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On DVD This Week: Moonlight, Doctor Strange, and More

by | February 27, 2017 | Comments

This week, straight off its Best Picture win at the Oscars, we have Barry Jenkins’ poignant drama Moonlight, as well as Marvel’s visually stunning introduction to Doctor Strange, plus a a period spy romance, a horror dud, and as luck would have it, Warren Beatty’s Hollywood love story. Read on for the full list.


Moonlight (2016) 98%

Barry Jenkins’ multiple Oscar-winning (including Best Picture) drama follows a young man’s search for meaning as he grapples with love and comes to terms with his sexuality over three stages of his life. The Blu-ray comes with a commentary track, a making-of doc, and a look at the music and filming locations.

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Doctor Strange (2016) 89%

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the latest chapter of the Marvel cinematic saga as a famous surgeon who suffers a terrible car crash and seeks healing from a mystical guru who teaches him much more than he bargained for. Special features include deleted and extended scenes, a gag reel, behind-the-scenes featurettes on the costumes, the score, fight choreography, and more.

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Allied (2016) 60%

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard star in Robert Zemeckis’ period spy romance about a Canadian intelligence officer who falls in love with a French Resistance fighter at the outset of WWII. Extras include featurettes on the production design, the costumes, the cast, the visual effects, and more, as well as a profile of Zemeckis as director.

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Rules Don't Apply (2016) 55%

Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins star in Warren Beatty’s Hollywood-set romance about a young actress employed by a reclusive billionaire who falls in love with her driver. Bonus features include a making-of doc, a music video, and a photo gallery.

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Shut In (2016) 5%

Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay star in this horror thriller about a psychologist who believes she and her paralyzed son are being tormented by the spirit of a patient of hers who has gone missing. Special features include a pair of standard making-of featurettes.

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Before Sunrise (1995) 100%

– The Before Trilogy

Lastly, from the Criterion Collection, we have Richard Linklater’s achingly romantic Before trilogy, starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as two strangers who meet by chance and fall in love over the course of one night, then part ways and reconnect over the course of two more films. The set comes with all three films, as well as a new discussion with Linklater, Delpy, and Hawke; behind-the-scenes footage and interviews; a feature-length documentary on Linklater; and more.

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