Blu-rays for the Weekend: Summer Holiday Movies

Since it’s the first week in August, for this week’s Blu-rays for the Weekend we’re focusing on films that embody the spirit of summer. So if you’re stuck for ideas this weekend, why not try out one of the following:


What better way to get summer started than by watching the most infamous summer romance on BD?

John Travolta and Olivia Newton John star as one of cinema’s most popular couples in this musical about a mismatched pair whose summer fling doesn’t come to the end they expected. Much to Danny’s surprise and embarrassment, his summer love rocks up at his school when term begins, and so ensues an epic story of teenage love told through catchy songs and energetic dancing that will have the whole family joining in. Special features on the BD include commentaries from the director and chief choreographer, a whole host of features on the production, music and cars involved as well as interviews with the cast and crew.

Eat Pray Love

If you’re looking for a paradise of escapism with a pinch of romance why not try Eat Pray Love. Starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem, this epic true to life story follows a modern woman risking everything to travel the globe in pursuit of happiness. From the wondrous white beaches of Bali to the bustling food markets of Rome, this BD oozes with life and colour so vivid, at times it feels like the lush landscapes and rolling oceans could spill out of your TV and into your living room – making it the perfect summer Blu-ray for any travel lover. Including both theatrical and director’s cut options, the package boasts exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Roberts while on location in Rome, India and Bali as well as production trivia and the movie’s beautiful score and soundtrack.


If you’re looking for a kooky summer-time drama, why not check out Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in this coming-of-age film directed by the brains behind Superbad. Landing a boring job at a dilapidated theme park is far from what James (Eisenberg) envisaged his final summer before college to be, but when he encounters impossibly cool co-worker Em (Stewart) his summer looks set to change for good. Including a hilarious audio commentary from writer/director Greg Mottola which details plenty of the production details, on-set anecdotes and information about the film’s tone, music, and casting the BD is also packed with features such as ‘Welcome to Wonderland’ and ‘Frigo’s Ball Taps’ and interviews with the cast and crew.

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

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