Blu-rays for the Weekend: Leonardo DiCaprio

With Leonardo DiCaprio landing the top spot on Forbes’ annual list of Hollywood’s highest-paid leading actors, we’re focusing on those films that have helped define his career so far. So if you’re stuck for ideas this weekend, why not try out one of the following:


Undoubtedly one of DiCaprio’s most loved roles to date, the actor takes on the tormented character of Dominic Cobb under Christopher Nolan’s superb direction. Tasked with one final mission by client Saito (played by Ken Watanabe), Cobb must subconsciously plant an idea into the mind of another. Hailed as one of 2010’s most exciting and original films, this warped world of dream versus reality is packed full of mind-bending action and bonus content on the Blu-ray Disc includes interviews with cast and crew, features on the film’s backstory and lucid dream world setting.

Revolutionary Road

Teaming up with Kate Winslet again for a tale of domestic bliss gone awry, DiCaprio delivers a powerful performance as a 1950s husband caught in a troubled marriage. Under the direction of American Beauty’s Sam Mendes, DiCaprio shines as a frustrated middle-class man pursuing the American Dream with a new house on Revolutionary Road. The pristine looking BD comes with an extensive audio commentary from the screenwriter as well as deleted scenes and features exploring the film’s 1950s aesthetic.

Romeo and Juliet

Baz Luhrmann reinvents Shakespeare’s infamous star-crossed lovers for the 21st century MTV generation. Starring opposite Claire Danes, DiCaprio delivers a stunningly mature and at times breathtakingly raw performance as Romeo in this visual spectacular of excess, love and chaos, where bullets fly instead of swords on Verona Beach, Miami. Bubbling with vision and originality, the BD provides an insider’s view of the movie with picture-in-picture audio commentary, behind the scenes footage in the ‘From the Bazmark Vault’ feature and three picture galleries.

So what do you think of our choices? Hit the comments to tell us your favourite DiCaprio movies, or tell us what else you’ll be looking forward to watching on Blu-ray this weekend.

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