New on DVD and Blu-Ray

Usually this month’s-end weeks are pretty depressing, but this one is honest to god okay. Getting the bad out of the way first, this week sees the Blu-Ray debut of Rob Reiner’s North, because somebody asked for it (maybe even unironically), and also the release of James Ponsoldt’s The Circle, a terrible bit of internet alarmism which is a pretty big disappointment from the previously solid Ponsoldt, and Zach Braff’s Going in Style, which, as far as studio sell-outs go, is at least probably an improvement on Wish I Was Here. Moving past that, we have some fine new releases, including Nacho Vigalondo’s unusual take on the monster movie, Colossal, a no-bullshit (really good) monster movie in Shin Godzilla, Azazel Jacobs’ middle-aged rom-com (and another feather in A24’s increasingly stuffed hat), The Lovers, and two excellent HBO shows, Big Little Lies and the Pete Holmes vehicle Crashing. Catalog titles are less exciting, with the biggest highlight, the release of Frank Capra’s The Bitter Tea of General Yen, being slightly spoiled by it being a BD-R release. Otherwise, there’s Scream Factory continuing to work its way through every horror-adjacent film made in the last 50 years with a bells-and-whistles release of James Gunn’s Slither. And, uh, The Good Son. Sure.

Big Little Lies (HBO)
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (Sony Choice Collection)
The Circle (Lionsgate)
Colossal (Universal)
Crashing: The Complete First Season (HBO)
The Devil’s Brigade (Kino)
Going in Style (Warner)
The Good Son (Kino)
The Lovers (Lionsgate)
North (Sony Choice Collection)
Shin Godzilla (FUNimation)
Sleight (Universal)
Slither (Shout Factory)
Wakefield (Shout Factory)