Now in Theaters:
Spiderman: No Way Home (2021) (Not Reviewed) Spiderman, seeking the help of fellow superhero, Dr. Strange, inadvertently unleashes villains from an alternate universe (and series of Spiderman films) in this latest co-production between Sony and Marvel Studios.
Nightmare Alley (2021) (**½) Guillermo Del Toro’s latest, a remake of the 1947 film noir, features Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett as a couple of schemers looking to fleece a wealthy widower. The film has style to spare but is fatally overlong, with a first hour that could have easily been reduced to a half hour or less that deadens the film. For those willing to go along for the ride, however, the final act contains a somewhat redeeming, albeit excessively violent, wrap up to the proceedings that makes what came before somewhat more palatable. There’s also some great supporting work from the great character actor, Richard Jenkins. A mixed bag to be sure but not without the occasional rousing moment.
New to Disc:
The Many Saints of Newark (2021) The long-awaited prequel to the beloved Sopranos television series charts the rise of lead character, Tony Soprano. Extras include deleted scenes and two featurettes.
No Way to Treat a Lady (1968) Rod Steiger is a serial killer playing a cat and mouse game with the detective (George Segal) attempting to catch him in this thriller penned by William Goldman. Extras include a photo gallery, interview and commentary.
Lady in a Cage (1964) Olivia DeHavilland is a physically impaired woman terrorized by thugs after she becomes stuck in the elevator in her home during a power outage in this very effective thriller. James Caan is quite menacing as one of the thugs in the stylishly directed film. Extras include a commentary, trailers from hell segment and featurette.
The Vampire Lovers (1970) Ingrid Pitt stars in this British vampire film from the legendary Hammer Studios concerning a female vampire with a strong attraction to women who ravages the countryside. Extras include a new commentary, audio essay, several additional new featurettes along with archival extras.
No Time to Die (2021) The 25th film in the James Bond movie franchise has arrived on both Blu Ray and 4K editions. Extras include featurettes and a documentary on series star, Daniel Craig.
Saint-Narcisse (2020) A young man goes on a quest to find his mother whom he previously thought was dead in this Canadian film. Extras include a commentary and deleted scenes.
Roh (2019) A strange little girl with a frightening prediction is the catalyst for some unnerving events in this Malaysian thriller. Extras include a featurette.