On DVD This Week: Now You See Me 2, South Park, and More

by | September 5, 2016 | Comments

This week on home video, we’ve got a heist movie sequel, a lot of excellent television, a real-time thriller, a few Certified Fresh indies, and more. Read on for the full list.

The Flash: Season 2 (2015) 94%

Grant Gustin stars in this CW series, adapted from the DC comic, about a forensic investigator who is struck by radioactive lightning and becomes the fastest man alive. The season two package comes with featurettes on the visual effects and the characters, as well as the show’s 2015 Comic-Con panel and PaleyFest panel, plus more.

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South Park: Season 19 (2015) 100%

Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Emmy-winning animated series follows four friends in a fictional Colorado town as they get up to hijinks that mirror real-world pop culture touchstones. The 19th season set comes with deleted scenes, mini commentaries, and a trailer for its video game The Fractured But Whole.

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Love & Friendship (2016) 97%

Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny star in Whit Stillman‘s Certified Fresh adaptation of the Jane Austen novel about a widow who attracts the attention of three suitors. Information on special features is currently unavailable.

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American Crime Story 93%

Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, and John Travolta lead an ensemble cast in this Emmy-nominated first season of the anthology series American Crime Story, which focuses on the O.J. Simpsons trial during the mid-1990s. Extras include interviews with the cast and filmmakers about their reflections on the case, and an interactive timeline.

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A Bigger Splash (2016) 90%

Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes. and Dakota Johnson star in this drama about an injured rock star whose recuperation from an injury is interrupted when she’s visited by an old flame. Bonus features include promotional featurettes and a photo gallery.

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All the Way (2016) 88%

Bryan Cranston stars as president Lyndon B. Johnson in this HBO original film adaptation of the eponymous stage play about LBJ’s early days in office. Special features include a short look at Cranston’s makeup transformation and a featurette on the actual events depicted in the film.

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Supernatural: Season 11 (2015) 90%

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles star in this popular CW series about two brothers who battle vampires, werewolves, demons, and other monsters. Extras include a look behind the scenes, an interview with Ackles about directing an episode, the shows 2015 Comic-Con panel, commentary tracks, and more.

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The Meddler (2016) 85%

Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne star in this Certified Fresh dramedy about a recently widowed woman who tries to give strangers a helping hand. Bonus features include a commentary track with Sarandon and director Lorene Scafaria, a making-of doc, and a gag reel.

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Money Monster (2016) 59%

George Clooney and Julia Roberts star in Jodie Foster’s real-time thriller about an angry investor who holds a TV stock pundit hostage after a recommended investment goes south inexplicably quickly. Special features include deleted scenes, an analysis of the film’s ending, a discussion of Clooney’s character, and more.

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Now You See Me 2 (2016) 34%

Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, and Woody Harrelson anchor this ensemble heist sequel about a group of stage musicians who perform grand illusions with an activist twist. Extras include a commentary with director John M. Chu, a profile of the film’s large cast, and a look at the film’s visual effects, and it’s also available in a 4K transfer.

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Equals (2016) 35%

Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult star in this sci-fi romance set in a dystopian future in which emotions have been outlawed. Bonus features include an audio commentary track, a making-of featurette, interviews with Hoult and Stewart, and a detailed look at the production design and backstory of the film.

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Night Train to Munich (Gestapo) (1940) 88%

Finally, as always, we have a new release of a classic from the Criterion Collection, namely this Carol Reed thriller about a scientist and his daughter fleeing from the Nazis with the help of an undercover agent, all taking place during a long train journey. Newly available in Blu-ray, it comes with a 2010 conversation between film scholars about Reed and his two screenwriters on the film.

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