DVD & Blu-ray

UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 25th July 2011


The Eagle (Universal Pictures): Rosemary Sutcliffe’s 1954 historical novel finally reaches the screen with this drama set in 140 AD about a young Roman officer (Channing Tatum) and his slave (Jamie Bell), who venture on a journey to find the eagle standard of an ill-fated legion who disappeared in the North of Britain. Directed by Kevin MacDonald, it features some authentic period detail, rich visuals from cinematographer Antony Dodd Mantle and supporting performances from Donald Sutherland and Mark Strong. [Listen to our interview with producer Duncan Kenworthy] [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon UK]

The Lincoln Lawyer (EV): Surprisingly satisfying legal drama about an LA lawyer (Matthew McConaughey) who conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills. Adapted from Michael Connelly’s bestselling novel by director Brad Furman, it features some nice supporting turns from Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe and William H Macy. [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon UK]

Went the Day Well? (Optimum Home Entertainment): A curious but highly effective piece of Allied wartime time propaganda, this 1942 film from Ealing Studios imagines an English village taken over by German paratroopers disguised as British soldiers. Using a flashback narrative, the film has been restored by StudioCanal and the BFI for this Blu-ray and DVD release and also features an early role for Thora Hird. [Buy the Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon UK]


Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (Paramount Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Middle Men (Paramount Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Rango (Paramount Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Scream of the Banshee (G2 Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Miramax) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Funhouse (Arrow Video) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Round Up (Revolver Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Unknown (Optimum Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
World War II 360: The Complete Seriesย (Go Entertain) [Blu-ray / Normal]

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