Now in Theaters:
Fast X-Dom (Vin Diesel) and the “Family” return to do battle with the son (Jason Momoa) of the villain from the fifth installment 12 years ago (you know, the one where the ‘Family” pulled a safe down a crowded street in broad daylight). The villain in question is out to avenge dear old dad’s death and cause some trouble to make up for the loss of fortune brought about by Dom and the “Family.” This $350 million dollar film is an apparent set up for more “Family” shenanigans to come.
New to Streaming:
Love to Love You, Donna Summer (***) The daughter of the late, lamented Disco Queen co-directs this often moving tribute to her mother as she tries to understand her mother as a performer and as a human being. There are some very revelatory home movies throughout the proceedings and interesting insights from those who knew her best. Even though it doesn’t probe as deeply as one might like it’s still a worthy portrait of an icon of 1970s popular American culture.
New to Disc:
Creed III (2023) The latest installment in the spinoff series from the Rocky franchise, and the first not to feature the Italian Stallion, arrives in both 4K and Blu Ray editions this week with a few featurettes and deleted scenes.
Creed: 3 Film Collection (2015-2023) All three of the aforementioned Creed films have been bundled together in one Blu Ray set that retains previously issued extras.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods (2023) The latest DC Comics theatrical entry comes to Blu Ray and 4K disc this week coupled with a few new featurettes.
Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) The critically lauded werewolf tale from France gets a 4K upgrade this week in a new edition that retains the previous extras.
Violent Streets (1974) A retired Yakuza underboss gets pulled back into the criminal underworld in this film from director Hideo Gosha now getting its first ever Blu Ray issue. Extras include a booklet, video essay and featurette.
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001) A man seeking hidden treasures falls for a woman suffering from a condition that causes water to erupt from her body in this Japanese environmental pollution comedy. Extras include a video essay and booklet.
Pete Maman (2021) An eight year old girl’s friendship with another girl serves to bring the former closer to her mother in director Celine Sciamma’s latest. Extras include a director interview.
My Man Godfrey (1957) David Niven and June Allyson star in this remake of the classic 1936 comedy. Extras include a new commentary and trailer.
Soundies: The Ultimate Collection is a new set being issued by the label that brings together the promotional music videos from the 1940s and 50s.