This week’s batch of new releases on DVD provides two highly recommended titles as both John Wick: Chapter 2 and The LEGO Batman Movie make their way to the small screen. It doesn’t stop there however, because also on DVD today is Mine, which follows an American soldier who is left alone to fend for himself after an accident. There are also quite a few dramas, including Bitter Harvest and Neruda.
Check out the complete list of films for home release below. Let us know what you’ll be watching this week by leaving a comment! ~Brenden Zerihun
John Wick: Chapter 2 – Assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is in a quest to get his car back from the Russian mob. After getting it, he plans to retire for good. This all changes when someone comes knocking at his door looking for repayment of a past debt. John soon finds out he doesn’t have a choice but to complete one more mission before retirement.
Trailer: John Wick: Chapter 2
The LEGO Batman Movie – This light and funny take on everyone’s favorite superhero is perfect to watch with the family. Batman (Will Arnett) must save Gotham City from The Joker (Zach Galifianakis), who is out to prove he is the hero’s greatest enemy. The keys to the city have been passed down to Barbara a.k.a. Batgirl (Rosario Dawson), while Batman has taken Robin under his wing. When The Joker assembles a crew of villains to take over the city, Batman is forced to work as a team with Robin and Batgirl if they want to have any chance at saving the city.
Trailer: The LEGO Batman Movie
Mine – Mike (Armie Hammer) is a sniper who finds himself abandoned alone in the desert after stepping on a landmine. One small mistake has cost him the whole mission, and he is now stuck in enemy territory. Facing the harsh environment without water, the soldier must remain calm and use his training and resources to stay alive for the next 52 hours until help comes.
Bitter Harvest – This film is set in 1930s Ukraine, as Stalin launches a death-by-starvation program that ultimately kills millions of Ukrainians. Young artist Yuri (Max Irons) struggles to save his lover Natalka (Samantha Barks) from the Holodomor.
Trailer: Bitter Harvest
Neruda – This biopic revolves around the events of the 1948 manhunt for Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco). Neruda has to break free from his country after he joins the opposition party, which is outlawed in his native Chile. He is hunted by an ambitious police inspector hoping to make a name for himself by capturing Neruda.
Table 19 – Maid of honor Eloise (Anna Kendrick) is relieved of her duties after being dumped by the best man. She decides to hold her head up high and attend the wedding anyway, but finds herself seated at the “random” table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers. Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19, most of whom should have known to just send regrets (but not before sending something nice off the registry).
Trailer: Table 19
Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire – Fraternal twins battle to be ruler of Britannia when their grandfather dies. However, when an outsider steals the powers of the magnificent dragon Drago (Patrick Stewart), whom the former king had bonded with, the twins have to drop their rivalry and band together.
Trailer: Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire
Frantz – While making her daily visit to the grave of Frantz, her fiancé who was recently killed during battle in World War I, Anna meets a mysterious Frenchman named Adrien, who has also been placing flowers on Frantz’s grave. The two grow close as they bond over their memories of Frantz, but when Adrien returns to Paris and a letter Anna sends him returns unopened, she goes to search for him.