September 24, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: September 25th 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: September 25th 2017

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, Baywatch, Riviera and The Walking Dead are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

King Arthur - Legend of the Sword

King Arthur - Legend of the Sword

Warner Bros

Guy Ritchie is behind the camera for this new lavish retelling of the classic story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable.

Sons Of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam leads the film as Arthur, with Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey playing Guinevere, Eric Bana playing Uther Pendragon, Arthur's father and Jude Law as villain Vortigern.

Ritchie is in the director's chair, working from a script by Joby Harold. There are also small roles for Michael McElhatton, Djimon Hounsou, Mikael Persbrandt, Lorraine Bruce, Hermione Corfield, Annabelle Wallis and Aidan Gillen.

In this new take on the story, we find Arthur on the streets, completely unaware that he is actually the one true king until he draws the sword Excalibur from the stone. This discovery gets Arthur a dilemma, will he throw his lot in with the Resistance and an enigmatic young woman named Guinevere and unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern? Or will he choose a quieter life? It’s unlikely to be the second one...

Click here to watch our interview with Hunnam. 

Baywatch

Baywatch

Paramount

The beloved TV series gets a big screen reboot with Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario leading the way.

In this new iteration Johnson plays Mitch Buchanan, the role made famous by Hasselhoff, who clashes with new hot-headed lifeguard Matt Brody (Efron) as they attempt to control the rowdy surfers of California

Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass, Priyanka Chopra and Hannibal Buress are also in key roles, while original stars David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson also have small roles in the new movie. 

Baywatch has been directed by Identity Thief and Horrible Bosses man Seth Gordon. He works from a script from Friday the 13th reboot writers Mark Swift and Damian Shannon. 

Click here to watch our interview with Efron, Chopra and Daddario. 

 

 

Riviera: The Complete Season One

Riviera

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Julia Stiles and Game Of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon lead this glossy drama, which arrives on DVD this week. 

Stiles stars as Georgina, who thinks she’s got it made when she marries billionaire  Constantine. But when he is killed in a yacht explosion, she is shocked to discover the fortune and lifestyle he maintained was surrounded by violence, lies and murder.

Neil Jordan, writer of Byzantium, The Crying Game and The Borgias, is on creative duties here.

The Walking Dead: The Complete Seventh Season

The Walking Dead

Entertainment One

The seventh season of the all-conquering zombie thriller arrives on DVD this week. 

In this season, the group must learn to live under the leadership of their new commander Negan, a fearsome and unpredictable sociopath with a deadly band of followers. 

Click here to read our full preview. 

Madam Secretary: Season 3

Madam Secretary

Paramount

Tea Leoni stars as US Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord in the third season of this tense political drama. 

Lethal Weapon: The Complete First Season

Lethal Weapon

WHV

Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford unite for the first season of the US crime drama based on the action film series. 

The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle

StudioCanal

Director Michaël Dudok de Wit teams up with beloved animation house Studio Ghibl for this charming film which follows a man who finds himself shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life.

Designated Survivor: The Complete First Season

Designated Survivor

Entertainment One

Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci and Kal Penn all star in this gripping drama about a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol during the State of the Union

Sleepy Hollow: The Complete Fourth Season

Sleepy Hollow

20th Century Fox

The fourth and final season of this supernatural police drama comes to DVD this week. 

Chicago Justice: Season 1

Chicago Justice

Universal

The trials and travails from the first season of Assistant State's Attorney Peter Stone and his team of prosecutors arrive on DVD this week. 

First Kill

First Kill

Signature Entertainment

Bruce Willis and Hayden Christensen star in this action thriller. We follow a Wall Street broker who is forced to evade a police chief investigating a bank robbery as he attempts to recover the stolen money in exchange for his son's life.

Unhinged

Unhinged

88 Films

A remake of the 1982 video nasty which follows four best friends decide to take the back roads travelling to a wedding in England and take refuge after a storm with a mysterious woman named Mrs Perkins, who promises to look after them, a promise she does not keep...

Knights of the Damned

Knights of the Damned

High Fliers Films

In this fantasy drama, we watch on as the King sends his best Knights to defeat the Dragon besieging them. But who will step up and defeat him? 

100° Below Zero

100° Below Zero

4Digital Media

In this action spectacular, we find ourselves in the middle of a chain of volcanic eruptions as they rip through Europe, causing an enormous ash cloud to block out the sun, plunging the continent into a new ice age. An American couple must find their kids and get them out of Paris before it freezes over.