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Outcast (Cert 18, 94 mins, Momentum Pictures Home Entertainment, DVD pounds 12.99, Horror/Thriller)\ A BLOODTHIRSTY beast stalks a Scottish housing estate in Colm McCarthy's grisly horror. Mysterious Irish traveller Mary (Kate Dickie) arrives on the estate with her son Fergal (Niall Bruton) and performs an incantation to prevent evil from tracking them to their dingy flat. While the young man falls under the spell of local girl Petronella (Hannah Stanbridge), trackers Cathal (James Nesbitt) and Liam (Ciaran McMenamin) successfully follow a trail of clues to the estate. Their arrival coincides with a series of brutal slayings, carried out by a crazed animal with an insatiable hunger for human blood. Certified Copy (Copie Confirme) (Cert 12, 102 mins, Artificial Eye, DVD pounds 15.99/Blu-ray pounds 19.99, Drama/Romance) Juliette Binoche was the surprise winner of the Best Actress prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in this meditative drama written and directed by Abbas Kiarostami, which draws parallels with Before Sunrise.

Celebrated British author James Miller (William Shimell) visits Tuscany to promote his new book, The Certified Copy. In the town, he meets French gallery owner Elle (Binoche) and the pair become friends, sharing their views on life and art as they tour the picturesque region, allowing some of the locals to believe they are husband and wife.

Derren Brown - Enigma (Cert 15, 75 mins, 4DVD, DVD pounds 19.99/Live Collection DVD Box Set pounds 29.99, Special Interest) Recorded live at the New Wimbledon Theatre in London during a sold-out tour, this specially televised show pits illusionist Derren Brown's infamous skills against an audience who don't know what to expect. Over the course of the evening, he manages to read people's minds, encourages a young woman under his influence to wander through the auditorium and summons supernatural forces to the stage. A three-disc DVD box set, comprising the live shows Something Wicked This Way Comes, An Evening Of Wonders and Enigma, is also available.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jan 14, 2011
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