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On DVD This Week: Pitch Perfect 2, The Flash, Arrow, And More

by | September 21, 2015 | Comments

This week on home video, we’ve got a musical sequel, a couple of popular superhero TV shows, some notable indie films, and three choices from the Criterion Collection. Read on for the full list:


Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) 65%

This time out, the Barden Bellas a cappella group is in hot water after an embarrassing performance in front of a distinguished audience. In search of redemption, our heroines journey to Denmark to compete in an international vocal tournament, and wackiness follows them wherever they go.

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The Farewell Party (2014) 94%

This quiet, witty drama from Israel tells the story of a group of friends at a retirement home who attract the attention of fellow residents when they decide to help a terminally ill friend of theirs.

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Results (2015) 85%

Kevin Corrigan, Cobie Smulders, and Guy Pearce and  star in this comedy about a newly divorced rich guy who falls under the influence of a gym owner and his sometimes-girlfriend.

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Saint Laurent (2014) 60%

This French biopic of the famous fashion designer focuses on his heyday during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Arrow: Season 3 (2014) 89%

One of two DC heroes arriving on DVD this week, Arrow‘s third season finds its titular hero (Stephen Amell) embraced by Starling City, only to be faced by more adversaries and a tragic loss with far-reaching consequences.

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The Flash: Season 1 (2014) 92%

With a Certified Fresh debut season, The Flash successfully introduced audiences to Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), a forensic investigator who’s struck by irradiated lightning and becomes the fastest man alive.

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Breaker Morant (1980) 100%

The first of three offerings from the Criterion Collection this week (two of which were directed by Bruce Beresford), this Oscar-nominated drama centers on three Australian army lieutenants charged with war crimes and their defense attorney, who attempts to prove they were simply following orders. The package includes new interviews with cast and crew, a piece about the Boer War, and a 1973 documentary on the real “Breaker” Morant.

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Moonrise Kingdom (2012) 93%

Wes Anderson’s Oscar-winning 2012 coming-of-age film stars Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as a couple of New England pre-teens who fall in love and run away from home together, while their community desperately attempts to track them down. The Criterion release includes an animated storyboard, behind-the-scenes and test footage, auditions, a documentary about the making of the film, and more.

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Mister Johnson (1990) 82%

And lastly, also from the Criterion Collection, we have Bruce Beresford’s Mister Johnson, starring Maynard Eziashi as the titular Nigerian villager whose ambitious ideals ultimately lead him astray. Special features include new interviews with Beresford, Eziashi, and co-star Pierce Brosnan.

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