Here are this week's hottest home video releases:
The Complete Monterey Pop Festival (Criterion)
Chronicling the watershed 1967 festival that kicked off the Summer of Love, the film captures performances by the likes of Jim Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Otis Redding, as well as many other legends. Extras include a tribute booklet, filmmaker commentary, fresh interviews with those involved in the production and a short film that accompanied the theatrical run.
Disney's DuckTales: Woo-oo!
Disney's reboot of the 1990s animated adventure series lives up to its predecessor in most meaningful ways, combining heartfelt, exciting stories with ample comedy as wealthy treasure hunter Scrooge McDuck totes his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie along for the ride. Disappointingly, only about an hour of content is on the DVD. Extras include six shorts that introduce various characters.
Game of Thrones: Season 7
Some "Game of Thrones" fans yearned for the steady, measured plot developments of seasons past, but I found the action-heavy focus enthralling. Several massive set pieces, crucial showdowns and battles that had been developing for years in HBO's adaptation of George R.R. Martin's fantasy series finally pay off. It's hard to find more invigorating television. Extras include cast and crew commentaries, making-of featurettes and an excellent animated history of Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms.
General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait (Criterion)
Barbet Schroeder's 1974 documentary on Uganda's dictator is a study of high-wire act satire, with the filmmaker appearing to flatter the dictator's ego as he pointedly unveils his flaws. With caustic commentary and ample access to the dictator's previously hidden bubble, Schroeder is able to expose the hidden horrors of the regime. A tribute booklet and new interviews with Schroeder and a collaborating journalist fill out the extras.
Tangled the Series: Queen for a Day
Mandy Moore revisits the role of Rapunzel in this sassy adaptation of the animated feature, which follows the princess as she takes over the reins of the kingdom while her parents go away. Disaster expectedly ensues, as she learns that added responsibility isn't all it's cracked up to be. The extended episode lasts 44 minutes. Extras include journal shorts that spotlight various characters.
Vice Principals: The Complete Series (digital)
Danny McBride and Jody Hill play a pair of conniving vice principals who undermine their boss in increasingly dark and disturbing ways. The first season focuses on the unscrupulous characters' rise to power, while the follow-up season shifts to the unintended consequences that spawned from plot developments in the first. Uproariously funny, the series stands alongside McBride's first HBO effort, "Eastbound and Down." "Vice Principals" is available on Vudu, iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers.
Studios provided review screeners.