New DVD & Blu-Ray releases on 04/06/2012
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.
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.
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?
Silent Witness - Series 15 | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?.
The Wiggles: Wiggle Pack (triple pack) | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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Toot Toot! Plus Yummy YummyToot Toot!: You'll be giggling and wiggling non-stop while you Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga in the Big Red Car. Join The Wiggles as they sing and dance their way from space trips to pirate ships.Yummy Yummy: Ever wondered how to handle a Hot Potato or make a Fruit Salad? Find out how and learn the Monkey Dance and Shaky Shaky in 'Yummy Yummy'.Here Comes the Big Red CarJoin The Wiggles on the freeway of fun as they go riding in the Big Red Car! Cruise with Captain Feathersword and his friends to classic Wiggles tunes. Then, shift gears and discover brand new songs! When you're driving with The Wiggles, all roads lead to fun!Top of the Tots It's show time with The Wiggles in Top of the Tots! Join Greg, Anthony, Murray and Jeff as they sing and dance in the hottest variety show in town! Captain Feathersword, Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog and Dorothy the Dinosaur are all there to wiggle along as they meet a fireman, a dentist, an airline pilot and more!
Naruto Shippuden - Series 2 | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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In the village Hidden in the Leaves, ninja reign supreme, and school is literally a battlefield. Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura are teenage classmates and ninja in training, working together -sort of! - under the instruction of their teacher, Kakashi. Sasuke is training to win revenge... Sakura is training to win Sasuke... And Naruto, the class clown, insists that he ll become the greatest ninja in the land!
Eraserhead | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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Newly remastered by David Lynch himself for this 35th Anniversary release, his feature-film debut is a masterpiece of the macabre and grotesque. Eraserhead follows a sensitive young man as he struggles to cope with impending parenthood. Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) lives in a hopeless industrial landscape, lusting after the beautiful woman who lives in the apartment across the hall. Five years in the making, Eraserhead contains all of the trademark attributes of a Lynch film--haunting visuals, an ethereal score, unsettling sound design, and, most notably, a black sense of humour - creating a world onscreen that is exhilarating, terrifying, and truly unique.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader/ Fantastic Mr. Fox Double Pack | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn TreaderThe third film based on C.S. Lewis's fantasy books, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader opens three years after the Pevensie children return from battling to restore peace to Narnia in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley) are still staying with Eustace (Will Poulter), while Peter and Susan have gotten older and moved on to school and America, respectively. Still as surly and unbelieving as ever, Eustace continues to mock his cousins for their Narnian fantasies. But when water begins spilling into their room from a painting hanging on the wall, all three young people are swept onto the decks of the sailing ship known as the Dawn Treader, which is afloat in the waters of Narnia. This time, there are no wars to be fought in Narnia. But it soon becomes evident that the trio is destined to help King Caspian (Ben Barnes) solve the mystery of the disappearance of the seven lords of Telmar, and prevent the ongoing sacrifices of large groups of Narnian people to the evil green mist. So begins a quest through uncharted waters that will require each of the children to resist temptations like beauty and power, and to conquer the darkness within themselves in order to defeat the threat to Narnia's people. The battle promises to yield unexpected heroes, and through their journey, Edmund, Lucy, Eustace, and even King Caspian and Reepicheep (voiced by Simon Pegg) each grow and mature. Eventually, Aslan (voiced by Liam Neeson) will ask each adventurer to make an important choice that will forever influence his or her future. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader features plenty of high adventure, sword-fighting action, and personal peril, and while it fails to fully capitalise on the characters' motivations or to earn viewers' full emotional investment, it is still a solid addition to the Narnia film series. (Ages 7 and older) --Tami Horiuchi Fantastic Mr. FoxThe visually ravishing animated movie Fantastic Mr. Fox follows a fox, voiced by George Clooney and dressed in a natty brown corduroy suit, as he cheerfully and recklessly takes his thieving ways a little too far and brings down the wrath of some sour-faced poultry farmers on his family and friends. Based on a book by children's author Roald Dahl (who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach), the movie is the work of Wes Anderson (writer-director of Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums), who expanded and elaborated on the original story; the combination is inspired. Anderson's sensibility--his fondness for meticulous compositions, coordinated colours, and narrative filigree--can sometimes seem finicky and stiff in live-action movies, but it's exquisitely suited to the painstaking art of stop-motion animation. Every corner of the screen crackles with visual invention and whimsical humour. The top-notch vocal cast (which also features Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Owen Wilson, and others) create vivid personalities that perfectly mesh with the movie's lush colours and luscious textures. Fantastic Mr. Fox is an off-beat gem, a giddy mix of adult emotional issues, wild animal behaviour, and childlike delight.--Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com
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.
Ramona and Beezus | DVD | (04/06/2012)
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Beverly Cleary fans will love Ramona and Beezus, a peppy, affectionately directed film based on the series of Cleary's children's books, starring the adorable, awkward Ramona Quimby. Ramona and Beezus manages to appeal to three distinctly different audiences--tweens, because of its heroine, played with winsome agility by the adorable Joey King; teens, because of the presence of actress-singer Selena Gomez as Beezus (short for Beatrice), the hapless Ramona's older sister; and adults, because of the great casting of the girls' parents, Bridget Moynahan and especially John Corbett. There's also a romantic sub-story involving Ramona's Aunt Bea, played by Ginnifer Goodwin, and a neighbour, Hobart (Josh Duhamel). But the star of this film, as with the Cleary books, is Ramona, the imaginative, active, creative, and sometimes lost-in-her-own-world 9-year-old, whose best intentions have a funny way of nearly always going awry. Ramona and Beezus is adapted from several of Cleary's books, and readers will recognise many of Ramona's escapades and mishaps. And perhaps surprisingly, they knit together to make a fine, cohesive family film--the cast interacts well together, especially King and Gomez, whose sisterly chemistry is adorable. There are several laugh-out-loud moments, including a really, really bad cooking incident, and the most creative accidental paint job ever perpetrated on a Jeep. But there's pathos too, and real family emotion, and there are a few teary scenes that make Ramona and Beezus that much more endearing. My 10-year-old companion pronounced it "awesome," "believable," and "really, really funny, with good music." Beverly Cleary fans of all ages will agree. --A.T. Hurley
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
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.
Lost Highway | Blu Ray | (04/06/2012)
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Haunting sexuality, ricochet action and fleeting, murderous shadows await you on a journey that begins and ends on the Lost Highway. The successful jazz musician whose marriage is on the rocks... The man in black who threatens to expose him... The young mechanic with links to a powerful mobster... The mobster's moll who knows what she wants and the people who can get it for her. These are the riders on the Lost Highway, trapped in their worlds of desire, destiny and unknown destination. Featuring a star-studded soundtrack and an incredible cast including Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, Robert Blake and Robert Loggia, Lost Highway is a powerful, sensual and extraordinary movie experience from renowned director David Lynch.
Blue Velvet | Blu Ray | (04/06/2012)
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Set in the picture-postcard small town of Lumberton, Kyle Maclachlan plays the clean cut Jeffrey Beaumont, who, whilst returning from a visit to his hospitalised father, makes the shocking discovery of a severed human ear. After reporting his discovery to a local police detective, Jeffrey decides to pursue his own line of enquiry, aided by the detective's daughter, Sandy (Laura Dern). This sets Jeffrey on a voyage of discovery that takes him to the very heart of Lumberton's seedy and sinister underworld where he encounters a collection of misfits whose various chronic compulsions threaten to engulf him in their twisted and nightmarish world.