New on DVD and Blu-Ray

Not gonna lie, this is not a great week for home video. When Stanley Kramer movies are among the most enticing releases in a given week, something is wrong (although Inherit the Wind at least has the reputation of being the one that even the most fervent Kramer detractors will admit is good). The top title is undoubtedly the release of Andres Muschietti’s smash-hit adaptation of It, which I didn’t see, but I assume the clown was scary in it, and I assume the same thing of Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (that clown being the clowns in the White House and Congress amirite?). The rest of the new titles are pretty dire, to the point that The Foreigner is probably an easy second-place finisher, trailing behind it the twofer of mediocre political-figure biopics Mark Felt and Marshall, plus the My Little Pony movie and a movie called November Criminals, which was so good that it basically went straight-to-VOD despite starring Ansel Elgort, Chloe Grace Moretz, Catherine Keener, and David Strathairn. Catalog titles are a little better, mostly on the basis of Criterion releasing John Ford’s Young Mr. Lincoln, as well as Arrow giving us the Italian anthology film The Witches, boasting contributions from Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, and Vittorio De Sica.

The Foreigner (Universal)
Friend Request (Lionsgate)
Inherit the Wind (Kino)
Intermezzo: A Love Story (Kino)
It (Warner)
Judgment at Nuremberg (Kino)
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (Sony)
Marshall (Universal)
My Little Pony: The Movie (Lionsgate)
November Criminals (Sony)
The Witches (Arrow)
Young Mr. Lincoln (Criterion)