On DVD This Week: Sausage Party, A Lone Wolf and Cub Collection, and More

by | November 7, 2016 | Comments

Notable new releases on home video are a bit sparse this week, but we do get an animated film for grown-ups, a few acclaimed indies, and some action-packed TV for you, as well as a cult favorite box set from the Criterion Collection. Read on for the full list.

Tikkun (2016) 95%

This suspenseful drama follows an ultra-orthodox scholar in Jerusalem who experiences an awakening in his body after a near-death experience and begins to question his path in life. No information on special features is currently available.

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Morris from America (2016) 87%

Craig Robinson stars in this coming-of-age drama about a teen who moves to Germany with his father and learns to adjust to his new life. Bonus features include footage from casting tapes, a deleted scene, bloopers, and a making-of featurette.

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Sausage Party (2016) 82%

Seth Rogen and Kristen Wiig headline an ensemble voice cast in this raunchy animated film about a number of supermarket food items who suffer a crisis of faith when they realize their purpose is to be devoured by humans. Extras include a gag reel and a number of featurettes on things from the animation to the filmmakers’ pitch to get the movie made.

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Indignation (2016) 81%

Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon star in this Certified Fresh drama based on the novel by Philip Roth about a university student who falls in love and squares off against his college dean. Its two special features are a behind-the-scenes featurette and a piece on adapting Roth’s work for the big screen.

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Into the Badlands: Season 1 (2015) 63%

Daniel Wu and Marton Csokas star in AMC’s action-packed genre mash-up series about feudal barons who rule the post-apocalyptic American frontier and employ legions of elite martial artists to do their bidding. The season one set comes with featurettes on the fight choreography, the characters, the martial arts training, and the world of the show, as well as a digital comic.

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Black Sails: Season 3 (2016)

This period drama from Starz follows the trials and triumphs of the most notorious men to sail the seven seas during the golden age of pirates. The season three set comes with a season two recap, a profile of Blackbeard, an inside look at the show, and more.

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Lone Wolf and Cub - Sword of Vengeance (Kozure Ôkami: Kowokashi udekashi tsukamatsuru) (1972) 83%

– Six Movie Set

Lastly, from Criterion, we have this collection of action films based on the manga series from the 1970s about a former executioner who wanders the Japanese countryside as an assassin with his infant son and a weaponized baby carriage. The 1980 cult film Shogun Assassin was edited from the first two films in the series, but here, all six are presented in their original form, along with extras like a new interview with Kazuo Koike (the author of the source manga), a 2005 making-of doc, a silent documentary from 1939 about the making of samurai swords, and more.

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