June 10, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: June 11th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: June 11th 2018

Black Panther, Roman J. Israel Esq and Father Figures are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Black Panther

Black Panther

Disney

Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther wowed everyone earlier, taking home over $1.3 billion at the box office and now it arrives on DVD. 

Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, we follow Boseman’s T’Challa as he heads back to his homeland of Wakanda following the death of his father, the King of Wakanda.

Once home, he soon discovers that he faces a challenge for the throne from factions within his own country, and, when two new enemies conspire to destroy Wakanda, he is forced to team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

Ryan Coogler, who won many admirers for his work on Creed and Fruitvale Station, directs, with his Creed mainman Michael B. Jordan in a key role as villain Eric ‘Kilmonger’ Stevens.

Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis are in supporting roles.

Click here to read our interviews with Boseman, Wright and Serkis. 

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Sony Pictures

Denzel Washington scored a Best Actor nominee for his performance in this tense drama. 

Washington plays Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defence attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, decides that his years of fighting the good fight are over and he wants a taste of the good times. Naturally, there are consequences...

Starring alongside Washington are Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo and Shelley Henig. The movie is written and directed by Dan Gilroy and is his follow-up to Nightcrawler. 

Click here to read our full preview. 

Father Figures

Father Figures

Warner Bros

Owen Wilson and Ed Helms star in this knockabout comedy as two brothers who discover that their mother has been lying to them for years about their dad, who they believed died when they were kids, leading them to set out on a journey to uncover the true identity of their biological father. 

J. K. Simmons, Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames, Harry Shearer, June Squibb, Christopher Walken and Glenn Close co-star.

Suits: Season Seven

Suits

Universal Pictures

The seventh season of the hit legal drama which stars Gabriel Macht, Gina Torres, Patrick J. Adams and, for the last time, Meghan Markle, arrives on DVD shelves this week. 

Will and Grace - The Revival: Season 1

Will and Grace - The Revival

Universal Pictures

11 years after it left our screens, the sassy comedy returns for a new run with Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally all back to star. 

Orphan Black: Series 5

Orphan Black

2Entertain

The fifth and final season of the hit drama, which stars Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning, a hustler who is pulled into a deadly conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her, arrives on DVD this week. 

Sequence Break

Sequence Break

Matchbox Films

In this low-budget sci-fi horror, we follow Oz, a reclusive arcade technician who finds solace in his love of classic arcade games from the '80s. When he meets Tess, a gamer who shares his passion, it looks like things are on the up. 

But, when a strange new game appears in Oz's repair shop, the pair find themselves drawn into a nightmare of haunting hallucinations and biomechanical mutations...

A Little Something for Your Birthday

A Little Something for Your Birthday

101 Films

Famke Janssen, Sharon Stone and Tony Goldwyn star in this light-touch comedy. 

Stone plays Senna Berges, an aspiring fashion designer who struggles to find success and love. The story cuts into her life once a year, always on the same date: her birthday.

Salamander: Season 2

Salamander

Arrow TV

Chief Inspector Paul Gerardi is back for a second adventure in series two of this Belgian drama. In this run, Gerardi investigates the murder of a Congolese refugee, a case that draws him into the brutal world of the smuggling of African blood diamonds...

Occupied: Season 2

Occupied

Dazzler

The second season of the hit Norwegian political drama arrives on DVD shelves this week. 

Orange Is the New Black: Season 5

Orange Is the New Black

Lionsgate UK

The fifth season of the hit prison drama comes to DVD shelves this week. 

Loveless

Loveless

Altitude

Leviathan director Andrey Zvyagintsev takes charge of this complex drama. 

The story follows unhappy couple Boris and Zhenya as they prepare for their impending divorce. Despite both already having new partners, the pair continue to share their small Moscow apartment with their 12-year-old son Alyosha. 

Sadly, Alyosha becomes so unhappy with his parents continued arguing that he decides to run away from home, forcing the two of them to team up once again...