Legend, 99 Homes, Paper Planes, The Friends of Eddie Coyle: 25 January’s new DVDs

Tom Hardy is double trouble — but he’s good to his mum, Andrew Garfield faces a moral meltdown, Ed Oxenbould creases up, and Mitchum’s looking over his shoulder

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LEGEND (18)
★★★

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A neat bit of trickery allows Tom Hardy to play dual roles in this biographical drama about notorious gangsters the Kray twins. Not that you can see the join as he manages to create two very distinct, but equally terrifying, characters.

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


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99 HOMES (15)
★★★

Andrew Garfield stars in this topical drama as a man faced with putting his principles aside and working for a ruthless property developer in an attempt to save the family home after his mum falls behind with the mortgage payments.

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


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PAPER PLANES (U)
★★★

An enjoyable, if tad corny, entry into the not exactly overcrowded film genre of paper folding. Ed Oxenbould stars as the kid with a chance of glory at the World Paper Plane Throwing Competition but has to deal with personal problems at home first. Who said there’s nothing new in cinema?

Formats: DVD and download


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THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE (15)
★★★★

A Masters of Cinema dual format release for this drama starring Robert Mitchum as a small-time hoodlum who becomes a target after betraying fellow mobsters to the police.

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


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ALSO RELEASED THIS WEEK

THE FEAR OF 13 ★★★★ Compelling documentary that focuses on the life of Nicholas Yarris, a prisoner on Death Row.

A TOUCH OF ZEN ★★★★ A special three-disc Masters of Cinema release for this multi-layered martial arts epic that includes some suitably tantalising extras.

THE CARRIER ★★ The survivors of a worldwide pandemic take to the skies in a stolen 747 but are they safe?

TANGERINES ★★★★ A civil war upsets life in an idyllic rural village.

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