New on DVD and Blu-Ray

We’ve got a strong collection of new releases this week, including the Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream (reports vary on how much it accomplishes besides setting trippy visuals to great Bowie songs), the in-name-only DTV sequel to forgotten bomb R.I.P.D., the first of this year’s two maligned Claire Denis projects Both Sides of the Blade, and the movie where Jerry and Marge go large (said movie is perfectly charming and unfortunately the best movie Annette Bening has appeared in since 20th Century Women). I still don’t really know what Pearl is about other than Mia Goth making bizarre, pained faces, and I’m similarly confused about Three Thousand Years of Longing even having seen it. I’ve seen some very good, impassioned writing in favor of Longing that made me want to reassess my initial reaction to it, but I think back to how little I got out of it in the moment and can’t say I’m eager to revisit. But I would be eager to revisit one of this week’s 4K reissues, Robert Zemeckis’s gleefully misanthropic Used Cars. I love the weird places Zemeckis has worked his way into in the last three decades (at least until he entered the Disney-remake business), but he will never again make something this mean or this funny, and that’s a shame.

Airplane II: The Sequel (Paramount)
Black Snake Moan (Paramount)
Blue Hawaii 4K (Paramount)
Both Sides of the Blade (IFC)
Death Game (Grindhouse)
The Infernal Affairs Trilogy (Criterion)
Jerry and Marge Go Large (Paramount)
Moonage Daydream (Decal)
Pearl (Lionsgate)
R.I.P.D. 2: Rise of the Damned (Universal)
Reservoir Dogs 4K (Lionsgate)
Three Thousand Years of Longing 4K (Warner)
Used Cars 4K (Shout Factory)
The Valachi Papers (Kino)
Wayne’s World 4K (Paramount)