This week on home video, we’ve got some excellent television, a couple of big blockbuster sequels, and a couple of smaller films you might have missed. Read on for the full list.
Riz Ahmed and John Turturro star in this acclaimed HBO miniseries about a young Pakistani man who lands in jail and on trial when a night out with a mysterious woman ends in murder. Information on special features is currently unavailable.
Jeff Goldblum and Liam Hemsworth lead an ensemble cast in Roland Emmerich’s follow-up to the original megahit blockbuster, in which the original alien army returns to Earth while various nations use recovered alien technology to battle the new threat. Extras include deleted scenes, a look back at the 1996 film, a making-of doc, a gag reel, and more.
Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp return in this second trip to Underland, in which Alice travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter and his family from the Jabberwocky. Special features include a making-of doc, featurettes on the costume design and characters, a side-by-side comparison of raw production footage and final shots, and more.
We have a few special treats from the Criterion Collection this week, beginning with Guillermo Del Toro’s richly imagined gothic fantasy, set during the Spanish Civil War, about a young girl who embarks on a journey through an elaborate labyrinth full of terror and wonder. The new release comes with a new interview with actor Doug Jones, a handful of making-of docs, an interactive director’s notebook, star Ivana Baquero’s audition tape, animated prequel stories, and more. In addition, Criterion is also releasing a Del Toro trilogy set, which includes this film, Cronos, and The Devil’s Backbone.
Finally, there’s Robert Altman’s adaptation of a number of Raymond Carver stories, starring an ensemble cast that includes Tim Robbins, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Lemmon, and Juliann Moore in a series of loosely connected stories about various characters living in contemporary Los Angeles. The new release comes with a 2004 conversation between Altman and Robbins, a feature-length making-of doc, a PBS doc on the life of Carver, an audio interview with Carver, deleted scenes, and more.