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Optimum in April

Below is a look at what titles Optimum Home Entertainment have coming to UK DVD in April 2009...

6th April 2009

Catholic Boys - £17.99 RRP – This feel-good coming of age comedy starring ‘80s brat-packer Andrew McCarthy arrives on DVD with no extras.

The Winslow Boy - £17.99 RRP – Adapted for the screen by Terence Rattigan from his own play, The Winslow Boy is the story of a father’s fight to clear his son’s name. Presented in 1.66:1 with English 2.0 Mono audio, the only extra is the original trailer.

The Signal - Details here.

13th April 2009

Gonzo - £17.99 RRP – Alex Gibney’s documentary on Hunter S Thompson comes to DVD with the following features:

  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • Director’s Commentary
  • Extended Interviews
  • Extended & Deleted Scenes
  • Ralph Steadman drawings
  • UK exclusive Alex Gibney interview
  • Wayward & Weary featurette about tribute song by Tift Merritt
  • Gallery
  • Trailer

Lady in White (Director’s Cut) - The director’s cut version of this thriller written and directed by Frank LaLoggia comes to DVD with 5.1 sound, audio commentary, director’s introduction to the film, deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes (both with director’s intro) and the original trailer.

The Red Riding Trilogy - Details here.

27th April 2009

Ealing Classics - Three titles under the Ealing Studios banner, My Learned Friend, For Those in Peril and Trouble Brewing are priced at £15.99 RRP each. Extras are TBC.

Odds Against Tomorrow - £15.99 RRP – Ed Begley, Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan and Shelley Winters star in this crime thriller directed by Robert Wise. A barebones release, the film is presented in 1.33:1 with English 2.0 Mono audio.

The Small Back Room - £15.99 RRP - From Powell and Pressburger, The Small Back Room is the story of the troubled love affair between a tormented back room scientist and a beautiful secretary, told against a background of ministerial intrigue and empire-building. Presented in 1.33:1 with English 2.0 Mono audio, there are no extras.

Sometimes a Great Notion - £15.99 RRP - Directed by Paul Newman and adapted from the novel of the same name by Ken Kesey, the film stars Henry Fonda and Paul Newman as the heads of a modern-day Oregon logging family who refuse to join their town in a lumber strike. Presented in 2.35:1 with English 2.0 Mono audio, the only extra is the original trailer.

Western Classics - Six titles priced at £15.99 RRP each: Bad Jim, Barquero, Billy Two Hats, The Glory Guys, Gunfight At Dodge City and The King and Four Queens. Extras are TBC.

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