This Week's DVDs
It's quite a big week in the world of DVD releases we've taken a close look at two of the movies making their way onto DVD and Blu-ray this week.
First up this week is the release of the latest James Bond film Skyfall. This one was directed by 'American Beauty' director Sam Mendes, and was generally considered by critics to be a high point in the Bond franchise. Now in his third outing as the secret agent, Daniel Craig is faced with his most menacing villain yet in the form of Raoul Silva, menacingly brought to life by Javier Bardem.
Silva is intent on exacting revenge on Bond's boss and MI6 chief M (once again played by Judi Dench) and will stop at nothing until he kills her. Can Bond save the day once more?
Beautifully shot and with a tight script that doesn't meander into the cheesiness of old Bond films, Skyfall manages to reinvigorate the series after the mess that was Quantum of Solace and leaves the Bond franchise looking very healthy for the future as-well as making sure it tips its hat to the past as-well.
Special features are rather thin on the ground so perhaps a special edition is planned for the future.
Picture Credit: Fox Searchlight
Marketed as 'The festival hit of the year', The Sessions has managed to score itself an Oscar Nomination, Helen Hunt finds herself shortlisted in the Best Supporting Actress category and whilst she'll probably find herself losing out to Anne Hathaway on Oscar night, The Sessions is still worth a watch.
The film's plot centres around a man confined to an iron lung (John Hawkes) who is approaching 40 years old. He decides that it's time that he lost his virginity and with thanks to a host of therapists and his priests, he sets out to turn his wish into reality.
Despite the subject matter the film is remarkably uplifting and presents Hawkes' world in an optimistic light.
On board the DVD you'll find special features like 'John Hawkes becomes Mark O' Brien', 'Helen Hunt as the Sex Surrogate' and 'The Women Who Loved Mark O' Brien'. There are also extra features on the Blu-ray such as Deleted scenes and 'A session with the cast'.