April 29, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: April 30th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: April 30th 2018

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, Hostiles and Jamestown are among this week's new releases on DVD.

Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Sony Pictures

Over 20 years after the release of the Robin Williams’ classic, Jumanji has been rebooted into a new blockbuster which has taken over $950 million at the box office already.

The reboot stars Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas, has been directed by Jake Kasdan with a script written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner.

The reboot follows four high school students in detention who are told to clean out the basement of the school and they find an old video game console, which features the game

While down there they find an old video game console featuring the game Jumanji, which asks that you pick a character and you are then transported to a jungle, where your body takes on the form of the player.

Click here to watch our interview with Jonas. 

Hostiles

Hostiles

EiV

Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike and Wes Studi star in this brutal Western about a renowned army captain who is forced to escort a Cheyenne chief back home through hostile territory. 

Click here to read our full preview. 

Civilisations

Civilisations

2Entertain

Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga present this nine-part BBC series which looks at the history of art across the world

Jamestown: Season 2

Jamestown

Universal Pictures

Naomi Battrick, Max Beesley, Jason Flemyng, Dean Lennox Kelly and Niamh Walsh star in the second season of this brutal drama set in the first British colony of Jamestown, Virginia. 

For 12 years, the town has been populated only by men, but the settlement is shaken up when the first women arrive...

The Shannara Chronicles: Season 2

The Shannara Chronicles

StudioCanal

The second season of this fantasy drama, based on the bestselling books of Terry Brooks, comes to DVD this week. 

Braven

Braven

101 Films

Jason Momoa leads this brutal thriller about a logger residing along the U.S./Canada border, who is confronted by a group of deadly drug runners in his secluded cabin in the mountains and forced to take extreme measures to protect his family. 

The City and the City

The City and the City

ITV Studios

David Morrissey stars in this dark adaptation of China Miéville's bestselling novel. 

Morrissey plays Inspector Tyador Borlú, a member of the Extreme Crime Squad in the European city-state of Beszel, who is charged with investigating the murder of a student from Beszel's twin-city of Ul Qoman. 

In this story, the cities of Beszel and Ul Qoman occupy much of the same geographical space, but via the volition of their citizens and the threat of the secret power known as Breach, they are perceived as two different cities. 

Cold Skin

Cold Skin

Signature Entertainment

Ray Stevenson stars as a nameless man who is dropped off on a remote island on the edge of the Antarctic Circle to fill the position of weather observer for an entire year.

Once there, he discovers there is only one other mysterious man living there in solitude, that's the beginning of a series dark truths about the isolated island that begin to emerge...

Brad's Status

Brad's Status

Vertigo Films

Ben Stiller stars in this comedy-drama written and directed by Mike White. 

Stiller plays Brad, a middle-aged man who takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast. While on the trip, he meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life choices and causes him to reflect on the life he's lived. 

The Misandrists

The Misandrists

Matchbox Films

Bruce La Bruce writes and directs this strange drama. 

We follow anti-capitalist Volker, who flees the police and is secretly taken in by two pupils at Big Mother's school for wayward girls in the German countryside. As it turns out, the school is a front for a radical feminist group plotting a revolution to overthrow patriarchy in Germany.

Dave Allen at Peace

Dave Allen at Peace

Dazzler

Game Of Thrones' Aidan Gillen stars as Irish comedian Dave Allen in this TV biopic. The drama chronicles Allen's life from a young boy in a strict Catholic school up until the height of his career in comedy. 

The House On Gallows Hill

The House on Gallows Hill

Second Sight

Peter Facinelli and Sophia Myles star in this dark horror about a family who are involved in an accident. Afterwards, they take refuge in a secluded inn where they free a girl locked in a basement without knowing she's an ancient evil spirit.

Hatred

Hatred

101 Films

Wojciech Smarzowski writes and directs this Polish WWII drama about a young Polish girl left devastated by her father's decision to force her to leave behind her Ukrainian lover and marry a rich widower. 

Nightlight

Nightlight

High Fliers Video Distribution

In this low-budget horror, five teenage friends head into the infamous Covington forest, which has a history of teenage suicides, for a fun night of games and ghost stories. You'll be surprised to hear that it doesn't turn out to be all that much fun, especially after they inadvertently awaken a malevolent demonic spirit...

S.W.A.T. - 24 Hours

S.W.A.T. - 24 Hours

Film Factory

Tom Sizemore, Mischa Barton and Michael Pare star in this action thriller about an elite SWAT Team who are tasked with trying to stop a domestic terrorist from killing innocent hostages and destroying the city of Los Angeles.