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If, like us, you’re getting a bit bored of what’s on your telly, it may be time to bring out the trusty DVD player.
Physical discs have seen a resurgence recently as families watch their collection of old favourites during lockdown.
Not to mention, buying a DVD can often turn out cheaper in the long run than continually having to rent your favourite film from a streaming service.
So, if like us, you’ve been having a look around for the best discs on sale this week, we’ve rounded-up everything from new 4K releases, to cheap and cheerful buys that can be a form a escapism for an hour of two.
Plenty of new releases this week, with actual recent titles amongst the catalogue fare too.
Best new releases
If you missed Riz Ahmed’s acclaimed turn in Mogul Mowgli in cinemas last year, that makes its Blu-ray debut for a start.
Buy it: Mogul Mowgli Blu-ray | £15.89 from Amazon
Furthermore, by distance the best of the movies made in lockdown thus far is the streaming horror sensation Host, and that gets a deluxe limited edition Blu-ray outing as well.
Buy it: Host Limited Edition Blu-ray | £23.99 from Amazon
There’s a DVD and Blu outing for the sci-fi threequel Skylines (or Skylin3s) too.
Buy it: Skylines on Bluray | £12 from Amazon
Buy it: Skylines on DVD | £7 from Amazon
Finally, the small screen sensation It’s A Sin, from Russell T Davies is now released on disc. Expect the show to be talked about for a long, long time to come, and it’s available in a double-disc set.
Buy it: It's A Sin on Blu-ray | £17.99 from Amazon
Buy it: It's A Sin on DVD | £14.99 from Amazon
Best movies on sale
A few notable price drops. Over at HMV, the Blu-ray of Taika Waititi’s Oscar-winning Jojo Rabbit has now fallen to £6.99, whilst pick of its latest DVD price drops include A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood and Can You Ever Forgive Me? at £3.99 apiece.
Buy it: Jojo Rabbit on Blu-ray | £6.99 from HMV
Buy it: A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood on DVD | £3.99 from HMV
Buy it: Can You Ever Forgive Me? on DVD | £3.99 from HMV
Meanwhile, Amazon has prepared for the release of the upcoming four-hour Snyder cut of Justice League by cutting the price of the theatrical release’s Blu-ray, and if you missed one of 2019’s finest blockbusters, Le Mans ’66 is now available for under £5 on disc too.
Buy it: Justice League on Blu-ray | £4.95 from Amazon
Buy it: Le Mans '66 on DVD | £4.99 from Amazon
Best 4K films
Arrow Films releases its latest 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray catalogue release this week, a double set of Demons I and II. It’s a limited release, and stock is already selling out, so you may need to move sharpish.
Its releases tend to be premium-priced, so it may be worth taking advantage of a limited pre-order discount available on its future 4K package for Battle Royale that it has planned. It’s only a fiver off, but that looks like being the best you’re going to get (stock is likely to be on the short side for that one, too).
If you’re in the mood to preorder a collectable release, Warner Bros has announced that 1989’s Batman is getting the 4K Titans Of Cult steelbook treatment. Keep refreshing to check the stock of that one…
Buy it: Demons 1&2 Limited Edition on 4K | £69.99 from Amazon
Pre-order: Battle Royale Limited Edition on 4K | £60 from Arrow Films
Buy it: Batman Titans of Cult Limited Edition 4K Steelbook | £29.99 from HMV
Best special offers
Zavvi has launched a new special offer dropping the price across a range of anime boxsets. Some pretty hefty discounts too, with many releases less than half price. Examples? A double pack of My Hero Academia movies for £14.99, a five season boxset of the sublime Adventure Time for £23.99 and the first season of Attack On Titan for eighteen notes.
Buy it: My Hero Academia: Movie Double Pack: Two Heroes & Heroes Rising on Blu-ray | £14.99 from Zavvi
Buy it: Adventure Time - Complete Seasons 1-5 Collection on Blu-ray | £23.99 from Zavvi
Finally, Arrow has launched its 30th anniversary sale over at its site. Lots of good deals here, including Being John Malkovich, The Long Good Friday, Heathers, The Exorcist III and Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence all down to £8 apiece. There are three pages of similar deals to search through.
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