December 24, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: December 24th/26th 2018
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 24/12/2018

Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

This Week's New DVDs: December 24th/26th 2018

The Spy Who Dumped Me, BlackkKlansman, The Happytime Murders and Yardie are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

This week's round-up includes DVDs released on both December 24th and December 26th. 

The Spy Who Dumped Me

The Spy Who Dumped Me (Released December 26th)


Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon come together for this big-budget comedy. 

The film stars Kunis and McKinnon as best friends Audrey and Morgan, who somehow get involved in an undercover mission after Audrey’s unassuming ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail...

Starring alongside them are Gillian Anderson, Sam Heughan and Justin Theroux, with Susanna Fogel, director of Life Partners, taking charge of this one. 

Click here to read our interview with Fogel. 

The Happytime Murders

The Happytime Murders (Out December 26th)

Sony Pictures

Brian Henson, son of Muppets creators Jim and Jane Henson, takes charge of this strange mystery comedy.

The film is set in a world where puppets co-exist with humans as second class citizens, puppet private eye and disgraced ex-cop Phil Phillips is sent to track down the serial killer who murdered his brother and is now targeting the cast members of 80s television series The Happytime Gang.

Melissa McCarthy, Bill Barretta, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale and Elizabeth Banks star. 

Yardie (hmv Exclusive) Includes Exclusive Artcards

Yardie (Out December 26th)


Idris Elba makes his directorial debut with this stylish crime drama set in 1980s London and Jamaica. 

The film follows Dennis Campbell, aka “D”, who watches his brother be murdered as a child and vows revenge on his killer. 

Taken in by a Jamaican crimelord and reggae producer King Fox to deliver a package of cocaine to British gangster Rico, he is sent to London, where he finds himself in even more trouble...

You can watch our interviews with Elba and star Shantol Jackson by clicking here. 


BlackkKlansman (Released December 24th)

Universal Pictures

Spike Lee returns with this outrageous new comedy-drama. 

The film stars Adam Driver, John David Washington, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Jasper Pääkkönen, Corey Hawkins, Paul Walter Hauser, and Harry Belafonte. 

Lee directs, working with super producer Jason Blum and Get Out maestro Jordan Peele. 

The movie follows Ron Stallworth, an African American detective in Colorado Springs, who sets out to infiltrate the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and bizarrely winds up becoming the head of the chapter.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Slender Man

Slender Man (Released December 26th)

Sony Pictures

The terrifying internet sensation is brought to life in this dark new horror. 

Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Jaz Sinclair, and Annalise Basso, with Javier Botet portraying the title creature.

Set in a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends, fascinated by the internet lore of the Slender Man, attempt to prove that he doesn't actually exist - until one of them mysteriously goes missing...


Kin (Released December 26th)


Jack Reynor, Zoë Kravitz, Carrie Coon, Dennis Quaid, James Franco and newcomer Myles Truitt star in this sci-fi knockabout.

In the movie, we follow Reynor's Jimmy, recently released from prison and his adopted teenage brother, who are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection...

Final Score

Final Score (Released December 26th)

Signature Entertainment

Dave Bautista leads the way in this explosive action thriller, which is set during a West Ham United game. 

Bautista plays Mike Knox, an ex-soldier who is forced has to use all his lethal fighting skills to save 35,000 fans and prevent mass destruction when deadly Russian terrorists take Upton Park under siege.

Pierce Brosnan and Ray Stevenson co-star. 

Black 47

Black 47 (Released December 26th)

Altitude Film Distribution

Hugo Weaving stars in this bleak Irish thriller set in 1847. 

Weaving plays Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and reunite with his family. 

Discovering that his family have been slaughtered, Feeney then sets out for bloody, bloody revenge...


Paradox (Released December 24th)

Universal Pictures UK

Tony Jaa and Louis Koo star in this high-octane thriller.

Koo plays a Hong Kong whose his daughter goes missing in Thailand, hoping for support he teams up with local police, but that turns out to be a big mistake...

Davina: Power Box & Tone

Davina: Power Box & Tone (Released December 24th)

Universal Pictures

The TV presenter returns with another fitness video, this time focusing on boxing style movements designed to improve power and help toning. 

Fit As Ferne

Fit As Ferne (Released December 24th)

Universal Pictures

The Only Way Is Essex star runs us through seven workouts as part of this new fitness collection. 

Death Race: Beyond Anarchy

Death Race: Beyond Anarchy (Released December 24th)

Universal Pictures

Don Michael Paul writes and directs this sequel to 2008's Death Race. 

Set in a dystopian future where prisoners get the opportunity to gain their freedom, should they triumph in a deadly race. 

In this instalment, a Black Ops specialist enters the maximum prison to join the illegal Death Race and take down star racer Frankenstein.

Danny Trejo, Zach McGowan, Frederick Koehler, Christine Marzano, Yennis Cheung and Cassie Clare star.

Luis and the Aliens

Luis and the Aliens (Released December 24th)

Warner Bros

Callum Maloney, Susie Power and Paul Tylak are among those on voice duty for this movie. 

In this charming animation, we follow Luis, who struggles with his Dad, an obsessive ufologist who believes he has been attacked by an alien. 

Then, shockingly, the aliens show up and everything changes...



Matchbox Films

Elisabeth Wabitsch stars in this low-key drama about Paula, a student whose love life is getting more and more complicated by the minute...