New to DVD/Blu-ray… 14th August, 2017

Your weekly look at what’s new on Blu-ray & DVD. Starring Academy Award®-winner Jim Broadbent, alongside a stellar cast that includes Charlotte Rampling and Michelle Dockery, The Sense of an Ending is based on the Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Julian Barnes. In Rules Don’t Apply,  aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire, Howard Hughes, (Warren Beatty) for whom they work. Charting the story of Formula One’s most celebrated family, Williams is a thrilling account of how one man built a racing empire and a vivid, heart-rending portrait of the aftermath of a tragedy. One of the most beloved American films of all time, The Graduate celebrates it’s 50th anniversary.


Graduate 50th Anniversary, The (15)

Comedy | Drama

Dir. Mike Nichols, UK, 2017, 102 Mins

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross

One of the most beloved American films of all time. Ben has recently graduated from college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his “Homecoming” party, Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father’s business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends, but comes back to haunt him when he finds himself falling for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson’s daughter.

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I Am Not Your Negro (12)

Documentary

Dir. Raoul Peck, France/US, 2016, 93 mins

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte

Told entirely in the words of James Baldwin, through both personal appearances and the text of his final unfinished book project, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO touches on the lives and assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers to bring powerful clarity to how the image and reality of Blacks in America today is fabricated and enforced.

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Raw (18)

Drama | Horror

Dir. Julia Ducournau, France/Belgum, 2016, 99 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella

Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet, and a vegetarian.

At 16, she’s a brilliant and promising student. When she starts at veterinary school, she enters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world.

During the first week of hazing rituals, desperate to fit in whatever the cost, she strays from her family principles when she eats raw meat for the first time.

Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences of her actions as her true self begins to emerge

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Rules Don’t Apply (12)

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Dir. Warren Beatty, US, 2017, 127 mins

Cast: Lily Collins, Haley Bennett, Taissa Farmiga

An aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire, Howard Hughes, (Warren Beatty) for whom they work.

It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen, songwriter, and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles.

At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist.

Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress.

Hughes’ behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.

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Sense Of An Ending, The (15)

Drama

Dir. Ritesh Batra, UK, 2017, 108 mins

Cast: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter

Starring Academy Award®-winner Jim Broadbent, alongside a stellar cast that includes Charlotte Rampling and Michelle Dockery, The Sense of an Ending is based on the Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Julian Barnes.

From acclaimed director Ritesh Batra, it is a deeply moving and uplifting story about the paths chosen in life, and the power of memory, love and forgiveness.

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Smurfs: The Lost Village (U)

Animation |Adventure | Comedy

Dir. Kelly Asbury, US, 2017, 89 mins

Cast (Voice): Ariel Winter, Julia Roberts, Ellie Kemper

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does.

Embarking on a roller-coaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!

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Souvenir

Drama | Music | Romance

Dir. Bavo Defurne, Belgium/Luxembourg/France, 2016, 90 Mins, Subtitles

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Kévin Azaïs, Johan Leysen

Liliane works at a meat factory, adding bay leaves to liver patties. Once known as ‘Laura’, she was a rising star in the music industry and even took part in the European Song Contest. Now she leads a secluded life in an apartment stuffed with relics from her bygone days of glory. But then 22-year-old Jean walks into her life.

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Williams (15)

Documentary | Biography | Sport

Dir. Morgan Matthews, UK, 2017, 109 mins, 

Cast: Emily Bevan, Jenny Funnell

Charting the story of Formula One’s most celebrated family, Williams is a thrilling account of how one man built a racing empire and a vivid, heart-rending portrait of the aftermath of a tragedy.

Starting life with nothing other than a single-minded obsession for speed, Sir Frank Williams created one of the world’s most enduring Formula One racing teams, winning nine Constructors’ Championships over the last 40 years.

But in 1986 at the height of this success, a near fatal car accident left Frank fighting to survive and the team’s future hanging in the balance.

Williams, a brand-new documentary from BAFTA-wining director Morgan Matthews, tells the story of Frank’s rise to fame and how his family battled to keep him alive and the team afloat after the crash that left Frank wheelchair-bound for the rest of his life.

Featuring heart-pounding racing footage, interviews with much-loved Formula One stars (including Sir Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell, Alan Jones and Sir Patrick Head)

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