New DVD & Blu-Ray releases on 04/06/2012
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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Trouble-prone teen Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out school - but that's the least of his problems. The gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters seem to have walked out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology texts and into his life - and they're not happy. Zeus' lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, Percy and his friends must embark on a cross-country adventure to catch the true thief, save Percy's family, and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves.
Silent Witness - Series 15 | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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Spider-Man Trilogy | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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Spider-Man: Peter Parker (Maguire) was a shy, quite nerdy teenager...until he was bitten by a genetically altered spider. Now with the heightened senses and incredible strengths and abilities of a spider, Parker has become the amazing Spider-Man!Spider-Man 2:Two years have passed, and the mild-mannered Peter Parker faces new challenges as he struggles with the gift and the curse, desperately trying to balance his dual identities as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man and his life as a college student. Tormented by his secrets, Peter finds that his relationships with all those he holds dear are in danger of unraveling. His life-long yearning for M.J. (Kirsten Dunst) becomes even stronger as he fights the impulse to reveal his secret life and declare his love. His friendship with Harry Osborn (James Franco) is complicated by the young Osborn's bitterness over his father's death and his growing vendetta against Spider-Man. Even Peter's beloved Aunt May (Rosemary Harris), who has fallen on hard times after the death of Uncle Ben, begins to have doubts about her nephew.Spider-Man 3: Based on the legendary Marvel Comics series, Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. When his suit suddenly changes, turning jet-black and enhancing his powers, it transforms Peter as well, bringing out the dark, vengeful side of his personality that he is struggling to control. Under the influence of the suit, Peter becomes over confident and starts to neglect the people who care about him most. Forced to choose between the seductive power of the new suit and the compassionate hero he used to be, Peter must overcome his personal demons as two of the most feared villains yet, Sandman and Venom, gather unparalleled power and a thirst for retribution to threaten Peter and everyone he loves.
Scott & Bailey Series 1 and 2 Box Set | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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This moving and exciting drama series follows the lives of Janet Scott and Rachel Bailey - Detective Constables in a Manchester Major Incident Team led by the formidable DCI Gill Murray. Though dedicated to cracking their challenging cases, Scott and Bailey also have home lives away from the force, fraught with personal dramas, decisions and life-changing consequences.Series 1:As they take on testing and horrific cases - including the murder of a pregnant girl, a mother left to bleed to death in the boot of her car and a young boy shot dead in his living room - Rachel finds her just-finished relationship far from over, while Janet struggles to curb a workplace affair. With careers on the line, there are some heart-rending decisions to be made...Series 2:With a murder suspect putting Rachel's life in danger and Janet facing another encounter with serial killer Geoff Hastings, the detectives are in need of some light relief. Good-looking old flame Sean provides a diversion for Rachel and a stressed Janet turns once more to colleague Andy Roper - but is either woman really ready for another serious relationship?
Top Gear - The Challenges 6 | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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Top Gear: The Challenges Volume 6 combines all the meaty goodness of incredible car-based endeavours with all the tasty treats of brilliant star guests and a delicious gravy of pure distilled Stigginess. Counts as one of your recommended five-a-day intake of three silly men arguing, falling over and accidentally setting things on fire.The Ashes:Jeremy, Richard and James welcome their colleagues from Australian Top Gear to Britain by picking them up in a prison van and calling all three of them 'Bruce' as Top Gear once again teeters on the brink of an international incident.Car Trains:Top Gear sets out to solve the problem of expensive rail tickets by making locomotives from old luxury cars and carriages from ancient caravans. What could possible go wrong? Apart from a prominent railway author getting covered in flies and poo.Cars For 17 Year Olds:What's the ideal affordable, insurable, second hand car for someone who's just passed their driving test? The presenters mentally knock upwards of 25 years off their own ages to find out. Warning: Contains the sight of James May wigging out to dance music whilst wearing a very silly hat.Snowbine:The presenters decide to save Britain from the annual blizzard of headlines proclaiming 'snow chaos' by making normally idle combine harvesters work through the winter as snow ploughs. What could possibly go wrong with that? Apart from setting a man alight...Four Seater Convertibles:Jeremy, Richard and James are told to buy second hand, four seater convertibles for a challenge, fail to compare notes and accidentally end up with exactly the same sort of car. Although actually, they prove to be very different. Especially when it comes to what's been left in the interior.Demolition:Can the presenters knock down a cluster of condemned houses using left over military hardware faster than a team of professionals can do it with proper demolition equipment? Erm... what do you think?Skoda Yeti:Jeremy embarks on a typically thorough test of a new family car involving fire, a helicopter, some ice cream, two dogs and a well known British actress in the glovebox.Amy Williams vs WRC Mini:Radiant Winter Olympian and official Friend Of Top Gear Amy Williams gamely agrees to race unradiant and sport-o-phobic James May in a snow-bound battle between man and machine. Well, girl and machine.Jaguar XJ vs The Sun:It's a big Jag against the Big One as Jeremy decides to race against the very centre of the universe. Sort of. The rising and setting of the sun is more to do with the rotation of the earth but let's not get bogged down in that now.Range Rover Evoque:James travels to the United States to drive the exciting new baby Range Rover. Contains dramatic scenery, light off roading and a well known diva with a suspiciously large Adam's apple.Amputee RallyRichard meets the world's pluckiest and most unusual rally team as they prepare to take on the challenge of a lifetime. Also featuring an appearance from a very old friend who has to promise not to write another book about it.Jaguar E-Type 50th:Jeremy celebrates the 50th birthday of the Jaguar E-type in typically understated style and drives the re-made Eagle Speedster which he proclaims to be the most beautiful thing in the entire world.Marauder:Richard is in South Africa to drive quite possibly the world's toughest thing. And drive it he does...right over some cars, through a wall and onto a big pile of explosives.
A Monster in Paris | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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A animated movie set in Paris in the year 1910 and centered on a monster who lives in a garden and his love for a beautiful, young singer. Paris.
Red Dog | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.
Spider-Man Trilogy | Blu Ray | (04/06/2012)
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Spider-Man: (Dir. Sam Raimi) (2002): Peter Parker (Maguire) was a shy, quite nerdy teenager...until he was bitten by a genetically altered spider. Now with the heightened senses and incredible strengths and abilities of a spider, Parker has become the amazing Spider-Man. Despite facing close competition, the long awaited Spider-Man became one of 2002's biggest hits!Spider-Man 2: (Dir. Sam Raimi) (2004): Two years have passed, and the mild-mannered Peter Parker faces new challenges as he struggles with 'the gift and the curse', desperately trying to balance his dual identities as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man and his life as a college student. Tormented by his secrets and facing a deadly new threat in multi-tentacled Doctor Octopus (Molina), Peter finds that his relationships with all those he holds dear are in danger of unraveling. His life-long yearning for M.J. (Kirsten Dunst) becomes even stronger as he fights the impulse to reveal his secret life and declare his love. His friendship with Harry Osborn (James Franco) is complicated by the young Osborn's bitterness over his father's death and his growing vendetta against Spider-Man. Even Peter's beloved Aunt May (Rosemary Harris), who has fallen on hard times after the death of Uncle Ben, begins to have doubts about her nephew...Spider-Man 3: (Dir. Sam Raimi) (2007): Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. When his suit suddenly changes, turning jet-black and enhancing his powers, it transforms Peter as well, bringing out the dark, vengeful side of his personality that he is struggling to control. Under the influence of the suit, Peter becomes over confident and starts to neglect the people who care about him most. Forced to choose between the seductive power of the new suit and the compassionate hero he used to be, Peter must overcome his personal demons as two of the most feared villains yet, Sandman and Venom, gather unparalleled power and a thirst for retribution to threaten Peter and everyone he loves.
Coriolanus | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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The common people of Rome are hungry ? never has the social inequality between themselves and the wealthy ruling classes been so apparent. Riots are widespread and the people?s fury rapidly becomes focussed on the Republic?s most courageous general, Caius Martius (Ralph Fiennes), who has publicly expressed his scorn for their suffering. But, Rome is also at war with the Volsces, a neighbouring state whose guerrilla-style army is led by Martius?s sworn enemy, Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler). Following the latest, brazen Volscian taunt, Martius and his comrade-at-arms Titus Lartius (Dragan Micanovic) are called to a council of war by their commanding officer, General Cominius (John Kani). Rome must retaliate. Martius?s outstanding courage and leadership on the field of battle secures the Volscian city of Corioles for Rome. It is a crushing defeat for the Volscians and, in honour of his victory, Martius is awarded the title ?Coriolanus?, meaning conqueror of Corioles. The anger of the Roman people has now subsided and Coriolanus has become a hero. With his recent triumph, Coriolanus?s politically ambitious mother Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave) joyfully anticipates her son being elected to the powerful Senate position of Consul. Influential Roman Senator, and Coriolanus?s political mentor, Menenius (Brian Cox) encourages him. Always in the background, Coriolanus?s gentle and loving wife, Virgilia (Jessica Chastain), worries for her husband?s continued safety.To become Consul, Coriolanus knows he must first secure the people?s support and at first he is loath to engage in the necessary glad-handing. He sees it as hypocritical and an affront to his personal honour code. Under pressure, he finally relents but, not a natural politician, he handles his canvassing without the required good grace and arouses ill feeling in his audience. His past public declarations have already established him as a threat to the people in the minds of their representatives, the Tribunes. And now the conspiratorial Tribunes, Brutus (Paul Jesson) and Sicinius (James Nesbitt) take full advantage of Coriolanus?s rapid fall from public favour to persuade voters to refuse him the office he seeks. The Tribunes campaign is further supported by an underground group of left-wing rebels, led by Cassius (Ashraf Barhom) and Tamora (Lubna Azabal), who also speak out against Coriolanus?s election. Their combined arguments work and he is defeated. Coriolanus is enraged and his verbal retaliation leads to further public rioting. Disgraced, the Senate banishes him from Rome. Now stateless and seeking revenge for Rome?s ingratitude and treachery, Coriolanus journeys to the city of Antium, the Volscian capital and home to his enemy, Tullus Aufidius. With nothing to lose, he seeks out his old adversary and boldly offers him a choice. Aufidius can either take Coriolanus?s life or accept his help in defeating Rome. Confronted by his greatest enemy, Aufidius must decide whether to finally destroy his rival or join forces with him in battle?.
Big Miracle | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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Based on the inspiring true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.Local newsman Adam Carlson (Krasinski) can't wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market. But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it, too. With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries Adam the most is Rachel Kramer (Barrymore). Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she's also his ex-girlfriend.With time running out, Rachel and Adam must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales. As the world's attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War.
Fantastic Mr. Fox | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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Fantastic Mr. Fox is visionary director Wes Anderson's first animated film, utilizing classic handmade stop motion techniques to tell the story of the best selling children's book by Roald Dahl (author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach). Three horrible farmers - Boggis, Bunce and Bean - are dedicated to destroying Mr. Fox, the wily and wonderful Mr Fox, who makes a habit of eating their chickens. When they pull out all the stops and surround his den, Mr Fox must use all his cunning in a fantastic plan to keep his family and countryside friends safe.
Monte Carlo | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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A graduation trip to Paris and a case of mistaken identity coincide to give three Texan girls an overseas adventure they'll never forget. Friends Grace (Selena Gomez) and Emma (Katie Cassidy) are going on a trip to Paris to celebrate Grace's graduation, but find themselves saddled with Emma's soon-to-be stepsister Meg (Leighton Meester), who's just about as different from Emma and Grace as is humanly possible. The trip starts out rushed and much less glamorous than the girls anticipated, but when Grace is mistaken for British heiress Cordelia Winthrop Scott, the girls suddenly find themselves in the lap of luxury and wind up at a charity event in Monte Carlo. Along the way, each of the girls meets a boy who helps them to mature and discover what's truly important in their lives. This movie has essentially been done before (think The Lizzie McGuire Movie and Cheetah Girls 2), and even with the star power of Gomez, this rendition pales in comparison. Throw in the unlikely pairing of Cassidy and Gomez as friends and contemporaries despite their significant age difference, and the abrupt personality switch that Meester's character undergoes, and the whole film comes off as pretty unbelievable to those over 12-years-old. However, tweens are likely to find the characters and situation enticing enough, especially when combined with the draw of Disney Channel icon Gomez, to earn the film a passing score. (Ages 10 to 12) --Tami Horiuchi
Yellow Submarine | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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Once upon a time, or maybe twice, there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland; a place where happiness and music reigned supreme. But all that was threatened when the terrible Blue Meanies declared war and sent in their army led by a menacing Flying Glove to destroy all that was good. Enter, John, Paul, George and Ringo to save the day! Armed with little more than their humour, songs, and of course, their yellow submarine, the Fab Four tackle the rough seas ahead in an effort to bring down the evil forces of bluedom.
Francesco's Shakespeare | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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Nowhere fired Shakespeare's Imagination quite like Italy. But as Francesco Da Mosto argues in this new two part series, Italian cities meant far more to our greatest author than just a sunlit setting.Francesco takes us on a journey from North to South, visiting the spectacular locations that shaped the Bard's genius. This series celebrates Shakespeare as a popular entertainer. The emphasis will be on accessibility and our greatest playwright under the blue skies of Italy, with a feel of Shakespeare meets holiday adventure as Francesco travels between Venice, Verona, Padua, Milan, Mantua, Florence, Rome, Napoli, Sicily and Capri.
Black Swan | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me | Blu Ray | (04/06/2012)
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A small and tranquil town, snuggled into the hollow of a valley. A mysterious death, a puzzling investigation. A secret diary, a pact, a double and an unlucky ring. Dreams, hallucinations, premonitions. Loves without a future, a singer who goes through the memory of times past. A Red Room, white lines, a high school girl in ankle socks who ends up incinerating her life away. This is the world of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. The last seven days of Laura Palmer.
David Lynch Box Set | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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Referred to as the most important filmmaker of the current era by The Guardian, David Lynch has carved out a stunning portfolio of work investigating the dark and seedy side of human nature with a delicious sense of black humour. Bringing together six of his most well-known films on DVD for the very first time, this boxset also includes several of Lunch's most famous short films, experimental films, rare interviews, documentaries, outtakes and more.Eraserhead (1977)Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.Dune (1984)In the distant future, a man appears who may be the prophet that a long-suffering galaxy has been waiting for.Blue Velvet (1986)After finding a severed human ear in a field, a young man soon discovers a sinister underworld lying just beneath his idyllic suburban home town.Wild At Heart (1990)Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.Lost Highway (1997)After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.
A Monster in Paris (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD) | Blu Ray | (04/06/2012)
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A 3D-animated movie set in Paris in the year 1910 and centered on a monster who lives in a garden and his love for a beautiful, young singer. Paris.
LA Law - Season 2 | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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Created by Steven Bochco (Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue) and Terry Louise Fisher (Cagney & Lacey), L.A. Law is the multi award-winning courtroom drama that was a huge commercial and critical hit. In the second season, Brackman unwittingly gets arrested for solicitation by an inexperienced undercover policewoman who mistakes his reading of a Japanese restaurant menu for come-ons. Meanwhile, Roxanne tells Kuzak and Becker that she is willing to reject immunity to stand by Jimmy during his trial for insider trading. Victor represents Lorna Landsberg, a food critic being sued by a restaurant owner after she gave a scathing review of the place that cost it heavily. Grace receives and accepts a lucrative partnership offer with an old friend from law school. At the end, Kelsey tells Markowitz about her part in Roxanne's insider stock tips, which takes a sudden turn when they are both mugged by an infamous, well-dressed robber known as the yuppie bandit.
Payback Season | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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Leo Gregory (Green Street, Cass) and Adam Deacon (Bonded By Blood, Adulthood) are back on explosive form in this brutal film, which has been compared to Football Factory and Lock Stock. Welcome to the world of football stars, hooligans and gang violence. It's a bloody, vicious world where money and stardom clash dangerously with the darker side of the beautiful game. When ex-hooligan Jerome (Deacon) finds fame as a premiership footballer he thinks he can finally escape his violent past. But it seems all the money, fast cars and fast women in the world can't keep that past from resurfacing and dragging him back into the criminal underworld he tried so hard to escape...