March 5, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: March 5th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: March 5th 2018

Murder On The Orient Express, Call Me By Your Name and A Bad Moms Christmas are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Murder On the Orient Express

Murder On the Orient Express

20th Century Fox

Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery gets a modern re-telling with an all-star cast.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the new adaptation stars Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michael Peña, Michelle Pfeiffer and Daisy Ridley, with Branagh playing Agatha Christie's iconic detective Hercule Poirot.

The movie follows 13 stranded strangers all together on a train, a train where a bloody murder has taken place and Poirot's race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Call Me By Your Name

Call Me By Your Name

Sony Pictures

Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet star in this tender coming of age of drama, which has scored itself a slew of Oscar nominations and the award for Best Adapted Screenplay. 

Set in Italy over the summer of 1983, the movie depicts the sexual awakening of a precociously talented 17-year old pianist who finds himself attracted to a young academic boarding with his parents over the summer. 

Click here to watch our interview with director Luca Guadagnino. 

A Bad Moms Christmas

A Bad Moms Christmas

Entertainment in Video

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn return for the sequel to the hit comedy about a group of mothers who decide to play by their own rules. 

For the sequel, which is set in the middle of the holiday season, Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines and Susan Sarandon join the cast.

In the sequel, we reunite with Kunis's Amy, Hahn's Carla, and Bell's Kiki as they struggle to cope when their respective mothers all arrive for Christmas, bringing chaos with them. 

The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1

The Handmaid's Tale


This big-budget adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s bestselling novel scored rave reviews when it was first broadcast last summer and it now arrives on DVD shelves. 

Starring Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss, Shakespeare In Love's Joseph Fiennes and Gilmore Girl Alexis Bledel, the 10-part series has already been renewed for a second run.

Set in a dystopian near-future the US is now under the Christian fundamentalist government of Gilead amidst an ongoing civil war, environmental damage has rendered most women unable to conceive children. This has resulted in the conscription of the few remaining fertile women, known has handmaidens, who are now tasked with populating the world.




James Norton leads this lavish new BBC drama, which has been created by Drive screenwriter Hossein Amini and Eden Lake’s Jason Watkins.

Norton plays British-raised Alex Godman, the son of exiled Russian mafia, who is trying to move beyond his family’s past and live a successful life in London.

Sadly his family’s legacy quickly comes back to haunt him, forcing him to confront Mexican drug cartels, Pakistani drug lords and Balkan smugglers.

David Strathairn, Aleksey Serebryakov, Maria Shukshina, Juliet Rylance and Caio Blat star alongside Norton in this eight-part drama.

Outlander: Season 3


Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

The third season of the fantasy series, which follows a combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743 and must find her way back, arrives on DVD this week. 



Spirit Entertainment Ltd

National Treasure writer Jack Thorne returns with this controversial new four-part drama. 

It stars Sarah Lancashire as Miriam, a no-nonsense social worker, who arranges for a young girl named Kiri to have an unsupervised visit with her biological grandparents. 

However, when Kiri disappears during the visit, the fingers of suspicion and blame from the police, the press and even her colleagues, point firmly at Miriam.

Motherland: Season 1


Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Punch, Diane Morgan, Paul Ready and Phillipa Dunne star in this sitcom about a fraught single mother struggling to keep up with a hectic schedule and a hellish circle of friends. 

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Ninth Season

Curb Your Enthusiasm


Larry David's beloved sitcom returns for a ninth run, his first new season for six years. 

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer


Yorgos Lanthimos, director of indie hit The Lobster, reunites with Colin Farrell for this new adventure.

Farrell stars alongside Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic and Alicia Silverstone, while Efthymis Filippou works alongside Lanthimos on the script.

The story follows Farrell’s Steven, a successful surgeon who is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart when the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

All I See Is You

All I See Is You

Signature Entertainment

Quantum Of Solace man Marc Forster directs Blake Lively, Danny Huston, Jason Clarke and Ahna O'Reilly star in this drama about a blind woman who builds a new life when she is able to regain her sight. 

Keep Watching

Keep Watching

Sony Pictures

Bella Thorne, Chandler Riggs, Natalie Martinez and Ioan Gruffudd all star in this bloody horror which follows a family imprisoned by intruders who are forced to play a terrifying game...

Manhattan Night

Manhattan Night

Altitude Film Distribution

Adrien Brody, Yvonne Strahovski and Campbell Scott all lead this dark drama about a tabloid journalist drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a seductive killer.