New on DVD and Blu-Ray

We’ve got a genuinely pretty good home video slate this week, headlined by Criterion celebrating Valentine’s Day with the definitive releases of those two most romantic horror movies, Night of the Living Dead and The Silence of the Lambs (Criterion will be having a flash sale today, so you can them for half-off). And there’s yet more horror where that came from, with Scream Factory releasing a special edition of Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell and the Warner Archive Collection wasting resources on the Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel with Viggo Mortensen in it. Elsewhere in catalog titles, there’s Arrow’s box set of some of Seijun Suzuki’s early works and Kino’s 4K-remastered version of the original The Thomas Crown Affair, but some of this week’s more intriguing titles are new. There’s the first season of David Simon’s The Deuce, and the long-awaited Blu-Ray of Bertrand Bonello’s stylish terrorism thriller Nocturama, but I find myself most drawn to a much worse-reviewed film, namely Dan Gilroy’s Roman J. Israel, Esq. Gilroy’s follow-up to Nightcrawler, it was regarded as a mess straight out of the gate, to the point Denzel Washington’s Oscar nomination for it was a genuine surprise. But damned if it doesn’t sound like a fascinating mess, and Denzel going way off-kilter is as good a selling point as any.

Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (Kino)
The Ballad of Lefty Brown (Lionsgate)
Blade of the Immortal (Magnolia)
The Deuce: The Complete First Season (HBO)
Drag Me to Hell (Shout Factory)
Eaten Alive! (Severin)
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (Warner Archive Collection)
Night of the Living Dead (Criterion)
Nocturama (Grasshopper)
Orchestra Rehearsal (Arrow)
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (Sony)
Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years, Vol. 1 – Seijun Rising: The Youth Movies (Arrow)
The Silence of the Lambs (Criterion)
The Thomas Crown Affair (Kino)
V.I. Warshawski (Kino)
Wonder (Lionsgate)