This Week's New DVDs: October 29th 2018
Sicario 2 - Soldado, The First Purge, Mandy and Butterfly are among this week's new releases on DVD.
Sicario 2 - Soldado
After wowing back in 2015 with the brutal, uncompromising tale of the war on drugs that rages on the Mexican/American border, we now get a second helping.
Set a few years after Sicario, we find Josh Brolin's Matt and Benicio Del Toro's Alejandro still engulfed in the border war, facing cartels that are more powerful than ever.
The pair return to the US-Mexico border to hunt down Carlos Reyes, a cartel king now trafficking terrorists. What initially feels like a hit job quickly reveals itself as an elaborate CIA shadow war.
Jeffrey Donovan, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Isabela Moner, Catherine Keener and Matthew Modine co-star, with Stefano Sollima, director of Suburra, in charge of this one. Taylor Sheridan provides the script once again.
The First Purge
We go back to the beginning in the next instalment of The Purge.
The new film is a prequel that tells us exactly how The Purge, the 12 hours for which all crime is legal, came into being, with Marisa Tomei, Y'lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, Maria Rivera and Christian Robinson all starring.
James DeMonaco once again supplies the script with Burning Sands' Gerard McMurray directing.
Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough star in this madcap horror from rising star Panos Cosmatos.
Cage and Riseborough play a couple living a peaceful life in their woodland cabin near California's Shadow Mountains, but find their peace suddenly shattered after a chance encounter with a sinister cult named Children of the New Dawn, led by the duplicitous Jeremiah Sand (Linus Roache).
Between the cult and an evil biker gang with a penchant for industrial strength LSD, the couple's lives are tragically torn apart, setting Cage's crossbow-wielding lumberjack on a rampage of bloody revenge.
Sheila Hancock stars in this touching drama from director Simon Hunter.
Hancock plays Edie, an 83-year-old who decides to embark on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland.
Kevin Guthrie, Amy Manson and Paul Branigan co-star.
An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn
Spirit Entertainment Ltd
Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Emile Hirsch, Matt Berry and Craig Robinson come together for this madcap comedy from The Greasy Strangler director Jim Hosking.
Plaza plays Lulu Danger, a woman whose unsatisfying marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town for a magic show...
Anna Friel and Emmett J Scanlan star in this tender three-part drama.
The pair star as separated parents, Vicky and Stephen, who are forced to reunite to support their gender variant child, Max.
But, they quickly discover, their greatest challenges still lie ahead...
Altitude Film Distribution
Kevin Macdonald, director of The Last King Of Scotland, takes charge of this lavish documentary about the life of singer Whitney Houston.
The documentary uses never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives as well as original interviews with the people who knew Houston best.
The film charts Houston's life both in front of and behind the cameras, in a life marred with scandals, struggles and eventual tragedy with her death at the age of 48.
James Franco, Milla Jovovich and Lucy Liu star in this post-apocalyptic action smash-em-up.
Set inside a desert oasis, a queen lays dying as her son travels across barren wastelands to find a near-mythical medicine to save her life, all the while being chased by violent raiders on motorbikes led by a vicious Warlord.
Suki Waterhouse, Snoop Dogg, Twin Shadow and Method Man have supporting roles.
Pablo Raybould directs this chilling horror, which stars Laurence Saunders, Chris Simmons and Ben Manning.
We watch on as a sleepy English village is invaded by the cast and crew of a new zombie horror film, but the horror turns real when someone or something starts tearing villagers, cast and crew to shreds...
Bruce Willis and Adrien Brody come together for this WWII drama.
Willis leads the way as US Air Force commander Jack Johnson, who is tasked with preparing Chinese pilots to take on the ruthless Japanese fighter planes in the battles to come...
The second season of this sci-fi thriller drama arrives on DVD shelves this week, with Thomas Jane and Steve Strait in the leading roles.
Set two hundred years in the future, after mankind has colonised the solar system. A hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain come together for what starts as the case of a missing young woman and evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Rupert Grint leads the TV spin-off from Guy Ritchie's hit gangster flick.
The series follows a group of up-and-coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck-load of stolen gold bullion are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime...
Star Wars Rebels
The fourth run of the animated series, which is set in the Star Wars universe between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, arrives on DVD this week.
Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly star in this spooky family adventure.
Set 50 years after a terrible accident turned half the population of Seabrook into zombies, zombie students start going to the human high school and mixing with the general population.
We watch on as a zombie student and human cheerleader fall in love, something that draws the ire of their fellow students. Can their love shine through and change people's minds?
In this Belgian action thriller, we follow a group of small-time drug dealers set out to become notorious gangsters.
When the gang discovers a large shipment of cocaine, they think they're made, but it turns out to belong to a Colombian cartel. Oh dear...