DVD & Blu-ray

UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 21st November 2011


Three Colours Trilogy (Artificial Eye): Krzysztof Kieslowski s landmark trilogy of films is available for the first time in the UK on Blu-ray. The three films Blue, White and Red have rightly been acclaimed as modern classics. Co-written by Kieslowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz they explore how the French ideals of freedom, equality and fraternity relate to the modern world. Blue examines the freedom of a recently widowed woman (Juliette Binoche) as she tries to restart her life; White explores a Polish husband (Zbigniew Zamachowski) who takes revenge on his French ex-wife (Julie Delpy); and Red sees a Swiss model (Irรจne Jacob) befriend a retired judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who eavesdrops on his neighbours. Filmed just as Europe was undergoing greater economic integration after the Cold War, like Kieslowski’s earlier films they carefully channel the human experience with emotional subtlety and astonishing technique. [Buy the Blu-ray boxsetย or the DVD set from Amazon UK]

A Separation (Artificial Eye): The winner of this year’s Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival is a hugely accomplished drama exploring the tensions of modern Iranian society. Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, it explores what happens to man (Peyman Moadi) when his wife (Leila Hatami) leaves him and he hires a young woman (Sareh Bayat) to take care of his suffering father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi). But things are not what they seem and as the film brilliantly unravels, we learn more about how the different characters handles an increasingly complex web of emotions. [Buy the Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon UK]


Cars 2 (Walt Disney) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / with DVD] (Collector’s Edition) –
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / with DVD]
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / with DVD]
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / with DVD]
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / with DVD]
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / with DVD]
Horrible Bosses (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Great Raid (Miramax) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Human Centipede 2 – Full Sequence (Bounty Films) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Zookeeper (Sony Pictures Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / Normal]

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