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Optimum in June - Updated

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

1st June 2009

The London Box-Set - To coincide with the GLA festival celebrating “The Story of London”, Optimum will be releasing this box-set of films that feature diverse post-War London locations from the 50s and 60s and which explore quintessentially London themes – from dockside interracial romance in the post-Windrush years, to heart-stopping chases through the streets of Soho or the labyrinthine Underground network. The Pool of London, Sammy Lee and The Yellow Balloon are all UK DVD Premieres, and the collection is rounded out by much-loved historical and architectural document The London Nobody Knows, on a disc with whimsical Les Bicyclettes de Belsize. There are no extras.

The Wrestler - Details here.

8th June 2009

Odette - £15.99 RRP - Herbert Wilcox directs the moving true story of a French-born heroine, Odette Hallowes (Anna Neagle). A barebones release, the film is presented in 1.33:1 with Mono 2.0 audio.

Dunkirk - Released last year as part of the Richard Attenborough Screen Icons Box-set, Dunkirk is given a separate single-disc release alongside Odette.

22nd June 2009

Bulldog Drummond Classics - Two films available to buy individually: Bulldog Drummond At Bay and Return of Bulldog Drummond. There are no extras. RRP is £15.99 each.

Ealing Collection Classics - Three films available to buy individually: Keep Your Seats Please, Nine Men and Painted Boats. There are no extras.

Electra Glide in Blue - Directed by James William Guercio, this crime thriller stars Robert Blake, Billy “Green” Bush and Mitchell Ryan. Features are TBC.

Hardware (Special Edition) - Makings its UK DVD and Blu-ray premiere, Richard Stanley’s cult classic debuts as a Special Edition with the following extras:

  • Audio commentary with Richard Stanley & Paul Trijbits
  • Deleted, Extended & Behind the Scenes
  • Sea of Perdition
  • The Early Days Richard Stanley Super 8 Movies
  • The Voice of The Moon
  • Original Hardware Promo

A Hill in Korea - £15.99 RRP – This British war drama stars George Baker, Stanley Baker, Robert Shaw and Michael Caine in his first credited screen role. There are no extras.

Lost Continent - £15.99 RRP - Hammer studios crafts a gothic fantasy from Dennis Wheatley’s novel “Uncharted Seas”. A barebones release, the film is presented in 1.85:1 with English 2.0 Mono audio.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona - Details here.

29th June 2009

American Teen - £17.99 RRP - This Sundance hit follows the lives of five teenagers- a jock, a popular girl, a heartthrob, an artsy girl and a geek - in one small town in Indiana through their senior year of high school. Features include:
  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 Stereo
  • Interview with Hannah Bailey and Megan Kritzmanich
  • Interview with Colin Clemens, Mitch Reinholt and Jake Tustin

A Rage in Harlem - Former supermodel Robin Givens makes her feature debut as smouldering vamp Imabelle in this adaptation of Chester Hines acclaimed noir novel. Features are TBC.

Bloody Mama - Roger Corman wraps a Jacobean tragedy in a gangster movie as he presents the sordid true saga of Kate “Ma” Barker and her four sons, brutal criminals who terrorized Depression-era America. Features are TBC.

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