September 17, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: September 18th 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: September 18th 2017

Alien: Covenant, Arrow, Miss Sloane and Trust Me are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Alien: Covenant (hmv Exclusive) 4K Ultra HD Limited Edition Steelbook (Artwork TBC)

Alien: Covenant

20th Century Fox

Ridley Scott returns to the dark, dank world of Alien for a brand new blockbuster and follow-up to 2012’s Prometheus.

Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace return from Prometheus, but this is mostly a brand new cast that includes Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston, Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Billy Crudup, James Franco, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby.

In this film, we follow the crew of the colony ship Covenant who find what they believe to be an uncharted paradise in a remote galaxy. Instead what the crew discover is a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the Fassbender's synthetic David, only survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Click here to watch our interviews with Fassbender, Waterston, McBride and Crudup. 

Miss Sloane

Miss Sloane

20th Century Fox

Jessica Chastain leads this political thriller where she stars as Elizabeth Sloane, a hugely successful political lobbyist who takes on her toughest ever assignment when she decides to try and get new gun control legislation pushed through.

Starring alongside Chastain are Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alison Pill, Jake Lacy, John Lithgow and Sam Waterston.

John Madden, who directed The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and its sequel, is in the director's chair.  

Click here to read our full preview. 

Arrow: The Fifth Season

Arrow

Warner Bros

All 23 episodes from the fifth season of DC's hit action drama comes to DVD this week, with Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen forced to recruit some new teammates as Starling City's corruption threatens to spin out of control.

Click here to read our full preview. 

NCIS Los Angeles: Season 8

NCIS Los Angeles

Universal UK

Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J are back on duty for an eighth run of the hugely successful LA crime drama. 

Hawaii Five-0: Season 7

Hawaii Five-0

Paramount

Alex O'Loughlin leads his team through 25 episodes of hi-jacks and sleuthing around the Hawaiian islands. 

Chicago Med

Chicago Med

Universal Pictures

Oliver Platt leads the second run of the hit medical drama set in the emergency department of a busy Chicago medical centre. 

Man in an Orange Shirt

Man in an Orange Shirt

BBC

Patrick Gale's tender drama, which stars Vanessa Redgrave and Julian Morris, follows the story of two gay couples, one in post-War Britain, the other in the present day, both with their own problems to deal with. 

Trust Me

Trust Me

StudioCanal

Jodie Whittaker plays a very different doctor in this tense drama.

She stars as Cath Hardacre, a nurse who loses her job after she turns whistle-blower.

Wanting to provide a better life for her young daughter, she steals her best friend's identity as a senior doctor and lands a job in an Edinburgh hospital - a job she pursues with vigour and an armful of textbooks, leading to more than few mistakes along the way. How long will it be before she is rumbled?

Starring alongside Whittaker are The Inbetweeners’ Blake Harrison and Sharon Small, best known for her leading role in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.

My Life As a Courgette

My Life As a Courgette

Thunderbird Releasing

Claude Barras co-writes and directs this animated adventure adapted from the novel by Gilles Paris. 

The film follows Courgette, a young boy who loses his mother and is sent to a foster home where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.

Kingdom: Season 2 B

Kingdom

Dazzler

The second half of the second season of this hard-hitting drama. The show follows Frank Grillo's Alvey Kulina, a retired MMA fighter and trainer who is struggling to keep his gym afloat and turns to his sons to get in the ring and earn some bank...

Phoenix Forgotten

Phoenix Forgotten

Signature Entertainment

Justin Barber directs this found-footage horror film. We begin with Josh, a young man who went on an expedition into the Arizona desert with his friends to discover the source of a strange group of lights, never to return. Now 20 years later his sister Sophie sets out to look for him...

Smoking Guns

Smoking Guns

Precision Pictures

Dexter Fletcher stars in this British crime caper about a group of gamblers who bite off more than they can chew when they place a £250 bet on a horse...

Maximum Security

Maximum Security

101 Films

Dolph Lundgren stars as a skilled thief hired by the CIA to infiltrate a high-security Mexican prison and retrieve the sensitive information held in the jail's safe.

Chicken

Chicken

Network

Joe Stephenson directs Scott Chambers and Morgan Watkins in this coming of age drama. Chambers plays Richard, a young boy with learning difficulties living with his restless and destructive brother. 

When the land they live on is bought by a new landowner, and the electricity supply to their caravan is cut, their already precarious living conditions get even worse...

Stranded

Stranded

Kaleidoscope

Katrina Bowden and Damon Dayoub star in this low-key thriller about a mother and her son who get into a terrible accident in the middle of nowhere and face a real fight to survive...