New on DVD/Blu-ray: Dennis Hopper’s Campy Neo-Noir; Robin Wright’s Directorial Debut

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

Days of Heaven. 94 min. Terrence Malick, Paramount. 1978. Blu-ray UPC 032429354051. $20.99. Rated: PG. DRAMA
Posing as siblings, two on-the-lam lovers (Richard Gere and Brooke Adams) find work harvesting the golden wheat fields of a terminally ill Texas landowner (Sam Shepard) and become enmeshed in a romantic triangle, leading to tragedy.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High. 89+ min. Amy Heckerling, Criterion. 1982. DVD UPC 715515258012. $29.99; Blu-ray UPC 715515257916. $39.99. Rated: R. COMEDY
Adapted from Cameron Crowe’s novel, this coming-of-age tale tackles the usual teen preoccupations—school, jobs, dating, etc.—with unusually keen insight, while introducing Sean Penn, Phoebe Cates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and other future stars.
The Hot Spot. 130 min. Dennis Hopper, Kino Lorber. 1990. DVD UPC 738329252953. $19.95; Blu-ray UPC 738329252960. $29.95. Rated: R. DRAMA
A drifter (Don Johnson) robs a bank and gets away with it—thanks to an alibi from a femme fatale (Virginia Madsen) with an ulterior motive—then falls for another woman (Jennifer Connelly), in this campy neo-noir from the director of Easy Rider.
Kinky Boots: The Musical. 122 min. Jerry Mitchell & Brett Sullivan, MVD. 2019. DVD UPC 760137448297. $19.99; Blu-ray UPC 760137465089. $24.99. MUSICAL
The heir to a struggling shoe factory teams up with a drag queen to make a chic but durable line of thigh-high boots, forging a kinship in this filmed version of the smash Broadway musical from Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein.
Land. 89 min. Robin Wright, Universal. 2021. DVD UPC 191329159163. $29.99; Blu-ray UPC 191329159170. $34.99. Rated: PG-13. DRAMA
Actress Robin Wright makes her directorial debut with this film, and she also stars as a determined woman looking for new purpose in the American wilderness after a tragic event; she’s aided by a local hunter (Demián Bichir) who saves her life and ends up becoming her friend.
The Little Things. 128 min. John Lee Hancock, Warner. 2021. DVD UPC 883929707959. $28.99; Blu-ray UPC 883929707966. $35.99. DRAMA
Denzel Washington stars as a frazzled deputy sheriff, with an eye for detail, who joins forces with a younger sergeant (Rami Malek) to arrest a serial killer (Jared Leto); all the while, the sheriff copes with personal issues and clashes with his partner.
Madame Rosa. 105 min. In French w/English subtitles. Moshé Mizrahi, Kino Lorber. 1977. Blu-ray UPC 738329253820. $29.99. Rated: PG. DRAMA
Simone Signoret (Diabolique) stars as a Jewish Holocaust survivor who runs a Parisian boarding house for kids and also raises a Muslim Algerian boy amid Arab-Israeli conflict, in this high-definition upgrade of the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film.
Mission: Impossible. 110 min. Brian De Palma, Paramount. 1996. Blu-ray UPC 032429354136 $16.59. Rated: PG-13. DRAMA
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the enduring franchise, this remastered edition with bonus material stars Tom Cruise as IMF agent Ethan Hunt, a resilient action hero set to accept his seventh mission.
Rosemary’s Baby. 137 min. Roman Polanski, Paramount. 1968. Blu-ray UPC 032429354112. $20.99. Rated: R. DRAMA
Gripped by increasing paranoia, a young wife (Mia Farrow) comes to believe that her unborn baby has been sired by the devil—and that her neighbors, her doctor, and even her husband are part of a conspiracy. Based on Ira Levin’s best-selling novel.
Supernova. 93 min. Harry Macqueen, Wolfe. 2021. DVD UPC 754703764935. $26.95. Rated: R. DRAMA
Long-term couple Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci) go on a road trip with friends and family, to celebrate their memories after Tusker shows signs of dementia in this heart-tugging exploration of the meaning of love put to the test.
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