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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, December 19 -- Monday, December 25

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  • mother!

    photo for mother A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. An allegorical couple -- a young woman with her husband at their country home -- has their life disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious man and woman. A series of disturbing events follow, turning their idyllic home into a hellish nightmare. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan," "Requiem for a Dream"), comes this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice. Vitals: Director: Darren Aronofsky. Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Jovan Adepo. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 121 min., Drama, Box office gross: $17.800 million, Paramount. Extras: "mother! The Downward Spiral" featurette with director Darren Aronofsky and cast as they discuss the production of the movie and take us through its spectacular finale; "The Makeup FX of mother!" 5 stars


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  • Dunkirk

    photo for Dunkirk In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk, France. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated. The film opens as the British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces at Dunkirk. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenseless men below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army. Director Christopher Nolan directed “Dunkirk” from his own original screenplay, using a mixture of IMAX and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen. The film was partially shot on location on the beaches of Dunkirk, France, where the actual events unfolded. Vitals: Director: Christopher Nolan. Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13 106 min., Drama, Box office gross: $187.845 million, Warner. Extras: "Creation: Revisiting the Miracle," "Creation: Dunkerque," "Creation: Expanding the Frame," "Creation: The In-Camera Approach," "Land: Rebuilding the Mole," "Land: The Army On the Beach," "Land: Uniform Approach," "Air: Taking to the Air," "Air: Inside the Cockpit," "Sea: Assembling the Naval Fleet," "Sea: Launching the Moonstone," "Sea: Taking to the Sea," "Sea: Sinking the Ships," "Sea: The Little Ships," "Conclusion: Turning Up the Tension," "Conclusion: The Dunkirk Spirit." 3 stars

  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie

    photo for The LEGO Ninjago Movie In the battle for NINJAGO City, Lloyd (Dave Franco), high school student by day and Green Ninja by night, gets thrown into the ultimate adventure with his secret ninja warrior friends. Led by the wise and wisecracking Master Wu (Jackie Chan), they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. On their courageous journey, they learn to band together to unleash their inner power in an epic showdown to save the city. Vitals: Director: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan. Stars: Voices of Jackie Chan, Justin Theroux, Dave Franco, Olivia Munn, Michael Peña, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi Jacobson, Zach Woods. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 101 min., Animated, Box office gross: $58.682 million, Warner. Extras: LEGO NINJAGO TV series sneak peek; · "Animation Bridge Test" deleted scene; "Baby Fight" deleted scene; "Dock Scene" deleted scene. Blu-ray adds Team Supreme: Building NINJAGO" featurette; "Rumble in the Bricks" featurette; "Rebrick Contest Winners" featurette; "Which Way to the Ocean" mini-movie; "Zane’s Stand Up Promo" mini-movie; "The Master: A LEGO NINJAGO® short" mini-movie; Oh, Hush! & Jeff Lewis "Found My Place" music video; "Everybody Have a Ninja Day "music video"; "Rocktagon" music video; "Warlord Ballad" music video; "Gimme Some Outtakes!"; commentary by director Charlie Bean and crew; 13 promotional videos. 2 stars

  • Victoria & Abdul

    photo for Victoria & Abdul The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that the Queen’s inner circle attempts to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. Vitals: Director: Stephen Frears. Stars: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Addel Akhtar, Michael Gambon. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 111 min., Drama, Box office gross: $18.249 million, Universal. Extras: "Judi & Ali" featurette about the relationship between Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim and the friendship that developed between Dench and Dazal while making the film; "The Look of Victoria & Abdul," in which the filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss how the authenticity of locations, costumes, and props contributed to the realism of the film. 2 stars


    This Week's Digital Releases

    December 19:

    American Made: The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 2)

    Battle of the Sexes: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 2)

    Blood Money: John Cusack stars as a dangerous criminal who will stop at nothing to retrieve his money after a robbery gone wrong. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

    Brad's Status: A trip to Boston with his college-bound son triggers a crisis of confidence for Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) as he reassesses his own life choices. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 2)

    It: 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. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 9)

    My Little Pony: The Movie: When a dark force threatens Ponyville, the Mane 6 go on a journey beyond Equestria to save their beloved home. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 9)

    Memoir of a Murderer (South Korea): Byung-soo, a retired serial killer, lives a quiet life with his daughter Eun-hee, who has cared for him ever since his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. When Eun-hee brings home her new boyfriend Tae-ju, Byung-soo realizes Tae-ju is a serial killer too. (Digital only)

    Shattered: Ripped from the headlines: A riveting thriller of power, greed and betrayal, centering around a prominent political family in the Deep South. (DVD: Day & Date)

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    All DVD Releases

    Blood Money (2017) Ellar Coltrane, Willa Fitzgerald, Jacob Artist, John Cusack. A modern retelling of the 1948 action film "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" about a dangerous criminal who will stop at nothing to retrieve his money after a robbery gone wrong. Three friends on a wilderness excursion stumble upon bags of money and suddenly must outrun a white collar criminal (Cusack) hell-bent on retrieving his fortune. Soon, greed and mistrust turns the friends against each other as they wage a desperate fight for survival. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: “Blood Money Uncovered” featurette. (Lionsgate).

    photo for Dunkirk Dunkirk (2017) Dir.: Christopher Nolan; Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy. The film opens as the British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces at Dunkirk, France. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the English Channel, trying to protect the defenseless men below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Creation: Revisiting the Miracle," "Creation: Dunkerque," "Creation: Expanding the Frame," "Creation: The In-Camera Approach," "Land: Rebuilding the Mole," "Land: The Army On the Beach," "Land: Uniform Approach," "Air: Taking to the Air," "Air: Inside the Cockpit," "Sea: Assembling the Naval Fleet," "Sea: Launching the Moonstone," "Sea: Taking to the Sea," "Sea: Sinking the Ships," "Sea: The Little Ships," "Conclusion: Turning Up the Tension," "Conclusion: The Dunkirk Spirit." (Warner).

    photo for The LEGO Ninjago Movie The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017) Voices of Jackie Chan, Justin Theroux, Dave Franco, Olivia Munn, Michael Peña, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi Jacobson, Zach Woods. Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: LEGO NINJAGO TV series sneak peek; "Animation Bridge Test" deleted scene; "Baby Fight" deleted scene; "Dock Scene" deleted scene. Blu-ray adds Team Supreme: Building NINJAGO" featurette; "Rumble in the Bricks" featurette; "Rebrick Contest Winners" featurette; "Which Way to the Ocean" mini-movie; "Zane’s Stand Up Promo" mini-movie; "The Master: A LEGO NINJAGO® short" mini-movie; Oh, Hush! & Jeff Lewis "Found My Place" music video; "Everybody Have a Ninja Day "music video"; "Rocktagon" music video; "Warlord Ballad" music video; "Gimme Some Outtakes!"; commentary by director Charlie Bean and crew; 13 promotional videos. (Warner).



    photo for mother mother! (2017) Dir.: Darren Aronofsky; Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Jovan Adepo. An allegorical couple -- a young woman with her husband at their country home -- has their life disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious man and woman. A series of disturbing events follow, turning their idyllic home into a hellish nightmare. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "mother! The Downward Spiral" featurette with director Darren Aronofsky and cast as they discuss the production of the movie and take us through its spectacular finale; "The Makeup FX of mother!" (Paramount).

    Salvation: Season One (2017) Four-disc set with all 13 episodes. The countdown to the apocalypse begins. Earth is in the crosshairs when, photo for Salvation: Season Onewithin six months, an enormous asteroid hurtling through space will collide with our planet. To avert worldwide panic, an ingenious MIT grad student (Charlie Rowe) joins forces with an innovative tech billionaire (Santiago Cabrera) to work with the U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary (Ian Anthony Dale) to prevent Earth's annihilation. While the President has ordered the Pentagon's press secretary (Jennifer Finnigan) to prevent news of the asteroid from leaking, a visionary sci-fi writer (Jacqueline Byers) is brought on board to join the attempt to save the planet. Formats: DVD. Extras: "What Would You Do?" behind-the-scenes featurette, "Science Face: Technology" interviews with the show's producers, "Salvation at Comic Con" panel discussion, deleted/extended scenes. (CBS/Paramount).

    Shattered (2017) Ray Wise, Arianne Zucker, Molly Burnett, Tom Molloy. Based on true events and inspired by T.T. Johnson's best-selling novel, "The Shattered Faberge Egg," "Shattered" is a thriller of power, greed and betrayal, centering around a photo for Shatteredprominent political family in the Deep South. Kate Stenson (Burnett) dreams of an enviable life as a member of the Southern elite. She marries Ken (Molloy), the son of powerful city councilman Forrest Burnett (Wise) and his dutiful wife, Maureen ( Zucker). But as Kate soon learns, Forrest is not only a cunning politician, but a womanizing and controlling patriarch, who will do anything to protect his family name and reputation. Kate's seemingly perfect existence starts to fray even further, when Logan, her adopted son, begins displaying inexplicable behavioral disorders. Desperate for answers, Kate sets out to learn more about Logan's hidden past and goes in search of his biological parents. Eventually, Kate's investigation reveals a dark secret -- one that could destroy the entire Burnett legacy and also put her own life in jeopardy. Formats: DVD, Digital. (VMI Worldwide).

    Stronger (2017) Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown. Inspired by the true story. Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff Bauman, a working-class Bostonian who was at the 2013 marathon when the bomb blast occurred and he tragically lost both of his legs. After regaining consciousness Jeff was able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle had just begun. Jeff’s deeply personal journey tests a family’s bond and defines a community’s pride as he overcomes adversity to become the living embodiment of “Boston Strong.” Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Faith, Hope & Love: Becoming Stronger” featurette. (Lionsgate).


    photo for A Town Called Panic: The Collection A Town Called Panic: The Collection (2009) Take a trip to A Town Called Panic, the acclaimed cult comedy phenomenon featuring Cowboy, Indian and Horse, three plastic toys sent on strange and hilarious adventures in two award-winning specials. Cowboy and Indian are always up to some harebrained scheme, with Horse left to clean up the mess. In "Christmas Panic," their out-of-control antics lead Horse to call Santa and cancel the presents. But the boys figure they can still save Christmas -- if they break into their neighbor’s house to steal his yule log. In "Back to School Panic," a class quiz promises a fantastic prize, but only Pig knows the answer. Cowboy and Indian use a special shrinking potion to sneak into Pig’s brain, where they discover a bacon-packed world that is more than they bargained for. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: All 20 TV series episodes, new short film "The Sound of the Grey." (Shout! Factory).

    The Unamerican Struggle (2017) Bigotry is on the rise again in America, fueled by a president whose views are rooted in racism, misogyny, sexism, and xenophobia. This renewed struggle facing immigrants, Latinos, Muslims, black people, women, and transgender people is represented by frontline activist voices from the Southern Poverty Law Center, the National Diversity Council, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Black Lives Matter. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Cinema Libre Studio).

    photo for Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul (2017) Stephen Frears; Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Addel Akhtar, Michael Gambon. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Judi & Ali" featurette about the relationship between Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim and the friendship that developed between Dench and Dazal while making the film; "The Look of Victoria & Abdul," in which the filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss how the authenticity of locations, costumes, and props contributed to the realism of the film. (Universal).


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