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  • Coyote Ugly [2000] Coyote Ugly | DVD | (06/08/2001) from £6.40  |  Saving you £2.85 (23.80%)  |  RRP £11.99

    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

  • Once [2007] Once | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99  |  Saving you £14.00 (70.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    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.

  • This Is Spinal Tap [1984] This Is Spinal Tap | DVD | (11/02/2008) from £4.59  |  Saving you £9.00 (56.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    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.

  • Il Divo [DVD] [2008] Il Divo | DVD | (27/07/2009) from £7.79  |  Saving you £8.20 (51.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    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.

  • Cadillac Records [DVD] [2008] Cadillac Records | DVD | (27/07/2009) from £3.00  |  Saving you £12.99 (81.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    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.

  • Joe Strummer - The Future Is Unwritten [2007] Joe Strummer - The Future Is Unwritten | DVD | (17/09/2007) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    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.

  • Dig Dig | DVD | (14/11/2005) from £12.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £15.99

    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

  • Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster | DVD | (31/01/2005) from £4.95  |  Saving you £10.15 (50.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This film from acclaimed documentary filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky provides a fascinating portrait of the most successful heavy metal band of all time as they faced monumental personal and professional challenges while recording their first studio album of original songs in five years. The film is an intensely intimate look at one of the biggest rock bands of all time - the band have sold over 90 million albums worldwide. 'Metallica - Some Kind of Monster' takes you in

  • Live Forever [2003] Live Forever | DVD | (16/06/2003) from £3.00  |  Saving you £7.45 (53.30%)  |  RRP £13.99

    It's hard to fill a music documentary with the same energy that ignited the movement, but Live Forever succeeds in charting the rise and decline of the Britpop genre with ease. Looking back on the 1990s phenomenon, it removes the rose-tinted spectacles that are so often donned for such retrospectives and looks at the trend and hype through a refreshing political perspective hinging around the New Labour government. It's fascinating to see how the spin doctors went to work on this new youth culture to increase popularity with voters. It was a time of political change, when, after long Conservative rule, people were looking forward to the future, and Cool Britannia filled a cultural hole. There was bizarre art from the likes of Emin and Hurst, and a vibrant music scene filled with "jolly" Blur tunes and Pulp's off-kilter takes on the working class. But it was Oasis's meteoric rise and the simultaneous "Lad" cultural stereotype they embodied that really gripped the nation's youth (both male and female). Live Forever offers interviews with the Gallagher brothers (who actually come across as sound geezers), Damon Albarn (who fares less well, and it becomes clear where director John Dower's commitment lay in the big Britpop battle) and the sublime Jarvis Cocker (who really should have become more of a cultural icon). Although Britpop ended after a blitz of cigarettes and alcohol, its place is sealed in music history. Just as The Filth and the Fury has become the must-see documentary on punk, Live Forever may well become the defining film of the 90s generation. --Nikki Disney

  • Ramones - End Of The Century Ramones - End Of The Century | DVD | (25/04/2005) from £4.19  |  Saving you £11.80 (73.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    'End of The Century' is a documentary about the Ramones and their career to date. Tracing the history of the band from its unlikely origins through its star-crossed career bitter demise and the sad fates of Joey and Dee Dee End of the Century is a vibrant candid document of one of the most influential groups in the history of rock.

  • Dancer In The Dark [2000] Dancer In The Dark | DVD | (12/08/2002) from £4.50  |  Saving you £0.56 (5.60%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Masterpiece or masquerade? Lars von Trier's digicam musical split the critics in two when it debuted at last year's Cannes film festival. There were those who saw it as a cynical shock-opera from a manipulative charlatan, others wept openly at its scenes of raw emotion and heart-rending intensity. There is, however, no in-between. Dancer In The Dark is that rarest of creatures, a film that dares to push viewers to the limits of their feelings. In her first, and most probably last screen performance (she has foresworn acting after her bruising on-set rows with von Trier), brittle Icelandic chanteuse Björk plays Selma, a Czech immigrant living in a folksy American small town with her young son Gene. Selma is going blind and so will Gene if she does not arrange an important operation for him. To cover the expense, Selma works every hour she can, cheating on her eye tests so she can keep working at the local factory long after her vision has become too unreliable to work safely. She sublets a house from local-cop Bill (David Morse) and his wife, Linda (Cara Seymour). When nearly bankrupt Bill asks Selma for a loan she refuses, but he later returns and steals the money, which she demands back in a furious confrontation. In the ensuing mélee, Bill is fatally shot and Selma is arrested and put on trial. Will justice prevail? Von Trier's passionate, provocative film runs all our emotional resources dry with suspense, giving us occasional flashes into Selma's gold heart and mind with superb song-and-dance numbers she conjures to banish the nightmare (Björk also wrote the score). At some two-and-a-half hours, it's not for lightweights, but anyone bored with today's smug, "ironic" cinema will relish this as an astonishing assault on the senses and a stark reminder of Von Trier's uncompromising talent. --Damon Wise

  • Live Forever [2003] Live Forever | DVD | (14/07/2008) from £8.95  |  Saving you £7.04 (44.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A hilarous documentary about the Britpop music scene in the Nineties featuring all the main bands of the scene exposing the truth behind the myths. 'Britpop' was kick-started in the early 1990's by bands such as Oasis Blur and Pulp and went on to become a global phenonenom. The story of how 'Britpop' was kick-started by such bands as Oasis Blur and Pulp in the early 1990s plus a mixture of archive footage live performances and never-before-seen interviews. Pedalling a retro sound and unoriginal look a wave of bands including Powder Menswear Salad Suede Elastica were catapulted into the limelight for their 15 minutes of fame but it was bands like Oasis and Blur who made a colossal impact on the music scene.

  • Something From Nothing: Art of Rap (DVD) Something From Nothing: Art of Rap (DVD) | DVD | (08/10/2012) from £10.78  |  Saving you £5.21 (32.60%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Visually luscious and drenched with the big beats of classic cuts and freestyle rhyming by some of the masters of the music, <strong>Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap</strong> is a performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is hip-hop. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is Ice-T who with co-director Andy Baybutt takes us on a personal journey into the asphalt roots of the music that saved his life This film is not about stardom, bling, or beef; it's about craft and s...

  • Fubar Fubar | DVD | (06/09/2004) from £2.19  |  Saving you £13.80 (86.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Ignored in school internationally celebrated for their hair but not known for their intelligence 'headbangers' have been championed on film before but never like this! Meet Terry and Dean lifelong friends who have grown up together: shotgunning their first beers forming their first garage band and growing the great Canadian mullet known as 'hockey hair'. Now the lives of these Alberta everymen are captured on film by 'documentarian' Farrel Mitchner in a rock n' roll exploration

  • Something From Nothing: Art of Rap (Blu-Ray) Something From Nothing: Art of Rap (Blu-Ray) | Blu Ray | (08/10/2012) from £13.48  |  Saving you £6.51 (32.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Visually luscious and drenched with the big beats of classic cuts and freestyle rhyming by some of the masters of the music, <strong>Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap</strong> is a performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is hip-hop. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is Ice-T who with co-director Andy Baybutt takes us on a personal journey into the asphalt roots of the music that saved his life This film is not about stardom, bling, or beef; it's about craft and s...

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