On DVD This Week: Oscar Winners Room and The Danish Girl, Plus Creed and More

by | February 29, 2016 | Comments

Fresh off their wins at last night’s Academy Awards, both Room (which won Best Actress for Brie Larson’s performance) and The Danish Girl (Best Supporting Actress for Alicia Vikander) are now available to take home, as well as the Oscar-nominated Creed (poor Sly). After that, there’s also a couple of worthy indie dramas and another Oscar nominee for you to check out. Lastly, for those of you with swanky home theater setups, it’s worth noting that there are new 4K Ultra HD re-releases of movies like Mad Max: Fury Road, Sicario, The Lego Movie, and more, though we won’t talk about them here. Read on for details on the rest of the new releases:

Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) 96%

This Certified Fresh documentary is a collection of interviews by the renegade Iranian director, who filmed conversations with his passengers while posing as a cab driver in Tehran. The film comes with an essay written about Panahi’s background and the forces that led to the creation of the film.

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Creed (2015) 95%

Michael B. Jordan stars in Ryan Coogler’s reboot of the Rocky franchise, which focuses on the estranged son of Apollo Creed, Adonis Johnson, who seeks out boxing legend Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone, Oscar-nominated for Best Supporting Actor) to help train him. Special features include interviews with Coogler and the cast about the franchise, deleted scenes, and a look at Jordan’s training regimen for the role.

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Room (2015) 93%

Brie Larson took home the award for Best Actress last night for her portrayal of a young woman who lives with her son (Jacob Tremblay) in a shed as prisoners of the man who impregnated her. Bonus features on the release include three behind-the-scenes featurettes and a commentary track.

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Youth (2015) 72%

Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel star in this drama — nominated for Best Song at the Oscars last night — about a retired orchestra conductor and his screenwriter friend, who contemplate mortality while vacationing in the Swiss Alps. Included are a handful of featurettes on the cast, director, and music of the film, as well as an image gallery.

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The Danish Girl (2015) 68%

Breakout star Alicia Vikander won Best Supporting Actress for her work (and Eddie Redmayne secured a Best Actor nomination) in this period drama about a celebrated painter who undergoes pioneering gender confirmation surgery. The only extra is a making-of featurette.

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Miss You Already (2015) 71%

Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette star in this understated comedy-drama about two close friends in the midst of big life changes. Special features include deleted scenes, a music video, a behind-the-scenes doc, and a gallery of on-set selfies (you read that right).

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The Night Before (2015) 67%

Need something lighter? Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie star in this holiday comedy about a trio of boyhood buddies who reunite to seek out one last, legendary party on Christmas Eve. Lots of extra stuff here, including the requisite deleted/extended scenes and gag reel, plus closer looks at some of the more memorable sequences and a general making-of featurette.

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Legend (2015) 61%

Tom Hardy (who was Oscar-nominated for his work in The Revenant) stars in a dual role as both of the Kray brothers, the notorious twin gangsters who ruled the London underground during the 1950s and 1960s. The release comes with a commentary track and a featurette titled “Creating the Legend.”

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  • Vits/Vicente Torres

    ROOM – 9/10; THE DANISH GIRL – 7/10

    I’ll watch CREED, THE NIGHT BEFORE and LEGEND. Oh, and maybe YOUTH.

    • Karl Lanthanimos

      you should definitely watch youth. don’t go by the reviews although it’s sorrentino’s least cynical movie yet.

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