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  • Win one of three copies of Taking Woodstock on DVD
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    Win one of three copies of Taking Woodstock on DVD

    By 1 March 2010

    To coincide with the 8 March release of Taking Woodstock, Pocket-lint is giving away three copies of the DVD. Directed by Ang Lee and starring Eugene Levy, Emile Hirch and Liev Schrieber, the story follows the exploits of Elliot Tiber a failing interior...

  • Fantastic Mr Fox - DVD  review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Fantastic Mr Fox - DVD review

    By 26 February 2010

    Even though we here at Pocket-lint are coaxed into gleeful states of frothy delirium whenever technological advancements come into our purview, what’s equally heart-warming is that, rather than rendered past inventions as obsolete, such creations actually...

  • Jennifer’s Body - DVD  review
    Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Jennifer’s Body - DVD review

    By 19 February 2010

    It’s been a lively time for teen flicks in the past few years, from the multiplex-gobbling Twilight to the wry Superbad, and films like Juno and Adventureland have shown that there’s plenty of reasons for those of us who don’t look like members...

  • Up - DVD review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Up - DVD review

    By 12 February 2010

    We could probably do this review in one short sentence: buy this DVD, schmucks.   But that would be unfair on you guys, plus my Editor may feel a bit short-changed. In truth, Up’s credentials are by now no secret or surprise, having hoovered up a vat...

  • Toshiba launches 2010 DVD range
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    Toshiba launches 2010 DVD range

    By 10 February 2010

    Toshiba has unveiled its entire DVD line up for 2010 with new players, recorders and portable options announced for launch this year. As far as DVD players go, all due in April there's entry level options with the £34.99 SD1010 and SD2010, with MP3,...

  • Adventureland - DVD  review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Adventureland - DVD review

    By 5 February 2010

    Success in the Hollywood mainstream is often pretty much all about the maths – "from the people who brought you X" + "starring Y" x "vogue for Z" = smash. Here we have bloke behind Superbad, plus the girl from Twilight and the boy from Zombieland. Should...

  • Invention of Lying - DVD  review
    Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Invention of Lying - DVD review

    By 29 January 2010

    God loves a trier, which is ironic when the trier in question is devout atheist Ricky Gervais. Never one to dwell on his achievements - both The Office and Extras refused to outstay their welcome - and after just a clutch of acting gigs stateside, his...

  • Mesrine: Public Enemy No.1 - DVD  review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Mesrine: Public Enemy No.1 - DVD review

    By 22 January 2010

    Able to brush off plaudits like so much dandruff, French gangster opus Mesrine has already folk pointing at it, saying things like: "best crime flick since Scorsese, that is". The crime scene genre is hardly a field that’s starved of cinematic action,...

  • Star Wars 3D in the pipeline
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    Star Wars 3D in the pipeline

    By 21 January 2010

    Star Wars in 3D could become a reality as George Lucas has stated that he was impressed with the technology used in Avatar and its subsequent success at the box office. Lucas states: “We’ve been looking for years and years and years of trying to take...

  • Funny People - DVD  review
    Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Funny People - DVD review

    By 15 January 2010

    Having helped reclaim the teen comedy from the American Pie gross-out gang, 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up director Judd Apatow attempts to move into a smarter, more mature, but no less funny terrain with the over-reaching, yet still perfectly satisfactory...

  • District 9 - DVD review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    District 9 - DVD review

    By 11 January 2010

    It’s suitably documented how Pavlov’s dog developed an innate response to repeated events, but did they stick around to see what happened when it got bored and sick of the sound of the bell? Was it ultimately able to fashion the "whatever" hand gesture...

  • Antichrist - DVD  review
    Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Antichrist - DVD review

    By 8 January 2010

    Should there come a time that a film is released starring Dame Judi Dench, George Clooney and Nick Griffin as action heroes in a 3D costume drama period piece documentary written by Harold Shipman and Danny Dyer and directed by James Cameron, Michael...

  • Marantz UD8004 Blu-ray player launches
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    Marantz UD8004 Blu-ray player launches

    By 4 January 2010

    Marantz is offering an alternative to its £5000 flagship universal Blu-ray player with the launch of a £2299 effort. The new Marantz UD8004 universal high definition player claims to offer tech from its big brother but with a fractionally more affordable...

  • Philips BDP7500 Blu-ray player on sale in the UK
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    Philips BDP7500 Blu-ray player on sale in the UK

    By 15 December 2009

    The Philips BDP7500 Blu-ray player is now available in the UK, bringing 1080p, 24fps, Full HD images as well as the ability to upscale standard definition DVDs to near Full HD quality. Claiming a "unique design with rounded edges and an elegant inlaid...

  • The Hangover - DVD review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    The Hangover - DVD review

    By 11 December 2009

    Stag do, Vegas, booze, drugs, strippers, vomiting and the casting of Heather Graham - The Hangover boats a mighty number of signifiers that suggest that it was going for nothing nobler than the lowest common denominator. Which makes it all the more prop-worthy...

  • Inglourious Basterds - DVD review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Inglourious Basterds - DVD review

    By 4 December 2009

    After cashing in a few of his critical acclaim chips to spend a fair few years paying homage to scuzzy 42nd Street grindhouse scene, Quentin Tarantino turned to more viable genre territory with this stunning, textured and ballsy WW2 flick. Inglourious...

  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - DVD review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - DVD review

    By 27 November 2009

    When film was in its infancy at the fag end of the 19th century, the mere sight of a train pulling into a station would supposedly reduce cinema-goers to spasms of hysteria, fearful that the thing would leap from the screen. We can act all smug about...

  • Terminator Salvation - DVD   review
    Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Terminator Salvation - DVD review

    By 20 November 2009

    While Governer A. Schwarzenegger summons up all his legendary might and braces himself for battle with feisty eco-warriors over his inability to protect California’s salmon stock, the fate of the Terminator franchise now lies in the hands of bolshy...

  • Moon - DVD   review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Moon - DVD review

    By 13 November 2009

    The term reboot is one that’s becoming more and more familiar to film buffs, a frankly irritating high concept notion that implies Hollywood fat-cats seeking to wring the life out of franchises, rather than adhere to any noble creative impulse. Only...

  • Win one of five copies of the new Star Trek DVD
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    Win one of five copies of the new Star Trek DVD

    By 12 November 2009

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Paramount to bring you the chance of winning one of five copies of its new re-imagining of the legendary adventure, Star Trek - due for release on 16 November 2009. This visually spectacular, blockbuster prequel from acclaimed...

  • Asus SDRW-08D1S-U slim DVD drive launches
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    Asus SDRW-08D1S-U slim DVD drive launches

    By 11 November 2009

    Asus has announced the launch of the SDRW-08D1S-U external slim DVD writer, angled as ideal for use with netbooks that have no optical drive of their own as well as for home users wanting to back data up to DVD. With sleek, glossy black or white looks,...

  • Public Enemies - DVD   review
    Home Cinema 2.5 out of 5

    Public Enemies - DVD review

    By 30 October 2009

    Director Michael Mann, he of Heat and Collateral glory, return for yet more tough guy hilarity with this old-school tale of guns, gals and gangsters The ever-reliable Johnny Depp ventures into a dark era of modern American history, playing John Dillinger,...

  • Samsung LE22B470 DVD TV combo launches
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    Samsung LE22B470 DVD TV combo launches

    By 28 October 2009

    Samsung has launched its first TV slash DVD combo offering in the UK. The LE22B470 LCD TV is angled as "the perfect solution for stressed parents struggling to decide between a TV and a DVD player for their kids this Christmas". While there's many folk...

  • Denon launches "state-of-the-art" DBP-4010UD Blu-ray player
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    Denon launches "state-of-the-art" DBP-4010UD Blu-ray player

    By 28 October 2009

    While you can now get a Blu-ray player for under £100, Denon is forging onward at the high end of the market with the introduction of the new £1900 DBP-4010UD, a "state-of-the-art" effort that's said to offer tech found in the reference-class DVD-A1UD...

  • Drag Me To Hell - DVD   review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Drag Me To Hell - DVD review

    By 23 October 2009

    They say, well the non-biblical they, that the geeks shall inherit the earth – but it’s clear that the horror film directors among their number are already making serious headway. After making their name with their fanboy-chic low-budget horrors,...