From the Big Screen:
No major theatrical releases on DVD or Blu-ray this week
Buzzin’ the ‘B’s:
In the comedy “Confess, Fletch” (2022), starring Jon Hamm, Roy Wood Jr., Marcia Gay Harden, Lorenza Izzo and Kyle MacLachlan, Hamm stars as the roguishly charming and endlessly troublesome Fletch, who becomes the prime suspect in a murder case while searching for a stolen art collection. The only way to prove his innocence? Find out which of the long list of suspects is the culprit – from the eccentric art dealer and a missing playboy to a crazy neighbor and Fletch’s Italian girlfriend. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Paramount … In “Hunt Club” (2022), starring Mena Suvari, Mickey Rourke, Maya Stojan and Casper Van Dien, Cassandra (Suvari) has just lost her girlfriend and daughter and is desperate to find help. In walks Carter (Van Dien) offering her the chance to win $100k if she participates in the hunt on his island. She soon finds that other women, who are also there for the cash, have been tied up, only to be released as the hunted. With the help of Tessa and Lexi, Cassandra turns the tables and hunts down the men. From Uncork’d Entertainment. Read more here … In “Juniper” (2021), starring Charlotte Rampling, Marton Csokas, George Ferrier and Edith Poor, Ruth (Rampling) is a worldly former war correspondent now bored in retirement with a drinking problem and a newly fractured leg. Sam (Ferrier) is her unruly grandson, recently kicked out of boarding school and grieving the death of his mother. When the two are brought together under the same roof, they form an unexpected bond. From Kino Lorber … In “Match Struck” (2021), starring Tiffany Rhodes and George Katt, Josephine Taylor, known as Jo, is an infamous novelist whose early literary success crumbled into laughable failure after ditching her fan-favorite genre. Now, she is racing to finish her latest novel about an affluent couple, Edmund and Helena. Their seemingly perfect lives unravel with the pressure of the husband’s business venture and Jo’s sanity. Jo’s binge drinking and channeling-like creative process birth a disjointed reality filled with bizarre and dysfunctional situations that contour her ideas of reality. From Indican Pictures … In “The New Hands” (2023), starring Stephen Wu, Sally Kirkland and Felissa Rose, when Bram Victor is dumped by his girlfriend he’s convinced it’s because of his ugly hands. Mangled, and unattractive, he becomes convinced that a pair of new hands will bring her back. What to do? Since he’s a serial killer – assemble a new set of hands from beautiful victims and win back the girl of his dreams in this mix of Frankenstein and Edward Scissorhands. From Indican Pictures.
During the Second World War, following an ambush carried out in a fort by German troops, Eugène, an allied soldier, finds himself trapped underground in “War Trap” (2022 — France), starring Laurent Guiot, Pascal Putet and Franck Rasamison. Now fighting for his survival, his destiny will play out alongside that of another survivor and both must find a way to extricate themselves from certain death, unaware of the terrible battle that awaits them on the outside. From Indican Pictures. Read more here.
From TV to Disc:
“South Park: The Complete Twenty-Fifth Season”
(2022) is a single disc with all six episodes of the infamous grade-schoolers’ misadventures, societal gut punches, and general cutting-edge parody. After 24 years of getting warmed up, South Park finally hits its stride on its hilarious and surprising 25th season. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Paramount.