October 7, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: October 8th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: October 8th 2018

Hereditary, Vanity Fair, Book Club and The 100 are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Hereditary

Hereditary

A24

This chilling horror, which stars Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, and Gabriel Byrne, arrives on DVD this week. 

Collette plays Anne Graham, who is grieving after the death of her mother along with the rest of her family.

However, not long after, the family begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry and what it could mean for their future...

Click here to watch our interview with director Ari Aster. 

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

ITV Studios Home Entertainment

William Makepeace Thackeray's beloved romp gets a new take with Ready Player One star Olivia Cooke leading the way.

Cooke plays Becky Sharp, an ambitious young woman who attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of society during Regency England. 

Johnny Flynn, Claudia Jessie, Simon Russell Beale, Martin Clunes, Frances de la Tour, David Fynn, Anthony Head, Suranne Jones and Claire Skinner are among the other cast members.

Book Club

Book Club

Universal Pictures

Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen star in this hit comedy as four friends who read Fifty Shades of Grey as part of their monthly book club.

Initially sceptical, the four soon devour the book, but what they don't expect is the effect it will have on all their personal lives...

Andy García, Don Johnson, Craig T. Nelson and Richard Dreyfuss co-star in the movie, working for first-time writer-director Bill Holderman.

Click here to read our interview with Holderman. 

Bad Samaritan

Bad Samaritan

Signature Entertainment

David Tennant and Robert Sheehan come together for this dark thriller. 

The film follows Sean and Derek, restaurant valet who also work as smalltime burglars, robbing the houses of customers while they are eating in the restaurant.

One day, an obnoxious man Cale Erendreich arrives to eat and Sean and Derek decide to rob him. But, when they enter his home, they get a lot more than they bargained for...

The 100: The Complete Fifth Season

The 100

Warner Bros

The fifth season of the hard-hitting post-apocalyptic teen drama arrives on DVD shelves. 

The show is set 97 years after a nuclear war almost destroys the Earth with 100 expandable youths being sent to their ancestor's former home to determine if its surface is habitable, with the hope of repopulating the planet. 

Trouble is, the planet is already occupied...

Upstart Crow: Series 3

Upstart Crow

BBC

Ben Elton's sitcom about the domestic life of William Shakespeare, which stars David Mitchell, Mark Heap and Liza Tarbuck, brings its third series to DVD this week.

The Orville: Season 1

The Orville

FOX

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has created and stars in this new sci-fi spoof, the first season of which arrives on DVD this week. 

Set in the 25th century, the series follows life onboard the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet.

MacFarlane plays Captain Ed Mercer, who commands the Orville and its decidedly mediocre crew...

Dead Night

Dead Night

Studiocanal

Bradford Baruh directs this low-budget horror flick, which stars Brea Grant.

Grant plays Carey Pollock, a caring mother who is desperately searching for a cure for her husband's cancer.

Willing to try anything she takes her family to a remote cabin in Oregon, a cabin which is built on iron-oxide, with alleged healing properties. 

But when her family encounter a strange woman in the woods, everything begins to unravel...

The Good Doctor: Season One

The Good Doctor

Sony Pictures

Freddie Highmore stars in this lavish drama as Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome.

When he is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital, he is forced to confront some of his biggest fears. 

Richard Schiff, Nicholas Gonzalez and Antonia Thomas co-star. 

Michael Inside

Michael Inside

Miracle Media

This tough drama tells the story of Michael McCrea, an impressionable 18-year-old living with his grandfather Francis in a Dublin housing estate.

When McCrea gets caught holding a bag of drugs for his friend's older brother, he is sentenced to three months in prison. An experience that changes his life forever. 

Summer 1993

Summer 1993

Drakes Avenue Pictures

Carla Simón directs this tender drama, which follows six-year-old Frida. 

Following her mother's death, Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside, but struggles to adjust to her new life. 

The Legend of Halloween Jack

The Legend of Halloween Jack

4Digital Media

This gruesome horror arrives just in time for Halloween. 

Set in the small town of Dunwich, we learn that one year earlier a group of vigilantes took matters into their own hands when notorious criminal Jack Cain escaped conviction and decide to torture and kill him.

Now, on the day when the veil between the living and dead is at its thinnest, a mysterious apparition begins dishing out bloody revenge...

The Guardians

The Guardians

Curzon Artificial Eye

Set in 1915, this French drama charts the life of a group of women who take over the family farm when the men are sent off to war, their struggle to keep the farm going and their lives after the men return from the front...

Once Upon a Time: The Complete Seventh and Final Season

Once Upon a Time

Walt Disney

The seventh and final season of the hugely successful fantasy drama arrives on DVD shelves this week. 

In this run, we find ourselves a few years after the Final Battle in Storybrooke and watch on as a grown-up Henry Mills leaves home in search of his own destiny. 

Atomic Shark

Atomic Shark

Spirit Entertainment Ltd

In this low-budget action thriller, a lifeguard catches wind of a dangerous anomaly off the coast of San Diego and commissions a band of unlikely heroes to assist her on a mission to save the west coast from total destruction.