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Back to the Future Trilogy Limited DeLorean Edition | Blu Ray | (25/10/2010)
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Experience the time travel adventure of a lifetime with Back To The Future! Join Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) Doc Brown Christopher Lloyd) and a time-travelling DeLorean as they travel to the past present and future - setting off a time-shattering chain reaction that disrupts the space-time continuum. From filmmakers Steven Spielberg Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale experience the ultimate time travel adventure. Packed with bonus features - it's time to go Back To The Future! Back To The Future: Michael J. Fox stars as Marty McFly a typical American teenager accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean time machine invented by slightly mad scientist Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd). During his often hysterical always amazing trip back in time Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love otherwise he'll never be born... Back To The Future - Part 2: A visit by Marty and Doc Brown to the year 2015 seems to resolve a few problems with the future McFly family. However when they return home they discover someone has tampered with time and Hill Valley 1985; they must once again get back to 1955 to save their future..... Back To The Future - Part 3: Mary Steenburgen joins the cast for this rousing conclusion to the popular series. Stranded in 1955 after a freak burst of lightning Marty must travel back to 1885 to rescue the Wild West Doc Brown from a premature end. Surviving an Indian attack and unfriendly townsfolk Marty finds Doc Brown is the local blacksmith. But with the Doc under the spell of the charming Clara Clayton it's up to Marty to get them out of the Wild West and back to the future...
The Goodies: The Complete BBC Collection | DVD | (24/09/2018)
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In 1970, The Goodies unleashed their legendary blend of surreal storylines, strikingly topical satire, slapstick and general lunacy on an unsuspecting viewing public. Capturing the irreverent and rebellious flavour of the decade, this phenomenally popular, award-winning series spread its mischief over twelve years, making household names of creators, writers and performers Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor. For the first time ever, Network is incredibly proud to present the complete run of episodes and specials made for the BBC (apart from that pesky original version of Kitten Kong, which is still missing) in this 12-disc set: All eight BBC series Kitten Kong - Montreux '72 A Collection of Goodies Goodies Travelling Instant Five Minute Christmas Superstar The Goodies and the Beanstalk The Goodies Rule O.K.? From a giant white fluffy kitten called Twinkle to a slippery climb up a giant beanstalk, from the ancient Lancastrian art of 'Ecky Thump to fighting a ban on fun instigated by an all-too-real puppet government, this is television comedy at its undeniable best!
Band of Brothers | DVD | (20/11/2002)
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Based on the bestseller by Stephen E. Ambrose, the epic 10-part miniseries Band of Brothers tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as soldiers' journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men who knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear. They were an elite rifle company parachuting into France early on D-Day morning, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge and capturing Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. Recreated With Stunning Special Effects And The Second Collaboration Between Tom Hanks And Steven Spielberg, The SeriesIs Both A Profound And Captivating Look At The Reality Of War.
The Good Life - Complete Boxed Set | DVD | (04/10/2010)
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Celebrating 35 years since its original broadcast and available for the first time in series order this is the comedy series that put organic foods self-sufficiency and green thinking on the map. On his 40th birthday Tom Good (Richard Briers) decides that he's had enough of the rat race and that he and his wife Barbara (Felicity Kendal) should become self-sufficient. Overnight they begin to convert their suburban garden into a farm complete with crops pigs and chickens homemade beer and more. But their choice of lifestyle doesn't exactly fit in with the neighbours in particular Margot Leadbetter (Penelope Keith) and her henpecked husband Jerry (Paul Eddington) who find themselves hindering but even sometimes helping against their better judgement. Unique in its vision consistent in its comedy this is entertainment at its finest the kind that only comes with The Good Life.
Green Wing Definitive Edition | DVD | (11/10/2010)
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An off-beat comedy set in a hospital Green Wing throws in a bit of soap opera and a dose of the sketch-show to create something unique and absolutely hilarious! Created by the team behind Smack the Pony the series features some of the finest comedy cats to adorn our screens in quite some time. Be prepared for one of the most surreal journeys you're ever likely to take as you dive into the anarchic world of Green Wing Hospital! This DVD Box Set features all episodes from Series 1 and 2 along with the Green Wing Special.
The World At War | DVD | (25/04/2005)
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When this epic series was first broadcast in 1973 it redefined the gold standard for television documentary; it remains the benchmark by which all factual programming must judge itself. Originally shown as 26 one-hour programmes, The World at War set out to tell the story of the Second World War through the testimony of key participants. The result is a unique and unrepeatable event, since many of the eyewitnesses captured on film did not have long left to live. Each hour-long programme is carefully structured to focus on a key theme or campaign, from the rise of Nazi Germany to Hitler's downfall and the onset of the Cold War. There are no academic "talking heads" here to spell out an official version of history; the narration, delivered with wonderful gravitas by Sir Laurence Olivier, is kept to a minimum. The show's great coup was to allow the participants to speak for themselves. Painstaking research in the archives of the Imperial War Museum also unearthed a vast quantity of newsreel footage, including on occasion the cameraman's original raw rushes which present an unvarnished and never-before-seen picture of important events. Carl Davis' portentous main title theme and score underlines the grand scale of the enterprise. The original 26 episodes were supplemented three years later by six special programmes (narrated by Eric Porter), bringing the total running-time to a truly epic 32 hours. --Mark Walker
Classic Pink Panther Collection | DVD | (03/11/2008)
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The Pink Panther (1963): When the famous Pink Panther diamond goes missing the bumbling Inspector Clouseau goes on the trail of notorious jewel thief The Phantom but looks everywhere except in the right place! Starring: David Niven: Sir Charles Litton Peter Sellers: Inspector Jacques Clouseau Robert Wagner: George Litton Capucine: Simone Clouseau Brenda De Banzie: Angela Dunning. A Shot In The Dark (1964): As murder follows murder with the beautiful Maria as the obvious suspect; bumbling Inspector Clouseau drives his boss Dreyfus mad by stubbornly vowing to prove her innocence! Starring: Peter Sellers: Jacques Clouseau Elke Sommer: Maria Gambrelli George Sanders: Benjamin Ballon Herbert Lom: Charles Dreyfus Graham Stark: Hercule Lajoy Burt Kwouk: Kato Return Of The Pink Panther (1975): When the priceless Pink Panther diamond is stolen yet again the inimitable Inspector Jacques Clouseau is saved from an unwilling early retirement and sent off to the country of Lugash to investigate. Certain that the heist is the work of a suave jewel thief known as The Phantom Clouseau unleashes his formidable array of outlandish disguises and preposterous deductive powers in madcap pursuit of his would-be quarry. Tracked by his own nerve-wracking boss Clouseau carves a path of comical crime-busting chaos across all of Europe in this delightfully zany comedy romp. Starring: Peter Sellers Christopher Plummer Catherine Schell Herbert Lom Peter Arne Gregoire Aslan Graham Stark Andre Maranne Burt Kwouk & John Bluthal The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976): Being sent insane by working with Clouseau for too long Sgt Dreyfus vows to destroy him forever - and if he can't he vows he will destroy the world. Clouseau ends up with over 20 assassins on his tail but is more worried about his martial arts manservant getting the better of him! Starring: Peter Sellers: Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau Herbert Lom: Former Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus Lesley-Anne Down: Olga Burt Kwouk: Kato Colin Blakely: Alec Drummond Revenge Of The Pink Panther (1978): Following Clouseau's supposed assassination Dreyfus is declared sane and released. But how will he cope with the truth when he finds out that the Inspector is actually alive and undercover working with Kato to discover who wanted him dead? Starring: Peter Sellers: Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau Herbert Lom: Chief Insp. Dreyfus Burt Kwouk: Kato Dyan Cannon: Simone Legree Robert Webber: Philippe Douvier Trail Of The Pink Panther (1982): The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France but his plane disappears en-route. Famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery... Starring: Peter Sellers: Insp. Jacques Clouseau David Niven: Sir Charles Litton Herbert Lom: Chief Insp. Dreyfus Joanna Lumley: Marie Jouvet Harvey Korman: Auguste Balls Burt Kwouk: Kato The Pink Panther: A Pink Christmas (Cartoon) plus 124 Other Pink Panther Cartoons
The American Civil War | DVD | (07/10/2002)
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The most successful public-television miniseries in American history, the 11-hour American Civil War defined what has since become known as the "Ken Burns approach"--voice-over narrators reading letters and documents dramatically and stating the writer's name at their conclusion, fresh live footage of places juxtaposed with still images (photographs, paintings, maps, prints), anecdotal interviews, and romantic musical scores taken from the era he depicts. The American Civil War uses all of these devices to evoke atmosphere and resurrect an event that many knew only from stale history books. While Burns is a historian, a researcher, and a documentarian, he's above all a gifted storyteller, and it's his narrative powers that give this chronicle its beauty, overwhelming emotion, and devastating horror. Using the words of old letters, eloquently read by a variety of celebrities, the stories of historians like Shelby Foote and rare, stained photos, Burns allows us not only to learn and understand history, but also to feel and experience it. --Dave McCoy
Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 1-7 Complete (HBO) | DVD | (07/06/2010)
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Deep inside you know you're him. Curb Your Enthusiasm is the hit HBO'' comedy series starring Larry David as... Larry David! Each half-hour episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm features verite-style footage of David at home at work and around town as he gets into predicaments with well everybody.
Spike Lee - Mo' Better Blues/Crooklyn/Inside Man/Clockers/School Daze/She Hate Me/Do The Right Thing/Get On The Bus/Jungle Fever | DVD | (20/09/2010)
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Titles Comprise: Mo' Better Blues Crooklyn Inside Man Clockers School Daze She Hate Me Do The Right Thing Get On The Bus Jungle Fever
Marley (Blu-ray + Soundtrack CD + Bonus Material) | Blu Ray | (20/08/2012)
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Marley is the definitive film about one of the most loved international icons of the 20th Century, Bob Marley. His music and message of love and redemption are known throughout the world and his story has finally been brought to life in this definitive work. Acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play, Life in a Day) joined forces with the Marley family to direct the ultimate authorised documentary film on the life, legacy and global impact of one of the most influential musicians in history. Marley marks the first time ever that Bob's family has authorised the use of their own private Bob Marley archives.Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and his role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. His music and message transcend culture, language and creed and resonate around the world today as powerfully as when he was alive. Only a handful of musicians have ever achieved such an impact and Bob Marley, though his life was far too short, stands strongly among them.I think what's great about the film is though there have been a lot of things done on Bob, I think this one will give people a more emotional connection to Bob's life as a man - not just a reggae legend or a mythical figure, but his life as a man. - Ziggy Marley
Grey's Anatomy - Series 1-4 - Complete | DVD | (23/11/2009)
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Grey's Anatomy Season 1-4 Boxset (22 Discs)
Ghost Capitals Box Set | DVD | (18/10/2010)
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For the past 18 years renowned paranormal historian Richard Felix has been searching for the truth behind ghosts. One of his many projects has been the Ghost Tour of Great Britain. This box set contains Britain's Ghost Capitals that he has visited whilst conducting his ghost Tour of Great Britain. Listen to eye witness accounts as they recall personal tales of ghostly goings-on and unexplainable events in the most haunted cities in Great Britain. You will never see these 5 haunted cities in quite the same light again as Richard takes you on his chilling tour.
Xamd: Lost Memories | Blu Ray | (05/09/2011)
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Facing a growing rivalry for the power of Xam'd Akiyuki isn't the only one who's become possessed by the mysterious power that is Xam'd. Seems his friend Furuichi is also filled with the dangerous energy, but while Akiyuki tries to harness it, his friend seems hell-bent on letting the Xam'd control his every dangerous move. From STUDIO BONES (Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka Seven)
The Complete Bible Box Set (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) | DVD | (15/11/2010)
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The greatest story ever told comes to DVD! The largest television production ever undertaken sold in more than 140 countries worldwide The Bible Series has received 11 Emmy and 3 Cable Ace nominations and an Emmy award for Outstanding Miniseries. Over fifteen years in development and a further ten in the making the series' aim is to bring the stories of the Old Testament to life for contemporary audiences using big screen film methods and the best actors and directors available. Its cast of world-renowned stars include Sir Ben Kingsley Dennis Hopper Gary Oldman Oliver Reed Richard Harris Sean Bean Christopher Lee Jonathan Pryce and Elizabeth Hurley. The films' directors include Academy and Emmy award-winners Joseph Sargent Roger Young Nicolas Roeg and Robert Markowitz with title music composed arranged and conducted by the legendary film composer Ennio Morricone. This exclusive set boasts over 35 hours of lavish productions that you will treasure forever.
The Great War | DVD | (25/03/2002)
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In the early 1960s the BBC embarked on one of their most important and ambitious series ever. It was to be the definitive history of the First World War complete in twenty-six 40-minute episodes. An inspired account of the world-shattering events of 1914-1918 The Great War is narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave and employs the voice skills of many other leading actors of the day including Sir Ralph Richardson and Marius Goring. The series includes authentic archive footage and stunning photographic images gathered from 37 separate sources around the world. It also features interviews with many veterans of the war (by this time most were still only in their 60s) as well as almost 150 separate extracts from diaries letters and reports from the war. This important series is here available complete and unabridged. The Great War is here presented in a 7 disc set with the complete series on 6 discs and a full disc of extra features. This edition also includes a luxury 64-page booklet with full background notes reviews chapter points and associated articles.
Ashes to Ashes Complete Boxset | DVD | (05/07/2010)
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The 80s are back and it's criminal!
Gold Rush - Alaska: The Complete Seasons 1-3 | DVD | (28/10/2013)
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It's the gamble of a lifetime - find gold or go bust...This action-packed series follows a group of down-on-their-luck men who in the face of an economic meltdown risk everything to strike it rich mining for gold in Alaska. As rival crews stake their claims to mining opportunities in Alaska and the Yukon the pressure is on to strike paydirt before the funds run out and the prospectors are sent packing. Will these intrepid miners be rewarded for their hard work and optimism or will the glittering treasures of the frozen north remain out of their reach?
Scrubs Seasons 1-8 | DVD | (06/09/2010)
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Scrubs: Season 1The sitcom may be flatlining, but as long as there are fresh and original series like Scrubs, the prognosis isn't entirely negative. Created by Bill Lawrence, Scrubs is an interns'-eye view of hospital life and the torturous, tragic, and triumphant route to becoming a doctor. The eminently likeable Zach Braff heads the cast as "newbie" JD, whose years of medical school haven't quite prepared him for chaotic Sacred Heart Hospital. Family Guy has nothing on the live-action Scrubs when it comes to surreal asides and fantasy sequences (for example, JD literally becomes the proverbial deer in the headlights when he cannot answer a medical query), pop culture references, and TV Land casting (John Ritter guest stars as JD's negligent father in "My Old Man," and St. Elsewhere veterans William Daniels, Ed Begley, Jr., Stephen Furst, and Eric Laneuville appear as Legionnaire's-stricken doctors in "My Sacrifical Clam"). With surgical precision, this inaugural season charts JD's growth as a doctor and a human being, and the close-knit bonds he forms with his equally overwhelmed peers and colleagues, including best friend and surgeon Chris Turk (Donald Faison), beautiful, but raw-nerved and by-the-book Elliot Reid (Sarah Chalke), and supportive nurse Carla Espinoza (Judy Reyes'), who affectionately nicknames JD "Bambi." But at the heart of the series is JD's relationship with his mentor, Dr Cox (an Emmy-worthy John C. McGinley), a cross between Obi-Wan Kenobi and a pit bull. Giving Scrubs a further shot of adrenaline are recurring characters Jordan (Christa Miller Lawrence), Dr Cox's satanic ex-wife, and Neil Flynn as the Janitor, who torments JD just as Larry Miller menaced Jerry in the Seinfeld episode "The Doorman." Scrubs' animated sensibility allows for inexplicable cameos by Jimmie Walker or, at one point, an impromptu West Side Story-esque dance-off to convey the schism between the surgeons and other doctors. But while hilariously funny, Scrubs can break your heart too, as in the two-parter "My Occurrence"/"My Hero," with guest star Brendan Fraser as Jordan's spontaneously spirited brother, who is diagnosed with leukemia, and "My Old Lady," in which JD, Elliot, and Chris experience for the first time losing a patient. Whether you're a "newbie" or devoted viewer, this DVD release is just what the doctor ordered. --Donald LiebensonScrubs: Season 2The second series of hospital-based sitcom Scrubs sees young doctor JD with a bit more experience under his belt, but very little more common sense. Together with his best friend Turk, on-off girlfriend Elliot, and various other hospital dwellers (most notably John C McGinley's grumpy Dr Cox) JD learns yet more lessons about life and love, all the while narrating his wacky adventures in a way that you'll either warm to or get really, really irritated by. Guest stars include Heather Locklear, Dick van Dyke and Ryan Reynolds, but Zach Braff is the real star of the show, and his wide-eyed puppy dog demeanour makes the inept JD endearing, in spite of his failings. Season 2 of Scrubs sees him juggling complications in both the personal and professional arenas as his career progresses, though this doesn’t stop him indulging in frequently surreal and elaborate fantasies. Though Scrubs will never be ER, it doesn’t try to be; Scrubs is warmer and sillier, though the laughs never get in the way of its several heartfelt moments. The overall package is a little too polished and round-cornered to ever be particularly edgy or hard-hitting, but if you’re just after a warm-hearted comedy, you could do a lot worse. -- Sarah Dobbs Scrubs: Season 3 Zach Braff stars as neurotic doctor JD Dorian whose crazy exploits are at the centre of these 22 brilliant episodes. This series also includes 'supersized' longer episodes and 'My Butterfly', an experimental episode that looks at how one small event can have major consequences for the staff and patients - guaranteed to leave you in stitches! High calibre guest stars are also admitted to help keep the gags rolling. Hollywood icon Michael J Fox (Back to the Future) displays his genius comic timing as JD's new mentor Dr Kevin Casey and American Pie's sexy Tara Reid appears in several episodes as JD's new love interest - the mysterious Danni. Brendan Fraser (Crash, The Quiet American) makes a return as Jordan's terminally ill brother Ben, in the Emmy Award-winning and surprisingly touching episode 'My Screw Up' and the acclaimed group, Polyphonic Spree, make a brilliantly bizarre appearance at Sacred Heart Hospital! Elsewhere at the hysterical Hospital, Dr Elliot Reid (Sarah Chalke) has undergone a dramatic makeover following a particularly bad day and she and JD continue their on-off relationship. Carla (Judy Reyes) and Turk (Donald Faison) finally set a date for their wedding, the bombastic Dr Cox develops a sensitive streak and new staffer 'The Todd' (Robert Maschio) upsets JD With JD and Elliot now looking after interns of their own, chaos reins, in the hospital wards and their personal lives. The fun continues with the exclusive bonus features which include 'Don't Try This at Home' an extra that provides an insight into the dangerous and daring stunts performed on the show and the featurette 'Scrub Factor' which demonstrates exactly what the cast and crew will do for money! Scrubs: Season 4The fourth series of the show that centres on JD (Zach Braff), a wacky medical intern at Sacred Heart Hospital, and his friends and colleagues: his confident best friend Turk, neurotic fellow intern Elliot, tough nurse Carla, and their supervisor, the cruel Dr Cox. Unlike many sitcoms, SCRUBS employs a structure of continuing plotlines and developing characters, like many dramas will. It also combines verbal wit, slapstick humour, and fantasy sequences in order to garner laughs--a strange but effective combination that suggests a skewed version of reality.Scrubs: Season 5 "I'm gonna have a good year, aren't I?" JD (Zach Braff), now an attending physician at Sacred Heart Hospital, asks in the fifth season's opening episode. All vital signs are good (the series did receive an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy), but longtime Scrubs fans may be forgiven a sense of déjà vu, from JD's whimsical reveries to Dr Cox's (John C. McGinley) increasingly tiresome rants. The series itself acknowledges the palpable sense of been there, seen that with the clever episode "Déjà vu, Déjà vu." But don't pronounce Scrubs dead just yet. Directed by Braff, "My Way Home," the series' 100th episode, is a brilliantly conceived homage to The Wizard of Oz with JD and company finding their hearts, brains, and courage. Another powerful episode that shows a welcome maturity is "My Lunch," in which JD at last has lunch with his reluctant mentor, Dr Cox, in the wake of a patient's death (happily, the music rights were secured for the DVD release so that the Fray's "How to Save a Life" is playing on the soundtrack when Dr Cox has his own tragic setback), and the follow-up episode, "My Fallen Idol." While Scrubs has a tendency this season to get "more ridiculous" (in one episode, Neil Flynn's Janitor defies Ken Jenkins' Dr Kelso to secretly keep a crow in the hospital), the scalpel-sharp writing affords Braff moments that are, in his character's own words, "classic Dorian." In the episode "My Half Acre," he mixes his sports analogies to tell Elliot (Sarah Chalke), "What's waiting for me in my room is what's known, in football terms, as a slam dunk," as he mimes hitting a tennis ball. Mandy Moore, displaying a surprising knack for physical comedy, follows Tara Reid and Heather Graham as a fleeting love interest for JD Other character milestones include pregnancies for Carla (Judy Reyes) and two other characters best left a surprise. Good for whatever ails season 5 are this set's extras, including an entertaining series retrospective, featuring interviews with the cast and creators, as well as commentary by Braff for an extended cut of "My Way Home." --Donald Liebenson Scrubs: Season 6With its deft combination of humour and heart, this single-camera sitcom is a both a critical and cult favourite. Scrubs stars Zach Braff as JD, an eager doctor at Sacred Heart Hospital. With JD as its narrator, the show frequently dips into surrealism as it shows his strange thoughts and daydreams. The rest of the characters on SCRUBS are equally eccentric: best friend Turk (Donald Faison), bossy nurse Carla (Judy Reyes), JD's reluctant mentor Dr Cox (John C McGinley), the anxiety-ridden ex-girlfriend Elliot (Sarah Chalke), and JD's arch nemesis, known simply as 'Janitor' (Neil Flynn). Grab an appletini and enjoy all of the sixth season's episodes, including 'My Musical,' which includes hilarious songs such as "Guy Love" and 'Everything Comes Down to Poo.' This season also features guest appearances from Elizabeth Banks (40 Year Old Virgin) and Keri Russell (Waitress). Scrubs: Season 7Scrubs staged a near-miraculous recovery in its seventh season; this despite the usual indifferent treatment by the network, low ratings, and a writer's strike that only allowed for 11 episodes. In this case, less was more. Scrubs regained its footing with sharper writing (Dr Cox's signature rants are more inspired than tiresome this season, although at one point, nemesis Dr Kelso threatens to hire an orchestra to "play him off"), more empathetic situations, and meta-fun with such "third-tier" characters as Snoop Dogg Attending (formerly Snoop Dog Intern), Dr Beardface (pronounced "Beard-fassay"), and new squeaky-voiced intern, Josephine (Scrubs scribe Aseem Batra). Beginning with JD (Zach Braff) and Elliott (Sarah Chalke) coming to their senses before they can consummate that sixth season cliffhanging kiss, this season will be one of "weird crystallizing moments." Elliott will call off her upcoming nuptials to Keith. JD will be forced to tell Kim ("cute as a button" Elizabeth Banks), whom he impregnated after only their first date, that he does not love her. The "annoying whiny man-child," as Dr Cox (John C. McGinley) calls him, will finally ponder whether it is time for him to grow up. Dr Cox will admit that he is lonely without his acerbic wife (Christa Miller) and son when they go out of town. Other developments include the smitten Janitor's (Neil Flynn) initially suspect new girlfriend (can she really be named "Lady?") and on a Scrubsian sad note, Kelso (Ken Jenkins) faces forced retirement when it is revealed he is actually 65 years old. Scrubs deftly blends absurdist fantasy, flat-out silliness and dramatic, emotional moments, as in "My Number One Doctor," in which Elliott must deal with a terminal patient's suicide attempt. The season's most ambitious episode is the finale, "My Princess," a Princess BrideScrubs characters, with Elliott as a princess, Turk (Donald Faison) and Carla (Judy Reyes) as a two-headed witch, and JD as, you guessed it, the village idiot. The ample bonus features include audio commentary for every episode, a fun "Alternate Lines" segment that illustrates the improvisational leeway cast members enjoy, deleted scenes, bloopers, an interview with Ken Jenkins, and a behind the scenes look at the "My Princess" episode. Poised for cancellation, Scrubs got a second opinion from ABC, which picked up the series for an eighth season. That's heartening news for devoted fans who would never pull the plug. To borrow Turk's well-worn catchphrase, "That’s what I'm talkin' about." --Donald Liebenson homage in which Dr Cox transforms one undiagnosable patient's case into his son's bedtime story that is populated by Scrubs characters, with Elliott as a princess, Turk (Donald Faison) and Carla (Judy Reyes) as a two-headed witch, and J.D. as, you guessed it, the village idiot. The ample bonus features include audio commentary for every episode, a fun "Alternate Lines" segment that illustrates the improvisational leeway cast members enjoy, deleted scenes, bloopers, an interview with Ken Jenkins, and a behind the scenes look at the "My Princess" episode. Poised for cancellation, Scrubs got a second opinion from ABC, which picked up the series for an eighth season. That's heartening news for devoted fans who would never pull the plug. To borrow Turk's well-worn catchphrase, "That’s what I'm talkin' about." --Donald Liebenson Scrubs: Season 8The first episode of Scrubs' final season ends with a sly kicker in which Zach Braff's JD rallies his colleagues as they enter their eighth year at Sacred Heart. "It's tempting to just mail it in," he states, "but there are still a lot of people who rely on us week to week. I think we owe it to them to be as inspired as we were in our first few years. I still think we're as good as anybody else out there." Indeed, Scrubs goes out at the top of its game. "People don't change, relationships don't change," the super-friendly but soulless new Chief of Medicine Taylor Maddox (a game Courteney Cox) proclaims at the end of her all-too-brief three-episode arc. How wrong she is. JD and Elliott (Sarah Chalke) become a couple again without too much drama. Dr Cox (John C. McGinley) and his dread ex-wife (Christa Miller) likewise declare their love for each other. Cox even forms a grudging friendship with his former nemesis Dr Kelso (Ken Jenkins), who in retirement has become a fixture in the hospital cafeteria where he takes full advantage of free muffins for life. Sad sack lawyer Ted (Sam Lloyd) and JD's enigmatic tormentor Janitor (Neil Flynn) find someone to love, and Turk (Donald Faison) and Carla (Judy Reyes) prepare for their second child. Things are different on the job front as well. Dr Cox assumes the mantle of Chief of Medicine and struggles not to be overwhelmed by the bureaucracy. Bringing the show full circle, there is the next generation of interns (spin-off, anyone?) who test their mentors' patience. Eliza Coupe is a standout as Denise, who has a problem with compassion ("It's ironic that cancer starts with 'can'," she tells one patient). JD's signature reveries aside, the final season goes easy on the fantasy. This season's Very Special Episode is a two-parter that takes the cast to the Bahamas for Janitor's wedding. Will Janitor finally reveal his name? Will Dr Cox express his true feelings for JD? "Endings are never easy," JD muses in the finale. "I always build them up so much in my head, they can't possibly live up to my expectations, and I just end up disappointed." That will not be the case for loyal viewers who have stuck with Scrubs through thick and thin. If you're not moved by JD's final walk through the halls of Sacred Heart or his home-movie vision of the future, then get yourself a heart transplant stat! --Donald Liebenson
The Definitive Ealing Studios Collection | DVD | (16/10/2006)
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A box set featuring 16 of the finest efforts from the house of Ealing. 1. Champagne Charlie (Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti 1944) 2. Dead of Night (Dirs. Alberto Cavalcanti & Charles Crichton 1945) 3. Hue & Cry (Dir. Charles Crichton 1947) 4. It Always Rains on Sunday (Dir. Robert Hamer 1947) 5. Kind Hearts and Coronets (Dir. Robert Hamer 1949) 6. The Ladykillers (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1955) 7. The Lavender Hill Mob (Dir. Charles Crichton 1951) 8. The Maggie (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1954) 9. The Magnet (Dir. Charles Frend 1950) 10. The Man in The White Suit (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1951) 11. Nicholas Nickelby (Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti 1947) 12. Passport To Pimlico (Dir. Henry Cornelius 1949) 13. Scott of The Antarctic (Dir. Charles Frend 1948) 14. The Titfield Thunderbolt (Dir. Charles Crichton 1953) 15. Went The Day Well? (Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti 1942) 16. Whisky Galore (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1949)