This Week's New DVDs: August 8th 2016
Eddie The Eagle, Midnight Special, Versailles and Sing Street are among this week's new releases on DVD.
Eddie the Eagle
Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman star in Dexter Fletcher's big-hearted biopic of Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards, the man who, against all the odds, would become Great Britain's first Olympic ski-jumper at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games. Also starring are This Is England's Jo Hartley, Notting Hill's Tim McInnerny, Christopher Walken and Jim Broadbent.
Universal Pictures UK
The first season of the lavish drama about life in the court of Louis XIV hits DVD shelves this week. Click here to read our interviews with the cast and creative team.
Jacques Audiard, the hugely acclaimed director of A Prophet and Rust And Bone, directs this story of three Tamil refugees who flee the civil war-ravaged Sri Lanka and come to France in the hope of starting a new life, a life that quickly becomes just as problematic as their old one. This scooped the Palme D'Or at last year's Cannes Film Festival and has wowed critics across the globe.
Once and Begin Again director John Carney takes charge of this tender comedy about a young Irish boy who decides to flee his stiffling Irish hometown by starting a rock and roll band. Click here to read our interview with star Ferdia Walsh-Peelo.
Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath and Radio Silence direct five interlocking tales of people who have unsettling experiences whilst travelling down a rural highway.
The Hard Stop
George Amponsah directss this hard-hitting documentary that follows the lives of the friends and family of Mark Duggan, the community leader whose death is thought to be one of the key causes of the 2011 London riots, as they rebuild their lives and fight for justice for their friend.
The Somme 1916 - From Both Sides of the Wire
Historian Peter Barton leads this three-part documentary about the myths and unknown facts of the Battle of the Somme, one of history's bloodiest battles.
A group of archaeologists set out to investigate after they uncover a strange structure in a bleak, remote part of Northern Canada and soon find themselves struggling to cope.