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Shawshank Redemption DVD £1.00 @ Poundland

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9y, 1m agoFound 9 years, 1 month ago
Comes in a box set with 3 other films - can't remember the titles but in theory that makes each film 25p each.
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#1
Best. Film. Ever. Made.
banned#2
bellboys
Best. Film. Ever. Made.

Second best for me - but this and The Green Mile are near enough on a par.

Actually I change my mind every five minutes as to which is best.

Regardless - BUY IT!
#3
it came on telly the other day! - Film 4 I think
It IS one of the best films ever made!
#4
miserablemiser
it came on telly the other day! - Film 4 I think
It IS one of the best films ever made!


Yup film4... love this film
#5
My god how can such a good film be in the £1 shop !! Yes its my favourite film of all time .
#6
Bought this when it was £2.99 in HMV and thought that was cheap. Haven't seen it yet either. Might have to reading these reviews.

Top price
#7
£1! What a steal. I've seen this numerous times and it is one of the best films I have seen.
#8
get busy livin or get busy dyin! awesome film...can you buy rock hammers at poundland??
#9
vibeone
Second best for me - but this and The Green Mile are near enough on a par.

Actually I change my mind every five minutes as to which is best.

Regardless - BUY IT!



The readers of imdb concur.

http://www.imdb.com/chart/top?tt0111161

wozwebs, you are in for a real treat, mate. It's a strange one because if you hadn't heard of this film and just read a brief synopsis of its subject matter you would probably decide it would prove depressing. It's actually one of the most uplifting films ever.
#10
I LOVE The Shawshank Redemption (based on a short story from Stephen King called 'Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption' in the anthology Different Seasons (also noteworthy for the short story 'The Body' which is what Stand By Me (another awesome film!) was based on)))
#11
wow this film has been surprisingly cheap over the last few years, I always seem to notice it and nearly every time it has been under a few quid, but £1 (plus 3 other films) is surely a new low!
#12
The other real surprise is that it absolutely BOMBED at the box office :O
#13
Watched this film so many times, never ceases to entertain me.
Voted hot.
#14
i've seen a couple of 4 film sets including this film - one has witchcraft,final scream and shivers.
the other has educating rita,on golden pond and carry on camping .
#15
excellent price for a brilliant film. hot :thumbsup:
#16
got it already - as any film buff should have - period. ok - anyone got any answer on what the other 3 films are ?? ( hey may even be HEAT, APOCALYPSE NOW and LEON to then be my own top 4 !! lol )
[helper]#17
Several years ago I got Shawshank in a 2 disc double sided dvd set with Taxi (original French version), Human Traffic and Lawnmower man. If this is the same set then its a real bargain as Taxi is brilliant as well.....
#18
Just a shame there isn't a pound shop online!! :-(
#19
The extended version of Leon is actually the greatest movie ever made.
#20
One Of The Best Films Ever For A Nugget?
Hot Hot Hot Stephenburton You Must Be On Fire!!!!!
#21
I used to like this film when it first came out, now though I think its more a parody about false hope. I think it works better as a film about Red - having acquired himself a good friend, and the way his character changes to accept his fate rather than hoping to get out (which is ironically when he does get let out), this to me is more interesting as a parable, rather than Andys story which is sentimental nonsense.

Much better than Green Mile, which I think was just taking the p**s out of the corny sentimentalists who liked Shawshank. Go watch a Frank Capra picture instead!
#22
rabbitmoon
I used to like this film when it first came out, now though I think its more a parody about false hope. I think it works better as a film about Red - having acquired himself a good friend, and the way his character changes to accept his fate rather than hoping to get out (which is ironically when he does get let out), this to me is more interesting as a parable, rather than Andys story which is sentimental nonsense.

Much better than Green Mile, which I think was just taking the p**s out of the corny sentimentalists who liked Shawshank. Go watch a Frank Capra picture instead!



I bet you only drink really expensive wine as well... :whistling:
#23
rabbitmoon
I used to like this film when it first came out, now though I think its more a parody about false hope. I think it works better as a film about Red - having acquired himself a good friend, and the way his character changes to accept his fate rather than hoping to get out (which is ironically when he does get let out), this to me is more interesting as a parable, rather than Andys story which is sentimental nonsense.

Much better than Green Mile, which I think was just taking the p**s out of the corny sentimentalists who liked Shawshank. Go watch a Frank Capra picture instead!


Ah, well, I guess it could be said that if the film works on such a dual level then it is indeed testament to it's greatness. Strange you say you liked it when it first came out (as I said, it pretty much bombed at the cinema and onlu eventually amassed a huge following after languishing as somewhat of a cult film before word of mouth led to joe public discovering the film and embracing it's simple truths). Good film making is good film making. Just because something is popular, it doesn't become less 'worthy'.

One of Kings talents, despite being a popular author, is that he perfectly paints real (even when vivid) characters, and taps into our primal (often childlike) fears with ease. Shawshank is a perfect example of this (the innocent guy sentenced for a crime he doesn't commit, the threat of sexual and physical violence whilst in prison; how most characters are varying shades of grey rather than simply 'good/evil' 'innocent/guilty') and this is why it resonates with most people who view it. It's not difficult to empathise with Andy, it's not difficult to like Red, it's not difficult to feel the overwhelming 'redemption' come the pay off. Just because it's not 'difficult' it doesn't mean it's not valid. I certainly do not agree it's 'sentimental nonsense'. Each to his (or her!) own though ;)

(p.s. heat and rep added to OP)
#24
SUPERB FILM! If i didn't already have it, this would be snapped up.

Great price!
#25
bellboys
Best. Film. Ever. Made.

i cant agree with that
#26
If this film had a delorean that can travel through time then it would be the best film ever made


only joking
#27
Cheney!
anyone got any answer on what the other 3 films are ?? ( hey may even be HEAT, APOCALYPSE NOW and LEON to then be my own top 4 !! lol )


Educating Rita, CarryOn Camping + 1 other (Can't remember but it was recognisable). The 4 films are on 2 discs.
#28
bingsy
Educating Rita, CarryOn Camping + 1 other (Can't remember but it was recognisable). The 4 films are on 2 discs.


Could be On Golden Pond which featured Jane Fonda and her dad Henry.Think it was the last film he made before he died and i think it won an Oscar.

EDIT-It won three Oscars and Henry Fonda won one of them for best actor!
#29
bingsy
Educating Rita, CarryOn Camping + 1 other (Can't remember but it was recognisable). The 4 films are on 2 discs.


how coherent....
#30
This film is worlds.
#31
Just to verify - it is that box set with witchcraft in it

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