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In-Home Releases: October 17, 2017: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, AMERICAN GODS, SHOTCALLER, & More

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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

Spider-Man: Homecoming
American Gods: Season 1
Lady Macbeth
Shot Caller
Girls Trip
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.

I had the pleasure of watching ever single episode of Season One of Starz’s American Gods (reviews – episodes: 1, 4, 6, 7, 8) and I am looking forward to Season Two.

Lady Macbeth made the film festival rounds this year. Reggie Peralta was able to review it at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival and had this to say:

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.

Let us know your thoughts and which new In-Home Releases for October 17, 2017 you plan on purchasing (or renting) below in the comments section. Readers seeking more In-Home release news can visit our Home Entertainment News Page. Want up-to-the-minute notifications? FilmBook staff members publish articles by Email, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Facebook.

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A Political Science and MBA grad who started FilmBook during an eCommerce B-School course in 2008. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook, he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions. He has also created ProMovieBlogger.com and Trending Awards.com.

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