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Doctor Who - The Rescue & The Romans (Cert U, 168 mins, BBC DVD, DVD pounds 29.99, Sci-Fi/Drama/Action) TWO-disc set comprising the two-part story The Rescue and the four-part adventure The Romans, both originally broadcast in spring 1965. The Doctor (William Hartnell) and companions Barbara (Jacqueline Hill) and Ian (William Russell) arrive on the planet Dido where two stranded survivors of a crash-landing are being menaced by a deadly creature called the Koquillion. In the second story, the TARDIS takes the timelord to Rome 64 AD, where the Doctor becomes embroiled in a plot involving Emperor Nero (Derek Francis). DVD Extras: Director, actors and designer commentaries, Mounting The Rescue featurette, What Has The Romans Ever Done For Us? featurette, Roma Parva featurette, Dennis Spooner, Wanna Write A Television Series? featurette, Blue Peter segment, photo galleries, Coming Soon trailers, PDF material.

Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder (Cert 12, 88 mins, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, DVD pounds 15.99/Blu-ray pounds 28.99, Sci-Fi/Comedy) IN THIS fourth and final feature-length film based on Matt Groening's popular animated series, Fry gains psychic abilities after a freak construction accident and battles against dark forces, which could disrupt the forthcoming Green Age. Meanwhile, Bender's hardware overheats when he falls in love with the wrong fembot and Leela goes on the run from the government. DVD Extras: Director and writers commentary, Storyboard Animatic: Into The Wild Green Yonder, Part 1, Matt Groening And David X. Cohen in Space! featurette, How We Make Futurama So Good featurette, Louder! Louder!: The Acting Technique Of Penn Jillette featurette, Golden Stinkers: A Treasury Of Deleted Scenes, How To Draw Futurama In 10 Very Difficult Steps featurette, 3D Models With Animator discussion, Bender's Movie Theater Etiquette featurette, Zapp Brannigan's Guide To Making Love At A Woman, Easter Eggs; Blu-ray: director and writers commentary, Storyboard Animatic: Into The Wild Green Yonder, Part 1, Matt Groening And David X. Cohen in Space! featurette, How We Make Futurama So Good featurette, Louder! Louder!: The Acting Technique Of Penn Jillette featurette, Golden Stinkers: A Treasury Of Deleted Scenes, How To Draw Futurama In 10 Very Difficult Steps featurette, 3D Models With Animator discussion, Bender's Movie Theater Etiquette featurette, Zapp Brannigan's Guide To Making Love At A Woman, Easter Eggs, Video PiP with commentary.

City Of Men (Cidade Dos Homens) (Cert 15, 102 mins, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, DVD pounds 15.99/Double DVD set pounds 15.99, Drama) Set in the same crime-riddled slums of Rio de Janeiro as the Oscar-nominated City Of God (Cidade De Deus), Paulo Morelli's film revolves around two friends, Acerola (Douglas Silva), aka Ace, and Laranjinha (Darlan Cunha), aka Wallace, who live in the same favela. While Ace is married, with a wife, Cris (Camila Monteiro), and baby son, Wallace is still trying to find his place in the world, haunted by the abandonment of his father. In order to obtain an ID card, Wallace tracks down his old man with the help of Ace, but Heraldo (Rodrigo dos Santos) is reluctant to face this ghost from the past. However, a tender relationship gradually forms between the two generations, only to be threatened by the local turf war instigated by hoodlum Madrugadao (Jonathan Haagensen). A two-disc DVD set comprising City Of God (Cidade De Deus) and City Of Men (Cidade Dos Homens) is also available. DVD Extras: Building A City Of Men featurette.
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