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DVD Releases: Monday 21st July 2008

The DVD highlights in the UK this week include: La Vie de Jesus, The Mummy [1932] Special Edition, The Office – Season 3, The Patrice Leconte Collection andย The Orphanage.

Here are our DVD picks for the week beginning Monday 21st July 2008:

  • La Vie de Jesus (Eureka): Director Bruno Dumont’s debut film from 1997 about two teenage lovers, set in a Flemish town – available on UK DVD for the first time.
  • The Mummy [1932] Special Edition (Universal): Re-release of the 1932 monster classic with Boris Karloff.
  • The Office – Season 3 (Universal): The third season of the surprisingly good US version of the series with Steve Carrell in the Ricky Gervais role.
  • The Orphanage (Optimum): Superb Spanish ghost story set in an orphanage, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and produced by Guillermo Del Toro.
  • The Patrice Leconte Collection (Second Sight): Box set featuring the films of the noted French director including: The Hairdresser’s Husband, Ridicule, Monsieur Hire, Le Parfum D’yvonne And Tango.

Also out are the following titles:

  • 10,000 B.C. (Warner Bros): Prehistoric epic from director Roland Emmerich.
  • All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (Optimum): US horror about an unconventional teenage girl.
  • Blue Water White Death (Revolver): 1971 documentary about a group of people searching for a Great White shark.
  • Doctor Who: The Brain of Morbius (2Entertain): Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen star in this Doctor Who re-release from 1976.
  • Drillbit Taylor (Paramount): Comedy with Owen Wilson as a retired soldier helping out kids getting bullied in high school.
  • Fatal Contact (Cine Asia): Martial arts action film about a Kung Fu Oympian (Jacky Wu Jing) in the shadowy world of underground boxing.
  • First Sunday (Sony): Comedy with Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan as bumbling petty criminals.
  • Numb (Scanbox): A straight to DVD drama starring Matthew Perry as a writer suffering from depersonalization disorder.
  • Redacted (Optimum):Brian De Palma’s drama about US troops committing rape and murder in Iraq.
  • Robbery (Optimum): A crime drama inspired by the great train robbery of 1963 directed by Peter Yates and starring Stanley Baker, Frank Finlay, Barry Foster and William Marlowe.
  • The Mechanik (DNC Entertainment): Dolph Lungdren stars in a revenge tale involving a Russian paratrooper.
  • The Mummy [1999] (Universal): The 1999 action remake with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz is re-released on Blu-ray.
  • The Mummy Returns (Universal): The 2001 sequel – re-released on Blu-ray also.
  • WTC View (Peccadillo Pictures): Based on the stage play by Brian Sloan, exploring life in New York after 9/11 through the struggles of one man.
  • Zombies (Momentum): J.S. Cardone directs this tale of a group of young children zombies who come back from the dead looking for revenge, after their murder a century ago.

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