August 13, 2017

This Week's New DVDs: August 14th 2017
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 13/08/2017

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This Week's New DVDs: August 14th 2017

Poldark, Smurfs - The Lost Village, Going In Style and The Blacklist are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Poldark: Complete Series 3



The hugely successful costume drama returns for a third series this week. 

In this series, Poldark and Demelza try to repair their rocky marriage but their attempts are interrupted by the arrival of her younger brothers following their father's death. 

Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ruby Bentall, Caroline Blakiston, Christian Brassington, Ellise Chappell and Gabriella Wilde star. 

Click here to read our full preview. 

Going in Style

Going In Style

Warner Bros

Three pensioners get screwed by their old employer and decide to take matters into their own ageing hands in this hit comedy. 

Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin star as three retired men who discover that their pension fund is being liquidated, struggling and angry, they decide to rob a bank. They don’t move quite as quickly as they used to though, making it a tough ask...

Support comes from Joey King, Matt Dillon, Kenan Thompson, Peter Serafinowicz and Ann-Margret.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Smurfs - The Lost Village

Smurfs - The Lost Village

Sony Pictures

The cuddly blue men and women return for a new adventure. 

The film stars Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf, Jack McBrayer as Clumsy Smurf, Danny Pudi as Brainy Smurf, Joe Manganiello as Hefty Smurf and Rainn Wilson as Gargamel.

In this new movie, we follow Lovato’s Smurfette after she encounters a creature in the Forbidden Forest who drops a mysterious map, a discovery which prompts her to set off with her friends Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty on an adventure to find the Lost Village before the evil wizard Gargamel does.

Click here to read our full preview. 

The Blacklist: The Complete Fourth Season

The Blacklist

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

James Spader and Megan Boone return for a fourth run in the hit action drama. 

Boone plays Elizabeth Keen, a new FBI profiler, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense Of An Ending


Julian Barnes’ hugely acclaimed novel gets a lavish big-screen adaptation with an all-star cast that includes Charlotte Rampling, Jim Broadbent, Michelle Dockery and Emily Mortimer.

Ritesh Batra, who made massively successful Indian romantic comedy-drama The Lunchbox, is behind the camera, working from an adaptation from playwright Nick Payne, his first screenplay for the big screen.

The film is the story of Broadbent’s Tony Webster, a man in his later years who is forced to revisit his troubled past when a mysterious letter arrives in the post and he’s asked to contact people he hasn’t wanted to speak to in a long time.



Curzon Artificial Eye

BAFTA-wining director Morgan Matthews charts the story of Formula One's most celebrated family in this lavish new documentary. 

DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Second Season

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Warner Bros

Rip Hunter and his rag-tag team of heroes and villains return for a second season this week. 



Universal Pictures

Julia Ducournau writes and directs this dark French horror. 

It follows Justine, a strict vegetarian who is forced to eat raw rabbit kidney as part of an initiation at her new course at university, it's taste that leaves her with a strange, but unrelenting craving for raw flesh...

I Know Who You Are: Season 1

I Know Who You Are

Arrow Films

Francesc Garrido and Blanca Portillo star in this Spanish drama about a prestigious lawyer who is injured in a serious car accident and completely loses his memory.

While trying to piece his life back together, traces of blood belonging to his missing niece are discovered in the wreckage, leaving the police to begin to suspect he could be responsible for her murder...

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro


Raoul Peck directs this documentary which explores the history of race relations in the United States through the eyes of renowned African American writer and social critic James Baldwin. 

Riverdale: The Complete First Season


Warner Bros

The first season of the hit teen drama, which follows the students of Riverdale High as they return to school after the shocking summer death of star quarterback Jason Blossom. 

Dicte - Crime Reporter: Season Two

Dicte - Crime Reporter

Acorn Media UK

The second season of this Danish drama following the adventures of crime reporter Dicte Svendsen gets a release this week. 

Texas Blood

Texas Blood

Precision Pictures

Jon Voight, James Caan and Teri Polo star in this tough drama about a veteran rancher and former sheriff, who is forced to take on an old enemy-cum-millionaire who alleges he doesn't actually own his beloved family ranch in a small Texas town.



Gilt Edge Media

A couple go on a camping trip to try and save their relationship but become trapped inside their tent when they come across a group of hunters. But are they safer inside or outside the enclosure?

The Deal

The Deal

101 Films

Stephen Dorff and David Strathairn star in this slick political drama set between New York and Peru.