New This Week on DVD, August 23, 2016

 Ash vs. Evil Dead: The Complete First Season (TV-MA)

Ash has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind’s only hope. Starring Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Jill Marie Jones, Lucy Lawless

 The Huntsman: Winter’s War (PG-13)

Eric and fellow warrior Sara, raised as members of ice Queen Freya’s army, try to conceal their forbidden love as they fight to survive the wicked intentions of both Freya and her sister Ravenna. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt

 Maggie’s Plan (R)

Maggie ‘s plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant and impossible Georgette. But one daughter and three years later, Maggie is out of love and in a quandary: what do you do when you suspect your man and his ex wife are actually perfect for each other? Starring Greta Gerwig, George Ashiotis, Bill Hader, Ethan Hawke, Maya Rudolph, Julianne Moore

 The Man Who Knew Infinity (PG-13)

The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy. Starring Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Malcolm Sinclair, Jeremy Northam, Toby Jones

 Narcos: The Complete First Season (TV-MA)

A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Starring Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal

 The Nice Guys (R)

A mismatched pair of private eyes investigate the apparent suicide of a porn star in 1970s Los Angeles. Starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Keith David, Kim Basinger

 Ratchet and Clank (PG)

When the galaxy comes under the threat of a nefarious space captain, a mechanic and his newfound robot ally join an elite squad of combatants to save the universe. Starring James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman

 Roots (NR)

An adaptation of Alex Haley’s “Roots”, chronicling the history of an African slave sold to America and his descendants. Starring Herbert Cavalier Jr., Jonathan Ray, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Babs Olusanmokun, Kerry Sims, Daphne Videau

 The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season (TV-MA)

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by the walking dead. Fighting the dead, fearing the living. Starring Andrew Lincoln, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride

 Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season Three (TV-14)

Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt. Starring Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller, Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Andre Braugher

 Castle: The Complete Eighth Season (TV-14)

After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard “Rick” Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes. Starring Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas, Seamus Dever, Molly C. Quinn, Tamala Jones

 Elementary: The Fourth Season (TV-14)

A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City. Starring Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn

 Lucifer: The Complete First Season (NR)

Satan takes up residence in Los Angeles. Starring Tom Ellis, Lauren German, D.B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt

 Scandal: The Complete Fifth Season (TV-14)

A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets. Starring Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Díaz, Jeff Perry, Joshua Malina, Bellamy Young, Tony Goldwyn

 The Strain: The Complete Second Season (TV-MA)

A mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism ravages the city of New York. Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Richard Sammel, Jack Kesy, Miguel Gomez

 Superstore: Season 1 (NR)

A look at the lives of employees at a big box store. Starring America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Mark McKinney

Synopsis by IMDB.

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