Film DVD round-up: X-Men: First Class, The Tree of Life, Everything Must Go and Bad Teacher

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


X-Men: First Class (Cert: 12)
4 stars


James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender head this stylish reboot of the superhero franchise

Formats: Double Play (DVD and digital download), and Triple Play (Blu-ray, DVD and digital download)
Extras: The DVD includes five deleted scenes, while the Blu-ray also boasts a “mutant database”, production featurettes and more scenes that didn’t make the film

Read our X-Men: First Class review

The Tree of Life (Cert: 12)

4 stars

Ambitious, Palme d’Or winning drama with Brad Pitt and Sean Penn

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray
Extras: The Blu-ray includes a 30-minute documentary about the film

Read our review of The Tree of Life

Everything Must Go (Cert: 15)
4 stars

Boozy Will Ferrell hits rock bottom in this comedy drama

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray
Bad Teacher (Cert: 15)
2 stars

Comedy in which Cameron Diaz sets a very poor example

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray
Extras: Out-takes, deleted scenes and a featurette hosted by Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake

Other highlights this week:

The Way – Emilio Estevez directs father Martin Sheen in a redemptive tale (DVD)
Talihina Sky: the Story of Kings of Leon – Revealing music documentary about the hillbilly rockers (DVD and Blu-ray)
The Princess of Montpensier – Lavish French period epic with Melanie Thierry (DVD and Blu-ray)
The Conversation – Special edition of Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal 70s thriller. More Coppola releases are on their way in November
The Russ Meyer Collection – The irrepressible king of the skin flicks is collected in a 13-disc DVD boxed set


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