On the back of sold out shows in London, Edinburgh, and Ireland, fans of indie-darlings The National have been eager to get their hands on the newly released DVD Mistaken for Strangers.
This week they have made the film our number one DVD seller, knocking off big-splash Blackfish for the fist time in months. Not your average tour film, Mistaken For Strangers is a smart, funny, poignant story of brother love and obligation. At points laugh out loud, this unique music documentary has proved a hit with fans of the band and cinefiles alike.
Down but definitely not out, Blackfish is still in our top three sellers list. The story of Tilikum the captive orca has captured the hearts and minds of so many around the world, that we expect his story to be topping our DVD charts for months to come.
After a whole year's theatrical run at London's ICA, Bafta-winning The Act of Killing comes in third on this week's DVD list. Director Joshua Oppenheimer's film is not an easy watch and at almost three hours for the definitive cut it's one that requires investment, but like Blackfish, it's struck a chord with so many that word of mouth has kept it at the top of our DVD list.
So despite the heat, or perhaps to escape it, this week has been a boomer for our DVD sales. Upcoming DVD releases include: Errol Morris's The Unknown Known on 11th August and 112 Weddings by Doug Block on 25th August.