Feb 142012


Blu-ray and DVD Releases UK WC: 13/02/2012

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy) 

Yep Michael Bay brings us yet more explosion porn, featuring a cast of personality less digital Autobots & Decepticons, and even bigger personality void Shia LaBeouf.

Johnny English Reborn – Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)

Did anybody else here anybody as for a sequel to 2003 film Johnny English, nope, thought not.

To Kill a Mockingbird [Limited Edition Digibook] [Blu-ray] [1962]

Ok now we are talking. This is pretty nice looking Blu special edition of Robert Mulligan’s 1962 classic, based on the Harper Lee novel. This edition features –

  • Limited Edition Blu-ray packaging with 44 page book with Gregory Peck’s script pages, personal letters, storyboards and much more!
  • Fearful Symmetry – A feature-length documentary on the making of To Kill A Mockingbird with cast and crew interviews
  • A Conversation With Gregory Peck – A feature-length documentary on one of the most beloved actors in film history with interviews, clips, home movies and more.
  • 100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics – An in-depth look at the film restoration process
  • Academy Award Best Actor Acceptance speech – Gregory Peck’s speech after winning the Academy Award for his performance as Atticus Finch.
  • American Film Institute Life Achievement Award – Gregory Peck receiving the AFI Life Achievement Award
  • Excerpt from “Tribute to Gregory Peck” – Cecilia Peck’s farewell to her father given at the Academy in celbration of his life.
  • Scout Remembers – Actress Mary Badham shares her experiences working with Gregory Peck
  • Feature commentary – with Director Robert Mulligan and Alan Pakula
  • Original theatrical trailer

Other releases:-

All Quiet on the Western Front [Limited Edition Digibook] [1930] [Blu-ray] 

Kung Fu Panda 2 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD) [2012]

Abduction [Blu-ray]

Hurt Locker – Steelbook Edition [Blu-ray] 

Blu-ray and DVD Releases US WC: 13/02/2012

The Rum Diary [Blu-ray] 

Not as hedonistic as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The Rum Diary has more of a narrative flow to it. Johnny Depp’s best (live action) film for years and fantastic supporting turns from the impossibly beautiful Amber Heard and the always under appreciated Giovanni Ribisi. Maybe more one for hardcore Hunter S. Thompson fans, but hell that’s exactly what I am.

Take Shelter [Blu-ray]

Not caught this yet which I hear is a big mistake, do I wait for a UK Blu-ray release on 19/03/2012, probably. But that’s a long time to wait for the always excellent Michael Shannon.

Other releases :-

Human Centipede II: Full Sequence [Blu-ray]

Three Outlaw Samurai (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

All Quiet on the Western Front Collector’s Series [Blu-ray Book + DVD + Digital Copy]

Elite Squad [Blu-ray] 

So there is what’s available both sides of the pond WC: 13/02/2012.

Anyway peace out suckers!