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Home Market Releases for March 7th, 2017

March 6th, 2017

Moana

There are not a lot of releases on this week’s list for two major reasons. Firstly, it is a very, very shallow week. Secondly... Dental Surgery. By the time you read this, I might still be at the dentist. There are only two contenders for Pick of the Week, Jackie on Blu-ray and Moana on Blu-ray Combo Pack. It wasn’t particularly close and Moana is easily the Pick of the Week.

The Americans: Season Four - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD
One of the best shows on TV at the moment, so it is a bummer that it isn’t getting a Blu-ray release. VOD has really hurt packaged media sales, especially TV on DVD.

The Eyes of My Mother - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
A horror film about a young girl traumatized by the death of her mother, which sets off a strange obsession. The film’s reviews are good, but it is a genre that has limited appeal outside its target audience.

Incarnate - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
One of the biggest bombs of last year and its reviews are terrible. Skip it.


Jackie - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
The screener has arrived, but it arrived too late to get to this weekend. Given its reviews and its Awards Season performance, it is clearly worth picking up. There are enough extras to be a Pick of the Week contender.


Miss Hokusai - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
Video on Demand
A film about an artist, most specifically, his daughter, who produces most of the art made under his name. The reviews are nearly perfect, but there is only one making of featurette on the DVD / Blu-ray, so it is not quite a Pick of the Week contender.


Moana - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
Video on Demand
A lot people were really upset that this film didn’t win the Oscar for Best Animated Film, or at least Best Original Song. Is it as good as the hype? If so, is the Blu-ray loaded with enough extras to be worth Pick of the Week? Read our review to find out.


NFL Super Bowl LI Champions - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Real fans want full games and not highlights, so it is bothersome that there isn’t a running time or description on Amazon.

Paw Patrol: Pups Save the Bunnies - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD
Normally TV shows aimed at young kids like this show is filler, even during the slowest of weeks. However, this week, it is in the top ten best-selling new releases of the week.

Tanna - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
This film earned an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign-language Film, but it was widely considered a long shot. It is still worth picking up, but the lack of extras prevents it from being a contender for Pick of the Week.


Blu-ray Releases - Buy from Amazon:
45 Years: Criterion Collection - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
The Brand New Testament - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
Bunyan and Babe - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
Cold War 2 - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
Colors - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
Compulsion - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
Death Walks at Midnight - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Death Walks on High Heels - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Eric Clapton: Live in San Diego - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
Finian’s Rainbow - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
The Lesson - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Man Down - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
Phantasy Star Online 2 - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Pulse - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
S.O.B. - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Trespass Against Us - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
WWE: Royal Rumble 2017 - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
45 Years is coming out on Criterion Collection this week. It is a great film, but the regular DVD / Blu-ray came out less than a year ago, so this double-dip feels like a cash grab.


3D Blu-ray Releases - Buy from Amazon:
Moana - Buy from Amazon: 3D Combo Pack
There is only one 3D release of the week, but it is for the Pick of the Week.


4K Blu-ray Releases - Buy from Amazon:
No 4K releases this week.


TV on DVD Megasets - Buy from Amazon:
Star Trek: Voyager - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD
That ‘70s Show - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
Both of these are re-releases, but at least the prices are better.


Christmas Releases - Buy from Amazon:
Angel of Christmas - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD - Video on Demand
The Christmas Secret - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD - Video on Demand
I was going to get really angry that there are Christmas releases in March, but it snowed where I live over the weekend, so clearly winter isn’t done just yet.


Video on Demand - Buy from Amazon:
Assassin’s Creed - Reviews - Video on Demand
The Brand New Testament - Reviews - Video on Demand
The C Word - Reviews - Video on Demand
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Reviews - Video on Demand
Honeymoon from Hell - Reviews - Video on Demand
Live by Night - Reviews - Video on Demand
Mr. Frog - No Reviews - Video on Demand
Passengers - Reviews - Video on Demand: Movie Only or With Bonus Content
Population Zero - Reviews - Video on Demand
The Wedding March - Reviews - Video on Demand
There are a few wide releases coming out on VOD this week. Of these, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the biggest and the best. I’m not 100% sure it is worth buying over renting. It will need good extras for that to be the case.


Filed under: Video Releases, Bunyan & Babe, Passengers, Assassin’s Creed, Moana, Live by Night, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Trespass Against Us, Incarnate, Le tout nouveau testament, Cold War 2, The Eyes of My Mother, Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai, Man Down, Jackie, The C Word, Population Zero, The Christmas Secret, Angel of Christmas, The Wedding March, Mr. Frog, Honeymoon from Hell
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