Film DVD round-up: The Guard, Killer Elite and The Whistleblower

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

The Guard (Cert: 15)
4 stars


Brendan Gleeson excels as an Irish cop who’s a law unto himself

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray

Extras: Production featurette, out-takes, deleted and extended scenes, plus short film The Second Death directed by John Michael McDonagh

Read our review for The Guard

Killer Elite (Cert: 15)
2 stars

Jason Statham’s bid to free Robert De Niro is compromised by Clive Owen and his shadowy cohorts

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray

Extras: Production featurette and an interview with Jason Statham

Read our Killer Elite review


The Whistleblower (Cert: 15)
3 stars

Rachel Weisz uncovers a sex-trafficking operation in this true-life drama

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray

Extras: Cast and crew interviews

Read our review for The Whistleblower

Other highlights this week:

The InterruptersDVD release for this acclaimed documentary about a group of individuals who intervene in the disputes that occur in their communities

Powder – This middling tale of a pop group’s ascent to fame, based on Kevin “Awaydays” Sampson’s novel, arrives on DVD