UK DVD and Blu-ray 04-07-11

UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 4th July 2011

DVD & BLU-RAY PICKS

Don’t Look Now (Optimum Releasing): Nic Roeg’s classic 1973 film about a grieving couple (Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie) who relocate to Venice after a family tragedy, is re-released with wonderful transfer and some interesting new extras. A work of startling power and originality, it rewards repeated viewings, which reveal remarkable depths to Roeg’s technique and storytelling style. [Read our full review] [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD]

Born on the Fourth of July (Universal): Oliver Stone’s second film to deal with the Vietnam War is the powerful story of Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise), an idealistic solider paralysed in combat, who then has to deal with the mental and physical scars of the conflict. Filled with compelling performances, especially Cruise in the lead role, it won Stone his second Oscar for Best Director and has gained a new relevance in the light of America’s recent wars. [Buy it on Blu-ray from Amazon UK]

The Kingdom (Second Sight Films): Lars Von Trier’s acclaimed 90s television mini-series is set in a Copenhagen hospital nicknamed ‘Riget’ (which loosely translated means ‘the kingdom’). The show follows a number of odd characters as they encounter strange things and revels in its oddness, wry humour and low-fi production values. This box set also includes the second series from 1997, which contains four episodes previously unavailable in the UK. [Buy on DVD from Amazon UK]

ALSO OUT

A Simple Wish (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Anuvahood (Revolver Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
B.B. King: Soundstage (Universal Music) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Barb Wire (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Beneath the Dark (Anchor Bay Entertainment UK) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Drive Angry (Lionsgate UK) [Blu-ray / with DVD]
Flipper (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Hall Pass (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Henry of Navarre (Showbox Media Group) [Blu-ray / Normal]
In Bruges (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Knockout (Optimum Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Musashi – The Dream of the Last Samurai (Manga Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Nim’s Island (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Norwegian Wood (Soda Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Primeval: The Complete Series 5 (2 Entertain) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Tales Out of School – Four Plays By David Leland (Network) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Adjustment Bureau (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Mercenary (G2 Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Resident (Icon Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / 10th Anniversary Edition]
The Shadow Line (2 Entertain) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Uncle Buck (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]

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