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The Adventure Game, precursor to The Crystal Maze, is now out on DVD

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The Adventure Game, precursor to The Crystal Maze, is now out on DVD

A galactic game show like no other, and a 1980s celeb-fest. The world is ready for The Adventure Game once again! The BBC's spiritual precursor to The Crystal Maze, The Adventure Game was a part-scripted sci-fi  family game show which ran for six years from 1980-1986. Since then it has become a cult phenomenon amongst nostalgic fans who remember it from their childhoods. It even ranked 39 on Channel 4's list of 100 Greatest Kid's TV shows! The wonderfully bizarre The Adventure Game sees a mix of celebrities and ordinary contestants transported to the fictional planet Arg, where they are...

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What the Dickens? Charles Dickens DVD releases

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What the Dickens? Charles Dickens DVD releases

  Six classic BBC TV adaptations, made in the 1950s and 1960s, of Charles Dickens’ masterworks – available on DVD for the first time ever this July and August. Great Expectations- Released 3rd July   Written by acclaimed playwright Hugh Leonard, this piercing 1967 BBC production of Dickens’ tangled tale, of a poor orphan elevated into wealth, then humbled by pride and love, stars John Tate, Gary Bond and Francesca Annis.  Our Mutual Friend - Released  3rd July Originally broadcast in 30-minute episodes in 1958, this landmark BBC adaptation of Dickens’ satirical novel of love, loss and naked greed is now...

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Woody Allen: His Best Film Quotes

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Woody Allen: His Best Film Quotes

The writer, director, stand-up comic and jazz musician was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg in 1935, in New York. His career spans more than 50 years and to date he has won three Oscars for Best Screenplay, and a Best Director statue for Annie Hall. Here’s a trivia challenge for you. Which Woody Allen film features the quote:   “I can’t listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland”?   Read our selection of some of his best one-liners to find the answer.   Enjoy a selection of some of his best. “Life is divided into...

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Top 10 Most Influential Musical Films

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Top 10 Most Influential Musical Films

La La Land may not have won the Best Film Oscar, but it has won hearts all over the world. And it has reignited our love of the musical! To celebrate the DVD release of the multi-award-winner, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, we take a look back at some of our favourite musicals which helped inspire director Damien Chazelle.   Grease (1978) One of the most recognisable Hollywood musical dramas loved by fans of all ages! This energetic 1970s adaptation of the stage production, about summer love between rebel Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and good-girl Sandy (Olivia Newton-John), remains...

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Classic Film Releases on DVD in June

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Classic Film Releases on DVD in June

  This month boasts a fine selection of covetable film classics re-released on DVD, including Fellini’s La Strada and Marlon Brando’s The Wild One. Feast your eyes…    Madame De… Romantic masterpiece directed by the legendary French director, Max Ophüls. Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux star as a general and his wife in fin-de-siècle Paris. He’s a witty and urbane man of the world, she a flirtatious society butterfly who falls passionately in love with an Italian diplomat played by Vittorio De Sica. She sells a pair of earrings, a wedding present from her husband, in order to pay off...

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