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  • Grease [1978] Grease | DVD | (23/09/2002) from £2.29  |  Saving you £14.99 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Grease was a phenomenal hit with its target teenage audience when it was released in 1977. The songs dominated the pop charts and brought heady success for its lead actors, John Travolta (Danny) and Olivia Newton-John (Sandy) despite the fact that--as with their energetic co-stars--their own teenage years were some way behind them. As they seize the chance to relive their schooldays, their verve and enthusiasm explodes from the screen. The real class, though, comes from Stockard Channing as feisty Rizzo and, in a couple of cameos, wisecracking silver screen actresses from yesteryear Eve Arden and Joan Blondel. Based on the 1972 stage show and adding several new numbers, Grease is at heart a rites-of-passage movie with plenty of feel-good moments and a euphoric buzz. "You're the One That I Want", "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "Summer Nights" became the soundtrack for a generation of high-school students on the cusp of adulthood. Today, it looks like a pastiche of those 1950s Connie Francis rock & roll beach films. But the steady stream of double entendres and knowing body language render it more accessible to the less innocent late 1970s. It's overwhelming nostalgia for anyone in the vicinity of 40. On the DVD: The 25th anniversary special edition of Grease rolls back the years: the 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen presentation transports you instantly back to fifth-form heaven in the local fleapit. The Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound ensures that the songs--ever the staple of MOR radio--complete the nostalgia trip with real zip. The main extra is a short series of fond reminiscences from the actors and director Randal Kleiser, actually filmed for the 20th anniversary. --Piers Ford

  • Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £2.25  |  Saving you £17.50 (79.60%)  |  RRP £21.99

    The delirious sight of Meryl Streep leading a river of multigenerational women singing "Dancing Queen" is one of the high points of Mamma Mia!, the musical built around the songs of the hugely popular pop group ABBA. The plot sets in motion when Sophie (Amanda Seyfried, Mean Girls), daughter of Donna (Streep), sends a letter to three men, inviting them to her wedding--because after reading her mother's diary, she suspects that one of them is her father. When all three arrive at the Greek island where Donna runs a hotel, Donna flips out and finds that passions she thought she'd laid aside are coming back to life. But let's face it, the plot is not the point--it's a ridiculous contrivance that provides an excuse for the characters to sing the massive hits of ABBA. Regrettably, first-time film director Phyllida Lloyd (who directed the original stage production) has drawn over-the-top performances from everyone involved, even Streep; every production number hammers its exuberance into your eyeballs. Which is too bad, because Mamma Mia! is a rarity: A middle-aged love story. The kids start things off, but the story is really about Streep and the three guys (former James Bond Pierce Brosnan, former Mr. Darcy Colin Firth, and Swedish star Stellan Skarsgard), as well as Donna's best friends (Christine Baranski, best known from the TV show Cybill, and Julie Walters, Calendar Girls). It's a romantic comedy aimed at the people who were around when all these songs were new, and that's an age group Hollywood largely ignores. For that alone, Mamma Mia! deserves to find an audience. --Bret Fetzer

  • Rock of Ages [DVD] Rock of Ages | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.39  |  Saving you £14.60 (73.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    <i>Rock of Ages</i> tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock'n'roll romance is told through the heart-pounding rock hits.

  • Moulin Rouge - Single Disc Edition [2001] Moulin Rouge - Single Disc Edition | DVD | (06/10/2003) from £4.25  |  Saving you £12.50 (69.50%)  |  RRP £17.99

    A spectacle beyond anything you've ever witnessed. An experience beyond everything you've ever imagined. Behind the red velvet curtain the ultimate seduction of your senses is about to begin. Welcome to the Moulin Rouge! Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor sing dance and scale the heights of passionate abandon in this most talked-about movie from visionary director Baz Luhrmann (William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet Strictly Ballroom). Enter a tantalizing world that celebrates truth be

  • I'm Not There [2007] I'm Not There | DVD | (14/07/2008) from £2.92  |  Saving you £15.90 (79.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Unapologetically audacious, I'm Not There is more post-modern puzzle than by-the-numbers biopic. A title card sets the scene: "Inspired by the music and many lives of Bob Dylan." Yet the film features no figure by that name. Instead, writer/director Todd Haynes presents six characters, each incarnating different stages in the artist's career. Perfume's Ben Whishaw, a black-clad poet, serves as a slippery sort of narrator. The action begins with the wanderings of an 11-year-old black runaway named "Woody Guthrie" (Marcus Carl Franklin)--his raucous duet with Richie Havens on "Tombstone Blues" is a highlight--and ends with a silver-haired Billy the Kid (Richard Gere) watching the Old West die before his eyes. In the interim, there's the folk singer-turned-preacher (Christian Bale), the actor (Heath Ledger), and the rock star (Cate Blanchett, who has Don't Look Back Dylan down to a science). The chronology is purposefully non-linear, and editor Jay ! Rabinowitz cuts rapidly, Jean-Luc Godard-style, between cinéma vérité black-and-white and saturated colour, Richard Lester-like slapstick and Fellini-inspired surrealism (Ed Lachman served as cinematographer). What makes the picture fun for Dylan fans--and potentially frustrating for neophytes--is that every album and movie bears an alternate title. Ledger's Robbie, for instance, stars in "Grain of Sand," actually a reference to the Pete Seeger song. As in Haynes' glam rock reverie Velvet Goldmine, the trickery involves the entire cast. While Julianne Moore plays former lover Alice, a dead ringer for Joan Baez, Michelle Williams embodies elusive scenester Coco, i.e. Edie Sedgwick. If I'm Not There is less affecting than Control, the year's other big music film, it rewards repeat viewings like few biographical features. The soundtrack mixes originals with covers, like Jim James's heartfelt "Goin' to Acapulco." --Kathleen C. Fennessy

  • Moulin Rouge  (Special Edition)  [2001] Moulin Rouge (Special Edition) | DVD | (08/02/2006) from £9.57  |  Saving you £10.01 (43.50%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Christian [Ewan McGregor] a young writer with a magical gift for poetry defies his bourgeois father by moving to the bohemian underworld of Montmartre Paris. He is taken in by the absinthe- soaked artist Toulouse- Lautrec whose party- hard life centres around the Moulin Rouge a world of sex drugs electricity & the shocking Can-Can. Christian falls into a passionate but ultimately doomed love affair with Satine the Sparkling Diamond [Nicole Kidman] the most beautiful courtesan

  • Moulin Rouge -- Two-Disc Set [2001] Moulin Rouge -- Two-Disc Set | DVD | (03/05/2004) from £4.59  |  Saving you £13.18 (57.30%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Watching Baz Luhrmann's award-winning Moulin Rouge is a lot like falling in love. It is total immersion cinema and while you're experiencing it ("watching" is too passive a word) you can't imagine that cinema could be for anything else. In the harsh, objective post-viewing daylight Lurhmann's gaudy spectacular might seem like a triumph of glossy style over any genuine substance, but as the film unfolds Lurhmann subjects his audience to a such a barrage of overtly stylised music, dance, colour, design and human passion that the senses are overwhelmed and critical faculties put on hold for the duration. The story is paper-thin, but that's hardly the point. Nicole Kidman's courtesan Satine falls for poor poet Ewan McGregor while pledged to a psychotic English Duke. The show goes on, of course, and we know it will end in tragedy--because that's the sort of story this is, and the only thing that makes it bearable is the knowledge that it's all just brilliant artifice. The third of Luhrman's "Red Curtain" trilogy (after Strictly Ballroom and Romeo + Juliet), Moulin Rouge reinvents musical cinema, acknowledging its debt to past masters like Vincente Minnelli (Gigi) and Michael Powell (The Red Shoes), but taking in the best of rock video along the way. The incessant MTV-style editing might seem like a distraction, but in the end a film insane enough to include Jim Broadbent's cover of "Like a Virgin" defines its own genre rules. On the DVD: this double-disc package sets new standards of presentation while also having an ideally appropriate light-heartedness. The extra features are as inventive in their use of the format as the film itself. Highlights include not one but two commentaries--one by Luhrmann, his designer and his cinematographer, the other with Lurhmann and his fellow scriptwriter Craig Pearce. We get two videos of "Lady Marmalade" and there are also uncut dance numbers, for example the fabulously dark Tango sequence in all its detail, which come with alternate camera angles so that you can edit your own version. There are whole segments on the glittery costumes, the three-dimensional model of Paris and the transformation of Kylie Minogue into the Green Fairy of absinthe. The film is presented in anamorphic widescreen (formatted for 16:9 TVs) with a visual aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and has lush, velvety Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1 sound options. --Roz Kaveney

  • The Sapphires [DVD] The Sapphires | DVD | (04/03/2013) from £3.89  |  Saving you £12.10 (75.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

    For four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote town, 1968 was the year that would change their lives forever. Around the world there was revolutions and drugs. And there was Vietnam. The sisters, Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay are discovered by Dave, a talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great love of soul music. Billed as Australia's answer to 'The Supremes', Dave secures their first gig, and then takes them to Vietnam to sing for the troops. Based on a true story, The Sapphires is a triumphant celebration of love, family and music.

  • StreetDance 2 [DVD] StreetDance 2 | DVD | (23/07/2012) from £5.93  |  Saving you £13.45 (67.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    To beat the world's best dance crew, streetdancer Ash (Falk Hentshel), with new friend Eddie (George Sampson), set off to gather the greatest streetdancers from around Europe, falling in love with beautiful salsa dancer Eva (Sofia Boutella) in Paris. With landmark locations, the most spectacular dance fusion of Latin and Street ever seen and featuring streetdance legends Flawless and Akai, the sequel to global smash hit StreetDance is bigger, better, bolder and back!

  • Idlewild Idlewild | DVD | (26/02/2007) from £2.66  |  Saving you £12.99 (81.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Young bootlegger Rooster (Big Boi) and undertaker's son Percival (Benjamin) are best friends from childhood but adult life has become woefully complex: Rooster's wife despises his life at the nightclub Church Percival is stuck taking care of his depressed father and an ambitious gangster (Terrence Howard) kills Rooster's mentor to take over the gangster's bootlegging operation. The arrival of a high-handed cabaret singer (Paula Patton) may help Rooster save Church but when she and Percival fall in love troubles multiply!

  • Chicago (Special Edition) Chicago (Special Edition) | DVD | (12/09/2005) from £3.98  |  Saving you £11.45 (63.60%)  |  RRP £17.99

    If you can't be famous...be infamous. At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines nightclub sensation Velma Kelly and spotlight-seeking Roxie Hart both find themselves sharing space on Chicago's famed Murderess Row! They also share Billy Flynn the town's slickest lawyer with a talent for turning notorious defendants into local legends. But in Chicago there's only room for one legend!

  • Glitter [2001] Glitter | DVD | (09/10/2003) from £8.07  |  Saving you £-2.08 (-34.70%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Billie Frank is a talented young singer struggling to make it big in New York City. With plenty of will and determination a voice like an angel and the help of a handsome nightclub DJ she will quickly learn that the roller coaster ride to success is as treacherous as it is glamorous... Grammy Award winner Mariah Carey stars in this powerful and unforgettable story about an incredibly gifted young singer who finds that the road to her dreams leads straight to her heart. Also starring Max Beesley and Ann Magnuson and featuring sensational performances from music superstars Eric Benet and Da Brat.

  • StreetDance 2 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) StreetDance 2 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (23/07/2012) from £8.49  |  Saving you £14.50 (63.10%)  |  RRP £22.99

    To beat the world's best dance crew, streetdancer Ash (Falk Hentshel), with new friend Eddie (George Sampson), set off to gather the greatest streetdancers from around Europe, falling in love with beautiful salsa dancer Eva (Sofia Boutella) in Paris. With landmark locations, the most spectacular dance fusion of Latin and Street ever seen and featuring streetdance legends Flawless and Akai, the sequel to global smash hit StreetDance is bigger, better, bolder and back!

  • Mamma Mia! Gift Set [2008] Mamma Mia! Gift Set | DVD | (24/11/2008) from £7.95  |  Saving you £-20.21 (-67.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    An independent single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island Donna (Meryl Streep) is about to let go of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding Donna has invited her two lifelong best friends-practical and no-nonsense Rose (Julie Walters) and wealthy multi-divorcee Tanya (Christine Baranski)-from her one-time backing band Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own. On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle she brings back three men from Donna's past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic magical hours new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities. Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA's songs from Dancing Queen and S.O.S. to Money Money Money and Take a Chance on Me. Mamma Mia! is a celebration of mothers and daughters old friends and new family found.

  • Umrao Jaan [2006] Umrao Jaan | DVD | (08/01/2007) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £21.99

    In the year 1840 a young girl named Ameeran is kidnapped from her family by their neighbour and sold to a brothel. Ameeran renamed Umrao Jaan learns to read write dance sing and charm wealthy men. She is no common prostitute but a cultured woman trained to captivate men of wealth and taste. Years later Umrao Jaan catches the eye of Gauhar Mirza and fall in love. But Gauhar must marry to please his family and Umrao's heart is broken.

  • Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)[Region A & B] Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (17/09/2012) from £9.95  |  Saving you £11.74 (47.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Glee! Like you've never experienced before!Here's your front-row seat to a thrilling concert performed by the phenomenally talented cast of Glee. See your favourite stars from the hit TV show as they sing the songs you love and dance up a storm on stage. Get swept up in the energy of Glee Live - including performances not seen in cinemas, hilarious sue Sylvester introductions and exclusive interviews.

  • Moulin Rouge [2001] Moulin Rouge | DVD | (23/04/2007) from £4.75  |  Saving you £0.06 (0.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    A spectacle beyond anything you've ever witnessed. An experience beyond everything you've ever imagined. Behind the red velvet curtain the ultimate seduction of your senses is about to begin. Welcome to the Moulin Rouge! Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor sing dance and scale the heights of passionate abandon in this most talked-about movie from visionary director Baz Luhrmann (William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet Strictly Ballroom). Enter a tantalizing world that celebrates truth beauty freedom and above all things love.

  • Grease (Gift Set) [1977] Grease (Gift Set) | DVD | (21/02/2005) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    John Travolta solidified his position as the most versatile and magnetic screen presence of the decade in this film version of the smash hit play Grease. Recording star Olivia Newton-John made her American film debut as Sandy Travolta's naive love interest. The impressive supporting cast reads like a who's who in this quintessential musical about the fabulous '50's. Grease is not just a nostalgic look at a simpler decade - it's an energetic and exciting musical homage to the age of rock n'roll!

  • Heavy Metal in Baghdad [DVD] Heavy Metal in Baghdad | DVD | (13/12/2010) from £24.28  |  Saving you £-9.29 (-62.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Heavy Metal in Baghdad follows the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda from the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 to the present day. Playing heavy metal in a Muslim country has always been a difficult (if not impossible) proposition but after Saddam's regime was toppled there was a brief moment for the band in which real freedom seemed possible. That hope was quickly dashed as their country fell into a bloody insurgency. From 2003-2008 Iraq disintegrated around them while Acrassicauda struggled to stay together and stay alive always refusing to let their heavy metal dreams die. Their story echoes the unspoken hopes of an entire generation of young Iraqis.

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