January 8, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: January 8th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: January 8th 2018

Detroit, The Man With The Iron Heart and Three Girls are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Detroit

Detroit

eOne

Director Kathryn Bigelow’s follows up her hard-hitting Zero Dark Thirty with a thriller that’s born from just as fiery subject matter.

John Boyega, Anthony Mackie and Jack Reynor lead this movie, which is set in the summer of 1967, we watch as a poorly planned police raid results in one of the largest citizen uprisings in United States history.

Starring alongside Boyega, Mackie and Reynor are Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Will Poulter, Ben O'Toole and John Krasinski, with Bigelow working from a script from regular writing partner Mark Boal.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Beyond Skyline

Beyond Skyline

Signature Entertainment

The Purge mainman Frank Grillo takes centre stage in this sequel to 2010's hit sci-fi action thriller Skyline. 

In this movie, Grillo plays Detective Mark Corley who loses his son when the citizens of Los Angeles are engulfed by a vast spacecraft as the world is taken over by a terrifying alien species.

Desperate to find his son, Corley scrambles to find a way onto the ship and fight for control of the craft...

Leatherface

Leatherface

Lionsgate UK

Lili Taylor and Stephen Dorff star in this low-budget prequel to 1974's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. 

In this movie, a teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell. 

The Man With the Iron Heart

The Man With the Iron Heart

Lionsgate UK

Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell and Jack Reynor star in this historical drama, based on the novel by Laurent Binet. 

Set in the heart of World War II, we follow two young recruits in their late twenties, Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, who are sent to Prague to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, a key man in the SS. 

Good Time

Good Time

Curzon Artificial Eye

Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barkhad Abdi and Necro all star in this tense crime thriller. 

Pattinson plays Nick Nikas, a bank robber who spends a night trying to free his mentally ill brother from being sent to Riker's Island prison after a heist goes wrong. 

Heartstone

Heartstone

Matchbox Films

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson writes and directs this tender coming of age drama about best friends Þór and Kristján.

The story finds the pair in their remote, coastal community as they both try to escape their families and the boredom of their small village. 

Final Portrait

Final Portrait

Vertigo Films

Stanley Tucci writes and directs this drama based on the life of Alberto Giacometti, the Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. 

Armie Hammer, Geoffrey Rush, Clémence Poésy and Tony Shalhoub all star. 

 

Jordskott I & II

Jordskott

ITV DVD

The second season of the acclaimed Swedish crime drama arrives on DVD. 

The show follows Eva Thörnblad, a detective who returns to her hometown seven years after her daughter's disappearance, trying to find a connection to a current case.

Three Girls

Three Girls

Dazzler

The BBC's much-acclaimed and hard-hitting drama, based on the true events following three girls in Rochdale who are groomed by British Pakistani men for sex trafficking, gets a release this week. 

Maxine Peake, Molly Windsor, Ria Zmitrowicz and Liv Hill star. 

Una

Una

Thunderbird Releasing

Rooney Mara, Ben Mendohlsen and Riz Ahmed star in this visceral thriller. 

Mara plays Una, who 15 years earlier ran away with an older man, Ray, a crime for which he was arrested and imprisoned. When she comes across a photo of him in a trade magazine, Una tracks him down and turns up at his workplace. Her abrupt arrival threatens to destroy Ray’s new life and derail her stability...

The film is adapted from David Harrower's 2005 play Blackbird and has been directed by Benedict Andrews, an Australian theatre director. Harrower has provided the script himself. 

Starring alongside Mara, Mendohlsen and Ahmed are India Molloy, Tobias Menzies and Tara Fitzgerald. 

Don't Kill It

Don't Kill It

Matchbox Films

A small town is terrorised by a demon which overcomes people and consumes their bodies in order to carry out diabolical acts, to stop it, they call in Dolph Lungren's Jebediah Woodley...