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District 9 – Trailer
From producer Peter Jackson comes the critically-acclaimed sci-fi thriller District 9, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD on December 28, 2009 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Director Neill Blomkamp enlists a cast of relative newcomers, including Sharlto Copley and Jason Cope, and a host of groundbreaking special effects for the enthralling allegorical story of aliens stranded in South Africa. With stunning special effects and gritty realism, the film plunges us into a world where the aliens have landed… only to be exiled to a slum on the fringes of Johannesburg. Now, one lone human discovers the mysterious secret of the extraterrestrial weapon technology. Hunted and hounded through the bizarre back alleys of an alien shantytown, he will discover what it means to be the ultimate outsider on your own planet.
500 Days of Summer – Trailer
Smart, sexy and funny – the cool and original (500) Days Of Summer comes to Blu-ray & DVD on January 18, 2010 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Staring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, this offbeat story reveals the highs and lows of an unravelling relationship. The realities of love are laid bare with ‘a fresh and imaginative sense of visual style, unlike just about every romantic comedy I’ve seen in the last twenty years’ (Nick Hornby). Thorny yet exhilarating, funny yet sad, this account of love and relationships is full of unexpected twists and turns. As is the case with many real-life relationships, it highlights that something of value can be salvaged, even when heartbreak and unrequited love may threaten to tear them apart.
The Taking of Pelham 123 – Trailer
In The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Denzel Washington stars as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. John Travolta stars as Ryder, the criminal mastermind who, as leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train’s passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour. As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages. But there’s one riddle Garber can’t solve: even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape? The film is released on DVD & Blu-ray from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on January 11, 2010.
Pandorum – Trailer
Two astronauts (Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster) awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It’s pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can’t remember anything like who they are and what their mission is, but one thing they do realise very quickly is that that they are not alone. Slowly the spacecraft’s shocking, deadly secrets are revealed and the astronauts find that they must fight to stay alive and that their survival is more important than they could ever have imagined. Pandorum is released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 15, 2010.
The Tudors: Season 3 – Trailer
Plotting and passion abound in this lavish account of one of the most turbulent reigns in English history. Returning for a third sexy and sensational series, The Tudors – The Complete Third Season is released to buy on Blu-ray and DVD from December 7, 2009, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This spectacular, Emmy® Award-winning drama from Michael Hirst, creator of the Academy Award winning Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, which recently aired on primetime BBC2 and is set to be released on DVD just in time for Christmas. Season 3 sees Jonathan Rhys Meyers returning to the role of Henry, alongside Henry Cavill, Annabelle Wallis and multi-award winning singer Joss Stone in her debut TV acting role as Anne of Cleves. The three disc box set contains all eight episodes from the third season and is available on DVD for £29.99 RRP and on Blu-ray for £39.99 RRP. Bonus materials includes featurettes On Set with The Tudors and Soul Queen Meets Tudor King: Joss Stone as Anne of Cleaves. Also included is an Exclusive Tour of Hampton Court.
Orphan – Trailer
The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John (Peter Sarsgaard), taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate’s fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman)… but Esther is not what she appears to be. Orphan is available to own on DVD from November 30, 2009.
Mamma Mia! The Movie – Trailer
If you were on another planet, or living as a hermit on a remote island then that is the only reason you will have not heard of or seen the biggest film sensation of 2008 – Mamma Mia! – The Movie – and now it’s BACK in 2009 for a two disc special edition packed with loads of fabulous new extras! This musical, feel good love story sees Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried) about to marry the man of her dreams, Sky (Dominic Cooper) on the idyllic Greek island on which she lives with her mother Donna (Meryl Streep) … but there is one thing missing. Sophie has never known her father and she is determined to have him there to give her away. Finding to her amazement that there are three potential fathers in the mix, Sophie does what any sensible Super Trouper would do – invite them all to her wedding! New bonus features include Mamma Mia – Stage to Screen, the 30 Rock episode Mamma Mia, The Best Summer of My Life, Mamma Mia! – Meeting the stars – Premier Spectacular and a photo gallery. The two disc special edition is available to own on DVD from November 23, 2009.
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Moon – Trailer
It is the near future. Astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is living on the far side of the moon, completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth’s primary source of energy, Helium-3. It’s a lonely job, made harder by a broken satellite that allows no live communications home. Taped messages are all Sam can send and receive. Thankfully, his time on the moon is nearly over, and Sam will be reunited with his wife, Tess, and their three-year-old daughter, Eve, in only a few short weeks. But then suddenly, Sam’s health starts to deteriorate and eventually Sam realises Lunar Industries may not have his best interests at heart, especially when he meets his replacement… Duncan Jones’ Moon is released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 16.
Inside – Trailer
Get ready for the release of the most gruesome, terrifying and disturbing horror films of the year as Momentum Pictures gives birth to the gore-fest Inside on DVD on October 12, 2009. Four months after pregnant Sarah (Alysson Paradis) loses her husband in a horrific car crash she is tormented in her home by a mysterious mad-woman (Beatrice Dalle) who wants her child.
True Blood: Season 1 – Trailer
True Blood is an American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball (of Six Feet Under/American Beauty fame). It’s based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris. And it’s out on DVD and Blu-ray on October 26. Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer head the cast..
Dollhouse: Season 1 – Trailer
Joss Whedon, creator of groundbreaking cult favourites Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly, reunites with fellow Buffy alumna Eliza Dushku for a thrilling new sci-fi drama, Dollhouse. Season 1 is available to own on a 4-disc DVD box-set from September 7, 2009 courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
The Boat That Rocked – Trailer
The Boat That Rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60’s, and pop music. It’s about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government that, incomprehensibly, prefers jazz. In 1966 – British pop music’s finest era – the BBC played just 2 hours of rock and roll every week. But pirate radio played rock and pop from the high seas 24 hours a day. And 25 million people – over half the population of Britain – listened to the pirates every single day. The film is written and directed by Richard Curtis and stars (among others) Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy and Nick Frost. It’s released on DVD on September 7.
State of Play – DVD Trailer
Oscar® winner Russell Crowe leads an all-star cast in a blistering thriller about a rising congressman and an investigative journalist embroiled in an case of seemingly unrelated, brutal murders. Crowe plays D.C. reporter Cal McCaffrey, whose street smarts lead him to untangle a mystery of murder and collusion among some of the nation’s most promising political and corporate figures in State of Play, from acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland). The film is released on DVD & Blu-ray on September 21, 2009.
Crank 2: High Voltage – Trailer
In this high-octane sequel, hitman Chev Chelios’ (Jason Statham) launches himself on an electrifying chase through Los Angeles in pursuit of the Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart. Crank: High Voltage is written and directed by Neveldine/Taylor, the duo behind the 2006 hit film Crank, and the upcoming Game starring Gerard Butler. Reprising their roles from the 2006 original are Amy Smart as Eve, Dwight Yoakam as Doc Miles, and Efren Ramirez as Venus. Rounding out the cast are Clifton Collins Jr. and Bai Ling. Crank 2: High Voltage is released on DVD & Blu-ray on September 14.
The September Issue – Trailer
Have you ever wanted to sit on the front row of a catwalk fashion show? The September Issue puts you in the shoes of the most influential woman in fashion and the woman who inspired the Devil Wears Prada, Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue magazine. Taking us behind her trademark bob and huge sunglasses The September Issue is an amusing, touching and often surprising look at the inner workings and untouchable glamour of the fashion industry. Following in their footsteps as they prepare the biggest ever issue of the magazine at fashion shoots in Paris, London and Milan. The September Issue is released in cinemas on September 11 and on DVD on September 21.
Encounters At The End of the World – DVD Trailer
Academy Award nominated director and world-renowned filmmaker, Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Rescue Dawn) presents this year’s breakout box office documentary Encounters At The End of The World on a 2-disc special edition DVD and Blu-Ray from August 31, 2009. Also released on August 31, 2009 will be Werner Herzog’s Encounters At The End of The World 5-disc boxset.
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The Damned United – DVD Trailer
The legendary, outspoken football manager Brian Clough comes to the screen in The Damned United, available on DVD and Blu-ray from August 31, 2009, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Adapted for the screen by Peter Morgan (The Queen, The Last King of Scotland, Frost/Nixon) from the best-selling and critically acclaimed novel by David Peace, The Damned United examines what went wrong for the dynamic, outspoken young Clough when he took over at Leeds United, the reigning champions in 1974.
Entourage: Season 5 – DVD Trailer
Packed with the glitz and glamour of Tinstletown, the DVD release of Entourage: The Complete Fifth Season marks your VIP pass to the world of Vince Chase, a hot young actor in modern–day Hollywood and his entourage. Cast regulars Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven and Kevin Dillon are joined by an impressive line up of guest stars, including Jamie-Lyn Sigler, director Gus Van Sant, Leighton Meester, Martin Scorcese, Jason Patric, Seth Green and Gary Cole.
Two Lovers – DVD Trailer
Two Lovers is a classical romantic drama set in the insular world of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. It tells the story of Leonard (Joaquin Phoenix), an attractive but troubled young man who moves back into his childhood home following a suicide attempt. While recovering under the watchful eye of his worried but ultimately uncomprehending parents (Isabella Rossellini and Moni Monoshov), he encounters two women in quick succession… There’s Michelle (Gwyneth Paltrow), a mysterious and beautiful neighbor – exotic and out-of-place in Leonard’s staid Brighton Beach neighborhood. But he soon discovers that she too is deeply troubled. Meanwhile, his parents try to set him up with Sandra (Vinessa Shaw), the lovely and caring daughter of the suburban businessman who’s buying out the family drycleaning business. At first resistant to her appeal (and to his family’s pressure), Leonard gradually discovers hidden depths in Sandra. Two Lovers, directed by James Gray, is released on DVD on August 10.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop – DVD Trailer
Prepare for side-splitting laughter and heart-pumping action when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases Paul Blart: Mall Cop on high definition Blu-ray Disc and DVD on August 10, 2009. The £5.4 million box office hit from Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions is packed with deleted scenes, hilarious outtakes, featurettes on the making of the movie and a commentary. The Paul Blart: Mall Cop Blu-ray and DVD offer fans several bonus features on Kevin James’ career and his thoughts on being a mall cop, the film’s extreme sports actors and stunts, and behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film! BD-Live users will also be able to participate in a peer-to-peer chat function called CineChat, which is exclusive to the Blu-ray disc.
Diagnosis Death – Trailer
The Emmy Award winning team behind the hilarious Flight of the Conchords make the transition from comedy to feature film in the upcoming spoof horror, Diagnosis Death, which will be released on DVD on August 3, 2009. Brought to you by Academy Award winners Christian Rivers and Mike Hedges as well as the hilarious trio from Flight Of The Conchords (Brett McKenzie, Rhys Darby and Jemaine Clement), this slick comedy horror makes a riotous and gruesome nod at Peter Jackson’s (Lord Of The Rings) early films. Diagnosis Death is the irreverent tale of two people undergoing a radical treatment for cancer. Locked in a medical facility over a weekend as guinea pigs for a drug trial, they discover that the clinic may pose more harm than good. The drugs cause hallucinations. Or is the clinic really haunted? Struggling with their senses, they must team up to unravel a spooky mystery.
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Quantum of Solace – DVD Trailer
Picking up 20 minutes after the events of the far superior Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace finds James Bond jetting off on a global mission that’s part fuelled by his desire to gain revenge for the murder of Vesper Lynd, the woman he loved. The problem is, the men responsible form part of a shadowy organisation with links everywhere. And their latest figure-head – Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric) – is intent on toppling the Bolivian government, installing a dodgy dictator and exploiting the country’s water supply for his own commercial gain.
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Twilight – DVD Trailer
Twilight is an action-packed, modern day love story between a teenage girl and a “good” vampire who must protect her from the “bad” vampires while resisting his natural instincts. Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother remarries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesn’t expect much of anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a boy unlike any she’s ever met. Intelligent and witty, he sees straight into her soul. Soon, Bella and Edward are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance. But what will Edward & Bella do when James (Cam Gigandet), Laurent (Edi Gathegi) and Victoria (Rachelle Lefevre), the Cullens’ mortal vampire enemies, come to town, looking for her? Twilight is released on DVD and blu-ray on April 6.
Generation Kill – Trailer
For everyone experiencing The Wire withdrawal symptoms comes the incredible new series that creators David Simon and Ed Burns made next. HBO Home Entertainment presents Generation Kill, a seven-part mini-series from HBO Films, released to own on DVD on March 9, 2009. This is a first-hand narrative account of the young Marines of the First Reconnaissance Battalion – the beginning of the American military’s march into Iraq.
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Transsiberian – Trailer
Icon Home Entertainment presents a transcontinental dream that quickly turns into a living nightmare for an American couple travelling on one of the world’s most legendary railway journeys. Transsiberian, directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist) is released on DVD on March 2, 2009. Starring Woody Harrelson (No Country for Old Men) and Emily Mortimer (Lars and the Real Girl), Transsiberian is the story of Roy and Jessie – a couple whose relationship is on the rocks but are trying to rejuvenate the bonds between them by going on an adventure. On their travels they meet the mysterious couple Abby and Carlos played by Kate Mara and Eduardo Noriega, but not everyone amongst the travelling companions is who they first seem. As the sexual heat reaches boiling point between the couples a dramatic turn of events throws the whole journey into disarray and exploding secrets reveal hidden truths amongst even the most innocent on this claustrophobic Trans-Siberian train journey. With the shady law enforcer Grinko played by Ben Kingsley and his sidekick Kolzak played by Thomas Kretschmann breathing down the train passengers necks it becomes more difficult to keep secrets under wraps.
Burn After Reading – Exclusive Clip & Trailer
The Coen Brothers’ Burn After Reading is available to own and rent on DVD and Blu-ray from February 9, 2009. Burn After Reading takes us deep into the perils of idiocy by following the paths of five randomly interconnected individuals. This smart film about stupid people has the Coen Brothers trademark of quality as we witness a series of complex stories, cleverly inter-linked and brought to life by an all star cast (including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, John Malkovich) to create a comedic masterpiece.
The Strangers – Trailer
Based on true events, The Strangers will have you on the edge of your seat as a trio of psychotic, motiveless killers terrorise a young couple for one simple reason….because they were home. After a 4am knock at the door and a haunting voice, Kristen McKay (Liv Tyler) and James Hoyt’s (Scott Speedman) remote getaway becomes a psychological night of terror as the masked attackers stalk them throughout the night. Now they must go far beyond what they thought themselves capable of if they hope to survive. The Strangers is released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 26, 2008.
Death Proof – Trailer
Director Quentin Tarantino delivers an adrenaline shot to the heart with Death Proof, a peddle to the metal white knuckle ride behind the wheel of a psycho serial killer’s roving, revving, racing death machine. Set for double disc DVD release on January 14, 2008, with a double sided sleeve offering a choice between sexy Arlene red lightening or Stuntman Mike blue, Death Proof features exhilarating high-speed action, jaw-dropping stunts, and some of the most quotable lines since Pulp Fiction.
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Lie With Me (adults only) – Trailer
Two young people try to avoid the entrapment of middle-class relationships through purely casual sexual encounters but are confronted with the possibility of love when they unexpectedly connect. Written and directed by Clement Virgo, the film stars Eric Balfour from The OC and Six Feet Under, and Lauren Lee Smith from The L Word in ways you have never seen them before! It’s one of the most sexually explicit films you’re ever likely to see and caution is to be advised when taking a glimpse at the raunchy trailer (we’re not kidding, this is for adults only). Lie With Me is released on DVD on January 29.