October 22, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: October 23rd 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: October 23rd 2017

The Mummy, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 4: The Long Haul, Grey's Anatomy and Ash Vs Evil Dead are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

The Mummy (hmv Exclusive) Limited Edition Steelbook includes 2D & 3D

The Mummy

Universal Pictures UK

It’s been almost a decade since The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor completed the trilogy that starred Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz and now the story gets a lavish reboot, with Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella in starring roles.

The movie follows an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, and who is then awakened in our current day and begins to wreak havoc.

Starring alongside Cruise, Crowe and Boutella are Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, Javier Botet and Selva Rasalingam.

The movie has been directed by Star Trek reboot writer Alex Kurtzman, who works from a script from Doctor Strange writer Jon Spaihts and Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation's Christopher McQuarrie.

Click here to watch our interview with Wallis, Johnson, Vance and Boutella. 

 

Descendants 2

Descendants 2

Disney

High School Musical's Kenny Ortega directs this fantasy adventure sequel following the children of some of Disney's most notorious villains on a new adventure. 

We follow Mal, daughter of Maleficent, who must return to the Isle of the Lost to face her archenemy Uma, the daughter of Ursula, teaming up with Harry, the son of Captain Hook, and Gil, the son of Gaston, to do so. 

Grey's Anatomy: Complete Thirteenth Season

Grey's Anatomy

Walt Disney Studios

The 13th season of the hugely successful medical drama makes its way onto DVD shelves this week. 

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4 - The Long Haul

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 4: The Long Haul

20th Century Fox

Tom Everett Scott and Alicia Silverstone star in the fourth instalment of the beloved kids franchise.

Zachary Gordon, who has played our hero Greg Heffley thus far, is not in this new instalment, he’s replaced by Jason Drucker.

This new movie will take place one year after the events of Dog Days and here we have Greg convincing his family to go on a road trip for his grandmother's 90th birthday. Or at least that's what he's telling them...

Cult of Chucky

Cult of Chucky

Universal Pictures

Don Mancini writes and directs this reboot of the horror classic, which features Chucky returning to terrorize his human victim, Nica. 

Liar

Liar

2Entertain

Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffud and Zoe Tapper star in ITV's hit drama.

It follows Froggatt's Laura whose short-lived relationship with renowned surgeon Andrew Earlham is cut short after Laura accuses Andrew of drugging and raping her.

After receiving a torrent of abuse for her accusations, and with the CPS unwilling to prosecute due to a lack of evidence, Laura sets out to make Andrew confess to his crime...

The Vampire Diaries: The Eighth and Final Season

The Vampire Diaries

Warner Bros

The hugely successful teen drama takes its final bow after eight seasons on the air. 

Click here to read our full preview. 

Gifted

Gifted

20th Century Fox

Chris Evans and Jenny Slate are front and centre in this tender family drama, which sees director Marc Webb scale back down after taking charge of The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel.

The story follows Evans’ Frank, a single man raising his young niece Mary in a coastal town in Florida. When it becomes apparent that Mary is a child genius, Frank's plans for a normal school life for her, a promise he made to his sister, are foiled when his formidable mother Evelyn gets involved, leading to a nasty custody battle.

Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan and Octavia Spencer also star alongside Evans and Slate.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Teen Wolf: The Complete Season Six

Teen Wolf

20th Century Fox

It's run for six seasons, but the teen drama that follows teenager Scott McCall, who is bitten by a werewolf and must cope with how it affects his life and the lives of those closest to him, comes to an end with the release of this DVD. 

Ash Vs Evil Dead: The Complete Second Season

Ash Vs Evil Dead

20th Century Fox

Bruce Campbell commands the second season of this bloodthirsty Evil Dead spin-off, which arrives on DVD today. 

The Originals: The Complete Fourth Season

The Originals

Warner Bros

The Vampire Diaries spin-off brings its fourth run to DVD shelves this week.

Upstart Crow: Series 2

Upstart Crow

BBC

Ben Elton's sitcom about the domestic life of William Shakespeare, which stars David Mitchell, Mark Heap and Liza Tarbuck, brings its second series to DVD this week.

Back to Burgundy

Back To Burgundy

Studiocanal

This tender French drama follows Jean, a young man who left his family and his birthplace of Burgundy ten years ago to tour the world.

Learning of his father's imminent death, he returns to his childhood home, but his family aren't entirely happy to see him...

Dead Again in Tombstone

Dead Again in Tombstone

Universal

Danny Trejo reprises his role as Guerrero, who returns from the dead once more to protect a stolen relic from getting into the hands of a gang of soldiers.