(PRWEB) May 27, 2010
If you're looking for a movie to enjoy this May Bank Holiday weekend then look no further than the Top 10 Summer Movies put together by the movie experts at blockbuster.co.uk. Featuring many of the latest and greatest blockbusters; films from this top 10 list are available to rent online and in your local Blockbuster store.
At the top of the list is Avatar - an ideal choice to escape from the pressures of modern life. It is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people. More than 10 years in the making, Avatar marks James Cameron's return to feature directing.
"Edge of Darkness" is an exclusive Blockbuster DVD and blu-ray rental and stars Mel Gibson as a detective looking into his political-activist daughter's death and uncovering layers of government conspiracies in the process. Mel Gibson's first leading role in 10 years and a gripping thriller based on the classic BBC series of the same name.
"Daybreakers" is another Blockbuster exclusive DVD and blu-ray rental and is a horror/occult movie about bloodsucking vampires - a departure from the recent trend in movies to identify with these pointy-toothed fiends. The year is 2017 and a plague had turned most of the planet's human population into vampires and the human race is on the brink of extinction. Just when all hope seems lost a secret is discovered that may provide the key to saving humanity. Starring Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill and Willem Defoe.
"The Road" is a gripping, post-apocalyptic thriller from the director of acclaimed western 'The Proposition' and an adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel (who was the writer of Oscar winning movie 'No Country for Old Men'). In a destroyed America, a father and son struggle to survive against the odds. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall and Charlize Theron.
A popular franchise familiar with the family, "St.Trinians 2 - The Legend of the Fritton's Gold" see the girls return for a new term at the eponymous academy with all the usual hi-jinks and mayhem with which that entails. This being a school where anything seems to happen and usually does, on a regular basis, the students soon find themselves thrown into an action-packed treasure hunt that will see them fighting off fierce competition for the coveted Fritton's Gold from establishment rivals and the mischievous Pomfrey and his assortment of woman-hating sidekicks. Colin Firth and David Tennant star in the film.
The full list includes -
2. Edge of Darkness
4. The Road
5. St. Trinians 2
6. Did You Hear About the Morgans
7. Up In The Air
8. It's Complicated
9. 44 Inch Chest
You can find out more about these films and watch trailers at blockbuster.co.uk. Where you can also sign up for DVD rental or Blu-ray rental or buy them online and they will be delivered to your door by post, free! Online rental members also receive discounted rentals and money off vouchers in-store each month.
AND if you rent in-store over the next few weeks, you will be given the chance to win a prize in Blockbuster's £3 Million Prize Give-away - everything from a VIP trip to Barcelona to a Nintendo Wii console to a free bag of popcorn.
Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI and BBI.B) was founded in Dallas, Texas in 1985 and is a leading global provider of in-home rental, retail movie and game entertainment.
In 20 years, Blockbuster has grown from a single video rental store in Texas to become one of the most well-known brands in Home Entertainment worldwide. The first Blockbuster store in the UK opened in March 1989 (Walworth Road, London), there are over 600 Blockbuster stores in the UK.
Blockbuster's goal is to be the destination of choice for movies, games and home entertainment both in-store and online. The company is continually looking for ways to offer its customers more value, choice and convenience. To this end, in September 2002, Blockbuster UK introduced its online DVD rental service. This service has grown and now allows customers to have access to almost every DVD and Blu-ray disc available in the UK. Subscribers are able to rent online and in-store as part of the same rental plan and save 10% whenever they buy in-store.
blockbuster.co.uk provides the latest releases and also gives its customers much more choice from classic titles, foreign films, music DVDs, interactive game DVDs, language DVDs and popular TV series with great movies online, and more from stores.
Through its links with the major film studios, Blockbuster also feature exclusive DVD and Blu-ray rentals that you cannot rent or buy anywhere else at the time of launch. Past exclusives have included Gran Torino, The Mist; Up in the Air and the box office smash Taken. Visitors to blockbuster.co.uk can watch trailers, check out the latest news from the world of movies and games and register to enter online competitions.