Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Babadook, The Book of Life: 16 February’s new DVDs reviewed

In this week’s releases: mutant avengers rise up from the sewer, a child's book takes on a life of its own, and a bullfighter travels across three dimensions

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (12)
★★★

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Those heroes in a half-shell are unleashed once more onto our screens in this CGI-tastic action adventure. It may have been nominated for five Golden Raspberry Awards, but fans of the pizza-loving crime-fighters will no doubt get a kick out of it. A sequel is already in the pipeline for next year.

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and download


THE BABADOOK (15)
★★★★

A child’s bedtime read ushers in an all-too-real nightmare in this Aussie horror. Working single mother Essie Davis has enough on her plate with her troubled six-year-old son before things start getting really freaky when the bogeyman from a book starts exerting its influence on the human realm. Or is it just the boy’s doing? Or maybe his mum’s fragile mind playing tricks? Whatever the explanation, this one is guaranteed to give you the heebeegeebees.

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


THE BOOK OF LIFE (U)
★★★★

This eye-popping animated tale draws on Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations to weave its tale of love, life, the afterlife and the strange places in between. There’s no shortage of rich and strange fantasy creations, but the emphasis is very much on fun rather than scares.

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and download


NO MANIFESTO: A FILM ABOUT MANIC STREET PREACHERS (E)
★★★

You… Love… Them! Everybody’s favourite rabble-rousing rockers come under the spotlight in this DIY documentary. Candid band interviews mix with fan testimonials and a wealth of archive to give a telling insight into a group who have outlasted their contemporaries and continue to outgun the competition.

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


KEEPING ROSY (15)
★★★

This home-grown thriller features a gutsy turn from Shameless’s Maxine Peake and a surprising one from Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison in a less-than-comedic role. Peake plays a white-collar workaholic driven to desperate measures after a bad day at the office turns into something much worse, while Harrison is the security guard who may or may not be party to a dark secret she’s trying to cover up.

Formats: DVD and download


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