July 2, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: July 2nd 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: July 2nd 2018

Game Night, A Very English Scandal, Lady Bird and The Bridge are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Game Night

Game Night

Warner Bros

Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler and Sharon Horgan lead the way in this action-packed new comedy.

The film follows a group of friends who meet regularly for their game night, and one night they find themselves investigating an actual murder mystery, though it takes them a while to figure out just how real it is...

Co-starring are Billy Magnussen, Jesse Plemons and Jeffrey Wright.

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who wrote the script for Spider-Man: Homecoming, directs this movie.

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You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here

Studiocanal

Joaquin Phoenix teams up with director Lynne Ramsay for this dark, troubling drama.

Phoenix plays Joe, an army veteran who tracks down missing girls for a living, who finds himself caught up in a conspiracy that threatens to turn deadly...

Phoenix leads with Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman and Judith Roberts in the supporting cast. Ramsay writes and directs, while Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood provides the score.

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A Very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal

Sony Pictures

Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw star in this hugely acclaimed re-telling of the scandal that engulfed politician Jeremy Thorpe in the last 1960s. 

Grant plays Thorpe with Whishaw portraying his ex-lover Norman Scott. The story follows the pair from the beginning of their relationship to its bizarre end, with Thorpe standing trial over a bungled attempt to have Scott killed.

Alex Jennings, Blake Harrison, Jason Watkins and Patricia Hodge are among the supporting cast. 

 

The Bridge: The Complete Season Four

The Bridge

Arrow TV

In the fourth run of the hugely acclaimed Swedish drama, Sofia Helin returns to star once again.

This time, Saga and Henrik are brought together once again to solve a series of macabre and gruesome murders that start when a high-ranking government officer, the director general of the Immigration Service, is stoned to death. 

Spiral: Series Six

Spiral

BBC

The sixth run of the French crime drama arrives on DVD this week, this time the team must put a name to an anonymous murder victim identifiable only by use of his dismembered torso. 

Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Universal Pictures

Greta Gerwig’s tender coming of age drama arrives on DVD this week.

Saoirse Ronan stars as Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson, a high-school senior who longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. The movie charts her first romance, her friendships and her troubled relationship with her mother, played by Laurie Metcalf.

Ronan and Metcalf are supported here by Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Lois Smith.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 4 Limited Edition Digipack

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Walt Disney

Clark Gregg leads the fourth full season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D which follows Agent Coulson and his crack team of investigators as they face new and ever dangerous threats. 

Our Girl: The Nigeria and Belize Tours

Our Girl: The Nigeria and Belize Tours

Acorn Media UK

Michelle Keegan's Georgie Lane, a serving army medic, returns once again, this time heading out to Belize and Nigeria. 

Spinning Man

Spinning Man

Universal Pictures UK

Pierce Brosnan, Odeya Rush, Guy Pearce and Minnie Driver come together for this tense thriller. 

Pearce plays Evan Birch, a college professor, known for having many affairs with students, who becomes the prime suspect when a young woman goes missing.

I Kill Giants

I Kill Giants

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment

Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots, Jennifer Ehle and Noel Clarke come together for this sci-fi graphic novel adaptation.

It follows Barbara, a teenage girl who escapes the realities of school and a troubled family life by retreating into her magical world of fighting evil giants. 

I Got Life!

I Got Life!

Saffron Hill

Agnès Jaoui stars in this uplifting French drama about Aurore, a soon-to-be grandma who decides to start her life over and rekindle things with an old flame...

The Endless Limited Edition

The Endless

Arrow Video

Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson write, direct and star in this tender sci-fi drama.

The pair play former members of a crazy UFO death cult, who receive a mysterious video cassette in the mail. The tape contains an eerie calling card from their past, inviting them to attend an event called the Ascension with their old cult members.

When they attend, things quickly go rather wrong...

The Legend of Ben Hall

The Legend of Ben Hall

High Fliers Films

Matthew Holmes directs Callum McAuliffe, Arthur Angel and Andy McPhee in this dust in throat biopic about one of Australia s most notorious criminals.

Taking on a fresh recruit, Hall and his gang ride again, before long becoming the most wanted men in the British Empire.

The Humanity Bureau

The Humanity Bureau

101 Films

Nicolas Cage leads this dystopian drama. Set in the near future, natural disasters, famine and war have ripped America apart, creating the police state of New America.

Cage plays Noah Kross, an enforcement officer with The Humanity Bureau, a government organisation tasked with searching society for those who qualify for a fresh life in New Eden, a utopian community dedicated to those in the most need. 

Inferno - Skyscraper Escape

Inferno - Skyscraper Escape

Spirit Entertainment Ltd

Claire Forlani and Jamie Bamber come together for this action drama. We watch on as two teenagers are caught in a fire on the 20th floor of a skyscraper with their parents up on the 60th.

Can they come together to save themselves?