In-home Releases: March 13, 2018
New films and TV shows have been released on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra, and Digital HD today (March 13, 2018), including new Criterion Collection films. Some of these releases are on single discs while others come in large collections, filled with extras, behind-the-scenes footage, and cloud capabilities. Below you find a listing of those films and TV programs.
Our Picks of the Best DVDs, Blu-rays, 4K Ultras, and Digital HDs Out Today
Thoughts on This Week’s In-home Releases
My top pick for this week is the biography/black comedy The Disaster Artist. Directed by and starring James Franco, the film tells the true story of the making of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 ‘worst film of all-time’ The Room. Franco delivers one of his best performances, perfectly capturing the dialect and movements of Wiseau. His brother, Dave Franco, is also very good playing his best friend. The film has a surprising amount of emotion, and is a superb story of two friends, who are terrible at acting, trying to make it in Hollywood. I was surprised that Franco wasn’t at least nominated for Best Actor.
Award season films continue to come to home video, including Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water. Set in the 1960’s, at a top secret research facility, the film is about a mute janitor who forms a relationship with an amphibious creature. The film won 4 Academy Awards this year. I thought the film was a tad overrated, and felt that Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk should have won best director and picture.
Releasing courtesy of the Criterion Collection today is Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence. The film is based on the Edith Wharton novel, and is a story of forbidden love within the upper-class society of late 19th century New York during the Gilded Age. To me what has always stood out was even though the film seems foreign to the director’s usual style, it still has the central theme that he has explored in all of this work; the struggle of a man and who he want’s to be against conforming to what society expects him to be. One of Scorsese’s more underrated pictures, the film has powerhouse performances from Daniel Day-Lewis and Michelle Pfieffer, along with gorgeous cinematography and costume design.
Also releasing today is latest entry (and potentially last) in the DCEU, Justice League. A film plagued by production issues, having to bring in a new director (Joss Whedon) after initial filming had completed, it was quite a bold move by the studio to push for this to be released in 2017. It was released to terrible reviews among critics, and an underwhelming box office. The studio may have been better off polishing the CGI, and editing the film down to a more coherent story.
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