December 10, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: December 10th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: December 10th 2018

The Equalizer 2, The Meg, The Festival and Christopher Robin are among this week's new releases on DVD.

The Equalizer 2

The Equalizer 2

Sony Pictures

Denzel Washington returns to lead the sequel to 2014's The Equalizer, a big-screen reboot of the action-packed TV series. 

Washington returns to play Robert McCall, a retired CIA black ops operative who lives quietly in Boston, Massachusetts, only to be dragged out of retirement again and away from his life of solitude.

In the new movie, McCall has shaken off the quiet life and now uses his skills to help people in need, skills which are tested to the limit when his old friend Susan is kidnapped. 

Starring alongside Washington are Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman and Melissa Leo, while Antoine Fuqua returns to direct. 

You can watch our interviews with Washington and Fuqua by clicking here. 

The Meg (hmv Exclusive) Limited Edition Steelbook

The Meg

Warner Bros

Jason Statham takes on his biggest enemy to date in this new action spectacular. 

The movie stars Statham, Jessica McNamee, Li Bingbing, Ruby Rose and Rainn Wilson, with Jon Turteltaub in the director's chair. 

Statham leads the way as former Naval captain and expert diver Jonas Taylor, who is recruited for a deep-sea mission to rescue Chinese scientists under attack from a giant white shark, not just any shark, a pre-historic 75-foot-long great white shark known as the Megalodon. 

Click here to read our full preview. 

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin

Disney UK

After we dove into the tragic origins of Winnie The Pooh in 2017's tearjerking Goodbye Christopher Robin, Disney offer a more straightforward take on the story of the 100 Acre Wood. 

Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael and Mark Gatiss all star in the movie, while Jim Cummings, Chris O'Dowd, Nick Mohammed, Brad Garrett, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Okonedo and Toby Jones lend their voices. 

Quantum Of Solace and World War Z director Marc Forster is in charge, working from AA Milne's classic children's books. 

McGregor plays Christopher Robin,  the little boy from the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, who is now all grown up and has lost all sense of imagination. To help him out, Winnie The Pooh and his friends re-enter Christopher's life to help him find it again. 

Click here to watch our interviews with Atwell, Forster and Cummings. 

The Festival

The Festival

EiV

The Inbetweeners' Joe Thomas leads the way in this knockabout comedy. Thomas plays Nick, who is fresh from being dumped by his girlfriend and a colossal meltdown in front of the entire university.

Now convinced his life is over, his best mate Shane convinces him to get over it with a trip to a music festival, a festival where things quickly get very, very messy...

Inbetweeners' co-creator Iain Morris directs, while Hammed Animashaun, Jemaine Clement, Thomas's real-life partner Hannah Tointon, Noel Fielding and Nick Frost co-star. 

Click here to watch our interviews with Morris and Thomas. 

Killing Eve

Universal Pictures

Doctor Foster breakout star Jodie Comer and Grey's Anatomy's Sandra Oh come together for this action-packed show. 

The series follows Oh's Eve Polastri, a desk-bound MI5 officer, who is tasked with tracking down psychopathic assassin Villanelle, while both women become obsessed with each other. 

Oh and Comer are joined in the cast by Fiona Shaw, Darren Boyd, Owen McDonnell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Sean Delaney and David Haig.

The eight-parter is based on Luke Jennings's acclaimed Codename Villanelle novella series and has been developed for television by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. 

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Warner Bros

Peter Jackson directs and produces this lavish documentary about World War I. 

The film has been created using original footage of World War I from the Imperial War Museums' archives, most of it previously unseen, alongside audio from BBC and IWM interviews of British servicemen who fought in the conflict.

As well as recovering the unseen footage, Jackson and his team have also worked to colourise the film and transform it modern production techniques, with the addition of sound effects and voice acting. 

Informer

Informer

Spirit Entertainment Ltd

Paddy Considine, Bel Powley and newcomer Nabhaan Rizwan lead the way in this tense new drama.

The series follows Rizwan's Raza, a young, second-generation Pakistani man from East London, who is recruited by Considine's Gabe as an undercover informant for the British counter-terrorism police.

It's a decision that puts Raza at odds with people he's grown up with and in serious danger.

Penned by new writers Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani and directed by sometime Westworld man Jonny Campbell, this six-parter looks to set pulses racing.

My Best Friend

My Best Friend

Matchbox Films

Angelo Mutti Spinetta, Lautaro Rodríguez and Guillermo Pfening come together for this tender Spanish drama.

The film follows Lorenzo, who finds his life changed forever when a family friend's son named Caíto moves in with his parents. 

Caíto is a difficult child and soon Lorenzo's parents are weighing up whether they can keep him with them, but after a tearful confession to Lorenzo, the pair become bound together and vow to remain friends for life...

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A

Dogwoof

Director Steve Loveridge brings together a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years and new interviews to tell the story of singer M.I.A, best known for her hit single 'Paper Planes'. 

Path of Blood

Path Of Blood

Trinity Films

Jonathan Hacker directs this hard-hitting documentary, which features the voices of both Samuel West and Tom Hollander. 

The film is drawn from a hoard of jihadi home-movie footage captured by Saudi security services and follows a group of Muslim terrorists targeting Muslim civilians and brought to justice by Muslim security agents.

WWE: WWE24 - The Best of 2018

WWE24 - The Best of 2018

Fremantle Home Entertainment

WWE brings together four documentaries WrestleMania Orlando, RAW 25, Empowered and The Hardy Boyz: Woken for this new compilation.