New DVD Releases – 2nd February 2010

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The Invention of Lying (2009)
Starring: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner & Jason Bateman
Written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson, this hilarious comedy takes place in an alternative reality in which lying does not exist. Everyone, even politicians and advertisers, speaks the truth (and nothing but the truth). But when a loser named Mark (Gervais) discovers lying, he finds that dishonesty has its rewards. In a world where every word is assumed to be the absolute truth, Mark succeeds in lying his way to fame and fortune. But things soon get out of control, as people start to treat his lies as gospel. Buy The Invention of Lying from Play.com

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H2 Halloween 2 (2009)
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie & Tyler Mane
Rob Zombie’s loose (and much more brutal) remake of the 1981 sequel to John Carpenter’s classic horror. Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton) is taken to the hospital after it is thought that she has killed the man responsible for the string of murders in Haddonfield. But her stay at Haddonfield General is cut short when the supposedly-dead Michael (Tyler Mane) reappears, murdering everyone in sight as he seeks out his sister. Buy Halloween 2 from Play.com

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The Soloist (2009)
Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr. & Rachael Harris
In The Soloist, an emotionally soaring drama about the redemptive power of music, journalist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers (Oscar® winner Jamie Foxx), a former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets of L.A. As Lopez endeavors to help the homeless man find his way back, a unique friendship is formed, one that transforms both their lives. Buy The Soloist from Play.com

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Surrogates (2009)
Bruce Willis, James Francis Ginty & Rosamund Pike
FBI agents (Bruce Willis and Radha Mitchell investigate the mysterious murder of a college student linked to the man who helped create a high-tech surrogate phenomenon that allows people to purchase unflawed robotic versions of themselves – fit, good looking remotely controlled machines that ultimately assume their life roles – enabling people to experience life vicariously from the comfort and safety of their own homes. The murder spawns a quest for answers: in a world of masks, who’s real and who can you trust? Buy Surrogates from Play.com

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Aliens in the Attic (2009)
Carter Jenkins, Austin Robert Butler & Ashley Tisdale
It’s summer vacation, but the Pearson family kids are stuck at a boring lake house with their nerdy parents. That is until feisty, little, green aliens crash-land on the roof, with plans to conquer the house AND Earth!

Using only their wits, courage and video game-playing skills, the youngsters must band together to defeat the aliens and save the world – but the toughest part might be keeping the whole thing a secret from their parents! Buy Aliens in the Attic from Play.com

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The Firm (2009)
Daniel Mays, Camille Coduri & Doug Allen
Nick Love, director of ‘The Football Factory’, presents another dark tale of the underground violence that accompanied the beautiful game in the ’70s and ’80s. The Firm is an action-packed drama for film fans who like their kicking to take place both on and off the pitch!

Loosely adapted from Alan Clarke’s 1989 classic TV film, Nick Love’s The Firm is set earlier in the ’80s and retells a similar story to the original – but from a different character’s point of view. The film centres on Dom, a young wannabe football casual, who gets drawn into the charismatic but dangerous world of the firm’s top boy, Bex. Buy The Firm from Play.com

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Away We Go (2009)
John Krasinski, Maggie Gyllenhaal & Maya Rudolph
Loosely adapted from Alan Clarke’s 1989 classic TV film, Nick Love’s The Firm is set earlier in the ’80s and retells a similar story to the original – but from a different character’s point of view. The film centres on Dom, a young wannabe football casual, who gets drawn into the charismatic but dangerous world of the firm’s top boy, Bex. Buy Away We Go from Play.com

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