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Following a break for Christmas and New Year Thn’s rundown of the weeks home entertainment releases recommences with some bangers:

Lawless (DVD/Blu-ray) – dir. John Hillcoat 

John Hillcoat’s The Road sent Viggo Mortensen into a year-long sabbatical, thankfully his follow up Lawless is a much lighter affair, a simple story told with fantastic performances trying to be nothing else.

Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by a new deputy and other authorities who want a cut of their profits.

Dredd (DVD/Blu-ray) – dir. Pete Travis

The Judge returns (Dredd not Reinhold) with action, chin and more action which will please some, but didn’t satisfy us with poor direction, wafer-thin plotting and a dull premise colliding to make Dredd a dreary experience.

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams »

- Sam Carey

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