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
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
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?
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.
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...
(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!
Baby Jake - Going on an Adventure | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Heart-warming stories told in an enchanting blend of live action and animation - starring a real baby!As his brother Isaac translates his gurgles, we enter a fabulous world where Baby Jake has adventures, sings, dances and plays with his animal friends, including Pengy Quin, Sydney the Monkey, Nibbles the Rabbit, the Hamsternauts and Toot Toot the tractor.Episodes Comprise:1. Bumpety Bump2. Peekaboo3. Cartwheeling4. Tickle Toes5. Wriggle6. Playing Ball7. Sticky Fun
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...
Ferngully 1 and 2 Double Pack | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Titles Comprise:Ferngully: The Last Rainforest: Come join in a spectacular rainforest adventure - where the radar-impaired Batty and his magical friends Crysta, Pips and the Beetle Boys try to save their special world from mankind's carelessness and the evil Hexxus.Ferngully 2: The Magical Rescue Life in FernGully, a 1,000-year-old rainforest, is idyllic for the woodland animals and two fairies named Crysta and Pips. Still, Pips longs to see the world beyond the forest. When two human poachers steal three baby animals under Crysta's care, Pips is quick to declare his intention to travel to town and rescue the stolen animals. A bat (appropriately named Batty) offers much doom-and-gloom advice against the trip, but eventually Pips and his band of Beetle Boys head to town with Batty in the lead...
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!
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.
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.
Blank City | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Before HD there was Super 8; before Independent film there was Underground Cinema and in the late 1970's and 80's, downtown Manhattan was the epicentre of a new kind of explosive, raw and confrontational filmmaking that bore witness to the rising East Village art and No Wave music scenes and the birth of hip hop. Filmmakers such as Jim Jarmusch, Beth B, Lizzie Borden and Amos Poe captured New York's gritty vibrance with dissonant tales and deadpan humour. Blank City tells their story and succeeds in capturing the glorious and grungy creative energy of another age, illustrated by extraordinary footage of their early work and the derelict landscapes of the Lower East Side. Interviews with Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Steve Buscemi, Debbie Harry, Fab 5 Freddy, Thurston Moore and Lydia Lunch explore how a group of young visionaries pooled resources to create a DIY film movement that had a major influence on independent film today. Special Features: 50 minutes of bonus features - Director Interview Out-takes Deleted and Extended Scenes Trailer
Go Diego Go: Diego Saves The World | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Join Diego, his sister Alicia, and their friends all over the world as they race to the rescue of animals in trouble – from Latin America to India to Egypt to under the sea!
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 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.