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Saving Grace | DVD | (14/01/2002)
from £9.43 | Saving you £8.56 (47.60%) | RRP
A sweet, silly and sincere comedy, Saving Grace resembles a Cheech and Chong pothead comedy, only instead of two scruffy lowlifes the film is about an aimless Scottish gardener and a middle-aged widow with a green thumb. Grace (Brenda Blethyn of Secrets and Lies and Little Voice) has just discovered that her recently deceased husband has left her with an enormous debt when her gardener Matthew (Craig Ferguson, The Big Tease) asks her to help him tend to his small, personal-use marijuana crop. Grace soon realises that they can turn her greenhouse into a hydroponics laboratory and turn out a profitable crop--if only they can keep the local constables at bay and then find a dealer to sell the stuff. Saving Grace has well-developed characters, intelligent dialogue, a charming and capable cast and clean, clear direction. But at heart it's still a marijuana comedy, with most of its funniest moments coming from the silly, stoned behaviour of elderly ladies and others. Nothing wrong with that, and Blethyn and Ferguson give the film a strong anchor. The ending goes a little over the top, but most of the film is well-grounded in genuine human behaviour. A sub-plot about Matthew's girlfriend's pregnancy is treated with respect and integrity. --Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com
Desperate Housewives - Series 6 - Complete | DVD | (04/10/2010)
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This season more of the shockingly delicious secrets viewers have come to know and love await mary Alice's circle of girlfriends: When Mike Delfino (James Denton) makes his choice between Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher) and Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany) one woman is driven to a mental breakdown Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Tom Scavo (Doug Savant) face the challenging realities of yet another pregnancy; Bree Hodge (Marcia Cross) - Martha Stewart on steroids - struggles to break free of Orson (Kyle Maclachlan) and her inhibitions. Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria Parker) is put to the test by husband Carlos' (Ricardo Antonio Chavira) teenaged niece now in their care. A colourful new housewife moves to wisteria lane with her family bringing along secrets shrouded in mystery. Angie Bolen (Drea de Matteo) and her husband Nick (Jeffrey Nordling) have moved into the perfect house in the perfect neighbourhood. But when their peculiar son Danny (Beau Mirchoff) causes a stir they risk the threat of revealing their shameful past.
World Without End | DVD | (18/02/2013)
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England is on the brink of a devastating war with France that will last over a hundred years. A terrible plague, which will wipe out a third of Europe's population before it is done, is spreading. Caris, a visionary young woman, struggles to rise above the suffering and oppression in order to lead her people out of the Dark Ages. With her lover, Merthin, she builds a community in Kingsbridge that stands up to the Church and the Crown. Together, they unearth a dangerous secret and must fight to save their town from ruin, ultimately ushering in a new era of freedom, innovation and enlightenment.
Death At A Funeral | DVD | (25/02/2008)
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On the morning of their father's funeral the family and friends of the deceased each arrive with his or her own roiling anxieties. Son Daniel (Matthew MacFadyen) knows he will have to face his flirty blow-hard famous-novelist brother Robert (Rupert Graves) who's just flown in from New York not to mention the promises of a new life he's made to his wife Jane (Keely Hawes). Meanwhile Daniel's cousin Martha (Daisy Donovan) and her dependable new fianc Simon (Alan Tudyk) are desperate to make a good impression on Martha's uptight father - a plan that literally goes out the window when Simon accidentally ingests a designer drug en route to the service leaving him prone to uncontrollable bouts of delirium and nudity in front of his potential in-laws. Then comes the real shocker: a mysterious guest (Peter Dinklage) who threatens to unveil an earth-shattering family secret. As riotous mayhem and unfortunate mishaps ensue on every front it is now up to the two brothers to hide the truth from their family and friends and figure out how to not only bury their dearly beloved but the secret he's been keeping.
Autumn In New York | DVD | (03/12/2001)
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Autumn in New York is a by-the-numbers love story, right down to its opening shot of, yes, autumn in New York. Richard Gere stars as restaurateur/lady's man Will, while Winona Ryder plays the airy-fairy, oh-too-delicate-for-this-world Charlotte. Will is 48, Charlotte is 22, and it just keeps getting creepier: Will actually used to hang out with Charlotte's mom. She plays artily with beads and sparkly things, he notices how elfin and different she is (inspiring such stomach-churning dialogue as "I find you completely unprecedented and therefore utterly unpredictable"), and soon they're in love. Ah, but it's doomed: she has a tumor in her heart (just in case you missed the significance, Charlotte says "I'm sick in my heart"). Does Charlotte have enough time left to teach Will to truly love? While Gere does a stoic job, Ryder spends a lot of time being darling and winsome, aided by the fact that Charlotte has managed to catch one of those special movie diseases where you never look bad or get tubes stuck up your nose. Director Joan Chen doesn't have much of a script to work with, but at least she knows how to pick a cinematographer; the whole movie is shot in gorgeous autumnal colours. Several excellent supporting actors are trapped in this movie: Jill Hennessey and Anthony LaPaglia do their very best, but what can they do in the face of such a sweeping, creepy love? Autumn in New York is nothing if not an earnest movie, and it certainly means well. Much like Charlotte, it seems to cry, "Can you let me love you? Please?". The answer is an emphatic "No". --Ali Davis, Amazon.com
Grey's Anatomy - The Complete Season 5 | DVD | (23/08/2010)
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Season 5 is a pivotal one for the riveting Grey's Anatomy. The doctors at Seattle Grace Hospital bloom and show new layers, the drama meets and exceeds that of previous seasons, and the show marks an important milestone--its 100th episode--with developments that, as with all the great Grey's episodes, brim with belly laughs and moving tears. The season gets off to a slow start, with perhaps a bit more relationship angst than even diehard fans would prefer. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek "McDreamy" (Patrick Dempsey) start out with the familiar push-pull of their love affair--but a resolution, at last, is in their future. Callie (the excellent, and newly glamorous, Sara Ramirez) wrestles with her sexual orientation. Cristina (Sandra Oh, never better) is still picking up the pieces from her ruined engagement to the departed Burke (Isaiah Washington). To help her, or maybe to throw her for another loop, the series introduces the gruff, macho military doc, Owen (one of TV's sexiest hunks, Kevin McKidd). Yet series creator and still active writer Shonda Rhimes unveils story arcs about midway through the season which have the surgeons' operating room dramas intersecting with the characters' private lives--with waves of heartbreaking results. Fans may take issue with "Dead Denny" (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his endless visitations--complete with sex--with Izzie (Katherine Heigl)--but as the season builds, Izzie's mystery illness, and her deep love for Alex (Justin Chambers) are treated with delicacy and respect, and Denny's character both reacts and ultimately supports. There's a wedding--a fairy-tale one--celebrating the show's 100th episode, and the love of the characters, and the pain they've overcome to get there--are equal parts of the very human, very lovely, result. The season finale is among the show's best ever, with the fate of two beloved characters, George (T.R. Knight) and Izzie, left unknown and laden with sorrow. --A.T. Hurley
Withnail and I | DVD | (12/11/2001)
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Set in 1969, the year in which the hippy dreams of so many young Englishmen went sour, 1986's Bruce Robinson's Withnail and I is an enduring British cult. Fellow enthusiasts cry immortal phrases from the endlessly brilliant script to one another like mating calls; "Scrubbers!", "We want the finest wines known to humanity and we want them now!" Withnail is played by the emaciated but defiantly effete Richard E Grant, "I" (i.e., Marwood) by Paul McGann. Out-of-work actors living in desperate penury in a rancid London flat, their lives are a continual struggle to keep warm, alive and in Marwood's case sane, until the pubs open. A sojourn in the country cottage of Withnail's gay Uncle Monty only redoubles their privations--they have to kill a live chicken to eat. The arrival of Monty spells further misery for Marwood as he must fend off his attentions. This borderline homophobic interlude apart, Withnail and I is a delight, enhanced by an aimless but appallingly eventful plot. Popular among students, it strikes a chord with anyone who has undergone a period of debauchery and impoverished squalor prior to finding their way onto life's straight and narrow.--David Stubbs
Spooks - Series 10 | DVD | (28/11/2011)
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Join Harry and the rest of the Spooks team on their last action-packed, thrilling ride to protect the country's national security in the final gripping series.
The Agnes Varda Collection Vol.1 | DVD | (05/10/2009)
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Titles Comprise: 1. La Pointe Courte 2. Cleo 5 to 7 3. Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse 4. Vagabond
The Patriot | DVD | (17/04/2006)
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Some things are worth fighting for... Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) distinguished himself in the French and Indian Wars but now lives in peace with his seven children on his sprawling South Carolina plantation. The horrors of conflict come back to haunt him however when his headstrong eldest son Gabriel (Heath Ledger) defies his orders to join the American army. Unwilling to get involved himself Benjamin reluctantly joins the fight when second eldest son Thomas (Gregory Smit
Inside I'm Dancing | DVD | (25/04/2005)
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Live life like you mean it. Michael's life is passing him by until one day he meets the irrepressible Rory O'Shea who has a plan that will change their lives forever. Outsmarting the system the unlikely pair manage to leave Carrigmore Home for the Disabled and land their very own flat. They employ the headstrong but inexperienced Siobhan to take care of their every need. With their newfound friendship and independence life is theirs for the taking but not without consequenc
This Is Spinal Tap | DVD | (16/10/2000)
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The comedic genius of This Is Spinal Tap is confirmed by the fact that a majority of studio executives were utterly clueless about its brilliance. As a first-time director and cowriter, Rob Reiner must have felt simultaneously frustrated and elated, knowing that the obtuseness of movie executives was a clue to his debut project's potential greatness. Now, of course, the clarity of hindsight and the rarity of superior satire have turned This Is Spinal Tap into one of the funniest documentary spoofs of all time. Reiner and the members of "Tap" (Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer) couldn't have picked a better target for their satire, because heavy metal music in the early 1980s was already a borderline case of self-parody. From the bizarre, premature deaths of the band's drummers to the backstage squabbles over sexist cover art and meddling groupies, this movie scores about a hundred comedic bull's-eyes for lampooning every possible aspect of rock pomposity in the age of Kiss. It's a virtual bible of rock & roll irreverence, so accurate in its observations that it's become a tour-bus classic for real bands around the world. On the one-to-ten scale of satirical inspiration, This Is Spinal Tap is like the modified amplifiers that Christopher Guest so hilariously demonstrates: this one goes to 11. --Jeff Shannon
Criminal Minds Season 4 | DVD | (01/03/2010)
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Criminal Minds is the dramatic psychological suspense thriller about an elite team of FBI profilers who analyse America's most twisted criminal minds and anticipate their next moves. This DVD Box Set contains all 25 episodes from the fourth season of the American crime drama series following an elite team of FBI profilers as they analyse the country's most twisted criminal minds anticipating their next moves before they strike again. Episodes Comprise: 1. Mayhem 2. The Angel Maker 3. Minimal Loss 4. Paradise 5. Catching Out 6. The Instincts 7. Memoriam 8. Masterpiece 9. 52 Pickup 10. Brothers in Arms 11. Normal 12. Soul Mates 13. Bloodline 14. Cold Comfort 15. Zoe's Reprise 16. Pleasure Is My Business 17. Demonology 18. Omnivore 19. House On Fire 20. Conflicted 21. A Shade of Gray 22. The Big Wheel 23. Roadkill 24. Amplification 25. To Hell... and Back
House Of Flying Daggers | Blu Ray | (06/10/2008)
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The once great Tang Dynasty is now in decline. Numerous rebel groups have formed the largest of which is the House of Flying Daggers based in Feng Tian county. The Flying Daggers steal from the rich and give to the poor gaining the support of the locals. The local deputies have managed to kill the leader of the Flying Daggers but the rebel group only becomes stronger due to a mysterious new leader. Jin and Leo two police captains are ordered to kill the new leader within ten days. In order to accomplish this they arrest Mei a blind dancer who is suspected of being the daughter of the old leader. While Mei is incarcerated Jin and Leo decide to play a trick on her; Jin will pretend to be a lone warrior called Wind and break her out of prison. This will gain her trust and hopefully Jin will be lead to the headquarters of Flying Daggers. The plan works but Mei and Jin begin to fall in love on the way. We eventually find out that Mei was only pretending to be blind and has known who Jin was all along and that Leo was working for the House of Flying Daggers as an undercover agent. He had hopes of winning Mei's affection by helping to destroy the government from within. Leo is upset that his many years of working undercover have not succeeded in winning Mei's heart but Jin's three days have. The emotions of the three spill into battle leading to tragedy.
Private Practice - Season 2 | DVD | (01/03/2010)
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It's easy to see why Kate Walsh's character, neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery, was spun off from the hugely popular Grey's Anatomy to her own series, Private Practice. It's not just her looks--beautiful but accessible, silent movie eyes, and a forthright jaw--or her obvious intelligence. Her acting has flashes of an uncommon freshness, a sense of unbridled spontaneity. This quality isn't always there, though her performances are never less than capable. But when you catch that moment, that sly twinkle or a flicker of sadness, Walsh is remarkably charismatic. Standing out like that is no small feat when surrounded by such sterling TV and film veterans as Tim Daly, Amy Brenneman, Taye Diggs, Paul Adelstein, and Audra McDonald. Montgomery works at Oceanside Wellness Centre, a cooperative medical clinic in Los Angeles, where private lives and medical cases collide on a regular basis. In the second season of Private Practice, financial ruin looms over the team as they grapple with such hot-button cultural issues as abortion, teen pregnancy, vaccination, and the right to die, as well as more esoteric issues like accidental incest and a hermaphroditic baby. The doctors engage in vigorous ethical debate and even more vigorous sex as they bounce off each other romantically and professionally. After an uneven first season, the show's skilled writers, producers, and directors have found a tone that smoothly balances moral debate, personal drama, and light comedy. Maybe it's a little too smooth; sometimes the characters' quirks seem overly packaged, their private needs too easily gotten around when the plot demands it. But the show's writers have a gift for swift acceleration. Each episode leaps forward, scenes building on each other until every issue--and every personal complication--has been squeezed for maximum effect. Though moments may push credulity--the season cliffhanger is a jaw-dropper--Walsh and the rest of the charming cast will keep you engaged. --Bret Fetzer
2046 | DVD | (23/05/2005)
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Opening in the year 2046 in which a man named Tak (Takuya Kimura) attempts to persuade wjw1967 (Faye Wong) to travel back in time with him the film soon shifts to the year 1966 in which Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) a struggling author asks the woman he loves Su Li-Zhen (Gong Li) to sail with him from Singapore to Hong Kong on Christmas Eve. She declines and over the next three years we return to Chow Mo-Wan on December 24 as he finds himself with another woman each year: l
Men Of Honour | Blu Ray | (27/05/2013)
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One of those rare films that grabs you by the gut and never lets go, 'Men Of Honour' was inspired by the life of Carl Brashear (Cuba Gooding Jr.) an African American who dared to dream of becoming a U.S. Navy Master Diver. Despite a bigoted training officer (Robert De Niro) and a tragic shipboard accident, Carl never gives up and achieves the impossible in an incredible finish that will leave you cheering.
Vendredi Soir | DVD | (23/02/2004)
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When Laura (Valerie Lemercier) leaves her apartment to have dinner with friends she unwittingly drives into one of the biggest traffic jams that Paris has ever experienced. Captive to the night and with nothing else to do she listens to the radio and lets her imagination run wild. As pedestrians are caught in the rain Laura sees a stranger and impulsively decides to take a chance. And so begins a night of unplanned and unrestrained sensuality...
Son Of Saul | Blu Ray | (27/06/2016)
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Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and Golden Globe, Son of Saul is Hungarian director LÃ¡szlÃ³ Nemes' blistering debut feature, a courageous and unflinching reimagining of the Holocaust drama. Saul AuslÃ¤nder is a member of the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners forced to assist in the machinery of the Nazi concentration camps. While at work, he discovers the body of a boy he recognises as his son. As the Sonderkommando plan a rebellion, Saul vows to carry out an impossible task: to save the child's body from the flames and to find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial. Anchored by a riveting and intensely brave performance from newcomer GÃ©za RÃ¶hrig, Son of Saul is a remarkable exploration of one of humanity's darkest moments. Visceral, gripping and immensely powerful, it is one of the boldest and most remarkable debuts in recent memory - and is already being heralded as a masterpiece of world cinema.
Memento | Blu Ray | (04/10/2010)
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From director Christopher Nolan a unique and intriguing thriller that begins with the ultimate act of revenge and backtracks through time to reveal the shocking and provocative reasons behind it. Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) remembers everything up to the night his wife was brutally raped and murdered. But since that tragedy he has suffered from short-term memory loss and cannot recall any event the places he has just visited or anyone he has met just minutes before. Determined to find out why his wife was killed the only way he can store evidence is on scraps of paper by taking Polaroid photos and tattooing vital clues on his body. Throughout his investigation he appears to have the help of both bartender Natalie (Carrie-Anne Moss) who may have her own secret agenda and police officer Teddy (Joe Pantoliano) whose friendship is always suspect. As Shelby's fractured memory tries to piece together a chilling jigsaw of deceit and betrayal in reverse breathtaking twists and surprising turns rapidly occur in the most challenging original and critically acclaimed thriller in years.