On DVD This Week: Life and More

by | June 19, 2017 | Comments

It’s a pretty thin week for new DVDs — the only notable brand new release is a sci-fi thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds — but there are some… interesting choices if you’re looking for a re-release of an older film. Read on for the full list.

Life (2017) 67%

Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds star in this sci-fi thriller about a team of ISS astronauts who discover an extraterrestrial organism in space and find out it’s more intelligent than they expected. It comes with deleted scenes and making-of featurettes on shooting in zero G, the creature design, and the film’s themes.

Get it Here, Stream it Here

Also Available This Week:

  • From Criterion, we have Marcel Pagnol’s classic Marseille trilogy from the 1930s, developed from Pagnol’s stage plays, which alternately tells the generation-spanning tales of a busboy who dreams of a sailor’s life (Marius, 1931, 100 percent), the woman who becomes his wife (Fanny, 1932), and his father, who owns the seaside bar where he works (César, 1936, 100 percent).
  • Next, from Arrow, we have a new edition of The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970, 91 percent), the feature debut of Italian giallo legend Dario Argento (and scored by Ennio Morricone) that centers on a writer who thinks he may hold the key to a police investigation after he witnesses a brutal attack on a woman one night.
  • Moonstruck screenwriter John Patrick Shanley’s own directorial debut, Joe Versus the Volcano (1990, 61 percent), is probably best known as the first — and arguably quirkiest — film to pair Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan together, but the unconventional rom-com has a pretty committed cult following, and it’s available in a new Blu-ray.
  • Lastly, we have Hal Ashby’s final feature film — a crime novel adaptation from 1986 scripted by Oliver Stone and starring Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, and Andy Garcia. Sounds fairly promising, right? Pretty much nobody who saw it thought so; 8 Million Ways to Die currently sports a zero percent, but you can own it tomorrow anyway.

Tag Cloud

President FOX AMC Disney Channel war cops historical drama Tomatazos medical drama Year in Review Reality Competition Trivia Sci-Fi Dark Horse Comics TCM The Arrangement Writers Guild of America Musical Netflix Valentine's Day Marathons ITV 2017 spy thriller binge X-Men Hulu Kids & Family dc DC Universe dceu Infographic romance Comedy Central Polls and Games Rocky Freeform Watching Series DirecTV social media aliens TV Land Showtime Fall TV Star Wars political drama SundanceTV Mary Tyler Moore Toys Photos MSNBC SDCC NBC Election Western composers Nominations Video Games VICE science fiction IFC Fantasy Warner Bros. HBO crime thriller harry potter 21st Century Fox Winners Schedule Rom-Com E3 Cosplay Certified Fresh Character Guide A&E Ellie Kemper Christmas GIFs Marvel FX Cartoon Network supernatural TCA 2017 24 frames diversity cats Ghostbusters TCA Sneak Peek 45 MTV Lionsgate Holidays Oscars Interview psycho First Look dramedy based on movie CBS crime LGBTQ Logo zombie Extras USA Network TLC Music Pirates Paramount TNT Set visit serial killer Opinion Martial Arts Summer Calendar Winter TV 2015 Biopics CNN Animation PaleyFest See It Skip It Lifetime Reality TBS Musicals YA 2016 Thanksgiving ABC TruTV Country biography Comedy GLAAD BBC Trailer Spring TV technology justice league Universal Sundance what to watch ABC Family Grammys docudrama Podcast Countdown Masterpiece Teen Rock Syfy discovery RT History ESPN transformers WGN TV cooking singing competition PBS Super Bowl El Rey OWN CMT TIFF Starz Action Pop Mindy Kaling sports police drama Food Network sitcom vampires adventure APB Tumblr politics Crackle GoT Superheroes Disney Emmys crime drama FXX talk show boxoffice VH1 BET 007 BBC America Mystery Fox News Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Bravo Amazon Red Carpet Awards comiccon CBS All Access NYCC Comic Book cinemax Drama Adult Swim Nat Geo period drama Best and Worst travel DC Comics USA Nickelodeon Horror E! American Society of Cinematographers Esquire History Star Trek Box Office The CW Premiere Dates thriller