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On DVD This Week: Jackie, Incarnate, and More

by | March 6, 2017 | Comments

This week, we have a multiple Oscar-nominated historical drama starring Natalie Portman, another Oscar-nominated film from Australia, a fright flick starring Aaron Eckhart, and a couple of worthy smaller films to check out. Read on for the full list.


Miss Hokusai (2015) 93%

This animated biopic from Japan tells the story of 19th century artist Katsushika Ōi, whose masterfully painted portraits and erotic sketches were sold under the name of her famous father. It comes with a feature-length making-of doc.

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Always Shine (2016) 91%

Mackenzie Davis and Caitlin FitzGerald star in this drama about two old friends who embark on a getaway that throws long-dormant fissures in their relationship into stark relief. No information on special features is currently available.

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Jackie (2016) 88%

Natalie Portman earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her work in this portrait of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy during the days immediately following the assassination of JFK. Bonus features include a photo gallery, a commentary track with Portman and director Pablo Larraín, and a making-of featurette.

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Tanna (2015) 92%

This Australian drama, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars, centers on a pair of young island lovers who find themselves on opposite sides when they are caught in the middle of a tribal war. No information on special features is currently available.

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Trespass Against Us (2016) 57%

Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson star in this multigenerational tale of outlaws living in the British countryside. It comes with two featurettes: a look behind the scenes and a look at the music in the film, which was done by The Chemical Brothers.

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Incarnate (2016) 17%

Aaron Eckhart and Carice van Houten star in this supernatural thriller about an exorcist who attempts to free a possessed boy by entering into his subconscious mind. The Blu-ray includes theatrical and unrated cuts of the film, as well as a making-of featurette.

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45 Years (2015) 97%

– Criterion Collection

Lastly, we have Criterion’s release of the Andrew Haigh drama starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay as a couple dealing with long-simmering tensions on the cusp of their 45th wedding anniversary. The new release comes with a new documentary featuring interviews with Haigh, Rampling, Courtenay, and other members of the production staff; a new interview with author David Constantine, who wrote the source short story; and a commentary track.

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