DVD & Blu-ray

UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 13th June 2011

Including Apocalypse Now, True Grit, Ice Cold in Alex, The Cruel Sea, Witchfinder General and Inside Job.


Apocalypse Now (Optimum Home Entertainment): Francis Ford Coppola’s classic 1979 drama about a special forces mission during the Vietnam War gets an incredible 3-disc edition, featuring 9 hours of extras, including the making-of documentary Hearts of Darkness. [Buy the Blu-ray from Amazon UK] [Read our full review here]

True Grit (Paramount Home Entertainment): The Coen Brothers adaptation of the Charles Portis novel (previously made in 1969 with John Wayne) is the tale of a young girl (Haliee Steinfeld) who recruits a grizzled lawman (Jeff Bridges) and a Texas Ranger (Matt Damon) to hunt down her father’s killers. [Buy the Blu-ray and DVD from Amazon UK] [Full review]

Ice Cold in Alex (Optimum Home Entertainment): World War II drama about a group of Allied troops who escape the siege of Tobruk and have to escape to Alexandria. Directed by J. Lee Thompson, it stars John Mills, Sylvia Sims, Anthony Quayle and Harry Andrews. [Buy the Blu-ray from Amazon UK]

The Cruel Sea (Optimum Home Entertainment): Unusually gritty 1953 drama about a naval crew struggling to survive the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II. Directed by Philip Frend, it stars Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden and Denholm Elliot. [Buy the Blu-ray from Amazon UK]

Witchfinder General (Odeon Entertainment): Vintage 1968 British horror film about witch hunter Matthew Hopkins (Vincent Price) and his reign of terror during the English Civil War. Directed by Michael Reeves, it co-stars Ian Ogilvy and Hilary Dwyer. [Buy the Blu-ray from Amazon UK]

Inside Job (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment): A searing and fascinating documentary about the financial crisis from director Charles Ferguson, is a reminder of the social and financial costs wrought on the world by the Wall Street elite. Voiced by Matt Damon, it won Best Documentary at the Oscars earlier this year. [Buy the DVD from Amazon UK] [Listen to our interview with Charles Ferguson]


5 Days of War (Entertainment One) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Age of Heroes (Metrodome Distribution) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Hereafter (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Jackass 3.5 (Paramount Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Le Mans (Paramount Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Paul (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Psychoville: Series 1 and 2 (2 Entertain) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Sanctum (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Sex Pistols: There’ll Always Be an England (Fremantle Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Straightheads (Verve Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Superman: The Ultimate Collection (Warner Home Video) [Blu-ray / Box Set]
The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (Arrow Video) [Blu-ray / Normal]

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