This week on home video, we’ve got a solid thriller starring the tragically lost Anton Yelchin, the latest film in the Divergent series, a zombie show with a twist, a couple of Certified Fresh indies, and more. Read on for details.
In this CW series loosely based on the DC comic, Rose McIver stars as Liv, a zombie who helps police solve murders by eating dead victims’ brains and absorbing their memories. The secons season, which earned a 100 percent Tomatoemter on 14 reviews, is hits retail this week, but no information on special features is currently available.
Cliff Curtis stars in this Certified Fresh drama as a mentally ill former chess champion who attempts to rescue his nephew from a life of crime. This release is only available on DVD this week, and there’s no information on special features for this one either.
This wild, gleefully nasty thriller about a punk band that runs afoul of a racist club owner after witnessing a murder stars Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart, and, in one of his final screen roles, the late Anton Yelchin. Bonus features include a commentary track with director Jeremy Saulnier and a making-of featurette.
Based on the popular Divergent novel series, this adaptation of the first half of the final book stars Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior, who escapes post-apocalyptic Chicago, only to discover a eugenics proponent leading a community on the outskirts. Bonus features include brief looks at the adaptation process, the characters, the production design, one of the action set pieces, and more.
Lastly, the Criterion Collection brings us a new release of Herk Harvey’s 1962 cult classic about a Kansas woman driving to Salt Lake City who is lured by an apparition to an abandoned carnival pavilion. Extras include new interviews and video essays, a documentary on the 1989 reunion of the cast and crew, an update on the film’s shooting locations, outtakes, and more.