DVD archive

  • VIDEO: Fawlty Towers released on iTunes, remastered for DVD
    Home Cinema

    VIDEO: Fawlty Towers released on iTunes, remastered for DVD

    By 19 October 2009

    To mark the 30th anniversary of the classic series, a special edition remastered DVD boxset of Fawlty Towers has been released while the original series has become available to download in the UK on the iTunes Store. For the boxset, every episode of the...

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine - DVD   review
    Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine - DVD review

    By 16 October 2009

    Hugh Jackman busts out his fulsome sideys for a fourth time, as the X-Men creative team attempt to discover if three films in a series really is the cut-off point before the rot sets in. Focusing on the pedicure-phobic firebrand, XMO:W delves into Logan’s...

  • Synecdoche, New York - DVD review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Synecdoche, New York - DVD review

    By 9 October 2009

    I’m worried about Charlie Kaufman. His films show such an unwillingness to adhere to the crushing universal guidelines that we all live under, basics like the laws of physics and the tedious linear rigidity of time, that I wonder that he might decide...

  • Coraline - DVD  review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Coraline - DVD review

    By 25 September 2009

    Based on the children's book by Neil Gaiman, Coraline is a dark and haunting fairytale that continues director's Henry Selick journey from Nightmare before Christmas into the 3D realm. The story is a simple one. A young girl moves into a big strange house....

  • Observe and Report - DVD  review
    Home Cinema 2.5 out of 5

    Observe and Report - DVD review

    By 25 September 2009

    There are have been many things that have emerged from Hollywood’s creative pipehole that we should marvel at. I am presently marvelling at the way that one of the largest cultural factories is able to cater to its audiences needs, no matter how small,...

  • Angels and Demons - Blu-ray  review
    Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Angels and Demons - Blu-ray review

    By 21 September 2009

    If there is one thing that Dan Brown should be familiar with it's criticism. It seems to come hand-in-hand with writing a best seller these days, as like it or love it, the Da Vinci Code was both adored and abhorred in the same breath. Angels and Demons...

  • Amazon releases unbranded cables, blank media
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    Amazon releases unbranded cables, blank media

    By 21 September 2009

    Amazon has launched a range of "Basics" products in the US - a self-branded set of bog-standard cables, blank CDs, blank DVDs, etc. The company says that additional accessories and other items will be added to the range in the coming months. Amazon's...

  • LaCie updates Portable DVD Drive
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    LaCie updates Portable DVD Drive

    By 18 September 2009

    LaCie has announced the latest versions of its Portable DVD+/-RW Drive, designed by Sam Hecht, on sale now for £64.99. With a "sleek black finish", the drive offers new multimedia burning solutions, with the claim of "allowing users to piece together...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Xenta portable DVD player
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    Daily Tech Deal: Xenta portable DVD player

    By 15 September 2009

    Our tech deal today brings you word of a bargain portable DVD player, that appears to be the ideal solution for watching your favourite films on the go or possibly just keeping the kids quiet on long journeys. Ebuyer is selling the player for £49.98...

  • Crank: High Voltage - DVD  review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Crank: High Voltage - DVD review

    By 11 September 2009

    Jason Statham, I owe you an apology. I snarkily sneered every time I heard you utter the phrase: “Remember, you are not a salmon” in those Kit-Kat adverts. I was non-plussed as you carved out a cushty niche for yourself as Guy Ritchie’s main geezer....

  • Tesco to offer "digital copy" movies and networked extras
    Home Cinema

    Tesco to offer "digital copy" movies and networked extras

    By 9 September 2009

    Tesco is to offer "digital copy" versions of movies, with the launch of "virtual DVDs", due to be on sale this autumn. The retail giant has teamed up with Microsoft on the tech side of things, with the extras, due to be played on PCs and Macs, powered...

  • SpongeBob SquarePants gadgets that are too cute to be just for kids
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    SpongeBob SquarePants gadgets that are too cute to be just for kids

    By 5 September 2009

    Loveable cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants has spawned a range of character inspired consumer electronics devices including a DVD player, digital picture frame and boombox. Rather than just opt for a sticker or colour change to what are normally...

  • Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle - DVD  review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle - DVD review

    By 4 September 2009

    The noble visitor to Pocket-lint, boasting a heightened awareness of the furtherment of technological accomplishment and a keen love of newness, may feel short-changed by me pushing a DVD of something that they may well have already watched for free,...

  • Toshiba still upscaling with the XDE600 DVD player
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    Toshiba still upscaling with the XDE600 DVD player

    By 3 September 2009

    There's no reason why the world should switch to Blu-ray, even if Toshiba finally has, so the XDE series of DVD players is still there offering "near to 1080p quality". The XDE600 is named after eXtended Detail Enhancement which works on the colour, contrast...

  • Daily Tech Deal: "Everything" under a fiver at Play.com
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    Daily Tech Deal: "Everything" under a fiver at Play.com

    By 2 September 2009

    Play.com is offering a variety of goods that retail for under £5 which include categories such as DVDs, music, books, technology, toys, mobile and clothing. In the tech category you'll get the usual fare of dongles, headsets and mice, whilst the mobile...

  • The Damned United - DVD  review
    Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    The Damned United - DVD review

    By 28 August 2009

    With sensible economic decisions being to the fore at the moment, actor Michael Sheen has got in on the act and offered us cineastes a two-for-one special offer. As British cinema’s number one exponent of character studies, here he’s offering his...

  • Philips PET744 portable DVD player  review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Philips PET744 portable DVD player review

    By 26 August 2009

    You'd think that portable DVD players were something of a dying breed, but the sheer convenience of being able to watch DVDs wherever you like keeps this segment of the market alive. Especially if you've got kids. The Philips PET744 is a clamshell design...

  • In The Loop - DVD  review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    In The Loop - DVD review

    By 21 August 2009

    While Sacha Baron Cohen may currently be a global poster child for British comedy, In The Loop sees one of comedy’s unsung heroes trumping him and delivering one of the sharpest, funniest British films of recent years. Armando Iannucci’s name has...

  • Lite-On announces eTAU108 external DVD writer
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    Lite-On announces eTAU108 external DVD writer

    By 18 August 2009

    Lite-On has announced an external DVD writer called the eTAU108. The company says that it's "ideal for users seeking to save files and playback data whilst away from the home or office". We say it sounds useful for netbook owners who find they still need...

  • Kaleidescape responds over DVD copy ruling
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    Kaleidescape responds over DVD copy ruling

    By 14 August 2009

    Earlier in the week, Hollywood won a court case against DVD-copying technology from Kaleidescape. The studios argued that it was copyright violation, and lost in court in 2007, but an appeals court overturned that ruling. Kaleidescape has responded, saying...

  • Sony releases BDV-E300, BDV-E300W and BDV-Z7
    Home Cinema

    Sony releases BDV-E300, BDV-E300W and BDV-Z7

    By 11 August 2009

    Updated: The BDV-E300W is not being released in the UK. See below for more. Sony has announced that it's launching three all-in-one Blu-ray systems for home cinema enthusaists. There's the BDV-E300, the BDV-E300W and the BDV-Z. The first two both have...

  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop - DVD review
    Home Cinema 2 out of 5

    Paul Blart: Mall Cop - DVD review

    By 10 August 2009

    Ten minutes of watching this and I was fixing to put my smart-arse put-down critic head on, lining Paul Blart up for a sound critical kicking. Bland, unimaginative, generic, clichéd and lame – it wasn’t looking good, to be honest. After failing to...

  • Philips launches PET744 portable DVD player
    Home Cinema

    Philips launches PET744 portable DVD player

    By 5 August 2009

    Philips has launched the PET744 portable DVD player with a two-in-one, 180-degree swivel screen design that means it can be used as a clamshell or a tablet-style device. It's a 7-inch model with a high resolution (800 x 480) widescreen LCD display and...

  • Samsung SE-S084 Super WriteMaster Slim External DVD writer   review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Samsung SE-S084 Super WriteMaster Slim External DVD writer review

    By 3 August 2009

    So you've bought a netbook, but guess what, it doesn't come with a CD or DVD drive does it. What's the solution? Samsung believe its SE-S084 Super WriteMaster Slim External DVD drive is what you need. Designed to be slim so it will slip into your bag...

  • Knowing - DVD review
    Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Knowing - DVD review

    By 31 July 2009

    If it was possible to be down on a massive multi-million pound venture that hundreds of people spent months pouring their heart and soul into on the basis of a mere eight-word sentence, then I was only too glad to give it a go. "What happens when all...