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Dredd debuts at Number 1 on the Official Video Chart


Dredd debuts at Number 1 on the Official Video Chart

By Dan Lane

He is the law, and he's Number 1: Dredd has knocked The Dark Knight Rises off the top of the Official Video Chart.

The DVD and Blu-ray release of Dredd, Pete Travis and Alex Garland’s big screen adaptation of 2000 AD’s cult comic book hero Judge Dredd, has gone straight in at Number 1 on the Official Video Chart.

Starring Karl Urban (Star Trek, The Two Towers, The Return Of The King) in the title role, Dredd, assisted by rookie judge Judge Anderson (played by Olivia Thirlby), has to battle through a 200-storey tower block to take down the forces of evil drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and face corrupt judges Judge Lex (Langley Kirkwood), Judge Kaplan (Michele Levin), Judge Chan (Karl Thaning) and Judge Alvarez (Edwin Perry) in a fight to the death.

Meanwhile, Lawless, which stars Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman, and is based on a screenplay by Nick Cave, is new in at Number 2. This week's Official Video Chart Top 5 is completed by The Hunger Games (Number 3), Snow White And The Huntsman (4) and Total Recall (5).

You can see the Official Video Chart Top 40 in full here.

Over on the Official Music Video Chart, the Les Miserables 25th anniversary concert takes the top spot from The Rolling StonesCrossfire Hurricane, while Series 2 of Mrs Brown’s Boys holds onto Number 1 on the Official TV On Video Chart.