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  • Commando: Director's Cut [Blu-ray]Commando: Director's Cut | Blu Ray | (04/05/2015) from £8.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (100.11%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Now on Blu-ray™ for the first time ever experience every awesome moment of Commando the way it was intended! In time for the 30th Anniversary this special edition Director’s Cut includes amazing action extensive special features and all the Arnold you could ask for. Retired Delta Force operative Colonel John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) lives a secluded life with his daughter (Alyssa Milano). When she is kidnapped by a brutal former team member seeking revenge Matrix must travel to South America and get her back. Somewhere… somehow… someone’s going to pay!

  • Firestarter [DVD]Firestarter | DVD | (30/01/2012) from £4.99   |  Saving you £1.00 (20.04%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Stephen King wasn't exactly in peak form when he wrote Firestarter, so this 1984 movie adaptation was at a disadvantage even before the cameras rolled. There were so many King movies being made at the time the weaknesses of this one became even more apparent. In her first film role after her memorable appearance in E.T., Drew Barrymore stars as a little girl whose parents acquired strange mental powers after participating in a secret government experiment. From this genetic background she has developed the mysterious ability to set anything on fire at will, especially when she's angry. That makes her very interesting to government officials seeking to exploit her skill as a secret weapon. Her father tries to protect her by using his powers of mind-control, while George C. Scott plays an Indian who believes the girl must be destroyed. There is a routine climax involving a lot of impressive pyrotechnics, but none of this is grounded in a dramatically solid foundation, and none of the characters are developed enough for us to care about them. Director Mark L. Lester, who the following year made Commando with Schwarzenegger, keeps the pace cracking along, but nevertheless the movie gradually turns into a laughable thriller with no suspense whatsoever. It's a movie only a pyromaniac could love. --Jeff ShannonOn the DVD: This is a largely no-frills presentation, albeit with a decent anamorphic print. The only extras are the original theatrical trailer and a nicely presented menu. A fold-out booklet has informative liner notes and a reproduction of the film poster.

  • Showdown In Little Tokyo [1991]Showdown In Little Tokyo | DVD | (30/01/2013) from £6.73   |  Saving you £6.26 (93.02%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Showdown in Little Tokyo is a 1991 martial arts action comedy which, in pitting Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee as LA cops against Japanese drug dealers, plays like a B-movie Tango and Cash or Lethal Weapon 2 (both released just two years before). Between career highs in Rocky IV (1985) and Universal Soldier (1992) it looked as if Lundgren might make it big at the box-office, and clearly wanting to be the new Schwarzenegger he is here directed by Mark L Lester, who had earlier helmed Arnie's Commando (1985). In the event both actor and director headed for straight-to-video territory. The 75-minute running time suggests the studio lost confidence and seriously cut the movie though, as the space between the action is filled with nothing but cringe-inducing dialogue, thriller clichés and Lundgren "romancing" Tia Carrere, it still makes sense. Basing its title on John Carpenter's 1986 fantasy-comedy Big Trouble in Little China and anticipating Rush Hour (1998), Showdown in Little Tokyo alternates between crude tongue-in-cheek moments and action so ludicrous it's unintentionally hilarious . A camp disaster which simply defies belief, this is stupidly entertaining so-bad-its-good six-pack entertainment. On the DVD: There are no extras other than the trailer. The anamorphically enhanced 1.77:1 image offers a good transfer of a grainy print. The stereo sound is clear but for a modern action film seriously lacks impact: gunshots sound like a paper bag popping. --Gary S Dalkin

  • The Dragons of Camelot [DVD]The Dragons of Camelot | DVD | (08/09/2014) from £3.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (69.30%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The Kingdom of Camelot is plunged into darkness after the death of noble King Arthur, as the reign of his cruel sorceress sister, Morgan, begins. Commanding three deadly dragons with her dark magic, she hunts the remaining Knights of the Round Table to the ends of the Earth. Galahad realizes that in order to succeed, they must find his father, Lancelot, who's been in exile for years. Only then will they be able to journey back to Camelot, defeat Morgan and her dragons, and rescue the Lady Gui.

  • Commando [1986]Commando | DVD | (25/08/2003) from £5.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A massively underrated action thriller which kept Schwarzenegger occupied between blockbusters, Commando may be one of the last shoot-out films ever to have real characters in it. Not, of course, that they're anything other than stereotypes, but they're painted with such detailed, positive strokes that it's impossible not to relate to them. Arnie plays a retired military special-ops officer whose daughter (played with an expert balance of cute/feisty by Alyssa Milano) is kidnapped by the baddest of bad guys, who'll only hand her back as and when he's assassinated a tiresome banana-republic president on their behalf. Needless to say, Arnie is deeply annoyed by this, rescues the moppet single-handed amid more bullets and explosions than you can shake a stuntman's pay cheque at, and... well, why spoil the fun by revealing any more? Co-star Rae Dawn Chong gets some nice one-liners as the innocent bystander who gets caught up in the mayhem. The DVD comes with no additional features at all, but who needs 'em anyway? --Roger Thomas

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Collection [Blu-ray] [1982]Arnold Schwarzenegger Collection | Blu Ray | (07/10/2013) from £11.49   |  Saving you £-2.48 (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.75

    PredatorDeep in the jungle several bodies have been discovered skinned and hanging from trees - although who or what could have done this is a mystery. Military covert specialist Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his team are called in to eliminate the threat but once in the heart of the menacing jungle they discover something far worse than they could ever have imagined-the Predator-an alien which has come to Earth with cloaking technology extensive combat skills and a desire to hunt humans for sport. CommandoIn this powerful action classic Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as retired commando John Matrix who is forced back into action when his daughter (Alyssa Milano) is kidnapped. With the help of a feisty stewardess (Rae Dawn Chong) Matrix has only a few hours to find his daughter before she gets killed. The TerminatorArnold Schwarzenegger stars as the most fi erce and relentless killing machine ever to threaten the survival of mankind! An indestructible cyborg - a Terminator (Schwarzenegger) - is sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) the woman whose unborn son will become humanity's only hope in a future war against machines. This legendary sci-fi thriller from pioneering writer/director James Cameron and co-written by Gale Anne Hurd fi res an arsenal of action and heart-stopping suspense that never lets up! Conan The BarbarianArnold Schwarzenegger stars as the legendary warrior and hero Conan the Barbarian. When his parents are killed by a band of brutal marauders and the gang's cold-blooded cult leader (James Earl Jones) the orphaned Conan endures a childhood of merciless slavery only to become a gladiator for the amusement of his captors. Eventually set free Conan begins a dangerous full-blooded quest to avenge his parents' massacre. Now the sword-wielding warrior must vanquish his bloodthirsty enemies in this death-defying action-adventure about courage strength character and the triumph of good over evil.

  • Firestarter [1984]Firestarter | DVD | (17/06/2008) from £8.31   |  Saving you £-2.32 (-38.70%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Stephen King wasn't exactly in peak form when he wrote Firestarter, so this 1984 movie adaptation was at a disadvantage even before the cameras rolled. There were so many King movies being made at the time the weaknesses of this one became even more apparent. In her first film role after her memorable appearance in E.T., Drew Barrymore stars as a little girl whose parents acquired strange mental powers after participating in a secret government experiment. From this genetic background she has developed the mysterious ability to set anything on fire at will, especially when she's angry. That makes her very interesting to government officials seeking to exploit her skill as a secret weapon. Her father tries to protect her by using his powers of mind-control, while George C. Scott plays an Indian who believes the girl must be destroyed. There is a routine climax involving a lot of impressive pyrotechnics, but none of this is grounded in a dramatically solid foundation, and none of the characters are developed enough for us to care about them. Director Mark L. Lester, who the following year made Commando with Schwarzenegger, keeps the pace cracking along, but nevertheless the movie gradually turns into a laughable thriller with no suspense whatsoever. It's a movie only a pyromaniac could love. --Jeff ShannonOn the DVD: This is a largely no-frills presentation, albeit with a decent anamorphic print. The only extras are the original theatrical trailer and a nicely presented menu. A fold-out booklet has informative liner notes and a reproduction of the film poster.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Collection - Predator/Commando/Terminator/Conan The BarbarianArnold Schwarzenegger Collection - Predator/Commando/Terminator/Conan The Barbarian | DVD | (30/07/2007) from £6.19   |  Saving you £0.05 (0.80%)   |  RRP £6.24

    Titles Comprise: Predator:In a place without rules - the hunter has become the hunted. Deep inside the jungles of Latin America Schwarzenegger's team of elite commandos are being slaughtered by a mysterious predator. No longer are they hunters - they are the prey... of an alien whose only instinct is to kill. One by one it strikes with inhuman ferocity. Now to survive with the jungle as their only ally they face their greatest challenge: to stay alive. Commando:In this early action classic that features his unique blend of thrills and offbeat humor Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as retired Colonel John Matrix. The ex-head of a special commando strike team he's forced back into action when his daughter (Milano) is kidnapped. With the help of a feisty stewardess (Chong) Matrix has only a few hours to overcome his greatest challenge: finding his daughter before she gets killed... Terminator:In 2029 giant super-computers dominate the planet hell-bent on exterminating the human race! And to destroy man's future by changing the past they send an indestructible cyborg - a Terminator - back in time to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) the woman whose unborn son will become mankind's only hope. Can Sarah protect herself from this unstoppable menace to save the life of her unborn child? Or will the human race be extinguished by one mean hunk of mutant metal? Conan The Barbarian:Cimmeran Conan is captured as a child after his parents' savage murder by raiding Vanir led by Thulsa Doom head also of the snake-cult of Set. Fifteen years of agony first chained to the Wheel Of Pain grinding grain and then enslaved as a pit fighter forge a magnificent body and indominitable spirit. Freed miraculously one day by his owner Conan with his companions Subotai the Mongol and Valeria the Queen of Thieves sets forth upon his quest to learn ""the riddle of steel"" which his father has prophesied will confer ultimate power; and to kill the arch-villian Thulsa Doom...

  • Commando [Blu-ray]Commando | Blu Ray | (17/03/2008) from £8.49   |  Saving you £11.49 (135.34%)   |  RRP £19.98

    In this early action classic that features his unique blend of thrills and offbeat humor Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as retired Colonel John Matrix. The ex-head of a special commando strike team he's forced back into action when his daughter (Milano) is kidnapped. With the help of a feisty stewardess (Chong) Matrix has only a few hours to overcome his greatest challenge: finding his daughter before she gets killed... Please note: some edits regarding violence and profanity have been made to this DVD print by the studio (20th Century Fox) which were not required by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).

  • Firestarter (Dual Format) [Blu-ray]Firestarter (Dual Format) | Blu Ray | (25/06/2018) from £7.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Firestarter, based on the unforgettable best-seller by esteemed horror author Stephen King, chronicles the extraordinary life of Charlene Charlie McGee. Eight-year-old Drew Barrymore stars as the child who has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance. Can her psychic power and the love of her father save her from the threatening government agency, The Shop, which wants to control her or destroy her? Filled with blazing special effects and featuring an all-star cast including Martin Sheen, Heather Locklear, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher and George C. Scott, Firestarter is directed by Mark L. Lester (Class of 1999, Commando) and driven by a pulsating, thrilling score from Tangerine Dream (Legend, Sorcerer, Risky Business). Special Edition Extra's UK Blu Ray Premier 2K Transfer Audio Commentary With Director Mark L. Lester Audio Commentary with Horror writer and Anthologist Johnny Mains and Film Expert Michael Brooke Playing With Fire: The Making Of FIRESTARTER - Featuring Interviews With Director Mark L. Lester, Actors Freddie Jones, Drew Snyder, Stuntman/Actor Dick Warlock And Johannes Schmoelling Of Tangerine Dream Tangerine Dream: Movie Music Memories - An Interview With Johannes Schmoelling Live Performance Of Charlie's Theme By Johannes Schmoelling Of Tangerine Dream Radio Spot Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature 28 Page Booklet Poster Art Cards Posters & Images from Around the World Theatrical Trailers

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Red Tag Boxset [DVD]Arnold Schwarzenegger Red Tag Boxset | DVD | (15/09/2008) from £6.99   |  Saving you £1.96 (28.04%)   |  RRP £8.95

    Predator Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is the leader of an elite Special Forces team who are called on a mission to the Central American Jungle to rescue a group of hostages from guerrilla territory. But once they arrive they find that there are much bigger things to worry about, like an unidentified creature that is stalking them and killing them off one by one. An outstanding, action-packed blockbuster from the 80’s from director John McTiernan (Die Hard, Last Action Hero). Co-starring Carl Weathers (Rocky) and Sonny Landham (48 Hours). -M.F. The Terminator In this blazing sci-fi classic, Arnold Schwarzenegger is perfectly cast as the fiercest and most relentless killing machine ever to threaten the survival of mankind! From the Oscar winning director of 'Titanic' this fast-paced, cleverly conceived, rip roaring action adventure fires an arsenal of thrills, intriguing plot twists and heart-stopping suspense that never lets up for a minute! In 2029, giant super-computers dominate the planet, hell-bent on exterminating the human race! And to destroy man's future by changing the past, they send an indestructible cyborg - a Terminator - back in time to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), the woman whose unborn son will become mankind's only hope. Can Sarah protect herself from this unstoppable menace to save the life of her unborn child? Or will the human race be extinguished by one mean hunk of mutant metal? Commando In this early action classic that features his unique blend of thrills and offbeat humour, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as retired Colonel John Matrix. The ex-head of a special commando strike team, he's forced back into action when his daughter (Alyssa Milano) is kidnapped. With the help of a feisty stewardess (Rae Dawn Chong), Matrix has only a few hours to overcome his greatest challenge: finding his daughter before she gets killed. Conan The Barbarian Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his striking screen debut as the legendary warrior and hero, Connan the Barbarian. Orphaned by a cold-blooded cult leader (James Earl Jones) and his band of brutal marauders, Connan endures a childhood of merciless slavery only to become a gladiator and fight or his captors. Sent to the far East to hone his fighting skills, Connan is freed and begins a dangerous, full-blooded quest to avenge his bloodthirsty enemies in a death-defying action-adventure about courage, strength, character and the triumph of good over evil.

  • Class of 1984 (Dual Format) Limited Edition) 101 Black Label [Limited Edition] [Blu-ray]Class of 1984 (Dual Format) Limited Edition) 101 Black Label | Blu Ray | (25/02/2019) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    101 Films presents Class of 1984 (1982), title 007 on our Black Label and a UK Blu-ray debut. Extras include a brand new career-retrospective interview with writer Tom Holland (Fright Night), a commentary from director Mark L. Lester (Commando) and interviews with cast and crew. The first 3,000 copies of each title will come complete with a slipcase, and a Limited Edition booklet, including a new interview with the director. An idealistic and naïve music teacher (Perry King) moves to the inner city with his pregnant wife to find that his new school is plagued by drugs and violence. Determined to bring a semblance of order to his classroom, he soon clashes with the school's dominant gang, setting off a chain of escalating events, with potentially fatal consequences. Features: Life is Pain... An interview with writer Tom Holland Limited edition booklet: Includes 'Future Retro: The Punk Culture and 1980s SciFi' by Scott Harrison and 'And Pain is Everything: An interview with director Mark L. Lester' Additional Extras Commentary with director Mark L. Lester Do What You Love - A career retrospective of Perry King History Repeats Itself - An interview with director Mark Lester and composer Lalo Schifrin Blood and Blackboards - Interviews with cast and crew Girls Next Door - Interviews with actors Erin Noble and Lisa Langlois Trailer and TV spots Stills gallery

  • Stealing Candy [2002]Stealing Candy | DVD | (07/06/2004) from £17.96   |  Saving you £-0.98 (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Three ex-cons kidnap a famous movie star and force her to have tripple x-rated sex live on the internet. Fans will pay an absolute fortune to see it. But their plan begins to unravel as fear greed lust and power make a deadly combination and a new game arises... who will live and who will die?

  • Commando: Theatrical Cut [DVD]Commando: Theatrical Cut | DVD | (04/05/2015) from £2.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (234.11%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Retired Delta Force operative Colonel John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) lives a secluded life with his daughter (Alyssa Milano). When she is kidnapped by a brutal former team member seeking revenge Matrix must travel to South America and get her back.

  • Armed And Dangerous [1986]Armed And Dangerous | DVD | (19/05/2008) from £6.73   |  Saving you £3.26 (32.60%)   |  RRP £9.99

    John Candy and Eugene Levy charge into the world of private security in the outrageous action-comedy Armed And Dangerous. Unfortunately they're usually charging in the wrong direction! When Candy abungling cop and Levy an inept lawyer lose their jobs they wind up together at the Guard Dog Security Company. After thorough training in the use of firearms (for two hours) they're raring to go. But even as security guards they can't cut it and rip-offs take place right under their noses. Eventually they figure out the robberies aren't coincidental and that their company is in cahoots with the security union's mobster president (Robert Loggia Jagged Edge). Eager to snag the crooks Candy and Levy set out as spies and in a wild car chase turn a million-dollar heist into an armored carnival! When the dust finally settles Candy and Levy save the day as the hilarious rent-a-cop duowho are never more funny than when they're Armed and Dangerous.

  • Class of 1999Class of 1999 | DVD | (24/09/2007) from £13.48   |  Saving you £2.51 (18.62%)   |  RRP £15.99

    When Miles Langfore (Malcolm McDowell) the head of Kennedy High School decides to take his school back from the gangs robotics specialist Dr. Robert Forrest (Stacy Keach) provides ""tactical education units"". These are amazingly human-like androids that have been programmed to teach and are supplied with devastatingly effective solutions to discipline problems. So when the violent out-of-control students of Kennedy High report for class tomorrow they're going to get a real education... in staying alive!

  • Poseidon Rex [DVD]Poseidon Rex | DVD | (21/10/2013) from £5.49   |  Saving you £7.50 (57.70%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Jackson Slate, famous treasure hunter, is out to find the legendary Lost Gold Of Cortez in the open waters off a secluded island in the Caribbean Sea. Using dynamite to blast his way through centuries of silt, new chasms are created reaching miles below the ancient ocean floor. From here, an ancient evil is released, that quickly, savagely, and without warning, destroys Jackson s boat and kills his crew. The sole survivor of the carnage, Jackson teams up with marine biologist, Sarah, to ventu...

  • Terminator/ Predator/ Commando [DVD]Terminator/ Predator/ Commando | DVD | (13/04/2009) from £6.31   |  Saving you £3.68 (36.80%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Terminator (James Cameron 1984): In this blazing cinematic comic book Arnold Schwarzenegger is perfectly cast as the fiercest and most relentless killing machine ever to threaten the survival of mankind! From the Oscar winning director of Titanic this fast-paced cleverly conceived rip roaring action adventure fires an arsenal of thrills intriguing plot twists and heart-stopping suspense that never lets up for a minute! In 2029 giant super-computers dominate the planet hell-bent on exterminating the human race! And to destroy man's future by changing the past they send an indestructible cyborg - a Terminator - back in time to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) the woman whose unborn son will become mankind's only hope. Can Sarah protect herself from this unstoppable menace to save the life of her unborn child? Or will the human race be extinguished by one mean hunk of mutant metal? Predator (Dir. John McTiernan 1987): It sees the heat of their bodies. It smells their fears. It hunts for sport. It kills for pleasure. In a place without rules - the hunter has become the hunted. Deep inside the jungles of Latin America Schwarzenegger's team of elite commandos are being slaughtered by a mysterious predator. No longer are they hunters - they are the prey... of an alien whose only instinct is to kill. One by one it strikes with inhuman ferocity. Now to survive with the jungle as their only ally they face their greatest challenge: to stay alive. Commando (Dir. mark L. Lester 1985): In this early action classic that features his unique blend of thrills and offbeat humour Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as retired Colonel John Matrix. The ex-head of a special commando strike team he's forced back into action when his daughter (Milano) is kidnapped. With the help of a feisty stewardess (Chong) Matrix has only a few hours to overcome his greatest challenge: finding his daughter before she gets killed...

  • Dead Zone / FirestarterDead Zone / Firestarter | DVD | (20/09/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The Dead Zone: Christopher Walken stars as high school teacher Johnny Smith a car crash victim who emerges from a 5 year coma with the ability to see into people's future. Consequently this extra sensory perception enables Johnny to avert several potential disasters and earns him a degree of local celebrity. After his 5 missing years however Johnny has lost both his job and his fiance and he longs for his former existence minus his new 'gift'. That is until he meets with local politicians and would-be Presidential candidate Greg Still son (Martin Sheen) and sees future-events of genuinely cataclysmic proportions. It is only then that Johnny must come to terms with his powers his conscience and his destiny... Firestarter: Firestarter the best-seller by top writer Stephen King came blazing to the screen in a million saga produced by Dino De Laurentiis. Eight year-old Drew Barrymore who won America's heart in E.T.-The Extra-Terrestrial stars as the child who has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance. But can this power and the love of her father save her from the sinister government agency.. 'The Shop'? The top-notch story an all-star cast that includes George C. Scott Martin Sheen Louise Fletcher Art Carney David Keith and Heather Locklear plus amazing special effects and stunts from the masters who worked on Star Wars E.T.-The Extra-Terrestrial and Raiders Of The Lost Ark make Firestarter the classic 80s horror movie.

  • Hitman's Run [1999]Hitman's Run | DVD | (01/09/2003) from £6.96   |  Saving you £-0.98 (N/A%)   |  RRP £2.99

    The mob's best hitman Tony Lazorka becomes the mob's most wanted when he decides to double-cross his bosses. Using the FBI and the witness protection programme his new identity is made known when a disc changes hands. Now his family is at the mercy of both the Mob and the CIA....

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