Go “Into the Unknown” with this week’s DVD and Blu-ray new releases! From megablockbusters to Hollywood classics, you’ll love the variety of titles that are now available for you to enjoy. Here’s a look at the latest must-see movies!
Frozen II (2019)
When Arendelle is set upon by a vengeful quartet of elemental entities, ice sorceress queen Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and her sister Anna (Kristen Bell) are tasked with a perilous quest in order to save their kingdom. The adventurous journey would find the siblings reckoning with the true fate of their parents–and their respective destinies. Disney’s no-less thrilling animated follow-up to the frigid 2013 favorite also features the voices of Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood.
Knives Out (2019)
When eccentric crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) was found dead in the aftermath of his 85th birthday party, there was no shortage of suspects amongst his large and dysfunctional brood…and canny Southern gumshoe Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) was up to the challenge. Rian Johnson’s playful throwback homage to all-star whodunits co-stars Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Katherine Langford, LaKeith Stanfield, Jaeden Martell, Ana de Armas.
It Started with a Kiss (1959)
Frothy romantic farce about Maggie Putnam (Debbie Reynolds), a showgirl who falls for penniless Air Force sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick (Glenn Ford). Joe wins a shiny red Lincoln Futura (a car that would later become TV’s Batmobile) in a raffle and the pair get hitched. But Maggie tests his love when she forbids him from touching her for a full 30 days. With Fred Clark, Eva Gabor, Edgar Buchanan.
Perfect Friday (1971)
Stuffy-seeming London bank manager Mr. Graham (Stanley Baker) had his eyes on early retirement…and schemed to relieve his employer of £300,000 by swapping in counterfeit cash. After cutting in a pair of unfaithfully married, overspending nobles (Ursula Andress, David Warner) as his accomplices, will they get away with it…or is there a double-cross in store? Crafty caper farce directed by West End stalwart Peter Hall also stars Patience Collier, T.P. McKenna, David Waller, Joan Benham.
Line of Demarcation (1966)
In a village in the Jura split between free and occupied France, Pierre (Maurice Ronet)–noble, officer, and released POW–resignedly went home to the chalet which had been converted into a German command center. His British-born wife Mary (Jean Seberg) was far less accepting of the situation…but her covert efforts for the Resistance might end in disaster. Claude Chabrol’s sole war film, adapted from Colonel Remy’s memoir, co-stars Daniel Gélin, Stéphane Audran.
And Hope to Die (1972)
Fleeing into Montreal ahead of some vengeful crash victim relatives, pilot Tony Cardot (Jean-Louis Trintignant) has more hard luck when he witnesses a mob slaying. Dragged before the gangster (Robert Ryan) who ordered the hit, the fast-talking flyboy manages to ingratiate himself…and gets recruited to help on an ill-fated caper. René Clément’s flavorful crime thriller, loosely based on David Goodis’ “Black Friday,” co-stars Aldo Ray, Lea Massari, Tisa Farrow, Jean Gaven.
The Third Lover (1962)
Sent to Munich on assignment, struggling journalist André Mercier (Jacques Charrier) rented lodgings at the Bavarian chateau of successful novelist Andreas Hartmann (Walther Reyer) and his beautiful wife Hélène (Stéphane Audran). Having made a failed pass at his hostess, the resentful tenant goes on an insidious campaign to undo the couple’s happiness by smearing her for infidelity. Early effort from Claude Chabrol co-stars Daniel Boulanger, André Badin.
Pet Sematary Two (Collector’s Edition) (1992)
Return to Ludlow, Maine, the site of the original “Pet Sematary,” where widower Chase Matthews (Anthony Edwards) and his teenage son Jeff (Edward Furlong), recently arrived in town, learn that critters that get buried at the nearby Indian graveyard don’t stay buried for long. Clancy Brown, Jared Rushton, Darlanne Fluegel co-star in this sequel to the hit horror directed by Mary Lambert.
Paris Is Burning (Criterion Collection)(1990)
Equally outrageous, funny and touching, Jennie Livingston’s acclaimed documentary looks at a very vocal segment of the gay community: the drag “houses” of Harlem that compete in elaborate fashion shows known as “balls,” with contestants dressed as Vogue models, socialites, military men and other sartorial stereotypes. These inner-city groups serve as surrogate families to the gay minority youths who join them.
Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman (Criterion Collection)
The astounding blend of live-action, animation, and practical effects served by pioneering Czech cinema fabulist Karel Zeman are on display in “Journey to the Beginning of Time” (1955), which follows four boys whose river ride into an uncharted cave brings them face-to-face with long-vanished prehistoric beasts. Josef Lukáš, Petr Herrmann star. In “Invention for Destruction” (1958), Zeman’s pastiche from the fantasy of Jules Verne, a scientist and his assistant working on an explosive new energy source are kidnapped by pirates hired by a nasty industrialist. Arnost Navratil, Miloslaw Holub star. Finally, Zeman set his skills to limning the absurd adventures of literature’s most legendary liar–as he graciously escorts a cosmonaut back home from the Moon–in “The Fabulous Baron Munchausen” (1962). Miloš Kopecký, Jana Brejchová star. 4 hrs. total on 3 discs.
The Corrupted (2020)
Back on London’s streets after 14 years, ex-con/pug Liam McDonagh (Sam Claflin) had pledged to his waiting family that he’d stay out of trouble. However, the lure of settling accounts with Clifford Cullen (Timothy Spall)–the mobbed-up, connected land developer who’d had his father slain after he wouldn’t sell out–might prove more than he can resist. Atmospheric crime thriller also stars Hugh Bonneville, Charlie Murphy, Noel Clarke, Naomi Ackie.
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