May 21, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: May 22nd 2017
by Tom
Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 21/05/2017

Bio

hmv.com Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

This Week's New DVDs: May 22nd 2017

Live By Night, Sing, Hacksaw Ridge and Lion are among the new releases on DVD this week. 

Live By Night

Live By Night

Warner Bros

Ben Affleck continues his love affair with author Dennis Lehane for this gritty new drama, in which he stars and directs.

Set in the 1920s at the height of prohibition in America, the movie follows the fortunes of Joe Coughlin, the son of a Boston police captain who moves Ybor City, Tampa, Florida and winds up becomes a bootlegger, rum-runner and, later, a notorious gangster. While the work makes him rich and powerful it's a life that Coughlin clearly doesn't find easy to keep up.

Also starring in the movie are Chris Messina, Brendan Gleeson, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper and Elle Fanning.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Sing

Sing

Universal Pictures

Reese Witherspoon, Taron Egerton, Matthew McCoughaney and Scarlett Johansson are among the voice cast for this big-hearted family movie. 

The movie is set in a city entirely populated by animals we begin with the McConaughey voiced Buster Moon, a showbiz-obsessed koala who has opened his own theatre.

Struggling to put bums on seats and with the bank closing in he decides to try and save his theatre by putting on a talent contest, one that attracts singing animals of all shapes and sizes...

Click here to read our full preview. 

Lion

Lion

EiV

Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman, Abhishek Bharate, Divian Ladwa, Priyanka Bose and Deepti Naval star in this tense drama from hotly-tipped director Garth Davis.

In this movie we track Patel’s Saroo Brierley, who decides he wants to be reunited with his birth parents and searches for his long-lost family using Google Earth.

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Lionsgate UK

Mel Gibson turns director and writer for this World War II epic, which stars Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths and Vince Vaughn.

This is a biopic of Desmond Doss, a Seventh-day Adventist Christian whose religion forbade him from carrying or using a firearm of any kind, who nonetheless decided to serve his country as a medic in the war.

Click here to read our full preview. 

 

The Last Ship: The Complete Third Season

The Last Ship

Warner Bros

The third season of the epic drama that is set in a world has gone into meltdown after the outbreak of a deadly virus leaving one lone battleship, unaffected by the virus, who must sail until find a cure, stop the virus, and save humanity. 

Bonded By Blood 2 - The Next Generation

Bonded By Blood 2 - The Next Generation

Platform Entertainment Limited

Josh Myers, Sam Strike and George Russo star in this gritty sequel which is loosely based on the aftermath of the Rettendon murders of 1995. 

Mythica: The Dragon Slayer

Mythica: The Dragon Slayer

Precision Pictures

Game Of Thrones' Kristian Nairn, Melanie Stone and Jake Stormoen all star in this fantasy sequel, which focuses on the ever-bloodier battle to defeat the Lich King and protect the world from the chaos. 

Girl Asleep

Girl Asleep

Metrodome Distribution

Rosemary Myers directs Bethany Whitmore and Harrison Feldman in this quirky comedy about a 15-year old girl and her struggle to fit in. 

Paramedics

Paramedics

Horizon Films

This is gruesome horror follows two twisted brothers who devise a scheme where they kidnap unsuspecting victims in order to harvest their organs and sell them on the black market. 

Rommel

Rommel

Second Sight

Ulrich Tukur stars in this biopic of notorious Nazi Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. 

Abduct

Abduct

Kaleidoscope

Sienna Guillory, William B. Davis and Mhairi Calvey star in this low-key sci-fi drama. It follows a Texan paranormal radio host as he tries to rescue a troubled young girl. 

Daylight's End

Daylight's End

Sony Pictures

Johnny Strong stars in this low-budget action thriller. Strong plays Thomas Rourke, who is making his way through a post-apocalyptic wasteland, looking to find the person responsible for destroying his family. 

The Darkest Dawn

The Darkest Dawn

Gilt Edge Media

Bethan Mary Leadley, Cherry Wallis and Stuart Ashen star in this low-budget fantasy. Set, after an alien invasion devastates London, the movie tells the tale of two young sisters who are separated from their family and forced to survive on their own. 

The Resident

The Resident

Second Sight

This chiller follows a family who move into a house that has long been uninhabited and quickly come to regret their decision...