Well it is another thin week for releases, but there are a few huge weeks ahead so start saving those dollars! We kick off this week with Reminiscence. Hugh Jackman plays Nick Bannister, a private investigator living in Miami in the near future after climate change has led to massive flooding and extreme daytime temperatures. Nick offers a service called reminiscence to clients wishing to dive into their memories using a mixture of a drug called thiopental and a water chamber. After Nick falls in love with a client, Mae (Rebecca Ferguson), she soon disappears, and Nick must use the tools at his disposal to find out what happened to her, even if it means finding out all of her secrets.

Reminiscence takes an old school approach to a sci fi detective story by giving the futuristic tale the old noir style with Jackman providing a private eye voiceover and structuring the story in a very noir style as well. Writer/director Lisa Joy is no stranger to sci fi as the creator and writer on HBO’s Westworld, and those retro sci fi roots show through in Reminiscence. Jackman gives a great performance, as does Thandie Newton as his co-worker and Rebecca Ferguson, reuniting with Jackman after The Greatest Showman, as the mysterious love interest. If you are hankering for something different, Reminiscence should fit in nicely.

Next up is a new western called Old Henry. Tim Blake Nelson plays Henry, a widowed farmer living with his teen son when they take in a mysterious injuring man with a satchel of cash. When a posse of maybe-lawmen come to the farm looking for the man, Henry must decide who he can trust. In defending his homestead, his son Wyatt (Gavin Lewis) learns some of his mild-mannered father’s long buried secrets as they stand together to fight for what’s theirs.

Old Henry is a great old-fashioned western with some fantastic performances, especially by Nelson and Stephen Dorff as the sinister man who comes looking for the money. Writer/director Potsy Ponciroli does a great job of giving the film a vintage Western feel while still keeping the pacing tense, the performances tightly wound, and the story interesting. Western fans especially, give Old Henry a try, you won’t be disappointed.

Also of note this week is (finally!) the Blu-ray debut of Steve Martin’s brilliant L.A. Story (although only through the USA right now), a great new special edition of Stuart Gordon’s greatly underappreciated thriller Edmond starring William H. Macy, and the Second Season of the excellent series Snowpiercer starring Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connolly and Sean Bean.

Until next week movie lovers, stay safe!                                                 

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for Tuesday November 9, 2021

A Gift From Bob (2020)

Bad Candy

Batman: Year One (2011) 4K

Beethoven's Christmas Adventure (2011)*

Breakheart Pass (1975)*

Chato's Land (1972)*

Coming Home in the Dark (2021)

DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Sixth Season

Doomed Megalopolis: Mega Collection

Edmond (2005)* - MVD Rewind Collection

Emily in Paris: Season One

Evolution (2001)

Final Justice (1985)* - MVD Rewind Collection

Four Good Days (2020)

Hope

It's a Gift (1934)*

L.A. Story (1991)*

Mania Killer (1987)*

My Salinger Year (2020)

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Complete Series

Old Henry (2021)

One More Train To Rob (1971)*

Reminiscence (2021)

Respect (2021)

Saved by the Bell (2020): Season One

Snowpiercer: The Complete Second Season

The Bank Dick (1940)*

The Chinese Boxer (1970)*

The Concubine (2012) - Limited Edition

The Emperor's Sword

The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)*

The Hills Have Eyes (1977) 4K

The Last of Sheila (1973)*

The Old Fashioned Way (1934)*

The Outsiders (1983) 4K

The Resonator: Miskatonic U

The Ten Commandments (1956) 65th Anniversary 4K Steelbook

Tina (2021)

Val

When Calls The Heart: Home For Christmas & The Greatest Christmas Wish

Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)* - MVD Marquee Collection

Witch Hunt

Younger: The Complete Series

*New to Blu-ray