October 15, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: October 16th 2017
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This Week's New DVDs: October 16th 2017

Fast & Furious 8, Gifted, Churchill and The Crown are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

 

Fast & Furious 8

Fast & Furious 8

Universal Pictures UK

The all-conquering franchise returns for an eighth instalment and this time the family is at war.

Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell all return to star while Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood and Helen Mirren all join the cast.

The new movie, which is titled The Fate Of The Furious in other nations, has been directed by F. Gary Gray, the man responsible for Straight Outta Compton, he works from a script from Chris Morgan, who has written the last six films for the franchise.

At the start of this film it’s all looking rosy with the team now exonerated and enjoying their freedom, but when a mysterious new terrorist named Cipher (Theron) arrives and seduces Dominic Toretto back into a life of a crime and betraying his friends, everything is thrown up in the air.

Click here to read our full preview. 

 

Churchill

Churchill

Lionsgate

Brian Cox takes charge of this lavish new biopic of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Starring alongside Cox are Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden and Ella Purnell.

The movie has been directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, director of Burnin' Square and The Railway Man. Historian Alex von Tunzelmann has provided the screenplay.

Churchill is set in June 1944 at the point in World War II when Allied Forces were stood on the brink: a million soldiers are secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe. Only one man was holding them up, Churchill himself.

Click here to read our full preview. 

The Crown: Season One

The Crown

Sony Pictures

Claire Foy and Matt Smith star in this lavish re-telling of the first days of Queen Elizabeth II as England's Monarch. 

Starring alongside Foy and Smith are John Lithgow, Jared Harris and Ben Miles, with Peter Morgan on writing duties and Stephen Frears directing. 

Fargo: Year 3

Fargo

20th Century Fox

Ewan McGregor is on double duty as he plays two starring roles in the third outing of Fargo. 

Starring alongside the Trainspotting man are Carrie Coon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis and Jim Gaffigan.

In the new season, which is set in 2010, we find McGregor as both Emmit and Ray Stussy, warring brothers in that particularly cold corner of Minnesota.

The older brother Emmit is a successful businessman, known locally as “the Parking Lot King of Minnesota”, while his younger brother Ray is balding, pot-bellied and struggling to scrape by in his job as a parole officer.

Deeply unhappy with his life, Ray decides to do something about the hand he's been dealt and he blames Emmit for his misfortune…

The Shack

The Shack

20th Century Fox

Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer and Graham Greene star in this tense drama. It follows Mack, a man grieving after the death of his daughter. One day he receives a letter and suspects it is from God, asking him to return to The Shack where Missy may have been murdered...

Once Upon a Time: The Complete Sixth Season

Once Upon a Time

Walt Disney Studios

The hugely successful fantasy romp, which follows a troubled young woman who finds herself in a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed, comes back again for a sixth full series. 

Blue Bloods: The Seventh Season

Blue Bloods

Paramount Home Entertainment

Tom Selleck and his family of New York cops return for a seventh run this week. 

Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Series

Rizzoli & Isles

Warner Bros

The final run for Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and her best friend medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles hits DVD shelves this week. 

Bates Motel: Season 5

Bates Motel

Universal

The Psycho spin-off, which stars Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga as Norma and Norman Bates, arrives on DVD this week with a fifth season. 

W1A: The Complete Series 3

W1A

2Entertain

The supremely witty sitcom about life inside the BBC brings its third series to DVD shelves. 

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove

Thunderbird Releasing

This Swedish drama scored two nominations earlier this year. It is the story of an isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, whose life is changed forever when he develops an unlikely friendship with his next-door neighbours. 

NCIS: Season 13

NCIS

Paramount Home Entertainment

The 13th season of the hugely successful crime procedural comes out this week.