RT on DVD

On DVD This Week: Pixels, Southpaw, Army of Darkness, Mulholland Drive, and More

by | October 26, 2015 | Comments

This week on home video, we’ve got a video game-inspired CGI spectacle, a gritty boxing film, an acclaimed directorial debut, a family-friendly movie, and three special releases of beloved classics. Read on for the full list:


Pixels (2015) 16%

Back in the 1980s, Sam (Adam Sandler) and his buds were masters of the arcade. But when a race of aliens mistake Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and the like for a threat — and reverse-engineer said icons for destructive purposes — its up to our slacker heroes to save the day. The Blu-ray comes with a number of making-of featurettes, a music video, and brief profiles of both Toru Iwatani and the Space Invaders player who won a role in the movie.

Get it Here


Southpaw (2015) 60%

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Billy Hope, a boxing champ who’s blindsided by personal tragedy, losing his title and his family in the process. But with the help of a committed trainer, Billy seeks redemption in the ring. Special features include deleted scenes, a cast Q&A, and an extended training montage.

Get it Here


The Gift (2015) 92%

In his Certified Fresh directorial debut, Joel Edgerton stars alongside Jason Bateman as Simon and Gordo, a pair of old high school buddies who run into each other one day by chance — or so it seems, until Gordo begins showing up everywhere and leaving mysterious gifts for Bateman. The Blu-ray contains deleted scenes, an interview wit Bateman, and an alternate ending, among other things.

Get it Here


Max (2015) 34%

In this feelgood drama aimed at younger viewers, a military canine comes home to the family of the fallen soldier who was his partner; will he overcome his own PTSD to become man’s best friend again? Just two extras here: a profile of the dogs who played the titular character and a look at dogs who have been trained by the military.

Get it Here


Army of Darkness (1993) 72%

The first of three special reissues we’re looking at this week is a Collector’s Edition of Sam Raimi’s Army of Darkness, which stars Bruce Campbell as Ash (from Evil Dead), a lowly retail employee who is transported back to the Middle Ages and right into the middle of a supernatural battle between good and evil. The new Blu-ray comes with four versions of the film (theatrical, international,  television, and director’s cuts), and more than three hours of bonus features.

Get it Here


Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 97%

Next up, we’ve got a 40th Anniversary Edition of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which is not only available in a standalone Blu-ray, but also in a Limited Edition Castle Catapult Gift Set. The bonuses included are similar to the previous release, but this one also comes with a new Q&A recorded at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Get it Here


Mulholland Drive (2001) 83%

And lastly, we’ve got the Criterion Collection release of David Lynch’s fever dream Mulholland Drive, which stars Naomi Watts in her breakout role as a disturbed woman whose grip on reality slowly crumbles after she meets a stranger who’s lost her memory. Special features include a new 4k transfer, new interviews with Lynch, Watts, and other cast and crew; on-set footage; a deleted scene; and more.

Get it Here

  • Vits/Vicente Torres

    PIXELS-3/10; SOUTHPAW-7/10; ARMY OF DARKNESS-1/10; MULHOLLAND DRIVE-2/10

    I’ll watch THE GIFT and MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL. I’ll skip MAX

Tag Cloud

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt period drama ABC Family Masterpiece YA Marathons TIFF Red Carpet war Action Dark Horse Comics Netflix 007 ESPN TV biography Rocky Infographic X-Men talk show CBS All Access Opinion Country transformers TNT Rom-Com Holidays First Look FX Marvel Ghostbusters Rock Nickelodeon docudrama Trivia Polls and Games History Set visit HBO SundanceTV Star Trek Winners Trailer science fiction Character Guide Super Bowl Food Network GoT Winter TV Nominations Fall TV GLAAD Reality WGN BET serial killer NBC Lionsgate APB Toys Esquire Watching Series supernatural Awards NYCC FXX crime thriller crime drama E! President cops American Society of Cinematographers Video Games Paramount Mindy Kaling OWN Best and Worst romance VH1 Musical Tomatazos Oscars PBS Countdown CMT BBC America police drama Year in Review Crackle travel TruTV Animation Horror Premiere Dates Spring TV MTV USA Adult Swim Certified Fresh The CW sports Biopics TCA 2017 TCM composers FOX DirecTV LGBTQ Amazon discovery sitcom Podcast TBS politics Musicals harry potter Reality Competition Superheroes MSNBC Thanksgiving Bravo Mystery TV Land Syfy aliens Fantasy Fox News 2016 Ellie Kemper Extras Grammys Logo ITV Summer binge The Arrangement psycho social media cinemax singing competition E3 Kids & Family Pop Schedule Disney Cosplay thriller Comic Book 45 Calendar technology PaleyFest Tumblr 2015 adventure Comedy A&E Teen Sneak Peek DC Comics Freeform GIFs Mary Tyler Moore IFC vampires Warner Bros. Comedy Central Starz Universal Showtime ABC boxoffice comiccon VICE DC Universe 24 frames Disney Channel Photos Pirates based on movie Hulu cats Nat Geo Cartoon Network Interview zombie TCA Music 2017 Emmys crime CBS TLC Sundance diversity RT History Election Box Office AMC cooking Valentine's Day Drama political drama historical drama Lifetime what to watch CNN Sci-Fi Martial Arts SDCC BBC Writers Guild of America dramedy El Rey Star Wars