What We Do In The Shadows and the fortnight’s other DVDs

DAD.info reveals the DVDs you should be watching, including some classic re-releases from the 80s... 


What We Do In The Shadows

Starring: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Rhys Darby

Flight of the Conchords star Clement turns to mockumentary here, with a domestic comedy about being a vampire. They play hilariously with the tropes of bloodsucker movies in what is a genuinely original and funny take on a well-worn genre. If you liked Twilight you won’t like this, which should be a massive recommendation.

Black Sea


Starring: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Jodie Whittaker

The natural claustrophobia of a submarine is put to good effect in this British drama about a captain (Law) who joins a motley crew to search for buried treasure. Coming from Oscar-winning documentarian Kevin Macdonald, the tension is as high as Law’s Aberdeen accent is impressive.

Weird Science


Starring: Kelly LeBrock, Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith

Lots of people hate this sophomoric comedy about two teenage geeks who create their dream woman on a computer. But for any boy whose attempts to talk to girls end in ignominy, well, it speaks to them. LeBrock is one of the most gorgeous women ever committed to celluloid, Hall in particular is hilarious and Bill Paxton gets turned into a monster. Yes, it’s absurd, but when it’s fulfilling a fantasy, who cares?!

The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary Edition


Starring: Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez

Blimey – 30 years since five stereotypical teenagers were stuck in detention and forced to talk to each other in John Hughes’s Brat Pack classic. Truthful, funny with a great pot-smoking scene and some rubbish dancing, this is a movie which demands to be passed down from generation to generation, if only so they can laugh at Estevez in a vest.

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