With everyone still recovering from the holidays and making New Year’s Eve plans, this week’s new DVD and Blu-ray schedule is a bit light. But that doesn’t mean that there still aren’t some titles worthy of your time. Check out what movies are making their home video debuts this week!
A compelling performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt fuels director Oliver Stone’s take on controversial whistleblower Edward Snowden. While working as an independent contractor for the National Security Agency in 2013, computer whiz Snowden discovers evidence that the U.S. government has been using high-tech means to spy on ordinary citizens. After wrestling with his conscience, Snowden leaks his finds to the press, a decision that would force him into exile and change his life forever. With Melissa Leo, Shailene Woodley, Zachary Quinto.
Having already exhausted all other options, John (Morris Chestnut) and Laura Taylor (Regina Hall) finally feel that the baby they so desperately want is within reach when they hire Anna Walsh (Jaz Sinclair) to act as their surrogate. But the seemingly perfect Anna proves to be anything but when she develops a dangerous obsession with John. With the life of their unborn child hanging in the balance, can John and Laura stop Anna’s reign of terror before it’s too late? Romany Malco, Theo Rossi, Michael K. Williams co-star in this intense thriller.
In the 1950s, the strikingly elegant, fashion-forward Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) returned to the dustball hometown in the Australian Outback that she was driven from as a young girl, in order to help care for her aging mother (Judy Davis). While there, she used her grasp of haute couture to transform the dowdy residents…as well as unveil the local hypocrisies that resulted in her exile. Jocelyn Moorhouse’s sly spin on the Rosalie Ham novel co-stars Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook, Kerry Fox.
Obsession is the order of the day when a man runs into the woman whom he used to have a crush on. Unwilling to let her go this time around, he goes to extremes to keep her close, even imprisoning her underneath an animal shelter that employs him during the day. He’s in for a surprise though as she might not be as docile of a victim as he anticipates. Dominic Monaghan, Nathan Parsons star.