Film DVD round-up: The Hunger Games, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Albert Nobbs and Piranha 3DD

This week's releases include a violent teen phenomenon, a sweet comedy drama, a period piece, and killer fish

The Hunger Games (Cert: DVD 12, Blu-ray 15)
4 stars


The worldwide phenomenon, based on the bestselling novel by Suzanne Collins. 

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray

Extras include: Eight-part making of documentary ‘The World Will Be Watching’, ‘A Conversation with Gary Ross and Elvis Mitchell’, cast featurettes and a Suzanne Collins documentary. The Blu-ray includes the extended, 15-certificate cut of the film.  

Read our review for The Hunger Games

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (Cert: 12)
4 stars

Paul Torday’s novel is given a warm and entertaining adaptation by Chocolat director Lasse Hallström. 

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray

Extras include: Two featurettes – ‘Miracles Happen: Making Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’, and ‘The Fisherman in the Middle East: Novelist Paul Torday’.

Read our review for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Albert Nobbs (Cert: 12)
4 stars

A woman poses as a male waiter in 19th Century Dublin. Starring Glenn Close.

Formats: DVD

Extras: Deleted scenes and interviews with Glenn Close, Aaron Johnson, director Rodrigo Garcia and co-writer John Banville amongst others. 

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Piranha 3DD
4 stars

Gory comedy horror sequel in which deadly fish attack a water park. 

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray (Blu-ray includes 3D edition).

Extras include: Feature commentary by director John Gulager, producer Joel Soisson, and co-writer Marcus Dunsten and featurettes – ‘The Story Behind the DD’ and ‘The Hofftastic World of David Hasselhoff’. 

Read our review for Piranha 3DD

Also out this week:

Jaws (Blu-ray)

Spielberg’s classic is given a meticulous restoration for its first HD outing. 

[REC]3: Genesis (DVD & Blu-ray)

Wedding guests get infected in this bloody horror sequel 

African Cats (DVD & Blu-ray)


Disney nature documentary about a group of big cats.