October 3, 2008

On Right Tracks in a Charming Tale of Modern Romance ; DVD

THIS charming modern-day romance hinges on a chance meeting in a waiting room at London's Wandsworth Common train station.

In this unlikely setting, retirement home carer Stephen (Ralph Little) and single mother Anna (Anne-Marie Duff) listen dreamily as Stephen's elderly patient Roger (Frank Finlay) reminisces about his wife, whose train never seems to arrive.

The two strangers separate without exchanging names or telephone numbers, haunted by the memory of one another.

Standing at crossroads in their respective lives, Anna and Stephen make bold decisions about their futures, hoping to meet again one day in the waiting room.

Blessed with strong performances from the two leads, an air of wistful romanticism envelops every scene.

Little bares everything for his art, generating sizzling screen chemistry with Duff in their handful of scenes together as the protagonists endure trials and tribulations of the heart and jealous significant others.

Extras include director, actor and editor commentary, featurette, deleted scenes and Waiting for Someone music video.


To buy pounds 39.99.

HOMER, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie continue to explore the richness of life in Springfield in another 22 episodes of the hilarious, Emmy award-winning animated series created by Matt Groening.

The rotund father of the clan helps Mel Gibson to reedit his remake of Mr Smith Goes to Washington, then the family accidentally runs over Ned Flanders in the spooky I Know What You Diddily-Iddly- Did.

Bonus features include cast and crew commentaries on every episode, featurettes, In Line With Matt Groening introduction, 45 deleted scenes, animation showcases, special language feature, original sketches and And Then There Were Menus.


To buy pounds 24.99.

GERALDINE McEWAN peers through the spectacles of Agatha Christie's sleuth in four more ITV adaptations, uncovering marital discord in Towards Zero, winning an inheritance in Nemesis, pursuing a criminal gang in At Bertram's Hotel and exorcising theghosts of the past in Ordeal by Innocence.

Guest stars include Francesca Annis, Eileen Atkins, Tom Baker, Saffron Burrows, George Cole, Alan Davies, Julie Graham, Richard E Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Paul Nicholls, Julian Sands and Greg Wise.


To buy pounds 24.99.

INSPIRED by executive producer Mark Wahlberg's experiences as a jobbing actor in Hollywood, the fourth series of the award-winning comedy drama continues with trouble and strife in Bogota, where Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) is shooting the filmMedellin with his best buddy Eric (Kevin Connolly) helping behind the scenes.

The box-set includes all 12 episodes.


HOUR (12)

To buy pounds 24.99.

THE publican with the sharpest banter hosts his own late-night ITV chat show, interviewing celebrities in this compilation of the best moments from the first series.

He instructs Jodie Kidd on proper catwalk etiquette and encourages Donny Osmond to serenade his stuffed dog Ramrod.

Keen to impress the ladies, Al even proves his fancy footwork with Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman.

Extras include previously unseen stand-up from The Pub Landlord, musical performances from Lemar, Katie Melua and Mel C and Big Bob's Big Interview.


To buy pounds 49.99.

SET four years after the heartbreak of high-school graduation, the fifth series begins with writer Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) returning to Tree Hill with his new girlfriend Lindsey (Michael McManus).

DVD extras include cast and crew commentary on two episodes, featurettes, deleted scenes, gag reel and Only Fooling Myself music video


To buy pounds 19.99.

KATY lampoons the celebrity world in her character sketch show, portraying Kate Winslet as a 'normal' working mother who is somewhat out of touch with reality, Kate Moss as an ill-tempered 15-year-old schoolgirl and Angelina Jolie as the queen of thejungle.

Musical homages to Lily Allen, Mariah Carey and Amy Winehouse bookmark appearances from original characters including Jesus's Girlfriend, tough-talking army captain Rosie Fielding and glossy- magazine addict Caroline.

Extras include production stills.


To buy pounds 34.99.

FOUR-DISC box-set comprising 10 episodes of the revamped sci-fi series, released in anticipation of the final season on Sky in spring 2009.

As the Cylons find themselves embroiled in civil war, President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) battles bravely against cancer as the crew of the Battlestar Galactica continues its search for the 13th colony, Earth.

Bonus features include Battlestar Galactica: Razor commentary, deleted scenes, seven Battlestar Razor minisodes and sneak peek of the final season

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