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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, July 19 -- Monday, July 25

All DVD Releases

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    photo for Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Vitals: Director: Zack Snyder. Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 151 min., Action, Box office gross: $327.255 million, Warner. Extras: "Uniting the World’s Finest," "Gods and Men: A Meeting of Giants," "The Warrior, The Myth, The Wonder," "Accelerating Design: The New Batmobile," "Superman: Complexity & Truth," "Batman: Austerity & Rage," "Wonder Woman: Grace & Power," "Batcave: Legacy of the Lair," "The Might and the Power of a Punch," "The Empire of Luthor," "Save the Bats" 3 stars


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  • Miles Ahead

    photo for Miles Ahead Exploration of one of 20th century music's creative geniuses and jazz innovator Miles Davis (Don Cheadle). In the midst of a prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz, which Davis referred to as "Social Music," he virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications. Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor), a wily music reporter, forces his way into Davis' life and, over the next couple of days, the two men unwittingly embark on a wild and sometimes harrowing adventure to recover a stolen tape of the musician's latest compositions. Plagued by years of regret and loss, Davis flirts with annihilation until he once again finds salvation in his art. Vitals: Director: Don Cheadle. Stars: Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: R, 100 min., Bio-Drama, Box office gross: $2.484 million, Sony. Extras: Commentary with Don Cheadle and co-writer Steven Baigelman; "The Truth: Becoming Miles Davis" with Cheadle, members of the Davis family and others discussing Cheadle's transformation and the enduring legacy of the man on which the film is based; Sundance Film Festival Q&A with Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi and LaKeith Lee Stanfield. 3 stars

  • The Perfect Match

    photo for The Perfect Match Charlie (Terrence Jenkins) is a playboy who's convinced that relationships are dead even though his sister (Paula Patton), a therapist, tries to tell him otherwise. His best friends bet him that if he sticks to one woman for one month, he's bound to fall in love. Charlie takes the bet because he believes that he's immune to love ... until he crosses paths with the beautiful and mysterious Eva (Cassie Ventura). Turning on his irresistible charm, Charlie coaxes Eva into a casual affair but soon finds out that Eva has turned the tables on him. Now Charlie's questioning whether he may actually want more than just a one-night stand. Vitals: Director: Bille Woodruff. Stars: Terrence Jenkins, Cassie Ventura, Paula Patton, Kali Hawk Lauren London, Brandy Norwood, Donald Faison. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: R, 96 min., Romantic Comedy, Box office gross: $9.658 million, Lionsgate. Extras: "Making The Perfect Match" featurette, "What's Love Without Comedy" featurette, "Nobody's Perfect" featurette, "Chillin' With the Perfect Cast" cast & director commentary. 2 stars



    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Bad Moon (1996)
  • Muriel, or the Time of Return (1963) (Criterion)
  • Night and Fog (1955) (Criterion)
  • The Return of the Living Dead Collector's Edition (1985) (Scream Factory)
  • A Touch of Zen (1971) (Criterion)

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All DVD Releases

photo for Bad Moon BLU-RAY DEBUT Bad Moon BLU-RAY DEBUT (1996) Michael Pare, Mason Gamble, Mariel Hemmingway. A photojournalist visiting his family in the Pacific Northwest transfigures into a horrific werewolf at night and goes on a horrific killing spree. He's eventually undone by the family's dog, Thor, who is devoted to defending the household. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: High-definition theatrical cut of the film plus a new director's version supervised and approved by director Eric Red; new "Nature of the Beast: Making Bad Moon" featurette featuring interviews with writer-director Red, actors Pare and Gamble, special effects make-up artist Steve Johnson and stunt coordinator Ken Kirzinger; new audio commentary with Red (director's version only); commentary with Red and Pare (theatrical cut); unrated opening scene from the director's first cut (sourced from VHS); three storyboard sequences; original theatrical trailer. (Scream Factory).

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition (2016) Dir.: Zack Snyder. Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Martha Kent Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot. Batman and Superman face off with one another in this effects-driven extravaganza. All editions of the release (except DVD) feature both the Ultimate version of the film (with an additional 30 minutes of footage) and the theatrical version. Formats: Two-disc DVD, Ultra 4K/Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Uniting the World’s Finest," "Gods and Men: A Meeting of Giants," "The Warrior, The Myth, The Wonder," "Accelerating Design: The New Batmobile," "Superman: Complexity & Truth," "Batman: Austerity & Rage," "Wonder Woman: Grace & Power," "Batcave: Legacy of the Lair," "The Might and the Power of a Punch," "The Empire of Luthor," "Save the Bats" (Warner).

Bitten: The Final Season (2016) Three-disc set with all 10 unedited episodes of the Syfy Channel's steamy, supernatural saga following Elena Michaels, the world's only female werewolf. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, extended scenes, "A Look at the Final Season" featurette. (Entertainment One).

Caillou Goes for the Gold (2016) Features 11 sports-themed stories from the PBS KIDS series. Caillou loves staying active and playing sports with his friends! He quickly learns that playing soccer, baseball, and running aren’t as easy as they look, but it’s always fun to try something new. Formats: DVD. (PBS Distribution).

Elvis & Nixon (2016) Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Hanks, Evan Peters, Ashley Benson. The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n Roll, and President Richard Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with director Liza Johnson and Jerry Schilling, "Crazy but True" featurette.(Sony).

photo for Kill Zone 2 Kill Zone 2 (2015 -- Hong Kong) Tony Jaa, Zhang Jin, Simon Ya, Louis Koo. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. When an undercover cop gets too close to revealing the mastermind of a drug syndicate, his cover is blown. Double-crossed and under a false identity, he's thrown into a Thai prison, where a guard discovers the inmate -- claiming he's a cop -- is a bone marrow match for his dying daughter ... and his warden may have an even deadlier operation hidden within the prison walls. Extras: Three-part "making-of" documentary, deleted scenes. (Well Go USA).



The Magicians: Season One (2015-16) Thirteen episodes of the series based on Lev Grossman's New York Times best seller about a brilliant grad student chosen to attend Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. He and his twentysomething friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real -- and poses grave danger to humanity. Formats: Four-disc DVD, three-disc Blu-ray, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Gag Reel, "The World of The Magicians." (Universal).

Miles Ahead (2016) Inspired by events in his life,the bio-drama is an impressionistic, no-holds barred portrait of one of 20th century music's creative geniuses, Miles Davis. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with Don Cheadle and co-writer Steven Baigelman; "The Truth: Becoming Miles Davis" with Cheadle, members of the Davis family and others discussing Cheadle's transformation and the enduring legacy of the man on which the film is based; Sundance Film Festival Q&A with Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi and LaKeith Lee Stanfield. (Sony).

Muriel, or the Time of Return (1963) Alain Resnais's follow-up to "Last Year at Marienbad" is as radical a reflection on the nature of time and memory as its predecessor. The always luminous Delphine Seyrig ("Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles") stars as an antique shop owner and widow in Boulogne-sur-Mer, whose past comes back to haunt her when a former lover reenters her life. Meanwhile, her stepson is tormented by his own ghosts, related to his service in France's recently ended war in Algeria. Featuring a multilayered script by Jean Cayrol, and inventively edited to evoke its middle-class characters' political and personal realities, the fragmented, emotionally powerful "Muriel" reminds viewers that the past is always present. new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Excerpt from the 1980 documentary "Une approche d'Alain Resnais, révolutionnaire discret"; excerpt from a 1969 interview with actor Delphine Seyrig; interview with composer "Hans Werner Henze from 1963; new interview with film scholar Francois Thomas, author of L'atelier d'Alain Resnais"; trailer; an essay by film scholar James Quandt. (The Criterion Collection).

photo for My Best Friend My Best Friend (2016) Dane Jamieson, Patrick Muldoon, Catherine Bach. After moving away from the city, a tweenage girl must adjust to her new country lifestyle and -- with the help of a telepathic horse named Sanford -- she's finally able to fit in. Awarded the Dove Seal of Approval. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Cast interviews. (Lionsgate).

Night and Fog (1955) Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek in "Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard)," one of the first cinematic reflections on the Holocaust. Juxtaposing the stillness of the abandoned camps' empty buildings with haunting wartime footage, Resnais investigates the cyclical nature of humanity's violence against humanity, and presents the devastating suggestion that such horrors could occur again. new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Excerpt from a 1994 audio interview with Resnais; new interview with documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer; "Face aux fantômes," a 99-minute 2009 documentary featuring historian Sylvie Lindeperg that explores the French memory of the Holocaust and the controversy surrounding the film's release; an essay by film scholar Colin MacCabe. (The Criterion Collection).

The 100: The Complete Third Season (2016) Four-disc set with all 16 episodes of The CW sci-fi series about 100 juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth form an ark-like space ship in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet almost a century after a nuclear war destroyed civilization and made the planet uninhabitable. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc only via online retailers. Extras: "A Short Lived Victory: Unlocking the Season 3 Finale," "Arkadia: From Wreckage to Salvation," "Ice Nation: Brutal and Fierce," "Wanheda: Clarke's Journey," "Polis: Capital of the Grounders," "The 100 Pre-Viz Stunts Season 3," 2015 Comic-Con Panel, deleted scenes, gag reel. (Warner).


Orphan Black: Season Four (2016) Ten episodes of the series about clones and conspiracies. United in their mission to end the constant threats to their lives once and for all, the sisters are taking matters into their own hands. No more looking for guidance, permission or consensus on decisions -- the clones are taking full ownership ... no matter the cost to those around them. Retracing steps from the beginning will uncover revelations that had been there all along, and will ultimately shake their fragile world to the core. Formats: Three-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes content, an extended scene from Episode Eight. (BBC America).

The Perfect Match (2016) Terrence Jenkins, Cassie Ventura, Paula Patton, Kali Hawk Lauren London, Brandy Norwood, Donald Faison. A playboy, convinced that all relationships are dead, meets his match when he agrees to a casual affair with the beautiful and mysterious Eva. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Making The Perfect Match" featurette, "What's Love Without Comedy" featurette, "Nobody's Perfect" featurette, "Chillin' With the Perfect Cast" cast & director commentary. (Lionsgate).

Person of Interest: The Complete Fifth and Final Season (2016) Six-disc set with all 13 episodes. For years, the Person of Interest team has been protected by The Machine. As worlds collided, however, and a rival AI known as Samaritan finally cornered The Machine inside the nation's power grid, it was the POI team's turn to protect Finch's creation. In season five, the cold war is over. The world might appear to look the same, but something has drastically changed. Samaritan's lethal "correction" has initiated its control. POI tech genius Harold Finch's Machine is essentially dead. And missing-in-action operative Sameen Shaw is still missing. And the team is once again hiding in plain sight. But with Samaritan's invisible grip tightening everywhere, will Finch be able to rebuild and resurrect The Machine? And if he does, will it be the same Machine when it comes back online? Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: 2015 Comic-Con Panel, "Finale for the Fans" featurette, "Revelations of Person of Interest" featurette. (Warner).

The Return of the Living Dead Collector's Edition (1985) Writer-director Dan O'Bannon ("Alien," "Lifeforce") puts an uproarious spin on the zombie apocalypse movie in 1985's cult classic, starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa. Considered one of the campiest undead romps of its time, the film helped launch the career of scream queen Linnea Quigley and features a killer soundtrack with tracks from many songs from punk artists such as The Cramps, T.S.O.L. SSQ and 45 Grave. Formats: Two-disc Blu-ray set. Extras: Disc 1: new 2K scan of the inter-positive; new commentary with Gary Smart (co-author of "The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead") and Chris Griffiths; commentary with director Dan O'Bannon and production designer William Stout; commentary with the cast and crew featuring production designer William Stout and actors Don Calfa, Linnea Quigley, Brian Peck, Beverly Randolph, Allan Trautman; "The Decade of Darkness" featurette on ‘80s horror films; Theatrical Trailers; TV spots; still gallery – posters, lobby cards, movie stills and behind-the-scenes photos; still gallery: behind-the-scenes photos from special make-up effects artist Kenny Myers' personal collection; Zombie subtitles for the film; "In Their Own Words: The Zombies Speak." Disc 2: new "The FX of the Living Dead" with production designer William Stout, FX make-up artists William Munns, Tony Gardner, Kenny Myers and Craig Caton-Largnet, visual effects artists Bret Mixon and Gene Warren Jr. and actor Brian Peck; new "Party Time: The Music of The Return of the Living Dead" with music consultants Budd Carr and Steve Pross and soundtrack artists Dinah Cancer (45 Grave), Chris D (The Flesh Eaters), Roky Erickson, Karl Moet (SSQ), Joe Wood (T.S.O.L.), Mark Robertson (Tall Boys) plus musicians Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks) and John Sox (The F.U.'s, Straw Dogs); new "Horror's Hallowed Grounds" revisiting the locations of the film; "Return of the Living Dead Workprint" with 20 minutes of additional footage; "More Brains: A Return to the Living Dead" definitive documentary on "The Return of the Living Dead"; "A Conversation With Dan O'Bannon" in his final interview; "The Origins of the Living Dead" interview with John A. Russo; "The Return of the Living Dead -- The Dead Have Risen" interviews with cast members Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Brian Peck, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph, Linnea Quigley and more; "Designing the Dead" interviews with O'Bannon and production designer William Stout. (Scream Factory).

Royal Pains: Season Eight (2016) Two-disc set with all eight episodes of the series about an unfairly discredited but brilliant diagnostic surgeon who winds up working with his cheesy brother in the Hamptons as a concierge doctor to the uber-rich and ultra-elite. Formats: DVD. (UNiversal).

A Touch of Zen (1971) "Visionary" barely begins to describe this masterpiece of Chinese cinema and martial arts moviemaking. "A Touch of Zen" by King Hu depicts the journey of Yang (Hsu Feng), a fugitive noblewoman who seeks refuge in a remote, and allegedly haunted, village. The sanctuary she finds with a shy scholar and two aides in disguise is shattered when a nefarious swordsman uncovers her identity, pitting the four against legions of blade-wielding opponents. At once a wuxia film, the tale of a spiritual quest, and a study in human nature, "A Touch of Zen" is an unparalleled work in Hu's formidable career and an epic of the highest order, characterized by breathtaking action choreography, stunning widescreen landscapes, and innovative editing. new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Documentary from 2012 about director King Hu; new interviews with actors Hsu Feng and Shih Chun; new interview with filmmaker Ang Lee; new interview with film scholar Tony Rayns; trailer; an essay by film scholar David Bordwell and notes by Hu from a 1975 Cannes Film Festival press kit. (The Criterion Collection).


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