Film DVD round-up: Arthur Christmas, Dr Seuss’ The Lorax and A Simple Life

This week features Danny DeVito as the Lorax, some fun frolics perfect for festive family viewing, and a muted and respectful meditation on life and death…


Arthur Christmas (Cert: U)
3 stars


Santa’s son Arthur takes the reins in this seasonal offering from Aardman Animation

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray

Extras: Justin Bieber music video plus behind-the-scenes, Un-wrapping Arthur Christmas featurette, Elf recruitment video, and further making-ofs. Blu-ray editions contain extra featurettes

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Dr Seuss’ The Lorax (Cert: U)
3 stars

Sprightly animated adventure with an eco-friendly message

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray (includes standard Blu-Ray)

Extras: Seuss To Screen featurette, plus deleted scenes. Blu-ray also includes three mini-movies and making-ofs, feature commentary with director Chris Renaud, and various interactive menus and screens

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A Simple Life (Cert: PG)
4 stars

A moving, dignified portrait of old age set in a Hong Kong retirement home

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray

Extras: Making-of documentary


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