June 17, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: June 18th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: June 18th 2018

50 Shades Freed, Phantom Thread, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist and the season reviews from Manchester United and Chelsea are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Shades Freed

Universal Pictures

The raunchy trilogy comes to an end with the release of Fifty Shades Freed.

In the new movie, we pick up after the events of Fifty Shades Darker with Christian and Ana now married and expecting a baby. However, Ana's life is threatened when her former boss, Jack Hyde, swears revenge for being fired, while Elena, Christian's former lover, is also back to cause more trouble.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return to star with Kim Basinger, Eric Johnson, Max Martini, Brant Daugherty, Arielle Kebbel, Fay Masterson, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora and Marcia Gay Harden co-starring.

James Foley, best known for his work on House Of Cards and Glengarry Glen Ross, directs once again, with author E.L. James' husband Niall Leonard supplying the script.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

Universal Pictures

Daniel Day-Lewis announced that he would be retiring in 2017, but before he goes he will leave us with one final performance, Phantom Thread, a second collaboration with Paul Thomas Anderson.

The movie stars Lesley Manville, Richard Graham and Vicky Krieps alongside Day-Lewis, it tells the story of renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock, who has struggled to find love throughout his adult life.

One day, he meets Alma, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love and the ups and downs of a relationship.

Anderson, who worked with Day-Lewis on the Oscar-winning There Will Be Blood, writes and directs this movie, which also features a score from Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood.

Click here to read our full preview.

Manchester United: End of Season Review 2017/2018

Manchester United: End of Season Review 2017/2018

Paul Doherty International

Every goal from every game from Manchester United's 2017/2018 season are gathered together for this new DVD as well as interviews with key players and staff. 

Chelsea FC: End of Season Review 2017/2018

Chelsea FC: End of Season Review 2017/2018

Paul Doherty International

The highlights from Chelsea's 2017/18 season, including their FA Cup triumph and run to the Champions League latter stages, are put together for this new DVD. 

Westwood - Punk, Icon, Activist

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Dogwoof

The life and career of firebrand fashion designer Vivienne Westwood is chronicled in this lavish documentary, which features exclusive interviews and archive footage.

The film showcases the highlights from Westwood's career and her rise to notoriety in the 1970s UK punk scene.

Let the Sunshine In

Let the Sunshine In

Curzon Artificial Eye

Claire Denis co-writes and directs this French drama starring Juliette Binoche as Isabelle, a divorced Parisian artist searching for true love. 

To help her discover what true love looks like, Isabelle embarks on a series of affairs, some of which turn out better than others...

Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert

Jesus Christ Superstar: Live In Concert

Sony Classics

John Legend, Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper star in this contemporary take on Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical, which is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus's life.

Redemption: The Last Outlaw

Redemption: The Last Outlaw

Second Sight

Lance Henriksen, Tom Berenger and Danny Trejo star in this action-packed Western which follows an ageing outlaw who sets out to save his daughter from a life of dishonour. 

The Wound

The Wound

Saffron Hill Films

Nakhane Touré stars in this tense drama about a bored factory worker who travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood.

Romper Stomper

Romper Stomper

Acorn Media UK

The 1992 movie, which starred a young Russell Crowe, is rebooted for a new six-part TV series. Picking up 25 years after the movie, things begin with a left-wing anti-fascist group rising to power on the streets, a rise which causes old members of a nationalist group unite to once again to put a stop to them and continue their legacy. 

Gangland Revenge

Gangland Revenge

High Fliers Video Distribution

Matthew Jure and Game Of Thrones' Ian Beattie star in this low-budget crime drama about a former boxer who heads out for revenge after his eldest son is murdered by gangsters. 

The Hybrid

The Hybrid

Trinity Films

John Lynch and Beth Winslet star in this sci-fi thriller about a group of mercenaries who are hired to accompany a scientist into the depths of the former Soviet Union.

Their aim is to steal secret research, research from a genetics expert who has been combining alien DNA with that of humans. 

The mission, needless to say, doesn't exactly go to plan...

The Competition

The Competition

101 Films

Chris Klein and Thora Birch star in this romantic comedy. Birch plays Lauren, a young woman who has made a vow and always ends relationships after six months in order to avoid heartache.

Then she meets Klein's Calvin who is determined to disprove her theory...

Welcome to Curiosity

Welcome to Curiosity

Frontline Home Entertainment

Richard Blackwood, Amrita Acharia and Jack Ashton star in this low-budget British thriller about an escaped serial killer whose life becomes intertwined with a gang of small-time criminals. 

Angelica

Angelica

Signature Entertainment

Donnie Darko's Jena Malone and James Norton are among the cast for this horror which follows Constance, a young American woman who moves to London to begin a new life.

After she arrives in the UK capital and tries to settle in her new home, she begins a relationship with a doctor and gives birth to a girl named Angelica.

Sadly, following the birth of Angelica, things take a strange turn as paranormal happenings begin to take place...