Burdened by the weight of previous film versions, Spider-Man: Homecoming still manages to tell a fresh new story, with decent characters and fluid integration into the MCU, and with a stellar 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release.
Disney's live-action retread of its classic animated feature Beauty and the Beast is a hit and miss affair that fails to compete with either the original or innovative live-action spin-offs like Maleficent.
Jon Favreau's live action vision of the original Kipling tale is certainly a labour of love, marrying visual majesty with impassioned performances, imbued with the same magic that made Disney's classic animation so beloved.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Cut Blu-ray Review
by Cas Harlow
There’s something undeniably seminal about pairing up DC’s two biggest hitters and even if the Ultimate Cut doesn't smooth out all the myriad flaws, this is an impressive Blu-ray release for a milestone event film.
Title-changes aside, this is another great effort from Disney, delivering smart laughs and colourful but clever chaos and once again hitting home with the young and old. And the Steelbook Blu-ray release is a stunner inside and out.
The sequel to Olympus Has Fallen fails to even deliver retro 80s-style one-man-army action in a world of shifting geo-political landscapes. At least the Blu-ray is solid, even if there is no DTS:X track in the UK.
A rare and elusive remake/reboot/spin-off which not only stays faithful to its legacy but also forges its own compelling path, Creed could very well be the start of its own memorable franchise, and it's Blu-ray release is a knockout.
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Blu-ray Review
by Cas Harlow
Undoubtedly better than anybody could have ever expected, this resoundingly good reboot breathes new life into the Star Wars franchise, and Disney's Blu-ray release continues to impress as it hits UK shores.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Blu-ray Review
by Cas Harlow
Although the flaws only further emphasise the fact that these two parts could have been combined into one, Mockingjay Part 2 remains a fitting enough conclusion to a solid franchise and this is a good, if not exceptional, release to close things out.
Blending a Land Before Time setting and theme with a typically innovative Pixar twist or two, their latest animated feature makes for a top tier Blu-ray release with superb video, audio and extras as well as an impressive steelbook package to boot.
There’s some strong world-building here, so it's a shame to realise that the flawed efforts of the director and unrealistic enthusiasms of the star have probably killed this franchise before it even got started.
Thrumming with a violent intensity, Denis Villeneuve’s latest mystery thriller pulls no punches in its assault on South American drug cartels, and this UK Blu-ray release pulls no punches with its presentation.
Bloated and blunt, Bay’s blockbuster sequel lost much of the freshness of the first outing but nevertheless proved that more from these Bad Boys was welcome. This Zavvi Exclusive Steelbook marks the only way to pick up the long-awaited film by itself on Blu-ray.
Despite providing not one, but two, striking central performances, even Tom Hardy's committed efforts can't quite make Legend a memorable gangster film, although its Atmos-enhanced Blu-ray release certainly makes a strong impression.