New on DVD and Blu-Ray

This week proves that rock music’s not dead, its stars are just either pompous gasbags or cartoon lions. For the former category, you have Criterion’s 4K release of The Last Waltz, where great music and great filmmaking duke it out with Scorsese’s Robbie Robertson fixation and with the presence of Eric Clapton; at least fellow shithead Van Morrison actually puts on a good show. And for both categories at once, you have Bono’s performance as rock-star lion Clay Calloway in Sing 2. His role, among other things (including a surprise appearance by Spike Jonze, always a great presence whenever he decides to act), helps to elevate (heh) Sing 2 from being lousy, crassly calculated kids-movie slop like its predecessor to being passable, crassly calculated kids-movie slop.

The Apartment 4K (Kino)
The Devil Strikes at Night (Kino)
Drop Dead Fred (Vinegar Syndrome)
Edgar G. Ulmer Sci-Fi Collection (Kino)
Flesh for Frankenstein 4K + 3D (Vinegar Syndrome)
House on the Edge of the Park (Severin)
The Last Waltz 4K (Criterion)
Love Jones (Criterion)
Marry Me (Universal)
Ordinary People (Paramount)
Sibyl (Music Box)
Sing 2 (Universal)
Sister Sister (Vinegar Syndrome)
A Star Is Born (Warner Archive Collection)
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (Warner Archive Collection)