The Hungry Tide
Fom the author of The Glass Palace, the widely-acclaimed bestseller. The Hungry Tide is a rich, exotic saga set in Calcutta and in the vast archipelago of islands in the Bay of Bengal. An Indian myth says that when the river Ganges first descended from the heavens, the force of the cascade was so great that the earth would have been destroyed if it had not been for the god Shiva, who tamed the torrent by catching it in his dreadlocks. It is only when the Ganges approaches the Bay of Bengal that it frees itself and separates into thousands of wandering strands. The result is the Sundarbans, an immense stretch of mangrove forest, a half-drowned land where the waters of the Himalayas merge with the incoming tides of the sea. It is this vast archipelago of islands that provides the setting for Amitav Ghosh's new novel. In the Sundarbans the tides reach more than 100 miles inland and every day thousands of hectares of forest disappear only to re-emerge hours later. Dense as the mangrove forests are, from a human point of view it is only a little less barren than a desert. There is a terrible, vengeful beauty here, a place teeming with crocodiles, snakes, sharks and man-eating tigers. This is the only place on earth where man is more often prey than predator. And it is into this terrain that an eccentric, wealthy Scotsman named Daniel Hamilton tried to create a utopian society, of all races and religions, and conquer the might of the Sundarbans. In January 2001, a small ship arrives to conduct an ecological survey of this vast but little-known environment, and the scientists on board begin to trace the journeys of the descendants of this society.
The Calcutta Chromosome
In this extraordinary novel, Amitav Ghosh navigates through time and genres to present a unique tale. Beginning at an unspecified time in the future and ranging back to the late nineteenth century, the reader follows the adventures of the...
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The Sopranos Series 1-6 DVD
Emmy Award-winning drama THE SOPRANOS follows the personal and professional exploits of mafia boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) as he tries to balance his home life with heading up a criminal organisation. This box set contains all 86 episodes from series 1 through 6. Contains 28 discs. Cert 18.
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Sea of Poppies
At the heart of this epic saga, set just before the Opium Wars, is an old slaving-ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its crew a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt Raja to a widowed villager, from an evangelical English opium trader to a mulatto American freedman. As their old family ties are washed away they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races and generations. The vast sweep of this historical adventure spans the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, and the exotic backstreets of China. But it is the panorama of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself, which makes Sea of Poppies so breathtakingly alive - a masterpiece from one of the world's finest novelists.
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Download How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is Mohsin Hamid's spectacular, thought-provoking novel of modern Asia In this keenly-awaited follow-up to his bestselling The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid confirms his place as a radically inventive story-teller with his finger on the world's pulse.The astonishing and riveting tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by youths all over 'rising Asia'. It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on the most fluid and increasingly scarce of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises alongside his, their paths crossing and re-crossing in a love affair sparked and snuffed out again by the forces that careen their fates along.The hero of the story could be any one of us, hungry for a different life. And ours too could be the fate that awaits him . . .Fast-paced, vivid and emotionally absorbing, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change.Praise for How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: 'Even more intriguing, compelling and moving than The Reluctant Fundamentalist. A marvellous book' Philip Pullman 'This brilliantly structured, deeply felt book is written with the confidence and bravura of a man born to write. Hamid is at the peak of his considerable powers here, and delivers a tightly paced, preternaturally wise book about a thoroughly likable, thoroughly troubled striver in the messiest, most chaotic ring of global economy. Completely unforgettable' Dave Eggers 'Mohsin Hamid is one of the best writers in the world, period. Only a master could have written this propulsive tale of a striver living on the knife's edge, a noir Horatio Alger story for our frenetic, violent times' Ben Fountain'Written in the most compelling second person since Jay McInerney's Bright Lights, Big City, with which it also shares a sharp take on our frenetic, urban lives, Hamid's novel proves that the most compelling fiction today is coming from South Asia' Daily BeastMohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke. His fiction has been adapted for the cinema, translated into over 30 languages, received numerous awards, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has contributed essays and short stories to publications such as the Guardian, The New York Times, Financial Times, Granta, and the New Yorker. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London and New York.
"Moth Smoke" is the first novel by Mohsin Hamid, author of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist". 'You know you're in trouble when you can't meet a woman's eye, particularly if the woman happens to be your best friend's wife.' In Lahore, Daru Shezad is a junior banker with a hashish habit. When his old friend Ozi moves back to Pakistan, Daru wants to be happy for him. Ozi has everything: a beautiful wife and child, an expensive foreign education - and a corrupt father who bankrolls his lavish lifestyle. As jealousy sets in, Daru's life slowly unravels. He loses his job. Starts lacing his joints with heroin. Becomes involved with a criminally-minded rickshaw driver. And falls in love with Ozi's lonely wife. But how low can Daru sink? Is he guilty of the crime he finds himself on trial for? "A vivid portrait of contemporary young Pakistani life, where frustration and insecurity feed not only the snobbery, decadence and aspirations of the rich, but also the resentment of the poor". ("The Times"). "Fast-paced, intelligent ...pulls us, despite ourselves, into its spiralling wake". ("New Yorker"). "A subtly audacious ...prodigious descendant of hard-boiled lit and film noir. A steamy and often darkly amusing book about sex, drugs, and class warfare in postcolonial Asia". ("Village Voice"). "Stunning, a hip page-turner". ("Los Angeles Times"). "Sharply observed, powerful, evocative". ("Financial Times"). "A novel of remarkable wit, poise, profundity, and strangeness. A treat". ("Esquire"). Mohsin Hamid is the author of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist", "Moth Smoke" and "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia". His fiction has been translated into over 30 languages, received numerous awards, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has contributed essays and short stories to publications such as the "Guardian", "The New York Times", "Financial Times", "Granta", and "Paris Review". Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London, and New York.
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The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighbourhood (Paperback)
The notorious corner of West Fayette and Monroe Streets in Baltimore is a 24-hour open-air drug market that provides the economic fuel for a dying neighbourhood. Through the eyes of one broken family - two drug-addicted adults and their smart, vulnerable 15-year-old son, DeAndre McCollough - Simon and Burns examine the sinister realities of inner cities across the USA and unflinchingly assess why law enforcement policies, moral crusades and the welfare system have accomplished so little.
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The Art Of Fielding
An expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others in a baseball story that goes beyond the sport and into hearts and minds.
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'The Corrections' is one of five classic Fourth Estate books to be released as numbered, collectable editions to mark the 25th anniversary. The books will be...
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Modern Family: Season 1 & 2 Box Set
Season 1: Featuring an all-star cast led by Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell, Modern Family takes a refreshing and funny view of what it means to raise a family in this hectic day and age. Multicultural relationships, adoption and same-sex marriage are just a few of the timely issues faced by the show's three wildly diverse broods. No matter the size or shape, family always comes first in this hilariously 'modern' look at life, love and laughter. Season 2: Winner of six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Modern Family is a refreshingly hilarious look at what it means to be a family in today's hectic, unpredictable world. While fledgling fathers Cameron and Mitchell struggle with learning the ropes of parenthood, long-time parents Claire and Phil try to keep the spice in their marriage amid the chaos of raising three challenging children. Meanwhile, family patriarch, Jay, has more than his hands full with his sexy, spirited wife, Gloria, and her precocious son. Still, no matter the size, shape or situation, family always comes first in this laugh-out-loud, critically acclaimed hit.
30 Rock: Seasons 1 - 4 Box Set (12 Discs)
Relive all four seasons of multi award-winning comedy, 30 Rock. Show creator Tina Fey and fellow primetime emmy award, golden globe, and SAG award-winner Alec Baldwin star as TV writer Liz Lemon and Conservative GE executive Jack Donaghy. Together Jack and Liz preside over the everyday mayhem at a late-night variety show with no help from Liz's loose-cannon stars Tracy Jordan and Jenna Maroney (Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski) and hapless NBC page Kenneth Parcell (Jack Mcbrayer). Co-workers and friends are all trying to balance work and Life, with the inevitable result of failed relationships, disastrous parties, at-work drunkenness, sexual espionage, hard-core coffee addiction and world-class sandwich eating. Share in the mayhem as the stellar cast deal with mouthy janitors, puppet murders, topless break-dancing and sick peacocks, but most of all, enjoy the triumph of a multi award-winning comedy.
The Wire: The Complete Seasons 1 - 5 Box Set (HBO) (24 Discs)
Includes every episode from mini-series The Wire One of television's most critically acclaimed programmes, The Wire challenges viewers with a 'cop show' unlike anything on air. Universally lauded, The Guardian claimed that 'you either love The Wire or you haven't seen it yet' - now there is no excuse with the release of this complete box-set. The HBO series addresses the seedy side of Baltimore's finest looking into money, drugs, politics and murder. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, the series captures a universe of subterfuge and surveillance, where easy distinctions between good and evil, and crime and punishment, are challenged at every turn. A study on urban life in one of America's toughest cities, each season of The Wire has focused on a different aspect of Baltimore, starting with the police force and the drug trade, then moving on to City Hall, the education system and concluding with the media. Over the course of five seasons, David Simon has endeavoured to build a city. It is a groundbreaking, complex and political look at the streets of America, detailed and fiercely intelligent; there is no other show like it on TV.
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One of the best-known experimental novels of the 1960s, this uninhibited tale centres on the hapless members of a love triangle, and their sexual obsession and shared fascination with a mythic saint. Revolving around four central - and intrinsically flawed - characters, 'Beautiful Losers' is the frank and humorous story of a nameless narrator, his wife Edith, their domineering friend and mentor 'F' and Catherine Tekakwitha, a mythic 17th-century Mohawk virgin saint. The complexities of this three-way love, pain and lust are sent spiralling by the death of Edith and 'F' at the novel's start, leading the damaged narrator to question the nature of love, sexuality and spirituality in a series of explicit flashbacks. The extraordinary and inimitable singer-songwriter's classic novel, this is Leonard Cohen's most critically acclaimed literary work, echoing the dark poetry and wry humour of his timeless songs of loss, love, sex and religion. Not just an extremely funny novel, but an incredibly original and explicit examination of friendship, sex and spirituality.
Patti Smith Dream Of Life
Portrait of the legendary musician, artist and poet known as the godmother of punk, Patti Smith emerged in the 1970's, galvanizing the music scene with her unique style of poetic rage, music, and trademark swagger. We experience this multitalented, charismatic and extremely private artist over 11 years through spoken words, performances, lyrics, interviews, paintings, and photographs.
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This volume reproduces more than 100 of Mark Rothko's paintings, prints and drawings, including many of his rectangle paintings. It features commentary on various...
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Jim Jarmusch Box Set: Volume 1
Permanent Vacation (1980): In downtown Manhattan, Allie, a twenty-something guy (Chris Parker) whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few strange and surreal characters along the way. Stranger Than Paradise (1984): Winner of the Camera d'Or for Best First Feature at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, Stranger Than Paradise not only launched Jim Jarmusch's career but also earned him recognition from critics as one of today's more inventive and creative filmmakers. Lounge Lizard musician John Lurie stars as Willie, a disenchanted New Yorker, who along with his best friend Eddie (Richard Edson) and cousin Eva (Eszter Balint), decides it's time to leave behind their boring lives in search of 'paradise.' But as their unforgettable road trip to Florida unfolds, they find that amidst the sunshine, blue skies and palm trees, their pursuit of happiness is constantly road-blocked by the very thing they can't run away from... themselves. Down By Law (1986): In one of the hippest comedies ever made, three misfits find themselves thrown together in a New Orleans jail cell. There's Zach the unemployed DJ, Jack the small-time pimp and Bob the crazy Italian tourist. Unavailable for many years, this cult hit stars Tom Waits, John Lurie and the Oscar-winning director and star of Life is Beautiful, Roberto Benigni. A film that firmly established Jim Jarmusch as the coolest director on the American independent scene.
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Duel: Special Edition
Fear is the driving force! What begins as an ordinary business trip becomes a terrifying life and death battle for David Mann (Dennis Weaver). Initially, Mann refuses to believe he is being followed by a huge diesel truck, but soon the unbelievable horror of the situation sinks in. He realises that the driver of the truck, an unseen and menacing psychopath, is indeed out to kill him... 'Duel', the classic early film from Steven Spielberg that brought him to the attention of the cinemagoing public.
Clint Eastwood: 35 / 35 Collection Box Set
Clint Eastwood's illustrious film career, both behind and in front of the camera, has spanned more than a half century and has touched generations of filmgoers across the globe. The Clint Eastwood 35/35 Collection, considered the largest feature film box set ever released for a single artist, contains 35 classic Eastwood films from the Warner library, and highlights the breadth and depth of his extraordinary work. The box set will span from Where Eagles Dare (1968), through to Invictus (2010). The set includes the classic Dirty Harry movies, Oscar� winners and nominees such as Mystic River and Unforgiven, the Westerns that propelled him to fame, gritty war movies including Letters From Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers, classic comedies such as Every Which Way But Loose, and many more besides. An additional film is The Eastwood Factor. An intimate short film from Time magazine critic and film historian Richard Schickel, The Eastwood Factor gives viewers a rare insight into the life of the filmmaker and actor. Eastwood's candid, intelligent and often humorous interviews about his work, along with Schickel's selection of scenes from his movies, result in an up-close and personal portrait of one of the great icons of our era. The documentary offers a clear reminder of why Eastwood's career as both a great filmmaker and actor has been so enduring, and his work so respected. Titles Comprise: 1. Where Eagles Dare (1968) 2. Kelly's Heroes (1970) 3. Dirty Harry (1971) 4. Magnum Force (1973) 5. The Enforcer (1976) 6. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) 7. Absolute Power (1997) 8. The Gauntlet (1977) 9. Every Which Way But Loose (1978) 10. Any Which Way You Can (1980) 11. Bronco Billy (1980) 12. Honkytonk Man (1982) 13. Firefox (1982) 14. Sudden Impact (1983) 15. Tight Rope (1984) 16. City Heat (1984) 17. Pale Rider (1985) 18. Heartbreak Ridge (1986) 19. Bird (Director's Cut) (1988) 2...
The Filth And The Fury
The story of the most notorious rock group of all time, The Sex Pistols. This video gives you the uncut, unseen, and unbelievable truth behind the Sex Pistols. Culled primarily from the band's own 20 hour plus archive of never before seen footage and painted against the economic and cultural backdrop of London in the mid 70s, The Filfth And The Fury captures the very essence of the punk movement and depicts what was to become a key transitional moment in English social history.
Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back
Live footage shot during Dylan's 1965 concert tour of England. Songs include classics 'Subterranean Homesick Blues', 'Maggie's Farm', 'The Times They Are A'Changin'' and 'It's All Right Ma I'm Only Bleeding'. The DVD also features performances from Joan Baez, Alan Price and Donovan.
La Regle Du Jeu (BFI)
Dismissed by both the public and critics on its first release, re-cut by its producers and then banned by the French government as 'demoralising', 'La Regle Du Jeu' now features in the Top Ten greatest film lists of both critics and director's, and is one of the most requested world cinema DVD releases by film fans.; ; Renoir's tale of romantic intrigues at a weekend shooting party in a country chateau is now widely recognised as one of the greatest films ever made, as a brilliant comedy disguising a study of the corruption and decay within French society on the brink of the second World War.
Stanley Kubrick Special Edition Box Set
Titles Comprise: 2001: A Space Odyssey: When a large black monolith is found beneath the surface of the moon, the reaction immediately is that it was intentionally buried. When the point of origin is confirmed as Jupiter, an expedition is sent in hopes of finding the source. When Dr. David Bowman discovers faults in the expeditionary space craft's communications system, he discovers more than he ever wanted to know. A Clockwork Orange: Stomping, whomping, stealing, singing, tap-dancing, violating, Derby-topped teddy-boy hooligan Alex (Malcolm McDowell) has his own way of having a good time. He has it at the tragic expense of others. Alex's journey from amoral punk to brainwashed proper citizen forms the dynamic arc of Stanley Kubrick's future-shook vision of Anthony Burgess's novel. Unforgettable images, startling musical counterpoints, the fascinating language used by Alex and his pals - Kubrick shapes them into a shattering whole. The Shining: Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel up in the secluded mountains of Colorado. Jack, being a family man, takes his wife and son to the hotel to keep him company throughout the long and isolated nights. During their stay strange things occur when Jack's son Danny sees gruesome images powered by a force called 'The Shining' and Jack is heavily affected by this. Along with writer's block and the demons of the hotel haunting him Jack has a complete mental breakdown and the situation takes a sinister turn for the worse. Full Metal Jacket: Full Metal Jacket begins by following the trials and tribulations of a platoon of fresh Marine Corps recruits focusing on the relationship between Gunnery Sergeant Hartman and Privates Pyle and Joker. We see Pyle grow into an instrument of death as Hartman has foreseen of all of his recruits. Through Pyle's torment and Joker's unwillingness to stand up against it the climax of part one is achieved with all three main...
A Case of Exploding Mangoes
There is an ancient saying that when lovers fall out, a plane goes down. This is the story of one such plane. Why did a Hercules C130, the world's sturdiest plane, carrying Pakistan's military dictator General Zia ul Haq, go down on 17 August, 1988? Was it because of: 1.Mechanical failure 2.Human error 3.The CIA's impatience 4.A blind woman's curse 5.Generals not happy with their pension plans 6.The mango season Or could it be your narrator, Ali Shigri? Teasing, provocative, and very, very funny, Mohammed Hanif's debut novel takes one of the subcontinent's enduring mysteries and out if it spins a tale as rich and colourful as a beggar's dream. Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Novel and shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2008.
Regarded by his neighbours as a harmless misfit, Josie has spent all his adult life as the caretaker of a crumbling petrol station on the outskirts of a small town in the mid-west of Ireland. He is limited, lonely, yet relentlessly optimistic and, in his own peculiar way, happy. Garage is the story of Josie's hapless search for intimacy over the course of a summer, which sees his life changed forever. A landmark in Irish cinema, Garage is a beautifully portrayed cinematic drama interspersed with razor sharp shards of black humour, with acutely observed characters that leaves a lasting impression. Garage is the second film from director Lenny Abrahamson and writer Mark O'Halloran, the team behind the award-winning black comedy Adam & Paul.
David Lynch Collection (3 Discs)
Set Comprises: Inland Empire: David Lynch's first film since the award-winning Mulholland Drive (and his first shot completely on digital) is a complex Hollywood mystery that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality and features an astonishing performance by Laura Dern. 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 that was never finished due to an unspeakable tragedy. Mulholland Drive: Beautiful, bizarre and strangely addictive Mulholland Drive begins as a botched hit results in the meeting of bruised brunette amnesiac Rita (Laura Harring) and blonde would-be Hollywood actress Betty (Naomi Watts - King Kong, 21 Grams). Taking the viewer on a memorable neo-noir trip through Hollywood's dark underbelly, Lynch dispenses with a conventional narrative in favour of an hallucinogenic assault on the senses that will stay with you long after the credits roll. Elephant Man: David Lynch, creator of Twin Peaks and acclaimed director of 'Eraserhead', 'Blue Velvet' and 'Wild At Heart', directs this bizarre but true story of courage and human dignity. John Hurt gives the performance of a lifetime as John Merrick, the worst 'freak' known to Victorian medical science, a man whose body is hideously distorted into a grotesque parody of an elephant. Rescued from a travelling freak show by Sir Frederick Treves, Merrick gradually reveals himself to be a strangely sweet and gentle man, remarkably unembittered by the degradation and torment he suffered at the circus. Beautifully shot by Freddie Francis and with an excellent supporting cast including Sir John Gie...
The Straight Story
The Academy Award� nominated film from David Lynch is being described as a 'Masterpiece, genius, classic... utterly, utterly great', Esquire. Alvin's eyesight is poor, he has little money and he can't stand the thought of being driven anywhere. So when he discovers his estranged brother has suffered a stroke he decides to make the journey by the only means of transport available to him... by lawn mower. Hundreds of miles, six weeks and several breakdowns later Alvin Straight finally pulls up at his destination, where the fate of his brother awaits him.
A Suitable Boy (Paperback)
Vikram Seth's novel is at its core a love story, the tale of Lata - and her mother's attempts to find her a suitable husband, through love or through exacting maternal appraisal. Set in post-Independence India and involving the lives of four large families and those who orbit them, it is also a vast panoramic exploration of a whole continent at a crucial hour as a sixth of the world's population faces its first great General Election and the chance to map its own destiny. 'A SUITABLE BOY may prove to be the most fecund as well as the most prodigious work of the latter half of this century - perhaps even the book to restore the serious reading public's faith in the contemporary novel ...You should make time for it. It will keep you company for the rest of your life' Daniel Johnson, The Times This is a splendid, massive family saga, set in post-Independence India. The legacy of the Raj is brought under the author's good-humoured but absolutely just scrutiny; Mrs Rupa Mehra goes in search of a good match for her emancipated daughter, Lata; keeping her company, the reader begins to understand the real wealth of India. Saeed Jaffrey, the actor, adds: The opportunity to read this novel came when the BBC's World Service invited me to read it for them in 20 15-minute episodes in 1997. I am deeply familiar with the Uttar Pradesh background and the characters in the novel are so real; I came across people like Mrs Roopa Mehra and family as a child. Seth has honestly, and with humour and understanding, captured the period and its characters, including the ones based on the Czech 'Bata' lot. (Kirkus UK)
M (1931) (Masters Of Cinema) (2 Discs)
Of all Fritz Lang's creations, none have been more innovative or influential than M, the film that launched German cinema into the sound era with stunning sophistication and mesmerising artistry. A spate of child killings has stricken a terrified Berlin. Peter Lorre gives a legendary performance as the murderer Hans Beckert, who soon finds himself chased by all levels of society. From cinema's first serial killer hunt, Lang pulls back to encompass social tapestry, police procedural, and underworld conspiracies in an astonishingly multi-faceted and level-headed look at a deeply incendiary topic. One of the greatest psychological thrillers of all time, M remains as fresh and startling almost 80 years on.
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The Essential John Lee Hooker Collection (3CD Tin)
Disc 1 Boom Boom Dimples Big Legs, Tight Skirt Boogie Chillun My First Wife Left Me I'm Mad Again Baby Lee Crawlin' Kingsnake Hobo Blues No shoes Whiskey and Wimmen One Way Ticket bottle Up and Go Birmingham Blues Stop Talking I'm Leaving Baby Blues Before Sunrise Little Wheel Sugar Mama (Live at the Keystone, Palo Alto, California September 1977) One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (Live In Chicago, Illinois October 1977) Disc 2 I Love You Honey Rosie Mae Dirty Ground Hog Nightmare I'm In the Mood I Can't Quit You Now Blues (Live at Newport 1963) Stop Baby, Don't Hold Me That Way (Live at Newport 1963) House Rent Boogie Flowers on the Hour Drug Store Woman Let's Make It Maudie Time Is Marching Trouble Blues Dusty Road (Aka The Hobo, Aka Hobo Blues) Five Long Years It Serves Me Right to Suffer I Can See You When You're Weak When My First Wife Left Me (Live at the Keystone, Palo Alto, California September 1977) Louise (Live at the Keystone, Palo Alto, California September 1977) Disc 3 She's Long, She's Tall Goin' To California Half A Stranger Unfriendly Woman Want Ad Blues I Wanna Walk Lou Della Mama, you Got A Daughter Moanin' Blues Process New Sally Mae The Hobo (Aka Hobo Blues, Aka Dusty Road) (Live at Newport 1960) Tupelo (Black Water Blues) (Live at Newport 1960) Tennessee Blues The Road Is Rough This is Hip Wheel and Deal Will The Circle Be Unbroken Feel Good Crawlin' Kingsnake (Live In Chicago, Illinois October 1977)
Tyrrells Natural Beetroot, Carrot & Parsnip Chips Lightly Salted 40g Pack
Carefully selected Beetroot, Carrot and Parsnip are sliced and hand cooked in sunflower oil to give you this delicious 'Gold' Great Taste Award winning all-natural snack.. Rich dark red in colour and deliciously earthy in flavour, Beetroot has been a salad favourite for years. It's now available as a healthy juice, allowing you to enjoy the nutritious benefits of this popular vegetable on the go and at your convenience.
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Coffee and Cigarettes (5.1/DTS)
Jim Jarmusch has consistently wowed audiences with his truly distinctive cinematic vision. Shot over the course of a 17-year-period, 'Coffee And Cigarettes' proves once again that Jarmusch is a true original. This time around, the director tries his hand at the short film genre, delivering 11 shorts that are all based around the seemingly insignificant acts of drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes. In the first short, 'Strange to Meet You,' Steven Wright and Roberto Benigni discuss the perks of cigarettes and coffee. In 'Somewhere in California,' Iggy Pop nervously tries to befriend Tom Waits, who decides that he can have a cigarette because he just quit. Cate Blanchett delivers a towering dual-role performance in 'Cousins,' playing both her Hollywood superstar self as well as her bitter cousin. In a similarly titled yet totally different short, Alfred Molina and Steve Coogan are brilliant in 'Cousins?' And then there is 'Delirium,' one of the best short films ever made, in which Rappers Rza and Gza (Wu-Tang Clan) discover that Bill Murray is a coffee addict, and they use their expertise to preach to him the benefits of alternative medicine. Jarmusch builds to a poetic conclusion and the film is shot in an artistic black-and-white, making 'Coffee And Cigarettes' both an impressive work and a lighthearted, yet genuine, tribute to the art of smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee.
Let England Shake
Let England Shake The Last Living Rose The Glorious Land The Words That Maketh Murder All & Everyone On Battleship Hill England In The Dark Places Bitter Branches Hanging In The Wire Written On The Forehead The Colour Of The Earth
Best Of Chet Baker Sings
Thrill Is Gone; But Not for Me; Time After Time; I Get Along Without You Very Well; There Will Never Be Another You; Look for the Silver Lining; My Funny Valentine; I Fall in Love Too Easily; Daybreak; Just Friends; I Remember You; Let's Get Lost; Long Ago and Far Away); You Don't Know What Love Is; That Old Feeling; It's Always You; I've Never Been in Love Before; My Buddy; Like Someone in Love; My Ideal
2 Days In Paris
2 Days In Paris follows two days in the relationship of a New York based couple; a French photographer Marion and American interior designer Jack-as they attempt to re-infuse their relationship with romance by taking a vacation in Europe. Their trip to Venice didn't really work out,--they both came down with gastroenteritis. They have higher hopes for Paris. But the combination of Marion's overbearing non-English speaking parents', flirtatious ex-boyfriends', and Jack's obsession with photographing every famous Parisian tombstone and conviction that French condoms are too small, only adds fuel to the fire. Will they be able to salvage their relationship?
Wartime Notebooks: And Other Texts
: Author: Marguerite Duras; RRP: Â£9.99; Marguerite Duras was one the leading intellectuals and novelists of post war France. She kept four notebooks in a cupboard in her country home in France, But until recently the importance of the material she wrote between 1943 and 1949 was not recognized. These intimate documents, chronicle each disappointment with a spontaneity and authenticity that make for an unparalleled sense of closeness with the reader. Format: Paperback; ISBN: 9781847247339; Published: 06/01/2011; Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc; Genre: Biography; Total pages: 400; Free delivery by post. This item will be delivered free, by post, usually in 4 working days (depending on your local postal service).
Psycho: 45th Anniversary Special Edition (Hitchcock)
The screen's master of suspense moves his camera into the icy blackness of the unexplained! This release marks the 45th anniversary of Psycho's original cinematic release; a film that sent shockwaves throughout the film-going public. Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of the macabre stars Anthony perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose 'old dark house' and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening. No-one knows that better than Janet Leigh, the film's ill-fated heroine who is brutally victimised in the, now-notorious, 'shower scene'. Vera Miles, Martin Balslam, John Gavin and John McIntire co-star in Hitchcock's most compelling and terrifying film. With a scintillating screenplay from Joseph Stefano and with 'that' score by Bernard Herrmann, Psycho was nominated for a multitude of Oscars, but failed to pick up a single gong... How wrong the academy were proven to be.
: Author: Salman Rushdie; RRP: Â£7.99; Format: Paperback; ISBN: 9780099511892; Published: 01/05/2008; Publisher: Vintage; Genre: Fiction; Total pages: 672; Free delivery by post. This item will be delivered free, by post, usually in 4 working days (depending on your local postal service).
: Author: Patti Smith; RRP: Â£8.99; In 1967, a chance meeting between two young people led to a romance and a lifelong friendship that would carry each to international success never dreamed of. The backdrop is Brooklyn, Chelsea Hotel, Max's Kansas City, Scribner's Bookstore, Coney Island, Warhol's Factory and the whole city resplendent. Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. Beautifully written, this is a portrait of young artists, often hungry, sated only by art and experience. Format: Paperback; ISBN: 9780747568766; Published: 04/01/2011; Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; Genre: Biography; Total pages: 320; Free delivery by post. This item will be delivered free, by post, usually in 4 working days (depending on your local postal service).
A Fine Balance
: Author: Rohinton Mistry; RRP: Â£8.99; Set in mid-1970s India, a subtle and compelling narrative about four unlikely characters. They come together in circumstances no one could have foreseen soon after the government declares a 'State of Internal Emergency'. It is a breathtaking achievement, panoramic yet humane, intensely political yet rich with local delight. Format: Paperback; ISBN: 9780571230587; Published: 19/10/2006; Publisher: Faber and Faber; Genre: Fiction; Total pages: 624; Free delivery by post. This item will be delivered free, by post, usually in 4 working days (depending on your local postal service).
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2 Discs)
In an event that has brought together Bob Dylan and Martin Scorsese, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, is the first time Dylan has participated in an exclusive film biography. This DVD covers his explosive arrival on the downtown New York City scene in 1961 - with a raspy voice, pounding guitar and stunning lyrics - through to his near-fatal motorcycle accident in Woodstock in 1966, no one had more of an impact and no one changed the landscape of contemporary music more profoundly. Private, almost reclusive and disdainful of customary forms of publicity, Dylan has now agreed to make an appearance in his own story. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the intimate and incomparable film includes an archive of exclusive footage from childhood, from the road and from backstage, as well as unreleased interviews conducted over the past 15 years with other seminal figures from those times - some of whom, like Allen Ginsberg, are long dead. Dylan, an eight time Grammy award winner, talks openly and extensively about this critical period in his career, detailing the journey from his hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota, to Greenwich Village, New York, where he became the centre of a musical and cultural upheaval, the effects of which are still felt today. For the first time, The Bob Dylan Archives has made available rare treasures from its film, tape and stills collection, including footage from Murray Lerner's film Festival, previously unreleased outtakes from D.A. Pennebaker's famed 1967 documentary Don't Look Back and interviews with Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Maria Muldaur, and many others. In anticipation of the film, members of Dylan's worldwide community of fans also contributed rarities from their own collections.
Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Blowin' in the Wind; Girl from the North Country; Masters of War; Down the Highway; Bob Dylan's Blues; A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right; Bob Dylan's Dream; Oxford Town; Talking World War III Blues; Corrina, Corrina; Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance; I Shall Be Free