Wednesday, March 1, 2017

New on DVD and Blue-Ray

The Peter White Public Library offers these new DVDs and Blu-Ray titles.

Sherlock: season four

Benedict Cumberbatch appears as a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, along with Martin Freeman as Watson. Season four consists of three feature-length episodes. Also includes behind the scenes footage showing production work on the series. From BBC Home Entertainment. Two discs, three episodes, and a total run-time of 270 minutes. (Not Rated).
New DVD – Sherlock

Superior: a film by Edd Benda & Alex Bell.
The year is 1969. Cousins Derek and Charlie (Paul Stanko & Thatcher Robinson) are graduating high school, and contemplating what will become of the rest of their lives. The pair decide to temporarily escape life’s pressures by embarking from the Keweenaw Peninsula on a 1,300-mile bike trip around Lake Superior. Selected by multiple film festivals as one of the best independent films of the year. One disc, run-time of 84 minutes. (Not Rated).
New DVD – Superior

Midsomer Murders: series 17 and 18
“Welcome to England’s most murderous county”. The long-running detective series has been a staple since 1997, with John Nettles portraying Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby and solving murders in the fictional English county of “Midsomer”. If you are already a Midsomer Murders fan, these are also known as “set 26 & 27” in the DVD release sequence. From Acorn Media. Series 17 has 2 discs, four mysteries, and a total run-time of 372 minutes. Series 18 has three discs, six mysteries, and a total run-time of 557 minutes. (Not Rated). See also: Inspector Barnaby mystery books by Caroline Graham, which inspired the series.
New DVD – Midsomer

When a dozen alien spacecraft arrive on Earth, linguistics professor Louise Banks (portrayed by Amy Adams who also appeared in Man of Steel and American Hustle) struggles to communicate with the visitors to determine their intent while a weary human population is on edge. Oscar nominee in multiple categories.  One disc, run-time of 116 minutes. (Rated PG-13).
New DVD – Arrival

Father Brown: season four
Lovable and quirky Father Brown returns, portrayed by Mark Williams. Based on the short stories of G.K. Chesterton, an English Priest has a knack for solving mysteries. Father Brown was previously filmed as a television program in the early 1970s, and was revived in 2013 for a new run of series. BBC / Warner. Season four has two discs, ten episodes, and a total run-time of 442 minutes. (Not Rated).
New DVD – Father Brown

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Based on the teen fiction book by Ransom Riggs (2011). A Tim Burton film starring Eva Green (Casino Royale, 300) as Miss Peregrine, and Asa Butterfield (Hugo, Enders Game) as Jake. When young Jake discovers the existence of the Home for Peculiar children, the adventure is only beginning as he sees for himself exactly what makes them peculiar, and discovers how he fits into their story. One disc, run-time of 127 minutes. (Rated PG-13).
New DVD & Blu-Ray – Miss Peregrine’s

--Bruce MacDonald, Technical Services Librarian

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