“KONG: SKULL ISLAND”
4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD copy; 2017; PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language; streaming via Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, Vudu
Best extra: Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ commentary
“ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY”
3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD copy; 2016, PG-13 for extended sequences of sci-fi violence and action; streaming via Amazon Video, Google Play
Best extra: Bonus disc with multi-part making-of
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.
4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD copy, 2016, R for intense, prolonged, graphic sequences of war violence; Streaming via Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes
Best extra: The making-of documentary "The Soul of War," featured on the 4K disc
FOR YEARS, the extraordinary gallantry of Private First Class Desmond T. Doss was kept quiet.
“MERCY STREET: SEASON 2”
Blu-ray and DVD, 2017, Not Rated, contains graphic, bloody medical procedures, and sex; streaming via PBS
Best extra: Deleted scenes
“BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK”
4K Ultra HD, 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD copy, 2016, R for language throughout, some war violence, sexual content, and brief drug use; Streaming via Amazon Video, Google Play, YouTube
Best extra: “Technology as Art: Changing the Language of Cinema,” the first featurette ever shot in 4K with HDR.
2009 version 2017 version
“BATTLEGROUND: WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION”
Blu-ray, 1949, Not Rated
Best extra: A short MGM cartoon by Tex Avery, “Little Rural Riding Hood” in HD, an inspiration for moments in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”
“CLOSE TO THE ENEMY”
Blu-ray and DVD, 2016, Not Rated, contains violence, mature themes, drinking, profanity, sex and nudity
Best extra: Behind-the-scenes featurette
IN THE mood for a Cold War thriller? You can’t do much better than “Close to the Enemy” from writer/director Stephen Poliakoff.
“IT’S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER: WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION”
Blu-ray widescreen, 1955, Not Rated
Best extra: “Going Out on a High Note” featurette
THIS MGM musical has one of Gene Kelly’s best numbers. “I Like Myself” has fabulous longshots, with Kelly gliding and tapping along the streets of NYC on roller skates.
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