April 17, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: April 17th 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: April 17th 2017

Sully, Birth Of A Nation and Ballerina are among this week's new releases on DVD.

Sully - Miracle On the Hudson

Sully - Miracle On the Hudson

Warner Bros

Tom Hanks sports an outstanding moustache to play Chelsey 'Sully' Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of his 155 passengers, but was then forced to face a gruelling inquiry into the landing, which threatened to destroy his career and reputation.

Hanks stars alongside Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney in a movie directed by Clint Eastwood.  Eastwood is working from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book Sully: My Search For What Really Matters by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow.

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The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation

20th Century Fox

Beyond The Lights star Nate Parker writes, produces, directs and leads this dark portrait of Nat Turner, the enslaved man who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831. Starring alongside Parker are Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller and Gabrielle Union.

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Ballerina

Ballerina

20th Century Fox

Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan and Carly Rae Jepsen lend their voices to this animation set in France in 1879. It follows a poor orphan named Félicie Milliner who leaves her orphanage in Brittany with her best friend Victor and moves to Paris where she dreams of becoming a professional ballerina. 

Decline and Fall

Decline And Fall

Acorn Media UK

Jack Whitehall, Eva Longoria and David Suchet star in this three-part BBC comedy based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh. 

It follows Paul Pennyfeather, who is expelled from Oxford University after an unfortunate prank and is forced to take up a teaching post at very odd Welsh boarding school.

The Librarians: The Complete Third Season

The Librarians

4Digital

The third season of the hit fantasy drama about a group of librarians who are tasked with keeping the treasures of the world out of the wrong hands comes to DVD this week. 

O.J.: Made in America

O.J.: Made in America

Dogwoof Digital

Ezra Edelman's hugely acclaimed five-part documentary series about the life of O.J Simpsons gets a DVD release this week. 

We Still Steal the Old Way

We Still Steal the Old Way

Platform Entertainment

The sequel to We Still Kill The Old Way comes out this week. This time we find the Archer gang in prison, trying to break out their friend and mentor George Briggs. 

Mine

Mine

Universal Pictures

Armie Hammer, Annabelle Wallis, Tom Cullen and Juliet Aubrey star in this brutal thriller about a US soldier who becomes stranded in the desert after accidentally stepping on a landmine. 

Vera: Series 7

Vera

ITV

The seventh run of adventures of DCI Vera Stanhope and her team comes out this week. 

Hostage to the Devil

Hostage to the Devil

High Fliers Video Distribution

This documentary about controversial former Irish Jesuit priest Malachi Martin gets a release this week. 

Winter War

Winter War

Metrodome Distribution

In this brutal historical thriller we follow the Allied offensive of the Second World War as they battle to survive in the depths of winter.

Incarnate

Incarnate

Universal Pictures

Aaron Eckhart and Carice van Houten lead this horror chiller. Eckhart plays Dr. Ember, a scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of the possessed who is tasked with saving a young boy from the grips of a demon with powers never seen before. 

Contract to Kill

Contract to Kill

Sony Pictures

Steven Seagal stars as CIA enforcer John Harmon, a no-nonsense type who is assigned to investigate Arabian terrorists that have been arrested in Mexico. 

Southern Fury

Southern Fury

Signature Entertainment

Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and Entourage's Adrian Grenier star in this action romp about two brothers, who of whom is a successful businessman and the other a petty criminal. When the criminal is taken prisoner and held for ransom by a crime boss, his brother is forced to take drastic measures to save him. 

Swarm

Swarm

Lightning Pictures

While on a flight back from Columbia, the passengers are attacked by a swarm of genetically-mutated ants, leading the few remaining survivors on board to try and save themselves.