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The DVD Review: Hot Fuzz & Apocalypto

Hot Fuzz DVDHot Fuzz (15)

The second feature from the team behind Shaun of the Dead and is a smart and riotous spoof of cop movies.

Simon Pegg stars as a London cop who is so effective at his job he embarrases the Met and gets transferred to a sleepy Somerset village. There he finds it difficult to adjust to the local ways but soon finds himself drawn into a series of grisly murders.

A highly entertaining and surreal mix of Lethal Weapon and The Bill, this is made with a loving attention to detail and looks set to further the careers of director Edgar Wright and actor/writer Pegg.

> Buy Hot Fuzz on DVD from Amazon UK

Apocalypto DVDApocalypto (18)

A bold and brutally violent drama set in the Yucat√°n Peninsula in Mexico before the Spanish conquest, it depicts one man’s experience during the decline of the ancient Maya civilization.

It follows a young tribesman named Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood) who is enslaved and taken to a city in order to be sacrificed before the gods.

Director Mel Gibson attracted all the wrong headlines last summer for his now infamous drunken anti-Semitic rant but this shows him to be a daring and accomplished director.

> Buy Apocalypto on DVD from Amazon UK

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By Ambrose Heron

Editor of FILMdetail