This Week's New DVDs: May 29th 2017
Jackie, Underworld: Blood Wars, xXx: Return Of Xander Cage and Taboo are among this week's new releases on DVD.
xXx: Return of Xander Cage
14 years after he first starred as Xander Cage Vin Diesel returns to reprise his role as the extreme sports loving action hero.
Joining Diesel in the new movie are Samuel L. Jackson, Toni Collette, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose, Hermione Corfield, Bollywood star Deepika Padukone and professor fighters Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Michael Bisping and Conor McGregor. It has been directed by D.J. Caruso.
In the new movie, Cage comes out of self-imposed exile after being thought to be long dead and is set on a collision course with Donnie Yen's Xiang, who is looking to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box.
20th Century Fox
Pablo Larraín, acclaimed director of The Club and Neruda, takes charge of this biopic of Jackie Kennedy and her life after the assassination of her husband President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Natalie Portman, who was nominated for an Oscar for this role, stars as Kennedy, with Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, and John Hurt also in key roles.
Underworld: Blood Wars
Kate Beckinsale, Charles Dance and Theo James return for a fifth outing in the bloodthirsty fantasy series.
The new instalment has been directed by Anna Foerster, who has acted as second unit director on a series of blockbusters, including The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day. The new Underworld movie will be her debut as a director.
We pick up the story directly after Underworld: Awakening with Beckinsale's Selene now a target for both lycans and vampires. Despite the grave danger, Selene quickly realises she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Keeley Hawes and Milo Parker lead ITV's second 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.
Little Boy Blue
Stephen Graham stars in this heartbreaking retelling of the real-life murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones in the Croxteth area of Liverpool in 2007.
Tom Hardy co-writes and stars in this brutal drama as James Delaney, an adventurer who returns to London after the death of his father, a feared shipping tycoon.
Delaney has spent a decade spent travelling in Africa but returns to claim the rights to the mysterious island, an island people are desperate to keep out of his hands.
This German comedy, which narrowly missed out on the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film, gets a release this week.
The movie tells the story of a father who tries to reconnect with his workaholic daughter by posing as a life coach for her company's CEO.
An American remake with Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig is currently being developed.
Curzon Artificial Eye
Asghar Farhadi writes and directs this Persian drama starring Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidoosti which won the Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Oscars.
The movie is the story of couple who are starring together in a new production of Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman, but, when the wife is assaulted in her new home, her husband sets out to find her attacker.
Warner Home Video
The second season of Rob Thomas' blood spattered teen drama about a medical student who must deal with life as a zombie comes out this week.