December 26, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: December 26th 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 26/12/2017

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This Week's New DVDs: December 26th 2017

Logan Lucky, The Limehouse Golem, American Made and Bancroft are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Logan Lucky

Logan Lucky

Studiocanal

Steven Soderbergh assembles a truly all-star cast for his new high-octane thriller and big screen comeback. 

Adam Driver, Channing Tatum, Seth MacFarlane, Daniel Craig, Katherine Heigl, Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterston, Sebastian Stan and Jesco White all star, while Soderbergh directs from a script from hotly-tipped writer Rebecca Blunt.

The movie follows siblings Mellie, Jimmy and Clyde Logan who set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina during Memorial Day weekend, enlisting the help of an unstable felon named Joe Bang to do so…

Click here to read our full preview. 

American Made

American Made

Universal Pictures

Tom Cruise leads this globe-trotting thriller, which was filmed under the title of Mena before being recently rechristened America Made.

Cruise stars as Barry Seal, a real-life pilot, gun runner and drug trafficker who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel back in the 1980s.

Starring alongside Cruise are Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons, E. Roger Mitchell and Jayma Mayes, while Doug Liman, who directed Cruise in Edge Of Tomorrow, is behind the camera.

Click here to watch our interview with Liman. 

The Limehouse Golem

The Limehouse Golem

Entertainment One UK

Bill Nighy, Daniel Mays and Olivia Cooke take a dark trip into Victorian times in this stylish new period thriller.

The movie is an adaptation of Peter Ackroyd's 1994 murder mystery novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem and stars Nighy, Cooke, Adam Brown, and Douglas Booth. It has been directed by Juan Carlos Medina and has a screenplay by Jane Goldman.

The story takes place in London in 1880, where a series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical so-called Golem – must be responsible. To solve the mystery Nighy's Inspector John Kildare is called in.

Rough Night

Rough Night

Sony Pictures

Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon lead this raunchy comedy about a bachelorette party that gets way, way out of hand.

Johansson and McKinnon star alongside Zoë Kravitz, Jillian Bell and Ilana Glazer as five best friends from their college days who reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying goes very dark indeed when they accidentally kill a male stripper and decide to dispose of the body.

The film also includes roles for Demi Moore, Colton Haynes and Ty Burrell and has been directed by Broad City director Lucia Aniello, co-writing the script with partner Paul W. Downs, who also has a role in the film.

Shot Caller

Shot Caller

Altitude

Game Of Thrones key man Nikolai Coster-Waldau takes centre stage in this brutal action drama.

Coster-Waldau plays Jacob Harlon, a successful businessman who is sent to prison after he causes a fatal traffic accident. While inside, he is faced with criminals convicted for far worse crimes than his, so he has no choice but to join a prison gang and pray that he can survive until the end of his sentence.

Omari Hardwick, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal, Emory Cohen, Jeffrey Donovan, Evan Jones, Benjamin Bratt, and Holt McCallany all co-star. Ric Roman Waugh, director of Snitch, is the man behind this one.

Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything

Warner Bros

Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson star in this tender drama about the relationship between Maddy, a teenager unable by virtue of illness to go outside the rooms of her house, and her neighbour Olly, who wants to help her live a full life. 

Rise of the Footsoldier 3 - The Pat Tate Story

Rise of the Footsoldier 3 - The Pat Tate Story

Signature Entertainment

Craig Fairbrass plays notorious Essex gangster Pat Tate in this prequel to hit British action thriller Rise Of The Footsoldier. 

Larry Lamb, Shaun Ryder and Jamie Foreman co-star. 

Bancroft

Bancroft

ITV DVD

Sarah Parish stars as Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft in ITV's new drama. We follow Bancroft as her dark past returns to haunt her, as she begins to clash with her colleague who is investigating a case which involved Elizabeth herself.

Brawl in Cell Block 99

Brawl in Cell Block 99

Universal Pictures

In this hard-hitting thriller, Vince Vaughn plays Bradley, a former boxer who loses his job and is faced with the breakdown of his marriage.

Desperate, he decides to take a job as a drug courier to turn his fortunes around, a decision that lands him a prison sentence and a fight for survival. 

Casino Tycoon

Casino Tycoon

88 Films

Andy Lau stars in this action drama as Benny, who escapes Hong Kong as it is being invaded by Japan during World War II and heads for Macau which has promised to be a Mecca for gambling.

Once in Macau, he meets a local businessman with links to organised crime who is impressed by Benny's enthusiasm, leading Benny to ascend the ranks of the gangster underworld.

Viking Siege

Viking Siege

Altitude

This low-budget British fantasy follows a group of women as they attempt to exact deadly revenge upon a monastery of monks who sold their husbands as slaves.

When they encounter Vikings who are being hunted down by terrifying tree-like creatures, they are forced to team for the fight of their lives. 

Love, Lies and Records

Love, Lies and Records

Acorn Media UK

Rebecca Front and Ashley Jensen star in this comedy from Fat Friends writer Kay Cannon about a busy registrar who endeavours to juggle both her chaotic personal life and her hectic career. 

Adrian Bower, Mandip Gill and Mark Stanley co-star.