July 9, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: July 10th 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: July 10th 2017

Logan, Elle, Certain Women and Fist Fight are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Logan

Logan

20th Century Fox

Hugh Jackman takes the claws one last time as he prepares for his final outing as Wolverine in Logan.

This new instalment finds Logan one year after the events of X-Men: Days Of Future Past, he has made a promise not to use his claws for bloody purposes, with his healing factor weakened as a result.

But, even though he is all but retired, he is forced to become Wolverine one last time when he discovers that the rest of the remaining mutants in the world are being turned into weapons by a sinister new organisation.

Starring alongside Jackman are Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, and Narcos' Boyd Holbrook, while  James Mangold returns to direct.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Elle

Elle

Lionsgate UK

Paul Verhoeven, best known for Starship Troopers and Basic Instinct, takes charge of this controversial new thriller.

It stars Isabelle Huppert as Michèle Leblanc, the ruthless head of a successful video game company who is brutally raped in her own home and vows to track down her assailant.

It earned Huppert an Oscar nomination and you can read our full preview here.

Certain Women

Certain Women

Sony Pictures

Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Lily Gladstone, James Le Gros, and Jared Harris all star in this bleak drama from Wendy and Lucy director Kelly Reichardt.

Set in rural Montana we follow the lives of six men and women, including a struggling couple and a lawyer trying to fend off a disgruntled client. As the movie progresses the lives of the six intersect to take us somewhere truly unexpected.

Click here to read our interview with Reichardt.

Fist Fight

Fist Fight

Warner Bros

Ice Cube and Charlie Day star in this knockabout comedy, a loose remake of 1987 teen movie Three O’Clock High.

It pits Day’s Andy Campbell against Cube’s Ron Strickland. When Campbell accidentally gets Strickland fired he responds by challenging him to a fist fight, in front of the whole school.

Jillian Bell, Christina Hendricks, Kumail Nanjiani, Dennis Haysbert and Tracy Morgan also star in the movie, which has been directed by Richie Keen, who has directed Day many times in It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and written by Van Robichaux and Evan Susser, who are currently writing Wedding Crashers 2.

Click here to read our full preview.

Broken

Broken

2 Entertain

Jimmy McGovern writes this tough six-parter about a Catholic priest struggling to keep the community of his small town in North-West England. Sean Bean and Anna Friel star.

Neruda

Neruda

Network

Jackie's Pablo Larraín directs Gael García Bernal in this period drama. as Oscar Peluchonneau, an inspector tasked with tracking down the poet and former Senator Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) who is to be arrested for his involvement with the Communist Party

Bernal plays Oscar Peluchonneau, an inspector tasked with tracking down the poet and former Senator Pablo Neruda, who is to be arrested for his involvement with the Communist Party. 

Age of Shadows

Age of Shadows

Thunderbird Releasing

Kim Jee-Woon writes and directs this thriller about Japanese agent Lee Jeong-chool as he attempts to uncover members of the Korean resistance movement for his country's occupiers. 

End of a Gun

End of a Gun

Kaleidoscope

Steven Seagal stars in this fiery action thriller. Seagal plays Decker, a shopping mall security guard who is forced to draw on his past as a special forces agent when he crosses paths with a drug kingpin's enforcer. 

Barbarian - Rise of the Warrior

Barbarian - Rise Of The Warrior

101 Films

William Mosley, William Levy and Serinda Swan all star in this fantasy thriller. Levy stars as The Warrior, a man betrayed by his tribe who is only saved by the intervention of a mysterious princess, who then sets out to revenge...

Here Alone

Here Alone

Precision Pictures

Lucy Walters and Shane West star in this post-apocalyptic adventure about a group of survivors who attempt to avoid a deadly plague of zombies by hiding in remote woodland. 

Despite the Night

Despite the Night

Matchbox Films

Philippe Grandrieux takes charge of Assassin's Creed star Ariane Labed in this dark French drama about a young man searching for love who winds up getting sucked into the porn industry. 

Ghost Asylum

Ghost Asylum

88 Films

A documentary crew get way, way more than they bargained for when they take a look around an old, abandoned asylum in this dark horror. 

Followed

Followed

High Fliers Video Distribution

A young couple head to the wilderness for a camping trip together, posting their every move online as they go. However, they are unaware a group of film-makers have followed their every step in an attempt to document how easy it is to track someone down and use their own social media against them.