New DVD & Blu-Ray releases on 02/04/2012
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.
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
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.
Four Horsemen (Not for Rental) | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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As the global economy continues to veer from crisis to catastrophe many more people are looking for wise counsel on how to reshape the Western Economy. Over the last three years 23 global thinkers many of whom have been marginalized -have come together to break their silence and explain how the world really works.Their views transcend mainstream media and short-term political explanations to describe in simple terms what needs to be addressed in our universities, governments and corporate structures. We will not be returning to ‘business as usual’. Four Horsemen doesn’t get involved in banker bashing, criticising politicians or conspiracy theories. The film looks at the systems that we have chosen to live under and suggests ways we could change them. With events veering out of the control of democratic governments and the global economy on life support for the foreseeable future Four Horsemen is a catalyst to begin a debate around the solutions we urgently need.
House of Anubis - Complete Season 1 | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Welcome to the House of Anubis. A boarding school where, just as the students begin settling in for the academic year, they find one student missing, a secret panel in the attic, codes leading to backroom staircases, clandestine rituals, and more!
Garfield 1 and 2 Double Pack | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Titles Comprise:Garfield:It ain't the cat in the hat!Fat feline Garfield (voiced by ever excellent Bill Murray) enjoys his endless days of restful relaxation, lasagne dinners and the undivided attention of his owner Jon (Meyer). However, when Jon attempts to impress the ice-cold vet Liz (Love Hewitt) he takes in the hyperactive abandoned dog Odie. Turning Garfield's world upside down, Odie is promptly dog-napped by evil TV celebrity Happy Chapman (Tobolowsky) and the corpulent cat must brave the outside world to bring him back!Garfield 2:Garfield, America's favourite cat, is going continental. He's travelling across the pond (with canine sidekick Odie) to surprise his master, Jon Arbuckle (Meyer), who is in London to propose to his girlfriend, veterinarian Liz Wilson (Hewitt).In the land of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Scotland Yard and fish and chips, Garfield's British invasion takes on a Prince and the Paw-per dimension. He inadvertently switches places with the Prince, a royal cat (and by luck his exact look-a-like), who has just inherited Castle Carlyle from his deceased owner, Lady Eleanor, this is a huge disappointment to her dastardly nephew Lord Dargis (Billy Connelly).Now living it up as the Cat of Carlyle, Garfield has a butler, and an international array of servants and subjects, including Winston, a very English bulldog; McBunny, a Scottish hare; Nigel, a Punjab ferret; Bolere, a Spanish bull; I Claudius, a Shakepeare-quoting mouse and Christophe, a French goose.Meanwhile Prince is living the simple life of a commoner, hitting the pubs with Jon and Oldie, getting his first taste of lasagne...and loving all of it!Uneasy is the head, however, that wears the crown. Lord Bargis, who is next in line to the estate, wants Prince/Garfield out of the picture. Garfield's bigger, better, more pur-fect world is soon turned upside down in the tale of two kitties!
(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 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.
Emperor & The White Snake | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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The Seeds Of Destruction Have Been Sown...Starring martial arts legend Jet Li in his first leading role since The Warlords and featuring breath-taking fight scenes created by the visionary action director of Hero and House of Flying Daggers, Emperor And The White Snake is an epic tale of bravery, honour and the fight for freedom in a world fraught with danger.
Market Garden Collection - Arnhem Part 1 | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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The Battle of Arnhem, fought in the early autumn of 1944, remains without a doubt the most hotly debated battle of the North West European Campaign, both then and now. From its inception in the sixteen cancelled airborne operations during August, we will chart the problems, many of which were ignored by men desperate to get into battle, the compromises and mistakes that pitched lightly armed and ill equipped paratroopers and glider infantry into an unequal struggle against an SS panzer troops. We follow the eight mile route that 2 Para took to reach the bridge at Arnhem, slipping through the German defences.
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).
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!
Arsenal Best of a Decade | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Think about Arsenal in the 70s and names like Brady, Radford, Graham and Ball immediately spring to mind. This was a golden era in the club's history; an era in which records were set and an era in which the trophy cabinet was well stocked. The decade got off to an unforgettable start as Arsenal finished the 1970/71 season by winning the holy grail of English football - a league and FA Cup double, and doing so in emphatic style; clinching the first leg of the double against old rivals Tottenham and completing the feat with victory over Liverpool at Wembley to bring home the cup. The decade ended much as it started, with Arsenal clinching victory in the FA Cup, this time against Manchester United, to notch up the club's fifth victory in the competition. Revel in nostalgia and relive the best of an era in this collection, bringing together full match coverage from the FA Cup Final triumphs of 1971 and 1979, along with some of the best league match action from the long running Big Match TV series fronted by Brian Moore and Jimmy Hill. Title Comprises:1971 FA Cup Final - Arsenal v Liverpool:Having all already clinched the league title, the Gunners headed for Wembley chasing that all elusive double. Facing what was to be the second of Bill Shankly's great sides, it took extra time and a moment of class from Charlie George to separate these two giants of the English game.1979 FA Cup Final - Arsenal v Manchester United:Regarded as Wembley's finest final, this was the final where the best was definitely saved until last. With United competing in their third final of the late 70's and Arsenal looking to avenge their shock defeat the previous year, the stage was set for a heavyweight showdown between two of the country's best.Arsenal Match of the 70s:Packed with big hair, big 'tashes, but not so big shorts, Match of the 70s is a nostalgic trip down memory lane, revisiting an era in which The Big Match, fronted by Brian Moore and Jimmy Hill, brought viewers the best action from the day as the likes of Brady, Graham, and Ball banged them in.
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.
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
Flicka 1 and 2 Double Pack | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Titles Comprise:Flicka: Sixteen year old Katie McLaughlin (Alison Lohman) is a headstrong and determined teenager trying to find her way in life. Katie forms a bond with a wild horse she names Flicka. Despite pleas from her father (Tim McGraw) not to ride Flicka, Katy sets out to follow her own path not only with the horse, but with her future, to show that she is capable taming Flicka and one day taking over the family ranch.Flicka 2
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?
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.