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On DVD This Week: The Finest Hours, Zoolander 2, and More

by | May 23, 2016 | Comments

The big movies on DVD this week are a nautical thriller starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck, and a sequel to a beloved comedy starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. Then, we’ve also got a faith-based drama, a comedy about singlehood, season five of a period drama, and a classic industry satire from Robert Altman. Read on for details.


The Finest Hours (2016) 63%

Chris Pine and Casey Affleck star in this seafaring action drama based on true events about a harrowing Coast Guard rescue off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. Special features include a profile of the real story behind the film, behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes, and more.

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Risen (2016) 53%

Joseph Fiennes and Cliff Curtis star in this biblically inspired story about a Roman centurion who is tasked with investigating whether or not Jesus actually rose again after his death. The Blu-ray, which also comes in a 4K version, includes deleted scenes, a deconstruction of one of the major battle scenes, a making-of doc, and more.

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How to Be Single (2016) 46%

Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson star in this comedy about a pair of women who bond when one of them, recently broken up, looks to the other for advice on living the single life again. Extras include a gag reel, deleted scenes, a pair of featurettes dedicated to Rebel Wilson’s comic abilities, and more.

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Zoolander No. 2 (2016) 22%

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reunite for this sequel to the cult favorite comedy as a pair of dimwitted male models who work together to unravel another conspiracy targeting  the world’s most beautiful people. The “Magnum Edition” release of the film includes a look at the Zoolander legacy and a few featurettes.

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Call the Midwife: Season 5 (2016) 80%

This BBC period drama (which airs on PBS stateside) centers on a group of nurses and midwives in 19th century London, contextualized by concurrent historical events. Special features for the season five set are unavailable at this time.

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The Player (1992) 98%

Lastly, from the Criterion Collection, we have Robert Altman’s classic Hollywood satire, starring Tim Robbins as a studio exec who accidentally murders a screenwriter he believes has been sending him death threats, only to discover he’s killed the wrong man. This first-time Criterion release comes in a 4K transfer with commentary and interviews from 1992, new interviews, a short making-of doc, deleted scenes, and more.

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