July 23, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: July 24th 2017
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This Week's New DVDs: July 24th 2017

Kong: Skull Island, Get Out, Pretty Little Liars and The Lost City Of Z are among this week's new releases on DVD.

Kong - Skull Island

Warner Bros

Last time King Kong was on our cinema screens it was in the hands of Peter Jackson, but now he gets a new reboot.

The movie stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell and Eugene Cordero. Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who was recently behind the camera on indie hit The Kings Of Summer, directs.

Set in the 1970s, it follows a team of explorers brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific, all the while unaware that they are crossing into the domain of the mythical giant gorilla known as Kong, who may not be the only monster hiding there...

Click here to read our full preview. 

Get Out

Get Out

Universal Pictures

Jordan Peele writes and directs Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones and Catherine Keener in this hugely successful comedy horror. 

It tells the story of Chris, a young black photographer who is gearing up to visit his white girlfriend's parents in their sleepy upmarket village. 

At first when they arrive everything seems nice, but then things soon start to unveil in the weirdest possible way...

Click here to read our full preview.

The Other Side of Hope

The Other Side Of Hope

Curzon Artificial Eye

This acclaimed Finnish drama documents the unlikely journey of a poker-playing restaurateur and former travelling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived from Finland arrives on DVD this week. 

Doctor Who: Series 10 - Part 2

Doctor Who

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The second instalment of Peter Capaldi's final run as the Doctor comes to DVD with the final six of the 10th season. This time the doctor must face down a Martian Ice Warrior, the Monks and the Cybermen. 

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

StudioCanal

Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson star in James Grey's exotic drama. 

Hunnam stars as British Colonel Percy Fawcett, an explorer who ventures deep into the Amazon jungle in search of a lost city thought to be the home of an ancient civilisation, a civilisation most believe to be a myth. 

Fearless

Fearless

ITV DVD

Helen McCrory stars in this six-parter from ITV and Homeland writer Patrick Harbinson. McCrory plays human rights lawyer Emma Banville who makes it her mission to help a man convicted of murdering a 15-year-old schoolgirl who is still protesting his innocence. 

Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Seventh and Final Season

Pretty Little Liars

Warner Home Video

The final season of the dark teen drama comes to DVD.

The show, which has run for seven seasons, told the story of four teenage friends whose friendship group falls apart after the disappearance of their leader, Alison DiLaurentis, only to be reunited as they begin receiving messages from a mysterious figure named A who threatens to expose their deepest secrets.

The 100: The Complete Fourth Season

The 100

Warner Home Video

The fourth season of the hard-hitting post-apocalyptic teen drama arrives on DVD shelves. 

The show is set 97 years after a nuclear war almost destroys the Earth with 100 expandable youths being sent to their ancestor's former home to determine if its surface is habitable, with the hope of repopulating the planet. 

Trouble is, the planet is already occupied...

24: Legacy - Season One

24: Legacy

20th Century Fox

Straight Outta Compton's Corey Hawkins leads this reboot, playing ex-Army sergeant Eric Carter, a soldier who finds himself a marked man after he leads a successful mission to eliminate the head of a terrorist group in Yemen. 

Girls: The Final Season

Girls

HBO

The final season of Lena Dunham's hit comedy about a group of 20-something women in New York comes to DVD this week. 

 

Origin Wars

Origin Wars

Lionsgate UK

Twilight's Kellan Lutz stars in this sci-fi adventure, set in a distant future where mankind has been colonising other planets, Lutz plays a drifter who is forced to team up with a soldier to try and rescue his daughter from a terrible fate. 

Detour

Detour

Bulldog

Tye Sheridan stars in this noir thriller written and directed by Christopher Smith about a young law student who blindly enters into a pact with a man who offers to kill his stepfather. 

Bitter Harvest

Bitter Harvest

Arrow Films

Max Irons and Samantha Barks lead the way in this wartime romantic drama. Set in the Ukraine in the 1930s, Irons plays Yuri, an artist desperately trying to reunite with his lover Natalka following his arrest and imprisonment at the hands of the Soviets. 

Terence Stamp, Tom Austen and Tamer Hassan co-star

Hotel of the Damned

Hotel of the Damned

101 Films

Bobby Barbacioru directs Peter Dobson and Louis Mandylor in this chiller about an ex-con father and his daughter who find themselves in an abandoned hotel, populated by sub-human cannibalistic creatures.

Darker Shades of Elise

Darker Shades of Elise

Left Films

This erotic thriller follows Elise Styles, an unsatisfied housewife who begins a passionate affair with charming photographer, an affair that swiftly gets very, very dicey indeed...