Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Christmas DVD Guide. Our Guide to the Year's Best DVDs for Filling Those Christmas Stockings

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Christmas DVD Guide. Our Guide to the Year's Best DVDs for Filling Those Christmas Stockings

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The Dark Knight (Cert 12, 146 mins, Warner Home Video, DVD pounds 22.99/Batman Double Pack DVD pounds 29.99/Blu-ray pounds 26.99/Batman Double Pack Blu-ray pounds 39.99) Heath Ledger delivers a powerhouse performance as The Joker in Christopher Nolan's brooding sequel to Batman Begins, pitting millionaire Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) against the demented clown and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart).

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (Cert 12,117 mins, Paramount Home Entertainment, DVD pounds 24.99/Complete Collection DVD Box Set pounds 44.99/Blu-ray pounds 29.99) The man in the fedora is back! Indiana (Harrison Ford), sidekick Mutt (Shia LaBeouf) and old flame Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) race against villainous Soviet agent Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett) to locate a legendary crystal skull.

Iron Man (Cert 12, 121 mins, Paramount Home Entertainment, DVD pounds 19.99/two-disc DVD pounds 24.99/Blu-ray pounds 29.99) A billionaire industrialist (Robert Downey Jr) battles against a former business ally (Jeff Bridges) with the help of his sexy assistant (Gwyneth Paltrow) in Jon Favreau's rollicking comic book romp, boasting strong performances and thrilling action sequences.

Kung Fu Panda (Cert PG, 88 mins, Paramount Home Entertainment, DVD pounds 19.99/two-disc DVD pounds 24.99/Blu-ray pounds 29.99) Overweight panda Po (voiced by Jack Black) discovers his destiny as a martial arts master in DreamWorks Animation's best film since Shrek, co-starring Dustin Hoffman as the bear's despairing mentor.

WALL-E (Cert U, 94 mins, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, DVD pounds 20.99/Blu-ray pounds 26.99) Pixar's latest masterpiece is a magical, out-of-this world love story, distinguished by amazingly detailed visuals, about an outdated waste disposal droid whose circuit boards go into meltdown for a sleek search-bot.

The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Cert PG, 143 mins, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, DVD pounds 20.99/Narnia double pack DVD pounds 22.99/Blu-ray pounds 26.99) Peter (William Moseley), Susan (Anna Popplewell), Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Hensley) return to Narnia to help exiled heir Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) reclaim his throne in an action-packed sequel, including appearances from Asian and Tilda Swinton's Witch. …

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