“Jigsaw,” “Thank You for Your Service,” and More of This Week’s New Releases

This week’s new DVD and Blu-ray releases include everything from the latest entry in the franchise that just won’t day to powerful dramas, weirdo cult films, and TV favorites. Check out what titles you will want to watch in the week ahead!


Five people are horrifically tortured in an old barn while being forced to confess their sins. Two cops and two forensic pathologists investigate a series of ghastly slayings. It all sure seems like crazed killer Jigsaw’s style…but he’s been dead for more than 10 years. Is there a copycat on the loose continuing his blood-soaked work? Eighth entry in the long-running horror franchise stars Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson, and Tobin Bell.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Cincinnati cardiologist Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) lived an ordinary existence with his wife (Nicole Kidman) and kids…but on the quiet, he maintained an odd, paternal relationship with damaged teenager Martin (Barry Keoghan). As Murphy’s children began to manifest strange illnesses, Martin takes the opportunity to insinuate himself into the doctor’s home life…and as the shocking true nature of their bond is revealed, so too is the boy’s twisted endgame. Yorgos Lanthimos’ unnerving thriller co-stars Alicia Silverstone, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, Bill Camp.

Thank You for Your Service

American Sniper screenwriter Jason Hall wrote and directed this intense, character-driven drama, based on David Finkel’s non-fiction book. Three U.S. soldiers (Miles Teller, Beulah Koale, Joe Cole) return from service in Iraq to find their war is far from over as each man deals with varying degrees of PTSD, leading one to suicide and forcing the others to carry on while dealing with the government bureaucracy delaying the treatment they desperately need. Haley Bennett, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Amy Schumer co-star.

The Sword and the Claw

They took his money. They took his family. And now, they’ve taken his hands. But they can never take his revenge! Exploding from the same hallucinogenic netherworld as Turkish Star Wars, this incredible epic stars Turkish genre legend Cuneyt Arkin in his most iconic role. It’s Conan the Barbarian meets The Three Stooges meets Dolemite with more lo-fi bloodshed, pop-art visuals, and bizarro dubbing than the boundaries of reality can handle.

The Paper Chase: The Final Season

Based on the novel and film of the same name, this acclaimed series aired on CBS from 1978-79 and on Showtime from 1983-86, chronicling the struggles of James T. Hart (James Stephens) and his fellow law students as they tried to make their way at a prestigious Ivy League school. Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane, Robert Ginty also starred, with John Houseman reprising his Oscar-winning role as Charles W. Kingsfield, the campus’s most-feared professor. All six episodes from the final season are included in this two-disc set.


Dario Argento’s stylish, pulse-pounding giallo focuses on Betty, a beautiful young soprano (Cristina Marsillach) understudying in a production of Verdi’s “Macbeth,” who experiences the legendary curse of Shakespeare’s tragedy firsthand. A psychopathic killer haunts the famous La Scala Opera House with a violent series of grisly murders, and makes Betty his ultimate quest. Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini, Daria Nicolodi, and William McNamara co-star in this Italian thriller. AKA: “Terror at the Opera.”