July 16, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: July 17th 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: July 17th 2017

Beauty And The Beast, Another Mother's Son, Personal Shopper and A Quiet Passion are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Disney UK

Disney classic Beauty And The Beast gets the live-adaptation treatment.

The movie stars Harry Potter's Emma Watson as Belle, with Dracula Untold star Luke Evans playing muscle-bound villain Gaston and Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens in the role of Beast/The Prince. Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad and Stanley Tucci also have key roles

Bill Condon, who directed both of the final parts of The Twilight Saga, is in the director's chair, with Alan Menken, who penned many of the classic songs for the original animated movie, scoring the new film.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Another Mother's Son

Another Mother's Son

Signature Entertainment

Jenny Seagrove, John Hannah, Susan Hampshire and Ronan Keating star in French director Christopher Menaul's wartime drama. 

The film follows Seagrove's Louisa Gould, who takes an escaped Russian prisoner of war into her home on the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey, leaving her and her friends to face the consequences...

Click here to read our full preview. 

A Quiet Passion

A Quiet Passion

Thunderbird Releasing

Terence Davies writes and directs Sex And The City star Cynthia Nixon and Pride And Prejudice's Jennifer Ehle in this warm biographical drama about the life of American poet Emily Dickinson. 

Raised in a wealthy, high-profile family, Dickinson took no interest in marriage and showed little reverence for God, stances that put her at odds with everyone close to her and left her to find solace in poetry. 

The Loch

The Loch

ITV DVD

The Missing's Laura Fraser teams up with Happy Valley's Siobhan Finneran for this dank Scottish detective drama set on the shores of Loch Ness. 

Fraser plays DS Annie Redford, a police officer in the quiet town of Lochnafoy, who is suddenly thrown into a bloody investigation that begins with the suspicious death of a local piano teacher. 

Personal Shopper

Personal Shopper

Icon Home Entertainment

Kristen Stewart stars in this acclaimed drama as Maureen, a young American who moves to Paris to start a new life in the fashion world, but also continue her work as a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Parisian home, determined to make contact with him.

Olivier Assayas, who previously made Clouds Of Sils Maria with Stewart, writes and directs this movie, while Lars Eidinger, Anders Danielsen Lie and Pascal Rambert are all in supporting roles.

The Levelling

The Levelling

Saffron Hill Films

Ellie Kendrick and David Troughton lead this tender drama about a young woman who decides to return home after her self-imposed exile following her brother's tragic suicide.

When she returns she discovers that the family farm has been neglected and is falling into disrepair, forcing her to reconnect with her father while trying to save their family's livelihood.  

 

Count Arthur Strong: The Complete Third Series

Count Arthur Strong

Network

Steve Delaney and Rory Kinnear return for a third run as the pompous, out-of-work actor from Doncaster who attempts to recount his life story with the help of the scholarly son of his former comedy partner.

Aquarius

Aquarius

Arrow Academy

Sonia Braga stars in this acclaimed Brazilian drama about a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic living in the Aquarius apartment buildings in the Brazilian city of Recife who is forced to turn campaigner when the local authorities try to buy her flat in order to flatten the block. When she refuses to sell up, the developers begin to harass her, causing her to further harden her stance and consider taking matters into her own hands.

Roots

Roots

Lionsgate UK

Malachi Kirby, Laurence Fishburne, James Purefoy and Jonathan Rhys Meyers star in this remake of the iconic 1970's series about the life of Kunta Kinte, a Mandinka warrior from The Gambia who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. 

Public Enemy: Season 1

Public Enemy

Arrow Films

Stéphanie Blanchoud and Angelo Bison get top billing in this biting Belgian crime drama. 

After spending 20 years in prison, a convicted child killer Guy Béranger is released on parole and sent to stay with monks in a remote region.

When a young girl then disappears from the nearby village, the locals are outraged and quickly blame Béranger for the crime, forcing a young detective to be dispatched to investigate. 

London Heist

London Heist

Lionsgate UK

Craig Fairbrass co-writes and stars in this British crime thriller who heads out for bloody revenge after his father is murdered. 

Steven Berkoff, James Cosmo, Mem Ferda and Nick Mora co-star. 

Elena and the Secret of Avalor

Elena and the Secret of Avalor

Walt Disney

The animated series which follows young Princess Elena as she attempts to reclaim her throne from the evil Queen Shuriki gets a release on DVD this week. 

What Lies Within

What Lies Within

Gilt Edge Media

Gabriella Wright and Bret Roberts star in this psychological horror about a couple who head to a remote cabin to rescue their relationship and run into a whole lot of trouble. 

How to Kill a Zombie

How to Kill a Zombie

Lightning Pictures

A father takes his young son to the Australian wilderness to learn some survival skills, but the pair don't plan on what they run into, flesh-craving zombies!