New on DVD/Blu-ray: Sci-Fi Classic ‘Dune’; ‘Titane’; and More

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

Bad News Bears. 113 min. Richard Linklater, Paramount. 2005. Blu-ray UPC 191329212011. $14.99. Rated: PG-13. COMEDY

In this remake of the 1976 original comedy classic that starred Walter Matthau, a has-been professional baseball player (Billy Bob Thornton) coaches a ragtag bunch of Little Leaguers to shape them into a winning ball team against their rivals. New to HD.

The Celebration. 105 min. In Danish w/English subtitles. Thomas Vinterberg, Criterion. 1998. Blu-ray UPC 715515267311. $39.99. Rated: R. DRAMA

A birthday party descends into chaos amid multiple shocking revelations in this groundbreaking “Dogme 95” film using digital video with handheld camerawork, natural lighting, diegetic sound, and other techniques in search of cinematic truth.

Dick Johnson Is Dead. 89 min. Kirsten Johnson, Criterion. 2020. DVD UPC 715515267915. $29.99; Blu-ray UPC 715515267816. $39.99. Rated: PG-13. DOCUMENTARY

In the director’s filmic love letter to her father, who lives with dementia, Johnson imagines the darkly funny ways he might die, in what turns out to be a celebration of life told in a relentlessly inventive mash-up of mockumentary and documentary.

Dune. 155 min. Denis Villeneuve, Warner. 2021. Blu-ray/DVD UPC 883929701704. $26.99. Rated: PG-13. SCIENCE FICTION

The third film version of Frank Herbert’s sf epic—the first half of a two-parter—stars Timothée Chalamet as the foretold “hero” Paul Atreides, who is destined to reshape the desert planet Arrakis, where commerce dictates that “the spice must flow.”

The Lover. 115 min. Jean-Jacques Annaud, MPI. 1992. DVD UPC 030306718996. $24.99. Rated: R. DRAMA

In 1929 Indochina, a French teenager (Jane March) attending boarding school is romanced by a Chinese aristocrat (Tony Leung), testing the limits of interracial and age-related strictures. Adapted from the Marguerite Duras novel.

MLK / FBI. 106 min. Sam Pollard, RLJ Entertainment. 2021. DVD UPC 014381142600. $19.99. Rated: TV PG. DOCUMENTARY

Drawing on newly discovered and declassified files, Emmy Award winner Sam Pollard captures the extent of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr., which was part of an effort to discredit the inspirational Black leader.

The Piano. 120 min. Jane Campion, Criterion. 1993. Blu-ray UPC 715515267717. $39.95. Rated: R. DRAMA

In this Palme d’Or winner, a mute Scottish woman (Holly Hunter), who expresses herself through her music, agrees to an arranged marriage with a stern man (Sam Neill), then gets tragically involved with a more sympathetic lover (Harvey Keitel).

Spencer. 111 min. Pablo Larrain, Decal-Neon. 2021. DVD UPC 843501036938. $22.99; Blu-ray UPC 843501036969. $25.99. Rated: R. DRAMA

Her marriage to Prince Charles on the rocks, Princess Diana (Kristen Stewart) gets the cold shoulder from the royal family at a 1992 Christmas gathering in this stylized speculation about a chilly holiday.

Time. 81 min. Garrett Bradley, Criterion. 2020. DVD UPC 715515267519. $29.99; Blu-ray UPC 715515267410. $39.99. Rated: PG-13. DOCUMENTARY

The decades-long effort by Sibil Fox Richardson to gain freedom for her husband Rob, who is serving a 60-year prison sentence for armed robbery, is portrayed in a lyrical fashion and focuses on the toll that incarceration takes on the family.

Titane. 108 min. In French w/English subtitles. Julia Ducournau, Decal-Neon. 2021. Blu-ray UPC 843501037225. $22.99. HORROR

In this year’s highly provocative Cannes Film Festival winner, Alexia (Agathe Rousselle) survives a car crash because of a titanium plate in her head, then develops an erotic fixation on cars and embarks on a killing spree.

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