New Blu-ray & DVD releases w/c October 10th 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. New Blu-ray & DVD releases w/c October 10th 2011

New movies and main releases:

  • Assassination Games (£7.99 DVD, Sony)
  • The Beaver (£8.99 DVD, Icon)
  • Dark Vengeance (£12.99 Blu-ray, £8.99 DVD, Studiocanal)
  • Erik the Viking: The Complete Viking (£8.99 DVD, Arrow)
  • Flypaper (£12.99 Blu-ray, £9.99 DVD, Lions Gate)
  • George Harrison – Living in the Material World (£14.99 Blu-ray, £11.99 DVD, Lions Gate)
  • Le Quattro Volte (£12.99 Blu-ray, £8.99 DVD, New wave)
  • Life In A Day (£10.99 DVD, E1)
  • Potiche (£14.99 Blu-ray, £10.99 DVD, Studiocanal)
  • Quatermass And The Pit – Double Play inc. exclusive Olly Moss cover art (£12.99, Blu-ray + DVD, Studiocanal)
  • Senna – Triple Play with ‘Making of’ Production Notes (£17.99 Blu-ray, £10.99 DVD, Universal)
  • Senna – Limited Collector’s Edition Triple Play (With 1:12 F1 Lotus Model) (£262.49, Universal)
TV Series:
  • The Adventures of Tintin (£34.99 Blu-ray, £14.99 DVD, Anchor Bay)
  • Billy Connolly’s Route 66 (£17.99 Blu-ray, £12.99 DVD, Universal)
  • Birds of a Feather – The Complete BBC Series (£69.99 DVD, Network)
  • Doctor Who Series 6 Part 2 (£17.99 Blu-ray, £15.99 DVD, BBC)
  • In Deep Series 2 (£14.99 DVD, Revelation)
  • In Treatment Season 2 (£30.99 DVD, Warner)
  • The Mentalist Season 3 (£27.99 DVD, Warner)
  • The Simpsons Season 14 (£27.99 DVD, Fox)
  • Sons of Anarchy Season 3 (£17.99 Blu-ray, £14.99 DVD, Fox)
  • A Very Peculiar Practice – The Complete BBC Series (£34.99 DVD, Network)
Blu-ray premieres:
  • Cape Fear (1962) (£12.99, Universal)
  • Cape Fear (1991) (£13.99, Universal)
  • Chicago (£16.99, Studiocanal)
  • Cream Royal Albert Hall London 05 (£12.99, Eagle)
  • The Dead (£12.99, Anchor Bay)
  • Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (£16.99, Lions Gate)
  • The Frighteners (£12.99, Universal)
  • Legend of the Soldier (£10.99, Studiocanal)
  • Original Sin (£12.99, Studiocanal)
  • Regan – The original Armchair Cinema pilot for The Sweeney (£12.99, Network)
  • Scary Movie 1-3.5 Box Set (£37.99, Lions Gate)
  • The Shipping News (£17.99, Studiocanal)

George Harrison – Living in the Material World

Directed by Martin Scorsese, George Harrison – Living in the Material World is a stunning double-feature-length film tribute to one of music’s greatest icons.

Scorsese uses never-before-seen footage from George Harrison’s childhood, throughout his years with The Beatles, through the ups and downs of his solo career, and through the joys and pain of his private life, to trace the arc of George’s journey from his birth in 1943 to his passing in 2001. Living in the Material World features private home videos, photos and never before heard tracks to chronicle the incredible story of the extraordinary man.

Despite its epic reach, the film is deeply personal. Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, among many others, talk openly about George’s many gifts and contradictions and reveal the lives they shared together. In every aspect of his professional, personal and spiritual life, until his final hours, George blazed his own path.

As his friend John Lennon once said: “George himself is no mystery. But the mystery inside George is immense. It’s watching him uncover it all little by little that’s so damn interesting.”

Special Features:

    Paul McCartney interview
    Here Comes The Sun
    Jeff Lynne interview
    Damon Hill interview
    Dispute and Violence

George Harrison – Living in the Material World is released on Blu-ray (£14.99) and DVD (£11.99).

Senna – Triple Play with ‘Making of’ Production Notes

Senna is the true story of Brazilian motor-racing legend, Ayrton Senna, whom many believe was the greatest driver who ever lived. Spanning Senna’s titanic Formula One career, the film charts his physical and spiritual journey, both on track and off; his quest for perfection and his ultimate transformation from a supremely gifted novice, who exploded into F1 in 1984, to myth after the tragic events of Imola in 1994. Made with the full co-operation of the Senna family and Formula One Management, Senna is the first official documentary feature about his life, featuring astounding archive material, much of which is previously unseen.

Special Features:

    Feature Commentary with Director and Filmmakers
    The Greatest Victory of All
    “Lost” Radio interview with Gerald Donaldson
    Interviews (Option from menu to watch branched or non-branched versions of film w/eng forced narratives)
    Home Videos
    Brazil Trailer
    Japan Trailer
    International Trailer

Senna – Triple Play with ‘Making of’ Production Notes is released on Blu-ray (£17.99) and DVD (£10.99).

Sons of Anarchy Season 3

Sons of Anarchy is an adrenalised drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that: charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless, thriving illegal arms business. A series about the seduction of money, power and blood.

This season begins with SAMCRO feeling powerless over Abel’s kidnapping, especially Jax, whose grief sends him into deeper turmoil over his future with the club. The search for Abel sends our guys to Ireland, where Jax faces not only the Irish Republican Army but an untold personal history as well. Meanwhile, still on the lam, Gemma is hit with unexpected news and risks her freedom to deal with it.

Sons of Anarchy Season 3 is released on Blu-ray (£17.93) and DVD (£14.99).

Doctor Who Series 6 Part 2

The truth about River Song is out and the time has come for the Doctor to face his greatest demons. Venturing across centuries and galaxies, the Doctor, Amy and Rory will encounter the greatest war criminal in all of history – and Hitler. Together, they’ll discover there’s no scarier place in the universe than a child’s bedroom and a visit to an alien quarantine facility will reveal to Rory a very different side to his wife.

In a hotel where walls move, corridors twist and rooms vanish, death lies waiting. But the Doctor’s time has yet to come. He has one last stop to make on his final journey – an old friend needs his help and an old foe must be defeated. But time catches up with us all and the Doctor can delay no more.

By the shores of Lake Silencio, in Utah, all of time and space hang in the balance. And a NASA astronaut is waiting.

Special Features: Monster Files: The Antibodies & The Cybermats

Doctor Who Series 6 Part 2 is released on Blu-ray (£17.93) and DVD (£15.99).