January 23, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: January 23rd 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: January 23rd 2017

The Magnificent Seven, Blair Witch, Sherlock and The Girl With All The Gifts are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

The Magnificent Seven (hmv Exclusive) Limited Edition Steelbook

The Magnificent Seven

Sony Pictures

This big-budget remake of the iconic 1960 western brings together Chris Pratt, Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, Matt Bomer and Peter Sarsgaard.

The movie is set in the town of Rose Creek, which is under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue. Desperate for help, the townspeople decide to employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns, a decision that sets up one almighty showdown.

Training Day's Antoine Fuqua directs from a script fine-tuned by both Saving Mr Banks director John Lee Hancock and True Detective mainman Nic Pizzolatto.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Blair Witch

Blair Witch

Lionsgate

17 years after the original movie was released and changed horror movies forever, a spiritual sequel arrives.

The movie, which has been directed by You're Next's Adam Wingard and written by Simon Barrett, is a direct sequel to The Blair Witch Project, but had previously been marketed under the code name of The Woods.

The film follows a group of college students ventures into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James Donahue's sister, Heather, who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch after her disappearance 15 years prior. Unfortunately for them, the same trouble then comes for them.

Click here to read our full preview. 

The Girl With All the Gifts

The Girl With All the Gifts

Warner Bros

Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close star in this adaptation of M. R. Carey’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel.

Set in a world where most of humanity has been wiped out by a fungal infection, it follows a scientist, a teacher and two soldiers as they embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

Sherlock: Series 4

Sherlock

2Entertain

All three episodes of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman's explosive fourth season come to DVD this week. 

Click here to read our preview. 

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

20th Century Fox

Viggo Mortensen leads this family drama from acclaimed writer/director Matt Ross. Mortensen stars as Ben, a father raising his six children in the isolated forests of the Pacific Northwest away from modern culture. But, when a family tragedy strikes, he is forced to take them back into the world and face some very hard choices. 

Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio

Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio

2Entertain

Matt Lucas and Charity Wakefield join Peter Capaldi in the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas special which sees The Doctor head to New York and join forces with an investigative journalist and a masked vigilante superhero known as The Ghost to save New York from an alien attack. 

Mr. Robot: Season 2

Mr. Robot

Universal Pictures

The second season of the critically acclaimed drama which follows Elliot, a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night, comes to DVD this week. 

The Infiltrator

The Infiltrator

Warner Bros

Bryan Cranston stars in this glossy thriller about US Customs official Robert Mazur who went undercover to infiltrate the money laundering operations of drug lord Pablo Escobar. Benjamin Bratt and Diane Kruger co-star. 

Wiener-dog

Wiener-dog

Picturehouse

Todd Solondz directs Greta Gerwig, Ellen Burstyn, Kieran Culkin, Julie Delpy and Danny DeVito in this eccentric comedy which follows four stories, all collected with a very cute wiener dog.

Z Nation: Season 3

Z Nation

Dazzler

The third season of the bloody drama about a group of survivors who transport the only known survivor of a zombie attack to a research lab in a desperate hope of finding a cure to the outbreak gets a release this week. 

Two Doors Down: Series 2

Two Doors Down

2 Entertain

The second season of the BBC's comedy about a couple and their insufferable neighbours comes out this week. 

Under the Shadow

Under the Shadow

Precision Pictures

Babak Anvari writes and directs this Iranian horror set in 1980s Tehran about a family who discover that a demonic presence is living in their home. 

Carnage Park

Carnage Park

High Fliers Video Distribution

After an attempted bank robbery goes wrong two burglars are forced to flee town with a hostage and go on the run. 

Killing Salazar

Killing Salazar

Sony Pictures

Steven Seagal and Luke Goss star in this action thriller about an elite team of DEA agents who are assigned to protect a dangerous drug lord and take refuge in a luxury hotel while they await extraction. Sadly their location is given away, leading to one almighty showdown...

Heaven Knows What

Heaven Knows What

Axiom Films

Arielle Holmes stars in this powerful drama based on her own unpublished memoir about her life as a heroin addict living on the streets of New York.