May 6, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: May 7th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: May 7th 2018

Save Me and The Ballad Of Lefty Brown are among this week's new DVDs in a quiet week for new releases. 

Save Me

Save Me

Acorn Media UK

Suranne Jones and Lennie James star in this hard-hitting drama, which lands in six parts.

James plays Nelson ‘Nelly’ Rowe, a local chancer, who is down on his luck as he desperately searches for his missing teenage daughter Jody, who he hasn’t seen for a decade.

As the news of the disappearance begins to affect Nelly's life, his search takes him on a journey that will change the lives of everyone around him forever.

Jason Flemyng, Adrian Edmondson, Jessie Vining, Olive Gray and Stephen Graham co-star. 

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

Signature Entertainment

Bill Pullman, Tommy Flanagan, Peter Fonda and Kathy Baker all star in this low-key western.

Pullman plays Lefty Brown, a bumbling rancher who is forced to head out on a quest for vengeance when his best friend and longtime ranch partner is brutally murdered.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Benidorm: The Complete Series Ten

Benidorm

2 Entertain

The 10th series of ITV's long-running sitcom about the many eccentric guests at the Solana Resort in Benidorm comes to DVD this week. 

The Ice King

The Ice King

Dogwoof

This lavish documentary about figure skating icon John Curry comes to DVD. It tells the story of Curry, who became the first openly gay Olympian when he announced his sexuality on the night of his 1976 win. 

A Violent Man

A Violent Man

Thunderbird Releasing

Denise Richards, Thomas Q. Jones and Isaach De Bankolé star in this drama about Ty, a mixed martial arts fighter who finds fame when a video of him defeating a renowned world champion in a training session goes viral. 

Sadly, when the reporter covering his story is found dead in his hotel room, Ty then faces a fight to clear his name...

Modern Life Is Rubbish

Modern Life Is Rubbish

Universal Pictures

Poldark's Josh Whitehouse and Skins' Freya Mavor star in this tender drama about a young couple who decide to split up.

But, part of splitting involves splitting their prized music library and the songs that defined their relationship keep pulling them back together. 

Lee and Dean

Lee and Dean

Channel 4 DVD

The hit mockumentary series following two incompetent builders from Stevenage named Lee and Dean arrives on DVD this week. 

Singularity

Singularity

Thunderbird Releasing

John Cusack stars in this US sci-fi thriller co-written and directed by Robert Kouba. 

Cusack plays Elias van Dorne, the head of the world's most powerful robotics corporation. At the start of the film, he introduces his new supercomputer Kronos, a supercomputer that bids to end all wars and save the planet.

Sadly the programme quickly identifies mankind as the main threat to Earth's future...

Moving On: Series 8

Moving On

Simply Media

The eighth series of Jimmy McGovern's BBC drama comes to DVD this week. 

Each episode tells a self-contained contemporary story in which the characters have reached a turning point in their lives and are trying to move on. 

Among the stories in this series are an Afghani refugee facing the prospect of deportation after 11 years of living in the UK and a divorced couple who find comfort in each other when their daughter is rushed to hospital.

WWE: Elimination Chamber 2018/Fastlane 2018

WWE: Elimination Chamber 2018/Fastlane 2018

WWE Entertainment

All the matches and shenanigans from the WWE's 2018 Elimination Chamber and Fastlane are brought together on this new DVD.