Immersive WW1 drama '1917' leads this week's new releases

09 Jan 2020 in New Releases

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The year is 1917 and The Great War rages on. Two young British privates, Schofield and Blake, are given a task which seems to be impossible. They must make their way deep into enemy territory to deliver a message that could prevent 1,600 soldiers from walking into a deadly trap. 

To make matters more complicated, Blake's own brother is part of the unsuspecting regiment who are in danger. Filmed as one uninterrupted take and featuring some of Britain's most revered actors, 1917 already has a number of awards wins and nominations under its belt, announcing itself as a thrilling and inventive war epic that pushes the boundaries of immersive filmmaking.

Do check out our revision-aid resource for 1917 along with a competition giving you the chance to win a private screening of the film at a cinema near you.

New to DVD this week

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

On Halloween night in Mill Valley, Pennsylvania, 1968, three teenage friends - Auggie, Chuck and horror-obsessed amateur writer Stella - decide to explore a local haunted house which once belonged to the family who helped found the town. 

Whilst exploring, the trio stumble upon a secret room and find a book of scary stories written by the daughter of the family, Sarah Bellows, who has been mysteriously removed from all family photographs in the property. Later that night, Stella discovers that new stories are being written in the book which relate to people she knows in the town, including her friends. Stella must warn them of the murderous and monstrous literary characters coming to life before it's too late, in this adaptation of a popular book series.

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