January 22, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: January 22nd 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: January 22nd 2018

Wind River, Victoria and Abdul and Peaky Blinders are among this week's new releases on DVD

Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and Abdul

Universal Pictures

Judi Dench and Ali Fazal star in this tender drama about a young man who arrives from India to work in Queen Victoria's court and strikes up an unlikely and devoted alliance with the Queen that her household and inner circle try to destroy. 

 

Wind River

Wind River

Sony Pictures

Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner wrap up warm for this murder mystery, which is set in the frozen climes of rural Wyoming.

Renner stars as Cory Lambert, a low-level US Fish and Wildlife Service agent who discovers a body in the rugged wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Needing assistance, the FBI sends in Olsen’s rookie agent Jane Banner, but she is unprepared for the difficulties created by the oppressive weather and isolation of the Wyoming winter. When she employs Cory as a tracker, the two venture deep into a world ravaged by violence and the elements.

Taylor Sheridan, writer of Sicario and Hell or High Water, directs and provides the script for this movie.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Peaky Blinders: Series 4

Peaky Blinders

2Entertain

The fourth season of the gangster drama arrives on DVD shelves this week. 

Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Tom Hardy and Joe Cole all return to star with Adrien Brody and Aiden Gillen joining the cast in key roles.

In the fourth season, we find Murphy’s Tommy Shelby receiving a mysterious letter on Christmas Eve which tells him that the Peaky Blinders are facing “annihilation”, a call which he must answer with all guns blazing...

Click here to read our full preview. 

The Tunnel: Series 3 - Vengeance

The Tunnel: Vengeance

Acorn Media UK

Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy return as detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann reunite for a final time to investigate one more cross-channel case.

This time the story follows a French Eurotunnel worker who is attacked by a plague of rats in Calais, and three British children vanish from their home in Kent. It’s up to Karl and Elise to dig into the link between the crimes...

Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time

Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time

Spirit Entertainment

There’s a lot to talk about for this year’s festive meet-up with the Time Lord, which arrives on DVD this week. 

We say goodbye to Peter Capaldi’s Doctor and hello to Jodie Whittaker, who makes her debut in the role in the episode.

Not only that, but in this year’s festive special, which is titled Twice Upon A Time, sees Game Of Thrones star David Bradley playing the original incarnation of Doctor, and Mark Gatiss, a long-time writer on the show, taking a key role. 

As well as Capaldi’s final bow, this is also the last hurrah for showrunner Steven Moffat and he goes out with a serious bang...

Borg Vs. McEnroe

Borg Vs McEnroe

Curzon Artificial Eye

Shia LaBeouf stars as John McEnroe while Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason, best known for his role in Wallander, plays Björn Borg in this tense drama. 

The movie will tell the story of the pair's bitter rivalry as they contested each other 14 times over the three-year period between 1978 and 1981, each winning seven times. 

Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny, and Robert Emms all co-star, while Danish director Janus Metz Pederson is behind the camera.

Z Nation: Season Four

Z Nation: Season Four

Spirit Entertainment Limited

The fourth season of the hit post-apocalyptic zombie drama arrives on DVD shelves this week, complete with 13 brand new episodes. 

Eight Days That Made Rome

Eight Days That Made Rome

Spirit Entertainment Limited

Award-winning historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes presents a new eight-part landmark history of ancient Rome, taking viewers from Hannibal's last stand to the rebirth of Rome. 

mother!

mother!

Universal

After taking on one of the most world’s iconic yarns with his 2014 epic Noah, this time Requiem For A Dream/Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky does something much more intimate.

Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star as a struggling couple, whose relationship is tested to breaking point when two uninvited guests arrive at their home and ask to lodge with them.

Starring alongside Bardem and Lawrence are Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris, Kristen Wiig, Domhnall Gleeson and Brian Gleeson.

Click here to read our full preview.

L.A. Vengeance

LA Vengeance

Thunderbird Releasing

Bruce Willis, Jason Momoa, John Goodman, Thomas Middleditch and Famke Janssen star in this action thriller. 

Mark and Robb Cullen direct this movie, which follows a Los Angeles detective seeks out the ruthless gang that stole his dog. 

The Battleship Island

The Battleship Island

Precision Pictures

This action-packed Korean drama arrives on DVD this week. Set in the heart of World War II, we follow Korean prisoner and former bandleader Kang-ok and his young daughter Sohee, who are being held captive in the Japanese internment camp on Hashima Island and their daily battle to survive. 

I Am Heath Ledger

I Am Heath Ledger

Spirit Entertainment Limited

This all-encompassing look at the life and career of Heath Ledger, which features contributions from Naomi Watts Ben Mendelsohn and Emile Hirsch as well as a host of others, gets a release this week. 

Maze

Maze

Lionsgate Home Entertainment

The true story of the 1983 mass breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP Maze high-security prison in Northern Ireland is brought to life in this new drama. 

Cold Moon

Cold Moon

Bulldog Films

Michael McDowell novel's Cold Moon Over Babylon is adapted into this chilling new movie.

Set in a sleepy Southern town, things are about to get seriously creepy when a supernatural presence comes back to haunt the citizens...