DVD & Blu-ray

UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 18th July 2011


American Graffiti (Universal Pictures): Director George Lucas established himself with this 1973 coming of tale set in Modesto, California. Set over the course of one night in 1962, it explores a group of characters as they ponder what to do with their lives and stars Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips and Harrison Ford. [Buy it on Blu-ray from Amazon UK]

Dazed and Confused (Universal Pictures): Richard Linklater’s vintage 1993 coming of age drama examines a group of teenagers in Austin, Texas as they graduate school in 1976. Although not initially a huge hit, it won deserved cult status and the terrific ensemble cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Jason London, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Cole Hauser, Parker Posey, Anthony Rapp, Adam Goldberg, Joey Lauren Adams, Nicky Katt and Rory Cochrane. [Buy the Blu-ray at Amazon UK]

Deep End (BFI): Another coming of age tale (this is really quite the week for them) is this 1970 British film from director Jerzy Skolimowski is about a teenager (John Moulder Brown) who finds a job at a public bathhouse, where he falls for a co-worker (Jane Asher). A US-German co-production, it was mired in rights issues for decades – despite influential critical acclaim – but has now been restored and re-released by the BFI. [Buy the Blu-ray + DVD at Amazon UK]


A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventure (Optimum Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / 3D Edition with 2D Edition]
A.I. (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / Normal]
AC/DC: Let There Be Rock (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Animal House (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Big Mommas – Like Father Like Son (20th Century Fox Home Ent.) [Blu-ray]
Blue Crush 2 (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Carmen (Second Sight) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Chocolat (Miramax) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Coast: Series 6 (Acorn Media UK) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Country Strong (Sony Pictures Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Cry Baby (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / with DVD]
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]

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