New DVD & Blu-Ray releases on 02/04/2012
Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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A comet bearing a deadly Pokemon creature crash-lands onto Earth terrorising a nearby high-tech city where Ash Pikachu and friends are currently visiting...
Hugo | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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In resourceful orphan Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield, an Oliver Twist-like charmer), Martin Scorsese finds the perfect vessel for his silver-screen passion: this is a movie about movies. After his clockmaker father (Jude Law) perishes in a museum fire, Hugo goes to live with his Uncle Claude (Ray Winstone), a drunkard who maintains the clocks at a Paris train station. When Claude disappears, Hugo carries on his work and fends for himself by stealing food from area merchants. In his free time, he attempts to repair an automaton his father rescued from the museum, while trying to evade the station inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen), a World War I veteran with no sympathy for lawbreakers. When Georges (Ben Kingsley), a toymaker, catches Hugo stealing parts for his mechanical man, he recruits him as an assistant to repay his debt. If Georges is guarded, his open-hearted ward, Isabelle (Chloë Moretz), introduces Hugo to a kindly bookseller (Christopher Lee), who directs them to a motion-picture museum, where they meet film scholar René (Boardwalk Empire's Michael Stuhlbarg). In helping unlock the secret of the automaton, they learn about the roots of cinema, starting with the Lumière brothers, and give a forgotten movie pioneer his due, thus illustrating the importance of film preservation, a cause to which the director has dedicated his life. If Scorsese's adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret isn't his most autobiographical work, it just may be his most personal. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Hugo (Blu-ray 3D) | Blu Ray | (02/04/2012)
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In resourceful orphan Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield, an Oliver Twist-like charmer), Martin Scorsese finds the perfect vessel for his silver-screen passion: this is a movie about movies (fittingly, the 3-D effects are spectacular). After his clockmaker father (Jude Law) perishes in a museum fire, Hugo goes to live with his Uncle Claude (Ray Winstone), a drunkard who maintains the clocks at a Paris train station. When Claude disappears, Hugo carries on his work and fends for himself by stealing food from area merchants. In his free time, he attempts to repair an automaton his father rescued from the museum, while trying to evade the station inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen), a World War I veteran with no sympathy for lawbreakers. When Georges (Ben Kingsley), a toymaker, catches Hugo stealing parts for his mechanical man, he recruits him as an assistant to repay his debt. If Georges is guarded, his open-hearted ward, Isabelle (Chloë Moretz), introduces Hugo to a kindly bookseller (Christopher Lee), who directs them to a motion-picture museum, where they meet film scholar René (Boardwalk Empire's Michael Stuhlbarg). In helping unlock the secret of the automaton, they learn about the roots of cinema, starting with the Lumière brothers, and give a forgotten movie pioneer his due, thus illustrating the importance of film preservation, a cause to which the director has dedicated his life. If Scorsese's adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret isn't his most autobiographical work, it just may be his most personal. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Law & Order UK: Series 6 | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime, and the Crown Prosecution Service who prosecute the offenders.The genuine East End, copper Detective Sergeant Ronnie Brooks, and his friend and partner, the charming Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin Hornblower, Ultimate Force, have their approach to policing part seduction part force. Both report to Detective Inspector Natalie Chandler (a working mother), who supports them through thick and thin.The legal side of the equation is covered by the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) team, the dedicated Senior Crown Prosecutor James Steel, a man dedicated to the pursuit of justice, and the hard working some would say workaholic, strong-willed young prosecutor Alesha Phillips; and the final member of the team is their boss and the respected CPS director George Castle, a man who always has to tread the line between his ideals and conscience and the bigger picture.
Alvin and the Chipmunks Triple Pack | Blu Ray | (02/04/2012)
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Alvin and the Chipmunks Alvin and The Chipmunks is a hilarious adventure packed with toe-tapping tunes and fur-flying fun! When struggling songwriter Dave Seville (Jason Lee) opens his home to a talented trio of chipmunks named Alvin, Simon and Theodore, they become overnight music sensations. But a greedy record producer (David Cross) intends to exploit the 'boys' and send them on a grueling concert tour just to line his own pockets. Now Dave must use a little human ingenuity - and a lot of 'munk mischief' - to get his family back before it's too late. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville's twenty-something nephew Toby (Levi). The boys must put aside music superstardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school's music program by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands. But the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing chipmunks known as The Chipettes - Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette. Romantic and musical sparks are ignited when the Chipmunks and Chipettes square off. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked This Easter Holiday, invite your kid's favourite Chipmunk franchise, into your home for a fun, new family adventure! Hugely successful family franchise is back for some cheeky squeaky Easter fun! With more catchy songs, more fun and great exotic locations, the chipmunks and the chippettes are back and bigger than ever on Triple Play and DVD. Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chippettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems...
Pokemon Forever & Pokemon Heroes | Blu Ray | (02/04/2012)
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Pokemon 4Ever:All your favourite Pokmon characters are back, and are joined for the first time by the legendary Pokmon Celebi and Suicune, in this latest exciting Pokmon adventure! In order to escape a greedy Pokmon hunter, Celebi must use the last of its energy to travel through time to the present day. Celebi brings along Sammy, a boy who had been trying to protect it. Along with Ash, Pikachu, and the rest of the gang, Sammy and Celebi encounter an enemy far more advanced than the hunter left behind in the past. This new enemy possesses a Pokball called a Dark Ball, which transforms the Pokmon it captures into evil and far stronger creatures. When Celebi is captured, the fate of the entire forest is threatened. Let Pokemon Forever transport you to a world of adventure as Ash, Suicune and the rest take action to save the day!Pokemon Heroes:All the action-packed excitement you experienced in the cinema comes home in this dazzling full-length motion picture that introduces LatiosTM and LatiasTM - two brand-new Pokmon stars who possess remarkable powers. Join them, along with all your favourite characters, on the greatest Pokmon adventure ever. In a magical water city of canals and mazes, Ash, Pikachu and the rest of the gang face off against a slick pair of thieves who plan to steal an awesome and dangerous jewel guarded by LatiosTM and LatiasTM. To save the city from total destruction, our heroes must defeat the evil duo and overcome impossible obstacles... but time is running out! Packed with nonstop thrills, awe-inspiring animation and extraordinary characters, Pokemon Heroes is a movie adventure you're sure to cheer!
Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Yay hey! The most famous Never Land hero of all time is back! Before you can say, I Can Fly!, Peter Pan returns to lead Jake And The Never Land Pirates on their first-ever full-length adventure. During a game of catch-me-if-you-can, Peter Pan's mischievous shadow slips away... and winds up in the clutches of that sneaky snook, Captain Hook! Now it's up to Jake, Izzy, Cubby - and YOU - to help Peter rescue his shadow. Then, enjoy more excitement with five Jake And The Never Land Pirates adventures, including a never-before-seen episode. Awash with happy thoughts, swashbuckling action, new songs and never-ending fun, Peter Pan Returns! proves good friends can do great things when they work together!
Those Who Kill | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Criminal commissioner Katrina Ries Jensen and legal psychiatrist Thomas Schaeffer are part of a unique police unit investigating a series of gruesome serial killings.. In each case they face dangerous threats in the race to uncover the bizarre motives and patterns of the killer. Only once they have an understanding of the victims and of the killer's psychology can they hope to catch him.Based on an original idea by best-selling Danish crime novelist Elsebeth Egholm, Those Who Kill is a gripping crime thriller that will keep you guessing.
Midsomer Murders Series Fourteen | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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This collection contains all eight episodes from the fourteenth series of Midsomer Murders, starring Neil Dudgeon as Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby. Set in the idyllic, picturesque county of Midsomer, all is not as it seems and beneath the tranquil surface of village life exists a disturbing and cunning propensity for murder. Featured Episodes: Death in the Slow Lane Dark Secrets Echoes of the Dead The Oblong Murders The Sleeper Under the Hill The Night of the Stag A Sacred Trust A Rare Bird Special Features: Biography of the Writer Cast Filmographies Broadcast Dates Picture Galleries
Empire | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Making sense of modern Britain is a tough call. But the explanation, more often than not, lies in the British Empire. Jeremy Paxman believes that unless we come to terms with our Imperial past, we'll never understand who we are and where we're going today.So in this series, he cuts through our national embarrassment, turning his forensic and unapologetic gaze on to this most compelling period of our history - and tracing its far-reaching influence on the present.
The Revenant | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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A soldier is killed in Iraq and then finds himself resurrected as a revenant, or one who has returned from the dead. He turns to his slacker best friend to help him manage his newfound thirst for blood, and the duo quickly realize that this zombie-fied state is a perfect opportunity to become vigilante crime fighters. However, their adventure quickly becomes more complicated and bloody than they expected as the movie escalates into a series of unexpected and horrifying twists.
Murder By Decree | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Sherlock Holmes investigates a grisly murder by the Yorkshire Ripper and uncovers a plot to protect the killer from the Police.
(Classic) Doctor Who: Nightmare of Eden | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Two spacecraft fuse in a hyperspace collision, and with the dimensional instabilities threatening everyone aboard, it’s fortunate the Doctor (Tom Baker), Romana (Lalla Ward) and K-9 arrive to help. But when a crewmember is found clawed by a ferocious creature, it seems there’s something even more frightening stalking the corridors. But what can this have to do with a zoologist, Professor Tryst, his CET projection machine, and a planet called Eden? Special Features: Commentary with actors Lalla Ward and Peter Craze, writer Bob Baker, effects designer Colin Mapson and make-up designer Joan Stribling. Moderated by Toby Hadoke The Nightmare of Television Centre: A look back at a somewhat troubled production with three of the behind-the-scenes crew who worked on it Going Solo: Writer Bob Baker talks about The Nightmare of Eden The Doctors Strange Love: With comedian Josie Long and writers Joe Lidster and Simon Guerrier Ask Aspel: Lalla Wards appearance on the popular BBC children's show Radio Times Listings (DVD-Rom) Programme subtitles Production information subtitles Photo gallery Coming soon trailer Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
The Secret World of Alex Mack - Season One | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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I'm Alex Mack. I was just another average kid until my first day of Junior High. One minute I'm walking home, the next there's a crash and I'm drenched in some weird chemical and since then nothings been the same. My best friend Ray thinks it's cool and my sister Annie thinks I'm a science project. I can't let anyone else find out, not even my parents. I know the chemical plant wants to find me and turn me into some experiment. But you know something... I guess I'm not so average anymore!Enjoy for the first time on DVD all 13 episodes from Season One of this hit 90's series starring Larisa Oleynik (Hawaii Five-0) as Alex Mack and featuring the TV debut of Jessica Alba (Sin City, Fantastic Four).
Another Earth | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Another Earth is an unusual hybrid of existential rumination on life choices, mind-bending sci-fi supposition, and challenging indie art film that moves at a pace that is often maddeningly oblique. Based on the marketing campaign, which plays up the science-fiction angle and special effects (of which there are very few, consisting mainly of offhand composite shots), the movie seems to be trawling for an audience that may be sorely disappointed by all the roundabout and often repetitive philosophically conceptual ideas that are hard to follow. That's not to say that Another Earth isn't rich in ideas or absorbing in its own right as a meditation on how specific moments play out and affect the cascade of alternatives that follow in their wake. Using broadly impressionistic and experimental strokes, the story follows the disjointed meanderings of 17-year-old Rhoda, who causes a tragic accident while driving drunk after celebrating her acceptance into college. The collision happens when she becomes distracted by the mesmerising planetary image glowing above her car's moon roof, which has just been identified as an exact duplicate of Earth. After four years of incarceration, she continues to suffer terrible remorse and tries to find a way to make peace with herself and the older man whose life and family she all but destroyed, and who is now crippled by depression. Her initial self-imposed penance is to adopt the role of an anonymous maid who comes to clean his decrepit house every week. As precious few details are added to their individual and mutual evolution and motivation, the constant of the alternate Earth, which has been steadily moving closer (along with its mirror-image Moon), hovers in the day and night sky, gazed upon with wonder and a growing idea that maybe it represents the redemption Rhoda can't find on her own. A corporate contest that will allow an ordinary citizen to make a shuttle trip to Earth 2 (or is it Earth 1?) becomes the catalyst for her belief that she can fundamentally alter both their lives for the better, but the movie never shows its hand in how or if this might work. Another Earth is another of those high-minded indie dramas that relies a little too heavily on rambling structure, shaky handheld digital camera, and arty shots of things like the play of light, clouds, and swirling dust motes to convey the corners of its characters' sometimes fascinating, sometimes inscrutable souls. Much has been made of the film's final shot, which is truly stunning in its unexpectedness and implications. But what those implications are will be cause for unending debate among viewers, many of who may never be able to come up with a satisfying answer. --Ted Fry
Life Us Beautiful - Special Edition | Blu Ray | (02/04/2012)
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Includes: All new extras including cast and crew interviews Exclusive Booklet Gold foil special packaging A winner of three Academy Awards
Harry Black And The Tiger | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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There's a killer on the prowl... a man-eating tiger stalks the Indian countryside. The authorities recruit ace hunter Harry Black (Stewart Granger) to bag the beast. But Harry's hunt is complicated by the arrival of his old war comrade Desmond Tanner (Anthony Steel - The Sea Shall Not Have Them). Desmond is married to Christian (Barbara Rush - The Black Shield of Falworth). And she is the only woman Harry Black has ever loved...Filmed on stunning Indian locations and featuring action icon Stewart Granger (Moonfleet, The Wild Geese) in one of his best performances, Harry Black and the Tiger is a thrilling fusion of adventure and romance.
House of The Rising Sun | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Ray Shane (Dave Bautista) is a disgraced ex-cop looking to start a new life and stay clear of trouble, but when the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is killed in cold blood, all the fingers point towards Ray.As his own criminal past is exposed Ray must find out who is responsible for setting him up and prove his innocence before the cops or the mob catch up with him. House of the Rising Sun is an explosive action thriller starring wrestling legend Dave Bautista.
The Story of Jesus | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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With the latest high definition digital technology and stunning contemporary footage The Story Of Jesus sets a new standard for historical documentaries. The series explores the truth about the man who claimed to be the only 'Son of God'. Beautifully filmed at key locations, this series brings one of the world's greatest stories to life for a new generation of television viewers.
David Leadbetter - Practice Makes Perfect & Simple Secrets for Great Golf | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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David has selected 25 drills all of which are regularly used by the top players he coaches like golfing great Nick Faldo, Nice Price and Ernie Els plus 25 remedies that are varied, short and simple to follow, helping you to discover the elusive elements that will allow you to play great golf....Practice makes Perfect:David's top 25 drillsSimple and easy to understand, with no gadgets required Areas covered include improving rhythm in putting, better swing tempo, fixing destructive shots like the slice David still ranks as the world's #3 coach after Butch Harmon & Hank Haney in 2010 Golf Digest with such famous students as Nick Faldo, Nick Price, Michelle Wie and Ian Poulter Simple Secrets for Great Golf:David's 25 ways to improve your game Remedies are short and simple with high impact Identifies the most common ailments and the best ways to overcome them These solutions will save strokes from tea to green Why pay David's current coaching rate of $3,500 for 3 hours in Florida when he clearly lays his simple secrets out here!