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The World at War (Blu-ray disc): Carl Davis, Laurence Olivier, Eric Porter, Jeremy Isaacs, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill The World at War (Blu-ray disc)
Carl Davis, Laurence Olivier, Eric Porter, Jeremy Isaacs, Adolf Hitler, … 2
R912 R743 Discovery Miles 7 430 Save R169 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Sir Laurence Olivier and Eric Porter narrate Jeremy Isaacs' epic documentary series, chronicling the events of the Second World War. The episodes included are: 'A New Germany - 1933-1939'; 'Distant War - 1939-1940'; 'France Falls - May-June 1940'; 'Alone in Britain - May 1940-June 1941'; 'Barbarossa - June-December 1941'; 'Banzai - Japan Strikes - 1941-1942'; 'On Our Way - America Enters the War - 1939-1942'; 'Desert - The War in North Africa - 1940-1943'; 'Stalingrad - 1942-1943'; 'Wolfpack - 1939-1944'; 'Red Star - The Soviet Union - 1941-1943'; 'Whirlwind - Bombing Germany - September 1939-April 1944'; 'Tough Old Gut - 1942-1943'; 'It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow - 1942-1943'; 'Home Fires'; 'Inside the Reich - Germany 1940-1944'; 'Morning - June 1944'; 'Occupation - 1940-1943'; 'Pincers - August 1944'; 'Genocide - 1933-1945'; 'Nemesis - Feb-May 1945'; 'Japan - 1941-1945'; 'Pacific - Feb 1942-May 1945 The Island to Island War'; 'The Bomb - Feb-Sept 1945'; 'Reckoning - April 1945'; 'Remember'; 'Secretary to Hitler'; 'Who Won World War II?'; and 'Warrior'; 'Hitler's Germany - 1933-1939'; 'Hitler's Germany - 1939-1945'; 'The Two Deaths of Hitler'; 'The Final Solution - Part 1'; and 'The Final Solution - Part 2'. Isaacs also presents a special 'Making of' feature.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (DVD): Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Gambon, Bai Ling, Omid... Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (DVD)
Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Gambon, Bai Ling, … 1
R248 R39 Discovery Miles 390 Save R209 (84%) Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

The debut feature for director Kerry Conran, this sci-fi action adventure romp pays homage to comics and serials of the 1940s such as Flash Gordon and Superman. Gwyneth Paltrow stars as intrepid reporter Polly Perkins, who suspects a connection between the mysterious disappearance of many of the world's top scientists, and a recent attack on New York City by giant robots - and decides to investigate. She enlists the help of her former beau, heroic flying ace Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan (Jude Law). The two, helped by the dextrous Franky (Angelina Jolie) and technical whiz Dex (Giovanni Ribisi), uncover a plot by mad scientist Dr Totenkopf (Laurence Olivier in archive footage) to create a 'World of Tomorrow' - and destroy the world of today. A race against time begins as our heroes do all they can to save the planet before it is too late...

Clash Of The Titans  - (1981) (DVD): Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Maggie Smith Clash Of The Titans - (1981) (DVD)
Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Maggie Smith 1
R37 Discovery Miles 370 Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

You've visited lands where a cyclops roams (The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad), skeletons duel (Jason And The Argonauts) and cowboys lasso dinosaurs (The Valley Of Gwangi). They are the worlds of Ray Harryhausen, the stop-motion effects master who creates another dazzling realm in Clash of the Titans.

Olympian gods, mythological monsters and heroic mortals populate this imaginative spectacle. Harry Hamlin is Perseus, mortal son of Zeus and champion of captive Andromeda.

From that storyline, Harryhausen unleashes sea creature Kraken, snake-haired Medusa, swamp denizen Calibos, flying horse Pegasus, two-headed dog Dioskilos, giant scorpions and all manner of eye-popping adventure.

Let the clash begin!

The World at War (DVD): Carl Davis, Laurence Olivier, Eric Porter, Jeremy Isaacs, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill The World at War (DVD)
Carl Davis, Laurence Olivier, Eric Porter, Jeremy Isaacs, Adolf Hitler, … 3
R798 R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Save R47 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Sir Laurence Olivier and Eric Porter narrate Jeremy Isaacs' epic documentary series, chronicling the events of the Second World War. The episodes included are: 'A New Germany - 1933-1939'; 'Distant War - 1939-1940'; 'France Falls - May-June 1940'; 'Alone in Britain - May 1940-June 1941'; 'Barbarossa - June-December 1941'; 'Banzai - Japan Strikes - 1941-1942'; 'On Our Way - America Enters the War - 1939-1942'; 'Desert - The War in North Africa - 1940-1943'; 'Stalingrad - 1942-1943'; 'Wolfpack - 1939-1944'; 'Red Star - The Soviet Union - 1941-1943'; 'Whirlwind - Bombing Germany - September 1939-April 1944'; 'Tough Old Gut - 1942-1943'; 'It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow - 1942-1943'; 'Home Fires'; 'Inside the Reich - Germany 1940-1944'; 'Morning - June 1944'; 'Occupation - 1940-1943'; 'Pincers - August 1944'; 'Genocide - 1933-1945'; 'Nemesis - Feb-May 1945'; 'Japan - 1941-1945'; 'Pacific - Feb 1942-May 1945 The Island to Island War'; 'The Bomb - Feb-Sept 1945'; 'Reckoning - April 1945'; 'Remember'; 'Secretary to Hitler'; 'Who Won World War II?'; and 'Warrior'; 'Hitler's Germany - 1933-1939'; 'Hitler's Germany - 1939-1945'; 'The Two Deaths of Hitler'; 'The Final Solution - Part 1'; and 'The Final Solution - Part 2'. Isaacs also presents a special 'Making of' feature.

Various Artists - Othello (DVD): Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Joyce Redman, Frank Finlay, Derek Jacobi, Robert Lang, Kenneth... Various Artists - Othello (DVD)
Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Joyce Redman, Frank Finlay, Derek Jacobi, …
R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

John Dexter's National Theatre production is transfered to film by Stuart Burge. This is one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, with Laurence Olivier in the title role.

The Boys from Brazil (Blu-ray disc): Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Uta Hagen, Steve Guttenberg,... The Boys from Brazil (Blu-ray disc)
Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Uta Hagen, …
R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman (Laurence Olivier) is aghast when he stumbles upon a plot by war criminal Josef Mengele (Gregory Peck) to produce clones of Adolf Hitler using cells taken from the late dictator's body. It is Mengele's intention to reproduce Hitler not only genetically but in terms of his upbringing, as the boys created from the cells are to grow up in environments as close as possible to the Fuhrer's.

The Longest Day/A Bridge Too Far/Patton (DVD): John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Rod Steiger, Robert Ryan, Robert... The Longest Day/A Bridge Too Far/Patton (DVD)
John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Rod Steiger, Robert Ryan, … 1
R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Triple bill of classic WWII film dramas. In 'The Longest Day' (1962) an all-star international cast heads the tale of the Allied Landings in Normandy in 1944. Events are seen from various points of view, including the Germans', in an epic and spectacular style. Along with the 43 international stars, the film used 23,000 Allied troops and, despite costing over $10 million to make, it has now become one of the most successful films of its genre. John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and Henry Fonda head the cast. 'A Bridge Too Far' (1977) is Richard Attenborough's similarly star-studded account of the failed 1944 Arnheim assault. Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Robert Redford and Sean Connery are among those battling against insurmountable odds - foul weather, bad luck, negligence on the part of intelligence officers - to secure one of the bridges essential to the Allied advance into Germany. Gene Hackman, Michael Caine and Anthony Hopkins also star. The life and times of America's most famous modern general, George Patton (George C. Scott), are recreated in 'Patton' (1970) which focuses on the general's controversial exploits during the Second World War, where he eventually gave up command of the Seventh Army after slapping a soldier and accusing him of being a coward.

A   Queen Is Crowned (Blu-ray disc): Laurence Olivier, Castleton Knight, Guy Warrack, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The... A Queen Is Crowned (Blu-ray disc)
Laurence Olivier, Castleton Knight, Guy Warrack, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, … 1
R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Documentary record of the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, narrated by Laurence Olivier. The only feature-length document of the coronation to be filmed in Technicolor, the programme offers a glimpse into the pomp and ceremony of the occasion and approaches the event with a celebratory air. As well as footage of the ceremony itself, held at Westminster Abbey, coverage of the subsequent procession through London, with the streets lined with thousands of spectators, is included. Castleton Knight directs and produces, with music from Guy Warrack.

Long Day's Journey Into Night (DVD): Laurence Olivier, Constance Cummings, Denis Quilley, Ronald Pickup, Maureen Lipman Long Day's Journey Into Night (DVD)
Laurence Olivier, Constance Cummings, Denis Quilley, Ronald Pickup, Maureen Lipman; Contributions by … 1
R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Laurence Olivier stars in this National Theatre Company production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Part of the ITV 'Sunday Night Theatre' strand, the play covers one day in 1912, graphically portraying the playwright's volatile home life, complete with a drug-addicted mother, an ex-actor father who takes to the bottle to escape his lack of fame, and an emotionally stunted elder brother.

The Three Sisters (DVD): Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates, Joan Plowright, Derek Jacobi, Jeanne Watts, Louise Purnell, John Sichel,... The Three Sisters (DVD)
Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates, Joan Plowright, Derek Jacobi, Jeanne Watts, … 1
R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A direct filming of Laurence Olivier's stage version of Chekhov's play about compromise, dissatisfaction and broken dreams. Olga (Jeanne Watts), Irina (Louise Purnell) and Masha (Joan Plowright) are the three daughters of a deceased Russian General, who, along with their brother Andrei (Derek Jacobi), dream constantly of their former life in Moscow. Now living in a small town, they find life hopelessly provincial and meaningless, and despair of ever finding meaning or romance in their dull lives. Despite Andrei's marriage to a local girl and Masha's affair with a soldier, their hopes of a more glamorous and exciting life begin to fade, until tragedy eventually befalls the ill-fated family.

Frost On Sunday (DVD): David Frost, Laurence Olivier, Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Michael Palin, Rolf Harris, Marty Feldman,... Frost On Sunday (DVD)
David Frost, Laurence Olivier, Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Michael Palin, …
R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A compilation of highlights from the late 1960s/early 1970s variety show hosted by David Frost, featuring appearances by Laurence Olivier, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, Michael Palin, Rolf Harris, Marty Feldman, Des O'Connor, Kenneth Williams and John Alderton, as well as sketches by the 'Two Ronnies': Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker.

This Happy Breed (Blu-ray disc): Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Stanley Holloway, John Mills, Kay Walsh, John Blythe, Eileen... This Happy Breed (Blu-ray disc)
Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Stanley Holloway, John Mills, Kay Walsh, … 1
R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

An episodic tale of an average working class family in the interwar years. Narrated by Laurence Olivier and directed by David Lean, the story traces the melodrama caused by illicit affairs, family bereavement, the first ripples of women's liberation and political instability in the country during the General Strike. It highlights the fact that these internal wranglings are all happening in one house in an average street, and that each average house has its own dramatic stories to tell. Adapted from Noel Coward's stage play.

A   Queen Is Crowned (DVD): Laurence Olivier, Castleton Knight, Guy Warrack, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Queen... A Queen Is Crowned (DVD)
Laurence Olivier, Castleton Knight, Guy Warrack, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, … 1
R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Documentary record of the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, narrated by Laurence Olivier. The only feature-length document of the coronation to be filmed in Technicolor, the programme offers a glimpse into the pomp and ceremony of the occasion and approaches the event with a celebratory air. As well as footage of the ceremony itself, held at Westminster Abbey, coverage of the subsequent procession through London, with the streets lined with thousands of spectators, is included. Castleton Knight directs and produces, with music from Guy Warrack.

The Male of the Species - Three Plays By Alun Owen (DVD): Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Anna Calder-Marshall, Paul Scofield The Male of the Species - Three Plays By Alun Owen (DVD)
Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Anna Calder-Marshall, Paul Scofield; Contributions by Alun Owen, … 1
R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Three-part sequence of plays filmed in the 1960s featuring Sean Connery, Michael Caine and narration from Laurence Olivier. Anna Calder-Marshall stars as Mary MacNeil, a young woman who struggles to form a satisfactory relationship with any man. As well as facing up to the demands of her sexist and confrontational father (Connery), Mary must deal with the smooth charm of playboy Cornelius (Caine), who becomes besotted with her. Mary is also romanced by Emlyn Bowen (Paul Scofield), a QC who is several years older than her and seems to possess the compassion, respect and tolerance her father so badly lacks. Which of the three men, if any, will ultimately win her heart?

Henry V (DVD): Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton Henry V (DVD)
Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton
R84 Discovery Miles 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Laurence Olivier directs and stars in this classic adaptation of Shakespeare's play about the king who led England to victory in the Battle of Agincourt. The film pays tribute to its origins by opening in a version of the Globe Theatre in 17th century London, where Henry (Olivier) takes to the stage along with a variety of nobles to discuss his plans to stake a claim to the French throne. As the range of Henry's ambitions make themselves known, the theatrical artifice gives way to a more naturalised style and follows Henry as he sets sail from Southampton with his army. Inspired by Henry, the invading English hand the French several defeats, culminating in a triumph against far superior numbers at Agincourt. Shot during WWII, the film was designed to raise morale in the ongoing battle against Nazi Germany and earned Olivier an Academy Award for his 'outstanding achievement' in bringing the film to screen.

Q Planes (DVD): Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Valerie Hobson, George Merritt, George Curzon, George Butler, Frank Fox,... Q Planes (DVD)
Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Valerie Hobson, George Merritt, George Curzon, … 1
R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Wartime spy comedy starring Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson and Valerie Hobson. Scotland Yard's Major Hammond (Richardson) is called in to investigate the disappearance of several missing British planes. Teaming up with dashing pilot Tony McVane (Olivier), Hammond discovers that enemy agents are bringing down the aircraft with a powerful ray, projected from a ship in the Atlantic. When McVane too is abducted from the skies, Hammond has to speed to his rescue.

The Merchant of Venice (DVD): Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Jeremy Brett, Michael Jayston, Anthony Nicholls, Anna Carteret,... The Merchant of Venice (DVD)
Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Jeremy Brett, Michael Jayston, Anthony Nicholls, … 1
R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The National Theatre Company, headed by the late Sir Laurence Olivier, perform this production of Shakespeare's play. In Venice of the 1880s, Jewish moneylender Shylock (Olivier) provides young Antonio (Anthony Nichols) with a loan, stating that if it is not repaid he will claim a pound of flesh. When Antonio's bond defaults, Shylock attempts to claim his grisly compensation in a court of law, but Portia (Joan Plowright) pleads Antonio's case.

The Ebony Tower (DVD): Laurence Olivier, Toyah Wilcox, Greta Scacchi, Roger Rees, Georgina Melville, Yves Brainville, Denise... The Ebony Tower (DVD)
Laurence Olivier, Toyah Wilcox, Greta Scacchi, Roger Rees, Georgina Melville, … 1
R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A study of an ageing painter (Laurence Olivier) and his extraordinary relationship with two young female students. He enjoys an idyllic existence with them until the arrival of a young artist upsets the equilibrium.

Henry V (Blu-ray disc): Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Esmond Knight, Leo Genn, Felix Aylmer, Ralph Truman,... Henry V (Blu-ray disc)
Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Esmond Knight, Leo Genn, …
R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Laurence Olivier directs and stars in this classic adaptation of Shakespeare's play about the king who led England to victory in the Battle of Agincourt. The film pays tribute to its origins by opening in a version of the Globe Theatre in 17th century London, where Henry (Olivier) takes to the stage along with a variety of nobles to discuss his plans to stake a claim to the French throne. As the range of Henry's ambitions make themselves known, the theatrical artifice gives way to a more naturalised style and follows Henry as he sets sail from Southampton with his army. Inspired by Henry, the invading English hand the French several defeats, culminating in a triumph against far superior numbers at Agincourt. Shot during WWII, the film was designed to raise morale in the ongoing battle against Nazi Germany and earned Olivier an Academy Award for his 'outstanding achievement' in bringing the film to screen.

The World at War (Blu-ray disc): Carl Davis, Laurence Olivier, Eric Porter, Jeremy Isaacs, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill The World at War (Blu-ray disc)
Carl Davis, Laurence Olivier, Eric Porter, Jeremy Isaacs, Adolf Hitler, … 1
R990 R886 Discovery Miles 8 860 Save R104 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Sir Laurence Olivier and Eric Porter narrate Jeremy Isaacs' epic documentary series, chronicling the events of the Second World War. The episodes included are: 'A New Germany - 1933-1939'; 'Distant War - 1939-1940'; 'France Falls - May-June 1940'; 'Alone in Britain - May 1940-June 1941'; 'Barbarossa - June-December 1941'; 'Banzai - Japan Strikes - 1941-1942'; 'On Our Way - America Enters the War - 1939-1942'; 'Desert - The War in North Africa - 1940-1943'; 'Stalingrad - 1942-1943'; 'Wolfpack - 1939-1944'; 'Red Star - The Soviet Union - 1941-1943'; 'Whirlwind - Bombing Germany - September 1939-April 1944'; 'Tough Old Gut - 1942-1943'; 'It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow - 1942-1943'; 'Home Fires'; 'Inside the Reich - Germany 1940-1944'; 'Morning - June 1944'; 'Occupation - 1940-1943'; 'Pincers - August 1944'; 'Genocide - 1933-1945'; 'Nemesis - Feb-May 1945'; 'Japan - 1941-1945'; 'Pacific - Feb 1942-May 1945 The Island to Island War'; 'The Bomb - Feb-Sept 1945'; 'Reckoning - April 1945'; 'Remember'; 'Secretary to Hitler'; 'Who Won World War II?'; and 'Warrior'; 'Hitler's Germany - 1933-1939'; 'Hitler's Germany - 1939-1945'; 'The Two Deaths of Hitler'; 'The Final Solution - Part 1'; and 'The Final Solution - Part 2'. Isaacs also presents a special 'Making of' feature.

King Lear (DVD): Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely, Anna Calder-Marshall, John Hurt, Jeremy Kemp, Marc Clement, Lou Crisuolo,... King Lear (DVD)
Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely, Anna Calder-Marshall, John Hurt, Jeremy Kemp, …
R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Laurence Olivier stars in and produces this adaptation of Shakespeare's famous tragedy, made exclusively for television. The ageing King Lear (Olivier) decides to split his kingdom between three daughters - Regan, Cordelia and Goneril - with each receiving a share appropriate to the amount of love they feel for him. However, when the faithful Cordelia refuses to protest her devotion, an enraged Lear foolishly cedes complete control to the devious remaining siblings - with terrible results.

Brideshead Revisited: The Complete Series (DVD): Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Diana Quick, Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom,... Brideshead Revisited: The Complete Series (DVD)
Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Diana Quick, Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, … 4
R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Epic adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel. During World War Two, Charles Rider (Jeremy Irons) is stationed at the now deserted stately home, Brideshead Manor, formerly the residence of the Flyte family. He recalls how, as a Cambridge undergraduate, he first visited Brideshead after befriending Lord Sebastian Flyte (Anthony Andrews). Charles then became caught up with the Flytes and their problems, most notably Sebastian's burgeoning alcoholism.

The Boys From Brazil (DVD): Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier The Boys From Brazil (DVD)
Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier 2
R84 Discovery Miles 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This terrifying thriller is based on Ira Levin's best seller in which Dr. Josel Mengele (Gregory Peck), alive and living in South America gathers a group of former Nazis to work on a mysterious project.

Ezra Lleberman (Laurence Olivier), begins to unravel the conspiracy and discovers that Mengele has cloned 94 young Hitlers. Suddenly the terrifying extent of Mengele's plan is revealed: twisting genetic science to become a new weapon of global horror.

Laurence Olivier -  Shakespeare Collection - Henry V/ Hamlet/ King Lear/ As You Like It/ Richard III/ Merchant Of Venice (DVD,... Laurence Olivier - Shakespeare Collection - Henry V/ Hamlet/ King Lear/ As You Like It/ Richard III/ Merchant Of Venice (DVD, Boxed set)
Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely, Anna Calder-Marshall, John Hurt, Jeremy Kemp, …
R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Box set featuring six Shakespeare adaptations starring legendary actor Laurence Olivier. In 'King Lear' (1983), the ageing King Lear (Olivier) decides to split his kingdom between three daughters - Regan, Cordelia and Goneril - with each receiving a share appropriate to the amount of love they feel for him. However, when the faithful Cordelia refuses to protest her devotion, an enraged Lear foolishly cedes complete control to the devious remaining siblings - with terrible results. In 'Henry V' (1944), the young king (Olivier) puts his rakish past behind him and rallies his men to invade France, winning against the enemy's superior numbers. The film was shot in Ireland to avoid the constant bombardment of the Blitz and Olivier was discharged from the Navy to make the film. In 'Hamlet' (1948), Hamlet (Olivier), Prince of Denmark, is still mourning over the death of his father and his mother Gertrude's (Eileen Herlie) subsequent remarriage to Hamlet's despised uncle, Claudius (Basil Sydney), who is now King. When his father's ghost appears to Hamlet and reveals that it was Claudius who murdered him, the young prince vows revenge. However, a fatal flaw in his character - hesitation - mars his efforts, resulting in murder, madness and treachery. In 'The Merchant of Venice' (1974), Jewish moneylender Shylock (Olivier) provides young Antonio (Anthony Nichols) with a loan, stating that if it is not repaid he will claim a pound of flesh. When Antonio's bond defaults, Shylock attempts to claim his grisly compensation in a court of law, but Portia (Joan Plowright) pleads Antonio's case. In 'Richard III' (1955), Olivier stars as the cold and calculating king, a treacherous and untrustworthy fellow who makes plans to kill anyone who threatens his position. Henry Stafford (Ralph Richardson), the Duke of Clarence (John Gielgud) and Lady Anne Neville (Claire Bloom) are just some of those moving in his orbit. 'As You Like It' (1936) was filmed in England in 1936 when Olivier was still considered a promising young actor rather than one of the finest thespians ever, as he would later become, this is his first filmed Shakespeare performance and thus a milestone in film history.

Oh! What A Lovely War  (DVD): Laurence Olivier, Dirk Bogarde, John Gielgud, Ian Holm, Ralph Richardson, Maggie Smith, Vanessa... Oh! What A Lovely War (DVD)
Laurence Olivier, Dirk Bogarde, John Gielgud, Ian Holm, Ralph Richardson, …
R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

It was the War to end all wars - well not quite. For with the ricochet of one bullet, the entire course of human history was changed forever... Now, for the first time, Academy Award - winner Richard Attenborough's directorial debut is available on DVD.

Based on the stage musical of the same name, Oh! What A Lovely War features a stellar cast that includes Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Mills, John Gielgud, Maggie Smith, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Dirk Bogarde and Susannah York. By fusing the surreal with the factual, and juxtaposing savagely funny satire with quiet sorrow, Attenborough has created the oddest and most outstanding film ever made about the "game" that became World War One.

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