New DVDs for January

Exciting new DVDs include hit movies such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mission Impossible Rogue Nation and Mr. Holmes. New series of popular TV dramas including The Legacy and Downton Abbey also have been added. Check them out.

cover imageMr. Holmes / a film by Bill Condon.
“In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement.” (Syndetics summary)

cover imageThe legacy. Season 2 / series creator, Maya Illsøe
“Internationally renowned artist Veronika Gronnegard has lived an eccentric and colourful life since the sixties. The series follows Veronika’s four adult children whose free and chaotic childhood has left its mark on them in very different ways. They live separated from one another until Veronika dies and they gather to wind up the estate. Just before she dies, Veronika leaves the manor to her daughter Signe, who was given up for adoption.” (Syndetics summary)

cover imageThe maze runner. The scorch trials / a Temple Hill/Gotham Group production.
“They may have escaped the maze but Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.” (Syndetics summary)

cover imageDope / a Rick Famuyiwa film.
Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

119535008Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell. [Season 1]
“JS and MN tells the alternative history of 19th-centruy England, where magic once existed and has returned with two men: Gilbert Norell and Jonathan Strange, who pit their skills against the might of Napoleon, the mythical Raven King and death itself.” (Syndetics summary)

cover imageDeathgasm / a film by Jason Lei Howden.
“Brodie is the new kid in town. With a crack-addicted mum and an obsession with all things metal, he doesn’t fit in to his white-bread neighbourhood or with his religious relatives. But when he meets fellow metalhead Zakk while picking through vinyls at the local record store he knows he’s found a mate for life. Together they form a band, Deathgasm, and when they find a mysterious piece of sheet music at the house of their metal hero Rikki Daggers they dedicate themselves to learning to play it…Little did they know, the mystical music is actually a spell to summon malevolent forces, and very soon everyone in the town has been infected by the demon curse. With shades of early Peter Jackson and schlock-horror classics Evil dead and Shaun of the dead, Deathgasm is a blood-soaked, hilarious trip set to killer guitar riffs.” (Container)

cover imageThe man from U.N.C.L.E. / a Guy Ritchie film.
“CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.” (Syndetics summary)

cover imageMission: Impossible. Rogue nation / a Tom Cruise/Bad Robot production.
“With their elite organization shut down by the CIA, agent Ethan Hunt and his team must race against time to stop The Syndicate, a deadly network of rogue operatives turned traitors. To stop this global threat, Ethan must join forces with an elusive, disavowed agent whose loyalty is suspect as he faces his most impossible mission ever.” (Syndetics summary)

cover imageEden / a film by Mia Hansen-Løve.
“Paul, a teenager in the underground scene of early-nineties Paris, forms a DJ collective with his friends and together they plunge into the nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music.” (Syndetics summary)

cover imageAnt-Man / Marvel Studios presents.
“Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.” (Syndetics summary)

127174628Downton Abbey. Season six / [created by Julian Fellowes].
“As our time with the Crawleys begins to draw to a close and we see what will finally become of them all, the family, and the servants who work for them, remain inseparably interlinked as they face new challenges and begin forging different paths in a rapidly changing world. Secrets and rifts threaten the unity of the family, while those below stairs continue to naviagte social changes which put their futures in jeopardy.” (Syndetics summary)

cover imageLast cab to Darwin.
“Michael Caton gives the performance of a lifetime as Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver who when told he doesn’t have long to live, sets out on an epic journey to Darwin in a bid to die on his own terms. Along the way he discovers that before you can end your life you have to live it, and to live it, you have to share it. Filled with hope, humour and heart, Last Cab To Darwin takes us on a journey, reminding us that it’s never too late to start living.” (Syndetics summary)