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10 New DVD Releases That Can Keep You Glued to Your Screen

Everyone could use a quiet afternoon or evening relaxing while watching a film or 2. But how can you be sure if a DVD or Blu-ray is worth your time, especially if it’s a new one? Thankfully, 5-Minute Crafts has selected the top 10 new DVD releases that will keep you glued to your screen.

1. The Batman, an old hero on a new quest on DVD and Blu-ray

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The well-known action hero is back once more. This time, he has to uncover a killer who’s after the city officials. Batman also has to forge new, even strange, alliances when he comes close to revealing the culprit’s final plan to prevent it. Collin Farell, Andy Serkis (Gollum from the Lord of the Rings trilogy), Matt Reeves, and Zoë Kravitz star in the film, among other actors.

Review: “Yes 5 stars, because it’s a fantastic movie if you’ve never seen a Batman movie before.
It is very well made and the storyline is very intelligently put together and has a classic film noir feel and look. That’s why I’ve given it 5 stars.” Ratty

2. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, answering the question of who will rule the wizarding world

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Fans of Harry Potter are in for a new treat. And they are about to discover new beasts and the perils that threaten the wizarding world. This film focuses on Grindewald’s intention to dominate everything, while a team of wizards, witches, and other protagonists act to stop him. Suitable for everyone over 12 years of age, Fantastic Beasts is available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Review: “A great cast that used the Fantastic Beasts to bring together the story’s end. The characters work together well in this film too. Loved it all and was well worth the wait.” Amazon Customer

3. Downton Abbey: A New Era — a new journey, a villa, and a secret

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The protagonists of Downton Abbey, a popular TV series, come back in another film that takes them to the French Riviera at a time that corresponds with the beginning of Jazz Age. They go to Southern France because of a newly-inherited villa by the Dowager Countess of Grantham that’s shrouded in mystery they have to unravel. Some of the fan-favorite characters appear in this film, including Lady Violet, Robert and Cora Crawley, Ladies Marry and Edith, Mr. Carson, Mrs. Hughes, and John and Anna Bates.

Review: “All the elements that made the TV series so enjoyable are present and correct with an entertaining mix of drama, intrigue, humor, and tears, while the stunning French Riviera and THAT iconic residence provide the backdrop.” R Rao

4. The Beatles: Get Back, a 3-part Blu-ray documentary with the band’s recording sessions

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Fans of the legendary Beatles are sure to enjoy every minute of the trilogy that brings us back to the beginnings of this famous quartet. And the documentary includes unseen footage and unreleased recordings. In a nutshell, the series reveals how Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison gathered, rehearsed, and started performing on the Apple Offices’ roof. The Beatles: Get Back consists of 3 episodes with a collective runtime of 7 hours and 43 minutes, available on Disney+.

Review: “Without a doubt one of the most entertaining, fun, moving, and ultimately exciting film events in a long time” BenW

5. The Duke, a story revolving around theft of a piece of art

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Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren star in this film that twists around the only artwork in history stolen from the London National Gallery. A taxi driver who stole the painting sends ransom notes that specify what the government has to do to retrieve the work of art. Lastly, the masterpiece that everything revolves around is no less than Francisco de Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington. The runtime of The Duke is 1 hour and 35 minutes, and the film is available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Review: “It’s a lovely story, made all the better by its foundation in fact. Highly recommended!” HonestFeedback

6. The Bad Guys, an animation comedy suitable for all ages

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The main protagonists in this animated film are a wolf, a shark, a snake, a tarantula, and a piranha. Together, they become the world’s most sought-after group by the authorities due to various crimes. After being caught, the charismatic wolf brainstorms the group’s way out by making everyone believe they aren’t as bad as they appear to be. The Bad Guys is suitable for all ages, and on July 4, 2022, it’ll be released on Amazon.

Review: “Dreamworks is looking at its next biggest franchise with this masterpiece of a movie! Great story, amazing cast and characters, absolutely CRAZY BEAUTIFUL ANIMATION! This advenure of a film is perfect for kids and adults!” Joshua Porter

7. Midwich Cuckoos, what being unconsciousness can get you

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Midwich Cuckoos is a combination of fantasy and drama. One day, residents of a sleepy town near London become unconscious for 12 hours. And it becomes clear soon enough that every lady who can bear a child got pregnant during the collective blackout. Once the children are born, it won’t take long for townsfolk to realize how special they are, which will lead to unpleasant decisions that must be made. The release date of Midwich Cuckoos is August 8, 2022, and you can pre-order the film now.

8. Tosh, the official story of John Toshack, a former football player and manager

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Tosh is the official story of John Toshack, a former Welsh football player, manager, and living legend. Besides him, some other famous players, commentators, and other celebrities of the day appear in the film, including Wyndham Evans, Alan Curtis, and Peter Jones. You can watch Tosh on Blu-ray or DVD, and the film’s runtime is an hour and 15 minutes.

9. Phantom of the Open: the cost of becoming a golfing folk hero

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Phantom of the Open is a true story about a crane driver that dreamt of becoming a professional golfer. And his resolve and support from his family and friends made that dream come true. Moreover, his passion brought him to the 1976 British Open. Still, that came at a cost, but he became a British folk hero along the way, so never mind. Amazon releases the DVD and Blu-ray on July 25, 2022, and you can pre-order the comedy now.

Review: “Mark Rylance is, as ever, brilliant and clearly has a great empathy for Maurice Flitcroft, a crane driver who fancied a crack at the Open championship.” Atomic Girl

10. All My Friends Hate Me, when boundaries between paranoia, punishment, and a joke blur

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The film centers around a man who gets an invite for a country weekend from his university friends at a time when he’s ready to settle with his girlfriend. And he can’t refuse the invite since it’s about celebrating his birthday. Still, the events take an ominous turn once a stranger from a pub joins them. The release date of All My Friends Hate Me is August 29, 2022, and the film is suitable for people over 12 years of age.

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