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  • Band Of Brothers [DVD]Band Of Brothers | DVD | (31/01/2011) from £14.98   |  Saving you £1.81 (15.10%)   |  RRP £13.80

    A genuinely epic achievement, the 10-part World War II drama Band of Brothers is a television series that makes big-screen Hollywood war movies look small in comparison. Based on the book by historian Stephen Ambrose, the series follows the US 101st Airborne Division's "Easy" E-Company from initial training through D-Day and across Holland, Belgium, Germany and Austria until the end of the war. Coproduced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, the series take its initial inspiration from Saving Private Ryan and borrows that film's visceral visual approach to combat scenes using hand-held camerawork and de-saturated photography. But where Band of Brothers excels is in its scrupulous attention to the realities of military life (retired US Marine Captain Dale Dye, who also co-stars, is the man to credit). After the high drama of the parachute drop on D-Day, Easy's greatest trial comes during the Battle of the Bulge, when they are besieged at Bastogne in the depths of winter. In one of the most harrowing and credible depictions of war ever committed to film we see the men enduring the repeated artillery attacks of the German forces and experience, if only vicariously, some of the sheer terror of the assault, while being humbled by the soldiers' courage and determination. Such feelings are enhanced by the series' masterstroke--bookend interviews with the surviving members of Easy Company, who talk with barely suppressed emotion of the experiences we see recreated. The endorsement of these veterans elevates Band of Brothers beyond any mere "war film"--its extraordinary achievement is that it shows the horror and savagery of war without gloss or jingoism, and yet celebrates the fraternal bonds and dogged heroism of the men who fought. On the DVD: Band of Brothers arrives handsomely packaged in a six-disc box set with two episodes on each of the first five discs. Sound (Dolby 5.1) and picture (1.78:1 widescreen) only enhance the series' epic credentials. Disc 6 contains all the extras, the meatiest of which is the marvellous 80-minute documentary "We Stand Alone Together" about the real men of Easy Company. There's also a first-rate, genuinely interesting 30-minute "making of" feature about actor boot camp, visual effects and blowing up fake trees among many other things. This is complemented by actor Ron Livingston's revealing Video Diaries of boot camp. Additionally there's a "Who's Who" section and footage of the HBO premiere at Utah Beach, plus a TV spot for car company Jeep. --Mark Walker

  • Firewall [2006]Firewall | DVD | (24/07/2006) from £4.49   |  Saving you £13.50 (300.67%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Harrison Ford stars in this tense thriller about a security expert forced to steal to save his own family.

  • Gathering Storm [2002]Gathering Storm | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (133.56%)   |  RRP £13.99

    The Gathering Storm is a fictionalised portrayal of Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine during their wilderness years of the 1930s. It deservedly won numerous awards, including an Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe in recognition of Albert Finney's wonderful central performance. Equally deserving were those for all aspects of the production design: period wardrobe, set dressing and use of location are equally impressive, apparently ensuring that this production has everything going for it in its depiction of pre-War Britain. The snag is that its restriction to TV movie format, a mere 90 minutes, excludes a lot of historical context that ought not to have been left out. Seeing Churchill's adoration of his wife (Vanessa Redgrave) or the family woes troubling Ralph Wigram (Linus Roache) is all very emotionally dramatic, but it uses precious screen time that might have been better devoted to highlighting the political situation abroad, or indeed the monarchy's situation at home. The enterprise smacks a little too much of sentimental contrivance, lionising Churchill in rose-tinted retrospect. True, some attempt is made to acknowledge the personality traits that excluded him both from office and popularity prior to Germany's re-building, but like so much else pertinent to the machinations of anticipating the war, these are glossed over for familial feel-goodery and button-pushing poignancy. This is a film that's easy to admire, but ought not to be mistaken for well-rounded history. On the DVD: The Gathering Storm doesn't look or sound quite as crisp and clear as you'd hope for a recent TV-movie transfer. That's down to some obvious grain in the picture, and the 2.0 surround audio that tends to lose quieter dialogue moments. There are extensive cast and crew biographies that will no doubt help international viewers place the naggingly familiar British faces. There's also the accumulatively enthusiastic commentary from director Richard Loncraine and producer Frank Doelger, which happily points many of them out. --Paul Tonks

  • Wimbledon [2004]Wimbledon | DVD | (06/09/2010) from £5.38   |  Saving you £14.61 (271.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    In the new rom-com from the makers of "Notting Hill," a lowly British tennis player finds both love and success on the tennis courts of Britain's biggest tournament.

  • Band Of Brothers [Blu-ray]Band Of Brothers | Blu Ray | (31/01/2011) from £17.38   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    All ten episodes of the award-winning mini-series based on the real-life experiences of American paratroopers who fought in Europe during the Second World War. From their training in Camp Toccoa, Georgia, through their landing in Normandy as part of the D-Day offensive, their participation in the Battle of the Bulge, and all the way up to the final surrender of the German forces, the series follows the adventures of Easy Company, a unit noted for its skill and bravery, but which also suffered a high number of casualties in its journey across Europe. Each episode also features excerpts from actual interviews with surviving members of the company.

  • My House In Umbria [2003]My House In Umbria | DVD | (21/03/2005) from £4.49   |  Saving you £13.50 (300.67%)   |  RRP £17.99

    An unlikely group of people find solace and friendship after being thrown together in the wake of a terrorist attack.

  • Special Relationship [DVD]Special Relationship | DVD | (20/09/2010) from £3.49   |  Saving you £12.50 (358.17%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A dramatisation that traces former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

  • Finding Your Feet [Blu-ray] [2018]Finding Your Feet | Blu Ray | (25/06/2018) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    When ˜Lady' Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge with her estranged, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie). The two could not be more different - Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to her community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet... and romance. In this hilarious and heart-warming modern comedy, a colourful group of defiant and energetic ˜baby boomers' show Sandra that retirement is only the beginning, and that divorce might just give her a whole new lease of life - and love.

  • Band Of BrothersBand Of Brothers | DVD | (05/11/2002) from £80.98   |  Saving you £-20.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £59.99

    A genuinely epic achievement, the 10-part World War II drama Band of Brothers is a television series that makes big-screen Hollywood war movies look small in comparison. Based on the book by historian Stephen Ambrose, the series follows the US 101st Airborne Division's "Easy" E-Company from initial training through D-Day and across Holland, Belgium, Germany and Austria until the end of the war. Coproduced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, the series take its initial inspiration from Saving Private Ryan and borrows that film's visceral visual approach to combat scenes using hand-held camerawork and de-saturated photography. But where Band of Brothers excels is in its scrupulous attention to the realities of military life (retired US Marine Captain Dale Dye, who also co-stars, is the man to credit). After the high drama of the parachute drop on D-Day, Easy's greatest trial comes during the Battle of the Bulge, when they are besieged at Bastogne in the depths of winter. In one of the most harrowing and credible depictions of war ever committed to film we see the men enduring the repeated artillery attacks of the German forces and experience, if only vicariously, some of the sheer terror of the assault, while being humbled by the soldiers' courage and determination. Such feelings are enhanced by the series' masterstroke--bookend interviews with the surviving members of Easy Company, who talk with barely suppressed emotion of the experiences we see recreated. The endorsement of these veterans elevates Band of Brothers beyond any mere "war film"--its extraordinary achievement is that it shows the horror and savagery of war without gloss or jingoism, and yet celebrates the fraternal bonds and dogged heroism of the men who fought. On the DVD: Band of Brothers arrives handsomely packaged in a six-disc box set with two episodes on each of the first five discs. Sound (Dolby 5.1) and picture (1.78:1 widescreen) only enhance the series' epic credentials. Disc 6 contains all the extras, the meatiest of which is the marvellous 80-minute documentary "We Stand Alone Together" about the real men of Easy Company. There's also a first-rate, genuinely interesting 30-minute "making of" feature about actor boot camp, visual effects and blowing up fake trees among many other things. This is complemented by actor Ron Livingston's revealing Video Diaries of boot camp. Additionally there's a "Who's Who" section and footage of the HBO premiere at Utah Beach, plus a TV spot for car company Jeep. --Mark Walker

  • The Missionary [1983]The Missionary | DVD | (29/07/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Fallen women? Does it mean they've hurt their knees? After a decade of soul-saving in Africa Charles Fortescue is asked to minister to the ladies of the night in 1906 London. So Fortescue feeds them shelters them and not infrequently provides them a bed: his! A naive man of the cloth becomes a man of the sheets in this playfully naughty yet always tasteful comedy that stars Monty Python's Michael Palin (who also wrote the script) as Fortescue and features a colourful array of cockeyed characters: a blissful airhead (Phoebe Nicholls) a lusty mission sponsor (Maggie Smith) a bewildered butler (Michael Hordern) an earthy bishop (Denholm Elliott) a cantankerous John Bull (Trevor Howard) and more. Jolly good fun!

  • Band of Brothers [Tin Box Set]Band of Brothers | DVD | (20/11/2002) from £80.98   |  Saving you £-20.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £59.99

    Based on the bestseller by Stephen E. Ambrose, the epic 10-part miniseries Band of Brothers tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as soldiers' journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men who knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear. They were an elite rifle company parachuting into France early on D-Day morning, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge and capturing Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. Recreated With Stunning Special Effects And The Second Collaboration Between Tom Hanks And Steven Spielberg, The SeriesIs Both A Profound And Captivating Look At The Reality Of War.

  • Richard III (DVD + Blu-ray)Richard III (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (20/06/2016) from £11.98   |  Saving you £10.00 (100.10%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This film adaptation of a critically acclaimed stage production of Shakespeare's historical drama stars Ian McKellen in the title role. The setting is a comic-book vision of 1930s London: part art deco, part Third Reich, part industrial-age rust and rot. The play's force is turned into a synthetic high by art directors and storyboard sketchers, all of whom have a field day condensing the material into disposable pop imagery. Richard III is a fun film, more than anything, so infatuated with its own monstrous stitchery that even the most awkward casting (Annette Bening and Robert Downey Jr) seems a part of the ridiculous design. McKellen is the best thing about the movie, his mesmerising portrayal of freakish despotism and poisoned desire a thing to behold. --Tom Keogh

  • The Missionary (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] [2019]The Missionary (Limited Edition) | Blu Ray | (26/08/2019) from £16.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Monty Python alumnus Michael Palin writes and stars in this ribald comedy of sex and sensibility. Timid Reverend Charles Fortescue returns to London in 1906 after ten years of service in Africa to start a mission to save the fallen women of Soho. But his dedication to tending to the needs of those in his care soon meets with the disapproval of the church and his patron. Directed by Richard Loncraine (Richard III, Bellman & True), The Missionary is a charming and beautifully detailed comedy which boasts a superb supporting cast that includes Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard, Denholm Elliott, Michael Hordern, Graham Crowden and Neil Innes. This world Blu-ray premiere edition boasts a stunning new 2K restoration from the original negatives, supervised and approved by cinematographer Peter Hannan and director Richard Loncraine, finally enabling the film to be seen in its original 2.35:1 theatrical aspect ratio for the first time ever on any home video format. Limited Edition Features: New 2K restoration by Powerhouse Films from the original negative, supervised and approved by cinematographer Peter Hannan and director Richard Loncraine Original stereo audio Audio commentary with director Richard Loncraine (2019) Making the Missionary (2019): featuring new and exclusive interviews with stars Michael Palin and Maggie Smith Interview with Shuna Harwood (2019): new interview with the costume designer Interview with Mike Moran (2019): the film's composer discusses his collaborations with HandMade Films Interview with Ken Lintott (2019): new interview with the make-up artist Interview with Tony Jackson (2019): new interview with the sound recordist Rob Deering on ˜The Missionary' (2019): an appreciation by the comedian, musician and writer Theatrical trailer Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by John Oliver, extracts from Michael Palin's diaries on the film's location shooting, archival interviews with Palin, an overview of contemporary critical responses, archival articles, and film credits First ever home video presentation in the film's original 2.35:1 theatrical aspect ratio World premiere on Blu-ray Limited Edition of 5,000 copies All extras subject to change

  • Ruth & Alex [DVD]Ruth & Alex | DVD | (28/09/2015) from £4.85   |  Saving you £13.14 (73.00%)   |  RRP £17.99

    When Ruth (Academy Award Winner Diane Keaton, The Godfather) and Alex (Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption) first moved to Brooklyn, it was the 1970s years before gentrification, and years before they would realise that they won't always be physically able to climb several flights of stairs just to get home. Still highly active, yet feeling the undeniable effects of age, the couple opts to put their apartment on the market and over one crazy weekend, they discover that finding a new apartment is not about winding down but starting a whole new adventure! Directed by Richard Loncraine (Wimbledon) and with hilarious performances from the brilliant cast, also including Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) and Carrie Preston (TV's True Blood), Ruth & Alex is a heartwarming coming of age story about life, love and real estate!

  • Harrison Ford Collection [DVD]Harrison Ford Collection | DVD | (02/11/2015) from £15.39   |  Saving you £2.36 (15.33%)   |  RRP £17.75

    42 The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 42 will star Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford ( Witness ) as the innovative Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show, and and Chadwick Boseman ( The Express ) as Robinson, the heroic African American who was the first man to break the color line in the big leagues. Firewall Firewall stars Harrison Ford as a bank security expert Jack Stanfield, whose specialty is designing infallible theft-proof financial computer systems. But there's a hidden vulnerability in the system he didn't account for - himself. When a ruthless criminal mastermind (Paul Bettany) kidnaps his family, Jack is forced to find a flaw in his sstem and steal $100 million. With the lives of his wife and children at stake and under constant surveillance, he has only hours to find a loophole in the thief's own impenetrable system of subterfuge and false identities to beat him at his own game. Frantic Harrison Ford and filmmaker Roman Polanski count thrillers among their best work. Frantic teams, USA Today's Mike Clark wrote, an imaginatively cast superstar and the greatest living suspernse director in fine form. Ford plays an American doctor whose wife (Betty Buckley) suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling wed of language, locale, liassez-faire cops, tripilcate-form bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif (Emmanuelle Seigner) who knows more than she tells. It is the spirit of Hitchcock that reigns here (Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times). And the consummate skill of Polanksi and Ford that's on dazzling display. Presumed Innocent Presumed Innocent is a suspenseful whodunit, a sexy thriller, a powerful courtroom and a dazzling vehicle for Harrison Ford. He plays a deputy prosecutor engaged in an obsessive affair with a coworker who is murdered. Soon after, he's accused of the crime. And his fight to clear his name becomes a whirlpool of lies and hidden passions. The Fugitive The chase is on.. and as exhilarating as ever! For Dr. Richard Kinble (Harrison Ford), a wrongfully convicted fugitive, the trail leads toward the one-armed man he believes murdered his wife. For U.S marshal Sam Gerad (Academy Award Winner Tommy Lee Jones), the hunt will end with the capture of escaped prisoner Kimble. Filled with tension, twists and an unforgettable train wreck, this criticaly acclaimed thriller remains one of the greatest cat-and-mouse pursuits of all time.

  • Bellman and True (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] [2019]Bellman and True (Limited Edition) | Blu Ray | (27/05/2019) from £16.89   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    NOTICE: Polish Release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. The disk DOES NOT have English audio and subtitles.

  • Harrison Ford Collection [Blu-ray]Harrison Ford Collection | Blu Ray | (02/11/2015) from £12.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (53.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    42 The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 42 will star Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford ( Witness ) as the innovative Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show, and and Chadwick Boseman ( The Express ) as Robinson, the heroic African American who was the first man to break the color line in the big leagues. Firewall Firewall stars Harrison Ford as a bank security expert Jack Stanfield, whose specialty is designing infallible theft-proof financial computer systems. But there's a hidden vulnerability in the system he didn't account for - himself. When a ruthless criminal mastermind (Paul Bettany) kidnaps his family, Jack is forced to find a flaw in his sstem and steal $100 million. With the lives of his wife and children at stake and under constant surveillance, he has only hours to find a loophole in the thief's own impenetrable system of subterfuge and false identities to beat him at his own game. Frantic Harrison Ford and filmmaker Roman Polanski count thrillers among their best work. Frantic teams, USA Today's Mike Clark wrote, an imaginatively cast superstar and the greatest living suspernse director in fine form. Ford plays an American doctor whose wife (Betty Buckley) suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling wed of language, locale, liassez-faire cops, tripilcate-form bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif (Emmanuelle Seigner) who knows more than she tells. It is the spirit of Hitchcock that reigns here (Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times). And the consummate skill of Polanksi and Ford that's on dazzling display. Presumed Innocent Presumed Innocent is a suspenseful whodunit, a sexy thriller, a powerful courtroom and a dazzling vehicle for Harrison Ford. He plays a deputy prosecutor engaged in an obsessive affair with a coworker who is murdered. Soon after, he's accused of the crime. And his fight to clear his name becomes a whirlpool of lies and hidden passions. The Fugitive The chase is on.. and as exhilarating as ever! For Dr. Richard Kinble (Harrison Ford), a wrongfully convicted fugitive, the trail leads toward the one-armed man he believes murdered his wife. For U.S marshal Sam Gerad (Academy Award Winner Tommy Lee Jones), the hunt will end with the capture of escaped prisoner Kimble. Filled with tension, twists and an unforgettable train wreck, this criticaly acclaimed thriller remains one of the greatest cat-and-mouse pursuits of all time.

  • The Holiday/LoveActually/WimbledonThe Holiday/LoveActually/Wimbledon | DVD | (14/01/2008) from £7.95   |  Saving you £12.04 (60.20%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The Holiday (2006): Iris is in love with a man who is about to marry another woman. Across the globe Amanda realizes the man she lives with has been unfaithful. Two women who have never met and live 6000 miles apart find themselves in the exact same place. They meet online at a home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. Iris moves into Amanda's L.A. house in sunny California as Amanda arrives in the snow covered English countryside. Shortly after arriving at their destinations both women find the last thing either wants or expects: a new romance. Amanda is charmed by Iris' handsome brother Graham and Iris with inspiration provided by legendary screenwriter Arthur mends her heart when she meets film composer Miles. Love Actually (2003): Love actually is all around. From the new bachelor Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) instantly falling in love with a refreshingly real member of the staff (Martine McCutcheon) moments after entering 10 Downing Street... To a writer (Colin Firth) escaping to the south of France to nurse his re-broken heart who finds love in a lake... From a comfortably married woman (Emma Thompson) suspecting that her husband (Alan Rickman) is slipping away... To a new bride (Keira Knightley) mistaking the distance of her husband's best friend for something it's not... From a schoolboy seeking to win the attention of the most unattainable girl in school... To a widowed stepfather (Liam Neeson) trying to connect with a son he suddenly barely knows... From a lovelorn junior manager (Laura Linney) seizing a chance with her long-tended unspoken office crush... To an ageing ""seen it all remember very little of it"" rock star (Bill Nighy) jonesing for an end-of-career comeback in his own uncompromising way... Love the equal-opportunity mischief-maker is causing chaos for all. These London lives and loves collide mingle and climax on Christmas Eve-again and again and again-with romantic hilarious and bittersweet consequences for anyone lucky (or unlucky) enough to be under love's spell. Wimbledon: A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him he meets a young female player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon at the cost of losing hers...

  • Wimbledon [Blu-ray]Wimbledon | Blu Ray | (07/10/2019) from £10.45   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Just when it seems Peter Colt's (Paul Bettany) career as a pro tennis player is over, a twist of fate sends him to Wimbledon with a chance to fulfill his lifelong dream of winning the men's singles title.

  • Flame [1975]Flame | DVD | (17/03/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

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