Although Valentine’s Day was yesterday, it’s still a good excuse to indulge in some romantic movies. So if you’re single or coupled up, we thought it would be worth taking a look at the best movies for a Blu-ray love-in this weekend.
The movie begins in a contemporary nursing home as elderly man Duke (James Garner) reads the tale of teen lovers from a notebook to a lady and fellow patient with Alzheimers. The story in the notebook tells of two teen lovers in the 1940s, Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie (Rachel McAdams). He is a local country boy with a love of Walt Whitman and she is a high society girl from an established family. Naturally her parents don’t approve and attempt to intervene. The Blu-ray version gives you lots of extra footage, including featurettes on casting Ryan and Rachel, locating the notebook and Rachel McAdams’ screen test.
A delightfully witty script co-written by Richard Curtis dramatises the life of terminal singleton Bridget Jones in this British classic. Bridget (Renée Zellweger) is a binge drinking, occasional smoker and slightly adrift thirty-something living in central London. The movie opens as Bridget resolves to keep a diary to track Bridget’s year as she is torn between the Byronically mad, bad and dangerous to know Daniel (Hugh Grant) and the sullen and stuffy human rights barrister Mr Darcy (Colin Firth). Bridget Jones’s Diary is among the earliest Miramax titles put on Blu-ray, but will still make singles and couples alike laugh and cry.
Re-released on 3D for cinema goers last year, the Titanic is a classic romance that follows star-crossed lovers; debutant and socialite Rose (Kate Winslet) and penniless drifter and artist Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio), as they board the ill-fated RMS Titanic. The Blu-ray edition, available in stunning 3D, features a whole host of special features including the documentaries Reflections on Titanic and Titanic: The Final Word, three audio commentaries with contributions from the director, cast and crew, 30 deleted scenes, 60 behind-the-scenes featurettes and a still gallery. Never one to take himself too seriously either, Cameron has also included a couple of parodies of the movie – one from the MTV Awards and another from Saturday Night Live.
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