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Certification15 Our Rating

1984 (1984)

Certification15 Our Rating

Made in 1984 this terrifying indictment of post-war Britain was particularly poignant at the height of the Thatcher era without sidestepping any of the issues. John Hurt perfectly captures the mood of the book and Richard Burton puts in a swansong performance. A modern British classic. find out more...

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Jules Verne's classic underwater adventure is brought vividly to life in this 1950's Disney adaptation, thanks in large part to some great monster effects, and James Mason's scene stealing portrayal of Captain Nemo as mad genius. Huge fun.

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Certification18 Our Rating

Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble travelling tax collector, arrives in a small town, but, the inns all being full, he ends up spending the night in the haunted Lan Ro temple. There he meets Taoist swordsman Yen Che-Hsia, who warns him to stay out of trouble, and the beautiful Nieh Hsiao-Tsing, with whom he falls in love. Unfortunately, Hsiao-Tsing is a ghost, bound for all eternity by a hideous tree spirit with an incredibly long tongue that wraps itself round its victims and sucks out their life essence find out more...

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Jim Carrey dominates this latest version of the classic Dickens story in which an elderly Victorian miser is taken on a redemptive trip through his past, present and future. Using 'performance capture' animation this stylish film sticks closely to the book, though with added ghoulishness.
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Certification12 Our Rating

Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840's London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge the error of his ways. Will Scrooge reform his ways in time to celebrate Christmas?
Well-received version of an extremely familiar morality tale.

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The traditional video for Christmas day afternoon viewing. Scrooge, Bob Cratchet and of course Tiny Tim in this glossy, though faithful adaption, of the Charles Dickens classic. If this one doesn't bring a tear to your eye... Humbug! And the glorious town of Shrewsbury has never looked so good... find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Director Michael Winterbottom is out to film the unfilmable novel: an adaptation of Laurence Sterne's sprawling 18th Century masterpiece of digression, ‘The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman'. What begins as a seemingly straightforward attempt to recreate the frenetic novel - starring Steve Coogan as the title figure and Rob Brydon as his Uncle Toby - quickly derails into a behind-the-scenes document of the film's actual production. A funny, biting and occasionally touching ode to find out more...

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An adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's play, which caused such a scandal with its critical stance on marriage. The film was shot entirely on location in Norway and features a haunting score by Michel Legrand. find out more...

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The original and best adaptation of Hemingway's sweeping WW1 novel. Cooper positively smoulders as the US ambulanceman who falls in love with an English nurse and finally goes AWOL to join her only to find, tragically, that he may be too late. Oscars for Best Cinematography and Sound. find out more...