"Director: Richard Lester"

  • Superman 2 [1980]Superman 2 | DVD | (24/09/2001) from £5.49   |  Saving you £8.50 (60.80%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Director Richard Lester (A Hard Day's Night) took over the franchise with this first sequel in the series, though the film doesn't look much like his usual stylish work. (Superman III is far more Lesteresque.) Still, there is a lot to like about this film, which finds Superman grappling with the conflict between his responsibilities as Earth's saviour and his own needs of the heart. Choosing the latter, he gives up his powers to be with Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), but the timing is awful: three renegades from his home planet, Krypton, are smashing up the White House, aided by the mocking Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman). The film isn't nearly as ambitious as its predecessor, but the accent on relationships over special effects (not that there aren't plenty of them) is very satisfying. --Tom Keogh

  • The Superman Movie Anthology [DVD]The Superman Movie Anthology | DVD | (17/09/2012) from £16.49   |  Saving you £-3.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.95

    The Superman Movie Anthology [DVD] [DVD] (2012) Christopher Reeve; Brandon Routh

  • A Hard Day's Night [DVD]A Hard Day's Night | DVD | (21/07/2014) from £9.55   |  Saving you £6.44 (67.43%)   |  RRP £15.99

    In 1964 the biggest band on the planet made their big screen debut with A Hard Day's Night a ground-breaking film that presented a 'typical' day in the life of The Fab Four as they tried to outrun screaming fans find Paul's mischievous grandfather deal with a stressed TV producer and make it to the show on time. Directed with unrelenting verve by Richard Lester whose innovative techniques paved the way for generations of music videos the film's frenetic mix of comic escapades legendary one-liners and pop perfection captured a moment in time that defined a generation. The most iconic band in music history had arrived. Special Features: In their own voices: A new piece combining 1964 interviews with The Beatles with behind-the-scenes footage and photos You can't do that: The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night': a documentary by producer Walter Shenson including an outtake performance by The Beatles Things they said today: Documentary about the film featuring director Richard Lester music producer George Martin screenwriter Alun Owen and Cinematographer Gilbert Taylor Picturewise: A new piece about Richard Lester's early work featuring a new audio interview with the director Anatomy of a style: A new piece on Richard Lester's methods Interview with author Mark Lewisohn Audio Commentary with Cast and Crew 50th Anniversary Trailer

  • Three Musketeers/Four Musketeers [1973]Three Musketeers/Four Musketeers | DVD | (04/08/2008) from £9.79   |  Saving you £6.20 (63.33%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The Three Musketeers: The young D'Artagnan (Michael York) arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a king's musketeer. He meets and quarrels with three men Athos (Oliver Reed) Porthos (Frank Finlay) and Aramis (Richard Chamberlain) each of whom challenges him to a duel. D'Artagnan finds out that they are musketeers and is invited to join them in their efforts to oppose Cardinal Richelieu (Charlton Heston) who wishes to increase his already considerable power over the king. D'Artagnan must also juggle affairs with the charming Constance Bonancieux (Raquel Welch) and the passionate Milady De Winter (Faye Dunaway) a secret agent for the cardinal. The adventure continues in the 'Four Musketeers'.... The Four Musketeers: D'Artagnan (Michael York) has become a Musketeer. Protestants hold La Rochelle and the Queen loves Buckingham who'll soon send ships to support the rebels. Richelieu enlists Rochefort (Christopher Lee) to kidnap Constance (Raquel Welch) the Queen's go-between and D'Artagnan's love. The Cardinal (Charlton Heston) uses the wily amoral Milady de Winter (Faye Dunaway) to distract D'Artagnan. But soon she is D'Artagnan's sworn enemy and she has an unfortunate history with Athos (Oliver Reed) as well. Milady with Rochefort's help then turns to her personal agenda. Can D'Artagnan save Constance defeat Rochefort slip de Winter's ire and stay free of the Cardinal? It's all for one and one for all in this rollicking sequel (filmed simultaneously) to Dick Lester's The Three Musketeers.

  • The KNACK .and how to get it (DVD + Blu-ray)The KNACK .and how to get it (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (18/06/2018) from £8.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    From the director of the Beatles A Hard Day's Night (1964) and Help! (1965) comes this inventive and hilarious romp through love and sex in 1960s London. Featuring a wildly frenetic filmmaking style that careers from slapstick to serious avant-garde, this genuinely dazzling film is a mod masterpiece. Cool and sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanising - with a long line of conquests to prove it while the naïve and awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a piece of it. But when Colin falls for an innocent country girl (Rita Tushingham), it's not long before the self-assured Tolen moves in for the kill. Is all fair in love and war, or can Colin get the knack and beat Tolen at his own game? Special features Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition Captain Busby the Even Tenour of Her Ways (1967, 16 mins): Ann Wolff's surreal riff on Philip O'Connor's poem, featuring Quentin Crisp Now and Then: Dick Lester (1967, 17 mins): Bernard Braden's wide-ranging interview with the director Rita Tushingham Remembers THE KNACK... and how to get it (2018, 11 mins): newly shot interview with the actress Staging THE KNACK...and how to get it (2018, 2 mins): interview with the director of the first stage version of The Knack British Cinema in the 1960s: Richard Lester in Conversation (2018, 59 mins): the director discusses his career with Neil Sinyard Illustrated booklet with writing by Neil Sinyard and Melanie Williams, plus full film credits

  • Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema (8-disc Blu-ray box set)Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema (8-disc Blu-ray box set) | Blu Ray | (11/06/2018) from £44.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A new 8-disc set celebrating the 60th anniversary of Woodfall Films. Includes eight iconic films (many newly restored and available on Blu-ray for the first time) that revolutionised British cinema and launched the careers of the likes of Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Rita Tushingham. Features: Look Back in Anger (Tony Richardson, 1959) The Entertainer (Tony Richardson, 1960) Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, 1960) A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson, 1961) The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson, 1962) Tom Jones (Tony Richardson, 1963) (New 4K digital restorations of the original theatrical version of the film and the 1989 director's cut) Girl with Green Eyes (Desmond Davis, 1964) The Knack...and how to get it (Richard Lester, 1965) Special Features: Presented in High Definition All films newly remastered for this release, excluding Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Extras TBC

  • The Beatles - Help!The Beatles - Help! | DVD | (05/11/2007) from £17.29   |  Saving you £4.70 (27.18%)   |  RRP £21.99

    'Help!' was The Beatles' second feature film and their first in colour released at the height of their iconic history in 1965.

  • The Three Musketeers (Digitally Restored) [Blu-ray]The Three Musketeers (Digitally Restored) | Blu Ray | (03/10/2011) from £9.29   |  Saving you £10.70 (115.18%)   |  RRP £19.99

    In 17th Century Paris, young, nave and energetic D'Artagnan leaves home to seek his fortune as a swordsman. He soon makes friends with the three musketeers: world-weary Athos, comically arrogant Porthos and chivalric Aramis. Their enemy is aristocratic schemer Cardinal Richelieu, who plots to prove the infidelity of the Queen to King Louis XIII to increase his own power.

  • The Beatles - Help! [Blu-ray] [1965]The Beatles - Help! | Blu Ray | (25/06/2013) from £17.29   |  Saving you £-1.30 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    New in original packaging, Free Delivery, Help! Blu-ray 1965

  • The Complete Superman Collection [Blu-ray][Region Free]The Complete Superman Collection | Blu Ray | (13/06/2011) from £21.99   |  Saving you £28.00 (127.33%)   |  RRP £49.99

    For the Superman completist a bumper collection of all five films in the Superman saga. Superman: The Movie - Special Edition sees the birth of a legend as we are introduced to the titular superhero and his Kryptonian origins. Also included is the expanded edition which features an additional eight minutes of screen time. This is followed by Superman II - Special Edition in which our boy in blue must do battle with three escaped super criminals bent on destroying the earth. Presented here in both its theatrical and director's cut versions the latter is expanded by an alternate beginning and ending as well as 15 minutes of restored footage of Marlon Brando as Jor-El. In the third instalment in the franchise Superman III - Deluxe Edition Superman learns of his Achilles heel when he is exposed to kryptonite. The penultimate Superman IV - The Quest For Peace sees the Man of Steel take on Nuclear Man culminating in an explosive showdown of epic proportions. When the Super One returns to Earth in Superman Returns - Special Edition he discovers that the woman he loves Lois Lane has moved on with her life and must figure out how to protect a world that has learned to survive without him.

  • How I Won the War (DVD+Blu-ray)How I Won the War (DVD+Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (20/05/2019) from £9.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Hapless British commander Lieutenant Goodbody (Michael Crawford) enthusiastically leads his troops on a series of debacles on the battlefields of World War Two - including the calamitous installation of a cricket pitch behind enemy lines... Featuring John Lennon in his only non-musical screen performance, How I Won the War is a biting satire not just on war, but also the concept of the war movie. A surreal farce fantastically brought to life by Richard Lester's stylised direction, it remains a unique and innovative cult comedy, which is presented here on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Special Features: Original theatrical trailer **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits

  • The Four Musketeers [1975]The Four Musketeers | DVD | (17/03/2003) from £21.53   |  Saving you £-8.54 (-65.70%)   |  RRP £12.99

    What could be better than The Three Musketeers? D'Artagnan (Michael York) has become a Musketeer. Protestants hold La Rochelle and the Queen loves Buckingham who'll soon send ships to support the rebels. Richelieu enlists Rochefort (Christopher Lee) to kidnap Constance (Raquel Welch) the Queen's go-between and D'Artagnan's love. The Cardinal (Charlton Heston) uses the wily amoral Milady de Winter (Faye Dunaway) to distract D'Artagnan. But soon she is D'Artagnan's sworn e

  • A Hard Day's Night: 50th Anniversary Restoration [Blu-ray]A Hard Day's Night: 50th Anniversary Restoration | Blu Ray | (21/07/2014) from £14.59   |  Saving you £5.40 (37.01%)   |  RRP £19.99

    In 1964 the biggest band on the planet made their big screen debut with A Hard Day's Night a ground-breaking film that presented a 'typical' day in the life of The Fab Four as they tried to outrun screaming fans find Paul's mischievous grandfather deal with a stressed TV producer and make it to the show on time. Directed with unrelenting verve by Richard Lester whose innovative techniques paved the way for generations of music videos the film's frenetic mix of comic escapades legendary one-liners and pop perfection captured a moment in time that defined a generation. The most iconic band in music history had arrived. Special Features: In their own voices: A new piece combining 1964 interviews with The Beatles with behind-the-scenes footage and photos You can't do that: The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night': a documentary by producer Walter Shenson including an outtake performance by The Beatles Things they said today: Documentary about the film featuring director Richard Lester music producer George Martin screenwriter Alun Owen and Cinematographer Gilbert Taylor Picturewise: A new piece about Richard Lester's early work featuring a new audio interview with the director Anatomy of a style: A new piece on Richard Lester's methods Interview with author Mark Lewisohn Audio Commentary with Cast and Crew 50th Anniversary Trailer

  • The Three Musketeers / The Four Musketeers (Double Pack) [DVD]The Three Musketeers / The Four Musketeers (Double Pack) | DVD | (03/10/2011) from £14.09   |  Saving you £1.90 (13.48%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Titles Comprise: The Three Musketeers: The young D'Artagnan (Michael York) arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a king's musketeer. He meets and quarrels with three men, Athos (Oliver Reed), Porthos (Frank Finlay), and Aramis (Richard Chamberlain), each of whom challenges him to a duel. D'Artagnan finds out that they are musketeers and is invited to join them in their efforts to oppose Cardinal Richelieu (Charlton Heston) who wishes to increase his already considerable power over the king. D'Artagnan must also juggle affairs with the charming Constance Bonancieux (Raquel Welch) and the passionate Milady De Winter (Faye Dunaway), a secret agent for the cardinal. The adventure continues in the 'Four Musketeers'...The Four Musketeers: D'Artagnan (Michael York) has become a Musketeer. Protestants hold La Rochelle, and the Queen loves Buckingham, who'll soon send ships to support the rebels. Richelieu enlists Rochefort (Christopher Lee) to kidnap Constance (Raquel Welch), the Queen's go-between and D'Artagnan's love. The Cardinal (Charlton Heston) uses the wily, amoral Milady de Winter (Faye Dunaway) to distract D'Artagnan. But soon, she is D'Artagnan's sworn enemy and she has an unfortunate history with Athos (Oliver Reed) as well. Milady, with Rochefort's help, then turns to her personal agenda. Can D'Artagnan save Constance, defeat Rochefort, slip de Winter's ire, and stay free of the Cardinal? It's all for one and one for all in this rollicking sequel (filmed simultaneously) to Dick Lester's The Three Musketeers.

  • How I Won The War [1967]How I Won The War | DVD | (07/02/2005) from £17.50   |  Saving you £-4.51 (-34.70%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Lieutenant Goodbody (Crawford) has absolutely no idea how to lead his British regiment in the North African battlefield of WWII. But what he lacks in experience he makes up for in enthusiasm. And when he's ordered to build a cricket playing field 100 miles behind enemy lines he's determined to succeed even if this means most of his men are killed in the process. Abandoned by his superiors betrayed by his inferiors and finally captured by Nazis it's going to take more than his unre

  • Superman Complete Collection [Blu-ray] [1978][Region Free]Superman Complete Collection | Blu Ray | (17/09/2012) from £17.99   |  Saving you £-1.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Soar to New Hi-Def Heights with the Complete Movie Collection in Breathtaking Blu-ray Clarity and Sound! This box set includes five amazing Superman Films: Superman: The Movie (Original 1978 Theatrical Release) Superman II (Original 1980/81 Theatrical Release) Superman III Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Superman Returns Special Features: Superman The Movie (Original 1978 Theatrical Release) Commentary by Producer Pierre Spengler and Executive Producer Ilya Salkind Vintage TV Special The Making of Superman: The Movie 1951 Theatrical Feature Superman and the Mole-Men Starring George Reeves Classic Cartoons: Super-Rabbit Snafuperman Stupor Duck Theatrical Trailers and TV Spot Superman II (Original 1980/81 Theatrical Release) Commentary by Producer Pierre Spengler and Executive Producer Ilya Salkind Vintage TV Special The Making of Superman II Featurette First Flight: The Fleischer Superman Series 9 1940's Fleischer Studios Superman Cartoons: Superman The Mechanical Monsters Billion Dollar Limited The Arctic Giant The Bulleteers The Magnetic Telescope Electric Earthquake Volcano and Terror on the Midway Theatrical Trailer Superman III Commentary by Producer Pierre Spengler and Executive Producer Ilya Salkind Vintage TV Special The Making of Superman III Theatrical Trailer

  • The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [1964]The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night | DVD | (30/09/2002) from £10.78   |  Saving you £7.21 (40.10%)   |  RRP £17.99

    John, Paul, George and Ringo's first big screen adventure is re-released in cinemas; an exaggerated "Day In the Life" of the Beatlemania era Beatles.

  • The Three Musketeers [1973]The Three Musketeers | DVD | (17/03/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The young D'Artagnan (Michael York) arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a king's musketeer. He meets and quarrels with three men Athos (Oliver Reed) Porthos (Frank Finlay) and Aramis (Richard Chamberlain) each of whom challenges him to a duel. D'Artagnan finds out that they are musketeers and is invited to join them in their efforts to oppose Cardinal Richelieu (Charlton Heston) who wishes to increase his already considerable power over the king. D'Artagnan must also juggle

  • Royal Flash [DVD]Royal Flash | DVD | (19/08/2013) from £7.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (150.25%)   |  RRP £14.99

    In this unique and outrageous period comedy adapted from George MacDonald Fraser's novel Malcolm McDowell stars as a comic character come to life. It is 19th Century Europe and Captain Harry Flashman (McDowell) is a gutless bully who seeks admission into European high society. Seeing a chance to promote their own menacing political schemes devious Otto von Bismarck (Oliver Reed) and Rudi Von Sternberg (Alan Bates) convince Flashman to disguise himself as a Prussian noble so that he can marry a gorgeous duchess (Britt Ekland). However the hoax is discovered and Flashman flees the continent experiencing one calamity after another - as well as some of history's most significant events - in this hilarious romp that might just make you laugh instead of marvel at the next comic book 'hero' you encounter!

  • Superman Movies Collection [4-Discs]Superman Movies Collection | DVD | (17/10/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Superman The Movie: The movie that makes a legend come to life. You know the story. The planet Krypton is doomed. Only one man Jor-El knows it and rockets his infant son to refuge on a distant world called Earth. As Jor-El''s son grows to manhood he learns he possesses super-powers he must hide from ordinary mortals around him. It takes a big movie to contain the considerable talents of Marlon Brando Gene Hackman Jackie Cooper Glen Ford Margot Kidder Valerie Perrine and at its heart the most human portrayal of the Man of Steel Christopher Reeve. Superman an Academy Award winner (1978) for special achievement in visual effects is more than big enough. Directed by Richard Donner Superman: The Movie makes us believe this epic story all over again. Superman II: A nuclear explosion in outer space has freed rebel General Zod and his evil cohorts from their captivity in a fragment of Kryptonite. Having been banished from Krypton for their treachery against Jor-El they now plot revenge on his son - Superman. Arch villian Lex Luthor offers his services to Zod meanwhile Lois Lane has discovered Clark Kent''s identity. Will Superman surrender his superhuman powers to marry her or will he save the city of Metropolis? Original cast members from Superman create a blend of thrills humour and humanity that makes this sequel great fun for the whole family. Superman III: After Superman: The Movie's epic storytelling and Superman II's awesome battles how could the first two hits be topped? In Superman III meet Gus Gorman (Richard Pryor) a half-witted computer programming natural. For him a keyboard is a weapon and Superman faces the microelectronic menace of his life. Christopher Reeve reprises his most beloved role deepening his character's human side as Clark Kent reunites with an old flame (Annette O'Toole) at a Smallville High class reunion. And when Superman becomes his own worst enemy after Kryptonite exposure Reeve pulls off both roles with dazzling conviction. Incredible visual effects abound - but above all it has heart heroism and high-flying humor. All in superabundance of course. Superman IV: Christopher Reeve not only dons the hero's cape for the fourth time in Superman IV: The Quest For Peace but also helped develop the film's provocative theme: nuclear disarmament. For me it's the most personal of the entire series Reeve says. It directly reflects what Superman should be and should be doing. Superman does a lot this time around. To make the world safe for nuclear arms merchants archvillain Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) creates a new being to challenge the Man of Steel: the radiation-charged Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow). The two foes clash in an explosive extravaganza that sees Superman save the Statue of Liberty plug a volcanic eruption of Mount Etna and rebuild the demolished Great Wall of China. Your quest for superheroic excitement is over!

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