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three to see; WATCH AT HOME Missed it at the cinema or on TV? We round up the best streaming and DVD releases of the week.

A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN (18) ..... BRITISH boxer Billy Moore (Joe Cole) is handed a three-year prison sentence for drug possession while he is on holiday in Thailand. In prison, Billy's fighting skills cannot protect him from the threat of night-time stabbings and brutal sexual assaults perpetrated by inmates. Billy realises that the men who fight in Muay Thai boxing tournaments are given special privileges by the governor. He puts himself forward and sparks a romance with a transgender inmate (Pornachanok Mabklang). Based on Moore's memoir of the same title, this is a distressing portrait of crime, punishment and machismo. | Download/stream now, and available from September 24 on DVD/Blu-ray.

BOOK CLUB (12) ... .. FROTHY rom-com. Best friends Diane (Diane Keaton), Vivian (Jane Fonda), Sharon (Candice Bergen) and Carol (Mary Steenburgen) reunite each month to discuss a book chosen by one member of the coterie. Vivian introduces her pals to E. L. James's erotic thriller Fifty Shades Of Grey. As a result, Carol seeks new ways to reinvigorate her marriage to Bruce (Craig T. Nelson) while Sharon signs up for internet dating and matches with accountant George (Richard Dreyfuss). Vivian meets up with old flame Arthur (Don Johnson) and recently widowed Diane is swept off her feet by airline captain Mitchell (Andy Garcia). | Download/stream from September 24 and available from October 8 on DVD/Blu-ray.

homeland - the complete seventh season (15) ..... IN THE latest series of the Emmy award-winning drama, intelligence officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is determined to devote more time to raising her daughter Franny so she moves to Washington D.C. to live with her sister Maggie (Amy Hargreaves). Despite her best efforts to avoid the dark shadow cast by the White House, Carrie clashes with US President Elizabeth Keane (Elizabeth Marvel), vowing to secure the freedom of intelligence operatives who have been targeted by the administration. Carrie's former mentor Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) meanwhile takes on his new role as National Security Advisor. | Download/stream now, and available from September 24 on DVD/Blu-ray.


Joe Cole as Billy Moore

Diane Keaton as Diane

Claire Danes as Carrie

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 21, 2018
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