New DVD & Blu-Ray releases on 28/05/2012
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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The new 3D family adventure &ldquo;Journey 2: The Mysterious Island&rdquo; begins when seventeen-year-old Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist. Unable to stop him from tracking the signal to its source Sean's new stepfather Hank (Dwayne Johnson) joins the quest that will take them first to the South Pacific and then to a place few people have ever seen. Or lived to tell about. It's a place of stunning beauty strange and threatening life forms volcanoes mountains of gold and more than one astonishing secret. Together with Gabato (Luis Guzm&aacute;n) the only helicopter pilot willing to risk the trip and Gabato&rsquo;s beautiful strong-willed daughter Kailani (Vanessa Hudgens) they set out to find the island rescue its lone human inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island underwater and bury its treasures forever in this follow-up to the 2008 worldwide hit &ldquo;Journey to the Center of the Earth.&rdquo;
H.G. Wells' Island of Lost Souls (1932) (Masters of Cinema) | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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Originally rejected by the BBFC on its original release for being against nature this first and best screen adaptation of H. G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau is a taboo-flaunting blood-curdling spectacular and one of Hollywood's wildest most notorious pre-Code pictures. Shipwrecked and adrift Edward Parker finds himself a guest on Dr. Moreau's isolated South Seas island but quickly discovers the horrifying nature of the doctor's work and the origin of the strange forms inhabiting the isle: a colony of wild animals reworked into humanoid form via sadistic surgical experiments. Furthermore Parker quickly begins to fear his own part in the doctor's plans to take the unholy enterprise to a next level. Featuring a peerlessly erudite and sinister performance by Charles Laughton (Spartacus Hobson's Choice The Hunchback of Notre Dame Mutiny on the Bounty) as the diabolical doctor a sterling appearance by Bela Lugosi (Dracula The Raven Ninotchka) as the half-beast-half-man Sayer of the Law and sensationally atmospheric cinematography by the great Karl Struss (Murnau's Sunrise Mamoulian's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) Island of Lost Souls now returns to claim a central position among the most imaginative and nightmarish fantasies from Hollywood's golden age of horror. Island of Lost Souls is a true classic of horror cinema from the early 1930s - alongside Dracula Frankenstein Freaks The Invisible Man Vampyr and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Iron Sky | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space programme evaded destruction by the Allies and made a daring escape to the Moon. In the intervening 70 years they have re-colonised, re-armed with devastating new weapons and silently plotted their revenge.When an American astronaut stumbles upon their secret Moon lair, the Fhrer (Udo Kier, Blade) decides to unleash their alien armada upon the unprepared Earth, to be led by ruthless army leader Klaus Alder (Gotz Otto, Schindler's List, Downfall). Now every man, woman and child must unite to repel the UFO Nazi invasion and save humanity!
The Comedy of Errors | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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A star cast including Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Roger Rees, Francesca Annis and Nickolas Grace features in a joyfully exuberant Royal Shakespeare Company production of one of Shakespeare s best-loved comedies. Conceived by Trevor Nunn, this musical presentation at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon is a carefree romp in which collapsing chairs, squirting soda siphons, funky wigs, uncompromising couplets and outrageous puns abound. The production features music by composer Guy Woolfenden, who received an Olivier Award for Best New Musical for the show s London production, and dance routines by world-renowned choreographer Gillian Lynne; Francesca Annis won a BAFTA award for her role as Luciana. The play itself is a comedy of mistaken identities involving two sets of twins. With their twin servants, they are separated in a shipwreck and thrown together by chance, and the plot twists and turns in total confusion!
Chinatown | Blu Ray | (28/05/2012)
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A landmark movie in the film noir tradition, Roman Polanski's Chinatown stands as a true screen classic. Jack Nicholson is private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite (Faye Dunaway) to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in ... Chinatown.Co-starring film legend John Huston and featuring an Academy Award-winning script by Robert Towne, Chinatown captures a lost era in a masterfully woven movie that remains a timeless gem.
Penelope Pitstop and Friends | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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Collection of episodes from the 'Wacky Races' spin-off series, 'The Perils of Penelope Pitstop', featuring the pink-clad female driver created by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The episodes are: 'Jungle Jeopardy', 'The Terrible Trolley Trap', 'The Boardwalk Booby Trap', 'Wild West Peril', 'Carnival Calamity' and 'The Treacherous Movie Lot Plot'.<div class='emptyClear'>
House of Tolerance | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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Selected for official competition at Cannes 2011 and nominated for 7 French Csars du Cinema, Bertrand Bonello's House of Tolerance is a highly stylized look at the final days of a turn-of-the-century brothel in Paris bathed in languid beauty and sexuality.In the Nineteenth Century much of the Parisian sex trade was confined to 'maisons closes', populated by elegant madams and a vetted clientele. The ladies were provocatively dressed and, upstairs, occupied numerous boudoirs ready for carnal pleasures. However, even in such a controlled environment, dangers still lurked: disease was rampant and sometimes a gentleman might lose his temper and harm one of the women...
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
Chronicle | DVD | (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
Michael | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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This acclaimed Austrian drama focuses on five months in the life of paedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement.A protg of Michael Haneke, Markus Schleinzer's Michael is a triumph of uneasy cinema. With an unorthodox level of restraint, the director tells the story of a dull office drone who keeps a kidnapped young boy locked in his house.Despite its subversive edge, Michael successfully drains the shock out of a frightening premise and instead delivers a keen observational thriller. From its opening minutes, Michael reveals its alarming plot with a patient, naturalistic atmosphere.
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.
Earth 2 - The Complete Series | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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Embark on the quest to find a new home planet for humanity in the year 2192 as the complete sci-fi epic Earth 2 lands on DVD for the first time ever! From Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment comes the thrilling story of Devon Adair (Debrah Farentino), who is struggling to find a healthy environment for her deathly ill son, Ulysses. Disregarding government orders, she puts together an expedition to establish new civilisation on an Earth-like planet 22 light years in the future. But after their ship crash-lands on the wrong side of planet G889, the ''colonists'' quickly discover that their new home already has some very strange and hostile inhabitants. Catch DVD-exclusive special features and join stellar guest stars including Tim Curry, Virginia Madsen, Terry O'Quinn and more in all 21 groundbreaking episodes of this Emmy award winning series. Special Features: Deleted Scenes Extended Scenes - 8 scenes from 5 episodes (Water, Better Living Through Morganite, Redemption, All About Eve, Survival Of The Fittest) Blooper Reel Outtakes
Daffy Duck and Friends (DVD + Digital Copy) | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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A black, maladjusted mallard, Daffy Duck is a master of indignant outrage and a self-doubting egomaniac. His own worst enemy and the inevitable victim of his own aggressive behaviour, Daffy exists only to win--which he almost never does. He's wild, crazy, unpredictable and funny. And with Daffy, it's always me, me, me.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy) | Blu Ray | (28/05/2012)
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The new 3D family adventure “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” begins when seventeen-year-old Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist. Unable to stop him from tracking the signal to its source, Sean's new stepfather, Hank (Dwayne Johnson), joins the quest that will take them first to the South Pacific, and then to a place few people have ever seen. Or lived to tell about. It's a place of stunning beauty, strange and threatening life forms, volcanoes, mountains of gold and more than one astonishing secret. Together with Gabato (Luis Guzmn), the only helicopter pilot willing to risk the trip, and Gabato’s beautiful, strong-willed daughter Kailani (Vanessa Hudgens), they set out to find the island, rescue its lone human inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island underwater and bury its treasures forever, in this follow-up to the 2008 worldwide hit “Journey to the Center of the Earth.”
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1 and 2 | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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The Hunchback of NotredameThe Hunchback of Notre Dame is a thrilling heartwarming tale full of incredible action hilarious comedy and charming songs! Inspired by Victor Hugo's classic novel Disney brings the heroic adventures of Quasimodo the gentle and lonely bell ringer of Notre Dame to life. At the urging of his hilarious gargoyle pals Quasimodo defi es his evil guardian and ventures from his tower to the joyous Festival of Fools in the city streets below. But when the crowd turns on him because of the way he looks he is rescued by another outcast the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda. Now Quasi finds himself struggling in two battles: to save the city he loves from destruction meanwhile compelling others to see people for who and what they really are not just for how they appear. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a joy to hear and a wonder to behold full of heroes villains comedy suspense and music that will enthrall your senses and warm your heart... no matter who you are! The Hunchback of Notredame 2Return to the magnificence of Notre Dame in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame II - The Secret of the Bell a fun romantic adventure told with vibrant animation and music as glorious as its setting. Quasimodo and all of his friends reunite in this thrilling escapade as the lovable yet lonely bell ringer takes on the evil circus owner Sarousch. A master of sorcery Sarousch plots to steal the Cathedral's famous bell La Fidele - forcing his assistant and Quasi's new friend Madellaine to help him. When Esmeralda's little boy Zephyr tries to stop Sarousch Quasi must race to the rescue of his small pal and the jewelled bell. Ignoring some hilarious advice from his gargoyle buddies Quasi listens to his own brave heart - and discovers that he too must look past appearances to learn to trust. Disney's legendary tale continues with this comical magical musical elebration of the beauty inside everyone.
Wile E. Coyote and Friends (DVD + Digital Copy) | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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A brilliant inventor, Wile E. Coyote constantly creates incredibly elaborate devices which never work to trap the speedy Road Runner. Living in a constant state of frustration and anger due to his inability to capture his fleet-footed prey, the tenacious Coyote always suffers defeat, then devises a new trap.
Tweety Pie and Friends (DVD + Digital Copy) | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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He's an innocent, sweet, vulnerable and lovable canary - but underneath his tiny, wide-eyed, baby-talking, yellow exterior beats the heart of a wily survivor. Although he never pursues trouble, Tweety will do anything necessary to fend off the carnivorous advances of Sylvester the cat, whom he loves to tease with his quick wit.
A Queen is Crowned | DVD | (28/05/2012)
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The only full length Technicolor film of the Queen's coronation.
Bleach The Movie 2: Diamond Dust Rebellion | Blu Ray | (28/05/2012)
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After the treasured Ouin is stolen, Toshiro Hitsugaya disappears and becomes the prime suspect. This act of treason can only be punished one way! When the Soul Society calls for his capture and execution, substitute Soul Reaper, Ichigo Kurosaki vows to prove Hitsugaya's innocence. Will the secret of the Ouin and Captain Hitsugaya's motives be revealed before his honour, his life, and the Soul Society are destroyed?
A Room With A View | Blu Ray | (28/05/2012)
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Lucy Honeychurch and her chaperon, Charlotte Bartlette, arrive in Florence, they are troubled by the fact that they don't have rooms with a view. Later that night at supper, fellow guests Mr. Emerson and his son George offer to exchange their rooms for that of Lucy and Charlotte's.This exchange is the first of many events where Lucy and Charlotte are involved in the plans of Mr. Emerson, George and other guests from the hotel they are staying at. But, when Lucy and George realize their passionate feelings for one another when George kisses Lucy, it is not a simple matter of boy likes girl, but boy likes girl and girl is engaged to another. Now Lucy begins to doubt her feelings for her husband to be and get herself caught up in a web of lies to convince herself, George and everyone else that she isn't in love with George. How will it all turn out in the end?