Scott Davis looks at the big releases on Blu-ray and DVD this week in the UK…
The Imitation Game
Fresh from its success through awards season, culminating in its win for Best Adapted Screenplay at last month’s Academy Awards, The Imitation Game is finally released on Blu-ray and DVD. With a hugely impressive worldwide haul of almost $200million, the film has been a huge success with audiences, and is set to do the same when its released today. Starring Oscar nominees Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, alongside Charles Dance, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong, the film also gets a limited edition steelbook release through Zavvi.
ORDER THE IMITATION GAME ON BLU-RAY HERE
Read what we thought on the film here.
Another in a long line of strong British releases this year, ’71 was met with huge critical acclaim when it has it’s released at the tail end of last year. A raw, gritty take on the Belfast riots of 1971, the film stars EE Rising Star winner Jack O’Connell as the young soldier left fending for himself amongst all of the blood shed.
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You can read our review of the film here.
OuijaAfter great success with The Purge series and all five Paranormal Activity films, Jason Blum’s latest film Ouija has continued the trend, with a worldwide gross of almost $100million banked, beating Keanu Reeves’ actioner John Wick to No.1 in the US box-office back in October.
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Read our review of the film here.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Another British success out this week is The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren and produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. The film was met with decent reviews from critics and audiences, and stars Mirren as a respected restauranteur who’s restaurant comes under threat when Indian family open their own restaurant opposite to her.
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You can read what we thought of the film here.
Set in the remote Russian northwest, Leviathan is the award-winning tragic tale of one man’s struggle against a corrupt system of power, brought to breathtaking life by visionary director Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return, The Banishment, Elena).
ORDER LEVIATHAN ON BLU-RAY HERE
You can read our thoughts on the film here.