This week on home video, we’ve got four Oscar nominees (including a two-time winner) and a thriller about the Beat Generation. Aside from those, we’ve also got a handful of smaller releases worth checking out. Read on for details:
Also available this week:
- Contracted (47%), an indie horror film about a woman who has a one-night stand and ends up with something worse than an STD.
- Here Comes the Devil (41%), a psychological thriller about two children who begin acting abnormally after getting lost overnight on a family trip in Mexico.
- Chinese Zodiac (38%), co-written, directed by, and starring Jackie Chan in an action comedy about a bounty hunter who tracks down priceless artifacts.
- Reasonable Doubt (14%), starring Samuel L. Jackson and Dominic Cooper in a thriller about a an attorney who attempts to track down a killer he inadvertently (but successfully) defended in court.
- And lastly, to help class up the proceedings here, Criterion has two releases this week: Errol Morris’ 1991 documentary on Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time (93%), is newly available, as well as a new Blu-ray/DVD combo pack of Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress (100%).