UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 18th Janaury 2010

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DVD & BLU-RAY PICKS

Dr Strangelove (Sony): The Blu-ray release of Stanley Kubrick‘s classic Cold War satire is undoubtedly one of the major releases of the year on the format. Released in 1964, it stars Peter Sellers (in a remarkable three roles: US president, the scientist title character and a British RAF group captain), George C. Scott and Sterling Hayden. Loosely based on Peter George’s Cold War novel Red Alert it depicts the chaos that ensues when an unhinged US Air Force general launches a first strike nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. [Read the full review here]

(500) Days of Summer (Fox): A smart and inventive romantic comedy that explores the failed romance of a couple (Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel) in a quirky and non-linear fashion. Directed by Marc Webb and scripted by Scott Neustadter
and Michael H. Weber it became a something of a minor hit back in the summer and has earned plaudits for its unconventional approach to the genre. [Read the full review here]

ALSO OUT

A Challenge for Robin Hood (Optimum) [Buy it on DVD]
A Perfect Getaway (Momentum) [Buy it on DVD | Buy it on Blu-ray]
Bustin’ Down the Door (Metrodome) [Buy it on DVD]
Creation (Icon) [Buy it on DVD | Buy it on Blu-ray]
Cry the Beloved Country (Optimum) [Buy it on DVD]
Doctor Who: Peladon Tales (2 Entertain) [Buy it on DVD]
Dorian Gray (Momentum) [Buy it on DVD | Buy it on Blu-ray]
Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (Optimum) [Buy it on DVD | Buy it on Blu-ray
Fame Season 2 (Fox) [Buy it on DVD]
Fireball (E1 Entertainment) [Buy it on DVD]
Fright (Optimum) [Buy it on DVD]
Funny People (Universal) [Buy it on DVD | Buy it on Blu-ray]
Gamer (EIV) [Buy it on DVD | Buy it on Blu-ray]
Heart of Fire (Metrodome) [Buy it on DVD]
Howling II (Optimum) [Buy it on DVD]
In Plain Sight Season 1 (Universal Playback) [Buy it on DVD]
It Might Get Loud (Universal) [Buy it on DVD | Buy it on Blu-ray]
Night of the Comet (Optimum) [Buy it on DVD]
Secret People (Optimum) [Buy it on DVD]
Suspiria (Nouveaux) [Buy it on DVD | Buy it on Blu-ray]
The Green Berets (Warner) [Buy it on DVD | Buy it on Blu-ray]
The High Command (Optimum) [Buy it on DVD]
The Moonraker (Optimum) [Buy it on DVD]
The Queen of Spades (Optimum) [Buy it on DVD]

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