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'Freaky' provides horror-twinged twist on body-swap genre

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Kathryn Newton stars in "Freaky."
Posted at 12:22 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 14:22:51-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Here are this week's hottest home video releases. Find them on disc, or streaming services such as iTunes, Vudu, Amazon and Google Play.

The 2013 sci-fi drama, which stars Jodie Foster and Matt Damon, is about a dystopian space station society in which the elites are divided from commoners. The film shows up in 4K for the first time, bringing along with it a slate of extras including art and scene design breakdowns.

Vince Vaughn plays a serial killer who swaps bodies with a popular high school girl (Kathryn Newton). The blend of horror and comedy works well, satirizing films in the vein of "Freaky Friday" with easy aplomb. Extras include a trio of deleted scenes and a slew of making-of featurettes.

Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin and Hope Davis lead the cast of this disaster flick, about a family struggling to survive when a planet-destroying comet hurtles toward Earth. Booming effects are the true star of the show. Extras include deleted scenes, filmmaker commentary and a featurette that breaks down the visuals.

Laura Dern's 1985 breakout role featured her as a troubled teen who struggles to come of age while largely left without guidance and supervision. Treat Williams delivers a stirring performance as a dark, foreboding man she meets along the way. The Criterion adaptation includes filmmaker interviews, short films and an audio recording of the Tucson-based Life Magazine story that inspired the film.

Sienna Miller, Diego Luna, Vanessa Bayer and Beth Grant make up the ensemble cast behind a couple who suffer a life-altering trauma that causes them to re-evaluate their lives and romance. The film scored a 76 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating.
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