January 16, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: January 16th 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 16/01/2017

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This Week's New DVDs: January 16th 2017

Ben-Hur, Kubo And The Two Strings, Don't Breathe and Humans are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

Paramount

Jack Huston and Toby Kebbell face off in this big-budget remake of the 1950s classic. This movie tells the story of a Jewish prince, who is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, before he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Starring alongide Huston and Kebbell are Morgan Freeman, Homeland's Nazanin Boniadi and 300's Rodrigo Santoro, it has been directed by Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov, with a script from 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley and Keith Clarke. Click here to read our full preview.

Kubo and the Two Strings (hmv Exclusive)

Kubo And The Two Strings

Universal Pictures

Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei and Matthew McConaughey lend their voices to this touching stop-motion animation.

Set in Ancient Japan, it follows Kubo, a strong-headed young boy who must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

Click here to read our interview with director Travis Knight

Don't Breathe

Don't Breathe

Sony Pictures

Jane Levy and Daniel Zovatto lead this hit horror about a group of friends who decide to rob a blind man of his fortune, but, as they enter his house under the cover of darkness, they soon discover that the blind man is not such an easy target...

Humans: 2.0

Humans: 2.0

4DVD

Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Carrie Ann Moss and Colin Morgan star in this hit drama, set in an alternate future where families use lifelike androids, known as synths, as their robotic house servants, gets a second series. In this new season we see the fallout as the synths begin to exhibit self-awareness and the desire to be recognised as persons. 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Signature Entertainment

Sam Neill and Julian Dennison star in this comedy drama about a rebellious teenager and his foster uncle who go missing in the wilderness, sparking a national manhunt in the process...

Anthropoid

Anthropoid

Icon Home Entertainment

Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy star in this tense action thriller about two Czech soldiers during World War II who undertake a dangerous mission to assassinate high-ranking SS General Reinhard Heydrich. 

Class: Series 1

Class

2 Entertain

The first season of the Doctor Who spin-off hits DVD shelves this week. 

Citizen Khan: Series 5

Citizen Khan

2 Entertain

The fifth series of the BBC's hit family sitcom about the life of Khan family comes out this week. 

Gimme Danger

Gimme Danger

Fabulous Films

Jim Jarmusch directs this warts and all look at the Stooges' career. Mixing archive performance footage and personal interviews with Iggy Pop and the band, this tells the story of the band's rise to punk rock icons. 

Rillington Place

Rillington Place

2 Entertain

Tim Roth and Samantha Morton star in this three-part BBC crime drama about the life of serial killer John Christie.  

Nashville: Complete Season 4

Nashville

Lionsgate UK

The fourth season of the gripping drama about two warring country singers comes to DVD shelves this week. 

Morris from America

Morris from America

StudioCanal

Chad Hartigan directs Craig Robinson, Markees Christmas and Carla Juri in this coming age of drama about a high school football coach and his 13-year old son who are struggling to adapt to a new life in Germany. 

The Coroner: Series 2

The Coroner

Dazzler

The second series of this BBC drama that stars Claire Goose as coroner Jane Kennedy hits shelves this week. 

The Bureau: Season 1

The Bureau

Arrow Films

Mathieu Kassovitz and Sara Giraudeau lead this hit French drama about a French intelligence officer, who is called back home after spending six years undercover in Syria.