruth Romain (Strangers on a Train) plays a sultry saloon keeper who falls for Stewart, teaming up with him to take on the errant lawman. An epic saga set during the heady times of the Klondike Gold Rush, The Far Country captures the scenic grandeur of northern Canada's icy glaciers and snow-swept mountains in vivid Technicolor. Mann's direction expertly steers the film to an unorthodox, yet thrilling ˜all guns-blazing' finale, whilst the imposing landscape takes on a whole new splendour in High Definition. TWO-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS Two presentations of The Far Country in both original aspect ratios of 1.85:1 and 2.00:1 Brand new restoration from the original camera negative by Arrow Films Original 1.0 mono audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Limited edition booklet with new writing on the film by Philip Kemp and original reviews Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys DISC ONE: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1 New audio commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin American Frontiers: Anthony Mann at Universal, an all-new, feature-length documentary with film historian Alan K. Rode, western author C. Courtney Joyner, script supervisor Michael Preece, and critics Michael Schlesinger and Rob Word Mann of the West, a newly filmed appraisal of Far Country and the westerns of Anthony Mann by the critic Kim Newman Image gallery Original trailer DISC TWO: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film in the alternate original aspect ratio of 2.00:1

  • The Glenn Miller Story [1953] The Glenn Miller Story | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.45  |  Saving you £5.54 (55.50%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The true story of an unassuming band leader and trombonist Glenn Miller (played by James Stewart) who got his first break playing his own arrangement of 'Everybody Loves My Baby' at an audition. He never looked back. He married his childhood sweetheart and everything he played became an instant hit...songs like 'Moonlight Serenade' 'String of Pearls' and 'Tuxedo Junction'. Hollywood beckoned and success piled upon success. But then came World War II. A war from which Glenn Miller never returned. He was on his way to Paris to entertain the American Forces when his plane disappeared. But the show had to go on...and Glenn Miller became a legend. The film features all of Glenn Miller's hits and there are many guest performances who make this film an all time classic. Winner of an Oscar for Best Sound in 1955.

  • The Heroes Of Telemark [1965] The Heroes Of Telemark | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.89  |  Saving you £8.10 (62.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Physics Professor Dr Pederson (Kirk Douglas) and underground leader Straud (Richard Harris) must convince British Intelligence that the Nazis are planning to build the A-bomb. The Norse Hydro Plant at Telemark is central to enemy strategy and the Allies decide to send in a task force to destroy it. Legendary director Anthony Mann (Winchester 73 El Cid The Fall of the Roman Empire) tells the story of nine courageous and indomitable Norwegians without whom the Second World War may ha

  • The Man From Laramie (1955) (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) Edition The Man From Laramie (1955) (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) Edition | Blu Ray | (05/12/2016) from £10.29  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The Man from Laramie is the last of five remarkable Westerns Anthony Mann made with James Stewart (starting with Winchester '73 and peaking with The Naked Spur). Only John Ford excelled Mann as a purveyor of eye-filling Western imagery, and Mann's best films are second to no one's when it comes to the fusion of dynamic action, rugged landscapes and fierce psychological intensity. This collaboration marked virtually a whole new career for Stewart, whose characters are all haunted by the past and driven by obsession--here, to find whoever set his cavalry-officer brother in the path of warlike Indians. The Man from Laramie aspires to an epic grandeur beyond its predecessors. It's the only one in CinemaScope, and Stewart's personal quest is subsumed in a larger drama--nothing less than a sagebrush version of King Lear, with a range baron on the verge of blindness (Donald Crisp), his weak and therefore vicious son (Alex Nicol) and another, apparently more solid "son", his Edmund-like foreman (Arthur Kennedy). There are a few too many subsidiary characters, and the reach for thematic complexity occasionally diminishes the impact. But no one will ever forget the scene on the salt flats between Nicol and Stewart--climaxing in the single most shocking act of violence in 50s cinema--or the final, mountain-top confrontation. For decades, the film has been seen only in washed-out, pan-and-scan videos, with the characters playing visual hopscotch from one panel of the original composition to another. It's great to have this glorious DVD--razor-sharp, fully saturated (or as saturated as 50s Eastmancolor could be) and breathtaking in its CinemaScope sweep. --Richard T Jameson, Amazon.com

  • Man of the West (1958) [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) Man of the West (1958) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) | Blu Ray | (23/03/2015) from £9.99  |  Saving you £6.00 (37.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The pinnacle in the brilliant career of director Anthony Mann Man of the West has earned a reputation as one of the finest westerns — and one of the finest films full stop — produced in the late studio era. Ex-outlaw Link Jones (Gary Cooper) boards a train to Fort Worth to hire a schoolteacher for his town when he’s knocked unconscious and robbed — by a gang of outlaws associated with his own uncle (Lee J. Cobb) whom he abandoned years earlier in his bid to go straight. Soon after and in order to protect the life of the woman he’d earmarked for schoolteacher saloon singer Billie Ellis (Julie London) Link rejoins the gang for one last hold-up… Jean-Luc Godard wrote of Man of the West: I have seen nothing so completely new since — why not? — Griffith… With Anthony Mann one rediscovers the western as one discovers arithmetic in an elementary maths class. Which is to say that Man of the West is the most intelligent of films and at the same time the most simple. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Man of the West in a special Dual Format edition that presents the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

  • A Dandy in Aspic - Limited Edition [Blu-ray] A Dandy in Aspic - Limited Edition | Blu Ray | (25/03/2019) from £17.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The final film by the great Anthony Mann (Winchester '73, El Cid) A Dandy in Aspic is a stylish and complex cold-war thriller starring Laurence Harvey (Room at the Top, The Manchurian Candidate) as a Russian double-agent working for British Intelligence who is assigned to track down and kill an unusual target. Falling between the outlandish exploits of James Bond and the dour realism of John le Carré's circus of spies , this paranoid thriller is a dark and refined affair, with a superb supporting cast headed by Mia Farrow (Rosemary s Baby, See No Evil) and Tom Courtenay (The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Otley), wonderful cinematography by regular Powell and Pressburger cameraman Christopher Challis, and with a terrific score by Quincy Jones. INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary with author and critic Samm Deighan The BEHP Interview with Christopher Challis (1988, 107 mins): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the cinematographer in conversation with Kevin Gough-Yates A Time to Die (2019, 10 mins): members of the crew recall aspects of the film's production Pulling Strings (2019, 22 mins): titles designer Michael Graham Smith and puppeteer Ronnie Le Drew discuss the distinctive opening credit sequence Inside Mann (2019, 12 mins): an appreciation by critic and broadcaster Richard Combs London to Berlin (2019, 6 mins): an exploration of A Dandy in Aspic's British and German locations Berlin: The Swinging City (1968, 5 mins): original promotional film produced by Columbia Pictures Isolated music & effects track Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 28-page booklet with a new essay by Jeff Billington, an archival on-set report, Derek Marlowe on A Dandy in Aspic, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits World premiere on Blu-ray Limited Edition of 3,000 copies

  • El Cid [DVD] [1961] El Cid | DVD | (16/05/2011) from £8.07  |  Saving you £1.92 (19.20%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Sumptuous in every way, visually magnificent, with grandiose sets, panoramic Spanish vistas and intricately detailed costumes, possessor of one of cinema's greatest music scores, boasting vast and astonishingly kinetic battles, and breathing heroic virtue in every scene, El Cid is the very epitome of epic. For this reworking of the medieval legend of the Cid (Arabic for "Lord") who united warring factions and saved 11th-century Spain from invasion, producer Samuel Bronston and director Anthony Mann insisted every set had to be created from scratch, every costume specially made for this movie alone; they also shot entirely on location in La Mancha and along the Mediterranean coast of Spain to enhance the film's authenticity. The cinematography is saturated with the burnished hues of the Spanish landscape, as are the palatial sets and rich costumes; Miklos Rozsa's resplendent score is also the result of painstaking research into medieval Spanish sources. The screenplay is imbued with knightly gravitas and more than a little salvation imagery, from the opening scene of the young Rodrigo rescuing a cross from a burning church, to the movie's indelible finale as The Cid rides "out of the gates of history into legend". Charlton Heston is at his most indomitable as Rodrigo, "The Cid", a natural leader of men and the embodiment of every manly virtue (note that he fathers twins--a sure token of his virility); Sophie Loren is ravishing as Chimene, the woman whose love for Rodrigo conflicts with her filial instincts after he kills her father, the king's champion, over a point of honour. Their scenes together create a humane warmth at the heart of this vast movie: the moment when Chimene finally declares her love (beneath a shrine of three crosses--more symbolism) to the exiled Rodrigo forms a pivotal and very intimate centrepiece. Shortly thereafter he must rise from their rural marriage bed to lead his followers into battle, and the tension between his public and private lives adds a piquancy to the film's stunning battle sequences. The international supporting cast sometimes look like makeweights, especially when chewing on the occasionally stilted dialogue, but any such faults are easily forgiven as the scale and spectacle of El Cid carries the viewer away on a tide of chivalry. --Mark Walker

  • The Glenn Miller Story [1953] The Glenn Miller Story | DVD | (21/02/2005) from £5.99  |  Saving you £-1.09 (-6.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The true story of an unassuming band leader and trombonist Glenn Miller (played by James Stewart) who got his first break playing his own arrangement of 'Everybody Loves My Baby' at an audition. He never looked back. He married his childhood sweetheart and everything he played became an instant hit...songs like 'Moonlight Serenade' 'String of Pearls' and 'Tuxedo Junction'. Hollywood beckoned and success piled upon success. But then came World War II. A war from which Glenn Mille

  • The Fall Of The Roman Empire [DVD] [1964] The Fall Of The Roman Empire | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.46  |  Saving you £3.53 (35.30%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The second and last of Anthony Mann's historical epics is a smart, handsome spectacle of the decadence, corruption, and intrigue that tore apart the greatest empire the world has seen. The sprawling story spreads itself thin over a number of characters and stories. At the centre are handsome but stiff Stephen Boyd as Livius, the loyal soldier and symbolic son of the ageing emperor Marcus Aurelius(Alec Guinness), and Christopher Plummer as Commodus, the corrupt heir to the throne. They are boyhood friends turned enemies when the latter accedes to the throne and sells out the values of his father for greed and hedonistic pleasures. The three-hour running time is filled out with the tales of Sophia Loren (as the beautiful Lucilla in love with Livius but coveted by greedy Commodus) and a gallery of heroes and villains that includes James Mason, Mel Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, John Ireland, Omar Sharif, and Eric Porter. The film is highlighted with spectacular scenes--a grandiose funeral fit for an emperor, brutal battles in the provinces as the barbarians threaten the empire, and a climactic duel to decide the destiny of Rome--which Mann weaves into the shadowy intrigue of the halls of power. Like his previous epic El Cid, The Fall of the Roman Empire remains one of the best of the 1960s epics: well written (and historically accurate up to a point) with strong performances and a consistently elegant style, It lacks a central core and the magnetic hero of its superior predecessor. Ridley Scott's Gladiator (2000) tackles the same story with an updated action-adventure slant. --Sean Axmaker

  • Winchester '73 (1950) - Westerns Collection 2011 [DVD] Winchester '73 (1950) - Westerns Collection 2011 | DVD | (30/05/2011) from £5.49  |  Saving you £4.50 (45.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    It's the legendary James Stewart at his leading-man finest in this timeless western that set the standard for all that followed. Frontiersman Lin McAdam (Stewart) is attempting to track down both his father's murderer and his one-of-a-kind rifle the Winchester '73 as it passes among a diverse group of desperate characters including a crazed highwayman (Dan Duryea) an immoral gunrunner (John McIntire) a savage young Indian chief (Rock Hudson) and McAdam's own murderous brother (Stephen McNally). Featuring Shelley Winters as the rifle's only rival for McAdam's interest and Tony Curtis in one of his first screen performances the gripping tale of the men (and gun) who won the West is one of Stewart's most memorable films and one of the genre's most enduring classics.

  • The Man From Laramie [1955] The Man From Laramie | DVD | (01/10/2001) from £7.99  |  Saving you £-0.97 (-7.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The Man from Laramie is the last of five remarkable Westerns Anthony Mann made with James Stewart (starting with Winchester '73 and peaking with The Naked Spur). Only John Ford excelled Mann as a purveyor of eye-filling Western imagery, and Mann's best films are second to no one's when it comes to the fusion of dynamic action, rugged landscapes and fierce psychological intensity. This collaboration marked virtually a whole new career for Stewart, whose characters are all haunted by the past and driven by obsession--here, to find whoever set his cavalry-officer brother in the path of warlike Indians. The Man from Laramie aspires to an epic grandeur beyond its predecessors. It's the only one in CinemaScope, and Stewart's personal quest is subsumed in a larger drama--nothing less than a sagebrush version of King Lear, with a range baron on the verge of blindness (Donald Crisp), his weak and therefore vicious son (Alex Nicol) and another, apparently more solid "son", his Edmund-like foreman (Arthur Kennedy). There are a few too many subsidiary characters, and the reach for thematic complexity occasionally diminishes the impact. But no one will ever forget the scene on the salt flats between Nicol and Stewart--climaxing in the single most shocking act of violence in 50s cinema--or the final, mountain-top confrontation. For decades, the film has been seen only in washed-out, pan-and-scan videos, with the characters playing visual hopscotch from one panel of the original composition to another. It's great to have this glorious DVD--razor-sharp, fully saturated (or as saturated as 50s Eastmancolor could be) and breathtaking in its CinemaScope sweep. --Richard T Jameson, Amazon.com

  • A Dandy In Aspic [1968] A Dandy In Aspic | DVD | (05/03/2007) from £3.10  |  Saving you £9.89 (76.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

    In this stylish spy thriller a Londoner working in British Intelligence Alexander Eberlin (Laurence Harvey) actually is a Russian counter-espionage agent named Krasnevin. Fraser (Harry Andrews) head of British Intelligence gives his men a special assignment--find and destroy Krasnevin! He discovers there is no one to whom he can turn and even doubts a swinging Londoner with whom he is having an affair.

  • El Cid El Cid | DVD | (31/10/2005) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £15.99

    El Cid is an epic movie masterpiece a tribute to one of history's greatest legends. This dazzling spectacle with a cast of thousands fills the screen with action and romance - from knights in armour jousting on horseback to massive battles on sea and land where columns of warriors stretch across the horizon. At the centre of this powerful motion picture is Charlton Heston in the role he was born to play... the immortal El Cid. Heston is the Spanish warrior battling to drive the Moors from Spain with the vision to be just and the courage to be merciful whose love and devotion to the radiant Chimene (Sophia Loren) knows no bounds... Anthony Mann's epic was nominated for three Oscar's but surprisingly returned home empty-handed.

  • The Far Country [1955] The Far Country | DVD | (04/06/2007) from £9.99  |  Saving you £-4.57 (-45.70%)  |  RRP £9.99

    James Stewart and Walter Brennan are a loner and his sidekick who figure to get rich quick by selling a herd of cattle at a fancy price in this tale set in the wild gold rush days of Dawson Yukon Territory. They are soon caught up in a conflict with the local self-appointed lawman John McIntire and his claim-jumping henchmen. When Brennan is killed Stewart is forced to put an end to rampant lawlessness in a guns-blazing climax. Ruth Roman plays a saloonkeeper who falls for Stewart. Also stars Steve Brodie Jack Elam Jay C. Flippen Kathleen Freeman Chubby Johnson Henry Morgan and Robert Wilke. Anthony Mann directed the film which was shot on location in Jasper National Park Alberta Canada.

  • Going My Way/The Glenn Miller Story Going My Way/The Glenn Miller Story | DVD | (26/12/2006) from £12.93  |  Saving you £0.06 (0.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Going My Way (Dir. Leo McCarey): When an old and fading St. Dominic's church gets a young new priest (Crosby) things are bound to change. For starters young Father O'Malley meets the crusty old Father Fitzgibbons (Barry Fitzgerald) who doesn't think much of him or his ideas. The two have their differences but O'Malley is able to inspire some neighbourhood roughnecks to open their hearts and minds in a way the old priest simply could not do. Once the change has begun the church starts to find its way back into the lives of those who live near its doors and its meaning to all involved grows dearer to their souls. The air is filled with music from the classic 'Ave Maria' sung by Metropolitan Opera star Rise Stevens to the Academy Award-winning 'Swinging On a Star'. Also winner of the Oscar for Best Film in 1945. The Glenn Miller Story (Dir. Anthony Mann 1953): The true story of an unassuming band leader and trombonist Glenn Miller (played by James Stewart) who got his first break playing his own arrangement of 'Everybody Loves My Baby' at an audition. He never looked back. He married his childhood sweetheart and everything he played became an instant hit...songs like 'Moonlight Serenade' 'String of Pearls' and 'Tuxedo Junction'. Hollywood beckoned and success piled upon success. But then came World War II. A war from which Glenn Miller never returned. He was on his way to Paris to entertain the American Forces when his plane disappeared. But the show had to go on...and Glenn Miller became a legend. The film features all of Glenn Miller's hits and there are many guest performances who make this film an all time classic. Winner of an Oscar for Best Sound in 1955.

  • Bend Of The River [1952] Bend Of The River | DVD | (06/06/2005) from £6.37  |  Saving you £-1.99 (-33.20%)  |  RRP £5.99

    The second of the terrific Stewart/Mann Westerns is characteristic of their pairings: adult themes played out against prairie vistas in which betrayal and violence can erupt at any time. Formerly a vicious Missouri raider Stewart now leads a wagon train through Indian raids and hijackings to the new boom town of Portland where he becomes embroiled in the conflict between wealthy miners and farmers.

  • The Far Country - Westerns Collection 2011 [DVD] [1955] The Far Country - Westerns Collection 2011 | DVD | (30/05/2011) from £5.00  |  Saving you £4.99 (49.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    James Stewart and Walter Brennan area loner and his sidekick who gure to get rich quick by selling a herd of cattle at a fancy price in this tale set in the wild gold rush days of Dawson, Yukon Territory. They are soon caught up in a conflict with the local, self-appointed lawman, John McIntire, and his claim-jumping henchmen. When Brennan is killed, Stewart is forced to put an end to rampant lawlessness in a guns-blazing climax. Ruth Roman plays a saloonkeeper who falls for Stewart. Also stars Steve Brodie, Jack Elam, Jay C. Flippen, Kathleen Freeman, Chubby Johnson, Henry Morgan and Robert Wilke. Anthony Mann directed the film, which was shot on location in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.

  • The Man From Laramie [1955] The Man From Laramie | DVD | (26/01/2009) from £8.07  |  Saving you £-2.08 (-34.70%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Will Lockhart comes to a small town to find the man who sold rifles to the Apaches and caused the death of his brother a cavalry officer. Beaten and nearly killed by cohorts of the arms dealer he also becomes embroiled with a ranch baron and his overwrought son. Father and son are plotted against by their treacherous foreman who wants the ranch for himself.

  • Men In War [DVD] Men In War | DVD | (18/11/2013) from £9.31  |  Saving you £3.68 (28.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Set in the Korean war in 1950 and based on a 1949 World War II novel of the Normandy campaign 'Day without End' by Van Praag. On September 6 1950 at the beginning of the Korean War Lt. Benson and his platoon are stranded on a hillside unable to contact division headquarters on their radio and unable to advance because their truck is beyond repair. Lieutenant Benson (Robert Ryan) is leading his platoon in enemy held territory after a retreat. They are joined by Sgt Montana (Aldo Ray) who's only concern is looking after his catatonic colonel (Robert Keith). Benson and Montana loath each other but must work together to get the men to hill 465 where they hope a division is waiting - but the harrowing march is filled with danger. Directed by Anthony Mann (El Cid and Fall of the Roman Empire).

  • God's Little Acre [DVD] God's Little Acre | DVD | (23/07/2012) from £2.40  |  Saving you £-6.43 (-49.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    This rollicking look inside the rural Deep South brings to life the primitive, ribald rustics of Erskine Caldwell's steamy bestselling novel. Both humorous and heartrending, this critically acclaimed film reveals the hidden passions and violent impulses heating up beneath the hot Southern sun, as well as the warmth and humour of every day life. A poor sharecropper's family struggling to survive is nearly torn apart as the patriarch stubbornly pursues his belief that gold is buried somewhere on his land. Nothing will stop him as he goes to outrageous lengths in his efforts to find the treasure.

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