This Week's New DVDs: May 8th 2017
Passengers, A Monster Calls, Silence and Line of Duty are among this week's new releases on DVD.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in this epic sci-fi adventure which is set on board the Starship Avalon, a spacecraft on a 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as Homestead II where its 5,259 people will make a new life for themselves.
Unfortunately when there’s a malfunction on the craft two of the passengers - Pratt’s Jim Preston and Lawrence’s Aurora Dunn - wake up early, still 90 years from their destination, leaving them with a huge dilemma about what to do next.
The Imitation Game’s Morten Tyldum directs from a script from Doctor Strange writer Jon Spaihts, with Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne and Andy Garcia also in the cast.
After embracing every type of excess in The Wolf Of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese returns in January with a rather more sober affair.
Set in the 17th century, the movie follows two young Portuguese Jesuit priests as they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Christianity, a mission which brings them a great deal of violence and persecution.
Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano and Ciarán Hinds star, while Scorsese works from a script he co-wrote with Jay Cocks, who he also worked with on Gangs Of New York.
A Monster Calls
20th Century Fox
Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver and newcomer Lewis MacDougall star in this hit adaptation of Patrick Ness's acclaimed novel.
The story follows Conor, a young boy who struggling to deal with his mother's terminal illness and his grandmother's heartless ways, desperate for comfort, he finds it in an unlikely source, an ancient tree monster who then comes to life.
Line of Duty
The fourth season of this gripping drama, which follows the travails of police Anti-Corruption Unit 12, comes to DVD shelves this week.
Adrian Dunbar, Martin Compston and Vicky McClure all return to star with Thandie Newton joining the cast for the new series.
Newton plays Detective Chief Inspector Roz Huntley, who bungles a high-profile murder case, leading AC-12 to be called in. As they cases unravels, Huntley’s sheer will to keep herself out of trouble, no matter who else gets in the way, plays havoc for the team.
Will Smith and Helen Mirren lead this star-studded drama, which stars Smith as Howard Inlet, a New York advertising executive who is sent into a downward spiral after a tragic event, which seems him writing letters to the three entities, death, love and time, letters which earn him a surprisingly personal response from the entities.
Starring alongside Smith and Mirren are Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris, Jacob Latimore and Kate Winslet. The movie has been directed by David Frankel, best known for directing Marley and Me and The Devil Wears Prada.
The Eagle Huntress
Star Wars star Daisy Ridley narrates this documentary which follows 13-year-old Kazakh girl Aisholpan as she looks to become the first female eagle hunter in 12 generations of her family and take her commitment all the way to the renowned Golden Eagle Festival in Mongolia.
Stan Lee's Lucky Man
The second series of Stan Lee's sci-fi drama, which stars James Nesbitt as Harry Clayton, a London cop with a superhuman power, the ability to control his own luck through a bronze cuff, gets a full release this week.
The Bye Bye Man
Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones, Carrie-Anne Moss and Faye Dunaway star in this dark horror.
The film follows three college students who move into an old house off campus and unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to life you say his name.
The Fall's Aisling Franciosi and Sherlock's Louise Brealey star in BBC Three's slick drama about two university friends who are torn apart when one is lured into an elite clique led by their charming feminist lecturer.