DVD & Blu-ray

UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 23rd January 2012

Including Melancholia, Two-Lane Blacktop, Roger Dodger and Dark Star


Melancholia (Artificial Eye): Lars Von Trier’s latest deals with family tensions at a wedding and the possible collision of another planet with the Earth. Despite the Cannes controversy, this is amongst the director’s very best work and features stellar acting from Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kiefer Sutherland. [Read our full review] [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD]

Two-Lane Blacktop (Eureka): Monte Hellman’s 1971 cult road movie stars singer-songwriter James TaylorBeach Boys drummer Dennis WilsonWarren Oates and Laurie Bird. A distant cousin to other road movies of the era (Easy Rider and Vanishing Point) it was unavailable for many years. [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD]

Roger Dodger (StudioCanal): Smart 2002 comedy about a cynical advertising man (Campbell Scott) trying to educate his teenage nephew (Jesse Eisenberg) in the ways of New York’s singles scene. Directed by Dylan Kidd, it didn’t do huge business but is memorable for a dynamite performance from Scott and a breakout role for Eisenberg. [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD]

Dark Star (Fabulous Films): John Carpenter’s ultra low budget feature debut (made whilst still in film school) is set on board a futuristic spaceship and was co-written by Dan O’Bannon, who would go on to write Alien (1979). [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD]


30 Minutes Or Less (Sony Pictures Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Hostel: Part III (Sony Pictures Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Merlin: Complete Series 4 (Fremantle Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Radiohead: Live from the Basement – The King of Limbs (Republic of Music) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Red State (Entertainment One) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Shark Night (EV) [Blu-ray / 3D Edition with 2D Edition]
Sherlock: Series 2 (2 Entertain) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Art of Getting By (20th Century Fox Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Change-up (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Debt (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Doors: Mr Mojo Risin’ – The Story of L.A. Woman (Eagle Rock Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Tomie – Unlimited (Bounty Films) [Blu-ray / Normal]

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