New on DVD: May 7

This week on DVD, check out the Guillermo del Toro-produced chiller Mama




Guillermo del Toro produced this chilling film about a young couple (Zero Dark Thirty’s Jessica Chastain and Nicolaj Coster-Waldau from Game of Thrones) who take over raising her two young nieces after the girls are found in the woods after living alone there for several years. Before long, they discover that the girls’ strange behavior may have a supernatural cause. Bonus features include audio commentary from sibling filmmakers Andy and Barbara Muschietti as well as their short film that attracted del Toro’s attention and got them their feature-film debut. (eOne)


The Oranges

Two neighbouring suburban families, who have been close friends for years, find their relationship strained when the daughter (Leighton Meester) of one begins an affair with the husband (Hugh Laurie) of the other. (eOne)


In this Danish thriller, a woman awakens on the bank of a river with a head wound and a bag of cash with no memory of how she got there. But as she tries to piece together the last few days of her life, she realizes that someone is out to kill her. (Shout Factory)

The Captains: A Film By William Shatner

Shatner, the first captain of the long-running TV and film franchise Star Trek, wrote and directed this look at himself and all the others captains who’ve sat in the captain’s chair since (Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks and the newest member Chris Pine) to look at how this iconic seat on the bridge has affected their lives and the lives of their fans. (eOne)


Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

This 90-minute film documents the importance that Jewish people brought the largely American concept of the musical theatre and how it became a Broadway mainstay. With new interviews with performers and producers like Mel Brooks, Hal Prince and others combined with performance footage of Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Zero Mostel, Barbra Streisand and many others, this film chronicles the importance of composers like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim to the genre. (Acorn)

A Fine Romance: A Complete Collection

This light romantic British sitcom – which ran for four seasons beginning in 1981 – starred Judi Dench and her real-life husband Michael Williams as a mismatched pair of single people who are introduced through her sister (Susan Penhaligon). Although things start off a little rocky, things begin to work out throughout the series with humourous and heart-warming results. This 4-disc set features all 16 half-hour episodes. (Acorn)

Rookie Blue: Season Three

This Canadian-made cop series returns for a third season, which finds the now-more-experienced rookies – including new rookie ex-soldier Nick Collins (Peter Mooney) – gaining a new perspective of life on the job and what costs in can have on their personal lives. Emmy-winner William Shatner guest stars in the first episode as a confrontational drunk driver with a grudge against the police and a dark secret (it probably has something to with T.J. Hooker being cancelled all those years ago). This 4-disc set features all 13 episodes from this season as well as some bonus features. (eOne)