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.
Mean Girls 1 / Mean Girls 2 - 2012 Double Pack | DVD | (07/05/2012)
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Mean Girls: Raised in the African bush country by her zoologist parents, Cady (Lindsay Lohan) thinks she knows all about the survival of the fittest. But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when the home-schooled 15-year-old enters public high school for the first time. Trying to find her place among jocks, mathletes and other subcultures, Cady crosses paths with the meanest species of all - the Queen Bee, aka the cool and calculating Regina (Rachel McAdams), leader of the school's most fashionable clique, The Plastics. When Cady falls for Regina's ex-boyfriend, though, the Queen Bee is stung and she schemes to ruin Cady's social future. Cady's own claws soon come out as she leaps into a hilarious Girl World war that has the whole school running for cover.Mean Girls 2: The Plastics are back in the long-awaited follow-up to the smash-hit Mean Girls...and now the clique is more fashionable, funny and ferocious than ever! Confident senior Jo (Meaghan Martin) begins the new school year by breaking her own cardinal rule: don't get involved in girl drama. But when she sees timid Abby (Jennifer Stone) preyed upon by Queen Bee Mandi (Maiara Walsh) and her minions, she takes sides in a viciously funny girl-world-war that turns the whole school upside down.
Chariots of Fire | DVD | (07/05/2012)
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Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture, this internationally acclaimed motion picture recounts the poignant true story of two British sprinters vying for gold in the 1924 Paris Olympic Games. Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross), a driven athlete of Jewish ancestry, runs to overcome prejudice and to achieve personal fame; his rival, Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a devout Scottish missionary, competes for the glory of God. An inspirational story of spirit and strength in the face of enormous odds, the film combines the finest elements of athletic competition and human drama to create a compelling and timeless cinematic classic.
Underworld 1-4 | Blu Ray | (14/05/2012)
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Underworld: Selene, a beautiful vampire warrior, is entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a werewolf who longs for the war to end.Underworld: Evolution: Picking up directly from the previous film, vampire warrior Selena and the half werewolf Michael hunt for clues to reveal the history of their races and the war between them.Underworld: Rise of the Lycans: An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.Underworld: Awakening: 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.
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.
In Time | DVD | (21/05/2012)
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As a storyteller, Andrew Niccol tends to think big, tackling heady subjects such as genetic predestination (Gattaca), the nature of reality (The Truman Show), and celebrity in the cyber age (S1m0ne). In Time, Niccol's first film since 2005's Lord of War, has a typically gigantic premise--a world where everyone over 25 years old must pay for every continued second of their existence--but stumbles in the execution. While the ideas are exceedingly clever, the telling isn't especially witty. Justin Timberlake stars as a goodhearted but desperate minimum-wager trapped in a society where the rich are essentially immortal and the poor see their lifespan shorten with every purchase. (A cup of coffee costs 4 minutes, taking the bus also takes 30 minutes off of your life, and so on.) After being gifted with a century by a mysterious benefactor, he begins a romance with a beautiful socialite (Amanda Seyfried), whose father holds the key to the entire monetary system. Matters are complicated with the introduction of a relentless time cop (Cillian Murphy) with his own motivations for restoring the unnatural balance of things. Niccol has fun laying out the aspects of a world where even the elderly are genetically frozen at age 25 (the scenes where Timberlake interacts with his mother, played by a disturbingly spry Olivia Wilde, are an unsavoury hoot), but has difficulty translating the ingenuity of his concept to a compelling narrative, which rapidly devolves into a mix of uninspired chase scenes and a succession of time-related puns that would have trouble passing muster on a Laffy Taffy wrapper. (The bad guys threaten to clean Timberlake's clock. Repeatedly.) While science fiction aficionados will find much to chew on in Niccol's askew reality, In Time never quite hits the marks that its own ideas suggest. As a film, it's more fun to think about than watch. --Andrew Wright
Malcolm X | DVD | (14/05/2012)
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Just as Do the Right Thing was the capstone of Spike Lee's earlier career, Malcolm X marked the next milestone in the filmmaker's artistic maturity. It seemed everything Lee had done up to that point was to prepare him for this epic biography of America's fiery civil-rights leader, who is superbly played by Oscar-nominated Denzel Washington, from his early days as a zoot-suited hustler known as "Detroit Red" to his spiritual maturity after his pilgrimage to Mecca, as a Black Muslim by the name of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz. Do the Right Thing climaxed with the photographic images of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King engulfed by flames of rage; Malcolm X explores the genesis and evolution of that rage over Malcolm's lifetime, and how these two great figures--held up to the public as polar opposites within the African-American human rights movement (King for nonviolent civil disobedience, Malcolm for achieving equality "by any means necessary")--were each essential to the agenda of the other. Lee careens from the hedonistic ebullience of Malcolm's early days to the stark despair of prison, from his life-changing conversion to Islam to his emergence as a dynamic political leader--all with an epic sweep and vitality that illuminates personal details as well as political ideology. Angela Bassett is also terrific as Malcolm's wife, Betty Shabazz. --Jim Emerson
The Boat That Guy Built | DVD | (21/05/2012)
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Motorcycle racing star, mechanic and engineering enthusiast Guy Martin, together with his best mate Mark Mave Davies, fit out Reckless, an aptly named narrowboat using the best of British inventions from the Industrial Revolution. The series sees Guy – described as a cross between Steve McQueen and Fred Dibnah – building his own versions of the innovations that made Britain great, from an 18th century blast furnace to allow him to smelt iron and make a kettle, to re-engineering a steam engine so that it powers his shower. Along the way he'll learn how to weave silk using an early computer, blow up the first gas-powered water heater, milk a cow the traditional way by burying his head against the cow's stomach, and abseil off the side of Derby Cathedral to clean its clock and pay tribute to his steeplejack hero, Fred Dibnah. He also visits historic lavatory manufacturer Thomas Crapper and Sons, to conduct a flush-off and find the best toilet.
The Sherlock Holmes Collection | DVD | (14/05/2012)
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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.
The Divide | DVD | (14/05/2012)
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When a cataclysmic explosion devastates New York, eight strangers take refuge in the basement of their apartment building, a converted fallout shelter. The shelter suddenly comes under attack by men in hazmat suits forcing the strangers to join forces in a desperate bid to take on the new enemy.Amid the chaos there is no real understanding of what these hazmats are looking for and what drives them to be so merciless. Their sanctuary becomes a living hell where the survivors must use their wits to save themselves from becoming victims of the pack in a thrilling, action packed finale.
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!
Pocahontas | Blu Ray | (21/05/2012)
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True to the spirit of a great Disney classic, this extraordinary film bursts with music and adventure from Just Around the Riverbend, and now, for the first time, witness it all in high definition on Blu-ray.Along the edgewaters of Virginia, Pocahontas, the free-spirited daughter of Chief Powhatan, watches as a mysterious shipload of English settlers arrives, led by the greedy Governor Ratcliffe and the courageous Captain John Smith. Along with her playful pals, Meeko, a mischievous raccoon, and feisty hummingbird, Flit, Pocahontas develops a strong friendship with Captain Smith. But when tensions mount between their two very different cultures, Pocahontas seeks the lively wisdom of Grandmother Willow to help her find a way for everyone to live together in peace.Winner of two Academy Awards (1995) for Best Song ('Colours Of The Wind) and Best Musical Score, Pocahontas surrounds you with the riches of another glowing winner in Disney's animated hit parade!
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
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!
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.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey | DVD | (07/05/2012)
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The Story of Film: An Odyssey, written and directed by award-winning film-maker Mark Cousins, is the story of international cinema told through the history of cinematic innovation.Five years in the making, The Story of Film: An Odyssey covers six continents and 12 decades, showing how film-makers are influenced both by the historical events of their times, and by each other. It provides a worldwide guided tour of the greatest movies ever made; an epic tale that starts in nickelodeons and ends as a multi-billion-dollar globalised digital industry.Described as a love letter to the movies, Cousins visits the key sites in the history of cinema; from Hollywood to Mumbai; from Hitchcock s London to the village where Pather Panchali was shot, and features interviews with legendary filmmakers and actors including Stanley Donen, Kyoko Kagawa, Gus van Sant, Lars Von Trier, Claire Denis, Bernardo Bertolucci, Robert Towne, Jane Campion and Claudia Cardinale.
Geek Charming | DVD | (21/05/2012)
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Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) and Matt Prokop (High School Musical 3: Senior Year) team up in this comedy about makeovers that really matter. After it girl Dylan (Hyland) accidentally drops her expensive handbag into the mall fountain, she's surprised when film geek Josh (Prokop) retrieves it for her. After Josh rescues her bag, Dylan jumps at the chance to be the subject of his new documentary.Dylan hopes the film will clinch her campaign for Blossom Queen-she claims that winning is her only life goal! Josh, meanwhile, plans to make a hard-hitting expose about popularity; but as he gets to know Dylan, he discovers that her real persona is more interesting than the faux facade she has created. At the last minute, Josh decides his film should introduce this awesome girl to the world, but how will Dylan react when she sees it?Also featuring 10 episodes of the hit series Shake It Up for over 5 hours of content!
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.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians - Season 3 | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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All 12 episodes from the third season of the American TV reality show centering on the day-to-day lives of the Los Angeles celebrity family. Episodes comprise: 'Free Khloé' 'Kourt's First Cover' 'I'd Rather Go Naked... Or Shopping' 'Pussycat Vision' 'All for One and One for Kim' 'Cinderella Story' 'The Two Year Itch' 'Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder' 'Leaving the Nest' 'Meet the Kardashians' 'Double Trouble' and 'What's Yours Is Mine'.
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.