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Electric 'Shazam!' flashes onto home video

Hot on Home Video
Posted: 12:31 PM, Jul 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-16 15:34:02-04
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Here are this week's hottest home video releases. Find them on disc, or streaming services such as iTunes, Vudu, Amazon and Google Play.

CLASSIC DOCTOR WHO

BBC Studios released five new collections of classic "Doctor Who" episodes, spanning nearly the entire length of the iconic sci-fi series. Available separately, "The Krotons," "Planet of the Spiders," "The Sun Makers," "The Time Meddler" and "Three Doctors" rounds up nostalgic moments for die-hard fans, and helps catch up newcomers on some of the watershed moments of the past. It's just the beginning of a 63-set release over the remainder of the year.

KLUTE (1971)

Jane Fonda won her first best actress Oscar for her performance here as a prostitute who becomes embroiled in a missing-person investigation. A hardboiled detective played by Donald Sutherland enlists her to help crack the case. The Criterion edition boasts a fresh 4K trasnfer, a documentary about the making of the movie and background on director Alan J. Paula and a tribute booklet with an essay from critic Mark Harris.

SHAZAM!

The silly escapade into the often serious DC cinematic universe stars Asher Angel as a teen social outcast who gains the ability to transform into a musclebound superhero (Zachary Levi) by shouting a magic word. Director David Sandberg strikes just the right tone to pull off the zany coming-of-age action film, and Levi's bouyant performance anchors the disarming production. For my full review, click here. Extras include deleted scenes, several background featurettes, a gag reel and character breakdowns.

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