“THE BALLARD OF CABLE HOGUE: WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION”
Blu-ray, 1970, R for brief nudity and language
Best extra: Commentary with Sam Peckinpah experts Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle
“WOMAN OF THE YEAR: THE CRITERION COLLECTION”
Blu-ray, DVD, 1942, Not Rated
Best extra: “George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey” by his son, George Jr.
IT’S BEEN a long time coming.
4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD copy, 2016, PG-13 for sexuality, nudity and action/peril; Streaming via Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes
Best extra: Casting the Passengers featurette
4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD copy, 2016, R for violence, some sexuality/nudity, profanity and brief drug use; streaming via Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes
Best extra: A 10-part making-of documentary running nearly a hour
ROMANCE in Casablanca – there’s nothing like it.
Blu-ray widescreen, DVD widescreen and Digital HD copy, 2015, R for profanity and sexuality
Best extra: Commentary from director/writer Rebecca Miller
THINK OF “Maggie’s Plan” as a Woody Allen movie without the cynicism or pessimism, with elements of Jane Austen’s “Emma” for millennials.
“TOUCHED WITH FIRE”
Blu-ray widescreen, DVD widescreen and Digital HD download, 2015, rated R for coarse language, a disturbing image, sex and drugs
Best extra: Conversation between writer/director/editor/composer Paul Dalio and Dr. Kay Jamison
“HOW TO BE SINGLE”
Blu-ray widescreen and DVD widescreen, 2016, R for sexual content and strong language throughout
Best extra: “The Best Idea Wins! The Humor of ‘How to be Single’”
IF YOU’VE read the book, “How to Be Single: A Novel,” by Liz Tuccillo, you might be confused when you watch this 2016 rom-com by the same name.
“THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL”
Blu-ray widescreen, DVD widescreen and Digital HD copy, 2015, PG for some language and suggestive comments
Best extra: Promo featurettes (HD)
“WHILE WE’RE YOUNG”
Blu-ray widescreen, DVD widescreen and Digital HD copy, 2014, R for profanity
Best extra: Multi-part featurette in HD
WITH WINNING appeal, lots of laughs, and a splash of cynicism, director Noah Baumbach (“The Squid and the Whale”) takes a look at the foibles of a middle-aged New York couple who befriend a much younger, hipper twosome.
Blu-ray widescreen, DVD widescreen and Digital copy, 2014, Not Rated, contains some graphic violence, gore, drugs, profanity, sex and nudity
Best extra: “The Making-of ‘Spring’”
ALFRED, Lord Tennyson, called it: In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
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