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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for February 12, 2021

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Welcome to another busy article detailing highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. You’ll find all kinds of new and noted features, as well as plenty of older catalog films arriving in high definition. So, since you can’t, or likely shouldn’t be going out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these...

‘The Dig’ is a rewarding undertaking

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Running Time: 112 minutes

This feature is currently available to stream on Netflix.

The fields of archeology and excavation have served as incredible and informative windows into the past, helping paint a more accurate picture of lives lost centuries ago. Many feature films use the profession as a means of setting up an action/adventure narrative and several have done it effectively. However, there are also some amazing true stories and personal trials involved in uncovering these artifacts. The Dig is a biopic that details one such tale.

There isn’t a great deal of action, but it is a remarkably well-acted and engrossing low-key drama with an...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for February 5, 2021

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Welcome back to another look at some of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This is a very busy edition with numerous flicks being made available in a wide variety of genres. So, since you can’t, or likely shouldn’t, go out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



BIG NEW RELEASES!



ARCHENEMY: This science-fiction comedy follows an alcoholic bar-hopper who tells everyone around him that he’s actually a superhero from another planet who has lost his powers. Naturally, locals ignore the man, except for a teenager who enjoys listening to his fantastic stories. When the youth is kidnapped by a local gangster, the drunk decides that...

‘No Man’s Land’ is well-meaning, but unfocused

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Running Time: 114 minutes

This feature from IFC Films opens in select theaters, on digital platforms and VOD on Jan. 22.

The new film No Man’s Land is one of the most earnest features to come around the bend in some time. It’s a neo-western dealing with the U.S. immigrant situation that shares the experiences of people from different backgrounds. This title benefits from a committed cast, although it soon becomes clear that the filmmakers are biting off more than they can chew. There are definitely moments that will help viewers feel empathy for all the parties involved, but the story eventually suffers from being pulled in too many different...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for January 22, 2021

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Welcome back to another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. Despite it being the middle of January, it’s a remarkably busy edition with plenty of notable flicks. So, since you can’t or likely shouldn’t head out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try.



BIG NEW RELEASES!



ASSASSINS: This documentary details the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s brother. The sibling was murdered in a crowded Malaysian airport, causing a media frenzy and all sorts of speculation about what occurred. Eventually, two young women at the scene were investigated and charged with murder. The filmmakers attempt to determine whether...

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