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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, March 27 -- Monday, April 2

All DVD Releases

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    photo for Star Wars: The Last Jedi Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy. The next action-packed chapter of the Star Wars saga welcomes the return of original characters, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Yoda, R2-D2 and C-3PO and further explores the deepening journey of the story's new members, Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren Vitals: Director: Rian Johnson. Stars: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Frank Oz, Benicio Del Toro. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 152 min., Sci-Fi Action, Box office gross: $619.194 million, Disney. Extras: "The Director and the Jedi" featurette, "Balance of the Force" featurette, three scene breakdowns, "Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only)" featurette, deleted scenes, commentary with writer-director Rian Johnson. 4 stars


    This Week's Digital Releases

    March 26:

    Notes From the Field: Tony-nominated actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith brings attention to America’s failed justice system in the compelling HBO Film. (Digital only)

    March 27:

    All the Money in the World: Follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 10)

    Molly's Game: The true story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 10)

    Paddington 2: While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 24)

    Phantom Thread: Daniel Day-Lewis earns his sixth Academy Award nomination as Reynolds Woodcock, a fastidious and controlling fashion designer whose glamorous and carefully tailored life is disrupted by love. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 10)

    Proud Mary: A hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston has her life completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses during a professional hit. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 10)

    Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay: Amanda Waller sends her band of misfit DC Super-Villains on an all-new, action-packed secret mission. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 10)

    March 30:

    The Crossbreed: A woman carrying twins finds that her pregnancy is linked to an evil birth, a demonic possession, that took over a village a long time ago. (DVD release: Day & date)

    Love After Love: Following the death of their father, two sons deal with the trials of their own lives while watching their mother explore new beginnings of her own. (VOD)

    March 31:

    Operation Odessa: From the director and producers of "The Seven Five" comes this true crime documentary about a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy and a Cuban spy who sold a Soviet submarine to a Colombian drug cartel for $35 million. A mid-’90s gangster epic that hopscotches from Brooklyn to Miami and Cali to Moscow, the film tells the true story of three friends who set out to hustle the Russian mob, the Cali cartel and the DEA for the score of a lifetime. (Showtime)

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    Blu-ray Debuts

  • King of Jazz (1930) (Criterion)
  • Women in Love (1969) (Criterion)

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All DVD Releases

Acts of Violence (2018) Cole Hauser, Ashton Holmes, Shawn Ashmore, Bruce Willis, Sophia Bush, Mike Epps. When his fiancée is kidnapped by human traffickers, Roman and his ex-military brothers team up with Detective Avery to take down both the syndicate and the corrupt bureaucracy that's been protecting it. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Director's commentary, "Making Acts of Violence" featurette, cast and crew interviews. (Lionsgate).

The Americans Season 5 (2017) Four-disc set with all 13 episodes. Danger, disillusionment and betrayal reach an all-time high in the suspense-laden fifth season. KGB agents Philip and Elizabeth Jennings' (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell) unwavering dedication to their work comes at even more of a personal cost than before. And as Paige (Holly Taylor) is drawn deeper into the reality of her parents' secret job, she realizes she will never have a normal life. Meanwhile, as Cold War tensions continue to escalate, Philip and Elizabeth are suspicious of Stan's (Noah Emmerich) new romance, and they become more acutely aware of the vast disparity between American abundance and Russian scarcity. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel. (Fox).

The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 4 (2017) All four episodes of the hit New Zealand detective series. After transferring from a big city to the small town of Brokenwood, Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd (Neil Rea) continues to settle into country life working with his assistant, Detective Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland). Despite the growing accord between the mismatched pair, all is not well in Brokenwood, where passions simmering beneath the sleepy surface regularly erupt into gruesome crimes. Shepherd and his team contend with the death of a skydiver whose parachute was tampered with, the killing of the eccentric owner of a Victorian reenactment village, farmers feuding over the rights to honey bees, and a nursing home full of suspects with dementia. Formats: 4-DVD set, two-disc Blu-ray set. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Acorn Media).

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: We're not in Kansas Anymore Season One Volume One (2017) Single disc with all 10 episodes. Centers on the animated adventures of Dorothy after she and her friends defeat the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy is now responsible for reining in the chaos and tracking down whichever magical person, place or thing has caused mischief in Oz, and putting a stop to it. It's no easy task however, not even for a plucky Kansas farm girl turned royal princess. With her good friends at her side, including Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion (whose newly found courage is often still fleeting), Dorothy takes on her new role with great determination. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Warner).

The Executioners (2017) Jemma Dallender, Natalie Burn, Rachel Rosenstein, Justin Fischer. When four friends go on a retreat to a secluded lakeside cabin, they soon realize they're not alone. Masked intruders try to take them hostage, but as they fight back, the friends get a taste for something more than the will to survive. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).

photo for King of Jazz King of Jazz (1930) Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader Paul Whiteman, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film drew from Broadway variety shows of the time to present a spectacular array of sketches, performances by such acts as the Rhythm Boys (featuring a young Bing Crosby), and orchestral numbers overseen by Whiteman himself (including a larger-than-life rendition of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue") -- all lavishly staged by veteran theater director John Murray Anderson and beautifully shot in early Technicolor. Long available only in incomplete form, "King of Jazz" appears here newly restored to its original glory, offering a fascinating snapshot of the way mainstream American popular culture viewed itself at the dawn of the 1930s. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 4K digital restoration by Universal Pictures, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary featuring jazz and film critic Gary Giddins, music and cultural critic Gene Seymour, and musician and bandleader Vince Giordano; new introduction by Giddins; new interview with musician and pianist Michael Feinstein; four new video essays by authors and archivists James Layton and David Pierce on the development and making of "King of Jazz"; deleted scenes and alternate opening-title sequence; "All Americans," a 1929 short film featuring a version of the "Melting Pot" number that was restaged for the finale of "King of Jazz"; "I Know Everybody and Everybody's Racket," a 1933 short film featuring Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra; two Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons from 1930, featuring music and animation from "King of Jazz." (The Criterion Collection).

Last Men in Aleppo (2017 -- Syria) Academy Awards nominee for Best Documentary Feature and winner of the Grand Jury documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad's breathtaking work -- a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage -- follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization consisting of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives. Incorporating moments of both heart-pounding suspense and improbable beauty, the documentary draws us into the lives of three of its founders Khaled, Subhi, and Mahmoud, as they grapple with the chaos around them and struggle with an ever-present dilemma: do they flee or stay and fight for their country as -- after five years of war in Syria -- Aleppo's remaining residents prepare themselves for a siege. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "One Day in Aleppo" (2017), a short documentary. (Grasshopper Film).

The Last Movie Star (2017) Burt Reynolds, Chevy Chase, Ariel Winter, Clark Duke, Ellar Coltrane. Vic Edwards (Reynolds) was the biggest star in Hollywood, a college football legend turned stunt double turned leading man. Now in his eighties, he's convinced by an old friend (Chase) to accept an invitation to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at a two-bit film festival in Nashville. The trip launches him on both a hilarious fish-out-of-water adventure and an unexpectedly poignant journey into his past. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, “The Best Is Yet to Come: Adam Rifkin of The Last Movie Star” featurette, commentary with director Adam Rifkin. (Lionsgate).

Legion (2017) Eight episodes, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz. Series follows the story of David Haller, a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of mental hospitals for years. Institutionalized once again, David spends his time with his chatterbox friend Lenny, a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. But a startling encounter with a new patient forces David to confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real. A haunted man, David escapes from the hospital and with the help of a nurturing but demanding therapist and her team of specialists' unconventional methods, David embarks on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery that leads to a new world of possibilities ... and a new level of unexpected danger. Formats: Three-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Fractured Reality: A Different Kind of Hero," seven behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Fox).

photo for The Man From Earth: Holocene The Man From Earth: Holocene (2017) David Lee Smith, William Kat, Vanessa William, Michael Dorn, Sterling Knight, Akemi Look, Brittany Curran, Carlos Knight. John Oldman, the immortal 14,000 year-old "Man from Earth," is now comfortably hiding in plain sight as a college professor in Northern California. His existence comes crashing down when four students discover his deepest secret, putting his life in grave danger and potentially shaking mankind to its very soul. From director Richard Schenkman, the sequel to the smash cult hit "Jerome Bixby's The Man From Earth" stars David Lee Smith and William Kat reprising their roles from the original film Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Commentary with writer-director Richard Schenkman and producer Eric D. Wilkinson; behind-the-scenes documentary featuring cast and crew; behind-the-original-score featurette; "Dances With Films World Premiere: Red Carpet" interview with Schenkman; "Dances With Films World Premiere: Cast & Crew Q&A"; deleted/extended scenes (with optional director commentary); "Matt Douglas Primal Kickboxing Instructional" video; original theatrical posters/character posters gallery; original teaser trailer and theatrical trailer. (MVD Visual).

Mr. Robot: Season Three (2017) Three-disc set with 10 episodes of the series that follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who, along with Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) and an anarchistic group called fsociety, starts a revolution to change the world. Picking up immediately following the Season 2 cliffhanger, Season 3 explores each character's motivations and the disintegration between Elliot and Mr. Robot. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel. (Universal).

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: It’s A Beautiful Day Collection Four-disc collection with 32 memorable episodes celebrates the 50th anniversary of the beloved "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood," the pioneering children’s television series from The Fred Rogers Company. Formats: DVD, Digital. (PBS Kids).

Nicholas on Holiday (2014 -- France) Mathéo Boisselier, Valérie Lemercier, Kad Merad. Adapted from Jean-Jacques Sempé (cartoonist for The New Yorker) and René Goscinny’s (creator of "Asterix") “Little Nicholas” children’s book series, the film follows the adventures of Nicholas and his new friends on vacation at the sea at the Beau-Rivage Hotel. There’s Ben, who isn’t on holiday because he lives there, Freddy, who eats anything, Jocky, who talks funny because he’s English, Crispin the constant crybaby, and Christopher, who always wants to be right .Formats: DVD, VOD. (Icarus Films).

photo for Peyton Place: Part Three Peyton Place: Part Three (1964-65) Five-disc set with 33 episodes. Look past the innocent façade of small-town life and discover the shocking truth. A ratings sensation for ABC, "Peyton Place" -- already a successful 1956 novel and 1957 film -- made its way to network television in 1964. A prime-time soap opera whose influence can be seen in later beloved programs such as "Dallas," "Knots Landing," and "Twin Peaks," "Peyton Place" examined the complex web of scandals, schemes, and sex in a New England town. Featuring Dorothy Malone, Mia Farrow, and Ryan O'Neal. Fans of the series will find this collection of episodes as deliciously addictive now as they were in their original airing. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).

Sacha Guitry: Four Films 1936-1938 Limited Edition This impressive set brings together a quartet of 1930s features by Sacha Guitry (1885-1957, the celebrated French filmmaker, playwright and actor of the stage and screen, each based on his earlier works. "Indiscretions (Le Nouveau testament)" follows a holier-than-though physician who is scuppered by his own hypocrisy. "My photo for Sacha Guitry: Four Films 1936-1938 Limited EditionFather Was Right (Mon pare avait raison)" tells of a man who, after being left by his wife for another man, raises his son to be wary of women. "Let's Dream (Faisons un reve...)" is another story of mistrust, between husband, wife and lovers. And the history of one of France's most famous streets is retold in "Up the Champs-Élysées (Remontons les Champs-Élysées)", featuring multiple performances from Guitry himself. Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this set presents some of Guitry's earliest and most enjoyable works. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, with uncompressed LPCM on the Blu-ray. Extras: Two French television documentaries: "Cinéastes de notre temps: Sacha Guitry (1965)" and "Thèmes et variations du cinéma: Guitry" (1967); an interview with Guitry from the 1959 television series "Magazine du théâtre"; 60-page limited edition book featuring new writing on the films. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline photo for Star Wars: The Last JediChristie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Frank Oz, Benicio Del Toro. The next action-packed chapter of the Star Wars saga welcomes the return of original characters, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Yoda, R2-D2 and C-3PO and further explores the deepening journey of the story's new members, Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray/Combo, VOD, Digital, Movies Anywhere. Extras: "The Director and the Jedi" featurette, "Balance of the Force" featurette, three scene breakdowns, "Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only)" featurette, deleted scenes, commentary with writer-director Rian Johnson. (Disney).

The Thousand Faces of Dunjia (2017 -- Hong Kong) Chengpeng Dong, Ni Ni, Arif Rahman, Dongyu Zhou, Wu Bai. With "The Thousand Faces Of Dunjia," legendary director Yuen Wo Ping and writer-producer Tsui Hark breathe new life into the wuxia photo for The Thousand Faces of Dunjiagenre, weaving together fantasy, humor, and breathtaking martial arts action. Dao, a naïve young constable, discovers a secret society with supernatural abilities that has protected mankind for centuries. As he's drawn into a power struggle within their ranks, they learn that an ancient creature with the power to destroy the world is rising -- and it will take all of their powers combined to stop it. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Making-of featurette, trailer. (Well Go USA).

Who Killed Tupac? (2016) One of the biggest stars in rap history continues to inspire those around him, even after his death. This six-hour limited series focuses on the investigation into one of the most infamous unsolved crimes in music history: the death of prolific and influential rapper and actor Tupac Shakur. Each installment includes aspects from the legendary artist’s life, and follows famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he conducts a full-scale, intensive investigation into key theories behind Tupac’s murder. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).

photo for Women in Love Women in Love (1969) With this film, the audacious Ken Russell vaulted onto the international stage, drawing on the psychosexual radicalism of D. H. Lawrence's classic novel to shatter taboos in his own time. Set in an English mining community on the crest of modernity, "Women in Love "traces the shifting currents of desire that link the emancipated Brangwen sisters (Jennie Linden and an Oscar-winning Glenda Jackson) to a freethinking dreamer (Alan Bates) and a hard-willed industrialist (Oliver Reed) -- as well as the men's own erotically charged friendship. Coupling earthy sensuality with kaleidoscopically stylized images, Russell pursues this quartet to the heights of agony and ecstasy, crafting a breathtaking drama of human sexuality at its most liberating, dominating, and destructive extremes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Two audio commentaries from 2003, one featuring director Ken Russell and the other screenwriter and producer Larry Kramer; segments from a 2007 interview with Russell for the BAFTA Los Angeles Heritage Archive; "A British Picture: Portrait of an Enfant Terrible," Russell's 1989 biopic on his own life and career; interview from 1976 with actor Glenda Jackson; interviews with Kramer and actors Alan Bates and Jennie Linden from the set; new interviews with director of photography Billy Williams and editor Michael Bradsell; "Second Best," a 1972 short film based on a D. H. Lawrence story, produced by and starring Bates; trailer; an essay by scholar Linda Ruth Williams. (The Criterion Collection).

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