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“The Power of the Dog” (The Criterion Collection): Jane Campion’s Academy Award–winning adaptation of Thomas Savage’s dark novel is reminiscent of her earlier acclaimed film, “The Piano.” Both are stories of trouble people in troubled landscapes, but here Campion’s attention is on men and the ways they wield power over each other. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-Mcphee, it’s the story of men who don’t understand their own desires and the violence that can result. This handsome Criterion edition in 4K provides all the usual bonus extras dedicated cinephiles have come to expect from the label.
“Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon” (Shout Factory): A vibrant animated feature about a young girl determined to save her rainforest home.
“Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons” (DC/Warner Bros): The tween superkids of the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel have to save the world from aliens in this animated offering.
“Don’t Worry Darling” (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment): Florence Pugh stars in this twisty, upside-down paranoid thriller about a 50s housewife realizing that her perfect life might not be exactly as it seems, and her husband (Harry Styles) might know why.
“Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.” (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) Sterling K. Brown and Regina Hall star in this mockumentary dramedy about trouble in a very rich megachurch.
“The Invitation” (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment): A young woman takes a DNA test and winds up at the home of her new family. Surprise, they’re evil.
“Jerry and Marge Go Large” (Paramount Home Entertainment): Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening star in this comedy about using the lottery Robin Hood–style to save their small town.
“Pearl” (A24) Centered on the “villain” of Ti West’s earlier film, “X,” “Pearl’s” story goes back in time to the origins of her disappointment with show-biz types. Starring Mia Goth in a performance you won’t soon forget.
“Summer Ghost” (GKIDS): In this gorgeous anime, three teenagers summon a question-answering ghost. The catch is only those about to “touch their death” can communicate with her.
“Three Thousand Years of Longing” (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment): Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton star in George Miller’s fantasy about a woman granted three wishes and the danger of getting what you want.
“Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount): Tom Cruise is back in the Danger Zone and this Blu-ray is packed with 110 minutes of bonus material.
“I Love My Dad” (Magnolia Home Entertainment): Patton Oswalt stars in this cringe-provoking comedy about a sad dad who has found himself shut out of his son’s life. Blocked on social media and estranged in person, he decides the only way to get his son to talk to him again is by posing as a waitress and catfishing the young man. And then the young man falls for the waitress. Complications ensue. Oswalt knows how to thread this kind of needle, and the film won the SWSW Film Festival Audience Award as well as its Grand Jury Award. The capper to all this? It’s based on the true story of writer-director-star James Morosini and his own father.
“5-25-77” (MVD) Writer-director-visual effects artist Patrick Read Johnson’s coming-of-age feature was inspired by his own life, when as a teenager in 1977 he was lucky enough to see an almost finished pre-release cut of “Star Wars.” You could say it changed his life.
“Carmen” (GDE): When the priest in a small village dies, his caretaker sister (Natascha McElhone) explores her new freedom for the first time.
“Dig” (Lionsgate): Thomas Jane and Emile Hirsch star in this harrowing thriller about a father and daughter who have to survive being held hostage.
“Gigi & Nate” (Lionsgate): An inspirational drama about a young disabled man, his support monkey and the obstacles they face together.
“The Good House” (Lionsgate): Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline star in this comedy-drama about a self-possessed real estate agent who can’t quite admit that she’s an alcoholic.
“It Takes Three” (Gunpowder & Sky): It’s Cyrano de Bergerac in high school, but with a twist, when a popular guy enlists a friend to beef up his social media so that a girl named Roxy won’t think he’s shallow.
“The Most Dangerous Game” (Mill Creek Entertainment): Christopher Tamburello, Casper Van Dien, Tom Berenger, Bruce Dern and Judd Nelson star in this remake of the 1932 humans-hunting-humans thriller (and that version is included in this package).
“Queen of Glory” (Magnolia): When the Bronx-born Ph.D. candidate daughter of Ghanaian immigrant parents inherits her mother’s small Christian bookstore, she winds up with a world of problems to solve in this charming, Spirit Award–nominated debut feature from actor-filmmaker Nana Mensah.
“Section 8” (RLJE) Ryan Kwanten plays a man unjustly imprisoned and given another chance outside by a shadowy government agency. Co-starring Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren and Dermot Mulroney.
“Sharp Stick” (Decal): Director Lena Dunham returns with this indie comedy feature starring Kristine Froseth, Jon Bernthal, Scott Speedman, Taylour Paige and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and it all concerns a 26-year-old woman and her decision to lose her virginity.
“Waking Up Dead” (Breaking Glass): Writer-director Terracino’s indie comedy about the struggle to make it in Hollywood co-stars Traci Lords as the agent who can almost get you in the door.
“Lost Illusions” (Music Box): This is the kind of lush French period drama, packed with intrigue, that used to pack them in at American arthouses. It’s an adaptation of Honoré de Balzac’s classic novel about a young cynical poet and critic who allows himself to be bribed into writing glowing reviews. This turns out badly for him, of course. This Cesar Award–winner (seven of them, including Best Film) from director Xavier Giannoli stars Benjamin Voisin, Xavier Dolan, Cécile de France, Jeanne Balibar and Gerard Depardieu.
“Adieu Godard” (Film Movement): In a small Indian village, an elderly man and his friends, all of whom prefer porn to other movies, accidentally watch a film by Jean Luc Godard, which sparks an entirely different kind of cinema obsession.
“Casablanca Beats” (Kino Lorber): A former rapper teaches a group of young people in Casablanca how to express themselves in the world of hip-hop.
“Emergency Declaration” (Well Go USA) A plane is hijacked and a passenger has to take action in this acclaimed Korean thriller.
“Felix and Lola” / “Love Street” (Cohen Film Collection): Two romantic dramas from the early 2000s from acclaimed French filmmaker Patrice Leconte, featuring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Philippe Torreton and Laetitia Casta.
“The Good Boss” (Cohen Media Group): Javier Bardem plays the proprietor of a Spanish company and he has to impress a visiting committee with the power to make or break his business. How far will he go to make it all go his way?
“Hansan: Rising Dragon” (Well Go USA): This prequel to the most-watched Korean film in history, “The Admiral: Roaring Currents,” is a seafaring epic period drama about the Battle of Hansando.
“Hold Me Tight” (Kino Lorber): Vicky Krieps (“Phantom Thread”) stars in this French drama about a woman on the run from her family in this film from one of France’s most respected actor-directors, Mathieu Amalric.
“Incredible But True” (Arrow Video): A one-man French Weird Wave, filmmaker Quentin Dupieux returns with a tale about people discovering a time-travel vortex in their basement, and their friend who just got himself an electronic AI penis.
“Medusa” (Music Box) A vigilante girl gang roams the night in search of transgressions to punish in Anita Rocha da Silveria’s startling Brazilian drama.
“Oka!” (Kino Lorber): Based on the memoir of ethnomusicologist Louis Sarno, it’s the dramatized version of his trip to record the music of the Bayaka people and how his failing health played a part.
“Peaceful” (Icarus Films): Emmanuelle Bercot’s heartrending film details the work of dying and how it affects a mother (Catherine Deneuve) and her seriously ill son (Benoit Magimel).
“Private Desert” (Kino Lorber): An online romance between a trans woman and a cop turns mysterious when she disappears and he must hunt to find her in this thoughtful Brazilian drama.
“Unidentified” (Film Movement): A Romanian detective trying to solve a mysterious arson is pulled off the case but still he persists, and it just goes more wrong from there in this dark thriller.
“The Witch 2: The Other One” (Well Go USA Entertainment): Park Hoon-jung’s sequel to “The Witch: Subversion” finds the top secret Witch Project research subject — aka a girl with otherworldly powers, the lone survivor of a raid on the top-secret facility — spilling out into the real world with dangerous results.
“Moonage Daydream” (Decal/Neon): There are documentaries in which you can learn facts and chronological information about a historical event or person, and then there are trippy experiences like this one, in which you are immersed in the deep space of the cosmic event that was David Bowie. Music, spectacle, outfits, bisexuality, Iman, every decade of artistry, and first-person narration collected from interviews and archival tapes (he was very talkative, it turns out) coalesce into this head-spinning audio-visual achievement. If you have no idea what is a David Bowie, listen to an album first, check out the wiki page maybe. But fans, this is for you.
“After the Murder of Albert Lima” (Gunpowder & Sky): A man grieving the murder of his father, angry that the convicted killer remains free, hires bounty hunters to bring the man to justice.
“Billy Flanigan: The Happiest Man on Earth” (GDE): The cheerful story of Walt Disney World’s longest-contracted performer, a gay man who lives to entertain.
“The Book Keepers” (First Run Features): When Carol Wall’s debut memoir was published to great success, her ability to shepherd it into the world was cut short when she died from breast cancer. This doc follows her husband taking over to make sure her story wasn’t forgotten.
“Buried: The 1982 Alpine Meadows Avalanche” (Greenwich Entertainment): An account of the deadliest avalanche in US ski resort history, its legacy, and the stories of those who survived.
“Darryl Jones: In The Blood” (Greenwich): The story of Rolling Stones’ bassist Darryl Jones, who played alongside numerous other artists, including Miles Davis and Madonna.
“Hockeyland” (Greenwich): They grow NHL players in Minnesota, and this “Friday Night Lights”–style documentary explores the struggle of growing up on ice.
“Let There Be Drums!” (Greenwich) The world’s most well-known drummers talk about their jobs and the art of keeping time. Includes interviews with Taylor Hawkins, Stewart Copeland, Mickey Hart, Chad Smith and many more.
“Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Charlie Trotter” (Greenwich): The story of the late, beloved Chicago chef Charles Trotter, featuring interviews with Wolfgang Puck, Anthony Bourdain and Emeril Lagasse.
“Loving Highsmith” (Zeitgeist): The story of legendary lesbian writer Patricia Highsmith, whose stories — including “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Strangers on a Train” and “The Price of Salt” (the latter the basis of Todd Haynes’ “Carol”) — have embedded themselves into popular culture.
“Paul Taylor: Creative Domain” (First Run Features): The story of one of the most acclaimed choreographers in American dance theater.
“Riders of The Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera” (First Run Features): Opera fans will love this story of Craig Bohmler, a contemporary composer, translating Zane Grey’s novel “Riders of the Purple Sage” into a soaring opera.
“Solo” (MVD Visual): Follows the lives, careers and struggles of six Russian dancers who perform in a variety of styles, from ballet to hip-hop, ballroom vogue to exotic pole dancing.
“The Tubular Bells 50th Anniversary Tour” (MVD Visual): “Tubular Bells” from Mike Oldfield is the best-selling instrumental album of all time, and this combo doc and concert film will make longtime fans very happy.
“Wendy O. Williams: Live and F’ing Loud from London” (MVD): Before the gossipy talk show host came along, another Wendy Williams (the one with the mohawk) and her band The Plasmatics stormed the 1980s. Here’s one of her shows from 1985.
“Happy Birthday to Me” (Kino Lorber): This cult classic slasher earns its way into the 80s-kid pantheon of greatness for a few reasons. The murders were weird (and weirdly funny), for starters. And it was among the first of that era to promote itself with the promise of “six of the most bizarre murders you’ll ever see,” including the main marketing imagery of a young man being skewered with a kabob, which in turn led to outcry among film critics. And its demented appeal further included casting screen legend Glenn Ford alongside sweet and innocent “Little House on the Prairie” star Melissa Sue Anderson as the Final Girl at a fancy private school where all the popular kids are being taken out one by one. Pure, gleeful trash.
“Assassination” (KL Studio Classics): Henry Silva is a late-60s Eurospy who gets plastic surgery to alter his appearance so that he can secretly take down a crime lord in this wildly weird action-adventure.
“Blind Fury” (KL Studio Classics) Rutger Hauer is a blind Vietnam vet who is also a skilled assassin battling a crew of mafia bad guys.
“The Blood Beast Terror” (Kino Lorber): It’s Peter Cushing doing what he does best: investigating mutilated bodies in the English countryside and finding monsters all around, in this late-60s bit of gruesome fun.
“Doctor Death” (Scorpion Releasing): John Considine will kill as many people as it takes to make his experimental reincarnation body-hosting project a success.
“Heartland of Darkness” (Visual Vengeance): This long-lost Linnea Quigley “satanic panic” film from 1989 was once called “Blood Church” and is only now getting a proper home video release, so rejoice, cult-horror fans.
“Jeepers Creepers Reborn” (Screen Media): The Creeper is back in this reboot of the popular and entirely unsettling horror franchise, from filmmaker Timo Vourensola.
“Madame Claude” (MVD/Cult Epics): 1977 French drama starring Françoise Fabian and Klaus Kinski about a famed brothel, featuring music from Serge Gainsbourg with Jane Birkin on vocals. The Blu-ray of the Just Jaeckin film includes the soundtrack CD.
“Nick the Sting” (Raro): Pulp movie director Fernando Di Leo’s 1976 action outing with Luc Merenda as a con man who gets involved in a high-stakes game with some very bad men.
“Earth Girls Are Easy” (Lionsgate): Three furry aliens played by Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans crash their ship into a swimming pool owned by Valley Girl Geena Davis, and then they get makeovers and party. From acclaimed filmmaker Julien Temple and based on the 1984 song from co-writer–singer–comedy treasure Julie Brown, this late-80s nonsense classic is a day-glo comedy time capsule of Southern California silliness, complete with a cameo from LA billboard legend Angelyne. The Blu-ray is packed with extras, too, because you’re a cinephile. (And we’ve been waiting more than three decades for a Julie Brown commentary track.)
“Alma’s Rainbow” (Milestone): Ayoka Chenzira’s unjustly overlooked 90s drama, finally restored and given a shot at the audience it deserves, is a coming-of-age story about three young Black women living in Brooklyn.
“Audrey Rose” (Arrow Video): This darkly strange film about a reincarnated little girl stars Marsha Mason and Anthony Hopkins and could only have been made in the oddball 70s.
“Bedtime for Bonzo” (Kino Lorber): Before he was a terrible President of the United States, Ronald Reagan was also a mediocre actor in this 1951 comedy, where he got upstaged by an adorable chimp.
“Blue Hawaii” (Paramount Presents) Elvis Presley’s beloved 1961 musical — the one that introduced “Can’t Help Falling In Love” — gets the 4K HD treatment.
“The Blue Iguana” (KL Studio Classics) 1988 Dylan McDermott is a bounty hunter who’s bad at his job in this neo-noir mystery comedy thriller.
“Casablanca” (Warner Bros): It’s the 80th anniversary of this all-time cinema classic, so here’s a 4K HD restoration.
“The Company of Wolves” (Scream Factory): Famed auteur Neil Jordan’s eerie Little Red Riding Hood story, packed with sexual subtext, gets a well-deserved 4K restoration. Starring David Warner and the late, great Angela Lansbury.
“The Counterfeit Traitor” (Kino Lorber): Screen legend William Holden is a business executive blackmailed by British agents and forced to be a WWII spy in this early 1960s drama. Co-stars Lilli Palmer.
“Daisies” (The Criterion Collection): In this avant-garde classic of the Czech New Wave, filmmaker Věra Chytilová follows two young women on a gleeful journey of destruction and doing anything they want, any way they want.
“Detective Story” (Kino Lorber): William Wyler’s 1951 detective drama starring Kirk Douglas and Eleanor Parker is a grim and gritty story of personal chaos and crime. It earned multiple Academy Award nominations for acting, writing and directing.
“The Diamond Wizard” (Kino Lorber): This 1954 noir involving a heist and a missing nuclear scientist is also in 3D (glasses provided) in case the “Avatar” sequel makes you hungry for more of that.
“Dressed to Kill” (MGM/Kino Lorber): Brian De Palma’s insane slasher thriller is a mess of 1980 gender and sexuality mistakes, but it’s still really stylish, super tense, and you get plenty of Angie Dickinson, the coolest woman alive.
“Entre Nous” (Cohen Film Collection): Isabelle Huppert and Miou-Miou star in this acclaimed drama from Diane Kurys about two women who, in the years after World War II, become very, very close.
“Escape from Alcatraz” (Kino Lorber): Clint Eastwood and Don Siegel’s fifth and final collaboration finds Clint trying to do what the title says.
“Eyes of Laura Mars” (KL Studio Classics): Faye Dunaway is a high fashion photographer who can psychically “see” murders being committed in real-time in this glamorous slasher thriller.
“Fancy Pants” (Kino Lorber): This 1950 comedy western stars Bob Hope as an actor pretending to be a British etiquette teacher to tomboy Lucille Balls. Then come laughs.
Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema IX (KL Studio Classics): Three noir classics from the 1940s about ladies in trouble, including ”Take One False Step,” “Tangier” and “Lady on a Train,” featuring stars Deanna Durbin, Maria Montez and Shelley Winters.
Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema X (KL Studio Classics): Three noir classics set in the shadier side of the boxing world, including “World In My Corner,” “The Square Jungle” and “Flesh and Fury.”
“Going Places” (Cohen Film Collection): Bertrand Blier’s 1974 comedy of male aggression follows two amoral drifters (Gerard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere) as they barge their way through life committing petty crime and harassing Jeanne Moreau, Miou-Miou and Isabelle Huppert.
“Goldengirl” (Scorpion Releasing): Susan Anton stars in this late-70s drama about a young woman sprinter who has been… engineered by a neo-Nazi scientist who is also her adoptive father and… well, you have to just see it.
“High Plains Drifter” (KL Studio Classics): 1973 western from director Clint Eastwood starring Clint Eastwood as, once again, a Man With No Name. Seems to work for him.
“I’ve Heard The Mermaids Singing” (Kino Lorber): Patricia Rozema’s quietly moving story of a young woman (played by the great Sheila McCarthy) and her desire for life, love and a career. A 1987 queer classic finally getting its due.
“In the Mood for Love” (The Criterion Collection): A 4K restoration of Wong Kar Wai’s masterpiece of romantic longing, starring Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung (aka the apex of human sexuality).
The “Infernal Affairs” Trilogy (The Criterion Collection): The three “Infernal Affairs” films, starring Tony Leung and Andy Lau, are contemporary high-water marks in the history of Hong Kong crime dramas. (And one of them was remade by Martin Scorsese as “The Departed.”) The complete trilogy is included here, plus lots of extras, in this welcome Criterion box.
“Kaddish” (Kino Classics): Steve Brand’s now-revered 1984 documentary explores the relationship between a son and his Holocaust survivor father.
“A Knife in the Head” (Cohen Film Collection): The late Bruno Ganz (“Wings of Desire”) gives a masterful earlier performance in this 1978 drama about an innocent bystander who survives being shot in the head by police, only to have them lie and claim that he attacked them first.
“Lonelyhearts” (MGM/Kino Lorber): This 1958 Montgomery Clift-starring drama about ambition and unhappiness on a newspaper staff resulted in an Oscar nomination for co-star Maureen Stapleton in her film debut.
“Malcolm X” (The Criterion Collection): This Denzel Washington–starring epic historical drama is one of director Spike Lee’s all-time great films, given the Criterion treatment with plenty of bonus material.
“Monsieur Hire” (Cohen Film Collection): Complex 1989 French drama from Patrice Leconte starring Michel Blanc and Sandrine Bonnaire involved in an obsessive game of cat-and-mouse.
“Peking Express” (KL Studio Classics): This 1951 remake of Josef von Sternberg’s classic “Shanghai Express” stars Joseph Cotten on a train full of passengers being held hostage.
“Picpus” / “Cécile is Dead!” (Kino Classics): Two Inspector Maigret whodunnits from the early 1940s together in this vintage French double feature, starring Albert Prejean.
“Reservoir Dogs” (Lionsgate): It’s the 30th anniversary of Quentin Tarantino’s blood-soaked comedy, so here’s a 4K HD release with a Steelbook package.
“Sell Out!” (Kani Releasing): Yeo Joon Han’s 2008 Malaysian musical comedy, a satire of corporate dominance set to earworm songs, is both old and new. It was a hit at film festivals and then it languished in obscurity until now, finally getting the wider audience it deserves.
“The Score” (KL Studio Classics): Robert De Niro Edward Norton Angela Bassett Marlon Brando Frank Oz one last heist! (exhale)
“Le Soldatesse” (Raro): Gripping 1965 Italian wartime drama stars Anna Karina as one of a group of women being transported to military outposts where violence awaits them.
The Sonny Chiba Collection (Shout! Select): Seven of the martial arts legend’s greatest films, from “Yakuza Wolfe – I Perform Murder” to “Swords of Vengeance,” collected on this four-disc box set. ¡Viva Chiba!
Sony Pictures Classics 30th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Collection (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment): The indie/arthouse distributor collects 11 of their classic titles in this limited edition box set of 4K restorations. Included are “Orlando,” “The Celluloid Closet,” “City of Lost Children,” “Run Lola Run,” “SLC Punk,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “The Devil’s Backbone,” “Volver,” “Synecdoche, New York,” “Still Alice” and “Call Me By Your Name.”
“The Sporting Club” (Scorpion Releasing): Cult 1971 social commentary about generational divides from director Larry Peerce (“Goodbye, Columbus”), based on the novel by Thomas McGuane.
“Starship Troopers” (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment): Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi action blast about giant alien bugs is, in fact, a sly critique of fascist governments and the death-drive to war — so, y’know, barely relevant to life on Earth as we know it in this exact moment.
“To Kill A Mockingbird” (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment): Gregory Peck stars in this beloved adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel, now in a 60th anniversary 4K restoration.
“The Usual Suspects” (MGM/Kino Lorber): This twisting neo-noir about con men and criminals is for people who still don’t know the identity of Keyser Soze.
“The Valachi Papers” (KL Studio Classics): An all-time tough-guy classic with Charles Bronson and Lino Ventura in this story of criminals and informers.
“Wall-E” (The Criterion Collection): The first collaboration between Disney/Pixar and Criterion, the modern animation classic gets a full 4K restoration and loads of extras.
“Ray Donovan”: The Complete Series (Showtime/CBS/Paramount): Liev Schreiber is Ray Donovan, the “fixer” that celebrities, athletes and moguls turn to when they get in trouble, relying on him and his less-than-ethical methods for getting them out of whatever scrapes they’re in. But Ray’s life is complicated with family concerns, not the least of which is the amount of time he has to spend dealing with his criminal ex-con dad (Jon Voight) over the course of this multi-season series. Schreiber makes for a magnetic presence in every episode, and you’ll relive them all in this 29-disc box set, which includes “Ray Donovan: The Movie.”
“Amazing Grace: Country Stars Sing Songs of Faith and Hope” (Time/Life): This 10-DVD box set features over 150 Grand Ol Opry live performances by the most famous performers in country music history.
“Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm” (Adult Swim/WB): The Aqua Teen Hunger Force crew is back in this feature film about whatever is it that they do, aka mostly sitting around bickering, honestly, the key to their charm.
“A Discovery of Witches”: The Complete Trilogy (RLJE): The entire series based on the “All Souls” trilogy by Deborah Harkness, and starring Teresa Palmer. The six-disc set features all 25 episodes and 80 minutes of bonus features.
“Doom Patrol”: The Complete Third Season (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment): Brendan Fraser and Matt Bomer lead this DC superhero series.
“Euphoria”: Seasons 1 and 2 (HBO/Warner Bros): The wild lives of troubled teens makes for extremely stressful viewing for any parent.
“The Flight Attendant”: Seasons 1 and 2 (Warner Bros Home Entertainment): Kaley Cuoco stars in this dark comedic series about a flight attendant who wakes up next to a dead man and who then has to solve the mystery.
“Ghosts”: Season One (Lionsgate): The first season of the adorable sitcom about a couple who move into a very crowded haunted house.
“Halo”: Season 1 (Showtime/CBS/Paramount): Based on the game, this series follows the human struggle against the Covenant, malevolent aliens who want to destroy them.
“Night Gallery”: Season Three (KL Studio Classics): Rod Serling’s fantasy, horror, and sci-fi anthology series from the early 70s is groovy weirdness.
“The Offer” (Paramount): The limited series about the making of Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece, “The Godfather,” is an entertaining look at early 70s Hollywood disruption, particularly Matthew Goode’s take on legendary producer Robert Evans.
“Origins of Hip-Hop” (Lionsgate): The 8-part A&E docuseries narrated by Nas features Jay-Z, Ice-T, Lil Jon, Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Grandmaster Flash, Busta Rhymes and Eve.
“Peacemaker”: The Complete First Season (Warner Bros Home Entertainment): John Cena is a winning anti-hero in this hair metal–infused “The Suicide Squad” spinoff.
“Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam Collection” (Time/Life) A 12-disc set featuring 36 full episodes of the nine-season-long HBO series. It also comes with a bonus DVD, “Shaq & Cedric The Entertainer Present: All Star Comedy Jam,” and a 24-page booklet.
“Ultraman Cosmos: Complete Series + Three Movies/Specials” and “Ultraman Nexus: The Complete Series + Ultraman The Next” (Mill Creek Entertainment): The latest batch of TV series and spinoff films and specials from the Ultraman Universe, which is as expansive and infinite as the one in which we all live.
“We Baby Bears: The Magical Box” (Cartoon Network): The “We Bare Bears” team of adorable furry creatures get a prequel adventure series where they travel around in a magical box. Look, they’re very cute, so save your questions.
“Westworld”: Season 4 – The Choice (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment): Fast forward seven years into the future after the war between humans and sentient AI and see if you can keep up. And enjoy that cliffhanger — the new bosses at Warner Bros. canceled the show before the storyline could be resolved.