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  • Super Troopers [2002] Super Troopers | DVD | (21/04/2003) from £4.49  |  Saving you £12.00 (66.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Super Troopers is a dumb-and-dumber cop comedy starring the members of comedy quintet Broken Lizard, which will no doubt be unfamiliar to the majority of audiences this side of the Atlantic. Although don't let that put you off what is a no-brainer, but often very funny cop caper. The bungling patrolmen are of course hopelessly inept at solving real police work and instead spend more time battling with their nasty rivals in another police force. But when budget cuts loom, the boys have to become real cops for once to prove their worth, not just to their frustrated and long suffering boss but to each other. The gags come thick and fast and the sheer enthusiasm and timing of the cast ensure that, although very old fashioned in its comedic sensibilities, it remains a consistently entertaining and stupid in equal measure. Watch out also for a small cameo by formers 70's super heroine Lynda Wonder Woman Carter as the mayor. On the DVD: Super Troopers is packed with extras that belie its limited run and modest success at the box office. There are two commentaries by cast and director, 17 outtakes with optional commentary that are as good as anything that made the final cut and a trailer. The Dolby 5.1 mix is sharp and often loud, and the picture quality on the whole very good. --Jon Weir

  • Mickey Blue Eyes [1999] Mickey Blue Eyes | DVD | (19/06/2000) from £4.99  |  Saving you £7.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £13.99

    Mickey Blue Eyes was crafted as a vehicle for the stammering British charm of Hugh Grant (star of Four Weddings and a Funeral and Nine Months), so whether or not you like the movie will depend heavily on your affection for Grant. He plays an art auctioneer who falls in love with schoolteacher Jeanne Tripplehorn (Basic Instinct, Very Bad Things), who just happens to be the daughter of mobster James Caan (The Godfather, Misery). To protect Grant, Tripplehorn tries to fend off his proposal of marriage, but some miscommunications lead to Grant being embraced by the "family." After the mob decides to launder money through Grant's auction house, an accidental killing results in Grant pretending to be Mickey Blue Eyes out of Kansas City (the sight and sound of Grant trying to say "fuggedaboudit" was undoubtedly what sold the movie in the first place). The plot isn't as well executed as it could be but the leads are all well cast and there are some excellent supporting performances, particularly Burt Young (Rocky) as a myopic mob boss and Scott Thompson (from the comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall) as a sprightly FBI agent. --Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com --This text refers to the VHS edition of this video

  • The Kids Are All Right [Blu-ray] The Kids Are All Right | Blu Ray | (21/03/2011) from £2.85  |  Saving you £18.99 (76.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Nic and Jules (Bening and Moore) are married and share a cosy suburban Southern California home with their teenage children. As Joni prepares to leave for college, Laser wants Joni, now 18, to help him find their biological father. They make contact with “bio-dad” Paul (Mark Ruffalo), an easygoing restaurateur. As Paul comes into the lives of the forthright four, an unexpected new chapter begins for them as family ties are defined, re-defined, and then re-re-defined."A superbly Smart, Modern family Comedy" The Times ***** "Smart, funny, provocative: a blast of fresh air" Heat ***** "Terrific, Funny, Moving, Beautifully Observed" Time Out ***** "Piercingly funny, subtle and moving" The Independent "Intelligent, sharp and very, very funny" Little White Lies **** "Smart comedy…warm, witty" The GuardianSpecial Features:Feature commentary with director/co writer Lisa Cholodenko, The Journey to Forming a Family, The Writers Process and The Making of the Kids Are All RightTechnical details: 1:85:1 Anomorphic Widescreen Feature Soundtrack: English 5.1, English audio descriptive track 2.0, German 5.1 Subtitles: English SDH, German

  • The Royal Tenenbaums [2002] The Royal Tenenbaums | DVD | (02/12/2002) from £4.82  |  Saving you £9.62 (53.50%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Wes Anderson's satirical yet tender tragicomedy The Royal Tenenbaums is a defiantly offbeat movie, but its sheer originality makes it a winner. As Philip Larkin famously said, "They fuck you up, your mum and dad". Well, it's Dad, the opulently named Royal Tenenbaum himself (Gene Hackman in twinkly mode), who gets all the blame here. The precocious achievements of the Tenenbaum offspring are amusingly documented: teen tycoon Chas (a perpetually snarly Ben Stiller), tennis star Richie (Luke Wilson, alienation personified in his Björn Borg get-up) and Margot--adopted and never allowed to forget it--a prize-winning playwright by ninth grade (Gwyneth Paltrow lurking under a ton of eyeliner and a sulky pout). Then there's Eli Cash (Owen Wilson), the kid from over the road who always wanted to be a Tenenbaum and nowadays makes his living writing trashy but successful Westerns. After two decades of going their own way, to unfailingly disastrous effect, the Tenenbaums find themselves reunited in their old house, as idiosyncratic and illogical a place as the family itself, with Etheline Tenenbaum (touchingly played by Anjelica Huston) about to marry her accountant, Henry Sherman (Danny Glover). The action loops forward and backward, with the background detail on each character beautifully rounded out by narrator Alec Baldwin. This, and the device of dividing the film into chapters, gives it the feel of a fairy story, and like the best in the genre, it has a satisfying, if not entirely happy, resolution. On the DVD: The Royal Tenenbaums comes with extra features that really do add to the enjoyment of the film. These range from the whimsical (a gallery of all the fictitious book and magazine covers that involve the Tenenbaum family and a slide show of behind-the-scenes photos by set-photographer James Hamilton) to the enlightening (a 26-minute film about writer/director Wes Anderson, his ideas behind the movie and an insight into his way of working, which is illuminating particularly for the sheer detail of his vision--if he's a control freak, he comes across as a nice control freak). There are also brief interviews with the main players, excerpts from Anderson's annotated script pages and background details on the artwork that appears in the film by Miguel Calderon and Eric Chase Anderson (brother of Wes). Less than two minutes of deleted scenes is hardly exciting, though the offbeat humour of the "Peter Bradley Show" is a distinct plus. --Harriet Smith

  • Scary Movie 4 [2006] Scary Movie 4 | DVD | (14/08/2006) from £3.99  |  Saving you £11.53 (64.10%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back to watching films Scary Movie 4 rears its ugly head! It's an unsavoury hilarious treat for all comedy fans as the DVD release brings you The Uncut & Unsanitized Edition: different to the version seen in cinemas it's even ruder cruder and more fun! Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Just as an added challenge alien ""Tr-iPods"" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them....

  • Analyze That [2003] Analyze That | DVD | (15/09/2003) from £3.48  |  Saving you £7.45 (53.30%)  |  RRP £13.99

    Analyze That has more bada bing than its lukewarm box office reception would lead you to expect. Analyze This (1999) had the advantage of a then-fresh idea--Robert De Niro as a neurotic mob boss seeking therapy with reluctant shrink Billy Crystal--but that idea's stale (and has been handled more authentically in The Sopranos), so this sequel relies on established chemistry and zesty dialogue that matches the original. There's nothing wrong with a retread when it's this funny, and De Niro's latter-day penchant for comedy suits him well when, as kingpin Paul Vitti, he lures Dr Sobel (Crystal) into a prison breakout scheme involving faked catatonia and West Side Story show tunes. The contrived plot involves Vitti's criminal comeback. Unfortunately, there's little room for Lisa Kudrow as Sobel's sarcastic wife, but De Niro's Raging Bull co-star Cathy Moriarty-Gentile is welcomed as a rival mob queen. You want a comedy masterpiece? Fuhgeddaboudit. You want 95 minutes of easy fun? It's right here... and don't miss those obligatory outtakes. --Jeff Shannon

  • Pretty Woman [1990] Pretty Woman | DVD | (02/07/2001) from £2.99  |  Saving you £4.09 (25.60%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Like a pumpkin that transforms into a carriage, some very shrewd casting (and the charisma of Julia Roberts, in particular) morphed this story of a Hollywood whore into a Disneyfied Cinderella story--and a mainstream megahit. This is the movie that made Roberts a star, her charms helping tremendously to carry viewers over the rough spots in the script (which was originally to be a cynical tale about prostitution called 3000--after the amount of money Richard Gere's character pays the prostitute to stay with him for the week). Gere is the silver-haired Wall Street knight who sweeps streetwalker Roberts into a fantasy world of room service at the Regent Beverly Wiltshire Hotel and fashion boutique shopping on Rodeo Drive. The supporting cast is also appealing, including Laura San Giacomo as Roberts's hooker pal, Hector Elizondo as the hotel manager, Jason Alexander, Ralph Bellamy and Hank Azaria. --Jim Emerson, Amazon.com On the DVD: With a beautiful bubble effect offering a touch of fantasy to the special features menu, the viewer might expect a disc packed with lavish offerings. Unfortunately the extras are a little more spartan than the menu would have us believe, consisting of a theatrical trailer and a cringe-worthy pop video of "Wild Women Do", complete with a bouncing camera and "arty" black-and-white shots. The worst of these features comes in the form of the "production trailer", a useless addition which attempts to briefly summarise the film's underlying themes with inter-cut comments from the actors and directors on the original trailer (already featured in its pure form on the disc) and which offers little additional information of any merit. The disc does, however, come into its own when Gary Marshall takes the helm for the director's commentary: he has an entertaining and amusing narrative style, which is upbeat and direct like his film, and his comments really bring to life the fairy-tale narrative. Add to this a widescreen 1.85:1 presentation, which will make you feel as if Richard Gere has just swept you off your feet. --Nikki Disney

  • Tamara  Drewe [DVD] Tamara Drewe | DVD | (28/03/2011) from £3.39  |  Saving you £14.60 (81.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

    A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.

  • Two Days In Paris [2007] Two Days In Paris | DVD | (26/12/2007) from £2.48  |  Saving you £14.00 (77.80%)  |  RRP £17.99

    2 Days In Paris follows two days in the relationship of a New York based couple; a French photographer Marion and American interior designer Jack-as they attempt to re-infuse their relationship with romance by taking a vacation in Europe. Their trip to Venice didn't really work out --they both came down with gastroenteritis. They have higher hopes for Paris. But the combination of Marion's overbearing non-English speaking parents' flirtatious ex-boyfriends' and Jack's obsession with photographing every famous Parisian tombstone and conviction that French condoms are too small only adds fuel to the fire. Will they be able to salvage their relationship?

  • Arsenic And Old Lace [1944] Arsenic And Old Lace | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.39  |  Saving you £8.60 (61.50%)  |  RRP £13.99

    In 1941, when Frank Capra filmed Arsenic and Old Lace, he was in the midst of his string of social-concern pictures. So this uncharacteristic property must have seemed like a vacation; it's a straight farce, played at full tilt and closely adapted from the Broadway play. Almost all of the action takes place on a single set: the old home of the Brewster sisters (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair), those dear, dotty old ladies who mix up a very special elderberry wine. Very special. As their nephew Mortimer (Cary Grant) discovers on the eve of his wedding, the two ladies have been spiking the wine with poison and sending lonely gentleman callers off to the great beyond. More specifically, they've been burying them in the cellar with the help of nutty Uncle Teddy, who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt (and thus digging the Panama Canal down in the basement). The ominous happenings are made more sinister with the arrival of another menacing relative (RaymondMassey) and his quack doctor (Peter Lorre), who look and act like refugees from a horror movie. Played completely over the top, this movie offers up lots of bracing slapstick, with Grant run to near exhaustion by the galloping insanity of his family. Although Capra shot the film in 1941, prior to his making military films during World War II, the film was not released until 1944; the contract stipulated that the movie not come out before the play ended its enormously successful run. --Robert Horton

  • The Life Aquatic The Life Aquatic | DVD | (04/07/2005) from £8.00  |  Saving you £14.99 (65.20%)  |  RRP £22.99

    In The Life Aquatic, director Wes Anderson takes his familiar stable of actors on a field trip to a fantasy aquarium, complete with stop-motion, candy-striped crabs and rainbow seahorses. And though Anderson does expand his horizons in terms of retro-special effects and a whimsical use of color, fans will otherwise find themselves in well-charted waters. As The Life Aquatic opens, Zissou (Bill Murray), a self-involved, Jacques Cousteau-like filmmaker, has just released a documentary depicting the death of his best friend Esteban, who was eaten by some sort of sea creature--possibly a jaguar shark. Zissou’s troubles also include his waning popularity with the public, and a nemesis (Jeff Goldblum) who hogs up all the grant money. Hope arrives in the form of Ned Plimpton (Owen Wilson), an amiable Kentuckian who may be Zissou’s son. Despite his lack of enthusiasm for fatherhood, Zissou welcomes Ned--and Ned in turn saves Zissou’s new documentary (in which he seeks revenge on the jaguar shark) in more ways than one. One of Wes Anderson’s greatest achievements as a director to date has been launching the autumnal melancholy phase of Bill Murray’s career, starting with Rushmore in 1998, and Murray delivers a similarly comedic yet low-key performance here. Unfortunately, Zissou is one of the few characters in this ensemble to achieve multi-dimensionality. Even co-star Wilson doesn’t get to develop Ned much beyond Noble Southerner, and he ends up seeming more like a prop for illustrating Zissou’s emotional development rather than his own man. The Life Aquatic probably won’t be remembered as a great film, but it is still one that no Anderson (or Murray) fan can afford to miss.--Leah Weathersby, Amazon.com

  • Sex Drive [DVD] [2008] Sex Drive | DVD | (04/05/2009) from £4.69  |  Saving you £14.17 (70.90%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Eighteen year old loveable underdog Ian (Zuckerman) is the last American Virgin - or that's how it feels to him! He's always the best friend but never the boyfriend! However when he takes matters into his own hands he meets Ms Tasty (Bowden) over the internet and she offers to go all the way with him if he goes all the way in his brothers (Marsden) prized possession Judge to her! Ian and Lance his 'sex geek god' of a mate (Duke) with surprise passenger BFF Felicia (Crew) take the journey from Chicago to Knoxville in the stolen GTO with a few unexpected and hilarious pit stops along the way! Car trouble an encounter with the Amish where sarcastic Ezekial (Green) opens their eyes to a great Amish tradition called Rumspringa the discovery of peppermint fatties to brushes with the law a disgruntled husband and one angry brother in hot pursuit - will the guys survive all the unforeseen twists and turns of the bumpy road to adulthood?!

  • Love and Other Drugs [DVD] Love and Other Drugs | DVD | (23/05/2011) from £4.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Maggie (Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal) whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love. Based on Jamie Reidy's memoir Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman.

  • Raising Helen [2004] Raising Helen | DVD | (27/12/2004) from £4.19  |  Saving you £11.80 (73.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The hit-making director of Runaway Bride and Pretty Woman (Garry Marshall) now brings you another hilarious all-star comedy! Sexy Kate Hudson (Almost Famous) is Helen Harris a glamorous big-city fashion executive whose life of late nights and bright lights is turned upside down when she's unexpectedly named guardian of her sister's three troublesome kids! A fun-filled movie treat featuring Joan Cusack (In & Out) John Corbett (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Helen Mirren (Calendar Gi

  • In The Loop [Blu-ray] [2009] In The Loop | Blu Ray | (24/08/2009) from £5.69  |  Saving you £19.30 (77.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The team behind the popular political satire series The Thick Of It take to the big screen retaining many of the original cast as well as US stars such as James Gandolfini in a plot concerning the build up to an unjust war.

  • The Last Airbender [DVD] The Last Airbender | DVD | (13/12/2010) from £2.49  |  Saving you £15.80 (79.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    From the Director of Sixth Sense comes the highly anticipated live-action family adventure The Last Airbender based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon TV series. Air Water Earth and Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation led by Prince Zuko (Dev Patel) launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz) a Waterbender and her brother Sokka (Jackson Rathbone) to restore balance to their war-torn world.

  • Seraphim Falls [Blu-ray] [2007] Seraphim Falls | Blu Ray | (06/10/2008) from £4.99  |  Saving you £6.00 (54.60%)  |  RRP £10.99

    Never turn your back on the past. Pierce Brosnan Liam Neeson and Anjelica Houston star in Seraphim Falls an epic action thriller set against the backdrop of the American Civil War. Five years after the end of the American Civil War and it seems the solitary Gideon (Brosnan) is finally at peace. That is until one Colonel Morsman Carver (Neeson) re-enters his life with a blast from his rifle. Carver's out for revenge and Gideon must do everything in his power to out-gun and out-run his raging foe...

  • The Best Man The Best Man | DVD | (14/04/2003) from £5.00  |  Saving you £4.99 (49.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    A glossy romantic comedy, The Best Man centres on four college friends and the women in their lives, all brought back together for a wedding. Taye Diggs (How Stella Got Her Groove Back) plays the title character, a young writer whose first novel is a barely fictionalised account of his college days, featuring barely fictionalised versions of all his friends. This novel hasn't yet been released, but ambitious TV producer Nia Long (Soul Food) has snagged an advance copy in the hopes of getting an early interview with Diggs. Unfortunately, when this advance copy begins circulating among the college gang, they discover it reveals some secrets that may have a disastrous effect on the wedding. The Best Man features a handsome, charming cast and a propulsive story, but the female characters are poorly developed and the male banter is, to say the least, chauvinistic. This banter is mostly to comic effect, but by the end it still leaves a sour taste that the movie's happy ending doesn't counter. It does at least feature a particularly strong performance by Terrence Howard as an aimless but relentlessly honest member of the college quartet. --Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com

  • East Is East [1999] East Is East | DVD | (10/09/2001) from £3.97  |  Saving you £3.01 (30.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    A surprise hit internationally, Damien O'Donnell's feature debut is a warm, richly funny portrait of the cultural and emotional collisions of a multiracial family in 1971 Salford, where curry meets fish-and-chips and the threat of a spacehopper lurks around every corner. Adapted by Ayub Khan-Din from his own stage play, the film centres on Pakistani immigrant George Khan (huge Bollywood star Om Puri) still deeply attached to the moral and political mores of his homeland, but married to Englishwoman Ella (Linda Bassett). Despite her protestations, Khan is adamant their six sons and daughter, raised to respect traditional Muslim values, must enter into arranged marriages. Meanwhile, the children are more intent on pursuing the secret pleasures of interracial dating, bacon sandwiches and midnight forays to the nearest club.O'Donnell's direction fully exploits the often bawdy humour in the family's everyday struggles, while bringing an unexpected emotional punch to the scenes of violent confrontation which erupt as Khan becomes ever more dictatorial. The film also maintains comic momentum and dramatic intensity throughout thanks to excellent performances by Puri, Bassett and the remaining cast, including soap stars Chris Bisson (Coronation Street) and Jimi Mistry (EastEnders). Against a backdrop of 1970s pop culture, the many highlights include an oversexed dog and a giant sculpted pudenda.

  • Doom [2005] Doom | DVD | (03/10/2011) from £2.69  |  Saving you £3.30 (55.10%)  |  RRP £5.99

    No one gets out alive! Based on the hugely popular video game Doom is an explosive action-packed thrill ride! A frantic call for help from a remote research station on Mars sends a team of mercenary Marines into action. Led by The Rock and Karl Urban they descend into the Olduvai Research Station where they find a legion of nightmarish creatures lurking in the darkness killing at will. Once there the Marines must use an arsenal of firepower to carry out their mis

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