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On DVD This Week: Game of Thrones, Finding Dory, Better Call Saul, and More

by | November 14, 2016 | Comments

There’s a lot to look forward to on home video this week, from a couple of award-winning TV series and another Pixar animated hit to an acclaimed music doc, a bizarre Nicolas Cage movie, and a few classics from Criterion. Read on for the full list.


Better Call Saul: Season 2 (2016) 97%

AMC’s follow-up to Breaking Bad follows Bob Odenkirk’s character before he became Saul Goodman, when he was still known as Jimmy McGill, a scheming attorney who falls into some hard times and partners up with former cop Mike Ehrmantraut. The season two set comes with a gag reel, a table read of the season premiere, a number of featurettes, Jimmy’s various TV commercials, and more.

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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years (2016) 96%

This Certified Fresh documentary by Ron Howard offers a new look at the titular period in the Fab Four’s history. The release comes with an extra disc of just bonus material, including over 100 minutes of special features covering the band’s early career and five rare full-length performances.

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Finding Dory (2016) 94%

Pixar’s sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo turns the tables, as Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) sets off to find her family and Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) attempt to track her down. Special features include inside looks at the various challenges of creating the film, from building a story to animating complex characters, the Pixar short film Piper, interview snippets with characters from the film, and more.

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Game of Thrones: Season 6 (2016) 94%

The latest season of HBO’s megahit fantasy drama included several big revelations and plot developments, focusing on a narrower cast of players as they independently maneuvered ever closer to the iron throne and prepared for an imminent supernatural battle. The season six set comes with in-episode guides, 18 pieces of GoT lore as explained by the characters themselves, an in-depth look at the creation of the epic battle in episode nine, and more. Note: A complete set of seasons 1-6 is also available

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My Mother (2015) 84%

This Certified Fresh French-Italian drama centers on a film director dealing with an ill mother at home and on-set problems with a testy American actor. Information on special features is currently unavailable.

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Army of One (2016) 25%

Nicolas Cage and Russell Brand star in this comedy about a handyman who receives a vision from God and travels alone to Pakistan to hunt down Osama bin Laden. Information on special features is currently unavailable.

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Breathless (1959) 96%

– Criterion Collection

The first of this week’s Criterion releases is a new standalone Blu-ray of Jean-Luc Godard’s French New Wave masterpiece. Previously available in a now out-of-print combo pack, this Blu-ray comes with the same extras, including interviews with Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, and Jean-Pierre Melville, a feature-length making-of doc, a 1959 short by Godard and starring Belmondo, and more.

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Punch-Drunk Love (2002) 79%

– Criterion Collection

Next up is Paul Thomas Anderson’s oddball comedy about a salesman (Adam Sandler) prone to erupt in temper tantrums who falls in love when his sister sets him up with an English woman (Emily Watson) who has a few quirks of her own. The release comes with deleted scenes, a 2002 short by Anderson and starring Sandler and Watson, a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the soundtrack, and more.

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Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990) 68%

– Criterion Collection

And lastly, we have Akira Kurosawa’s anthology film, a collection of eight vignettes culled from the Japanese auteur’s own dreams, which manifest in childlike visions, apocalyptic nightmares, and mythical encounters. Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this release includes a 150-minute making-of doc, a new audio commentary, a 50-minute 2011 documentary featuring Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Martin Scorsese, and Hayao Miyazaki, and more.

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