New DVD & Blu-Ray releases on 02/04/2012
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
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
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.
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.
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.
(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
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
Dr. Dolittle 1 and 2 Double Pack | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Titles Comprise:Dr. Dolittle: Treat yourself to a healthy dose of Eddie Murphy's untamed animal magnetism in the smash hit comedy that'll make you 'roar, howl and hoot with laughter!' A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle (Murphy) seems to have the world by the tail, until a long-suppressed talent he possessed as a child - the ability to communicate with animals - is suddenly reawakened...with a vengeance! Now every creature within squawking distance wants the good doctor's advice, unleashing an outrageous chain of events that turns his world upside down! Featuring an all-star menagerie of voice talent (including Chris Rock, John Leguizamo, Norm MacDonald, Albert Brooks, Garry Shandling and Ellen DeGeneres), this wild and wooly free-for-all is your prescription for hilarious hijinks and 'mischievous fun!' (The New York Times) Dr. Dolittle 2: Eddie Murphy returns as the doctor, who has now garnered some measure of fame for his communication abilities, at least among the animal kingdom. Dolittle is also dealing with his rebellious teenage daughter (Raven Symone). But he drops everything when he's summoned by 'The Beaver,' the Godfather figure of the local forest, to help the animals preserve their home by stopping an overly aggressive lumber company. To save the forest, Dolittle has to take a trained performing bear (also an endangered species, who is endearingly voiced by Steve Zahn)--and introduce him to the wild to find a mate.
Titanic | Blu Ray | (02/04/2012)
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Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Wagner star in this gripping re-enactment of the tragic 1912 sinking of the Titanic in which over 1,500 people lost their lives. Supposedly an unsinkable ship, the huge British luxury liner met with disaster on its maiden voyage when its captain ignored numerous warnings of impending danger. Though based on facts culled from eyewitnesses, fictional characters depict the men and women, many of them international celebrities, who courageously faced this unexpected tragedy in the icy, bleak waters of the North Atlantic. This tremendously moving and extraordinary film continues to captivate audiences around the world.
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.
32 Short Films about Glenn Gould: The Sound Of Genius | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Internationally renowned pianist Glenn Gould had all the marks of genius - blinding talent, a craving for perfection and absolute bullheadedness. In Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, director Francois Girard goes directly to the center of Gould's ideas, his passions and his music. Using thirty-two elegantly constructed vignettes, the film span Gould's life from the age of four until his untimely death aged fifty. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould opened in 1993 and won four Genie Awards by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, including Best Picture and Best Director, as well as a special citation at the 1993 Toronto Film Festival. It has not been available on DVD for many years in the UK and is reissued to commemorate the 30th year since he passed, and the 80th year since his birth.
Kiss of the Vampire (1963) DVD | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Honeymooning in Bavaria, Gerald and Marianne Harcourt experience car trouble and are forced to spend a few days in a small remote village. Soon Doctor Ravna, owner of the impressive chateau that sits imposingly above the village, invites them to dinner and the couple are persuaded to go.Their association with Ravna and his charming beautiful family is to prove disastrous as they become unwittingly embroiled with this company of vampires who seek to initiate them into thier diabolical creed. When the pair attend a masked ball at the chateau a few days later things start to go eerily wrong when Gerald begins to feel faint and Marianne disappears only to later return in front of a ceremony of gowned vampires and announced as their new disciple.
The Very Hungry Frenchman | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Raymond Blanc is Britain's most famous French chef yet he has never cooked professionally in France. In The Very Hungry Frenchman, Raymond finally gets the opportunity to show us the country he loves so much and the French recipes that inspired him.In each episode Raymond will explore the distinctive produce and cuisine of a different region of France, before cooking a menu of traditional dishes for one night only.He will source the freshest ingredients from the people that know them best, show us how to make the dishes, and then together with his young British protgs, put them on the table in a local restaurant. Will the French be as proud of him as we are?
Royal Navy Caribbean Patrol | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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HMS Manchester, a 30-year old British Destroyer, is on her final deployment - a seven month tour of duty in the Caribbean. Award-winning film-maker Chris Terrill unveils the sometimes frustrating, always exciting, frequently humorous and occasionally terrifying scenes as the ageing warship attempts to track down some of the world's most ruthless drug smugglers as well as sailing through hurricane driven seas to islands ravaged by killer storms.
Avengers - Earth's Mightiest Heroes Volume 3 | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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The pulse-pounding action continues with six unforgettable episodes in volume 3 of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Enjoy all the thrills as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk and the rest of the Avengers face off against Baron Zemo's Masters of Evil and defend earth from a full-scale alien invasion led by the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror! Bonus Features: Avengers Unmasked: Masters of Evil - An animated in-episode comic book experience loaded with fun facts on Marvel's Avengers and the Villains that challenge them.
Love 3D: Sex, Erotic and Passion Volume 2 (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (02/04/2012)
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With the editions 'My Sweet Sex Interactive Girl' the third dimension comes right to your living room. The Girls are captured in Full HD and shot in real 3D (not converted) and are unbelievable realistic. The three editions deal with one girl in particular. You are with her, when your Sweet Sexy Girl wakes up, when she comes home late from a club and wants to have a bath or when she throws a little party with herself and many delicious fruits and cream. You can choose a girl to open a bottle of champagne or if she rather should brush her teeth undressed in her bath. Everything was captured from an experienced 3D cinematographer, who has won many Echos for his music videos. The background music, which was composed extra for these 3D titles, round off these interactive movies and makes this 3D Blu-ray to an experience for all of your senses.
Private Practice - Season 1-4 | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Season 1: From the Golden Globe-winning creator of Grey's Anatomy comes ABC's new hit drama, PrivatePractice: The Complete First Season Extended Edition. Seattle fades into grey as renowned surgeon Dr. Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) aims to reinvent herself. The promise of a simpler golden state of mind has her working alongside medical school friends at California's Oceanside Wellness Group. Join Addison, newly-divorced-but-professionally-bound Naomi and Sam Bennett (Audra McDonald and Taye Diggs), the kissable Pete Wilder (Tim Daly), the by-the-book Dr. Charlotte King (KaDee Strickland), Cooper (Paul Adelstein) the Internet surfer, Dell (Chris Lowell) the wave surfer and Violet Turner (Amy Brenneman) - a psychiatrist with her own issues - as affairs of the heart bring on symptoms of love, lust, and high drama in a journey worth taking.Season 2: Experience all the challenges, changes and second chances found in the sizzling hit's second season. Check in on the health and welfare of Oceanside Wellness Group's neonatal surgeon Dr. Addison Montgomery and her perpetually single colleagues as they learn what the phrase physician, heal thyself really meansSeason 3: In this third season, the all-star cast is tested at every turn by the moral and ethical dilemmas that accompany their practice's unique medical cases. Addison learns a huge secret about her past while dealing with new feelings for a friend. Pete attempts to help Violet deal with the aftermath of her attack, while Sam and Naomi receive a life-changing announcement from their teenage daughter. Cooper's personal life is affected when Charlotte joins the practice, and Dell struggles to raise a daughter on his own.Season 4: Experience every complex romance, medical crisis and moral dilemma in this fourth season. Join the Oceanside Wellness Group family as they try to balance work, friendship and love while they lean on each other for the help and support they need. As Pete and Violet prepare for their wedding day, disagreements at the clinic put a strain on Addison and Sam's relationship. Meanwhile, Charlotte and Cooper struggle in the aftermath of a traumatic personal event, and Derek's sister, Amelia, returns from Seattle with a destructive secret.
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