New on DVD/Blu-ray: Coming-of-Age Classic 'Pretty in Pink'; 'Benedetta'; and More

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

Benedetta. 132 min. Paul Verhoeven, IFC. 2021. DVD UPC 014381147230. $27.99; Blu-ray UPC 014381147247. $28.99. DRAMA

A 17th-century nun (Virginie Efira) gets romantically involved with a novice (Daphne Patakia), much to the dismay of Mother Superior (Charlotte Rampling), even as her scandalous spiritual visions threaten the Vatican. Inspired by a real occurrence.

The First Wives Club. 103 min. Hugh Wilson, Paramount. 1996. Blu-ray UPC 191329222348. $23.99. Rated: PG. COMEDY

Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton star as middle-aged divorcées who get together after the death of a college friend, planning revenge on the hubbies who left them for younger women. A semiclassic comedy gets an HD makeover.

Infinite Storm. 105 min. Malgorzata Szumowska, Decal-Bleeker. 2022. DVD UPC 843501038123. $18.99; Blu-ray UPC 843501038246. $25.99. Rated: R. DRAMA

A veteran climber (Naomi Watts) going up Mt. Washington turns back in the face of a gathering blizzard and comes to the aid of a stranded man (Billy Howle) on her descent, while time is running out to avoid the dangerous storm. Based on a true story.

Last Passenger. 96 min. Omid Nooshin. Cohen Media Group. 2012. Blu-ray UPC 738329258931. $29.99. Rated: R. DRAMA

A man (Dougray Scott) and his young son take a night train out of London that blows through all its stops in a headlong rush to disaster with its cut brake lines and no sign of the conductor—just a suicidal maniac running the locomotive.

Out of Sight. 123 min. Steven Soderbergh, Kino Lorber. 1998. Blu-ray UPC 738329259235. $29.99. Rated: R. COMEDY

An infamous bank robber (George Clooney) breaks out of jail, only to find himself falling for the federal marshal (Jennifer Lopez) attempting to bring him to justice. She’s attracted to him too—trouble is, it complicates her job. Reissued in hi-def.

Pretty in Pink. 96 min. Howard Deutch, Paramount. 1986. Blu-ray UPC 191329220153. $19.99. Rated: PG-13. DRAMEDY/COMING OF AGE

A not-so-well-to-do teen (Molly Ringwald) finds herself torn between an oddball classmate (Jon Cryer) with a crush on her and a popular guy (Andrew McCarthy) from an upper-crust family who asks her out. A classic from John Hughes in HD.

Rouge. 96 min. In Cantonese with English subtitles. Stanley Kwan, Criterion Collection. 1987. DVD UPC 715515273213. $29.95; Blu-ray UPC 715515273114. $39.95. HISTORICAL DRAMA

In 1930s Hong Kong, romance blossoms between a courtesan (Anita Mui) and the heir (Leslie Cheung) of a rich family opposed to the relationship. To ensure the continuance of their relationship in the afterlife, the lovers enter into a suicide pact.

Shaft. 100 min. Gordon Parks, Criterion Collection. 1971. Blu-ray UPC 715515272513. $39.95. Rated: R. DRAMA

Badass Big Apple private eye John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) gets caught in a gangster turf war after he’s hired to rescue a mobster’s daughter in this seminal blaxploitation film, highlighted by Isaac Hayes’s chart-topping score. Restored.

The Tales of Hoffmann. 133 min. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, Criterion Collection. 1951. Blu-ray UPC 715515272810. $39.95. MUSICAL

The makers of the classic The Red Shoes bring their artistic talent to this adaptation of Jacques Offenbach’s fantasy opera, telling the story of a poet who dreams about three women who each break his heart in unique ways. Restored in 4K with extras.

True Romance. 119 min. Tony Scott, Arrow Video. 1993. Blu-ray UPC 760137104582. $49.99. Rated: R. DRAMEDY

Before his directing career took off, Quentin Tarantino scripted this bloody and irreverently funny flick with the tagline “Stealing. Cheating. Killing. Who says romance is dead?” Restored with tons of extras tailored for fans of the cult hit.

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