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Recommended New release DVDs




 
 

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Latest UK DVD releases April 2007

Our Top 5 picks of the new UK DVD releases this month are : -

1. This Film Is Not Yet Rated.

Kirby Dicks excellent investigation into cinema censorship and film rating.

2. Mischief Night.

The story of two families one "English" the other of "Asian" descent who live in the same town and come together for Mischief night.

3. Miss Potter.

A surprisingly good film about the real life and loves of Beatrix Potter.

4. Ghosts.

Nick Broomfields movie drama of the tragic deaths of Chinese immigrant workers in Morecombe Bay in 2004.

5. Jean-Luc Godard Collection:

Vol.1.Seven of his finest films made in the 7 years from 1960 to 1967.


Other notable DVDs released this month that we recommend : -
Week Commencing 2nd April 2007

Breaking and Entering

Anthony Minghellas excellent 2006 movie looking at society, relationships and misconceptions.

Stranger Than Fiction

An interesting film on the theme of isolation. Reminiscent of Adaptation.

 

The Blue Gardenia

A welcome release for Fritz Lang's classic noir.

 

U.S vs John Lennon

A documentary exploring Lennon's anti-war activities and the response prompted by the US government.

The Man Who Fell To Earth

Nic Roeg's superbly intriguing and challenging film which stars David Bowie as an alien (a role he seems over qualified for).


Week Commencing 9th April 2007

Reds

A special edition DVD of Warren Beaty's last great movie.

Old Joy

An atmospheric and pastoral piece starring the fabulous Will Oldham.

 

Sacred Heart

A superb Italian movie concerning a woman who has to look at her life following the suicides of her two friends.

A Woman In Winter

Richard Jobsons story about love and the mysteries of the wide universe.

Life On Mars (Series 2)

The best TV series in the past 10 years. No question.

Week Commencing 16th April 2007

Eragon.

Fabulous actors and special FX combine in this surprisingly good fantasy adventure.

Starter for Ten

A slice of mid 1980's University life with Mark Gatiss as the fabulous Bamber Gasgoine.

Big Nothing

A something and nothing film in truth but it does star Simon Pegg.

Moscow Elegy

A homage to Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky.

 

Harold Lloyd Short Films

Somewhat forgotten genius of the silent era.


Week Commencing 23rd April 2007

Seance

Candy

Innovative tale focusing on obsession and addiction.

Pier Paolo Pasolini Vol.2

Three more films from this genius and unique director.

Its Winter

An eye opening thought provoking film about the harsh realities of life in Tehran.

Gabrielle


Week Commencing 30th April 2007

A Prairie Home Companion

The final film of film genius Robert Altman. Not his best film by a way, but a still very good film.

Adam And Paul

A superb debut by Leonard Abrahamson. Two Heroin addicts face up to Dublin and what their life is.

Joy Division

A tense and thrilling tale of the cold war, from the two differing perspectives.

The White Sheik

The genius director Frederico Fellini's comedy debut. Superb.

Jean Cocteau Collection

Includes Blood of a Poet and The Testament Of Orpheus plus the Cocteau Cineaste documentary.