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  • The Greatest Showman [DVD] [2017] The Greatest Showman | DVD | (14/05/2018) from £9.34  |  Saving you £0.51 (5.10%)  |  RRP £10

    The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerising spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

  • Dirty Dancing [DVD] [1987] Dirty Dancing | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £3.39  |  Saving you £12.60 (78.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    It's summer 1963 and Frances 'Baby' Houseman is off on her family's annual summer vacation in the Catskills. Baby meets and becomes infatuated with the camps dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) and when Johnny's dance partner get's into trouble Baby steps into the breach! Johnny sweeps her off her feet but trouble ensues and Baby must decide whether to obey her parents - or her heart...

  • Waitress [2007] Waitress | DVD | (28/04/2008) from £5.36  |  Saving you £13.50 (67.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Waitress is director Adrienne Shelly's sweet sassy comedy about the power of friendship motherhood and second chances starring the radiant Keri Russell.. Jenna (Russell) is a waitress working at a pie shop in the Deep South who is unhappily married to an abusive husband (Jeremy Sisto)... and pregnant with his baby. It leads her to the town's charming new doctor (Nathan Fillion) who she falls into a relationship with in a last attempt at happiness.

  • The Chorus [2004] The Chorus | DVD | (11/07/2005) from £4.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    By getting nominated for Academy Awards in both the Foreign Language Film and Best Song categories, Les Choristes (The Chorus) made a rare (for a European film) double impression at the 2004 Oscars. This sentimental tale follows the arrival of a new teacher at a remote boys school in 1949 France (the war is a largely unspoken but ghostly presence). With disciplinary problems rampant, and the policies of the old-fashioned headmaster not helping, Monsieur Mathieu decides to introduce choral singing as a way to bridge the gap with his students. You don't need a crystal ball to figure out where this will go, although the movie uses its atmospheric location and lush vocal arrangements well. Bald, dumpy Gerard Jugnot provides a refreshingly offbeat hero: he's sort of a younger Philippe Noiret. Director Christophe Barratier works in the winsome-cute mode that makes a certain kind of French movie into an overly sweet bon bon, although at least this bon bon sings. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

  • Gone With The Wind Gone With The Wind | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £2.98  |  Saving you £9.00 (64.30%)  |  RRP £13.99

    Gone with the Wind is a sprawling mosaic of a picture, one of the best-loved and most successful in movie history, but also one of the most frustrating. Wonderfully epic in scope, the decline and fall of the antebellum South as seen through the eyes of feisty, independent and wilful heroine Scarlett O'Hara makes the first half of the picture an absolutely riveting spectacle. From the aristocratic old world of Tara to the horrors of Atlanta under siege, Gone with the Wind features any number of indelible scenes and images: the genteel girls taking an enforced siesta during the Twelve Oaks barbecue, a horrified Scarlett walking through the wounded, the flight from burning Atlanta, and Scarlett's moving pledge against a burnished sunset set to Max Steiner's glorious music score. But the second half shifts gear, the melodramatic quotient is upped yet further as tragedy piles upon tragedy, and despite its unwieldy length everything feels rushed. Add to that the central problem that the audience never really understands, why Scarlett could ever fall for weak-chinned Ashley in the first place, and the picture begins to unravel unsatisfactorily. Behind the scenes problems doubtless contributed, with directors coming and going, Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable apparently barely able to stand the sight of each other, and producer David O Selznick's endless rewrites and interference. Nonetheless, this 1939 box-office smash remains one of Hollywood's finest achievements, an irresistible spectacle chock-full of the finest stars in the filmic firmament striking sparks off one another. They really don't make 'em like this anymore. On the DVD: No extra features on this DVD, which is a pity given the amount of material that must be available, but it has to be admitted this disc is worth the asking price simply to drink in the astonishing quality of the picture, sumptuously presented in its original 1.33:1 "Academy" ratio. The mono sound is vivid, too, showcasing Max Steiner's headily romantic score. --Mark Walker

  • Quartet [DVD] Quartet | DVD | (06/05/2013) from £3.89  |  Saving you £16.10 (80.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Once part of a quartet the three still take part in an annual concert to celebrate the birthday of composer Giuseppe Verdi. But this year things are complicated by the arrival of the fourth member of their quartet Jean (Maggie Smith) a die-hard diva who also happens to be Reginald's ex-wife. Theatrical temperaments and old hostilities flare as the dramatic foursome fuss flirt and flounce their way through rehearsals adhering emphatically to that old showbiz adage 'the show must go on'.

  • Suffragette [DVD] [2015] Suffragette | DVD | (29/02/2016) from £2.99  |  Saving you £14.20 (71.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    SUFFRAGETTE is an intense drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they fought for the right to vote, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalised and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud (Carey Mulligan) is one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is both heart-breaking and inspirational.

  • Jane Eyre [DVD] Jane Eyre | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.39  |  Saving you £15.60 (78.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In a bold new feature version of Jane Eyre, director Cary Joji Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) and screenwriter Moira Buffini (Tamara Drewe) infuse a contemporary immediacy into Charlotte Bront's timeless, classic story. Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) star in the iconic lead roles of the romantic drama, the heroine of which continues to inspire new generations of devoted readers and viewers.In the 19th Century-set story, Jane Eyre (played by Mia Wasikowska) suddenly flees Thornfield Hall, the vast and isolated estate where she works as a governess for Adle Varens, a child under the custody of Thornfield's brooding master, Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender). The imposing residence - and Rochester's own imposing nature - have sorely tested her resilience. With nowhere else to go, she is extended a helping hand by clergyman St. John Rivers (Jamie Bell) and his family. As she recuperates in the Rivers' Moor House and looks back upon the tumultuous events that led to her escape, Jane wonders if the past is ever truly past...

  • The Blind Side [DVD] [2009] The Blind Side | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £2.92  |  Saving you £15.60 (78.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Teenager Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) is surviving on his own virtually homeless when he is spotted on the street by Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock). Learning that the young man is one of her daughter's classmates Leigh Anne insists that Michael-wearing shorts and a t-shirt in the dead of winter-come out of the cold. Without a moment's hesitation she invites him to stay at the Tuohy home for the night. What starts out as a gesture of kindness turns into something more as Michael becomes part of the Tuohy family despite the differences in their backgrounds. Living in his new environment the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. And as the family helps Michael fulfill his potential both on and off the football field Michael's presence in the Tuohys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress (Sandra Bullock).

  • Miss Potter [2006] Miss Potter | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £3.89  |  Saving you £16.10 (80.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This biopic follows Beatrix Potter's rise to being the most successful children's author of all time. Despite delighting generations of children with her books she kept her own story locked carefully away. The film reveals how she developed her artistic and story-telling abilities from a young age and rebelled against the conventions of the time by refusing to marry for the sake of it. Her first book The Tale of Peter Rabbit was a publishing phenomenon and led to a captivating romance with her publisher Norman Warne.

  • Brief Encounter [1945] Brief Encounter | DVD | (15/09/2008) from £4.39  |  Saving you £8.60 (66.20%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Noel Coward's sensitive portrayal of what happens when two happily married strangers played by Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson meet and their acquaintance deepens into affection and eventually into love. It is the story of two people thrown together by the chance meeting of the title helpless in the face of their emotions but redeemed by their moral courage. Over the years few films have equalled the compassion and the realism of Brief Encounter.

  • Maid In Manhattan [2003] Maid In Manhattan | DVD | (15/09/2003) from £3.00  |  Saving you £16.99 (85.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In the breezy Maid in Manhattan, a maid in a top-flight hotel (Jennifer Lopez) chances to dress in a guest's clothes just when a handsome political candidate (Ralph Fiennes) walks in. Naturally, he's bowled over and pursues her; he's initially drawn to her gorgeous good looks but soon comes to appreciate her honesty and common sense. Of course, she can't let him know that she's only a maid, and various high jinks ensue--it's all pretty formulaic, but lurking in the edges of this glossy, brainless romance are a wealth of sly turns by Natasha Richardson and Amy Sedaris (as callow socialites), Bob Hoskins (as a dignified butler), Stanley Tucci (as Fiennes' exasperated campaign manager), and many less familiar faces. All help to give Maid in Manhattan the life and texture that has been processed out of the main characters. --Bret Fetzer

  • A Good Year A Good Year | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.49  |  Saving you £15.50 (77.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Everything matures... eventually. When high-flying Englishman businessman Max Skinner (Crowe) inherits the vineyard in Provence where he grew up with his uncle Henry (Albert Finney) he arrives at his new property with the express intention of promptly selling it only to meets an American woman who claims that the land is actually hers...

  • The Help [DVD] The Help | DVD | (12/03/2012) from £4.19  |  Saving you £13.80 (76.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    There are male viewers who will enjoy The Help, but Mississippi native Tate Taylor aims his adaptation squarely at the female readers who made Kathryn Stockett's novel a bestseller. If the multi-character narrative revolves around race relations in the Kennedy-era South, the perspective belongs to the women. Veteran maid Aibileen (Doubt's Viola Davis in an Oscar-worthy performance) provides the heartfelt narration that brackets the story. A widow devastated by the death of her son, she takes pride in the 17 children she has helped to raise, but she's hardly fulfilled. That changes when Skeeter (Easy A's Emma Stone) returns home after college. Unlike her peers, Skeeter wants to work, so she gets a job as a newspaper columnist. But she really longs to write about Jackson's domestics, so she meets with Aibileen in secret--after much cajoling and the promise of anonymity. When Aibileen's smart-mouthed friend Minny (breakout star Octavia Spencer) breaches her uptight employer's protocol, Hilly (Bryce Dallas Howard) gives her the boot, and she ends up in the employ of local outcast Celia (Jessica Chastain, hilarious and heartbreaking), who can't catch a break due to her dirt-poor origins. After the murder of Medgar Evers, even more maids, Minny among them, bring their stories to Skeeter, leading to a book that scandalizes the town--in a good way. Not since Steel Magnolias has Hollywood produced a Southern woman's picture more likely to produce buckets of tears (and almost as many laughs). --Kathleen C. Fennessy

  • The Queen [2006] The Queen | DVD | (12/03/2007) from £2.22  |  Saving you £14.20 (71.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Tradition prepared her. Change will define her. In the wake of the death of Princess Diana in 1997 Queen Elizabeth II (the outstanding Helen Mirren) must come to terms with a nation in mourning a new government under pressure to deliver an outpouring of grief and a Royal family in turmoil...

  • Hamlet [DVD] Hamlet | DVD | (04/01/2010) from £6.19  |  Saving you £13.80 (69.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

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  • Burlesque [DVD] Burlesque | DVD | (25/04/2011) from £4.00  |  Saving you £15.99 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Ali is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA. After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess the club's proprietor and headliner. Burlesque's outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingenue who vows to perform there one day. Soon enough Ali builds a friendship with a featured dancer finds an enemy in a troubled jealous performer and garners the affection of Jack a bartender and fellow musician. With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager and gender-bending host Ali makes her way from the bar to the stage. Her spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory though not before a charismatic entrepreneur arrives with an enticing proposal.

  • Salmon Fishing In The Yemen [DVD] Salmon Fishing In The Yemen | DVD | (03/09/2012) from £2.36  |  Saving you £17.20 (86.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Lasse Hallstrm's charming and witty adaptation of Paul Torday's bestselling novel, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen. The film stars Ewan McGregor as Fred Jones, a fisheries expert and academic who works for the British government. When he's approached by Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emily Blunt) with a plan to introduce salmon into the waterways of Yemen for the purpose of sport fishing, he laughs off the scheme, claiming it impossible. Harriet acts as the British representative of an amiable and benevolent sheikh (Amr Waked), who fulfils his love of fishing on frequent trips to his estate in the ruggedly gorgeous Scottish highlands.While Fred ponders the idea, the proposal catches the ear of the British prime minister's spokesperson, Bridget Maxwell (Kristin Scott Thomas. Desperate to detract attention from some unwanted publicity, Bridget sees Harriet's idea as the perfect opportunity to promote what will appear to be a heartfelt story of British goodwill in the Middle East. Despite Fred's protests, he soon finds himself working on a project that seems not only frivolous but absolutely unfeasible in the arid land of Yemen. His scepticism is matched only by the sheikh's boundless optimism. As the mission begins to succeed, Fred grows closer to Harriet. Despite the many obstacles that stand in the way of their romance, their relationship affords an unexpected and welcome sense of hope for two lonely individuals.

  • Merchant of Venice Merchant of Venice | DVD | (11/04/2005) from £3.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Rarely has The Merchant of Venice, one of Shakespeare's most complex plays, looked as ravishingly sumptuous as in this adaptation, directed by Michael Radford (Il Postino). In a decadent version of renaissance Venice, a young nobleman named Bassanio (Joseph Fiennes, Shakespeare in Love) seeks to woo the lovely Portia (Lynn Collins), but lacks the money to travel to her estate. He seeks support from his friend, the merchant Antonio (Jeremy Irons); Antonio's fortune is tied up in sea ventures, so the merchant offers to borrow money from a Jewish moneylender, Shylock (Al Pacino). But Shylock holds a grudge against Antonio, who has routinely treated the Jew with contempt, and demands that if the debt is not repaid in three months, the price will be a pound of Antonio's flesh. The Merchant of Venice is famous as a "problem play"--the gritty matters of moneylending and anti-Semitism sit uncomfortably beside the fairy tale elements of Portia and Bassanio's romance, and some twists of the plot can seem arbitrary or even cruel. The strength of Radford's intelligent and passionate interpretation is that he and the excellent cast invest the play's opposing facets with full emotional weight, thus making every question the play raises acute and inescapable. Irons is particularly compelling; kindness and blind prejudice sit side by side in his breast, rendering the clashes in his character as vivid as those in the play itself. --Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com

  • The Fault in Our Stars [DVD] The Fault in Our Stars | DVD | (03/11/2014) from £4.08  |  Saving you £15.90 (79.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit a disdain for the conventional and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Based on the best-selling novel by John Greene.

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