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
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
(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
Private Practice - Season 4 | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Experience every complex romance, medical crisis and moral dilemma of ABC's Private Practice: The Complete Fourth Season. Don't miss a moment of TV's sexiest drama, from the creator of Grey's Anatomy.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.It's a season of change and new hope for Dr. Addison Montgomery and her colleagues. Relive all 22 captivating episodes in this spectacular 6-disc collection, complete with never-before-seen bonus features. ABC's Private Practice is riveting drama at its best!
Titanic: 100 Years Below - DVD and Compendium Collection | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Titanic DVDBuilding The TitanicThe construction of the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic needed an army of workers and the resources of a purpose built town with specially built docks to assemble it. This revealing programme tells the forgotten story of Belfast’s ‘Titanic Town’ and what it took to build the largest passenger steamship in the world.Titanic’s Final Moments: Missing PiecesJoin a team of historians, marine architects and engineers for an incredible expedition to the actual wreck site of RMS Titanic, 2 miles beneath the surface of the cold Atlantic Ocean. Watch as they make an extraordinary discovery that will rewrite the story of Titanic’s final moments.64-PAGE Titanic Compendium (Book)From its origins, construction and launch, through to the improbable yet deadly combination of events that contributed to its sinking, this gripping 64-page compendium takes an in-depth look at the tragic story of the passenger ship that never completed its maiden voyage. Packed full of rare archive photographs and newspaper clippings, this brilliantly written compendium tells the full story of the ship that has captivated us all since that fateful night a century ago.
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.
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...
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
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
White Van Man - Series 2 | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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White Van Man is the hilarious BBC comedy series about a reluctant handyman just trying to get through his working day in one piece. Ollie (Will Mellor) is a painter and decorator with big dreams. Unfortunately, his layabout assistant Darren (Joel Fry) and old-school dad Tony (Clive Mantle) seem to be trying to make sure those dreams are never realised. When he’s not clearing up their mess or chasing after the gorgeous but demanding Emma (Georgia Moffett), Ollie has to deal with belligerent traffic wardens, burglars trying to sell him his own stuff, clients that refuse to pay him and others who want to kill him. Plus his best friend, Liz (Naomi Bentley) seems to have her own reasons for keeping him in his place. Life’s never easy for a Man with a Van.
The Deep Blue Sea | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Bad Girls Series Eight | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Bad Girls Series Eight brings more dramatic storylines from women’s prison HMP Larkhall. This is the final series of the controversial and ground breaking television drama series. Suspected terrorism, murder, suicide, infidelity and pregnancy – resulting in a secret birth behind bars – keep us guessing until the very end. This three disc set includes all eleven episodes from the eighth and final series. Special Features: Subtitles Photo Gallery
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.
We Have A Pope | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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This Italian comedy from director Nanni Moretti opened the Cannes Film Festival in 2011. Disaster strikes the Vatican when Cardinal Melville, the newly elected Pope, suffers a panic attack just before addressing the people of Rome and is unable to face his public. Desperate times call for desperate measures, as a brilliant (but atheist) psychoanalyst is brought in to help the Pope confront his fears. With stunning imagery and an outstanding lead performance from Michel Piccoli, We Have a Pope puts a hilarious spin on the inner workings of this notoriously secretive order.
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.