Film DVD round-up: Johnny English Reborn, Abduction and Resurrecting the Champ

The best releases of the week reviewed and rated by our team

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Johnny English Reborn (Cert: PG)
3 stars

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Rowan Atkinson’s bumbling agent is back to imperil the world

Formats: DVD and Triple Play (DVD, Blu-ray and digital download)

Extras: Breakdown of the wheelchair chase, commentary track from director Oliver Parker and writer Hamish McColl, plus deleted and extended scenes. The Blu-ray also includes a making-of documentary and extra production featurettes. 

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Abduction (Cert: 12)
2 stars

Twilight’s Taylor Lautner stars as a teenager in peril

Formats: DVD and Double Play (Blu-ray and DVD)

Extras: Three production featurettes with interviews with the cast and crew, plus a gag reel, while the Blu-ray also includes the “Abduction Application”, which offers viewers the chance to “customise the in-film experience”, apparently.

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Dolphin Tale (Cert: U)
3 stars

A lonely boy finds purpose through his porpoise-like pal

Formats: DVD, Triple Play (DVD, Blu-ray and digital download) and Blu-Ray 3D (3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and digital download)

Extras: The DVD includes additional scenes, a cartoon and a gag reel, while the Blu-ray also has production featurettes and interviews with the actual people involved in Winter the dolphin’s story.

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Restless (Cert: PG)
2 stars

Odd-couple romance from Good Will Hunting director Gus Van Sant

Formats: DVD

Extras: The usual mixed-bag of deleted scenes and production featurettes featuring interviews with the cast and crew, plus – rather brilliantly – a specially shot, 70-minute silent version of the film that uses intertitles instead of dialogue 

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Resurrecting the Champ (Cert: 12)
3 stars

Samuel L Jackson stars as a former boxer whose fortunes have taken a blow

Formats: DVD

Extras: None

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Other highlights this week:
Sound It OutDVD release for this documentary about an independent record shop in Teesside

 

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D – The latest in the robot-wars saga is given an extra dimension on Blu-ray

 

Eureka films’ latest batch of reissues, including Johnny To’s bizarre crime thriller, Mad Detective (dual format DVD/Blu-ray), and Jean Luc Godard’s Une Femme Mariee (dual format DVD/Blu-ray)

 

And another couple of classics getting a much-loved makeover are To Kill a Mockingbird (Blu-ray – trailer below) and All Quiet on the Western Front (Blu-ray), both of which come complete with books about the productions