This Week in Home Entertainment Releases

November 14, 2017

Atomic Blonde

Synopsis:
Sensual and savage, Lorraine Broughton is the most elite spy in MI6, an agent who’s willing to use all of her lethal skills to stay alive during an impossible mission. With the Berlin Wall about to fall, she travels into the heart of the city to retrieve a priceless dossier and take down a ruthless espionage ring. Once there, she teams up with an embedded station chief to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

Special Features:

  • Deleted/Extended Scenes (1080p, 7:23 total runtime): Russian Driver, Hidden Stash, Nice to Meet You, Not Afraid of Love, Broughton’s Promise, and Watch for Sale.
  • Welcome to Berlin (1080p, 4:33): A closer look at the role the city as it was in 1989 plays in the film. It also examines the shooting locations and production design.
  • Blondes Have More Gun (1080p, 7:01): Charlize Theron discusses what drew her to the role. This extra also covers the film’s structure, David Leitch’s direction, actor training for the film, the challenges of the shoot, and more.
  • Spymaster (1080p, 4:18): This piece focuses on the qualities Director David Leitch brought to the film.
  • Anatomy of a Fight Scene (1080p, 7:52): Making the protracted fight sequence from the middle of the film. This piece shows the sequence with a picture-in-picture director commentary, split screen with behind the scenes footage, and some full screen behind the scenes clips with the movie playing in the smaller box. This is a fun piece.
  • Story in Motion (1080p): Animated storyboards for two scenes. Included are Agent Broughton (2:16) and The Chase (1:38). With optional Director David Leitch commentary.
  • Audio Commentary: Director David Leitch and Editor Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir deliver an insightful track that covers the source material and the title, cast and performances, action, technical details behind the film’s assemblage, photography, the era in which the film takes place, and plenty more. A solid track in support of a good movie.

Wind River

Synopsis:
Cory Lambert is a wildlife officer who finds the body of an 18-year-old woman on an American Indian reservation in snowy Wyoming. When the autopsy reveals that she was raped, FBI agent Jane Banner arrives to investigate. Teaming up with Lambert as a guide, the duo soon find that their lives are in danger while trying to solve the mystery of the teen’s death

Special Features:

  • Behind the Scenes
  • Deleted Scenes

Westworld

Synopsis:
Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged without consequence.

Special Features

Disc 1

  • About the Series (1080p; 1.78:1; 2:12): This brief introduction includes short interviews with actors Thandie Newton, Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden, as well as executive producers Nolan, Joy and J.J. Abrams.
  • An Invitation to the Set (1080p; 1.78:1; 2;16): Despite the title, this is really just an alternative introduction to the series, with many of the same interviewees and few new ones.
  • The Big Moment
    • Teddy Versus the Man in Black (1080p; 1.78:1; 1:55)
    • A Host Self-Sabotages (1080p; 1.78:1; 1:55)
  • Welcome to Westworld (1080p; 1.78:1; 7:43): This is a somewhat longer introduction to the series, and it includes behind-the-scenes footage of the cast and crew at work.
  • Realizing the Dream: First Week on the Set of Westworld (1080p; 1.78:1; 11:22): On location in Utah, where many of the exteriors were filmed.
  • Imagining the Main Title (1080p; 1.78:1; 14:08): Nolan, Joy, composer Ramin Djawadi and graphic design executive Jennifer Hall discuss the creation of the foreboding title sequence.

Disc 2

  • Reality of A.I.: Westworld (1080p; 1.78:1; 4:30): Thoughts on the reality of robots by Nolan, Joy, J.J. Abrams and cast members.
  • The Big Moment
    • Maeve Gets an Answer (1080p; 1.78:1; 1:38)
    • Bernard Faces an Unlikely Saboteur (1080p; 1.78:1; 1:23)
    • Dr. Ford’s Blood Sacrifice (1080p; 1.78:1; 1:38)
  • Gag Reel (1080p; 1.78:1; ): Brief but memorable.

Disc 3

  • The Big Moment
    • The Truth About Bernard (1080p; 1.78:1; 2:25)
    • Dr. Ford’s New Narrative (1080p; 1.78:1; 3:53)
  • The Key to the Chords (1080p; 1.78:1; 8:05): Nolan, Joy and composer Ramin Djawadi discuss the series’ recurring use of a player piano as both symbol and musical accompaniment.
  • Crafting the Narrative (1080p; 1.78:1; 29:16): Nolan and Joy provide commentary for select scenes from the season finale.
  • Corporate Guidebook: This booklet is a mock “handbook for new employees” of Westworld.

 

All of these are now available on blu ray, dvd, and available to stream on all major video on demand platforms (Amazon, YouTube, PlayStation, Xbox).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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