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16 New Movies Coming to UK Home Entertainment Next Week (May 18th)

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Here's our guide to the new movies hitting UK Home Entertainment platforms next week (w/c May 18th).

We now know that cinemas won't be re-opening until July at the earliest, so we hope you've got a comfy couch. Arriving in your home next week are Hirokazu Koreeda's European debut, a biopic of author JD Salinger and Mark Cousins' epic look at women filmmakers. Thanks to Strike Media for their help in compiling the schedule.

Edge of Extinction
15 years after a global apocalypse, mankind is on the verge of extinction. Civilisation no longer exists, food is scarce and most eke out a living by stealing and killing. One man clings onto life in the desolate British countryside, where staying away from others has been key to his survival. But this self-imposed isolation comes to an abrupt end when he crosses paths with another group of survivors and faces an enemy far more savage than any of them could have imagined.

Format: Digital

Killer Instinct
In this darkly comedic home invasion thriller, a psychopathic widower comes to blows with the millennial renting his house.

Format: Digital

Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema

Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema
Women Make Film uses hundreds of clips from films directed by women to show how movies are made. Presented in thematic chapters, it looks at how a great opening shot is done, how to frame an image, how to introduce a character, how to film sex, dance and death, how work and love are portrayed in cinema, and how genres such as comedy, melodrama and sci-fi work. Famous female directors are included, but so are scores of forgotten women from every period in film history and from five continents.

Format: Blu-ray

Rebel in the Rye
The story of the life and mind of legendary author J.D. Salinger and the events that led to the birth of his iconic book 'The Catcher in the Rye'.

Format: Digital

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Portals is a genre-bending anthology featuring three stories from four visionary filmmakers' as they examine the fallout of an alien invasion.

Format: Digital

Ghost Killers vs Bloody Mary
Four YouTubers with expertise in supernatural events are seeking recognition from their audience while solving the urban legend of the Bathroom Blonde Case, a spirit that haunts a Brazilian school's bathroom.

Format: Digital

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The Truth
Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche star in this French drama directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. After her mother, celebrated actress Fabienne (Deneuve), publishes her memoirs, Lumir (Binoche) travels to Paris to visit her, accompanied by her American husband, Hank (Ethan Hawke), and their young daughter. Back in her childhood home, Lumir's reunion with her mother leads to confrontations about the past and harsh truths being revealed.

Format: Blu-ray/DVD/Digital

Secret Weapon
Based on a true story. In World War 2, the Soviet rocket launcher nicknamed "Katyusha" was kept in great secrecy. It had fantastic power but would be lethal in the wrong hands. Disaster strikes, however, when one of these unique killing machines is drowned during an unexpected retreat of the Russian troops. A special unit formed of ex-athletes is sent to rescue the secret weapon, to ensure the Germans can never find it - no matter what it takes.

Format: DVD

Killer Tattooist

Killer Tattooist
Eva is an undercover cop - with a reputation for going too far to solve a case - on the hunt for a serial killer who tattoos and skins his victims. Little does she know that Nathan is the serial killer she is hunting and getting close to him could result in her losing her life in ways more terrifying than she could imagine.

Format: DVD

End-of-the-year celebrations are underway at a small liberal arts college in Ohio. The night’s main event? A crush party. The rules? Submit your crush and they get an invite. Or if you’re “crushed,” you also get an invite. Self-conscious freshman Izzy is still a virgin and the crush party is her last chance to do something about it before summer break.

Format: VOD

Blood Machines

Blood Machines
Two space hunters are tracking down a machine trying to free itself. After taking it down, they witness a mystical phenomenon: the ghost of a young woman pulls itself out of the machine, as if the spaceship had a soul. Trying to understand the nature of this entity, they start chasing the woman through space. Inspired by the spirit of the 80's films and music, Blood Machines is a 50-minute, 3-part sci-fi horror mind melter told in three chapters, scored by the synthwave artist Carpenter Brut.

Format: Shudder

Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical into a breakthrough cinematic event. The film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology, and dance styles ranging from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap.

Format: Digital

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The County
From the award-winning director of Rams comes a new comedy about a widowed farmer who begins a new life on her own terms by fighting against corruption and injustice in her community.

Format: Curzon Home Cinema

The Lovebirds
A couple (Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani) experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery. As their journey to clear their names takes them from one extreme – and hilarious – circumstance to the next, they must figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.

Format: Netflix

Proximity film

From The Emmy-winning VFX behind Game of Thrones, Stranger Things as well as Tron: Legacy, Proximity follows a young scientist, working for NASA, who is abducted by extra-terrestrials. When no one believes his story, he becomes obsessed with finding proof that leads him on a journey of discovery.
Format: Digital

Vitalina Varela
Pedro Costa's film follows the titular Vitalina, a woman left behind in Cape Verde when her husband leaves to find work in Portugal. Years later, she finally makes the journey to Lisbon herself but arrives three days after his funeral. Alone and isolated in her late husband's home, Vitalina is determined to persevere and confront the ghosts of the past.
Format: MUBI