DVD & BLU-RAY PICKS
Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.): The third film in the Toy Story series sees Andy leaving for college and donating his beloved toys – including Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz (Tim Allen) – to a daycare centre, where they soon realise things aren’t what they seem.
Directed by Lee Unkrich, it was a richly deserved critical and commercial triumph for Pixar, which managed maintain the high standards of the first two films and concluded the trilogy with wit, invention and technical brilliance. [Read full review] [Blu-ray / DVD]
Peeping Tom (Optimum Home Entertainment): The 1960 film about a disturbed photographer (Karl Heinz Boehm) has been digitally restored for a 50th anniversary release.
It scandalised audiences of the day and all but ended the career of director Michael Powell, but after being championed by the likes of Martin Scorsese, its reputation grew again and it is now considered one of the most important British films of its era. [Read full review] [Blu-ray / DVD]
Metropolis: Reconstructed and Restored (Eureka): Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 silent film about a sprawling, futuristic city, whose society is divided into two classes of poor workers who work underground and the rich bosses who live high above them in skyscrapers.
It has been restored in a newly reconstructed version, after 25 minutes of lost footage were found in 2008 and comes with a documentary highlighting the restoration process. [Read the full review] [Blu-ray / DVD]
Apocalypse (Kaleidoscope Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / DVD]
Coco and Igor (Soda Pictures) [Blu-ray / DVD]
Heartbreaker (Revolver Entertainment) [Blu-ray / DVD]
Nativity! (Entertainment One) [Blu-ray / DVD]
Open Season (Sony Pictures Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / DVD]
Toy Story 1-3 (Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.) [Blu-ray]