Film DVD round-up: Rio, Mother’s Day and The Conspirator

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


Rio (Cert: U)
4 stars


Colourful, samba-infused animation about a neurotic pet macaw brought back to the wild

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

Extras: DVD includes an introduction from Blu the macaw, a deleted scene and music video, while there’s plenty more featurettes and games on the Blu-ray

Read our Rio review

Mother’s Day (Cert: 18)

4 stars

Rebecca De Mornay’s sadistic family gatecrash a housewarming party

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray
Extras: Interviews with cast and crew, on-set footage and trailer


Read our Mother’s Day review

The Conspirator (Cert: 12)
3 stars

James McAvoy defends a woman accused of President Lincoln’s assassination

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray
Extras: DVD includes a commentary from Robert Redford, production and historical featurettes and a photo gallery, while the Blu-ray adds the documentary Plot to Kill Lincoln

Read our review of The Conspirator

Other highlights this week:

Holy Rollers – Crime drama with Jesse Eisenberg as a Hasidic Jew selling drugs

Straw Dogs – Slick remake of Sam Peckinpah’s controversial thriller. The original also receives a 40th-anniversary edition release this week on DVD/Blu-ray

Jurassic Park trilogy – The reanimated dinosaurs rampage their way onto Blu-ray in a six-disc set. Read our review of the original film

The Bed Sitting Room – Quirky 1960s British comedy featuring Pete ‘n’ Dud, released on DVD and Blu-ray as part of the BFI Flipside series