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UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 8th August 2011

DVD & BLU-RAY PICKS

Stand By Me (Sony Pictures Home Ent.): Rob Reiner’s marvellous adaptation of Stephen King’s short story The Body was one of the sleeper hits of 1986. When a writer (Richard Dreyfus) remembers his childhood in a small Oregon town, we flashback to a group of friends – Gordie (Wil Wheaton), Chris (River Phoenix), Teddy (Corey Feldman), and Vern (Jerry O’Connell) – who search for a missing teenager’s body. An unusual film for the 1980s, it mixes comedy and drama to excellent effect. [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon UK]

Whisky Galore (Optimum Home Entertainment): One of the most famous Ealing comedies is this classic 1949 film about a ship carrying 50,000 cases of whisky which runs aground on a Scottish island. The first film by director Alexander Mackendrick, who went on to make The Ladykillers and The Man In The White Suit, this has been fully digitally restored and remastered. [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon UK]

ALSO OUT

Chocolat (Miramax) [Blu-ray / Normal]
IMAX: Deep Sea (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / 3D Edition]
IMAX: Legends of Flight (BPDP) [Blu-ray / with 3D Version]
Sucker Punch (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Miramax) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Lost Bladesman (Icon Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Your Highness: Extended Edition (Entertainment One) [Blu-ray / Normal]

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