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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 15, 2020

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It’s time to once again look at new release highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This edition features some interesting independent fare to check out from your couch. If you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

 

New Releases!

Birds of Prey: And the...

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend’ lets viewers guide the storyline

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Running Time:
70 – 80 minutes

This “interactive special” will be available on Netflix on May 12. You’ll be able to use your remote, gaming controller, mouse, or finger to make choices on your device as the story unfolds.

If you grew up during the 1980s, then you remember the “Choose Your Own Adventure” book series. These paperbacks would allow readers to make choices as they read, taking the story in different directions as they flipped pages. Recently, Netflix has also displayed this unique branching concept including Black Mirror and even a children’s Puss in Boots escapade. The latest variation is a feature-length sequel to one of...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 8, 2020

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Welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This week it’s a very busy edition featuring some high-profile films alongside smaller, independent features. So, since you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



Big New Releases!

Arkansas - Based on the bestselling book by John Brandon, this dark comedy follows a pair of buddies who are park rangers by day and drug couriers at night. They work for a mysterious criminal kingpin whom they have never met. When one of the pair starts a relationship with a coworker, it sets off alarm bells among those in the illegal organization, leading to imminent...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 1, 2020

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Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Readers will likely notice lots of independent fare. So, since you won’t be able to make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Alone Across the Arctic - We’d all like to get out and explore more, but geographer Adam Shoalts takes it to new extremes in this documentary. In order to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, the subject decides to set off alone from Old Crow, Yukon (near the Alaskan border) and make the journey east across the continent to Baker Lake, Nunavut. He hikes and paddles his way over an entire summer through the wildest and most...

‘Elephant,’ ‘Dolphin Reef’ deliver beautiful imagery

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These two pictures are currently available to stream on Disney+.



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Running Time:
Elephant - 86 minutes, Dolphin Reef - 77 minutes

Disney has a lengthy history producing non-fiction films chronicling the lives of various animal species. Just over a decade ago, they founded Disneynature, a specific branch made to develop these documentary projects. The distributor has made them available to stream on Disney+. The first title is largely set in the dry and unforgiving Kalahari Desert, while the second takes viewers under the water near the Polynesian Islands in the Pacific.

Elephant follows a herd on an arduous trek over many months across the sand and...

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