"Director: John Guillermin"

  • The Towering Inferno [1974]The Towering Inferno | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (180.36%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Disaster movies used to work because there was little certainty as to who would survive. Not so in this film, really an amalgam of two original stories, about a group of well-to-do celebrants at the top floor of a skyscraper. Cheapo electrical wiring and bad construction management cause an enormous blaze at the lower floors, steadily rising to consume the revellers. Newman's an architect, McQueen a firefighter and Fred Astaire a kind old gentleman, for which he was Oscar-nominated. OJ Simpson plays a security guard who rescues a cat. Now that's a disaster. -- Keith Simanton, Amazon.com

  • 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.

  • Death On The Nile [Blu-ray]Death On The Nile | Blu Ray | (23/10/2017) from £12.09   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A visually sumptuous and quintessentially British production, Death on the Nile won an Oscar® for Anthony Powell's costume design and introduced Peter Ustinov in his first portrayal as the Belgian detective Poirot. Abroad a luxury Nile steamer a mystery assassin takes the life of an heiress. EXTRAS Making Of Interview with costume designer Anthony Powell Interview with Dame Angela Lansbury Interview with producer Richard Goodwin Behind the scenes stills gallery Costume designs stills gallery

  • The Blue Max [DVD] [1966]The Blue Max | DVD | (09/04/2012) from £6.73   |  Saving you £3.26 (48.44%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The Blue Max is highly unusual among Hollywood films, not just for being a large-scale drama set during the generally cinematically overlooked Great War, but in concentrating upon air combat as seen entirely from the German point of view. The story focuses on a lower-class officer, Bruno Stachel (George Peppard), and his obsessive quest to win a Blue Max, a medal awarded for shooting down 20 enemy aircraft. Around this are built subplots concerning a propaganda campaign by James Mason's pragmatic general, rivalry with a fellow officer (Jeremy Kemp), and a love affair with a decadent countess (Ursula Andress) As directed by John Guillermin (best known for 1974's The Towering Inferno), the film's main assets are epic production values, great flying scenes and stunning dogfights. The weak point is the sometimes ponderous character drama, not helped by Peppard who is too lightweight an actor to convince as the driven anti-hero. Clearly influenced by Kubrick's Paths of Glory (1958), The Blue Max is a cold, cynical drama offering a visually breathtaking portrait of a stultified society tearing itself apart during the final months of the Great War. On the DVD: The Blue Max DVD's only extra is a very grainy original trailer presented at 1.77:1. However, for the first time the film itself is complete to buy: the reel which was missing from the widescreen video release being restored here. Also included is the original intermission music. The film is presented anamorphically enhanced at a ratio approximating the original 2.35:1 CinemaScope, though some shots clearly have details cropped at the sides of the frame. Picture quality is good with an acceptable level of grain, which increases significantly during the brief back projection shots. There is a little print damage, but nothing too distracting and the aerial photography itself looks wonderful. The four-channel Dolby Prologic sound is excellent for a film of this age, with Jerry Goldsmith's superb score having richness and clarity and providing almost all the emotional impact. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Death On The Nile [DVD]Death On The Nile | DVD | (23/10/2017) from £11.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A visually sumptuous and quintessentially British production, Death on the Nile won an Oscar® for Anthony Powell's costume design and introduced Peter Ustinov in his first portrayal as the Belgian detective Poirot. Abroad a luxury Nile steamer a mystery assassin takes the life of an heiress. EXTRAS Making Of Interview with costume designer Anthony Powell Interview with Dame Angela Lansbury Interview with producer Richard Goodwin Behind the scenes stills gallery Costume designs stills gallery

  • I Was Monty's Double [1958]I Was Monty's Double | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £6.06   |  Saving you £6.93 (114.36%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In World War II North Africa an actor is set the task of posing as Field Marshal Montgomery in an effort to confuse the Nazis. Based on a true story.

  • The Bridge At Remagen [1968]The Bridge At Remagen | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (100.17%)   |  RRP £11.99

    Fine casting, rugged characters and authentic military detail make The Bridge at Remagen one of the best World War II action films of the 1960s. Based on actual incidents during the final Allied advance on Germany in March 1945, the story focuses on the US Army's exhausted 27th Armoured Infantry, assigned to seize the bridge at Remagen, on the Rhine river, to prevent 50,000 German troops from retreating to safety. Lt Hartman (George Segal) leads the mission, while a Nazi major (Robert Vaughn) defies orders by attempting to hold the bridge instead of blowing it up. With strong emphasis on war's harsher realities, the film's compelling characters illustrate the camaraderie of survivors and the heroism of mavericks in the thick of battle. Segal and Ben Gazzara effectively convey a hard-won friendship, and the film's dynamic action (filmed in Czechoslovakia and Italy) never overwhelms the story's emotional impact. This is highly recommended. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Agatha Christie's Death On The Nile [1978]Agatha Christie's Death On The Nile | DVD | (16/06/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Poirot (Peter Ustinov) has a set of murder suspects on a boat in the Nile after a rich heiress is killed. Can he find the culprit before they reach port?

  • War Box Set 2War Box Set 2 | DVD | (06/11/2006) from £21.58   |  Saving you £-1.59 (-8.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Films comprise: 1. I Was Monty's Double (Dir. John Guillermin 1958) 2. Ice Cold In Alex (Dir. J. Lee Thompson 1958) 3. Went The Day Well? (Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti 1942)

  • Death On The Nile [1978]Death On The Nile | DVD | (07/01/2008) from £5.48   |  Saving you £7.51 (137.04%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Peter Ustinov makes his debut as Agatha Christie's brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in this lavish and star-studded follow-up to Murder On The Orient Express. As Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board and every elegant passenger becomes a prime suspect. Can Poirot identify the killer and motive before the ship of clues reaches the end of its murderous journey? Bette Davis David Niven Angela Lansbury Maggie Smith Mia Farrow George Kennedy Olivia Hussey Simon MacCorkindale Jane Birkin Jack Warden and Lois Chiles co-star in this sumptuous Oscar-winning classic adapted by Anthony Shaffer (Sleuth) and filmed on location throughout exotic Egypt.

  • War Collection [DVD]War Collection | DVD | (28/04/2010) from £13.11   |  Saving you £1.14 (9.62%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A Bridge Too Far: In September 1944, flush with success after the Normandy Invasion, the Allies confidently launched Operation Market Garden, a wild scheme intended to put an early end to the fighting by invading Germany and smashing the Reich's war plants. But a combination of battlefield politics, faulty intelligence, bad luck and even worse weather led to the disaster beyond the Allies' darkest fear.The Great Escape: One of the most ingenious and suspenseful adventure films of all time, The Great Escape is a masterful collaboration between director John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven), screenwriters James Clavell ('Shogun') and W.R. Burnett and composer Elmer Bernstein. Based on a true story.The Battle Of Britain: This is a spectacular retelling of a true story that shows courage at its inspiring best. Few defining moments can change the outcome of war . But when the outnumbered Royal Air Force defied unsurmountable odds in engaging the German Luftwaffe, they may well have altered the course of history!

  • King Kong [1976]King Kong | DVD | (21/10/2002) from £11.45   |  Saving you £7.53 (89.01%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Dino De Laurentiis' remake of the original hairy monster movie features remarkable special effects by Rick Baker. Fred Wilson (Charles Grodin) head of an oil drilling expedition to the remote island of Micronesia discovers a stow-away on his ship Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges) a zoologist in search of a prehistoric creature fabled to exist on the island. Off the coast of Micronesia they rescue Dwan (Jessica Lange) a beautiful woman shipwrecked in the treacherous seas. On the islan

  • Comedy Classics - Miss Robin Hood [1952]Comedy Classics - Miss Robin Hood | DVD | (02/04/2007) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Long Lost Comedy Classics is a collection of films from a golden age of British Cinema remembered for timeless stars and some unique movies that have stood the test of time. So why not take a trip down memory lane and see how cinema used to be? In this delightful fantasy adventure a mild-mannered newspaper columnist (Richard Hearne) finds himself presented with an intriguing proposition from an elderly fan (Margaret Rutherford). She suggests that they conspire to steal a secret whiskey formula from ruthless distillers who themselves stole it from her family in years gone by. With the recipe back in hand however it's not long before they attract attention from the Inspectors of Scotland Yard.

  • King Kong Lives [DVD]King Kong Lives | DVD | (16/04/2012) from £5.38   |  Saving you £0.61 (11.34%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Beginning with the dramatic closing minutes of the Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange 1976 blockbuster remake, 'King Kong Lives' brings the legendary Kong back to life! After falling to his death (or so everyone thought) from the World Trade Centre, fast forward 10 years and the mighty Kong is on life support with Dr. Amy Franklin (Linda Hamilton) ready to perform an operation to return him to life - if only they can find a blood match. Back in Kong’s native Africa, doctors miraculously discover a female gorilla of Kong’s size just in time and the operation is a success. But the U.S. Army soon learns of the pair and is determined to capture them and avoid the bloodshed of the first rampage. But this is King Kong, America’s biggest hero, and he’s back and he’s not happy!!

  • Adelphi Collection Volume 3: T [Blu-ray]Adelphi Collection Volume 3: T | Blu Ray | (14/02/2011) from £8.49   |  Saving you £11.50 (135.45%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The third release of the BFI's pioneering Adelphi Collection is a double bill showcasing two early films by John Guillermin (The Towering Inferno Death on the Nile). The Crowded Day (1954) is an engaging bittersweet comedy-drama focusing on the intertwined lives of a group of shop girls working in a London department store in the 1950s with a wonderful cast including John Gregson Joan Rice Dora Bryan Thora Hird Prunella Scales Sid James and Dandy Nicholls; Song of Paris (1952) is a charming romantic comedy which sees an archetypal Englishman - suavely played by Dennis Price - return from a jaunt abroad to face a dastardly foreign Count in a duel for the hand of a beautiful mademoiselle.

  • Agatha Christie DVD Collection [1974]Agatha Christie DVD Collection | DVD | (24/06/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    The four films in this Agatha Christie Murder Mystery Collection demonstrate exactly why Christie's reassuringly formulaic whodunits have been extraordinarily resilient source material. In each we find a corpse (or several), an assorted group of suspects gathered in a self-contained location, all with a motive to commit murder, and the coincidental presence of the totem detective (Poirot or Miss Marple). Between 1974 and 1981, producers John Brabourne and Richard Goodwin mined the Christie seam for some of its ripest riches. Murder on the Orient Express (1974), directed by Sidney Lumet, features a cavalcade of stars including Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall, John Gielgud and Sean Connery; while Christie herself gave Albert Finney's Poirot her blessing. The Art Deco setting exudes glamour; the plot is preposterously diverting; the lighting, silvery and washed-out, giving the suspects an appropriately grim and ghoulish air. With a superior Anthony Shaffer screenplay Death on the Nile (1978) saw Peter Ustinov taking over as Poirot. The backdrop of ancient Egyptian monuments helps bring this adaptation a touch of class, complemented by composer Nino Rota's epic theme tune. The Mirror Crack'd (1980) features Elizabeth Taylor and Kim Novak as rival Hollywood legends descending on a quaint English village to make a film, with Rock Hudson as Taylor's husband and Angela Lansbury as a rather unconvincingly robust Miss Marple. Shaffer returned to the fray, adapting Evil Under the Sun (1981) and moving Poirot from the Cornish Riviera to an island off the coast of Albania. Ustinov reprises his role and Maggie Smith returns, camper than ever, as the hotel owner inconvenienced by murder. On the DVD: It's a pity that the sound quality hasn't been sharpened up, though: Murder on the Orient Express sometimes evokes memories of the muffled incoherence of an old fleapit. Apart from trailers, extras are few and far between. There are no cast lists or filmographies. But Death on the Nile and Evil Under the Sun both feature interesting short promotional "'making of"' documentaries in 4:3 format. --Piers Ford

  • The Steve Mcqueen Collection - Tom Horn / Towering Inferno / Bullitt / The Cinncinatti / Never So Few [DVD]The Steve Mcqueen Collection - Tom Horn / Towering Inferno / Bullitt / The Cinncinatti / Never So Few | DVD | (17/09/2012) from £14.99   |  Saving you £3.86 (20.50%)   |  RRP £18.85

    UK Release 5-Disc DVD Set (Tom Horn / The Towering Inferno / Bullitt / The Cincinnati Kid / Never So Few) - TOM HORN: The saga of Tom Horn - areal-life "enforcer" of Old West days - held a particular fascination for another legend. Hollywood icon Steve McQueen starred in and executive produced what would be his next-to-last movie, a gritty, exciting recreation of Horn's latter-day career in a turn-of-the-century West where gentler ways supplanted the law of the gun - and Horn would be an unwitting victim of that change. THE TOWERING INFERNO: The world's tallest building is skyscraping testimony to ingenuity and innovation. In the hands of "Master of Disaster" film producer Irwin Allen ("The Poseidon Adventure"), it's also the world's tallest matchstick. An all-star cast gathers for this tall story of lofty dimensions: eight Academy Award nominations and three Oscars. On the night of the building's dedication, fire erupts, trapping people on the upper floors... and igniting multiple tales of heroism and loss involving a firefighter (Steve McQueen), an architect (Paul Newman) and others caught in the steel-and-glass inferno (including William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire and Jennifer Jones). With Star power, pyrotechnics and suspense in abundance, THE TOWERING INFERNO sizzled at box offices worldwide. BULLTIT: Detective Frank Bullitt's new assignment seems routine: protecting a star witness for an important trial. But before the night is out, the witness lies dying, and the cool, no-nonsense Bullitt (Steve McQueen) won't rest until the shooters - and the kingpin pulling their strings - are nailed. From opening shot to closing shootout, BULLITT crackles with authenticity: on location San Francisco filming, crisp dialogue and to-the-letter police, hospital and morgue prodcedures. An Oscar winner for Best Film Editing (1968), this razor-edged thriller features one of cinema history's most memorable car chases. Buckle up... and brace for unbeatable action.

  • King Kong [1976]King Kong | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £7.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Fred Wilson (Charles Grodin) head of an oil drilling expedition to the remote island of Micronesia discovers a stow-away on his ship Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges) a zoologist in search of a prehistoric creature fabled to exist on the island. Off the coast of Micronesia they rescue Dwan (Jessica Lange) a beautiful woman shipwrecked in the treacherous seas. On the island the expedition witness a mysterious ritual to a strange beast called Kong. They soon realise that Kong is the gigantic ape that Prescott is searching for.

  • The Agatha Christie CollectionThe Agatha Christie Collection | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £26.98   |  Saving you £13.01 (48.22%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Murder On The Orient Express: The first of several lavish Christie adaptations from producers John Brabourne and Richard Goodwin introducing Albert Finney as the first screen Hercule Poirot. This 1974 production of Agatha Christie's 1934 classic is a judicious mixture of mystery murder and nostalgia. Which member of the all-star cast onboard the luxurious train perforated the no-good American tycoon with a dagger twelve times? Was it Ingrid Bergman's shy Swedish missionary; or Vanessa Redgrave's English rose; Sean Connery as an Indian Army Colonel: Michael York or Jacqueline Bisset; perhaps Lauren Bacall; Anthony Perkins or John Gielgud as the victim's impassive butler. Finney spreads unease among them with subdued wit and finesse. Arguably the most successful screen adaptation of a Christie novel in addition to Bergman's Oscar for Best Supporting Actress 'Murder On The Orient Express' achieved nominations for Best Actor Screenplay Photography Costume Design and Music Score. (Dir. Sidney Lumet 1974) Death On The Nile: Peter Ustinov makes his debut as Agatha Christie's brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in this lavish and star-studded follow-up to Murder On The Orient Express:. As Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board and every elegant passenger becomes a prime suspect. Can Poirot identify the killer and motive before the ship of clues reaches the end of its murderous journey? Bette Davis David Niven Angela Lansbury Maggie Smith Mia Farrow George Kennedy Olivia Hussey Simon MacCorkindale Jane Birkin Jack Warden and Lois Chiles co-star in this sumptuous Oscar-winning classic adapted by Anthony Shaffer (Sleuth) and filmed on location throughout exotic Egypt. (Dir. John Guillermin 1978) The Mirror Crack'd: Mirror mirror on the wall who is the murderer among them all? The year is 1953. The small English village of St. Mary Mead home to Miss Jane Marple is delighted when a big American movie company arrives to make a movie telling of the relationship between Jane Grey and Elisabeth I starring the famous actresses Marina Rudd and Lola Brewster. Marina arrives with her husband Jason and when she discovers that Lola is going to be in the movie with her she hits the roof as Lola and Marina loathe each other on sight. Marina has been getting death threats and at a party at the manor house Heather Babcock after boring Marina with a long story drinks a cocktail made for Marina and dies from poisoning. Everybody believes that Marina is the target but the police officer investigating the case Inspector Craddock isn't sure so he asks Miss Marple his aunt to investigate... (Dir. Guy Hamilton 1980) Evil Under The Sun: Evil is everywhere. Even in paradise... Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate a case for an insurance company regarding firstly a dead woman's body found on a moor and then a important diamond sent to the company to be insured turns out to be a fake. Poirot discovers that the diamond was bought for Arlena Marshall by Sir Horace Blatt and Arlena is on her honeymoon with her husband and step-daughter on a tropical island hotel. He joins them on the island and finds that everybody else starts to hate Arlena for different reasons - refusing to do a stage show stopping a book and for having an open affair with Patrick Redfern another guest in full view of his shy wife. So it's only a matter of time before Arlena turns up dead strangled and Poirot must find out who it is.... (Dir. Guy Hamilton 1982)

  • 12 O'Clock High/ 633 Squadron/ Blue Max [DVD]12 O'Clock High/ 633 Squadron/ Blue Max | DVD | (13/04/2009) from £13.48   |  Saving you £-3.49 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Titles Comprise: Twelve O'Clock High: A Masterpiece...One Of The Finest Casts Put On A Motion Picture Screen. -Hollywood Reporter This gritty World War II action drama starring Gregory Peck Oscar'' winner Dean Jagger Hugh Marlow Gary Merrill and Millard Mitchell is seen as one of the most realistic portrayals of the heroics and perils of war. Convinced an Air Force commander is at the breaking point Brigadier General Savage (Peck) takes over his struggling bomber group. At first resentful and rebellious the flyers gradually change as Savage guides them to amazing feats. But the stress of command soon takes its toll and the weary general reaches his own breaking point. Authentic aerial battle footage and numerous acclaimed performances make Twelve O'Clock High a credible stirring tale of courage and sacrifice. 633 Squadron: With the fate of Europe still hanging in the balance a disparate bunch of brave Mosquito pilots are ordered on a near suicide low-level mission to destroy a Nazi rocket fuel depot in Norway... To make the film which was based on a true story a squadron of legendary de Havilland Mosquito fighter-bombers was resurrected from near extinction. Dazzling flying sequences bone-shaking sound and superb special effects help to make this one of the most realistic air combat films ever to reach the screen. The Blue Max: A raging war time thriller featuring spectacular aerial combat sequences. It's the story of Bruno Stachel (George Peppard) a cold ambitious German combat pilot in World War One. As brave as he is ruthlessa he excels in combat wins the highest medals The Blue Max and becomes a national hero... The Blue Max is among the best aviation films ever made with outstanding photography by Douglas Slocombe ('2001: Space Odyssey) spectacular dogfights and a dramatic score by Jerry Goldsmith.

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