New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of November 1 – November 6
By Harley Lond – 10/31/22 at 11:36 PM CT
FROM THE BIG SCREEN
“Top Gun: Maverick” (2022) After greater than 30 years of service as a prime naval aviator, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is the place he belongs, pushing the envelope as a brave check pilot. Yet, Maverick should confront the ghosts of his previous when he returns to TOP GUN to coach a gaggle of elite graduates and comes face-to-face with Lt. Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of his former wingman, “Goose”. Bitter rivalries ignite because the pilots put together for a specialised mission, which would require the last word sacrifice from these chosen to fly it. Vitals: Director: Joseph Kosinski. Stars: Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Bashir Salahuddin, Jon Hamm, Charles Parnell, Monica Barbaro, Lewis Pullman, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Glen Powell, Ed Harris. 2022, CC, MPAA ranking: PG-13, 130 min., Action, North American field workplace gross: $673.822 million, worldwide $1.378 billion, Paramount. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Blu-ray Extras:“Cleared for Take Off,” “Breaking New Ground – Filming Top Gun: Maverick,” “A Love Letter to Aviation,” “Forging the Darkstar,” two music movies. Read more here
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If the entire world is bad, why shouldn’t we be? In “Daisies” (1966 – Czechoslovakia), adopting this insolent attitude as their guiding philosophy, a pair of hedonistic young women (Ivana Karbanová and Jitka Cerhová), both named Marie, embark on a gleefully debauched odyssey of gluttony, giddy destruction, and antipatriarchal resistance, in which nothing is safe from their nihilistic pursuit of pleasure. But what happens when the fun is over? Matching her anarchic message with an equally radical aesthetic, director Vera Chytilová, with the close collaboration of cinematographer Jaroslav Kucera, unleashes an optical storm of fluctuating film stocks, kaleidoscopic montages, cartoonish stop-motion cutouts, and surreal costumes designed by Ester Krumbachová, who also cowrote the script. The result is Daisies, the most defiant provocation of the Czechoslovak New Wave, an exuberant call to rebellion aimed squarely at those who uphold authoritarian oppression in any form. In a Blu-ray debut, with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. From The Criterion Collection. Read more here.
BUZZIN’ THE ‘B’s:
“Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul” (2022), starring Regina Hall, Sterling Okay. Brown, Austin Crute and Nicole Beharie, is a satirical comedy starring Hall as Trinitie Childs – the proud first woman of a Southern Baptist megachurch, who collectively together with her husband Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs (Brown), as soon as served a congregation within the tens of 1000’s. But after a scandal forces their church to briefly shut, Trinitie and Lee-Curtis should reopen their church and rebuild their congregation to make the most important comeback that commodified faith has ever seen. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Universal … In “At Close Range” (1986), a teenage farm boy searching for pleasure finds himself on a collision course along with his smooth-talking gang chief father on this story primarily based on the story of real-life killer Bruce Johnston. Oscar-winner Sean Penn and Oscar-winner Christopher Walken star on this horrifying saga of an American felony household. Juvenile delinquent Brad Whitewood, Jr. (Penn) is aware of about petty theft, however he desires massive cash – sufficient to blow the lid off his boring life, sufficient to get out of city and to search out his ol’ man (Walken). He desires to be like his dad, a big-time thief, who is aware of “the business.” Seductive and sinister, Brad’s father is filled with poisonous knowledge that makes his illicit life seem eerily attractive. But when Brad witnesses his father intentionally killing somebody, he realizes he might not solely be in over his head … he may lose it for good. Co-stars Candy Clark, Stephen Geoffreys, David Strathairn, Kiefer Sutherland, Christopher Penn, Crispin Glover, Mary Stuart Masterson and Tracey Walter. On Blu-ray from MVD Rewind Collection … In “Hex” (2022), starring Kayla Adams, Matthew Holcomb and Bryan David Roberts, six excessive thrill-seekers get extra pleasure than they will deal with on this intense, pulse-pounding action-horror story. Loner Sarah joins a crew of skydivers to assist them execute a harmful formation bounce referred to as “The Hex,” ignoring warnings that the act could also be cursed. While efficiently performing the stunt, one of many jumpers vanishes into skinny air. Later, because the survivors seek for him, surreal and lethal occasions afflict every of them in flip – however will Sarah likewise succumb to the wrath of The Hex? From Lionsgate.
In “The Good Boss” (2022 – Spain), Academy Award Winner Javier Bardem stars as Blanco, proprietor of Básculas Blanco, a Spanish firm producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish city, which awaits the upcoming go to from a committee that may resolve in the event that they advantage an area Business Excellence award: every thing needs to be good when the time comes. Working towards the clock, Blanco pulls out all of the stops to handle and resolve points along with his staff, crossing each conceivable line within the course of. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Cohen Media Group … “Summer Ghost” (2021 – Japan) An city legend says that lighting fireworks at an deserted airfield will beckon the “summer ghost,” a spirit that may reply any query. Three youngsters, Tomoya, Aoi, and Ryo, every have their very own motive to indicate up someday. When a ghost named Ayane seems, she reveals she is simply seen to these “who are about to touch their death.” Compelled by the ghost and her message, Tomoya begins repeatedly visiting the airfield to uncover the true goal of her visits. Inspired by one in all his personal drawings, the directorial debut from the celebrated Japanese illustrator loundraw brings his lush visible sensibility to a supernatural drama in regards to the pains of rising up, and the significance of residing life to the fullest. On Blu-ray, from GKIDS/Shout Factory … “Two Films by Patrice Leconte: Felix and Lola & Love Street:” “Felix and Lola:” (2001) Bumper automotive operator Felix (Philippe Torreton) falls in love with Lola (Charlotte Gainsbourg) one evening as she rides the vehicles spherical and spherical, alone. He’s touched by the disappointment in her eyes. When she vanishes, he discovers that she’s tied to a mysterious previous – a previous that he must confront. How far will he go to set her free? “Love Street” (2002) In 1945 Paris, the Oriental Palace brothel is about to be closed down. Marion (Laetitia Casta) is likely one of the Palace’s prostitutes, however she goals of a singing profession. Petit Louis (Patrick Timsit) was raised in brothels and is the Palace’s handyman. He is head over heels in love with Marion, however is aware of she is going to by no means be his, so he tries to make her goals of one other life come true. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Cohen Film Collection.
“Loving Highsmith” (2022)is a novel take a look at the lifetime of celebrated American writer Patricia Highsmith primarily based on her diaries and notebooks and the intimate reflections of her lovers, family and friends. Focusing on Highsmith’s quest for love and her troubled identification, the movie sheds new mild on her life and writing. Most of Highsmith’s novels have been tailored for the massive display; the very best identified of those are “Strangers on a Train” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” “Carol,” a partly autobiographic novel, was the primary lesbian story with a cheerful ending to be printed in Fifties America. But Highsmith herself was pressured to steer a double life and needed to disguise her vibrant amorous affairs from her household and the general public. Only in her unpublished writings did she mirror on her non-public life. Excerpts from these notes voiced by Gwendoline Christie, fantastically interwoven with archival materials of her and her most well-known novel variations, create a vivid, touching portrait of one of the crucial fascinating feminine writers. From Zeitgeist Films.
FROM TV TO DISC:
“Euphoria: Seasons 1 and 2” (2019-22) is a five-disc set with all 15 episodes plus the two particular episodes that bridge seasons 1 and a pair of. Multimedia famous person Zendaya stars on this HBO drama sequence that follows a gaggle of high-school college students as they navigate a mine discipline of medicine, intercourse, identification, trauma, social media, love and friendship in right now’s more and more unstable world. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Warner.
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