In-home Releases: November 21, 2017
New films and TV shows have been released on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra, and Digital HD today (November 21, 2017), 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
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Birth of the Dragon
The Fall: Season 3
The Fall: Complete Collection
The Librarians: Season 3
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The Complete Series
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXIX
Jabberwocky (The Criterion Collection)
American Assassin (Digital HD)
Despicable Me 3 (Digital HD)
Thoughts on This Week’s In-home Releases
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets bombed in theaters, as I thought it would, based on its effects-heavy trailers. I don’t see it doing any better on home video. Some of the curious may rent or buy Luc Besson‘s latest. Personally, I would choose Leon: The Professional.
Of the thrillers released this week on DVD, Blu-ray, 4k Ultra, and Digital HD, The Villainess looks like it has the most to offer. From reviews for the film, the stunt work is supposedly top notch.
FilmBook writer Sam Joseph had this to say about the film:
The Villainess was not just a revenge flick, and certainly not a redemption story. Despite Byung-gil Jung’s claim of no plans for a sequel/ franchise, The Villainess was essentially a titular origin story. I think the real twist to the tale was the fact that the spectacle on the screen did not depict the actions of a monster, created by outside forces, seeking a semblance of normalcy; but rather the fact that normalcy was never a part of the equation, leaving nothing but monstrous revenge.
You can read the full review here.
Birth of the Dragon is the other thriller of note this week while Jungle is up in the air. I haven’t read good or bad things about Jungle but its trailer was rock solid.
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