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Latest UK DVD releases February 2008

Our Top 3 picks of the new UK DVD releases in February 2008 are : -

1. Control

Released 11th February 2008

Anton Corbin's excellent b&w biopic of Joy Division's singer Ian Curtis. Powerful and fragile.

2. Benny's Video

Released 25th February 2008

An early(ish) film by Michael Haneke, which courted controversy at the time of its initial release, but that signposted many of the themes he would pursue in his subsequent successful films.

3. And When Did You Last See Your Father

Released 4th February 2008

Colin Firth and (the extraordinarily talented) Jim Broadbent, deftly portray a son's relationship with his dying father.

Other notable DVD releases we recommend from February 2008 are : -

Atonement

Released 4th February 2008

Superb adaptation of Ian Mckewans classic story. James McAvoy in particular gives an excellent performance. The film is slighlty spoilt by the many "this ones for the Oscars" scenes.

Escape from Luanda

Released 4th February 2008

Fascinating documentary following a year in the lives of 3 music students in Angola, one of the worlds poorest and most dangerous countries.

Hallam Foe

Released 4th February 2008

Jamie Bell comes of age in the dark eroticly charged mysterious tale, directed by Young Adam director David Mackenzie.


I Dont Want to Sleep Alone

Released 11th February 2008

Writer/director Tsai Ming-Liang excellent Malaysian-set surrealist drama from 2006.

Paris je taime (Paris, I love you)

Released 4th February 2008

20 shorts from directors such as The Coens, Gus Van Sant and Wes Craven. Some shorts work better than others, but they hnag together incredibly well.

 

The Complete Coen Collection (1984-2004)

Released 18th February 2008

11 films from Joel and Ethan Coen. Comprises: Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Man Who Wasn't There, Intolerable Cruelty, and The Ladykillers.