There’s a satisfying mix of recent theatrical hits and cult classics that are coming to DVD and Blu-ray this week, featuring a variety of Hollywood’s brightest stars. Featuring sci-fi shockers, intimate human dramas, intense actioners, and unforgettable tales, this latest lineup of new releases has something for everyone. See for yourself what titles are now available!
In the tradition of Alien comes this sci-fi shocker that centers on a six-person crew assigned to the International Space Station. The discovery of extraterrestrial life in a Martian soil sample could be one of the most significant scientific finds in human history. But when the organism evolves into a deadly monster, the astronauts must risk their lives to ensure it never makes its way to Earth. Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada star
After his father’s death, aging, brutally candid misanthrope Wilson (Woody Harrelson) had the need to track down his long-gone, high-strung ex-wife Pippi (Laura Dern) and make amends. Upon learning he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) that Pippi gave up for adoption, he somehow concludes it’s not too late for them to be a family. Disarming dark farce co-stars Judy Greer, Cheryl Hines, Margo Martindale, Mary Lynn Rajskub; Daniel Clowes adapted his graphic novel for the screen
Recovering alcoholic ex-cop Matt Scudder (Jeff Bridges) took a fat cash advance from a high-end call girl (Alexandra Paul) to get her out of the grip of a sleazy gambling club owner (Randy Brooks). When all that came out of his efforts were her abduction and murder, Scudder’s determination to make good only places him in the crosshairs of a pernicious drug and prostitution racket. Intense actioner adapted from the Lawrence Block novels (by Oliver Stone, Robert Towne, and R. Lance Hill) also stars Rosanna Arquette, Andy Garcia; final feature directing credit for Hal Ashby.
A renowned pathologist (Peter Cushing) and a bone specialist (Edward Judd) travel to a remote island off the coast of Ireland to investigate the mysterious death of a farmer whose shapeless corpse was found without bones. When they learn that researchers working on a cancer cure accidentally created a race of creatures than can dissolve bones, the docs set about stopping the monsters before it’s too late. Creepy British horror tale also stars Carole Gray, Eddie Byrne.
Expected home in her native Mexico for a family wedding–and expecting a razzing for not having a steady relationship–hard-working OB/GYN Clara (Karla Souza) prevails upon colleague Asher (Ben O’Toole) to pose as her boyfriend and get her through it. The difficult deception gets even more dicey when her ex Daniel (José María Yazpi) puts in an appearance…and the old feelings start to emerge. Romantic charmer co-stars Alejandro Camacho, Patricia Bernal.
On a flight to D.C., FBI agent Gretchen Blair (Denise Richards) is seated next to a man named Terry (Kirk Barker) who reveals that the plane is about to be hijacked and offers her millions of dollars if she can keep him safe. When Terry’s former associates take over the plane in an attempt to recover what he stole from them, Gretchen may be the only one who can save the day. Dolph Lundgren, Greer Grammer, Chuck Liddell also star in this high-flying actioner.
Thanks to her agoraphobia and social awkwardness, London librarian/aspiring children’s author Bella Brown (Jessica Brown Findlay) is now looking at eviction because of the outdoor garden she’s let become an overgrown mess. However, the whistleblowing neighbor–crabby old widower Alfie Stephenson (Tom Wilkinson)–also has a green thumb, and proves an ally in straightening up her life as well as her yard, in this charming effort. Jeremy Irvine, Andrew Scott, Anna Chancellor, Sheila Hancock also star.