UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 15th August 2011

DVD & BLU-RAY PICKS

Source Code (Optimum Home Entertainment): Sci-fi thriller about a US soldier US soldier (Jake Gyllenhaal) who must defuse a bomb on a Chicago bound train, only this proves more difficult than expected. Directed by Duncan Jones, it co-stars Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright, and nicely channels Hitchcock and The Twilight Zone to create a satisfying piece of entertainment. [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon UK] [Read our review here]

Countdown to Zero (Dogwoof): Lucy Walker’s campaigning documentary is an absorbing warning about the dangers still posed by nuclear weapons, even though its optimism blurs the wider issues. That said it features an impressive line-up of interviewees (Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf, Jimmy Carter and Joseph Cirincione) and paints a sobering portrait of a persistent, existential menace. [Buy it on DVD from Amazon UK] [Read our review here]

ALSO OUT

AC/DC: Let There Be Rock (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Curse of the Golden Flower (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Earth and Space (Go Entertain) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Legendary Warriors Collection (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Spy Kids (Miramax) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Spy Kids 2 – The Island of Lost Dreams (Miramax) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Spy Kids 3 – Game Over (Miramax) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Spy Kids Trilogy (Miramax) [Blu-ray / Box Set]
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (Optimum Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray with DVD – Double Play]

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