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UK Cinema Releases: Friday 20th May 2011

Including Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and Win Win

NATIONAL RELEASES

Pirates Of The Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides (Walt Disney): The fourth installment of the franchise based on a Disney ride sees Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) team up with Angelica (Penélope Cruz) to search for the Fountain of Youth. Directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, it co-stars Ian McShane, Kevin R. McNally and Astrid Berges-Frisbey. [Nationwide / 12A]

Win Win (20th Century Fox): Comedy-drama about a New Jersey lawyer (Paul Giamatti) who is confronted with an ethical dilemma involving a old man with dementia (Burt Young) and his teenage grandson (Alex Shaffer). Written and directed by Thomas McCarthy, it co-stars Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor and Bobby Canavale. [Nationwide / 15] [Read our review]

Blitz (Lionsgate UK): Thriler about a cop (Jason Statham) who is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers. Directed by Elliot Lester, it co-stars Aiden Gillen. [Nationwide / 18]

Age of Heroes (Metrodome): The story of the formation of Ian Fleming’s 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the UK. Directed by Adrian Vitoria and starring Sean Bean, Izabella Miko and Danny Dyer. [Key Cities / 15]

ALSO OUT

Julia’s Eyes (Optimum Releasing): Spanish thriller about a woman losing her sight to illness, who investigates the suicide of her already blind twin sister. Directed by Guillem Morales and produced by Guillermo Del Toro, it stars Belen Aueda. [Key Cities / 15]

The Great White Silence (bfi Distributors); Re-issue for this 1924 silent film about Captain Scott’s race to the South Pole, featuring a new score by Simon Fisher Turner. Directed by Herbert Ponting [Key Cities / U]

Vidal Sassoon: The Movie (Verve Pictures): Documentary about the hairdresser who rose from humble beginnings to become a key fashion figure of the 1960s. Directed by Craig Teper. [Key cities / PG]

Fire In Babylon (Revolver): Feature documentary about the great West Indies cricket team of the 1970’s/80’s. [Selected cinemas / 12A]

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> UK DVD & Blu-ray releases for Monday 16th May 2011, including The Thin Red Line, Biutiful and Black Swan