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Welcome to Time Out Film’s DVD page, where you’ll find reviews of the latest DVD and Blu-ray releases, the biggest box sets and reissues of classic movies. Each week we’ll bring you a selection of the most exciting new titles, but we’ll also dig deep to unearth forgotten masterpieces, overlooked oddities and cult classics making their DVD debut.

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  2. Box sets
  3. Classic reissues

Frances Ha

  • Rated as: 4/5

Greta Gerwig proves her leading-lady mettle with this sparky but somehow saddening portrait of a twentysomething New Yorker who can’t seem to get a grip on where her life is going. Co-written by Gerwig with her current squeeze, ‘Squid and the Whale’ director Noah Baumbach, ‘Frances Ha’ is a film about personal growth, or the lack of it. Frances means well, but she’s too insular and directionless to break out of the traps she’s built for herself. If you’re under 40 and still searching, expect multiple moments of wince-inducing self-recognition.

Read the Time Out review of ‘Frances Ha’


What Maisie Knew

  • Rated as: 4/5

A child’s-eye portrait of divorce from the directors of ‘The Deep End’, with terrific performances from Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan as selfish parents.

Read the Time Out review of ‘What Maisie Knew’

Riddick

  • Rated as: 2/5

Vin Diesel tries for the third – and we’re guessing the final – time to find the right vehicle for his sullen, pumped-up, alien-ass-kicking space convict.

Read the Time Out review of ‘Riddick’

The Great Beauty

  • Rated as: 5/5

Paolo Sorrentino’s visually spectacular tale of an ageing Italian playboy questioning his life choices was voted Time Out’s favourite film of 2013.

Read the Time Out review of ‘The Great Beauty’

The Lone Ranger

  • Rated as: 2/5

This Johnny Depp comedy western is something of a mess: overlong, undisciplined and at times quite boring – though the climactic runaway train sequence is a hoot.

Read the Time Out review of ‘The Lone Ranger’

The Heat

  • Rated as: 3/5

A treat of a comedy: yes it’s brash, tasteless and as subtle as a pie in the face, but it’s undeniably funny, and both Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy excel themselves.

Read the Time Out review of ‘The Heat’

The Conjuring

  • Rated as: 4/5

This old-fashioned spooker from the makers of ‘Saw’ and ‘Insidious’ combines old-fashioned elements – psychic hunters, haunted houses – with cutting edge effects and hardcore shocks.

Read the Time Out review of ‘The Conjuring’

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

  • Rated as: 3/5

The decision to confine this debut big-screen outing for the great daytime DJ within the bounds of his hometown, Norwich, was a wise one, but is the result just a little too low-key?

Read the Time Out review of ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’

Man of Steel

  • Rated as: 4/5

This ‘Superman’ reboot may suffer from director Zack Snyder’s customary bluntness and over-reliance on CGI but it’s a rousing spectacle nonetheless. Bring on BatBen!

Read the Time Out review of ‘Man of Steel’

Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2

  • Rated as: 3/5

More a rehash than a sequel, this second go-round for the reformed supervillain and his cutesy-poo family should please undemanding youngsters. Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig provide the voices.

Read the Time Out review of ‘Despicable Me 2’

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

  • Rated as: 3/5

This slam-bang robot-on-robot actioner was enjoyable enough in its own right, but fans of ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ director Guillermo del Toro’s past work will find it a disappointment.

Read the Time Out review of ‘Pacific Rim’


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