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  • Doctor Who: The War Machines [1966] Doctor Who: The War Machines | DVD | (25/08/2008) from £6.89  |  Saving you £13.10 (65.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The TARDIS arrives in London in 1966 and the Doctor and Dodo visit the Post Office Tower. There they meet Professor Brett whose revolutionary new computer WOTAN (Will Operating Thought ANalogue) can actually think for itself and is shortly to be linked up to other major computers around the world - a project overseen by civil servant Sir Charles Summer. It transpires however that WOTAN considers that humans are inferior to machines and should therefore be ruled by them. Exerting a hypnotic influence it arranges the construction of War Machines - heavily-armed self-contained mobile computers - with which to take over the world.

  • Peter And The Wolf [DVD] Peter And The Wolf | DVD | (04/05/2009) from £7.19  |  Saving you £0.08 (1.10%)  |  RRP £7.27

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  • Star Trek XI (1-Disc Edition) [DVD] Star Trek XI (1-Disc Edition) | DVD | (16/11/2009) from £3.49  |  Saving you £16.50 (82.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Star Trek is back! Director J.J. Abrams brings you a brand new version of the classic space adventure! Star Trek chronicles the early days of James T Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew. Leonard Nimoy returns to his iconic role as the half-Vulcan half-human Spock whilst Zachary Quinto stars as the young Spock. Chris Pine Karl urban Simon Pegg Anton Yelchin Zoe Saldana and John Cho star as the original series' characters whilst Eric Bana plays the Enterprise crew's nemesis; Nero!

  • Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant [DVD] [2009] Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant | DVD | (01/03/2010) from £3.00  |  Saving you £12.99 (81.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Adapted from Darren O'Shaughnessy's book series the Saga of Darren Shan, Cirque du Freak: A Vampire's Assistant is an endearingly goofy teen-vampire tale reminiscent of The Goonies or Lost Boys. Like those kids' horror classics, Cirque du Freak is a coming-of-age tale in which maturity is hastened by horrific discoveries of alternate realms. Best friends Darren Shan (Chris Massoglia) and Steve (Josh Hutcherson) embark on a life-changing career path as monster prodigies after attending a taboo freak show starring various mutants and Madame Octa, a fluffy, neon orange, Muppetlike spider that Darren is irrevocably compelled to kidnap. Darren's petty theft results in the boys' introductions into the dualistic realm of good vampires, including the paternal Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly), and less-generous bloodsuckers such as Murlaugh (Ray Stevenson) and his Vampaneze family. Part of the fun is in learning how vampires are defined in this world; for example, they can't turn into bats but they have magic spit. The film's additional appeal is in its clever teen-vampire cultural nods, such as when Darren plays his Gameboy inside his coffin. The actual circus, too, offers a wide array of fun, spooky characters, such as ringleader Mr. Tall (Ken Watanabe) and Darren's scaly buddy Snakeboy (Patrick Fugit). Cirque du Freak: A Vampire's Assistant has tough moments, too, once the boys realize they can't look back. These moments transform Cirque du Freak: A Vampire's Assistant into a film parents may even be charmed by. --Trinie Dalton

  • I Am Ali [DVD] I Am Ali | DVD | (28/11/2014) from £3.00  |  Saving you £16.99 (85.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    An intimate and heart-warming look at the man behind the legend – as we’ve never seen Ali before. ‘I Am Ali’ is told through exclusive unprecedented access to Ali’s personal archive of ‘audio journals’ combined with touching interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends including his daughters son ex-wife and brother plus legends of the boxing community including Mike Tyson George Foreman and Gene Kilroy. Experience Ali’s extraordinary story as a Fighter Lover Brother Father - told from the inside for the very fi rst time. Bonus Features: Fighter - The Legendary Boxer Brother - The Civil Rights Supporter Lover - The People’s Champion Father - The Family Man The Music - Telling The Story Includes additional interviews and insights from Ali’s children Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champions George Foreman and Ken Norton Former NBA All Star player Karl Malone and close friends Sir Tom Jones and Kris Kristofferson.

  • Starship Troopers [1998] Starship Troopers | DVD | (11/06/2001) from £4.19  |  Saving you £11.80 (73.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A gloriously over-the-top treat, Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers takes the militaristic moralising of Robert Heinlein's pulp classic and sets about undermining it mercilessly. Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien) desperately wants to join the Mobile Infantry and kill some Earth-threatening alien bugs. He also desperately wants Carmen (Denise Richards), but only gets to fulfil one ambition in the second of Verhoeven's futuristic satires (also cowritten with his RoboCop scriptwriter Ed Neumeier). Set in a fascistic future where kids must do military service to qualify as citizens, own property or even have babies, the film's dark Vietnam and Nazi-era parallels are all the more disturbing given its deceptively sunny Beverly Hills 90210 teenage cast (though scenery-chewing veteran Michael Ironside steals the movie as tough-talking Lt Rasczak). The CGI arachnids are among the most convincing and dangerous-looking creatures ever seen on screen, and with the movie clocking up the highest number of blanks ever fired on a film set, it's also pretty loud! Verhoeven went on to be Executive Producer of the Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles animated TV series a couple of years later. On the DVD: Starship Troopers in this DVD incarnation can now be played continuously on one side of the disc (the original Region 2 release version was that crime against the DVD format, a "flipper"). You'll also feel really spoiled by the extras here: five deleted scenes (approximately six minutes) pad out Carmen's love triangle problems. There are impressive screen tests for Denise Richards and Casper Van Dien (three-and-a-half minutes). An eight-minute featurette zips by with key interviews and fact flinging. And a real treat is three scene developments with layers of FX work explained by Verhoeven. But what makes this DVD essential is the director's enthusiastic commentary alongside screenwriter Ed Neumeier: dissing astrology, making a stand for feminist issues, saying how he went nude to placate the actors for their shower scene, and drooling with praise for his FX team, Verhoeven makes a fascinating statement that "war makes fascists of us all". After a studio disclaimer, and beginning with his reaction to the film's critique in Time Magazine, this is no-holds-barred fun. --Paul Tonks

  • Battlestar Galactica - The Mini Series [2004] Battlestar Galactica - The Mini Series | DVD | (01/03/2004) from £3.44  |  Saving you £9.02 (69.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Despite voluminous protest and nitpicking criticism from loyal fans of the original TV series (1978-80), the 2003 version of Battlestar Galactica turned out surprisingly well for viewers with a tolerance for change. Originally broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel in December 2003 and conceived by Star Trek: The Next Generation alumnus Ronald D Moore as the pilot episode for a "reimagined" TV series, this four-hour mini series reprises the basic premise of the original show while giving a major overhaul to several characters and plot elements. Gone are the flowing robes, disco-era hairstyles, and mock-Egyptian fighter helmets, and thankfully there's not a fluffy "Daggit" in sight... at least, not yet. Also missing are the "chrome toaster" Cylons, replaced by new, more formidable varieties of the invading Cylon enemy, including "Number Six" in hot red skirts and ample cleavage, who tricks the human genius Baltar! into a scenario that nearly annihilates the human inhabitants of 12 colonial worlds. Thus begins the epic battle and eventual retreat of a "ragtag fleet" of humans, searching for the mythical planet Earth under the military command of Adama (Edward James Olmos) and the political leadership of Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), a former secretary of education, 43rd in line of succession and rising to the occasion of her unexpected Presidency. As directed by Michael Rymer (Queen of the Damned), Moore's ambitious teleplay also includes newfangled CGI space battles (featuring "handheld" camera moves and subdued sound effects for "enhanced realism"), a dysfunctional Col. Tigh (Michael Hogan) who's provoked into action by the insubordinate Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff), and a father-son reunion steeped in familial tragedy. To fans of the original BG series, many of these changes are blasphemous, but for the most part they work--including an ominous cliffhanger ending. The remade Galactica is brimming with smart, well-drawn characters ripe with dramati! c potential, and it readily qualifies as serious-minded science fiction, even as it gives BG loyalists ample fuel for lively debate. --Jeff Shannon

  • The Road [DVD] [2009] The Road | DVD | (17/05/2010) from £2.74  |  Saving you £13.50 (67.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Post apocalyptic tale based on the bestselling novel by Cormac McCarthy (No Country For Old Men). A father and son travel on foot through a devastated American landscape battling both starvation and cannibals.

  • Frozen Planet - The Complete Series [DVD] Frozen Planet - The Complete Series | DVD | (08/12/2011) from £4.32  |  Saving you £21.50 (71.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough and from the award-winning team behind Planet Earth & Blue Planet comes the ultimate portrait of the earth's Polar regions.The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wildernesses on Earth. The scale and beauty of the scenery and the sheer power of the elements - the weather, the ocean and the ice - is unmatched anywhere else on our planet. Yet these harsh environments are teeming with life: home to iconic animals from polar bears to emperor penguins and from killer whales to wandering albatrosses.Using the latest camera technology to film on land, from the air, underwater and below the ice caps, Frozen Planet follows their fascinating lives throughout the seasons as they struggle to survive. With spectacular polar landscapes and amazing animal behaviour, often filmed for the first time, it captures the drama of an extreme natural world.With both Poles under grave threat from climate change, this extraordinary series may be the last chance to witness these great wildernesses before they change forever.

  • Event Horizon [Collector's Edition] Event Horizon | DVD | (23/10/2006) from £4.41  |  Saving you £15.58 (77.90%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Disc 1: Film with commentary by Director Paul WS Anderson and Producer Jeremy Bolt. Disc 2: 5 Part documentary : The Making of Event Horizon. Deleated & extended scenes. The unflimed rescue scene storyboard montage with director's commentary. Conceptual art montage with director's comments. The Point Of No Return featurette.

  • Earth vs The Flying Saucers [1956] Earth vs The Flying Saucers | DVD | (14/10/2002) from £3.00  |  Saving you £9.99 (76.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Notable neither for its director nor its stars, Earth vs the Flying Saucers has been given the widescreen DVD treatment rather because of its special-effects man, the legendary Ray Harryhausen. A Twilight Zone styled voiceover introduces Dr Marvin Russell and his wife of two hours as they're buzzed by an overhead flying saucer--the first of many. When a translation device reveals the saucer-occupants' fiendish plan to take over the world, it's time for a good old army-alien punch-up. Cue screenfuls of avuncular patriarchs, loads of techno-flannel space-speak and plenty of gratuitous American-monument destruction. A by-numbers B-movie, this is only really notable for Harryhausen's stop-motion FX work--and though this, his fifth feature, isn't a patch on his later Technicolor masterpieces, his trick of demolishing facsimiles of recognisable landmarks is cited by many premier filmmakers as being hugely influential on their work. This is very much of its time, the saucer-people arousing few of the thrills engendered by his later creations (Sinbad's Cyclops, for example). And with Cold War fears now just a memory, the Ruskies, or rather aliens, can no longer prevail upon a zeitgeist of xenophobic paranoia for their power. On the DVD: Earth vs the Flying Saucers's black-and-white picture is clean and crisp in this anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen transfer and the Dolby digital mono soundtrack is clear enough. The theatrical trailer will please fans of kitsch, as will the featurette "This Is Dynamation" produced at the same time as the first Sinbad movie. The real corker here though is the generously proportioned documentary "The Harryhausen Chronicles": narrated by Leonard Nimoy, it features a stellar cast of devotees (George Lucas among them) waxing lyrical about the influence of Harryhausen's films, and allows the man himself to ramble fascinatingly over clips of his filmic canon. If you're a fan, it's Harryhausen heaven. --Paul Eisinger

  • Iron Man: Rise Of Technovore [DVD] [2013] Iron Man: Rise Of Technovore | DVD | (15/04/2013) from £2.99  |  Saving you £7.00 (70.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore is the explosive new chapter in the hugely popular Iron Man franchise in which, after being framed, Iron Man must go on the run from the rest of the S.H.I.E.L.D agents. Featuring the voices of Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints) and Adrian Pasdar (TV's Heroes, voice of Marvel Anime Series). Directed by: Hiroshi Hamasaki.

  • Super 8 - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)[Region Free] Super 8 - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) | Blu Ray | (12/12/2011) from £5.30  |  Saving you £15.03 (53.70%)  |  RRP £27.99

    From critically acclaimed director J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Trek) and Oscar Winning producer Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan) comes this action-packed science fiction thriller. It’s summer 1979, and a group of friends from Ohio are in the middle of making their own student film. While shooting a scene at a nearby train station one night, things take a drastic turn for the worse and the group of friends witness a devastating train crash. Soon after, they begin to notice strange happenings around their town as people begin disappearing and inexplicable events begin to occur. Disturbed by what they have seen, the kids set out on a dangerous mission to investigate into this spine-chilling phenomenon and uncover the truth. But what they unearth proves to me much more sinister than they ever imagined. -M.F.

  • X-Men 3: The Last Stand (2 Disc) X-Men 3: The Last Stand (2 Disc) | DVD | (02/10/2006) from £2.99  |  Saving you £17.50 (76.10%)  |  RRP £22.99

    X-Men: The Last Stand is the third installment in the popular superhero franchise, and it's an exciting one with a splash of fresh new characters.

  • Jumper [2008] Jumper | DVD | (16/06/2008) from £2.74  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    From the director of The Bourne Identity comes Jumper - featuring a host of stars including Hayden Christensen Samuel L Jackson Diane Lane and Jamie Bell! A teenager from an abusive household discovers he can teleport from one place to another. He uses this ability to search for the man he believes is responsible for the death of his mother drawing the attention of the NSA and another youth with the same power...

  • Splice [DVD] Splice | DVD | (29/11/2010) from £1.99  |  Saving you £15.20 (84.50%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Science's newest miracle... is a mistake Clive and Elsa are young brilliant and ambitious. The new animal species they engineered have made them rebel superstars of the scientific world. In secret they introduce human DNA into the experiment. The result is something that is greater than the sum of its parts: a female animal-human hybrid that may be a step up on the evolutionary ladder.

  • Solaris [2003] Solaris | DVD | (21/07/2003) from £4.99  |  Saving you £14.20 (71.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Solaris is a remake of Andrei Tarkovsky's Russian film (often called the "Soviet 2001"), itself an adaptation of the Polish Stanislaw Lem's novel, and is anything but a typical American science fiction film. Psychologist Chris Kelvin (George Clooney, playing it very cool and introverted) is sent to a space station orbiting the perhaps-living planet Solaris to investigate a loss of communication with Earth, and finds only two survivors: a free-associating neurotic (Jeremy Davies) and a control freak (Viola Davis), along with several corpses and evidence of recent violence. Kelvin is shocked to wake up next to his wife Rhea (Natascha McElhone), who committed suicide back on Earth years ago, and treats her like a body-snatched alien, disposing of the creature by jettisoning her into space. But she comes back again, and Kelvin realises she isn't a soulless monster out to get him but a genuinely self-aware construct built from his own memories. Though warned against getting involved, Kelvin tries to maintain a relationship with the non-human woman, hoping to avoid this time the mistakes he made that led to Rhea's death. Steven Soderbergh, the most versatile and unpredictable director in Hollywood, stages a few big space moments, fascinated by the red and stringy ball of Solaris itself, but mostly sticks to interiors that have a Bergman-esque austerity, with Clooney and McElhone inhabiting their own room and going through deep emotional traumas while avoiding actual outbursts. It may be too interior a film for mainstream audiences, though at a clipped hour-and-a-half it isn't as hard going for non-devotees as the three-hour Tarkovsky version, but there is a lot of real meat here none the less. --Kim Newman

  • Night Watch/Day Watch [2005] Night Watch/Day Watch | DVD | (28/01/2008) from £3.14  |  Saving you £20.60 (82.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Nightwatch: Embrace the day. Fear the night. With a centuries old truce beginning to break down the forces of light and darkness come to do battle in modern day Moscow... Based on the first of Sergei Lukyanenko's trilogy of sci-fi horror novels Night Watch is a groundbreaking new phenomenon the highest-grossing Russian film of all time! Daywatch: Like The Matrix Day Watch combines cutting-edge digital effects and mind-blowing action to create a stunningly original world. Only one thing stands between peace and Armageddon: the supernatural agents of Day Watch who fight to control the armies of light and darkness. When the son of a senior Day Watch officer turns to the darkness forces beyond the imagination are unleashed and the fate of the world hangs in the balance!

  • Fahrenheit 451 [1966] Fahrenheit 451 | DVD | (10/11/2003) from £5.00  |  Saving you £4.99 (49.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The classic science fiction novel by Ray Bradbury was a curious choice for one of the leading directors of the French New Wave, François Truffaut. But from the opening credits onward (spoken, not written on screen), Truffaut takes Bradbury's fascinating premise and makes it his own. The futuristic society depicted in Fahrenheit 451 is a culture without books. Firemen still race around in red trucks and wear helmets, but their job is to start fires: they ferret out forbidden stashes of books, douse them with petrol and make public bonfires. Oskar Werner, the star of Truffaut's Jules and Jim, plays a fireman named Montag, whose exposure to David Copperfield wakens an instinct towards reading and individual thought. (That's why books are banned--they give people too many ideas.) In an intriguing casting flourish, Julie Christie plays two roles: Montag's bored, drugged-up wife and the woman who helps kindle the spark of rebellion. The great Bernard Herrmann wrote the hard-driving music; Nicolas Roeg provided the cinematography. Fahrenheit 451 received a cool critical reception and has never quite been accepted by Truffaut fans or sci-fi buffs. Its deliberately listless manner has always been a problem, although that is part of its point; the lack of reading has made people dry and empty. If the movie is a bit stiff (Truffaut did not speak English well and never tried another project in English), it nevertheless is full of intriguing touches, and the ending is lyrical and haunting. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

  • The Day The Earth Stood Still The Day The Earth Stood Still | DVD | (20/04/2009) from £4.09  |  Saving you £18.90 (82.20%)  |  RRP £22.99

    In The Day The Earth Stood Still a remake of the classic 1951 science-fiction film Keanu Reeves stars as Klaatu a humanoid alien who arrives on Earth accompanied by an indestructible heavily armed robot Gort and a warning to world leaders that their continued aggression will lead to annihilation by a species watching from afar.

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