New on DVD/Blu-ray: ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’; Sci-Fi Classic ‘The Incredible Shrinking Man’; and Criterion’s ‘Uncut Gems,’ Among Others

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

Casanova, Last Love. 98 min. In English & French w/English subtitles. Benoît Jacquot, Cohen. 2019. DVD UPC 738329256128. $19.99; Blu-ray 738329256135. $29.99. DRAMA
Eighteenth-century Italy’s most infamous libertine (Vincent Lindon), having been exiled from his country, arrives in Paris and soon meets a young courtesan (Stacy Martin) who may persuade him to change his promiscuous ways.

Corridor of Mirrors. b/w. 96 min. Terence Young, Cohen. 1948. DVD UPC 738329256159. $19.99; Blu-ray UPC 738329256166. $29.99. DRAMA
A contemporary artist (Eric Portman) preoccupied with the past fixates on an old painting, believing that he and his lover (Edana Romney) are reincarnations of figures in the Renaissance-era work—a fantasy that ends in murder. Restored in high-def.

Fritz the Cat. 78 min. Ralph Bakshi. 1972. Blu-ray UPC 738329256265. Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat. 77 min. Robert Taylor. 1974. Blu-ray UPC 738329256272. Ea. vol.: Kino Lorber. $29.95. COMEDY
Underground comic-book artist Robert Crumb’s feline creation made a splash on the big screen with this very adult animation poking fun at the permissive 1960s, complete with sex and drugs. The sequel takes the cool cat’s adventures into the next decade.

The Haunting of Bly Manor. 3 discs. 494 min. Mike Flanagan, Paramount. 2020. DVD UPC 191329205341. $32.95; Blu-ray 191329205426. $39.95. Rated: TV-MA. MYSTERY
In this miniseries that sets Henry James’s oft-adapted The Turn of the Screw in the ’80s, a young au pair (Victoria Pedretti) is hired to take care of orphaned siblings at a creepy family estate beset with strange phenomena.

High Sierra. b/w. 100 min. Raoul Walsh, Criterion. 1941. DVD UPC 715515264310. $29.95; Blu-ray UPC 715515264211. $39.95. DRAMA
In this restored classic, gangster Roy “Mad Dog” Earle (Humphrey Bogart) is sprung from jail by his old boss who wants him to participate in a jewelry heist. Roy ends up holding the bag in a mountaintop hideout, accompanied by his squeeze (Ida Lupino).

In the Earth. 107 min. Ben Wheatley, Decal. 2021. DVD UPC 843501036242. $14.99. Rated: R. HORROR
In the midst of a pandemic, a scientist (Joel Fry), escorted by a park ranger (Ellora Torchia), sets off through a terrifyingly animated forest to find a remote research site and a remedy for the virus.

The Incredible Shrinking Man. b/w.  81 min. Jack Arnold, Criterion. 1957.  DVD UPC 715515265218. $29.95; Blu-ray UPC 715515265119. $39.95. SCIENCE FICTION
Based on Richard Matheson’s novel, this science fiction classic follows a shrunken suburban husband (Grant William) fighting to survive in a household where once-innocuous inhabitants like spiders now pose a mortal threat. Restored in 4K with plentiful extras.

Joe Bell. 93 min. Reinaldo Marcus Green, Distribution Solutions. 2021. DVD UPC 843501036099. $17.99; Blu-ray UPC 843501036112. $19.99. Rated: R. DRAMA
Mark Wahlberg stars as a working-class father who takes a solo trek across the country in a campaign against bullying, the result of his gay son (Reid Miller) being tormented in high school. Based on the true story of a father’s grievous loss.

The Sheik. b/w. 86 min. George Melford, Paramount. 1921. Blu-ray UPC 191329209721. $24.99. ROMANCE
Silent-film heartthrob Rudolph Valentino stars as Ahmed Ben Hassan, who falls in love with a liberated Englishwoman (Agnes Ayres) despite her abduction serving as their introduction. Carefully restored and freshly scored.

Uncut Gems. 135+min. Josh & Benny Safdie, Criterion. 2019. DVD UPC 715515265416. $29.95; Blu-ray UPC 715515265317. $39.95. Rated: R. DRAMA
A New York City gems dealer (Adam Sandler), with a gambling addiction that’s left him deeply in debt, hopes to make a killing on a rare Ethiopian rock in a high-stakes gamble. Lionsgate’s year-old disc release receives the deluxe Criterion treatment.

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