New This Week on DVD, October 2, 2018

 The First Purge (R)

This horror/action-adventure film from director Gerard McMurray serves as a prequel that recounts events that led up to the first Purge event. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. Starring Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade

 Sicario: Day of the Soldado (R)

In this adventure/drama, FBI agent Matt Graver  enlists a mysterious operative to help investigate a Mexican drug cartel that has been smuggling terrorists into the U.S. Things escalate when the daughter of a top kingpin is abducted, forcing Graver and his partner to re-evaluate their mission. Starring Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner

 Three Identical Strangers (PG-13)

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they’re triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why. Starring Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman

 Leave No Trace (PG)

A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever. Starring Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard

 The Catcher was a Spy (R)

A major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services. Starring Connie Nielsen, Jeff Daniels, Paul Rudd

 The King (R)

Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, a musical road trip across America in his 1963 Rolls Royce explores how a country boy lost his authenticity and became a king while his country lost her democracy and became an empire. Starring Alec Baldwin, Tony Brown, James Carville

 Breath (NR)

Based on Tim Winton’s award-winning and international bestselling novel set in mid-70s coastal Australia. Two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives. Starring  Elizabeth Debicki, Simon Baker, Richard Roxburgh

 Wonders of Mexico (NR)

Traveling south along Mexico’s mountain spine, exploring tropical forests of the Maya, the deserts of northern Mexico and the wildlife and culture found there. Starring  Anthony Mendez

 Octonauts: Season 2 (TV-Y)

An intrepid band of explorers roam the oceans in search of adventure and fun. Led by a valiant polar bear and a daredevil kitten, these eight talented critters are always ready to embark on an exciting new mission. Starring  Ross Breen, Keith Wickham, Jo Wyatt

 The Originals: The Complete Fifth Season (TV-14)

A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong. Starring Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Charles Michael Davis

 Good Witch: Season 4 (TV-14)

“Good Witch” will take viewers on a new magical journey with Cassie Nightingale and her daughter Grace. When Dr. Sam Radford moves in next door to Grey House with his son, they are charmed by the ‘magical’ mother-daughter duo. Starring  Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison, Catherine Disher

 The 12th Man (NR)

They were 12 saboteurs. The Nazis killed 11 of them. This is the true story of the one who got away… Starring Thomas Gullestad, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Marie Blokhus

 Engaging Father Christmas (TV-G)

Miranda is flying back to Vermont from her home in Seattle to reconnect with her family over the holidays — and to see Ian, a local handyman she fell in love with on her last trip to the Green Mountain State. But when changing planes in Boston, Miranda runs into old boyfriend Josh who chases her to Vermont, where Miranda learns of an old family secret that could destroy her family. Can Miranda keep her family — and her love for Ian — together and intact, or will she forever lose her chance at a beautiful winter wedding? Starring Erin Krakow, Niall Matter, Wendie Malick

 Karen Kingsbury’s Maggie’s Christmas Miracle (TV-G)

Maggie, a single mom has to balance between her career and her son, Jordan. Jordan finds a tutor named Casey to help him at school, and Casey becomes like a father figure. Will the three of them find happiness and love once again? Starring Jill Wagner, Luke Macfarlane, Lauren Guci

 Bramble House Christmas (NR)

Finn Conrad becomes suspicious as to why his father left a nurse, named Willa $100,000, and goes undercover to investigate. When she discovers his true identity, will it keep her from ever trusting him again? Starring Autumn Reeser, David Haydn-Jones, Liam Hughes

 Christmas at Holly Lodge (NR)

Sophie Bennett, the owner, tries to convince a developer that the lodge would be a bad investment. Starring Alison Sweeney, Jordan Bridges, Sheryl Lee Ralph

 Christmas Next Door (NR)

Eric Randall, a famous author who writes about how to stay a bachelor is forced to look after his niece and nephew over the holidays and, with the help of his Christmas-loving neighbor, April Stewart, he learns to find love and the Christmas spirit. Starring Jesse Metcalfe, Fiona Gubelmann, Brittany Bristow

 Debbie Macomber’s Dashing Through the Snow (NR)

Stranded at an airport at Christmastime, Ashley Harrison accepts a ride from Dash Sutherland, who has just rented the last car in town. As the pair heads north, their adventures include car trouble, adopting a puppy and being secretly tailed by federal agents, who believe Ashley is up to no good. With a hint of romance gradually filling the air will these two fall in love or will their journey bring about an unexpected road bump to romance? Starring Meghan Ory, Andrew W. Walker, Aaron Craven

 Barry: The Complete First Season (TV-MA)

A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city’s theatre arts scene. Starring Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg

 Mr. Rogers: It’s You I Like (NR)

Cast members and several Guest Celebrities from the groundbreaking series share their personal perspectives and insights, that pay tribute to television’s longest-running children’s series, Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Starring Judd Apatow, Joyce DiDonato, The Empire Brass Quintet

 Shetland: Season Four (TV-14)

DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crimes within the close knit island community of Shetland. Starring Douglas Henshall, Alison O’Donnell, Steven Robertson

 The Resident: Season One (TV-14)

It centers on an idealistic young doctor who begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern day medicine. Lives may be saved or lost, but expectations will always be shattered. Starring Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp, Manish Dayal

 Vikings: Season 5, Volume 1 (TV-MA)

Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore – and raid – the distant shores across the ocean. Starring Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig

Synopsis by IMDB.

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