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On DVD This Week: The Huntsman: Winter's War, Roots, The Nice Guys, and More

by | August 22, 2016 | Comments

There are a lot of choices this week for the discerning consumer, from fantasy adventures to historical miniseries to horror TV shows, crime comedies, quirky indies, and foreign classics. Read the full list for details.


Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 1 (2015) 98%

Based on Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead movies, this Starz horror-comedy follows Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell, reprising his role) as he attempts to stomp out the demonic forces threatening humanity once again. The season one set comes with episode commentaries for every episode, an inside look at the series, and more.

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Roots: A New Vision: Miniseries (2016) 96%

This History Channel retelling of Alex Haley’s epic saga stars Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte, a West African warrior who is brought to colonial Virginia during the 1770s and rebels against his new life as a plantation slave. The only extra included is an extended making-of featurette.

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The Nice Guys (2016) 91%

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling star in Shane Black’s comedy about a private eye who teams up with an enforcer to find a missing woman. Special features include a profile of Black and a making-of featurette.

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Maggie's Plan (2015) 86%

Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, and Julianne Moore star in Rebecca Miller’s comedy about a young woman who falls in love with a married man after deciding to become a single mother. Bonus features include a commentary track with Miller, a making-of doc, outtakes, and a Sundance Q&A.

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The Strain: Season 2 (2015) 78%

This FX series from the mind of Guillermo Del Toro begins with four survivors of a mysterious plane crash in New York who develop an appetite for blood, setting off a vampiric epidemic whose roots stretch back to Nazi Germany. The season two set comes with one episode commentary, deleted scenes, a gag reel, and more.

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Narcos: Season 1 (2015) 78%

Wagner Moura stars in this Emmy-nominated Netflix original series about the rise of Pablo Escobar as a billionaire drug kingpin during the late 1970s. The season one set comes with three episode commentary tracks, a look at the origins of the series, an examination of the show’s authenticity, and more.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6 (2015) 76%

AMC’s wildly popular horror drama follows a group of weary survivors attempting to thrive amid a zombie apocalypse and discovering that the undead aren’t the only ones they need to worry about. The season six set comes with an extended episode, episode commentaries, deleted scenes, a look at the “walkers,” and more.

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Wiener-Dog (2016) 74%

Greta Gerwig leads an ensemble cast in Todd Solondz’s comedy, which tells a series of stories about ordinary people whose lives are connected by the presence of the same dachshund. No information on special features is currently available.

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 (2016) 65%

This CW action drama, which exists in the same universe as Arrow and The Flash, centers on a time traveler who gathers a team of superpowered individuals to help bring down a ruthless dictator destined to destroy the world in the future. The season one set comes with the show’s 2015 Comic-Con panel, a look at the production design, gag reel, and more.

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Lucifer: Season 1 (2016) 49%

Based on the comic book of the same name, this cheeky Fox series stars Tom Ellis as the Devil himself, who abandons his kingdom in Hell, takes human form, and helps the LAPD catch bad guys… all because he’s bored. The season one set includes the show’s 2015 Comic-Con panel, a handful of character profiles, a look at Lucifer himself, deleted scenes, and more.

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Clown (2014) 46%

This Eli Roth-produced horror film follows an ordinary man who slowly transforms into a murderous clown after he dons a cursed clown costume for his son’s birthday and discovers it can’t be removed. Only a making-of featurette is included.

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The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) 20%

Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth reprise their roles from Snow White and the Huntsman for this sequel, which spins another revisionist twist into the story of the Ice Queen and Snow White’s evil stepmother. Extras include several making-of featurettes, deleted scenes, a gag reel, and a commentary track, and it’s also available in a 4K version.

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Ratchet & Clank (2016) 21%

Based on the video game franchise of the same name, this animated feature centers on a cat-like alien and his sentient robot pal, who team up to save the galaxy. Special features include interviews with the cast and crew and a comparison between the movie and its source material.

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Woman in the Dunes (1964) 100%

And lastly, from Criterion, we have two selections, beginning with this Oscar-nominated Hiroshi Teshigahara classic about an entomologist stuck in the desert who is forced to seek shelter with a mysterious woman who lives there. The new Blu-ray comes with four short films from early in Teshigahara’s career, a documentary about Teshigahara’s collaboration with novelist Kobo Abe, and more.

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A Taste of Honey (1961) 89%

The second Criterion Collection release this week is this film from the British New Wave of the 1960s about a love affair between two working-class teenagers that results in an unplanned pregnancy. Extras include new interviews with the film’s stars, a 1962 audio interview with director Tony Richardson, a 1998 interview with cinematographer Walter Lassally, and more.

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