DVD & Blu-ray

UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 9th May 2011


The King’s Speech (Momentum): Oscar winning drama about the unlikely relationship between King George (Colin Firth) and his unconventional speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush). Directed by Tom Hooper, it wowed festival circuit and went on to win Best Picture, becoming one of the highest grossing British films of all time. [Full review] [Buy it on Blu-ray and DVD]

The Way Back (E1 Entertainment): Drama about a group of prisoners who break out of a Russian gulag in the early 1940s and venture across Asia in their escape. Directed by Peter Weir, it stars Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris and Colin Farrell and Saiorse Ronan. [Full review] [Buy it on Blu-ray and DVD]

I Saw The Devil (Optimum Home Releasing): Dark and violent Korean thriller about a twisted serial killer (Choi Min-sik) and the man who pursues him (Lee Byung-hun). Directed Kim Ji-woon, it has attracted acclaim but also a degree of controversy for its more extreme scenes. [Buy it on Blu-ray and DVD]

Blue Valentine (Optimum Home Releasing): Powerful US indie drama depicting how a couple (Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams) fall in (and out of) love over the course of several years. Directed by Derek Cianfrance, it reaped critical acclaim and Oscar nominations. [Full review] [Buy it on Blu-ray and DVD]

Upside Down – The Story of Creation Records (Revolver Entertainment): British documentary about influential UK indie label Creation Records and their maeverick founder Alan McGhee, who signed acts such as Ride, Teenage Fanclub, My Bloody Valentine and Oasis. Directed by Danny O’Connor, it features interview with McGee and the bands he signed. [Full review] [Buy it on Blu-ray and DVD]

Client 9 (Dogwoof): Documentary about the rise and fall of disgraced New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who was caught up in a prostitution scandal which triggered his resignation just a few months before the financial crisis in 2008. Directed by Alex Gibney. [Buy it on DVD]


Casshern Sins: Part 1 (Manga Entertainment) [Blu-ray / DVD]
Chico and Rita (Cinema NX Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / DVD]
Civilisation: The Complete Series (2 Entertain) [Blu-ray / DVD]
Laputa – Castle in the Sky (Optimum Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / DVD]
My Neighbours the Yamadas (Optimum Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / DVD]
The Pillow Book (Park Circus) [Blu-ray / DVD]

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UK Cinema Releases: Friday 29th April 2011


Thor (Paramount): A nordic god from another realm (Chris Hemsworth) is exiled to Earth where he meets a scientist (Natalie Portman) who tries to help him return to hims home. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, it co-stars Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hiddleston. [Nationwide / 12A] [Read our full review]

Cedar Rapids (20th Century Fox): Comedy about a naive insurance worker (Ed Helms) who is sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for a work convention where he finds himself under the “guidance” of three convention veterans. Directed by Miguel Arteta, it co-stars John C. Reilly and Anne Heche. [Nationwide / 15]

Insidious (Momentum): Horror film about a married couple (Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne) whose young son is possessed by an evil spirit. Directed by James Wan, it co-stars Barbara Hershey and Lin Shaye. [Nationwide / 15]


I Saw The Devil (Optimum Releasing): Dark Korean revenge drama from director Kim Ji-woon about a deranged serial killer (Choi Min-sik) and the secret agent (Lee Byung-hun) who tries to track him down. [Selected cinemas / 18]

Tracker (Kaleidoscope Entertainment): Drama about an ex-Boer war guerrilla (Ray Winstone) in New Zealand who is sent out to bring back a Maori (Temuera Morrison) accused of killing a British soldier. Directed by Robb Wells. [Selected cinemas / 12A]

Battleship Potemkin (bfi): Re-release for the pioneering Russian film which helped introduce montage editing into cinema. Directed by Sergei Eisenstein, it stars Edmund Meisel. [Selected cinemas]

Upside Down (Revolver): British documentary charting the rise and fall of influential indie music label Creation Records. Directed by Danny O, it features interviews with founder Alan McGhee and the various acts he signed, including The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, Ride and Oasis. [Selected cinemas / 15]

The Veteran (Revolver): British drama about a UK soldier (Toby Kebbell) struggling to adjust to life back home on a London council estate. Directed by Matthew Hope, it co-stars Brian Cox and Ashley Thomas. [Selected cinemas]

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