August 13, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: August 13th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: August 13th 2018

A Quiet Place, Thoroughbreds, Versailles and The Blacklist are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

Universal Pictures

In this chilling horror, Blunt and Krasinski star as a couple living on a farm with their two children in a dystopian future. In order to survive, they must stay silent, but when the couple's son knocks over a lantern, creating a small commotion, all hell breaks loose.

Krasinski himself directs, working from a script from Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, writers of hit horror flick Nightlight. 

Click here to watch our interview with Krasinski.

Thoroughbreds

Thoroughbreds

Universal Pictures

Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy and the sadly departed Anton Yelchin are the leading lights in this eccentric new drama.

Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke play Amanda and Lily, two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart, a rekindling that draws them into a strange little heist.

Playwright Cory Finley makes his feature-film debut here and is on both writing and directing duty.

Click here to read our full preview

The Blacklist: The Complete Fifth Season

The Blacklist: The Complete Fifth Season

Sony Pictures

The fifth season of the hit action drama arrives on DVD shelves this week. 

The show stars James Spader and Megan Boone.

It follows Boone's Elizabeth Keen, a young FBI agent who has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Spader's Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.

Versailles: The Complete Series Three

Versailles: The Complete Series Three

Acorn Media UK

The third and final season of Versailles arrives on DVD shelves. 

The lavish production, which follows life in the raunchy and always unpredictable court of Louis XIV, stars George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Stuart Bowman, Elisa Losowski and Evan Williams.

In the final run, we begin with Louis celebrating his victory over the Dutch and their allies by welcoming defeated Emperor Leopold of Hungary and his niece Eleanor to Versailles. It's a move that could have personal consequences for the French King...

Nashville: The Final Season

Nashville: The Final Season

Lionsgate Home Entertainment

After six seasons and 124 episodes, the curtain falls on the hugely successful country drama this week with the arrival of the final season on DVD. 

 

Dicte - Crime Reporter: Season Three

Dicte - Crime Reporter

Acorn Media UK

The third run of this gripping Danish series, which sees High Fidelity star Iben Hjejle leading the way, comes to DVD shelves this week. 

Hjejle plays Dicte Svendsen, a reporter who has moved back to her hometown of Aarhus with her teenage daughter following a difficult divorce and gets drawn into a series of dark scandals. 

Shades of Blue: Season Two

Shades of Blue

Spirit Entertainment Ltd

Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta in the second season of this hard-hitting drama. 

Lopez plays corrupt New York cop and struggling single mother Harlee Santos. After she is arrested by the FBI in an anti-corruption investigation, Santos reluctantly becomes an informant for the FBI task force aiming to take down her unit commander, Liotta's Lieutenant Matt Wozniak. 

The Expanse: Season One

The Expanse

Spirit Entertainment Ltd

The first season of this sci-fi thriller drama arrives on DVD shelves this week, with Thomas Jane and Steve Strait in the leading roles. 

Set two hundred years in the future, after mankind has colonised the solar system. A hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain come together for what starts as the case of a missing young woman and evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth

Signature Entertainment

Ex MMA superstar Gina Carano and John Hannah come together for this action smash-em-up about a bounty hunter who is tasked with bringing down a ruthless gangster. 

Beast of Burden

Beast of Burden

Thunderbird Releasing

Daniel Radcliffe stars in this low-budget action thriller, in which he plays a pilot who transports cocaine across the United States border.

Over the course of his final day on the job, he must successfully navigate both the Drug Enforcement Administration and a fierce Cartel...

The Mountain Lodge

The Mountain Lodge

101 Films

A former border patrol guard decides to take his teenage sons to visit his old stomping ground, a remote station in the wilderness of snowbound mountains between Poland and Ukraine. 

When the three of them take in a stranger, they think they are doing a kind act, but it turns out to be a grave mistake...