Film DVD round-up: The Adventures of Tintin, Moneyball, Tower Heist, Resistance

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


The Adventures of Tintin: the Secret of the Unicorn (Cert: PG)
3 stars


The intrepid boy reporter is given a CGI makeover in Spielberg’s adventure

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

Extras: The DVD includes two production featurettes, while the Blu-ray boasts a further nine, encompassing the design, score, animation, characters and more

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Moneyball (Cert: 12)
4 stars

Brad Pitt plays the numbers game as he turns his baseball team’s fortunes around

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray

Extras: The DVD has 11 minutes of deleted scenes, a short blooper reel, plus featurettes looking at the story behind the film and how the baseball scenes were shot. The Blu-ray also includes insider looks at the film’s casting and screenplay

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Tower Heist (Cert: 12)
3 stars

Ben Stiller and his fellow disgruntled employees go to extreme lengths to claim back their dues

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

Extras: The DVD includes a commentary from the film-makers, deleted scenes, a gag reel and two alternative endings, while the Blu-ray adds a video diary and extra production featurettes

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Resistance (Cert: PG)
2 stars

A Welsh community finds itself occupied by Nazi forces in this wartime drama starring Michael Sheen

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray

Extras: Commentary and several production featurettes


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Machine Gun Preacher (Cert: 18)
2 stars

Gerard Butler plays the gun-toting missionary in a surprising true-life tale

Formats: DVD and Double Play (DVD and Blu-ray)

Extras: None

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Also out this week:

Take Shelter – Is the world going crazy or is it just Michael Shannon? This compelling psychological thriller arrives on DVD and Blu-ray

SnowtownDVD and Blu-ray release for this powerhouse Aussie serial-killer drama
Weekend – Two very different men are drawn together in this romantic drama, on DVD and Blu-ray
Trespass – Twisting hostage thriller starring Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman, out on DVD and Double Play
1911 – Jackie Chan leads a revolution in his 100th film, available on DVD and Blu-ray

Dreams of a Life – Fascinating documentary about a woman whose dead body was left undiscovered in her flat for three years, on DVD

The Devils – Ken Russell’s notorious tale of religious hysteria in 17th-century France, available for the first time in its original version on DVD