"Director: Rob Reiner"

  • Stand By Me [1986]Stand By Me | DVD | (04/12/2000) from £4.41   |  Saving you £9.84 (312.38%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A sleeper hit when released in 1986, Stand by Me is based on Stephen King's novella "The Body" (from the book Different Seasons); but it's more about the joys and pains of boyhood friendship than a morbid fascination with corpses. It's about four boys ages 12 and 13 (Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell) who take an overnight hike through the woods near their Oregon town to find the body of a boy who's been missing for days. Their journey includes a variety of scary adventures (including a ferocious junkyard dog, a swamp full of leeches and a treacherous leap from a train trestle), but it's also a time for personal revelations, quiet interludes and the raucous comradeship of best friends. Set in the 1950s, the movie indulges an overabundance of anachronistic profanity and a kind of idealistic, golden-toned nostalgia (it's told in flashback as a story written by Wheaton's character as an adult, played by Richard Dreyfuss). But it's delightfully entertaining from start to finish, thanks to the rapport among its young cast members and the timeless, universal themes of friendship, family and the building of character and self-esteem. Kiefer Sutherland makes a memorable teenage villain and look closely for John Cusack in a flashback scene as Wheaton's now-deceased and dearly missed brother. A genuine crowd-pleaser, this heartfelt movie led director Rob Reiner to even greater success with his next film, The Princess Bride. --Jeff Shannon

  • When Harry Met Sally [1989]When Harry Met Sally | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.89   |  Saving you £11.10 (226.99%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Brimming over with style, intelligence and flashing wit, this splendid, irresistible film from director Rob Reiner is one of the best-loved romantic comedies of all time.

  • The Princess Bride 30th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]The Princess Bride 30th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (23/10/2017) from £7.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Screenwriter William Goldman's novel The Princess Bride earned its own loyal audience on the strength of its narrative voice and its gently satirical, hyperbolic spin on swashbuckled adventure that seemed almost purely literary. For all its derring-do and vivid over-the-top characters, the book's joy was dictated as much by the deadpan tone of its narrator and a winking acknowledgement of the clichés being sent up. Miraculously, director Rob Reiner and Goldman himself managed to visualize this romantic fable while keeping that external voice largely intact: using a storytelling framework, avuncular Grandpa (Peter Falk) gradually seduces his sceptical grandson (Fred Savage) into the absurd, irresistible melodrama of the title story. And what a story: a lowly stable boy, Westley (Cary Elwes), pledges his love to the beautiful Buttercup (Robin Wright), only to be abducted and reportedly killed by pirates while Buttercup is betrothed to the evil Prince Humperdinck. Even as Buttercup herself is kidnapped by a giant, a scheming criminal mastermind, and a master Spanish swordsman, a mysterious masked pirate (could it be Westley?) follows in pursuit. As they sail toward the Cliffs of Insanity... The wild and woolly arcs of the story, the sudden twists of fate, and, above all, the cartoon-scaled characters all work because of Goldman's very funny script, Reiner's confident direction, and a terrific cast. Elwes and Wright, both sporting their best English accents, juggle romantic fervor and physical slapstick effortlessly, while supporting roles boast Mandy Patinkin (the swordsman Inigo Montoya), Wallace Shawn (the incredulous schemer Vizzini), and Christopher Guest (evil Count Rugen) with brief but funny cameos from Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, and Peter Cook. --Sam Sutherland

  • This Is Spinal Tap [Blu-ray] [1984]This Is Spinal Tap | Blu Ray | (07/09/2009) from £13.48   |  Saving you £11.51 (85.39%)   |  RRP £24.99

    With the magic of DVD you can now go to your favourite Tap moments whether it is the diminutive Stonehenge the pod that won't open or the amp that goes all the way to 11. For the first time ever you can choose how to watch the greatest rockumentary in history. See this cult phenomenon in its splendid entirety or use the menu to follow the band's antics via an interactive tour map of select scenes from a list of classic Tap quotes. And if all that isn't enough there is after all. the music - Hell Hole Sex Farm and the timeless Big Bottom. Whether or not you're a die-hard fan of the group you'll love this detailed rockumentary of England's legendary Spinal Tap. Acclaimed commercial director Marty DiBergi takes you behind-the-scenes for an intimate look at a band whose time has come...and gone...and come again... and... Through interviews rare footage and lots of music - including classic Tap tunes like Big Bottom and Hell Hole - you'll get acquainted with David St. Hubbins (lead guitar) Nigel Tufnel (lead guitar) Derek Smalls (lead bass) and every drummer who ever lived - and died - for this renowned rock band.

  • A Few Good MenA Few Good Men | DVD | (05/02/2007) from £5.49   |  Saving you £0.50 (9.11%)   |  RRP £5.99

    One man is dead. Two men are accused of his murder. The entire Marines Corps is on trial. And 'A Few Good Men' are about to ignite the most explosive episode in US military history. Universally acclaimed A Few Good Men unites the big screen's biggest stars as Hollywood heavyweights Jack Nicholson Tom Cruise and Demi Moore lead an all star cast in director Rob Reiner's powerful account of corruption cover-up and a relentless quest for justice within the sacred corridors of the US Navy. With powerful performances from Kevin Bacon and Kiefer Sutherland A Few Good Men makes its mark as the major movie triumph of the decade.

  • The Princess Bride [1987]The Princess Bride | DVD | (23/07/2001) from £11.71   |  Saving you £8.28 (41.40%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Director Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride is a gently amusing, affectionate pastiche of a medieval fairytale adventure, offering a similar blend of warm, literate humour as his Stand By Me (1985) and When Harry Met Sally (1989). Adapted from his own novel, William Goldman's script plays with the conventions of such 1980s fantasies as Ladyhawke and Legend (both 1985), and with the budget never allowing for spectacle, sensibly concentrates on creating a gallery of memorable characters. Robin Wright makes a delightful Princess Buttercup, Cary Elwes is splendid as Westley and "Dread Pirate Roberts", while Mandy Patinkin makes fine Spanish avenger. With winning support from Mel Smith, Peter Cook, Billy Crystal and Carol Kane there is sometimes a Terry Gilliam/Monty Python feel to the proceedings, and the whole film is beautifully shot, with a memorably romantic main theme by Mark Knopfler. Occasionally interrupted by Peter Falk as a grandfather reading the story to his grandson, The Princess Bride is an elegant post-modern family fable about storytelling itself; a theme found in other 1980s films The Neverending Story (1984) and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). A modest, small-scale work that manages to be both cynically modern and genuinely romantic all at once. As charming as you wish. On the DVD: The 1.77:1 anamorphic transfer is strong, if not quite as detailed as it might be. Colours lack just a little solidity and some scenes evidence a fair amount of grain. Released theatrically in Dolby stereo, the Dolby Digital 5.1 remix spreads the sound effectively across the front speakers but makes very little use of the rear channels indeed. Extras are limited to filmographies of five of the leading actors, and a 4:3 presentation of the theatrical trailer, which gives far too many of the film's surprises away.--Gary S Dalkin

  • Stand By Me [Blu-ray]Stand By Me | Blu Ray | (08/08/2011) from £7.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (150.19%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A sleeper hit when released in 1986, Stand by Me is based on Stephen King's novella "The Body" (from the book Different Seasons); but it's more about the joys and pains of boyhood friendship than a morbid fascination with corpses. It's about four boys ages 12 and 13 (Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell) who take an overnight hike through the woods near their Oregon town to find the body of a boy who's been missing for days. Their journey includes a variety of scary adventures (including a ferocious junkyard dog, a swamp full of leeches and a treacherous leap from a train trestle), but it's also a time for personal revelations, quiet interludes and the raucous comradeship of best friends. Set in the 1950s, the movie indulges an overabundance of anachronistic profanity and a kind of idealistic, golden-toned nostalgia (it's told in flashback as a story written by Wheaton's character as an adult, played by Richard Dreyfuss). But it's delightfully entertaining from start to finish, thanks to the rapport among its young cast members and the timeless, universal themes of friendship, family and the building of character and self-esteem. Kiefer Sutherland makes a memorable teenage villain and look closely for John Cusack in a flashback scene as Wheaton's now-deceased and dearly missed brother. A genuine crowd-pleaser, this heartfelt movie led director Rob Reiner to even greater success with his next film, The Princess Bride. --Jeff Shannon

  • The Bucket List [2008]The Bucket List | DVD | (07/07/2008) from £4.79   |  Saving you £11.20 (233.82%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

  • Misery [1990]Misery | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £14.00 (233.72%)   |  RRP £19.99

    When author Paul Sheldon suffers a car accident in a blizzard he thanks his lucky stars that nurse Annie Wilkes was on hand. That is until he discovers that she's his number one fan and has no intention of ever letting him go...

  • This Is Spinal Tap [1984]This Is Spinal Tap | DVD | (11/02/2008) from £10.80   |  Saving you £5.19 (48.06%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The classic 'rockumentary' follows a waning fictional English rock band on their last tour of the US.

  • This Is Spinal Tap [1984]This Is Spinal Tap | DVD | (16/10/2000) from £16.61   |  Saving you £6.37 (46.77%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The classic 'rockumentary' follows a waning fictional English rock band on their last tour of the US.

  • The American President [1995]The American President | DVD | (01/03/2010) from £5.38   |  Saving you £10.61 (197.21%)   |  RRP £15.99

    What sounds like a high-concept romantic comedy pitch from hell--widower president falls for smart lobbyist while the world watches--is actually intelligent, charming, touching and quite funny. Granted, it's wish fulfilment all the way (when was the last time you saw a president who was truly presidential?) but in the capable hands of writer Aaron Sorkin (TV's Sports Night) and director Rob Reiner, TheAmerican President is incredibly enjoyable entertainment with quite a few ideas about both romance and the government. Michael Douglas stars as the president, who after three years in office starts thinking about the possibility of dating. When he auspiciously encounters cutthroat environmental lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Bening), sparks begin to crackle and the two begin a tentative but heartfelt romance. Of course, his job gets in the way--their first kiss is interrupted by a Libyan bombing--but darn it if these two kids aren't going to try and make it work! However, they hadn't counted on the president's Republican antagonist (Richard Dreyfuss), who starts carping about family values. The predictable plot--Douglas finally goes to bat for his lady and his country--is leavened by Sorkin's wonderful, snappy dialogue and a light touch from the usually subtle-as-a-sledgehammer Reiner. Both manage to create a believable White House-office atmosphere (with a crack staff including Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Anna Deavere Smith and Samantha Mathis) as well as a plausible and funny dating scenario. The true success of the movie, though, rides squarely on Douglas and Bening; this is unequivocally Douglas's best comedic performance (ergo his best performance, period) and Bening, usually such a good bad girl, takes a standard career-woman role and fleshes it out magnificently. You can see in an instant why Douglas would fall for her. One of the best unsung romantic comedies of the 90s. --Mark Englehart

  • This Is Spinal Tap [DVD]This Is Spinal Tap | DVD | (18/02/2013) from £10.78   |  Saving you £5.21 (48.33%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A true cult classic, and frequently named as one of the funniest films ever made,This Is Spinal Tap is a fly-on-the-wall look at the world's loudest heavy metal band, filmed by documentarian Marty DiBergi (real life director Rob Reiner, Stand By Me, When Harry Met Sally). Opening with the band's sold out New York gig (venue capacity -100) and ending with their riveting performance at a Santa Monica amusement park puppet gallery, This Is Spinal Tap combines interviews, backstage footage and live performances - including classic Tap tunes like Big Bottom and Hell Hole - in a film that is nothing short of phenomenal. Along the way you'll get acquainted with core members David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest, Best in Show), Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) and every drummer who ever lived - and died - for this renowned rock band. Reiner's first film, This Is Spinal Tap will live in history for future generations as the best rock 'n roll spoof ever made.

  • Jack And Sarah / When Harry Met Sally / French Kiss [1995]Jack And Sarah / When Harry Met Sally / French Kiss | DVD | (04/10/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    When Harry Met Sally: Will sex ruin a perfect relationship between a man and a woman? That's what Harry (Crystal) and Sally (Ryan) debate during their trip from Chicago to New York. And eleven years later they're sill no closer to finding the answer. Will these two best friends ever accept that they're meant for each other... or will they continue to deny the attraction that's existed since the first moment when Harry met Sally? French Kiss: Straight-laced Kate (Ryan)has her future all planned out: marry her fiance Charlie (Timothy Hutton) and live happily ever after. What she didn't count on was Juliette the beautiful French woman Charlie falls for on a business trip to Paris! Determined to win him back Kate jumps on a plane where she meets Luc (Kline) a petty thief whom she immediately dislikes. But when Luc sneaks a stolen necklace into Kate's purse she finds herself travelling through France with him on a trip full of surprises: the biggest one being that this con man is stealing her heart! A sexy savvy and very funny romantic romp 'French Kiss' is a passionate heartfelt reminder that life can always surprise you. Jack And Sarah: Jack (Richard E. Grant) has it all - a perfect marriage a successful career and a dream home. But his world crumbles when his wife dies giving birth to their daughter Sarah. Even though he is struggling to cope with his broken heart and a newborn baby Jack rejects the offers of help from his family (Judy Dench and David Swift) in a bid to prove his independence. Instead he builds a quirky family of his own when he takes on a down-and-out (Ian McKellen) to be his housekeeper and American waitress Amy (Samantha Mathis) to be his nanny. Once Amy moves in life becomes a series of mishaps and conflicts with touchingly funny moments as the mis-matched characters learn to live with each other. But when Jack's female boss begins to show more than a professional interest in him the tension mounts as Amy and Jack begin to realise their true feeling for each other....

  • A Few Good Men [1993]A Few Good Men | DVD | (18/02/2002) from £5.19   |  Saving you £14.80 (285.16%)   |  RRP £19.99

    As Good as it Gets is one of the sharpest Hollywood comedies of the 1990s, for all of its conventional plotting about an obsessive-compulsive curmudgeon (Jack Nicholson) who improves his personality at the urging of his gay neighbour (Greg Kinnear) and particularly a waitress (Helen Hunt) who inspires his best behaviour. It's questionable whether a romance between Hunt and the much older Nicholson is entirely believable, but this movie's smart enough--and charmingly funny enough--to make it seem endearingly possible. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com Astonishingly, Jack Nicholson's legendary performance as a military tough guy in A Few Good Men really amounts to a glorified cameo: he's only in a few scenes. But they're killer scenes, and the film has much more to offer. Cruise also shines as a lazy lawyer who rises to the occasion, and Demi Moore gives a command performance. Director Rob Reiner poses important questions about the rights of the powerful and the responsibilities of those just following orders in this classic courtroom drama. --Alan Smithee, Amazon.com

  • The Princess Bride [1987]The Princess Bride | DVD | (18/04/2012) from £6.79   |  Saving you £13.20 (194.40%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A young boy confined to bed with the flu is less than thrilled when his grandfather (Peter Falk) arrives to read him the story of The Princess Bride. It tells the adventures of Buttercup the most beautiful woman in the world and Westley the man she loves in the fairy-tale kingdom of Florin. When Buttercup is kidnapped Westley has to overcome some pretty tough obstacles if he is to rescue her from the clutches of three kidnappers - scaling the cliffs of insanity battling rodents of unusual size facing tortue in the Pit of Despair... True love has never been a snap.

  • And So It Goes [DVD]And So It Goes | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.89   |  Saving you £10.10 (171.48%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton star in this comedy directed by Rob Reiner. Selfish, egocentric real estate agent Oren (Douglas)'s whole life changes when he gets an unexpected knock at the door: his estranged son arrives at the house with a daughter he knew nothing about, and he unassumingly takes on the role of granddad. Realising he has no idea how to take care of a child, he accepts the help of his caring neighbour Leah (Keaton). As Oren slowly learns how to love and care for another human being, his self-centred lifestyle begins to take a backseat.

  • When Harry Met Sally/Thelma And Louise/Overboard [DVD]When Harry Met Sally/Thelma And Louise/Overboard | DVD | (08/06/2009) from £13.48   |  Saving you £-3.49 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Titles Comprise When Harry Met Sally: Brimming over with style intelligence and flashing wit this splendid irresistible film from director Rob Reiner is one of the best-loved romantic comedies of all time. Featuring dazzling performances from Meg Ryan Billy Crystal Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby exceptional music from Harry Connick Jr. and an Oscar-nominated screenplay by Nora Ephron When Harry Met Sally is an explosively funny commentary on friendships courtship - and other hardships - of the modern age. Will sex ruin a perfect relationship between a man and a woman? That's what Harry (Crystal) and Sally (Ryan) debate during their trip from Chicago to New York. And eleven years later they're sill no closer to finding the answer. Will these two best friends ever accept that they're meant for each other... or will they continue to deny the attraction that's existed since the first moment when Harry met Sally? Thelma & Louise:Thelma (Geena Davis) is a bored housewife. Louise (Susan Sarandon) is a waitress at a coffee shop. Together they sneak off in a '66 T-bird convertible for a three-day fishing trip. However things don't go quite according to plan. An encounter with a drunken foul-mouthed would-be rapist transforms their quiet getaway weekend into a cross-country escape that will change their lives forever. Overboard: It's the craziest mix-up ever! Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell dazzle the screen in this buoyant and screwball comedy of memory-making and memory-faking. One of Hollywood's most dynamic screen pairs Hawn and Russell make the most of every hilarious situation in this delightful riches to rags romance that's perfect entertainment for anyone who appreciates a great practical joke. Hawn is Joanna Stayton the pampered wife of a pretentious yacht-owning socialite. When their boat gets stuck for repairs Joanna employs carpenter Dean Profitt (Russell) to improve her closet space. But when Dean asks to be paid he's blatantly turned down by the nothing is ever good enough for me Joanna. So when Joanna falls overboard and gets a bad case of amnesia Dean takes advantage of the situation and in a stroke of retributive genius tells her that she's his wife and the mother of his four unruly children!

  • The Princess Bride 30th Anniversary Edition [DVD]The Princess Bride 30th Anniversary Edition | DVD | (23/10/2017) from £5.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Screenwriter William Goldman's novel The Princess Bride earned its own loyal audience on the strength of its narrative voice and its gently satirical, hyperbolic spin on swashbuckled adventure that seemed almost purely literary. For all its derring-do and vivid over-the-top characters, the book's joy was dictated as much by the deadpan tone of its narrator and a winking acknowledgement of the clichés being sent up. Miraculously, director Rob Reiner and Goldman himself managed to visualize this romantic fable while keeping that external voice largely intact: using a storytelling framework, avuncular Grandpa (Peter Falk) gradually seduces his sceptical grandson (Fred Savage) into the absurd, irresistible melodrama of the title story. And what a story: a lowly stable boy, Westley (Cary Elwes), pledges his love to the beautiful Buttercup (Robin Wright), only to be abducted and reportedly killed by pirates while Buttercup is betrothed to the evil Prince Humperdinck. Even as Buttercup herself is kidnapped by a giant, a scheming criminal mastermind, and a master Spanish swordsman, a mysterious masked pirate (could it be Westley?) follows in pursuit. As they sail toward the Cliffs of Insanity... The wild and woolly arcs of the story, the sudden twists of fate, and, above all, the cartoon-scaled characters all work because of Goldman's very funny script, Reiner's confident direction, and a terrific cast. Elwes and Wright, both sporting their best English accents, juggle romantic fervor and physical slapstick effortlessly, while supporting roles boast Mandy Patinkin (the swordsman Inigo Montoya), Wallace Shawn (the incredulous schemer Vizzini), and Christopher Guest (evil Count Rugen) with brief but funny cameos from Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, and Peter Cook. --Sam Sutherland

  • Misery [Blu-ray] [1990]Misery | Blu Ray | (01/10/2012) from £8.49   |  Saving you £1.50 (17.67%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A heart-stopping psychological thriller (Joel Siegel), this Academy Award-Winning film is one of the best horror movies ever. Adapted from a Stephen King story, this unforgettable film will draw you into a harrowing game played between two cunning minds - one as sharp as a tack and the other as blunt as a sledgehammer. Novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) doesn't remember the blinding blizzard that sent his car spinning off the road. All he remembers is waking up in the home of Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) - a maniacal fan who is bent on keeping her favourite writer as her personal prisoner... for the rest of his cock-a-doodie life!

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