It’s officially the second month of 2018, otherwise known as February. That usually signals several things, for our purposes here this firmly means that we have a new DVD line-up on offer. Complete with a touch of romance, comedy and thrillers, here’s Ster Kinekor’s February line up:
VOICE FROM THE STONE
Verena is a young nurse hired to help a mute young heir within an isolated castle in Tuscany. The more she observes the boy, the more Verena becomes convinced he has fallen under the spell of a powerful and otherworldly persona trapped in the castle’s stone walls, one that seems to be quickly approaching on her.
Running Time: 87 Mins
BOO TWO: A MADEA HALLOWEEN
Madea, Bam, and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the boogeyman are unleashed.
Running Time: 101 Mins
White-collar business professional, happily married accidentally commits a crime. Sentenced to prison time, he must adjust and learn the ways of prison life. Throughout this, he struggles to do what’s best for his family on the outside. The choices he makes in prison will have major repercussions, both to himself and his family, if he makes the wrong one.
Running Time: 115 Mins
THE WHALE CALLER
Based on the novel by renowned South African author, Zakes Mda. When the tourists at the seaside village of Hermanus have gone home, the Whale Caller lingers to woo a whale he has named Sharisha with cries from a kelp horn. When Sharisha fails to appear for weeks, the whale caller frets like a jealous lover, oblivious to the fact that the town drunk, Saluni, an attractive woman wearing a silk dress, is infatuated with him. The two misfits eventually fall in love.
Running Time: 97 Mins
Drone pilot and family man Neil (Sean Bean) has spent his career conducting deadly, covert missions overseas all from the comfort of his suburban hometown. When an enigmatic businessman from Pakistan (Patrick Sabongui) shows up at his home seeking revenge, Neil must confront the consequences of his actions.
Running Time: 90 Mins
Certain Women drops us into a handful of intersecting lives across Montana. A lawyer (Laura Dern) tries to defuse a hostage situation and calm her disgruntled client (Jared Harris), who feels slighted by a workers’ compensation settlement. A married couple (Michelle Williams and James Le Gros) breaks ground on a new home but exposes marital fissures when they try to persuade an elderly man to sell his stockpile of sandstone. A ranch hand (Lily Gladstone) forms an attachment to a young lawyer (Kristen Stewart), who inadvertently finds herself teaching a twice-weekly adult education class, four hours from her home.
Running Time: 102 Mins
KIM EM ALL
After a massive shootout, a mysterious stranger (Van Damme) arrives at a local hospital on the brink of death. Then, a foreign gang brazenly comes to the hospital to hunt him down. His nurse, the sole surviving witness to the follow-up shootout, must face an FBI interrogation that unlocks a plot of international intrigue and revenge. With enough twists and turns, KILL’EM ALL will keep you guessing until the final bullet is fired.
Running Time: 83 Mins
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Running Time: 163 Mins
THE BIG SICK
Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani), in the middle of becoming a budding stand-up comedian, meets Emily (Zoe Kazan). Meanwhile, a sudden illness sets in forcing Emily to be put into a medically-induced coma. Kumail must navigate being a comedian, dealing with tragic illness, and placating his family’s desire to let them fix him up with a spouse, while contemplating and figuring out who he really is and what he truly believes.
Genre: : Romance/Comedy
Running Time: 115 Mins
When Nicole meets Father Anton (Corneliu Ulici) more and more inexplicable events occur. The pair begin to believe that the priest lost the battle with a demon.
Running Time: 86 Mins
In 17th Century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl Sophia (Alicia Vikander) is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant Cornelis Sandvoort (Christoph Waltz) – an unhappy “arrangement” that saves her from poverty. After her husband commissions a portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter Jan Van Loos (Dane DeHaan), a struggling young artist. Seeking to escape the merchant’s ever-reaching grasp, the lovers risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip bulb market, with the hope that the right bulb will make a fortune and buy their freedom.
Running Time: 107 Mins
THE LAST WORD
Harriet (Shirley MacLaine) is a successful, retired businesswoman who wants to control everything around her until the bitter end. To make sure her life story is told her way, she pays off her local newspaper to have her obituary written in advance under her watchful eye. But Anne (Amanda Seyfried), the young journalist assigned to the task, refuses to follow the script and instead insists on finding out the true facts about Harriett’s life, resulting in a life-altering friendship.
Running Time: 103 Mins
A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents passing, and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped, and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her.
Running Time: 86 Mins
A great selection full of variety and intrigue. With all these in play you can’t possibly find yourself being bored.