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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, January 9 -- Monday, January 15

All DVD Releases

  • It

    photo for It Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare -- an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town's children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise. Based on the Stephen King novel. Vitals: Director: Andy Muschietti. Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, Jackson Robert Scott. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 135 min., Horror, Box office gross: $326.748 million, New Line/Warner. Extras: "Pennywise Lives! featurette with Bill Skarsgård and how he prepared to portray the primordial creature known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown; "The Losers’ Club" with the teenage stars; "Author of Fear" with Stephen King as he reveals the roots of his best-selling novel, the nature of childhood fear and how he created his most famous monster, Pennywise; deleted scenes. 3 stars


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  • The Foreigner

    photo for The Foreigner Jackie Chan stars as humble London businessman Quan, whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love -- his teenage daughter -- is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat- and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Pierce Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers. Vitals: Director: Martin Campbell. Stars: Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Katie Leung, Orla Brady, Charlie Murphy, Michael McElhatton. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 113 min., Thriller, Box office gross: $33.769 million, Universal. Extras: "The Making of The Foreigner," interviews, trailers. 3 stars

  • My Little Pony: The Movie

    photo for My Little Pony: The Movie Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity embark on an epic journey to save Ponyville from a dark force. Along the way, the Mane 6 meet new friends and face exciting challenges as they travel beyond Equestria to defeat the evil Storm King and his minion unicorn -- Tempest Shadow. Original music and songs performed by Sia, Taye Diggs, Zoe Saldana, Kristin Chenoweth and Emily Blunt. Vitals: Director: Jayson Thiessen. Stars: Voices of Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain.Cathy Weseluck, Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba, Zoe Saldana. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 99 min., Animated Family, Box office gross: $21.603 million, Lionsgate. Extras: Deleted scene, Equestria Girls short, “Baking with Pinkie Pie” featurette, “Making Magic With the Mane 6 and Their New Friends” featurette, “The Journey Beyond Equestria” featurette, “I’m the Friend You Need” music video (sung by Taye Diggs), “Hanazuki: Full of Treasures” featurette. 2


    Digital Releases

    January 8:

    Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Ninth Season: (DVD: March 6)

    January 9:

    The Departure: The second documentary by award-winning director Lana Wilson, a poetic and deeply moving film that contemplates death as a way of better understanding how we should live. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 9)

    Jigsaw: Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for 10 years.(DVD, Blu-ray release: January 23)

    Take My Nose ... Please: The acclaimed film, directed by the 89 year-old first time filmmaker Joan Kron (former editor at Allure Magazine for over 25 years and at New York Magazine), is a comedic point of view on women and plastic surgery. (Digital only)

    Thank You for Your Service: Follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 23)

    January 12:

    Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game: Paul Sorvino and the late, legendary screen actor Martin Landau, in his final on-screen role, star in this film about personal relationships through aging. (VOD only)

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    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) (Criterion)

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All DVD Releases

photo for Bad Day for the Cut Bad Day for the Cut (2017) Nigel O’Neill, Susan Lynch, Józef Pawlowsku, Stuart Graham, David Pearse, Brian Milligan, Anna Prochniak, Stella McCusker, Ian McElhinney. In this witty and ultra-violent thriller, a mild-mannered farmer sets off on a bloody quest for vengeance after his elderly mother is brutally murdered. As he tracks her killers through the criminal underworld of Belfast, he begins to realize that there was a darker side to his beloved mother -- and to himself. The film made its world debut in the Midnight section at the Sundance Film Festival. Formats: Blu-ray Disc, Digital. (Well Go USA).

Bullet Head (2017) Adrien Brody, Antonio Banderas, John Malkovich. After a heist gone tragically wrong, three career criminals find themselves trapped in a warehouse with the law closing in. But, inside the warehouse, a more dangerous threat awaits -- as the fugitives are plunged into a furious battle for their lives. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: "A Canine Point of View: Writing and Directing Bullet Head” featurette, “Career Criminals and Fighting Dogs: The Iconic Cast of Bullet Head” featurette, "Preparation and Performance: The Animal Actors of Bullet Head” featurette, “Hymns and Fanfare: The Score of Bullet Head” featurette, “Bullet Head: Proof of Concept” featurette. (Lionsgate).

Crazy Famous (2017) Gregory Lay, Richard Short, Ajay Naidu, Catherine Curtin. Bob is an average Joe whose obsession to be famous lands him in a mental hospital. When a patient claims Bin Laden is still alive, Bob escapes with a band of misfits in a last-ditch effort to get Bin Laden and the fame he so deeply desires. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Gravitas Ventures).

The Departure (2017) Documentary follows a former punk-turned-Buddhist-priest in Japan who has made a career out of counseling suicidal people. A 44-year old Tokyo native, Ittestsu Nemoto has dedicated his life to helping suicidal people find reasons to live. But this work has come increasingly at the cost of his own family and health, as he refuses to draw lines between those he counsels and himself. “The Departure” captures Nemoto at a crossroads, when his growing self-destructive tendencies lead him to confront the same question his patients ask him: what makes life worth living? As director Lana Wilson follows Nemoto, with complete access to his daily life, the film unfolds as Nemoto reaches a pivotal moment -- he must confront what’s perhaps most frightening of all – the meaning and value of his own life, and how he should be living it. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (FilmRise).

photo for The Foreigner The Foreigner (2017) Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Katie Leung, Orla Brady, Charlie Murphy, Michael McElhatton. A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Making of The Foreigner," interviews, trailers. (Universal).

Friend Request (2017) Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo, Brit Morgan, Liesl Ahlers. Laura (Debnam-Carey) is a popular college student who lives her college life to the fullest and gladly shares it with her 800 Facebook friends. But when she accepts a friend request from her mysterious classmate Marina (Ahlers), she unwittingly sets a terrible curse in motion. One after another, her closest friends die horrendous deaths, leaving Laura with only a few days to solve the enigma of this haunting curse to save the few friends she has left, as well as her own life. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital Extras: “Friend Request: The Social Nightmare” featurette. (Lionsgate).



It (2017) Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, Jackson Robert Scott. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. Based on the Stephen King novel. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Pennywise Lives! featurette with Bill Skarsgård and how he prepared to portray the primordial creature known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown; "The Losers’ Club" with the teenage stars; "Author of Fear" with Stephen King as he reveals the roots of his best-selling novel, the nature of childhood fear and how he created his most famous monster, Pennywise; deleted scenes. (New Line/Warner).

Jesus Meets The Gay Man (2017) A story of reconciliation, forgiveness and renewal wrapped in Monty Python-like sketches and a jazzy dance number, this mocumentary will have you see Jesus in a new light, while at the same time convincing you to work on your abs. Developed by looking at the questions of what Jesus would have said or done if He had met a gay person, the film aims to bridge the gap between Christians and the homosexual community, who have been at odds on this issue, with critical thinking and humor. In this age of so much information on the Bible and on the topic of homosexuality, can the LGBTQIA and the Christians find forgiveness? Formats: DVD, VOD. Extras: Deleted scenes, additional interview footage, more. (Breaking Glass Pictures).

photo for Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Marton Csokas, Tony Goldwyn, Ike Barinholtz, Josh Lucas, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Brian D'Arcy James, Maika Monroe, Michael C. Hall, Bruce Greenwood, Noah Wyle, Eddie Marsan. Tells the story of “Deep Throat,” the G-Man who leaked information to journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to uncover the Watergate scandal and bring down the president. The true identity of the secret informant remained a mystery and source of much public curiosity and speculation for more than 30 years. That is until, in 2005, special agent Mark Felt shockingly revealed himself as the tipster. This unbelievable true story chronicles the personal and professional life of the brilliant and uncompromising Felt, who risked and ultimately sacrificed everything -- his family, his career, his freedom -- in the name of justice. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted & extended scenes, “The Secrets of Making Mark Felt” featurette, commentary withdirector Peter Landesman. (Sony).

photo for Marshall Marshall (2017) Chadwick Boseman, Sterling K. Brown, Kate Hudson, Josh Gad. Based on the incredible true story of future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and one of the landmark cases of his life. It follows the young lawyer (Boseman) to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur (Brown) charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of his white socialite employer (Hudson). Muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall partners with a courageous young Jewish lawyer (Gad) and together they mount the defense in an environment of racism and anti-Semitism. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (Universal).

My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) Voices of Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain.Cathy Weseluck, Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba, Zoe Saldana. After a dark force conquers Canterlot, the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their homeland. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scene, Equestria Girls short, “Baking with Pinkie Pie” featurette, “Making Magic With the Mane 6 and Their New Friends” featurette, “The Journey Beyond Equestria” featurette, “I’m the Friend You Need” music video (sung by Taye Diggs), “Hanazuki: Full of Treasures” featurette. (Lionsgate).

November Criminals (2017) Chloë Grace Moretz, Ansel Elgort, Jared Kemp, Catherine Keener, David Strathairn. College bound friends, Phoebe (Moretz) and Addison (Elgort) find themselves falling for one another. After the mysterious murder of their friend and classmate Kevin Broadus (Kemp), they defy the authorities and put themselves at risk to uncover the truth from the lies and rumors. Inspired by Sam Munson’s 2010 novel. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: “Taking Care -- Making November Criminals” featurette. (Sony).

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Second Season (1968-69) The latest installment of TV's legendary, star-studded, pop culture variety show. Six-disc set features 26 complete, remastered episodes from the iconic and groundbreaking Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series. Guest stars include Mel Brooks, Johnny Carson, Sammy Davis Jr., Kirk Douglas, Hugh Hefner, Jack Lemmon, Liberace, Bob photo for Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Second SeasonNewhart, Richard Nixon, Don Rickles and many more. When, in 1968, presidential nominee Richard Nixon rhetorically queried "Sock it to me?" on "Laugh-In," it helped to elevate him to the White House and was named by Time Magazine as one of the "Top 10 Presidential Pop Culture Moments." That's just one of the many unforgettable pop culture highlights in a transformative season full of them. The '60s gave us "in-crowds," "be-ins" and "love-ins," and starting in 1968, the happening place for free-form comedy was "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," broadcast from beautiful downtown Burbank. Straight man Dan Rowan and wisecracking co-host Dick Martin led a gaggle of goofballs including Goldie Hawn, Judy Carne, Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, Henry Gibson, Gary Owens, Jo Anne Worley and Alan Sues through a rapid-fire assault of one-liners, skits, bits and non sequiturs that left viewers in hysterics and disbelief. This set includes such classic, long-running features as "Sock It to Me," "Cocktail Party," "The Fickle Finger of Fate" and "Gladys and Tyrone,"; lighthearted salutes to higher education, machines, pollution, dancing class, police, the telephone company, the post office, and Raquel Welch; Pigmeat Markham, reclaiming his "Here Comes the Judge" routine, dispensing justice with a large rubber gavel to the noggin; Tiny Tim singing and exploring Burbank and more. Formats: DVD. Extras: Dick Martin interview, Gary Owens interview, Ruth Buzzi interview. (Time Life).


Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2018) Super sleuths Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma join forces with the world’s greatest detective, Batman, when they discover that villains from both of their respective rogues’ galleries have also combined efforts to terrorize the city. With Scooby snacks in tow, the crime-fighting teams encounter classic Batman foes (Joker, Catwoman, Riddler, Penguin, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn) and allies (The Question, Aquaman, Plastic Man, Martian Manhunter) along with a bevy of fiends from Scooby-Doo lore (Spooky Space Kook, Gentleman Ghost, Miner 49er, Ghost Clown). Avid Scooby-Doo fans know this isn’t the first time the Caped Crusader has partnered with Mystery Incorporated. Forty-five years ago, Batman (and Robin) were the featured guest stars in a pair of "The New Scooby-Doo Movies." Premiering in 1972, the renowned detectives worked to solve crimes together in the hour-long television movies entitled "The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair" and "The Caped Crusader Caper." Formats: DVD, Digital. (Warner).

68 Kill (2017) Matthew Gray Gubler, AnnaLynne McCord. It started with a couple dead bodies and $68,000 in stolen cash. Chip Taylor's girlfriend Liza had the perfect plan to rip off her rich sugar daddy. It should have been an easy in and out kind of deal. Nobody would get hurt and they would come out of it with enough loot to solve their problems. But things started going wrong as soon as they were inside the rich man's house, and for Chip it was only the beginning of the longest, most terrifying ride of his life. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (IFC Midnight/Scream Factory).

So B. It (2016) Talitha Bateman, Alfre Woodard, John Heard, Jessica Collins, Jacinda Barrett, Dash Mihok, Cloris Leachman, Michael Arden. A young girl named Heidi, who lives with her mentally disabled mother, travels solo across the country to find out about her and her mother's past. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes and interview footage from the cast and filmmakers. (Good Deed Entertainment/Cinedigm).

photo for The Teacher The Teacher (2016 -- Czech Republic) Zuzana Mauréry, Eva Bandor, Peter Bebjak, Monika Certezn, Tamara Fischer. In a middle school classroom in Bratislava in 1983, a new teacher, Maria Drazdechova (Maurery), asks each student to stand up, introduce themselves and tell her what their parents do for a living. It slowly becomes clear that perhaps the pupils' grades are related to how willing their guardians are open to helping her out with her errands, her housecleaning, and other random services. After one of the students attempts suicide, however, the director of the school has no choice but to call for an emergency parents' meeting to remove the teacher, but because Ms. Drazdechova is also a high-ranking official of the Communist Party, parents are hesitant to sign a petition to transfer her out. In a classroom behind the Iron Curtain, the future of all the families are at stake, as each family must wrestle with standing up for what they believe in or silently keeping the status quo. Formats: DVD. (Film Movement).

The Tiger Hunter (2016) Danny Pudi, Karen David, Jon Heder, Rizwan Manji, Sam Page, Parvesh Cheena, Kevin Pollak. Sami Malik is a young Indian man who travels to 1970s America to become an engineer in order to impress his childhood crush and live up to the legacy of his father -- a legendary tiger hunter back home. When Sami's job falls through, he takes a low-end job and joins with a gang of oddball friends in hopes of convincing his childhood sweetheart that he's far more successful than he truly is -- or perhaps ever could be. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: “Not Just an Immigrant Story: The Making of The Tiger Hunter” feaurette, original theatrical trailer. (Shout! Factory).

Woodpeckers (2017 -- Dominican Republic) Nominated for Sundance Grand Jury Prize World Cinema, the film follows inmate Julián who finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic’s Najayo Prison. His romance with prisoner Yanelly must develop from behind the bars of the men’s prison as he uses “woodpecking” (sign language) to talk to the female inmates without the knowledge of the guards and keeping his secret from his cellmates. Formats: DVD. Extras: Trailers. (Strand Releasing).

photo for Young Mr. Lincoln Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) Few American historical figures are as revered as Abraham Lincoln, and few director-star collaborations embody classic Hollywood cinema as beautifully as the one between John Ford and Henry Fonda. This film, their first together, was Ford’s equally poetic and significant follow-up to the groundbreaking western "Stagecoach," and in it, Fonda gives one of the finest performances of his career, as the young president-to-be as a novice lawyer, struggling with an incendiary murder case. Photographed in gorgeous black and white by Ford’s frequent collaborator Bert Glennon, "Young Mr. Lincoln" is a compassionate and assured work and an indelible piece of Americana. On DVD and Blu-ray, with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary featuring film scholar Joseph McBride ("Searching for John Ford: A Life"); "Omnibus: John Ford, Part One": director Lindsay Anderson’s profile of the life and work of director John Ford before World War II; talk show appearance by actor Henry Fonda from 1975; audio interviews from the seventies with Ford and Fonda, conducted by the filmmaker’s grandson Dan Ford; Academy Award radio dramatization of the film; an essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien and an homage to Ford by filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. (The Criterion Collection).


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