Film DVD round-up: The Amazing Spider-Man, Brave, Ted, Magic Mike…

We’ve got it all this week, from superheroes and Scottish princesses to swearing soft toys and strippers


The Amazing Spider-Man (Cert: 12)
3 stars


Re-spin of the superhero franchise

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

Extras: Film-maker audio commentary, 15 minutes of deleted scenes, 10 minutes of stunt rehearsals, and production art gallery.  Blu-ray also includes a bonus disc featuring 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes documentaries

Read our review for The Amazing Spider-Man


Brave (Cert: PG)
4 stars

A fairytale with a tomboy heroine from animation kings Pixar

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

Extras: All formats feature director’s commentary and two bonus shorts. Blu-ray also includes features on the film’s locations, design and characters, plus extended and deleted scenes, and alternative openings

Read our review for Brave


Ted (Cert: 15)
4 stars

Outlandish comedy from the creator of Family Guy featuring a foul-mouthed, pot-smoking teddy bear 

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray

Extras: Making-of, alternate takes, deleted scenes, gag reel and commentary with director/co-writer Seth McFarlane, writer Alec Sulkin and star Mark Wahlberg

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Magic Mike (Cert: 15)
3 stars

Muscle-man Channing Tatum demonstrates some acting mettle playing a stripper

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray

Extras: Eight minutes of extended dance scenes, “Backstage with Magic Mike” feature, dance play mode (menu to select dance sequences) 

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Sound of My Voice (Cert: 15)
4 stars

A documentary film-making couple fall under a cult’s spell in this psychological thriller

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray

Extras: Only on Blu-ray, which includes a making-of and featurette

Read our review for Sound of My Voice


Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3: Dog Days (Cert: U)
2 stars

Pre-teen romp following the misadventures of wisecracking misfit Greg during his school holidays

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray

Extras: Deleted scenes (with optional director’s commentary), gag reel and theatrical trailer. Blu-ray also includes extra deleted scenes and feature commentary by director David Bowers.


Read our review for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3: Dog Days