On DVD This Week: House of Cards Season Four and More

by | July 4, 2016 | Comments

Happy Fourth of July! This week on home video, we’ve got Netflix’s hit political drama, a pair of highly acclaimed animated films, a handful or indies, and a new release from the Criterion Collection. Read on for details.

Only Yesterday (1991) 100%

Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel lend their voices to Isao Takahata’s (Grave of the Fireflies, The Tale of The Princes Kaguya) Certified Fresh animated drama about a woman reflecting on her life as she travels home from Tokyo to the countryside. Special features include feature length storyboards, a making-of doc, a behind-the-scenes look with the voice cast, and more.

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Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo) (2015) 93%

This Oscar-nominated animated feature from Brazil utilizes an unconventional art style to tell a fantastical story about a child who journeys to a large city in search of his father. Bonus features include a making-of featurette and a music video.

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The Mermaid (Mei ren yu) (2016) 95%

Stephen Chow’s (Kung Fu Hustle) latest adventure tells the story of a businessman who falls in love with the mermaid sent to kill him when his latest project inadvertently begins destroying her habitat. Extras include a making-of doc, a behind-the-scenes featurette, and a music video.

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House of Cards: Season 4 (2016) 86%

Netflix’s Emmy-winning political drama stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as President and First Lady Underwood, who find themselves under greater scrutiny than ever in season four as Frank ramps up his re-election campaign. No information on special features is currently available.

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The Family Fang (2016) 83%

Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman star in this Certified Fresh drama about adult siblings dealing with the sudden (and possibly staged) disappearance of their parents at a family reunion. No information on special features is currently available.

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By The Sea (2015) 35%

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt star in Jolie’s film as a couple struggling to keep their marriage together while vacationing in France. Extras include deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, and a tribute to Gena Rowlands.

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I Saw the Light (2016) 18%

Tom Hiddleston stars in this musical biopic about the life of country music legend Hank Williams, Sr. Special features include deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, a look at the film’s premiere with a performance by Hiddleston, and more.

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The In-Laws (1979) 87%

And lastly, from the Criterion Collection, we have a new release of Arthur Hiller’s classic 1979 comedy starring Peter Falk and Alan Arkin as soon-to-be fathers-in-law who are forced to work together when one of them wraps the other up in an international conspiracy. Extras include a new interview with Arkin, commentary track with Hiller, Falk, Arkin, and writer Andrew Bergman, and more.

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