"Director: Harold Ramis"

  • Groundhog Day [1993]Groundhog Day | DVD | (18/02/2002) from £3.00   |  Saving you £16.99 (566.33%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Bill Murray does warmth in Groundhog Day, a romantic fantasy about a wacky weatherman forced to relive one strange day over and over again, until he gets it right. Snowed in during a road-trip expedition to watch the famous groundhog encounter his shadow, Murray falls into a time warp that is never explained but pays off so richly that it doesn't need to be. Director Harold Ramis (who co-starred with Murray in Ghostbusters) takes an absurd situation and explores its every imaginable comic possibility. The elaborate loop-the-loop plot structure cooked up by screenwriter Danny Rubin is crystal-clear every step of the way, but it is Murray's world-class reactive timing that makes the jokes explode, and we end up looking forward to each new variation. Because none of the other characters are aware that Groundhog Day is continually repeating itself, Murray goes through a repertoire of responses, from conniving lust for Rita (Andie MacDowell) to gleeful nihilism to a Zen resignation worthy of Buster Keaton. Groundhog Day manages the rare feat of producing belly laughs in abundance and also being genuinely wise about the human condition. --David Chute, Amazon.com On the DVD: the disc presents the movie in a 1.85:1 ratio and with Dolby surround sound. There are trailers for Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters and Multiplicity, along with filmographies for Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Andie McDowell and Chris Elliot. This remastered edition also comes with an extended documentary "The Weight of Time", which offers insights into the "European"-style script and production difficulties, but is a little over-lavish in its praise of the actors on set. Thought-provokingly, the documentary also touches upon the spiritual nature of the movie and what it has meant to an audience beyond being a simple comedy. Also included here is a director’s commentary by Ramis which, although informative, has too many long breaks and would surely have benefited from the addition of Bill Murray to the conversation. --Nikki Disney

  • Caddyshack [1980]Caddyshack | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.38   |  Saving you £8.61 (160.04%)   |  RRP £13.99

    A purely tasteless, moronic, guilty pleasure. Director Harold Ramis employs a mixture of Mad magazine National Lampoon maturity and Saturday Night Live sarcasm in this goofball golf comedy set on the grounds of a posh country club. Somewhere buried in the slapstick antics, drug references, Marx Brothers-like insults, and gratuitous sex scenes are the intertwined, forgettable subplots of a poor caddie (Michael O'Keefe) trying to earn enough cash to attend college, and golf-tournament and class battles between rich and even richer snobs. Mainly, Ramisjust lets his colourful group of eccentrics crash into each other, relying on several inspired performances to create several hilarious moments of sketch comedy. Most come from the trio of Bill Murray (playing a vile, obsessed groundskeeper engaged in a one-man war with a charismatic and very stuffed gopher), Rodney Dangerfield (basically recreating his crude stand-up routine), and Chevy Chase (who looks bemusedly stoned throughout). Quotable favourites include Murray's acted-out fantasy of winning the Masters, his tall tale about caddying for the Dalai Lama, an overreaching priest's rain-soaked golf game, Dangerfield's verbal assault on the club's uptight dining patrons, and Chase's lesson on the essence of golf ("Be the ball, Danny"). A perfect double feature with other comparably crass films such as National Lampoon's Vacation or Stripes. --Dave McCoy

  • Groundhog Day [Blu-ray] [1993]Groundhog Day | Blu Ray | (05/11/2012) from £4.00   |  Saving you £8.99 (224.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Teamed with a relentlessly cheery producer (Andie MacDowell) and a smart aleck cameraman TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney Pennsylvania to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. On his way out of town Phil is caught in a giant blizzard - which he himself actually failed to predict - and finds himself stuck in a small town hell. Just when things couldn't get worse... they do! Phil wakes the next morning to find that it's Groundhog Day all over again... and again... and again. During the recurring 24 hour nightmare Phil starts to realise that he can also use it to his advantage - to re-write the events of his day and to generally have a whale of a time. But manipulating his day to capture the one woman he really wants is not quite so easy! A truly comic time warp that everyone will enjoy being stuck in!!

  • Chevy Chase Vacation Collection [DVD]Chevy Chase Vacation Collection | DVD | (12/07/2010) from £10.89   |  Saving you £-0.90 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    National Lampoon's Vacation (1983): The inept but sincere Clark W. Griswold (Chevy Chase) takes misfortune in his stride. So what if they lose all their money when their new car gets wrecked? And it's not too bad when Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) deposits sour Aunt Edna (Imogene Coca) in their back seat for a lift to Phoenix. But what really keeps Clark's eyes on the road is a flirtation with a mysterious blonde (Christie Brinkley) in a red Ferrari... National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985 ): Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo return as Clark and Ellen winners of a European tour on which their teenagers Rusty (Jason Lively) and Audrey (Dana Hill) join them. Deluxe accommodations...aren't. Clark tries left-sided English driving leaving Stonehenge unhinged. In Bavariaia slap-dancing polka turns into a slaphappy free-for-all. It's holiday road havoc for the Griswalds - and your high road to hilarity! National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989): The Griswolds' Christmas holiday is anything but an occasion for peace on earth and there's certainly not much goodwill to spare when the rest of the repulsive family arrive for a spot of rejoicing. The third in the series is one of the best - who hasn't lived through the horror of hanging the Christmas lights and then spending hours looking for the one bulb that's broken? National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation (1997): This time the Griswolds are on a roll! Chevy Chase returns as bubbly bumbling Clark in Vegas Vacation a jokers-are-wild laughfest including two other stars from past Vacations. Beverly D'Angelo is back as wife Ellen doting on the guy she calls Sparky and Randy Quaid again delights as grubby goofball Cousin Eddie. Ethan Embry and screen-debuting Marisol Nichols are Griswold teens who love the round-the-clock nightlife as long as they don't share it with mum and dad! From Siegfried and Roy's extravaganza to a Hoover dam tour from cruising to losing (Wallace Shawn as a shifty blackjack dealer) to amorous crooning (Wayne Newton falls for Ellen): watch Clark try to keep family and wallet together!

  • Multiplicity [1996]Multiplicity | DVD | (08/12/2003) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (-12.40%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Doug Kinney (Michael Keaton) is in need of a little help. With a demeaning job and adoring wife (Andie MacDowell) and two children who have baseball matches and ballet classes to attend there just simply aren't enough hours in the day to enjoy any of it. Doug's real problem is that he has too many commitments and not enough time! He is literally on the verge of a breakdown when quite by chance he meets the world famous geneticist Dr Owen Leeds who offers Doug the opportunity to regain control of his life... if he agrees to have himself cloned. Doug agrees - with hilarious consequences.

  • National Lampoon Vacation Boxset [Blu-ray] [Region Free]National Lampoon Vacation Boxset | Blu Ray | (29/07/2013) from £11.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £11.99

    Christmas Vacation Special Features: Feature Commentary Theatrical Trailer Vegas Vacation Special Features: Vegas Vacation Trailer National Lampoon's 30th Anniversary Special Features: Introduction by Chevy Chase Randy Quaid and Matty Simmons Commentary by Harold Ramis Chevy Chase Randy Quaid Anthony Michael Hall Dana Barron and Matty Simmons Inside Story: National Lampoon's Vacation (A&E Special) Theatrical Trailer

  • Groundhog Day [Blu-ray] [Region A & B & C]Groundhog Day | Blu Ray | (29/01/2018) from £20.00   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Bill Murray is at his wry, wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer (Andie MacDowell) and a smartaleck cameraman (Chris Elliott), TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. After a surprise blizzard traps him in smalltown hell, things get even worse; Phil wakes the next morning to find it's Groundhog Day all over again... and again... and again. Features: Deleted Scenes Audio Commentary with Director Harold Ramis NeedleNose Ned's Picture in Picture Track The Study of Groundhogs: A Real Life Look at Marmots featurette A Different Day: An Interview with Harold Ramis featurette The Weight of Time Documentary

  • Analyze This/Analyze That [2003]Analyze This/Analyze That | DVD | (15/09/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £23.99

    Analyze That has more bada bing than its lukewarm box office reception would lead you to expect. Analyze This (1999) had the advantage of a then-fresh idea--Robert De Niro as a neurotic mob boss seeking therapy with reluctant shrink Billy Crystal--but that idea's stale (and has been handled more authentically in The Sopranos), so this sequel relies on established chemistry and zesty dialogue that matches the original. There's nothing wrong with a retread when it's this funny, and De Niro's latter-day penchant for comedy suits him well when, as kingpin Paul Vitti, he lures Dr Sobel (Crystal) into a prison breakout scheme involving faked catatonia and West Side Story show tunes. The contrived plot involves Vitti's criminal comeback. Unfortunately, there's little room for Lisa Kudrow as Sobel's sarcastic wife, but De Niro's Raging Bull co-star Cathy Moriarty-Gentile is welcomed as a rival mob queen. You want a comedy masterpiece? Fuhgeddaboudit. You want 95 minutes of easy fun? It's right here... and don't miss those obligatory outtakes. --Jeff Shannon

  • Analyze That [2003]Analyze That | DVD | (15/09/2003) from £6.54   |  Saving you £7.45 (53.30%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal return in this comedy sequel as a gangland boss and his put upon psychiatrist.

  • National Lampoon's Vacation [1983]National Lampoon's Vacation | DVD | (28/06/1999) from £4.29   |  Saving you £9.70 (226.11%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Vacation paved the way for the John Hughes movie dynasty of the 1980s. Written by Hughes (who would go on to write, direct, and/or produce The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Uncle Buck, Home Alone, and so on) and directed by Harold Ramis (Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Stuart Saves His Family), the first Vacation movie introduces us to the all-American Griswold family: father Clark (Chevy Chase), mother Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), son Rusty (future Hughes staple Anthony Michael Hall), and daughter Audrey (Dana Barron). They all pile into the car for a cross-country road trip to Walley World, stopping along the way to view the world's biggest ball of twine. John Candy, Imogene Coca, and Randy Quaid (as yokel Cousin Eddie) pop up along the way. The movie was a big hit, and was followed by several sequels--National Lampoon's European Vacation, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, and National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation--but this one is still probably the freshest and funniest of the bunch. --Jim Emerson

  • Groundhog Day [1993]Groundhog Day | DVD | (20/03/2000) from £12.96   |  Saving you £0.03 (0.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Decent, lighthearted and fully amusing slapstick is hard to come by these days, and 1993's Groundhog Day manages to also be genuinely wise about the human condition. All this and belly laughs too! Bill Murray stars as Phil, a bored, petulant news reporter, who is ordered to give his annual live report from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on February 2. Though desperate to get out of the one-horse town and the appallingly sentimental assignment, Phil finds himself reliving the same day over and over again until he finally mends his ways. The film takes an absurd situation and explores its every imaginable comic possibility. Because none of the other characters are aware that Groundhog Day is continually repeating itself, Phil goes through a repertoire of responses, from conniving lust for Rita (Andie MacDowell) to gleeful nihilism to a Zen resignation worthy of Buster Keaton. Murray is reliably good, and this flick gives him a chance to be warm (though never fuzzy).

  • Groundhog Day [4K Ultra HD] [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Groundhog Day | Blu Ray | (15/07/2019) from £14.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Bill Murray is at his wry, wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer (Andie MacDowell) and a smart-aleck cameraman (Chris Elliott), TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. After a surprise blizzard traps him in small-town hell, things get even worse; Phil wakes the next morning to find it's GROUNDHOG DAY all over again and again and again. Blu-ray Disc Special Features: Deleted Scenes Audio Commentary with Director Harold Ramis Needle Nose Ned's Picture-In-Picture Track The Study of Groundhogs: A Real-Life Look At Marmots A Different Day: An Interview with Harold Ramis The Weight of Time Documentary

  • Analyze This / Analyze That [1999]Analyze This / Analyze That | DVD | (21/03/2006) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (27.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Analyze This: De Niro deftly spoofing the wiseguy roles that have been a staple of his estimable career plays powerful New York crime family racketeer Paul Vitti. Crystal always one joke ahead of sleeping with the fishes is shrink Ben Sobel who has just days to resolve Vitti's emotional crisis and turn him into a happy well-adjusted gangster. Yes Sobel is a family psychiatrist. But surely this isn't the kind of family he had in mind! Analyze That: They locked up

  • Bedazzled [2000]Bedazzled | DVD | (02/08/2004) from £6.41   |  Saving you £7.84 (152.23%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A remake of the classic Peter Cook & Dudley Moore comedy, with Brendan Fraser as the young man given seven wishes in order to turn his life around from Liz Hurley’s sultry Satan.

  • Year One [Blu-ray]Year One | Blu Ray | (02/11/2009) from £13.48   |  Saving you £8.51 (63.13%)   |  RRP £21.99

    When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers (Jack Black and Michael Cera) are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world in Sony Pictures' comedy "Year One".

  • Caddyshack 1 And 2Caddyshack 1 And 2 | DVD | (28/08/2006) from £12.13   |  Saving you £3.86 (24.10%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Caddyshack: Greenkeeper Carl Spackler is about to start World War III - against a gopher. Pompous Judge Smails plays to win but his nubile niece Lacey Underall wants to score her own way. Playboy Ty Webb shoots perfect golf by becoming the ball. And country club loudmouth Al Czeervik just doubled a $20 000 bet on a 10-foot putt. Insanity? No Caddyshack! Chevy Chase Rodney Dangerfield Bill Murray and Ted Knight tee off for a sidesplitting round of fairway foolishness! Ca

  • Analyze This [1999]Analyze This | DVD | (03/04/2000) from £6.46   |  Saving you £7.53 (53.80%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Cast Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal together in a film and it should be a sucker's bet as to who's going to be funnier and who's going to give the more nuanced performance. Somehow, though, De Niro walks away with most of the laughs, mugging gleefully through Analyze This, a buddy action-comedy about a mob boss (De Niro, naturally) suffering from panic attacks who makes a shrink (Crystal, naturally) an offer he can't refuse--actually, it's not really an offer, it's a command. The good doctor is forced to help the gangster get in touch with his feelings. Had the brilliant TV series The Sopranos not underscored how thin and formulaic director-cowriter Harold Ramis's approach to such potentially rich material actually is, the movie--a hit in cinemas (and De Niro's biggest film ever)--would seem more fresh. De Niro is definitely a hoot as the ever milder menace and Crystal actually concentrates on giving a credible performance opposite the acting legend (alas, he doesn't turn his character's fear of his patient into inspired comedy, as Alan Arkin did in Grosse Pointe Blank). The conclusion devolves into the requisite gunplay and Chazz Palminteri and Lisa Kudrow are criminally wasted as an opposing mob boss and Crystal's fiancée, respectively, but overall, Analyze This is breezy fun. --David Kronke

  • Caddyshack [Blu-ray] [1980]Caddyshack | Blu Ray | (17/04/2019) from £7.79   |  Saving you £10.20 (56.70%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A purely tasteless, moronic, guilty pleasure. Director Harold Ramis employs a mixture of Mad magazine National Lampoon maturity and Saturday Night Live sarcasm in this goofball golf comedy set on the grounds of a posh country club. Somewhere buried in the slapstick antics, drug references, Marx Brothers-like insults, and gratuitous sex scenes are the intertwined, forgettable subplots of a poor caddie (Michael O'Keefe) trying to earn enough cash to attend college, and golf-tournament and class battles between rich and even richer snobs. Mainly, Ramisjust lets his colourful group of eccentrics crash into each other, relying on several inspired performances to create several hilarious moments of sketch comedy. Most come from the trio of Bill Murray (playing a vile, obsessed groundskeeper engaged in a one-man war with a charismatic and very stuffed gopher), Rodney Dangerfield (basically recreating his crude stand-up routine), and Chevy Chase (who looks bemusedly stoned throughout). Quotable favourites include Murray's acted-out fantasy of winning the Masters, his tall tale about caddying for the Dalai Lama, an overreaching priest's rain-soaked golf game, Dangerfield's verbal assault on the club's uptight dining patrons, and Chase's lesson on the essence of golf ("Be the ball, Danny"). A perfect double feature with other comparably crass films such as National Lampoon's Vacation or Stripes. --Dave McCoy

  • The Ice HarvestThe Ice Harvest | DVD | (23/10/2006) from £8.98   |  Saving you £6.00 (85.84%)   |  RRP £12.99

    John Cusack stars in this festive comedy set in an icebound Wichita, Kansas.

  • Groundhog Day/Ghostbusters/Stripes [DVD]Groundhog Day/Ghostbusters/Stripes | DVD | (12/10/2009) from £8.48   |  Saving you £7.50 (136.61%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Groundhog Day: Teamed with a relentlessly cheery producer (Andie MacDowell) and a smart aleck cameraman TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney Pennsylvania to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. On his way out of town Phil is caught in a giant blizzard - which he himself actually failed to predict - and finds himself stuck in a small town hell. Just when things couldn't get worse they do! Phil wakes the next morning to find that it's Groundhog Day all over again. And again. And again. During the recurring 24 hour nightmare Phil starts to realise that he can also use it to his advantage; to re-write the events of his day and to generally have a whale of a time. But manipulating his day to capture the one woman he really wants is not quite so easy... Ghostbusters: When the University downsized the para-psychology department Doctors Venkman ( Bill Murray) Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Spengler (Harold Ramis) make the leap from scientist to Ghostbusters investigators and exterminators of paranormal pests! The bewitching Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) discovers her refrigerator has become a portal into the spiritual dimension our heroes then come face to face with an ancient evil force with plans to raise hell in Manhattan! Stripes: When John Winger (Bill Murray) loses his job his car his apartment and his girlfriend-all in one day-he decides he only has one option: volunteer for Uncle Sam. Way over their head they eventually learn the ropes and manage to take a top-secret U.S. recreational vehicle behind the Iron Curtain on a road trip...

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