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Byline: JESSICA MELLOR
MUM or BIG SISTER
Marilyn Monroe Collections - Vols 1 and 2 (15, DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc
Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. pounds 39.99 each) Titles include How To Marry A Millionaire Marry A Millionaire is a South Korean teledrama produced and broadcasted by SBS from late 2005 – early 2006. It is also entitled “To Marry A Millionaire” or “Millionaire is My Lover. and The Seven Year Itch. Each volume contains seven films with movies like We're Not Married and Let's Make It Legal which have never been available on DVD before.
Shirley Valentine Shirley Valentine is a play by Willy Russell.
Taking the form of a monologue by a middle-aged, working class Liverpool housewife, it focuses on her life before and after a transforming holiday abroad. (15, DVD pounds 15.99) Pauline Collins quite rightly won a BAFTA Baf´ta
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Shirley ValentineRomance Box Set (15, DVD pounds 19.99) Incredible value. This set includes the Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze weepy Ghost, Gwyneth Paltrow in the romance Sliding Doors, and the battle of the sexes comedy How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days.
DAD or BIG BROTHER
Al Murray, The Pub Landlord (18, DVD pounds 14.99)
Recorded live during his sell-out run in London, Murray (right) stars as the Guv'nor, the bigoted but never boring publican publican [Lat.,=state employee], in ancient Rome, man who was employed by the state government under contract. As early as c.200 B.C. there was a class of men in Rome accustomed to undertaking contracts involving public works and tax collecting; the tax collectors who thinks he knows everything.
Really Bend It Like Beckham (E, DVD pounds 19.99) The official football skills programme starring David Beckham. Here we see the world's most famous footballer as he takes a group of promising young players through a series of eight separate UEFA-approved football training modules. Includes many of Becks' own footballing highlights plus behind-the-scenes footage.
Boxing Classics - Sugar Ray Robinson Noun 1. Sugar Ray Robinson - United States prizefighter who won the world middleweight championship five times and the world welterweight championship once (1921-1989)
Ray Robinson, Walker Smith, Robinson and Jake La Motta (E, DVD pounds 14.99)
A dynamic documentary which charts the lives and careers of two contrasting talents. Robinson and La Motta grew up in the business together and fought each other six times from 1942 to 1951, making this a must for old skool boxing fans.
LITTLE BROTHER or SISTER
The Goonies (PG, DVD pounds 12.99) A whole new generation of kids can join in the adventures of this fearless group of kids who embark on a treasure hunt in order to save their homes from demolition.
Creature Comforts - Series One (PG, DVD pounds 19.99) This hugely popular animated TV series now comes complete with a whole host of extras in this limited-edition Christmas box set, including an Oscar-winning short film.
Simpsons Christmas 2 (PG, DVD pounds 15.99) Most kids would probably go on strike if there wasn't at least some Simpsons stuff in their stockings at Christmas, so why not treat them to episodes such as Homer Vs Dignity, in which Homer sells out to Mr Burns, or Dude, Where's My Ranch, in which Lisa falls in love.
Alfred Hitchcock - The Signature Collection (PG, DVD pounds 59.99)
Six films from the legendary director in a beautiful box set. It includes Strangers On A Train and I Confess.
John Wayne: The John Ford Collection (PG, DVD pounds 59.99)
Stagecoach stagecoach, heavy, closed vehicle on wheels, usually drawn by horses, formerly used to transport passengers and goods overland. Throughout the Middle Ages and until about the end of the 18th cent. , The Long Voyage Home, Fort Apache, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, Rio Grande and The Quiet Man in a special box.
Cabaret (15, DVD pounds 5.99) Set in '30s Berlin and highlighting the performers and punters at the Kit-Kat Club, this timeless musical - which won eight Oscars - stars Liza Minnelli and Michael York.
PLAY ON CHRISTMAS DAY
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 2nd Edition DVD Game (E, DVD pounds 19.99) Chris Tarrant hosts this fully interactive multi-player DVD game.
Guinness World Records Interactive DVD Game (E, DVD pounds 19.99)
This enormous quiz - 1,000-plus questions - takes the viewer through the strange world of the Guinness World Records.
Beat The Intro (E, DVD pounds 19.99) All you need is a TV, a DVD player and an ear for music to play this fun and frivolous interactive game. With songs spanning the last five decades, everyone in the family will be able to join in and test their knowledge.To read Jessica's previous reviews and to have your say on current releases log on to:www.mirror.co.uk/theticket
Classic Hitchcock; LOVABLE: Creature Comforts