Each week we look at the DVD releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.
Two big blockbuster family films out on DVD this week, both recommended by the experts at our friends, the film education charity FILMCLUB. Here’s the first…
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Running Time: 130 mins
Year Produced: 2011
Director: David Yates
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, Tom Felton, Julie Walters
The big-screen adventures of J K Rowling’s phenomenon Harry Potter come to a dramatic end in this cracker of a farewell. An intense and suitably gob-smacking piece of visual magic, it’s chock-a-block with action, excitement and emotion, as the teen wizard and his pals, Hermione and Ron, try to complete their dangerous mission to destroy the enchanted objects that give Voldemort immortality. But with the Dark Lord having obtained the mighty Elder Wand, the trio’s ability to defeat him looks slim – particularly when he launches an attack on Hogwarts as part of his final push for absolute power. Suddenly, the conflict between the forces of good and evil explodes into an all-out war, forcing Harry to risk everything in a desperate last stand to save the wizarding world.
Like this? Then also try these great films: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004, U), The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005, PG), Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004, PG), Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (2010, PG), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010, 12)
It’s another action-packed film from Marvel!
Captain America: The First Avenger
Running Time: 125 mins
Year Produced: 2011
Director: Joe Johnston
Cast: Stanley Tucci, Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell
In the midst of World War II, weedy Steve Rogers is told he is not fit to enlist in the U.S. Army. Instead, he is conscripted into Project: Rebirth, a top-secret military experiment which involves him undergoing a dramatic transformation into a muscle-bound superhuman. He is dispatched to take on the Nazis, led by the Red Skull. The Captain America character first appeared in 1941 and has been one of Marvel’s most popular heroes ever since.
Like this? Then also try these great films: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, PG), The Incredibles (2004, U), Hellboy (2004, 12), The Rocketeer (1991, PG), Superman (1978, PG)