Fifty Shades of Grey, Blackhat, Blind: 22 June’s new DVDs

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson play master and servant, Chris Hemsworth tracks a cyber terrorist and a Norwegian woman learns to cope without her eyesight

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FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (18)
★★

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The teaser trailer for this adaptation of the bookshelf-friendly bondage bestseller became the most viewed of 2014. The film itself may have not quite lived up to all that expectation, but this is a franchise that’s not going away in a hurry. First sequel Fifty Shades Darker is set for release in 2017.


BLACKHAT (15)
★★

Thor’s Chris Hemsworth loses the big hammer and Viking-like swagger here to play a computer hacker – albeit one that happens to have a seriously impressive bod. Forget the narrative inconsistencies and the fact that Heat director Michael Mann should be doing much better, and you might find yourself swept up in the whole race-against-time story about the hunt for a cyber terrorist.

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


BLIND (15)
★★★★

Nothing is quite as it seems in this unusual feature debut from Scandi writer/director Eskil Vogt, in which a woman develops her own coping mechanisms to deal with losing her sight. Confined to her flat, Ellen Dorrit Petersen channels her frustrations into fiction, and that’s where the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur.

Formats: DVD and download


DIOR AND I (12A)
★★★

Joining the long parade of recent fashion-related documentaries (The September Issue, Mademoiselle C, Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s) this candidly shot film throws open the doors of the Dior fashion house, as Raf Simons takes up the position of artistic director. Tasked with putting together his first show in just eight weeks, this could make or break him.

Formats: DVD and download


STONEHEARST ASYLUM (15)
★★

In this loose adaptation of an Edgar Allen Poe short story, Ben Kingsley dusts down his performance from Shutter Island to play the superintendent of a lunatic asylum (or is he?), with Michael Caine as the guy who claims he’s really in charge (or is he?), while Jim Sturgess is the visiting physician trying to work out what’s going on, who’s telling the truth and why Kate Beckinsale is in there.  

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


REISSUES OF THE WEEK

THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS  ★★★★  Category-defying musical black comedy horror from Takashi Miike, available on a new dual-format release from Arrow.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING  ★★★★★  Albert Finney portrays Nottingham’s angriest young man. Part of a collection of BFI restored classics. 

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THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM ★★★★ Frank Sinatra is itching for a fix in Otto Preminger’s jazz-tinged drama.