This week on DVD, we’ve got an atmospheric period horror flick, a road comedy, an Oscar nominated foreign film, an acclaimed Netflix series, and a classic from the Criterion Collection. Read on for details.
This Certified Fresh drama from Jordan — nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars — tells the story of a young Bedouin who guides a British soldier across inhospitable terrain to find a water hole in the desert. No information on special features is available.
Taylor Schilling leads a stellar ensemble cast in Netflix’s critically acclaimed comedy-drama about a woman thrown in jail for an old crime who must learn to navigate the prison’s power structure. No information on special features is available for this release either.
This Certified Fresh period horror film centers on a Puritan family terrorized by an unseen presence in the forest that may or may not be driving them apart. Extras include interviews with the cast, a Q&A session, a design gallery, and a commentary track with writer-director Robert Eggers.
Zac Efron and Robert De Niro star in this comedy about a groom-to-be who agrees to accompany his recently widowed grandfather on a debaucherous road trip. The “Unrated” cut includes a handful of making-of featurettes, a commentary track, and a gag reel.
Lastly, from the Criterion Collection, we have this visually stunning dialogue-free drama from Kaneto Shindo (Onibaba), which portrays the daily struggles of a family living on a small island. The new release comes with a visual introduction by Shindo, a commentary track recorded in 2000, a retrospective look at the film by fan Benicio Del Toro, and more.