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  • The Omen Trilogy [1976]The Omen Trilogy | DVD | (20/06/2006) from £11.99   |  Saving you £28.00 (233.53%)   |  RRP £39.99

    In 1976 The Omen scored a hit with critics and audiences hungry for more after The Exorcist with its mixture of Gothic horror and mystery and its plot about a young boy suspected of being the personification of the anti-Christ. Directed by Richard Donner (best known for his Superman and Lethal Weapon films), The Omen gained a lot of credibility from the casting of Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as a distinguished American couple living in England, whose young son Damien bears "the mark of the beast". At a time when graphic gore had yet to dominate the horror genre, this film used its violence discreetly and to great effect and the mood of dread and potential death is masterfully maintained. It's all a bit contrived, with a lot of biblical portent and sensational fury but few would deny it's highly entertaining. Jerry Goldsmith's Oscar-winning score works wonders to enhance the movie's creepy atmosphere. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com Damien: Omen II takes place several years after the mysterious events that claimed the life of the US Ambassador and his wife as the now teenaged and militarily enrolled Damien Thorne is slowly being made aware of his unholy heritage and horrific destiny. Woe is he (including anyone in Damien's adoptive family and his classmates) who suspects the truth or gets in his way. While not as unrelentingly frightening as its blockbuster predecessor, this more-than-competent sequel raises some interesting questions about the nature of free will (can the anti-Christ deny his birthright?) before falling into a gory series of increasingly outlandish deaths, the best of which is a terrifyingly protracted scene beneath the ice of a frozen lake. Jerry Goldsmith (who won an Oscar for his work on the first film in the series) contributes another marvellously foreboding score. --Andrew Wright, Amazon.com The series concludes with The Omen III: The Final Conflict, starring Sam Neill as the adult Damien--aka the son of Satan--in a battle with the heavens for control of mankind. The film ends up depending more heavily on effects and spectacle than on the kind of basic horrors that made the first movie in the series so unsettling but at least this one gives some closure to the seemingly endless saga. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com On the DVDs: On the original movie disc there is an all-new 45-minute documentary, "666: The Omen Revealed", with contributions from all the major behind-the-scenes players, including director, editor, screenwriter (who confesses the movie was only set in England because he wanted a free trip to London!), producer and composer. The latter, Jerry Goldsmith, has his Oscar-winning contribution to the movie recognised with a separate feature in which he talks through four key musical scenes in the score. There's also a thought-provoking short called "Curse or Coincidence?" in which the many bizarre accidents that happened during shooting are related, including the terrible story of what happened to the girlfriend of the man responsible for designing the decapitation scene. Director Richard Donner and editor Stuart Baird provide a chatty audio commentary to the movie. The second and third films lack as many extra features, being content with audio commentaries and theatrical trailers: the commentary for Omen II is by producer Harvey Bernhard, that for Omen III by director Graham Baker. --Mark Walker

  • The Omen - Complete Box SetThe Omen - Complete Box Set | DVD | (23/10/2006) from £12.99   |  Saving you £2.00 (15.40%)   |  RRP £14.99

    This demonic box set features all 5 of The Omen films including the 2006 remake! The Omen (Dir. Richard Donner 1976): He was born at 6am on the 6th day of the 6th month. The coming of Armageddon the site of the final confrontation between the forces of good and evil as foretold in the Book of Revelations will begin with the birth of the son of Satan - in human form. Unable to tell his wife Katherine the tragic news of their still-born son American diplomat Robert Thorn accepts a new-born orphan as his son. Details of the child's birth remain a secret but as the boy Damien grows older it becomes apparent that he is no ordinary child. As mysterious deaths and strange warnings occur Robert Thorn slowly becomes aware of the hideous evil behind the child's innocent face and the significance of the numbers 666 which bring about the most terrifying of revelations. The Omen 2 - Damien (Dir. Don Taylor 1978): Since the sudden and highly suspicious death of his parents 12-year-old Damien has been in the charge of his wealthy aunt and uncle (Lee Grant and William Holden). Widely feared to be the Antichrist Damien relentlessly plots to seize control of his uncle's business empire - and the world. Meanwhile anyone attempting to unravel the secrets of Damien's sinister past or fiendish future meets with a swift and cruel demise. The Omen 3 - The Final Conflict (Dir. Graham Baker 1981): Damien Thorn (Sam Neill) has helped rescue the world from a recession appearing to be a benign corporate benefactor. When he then becomes U.S Ambassador to England Damien fulfills a terrifying biblical prophecy. He also faces his own potential demise as an astronomical event brings about the second coming of Christ. Determined to thwart his holy arch-nemesis as well as a group of priests intent on killing him Damien begins his most destructive rampage yet... The Omen 4 - The Awakening (Dir. Jorge Montesi & Dominique Othenin-Girard 1991): Gene and Karen York are the living embodiment of The American Dream. Rich influential attorneys they have everything a couple could want: except a child. When the Yorks learn of a beautiful baby girl waiting to adopted they instantly fall in love with baby Delia and adopt her. But terror and destruction seem to follow Delia wherever she goes. The priest who baptised her mysteriously dies the psychic fair she attends burns in a fiery holocaust and her nanny falls from a second story window impaling herself on a merry-go-round. Soon Delia's mother begins to questions the ""coincidence"" of these catastrophes. Her thoughts can't help but turn toward the biblical prophesy of Armageddon the final confrontation between the forces of good and evil beginning with the birth of Satan in human form! The Omen (Dir. John Moore 2006): Robert Thorn a senior diplomat stumbles upon a plan to prevent the inevitable heartache of his wife Katherine following her third miscarriage. The hospital priest presents Thorn with another child born that night whose mother died in childbirth - Katherine will never know the truth. As the child Damien turns five unsettling events begin to occur: Damien's nanny hangs herself at the youngster's birthday party; a strange priest brings dire warnings to Thorn; a children's trip to the zoo results in a panicked frenzy; Damien becomes hysterical during a drive to church; and blurred movements in a series of photographs portend shocking deaths. Enter Mrs. Baylock Damien's new nanny who seems to have a preordained duty to the child. Then tragedy strikes closer to home. But only later does Thorn comprehend the truth: Damien is no ordinary child; he is the long-prophesized Anti-Christ. Now Thorn must make the ultimate sacrifice...

  • The Final Countdown [DVD]The Final Countdown | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    With a tantalising "what-if?" scenario and a respectable cast of Hollywood veterans, The Final Countdown plays like a grand-scale episode of The Twilight Zone. It's really no more than that, and time-travel movies have grown far more sophisticated since this popular 1980 release, but there's still some life remaining in the movie's basic premise: what if a modern-era navy aircraft carrier--in this case the real-life nuclear-powered USS Nimitz--was caught in an anomalous storm and thrust 40 years backwards in time to the eve of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor? Will the ship's commander (Kirk Douglas) interfere with history? Will the visiting systems analyst (Martin Sheen) convince him not to? Will a rescued senator from 1941 (Charles Durning) play an unexpected role in the future of American politics? Veteran TV director Don Taylor doesn't do much with the ideas posed by this potentially intriguing plot; he seems more interested in satisfying aviation buffs with loving footage of F-14 "Jolly Roger" fighter jets, made possible by the navy's generous cooperation. That makes The Final Countdown a better navy film than a fully fledged time-travel fantasy, but there's a nice little twist at the end, and the plot holes are easy to ignore. James Cameron would've done it better, but this popcorn thriller makes an enjoyable double bill with The Philadelphia Experiment. --Jeff Shannon

  • Planet of the Apes: Evolution Collection [DVD]Planet of the Apes: Evolution Collection | DVD | (12/12/2011) from £37.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (18.43%)   |  RRP £44.99

    Titles Comprise:Planet Of The Apes: Charlton Heston stars as an astronaut lost in a world run by evolved apes in this highly influential, Oscar-winning and epic film! (1968)Beneath The Planet Of The Apes: James Franciscus discovers new horrors on the Planet of the Apes, including a subterranean world of highly advanced humans who worship a WMD! Escape From The Planet Of The Apes: Refugee chimps from the feature, Cornelius and Zira (Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter), are hunted down as an evolutionary threat in twentieth-century America. (1971)Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes: In the not-too-distant future, an ape named Caesar (Roddy McDowall) defies his human masters, launching a revolt that will change the way the world is run...and by whom. (1972)Battle For The Planet of The Apes: The peaceful coexistence of man and ape is shattered when militant factions of both species clash, igniting an explosive final conflict! (1973)Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes: Set in present day San Francisco, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

  • Dempsey and Makepeace - The Complete Third SeriesDempsey and Makepeace - The Complete Third Series | DVD | (23/10/2006) from £24.28   |  Saving you £0.71 (2.92%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Having overstepped the bounds of an ongoing internal corruption case no nonsense New York cop James Dempsey (Michael Brandon) is drafted into a newly created undercover unit of London's Scotland Yard codenamed SI-10. Partnered with the dashing Harriet Makepeace (Glynis Barber) who demands to be termed 'Harry' the two mis-matched cops are flung into one all-action investigation after another! The complete and final series of the high octane criminal drama. Episodes Comprise: 1. The Burning: Part 1 2. The Burning: Part 2 3. Jericho Scam 4. The Prizefighter 5. Extreme Prejudice 6. Bird Of Prey 7. Out Of Darkness 8. The Cortez Connection 9. Mantrap 10. Guardian Angel

  • The Omen Trilogy - The Omen/Damien - Omen 2/Omen 3 - The Final Conflict [Blu-ray] [1976]The Omen Trilogy - The Omen/Damien - Omen 2/Omen 3 - The Final Conflict | Blu Ray | (20/10/2008) from £12.39   |  Saving you £2.60 (20.98%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Set Comprises: The Omen (1976): He was born at 6am on the 6th day of the 6th month. The coming of Armageddon the sign of the final confrontation between the forces of good and evil as foretold in the Book of Revelations will begin with the birth of the son of Satan - in human form. The Omen II (1978): After the tragedy that befell his parents Robert and Katherine Thorn Damien is taken in by his caring Aunt and Uncle. However Damien is growing and so too are his mysterious powers - it is time for Damien to find out what his destiny really is... The Omen III (1981): Armageddon has come and the Evil One stands among us. His name is Damien Thorn and the power of evil is no longer in the hands of a child. The final and most terrifying chapter in the Omen Trilogy sees the fate of all mankind hanging in the balance as the battle lines are drawn for the ultimate war between good and evil for the Final Conflict.

  • Escape From The Planet Of The Apes [1971]Escape From The Planet Of The Apes | DVD | (22/08/2005) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In the future the Earth is ruled by a race of highly-evolved simians who supplanted humans after a nuclear holocaust. But when the ape-led Earth is threatened with total annihilation a trio of scientists journey backwards through time in order to prevent the catastrophe. Once in the human-led world however they find themselves hunted by a suspicious and fearful government desirous of making them the subjects of an experiment that could alter the course of human and ape events...

  • Damien: Omen II [1978]Damien: Omen II | DVD | (20/06/2006) from £8.98   |  Saving you £4.01 (30.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The first time was only a warning... Since the sudden and highly suspicious death of his parents 12-year-old Damien has been in the charge of his wealthy aunt and uncle (Lee Grant and William Holden). Widely feared to be the Antichrist Damien relentlessly plots to seize control of his uncle's business empire - and the world. Meanwhile anyone attempting to unravel the secrets of Damien's sinister past or fiendish future meets with a swift and cruel demise. In this chilling sequel to 'The Omen' the forces of good and evil battle each other to a taut and terrifying end!

  • The Final Countdown [1980]The Final Countdown | DVD | (02/04/2007) from £12.13   |  Saving you £0.86 (6.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In 1980 the US Navy's most powerful warship the USS Nimitz is caught in a storm during routine maneuvers in the Pacific. Enveloped by a strange green light the ship passes through a vortex and when they emerge the crew find that their communication has been cut off. Captain Matthew Yelland (Kirk Douglas - Spartacus Lust for Life) sends out a patrol and the F-14 pilots are shocked to encounter vintage Japanese warplanes. To their surprise they discover that they have somehow been transported back in time to 6th December 1941: the day before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. As captain of a technologically superior craft should Captain Yelland fulfill his duty to protect the United States and foil the impending attack or let history run its course? With fantastic aerial sequences made with the cooperation of US Navy pilots this classic tale of space time and war features a cast full of Hollywood veterans including Martin Sheen (The West Wing) and Katherine Ross (The Graduate The Stepford Wives). Will things ever be the same again?...it's The Final Countdown!

  • Planet Of The Apes Collection [Blu-ray] [1968]Planet Of The Apes Collection | Blu Ray | (01/12/2008) from £43.18   |  Saving you £31.81 (73.67%)   |  RRP £74.99

    Filled with iconic images fierce epic battles and breathtaking twists these action-packed films revolutionized science fiction...and remain as thrilling and timely as ever! Planet Of The Apes: Charlton Heston stars as an astronaut lost in a world run by evolved apes in this highly influential Oscar'-winning and epic film! (1968) Beneath The Planet Of The Apes: James Franciscus discovers new horrors on the Planet of the Apes including a subterranean world of highly advanced humans who worship a WMD! Escape From The Planet Of The Apes: Refugee chimps from the feature Cornelius and Zira (Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter) are hunted down as an evolutionary threat in twentieth-century America. (1971) Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes: In the not-too-distant future an ape named Caesar (Roddy McDowall) defies his human masters launching a revolt that will change the way the world is run...and by whom. (1972) Battle For The Planet of The Apes: The peaceful coexistence of man and ape is shattered when militant factions of both species clash igniting an explosive final conflict! (1973)

  • Dead of Night (DVD)Dead of Night (DVD) | DVD | (28/10/2013) from £14.59   |  Saving you £5.40 (37.01%)   |  RRP £19.99

    After years of unavailability the three surviving episodes from the legendary BBC horror anthology series Dead of Night finally come to DVD. Originally screened on BBC2 in 1972 and rarely seen since Dead of Night have been highly sought by fans of the BBC and British Horror for decades. In The Exorcism – perhaps the most terrifying of the episodes – four wealthy middle-class friends (Clive Swift Edward Petherbridge Anna Cropper and Sylvia Kay) gather for a Christmas dinner in a country cottage only to find that the past will not rest while they feast. In Return Flight the professionalism of an experienced and respected airline pilot (Peter Barkworth) is placed under scrutiny when he encounters the ghostly apparition of a WWII Lancaster bomber. In A Woman Sobbing a middle-class wife (Anna Massey – Peeping Tom) becomes increasingly paranoid when her nights are interrupted by the terrifying and unexplained sound of a female crying in one the rooms in her new house. Contents: First time on DVD for this rare and classic BBC TV horror series All three remaining episodes on one disc Fully illustrated booklet with original essays

  • Planet of the Apes: Evolution Collection [Blu-ray]Planet of the Apes: Evolution Collection | Blu Ray | (12/12/2011) from £45.88   |  Saving you £34.11 (74.35%)   |  RRP £79.99

    Titles Comprise:Planet Of The Apes: Charlton Heston stars as an astronaut lost in a world run by evolved apes in this highly influential, Oscar-winning and epic film! (1968)Beneath The Planet Of The Apes: James Franciscus discovers new horrors on the Planet of the Apes, including a subterranean world of highly advanced humans who worship a WMD! Escape From The Planet Of The Apes: Refugee chimps from the feature, Cornelius and Zira (Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter), are hunted down as an evolutionary threat in twentieth-century America. (1971)Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes: In the not-too-distant future, an ape named Caesar (Roddy McDowall) defies his human masters, launching a revolt that will change the way the world is run...and by whom. (1972)Battle For The Planet of The Apes: The peaceful coexistence of man and ape is shattered when militant factions of both species clash, igniting an explosive final conflict! (1973)Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes: Set in present day San Francisco, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

  • Beasts-the Complete SeriesBeasts-the Complete Series | DVD | (26/06/2006) from £8.49   |  Saving you £11.50 (135.45%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Creator of some of the most outstanding television plays made in the last fifty years Nigel Kneale (Quatermass Nineteen Eighty-Four The Year of the Sex Olympics) created in Beasts an anthology of six plays designed to showcase the breadth of his fertile imagination. Laden with suspense drama and a thick vein of black humour each play was a variation on the theme of civilised man in conflict with the primal animal side of existence. This malevolent and menacing th

  • Planet Of The Apes - Primal Collection (Eight Films Box Set) [Blu-ray]Planet Of The Apes - Primal Collection (Eight Films Box Set) | Blu Ray | (24/11/2014) from £60.73   |  Saving you £-41.73 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.00

    Packed with nonstop action iconic imagery and thrilling twists and turns the Planet of the Apes Primal Collection contains all eight films. See how it all began — and ended — as legendary stars including Charlton Heston Roddy McDowall Kim Hunter Ricardo Montalban James Franciscus and Claude Akins dominate the screen in these spectacular adventures that belong in every movie lover’s library!

  • Planet Of The Apes Red Tag Boxset [DVD]Planet Of The Apes Red Tag Boxset | DVD | (15/09/2008) from £12.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (53.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Planet of the Apes:Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in this legendary science-fiction masterpiece. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall). Winner of an honorary Academy Award for Outstanding Make-Up Achievement, Planet Of The Apes is grand entertainment, from its visually arresting beginning to the chilling last moment. Beneath The Planet of The Apes:In the acclaimed sequel to Planet of the Apes, another astronaut (James Franciscus) crashes through the time barrier searching for the missing Taylor (Charlton Heston). The daring rescue mission leads to a subterranean city where mutant humans, who practise mind control, worship a weapon capable of destroying the entire planet. Escape From The Planet of The Apes:Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter reprise their roles from the original Planet of the Apes in this third chapter of the Apes saga. Two intelligent simians from the future, Cornelius (McDowall) and Zira (Hunter) travel to present-day Earth. They become instant sensations, wined and dined and treated like celebrities - until a high-level plot forces them to run for their lives! Conquest of The Planet of The Apes:The fourth episode of the legendary Apes saga, stars Roddy McDowall and Ricardo Montalban. The time is the near future. Apes have substituted cats and dogs as household pets, and replaced servants as personal assistants - until their continual mistreatment provokes one advanced ape from the future, Caesar (McDowall), to lead a spectacular revolt that marks the beginning of the ape revolution. Battle For The Planet of The Apes:The fifth and last chapter of the legendary Apes saga is set in 2670 A.D. After the revolution, brought about by Caesar, the world is now a desolated place. Now man and apes try to live together in an uneasy harmony, with apes having the edge over man as the leaders. When the smoke clears the carnage is everywhere, but there is hope for a new beginning for man and ape. Rise of The Planet of The Apes:From the creators of Avatar comes the number 1 UK blockbuster and ultimate Sci-fi re-boot – Rise of the Planet of the Apes an origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. Planet of the Apes (2011):In the year 2029, interstellar reconnaissance missions are relegated to chimpanzee pilots from the space station OBERON in deep space. On one such mission, a chimp loses communication and vanishes from the radar. Fearless astronaut Leo Davidson launches a rescue mission and, following a malfunction, lands on a jungle-like planet not unlike Earth. To Leo's astonishment, English-speaking apes and primitive humans inhabit the planet. Following his capture by the apes and his subsequent escape, Leo assembles a small band of defiant humans and empathetic apes in an attempt to re-establish contact with Oberon, but his focus changes following an unexpected discovery. Armed with this new information, Leo leads a rebellion against an overpowering ape force that will result in freedom or complete annihilation.

  • The Final CountdownThe Final Countdown | DVD | (12/06/2006) from £9.03   |  Saving you £-3.05 (N/A%)   |  RRP £2.99

    ""...This is the USS Nimitz. Where the Hell are we...?"" Trapped inside the boundaries of time and space... 102 aircraft.... 6000 men.... all missing. It is 1980 and the USS Nimitz puts to sea off of Pearl Harbor for routine exercises. After encountering a strange storm and losing all contact with the US Pacific Fleet nuclear war with the Soviet Union is assumed and the USS Nimitz arms herself for battle. However after encountering Japanese Zero scout planes and finding Pearl Harbor filled with pre-World War II battleships it is realized that the storm the Nimitz went through caused the ship to travel back in time: to December 6th 1941.

  • Dempsey & Makepeace: Complete [DVD]Dempsey & Makepeace: Complete | DVD | (01/08/2008) from £36.43   |  Saving you £13.56 (37.22%)   |  RRP £49.99

    Having overstepped the bounds of an ongoing internal corruption case no nonsense New York cop James Dempsey (Michael Brandon) is drafted into a newly created undercover unit of London's Scotland Yard codenamed SI-10. Partnered with the dashing Harriet Makepeace (Glynis Barber) who demands to be termed 'Harry' the two mis-matched cops are flung into one all-action investigation after another! The complete box set features every epiodes from all three series of the high octane criminal drama. Series 1 1. Armed And Extremely Dangerous (pilot episode) 2. The Squeeze 3. Lucky Streak 4. Given To Acts Of Violence 5. Hors De Combat 6. Nowhere To Run 7. Make Peace Not War 8. Blind Eye 9. Cry God For Harry 10. Judgement Series 2 1. Silver Dollar 2. Wheelman 3. Love You To Death 4. No Surrender 5. Tequila Sunrise 6. Blood Money 7. Set A Thief 8. The Hit 9. In The Dark 10. The Bogeyman Series 3 1. The Burning: Part 1 2. The Burning: Part 2 3. Jericho Scam 4. The Prizefighter 5. Extreme Prejudice 6. Bird Of Prey 7. Out Of Darkness 8. The Cortez Connection 9. Mantrap 10. Guardian Angel

  • The Final Countdown [1980]The Final Countdown | DVD | (04/02/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

    With a tantalising "what-if?" scenario and a respectable cast of Hollywood veterans, The Final Countdown plays like a grand-scale episode of The Twilight Zone. It's really no more than that, and time-travel movies have grown far more sophisticated since this popular 1980 release, but there's still some life remaining in the movie's basic premise: what if a modern-era navy aircraft carrier--in this case the real-life nuclear-powered USS Nimitz--was caught in an anomalous storm and thrust 40 years backwards in time to the eve of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor? Will the ship's commander (Kirk Douglas) interfere with history? Will the visiting systems analyst (Martin Sheen) convince him not to? Will a rescued senator from 1941 (Charles Durning) play an unexpected role in the future of American politics? Veteran TV director Don Taylor doesn't do much with the ideas posed by this potentially intriguing plot; he seems more interested in satisfying aviation buffs with loving footage of F-14 "Jolly Roger" fighter jets, made possible by the navy's generous cooperation. That makes The Final Countdown a better navy film than a fully fledged time-travel fantasy, but there's a nice little twist at the end, and the plot holes are easy to ignore. James Cameron would've done it better, but this popcorn thriller makes an enjoyable double bill with The Philadelphia Experiment. --Jeff Shannon

  • Island Of Dr Moreau [Blu-Ray]Island Of Dr Moreau | Blu Ray | (06/10/2014) from £7.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (150.25%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Dr. Moreau Braddock (Michael York) a decent young Englishman is miraculously saved by the mysterious Dr. Montgomery (Nigel Davenport) after being thrown overboard a ship sailing in a remote area of the Pacific. Dr. Montgomery is accompanying a cargo of animals destined for a tropical island. At first an 'honoured guest' on the island he finds his contact with the natives increasingly disturbing for they are unlike any men he has ever seen. After it transpires that these men are the result of experiments of the sinister scientist Dr. Moreau (Burt Lancaster) Braddock feels that he is in grave danger: from both these strange creatures and from Dr. Moreau himself. Unable to escape the confines of the island on his own Braddock knows not what to do or whom to turn to...

  • Planet Of The Apes - Primal Collection (Eight Films Box Set) [DVD]Planet Of The Apes - Primal Collection (Eight Films Box Set) | DVD | (24/11/2014) from £17.49   |  Saving you £9.83 (56.20%)   |  RRP £27.32

    All eight films in the science-fiction franchise thus far. In 'Planet of the Apes' (1968) a group of astronauts, led by George Taylor (Charlton Heston), crash lands on a strange planet where mute humans are treated as slaves by intelligent apes. Taylor is hunted down and captured by horse-riding gorillas, and then taken for experimentation by chimpanzee Dr Zira (Kim Hunter). When Zira discovers Taylor's intelligence, she and her fiancé, Cornelius (Roddy McDowall), appeal to the governing council on his behalf, but the appeal fails, leaving the astronaut no choice but to go on the run. Fleeing for his freedom, Taylor soon makes a shocking discovery about the provenance of this strange planet. In 'Beneath the Planet of the Apes' (1970) astronaut Brent (James Franciscus) is on a special mission to rescue George Taylor (Heston). After travelling to the ape village where he was imprisoned, he meets Dr Zira (Hunter) and learns that Taylor was last seen in the Forbidden Zone. Setting off in pursuit he soon discovers that his colleague has been taken prisoner by an underground society of telepathic mutant humans who worship an atomic warhead. In 'Escape from the Planet of the Apes' (1971) Dr Zira (Hunter), Cornelius (McDowall) and Dr Milo (Sal Mineo) escape the nuclear devastation of Earth by travelling back in time in Taylor's spaceship, arriving in Los Angeles in the year 1973. They are initially held in captivity in a zoo, where Milo is attacked and killed by a savage gorilla. When Zira and Cornelius prove their intelligence they are released and hailed as celebrities, but some resent the apes' arrival, seeing them as a threat to human supremacy. In 'Conquest of the Planet of the Apes' (1972) the year is now 1991. Caesar (McDowall), the son of Zira and Cornelius, has been sheltered for 18 years by circus owner Armando (Ricardo Montalban). Following a plague which wiped out all cats and dogs, apes have been adopted as pets by humans, but when Caesar sees them being treated as slaves, he leads his fellow simians in rebellion against their overlords. 'Battle for the Planet of the Apes' (1973) opens in the year 2670 with the ape Lawgiver (John Huston) relating how, following the 1991 simian rebellion, mankind embarked on a terrible nuclear war. In the devastation which followed, Caesar (McDowall) and the apes seized control, ruling benevolently over the human survivors, and working to rebuild society. However, civil war was being fomented by ambitious gorilla general Aldo (Claude Akins), and when Caesar ventured into the devastated city to seek out recordings of his late parents, Cornelius and Zira, he incurred the wrath of a group of mutant human survivors. In 'Planet of the Apes' (2001), Tim Burton's 're-imagining' of the 1968 original, the year is 2029, and Capt. Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) is aboard a spaceship trying to teach apes how to become space pilots. During a routine reconnaissance mission outside the mothership, Leo is sucked into a space-time hole and minutes later makes a crash landing on a strange planet where humans are subjugated by talking apes. Just as a quick death at the hands of the violent ape leader General Thade (Tim Roth) seems inevitable, Leo is rescued by the ape scientist Ari (Helena Bonham Carter). In 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' (2011) James Franco stars as Will Rodman, a genetic engineer working in present-day San Francisco who is performing scientific tests on apes in his attempt to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. His first test subject is Caesar (Andy Serkis), the prototype of a new breed of ape with human-like intelligence. But when Caesar breaks free, a revolution is triggered and an epic war for supremacy breaks out between humankind and the primates of the world. Finally, in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' (2014), Caesar, the hyper-intelligent ape produced by human experimentation, is now the leader of a growing band of cognisant simians as a fragile truce prevails between the apes and humans. Many consider the outbreak of war to only be a matter of time, however, since the human population has been vastly reduced by a devastating virus and their role as the dominant species on Earth is in question. As tensions rise, it may only take a single spark to trigger an explosive war that will pit the humans against the apes in an all-out battle for survival...

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