Guns ablazing and flamethrowers at the ready in Call of Duty: Black Ops on Xbox 360...
Your name is Alex Mason and you're sitting in an interrogation chair, getting electric shocks and being asked
about a man called Dragovich while random numbers flash up in front of you on a screen. What do they mean?
It's an unconventional start to a Call of Duty game, but the year is 1968 and you're about to experience the
DVDfever.co.uk reviewer Elly Roberts
tells us that Texan Kimmie Rhodes had been threatening to release a collection of festive songs for years and
finally, its realised. As a ‘gift’ to her fans, she releases Miracles On Christmas Day, having collaborated
with Gabe Rhodes to bring those ‘stored’ arsenal of songs to life.
DVDfever.co.uk reviewer Elly Roberts
confirms that Gilmore has been knocking on the door of being a household name for many years and her previous single,
You’re The Radio, went a step forward in that direction. Find out what he thought of this latest single in this
Since I keep ending up getting the week's new releases done too late, I'm going for covering next week's instead. So here's what's out on Monday.
The titles of note are the following, but read on for further details about the highlights:
The A-Team Extended Explosive Edition (24.99 Blu-ray, 19.99 DVD, Fox)
Cats and Dogs 1 and 2 (24.99 Blu-ray, 19.99 DVD, Warner)
Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 (19.99 Blu-ray, Rhino)
Dancing on Ice: The Live Tour 2010 (19.99 DVD, Universal)
Der Rosenkavalier [Restored Edition] (19.99 Blu-ray, Park Circus)
Dexter Season 4 (44.99 Blu-ray, 34.99 DVD, Paramount)
Downton Abbey Series 1 (29.99 Blu-ray, 24.99 DVD, Paramount)
Justified Season 1 (39.99 DVD, Sony)
A League Of Their Own Series 1: Best Of & Unseen (19.99 DVD, 2entertain)
Les Miserables 25th Anniversary (24.99 Blu-ray, 19.99 DVD, Universal)
Ross Noble's Things Live (19.99 DVD, Universal)
Single Father (19.99 DVD, BBC)
Splice (23.99 Blu-ray, 17.99 DVD, Optimum)
Sex And The City 2 (26.99 Blu-ray, 22.99 DVD, Warner)
Step Up 3 (29.99 3D Blu-ray, 19.99 DVD, Universal)
Tim Minchin - Ready For This? (24.99 Blu-ray, 19.99 DVD, Universal)
Westlife's The Where We Are Tour Live From The O2 (17.99 Blu-ray, 13.99 DVD, Sony BMG)
Sex And The City 2
A fun, adventurous romp: Sex and the City 2 brings it all back and more as Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda take another bite out of The Big Apple (and beyond), carrying on with their busy lives and loves in a sequel that truly sparkles. What happens after you say "I do"? Life is everything the ladies ever wished it to be, but it wouldn't be Sex and the City if life didn't hold a few more surprises, this time in the form of an exotic adventure where the party never ends and there's something mysterious around every corner.
It's an escape that comes exactly at the right moment for the four friends, who are finding themselves in, and fighting against, the traditional roles of marriage, motherhood and more. After all, sometimes you just have to get away with the girls.
They’re armed, dangerous...and downright crazy. Buckle up for an adrenaline-fuelled, action-packed thrill-ride starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Sharlto Copley. Convicted by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit, a daring team of former special forces soldiers must utilize their unique talents to break out of prison and tackle their toughest mission yet. It’s going to take guts, split-second timing and an arsenal of explosive weapons--this is a job for The A-Team.
This triple play edition of The A-Team contains a Blu-ray, a DVD and a Digital Copy for you to enjoy when you want, where you want.
Blu-ray Special Features:
This Edition contains fully loaded 3 discs and includes 4 character postcards. Over 90mins of additional content including;
The Devil's in the Details: Inside the Action with the Director
Seen by over 57 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 21 languages, Les Miserables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. In celebration of 25 incredible years of the world’s longest running musical, Les Miserables marks this momentous occasion with a spectacular performance at The O2. With a host of over 500 actors and musicians, this star studded cast includes Alfie Boe as ‘Jean Valjean’, Nick Jonas as ‘Marius’, Norm Lewis as ‘Javert’, Matt Lucas as ‘Thénardier’, Lea Salonga as ‘Fantine’, Jenny Galloway as ‘Madame Thénardier’, Camilla Kerslake as ‘Cosette’, Ramin Karimloo as ‘Enjolras’, Samantha Barks as ‘Eponine’ and the casts of the Original Production at the Queen’s Theatre, the New 25th Anniversary Production at the Barbican, London and members of the Original 1985 London cast.
After playing a mild-mannered funeral home director in Six Feet Under, Michael C. Hall makes a smooth transition to a serial killer in this original series. But the twist in this smart show is that Dexter chooses to prey only on other serial killers. As a child, Dexter was adopted by a cop (James Remar) who quickly realises that his new son is no ordinary boy. Since Dexter is compelled to kill, his law-abiding father pushes him to choose his quarry in a way that will best benefit society. As Dexter grows older, he works as a forensic blood-splatter expert in Miami, giving him a close view of other murderers and their handiwork. Stylish and blackly comic, this drama is adapted from Jeff Lindsay's novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter.
This collection presents the complete fourth series which sees Dexter and his family move out to the suburbs along with their newborn baby boy.
Andrei Filipov (Alexeï Guskov) is a man who loves the orchestra and wants to conduct one... but is a mere
cleaner at the Bolshoi. By hook or by crook, he manages to fool the Châtelet THeatre in France into thinking that
his own tin-pot group is the respected Bolshoi orchestra and is set to take his clan over there to impress the
audience... if they can manage it despite the odds. Alexeï Guskov and Mélanie Laurent lead the cast in a comedy
that's brilliantly played for subtle laughs and is most deserving of your attention.
Outside your window it's a rainy and blustery winter's Monday, so brighten that up right now with album, which
was released with the slogan “Guaranteed To Make You Feel Good.”, and boy do we need that now.
Read the review from
DVDfever.co.uk reviewer Elly Roberts
to learn why he considers this album "Essential listening".
Ricky Gervais Live IV: Science (24.99 Blu-ray, 19.99 DVD, Universal)
Sean Lock: Lockipedia Live (24.99 Blu-ray, 19.99 DVD, Universal)
Simon Amstell: Do Nothing Live (19.99 DVD, Universal)
Stewart Francis Live: Tour de Francis (19.99 DVD, 2entertain)
Tim Vine: Punslinger Live (19.99 DVD, Spirit)
Top Gear Apocalypse (24.99 Blu-ray, 19.99 DVD, BBC)
Toy Story 3 (23.99 Blu-ray, 38.99 Blu-ray Boxset, 30.99 DVD Boxset, Walt Disney)
Whites (19.99 DVD, ITV)
Toy Story 3
The creators of the beloved Toy Story films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of Woody, Buzz and our favourite gang of toy characters in Toy Story 3. Woody and Buzz had accepted that their owner Andy would grow up someday, but what happens when that day arrives?
In the third installment, Andy is preparing to depart for college, leaving his loyal toys troubled about their uncertain future. Lee Unkrich (co-director of Toy Story 2 and Finding Nemo) directs this highly anticipated film, and Michael Arndt, the Academy Award®-winning screenwriter of Little Miss Sunshine, brings his unique talents and comedic sensibilities to the proceedings.
It might have been fate that MTV was born at the same time people began to notice the rare talent and artistic ingenuity of Michael Jackson. It proved to be a perfect match between the new television network and the young rising icon. Early on, Michael saw MTV’s potential as a force of its own and understood that it offered him the chance to pioneer a whole new visual style through which people could see music, not just listen to it. For the first time, artists had the opportunity to truly shape a vision of a story around their songs. For Michael, this meant treating the song as a “script” and creating a stand-alone film to tell that story.
In fact, Michael referred to each of these productions as a "short film" and not a “music video.” No other artist contributed more to the development of this art form than Michael Jackson. “Thriller,” which was rnamed the first (and only) music video ever to be inducted by the Library of Congress into the National Film Registry - an elite collection of only a few hundred films. In addition to this, Michael’s vision had immense cultural impact.
Here, for the first time, is the complete collection of all 35 of the short films produced by Michael during his career as a solo artist - 10 of which are appearing on DVD for the first time. All of the short films have been meticulously restored and remastered for the ultimate audio and visual experience and a bonus DVD includes seven additional videos including “Enjoy Yourself” with The Jacksons, “Say Say Say” with Paul McCartney and the previously unreleased video for “One More Chance.” This is a true representation of Michael Jackson’s Vision.
With its dizzying depiction of a futuristic cityscape and alluring female robot, Metropolis is among the most famous of all German films and the mother of sci-fi cinema (an influence on Blade Runner and Star Wars, among countless other films). Directed by the legendary Fritz Lang (M, Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse,The Big Heat, etc.), its jaw-dropping production values, iconic imagery, and modernist grandeur it was described by Luis Buñuel as 'a captivating symphony of movement' remain as powerful as ever.
Drawing on and defining classic sci-fi themes, Metropolis depicts a dystopian future in which society is thoroughly divided in two: while anonymous workers conduct their endless drudgery below ground their rulers enjoy a decadent life of leisure and luxury. When Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) ventures into the depths in search of the beautiful Maria (Brigitte Helm in her debut role), plans of rebellion are revealed and a Maria-replica robot is programmed by mad inventor Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) and master of Metropolis Joh Fredersen (Alfred Abel) to incite the workers into a self-destructive riot.
A'Holy Grail' among film finds, Metropolis is presented here in a newly reconstructed and restored version, as lavish and spectacular as ever thanks to the painstaking archival work of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung and the discovery of 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world. Lang's enduring epic can finally be seen for the first time in 83 years as the director originally intended, and as seen by German cinema-goers in 1927.
150-minute reconstructed and restored 2010 version (including 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world)
Wraparound embossed sleeve
Pristine new HD transfer (1080p on Blu-ray)
New 2010 symphony orchestra studio recording of the original 1927 Gottfried Huppertz score in 5.1
Newly translated optional English subtitles as well as the original German intertitles
Full-length audio commentary by David Kalat and Jonathan Rosenbaum
Die Reise nach Metropolis (2010, 53 minutes), a documentary about the film
2010 re-release trailer
56-page booklet featuring archival interviews with Fritz Lang, a 1927 review by Luis Buñuel, articles by Jonathan Rosenbaum and Karen Naundorf, and restoration notes by Martin Koerber.
Youtube Highlights: Matt Smith & Karen Gillan on Daybreak...
Matt Smith & Karen Gillan appeared on Daybreak last week to talk about the new release of the latest Doctor Who
DVD series, and this video also includes when X-Factor's Treyc appeared to talk about that.
13 Hrs spent in a spooky house on DVD... It's not that long, is it?...
Isabella Calthorpe and Gemma Atkinson lead the cast, with an early appearance from the late Simon McCorkindale,
as they and a bunch of their friends are scared into hiding by... well, it's difficult to know WHAT it is, but
it's picking them off one by one. Can they stay alive? Can they alert the authorities? Does it actually provide
genuine thrills? Find out in this review.
Crash–bang-wallop Balkan style from Storsveit Nix Noltes on CD...
Take 11 musicians hell bent on making a racket, for much of the time. Then, they base their music on the far
flung edges of Eastern Europe. Got the picture? Read the review from
DVDfever.co.uk reviewer Elly Roberts
to learn more.
Karl Pilkington's An Idiot Abroad (24.99 Blu-ray, 19.99 DVD, 2entertain)
The Last Boy Scout (17.99 DVD, Warner)
Lip Service Series 1 (29.99 Blu-ray, 24.99 DVD, Universal)
Merlin Series 3 Vol.1 (19.99 DVD, BBC)
Michael McIntyre: The Stand-Up Collection (21.99 DVD, Universal)
The Mighty Boosh on Tour: Journey of the Childmen (19.99 DVD, Universal)
Miranda Series 1 (19.99 DVD, BBC)
Moving On Series 2 (19.99 DVD, ITV)
Outnumbered Series 3 (19.99 DVD, 34.99 Complete DVD, BBC)
P!nk's Greatest Hits... So Far! (13.99 DVD, RCA)
Rhod Gilbert and The Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst (19.99 DVD, C4 DVD)
Robbie Williams: In And Out Of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010 (13.99 DVD, Virgin)
Russell Howard's Good News Best of Series 1 (19.99 DVD, C4 DVD)
Star Wars Clone Wars Season 2 (49.99 Blu-ray, 39.99 DVD, Fox)
Stephen K Amos: The Feel Good Factor (19.99 DVD, ITV)
A Town Called Panic (17.99 DVD, Optimum)
Karate Kid (2010)
12-year-old Dre Parker could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts "the karate kid" on the floor with ease.
With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
All seven episodes of the Sky 1 comedy travelogue series in which Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send Karl Pilkington, who doesn't like travelling, to visit the Seven Wonders of the World. Hoping the trip will force Karl out of his comfort zone, broaden his mind and change his outlook on the world, the pair keep in touch with him by telephone from London as he offers his unique insights on the Great Wall of China, Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, Petra in Jordan, Machu Picchu in Peru, Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Taj Mahal in India and the Great Pyramids of Egypt.
Experience the spectacular world of James Cameron's Avatar as never before with this all-new three-disc extended collector’s edition. The journey begins with three movie versions: the original theatrical release, the special edition re-release, and the exclusive extended cut not shown in theaters. And that's just what's on the first Blu-ray disc.
The set's bonus feature run more than eight hours and include over 45 minutes of deleted scenes; actor's screen tests; on-location footage; feature-length documentaries on the film's groundbreaking production; an interactive scene-deconstruction feature that lets you explore different levels of production for 17 scenes; a comprehensive guide to the world of Pandora; and more. The greatest adventure of all time just got bigger and better.
Conspiracy theories, sex education, psychotherapy, colonoscopies, astrology and kangaroo saliva. These are just a handful of the obstacles that the Brockman family must negotiate in the third series of the multi-award winning comedy Outnumbered.
In this new series Karen busies herself recreating Britain’s Got Talent and introduces her family to the wonderful world of superstition, Ben tackles the school chess league in his own ineffable style and mum worries that Jake’s healthy interest in the girl-next-door is turning unhealthy.
Meanwhile, Dad is grumbling about an ailment that much to the children’s amusement, may require some invasive investigation. To make things even more uncomfortable, Gran has come to stay and made the family a generous offer that may be difficult to refuse. And there are rocky waters ahead after Pete makes a very foolish mistake.
Re-released to coincide with the cinema release of the US remake, this film tells the tale of Oskar, a young lad
whose world changes when he meets the girl next door, Eli, who moves in with her father. However, there's far more
to her than meets the eye - and why is her father making random people unconscious and trying to drain their blood?
Strange things are afoot on an early 1980s Swedish council estate.
From the producers of Band of Brothers, The Pacific tracks the real-life journeys of three U.S. Marines--Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda)--across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theatre during World War II. The extraordinary experiences of these men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day.
Marijuana. Religion. Evil monkeys. Older women. Family Guy Season 9 tackles all this and more.
Don’t miss these 15 hilarious episodes as the lovable Griffins face each uproarious misadventure with no fear… and no shame. The perfect gift for anyone who loves Family Guy--Stewie, Peter, Brian, Quagmire and the rest of the Quahog Clan are back with hours of Family Guy fun. Featuring amazing guest star performances by Lauren Conrad, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Miley Cyrus and more.
Also available featuring a pre-order exclusive--Script + Blow-up Doll in premium Cardboard Box.
Get Him to the Greek reunites Jonah Hill and Russell Brand with Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller in the story of a record company intern with two days to drag an uncooperative rock legend to Hollywood for a comeback concert. The comedy is the latest film from producer Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People).
Aaron Green (Hill) gets things done. The ambitious 24-year-old has been given a career-making assignment. His mission: Fly to London and escort a rock god to L.A.’s world famous Greek Theatre for the first-stop on a huge comeback tour. His record mogul boss, Sergio Roma (Sean Combs), gives him one warning: “The artist is the worst person on Earth. Turn your back on him at your own peril.”
British Rocker Aldous Snow (Brand) is a brilliant musician, but due to a bad break up and nose-diving career, has fallen off the wagon and is now a drunken disaster. Weary of “yes men” and scared he’s entering the “greatest hits” moment in his career, Snow’s in the midst of a nihilistic downward spiral. When he learns his true love, model/pop star Jackie Q (Rose Byrne), is in L.A., Aldous makes it his quest to win her back…right before kick-starting his world domination.
As the countdown to the concert begins, one innocent young man must navigate a minefield of London drug smuggles, New York City brawls and Vegas lap dances to deliver his charge safe and, sort of, sound…all while trying to remain faithful to his med student girlfriend (Elizabeth Moss). He may have to coax, lie to, enable and party with Aldous, but Aaron will get him to the Greek.
Sonisphere 'Live From Sofia' - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax
When the 'Big Four'--Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax--shared a stage together on June 22nd 2010 in Sofia, Bulgaria, the show was beamed live into over 550 theatres worldwide via satellite in a special HD cinematic event. The Big Four Live From Sofia includes full shows from all four bands on a two disc set as well as behind the scenes and interview footage. The legendary concert from the Sonisphere Festival was one of only 7 shows across Europe when the four monsters of metal shared a stage for the first time.
Youtube Highlights: Kylie Minogue in a DomSezXL clip video...
Three new cool videos up on Youtube start with my latest clip-vid featuring another collection of fun & nonsense in a just-over 2-minute chunk.
Guest starring: Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Andrew Marr, Martin Roberts, Daniel Grainger, Simon Bond, Gemma Bissix, Laura Kuenssberg, Nick Robinson, Ed Miliband, David Miliband, Harriet Harman, Polly Toynbee, Robert Peston, Matthew Parris, Diane Keen, Zara Carmichael, Victoria Coren, Karen Hollins, Baroness Warsi, Simon Hughes, Nicholas Owen, Ali Bastian, Kylie Minogue, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Tracey Ann Oberman.
9 people are instantly dropped into the jungle with no knowledge of how they got there, but what they do soon know
is that they are about to become the prey, and the game has begun. Adrien Brody, Alice Braga and Laurence Fishburne
star in what has been dubbed 'the sequel that the original deserves', but is it?
is online and out today on Blu-ray and DVD.
One man and his acoustic guitar: Detroit Rebellion on CD...
DVDfever.co.uk reviewer Elly Roberts
states that Detroit Rebellion cites Tennessee Ernie Ford, Leadbelly, Johnny Cash (and oddly, Joy Division, not
that you’d know it) as his influences, which leads to a kind of acoustic blues and folk rock, but Elly
confirms that he is "a real troubadour".