Monday Blu(e)s and DVD

Welcome to the first Monday Blu(e)s and DVD of 2012! It’s a quiet week, and one that would have been even quieter were we not playing catch up after last weeks break. Alas, those titles that are released are great ones, so it’s not all bad. 

Please feel free to use the comments section below to let us know if we’ve missed anything. Monday Blu(e)s and DVD’s is produced in association with Film@Home, the British Video Association’s digital hub for the promotion of Blu-ray. More information on Film@Home can be found on their Facebook page.

Disc Of The Week

The Skin I Live In – Pedro Almodóvar’s latest might just also be his greatest, with the tale of a mad scientist one of last years very best (the third, in fact). Antonio Banderas has never been better, while a supporting cast made up of fellow Almodóvar alumni such as Elena Anaya and Marisa Paredes also impress. The extras aren’t particularly great, but the film looks fantastic. 

Kill List – Ben Wheatley’s unsettled sophomore effort impressed a lot upon release, although it remains to be seen just how effective the film is upon multiple viewings. Plenty of extras fill out this package, with a pair of commentaries and a “making of” amongst the heftier supplements. 

Frankenhooker – Having not seen the film we won’t comment, alas conceptually it intrigues, and coming from the fantastic Arrow Video imprint one can be confident that it hits all the right notes in terms of the production values of the package.

Best of 2011 Competition

For a chance to win a copy of The Tree Of Life the official Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second Best Film Of 2011™ on dual format Blu-ray and DVD* then answer this simple question – 

Name three other films in the Hope Lies Top Ten of 2011…

Please email answers to adam@hopelies.com before next weeks Monday Blu(e)s and DVD article goes live. 

*Please note, the DVD copy of the film may be region 1 locked. We haven’t checked. The Blu-ray is definitely playable on a UK player though. We have checked. 

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