October 30, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: October 30th 2017
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This Week's New DVDs: October 30th 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight, My Cousin Rachel, All Eyez On Me and The Good Fight are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Transformers - The Last Knight (hmv Exclusive) Limited Edition Steelbook Includes 2D and 3D

Transformers - The Last Knight

Paramount

Michael Bay directs the fifth and his final instalment of the hugely successful sci-fi franchise.

In this film, we watch a battle for survival between the human race and the Transformers, with hero Cade Yeager forming an alliance with Bumblebee, an English lord and an Oxford professor to learn why the Transformers keep coming back to Earth.

The movie is the follow-up to 2014's Transformers: Age Of Extinction and will see Mark Wahlberg return to reprise his starring role as Yeager. Starring alongside him are Stanley Tucci, Isabela Moner, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Santiago Cabrera, Liam Garrigan, Jerrod Carmichael, Mitch Pileggi, Laura Haddock and Anthony Hopkins.

Click here to read our full preview. 

My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel

20th Century Fox

Sam Claflin and Rachel Weisz lead this dark period drama.

The movie is an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel of the same name and follows Claflin's Philip, a young Englishman who plots revenge against his cousin Rachel, believing that she murdered his guardian.

Notting Hill director Roger Michell has written and directed this movie, which also stars Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger and Simon Russell Beale.

Click here to watch our interviews with Weisz, Claflin, Grainger, Michell and Glen. 

All Eyez On Me

All Eyez On Me

Lionsgate

Demetrius Shipp Jr plays the iconic role of Tupac Shakur in this warts-and-all biopic of the rapper.

Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper and Danai Gurira co-star in the movie, which follows the rapper's rise to superstardom as well as his time behind bars, and, ultimately, his untimely death.

Click here to watch our interview with Shipp and Graham. 

Hampstead

Hampstead

eOne

Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton, Jason Watkins and Simon Callow all star in this twee comedy about widowed American expat Emily Walters.

We follow Emily as she strikes up an unlikely friendship with Donald Horner, who has been living illegally in a shack in Hampstead Heath for the past 17 years. 

The Villainess

The Villainess

Arrow Video

In this rip-roaring Korean thriller, we follow a female assassin as she leaves a trail of bodies behind her as she seeks revenge...

The Good Fight: Season 1

The Good Fight

Playback

After seven hugely successful seasons, The Good Wife finished its run on TV at the end of 2016, but that’s not the end of the story for some of the show’s characters.

In spin-off The Good Fight we follow Christine Baranski’s Diane Lockhart after she is forced out of Lockhart, Decker, Gussman, Lee, Lyman, Gilbert-Lurie, Kagan, Tannenbaum, & Associates after an enormous financial scam destroys the reputation of her goddaughter Maia.

Penniless, she reluctantly teamed up with Lucca Quinn to start a new life and arm herself for the battles ahead.

Joining Baranski and a returning Cush Jumbo are Erica Tazel, Sarah Steele, Justin Bartha and Delroy Lindo, as well as Rose Leslie, with the Game Of Thrones star playing Lockhart's goddaughter Maia.

The Book of Henry

The Book of Henry

Universal Pictures

Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow writes and directs Lee Pace, Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay in this tender drama. 

The film follows waitress and single mother Susan Carpenter and her two young sons, eleven-year-old Henry and eight-year-old Peter.

Their life is a quiet and calm one until Henry makes friends with classmate and neighbour Christina, who he begins to suspect she is being abused by her stepfather, a situation he recruits his mother and brother to rectify...

The Child in Time

The Child In Time

Studiocanal

Benedict Cumberbatch and Kelly MacDonald star in this heartbreaking adaptation of Ian McEwan's bestselling novel. 

Cumberbatch plays Stephen, a children's author whose life is turned upside down when his daughter dissapears..

Tommy's Honour

Tommy's Honour

Thunderbird Releasing

Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neill, Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden and Peter Ferdinando all star in his drama, which depicts the lives and careers of, and the complex relationship between, the pioneering Scottish golfing champions Old Tom Morris and his son Young Tom Morris.

Channel Zero: Season One - Candle Cove

Channel Zero: Season One - Candle Cove

Second Sight

All six episodes from the first season of the horror anthology starring Paul Schneider and Abigail Pniowsky come to DVD this week. 

The series follows a child psychologist who believes that a television show called Candle Cove has been responsible for a number of tragic events he suffered as a child and sets out investigate...

The House

The House

Warner Bros

This bawdy new comedy stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as married couple Scott and Kate who team up with their neighbours to start an illegal casino in his basement to earn money after they destroy their daughter's college fund.

Starring alongside the pair are Ryan Simpkins, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Jeremy Renner, and Cedric Yarbrough.  

The movie has been directed by Andrew J. Cohen and who has also written the script with regular writing partner Brendan O'Brien. They are the writing team responsible for both Bad Neighbours movies and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. 

It Comes at Night

It Comes at Night

Universal Pictures

Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Riley Keough, Carmen Ejogo and Kelvin Harrison all star in this psychological horror from Trey Edward Shults, director of indie hit Krisha. 

Edgerton plays Paul, who lives with his family in a remote wood, trying to protect them from the unnatural threat that terrorises the world.

However, things begin to fall apart when the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is interrupted by the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge.

Matthews

Matthews

Spectrum

Director Ryan Scott Warren looks at the life of football legend Sir Stanley Matthews in this loving new documentary. 

Eat Locals

Eat Locals

Spirit Entertainment

Charlie Cox, Mackenzie Crook, Eve Myles, Ruth Jones and Vincent Regan lead this British low-budget horror flick. 

We watch as the eight undisputed British vampire overlords gather up for their semi-centennial meeting, it's going to get very, very bloody...

The Duel

The Duel

101 Films

Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson star in this bloody Western. 

Hemsworth plays a Texas Ranger tasked with investigating a series of unexplained deaths in a town called Helena, an investigation that brings him face to face with a very dangerous preacher...