April 22, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: April 23rd 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: April 23rd 2018

Pitch Perfect 3, Mr. Robot, Surburbicon and The Good Karma Hospital are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Pitch Perfect 3

Pitch Perfect 3

Universal Pictures

The Barden Bellas are back for a third and final time!

Pitch Perfect and its 2015 sequel have grossed over $400 million at the box office. The movies follow the travails of a women's a cappella group, The Barden Bellas, in the first film they competed against another a cappella group from their college to win Nationals and in the second they took on other groups from around the world.

This time around the Bellas are struggling to revive their careers, but an opportunity arrives in the form of a slot on the USO show, performing for American troops in Europe.

However, this time they've some new competition in the form of an all-girl rock band led by Ruby Rose, and the girls face a battle to save their reputations.

This time around Trish Sia, perhaps best-known for being behind some of OK Go's spectacularly clever music videos, is the person in the director's chair, while the cast includes returning appearances from Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld, Alexis Knapp, Anna Camp, Hanna Mae Lee and Ester Dean, with new additions including John Lithgow and Andy Allo.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators - Series 1

Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators

Dazzler

Jo Joyner and Mark Benton star in this homespun detective drama. Benton plays private detective Frank Hathaway, who has always worked alone, but is forced to team up with ex-hairdresser Lu Shakespeare after he finds himself down on his luck and short on cash.

Together they form an unlikely, but formidable detective duo.

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Dogwoof

The story of Hedy Lamarr, a Hollywood wild-child, infamous for her marriages and affairs with everyone from Spencer Tracy to JFK, is brought to life in this lavish new documentary, which has been executive produced by Susan Sarandon. 

Killjoys: Season 3

Killjoys

Universal Pictures

The third season of the hit sci-fi series, which follows a team of ruthless intergalactic bounty hunters, hits DVD shelves this week. 

The Good Karma Hospital: Series 2

The Good Karma Hospital

Acorn Media UK

Amanda Redman, Amrita Acharia, James Floyd and Neil Morrissey star in the second series of this ITV drama. 

Set in southern India, the six-part series follows young junior doctor Ruby Walker as she moves to India after becoming disillusioned with her life in the UK and begins working at The Good Karma Hospital, working under the tutelage of fellow English ex-pat Dr Lydia Fonseca. 

Troy - Fall of a City

Troy - Fall of a City

Dazzler

The BBC's lavish new take on the story of the 10-year siege of Troy and the relationship between heroic warrior Paris and his controversial affair with Helen. 

Louis Hunter, Jonas Armstrong, Bella Dayne, David Threlfall and Frances O'Connor all star. 

Suburbicon

Suburbicon

20th Century Fox

George Clooney directs Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac in this bloody drama.

Set in a quiet, suburban town in 1960s America, we watch as Damon's Gardner Lodge attempts to keep his family together while under threat from the mob and turns to blackmail, violence and revenge in order to survive.

13 Reasons Why: Season 1

13 Reasons Why

Paramount Home Entertainment

Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford star in this controversial teen drama. 

We follow Minnette's Clay Jensen, who returns home from high school to discover a box of cassette tapes, recorded by Hannah Baker, his former classmate who killed herself two weeks earlier.

On the tapes are the 13 reasons that led to her untimely death and the people she felt were responsible, leaving Clay to go on a journey of his own. 

Striking Out: Series Two

Striking Out

Acorn Media UK

Amy Huberman and Neil Morrissey star in this Irish TV drama about a lawyer who is forced to go it alone and set up her own practice after her life is thrown into chaos by her cheating fiance. 

The second season arrives on DVD this week. 

Mr. Robot: Season_3.0

Mr. Robot: Season_3.0

Universal Pictures

Rami Malek leads the third season of the critically acclaimed drama which follows Elliot, a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night, comes to DVD this week. 

Click here to read our full preview.

The Forgotten Soldiers

The Forgotten Soldiers

101 Films

This Turkish action thriller follows two soldiers, in the midst of a feud, who are sent to repair a communication station on a remote mountain peak.

When the mission goes South and they find themselves unexpectedly surrounded by terrorists, the two adversaries must hatch a plan to escape alive. 

Looking Glass

Looking Glass

Lionsgate UK

Nicolas Cage and Robin Tunney star as a married couple who attempt to move on from the death of their daughter by buying a motel in the remote desert. 

Sadly, it turns out to be a motel with a troubled past and an even more troubling future...

Pyewacket

Pyewacket

Signature Entertainment

In this Canadian horror, we follow Leah, a teenage girl summons an evil spirit in a desperate attempt to find a way to rid of her mother. 

Sadly, she gets more than she bargained for when it takes on a form that Leah recognises all too well...

Cas

Cas

TLA Releasing

This Dutch drama follows a couple whose relationship is tested by the arrival of young student Cas, someone they both develop feelings for.