March 20, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: March 20th 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 20/03/2017

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This Week's New DVDs: March 20th 2017

Arrival, Call The Midwife, A United Kingdom and Mum's List are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Arrival

Arrival

Entertainment One

Before he moved on to direct Blade Runner 2049, Sicario's Denis Villeneuve directed another sci-fi epic. Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whittaker, the movie begins with mysterious spacecrafts touching down across the world, forcing the globe's governments to put together an elite team to investigate.

Click here to read our full preview. 

A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom

Pathe UK

Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo lead this tense drama which tells the story of Seretse Khama, who would go on to become the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948.

We follow the couple as they face fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.

The movie has been directed by Amma Asante, best known for hit costume drama Belle, working from a script from Eye In The Sky writer Guy Hibbert.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Call the Midwife: Series 6

Call the Midwife

2 Entertain

The sixth season of the BBC's beloved drama about a group of midwives in post-war London comes to DVD this week. 

Click here to read our preview. 

The Halcyon: Season One

The Halcyon

Sony Pictures

Steven Mackintosh, Olivia Williams, Liz White, Kara Tointon and Alex Jennings all star in this swish period drama set in a five-star hotel in the heart of 1940's London. 

The Good Karma Hospital

The Good Karma Hospital

Acorn Media

Amanda Redman, Amrita Acharia, James Floyd and Neil Morrissey star in ITV's six-part drama about a young doctor who moves to India after becoming disillusioned with her life in the UK. 

Mum's List

Mum's List

Studio Soho

Rafe Spall and Emilia Fox star in this tearjerking adaptation of St John Greene's bestselling book about his wife's battle with terminal cancer and the making of the list of instructions, requests and memories she left for her husband to help take care of their two sons. 

Click here to read our full preview. 

The Collection

The Collection

2 Entertain

Tom Riley and Richard Coyle star in this big-budget drama about a family who run a successful fashion house in Paris in 1947. 

No Offence: Series 2

No Offence

Dazzler

The second season of Paul Abbott's whip-smart police drama hits DVD shelves this week. 

Joanna Scanlan, Alexandra Roach, Will Mellor and Elaine Cassidy all return to star. 

Click here to read our full preview. 

1990: Series 1

1990

Simply Home Entertainment

Edward Woodward and Robert Lang lead the first series of the 1970s drama looking at life in the future year of 1990. It gets a full release this week. 

Ibiza Undead

Ibiza Undead

Soda Pictures

Andy Edwards writes and directs Emily Atack and Jordan Coulson about a group of friends who head off on an Ibiza holiday and pick the wrong club night, named one where the owner had shipped in a herd of zombies to liven up his club nights.

Operation Avalanche

Operation Avalanche

Lionsgate UK

Matt Johnson co-writes, directs and stars in this thriller which follows two young CIA agents as they try to flush out a Russian mole they suspect has infiltrated NASA's Apollo space program

The Chamber

The Chamber

StudioCanal

Ben Parker writes and directs this tense thriller about a three-man Special Ops team on a secret recovery mission who become trapped underwater and face a fight to survive. The film features a score from Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield. 

Planet of the Sharks

Planet of the Sharks

Kaleidoscope Home Ent

Brandon Auret, Stephanie Beran and Lindsay Sullivan star in this post-apocalyptic thriller. In this future glacial melting has covered 98% of earth's landmass and sharks have flourished and now dominate the planet, operating as one massive school led by a mutated alpha shark.

Decay

Decay

4Digital Media Limited

Joseph Wartnerchaney directs this brutal horror about a lonely middle-aged groundskeeper with a serious mental illness. One day, he gets a visitor in his house: a young woman who, through a jarring turn of events, ends up dead. He does not report it because he is happy to have a friend, but now the body begins to decay...