On DVD This Week: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Snatched, and More

by | August 7, 2017 | Comments

Only a handful of notable selections make their way home this week beginning with a pair of poorly received early summer films — an action fantasy and a female-driven comedy. After that, we’ve also got a couple of smaller films that might be more worth your time. Read on for the full list.

Notes on Blindness (2016) 94%

This documentary centers on writer John Hull, who gradually became totally blind and chronicled his experiences on audiocassette. Available only on DVD, it comes with three audio soundtracks for different viewing — or listening — experiences.

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The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) 75%

Jai Courtney, Lily James, and Christopher Plummer star in this WWII romantic thriller about a German soldier who falls in love with a Jewish maid when he’s sent to investigate Kaiser Wilhelm II’s staff for spies. It comes with a commentary track and a 20-minute behind-the-scenes featurette.

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Snatched (2017) 36%

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn star in this comedy about a mother and daughter who bond when they become kidnap victims while on vacation in Ecuador. Special features include  several deleted, extended, and alternate scenes, a gag reel, and a commentary with director Jonathan Levine.

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) 29%

Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law star in Guy Ritchie’s version of the titular legend, which reimagines King Arthur as a street-smart hooligan who discovers his royal lineage in time to stop an evil king. Extras include closer looks at Hunnam as Arthur, Ritchie’s directorial style, the set design, the stunts, and more.

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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) 20%

This fourth installment of the Wimpy Kid franchise finds the Heffleys attending their Meemaw’s 90th birthday party, but the kids have an ulterior motive for the road trip in mind. Bonus features include a look back at the franchise, bloopers and deleted scenes, a drawing tutorial, and more.

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Also Available This Week:

  • From the Criterion Collection, we have a new release of Michael Curtiz’s 1950 thriller The Breaking Point, based on the Ernest Hemingway novel To Have and Have Not. The film stars John Garfield as a struggling charter boat captain who deals with his decision to transport illegal immigrants into California.

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