April 16, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: April 16th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: April 16th 2018

Ferdinand, Strike: Career Of Evil, Marcella and Brigsby Bear are among this week's new releases on DVD.

Ferdinand

Ferdinand

20th Century Fox

An all-star voice cast come together for this animated adventure, which quite literally tells the story of a bull in a china shop. 

The film features the voices of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, David Tennant, Sally Phillips, Gabriel Iglesias, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson and Bobby Cannavale.

It has been directed by Carlos Saldanha, best known for his 2011 movie Rio and is best on Munro Leaf's beloved children's book The Story Of Ferdinand. 

Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart, who, after being mistaken for a dangerous beast, is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. 

Click here to read our full preview

Brigsby Bear

Brigsby Bear

Sony Pictures

Saturday Night Live key men Dave McCary and Kyle Mooney team up for this acclaimed comedy, which sees McCary directing Mooney’s script.

The story follows James Pope, a man obsessed with a bizarre children's TV show titled Brigsby Bear Adventures. When the series abruptly ends, Pope's life changes forever as he sets out to finish the storyline himself.

Mooney also stars alongside Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Andy Samberg and Matt Walsh.

Strike: Career of Evil

Strike: Career of Evil

Warner Bros

After Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm, the final (so far) of J. K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike novels hits the small screen.

Tom Burke, star of The Musketeers and War and Peace, is once again in the title role, with Holliday Grainger playing his assistant Robin Ellacott.

In this mystery, which goes out in two parts, things get personal for Strike. It all starts when a severed human leg arrives, a leg belonging to a girl Strike once knew, leading him to draw up a list of suspects who have a vendetta against him. It turns out to be quite a lengthy list...

Click here to watch our interview with stars Burke and Grainger. 

Marcella: Series Two

Marcella

Acorn Media UK

Anna Friel returns to star as troubled detective Marcella Buckland in the second season of the ITV drama. In this run, Marcella is tasked with investigating a series of very unpleasant child murders, all the while her own personal life continues to fall apart. 

Still Game: The Complete Series 8

Still Game

2Entertain

All six episodes from the eighth series of the revived BBC sitcom, written by and starring Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan, arrive on DVD this week. 

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay

Warner Bros

The latest Suicide Squad animated adventure arrives this week, with Task Force X targeting a powerful mystical object that they will risk their lives to steal.

Christian Slater, Billy Brown, Liam McIntyre, Kristin Bauer van Straten and Gideon Emery are among the voice cast.

Accident Man

Accident Man

Sony Pictures

Scott Adkins stars in this action thriller directed by Jesse V. Johnson. We follow Adkins' Mike Fallon, a murderer who suddenly finds himself on a quest for revenge. 

Better Watch Out

Better Watch Out

Universal Pictures

Olivia DeJonge stars in this horror-comedy which follows a babysitter who must defend a 12-year-old boy from the strangers trying break into his home. 

Tall Men

Tall Men

High Fliers Video Distribution

This creepy psychological horror story follows Terrence, a young man who is deep into debt and filing for bankruptcy, who is offered a financial lifeline when he is given a mysterious credit card.

Sadly it turns out his creditors want more than just his money as he is relentlessly stalked in the night by faceless tall men in black suits when he doesn't pay. 

Paranormal: White Noise

Paranormal: White Noise

Signature Entertainment

Rose McGowan stars as supernatural myth buster Kelly Johansen who sets out to disprove sightings and experiences of paranormal activity in an abandoned subway station. Things don't go exactly as planned...

Guardians of the Tomb

Guardians of the Tomb

Signature Entertainment

Bingbing Li, Kellan Lutz and Kelsey Grammer star in this adventure thriller. A scientist heads off on a quest to find her missing brother with the aid of two companions. 

Their quest leads them to an underground tomb, which houses an ancient Chinese emperor from 200 BC, and sees them battling hordes of giant spiders. 

The Return

The Return

Curzon Artificial Eye

Andrey Zvyagintsev directs this poignant Russian family drama about two teenage boys whose lives are turned upside down when long-lost father suddenly turns up after a 12-year absence.