Coming Attractions | Forthcoming DVD/Blu-Ray Titles From Our November Issue

Earth Girls Are Easy, the cult classic, debuts in high-def. It is just one of the many titles librarians might want to add to their AV order list this month. 

Earth Girls Are Easy. 100 min. Julien Temple, Lionsgate. 1988. Blu-ray UPC 031398337157. $17.99. Rated: PG. COMEDY

Three furry aliens (Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans) crash-land in the swimming pool of a Valley Girl manicurist (Geena Davis), leading to a series of comical mishaps—and even romance—in this cult classic debuting in high-def.

Emily the Criminal. 95 min. John Patton Ford, Vertical Entertainment. 2022. DVD UPC 843501039816. $17.99; Blu-ray UPC 843501039854. $19.99. DRAMA

Burdened with student debt and kept from a legitimate job because of her small-time criminal record, Emily (Aubrey Plaza) gets embroiled in a credit-card scam that eventually lures her into big-time Los Angeles crime with dire consequences.

The Good House. 114 min. Maya Forbes & Wallace Wolodarsky. Lionsgate. 2021. DVD UPC 031398337072. Blu-ray UPC 031398337096. Price not available. DRAMEDY

New England real estate agent Hildy Good (Sigourney Weaver) gets reacquainted with an old flame (Kevin Kline) after her ex-husband dies but still has to deal with a secret she’s been hiding for a long time. Based on Ann Leary’s best-selling novel.

Hatching. 90 min. In Finnish w/English subtitles. Hannah Bergholm, IFC Films, dist. by RLJ Entertainment. 2022. DVD UPC 014381148299. $27.97. HORROR

A 12-year-old gymnast (Siiri Solalinna) striving to satisfy her demanding mother (Sophia Heikkilä) finds an unusual egg in the woods outside her home, which she nurtures until it hatches in an allegory about the pitfalls of aiming for perfection.

Infernal Affairs Trilogy. 3 discs. 338 min. In Mandarin w/English subtitles. Andrew Lau & Alan Mak, Criterion Collection. 2002–03. Blu-ray UPC 715515279116. $124.99. Rated: R. DRAMA

Two cops (Tony Leung, Andy Lau)—one who infiltrates the criminal triads while the other clandestinely works for the gangs—exemplify the deception and betrayal in play where “infernal” subs for “internal” in this epic good vs. evil crime battle.

Khartoum. 136 min. Basil Dearden, Sandpiper Pictures. 1966. DVD UPC 850035985595. $24.99; Blu-ray UPC 850035985601. $29.99. DRAMA

“They just don’t make ’em like they used to” applies to this ultra-widescreen epic starring Charlton Heston as a British soldier selected to “save” a Sudanese city from Muhammad Ahmed (Laurence Olivier), a Muslim leader on a divine mission.

Malcolm X. 201 min. Spike Lee, Criterion Collection. 1992. Blu-ray UPC 715515279314. $39.99. Rated: PG-13. BIOPIC

Oscar-nominated Denzel Washington stars as the inspirational human-rights leader, following his life from early racial violence to petty crime to Islamic conversion tasked with peaceable Black liberation. Restored with extras befitting its stature.

Moonage Daydream. 135 min. Brett Morgen, Neon, dist. by Decal Releasing. 2022. DVD UPC 84350103973. $25.99; Blu-ray UPC 843501039748. $26.99. DOCUMENTARY

More than a half-century of iconic persona-shifting singer-songwriter-actor David Bowie is covered through 40 remastered songs, even as the artist’s spiritual journey is told in his own words in this kaleidoscopic, genre-stretching musical biography.

The Power of the Dog. 128 min. Jane Campion, Criterion Collection. 2021. Blu-ray UPC 715515278911. $39.99. Rated: R. WESTERN

Director Campion (The Piano) took home an Oscar for this Western, set in 1920s Montana, about an affectedly masculine rancher (Benedict Cumberbatch) compensating for his latent homosexuality in this Netflix film debuting on disc.

Rubikon. 110 min. Magdalena Lauritsch, IFC Films. 2022. DVD UPC 014381148251. $18.99; Blu-ray UPC 014381148268. $28.96. SCIENCE FICTION

In 2056, Earth is environmentally unsound and its only hope is a space station, the Rubikon, where scientists have developed oxygen-generating algae. The trouble is two Russians are in charge in this fight-to-save-the-planet drama beset by mistrust.

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