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  • The Longest Day [Blu-ray]The Longest Day | Blu Ray | (01/01/2009) from £10.79   |  Saving you £12.20 (113.07%)   |  RRP £22.99

    On June 6 1944 the Allied Invasion of France marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination over Europe. The attack involved 3 000 000 men 11 000 planes and 4 000 ships comprising the largest armada the world has ever seen. Presented in its original black & white version The Longest Day is a vivid hour-by-hour re-creation of this historic event. Featuring a stellar international cast and told from the perspectives of both sides it is a fascinating look at the massive preparations mistakes and random events that determined the outcome of one of the biggest battles in history. Winner of two Oscars (Special Effects and Cinematography) The Longest Day ranks as one of Hollywood's truly great war films.

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    On June 6 1944 the Allied Invasion of France marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination over Europe. The attack involved 3 000 000 men 11 000 planes and 4 000 ships comprising the largest armada the world has ever seen. Presented in its original black & white version 'The Longest Day' is a vivid hour-by-hour re-creation of this historic event. Featuring a stellar international cast and told from the perspectives of both sides it is a fascinating look at the massive

  • The Longest Day/ A Bridge Too Far/ Patton [DVD]The Longest Day/ A Bridge Too Far/ Patton | DVD | (13/04/2009) from £6.99   |  Saving you £3.00 (42.92%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Titles Comprise: The Longest Day:On June 6 1944 the Allied Invasion of France marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination over Europe. The attack involved 3 000 000 men 11 000 planes and 4 000 ships comprising the largest armada the world has ever seen. Presented in its original black & white version The Longest Day is a vivid hour-by-hour re-creation of this historic event. Featuring a stellar international cast and told from the perspectives of both sides it is a fascinating look at the massive preparations mistakes and random events that determined the outcome of one of the biggest battles in history. Winner of two Oscars (Special Effects and Cinematography) the Longest Day ranks as one of Hollywood's truly great war films. A Bridge Too Far: An epic film that re-creates in stunning detail one of the most disastrous battles of World War II (The Hollywood Reporter) A Bridge Too Far is a spectacular war picture. Painstakingly recreated on actual battlefield locations and boasting a remarkable cast that includes Sean Connery Anthony Hopkins Sir Laurence Olivier and Robert Redford 'A Bridge Too Far' accurately recaptures the monumental scope excitement and danger behind one of the biggest military gambles in history. In September 1944 flush with success after the Normandy Invasion the Allies confidently launched Operation Market Garden a wild scheme intended to put an early end to the fighting by invading Germany and smashing the Reich's war plants. But a combination of battlefield politics faulty intelligence bad luck and even worse weather led to the disaster beyond the Allies' darkest fear. Patton:A critically acclaimed film that won a total of eight 1970 Academy Awards (including Best Picture) Patton is a riveting portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest military geniuses. One of its Oscars went to George C. Scott for this triumphant portrayal of George Patton the only Allied general truly feared by the Nazis. Charismatic and flamboyant Patton designed his own uniforms sported ivory-handled six-shooters and believed he was a warrior in past lives. He outmaneuvered Rommel in Africa and after D-Day led his troops in an unstoppable campaign across Europe. But he was as rebellious as well as brilliant and as Patton shows with insight and poignancy his own volatile personality was one enemy he could never defeat.

  • The Longest Day [1962]The Longest Day | DVD | (31/05/2004) from £10.96   |  Saving you £15.02 (188.46%)   |  RRP £22.99

    The Longest Day is Hollywood's definitive D-day movie. More modern accounts such as Saving Private Ryan are more vividly realistic, but producer Darryl F Zanuck's epic 1962 account is the only one to attempt the daunting task of covering that fateful day from all perspectives. From the German high command and front-line officers to the French Resistance and all the key Allied participants, the screenplay by Cornelius Ryan, based on his own authoritative book, is as factually accurate as possible. The endless parade of stars (John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Sean Connery, and Richard Burton, to name a few) makes for an uneasy mix of verisimilitude and Hollywood star-power, however, and the film falls a little flat for too much of its three-hour running time. But the set-piece battles are still spectacular, and if the landings on Omaha Beach lack the graphic gore of Private Ryan they nonetheless show the sheer scale and audacity of the invasion. --Mark Walker

  • Longest Day Steelbook [Blu-ray] [1962]Longest Day Steelbook | Blu Ray | (02/06/2014) from £14.49   |  Saving you £8.50 (37.00%)   |  RRP £22.99

    The Longest Day is a vivid re-creation of the June 6 1944 allied invasion of France which marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination in Europe. Featuring a stellar international cast and told from the perspectives of both sides this fascinating look at one of history's biggest battles ranks as one of Hollywood's truly Great War films.

  • The Bridge (Die Brucke) [DVD]The Bridge (Die Brucke) | DVD | (19/10/2009) from £21.58   |  Saving you £-5.59 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The Oscar-nominated classic by Bernhard Wicki. The famous and shocking anti-war movie from the fifties: eight schoolboys still under-age are drafted into the German Army during the last days of the war in April 1945. Entirely unreasonably they receive the order to defend a bridge against advancing American troops. Filled with fervour and patriotic enthusiasm they believe that they must carry out their orders. But one by one they are killed while defending the bridge. When a group of German demolition troops is about to prepare the blasting of the bridge the futility of the order becomes obvious. Only one child survives and apathetically returns home.

  • Classic War Collection [DVD]Classic War Collection | DVD | (28/09/2009) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-1.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Titles Comprise: 12 O'clock High: This gritty World War II action drama starring Gregory Peck Oscar'' winner Dean Jagger Hugh Marlow Gary Merrill and Millard Mitchell is seen as one of the most realistic portrayals of the heroics and perils of war. Convinced an Air Force commander is at the breaking point Brigadier General Savage (Peck) takes over his struggling bomber group. At first resentful and rebellious the flyers gradually change as Savage guides them to amazing feats. But the stress of command soon takes its toll and the weary general reaches his own breaking point. The Longest Day: On June 6 1944 the Allied Invasion of France marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination over Europe. The attack involved 3 000 000 men 11 000 planes and 4 000 ships comprising the largest armada the world has ever seen. Presented in its original black & white version The Longest Day is a vivid hour-by-hour re-creation of this historic event. The Great Escape: In 1943 the Germans opened Stalag Luft North a maximum-security prisoner-of-war camp designed to hold even the craftiest escape artist. In doing so however the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history - brilliantly portrayed here by Steve McQueen James Garner Charles Bronson and James Coburn - who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted. Von Ryans Express: As the Allies begin to push the Nazis back toward Germany U.S. combat pilot Col. Joseph Ryan (Sinatra) is shot down and placed in a prison camp. Initially he's more concerned with surviving than escaping earning him the insulting nickname Von Ryan. But in time Ryan takes over from the commanding British officer (Trevor Howard) and masterminds a daredevil race for freedom that involves commandeering a train and getting it across Italy to Switzerland with the Nazis in hot pursuit. Sand Pebbles: the story of China a slumbering giant that rouses itself to the cries of its people - and of the Americans who are caught in its bloody awakening the story of Frenchy (Richard Attenborough) a crewman on the USS San Pablo who kidnaps his Chinese bride from the auction block. Most of all it's the story of Jake Holman (Steve McQueen) a sailor who had given up trying to make peace with anything: including himself. Battle of Britain: This is a spectacular retelling of a true story that shows courage at its inspiring best. Few defining moments can change the outcome of war . But when the outnumbered Royal Air Force defied unsurmountable odds in engaging the German Luftwaffe they may well have altered the course of history! Patton: A critically acclaimed film that won a total of eight 1970 Academy Awards (including Best Picture) Patton is a riveting portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest military geniuses. One of its Oscars went to George C. Scott for this triumphant portrayal of George Patton the only Allied general truly feared by the Nazis. Tora!Tora!Tora!: Tora! Tora! Tora! is the Japanese signal to attack - and this movie meticulously recreates the attack on Pearl Harbor and the events leading up to it. Ultimately the Day of Infamy arrives - in the most spectacular gut-wrenching cavalcade of action. A Bridge Too Far:In September 1944 flush with success after the Normandy Invasion the Allies confidently launched Operation Market Garden a wild scheme intended to put an early end to the fighting by invading Germany and smashing the Reich's war plants.

  • The Longest Day [DVD]The Longest Day | DVD | (02/06/2014) from £4.69   |  Saving you £6.56 (191.25%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The Longest Day is Hollywood's definitive D-day movie. More modern accounts such as Saving Private Ryan are more vividly realistic, but producer Darryl F Zanuck's epic 1962 account is the only one to attempt the daunting task of covering that fateful day from all perspectives. From the German high command and front-line officers to the French Resistance and all the key Allied participants, the screenplay by Cornelius Ryan, based on his own authoritative book, is as factually accurate as possible. The endless parade of stars (John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Sean Connery, and Richard Burton, to name a few) makes for an uneasy mix of verisimilitude and Hollywood star-power, however, and the film falls a little flat for too much of its three-hour running time. But the set-piece battles are still spectacular, and if the landings on Omaha Beach lack the graphic gore of Private Ryan they nonetheless show the sheer scale and audacity of the invasion. --Mark Walker

  • Robert Mitchum - Enemy Below / Longest Day / River Of No ReturnRobert Mitchum - Enemy Below / Longest Day / River Of No Return | DVD | (10/04/2006) from £21.02   |  Saving you £3.97 (15.90%)   |  RRP £24.99

    The Laconic tough guy finally gets the box set treatment featuring three of his finest celluloid performances. The Enemy Below (1957): Robert Mitchum and Curt Jurgens star in this gripping World War II drama about an American destroyer and a German U-boat stalking each other at sea. As both men try to out-think and out-manouevre each other the chase becomes a deadly chess game in which any mistake can bring instant defeat and death. Winner of the 1957 Academy Award for Be

  • The Longest Day [1962]The Longest Day | DVD | (09/05/2005) from £8.08   |  Saving you £4.91 (60.77%)   |  RRP £12.99

    On June 6 1944 the Allied Invasion of France marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination over Europe. The attack involved 3 000 000 men 11 000 planes and 4 000 ships comprising the largest armada the world has ever seen. Presented in the original black & white version The Longest Day is a vivid hour-by-hour re-creation of this historic event. Featuring a stellar international cast and told from the perspectives of both sides it is a fascinating look at the massive pre

  • Marlon Brando Collection - The Young Lions/Morituri/Viva Zapata/Sayonara/Missouri BreaksMarlon Brando Collection - The Young Lions/Morituri/Viva Zapata/Sayonara/Missouri Breaks | DVD | (19/02/2007) from £28.33   |  Saving you £6.66 (23.51%)   |  RRP £34.99

    The Young Lions: Academy Award-winning actor Marlon Brando captures the extraordinary contradictions and complexity of a decent man who winds up as a Nazi officer. The Young Lions tells the story of World War II from both sides. The American represented by Montgomery Clift and Dean Martin. And the German made tragically vivid by Brando. Based on the novel by Irwin Shaw. The Young Lions is a provocative insightful movie. It is also one of Brando's all-time best. Morituri: Forced to pose as a SS officer German war deserter Robert Crain (Brando) must seize a German freighter booby-trapped to explode upon capture. Complicating the situation is the fact that sixteen prisoners of war are also brought on board including a beautiful young concentration camp survivor (Janet Margolin)... A captivating espionage thriller fronted by outstanding performances from Marlon Brando and Yul Brynner this criminally little-seen World War II film also features a devastating appearance by veteran British hand Trevor Howard and will keep you riveted until the very final scene... Viva Zapata!: The life and times of legendary Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata are brought to the screen in Darryl F. Zanuck's powerful production of John Steinbeck's screenplay. Marlon Brando fresh from his success in A Streetcar Named Desire gives a stunning portrayal of the outlaw turned revolutionary leader. The film also boasts Anthony Quinn's (Best Supporting Actor 1952) Academy Award winning performance as Zapata's brother. Sayonara: Major Lloyd Gruver (Marlon Brando) a Korean War flying ace reassigned to Japan staunchly supports the military's opposition to marriages between American troops and Japanese women. But that's before Gruver experiences a love that challenges his own deeply set prejudices and plunges him into conflict with the U.S. Air Force and Japan's own cultural taboos... Missouri Breaks: Montana Badlands rancher David Braxton is a self-made man. Through years of tireless effort and determination he has transformed his vast and rugged land into a thriving prosperous empire. So when his livestock his fortune are threatened by a ruthless horse thief Braxton takes matters into his own hands. Hiring a sadistic 'regulator' to track down the outlaw Braxton intends to liberate the territory from crime but what he initiates instead is a complex series of events that results in brutality and savagery far beyond anything he even thought possible...

  • The Longest Day [1962]The Longest Day | DVD | (04/06/2001) from £9.75   |  Saving you £10.24 (51.20%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The Longest Day, producer Darryl F Zanuck's epic account of June 6, 1944, is Hollywood's definitive D-Day movie. More modern accounts such as Saving Private Ryan and the mini-series Band of Brothers are more vividly realistic, but Zanuck's production is the only one to attempt the daunting task of covering that fateful day from all perspectives. From the German high command and front line officers to the French Resistance and all the key Allied participants, the screenplay by Cornelius Ryan, based on his own authoritative book, is as factually accurate a depiction of events as possible. Zanuck picked three different directors to handle the German, French and Allied sequences respectively and the result should have been a grittily realistic semi-documentary work of unparalleled authenticity. That it is not is due to the unfortunate decision to populate the movie with an apparently endless parade of stars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Sean Connery and Kenneth Moore to name a few all pop up from time to time; while Roddy McDowall and Richard Burton, on leave from the set of Cleopatra, also get cameos. The end result is an uneasy mix of verisimilitude and Hollywood star-power. Add to that the need for every character to provide almost endless explanatory exposition and the film falls a little flat for too much of its running time. The set-piece battles are still spectacular, however, and if the landings on Omaha beach lack the graphic gore of Private Ryan they nonetheless show the sheer scale and audacity of the invasion. Despite its top-heavy cast, The Longest Day is still the best D-Day movie ever made.On the DVD: The black and white print is in excellent condition, as is the remixed Dolby 5.0. Made in 1969, the 50-minute supplementary documentary "D-Day Revisited" has producer Zanuck revisiting key locations in Normandy, chatting to the locals in rather stiff French and providing a personal narrative of the events of June 6, 1944 intercut with scenes from his film. The sight of the elderly Zanuck standing on Omaha Beach or beside the headstone of an unknown soldier is easily as poignant as the bookend scenes of Saving Private Ryan, but without the Spielbergian sentiment. --Mark Walker

  • Longest Day, The / Patton / Tora Tora Tora [1962]Longest Day, The / Patton / Tora Tora Tora | DVD | (19/09/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    THE LONGEST DAYTHE LONGEST DAY is a vivid hour-by-hour re-creation of June 6th 1944 - the historic day that marked the beginning of the end of World War II. Featuring a stellar international cast and told from the perspectives of both sides it is a fascinating look at the massive preparations mistakes and random events that determine the outcome of one of the biggest battles in history. THE LONGEST DAY ranks as one of Hollywood's truly great war films.PATTONA critically acclaimed film that won a total of eight 1970 Academy Awards (including Best Picture) PATTON is a riveting portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest military geniuses. Charismatic and flamboyant Patton was the only Allied general truly feared by the Nazis. He outmanoeuvred Rommel in Africa and after D-Day led his troops in an unstoppable campaign across Europe. But he was rebellious as well as brilliant and as PATTON shows with insight and poignancy his own volatile personality was one enemy he could never defeat.TORA! TORA! TORA!TORA! TORA! TORA! is the Japanese signal to attack - and the motive meticulously recreates the attack on Pearl Harbour and the events leading up to it. Opening scenes contrast the American and Japanese positions. Japanese imperialists decide to stage the attack. Top U.S. brass ignore its possibility. Intercepted Japanese messages warm of it - but never reach F.D.R.'s desk. It's the most dazzling recreation of America's darkest day - and some of her finest hours!

  • Marlon Brando Collection - The Fugitive Kind/The Young Lions/Morituri/Viva ZapataMarlon Brando Collection - The Fugitive Kind/The Young Lions/Morituri/Viva Zapata | DVD | (19/11/2007) from £20.00   |  Saving you £7.99 (28.50%)   |  RRP £27.99

    This box set features the following films: The Fugitive Kind (Dir. Sidney Lumet) (1959): Oscar winners Marlon Brando Anna Magnani Joanne Woodward and Maureen Stapleton lead the stellar cast of this Southern Gothic ""sizzler"" (Los Angeles Times) based on the Tennessee Williams play Orpheus Descending. Thanks to ""brilliant"" (The Film Daily) performances The Fugitive Kind ""sets one's senses to throbbing"" (The New York Times). Valentine ""Snakeskin"" Xavier (Brando) is a handsome drifter with a guitar and a past. Taking a job as a store clerk in Two Rivers Mississippi his strong and silent demeanor attracts not only the local party girl (Woodward) but also the shopkeeper's exotic wife (Magnani). Soon this explosive love triangle will ignite a powder keg of fury that could rock this small town to its very core. The Young Lions (Dir. Edward Dmytryk) (1958): Academy Award-winning actor Marlon Brando captures the extraordinary contradictions and complexity of a decent man who winds up as a Nazi officer. The Young Lions tells the story of World War II from both sides. The American represented by Montgomery Clift and Dean Martin. And the German made tragically vivid by Brando. Based on the novel by Irwin Shaw. The Young Lions is a provocative insightful movie. It is also one of Brando's all-time best. Morituri (Dir.Bernhard Wicki) (1965): World War II espionage adventure and human lives have never before been combined so explosively... Forced to pose as a SS officer German war deserter Robert Crain (Brando) must seize a German freighter booby-trapped to explode upon capture. Complicating the situation is the fact that sixteen prisoners of war are also brought on board including a beautiful young concentration camp survivor (Janet Margolin)... A captivating espionage thriller fronted by outstanding performances from Marlon Brando and Yul Brynner this criminally little-seen World War II film also features a devastating appearance by veteran British hand Trevor Howard and will keep you riveted until the very final scene... Viva Zapata (Dir. Elia Kazan) (1952): The life and times of legendary Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata are brought to the screen in Darryl F. Zanuck's powerful production of John Steinbeck's screenplay. Marlon Brando fresh from his success in A Streetcar Named Desire gives a stunning portrayal of the outlaw turned revolutionary leader. The film also boasts Anthony Quinn's (Best Supporting Actor 1952) Academy Award winning performance as Zapata's brother.

  • Morituri [1965]Morituri | DVD | (20/02/2006) from £17.35   |  Saving you £-4.36 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    World War II espionage adventure and human lives have never before been combined so explosively... Forced to pose as a SS officer German war deserter Robert Crain (Brando) must seize a German freighter booby-trapped to explode upon capture. Complicating the situation is the fact that sixteen prisoners of war are also brought on board including a beautiful young concentration camp survivor (Janet Margolin)... A captivating espionage thriller fronted by outstanding perfor

  • The Bridge (Die Brucke) (re-release) [DVD] [1959]The Bridge (Die Brucke) (re-release) | DVD | (04/04/2011) from £12.13   |  Saving you £7.86 (39.30%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This Oscar-nominated classic by Bernhard Wicki is a gripping and shocking anti-war movie. Seven schoolboys still under-age are drafted into the German Army during the last days of the war in April 1945. Without any training they receive the order to defend a bridge against advancing American troops. Filled with fervor and patriotic enthusiasm they believe that fighting for their homeland is the greatest honor. Unaware that the bridge is strategically useless and will be blown up anyway the boys take their orders very seriously with many paying the ultimate price. Soon the pointlessness of the deaths and their orders is realised.

  • Longest Day, The / Von Ryan's Express / Tora! Tora! Tora! [1962]Longest Day, The / Von Ryan's Express / Tora! Tora! Tora! | DVD | (15/09/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The Longest Day: On June 6 1944 the Allied Invasion of France marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination over Europe. The attack involved 3 000 000 men 11 000 planes and 4 000 ships comprising the largest armada the world has ever seen. Presented in its original black & white version 'The Longest Day' is a vivid hour-by-hour re-creation of this historic event. Featuring a stellar international cast and told from the perspectives of both sides it is a fascinating look at the massive preparations mistakes and random events that determined the outcome of one of the biggest battles in history. Von Ryan's Express: As the Allies begin to push the Nazis back toward Germany U.S. combat pilot Col. Joseph Ryan (Sinatra) is shot down and placed in a prison camp. Initially he's more concerned with surviving than escaping earning him the insulting nickname Von Ryan. But in time Ryan takes over from the commanding British officer (Trevor Howard) and masterminds a daredevil race for freedom that involves commandeering a train and getting it across Italy to Switzerland with the Nazis in hot pursuit. Then it's all blazing action hair-raising chases and spectacular Italian scenery in this Oscar-nominated adventure that runs full speed until the nail-biting finale! Tora! Tora! Tora! is the Japanese signal to attack - and this movie meticulously recreates the attack on Pearl Harbor and the events leading up to it. Opening scenes contrast the American and Japanese positions. Japanese imperialists decide to stage the attack. Top U.S. brass ignore its possibility. Intercepted Japanese messages warn of it - but never reach F.D.R.'s desk. Radar warnings are disregarded. Even the entrapment of a Japanese submarine in Pearl Harbor before the attack goes unreported. Ultimately the Day of Infamy arrives - in the most spectacular gut-wrenching cavalcade of action.

  • The Longest Day/Patton/Tora! Tora! Tora!The Longest Day/Patton/Tora! Tora! Tora! | DVD | (16/10/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The Longest Day On June 6 1944 the Allied Invasion of France marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination over Europe. The attack involved 3 000 000 men 11 000 planes and 4 000 ships comprising the largest armada the world has ever seen. Presented in its original black & white version 'The Longest Day' is a vivid hour-by-hour re-creation of this historic event. Featuring a stellar international cast and told from the perspectives of both sides it is a fascinatin

  • Longest Day, The / Tora! Tora! Tora! [1962]Longest Day, The / Tora! Tora! Tora! | DVD | (31/05/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The Longest Day: On June 6 1944 the Allied Invasion of France marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination over Europe. The attack involved 3 000 000 men 11 000 planes and 4 000 ships comprising the largest armada the world has ever seen. Presented in its original black & white version 'The Longest Day' is a vivid hour-by-hour re-creation of this historic event. Featuring a stellar international cast and told from the perspectives of both sides it is a fascinati

  • The Longest Day  (Special Edition)  [1962]The Longest Day (Special Edition) | DVD | (08/02/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £22.99

    On June 6 1944 the Allied Invasion of France marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination over Europe. The attack involved 3 000 000 men 11 000 planes and 4 000 ships comprising the largest armada the world has ever seen. Presented in its original black & white version The Longest Day is a vivid hour-by-hour re-creation of this historic event. Featuring a stellar international cast and told from the perspectives of both sides it is a fascinating look at the massive preparations mistakes and random events that determined the outcome of one of the biggest battles in history. Winner of two Oscars (Special Effects and Cinematography) the Longest Day ranks as one of Hollywood's truly great war films.

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