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UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 26th October 2009

Including Drag Me To Hell and True Blood Season 1

DVD & Blu-ray Releases 25-10-09



Drag Me To Hell (Lionsgate): A back to basics horror film for director Sam Raimi which is the tale of a woman (Alison Lohman) who falls under an ancient curse when she is forced to evict an elderly woman (Lorna Raver) from her house. She then has only three days to dissuade a dark spirit from stealing her soul before she is dragged to hell for an eternity of unthinkable torment.

Although maybe not quite matching up to the early reviews and buzz, this is still an effective and pleasingly old fashioned horror which relies on old-school creepy suspense rather than the sadistic butchery that has become all too prevalent in the genre.

Available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, the following features on each format are as follows:


  • Theatrical Cut
  • 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English HOH subtitles
  • Production Diaries:
  • The Bloody Nose
  • Inside the Psychic World
  • Makeup Effects
  • Alison in the Mud
  • Wirework
  • Nightmare
  • Justin Long Profile
  • The Parking Lot Fight
  • The Goat
  • Set Tour: The Great Room, Puzzle Car, Dragging Her To Hell

Blu-ray Disc

  • Theatrical Cut & Version you couldn’t see in cinemas
  • 1080P 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • English HOH subtitles
  • Production Diaries
  • Interviews with Sam Raimi, Alison Lohman and Justin Long (BD Exclusive)


True Blood Season 1 (HBO): The first season of HBO’s acclaimed vampire series from creator and executive producer Alan Ball (writer of American Beauty and Six Feet Under). Set in rural Louisiana it explores the lives of vampires who have emerged from their coffins and no longer need humans for their fix of blood.

Based on The Southern Vampire Mystery Series books by Charlaine Harris, it focuses on Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress who comes across the 173-year old Bill Compton (Steven Moyer) – a vampire with whom she forms an immediate connection.

Available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, the features on each format are outlined below.

DVD Extras

  • Audio commentary on the episode “Strange Love” by executive producer/series creator Alan Ball
  • Audio commentary on the episode “The First Taste” by cast member Anna Paquin and director Scott Winant
  • Audio commentary on the episode “Escape from Dragon House” by writer Brian Buckner and director Michael Lehmann
  • Audio commentary on the episode “Sparks Fly Out” by cast member Stephen Moyer and director Dan Minahan
  • Audio commentary on the episode “Burning House of Love” by director Marcos Siega

Blu-ray Extras – All of the above plus:

  • Enhanced Viewing Mode – BD-J Feature including PiP, text-based facts and maps
  • Season Index
  • Episodic Previews
  • Episodic Recaps


Asian Horror – Essential Collection (Palisades Tartan)
Bleach Series 4 Part 1 (Manga)
Blood Rain (Palisades Tartan)
Bones Season 4 (Fox)
Clive Barker’s Book of Blood (Lionsgate)
Cyborg She (4Digital Asia)
District 13: Ultimatum (Momentum)
Fired Up! (Sony)
Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (Manga)
Ip Man (Showbox)
Korean Horror – Essential Collection (Palisades Tartan)
Last of the Summer Wine Series 15 & 16 (Universal Playback)
Lost Season 5 (Disney)
Monsters Vs. Aliens (Paramount)
Most Haunted Series 11 (Universal Playback)
Naruto Unleashed Series 6 (Manga)
Naruto Unleashed Series 7 Part 2 (Manga)
Obsessed (Sony)
Playing Away (BFI)
Shirin (BFI)
The Hills Run Red (Warner)
Trick ‘R Treat (Warner)
Young Rebel Souls (BFI)

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