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) 17%

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) 91%

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) 37%

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) 73%

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



Tag Cloud

crime thriller rotten movies we love 24 frames blaxploitation 72 Emmy Awards National Geographic Reality blockbusters OWN anthology Heroines Thanksgiving spanish language WGN CMT Shondaland Musicals period drama USA Network mockumentary sequel Set visit Universal stoner Tubi comic books independent Sundance Now Rom-Com Drama Classic Film Nickelodeon robots medical drama Acorn TV facebook Disney+ Disney Plus comics fast and furious sports game show dogs space 21st Century Fox Masterpiece President Mary Tyler Moore halloween YouTube Red festival 2015 Character Guide series Sundance TV spider-man TV renewals dceu anime television Animation DGA RT History cinemax ABC Family dragons Paramount Plus Emmy Nominations Countdown CBS superhero TCA joker indie TV One Hallmark free movies Sneak Peek Family Nominations Winners child's play BET Awards Travel Channel Women's History Month Video Games Quiz Pride Month Tumblr Brie Larson sequels YouTube Premium Ghostbusters Turner Classic Movies AMC war stop motion parents Apple Action HBO Max critics MTV emmy awards 2020 Superheroe Black History Month indiana jones Superheroes concert cooking Trailer news Bravo SundanceTV mission: impossible Film Festival canceled TV shows Freeform richard e. Grant 4/20 satire Disney streaming service doctor who comiccon theme song Interview true crime Photos VH1 Star Trek films Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Toys movie DirecTV Legendary zero dark thirty cancelled TV shows Funimation Comedy ABC Teen romance superman GLAAD cancelled TV series natural history cops cancelled television werewolf TruTV New York Comic Con TBS PaleyFest Television Academy LGBTQ Tomatazos nbcuniversal First Reviews MSNBC FX on Hulu reviews Fox News Calendar MCU Comic Book Apple TV Plus social media finale Captain marvel ghosts Apple TV+ based on movie disaster singing competition Spring TV golden globe awards NBC crime drama razzies GoT screenings docudrama Creative Arts Emmys Lifetime Christmas movies Opinion prank serial killer asian-american HBO Rock El Rey FX Certified Fresh animated Alien boxoffice rotten TCA Awards TV Land 007 movies Rocketman scorecard 2017 australia Ellie Kemper BET CBS All Access Television Critics Association Infographic Logo rom-coms Turner Pop TV pirates of the caribbean History Comedy Central christmas movies 93rd Oscars Spectrum Originals popular crossover kids kaiju Sci-Fi Cartoon Network BBC Marvel Television children's TV YA twilight elevated horror venice Pet Sematary saw telelvision all-time Cosplay Mindy Kaling Grammys what to watch 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards The Arrangement tv talk Pirates cars Elton John ABC Signature japanese comedies french Musical political drama Super Bowl Baby Yoda Election Song of Ice and Fire The Walt Disney Company documentary American Society of Cinematographers video Trophy Talk italian Britbox stand-up comedy Mary poppins Paramount ESPN zombie ViacomCBS DC streaming service Rocky Best and Worst Holidays high school Peacock supernatural Box Office TLC renewed TV shows transformers TCA Winter 2020 trailers Awards criterion Paramount Network Sundance latino best Country San Diego Comic-Con Black Mirror BBC One TNT spanish strong female leads Spike video on demand cults Netflix Christmas movies kong romantic comedy chucky franchise women ITV streaming scary movies diversity Food Network First Look 2021 remakes RT21 politics Reality Competition Avengers dramedy monster movies biography Martial Arts batman Hulu GIFs a nightmare on elm street technology SXSW Fall TV Vudu Mudbound SDCC Lifetime Chernobyl Red Carpet Shudder jamie lee curtis Lucasfilm Epix Comics on TV Broadway game of thrones teaser DC Universe golden globes IFC Films Mystery documentaries new star wars movies james bond Marvel Studios archives Fantasy Fox Searchlight football Premiere Dates Showtime Watching Series psychological thriller LGBT APB Polls and Games sitcom docuseries Crunchyroll Pixar dark Exclusive Video festivals Awards Tour Sony Pictures E! The Walking Dead The Academy Biopics Arrowverse Ovation name the review OneApp ratings godzilla Syfy unscripted rt archives PBS 20th Century Fox The Witch worst movies laika PlayStation Starz hollywood versus Oscars black toronto Netflix Warner Bros. universal monsters Horror heist movie hist TCA 2017 IFC Western nature discovery Holiday Music Podcast Schedule revenge Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Anna Paquin thriller miniseries FXX Trivia award winner The Purge south america fresh Winter TV YouTube Star Wars jurassic park Extras Writers Guild of America mutant blockbuster BAFTA Disney Plus TIFF cats 2019 Emmys crime Film witnail Valentine's Day toy story USA Dark Horse Comics harry potter justice league Stephen King The CW VOD Lionsgate hispanic Academy Awards FOX VICE hidden camera E3 comic 99% book obituary Amazon A&E Christmas Adult Swim zombies Cannes canceled police drama 2016 boxing vampires adaptation CW Seed binge Disney Channel quibi Walt Disney Pictures composers classics See It Skip It spain aliens spinoff adventure Mary Poppins Returns BBC America Hear Us Out Discovery Channel Marathons psycho Year in Review Columbia Pictures deadpool screen actors guild foreign green book directors Endgame Pop talk show science fiction X-Men dc HBO Go Marvel WarnerMedia 45 71st Emmy Awards spy thriller die hard DC Comics casting halloween tv worst Binge Guide slashers cancelled Nat Geo ID TCM nfl book adaptation king kong Kids & Family historical drama cartoon Amazon Studios reboot Esquire Disney A24 breaking bad Summer travel Hallmark Christmas movies 2018 Crackle Tarantino CNN Amazon Prime Video Amazon Prime NYCC TV sag awards