New on Streaming, DVD, Blu-ray and more week ending Dec 27

By Alexandra Heilbron on December 21, 2020 | Leave a Comment


Yannick Bisson hosts A Music Lover's Guide to Murdoch Mysteries on Acorn TVCheck out the new DVDs, Blu-rays and streaming shows (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, BritBox, Acorn TV, Sundance Now  and Disney+) coming out this week, including the hit family movie The War with Grandpa starring Robert De Niro and Oakes Fegley, the horror film The Craft: Legacy, all six seasons of Downton Abbey on BritBox and the Acorn TV special A Music Lover’s Guide to Murdoch Mysteries hosted by Yannick Bisson. ~Alexandra Heilbron

The War with Grandpa – When Pete’s (Oakes Fegley) grandmother dies, his newly widowed grandfather Ed (Robert De Niro) is struggling on his own. Pete’s mother (Uma Thurman) and father (Rob Riggle) convince Ed to come live with them. Unfortunately, they decide Ed will take over Pete’s room. Upset, Pete comes up with a series of pranks to get rid of his grandfather and get his room back. However, Grandpa isn’t going down without a fight and has a few pranks of his own. Available on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD/Digital.

The Craft: Legacy – Lily (Cailee Spaeny) has moved to a new town with her mother (Michelle Monaghan) to live with her mom’s boyfriend (David Duchovny) and his three sons. She’s approached at school by three classmates who initiate her into their circle, completing the foursome of witches. Lily soon discovers she has powers as she starts to believe in herself, and uses them against bullies. But when Lily begins to use her powers too often against other people, the other three have to remind her of the number one rule of The Craft. Available on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD/Digital.

Downton Abbey – All six seasons of Downton Abbey are coming to BritBox this week! Follow the lives of Lord Grantham, a.k.a. Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville) and his wife, Lady Grantham, a.k.a. Cora Crawley (Elizabeth McGovern), at their family castle, Downton Abbey, with their three daughters: Mary (Michelle Dockery), Edith (Laura Carmichael) and their youngest, Sybil (Jessica Brown Findlay). When the heir to Downton Abbey drowns during the Titanic tragedy, the new heir will now be Robert’s distant cousin, Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), whom they barely know. Begins streaming December 26 on BritBox.

A Music Lover’s Guide to Murdoch Mysteries – Acorn TV typically delights fans with the new season of Murdoch Mysteries on Christmas Eve, but production has been delayed this year due to COVID-19. So the producers of this long-running, award-winning Canadian series have created a behind-the-scenes music special with a seven-piece ensemble from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to perform a concert of Murdoch-era music (circa early 1900s.) Hosted by Detective William Murdoch himself (Yannick Bisson), this intimate special was taped on the set of Murdoch Mysteries on September 25, 2020. Begins streaming December 24 on Acorn TV.

December 21
My Enemy, My Brother (Sundance Now)
Hard Times (1994) (BritBox)
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (Sundance Now)
Little Dorrit (2008) (BritBox)
The Man Who Shot New York (Sundance Now)

December 22
The Craft: Legacy (DVD/Blu-ray/VOD/Digital)
Drovers’ Gold (1997) (BritBox)
Kajillionaire (DVD/VOD/Digital)
The Lights Before Christmas: Radiance by Rail (BritBox)
London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck (Netflix)
Our Mutual Friend (1998) (BritBox)
The Place of No Words (DVD/Blu-ray/VOD/Digital)
Rhyme Time Town Singalongs (Netflix)
Save Yourselves! (VOD/Digital)
The War with Grandpa (DVD/Blu-ray/VOD/Digital)
Yellow Rose (VOD/Digital)

December 23
A Suitable Boy: Episode 4 (Acorn TV Exclusive Series)
Chicago 10 (VOD/Digital)
Lawless (Acorn TV)
The Midnight Sky (Netflix)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012) (BritBox)
Nothing Trivial: Series 2 (Acorn TV)
The Pickwick Papers (1985) (BritBox)
Your Name Engraved Herein (Netflix)

December 24
Coolie No. 1 (Amazon Prime Video)
David Copperfield (1986) (BritBox)
A Dog’s Way Home (Netflix)
A Music Lover’s Guide to Murdoch Mysteries (Acorn TV)
The Commons: Episode 4 (Sundance Now)
Halal Love Story (Amazon Prime Video)
Holmes & Watson (Netflix)
Oliver Twist (1985) (BritBox)
Riviera: Season 3, Episode 8 – Finale (Sundance Now)
Shadow Lines (Nyrkki) (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Total Control: Episode 2 (Sundance Now)
Victorian Farm: Christmas (Acorn TV)

December 25
Bridgerton (Netflix)
Burrow (Disney+)
Extras – Beyond the Clouds: A Musical Miracle (Disney+)
Grandma’s Last Wishes (El testamento de la abuela) (Netflix)
Rogue (Netflix)
Thalayvi (Amazon Prime Video)
Soul (Disney+)
Sylvie’s Love (Amazon Original)
Wonder Woman 1984 (VOD)

December 26
Asphalt Burning (Børning 3) (Netflix)
DNA (Netflix)
Downton Abbey: Seasons 1-6 (BritBox)
Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 3: Sahara (Netflix)
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 3 (Netflix)
The Magic School Bus Rides Again In the Zone (Netflix)
Mighty Oak (Amazon Prime Video)

December 27
Sumit Sourav (Amazon Prime Video)
Rahul Subramariam #1 (Amazon Prime Video)
Amazon Funnies Line Up #1  (Amazon Prime Video)
Amazon Funnies Line Up #2 (Amazon Prime Video)
Gaurav Kapoor (Amazon Prime Video)
Sumaira Shaikh (Amazon Prime Video)
Rahul Subramariam + Varun Thakur (Amazon Prime Video)
Alu Arjun (Amazon Prime Video)
Rahul Subramariam #2 (Amazon Prime Video)
Blue Story (Amazon Prime Video)



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