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  • The Guns Of Navarone (Special Edition) [1961]The Guns Of Navarone (Special Edition) | DVD | (12/02/2007) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    One of the most exciting action films ever made! It's W.W. II and concealed deep within the solid rock of a cliff impregnable to assault by sea or air are the German Army's mighty guns of Navarone. Because they control a strategic channel in the Aegean Sea it's imperative that the guns are destroyed. A specialised commando team is assembled. Included are mountaineer Keith Mallory explosive expert Corporal Miller Greek resistance fighter Andrea Stravos and British Major Franklin. Led by Mallory the team's goal is to reach Navarone and sabotage the colossal guns....

  • Ice Cold In Alex 60th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [2017]Ice Cold In Alex 60th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (19/02/2018) from £12.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    1942: The Libyan war zone, North Africa. After a German invasion a British ambulance crew are forced to evacuate their base but become separated from the rest of their unit. Somehow they must make it to Alexandria, but how? Their only hope is a dilapidated ambulance named Katy and an irrational, alcoholic soldier known as Captain Anson. Facing landmines, Nazi troops, spies and the merciless, scorching, brutal environment of the desert, can Captain Anson face his demons and make the road to hell a journey to freedom? Features: NEW Steve Chibnall on J. Lee Thompson NEW Interview with Melanie Williams Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, University of East Anglia Interview with Sylvia Syms John Mills Home Video Footage Original Trailer Behind The Scenes Stills Gallery Extended Clip from A Very British War Movie Documentary

  • Ice Cold In Alex 60th Anniversary Edition [DVD] [2017]Ice Cold In Alex 60th Anniversary Edition | DVD | (19/02/2018) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    1942: The Libyan war zone, North Africa. After a German invasion a British ambulance crew are forced to evacuate their base but become separated from the rest of their unit. Somehow they must make it to Alexandria, but how? Their only hope is a dilapidated ambulance named Katy and an irrational, alcoholic soldier known as Captain Anson. Facing landmines, Nazi troops, spies and the merciless, scorching, brutal environment of the desert, can Captain Anson face his demons and make the road to hell a journey to freedom? Features: NEW Steve Chibnall on J. Lee Thompson NEW Interview with Melanie Williams Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, University of East Anglia Interview with Sylvia Syms John Mills Home Video Footage Original Trailer Behind The Scenes Stills Gallery Extended Clip from A Very British War Movie Documentary

  • The Guns Of Navarone [1961]The Guns Of Navarone | DVD | (04/12/2000) from £8.39   |  Saving you £11.60 (58.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This rousing, explosive 1961 World War II adventure, based on Alistair MacLean's thrilling novel, turns the war thriller into a deadly caper film. Gregory Peck heads a star-studded cast charged with a near impossible mission: destroy a pair of German guns nestled in a protective cave on the strategic Mediterranean island of Navarone, from where they can control a vital sea passage. As world-famous mountain climber turned British army Captain, Mallory (Peck) leads a guerrilla force composed of the humanitarian explosives expert, Miller (David Niven), the ruthless Greek patriot with a grudge, Stavros (Anthony Quinn), veteran special forces soldier Brown (Stanley Baker) and the cool, quiet young marksman Pappadimos (James Darren). This disparate collection of classic types must overcome internal conflicts, enemy attacks, betrayal and capture to complete their mission. Director J. Lee Thompson sets a driving pace for this exciting (if familiar) military operation, a succession of close calls, pitched battles and last-minute escapes as our heroes infiltrate the garrisoned town with the help of resistance leader Maria (Irene Papas) and plot their entry into the heavily guarded mountain fort. Carl Foreman's screenplay embraces MacLean's role call of clichés and delivers them with style, creating one of the liveliest mixes of espionage, combat and good old-fashioned military derring-do put on film, while Dimitri Tiomkin's score is as sturdy as the rock of Navarone itself. --Sean AxmakerOn the DVD: This special-edition DVD gives the modern-day viewer a taste of what movies were like in 1961. Four curious featurettes are included, produced as publicity for the film. James Darren narrates a little ditty at his honeymoon in Malta during filming; Irene Papas narrates a giddy, old-fashioned look at "Two Girls on the Town". There is even a filmed bit with producer-writer Carl Foreman that was shown once at the premiere. The 30-minute retrospective, "Memories of Navarone", made in 1999 has the expected reminiscences from Gregory Peck and Anthony Quinn. Director J. Lee Thompson's audio commentary is a bit frustrating; he's now in his 80s, and most of his recollections are slow in coming. A historian could have brought out the film's history (it was the most expensive movie ever made at time of release) and produced a more vital viewing. --Doug Thomas

  • Death Wish 1-5 [DVD]Death Wish 1-5 | DVD | (13/01/2014) from £20.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (42.88%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Death WishIn this explosive story of revenge and urban violence Charles Bronson plays Paul Kersey a bleeding-heart liberal who has a change of opinion after his wife and daughter are violently attacked by a gang of thugs in their apartment. His daughter is raped and his wife is raped and murdered. Bronson then turns vigilante as he stalks the mean streets of New York on the prowl for muggers hoodlums and the like. Death Wish is a violent controversial film that is frank and original in its treatment of urban crime and the average citizen's helplessness in dealing with it. Herbie Hancock wrote the musical score and Jeff Goldblum makes his big screen debut as one of the thugs. Death Wish 2Paul Kersey is trying to pick up the pieces of his life in Los Angeles California. His architectural business is successful he has a new girlfriend and although his daughter hasn't recovered from the trauma of her assault she's slowly becoming happier and learning to speak again. But peace is not destined to last and Kersey soon finds himself the victim of a petty crime when some street punks swipe his wallet but this is only a light premonition of things to come. Not satisfied with the wallets contents decides to escalate their crime to a home invasion. They break into Kersey's home and when he tries to retaliate Kersey is viciously beaten and his maid is kicked to death. The punks kidnap his daughter and bring her to their hideout where they rape her thereby causing her to commit suicide. Now Kersey has lost all faith in the justice system and offers no co-operation with local law enforcement. He has plans of his own for each of the thugs that assaulted his family...plans that include their premature deaths. The UK version is based on the unrated version but was censored approx. 3 mins. by the BBFC. Death Wish 3He's Judge Jury and Executioner! Paul Kersey doesn't seek out violence. It just seems to find him. But when it does... he's not about to back down! Charles Bronson brings out the heavy artillery in this gun-blazing no-holds-barred thriller! Road-worn and battle-weary Kersey longs to leave his fighting days behind him. But when he arrives in New York to visit an old friend he finds him brutally attacked and gasping for breath in a pool of blood! Now the silent avenger must wage war once more on the city's punks thugs and hoodlums. But this time he's brought a small arsenal of guns knives - and even a bazooka - to help him! Death Wish 4: The CrackdownArchitect/vigilante Paul Kersey takes on the members of a vicious Los Angeles drug cartel to stop the flow of drugs after his girlfriend's daughter dies from an overdose. Death Wish 5: The Face of DeathNew York's garment district has turns into Dodge City when mobster Tommy O'Shea muscles in on the fashion trade of his ex-wife Olivia Regent. Olivia is engaged to Paul Kersey who provides a sense of security for herself and her daughter Chelsea. Olivia isn't impressed when Tommy tortures her manager Big Al so Tommy hires an enforcer named Freddie Flakes who is a master of disguise. Freddie dons women's clothing to follow Olivia into a ladies' room where he smashes her face into a mirror causing permanent disfigurement. In the offices of D.A. Tony Hoyle and his associate Hector Vasquez Paul and Olivia vow to see to it that Tommy is prosecuted. Later Freddie and two of his men disguise themselves as cops infiltrate Olivia's apartment and shoot Olivia dead. Now Kersey is ready to take things into his own hands. Kersey follows Tommy's thug Chickie Paconi to the Paconi family bistro where Kersey kills Chickie by lacing his cannelloni with cyanide. Next Paul tricks Freddie out of his fortress-like home and blows him up with a rigged ball. After dispatching the corrupt Hector Vasquez with a gun concealed in a doll Kersey discovers that D.A. Hoyle is in cahoots with Tommy. Using Chelsea as bait Tommy lures Paul to Olivia's factory for a confrontation.

  • Ice Cold In Alex [1958]Ice Cold In Alex | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £16.18   |  Saving you £-3.19 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A tense engrossing adventure set in the 1942 Libyan war zone in the hot Western Desert. A British ambulance officer (John Mills) escapes the siege in Tobruk and tries desperately to get his passengers to safety in Alexandria where he dreams he will have the luxury of an 'ice cold' glass of beer. His passengers include a stranded hospital nurse a Sergeant-Major and a stray South African Officer trying to return to his unit. Despite saving the group from the Germans something is not quite right about the last passenger. As he begins to undermine the group's stamina using psychological tactics the British officer begins to suspect he might be a German spy...

  • Northwest Frontier [1959]Northwest Frontier | DVD | (17/05/2004) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Captain Scott (More) is sent by the British Governor in India to rescue a five year old Hindu prince and his American governess (Bacall) when a rebellion breaks out among the tribesmen. Pursued by the abductors the trio commandeer a derelict steam train to take them 300 miles through the mountains to safety...

  • Happy Birthday to Me [Dual Format] [Blu-ray]Happy Birthday to Me | Blu Ray | (12/12/2016) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Happy Birthday to Me typifies the horror genre prior to the self-reflection and irony that saturated the genre in the late '80s and '90s. A solid cast, decent acting, a well-written script, and relatively high production values result in a solid movie that is engaging on its own in addition to offering a glimpse into the history of '80s horror. The plot follows the rules of the genre (later parodied in such films as the Scream and Scary Movie series). A number of teenagers (played by actors who appear visibly older than their characters) from an elite prep school get into mischievous sexual situations fueled by alcohol and pot smoking. As teens start to disappear, murdered in a variety of violent ways, the film suggests a number of suspects. Is the killer the troubled star played by Melissa Sue Anderson who lost her overbearing, social-climbing mother in a car accident that she survived? Or is it the stern school mistress, the wacky, cool social clown, the social misfit, or none of the above? The film keeps you guessing until the final scene. Happy Birthday is a must-see for serious fans of the horror genre and this release is a solid digital mastering of the movie. Hardcore fans should note that the DVD release was not able to secure the rights to the original soundtrack so this version features an alternate soundtrack of largely nondescript '80s electronic music. --Brian Saltzman

  • Tiger Bay [1959]Tiger Bay | DVD | (17/05/2004) from £4.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (160.32%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Polish sailor Korchinsky (Buchholz) is furious to discover his lover has left him for another man and in a confrontation murders her. The crime is witnessed by 10 year old Gillie (Hayley Mills) who steals the gun used and as officer Graham (John Mills) closes in Korchinsky abducts Gillie...

  • 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.

  • Battle For The Planet Of The Apes [1973]Battle For The Planet Of The Apes | DVD | (22/08/2005) from £6.89   |  Saving you £6.10 (47.00%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Two civilizations battle for the right to inherit what's left of earth! The fifth and final episode in the Planet of the Apes series. After the collapse of human civilization a community of intelligent apes lives in harmony with a group of humans but a community of mutants who reside beneath a destroyed city try to conquer those whom they perceive as enemies. Footage from the previous installments is effective in providing background information as flashbacks in an attempt t

  • Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes [1972]Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes | DVD | (22/08/2005) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (53.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    This fourth film in the ""Planet of the Apes"" series picks up the action a few years after ""Escape from the Planet of the Apes"" left off. At the end of the third movie the ape Cornelius and his wife Zira were murdered by humans when they traveled back in time. However their son Caesar remained behind with kind-hearted circus owner Armando who kept the ape's existence a secret. ""Conquest of the Planet of the Apes"" opens in 1991 after an epidemic has wiped out the dog population

  • Diana Dors - Icon CollectionDiana Dors - Icon Collection | DVD | (27/08/2007) from £79.63   |  Saving you £-19.64 (N/A%)   |  RRP £59.99

    Diana Dors was adored by the British public. A star of the silver screen for nearly forty years the woman once dubbed the 'English Marilyn Monroe' was a larger than life character who had it all. This DVD collection showcases some of the films that made Diana Dors one of Britains most popular female idols and rocketed her to stardom. Set Comprises: Yield to the Night Lady Godiver Rides Again Good Time Girl The Calendar Oliver Twist It's Not Cricket Diamond City A Boy a G

  • The London Box Set [DVD]The London Box Set | DVD | (15/06/2009) from £51.28   |  Saving you £-21.28 (N/A%)   |  RRP £30.00

    Boxset Contains: 1. Pool Of London 2. The Small World Of Sammy Lee 3. The Yellow Balloon 4. The London Nobody Knows / Les Bicyclettes De Bellsize

  • Charles Bronson Collection - Kinjite - Forbidden Subjects/Messenger Of Death/10 To Midnight/Murphy's LawCharles Bronson Collection - Kinjite - Forbidden Subjects/Messenger Of Death/10 To Midnight/Murphy's Law | DVD | (22/01/2007) from £8.49   |  Saving you £3.50 (41.22%)   |  RRP £11.99

    Ten To Midnight: The clock is ticking and time is running out as ace detectives Leo Kessler and Paul McAnn track down a psychotic killer who is brutally slaying young women. Caught in a web of red tape they seem unable to bring the murderer to justice until Kessler's daughter becomes the next victim and revenge becomes the most powerful of motives... Kinjite - Forbidden Subjects: A cop full of hatred can't work by the book. Charles Bronson is at his two-fisted best in this gritty action-packed thriller about a cop hellbent on wiping out a vicious child prostitution ring. Lt. Crow (Bronson) is a veteran L.A. vice cop who nearly goes berserk after his young daughter is molested by an unidentified Asian man. As he battles his own racial prejudices and feelings of rage Crowe is ordered to hunt down a brutal pimp who has kidnapped thedaughter of a Japanese businessman. Hindered by police force superiors Crowe is pushed into a personal war of vengeance pitting himself against a savage urban empire of drugs and sexual depravity. Messenger Of Death: Could a simple feud between brothers lead to the brutal massacre of an entire family? Garret Smith (Bronson) travels to a remote Rocky Mountain town to investigate and uncovers far more sinister motives. As he gets closer to the bizarre truth Smith unravels a plot of greed revenge and religious zealotry. But can he get to the bottom of the murders before an 'avenging angel' visits him with an equally deadly message? Murphy's Law: Charles Bronson is Jack Murphy an L.A. cop and the toughest loner who ever hit the streets. For years Jack made his own rules but now he has been set up accused of murdering his own wife. Handcuffed to a foulmouthed female thief with the police on his trail and the Mob after his blood Murphy must track down the real killer before it's too late!

  • Cape Fear [1961]Cape Fear | DVD | (05/05/2008) from £4.89   |  Saving you £5.10 (51.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum star in Hollywood's classic tale of revenge and murder. Robert Mitchum is unforgettable as Max Cady an ex-con determined to exact a terrible revenge on Sam Bowden (Peck) and his family. Sam is a small-town lawyer whose worst nightmare comes true when the criminal he helped put away returns to stalk his beautiful young wife (Bergen) and teenage daughter (Martin). Despite help from the local police chief (Balsam) and a private detective (Savalas) Sam i

  • The Guns of Navarone [Blu-ray][Region Free]The Guns of Navarone | Blu Ray | (24/10/2011) from £6.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (85.84%)   |  RRP £12.99

    This rousing, explosive 1961 WWII adventure, based on Alistair MacLean's thrilling novel, turns the war thriller into a deadly caper film. Gregory Peck heads a star-studded cast charged with a near impossible mission: to destroy a pair of German guns nestled in a protective cave on the strategic Mediterranean island of Navarone, from where they can control a vital sea passage. As world famous mountain climber turned British army Captain Mallory, Peck leads a guerrilla force composed of the humanistic explosives expert, Miller (David Niven), the ruthless Greek patriot with a grudge, Stavros (Anthony Quinn), veteran special forces soldier Brown (Stanley Baker) and the cool, quiet young marksman Pappadimos (James Darren). This disparate collection of classic types must overcome internal conflicts, enemy attacks, betrayal and capture to complete their mission. Director J. Lee Thompson sets a driving pace for this exciting (if familiar) military operation, a succession of close calls, pitched battles and last-minute escapes as our heroes infiltrate the garrisoned town with the help of resistance leader Maria (Irene Papas) and plot their entry into the heavily guarded mountain fort. Carl Foreman's screenplay embraces MacLean's role call of clichés and delivers them with style, creating one of the liveliest mixes of espionage, combat and good old-fashioned military derring-do put on film. In 1978, the sequel Force 10 from Navarone was released, but MacLean fans will prefer to check out the action-packed thriller Where Eagles Dare. --Sean Axmaker

  • White Buffalo, The [DVD]White Buffalo, The | DVD | (26/10/2015) from £4.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (160.32%)   |  RRP £12.99

  • Cape Fear [1962]Cape Fear | DVD | (08/08/2003) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Cape Fear (1991): The film stars Oscar winner Robert De Niro (Casino Heat) as Max Cady a psychopath who has recently been released from prison. He is out seeking revenge on his lawyer Sam Bowden played by Nick Nolte (48 Hours Thin Red Line) who he believes deliberately withheld information about his case at trial which could have kept him out of jail. He embarks on a mission to terrorise Bowden his wife played by Oscar-winner Jessica Lange (Blue Sky Rob Roy) and their 15 year old daughter played by Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers). A remake of the 1962 classic film this has guest appearances from the stars of the original film Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck. The film is directed by one of the leading filmmakers of his generation Oscar-nominated Martin Scorcese. Cape Fear (1962): The original version of this masterpiece of psychological terror and revenge stars Oscar-winner Gregory Peck (To Kill a Mocking Bird Moby Dick) in the role of Sam Bowden and Robert Mitchum (The Big Sleep The Last Tycoon) as psychotic killer Max Cady. The film also stars Polly Bergen (Cry Baby Move Over Darling) and was directed by highly acclaimed British director J. Lee Thompson (The Guns of Navarone MacKennas Gold).

  • Cape Fear [Blu-ray]Cape Fear | Blu Ray | (20/06/2016) from £7.25   |  Saving you £12.74 (175.72%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Cape Fear is a 1962 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and a remake of the 1962 film of the same name. It stars Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange and Juliette Lewis and features cameos from Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and Martin Balsam, who all appeared in the 1962 original film.Superior to Martin Scorsese's punishing 1962 remake, this 1962 thriller directed by J. Lee Thompson (The Guns of Navarone) stars Robert Mitchum as a creepy ex-con angry at the attorney (Gregory Peck) whom he believes is responsible for his incarceration. After Mitchum makes clear his plans to harm Peck's family, a fascinating game of crisscrossing ethics and morality takes place. Where the more recent version seemed trapped in its explicitness, Thompson's film accomplishes a lot with a more economical and telling use of violence. The result is a richer character study with some Hitchcockian overtones regarding the nature of guilt. --Tom Keogh

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