By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features
Here are the Young Men (Drama)
“Here are the Young Men,” a timely coming-of-age Irish drama about social disobedience, debuts on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday June 29, from Well Go USA Entertainment.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Rob Doyle and featuring a cast of rising young stars, “Here are the Young Men” follows a group of disenfranchised Dublin teenagers who fall into a social vacuum of drinking, drugs and shocking acts of transgression after leaving school.
The drama is written and directed by Eoin Macken (“Cold,” “Dreaming of You”) and stars Dean-Charles Chapman (“1917,” “Game of Thrones”), Finn Cole (“Peaky Blinders,” “Slaughterhouse Rulez”), Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Queen’s Gambit,” “The New Mutants”), Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (“Vikings”), Travis Fimmel (“Vikings,” “Warcraft”) and Conleth Hill (“Game of Thrones”).
The “Here are the Young Men” Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $29.98 and the DVD will be available for $24.98 (SRP).
Queen of Spades (Thriller)
The supernatural teen thriller “Queen of Spades” arrives on Blu-ray Tuesday June, 29, from Dread.
According to legend, an ominous entity known as the Queen of Spades can be summoned by performing an ancient ritual. Those brave enough draw a door and a staircase on a mirror, in darkness, and say her name three times. What happens next must be experienced to be believed. Four teenagers decide to summon the Queen of Spades as a joke. But they could never imagine the horrors this innocent prank has condemned them and their loved ones to. The evil entity won’t stop until she gets their soul.
The film is directed and co-written by Patrick White and stars Ava Preston, Daniel Kash, Kaelen Ohm, Eric Osborne, Jamie Bloch, Nabil Rajo, Krista Marchand.
“Queen of Spades” also is playing now in select theaters and is available to purchase On Demand.
Wildcat (Action Thriller)
The action-packed thriller “Wildcat” arrives on DVD Tuesday June 29, from Paramount Home Entertainment.
An ambitious reporter (Georgina Campbell) stationed in the Middle East is taken captive after a militant group ambushes her convoy. Convinced that the young woman is hiding her true identity, they’ll stop at nothing to extract information crucial to the success of their upcoming terrorist attack. With time running out, she must find a way to survive and turn the tables on her assailants.
Written and directed by Jonathan W. Stokes, the film also stars Luke Benward, Ibrahim Renno, Mido Hamada, Ali Olomi, Maz Siam.
Acorn TV’s hit series “Bloodlands” arrives on DVD Tuesday June 29.
In this gripping Irish thriller from Jed Mercurio (“Line of Duty,” “Bodyguard”), veteran detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt, “The Hobbit” trilogy, “The Missing”) connects a criminal’s car pulled from the sea to a notorious series of disappearances—including his own wife’s 20 years earlier.
Brannick begins an obsessive campaign to unmask a possible assassin, code-named Goliath, in a case that evokes Northern Ireland’s dark past.
The two-disc DVD set is available for $34.99 (SRP).
The Murders (Mystery)
The Canadian mystery series, “The Murders,” will be available in a two-disc DVD set Tuesday June 29, from Sundance Now.
Jessica Lucas (“Gotham”) stars as Kate Jameson, a rookie detective, determined to make her mark on the homicide team. However, things go horribly awry when she breaks the first rule of policing: never leave your gun unattended. Haunted by her mistake, Kate seeks to make amends through every subsequent case, including that of a mysterious killer who seems particularly invested in her.
“The Murders” on DVD will be available for $34.99 (SRP).
Front Row Features is giving away a copy of the coming-of-age, social disobedience thrill ride “Here are the Young Men” on Blu-ray to three lucky readers. To enter the contest, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org by July 5 for your chance to win. Good luck!