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UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 1st March 2010


Fantastic Mr Fox (Fox): Wes Anderson‘s animated adaptation of the Roald Dahl children’s book was pleasingly off beat and featured an all-star voice cast in telling the tale of a fox (George Clooney) who lives underground with his wife (Meryl Streep) and family (which includes Jason Schwartzman) whilst attracting the ire of local farmers (Michael Gambon, Adrien Brody and Brian Cox). The stop motion animation is artfully realised and the witty script is complemented by some nicely deadpan voice-over work from the cast. [Buy it on DVD | Buy it on Blu-ray]

Dawn of the Dead (Arrow Films): George A Romero‘s classic 1978 horror film finally comes to Blu-ray and his follow-up to Night of the Living Dead still stands up after 32 years which have seen countless imitators, remakes and homages (most notably Shaun of the Dead). The story revolves around four people trapped inside a shopping mall after the rest of society has turned in to flesh eating zombies and the satirical jabs at Western consumerism have a new relevance in the modern era. This version is the 128 minute theatrical cut and features extras including audio commentaries, trailers, still gallery and an 85 minute documentary. [Buy it on Blu-ray]

Jacob’s Ladder (Optimum): A creepy psychological 1990 horror from director Adrian Lyne, this is the tale of a Vietnam veteran (Tim Robbins) who thinks he is going insane after his nightmares begin spilling into his waking life and he comes to think it has something to do with a powerful drug tested on him during the war. Written by Bruce Joel Rubin, it features solid supporting performances from Elizabeth Peña, Ving Rhames and Danny Aiello. It remains a powerful film even if the ending will probably prove divisive among viewers. [Buy it on Blu-ray]


Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (Warner Bros) [Buy on DVD | Buy on Blu-ray]
Nurse Jackie – Season 1 (Lionsgate) [Buy on DVD]
In Plain Sight – Season 2 (Universal) [Buy on DVD]
An Inspector Calls (1954) [Buy on DVD]
The Horseman (Kaleidoscope) [Buy on DVD | Buy on Blu-ray]
Triangle (Icon) [Buy on DVD | Buy on Blu-ray]

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