September 2, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: September 3rd 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: September 3rd 2018

Avengers: Infinity War, Arrow, Keeping Faith and Mary Shelley are among this week's new DVDs. 

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel

After devastating the Avengers with the events of Captain America: Civil War, the team must come back together as they’re finally forced to face down Thanos, who is trying to amass the Infinity Stones for a gauntlet that will allow him to inflict his will on all reality.

To stop him, the Avengers are going to need all the help they can get, so they’ve got the Guardians Of The Galaxy, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Ant-Man and Doctor Strange along for the ride.

The blockbuster wowed critics and audiences and scooped over $2 billion in box office receipts, now it arrives on DVD. 

Click here to read our full preview. 

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

Artificial Eye

Elle Fanning stars in this biopic about the life Frankenstein writer Mary Shelley. The story follows Mary's tumultuous relationship with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, which inspired her to write Frankenstein.

Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Ben Hardy, Tom Sturridge, Maisie Williams, Stephen Dillane and Joanne Froggatt co-star, Booth plays Shelley's husband Percy. 

Haifaa al-Mansour, director of acclaimed drama Wadjda, is in charge.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Arrow: The Complete Sixth Season

Arrow

Warner Bros

Stephen Amell leads a sixth run of the hit DC series, which follows billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, who, five years after being stranded on a remote island, returns home to fight crime and corruption as a secret vigilante, aided by a bow and arrow.

 

Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith

Acorn Media UK

Torchwood star Eve Myles leads this mysterious drama as Faith Howells, a small-town Welsh lawyer who is forced to cut short her maternity leave when her husband and business partner, Evan, goes missing. 

As the series progresses, the secrets Evan has been keeping from her and the rest of his family and colleagues are all revealed...

 

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

StudioCanal

Neil Gaiman’s short story comes to glorious life in this new adaptation. 

The film stars Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Matt Lucas and Joanna Scanlan, with Shortbus director John Cameron Mitchell taking charge of the adaptation of Gaiman's short story.

Set in 1977 at the height of punk rock, the film follows Fanning's Zan, an alien touring the galaxy who breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon.

Click here to read our interview with Cameron Mitchell. 

Young Sheldon: The Complete First Season

Young Sheldon: The Complete First Season

Warner Bros

The Big Bang Theory spin-off about the formative years of child genius Sheldon Cooper arrives on DVD this week. 

Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber and Jim Parsons all star. 

Damascus Cover

Damascus Cover

DC Releasing Limited

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby and John Hurt come together for this action thriller. 

Rhys Meyers plays Ari Ben-Sion, a spy, haunted by the death of his son, who is recalled to Jerusalem after a failed attempt to bring a mole back to Israel alive. 

Now he faces a much more dangerous challenge, he must smuggle a chemical weapons scientist out of Syria...

Colony: Season Two

Colony

Spirit Entertainment Ltd

Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies lead the second season of this sci-fi drama. 

The series follows a family fighting to stay together in the midst of an alien invasion in near-future Los Angeles. 

Incident in a Ghost Land

Incident in a Ghost Land

Arrow Films

Martyr director Pascal Laugier returns with a new bloody chiller. 

We follow Beth, a horror novelist who has channelled the brutal home invasion she was a victim of into a new book.

But, when she receives a call from her sister Vera, apparently in a state of extreme distress, she is forced to return to the scene of the crime...

Damo & Ivor: The Movie

Damo & Ivor: The Movie

Miracle Media

RTE's hit sitcom about two identical twin brothers, separated after birth, one of whom grows up in poverty, the other in wealth, gets a big screen version. 

In this new film, the brothers, now reunited, embark on the mother of all adventures across Ireland to find the last piece of their family puzzle, their long-lost brother John Joe. 

WWE: Extreme Rules 2018

WWE: Extreme Rules 2018

WWE Entertainment

The WWE's finest face off on this new collection. Highlights include Alexa Bliss taking on her rival Nia Jax in an Extreme Rules Match and WWE Champion AJ Styles putting his title on the line during Rusev Day as he makes a title defence against Rusev.

Custody

Custody

Spirit Entertainment Ltd

Denis Ménochet and Léa Drucker star in this dark drama about a couple squabbling bitterly over custody of their son. 

Redoubtable

Redoubtable

Thunderbird Releasing

Michel Hazanavicius, the man behind all-conquering hit The Artist, returns with his new ode to classic cinema.

The film tells the story of French film director Jean-Luc Godard, who falls in love with 17-year old actress Anne Wiazemsky during the making of one of his films. 

Eruption: LA

Eruption: LA

Spirit Entertainment Ltd

Matthew Atkinson, Lexi Johnson and Amy Paffrath star in this low-budget action adventure.

We watch on as screenwriter Josh finds himself starring in his own disaster movie when volcanoes begin erupting all over Los Angeles.

Now he must work together with a scientist and a Hollywood diva to save the city before it blows in one final eruption.