September 23, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: September 24th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: September 24th 2018

Solo - A Star Wars Story, The Walking Dead, Unforgotten and Gotti are among this week's new releases on DVD. 

Solo - A Star Wars Story

Solo - A Star Wars Story

Disney UK

The early days of everyone’s favourite smuggler, Han Solo, are brought to life in this new adventure. 

Alden Ehrenreich, star of Hail, Caesar and Beautiful Creatures plays young Han Solo, a role made famous by Harrison Ford, with Donald Glover, best known for his roles in Community and The Martian, taking the role of young Lando Calrissian. Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Woody Harrelson also have key roles in the spin-off.

The story follows young Solo as he makes his way through the galaxy's criminal underworld, meeting Chewbacca and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian along the way.

Ron Howard directs, having taken over midway through production after the departure of original directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord.

Click here to read our full preview. 

The Walking Dead: The Complete Eighth Season

The Walking Dead

Entertainment One

The eighth season of the all-conquering zombie drama arrives on DVD shelves this week. 

In this run, the showrunners pit survivors of Alexandria, the Hilltop, and the Kingdom taking on supreme villain Negan and the Saviors. It’ll be a hell of a showdown.

For this new run Katelyn Nacon, Steven Ogg and Pollyanna McIntosh are all promoted to series regulars, while Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride and Lennie James all return to lead the show.

Click here to take our The Walking Dead quiz. 

Unforgotten: Series 3

Unforgotten

BBC

Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar return for a third run of the hit detective drama, which follows a team of detectives who investigate crimes committed many years ago. 

This time, the team are forced to look into the death of Hayley Reid, a 16-year-old girl who went missing on the eve of the millennium. 

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eleventh Season

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eleventh Season

Warner Bros

The 11th season of the ever-popular sitcom arrives on DVD shelves this week. 

Walter Goggins, Kathy Bates, Neil Gaiman and Mark Hamill are among the guests in this season, which runs at 24 episodes. 

Click here to read our full preview. 

Gotti

Gotti

Lionsgate

John Travolta stars in this bloody biopic of infamous crime boss John Gotti, who would rise to head up the Gambino Crime Family in New York City.

Entourage star Kevin Connolly directs, with Kelly Preston, Spencer LoFranco and Chris Mulkey in the supporting cast. 

The Flash: The Complete Fourth Season

The Flash: The Complete Fourth Season

Warner Bros

Grant Gustin is back for a fourth run as the fast-moving superhero, a season that him facing ever greater threats, including the terrifying Thinker...

Madam Secretary: Season 4

Madam Secretary

Paramount Home Entertainment

Tea Leoni stars as US Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord in the third season of this tense political drama. 

Hawaii Five-0: The Eighth Season

Hawaii Five-0

Paramount Home Entertainment

Alex O'Loughlin leads his team through 25 episodes of hi-jacks and sleuthing around the Hawaiian islands.

Homeland: The Complete Seventh Season

Homeland

20th Century Fox

The seventh and penultimate season of the globe-trotting drama arrives on DVD this week. 

DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Third Season

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Warner Bros

Rip Hunter and his rag-tag team of heroes and villains return for a third season this week. 

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner

Studiocanal

Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel is adapted lovingly for this hugely acclaimed animation. 

The story follows Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001.

When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. 

Knightfall: Season One

Knightfall

Lionsgate

Tom Cullen, Jim Carter, Pádraic Delaney come together for this bloody medieval romp.

The series tells the story of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages. 

Stan Lee's Lucky Man: Season 3

Stan Lee's Lucky Man: Season 3

Universal Pictures

James Nesbitt returns to spearhead a third run of the hit Sky One series. 

Nesbitt plays DI Harry Clayton, a detective in Central London's Murder Squad suffering from an addiction to gambling who becomes the recipient of an ancient bracelet that it gives him supernatural luck. 

The new season takes Clayton to Hong Kong and into the path of his greatest nemesis yet, the mysterious Blake, played by Spooks’ Rupert Penry-Jones. The Replacement’s Neve McIntosh also has a key role in the new eight-episode run. 

A Prayer Before Dawn

A Prayer Before Dawn

Altitude Film Distribution

Joe Cole stars in this brutal new drama. 

Cole plays Billy Moore, an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious prisons, who is forced to fight in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom.

Click here to read our full preview.