DVD & Blu-ray

UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 23rd May 2011


The Stanley Kubrick Collection (Warner Bros): A lavish seven film Blu-ray collection which includes: a 40th anniversary edition of the A Clockwork Orange (1971), Lolita (1962), Barry Lyndon (1975) – both films were previously unavailable on Blu-ray- and 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), The Shining (1980), Eyes Wide Shut (1999) and Full Metal Jacket (1987). [Buy it on Amazon on Blu-ray] [See here for more details]

The Andrei Tarkovsky Collection (Artificial Eye): DVD only boxed set featuring several classic titles from the Ruassian director, including: Ivan’s Childhood (1962), Andrei Rublev (1966), Solaris (1972), The Mirror (1975), Stalker (1979), Nostalgia (1983) and The Sacrifice (1986). [Buy it on DVD]

The Hustler (20th Century Fox Entertainment): One of Paul Newman’s most famous roles was as pool hustler ‘Fast’ Eddie Felson in this 1961 drama. Directed by Robert Rossen, it still stands up well today and features some memorable supporting performances from Jackie Gleason (as his rival Minnesota Fats), George C. Scott and Piper Laurie. [Buy it on Blu-ray from Amazon UK]

Cold Weather (Axiom Films): The second film from US director Aaron Katz is an intriguing mystery about a former forensic student (Cris Lankenau) investigating the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend in Portland, Oregon. Despite a limited indie release, it garnered deserved buzz over the last year and marks Katz out as a director to watch. [Buy it on DVD]


48 Hrs (Paramount Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Barney’s Version (Universal Pictures)
Love and Other Drugs (20th Century Fox Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / + DVD and Digital Copy]
Morning Glory (Paramount Home Entertainment)
NEDS (Entertainment One)
Route Irish (Artificial Eye)
Tangled (Walt Disney) [Blu-ray / + 3D Ed. + Digital Copy]
True Blood: Season 3 (Warner Home Video/HBO)

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UK Cinema Releases: Friday 15th April 2011


Scream 4 (a.k. SCRE4M) (Entertainment): The fourth film of the horror franchose reunites the surviving members of the original cast as Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) is visited again by the Ghostface Killer. Directed by Wes Craven, it co-stars David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere. [Nationwide / 15] [Trailer] [Reviews]

Red Riding Hood (Warner Bros.): Loose adaptation of the folk tale, about a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf and a young girl (Amanda Seyfried) who falls for an orphaned woodcutter (Shiloh Fernandez). Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, it co-stars Gary Oldman, Virgina Madsen and Max Irons. [Nationwide / 12A] [Trailer] [Reviews]

Winnie The Pooh (Walt Disney): An animated feature produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios which features five previously unadapted stories from the original books. Directed by Stephen Anderson and Don Hall, it features the voices of Peter Cullen, Craig Ferguson, Jim Cummings and Tara Strong. [Nationwide / Cert U] [Trailer] [Reviews]

Your Highness (E1 Films): Fantasy comedy about an arrogant, lazy prince (Danny McBride) and his more heroic brother (James Franco) who must complete a quest in order to save their father’s kingdom. Directed by David Gordon Green and co-starring Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel and Damian Lewis. [Nationwide /15] [Trailer] [Reviews]


Cold Weather (Axiom Films): US indie drama about a former forensic science student (Cris Lankenau) investigating the mysterious disappearance of his ex-girlfriend (Trieste Kelly Dunn) in Portland, Oregon. Directed by Aaron Katz, it co-stars Raul Castillo. [Key Cities] [Trailer] [Reviews]

Little White Lies (Lionsgate UK): French comedy-drama exploring the tensions amongst a group of friends who go on a holiday together. Directed by Guillaume Canet, it stars François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoît Magimel, Gilles Lellouche, Jean Dujardin, Laurent Lafitte, Valérie Bonneton and Pascale Arbillot. [Key Cities / 15] [Trailer] [Reviews]

Meek’s Cutoff (Soda Pictures): US indie western set in Oregon, 1845 about a wilderness guide (Bruce Greenwood) who comes into conflict with the settlers he is guiding. Directed by Kelly Reichardt, it stars Michelle Williams, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan and Rod Rondeaux and Paul Dano. [Selected cinemas] [Trailer] [Reviews]

The Last Picture Show (Park Circus): Reissue of the 1971 drama about the coming of age of two friends, Sonny Crawford (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges). Directed by Peter Bogdanovich, it co-stars Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, Ellen Burstyn, and Randy Quaid. [Selected cinemas] [Trailer] [Reviews]

Cooking With Stella (Mara Pictures): Comedy about a Canadian diplomat (Lisa Ray) and her husband (Don McKellar) who live in New Delhi with their cook, Stella (Seema Biswas). Directed by Dilip Mehta. [Key Cities]

A Small Act (Dogwoof): HBO documetary about the effects of altruism in Kenya. Directed by Jennifer Arnold. [Key Cities / 12A] [Trailer]

Sparrow (Terracotta Distribution): A 2008 Hong Kong caper film about a gang of pickpockets who are mysteriously approached by a beautiful Taiwanese woman (Kelly Lin). Directed by Johnnie To, it stars Simon Yam, Kelly Lin and Law Wing Cheong. [Key Cities]

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