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

UK DVD & BLU-RAY PICKS

Carlos (Optimum Home Entertainment): An epic project from director Olivier Assayas, who has brilliantly recreated the life and times of the Venezualan revolutionary terrorist known as ‘Carlos the Jackal’ (Eduardo Ramierez). [Read the full review]

Three Kings (Warner Bros.): Set during Operation Desert Storm this brilliant 1999 drama is the story of four US soldiers (George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube and Spike Jonze) who loot $23 million in gold hijacked from Kuwait by Saddam Hussein’s army. [Read the full review]

ALSO OUT

Baz Luhrmann’s Epic Romances (20th Century Fox Home Ent.) [Blu-ray]
Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / with DVD]
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (EV) Blu-ray / Normal
First Blood/Cliffhanger/Lock Up (Optimum Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Box Set]
Get Him to the Greek (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Moulin Rouge (20th Century Fox Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Predators (20th Century Fox Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Romeo and Juliet (20th Century Fox Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Pacific (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Secret of Kells (Optimum Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Watchmen: Director’s Cut (Paramount Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]

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Blu-ray: Three Kings

Three Kings (Warner Bros.): Set during Operation Desert Storm this brilliant 1999 drama  is the story of four US soldiers (George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube and Spike Jonze) who loot $23 million in gold hijacked from Kuwait by Saddam Hussein’s army.

The third film from director David O’Russell (after Spanking the Monkey and Flirting With Disaster) was one of the best films of its year, a daring hybrid of Kelly’s Heroes and M*A*S*H featuring some dazzling visuals, fine performances and manages to entertain whilst also making pointed commentary about US foreign policy.

The special features include:

  • Two audio commentaries: The first is a highly informative track by director David O. Russell who discussing various elements in detail. The second by producers Charles Roven and Edward L. McDonnell and
  • On the Set of ‘Three Kings’ (21:32)
  • On the Set of ‘Three Kings’ with Production Designer Catherine Hardwicke (10:15)
  • The Cinematography of ‘Three Kings:’ An Interview with Director of Photography Newton Thomas Sigel (7:06)
  • Director David O. Russell’s ‘Three Kings’ Video Journal (13:37)
  • An Intimate Look Inside the Acting Process with Ice Cube (2:21)
  • Deleted Scenes (6:37)
  • Trailer (2:10)

> Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon UK
> Three Kings at the IMDb