"Director: Ron Howard"

  • Tangled [DVD] [2010]Tangled | DVD | (23/05/2011) from £13.99   |  Saving you £-7.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.99

    Walt Disney Pictures presents TANGLED, one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told.

  • Zootropolis [Blu-ray] [2016]Zootropolis | Blu Ray | (25/07/2016) from £5.75   |  Saving you £6.00 (150.38%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The modern mammal metropolis of Zootropolis is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighbourhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together.

  • Zootropolis [DVD] [2016]Zootropolis | DVD | (25/07/2016) from £6.99   |  Saving you £-0.01 (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.98

    The modern mammal metropolis of Zootropolis is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighbourhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together.

  • Splash [1984]Splash | DVD | (14/10/2002) from £5.38   |  Saving you £10.61 (197.21%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Splash was big news in 1984. It was the sole reason for a renewed Disney Studios forming its Touchstone Pictures subsidiary. This was so they could get away with displaying Daryl Hannah's nude bottom! It was also big news for launching the film career of Tom Hanks, who immediately became a massive box-office comedy draw in the 80s. For Ron Howard, it was the breakaway success that guaranteed he'd be able to pursue as diverse a directorial career path as he wanted to. It's a simple romance tale, spiced up by making the female lead a mermaid. The stroke of brilliance in the script was in making the comedy happen around the two leads, while letting them believably convey they are hopelessly lost in love. The comedy comes from the ever-reliable John Candy as a larger-than-life womanising older brother, and Eugene Levy as a scatty scientist. Although New York looks a little different today, the movie has hardly aged at all. Which is just as well since it boldly begins "This morning." On the DVD: Splash offers a transfer that has some defects, but colours and dark areas seem just about right. We're spoiled for extras, with a warmly nostalgic Howard joining a key production crew commentary in reminiscing on how much fun they had making the movie. There's a half-hour documentary ("Making a Splash") interviewing everyone involved, including some archival footage of the late Candy. Best of all are the original Audition Tapes for Hanks and Hannah, which reveal the consummate professionals these once-hungry stars really are. --Paul Tonks

  • In the Heart of the Sea [DVD] [2016]In the Heart of the Sea | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £14.00 (233.72%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Oscar winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind) directs the action adventure In the Heart of the Sea, based on Nathaniel Philbrick's best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex. In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. In the Heart of the Sea reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. Click Images to Enlarge

  • Apollo 13 [1995]Apollo 13 | DVD | (03/02/2002) from £8.69   |  Saving you £11.30 (130.04%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Stranded 205 000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft astronauts Jim Lovell (Hanks) Fred Haise (Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Bacon) fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile at Mission Control astronaut Ken Mattingly (Sinise) flight director Gene Kranz (Harris) and a heroic ground crew race against time and the odds to bring them home. It's a breathtaking adventure that tells a story of courage faith and ingenuity that is all the more remarkable as it's based on true events!

  • The Da Vinci Code (1 Disc Edition)  [2006]The Da Vinci Code (1 Disc Edition) | DVD | (15/01/2007) from £2.99   |  Saving you £17.00 (568.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Tom Hanks headlines this big screen adaptation of Dan Brown's global hit novel.

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story [4K] [Blu-ray] [2018] [Region Free]Solo: A Star Wars Story | 4K UHD | (24/09/2018) from £16.99   |  Saving you £9.99 (66.64%)   |  RRP £24.98

    Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.

  • Cinderella Man [2005]Cinderella Man | DVD | (30/01/2006) from £7.98   |  Saving you £13.00 (260.52%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger star in the story of Depression-era U.S. fighter and folk hero Jim Braddock.

  • Zootropolis [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [2016]Zootropolis | Blu Ray | (25/07/2016) from £6.49   |  Saving you £19.50 (300.46%)   |  RRP £25.99

    The modern mammal metropolis of Zootropolis is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighbourhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together.

  • Inferno / Angels & Demons / The Da Vinci Code Box Set [DVD] [2016]Inferno / Angels & Demons / The Da Vinci Code Box Set | DVD | (20/02/2017) from £6.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (85.84%)   |  RRP £12.99

    INFERNO Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest thriller in Dan Brown's (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop the unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population. ANGELS & DEMONS In Ron Howard's thrilling follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, expert symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) pursues ancient clues on a heart-racing hunt through Rome to find the four Cardinals kidnapped by a deadly secret society, the Illuminati. With the Cardinals' lives on the line, and the Camerlengo (Ewan McGregor) desperate for help, Langdon embarks on a nonstop, action-packed race through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, and the most secret vault on Earth! THE DA VINCI CODE Dan Brown's international bestseller comes alive in the film THE DA VINCI CODE, directed by Ron Howard with a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman. Join symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and cryptologist Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou) in their heart-racing quest to solve a bizarre murder mystery that will take them from France to England - and behind the veil of a mysterious ancient society, where they discover a secret protected since the time of Christ.

  • Rush [Blu-ray]Rush | Blu Ray | (27/01/2014) from £5.99   |  Saving you £19.00 (317.20%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Ron Howard’s Rush--set in Formula One’s 1970s heyday, when ‘sex was safe and driving was dangerous’--is a gripping story of fire and ice rivalry that makes today’s rights-managed Formula One look as dull as rain. Culminating in the summer of 1976 and filtered through a layer of colour-faded nostalgia, Rush follows the intertwining careers of James Hunt--the English rock ‘n’ roll star of motor racing--and his chief rival Niki Lauda, a prickly newcomer with a head for engineering and a Spartan work ethic. Chris Helmsworth plays Hunt, as sporting a playboy as the late George Best, striding handsomely around Monaco’s sunlit racetrack with an open shirt and a hairfull of shining wind. Bankrolled by aristocratic friends and at ease among the sport’s Riviera set, his career and his popularity are overshadowed when Lauda (made enormously likable by Daniel Brühl) catches the eye of an ambitious Ferrari team on the lookout for a new breed of racing driver. As Hunt drifts though a string of beds, boozers and petty brawls, Lauda patiently racks up the points, spending long nights obsessing over his car and those precious milliseconds that can mean an eternity at the margin. A deadly rivalry will do wonders for your career--and Hunt vs. Lauda erupts into snaking dogfights around the hazardous circuits of Monza, Silverstone, and near-fatally at the Nürburgring. Hunt is more alive to the alluring danger of racing--references to the famously large number of women he’s meant to have slept with are left out--but it’s Lauda who pays the higher price, and the film’s dramatic heart is Lauda’s psychological comeback, despite devastating injuries, as he prepares for a final showdown. --Leo Batchelor

  • Beautiful Mind, A [2002]Beautiful Mind, A | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.46   |  Saving you £14.79 (284.42%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Russell Crowe stars as the mathematical genius John Forbes Nash Jr, a man who made a great discovery early in his life before descending into a notorious life of depravity and self discovery.

  • Willow [1988]Willow | DVD | (05/08/2002) from £7.49   |  Saving you £5.50 (42.30%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Billed as a fantasy to please kids and adults alike in 1988, Willow was revolutionary in its day. Not only did it have a vertically challenged actor (Warwick Davis) as its leading man, it also set new standards for special effects, using the first known "morfing" (sic) systems. To top it all off it combined the talents of two of Hollywood's biggest names, director Ron Howard and writer-producer George Lucas, and changed Val Kilmer's destiny, influencing both his career and love life. In theory all this should have added up to a rip-roaring success of a film. Alas, the end result has been unkindly if accurately described as the bastard son of Lord of the Rings, with Star Wars as its doting mother. The plot line (plucky young man sent off on a quest to protect something which could change the reign of evil) has obvious links to Tolkien's classic; Kilmer's Madmartigan (the diamond in the rough) has distinct similarities to Hans Solo. And with the great advances in modern cinemas special effects, Willow's ferocious two-headed dragons now look like something out of 1963's Jason and the Argonauts. However, even though it marked the end of the road for fantasy films in the 1980s, Willow's combination of locations, set design and groundbreaking SFX set new standards and influenced much modern cinema, including Peter Jackson's epic Lord of the Rings. All in all, this is a movie with its heart, soul and magic in the right place. On the DVD: Willow is brought up to date on DVD with this excellent special effects enhancing anamorphic transfer of the original 2.35:1 screen ratio; the Dolby 5.1 surround sound boosts the power behind Badmorda's roar as well as spotlighting James Horner's swashbuckling score. A lively commentary is offered by Warwick Davis, although he has a tendency to dwell on his own musings rather than the film as a whole. Other features include "The Making of the Adventure", which is a standard TV behind-the-scenes documentary/advert and a wealth of TV spots, trailers and photos. By far the most interesting feature is the "Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Film" documentary including interviews with George Lucas, Ron Howard and Dennis Muren (the renowned special effects guru) on the creation of morphing and its influence on later movies. –-Nikki Disney

  • Cocoon / Cocoon The Return [1985]Cocoon / Cocoon The Return | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.45   |  Saving you £8.54 (132.40%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Cocoon: A group of senior citizens residing in a rest home find their lives turned upside down after they are offered the gift of eternal youth by benevolent aliens in Ron Howard's wonderful tribute to the human spirit. Brian Dennehy is Walter an alien who returns to earth to rescue 20 of his friends now hibernating in cocoons off the coast of Florida. With the help of a charter boat captain (Steve Guttenberg) the cocoons are stored in a deserted swimming pool. When three men

  • Angels and Demons [DVD]Angels and Demons | DVD | (14/09/2009) from £2.99   |  Saving you £17.00 (85.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The team behind the global phenomenon "The Da Vinci Code" return to take on "Angels & Demons", based upon the bestselling novel by Dan Brown.

  • Tangled [Blu-ray]Tangled | Blu Ray | (31/10/2011) from £12.39   |  Saving you £0.59 (6.28%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Walt Disney Pictures presents TANGLED, one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told.

  • Cocoon (1985) (30th Anniversary Special Edition) (Blu-ray)Cocoon (1985) (30th Anniversary Special Edition) (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (18/07/2016) from £8.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (100.11%)   |  RRP £17.99

    In 1985 Cocoon was a significant trend-bucker amongst summer blockbusters. Whereas other genre efforts were devised to lure a teenage audience into FX extravaganzas, this looked like one for their grandparents. Except that it turned out to be a gentle, affecting tale for all ages. Adapted from David Saperstein's novel, director Ron Howard took great delight in focusing on family relationships and the encroachment of old age (themes that reappeared in nearly all his work from here on). The plot is rather surreal in summary: a group of Florida OAPs befriend aliens in next-door's swimming pool and are rejuvenated to youthful well-being. It's in the FX and characterisations that the story comes alive. Both were acknowledged with Academy Awards; with Don Ameche's supporting role deserving praise for more than just the moment when he does some bodypopping on the dance floor. Wilford Brimley is the real star, a bluff old codger wanting to do right by everyone. Steve Guttenberg provides comic support and allows for a little non-wrinkly nudity with foxy space gal Kitty (Tahnee Welch). ILM's visuals remain polished and inspired, but never allowing us to lose sight of the characters basking in their dazzle. --Paul Tonks

  • The Grinch [DVD]The Grinch | DVD | (08/09/2014) from £4.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    You better watch out! He's green... he's mean... and he hates Christmas! The Grinch is a bad tempered hairy green creature who lives inside a cave atop Mount Crumpit overlooking the village of Whoville. As the Whos of Whoville frantically prepare for their yuletide celebrations The Grinch decides to put a stop to Christmas once and for all and steals all their presents and decorations on Christmas Eve... only to finally come to learn that the true spirit of Christmas goes much deeper than tinsel and toys. The hilarious Jim Carrey spectacularly brings The Grinch to life in this magical live-action comedy which is based on the wonderfully quirky and well-loved book 'Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas'. Special Features: Spotlight on Location Deleted Scenes Outtakes Who School Make Up Application and Design Seussiam Set Design Production Notes Cast and Filmmakers Grinch Game Trailer Faith Hill Music Video Where are you Christmas Visual Effects Theatrical Trailer Wholiday Recipes By the Number

  • The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years - Deluxe Edition [DVD] [2016]The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years - Deluxe Edition | DVD | (21/11/2016) from £9.05   |  Saving you £0.95 (10.50%)   |  RRP £10.00

    IN 1962 FOUR YOUNG MEN JOHN LENNON, PAUL McCARTNEY, GEORGE HARRISON AND RINGO STARR CAME TOGETHER TO FORM THE 20TH CENTURY MUSICAL PHENOMENON KNOWN AS, THE BEATLES. The band stormed Europe in 1963, and, in 1964, they conquered America. Their groundbreaking world tours changed global youth culture forever and, arguably, invented mass entertainment as we know it today. All the while, the group were composing and recording a series of extraordinarily successful singles and albums. However the relentless pressure of such unprecedented fame, that in 1966 became uncontrollable turmoil, led to the decision to stop touring. In the ensuing years The Beatles were then free to focus on a series of albums that changed the face of recorded music. Master storyteller and Oscar® winner*, Ron Howard, explores this incredible journey in his own unique way: How did The Beatles do this? How did they cope with all the fame and pressure? How did they not only survive, but go on to revolutionise popular music? With original interviews, footage, staggering live performances, and the intimate study of character that Ron Howard is known for, he puts us right inside this extraordinary adventure, answering the question everyone always wants to know: What was it like to be there?!!

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