dvd releases this week – 30th November 2009

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Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox & Rainn Wilson

Two years have passed since Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBouef), Optimus Prime (voiced by Transformers: The Series’ Peter Cullen) and the Autobots saved the planet from Megatron (voiced by The Matrix Trilogy’s Hugo Weaving) and the Decepticons. Despite Sam’s extreme heroics, the battle of Mission City has become an urban legend believed only by conspiracy theorists. Now he’s preparing for the biggest challenge in his life: Leaving home for college. What will happen to his girlfriend, Mikaela (Megan Fox) and his robot protector, Bumblebee?…. Read the full Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen review Buy Transformers 2 from play.com

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Inglourious Basterds
Starring: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger & Mélanie Laurent

A WWII story from Quentin Tarantino. Mixing star turns from the likes of Brad Pitt with sweeping vistas and hyperkinetic, cartoonish violence, Inglourious Basterds is a loving ode to spaghetti westerns and trashy movies of yesteryear from the legendary film maker.
The film begins in German-occupied France, where Shoshanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema.Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as “The Basterds,” Raine’s squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own… Buy Inglorious Bastards from Play.com

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Orphan
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard & Isabelle Fuhrman

The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John (Peter Sarsgaard), taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate’s fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman).

Almost as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, however, an alarming series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there’s something wrong with Esther – this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be. Concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther’s sweet facade. But her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late… for everyone. Buy Orphan from play.com

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Life
Narrator: Richard Attenborough

Life is the latest wildlife epic from the BBC’s award-winning Natural History Unit. It has the revelation, cinematic style, sense of place and emotionally involving individual sequences that that were the hallmark of The Blue Planet and Planet Earth, with all the scope, detail and content of an Attenborough epic, and the addition of close-up, intensely dramatic new behaviour – all captured by the world’s top wildlife photographers with the aid of the most cutting-edge and sophisticated filming techniques.

This ten-part natural history blockbuster, shot in HD, is the definitive exploration of the diversity of life on Earth, revealing the most spectacular and fascinating behaviour driven by the endless struggle to survive. Life stars a cast of ‘box-office’ wildlife characters, filmed on every continent and in every habitat across the world, with each drama-filled episode entirely dedicated to one of the planet’s ten most important wildlife groups. The series has the revelation, sense of place, cinematic style and emotionally involving individual sequences perfected in programmes such as The Blue Planet and Planet Earth, but with the addition of close-up, intensely dramatic new behaviour – where the animals are the stars. Buy Life from play.com

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