June 24, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: June 25th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 24/06/2018

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This Week's New DVDs: June 25th 2018

The Shape Of Water, I, Tonya, Finding Your Feet and Dark River are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

The Shape of Water (hmv Exclusive) 4K Ultra HD Limited Edition Steelbook

The Shape Of Water

20th Century Fox

Guillermo Del Toro’s latest effort was the toast of Awards season, taking home four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Del Toro. 

The movie is set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America in 1963 and follows Sally Hawkins' Elisa, a mute middle-aged woman who works in a hidden high-security government laboratory is trapped in a life of silence and isolation.

Bored and lonely, Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

Starring alongside Hawkins are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Lauren Lee Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer.

Click here to read our full preview. 

I, Tonya

I, Tonya

Entertainment One

Margot Robbie delivers a towering performance in I, Tonya, the biopic of skater Tonya Harding.

The movie tells the story of Harding's rise up the ranks of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, a rise that came to an abrupt end when it was discovered that husband had tried to physically eliminate her nearest rival...

Starring alongside Robbie are Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson, Caitlin Carver, Bojana Novakovic, Bobby Cannavale and Alison Janney, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Harding's mother. 

Lars And The Real Girl's Craig Gillespie directs, working from a script from Steven Rogers.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Dark River

Dark River

Arrow Academy

Clio Barnard, writer and director of the much-acclaimed drama The Selfish Giant, follows up with this dark effort.

Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean and Joe Dempsie all star. Wilson leads the way as Alice, who returns to her home village for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy to the family farm she believes is rightfully hers.

It’s a claim that’s not universally accepted...

Click here to read our interviews with Barnard, Wilson and Stanley. 

Finding Your Feet

Finding Your Feet

Entertainment One

Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie and Joanna Lumley team up for this romantic comedy about finding new love in later life. 

Staunton plays Sandra, who is about to settle into retirement when discovers that her husband has been having an affair with her best friend.

Finding herself at a loss and having to start her life over, she moves in with her hippy sister Bif and sets about trying new things...

Nothing Like a Dame

Nothing Like a Dame

Spirit Entertainment Ltd

Four Dames: Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith are brought together for this new documentary. 

Roger Michell directs this film, which mixes extensive interviews with archive material. 

Fulham FC: We're On Our Way - Championship Play-off Final 2018

Fulham FC: We're On Our Way - Championship Play-off Final 2018

PDI Media

Fulham's narrow victory over Aston Villa, a victory that brought them Premier League football, is captured on this new DVD, which also includes interviews with players and staff. 

The Lodgers

The Lodgers

Thunderbird Releasing

Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner and David Bradley star in this gothic horror story orphaned teenage twins who reside on a crumbling family estate in 1920s rural Ireland.

The twins, Rachel and Edward live deep in the countryside, but not alone. They share the house with sinister unseen entities that have three strict rules.

The rules are as follows, they have to be in bed by midnight; never allow anyone to cross the threshold, and never permanently leave the house. Failure to abide by these rules will unleash the wrath of those who reside in the basement, The Lodgers. And you don't want to meet them...

1945: From This Day

1945: From This Day

Three Wolves

This American war drama follows a small group of American paratroopers who find themselves in trouble when they are cut off from the rest of their battalion in the dying days of World War II. 

Pool Party Massacre

Pool Party Massacre

Bounty Films

Alexis Adams, Sally Burnswello and Nick Byer star in this low-budget horror about a group of high maintenance young socialites who decide to throw a pool party, a pool party that quickly becomes a nightmare when an unknown killer begins stalking and murdering them one by one. 

Flight from Hell

Flight from Hell

High Fliers Films

Ed Westwick, Zhu Zhu and Leon Lee lead this action thriller about the last red-eye flight from a secluded Pacific island, a flight that goes very, very wrong...

Jackals

Jackals

101 Films

Stephen Dorff, Johnathon Schaech and Deborah Kara Unger lead the way in this spooky horror. 

We watch on as an estranged family hire a cult deprogrammer to take back their teenage son from a murderous cult, but find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin, demanding the boy back.

The Nile Hilton Incident

The Nile Hilton Incident

Drakes Avenue

This Egyptian political thriller arrives on DVD this week. Set in Cairo, weeks before the 2011 revolution, we follow Police Detective Noredin, working in the infamous Kasr el-Nil Police Station, who is handed the case of a murdered singer, a case that turns out to have deadly consequences. 

Grimsey

Grimsey

Tla Releasing

This Spanish drama follows Bruno, who is desperate to find Noberto, his former lover who has run away to Iceland after their break up.

To help find him, he enlists Arnau, a local tour guide in Reykjavik, who promises to help locate his lost lover. 

WWE: Then, Now, Forever - The Evolution of WWE's Women's Division

WWE: Then, Now, Forever - The Evolution of WWE's Women's Division

WWE Entertainment

The history of women in the WWE, from Alundra Blayze and Chyna to pioneers like Lita and Trish Stratus, all the way to today's Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Alexa Bliss, and Asuka, are celebrated in this lavish new DVD. 

The Institute

The Institute

Lionsgate Home Entertainment

James Franco directs and stars in this tense horror. Set in 19th century Baltimore, a girl stricken with grief from her parents' untimely death voluntarily checks herself into the Rosewood Institute.

While she's there, under the care of the suspicious Dr. Cairn, she is subjected to bizarre and increasingly violent pseudo-scientific experiments in personality modification, brainwashing and mind control. Her only way out is to escape...

Topher Grace, Tim Blake Nelson and Pamela Anderson are among the other cast members.