"Director: Roy Ward Baker"

  • The Saint: The Complete Colour Series [DVD]The Saint: The Complete Colour Series | DVD | (29/05/2017) from £28.43   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Stepping into the role of Leslie Charteris' "modern-day Robin Hood" Simon Templar (formerly played in films by smoothies like George Sanders), Roger Moore swiftly struck the right poses, adding a raised eyebrow to the character's established trademarks--a stick figure with halo, a whistled theme (co-composed by Charteris himself) and a quixotic commitment to adventure rather than decency. More clean-cut than the vigilante of the novels, Moore's Templar is a reformed thief (with an accent on reformed) whose adventures invariably involve a beautiful girl in trouble, an exotic locale established by stock shots and pantomime-level barroom sets with revolving fans on the ceiling, and "foreign" villains, played by familiar British character actors in false moustaches. The Saint ran from 1962 to 1969. Connoisseurs reckon the earlier, black and white shows are superior to the later colour seasons. From 1979 to 1980, there was a follow-up, The Return of the Saint, in which sufficiently ironic Ian Ogilvy donned Templar's polo neck, but the format seemed outmoded in comparison with The Sweeney and The Professionals. Volume One contains: "The Talented Husband" in which a playwright is found dead in suspicious circumstances, with guest star Shirley (Goldfinger) Eaton; and "The Latin Touch" which concerns a kidnapping in Rome, with Suzan Farmer and Warren (Alf Garnett) Mitchell. --Kim Newman

  • A Night to Remember (Digitally Re-mastered) [DVD] [1958]A Night to Remember (Digitally Re-mastered) | DVD | (19/03/2012) from £6.49   |  Saving you £9.50 (146.38%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Two years after 20th Century Fox released its melodramatic disaster film Titanic in 1953, Walter Lord's meticulously researched book A Night to Remember surprised its publishers by becoming a phenomenal bestseller. Lord had an intuition that readers craved the reality of the Titanic disaster and not the romantically mythologised translations (like Fox's film, starring Barbara Stanwyck), which relied on fictional characters to "enhance" the world's worst maritime disaster. Lord's book proved that the truth was far more compelling than fiction, outlining the many "if onlys" (if only the iceberg had been spotted a few minutes earlier, etc.) that lent sombre irony to the loss of 1,500 Titanic passengers. Three years after Lord's book appeared, it was brought to the screen with the kind of riveting authenticity that Lord had insisted upon in his own research. The 1958 British production of A Night to Remember remains a definitive dramatization of the disaster, adhering to the known facts of the time and achieving a documentary-like immediacy that matches (and in some ways surpasses) the James Cameron epic released 39 years later. The film erroneously perpetuates the once-common belief that the Titanic sunk in one piece (instead of breaking in half as its bow began to plunge), but many other misconceptions are accurately corrected, and the intelligent screenplay by thriller master Eric Ambler is a model of factual suspense. By making Titanic the star of the film, director Roy Baker emphasises the excessive confidence of the booming industrial age and creates an intense you-are-there realism that pays tribute to Walter Lord's tenacious quest for truth. --Jeff Shannon

  • Ultimate Hammer Collection [DVD]Ultimate Hammer Collection | DVD | (16/09/2013) from £35.98   |  Saving you £5.01 (14.74%)   |  RRP £39.00

    Spanning a decade of the Hammer Studios’ most prolific period the titles in this boxset represent the pick of the cult horror and fantasy classics. The collection includes She The Nanny Dracula Prince Of Darkness The Plague Of The Zombies Rasputin The Mad Monk The Reptile The Witches One Million Years B.c. The Viking Queen Frankenstein Created Woman Quatermass And The Pit The Vengeance Of She The Devil Rides Out Prehistoric Women Scars Of Dracula The Horror Frankenstein Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb Straight On Till Morning Fear In The Night Demons Of The Mind To The Devil A Daughter. - See more at: http://studiocanal.co.uk/Film/Details/1151bf61-a293-4233-a009-9e92003b65cd#sthash.o28kTi7L.dpuf

  • Minder: The Dennis Waterman Years [DVD]Minder: The Dennis Waterman Years | DVD | (02/07/2018) from £24.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    THEY COULD BE SO GOOD FOR YOU! The legendary partnership of George Cole and Dennis Waterman play Arthur Daley, a man synonymous with dodgy goods and shady deals, and Terry McCann, Arthur's 'Minder' who protects him from small-time crooks, in this hugely successful ITV series. Drinking in the Winchester Club, driving the Capri and chatting up the ladies, catch up with Arthur and Terry's escapades in 68 episodes of the most entertaining, most tightly scripted, inventively comic and sharply directed drama series on television (Daily Telegraph). SPECIAL FEATURE: Photo Galleries

  • Scars Of Dracula (Doubleplay) [Blu-ray]Scars Of Dracula (Doubleplay) | Blu Ray | (30/10/2017) from £13.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    At a remote castle a vampire bat dribbles fresh blood over mouldering remains, resurrecting the infamous Count Dracula (Christopher Lee ). Terrified villagers set fire to the castle, but later discover that a swarm of vengeful bats has killed the women and children that sought sanctuary in the local church. Dracula's latest reign of terror has begun. In Scars of Dracula, Christopher Lee returned to his most famous role for the fifth time, and director Roy Ward Baker (Quatermass and the Pit, Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde) created the unprecedented shot of the Count scaling his castle walls. This was the last of Hammer's traditional Dracula films, and the bloodiest entry in the entire series. EXTRAS: NEW FEATURETTE - Blood Rites: Inside Scars of Dracula ORIGINAL TRAILER

  • The Vampire Lovers Blu-Ray RemasteredThe Vampire Lovers Blu-Ray Remastered | Blu Ray | (01/12/2014) from £14.55   |  Saving you £8.44 (58.01%)   |  RRP £22.99

    The arrival of the exotic Marcilla (Ingrid Pitt) causes a stir in the Austrian province of Styria. Women seek Marcilla's friendship and men are entranced by her beauty. When she stays at the home of General Spielsdorf (Peter Cushing) and his niece Laura (Pippa Steele) the only clue to Laura's subsequent death is an unusual wound on one of her breasts. Now calling herself Carmilla the enigmatic stranger moves in with a nearby English family. Like Laura the naïve Emma Morton (Madeline Smith) soon falls ill. As her life hangs by a thread the terrible truth about Carmilla is finally revealed... Special Features: New Blood: Hammer Enters the 70s Audio Commentary with Marcus Hearn and Jonathan Rigby Stills Gallery Original Trailer Restoration Comparisons

  • John Mills - Centenary CollectionJohn Mills - Centenary Collection | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £20.33   |  Saving you £29.66 (145.89%)   |  RRP £49.99

    Set Comprises: Great Expectations: One of the great translations of literature into film David Lean brings Dickens' masterpiece to robust on-screen life. Pip Magwitch Miss Havisham and Estella populate Lean's magnificent miniature beautifully photographed by Guy Green and designed by John Bryan. The October Man: He was Suspect Number One...while the real killer stalked the streets. Morning Departure: While hunting German shipping the Royal Navy submarine Trojan accidentally strikes an electronically-operated mine - and the race begins to save the lives of the crew of the stricken vessel. Rocked by a tremendous explosion the Trojan plunges to the sea bed. As time - and air - starts to run out the captain gathers together the survivors. A lucky few can escape immediately through emergency hatches - but the others will have to remain trapped in the dying submarine and hope that rescuers will arrive before it is too late. Those left behind must battle with terrifying fear and claustrophobia in the stricken disintegrating hulk far beneath the sea while rescuers begin a last-ditch attempt to raise the submarine to the surface. The rescue is difficult and fraught with danger at the best of times - but a storm of unprecedented ferocity is brewing which threatens to end all hope of rescue. This nail-biting and suspenseful thriller boasts a truly distinguished cast including John Mills Richard Attenborough and Nigel Patrick. Waterloo Road: As World War Two rages Jim Colter (John Mills) finds himself called up to serve in the army - but he's soon to find himself at war on two fronts. While he's away his lovely wife Tillie (Joy Shelton) attracts the amorous attention of Ted Purvis (Stewart Granger) a vicious local spiv and self-acclaimed ladies man. When Jim's sister writes informing him of what is happening Jim decides that the Nazis can wait and that an even more insidious enemy needs to be dealt with first. He breaks out of camp goes AWOL and sets off to find his wife. With the military hot on his tail Jim must make his way through war torn London to settle things once and for all. In Which We Serve: The story of the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Torrin and those that serve in her. In the Battle of Crete she is dive-bombed while streaming at thirty knots and goes down fighting. We see through the memories of her survivors the ordeals achievements and gallantry of HMS Torrin from her commissioning until she sinks in her last battle.

  • A Night to Remember [Blu-ray] [1958]A Night to Remember | Blu Ray | (19/03/2012) from £7.49   |  Saving you £12.50 (166.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Two years after 20th Century Fox released its melodramatic disaster film Titanic in 1953, Walter Lord's meticulously researched book A Night to Remember surprised its publishers by becoming a phenomenal bestseller. Lord had an intuition that readers craved the reality of the Titanic disaster and not the romantically mythologised translations (like Fox's film, starring Barbara Stanwyck), which relied on fictional characters to "enhance" the world's worst maritime disaster. Lord's book proved that the truth was far more compelling than fiction, outlining the many "if onlys" (if only the iceberg had been spotted a few minutes earlier, etc.) that lent sombre irony to the loss of 1,500 Titanic passengers. Three years after Lord's book appeared, it was brought to the screen with the kind of riveting authenticity that Lord had insisted upon in his own research. The 1958 British production of A Night to Remember remains a definitive dramatization of the disaster, adhering to the known facts of the time and achieving a documentary-like immediacy that matches (and in some ways surpasses) the James Cameron epic released 39 years later. The film erroneously perpetuates the once-common belief that the Titanic sunk in one piece (instead of breaking in half as its bow began to plunge), but many other misconceptions are accurately corrected, and the intelligent screenplay by thriller master Eric Ambler is a model of factual suspense. By making Titanic the star of the film, director Roy Baker emphasises the excessive confidence of the booming industrial age and creates an intense you-are-there realism that pays tribute to Walter Lord's tenacious quest for truth. --Jeff Shannon

  • The Persuaders!: The Complete Series - [ITV] - [Network] - [DVD]The Persuaders!: The Complete Series - | DVD | (19/09/2011) from £28.62   |  Saving you £21.37 (74.67%)   |  RRP £49.99

    Nitro and gylcerine... and I light the fuse!Two millionaire playboys - one a peer of the realm, born into money, and the other a self-made man who fought his way out of the New York slums - are conned by a retired judge into righting wrongs in a series that combines action, style, humour and panache in large quantities!Regarded by many as the finest of Lew Grade's ITC film series, The Persuaders! stars Roger Moore and Tony Curtis as the mismatched playboys with an eye for the ladies and a penchant for landing themselves in trouble.

  • The Flame Trees Of Thika [DVD]The Flame Trees Of Thika | DVD | (07/11/2016) from £6.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Based on the beloved autobiographical novel by Elspeth Huxley, BBC miniseries The Flame Trees of Thika brings an eventful childhood in Eastern Africa to vivid life. In 1913, 11-year-old Elspeth Grant (Holly Aird) traveled with her mother, Tilly (Hayley Mills), from England to Kenya to help build a coffee plantation. (Born in 1907, Huxley was actually six at the time.) Her father, Robin (David Robb), who had preceded them, was waiting to greet his family in the arid town of Thika. Also waiting for them were lions, elephants, giraffes, and countless other creatures (the 18-week production was filmed on location in Kenya). Directed by Roy Ward Baker (A Night To Remember) and written by John Hawkesworth (Upstairs, Downstairs), The Flame Trees of Thika isn't just about one girl, or one family, adrift in an occasionally hostile foreign land, but also about the dangers of colonialism. The Grants, their neighbors, the Palmers (Nicholas Jones and Sharon Maughan), and most of the other Europeans in Thika feel certain they're bringing culture to the uncivilized, without realizing what they're destroying in the process. Ian Crawford (Ben Cross from Chariots of Fire), is one possible exception to the rule, but he brings another kind of danger in his pursuit of Mrs. Palmer. Since their actions are seen through the eyes of a child, The Flame Trees of Thika is never preachy, but the meddling of these adults--however well intentioned--in the affairs of the Masai, the Kikuyu, and other locals frequently creates tension. As Tilly notes, "It's like two whole separate circles revolving around each other--their world and ours--and only just touching occasionally." What began as Elspeth's coming-of-age story, becomes one for her parents, as well, in this sensitive and engaging series. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

  • Jason King: The Complete Series [DVD]Jason King: The Complete Series | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £29.48   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    First introduced to fans in the hugely successful ITC series Department S, this is Jason King, brought vividly to life by Peter Wyngarde in a series of high-spirited adventures which turned him into a world-famous celebrity. Jason King is an author and bon vivant who savours life to the full, from good food to gorgeous girls. Wherever he goes in search of material for his books he encounters more stirring drama, deeper intrigue, more unexpected situations and more beautiful women than any one man has the right to experience! Coping with everything in his own elegant, flamboyant manner, anything can happen to him and usually does! Features: Wanna Watch a Television Series? Chapter Two: Fish out of Water - The last part of our exclusive two-part documentary on Department S and Jason King, narrated by Peter Bowles and featuring contributions from Cyril Frankel, Kate O'Mara and Burt Kwouk Extensive episodic image galleries (discs 1-7) Textless opening and closing titles and Adcap A suite of Laurie Johnson's incidental music, with accompanying image gallery Archive interview with Peter Wyngarde on Russell Harty's show in 1973 PDF material The Crossfire a play from 1967 featuring Peter Wyngarde

  • Quatermass And The Pit [Blu-ray]Quatermass And The Pit | Blu Ray | (10/10/2011) from £13.98   |  Saving you £9.00 (81.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Special Features: New UK exclusive interviews with Julian Glover, Mark Gatiss, Judith Kerr, Kim Newman and Marcus Hearne Audio commentary with Nigel Kneale and Roy Ward Baker World of Hammer – Sci-Fi Episode UK and US trailers Interview with Joe Dante

  • Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde (Doubleplay) [Blu-ray] [2017]Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde (Doubleplay) | Blu Ray | (29/01/2018) from £14.04   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    When Dr. Henry Jekyll attempts to find an elixir of life he accidentally stumbles upon a formula which transforms him into a gorgeous but evil woman who calls herself the widowed Mrs Hyde. Somewhat disdained by the female transformation but aroused by the power it brings, Jekyll can't but help to continue his experiments. As the evil Hyde starts brutally murdering women to get the female hormones she needs Jekyll's alter ego soon grows too powerful. As the fight is on to discover who is behind the Whitechapel murders which of Jekyll's alter-egos will end up on top? EXTRAS: NEW FEATURETTE - Ladykiller: Inside Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde ORIGINAL TRAILER

  • The Persuaders!: The Complete Series [DVD]The Persuaders!: The Complete Series | DVD | (14/05/2018) from £30.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Between heroic spells as the Saint and James Bond, Roger Moore was teamed with Tony Curtis in The Persuaders, a derivative but fun series about a couple of millionaire dilettante adventurers who swan around the world competing for the attention of beautiful women and getting involved in perplexing mysteries. Moore is Lord Brett Sinclair, an upper crust Brit of impeccable breeding, while Curtis is Danny Wilde, an up-from-the-streets self-made man whose trademark is a pair of brown gloves. The allegedly tasteful Brett and the crasser Danny both model a succession of garish early 70s fashions while their pursuits of duplicitous crumpet usually wind up with the women getting away and the heroes stuck with each other. Given all that, this may well be the most blatantly homoerotic of all the buddy television pairings (see the eponymous stars of Starsky and Hutch, Regan and Carter in The Sweeney, Bodie and Doyle of The Professionals) that ran ove! r the screen in the 70s, in which the male leads sublimated their feelings for each other by pulling out their guns and shooting at baddies. --Kim Newman

  • Asylum [Blu-ray]Asylum | Blu Ray | (06/01/2020) from £14.59   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    In order to secure a job at a mental institution, a young psychiatrist must interview four patients inside the asylum.

  • Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased): The Complete Series [DVD]Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased): The Complete Series | DVD | (12/02/2018) from £24.64   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Behind the scenes, Box Set, Commentary, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, Uncut, SYNOPSIS: All 26 episodes of the cult 1960s series. In 'My late, lamented friend and partner' detective Jeff Randall (Mike Pratt) is devastated when his friend and partner Marty Hopkirk (Kenneth Cope) is killed by a hit-and-run driver. However, Marty's ghost returns from the grave to inform Jeff that his death was no accident. 'A disturbing case' has Marty's widow Jeannie (Annette Andre) commit Jeff to an asylum when she sees him talking to himself. 'All work and no pay' finds jean convinced that the moving furniture in her flat is the work of her late-husband Marty's restless spirit, but of course Jeff and the ghostly Marty know better. 'Never trust a ghost' sees Marty convinced that a man has been shot dead in his London home after inadvertently witnessing the killing. In 'that's how murder snowballs' Jeff uses Marty to help him form a variety act when he investigates the murder of a mind reader. 'just for the record' finds Jeff acting as bodyguard to a beauty contest entrant, but the job is not as simple as it at first seemed. 'Murder ain't what it used to be!' has Marty cross swords with another ghost - deceased gangster Bugsy, who wants revenge on his former partner-in-crime. Unfortunately, Bugsy's intended victim is Marty's partner Jeff's latest client! 'Whoever heard of a ghost dying?' sees Jeff and Marty being used as fall guys when a master criminal and a clairvoyant discover their secret. In 'the house on haunted hill' Jeff asks Marty to help solve the mystery of a 'haunted house' which is being used as the front for a diamond robbery. 'When did you start to stop seein...Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969) - Complete Series - 8-DVD Box Set ( My Partner the Ghost )

  • Great British Actors - John Mills [DVD]Great British Actors - John Mills | DVD | (28/05/2012) from £24.28   |  Saving you £-4.29 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Titles Comprise: Flame in the Streets The Rocking Horse Winner The Singer Not the Song Tiara Tahiti

  • The Anniversary [1968]The Anniversary | DVD | (09/07/2007) from £7.79   |  Saving you £5.20 (40.00%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Mrs Taggart (Bette Davis) a wealthy tyrannical and manipulative matriarch holds a social gathering to celebrate her wedding anniversary even though her husband has been dead for years. She demands the presence of her three sons: a timid cross-dresser a stressed father of five and a secretly engaged youngster. But the party is just an excuse for Mrs. Taggart to maintain her mercilessly firm grip over her offsprings lives. Made by Britains Hammer Studios this deliciously nasty

  • The Monster Club [Blu-ray]The Monster Club | Blu Ray | (18/08/2014) from £7.79   |  Saving you £7.20 (92.43%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Three Chilling Tales of Terror...Pausing to admire a window display of his own books the distinguished horror writer Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes is attacked by a desperate vampire Eramus faint from lack of sustenance. Assuring the startled victim that his neck bite was not deep enough to bring him into the fold the grateful vampire takes him to the Monster Club where all his friends foregather. The rich selection of vampires werewolves snakemen wasp-women ghouls and other weird creatures enjoying themselves to the happy beat of pop music offers plenty of new material for the author. In addition Eramus explains to Ronald the hierarchy and basic rules of Monsterdom and illustrates his theme with three unusual tales...Released on DVD for the first time THE MONSTER CLUB is a blackly-comic horror movie starring all-time greats Vincent Price John Carradine and Donald Pleasance. This film won director Roy Ward Baker the Audience Award at the 1981 Fantafestival in Rome.

  • Morning Departure [DVD]Morning Departure | DVD | (13/04/2015) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    World War Two thriller starring John Mills. While out on routine patrol, the Royal Navy submarine Trojan accidentally strikes an electronically-operated drifting mine, and plunges immediately to the sea bed. As time - and air - start to run out, the Captain, Lt Cmdr Armstrong (Mills) gathers the handful of survivors together and tries to figure out the best means of escape. Richard Attenborough and Nigel Patrick co-star.

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