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.

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A Royal Night Out (2015) 73%

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.

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Remember (2016) 71%

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • 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).

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