Category Archives: DVD and Blu-Ray

Win a copy of The Man Who Invented Christmas on DVD and a copy of the book A Christmas Carol And Other Holiday Treasures

Based on the novel by Les Standiford, The Man Who Invented Christmas tells the story of how Charles Dickens actually revived the holiday of Christmas with his self-published novel, A Christmas Carol. Facing pressure with looming debt, a feckless father, and recent critical failures, Dickens confronts his past by conjuring up fantastic characters including Ebenezer Scrooge for his now Christmas classic tale. ... Continue Reading

Win a copy of Detectorists Series 3 on DVD starring Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones

The award-winning Detectorists returns for a third series as we follow in the footsteps of Andy (Mackenzie Crook) and Lance (Toby Jones), two friends sharing a devotion to metal detecting. With their eyes on a particular plot of land, they dream of the one find which would bring history to life and change their lives in the process.... Continue Reading

Blu-Ray Review: Detroit (USA, 2017) may be Bigelow’s finest work to date

Kathryn Bigelow has already proven a competent and imaginative voice when tackling tough, complex subjects featuring the kind of gutsy brutality that doesn’t need excessive gore or sci-fi elements. She’s much more concerned with real-world situations, exploring human nature as a function of and reaction to extreme pressure; in some ways, it’s similar to the approach Peter Berg has taken with his last three films; although Berg seems to fall short when it comes to character. The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty were both great, thought-provoking films, both of which made enough of an impact to position Bigelow as one of the most anticipated directors of the past decade, for both film buffs and people who usually don’t give much thought to the director of a film.... Continue Reading

Blu-Ray Review: Goodbye Christopher Robbins (UK, 2017) how tragedy formed the most beloved children’s classic

It’s a familiar name, Christopher Robbins, and it might take a moment or two for you to realise who he is and just how pivotal he was to your childhood. Once heralded as the luckiest boy in the world, Christopher Robbins was not just Winnie-The-Pooh’s best friend in the books, he was a real boy who reminded a defeated Europe of the other side of tragedy.... Continue Reading

Win a copy of Power Season 4 on DVD

The fourth season of Power, from Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and show creator Courtney Kemp, follows Ghost’s arrest by his ex-girlfriend, AUSA Angela Valdes, for the murder of FBI Agent Greg Knox – a crime he did not commit. Ghost can’t outrun his past choices and mounting enemies, which threaten his freedom and his family’s safety at every turn.... Continue Reading

Win a copy of Justice starring Twilight’s Jackson Rathbone on DVD

It is 1868 and the civil war has been over for three years. An old, abandoned mine is now being transformed into a military stronghold by a corrupt mayor and a band of blood thirsty outlaws hell-bent on reigniting of the war. When U.S. Marshal James McCord comes to town, only to find out that his brother has been murdered, his search for the killer leads to an inevitable clash that becomes a life or death struggle for a much greater cause.... Continue Reading

Win a swoonworthy valentines day Blu-ray DVD collection thanks to Universal Sony

Do you prefer red roses or black crosses? Chocolate kisses or ice-cream pints? Would you rather spend the night with hopeless romantic Bridget Jones or seductive housewife Mrs Robinson? This Valentine’s Day, whether you are celebrating being in love or quite the opposite, Universal Sony selection of classic Valentine’s Day or anti-Valentine’s Day films will get you through the holiday – laughing, crying or screaming from the comfort of your own home.... Continue Reading