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.

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(…)

American Hustle DVD review

American Hustle DVD review

Smart, funny, sexy and bizarrely enchanting, the American Hustle DVD has just been released and it’s an instant charmer in terms of style, performances, cinematography and finish. It’s the second film that director, David O. Russell, has cast both Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, following on from Silver Linings Playbook in 2012, and it’s another(…)

Captain Phillips DVD review

Captain Phillips DVD review

It’s a rarity that we just come out and recommend a movie outright without having at least a few negatives to throw into the mix, but in the Captain Phillips DVD you’ve got a pitch perfect thriller from start to end. Based on an intense true story it doesn’t take long to kick into the(…)

The Croods DVD review

The Croods DVD review

When you watch a trailer for a movie before it hits the big screen you make a decision on how much you want to see it, which forms a trend that influences how successful a film is, and while the trailer for The Croods was pretty good, the reality is that it didn’t entirely do(…)

Thor: The Dark World DVD review

Thor: The Dark World DVD review

The Norse god of thunder returned to the Marvel movie fold in October last year (2013) and it’s been followed up with the home entertainment release recently, with the Thor: The Dark World DVD. As with the first movie things are a bit hit and miss at times but on the whole it’s a visually(…)

Pacific Rim DVD review

Pacific Rim DVD review

It isn’t necessarily easy to take a film like Pacific Rim seriously, with it’s homage to Japanese monster movies, especially when it doesn’t entirely take itself too seriously, but somehow it does enough to be entertaining, despite a whole raft of negatives. One of the main reasons for this that it centres itself in the(…)

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