This week’s DVD and Blu-ray new releases include everything from a sequel to one of the most beloved sci-fi flicks ever made to a triple feature of fantastically funny films from Jerry Lewis. Take a look and see what marvelous movies are now waiting for you!
Thirty years after rogue android-hunting cop Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) vanished, the LAPD maintains its crackdown on obsolete Replicants…and the force has few more efficient than late model Replicant policeman K (Ryan Gosling). When K makes the discovery of a female Replicant corpse that apparently–and impossibly–died in childbirth, he’s faced with harrowing inquiries surrounding the body, Deckard’s disappearance, and the nature of his own existence. Stylish, much-anticipated sci-fi sequel co-stars Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista.
Based on the novel by Jo Nesbø, this complex thriller follows Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender), a highly skilled Norwegian police detective who is also a self-destructive alcoholic. At his best when there’s a horrific case to solve, Hole rises to the occasion when he and colleague Katrine Bratt (Rebecca Ferguson) begin tracking a vicious serial killer who leaves creepy snowmen behind as a calling card. Charlotte Gainsbourg, J.K. Simmons, Toby Jones, and Val Kilmer also star.
Charles Hayward (Max Irons), an ex-spy now working as a private investigator, is enlisted to look into the grisly murder of the wealthy de Haviland family patriarch. As he uncovers deep-rooted enmity among the de Havilands, Hayward finds his list of suspects is quite lengthy and does not exclude his former lover (Stefanie Martini), who is also the victim’s granddaughter and the person who asked him to solve the crime in the first place. British-made adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel also stars Glenn Close, Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson.
Director Joe Dante’s tribute to Cold War-era paranoia and monster movies stars John Goodman as a B-horror filmmaker (lovingly based on “gimmick king” William Castle) who arrives in 1962 Key West, Florida, on the eve of the Cuban Missile Crisis to preview his latest work–the man-insect shocker “Mant”–while some local teens wonder if their first dates will be their last. Simon Fenton, Omri Katz, Kellie Martin, Cathy Moriarty also star, with a number of cameos.
Jerry Lewis Comedy Triple Feature
The late, great comedy legend Jerry Lewis left behind an unparalleled career filled with outrageous characters, impeccable comedic timing and outright lunacy! This hilarious triple feature boasts three beloved films from the height of his career! Includes “Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River”, “Hook, Line and Sinker” and “Three on a Couch”.
Yor, The Hunter from the Future
Stone-Age thrills mix with Space-Age action in this exciting fantasy saga, culled from a four-part miniseries that originally aired on Italian TV. Join Yor, a warrior from a primitive society, as he embarks on a dangerous quest to learn the truth about his mysterious past, battling dinosaurs and encountering a strange futuristic island controlled by the evil Overlord and his android army. Reb Brown, Corinne Cléry, John Steiner star.
ABC’s 1975-76 cop drama, spun off “The Rookies,” was noted for its hit theme song and intense action, and starred Steve Forrest as Lt. “Hondo” Harrelson, head of an elite Special Weapons And Tactics unit that took on the crooks and situations regular police weren’t equipped to handle. Joining Harrelson in S.W.A.T.’s armored van were Officers Jim Street (Robert Urich), T.J. McCabe (James Coleman), and Dominic Luca (Mark Shera), and Sgt. David “Deacon” Kay (Rod Perry). All 37 episodes of the series are included in this six-disc set.
Wylie (Michael Sarrazin) and Kassia (Gayle Hunnicutt) cooked up a perfect plan to kill Wylie’s wealthy, wheelchair-bond Aunt Danny (Eleanor Parker) in order to get their hands on her money. Or did they? The scheme hits an unexpected snag when it turns out Aunt Danny’s house is home to dozens of cats–that all seem eerily protective of their owner–and Wylie suffers from a debilitating fear of felines. Offbeat chiller, penned by “Psycho” scripter Joseph Stefano, also stars Tim Henry, Laurence Naismith.
Terrific indie actioner finds brothers Chris and Wayne Dixon (real-life brothers Alan and Jesse Vint) traveling through the South in the ’50s when their car breaks down in a small town. When the wife of local deputy sheriff Reed Morgan (Max Baer, Jr.) is brutally murdered, the Dixons and the hitchhiker (Cheryl Waters) they picked up are blamed for the crime and relentlessly pursued by the vengeful lawman. Co-written and produced by Baer, this drive-in fave also stars Geoffrey Lewis, Leif Garrett.
Football team owner Robert “Bat” Masterson (Robert Davi) and a bunch of bitter ex-cops plot to loot the wealthy city of Beverly Hills by evacuating it after staging a phony toxic spill. Now, nearly-over-the-hill quarterback David “Boomer” Hayes (Ken Wahl) teams up with police officer Ed Kelvin (Matt Frewer)–who was initially in on the heist–to stop Masterson and his goons and save the day. Harley Jane Kozak co-stars in this fast-paced actioner; look quickly for an uncredited Pamela Anderson in her big-screen debut.