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'Hellboy' tries to light a fire on home video

Hot on Home Video
Posted: 8:47 AM, Jul 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-23 11:48:09-04
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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.

DO THE RIGHT THING

Spike Lee's 1989 opus is a fiery examination of race and class relations in Brooklyn. Rosie Perez, Danny Aiello, Samuel L. Jackson, John Turturro and Ruby Dee make up the superb cast. Criterion celebrates the film's 30th anniversary in style, with a fresh 4K digital restoration and loads of extras, including Lee's 1995 audio commentary, a making-of documentary, new intervews with the filmmakers and a tribute booklet with excerpts from the journal Lee kept during production.

HELLBOY

The franchise reboot, which stars David Harbour as the demon-spawned anti-hero, struggles to catch fire. Impressive action sequences are dampened by a clumsy script, a weak plot and occasionally awful visual effects. Based on Mike Mignola's Dark Horse comic book series, the film has Hellboy face off against the Blood Queen (Milla Jovovich) For my full review, click here. Extras include deleted scenes and a three-part making-of doc.

MANIFEST: SEASON 1

NBC's watercooler conversation-fueling sci-fi mystery wrapped up an entrancing first season. Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis and J.R. Ramirez lead a strong ensemble cast. The story follows passengers of a flight that reappeared after vanishing for five years. They passengers try to readapt to a world that has moved on without them as they try to unravel the conspiracies and power struggles that lie at the heart of the disappearance.

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