This week on home video, we’ve got a blockbuster based on a beloved sci-fi novel, a survival tale featuring a towering performance from Robert Redford, an almost universally praised landmark film from Saudi Arabia, a comedy sequel 14 years in the making, and a bit of a clunker from Ridley Scott and some other talented folks. On the TV side, we’ve got an acclaimed adaptation of an iconic literary character, a Golden Tomato-winning French import, and a TV movie, as well as a bunch of smaller releases. Read on for the full list:
Also available this week:
- The Armstrong Lie (84%), a Certified Fresh Alex Gibney documentary chronicling the controversy surrounding former Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal.
- G.B.F. (80%), a teen comedy about a newly outed gay teen whose “arm-candy” potential becomes the object of every popular girl’s affections.
- How I Live Now (67%), starring Saoirse Ronan in a post-apocalyptic YA novel adaptation about an American girl living overseas and struggling to survive when warfare in Europe prompts martial law in the UK.
- Austenland (30%), starring Keri Russell in a comedy about a woman trying to make the most of her limited budget on a visit to a Jane Austen theme park.
- Diana (8%) starring Naomi Watts in a biopic focusing on the relationships Princess Di maintained during the last two years of her life.
- Disney is releasing a Diamond Edition of the 1967 animated film The Jungle Book (87%).
- Season one of The Americans (89%), the FX drama starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as KGB spies posing as a married American couple in 1980s Washington D.C.
- Season two of Dallas (94%), TNT’s revival of the classic soap revolving around the oil-rich Ewing family.