Sunday, 13 January 2013

This Week's Home Releases | 14th January

This section of Great Expectations features the hottest home releases of the week.
If i've missed any, please leave a comment below.

Slim pickings this week in regards to anything i've personally seen, but that's the beauty of home releases, no? LoveFilm is at the ready!

Dredd 3D - Adapted from comic strip Judge Dredd, this retelling of the titular law enforcer proved quite popular with critics and audiences alike, and i personally loved it. An exemplary adaptation that pits Dredd (Karl Urban) and a newcomer to the force (Olivia Thirlby) in a dystopian metropolis called Mega-City One, an essential post-apocalyptic wasteland, where the Judges hold the power to judge, jury and execute. They both head to a nearby apartment complex before being closed in by big baddy Ma-Ma (Lena Headey), a feared drug lord. They both attempt to survive the onslaught of a 200-storey high-rise block of flats. Beautiful yet incredibly violent, this 3D action-thriller packs one hell of a punch.

Lawless - Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Gary Oldman, favourite Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce and Mia Wasikowska star in western gangster flick Lawless, set during the prohibition in the US as a bootlegging gang is threatened by a new deputy and the authorities who want a cut of the profits. John Hillcoat directs.

247 Degrees Fahrenheit - Halloween's Scout Taylor Compton and Travis Van Winkle (what a name!) star in this horror-thriller as four friends head to a lakeside cabin for a getaway. All is happy as Larry until they become locked in a sauna, and as the heat rises they must make tough decisions in order to survive. Worth a watch, even if it's to laugh at the implausibly stupid premise.

Shadow Dancer - Andrea Riseborough, Clive Owen and Gillian Anderson star in this tense drama as a Northern Irish woman makes the tough decision between her family's loyalty and the possibility of becoming an MI5 informant. 

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