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On DVD This Week: Ghostbusters, The Legend of Tarzan, and More

by | October 10, 2016 | Comments

This week on home video, we’ve got a blockbuster comedy reboot, a retelling of a familiar legend, the fifth chapter in an animated franchise, a true-life thriller, and more. Read on for the full list.


Blood Father (2016) 89%

Mel Gibson stars in this action thriller about an ex-con who takes on a dangerous drug cartel in order to protect his daughter. The release comes with a single behind-the-scenes featurette.

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Ghostbusters (2016) 73%

Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones star in Paul Feig’s contemporary reboot of the popular comedy, about a group of scientists (and one MTA worker) who band together to fight supernatural threats in New York City. This extended edition of the film contains 15 extra minutes of footage (as well as the theatrical cut) and extras like gag reels, deleted and alternate scenes, a handful of featurettes, and more.

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The Infiltrator (2016) 71%

Bryan Cranston stars in this real-life drama about an undercover US Customs agent who enters Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking operation in an effort to build a case and bring down his financial support system. Special features include a commentary with Cranston and director Brad Furman, deleted scenes, and a pair of making-of featurettes.

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The Legend of Tarzan (2016) 35%

Alexander Skarsgård and Margot Robbie star in this new adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs tale, about a man raised by apes who returns to the jungle as a trade emissary and discovers there are evil forces at play. Six featurettes are included.

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Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) 18%

Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, and Denis Leary reprise their voice roles in the latest in the Ice Age franchise, which finds Manny and the gang in peril when Scrat inadvertently sets off a chain of cataclysmic events on Earth in his eternal pursuit of an acorn. Included are seven featurettes and an image gallery.

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Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016) 4%

Hot off the second presidential debate, we have Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary, which seeks to chronicle the history of the Democratic Party and offer some insights into candidate Hillary Clinton’s political motivations. Extras include extended scenes and interviews, deleted scenes, and breakdown of the visual effects employed.

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Adventure Time: Season 6 (2014) 100%

This Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning animated series from the Cartoon Network follows the adventures of a boy and his best friend, a talking dog, who live in the surreal, fantastical Land of Ooo. The season six set includes a featurette, song demos, animatics, and galleries.

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Boyhood (2014) 97%

– Criterion Collection

The first of two Criterion Collection releases is Richard Linklater’s Oscar-winning drama chronicling the ups and down of a young boy and his family over the course of 12 years. The Blu-ray comes with a new commentary track with Linklater an nine members of the cast and crew, a new doc on the film’s production, a new discussion between Linklater and stars Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane, and more.

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McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) 84%

– Criterion Collection

Lastly, Criterion also brings us a new release of Robert Altman’s western starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie, about a man who builds a brothel in a budding frontier town with the help of an experienced madame. Extras include a 2002 commentary track with Altman and producer David Foster, a new making-of doc, a featurette from the original 1970 production, and more.

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