May 29, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: May 29th 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: May 29th 2017

Jackie, Underworld: Blood Wars, xXx: Return Of Xander Cage and Taboo are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Paramount Pictures

14 years after he first starred as Xander Cage Vin Diesel returns to reprise his role as the extreme sports loving action hero.

Joining Diesel in the new movie are Samuel L. Jackson,  Toni Collette, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose, Hermione Corfield, Bollywood star Deepika Padukone and professor fighters Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Michael Bisping and Conor McGregor. It has been directed by D.J. Caruso.

In the new movie, Cage comes out of self-imposed exile after being thought to be long dead and is set on a collision course with Donnie Yen's Xiang, who is looking to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box.

Click here to watch our interviews with the cast and director. 

Jackie

Jackie

20th Century Fox

Pablo Larraín, acclaimed director of The Club and Neruda, takes charge of this biopic of Jackie Kennedy and her life after the assassination of her husband President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

Natalie Portman, who was nominated for an Oscar for this role, stars as Kennedy, with Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, and John Hurt also in key roles.

Click here to read our full preview

Underworld: Blood Wars

Underworld: Blood Wars

Sony Pictures

Kate Beckinsale, Charles Dance and Theo James return for a fifth outing in the bloodthirsty fantasy series. 

The new instalment has been directed by Anna Foerster, who has acted as second unit director on a series of blockbusters, including The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day. The new Underworld movie will be her debut as a director. 

We pick up the story directly after Underworld: Awakening with Beckinsale's Selene now a target for both lycans and vampires. Despite the grave danger, Selene quickly realises she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice. 

Click here to read our full preview

Doctor Who: Series 10 - Part 1

Doctor Who: Series 10 - Part 1

BBC Worldwide

The first half of Peter Capaldi's swansong as the Doctor comes to DVD this week. 

Suits: Season 6

Suits

Universal Pictures

Gabriel Macht, Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams star as New York's slipperiest lawyers return for a sixth outing. 

The Durrells: Series 2

The Durrells

2 Entertain

Keeley Hawes and Milo Parker lead ITV's second series of the drama based on the memoirs of British naturalist Gerald Durrell.

It follows Hawes' Louisa Durrell, who, following the death of her husband, decides to move with her four children from their home in Bournemouth to the Greek island of Corfu in search of a better life. 

Little Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue

ITV DVD

Stephen Graham stars in this heartbreaking retelling of the real-life murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones in the Croxteth area of Liverpool in 2007. 

Taboo

Taboo

StudioCanal

Tom Hardy co-writes and stars in this brutal drama as James Delaney, an adventurer who returns to London after the death of his father, a feared shipping tycoon.

Delaney has spent a decade spent travelling in Africa but returns to claim the rights to the mysterious island, an island people are desperate to keep out of his hands. 

Hinterland: The Complete Season Three

Hinterland

Arrow Films

Richard Harrington returns to lead the third series of this dark, brooding Welsh police drama. 

The Legacy: Season 3

The Legacy

Arrow Films

The third season of the Danish drama about a set of siblings squabbling over their inheritance comes to DVD shelves. 

Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann

Thunderbird Releasing

This German comedy, which narrowly missed out on the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film, gets a release this week. 

The movie tells the story of a father who tries to reconnect with his workaholic daughter by posing as a life coach for her company's CEO. 

An American remake with Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig is currently being developed. 

The Salesman

The Salesman

Curzon Artificial Eye

Asghar Farhadi writes and directs this Persian drama starring Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidoosti which won the Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Oscars. 

The movie is the story of couple who are starring together in a new production of Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman, but, when the wife is assaulted in her new home, her husband sets out to find her attacker. 

IZOMBIE

Warner Home Video

The second season of Rob Thomas' blood spattered teen drama about a medical student who must deal with life as a zombie comes out this week.