On DVD This Week: The Hateful Eight, Archer, Concussion, and More

by | March 28, 2016 | Comments

This week on DVD and Blu-ray, we’ve got Quentin Tarantino’s brutal western, a sports drama starring Will Smith, some excellent televsion, and more. Read on for details.

Archer: Season 6 (2015) 91%

After a detour into crime during season five, Archer, Lana, and the gang return to familiar themes, working with the CIA in season six. The box set includes all 13 episodes and a trio of extras.

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Humans: Season 1 (2015) 89%

This Certified Fresh US-UK joint sci-fi production is set in an alternate reality where lifelike artificial intelligence has been perfected; the series follows a normal family as they deal with life… and robots. The season box set includes making-of docs, character profiles, interviews, and more.

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The Hateful Eight (2015) 74%

Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell headline Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning western (Ennio Morricone’s score took home Best Original Score) about the deadly secrets that emerge when eight apparent strangers get trapped in one cabin during a blizzard. Only two special features are listed: a short making-of doc and an overview of 70mm delivered by Jackson.

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Concussion (2015) 58%

Will Smith stars in this biopic as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who discovered a link between American football and chronic brain damage, only to face immense opposition from the NFL. Bonus features include deleted scenes and a few making-of featurettes.

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Forsaken (2015) 42%

Kiefer and Donald Sutherland star in this western about a retired gunfighter who embraces violence again when local thugs begin terrorizing ranchers over land disputes. The only extra is a making-of featurette.

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Point Break (2015) 11%

Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez star in this remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s classic action film about an undercover cop who gets chummy with the leader of a band of extreme-sports bank robbers. Special features include deleted scenes and short clips focused on the various stunt sequences.

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Bicycle Thieves (1948) 99%

We’ll end with two well-regarded films new to the Criterion Collection, beginning with Vittorio De Sica’s influential film about a struggling unemployed man searching for his stolen bicycle with his son in tow. The new Blu-ray release comes with a collection of interviews, a documentary on longtime De Sica collaborator Cesare Zavattini, and more.

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A Poem Is a Naked Person (1974) 88%

And lastly, we have Les Blank’s documentary — filmed from 1972-1974 but only released last year — about musician Leon Russell, featuring both concert footage and intimate moments off stage. Extras include a new conversation between Russell and Harrod Blank (Les Blank’s son), excerpts from a 2013 Les Blank Q&A, a documentary about the film, and more.

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