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This week's DVD, Blu-ray releases: 'Limitless', 'Submarine'

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Following on from last week's impressive crop of home releases, today we have Bradley Cooper on drugs, Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page dressed in spandex and Dwayne Johnson doing what Dwayne Johnson does best. We list the biggest Blu-ray and DVD releases out this week in stores.

Limitless
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro, Anna Friel
Format: BD, DVD
The movie: In this top-notch thriller, Bradley Cooper's Eddie is a struggling writer who comes across a drug that allows him to access 100% of his brain rather than the standard 20%. He turns his life around, first by finishing his book then using the stock market to make himself rich. Of course, it's not long until he has to cope with the potentially fatal side-effects, his addiction to the drug and sinister men also after the drug. Cooper's charismatic charm makes him the best part of this infectious and highly enjoyable movie, and though it's a bit silly at times, it's terrific popcorn entertainment.
Bonus features: Director's commentary; alternate ending; 'making of' featurette; trailer.

Watch a UK exclusive clip from Limitless below:



Submarine
Starring: Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Sally Hawkins, Noah Taylor
Format: BD, DVD
The movie: The little-known and young Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige are excellent in this low-budget underappreciated gem. Roberts plays Oliver Tate, an awkward 15-year-old boy who embarks on a relationship with Jordana Bevan (Paige) and in the process experiences love, anger and depression. It's a sweet coming-of-age story which is rounded off by a solid supporting cast that includes Sally Hawkins and Paddy Constantine. Oliver's character might err a little too much on the quirky side - he has delusional daydreams, for instance - but get past that and Submarine is a touching film very much worth seeing.
Bonus features: Audio commentary with director Richard Ayoade, novelist Joe Dunthorne and director of photography Erik Wilson; cast and crew interviews; Alex Turner's 'Piledriver Waltz' music video; 'Through the Prism with Graham T Purvis' featurette; Ben Stiller message; deleted and extended scenes; test shoot; trailer.

Watch Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige talk about Submarine below:



Super
Starring: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon
Format: BD, DVD
The movie: Though some people will undoubtedly draw comparisons between this and Kick-Ass (it should be said that writer James Gunn started working on Super back in 2002), Super takes the costumed-vigilante concept into darker, gorier and much more unpredictable territory. Rainn Wilson plays Frank, the main vigilante dishing out his own brand of justice with brutal violence, before being joined by Ellen Page's rather childish character. Together, they try to take down a smarmy Kevin Bacon who has got Frank's wife (Liv Tyler) hooked on drugs again. If Kick-Ass didn't do it for you, Super might. As an added bonus, there's a Nathan Fillion cameo in the film.

Watch a trailer for Super below:



Faster
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Moon Bloodgood, Maggie Grace
Format: BD, DVD
The movie: You'll probably already know if you'll like Faster or not on just the fact that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is the lead. As Driver, Johnson is - as you'd expect from the wrestler - the intense full-on action hero a movie like this needs. At its core, Faster is a standard revenge film, one which sees the recently-released Driver bloodthirsty for revenge against those who put him in the slammer. What follows is a healthy amount of guns and violence, and while it's rather uncreative, anyone who loves seeing people shot in the head will lap this film up. Billy Bob Thornton, Moon Bloodgood, Carla Gugino and Lost's Maggie Grace also co-star.
Bonus features: Alternate ending; deleted scenes; 'Criminal and Cops: The Cast of Faster' featurette; 'Weapons and Wheels: The Guns, Cars and Stunts of Faster' featurette; animatics.

Watch a trailer for Faster below:



Also out today: The Company Men (BD, DVD), Hobo with a Shotgun (BD, DVD)

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