DVD RE­LEASES

re­views by STEPHEN DOWNIE and STEPHEN FENECH

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W. (M) (DVD)

Di­rec­tor: Oliver Stone Star­ring: Josh Brolin, El­iz­a­beth Banks, Ellen Burstyn, James Cromwell ★★★ OLIVER Stone’s por­trait of Ge­orge W. Bush doesn’t skewer the for­mer US Pres­i­dent, nor does it show him in a favourable light. What it does show is the re­mark­able rise of Bush (Josh Brolin), from his whisky-fu­elled younger days through job fail­ures to leader of the free world. Sur­pris­ingly in­ter­est­ing. Ex­tras: fea­turettes on Bush’s pres­i­dency and Stone’s film, deleted scenes SD Di­rec­tor: Jonathan Demme Star­ring: Anne Hath­away, Rose­marie Dewitt, Mather Zickel, De­bra Winger ★★★ ½ FANS of Anne Hath­away’s more com­mer­cial films might not know what to make of this. But her Os­car-

Rachel Get­ting Mar­ried (M) (DVD)

nom­i­nated turn as a re­cov­er­ing drug ad­dict is her best per­for­mance to date. Ex­tras: film com­men­tary, be­hind-thescenes look at the mak­ing of the film, deleted scenes, cast-and-crew Q&A. SD

Last Chance Har­vey (PG) (DVD and Blu-ray)

Di­rec­tor: Joel Hop­kins Star­ring: Dustin Hoff­man, Emma Thomp­son ★★★ ½ HAR­VEY Shine (Dustin Hoff­man) is a jin­gle writer who trav­els to Lon­don for his daugh­ter’s wed­ding only to find she is now closer to her step­fa­ther. To make mat­ters worse, he is fired from his job. But a chance meet­ing with a woman at the air­port (Emma Thomp­son) makes him be­lieve he has some­thing to of­fer. Ex­tras: Trailer, au­dio com­men­tary with di­rec­tor Joel Hop­kins, Dustin Hoff­man and Emma Thomp­son (Blu-ray only) SF

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