This week on home video, we’ve got the stylized sequel to a historical action film, a doppleganger thriller, and a magic-filled misfire from Akiva Goldsman. Then, we’ve got a couple of acclaimed television series and a bunch of smaller films and TV shows. Read on for details:
Also available this week:
- Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (98%), a Certified Fresh documentary on the octogenarian Broadway and television star.
- What Richard Did (94%), a drama about an Irish teen whose life changes when he violently attacks another boy over a girl.
- Rob the Mob (83%), starring Michael Pitt and Andy Garcia in a drama about a young petty criminal who becomes obsessed with an ongoing trial that could bring down John Gotti.
- UK import The Wedding Video (71%), starring Robert Webb and Lucy Punch in a found-footage style mockumentary comedy about a best man recording the catastrophic events leading up to his buddy’s wedding.
- Blood Ties (49%), starring Clive Owen and Billy Crudup in a period crime thriller about an ex-con who returns to his life of crime, and his younger police officer brother who must choose between family and duty.
- Australian horror import Wolf Creek 2 (48%), in which serial killer Mick Taylor stalks another poor outback tourist.
- Season one of FX’s Certified Fresh police drama The Bridge (90%), which follows a Mexican detective (Demian Bichir) and an American detective (Diane Kruger) who work together to track down a killer who has committed crimes on both sides of the border.
- Season one of Lifetime’s Witches of East End (70%), a supernatural drama about a pair of young witches learning the tricks of the trade from their mother.
- And finally, one selection from the Criterion Collection: Richard Lester’s 1964 comedy A Hard Day’s Night (99%) starring the Beatles in their first film, which opened at the height of Beatlemania.