Here are this week's hottest home video releases. Find them on disc, or streaming services such as iTunes, Vudu, Amazon and Google Play.
Director David Gordon Green delivers a masterful remake of the horror classic, matching and even surpassing John Carpenter's landmark achievement on the levels of drama, tension and innovation. Ignoring the umpteen sequels, the plot works as a direct, decades-later sequel to the first film, with Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as a troubled woman obsessed with stemming the threat of her homicidal brother. Lingering tension and devastating frights permeate the film. For my full review, click here. Extras include deleted scenes, scene breakdowns, a look at the franchise's legacy and making-of featurettes.
Once Upon a Deadpool
One of the year's funniest movies falls victim to the law of diminishing returns in this awkward re-cut version, which removes enough R-rated material to merit a PG-13 rating. The best addition is Fred Savage, who plays himself in a mocking reprise of his "The Princess Bride" role he played as a child. The conceit has Deadpool kidnapping Savage and telling the film's story to him in a family-friendly manner. While worth checking out for Deadpool completists,
For my full review of the original film, click here.
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