New This Week on DVD, May 17, 2022

 Licorice Pizza (R)

The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and going through the treacherous navigation of first love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Starring Will Angarola, Griff Giacchino, James Kelley 

 Sundown (R)

Neil and Alice Bennett are the core of a wealthy family on vacation in Mexico until a distant emergency cuts their trip short. When one relative disrupts the family’s tight-knit order, simmering tensions rise to the fore. Starring Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Iazua Larios 

 Nova: Augmented (TV-14)

An inventor of bionic limbs, Hugh Herr, works with an injured climber and a surgeon to test a new amputation technique that allows prosthetic limbs to move and feel like the real thing. Starring Jim Ewing, Hugh Herr, Cathy King

 Masterpiece: Ridley Road (NR)

When Vivien Epstein follows her lover into danger and he is caught between life and death, Vivien finds herself going undercover with the fascists, not only for him but for the sake of her country. Starring Agnes O’Casey, Rory Kinnear, Henry Wilton-Hunt

 American Experience: Flood in the Desert (TV-G)

Flood in the Desert tells the dramatic story of the March 1928 collapse of the St. Francis Dam and its aftermath, which was the second deadliest disaster in California history. The resulting flood killed over 400 people, destroyed millions of dollars of property, and washed away the reputation of one of the most celebrated men in Southern California, William Mulholland. A self-taught engineer, Mulholland had ensured Los Angeles’ remarkable growth by building a cement aqueduct that piped water from the Owens Valley across the Mojave Desert and into the arid city, 233 miles away. He had good intentions, but the bursting of his St. Francis Dam, the city’s largest single reservoir, was a colossal engineering and human failure. Starring Andre Braugher

 The Last Kingdom: Season Five (TV-14)

As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred–born a Saxon but raised by Vikings–seeks to claim his ancestral birthright. Starring Alexander Dreymon, Eliza Butterworth, Arnas Fedaravicius

 Sprinter Galore: Season Two (NR)

Magnus lives with his parents in a typical Danish home. He loves superheroes and one evening he sees something mysterious crash in his back yard. It is the alien Sprinter Galore. Sprinters spaceship is broken, and it will take some time for Magnus’ father to fix. So, Sprinter has to stay on earth until then. It will be a visit that teaches both Sprinter and the family about life on earth. Starring Laura Bach, Magnus Bruun, Noah Baden Henriksen

 Slasher: Flesh & Blood – Season One (NR)

An anthology series featuring rampaging serial killers leaving carnage in their wake as their next victims fight to stay alive. Starring Christopher Jacot, Paula Brancati, Joanne Vannicola 

 BMF: Season One (TV-MA)

Two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980’s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in the country. Starring Russell Hornsby, Da’Vinchi, Michole Briana White 

 Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman: Season One (NR)

Take a look back at the biggest jailbreaks from some of the most notorious prisons in the world. Starring Morgan Freeman, Andrew Patrick Nelson, Jeff Dumas 

 Panama (R)

An ex-marine is hired by a defense contractor to travel to Panama to complete an arms deal. In the process he becomes involved with the U.S. invasion of Panama and learns an important lesson about the true nature of political power. Starring Cole Hauser, Mel Gibson, Charlie Weber 

Synopsis by IMDB. 

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