New UK Blu-ray & DVD releases w/c January 9th 2012

Once again, we look at a few titles in more detail which are due out soon. The prices listed are the current prices on Amazon.New UK Blu-ray & DVD releases w/c January 9th 2012

New movies and main releases:

  • Apocalypse Now/Redux (£13.99 Blu-ray, Optimum)
  • Arena (£10.99 Blu-ray, £7.49 DVD, Sony)
  • Arrietty Deluxe Collector’s Edition (£16.99 Blu-ray/DVD, £11.99 DVD, Optimum)
  • The Big Picture (£12.99 Blu-ray, £8.99 DVD, Artificial Eye)
  • Cell 211 (£13.99 Blu-ray, £9.99 DVD, Optimum)
  • Colombiana (£14.99 Blu-ray, £10.99 DVD, EIV)
  • Faces in the Crowd (£9.99 DVD, Metrodome)
  • Go To Blazes (£9.99 DVD, Optimum)
  • Hearts Of Darkness: A Film-maker’s Apocalypse (£13.99 Blu-ray, £9.99 DVD, Optimum)
  • In a Better World (£12.99 Blu-ray, £8.99 DVD, Axiom)
  • The Legend Of Bruce Lee (£9.99 Blu-ray, £8.99 DVD, Revolver)
  • Project Nim (£9.99 DVD, Icon)
  • Stag Night of the Dead (£8.99 DVD, Left Films)
  • Troll Hunter (£12.99 Blu-ray, £10.99 DVD, Momentum)
TV Series/Misc:
  • Above Suspicion 3: Deadly Intent (£10.99 DVD, Acorn)
  • Boardwalk Empire Season 1 (£34.99 Blu-ray Ltd Edition, £28.99 DVD, Warner)
  • The Borrowers (2011) (£12.99 DVD, Universal)
  • CSI: New York Season 7 (£35.99 DVD, Momentum)
  • Doctor Who: U.N.I.T Files (£22.49 DVD, BBC)
  • Endeavour (The Origins of Inspector Morse) (£7.99 DVD, ITV)
  • Hustle Series 7 (£11.99 DVD, Complete S1-7 £34.99 DVD, BBC)
  • Lie to Me Season 3 (£13.99 DVD, Complete S1-3 £32.99 DVD, Fox)
  • Little House on the Prairie: Season 9 (£17.99 DVD, Universal)
  • Margaret Cho: Assassin (£9.70 DVD, Matchbox)
  • Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady (Documentary) (£8.99 DVD, Odeon)
  • Shameless Series 8 (£27.99 DVD, C4 DVD)
Blu-ray premieres:
  • Inglorious Bastards (1978) (£12.99, Studiocanal)
  • Misfits Series 3 (£15.99, C4 DVD)
  • Misfits Series 1-3 Boxset (£33.99, C4 DVD)
  • Up (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) (£13.99, Walt Disney)
  • Whisper Of The Heart (£15.99 Blu-ray/DVD, Optimum)

Boardwalk Empire Season 1

When alcohol was outlawed, outlaws became kings. From Terence Winter, Emmy Award-winning writer of The Sopranos, and Academy Award Winning Director Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire is set in Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition, when the sale of alcohol became illegal throughout the United States.

The Great War is over, Wall Street is about to boom and everything is for sale, even the World Series. It is a time of change when women are getting the vote, broadcast radio is introduced, and young people rule the world.

On the beach in southern New Jersey sits Atlantic City, a spectacular resort known as “The World’s Playground,” a place where rules don’t apply. Massive hotels line its famous Boardwalk, along with nightclubs, amusement piers and entertainment to rival Broadway. For a few dollars, a working man can get away and live like a king–legally or illegally.

The undisputed ruler of Atlantic City is the town’s Treasurer, Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, (Steve Buscemi) a political fixer and backroom dealer who is equal parts politician and gangster and equally comfortable in either role. Because of its strategic location on the seaboard, the town is a hub of activity for rum-runners, minutes from Philadelphia, hours from New York City and less than a day’s drive from Chicago. And Nucky Thompson takes full advantage.

This limited exclusive edition comes with a glossy photo book.


    Audio Commentary (E1) w/ Terry Winter
    Audio Commentary (E4) w/ Terry Winter, Steve Buscemi, Michael Williams
    Audio Commentary (E6) w/ Tim VanPatten, Howard Korder
    Audio Commentary (E8) w/ Terry Winter, Brian Kirk
    Audio Commentary (E11) w/ Howard Korder, Allen Coulter, Michael Shannon
    Audio Commentary (E12) w/ Terry Winter, Tim VanPatten
    Making Boardwalk Empire (25:00 appx.)
    Creating the Boardwalk (8:00 appx.)
    Atlantic City: The Original Sin City (30:00 appx.)
    Speakeasy Tour (25:00 appx.)
    Character Dossier
    Previews & Recaps

Boardwalk Empire Season 1 is released on Blu-ray (£34.99) and DVD (£28.99).

Endeavour (The Origins of Inspector Morse)

Set in 1965, the story follows the hunt for a missing school girl which draws Endeavour Morse to the place which will ultimately shape and define his destiny–Oxford. Deep in full-blown murder investigation and led by Detective Inspector Fred Thursday, Endeavour finds himself side-lined, discredited and at a dead end.

Facing down the demons of his past, Endeavour begins his own quest in pursuit of justice, risking all in the hunt for a truth that will haunt him for the rest of his days.

Endeavour (The Origins of Inspector Morse) is released on DVD (£7.99).

Doctor Who: U.N.I.T Files

The Third Doctor faces ravenous prehistoric monsters in deserted London, while the Fourth Doctor battles robot duplicates in a strange village – but are the forces of UNIT friends or foes? Find out in these classic adventures!

The Android Invasion: Starring Tom Baker. When the TARDIS lands in the sleepy English village of Devesham, Sarah thinks the Doctor has finally got her back home. But all is not as it seems…

DVD Extras

    The Village That Came to Life – Cast, crew and local residents look back at the making of the story, in this documentary presented on location by Nicholas Briggs.
    Life After Who – Celina Hinchcliffe takes her father Philip on a trip down memory lane to recall his distinguished career in British television and film.
    Photo Gallery
    Weetabix Advert – TV advert for a Doctor Who themed promotion for this breakfast cereal.
    Easter Egg – A ¼” location sound rushes recording of some of the story’s scenes being performed.
    Coming Soon Trailer
    Radio Times Listings
    Programme subtitles & subtitle production notes

Invasion of the Dinosaurs: Starring Jon Pertwee. Returning to London the Doctor and Sarah find a city almost completely devoid of life. The civilian population has been evacuated in the wake of an unimaginable event: somehow Dinosaurs have returned to terrorise the Earth.

DVD Extras

    People, Power and Puppetry – Cast and crew look back on the making of this story
    Billy Smart’s Circus – featuring Jon Pertwee
    Deleted Scenes
    Now and Then Returning to the filmed locations
    Photo Gallery
    Easter Egg – Seek, locate and discover what happens when the Doctor meets the dreaded Floor Manager…
    Production Information
    Coming Soon Trailer
    Radio Times Listings
    Programme Subtitles

Digitally remastered picture and sound quality with Episode 1 in monochrome, and Episodes 2-6 in colour

Doctor Who: U.N.I.T Files is released on DVD (£22.49).

Arrietty Deluxe Collector’s Edition

Arrietty is the latest release from Studio Ghibli, based on the classic children’s book The Borrowers. Tiny 14 year old Arrietty lives under the floorboards of an old house with her father and mother. Their peaceful life is dramatically changed when the ever curious Arrietty accidentally allows herself to be seen by Sho, a poorly and lonesome 12 year old human boy.

The fledgling friendship between the two lonely children causes Haru the housekeeper to become aware of the borrowers’ existence. The family of little borrowers are forced to choose between staying in their well-established home or leaving for the uncertainty of the great outdoors.

Arrietty Deluxe Collector’s Edition is released on Blu-ray (£16.99) and DVD (£11.99).

Troll Hunter

Whilst investigating a series of suspicious bear killings, a group of students track a mysterious ‘hunter’ who wants nothing to do with them and attempts to shake them off his trail. Sheer persistence leads the group right to the prey he is trying to hunt which they soon learn are far more dangerous and mystical creatures than mere bears.

Troll Hunter is a thrilling and wildly entertaining ride where secrets are uncovered thought only to exist in fairy tales.

Special Features:

    Deleted scenes
    Improvs and bloopers
    Extended scenes
    Visual effects
    Behind the scenes
    Photo galleries

Troll Hunter is released on Blu-ray (£12.99) and DVD (£10.99).


A young woman grows up to be a stone-cold assassin after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target – the mobster responsible for her parents’ death.

It stars Zoe Saldana (Uhuru in Star Trek), Jordi Mollà, Lennie James, Amandla Stenberg and Graham McTavish, and from the trailer it looks very action-packed, but somehow doesn’t really grab me. The words: “from the writers of Taken” didn’t help, when that Liam Neeson film was just over the top and pretty dull.

Colombiana is released on Blu-ray (£14.99) and DVD (£10.99).