Only a few noteworthy titles surface on the home video market this week, and only one of them got anything close to a wide release in theaters. With that in mind, your choices include the Veronica Mars movie, a well-received drama, a clunky heist movie, and a handful of other smaller titles. Read on for details:
Also available this week:
- Burn (100%), a documentary chronicling a year in the life of a Detroit fire brigade.
- After the Dark (77%), a psychological thriller about a high school philosophy teacher posing a series of hypothetical apocalyptic scenarios to his class in order to test their reasoning skills.
- Generation War (63%), a German miniseries following five friends as their lives and relationships to each other change under Hitler’s reign.
- Swedish import Simon and the Oaks (53%), about a pair of young classmates whose families’ fates intertwine as World War II rages around them.
- The Art of the Steal (47%), starring Kurt Russell and Matt Dillon in a heist comedy about two half-brothers who attempt to steal the Gutenberg Bible.
- And lastly, from the Criterion Collection, we have a new DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of Billy Wilder’s scathing 1951 critique of media culture, Ace in the Hole (86%), starring Kirk Douglas as a disgraced reporter who puts a man’s life at risk purely to generate headlines.