"Director: Stephen Frears"

  • The Queen [2006]The Queen | DVD | (12/03/2007) from £4.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (300.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Helen Mirren stars as Queen Elizabeth II in this drama set in the days following the death of Princess Diana.

  • Philomena [DVD]Philomena | DVD | (24/03/2014) from £4.49   |  Saving you £15.50 (345.21%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Judi Dench and Steve Coogan play unlikely friends in PHILOMENA, the moving, funny and at times shocking true story of one woman's search for a lost son.

  • My Beautiful Laundrette [1985]My Beautiful Laundrette | DVD | (17/03/2008) from £6.49   |  Saving you £9.50 (146.38%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Set within the Asian community in London My Beautiful Launderette is an unusual love story concerned with identity and entrepreneurial spirit during the Thatcher years. Omar (Gordon Warnecke) takes over the running of his wheeler-dealer uncle's launderette with the intention of turning it into a glittering place of commercial success. When he employs childhood friend and ex-National Front member Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis) they become lovers as well as working partners. However complications soon ensue as the anger of Johnny's deserted gang begins to build and Omar is forced to face increasingly difficult family issues.

  • Florence Foster Jenkins [DVD] [2016]Florence Foster Jenkins | DVD | (05/09/2016) from £6.21   |  Saving you £16.77 (520.81%)   |  RRP £19.99

    FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS is the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice Florence (Meryl Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew. The comedy drama directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere.

  • A Very English Scandal – Season 1 [DVD] [2018]A Very English Scandal – Season 1 | DVD | (02/07/2018) from £7.25   |  Saving you £5.09 (70.21%)   |  RRP £12.34

    Adapted from John Preston's book A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment by Russell T Davies (Dr Who, Queer As Folk, Cucumber) and directed by Stephen Frears (Florence Foster Jenkins, Philomena, Dangerous Liaisons), starring Hugh Grant as Jeremy Thorpe and Ben Whishaw as Norman Scott. A Very English Scandal is the shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy to murder. It's the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been decriminalized, and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party and the youngest leader of any British political party in a hundred years, has a secret he's desperate to hide. As long as Norman Scott, his vociferous exlover is around, Thorpe's brilliant career is at risk, and eventually Thorpe can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Jeremy Thorpe changed politics forever as the British public discovered the darkest secrets of the Establishment and the lengths they'd go to conceal them.

  • The Snapper [DVD] [1993]The Snapper | DVD | (02/11/2009) from £7.69   |  Saving you £5.30 (68.92%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The Snapper

  • High Fidelity [2000]High Fidelity | DVD | (07/05/2001) from £2.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (501.67%)   |  RRP £17.99

    In a biting romantic comedy, Rob Gordon (John Cusack) is the owner of a semi-failing record store in Chicago, where he sells music the old-fashioned way -- on vinyl.

  • Alan Bennett At The BBC [DVD]Alan Bennett At The BBC | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £13.09   |  Saving you £16.90 (129.11%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Alan Bennett At The BBC

  • Walter / Walter and June / Loving Walter [1982] [DVD]Walter / Walter and June / Loving Walter | DVD | (17/01/2011) from £13.24   |  Saving you £6.75 (50.98%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A man with learning difficulties suffers neglect and ill-treatment and this is only exasperated when his parents die and nobody seems to know what to do with him.

  • Dangerous Liaisons [1988]Dangerous Liaisons | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.39   |  Saving you £8.60 (61.50%)   |  RRP £13.99

    A sumptuously mounted and photographed celebration of artful wickedness, betrayal and sexual intrigue among depraved 18th-century French aristocrats, Dangerous Liaisons (based on Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses) is seductively decadent fun. The villainous heroes are the Marquise De Merteuil (Glenn Close) and the Vicomte De Valmont (John Malkovich), who have cultivated their mutual cynicism into a highly developed and exquisitely mannered form of (in-)human expression. Former lovers, they now fancy themselves rather like demigods whose mutual desires have evolved beyond the crudeness of sex or emotion. They ritualistically act out their twisted affections by engaging in elaborate conspiracies to destroy the lives of their less calculating acquaintances, daring each other to ever-more-dastardly acts of manipulation and betrayal. Why? Just because they can; it's their perverted way of getting their kicks in a dead-end, pre-Revolutionary culture. Among their voluptuous and virtuous prey are fair-haired angels played by Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman, who have never looked more ripe for ravishing. When the Vicomte finds himself beset by bewilderingly genuine emotions for one of his victims, the Marquise considers it the ultimate betrayal and plots her heartless revenge. Dangerous Liaisons is a high-mannered revel for the actors, who also include Swoosie Kurtz, Mildred Natwick, and Keanu Reeves. --Jim Emerson

  • My Beautiful Laundrette (DVD + Blu-ray)My Beautiful Laundrette (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (21/08/2017) from £9.29   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    In case you'd forgotten, My Beautiful Laundrette will remind you of those mid-80s days when Thatcherism ruled the earth (or so it seemed) and money was king. Stephen Frears' low-budget realisation of Hanif Kureishi's subversively critical play captures the contradictions of that time in a way that's as fresh today as when it was new. Omar's wheeler-dealer uncle, Nasser (Saeed Jaffrey), sums it up when he says, "In this damn country, which we hate and love, you can get anything you want". He sets up Omar (Gordon Warnecke) with a rundown laundrette and the instruction to make it a success, which Omar temporarily does, with the help of his childhood friend Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis). When the film first came out, it was the gay content that dominated the column inches, whereas now it seems a sensitive and multi-faceted summation of its decade, exploring social, ethnic and sexual issues and contradictions. Bringing together two such different characters as Omar--Asian, ambitious, for whom success is defined by wealth--and former childhood friend Johnny--white trash, ex-National Front--was inspired. Watching their friendship develop into love, and the ensuing bitterness and misunderstanding that they suffer from friends and family is very poignant. All the lead roles are well taken, the contradictory character of Nasser in particular. By turns, funny, touching and anger-inducing, this is a movie that wears its age lightly and its era proudly. On the DVD: the picture is in 4:3 ratio with a Dolby Digital soundtrack. There's an original trailer and filmographies of the four main characters, with an additional biography for Day-Lewis. --Harriet Smith

  • Victoria & Abdul (BD + digital download) [Blu-ray] [2017]Victoria & Abdul (BD + digital download) | Blu Ray | (22/01/2018) from £4.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Queen Victoria strikes up an an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Click Images to Enlarge

  • The DealThe Deal | DVD | (19/05/2008) from £11.48   |  Saving you £6.50 (68.49%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The Deal stars David Morrissey as Gordon Brown and Michael Sheen as Tony Blair and depicts the famed political legend that the two made a pact that Blair would step down as Prime Minister so that Brown could take his place. The Deal begins in 1983 as the two men are first elected to Parliament and concludes in 1994 at the Granita restaurant - the location of the supposed agreement - with a brief epilogue following the 1997 general election.

  • Follyfoot - Series 1-3 - CompleteFollyfoot - Series 1-3 - Complete | DVD | (20/10/2008) from £19.99   |  Saving you £30.00 (150.08%)   |  RRP £49.99

    Follyfoot was based on an idea by novelist Monica Dickens and starred Gillian Blake Steve Hodson and Christian Rodska as the trio of workers at a retirement home for old or unwanted horses. A collection of every episode from each series!

  • Tamara  Drewe [DVD]Tamara Drewe | DVD | (28/03/2011) from £6.19   |  Saving you £11.80 (190.63%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Once the ugly duckling of the rural Dorset village of Ewedown, Tamara Drewe returns as a glamorous high flying journalist, ruffling feathers, rekindling old passions and shaking up the sleepy village with hilarious and heart-warming consequences.

  • The Grifters [1990]The Grifters | DVD | (26/02/2007) from £13.48   |  Saving you £2.51 (18.62%)   |  RRP £15.99

    'The Grifters' tells the story of three desperate con artists based in the seedy underworld of Los Angeles

  • Cheri [DVD] [2009]Cheri | DVD | (21/09/2009) from £6.39   |  Saving you £9.60 (150.24%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Michelle Pfeiffer and Rupert Friend engage in a passionate love affair in this lush period piece directed by Stephen Frears

  • Six Plays By Alan Bennett: The Complete Series [DVD]Six Plays By Alan Bennett: The Complete Series | DVD | (20/02/2017) from £19.25   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Stephen Frears produces six plays by Oscar-nominated playwright Alan Bennett. Showcasing the talents of Julie Walters, Prunella Scales, Patricia Routledge, Dave Allen and Alun Armstrong, Six Plays by Alan Bennett includes the BAFTA-nominated Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Frears himself directs four of the six plays, with the remaining two directed by BAFTA-winning Giles Foster and Palm d'Or winner Lindsay Anderson. Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf Trevor Hopkins is painfully shy, but a chance encounter makes him think that his life is about to turn a corner. Starring Neville Smith, Thora Hird and Julie Walters Doris and Doreen Doris and Doreen are happy working in an obscure provincial office, until the spectre of redundancy rears its head. Starring Prunella Scales, Patricia Routledge and Pete Postlethwaite The Old Crowd George and Betty are throwing a housewarming party, but circumstances conspire against them... Starring John Moffatt, Isobel Dean, Peter Jeffrey and Rachel Roberts Afternoon Off A hotel waiter spends an afternoon off in search of sexual fulfilment, but instead finds a town full of eccentrics bearing petty prejudices. Starring Henry Man, Benjamin Whitrow and Philip Jackson One Fine Day An estate agent suffering a mid-life crisis takes up residence in an office block that he's supposed to be renting to his firm's clients. Starring Dave Allen, Robert Stephens and Benjamin Whitrow All Day on the Sands The Coopers decide to holiday in Morecambe as a change from Menorca. They stay in the Miramar Hotel, but Mr Cooper has a guilty secret... Starring Alun Armstrong, Marjorie Yates and Ken Jones

  • The Van [1996]The Van | DVD | (12/03/2007) from £6.45   |  Saving you £6.54 (101.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Once the ugly duckling of the rural Dorset village of Ewedown, Tamara Drewe returns as a glamorous high flying journalist, ruffling feathers, rekindling old passions and shaking up the sleepy village with hilarious and heart-warming consequences.

  • Prick Up Your Ears [1987]Prick Up Your Ears | DVD | (03/09/2007) from £3.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (150.38%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Prick Up Your Ears is a celebration of outrageous playwright Joe Orton (Gary Oldman) and his love affair with Kenneth Halliwell (Alfred Molina) which concluded with their violent and premature deaths. Orton was one of the 1960s golden boys from working class Leicester lad to national celebrity from sexual innocent to grinning satyr from penniless student to icon of Swinging London. He became a star by breaking the rules - sexual and theatrical. But while his plays including Loo

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