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UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 11th July 2011

Including Animal Kingdom and Obsession

DVD & BLU-RAY PICKS

Animal Kingdom (Optimum Home Entertainment): A brilliantly crafted Australian crime drama about a teenager (James Frecheville) who is caught between a Melbourne crime family headed by his grandmother (Jacki Weaver) and a local cop (Guy Pearce) who wants to bring them down. A stunning debut for director David Michôd, it deservedly garnered plaudits and an Oscar nomination for Weaver. [Read our longer review] [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD at Amazon UK]

Obsession (Arrow Video): Brian De Palma’s 1976 thriller is the story of a New Orleans property developer (Cliff Robertson) who becomes obsessed with a woman (Geneviève Bujold) who looks just like his deceased wife. Modelled on Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958), the screenplay by Paul Schrader and score by Bernard Herrmann almost make it a reworking of the previous film although it has its own hypnotic power. [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD at Amazon UK]

ALSO OUT

Battle: Los Angeles (Sony Pictures Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Black Sheep (Anchor Bay Entertainment UK) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Conan the Barbarian (20th Century Fox Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Doctor Who – The New Series: 6 – Part 1 (2 Entertain) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Essential Killing (Artificial Eye) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Fair Game (Entertainment One) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Ironclad (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Patagonia (Verve Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
That’s What I Am (Clear Vision) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Task (G2 Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Twilight Saga: The Story So Far… (Entertainment One) [Blu-ray / Normal]

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