7 Forthcoming Films Not To Miss | Coming Attractions

Forthcoming DVDs and Blu-rays include Helen Mirren as Golda Meir, the B-movie cult classic that inspired Ridley Scott’s Alien, and Douglas Fairbanks’s swashbuckling D’Artagnan.

EO. 88 min. In Polish, Italian, French & Spanish w/English subtitles. Jerzy Skolimowski, Criterion. 2022. DVD UPC 715515288514. $24.95; Blu-ray UPC 715515288415. $29.95. DRAMA

The Innocent. 99 min. In French & Spanish w/English subtitles. Louis Garrel, Criterion. 2022. DVD UPC 715515288910. $24.95; Blu-ray UPC 715515288910. $29.95. ROM-COM

No Bears. 106 min. In Turkish, Persian & Azerbaijani w/English subtitles. Jafar Panahi, Criterion. 2022. DVD UPC 715515288712. $24.95; Blu-ray UPC 715515288613. $29.95. DRAMA

With its new line of “Janus Contemporaries” devoted to recent theatrical releases, the Criterion Collection debuts a promising trio: Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize winner and Oscar nominee EO pursues a wandering donkey on its fateful journey through modern-day Europe, experiencing the best and worst of humanity from a unique perspective. In The Innocent, a teacher marries one of her pupils—a man serving time in prison for robbery—much to the dismay of her skeptical son, who warms up to his paroled stepdad when recidivism offers a newfound opportunity. Reflecting its director’s real-life status, No Bears follows a dissident Iranian filmmaker working in neighboring Turkey on a love story whose protagonists are thwarted by unseen forces. As an extra, each Janus title includes an interview with the movie’s maker.

Golda. 100 min. Guy Nattiv, Decal-Bleeker. 2023. DVD UPC 843501041574. $18.99; Blu-ray UPC 843501041581. $20.99. DRAMA

Helen Mirren stars as Golda Meir, the tough yet compassionate Israeli prime minister during the 19-day Yom Kippur War in 1973, who is determined to save her nation no matter the cost. Liev Schreiber costars as U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

It! The Terror from Beyond Space. b/w. 69 min. Edward Cahn, Kino Lorber. 1968. Blu-ray UPC 738329264529. $24.99. HORROR

An implacable stowaway monster kills off, one astronaut at a time, the crew of a Mars expedition on its return to Earth. This B-movie cult classic was the primary inspiration for Ridley Scott’s big-budget Alien (1979). Digitally upgraded in HD.

The Three Musketeers/The Iron Mask. 2 discs. b/w. 119 min./95 min. Fred Niblo/Allan Dwan, Cohen Media Group. 1921/1929. Blu-ray UPC 738329264154. $29.95. ADVENTURE

Silent-film star Douglas Fairbanks displays his considerable swashbuckling skills as D’Artagnan, a French farm boy–turned–acrobatic swordsman, in this double feature based on the Alexandre Dumas novels. Restored in HD from 35mm film elements.

Tod Browning’s Sideshow Shockers. 3 discs. b/w. 197 min. Criterion. 1925-32. DVD UPC 715515287913. $39.95; Blu-ray UPC 715515287814. $69.95. HORROR/DRAMA

In the pre–Production Code Hollywood era, more than racy dialogue and fleeting nudity ruled; so did the sordid strangeness of circus performer–cum–filmmaker Browning’s notorious outings. His most infamous film, Freaks, stars real-life circus-sideshow performers united by their ostracism from mainstream society. Silent film star Lon Chaney plays an armless knife-thrower using his feet in The Unknown, with Joan Crawford as his associate and love interest. In The Mystic, silent-era singer Aileen Pringle stars as a fake psychic who partners with a con man to swindle society matrons. An adventurous trio gets a digital sprucing up.

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