New on DVD and Blu-Ray

A big week for black cinema on home video (and also Waves, a white guy’s attempt to tell a black family’s story thru a lot of Frank Ocean needledrops), starting with a 4K release of John Singleton’s landmark Boyz in the Hood and culminating with Kino’s releases of five Spike Lee joints; Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Crooklyn, Clockers, and Summer of Sam. And in the Lee spirit of a little bit of gleeful provocation, there’s also the long-awaited release of the director’s cut of Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built, alongside the equally violent, probably less winky, The Nightingale. Or, if you want your grotesque violence inflicted on a cameoing Jacob Tremblay (don’t worry, I won’t report you if you say yes to that), there’s Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep, by all accounts a much better, more interesting movie than should be reduced to Jacob Tremblay jokes.

Arctic Dogs Lionsgate
Boyz n the Hood 4K (Sony)
Clockers (Kino)
Crooklyn (Kino)
Doctor Sleep (Warner)
The Good Liar (Warner)
The House That Jack Built (Shout Factory)
Jungle Fever (Kino)
Last Christmas (Universal)
Mo’ Better Blues (Kino)
The Nightingale (Shout Factory)
The Oscar (Kino)
Playing with Fire (Paramount)
Summer of Sam (Kino)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
Waves (Lionsgate)