August 20, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: August 21st 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: August 21st 2017

Their Finest, Supergirl, Lucifer and Lady Macbeth are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Their Finest

Their Finest

Lionsgate

Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy, Sam Claflin, Jack Huston, Richard E. Grant and Helen McCrory are among the all-star cast gathered together for this period drama.

Lone Scherfig, who was behind the camera on An Education and The Riot Club, directs this movie, which is based on Lissa Evans’ novel of the same name.

Their Finest is set in the early 1940’s in the heart of World War Two. We follow a British film crew as they attempt to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg, a process that gets complicated when members of the crew get called up to fight.

Click here to watch our interviews with Arterton, Nighy and writer Gaby Chiappe. 

Supergirl: The Complete Second Season

Supergirl

Warner Bros

Melissa Benoist returns for a second run as Superman's heroic cousin Supergirl with 22 brand new episodes as she attempts to keep the Earth safe from ever-growing threats.

Click here to read our full preview

Lucifer: The Complete First Season

Lucifer

Warner Bros

Tom Ellis gets a second run as the devilish Lucifer Morningstar in this slick fantasy drama. 

Lauren German, D.B. Woodside and Kevin Alejandro co-star. 

Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

Altitude Film Distribution

Newcomer Florence Pugh delivers a towering performance in this bleak and chilling take on Nikolai Leskov's novel. 

The story follows Pugh's Katherine, a teenage bride forced to marry a local mining boss. Deeply unhappy with her new situation, Katherine soon finds an escape in the form of servant Sebastian and a passionate affair, but the pair will have to make deadly choices to keep their love secret...

Click here to read our full preview. 

The Belko Experiment

The Belko Experiment

20th Century Fox

Guardians Of The Galaxy's James Gunn has supplied the script for this brutal horror thriller. 

The movie follows the employees of Belko, a company working out of an office block in Bogotá, Colombia. One day they arrive at work to be told over the tannoy system that out of the group of 80 people, 30 of them must die before the end of the day. Meaning it becomes a game of kill or be killed as the office workers are pitted against each other...

Guardians

Guardians

Sony Pictures

Sarik Andreasyan directs this Russian action adventure about a group of superheroes manufactured during the Cold War to defend themselves against supernatural threats. 

The Bleeder

The Bleeder

Lionsgate UK

Liev Schreiber co-writes and stars in this biopic about boxer Chuck Wepner who shoots to fame when he takes on Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight title in 1975.

Naomi Watts, Elisabeth Moss and Ron Perlman co-star. 

Valkyrien

Valkyrien

Acorn Media UK

Sven Nordin stars in this dark Norwegian drama about a surgeon running an underground clinic in Oslo. 

Nordin plays Ravn Eikanger, a surgeon who is distraught when a hospital withdraws treatment for his dying wife and decides to take matters into his own hands so he can secretly keep her alive.

To do so, he opens his own illegal clinic below the underground station Valkyrien and devotedly searches for a way to bring her back to life, treating criminals illegally to pay for the surgery's upkeep. 

Final Recall

Final Recall

Signature Entertainment

Mauro Borrelli directs Wesley Snipes in this action thriller. A group of friends head off to the woods for a fun weekend away, a weekend that is sadly interrupted when a strange hunter emerges from the forest and a full-scale alien invasion commences.

Come And Find Me

Come And Find Me

Universal Pictures

Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul and The Mummy's Annabelle Wallis star in this tense thriller. 

Paul plays David, who is shocked when his relationship with girlfriend Claire comes to an abrupt end when she disappears without a trace. He sets out to find her, only to discover he barely knew her at all...

Risk

Risk

Dogwoof Digital

Laura Poitras directs this warts 'n' all documentary about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and her changing relationship with him. 

Trapped

Trapped

Gilt Edge Media

Michael Madsen and former Avril Lavigne guitarist Evan Taubenfeld star in this tense drama. It follows a famous model and her boyfriend, trapped inside her upside-down car, who call a mysterious stranger asking for help, only to wish they hadn't...

The Rizen

The Rizen

Gilt Edge Media

Julian Rhind-Tutt, Sally Phillips, Adrian Edmondson and Tom Goodman-Hill lead this horror flick.

We find ourselves in 1955 and NATO and the Allied Forces have been conducting secret, occult experiments in a bid to win the Arms Race. 

When they finally succeed they wind up unleashing something they cannot control...

American Fable

American Fable

High Fliers Video Distribution

The West Wing's Richard Schiff stars in this fantastical drama about 11-year-old Gitty, a young girl who discovers a man who can grant wishes hiding in her family's silo, leaving her with a difficult decision...

Black Forest

Black Forest

101 Films

Two friends decide to celebrate their graduation with a trip to Canada, but set off too late and miss the border's cut-off of 9pm. 

Taking refuge in a nearby petrol station, their heads are turned when the proprietor of the station tells the pair about a deserted road through the woods which would allow them to cross the border. 

Trouble is, the road is far from deserted...