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Band of Brothers | DVD | (20/11/2002)
from £17.79 | Saving you £-37.19 (-62.00%) | RRP
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 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
The Ultimate Westerns Collection | DVD | (09/10/2006)
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A fantastic box set featuring some of the best westerns ever made at the Warner Brothers studio. Includes: 1. Rio Bravo (Dir. Howard Hawks 1958) 2. Chisum (Dir. Andrew V. McLaglen 1970) 3. Pale Rider (Dir. Clint Eastwood 1985) 4. Wild Bunch (Dir. Sam Peckinpah 1969) 5. The Searchers (Dir. John Ford 1956) 6. Outlaw Josey Wales (Dir. Clint Eastwood 1976) 7. Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid (Dir. Sam Peckinpah 1973) 8. Unforgiven (Dir. Clint Eastwood 1992)
Deadwood : Complete HBO Seasons 1-3 (12 Disc Box Set) | DVD | (29/10/2007)
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1876 the Black Hills of South Dakota. In an age of plunder and greed the richest gold strike in American History draws out a throng of restless misfits to an outlaw settlement where everything-and everyone-has a price. Welcome to Deadwood...a hell of a place to make your fortune. Episodes comprise: 1. Deadwood 2. Deep Water 3. Reconnoitering The Rim 4. Here Was A Man 5. The Trial Of Jack McCall 6. Plague 7. Bullock Returns To The Camp 8. Suffer The Little Children 9. No Other Sons Or Daughters 10. Mister Wu 11. Jewel's Boot Is Made For Walking 12. Sold Under Sin 13. A Lie Agreed Upon (Part1) 14. A Lie Agreed Upon (Part2) 15. New Money 16. Requiem For A Gleet 17. Complications 18. Something Very Expensive 19. E.B. Was Left Out 20. Childish Things 21. Amalgamation And Capital 22. Advances None Miraculous 23. The Whores Can Come 24. Boy The Earth Talks To 25. Tell Your God to Ready for Blood 26. I Am Not The Fine Man You Take Me For 27. True Colors 28. Full Faith And Credit 29. A Two-Headed Beast 30. A Rich Find 31. Unauthorized Cinnamon 32. Leviathan Smiles 33. Amateur Night 34. A Constant Throb 35. The Catbird Seat 36. Tell Him Something Pretty
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
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?
The Quiet Man/Rooster Cogburn/Stagecoach | DVD | (02/10/2006)
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The Quiet Man: John Ford's The Quiet Man celebrates one of Hollywood's most romantic and enduring epics. The first American feature to be filmed in Ireland's picturesque countryside Ford richly imbued this masterpiece with his love of Ireland and its people. Sean Thornton is an American who swears off boxing after accidentally killing an opponent. Returning to the Irish town of his birth he finds happiness when he falls in love with the fiery Mary Kate. Though he is sorely tempted to pick up the gloves against her brother the town bully Sean is determined not to use his fists. Mary Kate and Sean wed but her brother refuses to pay the dowry. Sean would rather walk away than accept this challenge. Even when his new wife accuses him of cowardice Sean stands firm. But when she boards a train to leave he is finally ready to take matters into his own hands. The resulting fist-fight erupts into the longest brawl ever filmed followed by one of the most memorable reconciliation's in motion picture history! (Dir. John Ford 1952) Stage Coach: One of the all time classic Westerns - considered by many to be the movie that propelled John Wayne to stardom back in 1939. The film is set against the impressive backdrop of Monument Valley in Utah and tells the story of a mixed group of travellers who are making their way across country to Arizona. They are endangered by an Indian War Party and this along with their various characters results in difficulties for the party... (Dir. John Ford 1939) Rooster Cogburn: Two of the most popular stars in screen history are brought together for the first time in the follow up to True Grit. The film returns John Wayne to the role of the rapscallion eye patched whiskey guzzling Deputy Marshall that won him an Academy Award. Katharine Hepburn is prim Eula Goodnight a Bible thumping missionary who teams up with the gun fighter to avenge the death of her father. While in pursuit of the outlaws a warm rapport develops between the rough n' tumble lawman and the flirty reverend's daughter. (Dir. Stuart Miller 1975)
Wheeler Dealers: Complete Series 1-10 Collection And Trading Up | DVD | (28/10/2013)
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Ken Burns - The Civil War Commemorative Edition | DVD | (19/11/2012)
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The Civil War: Commemorative Edition is a remarkable series directed by Emmy Award-winner Ken Burns, telling the dramatic story of America's struggle to preserve democracy by erasing the stain of slavery: but at a cost of 620,000 lives. Over 11 gripping hours Burns traces the course of the U.S. Civil War, from the abolitionist movement through all the major battles to the death of President Lincoln and the beginnings of Reconstruction.
The Human Condition Trilogy Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD | Blu Ray | (19/09/2016)
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Kobayashi's monumental film can clarify and enrich your understanding of what it is to be alive. (A.O. Scott, New York Times) One of the towering masterpieces of Japanese and world cinema, this three-part war epic has rarely been seen in the UK, at least partly because of its dauntingly gargantuan nine-hour length. Director Masaki Kobayashi (Harakiri) was attracted to Junpei Gomikawa's source novel because he recognised himself in the character of the protagonist Kaji, a pacifist and socialist who came of age during the aggressively militaristic 1930s and 40s. Following Kaji's career from factory worker to Japanese army private, Kobayashi unflinchingly examines the psychological toll of appallingly complex decisions made along the way, where being morally ˜right' risks an outcome ranging from ostracism to savage beating to death. As Kaji, Tatsuya Nakadai (Sanjuro) is in virtually every scene, providing a rock-solid emotional anchor and a necessary one in Japan, where the film was hugely controversial for being openly critical of the nation's conduct during WWII. But it's this willingness to confront national taboos head-on that makes it such a lastingly powerful experience.
The Complete Lone Wolf & Cub Boxset | DVD | (21/11/2009)
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At last... the riveting bloody and ultra-stylish Lone Wolf and Cub series together with the classic Shogun Assassin (all based on the perennially popular manga by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima) available together in one boxset officially licenced from Toho fully uncut and freshly remastered. Filled with memorable set pieces iconic characters and violent action this series more than lives up to its reputation as a pinnacle of Japanese exploitation cinema whose musings on the meaning of honour in a lawless world still resonate today. In White Heaven In Hell alone Ogami Itt' kills 150 people onscreen the highest body count for a single character in a single film in cinema history. In America the first two Lone Wolf instalments were re-edited into the legendary Shogun Assassin the film that single-handedly created legions of new fans of Japanese action cinema upon its release. Originally prosecuted as a video nasty in the 1980s this hugely influential thrill-ride is presented here along with the original Lone Wolf and Cub series gorgeously remastered in their original aspect ratio. Discs Comprise: Disc 1: Sword Of Vengeance (1972 Kenji Misumi) Disc 2: Baby Cart At The River Styx (1972 Kenji Misumi) Disc 3: Baby Cart To Hades (1972 Kenji Misumi) Disc 4: Baby Cart In Peril (1972 Buichi Saito) Disc 5: Baby Cart In The Land Of Demons (1973 Kenji Misumi) Disc 6: White Heaven In Hell (1974 Yoshiyuki Kuroda) Disc 7: Shogun Assassin (1980 Robert Houston)
How We Used To Live - 1900-1945 | DVD | (31/12/2011)
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How We Used to Live: 1900-1945 (3 Discs)
Out Of Town - The Lost Episodes with Jack Hargreaves | DVD | (29/10/2012)
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Jack Hargreaves loved a good story, and the story of how the lost episodes of Out of Town came back to light is one that would have fascinated him. The story began on 31st December 1981. The Southern ITV franchise was at an end, and Jack packed up and left Southampton TV Centre for the last time. He had been working there non-stop since 1959, and would not return to the building for a number of years. For over 20 years Out Of Town was a television programme that provided a window on country ...