February 5, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: February 5th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: February 5th 2018

Blade Runner 2049, Home Again, Flatliners and Batman: Gotham By Gaslight are among this week's new releases on DVD.

Blade Runner 2049 (hmv Exclusive) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Edition Mondo Steelbook (Artwork TBC)

Blade Runner 2049

Sony Pictures

This sequel spent 18 years of development, but it finally arrives on DVD this week. 

The movie stars returning Harrison Ford along with Dave Bautista, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Barkhad Abdi and Ryan Gosling.

Denis Villeneuve, best known for his work on Sicario and Prisoners, has taken Ridley Scott's place in the director's chair, working from a script by Alien: Covenant scribe Michael Green and original co-writer Hampton Fancher.

Released in 1982, the original movie was set in a dystopian Los Angeles told the story of Ford's Rick Deckard, a man who hunts down genetically engineered androids visually indistinguishable from adult humans known as replicants.

The sequel follows a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), who discovers a dark secret that might bring an end to humanity. K's discovery leads him to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former blade runner who disappeared 30 years ago.

Click here to watch our interview with Gosling and Ford. 

Flatliners

Flatliners

Sony Pictures

Happy Valley’s James Norton, Juno leading lady Ellen Page and The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev unite for this new thriller, which acts as both a reboot and a sequel to the 1990 original, which starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon as part of a gang of medical students who attempt to find out what lies beyond death by conducting clandestine experiments that produce near-death experiences.

In the new movie we meet a new gang of students with similar ideas, but with far more drastic results.

Starring alongside Page, Dobrev and Norton are Diego Luna, Kiersey Clemons, and a returning Sutherland.

Niels Arden Oplev, best known for his work on Mr. Robot, directs, working from a script from Source Code writer Ben Ripley.

Click here to read our full preview. 

 

Home Again

Home Again

Sony Pictures

Reese Witherspoon stars in this rom-com about a newly single mother who allows three young aspiring filmmakers to live with her in her Los Angeles home. 

Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Pico Alexander, Michael Sheen and Candice Bergen co-star. 

Click here to watch our interview with Witherspoon and writer/director Hallie Meyers-Shyer. 

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight

Warner Bros

This feature-length animation follows the dark knight as he tries to take down Jack the Ripper in Victorian-era Gotham City.

Bruce Greenwood, Jennifer Carpenter and Scott Patterson among the voice cast. 

Maigret: Series 2

Maigret

BBC

The second season of the ITV drama following legendary French detective Jules Maigret in 1950s Paris returns. Rowan Atkinson leads the way. 

Howards End

Howards End

BBC

E.M.Forster’s beloved novel was last adapted for the big screen in 1992, but now gets a fresh re-telling with a script from Manchester By The Sea writer Kenneth Lonergan and direction from Beautiful Thing and Fortitude’s Hettie MacDonald.

Hayley Atwell and Matthew MacFadyen lead the way as Helen Schlegel and Paul Wilcox, the two lovers whose relationships ends rather badly, an end which brings their two very different families into collision.

Tracy Ullman, Joseph Quinn and Alex Lawther are in supporting roles for the series, which runs to four episodes.

 

Beach Rats

Beach Rats

Saffron Hill

This quirky drama follows an aimless Brooklyn teenager who spends his days experimenting with drugs and looking online for older men to meet with, an experimentation that changes his life forever...

Delicious: Series Two

Delicious

Acorn Media UK

Dawn French, Emilia Fox, Iain Glen and Sheila Hancock return for the second season of Sky’s saucy comedy-drama.

Now a successful partnership at the Penrose Hotel, French’s Gina and Fox’s Sam are served up a whole new kind of trouble when Gina’s estranged father rocks up and a new chef causes a stir.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle

Lionsgate UK

Brie Larson reunites with writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton, the man responsible for her breakout hit Short Term 12, for this adaptation of Jeanette Walls’ hit bestselling memoir, with Larson playing Walls herself.

It tells of her life as a young girl, growing up in a family on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state.

Starring alongside Larson is Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson, Max Greenfield and Sarah Snook.

Walking Out

Walking Out

Precision Pictures

Matt Bomer, Josh Wiggins, Bill Pullman and Lily Gladstone star in this tense drama.

It follows a teenager, who journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father. Father and son struggle to connect, until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderness changes everything...

The Ballerina

The Ballerina

101 Films

In this chiller, we watch as Glenn and his 9-year-old daughter Sophia disappear into the swampy Virginia backwoods. In hiding, they live off the land in a tattered tent, only to find that the forest has some supernatural guests...

Alien - Reign of Man

Alien - Reign of Man

High Fliers Films

A small team of humans are stranded on an alien planet, light years from home. They must work together to battle aliens and activate a machine that will restore the earth to a time before it was destroyed in this low-budget sci-fi thriller. 

The Shanghai Job

The Shanghai Job

Signature Entertainment

Orlando Bloom stars in this hard-hitting action shoot-em-up.

Bloom plays Danny Stratton, a washed-up private security agent, reduced to low-level body-guarding operations, who has a chance to restore his reputation when his mission is ambushed and he faces down a devious mastermind.