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Home Market Releases for February 28th, 2017

February 28th, 2017

Moonlight

It is not a particularly long list of new releases this week, but there are several that are must haves. This includes Doctor Strange, which was named Pick of the Week last week. Other contenders for that title include The Gate on Blu-ray, The Raid: Collection on Blu-ray, and Moonlight on Blu-ray. In the end, it wasn’t too hard to select Moonlight as Pick of the Week. However, The Gate does earn Puck of the Week for Best Canadian Release.

All We Had - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
Katie Holmes’ directorial debut. The early reviews were good, but the overall reviews were not. It is interesting enough to be worth a rental, but that’s it.

Allied - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD, Blu-ray, or 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack
Video on Demand
A World War II thriller about a pair of spies that fell in love and got married. However, one of them might be a double-agent. The reviews were good, but many thought it would be excellent. It also disappointed at the box office. Extras include a lot of making of featurettes, but most are quite short. Overall, it is worth picking up, but not a contender for Pick of the Week.

The Before Trilogy - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
The amazing trilogy from Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke. The film’s are great and the Criterion Collection is loaded with extras. It isn’t inexpensive, but it is worth picking up.


Doctor Strange - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
VOD (Movie Only) or VOD (With Bonus Features)
There have been more than a dozen films in the MCU and this film is the latest installment. It is also the origin story of the first magical hero in the MCU, so there’s a lot to introduce audience members to. Does it work? Can it overcome the usually origin story road blocks? Read our review to find out.


Elizabeth at 90: A Family Tribute - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD
Video on Demand
As a Canadian, it might be my patriotic duty to buy this DVD.

Framed - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
“You guys watch Joe Don Baker movies?” I only mentioned this movie literally because I wanted to make that MST3K quote.

Fuller House: Season One - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD
Video on Demand
I never liked the original show and this reboot is even worse.


The Gate - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
Video on Demand
I was really hoping to get a screener for this movie, but that’s not going to happen. I love this movie, even though its reviews are weak. Extras include three audio commentary tracks, plus more than two hours of featurettes. It is easily worth picking up and a contender for Pick of the Week.


Moonlight - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
This is perfect timing for this DVD / Blu-ray release, as the film was given the Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday. ... Eventually. It goes without saying that the reviews are stellar. Extras are good for a limited release with an audio commentary track, a couple of making of featurettes, and a featurette on the music. It is clearly worth picking up and a Contender for Pick of the Week.


Officer Downe - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
A cop thriller about a police officer who is repeatedly killed on the job and then reincarnated with dark technology. The reviews are mixed, but if you are into an over-the-top violent action movie, then it is worth checking out. However, I would recommend renting it.

A Place to Call Home: Season Four - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD
Video on Demand
An Australian TV drama starring Marta Dusseldorp as a mysterious woman who returns to Australia with after 20 years abroad. I haven’t been able to find many reviews, but most have been positive.


The Raid: Collection - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
Both The Raid and The Raid 2 earned excellent reviews and did really well in limited release. Furthermore, this two-movie set costs just $14, which is an excellent deal for a limited release.


Rules Don’t Apply - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
This was one of the biggest box office bombs of 2016. Its reviews are certainly better than its box office numbers and if you are a fan of the cast, then it is worth checking out. The only extras on the DVD / Blu-ray are a making of featurette, a music video, and a gallery. I would suggest renting it on VOD.

Shut In - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
I forgot this movie existed. It’s Tomatometer Score is just 6% positive, so forgetting it ever existed is the kind thing to do.

Stuff (2017) - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
A lesbian couple find their marriage on the rocks after years of drifting apart. One begins an affair while the other buries herself in her work. There is only one review on Rotten Tomatoes, but it is positive, so that’s a good sign.

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
A “classic” in the Cavemen Dealing with Dinosaurs genre. If you are a fan of these movies, then this is one of the best. Also, the Blu-ray has the international version and not the edited version that was shown domestically.


Blu-ray Releases - Buy from Amazon:
5 Centimeters Per Second - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Actually, I Am... Complete Series - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Amagi Brilliant Park - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Asia: Symfonia - Live In Bulgaria 2013 - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray / CD Combo Pack
Babyface - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray Combo Pack
Contract to Kill - Reviews - Blu-ray
Deadtime Stories - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
Hunter x Hunter: Set 2 - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Kyousougiga: Complete Series - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray Combo Pack
Sailor Moon Crystal Set 2 - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
School Days: Complete TV Series - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Scrapped Princess: The Complete Series - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray Combo Pack
Slaughterhouse - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray Combo Pack
Wheeler - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
We are the Flesh - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
There are a lot of Anime titles this week. In fact, more than half of the secondary Blu-ray releases are Anime.


3D Blu-ray Releases - Buy from Amazon:
APE - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack
Doctor Strange - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack
There are two 3D releases this week. Doctor Strange is fantastic, while APE is sometimes known as Attack of the Giant Horny Gorilla. ... Yeah, you can skip that one.


4K Blu-ray Releases - Buy from Amazon:
Allied - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack
This is a good movie, but not a great movie, while it doesn’t need to be seen in 4K.


TV on DVD Megasets - Buy from Amazon:
No TV on DVD Megasets this week, not unless you count some of the Anime titles above.


Video on Demand - Buy from Amazon:
Collateral Beauty - Reviews - Video on Demand
Fences - Reviews - Video on Demand
Jetsons & WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania - Reviews - Video on Demand
London Road - Reviews - Video on Demand
A New High - Reviews - Video on Demand
The best VOD release of the week, Fences, came out on VOD on Friday.


Filed under: Video Releases, All We Had, Doctor Strange, Officer Downe, Allied, Collateral Beauty, London Road, Moonlight, Rules Don’t Apply, Fences, Contract to Kill, Elizabeth at 90: A Family Tribute, Stuff, A*P*E, Framed, A New High, Before Sunrise, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Serbuan maut, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Joe Don Baker, Katie Holmes, Richard Linklater