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New On DVD in December: Game of Thrones, Dunkirk, Twin Peaks and More

by | December 4, 2017 | Comments

It’s your last chance to pick up a holiday gift for the movie lover in your life, and conveniently enough, there are a number of big titles hitting the home video market in December. Pick up the penultimate season of HBO’s global hit Game of Thrones, Christopher Nolan’s World War II film Dunkirk, or catch up on Showtime’s return to Twin Peaks, among other choices, though if you’re looking for a last minute Christmas gift, there are a few titles that won’t release in time. Read on for the entire December list.


Arriving December 5

 

The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) 96%

This Certified Fresh comedy from Israel centers on a group of women who fight against their synagogue’s new rabbi and his ultra-traditionalist message. Information on special features is currently unavailable.

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Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2017) 94%

Cult auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky’s surreal autobiographical film focuses on the years he spent during the 1940s as an aspiring poet in Chile against his families wishes that he attend medical school. Information on special features is currently unavailable.

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Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) 94%

Showtime revisits the locale of David Lynch’s beloved drama 25 years after the original series’ events, as mysterious new events take place in the titular northwestern town. The limited series set comes with a number of in-depth behind-the-scenes featurettes, a photo gallery, a trio of making-of featurettes, a collection of promos produced by Lynch, and more.

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Gook (2017) 94%

Justin Chon’s unflinching drama traces the relationship between a pair of Korean-American brothers and an 11-year-old black girl in South Central Los Angeles against the backdrop of the Rodney King trial and the 1992 L.A. riots. Information on special features is currently unavailable.

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Better Watch Out (2017) 86%

Olivia DeJonge and Levi Miller star in this Christmas-set thriller about a babysitter locked in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a home invader. It comes with a making-of featurette.

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Despicable Me 3 (2017) 59%

Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig return to lend their voices to the third installment of the Despicable Me franchise, which finds Gru facing off against a former child star and reuniting with his long-lost twin brother Dru. Extras include an extra animated short, a making-of doc, character and location profiles, a deleted scene, and more.

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American Assassin (2017) 34%

Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton star in this spy thriller about a CIA recruit whose thirst for revenge against the terrorists who killed his fiancée helps fuel a preternatural potential that his trainer seeks to mold. Bonus features include a making-of doc, a profile of O’Brien’s character, an inside look at the training and stunt work, and more.

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Arriving December 12

 

Game of Thrones: Season 7 (2017) 95%

The seventh season of HBO’s massive fantasy series based on George R.R. Martin’s novels was shorter by a few episodes but delivered a number of moments fans have been waiting for, all leading up to the epic battle between humanity and the White Walkers. Available in a few different packages, the Blu-ray comes with a two-part featurette detailing the production design, a behind-the-scenes featurette one of the season’s key moments, and audio commentary tracks.

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The Trip to Spain (2017) 81%

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon take another road trip — this time through Spain — during which the pair sample delicious food and engage in their trademark deadpan banter. Information on special features is currently unavailable.

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Detroit (2017) 84%

John Boyega and Will Poulter lead an ensemble cast in Kathryn Bigelow’s harrowing account of one of the events that took place during the 1967 race riots in the titular city. It comes with a profile of the true story behind the film, a look at the cast, a comparison of the city’s past and present, and more.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) 52%

Taron Egerton and Channing Tatum lead an all-star cast in this sequel about British super-spy Eggsy Unwin, who must team up with his American counterparts, the Statesmen, to unravel a conspiracy that left the Kingsmen decimated. Extras include a multi-part making-of documentary, a breakdown of one of the car chases, and multiple image galleries of concept art and stills from the set.

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Home Again (2017) 32%

Reese Witherspoon stars in this romantic comedy as a single mom whose life is upended when she decides to house a trio of younger men. It comes with a commentary track featuring writer-director Hallie Meyers-Shyer and producer Nancy Meyers.

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Arriving December 19

 

Stronger (2017) 92%

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany star in David Gordon Green’s inspirational true story about Jeff Bauman, a man who lost his legs during the Boston Marathan bombing in 2013 and became a symbol of hope. It includes a making-of featurette.

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Dunkirk (2017) 92%

Christopher Nolan’s ensemble World War II film depicts the incredible evacuation of Allied forces from the French beaches of Dunkirk from three different perspectives. It comes with a slew of featurettes covering everything from the story behind the film to the production design, the use of tension, and various other aspects of the film.

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mother! (2017) 69%

Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star in Darren Aronofsky’s controversial drama/thriller about a woman who begins to believe she’s losing her mind when her poet husband allows a pair of uninvited guests to stay with them. Bonus features include a look at the makeup effects and an examination of the film’s central theme.

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Victoria & Abdul (2017) 66%

Judi Dench and Ali Fazal star in Stephen Frears’ drama centering on the unlikely friendship that developed between Queen Victoria and a young clerk from India. Extras include a cast profile of Dench and Fazal and a featurette on the look of the film.

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The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) 55%

This third entry in the LEGO franchise features the voices of Dave Franco, Jackie Chan, and Olivia Munn in a story about a young Master Builder who must join with his ninja friends to battle The Worst Guy Ever for the fate of Ninjago City. It comes with a wealth of special features, including several music videos and animated shorts, PSAs, making-of featurettes, and more.

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Leatherface (2017) 31%

Stephen Dorff and Lili Taylor star in this prequel to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise looking back at the origin story of the infamous killer of the title. It comes with a making-of featurette, six deleted scenes, and an alternate ending.

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Arriving December 26

 

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) 92%

Vince Vaughn stars in S. Craig Zahler’s (Bone Tomahawk) crime thriller about a former boxer who is sent to prison and forced to embark on a violent quest to murder an inmate in a far more violent facility. Extras include a making-of featurette and a Q&A from Beyond Fest.

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Manhunt: UNABOMBER (2017) 92%

Paul Bettany and Sam Worthington star in this Discovery Channel limited series that recreates the FBI search for Ted Kaczynski. The season set comes with featurettes on criminal profiling, Kaczynski himself, and Kaczyinski’s infamous manifesto.

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Mayhem (2017) 82%

Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving star in this action thriller about a fired employee who discovers he’s trapped in the office with former co-workers who’ve been infected with a deadly virus. Special features include an audio commentary track and a making-of featurette.

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The Mountain Between Us (2017) 40%

Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star in this survival thriller about two strangers who must rely on each other to survive when their small plane crashes in the mountains of a remote part of Utah. It comes with a look at the chemistry between Winslet and Elba, the shooting location, and the stunts, as well as a photo gallery and deleted scenes.

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Flatliners (2017) 5%

Ellen Page and Diego Luna star in this remake of the 1990 supernatural thriller about medical students who induce near-death experiences in order to discover whether or not anything exists on the other side. Bonus features include deleted and extended scenes and a handful of making-of featurettes.

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