In-Home Releases: October 17, 2017
New films and TV shows have been released on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra, and Digital HD today (October 17, 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
American Gods: Season 1
Batman vs. Two-Face
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume VI
Samurai Jack: The Complete Series
Barry Lyndon (The Criterion Collection)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (The Criterion Collection)
The Dark Tower (Digital HD)
Kidnap (Digital HD)
Thoughts on This Week’s In-home Releases
Spider-Man: Homecoming is arguablely the best Spider-Man film-to-date. It not only explored its hero, it took time to explore its villain as well. There was a subtlety to the film that was not found in previous Spider-Man films e.g. “Go show my daughter a good time. Just not too good.”
FilmBook writer Reggie Peralta reviewed Spider-Man: Homecoming and had this to say about the film:
Yet despite the bad taste the old Sony trilogy left in my mouth and Marvel’s own mixed movie record, Jon Watts’ take on our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man steers well clear of any of its predecessors’ mistakes and reaches a greatness that has been sorely lacking from the superhero genre as of late.
A movie, much less a thriller, that spends as much time being quiet as Lady Macbeth might sound like a chore to sit through but the story it tells and the way it tells it make it very much worth the time and effort spent watching it.
Next to Spider-Man: Homecoming and American Gods, Shot Caller is the stand-out release this month. It is a nuanced crime film that doesn’t go where the viewer expects – its greatest strength next to its lead character. Reggie Peralta thought the same:
A movie takes as many chances as Shot Caller does easily could have ended up a disaster, but it deftly navigates each risk it takes and leaves viewers with a weighty but fast-paced narrative that makes one think about the uncomfortable fact that there are not only people in the prison system who might have a story like Money’s but that there actually are people who just might belong there.
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