August 28, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: August 28th 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: August 28th 2017

Unlocked, Gotham, The Zookeeper's Wife and A Dog's Purpose are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Unlocked

Unlocked

Lionsgate

Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Michael Douglas, John Malkovich and Toni Collette star in this high-octane action thriller. 

The movie stars Rapace as Alice Racine, a CIA interrogator who is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk of a biological attack, a wrong that she then needs to put right, by whatever means necessary. 

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Gotham

Gotham

Warner Bros

The third season of hit Batman spin-off comes to DVD this week, with 22 new episodes collected together. 

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The Zookeeper's Wife

The Zookeeper's Wife

Universal Pictures

Jessica Chastain and Daniel Brühl lead this tense drama, which has supporting turns from Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Iddo Goldberg and Anna Rust.  

The movie has been directed by Whale Rider and newly confirmed Mulan director Niki Caro with a script from Angela Workman.

The movie is based on the book of the same name by Diane Ackerman and tells the true story about the Warsaw Zoo keepers couple Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who saved many human and animal lives during World War II by hiding them in animal cages.

A Dog's Purpose

A Dog's Purpose

20th Century Fox

This adaptation of W. Bruce Cameron’s bestseller has already grossed over $175 million at the box office and this unlikely hit comes to our screens at the start of May.

Frozen and Beauty And The Beast star Josh Gad voices Bailey, a Golden Retriever, whose life we get to see from his birth to his death and to his reincarnation through four different dog breeds.

As well as Gad, the film also stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, Juliet Rylance, John Ortiz, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Peggy Lipton and Dennis Quaid.

Black Sails: Complete Series Four

Black Sails

Kaleidoscope

Toby Stephens and Zach McGowan star in the fourth season of this swashbuckling action drama. 

In this run Captain Flint and his crew battle with enemies to keep control of New Providence Island, this time coming under siege from the British Empire. 

Batman and Harley Quinn

Batman and Harley Quinn

Warner Bros

Long-time Bat-voicer Kevin Conroy, Criminal Minds star Paget Brewster and The Big Bang Theory's Melissa Rauch all lend their voices to this latest animated DC adventure. 

In this movie, which is available on steelbook exclusive to hmv, Batman and Nightwing form an uneasy partnership with Harley Quinn to stop Poison Ivy and the Floronic Man turning the people of Gotham City into plants. 

Voice From The Stone

Voice From The Stone

Precision Pictures

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke leads this dark drama. She plays Verena, a skilled therapist who specialises in helping children who is tested to the limit when she is tasked to help a child who believes he can communicate with the dead and is drawn in by the mysterious aura of the family and their home.

Marton Csokas and Caterina Murino co-star, with Eric B. Howell directing. 

The Windsors: Complete Series 1 & 2

The Windsors

Acorn Media

Haydn Gwynne, Harry Enfield, Louise Ford and Richard Goulding line-up for Channel 4's hit parody of the Royal Family, with both seasons one and two arriving on DVD. 

Inconceivable

Inconceivable

Arrow Films

Gina Gershon and Nicolas Cage star in this tense drama about a young mother who moves to a strange new town to escape an abusive relationship. Sadly what awaits her in the new town is just as drama-filled...

Darkness Wakes

Darkness Wakes

Left Films

Aisling Knight plays Charlotte, a young student, who, in desperate need of cash, agrees to look after Mr and Mrs Farrow's cat while they're away for the weekend. All seems fine at first, but when she begins to have horrifying nightmares of being attacked by a terrifying beast, things start to unravel...

Unforgettable

Unforgettable

Warner Bros

Katherine Heigl leads this dark thriller, she plays Tessa, a divorcee who tries to ruin her husband's new relationship. 

Rosario Dawson and Geoff Stults co-star. 

Lowriders

Lowriders

Universal Pictures

Eva Longoria, Melissa Benoist, Demián Bichir and Gabriel Chavarria star in this coming of age drama. 

The film follows a young street artist in East Los Angeles who finds himself caught between his father's obsession with lowrider car culture, his ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression.

In Dubious Battle

In Dubious Battle

Universal Pictures

James Franco directs and stars in this US drama adapted from John Steinbeck's novel. Franco plays Mac McLeod, a political activist who infiltrates a small group of apple pickers who are being exploited by a wealthy landowner. 

Nat Wolff, Selena Gomez, Robert Duvall, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ed Harris and Bryan Cranston all co-star. 

The Crow

The Crow

4Digital Media

Nick Moran, Tom Rhys Harries and Terence Stamp star in this dark horror. Moran plays Tucker, a wealthy developer who tries to remove settlers from his newly acquired land, which leads to dire consequences.

Granny of the Dead

Granny of the Dead

Matchbox Films

A young man awakes one day and discovers, to his horror, that his beloved Grandma is now a zombie. What will he do next?