On DVD This Week: Joy, The 5th Wave, The Choice, and More

by | May 2, 2016 | Comments

If the headline wasn’t a clear enough indication, the home video selection this week is pretty thin. That said, we do have an Oscar-nominated film from David O. Russell, a well-received home invasion thriller, and a charming dramedy few of you have likely seen. Read on for all the details.

Emelie (2016) 88%

Sarah Bolger stars in this twist on the home invasion thriller in which a babysitter slowly reveals her sinister side to the children she’s watching over. The release comes with a making-of featurette and a trailer.

Get it Here

A Royal Night Out (2015) 74%

Sarah Gadon and Emily Watson star in this period dramedy about Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret’s adventures out on the town during V Day festivities in 1945. This one’s only available on DVD, and it includes a making-of featurette.

Get it Here

Remember (2016) 70%

Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau star in Atom Egoyan’s thriller about two holocaust survivors who plot revenge upon the Auschwitz prison guard who destroyed their families. Special features include an audio commentary track and two featurettes on the actors and the historical context.

Get it Here

Joy (2015) 60%

Jennifer Lawrence earned another Best Actress Oscar nomination for her work in David O. Russell’s period biopic about the life and struggles of the self-made woman who invented the Miracle Mop. Extras include a featurette titled “Joy, Strength and Perseverace,” a conversation between Lawrence, Russell, and Maureen Dowd, and a photo gallery. It’s also available in 4K Blu-ray.

Get it Here

The 5th Wave (2016) 15%

Chloë Grace Moretz stars in this adaptation of the young adult novel about a teen attempting to locate her younger brother after an alien invasion devastates the Earth. Lots of bonus features here, including a making-of doc, a look at the actors’ physical training, survival tips from the cast, deleted scenes, and more.

Get it Here

The Choice (2016) 11%

Teresa Palmer and Benjamin Walker star in the latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks romance novel, about a young couple who fall madly in love until tragedy forces one of them to make a tough decision. With this release you’ll get a making-of featurette, a profile of North Carolina, interviews between Sparks and the cast, deleted scenes, and more.

Get it Here

Easy Rider (1969) 88%

And finally, we have Criterion’s new re-release of this counterculture classic starring Dennis Hopper (in his directorial debut) and Jack Nicholson in a road movie about a pair of bikers who head to New Orleans after cashing in a cocaine score in California. The new Blu-ray comes with two commentary tracks (both featuring the late Hopper), two documentaries about the history of the film, TV excerpts from Cannes, interviews, and more.

Get it Here

  • HI

    WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? comes out on blu-ray this week too. <3

    • Mike Smith

      You have to go to the Warner Archive site to get it!!!

  • Vits/Vicente Torres

    JOY – 7/10; THE 5TH WAVE and THE CHOICE- 1/10 (it could’ve been 0).

    I’ll watch EASY RIDER and maybe EMELIE. I’ll skip REMEMBER (it sounds like a rip-off of THIS MUST BE THE PLACE and MR. KAPLAN).

Tag Cloud

CW Seed Turner harry potter jamie lee curtis Marvel Studios versus Brie Larson National Geographic Star Trek independent The Witch spider-man canceled TV shows Ghostbusters 45 Rocketman kids CNN facebook Black Mirror Superheroes Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt San Diego Comic-Con Marvel Baby Yoda Disney streaming service Tumblr GIFs nature latino Set visit cops Fox News The Purge Fall TV Writers Guild of America zero dark thirty Musical Holiday true crime Avengers werewolf serial killer Apple TV Plus golden globes TV Land American Society of Cinematographers police drama sequel war discovery Action strong female leads IFC Films science fiction Columbia Pictures Trophy Talk Rom-Com Film award winner Freeform TCA Winter 2020 ratings richard e. Grant Podcast Nominations Music Adult Swim medical drama Walt Disney Pictures Emmy Nominations Trivia political drama Acorn TV sitcom Britbox TruTV 007 christmas movies thriller politics YouTube Red VICE Hallmark Character Guide blockbuster RT21 Drama Women's History Month Summer adaptation Emmys Bravo CBS All Access cinemax dragons Family Calendar Chilling Adventures of Sabrina PaleyFest crime thriller Vudu Christmas El Rey crime drama canceled diversity quibi A24 Stephen King Captain marvel Mudbound Star Wars sports Infographic Lionsgate spinoff reboot name the review TIFF DirecTV Logo ITV Heroines Marathons what to watch Mary Poppins Returns WGN SXSW Amazon Prime Video rotten movies we love Paramount Network Election OneApp Photos BBC teaser binge toy story DGA Amazon Prime Ellie Kemper justice league NBC Lucasfilm aliens Spectrum Originals E! Rock TNT animated mockumentary YA YouTube Premium Amazon Netflix Christmas movies History sag awards LGBTQ 2016 Cannes TV renewals PBS OWN halloween unscripted MSNBC Rocky TCM Classic Film cars Lifetime Best and Worst free movies Song of Ice and Fire Food Network renewed TV shows Tarantino Paramount X-Men Discovery Channel Opinion game show Comic Book comiccon boxoffice ABC Horror Nat Geo 2020 LGBT hispanic foreign spain Countdown Cartoon Network GoT cancelled children's TV New York Comic Con Universal Biopics HBO Max zombie Lifetime Christmas movies directors FOX travel transformers Mystery Esquire crime Spike Anna Paquin Country Premiere Dates witnail NYCC First Reviews Shudder psychological thriller Sundance Now Valentine's Day CMT adventure Sci-Fi ghosts festivals Creative Arts Emmys Arrowverse Teen green book Pirates dramedy psycho Starz finale Winter TV cats DC Comics Pet Sematary Apple 20th Century Fox Grammys Warner Bros. tv talk elevated horror Dark Horse Comics Awards Hulu Video Games batman docudrama Apple TV+ spanish language Comedy Pride Month Hallmark Christmas movies TCA 2017 Quiz cartoon cancelled television Interview 2015 President series Kids & Family Thanksgiving Peacock stand-up comedy FXX Masterpiece Holidays VH1 dc MCU historical drama Spring TV The CW television See It Skip It Western Ovation Chernobyl book composers 2017 TV cults vampires Oscars Cosplay Red Carpet Comedy Central Binge Guide natural history Box Office Mindy Kaling The Arrangement Reality dceu anthology IFC Fantasy Endgame doctor who USA SundanceTV 2018 GLAAD Syfy Academy Awards Tomatazos romantic comedy Disney Elton John talk show DC streaming service The Walking Dead indie cancelled TV series Sundance TV Shondaland TCA Watching Series hist streaming Sony Pictures Marvel Television Trailer movies zombies Television Academy supernatural documentary RT History A&E cooking TBS DC Universe MTV SDCC Extras Crunchyroll disaster singing competition comic WarnerMedia Polls and Games FX cancelled TV shows period drama anime E3 Showtime Disney Channel USA Network Turner Classic Movies joker Martial Arts Pop ESPN based on movie Disney Plus Animation Mary Tyler Moore Toys BBC America Superheroe Mary poppins game of thrones Film Festival YouTube technology video casting Reality Competition Winners south america screenings Epix 71st Emmy Awards Comics on TV Crackle 21st Century Fox 24 frames blaxploitation Tubi Super Bowl mutant HBO CBS biography ABC Family Year in Review social media AMC slashers Nickelodeon First Look Sundance breaking bad miniseries Schedule Disney+ Disney Plus Sneak Peek crossover Pixar 2019 TLC comics Awards Tour Netflix Certified Fresh romance space spy thriller APB revenge theme song robots BET Musicals screen actors guild