Happy week of Thanksgiving to our US readers! This week’s home entertainment offerings are a smaller lot, with The Villainess, Jungle, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets being some of the bigger new releases coming our way on November 21st.
Stephen Kings fans should take note, as Dolores Claiborne arrives in HD this week courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection, and XLrator Media is keeping busy as well with a bunch of recent indie titles making their way to various formats, including Dark Signal, American Mary, Housebound, and Under the Bed.
Bunnyman Vengeance is also coming home on Tuesday to both Blu and DVD via Uncork’d Entertainment, and Scarecrowd makes its DVD debut this week, too.
Dolores Claiborne (Warner Archive Collection, Blu-ray)
Selena St. George stares at the note and news clipping: Her estranged mother Dolores has been accused of murder. Grudgingly, Selena returns to her tiny Maine hometown to offer help. Not that she believes Dolores is innocent. In truth, she harbors suspicions going back 20 years.
Kathy Bates, who won a Best Actress Oscar® for Misery, scores in another chilling Stephen King story (directed by Taylor Hackford) as tough-talking Dolores Claiborne. Jennifer Jason Leigh is wrenching as embittered Selena. The two circle warily, piecing together past and present, memory and fact, to reveal the startling truth behind two mysterious deaths.
Jungle (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu/DVD Combo, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital)
An enthusiastic young adventurer follows his dreams into the Amazon jungle with two friends and a guide with a mysterious past. Their journey quickly turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wilderness lead to an all-out fight for survival.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Lionsgate, 4K Ultra HD/Blu Combo, Blu/DVD/Digital HD & DVD/Digital)
Based on the groundbreaking comic book series, which inspired a generation of artist, writers, and filmmakers, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson.
In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence, and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
The Villainess (Well Go USA, Blu/DVD Combo & DVD)
Bloody revenge is at the heart of this stylish, kinetic action-thriller that gives a welcome shot of adrenaline to the classic femme fatale story. Honed from childhood into a merciless killing machine by a criminal organization, assassin Sook-hee is recruited as a sleeper agent with the promise of freedom after ten years of service - and she jumps at the chance for a normal life. But soon enough, secrets from her past destroy everything she s worked for, and now nobody can stand in her way as she embarks on a roaring rampage of revenge.
ALSO AVAILABLE THIS WEEK:
American Mary (XLRator Media, Blu-ray & DVD)
Bunnyman Vengeance (Uncork’d Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)
Dark Signal (XLRator Media, Blu-ray & DVD)
Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (Cheezy Movies, DVD)
Housebound (XLRator Media, Blu-ray)
Jabberwocky (Criterion Collection, Blu-ray)
Scarecrowd (SRS Cinema, DVD)
Teenage Slumber Party Nightmare (SRS Cinema, Blu-ray)
Under the Bed (XLRator Media, Blu-ray)