This Week On DVD and Blu-ray.
New movies are available on DVD and Blu-ray this week, with previous release on Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes. The new DVD releases are available to purchase on Amazon.
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Here are the movies on DVD and Blu-ray this week, Tuesday June 06, 2017:
Beauty and the Beast: Experience the tale as old as time.
Synopsis: Disney‘s animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.
“Beauty and the Beast creates an air of enchantment from its first moments, one that lingers and builds and takes on qualities of warmth and generosity as it goes along.”
Mick LaSalle – San Francisco Chronicle. Full review.
Director: Bill Condon.
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen.
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Musical.
MPAA Rating: PG.
A Cure for Wellness: Begin Treatment.
Synopsis: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure
“A Cure for Wellness feels like a return to form for the director. It’s not hard to imagine how Verbinski might have come up with a baffling horror film about the pressures of work/health balance. His latest film is rich with invention, intrigue, and a mind-melting liveliness that’s impossible to ignore.”
Blake Goble – Consequence of Sound. Full review.
Director: Gore Verbinski.
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Douglas Hamilton, Adrian Schiller, Celia Imrie, Ashok, Mandanna, Harry Groener, Godehard Giese, Tomas Norstrom.
Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller, Mystery.
MPAA Rating: R.
A United Kingdom: David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike Love Story.
Synopsis: The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.
“It’s a tender love story that never goes soft on its provocations. It’s a defiant cry from the heart.”
Peter Travers – Rolling Stone. Full review.
Director: Amma Asante.
Cast: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Terry Pheto, Laura Carmichael, Charlotte Hope, Jessica Oyelowo, Arnold Oceng, Nicholas Lyndhurst.
Genres: Drama, History.
MPAA Rating: PG-13.
Aftermath: All he had left was revenge.
Synopsis: Two strangers’ lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash. Inspired by actual events, Aftermath tells a story of guilt and revenge after an air traffic controller’s (Scoot McNairy) error causes the death of a construction foreman’s (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wife and daughter.
“This is a film full of scenes that would be easy to overplay, but which Schwarzenegger tackles with understated perfection. Truly, this is quite unlike anything else he’s ever done, and brilliantly so.”
Hamish Macbain – Empire. Full review.
Director: Elliott Lester.
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maggie Grace, Kevin Zegers, Hannah Ware, Scoot McNairy, Mariana Klaveno, Glenn Morshower, Mo McRae, Larry Sullivan, Theresa Cook.
Genres: Drama, Thriller.
MPAA Rating: R.