DVD of the week: The Woman in Black

What is it? Daniel Radcliffe tries to step out of Hogwarts’ shadow in a new version of Susan Hill’s popular ghost story.

He’s the grieving solicitor sent to arrange the sale of a countryside mansion – which turns out to be haunted by a malevolent spirit. Ciaran Hinds and Janet McTeer co-star. What we said: “Director James Watkins effects a professionally clammy atmosphere, but the menace dissipates in the second half when you realise that this story is never going to rise above Harry Potter And The Ghost Who Won’t Shut Up.” Extras: Commentary from James Watkins and screenwriter Jane Goldman.

The Woman in Black

Sony, £19.99