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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for March 25, 2022

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Welcome to another look at Blu-ray and DVD highlights headed your way. There’s plenty of interesting and unique material in this edition that is both new and old. So, if you can’t or shouldn’t be heading out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



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Bu-ray/DVD Roundup for April 1, 2022

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Welcome back for another look at new arrivals on Blu-ray and DVD. This week, you’ll find a few big Hollywood features, as well as some interesting independent fare. So, if you can’t make it out or shouldn’t be heading out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!




BLOOD ON HER NAME: This crime drama involves a cash-strapped woman who runs an auto shop. After accidentally causing the death of someone on her property, she considers hiding the body and covering it up. However, the lead is wracked with guilt and holes in her story begin to appear after being grilled by the town sheriff (who happens to be her ex-husband).

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‘X’ pays homage to horror classics

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Running Time: 105 minutes

This film from A24 opens exclusively at theaters on March 28

Independent filmmaker Ti West has built up a notable series of cult titles over the years, including “The House of the Devil,” “The Innkeepers” and “Sacrament.” His features are notable for emphasizing mood and atmosphere, with the camera often holding stationary on subjects for extended periods of time (which has resulted in some pacing criticisms from genre critics).

“X” is the latest from the writer/producer/director, which is his first horror picture in nearly a decade. This reviewer can report that it was worth the wait. Creepy movie...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for March 18, 2022

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It’s time for another look at new releases coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. Once again, there is an interesting mix of big Hollywood releases and independent fare. So, if you can’t or shouldn’t be heading out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try.





BIG NEW RELEASES!





THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR: This chiller follows a 12-year-old and his best friend who are abducted on their way home from school.

After breaking free from his confinement, one of the youngsters gets into the hallways and tries to find a way to locate and rescue his pal. He soon discovers that this kidnapper also has a cohort, making it even harder to avoid capture...

‘Turning Red’ misses out on some comedic potential

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98 minutes

This feature from Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will premiere March 11 on Disney+.

As many readers will know, growing up can be tough, especially for youngsters entering their teens. It’s certainly a turbulent time with feelings of stress, anxiety and embarrassment, as well as first crushes. The protagonist of “Turning Red” must not only contend with these issues but also a monumental physical transformation whenever her emotions fly out of control.

This animated family feature doesn’t always make the most out of its central concept’s comedic potential, but it is still a very...

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