On DVD This Week: Ouija: Origin of Evil, The Girl on the Train, Train to Busan, and More

by | January 16, 2017 | Comments

This week on home video, we’ve got an effective horror sequel, a mystery starring Emily Blunt, and an acclaimed zombie flick from South Korea, as well as a unique animated film, an action-comedy, and a pair of choices from the Criterion Collection. Read on for the full list.

Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) 98%

This French-Danish animated treat is a period adventure following a 19th-century teenage Russian aristocrat on a beautifully animated Arctic quest. Special features include a conceptual short of the film, still galleries, animatics, an interview with the director and producer, and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

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Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) 93%

This apocalyptic action-horror film from South Korea follows a group of passengers on a commuter train fighting to survive a zombie outbreak. Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes featurette and footage from the end-of-shoot wrap party.

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Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) 83%

This surprisingly effective prequel to the forgettable 2014 original follows a scam psychic and her two daughters as they deal with an unwelcome spirit who enters their lives via the titular game board. Extras include a making-of doc, a look at the shooting location, deleted scenes, a profile of star Lulu Wilson’s character, and a commentary track.

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The Girl on the Train (2016) 44%

Emily Blunt and Haley Bennett star in this thriller based on the Paula Hawkins novel about an alcoholic divorcee who witnesses what she thinks is a crime on her daily commute and inserts herself into the investigation. The Blu-ray comes with deleted and extended scenes, a look at the various aspects of the creation of the film, and a commentary track.

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Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) 20%

Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, and Gal Gadot star in this action comedy about a regular suburban couple who get roped into an international conspiracy when they discover their new neighbors are spies. Special features include deleted scenes, a standard behind-the-scenes piece, a look at the Georgia filming locale, and a photo gallery.

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Fox and His Friends (1975) 84%

And as always, we end with a couple of choices from the criterion collection, beginning with this Rainer Werner Fassbinder drama about a circus performer (played by Fassbinder himself) who wins the lottery and attracts unwanted attention from swindlers. The new release comes with new interviews, excerpts from older interviews with Fassbinder and composer Peter Raben, and more.

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Something Wild (1961) 43%

Finally, we have this drama starring Carroll Baker as a young woman who attempts to go on with her life after a brutal rape. It comes with a new conversation between director Jack Garfein and critic Kim Morgan, a new interview with Baker, excerpts from Garfein’s lectures on acting, and more.

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