DVD Reviews

DVD Reviews

Here are a selection of DVDs suitable for children, families and parents.  We have added 3 sections so you can easily see which is which.  New ones will be added all the time so check this section often for updates.  Where possible we will show film certificate to help you are as a parent chose appropriate ones for your families.



Learn to read with the Alphablocks
Phonics First Steps
Volume 1
DVD released: 25th February 2013
Enter the magical world of reading with the hit CBeebies show, Alphablocks.
The Alphablocks are 26 living letters who fall out of the sky and discover that if they hold hands and make a word, it magically comes to life!
Based on best-practice phonics, your child will laugh and learn with the little letter people and their adventures, songs and all kinds of fun and games.
This DVD also comes with a FREE Alphablocks, Alphabet poster!
Volume 1: Phonics First Steps
Phonics First Steps introduces the first letters and sounds that children are taught at school and starts them off making simple words. With repeat viewing, children can build key phonics skills and boost their reading confidence – while having lots and lots of fun.
Features 18 episodes and Parent Guide
Find out more at www.alphablocks.tv




RUST AND BONE – Out to own on DVD, BLU-RAY & EST FEBRUARY 25th, 2013 

From the acclaimed director of A PROPHET & Winner of Best Film at the 2012 London Film Festival

Following a theatrical opening to tremendous national and international acclaim, and a Best Film Award at the London Film Festival in October, Jacques Audiard, acclaimed director of A Prophet and The Beat That My Heart Skipped, returns with this powerful drama about two people from very different worlds, seeking redemption in each other.
Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts – Bullhead) dreams of becoming a professional boxer. When he is suddenly put in charge of his five year old son, he moves in with his sister for support. While at his new job as a nightclub bouncer, he meets the beautiful and confident orca trainer, Stephanie (Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard – The Dark Knight Rises, La Vie en Rose).

He gives her his number, not expecting that she will ever call. However, after becoming the victim of a tragic and life changing accident, Stephanie surprisingly turns to Ali for support. These lost souls discover new meaning in life together when Ali enters the dangerous world of underground boxing.
Winner of several international awards, RUST AND BONE is one of the best and most talked about films of 2012.
With 2 BAFTA nominations, RUST AND BONE is up for Best Leading Actress (Marion Cotillard) and Best Film not in the English Language.


Now is Good

Tessa is seventeen and passionate about life. Diagnosed with a terminal illness, she determines to use every moment, compiling a catalogue of what a normal teenager would experience, including losing her virginity and taking drugs. With the help of her friend Zoey, she sets the list in motion. While her family deals with fear and grief, each in their own way, Tessa explores a whole new world. Falling in love with Adam, her new neighbour, wasn’t on the list, but it proves to be the most exhilarating experience of them all.

Now is Good is out on DVD on 21st January 2013

© 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment. All rights reserved.




Terror will hit home and have you running scared when the chilling HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET is released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on 28 January 2013 from Momentum Pictures.
Academy Award® nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook, The Hunger Games) stars in her first role since The Hunger Games alongside Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas, Back To The Future) in this edge-of-your-seat horror hit packed with heart-pounding thrills and gripping suspense.
Elissa (Lawrence) and her mother (Shue) move to a new town only to find that they are living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents.
Locals claim that the girl mysteriously vanished after the incident, but as Elissa becomes close to the girls brother, Ryan, (Max Thieriot; Jumper, The Pacifier) she learns that a dark and terrible secret still lurks within those walls and this sinister story of murder is far from over.
Weaver (Gil Bellows; The Shawshank Redemption), a local police officer, appears to be Ryan’s only supporter, but soon the trust he has in Ryan will be called into question when some strange things start happening at the HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET.
Directed by Mark Tonderai (Hush, Dog Eat Dog), and produced by Peter Block (Saw I- VI), this horror thriller will have you taking a closer look at your next door neighbour for weeks to come. See if you can solve the mystery when THE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET is released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on 28 January 2013 courtesy of Momentum Pictures.

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