November 12, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: November 12th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: November 12th 2018

Incredibles 2, Leave No Trace, Escobar and Swimming With Men are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

Disney UK

Our favourite super family return for a long-awaited second helping.

It's been 13 years since the release of the original movie, which followed a family of superheroes who are forced to hide their powers and live a quiet suburban life, a plan which they are forced to ditch when Syndrome, a former fan who now plots to wipe out all superheroes with his killer robot, turns up. 

In the sequel, Bob Parr, a.k.a Mr Incredible, is left to care for baby Jack-Jack while his wife Helen is out saving the world.

It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers and the emergence of a new villain. 

Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk and Catherine Keener are on vocal duty, with Brad Bird returning to the director's chair. 

Click here to watch our interview with Bird and the film's producers. 

Swimming With Men

Swimming With Men

Vertigo Releasing

Rob Brydon leads the light-hearted comedy. 

Brydon plays Eric, an accountant in the midst of a mid-life crisis both at work and at home. To escape, he joins an all-male group of synchronised swimmers and discovers that making patterns in a pool can change his life...

Adeel Akhtar, Jim Carter, Rupert Graves, Daniel Mays, Charlotte Riley, Thomas Turgoose, Jane Horrocks and Nathaniel Parker co-star, working for Dad's Army director Oliver Parker. 

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Sony Pictures

Ben Foster leads this acclaimed drama, working for director Debra Granik. 

Foster plays Will, who has lived off the grid for years with his daughter Tom in the forests of Portland, Oregon.

When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services.

After clashing with their new surroundings, the pair decide to make their way back to their wild homeland. It's a journey that changes everything...

Click here to read our full preview

Mrs Brown's Boys: Christmas Surprises

Mrs Brown's Boys: Christmas Surprises

Universal Pictures

Mrs Brown and the gang return for two more fun-filled Christmas specials. 

This time, we follow Agnes Brown through the wild travails of Mammy's Mummy and CSI: Mammy...

Bros: After the Screaming Stops

Bros: After the Screaming Stops

Spirit Entertainment

Luke and Matt Goss's rise to fame, fall from grace and hugely successful reunion is captured in this warts and all documentary. 

David Soutar and Joe Pearlman direct this feature-length documentary.

Preacher: Season Three

Preacher

Sony Pictures

Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga return for a third run of the hit comic book adaptation, which features 10 episodes. 

Cooper stars as Jesse Custer, a hard-drinking, chain-smoking preacher who enlists the help of a vampire and his gun-toting ex to find his way back to God.

 

Take the Ball, Pass the Ball: The Making of the Greatest Team...

Take the Ball, Pass the Ball: The Making of the Greatest Team...

Universal Pictures UK

Widely hailed as one of the greatest football teams of all time, the story of Pep Guardiola's spell at FC Barcelona is brought to life in this lavish documentary. 

Among the interviewees are Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, Thierry Henry, Dani Alves, Gerard Piqué as well as Guardiola himself. 

Lucky

Lucky

Eureka Entertainment

Harry Dean Stanton delivers a grandstanding performance in one of his final screen roles, working for first-time director John Carroll Lynch. 

Stanton stars as Lucky, a 90-year-old US Navy veteran of rigid habits and attitudes in a small town.

When his routine is interrupted by a sudden collapse at home, he is forced to begin to reckon with his own mortality and make some changes...

Escobar

Escobar

Icon Film Distribution

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz team up for this biopic about the relationship between drug dealer Pablo Escobar and television presenter, Virginia Vallejo.

Peter Sarsgaard and Julieth Restrepo co-star, working for A Perfect Day director Fernando León de Aranoa.

McKellen - Playing the Part Live

McKellen - Playing the Part Live

Network

Ian McKellen details his life on stage and on screen in this epic new documentary feature. 

Constructed around a 14-hour interview with the actor, the film also features unprecedented access to private photo albums, a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, including diaries written when he was 12, and exclusive behind the scenes of theatre shows. 

Reprisal

Reprisal

101 Films

Bruce Willis and Frank Grillo come together for this action smash-em-up. 

After surviving a brutal bank robbery, Grillo's Jacob teams with his ex-cop neighbour to track down the ruthless thief and avenge the assault...

Mother Krampus

Mother Krampus

Miracle Media

A new festive horror comes to DVD this week. 

Set in Ohio, this chiller follows four young ladies are on the verge of completing their mandatory 30 days of community service.

With only one night to go, they are required to make a series of in-home visits to the older and less fortunate. For their final stop, they are introduced to a pleasant older woman who graciously welcomes them into her home for the evening.

Sadly, she turns out to be nothing like she seems...

Dublin Oldschool

Dublin Oldschool

Element Pictures

Dave Tynan directs Emmet Kirwan, Ian Lloyd Anderson, Sarah Greene and Seana Kerslake in this odd comedy. 

We follow Jason, a wannabe DJ, on a drug-fuelled trip through the streets of Dublin as he stumbles from one session to another.

Somewhere along the way, he meets his brother Daniel, a recovering heroin addict. Together they then head out for a lost weekend where they reconnect and reminisce over raves, tunes and their troubled past...

Trollied: Series 7

Trollied

Network

The seventh season of the hit comedy, which follows the lives and loves of the employees of Valco, the discount supermarket, comes to DVD this week. 

Rick and Morty: Season 3 (hmv Exclusive) Includes 3 hmv Exclusive Rick & Morty Top Trumps Cards

Rick and Morty: Season 3

Spirit Entertainment

All 10 episodes from the third season of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's hit animation about the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson arrive on DVD shelves this week.