Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s February 18 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon!
New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD
Jojo Rabbit When a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) finds a Jewish girl hiding in his attic, he must confront his own fanaticism in this darkly funny comedy from writer-director Taika Waititi.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship.
Midway The story of the Battle of Midway, told through the experiences of the WWII leaders and soldiers who fought it.
21 Bridges A disgraced detective in the NYPD is given a shot at redemption.
Frankie (exclusive clip) This film follows a family gathered in an idyllic town in Portugal, before the family matriarch faces the final chapter of her life.
Dragonheart: Vengeance Lukas (Jack Kane), on an epic quest for vengeance, forms an unlikely trio with an ice breathing dragon (Helena Bonham Carter) and a swashbuckling mercenary (Joseph Millson).
Another Day of Life An ambitious dive into the chaos of war. Intercutting a graphically bold animation style with interviews and archival footage, the visually striking film conveys an immediacy as it tells of the outbreak of civil war following Angola’s independence in 1975.
Killer Weekend (DVD) (exclusive clip) When a hopeless stag party goes on a mock zombie survival weekend, an unfortunate turn of events leave them fighting for their lives.
Scandalous: The Untold Story of The National Enquirer (DVD) Sex! Gossip! Scandal! The sensational true story of the most infamous tabloid in U.S. history, a wild, probing look at how one newspaper’s prescient grasp of its readers’ darkest curiosities led it to massive profits and influence.
Is Anybody Listening? (DVD) Psychologist and author Paula J. Caplan grew up with stories her father told about being Captain of an all-Black battery in The Battle of the Bulge. Unable to remember these, she met with and listened to hundreds of veterans whose deeply human reactions to war and rape are mistakenly, alarmingly diagnosed as mental illness. Through listening, Paula takes us on a journey of connection and healing.
Teorema A mysterious young man seduces each member of a bourgeois family. When he suddenly leaves, how will their lives change?
Munchausen Starring hypnotic, blond superstar Hans Albers, this lavish, impudent, adult fairy tale takes the viewer from 18th-century Braunschweig to St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Venice, and then to the moon using ingenious special effects, stunning location shooting, and a rich color palette.
The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes In this fast-paced mystery-thriller, Hans Albers (mid-century Germany’s most popular leading man) stars as a pipe-smoking super-sleuth who may—or may not—be Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective.
Je t’aime moi non plus Cult icon Serge Gainsbourg wrote, directed, and scored Je t’aime moi non plus, a tale of doomed love between a lonely truck stop waitress (Jane Birkin, Blow-Up) and a gay, hunky garbage truck driver (Joe Dallesandro, Flesh), whose boyfriend (Hugues Quester) becomes increasingly jealous of the two.
The Light at the Edge of the World Kirk Douglas (The Vikings) is Denton, the iron-willed lighthouse keeper who confronts the murderous pirate captain Kongre, played with delicious malevolence by Yul Brynner (Kings of the Sun) in one of his favorite roles.
The Day of the Dolphin From Mike Nichols, the legendary director of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, Catch-22, Carnal Knowledge and Silkwood, comes this nostalgic favorite of those who grew up in the ’70s. The Day of the Dolphin stars George C. Scott (They Might Be Giants) as a scientist who trains dolphins to speak, only to find them enmeshed in a government assassination plot.
The Point! Years ago, there was a place called The Land of Point, because everything in The Land of Point had one: the barns, the houses, the cars, everything, even the people.
Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 1 There were several masters of animation during Hollywoods golden era. Of the top two geniuses, one created elaborate fairy tales and ornate feature-length fantasias the other guy was Tex Avery.
The Douglas MacLean Collection (DVD) The Douglas MacLean Collection offers viewers a chance to rediscover the work of a forgotten master of silent comedy film. Douglas MacLean starred in 23 feature-length light comedies from 1919-1927, most of which are missing. Known as “the man with the million-dollar smile”, MacLean portrayed a charming and industrious young man – like Harold Lloyd and the pre-Zorro Douglas Fairbanks – whose cleverness and pep carried him into and out of scrapes and adventures.
New On Digital HD
The Night Clerk (exclusive clip) A voyeuristic hotel clerk becomes the subject of a murder investigation. Starring Ana de Armas, Helen Hunt, John Leguizamo and Tye Sheridan.
The Twilight Zone: Season One Hosted by Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Jordan Peele, each of these ten Season One episodes of the CBS All Access Original Series is its own mesmerizing, mind-bending journey into another dimension.
Good Karma Hospital Series 3 British ex-pat Dr. Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia, Game of Thrones) has left the Good Karma Hospital to practice as a GP near her family in rural India. But when a medical crisis forces her to return, Ruby must make peace with the hospital’s intimidating head, Dr. Lydia Fonseca (Amanda Redman, New Tricks), and face her handsome but reticent colleague, Dr. Gabriel Varma (James Krishna Floyd, Falcón).
JoJo Siwa: D.R.E.A.M. The Concert Experience Extended Edition JoJo Siwa is breaking the mold of how a triple-threat talent makes it in the business today.Her infectious spirit, can-do attitude and positive personality empower and encourage Siwanatorzall across the globe to tie their bows, dance like no one’s watching, be true to themselves, and most importantly, live their dreams!