April 16, 2010 in Features

DJs rebel in ‘Pirate Radio’

Philadelphia Inquirer
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Tom Sturridge, background left, and Rhys Ifans are shown in a scene from “Pirate Radio.” Focus Features
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Coming up

Among upcoming DVD releases (schedule subject to change):

Tuesday: “Crazy Heart,” “Deadly Impact,” “Homecoming,” “The Lovely Bones,” “The Young Victoria”

Thursday: “Avatar”

April 27: “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,” “It’s Complicated,” “Transylmania”

May 4: “Leap Year,” “Nine,” “Tetro,” “Tooth Fairy”

Available on DVD this week:

“Pirate Radio”: When the British government banned rock ’n’ roll from the airwaves in the 1960s, eight rebel DJs took to a ship in the North Sea to broadcast the sounds of Hendrix, Bowie, and more. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost. (1:56; R for profanity and some sexual content including brief nudity) ••

“Red Cliff”: Based on a battle fought in 208 A.D. China in which rival warlords unite to battle a ruthless general. With Tony Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro. (4:48; not rated, subtitled) ••• 1/2

“Defendor”: A construction worker moonlights as a superhero – minus the superpowers – to defend his city from Captain Industry. With Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Sandra Oh, Elias Koteas. (1:41; R for drug use and profanity, violence and sexual content)

“Tenderness”: A troubled girl falls for a violent teen, who might be a serial killer. With Russell Crowe, Jon Foster, Sophie Traub, Arija Bareikis. (1:41; R for disturbing violent and sexual content, and profanity)

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