New Blu-ray & DVD releases w/c July 18th 2011

New Blu-ray & DVD releases w/c July 18th 2011 New Blu-ray & DVD releases w/c July 18th 2011: Once again, we look at a few titles in more detail which are due out next week. The prices listed are the current prices on Amazon.
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence (£11.93 Blu-ray, Warner)
  • Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (£12.99 Blu-ray, £12.93 DVD, Fox)
  • Blue Crush 2 (£12.99 Blu-ray, £9.99 DVD, Universal)
  • Doctor Who: Paradise Towers (£12.93 DVD, BBC)
  • Carmen: The Restored Edition (£12.93 Blu-ray, £11.99 DVD, Second Sight)
  • The Chief Series 4 (£17.93 DVD, Network)
  • Coast Series 6 (£15.93 Blu-ray, £11.99 DVD, BBC)
  • Country Strong (£13.99 Blu-ray, £9.99 DVD, Sony)
  • Deep End: 3-Disc Collector’s Edition (£12.93 Blu-ray/DVD, BFI)
  • The Funhouse (£16.99 Blu-ray, Arrow)
  • Heartbeat Series 5 (£27.99 DVD, Network)
  • How Not to Live Your Life Series 3 (£12.99 DVD, BBC)
  • Jack Hunter Trilogy (£14.99 DVD, OMG)
  • Justified Season 2 (£25.99 DVD, Sony)
  • The Kennedys (£15.93 DVD, Universal)
  • Numbers Season 6 (£25.99 DVD, Paramount)
  • Psych Season 4 (£17.93 DVD, Universal)
  • Requiem for a Village (£11.99 Blu-ray/DVD, BFI)
  • The Round Up (£9.99 Blu-ray, £8.99 DVD, Revolver)
  • A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventure (£13.97 Blu-ray, £9.99 DVD, Optimum)
  • Unknown (£13.00 Blu-ray, £10.00 DVD, Optimum)


A man claiming to be Dr Martin Harris awakes in Berlin hospital with severe head injuries and very little knowledge as to how he got there. The doctors inform him that he has been in a coma for four days after surviving a near fatal car crash. Attempting to piece together the incidents leading up to the accident, he discovers that his wife no longer recognises him and another man has assumed his identity. Now the only thing standing in the way of him and the truth is a deadly team of trained assassins who will stop at nothing to have him killed. It’s time for Dr Harris to face his identity, his sanity and take back his life… by force.

Starring Liam Neeson (Taken, The A-Team), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds, Troy) and January Jones (Mad Men, X-Men: First Class), Unknown is a gripping mystery pumped with visceral action and an explosive revelation around every twist.

Special Features include:

  • Unknown: The Story
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Liam Neeson: Known Action Hero
  • Interviews with Liam Neeson, January Jones, Diane Kruger, Jaume Collet-Serra and Joel Silver
  • Trailer

Unknown is released on Blu-ray (£13.00) and DVD (£10.00).

The Kennedys

The story of the most fabled political family in American history, told in a manner similar to The Godfather: a manipulative, egocentric father determined to live out his own ambitions through his sons, who in turn spent their lives dancing to his tune while at the same time trying to stand on their own. This is history through personality – the tangled relationships through which paint a picture of one of the most turbulent periods of the modern age. Viewers will be upstairs at the White House, not in the Cabinet Room. Through iconic events in history – the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the civil rights struggle, the mob connection – viewers will learn about the lesser known, yet critical personal stories.

Bonus Features: 45 minute ‘Making Of’ feature

The Kennedys is released on DVD (£15.93).

Doctor Who: Paradise Towers

Mel wants to go swimming so the Doctor takes her to a tower block called Paradise Towers where there is reputed to be a fantastic pool. When they arrive they discover that the place is far from being the superb leisure resort they had expected – it is run-down and dilapidated.

The hallways are roamed by gangs of young girls known as Kangs; the apartments are inhabited by cannibalistic old ladies, the Rezzies; and the building is managed by a group of dictatorial caretakers, presided over by the Chief Caretaker…

Special Features:

  • Commentary with cast and crew
  • Documentaries and behind the scenes footage
  • Photo Gallery
  • Digitally re-mastered picture and sound quality

Doctor Who: Paradise Towers is released on DVD (£12.93).

A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventure

A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures is an epic global adventure story, an animated family feature made spectacularly real by eye-popping 3D.

A young sea-turtle’s romantic quest for his first, lost love, a fellow hatchling, born on the same Californian beach, takes him on a marathon voyage across the seven seas, to the furthest corners of the earth. In a world under increasing threat from environmental pollution, where the oceans are a battleground between the forces of nature and mankind, can Sammy the sea-turtle complete his dangerous 50-year mission and find his soul mate Shelly and the happiness they deserve? The thrills and comical spills are brought to the screen by director Ben Stassen (Fly Me To The Moon) with the help of a top-class British voice cast, starring Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia), Gemma Arterton (St Trinian’s, Clash of The Titans), John Hurt (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Kayvan Novak (Four Lions, Fonejacker) and Robert Sheehan (Misfits).

With 3D lenticular packaging.

Disclaimer: Although the old-style anaglyph 3D glasses are included for viewing the 3D DVD, please note that a 3D television is required in order to view A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures Blu-ray in stereoscopic 3D, and that stereoscopic 3D glasses are not included.

A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventure is released on Blu-ray (£13.97), and DVD (£9.99).

Deep End

The Swinging Sixties are over and the long, grey morning after has only just begun. But there are still eye-opening new experiences in store for wet-behind-the-ears teenager Mike (John Moulder-Brown) when he takes a job at a rundown London swimming baths. After one of its more mature visitors steamily attempts to take advantage (Diana Dors, in a superb cameo), he gradually wises up to find himself adrift with an increasingly obsessive interest in sassy, self-assured, co-worker Susan (played by a seductive Jane Asher). Giddily he follows her into the grimy underbelly of Soho for a long dark night of the soul — soundtracked with great intensity by legendary Krautrock band Can. Will Mike sabotage Susan’s relationship with her fiancé and get together with her instead?

Jerzy Skolimowski’s compelling, darkly poetic portrait of Britain in an era of uncertainty and changing sexual mores now makes a long overdue return to the screen in a beautiful new digital restoration. Contains exclusive bonus DVD featuring Q&A with Jane Asher and John Moulder Brown.


* Dual Format Edition: includes both the Blu-ray and the DVD of the film and the extras
* New High Definition restoration
* Starting Out: The Making of Deep End (2011, 73 mins): an in-depth documentary about the making of the film, featuring interviews with Jerzy Skolimowski, Jane Asher, John Moulder Brown, and principle crew
* Deep End: The Deleted Scenes (2011, 8 mins): featurette about sequences removed from the film
* Careless Love (Francine Winham, 1977, 10 mins): Rare and disturbing tale in which a woman (Jane Asher) takes drastic actions to keep the affections of the man she loves.
* This 3-Disc Collector’s edition contains and exclusive bonus DVD featuring Q&A with Jane Asher and John Moulder Brown.
* Illustrated booklet featuring new sleevenote essay by David Thompson. Contains exclusive bonus DVD featuring Q&A with Jane Asher and John Moulder Brown.

Deep End is released on Blu-ray/DVD (£12.93).