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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, October 24 -- Monday, October 30

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  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    photo for War for the Planet of the Apes The third chapter of the franchise. Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. Vitals: Director: Matt Reeves . Stars: Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis, Steve Zahn, Ty Olsson, Max Lloyd-Jones, Aleks Paunovic, Terry Notary, Karin Konoval, Alessandro Juliani, Chad Rook, Michael Adamthwaite, Timothy Webber, Amiah Miller. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 140 min., Action-Adventure, Box office gross: $146.457 million, Fox. Extras: Audio commentary by director Matt Reeves; concept art gallery; 10 deleted scenes; "Waging War for The Planet of the Apes" documentary; five behind-the-scenes featurettes: "All About Caesar," "WETA: Pushing Boundaries," "Music for Apes," "Apes: The Meaning of it All" and "The Apes Saga: An Homage." 3 stars


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  • Annabelle: Creation

    photo for Annabelle: Creation 12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they soon become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle. Vitals: Director: David F. Sandberg. Stars: Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Coulthard, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee, Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: R, 109 min., Horror, Box office gross: $101.613 million, Warner. Extras: Deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds "The Horror Continues," "Horror Shorts: Attic Panic and Coffer," director’s commentary, "Directing Annabelle." 2 stars


    This Week's Digital Releases

    October 24:

    Atomic Blonde: An undercover MI6 agent (Charlize Theron) is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. (DVD, Blu-ray release: November 14)
    Axolotl Overkill: Film adaptation of Helene Hegemann’s best-selling debut novel, “Axolotl Roadkill,” follows 16-year-old Mifti, who looks like she’s twelve, acts like she’s in her mid-thirties, and lives life between parties, drugs, affairs and kitchen-table polemics. (Digital only)
    Cars 3: Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world. (DVD, Blu-ray release: November 7)
    Creep 2: A video artist looking for work drives to a remote house in the forest to meet a man claiming to be a serial killer. But after agreeing to spend the day with him, she soon realizes that she made a deadly mistake. (Digital only)
    The Glass Castle: A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. (DVD, Blu-ray release: November 7)

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    photo for Annabelle: Creation Annabelle: Creation (2017) Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Coulthard, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee, Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto. Several years after the tragic death of their young daughter, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shut-down orphanage into their home. They soon become the target of the doll maker’s possessed creation, Annabelle. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds "The Horror Continues," "Horror Shorts: Attic Panic and Coffer," director’s commentary, "Directing Annabelle." (Warner).

    Blood Feast (1963) William Kerwin, Mal Arnold, Connie Mason. The filmography of late movie maverick Herschell Gordon Lewis brims with the mad, macabre, and just downright bizarre. But perhaps the most unhinged of all his directorial efforts, and certainly the most photo for Blood Feastinfluential, must surely be his original gore-fest "Blood Feast" -- the first ever splatter movie. Dorothy Fremont is looking to throw a party unlike any other, and she gets just that when she hires the decidedly sinister Fuad Ramses to cater the event. Promising to provide her guests with an authentic Egyptian feast, Ramses promptly sets about acquiring the necessary ingredients -- the body parts of nubile young women. Featuring a host of stomach-churning gore gags including the infamous tongue sequence and much more nastiness besides, Herschell Gordon Lewis' Blood Feast more than lives up to its name and remains essential viewing for any self-respecting splatter fan. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: "Scum of the Earth" Herschell Gordon Lewis' 1963 feature; "Blood Perspectives": filmmakers Nicholas McCarthy and Rodney Ascher on "Blood Feast"; "Herschell's History" archival interview in which Lewis discusses his entry into the film industry; "How Herschell Found His Niche" new interview with Lewis discussing his early work; archival interview with Lewis and David F. Friedman; "Carving Magic" vintage short film from 1959 featuring "Blood Feast" actor Bill Kerwin; outtakes; alternate "clean" scenes from "Scum of the Earth"; promo gallery featuring trailers and more; feature length commentary featuring Lewis and David F. Friedman moderated by Mike Grady; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Twins of Evil. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

    Bushwick (2017) Dave Bautista, Brittany Snow, Angelic Zambrana, Jeremie Harris. Emerging from a NY subway on her way home from college, Lucy (Snow) discovers her neighborhood of Bushwick engulfed in utter chaos. Trying to escape the violence, Lucy seeks refuge in the basement of Stupe (Bautista), a former Marine on his way out of town to find his family. As the unlikely pair navigate through a hail of gunfire and lethal explosions, they learn they are in the middle of a civil war as Texas attempts to secede from the US. With the clash between local residents and the militia escalating, Lucy and Stupe must rely on each other in an impossible race to get out of the city and survive another day. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Photo galleries, poster gallery, “The Making of Bushwick.” (RLJ Entertainment).

    photo for The Carol Burnett Show: Carol's Lost Christmas The Carol Burnett Show: Carol's Lost Christmas From 1967 to 1978, "The Carol Burnett Show" was the benchmark for primetime variety programs, bringing together the best in sketch comedy, song and dance. Carol and her cast members Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, and later, Tim Conway and Dick Van Dyke, entertained millions of viewers with a spontaneity and go-for-broke attitude sorely lacking elsewhere. Their annual Christmas shows soon became a popular event in Burnett's regular season schedule. And now, for the first time ever, Burnett has opened the CBS archives to release three Christmas shows from the first four seasons of her Emmy Award-winning program. Across three episodes not seen in more than 40 years, home audiences will receive the gift of non-stop laughter and entertainment: Think Santa knows who's been naughty or nice? Jonathan Winters as St. Nick has other ideas, along with a strange collection of dolls. The old lovebirds Bert and Molly (Harvey and Carol) exchange a few choice words while they slowly rock themselves into the New Year. Carol and Vicki join the Bob Mitchell Singing Boys for a touching performance of "Do You Know How Christmas Trees are Grown?" And pitchmen Garry Moore and Durward Kirby reach out and touch the pocketbooks of parents with an array or ridiculous toys for kids. Formats: DVD. (Time Life).

    Evil in the Time of Heroes (2009 -- Greece) Billy Zane, Andreaas Kontopoulus, Argiris Thanasoulas, Meletis Georgiadis. Sequel to the 2009 zombie flick. Thousands of years ago in ancient Greece, a horde of blood thirsty zombies began wreaking havoc on humans, and only a mysterious cloaked hero known as Prophitis (Zane) and his other worldly weapons could save them. Flash forward to modern-day Greece where Athens is once again plagued by the carnivorous undead, and a ragtag band of human survivors -- a taxi driver, a pair of hot-blooded soldiers, and a doctor -- is on the run. But zombies are only half the problem, as Greece has been targeted for destruction with a mega-bomb in order to contain the growing zombie virus. So now, the remaining humans and the elusive Prophitis must race against both zombies and time to ensure their survival. Formats: DVD. (Doppelgänger Releasing).



    The Good Catholic (2016) Zachary Spicer, Wrenn Schmidt, John C. McGinley, Danny Glover. Romantic comedy about a small town priest (Spicer) who suffers a crisis of faith when he finds himself attracted to a female parishioner. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. (Broad Green Pictures).

    An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017) Ten years after the Academy Award-winning "An Inconvenient Truth" brought climate change to the forefront of mainstream culture, the 2017 Environmental Media Association (EMA) Award-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" follows former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his tireless fight, traveling around the globe to educate and inspire the next generation of climate champions. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Effecting Change: Speaking Truth to Power," "OneRepublic -- Truth to Power" video, "Truth in Ten -- The Facts About Climate Change" (Paramount).

    Midsomer Murders, Series 19, Part 2 (2017) The English village mystery gets a contemporary spin in this hit British television series that has earned a worldwide following. Bucolic settings harbor macabre crimes and eccentric characters that are no match for DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and his new assistant, DS Jamie Winter (Nick Hendrix. Includes two mysteries: "Death by Persuasion": A woman is stabbed in the neck with a quill near a Georgian re-creation event celebrating Jane Austen. "The Curse of the Ninth": The winner of a prestigious music award is found strangled with a violin string moments before a performance. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Acorn Media).

    Mind Blown (2016) Jessica Uberuaga, Michael Marinaccio, Luke Goss. Brought together by a high-tech military organization, a group of telekinetics agree to use their powers for the good of humanity. But when they discover they've been tricked into destroying cities and killing innocent civilians, one team member takes matters into her own hands. Originally premiered on Syfy. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

    The Old Dark House (1932) Based on J.B. Priestley's popular novel "Benighted," this legendary classic was directed by James Whale in the fertile period between his "Frankenstein" and "Bride of Frankenstein." Here Whale puts a surprising spin on horror film conventions even as he is creating them, adding black humor and sexual perversity that was eye-opening in 1932. A quintessential dark and stormy night brings a group of travelers to a forbidding mansion in the Welsh countryside, where they find themselves at the mercy of the strange, and possibly dangerous, Femm family. Boris Karloff is, as always, unforgettable, here playing a mute, menacing butler. The superb cast also includes Gloria Stuart, Melvin Douglas, Charles Laughton (in his first Hollywood film), Raymond Massey and Ernest Thesiger. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: New interview with Sara Karloff, daughter of Boris Karloff; the featurette "Curtis Harrington Saves THE OLD DARK HOUSE"; a feature-length audio commentary track by actress Gloria Stuart; a feature-length audio commentary track by James Whale biographer James Curtis; 2017 rerelease trailer. (Cohen Film Collection).


    Personal Shopper photo for Personal Shopper (2017 -- France) With this intimate supernatural drama, the celebrated French filmmaker Olivier Assayas conjures a melancholy ghost story set in the world of haute couture. Starring Kristen Stewart, whose performance in Assayas's "Clouds of Sils Maria" made her the first American actor to win a César Award, this evocative character study tells the story of a young American fashion assistant and spiritual medium who is living in Paris and searching for signs of an afterlife following the sudden death of her twin brother. A stirring depiction of grief in the form of a psychological thriller, "Personal Shopper" -- which won Assayas the best director award at Cannes -- is a chilling meditation on modern modes of communication and the way we mourn those we love. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, with 2K digital master, supervised by director of photography Yorick Le Saux and approved by director Olivier Assayas, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New interview with Assayas; 2016 festival press conference featuring members of the film's cast and crew, including actor Kristen Stewart; an essay by critic Glenn Kenny. (The Criterion Collection)

    Planetarium (2017) Natalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp, Emmanuel Salinger, Amira Casar, Pierre Salvadori. The setting is Paris in the 1930s where two sisters, American spiritualists Laura and Kate Barlow, are winding up a world tour. Seemingly adept at communicating with the dead, the women are somewhat less experienced with the business of the living. Nevertheless, their astonishing exhibit of apparently supernatural powers piques the interest of powerful French film producer André Korben, who retains their strange talents for his wildly ambitious new film project. Laura and Kate are soon swept up in a scheme that, fusing art and the occult, portends a dark shadow soon to be cast over all of Europe. Formats: DVD. (Sony).

    Vera, Set 7 (2017) Four-disc set with four episodes. Inspired by the novels of best-selling author Ann Cleeves, Oscar-nominee Brenda Blethyn returns as Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope, a cantankerous, but brilliant detective who solves unthinkable crimes in northeast England. "Natural Selection": DCI Vera Stanhope investigates the mysterious death of a wildlife ranger, whose body is discovered on the shore of a remote island off the coast of Northumberland. "Dark Angel": When the body of a drug addict is found face-down in a river, DCI Vera Stanhope is forced to unearth a case from the past in order to unmask the killer. "Broken Promise": DCI Vera Stanhope investigates the murder of a promising university student, who falls to his death in suspicious circumstances. "The Blanket Mire": When the body of a missing 18-year-old is discovered buried on the moors, DCI Vera Stanhope is forced to delve beyond the original enquiry and into the life and the secrets of the victim. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).

    photo for War for the Planet of the Apes War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis, Steve Zahn, Ty Olsson, Max Lloyd-Jones, Aleks Paunovic, Terry Notary, Karin Konoval, Alessandro Juliani, Chad Rook, Michael Adamthwaite, Timothy Webber, Amiah Miller. In the third chapter of the franchise. Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, 3D/Blu-ray Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Audio commentary by director Matt Reeves; concept art gallery; 10 deleted scenes; "Waging War for The Planet of the Apes" documentary; five behind-the-scenes featurettes: "All About Caesar," "WETA: Pushing Boundaries," "Music for Apes," "Apes: The Meaning of it All" and "The Apes Saga: An Homage."(Fox).

    photo for Where’s the Money Where’s the Money (2017) Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor, Kat Graham, Logan Paul, Allen Maldonado, Josh Brener, Devon Werkheiser, Method Man, Retta, Mike Epps, Terry Crews. Del (Bachelor), a quick-witted young man from the streets of South Central Los Angeles, learns that his still-in-prison father (Epps) and just-out-of-jail uncle (Crews) stole a million dollars and stashed it in the basement of an old flophouse. There’s just one problem: A major university is encroaching on the ’hood and that old flophouse is a newly gentrified (all-white) fraternity house. Now, with the help of his dream woman (Graham) and best friend (Maldonado), Del must rush the frat, ingratiate himself with the fraternity brothers (Paul and Brener), and grab the cash before his crazy, gun-wielding uncle (Crews) or a local gangster (Method Man) get there first. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).


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