Custard’s Pick of UK Blu-Ray Releases 11th April 2011
It’s that time of the week again where I look at the new releases due for release next week, 11th April,here in the UK
Seems that the Sun is not the only thing that is starting to show itself here in Britain, but also Blu-Ray releases are hotting up too. Some good choices out there for us to spend our money on. Here are my picks, just don’t blame me when you have no money to pay for food!!
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part One
Writers:Steve Kloves (screenplay), J.K. Rowling (novel)
Stars:Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, is a much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two full-length parts.
Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction-the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.
Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort’s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive.
Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale-the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks.
Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became “the Boy Who Lived.” No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.
I must admit that I have never really bought into the Potter franchise. It seemed to pass me by. But as the films get darker and darker my little ears seem to prick up a bit
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest
Writers:Ulf Ryberg (screenplay), Stieg Larsson (novel)
Stars:Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace and Lena Endre
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest is the explosive final installment of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy.
Under police guard in hospital, Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is charged with murder and awaits the trial that has the country gripped. Cut off from all communication with the outside world, she must rely on journalist and former lover, Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) to prove her innocence and expose the political cover up that threatens to destroy her freedom. In his way stands a mysterious group who will go to any lengths to keep the shocking truth of their actions a secret.
Blooming loved this trilogy. Rapace is an amazing actress and I truly hope she gets her big break in Hollywood. This film isn’t the best of the three but it certainly is not the worst.
IMDb – 7/10
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Writers:John Orloff (screenplay), Emil Stern(screenplay)
Stars:Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham
Adapted from the popular series of children’s books by Kathryn Lasky, Guardians Of Ga’Hoole finds a group of barn owls facing an evil that wants to destroy their forest and so must fight together to keep their home.
While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father’s favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd’s jealousy has terrible consequences-causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Together they soar across the sea and through the mist to find the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians of Ga’Hoole-Soren’s only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.
Amazing film this. I wasn’t sure what to expect but the animation and direction it totally beautiful. A great flick to show case your HDTV. One film of Zack Snyder that has a wider appeal and has been better recieved than his latest Suckerpunch.
Stars:Stephen Spinella, Roxane Mesquida and Wings Hauser
Deep within the desolate landscape of the Californian desert a merciless killer roams the land looking for victims. With his terrifying psychic abilities he leaves a blood soaked trail of chaos and death. No one is safe from the destructive, horrifying powers that he possesses as he continues on his brain-splattering odyssey of exploding heads and dismembered body parts. However, this is no ordinary psychopath. His name is Robert and he just so happens to be a rubber tyre.
Very, very weird and extremely violent, Rubber truly is like no other film you’ve ever seen. When you’re not crying with laughter you’ll be screaming in horror. A thrilling, hilarious and beyond bizarre horror that’s guaranteed to stop you in your tracks.
Not for everyone this film, I was lucky enough to see it a few weeks ago. Filled with heavy irony and sick humour it may too much for some.
These are just my picks, if I was buying any this week. Some real goodies in there which is SO nice after the very poor March we had for DVD and Blu-Ray releases in the UK.