Film DVD round-up: My Week with Marilyn, Jane Eyre, The Help and Breaking Dawn Part One

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

My Week with Marilyn (Cert: 15)
4 stars


Michelle Williams plays the screen siren in this behind-the-scenes romance based on Colin Clark’s controversial memoir

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray

Extras: Commentary from director Simon Curtis and the 18-minute featurette documentary The Untold Story of an American Icon

Read our review for My Week with Marilyn


Jane Eyre (Cert: PG)
3 stars

Mia Wasikowska’s Jane is captivated by Michael Fassbender’s Mr Rochester in the latest take on Brontë’s classic

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

Extras: Feature commentary from director Cary Fukunaga, deleted scenes and a few short featurettes

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The Help (Cert: 12)
3 stars

Oscar-winning adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s bestseller about three women who strike up an unlikely friendship

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray

Extras: The DVD includes deleted scenes and a music video, while the Blu-ray adds a production featurette plus In Their Own Words: A Tribute to the Maids of Mississippi

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Breaking Dawn Part One (Cert: 12)
2 stars

Twilight twosome Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) get hitched… but then there’s a glitch

Formats: Single-disc DVD, Two-disc DVD and Double Play (DVD and Blu-ray)

Extras: The single-disc DVD includes a feature commentary from director Bill Condon, while the two-disc DVD and Blu-ray also include an in-depth making-of documentary, a look at Taylor Lautner’s character and a special “wedding video” featurette

Read our review for Breaking Dawn Part One

Straw Dogs (Cert: 18)
2 stars

Sam Peckinpah’s notorious thriller is given a glossy makeover and relocated to the Deep South

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray

Extras: Commentary from writer/director Rod Lurie and several production featurettes

Read our review for Straw Dogs

Also out this week:

Parked – Colm Meaney stars as a man who lives in his car in this quirky Irish drama, on DVD

The Decoy Bride – A speedy transition to DVD for this Brit romcom starring David Tennant and Kelly Macdonald

The Bodyguard – The late Whitney Houston gets all Kevin Costner’s attention in this guilty pleasure, new to Blu-ray