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  • The Incredibles (Disney Pixar) (2 Discs) [2004] The Incredibles (Disney Pixar) (2 Discs) | DVD | (18/03/2005) from £5.99  |  Saving you £-1.00 (-20.00%)  |  RRP £4.99

    After creating the last great traditionally animated film of the 20th century, The Iron Giant, filmmaker Brad Bird joined top-drawer studio Pixar to create this exciting, completely entertaining computer-animated film. Bird gives us a family of "supers," a brood of five with special powers desperately trying to fit in with the 9-to-5 suburban lifestyle. Of course, in a more innocent world, Bob and Helen Parr were superheroes, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl. But blasted lawsuits and public disapproval forced them and other supers to go incognito, making it even tougher for their school-age kids, the shy Violet and the aptly named Dash. When a stranger named Mirage (voiced by Elizabeth Pena) secretly recruits Bob for a potential mission, the old glory days spin in his head, even if his body is a bit too plump for his old super suit. Bird has his cake and eats it, too. He and the Pixar wizards send up superhero and James Bond movies while delivering a thrilling, supercool action movie that rivals Spider-Man 2 for 2004's best onscreen thrills. While it's just as funny as the previous Pixar films, The Incredibles has a far wider-ranging emotional palette (it's Pixar's first PG film). Bird takes several jabs, including some juicy commentary on domestic life ("It's not graduation, he's moving from the fourth to fifth grade!"). The animated Parrs look and act a bit like the actors portraying them, Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter. Samuel L. Jackson and Jason Lee also have a grand old time as, respectively, superhero Frozone and bad guy Syndrome. Nearly stealing the show is Bird himself, voicing the eccentric designer of superhero outfits ("No capes!"), Edna Mode. Nominated for four Oscars, The Incredibles won for Best Animated Film and, in an unprecedented win for non-live-action films, Sound Editing. The Presentation This two-disc set is (shall we say it?), incredible. The digital-to-digital transfer pops off the screen and the 5.1 Dolby sound will knock the socks off most systems. But like any superhero, it has an Achilles heel. This marks the first Pixar release that doesn't include both the widescreen and full-screen versions in the same DVD set, which was a great bargaining chip for those cinephiles who still want a full-frame presentation for other family members. With a 2.39:1 widescreen ratio (that's big black bars, folks, à la Dr. Zhivago), a few more viewers may decide to go with the full-frame presentation. Fortunately, Pixar reformats their full-frame presentation so the action remains in frame. The Extras The most-repeated segments will be the two animated shorts. Newly created for this DVD is the hilarious "Jack-Jack Attack," filling the gap in the film during which the Parr baby is left with the talkative babysitter, Kari. "Boundin'," which played in front of the film theatrically, was created by Pixar character designer Bud Luckey. This easygoing take on a dancing sheep gets better with multiple viewings (be sure to watch the featurette on the short). Brad Bird still sounds like a bit of an outsider in his commentary track, recorded before the movie opened. Pixar captain John Lasseter brought him in to shake things up, to make sure the wildly successful studio would not get complacent. And while Bird is certainly likable, he does not exude Lasseter's teddy-bear persona. As one animator states, "He's like strong coffee; I happen to like strong coffee." Besides a resilient stance to be the best, Bird threw in an amazing number of challenges, most of which go unnoticed unless you delve into the 70 minutes of making-of features plus two commentary tracks (Bird with producer John Walker, the other from a dozen animators). We hear about the numerous sets, why you go to "the Spaniards" if you're dealing with animation physics, costume problems (there's a reason why previous Pixar films dealt with single- or uncostumed characters), and horror stories about all that animated hair. Bird's commentary throws out too many names of the! animators even after he warns himself not to do so, but it's a lively enough time. The animator commentary is of greatest interest to those interested in the occupation. There is a 30-minute segment on deleted scenes with temporary vocals and crude drawings, including a new opening (thankfully dropped). The "secret files" contain a "lost" animated short from the superheroes' glory days. This fake cartoon (Frozone and Mr. Incredible are teamed with a pink bunny) wears thin, but play it with the commentary track by the two superheroes and it's another sharp comedy sketch. There are also NSA "files" on the other superheroes alluded to in the film with dossiers and curiously fun sound bits. "Vowellet" is the only footage about the well-known cast (there aren't even any obligatory shots of the cast recording their lines). Author/cast member Sarah Vowell (NPR's This American Life) talks about her first foray into movie voice-overs--daughter Violet--and the unlikelihood of her being a superhero. The feature is unlike anything we've seen on a Disney or Pixar DVD extra, but who else would consider Abe Lincoln an action figure? --Doug Thomas

  • Once Upon a Time in the West -- Special Collector's Edition (2 discs) [1969] Once Upon a Time in the West -- Special Collector's Edition (2 discs) | DVD | (06/10/2003) from £5.00  |  Saving you £14.99 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Sergio Leone had to be persuaded to return to the Western for Once Upon a Time in the West after the success of his "Dollars" trilogy. The result is a masterpiece that expands the vision of the earlier movies in every way. It could as easily have been called The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and the Blonde as Charles Bronson steps into the No-Name role as the harmonica-playing vengeance seeker, Henry Fonda trashes his Wyatt Earp image as a dead-faced, blue-eyed killer who has sold out to the rapacious railroad; Jason Robards provides humanitarian footnotes as a life-loving but doomed bandit and the astonishingly beautiful Claudia Cardinale shows that all these grown-up little boys are less fit to make a country than one determined widow-mother-whore-angel-everywoman. The opening sequence--Woody Strode, Al Mulock and Jack Elam waiting for a train and bothered by a fly and dripping water--is masterful bravura, homing in on tiny details for a fascinating but eventless length of time before Bronson arrives for the lightning-fast shoot-out. With striking widescreen compositions and epic running time, this picture truly wins points for length and width. On the DVD: Once Upon a Time in the West on disc is the transfer fans have been waiting for: the longest available version of the film in shimmering widescreen (enhanced for 16:9 TVs) which lends full impact to Leone's long shots of Monument Valley scenery or bustling crowds of activity, but also highlights his ultra-close images as Bronson's beady eyes or Cardinale's luscious pout fill the entire screen. A commentary track is mostly by expert Sir Christopher Frayling, with input from other academics, participants and enthusiasts--it's good on the detail, and Alex Cox winningly points out that one scene bizarrely can't be reconciled with what happens before or after it. Disc 2 has four featurettes which, taken together, add up to a feature-length documentary on the film, and though overlapping the commentary slightly offer a wealth of further good stuff, plus the elegant Cardinale's undiminished smile. Also included is the trailer, notes on the cast, menu screens with generous selections from Ennio Morricone's score, stills gallery, comparison shots from the film and contemporary snapshots of the locations. --Kim Newman

  • Babe / Babe - Pig In The City [DVD] Babe / Babe - Pig In The City | DVD | (31/05/2010) from £2.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (77.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Babe: Babe's enchanting adventure begins in Farmer Hoggett's barnyard. Under the care of Fly the sheep dog Babe figures he's a sheep dog too - and acts like it! But on a farm where outrageous antics and outrageous characters abound you'll come to believe it yourself - and root for the polite little pig as he competes in the National Sheepdog Championships. Babe is a hilarious heart-warming classic your family will love watching again and again. Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and winner for Best Visual Effects Babe is the timeless tale of the young orphaned piglet. Through his own innocence sheer will and remarkable way with words he overcomes the odds to become a pig of destiny. Babe: Pig in the City: This sequel takes the three musketeers Babe Ferdy and Mrs. Hoggett on a crusade into the midst of a large city where despite incredible obstacles they're able to turn enemies into friends raise enough money to save the farm and combine the two worlds into one. Once again it's Babe's kind and steady heart that achieves the miracles.

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith [2005] Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith | DVD | (31/10/2005) from £3.74  |  Saving you £19.00 (76.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    A long time ago in a galaxy far far away... War! The Republic is crumbling under attacks by the ruthless Sith Lord Count Dooku. There are heroes on both sides. Evil is everywhere. In a stunning move the fiendish droid leader General Grievous has swept into the Republic capital and kidnapped Chancellor Palpatine leader of the Galactic Senate. As the Separatist Droid Army attempts to flee the besieged capital with their valuable hostage two Jedi Knights lead a despe

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones | DVD | (11/11/2002) from £2.99  |  Saving you £14.00 (70.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The most densely plotted instalment of the saga so far, Attack of the Clones is a tale of both Machiavellian political drama and doomed romance; it's epic war film and silly comic-book fantasy combined, as teenage Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) chafes at the restrictions imposed by his mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and falls in love with Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman). Renegade Jedi Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) is leading a breakaway federation of disgruntled systems; while the insidious influence of Darth Sidious is felt rather than seen as his invisible hand guides apparently unrelated events, from Jar Jar's unwitting instigation of a disastrous Senate decision to bounty hunter Jango Fett's revelatory role at the centre of the conspiracy. Along the way the story has fun with the conventions of Chandleresque detective fiction as Obi-Wan explores the seedier side of Coruscant, and incorporates the noble warrior ethos of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in its portrayal of the Jedi order. The portentous tone is lightened by tongue-in-cheek self-referential dialogue and the antics of robotic clowns R2D2 and C3PO. (One niggle for music fans, though, is the cavalier cut-and-paste approach to John Williams's music score.) Like the Empire Strikes Back, Clones is the bridging film of the trilogy and thus ends on an equivocally bittersweet note. On the DVD: Attack of the Clones is an all-digital film, and so looks suitably superb in this anamorphic widescreen transfer, accompanied by a THX encoded Dolby 5.1 soundtrack. Anyone who owns The Phantom Menace two-disc set will know what to expect from the special features: here's another group commentary led by George Lucas, two lengthy documentaries on the digital effects ("From Puppets to Pixels" and "The Previsualisation of Episode II") plus several other featurettes and Web documentaries, notably "Films Are Not Released, They Escape", a look at the sound design. There's also a fun trailer for the R2-D2 mockumentary "Beneath the Dome", trailers, photo galleries and more to satisfy any Star Wars fan. --Mark Walker

  • Blade II [2002] Blade II | DVD | (30/09/2002) from £2.72  |  Saving you £16.54 (82.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Aptly described by critic Roger Ebert as "a vomitorium of viscera", Blade II takes the express route to sequel success. So if you enjoyed Blade, you'll probably drool over this monster mash, which is anything but boring. Set (and filmed) in Prague, the plot finds a new crop of "Reaper" vampires threatening to implement a viral breeding program, and they're nearly impervious to attacks by Blade (Wesley Snipes), his now-revived mentor Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), and a small army of "normal" vampires who routinely combust in a constant conflagration of spectacular special effects. It's up to Blade to conquer the über-vamps, and both Snipes and director Guillermo del Toro (Mimic) serve up a nonstop smorgasbord of intensely choreographed action, creepy makeup, and graphic ultra-violence, with the ever-imposing Ron Perlman as a vampire villain. It's sadistic, juvenile, numbing, and--for those who dig this kind of thing--undeniably impressive. --Jeff Shannon

  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua 1-3 DVD Tripack Beverly Hills Chihuahua 1-3 DVD Tripack | DVD | (25/02/2013) from £5.79  |  Saving you £1.70 (22.70%)  |  RRP £7.49

    Beverly Hills ChihuahuaGet ready for a hilarious fun-fi lled adventure starring Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore), a diamond-clad ultra-pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua who gets lost while on vacation in Mexico. Papi (voiced by George Lopez), an amusing Chihuahua who's crazy about Chloe, springs into action and heads south of the border to rescue her, while Chloe gets help from Delgado (voiced by Andy Garcia), her newfound friend and self appointed protector. Beverly Hills Chihuahua from Walt Disney Pictures is a heartwarming and outrageously funny tale proving once again that good things do come in small packages. It's a real treat for the whole family. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2Everybody's favorite talking Chihuahuas are back in Disney's Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, the comedy that's a pack of outrageous fun for the whole family. Puppy mayhem turns the lives of newlywed Chihuahua parents Papi and Chloe upside down when their rambunctious, mischievous puppies present one challenge after another. But when their human owners end up in trouble, the tiny pups will stop at nothing to save them - because in good times and hard times, the family always sticks together. So Papi, Chloe and the puppies embark on a heroic adventure, proving once again that big heroes come in small packages. Featuring an all-star cast, including George Lopez (voice of Papi), and complete with a litter of bonus features, this heartwarming tale of the meaning of family, friendship and loyalty is a special breed of fun - times five. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3Papi is back! Everybody's favorite talking Chihuahua, voiced by George Lopez, stars with Chloe and their five pups in Disney's all-new, outrageously fun-for-thewhole- family comedy - Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3. When Papi's four-legged and two-legged extended family moves into a swanky Beverly Hills hotel, it's no bed of roses. As they begin preparing for little Rosa's Quinceaera, complete canine chaos ensues, turning their perfectly posh lives upside down. But then a spontaneous act of heroism by Rosa and her once-in-alifetime celebration turn everything right-side up. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 is a heartfelt reminder of the value of being true to yourself and the importance of family and friends sticking together.

  • The Adventures of Tintin [DVD] The Adventures of Tintin | DVD | (10/10/2011) from £4.38  |  Saving you £12.00 (70.60%)  |  RRP £16.99

    Tintin is the world's most famous boy reporter. With his faithful dog Snowy at his side the intrepid pair travel the globe to investigate exciting cases. Along the way they encounter a colourful cast of characters who have become familiar to generations of children and adults: Captain Haddock Thompson and Thomson Professor Calculus and Oliveira da Figueira among many others.

  • Underworld Trilogy [DVD] [2003] Underworld Trilogy | DVD | (18/05/2009) from £4.26  |  Saving you £25.10 (83.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Underworld (2003): Vampires and lycans an ancient form of werewolf are at war. While the vampires inhabit a gigantic castle that houses their ancestor's tombs the lycans live underground in a dilapidated sewer cave. Both teams are equipped with big guns and they are constantly innovating deadlier bullets to gain advantage over each other. On the vampire side the leather-clad death agent Selene (Kate Beckinsale) delegates teams of vamps to attack the lycans. But when she discovers that the lycans have kidnapped a human medical student Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman) she knows the worst is on its way. Against the orders of her superior Kraven (Shane Brolly) who is obsessively in love with Selene she awakens the most powerful vampire of all time Viktor (Bill Nighy) and prepares for a massive feud against lycan leader Lucian (Michael Sheen)... Underworld Evolution (2005): Bloodthirsty vengeance is measured out in buckets not spoonfuls for this hard-hitting vampire movie sequel. The story picks up right where the first Underworld left off in the midst of a war between Lycans (werewolves) and vampires with the gorgeous death-dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) on the run with her vamp-wolf hybrid lover Michael (Scott Speedman). Being the cause of Viktor's death Selene can only hope to plea to the last remaining elder Marcus. However Marcus has already awakened and has become a more powerful creature than before. Now his only remaining goal is to awaken his Lycan brother William from his eternal imprisonment. With time running out Selene and Michael must piece together the final clues to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines and stop Marcus before it's too late... Underworld 3 - Rise Of The Lycans (2009): A prequel to the last two Underworld movies this installment traces the beginnings of the blood-feud between the dominant Death Dealers and their former slaves the Lycans. Led by the forceful Lucian the Lycan uprising begins to take shape in order to escape the shackles of the evil Viktor the vampire king who rules them.

  • Cocoon / Cocoon The Return [1985] Cocoon / Cocoon The Return | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.49  |  Saving you £8.40 (56.00%)  |  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

  • Kingdom Hospital - Complete [2004] Kingdom Hospital - Complete | DVD | (09/08/2004) from £7.00  |  Saving you £37.99 (84.40%)  |  RRP £44.99

    Kingdom Hospital is horror novelist Stephen King’s adaptation of Danish director Lars Von Trier’s cult mini-series The Kingdom, geared very much for an American audience. The story unfolds across 15 hours, telling the story of a hospital in Maine that’s been built on the site of a 19th Century mill fire that killed most of its young occupants--themes that King fans will be familiar with. In the present day, Kingdom Hospital is haunted by the ghost of ten-year-old child labourer Mary and, even more bizarrely, a fearsome giant anteater-like creature called Antubis. It falls to the ace doctor Hook (Andrew McCarthy), the paraplegic artist Jack Coleman (Peter Rickman) and the hypochondriac psychic Sally Druse (Diane Ladd) to enlist the help of a surreal assortment of hospital staff and patients to help Mary and save Kingdom Hospital itself from certain doom. Fans of Stephen King will probably enjoy the blend of black comedy, spectral horror and general weirdness, which owes a big debt to previous television series like Twin Peaks and even ER. But too often, Kingdom Hospital seems to be trying too hard to make itself into a cult series, something which King is just not a subtle enough writer to carry off. But Kingdom Hospital looks good, especially the CGI Antubis, who steals every scene in which he appears. Generally, though, the series is more of an entertaining experiment than a cult-in-the-making. --Ted Kord

  • Thomas & Friends: The Complete Series 14 [DVD] Thomas & Friends: The Complete Series 14 | DVD | (22/07/2013) from £4.57  |  Saving you £7.00 (53.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Thomas and his friends return with all 20 episodes of Series 14 together on one DVD for the first time ever! As well as adventures on Sodor Thomas and his friends travel to Misty Island - a wild and wonderful place with secret hide outs rickety tracks and the Shake Shake Bridge. On his mission to be Really Useful Thomas delivers a giraffe to the animal park helps the children find a hat for their snowman and helps Victor cope with his busy schedule at the Sodor Steamworks.

  • Let The Right One In [DVD] [2008] Let The Right One In | DVD | (03/08/2009) from £3.73  |  Saving you £13.80 (76.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    A fragile anxious boy 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates but never strikes back. The lonely boy's wish for a friend seems to come true when he meets Eli also 12 who moves in next door to him with her father. A pale serious young girl she only comes out at night and doesn't seem affected by the freezing temperatures.Coinciding with Eli's arrival is a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders. One man is found tied to a tree another frozen in the lake a woman bitten in the neck. Blood seems to be the common denominator--and for an introverted boy like Oskar who is fascinated by gruesome stories it doesn't take long before he figures out that Eli is a vampire. But by now a subtle romance has blossomed between Oskar and Eli and she gives him the strength to fight back against his aggressors. Oskar becomes increasingly aware of the tragic inhuman dimension of Eli's plight but cannot bring himself to forsake her. Frozen forever in a twelve-year-old's body with all the burgeoning feelings and confused emotions of a young adolescent Eli knows that she can only continue to live if she keeps on moving. But when Oskar faces his darkest hour Eli returns to defend him the only way she can.

  • War Of The Worlds [2005] War Of The Worlds | DVD | (14/11/2005) from £4.99  |  Saving you £20.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds, staring international superstar Tom Cruise. A contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells’ seminal classic, the sci-fi adventure thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it.

  • Star Trek Klingon Set Star Trek Klingon Set | DVD | (15/01/2007) from £3.98  |  Saving you £31.01 (88.60%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Star Trek Fans voted online for their favourite Klingon episodes form the Star Trek television series which resulted in Star Trek: Fan Collective - Klingon

  • Battlestar Galactica - Complete Series Battlestar Galactica - Complete Series | DVD | (18/02/2008) from £5.00  |  Saving you £10.99 (68.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

    When the Battlestar Galactica finally arrives at the planet Earth they find they must subtly raise its tech level & protect it from the Cylons. Episodes Comprise: 1. Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 1 2. Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 2 3. Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 3 4. The Super Scouts: Part 1 5. The Super Scouts: Part 2 6. Spaceball 7. The Night the Cylons Landed: Part 1 8. The Night the Cylons Landed: Part 2 9. Space Croppers 10. The Return of Starbuck

  • Zathura / Jumanji [2005] Zathura / Jumanji | DVD | (26/06/2006) from £4.99  |  Saving you £2.00 (28.60%)  |  RRP £6.99

    A double bill of family adventure films based on novels by Chris Van Allsburg. Zathura (Dir. Jon Favreau 2005): Actor-turned-director Jon Favreau (Elf) delivers another work of intelligent charming family fare with this space adventure. Older brother Walter (Josh Hutcherson) and the younger Danny (Jonah Bobo) are constantly at war with one another bickering over the mediating voice of their long-suffering father (Tim Robbins). When he has to go to the office to replace so

  • Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £6.25  |  Saving you £28.01 (80.10%)  |  RRP £34.99

    47 875 survivors in search of a home called Earth. The cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan. The fourth and final season of the hit TV show!

  • Shaun the Sheep - the boxset Shaun the Sheep - the boxset | DVD | (12/11/2007) from £6.49  |  Saving you £13.50 (67.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Brand new from the creators of Wallace and Gromit Shaun The Sheep The Gift Box Set includes both of the barnstorming DVDs from Shaun the Sheep: Shape Up With Shaun & Off The Baa! Join fun-loving Shaun and the rest of the flock for these 16 unbaa..lievable adventures! Meet the flock! Shape Up With Shaun: Shaun is a sheep who doesn't follow the flock - in fact he leads them into all sorts of scrapes and scraps turning peace in the valley into mayhem in the meadow. Shaun and his pals run rings around their poor sheepdog Bitzer as he tries to stop the Farmer finding out what's going on behind his back. Off The Baa!: Every day brings new adventures for Shaun and the flock. This time they include a skiing trip around the farm with a goat a football feud with the Naughty Pigs caused by a stray cabbage bouncing into the field and a team effort to save Timmy's favourite sheep-dolly from the farm cat!

  • SpongeBob Complete Season 4 Boxset SpongeBob Complete Season 4 Boxset | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £12.00  |  Saving you £7.99 (40.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Join SpongeBob Patrick Squidward Mr Krabs and Sandy for over-the-top adventures from down in the deep blue sea. Features every episode from season 4.

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