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American Sniper

American Sniper hits the mark on Blu-ray

America Sniper has been described as Clint Eastwood’s welcome directorial ‘comeback’, reminding us that the theatre of war – a stark testing ground for manhood – may be the ideal stage for Clinton’s deft directorial talents. On the 1st June this tense and absorbing biopic of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, starring Bradley Cooper as […]

Interstellar

Interstellar soars to the top of the Blu-ray chart

It’s only been available for a few weeks, but Interstellar, the epic science fiction adventure from director Christopher Nolan, has become the UK’s biggest selling Blu-ray of the year so far. We looked at the disc in more detail here, but suffice to say that Nolan’s usual combination of visual splendour, bombastic sound and ambitious […]

Birdman

Blu-ray Monday: Birdman

For this week’s Blu-ray Monday we’re giving away a brand new Blu-ray copy of Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), starring Michael Keaton as washed-up former action hero, Riggan Thomson. Birdman is an artful black comedy which tells the story of Thomson’s desperate attempt to restart his career on Broadway in an ill-conceived adaptation […]

Exodus

Blu-ray Monday: Exodus: Gods and Kings

For this week’s Blu-ray Monday we’re giving away a brand new Blu-ray copy of Exodus: Gods and  Kings, starring Christian Bale. From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus),  Exodus: Gods and Kings is an epic adventure about one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual […]

pulp

Blu-rays for the Weekend: Cannes Film Festival

We love film festivals; I suppose because we love films and these awards celebrate artistic creations, regardless of the budget. The Cannes Film Festival organisers have just released their official selection for the 68th Festival de Cannes, which will see legendary directors Joel and Ethan Cohen presiding over the jury. We thought this was a […]

Science Fiction

Lost in Space marks 50th anniversary with Blu-ray release

Science fiction devotees will be ecstatic to hear that the Lost in Space original TV series, which marks its 50th anniversary this year, will be enjoying resurgence at the end of the summer thanks to an out of this world transfer to Blu-ray in September. All generations can now follow the heart-racing, cliff-hanging adventures of […]

Kingsman

Kingsman: The Secret Service will be striding onto Blu-ray

Kingsman: The Secret Service will be available on Blu-ray soon but for the super keen you can pre-order Matthew Vaughn’s hit spy action-thriller. The blockbuster hit stars Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, and Michael Caine. Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (“Kick-Ass,” “X-Men: First Class”), Kingsman: […]

Hobbit

Blu-ray Monday: The Hobbit

For this week’s Blu-ray Monday we’re giving away a copy of The Hobbit; The Battle of the Five Armies; the epic conclusion to The Hobbit Trilogy. Director Peter Jackson will be upping the ante on the film’s sensory impact with the Blu-ray transfer, available from 20th April. The Battle of the Five Armies is the […]

queen

Blu-rays for the Weekend: By Royal Appointment

Today marks Prince Charles and Camilla’s 10th wedding anniversary. Their love affair was once a source of controversy, but as the years have passed the royal couple have become a symbol of unity and the wider family have again taken up residence in the UK public’s affections – largely thanks to the matrimony of the […]

walking dead

The Walking Dead: Season 5 lurches towards Blu-ray

Zombie drama The Walking Dead continues to go from strength to strength – the recent TV premiere of the fifth season’s finale episode again broke viewing records, while newly announced spin-off series Fear The Walking Dead, which will explore the first days of the zombie virus, is heading closer to our screens. And if all […]

Shaun

Shaun the Sheep skips onto Blu-ray

The countdown has begun: Shaun the Sheep will be available on Blu-ray from 1st June. The animated film is based on the stop-motion television series; a spin-off of the Wallace and Gromit franchise. Shaun is a clever, mischievous sheep who lives with his flock on Mossy Bottom Farm, under the nominal supervision of The Farmer. […]

Breaking Bad

Five more of the best Blu-ray Easter Eggs

Last week we looked at five secret Easter Eggs hiding in some of your favourite Blu-rays – since we’re on the verge of the Easter weekend, here are five more for you to try! As before, discs do vary from region to region, so there’s a chance these won’t apply to everyone.   Blu-ray: Breaking […]