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Home Market Releases for May 31st, 2016

May 29th, 2016

Veggies Tales

It's a big week for first-run releases with four such films coming out. However, none of them are top-notch releases. Race is the best, but even then it is only worth a rental. Sadly, none of the limited releases, TV on DVD releases, catalog releases, etc. are really big releases either. Hello, My Name is Doris is a great movie, but it is only coming out on Video on Demand this week. I'm going with Veggie Tales: And Now It's Time for Silly Songs with Larry: The Complete Collection on DVD as the Pick of the Week. It really is a slow week for new releases.

City of Women - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
This is one of Federico Fellini's weakest movies. However, even weak Fellini is better than most other movies.

Gods of Egypt - Buy from Amazon: DVD or 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack
Video on Demand
One of the most expensive bombs of the year. There's a conspiracy theory that the studio cut all of the non-white people out of the trailer in order to generate accusations of whitewashing, because they needed the controversy to sell the movie. If this is true, it would be the only interesting aspect of the movie. Skip it.

Now You See Me - Buy from Amazon: 4K Ultra High-Definition
Don't bother. Unless your eyesight is better than 20/20, you won't be able to tell the difference between 4k and 1080p, unless you sit close enough that you are at risk of neckstrain.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Buy from Amazon: DVD, Blu-ray, or 4k
Video on Demand
This film was never going to be a monster hit, but it had the potential to be a cult classic. Sadly, its reviews suggest that won't happen. Extras are better than the rest of the first-run releases, but that's not saying much. Call it a rental.

Race - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
The best first-run release of the week, and it is barely in the overall positive range. It also struggled in theaters, so the extras are weak with just three very short featurettes. Call it a rental. Maybe a purchase, because of how slow the week is.

Suits: Season 5 - Buy from Amazon: DVD
Video on Demand
One of the better summer shows currently airing. It is not as good as Monk was, or Psych, but it is a fun courtroom drama series.

Togetherness: Season 2 - Buy from Amazon: DVD
This show earned stellar reviews, but weak ratings and it was canceled after just two seasons.

Triple 9 - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Most people reading this are hardcore movie nerds who like to track box office numbers. I bet a large percentage of them completely forgot this movie exists. I certainly forgot it came out. It's not that bad, but even fans of the genre have a lot of better options out there. Extras include two featurettes and some deleted scenes. Call it a rental, at best.

Veggie Tales: And Now It's Time for Silly Songs with Larry: The Complete Collection - Buy from Amazon: DVD
Two hours of Silly Songs with Larry. ... I think I have to buy this. I might as well, as I'm going to have many of these songs stuck in my head for the next week.

Video on Demand - Buy from Amazon:
10 Cloverfield Lane - Reviews - Video on Demand
Above and Below - Reviews - Video on Demand

Hello, My Name is Doris - Reviews - Video on Demand
London has Fallen - Reviews - Video on Demand
People Hold On - Reviews - Video on Demand
T-Rex - Reviews - Video on Demand
10 Cloverfield Lane is the best VOD release on this week's list, but it has a twist some people really hate, so I would suggest renting it. On the other hand, I think Hello, My Name is Doris will please more people. However, it might be worth waiting to buy on Blu-ray.

Filed under: Video Releases, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Gods of Egypt, London Has Fallen, Triple 9, Race, Hello, My Name is Doris, 10 Cloverfield Lane, People Hold On, La città delle donne, Above and Below, T-Rex, Federico Fellini