Author: Adam Colby

The Crown: Season 1 on DVD and Blu-ray November 15

England, post-war. Winston Churchill is democratically re-elected, his efforts during his nation’s hour of need casts a long shadow over the monarchy. What is their role to be in this new dawn? This highly acclaimed, Golden Globe-winning series explores a crucial period within Buckingham Palace, where its royal residents are at risk of occupying a gilded cage. Pivotal is the young Princess Elizabeth (Claire Foy); a chain of events sweep her inexorably to the throne, and as the nation’s new (and young) figurehead, it is upon her to resolve the conflict between tradition and progress. Woven within these grand...

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The White Princess on DVD and Blu-ray November 1

Complementing this month’s release of The Crown, The White Princess reveals women already wielding considerable influence during the time of the Tudors – albeit from behind the throne. Adapted from the novel by best-selling author Philippa Gregory, who also gave us the TV hit The White Queen, this juicy, fictionalised account of titular historical figure Elizabeth of York (Jodie Comer) takes place in the aftermath of a bitter war. The kingdom can be united by a marriage between Elizabeth and Henry VII, but there are numerous obstacles to overcome, not least their disdain for each other. Release Date:  1 November...

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The Beguiled on DVD and Blu-ray October 25

Sofia Coppola’s seductive new thriller is based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan, which was previously adapted by Don Siegel for the 1971 Clint Eastwood film. The story involves a wounded Union soldier (Colin Farrell) who is given shelter in a Confederate girls’ boarding school and becomes a source of fascination for the sexually repressed residents, including Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst. Rendered in the soft focus, dreamy visuals that are her trademark, Coppola’s version brings a female perspective to this Southern gothic tale that crackles with tension, danger and desire. Release Date:  25 October 2017 Format:  DVD...

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