March 25, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: March 26th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: March 26th 2018

Justice League, Wonder, Battle Of The Sexes and Collateral are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Justice League (hmv Exclusive) Limited Edition Steelbook

Justice League

Warner Bros

After the success of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Wonder Woman, this is our first chance to see DC’s full stable of superheroes teaming up.

The movie unites Ben Affleck's Batman, Henry Cavill's Superman, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher's Cyborg, Ezra Miller's The Flash and Jason Momoa's Aquaman, with Ciaran Hinds, J.K. Simmons and Willem Dafoe also in the cast.

This epic adventure pits the team against Steppenwolf, an immortal with superhuman strength, speed and stamina who commands an army of parademons. 

Click here to read our full preview.

Wonder

Wonder

Lionsgate

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’s Stephen Chbosky unveils his second full-length feature film next month.

Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Room’s Jacob Tremblay, the film follows August Pullman, a young boy with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, who decides to take his chances in mainstream education.

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

20th Century Fox

Emma Stone and Steve Carell lead this comedy-drama about the real-life grudge match between world number one Billie Jean King and former and serial hustler Bobby Riggs in 1973.

As well as Stone and Carell, the movie also stars Bill Pullman, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, and Sarah Silverman.

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, directors of Little Miss Sunshine, are in charge, working from a script from Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Ingrid Goes West

Ingrid Goes West

Universal Pictures

Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen are the key players in this bizarre comedy thriller.

Plaza plays Ingrid Thorburn, an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing "likes" for meaningful relationships, a delusion that takes her to Los Angeles, where things really get messed up...

Billy Magnussen, Wyatt Russell, Pom Klementieff and O'Shea Jackson Jr co-star.

Collateral

Collateral

2 Entertain

Carey Mulligan leads this dark detective drama, which aired on BBC Two in February, written by hugely acclaimed playwright David Hare.

Set over four days, the drama begins with the shooting of pizza delivery driver, a death that initially seems innocuous, but turns out to be anything but, with repercussions for the government, the military and the church.  

Mulligan plays pregnant ex-pole vaulter turned police officer Kip Glaspie, who is determined to discover the truth

John Simm, Nicola Walker and Billie Piper are also in key roles.

Britannia: Series 1

Britannia

Sony Pictures

Beloved playwright and Spectre co-writer Jez Butterworth delivers his own take on the earliest days of Britain in this new 10-part drama.

Set in AD 43, the series follows ancient Rome's conquest of the Celts in the British Isles and their battle with warrior women and powerful druids to do so.

David Morrissey, Kelly Reilly, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mackenzie Crook, Zoë Wanamaker, Ian McDiarmid, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Hugo Speer all star.

Shetland: Series 4

Shetland

ITV DVD

The fourth season of the BBC's dark Scottish crime drama based on the novels by Ann Cleeves arrives this week.

Set in the Shetland Islands, the programme follows Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez as he investigates a series of gruesome crimes...

Call the Midwife: Series Seven

Call the Midwife

2 Entertain

The supremely successful series about a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s gets a seventh run on DVD this week. 

24 Hours to Live

24 Hours to Live

Lionsgate UK

Ethan Hawke stars in this action thriller about a recently deceased hitman as he is brought back to life for 24 hours to complete a dangerous mission for a military contractor called Red Mountain. 

Redwood

Redwood

Precision Pictures

Tatjana Nardone and Mike Beckingham star in this low-budget British horror about a couple who go on a hiking trip and get much, much more than they bargained for...

Female Fight Club

Female Fight Club

Exploitation Films

Amy Johnston and Dolph Lundgren star in this action drama about the dangerous and deeply violent word of underground fight clubs. 

Happy End

Happy End

Curzon Artificial Eye

Isabelle Huppert follows up her Oscar-nominated turn in Elle with a starring role in Funny Games director Michael Haneke’s new work.

The movie sees Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant reprising their roles from the 2012 hugely acclaimed film Amour in a new story about a bourgeois family in northern France, oblivious to the human misery unfolding in migrant camps around the port town of Calais, a few miles from their home.

Mathieu Kassovitz, Franz Rogowski and Toby Jones also feature.

Hold the Sunset

Hold the Sunset

2 Entertain

All six episodes of the BBC sitcom starring Alison Steadman, John Cleese and Jason Watkins arrive on DVD this week. 

The show follows elderly widowed neighbours Phil and Edith plan to marry and start a new life abroad together. However, their grand plans are dashed when Edith's 50-year-old son Roger moves back in with her...