New on DVD/Blu-ray: Laurence Fishburne’s 1992 Thriller ‘Deep Cover’; Otto Preminger’s Pearl Harbor Drama

Ten new and classic films now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Almost Famous. 122 min. Cameron Crowe, Paramount. 2000. Blu-ray UPC 032429354877. $22.99. Rated: R. DRAMEDY
A high school student who dreams of becoming a journalist (Patrick Fugit) lands a gig for Rolling Stone magazine, to report on a touring rock band on the rise, in this semi-autobiographical account of director Crowe’s own experience. Restored with new extras.
Bringing Up Baby. b/w. 102 min. Howard Hawks, Criterion. 1938. DVD UPC 715515261517. $29.99; Blu-ray UPC 715515261418. $39.99. COMEDY
With her pet leopard, a daft heiress (Katharine Hepburn) upends the dull life of a paleontologist (Cary Grant) in this classic screwball comedy—part of the National Film Registry—now restored in 4K and complemented by lots of extras.
The Dead Zone. 104 min. David Cronenberg, Shout Factory. 1983. Blu-ray UPC 826663209853. $32.98. Rated: R. DRAMA
After waking up from a five-year coma, a schoolteacher (Christopher Walken) realizes he can see into people’s futures by touching them—a dubious gift. The first of two adaptations of Stephen King’s 1979 novel; remastered with new bonus material.
Deep Cover. 107 min. Bill Duke, Criterion. 1992. DVD UPC 715515261715. $29.99; Blu-ray UPC 715515261616. $39.99. Rated: R. ACTION
An undercover cop (Laurence Fishburne) joins forces with a cocaine dealer (Jeff Goldblum) to take down an international drug ring in Los Angeles. Considered a significant film in ’90s-era Black cinema, it’s now being reissued with a new high-def upgrade.
Ernest & Celestine. 2 discs. 80 min. Forest Whitaker, Shout Factory. 2012. Blu-ray / DVD UPC 826663217995. $24.99. Rated: PG. ANIMATION
Celebrating the alliance of opposites, a big bear named Ernest pals around with a teeny mouse named Celestine in this Oscar-nominated adaptation of Gabrielle Vincent’s beloved children’s book, drawn in classic watercolor style.
48 Hrs. 96 min. Walter Hill, Paramount. 1982. Blu-ray UPC 191329203033. $24.99. Rated: R. DRAMEDY
Saturday Night Live comedian Eddie Murphy shot to stardom with his movie debut in this buddy picture, playing Reggie Hammond, a “ride-along” convict on leave to help a police inspector (Nick Nolte) nab a pair of cop killers. Restored and remastered in 4K.
In Harm’s Way. b/w. 165 min. Otto Preminger, Paramount. 1965. Blu-ray UPC 191329201275. $16.99. DRAMA
Shooting on location, with real naval personnel as background actors, lent an unusual level of realism to this big-budget Hollywood take on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, and other marquee talent. New in HD.
Mirror. b/w & color. 106 min. In Russian w/English subtitles. Andrei Tarkovsky, Criterion. 1975. DVD UPC 715515260718. $29.99; Blu-ray UPC 715515260619. $39.99. DRAMA
An autobiographical meditation on World War II–era Russia streams the director’s dreamlike impressions in a nonlinear style unbound by conventional narrative. Restored in HD with copious extras, including a documentary.
The Night. 106 min. In Persian w/English subtitles. Kourosh Ahari, Universal. 2021. Blu-ray UPC 826663218442. $17.99. HORROR
Tired after a get-together with friends, a married couple, Babak (Shahab Hosseini) and Neda (Niousha Jafarian), and their newborn stay at an eerie hotel inhabited by an ominous force that’s intent on dredging up shadowy family secrets.
The Pianist. 148 min. Roman Polanski, Shout Factory. 2002. Blu-ray UPC 826663217957. $24.99. DRAMA
In his Oscar-winning performance, Adrien Brody plays pianist Władysław Szpilman, a Jew in 1939 Poland who evades deportation to Treblinka but is trapped in the Warsaw Ghetto. Based on Szpilman’s defiant memoir, the film makes its high-def debut.
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