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  • Haunted Double Feature (Ghostwatch/The Stone Tape) [DVD] Haunted Double Feature (Ghostwatch/The Stone Tape) | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.00  |  Saving you £12.01 (60.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Two BBC classic films brought to you in one box set! GhostwatchThe BBC broadcast Ghostwatch on the 31st of October 1992. It seemed to be a live broadcast which was a cross between Crimewatch and the movie Poltergeist. Although pure fiction the masterly combination of great scripting intuitive direction and perfect casting made the supernatural pastiche appear frighteningly real. Despite being part of BBC Drama's Screen One series the presence of Michael Parkinson convinced thousands of people it was real. The drama caused uproar and was banned from repeat transmission for over a decade. Its legacy lives on cited as an inspiration for The Blair Witch Project and Derren Brown's The Séance Ghostwatch is regarded as a classic of the genre. The Stone TapeNigel Kneal's classic ghost story The Stone Tape first broadcast by the BBC in 1972 represents his best work outside of the Quatermas series. A team of scientists eager to discover a new recording medium take over a brooding gothic mansion. On moving in however they find one key room unfinished and the builders refusing to work there. Claims of strange noises and feelings of unease are dismissed. However the scientists soon discover that the renovation work has disturbed something behind the stone walls something ancient and malevolent.

  • Africa [DVD] Africa | DVD | (18/02/2013) from £5.91  |  Saving you £16.00 (64.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    An amazing new perspective on the landscapes and creatures of Africa's wildest places. This is the world's wildest continent as you’ve never seen it before - an intense sensory adventure from the Atlas Mountains, through the Savannah lands to the Cape of Good Hope and from the Roof of Africa and the Kalahari to where the dark rainforests of the Congo meet the Atlantic Ocean. Each episode shifting the focus onto a different region as it contrasts the epic power of the landscape with the dramatic struggles of individual creatures living there. From hidden jungles and ice-blue glaciers to erupting volcanoes and lakes of poison, Africa explores an astonishing array of previously un-filmed locations and discovers bizarre new creatures and behaviours - including some of the rarest fish in the world, exploding insects and lizards that hunt on the backs of lions. This landmark five-part series utilises the latest filming technology to reveal the surprising environments, extraordinary creatures and other fascinating secrets of an amazing continent.

  • Hamlet [1990] Hamlet | DVD | (05/01/2009) from £7.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (38.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Hamlet (1991)

  • La Grande Illusion 75th Anniversary [DVD] La Grande Illusion 75th Anniversary | DVD | (23/04/2012) from £8.98  |  Saving you £11.01 (55.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

    During WWI, three French officers are captured. Captain De Boeldieu is an aristocrat while Lieutenant Marechal was a mechanic in civilian life. They meet other prisoners from various backgrounds, as Rosenthal, son of wealthy Jewish bankers. They are separated from Rosenthal before managing to escape. A few months later, they meet again in a fortress commanded by the aristocrat Van Rauffenstein. De Boeldieu strikes up a friendship with him but Marechal and Rosenthal still want to escape... One of the very first prison escape movies, La Grande Illusion is hailed as one of the greatest films ever made.

  • How Life Works [DVD] [2012] How Life Works | DVD | (09/07/2012) from £16.16  |  Saving you £3.83 (19.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Chris Packham travels to the world's great habitats to reveal how they actually work - despite the huge challenges that nature throws at them. With insight from recent scientific discoveries, Chris delves into complex and interdependent relationships to show why the termite needs the rhino, the shark needs the tiger and the lynx needs the caterpillar.Travelling to the jungles of Borneo and the Amazon, he sees how relentless infestations of insects are responsible for creating the jungles. In Kenya he witnesses how rhinos and giraffes are nurturing and restoring the depleted grasslands. In the North American forests the whole ecosystem crashes and is reborn - and it's all down to a breathtaking feat of timing by its species.Finally in South America, Bangladesh and the Maldives, Chris shows how the creatures and plants that live in the water work together in complex relationships to overcome the challenges of constant change and oxygen starvation.

  • DVD Guide to British Birds DVD Guide to British Birds | DVD | (15/12/2008) from £11.19  |  Saving you £34.80 (75.70%)  |  RRP £45.99

    This 3 DVD set provides comprehensive coverage of all the regular British birds - in total it features 280 species. High quality footage has been specially filmed to show the birds in their natural habitat flying singing and calling. An expert commentary describes the important features and there are slow motion sequences and still frames to emphasize key points. A detailed menu gives you instant access to any species. Disc One: Divers to Crakes Disc Two: Waders to Swift Disc Three: Swallows to Buntings

  • Life In Cold Blood Life In Cold Blood | DVD | (25/02/2008) from £5.95  |  Saving you £11.83 (42.30%)  |  RRP £27.99

    In Life In Cold Blood David Attenborough explores the lives of Reptiles and Amphibians.

  • Me Too - Welcome To The City Me Too - Welcome To The City | DVD | (28/07/2008) from £4.19  |  Saving you £1.80 (30.10%)  |  RRP £5.99

    From the makers of Balamory comes Me Too! a drama series for pre-schoolers set in the fictional city of Riverseafingal. Me Too! revolves around the lives of nine main adult characters in their workplaces - including a teacher doctor market stallholder cleaner on the buses buffet car attendant nurse and a taxi driver - with the contrasting daily adventures of their pre-school child at play with Granny Murray. Granny Murray is warm and welcoming and also the fountain of all wisdom and inspiration. At the beginning of each episode she opens the door of her basement flat in Tattiemoon Lane to a different adult with their pre-school child. Episodes Comprise: 1. Fireworks 2. Snooze 3. The Waterfall 4. The Operation 5. The Rattle 6. Tummy Rumbles

  • Flambards: The Complete Series (Repackaged) Flambards: The Complete Series (Repackaged) | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £15.98  |  Saving you £14.01 (46.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Flambards is a delightful tale about a young orphan called Christina (Christine McKenna). Set in the years surrounding the first World War Flambards is a deeply moving story of growing and loving in a world that is continually changing. Christina has been moved from home to home for most of her life until one day she is sent to live at Flambards the once grand country home of her domineering disabled Uncle Russell and his two sons Mark and William. However much as Christina is hoping to find a loving new family she soon discovers the inhabitants at Flambards are an unhappy group torn apart by bitterness and jealousy. Episodes Comprise: 1. Christina 2. The Blooding 3. Entry To A New World 4. Lady Bountiful 5. Point To Point 6. The Cold Light Of Day 7. Edge Of The Cloud 8. Flying High 9. Sing No Sad Songs 10. New Blood 11. Prisoners Of War 12. What Are Servants For? 13. Inheritance

  • Deadly Top 10 - Series 2 [DVD] Deadly Top 10 - Series 2 | DVD | (22/07/2013) from £2.39  |  Saving you £5.60 (70.10%)  |  RRP £7.99

    Steve Backshall is back with another countdown of the most dangerous animals in the world picking out his personal top ten and revealing incredible facts and amazing new creatures never seen on Deadly 60 before! From Extreme Assassins to Deadly Defenders whether they're survival experts attack in giant armies or are the most poisonous - these beasts all have one thing in common: they're all deadly. But can you guess which extraordinary animal will be crowned number one?

  • Buck [DVD] Buck | DVD | (11/11/2013) from £7.94  |  Saving you £7.05 (47.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Your horse is a mirror to your soul and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes you will. So says Buck Brannaman a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems. Buck a richly textured and visually stunning film follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life 'horse-whisperer' he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses - and people - with his understanding compassion and respect. In this film the animal-human relationship becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life. A truly American story about an unsung hero Buck is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds.

  • The Counterfeiters [2007] The Counterfeiters | DVD | (26/12/2008) from £2.90  |  Saving you £1.90 (31.70%)  |  RRP £5.99

    The Counterfeiters is the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history set up by the Nazis in 1936. Salomon Sally Sorowitsch (Karl Markovics) is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a mischievous life of cards booze and women in Berlin during the Nazi-era. Suddenly his luck runs dry when arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog (Devid Striesow). Immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp Salomon exhibits exceptional skills there and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival he once again comes face to face with Herzog who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Berhard. The team which also includes detainee Adolf Burger (August Diehl) is given luxury barracks for their assistance. But while Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's allied opponents Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop Operation Bernhard's aid to the war effort. Faced with a moral dilemma Salomon must decide whether his actions which could prolong the war and risk the lives of fellow prisoners are ultimately the right ones.

  • Ill Met By Moonlight [1957] Ill Met By Moonlight | DVD | (17/05/2004) from £4.88  |  Saving you £4.74 (47.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    In Nazi-occupied Crete British officers Fermor (Bogarde) and Moss (Oxley) aided by local patriots are assigned the job of kidnapping German commander-in-chief Kreipe (Goring). The operation if successful will be an incredible propaganda coup for the Allies; while the abduction goes smoothly the resultant chase across the rocky Cretan landscape proves anything but...

  • The Train [1964] The Train | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.79  |  Saving you £7.20 (55.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Inspired by a true incident during World War II in 'The Train' Burt Lancaster plays a French Resistance fighter doggedly attempting to stop a train used by the Nazis (led by Paul Scofield as Colonel Von Waldheim) to steal precious French art treasures in the summer of 1944. Featuring spectacular action sequences expertly directed by John Frankenheimer 'The Train' is a truly thrilling war film. The Oscar-nominated screenplay by Franklin Coen and Frank Davis superbly recreates the te

  • Tora! Tora! Tora! [1970] Tora! Tora! Tora! | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.09  |  Saving you £15.90 (79.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Here is just one of the many mishaps chronicled in Tora! Tora! Tora!: "Sir, there's a large formation of planes coming in from the north, 140 miles, 3 degrees east." "Yeah? Don't worry about it." The epic film shows the bombing of Pearl Harbour from both sides in the historic first American-Japanese coproduction: American director Richard Fleischer oversaw the complicated production (the Japanese sequences were directed by Toshio Masuda and Kinji Fukasaku, after Akira Kurosawa withdrew from the film), wrestling a sprawling story with dozens of characters into a manageable, fairly easy-to-follow film. The first half maps out the collapse of diplomacy between the nations and the military blunders that left naval and air forces sitting ducks for the impending attack, while the second half is an amazing re-creation of the devastating battle. While Tora! Tora! Tora! lacks the strong central characters that anchor the best war films, the real star of the film is the climactic 30-minute battle, a massive feat of cinematic engineering that expertly conveys the surprise, the chaos and the immense destruction of the only attack by a foreign power on American soil since the Revolutionary war. The special effects won a well-deserved Oscar, but the film was shut out of every other category by, ironically, the other epic war picture of the year, Patton. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com

  • War Collection [DVD] War Collection | DVD | (19/10/2009) from £10.98  |  Saving you £3.97 (26.60%)  |  RRP £14.95

    Modern War

  • The Thin Red Line [1999] The Thin Red Line | DVD | (12/06/2000) from £3.79  |  Saving you £16.20 (81.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • Flags of our Fathers & Letters from Iwo Jima (2 Disc Special Edition) Flags of our Fathers & Letters from Iwo Jima (2 Disc Special Edition) | DVD | (09/07/2007) from £5.39  |  Saving you £20.60 (79.30%)  |  RRP £25.99

    Thematically ambitious and emotionally complex, Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers is an intimate epic with much to say about war and the nature of heroism in America. Based on the non-fiction bestseller by James Bradley (with Ron Powers), and adapted by Million Dollar Baby screenwriter Paul Haggis (Jarhead screenwriter William Broyles Jr. wrote an earlier draft that was abandoned when Eastwood signed on to direct), this isn't so much a conventional war movie as it is a thought-provoking meditation on our collective need for heroes, even at the expense of those we deem heroic. In telling the story of the six men (five Marines, one Navy medic) who raised the American flag of victory on the battle-ravaged Japanese island of Iwo Jima on February 23rd, 1945, Eastwood takes us deep into the horror of war (in painstakingly authentic Iwo Jima battle scenes) while emphasizing how three of the surviving flag-raisers (played by Adam Beach, Ryan Phillippe, and Jesse Bradford) became reluctant celebrities - and resentful pawns in a wartime publicity campaign - after their flag-raising was immortalized by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal in the most famous photograph in military history. As the surviving flag-raisers reluctantly play their public roles as "the heroes of Iwo Jima" during an exhausting (but clearly necessary) wartime bond rally tour, Flags of Our Fathers evolves into a pointed study of battlefield valor and misplaced idolatry, incorporating subtle comment on the bogus nature of celebrity, the trauma of battle, and the true meaning of heroism in wartime. Wisely avoiding any direct parallels to contemporary history, Eastwood allows us to draw our own conclusions about the Iwo Jima flag-raisers and how their postwar histories (both noble and tragic) simultaneously illustrate the hazards of exploited celebrity and society's genuine need for admirable role models during times of national crisis. Flags of Our Fathers defies the expectations of those seeking a more straightforward war-action drama, but it's richly satisfying, impeccably crafted film that manages to be genuinely patriotic (in celebrating the camaraderie of soldiers in battle) while dramatising the ultimate futility of war. Eastwood's follow-up film, Letters from Iwo Jima, examines the Iwo Jima conflict from the Japanese perspective. Critically hailed as an instant classic, Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima is a masterwork of uncommon humanity and a harrowing, unforgettable indictment of the horrors of war. In an unprecedented demonstration of worldly citizenship, Eastwood (from a spare, tightly focused screenplay by first-time screenwriter Iris Yamashita) has crafted a truly Japanese film, with Japanese dialogue (with subtitles) and filmed in a contemplative Japanese style, serving as both complement and counterpoint to Eastwood's previously released companion film Flags of Our Fathers. Where the earlier film employed a complex non-linear structure and epic-scale production values to dramatise one of the bloodiest battles of World War II and its traumatic impact on American soldiers, Letters reveals the battle of Iwo Jima from the tunnel- and cave-dwelling perspective of the Japanese, hopelessly outnumbered, deprived of reinforcements, and doomed to die in inevitable defeat. While maintaining many of the traditions of the conventional war drama, Eastwood extends his sympathetic touch to humanise "the enemy," revealing the internal and external conflicts of soldiers and officers alike, forced by circumstance to sacrifice themselves or defend their honour against insurmountable odds. From the weary reluctance of a young recruit named Saigo (Kazunari Ninomiya) to the dignified yet desperately anguished strategy of Japanese commander Tadamichi Kuribayashi (played by Oscar-nominated The Last Samurai costar Ken Watanabe), whose letters home inspired the film's title and present-day framing device, Letters from Iwo Jima (which conveys the bleakness of battle through a near-total absence of colour) steadfastly avoids the glorification of war while paying honorable tribute to ill-fated men who can only dream of the comforts of home. --Jeff Shannon

  • Shark Water Shark Water | DVD | (19/05/2008) from £7.72  |  Saving you £-5.06 (-31.60%)  |  RRP £15.99

    For filmmaker Rob Stewart exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth. Driven by passion fed from a lifelong fascination with sharks Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas. Filmed in visually stunning high definition video Sharkwater takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world's shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands Ecuador. In an effort to protect sharks Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Their unbelievable adventure together starts with a battle between the Sea Shepherd and shark poachers in Guatemala resulting in pirate boat rammings gunboat chases mafia espionage corrupt court systems and attempted murder charges forcing them to flee for their lives. Through it all Stewart discovers these magnificent creatures have gone from predator to prey and how despite surviving the earth's history of mass extinctions they could easily be wiped out within a few years due to human greed. Stewart's remarkable journey of courage and determination changes from a mission to save the world's sharks into a fight for his life and that of humankind.

  • Stalingrad [1992] Stalingrad | DVD | (22/10/2001) from £4.50  |  Saving you £7.50 (57.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    It's tempting to call the harrowing Stalingrad a World War II version of All Quiet on the Western Front, since both films take the perspective of ordinary German soldiers at ground level. Stalingrad surveys the misery of the battle of Stalingrad, the winter siege that cost the lives of almost one and a half million people--Russian defenders and German invaders alike. Not unlike Spielberg's approach to Saving Private Ryan, German director Joseph Vilsmaier rarely steps outside the action to comment on the higher purpose of the war, assuming the audience is aware of the evil of the Nazi regime. Instead, we simply follow a group of soldiers as they endure a series of gut-wrenching episodes, events that have the tang of authenticity and horror. Vilsmaier has a taste for symbolism and surreal touches, which only add to the unsettling sense of insanity this movie conjures up so well. --Robert Horton

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