May 13, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: May 14th 2018
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This Week's New DVDs: May 14th 2018

The Greatest Showman, All The Money In The World, Molly's Game and The Woman In White are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

20th Century Fox

Hugh Jackman leads this musical extravaganza, which has proved a huge hit, with over $430 million in box office receipts and over two million copies of the soundtrack sold. 

The movie tells the story of P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous travelling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, with plenty of songs and razzle-dazzle as we discover the birth of showbusiness...

The film stars Jackman, Michelle Williams, Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Zendaya. Australian director Michael Gracey behind the camera. 

Click here to watch our interviews with Efron, Zendaya and Gracey. 

All the Money in the World

All the Money in the World

Sony Pictures

Ridley Scott’s new drama was forced to undertake a radical change in late 2017. 

The movie is set in the early 1970s and documents the sustained refusal of oil baron J. Paul Getty to cooperate with the extortion demands of a group of kidnappers, from the organized crime group Ndrangheta, who had abducted and mutilated his grandson John Paul Getty III.

Originally the film had been shot with Kevin Spacey in the role of Getty, but after allegations of sexual misconduct against Spacey were made public, Scott took the decision to reshoot the film with Plummer taking Spacey’s role and starring alongside Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg.

Remarkably though, the film kept its release date and arrives on DVD this week. 

You can read our full preview here. 

Molly's Game

Molly's Game

Sony Pictures

Aaron Sorkin makes his debut behind the camera as well as providing the script for this tightly-wound new thriller.

The movie is based on a true story and stars Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom, a former Olympic-class skier who wound up ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons.

The game had players that included Hollywood stars, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. The movie follows her prosecution as she struggles to keep her clients' secrets and herself out of jail.

Sorkin makes his directorial debut for the movie and adapts Bloom's book, Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker.

Starring alongside Chastain are Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Brian d'Arcy James, Chris O'Dowd, Bill Camp, Graham Greene, Claire Rankin, Joe Keery, and Jeremy Strong.

Click here to read our full preview. 

The Woman in White

The Woman in White

Dazzler

Jessie Buckley, Dougray Scott, Ben Hardy, Charles Dance and newcomer Olivia Vinall all star in this new BBC adaptation of Wilkie Collins' classic novel. 

This five-part gothic tale tells of a pair of half-sisters whose lives end up caught in a grand conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed all in white. 

The Square

The Square

Curzon Artificial Eye

Elisabeth Moss, Claes Bang and Dominic West take the lead in this quirky Swedish comedy, which comes from writer/director Ruben Östlund and picked up the Palme d'Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Bang plays Christian, the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, whose life is thrown into crisis when the campaign to support a new exhibition named 'The Square' spins out of control...

The Durrells: Series Three

The Durrells

2 Entertain

Keeley Hawes and Milo Parker lead ITV's third series of the drama based on the memoirs of British naturalist Gerald Durrell.

It follows Hawes' Louisa Durrell, who, following the death of her husband, decides to move with her four children from their home in Bournemouth to the Greek island of Corfu in search of a better life. 

Batman Ninja (hmv Exclusive) Limited Edition Artwork Sleeve

Batman Ninja

Warner Bros

Batman, along with a number of his allies and adversaries, finds himself transplanted from modern Gotham City to feudal Japan in this hot-blooded new DC animation. 

Tremors - A Cold Day in Hell

Tremors - A Cold Day in Hell

Universal Pictures

The latest instalment of Tremors arrives this week. 

This time stars Michael Gross and Jamie Kennedy find themselves investigating a series of deadly giant-worm attacks, attacks which quickly find a suspicious origin...

Tribal Warfare

Tribal Warfare

Thunderbird Releasing

Mike Tyson and Steven Seagal star in this Chinese action drama. 

We watch on as two Chinese telecom companies DH and MTM do battle to become the main mobile network provider for an African country, only for a civil war to break out and put the deal in jeopardy. 

Hooligan Escape: The Russian Job

Hooligan Escape: The Russian Job

Signature Entertainment

In this low-budget thriller, a group of football hooligans get more than they bargained for when they take on a rival Russian group...

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Season One

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Dazzler

Elijah Barnett and Samuel Barnett star in this eight-part drama about a self-proclaimed holistic detective named Dirk Gently and his partner Todd Brotzman who set out to investigate a series of bizarre cases. 

Mother's Doll

Mother's Doll

Miracle Media

Amy Crowdis and Gotham's Robin Lord Taylor star in this sad horror about a young woman who battles loneliness by taking a doll everywhere with her. 

When she begins to talk to the doll, it turns out the doll has some odd plans in store for her...

Dragon Mountain

Dragon Mountain

High Fliers Video Distribution

This low-budget fantasy follows a group of dwarves who find themselves trapped beneath a mountain after being attacked by a dragon. 

Scramble

Scramble

Screenbound Pictures

Brett Newton leads this action thriller in which a man is forced to turn to crime when his girlfriend is kidnapped by a ruthless gang.