DVD & Blu-ray

UK DVD Releases: Monday 17th November 2008


Kung Fu Panda (Paramount): One of the best animated films of the year saw Jack Black voice a panda named Po, along with Jackie ChanDustin HoffmanAngelina JolieLucy LiuSeth Rogen and Ian McShane in supporting roles. Set in ancient China, the story involves around a bumbling panda who gets selected to join a group of kung fu warriors who must defend their village. Directed by John Stevenson and Mark Osborne it was one of the best efforts from DreamWorks in recent years with some witty ideas and well executed set-pieces (a prison escape being one of the highlights).

The 2-disc edition is the one to go for as it has a solid selection of extras which break down as follows: 

Disc 1 (Single-Disc Edition):

  • Audio Commentary
  • Meet the Cast
  • Tech of Kung Fu Panda: Pushing the Boundaries
  • Conservation International – Help Save Wild Pandas
  • DWA Jukebox
  • Trailers
  • Set-Top Game: Dragon Warrior Training Academy

Disc 2 (on the “Kung Fu Master Edition”) As above, plus a second disc with the following additional extras:

  • Be a Kung Fu Master
  • Animals of Kung Fu Panda
  • What Kung Fu Style Are You?
  • Do You Kung Fu?
  • “Kung Fu Fighting” Music Video
  • Learn the Panda Dance
  • Learn to Draw
  • Sound Design
  • Land of the Panda
  • Mr. Ping’s Noodle House
  • How To Use Chopsticks
  • Inside the Chinese Zodiac
  • Po’s Power Play
  • Interactive DVD Rom activities: Dumpling Shuffle
  • HP Printable Projects
  • KFP Sound Machine
  • KFP and MAD 2 Activision Game Level
  • Kung Fu Panda Around the World
  • Po Around the World

Stephen Fry in America (West Park Pictures): This six-part BBC series saw Stephen Fry explore America – a country in which he was almost born. Each episode sees him travel around various states in a modified London taxi, as he attempts to explore the history and attitudes of the United States. Beginning in New England and Washington his travels take him through the Deep SouthMississippi, the Canadian border regions and Montana, the South West before concluding in Hawaii and the Pacific.

The DVD contains some unseen footage not shown on the BBC broadcast including: Dice Game in Eastport Maine; Whale talk in Nantucket; On the Mayflower in Plymouth Rock and Oyster fishing in Louisiana.



Benidorm Series 2 (2 Entertain)
Bones – Season 3 (Fox)
Brendon Burns Live – So I Suppose This Is Offensive Now! (Universal)
Chuggington (2 Entertain)
City of Men (Buena Vista)
Creature Comforts USA – Series 3 (2 Entertain)
Doctor Who – Season 4 (2 Entertain)
Free Zone (Bluebell Films)
Golden Balls: The DVD Game (4DVD)
I Served The King of England (Arrow)
Manchester United DVD Annual 2008 (2 Entertain)
Michael McIntyre – Live & Laughing (Universal)
Richard Hammond’s Top Gear Stunt Challenge (2 Entertain)
Sean Lock Live DVD (Universal)
Shaun the Sheep Wash Day (2 Entertain)
Star Stories – Series 2 (4DVD)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Disney)
The Mighty Boosh Series 1 to 3 (2 Entertain)
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (30th Anniversary Edition) (Second Sight)
The Sopranos: The Complete Series (HBO)
This Christmas (Sony)
Thriller in Manila (4DVD)
Tigrero (Bluebell Films)


> Buy Kung Fu Panda and Stephen Fry in America on DVD at Amazon UK
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