Merlin - Series 5 DVD
With epic action sequences, stunning CGI and terrifying new monsters comes the fourth series of Merlin featuring the familiar blend of magic and mayhem this time with revealing secrets and old friends choosing new battles it becomes clear that the conflict for Camelot is just the beginning. Contains all 13 episodes from series five. Contains 5 discs. Cert 12.
The traditional Christmas tale will never be the same with the cleverly twisted, merrily irreverent story of a Santa so bad he's wickedly funny. Terry Zwigoff's Bad Santa stars Billy Bob Thornton as one of the most crooked, corrupted and downright hysterical Kris Kringles ever to grace the screen. Inspired by a mix of movie classics including the outrageous one-liners and outcasts of The Bad News Bears and the riotous impertinence of South Park, with a dash of the holiday spirit of A Christmas Carol, albeit one that would make Dickens wince! Billy Bob Thornton is Willie T. Stokes, a washed-up, wise-cracking Department Store Santa who can't help but be more naughty than nice. Underneath his ill-fitting red suit, Willie is actually a safecracker who makes one big score every year - on Christmas Eve. As shoppers head home from the mall, this Santa and his ingenious Elf - Willie's midget partner-incrime Marcus (Tony Cox) - crack the store safe and make off with their own holiday stash. But then comes Phoenix. Here Santa and his Elf find their annual heist endangered by a pesky store manager (the late, John Ritter), a savvy mall detective (Bernie Mac), a sexy Santa fan (Lauren Graham) and an innocent but beleaguered 8 year-old misfit (Brett Kelly) who decides to believe that Willie - as intoxicated, acid-tongued and felonious as he seems to be -- is the real Santa he's been seeking. On the heels of two films that brought him a hip, cult following and critical acclaim - Crumb and Ghost World - director Terry Zwigoff emerges with his most accessible comedy to date, all the while pulling no punches on a wild ride through Christmas' outlandish, funnier side. Laughing riotously all the way, the film skewers such classic holiday traditions as rampant commercialism, smart-mouthed mall rugrats and Santa's saintly image.
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.
Returning to the genre he helped define, Sir Ridley Scott has crafted the most unforgettable experience of 2012 in Prometheus. 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 (Marshall-Green - Devil) discover mysterious cave drawings that point to the origins of mankind, they soon find themselves aboard the spaceship Prometheus, sponsored by Weyland Industries and on a journey to uncover the secrets of humanity. Overseen by the imperious Meredith Vickers (Theron - Snow White & The Huntsman), looked after by the android David (Fassbender - X-Men: First Class), and backed up by a team of scientists Shaw and Holloway arrive on the isolated moon LV-223 to discover an abandoned alien spaceship and the truth... that not all is as it seems...
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.
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (With Online Exclusive Film Cell) (9 Discs)
This is what you've all been waiting for: the complete Star Wars saga is finally coming to Blu-ray! See the ice planet Hoth and Mos Eisley Spaceport in beautiful high definition for the first time. Featuring all 6 films and over 30 hours of extras and an Online Exclusive Limited Edition Star Wars Sentiype, this box set is a force to be reckoned with. Titles Comprise: Episode I - The Phantom Menace: The opening chapter in the fabled Star Wars saga: two Jedi knights, Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), must rescue the young Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) and help her save her home planet, Naboo, which is under blockade by the ruthless trade federation. When the federation attacks, the Jedi spirit the queen away to relative safety on the desert planet of Tattooine. It is there that Qui-Gon discovers a boy, enslaved by evil gambler Watto, who has the potential to become the most powerful of the Jedi. His name: Anakin Skywalker. Episode II - Attack Of The Clones: Anakin Skywalker disobeys the strictures of his Jedi training, embarking of a forbidden affair with Padme Amidala while his teacher Obi-Wan Kenobi's investigation of assassination attempts against the Senator leads him to the distant planet of Kamino and into the middle of a separatist plot which brings the Galactic Republic to the very brink of civil war... Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith: As the Clone Wars rages on, the rift between Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) and the Jedi Council widens. Young Jedi Knight, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), is caught in the middle, his allegiances torn. Seduced by promises of power and the temptations of the dark side, he pledges himself to the evil Darth Sidious and the Sith Order, becoming Darth Vader. Together, the Sith Lords set in motion a plot of revenge against the Jedi, in an attempt to destroy them all. Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), refusing to believe that Anakin is lost to the Sith, tries to turn his old Padawan learner back to the light side, leading to a climactic lightsaber battle that will shape the fate of the galaxy forever. Episode IV - A New Hope: Luke Skywalker, a young farm boy from Tatooine, is thrust into the struggle of the rebel alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back: Three years later, Imperial forces continue to pursue the rebels. After the rebellion's defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the Dark Side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin... Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi: In the epic conclusion of the saga, the Empire prepares to crush the rebellion with a more powerful Death Star while the rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station.
The Vampire Diaries - Seasons 1-3
It's Elena's first day back at Mystic Falls High School since the tragic death of her parents. Along with her Aunt Jenna Elena tries her best to look after her troubled younger brother Jeremy and salvage what family they have left. The first day is already shaping up to be a struggle for Elena until she meets the mysterious new kid at school Stefan. Elena is touched that he can relate to what she's going through. What Elena doesn't know is that Stefan is a vampire constantly resisting the urge to taste her blood. As their undeniable connection grows deeper Stefan's dangerous older brother Damon shows up to wreak havoc on the town of Mystic Falls - and claim Elena for himself. The Vampire Diaries is based on the bestselling book series from Alloy Entertainment which has recently been re-released and is enjoying time on The New York Times Best Sellers list.
The Hunger Games DVD
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of it's twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister's place and must rely upon her sharp instincts when she's pitted against highly trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Extras: The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games an eight part documentary covering the making of the film in all aspects from the pre production process all the way through the theatrical release and fan reactions. Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games Phenomenon. Features: Letters from the Rose Garden. Insights from Donald Sutherland on the development of his role as President Snow. Controlling the Games. Stories and concepts behind creating the Control Centre. Propaganda Film (in it's entirety). Marketing archive. "Hunger Games" DVD Contains 2 discs. Cert 15.
In The Name Of The King: Director's Cut
In The Name Of The King is a thrilling action adventure adapted from the cult computer game Dungeon Siege. Starring action superstar Jason Statham, and directed by the iconic Uwe Boll, In The Name Of The King is a breathtaking action adventure full of treachery, magic and incredible battle scenes, set against some of the most awe-inspiring vistas ever captured on film. A simple farmer (Jason Statham) is forced to take up arms after evil tyrant Gallian (Ray Liotta) unleashes a bloodthirsty army that ravages his village and ensnares his family. As the marauding forces begin to overrun the country in an effort to crush top the noble King Konreid (Burt Reynolds), the once peace-loving Farmer is forced to rise and fight for all he loves and lives for. With a band of skilled and trusted warriors, he embarks on a journey into uncharted territory on a perilous rescue mission to destroy Gallian's brutal reign of terror once and for all. Featuring an all star cast, including Ron Perlman (Hellboy), John Rhys-Davies (Lord Of The Rings) and Leelee Sobieski (Eyes Wide Shut) and containing colossal action sequences created by the world-renowned choreographer of Hero and House Of The Flying Daggers, In The Name Of The King delivers the most thrilling spectacle you could possibly imagine.
The Hunger Games (2 Discs) (With Exclusive Art Cards)
The sci-fi thriller The Hunger Games, based on the best-selling epic novels, is set in the ruins of what was once North America. Every year the Capitol of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in The Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which these 24 'Tributes' must fight with one another until one survivor remains. When her little sister is picked to compete, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers in her place. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson). If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Also starring Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Toby Jones, Wes Bentley and Lenny Kravitz.
Lost City Raiders
The year is 2048, and global warming has flooded much of Earth's land areas. A father and his two sons try to salvage treasures from sunken buildings when they are given an important assignment by the New Vatican.
The American Battleship
Starring Mario Van Peebles (21 Jump Street, Finder), Carl Weathers (Predator). When a Fleet of mysterious ships wage war against the Earth, only the crew of the USS Iowa, the last American Battleship, can prevent global Armageddon.