We’ve some major weirdness for you this week at blockbuster.co.uk, from the intellectual oddness of Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis to the mind-bending theatrics of Excision, with just enough male stripping action, courtesy of exclusive rental release Magic Mike, to keep things grounded. Read on!
The films of director David Cronenberg are, as a rule, complex, challenging, eccentric and deliberate. Cosmopolis is no exception, the near-plotless tale of a day in the life of a detached billionaire (Robert Pattinson) whose paranoia intensifies as he starts to piece together clues that lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination. Visually distinctive with an ear for memorable dialogue, this is a must for fans of cerebral cinema. Buy or rent it now on Blu-ray and DVD, in store or online from blockbuster.co.uk.
The warped tale of a delusional teenager (AnnaLynne McCord) who fantasises about performing surgery on strangers and attempts to mend severed family ties by operating on her sister, Excision is the stuff that cult classic are made of. Perverse and disturbing with rather more sex, drugs and gore than timid minds can handle, it’s a wild, unforgettable ride through the hormonal hills and sociopathic valleys of a particularly twisted teen. Buy or rent it now on Blu-ray and DVD, in store and online from blockbuster.co.uk.
A smooth, naturalistic portrait of the barely dressed and lightly educated, Magic Mike is a sparsely plotted but heftily characterised tale of male strippers and their empty, aimless and loveless yet hedonistically unparalleled lives. Director Steven Soderbergh puts his trademark blend of Hollywood slick, indie cool and arty introspection to entertaining good use in this slick and soapy Channing Tatum flesh-fest. Buy or rent it now on Blu-ray and DVD, in store or online, exclusively from blockbuster.co.uk.
The Winchester lads continue to hunt evil spooks, beasts, demons and gods in the phenomenally popular Supernatural: Season Seven. Delivering solid, scary fun in moreish 44-minute chunks, it’s a show that, much like the creatures it features, can not be stopped. Buy or rent it now on Blu-ray and DVD, in store and online from blockbuster.co.uk.