DVD Review - October 13

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A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

By Damon Smith


New to rent on DVD/Blu-ray

Rock Of Ages (Cert 12, 118 mins, Warner Home Video, Musical/Comedy/Romance, also available to buy DVD £19.99/Blu-ray £24.99)

Starring: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Mary J Blige.

Wannabe singer Sherrie Christian (Julianne Hough) leaves Oklahoma for the bright lights of Los Angeles. Aspiring rocker Drew Boley (Diego Boneta), who works as a bartender at The Bourbon Room, persuades owner Dennis Dupree (Alec Baldwin) and right-hand man Lonny Barnett (Russell Brand) to hire Sherrie as a waitress. Lovebirds Drew and Sherrie don't stop believin' in their dreams, even when bare-chested frontman Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise) comes between them. "When my hamster died, your music really helped me through!" Sherrie coos to her idol, just before Mayor Mike Whitmore (Bryan Cranston) and his puritanical wife Patricia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) pledge to clean up the city by shutting down the dens of musical inequity, starting with The Bourbon Room. "Rock 'n' roll is a disease - but it is a disease with a cure!" rages Patricia, and the battle lines are drawn. Punctuated by breathlessly choreographed, show-stopping renditions of Pat Benatar, Europe, Foreigner, Journey and Poison among others, Rock Of Ages is 118 minutes of unabashed joy. Hough is adorable as a naive gal from the Midwest and she harmonises beautifully with Boneta. Cruise embraces the spirit of Axl Rose in his scenes, sparing us only a few blushes in a jewel-encrusted dragon-shaped codpiece and leather chaps. He rocks. So does Adam Shankman's film which captures the same vitality and boundless sense of fun as the director's 2007 adaptation of Hairspray, swapping the racial tensions of 1960s Baltimore in that film for the wild abandon of 1980s Hollywood. Bow down to the gods of rock.

Rating: ****


Prometheus (Cert 15, 118 mins, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Sci/Action/Thriller/Horror/Romance, also available to buy DVD £19.99/Blu-ray £24.99/3D Blu-ray £29.99/Prometheus To Alien Blu-ray Box Set £69.99)

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Logan Marshall-Green, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Kate Dickie, Guy Pearce.

In 2089, astrophysicist Dr Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and her partner Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) unearth an ancient cave painting that confirms the existence of an extra-terrestrial race known as the Engineers. Wealthy industrialist Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce) agrees to finance a voyage to the alien home planet. A spaceship called Prometheus - captained by Janek (Idris Elba) - provides the transport for Weyland company executive Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) and the crew, including geologist Fifield (Sean Harris) and medic Ford (Kate Dickie). Operations android David (Michael Fassbender) casts a dispassionate eye over proceedings, but as the explorers touch down on the Engineers' home world, they are woefully unprepared for what awaits them. Prometheus propels director Ridley Scott back into space, where everyone can hear you scream, for a prelude of sorts to Alien. There are some intriguing ideas embedded within Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof's script - Darwinism vs Creationism, the recklessness of scientific endeavour - but inevitably, Scott's vision reduces to a big budget game of cat and mouse between wily xenomorphs and human interlopers. Shocks are predictable and only one sequence - an impromptu medical procedure carried out by a patient on their own body - sears into the memory. Rapace anchors the film with an emotionally wrought performance that everyone else seems unable or unwilling to match. Fassbender's embodiment of mechanised man doesn't always ring true. Production values are impeccable and the numerous dank, foreboding corridors provide plentiful opportunities to slaughter supporting characters. A nine-disc Blu-ray box set, comprising Prometheus, Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, plus a Weyland Corporation T-shirt, art cards, poster and an extract from the book Art Of Prometheus, is also available.

Rating: ***


Ill Manors (Cert 18, 116 mins, Revolver Entertainment, Drama/Thriller, also available to buy DVD £17.99/Blu-ray £19.99)

Starring: Riz Ahmed, Ed Skrein, Natalie Press, Lee Allen, Anouska Mond, Keith Coggins, Ryan De La Cruz, Nick Sagar, Jo Hartley.

Drug dealer Ed (Ed Skrein) is caught in a police sting and he quickly offloads incriminating evidence to associate Aaron (Riz Ahmed). Flashbacks to their formative years at St Erica's children's home for boys affirm their fraternal bond. While Aaron waits for Ed's release from custody, he crosses paths with illegal immigrant Katya (Natalie Press), who has been sold into sex trafficking and must make a stark decision about the future of her newborn child. Aaron also encounters junkie Michelle (Anouska Mond), who stumbles down a sickening and destructive path in search of her next hit. Elsewhere, schoolboy Jake (Ryan De La Cruz) attempts to blag some gear from gang leader Marcel (Nick Sagar), but acceptance comes at a price. Purportedly based on real people and real events, Ill Manors pulls no punches in its depiction of the lengths some people will go to in order to survive on the streets of the capital. It's a visually arresting descent into the darkest recesses of human suffering, cutting together different film stocks to create a nightmarish vision of a city under constant surveillance from CCTV cameras, mobile phones and nosey neighbours. Director Ben Drew, aka Plan B, introduces his central protagonists in the best way he knows how: with a potty-mouthed rap and some similarly gritty imagery. It's a cute injection of pace that keeps the first hour zipping along at a fair lick before the sinewy plot strands become entangled and the screen glisters with anguish and despair. It's a hard knock life for the characters of Drew's gritty directorial debut.

Rating: ***


We Bought A Zoo (Cert PG, 118 mins, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Drama/Romance/Comedy, also available to buy DVD £19.99/Blu-ray & DVD Combi-pack £24.99)

Starring: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Elle Fanning, Angus Macfadyen, Patrick Fugit, John Michael Higgins, Stephanie Szostak.

Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) is trying to be strong for his teenage son Dylan (Colin Ford) and precocious young daughter Rosie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones) following the death of his wife Katharine (Stephanie Szostak). So Benjamin moves his family into a ramshackle house that comes with a fully functioning zoo, complete with animals and ballsy head keeper Kelly Foster (Scarlett Johansson). Benjamin sinks all of his money into the zoo, hoping to restore the facility to its former glory in time for an inspection by the notoriously pernickety Walter Ferris (John Michael Higgins). Benjamin's accountant brother, Duncan (Thomas Haden Church), is horrified but the doting father refuses to be dissuaded. We Bought A Zoo is a shamelessly sentimental tale of a father's struggle to revitalise an ailing animal sanctuary in the aftermath of his wife's death. Based on the inspirational memoir by Benjamin Mee, the British newspaper columnist who took charge of Dartmoor Zoological Park in 2007, Cameron Crowe's film doesn't miss a single opportunity to shed crocodile tears and manipulate our emotions. Each moment of internal anguish is underscored by a typically eclectic soundtrack of soft rock and a haunting original score composed by Jonsi Birgisson from the Icelandic band Sigur Ros. The film's trump card is Damon, who delivers a moving and honest performance as the family man haunted by memories of the past. He shares pleasing screen chemistry with youngsters Ford and Jones and Church provides the comic relief, tenderly advising, "Travel the stages of grief but stop just before zebras get involved!" Sage words.

Rating: ***


Fast Girls (Cert 12, 88 mins, Studio Canal, Drama/Romance, also available to buy DVD £17.99/Blu-ray £22.99)

Starring: Lenora Crichlow, Lily James, Lorraine Burroughs, Rupert Graves, Lashana Lynch, Emma Fielding, Phil Davis, Bradley James, Noel Clarke, Tiana Benjamin, Dominique Tipper, Hannah Frankson.

Shania Andrews (Lenora Crichlow) lives on a London council estate with her sister Tara (Tiana Benjamin) and trains for the 200 metres on a weather-beaten track with non-professional coach Brian (Phil Davis). She qualifies ahead of golden girl Lisa Temple (Lily James) for the World Championships so GB team coach Tommy Southern (Noel Clarke) invites Shania to join the relay squad. The newcomer gels instantly with 100 metres veteran Trix Warren (Lorraine Burroughs), Belle Newman (Lashana Lynch) and reserve runners Sarah (Dominique Tipper) and Rachel (Hannah Frankson). However, Lisa runs the relay's anchor leg. Tension between the team-mates intensifies when Shania develops a crush on physiotherapist Carl (Bradley James), who is also the object of Lisa's affections. Fast Girls is an unabashedly feel-good drama of sporting ambition against the odds, timed perfectly to tap into the lingering glow of London 2012. We're jogging in familiar territory here, following a talented sprinter from the wrong side of the tracks whose raw talent propels her into the spotlight. Crichlow is an endearing heroine, battling insecurities on and off the racing track, and her co-stars provide solid support. Davis adds flecks of humour as the heroine's unconventional trainer, who is continually distracted by his wayward pooch, Linford. Race sequences are slickly edited to create the illusion of bodies in motion, straining at speed for the finishing line. The script, co-written by Noel Clarke (Adulthood), Jay Basu and Roy Williams, passes the baton from one cliche to the next - forbidden romance, enmity mellowing into sisterly solidarity - culminating in a championship showdown that leaves a patriotic lump in the throat.

Rating: ***


Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap (Cert 15, 111 mins, Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment, Documentary/Musical, also available to buy DVD £15.99/Blu-ray £19.99)

Starring: Ice-T, Grandmaster Caz, Snoop Dogg, Cherry James, MC Lyte.

"I felt I really had to do this film because rap music saved my life," explains Ice-T, narrator and co-director of this glossy documentary, which celebrates the men and women who propelled the lyrical art form into the musical mainstream. Almost 50 interview subjects are shoe-horned into 111 minutes, from old skool legend Grandmaster Caz, who surmises, "Hip hop didn't invent anything, hip hop re-invented everything!" to a typically chilled Snoop Dogg, claiming to get his creative juices flowing by smoking "a bit of weed" and surrounding himself with beautiful women. Electrifying scenes of rap's biggest names in full flow, reciting not only their own lyrics but also favourite phrases by peers, offer a new-found appreciation of these men's wordsmithery and verbal dexterity. And it is largely a patriarchal world, with brief nods to the rapping sisterhood, represented here by Cherry James (one half of Salt-n-Pepa) and MC Lyte. The film is clearly a labour of love for Ice-T, who criss-crosses America to interview friends within the industry. However, not everything goes smoothly, such as some filming on the streets of New York with Q-Tip, which is interrupted by a curious passer-by. "Homey, you see the camera? Keep it movin'!" begs Ice-T. Popular figures such as 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Queen Latifah don't warrant a mention but Ice-T and co-director Andy Baybutt embrace other icons including Chuck D from Public Enemy, Dr Dre and Eminem, who seems genuine when he claims that rap "is the one thing I think I have that I can do well".

Rating: ***


Also released

13 (Cert 15, 86 mins, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Thriller, also available to buy DVD £15.99/Blu-ray £19.99 - see below)

In The Dark Half (Cert 15, 81 mins, Verve Pictures, Thriller/Horror, also available to buy DVD £15.99 - see below)


New to buy on DVD/Blu-ray

The Only Way Is Essex - Series 6 (Cert 15, 320 mins, 4DVD, DVD £19.99/Series 1-6 DVD Box Set £39.99, Drama/Documentary)

Now the seventh series of the Bafta award-winning docu-soap has started on ITV2, the previous 10 episodes debut on DVD. Mark Wright makes a cameo in these instalments and Lauren Goodger makes an emotional farewell to the show which made her a star. Elsewhere, Gemma openly questions Charlie's sexuality, which drives a wedge between her and gay pal Bobby, and Sam and Lucy have to clear to air after allegations that Mario has been unfaithful. A 12-disc box set comprising all six series is also available.


Mrs Brown's Boys - Series Two (Cert 15, 203 mins, Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd, DVD £19.99/Complete DVD Box Set £39.99/Blu-ray £26.99/Complete Blu-ray Box Set £49.99, Comedy)

Agnes Brown (Brendan O'Carroll) struggles to keep control of her brood in seven episodes of the Bafta award-winning comedy. This series, Agnes hopes that her son Dermot (Paddy Houlihan) will come home for Christmas but he is under pressure to spend the festive season with his wife Maria (Fiona O'Carroll) and the in-laws. Gay son Rory (Rory Cowan) is at odds with his Scottish boyfriend Dino (Gary Hollywood) and when Maria goes into labour, the family braces itself for a new arrival without an ambulance anywhere in sight. A five-disc box set comprising both series and the Christmas special is also available.


Fresh Meat - The Complete First Series (Cert 15, 315 mins, 4DVD, DVD £24.99, Comedy/Romance)

Six university students discover life in higher education has its pitfalls in eight episodes of the acclaimed Channel 4 sitcom from the creators of Peep Show. Young men and women flock to Manchester Medlock University and five freshers - dentistry student Josie (Kimberley Nixon), geology student JP (Jack Whitehall), drama student Kingsley (Joe Thomas) and literature students Oregon (Charlotte Ritchie) and Vod (Zawe Ashton) - join second-year student Howard (Greg McHugh) in a residence off campus. Over the course of an eventful term, the housemates discover love, rejection and the perils of blow-drying a Peking duck.


In The Dark Half (Cert 15, 81 mins, Verve Pictures, DVD £15.99, Thriller/Horror)

Fifteen-year-old Marie (Jessica Barden) feels alienated from her classmates and struggles to communicate effectively with her mother Kathy (Lyndsey Marshal), who is renovating their house room by room. To escape the gloom, Marie retires to a hut on the nearby hill, where she wallows in legends of woodland sprites and hides the dead rabbits that next-door neighbour Filthy (Tony Curran) and his young son Sean hunt on the hill behind their house. One evening, Marie agrees to babysit Sean and during the course of the evening the youngster dies. Filthy is inconsolable and blames Marie but the teenager claims she wasn't responsible for the tragic accident, asserting instead that the dark forces, which lurk on the hill, have taken the boy.


Sons Of Anarchy - Season Four (Cert 15, 629 mins, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, DVD £24.99/Complete Seasons 1-4 DVD Box Set £54.99/Blu-ray £33.99/Complete Seasons 1-4 Blu-ray Box Set £72.99, Drama/Romance)

New allegiances must be forged if the eponymous motorcycle club led by Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman) is to survive in 14 episodes of the acclaimed US biker drama. This series, Jax (Charlie Hunnam), Clay and the SAMCRO members return to the small northern Californian town of Charming after a prison stretch and they are greeted by a new sheriff (Rockmond Dunbar), who intends to shut down the club's gun-running activities for good. In order to safeguard the club's future, SAMCRO must consider a pact with the Irish Kings, but all coalitions come at a price. A 13-disc box set comprising all four series is also available.


Parade's End (Cert 15, 290 mins, BBC DVD, DVD £24.99/Blu-ray £29.99, Drama/Romance/War)

An aristocrat faces a crisis of conscience in this lavish five-part drama set during the Edwardian era. Aristocrat Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch) is unsure whether Sylvia (Rebecca Hall) is really pregnant with his child but he marries her nonetheless, determined to do the right thing and remain faithful to her, despite Sylvia's numerous indiscretions. Christopher's resolve is tested when he meets beautiful suffragette Valentine Wannop (Adelaide Clemens), who sets his heart aflutter. As the First World War beckons, forbidden desires ignite with devastating consequences.


The Mentalist - The Complete Fourth Season (Cert 15, 996 mins, Warner Home Video, DVD £39.99/Seasons 1-4 DVD Box Set £69.99, Drama/Thriller)

Former psychic medium Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) must defend himself against a murder charge in the first of 24 episodes of the Golden Globe-nominated US drama. This series, Jane concedes that he did not kill his nemesis, Red John, and he must work alongside Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney) as she crosses paths with her bounty hunter brother, Tommy (Henry Thomas). Meanwhile, Agent Susan Darcy (Catherine Dent) initiates her investigation into Red John and Supervising Agent Luther Wainwright (Michael Rady) is caught in the crossfire. A 20-disc box set comprising all four series is also available.


Death In Paradise - Series 1 (Cert 12, 464 mins, BBC DVD, DVD £19.99, Drama)

A strait-laced Metropolitan Police officer discovers a new lease of life on a Caribbean island in this eight-part BBC crime drama. DI Richard Poole (Ben Miller) is sent to the tropical idyll of Saint-Marie with colleague DS Camille Bordey (Sara Martins) to solve the murder of a fellow British officer. In the course of his enquiries, Poole rubs some of the locals up the wrong way but his unconventional methods also impress some of the local officers, including Dwayne Myers (Danny John-Jules) and Fidel Best (Gary Carr). As the body count rises, Poole's investigation widens in scope, forcing him to contemplate a permanent transfer to the island.


13 (Cert 15, 86 mins, Anchor Bay Entertainment, DVD £15.99/Blu-ray £19.99, Thriller)

Sam Riley, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham and Ray Winstone headline director Gela Babluani's English-language remake of his own gripping 2005 thriller, 13 Tzameti. Electrician Vince Ferro (Sam Riley) in desperate need of money to pay his family's exorbitant medical bills. By chance, he learns about the death of a man who was due to start a well-paid job. Vince thinks this turn of events is the answer to his prayers and he assumes the identity of the deceased and heads to New York to his new place of employment. Vince is led to a remote country house where he discovers he is number 13 in an elaborate game of Russian roulette. Organised by wealthy men such as Jasper (Jason Statham), the spectators bet vast sums on the pull of the trigger. The winner takes home a small fortune while the losers all go home in a body bag. As the game begins, Vince attempts to hold his nerve, while Jasper keeps his fingers crossed for his brother Ronald (Ray Winstone), who needs to win to keep his dreams alive.


Polisse (Cert 15, 127 mins, Artificial Eye, DVD £15.99, Drama/Thriller)

Maiwenn directs and stars in this gritty drama, documenting the day-to-day activities of a child protection unit based in northern Paris. Photographer Melissa (Maiwenn) is assigned to follow the unit and capture the harsh realities of life for the cops who have to deal with shocking acts of brutality and abuse against minors on a daily basis. Through Melissa's lens, we become acquainted with unit leader Balloo (Frederic Pierrot) and his team, including Mathieu (Nicolas Duvauchelle), who is secretly in love with his married and pregnant partner Chrys (Karole Rocher), and weight-conscious Nadine (Karin Viard), who is struggling with the fallout from her divorce. Personal and professional tensions unite and divide the squad, giving some of the cops pause for thought about the direction of their careers.


Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Cert 15, 89 mins, Artificial Eye, DVD £15.99/Blu-ray £19.99, Documentary)

In October 2011, ArtReview magazine named Ai Weiwei as the most powerful and influential artist on the planet. The Chinese dissent has garnered effusive praise for his installations, sculpture, photography, films and architectural design, but he has won even greater praise - and countless enemies - for his outspoken views of his own government's human rights record. Film-maker Alison Klayman is granted unprecedented access to the artist and over the course of three years, she follows his every move as he prepares for his high-profile sunflower seed installation at the Tate Modern and clashes with Chinese authorities over the Sichuan earthquake and its aftermath. This exclusive footage reveals a man on a mission, who is unafraid to speak out against the upper echelons of power, regardless of the consequences to his personal safety.


Two And A Half Men - The Complete Ninth Season (Cert 15, 480 mins, Warner Home Video, DVD £24.99/Complete Seasons 1-9 DVD Box Set £89.99, Comedy/Romance)

Following the death of Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen), brother Alan (Jon Cryer) prepares to sell the beach house to pay off numerous debts until he forges an unlikely friendship with suicidal billionaire Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher), who offers to buy the property. Living under the same roof gives both men a chance to get to know each other. While Walden woos back his wife Bridget (Judy Greer), Alan becomes concerned by how much Lyndsey (Courtney Thorne-Smith) drinks, and teenager Jake (Angus T Jones) prepares to graduate from high school. A 29-disc box set comprising all nine series is also available.


Eastbound & Down - The Complete Third Season (Cert 15, 220 mins, Warner Home Video/HBO, DVD £19.99/Seasons 1-3 DVD Box Set £34.99/Blu-ray £24.99/Seasons 1-3 Blu-ray Box Set £44.99, Comedy)

Former Major League baseball player Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) faces an unexpected future in another eight episodes of the sitcom produced by Will Ferrell. The season with the Myrtle Beach Mermen starts well and Kenny celebrates with April (Katy Mixon) but gets more than he bargained for. Pro scout Roy McDaniel (Matthew McConaughey) asks Kenny to mentor promising Russian pitcher Ivan Dochenko (Ike Barinholtz). While Kenny comes to terms with fatherhood, Stevie (Steve Little) grieves a lost chance. A six-disc box set comprising all three series is also available.


Beauty (Cert 18, 100 mins, Peccadillo Pictures, DVD £15.99, Drama/Romance)

A closeted married man allows self-loathing to drive him to extremes in this provocative drama from writer-director Oliver Hermanus, which dissects the thorny issues of homosexuality and racism in modern-day South Africa. Timber merchant Francois (Dean Lotz) sits at the wedding reception of his daughter Anika (Roeline Daneel). Rather than staring proudly at his offspring, Francois's eyes are fixed on Christian (Charlie Keegan), the extremely handsome son of an old friend, whose good looks are drawing admiring glances from all corners of the room. Clearly frustrated, Francois returns home to Blomfonteim with his wife Elena (Michelle Scott), where he puts up the facade of happily married life while indulging his sexual urges with other men at a remote farmhouse. Gradually, a lustful attraction to Christian festers into dangerous obsession, and Francois directs all of his rage at the young man with terrifying repercussions.


Mongrels - Series 2 (Cert 15, 224 mins, BBC DVD, DVD £19.99/Series 1 & 2 DVD Box Set £29.99, Comedy)

Five animals continue to unravel the mysteries of life in eight episodes of the adult-oriented BBC Three puppet comedy. This series, the critters - sexy Afghan hound Destiny (Lucy Montgomery), cynical, people-hating pigeon Kali (Katy Brand), dim-witted street cat Marion (Daniel Tetsell), lactose-intolerant fox Nelson (Rufus Jones) and psychopathic fellow vulpine Vince (Paul Kaye) - encounter a host of special guest stars including Zoe Ball, Danny Dyer, Vanessa Feltz, Ainsley Harriott, Scott Mills, Richard O'Brien, Russell Tovey and Anthea Turner. A four-disc box set comprising both series is also available.


The Fairy (La Fee) (Cert PG, 90 mins, Verve Pictures, DVD £15.99, Comedy/Romance)

Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy direct and star in this slapstick comedy which delighted audiences at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Hotel clerk Dom (Abel) is looking forward to a quiet night in front of the television without any disturbances. An English tourist (Philippe Martz) arrives and takes Dom away from his relaxation, closely followed by a young woman (Gordon) who claims that she is a fairy and has the power to grant Dom three wishes. The hotel clerk accepts the offer and begins a magical odyssey to win the fairy's love, crossing paths with two African immigrants (Wilson Goma, Vladimir Zorano) along the way.


Strawberry Fields (Cert 15, 83 mins, Soda Pictures, DVD £15.99, Drama/Romance)

Shot on location in the sun-baked Kent countryside, Strawberry Fields is a rites-of-passage drama about a young woman who finally escapes from the grip of her dysfunctional sister and experiences freedom and lust for the first time. Gillian (Anna Madeley) finds employment on a fruit farm under the fake name of Tammy, where she enjoys a simmering flirtation with fellow worker Kevin (Emun Elliott). Soon after, a peculiar young woman called Emily (Christine Bottomley) arrives on the farm and exposes Gillian's deception, then attempts to impose control over her sibling by chasing after Kevin as well. The mind games and power plays threaten to poison Gillian's new-found happiness and she must make stark choices about severing familial ties forever.


DVD and Blu-ray retail top 10

1 (1) Avengers Assemble

2 (-) The Raid

3 (-) The Dictator

4 (-) The Cabin In The Woods

5 (4) The Hunger Games

6 (2) American Pie: Reunion

7 (5) The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists

8 (-) Bond 50

9 (-) The Angels' Share

10 (-) Fringe - Season 4

Chart supplied by hmv.com


DVD rental top 10

1 (4) 21 Jump Street

2 (2) Safe

3 (3) American Pie: Reunion

4 (1) Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

5 (6) Lockout

6 (5) Battleship

7 (7) Contraband

8 (-) The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

9 (9) The Raid

10 (-) The Dictator

Chart supplied by www.blockbuster.co.uk

 

:: Note to editors: This is a re-send of DVD DVD Reviews amending HMV chart

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