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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New on DVD and Blu-ray: January 17, 2017

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The new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of January 17, 2017 include the thriller "The Girl on the Train" starring Emily Blunt, the horror sequel "Ouija: Origin of Evil", the comedy "Keeping Up With the Joneses", the courtroom drama "The Whole Truth" starring Keanu Reeves and the animated feature "Long Way North". Also new on home video is the second season of the Syfy series "12 Monkeys".

Check out all the new movies and TV shows released on DVD and Blu-ray after the jump.





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MOVIES


THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (2016)


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Product Description: The Girl on the Train is based on Paula Hawkins' bestselling thriller that shocked the world. Rachel (Emily Blunt), devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. Everything changes when she sees something shocking happen there, and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray + DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD, Amazon Instant Video

Director: Tate Taylor

Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Laura Prepon, Allison Janney, Lisa Kudrow, Edgar Ramirez

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 112 min

Rating: R for violence, sexual content, language and nudity

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios

Special Features:
  • Feature Audio Commentary with Director Tate Taylor
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • The Women Behind The Girl : Author Paula Hawkins and screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson discuss their thoughts on writing the novel, the adaptation process and the importance of maintaining character integrity. Director Tate Taylor discusses working with these two incredible writers to make sure his vision for the film was represented in the script.
  • On Board The Train: A behind-the-scenes look at the strong ensemble cast of The Girl on the Train.
  • Director Tate Taylor and Producer Mark Platt discuss the specific nuances associated with each of the cast members' performances and Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Allison Janney, Laura Prepon, Lisa Kudrow, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans and Edgar Ramirez take fans through the process of creating their incredible characters.





OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL (2016)


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Product Description: It was never just a game. Inviting audiences again into the lore of the spirit board, Ouija: Origin of Evil tells a terrifying new tale in 1967 Los Angeles. A widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray + DVD Combo, Amazon Instant Video

Director: Mike Flanagan

Starring: Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso, Henry Thomas

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 99 min

Rating: PG-13 for disturbing images, terror and thematic elements

Language: English

Studio: Universal

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Deleted Scenes





KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES (2016)


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Product Description: A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, Amazon Instant Video

Director: Greg Mottola

Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot, Matt Walsh, Patton Oswalt

Genre: Action, Comedy

Runtime: 105 min

Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, action/violence and brief strong language

Language: English

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Special Features:
  • Featurettes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Still Gallery
  • Trailers





THE WHOLE TRUTH (2016)


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Product Description: Keanu Reeves is a defense attorney trying to clear a teen in the brutal stabbing of his father. As more evidence comes to light, the whole truth seems darker than ever.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant Video

Director: Courtney Hunt

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Renée Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jim Belushi

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Runtime: 93 min

Rating: R for language and some violence including a sexual assault

Language: English

Studio: Lionsgate

Special Features:
  • None





LONG WAY NORTH (2015)


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Product Description: Long Way North is set in late-19th century Saint Petersburg. Sacha, a young girl from the Russian aristocracy, has always been fascinated by the exciting life of her grandfather, Oloukine, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer who has yet to return from his latest expedition to conquer the North Pole. But Sacha’s parents, who have already made arrangements for her marriage, strongly disapprove of her fascination, to say the least. Defying her parents’ wishes, Sacha flees her home and launches an adventure-filled quest toward the Great North in search of Oloukine and his ship.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Bluray + DVD Combo, Amazon Instant Video

Director: Rémi Chayé

Starring: Christa Théret, Féodor Atkine, Antony Hickling, Tom Morton

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure

Runtime: 81 min

Rating: PG for some peril and mild language

Language: English

Studio: Shout Factory

Special Features:
  • Conceptual pilot
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Interview with director Rémi Chayé and producer Henri Magalon
  • Still Galleries – Character Design & Concept Art
  • Animated storyboards





DEATH RACE 2050 (2017)


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Product Description: Legendary filmmaking icon, Roger Corman, is back with his most outrageous film yet in this sensational, action-packed and darkly humorous reboot of the original Death Race 2000! It's the year 2050 and America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government ruled by The Chairman (Malcolm McDowell). The masses have been brainwashed with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, in which a motley crew of violent drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for shamelessly running people over and driving each other off the road. The reigning champion and fan favorite, Frankenstein (Manu Bennett), who's half-man half-machine, wants to take the crown, but his rebel spy co-pilot threatens his legacy.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray + DVD Combo, Amazon Instant Video

Director: G.J. Echternkamp

Starring: Manu Bennett, Malcolm McDowell, Marci Miller, Yancy Butler

Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 93 min

Rating: R for violence and gore throughout, language, and some sexual material and nudity

Language: English

Studio: Universal

Special Features:
  • The Making of 2050 – This featurette goes behind the scenes of Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 to explore why, over four decades later, the original Death Race 2000 has been remade, including what made this project appealing to cast and crew, what changes have been made, and what fans of the original will still love. Discover the movie magic behind the deaths, stunts and of course — the cars! Includes interviews with stars, director G.J. Echternkamp and Corman himself.
  • Cars! Cars! Cars! – Go on the set with the drivers of Death Race 2050 as they introduce their one-of-a-kind killing machines: Frankenstein and his Monster, Perfectus and his Piece of Art, Tammy and the Tank, Minerva and her Sound Box and ABE.
  • The Look of 2050 – An insider look at how the film's visual style came together, including how shooting in Peru helped set the tone of the picture and how the costumes became stars in and of themselves.
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COME AND FIND ME (2016)


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Product Description: David and Claire’s idyllic relationship comes to an abrupt and mysterious end after Claire disappears without a trace. Devastated but incapable of letting go, David follows Claire's trail down a frantic and increasingly dangerous path. Shocked at discovering Claire was living a double life, David is forced to risk everything if he ever wants to see her again.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant Video

Director: Zack Whedon

Starring: Annabelle Wallis, Aaron Paul, Garret Dillahunt

Genre: Thriller

Runtime: 112 min

Rating: R for language and some violence

Language: English

Studio: Lionsgate

Special Features:
  • Unravelling the Mysteries of Come and Find Me Featurette
  • Filmmaker Commentary with Writer/Director Zack Whedon and Producer Chris Ferguson





TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016)


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Product Description: TRAIN TO BUSAN is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak, trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to the Safe Zone…which may or may not still be there.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant Video

Director: Sang-ho Yeon

Starring: Yoo Gong, Soo-an Kim, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma

Genre: Action, Drama, Horror

Runtime: 118 min

Rating: R

Language: English

Studio: Well Go USA

Special Features:
  • Behind the Scenes
  • That's A Wrap
  • Trailer





THE HOLLOW POINT (2016)


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Product Description: A new sheriff of a small town along the U.S. & Mexico border investigates a drug cartel deal that went horribly wrong.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant Video

Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego

Starring: Ian McShane, Patrick Wilson, Lynn Collins,

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Runtime: 97 min

Rating: R for bloody violence and language

Language: English

Studio: Lionsgate

Special Features:
  • None





WHEN ELEPHANTS WERE YOUNG (2016)


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Product Description: A young man and his young elephant named Nong Mai street beg in gritty Bangkok amis the controversial elephant business that threatens their very survival, until an opportunity comes along to release Nong Mai into the wild. Includes Bonus feature - Return to the Forest.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant Video

Director: Patricia Sims

Starring: William Shatner, Michael Clark, Patricia Sims

Genre: Documentary, Adventure, Drama

Runtime: 90 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: House Lights Media

Special Features:
  • None





IXCANUL (2015)


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Product Description: Ixcanul is the brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Mayans living on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. A mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, this gorgeously photographed film is an immersive journey into its characters customs and beliefs, chronicling with unblinking realism disappearing traditions and a disappearing people. One of the best-reviewed movies of 2016, Ixcanul was the first film Guatemala ever submitted for Best Foreign Film consideration at the Academy Awards.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Jayro Bustamante

Starring: María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Antún

Genre: Drama

Runtime: 93 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Kino Lorber

Special Features:
  • Booklet essay by Lydia Ogwang
  • Making-of documentary
  • Trailer





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TELEVISION


12 MONKEYS Season 2 (Syfy)


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Product Description: 12 Monkeys, starring Aaron Stanford (James Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse), Emily Hampshire (Jennifer), Barbara Sukowa (Dr. Katrina Jones), and Todd Stashwick (Deacon) follows the journey of James Cole, a man from 2043 sent back in time to stop a malevolent organization known as the Army of the 12 Monkeys from destroying the world. Joining forces with Dr. Cassandra Railly in the present day, Cole must untangle a conspiracy that's been spun throughout centuries. As Cole, Dr. Railly and their unlikely allies get closer to discovering the truth they will learn that there are not only deadly consequences for mankind... but time itself.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Creators: Travis Fickett, Terry Matalas

Starring: Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean, Barbara Sukowa

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Runtime: 558 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Webisodes
  • Inside 12 Monkeys: Season 2
  • "Primary" Podcast
  • "Bodies of Water" Podcast
  • "Blood Washed Away" Podcast
  • "Memory of Tomorrow" Commentary with Executive Producer / Showrunner Terry Matalas and Actors Amanda Schull and Aaron Stanford





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