Asterix & the Secret of the Magic Potion leads this week's releases

28 Aug 2019 in New Releases

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Everyone's favourite Gaul is back on cinema screens in this new animated adventure from France. After an accident whilst picking herbs in the forest, the Druid Panoramix decides that it is time he found a successor to transmit the secret of his magic potion. 

Enlisting the service of Asterix and Obelix, the two "bravest" warriors in the village, he sets out on a quest to find a young trustworthy druid who can become his protégé. However, the devious Demonix is also out to steal the recipe for his own nefarious means. Colourful, lively and exciting, this film carries on the 60 year legacy of one of France's most enduring heroes.

New to Order on DVD


Bold, controversial and full of nostalgic energy, comedic actor Jonah Hill's directorial debut is a 1996-set drama that follows Stevie, a 13 year old Los Angeles kid who embraces skateboarding to make new friends and escape his troubled home life. Mid90s is an expressive coming-of-age film with a pulsating soundtrack that explores serious themes such as mental health, addiction and abuse.

Also out on DVD this week

Pond Life

Finally, a lush drama set in rural Doncaster in the sleepy summertime of 1994. Pond Life follows Trevor, a young teen who hears rumours of a giant carp that lives in the nearby ponds. Deciding to bring his friends and family together on a fishing expedition to catch the legendary creature, Trevor and his compatriots each overcome their individual struggles in search of an impossible, fish-shaped dream. Full of heart and authenticity, this is a film that reaffirms the importance of community and explores the values of post-industrial Britain.

New Film Guides to Download

A feast for animation fans this week. Choose from three very different but equally as entertaining films, all with their own distinct style of animation. From web slinging superheroes to mysterious mythtical creatures, there is something for every educator to dig into.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; The Angry Birds Movie 2; Smallfoot

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