The Huntsman: Winter’s War Leads Off This Week’s DVD and Blu-ray Releases

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as the brave warrior Eric in this thrilling follow-up to “Snow White & the Huntsman.” Tasked with finding the missing Magic Mirror, Eric, his long-lost love Sara (Jessica Chastain), and their four dwarven companions embark on a dangerous quest that leads them into battle with the icy villainess Freya (Emily Blunt) and her sinister sister, the powerful Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron). Colin Morgan, Nick Frost also star. PG-13-rated version; 114 min./Extended edition; 120 min.

The Nice Guys

Los Angeles, 1977: As he digs into the alleged reappearance of a recently deceased porn star, inept PI Holland March (Ryan Gosling) winds up on the trail of a young runaway (Margaret Qualley)…and on the bad side of aging legbreaker Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe), who she retained to keep pursuers off her scent. When it becomes obvious that she’s wanted by very connected people, the two hired guns pool their suspect resources to get some answers. Shane Black’s period-redolent buddy-comedy thriller co-stars Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Beau Knapp, and Kim Basinger. 116 min.

Maggie’s Plan

Quirky twentysomething Maggie (Greta Gerwig) was charting a course for single motherhood when she fell hard for John (Ethan Hawke), an adjunct professor stuck in the shadow of─and a difficult marriage to─the overbearingly accomplished academic Georgette (Julianne Moore). Flash forward a few years, when Maggie’s had her fill of John’s eccentricities…and starts conniving a scheme to reunite him with his ex. Rebecca Miller’s subversive farce co-stars Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Travis Fimmel, and Wallace Shawn. 99 min.

The Duel

In the 1860s, Texas Ranger David Kingston (Liam Hemsworth) was sent to investigate a border town that the charismatic preacher Abraham (Woody Harrelson) was running like his own personal fiefdom…with the power of life and death over the locals. Can the lawman stop his reign─and settle a personal score─before his own wife (Alice Braga) falls under the maniacal minister’s sway? Atmospheric oater co-stars Emory Cohen, William Sadler, Raphael Sbarge. 110 min.

Ratchet & Clank

Based on the first in the popular series of video games, this exciting computer-animated sci-fi tale chronicles the adventures of Ratchet, a mechanic and member of the alien Lombax species, and his robot companion Clank. The pair finds themselves becoming unlikely heroes when they help the brave Galactic Rangers try to foil the sinister Chairman Drek’s plan to destroy the entire Solana Galaxy. James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Rosario Dawson, and Sylvester Stallone supply voices. 95 min.

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Born into crushing poverty in late-19th-century India, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) proved out to be a mathematical prodigy before he reached his teens. By the 1910s, his reputation drew the notice of celebrated Cambridge professor G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and the mentorship and bond that developed over the short balance of Ramanujan’s life─that weathered the academic community’s skepticism of the self-taught genius’s theories─is memorably dramatized in this effort. Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry, Toby Jones, and Jeremy Northam also star. 108 min.