New This Week on DVD, October 3, 2017

 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG-13)

Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew. Starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush

 The Book of Henry (PG-13)

With instructions from her genius son’s carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather. Starring Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace

 A Ghost Story (R)

In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife. Starring Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas Jr.

 Churchill (PG)

96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort. Starring Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy

 13 Minutes (R)

In November 1939, Georg Elser’s attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action. Starring Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner

 The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (R)

A look at the life and work of photographer Elsa Dorfman. Starring Elsa Dorfman

 Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus (NR)

While newspaper writer Church struggles with the death of his wife, he receives a “special” assignment. He must answer a little girl’s question about whether Santa Claus really exists. Based on a true story. Starring Richard Thomas, Edward Asner, Charles Bronson

 Christmas for a Dollar (PG)

America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp’s untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father overwhelmed by doctor bills resulting from her brother s polio, expects another Christmas without presents or festivities. But when her father brings home one dollar in change and lets the children use it to buy special gifts for each other, the Kamps come to find that money isn’t what fills Christmas with joy, love, and miracles. Starring Brian Krause, Nancy Stafford, Danielle Chuchran

 House Of Cards: Complete Fifth Season (TV-MA)

A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him. Starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly

 iZombie: The Complete Third Season (TV-14)

A medical resident finds that being a zombie has its perks, which she uses to assist the police. Starring Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Malcolm Goodwin, Robert Buckley

 2 Broke Girls: The Complete Sixth Season (TV-14)

Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business – if only they can raise the cash. Starring Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite, Matthew Moy

 Mr. Miracle (TV-G)

A Guardian Angel, posing as an English teacher, helps a young woman find her way before Christmas. Starring Kendra Anderson, Candus Churchill, Andrew Francis, Rob Morrow

 When Calls The Heart: Year Four (NR)

Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family, migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west. Starring Erin Krakow, Lori Loughlin, Martin Cummins, Daniel Lissing

 Operation Christmas (TV-G)

As her new romance blossoms, a single mother is dismayed when her boyfriend, a military sergeant, is deployed right before Christmas. Determined to not let it ruin the holidays for her and her children they decide to give back to the struggling military families on his base and, as their efforts go viral, they are rewarded in ways they never imagined. Starring Tricia Helfer, Marc Blucas, Lisa Durupt

 Heavenly Christmas (TV-G)

Upon her untimely death, a workaholic who never put much value into the joys of Christmas finds herself recruited to be a Christmas Angel — and is assigned a hard luck case that she accidentally falls in love with. Starring Kristin Davis, Eric McCormack, Shirley MacLaine

 Finding Father Christmas (TV-G)

Raised by her mother, but orphaned at a young age at Christmas, Miranda finds a clue that will take her to the truth about her father. Along the way, she finds romance and rekindles her Christmas spirit. Starring Erin Krakow, Niall Matter, P. Lynn Johnson, Wendie Malick

 Christmas Note (NR)

The new original film is based on a bestselling novel by Donna VanLiere. “The Christmas Note” Having just moved back to her hometown without her serviceman husband but with her young son, Gretchen Daniels finds her life in disarray as Christmas approaches. But she discovers new purpose when she helps to deliver a message to her neighbor, Melissa, which makes her an ally in the quest to find the neighbor’s sibling she never knew she had. The women become bonded not only by the search, but by the understanding that being there for each other means they’re no longer alone. This friendship becomes the greatest Christmas gift of their lives. Starring Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Leah Gibson, Lynda Boyd

 Broadcasting Christmas (TV-G)

Two news broadcasters who previously were in love fight for a position as a morning talk show host that they both want, ultimately finding what made them like each other so much in the first place. Starring Melissa Joan Hart, Dean Cain, Cynthia Gibb, Jackée Harry

 6 Days (R)

In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the world had never seen. Starring Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, Abbie Cornish, Emun Elliott

 The Son: Season One (TV-14)

A multi-generational epic telling of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas oil empire. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Jacob Lofland, Henry Garrett, Paola Nunez, Carlos Bardem, Zahn McClarnon, Jess Weixler, David Wilson Barnes, Sydney Lucas, James Parks, Elizabeth Frances

 American Horror Story: Season Six (TV-MA)

An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, and a cult. Starring Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Denis O’Hare

 Heartland: The Complete Seventh Season (TV-PG)

A multi-generational saga set in Alberta, Canada and centered on a family getting through life together in both happy and trying times. Starring Amber Marshall, Graham Wardle, Shaun Johnston

 Loch Ness: Series 1 (NR)

The search for a serial killer becomes a matter of life and death for detective Annie Redford, who is trying to cope with her first murder case. Starring Laura Fraser, Siobhan Finneran, Jack Bannon, Don Gilet, Alastair Mackenzie, Shona McHugh, Gray O’Brien, John Sessions, Murray Fraser, Oliver Greenall, Conor McCarry, Jim McMeekin, Euan Stamper, Anita Vettesse

 Diana: Seven Days (NR)

A new documentary takes a look at the seven days after Diana, Princess of Wales’ death, and interviews her close friends and family, looking at the effect it had on them and on the world. Starring Princess Diana, Prince William, Prince Harry Windsor, Charles Spencer, Tony Blair

 Diana: Seven Days That Shook The World (NR)

Follows the aftermath of the death of Princess Diana in 1997, when the British Royal Family nearly lost their place in the hearts of the nation. Starring James D’Arcy, Paul Burrell, Dickie Arbiter

Synopsis by IMDB.

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