30th March: New on DVD for Families

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Each week we tell you about our favourite new DVD releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.

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We kick things off with the FILMCLUB Film of the Week!

FILMCLUB DVD Film of The Week:

Hugo (2011, U)

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Director: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lee, Ray Winstone, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chloe Grace Moretz

This film contains mild scenes of danger.

This is a family-friendly adventure from Martin Scorsese who is more famous for scary gang movies but here has made a great film for all ages.

Hugo is a wide-eyed orphaned boy who lives within the walls of a busy train station in 1930’s Paris. His lonely life is given a purpose by building a mysterious unfinished robot left to him by his father.

The final piece of the metallic jigsaw comes in the unlikely form of friendly young girl, Isabelle – she wears a key around her neck that is a perfect fit for the robots lock.

As the catch clicks free, a magical challenge awaits the pair that embraces their joint-love of cinema. Brilliant storytelling and amazing camera work make this a great movie to the power of film and the magnificent flights of imagination it can create.

Like this? Then also try these great films: Cinema Paradiso (1988, PG), ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982, U), Oliver Twist (1948, PG), Pinocchio (1940, U)

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Each week we look at the DVD releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.

Missed a previous week? Then click here for more releases.

Click here for more film news, interviews and updates.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011, U)

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Director: Joe Johnston

Cast: Stanley Tucci, Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell

In the middle of World War II, weedy Steve Rogers (Played by Chris Evans, who you might recognise from the Fantastic Four films) is told he is not strong enough to enlist in the U.S. Army.

Instead, he is sent to 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 (Weaving). The Captain America character first appeared in 1941 and has been one of Marvel’s most popular heroes ever since. Big on adventure and special effects, and a definite must see for fans of comic books and the recent Superman films but it is a little thin on story in comparison to some of its superhero rivals.

Like this? Then also try these great films: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981 PG), The Incredibles (2004, U), The Rocketeer (1991, PG), Superman (1978, PG)

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