DVD & Blu-ray

UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 10th October 2011


Senna (Universal): Asif Kapadia’s riveting documentary about the life and times of F1 driver Ayrton Senna is hands down one of the films of the year. Beginning with his early career in Europe, it charts his rapid ascent to Formula One and his rivalry to reigning world champion Alain Prost. Stylistically bold and filled with the kind of real life drama fiction can’t emulate, it has even out-grossed Justin Bieber at the UK box office. [Read our full review] [Read our post on the film’s use of social media] [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon UK]

George Harrison: Living in the Material World (Lionsgate UK): Martin Scorsese’s new documentary about the former Beatle, which features rare footage from his childhood, his time in The Beatles, his solo career and his unlikely career as a movie producer through Handmade Films. Interviewees include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Yoko Ono and Olivia and Dhani Harrison. [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD with Amazon UK]

Le Quattro Volte (New Wave): A slow but exquisitely realised drama about an elderly goatherd living in rural Italy. Directed by Michelangelo Frammartino, it is a stunning evocation of the revolving seasons – even if it non-arthouse audiences may be perplexed by its pace and spiritual themes. [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon UK]

Cape Fear (Universal Pictures): Martin Scorsese’s 1991 remake of J. Lee Thompson’s 1962 film, about a lawyer who is stalked by an ex-convict, was originally going to be a Steven Spielberg film until he decided to do Hook (1991) instead. The choice allowed Scorsese to make one of his most commercial movies with Nick Nolte and Robert De Niro taking the Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum roles, respectively. In a nice touch, both Peck and Mitchum appear in sly cameos that reverse their roles in the original film. [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon UK]


7 Lives (Revolver Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Bunraku (G2 Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Candyman (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal] Chicago (Optimum Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Dark Vengeance (Optimum Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Drive Angry (Lionsgate UK) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Eastbound and Down: Season 1 (Warner Home Video/HBO) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Hidden (G2 Pictures) [Blu-ray / 3D Edition] Le Quattro Volte (New Wave) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Legend of the Soldier (Optimum Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Original Sin (Optimum Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Potiche (Optimum Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Quatermass and the Pit (Optimum Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / with DVD – Double Play]
Regan (Network) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Adventures of Tintin: Complete Collection (Anchor Bay Entertainment UK) [Blu-ray / Box Set]
The Frighteners (Universal Pictures) [Blu-ray / Normal]

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