New DVD & Blu-Ray releases between 01/05/2012 and 31/05/2012
War Horse | DVD | (07/05/2012)
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From director Steven Spielberg comes War Horse, an epic adventure for audiences of all ages. Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, War Horse begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows Joey?s the extraordinary journey as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets ? British cavalry, German soldiers and a French farmer and his granddaughter ? before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man?s Land. The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse ? an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. War Horse is one of the great stories of friendship and war ? a best-selling book by author Michael Morpurgo, it was turned into an award-winning stage production and now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.
Breaking Bad - Season 3 | DVD | (14/05/2012)
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Winner of two 2010 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Bryan Cranston and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad - The Complete Third Season returns, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "the best show on television." Even though his cancer's in remission, chemistry teacher-turned-meth maker Walter White (Cranston) still can't catch a break. His wife (Anna Gunn) has filed for divorce, his DEA agent brother-in-law (Dean Norris) is out to bust him and a Mexican cartel just wants him dead. But with his family's future still at stake Walt cooks up a deal that will make him a fortune, a scheme with a terrible price. Executive produced by Vince Gilligan and Mark Johnson.
The Diamond Queen | DVD | (14/05/2012)
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Andrew Marr presents a landmark BBC documentary celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years as Head of State of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth. For the first time in modern history a Monarch reaches their Diamond Jubilee. To mark the occasion The Diamond Queen presents a definitive analysis of The Queen's reign, examining her history, constitutional role and responsibilities and her impact around the world. It features interviews with prime ministers, world leaders and special interviews with members of the Royal Family, and closely follows The Queen's working engagements around the world for the period of more than a year and a half.
The Bridge | DVD | (21/05/2012)
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The body of a woman is found in the middle of the Oresund Bridge. Half of it belongs to a Swedish politician, the other half to a Danish prostitute.Trapped in the middle of the bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark, a bi-national investigatory team is put together to solve the crime. Laid-back Danish family man, Martin, and Swedish single woman, Saga, have to work together to stop the horrific staged murders before the terrorist wins over public opinion with his anti-corruption agenda.
Not Going Out Series 1-5 | DVD | (21/05/2012)
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BAFTA Winning comedians Lee Mack and Tim Vine star alongside Sally Bretton (The Office, Green Wing), Miranda Hart (Miranda), Megan Dodds (Spooks) and Katy Wix (Torchwood) in the hit BBC1 primetime series Not Going Out.Series 1: Lee is unburdened by ambition or drive, drifting from one ill-advised job to another, living off the goodwill and generosity of his landlady, Kate (Megan Dodds), a clean living Californian. Meanwhile, his best mate and uptight accountant Tim (Tim Vine), struggles to get over his break-up with Kate and cope with her rapidly blossoming friendship with Lee.Series 2: Lee's flatmate Kate has moved out for good and his best mate and landlord, Tim has put the apartment up for sale. Faced with the prospect of losing the flat, not to mention his well-meaning but utterly useless cleaner Barbara (Miranda Hart), Lee rents the spare room to Tim's ambitious younger sister Lucy (Sally Breton).Series 3: Having developed feelings for Lucy and successfully sabotaging her relationship with her then-boyfriend Guy, Lee still has no significant plans to confront her, and distractions such as pregnancies, insurance scams, and noisy neighbours keep his mind off the bigger picture.Series 4: Trouble seems to find Lee at every turn. Not only are friends Tim and his ditzy girlfriend Daisy (Katy Wix) on hand to cause problems, but Lee also has to cope with stolen drugs, missing OAPs, long-lost daughters and a coma.Series 5: Lee continues to get into all sorts of scrapes and sticky situations in his eagerness to please and impress the object of his affections. But will a drunken experiment with Lucy show once and for all that love really is in the air or will it just lead to more mayhem and mishaps...
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows | DVD | (14/05/2012)
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The good news is, Dr. Watson does get married. The bad news is, Sherlock Holmes throws his bride off a moving train. Actually, there's even worse news than that--but all will be explained in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the sequel to Guy Ritchie's 2009 hit. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law return to their roles as Holmes and Watson, as the duo take on the world's greatest criminal mind, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), a man whose latest scheme has global implications. Sherlockians who prefer their consulting detective to remain in a traditional mode had best look the other way, for the sequel continues Ritchie's vision of Holmes as a hard-punching action hero hurtling through a barrage of special effects sequences. If you can go with that, A Game of Shadows actually improves on the first film: the story makes a little more sense (or possibly the whole thing moves so smoothly you don't notice the illogic), Harris is a delicious villain, and new cast members Noomi Rapace (from the Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series) and Stephen Fry (playing Sherlock's brother Mycroft, who calls his sibling "Sherlie") add appeal. It's all frivolous and superficial, but the film's playful attitude and breathless forward motion are skillfully managed--and the final note adds just the right punctuation. --Robert Horton
Up All Night - The Live Tour | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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The Artist | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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The Artist is a love letter and homage to classic black-and-white silent films. The film is enormously likable and is anchored by a charming performance from Jean Dujardin, as silent movie star George Valentin. In late-1920s Hollywood, as Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he makes an intense connection with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break. As one career declines, another flourishes, and by channeling elements of A Star Is Born and Singing in the Rain, The Artist tells the engaging story with humour, melodrama, romance, and--most importantly--silence. As wonderful as the performances by Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo (Miller) are, the real star of The Artist is cinematographer Guillaume Schiffman. Visually, the film is stunning. Crisp and beautifully contrasted, each frame is so wonderfully constructed that this sweet and unique little movie is transformed from entertaining fluff to a profound cinematic achievement. --Kira Canny
True Blood - Season 4 (HBO) | DVD | (21/05/2012)
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As if vampires, werewolves, werepanthers and shapeshifters weren't enough, Sookie Stackhouse and her allies in Bon Temps are about to face another round of otherworldly threats. It's time to bare your fangs for Season Four of this acclaimed HBO drama series that continues the story of this human/fairy waitress with telepathic gifts and an irresistible attraction to a vampire named Bill Compton. Though the bloody threat of Russell Edgington may have passed (for now), fresh trouble is brewing in Bon Temps...and many questions remain unanswered.
Underworld: Awakening (Blu-ray 3D) | Blu Ray | (14/05/2012)
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When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind.
Fireman Sam - Rescue Pack (Triple Pack) | DVD | (21/05/2012)
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Choppy Waters: There are seaside shenanigans a plenty in Pontypandy as Norman and Penny take sailing lessons, a fire breaks out on Charlie's fishing boat and a whale becomes stranded on the beach. Back on dry land, there's even more adventures when Elvis is left in charge of the fire station. Join in the excitement and make a splash with 'Choppy Waters'!Ready for Action: The alarm has sounded and the Pontypandy Crew is off to rescue their friends in need. From fiery vegetables, water rescue and even some karaoke, there's a heap of trouble and many adventures to look forward to with your favourite hero, Fireman Sam!Helicopter Heroes: Norman & James go on some troublesome adventures flying a model plane, while Elvis is getting ready to become the next singing sensation and Trevor and Tom take part in a barbeque cook-off. Who will cook the most delicious dish? Find out with Fireman Sam as he tries to keep up with the whole town!
Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Complete Box Set | DVD | (07/05/2012)
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Enjoy all the spellbinding episodes of pretty teen witch Sabrina Spellman (Melissa Joan Hart) and her talking black cat, Salem (voice of Nick Bakay), as they conjure up outrageous mischief. Sabrina The Teenage Witch brilliantly combines the supernatural world of magic with the normal life of a teenage girl. Enjoy all 162 spellbinding episodes in this 24 disc, 7 season collection, now on DVD!
Chronicle (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) | Blu Ray | (28/05/2012)
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If you should come upon a glowing, possibly extraterrestrial object buried in a hole, go ahead and touch the thing--you might just get superpowers. Or so it goes for the three high-school buds in Chronicle, an inventive excursion into the teenage sci-fi world. Once affected by the power, the guys exercise the joys of telekinesis: shuffling cars around in parking lots, moving objects in grocery stores, that kind of thing. Oh yeah--they can fly, too: and here director Josh Trank takes wing, in the movie's giddiest sequence, as the trio zips around the clouds in a glorious wish-fulfillment. It goes without saying that there will be a shadow side to this gift, and that's where Chronicle, for all its early cleverness, begins to stumble. Broody misfit Andrew (Dane DeHaan), destined to be voted Least Likely to Handle Superpowers Well by his graduating class, is documenting all this with his video camera, which is driving him even crazier (the movie's in "found footage" style, so everything we see is from a camcorder or security camera, an approach that gets trippy when Andrew realises he can levitate his camera without having to hold it). Trank and screenwriter Max Landis (son of John) seem to lose inspiration when the last act rolls around, so the movie settles for weightless battles around the Space Needle and a smattering of mass destruction. Still, let's give Chronicle credit for an offbeat angle, and a handful of memorable scenes. --Robert Horton
Ben and Holly's Little K. Vol. 4 - The Elf Games | DVD | (14/05/2012)
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Holly, a young Fairy Princess, is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn't always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn't have wings and he doesn't do magic. But elves are very good at making things - especially toys. They live in the Little Kingdom - a tiny land where flowers and grass rise above the tallest towers. Episodes:1) The Elf Games2) Cows3) The Toy Robot4) The Dinner Party5) Big Bad Barry6) King Thistle's Birthday7) The Wand Factory8) Daisy & Poppy's Hamster9) The Elf Rocket10) Picnic On The Moon
Grey's Anatomy - Season 7 | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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Let the healing begin. Primetime television's most beloved doctors return for an unprecedented season of emotional twists and turns. Relive every mesmerizing moment with ABC's Grey's Anatomy: Season 7. It's a year of new beginnings for the medical team of Seattle Grace Hospital as they slowly recover from the tragedy that hit too close to home.New relationships emerge and the strongest commitments are tested in this moving 6-disc set. From successes in the operating room to mistakes in the bedroom - and all the thrilling drama in between - the doctors find a way to survive as long as they lean on one another. Relive every heartbeat and get even more - including the extended version of the moving Musical Event and music videos featuring the doctors like you have never seen them before - only on DVD.
Treme - Season 2 | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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You won't find many television series whose defining event occurred before the first episode of the first season. Then again, there aren't many, if any, series like HBO's Treme. Created by writer-producers David Simon (of The Wire) and Eric Overmyer, this show has as its driving force, its raison d'être, Katrina, the hurricane that decimated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005. The debut season began a couple of months after the storm passed through, leaving misery and chaos in its wake; the first of 11 episodes in this, the second season, starts about a year after that. Most of the action still centers around NOLA, where the locals are continuing to pick up the pieces and get on with their lives in a city now plagued with violence and disorder. Some of those who left are returning, but some may be gone for good (several scenes throughout the season take place in New York City). Some are trying to rebuild their homes (which means the endless wait for federal funds continues); others, hewing to a mantra that "no disaster should go to waste," include venal businessmen looking to capitalize on the city's pain by rebuilding New Orleans "properly." And as one character puts it, "Everybody is out of their minds." As before, there are numerous characters and story lines to keep track of. Trombonist Antoine Batiste (Wendell Pierce) takes a job teaching music to schoolkids while also putting together a hot new band, the Soul Apostles. His former wife, bar owner LaDonna (Khandi Alexander), spends much of the season suffering from the effects of a brutal assault. Chef Janette Desautel (Kim Dickens) now lives and plies her trade in Manhattan, while her former boyfriend, DJ and aspiring rapper-music exec Davis McAlary (Steve Zahn), has taken up with up-and-coming fiddler Annie Tee (Lucia Micarelli). Activist lawyer Toni Bernette (Oscar winner Melissa Leo) tries to get to the bottom of a killing that may have involved police misconduct, while daughter Sofia (India Ennenga) struggles to adapt to life without her dad, who died in the previous season. Part of the show's appeal is the fact that these folks and the others whose story lines we follow are not superheroes or world-beaters; they're just people dealing with life's daily, if not exactly ordinary, vicissitudes. But as before, it's the music that remains the show's soul and constant heartbeat, whether it's provided by regulars like Antoine, Annie, and trumpeter Delmond Lambreaux (Rob Brown), who's trying to simultaneously update and honor the traditional New Orleans sound, or guest artists including John Hiatt and Shawn Colvin. You might tune in for the writing and acting (both excellent), but in the end, it's the sounds of Treme that will keep you coming back. --Sam Graham
The Sherlock Holmes Collection | Blu Ray | (14/05/2012)
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Titles Comprise:Sherlock Holmes: Robert Downey Jr. picks up the pipe in Guy Ritchie's action-packed reinvention of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. With the help of Watson (Jude Law), Baker Street's super sleuth must battle through all kinds of trouble to solve a case that threatens the future of good ol' Blighty.On a quest to solve a string of mysterious and brutal murders, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his trusted ally Watson (Jude Law) plunge into a world of dark arts and startling new technologies, where logic, and a good right hook, are the best crime fighting weapons. Explosive action, baffling mystery and astonishing intrigue follow the two in a race to uncover and foil a terrifying plot that threatens to destroy the country. Director Guy Ritchie helms the all-action adventure reintroducing the great detective to the world. Robert Downey Jr. is the new Sherlock Holmes!Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game Of Shadows: Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and Jude Law returns as his friend and colleague, Dr. Watson, in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room...until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large-Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris)-and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective.Around the globe, headlines break the news: a scandal takes down an Indian cotton tycoon; a Chinese opium trader dies of an apparent overdose; bombings in Strasbourg and Vienna; the death of an American steel magnate... No one sees the connective thread between these seemingly random events-no one, that is, except the great Sherlock Holmes, who has discerned a deliberate web of death and destruction. At its center sits a singularly sinister spider: Moriarty.Holmes' investigation into Moriarty's plot becomes more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London to France, Germany and finally Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead, and moving perilously close to completing his ominous plan. If he succeeds, it will not only bring him immense wealth and power but alter the course of history.
True Blood - Season 1-4 Complete (HBO) | DVD | (21/05/2012)
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Vampires have come out of the coffin and are now living among us. Surviving on synthetic blood, they no longer need human blood to survive. Or so it seems...The small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, boasts a wide array of colourful locals. Meet Sookie Stackhouse (Academy Award winner Anna Paquin, a sweet and innocent waitress who hides her powerful ability to read minds; Bill Compton (British actor Stephen Moyer), a 173-year-old vampire who's just moved back to town; Sookie's brother Jason (Aussie hearthrob Ryan Kwanten - Vinnie Patterson from Home And Away), a ladies' man who can't seem to stay out of trouble; tough-as-nails Tara, Sookie's loyal best friend; Sam, the owner of Merlotte's who tries to keep his feelings for Sookie to himself; Lafayette, a man about town who's always cooking up something illicit and off the menu, and a quirky cast of characters who each hide their dark secrets in the shadows of night in this series that's like no other.
The Syndicate | DVD | (07/05/2012)
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The Syndicate is a brand new five-part drama for BBC One which follows five workers at a cut-price supermarket in Leeds whose lives are turned upside down after they jointly win the lottery, going from facing redundancy and battling the present economic downturn to having more money than they ever dreamt of.Timothy Spall plays supermarket manager Bob, whose newfound wealth cannot mask his persistent health problems. Joanna Page plays single mother Leanne, who although welcomes her financial freedom, is worried about the consequences that the win will bring.They are joined by their supermarket colleagues - dog-loving Denise, played by Lorraine Bruce (Dalziel And Pascoe, Benidorm), and brothers Stuart, played by Matthew McNulty (Five Days, Lark Rise To Candleford, Single Handed), and Jamie played by Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter).The Syndicate is written by Kay Mellor, whose previous critically acclaimed dramas include: Band Of Gold, Playing The Field, Fat Friends, The Chase and A Passionate Woman.
Underworld: Awakening | DVD | (14/05/2012)
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When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind.