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  • Jack Rosenthal at the BBC Collection [DVD]Jack Rosenthal at the BBC Collection | DVD | (04/04/2011) from £35.08   |  Saving you £0.91 (2.59%)   |  RRP £35.99

    Jack Rosenthal's name stands high in the list of television's greatest dramatists. With a career that started on early episodes of Coronation Street he was well-advised to launch into writing plays and began by drawing on his own experiences in The Evacuees directed by a young Alan Parker. Jack Rosenthal brought to his writing knowledge of and love for the everyman; the man or woman in the street the worker labourer taxi driver parent and child. Witty insightful rich in irony and human observation even his villains reveal a human side he couldn't resist exploring. These five plays capture a playwright at his zenith in a range of work that speaks both to his experience and his empathy. Featuring Maureen Lipman Maria Charles Adrienne Posta Jonathan Lynn John Duttine Tom Wilkinson Anna Carteret and Laura Howard they are sure to be treasured by anyone who appreciates fine drama - or anyone who simply enjoys life.

  • Villain [Blu-ray] [2020]Villain | Blu Ray | (30/03/2020) from £10.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    1971 British gangster drama VILLAIN is directed by Michael Tuchner, his feature film debut. Starring Richard Burton (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) as a sadistic London gang leader inspired by Ronnie Kray, the film is based on James Barlow's 1968 book Burden of Proof. East end gang chief Vic Dakin is a violent psychopath who lives with his mother (Cathleen Nesbitt, An Affair to Remember) whilst making a living by running a prosperous protection racket. After a tip off for a potential payroll heist opportunity, Dakin starts planning the job, bringing in a gang from the criminal underworld alongside associate Wolfe Lissner (Ian McShane, John Wick). Detective Inspector Robert Matthews (Nigel Davenport, Chariots of Fire) has been tasked to arrest Dakin when he makes his first mistake and is watching his every move, determined to catch him in the act. When a gang member is hospitalised and Matthews is closing in, can Dakin silence him before he confesses all? Extras: New: Interview with Ian McShane New: Interview with cultural historian Matthew Sweet Original Trailer Behind the scenes stills gallery

  • Wilt [1988]Wilt | DVD | (14/08/2006) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Based on the hilarious novel by Tom Sharpe and starring Grif Rhys-Jones and Mel Smith, "Wilt" is a story of a disappearance, mistaken identity and a blow-up doll.

  • Fear Is The Key [1972]Fear Is The Key | DVD | (05/11/2007) from £9.09   |  Saving you £3.90 (42.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Following the death of his family in an aeroplane crash a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible

  • Villain [1971]Villain | DVD | (03/09/2007) from £7.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (62.58%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Murderous sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his criminal empire. The brutal Vic cuts the throat of one bloke who has been a little too loose-lipped afraid that his gossiping may turn into a grand operatic performance for the coppers. Vic who enjoys playing at rough trade with his sidekick Wolfe plans a payroll robbery and directs the blackmail

  • Follyfoot - Series 1-3 - CompleteFollyfoot - Series 1-3 - Complete | DVD | (20/10/2008) from £22.99   |  Saving you £27.00 (117.44%)   |  RRP £49.99

    Follyfoot was based on an idea by novelist Monica Dickens and starred Gillian Blake Steve Hodson and Christian Rodska as the trio of workers at a retirement home for old or unwanted horses. A collection of every episode from each series!

  • The Hunchback Of Notre Dame [1982]The Hunchback Of Notre Dame | DVD | (23/10/2006) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (141.45%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Classic version of Hugo's tragic tale of unrequited love. Quasimodo is the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame taunted and brutalised by the townspeople because of his repellent appearance. Despite his outward appearance however Quasimodo has a tender heart as he demonstrates when he falls in love with beautiful gypsy girl Esmerelda.

  • Wessex Tales [DVD]Wessex Tales | DVD | (12/04/2010) from £21.58   |  Saving you £-1.59 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Wessex Tales

  • The Likely Lads [Blu-ray]The Likely Lads | Blu Ray | (01/04/2019) from £12.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Spinning off from the incredibly popular 1960s sitcom and its BAFTA-winning 1970s sequel, James Bolam and Rodney Bewes star as Terry Collier and Bob Ferris, two life-long friends with vastly different outlooks on life! Written by comedy legends Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais - who would go on to further success with series like Porridge and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - The Likely Lads is presented here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from the original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio. Thelma's continued annoyance at her husband Bob's disruptive friend shows no sign of abating. But when Terry lands himself a new girlfriend Thelma sees her chance to finally get Terry married off and out of her and Bob's life forever! Her solution of touring the north of England in a caravan, however, leaves a lot to be desired...

  • Anthony Hopkins - In The Frame CollectionAnthony Hopkins - In The Frame Collection | DVD | (29/10/2007) from £22.98   |  Saving you £2.01 (8.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    This box set contains the following films: The Looking Glass War (Dir. Frank Pierson) (1969): In exchange for political asylum Polish defector Leiser (Jones) agrees to return behind the Iron Curtain to confirm the suspicions of the British Security Chief that East Germany is building a rocket in violation of the disarmament pact. Once in East Berlin Leiser falls in love with a beautiful young girl and the couple decide to flee the espionage experts - both East and West - to start a new life together. But they soon find themselves pawns in the brutal game where the stakes are human lives. 84 Charing Cross Road (Dir. David Hugh Jones) (1986): A heart-warming drama in which Anne Bancroft stars as a New York collector of rare books. Little does she know that a letter to a small bookshop in London will lead to a 20 year love affair with the staff and the city... Remains Of The Day (Dir. James Ivory) (1993): Stevens is the perfect English butler. Now employed by Mr Lewis the new American owner of Darlington Hall Stevens has spent the best part of his working life serving Lord Darlington the host of many prestigious international conferences in the 1930s. It was only when war broke out in 1939 that Lord Darlington's involvement with the Nazi party was uncovered. Now twenty years later Stevens realizes that his unquestioning faith and dedication to duty were misplaced and cost him dearly in his own personal life. Over several years he carried on an intense relationship with the Estate's attractive young housekeeper Miss Kenton. But his unwavering sense of duty led Stevens to deny his emotions - and eventually drive away the one woman he loved. Now he wants to make amends... Legends Of The Fall (Dir. Edward Zwick) (1994): Colonel William Ludlow (Sir Anthony Hopkins) built a ranch in the remote foothills of the Montana Rockies where he brought up his three sons away from the carnage of the Indian wars. Alfred (Aidan Quinn) the eldest is dutiful and reserved Samuel (Henry Thomas) the beloved youngest is compassionate and idealistic while the middle brother Tristan (Brad Pitt) has a wild untameable spirit. Into this masculine world enters Susannah Finncannon (Julia Ormond) a beautiful intelligent woman who stirs a passion and rivalry in all three brothers that will change the course of their lives and shape their destinies forever. From the rugged prairie lands of 19th Century America to the trenches of World War I and the changing world beyond 'Legends of the Fall' is a sweeping star-studded epic - a passionate journey into the darkest secrets of love betrayal and the unbreakable bonds of blood. Bram Stoker's Dracula (Dir. Francis Ford Coppola) (1992): Francis Ford Coppola returns to the original source of the Dracula to create a modern masterpiece. It follows the tortured journey of the devastatingly seductive Transylvanian Prince (Gary Oldman) as he moves from Eastern Europe to 19th century London in search of his long lost Elisabeta who is reincarnated as the beautiful Mina (Winona Ryder)... The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Dir. Michael Tuchner) (1982): Classic version of Hugo's tragic tale of unrequited love. Quasimodo is the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame taunted and brutalised by the townspeople because of his repellent appearance. Despite his outward appearance however Quasimodo has a tender heart as he demonstrates when he falls in love with beautiful gypsy girl Esmerelda.

  • Back To The Secret Garden [1999]Back To The Secret Garden | DVD | (06/01/2003) from £4.19   |  Saving you £-2.20 (-110.60%)   |  RRP £1.99

    Twelve-year old Lizzie has come to Misselthwaite Manor now a home for young war orphans run by housekeeper Martha and there she meets fellow orphans Robert Stephen and Geraldine. Endlessly curious full of spark and life Lizzie soon learns about the secret garden and wants to find out more. But Martha is fearful of its mysteries and has forbidden any of the children from venturing inside- a strictly observed rule that Lizzie is determined to break! With a stolen key in her hand she enters the garden and discovers that something once so beautiful has starved of love and is dying from neglect- but how does she restore it to it's former splendour?

  • Villain [DVD] [2020]Villain | DVD | (30/03/2020) from £9.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    1971 British gangster drama VILLAIN is directed by Michael Tuchner, his feature film debut. Starring Richard Burton (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) as a sadistic London gang leader inspired by Ronnie Kray, the film is based on James Barlow's 1968 book Burden of Proof. East end gang chief Vic Dakin is a violent psychopath who lives with his mother (Cathleen Nesbitt, An Affair to Remember) whilst making a living by running a prosperous protection racket. After a tip off for a potential payroll heist opportunity, Dakin starts planning the job, bringing in a gang from the criminal underworld alongside associate Wolfe Lissner (Ian McShane, John Wick). Detective Inspector Robert Matthews (Nigel Davenport, Chariots of Fire) has been tasked to arrest Dakin when he makes his first mistake and is watching his every move, determined to catch him in the act. When a gang member is hospitalised and Matthews is closing in, can Dakin silence him before he confesses all? Extras: New: Interview with Ian McShane New: Interview with cultural historian Matthew Sweet Original Trailer Behind the scenes stills gallery

  • Wilt [Blu-ray]Wilt | Blu Ray | (10/02/2020) from £13.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Henry Wilt spends his evenings walking his dog and fantasising about murdering his domineering wife, Eva. Whilst incredibly drunk at a party, Wilt's entanglement with a life-size inflatable doll ends with him dumping it in a convenient hole at a building site. The following morning, when Eva cannot be found, Wilt's activities attract the suspicion of the dogged Inspector Flint of Norwich CID, who firmly believes that Mrs Wilt is now pushing up twenty tons of pre-mixed concrete... Griff Rhys Jones and Mel Smith star as the hapless Wilt and his single-minded pursuer in this classic comedy film, adapted from Tom Sharpe's outrageously funny novel by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick. Co-starring Alison Steadman and Diana Quick, Wilt is presented here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from the original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio. SPECIAL FEATURES: Archive interviews Location footage Theatrical trailer Image gallery

  • Tales Of The UnexpectedTales Of The Unexpected | DVD | (08/04/2013) from £17.53   |  Saving you £2.46 (14.03%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Featuring all the first series episodes from the acclaimed mystery/suspense TV series. Episodes Comprise: 1. Man From the South 2. Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat 3. William and Mary 4. Lamb to the Slaughter 5. The Landlady 6. Neck 7. Edward the Conqueror 8. A Dip in the Pool 9. The Way Up to Heaven

  • The Likely Lads [1976]The Likely Lads | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £8.49   |  Saving you £4.50 (34.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Bob (Rodney Bewes) and Terry (James Bolam) find their lifelong friendship beginning to change as Terry becomes involved with a new woman and the lads' weekly drinks sessions stop. Bob is dismayed but his wife sees the opportunity to get Terry married off and put a wedge between the friends. Of course this being a spin-off from the popular BBC sitcom nothing runs smoothly as they all embark on a caravan touring holiday!

  • Back to the Secret Garden [1999] [DVD]Back to the Secret Garden | DVD | (29/03/2010) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £2.99

    Twelve-year-old Lizzie (Camilla Belle) has come to Misselthwait Manor now a home for young war orphans run by housekeeper Martha (Joan Plowright) and there she meets fellow orphans Robert (Aled Roberts). Stephen (Justin Girdler) and Geraldine (Florence Hoath). Endlessly curious full of spark and life Lizzie soon learns about the Secret Garden and wants to find out more. But Martha is fearful of its mysteries and has forbidden any of the children from venturing inside - a strictly observed rule that Lizzie is determined to break! With stolen key in hand she enters the garden and discovers that something once so beautiful has starved of love and is dying from neglect - but how to restore it to its former splendour?

  • The Likely Lads [1976]The Likely Lads | DVD | (22/04/2002) from £11.64   |  Saving you £2.35 (16.80%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Dating from 1976, The Likely Lads belongs to an often-reviled genre--the feature-length spin-off from the 1970s sitcom. However, these were often a great deal better than TV purists make them out to be. The Dad's Army film, for example, more than measures up to the original series, the first Steptoe and Son movie is as sublime as any 1960s kitchen sink drama and much funnier, while this incarnation of The Likely Lads reaches heights of hilarity not even scaled by the splendid sitcom from which it was derived. Starring Rodney Bewes as Bob and James Bolam as Terry, this is an aimless but endlessly entertaining saga that takes in a calamitous caravan holiday in drizzly Northumbria, a farcical escapade in a seaside guest house and innumerable minor capers in between. The real business here, however, is in Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais' script and characterisation. Most of their best work involves men in confinement of some sort (Porridge, Auf Wiedersehen Pet) and here it's Bob who finds himself timidly chafing at the clutches of domestic "bliss" as personified by wife Thelma (played magnificently and underratedly by Brigit Forsyth, avoiding all the usual battleaxe clichés). He's jealous of the footloose Terry, even though the latter is clearly frustrated at his rootless existence ("I've learned nothing. Y'know what it'll say on my gravestone? "None the Bloody Wiser"!"). Beyond a mere nostalgia-fest, this is vintage, essential Brit-comedy. On the DVD: The Likely Lads is presented in widescreen 1.78:1. Unfortunately, this comedic milestone comes only with the original trailer by way of extras. --David Stubbs

  • Wilt [1988]Wilt | DVD | (07/07/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Based on the hilarious novel by Tom Sharpe and starring Grif Rhys-Jones and Mel Smith, "Wilt" is a story of a disappearance, mistaken identity and a blow-up doll.

  • Bar Mitzvah Boy [DVD]Bar Mitzvah Boy | DVD | (16/04/2012) from £17.53   |  Saving you £0.46 (2.62%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Eliot Green is turning 13 and about to undergo one of the great rituals of Judaism: the Bar Mitzvah, when a boy becomes a man, and the party that celebrates it is the event of a lifetime. To Eliot’s mother, Rita, it’s a grand stage on which to present the accomplishments of her family to a waiting world. To her husband Victor, it’s an expensive party, getting more expensive every day. To Lesley, his sister, it means endless responsibility and pouring oil like a troubled daughter. To Grandad Wax it’s tradition. And to Rabbi Sherman it’s another Shabbat, another Bar Mitzvah over and time to put his feet up - or so he thinks... Witty, insightful, rich in irony and human observation, Bar Mitzvah Boy stands as one of Jack Rosenthal’s most famous and most popular plays, rich in universal humour and creating, in young Eliot and his mother, their friends and relatives, some of his most memorable characters.. Special Features: Introduction by Maureen Lipman Subtitles

  • 3 Classic Cult Comedies - Wilt / Leon The Pig Farmer / Personal Services [1988]3 Classic Cult Comedies - Wilt / Leon The Pig Farmer / Personal Services | DVD | (20/10/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Wilt - Henry Wilt is a teacher of liberal studies to students on day-release from the nearby pie factory. His night-time fantasies are full of ways in which to murder his bossy wife Eva. When she goes missing Police Inspector Russell Flint attempts to charge Wilt for the 'crime'... Leon The Pig Farmer - A young Jewish estate agent in London suffers an identity crisis when he discovers that his real father is a Yorkshire pig farmer... Personal Services - Julie Walters gives a sterling performance in this riotous comedy which takes a look behind the scenes at the sex-life of the British inspired by the life the notorious Madam Cynthia Payne...

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