Award-winning historical slave-narrative drama directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film follows the experience of Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), an African-American living with a wife and two children in Saratoga, New York, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery by men claiming to offer him work as a circus musician.
Transported by ship to New Orleans, it isn't long before he is given a new name and sold to William Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch), a relatively empathetic slave owner. But confrontations with the cruel and violent overseer John Tibeats (Paul Dano) lead to Solomon being passed on by Ford to the extremely abusive and alcoholic planter Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender), who rules his slaves with a whip in one hand and a Bible in the other.
Believing the only hope of regaining his freedom is to remain passive for the time being, Solomon ceases fighting against the illegitimacy of his situation until salvation is offered to him by a kindly labourer named Bass (Brad Pitt).
Nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Ejiofor), Best Supporting Actor (Fassbender) and Best Director (McQueen), and won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama and BAFTA's for Best Leading Actor (Ejiofor) and Best Film.
Contains: 1 disc. Cert 15.
Delve into your next box set adventure as the fight against terror takes on a sinister new twist in Homeland Season 3 Blu-Ray.
The third season opens during the aftermath of the horrific terror attack that decimated US intelligence and prompted a global manhunt for the world's most wanted terrorist Nick Brody.
As Carrie and Saul begin to pick up the pieces of their shattered professional lives, they are swept up in the political and media firestorm surrounding the terror attack and the subsequent search for Brody's whereabouts.
- Homeland Season 3 Blu-Ray
- The complete season 3
- Stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis
- Suitable for age 15 and over
Award-winning crime drama directed by David O. Russell and starring Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper.
Based on the Abscam sting operation of the late 1970s and early 1980s, the story follows FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Cooper) as he blackmails conman Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) and his lover Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) into helping him with a case after a successful investigation into the pair's own foreign banking scam.
Although DiMaso's sights are initially set on New Jersey Mayor Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner), the investigation is broadened to include influential members of Congress who are suspected of taking bribes.
The supporting cast includes Jennifer Lawrence as Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn, Louis C.K. as DiMaso's superior at the FBI and Robert De Niro as ex-mafia hitman Victor Telleggio who has now turned to the casino business as a means of making money.
Contains 1 disc. Cert 15.
'Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the true story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title - "The Wolf of Wall Street". Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack, modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough. Contains 1 disc. Cert 18.
A powerful story based on one family's survival of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, The Impossible stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and is directed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage). Based on a true story, The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria (Naomi Watts) and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives. Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, The Impossible is a journey to the core of the human heart. Contains: 1 disc. Cert 12.
Schindler's List: Triple Play (Blu-ray, UV Copy with Digital Copy) 20th Anniversary Edition
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Based on a true story, Schindler's List is Steven Spielberg's epic drama of World War II Holocaust survivors and the man who unexpectedly came to be their saviour. Unrepentant womaniser and war profiteer Oskar Schindler uses Polish Jews as cheap labour to produce cookware for the Third Reich. But after witnessing the violent liquidation of the walled ghetto where the Krakow Jews have been forced to live, Schindler slowly begins to realise the immense evil of Nazism. When his own employees are sent to a work camp, they come under the terrorising reign of sadistic Nazi Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes). With the help of his accountant, Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley), Schindler creates a list of essential Jews. Bribing Goeth, Schindler manages to get 1,100 people released from the camp and brought to the safety of his munitions factory in Czechoslovakia. Spielberg's glorious film is wondrously evocative, visually stunning, and emotionally stirring. Cert 15.
The true story of Richard Phillips, the cargo ship captain who surrenders himself over to Somali pirates so that his crew could be let free is adapted by screenwriter Billy Ray in this Paul Greengrass-directed docu-drama starring Tom Hanks. Contains 1 disc. Cert 12.
The complete third season of the US legal drama that follows the cases of a pair of New York lawyers, only one of whom attended law school. In this season, a high-profile case involving the oil executive Dr. Ava Hessington (Michelle Fairley) pits Harvey (Gabriel Macht) against his former mentor Cameron Dennis (Gary Cole), who is leading the prosecution. Meanwhile, Mike (Patrick J. Adams) must deal with the potential consequences of his revelations to Rachel (Meghan Markle) about his past.
The episodes are: The Arrangement, 'I Want You to Want Me, Unfinished Business, Conflict of Interest, Shadow of a Doubt, The Other Time, She's Mine, Endgame, Bad Faith, Stay, Buried Secrets, Yesterday's Gone,'Moot Point, Heartburn, know when to fold em and no way out. Contains 2 discs. Cert 15.
After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he's been cheating on, she realises they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three timing ex. Hilarious comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton. Contains: 1 disc. Cert 12.
Contains all episodes of the first four series of the ITV costume drama, following the lives and loves of those above and below stairs in an English stately home. This collection also includes the Christmas Day episodes from 2011 & 2012.
1) The Making Of - A full and detailed Behind the Scenes of Series 4 including a look at changes in fashion and how the house is moving forward, with new cast members and exciting storylines.
2) Downton Diaries - The cast bring fans even closer to the world of Downton, with this exclusive look into a typical day on the set of Downton, from the arrival on location, hair & make up, to costumes and working with the cast.
3) Meet the new cast - An exciting look at the new characters joining the UK's number 1 TV drama and what we can expect to see from them.
Contains 13 discs. Cert 12.
A troubled CIA operative worries that a rescued marine, a long-time POW, may be an enemy agent with a connection to Al Qaeda and part of a plan to commit a terrorist act on U.S. soil. Contains 12 discs. Cert 15.
A series following the life of Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) who falls in love with a vampire named Stephan (Paul Wesley) but the plot thickens when Stephen's vicious brother comes back to town cause havoc. Both brothers have feelings for Elena and it is soon discovered that she is a descendant of their past love Katherine Pierce. Includes every episode from series 1-4.
Contains 4 discs. Cert 15.