August 7, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: August 7th 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: August 7th 2017

Ghost In The Shell, Free Fire, Viceroy's House and City Of Tiny Lights are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Ghost in the Shell (hmv Exclusive) Limited Edition Artwork includes Bonus Disc

Ghost In The Shell

Paramount Pictures

Over 20 years after the beloved anime Ghost In The Shell was first released, it now gets a Hollywood makeover with a starring role for Scarlett Johansson.

Starring alongside Johansson are Boardwalk Empire's Michael Pitt, Chocolat's Juliette Binoche, Borgen's Pilou Asbæk and Battle Royale's Takeshi Kitano.

The movie has been directed by Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders with a script from Jonathan Herman and Jamie Moss.

It tells the story of The Major, a cyborg policewoman who is tasked with tracking down a notorious computer hacker who may hold the key to her own identity. 

Click here to read our full preview

Free Fire

Free Fire

A24

After the success of his JG Ballard’s madcap adaptation High Rise, Ben Wheatley takes on something more action-packed with Free Fire.

The film stars Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor, Babou Ceesay, Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley and Noah Taylor, with Wheatley co-writing the movie with his partner Amy Jump.

The story follows Larson's Justine who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang led by Copley's Vernon and Hammer's Ord who are selling them a stash of guns. Unfortunately, the handover goes wrong rather quickly and the meeting turns into a gunfight...

Click here to read our interview with Wheatley

City of Tiny Lights

City of Tiny Lights

Icon

Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper and James Floyd lead this stylish British crime drama, which is adapted from Patrick Neate’s bestselling novel of the same name. 

Pete Travis, who has previously directed Vantage Point and Dredd, takes charge, working from a script Neate has adapted from his own novel.

The story follows Ahmed’s Tommy Akhtar, a struggling private detective with a taste for bourbon and too many cigarettes, who is reignited when he’s given the task of tracking down a missing prostitute through the grimy backstreets of London.

Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House

20th Century Fox

Bend It Like Beckham's Gurinder Chadha directs Gillian Anderson and Hugh Bonneville in this period drama, which tells the story of the days leading up to India's independence from Britain. 

Click here to read our full preview

In the Dark

In The Dark

2Entertain

Ripper Street's MyAnna Buring and Peep Show's Matt King star in this thrilling adaptation of Mark Billingham's novel. 

Buring plays Helen Weeks, a strong-willed detective who takes on two cases that give her the hardest challenges of her life, both personally and professionally. 

Blindspot: The Complete Second Season

Blindspot

Warner Bros

Jaime Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton return for a second run of this hit action drama. 

Alexander plays Jane Doe who, after being found naked and suffering from amnesia in Times Square, is taken into FBI custody while they try to discover her true identity. 

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden

Curzon Artificial Eye

Chan-Wook Park takes Sarah Waters' bestselling novel Fingersmith and puts it in Japan. 

In this story, a woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

Vikings: Season 4 - Volume 2

Vikings

20th Century Fox

The second part of the bloody fourth season of this action epic comes to DVD shelves this week.

Scribe

Scribe

Arrow Films

François Cluzet and Denis Podalydès lead this thriller about an accountant who takes on a low-grade job transcribing telephone conversations and somehow winds up in a major government conspiracy.

A Dark Song

A Dark Song

Kaleidoscope

A woman reaches out to an occultist to make contact with the child she has lost and gets much, much more than she bargained for in this supernatural thriller...

The Ottoman Lieutenant

The Ottoman Lieutenant

Universal

Josh Hartnett, Michiel Huisman and Hera Hilmar star in this historical drama about a young woman who leaves the United States and heads to a remote mission in the Ottoman Empire to link up with an American doctor. 

Kept Boy

Kept Boy

Tla Releasing

A spoilt lover is forced to get a job by his sugar daddy, a suggestion he takes none too kindly to in this lo-fi drama.

Kung Fu Yoga

Kung Fu Yoga

Well Go USA

Jackie Chan plays Jack, a world-renowned archaeology professor, who is on a mission with his team to locate a lost ancient Indian treasure when they are ambushed by a team of mercenaries and left for dead. Using his knowledge of kung fu, Jack sets out for revenge...

Non-transferable

Non-Transferable

Precision Pictures

Brendan Bradley writes, directs and stars in this US romantic comedy about a young woman who books a surprise holiday for her and her boyfriend, only for him to unexpectantly dump her. With the tickets being non-transferable, she sets out to find another man with the exact same name as her ex to take on the trip. 

Hot Property

Hot Property

101 Films

MyAnna Buring stars as a psychotic estate agent in this comedy horror satire on the London property market.