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.

Indignation (James Schamus)


After helping filmmakers such as Todd Haynes, Ang Lee, and Todd Solondz shape their careers, James Schamus has finally made the leap from producer to director with an adaptation of Philip Roth‘s 2008 novel Indignation. The 1951-set feature follows Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a Newark-bred Jewish teenager heading to his first semester at a Lutheran college in Ohio. In doing so, he avoids the draft for the Korean War, which is claiming extended family and friends as victims. While a morally sound, eloquent, and confident individual, at college he grapples with sexuality and a distinct indignation, primarily inflicted by Dean Caudwell (Tracy Letts). – Jordan R. (full review)

Morris From America (Chad Hartigan)


Coming to Sundance with his tender character study This is Martin Bonner a few years back, director Chad Hartigan triumphantly returns with the coming-of-age comedy Morris From America, a stylistic leap forward that still retains a keen sense of humanity. Telling the story of our title character attempting to keep his identity while making friends in the foreign land of Germany, it’s also an acutely funny testament to single parenting and the specific bond it fosters when both sides put in their all. – Jordan R. (full review)

Phantom Boy (Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli)


French directors Alain Gagnol (who also wrote) and Jean-Loup Felicioli have another winner on their hands with Phantom Boy. The much-anticipated follow-up to their Oscar-nominated animation A Cat in Paris was five years in the making and well worth the wait. With its vibrant colors muted for a NYC noir aesthetic and every 2D field shaded by roughly textured shadows in constant motion, the frames literally flicker off the screen to leave a lasting impression. The story—centering on a young cancer patient able to leave his body for brief periods of time, floating around the city and becoming the only hope of stopping a criminal mastermind—delivers a level of heartfelt dramatics to rival Inside Out. – Jared M. (full review)

Taxi Driver: 40th Anniversary Edition (Martin Scorsese)


Technically celebrating its 40th anniversary in February of this year, Sony has now released a celebratory Blu-ray edition of Martin Scorsese‘s masterpiece. Including the previous special features found on past Blu-ray releases, this new one — along with the Scorsese- and Michael Chapman-approved 4K restoration — features the 40-minute Q&A that Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel and more took part in at Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. While it may not be a necessary pick-up if you already own it, it surely makes for the ideal Christmas gift. – Jordan R.

Also Arriving This Week

Lone Wolf and Cub
Sausage Party (review)

Recommended Deals of the Week

99 Homes (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) – $9.96

The American (Blu-ray) – $7.14

Amelie (Blu-ray) – $5.99

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Blu-ray) – $9.69

Beginners (Blu-ray) – $5.90

The Cabin in the Woods (Blu-ray) – $6.45

Carrie (Blu-ray) – $6.50

Casino (Blu-ray) – $9.49

Cloud Atlas (Blu-ray) – $6.98

The Deep Blue Sea (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Eastern Promises (Blu-ray) – $8.71

Everybody Wants Some!! (Blu-ray) – $14.99

Ex Machina (Blu-ray) – $7.77

Godzilla (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Gone Girl (Blu-ray) – $9.49

Greenberg (Blu-ray) – $5.10

Hail, Caesar! (Blu-ray) – $12.99

Haywire (Blu-ray) – $5.04

Heat (Blu-ray) – $9.96

Holy Motors (Blu-ray) – $10.15

Incendies (Blu-ray) – $9.53

The Informant! (Blu-ray) – $7.90

Inglorious Basterds (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Inherent Vice (Blu-ray) – $10.75

Interstellar (Blu-ray) – $8.99

It Follows (Blu-ray) – $9.96

Jane Eyre (Blu-ray) – $5.58

Jaws (Blu-ray) – $7.66

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Knight of Cups (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (Blu-ray) – $9.89

Lincoln (Blu-ray) – $9.94

Looper (Blu-ray) – $7.88

Lost In Translation (Blu-ray) – $9.49

Magnolia (Blu-ray) – $8.49

The Magnificent Seven (Blu-ray) – $8.05

The Man Who Wasn’t There (Blu-ray) – $9.53

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

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Blu-ray) – $8.49

Michael Clayton (Blu-ray) – $9.58

Moneyball (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Nebraska (Blu-ray) – $7.43

Never Let Me Go (Blu-ray) – $7.00

The Nice Guys (Blu-ray) – $12.99

No Country For Old Men (Blu-ray) – $4.96

ParaNorman (Blu-ray) – $7.67

Persepolis (Blu-ray) – $9.85

The Piano (Blu-ray) – $7.34

Pulp Fiction (Blu-ray) – $5.96

Ran (Blu-ray) – $11.50

Road to Perdition (Blu-ray) – $5.00

The Searchers / Wild Bunch / How the West Was Won (Blu-ray) – $10.69

Selma (Blu-ray) – $8.99

Sex, Lies, and Videotape (Blu-ray) – $6.40

Short Term 12 (Blu-ray) – $9.85

Shutter Island (Blu-ray) – $3.99

A Serious Man (Blu-ray) – $7.69

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Blu-ray) – $8.79

The Shallows (Blu-ray) – $11.49

A Single Man (Blu-ray) – $5.80

Somewhere (Blu-ray) – $5.20

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Blu-ray) – $7.00

There Will Be Blood (Blu-ray) – $5.86

Tinker Sailor Soldier Spy (Blu-ray) – $5.78

To the Wonder (Blu-ray) – $9.90

Volver (Blu-ray) – $5.95

Waltz With Bashir (Blu-ray) – $6.50

Where the Wild Things Are (Blu-ray) – $7.14

Whiplash (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Zero Dark Thirty (Blu-ray) – $7.99

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What are you picking up this week?

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