New UK Blu-ray & DVD releases w/c March 19th 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 March 19th 2012


New movies and main releases:

  • 1911 Revolution (£10.99 Blu-ray, £9.99 DVD, Cine-Asia)
  • The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (£14.99 Blu-ray, £17.99 Blu-ray, £10.99 DVD, Paramount)
  • The Devils (Special Edition) (£11.99 DVD, BFI)
  • Dreams of a Life (£7.49 DVD, Dogwoof)
  • A Horrible Way To Die (£8.99 Blu-ray, £7.99 DVD, Anchor Bay)
  • The Last Templar (£9.99 DVD, Brightspark)
  • Love on a Pillow (£11.99 DVD, Optimum)
  • Machine Gun Preacher (£15.99 Blu-ray, £11.99 DVD, Lions Gate)
  • Moneyball (£13.99 Blu-ray, £9.99 DVD, Sony)
  • A Night to Remember (Digitally Re-mastered) (£12.99 Blu-ray, £9.99 DVD, ITV)
  • Resistance (£10.99 Blu-ray, £6.99 DVD, Metrodome)
  • Snowtown (£9.99 Blu-ray, £9.99 DVD, Universal)
  • Take Shelter (£13.99 Blu-ray, £9.99 DVD, Universal)
  • Tower Heist (£16.99 Blu-ray, £9.99 DVD, Universal)
  • Treasure Buddies (£10.99 DVD, Walt Disney)
  • Weekend (£12.99 Blu-ray, £8.99 DVD, Peccadillo)
TV Series/Misc:
  • Doctor Who: The Dæmons (£12.99 DVD, BBC)
  • The Impressions Show with Culshaw & Stephenson Series 2 (£10.99 DVD, IMC)
Blu-ray premieres:
  • American Pie 1-3 Box Set (£13.99, Universal)
  • A Bronx Tale (£13.99, Optimum)
  • City Of Men (£13.99, Optimum)
  • The Crossing Guard (£14.99, Lionsgate)
  • Get Shorty (£7.99, Fox)
  • Kalifornia (£7.99, Fox)
  • Our House (£16.99, Optimum)
  • Smoke (£16.99, Studiocanal)
  • Spaceballs (£7.99, Fox)
  • The Last Airbender 3D (£17.99, Paramount)

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn

Globally beloved young reporter Tintin and his fiercely loyal dog Snowy–iconic characters, created by Herge–are brought to life in world-wide smash hit, The Adventures of Tintin.

After discovering a model ship carrying an explosive secret, Tintin and his friends find themselves in the crosshairs of a diabolical villain. From the high seas to the sands of the North African deserts, every new twist and turn sweeps viewers to ever greater levels of thrills, peril and adventure.

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn is released on Blu-ray (£14.99), Blu-ray 3D (£17.99) and and DVD (£10.99).


Doctor Who: The Dæmons

In the peaceful village of Devil’s End something very strange is happening. A professor is preparing to open a nearby burial mound and a local white has foresees death and disaster. Meanwhile, the new vicar looks suspiciously like the Master and he is using black magic to conjure up an ancient Dæmon.

Starring Jon Pertwee, can the Doctor, Jo and UNIT stop their old enemy before he succeeds?

Special Features

    • Commentary
    • The Devil Rides Out Cast and crew talk about the making of the story.
    • Remembering Barry Letts A look at the life and work of Barry Letts.
    • Location Film A mute amateur 8mm film shot in the village of Aldbourne during the location filming.
    • Colourisation Test The original colourisation test version of episode one from 1992.
    • Tomorrow’s World An article on the technology used in the restoration.
    • Radio Times listings
    • Programme subtitles
    • Production information subtitles
    • Photo gallery
    • Coming soon trailer
    • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Doctor Who: The Dæmons is released on DVD (£12.99).


The Devils (Special Edition)

In seventeenth-century France, a promiscuous and divisive local priest, Urbain Grandier (Oliver Reed), uses his powers to protect the city of Loudun from destruction at the hands of the establishment. Soon, he stands accused of the demonic possession of Sister Jeanne (Vanessa Redgrave), whose erotic obsession with him fuels the hysterical fervour that sweeps through the convent.

With its bold and brilliant direction by Ken Russell, magnificent performances by Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave, exquisite Derek Jarman sets and sublimely dissonant score by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, The Devils stands as a profound and sincere commentary on religious hysteria, political persecution and the corrupt marriage of church and state.

Finally available on DVD for the first time, The Devils is presented in the original UK X certificate version with a host of new and exciting extra features.

Special Features:

    DVD premiere presentation of the original UK X certificate version
    Mark Kermode introduction (2012, 2 mins): the broadcaster and critic’s newly filmed foreword to The Devils
    Audio commentary with Ken Russell, Mark Kermode, Michael Bradsell and Paul Joyce
    Hell on Earth (Paul Joyce, 2002, 48 mins): documentary exploring the film’s production and the controversial history
    Director of Devils(1971, 22 mins): documentary featuring candid Ken Russell interviews and unique footage of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies recording his score
    On-set footage with Michael Bradsell commentary(2012, 8 mins)
    On-stage Q&A with Ken Russell (2012, 13 mins): the director in conversation with Mark Kermode at the NFT in 2004
    Amelia and the Angel (Ken Russell, 1958, 26 mins): a delightful mix of religious allegory and magical fantasy
    Original UK trailer
    Original US trailer
    Fully illustrated booklet featuring new essays by Mark Kermode, Craig Lapper (BBFC), and editor Michael Bradsell, with original production materials and on-set photographs

The Devils (Special Edition) is released on DVD (£11.99).


Weekend

A one-night stand that becomes something more – an unconventional love story between two young men trying to make sense of their lives.

On a Friday night after hanging out with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a nightclub, alone and on the pull. Just before closing time he picks up Glen. And so begins a weekend – in bars and in bedrooms, getting drunk and taking drugs, telling stories and having sex that will resonate throughout their lives.

Extras:

    Cast and Crew Interview
    Quinnford + Scout picture gallery with commentary
    Weekend UK Premier at LFF
    Interview with Director and Casts
    Interview with Director and Producer

Weekend is released on Blu-ray (£12.99) and DVD (£8.99).


Tower Heist

A group of disgruntled luxury apartment employees, led by Ben Stiller, attempt to take down their wealthiest resident (Alan Alda), who defrauded all of them from their pension plans. With the help of a recently-released ex-con (Eddie Murphy) who has a knack for robberies, a plan is in place to nab $20 million. Of course, what high-stakes, ensemble comedy would be complete without plenty of shenanigans to boot? The fantastic supporting cast includes Matthew Broderick, Casey Affleck, Gabourey Sidibe, Tia Leoni and Michael Pena.

Bonus Features:

    Tower Heist Video Diary
    Plotting Tower Heist: The Ratner/Grazer Connection Part One; The Conspirators; The Ratner/Grazer Connection Part Two; Set Pieces; The Ratner/Grazer
    U-Control {Picture in Picture; The Music of Tower Heist}
    Alternate Ending: 15 Months Later
    Alternate Ending: Lester’s Bar
    Feature Commentary with Director Brett Ratner, Editor Mark Helfrich and Co-Writers Ted Griffin and Jeff Nathanson
    Deleted/Alternate Scenes
    Gag reel

Tower Heist is released on Blu-ray (£16.99) and DVD (£9.99).


Moneyball

Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) challenges the system and defies conventional wisdom when he is forced to rebuild his small-market team, on a limited budget. Despite opposition from the old guard, the media, fans and their own field manager (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Beane – with the help of a young, number-crunching, Yale-educated economist (Jonah Hill) – develops a roster of misfits and changes the way the game is played forever.

Moneyball also features an all-star line-up of filmmakers. Academy Award® winners Steven Zaillian (1993, Best Adapted Screenplay, Schindler’s List) and Aaron Sorkin (2010, Best Adapted Screenplay, The Social Network) wrote the screenplay. The film was directed by Academy Award® nominee Bennett Miller (2005, Best Director, Capote), produced by Michael DeLuca (The Social Network), Rachael Horovitz (About Schmidt) and Brad Pitt; and executive produced by Scott Rudin, Andrew Karsch (Conviction), Sidney Kimmel (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Mark Bakshi (Rango).

Blu-ray Special Features:

    Blooper with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill
    Billy Beane: Re-Inventing the Game
    Moneyball: Playing The Game
    Deleted Scenes
    Drafting The Team
    Adapting Moneyball
    PS3 Wallpaper/Theme

Moneyball is released on Blu-ray (£13.99) and DVD (£9.99).


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