This week on home video, all of the major releases are unfortunately Rotten, including Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, a spiritual book adaptation, Tyler Perry’s latest, and a Schwarzenegger-powered action movie. Lucky for us, there are some worthy pickups in the reissue department, including a couple of films from Billy Wilder, an iconic miniseries, and Criterion releases of an acclaimed Norwegian thriller and a Jacques Demy collection. Read on for details:
Also available this week:
- Certified Fresh thriller Blue Ruin (96 percent), about a mysterious drifter who returns to his home town for vengeance when he learns the man who murdered his parents is about to be released from prison.
- GMO OMG (60 percent), a documentary exploring the causes and effects of genetically modified farming.
- Dom Hemingway (59 percent), starring Jude Law in a dark comedy about a safecracker attempting to collect the debt he’s owed for taking a 12-year prison sentence for his boss.
- All Cheerleaders Die (48 percent), a horror comedy about a teen who must fight off a group of cheerleaders who have returned from the dead with a vengeance.
- Justin and the Knights of Valour (8 percent), an animated film about a boy who embarks on a quest to become a knight and protect his kingdom, with voice work from Freddie Highmore and Antonio Banderas.
- Two Billy Wilder films: the 1957 thriller Witness for the Prosecution (100 percent), starring Tyrone Power and Marlene Dietrich, and 1970’s The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (95 percent).
- And lastly, two Criterion Collection releases: The original 1998 Norwegian thriller Insomnia (97 percent) is available for the first time on Blu-ray, and a collection of Jacques Demy’s films, including The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (98 percent), is also available in a DVD/Blu-ray box set.