This Week's New DVDs: August 7th 2017
Ghost In The Shell, Free Fire, Viceroy's House and City Of Tiny Lights are among this week's new releases on DVD.
Ghost In The Shell
Over 20 years after the beloved anime Ghost In The Shell was first released, it now gets a Hollywood makeover with a starring role for Scarlett Johansson.
Starring alongside Johansson are Boardwalk Empire's Michael Pitt, Chocolat's Juliette Binoche, Borgen's Pilou Asbæk and Battle Royale's Takeshi Kitano.
The movie has been directed by Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders with a script from Jonathan Herman and Jamie Moss.
It tells the story of The Major, a cyborg policewoman who is tasked with tracking down a notorious computer hacker who may hold the key to her own identity.
After the success of his JG Ballard’s madcap adaptation High Rise, Ben Wheatley takes on something more action-packed with Free Fire.
The film stars Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor, Babou Ceesay, Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley and Noah Taylor, with Wheatley co-writing the movie with his partner Amy Jump.
The story follows Larson's Justine who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang led by Copley's Vernon and Hammer's Ord who are selling them a stash of guns. Unfortunately, the handover goes wrong rather quickly and the meeting turns into a gunfight...
City of Tiny Lights
Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper and James Floyd lead this stylish British crime drama, which is adapted from Patrick Neate’s bestselling novel of the same name.
Pete Travis, who has previously directed Vantage Point and Dredd, takes charge, working from a script Neate has adapted from his own novel.
The story follows Ahmed’s Tommy Akhtar, a struggling private detective with a taste for bourbon and too many cigarettes, who is reignited when he’s given the task of tracking down a missing prostitute through the grimy backstreets of London.
20th Century Fox
Bend It Like Beckham's Gurinder Chadha directs Gillian Anderson and Hugh Bonneville in this period drama, which tells the story of the days leading up to India's independence from Britain.
In The Dark
Ripper Street's MyAnna Buring and Peep Show's Matt King star in this thrilling adaptation of Mark Billingham's novel.
Buring plays Helen Weeks, a strong-willed detective who takes on two cases that give her the hardest challenges of her life, both personally and professionally.
Jaime Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton return for a second run of this hit action drama.
Alexander plays Jane Doe who, after being found naked and suffering from amnesia in Times Square, is taken into FBI custody while they try to discover her true identity.
Curzon Artificial Eye
Chan-Wook Park takes Sarah Waters' bestselling novel Fingersmith and puts it in Japan.
In this story, a woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.
20th Century Fox
The second part of the bloody fourth season of this action epic comes to DVD shelves this week.
François Cluzet and Denis Podalydès lead this thriller about an accountant who takes on a low-grade job transcribing telephone conversations and somehow winds up in a major government conspiracy.
A Dark Song
A woman reaches out to an occultist to make contact with the child she has lost and gets much, much more than she bargained for in this supernatural thriller...
The Ottoman Lieutenant
Josh Hartnett, Michiel Huisman and Hera Hilmar star in this historical drama about a young woman who leaves the United States and heads to a remote mission in the Ottoman Empire to link up with an American doctor.
A spoilt lover is forced to get a job by his sugar daddy, a suggestion he takes none too kindly to in this lo-fi drama.
Kung Fu Yoga
Well Go USA
Jackie Chan plays Jack, a world-renowned archaeology professor, who is on a mission with his team to locate a lost ancient Indian treasure when they are ambushed by a team of mercenaries and left for dead. Using his knowledge of kung fu, Jack sets out for revenge...
Brendan Bradley writes, directs and stars in this US romantic comedy about a young woman who books a surprise holiday for her and her boyfriend, only for him to unexpectantly dump her. With the tickets being non-transferable, she sets out to find another man with the exact same name as her ex to take on the trip.
MyAnna Buring stars as a psychotic estate agent in this comedy horror satire on the London property market.