This week’s new DVD releases give you the option of singing and dancing your way to the City of Angels with La La Land, or taking a trip to the dark world of vampires with Underworld: Blood Wars. Whether it’s upbeat musical numbers you want or dark creature-feature action, this week’s New on DVD selections are sure to appease any mood.
Check out the complete list of this week’s DVD releases below! ~Alexa Caruso
La La Land – Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress who works at a coffee shop on a busy Hollywood studio lot, keeps bumping into disgruntled Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated yet stubborn jazz musician who dreams of opening his own jazz club one day. The two finally get together and Mia even begins to love jazz, but she also begins to lose faith in herself when yet another audition goes wrong. Sebastian believes in her and convinces her to give it one last shot, but she feels he’s selling out when he joins a popular band as a keyboard player in an effort to make money for the two of them. Their struggles and differences drive a wedge between them.
Trailer: La La Land
Underworld: Blood Wars – In the fifth installment of the Underworld franchise, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) returns while the war between Vampires and Lycans rages on. With her loved ones dead, Selene’s involvement in the war is personal. She’s been relentlessly targeted by the Lycans and betrayed by the Vampires, but finds allies in David (Theo James) and Thomas, who inform her that the new leader of the Lycan clan, Marius, is in hot pursuit of her. In their fiendish plot, the Lycans plan to use her blood to make them invincible to the vampires and their Death Dealers.
Trailer: Underworld: Blood Wars
The Girl With All the Gifts – In a dystopian future, most of humanity has been infected by what is referred to as the “zombie fungus.” The infected, known as “the hungries,” quickly lose their mental capacity and feed on the flesh of the uninfected. Much is known about how the fungus is contracted, but little is known about how to stop it. The few remaining survivors, heavily guarded in London, are attempting to find a cure by studying a small group of infected children. Although the children are relatively docile, the study requires the scientists to kill most of the test subjects, something that a teacher named Helen (Gemma Arterton) finds appalling. When one child, Melanie, is selected for dissection by head scientist Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close), Helen chooses to risk everything to save her.
Trailer: The Girl With All the Gifts
Catfight – Two school friends, Ashley Miller (Anne Heche) and Veronica Salt (Sandra Oh), are reunited when they attend the same glamorous birthday party. The long-time rivalry between Ashley, a struggling artist, and wealthy housewife Veronica leads to insults and fisticuffs that spark a war between the former friends.