Every week we take a brief look at the biggest and best new releases on DVD and Blu-Ray. Unless otherwise stated, everything listed below is due for release next Monday – so in this case, Monday 19th November – and each title is now available for pre-order on zavvi.com. You can view each individual DVD or Blu-Ray on zavvi.com by clicking on the corresponding title below, or alternately you can visit the DVD homepage by clicking here, or the Blu-Ray homepage by clicking here.

This week: another bumper set of new stand-up comedy sets arrive, Jay & Silent Bob hit the UK and series four of the BBC’s much-loved sitcom The Thick of It makes its debut on DVD…

Arthur Christmas [DVD] [Blu-Ray] [3D Blu-Ray]

Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child’s question: ‘So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?’ The answer: Santa’s exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the centre of the film is a story about a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.

Red Dwarf X [DVD] [Blu-Ray]

Space battles, quantum entanglement, and love triangles with snack dispensers, are just some of the problems facing the boys as they return on the small rouge one. Packed with over 150 minutes of extras including an exclusive making-of documentary, deleted scenes and a brand-spanking-new collection of ‘Smeg Ups’.

Dr Seuss’ The Lorax [DVD] [Blu-Ray] [3D Blu-Ray]

From the makers of Despicable Me. The Lorax is a fun and colourful 3D adventure that follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Frankie Boyle Live: The Last Days of Sodom [DVD]

A brand new live DVD from the brilliant comedian – coming in 2012. Recorded at his last ever tour. Frankie Boyle has been pilloried, misrepresented and demonised. And for what? For Telling It Like It Is. Now he will attempt a final tour, to heal Britain’s fools. To support its rioters. To offer the inchoate laughter of despair to a culture in freefall. These are The Last Days of Sodom.

The Thick of It – Series 4 [DVD]

Government embarrassment, ministerial cock-up, coalition rows, backroom deals, policy U-turns, spin-doctoring, political back-stabbing, wild media speculation, and more time spent with ones family. It can only be the eagerly-anticipated return of Armando Iannucci’s Westminster political comedy.

Peter Kay: Live & Back on Nights [DVD] [Blu-Ray]

He’s back! After the biggest selling stand-up DVD of 2011, Peter Kay is back with even more brand new live comedy taken from his Guinness world record breaking eighteen-month tour across the UK. We also take a unique and often hilarious look behind the scenes at life on the road as Peter reveals how he created his mammoth tour, playing 140 shows, to 1.2 million people, officially making it the most successful stand-up comedy tour of all time.

Jack Whitehall Live [DVD]

This highly anticipated debut stand-up DVD sees Jack Whitehall at his high energy, laugh-out-loud best. From dates at Nando’s to lads’ holidays in Magaluf, British customer service etiquette to having sex at his parents’ house. Jack dances from one story to another, effortlessly extracting the humour from every situation. With sell-out national tours, nominations at the British Comedy Awards and the Edinburgh Comedy Awards for his stand-up, much-lauded appearances on The Royal Variety Performance and Live At The Apollo, and his recent acclaimed roles in Fresh Meat and the self-penned Bad Education, Jack Whitehall is one of the UK’s brightest comedy stars.

Jon Richardson – Funny Magnet [DVD]

Having stormed shows such as Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and now as the new host of Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week and team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, the brilliantly funny Jon Richardson is the UK’s rising comedy star to watch out for! Discussing the everyday items that have a profound effect on his outlook, Funny Magnet is Jon’s new hilarious sell-out show that will be touring the UK in 2012 and recorded for his highly anticipated debut DVD.

Jay & Silent Bob Get Old: Teabagging In The UK [DVD]

The no holds barred duo (Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes) tore up the UK with a hugely successful nationwide tour in February and March this year: Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Tea Bagging in the UK. This DVD features three of those sold out shows Manchester, London & Edinburgh. Three full and LIVE performances all on this Double DVD run time to be 4 hours plus!

Westlife – The Farewell Tour 2012 [DVD] [Blu-Ray]

In 2012 Westlife embarked on their final tour together. Over a three month period The Farewell Tour travelled to more than 100 venues worldwide culminating in a spectacular homecoming concert to 85,000 fans at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin. Essential for all Westlife fans, this DVD captures this once in a lifetime moment recorded at their final concert at Croke Park and invites fans to join Shane, Mark, Kian and Nicky for an epic music event and unforgettable farewell.

American Pie 1-8 Box Set [DVD]

Tuck into the whole pie! Here they are all frantically funny and deliciously sexy slices of American Pie available together. Join the fun and experience everything from prom night and summer vacation to marriage and babies in this unforgettable collection packed with bonus features that every self-disrespecting pie lover must own.

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