New DVDs for December

A lot of must-see DVDs have been added to our collection. They include the final episodes of the groundbreaking TV drama Mad Men, and House of Cards season 3, presented by our Ratings Project. Popular movies such as Ex Machina and the fantastic documentary about Amy Winehouse have also arrived. Exciting DVDs keep coming. Check them out here and reserve the items you want to see.

cover imageHouse of cards. The complete third season / [created for television by Beau Willimon].
“Season Three of this Emmy-winning original thriller series stars Golden Globe winner Kevin Spacey as ruthless, cunning President Francis Underwood, who will stop at nothing to conquer the halls of power in Washington D.C. His secret weapon: his gorgeous, ambitious, and equally conniving wife Claire (Golden Globe winner Robin Wright).” (Syndetics summary)

cover imageEx_machina / Universal Pictures International and Film 4 present a DNA Films production.
“Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.” (Syndetics summary)

cover image’71 / Film4, BFI and Creative Scotland present a Crab Apple FIlms and Warp Films production.
“A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.” (Syndetics summary)

cover imageAmy / Globe Productions presents an On the Corner film.
“Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a rare musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines. With rare interviews and never-before-seen archival footage, Amy takes us behind the sensationalised headlines to reveal a prodigiously talented young woman whose life ended far too soon.” (Container)

cover imageMad men. The final season, Part 2 / [created by Matthew Weiner].
“drama about one of New York’s most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm’s most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. Season 7, Part 2” (adapted from amazon.com)

cover imageThe affair. Season one / created by Sarah Treem & Hagai Levi.
“Two married couples; one decimating extramarital love affair. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and novelist who is happily married, but resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a young waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of a tragedy. The provocative drama unfolds when Alison and Noah meet in Montauk at the end of Long Island.” (Syndetics summary)

cover imageSuite fran├žaise / a TF1 Droits Audiovisuels and Entertainment One production ; in co-production with Scope Pictures ; a film by Saul Dibb.
“Based on the best-selling book by Irene Nemirovsky and set during the German occupation of France in the 1940’s, Lucille Angellier awaits news from her prisoner of war husband. As Parisian refugees pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers’ homes, Lucile’s life is turned upside down–further complicated by the arrival of refined German officer, Bruno.” (Syndetics summary)

cover imageThe good wife. The sixth season.
“Alicia Florrick stood by her husband on his tumultuous path to the governor’s office, but now she’s entering the world of politics on her own terms by running for state’s attorney. As Election Day approaches, Alicia must balance the demands of her firm and campaign as she supports her partner Cary during shocking developments that could end his career; and life as he knows it.” (Syndetics summary)

cover imageFar from the madding crowd / Fox Searchlight Pictures presents in association with BBC Films ; a DNA Films production.
“Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy about Bathsheba Everdene who is an independent woman who attracts three different suitors: a sheep farmer; a dashing soldier; and a prosperous, older bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s passions explores the nature of relationships, love and resilience.” (Syndetics summary)

cover imageGrantchester. Series 1.
“It’s 1953, and Sidney Chambers (James Norton) is vicar of Grantchester, a village just outside Cambridge. Sidney’s is a quiet life. Or at least, it has been – right up until the moment that murder comes his way. Pushed into the dangerous world of lies, betrayal and murder, Sidney quickly finds that his insight into the human condition, and the natural trust that he engenders in people, means that he excels in his new position as detective. Joining Sidney as he journeys into this dark world is the affable but world-weary Detective Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green).” (Syndetics summary)