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Latest USA DVD and Blu-Ray releases week commencing - 9th December 2008

Also see - release schedules 2nd Dec, 16th, 19th, 21st, 27th and 30th Dec

The schedules will be updated as more releases and release dates become confirmed - keep checking back.

The top 3 DVD releases 9th December 2008 will be announced soon

1.The Quare Fellow

Patrick McGoohan stars in this uncompromising 1962 film based on the story by legendary Irish writer Brendan Behan, about a prison where a man is shortly due to be hanged. Also included is a superb extra of 'Bendan Beehan's Dublin' a superb document of the great city through the eyes of Beehan and it's other famous residents.

2. Man on Wire

A documentary charting the day of August 7th 1974, when young Frenchman named Philippe Petit illegally rigged a wire between the New York's twin towers and started to cross the wire in a tight rope walk / dance that would last over an hour. An absolutely fascinating and gripping documentary.

3. Europa

AKA Zentropa. A little piece of genius from Lars Von Trier. A Criterion release for his 1991 tale of a runaway train journey of confusion. Packed with extras like commentaries documentaries and interviews (just like you'd expect from Criterion).

The best of the rest of other DVD releases 9th December 2008

Flow

aka- Flow:For Love of Water. A fascinating documentary that ruminates on the nature of the availability and commercial exploitation of the most basic human requirement.

Horton Hears a Who!

We are huge fans of Dr Seuss, and this is a great feature length animation of the classic story. The vocal talent (Jim Carrey, Steve Carrell and Carol Burnett) works fantastically well here and keeps faithfully with the spirit of the book.

The Dark Knight

Was any film ever going to be worth the absolutely ridiculous amount of hype that heralded this release - no. This is a pretty damn good film. Excellent special effects and a great cast, but falling short on the story, maybe we are tiring of Batman?

A Hole In A Fence

Open Window

 

Change My Life

 

Also released this week on DVD: Just My Luck, Ahlaam, Takva: A Man's Fear of God and Bad Boys . For full details of these releases go to our December 2008 new DVD releases store.

The top 3 Blu-ray releases for 9th December 2008

1. From Dusk Til Dawn

Robert Rodriguez's collaboration with Tarantino was always going to be wild. One of the finest alt-vampire films ever. Looks fantastic, sounds powerful and plenty of gory horror laughs.

 

2. Jet Li's Fearless

Inspired by the story of a real-life hero in a story of a martial arts champion. One of the most stunning looking martial arts movies ever made.

3. The Dark Knight

Was any film ever going to be worth the absolutely ridiculous amount of hype that heralded this release - no. This is a pretty damn good film. Excellent special effects and a great cast, but falling short on the story, maybe we are tiring of Batman?

The best of the rest Blu-Ray releases for 9th December 2008

Horton Hears a Who!

We are huge fans of Dr Seuss, and this is a great feature length animation of the classic story. The vocal talent (Jim Carrey, Steve Carrell and Carol Burnett) works fantastically well here and keeps faithfully with the spirit of the book.

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Ben Stiller rarely makes a mistake in his choice of films. This comedy again skillfully treads between broad appeal and great gags. .

I Am Legend Ultimate Collector's Edition

An excellent package of a decent attempt to make a film of the I Am Legend story.

For full details of these and other Blu-ray releases this month go to our December 2008 new Blu-ray releases store.
The top 3 TV releases (all formats) 9th December 2008 will be announced soon

1.Lost: The Complete Fourth Season [Blu-ray]

We've been waiting for this for so long - Lost season 4 on Blu-ray. This is our favourite season by some way. It's also available on DVD too.

2. Deadwood: The Complete Series

One of our favourites of all time. The complete 3 season series containing 19 discs with over 36 hours of Deadwood.

3. The Wire: The Complete Series

All 60 hour long episodes from one of the most (rightly) acclaimed US TV series of recent years. Available in a box set of on 23 discs.

 

The best of the rest TV releases (all formats) 9th December 2008

Swingtown - The First Season

An entertaining if rather patchy drama set in the 1970's. Tales of a more innocent times of key swappings.

Rawhide - Seasons 1 - 3

Every episode in seasons 1 - 3 collected. Perhaps the 2nd best western themed series of all time . Clint Eastwood was so charismatic even then, and he patently learned so much during this series that he applied beautifully to his amazing cinematic roles.

Happy Days - Seasons 1-4

Relive those golden days that never were. In retrospect there was absolutely nothing cool about The Fonz (or any of the other characters for that matter - except Ralph Malph). Did spin-off both Laverne & Shirley, Mork and Mindy and also gave Suzi Quatro her break into pop - cool.

Other TV releases (all formats) this week:Rawhide - Season Three, Vol. 2 and Happy Days - Season 4. For full details of these releases go to our December 2008 new TV releases store.