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Ex Machina | Blu Ray | (01/06/2015)
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From acclaimed writer/director Alex Garland (28 Days Later Sunshine) comes Ex_Machina a chilling vision of the not-too-distant future of artificial intelligence. In the mountain retreat of a gifted internet billionaire a young man takes part in a strange experiment: testing an artificial intelligence housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl. But the experiment twists into a dark psychological battle where loyalties are torn between man and machine. Domhnall Gleeson Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander lead the cast of Ex_Machina an intense psychological thriller played out in a love triangle. The film explores big ideas about the nature of consciousness emotion sexuality truth and lies. 'Smart Funny Gripping and Disturbing...Stunning.' - Chris Tilly IGN 'Everyone should see this.' - Total film
Sanctum (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (13/06/2011)
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If there's an undersea adventure with high-tech equipment, macho posturing, and lots of underwater photography, you know James Cameron must be swimming around the vicinity. Add the fact that Sanctum was released to theaters in 3-D, and it's clinched. Cameron served as executive producer to this crazy tale of a cave-diving expedition forced to improvise when a typhoon inundates their New Guinea location. (The film, shot in Australia, is allegedly based on a true event by co-screenwriter Andrew Wight, but it might be safe to conclude that the original incident was a jumping-off point for the high melodrama on display here.) A globetrotting billionaire (Ioan Gruffudd, of Fantastic Four) is underwriting this exploration of a hidden cave maze, which explains why he gets to bring his girlfriend (Alice Parkinson) along. As a measure of their thrill-seeking habits, we are told they met on an Everest climb. The cave-diving boss is a crusty old pro (Richard Roxburgh), who is rough on his underlings and even rougher on his teenage son (Rhys Wakefield); naturally, the cataclysm that follows will be an occasion for some extreme father-son fence mending. As cornball as these elements are, and as generally toneless as director Alister Grierson's ear is with the dialogue scenes, Sanctum does work up some bona fide thrills: the sheer power of water is unleashed at a few memorable spots, as is the panic of losing an oxygen tank at a crucial moment. It's also pretty brutal, with a steep body count and a few grotesque bits of bodily injury. It ought to be easy to dismiss Sanctum as a silly piece of boy's adventure, but--curse you, Cameron!--one must admit that the thing is awfully effective. --Robert Horton
Leon | Blu Ray | (14/09/2009)
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Jean Reno (Mission: Impossible Ronin The Crimson Rivers) Gary Oldman (Sid And Nancy Romeo Is Bleeding The Dark Knight) Danny Aillo (Fingers Do The Right Thing A Brooklyn State Of Mind) and Natalie Portman (V For Vendetta Goya's Ghost Mars Attacks) in her film debut all star in this highly influential seminal 90s action/thriller. Directed by Luc Besson (Subway The Big Blue Nikita The Fifth Element) Leon is the controversial and unforgettable story of an unlikely friendship within a brutal and violent world. Twelve-year-old Mathilda lives within the desperate confines of a squalid New York apartment block. On returning from a shopping trip Mathilda finds that her abusive dysfunctional family (and her beloved younger brother) have been slaughtered by a psychotic drug dealing police officer. In fear of her life she takes refuge with her reluctant mysterious and solitary neighbour. His name is Leon and he's one of the world's deadliest assassins. And while Mathilda begins to teach him how to live Leon begins to teach her how to kill.
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.
The Crazies | Blu Ray | (19/07/2010)
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A husband and wife in a small Midwestern town find themselves battling for survival as their friends and family descend into madness in The Crazies. A mysterious toxin in the water supply turns everyone exposed to it into mindless killers and the authorities leave the uninfected to their certain doom in this terrifying reinvention of the George Romero horror classic. Directed by Breck Eisner (Sahara) The Crazies is written by Ray Wright (Pulse Case 39) and Scott Kosar (The Amityville Horror The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). The American Dream goes horribly wrong when the residents of this picture-perfect town begin to succumb to an uncontrollable urge for violence and the horrific bloodshed escalates into anarchy. In an attempt to contain the epidemic the military uses deadly force to close off access into or out of town abandoning the few healthy citizens to the growing mayhem as depraved killers lurk in the shadows. Sheriff David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant); his pregnant wife Judy (Radha Mitchell); Becca (Danielle Panabaker) an assistant at the medical center; and Russell (Joe Anderson) Dutton's deputy and right-hand man find themselves trapped in a once idyllic town they can no longer recognize. Unable to trust former neighbors and friends deserted by the authorities and terrified of contracting the illness themselves they are forced to band together in a nightmarish struggle for survival.
Krampus | Blu Ray | (25/04/2016)
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A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a Christmas demon to his family home.
The Death of Stalin | Blu Ray | (26/02/2018)
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The internal political landscape of 1950's Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci. In the days following Stalin's collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They're all just desperately trying to remain alive. A film that combines comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring, The Death of Stalin is a Quad and Main Journey production, directed by Armando Iannucci, and produced by Yann Zenou, Kevin Loader, Nicolas Duval Assakovsky, and Laurent Zeitoun. The script is written by Iannucci, David Schneider and Ian Martin, with additional material by Peter Fellows.
The Last Stand | Blu Ray | (27/05/2013)
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Any movie that heralds the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to movie star action hero-dom after his foray into politics was going to bear the dubious honor of being auspicious. For better or worse, The Last Stand takes that honor right down the middle of the road, being neither overly ambitious nor groaningly silly in letting this 66-year-old man mug, grunt, punch, and shoot his way back into our hearts and minds as the Ah-nold screen character for which we had such affection.Schwarzenegger plays Ray Owens, the sheriff of a tiny Arizona border burg who likes the peace and calm of his job and his townsfolk friends. When the FBI informs him that an escaped Mexican drug kingpin is barreling straight toward all that calm in a supercharged custom car, he sighs and saddles up, locking and loading with his wacky friends and deputies by his side for the inevitable stand. In fact, one might well call it a last stand. There are very few surprises in how it's all going to play out, right down to the bone-crunching mano a mano fistfight between Ray and the kingpin (Eduardo Noriega) on a makeshift bridge over the border. Ray has a history as a savvy big city cop, and he smells and foresees all the trouble coming his way, even though no one expects him to do much in the way of making any kind of last stand. That includes Forest Whitaker as the flummoxed FBI agent whose screwup sets the stage for the bloody showdown. Others who are surprised at Ray's chutzpah and ingenuity are Peter Stormare (sporting cowboy boots and a weirdly drawling accent) as the kingpin's sadistic lieutenant, and Luis Guzmán as Ray's bumbling sidekick, who unexpectedly pulls out all his stops at just the right moment. Also on hand is Johnny Knoxville as another town weirdo who happens to own an arsenal of antiquated weaponry that's drafted into action for the fiery climax. Like most of the cast--Schwarzenegger included--these guys are pretty much playing it for laughs even though the body count is exceedingly high among the gangs of henchmen and lawmen alike. The violence is also exceptionally gruesome, whether caused by vehicles, firearms, knives, explosions, or fisticuffs, with loving, lingering shots of spouting blood and severed body parts that were clearly designed to prompt cheerfully vocal responses from the audience. This is the first American film directed by Kim Jee-woon, one of the top names from a booming contemporary South Korean cinema machine, and he has brought an outsider's sensibility and stylistic flourish along with the gory details. People who care about such things might have hoped for a little more auspiciousness from him than Ah-nold's comeback (if it turns out to be that). Otherwise The Last Stand is pretty much exactly what most people would expect from such a thing, and there's certainly nothing wrong with that. --Ted Fry
300: Rise Of An Empire | Blu Ray | (29/09/2014)
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Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster '300 ' this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield - on the sea - as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. 300: Rise of an Empire' pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia vengeful commander of the Persian navy. Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Cruel and Unusual Films/Mark Canton/Gianni Nunnari Production '300: Rise of an Empire.' The action adventure stars Sullivan Stapleton ('Gangster Squad') as Themistokles and Eva Green ('Dark Shadows ' 'Casino Royale') as Artemisia. Lena Headey reprises her starring role from '300' as the Spartan Queen Gorgo; Hans Matheson ('Clash of the Titans') stars as Aeskylos; David Wenham returns as Dilios and Rodrigo Santoro stars again as the Persian King Xerxes. The film is directed by Noam Murro from a screenplay by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad based on the graphic novel Xerxes by Frank Miller. It is produced by Gianni Nunnari Mark Canton Zack Snyder Deborah Snyder and Bernie Goldmann. Thomas Tull Frank Miller Stephen Jones and Jon Jashni serve as executive producers. The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Simon Duggan production designer Patrick Tatopoulos editors Wyatt Smith and David Brenner and costume designer Alexandra Byrne. The music is composed by Junkie XL. Opening in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX beginning March 7 2014 the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - Double Play (Blu-ray + DVD) | Blu Ray | (30/01/2012)
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spyfinds George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a recently retired MI6 agent, doing his best to adjust to a life outside the secret service. However, when a disgraced agent reappears with information concerning a mole at the heart of the service, Smiley is drawn back into the murky field of espionage. Tasked with investigating which of his trusted former colleagues has chosen to betray him and their country, Smiley narrows his search to four suspects - all experienced, skilled and successful agents - but past histories, rivalries and friendships make it far from easy to pinpoint the man who is eating away at the heart of the British establishment.An acting masterclass from the crme de la crme of British film (Colin Firth, The King's Speech; Tom Hardy, Inception; Mark Strong, Kick Ass; Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock Holmes) and inspired direction from Let The Right One In's Tomas Alfredson make this gripping and tense adaptation of John le Carr's classic spy novel essential viewing.
We Were Soldiers | Blu Ray | (24/12/2008)
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In a place soon to be known as 'The Valley of Death' in a small clearing called landing zone X-Ray Lt. Colonel Hal Moore (Mel Gibson) and 400 young troops all from an elite American combat division were surrounded by 2 000 North Vietnamese soldiers. The ensuing battle was one of the most savage in U.S. history...
Prometheus | Blu Ray | (17/04/2019)
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Returning to the genre he helped define, Sir Ridley Scott has crafted the most unforgettable experience of 2012 in <i>Prometheus</i>. This gripping, thought-provoking and often terrifying masterpiece features a stellar ensemble cast including Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green and Idris Elba and is a must-have for any self-respecting film fan. After scientists Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and Charlie Holloway (Mar...
Brokeback Mountain | Blu Ray | (13/08/2007)
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Love is a force of nature. From Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee comes an epic American love story Brokeback Mountain; the winner of the Golden Lion Award for Best Picture at the 2005 Venice Film Festival winner of four Golden Globes and winner of three Oscars (Best Director for Ang Lee Best Score for Gustavo Santaolalla and Best Adapted Screenplay for Diana Ossana & Larry McMutry)! The film is based on the short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx adapted by Diana Ossana and the great Larry McMurtry (scribe of The Last Picture Show novel and movie). Set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas the film tells the story of two young men - a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy - who meet in the summer of 1963 and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection; one whose complications joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.
Triangle | Blu Ray | (01/03/2010)
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From the director of Creep and Severance comes Triangle a unique concept psychological thriller that turns the genre on its head. When Jess sets sail on a yacht with a group of friends she cannot shake the feeling that there is something wrong. Her suspicions are realised when the yacht hits a storm and the group is forced to board a passing ocean liner to get to safety a ship Jess is convinced she's been on before. The ship appears deserted the clock on board has stopped but they are not alone... Someone is intent on hunting them down one by one. And Jess unknowingly holds the key to end the terror.
Inland Empire | Blu Ray | (19/04/2010)
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The latest film from visionary director David Lynch is a labyrinthine mystery which reunites him with Laura Dern star of his earlier masterpieces Blue Velvet and Wild At Heart. Dern plays Nikki Grace an actress preparing for her biggest role yet; a Hollywood movie from an acclaimed director (played by Jeremy Irons) opposite an amorous leading man (Justin Theroux). But when she finds herself falling for her co-star she realizes that her life is beginning to mimic the fictional film that they're shooting. Adding to her confusion is the revelation that the current film is a remake of a doomed polish production 47 which was never finished due to an unspeakable tragedy. Working for the first time on digital video Lynch has crafted a dazzling and disturbing vision of disintegrating identities and shifting realities which ranks amongst his very best work.
Whiplash | Blu Ray | (01/06/2015)
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Andrew is an ambitious young jazz drummer single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band forever changing the young man&rsquo;s life. Andrew&rsquo;s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability&mdash;and his sanity.
Troll Hunter | Blu Ray | (09/01/2012)
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The Norwegian comedy-fantasy Troll Hunter, a surprise art-house hit across the globe, posits an intriguing question--what if monsters of folklore and popular culture existed, but were kept hidden by the government?--and delivers the results in a clever, faux-documentary format that underscores both the special effects and the satire. Controversial comedian Otto Jespersen is the title character, a world-weary, working-class stiff assigned by a bureaucratic agency to track and eliminate dangerous trolls from the Scandinavian countryside. The lack of respect and notoriety afforded by his job convinces Jespersen to allow a naive collegiate film crew to follow him on his hunts, which nicely balance quirky humour with genuine moments of suspense and some impressive CGI special effects for the trolls. Genre fans' appreciation for the "shaky-cam" subgenre (The Blair Witch Project, [REC], Cloverfield) will undoubtedly affect how they feel about Troll Hunter--the film's light comedy will certainly be lost on those unwilling to either believe or tolerate the idea of another film comprised of "found footage." But more forgiving viewers will be thankful for the rather seamless incorporation of the CGI trolls, all imaginatively rendered as part fairy-tale image and part biological specimen, into live-action scenes, as well as the dryly humourous satire of government "special projects." Pacing is also occasionally an issue--though beautiful, the Norwegian landscape receives far too much coverage--but for the patient, Troll Hunter is a unique and clever experience. --Paul Gaita
Moon | Blu Ray | (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? Winner of the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut By A British Director.
Kingdom Of Heaven | Blu Ray | (11/12/2006)
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This is the version that die hard Ridley Scott fans have been waiting for an extra 40 minutes of expanded storyline that sheds more light on the motivations of key characters such as the King of Jerusalem (Edward Norton) Sibylla (Eva Green) Godfrey (Liam Neeson) and Balian (Orlando Bloom). An epic film set in Europe and the Middle East Kingdom Of Heaven follows one man's struggle to better himself and the world around him. Orlando Bloom stars as Balian a French blacksmith who is mourning the deaths of his wife and baby when his estranged nobleman father (Liam Neeson) arrives and asks him to join the Crusades in Jerusalem. Mindful that conducting the Lord's work will help him atone for his sins Balian agrees and embarks on the perilous journey. Along the way he reveals his gifts of inherent goodness and fair treatment of all human beings. Upon reaching Jerusalem a city where his meagre beginnings no longer matter Balian earns respect and fealty while secretly courting the capricious wife of the ruthless Guy de Lusignan (Marton Csokas) who seeks a way to destabilise the uneasy Christian-Muslim truce brokered by King Baldwin (Edward Norton) and wage war against his religious enemy... Director Ridley Scott bring the scale of his previous epic Gladiator to this film while confronting hundreds of years of religious conflict. At times controversial in both its content and production difficulties populated by an all-star cast and held together by a sterling central performance from Orlando Bloom Kingdom Of Heaven is a multi-faceted classic of a humble man who chooses his fate instead of accepting the fate given to him at birth.
The Shawshank Redemption | Blu Ray | (29/09/2008)
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Nominated for seven Academy Awards' including Best Picture and Best Actor (Morgan Freeman) The Shawshank Redemption is an extraordinary tale of hope friendship and survival inside a maximum security prison. Based on a story by globally renowned novelist Stephen King (Carrie Misery) this beautifully crafted movie features powerful performances from the entire cast led by Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins and ultimately provides an uplifting message about the power of the human spirit and the value of hope. One of the best selling titles in the UK this feature film is available on Blu-ray for the first time. Enjoy the high definition while watching one of the best movies of all time.