DVD & Blu-ray

UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 6th June 2011


Taxi Driver (Sony Pictures Home Ent.): Martin Scorsese’s classic 1976 drama about loneliness and urban alienation examines a lonely New York cab driver (Robert De Niro) and the people he comes across. This newly restored version looks and sounds fantastic and features an impressive array of extras. [Buy it on Blu-ray from Amazon UK]

127 Hours (20th Century Fox Home Ent.) Director Danny Boyle followed up the Oscar success of Slumdog Millionaire with this absorbing drama about Aaron Ralston (James Franco), the man who was trapped by a boulder in Utah in 2003. [Buy it on Blu-ray from Amazon UK] [Read our LFF review]

Cross of Iron (Optimum Home Entertainment): Sam Peckinpah’s 1977 film examines the tensions amongst German officers on the Eastern Front during World War II as the Nazi’s retreated from the Taman Peninsula in late 1943. Starring James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason and David Warner, it is a grimly absorbing film that has improved with age. This newly restored Blu-ray looks excellent. [Buy it on Blu-ray from Amazon UK]

The Bridge On the River Kwai (Sony Pictures Home Ent.): David Lean’s Oscar winning 1957 drama about allied prisoners of war building a bridge for their Japanese captors gets a nice new HD transfer in its proper, widescreen aspect ratio. Starring Alec Guiness, William Holden and Jack Hawkins, the Blu-ray also includes some extras including on-set interviews and media coverage from the time. [Buy it on Blu-ray from Amazon UK]


Danny Boyle Collection (20th Century Fox Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / Box Set]
Fire in Babylon (Revolver Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Gnomeo and Juliet (Entertainment One) [Blu-ray / 3D Edition]
Henry’s Crime (EV) [Blu-ray / Normal]
It’s Kind of a Funny Story (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Orcs! (Optimum Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
StreetDance (Entertainment One) [Blu-ray / with 3D Version]
The Fifth Element (20th Century Fox Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Godfather (Paramount Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Godfather: Part II (Paramount Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Godfather: Part III (Paramount Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Hole (Entertainment One) [Blu-ray / with 3D Version]
The Mechanic (Lionsgate UK) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Mechanic (Momentum Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]

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