August 7, 2016

This Week's New DVDs: August 8th 2016
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: August 8th 2016

Eddie The Eagle, Midnight Special, Versailles and Sing Street are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle

Lionsgate

Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman star in Dexter Fletcher's big-hearted biopic of Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards, the man who, against all the odds, would become Great Britain's first Olympic ski-jumper at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games. Also starring are This Is England's Jo Hartley, Notting Hill's Tim McInnerny, Christopher Walken and Jim Broadbent.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Versailles: The Complete Series One

Versailles

Universal Pictures UK

The first season of the lavish drama about life in the court of Louis XIV hits DVD shelves this week. Click here to read our interviews with the cast and creative team. 

Midnight Special

Midnight Special

Entertainment One

Mud director Jeff Nichols commands Adam Driver, Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst and Joel Edgerton in this sci-fi drama that follows a father and son who go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.

 

Dheepan

Dheepan

Studiocanal

Jacques Audiard, the hugely acclaimed director of A Prophet and Rust And Bone, directs this story of three Tamil refugees who flee the civil war-ravaged Sri Lanka and come to France in the hope of starting a new life, a life that quickly becomes just as problematic as their old one. This scooped the Palme D'Or at last year's Cannes Film Festival and has wowed critics across the globe.

Sing Street

Sing Street

Lionsgate

Once and Begin Again director John Carney takes charge of this tender comedy about a young Irish boy who decides to flee his stiffling Irish hometown by starting a rock and roll band. Click here to read our interview with star Ferdia Walsh-Peelo. 

Person of Interest: The Complete Fourth Season

Person of Interest

Warner Bros

The fourth and penultimate season of the slick drama comes to DVD shelves this week. 

Where to Invade Next

Where To Invade Next

Dogwoof

Michael Moore travels the world in search of answers to the most pressing social and economic issues in the United States in this new documentary. 

WWE: Attitude Era Vol. 3 - Unreleased

WWE: Attitude Era Vol. 3 - Unreleased

Fremantle Home Entertainment

Eight hours of unreleased matches from the WWE's finest feature on this new compilation. 

Southbound

Southbound

Studiocanal

Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath and Radio Silence direct five interlocking tales of people who have unsettling experiences whilst travelling down a rural highway. 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (hmv Exclusive)

Harry Potter Steelbooks

Warner Bros

The eight Harry Potter movies are re-released exclusively with hmv as eight limited edition Steelbooks. Click here to see the full range. 

Tale of Tales

Tale Of Tales

Curzon Artificial Eye

Salma Hayek, Toby Jones, Vincent Cassel and John C. Reilly star in Gomorrah director Matteo Garrone's dark and twisted fantasy horror, inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.

The Hard Stop

The Hard Stop

Metrodome Distribution

George Amponsah directss this hard-hitting documentary that follows the lives of the friends and family of Mark Duggan, the community leader whose death is thought to be one of the key causes of the 2011 London riots, as they rebuild their lives and fight for justice for their friend. 

The Living and the Dead

The Living and the Dead

BBC

Merlin star Colin Morgan and Stonemouth's Charlotte Spencer lead this spooky drama, which comes from Life On Mars creator Ashley Pharaoh. 

The Somme 1916 - From Both Sides of the Wire

The Somme 1916 - From Both Sides of the Wire

Dazzler

Historian Peter Barton leads this three-part documentary about the myths and unknown facts of the Battle of the Somme, one of history's bloodiest battles. 

Black Mountain

Black Mountain

101 Films

A group of archaeologists set out to investigate after they uncover a strange structure in a bleak, remote part of Northern Canada and soon find themselves struggling to cope.