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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words,’ ‘Session 9,’ and More

Written by on August 16, 2016 

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Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Stig Björkman)

Ingrid Bergman

The first hurtle of making a documentary about any legend is to avoid being a hagiography. One of the most pervasive criticisms of reverential docs is the parade of talking heads failing to contextualize hyperbole about the person. This year saw two notable push backs against this criticism with Asif Kapadia’s warts-and-all expose Amy, and Brett Morgen’s Montage of Heck, which featured enough egregious child abuse to make even the most hardcore Nirvana fans question the cult of Kurt Cobain. Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words tries a similarly blemished approach, mostly eliminating outside sources to tell seminal actress Ingrid Bergman’s story through her own personal diary entries, letters, home video, photography, and the accounts of her four children. – Michael S. (full review)

Session 9 (Brad Anderson)

Session 9

Finally arriving on Blu-ray this week, courtesy of Shout! Factory, is Brad Anderson‘s thriller Session 9. Brimming with a haunting atmosphere, his best film takes place at a shuttered mental hospital that has a few new visitors. Including a previously recorded commentary and deleted scenes, new to the Blu-ray release is interviews with the cast and crew, as well as a featurette that revisits the memorable locations of the film. – Jordan R.

Also Arriving This Week

11 Minutes (review)
Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

Recommended Deals of the Week

All the President’s Men (Blu-ray) – $8.49

The American (Blu-ray) – $6.49

Amelie (Blu-ray) – $6.33

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Blu-ray) – $7.64

Beginners (Blu-ray) – $6.32

Bone Tomahawk (Blu-ray) – $9.99

The Brothers Bloom (Blu-ray) – $9.99

The Cabin in the Woods (Blu-ray) – $8.48

Casino (Blu-ray) – $9.49

The Conformist (Blu-ray) – $12.96

Cloud Atlas (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Dear White People (Blu-ray) – $9.99

The Deer Hunter (Blu-ray) – $9.96

Eastern Promises (Blu-ray) – $8.37

The Fall (Blu-ray) – $10.70

Far From the Madding Crowd (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Frank (Blu-ray) – $8.99

Godzilla (Blu-ray) – $8.03

Gone Girl (Blu-ray) – $7.99

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Greenberg (Blu-ray) – $5.10

The Guest (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Heat (Blu-ray) – $7.88

Holy Motors (Blu-ray) – $10.57

The Informant! (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Inglorious Basterds (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Interstellar (Blu-ray) – $7.99

The Iron Giant (Blu-ray pre-order) – $9.99

Jaws (Blu-ray) – $7.88

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Blu-ray) – $9.69

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (Blu-ray) – $9.79

The Lady From Shanghai (Blu-ray) – $8.99

Looper (Blu-ray) – $7.88

Lost In Translation (Blu-ray) – $9.49

Macbeth (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Mad Max: Fury Road (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Magnolia (Blu-ray) – $8.79

The Man Who Wasn’t There (Blu-ray) – $9.49

Margaret (Blu-ray) – $9.85

Martha Marcy May Marlene (Blu-ray) – $5.26

Midnight Special (Blu-ray) – $12.96

Michael Clayton (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Moneyball (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Nebraska (Blu-ray) – $8.95

Never Let Me Go (Blu-ray) – $7.70

No Country For Old Men (Blu-ray) – $5.99

Pan’s Labyrinth (Blu-ray) – $7.99

ParaNorman (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Persepolis (Blu-ray) – $6.49

The Piano (Blu-ray) – $7.34

A Prophet (Blu-ray) – $6.99

Pulp Fiction (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Re-Animator (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Road to Perdition (Blu-ray) – $8.99

The Searchers / Wild Bunch / How the West Was Won (Blu-ray) – $10.48

Sex, Lies, and Videotape (Blu-ray) – $6.32

Short Term 12 (Blu-ray) – $9.74

Shutter Island (Blu-ray) – $6.79

A Separation (Blu-ray) – $6.80

A Serious Man (Blu-ray) – $5.98

A Single Man (Blu-ray) – $5.80

Somewhere (Blu-ray) – $5.20

There Will Be Blood (Blu-ray) – $5.99

They Came Together (Blu-ray) – $9.99

The Tree of Life (Blu-ray) – $3.65

Volver (Blu-ray) – $5.95

Waltz With Bashir (Blu-ray) – $6.50

Where the Wild Things Are (Blu-ray) – $7.77

The White Ribbon (Blu-ray) – $8.60

The Wrestler (Blu-ray) – $7.19

You Can’t Take It With You (Blu-ray) – $8.32

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