May 7, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: May 8th 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

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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. 

Passengers

Passengers

Sony

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.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Silence

Silence

Paramount

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

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. 

Click here to read our full preview. 

Line of Duty: Series Four

Line of Duty

BBC

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. 

 

The Last Kingdom: Season 2

The Last Kingdom

Universal Pictures

The second season of Bernard Cowell's bloody historical epic comes to DVD shelves this week. 

Monster Trucks

Monster Trucks

Paramount

Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Barry Pepper and Holt McCallany star in this action-comedy about a high school kid who finds an escaped monster living in his truck and befriends him.

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty

Warner Bros

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

Orange Is the New Black: Season 4

Orange Is The New Black

Sony Pictures

The fourth season of the hit prison drama comes to DVD shelves this week. 

The Eagle Huntress

The Eagle Huntress

Altitude

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: Series 2

Stan Lee's Lucky Man

Universal Pictures

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

The Bye Bye Man

EiV

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.

Man Down

Man Down

Signature Entertainment

Shia LaBeouf, Jai Courtney, Kate Mara and Gary Oldman lead this hard-hitting drama.

LaBeouf plays Gabriel Drummer, a former marine who is desperately searching for the whereabouts of his son, accompanied by his best friend and a survivor. 

Divorce

Divorce

Warner Bros

Catastrophe/Smack The Pony writer/creator Sharon Horgan is the brains behind the black comedy which stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church as a suburban New York couple going through a divorce. 

Railroad Tigers

Railroad Tigers

Kaleidoscope

Jackie Chan stars in this action thriller about a railroad worker who, during the 1940s, who leads a team of men fighting for their freedom against the Japanese. 

Clique: Complete Series 1

Clique

Dazzler

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.