DVDs released this month
PUBLISHED: 14:54 15 March 2006 | UPDATED: 08:59 24 May 2010
DVDs out this month include: Flightplan, The Constant Gardener, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Goal! Lord Of War, The Brothers Grimm, Revolver
FLIGHTPLAN - Released on March 20.JODIE Foster turns in another superb performance as a panic-stricken mother in this edge-of-the-seat thriller.She plays Kyle Pratt, a recently widowed aircraft designer who must fly herself and her daughter back from Berlin to America in order to bury her late husband.When she awakes from a much-needed nap, she realises to her horror that her six-year-old daughter Julia is missing. Kyle initially thinks her daughter may have wandered off, but mild panic turns to full-scale hysteria when, after an exhaustive search, Julia is nowhere to be found on the plane. More worryingly, it emerges that Julia was never even registered as a passenger on the flight. With nobody on board confirming that they had seen her, you will be left guessing as to whether this is all a figment of Kyle's strained state of mind. Tense action follows as Kyle must rely on her own instincts to save herself and find her daughter. HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE - Released on March 20THE teenage wizard is back in the latest instalment of his schooldays at Hogwarts - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Adapted from the longest of the first four books and on its third director, the series continues with Harry's fourth year. Beset with nightmares of two men plotting murders, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) goes to see the Quidditch World Cup with friend Ron Weasley for some light relief. However, the 'dark mark' appears over the stadium, heralding the forthcoming rising of the dark lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes).Back at Hogwarts, it is announced the school will host the Tri-Wizard Tournament and inevitably Harry is chosen as one of the competitors.Once again Harry will have to face his greatest challenges to date as he takes on wizards from two other schools, the forces of evil in the shape of the re-born Voldemort and tries to decipher the meaning behind his nightmares. GOAL! - Released on March 6. WHEN Santiago Munez (Kuno Becker) crosses the Mexican border into America at the age of 10, he dreams of becoming a footballer. Little does he know that his dreams will lead to him become part of one of the most famous football teams in the world.Goal! follows a lad growing up in Los Angeles, doing menial jobs and gaining a little pleasure from playing with a local team.When an occasional scout spots him at a match and recognises Santiago's skill and determination he takes him to play in the Premiership at one of the most historical grounds in the game, St James' Park.Now, despite the many obstacles thrown in his way, Santiago must prove that playing for Newcastle United is his destiny. THE CONSTANT GARDENER - Released on March 13.BASED on the best-selling John le Carre novel, The Constant Gardener traces the efforts of a widower determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle (Rachel Weisz) is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa's widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), will leave the matter to them. They could not be more wrong. Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumours of his late wife's infidelities, Quayle surprises everyone by embarking on a personal odyssey that will take him across three continents. Using his privileged access to diplomatic secrets, he will risk his own life, stopping at nothing to uncover and expose the truth - a conspiracy more far-reaching and deadly than Quayle could ever have imagined. THE BROTHERS GRIMM - Released on March 13.FAIRY tale becomes reality in Terry Gilliam's latest entertaining adventure.The Brothers Grimm, starring Matt Damon and Heath Ledger, is written by Ehren Kruger (The Ring) and was shot around Prague.Damon and Ledger star as brothers Jake and Will Grimm who have made a living out of travelling from village to village and so-called ridding the locals of their monsters and demons.However, their bluff is called when they are made to investigate a haunted forest by Napoleon's French government.The film follows their adventures as they become entangled with heroes, witches, and trolls and experience both evil and true love. LORD OF WAR - Released on March 6.HOLLYWOOD superstar Nicolas Cage is back to his unpredictable best in the explosive Lord of War.Cage plays Yuri Orlov, a young Ukranian immigrant who seizes his slice of the American Dream by selling an Uzi. This triggers Yuri's brilliant arms dealing career and, over the next 25 years, he sells guns around the world "to every army but the Salvation Army." Yuri's suits become as sharp as his patter when business booms in the chaotic aftermath of the Cold War. His only obstacles are his junkie brother's wavering morality (Jared Leto), the one relentless Interpol cop he cannot pay-off (Ethan Hawke), his trophy wife (Bridget Moynahan), who may not turn a blind eye forever, old school rival death merchant (Ian Holm) and a psychotic African dictator (Eamonn Walker) whose pleasure is the business of war. But, ultimately, Yuri's greatest danger comes from his lifelong enemy... his conscience. REVOLVER - Released on March 6.FROM the director of Snatch and Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels comes Revolver, the story of a gambler who wants revenge after doing time in solitary confinement.The story, written and directed by Guy Ritchie, follows Jake Green (Jason Statham), a man who wants payback for taking the rap for crime boss and casino owner Dorothy Macha (Ray Liotta).Jake, after adopting some cons he learned from some fellow jailbirds, has become a hotshot Las Vegas gambler, a man rarely allowed to play in the casinos because he's a winner. Jake has taken in so much money, in fact, that he's the only client of his accountant and older brother, Billy.Taking his skills to Macha's casino, Jake, Billy and their other brother Joe are invited to sit in on a private game. Macha is sitting in on the game, too. Although he's a terrible player his fearsome reputation always ensures he comes out on top.But that is not Jake's style. Not only does he beat Dorothy, he humiliates him in the process. As a result, Macha puts out a hit on Jake,who ends up working for and being protected by a pair of brothers, Avi and Zack, who are also out to take Dorothy down.