New in Home Entertainment – September 8, 2015


New in Home Entertainment

September 8, 2015

The Age of Adaline
Rated PG-13 for a suggestive comment
Available on DVD and Blu-ray
Blake Lively stars in this sci-fi-ish romance about a young girl who, after what should have been a tragic car accident, survives with the curse of never growing older. The movie does a very good job at pulling you in to the young Adaline’s tale but the sequence editing is so peculiar that it distracts you from what is most important – the story. But then the meat of the movie hits as Harrison Ford comes into the picture and the dynamic of the film changes entirely, in a very nice way. So while much of the film is poorly put together early on, half-way through it metamorphosizes into a lovely and compelling romantic movie, making the whole journey worth the taking. B

Dressed to Kill: The Criterion Collection
Available on DVD and Blu-ray
I’m guessing that with the whole Caitlyn Jenner story eating up the press, Criterion decided it was time to jump in with Brian De Palma’s 1980 sex thriller about a cross-dressing killer starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson and Nancy Allen. Everything about this film is completely over-the-top including the violence, sex/nudity, music and especially the acting. While the story could have actually made for a decent movie, here we get a huge pile of excess. That being said, Criterion tries to give the film a credible backing with this new 4K digital transfer and a huge body of special features attempting to prove why the film belongs in its library. In my opinion, this “classic” is just 105 minutes of schlock. C-

Supernatural: The Complete 10th Season
Available on DVD and Blu-ray
In this newest series about two supernatural crime-fighting brothers, they literally enter a war between heaven and hell. In season one I would have given this series maybe six years before the ideas would dissipate and the quality took a turn south. But that hasn’t happened. Instead, the writing has improved, as has the chemistry between the Winchester brothers, played by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. While the storylines here are darker, and that’s saying a lot, the show is still as fun as it was in the beginning. B+

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