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Digital Week - September 17th

4K - UHD of the Week Daybreakers (Lionsgate) As a bloodsucker flick, 2009’s Daybreakers tries something different: in a world inhabited by vampires, humans are the outcasts. But this clever conceit can’t sustain an entire movie, which

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Digital Week - September 10th

Blu-rays of the Week Fists in the Pocket (Criterion Collection) Marco Bellocchio’s remarkable and shocking 1965 debut is a fascinatingly repellent study of one of the most dysfunctional families ever presented onscreen. Lou Castel, who chillingly

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Digital Week - September 3rd

Blu-rays of the Week The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (Criterion) As in most of his films, family disappointments are explored in this achingly exquisite 1952 drama by Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu (1903-63). As a marriage slowly but painfully

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Digital Week - August 27th

Blu-rays of the Week The Koker Trilogy (Criterion) Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, who died in 2016, was best-known for his loosely structured trilogy of films set in his country’s Koker region: 1987’s Where Is the Friend’s House?, 1992’s And

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Digital Week - August 20th

Blu-rays of the Week Buster Keaton Collection, Volume 3—Seven Chances/Battling Butler (Cohen Film Collection) The latest Buster Keaton release comprises two of the comic genius’ lesser-known efforts. 1925’s Seven Chances, an inspired piece of

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Digital Week - August 13th

DVD Boxed Set of the Week The Best of the Carol Burnett Show—50th Anniversary Edition (Time/Life) The funniest woman to ever appear on television—sorry, Lucille Ball—Carol Burnett hosted her comedy-variety show for 11 seasons (1967-78), and

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Digital Week - August 6th

Blu-rays of the Week Ash Is Purest White (Cohen Media) In Jia Zhangke’s latest saga about contemporary China, Qiao—devoted companion of crime boss Bin—goes to jail for five years after taking the rap for Bin’s unlicensed gun but finds he’s

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Digital Week - July 30th

4K/UHD Disc of the Week The Doors (Lionsgate) Oliver Stone’s 1991 biopic tries to turn the Doors lead singer Jim Morrison’s drug-fueled personality—which culminated in his death at age 27 in a Paris bathtub—into something more than a simple

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Digital Week - July 23rd

Blu-rays of the Week The Baker’s Wife (Criterion) In Marcel Pagnol’s hilarious and affecting 1938 classic, a baker in a French village stops making bread after his beloved wife leaves him for a local shepherd; meanwhile, desperate villagers decide to

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Digital Week - July 16th

Asher Angel and Zachary Levi are in fine form as teenage Billy and his superhero alter ego

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Digital Week - July 9th

Blu-rays of the Week Corvette Summer (Warner Archive) Matthew Robbins’ breathless 1978 comic romance stars Mark Hamill (fresh off Star Wars) as a high school mechanic who improbably sets out for Vegas when the beloved Corvette he was working on

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Digital Week - July 2nd

Blu-rays of the Week War and Peace (Criterion Criterion) Sergei Bondarchuk’s massive four-part film adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s sprawling novel about Russia’s victory over Napoleon’s invading army in 1812 has attained mythic status by virtue of

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Digital Week - June 25th

Blu-rays of the Week La vie de Jesus (Criterion Collection) French director Bruno Dumont has made alternately hypnotic and infuriating dramas about individuals approaching states of grace in their singular ways; in that sense, he’s a legitimate

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Digital Week - June 18th

Blu-rays of the Week A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (Criterion) The films composing Ingmar Bergman’s so-called “faith” trilogy—1961’s Through a Glass Darkly and 1963’s Winter Light and The Silence, all masterly explorations of placing God and

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Digital Week - June 11th

4K Release of the Week Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman and Robin (Warner Bros) The Batman films made between 1989 and 1997 return in new 4K editions that provide more visual clarity than ever. Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman

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Digital Week - May 22nd

Blu-rays of the Week Cold Pursuit (Lionsgate) Liam Neeson, who has played a mild-mannered, middle-aged regular guy action hero in his most recent movies, plays another wronged father who tracks down members of the drug gang he holds responsible

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Digital Week - May 14th

Blu-rays of the Week Funny Games (Criterion) German enfant terrible Michael Haneke made this provocative, self-reflexive thriller in 1997, and its defects—obviousness, humorlessness, pointlessness—are still in glaring evidence, although it must

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Digital Week - May 7th

Blu-ray of the Week All About Lily Chou-Chou (Film Movement Classics) Shunji Iwai’s often mesmerizing 2001 drama follows two boys who are huge fans of a superstar pop singer named Lily Chou-Chou: we see how music can make a difference in

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