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The Damned United | DVD | (31/08/2009)
from £2.98 | Saving you £17.00 (85.00%) | RRP
Brian Clough was one of a kind. In 1974 Clough was already a renowned figure just as much for his dynamic personality as for his fantastic managerial ability. Having led Derby County to the first league victory in their history Clough left in a cloud of controversy and after a brief spell at Brighton found himself in the Leeds United hotseat after Don Revie's departure for the England job. The Damned United based on David Peace's book of the same name follows the tempestuous 44 days that Clough managed Leeds United. After alienating the side's star players and a string of awful results Clough was sacked but that was only half the story...
Once | DVD | (17/04/2019)
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How often do you find the right person? Once is the inspirational tale of two kindred spirits who find each other on the bustling streets of Dublin. One is a street musician who lacks the confidence to perform his own songs and thus works part-time helping his father who runs a small vacuum cleaner repair business whilst he dreams of landing a record deal. The other is a young mother trying to find her way in a strange new town. She works as a house cleaner in an upper-class residence and is struggling financially yearning for a piano she cannot afford. As their lives intertwine they discover each other's talents and push one another to realise what each had only dreamt about before. Once is the inspiring story of their budding love for one another.
Coyote Ugly | DVD | (06/08/2001)
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Coyote Ugly is either a girls' film for boys or a boys' film for girls. Either way, it's undemanding tosh that remixes 80s "classics" like Fame, Cocktail, Flashdance and Dirty Dancing for the turn of the century. The main attraction is Coyote Ugly itself, a raucous New York bar run by tough-on-the-outside softie Lil (Maria Bello) where the drinks and the customers are straight and the girls who serve have to be skilled at lightning-fast mental maths when adding up complex rounds as well as a sort of clothed stripping as they line-dance, karaoke-wail or pole-hug on top of the often-flaming bar itself. The plot is a trifle about a shrinking violet actually called Violet (Piper Parabo) who comes to the big city to do one-better than her showbiz near-miss deceased mother and make it as a songwriter but is paralysed by a stage-fright she only overcomes after a couple of energetic nights working the crowds at Coyote Ugly. There's the usual on-off romance, with a sensitive Australian bloke (Adam Garcia) and some soap with an estranged Dad (always-good-value John Goodman) who is hospitalised at just the right moment to prompt a family revelation and a reunion that pays off with a not-unexpected happy ending. It all boils down to a 12-certificate teenage magazine romance set in what amounts to a nudie bar where there's no actual nudity. Both the men in the heroine's life seriously question whether writhing suggestively for drunken lechers is an empowering activity for an independent girl but since that's more or less the film's strongest visual effect the script has to come down on the side of the girls--if not the customers. The supporting babes--Russian blonde Cammie (Izabella Miko), ferocious brunette Rachel (Bridget Moynahan) and upwardly-mobile Zoe (Tyra Banks)--gyrate and model Spice Girls cast-off gear, but make less of an impression than Melanie Lynskey (the "other one" from Heavenly Creatures) as the devoted, slightly dumpy best friend back home. Like most Jerry Bruckheimer products, it's slickly put-together, at once exciting and predictable, cut like a commercial or a pop promo, directed by a non-entity (David McNally), fantastical yet blue-collar "real" and self-destructs in the mind after viewing. --Kim NewmanOn the DVD: The disc is jammed with special features and bonus material: "Search for the Stars" outlines the quest to find the young cast members; "Inside the Song" offers an analysis of the tunes, a voiceover by LeAnn Rimes and the thoughts of songwriter Diana Warren; "Coyote 101"describes the ins and outs of the bar itself, from the drink mixes to the dancers; while "Action Overload" simply shows full-force action sequences from the film. The disc also contains four deleted scenes, the LeAnn Rimes music video, "Can't fight the Moonlight", the theatrical trailer and an energetic commentary by the Coyotes themselves, Tara Banks, Maria Bello, Izabella Miko, Bridget Moynahan and Piper Perbo. Although the disc certainly doesn't scrimp on the special features front, each one tends to be fairly short and uninformative, lacking detail. The DVD itself gives the visual and audio excellence you would expect from a recent Hollywood blockbuster with a 5.1 audio ratio and crisp widescreen format of 2.35:1. --Nikki Disney
I Am Legend | Blu Ray | (21/04/2008)
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The last man on earth is not alone. Will Smith portrays that lone survivor in I Am Legend the action epic fusing heart pounding excitement with a mind blowing vision of a desolated Manhattan. Some how immune to an unstoppable incurable virus military virologist Robert Neville (Smith) is now the last human survivor in New York City and maybe the world. But he is not alone. Mutant plague victims lurk in the shadows... watching Neville's every move... waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last hope Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find an antidote using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered... and quickly running out of time.
This Is Spinal Tap | DVD | (11/02/2008)
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Go straight to 11 - with the magic of DVD you can now go to your favourite Tap moments whether it is the diminutive Stonehenge the pod that won't open or the amp that goes all the way to 11. For the first time ever you can choose how to watch the greatest ""rockumentary"" in history. See this cult phenomenon in its splendid entirety or use the menu to follow the band's antics via an interactive tour map of select scenes from a list of classic Tap quotes. And if all that isn't enough there is after all. the music - Hell Hole Sex Farm and the timeless Big Bottom.
The Invasion | DVD | (25/02/2008)
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Do not trust anyone... Do not show emotion... Do not fall asleep... The country is threatened by a mysterious epidemic that alters human behavior. When Carol (Nicole Kidman) a Washington D.C. psychiatrist unearths that the origins of the plague are extraterrestrial she attempts to warn others of her discovery. With the help of her colleague and friend Ben (Daniel Craig) Carol examines further mysterious details of the conspiracy. She soon comes to the realization that her own son might hold the key to stopping an alien invasion and must fight to protect him.
Cloud Atlas | DVD | (01/07/2013)
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From acclaimed filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski creators of The Matrix Trilogy and Tom Tykwer director of Run Lola Run the powerful and inspiring sci-fi epic Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past the present and the future. Action mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Special Features: A Film Like No Other - Three directors. Six stories across 800 years. Actors jumping through time space and personality. How did three visionaries of cinema divvy up the filmmaking to create a coherent whole and how did this massive endeavour come to be?
Moon | DVD | (16/11/2009)
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An isolated lunar astronaut begins to lose his grip on reality in this cerebral sci-fi thriller with one heck of a twist. Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is just two weeks away from finishing a lengthy lonely contract mining Earth's primary source of energy Helium-3 on the dark side of the moon. Thanks to a glitch in the communications satellite Sam's only companion on this trip is Gerty (voiced by Kevin Spacey) the base's unsophisticated computer and the odd recorded message sent from home. As his contract nears termination Sam starts suffering from crippling headaches and vivid hallucinations which lead to a near-fatal accident in a lunar rover. But while he's recovering back at the base he makes a shocking discovery: a younger version of himself has arrived to fulfil the same contract Sam started all that time ago. Is the second Sam just another hallucination or something altogether more sinister?
Il Divo | DVD | (27/07/2009)
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The new film from Paolo Sorrentino the acclaimed director of The Consequences of Love and The Family Friend is a riveting talk of political intrigue and organised crime based n the extraordinary life of Guilio Andreotti. Italian Prime Minister no less than seven times Andreotti's long career was dogged by persistent accusations of conspiracy Mafia connections and state-sponsored terror. Epic in scope and featuring a commanding performance from Toni Servillo (Gomorrah) as the chillingly enigmatic Andreotti this compelling and visually dazzling film explores the labyrinthine political machinations and shady criminal underworld surrounding this fascinating and controversial figure.
Serenity | DVD | (03/10/2011)
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Can't stop the signal... Beloved television cult director Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer Angel) makes a spectacular first foray onto the big screen with Serenity the cinematic adaptation of his wildly popular but short-lived sci-fi series Firefly. A mix of space western comedy and drama Serenity follows captain Malcolm ""Mal"" Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) and his ragtag crew as they trade their way around the edges of civilized society. Of particular inte
Alien | DVD | (15/05/2000)
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By transplanting the classic haunted house scenario into space, Ridley Scott, together with screenwriters Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett, produced a work of genuinely original cinematic sci-fi with Alien that, despite the passage of years and countless inferior imitations, remains shockingly fresh even after repeated viewing. Scott's legendary obsession with detail ensures that the setting is thoroughly conceived, while the Gothic production design and Jerry Goldsmith's wonderfully unsettling score produce a sense of disquiet from the outset: everything about the spaceship Nostromo--from Tupperware to toolboxes-seems oddly familiar yet disconcertingly ... well, alien.Nothing much to speak of happens for at least the first 30 minutes, and that in a way is the secret of the film's success: the audience has been nervously peering round every corner for so long that by the time the eponymous beast claims its first victim, the release of pent-up anxiety is all the more effective. Although Sigourney Weaver ultimately takes centre-stage, the ensemble cast is uniformly excellent. The remarkably low-tech effects still look good (better in many places than the CGI of the sequels), while the nightmarish quality of H.R. Giger's bio-mechanical creature and set design is enhanced by camerawork that tantalises by what it doesn't reveal.On the DVD: The director, audibly pausing to puff on his cigar at regular intervals, provides an insightful commentary which, in tandem with superior sound and picture, sheds light into some previously unexplored dark recesses of this much-analysed, much-discussed movie (why the crew eat muesli, for example, or where the "rain" in the engine room is coming from). Deleted scenes include the famous "cocoon" sequence, the completion of the creature's insect-like life-cycle for which cinema audiences had to wait until 1986 and James Cameron's Aliens. Isolated audio tracks, a picture gallery of production artwork and a "making of" documentary complete a highly attractive DVD package. --Mark Walker
Moon | Blu Ray | (16/11/2009)
from £4.10 | Saving you £17.99 (72.00%) | RRP
An isolated lunar astronaut begins to lose his grip on reality in this cerebral sci-fi thriller with one heck of a twist. Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is just two weeks away from finishing a lengthy lonely contract mining Earth's primary source of energy Helium-3 on the dark side of the moon. Thanks to a glitch in the communications satellite Sam's only companion on this trip is Gerty (voiced by Kevin Spacey) the base's unsophisticated computer and the odd recorded message sent from home. As his contract nears termination Sam starts suffering from crippling headaches and vivid hallucinations which lead to a near-fatal accident in a lunar rover. But while he's recovering back at the base he makes a shocking discovery: a younger version of himself has arrived to fulfil the same contract Sam started all that time ago. Is the second Sam just another hallucination or something altogether more sinister? Winner of the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut By A British Director.
Terminator 2 - Judgment Day | DVD | (04/08/2008)
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The Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) a cyborg sent back through time joins forces with Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) a woman haunted by nightmares of mankind's inevitable nuclear destiny. Together they must protect her son John (Edward Furlong) - the boy destined to lead the freedom fighters of the future - from the deadliest machine ever created the liquid metal T-1000 (Robert Patrick).
Cadillac Records | DVD | (27/07/2009)
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In the 1950's Leonard Chess' record label 'Chess Records' was at the forefront of blues soul and rhythm and blues in the States. With a fine musical ear and canny business acumen Chess managed to collate a roster which included such legendary stars as Etta James (Beyonce Knowles) and Chuck Berry (Mos Def). Sex violence and rock 'n' roll hit hard in this dramatic telling of a famous music empires' rise and fall.
Splice | DVD | (29/11/2010)
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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.
Joe Strummer - The Future Is Unwritten | DVD | (17/09/2007)
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A documentary about the life of Joe Strummer of The Clash comprising archive footage of his life and interviews with friends family and other celebrities.
District 9 | DVD | (28/12/2009)
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Pandorum | Blu Ray | (15/02/2010)
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Eddie Rouse, Dennis Quaid, Cung Le, Norman Reedus, Ben FosterDirector: Christian Alvart
Children of Men | Blu Ray | (03/08/2009)
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No children. No future. No hope. In the year 2027 eighteen years since the last baby was born disillusioned Theo (Clive Owen) becomes an unlikely champion of the human race when he is asked by his former lover (Julianne Moore) to escort a young pregnant woman out of the country as quickly as possible. In a thrilling race against time Theo will risk everything to deliver the miracle the whole world has been waiting for. Co-starring Michael Caine filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron's highly acclaimed Children Of Men received three Academy Award nominations including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography. Based on the novel by P.D. James.
Dig | DVD | (14/11/2005)
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A documentary on the once promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols. Both hell-bent on staging a self-proclaimed revolution of the music industry as darlings of the American indie scene in the mid 1990s the friendship between respective founders Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor escalated into bitter rivalry as the Dandy Warhols garner major international success while the Brian Jonestown Massacre imploded in a haze of drugs band in-fighting