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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
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
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!
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...
The Larkins - The Complete Series 5 | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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Starring comedy icons Peggy Mount and David Kossoff in their best-known TV roles, this fifth series sees the Larkins saying goodbye to Sycamore Street, as hen-pecked but crafty Alf and his domineering wife Ada move to a nice little caf nearby, which serves as both their new home and their new business; they even enlist former neighbour Hetty Prout as a kitchen hand, and take in a new lodger habitual rent-dodger Major Osbert Rigby-Soames (Retd.). As if they didn't have enough on their hands, they also find themselves in charge of troublesome teenage nephew George...This classic early ATV sitcom was created by Clapham-born Fred Robinson and based upon his youthful scripts for plays about a fictional Cockney family. With skilful comic playing and a script that ATV production controller Bill Ward described as the funniest he had ever read, The Larkins inspired great affection throughout its six-year run. First screened in 1963, these episodes have been transferred from the original film telerecordings specifically for this release.
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).
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
The Clan of the Cave Bear | DVD | (02/04/2012)
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No historian recorded their heartaches, triumphs or names. Yet Ayla and others like her left indelible imprints. They continued humankind's long march toward civilization and away from more primitive groups like 'The Clan Of The Cave Bear'. Daryl Hannah is Ayla inia richly detailed, beautifully filmed screen version of Jean M. Auel's bestseller. Separated from her Cro-Magnon people by a calamitous earthquake, Ayla lives with a less-developed, male-dominated Neanderthal clan. She's different in appearance, in resourcefulness, in her uncommon defiance of social taboos. And from those differences arise conflicts that underscore the Cro-Magnons' evolutionary ascendancy and the Neanderthals' mysterious disappearance from our world.Adapted from Jean M. Auel's novel and scripted by John Sayles (Director of Lone Star), this is a true cult classic that shouldn't be missed by fans of low-budget cinema the way they used to be made...
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!
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.
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.