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CertificationU Our Rating

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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CertificationPG Our Rating

A double helping of transmogrification with two classic versions of Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of science run amok, in which an ambitious doctor's experiments on himself turn him into a raving homicidal beast. The 1932 expressionistic spine-tingler, which influenced generations of creature-features, with a more obvious Freudian interpretation of the doctor's schizophrenia is the better of the two. The 1941 star-studded epic helmed by the legendary Victor Fleming (‘Gone with the Wind' and ‘The find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

The classic version of Frankenstein, often imitated but its stunning style has rarely been bettered. For the unfamiliar, Frankenstein tells the story of a maverick doctor's attempts to create life from the body parts of the deceased. His creation (Frankenstein's Monster...) is the tragic embodiment of goodness. More human than those around him, the monster finds himself needing friendship more and more, before embarking on a doomed relationship with a small girl who takes pity on him. Needless t find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Sumptuous, atmospheric adaptation of the gothic horror story with the emphasis on the tragic romance between the doc and his sister. Superb costumes, with Branagh looking suitably crazed as the misguided surgeon, but De Niro gets the sympathy vote, if only for putting the wind up the luvvies. find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

 

Bilbo Baggins leaves the cosy comfort of Hobbitsville for an epic adventure to return the kingdom of Erebor to the Dwarfs. It takes a bit of time to get going, but once everyone’s been introduced, Peter Jackson’s shameless three part adaptation of a 300 page book oozes with high end CGI bang and dazzle. Perfect big budget fluff.
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