"Director: Steven Spielberg"

  • Jaws 4K [Blu-ray] [2020] [Region Free]Jaws 4K | Blu Ray | (01/06/2020) from £19.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Jaws 4K UHD - 45th Anniversary Edition Experience Jaws like you have never seen before in stunning newly-remastered 4K UHD with HDR for brighter, deeper, more lifelike colour. Directed by Academy Award® winner° Steven Spielberg, Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense, quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town's chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history. Special Features The Making Of Jaws The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy Of Jaws: The Restoration Deleted Scenes And Outtakes From The Set Original Theatrical Trailer

  • Indiana Jones: The Complete CollectionIndiana Jones: The Complete Collection | DVD | (10/11/2008) from £14.99   |  Saving you £-1.00 (-7.10%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark It's said that the original is the greatest, and there can be no more vivid proof than Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first and indisputably best of the initial three Indiana Jones adventures cooked up by the dream team of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Expectations were high for this 1981 collaboration between the two men, who essentially invented the box office blockbuster with `70s efforts like Jaws and Star Wars, and Spielberg (who directed) and Lucas (who co-wrote the story and executive produced) didn't disappoint. This wildly entertaining film has it all: non-stop action, exotic locations, grand spectacle, a hero for the ages, despicable villains, a beautiful love interest, humour, horror… not to mention lots of snakes. And along with all the bits that are so familiar by now--Indy (Harrison Ford) running from the giant boulder in a cave, using his pistol instead of his trusty whip to take out a scimitar-wielding bad guy, facing off with a hissing cobra, and on and on--there's real resonance in a potent storyline that brings together a profound religious-archaeological icon (the Ark of the Covenant, nothing less than "a radio for speaking to God") and the 20th century's most infamous criminals (the Nazis). Now that's entertainment. --Sam Graham Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom It's hard to imagine that a film with worldwide box office receipts topping US$300 million worldwide could be labeled a disappointment, but some moviegoers considered Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the second installment in Steven Spielberg and George Lucas' 1980s adventure trilogy, to be just that. That doesn't mean it's a bad effort; any collaboration between these two cinema giants (Spielberg directed, while Lucas provided the story and was executive producer) is bound to have more than its share of terrific moments, and Temple of Doom is no exception. But in exchanging the very real threat of Nazi Germany for the cartoonish Thuggee cult, it loses some of the heft of its predecessor (Raiders of the Lost Ark); on the other hand, it's also the darkest and most disturbing of the three films, what with multiple scenes of children enslaved, a heart pulled out of a man's chest, and the immolation of a sacrificial victim, which makes it less fun than either Raiders or The Last Crusade, notwithstanding a couple of riotous chase scenes and impressively grand sets. Many fans were also less than thrilled with the new love interest, a spoiled, querulous nightclub singer portrayed by Kate Capshaw, but a cute kid sidekick ("Short Round," played by Ke Huy Quan) and, of course, the ever-reliable Harrison Ford as the cynical-but-swashbuckling hero more than make up for that character's shortcomings. --Sam Graham Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade The third episode in Steven Spielberg's rousing Indiana Jones saga, this film recaptures the best elements of Raiders of the Lost Ark while exploring new territory with wonderfully satisfying results. Indy is back battling the Nazis, who have launched an expedition to uncover the whereabouts of the Holy Grail. And it's not just Indy this time--his father (played with great acerbic wit by Sean Connery, the perfect choice) is also involved in the hunt. Spielberg excels at the kind of extended action sequences that top themselves with virtually every frame; the best one here involves Indy trying to stop a Nazi tank from the outside while his father is being held within. For good measure, Spielberg reveals (among other things) how Indy got his hat, the scar on his chin, and his nickname (in a prologue that features River Phoenix as the young Indiana). --Marshall Fine Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Nearly 20 years after riding his last Crusade, Harrison Ford makes a welcome return as archaeologist/relic hunter Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, an action-packed fourth installment that's, in a nutshell, less memorable than the first three but great nostalgia for fans of the series. Producer George Lucas and screenwriter David Koepp (War of the Worlds) set the film during the cold war, as the Soviets--replacing Nazis as Indy's villains of choice and led by a sword-wielding Cate Blanchett with black bob and sunglasses--are in pursuit of a crystal skull, which has mystical powers related to a city of gold. After escaping from them in a spectacular opening action sequence, Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young greaser (Shia LaBeouf) whose friend--and Indy's colleague--Professor Oxley (John Hurt) has been captured for his knowledge of the skull's whereabouts. Whatever secrets the skull holds are tertiary; its reveal is the weakest part of the movie, as the CGI effects that inevitably accompany it feel jarring next to the boulder-rolling world of Indy audiences knew and loved. There's plenty of comedy, delightful stunts--ants play a deadly role here--and the return of Raiders love interest Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, once shrill but now softened, giving her ex-love bemused glances and eye-rolls as he huffs his way to save the day. Which brings us to Ford: bullwhip still in hand, he's a little creakier, a lot grayer, but still twice the action hero of anyone in film today. With all the anticipation and hype leading up to the film's release, perhaps no reunion is sweeter than that of Ford with the role that fits him as snugly as that fedora hat. --Ellen A. Kim

  • War of the Worlds – 4K Ultra HD [Blu-ray] [2020] [Region Free]War of the Worlds – 4K Ultra HD | Blu Ray | (08/06/2020) from £19.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Experience War of the Worlds, newly remastered in stunning 4K UHD with HDR. An iconic star, a legendary filmmaker and an all-time sci-fi classic come together with spectacular results in War of the Worlds. Tom Cruise stars as Ray Ferrier, an ordinary man who summons extraordinary courage to protect his children when a global army of alien invaders set their sights and their devastating war machines upon Earth and the entire human population. The masterful direction of multi-Academy Award®-winning* filmmaker Steven Spielberg dazzles the eye and touches the heart in this astonishing adventure based on the original story by H.G. Wells. Disc 1: 4K Feature Film UHD Disc 2: Blu-Ray Feature Film & Special Features Revisiting The Invasion The H.G. Wells Legacy Steven Spielberg And The Original War Of The Worlds Characters: The Family Unit Previsualization Production Diaries Designing The Enemy: Tripods And Aliens Scoring War Of The Worlds We Are Not Alone Galleries Theatrical Teaser Trailer HD

  • E.T The Extra-Terrestrial [DVD]E.T The Extra-Terrestrial | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    One of the much-loved classics of all-time and a masterpiece from award winning film maker Steven Spielberg, E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial.A lost alien, three million light years away from home. A lonely ten-year old boy willing to take him home. Two lives changed by a timeless adventure and a friendship that knows no earthly bounds.Winner of four Oscars and two Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture, ET is funny ,moving and unforgettable.A captivating classic that will embrace everyone with its magic touch.

  • The Goonies [1985]The Goonies | DVD | (04/10/2004) from £5.49   |  Saving you £8.50 (154.83%)   |  RRP £13.99

    They call themselves "The Goonies." The secret caves. The old lighthouse. The lost map. The treacherous traps. The hidden treasure. And Sloth... Join the adventure.

  • Schindler's List - 25th Anniversary Bonus Edition (DVD) [2018]Schindler's List - 25th Anniversary Bonus Edition (DVD) | DVD | (25/02/2019) from £6.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    NOTICE: Polish Release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. The disk has English audio and subtitles.

  • Saving Private Ryan [1998]Saving Private Ryan | DVD | (06/11/2000) from £4.29   |  Saving you £11.70 (73.20%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Since its release in 1998, Steven Spielberg's D-Day drama Saving Private Ryan has become hugely influential: everything, from the opening sequence of Gladiator ("Saving Marcus Aurelius") to the marvellous 10-hour TV series Band of Brothers, has been made in its shadow. There have been many previous attempts to recreate the D-Day landings on screen (notably, the epic The Longest Day), but thanks to Spielberg's freewheeling hand-held camerawork, Ryan was the first time an audience really felt like they were there, storming up Omaha Beach in the face of withering enemy fire. After the indelible opening sequence, however, the film is not without problems. The story, though based on an American Civil War incident, feels like it was concocted simply to fuel Spielberg's sentimental streak. In standard Hollywood fashion the Germans remain a faceless foe (with the exception of one charmless character who turns out to be both a coward and a turncoat); and the Tom Hanks-led platoon consists of far too many stereotypes: the doughty Sergeant; the thick-necked Private; the Southern man religious sniper; the cowardly Corporal. Matt Damon seems improbably clean-cut as the titular Private in need of rescue (though that may well be the point); and why do they all run straight up that hill towards an enemy machine gun post anyway? Some non-US critics have complained that Ryan portrays only the American D-Day experience, but it is an American film made and financed by Americans after all. Accepting both its relatively narrow remit and its lachrymose inclinations, Saving Private Ryan deserves its place in the pantheon of great war pictures. On the DVD: Saving Private Ryan on disc comes in a good-quality anamorphic 1.85:1 transfer with a suitably dynamic Dolby Digital 5.1 sound mix in which bullets fly all around your living room. Extra features are pretty minimal, with a standard 30-minute "making of" piece called "Into the Breach" and two trailers. There are text notes on the cast and crew as well as the production, and a brief message from Mr Spielberg himself about why he decided to make the movie. --Mark Walker

  • The Post [DVD] [2018]The Post | DVD | (21/05/2018) from £5.99   |  Saving you £-0.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.00

    Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to help bring long-buried truths to light.

  • Close Encounters Of The Third Kind [4K Ultra HD] [Blu-ray] [2018] [Region Free]Close Encounters Of The Third Kind | Blu Ray | (15/07/2019) from £15.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's sci-fi blockbuster, now fully restored in 4K. Richard Dreyfuss stars as cable worker Roy Neary, who experiences a close encounter of the first kind - witnessing UFOs soaring across the sky. Meanwhile, government agents have close encounters of the second kind - discovering physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitors in the form of a lost fighter aircraft from World War II and a stranded military ship that disappeared decades earlier only to suddenly reappear in an unusual place. Roy and the agents follow the clues that have drawn them to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind - contact. Special Features: Three Kinds of Close Encounters Featurette Steven's Home Videos & Outtakes Close Encounters of the Third Kind Making-Of Documentary Steven Spielberg: 30 Years of Close Encounters 1977 Featurette Watch the Skies Deleted Scenes Extensive Photo Gallery Storyboard Comparisons Theatrical Trailers Includes all 3 versions of the film Theatrical Version Special Edition Director's Cut

  • The Color Purple [1985]The Color Purple | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.49   |  Saving you £8.50 (154.83%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Steven Spielberg, proving he's one of the few modern filmmakers who has the visual fluency to be capable of making a great silent film, took a melodramatic, DW Griffith-inspired approach to filming Alice Walker's novel. His tactics made the film controversial, but also a popular hit. You can argue with the appropriateness of Spielberg's decision, but his astonishing facility with images is undeniable--from the exhilarating and eye-popping opening shots of children playing in paradisiacal purple fields to the way he conveys the brutality of a rape by showing hanging leather belts banging against the head of the shaking bed. In a way it's a shame that Whoopi Goldberg, a stage monologist who made her screen debut in this movie, went on to become so famous, because it was, in part, her unfamiliarity that made her understated performance as Celie so effective. (This may be the first and last time that the adjective understated can be applied to Goldberg.) Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including best picture and actress (supporting players Oprah Winfrey and Margaret Avery were also nominated), it was quite a scandal--and a crushing blow to Spielberg--when The Color Purple won none. --Jim Emerson

  • Jurassic Park Trilogy [DVD] [2015]Jurassic Park Trilogy | DVD | (11/05/2015) from £9.99   |  Saving you £-1.38 (N/A%)   |  RRP £8.61

    Own all three jaw dropping Jurassic Park films in this new collection now including UltraViolet so that you'll never be far from the action. Jurassic Park: A millionaire builds a theme park on a remote Pacific island where real dinosaurs have been grown from long-dormant DNA molecules. The millionaire's two grandchildren two dinosaur experts a mathematician and a lawyer discover the power of nature: but it's no longer a game when the dinosaurs run amok. Bonus features: The Making Of Jurassic Park; Early Pre Production Meetings; Location Scoutings; Phil Tippet Animatics Raptors In The Kitchen; Foley Artists; Theatrical Trailers; Dinosaur Encyclopaedia; Storyboards; Production Photographs; Production Notes ; Talent Profiles. The Lost World - Jurassic Park: The sequel to the 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park. Jeff Goldblum reprises his role as the unconventional mathematician Dr Ian Malcolm. It's been four years since the secret disaster at John Hammond's Jurassic Park On InGen's second Costa Rican island the dinosaur manufacturing and cloning facility code named Site B has been destroyed by a hurricane. Now Malcom finds himself with the terrifying realisation that not only has something survived but the animals now live and breed in the wild. Bonus features: The Making Of; Deleted Scenes; Jurassic Park Theatrical Trailer; The Lost World Theatrical Trailer; Jurassic Park III Theatrical Trailer; Marketing: Posters & Toys; Industrial Light & Magic; The World of Jurassic Park; Dinosaur Encyclopaedia; Illustrations & conceptual drawings; Models; Storyboards; Production Photos; Production Notes; Talent Profiles. Jurassic Park III: The saga of genetically modified dinosuars running amok continues. Bonus features: The Making Of Jurassic Park III; New Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park III; Tour of the Stan Winston Studio; A Visit to ILM (includes concepts/process/muscle/simulation/compositing); Montana: Finding New Dinosaurs; Behind-the-Scenes(Spinosaurus Attacks the Plane/Raptors Attack Udesky/The Lake); Storyboards to Final Feature Comparison (Lake/The Aviary/Boat Attack); Jurassic Park III Archives (Production Photos & Poster Gallery); Dinosaur Turntables; Feature Commentary; Jurassic Park Trailer; The Lost World Trailer; Jurassic Park III Trailer; ET Trailer; Back to the Future Trilogy Trailer. Features: The Making Of Jurassic Park Location Scoutings Storyboards Montana: Finding New Dinosaurs Behind-the-Scenes

  • Catch Me If You Can [DVD] [2002]Catch Me If You Can | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (300.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Inspired by the extraordinary true story of a brilliant young master of deception and the FBI agent hot on his trail, Catch Me If You Can stars Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio and two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks. From three-time Oscar winning director Steven Spielberg, Catch Me If You Can follows Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. as he successfully passes himself off as a pilot, a lawyer and a doctor – all before his 21st birthday!

  • War Horse [DVD]War Horse | DVD | (07/05/2012) from £5.38   |  Saving you £12.61 (234.39%)   |  RRP £17.99

    From director Steven Spielberg comes War Horse, an epic adventure for audiences of all ages. Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, War Horse begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows Joey’s the extraordinary journey as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets – British cavalry, German soldiers and a French farmer and his granddaughter – before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land. The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse – an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. War Horse is one of the great stories of friendship and war – a best-selling book by author Michael Morpurgo, it was turned into an award-winning stage production and now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.

  • The BFG [DVD]The BFG | DVD | (21/11/2016) from £4.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The talents of two of the world's greatest storytellers (Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg) unite for the first time to bring Dahl's beloved classic (The BFG) to life on screen. Directed by Spielberg, 'The BFG' tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 40th Anniversary [Blu-ray  + Bonus Disc] [2017]Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 40th Anniversary | Blu Ray | (09/10/2017) from £7.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Released in 1977, Close Encounters of the Third Kind was that year's cerebral alternative to Star Wars. It's arguably the archetypal Spielberg film, featuring a fantasy-meets-reality storyline (to be developed further in E.T.), a misunderstood Everyman character (Richard Dreyfuss), apparently hostile government agents (long before The X-Files), a sense of childlike awe in the face of the otherworldly, and a sweeping feel for epic film-making learned from the classic school of David Lean. Contributing to the film's overall success are the Oscar-winning cinematography from Vilmos Zsigmond, Douglas Trumbull's lavish effects and an extraordinary score from John Williams that develops from eerie atonality à la Ligeti to the gorgeous sentiment of "When You Wish Upon a Star" over the end credits. Not content with the final result, Spielberg tinkered with the editing and inserted some new scenes to make a "Special Edition" in 1980 which ran three minutes shorter than the original, then made further revisions to create a slightly longer "Collector's Edition" in 1998. This later version deletes the mothership interior scenes that were inserted in the "Special Edition" and restores the original ending. On the DVD: CE3K is packaged here with confusing documentation that fails to make clear any differences between earlier versions of the film and this "Collector's Edition"--worse, the back cover blurb misleadingly implies that this disc is the 1980 "Special Edition" edit. It is not. A gorgeous anamorphic widescreen print of Spielberg's 1998 "Collector's Edition" edit occupies the first disc: this is the version with the original theatrical ending restored but new scenes from the "Special Edition" retained. The second disc rounds up sundry deleted scenes that were either dropped from the original version or never made it into the film at all--fans of the "Special Edition" can find the mothership interior sequence here. The excellent "making-of" documentary dates from 1997 and has interviews with almost everyone involved, including the director speaking from the set of Saving Private Ryan. Thankfully the superb picture and sound of the feature make this set entirely compelling and more than compensate for the inadequate packaging. --Mark Walker

  • Jurassic Park Trilogy (DVD) [2018]Jurassic Park Trilogy (DVD) | DVD | (21/05/2018) from £9.99   |  Saving you £-0.14 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.85

    Celebrate one of the biggest movie franchises of all time with the Jurassic Park Trilogy Collection! From Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park), and Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III), dinosaurs once again roam the earth in an amazing theme park on a remote island. The action-packed adventures find man up against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking filmmaking, these epic films are sheer moviemaking magic which were 65 million years in the making. Welcome to Jurassic Park. Hours of Bonus Features: Jurassic Park The Making of Jurassic Park Original Featurette on the Making of the Film Early Pre-Production Meetings - Raptors In The Kitchen The Lost World: Jurassic Park Deleted Scenes The Making of The Lost World Original Featurette on the Making of the Film The World Of Jurassic Park - Industrial Light & Magic Jurassic Park III Making Of Jurassic Park III Feature Commentary with Special Effects Team - The Making of Jurassic Park III Behind-The-Scenes Montage - Finding New Dinosaurs

  • Jaws [1976]Jaws | DVD | (05/04/2004) from £4.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (300.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    JAWS, the original, terrifying, summer blockbuster is digitally restored and back in cinemas for a limited time only from June 15

  • E.T. The Extra Terrestrial [Blu-ray] [Region Free]E.T. The Extra Terrestrial | Blu Ray | (21/07/2014) from £9.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (150.15%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Relive the adventure and magic in one of the most beloved motion pictures of all-time E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial from Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg. Captivating audiences of all ages this timeless story follows the unforgettable journey of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy he befriends. Join Elliott (Henry Thomas) Gertie (Drew Barrymore) and Michael (Robert MacNaughton) as they come together to help E.T. find his way back home. Bonus Features: Steven Spielberg & E.T. The E.T. Journals; A Look Back The Evolution and Creation of E.T. The E.T. Reunion; The Music of E.T.: A Discussion with John Williams The 20th Anniversary Premiere Designs Photographs and Marketing.

  • Indiana Jones - The Complete Adventures (Blu-ray Quadrilogy)[Region Free]Indiana Jones - The Complete Adventures (Blu-ray Quadrilogy | Blu Ray | (08/10/2012) from £16.99   |  Saving you £0.02 (0.13%)   |  RRP £15.01

    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark It’s said that the original is the greatest, and there can be no more vivid proof than Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first and indisputably best of the initial three Indiana Jones adventures cooked up by the dream team of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Expectations were high for this 1981 collaboration between the two men, who essentially invented the box office blockbuster with ‘70s efforts like Jaws and Star Wars, and Spielberg (who directed) and Lucas (who co-wrote the story and executive produced) didn’t disappoint. This wildly entertaining film has it all: non-stop action, exotic locations, grand spectacle, a hero for the ages, despicable villains, a beautiful love interest, humour, horror… not to mention lots of snakes. And along with all the bits that are so familiar by now--Indy (Harrison Ford) running from the giant boulder in a cave, using his pistol instead of his trusty whip to take out a scimitar-wielding bad guy, facing off with a hissing cobra, and on and on--there’s real resonance in a potent storyline that brings together a profound religious-archaeological icon (the Ark of the Covenant, nothing less than "a radio for speaking to God") and the 20th century’s most infamous criminals (the Nazis). Now that’s entertainment. --Sam Graham Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom It’s hard to imagine that a film with worldwide box office receipts topping US$300 million worldwide could be labeled a disappointment, but some moviegoers considered Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the second installment in Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ 1980s adventure trilogy, to be just that. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad effort; any collaboration between these two cinema giants (Spielberg directed, while Lucas provided the story and was executive producer) is bound to have more than its share of terrific moments, and Temple of Doom is no exception. But in exchanging the very real threat of Nazi Germany for the cartoonish Thuggee cult, it loses some of the heft of its predecessor (Raiders of the Lost Ark); on the other hand, it’s also the darkest and most disturbing of the three films, what with multiple scenes of children enslaved, a heart pulled out of a man’s chest, and the immolation of a sacrificial victim, which makes it less fun than either Raiders or The Last Crusade, notwithstanding a couple of riotous chase scenes and impressively grand sets. Many fans were also less than thrilled with the new love interest, a spoiled, querulous nightclub singer portrayed by Kate Capshaw, but a cute kid sidekick ("Short Round," played by Ke Huy Quan) and, of course, the ever-reliable Harrison Ford as the cynical-but-swashbuckling hero more than make up for that character’s shortcomings. --Sam Graham Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade The third episode in Steven Spielberg's rousing Indiana Jones saga, this film recaptures the best elements of Raiders of the Lost Ark while exploring new territory with wonderfully satisfying results. Indy is back battling the Nazis, who have launched an expedition to uncover the whereabouts of the Holy Grail. And it's not just Indy this time--his father (played with great acerbic wit by Sean Connery, the perfect choice) is also involved in the hunt. Spielberg excels at the kind of extended action sequences that top themselves with virtually every frame; the best one here involves Indy trying to stop a Nazi tank from the outside while his father is being held within. For good measure, Spielberg reveals (among other things) how Indy got his hat, the scar on his chin, and his nickname (in a prologue that features River Phoenix as the young Indiana). --Marshall Fine Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Nearly 20 years after riding his last Crusade, Harrison Ford makes a welcome return as archaeologist/relic hunter Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, an action-packed fourth installment that's, in a nutshell, less memorable than the first three but great nostalgia for fans of the series. Producer George Lucas and screenwriter David Koepp (War of the Worlds) set the film during the cold war, as the Soviets--replacing Nazis as Indy's villains of choice and led by a sword-wielding Cate Blanchett with black bob and sunglasses--are in pursuit of a crystal skull, which has mystical powers related to a city of gold. After escaping from them in a spectacular opening action sequence, Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young greaser (Shia LaBeouf) whose friend--and Indy's colleague--Professor Oxley (John Hurt) has been captured for his knowledge of the skull's whereabouts. Whatever secrets the skull holds are tertiary; its reveal is the weakest part of the movie, as the CGI effects that inevitably accompany it feel jarring next to the boulder-rolling world of Indy audiences knew and loved. There's plenty of comedy, delightful stunts--ants play a deadly role here--and the return of Raiders love interest Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, once shrill but now softened, giving her ex-love bemused glances and eye-rolls as he huffs his way to save the day. Which brings us to Ford: bullwhip still in hand, he's a little creakier, a lot grayer, but still twice the action hero of anyone in film today. With all the anticipation and hype leading up to the film's release, perhaps no reunion is sweeter than that of Ford with the role that fits him as snugly as that fedora hat. --Ellen A. Kim

  • Schindler's List [1993]Schindler's List | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £3.00   |  Saving you £21.99 (88.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    A cinematic masterpiece that has become one of the most honoured films of all time (seven Academy Awards among them) the film presents the indelible true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler a member of the Nazi party womaniser and war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1 100 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did. Please note:

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