Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Age of Adaline, The Tribe: 14 Sept’s new DVDs

Those Avengers reassemble, Blake Lively discovers the secret of youth, and a film to be seen but not heard

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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTON (12)
★★★★

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Marvel collects together its disparate superhero-movie strands for a second time with this all-star extravaganza. This time the villain is one of their own making, an artificial intelligence with a serious axe to grind. And one of our heroes even gets the hots for Hulk.

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


THE AGE OF ADALINE (12)
★★★

Being struck by lightning might usually get you a spot on the local news, but it has quite a different effect on Blake Lively in this time-spanning fantasy. The bolt in question halts our heroine’s ageing process, but what seems like a blessing soon becomes a curse, as she’s forced to conceal her secret. But will an encounter with Michiel Huisman change matters?

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


THE TRIBE (18)
★★★

This acclaimed Ukrainian movie makes for quite the different viewing experience. Performed in sign language and without subtitles, it follows a deaf teenager as he begins at boarding school and is drawn into a life of crime. Think A Prophet meets the late-night Sign Zone and you’re in the right ballpark.

Formats: DVD and download


HARD TO BE A GOD (18)
★★★★

Scientists from Earth attempt to drag an alien planet out of the Dark Ages in this unusual and unsettling Russian sci-fi epic. Brought to the screen by Alexsei German and his like-monickered son, the movie offers an unflinching depiction of an earthy, primitive and violent civilisation. It’s a pretty revolting place to spend a few hours, but this extraordinary film is worth the discomfort. 

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


THE DANCE OF REALITY (18)
★★★★

Fans of barmy South American auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky will rejoice at this, his triumphant return to film after over 20 years in the cinematic wilderness. Here he draws on his own upbringing in Chile to paint a family portrait that’s as rich and strange as you’d expect from the man who brought you El Topo, The Holy Mountain and Santa Sangre. 

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


ALSO RELEASED THIS WEEK

THE SALT OF THE EARTH  ★★★

THE TREATMENT  ★★★★

THE WONDERS  ★★★

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BUTTERCUP BILL  ★★★