New on DVD & Blu-Ray: Home, The Water Diviner, and More

by | July 27, 2015 | Comments

This week brings yet another meager selection of new titles available on home video, including a so-so animated family film and Russell Crowe’s directorial debut. That said, however, we do still have a few notable choices for those willing to take some chances; they include an acclaimed drama starring Viggo Mortensen and an international cast, an unusual adventure from Hungary, and a couple of Lee Marvin films. Read on for details:

Home (2015) 50%

Jim Parsons voices an alien named Oh, whose species amicably takes over the Earth. When he makes a big mistake and becomes a fugitive himself, he ends up meeting a tween named Tip (Rihanna) and helps her locate her missing mother. Home includes a lot of short extras for the kids, including a dance-along video, music clips, and interactive dress-up ideas, as well as deleted scenes and a series of shorts.

The Water Diviner (2015) 62%

Russell Crowe stars in his own directorial debut as an Australian farmer who travels to Turkey to retrieve the bodies of his three sons, who served in the Battle of Gallipoli and are presumed dead. The disc contains just two special features: a making-of featurette and a piece on the Battle of Gallipoli.

Jauja (2015) 89%

Viggo Mortensen stars in this historical drama with some fantastical elements. During the 1880s, a Danish captain in Argentina sets out to locate his daughter, who has gone missing. Extras include a short film by director Lisandro Alonso, a press conference from the NY Film Festival, and a companion booklet.


White God (2015) 88%

This Certified Fresh Hungarian drama centers on a dog named Hagen, who is abandoned by his master’s father and subsequently begins a trek home, inciting a seemingly organized mongrel revolt in the process. Special features include a behind-the-scenes doc and interviews with both writer/director Kornél Mundruczó and the film’s animal coordinator.

Comet (2014) 41%

Justin Long and Emmy Rossum headline this star-crossed love story that takes place over six years, directed by Sam Esmail (creator and head writer for recent TV hit Mr. Robot). This film is available on DVD.

Monte Walsh (1970) 100%

In the first of two Lee Marvin movies to hit Blu-ray this week, Marvin and Jack Palance are a couple of cowhands in the waning days of the Old West, trying to adapt to a shifting world. The only special feature included is a theatrical trailer, but it’s the first time the film has found its way to Blu-ray.


Miracle Mile (1989) 89%

Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham star in this apocalyptic thriller about a man who intercepts a misdialed phone call that portends nuclear war and attempts to rescue the woman he loves. This film is also available on Blu-ray for the first time, though it contains no bonus features.

Prime Cut (1972) 70%

Lastly, in the second Lee Marvin film available, Marvin stars alongside Gene Hackman in this crime thriller as a mob enforcer sent to collect from a meatpacker who refuses to pay. Again, no special features to speak of except for the theatrical trailer.

Tag Cloud

DC Universe Disney Channel Lucasfilm cinemax Song of Ice and Fire jamie lee curtis Britbox Tumblr binge Valentine's Day ABC Family cops ITV Cartoon Network political drama Super Bowl Rocky Acorn TV Polls and Games TNT Animation Photos Red Carpet The Arrangement The CW Emmys MSNBC AMC APB Pop Paramount Network TCA Rom-Com Ovation singing competition ABC spy thriller Awards Warner Bros. Crackle Cosplay Star Trek travel Sundance PaleyFest GIFs justice league crime thriller mutant Infographic medical drama TV politics Oscars CBS All Access President 2015 Lifetime Schedule See It Skip It Election Superheroe unscripted anime 2017 Podcast CW Seed Sneak Peek TIFF Music YouTube Premium Esquire Reality Tomatazos Best and Worst Logo Nickelodeon El Rey TCA 2017 ratings USA Network Universal Action VH1 blaxploitation Bravo SDCC BET CNN Marvel First Look Marathons NYCC Spring TV Certified Fresh Shudder Mary Tyler Moore Western finale DC Comics Paramount cats Premiere Dates Amazon OWN Sci-Fi diversity E3 aliens Syfy ESPN National Geographic Musical BBC Winter TV Box Office San Diego Comic-Con Food Network Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Calendar Trivia hist Epix period drama Masterpiece robots crime transformers cooking zombies Rock Comedy Central E! based on movie sports Watching Series adventure Hulu dramedy Opinion GLAAD PBS Starz doctor who vampires streaming Video Games Superheroes cults talk show Ellie Kemper biography crime drama Shondaland science fiction Martial Arts CMT History Extras VICE war Sundance Now Christmas Interview DC streaming service Spike Holidays Nat Geo RT History Mindy Kaling dc docudrama Columbia Pictures USA social media serial killer American Society of Cinematographers dceu IFC Films romance Drama Fantasy Reality Competition GoT DirecTV SXSW A&E psycho Dark Horse Comics FOX Trailer golden globes Pirates Writers Guild of America Comics on TV Thanksgiving Mystery technology Star Wars Creative Arts Emmys comiccon Musicals Biopics Set visit Kids & Family Comedy Comic Book boxoffice police drama TruTV Summer Pixar Apple supernatural Winners 2016 harry potter TBS crossover Walt Disney Pictures historical drama TCM WGN Toys Country BBC America New York Comic Con Grammys zombie Fox News discovery 007 TV Land 21st Century Fox 24 frames Fall TV Adult Swim X-Men Freeform FXX IFC composers 20th Century Fox TLC sitcom Ghostbusters what to watch Showtime YA Character Guide YouTube Red HBO Disney Nominations Teen Netflix 45 Countdown MTV CBS Year in Review Lionsgate FX LGBTQ thriller Sony Pictures festivals Horror NBC SundanceTV