May 21, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: May 21st 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: May 21st 2018

Coco, The Post, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Commuter are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Coco

Coco

Disney UK

Already a smash hit in the US and South America, Pixar’s latest adventure arrives in UK cinemas next month.

Coco features the voices of Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor and newcomer Adrian Gonzalez and has been directed by Toy Story 3 and Finding Nemo's Lee Unkrich. Unkrich works from a script from The Good Dinosaur writer Adrian Molina.

The story follows 12-year-old Miguel, who has grown up in a family that has banned music. Despite the ban, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent and make a life in music, Miguel, after a series of misadventures finds himself in the Land of the Dead.

Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector and together they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Click here to watch our interview with Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson. 

The Post

The Post

eOne

Steven Spielberg assembles an all-star cast for this new drama, which is set in June 1971 and retells the saga of the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four US Presidents.

We follow The Washington Post’s Katherine Graham, who was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee, the paper’s volatile, driven editor, who was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling paper. Meryl Streep plays Graham with Tom Hanks playing Bradlee.

Together, Graham and Bradlee formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration’s unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment.

Starring alongside Hanks and Streep are Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys and Alison Brie.

Spielberg directs, working from a script from Spotlight writer Josh Singer.

Click here to read our full preview

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

20th Century Fox

Writer/director Martin McDonagh, directs this hugely acclaimed drama which picked up Oscars for stars Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell. 

Starring McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Rockwell, John Hawkes, and Peter Dinklage, the movie follows Mildred Hayes, a mother who takes matters into her own hands after the police in her town are unable to find a suspect in her daughter's murder.

Her own personal mission sees her by purchasing three billboards to call public attention to the unsolved crime. This leads her to confrontations with the police and other residents of the town.

Click here to read our full preview

The Commuter

The Commuter

Studiocanal

Liam Neeson has a very bad journey to work in this mysterious new action thriller.

The movie stars Neeson as Michael, an insurance salesman who is on his daily commute home when it quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop.

As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding and is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy.

The Commuter reunites Neeson with Jaume Collet-Serra, with whom he made Non-Stop. The movie is Collet-Serra's follow-up to hit shark drama The Shallows. He is supported by a cast that includes Vera Farmiga, Florence Pugh, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Banks and Patrick Wilson.

Click here to watch our interview with Neeson

Insidious: The Last Key

Insidious: The Last Key

Sony Pictures

In the fourth instalment of the hit horror franchise, this time we follow Elise Rainier as goes on to investigate the recent supernatural disturbances occurring in a family's home in New Mexico, a house in which she used to live in her youth, diving her deeper into The Further...

 Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Josh Stewart and Caitlin Gerard star, while Adam Robitel directs. 

Episodes: Series 5 - The Final Series

Episodes: Series 5

2 Entertain

The fifth and final season of the hit sitcom starring Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan arrives on DVD this week. 

Innocent

Innocent

Acorn Media UK

Lee Ingleby, Hermione Norris, Angel Coulby, Adrian Rawlins and Daniel Ryan star in this dark drama.

We follow Ingleby's David Collins, who is released after seven years in a high-security prison after his conviction for the murder of his wife, Tara, is overturned due to a technicality. But can he rebuild his life?

A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman

Curzon Artificial Eye

This hugely acclaimed Chilean drama, which took home the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, arrives on DVD this week. 

It is the story of Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, who is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.

Jurassic Games

Jurassic Games

High Fliers Video Distribution

In this low budget sci-fi thriller, we travel to the near future, 10 death row inmates are given the chance to win their freedom by competing against one another on the annual virtual reality TV show, a contest that pits the dangerous criminals against a horde of ferocious dinosaurs. 

Dwelling

Dwelling

New Horizon Films

In this low-budget horror, we watch on as a young couple deliberately move into a haunted house to contact the other side. Sadly, their conduit, a painted black mirror, has other plans for them...

Incarnation

Incarnation

Matchbox Films

This Serbian action thriller follows a man who finds himself stuck in a deadly time loop in which he wakes up on the same bench in an unknown city and is pursued by masked assassins who want him dead.