Director Srdan Golubovic's 2000 film set in post conflict Belgrade. A film that surrounds a young family whose son is i'll and needs life saving treatment abroad. The father is offered the money to get his son treated, but the money comes at a high price.
2. My Father My Lord
Writer and Director David Volach's powerful exploration of everyday life
in the ultra-orthodox Israeli community that he himself was brought up in.
3. Rape of Europa Collector's Edition
Joan Allen's superb documentary about the Nazi's pillaging of European art during World War 2, and how these pieces are now starting to be returned to the families of the rightful owners.
The best of the rest of other DVD releases 2nd December 2008
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (3 disc edition)
Somewhat overshadowed by The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, this excellent adaptation continues the story of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (more successfully than it's predecessor).
A rather good adaptation of the comic book. A superb cast includes Angelina Jolie (not surprisingly), James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman and the wonderful Terence Stamp.
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Superb 2 disc edition of one of the most loved cult movies of all time. This release is packed with a whole host of excellent extra features.
This is the ultimate edition of this superb movie. The picture and sound detail are stunning on Blu-ray format. There are also a huge amount of fantastic extras in the release that is truly worthy of this fantastic movie. All this plus an excellent 38 page booklet.
2. Austin Powers Collection: Shagadelic Edition Loaded With Extra Mojo
This is groovy (baby). Whilst being light on original extras, we are very partial to the work of Mike Myers, and these 3 films contained within are truly very funny and also stand up to repeated viewing. Yeah baby.
3. Iraq in Fragments
Director James Longley's much acclaimed documentary (nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar at the 2007 Academy Awards), about the real Iraq and its people in the wake of the American occupation.
The best of the rest Blu-Ray / HD DVD releases 2nd December 2008
Casablanca (Ultimate Collector's Edition)
One of the few films that could be thought to be near perfect. This edition includes a bonus disc of the featurette "Jack Warner: The Last Mogul", a 48-Page Photo Book, 10 One-Sheet Reproduction Cards, Archival Correspondence, and Exclusive Passport Holder and Luggage Tag.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Three-Disc)
Somewhat overshadowed by The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, this excellent adaptation continues the story of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (more successfully than it's predecessor). beautifully shot it looks and sound absolutely stunning on the Blu-ray format.
The X-Files Movie 2-Pack (I Want to Believe / Fight the Future)
Back with a vengeance. You know what you are getting with Mulder & Scully and co and here it is in glorious Blu-ray. Will they leave the franchise alone now? The truth is out there.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (Special Edition)
Children of Men
Also released this week on Blu-ray: Days Of Being Wild, The Contract, Step Brothers, Home Alone, Day of the Dead and Immortal. For full details of these releases go to our December 2008 new Blu-ray releases store.
The top 3 TV releases (all formats) 2nd December 2008
1.I Claudius & Epic That Never Was
Landmark 1970's BBC TV series starring Derek Jacobi, Sian Phillips and John Hurt, following the murderous intrigue witnessed by the future emperor Claudius. Also includes an excellent documentary detailing the abandoned 1937 film version. From the remaining footage it looks an absolute masterpiece.
2. Saturday Night Live - The Complete Fourth Season
(From 1978/1979). Probably the best season of SNL, that would be the last starring Ackroyd and Belushi. This season includes the superb episode hosted by Carrie Fisher and the fantastic pythonesque episode hosted by Eric Idle.
3. Frost / Nixon - The Original Watergate Interviews
Released to coincide with the recent stage play / TV film adaptation comes the original interviews. What really comes through is you cant trust politicians - ever.
The best of the rest TV releases (all formats) 2nd December 2008
Perry Mason - The Third Season - Vol. 2
Law & Order: Sixth Year
The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Other TV releases (all formats) this week: Cannon - Season One, Vol. 2 and Metalocalypse - Season 2. For full details of these releases go to our December 2008 new TV releases store.