Coming Attractions | Films To Add to Your Watch Lists

Classic works from Truffaut, Duras, and Zeffirelli are highlights among the forthcoming films out in the next several weeks.

Bones and All. 130 min. Luca Guadagnino, Warner. 2022. Blu-ray UPC 883929805853. $34.98. Rated: R. HORROR

Reuniting with his Call Me by Your Name director, Timothée Chalamet stars with Taylor Russell (Waves) as a pair of fine young cannibals who’ve fallen in love but struggle to find acceptance. An acquired taste based on Camille DeAngelis’s novel.

The Bride Wore Black. 107 min. 1968. Blu-ray UPC 738329261795.

Mississippi Mermaid. 123 min. 1969. Blu-ray UPC 738329261801.

The Story of Adele H. 96 min. 1975. Blu-ray UPC 738329261818. ea. vol.: In French w/English subtitles. François Truffaut, Kino Lorber. $24.95. DRAMA/ ROMANCE

A distraught bride (Jeanne Moreau) plots to murder the men responsible for her bridegroom’s death; a tycoon (Jean-Paul Belmondo) woos a mail-order fiancée (Catherine Deneuve) hiding a dark secret; and author Victor Hugo’s youngest daughter (Isabelle Adjani) pursues a soldier who shuns her love in this trio of restored classics from critic-cum-director Truffaut, debuting in high-definition.

Dark Glasses. 86 min. In Italian w/English subtitles. Dario Argento, Shudder; dist. by RLJE. 2022. DVD UPC 014381151862. $27.99; Blu-ray UPC 014381152302. $20.99. HORROR

Giallo-horror legend Argento’s (Suspiria) latest genre entry tracks a serial killer who pursues a call girl, Diana (Ilenia Pastorelli), blinding her in an auto accident that kills an entire family, except for a 10-year-old boy who becomes Diana’s eyes.

François Truffaut Collection. 2 discs. 401 min. In French w/English subtitles. Kino Lorber. 1970–78. Blu-ray UPC 738329261825. $59.95. DRAMA/COMEDY/ ROMANCE

An 18th-century doctor tries to civilize a young boy found living like an animal in The Wild Child. From childhood to early adolescence, coming of age is celebrated in Small Change. An overly amorous guy is helplessly attracted to several ladies in The Man Who Loved Women. A widower obsessed with his dead wife finds solace with a woman in mourning in The Green Room. Four more in HD from the master.

Hollywood Shuffle. 81 min. Robert Townsend, Criterion Collection. 1987. Blu-ray UPC 715515281911. $39.99. Rated: R. COMEDY

A struggling Black actor (Robert Townsend) runs into strictly stereotypical roles—hustlers, butlers, slaves, and “Eddie Murphy types”—in this takedown satire of the 1980s-era movie business, making its HD debut, complete with extra features.

Romeo and Juliet. 138 min. Franco Zeffirelli, Criterion Collection. 1968. DVD UPC 715515282215. $29.99; Blu-ray UPC 715515281614. $39.99. Rated: PG. ROMANCE

With age-appropriate actors (Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey) as the Bard’s star-crossed lovers, a stirring Nino Rota score, and Oscar-winning costumes and cinematography, this superb Shakespeare adaptation finally gets its high-def due.

Shepherd: The Story of a Hero Dog. 93 min. Lynn Roth, Shout Factory. 2019. DVD UPC 826663232103. $19.99; Blu-ray UPC 826663232110. $22.99. DRAMA

In Nazi Germany, a German shepherd separated from his family is trained by the SS to help round up Jews in a work camp—until he’s eventually reunited with his young master (August Maturo) in a heartwarming story about a boy and his dog.

Two Films by Marguerite Duras. 2 discs. 211 min. In French w/English subtitles. Criterion Collection. 1975–77. DVD UPC 715515281812. $39.99; Blu-ray UPC 715515281713. $59.99 DRAMA

Postwar literary giant Marguerite Duras turned experimental film auteur with India Song, about a bored, adulterous French diplomat’s wife (Delphine Seyrig) holed up in a dilapidated 1930s-era embassy; and Baxter, Vera Baxter, which likewise centers on a woman (Claudine Gabay) suffering from ennui who recounts her experiences.

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