Blu-rays for the weekend: All eyes on London

With the Paralympics starting off this week, eyes are once again on London for another festival of sport. Here at Blu-ray Disc Reporter, we’ve been thinking about our favourite movies set in London: here are some of our favourites, all available on Blu-ray:


The Sherlock Holmes Collection

Sherlock Holmes, Baker Street’s most famous resident, has never looked better than in Guy Ritchie’s stylish rendition starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Doctor Watson. This two-disc collection features both the 2009 debut, Sherlock Holmes, and the 2012 sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Starting with the investigation into a series of brutal murders, Holmes and Watson are thrust into a race to discover and defeat a plot which threatens the country and has baffled the police, before picking up with A Game of Shadows and an introduction to Holmes’ most dangerous nemesis, Professor Moriarty, these high-adrenaline action-adventures blaze their way across London and beyond in eye-popping 1080p. These films are guaranteed to leave you absolutely breathless. A must have for any Blu-ray or Holmes fan.




V for Vendetta

“Remember, remember, the 5th of November” goes the old rhyme for bonfire night in Britain, and so it goes again in V for Vendetta’s dystopian future vision of London as a masked freedom fighter, V, plans to shake the foundations of a corrupt British government.

Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, Hugo Weaving takes up the Guy Fawkes mask of V as he saves Evey (Natalie Portman) from the clutches of an oppressive police force and takes her on as his protégé in his plot to bring down the government.

This spectacular and chilling vision of the future looks superb on high-definition Blu-ray and will leave you desperate for more.




About a Boy

This warm-hearted comedy-drama, based on Nick Hornby’s best-selling book, follows the story of an idle and womanising playboy, Will, played by Hugh Grant. After being caught out in a lie about having a son to try and pick up a single parent, Will finds that a 12 year-old boy, Marcus, has latched onto him as a role-model. The ensuing comedy sees Will finally coming to terms with his responsibilities as an adult – brought out by his friendship with Marcus.

The film sparkles in high-definition and really brings the London setting to life, in this classic Hugh Grant film.

So if you can’t decide what to watch this weekend, why not try one of these and get into the London spirit? And if you’ve got a favourite London film, let us know in the comments below.

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