DVD reviews

DVD reviews, plus Blu-ray and digital download reviews, looking at some of the best new movie releases, including trailers, DVD and Blu-ray special features and release date information.

Maleficent DVD review

Maleficent DVD review

Despite the fact that the release of Maleficent came with it a whole lot of hype and high expectations, the film itself sort of falls short on delivering the promise of a genuinely inspired fantasy action film. It’s not that the film is terrible as such, it’s just that it isn’t the special movie that(…)

21 Jump Street DVD review

21 Jump Street DVD review

For some reason, we managed to miss watching 21 Jump Street when it was released both at the cinema and DVD back in 2012, but having finally gotten around to catching up – thanks largely to the release of 22 Jump Street earlier in 2014 – we can say it’s well worth watching. While it’s(…)

In Time DVD review

In Time DVD review

Justin Timberlake (Bad Teacher) hasn’t really had a sci-fi flick to boast about in the past, but in Andrew Niccol’s dystopian thriller In Time, he’s been given a unique opportunity to test out his acting skills in an imagined future in which time literally is money. Starring alongside Cillian Murphy (Tron: Legacy) and Amanda Seyfried(…)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 DVD review

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 DVD review

With the relative success of the first movie in the Marc Webb directed reboot of the franchise, there was a whole lot of hope and anticipation wrapped into the run up to the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. However, the bad news is that the film fails to deliver on so many levels that(…)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier DVD review

Captain America: The Winter Soldier DVD review

We’ve often considered the work of Marvel to be one of but a small number of mainstream fiction to effectively demonstrate the concept of true morality. By this we mean goodness without the goal of a pass into the afterlife or entry into a girl’s affections/pants, so when we do find it we can’t help(…)

The Lego Movie DVD review

The Lego Movie DVD review

If we’re just brutally honest, The Lego Movie doesn’t work anywhere near as well on DVD as it did on the big screen. Unless you’ve got a giant flat screen with the latest 3D TV capabilities built into it, the down-scaled replay struggles to live up to the impressive visual style of the movie. Without(…)

The Grand Budapest Hotel DVD review

The Grand Budapest Hotel DVD review

If you haven’t seen The Grand Budapest Hotel yet and you’re looking for a simple statement to help you decide whether or not to check it out on DVD, our would be, “watch it, it’s ingenious, beautiful and filled with brilliant performances, great lines and the type of cinematography that would make French film students(…)

RoboCop (2014) DVD review

RoboCop (2014) DVD review

Considering the cult status of the original movie, there was a lot of expectation from us for the RoboCop (2014) DVD to rekindle some of the gritty realism that made the 1987 sci-fi shoot-em-up such a blast. However, the bad news is that it fell a long way short of living up to its blood-soaked(…)

Frozen DVD review

Frozen DVD review

It feels kind of weird watching and reviewing the Frozen DVD so far outside of the chill of winter, but that does little to take away from the ongoing genius and magic of Disney animation. However, while there are a lot of positives to the film, there are also a couple of sticking points that(…)

12 Years A Slave DVD review

12 Years A Slave DVD review

Having picked up three Academy Awards at the 2013 Oscars, the 12 Years A Slave DVD was always going to be a big release and for anyone that missed the movie at the cinema, it easily lives up to the critical reception it’s received. In terms of our review, the sum of it all is(…)

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