This Week's New DVDs: April 17th 2017
Sully, Birth Of A Nation and Ballerina are among this week's new releases on DVD.
Sully - Miracle On the Hudson
Tom Hanks sports an outstanding moustache to play Chelsey 'Sully' Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of his 155 passengers, but was then forced to face a gruelling inquiry into the landing, which threatened to destroy his career and reputation.
Hanks stars alongside Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney in a movie directed by Clint Eastwood. Eastwood is working from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book Sully: My Search For What Really Matters by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow.
The Birth of a Nation
20th Century Fox
Beyond The Lights star Nate Parker writes, produces, directs and leads this dark portrait of Nat Turner, the enslaved man who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831. Starring alongside Parker are Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller and Gabrielle Union.
20th Century Fox
Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan and Carly Rae Jepsen lend their voices to this animation set in France in 1879. It follows a poor orphan named Félicie Milliner who leaves her orphanage in Brittany with her best friend Victor and moves to Paris where she dreams of becoming a professional ballerina.
Decline And Fall
Acorn Media UK
Jack Whitehall, Eva Longoria and David Suchet star in this three-part BBC comedy based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh.
It follows Paul Pennyfeather, who is expelled from Oxford University after an unfortunate prank and is forced to take up a teaching post at very odd Welsh boarding school.
The third season of the hit fantasy drama about a group of librarians who are tasked with keeping the treasures of the world out of the wrong hands comes to DVD this week.
The seventh run of adventures of DCI Vera Stanhope and her team comes out this week.
Hostage to the Devil
High Fliers Video Distribution
This documentary about controversial former Irish Jesuit priest Malachi Martin gets a release this week.
In this brutal historical thriller we follow the Allied offensive of the Second World War as they battle to survive in the depths of winter.
Aaron Eckhart and Carice van Houten lead this horror chiller. Eckhart plays Dr. Ember, a scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of the possessed who is tasked with saving a young boy from the grips of a demon with powers never seen before.
Contract to Kill
Steven Seagal stars as CIA enforcer John Harmon, a no-nonsense type who is assigned to investigate Arabian terrorists that have been arrested in Mexico.
Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and Entourage's Adrian Grenier star in this action romp about two brothers, who of whom is a successful businessman and the other a petty criminal. When the criminal is taken prisoner and held for ransom by a crime boss, his brother is forced to take drastic measures to save him.
While on a flight back from Columbia, the passengers are attacked by a swarm of genetically-mutated ants, leading the few remaining survivors on board to try and save themselves.