A bad man struggles to survive a worse one in Scandinavian scorcher Headhunters, a thrilling must-see movie that we’re proud to call a blockbuster.co.uk exclusive. Also out this week is brilliant Britflick Wild Bill, boogie wonderland Streetdance 2, Robert Pattinson shag-fest Bel Ami and finally, starring the man who talked the Avengers into saving the world, Sam Jackson shocker Meeting Evil. Read on!
A stone-cold Scandinavian sensation from the producers of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Jo Nesbo’s Headhunters is the best-selling author’s first novel to be adapted for film. The UK’s highest grossing foreign language release of 2012, it tells the story of charismatic rotter Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie), a successful corporate headhunter by day and prolific art thief by night.
When an ambitious heist takes an unexpected turn, Roger plunges headfirst into a dangerous, sometimes comical and frequently surreal game of cat and mouse where no one can be trusted and poo might be the safest place to hide.
Co-starring Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and The Killing’s Julie R. Olgaard, Headhunters is a wild, unpredictable thriller with edge-of-the-sofa suspense and a dark, twisted sense of humour. Rent it now on Blu-ray and DVD, in store and online, exclusively from blockbuster.co.uk.
An earthy crime drama revolving around a deadbeat, ex-con dad and his two neglected sons, Wild Bill marks the directorial debut of long-familiar actor Dexter Fletcher and honestly makes me feel proud to be British.
Neither smart nor with a heart of gold, when jailbird Bill (Charlie Creed-Miles) discovers his kids (Will Poulter and Sammy Williams) are living alone, he’s forced by circumstance and the services to play dad, all the while resisting the urge to fall back into his criminal ways.
Though on paper this might sound routine, up on the screen it’s a joy to behold. Well played by all with tremendous humanity and written with great affection for the characters, there’s some cracking dialogue too that’ll have you in stitches and Fletcher’s thoughtful, unshowy direction is the icing on the cake. Buy or rent it now, on Blu-ray and DVD, in store and online from blockbuster.co.uk.
Also on Release…
Though neither stop-motion animated nor computer generated, the dancers springing through Streetdance 2 perform such remarkable moves, it’s like they’re living, breathing special effects. An internationally flavoured follow-up to 2010’s Streetdance, this energetic sequel showcases endless feats of musical movement and is well worth popping your body too. Buy or rent it now on Blu-ray and DVD, in store and online from blockbuster.co.uk.
Twilight’s Robert Pattinson shags with way through polite Parisian society in Bel Ami, a period drama that’s a floor-to-ceiling pleasure, a sumptuously designed, wickedly crafted dose of sex in the city with all-star support from the likes of Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci. Buy or rent it now on Blu-ray and DVD, in store and online from blockbuster.co.uk.
Finally this week, Samuel L. Jackson and Luke Wilson take the lead in Meeting Evil, an intense and exciting psychological thriller that’s guaranteed to get your heart racing. The action-packed tale of a family man whose attempt to help a stranger in need takes a troubling turn when the stranger turns out to be unspeakably wicked, it’s solid, scary fun. Buy or rent it now on Blu-ray and DVD, in store and online from blockbuster.co.uk.