"Director: Irwin Allen"

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  • The Poseidon Adventure [DVD] [1972]The Poseidon Adventure | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £4.00 (66.78%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Hands down, this is the best movie (and was one of the first) to come out of the seemingly endless cycle of disaster movies that dominated box offices during the 1970s. It could even be argued that Titanic owes some of its success to the precedent set by this 1972 blockbuster starring Gene Hackman as a priest who leads a small group of survivors to safety from the bowels of a capsized luxury liner. From its stellar cast to its cheesy, Oscar-winning theme song, The Morning After, the movie has all the ingredients of a popular classic, beginning with a New Year's Eve celebration aboard the ill-fated Poseidon and ending as a pop allegory when the Hackman character becomes a Christ-like martyr. Filmed on spectacular sets where everything down is up and the ship's thick hull points in the direction of salvation, this is "a waterlogged Grand Hotel" (in the words of New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael) that is as entertaining as it is unabashedly brainless. The Poseidon Adventure is filled with performances that rise above the limits of the screenplay. It's also the only movie--unless you count her underwater corpse in Night of the Hunter--that lets Shelley Winters strut her stuff as an aquatic heroine. Who could ask for anything more? --Jeff Shannon

  • The Towering Inferno [Blu-ray] [1974]The Towering Inferno | Blu Ray | (16/11/2009) from £8.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (100.11%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A dedication ceremony at the world's tallest skyscraper turns into a high-rise catastrophe when an electrical flare-up causes a raging fire trapping society's most prominent citizens on the top floor! Winner of three Academy Awards this spectacular suspense thriller features dazzling special effects and a star-studded cast including Paul Newman Steve McQueen William Holden and Faye Dunaway.

  • Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea The Complete Series 1-4 [DVD]Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea The Complete Series 1-4 | DVD | (26/03/2012) from £38.99   |  Saving you £51.00 (130.80%)   |  RRP £89.99

    Below the surface lies a world of adventure!The Complete Collection consists of the 4 seasons, on 31 discs in one box set for the very first time in the UK.Join Admiral Nelson (Richard Basehart), Captain Crane (David Hedison) and the rest of the crew aboard the Seaview, the earth's most powerful nuclear submarine, and dive deep into the unknown in this Complete Collection.

  • Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea [Blu-ray] [1961]Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea | Blu Ray | (04/11/2013) from £14.83   |  Saving you £-1.84 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Dive into Irwin Allen's breathtaking motion picture masterpiece - now even more spectacular in stunning Blu-ray high definition! Walter Pidgeon leads an exciting all-star cast including Joan Fontaine Barbara Eden and Peter Lorre in this timeless undersea adventure filled with dazzling visual effects and gripping suspense. During the maiden voyage of a nuclear submarine the crew is suddenly thrust into a race to save mankind from global catastrophe. But in order to succeed they must fend off enemy sub attacks a simmering on-board mutiny and an incredible array of wondrous - and dangerous - ocean creatures!

  • The Poseidon Adventure [1972]The Poseidon Adventure | DVD | (30/06/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Hands down, this is the best movie (and was one of the first) to come out of the seemingly endless cycle of disaster movies that dominated box offices during the 1970s. It could even be argued that Titanic owes some of its success to the precedent set by this 1972 blockbuster starring Gene Hackman as a priest who leads a small group of survivors to safety from the bowels of a capsized luxury liner. From its stellar cast to its cheesy, Oscar-winning theme song, The Morning After, the movie has all the ingredients of a popular classic, beginning with a New Year's Eve celebration aboard the ill-fated Poseidon and ending as a pop allegory when the Hackman character becomes a Christ-like martyr. Filmed on spectacular sets where everything down is up and the ship's thick hull points in the direction of salvation, this is "a waterlogged Grand Hotel" (in the words of New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael) that is as entertaining as it is unabashedly brainless. The Poseidon Adventure is filled with performances that rise above the limits of the screenplay. It's also the only movie--unless you count her underwater corpse in Night of the Hunter--that lets Shelley Winters strut her stuff as an aquatic heroine. Who could ask for anything more? --Jeff Shannon

  • The Time Tunnel - The Complete Series [DVD] [1968]The Time Tunnel - The Complete Series | DVD | (13/06/2011) from £17.99   |  Saving you £22.00 (122.29%)   |  RRP £39.99

    From the creative genius of Irwin Allen comes one of the most popular and original sci-fi shows of the 1960s, starring James Darren and Robert Colbert! The control of time is potentially the most valuable treasure that man will ever find. Or so believe the scientists of Project Tic Toc. Located beneath the Arizona desert, the ten-year project’s focus is the feasibility of time travel. But when the government reconsiders the project, the scientists have only 24 hours to prove their untested ‘Time Tunnel’ will actually work. Determined to save the project, Dr Tony Newman and Dr Doug Phillips go through the tunnel – and quickly find themselves catapulted from one historical event to another, barely escaping with their lives as their colleagues back in Arizona race to figure out a way to bring them back home. Special Features Unaired Pilot Episode (Original Version) 2002 Unaired TV Pilot ‘Coming Up’ Montage Cast Interviews Time Travellers TV Movie Irwin Allen’s Behind-The-Scenes Home Movies Promotional TV and Radio Spots Visual Effects Camera Test Stills Galleries Original US Broadcast Information Episodes Comprise: Rendezvous With Yesterday End Of The World One Way To The Moon Revenge Of The Gods Secret Weapon The Day The Sky Fell In The Last Patrol Crack Of Doom Massacre Pirates Of Deadman’s Island Devil’s Island Reign Of Terror The Death Trap The Alamo The Night Of The Long Knives Invasion The Revenge Of Robin Hood Visitors From Beyond The Stars Kill Two By Two The Ghost Of Nero The Walls Of Jericho Idol Of Death Billy The Kid Chase Through Time The Death Merchant Attack Of The Barbarians The Kidnappers Merlin The Magician Raiders From Outer Space Town Of Terror

  • Lost In Space - Complete DVD CollectionLost In Space - Complete DVD Collection | DVD | (31/10/2005) from £32.00   |  Saving you £67.99 (212.47%)   |  RRP £99.99

    This collectible DVD set is out of this world! This intergalactic family saga is a one-of-a-kind sci-fi classic that earned an enormous following of devoted fans. Created by legendary film producer Irwin Allen (The Poseidon Adventure Towering Inferno) and set in the space age ""future"" of 1997 this exciting adventure series followed a typical American family their trusty robot and a stowaway villain named Dr. Zachary Smith. In the year 1997 Earth is suffering from massive overpop

  • Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea [DVD] [1961]Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea | DVD | (05/11/2012) from £8.98   |  Saving you £1.01 (10.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea gets a dose of On the Beach in Irwin Allen's visually impressive but scientifically silly Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. While the Seaview, the world's most advanced experimental submarine, maneuvers under the North Pole, the Van Allen radiation belt catches fire, giving the concept "global warming" an entirely new dimension. As the Earth broils in temperatures approaching 170 degrees F, Walter Pidgeon's maniacally driven Admiral Nelson hijacks the Seaview and plays tag with the world's combined naval forces on a race to the South Pacific, where he plans to extinguish the interstellar fire with a well-placed nuclear missile. But first he has to fight a mutinous crew, an alarmingly effective saboteur, not one but two giant squid attacks, and a host of design flaws that nearly cripple the mission (note to Nelson: think backup generators). Barbara Eden shimmies to Frankie Avalon's trumpet solos in the most formfitting naval uniform you've ever seen, fish-loving Peter Lorre plays in the shark tank, gloomy religious fanatic Michael Ansara preaches Armageddon, and Joan Fontaine looks very uncomfortable playing an armchair psychoanalyst. It's all pretty absurd, but Allen pumps it up with larger-than-life spectacle and lovely miniature work. --Sean Axmaker

  • The Lost World [Blu-ray]The Lost World | Blu Ray | (01/06/2015) from £8.98   |  Saving you £9.00 (150.25%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The Lost World is a 1960 fantasy adventure film based on the novel of the same name by Arthur Conan Doyle and from legendary fantasy/adventure director and producer Irwin Allen (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea The Towering Inferno The Poseidon Adventure) An eccentric scientist (Claude Rains – Lawrence of Arabia) returns from the Amazon with news of a distant plateau where creatures from the dawn of time still prowl the jungle. To prove his story he gathers a team of explorers including a journalist (David Hedison – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) a playboy adventurer (Michael Rennie – The Day the Earth Stood Still) a beautiful socialite (Jill St John – Diamonds Are Forever) and a pilot (Fernando Lamas – The Violent Ones) with a secret plan of revenge. But an unexpected attack on their camp leaves the group stranded in a world of dinosaurs and other exotic creatures where humans are no longer lords of the earth they are helpless prey!

  • Lost In Space - Season 1 [1965]Lost In Space - Season 1 | DVD | (23/02/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £49.99

    Lost in Space began life in 1965 as a science-fiction take on The Swiss Family Robinson. Produced by Irwin Allen, then in the midst of his run of spectacular-but-childish TV SF (before he became the master of big-screen disaster movies), the show featured a family of all-American space colonists cast away on a mysterious planet. Gradually the whole thing devolved into a silly (but sometimes fun) exercise in childish camp. This box set includes all 29 black and white episodes from the first season (with a burst of colour at the end of the last show--a foretaste of the garish look of the remaining two seasons) along with "No Place to Hide", the expensive pilot show that sold the series but which prompted Allen to revamp the whole premise in comic mode when network execs responded best to its unintended humour. "No Place to Hide" has action scenes that cropped up in the first six regular episodes but is missing several of the show's trademark aspects, most notably that infectious theme from Johnny Williams (later, John Williams of Star Wars fame) and the scheming presence of Dr Smith (Jonathan Harris) and his alternately menacing and comical robot ("It does not compute"). As the series progresses (or degenerates, depending on your taste), Harris's Smith changes from pantomime villain, a saboteur who is trying to kill the family, into pantomime dame, a panicky old idiot whose foolishness, cowardice and avarice are an endless source of plots. It mostly makes do with the regular cast plus an array of shaggy-suited, snarling aliens, but you do get sterling ham from visiting astronauts such as Warren Oates ("Welcome Stranger"), Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet ("War of the Robots") and a very young Kurt Russell ("The Challenge"). Stories about surviving on an alien world give way to lifts from fairy tale, myth and old movies as Smith gets hold of a wishing cap, becomes a giant, is chosen as a sacrificial king, turns the children over to an alien zoo, squeaks in fright as a werewolf approaches or is cursed with a platinum Midas touch. --Kim Newman

  • Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea - Series Two [DVD]Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea - Series Two | DVD | (13/06/2011) from £39.13   |  Saving you £0.86 (2.20%)   |  RRP £39.99

    The SSRN Seaview the world's most technologically advanced submarine is back and more powerful than ever - now housing the spectacular Flying Sub! Climb aboard with Admiral Nelson (Richard Basehart) Captain Crane (David Hedison) and their crew as they brave hostile waters and explore uncharted depths protecting the world from sinister foreign agents deadly sea creatures and evil scientists bent on world domination! The second series of Irwin Allen's sci-fi TV classic comes to you in glorious colour for the first time. Filled with espionage action sci-fi and suspense Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea is a true TV classic... Prepare to dive!

  • The Lost World [DVD]The Lost World | DVD | (01/06/2015) from £6.59   |  Saving you £8.40 (127.47%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The Lost World is a 1960 fantasy adventure film based on the novel of the same name by Arthur Conan Doyle and from legendary fantasy/adventure director and producer Irwin Allen (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea The Towering Inferno The Poseidon Adventure) An eccentric scientist (Claude Rains – Lawrence of Arabia) returns from the Amazon with news of a distant plateau where creatures from the dawn of time still prowl the jungle. To prove his story he gathers a team of explorers including a journalist (David Hedison – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) a playboy adventurer (Michael Rennie – The Day the Earth Stood Still) a beautiful socialite (Jill St John – Diamonds Are Forever) and a pilot (Fernando Lamas – The Violent Ones) with a secret plan of revenge. But an unexpected attack on their camp leaves the group stranded in a world of dinosaurs and other exotic creatures where humans are no longer lords of the earth they are helpless prey!

  • Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea [1961]Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea | DVD | (01/08/2005) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (27.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Renowned producer Irwin Allen (The Master Of Disaster) produces and directs an all-star cast including Joan Fontaine Barbara Eden Peter Lorre and Frankie Avalon. The stunning visual effects and breathtaking underwater photography make this one of the most respected sci-fi adventure classics of all time. A routine scientific expedition to the North Pole turns into a race to save all mankind when a radiation belt in space causes a fiery inferno on Earth. Admiral Nelson (Walt

  • Land Of The Giants - Series Two [DVD]Land Of The Giants - Series Two | DVD | (13/06/2011) from £39.13   |  Saving you £0.86 (2.20%)   |  RRP £39.99

    The crew and passengers of the crashed spacecraft Spindrift return for the second and final instalment of Irwin Allen's legendary sci-fi series Land of the Giants. Captain Steve Burton (Gary Conway) leads the team of survivors as they continue to fight for survival on the hostile giant planet where they are stranded. With the totalitarian government's Special Investigations Department out to seize the 'little people' at every turn the survivors have their work cut out for them as they attempt to avoid capture and return to Earth. A world of science-fiction and adventure awaits you in the Land Of The Giants. Episodes comprise: 1. The Inside Rail 2. Chamber Of Fear 3. The Mechanical Man 4. Collector's Item 5. Giants And All That Jazz 6. Six Hours To Live 7. The Unsuspected 8. A Place Called Earth 9. Deadly Pawn 10. Land Of The Lost 11. Every Dog Needs A Boy 12. The Clones 13. Comeback 14. Nightmare 15. Home Sweet Home 16. Our Man O'Reilly 17. Panic 18. Pay the Piper 19. The Secret City Of Limbo 20. Doomsday 21. Wild Journey 22. The Deadly Dart 23. Graveyard Of Fools 24. A Small War 25. The Marionettes

  • Fantastic Voyage/Voyage to Bottom of the Sea [1961]Fantastic Voyage/Voyage to Bottom of the Sea | DVD | (02/06/2003) from £12.13   |  Saving you £2.86 (23.58%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Irwin Allen's visually impressive but scientifically silly Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea updates 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea as the world's most advanced experimental submarine manoeuvres under the North Pole while the Van Allen radiation belt catches fire, giving the concept "global warming" an entirely new dimension. As the Earth broils in temperatures approaching 170 degrees F, Walter Pidgeon's maniacally driven Admiral Nelson hijacks the Seaview sub and plays tag with the world's combined naval forces on a race to the South Pacific, where he plans to extinguish the interstellar fire with a well-placed nuclear missile. But first he has to fight a mutinous crew, an alarmingly effective saboteur, not one but two giant squid attacks and a host of design flaws that nearly cripple the mission (note to Nelson: think backup generators). Barbara Eden shimmies to Frankie Avalon's trumpet solos in the most form-fitting naval uniform you've ever seen; fish-loving Peter Lorre plays in the shark tank; gloomy religious fanatic Michael Ansara preaches Armageddon; and Joan Fontaine looks very uncomfortable playing an armchair psychoanalyst. It's all pretty absurd, but Allen pumps it up with larger-than-life spectacle and lovely miniature work. Fantastic Voyage is the original psychedelic inner-space adventure. When a brilliant scientist falls into a coma with an inoperable blood clot in the brain, a surgical team embarks on a top-secret journey to the centre of the mind in a high-tech military submarine shrunk to microbial dimensions. Stephen Boyd stars as a colourless commander sent to keep an eye on things (though his eyes stay mostly on shapely medical assistant Raquel Welch), while Donald Pleasence is suitably twitchy as the claustrophobic medical consultant. The science is shaky at best, but the imaginative spectacle is marvellous: scuba-diving surgeons battle white blood cells, tap the lungs to replenish the oxygen supply and shoot the aorta like daredevil surfers. The film took home a well-deserved Oscar for Best Visual Effects. Director Richard Fleischer, who had previously turned Disney's 1954 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea into one of the most riveting submarine adventures of all time, creates a picture so taut with cold-war tensions and cloak-and-dagger secrecy that niggling scientific contradictions (such as, how do miniaturised humans breathe full-sized air molecules?) seem moot. --Sean Axmaker

  • Studio Classic: Fantastic ClassicsStudio Classic: Fantastic Classics | DVD | (10/10/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £34.99

    Five all time classics from 20th Century Fox. The Fly (Dir. Kurt Neumann 1958): Scientist Andre Delambre becomes obsessed with his latest creation a matter transporter. He has varying degrees of success with it. He eventually decides to use a human subject - himself - with tragic consequences. During the transference his atoms become merged with a fly which was accidentally let into the machine. He winds up with the fly's head and one of it's arms and the fly with Andre's

  • The Poseidon Adventure [1972]The Poseidon Adventure | DVD | (29/05/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Hell Upside Down. One of the most gripping escape films of all time follows ten survivors as they struggle to flee from an ocean liner capsized by a tidal wave. Suspenseful terror combined with the victims' intimate and personal stories results in compelling and heart-stopping drama. The distinguished talents of 15 Academy Award winners along with the incredible special effects make this film a true classic.

  • The Swarm [1978]The Swarm | DVD | (17/02/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Legendarily chintzy "event" producer Irwin Allen (The Towering Inferno) went out with a gargantuan buzz-on with this jaw-droppingly goofy disaster flick. No cliché is left unturned, as a hyperactive strain of hallucination-inducing killer bees get it into their microscopic brains to derail a commuter train, destroy a nuclear power plant and otherwise decimate a veritable cornucopia of washed-up actors (Fred MacMurray, Henry Fonda, Richard Widmark, Patty Duke, Slim Pickens and narcoleptic dreamboat Richard Chamberlain are just a few of the legendary has-beens to get fatally stung by what appears to be airborne coffee grounds). Be sure to stay tuned through the closing credits for a (lawsuit-preventing?) coda absolving the good ol' hardworking American honeybee of any and all sinister charges depicted herein. The Swarm is an irresistibly hilarious chunk of honey-roasted cheese--70s style. --Andrew Wright

  • The Irwin Allen Collection (Land Of The Giants, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, The Time Tunnel) [DVD]The Irwin Allen Collection (Land Of The Giants, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, The Time Tunnel) | DVD | (16/06/2014) from £155.23   |  Saving you £-35.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £119.99

    Revelation Films presents a brand new boxset containing three classic series from 'master of disaster' Irwin Allen: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Land Of The Giants and The Time Tunnel. Appearing in the same set for the very first time in the UK these cult sci-fi series are as popular today as they were when they began airing 50 years ago and this set is sure to delight fans all over again! Voyage To The Bottom Of The SeaJoin Admiral Nelson Captain Crane and the rest of the crew aboard the Seaview the earth's most powerful nuclear submarine and dive deep into the unknown in Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea. Starring Richard Basehart and David Hedison. Land Of The GiantsIt's 1983 and sub-orbital spaceship the Spindrift is drawn into a terrifying space storm forcing it to crash on a hostile planet where 'little people' are hunted down by giants. Join Captain Steve Burton and his crew and passengers as they battle for their lives in Land Of The Giants! Starring Gary Conway Don Marshall Don Matheson Kurt Kasznar Stefan Arngrim Deanna Lund Heather Young Kevin Hagen. The Time TunnelThe control of time is the most valuable treasure that man will ever find... or so believe the scientists of Project Tic Toc. The project's focus is the feasibility of time travel but when the government reconsiders the scientists have only 24 hours to prove their untested 'Time Tunnel'. Will it actually work? Starring James Darren and Robert Colbert. Set contains every episode from each of the three wonderful series with subtitles plus loads of fantastic extras some of which were created exclusively for the UK!

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