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UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 26th March 2012

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DVD & BLU-RAY PICKS

Rabbit Proof Fence (Optimum Home Enterainment): Phillip Noyce‘s 2002 drama is the true story of Aboriginal girls in 1931 who used the Australian rabbit-proof fence to return to their community at Jigalong, a journey of 1,500 miles. Starring Everlyn SampiKenneth Branagh and David Gulpilil it is a deeply moving story and along with The Quiet American (2002), marked a remarkable return to form for Noyce. [Buy the Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon UK]

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment): The first feature film from the Monty Python team is this 1975 comedy written and performed by Graham ChapmanJohn CleeseTerry GilliamEric IdleTerry Jones and Michael Palin), and directed by Gilliam and Jones. A riotous retelling of the story of the legend of King Arthur, it features a treasure trove of extra features, some of which are exclusive to the Blu-ray. Terry Gilliam’s once-lost animations, outtakes, deleted scenes and audio commentaries are just some of the delights. [Buy the Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon UK]

The Gospel According to Matthew (Eureka/Masters of Cinema): Vintage 1964 drama based on the the life of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through to the Resurrection. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, the dialogue is taken mostly from the Gospel of Matthew, this Blu-ray comes with a brand new transfer and extras including Pasolini’s 53 minute film on the scouting of locations, 1963 newsreel extract and a 36-page booklet. [Buy the Blu-ray/DVD from Amazon UK]

Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (Anchor Bay Entertainment UK): A documentary about the famed B-movie producer, who has exerted a major influence on modern Hollywood over the last 40 years. A civil engineer’s son who became Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director-producer, he not only set the template for independent filmmaking but also gave career breaks to the likes of Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese and James Cameron. [Buy the Blu-ray or DVD]

ALSO OUT

Arrietty (StudioCanal) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Final Destination (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Happy Feet 2 (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / 3D Edition + 2D Edition + DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy]
Justice (Momentum Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Leon the Pig Farmer (Network Releasing) [Blu-ray / with DVD - Double Play]
Malena (Miramax) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Puss in Boots (DreamWorks Animation) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Awakening (StudioCanal) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Big Year (20th Century Fox Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think (EMI UK) [Blu-ray / with Audio CD]
The Thing (2011) (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / with Digital Copy - Double Play]
The Yellow Sea (Bounty Films) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Wuthering Heights (Artificial Eye) [Blu-ray / Normal]

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Written by Ambrose Heron

March 26th, 2012 at 11:46 am