New to Streaming:
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020) Chadwick Boseman, in his final role, stars alongside Viola Davis in this adaptation of the August Wilson play about a blues singer and her band facing racial tensions in 1927 Chicago.
Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (2020) Director Frank Marshall’s documentary on the legendary pop act sheds a light on the highs and lows of the Brothers Gibb throughout their multi decade career.
New to Disc:
CBS DVD/Paramount: Hawaii Five-0: The Compete Series (2010-2020) All 240 episodes of the reboot of the classic series have now been issued in a 60 disc set and containing over 20 hours of special features.
Jiu Jitsu (2020) The fighters of the film’s title do their best to defend the earth against alien invaders in this actioner featuring Nicholas Cage. No Extras.
Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) Charlie Plummer is a teen dealing with mental illness who’s supported by a classmate he falls in love with in this romantic drama. Extras include photo gallery and trailer.
Raining in the Mountain (1979) The quest for a sacred scroll is the basis for this Hong Kong import, long considered to be one of the best in the career of filmmaker King Hu. Extras include a video essay, commentary and 16-page booklet.
White Riot: (2020) is a documentary look at the efforts of some of the leading voices in punk music to strike back against anti immigration laws in late 1970s Britain.
Song without a Name (2019) A woman accepts an offer for free medical assistance only to have her child kidnapped in this thriller from director Melina Leon.
Frau Stern (2019) A ninety year old holocaust survivor is ready for her life to end in spite of being in good health and enjoying the fruits of her many years of labor in this German import.
It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947) A wealthy businessman discovers how the other half lives when a vagrant takes residence in his home uninvited. An Oscar nominee for best original screenplay. Extras include a Lux Radio Theatre Broadcast.
The Shop Around the Corner (1940) Two bickering shop workers (Margaret Sullivan, James Stewart) are unaware that they share a correspondence as pen pals in Ernst Lubitsch’s romantic comedy. Extras include radio broadcasts, trailer and vintage featurette.
Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Three WWII vets return home only to face obstacles at every turn as they attempt to reenter civilian life in director William Wyler’s Oscar winner for Best Picture.