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Susan Foreman 21st February 2020 07:07 AM

At time of writing, the eBay / The Entertainment Store has got the 8 disc 'Stanley Kubrick: Visionary Filmmaker Collection' for £16.45

"The Stanley Kubrick: Visionary Filmmaker Collection on Blu-ray is an unprecedented 7-film, 8-disc collection. The collection features the film and bonus content from A Clockwork Orange 40th Anniversary Edition, the Blu-ray debuts of Lolita and Barry Lyndon, as well as the feature films 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut.

A Clockwork Orange 40th Anniversary Edition

Causing major controversy when first released, the film garnered four Academy Award nominations--Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing and Best Screenplay--and is #4 on AFI's Top 10 List of Best Science Fiction films of all-time.
  • Feature Film
  • New Bonus Features
  • Malcolm McDowell Looks Back: Malcolm McDowell reflects on his experience working with legendary director Stanley Kubrick on one of the seminal films of the 1970s
  • Turning Like Clockwork considers the film's ultra-violence and its cultural impact
Plus
  • Commentary by Malcolm McDowell and historian Nick Redman
  • Documentary Still Tickin': The Return of Clockwork Orange
  • Great Bolshy Yarblockos!: Making A Clockwork Orange
  • Theatrical Trailer

Lolita (1962)

Humbert, a divorced British professor of French literature, travels to small-town America for a teaching position. He allows himself to be swept into a relationship with Charlotte Haze, his widowed and sexually famished landlady, whom he marries in order that he might pursue the woman's 14-year-old flirtatious daughter, Lolita, with whom he has fallen hopelessly in love, but whose affections shall be thwarted by a devious trickster named Clare Quilty.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Stanley Kubrick's dazzling, Academy Award®-winning achievement (Special Visual Effects) is an allegorical puzzle on the evolution of man and a compelling drama of man vs. machine. Featuring a stunning meld of music and motion, the film was also Oscar®-nominated for Best Director, Art Direction and Writing. Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke) first visits the prehistoric age-ancestry past, then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted space, perhaps even into immortality.

Special Features:
  • Commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood
  • Documentary 2001: The Making of a Myth
  • Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001
  • Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001
  • What Is Out There?
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey Conceptual Artwork
  • Look: Stanley Kubrick!
  • Audio-only Bonus: 1966 Kubrick Interview Conducted by Jeremy Bernstein

Barry Lyndon (1975)

Redmond Barry (Ryan O'Neal) is a young, roguish Irishman who's determined, in any way, to make a life for himself as a wealthy nobleman. Enlisting in the British Army and fighting in Europe's Seven Years War, Barry deserts, then joins the Prussian army, gets promoted to the rank of a spy, and becomes a pupil to a Chevalier and con artist/gambler. Barry then lies, dupes, duels and seduces his way up the social ladder, entering into a lustful but loveless marriage to a wealthy countess named Lady Lyndon. He takes the name of Barry Lyndon, settles in England with wealth and power beyond his wildest dreams, before eventually falling into ruin.

The Shining (1980)

From a script he co-adapted from the Stephen King novel, Kubrick melds vivid performances, menacing settings, dreamlike tracking shots and shock after shock into a milestone of the macabre. The Shining is the director's epic tale of a man in a snowbound hotel descending into murderous delusions. In a signature role, Jack Nicholson ("Heeeere's Johnny!") stars as Jack Torrance, who's come to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel as off-season caretaker with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd).

Special Features:
  • Commentary by Steadicam inventor/operator Garrett Brown and historian John Baxter
  • Vivian Kubrick's Documentary The Making of the Shining with Optional Commentary
  • View from the Overlook: Crafting The Shining
  • The Visions of Stanley Kubrick and Wendy Carlos, Composer

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

A superb ensemble falls in for Stanley Kubrick's brilliant saga about the Vietnam War and the dehumanizing process that turns people into trained killers. The scathing indictment of a film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. Joker (Matthew Modine), Animal Mother (Adam Baldwin), Gomer (Vincent D'Onofrio), Eightball (Dorian Harewood) and Cowboy (Arliss Howard) are some of the Marine recruits experiencing boot-camp hell under the punishing command of the foul-mouthed Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermy). The action is savage, the story unsparing, and the dialogue is spiked with scathing humor.

Special Features:
  • Commentary by Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey and critic/screenwriter Jay Cocks
  • Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Kubrick's daring and controversial last film is a bracing psychosexual journey through a haunting dreamscape, a riveting suspense tale and a career milestone for stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Cruise plays a doctor who plunges into an erotic foray that threatens his marriage - and may ensnare him in a murder mystery--after his wife's (Kidman) admission of sexual longings. As the story sweeps from doubt and fear to self-discovery and reconciliation, Kubrick orchestrates it with masterful flourishes. His graceful tracking shots, rich colors and startling images are some of the bravura traits that show Kubrick as a filmmaker for the ages.

Special Features:
  • Three-Part Documentary: The Last Movie: Stanley Kubrick and Eyes Wide Shut
  • The Haven/Mission Control,
  • Artificial Intelligence or The Writer Robot,
  • EWS: A Film by Stanley Kubrick

Other Features
  • Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick
  • Interview Gallery Featuring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Steven Spielberg
  • Kubrick's 1998 Directors Guild of America D.W. Griffith Award acceptance speech

Bonus Disc
  • Jan Harland Documentaries: A Life in Pictures and O Lucky Man"


Susan Foreman 10th March 2020 02:09 PM

At time of writing, Amazon UK has got the 2-disc 'Midsommar: Director's Cut' Blu-Ray for £7:00

"Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight."

DISC ONE
  • The Film (Director's Cut) - 170:15
DISC TWO
  • The Film (Theatrical Cut) - 147:05
  • Let the Festivities Begin: Manifesting Midsommar


Susan Foreman 10th June 2020 09:55 AM

At time of writing, Amazon UK has got the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of 'XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage' for £3.49

"Vin Diesel stars in this action sequel directed by D.J. Caruso. After being left for dead, government agent Xander Cage (Diesel) resurfaces with handler Augustus Eugene Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson) tasked with recovering a powerful new weapon known as Pandora's Box. The weapon, which has the ability to control every military satellite in the world, has fallen into the hands of a deadly group of terrorists led by the notorious Xiang (Donnie Yen). Recruiting a crack team of thrill-seekers to help him with his mission, Cage soon finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy that leads right to the highest echelons of global governance. The cast also includes Deepika Padukone, Tony Jaa, Ruby Rose and Toni Collette. "


J Harker 15th June 2020 07:55 AM

I don't know if they're bargains as such but the Vestron blu ray releases are all at £10 on Amazon at the moment.

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Susan Foreman 1st July 2020 06:40 AM

At time of writing, Amazon UK has got the 7-disc "Police Academy - The Complete Collection" for £15.99

"Collection of all seven films from the highly successful comedy series. In 'Police Academy' (1984), a new mayor offers a motley crew of misfits the chance to oil the wheels of justice when he lifts the restrictions that normally apply for recruiting new members to the police force. The academy has the onerous task of knocking them into law-enforcing shape.

'Police Academy 2 - Their First Assignment' (1985) sees six of the inept recruits being transferred to another precinct, where the lieutenant's promotion depends on them flunking their training course. They also face trouble on the streets in the form of a gang of sociopaths, led by a psychobabbling lunatic.

In 'Police Academy 3 - Back in Training' (1986), the police budget is being cut, so one of the two training academies faces the chop. It's up to the former graduates of Commandant Lassard (George Gaynes)'s academy to save their old training ground.

In 'Police Academy 4 - Citizens On Patrol' (1987), our rookie cops try to involve the local community in order to prevent crime. However, their efforts are thwarted by Captain Harris (G. W. Bailey) who is determined to scupper the plans of the group which has caused him so much trouble in the past.

'Police Academy 5 - Assignment Miami Beach' (1988) sees Commandant Lassard finally reach retirement age. The whole gang fly down to Miami to watch him receive an award. The only problem is that he's picked up the wrong bag at the airport and is now in possession of some stolen diamonds belonging to a bunch of crooks.

In 'Police Academy 6 - City Under Siege' (1989), a criminal holds the city to ransom by masterminding a spate of burglaries and fraud. To make matters worse, the rookie cops have a plan to stop him.

'Police Academy 7 - Mission to Moscow' (1994) sees the fabled police team helping out in post-Soviet Union Russia. The Russians have a problem on their hands when Mafia godfather Konali (Ron Perlman) hatches a plan to control the entire world via an addictive computer game. The fate of the planet lies in the police academy's hands, much to the planet's concern... "



Demdike@Cult Labs 21st July 2020 06:24 PM

There are a few BFI dual format releases sold by Amazon for £7.99 including Eye of the Needle and The Kenneth Anger Magick Lantern Cycle (which i just ordered).

The Anger release isn't normally in promotions and is usually into the teens of pounds.

Justin101 21st July 2020 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 630731)
There are a few BFI dual format releases sold by Amazon for £7.99 including Eye of the Needle and The Kenneth Anger Magick Lantern Cycle (which i just ordered).

The Anger release isn't normally in promotions and is usually into the teens of pounds.

I think I picked up Kenneth Anger in Fopp for £6 back when they had those deals, but it was a rare find indeed! As you say it's not normally on offer. I actually thought it was OOP but obviously not! Enjoy Scorpio Rising. :cool:

Demdike@Cult Labs 21st July 2020 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Justin101 (Post 630734)
I think I picked up Kenneth Anger in Fopp for £6 back when they had those deals, but it was a rare find indeed! As you say it's not normally on offer. I actually thought it was OOP but obviously not! Enjoy Scorpio Rising. :cool:

Cheers :thumb:

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 21st July 2020 08:24 PM

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