October 21, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: October 22nd 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: October 22nd 2018

Ocean's 8, The Crown, Hurricane and McQueen are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Ocean's 8 (hmv Exclusive) Limited Edition Steelbook

Ocean's 8

Warner Bros

Between 2001 and 2007, the Ocean’s series, Ocean’s 11, Ocean’s 12 and Ocean’s 13, made over a $1.2 billion dollars at the box office and now it gets a reboot, but one with a serious twist.

The movie stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter, with Richard Armitage, James Corden and Dakota Fanning in supporting roles.

The movie follows Bullock's Debbie, the estranged sister of Danny Ocean, George Clooney's original mastermind of the series. After being released from prison Debbie attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew.

Gary Ross, director of the first Hunger Games movie, directs the reboot, working from a screenplay from Queen & Country writer Olivia Milch.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Hurricane

Hurricane

Kaleidoscope

Iwan Rheon and Milo Gibson lead this WWII drama about the story of No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron, one of 16 Polish squadrons recruited to serve in the Royal Air Force during the WWII. 

Click here to watch our interview with Gibson and director David Blair. 

The Crown: Season Two

The Crown

Sony Pictures

The second season of Peter Morgan's lavish look at the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the Royal Family arrives on DVD shelves this week. 

Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby and Matthew Goode star for this run, which takes in the late 1950s and early ‘60s, including the Suez Canal crisis and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. 

Click here to read our full preview.

McQueen

McQueen

Lionsgate

The life and career of hugely successful and influential fashion designer Alexander McQueen in celebrated in this lavish new documentary.

Ian Bonhôte directs the documentary, which includes contributions from family members Janet McQueen and Gary McQueen alongside Detmar Blow and Sebastian Pons.

The film will explore McQueen’s origins in East London and his rise to the most celebrated fashion designer in the world as well as his battle with addiction and depression.

No Offence: Series 3

No Offence

Spirit Entertainment Ltd

Joanna Scanlan, Will Mellor and the rest of the team return for a third series of the hugely acclaimed police drama. 

This time, D.I. Viv Deering and her team from Friday Street station are caught up in the attempted assassination of a local politician by a new Far Right group an attack which has devastating consequences for the team. 

But, it turns out, there are many more complications to come...

Press

Press

BBC

Doctor Foster creator Mike Bartlett takes on the complex and tense world of tabloid newspapers for his new six-part drama. 

The series explores the lives of the journalists and editors behind the scenes at two newspapers, The Post and The Herald, as they battle to outsell the other and to stay in business. 

Charlotte Riley, Ben Chaplin, Priyanga Burford, Paapa Essiedu, Shane Zaza, Ellie Kendrick, Al Weaver, Brendan Cowell and David Suchet all star. 

Grey's Anatomy: Complete Fourteenth Season

Grey's Anatomy

Walt Disney

It’s now 14 seasons and counting for the hugely successful medical drama. 

At the close of season 13, Grey Sloan Hospital had been ravaged by fire, so it’s fair to say that things will be a little different for the show’s next 24-episode run, which arrives on DVD this week. 

This season will be the first not to feature Jerrika Hinton as Dr. Stephanie Edwards, while former Glee star Matthew Morrison has a much bigger role this time.

The Bookshop

The Bookshop

Universal Pictures

Emily Mortimer leads this heartwarming drama, playing a free-spirited widow, who tries to put her grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough. 

Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson co-star. 

Ash Vs Evil Dead: The Complete Third Season

Ash Vs Evil Dead

20th Century Fox

The third and final season of the Evil Dead spin-off, led by Bruce Campbell, arrives on DVD shelves this week. 

The Bromley Boys

The Bromley Boys

Spirit Entertainment

Steve Kelly directs Alan Davies, Martine McCutcheon and Adam Deacon in this upbeat comedy.

The film is an adaptation of Dave Roberts' memoir.

Set in 1969, it recounts the author's highs and the lows supporting the worst football team in the country at the time - Bromley FC...

Hangman

Hangman

Spirit Entertainment Ltd

Al Pacino, Karl Urban and Brittany Snow come together for this thriller.

Pacino plays homicide detective Ray Archer who is tasked with catching one of the city's notoriously vicious serial killers, a killer who is playing a twisted version of murder using the child's game, HANGMAN...

Down a Dark Hall

Down a Dark Hall

Lionsgate

AnnaSophia Robb, Uma Thurman and Isabelle Fuhrman team up for this dark drama.

Set deep within a dark forest, we find ourselves in Blackwood Boarding School, which promises to turn rebellious teens into straight-laced young adults. 

Sadly, their methods turn out to be very, very unorthodox...

The Toybox

The Toybox

High Fliers Films

Mischa Barton and Denise Richards lead the way in this strange horror.

We watch on as an estranged family take a trip to the desert in their used RV but become stranded and isolated in the scorching terrain.

They soon learn their RV holds terrible, haunting secrets...

Chicago Fire: Season Six

Chicago Fire

Universal Pictures

The sixth season of the pulse-racing drama about the travails of the firefighters and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51 drops this week. 

Timeless: Season 2

Timeless

Spirit Entertainment

Goran Visnjic and Abigail Spencer lead the second season of this hit drama. 

Visnjic plays Flynn, a mysterious criminal who steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past.