The Maze Runner, Enemy, Dracula Untold: 9 February’s new DVDs reviewed

In this week’s releases: Dylan O'Brien is lost in a labyrinth, Jake Gyllenhaal is beside himself and Luke Evans vamps it up

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THE MAZE RUNNER (12)
★★★★

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Filling that Hunger Games-sized gap in your life comes another adventure that sees a group of youngsters (including Dylan O’Brien and Will Poulter) pitched in a life-or-death game of survival. Author James Dashner has penned two sequels (and a prequel), so begin the journey now if you want to keep up. The next film adaptation, The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, is in cinemas in the autumn.

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


ENEMY (15)
★★★★

Jake Gyllenhaal reteams with Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve for this moody and mysterious film, which sees a college lecturer chasing his own doppelgänger through a warped vision of Toronto. There’s more than a touch of David Lynch-like weirdness about proceedings, and those of an arachnophobic disposition may wish to have a cushion handy to hide behind.

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


DRACULA UNTOLD (15)
★★

In this horror origins story, Luke Evans plays Vlad III Tepes, aka Vlad the Impaler, the man who would be Dracula. How he becomes the garlic-dodging Lord of the Undead is revealed in a story that finds him striking a bargain with the forces of darkness (never a wise move) in order to protect his family and Transylvanian countrymen from invading Turks.

Evans talked to RT about the film, which you can read here.

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download 


MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT (12)
★★

Woody Allen is back on European soil for this period piece, which sees Colin Firth attempting to debunk mystic Emma Stone on the French Riviera. Frothy fun rather than an outright Allen classic (he does set the bar pretty high), this will keep you ticking over until the ever-prolific director’s next film, Irrational Man (also starring Stone), is released later in the year.

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS (15)
★★

Hitting middle age does strange things to menfolk. Some set about grappling with the meaning of life itself, while others contend themselves with buying a flashy sports car. Simon Pegg falls into the former category in this comedy, as he embarks on a globe-trotting odyssey to figure things out. If you’re experiencing similar existential qualms, watching this may well save you a few quid on therapy/air fares/motor insurance.

Format: DVD, Blu-ray and download


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