On DVD This Week: Get Out, Logan, and More

by | May 22, 2017 | Comments

Two of 2017’s biggest early hits arrive this week — namely Jordan Peele’s near universally acclaimed horror debut and Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine — but we’ve also got an Oscar-nominated animated film and a couple of well-received indie horror flicks, among other things. Read on for the full list.

My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) 98%

This stop-motion animated tale — nominated for Best Animated Feature — follows an orphan who moves into a foster home and slowly learns to trust his new family. Special features include a making-of featurette and an additional stop-motion animated short.

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Get Out (2017) 99%

Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams star in Jordan Peele’s smash hit directorial debut, a thriller about a black man who’s invited to his white girlfriend’s hometown for a weekend and discovers some disturbing secrets about her family. It comes with deleted scenes, an alternate ending, a Q&A with Peele and the cast (hosted by Chance the Rapper), and more.

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Logan (2017) 93%

Hugh Jackman’s swan song as Wolverine catches up with him as an aging, broken man who takes to the road with Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and a young mutant (Dafne Keen) in hopes of delivering her to freedom. Bonus features include a commentary track featuring director James Mangold, a black-and-white version of the film, deleted scenes, and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

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XX (2017) 72%

This horror anthology film includes four stories all directed by women — including Karyn Kusama and Annie Clark (aka singer/songwriter St. Vincent) — framed by stop-motion animated segments. No information on special features is currently available.

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Rock Dog (2017) 47%

Luke Wilson and Eddie Izzard provide voices for this animated tale about a Tibetan mastiff who moves to the city to pursue his rock ‘n’ roll dreams. Extras include a making-of featurette, behind-the-scenes footage of the voice cast, a look at the animation process, and more.

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The Great Wall (2017) 35%

Matt Damon and Willem Dafoe star in Zhang Yimou’s fantastical action epic about a group of elite soldiers in ancient China whose sole job is to defend against the invasion of vicious monsters. Special features include deleted and extended scenes, a featurette on Damon’s experiences in China, a profile of Yimou, a look at the visual effects, and more.

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Dheepan (2016) 87%

– Criterion Collection

This week from Criterion, we have Jacques Audiard’s harrowing drama about a Tamil soldier who flees war-torn Sri Lanka but finds himself in an equally volatile Paris neighborhood in the midst of a drug war. It comes with a commentary track, new interviews with Audiard and star Antonythasan Jesuthasan, deleted scenes, and more.

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Also Available This Week:

  • Arrow Video is releasing a 2-disc Special Edition Blu-ray of Wolf Guy, starring Sonny Chiba in a Japanese cult film about the last surviving member of a clan of werewolves who attempts to solve a vast conspiracy and avoid the shadowy forces hoping to harvest his blood.
  • Also from Arrow comes Cops vs Thugs, a little-seen Kinji Fukusaku (Battle Royale) crime thriller about a detective trying to hold his city together amid a gang war between rival yakuza factions..
  • Finally, also from Arrow, we have a 6-disc Limited Edition collection of Jacques Rivette films that were intended to be a quartet of genre-spanning interconnected tales, but only two of which he completed, due to poor health.

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