"Director: Joseph Losey"

  • Accident / The Family Way [1967]Accident / The Family Way | DVD | (23/06/2003) from £22.95   |  Saving you £-5.96 (-35.10%)   |  RRP £16.99

    Accident: (WS 1.66:1) Following their destructive foray into English class hatreds in 'The Servant' director Joseph Losey and screen writer Harold Pinter turn their attention to the Dons of Oxford. Pinter examines the motivations of several men in a brusque study of love and jealousy centred around one woman. The 'Accidental' death of one of them springs a trap of guilt remorse and thwarted sexual ambition on all concerned. Each scene brings more prickly revelations in a complex and thought provoking masterpiece. The Family Way: (FS 4:3) Based on Bill Naughton's warm hearted play 'The Family Way' is a thought-provoking exploration of the emotional impact of the 1960s sexual revolution. Hayley Mills stars in her first 'X' rated film with Hywel Bennett as two sensitive youngsters who fail to consummate their marriage following the vulgar ribaldry of their typically working class Lancashire wedding.

  • Time Without Pity [1957]Time Without Pity | DVD | (21/04/2008) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Following his blacklisting in the McCarthy witch hunts the American director Joseph Losey worked in England and fashioned this gritty noir thriller about David Graham (Michael Redgrave) an alcoholic father who has 24 hours to prove that his son is not guilty of murder and save him from the gallows. Robert Stanford (Leo McKern) is a car dealer who knows the truth but continues to keep Graham on the defensive. As the clock ticks mercilessly Graham fights a battle against both Stanford as he tries to save his sons life. Time Without Pity was Losey's first film under his own name and retains the director's striking blend of drama and social commentary. The film was also photographed by the legendary Freddie Francis of Elephant Man fame.

  • The Servant [1963]The Servant | DVD | (25/02/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.99

    For anyone interested in voyeurism, role playing, class envy and sexual humiliation, The Servant is an essential buy. Directed by Joseph Losey, scripted by Harold Pinter, it probes away remorselessly at areas other British film-makers would not go near. Dirk Bogarde, the golden boy of 50s British cinema, is transformed into a scheming, unctuous butler, Barrett. Hired by dapper young toff Tony (James Fox), he proceeds gradually to take over his master's life. In one scene, he seduces Tony's fiancée (Wendy Craig). Tony is soon slavering over the voluptuous but vaguely sinister Vera (Sarah Miles), whom he has been told is his butler's sister (in fact, she's Barrett's mistress). Gradually, the lines between master and servant are blurred. Tony becomes beholden to his butler's every whim.Nobody does queasy quite as well as Losey. The American-born director relishes the chance to disrupt the smooth workings of what seems a typical upper-class household. Compared to the bland comedies made at Pinewood in the late 50s, The Servant couldn't help but seem groundbreaking. Thanks to his performance, Bogarde, who'd starred in so many of those comedies, was at last taken seriously as more than a matinee idol. The critics adored the film, which was first released at around the time of the Profumo crisis. "Even if I make 10 better pictures in my lifetime", Losey observed, "I don't suppose one could expect to have such unanimous appreciation and approval again". --Geoffrey Macnab

  • Blind Date aka Chance Meeting [DVD] [1959]Blind Date aka Chance Meeting | DVD | (22/03/2010) from £9.90   |  Saving you £3.09 (23.80%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In this Bafta nominated motion picture Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer (Hardy Kr''ger) hurries to keep a rendezvous with Jacqueline Cousteau (Micheline Presle) an elegant and sophisticated French woman slightly his elder whose relationship with him had turned from art student into one of love trysts. He arrives and is confronted by Detective Police Inspector Morgan (Stanley Baker) who accuses him of having murdered Jacqueline.

  • A Doll's HouseA Doll's House | DVD | (11/02/2008) from £16.20   |  Saving you £-6.21 (-62.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Jane Fonda takes the lead role as Nora Helmer in this adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House which caused such a scandal with its critical stance of marriage. the film was shot entirely on location in Norway and features a haunting score by Michel Legrand.

  • The Servant [1963]The Servant | DVD | (07/01/2008) from £22.93   |  Saving you £-6.94 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    In this landmark drama of class struggle and moral decay a pampered playboy (James Fox) acquires an elegant townhouse complete with a dedicated man servant (Dirk Bogarde). But when the young man's fiance (Wendy Craig) becomes suspicious of the servant's intentions he and his 'sister' (Sarah Miles) thrust the household into a sinister game where seduction is corruption and power becomes the most shocking desire of all. 'The Servant' marked the first of three brilliant film collaborations between director Joseph Losey and playwright Harold Pinter and was nominated for 8 British Academy Awards including Best Actor Best Actress Best Film Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay.

  • Accident [1967]Accident | DVD | (07/01/2008) from £14.83   |  Saving you £1.16 (7.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Stephen is a married Oxford professor experiencing the pangs of a mid-life crisis as he begins to bristle at the stifling emotional repression of the society in which he lives. But things begin to change for him when he meets Anna - one of his students..

  • The Romantic Englishwoman [1975]The Romantic Englishwoman | DVD | (19/07/2004) from £6.98   |  Saving you £-3.99 (-133.40%)   |  RRP £2.99

    A successful novelist faced with writer's block invites a handsome young German poet into to his home to provide input for his troubled screenplay. However little does the author know that the guest had previously embarked on an affair with his wife and wishes to continue their relationship...

  • X The Unknown [1956]X The Unknown | DVD | (26/05/2003) from £7.50   |  Saving you £8.49 (113.20%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A strange blob-like creature terrorises the inhabitants of a Scottish village.

  • The Servant [Blu-ray]The Servant | Blu Ray | (08/04/2013) from £25.63   |  Saving you £-0.64 (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Adapted from Robin Maugham's short story, 1963 drama The Servant marked the first of three collaborations between director Joseph Losey and celebrated playwright Harold Pinter. Experienced manservant Barrett (Dirk Bogarde) starts working for foppish aristocrat Tony (James Fox) in his smart new townhouse. Much to the annoyance of Tony's girlfriend (Wendy Craig), Barrett slowly initiates himself into the house and begins to manipulate his master. Nominated for five BAFTA's and winning three, ...

  • Dirk Bogarde - The Screen Icons CollectionDirk Bogarde - The Screen Icons Collection | DVD | (23/07/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £44.99

    A box set of features starring the inimitable Dirk Bogarde.

  • The Romantic Englishwoman (Blu-ray)The Romantic Englishwoman (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (16/11/2015) from £11.49   |  Saving you £10.50 (91.38%)   |  RRP £21.99

    Superbly acted drama adapted by Tom Stoppard in which Lewis (Michael Caine) suspects that his wife Elizabeth (Glenda Jackson) must be having an affair. Frustrated with her husband’s jealous attempts to manipulate her Elizabeth decides to confirm Lewis’s suspicions by embarking on a steamy affair with a handsome young German Thomas (Helmut Berger) who claims to be a poet but is in fact a drug dealer... Features: ♦ First ever UK Blu-Ray release! ♦ Extras include a recent appreciation and interview with glenda jackson ♦ Starring multiple Oscar award winners Glenda Jackson and Michael Caine ♦ Directed by two time BAFTA nominee Joseph Losey ♦ This star studded cast also features Golden Globe nominee Helmut Berger ♦ Timeout London ***** star review

  • The Joseph Losey CollectionThe Joseph Losey Collection | DVD | (20/10/2008) from £56.68   |  Saving you £-6.69 (N/A%)   |  RRP £49.99

    The Go Between: Summer 1900: Queen Victoria's last and the summer Leo turns 13. He's the guest of Marcus a wealthy classmate at a grand home in rural Norfolk. Leo is befriended by Marian Marcus's twenty-something sister a beauty about to be engaged to Hugh a viscount and good fellow. Marian buys Leo a forest-green suit takes him on walks and asks him to carry messages to and from their neighbor Ted Burgess a bit of a rake. Leo is soon dissembling realizes he's betraying Hugh but continues as the go-between nonetheless asking adults naive questions about the attractions of men and women. Can an affair between neighbours stay secret for long? And how does innocence end? The Servant: In this landmark drama of class struggle and moral decay a pampered playboy (James Fox) acquires an elegant townhouse complete with a dedicated man servant (Dirk Bogarde). But when the young man's fiance (Wendy Craig) becomes suspicious of the servant's intentions he and his 'sister' (Sarah Miles) thrust the household into a sinister game where seduction is corruption and power becomes the most shocking desire of all. Accident: When an accident kills one of his student and Oxford professor (Dirk Bogarde) recounts the circumstances of their meeting. But as these turbulent memories unfold they reveal a series of shocking relationships betrayed by adultery obsession and self-destruction in which nothing is what it seems and everything has its cost. The Criminal: Stanley Baker (Hell Is A City Zulu) stars as underworld kingpin Johnny Bannion sprung from prison by his best friend Mike Carter to mastermind a daring racetrack heist. But when Johnny is sent back to jail shortly after hiding the stolen loot he must survive and ordeal of brutality and betrayal at the hands of his fellow convicts and former accomplices in this gritty drama that was originally advertised as The Toughest Film Ever Made In Britain! Eva: Welsh writer Tyvian Jones (Stanley Baker) seems to have it all Sixties style -- an international best seller an apartment in Rome a gorgeous fianc''e in Virna Lisi - but he's bitter anyway. He meets his existential match in ennui in the mod seductress Eve played by Jeanne Moreau who was never more cynical or iconic. Decked out in pointy pumps and heavy eyeliner listening to Billie Holiday on scratchy LPs as she counts the lire and smokes endless packs of cigarettes in strangers' bedrooms she is the epitome of frayed glamour. An emotional tyrant Eve's casual maneuvering forces Baker to confront his past - and his weaknesses - as a man and an artist. Mr. Klein: As Jews flee Paris Mr. Klein exploits them preying on their desperation by buying their valuables at a fraction of their worth... until he finds his name is shared by a Jewish member of the anti-Nazi resistance. Klein reports this to the authorities only find that he is uncontrollably sinking into the quicksand of mistaken identity. The Sleeping Tiger: An intriguing psychological drama starring Dirk Bogarde as a petty crook who is sheltered by a psychiatrist planning to use him as a guinea pig until Bogarde seduces his wife. The Big Night: After his adored father is savagely beaten by sports writer Al Judge 17 year-old George goes on a mission of revenge. In a twisted coming of age tale George explores the seedy side of his town and in his inability to understand the savage attack gets more than he bargained for.

  • Galileo [1975]Galileo | DVD | (20/09/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This film is about Galileo the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations for modern science. He made one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter he also supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun and suffered persecution at the hands of the Inquisition...

  • The Assassination Of Trotsky [1972]The Assassination Of Trotsky | DVD | (27/12/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Mexico City 1940. Communist parades are celebrating May day. In a hotel room near Zocalo Square there are two people who are destined to play a major part in the events leading to the assassination of Leon Trotsky the ageing idealist and 'dedicated Marxist and atheist' banished from Russia by Josef Stalin who has been given sanctuary by the Mexican Government - Frank Jacson travelling on a Canadian passport who claims to be a Belgian in Mexico avoiding national service and Gita Samuels a one-time translator.

  • Abominable Snowman, The / X The Unknown [1956]Abominable Snowman, The / X The Unknown | DVD | (08/03/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £23.99

    A double bill of vintage horrors from Hammer Studio: Val Guest directs Nigel Kneale's script of The Abominable Snowman (1957) while Leslie Norman directs Jimmy Sangster's Quatermass-inspired X The Unknown (1956).

  • Figures In A LandscapeFigures In A Landscape | DVD | (06/01/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A couple of convicts (Robert Shaw Malcolm McDowell) go on the run in an unnamed Latin American country...

  • Romantic EnglishwomanRomantic Englishwoman | DVD | (11/02/2008) from £11.30   |  Saving you £-5.31 (-88.60%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A successful novelist faced with writer's block invites a handsome young German poet into to his home to provide input for his troubled screenplay. However little does the author know that the guest had previously embarked on an affair with his wife and wishes to continue their relationship...

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